Globe-trotter: Gucci’s patch backpack

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Gucci’s monogrammed canvass, passed through the pop and whimsical filters of Alessandro Michele to carry essentials (and less essentials) without a hitch.

The idea of travel and romanticism is a key inspiration for Spring Summer 2017. Alessandro Michele designs a collection of vintage inspired bags that speaks to the contemporary voyager. The backpack is equipped with multiple compartments, straps and features, embellished with embroidered appliqués and colorful prints that give the impression of a well-traveled journey.

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Aurélie Bidermann Lucky Charms

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Inspired by her Parisian upbringing and childhood summers in Ibiza, French jewelry designer Aurelie Bidermann infuses a unique bohemian twist into each one of her hand-crafted pieces.

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of her eponymous brand, Aurélie Bidermann updates her icon Amazone boxes with precious stones and lucky charms.

 

 

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Aurélie Bidermann whimsical yellow gold and ruby apple core charm. The textured yellow gold apple core is encrusted with a ruby pavé skin and three champagne diamond pips within its heart. Hanging from a yellow gold paperclip, this apple charm can be worn on the Aurélie Bidermann hammered yellow gold chain bracelet or necklace, and could be the start of a fabulous charm collection that includes bejewelled scarabs, ladybirds and shells.

Aurélie Bidermann first created a series of lucky charms for friends before launching her eponymous jewellery collection, which retains the symbolism and originality of those first charms, appealing to women who have a love of evocative and creative jewellery.

 

 

Rihanna loves Chopard, a jewellery collaboration

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If you were wondering what Rihanna’s next step in world domination would be—y’know, after those Fenty Puma must-haves, her too-cool Stance collection, a chart-topping music career, and a bit of acting in between – we now have your answer: jewelry. A new haute jewellery collaboration between Rihanna and Chopard is this summer’s Collection du Jour. Discover the coveted pieces now…

Following a career in music, cinema and fashion, singer Rihanna is now entering the jewellery market thanks to a new partnership with luxury Swiss jewellery house, Chopard. The new collection – simply named Rihanna Loves Chopard – is the culmination of a creative synergy between the Grammy winning singer Rihanna and the brand’s Co-President and Creative Director, Caroline Scheufele, and features both a jewellery and high jewellery line inspired by the singer’s Carribean heritage.

 

 

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Rihanna in recent years has worn Chopard jewels on red carpets at major events so the two described the move to collaborate on new collections as natural.

I have always been in love with Chopard’s exquisite jewellery, so to actually design collections with them is something I still can’t believe. It was a really incredible process and I learnt so much! I can’t wait for everyone to see it.

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The debut pieces from the Rihanna Loves Chopard Joaillerie, nine spare pieces follow a modernist style and re-create Chopard’s signature chain link Ice Cube motif with deep forest green ceramic and warm 18 karat rose gold.

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For the second collection Rihanna Loves Chopard Haute Joaillerie collection include a pair of simple, elegant 18 carat diamond earrings, and a vibrant pair of chandelier earrings made with a rainbow of blue, pink and yellow sapphires rubies and more… These may look familiar to those who closely watch the singer’s every move. At the recently held Grammy Awards, she wore the floral earrings and on the March 2017 cover of Harper’s Bazaar, Rihanna wore the transformable diamond earrings. Chopard said the high jewelry collection is inspired by Rihanna’s island roots – the lush gardens of Barbados and the bright colors of Carnival.

Discover the Rihanna Loves Chopard Joaillerie collection now…

 

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Rihanna shows the world her Chopard Haute Joaillerie earrings at the 2017 Grammy Awards

The limited edition Rihanna Loves Chopard Haute Joaillerie collection is available for pre-order now, while the collection will be unveiled in May 2017 in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. Rihanna may make an appearance there in support of the launch.

 

 

 

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is the new face of Gentleman Givenchy

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One of Hollywood’s rising stars is now taking the lead at Givenchy in a campaign that is set to ignite a new look for the French Maison…

English actor and Golden Globe winner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson has just been named as the face of Givenchy’s men’s fragrance, Gentleman. The campaign, which will be released in August is set to show the actor as “a daring artist and a multi-talented actor, with a caring and charismatic personality”, said Romain Spitzer, Givenchy Parfums CEO. “We’re thrilled to have him as our iconic face for Gentleman Givenchy”.

In Nocturnal Animals he plays such a loathsome creep in the movie and yet he still manages to look sexy at times because he’s just so attractive. The 26-year-old English actor best known as the title character in the Kick-Ass films and Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He had his breakthrough performance in the 2009 biopic Nowhere Boy in which he portrayed a young John Lennon.

Aaron has also appeared as Ben in the Oliver Stone-directed crime thriller Savages, Russian aristocrat Count Vronsky in Joe Wright’s 2012 adaptation of Anna Karenina, and Lt. Brody in the 2014 monster movie Godzilla.

 

 

 

The power of love: Etienne Cardiles’ moving eulogy for his husband Xavier Jugelé

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Last Thursday, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, a single shooter killed a 37-year-old police officer named Xavier Jugelé in the name of IS. For days, the news cycle – President Trump –  focused on how that terror attack would impact the French election.

But the biggest impact was on one man, Etienne Cardiles, Jugelé’s life partner. The husband of the French policeman who was shot dead last week has opened up about his ‘extreme and profound pain’.

Tributes have been flooding in for Xavier Jugelé, 37, who was murdered on Thursday while on duty on Champs Elysees avenue, in an attack which has since been claimed by so-called Islamic State. The murderer, the 39-year-old Karim Cheurfi, was killed at the scene. He had served more than 12 years in prison for shooting at police officers and was being investigated by intelligence service at the time.

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Jugele’s husband, Etienne Cardiles paid tribute to his “life of joy and laughter”. He spoke about his murdered husband today at a remembrance ceremony led by President Francois Hollande at Paris police headquarters. In front of hundreds of mourners like Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and former president Nicolas Sarkozy and presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, Cardiles described his husband as a lover of music and theatre, and “a man full of culture and joy”.

Xavier Jugelé, who joined the Paris police force in 2010, was part of the response team called to the Bataclan theatre following the deadly Paris terror shooting in November 2015.

Xavier’s husband Etienne Cardiles delivered an emotional and powerful eulogy at a memorial service. In an emotional, moving speech, Cardiles told the crowd: “I’m suffering without hate. He repeated the quote coined by Antoine Leiris, who lost his wife during that terror attack and said: “You will not have my hatred”.

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On the morning of the attack, Xavier and Etienne were making plans to take a holiday together. “I returned home that evening without you, with an extreme and profound pain, that maybe, one day, will weaken”, Etienne said.

When I first got messages saying something had happened on the Champs Elysees, and that a policeman had died, a small voice told me it was you, and brought back to me that generous and healing phrase: ‘You will not have my hatred’.

Etienne told his husband that he does not feel hatred for those who killed him “because it is not like you. Because it does not correspond to anything that made your heart beat, nor why you entered the police force”.

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Because public service, helping others and protecting everyone was part of your education and your convictions – “And tolerance, dialogue and patience were your strongest weapons.

Cardiles spoke lovingly, intimately and directly to Jugele, recalling how “going to the cinema to watch five films on a sunny August day would not make you blink”.

Your favourite stars were Celine Dion, Zazie, Madonna, Britney Spears and so many others who made our windows rattle.

Theatre transported you to another world, where you lived fully.

You would shy away from no cultural activity

You would see the very worst films the day they came out, right to the end, no matter how bad they were.

Etienne finished his speech by paying tribute to what was most important to Xavier:

A life of joy and laughter, in which love and tolerance were your uncontested masters.

You lived like a star, and leave like a star.

Xavier Jugelé has been promoted to police captain and awarded Chevalier of the Legion of Honor posthumously.

Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue NYC Uptown

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Elegant and refined, this luxury proves once and for all that glamour is more than a state of mind… It’s all in the details. It is the new 5th avenue Uptown NYC.

Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue NYC Uptown is a new glamour and luxurious perfume perfectly embodying the lifestyle of New York. Always be glamorous. Intricate. Cultured. Special. Inspired by New York City’s uptown woman, this intricate fragrance embodies her supremely glamorous lifestyle.

Top: Petitgrain, Pink pepper and Proseco
Heart: Cherry blossem, Cyclamen, Ivy, Magnolia
Base: Musk, Sandalwood, Tonka bean and Vanilla

Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue NYC Uptown is a flowery/woody fragrance composed of sparkling notes of white wine Prosecco, Sicilian petitgrain and spicy pink pepper notes along with Japanese cherry blossom, magnolia, cyclamen and green ivy. The base calms on a woody layer of tonka bean, sweet vanilla, sandalwood, and musk notes.

Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue NYC Uptown is available in 75ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Iris

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Ermenegildo Zegna presents a new masculine edition Acqua di Iris – following Acqua di Bergamotto from 2015. Ermenegildo Zegna is an Italian famous house that always surprises its wearers with high-class clothing and perfumes. They try to create reasonable, memorable and classic/modern fragrance for true connoisseurs.

Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Iris is a new expression and a new interpretation of the classic flower with a touch of sparkling and fresh Zegna bergamot note. Also, it blends dewy violet leaves, labdanum absolute, iris, wood and light softened musk notes.

Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Iris is available in 100ml Eau de Toilette.