March 20, 2013 |
Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Selena Gomez weren't too fond of the bikinis they had to wear in "Spring Breakers. " They would happily burn them, they say. [People] Keira Knightley is to play Coco Chanel in a film that house Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld is shooting to show along with the Chanel cruise collection in Singapore in May. Stella Tennant, Tallulah Harlech and Caroline De Maigret are also reportedly in the film. [The Cut] William Rast, the clothing line founded by Justin Timberlake and buddy Trace Ayala in 2005, seems to be on the wane, and sources told the New York Post that Timberlake will abandon it by the end of the year.
February 13, 2013 |
It is like having a “booth babe” come out of the print advertisement. Overseas, Toyota has used a cross-dresser to sex up its advertising. Now the Japanese automaker, known for its conservative cars, is leveraging Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue published Tuesday and smartphone technology to juice up the advertising for its new Lexus IS here in the U.S. In a print ad it calls “Blend Out,” Toyota said it cast three swimsuit models to pose with the Lexus IS and “camouflaged the models within the scene - actually making them part of the set design.” Readers can use smartphones to scan a QR code on the ad so that “when they place their phones on the page, the models come to life, walking out from the background and revealing themselves in their swimsuits.” The QR code triggers a video of the sexy models cavorting next to the new IS. The viewer can slide the phone to the next model in the advertisement and see her dancing, too. It's pretty racy for a brand whose average buyer age is well into the 50s, especially considering that about half of IS sales are to women.
February 13, 2013 |
Sure, Kate Upton suffered through antarctic cold to deliver this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover - but she's not the only model in the mag who knows what it's like to freeze your bikini off. Palmdale native Alyssa Miller, who appears in the swimsuit issue this year in shots from Australia's Whitsunday Beach, learned that lesson in Iceland a while back, on what she said was the craziest shoot she's ever been asked to do. ...
February 12, 2013 |
It's just the season, I guess, but wine events keep coming fast and furious. Tickets are on sale for a biggie in Vegas. That would be the 7th annual Vegas Uncork'd sponsored by the magazine Bon Appétit . They've got some 28 events going on over the four-day event. Nine of them have just been announced today, including Master Series Dinners with Gordon Ramsay ($275) and Nobu Matsuhisa ($275) and a chance to sample dishes for soon-to-open PUB 1842 with Michael Mina ($115)
February 12, 2013 |
Kate Middleton and Prince William's recent baby-moon in Mustique wasn't as relaxing as they might have hoped. The Duchess of Cambridge, 31, whose baby is expected in July, was photographed bikini-clad on the private Caribbean island and showing her new and very slight baby bump . The images are expected to be published in an upcoming issue of the Italian magazine Chi, which also published topless photos of Middleton last September. A statement from St. James's Palace said that the royal family is "disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas.
December 31, 2012 |
Jessica Simpson was pretty much keeping her body under wraps before her baby-on-board announcement came on Christmas Day, but now it looks as if all bets are off. She posted a picture Sunday showing off a whole lot of pregnant-again Jessica. "Bumpin' and Proud!," the second-time mother-to-be wrote on Twitter, referencing her growing baby bump, displayed prominently in the bikini photo taken while she's on vacation in Hawaii with fiance Eric Johnson and their daughter, Maxwell.