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Thursday, November 28, 2013

For the 2013 Ball, Italian princess Melusine Ruspoli chose a dress made by the house of Chanel

France, Paris, Thu 28 , 2013 (Relaxnews/ParisModes)For the 2013 Ball, Italian princess Melusine Ruspoli chose a dress made by the house of Chanel.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

For the 2013 Ball, Debutantes from abroad are dazzled by French couture houses.

France, Paris, Wed 27 , 2013 (Relaxnews/ParisModes)For the 2013 Ball, Debutantes from abroad are dazzled by French couture houses.

Monday, November 25, 2013

2013 American Music Awards Red Carpet!

Nobody makes an entrance quite like Lady Gaga, and Sunday night at the American Music Awards, she did not disappoint! Mother Monster arrived on top of a man-powered horse, channeling Lady Godiva. The singer opted to wear a long blonde wig and a silky lilac Versace gown. Katy Perry earned major points in our book for her strapless Oscar De La Renta gown with flower detailing. Country music's golden girl Taylor Swift looked chic in a metallic mini. Believe it or not, Miley Cyrus chose to cover up! We love her sexy Versace suit. Nicole Richie and Kendall Jenner looked white hot. The ladies each rocked the neutral color but kept it sexy with chic cut-outs. Jennifer Hudson's high-low Dior dress added the perfect pop of color to the carpet! We have to give an honorable mention to ladies like Naya Rivera, Zoe Saldana and Heidi Klum. Looking good, gals!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Taylor Swift Stuns In Maroon Dress

Taylor Swift sure knows how to rock a red carpet! The singer showed up at the the Weinstein Company's holiday party Thursday night looking beautiful! Taylor wore a knee-length maroon dress and matching lip! The blonde beauty paired the dress with black and brown booties. Taylor kept her hair simple wearing her locks wavy with a bold bang. We wonder if rumored beau Douglas Booth attended the event. Check out the pics of the singer from last night's party here!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Accessory trend : thigh-high boots celebrate their big comeback.

France, Paris, Thu 21 , 2013 (Relaxnews/ParisModes)Accessory trend : thigh-high boots celebrate their big comeback.

Fashion trend : fur is highly present this season, particularly amongst accessories.

France, Paris, Thu 21 , 2013 (Relaxnews/ParisModes)Fashion trend : fur is highly present this season, particularly amongst accessories.

Hairstyle trend : dare to try the ‘wet-look’ effect.

France, Paris, Thu 21 , 2013 (Relaxnews/ParisModes)Hairstyle trend : dare to try the ‘wet-look’ effect.

Make-up trend : colour is an essential element of make-up this winter

France, Paris, Thu 21 , 2013 (Relaxnews/ParisModes)Make-up trend : colour is an essential element of make-up this winter.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sexy Fashions And Stars At "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" LA Premiere

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Jena Malone, Lenny Kravitz, Sam Claflin, Willow Shields, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland and Philip Seymour Hoffman shine on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire".

Monday, November 18, 2013

Castello Cavalcanti Red Carpet

Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman arrives at the Castello Cavalcanti Red Carpet at the Rome Film Festival.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Must-have looks for Men Winter 2014: James Bond and the perfect suit.

" France, Paris, Thu 14 , 2013 (Relaxnews/ParisModes)Must-have looks for Men Winter 2014: James Bond and the perfect suit.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Highlights from Jakarta Fashion Week

Like numerous cities across the world, the Indonesian capital has hosted its own fashion week since 2008. Propelled forward by the media and sponsors, as well as the Fashion federation, local designers take advantage of this opportunity to show and promote their latest couture creations. With shows from Oscar Lawalata, Priyo Oktaviano, Dian Pelangi, Toton and Tex Saverio. For Priyo Oktaviano, we shift to the other extreme with colors, embroidery and even a sexy edge. Shorts and miniskirts are adorned with silk ruffles and gold is a common theme. Successfully combining tradition and modernity, the designer, winner of several awards, is one of our favorites. This fashion week also makes room for young, emerging designers, who are part of a development program. An example is Dian Pelangi who gets everybody talking with her colorful and covered up creations, respecting the Muslim culture which is very important in Indonesia. Young designer Toton Januar, raised in New York, mixes a own chic and urban look with his home country’s craft, using glistening embroidery to highlight Asian colors. Finally, for young designer Tex Saverio, who is scarcely 30-years old, experimentation takes on a new stature. His creations are transformed into works of art, with pieces sculptured onto clothes, several of which have already been worn by Lady Gaga.

Highlights from Sao Paulo Fashion Week

With more than 20 shows over five days, Sao Paulo, whose fashion week has just ended, is the 5th most important of these events behind Paris, New York, Milan and London. Through the diversity and quality of the labels present, this proves that Brazil is an expanding country, particularly in terms of fashion. The best known: Alexander Herchcovitch. He presents in Paris but never forgets his motherland. The designer delivers a casual yet sophisticated style, a mark of femininity, playing with layering, the use of capes, transparency and leather. He alone unites all the trends seen on the runway this fashion week. Leather is trending for Ronaldo Fraga. It is his material of preference; ribbed, perforated, cut…leather is either worn as a small touch or dominates an entire look… It also present in the Animale collection, with elaborate designs on bell-bottom trousers worn by Karlie Kloss and on jumpers. Lace, mixed with wool, brings a new sophistication. An urban spirit is found at Colcci, highlighted by sculptural Gisèle Bündchen who sets cameras flashing as she makes her return to the runway. Here, jogging trousers are teamed with high heels! For Juliana Jabour, the sweatshirt takes pride of place, yet treated in a sophisticated manner with graphic inserts, across a grey palette. The world of sport is highlighted by Osklen who, inspired by the next Football World Cup hosted by Brazil, imagines silhouettes linked to this. A palette of bright colours like grass green and red is treated for both men and women. Men’s fashion is also presented, with touches of daring originality from Joao Pimenta with safety pins and animal skin used as capes. Another trend uncovered on the Brazilian runways is shininess, as demonstrated by Patricia Motta, with the use of lamé or rhinestone embroidery. Pedro Lourenço plays with iridescent materials, creating a silhouette constructed around the shift dress and peplum style. The lights of Sao Paulo by night inspire pieces adorned with sequins for Forum. For Triton, sequins are found all over and take on a rock attitude… Femininity derived from a 40s aesthetic with mid-length dresses and skirts and remarkable work on sleeves and volume from Fernanda Yamamoto. We remain in the 40s with Acquastudio with inspirations borrowed from New-look to Christian Dior, with cinched waists and calf-length skirts. From Gloria Coelho, we have a geometric, strict line. Some favour image over style, as is the case for FH for Fause Haten, who unveils his collection on Avenue Paulista. Lino Villaventura pours pots of paint over the faces of models whilst Uma Raquel Davidowicz, like Rick Owens in Paris, uses a dance troupe to demonstrate the elasticity of her clothes. Music from the fashion shows.

Highlights from Fashion Week in Tokyo

Tokyo Fashion Week is rich in events and runway shows, with numerous designers deserving to be discovered for their tale.

Must-have looks for Men Winter 2014: In-vogue urban, a Hipster trend.

" France, Paris, Thu 14 , 2013 (Relaxnews/ParisModes)Must-have looks for Men Winter 2014: In-vogue urban, a Hipster trend.

Must-have looks for Men Winter 2014: The man of the future dresses in innovative materials.

" France, Paris, Thu 14 , 2013 (Relaxnews/ParisModes)Must-have looks for Men Winter 2014: The man of the future dresses in innovative materials.

Must-have looks for Men Winter 2014: the sporty look is back in fashion

" France, Paris, Thu 14 , 2013 (Relaxnews/ParisModes)Must-have looks for Men Winter 2014: the sporty look is back in fashion.

Highlights from Moscow, Russia's Fashion Week

" No fewer than 70 labels have just presented their collections at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Moscow, Russia, with plenty of support from sponsors. With focus on shows from Goga Nikabadze, Tatyana Parfionova, Carmen Emanuela Popa and Julia Nikolaeva.Twice a year, Moscow hosts Russian Fashion Week. Conceived in the early 2000s, this Fashion Week, usually held in April and at the end of October has gained international recognition since 2011, when Mercedez Benz become the official sponsor, followed by L’Oréal Professional and Ebay this season. The main events take place at the Central Exhibition Hall where stands, exhibitions and conferences unfold throughout the week, not forgetting the fashion shows. No less than 70 labels come to present their collection, from fully-fledged couturiers to emerging designers. For Spring/Summer 2014, four shows capture our attention. Goga Nikabadze, a 28-year-old Georgian designer, allows romanticism to take on a new dimension in his mixed collection. For Tatyana Parfionova, a genuine artist living in St Petersburg, her love of different art forms is felt all over the clothes on which paintings, pen strokes and abstract drawings are present, creating a colourful and appealing wardrobe. Carmen Emanuela Popa’s collection combines several worlds across strong, very couture silhouettes in rigid materials, reminiscent of the imaginings of Alexander McQueen. As for Julia Nikolaeva, she highlights an urban, easy-to-wear wardrobe that is always a success especially as the designer dares add a message every season, fighting in her own way for more just democracy in her country. Music free of right/Bandit & Nikit - 2012.

Highlights from Seoul Fashion Week

" Seoul Fashion Week uncovers this city as a hub of very dynamic and in-vogue designers, who have trained in other cities around the world. With shows from J’Apostrophe, Jarret, JKOO, The Studio K and Kye.Seoul Fashion Week uncovers this city as a hub of very dynamic and in-vogue designers. The proof is in the women’s collection from J’Apostrophe. Heading up the women’s line is Jiseon Lee, a former student at Parsons School in New York, the city in which she still lives. The edgy spirit and urban feeling of the Big Apple are felt throughout this collection, dominated by white and transparency. Our attention then shifts onto the mixed collections, which are essential to this fashion week and there are three that merit a look. First of all, Jarrett: for designer Ji Youn Lee, the material becomes the most important part of this futuristic collection, in which cuts are mixed with volume, working for men as well as women. For the designer duo from JKOO, a young label founded in London in 2010, it is all about prints and colours. Images of black and white give way to large-framed flower prints presented in bright and imaginative tones for both men and women. This lightness desired for the summer months is rather successful. The Studio K, Hyejin Hong loves to mix the abstract with pure lines. The result is a mix’n’match of masculine and feminine wardrobes, both transformable and adjustable to your liking. Finally, for the young label Kye, it is the men’s line that catches our eye. A rapper look with a hint of humour is quite successful, including bandage collages and golden outfits, mixing urban and sportswear with a comfortable self-confidence. Music free of right/Bandit & Nikit - 2012.

Monday, November 11, 2013

2013 AFI Film Fest Opening Night Gala With Stars On The Red Carpet

2013 AFI Film Fest Opening Night Gala With Stars On The Red Carpet Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson, BJ Novak, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford and Rachel Griffiths, lit up the red carpet at the opening night Gala for AFI Film Fest featuring the film "Saving Mr. Banks".

Stars Rock The Red Carpet at the EMA's!

It's no surprise that Miley Cyrus's MTV EMA look was what everyone was talking about. The fashion tribute to Notorious BIG and Tupac was paired with thigh-high peep-toe boots and as always, left little to the imagination. Katy Perry went conservative in a form fitting Zac Posen dress and later heated things up with a second outfit for her performance of "Unconditionally" Ariana Grande rocked a black and white lace cocktail dress, completing the look with a chic high ponytail. The most daring look of the night belonged to Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, who looked ready for a wardrobe malfunction in her leg-baring gown.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Celebrities Show Off Their Glittering Jewels

We often see gorgeous stars dripping in diamonds and they aren't always theirs. Even stars can't afford some of the jewelry they wear, so they borrow it. In the O.C. at the Bowers Museum Van Cleef and Arpels showed off Jewelry worn by Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Grace, Eva Mendes and Jennifer Garner. In attendance and talking to us were Krysten Ritter, AnnaLynne McCord, Camilla Belle and Eva Amurri.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Weekend Style Stars!

Wait 'til you see Lady Gaga's outfit from the YouTube Music Awards! It's the most terrifying Halloween costume we've ever seen, problem is it's not a costume! In typical Gaga fashion the singer rocked grillz for the award show! Nicole Richie was perfection at the LACMA Gala in a sheer gown. She posed with Kate Hudson who also looked amazing at the event. Selma Hayek and a newly preggo Olivia Wilde were also at the soiree and looking fab, as was Zoe Saldana who flashed some skin! Camilla Belle showed off a new edgier hairstyle with a messy bob and bangs!

Dubai is poised to become a future fashion capital and delivers its Fashion Experience""

" Dubai attracted a large number of famous designers and celebrities for its first fashion week, destined to promote new, up-and-coming designers.Dubaï attracted a large number of famous designers and celebrities for its first fashion week, destined to promote new, up-and-coming designers. This event is organised as a new experience by Vogue Italia and its editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani and the charismatic Mohamed Alabbar, master-builder of dizzyingly tall skyscrapers and enormous malls in this city which emerged from the desert forty years ago… Six young designers, four of whom are from the Middle East, had the chance to present their own styles to an audience of professionals and VIPs, with a runway show held at the foot of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa… The event concludes with a sumptuous charity gala dinner, with a whole host of stars frequenting the red carpet,including Naomi Campbell, Roberto Cavalli, Donatella Versace, Karolina Kurkova and Clotilde Courau. Music free of right/ Bandit & Nikit 2012.

Friday, November 1, 2013

New, young Brazilian designers reinvent the concept of jewellery

" With his label Sagrado (meaning ‘sacred’ in Brazil), young designer Danilo Ferreira reinvents the idea of jewellery, becoming a leading light in a new generation of in-vogue Brazilian jewellers with their more simple and more modern creations…includes an interview with Danilo Ferreira.When you think of jewellery made in Brazil, it is often linked to ethnicity, colours, handcrafts and the nature of this immense country. Today, a new wave of young designers dares to try more modern and more original things. This is the case for Danilo Ferreira, who in his Parisian atelier develops his label Sagrado, which means ‘sacred’ in Brazilian, with rough jewellery, based on untreated materials like deer antlers or crystals, glorifying further this link with his country of birth. Includes images of Gizelda Queiroz jewellery, the ateliers of Bia Vieira, jewellers at Dona Coisa, Armajon Biojoais and Danilo Ferreira’s ateliers-apartment. Interview: Danilo Ferrira: Brazil is an extraordinary place; it’s enormous, it’s completely different, each state has its own gastronomy and its own cultural way of developing things, it’s fascinating! I am a young designer and my label is not very well known and my audience is different. It is an audience which loves to give value to something which really has feeling. It is very important for people who wear my things to know what they signify. Otherwise, they have no value. I grew up in a small town, almost a village; there are less than 5000 inhabitants and I was surrounded by this dusty, savage atmosphere so I have certainly kept many memories but beyond this, I try to mix a European side with this memory, which will always be present, I can never hide it. Normally, I chose a material in accordance with the feeling I have with it. All the stones in my collection at the moment are stones found in one place or another that I have visited and that I have travelled to and they are materials that I have a connection with. I think that a product must have energy, otherwise it is dull. Who would want to wear something that has no energy? And so, it is this that I want to put across, something basic and ordinary but also extremely strong. Music free of right/ Bandit & Nikit - 2012.

Rio de Janeiro: an upcoming and trendy city

" With its new concept store ‘Dona Caisa’, its niche hotels situated at the heart of the trendy Santa Teresa quarter and its immense luxury mall, Rio de Janeiro has recently become a city of hype. A report including interviews with Jean-Michel Ruis, Igor Saboia and Gabriel Palumbo…Rio de Janeiro is renowned for its legendary beaches, its sugarloaf and the statue of Christ the Redeemer. But beyond the clichés, this metropolis retains its more inconspicuous corners which have become the coolest parts of the city. This is the case for the Santa Teresa quarter, with her winding, cobbled streets, spectacular views of the bay and old colonial houses that attract a new, dynamic crowd including a Frenchman, the owner of atypical hotels… Situated in the Botanical Garden area, the ‘Dona Coisa’ presents itself as part of the hype concept store in Rio. You will find a variety of products ranging from food to clothes, lots of them with the stamp ‘Made in Brazil’. Brazil is the new Eldorado of South America. Host of the upcoming 2014 Football World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, Rio becomes a leading travel destination, attracting more and more people. The dynamics are developing and the world of luxury steps up to this. For example, a new mall opened in 2012 that now houses all the international luxury brands and Brazilian labels. With a champagne reception and a theatre, this large, designer shopping centre situated in the Barra area heralds a new era for this ever-changing city. Interview: Jean-Michel Ruis: Welcome to this place which is like a Belle Époque residence, so a traveller arrives in Rio and really feels as if he is in a local home, so all the furniture and all the details are Brazilian. It is not a modern, boutique hotel like the ones you see today. Igor Saboia: We sell Brazilian brands but we choose the artist here, we always try to find new artistic talent that has a level of quality and beauty. There are many different things; this is a home, you can relax in the garden, you can drink coffee and talk, sometimes we can have lunch here and make a meal. It’s a very relaxed place to have very good moments and to buy things or not. Gabriel Palumbo: This huge mall is a unique place in Rio; it gathers all fashion brands, international brands and top national brands so we are very glad that we were able to construct a mall like this in Rio. Music free of right/ Bandit & Nikit - 2012.

Vivaz, a Brazilian couture label that counts on glamour and sequins

" Vivaz, a Brazilian label founded by Elisabeth Faria in 1998, exemplifies perfectly hand-made, very couture pieces. The show takes place at her new ateliers in Belo Horizonte. Includes an interview.Life in Brazil beats to the rhythm of the samba and revolves around all that glitters as is the case for Vivaz, a label created in 1998 by Elisabeth Faria as a brand specialising in evening wear. Surrounded by her two daughters Camilla and Isabela and with the help of her studio, the designer, (who sells her clothes in more than 120 stores across Brazil but also in Europe and the Middle East), highlights her knowledge of all things handmade. It is in her ultra modern factory in Belo Horizonte, before the eyes of her atelier workers executing and putting the finishing touches to her designs, that her collection for winter 2014 is revealed. There is a successful union between evening outfits with a touch of sportswear and layering effects; long, art-deco style dresses adorned with grey beads, tunic-jumpers stitched onto plain dresses or skirts. Gowns embroidered with pearls shimmer like fish scales, a mixture of long and short produced in deep and sensual colours accentuate this embellished femininity of the entire collection… Interview: Elisabeth Faria: I am really happy because I am launching this new factory right now so there are a lot of employees who have been working with us for fifteen years and now they have a really huge space where they can work in a calm, really good atmosphere. The work that they do involves a lot of passion because we work with hand-made products so we have to do it with a lot of love and patience and this new space brings all this to the employers so we are really happy because of it. Music from the show.

Minas Fashion Week in Belo Horizonte: designers to remember

" Brazilian city, Belo Horizonte, has witnessed the growth of its important textile industry, a sector that has sponsored fashion designers for ten years, inviting them to showcase their collections. Take a look back at the 5 Brazilian labels that got noticed at this fashion week.Belo Horizonte, a city of 4 million residents, is part of the region home to the most important gold and diamond mines in the world and where for nearly ten years the textile industry has sponsored a fashion week that allows Brazilian labels to showcase their collections, which are distinguished by two trends; a casual style and sparkling evening wear… Our first discovery; Fabiana Milazzo. The two girls behind the label bring out an ultra glamorous silhouette, composed of lace and embroidery added to basic pieces like trousers, jumpers or gowns produced in coloured lace. They also use Brazilian silk, one of the most beautiful sorts in the world, which is painted in an art nouveau style… Viktor Dzenk takes inspiration from India, creating a mixed collection for men and women. Printed cashmere takes pride of place in a wardrobe that favours the informal. A more urban look from Plural Vicenza includes hooded-jumpers in animal print. This is the label’s 9th appearance at this fashion week, seeing revenue which increases every year. Moving onto Aurea Prates; this label showcases embroidery, using flowers and feathers to emphasise its sweaters. Chiffon mixes with linen whilst silk interacts with cotton for a casual yet glamorous wardrobe. A body-hugging silhouette, a detailed jumper and burnt-out silk trousers, a black dress embroidered at the side and a zip at the back, floral details emphasised, a jacket or a skirt composed of a blend of ribbons…the prime material for Apartemento that suggests femininity and never unveils too much. Music from the fashion shows.

The launch party for the H&M capsule collection by Isabel Marant in Paris.

" France, Paris, Fri 25 , 2013 (Relaxnews/ParisModes)The launch party for the H&M capsule collection by Isabel Marant in Paris.