Archive for July, 2010

The case, in stainless steel or in 18kt rose gold, measures 40mm x 8mm. It has an AR-coated sapphire crystal, a sapphire display back and water resistance to 50 meters.

Movement is the automatic Zenith in-house caliber Elite 670 with 27 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 50 hours.


While America bid farewell to the Hillzies earlier this month, London had to wait until this week to kick off their festivities. On Tuesday, Audrina Patridge crossed the pond to participate in “The Hills” finale party. Early in the day, she hopped on a Harley and vroomed off to the Haymarket Hotel. Her long, flowy locks blew in the wind, and her skinny black jeans, knee-high moto boots and white scoop-neck tunic revealed that inner badass we heart so much. If anyone knows how to be fabulous while hanging on for dear life straddled on the back of a motorcycle, it’s ‘Drina. (Finally, she put her Justin Bobby days to good use!)

+ What do you think of the ex-Hillzie’s ensemble? Does it work for a ride on a chopper? Sound off in the comments!

CARLA BRUNI is fully embracing her film debut as shooting gets underway for her cameo in Woody Allen’s new film.

“I am not an actress at all,” she said recently. “Maybe I’ll be completely hopeless but I can’t miss an opportunity like this one in my life. When I’m a grandmother, I’d like to be able to say I made a film with Woody Allen.”

Bruni was watched by her husband President Sarkozy, who was on set in Paris with his own security team. The French first lady plays a glamorous museum curator in Allen’s Midnight In Paris, starring alongside Owen Wilson.

The film is thought to be released in 2011.

Blake Lively had the “hair of the year” back in 2009 and she seems pretty determined to hold onto the title. The Gossip Girl star showed up to the Cinema Society screening of Twelve last night in New York sporting an enviable texturized ponytail to complement her navy minidress from Chanel’s cruise collection. To get Lively’s perfect shade of warm, ivory/amber blond, you’ll have to make an appointment with her trusted colorist, Rona O’Connor, at Lukaro salon in Beverly Hills. As for that humidity-approved updo, the key is finger-combing the top section after securing the pony for a little bit of height and a soft, slightly messy finish.

Way back last October, a curious trend emerged from the Spring 2010 shows. Call it a case of cat-scratch fever—designers and hip girls were all feeling cats. Paris was just about meowing, with Miuccia Prada’s kitty-print collection for Miu Miu, which found (alongside daisies and reclining nudes) cartoon felines printed on collars, dresses, tops, and accessories. (At Azzaro, Vanessa Seward heard the mewling, too: She commissioned Kuntzel+Deygas, the graphic designers behind the sleek opening credits to Catch Me if You Can, to create drawings based on her own cat, Monsieur Jo.)

The case, in titanium, measures 42mm x 14.8mm. It has a sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 100 meters. The caseback reads “Winner Le Mans 1970 – Porsche 917-023”.

Porsche Design Dashboard Movement is the Swiss automatic ETA caliber 2894-A2 with 37 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours.

MSRP is 4,900 Euros.

Apparently The A-Team is still having premieres in the rest of the world despite debuting to mediocre reviews in the States nearly two months ago. That means Jessica Biel and her well-toned triceps have been out and about on the red carpet, most recently in Europe. After sporting a middle part and smooth, soft waves in Madrid on Monday, the actress spiced things up at last night’s London premiere. To match her saucy attempt at the ubiquitous see-through trend (black hot pants under a sheer red dress, eh?), Biel rough-dried her hair and added a texturizer, presumably a salt spray, to add a piece-y, fuzzy matte finish to her signature waves. She looks feral—and we like it. You?

A Gossip Girl has just become a Material Girl. Taylor Momsen has been named the face of Madonna and Lola’s new label. In celebration of the Material Girl collection, which will make its debut at Macy’s on August 3rd, Momsen will perform live at Macy’s Herald Square in NYC. It’s a fitting partnership for two rocking chameleons and we can’t wait to watch Little J evolve. Expect this edgy fashionista’s star to rise!

OLIVIA PALERMO has made her first UK cover – on ASOS.COM’s autumn/winter 2010 issue.

“I just really, really love clothes,” Palermo says in the magazine, which will be available from July 30 at “I think it has evolved as I’ve gotten older. I understand the industry a little better and I know what works for me and my personal style. I’ve definitely noticed I’m getting there in the past few years. Recently, I’ve been taking dresses in my closet, vintage or from a previous season, and re-draping them, adding my own personal touch with a brooch or a belt.”

During her month-long photo blog for VOGUE.COM she wore everything from Charlotte Olympia to Zara to BCBG, but it is Burberry’s Christopher Bailey who really gets her vote.

“I haven’t had a chance to meet anyone at Burberry, but I’ve always been a fan of the brand. Christopher Bailey is a genius, it’s like he can’t do anything wrong,” she says.

Although the actress is still yet to launch her own fashion line, she knows exactly how she would want it look if the opportunity did arise.

“[My collection] would probably be soft and elegant – a really feminine collection,” she explains. “But I do love menswear, so I would probably throw in a few blazers and pant suits into the collection. It would have to be consistent though, that’s something you have to keep in mind when you’re designing.”

Would she ever consider a move to the UK?

“Both of my parents keep telling me that London is calling,” she said. “In five years’ time, I’d like to be living in London with Johannes [my boyfriend]. It really all depends on work.”

Your local prog-rock obsessive is probably pretty close to combustion at the moment: It’s only about 48 hours until Spiritualized, the high-nineties drone rockers, arrive at Radio City Music Hall to play a one-night-only concert version of their 1997 masterpiece, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space. The band—and Floating in particular—has earned just about every sort of accolade a rock group can get, from fawning blog love, perma-presence on critics’ top 10 lists, fancy collector’s-edition repackagings, and a tour slot with Radiohead. And on Friday, they’ll add one more laurel to their crown: a limited-edition T-shirt, designed by Helmut Lang creative director (and Spiritualized fan) Michael Colovos. Only 300 are available, and they’ll be available only at Friday night’s show. If you want one, be prepared to put up a fight.