You can call her the Queen of Pop or you can call her the Material Girl, but there’s no moniker quite so evocative as simply: Madonna. The seven-time Grammy Award winner returns to the stage in an epic world tour billed as “a journey from darkness to light.” And whether you’re in it for Madonna’s trademark blend of controversial themes and killer dance moves, or simply some delicious pop hooks, you won’t be disappointed.


1. A seasoned pro: this is Madonna’s ninth concert tour, in support of her 12th studio album MDNA.

2. Famous firsts: the MDNA tour marked Madonna’s first performances in the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Scotland and Colombia.

3. Deep, but with plenty of dancing, too: Madonna divides the MDNA show into sections titled Transgression, Prophecy, Masculine/Feminine and Redemption.

4. She’s still got it (duh): Billboard ranked this as the highest-grossing tour of 2012, with over $305 million grossed from 88 sold-out shows.

5. Double whammy: the MDNA tour’s success makes it the second highest grossing tour of all time by a female artist. Number one? Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet tour.

6. Fashion forward: Madonna’s long-time designer Jean Paul Gaultier created the costumes for this tour.

7. Can you blame them? Fans lined up 24 hours in advance to score tickets for Madonna’s first-ever show in Abu Dhabi.

8. And go! 60,000 tickets for Madonna’s performance at Yankee Stadium sold out in just 20 minutes, prompting concert promoters to add a second NYC date.

9. Not to be outdone by the Big Apple, Madonna’s Kansas City fans snapped up tickets so fast the show sold out in a mere 12 minutes.

10. For those about to rock: tickets for the show at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa sold out in 21 minutes to become the fastest-selling concert in the venue’s history, knocking off previous record holders AC/DC.

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 MADONNA, MERT ALAS AND MARCUS PIGGOTT No Comments


Nars Cosmetics
Satin Lip Pencil, Rikugien ($25.00,

PRODUCT 101: A selection of high-impact, fashion-forward shades in a rich, creamy satin finish that stays on all day. The Satin Lip Pencil dresses up lips in statement shades that seduce with rich, color-bright pigments, while drenching them in decadent moisture. This modern, long-wearing, vitamin-enriched formula for lips looks sumptuously saturated and dramatically defined.

What else you need to know:
The Satin Lip Pencil Category shade designations are all named for parks and gardens around the world.


Dolce and Gabbana Women Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Show
The main concept behind the Spring Summer 2013 collection is summer in Sicily: the garments are destructured; yet maintain that high octane glamour, we all love about Dolce and Gabbana.

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I’ve seen the world
Done it all
Had my cake now
Diamonds, brilliant
In Bel Air now
Hot summer nights, mid July
When you and I were forever wild
The crazy days, city lights
The way you’d play with me like a child


Naomi Campbell Vogue Brazil

Naomi Campbell
Magazine: Vogue Brazil, May 2013
Photographer: Tom Munro


Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 is the fourth studio album by Janet Jackson, released on September 19, 1989, by A&M Records. Despite demands from label executives for material similar to her previous album, Control (1986), she insisted on creating a concept album addressing social injustice. Collaborating with her producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, she co-wrote six of the album’s tracks. Its remaining songs were written by Jam and Lewis, with the exception of “Black Cat”, which is Jackson’s composition. She also co-produced the album, with label executive John McClain serving as executive producer. While writing lyrics for the album, Jackson, Jam and Lewis drew inspiration from news media, exploring subject matter such as racism, poverty and substance abuse. Although critics viewed the album’s theme as transparent—too generalized to adequately address any of these issues—she was hailed as a role model for youth because of her socially conscious lyrics.

Produced during the height of the new jack swing genre, the album blends rhythm and blues with industrial music and the utilization of rap vocals, swing note, synthesized percussion and the use of sample loop. The title track “Rhythm Nation” embodies each of these traits, laying the foundation for trends in R&B music throughout the decade. Other songs on the album range from mechanized dance rhythms to soft balladry, giving it the broad appeal of multi-radio format regarding airplay. Due to its innovative production and lyrical exploration, critics have regarded the album as the pinnacle of Jackson’s artistic achievement. It became her second consecutive album to hit number one on the Billboard 200, as well as the top of the charts in Australia and the top ten in Japan, New Zealand and the UK. Certified sixfold platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), it has sold over fourteen million copies worldwide. It has been named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and is listed in the Quintessence Editions Ltd. reference book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Its seven commercial singles all peaked within the top five on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first album to achieve that feat. Jackson received nine Grammy Award nominations, winning Best Music Video, Long Form for “Rhythm Nation” in 1990. Music videos for the singles, which displayed a mix of Broadway-style choreography and militant imagery gained heavy rotation on MTV; Jackson was presented with the MTV Video Vanguard Award in 1990 for significant contribution to the art form. The supporting Rhythm Nation World Tour became the world’s most successful debut concert tour by a recording artist. It proved her to be a consummate performer rather than a studio-only phenomenon, as well as a fashion icon among young women.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 JANET JACKSON, MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEO No Comments


Kate Moss
Magazine: Vogue UK, August 2011
Photographer: Mario Testino

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 KATE MOSS, MARIO TESTINO, VOGUE MAGAZINE No Comments


Gucci Spring/Summer 2013
Photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Sunday, April 21st, 2013 GUCCI, MERT ALAS AND MARCUS PIGGOTT No Comments


Gisele Bundchen
Magazine: Vanity Fair Italy, April 2013
Photographer: Patric Shaw


Laura Mercier
Foundation Primer ($32.00,

PRODUCT 101: A lightweight, creamy gel that creates an invisible barrier between skin and makeup to prime your face for color. Worn under foundation, this illuminating primer creates a smooth, flawless canvas for application, allowing foundation to glide on easily and stay fresh and color-true for hours. Ideal for all skin types, the universal pearl tint creates a soft focus effect to minimize the look of imperfections with a radiant finish. It’s the first step to Laura’s “Flawless Face.” Dermatologist-tested and non-comedogenic, it is formulated with antioxidants vitamins A, C, and E; Prestige Soft Focus Pearls; and skin-conditioning Jojoba.

What else you need to know:
Just as a painter primes a canvas, Foundation Primer—the original—was created by Laura Mercier in 1995 to prime the skin. After creating the industry’s first primer, she “reinvented” it and made a version that added soft highlights, luminosity, and radiance to skin. A lightweight, creamy vitamin-rich gel that prepares the skin for makeup application, it creates an even, invisible layer that acts as a buffer to outside elements and expertly holds foundation. This water-based formula not only keeps makeup staying fresh and color-correct for hours but also helps perfect skintone over time.


Studded Suede Ankle-Wrap Sandal ($950.00,

Gleaming studs adorn this suede design with heel and platform.

• Suede.
• Golden studs.
• Buckled ankle-wrap halter.
• Open toe.
• Leather lining and sole.
• 5 3/4″ concave heel; 1 3/4″ platform.
• Made in Italy.

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“Take a Bow” is a song by Madonna from her sixth studio album Bedtime Stories. Released as the second single from Bedtime Stories in December 6, 1994, the song appears on her compilation albums Something to Remember (1995), GHV2 (2001) and Celebration (2009). It was written and produced by Madonna and R&B singer-songwriter Babyface and became her longest running number one hit in the United States. It was her first single to reach number one in the United States after “This Used to Be My Playground” (1992), and it was her last number one song in the United States in the 1990s.

The music video for “Take a Bow” was directed by Michael Haussman in Ronda and the bullring of Antequera, Spain. The plot sees Madonna as a bullfighter’s neglected lover, played by real-life Spanish bullfighter Emilio Muñoz, yearning for his presence. The video won Best Female Video honors at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards. Madonna performed “Take a Bow” live with Babyface at the 1995 American Music Awards and at the 1995 San Remo Festival in Italy.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 LAURA MERCIER, MADONNA, MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEO No Comments


Angelina Jolie, 2005
Photographer: Steven Klein

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Come on take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane
Choose your last words
This is the last time
Cause you and I
We were born to die

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 LANA DEL REY, MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEO No Comments


Flowers melting up into the sky
Hear my heart where our love collides
We hear the songs we found
In the times we lost our way

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEO, THIEVERY CORPORATION No Comments


Naomi Campbell
Magazine: Numero Russia, March 2013
Photographer: Sebastian Kim


DSquared2 Women Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Show
DSquared2 dives into the unforgettable glamour of the 1990’s. Hair and makeup pay tribute to the famous “Glamazons”, that special group of top models that became real celebrities and superstars. The décor of the fashion show has been strongly reminiscent of a biker-couture themed magazine photo shoot.

Sunday, March 31st, 2013 DSQUARED2, FASHION SHOWS, RUNWAY No Comments



Vitello Daino Tote Bag ($1495.00,

Luxurious pebbled leather with radiant hardware.

• Grained calfskin with golden hardware.
• Tote handles, 6 1/2″ drop.
• Adjustable, removable shoulder strap.
• Hanging ID tag.
• Snap closure.
• Inside, Prada jacquard lining; one zip and one open pocket.
• Protective feet.
• 11″H x 15″W x 7″D.
• Bag weight: 2.9 lb.
• Made in Italy.

Friday, March 8th, 2013 ACCESSORIES, HANDBAGS, PRADA No Comments

Beauty Talk

Deep Gray Shadow
It's an aggressive heavy black smoky eye. The perfect wash of gunmetal over the lids and a streak of glittery dark charcoal at the top and bottom lashes. For the perfect shade, try Make Up For Ever Diamond Shadow in Diamond Black, ($20.00,
• Blend a creamy vanilla shade on the brow bone for a highlight and pile on mascara for extra thickness and definition. With this look, soft pink-neutral lips and cheeks will keep it balanced.

Beauty Secrets

MAKE UP FOREVER - HD Microfinish Powder ($30.00,

A universal translucent finishing powder to be applied over foundation or worn alone. Sets the foundation and slightly mattifies skin without changing its natural contours. This 100% mineral silica powder softens the appearance of imperfections. Completely evens out the complexion for a glowing, radiant look. One universal shade for all skin tones:
• It's completely translucent and goes on any skintone. Its talc-free formula does not dry the skin and is formulated with 100% silica. Dermatologically tested.

NARS - The Multiple ($38.00,

The original all-in-one, cream-to-powder, multi-purpose makeup stick. With fingertip application, The Multiple highlights, sculpts, and warms eyes, cheeks, lips, and body in an array of shades from sheer accents to mauve and bronze.

YVES SAINT LAURENT - Touche Éclat Radiant Touch ($40.00,

A luminizing pen that brings light and radiance to the skin, immediately erases any signs of fatigue, and brightens the complexion. The award-winning product is like eight hours of sleep and an instant pick-me-up in a magic wand. With a few strategically placed strokes, the complexion immediately looks rested, rejuvenated, and radiant:
• Banishes shadows and tired-looking eyes by adding light and creating an instant lift to the eye area.
• Widens eyes when used between the eyebrows and along the sides of the nose, and creates fuller looking lips when used in the hollow of the chin and around the contour of the lips.
• It's formulated for all skin types and for anyone who wants instant radiance, luminosity, and lift.

SMASHBOX - Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($36.00,

This product creates a perfect canvas for foundation application. The silky blend of vitamins and antioxidants smoothes and perfects skin, while the unique formula helps to inhibit the destruction of collagen, and fills in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish:
• Use after moisturizer and before foundation for complexion perfection.
• This skin-soothing blend of antioxidants, which can be worn alone or under foundation, works overtime to fill in fine lines and even out skin texture.

SHISEIDO - White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam ($33.00,

A gentle, purifying foam that effectively lifts away impurities and surface cells to help reduce surface melanin buildup and leave skin clean and bright:
• Removes impurities and excess surface oil with a fresh creamy lather. Helps exfoliate surface melanin, smooth skin, and minimize dullness.
• Formulated with Asian plant extracts to improve moisture balance. Leaves skin feeling dewy and smooth. Recommended for all skin types. Use morning and night.

YVES SAINT LAURENT - Volupté Sheer Candy ($30.00,

A glossy lip balm. This balm dresses your lips in a sheer veil of brilliant color boosted with vitamin- and antioxidant-rich fruit extract. Its ultra-light, sensual texture leaves lips feeling soft and hydrated for up to eight hours and is ideal for year-round use.

GUERLAIN - Orchidee Imperiale Eye & Lip Cream ($185.00,

The protective and regenerative benefits of the orchid extract restore firmness, suppleness, density and hydration to these particularly delicate areas:
• Targets under-eye puffiness and dark circles with autofocus reflectors that light up the eye area.
• A tightening agent creates an instant rested look around the eyes.
• Crow's-feet are immediately smoothed.

SHISEIDO - Extra Smooth Sun Protection Cream SPF 36 PA+++ ($28.00,

A highly nourishing cream-formula sunscreen for the face that defends against the powerful UVA/UVB rays that cause cell damage, dryness, roughness, and the premature signs of aging such as fine lines:
• Formulated with the retexturizing ingredient Xylitol to counteract roughness and keep skin looking soft and healthy. Contains Thiotaurine, an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals.
• Can be applied easily and absorbs quickly, leaving no visible white residue or feeling of heaviness. Very water-resistant. Perspiration-resistant. PABA-free.
• All Shiseido sun products proudly display the Skin Cancer Foundation seal of recommendation.

Beauty Bites


They're packed with lycopene, which protects skin from the oxidation that results from sun damage and leads to wrinkles. Adding a little olive oil helps you absorb lycopene even better. Numerous studies have shown that eating foods high in lycopene is beneficial in warding off heart disease and several types of cancer such as lung, prostate, cervical, digestive tract and breast. Good sources of lycopene are pink grapefruit, guava, watermelon, and rosehips, but the most common and perhaps most powerful is the tomato.


They're brimming with vitamin E, which neutralizes free radicals in your muscles and nervous system and enhances speed, coordination and balance. They also have good amounts of magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, fibre and are a good source of healthy monounsaturated fat. They contain more calcium than any other nut which makes them great for vegetarians who do not eat any dairy products.


Blueberries have highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit: being very rich in anti oxidants like vitamin C, B complex, vitamin E, vitamin A, copper, selenium, zinc and iron. They neutralize free radicals which can affect disease and aging in the body. Been proved to preserve vision: Blueberry extract, high in compounds called anthocyanosides, has been found in clinical studies to slow down visual loss. They keep you fresh, active, fit, sharp, close to nature and in a good mood, as they are very good anti depressants.


Green tea contains antioxidants that combat free radicals. Free radicals are byproducts of the human body and cause damage to cells and tissues. The antioxidants neutralize free radicals so they cannot cause any harm. Free radicals are one of the causes of many illnesses and they are one of the reasons for our aging. Green tea drinkers appear to have lower risk for a wide range of diseases, from simple bacterial or viral infections to chronic degenerative conditions including cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, periodontal disease, and osteoporosis.







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