Rihanna is Now a Dior Girl

Rihanna/DiorWe’ve all seen Rihanna in photos sitting in the front row of her favorite Dior shows but the time has come when she becomes a Dior girl herself.  Back in March, an announcement was made the famous diva would star in the fourth installment of Dior’s “Secret Garden” campaign which was shot by Steven Klein in Versailles.  Rumor has it she’s been having a hard time keeping this a secret because she is extremely excited to be a part of such a wonderful brand, not to mention her favorite designer’s ad campaign.

Now, a few months later, her ads have been revealed and we are completely addicted to what we’ve seen so far!  Her ads bring glamour to the brand and are absolutely stunning. The print and video ads show the star in a fantasy-like sequence, wandering around the infamous palace and walking up the enchanted staircase, all while unbelievably gorgeous in Dior clothes and accessories.

Rihanna joins actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Marion Cotillard and Natalie Portman – who are all current faces of the Dior collection but she is the first black woman to front a Dior campaign.

Rihanna/DiorFollow #secretgarden4 on social media to catch a glimpse of Rihanna’s Dior video and to keep up with the latest reveals!

 

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Detroit Tiger Handbags by Dooney & Bourke

Dooney & Bourke - TigersGuess what Tiger fans?! Dooney & Bourke’s New Signature MLB Collection now includes styles for our Detroit Tigers!

Yes, we know the collection includes all thirty MLB teams but we are super stoked about the Detroit Tigers theme of course. The collection features spirited, timeless handbag styles in new coated graphic MLB prints from the Triple-Zip Crossbody to the Carry-All Satchel. These lightweight, sleek designs are spacious enough to carry all your essentials, while also giving you hands-free style when you’re on the go. Prices range from $88 to $248 and are available for purchase on the Dooney & Burke website.

 

 

Photo – Dooney & Bourke Detroit Tigers Zip Zip Satchel, $248

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Two New Stores are Coming to Twelve Oaks Mall

Twelve Oaks MallTwo new popular stores, Athleta and Garage,  will be opening at Twelve Oaks Mall this spring. Two great stores to add to the Oakland County Mall, in our opinion.  Montreal-based Garage is bringing their first Michigan store to Michigan and it’s known for it’s trendy, affordable clothes and fun accessories for tweens and teens. A girl’s boutique the community feels will be a big hit with local families. The boutique will be located on the lower level near Lord & Taylor and is scheduled to open within the first two weeks of May.

Athleta, known for their high quality fitness apparel is scheduled to open at Twelve Oaks Mall a few weeks later than Garage.  Rumor has it the grand opening will be close to last week of May and will be located on the upper level near Sears.  We’ve been told, Athleta will bring more to the community than it’s amazing fitness apparel.  Athleta also plans to host local races, athletic events and helpful in-store classes.

We’ll keep you posted on the grand openings and the upcoming events to be held at Athleta.  Be sure to stay tuned!

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The Perfect Travel Tote by Helmer

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Traveling to an exotic place for your “Spring Break”?  We’d like to recommend the tote/clutch combination from Helmer.  The large Jojo tote comes with a detachable clutch that can be used for your money, driver’s license & passport and can easily be pulled out and used alone for a special evening out. Handmade in Bali and crafted with dedication and patience – HELMER produces chic, timeless pieces, while featuring bold textures and designs sure to stand out amongst a crowd.

Helmer totes and clutches can be purchased via their website.  Click here to view more colors and prints and to shop online.

 

 

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Must Jewelry Supports ALS

Must JewelryAcademy Award winning Eddie Redmayne won the “Best Actor” title at this year’s Oscars for his role of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. If you haven’t had the chance to see the movie, Stephen Hawking is a character known for his scientific works and published writings who suffers from a rare-onset slow-progressing form of ALS.  The disease paralyzed him over decades and has left him to communicate through a single cheek muscle attached to a speech-generating device.

We’ve all heard about ALS and the global social media buzz regarding the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” which shed even more light on the disease. Celebrities have taken a stand against the disease, Hollywood has as well through on screen characters and awareness worldwide has gone even stronger over the last couple of years. It is clear steps are being taken to end the terrible disease that is affecting so many.

Must Jewelry, a modern and trendy jewelry company, also commits to continue to strive towards ending ALS through a brand-new Ice Bucket themed line using their finest silver, gold and diamonds. Twenty percent of all sales go directly to the ALS Association, which is more than 65% of profits. The Ice Bucket line retails for $125 and is available in both men’s and women’s styles. Must Jewelry manufactures their own diamonds to the implementation into actual jewelry, the process starts in the mine and ends on the consumer’s finger. Each piece is hands on polished to perfection including the pieces created for ALS awareness.  Want to learn more? Click here to view their website.

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Blog Portal NowManifest has been Shut Down

NowManifestBig news is hitting the fashion blog world and it isn’t pretty for some.  We’ve been told, Condé Nast-owned blog portal NowManifest that is known for hosting fashion bloggers including Anna Dello Russo, Susie Bubble and our favorite BryanBoy, has been shut down. If you’re a fashion blogger or a reader of fashion blogs then you know, NowManifest hosted some of fashion’s most prominent blogs and has made celebrities out of their writers.

The bloggers that used the platform, including Susie Bubble, Anna Dello Russo, Derek Blasberg, BryanBoy and Fashion Toast, were given notice of its termination last November so this isn’t new news. Now that the time has come, the mentioned bloggers are expected to continue to blog independently.  This means, if they would like to continue they must from their own websites and take control without the help of NowManifest and Condé Nast.  They will now be in charge of their advertising partnerships, content creation, photos & professional relationships.

The reason for change is simply because Condé Nast plans to put more focus on their leading site, Style.com. Last Summer, Condé Nast sold the company to Penske Media Corporation, but retained ownership of NowManifest and Style.com. Reorganization of their digital space and their social media efforts are in full force now.

Are we worried about these bloggers?  Absolutely not.  They currently have a great following and the status to succeed, now it’s simply up to them to hold their own. The NowManifest website’s last post went live on Monday and was a street style shot by WeWoreWhat.  The post shows the bloggers in denim, on a New York City street. A grand last hurrah!  Now we will watch these talented individuals soar on their own.  Will you give them your support?

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Reese, Cate & Emma Wear Tiffany & Co to the 87th Academy Awards

A few of Tiffany & Co’s most prized possessions made a stunning appearance at the 87th Academy Awards. Cate Blanchett, Reese Witherspoon and Emma Stone are all getting the press they deserve based on their flawless red carpet looks and it’s not just because of their gowns.

 

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Academy Award Presenter Cate Blanchett went for a more subtle look this year compared to last in a sophisticated John Galliano for Maison Margiela dress. This dress was the permit choice giving the Tiffany & Co turquoise, aquamarine and diamond necklace from the 2015 Tiffany Blue Book collection the perfect canvas to shine.

 

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Academy Award nominee Reese Witherspoon wore an off the shoulder black and white Tom Ford gown on the red carpet at the Academy Awards. Her Tiffany & Co accessories included diamond earrings, bracelet, ring and a Fancy Intense Blue diamond ring from the 2015 Tiffany Blue Book collection.

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Emma Stone wore a custom long-sleeved Elie Saab gown in a gorgeous golden chartreuse. The Academy Award nominee jazzed up this gorgeous gown with Tiffany & Co diamond cuffs in 18k yellow and white gold from the 2015 Tiffany Blue Book collection and emerald-cut diamond stud earrings.

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Colt 36 by Breitling; A Timepiece for Women

unnamedWomen wishing to combine elegance with performance can add the new Colt 36 by Breitling to their timepiece collection. A new addition to the Colt line by Breitling, this divine watch is 36mm in diameter, has mother-of-pearl dials and maintains it’s legendary sturdiness and readability. It’s an easy piece to dress up or down no matter what you have planned for the day.

Breitling is no longer a men’s world. Witness the new Colt 36 with its original lines and some added touches of feminity meant to grace all wrists. It’s sporty and refined and is perfect for active female lifestyles. Are you a mommy-on-the-go or a working girl that likes to wear a nice watch to the office?  Either way, the Colt 36 is a hot functioning timepiece that will look good anywhere you wear it.

 

 

unnamedThe bracelet and straps come in a choice of steel or smooth leather, as well as a highly exclusive leather featuring a fine wave motif and is available in a wide range of colors. All versions are available with an optional diamond-set bezel.

So radiant and beautiful, the Colt timepiece not only outshines his but it’s also waterproof and is the favorite watch of the reigning world aerobatics champion Aude Lemordant. This is one timepiece you just might want to put on your Mother’s Day wish list. Not a mom? That’s okay, nice gift to yourself “just because” isn’t a bad idea!

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Detroit Caliber Collection Hopes to Eradicate Illegal Guns

unnamedThe Caliber Detroit Collection, created to eradicate illegal guns and to put an end to gun violence, consists of bangles, cuff links and cuffs made from illegal guns and shell casings that have been sept from crime scenes or have been turned over during weapon buyback programs. Serial numbers from the illegal guns can be visibly found on each metal jewelry piece and 20% of the net proceeds from each Caliber Detroit purchase will fund future gun buyback and amnesty programs in Detroit, MI.

As a part of Jewelry for a Cause, The Caliber Collection jewelry pieces can purchased in 18K gold-plated, rose gold-plated, and white gold-plated. Cuffs start at $150, steel bangles start at $200 and the steel cuff links start at $250.

 

unnamedIn addition to the Caliber Collection line, the team at Jewelry for a Cause launched “Raise the Caliber” – a national advocacy campaign to end illegal gun violence in America. Within the Raise The Caliber campaign, leaders in a variety of fields are using their talents to raise funds and awareness for victims of illegal gun violence. One of the partners local to Detroit is furniture designer Joseph Jeup, who has created a lighting collection for the initiative. Illegal guns were shredded under the supervision of the Detroit Police Department alongside Joseph Jeup and another Raise The Caliber team member, Mike Bruggeman.

 

unnamedThe Caliber Collection and Raise The Caliber will continue to introduce new and exciting products that will help victims of illegal gun violence so keep an eye out for more product launches and new collection designs here at Detroit Fashion News.  Help save the streets of Detroit and purchase your favorite jewelry pieces at jewelryforacause.net.

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Julia Roberts Wears Tiffany to the Screen Actors Guild Awards

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More red carpet stunners came lout to shine Sunday night at the star-studded Screen Actors Guild Awards show. The red-carpet had lots of gorgeous moments including this picture perfect moment of presenter and nominee, Julia Roberts.

Julia opted out of her floor length gown options and kept it simple & sleek in a plunging black Givenchy jumpsuit.  Her jewelry consisted of chrysoprase and diamond earrings, bracelet and ring from the Tiffany  Masterpieces collection at the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Los Angeles, January 25, 2015.  You can get a closer look at the the Tiffany jewelry below.  Which one is your favorite? We just can’t decide!

 

Chrysoprase and Princess-cut Diamond Ring in platinum
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Bracelet in platinum with custom-cut chrysoprase and diamonds
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Chrysoprase and Princess-cut Diamond Drop Earrings in platinum
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Photo Credit: Julia Roberts photo taken by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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