“The Little Black Jacket” exhibition in Tokyo.
Through over a hundred photographs, Karl Lagerfeld pays tribute to Chanel’s little black jacket.
Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Theodor Robert and Henrietta (Seuss) Geisel. His father managed the family brewery and later supervised Springfield’s public park system after the brewery closed due to Prohibition. Suess incorporate his childhood neighborhoood into Mulberry Street in Springfield, made famous in Dr. Seuss’ first children’s book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street! The street is less than a mile southwest of his boyhood home on Fairfield Street.
A Dartmouth College graduate of the Class of 1925, he began his literary career joining the humor magazine Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern, eventually rising to the rank of editor-in-chief. His “official” stint there was short lived after he was caught drinking gin in his dorm room with nine friends. In order to continue writing for the Jack-O-Lantern, Geisel cleverly began signing his work with the pen name “Seuss” and continued to write for the magazine until his graduation. After graduation he attended Oxford hoping to earn additional degrees. His plan was cut short when meeting, Marion Helen Palmer, a Wellesley graduate and six years older than he. They married in 1927and soon returned to the United States. Read more
The world’s second largest global clothing retailer and the world’s most famous soccer player are making their debut – together – in Super Bowl XLVI!
H&M, a leader in “fast fashion” (i.e. retailers who acknowledge that designs move from the catwalk to the store in the fastest time to capture current trends in the market) announces the debut of their first ever Super Bowl commercial starring David Beckham, in his first Super Bowl commercial, and a new partnership with the soccer icon to produce H&M’s David Beckham Bodywear line. Read more
For most women nearing fourty in Hollywood, the peak of their career is nearly over. Someone apparently forgot to mention this to Kate Beckinsale. The stunning English beauty is a year and half away from 40, has 3 movies coming out in 2012, has recently graced the covers of a multitude of magazines. This following a year in which she was named Esquire Magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive. Kate herself acknowledged in a recent interview that she was a late bloomer.
Kate made the talk show rounds last week promoting her new movie Contraband in which she stars with Mark Wahlberg. The movie opened this weekend to unexpected box office reciepts. Contraband debuted taking the number one movie spot and an estimated $24.1 million for the three-day weekend.
Being a fan of Absolut, Kate Beckinsale and Ellen Von Unwerth, how wonderful to find all three rolled into one!
This from Fablife: ”Christmas time is here again, FABLifers! And with it comes another edition of the Sexiest Celebrity Santas! Yes, it’s your chance to see your favorite stars still managing to look super hot despite the fact that they’re wearing red crushed velvet and goofy hats. Trust us, you wouldn’t mind sitting on these Santas’ laps. We’ve got divas like Mariah Carey and Katy Perry, A-list actresses like Scarlett Johannson and Rachel McAdams. And then we top it all off with a Victoria’s Secret Angel or two! So step right up and check out the gallery of the ho-ho-hottest Santas around! (Sorry.) It’s not only sexy, it’s tradition!” Read more
(Reuters) – Elizabeth Taylor’s script for the movie “National Velvet” — which made her a star at age 12 — sold for more than 50 times its estimate on Friday as the New York auction of the actress’s jewels, clothes, art and memorabilia neared its close. Christie’s auctioneers said the 1944 “National Velvet” script, bound in lilac leather, was sold to a private U.S. buyer for $170,500 on Friday. It’s pre-sale estimate was $2,000 – $3,000.
Oh, Lola! is original Lola’s younger sister. Still just as playful with the signature flower lid in hues of pale pink, the scent follows the bottle’s lead with a lighter fragrance housed within. Where Lola had notes of spicy pink pepper and ruby red grapefruit paired with sultry vanilla, creamy musk and tonka bean, Oh, Lola! is more sparkly, than sexy, with raspberry, frais des bois and pretty peony. It does, however, share the same sweet vanilla and tonka bean notes to provide familiarity. Lola fans should love this fragrance for summer as it’s just plain pretty, but if you liked idea of the original but found it a tad too much then this is for you.
Where uber-cool Karlie Kloss featured in the original’s advert, Marc has called on 17-year-old actress Dakota Fanning to embody Oh, Lola! (this is sure to set her further on the path to fashion icon status, making her a one-to-watch). Shot by star photographer Juergen Teller, she still has that effortlessly cool air like Karlie, but thanks to her age is also incredibly sweet and charming. The problem comes today… Question: What do Sophie Dahl, Eva Mendes and Dakota Fanning have in common?
California auction house Profiles in History said the slippers — one of four known surviving pairs made for the 1939 movie — are believed to have been worn by Judy Garland’s Dorothy when she clicks her heels to return home to Kansas near the end of the film.
The slippers will be auctioned on December 16 in Los Angeles as part of a Hollywood memorabilia sale. Profiles in History owner Joe Maddalena said he was expecting bids from around the world.
“This is the most important film prop in the world. There is nothing more famous,” said Maddalena. “They are one of the greatest pieces of pop culture in existence.” Read more