Beyoncé breaks out her bikini and shows off her summer bod in the brand new commercial for H&M's summer collection, dubbed Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the pop star poses on the beach in Nassau, Bahamas, sporting various swimwear options, from two pieces, to shrongs, to two piece bikinis. The 90-second spot also features the debut of her Sia-penned song, Standing on the Sun. The H&M 2013 Summer collection is slated to drop at the beginning of May at H&M stores worldwide and online. Enjoy.
It’s a sports cliche to say that a powerhouse college football or basketball program “doesn’t rebuild, it reloads.” You could say that when Victoria’s Secret goes to put its bras and panties on new girls, it doesn’t rebuild, it reloads. You’ll never catch us saying Adriana Lima (age 31) should quit her Angels gig, or that we don’t want to see retirees Gisele (age 32) and Izabel Goulart (age 28) in their underwear — but would it be such a bad thing if a new Girl from Ipa Nima went walking? We spied these pictures of Daiane Sodré, who is an amazing 20-year-old Brazilian model. Is she the next Gisele or Adriana? That’s a heavy statement to make — checkout her hot gallery after the jump and let us know what you think on Twitter. [See Gallery]
The Jaguar F-Type is a very important car for the British marque, so any chance it gets to promote it is exploited at maximum. Following Lana Del Rey’s song Burning Desire, written exclusively for the F-Type, Jaguar now presents a short film called “Desire”, which premiered today at Sundance London film and music festival. Directed by Adam Smith from Ridley Scott Associates, the film features Golden Globe & Emmy Award winning actor Damian Lewis, Spanish actor Jordi Mollà and American actor Shannyn Sossamon. Enjoy.
Entertaining dinner guests can be easy and fun for them and for you at the same time. The challenges encountered while trying to make guests as comfortable as possible transform into a fun evening with the TrackTile Table. This unique mixture of handmade furniture and playful train tracks can be just the thing you were looking for to keep your house guests amazed before dinner and prepare them to enjoy a unique ride – mints and chocolates can be transported via mini-trains around the table. Imagined by Three Foot Three Design, these fun tables combine railroad patterns to shape modern entertaining possibilities. Enjoy.
There’s signature flair about every great piece. The Swoosh; the apple; the sportsman atop his horse. Such branding makes pieces unique and also ensures a certain quality. To this, Italian luxury label Tod’s introduces a new range of men’s bags for Spring/Summer 2013: the Double Stripe Selection. This collection of handmade pieces includes carry-ons, briefcases and portfolios, each distinguished with two bold stripes along the sides. Of course, bags by Tod’s are made with premium Italian leather, constructed to withstand the demands of every day use, yet also crafted to compliment the refined gentleman who dares to rock one. The pieces are fully customizable at Tod’s retail locations in New York and Los Angeles. Look for the Tod’s Spring/Summer 2013 Double Stripe Selection on the brand’s web shop or at their U.S. and European brick and mortar storefronts. [See The Collection]
The face of fashion is often thought to be the models themselves, perhaps even the people who wear a given brand. Yet perhaps James Franco saw beyond this notion, evidenced by a new film, entitled The Director. Franco assumed the role of producer while helping to create a behind-the-scenes look at Gucci‘s leading woman, creative director Frida Giannini. Where some play rock star as creative directors, living outwardly and wearing their talents on the proverbial sleeve, Giannini prefers her work do the talking. This interesting insight into the iconic brand was premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival on April 21st. Enjoy.
Interior architecture firm TG-Studio has outdone itself with a beautiful renovation of a penthouse within England’s famed St. Pancras Chambers. The building itself dates back to 1873 and as such retains a beautiful Neo-Renaissance-style façade that overlooks the heart of London’s cityscape. Inside, the penthouse occupies three floors of space, woven together by an oak staircase. Starting from the master bedroom of the top floor, the apartment also features two spare bedrooms, two bathrooms, dining and entertainment rooms. The penthouse also comes with an overwhelming sense of self-satisfaction. Explore the space of this wondrous apartment after the jump. [See More]
New from Christian Louboutin for Spring/Summer 2013 is the latest iteration of the designer’s Roller-Boat Flat. Presented in black as a juxtaposition to the season’s all-white version, the premium studded slip-on pairs a black leather upper with matching foxing, Louboutin’s signature red outsole, and black studs throughout the entirety of the upper. The seasonal edition of the Roller-Boat Flat is now available online for $1,175 USD.
FashionTV gets a glimpse at the Aqua Di Lara 2013 Swimwear Campaign shot by Villaview Cinema and photographed by Anthony Turano. Aqua Di Lara swimwear is best known for the way their swimwear enhance the feminine figure. They provide a wide range of style to accommodate the needs of every woman and support everything they would need to be supported while showing just the right skin to keep that sexy attractive vibe. Enjoy.
Life envy. This is the residual emotion you are left with after two days spent in the company of Ms. Mimi Thorisson. To say that the 38-year-old author of the beautifully curated culinary blog, Manger, is an ambassador for French country living is, shall we say, a little undercooked. She lives and breathes French lifestyle and cuisine in a manner so beguiling that you start to pity being born in any other nation. During MR PORTER's trip to her home were treated to her surprisingly light yet comforting Calvados Apple Tart, which she shows us how to cook in the short film above. Enjoy.