Monthly Archives: October 2012

Androdameia, The Subduer of Men: Phoenix Keating

October 31, 2012
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Androdameia, The Subduer of Men: Phoenix Keating

Androdameia, the Amazon warrior, the ‘Subduer of Men’. You can see the fit between Phoenix Keating‘s latest campaign and the title of the collection it showcases: Androdameia. Like the Amazonian woman of Greek Mythology, Keating’s woman is fearless, uncompromising, relentless and elevated not by just status but by a power that comes from within....

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Settling it like men: Rich gets in the ring for spring

October 31, 2012
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Settling it like men: Rich gets in the ring for spring

Rich is a Brazilian menswear brand whose philosophy gets to the heart of men’s style: a successful man, says the brand, is one who makes good choices, likes to be remembered for his good taste, has decision-making power and dresses with conviction. There’s an inherent contrast in the brand’s latest campaign: impeccable clothing and...

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Fowl Play

October 31, 2012
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Fowl Play

Natural Beauty October 31, 2012  4:16 pm As far as we can tell, the beauty industry is booming in Australia and New Zealand. Aside from the international expansion of Aesop, the Melbourne apothecary brand, a wealth of lines from Down Under are starting to trickle onto our shores. Between Sodashi’s Western Australian-sourced masks and mists,...

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R Patts for Dior; Carine’s Beauty Coup; and More…

October 31, 2012
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R Patts for Dior; Carine’s Beauty Coup; and More…

Industry News October 31, 2012  1:21 pm Finally, Robert Pattinson has signed a fragrance contract—and with Parfums Christian Dior, no less! It was really only a matter of time… Carine Roitfeld is launching a fragrance—and maybe a whole line of body products as well. The Harper’s Bazaar global fashion director reportedly took out a...

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PVH to buy Warnaco for Calvin Klein control

October 31, 2012
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PVH to buy Warnaco for Calvin Klein control

(Reuters) – PVH Corp has agreed to buy apparel firm Warnaco Group Inc for about $2.9 billion, in a deal to bring all Calvin Klein clothing under its control. Though PVH owns the Calvin Klein brand, underwear and jeans are controlled by Warnaco. Warnaco’s Calvin Klein businesses will be moved to PVH and run...

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Kate Moss opens up about modeling misery

October 31, 2012
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Kate Moss opens up about modeling misery

NEW YORK (Reuters) – If you hate having your picture taken, you’re in good company – British supermodel Kate Moss does as well. “I’m terrible at a snapshot. Terrible. I blink all the time. I’ve got facial Tourette’s,” she told Vanity Fair in the December issue, out on Wednesday. Moss, who has graced countless...

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Baby’s got the blues: Friend Of Mine

October 30, 2012
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Baby’s got the blues: Friend Of Mine

The image of old Las Vegas isn’t quite the same thing as the Vegas of the modern day. Old Vegas is Sinatra, retro neon signage, girls in cowboy boots having their cigarettes lit by handsome strangers, or blowing luck onto some gentleman’s dice. Forget the modern day Vegas strip with its poker machines and...

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Another cover for Bond Girl Berenice Marlohe

October 30, 2012
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Another cover for Bond Girl Berenice Marlohe

It’s a good month for Bérénice Marlohe, with several covers coinciding with the release of SKYFALL. This cover is for Elle Brazil’s November 2012 issue; you may recall that the Bond Girl also featured in Harper’s Bazaar En Espanol. The Elle Brazil cover was shot by Max Abadian.

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Disney to buy "Star Wars" producer for $4.05 bln

October 30, 2012
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Disney to buy "Star Wars" producer for $4.05 bln

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co has agreed to buy filmmaker George Lucas‘s Lucasfilm Ltd and the “Star Wars” franchise for $4.05 billion in cash and stock, a b lockbuster deal that includes the surprise promise of a new film in the series in 2015. Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger, in prepared remarks...

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Crocs to run fewer holiday season promotions

October 30, 2012
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Crocs to run fewer holiday season promotions

(Reuters) – Crocs Inc , known for its namesake clogs, said it will offer fewer discounts during the all-important U.S. holiday season this year as the shoemaker focuses on promoting a new line of products. “Last year we ran about 58 different type of promotions to different groups in our database … this year...

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