Friday, October 29, 2010

Kate Bosworth & Jennifer Connelly | Night of Stars in NYC

Kate Bosworth and Jennifer Connelly step out in style at the 27th Annual Night of Stars held at Cipriani, Wall Street on Thursday (October 28) in New York City.
Jennifer, 39, presented Balenciaga�s Nicolas Ghesquiere with the evening�s Superstar Award. Also celebrated were Proenza Schouler design duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. Both celebs wore pieces from the designers they honored!

Jennifer was joined by her husband, Paul Bettany!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cam Gigandet takes Everleigh Ray to pick a pumpkin.

Gotta love how Halloween brings out so many celebrities with their valuable little ones! The newest celebrity to hit the pumpkin patch is Cam Gigandet who was accompanied by girlfriend Dominique Geisendorff and their daughter Everleigh Ray at Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in West Hollywood, California on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010.

 One and a half year old Everleigh has just sprouted! She is the splitting image of her mommy with some nice little touches of her handsome daddy.

 You can see Cam on the big screen in the film �Easy A� co-starring Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, and Amanda Bynes. He stars in the role of Micah in the comedy about a clean-cut high school student who relies on the school�s rumor mill to move forward her social and financial standing.
Personally I�m really excited to see Cam in the upcoming film �Priest� co-starring Paul Bettany, Karl Urban and Maggie Q. Sadly that won�t be in theaters until 2011.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The trends from spring�s runway shows.

Say bye to short skirts and hello to the 1970s. Really  move away from black and get creative with color.
The spring runway shows are over in New York, Milan and Paris, it�s up to department store fashion directors and boutique owners to enclose the big ideas.

Chanel�s garden party, Balenciaga�s punk brigade and Marc Jacobs� 1970s show were all unforgettable on the runways, but will they make it to store racks? Here, retailers offer their takeaways from the season and ideas about how the trends might drop down to you.

Ken Downing, senior vice president and fashion director, Neiman Marcus 

Big idea: The vintage Yves Saint Laurent effect, fueled by the major YSL retrospective exposition that just closed in August in Paris. On the runway, designers nodded to Saint Laurent�s rich peasant look, Orientalism and �le smoking�.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New York lunch date Kate Winslet and Leo`s

Winslet have been covered enjoying lunch in New York. The Titanic co-stars hit the Carlyle hotel for a bite to eat, the New York Post reports.
The film stars have been pals since they shot the blockbuster James Cameron movie 13 years ago. In 2008 they teamed up again for the drama Revolutionary Road, directed by Winslet's then husband, Sam Mendes.
Winslet has beforehand spoken about the deep relationship they share, saying, 'Leo and I are kindred spirits, we're cut from the same cloth.'
We're like one of those old couples in When Harry Met Sally,' DiCaprio said at the time.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shakira's famous quotes

"I admire a person who, for the love of art, is able to take off their clothes in front of a camera. But I'm not capable, I'm too cowardly for that."
"Everyone can know what is in my heart because I find it hard to conceal myself."
"I don't go out without make up. I'm a woman, you know. "
"I admire Madonna because she always did whatever she felt like doing. She went through some controversial periods when people rejected her, but she kept on reinventing herself. "
"Because of you, I'm running out of reasons to cry. "
"Everyone can know what is in my heart because I find it hard to conceal myself. "
"I am trying to make my accent so it won't bother anyone, but I am not going to drive myself crazy trying to pretend I am an American girl when I am from Colombia. "
"I pefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when I will give my heart. "
"It doesn't bother me to talk about my private life, it doesn't bother me to talk about anything. My life is like a glass of water, transparent. "
"Writing in English was a major challenge. I didn't want other songwriters to write for me. I wanted to preserve the spirit of my songs in Spanish. I am the same Shakira in English as I am in Spanish. "
"Writing songs has a therapeutic effect, and it either kills off love or wins the heart of the lover. "
"I always believed that women have rights and that there are some women that are intelligent enough to claim those rights. There are some others that are stupid enough not to. "
"You're a song written by the hands of God. "

Digital Manipulation | Fashion Industry

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The fashion industry is tarnish for it�s heavy-handed use of digital manipulation software, and has fallen under denigration for introducing �false images� into the mainstream and passing them off as real. Industry big-wigs are continually blamed for intentionally misleading consumers by creating false impressions with their products, and more severely, for perpetuating unhealthy body images by �slimming down� their models and concealing their imperfections.

In the last two years alone, magazines and designers alike have come under fire for this exact offense. The most recent breach has been the Crystal Renn argument. Renn is currently the most sought after plus-sized model in the industry; she famously battled anorexia before taking control of her health and speaking out against the unhealthy expectations of models in fashion and the practices that perpetuated her bad choices.

Earlier this year, Renn posed for a Fashion for Passion spread in French Vogue shot by photographer Nicholas Routzen. When the photos were released, however, Renn appeared to be a slender size 2 instead of the voluptuous size 10 that she has become known for.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Russian fashion week comes to end.

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After covering over 35 spring and summer collections from Russian and foreign designers, the most favourite times of the Russian Fashion Week have come to an end.

Throughout the week, Moscow has enjoyed the show, showing works of Russia�s most experienced designers, as well as being introduced to new names in the Russian fashion industry, and welcomed guests from Ukraine, Belarus, France, The Netherlands, Italy and other countries.

Designers offered a whole palette of possible interpretations of spring/summer themes. The week started brightly with shows from maestro Zaitsev and experienced designer Ludmila Norsoyan. Zaitsev�s collection became a signature show of rich, complicated embroidered fabrics, bright colors and impressive accessories. He played with golden yellow and bright red in women�s dresses and stunned conservative men with combinations of marine green, violet and black in men�s looks.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wax factor revealed by Cheryl Cole

The fashion celebrity Cheryl Cole has unveiled her much-anticipated double at Madame Tussauds in London. "It's weird. I can't even explain, I don't see myself like that," she said. Cheryl was the one who work closely with stylist and outfit and Cheryl chose the outfit from one she wore to a charity fashion event in 2008. the 27 year old model accuracy is clearly visible.

Tamara Mellon proud display of OBE

Tamara Mellon proudly displaces the OBE that she picked from the Buckingham palace for her services to Britain fashion industry. Tamara founded and built up the luxury brand Jimmy Choo to make it a favorite among celebrities all over the world. Vicki Michelle, 59, the actress who played Yvette in the hit BBC series was awarded a MBE by the Queen in recognition of her charity work.

Top Model Jessica Starr Timmons and Fashion tips.

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She spends enormous time in shopping just for  the right outfit when it comes to her busy fashion and personal calendar. She finds time to balance family and fashion, not an easy order. Shopping for garments is key for Ms. Starr Timmons, and the model�s figure is a main consideration.
Most women expend an average of three years of their lives shopping, according to a recent survey by global online market researcher And a poll by found that 25 percent of women only wear 10 per cent of the clothes they own, while 91 percent have an item in the closet that still has the tags on.
Lifestyle expert Amy Sewell, of Shop With Style, has some tips to help you put your shopping time to good use by finding fashion that suits your figure.

  • The Perfect Suit. Choose a jacket with small pads to define your shoulders and a waist that is slightly fitted to give you a womanly curve. Pants with a flat front and slightly-flared legs will minimize the tummy and create a longer, leaner look. A-line skirts offer good camouflage for fuller hips and thighs; skirt lengths that hit at or just below the knee flatter most figures.
  • Keep It Monochromatic. Wearing the same color from head to toe creates the illusion of one long, unbroken line, making you appear slimmer. Think neutrals:  black, camel, cream, dark brown.
  • Skim, Not Skin. Clothing should skim your curves, so look for fabrics that drape in a flattering way. Heavy fabrics will hide your shape, while super-sheer fabrics and spandex reveal a little too much. Knitwear line Ming Wang is a perfect wrinkle-free and shape-retentive clothing option.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Get creatively Inspired collection from Esprit

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Experience casual, free spirited expressions of creativity with Esprit�s Bohemian inspired collection. Celebrate being a true lover of world culture with Esprit�s bohemnian collection which draws attention from modern designs and non- conventional fashion forms to make every season a fashion extravaganza.

Bohemian inspired edc by Esprit is sheer, a classic bohemian signature. New cargo styles, used leather jackets with strong laced boots can be matched perfectly with flannel shirts, or colourful shorts. Crank it up a notch with oversized loop scarf, long tank top, white tops and shirts. Break the predictable fashion norms with sexy boyfriend jackets for a bolder more edgy look. What never fails to work is a entrancing tank tank top with boyfriend jeans.

The leather jacket is an all- timer. Esprit brings you the edc collection in ravishing tones of neutrals, grey shades and black accents and in teal, blue tones, red, berry tones. Trendy footwear civility of classic and vintage inspired edc shoes will do the magic. Mix and match is the key, so accessorize all you want with edc�s simple yet wildly styled leather bags, belts and scarves to complete the look.

Kanye West`s sad story, after Swift incident

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Kanye West has exposed the personal journey he set out on after last year's infamous incident at the MTV music Video Awards during Taylor Swift's speech.
The 33-year-old rapper says he embarked on a global trip and took a break from his profession in the wake of the MTV Awards.
'It's a pretty bugged out story. I left America. I stopped doing music all together. I just took some time. I went to Japan just so I could get away from paparazzi all together. Then, in November, I moved to Rome and just lived there and when I came back to the states I moved to Hawaii. I lived there for about six months and just worked on music
,' West said.
The chart topper's travels also helped him deal with the grief of his mother's death.
'What was good about going away it was the first time that I got to stop since my mum had passed. I had never stopped and never tried to even soak in what all had happened. It was the first time I had stopped since I had made it. Since I had started,' he said.
'For your whole world to totally crash off of a moment of sincerity or alcohol or whatever it is,' he said while appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres show. 'I feel like in some ways I'm a solider of culture. I realise that no one wants that to be my job and I'll never go on stage again. I'll never sit in an award show again.'

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

All about Favorite fashion apps!

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It is incredulous that the consumers by year 2015 will download 25 billion mobile apps to their smart phones. A recent survey by YouGov and Lady Geek has proved that even amongst 18-24 year olds, women were nearly twice as likely to never have downloaded a single app, compared with their male counterparts. That�s right, not a single app. hangs head in shame.

It is going to change and Grazia Daily may be about to change all that. We will soon be launching a weekly online fashion series of Lady Geek�s The App Show hosted by our very own Web Editor Angela Buttolph, who will be showcasing the hottest beauty/fashion/designer/shopping and style apps on offer, and trying them out to decide which the best are and whether they are worth downloading.

'Mad Men' Designers � It's All About 'Shapewear'

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Also from Gossip Girl -- Sean Connery: Too old to travel to court... The Oscars � Still the real deal in awards shows.

"But the real story is Red State America�s reserved fascination with sex that lashes out at any leaving from an Ozzie and Harriet dream world at the same time it forces the desires of its own representatives into the shattering contortions entailed by the closet."

This is from one of the best spy thriller novels I�ve ever read. Banquo�s Ghosts was written in 2009 by Rich Lowry and Keith Korman for Vanguard Press. I don�t know these guys but what have they done for us lately. Hey, fellas, how about a new book?

I�ll be using more quotes from Banquo�s Ghosts in the future.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tyra banks starve for attention

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It�s a fact that some celebrities will starve for median and public attention and in that way Tyra banks the fashion model joins in this list. Banks will do just about anything to make sure she is front and center on our television screens and in the tabloids. Banks makes the same announcement shortly afterward that Oprah announces that she is going to cancel the TV show. The tabloids call her fat and Banks uses this as a platform to speak out against "fat prejudice" every chance she gets. In the meantime, she loses all her extra weight and keeps choosing models for "America's Top Model" who are size zero.

Kim Kardashian Celebrates Birthday

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Kim Kardashian celebrated her birthday on Friday at Tao in Las Vegas. Then  Kardashian moved the party to New York on Saturday and celebrated again at Tao New York. 

Kardashian celebrated her 30th birthday coast-to-coast over the weekend, first in Las Vegas before Kardashian flew to New York to celebrate again with such celebrities as Ciara and Adrien Grenier at Tao New York�s tenth anniversary bash.

The interesting part about the Kim Kardashin parties is the fact that Kardashian's actual birthday isn't until October 21.

Mobile web shopping experience for Redcats� plus-size brands provide customers much joy

Plus-size brands in the portfolio of Redcats USA�s� division,Woman Within�, Roaman�s�, Jessica London� and KingSize�, continues its commitment to innovation, selection and convenience with the launch of four iPad applications � one for each of these plus-size apparel leaders. Customers who need to hurry in purchasing in,, and websites can now search the latest styles and trends and purchase directly from their mobile device.

�The Woman Within�, Roaman�s�, Jessica London� and KingSize� teams are excited about these iPad applications as they offer ease to our regulars who are looking for easy-to-use mobile technology to browse our e-catalogs and purchase plus-size apparel from some of the most well-known brands in the industry, 24/7,�

 said Stephanie Sobel, President of the� division. �We are creating a mobile shopping experience that is simple, fast and enjoyable.�

Friday, October 15, 2010

Elizabeth Hurley in Breast Cancer awareness programme.

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Elizabeth Hurley looks fabulous in pink color dress.

The model and longtime Estee Lauder spokeswoman slipped into a nice fuschia bandage dress to attend a Glasgow, Scotland photocall in support of Breast Cancer Awareness on Thursday.

Hurley was there to uphold the Elizabeth Hurley and Evelyn Lauder Pink Lip Collections. The pink ribbon products raise awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer.

Beach Bunny Swimwear promoted by Jayde Nicole.

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It figures they'd get a Playboy bunny to model a swimwear brand called Beach Bunny. Jayde Nicole modeled in a fashion show for the bikini brand yesterday at the Colony in LA.

It's currently LA fashion and market week and many brands are hosting events for celebrities and buyers to check out the latest fashions.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hong Kong Fashion giant Prada

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HONG KONG � Italian family-owned fashion giant Prada could be poised to float its shares at an initial public offering in Hong Kong, hoping for a toe-hold in China's massive market, a report said Thursday.

The luxury chain, majority owned by the Prada family, is considering whether to list in Europe or Hong Kong, with questions of liquidity and volatility the key factors, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post said.
"If I have to make a decision right now, I will choose Hong Kong," Prada's deputy chairman Carlo Mazzi told the newspaper. "It's likely to become the world's biggest stock market in 10 to 15 years."

Prada plans to open 28 new stores in Hong Kong and mainland China and expects its Asian sales to exceed those in Europe in the next three years, the report said. A final decision will be made in the next two months.
About 40 percent of the company's investment so far this year has gone to China and Southeast Asia.

The Milan-based company hopes to raise up to 2.1 billion US dollars from the capital market to help expand its retail network and production lines and pay off its debts.The group had planned to list several years ago but put the process on hold to wait for more favourable market conditions, a spokesman told AFP on October 6.

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RetroFittings Fashion Show

Obsessed with Project Runway and their challenges that have aspiring designers using garbage or grocery store finds to create ball gowns and swimsuits? Well, the fashion design kids from UC�s DAAP program were put to this test for the eighth annual RetroFittings Fashion Show.

Students were given $10 to spend at a St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. From curtains and clothes to bed sheets and tablecloths, these students made it work and created one-of-a-kind looks.
The Cincinnati Bengals' Dhani Jones will host the fundraising event Thursday. Known for his signature bow tie, the linebacker will design a custom bow tie to benefit St. Vincent de Paul as part of his �Bow Ties for a Cause� program.

RetroFittings will also feature a boutique stocked with vintage and high-end accessories found at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores, a VIP section, a live action, raffle, light food and a cash bar. The fashion show takes place at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors downtown.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

fashion models poses along hillstations

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Top fashion inspiring movies of all times

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Movies have all the fashion aspects inside it and we will have a look on top ten movies that inspires the fashion most. 

Breakfast at tiffany�s 

 This movie is a romantic comedy film which was released in 1961 and it is movie which comprises completely of all the fashion dresses and accessories.  Particularly the black dress with fashion accessories is extremely awesome. 

Bonnie & Clyde
This film bagged many awards and among the awards, the film also got a best costume design award.  Faye dun away looked fabulous all time in this movie and particularly the actress is known for her mixing fabulous style. She is almost always sporting a scarf around her neck and some sort of hat on top her blonde bob.

 Annie Hall
It is a classical look 70�s film and won numerous awards at its time of release. This film made influenced the fashion world during 1970�s and Keaton�s wardrobe, looks and style were inspired by most of the women�s during that time. 

The Talented Mr. Ripley
This film was nominated for best costume design and fashion models who want to have a good feminine look can watch this film. The Gwyneth Paltrow�s look in this movie is very feminine and beachy. The movie is a full package of fashion from the actors look to costume designs. 

Almost Famous 
It is a comedy drama film released in 2000. The outfits and accessories wore by Kate Hudson is extremely stylish and reflects the fashion in a most inspiring way.  Also, this movie reflects the amazing taste in fashion. 

The Royal Tenenbaums

This movie has a distinct and unique fashion look. After the release of this movie Halloween costume ideas got speeded out. The fashion in The Royal Tenenbaums really corresponds to each character�s interests/persona, especially when it comes to Gwyneth Paltrow�s character Margot.

The Notebook 

This is a romantic movie where inspiration can be drawn from a number of aspects in this movie, such as the natural landscapes of South Carolina or Allie�s paintings. Rachel McAdams look is feminine, proper, and polished, yet her quirkiness also shows through. 

Marie Antoinette 
This story is based on the life of queen consort in the years leading up to French revolution. The color palette of this movie is definitely in the pastel range, the garments in this movie have a lot of volume, every outfit in the movie has such fine detail � the artistry and craftsmanship are very inspiring. 

Sex and the City
It is a romantic film where costumes were given important.  While dressing the characters for the film, latest fashion trends were considered.  Each character in the film was designed with different fashion costumes and accessories. 

(500) Days of summer
This movie is a romantic comedy film and the best part about summer is that her style is very relatable and down-to-earth. The costumes were designed according to vintage inspired versions.