Michael Kors Wonderlust Sublime

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Gigi Hadid landed the Wonderlust fragrance campaign, and it’s clear they made the right choice! Shot by Inez and Vindooh, Gigi is seen dancing on the beach in various outfits, doing backbends in heels, and floating in crystal clear water while wearing a georgous dress.

The Wonderlust Eau de Parfum contains top notes of almond milk accord, Italian bergamot, Sicilian mandarin, and pink pepper. In addition, American fashion designer Michael Kors is gearing up to introduce the new fragrance Wonderlust Sublime in August. added to the line as the new version of the original Wonderlust from 2016.

Wonderlust Sublime, as announced, gives a luminous, sunny warmth to the bold heart of the scent of the original, and brings the magic of the ‘golden hour’.

Top notes: Orange blossom
Heart: Dianthus, Tiare
Base: Amber

The composition is oriental, floral, ambery, and warm, like sun-drenched bronzed skin. The new scent will contain top notes of orange flower, Sicilian mandarin, and the tiare flower from Tahiti, pink pepper, cardamom, and cinnamon, and will be contained in a flacon inspired by the glow of the sun right before sunset.

Michael Kors Wonderlust Sublime will be available as a 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Michael Kors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gigi Hadid and Valérie Messika My Soul

 

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The new Messika X Gigi Hadid My Soul Collection has pieces that make the perfect gift. While 2017 saw the launch of the first collaboration between Gigi Hadid and Valérie Messika, this year will solidify the union between the premier supermodel of today and the renowned Parisian jewelry designer.

 

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Inspired and inspiring, Gigi Hadid has designed a second, 100% unique, bohemian-chic collection: My Soul. These beautiful pieces can be worn in layers, and are a perfect representation of the current trend towards ‘stacking’ in jewelry.

Come into the beautiful world of Messika.

 

 

 

 

The Colombian Face Of Versace Eros Flame: Salomon Diaz

Yesteday we showed you Versace’s new fragrance, Eros Flame. It has a very important message about the dignity of love and the power of diversity. For the first time, the Italian fashion house uses a man as inspiration who is strong, but who is very in contact with his feelings, transporting us to a mythological world where heroes transform their flaws into fortresses. But who is that guy next to Gigi Hadid?

The campaign starred Salomón Díaz, a young man who grew up in a popular neighborhood in Cali, Colombia and who in his youth expressed his art through ballet. He is now the face of many of the world’s most popular brands, but one of his first experiences was with Versace. In an exclusive interview, he tells us about his relationship with the brand and what this fragrance means to him.

How was your first rapprochement with Versace, and with the fragrance Eros Flame?

I remember it very well. I was released for the Versace parade on January 13, 2018. I was very nervous and excited to introduce myself to the call. When I arrived, a man with a beard saw me and got excited about my look. He was the casting director of the world’s largest brands. I posed for a picture he took of me, and he uploaded it to his story. I did my casting, and I met Ms. Donatella Versace who was doing fittings with her team. That’s what it was like an achievement for me: seeing one of the greatest designers in history at work. That night, I was confirmed for the show. I did the rehearsal the next day, and the parade was amazing. It was my first show as a model that season.

The feeling of working for Versace is incredible. It opened up a lot of opportunities for me. A few months later I did my first campaign with Versace Fragrances, for Eros Flame. It was the best gift I could get, the opportunity to work with Steven Meisel and his team. He was one of the most curious figures in the fashion industry. Gigi Hadid was also on set, and I was very proud to be able to work with her. Everyone had a lot of passion and love in their work, it was very special.

How does this fragrance represent you?

The best thing about fragrance is the representation of God and that the most important thing in the world is love. He represents me, because I think I have that passion and love for what I do.

How do you feel about using it?

I love it. He’s very young and cool. It is sweet, but has spicy tones in the end that makes it very rich and unforgettable. I loved the overall experience.

What was it like working with Mr. Meisel and Gigi Hadid?

I don’t know how to describe such an impressive experience. It’s been the best experience of my life, and a privilege.

Versace Eros Flame is available in 30, 50, 100 and 200ml Eau de Parfum and matching body products, like 250ml Shower gel, 100ml After Shave, 100ml After Shave Balm, 75ml Deodorant Stick and a 100ml Deodorant Spray.

Versace Eros Flame is available at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Versace.

Fiery red, intense and masculine, Versace Eros Flame

Italian fashion house Versace is one of the leading fashion and design houses in the world today and famous for its haute-couture clothing, precious jewelry and eponymous perfumes. This year, Versace launches a new perfume for men Versace Eros Flame – the new flanker to Versace Eros perfume launched in 2012. As the artistic director of the Versace fashion empire since 1997, after the death of her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace is one who recognises true love and passion, two elements she embody in her work with the fashion house

The spark of true love is the dream that each of us pursues. True love captures the soul, body and mind and never lets you go. It takes your breath away because without your beloved, you no longer feel complete. True love consumes everything in an eternal flame of passion.

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The new men’s fragrance Eros Flame is created for the strong, passionate, self-confident man who is in check with his emotions. The fragrance carries a message for the new generations about the dignity of love and the power of diversity which resonates with a younger audience today.

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Created by Olivier Pescheux, the new edition is all about a nice combination of fresh accords with intense citrusy/spicy and woody hints notes, described as very glamour, flamboyant and sweet. Versace Eros Flame perfume is a strong and intense perfume for self-confident and elegant men. 

Top notes: Lemon, Mandarin, Black pepper, Rosemary
Heart notes: Geranium, Pepper
Base notes: Cedar, Haitian vertiver, Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Tonka bean, Patchouili

A medley of contrasting notes form the olfactory experience. The top notes comprise of fresh scents such as lemon, tangerine and bitter orange warmed with spicy Madagascar black pepper and aromatic wild rosemary nicely calming on a woody layer. A blend of pepperwood, geranium and rose facets meet deeper base notes such as texas cedar, patchouli Coeur, Haitian vetiver, mountain oak moss accord and sandalwood to create an overall sensuous fragrance that envelopes its surrounding. 

As the name of the perfume inspires, Versace Eros Flame is really a passionate, romantic and fire perfume for men who seek constant attention and lots of compliments. Even though, men are very strong and powerful, still deep in their hearts they are very sensible and weak looking for women’s affection

Fiery red, intense and masculine, the Versace Eros Flame fragrance strikes one right through the heart with its olfactory notes of strong contrasts between the noblest and most elegant ingredients that enrich and enhance one another.

The fragrance is housed in a fiery red glass flacon symbolising the intensity and masculinity often associated with passion and affection, while Versace’s iconic Medusa is fused in gold on the cap and at the center of the flacon. The words Versace Eros Flame is emblazoned in gold on the flacon which is encased in a luxurious box packaging that bears similar distinctive elements of the flacon.

The campaign of Eros Flame was the work of photographer Steven Meisel and his team. The faces of the campaign are Solomon Diaz, together with Gigi Hadid. Versace Eros Flame is available in 30, 50, 100 and 200ml Eau de Parfum and matching body products, like 250ml Shower gel, 100ml After Shave, 100ml After Shave Balm, 75ml Deodorant Stick and a 100ml Deodorant Spray.

Versace Eros Flame is available at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Versace.

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The photographers: Patrick Demarchelier

Born near Paris in 1943 to a modest family, he spent his childhood in Le Havre with his mother and four brothers. For his seventeenth birthday, his stepfather bought him his first Eastman Kodak camera. Patrick Demarchelier learned how to develop film, retouch negatives and began shooting friends and weddings.

In 1975, he left Paris for New York to follow his girlfriend. He discovered fashion photograpy by working as a freelance photographer and learning and working with photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terry King, and Jacgue Guilbert.

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Patrick Demarchelier has lived in New York City since 1975. He is married to Mia and they have twins. Since the late 1970’s he has shot the covers for nearly every major fashion magazine including American, British and Paris Vogue. He has also shot covers for Rolling Stone, Life, Newsweek, Elle, Glamour and Mademoiselle. He has photographed many advertising campaigns, including Farrah Fawcett shampoo in 1978, the Brooke Shields doll in 1982, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Cutty Sark, and a Calvin Klein ad with Talisa Soto and did iconic ad campaigns for Giorgio Armani, Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, Gap, Gian Franco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Elizabeth Arden, Lancôme,  L’Oréal, Yves Saint Laurent, Revlon, TAG Heuer and Louis Vuitton. He was also the primary photographer for the book On Your Own, a beauty/lifestyle guide written for young women by Brooke Shields Since 1992 he has worked with Harper’s Bazaar, becoming its premier photographer.

Patrick Demarchelier was the first non-British photographer to click the British Royal Family.  In 1989 Patrick Demarchelier became, by request, Her Royal Highness Princess Diana’s official photographer. This relationship lasted until her untimely death in 1997. Patrick Demarchelier shot four beautiful covers of Diana for the British Vogue published in 1991, 1994 and 1997.

 

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In 2005, he was awarded the contract for the Pirelli calendar. Demarchelier is referenced in the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada, when the ‘dragon lady’, Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), asks Andy (Anne Hathaway), on her very first day on the job, “Did Demarchelier confirm?”, leaving her utterly confused. The first assistant Emily calmly jumps into action and calls his office, replying, “I have Patrick!” He also appears in the documentary The September Issue which is about Anne Wintour and American Vogue.

He continues to be a force in fashion photography and has interestingly been referenced in The Devil Wears PradaSex and the City, and America’s Next Top Model.

In 2007, Christine Albanel, French Minister of Culture, honored Patrick Demarchelier as an Officer in L’ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Literature).

Demarchelier appeared in a cameo in the film version of Sex and the City; he can be seen taking pictures during Carrie Bradshaw’s fashion shoot for Vogue magazine. He was featured prominently in the sixth episode of Cycle 15 of America’s Next Top Model. He was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by the Guardian in March 2013.

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Versace New Fragrance Dylan Blue with Bruce Weber Lensed Campaign

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Italian fashion house Versace reunites with photographer Bruce Weber for the premier campaign of its new men’s fragrance, Dylan Blue. The advertisement takes on a timeless and rebellious cool with protagonist, Trevor Signorino. Sporting a leather biker jacket, black skinny jeans and a tank, the model is front and center in a black & white image. Gigi Hadid also joins Trevor for the campaign.

Instinct and passion, love and desire, coupled with hope and complicity, are the words which best define this powerful new fragrance for men from Versace. A fougere, woody, aromatic fragrance.

  • Top Notes: bergamot, grapefruit, aquatic notes, fig leaves
  • Middle Notes: violet leaves, black pepper, papyrus wood, patchouli bio
  • Base Notes: mineral musk, tonka bean, saffron

 

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As a fragrance, Dylan Blue boasts a woody aroma with hints of citrus, bergamot, grapefruit and fig leaf. Easily described as Mediterranean with aquatic notes, the new scent also features violet leaves, black pepper, saffron, and papyrus.

Dylan Blue is the essence of the Versace man today. It’s a fragrance full of character and individuality, an expression of a man’s strength and also his charisma. I love how it takes traditional notes and scents and makes them totally modern, totally fresh for today, and tomorrow.

Donatella Versace

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Talking about the art direction of the advertisement, Weber shares, “I’ve been watching lots of movies lately where the actors are mixed martial arts fighters. It seems like they are always proving themselves, so that the women characters will fall in love with them. I thought it would be interesting to do some photographs and make a film that dealt with this kind of relationship”.

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Discussing the emotional aspect, Weber continues, “Many women I know really respect the sensitivity and vulnerability of men. I wanted to show that men can have these qualities while remaining very strong and disciplined, like great athletes, and still fall in love with the girl of their dreams. For me, Versace has always represented this kind of driving passion. That’s why I’ve always loved working with them, they give photographers and filmmakers like me the freedom to imagine a big life”.

Kendall, Gigi and Jourdan for Balmain x H&M

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Balmain x H&M‘s campaign, featuring Hao Yun Xiang, Dudley O’Shaughnessy, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn captured by fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti (Click photo’s to enlarge).

They are the perfect choice to star in the Balmain x H&M campaign.

Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing.

Photographed by Mario Sorrenti, Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn, Hao Yun Xiang, Dudley O’Shaughnessy and Gigi Hadid, all look like a billion dollars in the Balmain x H&M campaign. These 21st century supermodels are some of the most sought-after names in the industry right now, and Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing is obviously thrilled about the casting:

“When you love the Balmain world, you love the models that are part of it too. Kendall, Gigi, Dudley, Jourdan and Hao Yun Xiang are my friends, and they are the perfect choice to star in the Balmain x H&M campaign.”

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Balmain x H&M (Click photo’s to enlarge).

Male models Hao Yun Xiang and Dudley O’Shaughnessy also star in the print campaign, which is set in a futuristic urban subway system where each model leads their own crew, reflecting the different themes of the Balmain x H&M collection, designed by Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing. Together the images represent the diversity, energy and attitude of Balmain x H&M, and the heart of the campaign – #HMBalmaination.

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Balmain x H&M (Click photo’s to enlarge).

The Balmain x H&M collection includes womenswear, menswear and accessories, and will be available at selected H&M stores worldwide from 5 November, as well as on hm.com. I have some favorites already….

by.Jean Amr