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Rihanna Unveils Second Armani Line

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Fashion Designers,

Rihanna for ArmaniRihanna has captured the "essence" of Armani perfectly with her second collection for the fashion house.

The "Rude Boy" hitmaker has teamed with Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani Underwear once again and the company are delighted with her designs. "Rihanna is a great artist. She has personality, charisma and energy, and has been a pleasure to work with. She captures the young and contemporary essence of Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans perfectly," Giorgio Armani said.

The latest collections from Rihanna - who has been the fact of both labels for the past two seasons - includes four t-shirts, three denim pieces, a boiler suit, shorts, shoes, a canvas bag in two sizes and a leather jacket for Armani Jeans, while there is also a selection of matching sets for Emporio Armani Underwear.

Rihanna has previously spoken of her desire to have her own fashion line, admitting she wants to be taken seriously as a designer rather than simply endorse a range of products: "I'm really pursuing a fashion line of my own. I want to design. "This is also a road that I want to earn it. So I'm working with designers. Designers that I respect, and [fashion] companies that I respect. I want people to really trust me before I just say 'Buy it, because it's mine.'"


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Prince William’s ‘Deeply Romantic’ Wedding

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Weddings, Child Stars,

Fredrick Windsor and wife Sophie WinklemanThe wedding of Britain's Prince William and Duchess Catherine was "deeply romantic."

Actress Sophie Winkleman - who is married to William's cousin Lord Fredrick Windsor - was very impressed with how well the couple coped tying the knot in such a hugely public way: "I don't know how it managed to capture the feeling of amazing love when it was such a stunningly impressive global occasion but it did. It really was deeply romantic."

Despite her husband's regal background, Sophie insists her spouse's family have been very "welcoming" towards her: "When I went to my first formal occasion, I was definitely wobbly, but the whole family has been very welcoming and warm. And let's face it - all families are pretty complicated."

Sophie admitted she feels "saved" by fashion house Armani as she can always rely on their creations when she has to attend formal events: "Armani saved me. Very fashiony things I can't cope with and I don't know if they suit me, but classic stuff tends to work. Armani clothes are beautifully cut and vey imaginative in their own way but they don't wear you."


Items Du Jour: Japan Infiltrates Givenchy, Natalie’s Ring, and Lazy Lagerfeld

Natalie Portman's Engagement Ring-- Riccardo Tisci borrowed a little inspiration from the East for Givenchy's Spring 2011 couture collection, which was modeled by an exclusively Asian cast. Like last year (much to many celebrities' dismay, I'm sure), Tisci limited the guest list to wealthy serious buyers.

-- Don't you wish you could vote Miuccia Prada into office? Well, the designer says that a life of politics is not out of the question.

-- A touch of Playboy bunny, a dash of Pirates of the Caribbean, and a sprinkle of Katy Perry make for Rihanna's upcoming music video for her song, "S&M."

-- Oscar nominee Natalie Portman's fiancé Benjamin Millepied looked to dancer-turned-jewelry designer Jamie Wolf when it came to choosing a one-of-a-kind design for the actress. "We wanted everything about the ring to speak to things that are important to Natalie," Wolf tells InStyle.

-- Who is Karl Lagerfeld's worst critic? Himself! The famed fashion designer tells Vogue that -- despite designing for his own label, Chanel, and Fendi -- he "could do better," and that he is "never pleased" with himself. He then gets pretentious by talking about how he reads pretentious books.

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Red Carpet Fashion: Golden Globes 2011

While the stars were getting elaborately styled for their turn on the red carpet, we were digging out comfortable pjs ... the better to judge them with.

Who glittered and looked glamorous on award night? Who tried to sizzle but fell flat? Let's break down the fashion at the 2011 Golden Globes, and pick our own winners and losers for the night.

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Megan Fox Replaces Lara Stone in Armani Campaign

Megan Fox with Giorgio ArmaniActress-turned-model is the new face of Giorgio Armani Cosmetics.

The stunning actress - who has previously advertised for Emporio Armani underwear and Armani Jeans - will appear in the advertising campaign for the brand later this year, replacing model .

Naturally, Fox was thrilled to be asked: “Mr. Armani is an iconic visionary for all things fashion. I’m honored to be associated with him and part of this campaign.”

The 24-year-old beauty was chosen by the designer because of her striking good looks and engaging personality. “Megan embodies the spirit of the women of today: free, confident and seductive. Her beautiful features reveal femininity, sensuality and strength,” a spokesperson said.

The beauty campaign was photographed by Craig McDean, with make-up by Linda Cantello.


Items Du Jour: Karl on Gossip Girl, Dita Von Teese For JPG

Blake Lively and Karl Lagerfeld—Fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin recently shot Daria Werbowy for Yves Saint Laurent. The pair explain the appeal of women like her and Raquel Zimmerman: they’re—gasp—women.

—Megan Fox impresses her boss Giorgio by wearing an Armani Prive dress for her wedding in Hawaii. The gown had a 16ft train and was surprisingly neither black nor red and was rather conservative compared to her usual red carpet fare.

—Karl Lagerfeld was seen strolling around Paris with Gossip Girl star Blake Lively, sparking rumors that the designer is to appear on the show. He is after

world

commercial domination, after all…

—Muse and couture collector Daphne Guinness was spotted hopping onto a motorcycle as she left Chanel’s couture fashion show yesterday. Yes, she wore shorts under her lavish, sparkling gown. Are you surprised?

—David Sims photographs Freja Beha Erichsen, Monika Jagaciak and Tati Cotliar for the Valentino Fall 2010 campaign. Continuing with the black-and-white trend, the women also tend to shed more clothes than usual in the series.

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Megan Fox Dazzles in Red at Jonah Hex Premiere

Megan Fox at Jonah Hex premiere

She may claim to be a homebody, but lived up to her sex symbol reputation at the Los Angeles premiere of new movie Jonah Hex last night.

The stunning actress - who is regularly voted one of the world’s sexiest women - wowed onlookers in a custom-designed red silk Giorgio Armani Prive mini-dress which was slashed seductively down to the waist, leaving little to the imagination.

“Megan looked superhot and really was the star of the show. No wonder she has so many male fans all over the world - that Brian Austin Green is one lucky guy!” said one onlooker.


Items Du Jour: Marion Covers Vogue, Megan Fox Strips for Cameras, Miley Gets Ear Ink

Marion Cotillard on July's Vogue—Although Megan Fox has been busy with promotional work for Jonah Hex, the people over at Armani didn’t want us to forget that the brunette actress is still their lingerie model. Piggybacking

In light of her publicity, the group has released one of her ads, expected to appear in major cities around July.

—French actress Marion Cotillard graces the July cover of Vogue looking fabulous (when doesn’t she?).

—Katy Perry’s Daisy Dukes from her “California Gurls” video have been the talk of the town lately. You’re easily able to snatch up a pair of the Diesel shorts for $160 a pop; however, you’ll have to glue the crystals yourself. Oh, the pitfalls of not being famous…

—Everyone’s favorite teen mess singer Miley Cyrus got a new tattooon her ear. It reads, “Love.”

—Mark Fast’s Topshop collection doesn’t hit stores until July 7th, but at least we can take a look at the dresses ahead of time.

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Armani Designs Alicia Keys Costumes

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Fashion Designers, News,

Sketches of Armani's creation for AliciaGiorgio Armani has designed ’ tour outfits.

The legendary designer created a custom-made wardrobe for the “Empire State Of Mind” singer for the European leg of her “Element of Freedom” concerts, which started last month. The items of clothing include a military leather jacket with crocodile print detailing, a one-shoulder silk chiffon gown in dark grey with intricate beading, and a stunning little black dress, complete with a cascade ruffle.  All the outfits are decorated with Swarovski crystals, sequins and beading.

Alicia and Giorgio have been friends for a long time and enjoy working together. Talking about her relationship with the fashion legend, Alicia has previously said:

“My friendship with Giorgio Armani happened early on. He started sending me clothes and then we began working more closely for big events. The first major dress we designed together was for the Grammys in 2006. It was a fully beaded black Privee dress that weighed about a ton, but once it was on, it felt just gorgeous. When Giorgio fits me, he comes in like a magician and twirls around me three or four times, checking which bits need pulling in and what should be taken out. He’s totally, completely involved, and he’s very gentle - I think he just loves women. I keep all the dresses that he makes for me. Many define special moments in my life and career, and I figure, eventually, I will work out what I want to do with them all.”


Armani LCD HDTV

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, HDTV,

Armani TV

Designer Giorgio Armani isn’t satisfied with a mere cell phone that features his name. He and Samsung presented his premium 120Hz full at the Milan International Furniture Fair going on this week. Claiming that the inspiration came from his new 2008/09 Armani/Casa Home Furnishings Collection, the television comes in 46 and 52-inch models. Apparently his Brahms tea table was specifically designed to hold the TV. No price is available as yet, but we are still figuring out which came first, the TV or the table?

 

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