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Fendi Donates Over $3 Million Towards Renovation of Iconic Roman Fountains

Jan 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

It looks as though luxury brand Fendi is embracing its roots, as the company has just announced donations that will help restore two of Rome’s most iconic landmarks. A nearly $3 million gift from the brand will fund a 20-month project that will restore the crumbling Trevi Fountain by cleaning the façade and statues, re-waterproofing the main basin and replacing the gilded Latin inscriptions. Fendi will also help with the restoration of La Quattro Fontane, thanks to an additional donation of around $434,000. The label’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, will produce a series of photographs of famous Roman monuments to accompany the renovations.... Read More

$2.5 Million Fantasy Bra on Display in London

Jan 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

London has had a spectacular last couple of years, and it looks like England's capital is starting 2013 off on the right foot. The $2.5 million Fantasy Bra worn by Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio at the brand's 2012 fashion show is going on display at its new Bond Street location in London. The jewel-encrusted piece of lingerie and a matching belt are adorned with over 5,200 precious gemstones, including handset amethysts, sapphires, tsavorite, rubies, white, pink and yellow diamonds, which are all set in 18-karat rose and yellow gold. Laying at its center is an astonishing 20 carat white diamond.... Read More

Kate Hudson to Design Capsule Collection for Ann Taylor

Jan 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Classy and chic with quirky tendencies that make both men and women fall in love? It is truly no wonder that Ann Taylor has decided to make celebrity news and re-sign blonde beauty Kate Hudson as face of their retail chain. This time, Kate will also be broadening her role and trying her hand as guest fashion designer on a capsule collection for the summer. Alongside creative director at Ann Taylor, Lisa Axelson, Hudson helped to create looks inspired by red-hot red-carpet fashion but reinterpreted for day-to-day occasions.... Read More

Johnny Depp's Baby Mama is the New Face of H&M

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

H&M has brought in French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis as the face of its newest campaign for its Conscious collection. The fashion brand's new line is apparently more eco-friendly than anything they've done in the past, made completely from sustainable materials (like organic cotton and recycled polyester) and is filled with ruffles and optimistic floral prints.... Read More

Karl Makes Another Controversial Statement, This Time on the Runway

Jan 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Luxury designer Karl Lagerfeld made quite the statement today on the tails of a recent march in Paris that protested French president Francois Hollande's plan to legalize gay marriage. Such a statement was made at Lagerfeld's haute couture show for Chanel, during which the fashion maven sent two models hand-in-hand down the runway wearing couture bridal gowns. The pair of models, who walked with one of the designer's young nephews, closed out the long-awaited show that occurred as a part of Paris Fashion Week. To make himself clear, when asked by the Associated Press if the act was made in support of gay marriage in France, Lagerfeld replied, "Of course it was."... Read More

Inauguration 2013 | What They Wore

Jan 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

The inaugural events are certainly off to a stylish start, thanks to the First Family. At yesterday’s official swearing-in ceremony in the White House’s Blue Room, the always-stylish Michelle Obama wore a beautiful blue dress and cardigan by Reed Krakoff. She made more fashion news today when she arrived to church services and her husband’s public swearing-in ceremony wearing a Thom Browne ensemble. The First Daughters proved that they take after their fashion-forward mother when they arrived to this morning’s events wearing luxury labels. Malia, 14, wore a plum colored coat with a deep burgundy scarf, teal leather gloves, and a blue dress all by J. Crew; and 12-year-old Sasha wore a Kate Spade coat and dress.... Read More

Victoria's Secret Model Constance Jablonski Sued for $3.3 Million

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Models – they've got it all, right? Washboard abs, toned legs, porcelain skin and flawless faces that would make the Aphrodite jealous. The last thing on their mind should be monetary problems, however, Victoria’s Secret model Constance Jablonski is making celebrity news as she is currently being sued by Marilyn Model Management for what they claim to be a breach of contract.... Read More

Jennifer Aniston is the New Face of Aveeno

Jan 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

It is no secret that we all blatantly covet celebrity Jennifer Aniston’s perfectly tanned and killer bod (seriously, does this girl live in Cabo?) so we can honestly say we were far from surprised when we heard the news that this A-lister will now truly showcase her face and be the face of Aveeno skin care.... Read More

Prince Harry Named Town & Country's Most Eligible Bachelor

Jan 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Bachelors, bachelors, short and tall, who's the most eligible of them all? If you ask Town & Country, the glossy will give you an answer we won't argue with. The luxury travel, lifestyle and leisure magazine named Prince Harry the Most Eligible Bachelor out of a group of 40 contenders that include pro athletes, heirs, and other princes around the globe. The publication lists some of his interests as "goofing off" and dressing up in his "birthday suit"— but as any true Harry connoisseur will tell you, that's old news.... Read More

Julianne Hough Tweets Golden Globes Wardrobe Malfunction

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

It's unlikely that any awards show goes off without an unexpected wardrobe malfunction, but it's not everyday a star will share a picture of it with the world. But that's exactly what Julianne Hough did this past weekend. The star is making celebrity news after tweeting an Instagram photo of Jenny Packham gown after the slits ripped while dancing away at InStyle's Golden Globes afterparty Sunday night. "Ummm I think I may have danced too hard.... Eeek!!!!" the Dancing With the Stars performer included in the caption.... Read More

Miss Alabama USA Katherine Webb Lands Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Jan 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Thanks to ESPN announcer Brent Musburger and the power of social media, Katherine Webb shot to the forefront of celebrity news last week. Miss Alabama USA 2012 gained an incredible 90,000 Twitter fans during the Alabama and Notre Dame football game when Musburger spent a surprising amount of the game focusing on Webb, who was in the audience supporting her boyfriend, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron. And it looks like the surge of attention on the Southern beauty isn't slowing down yet— she tweeted last Thursday that she will be featured in Sports Illustrated's prestigious swimsuit issue.... Read More

Missoni Search Continues Four Days After Executive's Plane Disappeared

Jan 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

The fashion community was hit hard Friday with the news that executive of luxury brand Missoni, Vittorio Missoni, went missing after the plane he was travelling in disappeared. Vittorio and five other people were travelling on what was supposed to be a 42-minute flight from Venezuela's Los Roques Islands, however the plane's last signals were sent about 10 miles from Los Roques before disappearing. Initially, the Missoni family feared that the Italian fashion executive may have been kidnapped because the plane went missing in a region known for drug smuggling, however, with today marking Day 4 of the search, the Venezuelan government is not working with the possibility of a kidnapping.... Read More

Swanepoel Sizzles on Victoria's Secret Swim Catalogue

Jan 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

In the nation's favorite kind of fashion news, (the kind that involves Victoria's Secret models) Candice Swanepoel is the brand's cover model for its newest swimsuit catalogue. And this isn't the South African model's first rodeo— Swanepoel has appeared on the catalogue's cover the past two years, as well. On her third cover for the prestigious undergarments and swimwear brand's catalogue, Candice stares intensely into the camera while wearing a bejeweled bandeau top.... Read More

Kate Upton Stars in Vogue Germany Short Film

Jan 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Kate Upton's done it again: the 20-year old swimsuit-turned-high-fashion model is continuing her successful streak in luxury fashion, having just appeared in a short film for Vogue Germany. "It Had to Be You" was shot by Bruce Weber, who was sought out as creative director for Vogue Germany's 84-page January issue, titled "Sex & Sensibility." Judging by the video, Upton was the right girl for the job.... Read More

Our Favorite Ad Campaigns of 2012

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Countless dollars, hours and Starbucks coffee runs were involved in the making of these innovative ads so that they could be properly seen, shared and ultimately purchased. No, we are not talking about your run-of-the-mill advertisement with a talking dog or quirky jingle, but rather, campaigns featuring luxury goods that had us craving more. So, here you have it, folks, the most catchy, colorful and coveted of 2012.... Read More

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