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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Bulgari will celebrate its 125th birthday next year.

And the chic Italian luxury goods company will not be selfish in their celebrating.

They’ve chosen to support Save the Children’s Rewrite the Future campaign.

Bulgari’s ultimate goal is to raise euro 10 million for Save the Children by the end of next year.

They’ll set the example by donating euro 1 million in advance.

Then it’ll be your turn.

For just $290, you can Purchase a new, limited edition ring being introduced in Bulgari stores worldwide. The ring is made of silver, in tribute to Sotirio Bulgari, the company’s founder who started as a silversmith in the 19th century. It also features Save the Children’s logo engraved on the inside. $60.00 will go toward Rewrite the Future.

It will be available February 1 – December 30 in Bulgari stores worldwide and online

Numerous celebrities from the worlds of film, culture, and music have already agreed to support the initiative. These include: Willem Dafoe, Benicio Del Toro, Sally Field, Fiorello, Andy Garcia, Valeria Golino, Jason Lewis, Julianne Moore, Gabriele Muccino, Kimberly Peirce, Ben Stiller and Sting.

Join them!

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This Christmas, Macy’s is trying to capture your heart (and hoping you’ll spend your money with them!).

For the holidays, you’ll see “Believe Stations” in their stores.

And don’t be surprised if you see the department store’s stars” on your TV this Christmas reaching out to you with lines from “Yes, Virginia,” a classic holiday editorial.

  • Jessica Simpson
  • Martha Stewart
  • Carlos Santana
  • Donald Trump
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Kenneth Cole 

The store has also launched a really cool Believe web site

Thanks to Macy’s, for the holidays you can download a letter kit complete with official Santa letterhead, and design your own “Claus” with the “Be Claus” application.

“Be Claus” personalization allows customers to upload a photo and design themselves as Santa Claus.

The Believe campaign benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation® and will also be run en español.

 

American women are finally taking a cue from their French sisters and asserting the right to be sexy at any age.

Quality lingerie has become a must-have part of every woman’s wardrobe.

Susan Nethero, Oprah’s lingerie expert, named five must-have items of lingerie on the show this week

  1. a date bra
  2. a plunge/cleavage bra
  3. a strapless bra
  4. an elegant camisole
  5. a matching panty

Check out the clip from The Oprah Show.

I don’t know how true it is but reports this morning indicate Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen had a horrible book signing experience.

According to WENN, angry protesters bombarded the TV twin when they showed up to launch, “Influence” on Tuesday.

Fans lined up to meet the 22-year-old moguls, who were celebrating the release of their new coffee table book, Influence, on Tuesday.

But the pair were stunned to find animal rights activists shouting outside the event – part of a campaign launched by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) against the stars for their fashion choices.

A PETA spokesperson tells WENN: “People who still wear fur haven’t woken up to the fact that a big, dead animal on your back makes you look like a troll.

“Compassionate fashionistas know that real beauty comes from the heart – something that the Trollsen Twins seem to lack, considering all the animals they’ve killed for their clothes.”

 

What next?

Last week Billboard.biz reported Daddy Yankee was launching his own fragrance line.

Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee is launching his own cologne, DY, which will be distributed exclusively in Macy’s stores beginning this month. DY, which was developed by Givaudan Fragrances, is being marketed and distributed via an agreement with Falic Fashion Group (FFG), which in turn is owned by Duty Free Americas (DFA), which owns and operates more than 100 duty-free stores in airports and at borders.

The launch of DY will be supported by a multi-media advertising campaign that includes billboards, print media ads and television spots, as well as billing in the Panasonic giant screen in Times Square.

DY will be sold in 1.7 and 3.4 fluid ounce sizes, retailing for $39 and $49 respectively. A DY deodorant will retail for $14.

The reggaeton star has  confirmed with the launch of a MySpace Video for “First Fragrance.”

A few nurses have come up with ways to spend the $150,000 that bought Gov. Palin’s wardrobe.

A new internet game posted this morning by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, , lets web users themselves find other uses for the shopping spree the Republican National Committee famously spent on wardrobe and makeup for Gov. Sarah Palin.

“The secret is out. There is a Marxist in the Presidential race. She’s just not on the Democratic ticket. The real Marxist is in the McCain camp, the Neiman Marxist adorned in that fetching $150,000 wardrobe,” says CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro.

“It’s extremely disingenuous to paint yourself as a ‘hockey mom’ or the voice of ‘Joe Six Pack’ when you’re strutting around in a $150,000 outfit,” said DeMoro.

“Real working people live and dress far differently,” DeMoro noted.

The $150,000 shopping spree amounts to, as Sam Stein noted on Huffington Post, more than the average American household spends on clothes in 80 years.

The same $150,000 could buy

  • 15,000 chef coats
  • 5,769 painter’s bibs
  • 5,000 police shirts
  • 4,687 auto mechanics’ coveralls
  • 3,750 pilot uniforms
  • 3,571 housekeeper uniforms

Imagine that!

A few days ago, we told you that Lauren Conrad was looking for models to walk in her fashion show.

Now we’ve got confirmed locations for her campus tour.

LC3, (the Lauren Conrad Collection College Tour), will make stops in Austin, Atlanta, Boston, Minneapolis and Los Angeles.

It’s all a part of Lauren’s attempt to increase buzz about  the Lauren Conrad Collection.

After seeing her on “The Hills” for a whole five years, it’s great to see Lauren taking her passion for fashion design to the next level. 

Following in the footsteps of husband, David Beckham, Posh Spice has struck a new deal with Emporio Armani.

Reuters reports that Victoria will become an underwear model for the fashion house.

The ad campaign will roll out in Spring 2009.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) – Victoria Beckham, a regular on lists of the best-dressed celebrities, is following the lead of her famous footballer husband and stripping down to her designer underwear for an advertising campaign.


Emporio Armani on Wednesday said Beckham, who came to fame as “Posh Spice” in the British pop group the Spice Girls, will model underwear for the company in an advertising campaign set to roll out in spring next year.


She joins her husband, British soccer star David Beckham, who was the focus of a similar Armani underwear campaign this past summer that caused a stir among his fans.

Victoria Beckham, 34, posed for the pictures in the ritzy beachside community of Malibu where she lives with her husband and their three young sons.


The images were shot by fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the same duo who took David Beckham’s underwear ad pictures.


“Victoria is a style icon, a dynamic lady whose influence and recognition will add great excitement to the continued international growth of our Emporio Armani women’s underwear business,” Giorgio Armani, the Italian designer at the head of the company, said in a statement.
It’s far from Beckham’s first venture into fashion.


She has worked as a model and four years ago she designed her own line of high-end denim jeans for Rock and Republic. She has also marketed jeans under her own label, dVb.


The Beckhams moved to Los Angeles from Britain last year so David Beckham could play soccer for the L.A. Galaxy although he is now negotiating a short-term loan to play for AC Milan from next January.


(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

One of fashionistas’ fave books hits big screens in February 2009.

But Hollywood marketers are arguing that with the current economic downturn, it’s horrible timing for the launch of Confessions of A Shopaholic.

In spite of what they say, I can confirm I will be in line when it opens.

Until, check out the trailer. Or visit the official web site.

Being from Barbados, I’m always eager to celebrate Rihanna’s fashion sense.

But after seeing pics posted on the City Rag blog today, I am slightly (ok, very) disappointed.

Take a look.