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Dior taps Rihanna for advertising campaign. A full-length campaign film released as the fourth chapter in the Secret Garden saga. Filmed by Steven Klein in the château and gardens of Versailles. ~Rihanna for Dior~

21 December 2015

Dior Secret Garden IV – Versailles (Featuring Rihanna)

Dior Secret Garden IV – Versailles
(Featuring Rihanna)

The Facts:

 1.   A full-length campaign film released as the fourth chapter in the Secret Garden saga.

 2.   Filmed by Steven Klein in the château and gardens of Versailles.

 3.   Showcases the soundtrack ("Only if for a Night") of the singer's intro to her eighth studio album, ANTIdiaRY.

 4.   The style of the Dior bag that Rihanna is carrying is the "Diorama" bag.

 5.   She is captured running through the Salons of the Gods.

 6.   She dances in the Hall of Mirrors in the Château de Versailles (also the setting for the house's J'Adore perfume advertising starring Charlize Theron).

 7.   Rihanna is the first black woman to become the official face for this Parisian fashion house.

 8.   Dior design house historically is associated with being the epitome of femininity, glamour and sophistication.

 9.   Currently Dior is obviously "changing lanes" by moving away from their signature style in order to appeal to a younger, more diverse market.

 10.  By employing a character with a publicized rebellious streak proves that Dior is not stuck in a time warp and is making a conscious decision to appeal to a modern world.


 1.   Vogue News

 2.   UK Models

 3.   The Style Council Paris

25 November 2015

Louis Vuitton FW 2011

Head fashion designer of the Louis Vuitton luxury brand, Marc Jacobs, seems to be in a league of his own. According to one online review that I happened to stumble across while preparing to write this blog, his fetish, WWII-inspired fashion for the 2011 Fall/Winter season seems to be based off of the cult classic film "The Night Porter" which features the scandalous hotel seductive happenings between a Nazi officer and a Holocaust survivor. I just rented this film from and I don't really see the connection. However, I can agree irregardless of what Marc Jacob's motivation was for the runway concept, this is one fashion show that will leave a lasting impression for many more years to come. And to add both legendary supermodels Kate Moss AND Naomi Campbell to the model lineup just leaves the audience in complete awe and intrigue! Hats off to you, Marc Jacobs! (Updated 11/30/2015)

Models: Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell

Models: Aymeline Valade and Raquel Zimmermann

Models: Joan Smalls and Liu Wen

:: people of the world unite ::

Models: Karolina Kurkova and Jourdan Dunn

Models: Shu Pei Qin and Daphne Groeneveld

Models: Du Juan and Dempsey Stewart

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Models: Natasha Poly and Alana Zimmer

27 August 2015

2015 Houston Astros: George Springer Hopefully Returning Soon!

Image Source: USA Today Sports ~ For the Win

Houston Astros outfielder and current Heart and Hustle Award Recipient George Springer has been out due to a wrist injury since July 2, 2015. Without his dynamic presence, things have been a little bit rocky for the Astros but somehow they are maintaining their top position in the West Division according to ESPN's MLB Standings.

As speculated recently on the Houston Chronicle's sports blog, he may be back in the game the first week of September. Well, that is just around the corner. Can't wait for his return! He still has a chance to win the Best Overall Heart and Hustle Award which will be presented November 10, 2015. Sure would be nice if George Springer could come back to not just show up but show out! Keeping my fingers crossed.

NOW is his TIME!

Image Source: USA Today Sports ~ For the Win

Image Source: ~ Pioneer Press Sports

:: u took my heart and u held it in your mouth ::

Image Source: USA Today Sports ~ For the Win

:: with the word, all my love came rushing out ::

When he returns I hope he reverts back to the walk-up song he used in the 2014 season: "Sweet Nothing" by Calvin Harris. This song is so sexy ... perfect for the good-looking George Springer! It just seems to fit him better than his current 2015 walk-up song: "Poison" by Bell Biv Devoe.

♪ "Sweet Nothing" by Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch (Diplo/Grand Theft Remix) ♪