Uniqlo Launches the Carine Roitfeld x UNIQLO Capsule Collection, Now In Stores

UNIQLO launched the much-anticipated Carine Roitfeld x UNIQLO capsule collection today Thursday, October 29 at the UNIQLO store in Le Marais in Paris. The collection is now available at select UNIQLO stores worldwide and online at a dedicated collection e-commerce website. The line, made in collaboration with fashion industry leader, Carine Roitfeld, offers ultra-feminine and sophisticated wardrobe pieces designed for the modern woman who expects her clothes work in all circumstances.

Carine Roitfeld x UNIQLO offers a choice of coats and jackets with impeccable cuts, worked mesh pieces, printed cashmere tops leopard and other silk blouses and very fitting skirts and pants.

Carine Roitfeld Collection x UNIQLO UNIQLO store in Le Marais. Photo by Jean Picon.

Carine Roitfeld Collection x UNIQLO UNIQLO store in Le Marais. Photo by Jean Picon.

Carine Roitfeld is the founder and editor-in-chief of CR Fashion Book, as well as the Contributing Fashion Director of all international editions of Harper’s Bazaar. During her 10 years as editor of Vogue France, from 2001 to 2011, Roitfeld redefined the rules of fashion and style and hoisted the publication to the rank of “fashion bible” status, constantly pushing the boundaries of the concept of what a monthly fashion magazine should be. Prior to this position, she worked for several years in publishing and fashion design for publications such as Glamour (France), V Magazine, Elle (France) and The Face.

Carine Roitfeld Collection x UNIQLO UNIQLO store in Le Marais. Photo by Jean Picon.

Carine Roitfeld Collection x UNIQLO UNIQLO store in Le Marais. Photo by Jean Picon.

The provocative and supremely talented Carine Roitfeld has always extended her reach beyond the magazines for which she works. Her aesthetic has redefined the image of certain brands through legendary campaigns for Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Chanel and Tom Ford in particular, and changed the codes of clothing by inspiring a generation of women with her iconic style.

Carine Roitfeld Collection x UNIQLO UNIQLO store in Le Marais. Photo by Jean Picon.

Carine Roitfeld Collection x UNIQLO UNIQLO store in Le Marais. Photo by Jean Picon.

Today, armed with her unbridled imagination and his unwavering ability to turn dreams into reality glossy, she continues to put the bar higher by becoming fashion director of international editions of Harper’s Bazaar and directing her own magazine ( her “laboratory of ideas” as she calls it herself), CR Fashion Book, launched in September 2012 with the help of a friend and longtime collaborator, Stephen Gan. The development of the first CR Fashion Book issue was immortalized by director Fabien Constant in a fascinating and successful (and highly enjoyable) documentary Mademoiselle C, released in theaters worldwide in 2013.

Carine Roitfeld Collection x UNIQLO UNIQLO store in Le Marais. Photo by Jean Picon.

Carine Roitfeld Collection x UNIQLO UNIQLO store in Le Marais. Photo by Jean Picon.

Since its launch, the CR Fashion Book has become a showcase for Roitfeld, enabling her to discover and promote countless young designers, photographers and artists, and to further develop her presence in the international fashion arena, asserting her fashion icon status while continuing to work on outside projects. Carine Roitfeld‘s work was the subject of a book entitled Irreverent published by Rizzoli editions in 2011.

Carine Roitfeld’s collection for Fall Winter 2015 season:

Coats and jackets From € 69.90 to € 179.90

Skirts and trousers From € 19.90 to € 59.90

Shirts From € 39.90 to € 69.90

T-shirts and tops From € 19.90 to € 49.90

Sweaters From € 39.90 to € 49.90

Dresses From € 39.90 to € 79.90

Accessories (bags, belts and scarves) From € 19.90 to € 39.90

Tights € 7.90

Dedicated website : http://www.uniqlo.com/carineroitfeld/

amfAR’s CINEMA AGAINST AIDS GALA RAISES A RECORD BREAKING $35 MILLION FOR RESEARCH TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS AND TO HELP FIND A CURE

EVENT SPONSORED BY WORLDVIEW ENTERTAINMENT, BOLD FILMS, BVLGARI, MERCEDES-BENZ and THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY

The 21st annual Cinema Against AIDS raised a record $35 million last night, helping amfAR in its continued fight against HIV/AIDS. The star-studded black-tie event was held at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc and was presented by Worldview Entertainment, Bold Films, and BVLGARI.
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22:  Harvey Weinstein and Heidi Klum speak onstage during amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for amfAR)

CAP D’ANTIBES, FRANCE – MAY 22: Harvey Weinstein and Heidi Klum speak onstage during amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d’Antibes, France. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for amfAR)

CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22:  Dean Caten, Sharon Stone and Dan Caten attend amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/amfAR14/WireImage)

CAP D’ANTIBES, FRANCE – MAY 22: Dean Caten, Sharon Stone and Dan Caten attend amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d’Antibes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/amfAR14/WireImage)

Since amfAR’s late Founding International Chairman Dame Elizabeth Taylor hosted the first Cinema Against AIDS in 1993, the event has become the most coveted ticket in Cannes. Past events have been chaired by amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Sharon Stone, President Bill Clinton, Demi Moore, Sir Elton John, and Madonna, among many others.
Like the epidemic itself, AIDS research knows no borders. amfAR’s programs have had a global reach since 1986, when the Foundation began awarding international grants. Today, amfAR continues to fund HIV/AIDS researchers worldwide and works to translate their research into effective policy, prevention, and treatment programs around the globe.
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22:  (L-R) Eva Herzigova and Sharon Stone speak onstage during amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France.  (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)

CAP D’ANTIBES, FRANCE – MAY 22: (L-R) Eva Herzigova and Sharon Stone speak onstage during amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d’Antibes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)

CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 22:  Kellan Lutz attends amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/amfAR14/WireImage)

CAP D’ANTIBES, FRANCE – MAY 22: Kellan Lutz attends amfAR’s 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala Presented By WORLDVIEW, BOLD FILMS, And BVLGARI at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 22, 2014 in Cap d’Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/amfAR14/WireImage)

Sharon Stone was once again a Chair of the event, along with Harvey Weinstein, amfAR ambassador Milla Jovovich, Heidi Klum, BVLGARI Ambassador Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, Carine Roitfeld, amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole, Bulgari Group Chief Executive Officer Jean-Christophe Babin, amfAR Global Fundraising Ambassador Milutin Gatsby, Michel Litvak, Vincent Roberti, Remo Ruffini, Worldview Entertainment chairman and CEO Christopher Woodrow, and Worldview Entertainment COO Molly Conners.

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CR Fashion Book #3 is Here

CR Fashion Book #3 Covers with Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski, Saville Dorfman and Diogo de Castro Gomes

CR Fashion Book #3 Covers with Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski, Saville Dorfman and Diogo de Castro Gomes

Carine Roitfeld’s bi-annual fashion magazine CR Fashion Book (which has a starring role in the upcoming “Mademoiselle C” documentary) is launching its third issue today and it features the proverbial cast of thousands. Roitfeld enlisted respected photographers and personal pals to give issue Fashion Book #3 something most of the recent Fall issues didn’t have: interesting and bold photo-editorials featuring equally interesting people and inspiring situations. Who would have thought that was possible in New York fashion publishing?

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The cover(s) features a close up shot of Kim Kardashian (seriously looking fabulous in all her pregnant glory!!–and I am not a Kim Kardashian fan) and model Emily Ratajkowski of “Blurred Lines” video fame. Inside there are fashion features shot by Tom Ford, Sebastian Faena and Bruce Weber. Roitfeld herself also photographs for the first time with a tribute to the opera singer Farinelli. (Farinelli was the stage name of Carlo Maria Michelangelo Nicola Broschi, celebrated Italian castrato singer of the 18th century and one of the greatest singers in the history of opera.) Continue reading

2014 S-Class Sets New Standards At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Lincoln Center is abuzz with the start of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (#MBFW) as it gets underway from September 5-12, 2013, with a line-up of over 100 designers showing their spring 2014 Collections.  Among the world’s most renowned designers, Mercedes-Benz is showing an icon of its own – the all-new 2014 S-Class.  A benchmark of automotive

New 2011 3D Mercedes-Benz USA logo. (PRNewsFoto/Mercedes-Benz USA)

New 2011 3D Mercedes-Benz USA logo. (PRNewsFoto/Mercedes-Benz USA)

generations, the S-Class possesses a rare combination of style, luxury and engineering which sets new standards for others to follow.

The S-Class is the main attraction within The House of Mercedes-Benz fashion boutique in the main lobby of Lincoln Center.  Here, the worlds of fashion and automotive design merge as the vehicle’s attributes come to life in a unique retail environment providing guests with a complete sensory experience.  Claire Distenfeld, owner of famed fashion boutique Fivestory and curator of the fashion looks displayed within The House of Mercedes-Benz, explains “As a boutique owner myself, I realize the importance of creating an environment that touches each of the customer’s five senses.  The House of Mercedes-Benz depicts the amazing characteristics of the all-new S-Class in a unique way which appeals to a fashion-minded audience.”

To highlight the first of the five senses and the vehicle’s remarkable stereo camera, giving the car “sight” like never before, Mercedes-Benz and Oregon-based wooden eyewear company Shwood have joined forces to create an exclusive Shwood for Mercedes-Benz Sunglass Collection.  The limited-edition collection will be on display in The House of Mercedes-Benz boutique and is inspired by the illustrious wood accompaniments featured in the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.  The collection will also be on sale for a limited-time only on http://www.shwoodshop.com.

2014 S-Class Sets New Standards At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.  (PRNewsFoto/Mercedes-Benz USA)

2014 S-Class Sets New Standards At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. (PRNewsFoto/Mercedes-Benz USA)

Shwood for Mercedes-Benz Sunglass Collection

Shwood for Mercedes-Benz Sunglass Collection

Shwood for Mercedes-Benz Sunglass Collection

Shwood for Mercedes-Benz Sunglass Collection

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG: FIRST LOOK AT THE FASHION SPRING/SUMMER 2013 PRINT AD CAMPAIGNS

Now that new year has come and gone, in addition to a real winter, we can also expect to see the unveiling of the spring/summer 2013 print ad campaigns from all the international fashion houses. The following is just the first ones out of the gate, which will probably pop up in the February 2013 fashion issues.

Kate Moss in Versace  Spring 2013 Campaign

Kate Moss in Versace Spring 2013 Campaign

Versace’s Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign

Versace’s Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign

Models VEIT COUTURIER, EDWARD WILDING, KACEY CARRIG, KATE MOSS, DARIA WERBOWY and JOAN SMALLS are glamazons in Versace’s spring 2013 campaign photographed by MERT & MARCUS. The trio of leading beauties get surrounded by a group of hunky guys while wearing the form-fitting and sexy silhouettes of the season.

Daria Werbowy in Versace  Spring 2013 Campaign

Daria Werbowy in Versace Spring 2013 Campaign

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BARNEYS NEW YORK AND THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY LAUNCH ELECTRIC HOLIDAY, ITS HOLIDAY 2012 PROGRAM

BARNEYS NEW YORK, the luxury specialty retailer, and THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, the world’s leading entertainment company, launched the 2012 HOLIDAY project ELECTRIC HOLIDAY at the BARNEYS NEW YORK MADISON AVENUE FLAGSHIP STORE last night. A multi-platform initiative infused with fashion and fantasy, ELECTRIC HOLIDAY merges the creativity and magic of DISNEY with the wit and surprise of the legendary BARNEYS NEW YORK annual holiday project to create a celebration of festive modern electric lights, music and fashion.

Barneys New York And The Walt Disney Company Announce Holiday 2012 Campaign: Electric Holiday. (PRNewsFoto/Barneys New York)

Disney is proud to be part of New York’s holiday magic this year,” said ROBERT A. IGER, CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY. “Together with Barneys, we’ve created a one-of-a-kind experience that combines Disney’s great characters and storytelling with high fashion for a spectacular celebration of the season.” Continue reading