Cato Van Ee stars in Wolford’s spring-summer 2017 campaign
Luxury lingerie and hosiery brand Wolford launches its spring-summer 2017 campaign. Starring model Cato Van Ee, the studio shots feature sleek styles from the latest season. Photographer Cuneyt Akeroglu captures the blonde beauty in a mix of form-fitting shapewear, lace hosiery and bra and panty sets. For beauty, hairstylist Panos Papandrianos works on Cato’s stick straight tresses with Akgun Manisali on makeup.
WOLFORD SPRING/SUMMER 2017 CAMPAIGN
Cato Van Ee wears macrame dress in Wolford’s spring 2017 campaign
Looking pretty in pink, Cato Van Ee stars in Wolford’s spring 2017 advertising campaign
Wolford features sleek undergarments in spring 2017 campaign
Lingerie brand Wolford launches spring 2017 advertising campaign
Clad in lace, Cato Van Ee stars in Wolford’s spring-summer 2017 campaign
Cato Van Ee wears little black dress in Wolford’s spring 2017 campaign
Wolford features form-fitting silhouettes in spring 2017 campaign
Cato Van Ee wears black shapewear in Wolford’s spring 2017 campaign
Wolford features its famous hosiery in spring 2017 campaign
In order tp keep up with the demands of bag lovers, Dior is producing beautiful Diorama bags each year. This time around, the Diorama Satchel Bag with CD Clasp is dubbed to be the hottest bag to watch out for this 2017.
At first, the Diorama Satchel Bag was in the previous season, but it was crafted with the iconic crest-shape clasp. This time around, Dior decided to make a little change and introduced a new clasp on the Diorama Satchel Bag – and you might already have guessed it, it’s the classic CD clasp.
With a different take on the Diorama bag, this latest Dior creation is recreated in a stylish and modern satchel-style. To maximize its space, the Diorama Satchel Bag features double gusset. The adjustable strap also makes it multi-purpose either as a handbag, cross-body or as a shoulder bag.
If you look closer, this glossy black crinkled lambskin bag adds a touch of chic to your ordinary casual look and the round “CD” clasp is well festooned with baguette-cut crystals.
The new Diorma Satchel Bag with CD Clasp measures 27.5 x 20 x 9 cm, priced at €3000 euro, £2700 GBP, ₩4700000 WON via Dior boutiques.
Louis Vuitton lovers will soon get hold of the much anticipated Petite Malle iPhone case from the Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. The case will be released this coming March and available for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+. It comes in Monogram Canvas, Monogram Reverse, Monogram Eclipse, Damier Ebene and Crocodile leather. These will be only be made in limited pieces, so best to call Louis Vuitton boutique for pre-order now.
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Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Petite Malle iPhone Case 7
Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Petite Malle iPhone Case 7+
Louis Vuitton Monogram Eclipse Petite Malle iPhone Case 7
Louis Vuitton Monogram Eclipse Petite Malle iPhone Case 7+
Louis Vuitton Gold Crocodile Petite Malle iPhone Case 7
Louis Vuitton Gold Crocodile Petite Malle iPhone Case 7+
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Jennifer Connelly stars in Louis Vuitton’s spring-summer 2017 campaign
Louis Vuitton’s spring-summer 2017 campaign celebrates the spirit of Paris. The advertisements, shot by Bruce Weber, were captured on and around Île Saint-Louis, one of two islands on the river Seine. Brand ambassadors Michelle Williams, Jennifer Connelly and Sasha Lane appear in the campaign, according to WWD. The images also feature models Natalie Westling, Rianne van Rompaey and Mica Arganaraz. Juxtaposed with studio images are still life shots of new season bags as well as sheer gowns with bra details.
“Paris is the soul of this collection, with its Right Bank/Left Bank duality, Paris nourished by all artistic influences. It is to this cultivated, intellectual, original and free-spirited Parisienne that I wanted to pay tribute,” Louis Vuitton artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière says about the campaign.
LOUIS VUITTON SPRING/SUMMER 2017 CAMPAIGN
Michelle Williams stars in Louis Vuitton’s spring-summer 2017 campaign
An image from Louis Vuitton’s spring 2017 advertising campaign
Bruce Weber photographs Louis Vuitton’s spring 2017 campaign
Louis Vuitton features sheer dresses in its spring 2017 campaign
Sasha Lane stars in Louis Vuitton’s spring-summer 2017 campaign
Michelle Williams Is Paris Reimagined in Louis Vuitton's Spring 2017 Campaign
When it comes to designers and their muses, there are few bonds more powerful than the ones between Nicolas Ghesquière and actresses Michelle Williams and Jennifer Connelly. The stars are often clad in his designs on the red carpet and he has returned the favor by placing them in various Louis Vuitton ad campaigns since he took the helm of the French house in 2013.
As for the brand's new spring 2017 ad campaign: Not only are the LV mainstays back but Ghesquière has also included up-and-comers in the mix by way of millennial fashionistas and actresses Adèle Exarchopoulos and Sasha Lane, who star in the Bruce Weber-shot photos (alongside Williams and Connelly). This isn't the biggest surprise either, as the 20-something-year-old duo frequently don the house's pieces at movie premieres, photocalls, and high-fashion events. Blue Is the Warmest Color star Exarchopoulos (below) has also previously worked with the house.
Titled "Series 6," the ad campaign's pared-down backdrop sets the stage for the four beauties and the brand's showstopping looks to play center stage. Sheer embellished gowns, strapless stunners, red carpet-ready clutches, and edgy leather boots are all on the agenda.
In a press statement, Ghesquiere shared his inspiration for the assortment. "Paris is the soul of this collection, with its Right Bank / Left Bank duality, Paris is nourished by all artistic influences. It is to this cultivated, intellectual, original and free-spirited Parisienne that I wanted to pay tribute," he said.
The house described the stars as "the modern inspirations for a reimagined Paris" and noted that "Bruce Weber’s visual chapter is set on the Ile Saint Louis. Like a flâneur strolling through the streets of Paris, he is beguiled by the romantic poetry of the River Seine and portrays his subjects through powerful silhouettes."
Lane (below) is truly taking the fashion world by storm, after her thrilling performance in 2016's American Honey. She sat front row at Louis Vuitton's show in October, thus we fully expect to see her working with the brand all throughout 2017.
And perhaps all of these ladies will be clad in the house for awards season? Only time will tell.
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Categories：Jewelry & Watches
Back at Baselworld in March, Chanel created a stir by launching its Monsieur de Chanel timepiece – a sophisticated watch that targeted a male consumer. With a wealth of experience in women’s watches, it was an unusual step but six months on, Hodinkee has put the Monsieur through its paces and found its appeal to be lasting.
In a detailed analysis, Hodinkee praises its sleek 40mm x 10mm dimensions and an aesthetic that features what it describes as “a compelling balance and sense of geometric rigor that’s classical and contemporary.” Featuring a jumping hour display and a three-day power reserve, the Monsieur’s Caliber 1 movement – constructed in house – is also worth shouting about. The article then makes the point that gender means little when it comes to watchmaking – quality is far more important.
Monsieur de Chanel is a limited edition of 300 pieces, 150 in both white gold and beige gold, at $36,000 and $34,500 respectively. More information can be found at Chanel.com.
This is an unexpected but very impressive announcement from a truly iconic brand in the fashion world – Chanel – and they unveiled a brand new, men's dedicated wristwatch called the Monsieur. Oh, and it's damn impressive. It's a jumping hour, retrograde with three-day power reserve, a great profile and stunning view from the back. Let's get into the Monsieur de Chanel now.
The Monsieur de Chanel is the mark's first men's complication, and it's made entirely in-house.
The Monsieur de Chanel is Chanel's first dedicated men's watch and certainly first with complication, and what makes that even more important is that it was designed and built completely in-house. And what makes that even more special is that the watch looks fantastic on both the front and the back, and wears like a dream. So what is it? Obviously this is a jumping hour watch, with a pronounced hour display at 6 o'clock. The font used here was indeed designed for this watch – just as the font seen on the Slim d'Hermes was designed for that watch (sidebar: is designing a new font for every new watch now a thing? bc if so, things just got intense).
The Monsieur de Chanel on the wrist.
Directly above the hour at 6 o'clock, you have a lovely running seconds, and above that, you have a retrograde minute display. What is interesting about this retrograde compared to almost all others is that it A) jumps more than 180°, and B) can actually be set going backwards. Both of these are small things, but still show the technical approach that was taken to this watch. Now about that – the Monsieur de Chanel was designed and manufactured completely in-house. Think about that. This jumping hour was made by your wife/girlfriend/sister/SO's favorite, favorite fashion house. It took them five years, and they've gone ahead and brought in some of the best and brightest to make this happen, but it shows how committed they are to fine watchmaking. Oh, and when you turn it over? This.
Can you believe this comes from Chanel?
Look at that thing. And lest we forget, this bad boy says "Chanel" on the other side. The entirity of Caliber 1, as it's being called, is black anthracite, and the look is downright mean. We have a beautiful central, circular bridge and star-shaped balance wheel. What is interesting to note, and something I had never heard until today, is that Chanel became an investor in high-end independent watchmaker and protegé of no one short of Philippe Dufour, Mr. Romain Gauthier in 2011, and some of the wheels you see here were in fact produced by him, though to Chanel's specifications. The rear of this watch is simply stunning, and frankly looks and feels well above its weight class. Here is the official pic:
What else do you need to know about the Monsieur de Chanel? It has a three-day power reserve from one barrel. It wears wonderfully at 40 mm wide by 10 mm thick, and it will be a limited edition of 300 pieces, 150 in both white gold and beige gold, at $36,000 and $34,500 respectively. The watch should be available as of this June, and you can sign up to receive more information here.
For a bit more on the background of Chanel timepieces and in particular this very impressive new high-end men's piece, read this story in yesterday's New York Times.
The watch with Instant Jumping Hour and Retrograde Minute is equipped with the manual-winding mechanical movement Calibre 1, Chanel´s first in-house high-watchmaking movement.
The Calibre 1 which offers a double complication, took five years to develop. The manual-winding mechanical movement made up of 170 components is a movement with integrated complications, meaning that the complications are integrated into the bottom plate and are not simply modules attached to a base. Chanel told me: “It all started with a desire, a vision, and a drawing. This watch did not exist before, it was dreamt up. Its movement did not exist before. It was designed to bring it alive. Its watchcase did not exist before either. It was created to house it.”
Chanel Monsieur de Chanel
This is a slow-motion video, so please be patient … The jump of the hour hand and disc will occur after 30 seconds
The Instant Jumping Hour, required the full mastery of micro-shocks and the energy consumption caused by the passage of the aluminium hour disc. With two barrels mounted in series, the power reserve of the watch is 3 days.
The second watchmaking prowess, the retrograde minute with a 240°-display on the dial (by the way, that´s quite rare), combined both rigorous aesthetics and technical performance. The retrograde minute’s bidirectional corrector allows easy adjustment of the watch and illustrates one of the key elements of the Chanel fine watchmaking vision.
Calibre 1 multiplies the references to the strong codes of the House Chanel. Matt and glossy black predominate in its black architectural movement in ADLC (Amorphous Diamond Like Carbon). The trim emphasizes all the curves of its bottom plate and bridges. A number of custom-made parts serve as a reminder of the octagonal shape of Place Vendome in Paris, where Chanel´s flagship boutique is located.
Chanel chose the lion, its most masculine emblem and a symbol of strength and power, as the signature of the watch which is found on its buckle and crown.
In 2016, 300 numbered movements will be produced of which 150 are for the Monsieur de Chanel watch in “beige gold” (a Chanel gold alloy) and 150 for the white gold model.
Heure sautante instantanée minute rétrograde
First in-house manual-winding mechanical movement with two integrated complications: instant jumping hour and minute retrograde on 240°
170 components; 30 rubies; Frequency: 28.800 A/h (4Hz); 2 fixed barrels in series, spring torque 700 g.mm; Anti-shock system to protect balance
Movement diameter: 32 mm or 14’’’3/4
Movement thickness: 5.5 mm
The watches are numbered editions …
40 mm diameter – 10.4 mm thickness
18 carat “beige gold” case and crown
Ivory opaline dial with retrograde minute counter, jumping hour window and small seconds counter
18 carat “beige gold” plated hands
22 mm black alligator strap
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds
3-day power reserve
Water resistance: 30 meters
Gold weight: 48.80 g
Chanel Monsieur de Chanel Watch
When Chanel dreams, they dream big. And in the case of their new watch for men, they went all nine yards and then some for the Monsieur de Chanel.
The design didn’t exist, it wasn’t inspired by something they already had in the archives, so it was dreamt. The movement didn’t exist, it wasn’t something already available in the market, so it was designed. The watchcase didn’t exist, the housing had to be something new, so it was created. A watch made for men that’s not only new, it stretched their dedicated watch manufacture G&F Châtelain SA to its fullest, where it was designed, developed, assembled and checked in-house by Chanel.
Featuring 2 patents exclusive to the watch, it features (amongst other highlights) retrograde minute with a 240° display and bi-directional adjustment. Even the typography on the dial was created specially for the watch, housed in a lightly domed sapphire crystal case that subtly plays with the effects of light. Of the 300 pieces made, 150 will come in beige gold (a hue that’s still unique to Chanel and was used most recently in their #CocoCrush jewellery collection), while the remaining 150 are in white gold.
Most importantly, it’s a breathtakingly beautiful watch, one that’s not only architectural and masculine that will sit handsomely on any wrist, but also one that expresses Chanel’s dedication to fine watchmaking to the highest degree. All you need to do is to head down to the Chanel Fine Jewellery Boutique at Ngee Ann City to try it on for yourself.
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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
We knew that Victoria's Secret Angels wore wings, but Chinese dragons?
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which was pre-recorded in Paris and aired Monday night, featured beautiful women in lacy lingerie, as expected. But it also featured some looks that made us do double-takes. Here are five outfits from the show that made us think, "Wait, what?"
Josephine Skriver had plenty of accessories during the show.
We know that these are wings, because Josephine Skriver confirmed as much on Instagram. But they look an awful lot like Lorax trees to us.
Flávia Lucini shows of her runway look.
Flávia Lucini said wearing what looks like a sexy dirndl was "one of the happiest days" of her life. That's saying something.
Only Adriana Lima can pull this off.
If anyone can pull off an outfit that resembles a giant dreamcatcher, it's Adriana Lima, but... still...
Lais Ribeiro had plenty of colorful runway looks.
We're not sure how Lais Ribeiro looks so fierce in this giant tapestry, but she's managing it.
Elsa Hosk walks the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Elsa Hosk wears metallic bra set from Victoria’s Secret
Fresh from spreading her wings on the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show catwalk, take a look at Angel Elsa Hosk pose for the lingerie brand’s recent catalog. The Swedish babe gets into the holiday spirit wearing metallic lingerie, cozy pajamas and posing under the Christmas tree. Elsa is joined by fellow Angels Taylor Hill and Lily Aldridge in the sizzling shots. With her hair in tousled waves and wearing smokey eyed makeup, the 28-year-old stuns in each shot.
ELSA HOSK – VICTORIA’S SECRET HOLIDAY 2016
Model Elsa Hosk wears smokey eyeshadow look for Victoria’s Secret
Taylor Hill and Elsa Hosk pose for Victoria’s Secret
Wearing her wings, Victoria’s Secret Angel Elsa Hosk smolders in this sexy shot
Taylor Hill and Elsa Hosk enjoy a sexy holiday in Victoria’s Secret lingerie
Pajama buddies–Lily Aldridge and Elsa Hosk for Victoria’s Secret
Elsa Hosk and Lily Aldridge are ready for pajama time in Victoria’s Secret
Victoria’s Secret celebrates Christmas with Angels Taylor Hill and Elsa Hosk
Opening their gifts, Victoria’s Secret Angels Elsa Hosk and Taylor Hill pose with pink boxes
Elsa Hosk poses with Victoria’s Secret bombshell fragrance
Angel Elsa Hosk lounges in purple Victoria’s Secret lingerie