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MTV Resurrects the “House of Style”

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    The year 2012 marks the resurrection of some hit fashion programs on television. Based on the recent announcement of MTV, it is bringing the “House of Style” back to life. Cindy Crawford once hosted the show followed by Rebecca Romijn and Molly Sims. The show was also credited for making the aforementioned models as household names. The House of Style is set to return in fall with a new host.

MTV House of Style Before

As a backgrounder, it ran from 1989 to 2000. It featured the fascinating world of modeling, fashion and celebrities. Moreover, the House of Style attracted big names from the designing world such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Karl Lagerfeld. In addition, controversial topics like eating disorders were also featured. During The new House of Styleits 11-year run, Joshua Homnick and Steve Paley previously directed it. After Crawford left the show, the orders for the episodes were reduced until it was abridged into a yearly special and then finally canceled in 2000. The show is slated to run from various MTV platforms, which includes a TV program, web and an iPhone application. The announcement regarding the new host is expected to be made formally on September 6 at the night of the MTV Video Music Awards. The show’s archives were added at the MTV website as a promotion for the upcoming program. A clip showing Cindy Crawford as she was visiting a young Will Smith at the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air highlights it. According to a yahoo news report, a documentary shall air on August 7 entitled “House of Style: Music, Models and MTV”. On the other hand, the show is formally returning on October 9.

It seemed like more and more programs related to fashion were being revived following an internet buzz on Andrej Pejic’s television program. Pejic is the androgynous male model who donned Jean Paul Gaultier’s runway on January 2011 and was the product endorser for Hema’s push up bra’s. According to Pejic’s agency, he will host a TV program, which will surely set the fashion trends 2012.  Based on the reports, the internet was swarmed with articles and queries about Pejic. Producers may then view the move as a way to get some audience since the trend signaled the revival of the public’s interest on fashion.
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Posted by on July 31, 2012 in Entertainment

 

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Paris Hints Sarcasm on Tweet about Family

Paris Jackson's Tribute to his Father        Breaking entertainment news reports places Randy Jackson in a repulsive light as he came swinging against the executors of his brother’s estate. According to Randy, the executors were criminals. He added that they falsified Michael’s last will and testament for their own personal gain. The ugly part is that Michael’s daughter, Paris, had a different take on the issue. Based on TMZ.com Paris made a tweet hinting sarcasm which states “Family’ they said”.

Paris Jackson

During Randy’s interview on MSBNBC’s Politics Nation with Al Sharpton, he explained the reason on why he and his siblings disapprove on John Branca and John MacClain’s role as executors. He said that they feel that there was a criminal misconduct. He even claimed that the two faked Michael’s will. Randy is firm on his belief that he can prove that the two faked the document because apparently according to him, MJ was in New York on the day that he supposedly signed the document while in Los Angeles. On the other hand, Randy’s argument has a big flaw since he is relating a story based on a witness who has had only forgotten the city where he was in at the time that the will was signed. Witnesses saw Michael as he signed the document and this was already validated by the court. Moreover, as stated on the TMZ report, even if the will gets invalidated Randy and his siblings were still cut from Michael’s fortune and nevertheless Branca is the legitimate executor.

Randy Jackson        TMZ also indicated that based on their multiple sources, the situation is considered a “money grab”. MJ’s siblings knew that once MJ’s mother, Katherine Jackson dies, the money shall go to his children and Randy as well as the other siblings is not entitled to any amount. The problem of the family seems to be escalating as Katherine was reportedly missing. Previously, the family clarified that she was taken to Arizona to escape the frenzy within the household. It is assumed that this confusion within the Jackson home was caused by the will dispute on Michael’s estate. Some family members such as Marlon Jackson even broke in tears during an interview because he was informed late of the move to transfer his mother to Arizona.

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Cartier and A.L.C. Reinvents Nails

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One example was a set of earrings, which were crafted in the shape of a simple nail.

Elle, one of the leading online fashion magazines in the country has featured the new designs of Cartier, a renowned French jeweler and watch manufacturer. The article was about the re-released Juste un Clou. Based on the available images, the jewelries were stunning and mind boggling. One example was a set of earrings, which were crafted in the shape of a simple nail. The resulting jewelry is innovative and functional. At a single glance, it will definitely turn heads. Cartiers re-launched designs would fit the taste of today’s new generation of consumers.

According to Aldo Cipullo, the designer for the house of Cartier since 1969 the simple nail is a symbol for strength and beauty. For Cipullo, his designs were functional, touchable, sleek and warm. He further added that it could be worn 24 hours a day without having problems in the change of clothes. Cartier’s rich history began when a French family of jewelers who now carries the corporation, started the business in 1964. The company served royalties as well as celebrities. Through the changing times, Cartier continues to provide astounding designs that would suit the taste of royalty and patrons who love elegant jewelry from across the globe. Juste un Clou’s earrings would pair well with A.L.C’s large twisted nail cuff. It is antiqued, gold plated cuff features bent nail detailing and it has pointed ends for that edgy feel. Women who would like to emit the aura of power and prestige especially those who belong in the corporate world would surely want this unique accessory.

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cartiernails  Andrea Leiberman designed this cuff and it was described as a complete collection of daring silhouettes, chic separates and perfectly engineered basics. Leiberman’s designs were fueled by the thought that to move forward with fashion is to choose the clothes that you love and be able to wear them repeatedly. This is mirrored through the nail cuff’s, which shows the current image of women within the society. It dares to cross the boundaries of high art and jewelry making. The designs of Cipullo and Leiberman have the same essence, which depicts the portrayal of women these days.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Peter Som Leaves Hilfiger

Peter Som

The fashion industry is definitely a perilous field. Partnerships as well as tie-ups start and end in an instant. This was proven through Peter Som’s current move. Som is known as one of the best young American designers to date. His collections were featured in major fashion publications that include Vogue, Elle, E, In Style and Harper’s Bazaar. As a backgrounder, the young designer was raised in San Francisco. His parents were both architects and both had a Han Chinese ancestry, which he credits for his ideals of purity or form, composition and function. His stated that his main ideals towards his creations were effortless elegance and refined sexiness.

Farewell Hilfiger

Sadly, he is no longer working with renowned fashion designer, Tommy Hilfiger. After successfully acting as a consultant for five seasons, Som is now dropping the gig. According to the latest fashion news, he confirmed this through an interview with Lisa Lockwood of Women’s Wear Daily. This officially ends the lucrative collaboration between Som and Hilfiger.  The designer stated that the parting was made mutually and in good terms. He started as a creative consultant for Hilfiger in 2009 to refresh the image of the label within the United States. Hilfiger would like to work on the company’s image towards luxury customers and bring some modern interpretation to many of the signature styles of the clothing line. During the interview, Som stated that he found it a pleasure to get to know Hilfiger personally. He found the experience an honor and Hilfiger was a wonderful mentor. Som made it clear that he is focusing on his own business and towards other opportunities that were coming his way. On the other hand, Simon Spurr will fill his place for the 2013 spring collection.

Fashion critics were curious towards Som’s shift. For them this might indicate that the famed designer is on the Tommy Hilfiger Logoway to expand his eponymous line. Looking at things on a positive note, the fashion industry should expect that Som would bring edgier outfits and trends through his own clothing line rather than working for Hilfiger as a consultant. All in all this is a welcomed change and an opportunity for new designers to further cement their reputation in the field.

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Posted by on July 25, 2012 in Uncategorized