Friday, April 11, 2014

Beautiful Ballet Flats From Dolce & Gabbana For This Summer

It’s summer time and we all going on a summer holiday! And you need flats to walk on the boardwalk or stroll in a busy street in London or New York. Dolce & Gabbana got you covered with three beautiful pairs of ballet flats that you can wear in style. Perfect with your Daisy Dukes, cotton jeans, short skirts and even with long skirts.

Bellucci Ballerina Flat With Floral Brocade – $695

The Bellucci flats with floral prints are made mainly with brocaded cotton and silk. The jeweled brooch on front adds a bit more glam touch to it.

Bellucci Ballerina Flat With Brocade – $845

Not a lot of difference between the floral brocade ballerina and brocade ballerina other than the print of course. Beige colored shoe is a mix of viscose and cotton. The jeweled brooch on front adds a bit more glam touch to it.

Macramé Audrey Ballerina Flats – $1,095
Most expensive of the three, the Audrey flats are made with intricately woven Macramé lace. Adding a touch of glamor it comes decorated with jeweled brooch on the front. Available in black it has Petersham trim.

Karl Lagerfeld Designs His First Hotel in China

Karl Lagerfeld, internationally renowned fashion icon and creative director of Chanel and Fendi, has a versatile talent that surpasses the limits of fashion and is now geared towards hospitality design. The news that the German designer who resides in Paris will open his first hotel in the exclusive area of Macau in southern China is attracting the attention of international travelers.
The luxury hotel that will bear his name, the first created entirely under his baton, will deliver the great imagination that characterizes him, materialized in cozy and harmonic spaces. With 270 rooms in a twenty story building, it is expected to open its doors in 2017. So far details of the new project are scarce, but surely it will be a very special event in the world of interior design. The Lagerfeld Hotel will be part of a large tourist complex, which will also include another resort by the Italian fashion house Versace.

It is not uncommon for fashion designers to delve beyond the catwalk and bring the seals to liquor bottles, licensed products or even exclusive restaurants. But this is not the first time the famous designer ventures into interior design and decoration. "I'm interested in almost all aspects of culture, and I feel that all of them influence me in some way," said Lagerfeld.
That statement is evident in the remodeling of the palace that houses Monte Carlo’s Métropole Hotel, where the German designer created a stunning mural of 18 glass panels by the pool of the Odyssey Spa, depicting scenes from Greek mythology. For the occasion, Lagerfeld superimposed photographs of his models wearing ancient Greek costumes on images of the Mediterranean coast. The result was an ingenious collage that recalls the elegance and opulence of classical art with a modern twist. Lagerfeld also demonstrated this talent in the design of one of the restaurants of a Monegasque hotel - the celebrated chef Joel Robuchon, where he exquisitely combined the contemporary spirit with the style of a Royal Palace.

Lagerfeld will also touch the emblematic Hotel de Crillon in Paris. Located in an 18th century palace, the legendary hotel is currently under renovation and will reopen its doors in 2015 featuring two suites decorated by the iconic designer.
In addition, a 1912 Berlin palace has been converted into a luxurious hotel keeping the tradition of the belle époque. The Alma Schlosshotel hotel boasts spacious rooms and suites designed by Lagerfeld and is fast becoming a preferred attraction in the German capital.
Lagerfeld was also chosen to create the distinctive emblem for the boutique hotel e in Singapore, which will make its much-anticipated debut in May of this year. The company decided to choose the King of Fashion to give it "a touch of refinement with his exceptional creativity and talent".

Gisele Bündchen Sings Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass” For H&M Summer Campaign

Blondie and Gisele Bündchen or H&M and Gisele Bündchen, either way it’s an unbeatable combination. H&M has roped in Gisele to belt out Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” for their upcoming summer campaign.

For the fall/winter 2013 campaign Gisele lent her singing talents to the Swedish brand by singing the Kinks tune “All Day and All Night”. That song was on iTunes to raise funds for UNICEF to buy vaccines for children. This time around she is taking over the Heart of Glass singing duties from Miranda Kerr’s spring campaign. Just like the Kinks cover version, this song is expected to go on sale at iTunes, as well as distribute for free at

She worked with French music producer and DJ Bob Sinclar for the Blondie cover while photography was done by Lachlan Bailey. A delighted Gisele said about the experience “I never in a million years thought that I would record a song and to work with a producer like Bob.” The song and video will be available for download in May.

Michelle Williams Returns To Louis Vuitton With New Ad Campaign

Michelle Williams has returned for an encore with Louis Vuitton for their summer handbag ad campaign. This year she’ll be highlighting the city bag collection of French luxury brand that include the Capucines, the Alma and a new version of the Lockit.

The campaign photographed by Peter Lindberg features Williams posing as a classic ‘Parisienne,’ from the 1950’s in a series of relaxed looks with the Lockit. For the Capucines she’s more ladylike and a bit sexy at the same time in a lace outfit. The Alma campaign is more about its colorful collection of Epi leather, playful campaign includes Williams sitting on a mountain of colorful Louis Vuitton trunks.

According to Louis Vuitton this campaign represents “three different facets of femininity”. Carine Roitfeld was in charge of the styling, hair care by Sam McKnight and makeup done by Stéphane Marais.

Williams, 33 recently finished filming a big screen adaptation of “Suite Française” by Irène Némirovsky. The new bag collections are due to go on sale in July in stores and online. These ads are due to release in the US this Sunday.

Lalique Crystal Architecture Collection By Zaha Hadid

Brilliant Iraqi-British Architect Zaha Hadid has worked with Lalique, the high-end French crystal maker to produce two beautiful vases named the Crystal Architecture collection. The two vase collection features Manifesto and Viso.

The Manifesto is a curved and ribbed vase with texture and the Viso a lean water tower. Both vases feature her distinct futuristic and curve forms that highlights uneven geometry. They have been made in both clear and black crystal and feature fluid lines and a polished finish.

Hadid is well-known for her de-constructive approach to architecture that incorporates natural forms for her designs. Awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004, some of her recent work includes London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the Guangzhou Opera House.

Said Hadid of her work for Lalique “I have always had a passion for glass and crystal, and started collecting pieces at an early age in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. The architectural language we have developed is a manifesto of our experimentation and research into fluidity and transparency.”

“Opening this crystal glasswork to new artists allows its exceptional know-how to be interpreted with new eyes and with a fresh creative inspiration,” says Lalique Chairman and CEO Silvio Denz about the collaboration.
The vases are available as signed and numbered special editions and expected to go on sale in April at Lalique stores. Prices start at €12,000 ($16,400).

Nike Celebrates Ronaldo’s Amazing Season With A Mercurial Vapor Golden Boot

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo has had an exceptional season last year for his club Real Madrid. One of the greatest footballers in the world, Ronaldo won a second FIFA Ballon d’Or for his efforts. To celebrate his achievements Nike has released a new limited edition Mercurial Vapor.

The Mercurial Vapor IX CR7 Special Edition celebrates Ronaldo’s magnificent season in which he scored on average more than one goal a game. Along the way he also became the quickest player in Real Madrid’s history to reach 200 goals.

The all-white upper of the boot comes with a black Nike swoosh, while the sole is in shimmering gold. Ronaldo’s love for white boots and attire is well known, so Nike deciding to do a white pair to celebrate his achievements is very apt. Ronaldo is to due wear the new Mercurial Vapor IX CR7 Special Edition on April 16, injury permitting.

The Mercurial Vapor IX CR7 Special Edition limited to just 100 pairs and has its special number imprinted on the heel. Released on April 8th, they were sold out within minutes.

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