PTO-When fashion takes us by surprise
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Louis in Cannes: One of the most well-known film festivals all over the world is the one held in Cannes and this year its’ million friends will also have the chance to attend the opening of a brand new flagship store of Louis Vuitton. The store that will be set up exclusively for the festival will focus on what the town is famous for: incredible films and elegant eveningwear. “Our new Cannes pop-up store, embedded in the Festival and Côte d’Azur ambience, brings an alternative and exceptional offer to our clients visiting Cannes during the Festival as well as during the summer,” Yves Carcelle – president, chairman and ceo of Louis Vuitton – said.
Great expectations: Gisele Bundchen was awarded at the Global Environment Forum organized by Harvard University as a role-model citizen concerned on the protection of the environment and she picked up her award wearing a total black capped-sleeved dress designed by Victoria Beckham! The Posh Spice couldn’t hide her great delight and thus she twitted: “Hello fashion bunnies!!! How beautiful does Gisele look in!!!!A dream come true for me!!!’ x vb.” What an honor!
Fashion in auction: 70 celebrities designed several pieces of art that will go on bid as to give a considerable amount of money-and even more considerable help-to Great Ormond Street Hospital. The effort is based on the idea of Michael Van Clarke, whose daughter was given a lifesaving operation at the hospital when she was two years old, and now aged 15, she too has drawn a hare to help raise funds for two new operating theatres; that’s where the label of the whole process “HareStyling” comes from. Some of the participants include Stella McCartney,-whose piece of art you can see above-Twiggy, Helena Bonham Carter and Princess Beatrice and Eugenie etc.
Chanel’s fairytale: Taking some of the glamour and the fantasy of Cannes, Karl Lagerfeld is about to launch a 30min film under the name “The Tale of a Fairy” that will be screened in conjunction with Chanel’s Cruise collection at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes. Having as stars Starring Anna Mougalis, Freja Beha Erichsen, Kristen McMenamy, Lady Amanda Harlech and Baptiste Giabiconi, it’s no wonder that “some people may be shocked by the production” as the designer admitted. The premiere will be at the eve of this year’s festival.
Blood on your bag: The HBO series “True Blood” has previously inspired the world of fashion with the creation of Halloween costumes. This time Los Angeles company Hammitt teamed up with HBO to create a five-item collection that will be directly linked to specific characters of the series. The options include a suede Sookie-inspired satchel, faux-fur Alcide handbag, riveted-leather Fangtasia bag (above), metallic black leather Layfayette bag, and studded Eric bag. The pieces are available for pre-order now at store.HBO.com for $395 to $675.
Vidal Sassoon-The Movie: A fast paced documentary created by Bumble and Bumble founder Michael Gordon and director Craig Teper, as they aim to captivate Sassoon’s life in a book is going to be on the big screen on May 20. It is all about the story of Sassoon and on how he revolutionised the world of hair with his new style and ‘wash and wear’ philosophy back in the 1960’s that ended up so incredibly popular promoted mainly with the looks of Mary Quant and Grace Coddington. Sassoon said, ‘I made up mind, if I was going to be in hairdressing, I wanted to change things,’ and change things he did; without him we never would have had such inspirational hairstyles as Kate Moss’ ’90s crop or Posh’s ‘Pob’. A must-see by all fashion and beauty lovers!
Cameron is getting prepared: A film about what to expect during and before the period of pregnancy based on the book “What to expect when you are expecting” is in talks to go on the big screen and Cameron Diaz is rumored to have the role of a Jillian Michaels-style exercise guru. We are not informed whether the star falls pregnant in the film so we can watch another aspect of our beloved star.