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Have Youuuu Heard? Kristen Stewart’s fronting Balenciaga’s Florabotanica fragrance

In the advertising campaign for Balenciaga Florabotanica (from $90, at department stores and thebay.com), Kristen Stewart, the face of the dark floral fragrance, stands amid a minefield of ominously beautiful botanicals, inspired by the same vintage Pierre Frey wallpaper that influenced Nicolas Ghesquière’s Fall 2011 collection. Hovering near a stoic Stewart is what appears to be a Venus flytrap, angling to chomp down on her head.

“I think he’s fucking amazing,” Stewart says of Ghesquière, the house’s creative director and the man who wooed her to front its latest fragrance, perhaps with the promise that she wouldn’t have to pose on satin sheets—or smile. Though, on set, she would have been willing to cooperate if that had been the order of the day. “I was like, ‘Do you want me to stand a certain way to show the curves of the dress? Do you want me to model it up?’ By default, you sort of learn these things over the years, but they were like, ‘No, no, no, just stuff your hands in your pockets and just stand there.’”

Seated on a sofa in a suite in Paris’s Hôtel Le Bristol, the 22-year-old actress runs her hands through her tangled mane, flipping it back and forth. It’s the end of June, nearly a month before Stewart’s world is shaken up like a snow globe when a paparazzo snaps her mid-makeout with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, devastating Twilight fans rooting for Bella and Edward in real life. She talks Aaron Sorkin-fast, her sentences punctuated with profanity that seems as involuntary as breathing. “I’m sorry, I think [swearing] kind of discredits everything you say,” she says in reference to her earlier F-bomb, which won’t be her last.

Stewart wears this Spring 2008 Balenciaga dress in the campaign

Much like her first script read with Robert Pattinson, which was arranged to see whether the pair had any chemistry (it was “electrifying,” director Catherine Hardwicke told Vanity Fair), Stewart felt a strong connection to Ghesquière right off the bat. The two met at a Bruce Weber Interview shoot when she was just 14 years old. “Sometimes you meet people and instantly recognize something in them, and you explore that friendship because you want to figure out what you recognized about them at that first second.” Like Stewart, and previous Balenciaga fragrance face Charlotte Gainsbourg (“she’s a fucking great actress, man”), Ghesquière doesn’t play the games expected in their respective industries. “The soul-sucking fashion side of things is so clearly not him, and that’s why I am attracted to him and his world,” says Stewart.

A detail of the pattern

Perfumers Olivier Polge and Jean-Christophe Hérault geared the scent to a younger perfume wearer—like, say, a Twihard—but instead of making it insipidly sweet, they imagined what an 18th-century garden of poisonous flowers would smell like. The predominant note is Turkish rose (edgier than the English variety), reinvented by way of amping up its green and spicy aspects. Stewart offers a perfume application tip. “If you wear it casually, wear it in the morning. Wear it when you haven’t showered. I know that sounds disgusting, but that’s the fucking sexiest thing.”

An exclusive behind-the-scenes video on the making of the Florabotanica ad campaign.

The video, which was shot by photographer Steven Meisel, features Kristen Stewart and Balenciaga’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere talking about their experience working with each other and on this project together. The Florabotanica advertisement is Kristen Stewart’s first major fragrance campaign and she discusses how proud she is of their collaboration, despite never having done anything like this before. She muses, “It’s an odd relationship that us actresses get to have with fashion. It’s not something I ever imagined myself fitting into.” Despite Kristen Stewart’s timid remarks about being the face of Balenciaga’s new perfume, Nicolas Ghesquiere assures us that “Right away, I thought she was a Balenciaga girl.”

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Woke up to an sms awhile ago by my dearie Huix, to THIS!

I was really excited at the news, because I’ve always wanted to lose the stubbornly fat areas like my arms, thighs and love handles! oops. “Dirty secret” revealed! This is will be perfect, and yes, 97% OFF at only S$7!!!!

And I’ve ordered! Yay! Can’t wait to get my perfect figure :D

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FASHION

Loving River Island’s Black & Gold collection!

BEAUTY

LINGERIE

LUXURY

Spring 2011 Best Looking Bags SPOTTED – my picks, credits to Style.com

Alexander McQueen – for a glamorous red carpet event this Christmas/New Year

Balenciaga – versatile, classy and sophisticated, this goes with any one with a personality

Emilio Pucci – Slightly rustic and possesses a hidden charm, this clutch is a personal favourite!

Hermes – If you love colours like me, there’re a couple select choices here!

Jill Sander – It’s no secret that I love florals, this is another gem that goes with a simple dress with a nice cut.

Jimmy Choo – tribal, bold and colourful – perfect with a maxi dress with similar, but cleaner prints.

 

Louis Vuitton – multi-coloured, patent with an adorable shape, this is a good bag out with the girlfriends or a casual date.

Marc Jacobs – yellow, purple, orange, fuchsia and unique embellishments, this exquisite accessory will spice up your outfit instantly!

For other gorgeous bag categories, click HERE!

FRAGRANCE

Katy Perry’s new “Purr”fume

Top notes: peach nectar, forbidden apple and green bamboo

Middle notes of jasmine blossom, pink freesia and Bulgarian rose
ending with notes of vanilla orchid, white amber, creamy sandalwood and musk.

The perfume is currently being sold exclusively at Nordstroms. Prices range from $36 for 1 oz, $45 for 1.7 oz to $65.00 for 3.4 oz

Fun fact: Did you know Katy’s cat is named Kitty Purry?

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A View of New Spring!

Bright tights are absolutely in vogue now! No worries about a boring outfit! Simply dress your pins in rainbow colours like these celebrities!

credits to graziadaily.co.uk

Mischa Barton & Paloma Faith

Always-original Fearne Cotton who arrived at the Brit Awards nominations party wearing a pair of opaques with the cheeky slogan ‘Wanna Party’ emblazoned on the back.

It was the Autumn/Winter ‘09 catwalks that really kick-started the craze for bold fashion hosiery, from purples at PPQ (PPQ duo Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker) to blues at Anna Sui, proving that color blocking legwear is the best way to beat the winter chill.

And judging from the vivid hued tights that popped up in Versace and Balenciaga’s colourful Pre-Fall collections, including intense yellows and reds, the trend is set to stay!

So how to pull off this tricky trend without looking like Robin Hood? Take a tip from the likes of Leigh Lezark and Kristen Wiig who enriched their partywear by accenting an LBD with bold brights. And showing us all how to add some interest with motifs, it’s Agyness Deyn literally donning the House of Holland with her cottage-patterned sheers also from Henry’s Pretty Polly collection. Top marks for allowing their legs to do all the talking by wearing the shocking stockings with all-black outfits! Are YOU up for daring hosiery?

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Spring Loves Femininity

Spring’s pastel hues, graphic ruffles and lingerie details are a modern take on feminine dressing.

credits to fashionmagazine.com

STELLA MCCARTNEY Spring 2010

DOLCE & GABBANA Spring 2010

MOSCHINO CHEAP & CHIC Spring 2010

CHRISTIAN DIOR Spring 2010

TULEH Spring 2010

ALBERTA FERRETTI Spring 2010

FENDI Spring 2010

OSCAR DE LA RENTA Spring 2010

JIL SANDER Spring 2010

VALENTINO Spring 2010

VIKTOR & ROLF Spring 2010

BLUGIRL Spring 2010

Bobbi Brown’s New Campaign: Pretty Powerful!

credits to graziadaily.co.uk

Bobbi Brown’s makeup collections are famously known for their natural yet fantastic coverage, touch, colours and quality. I simply fell in love with their Creamy Concealer ages ago, as well as their lip and eye palettes!

Check out her latest campaign – a PRETTY POWERFUL one – she’s taken women she knows, like her children’s teachers, and used her make-up range to demonstrate how much make-up can do for self-confidence and how a small make-up addition, like a pink lip, can totally transform a face. Think Dove’s Real Women campaign about make-up.

Cabana Coral Lip and Eye Palette, £48, BB’s Spring Coral Collection

Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz £29.50

Lara Stone for Louis Vuitton

credits to graziadaily.co.uk

UK exclusive on the behind-the-scenes video from the Lara Stone photo shoot for the Spring 2010 advertising campaign!

Watch it Here!

Too stunning! – looks at those gorgeous green boots!-

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