March 29, 2013

PRADA Candy L'Eau by Wes Anderson and Roman Copola with Léa Seydoux, Peter Gadiot and Rodolphe Pauly

Prada was making us quite curious by releasing previews of their campagne advert for the 'Prada Candy' fragrance.
Léa Seydoux is starred in Prada's first Prada Candy campagnefilm in 2011 and now she also stars in the new   film for its new fragrance, Prada Candy L'Eau.
Léa has the roll of Candy, and the actors Peter Gadiot and Rodolphe Pauly (Julius and Jim) are trying to win her heart.
It's a very romantic and quite quirky film.
Take a look at the short film by Wes Anderson and Roman Copola above!

- Samiya Cusman
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Sky Ferreira by Terry Richardson

Sky Ferreira is not just your sing/songwriter, the Cali born chick has been on/in more than 4 magazines and has done 2 different ad campaigns just this year.
And to think that 2013 has started..
And Sky is definitely no stranger to Terry Richardson nor his blog!
Sky Ferreira is dressed very laid-back and youthful as she has simply an oversized vintage basketball jersey on and stockings.
And she wears a ski mask occasionally.
Continue reading for all the images.

- Samiya Cusman

March 28, 2013

M.A.C Spring 2013 Inspired by Cupcakes!

Besides being known as a top notch cosmetic line, M.A.C is also very known for their creativeness for their differeent collections.
For their latest collection M.A.C was inspired by cupcakes, who doesn't love these delicious treats?!
The collection consisting of paint pots, pastel lipsticks, face powders and lip-glosses are called 'Baking Beauties'.
It's perfect for Spring and very feminine,
The products are coming out this Spring and in The Netherlands it's availlable from May 2013 exclusively in 'de Bijenkorf'.

- Samiya Cusman
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March 27, 2013

Disneyland Paris' 20th Anniversary Runway Show

As you might know, Disneyland Paris is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.
For that occasion Disneyland asked eight European designers to dress their iconic characters in some lovely designs.
Minnie Mouse hosted the runway event dressed in a dress by Lanvin's Alber Elbaz.
Sleeping Beauty, Minnie Mouse, Snow White and the Lion King were the themes given to the designers.
Take a look at the fashionshow with the designs of Luisa Beccaria, Alber Elbaz, Jean-Paul Knott, Philip Treacy, Alexander Terekhov, SISTER by SIBLING and Olcay Gulsen above.

- Samiya Cusman
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March 25, 2013

Candice Swanepoel by Mario Vivanco for Vogue España April 2013

Mario Vivanco captured Candice Swanepoel for the April issue of Vogue España.
The editorial, 'Tan Sexy' is giving you a 90's feeling
I really like the styling for the editorial, the hair and the make-up, it's very fresh yet it looks absolutely gorgeous!
The styling, hair and make-up for the cover is also kept very simple as she dons a bandeau, paired with a highwaisted black jean and a messy bun.
The South-african beauty is a 'Dulce Tentacion' as she shows 'mucha piel' in vintage high-waisted shorts with crop tops.
Continue reading for the cover and the whole editorial.

- Samiya Cusman

March 22, 2013

Natural Beauty by James Houston with Irina Shayk, Anja Rubik, Emma Watson, Christy Turlington and more!

The New York based photographer and activist James Houston newest project 'Natural Beauty' is releasing soon.
'Natural Beauty' is a beautiful photographic book and event series were some leading models and celebrities will be featured in.
Christy Turlington, Emma Watson, Brook Shields, Elle Macpherson, Anja Rubik, Irina Shayk are a few of the many models and celebs featured in the 120-page-book.
The project is in collaboration with MILK Studio and will raise awareness for the environement and sustainable living with the proceeds from the booksales and supporting initative benefitting Global Green USA.

Irina Shayk was very delighted to work with James Houston as she says this on her facebookpage; ''It was a great honor to work with James Houston on this important and beautiful project to aid in the quest to encourage environmental awareness. The web series will soon launch, but please have a look at the trailer now for a peek of what’s to come!''

The book will be released in the late spring of 2013 and a exhibition in New York city will follow in April.
You can pre-order the Natural Beauty on Amazon here.

Continue reading for some images. And see the trailer above.

- Samiya Cusman

March 21, 2013

Beyoncé is the Face of H&M's Summer 2013 Campaign!

Image of Beyoncé is the Face of H&M's 2013 Summer Campaign
Beyoncé is officially announced as the face H&M's Summer 2013 Campaign.
Inez & Vinoodh captured the superstar the beautiful Bahamas.
The ''Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter in H&M'' campaign will be revealed soon with her upcoming track ''Standing on the Sun'' as background music for the ad.
''It was a beautiful shoot on a tropical island. It felt more lik making a video than commercial'', where B's words about the campaign.
The head of design of H&M, Ann-Sofie Johansson says that B is wearing the H&M musthaves you'll be needing for the warm summer in the campaign.
But the thing what makes this campaign and its items special is that Beyoncé also was in charge of the designs which ensures that the items have her personal style.
And also that 25% of all the proceeds will go to WaterAid.

The collection is expected to hit stores in May.

- Samiya Cusman
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March 19, 2013

Asset Management Vogue US April 2013 by Craig McDean

Craig McDean captured an eclectic cast of models for Vogue US's April 2013 issue.
The models Fei Fei Sun, Doutzen Kroes, Jasmine Tookes, Kasia Struss and Hilary Rhoda show off their best physical feature of their body.
Jasmin emphatize her petite waist and divine décolletage in a Alexander McQueen jacket and belt while Fei Fei's welt sculpt swan-like neck is drawing your attention instead of her milky skin in the Alexander Wang top with the fishline detail.
''A romantic bouffant skirt becomes something stronger when paired with a cropped sun shirt''. And this look   of Rochas shows of Hilary's beautiful core perfectly!
Kasia is prances her never-ending legs in an a-symetrical ruffled Balenciaga skirt with a Tees by Tina white turtleneck top.
On the other hand, Doutzen is showing us two of her many great physical features in this editorial.
She is wearing an Asian inspired red Emilio Pucci dress which shows of her sculpted back.
On the other page Doutzen wears a Victoria Beckham white second skin dress where her signature dangerous arms are coming out perfectly!
In that picture Doutzen's face reminds me of Kate Moss'.
Continue reading to see all the images!

- Samiya Cusman

March 18, 2013

Beyoncé - Bow Down/I Been On

Beyoncé has just a released the first new song from the sessions leading up to her still upcoming fifth solo album
''Bow Down/I Been On'' is not what you call a typical Beyoncé song.
The song is produced by Hit Boy, who also has worked on Jay Z and Kanye's 'Watch the Throne'.
Queen B incorporates her southern roots as she say 'H-Town B*tches' a several times in her song.
I'm liking this song, it show us a Beyoncé that we're not used to all though I think the song should end after 1:15 because I have no idea what that should be..
I would also like share with you guys that starting from the 1th of July Google Reader will not be available.
Which means that you're not able to read my blog through Google Reader.
Look below for the Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin' links where you can follow me to stay up to date.

Listen to the new song above and tell me what you think be commenting below, everyone can comment!

- Samiya Cusman
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March 17, 2013

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2013 Fashion Film by James Lima and Katie Grand

James Lima and the editor in chief of Love Magazine, Katie Grand have shot a fashion film for the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2013 Women's Collection designed by Marc Jacobs.
The film includes shome footage backstage of the show which was in Paris for the Paris Fashion Week.
Edie Campbell, Isabeli Fontana, Cara Delevingne, Georgia May Jagger, Lily McMenamy, Magdalena Frackowiak and our Dutch Saskia de Brauw were playing a French women who enjoys the nightlife.
Katie Grand said that for the collection she and Marc Jacobs wanted to create a collection for a Française (a French women) who loves the French nightlife.
The models wander around the dark streets of Pont Neuf at night.
Strip down in front of mysterious cars, hanging out by the car windows and step in.
Take a look at video above.

-Samiya Cusman
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Olcay Gulsen Designs for Disney

For their 20th anniversary Disneyland Paris requested designers from different countries to design an exclusive outfit based on a famous Disney Icon.
Olcay Gulsen has got honor to represent The Netherlands.
Disney assigned her the movie The Lion King, one of the most beautiful Disney movies, says Olcay.
Besides Olcay Gulsen, Alber Elbaz (France) , Jean-Paul Knott, (Belgium), Custo Barcelona (Spain), Luisa Beccaria (Italy), MICHALSKY (Germany), Sister by Sibling (UK), Alexander Terekhov (Russia) and Philip Treacy (Ireland) also were asked to design an outfit for other icons.

''Our outfit is inspired by the pure innocence of the African nature; a place in harmony with all animals.
The strong silhouette of the dress, with the angular skirt with ruffles and rich golden print embody the majestic Lion King,'' say Olcay about her design.
See her design above.

On the 23th of March all the designs will be revealed in Disneyland Paris with a catwalkshow.

- Samiya Cusman

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March 14, 2013

Victoria's Secret Swim 2013: Rays, Red-Hot Suits & Rihanna

Victoria's Secret has released their fourth and last video of the Angels & Artists series.
In their fourth and final video of the Angels & Artists series the Angels Behati Prinsloo and Erin Heatherton are wearing the latest arrivals from Victoria's Secret Swim 2013 collection.
The soundtrack to this video is Rihanna's 'Stay' featuring Mikky Ekko.
The first three video soundtracks were provided by Bruno Mars, Maroon 5 and Justin Bieber.
Take a look above for the final addition to the Victoria's Secret Swim 2013 Angels & Artists Series.

- Samiya Cusman

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March 13, 2013

The EU Bans Make-Up Tested on Animals!

Many make-up brands use ingredients for their products which are tested on animals.
Yes, not a nice thought right? So the EU (The European Union) has decided to ban cosmetic products which contain ingredients tested on animals.
Consumers are unlikely going to notice the changes because the products containing ingredients that where tested on animals before the ban can remain on the shelves.
The new 'cruelty-free' cosmetic products who will be added to collections in stores soon.

Great news for the animals isn't!

- Samiya Cusman

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Designers Diet Coke Bottles by Marc Jacobs!

I've showed you the cans Marc Jacobs designed for Diet Coke.
But now I can show you the designs for the bottles! Click here to see the cans.
Marc Jacobs is stepping into the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld and Jean-Paul Gaultier who've also designed for Diet Coke.
The designs were inspired by the 80's, 90's and 00's because of the 30th anniversary of Diet Coke.
The three bottles were announced as 'J'aime les années 90' (I love the 90's) at an event in London.
You can buy the bottles within a month in selected European shops.

- Samiya Cusman
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March 12, 2013

Lana Del Rey for L'Officiel Paris

The amazing singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey covers the April 2013 issue of L'Officiel Paris.
Lana is wearing Ralph Lauren Collection as she was captured by Nicole Nodland and styled by Vanessa Bellugeon.
Inside the magazine Lana Del Rey is seen wearing Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Saint Laurent and more.
Continue reading for the images of the shoot which emphasizes the passionate and classic Spanish Style.

- Samiya Cusman

DJ Sunnery James on the first of Cover of Grazia Man!

The Dutch DJ Sunnery James is featured on the first ever cover of  'Grazia Man.
Yesterday was the unveiling of the cover in Amsterdam. 
'Grazia Man' will appear twice a year, besides the Netherlands, Australia also has a special edition just for men.
''I'm a music lover. It's great enough that I've come so far with spinning records. But being a covermodel is the hardest thing I've done so far.'' said Sunnery about his first cover.
He has gained more respect for his wife, dutch Supermodel, Doutzen Kroes.
Take a look at the cover above.
The first edition of 'Grazia Man' will be available in stores on the 19th of March.

- Samiya Cusman

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March 10, 2013

Constance Jablonski for Harper's Bazaar US April 2013 by Nathaniel Goldberg

The French model Constance Jablonski is captured by Nathaniel Goldberg for Harper's Bazaar US April 2013.
In ''The Shape of the Season'' Constance is wearing clothes in the mix of feminine and  masculine.
Covering the trends of the upcoming season with the designs of Celiné, Hérmes, Stella McCartney and more.
Continue reading see a few of the trends.

- Samiya Cusman

March 9, 2013

Polaroids of Models: Raw Beauty

Joan SmallsModel polaroids from 'Wild Things' by Douglas Perrett of COACD
If you're a faithful reader you might know that I'm 'obsessed' over models!
I know so many names in the business, names I've never heard of last year.
And many people who have zero interest in the models or the business are quite judgmental.
They mostly think that models aren't pretty without their make-up, I'm gonna proof you wrong.
When agencies consider to hire a model they take some Polaroids of them.
The models are captured, clothed or in bikini/underwear (never nude)
The dressed version gives an idea of how clothes would on a model.
The undressed version is intended to give you a closer look to the shape and form.
You can't have make-up on and the pictures are never edited.
So you can see the beauty in a model.

Continue reading to see some Polaroids of my favorite models.

- Samiya Cusman

Joan Smalls

Model polaroids from 'Wild Things' by Douglas Perrett of COACD
Model polaroids from 'Wild Things' by Douglas Perrett of COACD
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March 8, 2013

Models I Adore: Shanina Shaik

Shanina Shaik is a gorgeous mixed Aussie beauty, she was born to a mother of Lithuanian descent who also has Aussie genes and a father of Pakistani, Indian and Saudi Arabian descent.
The exotic beauty has drawn my attention since I've seen the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011.
''Who is this gorgeous Adriana Lima look-a-like'' was what I was thinking the whole time.
But just a few months ago, when I watched the show again, I spotted Shanina again at the VSFS 2012 and just had to know more about her.
I became a fan of the 5 ft 8 tall model after doing some research and now she's such an inspiration!
My favorite features of Shanina are her eyes, cheekbones, hair and skin and she also has an amazing body!

March 7, 2013

Rihanna for ELLE UK!

Rihanna is gracing not one, not two, but four different covers for the April 2013 issue of ELLE UK!

Mariano Vivanco captured the pop singer Rihanna for her Elle UK April cover story as well as the four (!) covers.
The beauty from Barbados is wearing different pieces of Maison Martin Margiela, Prada and more.

The cover where she's wearing a white tank and a black mask is my favorite!
Rihanna confesses her desires of becoming a mommy, saying ''I will have a child''.
Continue reading for the covers and cover story and click on the covers to view the images.

- Samiya Cusman

March 6, 2013

Doutzen Kroes, Joan Smalls, Kati Necher, Daria Strokous and Saskia de Brauw in 'Powerful Faces' by Daniele & Iango for Vogue Korea March 2013

Doutzen Kroes, Joan Smalls, Kati Nescher,Daria Strokous and Saskia de Brauw are 'Powerful Faces'!
For the March 2013 Daniele & Iango captured a group of amazing models who indeed have Powerful Faces.
Doutzen is also featured on the cover of this issue.
Continue reading for the ediotial and cover.

- Samiya Cusman

March 5, 2013

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for L'Officiel Hommes by Nick Knight

As you might have seen on my facebookpage  Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are on the cover of L'Officiel Hommes.
Nick Knight captured the two for the magazine and posed nude for the Cover.
In the spread inside the French magazine Kim and Kanye share kisses pose seductively for the camera.
Continue reading for the images

- Samiya Cusman

March 4, 2013

Miranda Kerr's TV Advert as the Face of MANGO!

As you might know by now, Miranda Kerr is the nw face of Mango's Spring/Summer '13 campaign.
The Spanish retailer has now revealed their tv ad.
Like the print images, the video is shot by Inez and Vinoodh.
Aussie model Miranda is presenting the main trends for this upcoming season.
Watch the video above!

- Samiya Cusman

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Kate Moss by Terry Richardson!

Icon Kate Moss took a visit at Terry Richardson's studio!
Wearing an awesome leopard printed coat a black shirt with a black skinnny and black boots.
Continue reading for all the images!

- Samiya Cusman

March 3, 2013

Victoria's Secret Swim 2013 Catalog!

Finally, it's getting warmer! Spring is right around the corner and before you know it, you're enjoying the sun in the summer!
You can't start looking for the best swimwear too early.
But for now, Victoria's Secret Swim Catalog 2013 is making us long even more for the summer.
The VS Angels and Models, Candice Swanepoel, Gracie Carvalho, Barbara Palvin, Karlie Kloss, Behati Prinsloo and Magdalena Frackowiack are wearing push-up, bandeau and halter bikini styles.
The latest catalog is shot in the beautiful Tulum, Mexico.

Victoria's Secret offers you the best selection of ensembles that come in versatile designs decorated with the must have prints and shades of the season.
Pair the right style with your silhouette and make sure you do your best to be a beach beauty with a seductress swimwear.

Continue reading for the looks and if you're eager to shop, click here.

- Samiya Cusman

Shanina Shaik for Harper's Bazaar Australia March 2013

'Finishing School' Shanina Shaik by Simon Lekias for Harper’s Bazaar Australia
Shanina Shaik is featured the March issue of Harper's Bazaar Australia.
Simon Lekias captured the Australian beauty for the editorial called ''Finishing School''.
''Against a Black-and-white wardrobe, extras take a bold lurn. Pite on the pearls, bag, some bijoux and say yes to excess.''
Shanina is looking magnificent as always in this quite dark editorial.
She's wearing pieces of Prada, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and more.
Continue reading for the whole editorial.

- Samiya Cusman

March 2, 2013

Rihanna on Four Covers for ELLE UK!

Rihanna is gracing not one, not two, but four different covers for the April 2013 issue of ELLE UK!
She's wearing graphic blue-and-white Prada pieces in one of the covers and Louis Vuitton on the other.
The cover where she's wearing a white tank and a black mask is my favorite!
Rihanna confesses her desires of becoming a mommy, saying ''I will have a child''.
The intriguing interview will be released very soon.
You can pickup the magazine(s) on the 6th of March, also Rihanna's collection will be released on the 5th of March.
Take a look below for all the covers and click on the images for a bigger size.

Which one is your favorite?

- Samiya Cusman



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March 1, 2013

Cara Delevingne the New Face of Burberry's Body Tender Campaign

Cara Delevingne suits up in one of Burberry's iconic trenchcoat as she was captured none other than by the famed fashion photographer, Mario Testino, in front of the Thames River.
It's her first campaign for a fragrance.
She is stepping into the footsteps of her fellow Brit supermodel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as she smolders in the campaign for 'Body Tender'.
Burberry BODY Tender is part of the Burberry BODY Collection, Rosie HW is currently still the face of that collections.
Take a look at the advert above.

- Samiya Cusman

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The New Icons by H&M

H&M introduces Daphne Groeneveld, Joan Smalls, Liu Wen and Lindsey Wixson as 'The New Icons'.
The models are starring in their new campaign, which will be launched in the begin of April.
I can't wait for that collection to come out!
Click on the images below toget to know the models!

- Samiya Cusman

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