To all you Black Friday shoppers out there, we wanted to post something to, well, help you decompress after a potentially crazy day. And hey, if it's a little steamy, then so be it. Enter the new D&G Time commercial, which features the obsession of the moment, the threesome. (You maybe can thank 'Gossip Girl' for that one.) Directed by Cyril Guyot - who also has shot for YSL, Prada, Lancome, Tom Ford and Tommy Hilfiger - and based on the vision of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the commercial starts with a young couple getting passionate in a Parisian apartment. When a third man happens upon them, of course he has to join. As the girl's mum catches the menage et trois in action (gasp!), she lets out a horror-film scream and covers her mouth with her hand, which means she has to flash the D&G watch on her wrist.
We say that's perfect product placement in a gorgeous film spot, but as usual, it looks like D&G will stir up some controversy. Remember when their Time ad showed the first gay kiss on a TV commercial? Us too. And we say: Keep us guessing, D&G.
While the rest of the world is focusing on Christmas presents and looking forward to winding down over the holiday season, the fashion industry are buzzing with the knowledge that the British Fashion Awards are coming upon us, celebrating some of the brightest talents in the industry and making us truly proud to be British. While all that attend get a real sense of pride over the talent that we produce as a country, the most celebrated are the award winners, and so we take a look at the nominees for 2009...
While we're used to seeing Karl Lagerfeld and his team transform the Grand Palais in Paris for spectacular catwalk shows, we can't wait to see what team Sonia Rykiel and H&M pull out, as they transform the magical setting into a 'fantasy Paris'. The Grand Palais will be morphed into a fairytale in time for the launch of Sonia Rykiel pour H&M on the 1st of December, and will even include a spectacular 25-30 metre Eiffel Tower and oversized poodles and rabbits, enhancing the fairytale, movie-like experience of the launch. We can't wait to see the final outcome - now all we need is a Prince Charming to sweep us off our feet and take us by horse and carriage to Paris, come December.
Last week, Grazia's hunt for the UK and Ireland's most fabulously dressed, style mavens was finally over. Having pounded the pavements (in heavy duty heels, of course) of eleven cities since July, including Glasgow, Leeds, Dublin, Manchester, to name but a few, it seems the wait is finally over. The finalists were chosen from hundreds of entrants, by a panel consisting of Grazia's fashion team, Very.co.uk and us the readers, too. The ladies seemed to tick every box and we saw a variety of looks ranging from vintage-inspired outfits, to colour blocking, to quirky styles, to uber glam and groomed and lots more.
The winners not only received the title of winner of style hunter award for that particular city, they also got to walk off with a seriously celebrity-worthy goody bag filled with treats from the likes of Daisy Jewellery, Calming Pink, Beauty Slave, Makebelieve Beauty, Timex, Calvin Klein and Butter. We just can't decide which outfit we liked best, but all eleven looks will definitely serve as some sort of look book of inspiration, for the up coming party season. We have chosen a random selection of photos of the finalists, for you to peruse. Head over to graziadaily.co.uk to see all 69 finalists and all 11 winners. Enjoy!