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Editor’s Letter

A Versace Brunch…

On Sunday I enjoyed a delightful brunch at Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast.

Pancakes with strawberries, elaborately beautiful chandeliers, and pretty décor – made for a wonderful way to begin the day.

The Versace hotel was the first Fashion Branded Hotel in the world when it opened in 2000 and is the only 8-star Hotel. If you ever visit the Gold Coast, it is a must see for glamorous relaxation or a lovely high tea.

What is your favourite way to start a Sunday? xx

Beauty

Beauty Campaigns

The Best Of Beauty & Fragrance

A selection of the latest Beauty & Fragrance Campaigns…

Chloé brings in two fresh new faces for its eponymous fragrance campaign which was captured by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Mesmerising beauties Camille Rowe and Imogen Poots both pose nude with the iconic oversized bottles for the campaign (pictured above).

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While the initial shots revealed Rosie Huntington-Whiteley showing quite a bit of skin, the official campaign for the new ‘Burberry Body’ Fragrance sees her wearing the iconic Burberry trench. Shot by Mario Testino; Christopher Bailey said of choosing Huntington-Whiteley: “Rosie’s effortless style and her staggering beauty made her the natural choice as the first Burberry Body.” (pictured right)

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One of my favourite top models, Abbey Lee Kershaw is the face of Versace’s ‘Yellow Diamond’ campaign. Shot by Mario Testino, the campaign sees Kershaw’s ethereal beauty reflected and multiplied across the frame.

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Scarlett Johansson strikes a sultry pose amongst white sheets for the latest Dolce & Gabbana Beauty Campaign shot by Solve Sundsbo.

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The face of Tom Ford’s beauty line, Lara Stone also appears in the designer’s “Violet Blonde” Fragrance campaign. Shot by Mert & Marcus, Stone looks exquisite against the background of striking violets.

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Ginta Lapina features in the fall-winter campaign for Jill Stuart’s ‘Prism Carat Eyes’ range.

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Natalie Portman is positively glowing for Dior’s new range of make-up – ‘Diorskin Forever’– which focuses on achieving the perfect complexion.

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What is your favourite Beauty Brand & Campaign? xx

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com

Espresso News

ESPRESSO SHOT OF NEWS

6 Fabulous Fashion Shots

Editorial Love… Emma Watson For Harper’s Bazaar UK

OK, I admit it… I have a bit of a style obsession with Emma Watson of late. The darling English beauty, covers Harper’s Bazaar UK and her editorial depicting her ‘good girl / bad girl’ style is enchanting. Wearing heavenly whites and seductive black looks – from Dior, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Pucci and more – Watson’s striking beauty shines throughout the shots…

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Sneak Peek – Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s

From August 31st, Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s will be available in over 200 stores and online – & here is a sneak peek. The 45 piece collection is priced between $50 – $170 (US). The first official shot from the collection can be seen in the August edition of American Vogue, which features a dress  Lagerfeld describes as a coup d’oeil to the dresses I designed for Chloé”… cannot wait to see more! 

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Drew Barrymore for Neiman Marcus Fall 2011/12

Drew Barrymore channels ‘Old-Hollywood’ glamour for the Autumn / Winter 2011/12 campaign for Neiman Marcus. The campaign features Barrymore lying on a crumpled car, exuding timeless chic.

The images have caused some speculation online, with some drawing reference to photographer Robert Miles’ famous image of Evelyn McHale, who committed suicide in 1947 by jumping from the observation deck of the Empire State Building and landing on a parked limousine. However, a spokesperson for Neiman Marcus has said,‘”The shoot tells the story of a star’s transformation”…

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Gwyneth Paltrow for Coach

Gwyneth Paltrow’s debut campaign as Brand Ambassador for American luxury leather goods label, Coach, has been released online. Paltrow looks intrinsically beautiful and relaxed in the shots, which were taken by Peter Lindbergh on a New York rooftop.  Of her new role, Paltrow has said: “I grew up in New York City and I’ve always thought of Coach as the quintessential New York brand. I’ll never forget getting my first Coach bag.”

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Dylan Lauren’s Wedding Gown

When Dylan Lauren wed Hedge Fund Manager, Paul Arrouet, of course she would call upon her father to design her gown. Ralph Lauren created a glamorous fitted bodice with voluminous, flowing trail for his daughter’s big day. Combining duchesse satin, tulle, silk and georgette – the handmade gown is romantic, whimsical and timeless chic perfection.  

Of creating a spectacular gown for his daughter, Ralph Lauren said: “I want to just give her something that she’d really treasure and give her something that would be really amazing. I want her to feel fantastic”

Of the gown, Dylan Lauren said: ‘I told my fiancé, I may sleep in it. I might wear it the next day. It’s really beautiful. I know that every bit of his energy and heart went into making sure that I liked it.”

For all the beautiful details, Andre Leon Talley will give a personal account of the day in the August edition of American Vogue.

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Versace Says No To Sandblasting Denim

Versace has joined the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) which aims to improve work conditions in the textile industry.

Sandblasting is often used to give jeans a faded look. The sandblasting technique can cause fatal health risks to workers. It was outlawed in Europe in 1966; however, still occurs in other countries around the world, such as Bangladesh, China, Egypt and Mexico.

The CCC has stated, “After an intensive campaign… the Italian textile brand Versace has just announced that it will join other denim manufacturers around the globe in calling for a ban on the practice of sandblasting.”  Launched last year, other brands who have already joined the campaign include: Benetton, Burberry, Carrera Jeans, Karen Millen, Gucci Levi-Strauss, H&M, Pepe Jeans and Replay.

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Hope you all have a fabulously fashionable weekend! xx

 

Photos from  fashiongonerogue.com / vogue.com / versace.com / google images

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