Jamie Chung delivered sexy at the Hangover 3 premiere in LA last night. Watch on for the full style scoop on her ensemble, plus get a peek at her other stylish castmates. On Allison: Elizabeth and James jacket, Topshop top, Blank NYC jeans.
Cate Blanchett has served as the recent muse for Giorgio Armani, frequently wearing his creations on the red carpet, but now her role is expanding into the designer's beauty brand, too. The actress has been confirmed as the face of Armani fragrances, according to WWD. The contract will include a print magazine campaign for the brand's new eau de parfum called Sí, slated to hit shelves by the end of the Summer. Cate will serve as the first celebrity to represent the Giorgio Armani fragrances, which has relied on models in previous years. Who better than the woman who inspires Armani's fashion designs to also front his fragrance offerings?
In an attempt to revitalize and rework the current state of Milan Fashion Week, Italy's National Chamber of Fashion is calling a public mea culpa, WWD reports. With an uptick in designers opting to show in London and international press leaving Milan early to head to Paris, the need for change is pressing. "If Milan has declined, it's because of everyone's selfishness. We should all be less selfish and more open," said Prada CEO and Chamber Vice President Patrizio Bertelli.
Of course, as with most master plans, there's always a snag, and this one comes courtesy of Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana. The two labels are not currently part of the Chamber, which means there will be some amendments afoot if they don't join the association; namely, they will not be officially included on the Milan Fashion Week calendar going forward. While Dolce & Gabbana has not commented, Giorgio Armani has. The designer voiced his support for bringing Italian designers back to Milan Fashion Week and called the revamp "a good initiative." However, he said he doesn't have current plans to join the Chamber and plans to show his collection on a "strategic" day during MFW. But why not join if you share a common goal?
The wrong blush shade and texture can take you into lady-of-the-night territory. The right blush, however, can give you a lit-from-within flush, brightening your complexion in about 10 seconds flat. Such is the case with Giorgio Armani's Sheer Blush ($44). As the name implies, this blush imparts the subtlest amount of color to the skin. And because of its soft, lightweight texture, there's nary an obvious streak or too-shimmery finish to be found. In fact, likely nobody will know you're even wearing makeup. It's a high-end purchase, no doubt. But for its ability to give you a fresh-faced, natural-looking glow with minimal effort, it's hard to put a price on that.
The eyes have it in Giorgio Armani's newest video campaign, Frames of Life, which uses the house's eyeglasses and sunglasses to tell stories about a group of characters from different walks of life.
The first of four black-and-white videos in the series features Luc, a writer whose first book — titled Frames of Happiness — has just been published. His frameless glasses are ever present in the video, which follows him from his home to a local bookstore, where he's delighted to find his work on sale. That one-minute clip went live just this morning on Armani's microsite for the campaign, and three more will make their debuts in the coming weeks.
A look at Luc's video, below.
- Maison Martin Margiela is working with G-Shock to produce a limited-edition timepiece celebrating the watchmaker's 30th anniversary. [Style.com]
- Meanwhile, Hermès introduced its latest watch design, the Dressage Chrono, with a modern dance performance entitled "Time in Motion." [The New York Times]
- Taylor Tomasi Hill is into the revival of '90s grunge: "Dries Van Noten's combination of florals and plaids were a sophisticated take on [the trend]," she added. [The Zoe Report]
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In the space of two weeks, Patrick Robinson has signed on for another new job. The designer has been named creative director of Armani Exchange, the sporty younger arm of the brand he once worked for, Giorgio Armani.
Robinson was last in the news exactly one week ago today when he revealed plans to start a sportswear line called Paskho, which he's funding through Kickstarter. In his Kickstarter post, Robinson said he lost his passion while he designed for big brands like Anne Klein and Perry Ellis, and wanted to focus on something smaller. "Somewhere between Giorgio Armani and the Gap, I had stopped designing clothes and had instead become the guy who manages the people who design the clothes," he wrote. "I love to design clothing. Simple, beautiful, comfortable clothing that people can afford. It was this desire that led to my new endeavor: Paskho — ancient Greek for passion. Paskho is my passion."
We were treated to not just one, but three gorgeous looks from Anne Hathaway on Oscars night. Not only did Hathaway take home the win for best supporting actress, she also performed on stage and managed to hit up an afterparty, giving us three different takes on award-night dressing. For her first look, Hathaway hit the prestigious red carpet wearing a pale pink Prada gown — complete with a bow-detailed cutout back — paired with a radiant Tiffany & Co. diamond necklace. For her Les Misérables performance, Hathaway changed into a nude-hued embellished custom Giorgio Armani gown, and later into the night, she donned a custom light-blue silk Saint Laurent column gown for the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty. Now it's time to pick favorites — which gown gets your vote?
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