Roberto Cavalli has just announced that Ciara is the face of his new fall/winter 2015 campaign, and unloaded images from her photo shoot to whet the appetite.
Here’s how the fashion house describes the singer’s campaign theme:
“The story of a world encapsulated in one room. A surreal kingdom where the walls look like a magical sky and surfaces enchant with desert volumes and earthy hues. …Shots that capture the seductive energy of a woman ready to build her very own kingdom beyond mere dreams, taking the beauty to the throne of personality.”
She wears everything from an open-back fringe gown to a lime green jumpsuit in the dramatic photos.
Lupita Nyong’o dropped the mic on yet another red carpet with her undeniable style.
She showed up at the Cannes Film Festival’s Opening Ceremony Wednesday in a “grasshopper green” gown, which doubled as a sentimental tribute to Africa.
Nyong’o selected a custom pleated Gucci chiffon design featuring a mini capelet and embellished hand-painted floral crystals along the plunging neckline and at the waist.
She topped off the look with diamond drop Chopard earrings and a coordinating double-strand head band.
“It’s #GrasshopperGreen for @festivaldecannes opening night,” she shared of her ensemble on Instagram. “Thank you @Chopard @Gucci and Uganda’s women for the hair inspiration. #NseneneSeason #cannes2015.”
Note: Nsenene (in the above hashtag) is the Luganda name for grasshopper. The insects are a cultural delicacy in Uganda and are in season right now.
Diddy says folks are making too much of the controversial ad for his latest unisex scent, 3AM.
“I think if people hear about the video, they’re going to hear that it’s racy and provocative, but I also think they’re going to hear people say that it’s beautiful,” he told Style.com of the NSFW clip, that shows him and his girlfriend Cassie engaged in rather intimate acts.
“That whole interaction has nothing to do with sex as much as it has to do with love,” Diddy said. “My concept is that love is the new sexy.”
Macy’s reportedly balked at the first edit of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ new ad for his fragrance, 3AM. According to Page Six, execs thought several explicit scenes with his girlfriend Cassie were too X-rated.
When the hip-hop mogul was told to go back into the editing room and dial it back, the perfume launch was nearly delayed, sources tell the column.
The ad, recently shot in LA, featured Combs, 45, and Cassie, 28, in fast-paced scenes that included nudity, simulated sex and at least one nipple ring. We hear cops even came in to break up the shoot.
The full-length version includes such provocative images that retailers were concerned about young customers seeing [them],” said an insider.
“The required edits almost delayed the [fragrance] launch,” the source continued. “In an attempt to bypass the censors, Combs tried to get the commercial [out on cable channels], but it was still deemed too racy” by the networks.
“In the original clip seen by Page Six, Cassie’s breast is exposed and is grabbed by Combs, who wears a suit. Cassie’s also shown naked and straddling him. Another titillating scene shows Combs and Cassie naked in bed, with Combs thrusting between her spread legs.
Written by former “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” writers/performers Riddle and Salahuddin, “Brothers In Atlanta” follows entertainers and best friends Langston (Riddle) and Moose (Salahuddin) as they navigate relationships and life in the black Mecca of Atlanta. An Atlanta native, Langston is an aspiring DJ whose career has stalled due to his lack of focus and his get-rich schemes. New to Atlanta, Moose is a perennial backup singer with dreams of the spotlight, who keeps his foot in his mouth.
The pilot also featured Maya Rudolph as Moose’s demanding boss, Shirle, an R&B diva whose heyday was in the 90s; and Jaden Smith as Curtis, a “New Atlanta” teenager and Langston’s rowdy neighbor with unpredictable interests and suspicious income. Both were billed as guest stars but will likely appear on the series, executive produced by Riddle & Salahuddin, Broadway Video’s Michaels and Andrew Singer and Story of The Story Co
According to Deadline, HBO originally ordered a Riddle and Salahuddin comedy pilot produced by Michaels in 2013, with the duo playing Atlanta reporters. It didn’t go to series but HBO liked Riddle and Salahuddin and the Atlanta setting and decided to take another stab with a new concept. It became “Brothers In Atlanta,” which went to pilot with Story directing.
This is HBO’s second order to a new series that tells stories of African American characters from African American auspices, joining Steve McQueen’s recently picked up drama “Codes of Conduct.”