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First Look: Beyonce’s New Fragrance Campaign

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities, Health & Beauty

Beyonce's Rise fragrance

Since you're probably currently listening to Beyonce's new album and will be watching her upcoming Grammy Awards performance this Sunday, why not smell like her latest fragrance, too?

The iTunes record-breaking mother of one has just unveiled the latest advertising campaign for her new perfume, Rise. Naturally, she looks both amazingly fierce and seductively beautiful in the image, which was crafted by film director Jake Nava. “The spirit of Rise encourages women to be all that we are,” Beyonce said of her fragrance, which contains hints of apricot, iced basil sorbet, and orchid.

Beyonce Rise will hit stores next month - just in time for Valentine's Day!

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FIRST LOOK: Nicole Kidman Strips Down for Jimmy Choo

Nicole Kidman for Jimmy ChooCarrie Bradshaw, eat your heart out.

The Hours actress Nicole Kidman has bared it all for shoe designer Jimmy Choo in the company's latest ad campaign, proving that she's still looking fierce in her 40's. Despite her amazing figure, it was apparently the mother of three's acting resume that inspired creative director Sandra Choi to hire her to sell their shoes.

"I love Nicole Kidman's openness to embracing a new character and each season she transforms into a new personality that embodies the spirit of the collection... Her poses are striking yet unexpected and her natural beauty is mesmerizing. She exudes feminine confidence and there's a palpable sense of energy to the pictures," Choi said in a statement..

Kidman - who is married to country singer and American Idol judge Keith Urban - is pictured in one photo (to the right) wearing nothing but a purse and stockings while donning a blazer that barely covers her chest matched with barely-there panties in another (seen after the jump).

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Lookbook: L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic

L'Wren Scott for Banana Republic

Target and H&M better look out - Banana Republic's collaboration with high end fashion designer L'Wren Scott is giving them a run for their money when it comes to diffusion lines.

The model-turned-designer recently teamed up with the Gap-owned retailer to put out a collection for next month, and oh how I'd like to get my hands on some of those pieces! From a ruffled, floral jumpsuit and lacy, blue little dress to patterned, deep green suit and the perfect New Year's Eve dress, Scott designed something for every woman (more photos after the jump) but yet with an added touch of her sophisticated, high fashion charm.

You can dust off your credit cards for December 5 (wisely launched during the holiday season!).

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First Look: Gwyneth Paltrow for Max Factor

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Among Gwyneth Paltrow's many jobs is that of serving as "creative inspiration" for cosmetic company Max Factor, which of course entails offering her face up for advertising campaigns.

The first photo (seen above) of the most recent campaign - which was inspired by Paltrow's Renaissance-like career - sees the actress/rockstar wife/blogger/style icon as "The Writer." So how did she manage evoking the character? "It's kind of me when I'm most myself - doing something creative. You know, having a look that says confidence, creativity, but still very much who I am," the mother of two explained.

Paltrow will appear in six other photos for the campaign, which are sadly not displayed in the U.S. considering that Max Factor hasn't been sold here in two years. Now you'll have an excuse to buy with all the European fashion glossies!

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First Look: Courtney Love’s Never the Bride Collection

Courtney Love's Never the Bride lineCourtney Love took to popular microblogging site Twitter to offer her fans a sneak peek of her upcoming clothing line, titled Never the Bride.

Whether you're excited or humored by Love's foray into the fashion world, the photos seem to indicate that Love isn't too shabby (no pun intended!) of a designer (which perhaps isn't all that surprising considering the following she has for her own style).

The photos (a couple more can be seen after the jump) feature Chloe Norgaard, whose multi-colored locks compliment the pale pallet of the collection, which was made from repurposed vintage clothing.

What is the essence of Never the Bride - in Courtney's own words? "This is the stuff that I would wear if I was young enough to not look like Bette Davis in Whatever Happened After Baby Jane?" No word yet as to when or where you'll be able to snag a few of the pieces, despite Courtney incorrectly reporting on Twitter that they'll be available on Net-a-Porter.

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First Look: Prabal Gurung for Target

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Fashion Designers, Sales

Prabal Gurung for Target

Prabal Gurung's Target collection isn't going to hit stores until next year, but the retail giant offered fashion fans a sneak peek at what to expect.

Vogue reports that the pieces - which will range from $20-$200 - will incorporate "loads of his signature prints and graphic details," all of which were inspired by love. Gurung has previously spoken of his excitement for the line: "I believe collaborations... allow you to reach a wider audience. For me, it is an exciting challenge to interpret my aesthetic into a mass-produced product."

The 80-piece collection will hit stores and Target.com on February 10, 2013.

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First Look: Alexander McQueen Fall 2011 Ad Campaign

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011

Behold -- the first look at Alexander McQueen's Fall/Winter 2011 ad campaign!

Raquel Zimmermann glows -- literally -- in the post-apocalyptic-esque image, which is not unlike other macabre McQueen campaigns. While the flying particles aren't as distracting as, say, butterflies, I'm a bit undecided when it comes to the positioning of her arms.

What do you think of the new campaign?

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First Look: Lanvin for H&M

H&M has finally thrown fashion junkies a bone.

After initially keeping their lips sealed with headless promos making fans guess who was to head the next designer collection, H&M finally announced Lanvin would be the line. Then there were the couple viral videos that showed a behind-the-scenes look at the campaign with the clothes censored and an Alber Elbaz tirelessly putting his creations to paper as two model French maids waited on him. In both instances, the H&M clothes didn't appear, and weren't expected to appear until the November 2nd online fashion show... until now!

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Items Du Jour: Marion Covers Vogue, Megan Fox Strips for Cameras, Miley Gets Ear Ink

Marion Cotillard on July's Vogue—Although Megan Fox has been busy with promotional work for Jonah Hex, the people over at Armani didn’t want us to forget that the brunette actress is still their lingerie model. Piggybacking

In light of her publicity, the group has released one of her ads, expected to appear in major cities around July.

—French actress Marion Cotillard graces the July cover of Vogue looking fabulous (when doesn’t she?).

—Katy Perry’s Daisy Dukes from her “California Gurls” video have been the talk of the town lately. You’re easily able to snatch up a pair of the Diesel shorts for $160 a pop; however, you’ll have to glue the crystals yourself. Oh, the pitfalls of not being famous…

—Everyone’s favorite teen mess singer Miley Cyrus got a new tattooon her ear. It reads, “Love.”

—Mark Fast’s Topshop collection doesn’t hit stores until July 7th, but at least we can take a look at the dresses ahead of time.

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First Look: Lady Gaga Cuts Back on Hair for Alejandro

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The first look at ‘s latest music video for “Alejandro” is out, and initial reactions aren’t too flattering. Whether it be a comparison to animated folks like Ronald McDonald or The Simpsons character Mr. Burns (when he played a vampire of course), our favorite fashionista isn’t pleasing everyone. Personally, I’m glad she cut back on the extravagant hair pieces—it’s nice to see a little more natural Gaga, on top of just doing something different than her usual fare.

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