M∙A∙C x Nicki Minaj

I love nude lipsticks. Therefore I am all excited about this new collaboration between rap queen Nicki Minaj and M∙A∙C Cosmetics. Both have worked together to develop two nude, sophisticated lipsticks, of which one is named after her 2014 album of the same name:

Nicki’s Nudesoft corally pink (amplified)
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Minaj teased that she and M∙A∙C Cosmetics have more big news coming in 2018. This is the rapper’s first collaboration with the makeup brand since designing a lavender lipstick for them for their 2012 Viva Glam campaign. I am curious what will be coming up next…

Limited Edition, available 7th September, 2017 at all M∙A∙C locations, M∙A∙C Stores and at maccosmetics.ch for CHF 28.00 each.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of M∙A∙C Cosmetics

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande has been named as the new MAC Viva Glam frontwoman following in the same footsteps as Miley Cyrus, Nicki MinajRihanna among other celebrities.

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The 22-year-old singer will represent the Viva Glam branch of the famous beauty brand, which sells limited edition products with the proceeds going to charity.

Good girl? Bag girl? Ariana’s range includes her dark matte plum lipstick (CHF 28.00) and her shimmering light baby pink lip gloss (CHF 26.00). Show your both sides and don’t forget it’s for charity, every cent from the selling price of Viva Glam lipstick and lipgloss goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Available in Switzerland from January 21, 2016 at all MAC counters and online.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Nicki Minaj Stars in Roberto Cavalli’s Ad

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Famous for her provocations and rebellious flare, just like Roberto Cavalli, Nicki Minaj has a nonconformist spirit which she uses to inspire and amaze her audience. It is no coincidence that one of the most successful singles of the singer is titled «Anaconda», and the snake is one of the iconic symbols of Cavalli.

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I chose Nicki Minaj because she embodies the exuberant and modern femininity of the Cavalli woman. In recent years we have become accustomed to women castigated in clothes that hide their body shapes. With this campaign, I wanted to send a strong countertrend message. I wanted a sensual woman who is aware of her body, who is not afraid to show her curves, rather she make them as a strength“, states Roberto Cavalli.

The campaign was shot in Los Angeles by photographer Francesco Carrozzini. Personally speaking, this is what I would call a perfect match.

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LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Roberto Cavalli
Photographer: Francesco Carrozzini, Hair Stylist: Brent Lawler @ Streeters, Make-up Artist: Mylah Morales @ Tracey Mattingly, Location: Siren Orange Studio – Los Angeles

Versace for H&M Launch Party in NYC

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Talking in superlatives! OMG – what a night! Tuesday evening, I attended the fashion show and after party for the launch of Versace for H&M in New York City. The venue was decorated in true Versace style in a specially designed building on the Hudson River. I was entering the world of Versace from the moment I set foot on the red carpet and so were the famous guests such as Uma Thurman, Blake Lively, Chace Crawford, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Hudson and Selma Blair. Enjoy all my photos from this Versace for H&M extravaganza and see who performed live on stage! Stay also tuned for an interview with Donatella Versace to be posted soon.

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Famous guitarist and music producer Mark Ronson in the hot pink Versace for H&M suit.

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Sweet Jessica Alba in a studded Versace for H&M dress with me.

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Uma Thurman looked so stunning when she said: “I think it is so exciting for Versace to made available to everyone. The collection is cool, colourful, young and very hip. I can’t wait to see the show.”

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British model and TV presenter Jade Parfitt with me.

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The other way around: Renowned photographer Bruce Webber in front of the camera.

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As for me, the sexiest shoe designer on earth: Brian Atwood.

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American actress and niece of Julia Roberts, Emma Roberts in Versace for H&M florals.

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Another well-known face: Photographer Terry Richardson

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Girlfriends: Jade Parfitt having fun with German model Christina Kruse.

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Let the show begin: The catwalk was paved with gold, the perfect environment in which to preview the Versace for H&M collection. The iconic looks, including some unique special pieces created for this exclusive event, were worn on the catwalk by top models such as Abbey Lee, Daphne G, Natasha Poly, Sean O’pry and Lindsay Wixson. The collection that will hit the shelves in 300 stores worldwide on November 17th, 2011.
For a closer view on the amazing pieces, I recommend this previous post.

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When the show was finished, Donatella Versace appeared on the runway and two gigantic gates opened. She invited the fashionable crowd to follow her to the next hall where the after party took place.

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The first act was a live performance of rap and pop superstar Nicki Minaj, dressed head to toe in Versace for H&M.

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Watching Prince

Later on, Nicki Minaj joined famous host Donatella to enjoy the show of Prince which was truly unbeatable. He is such an artist and musician. The way he sings, dances and moves captivates you from the first moment. When he started the chords of Purple Rain, the audience went crazy.

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In case you think that Prince was the culmination of the night, you are mistaken. After he was finished, another gate opened, the one to shopping heaven. Behind those doors, a gigantic H&M pop-up store was located where the guests could buy the new Versace for H&M collection and all the celebrities joined in the fun. What a night!

This is probably my longest post ever, but this night is just unforgettable. Thank you H&M for letting me be part of it!

LoL, Sandra

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