Penelope Cruz flogs Campari ... and doesn't put a chic foot wrong . . .


Today, Campari® is officially unveiling Penelope Cruz as the star of the 2013 Campari Calendar, which will be captured by Paris-based fashion photographer, Kristian Schuller.

The Spanish Oscar winning actress takes the lead in the 2013 edition making her the 14th star to feature in the world renowned Calendar.

Penelope, who was the first Spanish actress in history to receive an Academy Award, is following in the footsteps of some of the world’s most elegant women who have adorned the pages of previous Campari Calendars, including, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba and Milla Jovovich.  The Spanish beauty, has previously starred in movies such as ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’, ‘Volver’ ‘Pirates of the Carribean’ and ‘Non ti Muovere’.
On starring in the 2013 Campari Calendar, Penelope Cruz comments: “The Campari Calendar consistently works with talented and creative teams and photographers to produce world-class imagery. I have really enjoyed working in this project for one of the world’s most iconic brands, particularly with such an amazing history attached to it. I really feel that Campari fans across the globe will love the imagery when they see the finished Calendar, the theme in itself is intense, captivating and chic.”

Kristian Schuller is the latest photographer to capture the renowned Campari Calendar, for its 14th edition.  Kristian will be bringing his distinctive style and ability to push the boundaries of editorial imagery to create the dramatic photography which will make up the 2013 Campari Calendar.
Paris-based Kristian began his career studying fashion design with Vivienne Westwood and photography with F.C. Gundlach at the University of Fine Arts Berlin.

Bob Kunze-Concewitz, CEO of Gruppo Campari comments: “Every year, our intention with the Campari Calendar is to deliver an even more stunning piece of art which pushes creative boundaries and stimulates people’s imagination. The Campari Calendar 2013 continues this legacy and brings a contemporary edge to the theme, which we look forward to unveiling in the coming months.”


Akira Isogawa retails his way into designer rugs . . .

The industry leading Designer Rugs crew have continued  a successful collaboration with one of Australia’s most recognised and feted designers, Akira Isogawa and will unleash a new collection of magnificent mats, tomorrow night in Sydney.

Read more

Amazing/intriguing/kooky image for new Lady Gaga Fame scent . . .

Beauty news just in from the Coty folk . . .   and remember, it's on media release speak, so it goes on. And on. And on. Enjoy . .

"Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning artist Lady Gaga announced today the worldwide release of her first fragrance, LADY GAGA FAME, in September 2012. Gaga’s first fragrance, released through the Artist's own Haus Laboratories in association with Coty, is the latest breakthrough expression of her creativity.

Read more

Collette Dinnigan shows resort collection, Malibu Sunsets . . . .

Sydney-based fashion designer Collette Dinnigan is four months from having her second child . . . and if her latest collection is a reflection of her motherhood mood, she's in bright spirits.

Today, Collette's marketing team was showing her latest, exquisitely colorful and and spot-on 'resort' collection, aptly titled Malibu Sunsets, to fashion media from around the country.

Collette,  will be showing as part of AUDI Hamilton Island Race Week on Saturday, August 18.

I loved them all. Here are some of my faves that will start to be available in stores from September.

Read more

Woolmark celebrates the best in international fashion design . .

'Riding off the sheeps back' used to be the mantra for enormous business success and wealth the Australian sheep industry once clipped into the country. While we may not able to claim global dominance anymore, it's refreshing to see that 'wool' is the focus of a very exciting and creative award collaboration . . . like that from European winning designing Belgian, Christian Wijnants (left).

Read more