Scarlett Johansson: Mango Winter 2009/10

scarlettTaking a break from her acting duties, Scarlett Johansson was spotted hamming it up at the Mango Winter 2009/10 launch on October 15 in Munich, Germany.
The “In Good Company” actress looked lovely as she smiled for the paparazzi in a sleeveless printed blouse with a khaki skirt and brown heels.
Earlier this week, Scarlett performed a selection off of her new album with Pete Yorn on the “Ellen DeGeneres” show, stating, “Music always puts a smile on my face. I always loved to sing since I was a little girl.”
As for her upcoming film “Iron Man 2,” Ms. Johansson told press, “Hopefully, I won’t be crucified for saying this, but I think the second one is even better.”


Ethan Hawke: Hobo Magazine

ethanEthan Hawke sits on a swing on the Autumn/Winter 2009 cover of Hobo magazine, out later this month.

The 38-year-old actor shares about one of his upcoming movies: “Brooklyn’s Finest is a film I did with the director of Training Day, Antoine Fuqua, and it’s kind of like the East Coast answer to Training Day. It all takes place in the hottest precinct in the United States in Brooklyn and we shot there last summer, absolutely phenomenal experience. I had a pretty great time doing Training Day. To be making a movie with Denzel in South Central in 2000 was an incredible experience. And this was the same. It’s amazing. The Nation of Islam was doing security for the movie and we were shooting in the projects and working with and meeting a lot of fascinating people. You know, there’s a lot of extreme poverty in New York City still. It’s something that I don’t see when I’m taking my kids to school. It was fascinating to make a movie there, get to work with a bunch of people from that neighborhood.”
Ethan also has two other films out soon: New York, I Love You and Daybreakers. And this winter, Ethan will be directing Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind for The New Group, an artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful theater.



Air New Zealand Fashion Week 16-21 September 2009

dtyhOrganisers of the biggest fashion event on the New Zealand calendar are promising a full schedule for the ninth year of Air New Zealand Fashion Week. A preliminary list of confirmed designers was announced this afternoon to partners and media at the Westin Hotel, the official hotel of Air New Zealand Fashion Week.
The designer list comes with an advisory that more labels are expected to confirm their place at the event before the full schedule of shows is released in early September.
The collections will run from Monday 21 September to Friday 25th September showcasing the Autumn/Winter 2010 collections of not only New Zealand’s top and emerging designers but featuring a number of international designers as well.

cassie-2009-mtv-vmas-01For the second year running Air New Zealand Fashion Week will once again welcome Australian designers to its runway and there is expected to be huge interest in the first US designer label to show at Air New Zealand Fashion Week. Designers Richie Rich and Pamela Anderson are behind the MUSE label, an eco and animal friendly line of swimwear, ready to wear and shoes. MUSE will be launched at New York Fashion Week in early September and then the pair will bring the label to the runway at Air New Zealand Fashion Week on September 25th.

Kate Moss for TopShop Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009 / 2010

kateSince Kate Moss started knocking out her collections for Topshop we’ve seen flapper Kate, vintage Kate, ethnic Kate – all, of course, with lashings of trademark rock-chic thrown in for good measure. Staying on top of the trends, Moss’ latest venture for Topshop focuses on neo-grunge; with open-weave knits, stud detailing, and lush faux-fur; accessorised with the now ubiquitous trend of ripped stockings.


Gucci-Autumn (Fall)/Winter 2009/2010

GucciMenswearCampaignIf it was Tom Ford who brought Gucci back from the dead, then it was Frida Giannini who gave it an insatiably fashion-forwards edge. And that forwards looking design has been close to revolutionary; though whether Gucci’s Autumn (Fall)/Winter 2009/2010 collection will prove as influential as those of a year ago remains to be tested (if it’s any measure, Tania is just as keen to purchase this year’s shoes to sit along side her fringed Gucci boots). No matter though, as the promotion the new range marches on.

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Jon Kortajarena & Anna Maria Jagodzinska for Tom Ford Eyewear 2009/2010

tttTom Ford has never been one to shy away from sexuality in his brand’s campaigns. The latest fall eyewear ads are no exception. Photographed by Tom Ford himself, models Jon Kortajarena and Anna Jagodzinska strip down in nothing except their sunglasses and a few accessories. That’s certainly one way to focus attention on the product!


The Knee Boots-Georges Rech 2009/2010

tOver the knee boots; they may yet be one of the biggest fashion trends in 2010. We touted them as one of the year’s biggest shoe trends only in mid-May, and yet we’ve already spotted them on everyone from Natalia Vodianova to Kristen Stewart. And here they are again, this time in the Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009/2010 advertising campaign for French design house Georges Rech.

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