The above image is said to have been snapped at an internal presentation of the ads in Paris a few weeks ago and so far so good. The bright purple and dark red lips work beautifully against her much loved alabaster skin and red hair.
Despite the fact that I don't have them half as often as my body probably needs, I've always loved having a good massage. After attending a week-long intensive fitness camp press trip last summer, I decided to swap the usual relaxing style for a sports massage and while it did hurt, after a few days my body definitely thanked me for it.
But there lies the problem. Generally speaking, you have to choose between going for full-on relaxation or something more intensive that actually hits those tense spots. Luckily, though, The Metropolitan London's signature Como Shambhala massage delicately balances both elements.
COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, their in-house spa, is located on the second floor of the much-loved hotel (Nichole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton were there the last time I stayed) and is open for both guests and non-residents of the hotel. The minimalist decor and relaxing music instantly transport you to a different place, far from the pressures and strains of every day life and the hustle and bustle around the hotel's central location. On arrival you are instantly greeted with a homemade cup of ginger and honey tea, specially made each day by the chefs downstairs to help relax you before the treatment. To get a flavour of what they had to offer, I opted for their signature Shambhala massage.
The 25 year-old, who was shot by Mario Testino, appears sporting the brand's signature trench much in the same way as she did in the last campaign. While the campaign doesn't seem to differ much from the last one, the brand was of the opinion that the debut was so successful that there was no need to do something different.
Just like the clothes, the beauty looks at the couture shows are known for being elaborate and decorative but at the Chanel show yesterday, the beauty looks were a lot more low-key and accessible.
At the couture show last season it was all about inky blues and silvers and this season that was developed but instead of continuing the blue, eyes were lined with a black kohl intense eye pencil and lashings of mascara teamed with a silver metallic eyeshadow on the lids and underneath. The dramatic punk-like hair that Sam McKnight created last season gave way for a more every-day achievable look, as models came down the runway with bone straight here that were left to hand down loosely.
When Natasha Poly was announced as the new spokesperson for L'Oréal back in February the general thought was that it was about time. When it comes to paying your dues, Poly has more than done that over the past 10 years having starred in campaigns for everyone from Gucci to Jil Sander and walked for everyone that matters. Bagging a big cosmetics deal, then, was a natural progression.
Recently this image of the model appearing in her first ad for their Elnett Satin hair spray was released and to mark the occasion, the brand has also released a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot. Talking to the camera Poly explained that despite her long career, it's only now that she feels like she's made it. 'I've been doing modelling for almost ten years and I've worked so hard to reach this moment,' she said. 'My dream came true. I've reached a point where I can actually send a message to people, saying to them, 'You're worth it - we're worth it.'
We've known that Kristen Stewart will front the campaign for Balenciaga's latest fragrance for a while but until now, the brand has keep quiet about the details.
Today WWD reports that the scent, which is set to drop in September, is called Florabotanica and the campaign has already been shot by Steven Meisel and sees the actress appear wearing a floral dress.
Talking to the title the 22 year-old revealed that fragrances were not something she was ever interested in until she smelt the scent. 'I'm very lucky that I like the fragrance, because I would have done anything with [Balenciaga designer Nicholas Ghesquière]...and I'm a terrible liar,' she revealed. 'There is something natural about it...it's very alive. I think as a young person wearing it - considering that I've never worn a scent - it kind of puts you on this level of, like, 'Whoa, check me out'.'
The beauty looks at Chanel's Paris-Bombay Métiers d'Art show back in December had us all talking for weeks and now the brand have decided to help you recreate the looks by launching a limited-edition Bombay Express make-up collection.
'We wanted to create an almond-shaped black kohl eye - a graphic interpretation of an iconic Indian beauty ideal,' Peter Phillips, creative director of Chanel make-up, told Vogue.com about the make-up looks in the show. 'I kept the focus on the eyes, and achieved a matte pitch black make-up result by using a new shade of Illusion d'Ombre called Nirvana. I used Le Crayon Khôl in Black for the eyes and Mascara Inimitable Intense in Black on the lashes.'
The line, which dropped in Selfridges yesterday, features everything from gold powders that will be perfect for giving your skin a summer glow, to long wear luminous eyes shadows.
Nicole Richie has been keeping busy. Last month she confirmed that she's working with Macy's on a capsule collection and back in October she revealed that she's been working on a debut fragrance and this week the first image of the bottle was released.
The scent, which is in partnership with TPR and is set to hit stores in September, was apparently inspired by her mother's layered scents when she was a child. 'I have a very traditional Southern mom - you never left the house without lotion,' she told WWD. 'Over her lotion went oil and perfume - she was very put together from head to toe. It wasn't just a one-dimensional smell - there were many different layers' As far as her own scent goes, the smell is a combination of blackberry and Seville orange, along with lily of the valley, sandalwood and Moroccan rose.
'Gossip Girl' may be over but Blake Lively already has a string of movies in the work and that's not all. Today Gucci confirmed that the 24-year old will front the campaign for their new fragrance, Gucci Première.
'Gucci is a staple. It is a brand I have always looked up to because to me it represents strength,' the actress told WWD. 'In their designs, in their images, in what they stand for philanthropically, and especially in their fragrance. I couldn't be more proud to be working with Gucci and its heart, Frida.'
If you loved Daphne Groeneveld's Dior Addict campaign, you'll be pleased to know that the brand has just released a short video shot by Jonas Ackerlund to promote the fragrance. The short video starts off on the beach while the model dances away to 'I Love You, Ono' before she makes her way into a town and dances on a bar in a cafe.
Video campaigns to support print ads is something that more and more brands are doing. As you'll remember, Yves Saint Laurent released that video featuring Eniko Mihalik a while back to support their pre-season collection and it worked and helped contextualise the collection. In the past few months Elie Saab have followed suit and in February Longchamp booked Coco Rocha to show off her best dance moves in a video to promote their bag collection.