Alan Caruso

Alan Caruso

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.

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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.

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After the eccentric concept restaurant Romera struck out in the subterranean space below the Dream Downtown Hotel and high-end Japanese eatery Cherry took its place, sommelier Chris Johnson knew he had to do something to wow wary diners. “I wanted to make the experience here different from every other Japanese restaurant in town,” he says. “I presented the idea of putting together a whiskey program, and luckily they trusted me.” Johnson’s idea to make Cherry the go-to spot for Japanese Whiskey in New York City was risky. [See & Read More]

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Any time you see a pink car these days, the first guess you're going to make is that it's for some sort of breast cancer charity. This new special edition Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase called the FAB1 follows suit. The total pink whip, which is an homage to Lady Penelope’s car in Thunderbirds, is part of the DJ Chris Evans-headed project in hopes of earning £1 million for Breast Cancer Care. [See More]

Turning his attention from robots to statuesque women, Michael Bay was tapped by Victoria’s Secret to direct the latest campaign for the lingerie-centric label. The resulting 45-second high-definition cut sees no shortage of bras and panties as the likes of Candice Swanepoel, Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio and the rest of the Angels parade around amongst smoke, Lamborghinis, and graffiti as the campaign asks “What Is Sexy?” Enjoy the answer above.

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Polish your glasses! Ewelina Olczak is 22 years old, and she has been modelling for the past 8 years. The beautiful Polish beauty loves swimming and she does it every single day. She also loves playing tennis, yoga, writing poems and traveling. That’s a nice mix. Ewelina  feels very comfortable in front of the camera, but who wouldn’t with those perfect measurements. Luckily, most of the time she gets featured in lingerie and swimsuit spreads. We’ve gathered 30 hottest photos of her in the gallery after the jump. [See More]

Hiding your TV in kitchen island can be an easy solution to your kitchen entertainment challenges. At the touch of a button you can silently lower a hidden TV into view and gain instant access to all of your favorite shows while cooking. With Nexus21’s kitchen lift capacity of up to 250 pounds, kitchen designers are now able to fully utilize the lost storage space on your kitchen island, in commonly unused corners and in kitchen islands. Bon Appétit!

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Think the Kentucky Derby was your only excuse to visit Louisville this year? Think again. You'll likely be flying into the city to go fetch a bottle of Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece ($200 USD). This limited-edition release is available only at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse in Clermont, KY, roughly 30 minutes outside Falls City. As for the booze itself, it's a potent 100-proof, extra-aged in the optimal rack-house position as determined by Master Distiller Fred Noe, and then finished in PX sherry casks to give it a unique dynamic all its own. Smooth, rich, and full-bodied, it will arrive in its own wooden case that's sure to become a highlight of your liquor shelf.

Porsche pulls the curtain on its first plug-in hybrid, the new 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid ($100,000 USD). The sporty sedan is powered by a 416 hp engine that couples its gas engine with a 95 hp electric motor that helps the Panamera reach up to 80 mph in full-electric mode while traveling up to 20 miles on electric power alone. As for speed, 0-62 arrives in 5.5 seconds and it can hit a top speed of 167 mph. Enjoy.

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