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THE VERSACE H&M DEBUT

Posted in Glamour, Style on November 12, 2011 by Miranda Wilding



DONATELLA VERSACE knows how to throw a party.

The designer debuted her much anticipated line for H&M at a star studded event in Manhattan on Tuesday night that included a full length fashion show, a private concert by PRINCE and some serious late night shopping.

“The collection is fun,” DONATELLA told PEOPLE as she headed into the bash.

“It starts with the iconic moment: Gianni’s black leather and gold studs. Then there are the Miami prints that people know the best. I wanted to show them the real thing and then it goes through the evolution of Versace from the prints to my collections up to today.”

“I’m very happy tonight,” she added.

“I didn’t expect such a turnout. I knew it would be exciting, but not like this.”

“I’m very proud of my mother,” ALLEGRA VERSACE, wearing vintage VERSACE, chimed in.

“I’ve been wearing the H&M line. I love the fact that it’s going to make all these clothes accessible to kids my age.”

The celebrities who showed up in great numbers were also enthusiastic. UMA THURMAN recalled a particular VERSACE moment — she wore one of DONATELLA’S gowns to the GOLDEN GLOBES a few years ago — and NICKI MINAJ even paid tribute, too.

“This is what Donatella wanted,” she said, pointing to her wild green wig.

“And what Donatella wants, she gets.”

Following the fashion show, positive reviews were flying.

“I loved it,” EMMA ROBERTS told PEOPLE.

“The clothes, the hair and makeup were amazing. I feel like it was really done right. I’m unsure of a lot of collaborations, but this made so much sense. It was so fun and young and I would wear everything.”

EMMA and the rest of the crowd then moved into another room, decorated to look like a disco, and watched NICKI MINAJ and PRINCE take the stage. The iconic artist even came back for an encore, performing PURPLE RAIN and dedicating the tune to DONATELLA.

When the concert ended after 1 am, a curtain opened, revealing a huge display of the VERSACE H&M line on racks, mannequins and tables, with every outfit and accessory in the show available in great numbers and all sizes. And until the wee hours, fashionistas — with credit cards drawn — went wild.

“I’m a little bit sad that the collaboration is over tonight,” DONATELLA mused.

“I worked with a fantastic team of people. And I learned a lot.”

Most importantly, though, she was happy to share her brother’s legacy with a younger audience.

“I’d never touched the prints since my brother died,” she admitted.

“I took them from the archives and added the fun and excitement and glamour.”

Exactly what VERSACE is all about.

KATE WINSLET’S LATEST ST. JOHN CAMPAIGN

Posted in Glamour, Style on November 4, 2011 by Miranda Wilding


She’s kept her day job: KATE WINSLET is continuing as the face of ST. JOHN in the brand’s SPRING 2012 campaign.

“It has been a great experience working with St. John,” the actor said in a release.

“I am very excited for this upcoming season — George [Sharp] and St. John have created wonderfully chic and effortless styles for the modern woman.”

The spring campaign features KATE in ST. JOHN’S classic knits and a fitted dress. The photos were shot this week in a penthouse at New York’s CHELSEA ARTS TOWER, a sharp contrast from the fall campaign, staged at a theatre in New Jersey.

KATE’S latest campaign will appear in magazines beginning in February, and a behind the scenes video will be available at discoverstjohn.com.

DONATELLA VERSACE: HER FAVOURITE VERSACE FOR H&M LOOKS

Posted in Glamour, Style on November 4, 2011 by Miranda Wilding


The VERSACE FOR H&M COLLECTION hits stores in just two weeks. With excitement building, designer DONATELLA VERSACE is again speaking out about the line.

In an interview with STYLE.COM/PRINT, the couturier said: “It is amazing how H&M has taken these icons of Versace to make the pieces in this collection.”

One dress that “will always be so special” to DONATELLA is the black leather studded frock (above and below, right).

“It was the dress I wore to take my bow at the Versace menswear show this summer, the day before we announced our collaboration with H&M to the world,” she recalled.

“It was so exciting. Everybody was saying how good I looked and nobody knew it was H&M!”

Another favourite is a printed dress and leggings combo (below, centre) with a Techno Japan print.

“We have used it in different colours and on different designs so that it can be worn in many contrasting ways,” DONATELLA explained.

“We had so much fun designing the print pieces for the collection (below, left), which can be worn individually or mixed and matched as wild as you dare.”

Additional highlights include a metal mesh mini and a darling black dress, but there is one item DONATELLA promises you won’t find in the collection: flat shoes.

“There are only high heels,” she shared.

“I never wear flats. Ever.”

EMMA WATSON: MAKEUP MAKES ME LESS PALE & ENGLISH

Posted in Glamour on October 29, 2011 by Miranda Wilding

After countless premieres and red carpet appearances, EMMA WATSON has finally found the beauty routine that works for her.

Crediting her pixie cut with what she calls a more experimental relationship with makeup, she told STYLELIST: “There’s no way to hide when you have short hair. You really have to go for it.”

The secret to her trademark look, which includes flawless skin, bold brows and a pinch of glamour, is an arsenal of reliable beauty tools.

“I’m a creature of habit,” she told Style.com of $45 GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY LUMINOUS silk powder (bottom right).

“I like to find what works and keep buying it.”

She also brightens up with bronzer or blush, like YVES SAINT LAURENT’S $38 CREME DE BLUSH (top left) because, as EMMA put it, “I am so pale and English.”

But the focal point of EMMA’S look is the eye, which she prefers with a bold brow and major lashes.

“I get my eyebrows threaded,” she confides.

“Blink is really good,” she said of the London based beauty bar’s line of products, which includes defining pencils (top right).

For that kewpie lash effect, the star looks to $25 HYPNOSE DOLL mascara (bottom left) by LANCOME, for which she is an ambassador.

“I’m big into Twiggy so I do bottom lashes and top lashes,” she explained.

“This is really cool because it is specifically designed to get that look.”

WALKING TALL: LEIGHTON MEESTER DIGS HIGH HEELS

Posted in Glamour on October 28, 2011 by Miranda Wilding


LEIGHTON MEESTER’S label happy on screen alter ego BLAIR WALDORF is content to pick up the closest pair of LOUBOUTINS she can find. Off screen, however, the GOSSIP GIRL star said she searches for shoes “that really speak to me,” regardless of designer name.

“If it’s my daily kind of shoe, I usually go for the same type of style. Like a platform with a thick heel,” she explained.

“But I think variety is important.”

Speaking to PEOPLE Tuesday night at the ROGER VIVIER FALL/COUTURE SHOWCASE to benefit MUSIC UNITES in New York, LEIGHTON said she actually prefers heels to flats.

And when searching for shoes, her top requirement is “definitely not comfort.”

Wearing a J. MENDEL dress, BULGARI jewels and VIVIER shoes — which she called comfortable — LEIGHTON admitted that there is one time of day when you won’t find her in platform heels.

“When I’m walking the dog, I wear sneakers,” she revealed, “because they look and feel better.”

Though BLAIR WALDORF would never imagine lacing up a pair of sneakers, the character does have a lot of surprises in store for her on new episodes of GOSSIP GIRL.

“It’s just so crazy, I can’t even begin to tell you,” LEIGHTON said of upcoming events that include a wedding, craziness between CHUCK BASS and BLAIR and additional drama with DAN HUMPHREY.

“I get to live vicariously through the good and the bad,” she shared, which is really fun.”

TIFFANY: ADDING SPARKLE TO THE GREAT GATSBY

Posted in Film, Glamour on October 19, 2011 by Miranda Wilding

LEONARDO DICAPRIO and ISLA FISHER will shine even more on the big screen next year thanks to TIFFANY & COMPANY.

The storied jeweller is partnering with WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES and BAZMARK as the exclusive fine jeweller for THE GREAT GATSBY, a new film starring LEONARDO, ISLA, CAREY MULLIGAN and TOBEY MAGUIRE.

The cast will glimmer in period jewels inspired by TIFFANY’S archives, including one of a kind platinum and diamond encrusted bracelets, rings, headpieces and long pearl necklaces created especially for the film.

“The Tiffany & Company archives have proven to be an invaluable resource in looking back at this Golden Era of affluence and fine jewelry,” GATSBY costume designer CATHERINE MARTIN said in a release.

“The continuing tradition of excellence and exquisite craftship has allowed us to both create and recreate pieces that we hope will do justice to this extraordinary novel.”

THE GREAT GATSBY hits theatres on DECEMBER 25, 2012.

DIANE KEATON: THE NEW FACE OF CHICO’S

Posted in Glamour on October 6, 2011 by Miranda Wilding

CHICO’S has just announced that DIANE KEATON is the face of its HOLIDAY 2011 collection and will appear in national print and TV ads throughout the fall.

In the ads, shot by photographer CARTER SMITH, DIANE models some of her favourite pieces from the collection, including leopard gloves and a bright
red coat.

“You know what I like about Chico’s? They are who they are. Individual. (Like me.) And incredibly expressive,” Ms. Keaton said in a statement.

“Plus, they have all these great pieces to make your own.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with Diane Keaton,” added CINNY MURRAY, brand president of CHICO’S.

“Her spontaneity, her wonderful wit and her remarkable eye for individual style are the perfect complements to our brand.”