<The Mortal Instruments : City of Bones> is familiar, it borrows the ingredients from the fantasy movies that have made is the past years but unfortunately the movie doesn't seem know what to to do with it. It is a little bit here and there, seemingly, you are watching <Twilight> in the run, the other second, it may seems <The Hunger Game> chase and <Harry Potter> monster fantasy or <Percy Jackson> epic echo. There are indeed too many similarity from previous successful films made we lost count of the formulaic action wannabe by planting the already known plots into dull and predictable enlargement. All the usual suspects are here, vampires, demons and demon chasers, werewolves, warlocks comes ins different forms and sizes makes a soulless knockoff. For studio in search of a franchise gold mine by exploiting the same demographic would be the next best thing for the teen market. They better get it right for the sequel.
Rating : 2/5
<The Conjuring> is no doubt one of the most scariest movies in eons and if not certain in 2013. Based on the true case files of the Warrens and from the Australian director of <SAW> & <INSIDIOUS> James Wan who created an excellent thrilling ambience with dark and creepy yet haunting approach at his best. You may not want to play hide and seek anymore after watching this film as the chase is frightening and deadly. This American summer hit delivered a spectacular reassurance that it can be related to a ghost story that really happened. <The Conjuring> ratchets up dead through a series of effective old-school scares, it was well crafted and gleefully creepy yet none of this is bloody or violent. Wan did best in steering the spine-tingling helm which nightmares are made and complete with spills, unholy chills. The twin screenwriter Chad and Carey Hayes wrote the superlative in <The House of Wax> in 2006 and <The Conjuring> once again has shown their talent in fashioning a harrowing montage of thrills from beginning to end where the haunting psychologically comes direct from our mind while being put in such horrified dark and unknown situation.
Vivienne Westwood AW2013/14 advertising campaign was inspired by this season’s Gold Label collection which drew influences from the 4 corners- historical and ethnic, structure and ‘flou’. The collection visits medieval Europe via the beautiful illustrations in illuminated manuscripts and the return of the crusaders that changed England enormously. They brought back luxuries and ideas not only from Italy but from the Arab world. The Vivienne Westwood man and woman are crusaders for a better world.
Vivienne Westwood collaborated with American born artist Jack Peirson for the first time to shoot the campaign. Pierson specialises in photography, sculpture, video and drawing. His work often expolores the emotional undercurrents of everyday life, and is well known for referencing traditional American motifs (roadside ephemera, small town stores) and thus a lost era of cultural symbolism; his resulting word sculptures are imbued with both nostalgia and disillusionment. Fueled by the poignancy of emotional experience and by the sensations of memory, obsession and absence, Pierson’s subject throughout his work is ultimately, as he states, ‘hope’.
Shoot Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB
Creative Director: Andreas Kronthaler & Vivienne Westwood
Photographer: Jack Pierson
Stylist: Yasmine Eslami
Hair stylist: Marcia Lee @ Caren
Make-up artist: Pablo Rodriguez @ MAC
Male Models: Mac phiri & Michael McCaughley
Also featuring Andreas Kronthaler
Female Model: IEKELIENE S
Also featuring Vivienne Westwood
Marc Jacob's new fragrance HONEY is vibrant, bold and spontaneous. With his remarkable ability to reinvent classic lines and patterns, Marc puts a fresh spin on stripes with honey. Reflecting his inspired fashion mix, he Paris striking stripes with playful dots for an unexpected fusion of modernity and elegance. HONEY channels the eclectic appeal of Marc's dot signature and adds her own golden touch. HONEY is a sunny enticing floral - happy and energetic with a touch of the unexpected. The fragrance energizes with the freshness of green pear brightened with a splash of fruity and punch and juicy mandarin. At the heart of the fragrances is orange blossom, a note of sparkling femininity that mingles with nectar's of honeysuckle and peach, honey, vanilla and smooth woods dry down to a warm, golden base.
AIGLE AW2013 collection takes a modern function-led look at a series of vintage themes. The new collection also celebrate its 160th anniversary and is populated by trophy looks fit for heroes from the season’s trend-inspired eras. The season begins with a focus on lightweight, wadded fabrics in soft hues of old rose, Prussian blue and ecru, alongside shades with a patina of grey, charcoal and taupe.
AIGLE’s new women’s collection is inspired the traditional equestrian spirit. At the starting line of a season which marks AIGLE’s 160th anniversary, the collection is imbibed with light, quilted fabrics that are available in a palette of powder shades. The pink FIRDWAY features a fitted waist, pleated details and adjusted tailoring, a truly cool and chic style for fall. The wadded, water-repellent SUDHAMPTON jacket includes a warm micro fleece lining. With its slim proportions and velvet and leather details the SUDHAMPTON presents an elegant silhouette for the autumn months. This season, Liberty of London revamps its classic peacock pattern and uses it on women’s shirts, wear it with the slim fit pastel long pants similar to riding tights to complete the look with a cool and chic touch.
For women’s footwear, the key takeaway is its durability and flexibility. The leather lining in MONTAIGU provides ultra-comfort. The full grain leather and split leather offers durability. Wearing these boots never felt more at ease, thanks to the elasticated side panels. KINNELL BROGUE was created at the end of the 19th century. In the past, the Brogue specificities were holes placed on the upper to evacuate water out of the shoes. This kind of shoes was worn by farmers in the swamp. They became really trendy as time goes by. KINNELL BROGUE is made by exquisite craftsmanship and is one of the highlights this season. For women who want to shine with confidence, we suggest wearing the brogues with our Chelsea outfit.
The men collection enters a retro spirit weaves its way which includes clean-lined jackets, texture rich cardigans and all-weather overcoats alongside a new selection of grand-dad shirts featuring reinforced plastron cutouts, nightshirt-inspired shapes and pinstripe fabrics, giving the collection a British gentlemen twist. The JAKINE jacket is one of the highlighted products this season. The supple, unconstructed jacket is presented in tonal cotton pinstripes and a red contrasting buttonhole, showing the fine details which AIGLE insists on. The GLACIEN cardigan is another stand out, with a round folded collar that gives a subtle minimalism.
To put on a nobleman look, a pair of gentlemen leather shoes is the essential. This season, AIGLE debuts the Brogue Shoes series names DIXON FAMILY. The TPR (Thermo Plastic Rubber) outsole is much lighter than normal brogues but much durable and flexible. Applying a leather boot concept into the brogues, it is more comfortable and protective. Different combinations of material are available in the DIXON FAMILY. With a choice of high and low boot, and a rouge coloured shoe laces, men can dress up or dress down easily in any occasions.
Tailored woollen fabrics provide the backdrop for AW2013. A new twist on the SHERPAFIELD jacket introduces a premium woolen option for men, layered with MTD® material that is highly water proof and breathable. Pair it with and a checkered shirt to make the best look out of it. The clean-lined cotton Armycoat with its woven satin sleeves is both waterproof and breathable. For women’s, the timeless Trenchy trench coat is presented in a waterproof and breathable wool blend for the first time. A removable hood is there to ensure protection from autumn’s inclement weather.
For the first time, AIGLE applies the woolen fabric onto the down series. A completely new material is used on women’s CRAPONNE down jacket and men’s RUFFECW. A timeless grey tone is used and the fur-trimmed hood provides extra warmth protection. The new introductions demonstrate AIGLE’s everlasting perseverance in down design technology.
KIEHL'S Super Multi-Corrective Cream offers a hard-working solution to correct multiple key signs of aging in just 2 weeks and double efficacy within 4 week. Aging is an inevitable part of life. With that universal fact, most people don’t simply address a single age factor, they look to address everything that is causing them to look older such as: exercise for a youthful figure, hair color to mask grey hair, healthy diet to prevent age related disease and anti-aging products for younger looking skin. Kiehl’s chemists were determined to formulate this multi-tasking innovation in a cream formula for two reasons: To ensure the delivery system of the three anti-aging ingredients could additionally offer nourishing, anti-aging hydration benefits - a key factor in improving skin barrier and skin texture. To act as a “harder working, multi-tasking” anti-aging solution, one that easily fits into a busy woman’s daily routine.
CARRERA 2013 eyewear collection returns to its origins to rediscover a “racing attitude” that is deeply rooted in its DNA: the new collections of sunglasses and optical frames reflect the brand’s stylistic heritage, through strong themes of the past, revisited with a contemporary flair and embellished with new distinctive details, for a unique, timeless style. Four different design philosophies mark the 2013 eyewear models, reflecting the brand’s original identity.
<CARRERA CRAZE> New contemporary trends in line with the latest fashion trends, these models have a young, feminine allure, revisited with Carrera’s ever-present distinctive details. The CARRERA 5001 sunglasses have a large shape and a vintage yet modern personality, highlighted by bright colours, such as orange, aqua green and pink, and enlivened by the all over “Victory C® Logo” on the inside of the temples. The CA5500 large acetate optical frame features an eye-catching interplay of contrasting colours, in tones of blue, Havana/brown, charcoal grey and grey/green, highlighting the bold metal effects on the temples.
The CARRERA 80 metal sunglasses epitomize the brand’s racing spirit, with their teardrop shape, combined with interchangeable polarized lenses, for high-quality vision in any light condition. The “Victory C® Logo” visible on the front is an unmistakable signature detail and a new symbol of the brand’s timeless.
The unstoppable success of the brand’s iconic models, such as CARRERA 6000, just keeps going: now presented in exciting new colours, such as cream front with gold mirrored lenses and transparent grey with green mirrored lenses.
The CARRERA 6002 model in hand-finished acetate features a square shape with softly rounded edges reinterpreted with distinctive details, such as the metal bridge on the front, Carrera 6000’s typical and unique wavy temples and definite hues of black, mud/blue, khaki, brown and grey/burgundy, combined with cutting-edge mirrored lenses.
Roberto Cavalli FW2013/14 pre-collection is inspired by the roots and the history of the Maison Cavalli. The study of the city of Florence in the Renaissance period, its paintings, its colors and most of all its decorations along with Villa Cavalli itself with its rich walls and precious objects, brought to a rediscovery for the taste of true craftsmanship, inspired by the tapestries and brocades that decorate the house.
The prints recreate the appearance of the carbon sketching technique used by Renaissance masters in the early phases of the creation of frescoes and we added strong, evident colors like red and yellow. The silhouette of this season distinguishes itself for its simple lines, fitted to the body but not overly tight, and straight at the bottom. Tube dresses with a newer and more fashionable length which arrives significantly below the knee. Dresses with a slight flair which arrives mid-thigh. The sheath dresses with the simplest shapes are extremely decorated and enriched by engineered prints with embroideries that follow the prints.
Other pieces have black embroideries applied to create a transparent effect. Lace is once again a must this season. You find it combined with the prints where it is used to at the necklines, the waist and the hemline. The strongest dresses are in black leather to add contrast. The pencil skirts are super slim and very sexy with high slits. The jackets are characterized by structured shoulders and straight lines. Coats are very important in this collection and are either straight or fitted with animal prints on tweed.
The color palette for this season was inspired by the works of Florentine artists. From the masterpieces of Botticelli and Donatello came colors like bitter chocolate and camel, while from the artworks of Masaccio and Ghirlandaio came the saturated colors of the earth such as dark emerald, sapphire, yellow persimmon, red cranberry and mauve. The ‘Diva bag’ underwent a careful restyling. The models, created with refined and precious materials, have been enriched in every detail making them perfect and timeless. The new Florence shoes, within the comfortable and chunky daytime metal heel, evoke the scaled motif of the Florence bag. The jewellery is opulent and exquisite, characterized by the snake theme, symbol of the Cavalli Maison.