Rihanna lands own fashion show

Rihanna has announced her debut television project, launching a fashion series where unknown designers will compete for the chance to dress her when she performs at London's Wireless festival in July.

Launching exclusively on UK channel Sky Living HD, it was announced January 26 that the singer will be executive-producing and appearing on the currently unnamed program.

Despite being the current face of Armani Jeans and lingerie, the star is known for championing more obscure designers on the red carpet from time to time.

have been very fortunate to work with some truly amazing Fashion designers and stylists throughout my career, and they have been instrumental in making sure my creative vision reaches the stage," explained the star.

"I am excited to follow the journey of our aspiring contestants and see how their individuality influences their efforts during the course of the show."

The show will run over ten weeks, challenging the unknown creators to create outfits for a string of celebrities before the ultimate challenge of creating Rihanna's unique stage outfit.

Set to air this summer, it will be presented by Nicola Roberts of UK girl group Girls Aloud, whose fashion credentials include launching her own Dainty Doll makeup range.

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Flirty fashion corset collection After Dark by Eurotique

Eurotique continues to expand their footprint of high quality corsets by adding After Dark, Fashion Corsets to their well known brand.

Eurotique, the premiere corset manufacturer, has recently launched a fashion corset collection to compete with the bustier market. Eurotique wanted to offer an alternative to Bustiers which many companies incorrectly call corsets. The After Dark collection is their answer to the entry level corset market. The After Dark corsets will give customers the experience of a corset at the price of a bustier.

After Dark Fashion Corsets
• Stainless Spiral Steel Boning
• Stainless Steel Busk or Zipper
• All After Dark Fashion Corsets are lined.
• Every After Dark Fashion Corset includes a Modesty Panel & Garters
• After Dark Corsets are available in numerous Styles and Colors
• Available in sizes XS to 5X
• Made in Plus Sizes up to 5X

Chrissy Grieco, CEO of Eurotique says, “Eurotique has improved the manufacturing process and built upon our past success with this new line of corsets. We have improved quality and lowered costs to make our corsets extremely cost effective for more stores to carry.” Corsets can be ordered in a large variety of colors and fabrics and are available in sizes from XS to 5X, Eurotique is one of the few companies offering plus sizes.

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Kate Moss Face of Mango's Fashion S/S 2012 campaign

English celebrity model Kate Moss has posed for Spanish fashion brand Mango Spring/Summer campaign.

The retail chain’s campaign featuring Kate has been shot by well-known photographer Terry Richardson.

Celebrities like Scarlett Johansson and Olivia Palermo have earlier starred in campaigns for Mango fashion collections.

Kate, 38, has earlier modeled for several fashion brands including Versace and Calvin Klein. She also served as a designer for Topshop for four years prior to agreeing to be the face of Mango last year.

Read More about Kate Moss spearheads Mango's S/S campaign @ Fibre2fashion

View Video of Kate Moss the Face of Mango Fashion SS 2012

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Trina Turk for Banana Republic capsule collection

Banana Republic and Trina Turk are proud to announce the debut of the Banana Republic Trina Turk Collection – a limited-edition capsule featuring chic summer essentials inspired by the southern California apparel lifestyle. The collection will be available for purchase in June 2012 and will be carried in all Banana Republic stores in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Japan, Turkey, and Korea as well as online in 24 countries through its websites

"I find myself continually inspired by the cool, modern vibe of southern California and I wanted to bring that spirit to Banana Republic's summer collection," says Simon Kneen, Creative Director. "Trina's signature prints are beloved and embody the aspirational Palm Springs lifestyle, so she was a natural partner for Banana Republic's capsule collection this Summer."

A true reflection of the sophisticated ease of summer, the Banana Republic Trina Turk Collection will bring a harmonious fusion of Trina Turk's distinctive resort inspired aesthetic, translated through the Banana Republic lens of effortless modernity and noticeable quality. The nearly 60-piece collection of women's apparel and accessories features an array of summer must-haves in iconic Trina Turk prints re-imagined in this exclusive capsule of collaborative designs. From flirty dresses to printed swim separates and plush beach towels, items are perfect for the warm days ahead and will help Banana Republic customers effortlessly transition from deskside to poolside and everywhere in-between. 

"When we began working together on the collaboration, Simon and I decided early on that the Palm Springs 'cocktails by the pool' lifestyle would be our key inspiration for the colors, styles, and prints," says Turk. "I'm excited to offer this collection of colorful, covetable and unique pieces to Banana Republic customers for summer 2012."

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Hong Kong fashion week 2012

Hong Kong Fashion Week 2012 Fall/Winter has shifted its focus to design from the earlier emphasis on quality manufacturing. This is in tune with the Hong Kong government’s policy to promote “creative industries.”

Around 1,900 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions are displaying the latest fashion in apparels and accessories at this year’s Fashion Week, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).

“World Boutique” remains the key design-focused event at the 10th edition of the Hong Kong Fashion Week, which concludes on January 19, 2012.

During the week, latest collections of four globally renowned fashion designers – Shanghai’s Qi Gang, London’s Craig Lawrence, Hong Kong’s Hidy Ng and Paris’s Risto Bimbiloski – were launched.

The fashion event introduced few upcoming designers from Hong Kong to international buyers, including Bendy Woo, Hin Lee and Cecilia Yau.

Read More about Hong Kong fashion week 2012 @ Fibre2fashion

View Hong Kong Fashion Week Video and Pictures

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iD reveals 2012 Emerging Designer finalists

Fashion history will be created and careers launched when the world’s hot new fashion talent show their collections at the 8th annual iD International Emerging Designer Awards in Dunedin, New Zealand. 

Twenty eight finalists from seven countries have been selected to show at this year’s prestigious event to be held on Thursday 29 March 2012, at the Lion Foundation Arena, Edgar Stadium, Dunedin.

Victoria Muir, iD’s event co-ordinator says the iD Awards are continuing to attract international talent who travel from around the globe (including Switzerland, Israel and Croatia) for the opportunity to show at this must-see fashion event. 

“For the first time since this international fashion competition was launched in 2005, we have a finalist from Canada, with an even stronger representation from New Zealand and Australia. Every year I’m amazed at the quality of the entries we receive, and this year is no different. I’ve collated over 100 entries from 11 different countries, representing some of the most prestigious fashion schools in the world.”

Tanya Carlson, fashion designers and selection panellist, says it is exciting to see more menswear collections in this year’s entries, alongside many applicants showing sustainable processes and a greater awareness of the environment.

“It’s great to see an increase in the number of Australian finalists embracing the opportunities the iD Awards offer – including having their collections seen by one of the industry’s best, Hilary Alexander, who I’m looking forward to meeting again!”

Read more about iD reveals 2012 Emerging Designer finalists @ Fibre2fashion

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Rihanna's Sexy New Emporio Armani Underwear Campaign

Barbadian recording artist Robyn Rihanna Fenty, better known as Rihanna, has posed for new Emporio Armani innerwear and Armani Jeans campaign for the second consecutive season.

The singer, considered to be one of the best selling artists of all time, replaced actress Megan Fox as the face of Armani and appeared for Armani campaign for the first time in September 2011 for the brand’s autumn winter 2011 campaign.

In the current spring/summer 2012 Emporio Armani innerwear campaign, she appears in black and white images shot by top fashion photography duo of Marcus Piggott and Mert Alas.

In the innerwear campaign, the superstar singer can be seen lying on a white bed wearing lace lingeries set, camisole top and briefs that match the look

Read More about Rihanna's Sexy New Emporio Armani Underwear Campaign @ Fibre2fashion

View More Rihanna Pictures and Rihanna Armani Jeans Video

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Gucci Menswear A/W ‘tormented poets’ collection

Gucci Menswear
Gucci presents its menswear collection for autumn-winter 2012. He is searching for a name for that rose. Tucked into the pocket of an evening jacket like a secret memory. Saturated with blue and red ink from his writing. His dedication to Les fleurs du mal blossoms in the prints and in the jacquard effects. Unveiling a vocabulary of intellectual luxury for new Helmut Berger rebels. 

Visconti grunge - “These are tormented poets with an effortless attitude, when it comes to mixing and creating a personal style,” explains Creative Director Frida Giannini, “Fabrics that allude to the nineteenth century, softly oversized pieces, shirts with a dandy hint, and the nonchalance of a newly-arrived young Hollywood actor.” With that magnetic, dreamy gaze of Leonardo DiCaprio in Total Eclipse. 

Bohemian grunge - With warm layers overlapping, like the bud of a flower. Deconstructed coats with oversized lines and peacoats with Prussian details, back-belts, and metallic buttons. Double-breasted blazers for an aesthete, cardigan-sculptures, and jackets with boxy lines to promenade this season’s new style, short, free of volume, in botanical prints of roses and iris created exclusively for Gucci, for a graphic fil rouge along with tapestry prints and micropatterns. 

A hedonistic black-out. For the reinterpretation of the tuxedo. Dinner jackets and trousers in black velvet, impalpable and liquid. Trenches and blazers in lasercut ponyskin. Tuxedo jackets. To open the doors of a romantic cabinet of curiosities. 

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Guccis glamour shines at Golden Globe Awards

Gucci dressed select nominees and presenters for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards taking place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards show was broadcast live yesterday at 5:00 pm PT / 8:00 pm ET on NBC. 

Presenter Salma Hayek-Pinault wore a Gucci Art Deco strapless evening gown with a black satin evening clutch. The dress features a graphic bustier embroidered with antique gold and silver glass bugle beads, thin beaded black belt and a fully embroidered liquid skirt of vertical lines of glass beads and black satin peep toe evening shoes. 

Jessica Alba presented wearing a Gucci pale lilac Première silk charmeuse embroidered eveningwear. The dress features crystal encrusted organza petals, light crystal drops and a high-waisted sash that drapes into a pleated train. 

Evan Rachel Wood, who is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Made for Television for Mildred Pierce, wore a custom designed Gucci Première halter neck gown and black suede evening sandals. The midnight green dress is embroidered with overlapping fish scale paillettes and ostrich plumes, graduating into a full skirt of iridescent feathers. 

Berenice Bejo, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for The Artist, wore a Gucci Première sapphire silk organza strapless evening gown. The dress features an asymmetrical gathered bustier and full skirt with tiers of cascading petals. 

Presenter Robert Downey Jr. wore a Gucci black custom tuxedo jacket with tails, tuxedo trousers, white dress shirt, white pique cotton vest, white silk tie and black lace ups. 

Pedro Almodovar, whose film The Skin I Live In is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, wore a Gucci black satin trimmed two button Signoria tuxedo with a white dress shirt, black silk tie and black leather lace ups. 

Nominee for Best Director of a Motion Picture for the film The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius wore a Gucci black peak lapel one button Marseille tuxedo with black waistcoat, white dress shirt, printed tone-on-tone black silk tie and black leather lace-ups. 

Presenter Ashton Kutcher wore a Gucci midnight blue tone on tone patterned grosgrain notch lapel two button 'Marseille' tuxedo with white dress shirt, midnight blue grosgrain tie and black leather lace ups. 

Armie Hammer wore a Gucci midnight blue Marseille peak lapel one button tuxedo with white dress shirt and black grosgrain bowtie. 

Jeremy Irvine wore a Gucci black Signoria notch lapel two button tuxedo trimmed with satin, white dress shirt, black silk tie and black patent lace ups. 

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1950's era of rock-n-roll & pin-up girls inspire Erika Hendrix

German fashion designers Erika Hendrix is set to debut her Spring/Summer 2010 collection in February 2010. The collection is inspired from the vintage 1950's era of rock-n-roll and pin-up girls. This theme is illustrated throughout the collection by the use of bows & ribbons, round collars, poodle skirts, and rompers, with a distinct motif that cohesively brings every piece together. 

"I just love the 1950's style. The clothes, the music, the hair, everything! The cuts were so flattering and also sexy without showing a lot of skin," says the designer. "I think I took more of a risk with this collection with the prints and cuts." The SS 2010 collection mainly uses cotton fabrics with pastel colors, leopard and berry prints. The German designer recruited Caroline B. from Most Wanted Models to model in the campaign, and boasts 30 pieces that will range from sizes XS-L. 

"I think by having a boutique I see first hand what people want and what looks good on them. So I keep that in mind with every piece I design. I am always inspired by everything. I could be putting out a collection every 2 weeks," Erika states. "I don't look at what other designers are doing. I don't look at what's in style. I do my own thing and get inspired by everyday life." 

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nathalia pinheiro Sexy Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012 Swimsuit Model Hunt Winner

Nathalia Pinheiro won the Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012 recently. Here's everything you want to know about Nathalia Pinheiro

A deadly mix of Brazilian and Punjabi blood, Nathalia Pinheiro has been described as a model with a beautiful fashion Brazilian body and a gorgeous Punjabi face!

Pinheiro is not just a fashion models, but also a trained opera singer who believes in living life to the fullest.

Nathalia Pinheiro journey in the past six months can at best be described as volatile. Starting from the bottom, she steadily made her way up the ladder of success and is now the winner of the Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012!

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Nathalia Pinheir Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012

Nathalia Pinheiro has recently signed her first movie in south India and is in talks with becoming the poster girl for one of the most elite international brands.
Pinheiro had come into India once earlier but left disheartened. This time though she is here to stay!
Keep clicking to know more about this sexy bombshell
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Nathalia Pinheir Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012

How Nathalia Pinheiro got into modelling:
I've started when I was 14 years old, cause I wanted my financial independence.
Golden rules of the business:
Be on time every time; never lose the composure and be polite.
Nathalia Pinheiro fitness secrets:
Eat wherever and anything you want but never forget your running at the end of the day!
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Nathalia Pinheir Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012

Personal sense of style:
Casual chic. A nice long simple dress with some nice watch or/and earrings, lose hair, always works for me. Can match jeans with silky shirts as well.
Nathalia Pinheiro perfect day:
When I can sleep 10 hours, wake up in a nice daylight with that smooth cold wind, some walk on the beach, always with my MP3, seafood with champagne and a movie at night.
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Nathalia Pinheir Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012

Nathalia Pinheiro passion:
Modelling/acting, singing and writing!
If I wasn't a model:
I'd probably be a singer.
Today's hottest actors and actresses are:
Actor: Shah Rukh Khan, Imran Khan and Salman Khan
Actress: Sonam Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor
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Nathalia Pinheir Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012

Nathalia Pinheiro passion:
Modelling/acting, singing and writing!
If I wasn't a model:
I'd probably be a singer.
Today's hottest actors and actresses are:
Actor: Shah Rukh Khan, Imran Khan and Salman Khan
Actress: Sonam Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor
Image: Nathalia Pinheiro

Nathalia Pinheir Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012

Nathalia Pinheiro favourite food:
Indian food, Japanese food and my rice black beans French fries and steak and Brazilian food in general!
Nathalia Pinheiro favourite drink:
Diet coke and pink champagne.
Nathalia Pinheiro favourite hangout:
Anywhere with nice music and not too crowded, somewhere I can sit on a table like Olive and Aurus and Zinc in Mumbai.
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Nathalia Pinheir Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012

The music Nathalia Pinheiro enjoy:
Classic music (erudite, operatic, orchestral) Heavy metal, classic rock, Hindi songs, Celtic songs.
Preferred travel destination:
Any good beach really.
Nathalia Pinheiro Most favourite movies:
Rosemary's baby, Damage, Clockwork Orange, all films of Marilyn Monroe, Combien tu m'aimes (How Much Do You Love Me?) and Hum Dil de Chuke Sanam.

Nathalia Pinheir Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012

Nathalia Pinheiro favourite books:
The Catcher in the Rye, Otelo, Vidas secas, The Republic (by Plato)
Makeup I can't live without:
Corrective for dark circles, lipstick
Nathalia Pinheiro most recent indulgence:
A pair of blue diamonds earrings!
Greatest challenge in life:
The hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl!
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Nathalia Pinheir Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012

Turn ons in a man:
Intelligence, enigmatic shyness and a sarcastic mood as well as confidence     
Turn offs in a man:
Over confidence, loud mood, too fast actions.
I can't leave home without:
Nathalia Pinheiro mp3 and of course, my keys
In my spare time, I...
Sing and write.
Nathalia Pinheiro future plans:
Becoming a successful actress
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Nathalia Pinheir Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012

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Hottest Kingfisher Calendar Girls 2012

Kingfisher Calendar Girls 2012
Nathalia Pinheiro

Nathalia Pinheiro Fashion Model image(www.kingfishercalendar.com)

The most glamorous swimsuit calendar is all set to be launched and here's what you can expect from it.

In its tenth year, the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar has been shot in Sri Lanka.

Atul Kasbekar, the photographer who has been shooting it for the last ten years, has shot the calendar this year too.

While the calendar itself is yet to be launched, we bring you a sneak peek into what you can expect in the sexiest and the most glamorous calendars in India.

First up is Nathalia Pinheiro who strikes a pose in a sexy two-piece bikini. Nathalia was the winner of the Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2012. Click here to know more about her!

Image: Nathalia Pinheiro for Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar
Photographs: Atul Kasbekar

Kingfisher Calendar Girls 2012

 Angela Jonsson 

 Angela Jonsson Fashion Model image(www.kingfishercalendar.com)

The sexy Angela Jonsson sets the mercury soaring in a red bikini.

Don't miss: Bikini model Angela Jonsson opens up!

Image: Angela Jonsson for Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar
Photographs: Atul Kasbekar

Kingfisher Calendar Girls 2012
Saiyami Kher 

 Saiyami Kher Fashion Model image(www.kingfishercalendar.com)

Saiyami Kher sizzles in a single piece swimsuit.

Image: Saiyami Kher for Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar
Photographs: Atul Kasbekar

Kingfisher Calendar Girls 2012
 Maia Haydon

 Maia Haydon Fashion Model image(www.kingfishercalendar.com)

Following in on her sister Lisa's footsteps is Maia Haydon, looking just as sexy if not sexier! Watch out for her!

Image: Maia Haydon for Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar
Photographs: Atul Kasbekar

Kingfisher Calendar Girls 2012
 Tena Desae

 Tena Desae Fashion Model image(www.kingfishercalendar.com)

Dev Patel's sexy new heroine Tena Desae drops her clothes for the Kingfisher Calendar!

Image: Tena Desae for Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar
Photographs: Atul Kasbekar

Kingfisher Calendar Girls 2012
 Mimi Blix

 Mimi Blix Fashion Model image(www.kingfishercalendar.com)

Mimi Blix isn't new to Kingfisher. The '6ft Ugandan/Norwegian goddess' (Kasbekar's words not ours) has appeared in the calendar earlier and makes a splash this time around too.

Image: Mimi Blix for Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar!
Photographs: Atul Kasbekar

Kingfisher Calendar Girls 2012
 Maia Haydon

Maia Haydon Fashion Model image(www.kingfishercalendar.com)

Finally, here's yet another picture of the stunning Maia Haydon in a sexy flirty bikini.

Watch this space for more pictures from the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar!

Image: Maia Haydon for Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar!
Photographs: Atul Kasbekar

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