Things are pretty good for Georgia May Jagger right now. Recently the British model was confirmed as the new face of Madonna's Material Girl world and of course, she was amongst the line-up of models that appeared in the Olympics closing ceremony, and it doesn't end there. This week she was confirmed as the face of the new Just Cavalli fragrance.
'Roberto Cavalli is a great designer. The Just Cavalli brand is very sexy, young and cool,' she said in a statement. 'Each collection is very contemporary and colourful; it is clearly for the younger girl who wants to have a trendy look. It is the first fragrance that I have ever done so it is a huge honour.' While it may be her first fragrance campaign, Jagger isn't new to beauty campaigns after serving as the face of Rimmel London for the past few years after replacing Kate Moss.
The look of a best selling fragrance today generally comes with Justin Bieber's face sprawled across the front or any other celebrity at the moment but interestingly, that's all changed. Big movie franchises seem to be getting in on the action too and at the moment, this new 007 James Bond fragrance is cleaning up, figuratively that is.
According to sources, the fragrance for men, which launched at Harrods with as a worldwide exclusive on August 15, sold out by the bank holiday weekend and is currently selling at the department store at a rate of one every four minutes. Not too shabby, eh? If you're amongst the queue of men waiting to get your hands on the £32 bottle, don't fret because the fragrance is about to launch nationwide on September 19.
Nicole Richie is doing it all. Aside from working on her three fashion lines, she's also in the midst of promoting her soon-to-launch collection for Macy's and now, the campaign for her debut fragrance has just dropped too.
As I recently reported the fragrance, which is said to be a combination of 'blackberry and Seville orange, along with lily of the valley, sandalwood and Moroccan rose', hits stores in September and the campaign was shot by Anthony Mandler. 'I always shy away from anything that's too girly, but I consider myself a feminine girl,' Richie said after shooting the campaign. 'Anthony knows how to shoot something and make it feminine and sexy. but no so in-your-face girly,' and she's right. While the campaign does feel feminine, it's done in a sensual way.
When you hear the word Blackberry, what springs to mind? It's the phone, no? With that the case, it's easy to forget that before the phone came into our lives we all thought of Blackberry as the berry but that's all changing as Jo Malone London have decided to celebrate it in all of it's glory in their latest fragrance, Blackberry & Bay, which hits shelves in September.
As you know, I'm a big fan of their fragrances but this one is particularly special because it's the perfect middle ground between summer lightness, without feeling to citrusy, and the deeper tones that I love so much making it the perfect go-to scent all year around. Expect a deep burst of blackberry juice as the foundation combined with refreshing notes of grapefruit and just-gathered bay resting on a brambly base of vetiver and cedarwood.
Right now I'm layering it with the brand's plum blossom scent that I still can't get enough of but as always, you can easily blend it with any of their other fragrances to make sure you get the perfect personalised smell for you.
Despite the fact that the news of Kristen Stewart's affair with film director Rupert Sanders has been public knowledge for a few weeks now, it's a story that just won't disappear. That wasn't helped by the fact that RPat had his first post-announcement interview yesterday on the Daily Show. But despite all of the negative attention surrounding her, things are still all good for KStew.
Yesterday rumours began to circulate that the actress had been dropped by Balenciaga as the face of their upcoming fragrance, Florabotanica, after the Twilight star was notably absent in the scent's campaign video but the reports are false. Today the brand told Grazia Daily that she is still very much the face of the fragrance and the controversy hasn't impacted on their relationship. The video that was released was actually an internal one and not a TV commercial as people had initially thought.
It's as though Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have heard what we've all been talking about all these years. While the brand has always been a red carpet favourite, you can pretty much forget getting in on the action if you don't have pockets deep enough to pay the four figure starting prices. Thankfully, though, that will change with the launch of their upcoming affordable line and following on with that new accessibility, soon you'll be able to get the Marchesa smell too.
Last week WWD unveiled the bottle for their debut fragrance, Parfume d'Extase. 'Eveningwear evokes an emotion, and this scent does the same thing,' Chapman told the title. So if you think of iris, young violet leaves and freesia when you think of their gowns, you won't be disappointed, as they are the top notes that the fragrance includes. 'We didn't want anything too sweet. Georgina and I don't like perfumes that can smell sort of sickly, so that was very important when we were going through the process.'
Fragrance deals have long been the bread and butter for many a brand along with accessories lines, and Issac Mizrahi is the latest designer to tap into it.
WWD confirmed that the designer is set to launch his debut fragrance, Fabulous, which is the first product to be released from his new beauty licencing deal with The Cloudbreak Group. 'I've worked on other fragrance ideas before but this is the first time I'm actually launching one. I feel like if you get married too young, it rarely works out. It's the same thing with this - you get really very few changes at [creating a scent. You have to get it right,' he told the title. 'There has to be care taken. That's what all these years of experience have brought to this. I really want it to mean something and be special. Good perfumes are more cultural than product.'
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.
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.
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'.'