Thursday, 21 June 2012

'And Dior Created Woman' - Dior Addict Film Starring Daphne Groeneveld Directed by Jonas Akerlund! Xx

So here is  the Directors Cut
'And Dior Created Woman'
for Dior Addict Fragrance
Based on the original motion picture by Roger Vadim
starring Daphne Groeneveld 
Directed by Jonas Akerlund
Filmed in St Tropez 2012

It is totally Gorgeous - we love it! Xx


And Here is the official Commercial


It's making Sparkle Style very excited about our 
Mediterranean trip
to Venice, Rome, Positano, Sorrento, Naples and Sicily

Watch this Space for the pictures and stories to follow.




Dior Addict Eau Fraiche
bergamot, grapefruit
freesia, white lotus, pomegranate
woody notes, white musk

"Luminous, glittery fragrance full of 
freshness and desire..."—Francois Demachy
Dior Addict Eau Sensuelle
rose oil, rose absolute
rose essential oil, jasmine
white musk, cedar
                                              "Soft, floral composition for a natural and sensual woman. 
A very personal fragrance..." Francois Demachy




Take a look at scenes from the original and
iconic inspiration Roger Vadim's
'And God Created Woman'
Starring Brigitte Bardot


Until next time J Xx


Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Robert Clarke London Prints Available Exclusively at Liberty & A-Z OF DOGS - NY EDITION! Xx

British artist Robert Clarke has created 
a series of four London themed prints 
which are selling at Liberty
for this years Jubilee and Olympic celebration in the city. 
The prints are of specially selected items that Robert feels 
represent the Capital for him in subtle shades 
of grey and accented with red.

Robert comments ‘I went out into the lovely greyness of 
London and the most significant colour that shouted London 
to me was the red of the buses, the traditional phone boxes, 
the London Underground sign and the metaphorical image of the crown. 
These pictures were a celebration of places I pass and the things
 I see that conjure up London for me.’

The prints are created by The Print Block in Whitstable 
and available exclusively to Liberty.
 Prints are 50cm x 50cm and are printed on heritage paper
 in an edition of 50, priced at £220 each.









Robert was trained at the prestigious 
St. Martins School of Art in London. 
A highly skilled draftsman and visual artist, 
he has worked in various fields 
of Creative industries and built up a solid body of work that 
has been featured in numerous solo and 
group exhibitions in the UK and US.

Paul Smith store showcased a complete series at their flagship 
store in Sloane Square and his series of bird paintings 
were exhibited at the Zetter Space.

He also caused a stir with two editions of 
the A-Z Of Dogs in London and New York. 

 A-Z OF DOGS - NY EDITION

 Robert Clarke's New York edition 
of his much lauded A-Z of Dogs UK 
 was exhibited at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery  
(262 Mott St between Houston and Spring) 
in New York from 17th November to 1 December 2011.

The collection of prints features a 
 selection of smaller, hip, NY city dogs 
such as American Bull Terrier, Boston Terrier, Chihuahua, 
Pug, Golden Retriever, Russian Toy Terrier,
 Italian Greyhound and French Bulldog. 
The small dogs large city vibe
 is in contrast to the hardy, solid, 
walk the dog on the heath type
 English dogs of the British version.

 The A-Z is available as screen prints 
on 315gsm heritage paper as
 the London show. 
The prints can also be bought altogether in an
 embossed denim box.

 NEW YORK EDITION A SET OF
 SCREEN PRINTS AND PAINTINGS BY ROBERT CLARKE

THE REBECCA HOSSACK GALLERY
 262 MOTT ST
 NEW YORK NY 10012

 TELEPHONE: 212 925 3500
 www.r-h-g.com



The Show at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery 
was a fantastic success 
and the A-Z prints are 
available in Liberty London in 2012.


Robert has been painting dogs for over 10 years. 
After being attacked by a dog, when a young boy,
he spent most of his early life scared of them. 
It wasn’t until his girlfriend convinced him 
that they should get a Jack Russell 
that he found himself being drawn to paint 
and hence celebrate dogs visually. 
Robert’s painting style allows the true 
character of his sitters to be revealed.
 His work has proved to be very popular. 
Recent commissions include the furry 
companions of jewellery designer and 
Vogue blogger Katie Hillier
and fashionista Katie Brand.











Until next time J Xx



Stars in Dior - Rizzoli! Xx



“No Dior, no Dietrich!” Marlene Dietrich famously told Alfred Hitchcock, 
a director to whom few would have dared dictate such a demand, 
but such was the glamorous actress’s devotion to Christian Dior, 
a dedication many stars have since found equally irresistible.


Starting in 1942, the house of Dior has garnered an impressive filmography, 
including over 90 films dressing the most ravishing stars in cinematic history—
both on and off screen.  
Christian Dior was fascinated by film and most 
notably became a costume designer even before his couture house 
was created in 1946.
In addition to Marlene Dietrich, the house has dressed Sophia Loren,

Olivia de Havilland, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, 
Ingrid Bergman, Elizabeth Taylor, Jean Seberg, and many more









Sophia Loren




Elizabeth Taylor

stunning leading ladies who starred in the greatest films, 
shot by the finest directors, including Joseph Losey, 
Jean-Pierre Melville, Marcel Carné, Henri Verneuil, 
Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Pedro Almodovar and many others
all dressed in the most amazing couture creations by the House of Dior.
Brigitte Bardot


Katherine Hepburn

Not only faithful clients of Dior Haute Couture, 
Perfumes, and Make-Up, many of these Hollywood stars 
were close friends of Christian Dior, and in some cases, 
his successors too, so it was quite natural that they should ask
 to be dressed in Dior for their appearances 
on screen and on the red carpet at celebrated 
movie ceremonies held around the world
—the Academy Awards, the César Awards, and the Golden Globes.






Grace Kelly

Nathalie Portman

Times have changed but the passion for Dior stays the same. 
Today, the house brilliantly taps contemporary cinema greats 
such as Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, 
Marion Cotillard, Monica Bellucci and Melanie Laurent 
for its advertising campaigns. 
The book devotes a special place to the iconic 
J’adore advertising campaign starring Charlize Theron, 
in which cinema magic seems to bring screen 
legends Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, 
and Grace Kelly back to life.

Check the film on YouTube below




Charlize Theron

All pictures © STARS IN DIOR, Rizzoli New York, 2012. 
Film stills, location shots, photographs and 
portraits of actresses—archival and contemporary
—the 250 illustrations in the book take us deep 
into the most glamorous intersection between 
the worlds of film and fashion.

STARS IN DIOR
Foreword by Serge Toubiana,
Introduction by Florence Müller and Text by Jérôme Hanover
Hardcover with Jacket / 9” X 12.25” inches / 240 pages /
 250 colour and BandW photos
£40.00 UK
ISBN: 978-0-8478-3927-8
Rizzoli New York
Release date: June 2012


There will also be an exhibition titled 
"STARS IN DIOR, From Screen to Streets" 
from May 12 to September 23, 
2012 at the Christian Dior Museum in Granville, France. 

Until next time J Xx



Adam Senn for Dolce & Gabbana Sport! Xx


Dolce and Gabbana
sport




The face of Dolce and Gabbana The One Sport is 
the Gorgeous Adam Senn, 
a model for the Designers since 2007. 
Senn appeared in the GYM Fall-Winter collection of 2011 
alongside David Gandy.

“His athletic body and persona made him the perfect choice 
to represent the fragrance,” states Domenico Dolce. 
“He perfectly embodies the strength, determination 
and spirit of ‘The One Sport’,” adds Stefano Gabbana. 
“I believe I can represent ‘The One Sport’ 
in a spontaneous and natural way,” explains Senn. 
“Sports are a part of my daily life 
– I owe credit to sports for the wellbeing of my body, mind and image.”







Sport is self-challenge: a route to fitness, 
for ourselves as much as for others.
Sport is an equilibrium of mind and body. 
A pure all-Italian ideal, inherited from 
classical Greece to ancient Rome: 
sport is competition; a beautiful moment 
and a challenge for us and our adversaries.

Dolce and Gabbana The One Sport 
celebrates the deepest and most 
genuine values of sport; and life.



The Campaign

Check this amazing commercial on YouTube

“In the campaign, we wanted to express the mythic meaning of sport, 
using the Olympic Games of ancient Greece and the Roman concept of 
‘mens sana in corpore sano’ as a reference” 
explains Stefano Gabbana. 
“Basically, the campaign represents sports 
as a part of a healthy lifestyle,” 
adds Domenico Dolce. 
“The athletic movements, discipline 
and fair competition between sportsmen.”

Peruvian photographer Mariano Vivanco, 
renowned fashion photographer and author 
of the Dolce and Gabbana books 
has photographed Adam Senn for 
Dolce and Gabbana The One Sport,
as a modern gladiator. 





Above The Completely Gorgeous Adam Senn 
with Bianca Balti at the W Magazine Launch
of the Ever Changing Face of Beauty
Check my Post
http://www.sparklestyle.co.uk/2012/02/ever-changing-face-of-beauty-w-magazine.html


The Fragrance


A fresh, clean fragrance with light 
and energetic top notes accompanied 
by an unmistakable Mediterranean aroma
 of rosemary, the freshness of water and saltiness of the sea.

The middle notes feature sequoia wood 
enhanced with the energy of cardamom. 
Patchouli and musk 
naturally compliment the fragrance’s base notes.


The Design


The Design of the smooth glass bottle is a pure and clear
modern shape with a simple red sport appearing on the glass
at the front.
The pomander is red too - vibrant and full of energy, 
just like the soul of the Dolce and Gabbana The One Sport man.


sport


The One Sport Eau de Toilette 30ml £32.00, 50ml £44.00, 100ml £56.00 
 The One Sport After Shave Lotion 100ml £40.00 
The One Sport After Shave Balm 75ml £32.00 
The One Sport Shower Gel 200ml £22.00 
The One Sport Deodorant Spray 150ml £22.00 
The One Sport Deodorant Stick 75ml £22.00


Until next time J Xx