Paris Makes Africa Her Personal Villa

March 24, 2008 at 12:49 pm | Posted in Africa, Benji Madden, Celeb, Celebrities, Celebrity, News, paris, Paris Hilton, Party Scene, Socialites, Society, TMZ, Travel | Leave a comment

Leave it to Paris Hilton to go all the way to Africa – and still get a big party for herself organized in less than 24 hours.

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People reports that Hiltie just had to get her groove on in Johannesburg, and even though it was her BF Benji that was on tour, Paris totally hogged the spotlight – he went “totally unnoticed.”

And when Paris got the chance to shout-out to her pals on the hot mic, what did she say? That she loved “South Africa, the accent, and everyone.” So much for jet lag: P. stayed out until 2:30 a.m.

TMZ March 2008

Cashmere Mafia get the axe

March 18, 2008 at 3:06 pm | Posted in Australian Television, lucy liu, Miranda Otto, Network TV, Syndicated, Uncategorized, Viewers, Washington Post | Leave a comment
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With disappointing ratings across the board in a number of key regions, comedy drama Cashmere Mafia will be axed with only seven episodes ever being produced according to reports from the Washington Post.

Throughout its seven episode duration, the program starring Lucy Liu and Miranda Otto lost almost six million of its 10.72 million viewer premiere; the final episode achieved ratings of just 4.77 million, and was only the third highest rating program regularly in its timeslot.

Should a second series have been produced, questions may have been raised over its return to Australian television, with ratings declining nearly twenty percent in its opening weeks on the Nine network.

Thirteen episodes were originally to have been produced for Cashmere Mafia’s first and only season, but only seven were ever broadcast due to the writer’s strike.

Miranda Kerr

March 18, 2008 at 12:57 pm | Posted in beauty, Celeb, Celebrities, Celebrity, celebutante, Chadwick Australia, Los Angeles, Miranda Kerr, Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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SUPERMODEL Miranda Kerr blushed as she spoke for the first time about new boyfriend Orlando Bloom – admitting: “He’s a sweetheart.”

Miranda Kerr

The Lord of the Rings hunk was dating the stunning Victoria’s Secret model in secret – but was outted when they were spotted kissing in public.

Even so, Kerr blushed when asked about the romance which neither has officially confirmed, reports in Showbizspy.com and People.com

Talking to a reporter about her passion for yoga, she was asked if she ever practices with Orlando. “Ugh. Ha, ha, ha!” she stuttered, before finally managing, “Well, I’m sure he does yoga.”

She blushed as she then added: “He’s a sweetheart and that’s all I’m gonna say. Sweetheart.”

Asked if they spent Valentines Day together, she laughed: “I can’t tell you!”

“I work for Victoria’s Secret – but that’s my secret.”

The duo were in part brought together because of their spiritual beliefs.

Orlando has spoken out about his Buddhist beliefs, and Kerr said: “I practice Japanese Buddhism.

“At the heart of it all, it’s about practicing peace.”

Read how Kerr stood up to diva Paris Hilton here.

Introducing Abbey Lee

December 29, 2007 at 1:53 am | Posted in Abbey Lee, beauty, Celeb, Celebrities, Celebrity, celebutante, Elite Model Management, IMG, New York, News, supermodel, Supermodels, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Introducing Abbey Lee

CITY:SCENE feat. New York’s Megan Simmons

December 29, 2007 at 1:46 am | Posted in beauty, Blogroll, Celeb, Celebrities, Celebrity, celebutante, Megan Simmons, New York, News, Socialite, Socialites, Society, supermodel, Supermodels, TMZ, Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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CITY:SCENE feat. New York’s Megan Simmons

Megan Simmons

CITY:SCENE 2007-08

Party girls with a purpose: Building their own brands

December 29, 2007 at 1:33 am | Posted in Amanda Hearst, Ava Smith, Brittny Gastineau, Celeb, Celebrities, Celebrity, Fabiana Capra, Fabiola Beracasa, Fernanda Tavares, Grace Small, Lydia Hearst, Megan Simmons, New York, Paris Hilton, Parties, Party, Socialite, Socialites, Tinsley Mortimer, Vanessa Traina | Leave a comment

NEW YORK: It was 9 p.m. on Halloween and already a crowd of A-list revelers and the photographers who love them were inside the West Side lounge Bungalow 8. Stepping through the club’s velvet ropes, Fabiola Beracasa, the sexy, voluble socialite who is the Venezuelan-born daughter of Veronica Hearst, was dressed as Medusa in a made-to-order serpentine headdress, glittery body paint, freaky white contact lenses and gold-sequined hot pants.

As the photographers sprung into action, Beracasa, one of the party’s six hosts, gamely struck a variety of poses, momentarily jumping atop a leather banquette in her 6-inch, or 15-centimeter, platform heels.

After descending from her perch, she slinked through the crush of bodies to chat with her friend Tinsley Mortimer, another much-photographed girl- about-town, who was dressed as Raggedy Ann in red-and-white- striped stockings.

A few hours later, the photographs were up on Web sites about Manhattan party life, providing fodder to bloggers and glossy magazines that document the social set’s every clothing change. It was another night in the life of the ambitious post-deb set, during a week that included a host of similar photo ops: the Met museum Young Friends Benefit Dance, the Princess Grace Foundation gala, parties at the Jimmy Choo boutique and the Gramercy Park Hotel.

So many parties, so many party pictures. Yet to hear the newest wave of socialites tell it, the businesslike grind of going out nightly is increasingly a platform for creating a business.

Women like Beracasa (creative director of an estate jewelry company), Mortimer (designer of her own handbag line) and many others are exploring a new socialite end game – one in which they become a brand with mainstream recognition (extra points awarded for an actual logo).

Aggressively milking the fame they acquire through their irrepressible urge to dress up and be photographed, they are spinning off businesses that may one day provide nest eggs for the time an inherited fortune runs dry or a Palm Beach marriage goes down in flames, or simply as a means of personal fulfillment.

The New York Times

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Miss Fabulousity: Agyness Deyn

December 29, 2007 at 1:15 am | Posted in Africa, beauty, Blogroll, Celeb, Celebrities, Celebrity, celebutante, DNA Model Management, Los Angeles, New York, News, Parties, Party, Party Scene, Socialite, Socialites, Society, supermodel, Supermodels, TMZ, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Agyness Deyn wins “Model of the Year” award.

British model Agyness Deyn has won the ultimate modelling industry acclaim by being named Model of the Year.

She has appeared on the front of Italian, American and British Vogue and been in advertisements for Burberry, Giorgio Armani and Vivienne Westwood.

Party girls with a purpose: Building their own brands

November 28, 2007 at 5:28 am | Posted in Amanda Hearst, Ava Smith, Bijou Phillips, Brittny Gastineau, Bruna Brignol, Casey Johnson, Celeb, Celebrities, Celebrity, Chantal Meerie, Fabiana Capra, Fabiola Beracasa, Gloria Van Der Waal, Grace Small, Lydia Hearst, Megan Simmons, New York, Olivia Rubenbeck, Paris Hilton, Parties, Party, Socialite, Socialites, Tinsley Mortimer, Uncategorized, Vanessa Traina, Veronica Hearst, Victoria Traina | 2 Comments

NEW YORK: It was 9 p.m. on Halloween and already a crowd of A-list revelers and the photographers who love them were inside the West Side lounge Bungalow 8. Stepping through the club’s velvet ropes, Fabiola Beracasa, the sexy, voluble socialite who is the Venezuelan-born daughter of Veronica Hearst, was dressed as Medusa in a made-to-order serpentine headdress, glittery body paint, freaky white contact lenses and gold-sequined hot pants.As the photographers sprung into action, Beracasa, one of the party’s six hosts, gamely struck a variety of poses, momentarily jumping atop a leather banquette in her 6-inch, or 15-centimeter, platform heels.

After descending from her perch, she slinked through the crush of bodies to chat with her friend Tinsley Mortimer, another much-photographed girl- about-town, who was dressed as Raggedy Ann in red-and-white- striped stockings.

A few hours later, the photographs were up on Web sites about Manhattan party life, providing fodder to bloggers and glossy magazines that document the social set’s every clothing change. It was another night in the life of the ambitious post-deb set, during a week that included a host of similar photo ops: the Met museum Young Friends Benefit Dance, the Princess Grace Foundation gala, parties at the Jimmy Choo boutique and the Gramercy Park Hotel.

So many parties, so many party pictures. Yet to hear the newest wave of socialites tell it, the businesslike grind of going out nightly is increasingly a platform for creating a business.

Women like Beracasa (creative director of an estate jewelry company), Mortimer (designer of her own handbag line) and many others are exploring a new socialite end game – one in which they become a brand with mainstream recognition (extra points awarded for an actual logo).

Aggressively milking the fame they acquire through their irrepressible urge to dress up and be photographed, they are spinning off businesses that may one day provide nest eggs for the time an inherited fortune runs dry or a Palm Beach marriage goes down in flames, or simply as a means of personal fulfillment.

The New York Times

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“Breaking New Ground”

June 9, 2007 at 5:51 pm | Posted in Coco Rocha, Elite, IMG, IMG Worldwide, Megan Simmons, Natalia Vodianova, New York, Wilhelmina New York | 5 Comments

Natalia Vodianova is ‘Stepping on New Ground’

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Megan Simmons is ‘New Enterprise’

Coco Rocha is ‘The Money Maker’

When Time is In: Veronica Varekova, Megan Simmons, Estella Warren

May 18, 2007 at 12:39 pm | Posted in Estella Warren, Megan Simmons, New York, Parties, Party, Socialite, Socialites, Veronica Varekova | 4 Comments

Veronica Varekova, Megan Simmons, Estella Warren – When Time is In

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Giorgio Armani has launched numerous lines over the years inMding:

* Armani Exchange (A|X), The affordable collection was created in 1991 and is available in its 63 American boutiques & 45 International boutiques. Due to its popularity the brand has become more expensive.[citation needed]
* Armani Jeans, The second-cheapest Armani Line features its denim collection. Other than denim the brand also creates apparel for men and women. The normal average price of their denim is around $195. It can be purchased in America at certain Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdales stores. The Armani Jeans label has 30 boutiques in Europe & Asia.
* Armani Casa, The high end home collection by Armani features furniture, lamps, linens, and dining essentials. The Home Collection is expensively priced: for example, the highly acclaimed Tchaikowski Armchair retails at $9,985. Armani Casa is available at its 40 worldwide boutiques & select Neiman Marcus stores.
* Armani Junior, This line that features clothing for children.It can be purchased at its 15 worldwide boutiques and select Neiman Marcus & Saks Fifth Avenue stores.
* Emporio Armani A more youthful inspired Armani Line that markets for younger adults. The line is the third least expensive Armani Brand and can be bought at its 13 American boutiques and over 140 worldwide Boutiques making it the largest distributed Armani brand.
* Armani Collezioni The high end collection line of Giorgio Armani features clothing for men and women geared at the more professional lifestyle. In America it is available only in high end department stores and has 13 worldwide boutiques.
* Giorgio Armani The Armani signature label is the most expensive Armani label and is available in its 75 worldwide boutiques.
* Armani Privé, Armani’s haute couture line made history being the first haute couture Paris fashion show to be streamed live online. The label is strictly made to wear and not available for purchase in stores but can be ordered and tailored at a very high price.
* Armani Cosmetics, The beauty brand by Armani features cosmetics, skin care, perfumes, and colognes. It is available at many department stores worldwide and has very few boutiques.

Armani also invests in the fine dining industry. Throughout the world he has 14 Emporio Armani cafes. The Armani Bar in Hong Kong has also become a hit spot and his two new restaurants, NoBu & Prive, are found worldwide. He also has a small library and a floral company under the Armani name and a confectionary company known as Dolci.

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