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Gaga for Versace

I had to take a double take when casting my eye upon the latest Spring/Summer 2014 images for Versace featuring Lady Gaga. I initially thought I was looking at a younger Donatella Versace and Lady Gaga, looks different than normal, although poor soul, she rarely looks normal. I actually quite like her appearance in the campaign, its refreshing, feminine, no weird or wacky pieces to look silly; and for a person who is not too fond (to say the least) of her or her general style, that is saying A LOT. Wearing minimal makeup and sporting Donatella’s sleek blonde tresses and wearing beautiful gowns she looks almost like a young Donatella has been cloned and is reliving the glory days of her youth. LADY GAGA FOR VERSACE (1)

Dontatella and Lady Gaga seem to be good friends…

“I am honoured that my friend Lady Gaga is the face of our new Versace campaign. I wanted to capture her true beauty and spirit in images that are elegant and alluring. She is like family to me, the embodiment of the Versace DNA.”

Well, Gaga certainly seems to be Donatella’s doppelganger, not too sure about family, but who knows the plot may thicken!

The images were lensed by Mert and Marcus at the location in London and so far only these two have been released.LADY GAGA FOR VERSACE (2)

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Kirsten Stewart’s Lastest Balenciaga Perfume Ad

Kirsten Stewart news has been somewhat quiet of late, however she has popped up in a new advert for Balenciaga’s perfume Florabotanica with her entire exposed back she looks wow.

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She doesn’t appear awkward, neither miserable, she just looks wow. She still has the same facial expression but the campaign photographer Craig McDean knows how to make her look amazing.

What do you think?

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Beyonce Gets Her Kit Off And Sparkles in FLAUNT Magazine

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BEYONCE (2)Despite the fact I am not the biggest fan of Beyonce’s music, one cannot deny that she is exceptionally beautiful. Beyonce is on the cover of Flaunt Magazine, July 2013 with swoon worthy images shot by the talented Tony Duran.

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Seems like Flaunt’s creative directors know that there is no need for wasting time on shopping and dressing if all you have to do is to get a couple of body paint bottles and a good brush or two add Beyonce’s figure in the mix and you have one other worldly images as a result.

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The makeup is absolutely first class, and I am slightly jealous I couldn’t get my brushes all over Beyonce. That sounds dirty, but really, it is NOT supposed to.

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well done Queen Bey & co!

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Gweneth Paltrow covers Harpers Bazaar May 2013

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Gweneth Paltrow has appeared on the cover of Harpers Bazaar magazine for the May 2013 issue. She reveals her fears for getting older and her secrets of staying beautiful throughout her life.

this has to be the only image I'm not that fond of from the shoot, it appears "plastic" to me... what about you?

this has to be the only image I’m not that fond of from the shoot, it appears “plastic” to me… what about you?

Wearing a Balenciaga look, Gweneth looks cheerful on the cover. Caught on the lenses by Daniel Jackson and beautified by makeup artist/stylist Julia von Boehm, she reveals all her deepest secrets of life after turning 40, which happened last year…. can you believe it??

“You know, I use organic products, but I get laser. It’s what makes life interesting, finding the balance between cigarettes and tofu. I’ve probably tried everything… I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I’m fifty. I’ll try anything. Except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy.”

Everything is not as fatal as it may appear. She is rational about getting older and asks herself different questions about the possibility of getting into more films, having another child, moving back to the USA. However, she also had some fears but she has learnt from them in the past.

“I don’t hold on to fear as much as I used to, because I’ve learned a lot about genuinely not caring what strangers think about me. It’s very liberating. It’s very empowering, and I’ve learned a lot of that from Jay – Shawn Carter – Z, because his approach to life is very internal. It’s a very good lesson to learn.”

She was reminiscent about her married life, she and her husband, Chris Martin are becoming really close since their marriage in 2003.

“We are growing into very similar people. It’s cool, it’s good. It’s not always easy though!”

She has been quite active in her work life, appearing in movies such as Thanks for Sharing, The Avengers and the coming movie, Iron Man 3, while she is also rumoured to be in another unnamed movie due in 2014.

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#Hashtag Your #Wedding on #Instagram – Good Idea/ Bad Idea?

INSTAGRAM TAKING OVER THE WORLD

Instagram appears to be taking over weddings and I am not sure how I feel about it. I was gleefully pinning my way through Pintrest, wasting time really, and I came across one of the people I follow boards which I am going to call the Wedding Insanity Board and I found the above posted photo. Long story short, this woman is far from being in a relationship, never mind planning a wedding. ANYWAY.

My immediate reaction was, is this really what technology has done to us?

When I think about it, I guess it makes sense. Regardless of whether you want your wedding guests to take their own photos of your wedding, they’re going to do it, and at least this way you can see all the photos without having to check every single guests Facebook account. Assuming everyone who uses Instagram hashtags your wedding with the appropriate whatever (like #ShrekWedding) it’s in a backwards way, an organised way to see all of your photos.

I feel though, that there is something weird about it, though I can’t figure out what it is. I guess maybe it’s the idea that a cell phone application is playing such a big role on such a personal day. Personal in the sense that everyone posts photos of their meal or their night out WITH THE GURLS on Instagram but not everyone posts photos of their wedding day, complete with filters and captions and hashtags. With the boom of digital photography we’re getting used to seeing people’s wedding photos on Facebook but it still sometimes feels weird to me, in the sense of, is it okay that I’m seeing this? If you’re the couple who posted it, and I’m your friend on Facebook then I’m going to assume that yes, it’s okay.

But what about the couples who don’t realize that their friends are posting their own amateur wedding photos on all of their internets? Having been actively involved in professional wedding photography, I understand that a bridal couple WANT ALL THE PHOTOS. The general consensus is that the more pictures – the better. But being on the other side of the lens, I can tell you this is not true. Do you want the pictures where you have been caught at the wrong angle and look decidely pregnant, when you’re not? Do you want to see an unflattering closed-eye picture or just a bad picture from your professional wedding photographer? No, you don’t. You may say you do, but trust me. You don’t.

I’m seeing more and more of these #OurWedding examples on Pintrest. What do you guys think? Is it weird or is it a natural progression that’s totally not a big deal?

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