Hello Halston Glamour! It looks like we're in for a dose of long luscious blow-drys soon if the catwalks are anything to go by. Yesterday Giorgio Armani unleashed a slew of sultry blondes, with 1970's style fringe flicks at his Paris Armani Prive couture show. He follows Chloe designer Hannah Macgibbon who worked a similar vibe with free flowing tresses at her February runway outing. At the same round, Gucci continued its sexed up vibe with disco glamour blow-dry looks. The style is usually pared with nude lips and worn blonde, which works fabulously when paired with Camel clothing (perfect for all the Camel polo necks that are around this season.) Are you a fan?
Paris Couture Fashion Week continued yesterday with lots of lovely ladies watching the shows. Newly married Gemma Arterton was at the Armani Prive show at Espace Vendome alongside Claire Danes, who was accompanied by her gorgeous man Hugh Dancy. Blake Lively and Leighton Meester took time out from filming scenes for Gossip Girl and headed to Chanel at the Grand Palais. They were joined by Jessica Alba and Milla Jovovich. Jessica and Blake were in the front row at the Dior show the previous day with Jared Leto and Lily Cole.
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Diane von Furstenberg was surrounded by famous faces at her launch party at Claridge's last night. Victoria Beckham wore thigh-high boots as she continued her Summer in London. She'll have to wait a bit longer for David to join her, following England's win in South Africa yesterday. Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna stayed close, giving further proof they're still friends. The fashionable crowd might have toasted to Gwyneth's good news, as she's landed a role opposite Bradley Cooper and Bruce Willis in M. Night Shyamalan's new project.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is showing off his skills on and off the pitch this week. He's currently in South Africa hoping to clinch the World Cup for his native Portugal, and he's also revealing a bit of flesh in these new Armani ads. Topless photos of Cristiano for Armani were first revealed back in January and most of you were impressed, but will you be so enamoured with these ones? This time he is posing for both Emporio Armani underwear and Armani jeans, I can't wait to hear what you think!
This time, the Italian designer is designing an outfit for her American Idol performance this evening. It will be a bodysuit produced from embroidered Chantilly lace and crystal and jet beading. She will wear it with a silk organza cape. Do you like to see Armani dress Lady Gaga?
Image courtesy of Giorgio Armani SpA
With this in mind I sought out some expert advice from Vivienne Rudd, Editor of insider beauty bible Cosmetics International.
Vivienne has been breaking beauty news for almost twenty years, writing about everything from the biggest business deals, to the latest product launches. I caught up with her to find out about some of this Summer's key beauty movements. Take note ladies!
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Lady Gaga recently wore an intriguing Armani Prive outfit to the Grammys earlier this year. The ensemble was hot off the catwalk in Paris and fitted in with Lady Gaga's outrageous wardrobe. She is about to go on tour and Mr. Armani will again be providing part of her wardrobe. He commented, “We hear Lady Gaga’s music everywhere we go, it is like a soundtrack of our times. In addition to her formidable songwriting skills, she is a modern fashion phenomenon.” Prada will also provide a look for the Monsters Ball tour which is an 18th century-inspired hoop dress made of camel-colored ciré. Below are sketches of her Armani looks.
There are only a handful of days left to go until Valentine's Day this Sunday. If you haven't gotten your significant someone, friends or family a gift yet, a beauty trinket always does the job. These gifts aren't crazy expensive, but they say I love you in a very special way. Take a peek and vote on the one that you like most at the end — enjoy!
Couture week continued in Paris yesterday as Giorgio Armani presented his Armani Prive line. As we're in the midst of award season, you can almost guarantee that one of these gowns will make a red carpet appearance over the next few weeks. Who can forget Angelina Jolie's tight strapless number at the 2009 BAFTAs which was hot off the catwalk?
This Spring the collection was two tone with creations ranging from trouser suits to dramatic ball gowns. As always, the beauty of these designs lay in the details like the asymmetric hemlines, bubble capes, and crescent moon applique. The whole collection was based on the moon, he explained, "I always need a hook to get into a collection, and that was it—thinking about something romantic and dreamy, far away from our everyday life. Something less harsh." That idea ties in nicely with couture and in this line it was present in luminescent fabrics, shapes of dresses and jackets and embroidery.
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Last Autumn, Cristiano Ronaldo was announced as the new face of Emporio Armani underwear taking the reigns from fellow footballer David Beckham. The fruits of his labour have just been unveiled and show the Real Madrid player in various poses. Giorgio Armani commented on his new campaign star, "Cristiano is a great looking man with the perfect physique of an athlete. For me, he is the essence of youth – spontaneous, exciting, a real maverick." It was shot in Madrid by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and will appear on billboards around the world from February.
Cristiano is pleased with the shoot explaining, "Giorgio Armani is a legend in the fashion world and I have long been a fan of his work. I am very pleased with the pictures we have done together – they are certainly striking and are full of an attitude and spirit that I can relate to." Earlier this week, Megan Fox's first campaign for the brand were revealed as she took on Victoria's role. What do you think of Cristiano's campaign?