Elizabeth Arden signs Reece Witherspoon

Elizabeth Arden signs Reece Witherspoon


Academy Award Winning Actress and Entrepreneur Partners with World Renowned Beauty Brand

Elizabeth Arden announced today that it has signed entrepreneur and critically acclaimed, Academy Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon as the brand’s Storyteller-in-Chief. In this multi-faceted role, Reese will help to shape the brand’s narrative, through its advertising campaigns and marketing programs, with a strong focus on Elizabeth Arden’s digital strategy and engagement.

In researching visionary women throughout history, Reese learned of the life and achievements of Elizabeth Arden’s eponymous founder, who revolutionised the beauty industry at the turn of the 20th century as a self-made entrepreneur. Founding her company in New York in 1910, before women could even vote, Elizabeth Arden has a legacy of breaking boundaries. Reese, an entrepreneur in her own right as founder of Hello Sunshine, her content production company, and the Southern lifestyle and fashion brand, Draper James, was inspired to forge a partnership with such a likeminded company.

“We are thrilled to be working with Reese. In addition to her accomplishments as an actress, she is a successful entrepreneur—heading her own production, fashion and digital companies,” said JuE Wong, President, Elizabeth Arden Brand. “Reese exemplifies the ideals of our founder and continues to break boundaries every day. Like Elizabeth Arden before her, Reese does not accept the standard, she sets it, making her the perfect person to represent the brand and engage with our consumers globally.”

Elizabeth Arden signs Reece Witherspoon“One of the first things that drew me to the brand was its rich heritage and history of supporting women,” shared Reese Witherspoon. “As one of the first female entrepreneurs, Elizabeth Arden paved the way for women like me. It’s an honour to carry on her legacy and be part of such an iconic company that is committed to serving women.” Reese added, “I’m excited to work as a creative partner alongside the Elizabeth Arden team, producing content that celebrates the spirit of the brand, highlighting female-centric stories that illustrate women’s true life experiences which unite us all.”

Elizabeth Arden’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to innovation remain at the heart of the company to this day. To bring her spirit to the forefront, the brand recently revamped its digital voice to channel its trailblazing founder through the eyes of ‘Liz Arden’, a present-day fictional character, who provides a first person lens into the brand today. Reese, who embodies many of Elizabeth Arden’s values and characteristics, is a natural fit to continue this narrative and curate the brand’s digital presence and communications.

“Reese is truly ahead of the curve when it comes to understanding the lifestyle of her consumer,” continued JuE Wong. “Her authenticity, which resonates worldwide, combined with her business acumen, digital prowess and social media footprint, provide a unique opportunity to further develop the ‘Liz Arden’ persona, connect with women, and inspire them to ‘go out and mark their mark.’”

Together, Reese and the brand will leverage their respective platforms to share untold stories behind both women’s boundary-breaking careers, and hope to encourage a new generation to continue to open doors for those who come behind them. Reese will also appear in multimedia campaigns across all media types, including digital, in-store and social media. Her first beauty visual will debut both in print and digital in May, with her campaign continuing to rollout globally throughout 2017.

For additional information on Elizabeth Arden and to view behind-the-scenes content in the coming months from Reese’s campaigns, visit ElizabethArden.co.nz and follow @ElizabethArden and #ARDENXREESE on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.


Revlon & Ciara

Revlon & Ciara
Revlon & Ciara
Revlon Global Brand Ambassador Ciara poses with Lala Anthony at the RevlonXCiara Launch Event in New York City/Refinery Hotel (Photo: Business Wire)

Revlon® Welcomes Ciara as Global Brand Ambassador –  Multi-talented Entertainer and Model is the New Face of Revlon® Color Cosmetics
Revlon announces that Ciara, beloved entertainer, model and fashion icon, is joining the Revlon family as the newest Global Brand Ambassador. Ciara is a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, dancer and producer with over 23 million records sold and 16 million singles worldwide. Ciara believes that when you choose to love yourself first, you are more open to the love of others, which makes her the ideal match for Revlon’s LOVE IS ON™ positioning.

“As a woman who exemplifies confidence and beauty, Ciara is a perfect Ambassador to represent Revlon,” said Revlon President & CEO Mr. Fabian Garcia. “Ciara is a talented and accomplished artist, loving wife and mother and a model of female empowerment. We are proud to have her represent our brand as she personifies the meaning behind the CHOOSE LOVE™ campaign.”

Born in Austin, Texas, Ciara is the only child of military parents and grew up traveling the world. After settling in Atlanta, she launched her music career in 2004 with her first hit single, “Goodies.” In addition to being a daughter, mother, and wife, Ciara has a successful career across many platforms and markets. She is also a devoted philanthropist dedicated to improving the lives of children and empowering women across the globe.

“I’ve been a fan of the iconic Revlon brand my entire life,” said Ciara. “In fact, my name comes from the Revlon Ciara™ fragrance. It was a gift given to my mother from my father, and she fell in love with the scent and the name. It’s incredible to think that after all those years I would be joining the Revlon family as the newest Global Brand Ambassador.”

Ciara will begin her role as Global Brand Ambassador, supporting Revlon color cosmetics and the brand’s CHOOSE LOVE™ campaign, by promoting Revlon’s new 2017 ColorStay™ Eye and Revlon Kiss™ Balm launches.

“I’m excited and grateful to join a long line of inspiring brand ambassadors before me and to help Revlon continue to encourage women to CHOOSE LOVE™,” commented Ciara.

As the newest face for Revlon, Ciara will appear in multimedia campaigns across all media types, including digital, in-store and social media. Ciara’s first beauty visual will appear October 22nd, with her campaign continuing to roll out in early November 2016.

For additional information on Revlon and to view behind-the-scenes content in the coming months from Ciara’s campaigns, visit www.Revlon.com and follow @Revlon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and RevlonSnaps on Snapchat.



Target – Spring Collaboration with Victoria Beckham

Target – Spring Collaboration with Victoria Beckham

Target - Spring Collaboration with Victoria BeckhamLimited-edition collection reflects the charming, yet functional essence of the Victoria, Victoria Beckham womenswear line and includes the designer’s first foray into childrenswear

Target Corporation today announced its limited-edition spring collaboration with designer Victoria Beckham. Available April 9, 2017, at all Target stores and Target.com, Victoria Beckham for Target reflects the essence of the Victoria, Victoria Beckham line, including original designs and inspiration from iconic silhouettes, with apparel and accessories for women, girls, toddler and baby. The collaboration with Target also marks the designer’s first foray into the kids’ product category. Select pieces from the collection will be available for sale internationally via victoriabeckham.com.

“Working with Target has been a really exciting process, and this partnership allows us to share the essence of Victoria, Victoria Beckham with more people than ever before,” said Victoria Beckham. “I was inspired to create the Victoria, Victoria Beckham line when I was pregnant with Harper, and since its launch, the category has evolved into an established lifestyle collection. With both the line and my daughter turning five, I felt it was the perfect time to extend into a more accessible price point and to celebrate both milestones by opening the range up to include childrenswear for the first time.”

“Victoria Beckham is synonymous with impeccable style, and she’s known around the globe for her distinct point of view as a designer,” said Mark Tritton, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Target. “It’s been incredibly exciting to see how Victoria’s brand has evolved over the years, and we are thrilled that Target’s guests will be a part of that journey with this latest must-have collaboration.”

Victoria Beckham for Target is inspired by the Victoria, Victoria Beckham line, as well as Beckham’s everyday life and the shared experiences between mother and child. With more than 200 items featuring soft pastels, bright pops of color and pretty spring prints, the collection is feminine and functional and reflects the designer’s commitment to quality craftsmanship. Ranging in price from $6-$70, with most items under $40, Victoria Beckham for Target will be offered in sizes XS-3X for women and NB-XL for girls, toddler and baby. Standout pieces include easy-to-wear dresses, rompers and playful tops and bottoms for women, with corresponding styles for girls, toddler and baby.

Victoria Beckham is an internationally-known businesswoman, fashion designer and style icon. Since launching in 2008 at New York Fashion Week, the Victoria Beckham brand has developed into a celebrated mainstay of the fashion industry. In 2011, following the success of her mainline collection, Beckham launched Victoria, Victoria Beckham, a free-spirited companion to the original Ready-to-Wear collection, offering softer silhouettes and a more playful fashion perspective. With each collection, Victoria adapts her own personal style to the needs and desires of the international women who swear by the label’s luxurious and flattering garments.

About Victoria, Victoria Beckham

Victoria, Victoria Beckham, a companion line to the main Victoria Beckham Ready-to-Wear, launched at New York Fashion Week in September 2011. Offering softer silhouettes and a playful fashion perspective at a more accessible price point, Victoria, Victoria Beckham began life as a dresses-only collection, but quickly evolved to include all key wardrobe categories such as separates, knitwear and outerwear. In May 2015, the brand announced the merging of the Victoria, Victoria Beckham and Denim lines for Pre SS16, resulting in the unified and varied lifestyle collection which exists today. Developed at Victoria’s studio in London, the Victoria, Victoria Beckham collection is handmade in Europe and offers premium quality, characterful designs.


Bid on Gemma Flynn’s earrings

Bid on Gemma Flynn’s earrings

Bid on Gemma Flynn's earringsGemma Flynn’s red carpet earrings to be auctioned off for New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

New Zealand design studio Grae Jewellery will auction off earrings worn on the red carpet by Black Stick Gemma Flynn at the Chasing Great premiere. All money raised will be donated to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The bespoke earrings are a collaboration between Grae designer Charmaine Williams and couturier Grace Millicent and are crafted in diamonds, white topaz and sterling silver. The style is constructed to be worn as an ear jacket with the gemstones delicately framing the earlobe.

The earrings have a retail value of $2350.00

Williams says the idea to donate the earrings arose during the design process, stemming from both hers and Flynn’s shared support for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Says Williams, “It’s a very special opportunity to support the community of women and families affected by breast cancer and get hold of a beautiful piece of New Zealand sport and film history.”

The $1 reserve auction will begin on Trade Me on Thursday 29 th September, running for five days before closing on Monday 3rd October at 9pm NZT.

Bid on Gemma Flynn's earrings

Fendi turns 90!

Fendi turns 90!

Fendi turns 90!FENDI sealed once more its profound and long-lasting bond with Rome, by choosing its hometown to celebrate the 90 years anniversary of the Maison.

The event started on 7 July late in the afternoon with a private cocktail at the San Luca Academy inside Palazzo Carpegna, an historical Roman Palazzo hosting an artists’ association founded in 1593, just a few steps away from the Trevi Fountain, where it was launched – as a worldwide preview – the FENDI ROMA book. The book, conceived to celebrate 90 years of the Maison, its history, identity and the profound link with the city of Rome, has been presented in an exclusive set up inside the exhibition area where its photographic images were displayed as in an art gallery.

The celebration continued at the glorious Fontana di Trevi, for a never seen before fashion show with the Legends and Fairytales Haute Fourrure Collection, designed by Karl Lagerfeld, once more an example of the unique craftsmanship, daring creativity and expression of the excellence of the Roman Maison. The Trevi fountain’s water and play of lights fused with the catwalk rhythm giving life to an iconic Roman atmosphere. International Top models as Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid walked down the transparent catwalk placed on water during sunset time as floating fairies.

Fendi turns 90!The fashion show was followed by a breath-taking dinner at Terrazza del Pincio in Villa Borghese, that hosts one of the most amazing landscape views of Rome. The guests walked through a corridor immersed in Karl Lagerfeld’s sketches since 1965, a special artwork called Gust of Wind conceived by the internationally renowned designer Paul Cocksedge Studio. An unexpected and circular “FENDI fountain” was constructed embracing the dinner venue to underline once again the profound and historic bond between FENDI and the roman fountains.

The dinner was followed by a special performance by Giorgio Moroder, an icon and live legend of the disco music, that has collaborated with the biggest stars on earth as Barbara Streisand, Freddy Mercury, Donna Summer and Daft Punk. He has an award winning record: 3 Academy Awards for the music of the famous movies Top Gun, Flashdance and Never Ending Story, 4 Grammy awards and 4 Golden Globes and more than 100 Gold and Platinum Records.

On 8 July, guests were invited to the preview of the exhibition FENDI ROMA – The Artisans of Dreams at Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana’s first floor, designated to host exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, followed by a brunch on the terrace of the first floor ofPalazzo della Civiltà Italiana. The exhibition, open to the public starting from 9 July, is conceived to celebrate the Maison’s unique craftsmanship and creativity, founding and distinctive elements of the luxury Roman House core values.

Fendi turns 90!FENDI also presents the ultimate sublimation of the Peekaboo bag and the Selleria line with the exceptional PEEKABOO 90 YEARS,designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi, a one-of-a-kind bag entirely made by hand in only 60 pieces, created to celebrate the 90thanniversary of the Maison. With the most ancient techniques of the Roman master saddlers, the PEEKABOO 90 YEARS, is sold exclusively in the Palazzo FENDI boutique in Rome, starting from July 2016.

Special windows have been developed exclusively for the Palazzo FENDI boutique to celebrate the 90 years of the Maison where special paper craft techniques are used to illustrate the story of the Maison, where suitcases become the cover of a giant books and paper miniatures, examples of fine craftsmanship, represent the five Fendi sisters, Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi.

FENDI, together with Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi, celebrated on this occasion, 90 years of the Maison’s great revolutionary worldwide achievements, avant-garde experimentation, unlimited research and innovation, proposing new luxurious and modern fur designs and accessories.

Monsieur Bernard Arnault with his son Alexandre also paid homage to FENDI and took part to the 90 anniversary with their presence.

Among the other most important celebrities that attended the event:

Kate Hudson, Actress
Gong Li, Chinese Actress
Bella Thorne, Actress and Singer
Lindsey Wixson, Model
Lottie Moss, Model and Sister of Kate Moss
Amanda Harlech, Karl Lagerfeld’s Muse
Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Jewels Designer and 4th Generation of FENDI Family
Elizabeth Von Guttman, Socialite
Fiona Scarry, Socialite
Alexia Niedzelski, Socialite
Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Director
Pierpaolo Piccioli, Creative Director
Chiara Ferragni, Blogger and Influencer
Mira Duma, Influencer
Ginevra Elkann, Cinema Producer
3 FENDI sisters, Carla, Franca and Anna Fendi
Ira Furstemberg, Aristocratic/Socialite
Ornella Muti, Italian Iconic Actress
Kasia Smutniak, Italian Actress
Sveva Alviti, Italian Actress
Charlotte Stockdale, Stylist
Joephine de la Baume, French Actress, Model and Singer
Tiffany, Korean Actress
Leslie Han, Korean Actress
Alex de Betak, Bureau Betak’s Founder
Sophia Sanchez de Betak, Fashion Consultant
Osanna Visconti di Modrone, Aristocratic/Socialite and Designer
Madina Visconti di Modrone, Aristocratic socialite and Jewels Designer
Sofia Odescalchi, Aristocratic/Socialite
Edmée Nicolis di Robilant, Aristocratic/Socialite
Claudio Santamaria, Actor
Miriam Leone, Actress
Matilda De Angelis, Actress
Alessandro Borghi, Actor
Lorenzo Richelmy, Actor
Giorgio Pasotti, Actor
Alessandro Roja, Actor


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Aussie bachelorette finds love in New Zealand

Aussie bachelorette finds love in New Zealand
Aussie bachelorette finds love in New Zealand
The Bachelorette – Sam Frost

It was announced that New Zealand will be the destination for the season finale of the Australian reality series The Bachelorette – which will showcase New Zealand as the ultimate romantic destination throughout Australia.

New Zealand is the only international destination to be showcased in the series, which has seen record ratings. The finale is projected to reach over 1.4 million Australian viewers.

The final episode will see bachelorette Sam Frost make her first ever trip to New Zealand along with the two final contestants where they will experience  the romance of New Zealand’s North Island exploring the Rotorua and Auckland regions.


The stakes are high for Australia’s beautiful ‘bachelorette’ Sam Frost, who will be making her first ever visit to New Zealand with her final two lucky suitors.

The geothermal wonderland of Rotorua will provide a dramatic backdrop for the first of Sam’s two final dates. The couple will get their hearts racing white water rafting on the challenging Kaituna River before things steam up in Rotorua’s thermal luxury.

Filming took place in July 2015 and was supported by Tourism New Zealand’s International Media Programme.

Tourism New Zealand General Manager Australia, Tony Saunders was thrilled to have secured the opportunity to film the first ever Bachelorette finale in New Zealand.

The 90 minute episode will see The Bachelorette, along with her two suitors, visit Rotoura and Auckland experiencing a taste of what the regions have to offer – from white water rafting through to Waiheke Island and luxury sailing in Auckland.

Sam’s family from Melbourne will join her in New Zealand to meet the final two bachelors. Sam will then choose ‘the one’ at the finalrose ceremony in one of the Matakana Coast area regional parks, north of Auckland.

“We’re confident the final episode will inspire viewers to consider what New Zealand has to offer and make the short trip across the Tasman,” says Tony.

Reflecting on her trip, The Bachelorette Sam Frost, said New Zealand literally took her breath away. “I absolutely loved it. New Zealand is stunning! I couldn’t get over how gorgeous it was. All of the people in New Zealand were so lovely and welcoming and there is still so much more I want to explore.”

The season finale airs on Network TEN on Thursday, 22 October and will be supported with social media activity and a consumer promotion in conjunction with Network TEN.

Justin Alexander showcases in NZ

Justin Alexander showcases in NZ

Justin Alexander showcases in NZInternational Bridal Designer showcases gowns at Charisma Bridal with unique offer to brides to be!

Renowned international designer Justin Alexander Bridal brings some of his fabulous gowns for a unique one off designer day at Charisma Bridal in Taradale, Napier, Hawke’s Bay.

This opportunity gives brides-to-be the chance to purchase stunning bridal gowns with a $300.00 discount for orders placed on the special one-off Designer Day.

The Designer Day hosted by Elma Raw at Charisma Bridal will showcase some of the most exquisite gowns in the Justin Alexander collection and each bride-to-be walks out the door with her own free gift bag to help her for the big day ahead.

Elma Raw’s Charisma Bridal is the only bridal store in the North Island to stock the Justin Alexander Label and all brides-to-be that order.

On the day they go into a special Charisma Bridal draw to win a free head piece, or veil, to accessorise the gown for her and a set of cufflinks for the groom, donated by Frank Casey Suit Hire Wellington.

“I am delighted to be able to showcase this stunning 2015 collection of  gowns, and it’s brilliant to be able to offer exclusive quality designer  gowns en masse to the discerning brides of New Zealand “ said Elma

Justin Alexander showcases in NZ“It is a one off unique opportunity for brides to be able to view and  select from the large range here in store only for the one day,” she said.

The Designer Day is at Charisma Bridal in Gloucester Street Taradale on the 13th September 2014 and there are only limited appointments and already spaces are filling up fast.

“To stock the dresses in store from this reputable International Designer is truly wonderful, but to be able to offer  the  latest  collection to New Zealand brides is even more special,” said Elma.

The Designer Day is exclusive to Charisma Bridal and is one day only, bookings can be made at Charisma Bridal on 06 8448803 or email charismabridal@xtra.co.nz and to have a glimpse of these special gowns you can go on to www.justinalexanderbridal.com

Piper Perabo Marries Stephen Kay

Piper Perabo Marries Stephen Kay

Congrats to Covert Affairs star Piper PeraboCongrats to Covert Affairs star Piper Perabo, who is now a married woman!

Piper, 37, wed New Zealand-born actor/director/producer Stephen Kay on Saturday, July 26 in New York City, a source told Us Weekly.

After trading vows, the source added, the couple went to a reception with a New Orleans-style band in tow. Sounds like a good time!

Piper — whom you might also know from The Coyote Ugly, Cheaper by the Dozen, Looper, The Prestige, The Cave or Imagine Me & You — is a Golden Globe nominee for playing CIA agent Annie Walker on USA’s Covert Affairs. Her husband is a director and executive producer with the show. Stephen also directed the movie Get Carter, and several episodes of The Shield and Sons of Anarchy. He previously dated Desperate Housewives stars Eva Longoria and Teri Hatcher.

Piper and Stephen revealed their engagement last September.

Piper is a humanitarian, as well as an actress, and on July 23 she tweeted about her involvement with The International Rescue Committee, which responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and tries to help people survive and rebuild. “Happy to announce I’ve officially gone on my first int’l trip as an @theIRC Voice! In Beirut, I visited Syrian refugee street & working kids.” You can follow her for more on that, although her updates may have to wait for after the wedding celebrations and honeymoon (if they are taking one).

Congrats to the newlyweds!

Sources: Us Weekly, Piper on Twitter, People, IMDb

New face of Maybelline New York

New face of Maybelline New York

Maybelline New York_Daniela de JesusMexican beauty Daniela de Jesus is the new face of Maybelline New York.

Born in La Paz, Mexico, Daniela was discovered and signed to Major Model Management in 2005 after participating in her country’s national beauty pageant, Nuestra Belleza Mexico. Since then, Daniela has walked for Jean Paul Gaultier, Giambattista Valli, Vivienne Westwood, Marchesa, Mara Hoffman, Betsey Johnson, and Alexandre Vauthier, among others. She has also been featured in advertising campaigns for Emporio Armani, Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, and Guess.

Daniela will make her Maybelline New York debut in print and television advertising campaigns in late 2013.

The most famous Bachelor proposes

The most famous Bachelor proposes

bachelorJason Mesnick, from America’s hit show The Bachelor, successfully proposed to girlfriend Molly Malaney at the stunning Kohara Lodge in Queenstown. Jason had initially picked Melissa Rycroft in favour of Molly, but  true love has obviously won out.

Kohara Lodge, one of 30 exclusive villas managed by NZ’s Touch of Spice as part of their Private Villa Collection, was where Jason and Molly had their overnight date during the last series of The Bachelor, and holds a unique  place in their hearts.

Jason had decided he wanted to propose in New Zealand and ideally at Kohara Lodge. “I love that house. It’s our place,” he said. Molly’s father Mike commented: “Molly was very surprised; she hadn’t expected it to happen right then even though we all knew it was a matter of time. She was real excited.” Apparently Jason sent Molly out to get her nails done and then called Molly’s parents to get their blessing.

Jacqui Spice, founder and director of Touch of Spice, said: “We are thrilled Kohara Lodge is so special to Jason and Molly. We offer our congratulations on their engagement and would be delighted to assist them with their  special day via our wedding planning company Dream Designers. We also hope we will see them back at Kohara Lodge for their honeymoon!”

Molly and Jason both loved NZ and especially Queenstown. “Seriously, one day we’re going to buy a place. I love it. New Zealand is awesome and Queenstown is the best of the awesome,” said Jason, while Molly said: “It’s so  beautiful and quaint, and the people are so friendly.”

If you fancy following in Jason and Molly’s footsteps, it’s worth bearing in mind that Touch of Spice manages a collection of exclusive private villas, retreats and luxury homes in some of New Zealand’s most sought after  destinations. The company also offers bespoke concierge services and has an acclaimed wedding and events division, Dream Designers. ♥


Images: Michael Thomas