The daughter of supermodel Ines de la Fressange, Nine d’Urso is featured on Bottega Veneta’s latest fragrance campaign, Eau Légère, photographed by the famed Bruce Weber.
Image via Models.com
The 36 year old actress is wearing a Spring Summer 2013 flower printed dress from Bottega Veneta for the retro April cover of Flare magazine.
Image via Flare Magazine.
PPR (previously known as Pinault-Printemps-Redoute until May 18th 2005), The French multinational holding company which develops a worldwide brand portfolio such as Gucci, Saint Laurent Paris, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron, Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney, Brioni and Alexander McQueen, has reportedly requested to register a new name “Kering” (means dry or dried in our native Bahasa Indonesia) to the US Patent & Trademark Office in November 2012, as part of a rebranding.
Vogue UK reports that CEO François-Henri Pinault aims to increase the firm’s sales to €24 billion (£20.9 billion), by 2020 from €9.7 billion (£8.4 billion) in 2012.
Earlier this January, PPR acquired a majority stake in British label Christopher Kane. If the name change really happens, marks another milestone for Indonesian fashion industry. Most recently, the talented Tex Saverio dressed Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence for her upcoming movie, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. We are hoping that the world will take notice of the ever exciting Indonesian fashion industry, very soon!
You can read our about the recently held Indonesia Fashion Week 2013, here.
Most of Vogue US covers this year were great. Except Keira Knightley‘s October issue by Mario Testino. Camera loves her chiseled aristocratic face, but that metallic glove was really distracting and unnecessary. But, overall we are pleased with this year’s line up. We are excited already to see 2013 cover stars, because they’ve started the year with Gwen Stefani, and today there’s a rumour swirling that Beyoncé will be featured on the magazine’s important March issue, snapped by Annie Leibovitz few days ago. Just in time for her Super Bowl singing stint. Talk about perfect timing.
Anna Wintour gave five cover slots to first timers this year, and every single one of them wasn’t disappointed. Annie Leibovitz photographed Vogue US‘ oldest cover star, 63 year old Academy Award winner Meryl Streep for the earthy January issue (fellow winner and returning cover star, Marion Cotillard landed the August slot by Peter Lindbergh). She also photographed the then Olympic hopefuls from America, soccer player Hope Solo, swimmer Ryan Lochte (he’s now one of the few men who got the honor to be featured on the cover), and tennis player Serena Williams for June issue. Mario Testino shot two first timers: young singer Taylor Swift for February and the ever lovely Emma Stone for July. Last but not least, one of the most anticipated covers of the year was Adele‘s March issue, photographed stunningly by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.
Their 606-page March issue wasn’t the only issue we looked forward to. Because in September, they made history when they producing their biggest issue, ever! The 916-page edition was fronted by Lady Gaga, who wears Marc Jacobs purple patched dress and posed also in front of M&M‘s lens. The busy duo also produced the striking April cover, with Jennifer Lopez in a fiery red Bottega Veneta dress.
Scarlett Johansson goes blonde and wears vintage Prada dress on her second Vogue cover. The bombshell actress graced the May issue by Mario Testino. Rihanna also landed her second cover slot this year (as well as Lady Gaga). The Barbadian singer fronted the magazine’s November issue in Valentino, that was shot beautifully by Annie Leibovitz. Rounding up her work with Vogue US, Mrs.Leibovitz photographed the December front page with former Academy Award host, Anne Hathaway (in a green Vera Wang Spring Summer 2013 dress). And that makes her shared the spot with Mario Testino, who also shot four covers this year for the magazine.
We must appreciates Elle US editors decision to choose other color than white as the backdrop on their usually boring newsstands covers this year. The only interesting image with white backdrop was Blake Lively‘s March issue, but that’s only because of her strong pose. We are not loving Katherine Heigl‘s January, Reese Witherspoon‘s February, Rihanna‘s May, and Katie Holmes‘ August issue, at all.
Their first attempt was dark grey background, for Jessica Simpson‘s naked April cover, and we are not impressed by it. They used bold red and combined it with Kristen Stewart for June, which kinda worked and interesting. Selena Gomez posed in a black and gold Dolce & Gabbana dress in front of summer-ish ombré blue background for July issue, while shocking pink was used for their September cover to matched Katy Perry‘s pink sequined dress from Bottega Veneta. One of the worst covers of the year nominees is Britney Spears‘ October issue. Oh, how we wished they’ve used different background color other than the dull grey, and less photoshop next time, please!
The November (there are 5 different subs covers and Kristen Wiig‘s is our fave!) and December covers with Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Lawrence are the best images with colored backdrop. We love how Alexi Lubomirski snapped SJP‘s perfectly flowing hair and Carter Smith did a good job capturing Jennifer Lawrence‘s subtle sexiness. Jennifer‘s subscriber cover is also one of the best subscriber covers that Elle US has ever produced.
Alexandra Richards, the daughter of Keith Richards and Patti Hansen, is featured inside the December 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar en Español, photographed by Benjamin Kanarek.
The model and DJ was styled by Vanessa Naudin in Lanvin, Roberto Cavalli, Christian Dior, Chanel, Burberry Prorsum, Moschino, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Prada for the editorial entitled “The Party“.
Special thanks to Benjamin Kanarek for the images.