29 January, 2011
Jessica Alba, American Star actress bought aVamp a NY by Honoré des Prés in St Germain des Pres !!
She had a drink at Le Café Flore, the favorite place of Honoré in Paris !
She was in Paris for Fashion show and a Vogue & Gucci Party this week … with the organic sensual Vamp à NY !!!!
24 January, 2011
While the King's Speech swept the Producer's Guild Awards on Saturday, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, presenters Amy Adams' and Mark Wahlberg's "The Fighter" was also one of the ten films nominated for the honor. Toy Story 3 took home Best Produced Animation.
Amy Adams, Fighter actress, wore an Andrew Gn dress when she presented at the PGA Awards Jan. 22nd. She walked the red carpet with her fiance, Darren Le Gallo. Photo Courtesy Getty Images and Andrew Gn.
At last week's Golden Globes, The Social Network took home 4 honors and the Weinstein-backed King's Speech, produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, stammered. However film's star, Colin Firth, won the Best Actor award.
The Producer's Guild Best Produced Film has coincided with the Academy Best Picture three times out of the past three years.
"Waiting for Superman," won best produced documentary, a film that details the failures of the U.S. educational system.
Best TV drama was won by AMC's "Mad Men." Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser is so eco-friendly, he still prefers taking the bus to work - in Los Angeles! And Mad Men maintains a green film set...
Actor Sean Penn was honored by the Producers Guild with the Stanley Kramer Award for his work in social issues, including his recent relief efforts in earthquake-struck Haiti.
Read More on Greening Hollywood...by Paige Donner.
23 January, 2011
Men's Fashion Week, Paris, AW11/12 wrapped up today with a flourish of Pin ups on silk and thin silk from RYNSHU's "Shabby Rock'n Roll Style" collection at Hotel Le Meurice Sunday afternoon. In a departure from tradition, RYNSHU designer mixed it up, showing both his men's collection and several pieces from his soon to launch women's collection. [
P. Diddy partied it up at Raf Simons and then cruised in late for Lanvin, held at Palais Tokyo, a show that favored Grafton fedoras, bomber jackets and bow ties - all crowd pleasers. Lulu Gainsbourg and also Oliver Sims of XX (British band) sat in front rows and sported chic Lanvin Tux blazers, looking ready for a red carpet.Earlier in the week, EHUD showed in the grittier Marais with a resonant and loyal turnout of Paris's fashion influencers. The advantage of showing early in the week? top pick of the male models. All of whom were sizzling hot and flirty! [All Pictures Below from EHUD Fashion Show]
Other highlights: Agnes B. with a Pirate Look and tight leather pants. Louis Vuitton, Issey Miyake, Dior Homme, Bill Tornade, Qasimi Homme...stay posted for more Men's Fashion Week AW11/12 Wrap Up on Greening Beauty, Greening Paris.
GREEN Challenge: Write/ email in your suggestions on how to take men's fashion towards green while still staying in the black...
17 January, 2011
Bulgari launched a unique silver and ceramic ring modelled after the famed B.zero.1 line in October 2010, with $75 from each ring benefiting Save the Children.
For 2010-2011, Bulgari has made an additional commitment of $7.4 million to Save the Children to help fund education programs, healing and education through the arts, teacher training, and other related programs in China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Indonesia, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, South East Europe, Southern Sudan, Uganda and the United States.
Recognizing that education has the power to transform lives, Bulgari has since 2009 partnered with leading non-profit organization Save the Children to provide quality education opportunities for the world’s most vulnerable children. In 2009, Bulgari raised over $9 million to support education programs and teacher training in Afghanistan, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Southern Sudan, Uganda and countries in South East Europe. Proceeds from the sale of a much celebrated silver anniversary ring contributed to Save the Children’s Rewrite the Future campaign, which targeted support for over 10 million of the world’s children.
Photos Courtesy Getty Images
13 January, 2011
12 January, 2011
Stylist Nathalie Garçon, the ambassador for Paris, Shopping and fashion capital,has a chic, ethnic style full of colour. Having discovered her love of fashion in Cannes, where she is originally from, she now considers herself 100% Parisian and tells us all about “her” capital.
Parisian by adoption for 30 years, you know the capital better than many of its citizens. If you had to persuade someone to visit for the first time, what would you say to them?
N.G.: It’s the most varied and disconcerting city I know, with such a classic air. It’s constantly changing with the times; a capital that manages the ultimate mixture of a rich historic past and the eclectic influence brought by a large influx of foreign visitors. But it’s also a dream city for any fashion lover!
If you were to spend 24 hours rediscovering Paris, in your own way, from breakfast to late evening, what would you choose to do?
N.G.: First of all, I’d have breakfast at Dalloyau in the 6th, with its view over the Luxembourg garden, followed by a walk and certainly a game of tennis in the “Luco”, which I absolutely adore. I’d then stroll around the surrounding streets for a bit of shopping, before stopping off around 11.45am, for a coffee at Flore, boulevard Saint-Germain, and a bit of people-watching. I’d then head towards the Musée du Quai-Branly to rediscover the collections of oceanic masks which is just as enjoyable each time I visit. Then it’d be off to Trocadéro, for a bit of a walk and to admire the Eiffel Tower; passing by the terrace at Carette, a hot spot for Parisians.
After that I’d go to the Marais district and get a Vélib; a quick stop along the lively rue de Bretagne for some organic fruit, and then I’d take a look around the Musée Picasso. I’d have lunch quite late on rue Charlot, in one of the little restaurants that have recently opened there, before continuing on to Drouot, where I’d hope to find something a bit unusual. At the end of the afternoon, a drink at the bar of the Meurice, before a trip to the theatre. Dinner at Cristal de Sel, a little bistro I love, one last drink at Mathis and finally to bed!
As an internationally renowned stylist, is Paris a source of inspiration?
N.G.: Paris instills into creators a subtle mixture of freedom, fantasy and elegance. But it’s also a multicultural capital, and so open to the entire world, making its influence both very Parisian and completely cosmopolitan at the same time.
Paris is continually evolving, with new boutiques, but also the opening of many palaces in the coming months. Do you think that this return to such grand luxury will breathe new life into the city?
N.G.: These palaces are both a reflection of a constantly changing world, and a strong sign of the end of the economic crisis. Paris is offering a large number of exceptional venues that will attract foreign visitors, many of whom may never have previously visited the city; they will also bring back visitors who are looking for high quality, up-market accommodation.
The elegance of Parisian women is often the envy of the world. But what do you think of Parisians, and what would you like to suggest to them?
N.G.: Definitely a bit more fantasy and freedom, both of which are fun. Men are definitely less favoured than women with regards to day-to-day fashion, as they’re still limited to a suit at work, but a simple accessory in a lively colour or elegant shoes would add a bit of creativity, making it less dull. And certainly more humour and lightness … And if their professional environment doesn’t allow them freedom with their clothes, my main advice would be to try and make a real effort at the weekend, rather than slouching around in jogging bottoms or other clothes that may very well make their own grandfathers blush!
You’re the ambassador for Paris, Shopping and fashion capital. For the “Soldes by Paris”, what advice can you offer to visitors and Parisians looking to make the most of the sales?
N.G.: The sales are always a chaotic time that merit a bit of practical preparation: good shoes (don’t wear them if they’re new!), clothes that are easy to take on and off in the changing rooms without a struggle …Then, you also need to make sure you avoid the well-known areas, as they get very busy. Go and discover new places during the sales with friends; and of course an outside opinion is always handy to avoid those shopping mistakes!