Temperley London unveils debut handbag collection

Alice Temperley has unveiled Temperley London’s very first collection of handbags.The British designer is known for her vintage-inspired gowns and embellished minidresses, with her celebrity clients including the likes of Penelope Cruz, Halle Berry, Ev…

Alice Temperley has unveiled Temperley London’s very first collection of handbags.

The British designer is known for her vintage-inspired gowns and embellished minidresses, with her celebrity clients including the likes of Penelope Cruz, Halle Berry, Eva Mendes, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

However, Temperley has now decided to branch out into the world of accessories, dropping six new styles of bags.

“I am excited for everyone to see what we have created and hope everyone loves the designs as much as I do,” she commented, while a brand representative stated: “We are excited to announce the launch of our new accessories collection which will be showcased for the first-time during London Fashion Week and is available to pre-order online now. The collection is focused on timeless elegance, featuring six functional and iconic styles available in three classic colours; Somerset Green, Burnt Umber and Black. Designed to become a classic staple of the Temperley London woman, taking her from day to night.”

The winter 2020 range includes the Alice Handbag, a classic everyday style, the Florence Circle Bag, an on-trend round bag, and the Clementine Tote bag.

The items, which are named after members of the designer’s family, are priced from $840 – $1,822 (£650-£1,400) and are now available to pre-order.

“We thought long and hard, not only to identify the right supply chain and high standard of quality required, but also to be able to understand what our loyal clients were expecting from us,” chief executive officer Luca Donnini added.

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Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas teaming on Spanish comedy

Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas are gearing up to appear in a new comedy.The two biggest stars of Spanish cinema will headline Competencia Oficial (Official Competition), with Argentine filmmakers Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat at the helm. The stor…

Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas are gearing up to appear in a new comedy.

The two biggest stars of Spanish cinema will headline Competencia Oficial (Official Competition), with Argentine filmmakers Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat at the helm.

The story follows two actors, played by Banderas and Oscar Martinez, who clash on the set of a movie directed by an eccentric filmmaker, portrayed by Cruz.

The duo recently starred in Pedro Almodovar’s Oscar-nominated drama, Pain and Glory, with Banderas up for Best Actor at the ceremony next month.

The 59-year-old scooped the Best Actor gong at the Cannes Film Festival last year, as well as a Spanish Academy Goya Award for his critically-acclaimed portrayal of fictional film director Salvador Mallo, which is reportedly inspired by Almodovar.

Banderas recently opened up on filming Pain and Glory in a chat with Interview magazine, and revealed he was given permission by the filmmaker to impersonate him.

“It was deliberate. Pedro told me, ‘If you want to incorporate any of my mannerisms, feel free.’ But I wanted to try to create the character inside out. To imitate him would have been dangerous,” he explained.

The last time Cruz and Banderas shared a scene was in Almodovar’s comedy I’m So Excited in 2013.

Filming for Competencia Oficial is expected to begin at the end of February in Spain. A release date has yet to be announced.

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Pedro Almodovar turned home into film set for new movie

Pedro Almodovar used his own furniture, art, and clothing in pivotal scenes for his new movie. In Pain and Glory, Antonio Banderas plays a version of his director friend, and Spanish filmmaker Almodovar decided to help him get into character by using …

Pedro Almodovar used his own furniture, art, and clothing in pivotal scenes for his new movie.

In Pain and Glory, Antonio Banderas plays a version of his director friend, and Spanish filmmaker Almodovar decided to help him get into character by using furnishings from his own home and packing them into his leading man’s house in the film.

“If you write about a director and your work consists of directing films, it’s impossible not to think of yourself and not take your experiences as a reference. It was the most practical. My house is the house where Antonio Banderas’s character lives, the furniture in the kitchen – and the rest of the furnishings – are mine, or have been reproduced for the occasion, and the paintings that hang on its walls,” he said of the mise-en-scene.

“When there was some corner to fill on the set, the art director sent his assistant to my house to get some of the many objects, with which I live. This is the most autobiographical aspect of the film and it turned out to be very comfortable for the crew.

“We also tried to make Antonio’s image, especially his hair, look like mine. The shoes and many of the clothes also belong to me, and the colours of his clothing.”

Almodovar’s director of photography, Jose Luis Alcaine, was so meticulous, he even studied the light in the filmmaker’s home at different points of the day.

“He came to the house several times to see the light at different hours of the day, so as to reproduce it later in the studio,” the 69-year-old commented.

Pain and Glory, also starring Penelope Cruz, made its international debut at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

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Pedro Almodovar’s Pain and Glory picked to bid for Oscar

Pedro Almodovar’s film Pain and Glory will represent Spain as its entry in the Best International Feature Film category at the 2020 Oscars.The film is a semi-autobiographical story of an ageing film director, starring Almodovar’s frequent collaborator …

Pedro Almodovar’s film Pain and Glory will represent Spain as its entry in the Best International Feature Film category at the 2020 Oscars.

The film is a semi-autobiographical story of an ageing film director, starring Almodovar’s frequent collaborator Antonio Banderas in the lead role of Salvador Mallo. Banderas, who won the Best Actor honour at the 2019 Cannes festival for his portrayal, is joined by another Almodovar regular, Oscar winner Penelope Cruz, who appears in flashbacks as the main character’s mother.

The 69-year-old said in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter: “I want to thank the members of the Spanish Academy for the support and the chance to once more compete in the best international feature film category at the next Oscars.”

Almodovar took home the award, which was previously known as the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2000 Academy Awards for his critically acclaimed movie All About My Mother. He was also nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for 2002’s Talk to Her, winning the latter award the following year.

The veteran director was recently awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement for directors at the Venice International Film Festival.

The 92nd Academy Awards will be held on 9 February 2020. The nominations will be announced on 13 January.

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Penelope Cruz ‘honoured’ to wear dress from Karl Lagerfeld’s final Chanel collection

Penelope Cruz was honoured to wear a dress from Karl Lagerfeld’s last-ever Chanel collection before his death. The Oscar-winning actress looked stunning in the bespoke Marie Antoinette-inspired gown, which she wore on the red carpet at the Cannes Film…

Penelope Cruz was honoured to wear a dress from Karl Lagerfeld’s last-ever Chanel collection before his death.

The Oscar-winning actress looked stunning in the bespoke Marie Antoinette-inspired gown, which she wore on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 for the screening of Dolor Y Gloria, her latest project with filmmaker and longtime friend, Pedro Almodovar.

Wearing one-of-a-kind Atelier Swarovski diamonds that she designed herself in collaboration with the jewellery house, the 45-year-old was blown away by the intricate detailing on the dress, and revealed her blue and white gown was originally supposed to be pink.

“(The dress) was by Karl Lagerfeld, for his last couture collection with Chanel and I loved it. They’ve been continuing to work on it for the last month – it was a lot of work – and it turned out amazingly. It was an honour to wear it, a real honour,” she gushed to Elle.com.

“It had a real Marie Antoinette feeling. It was originally pink, but they changed it to blue. And the way it moved… it’s like it was alive.”

Her jewellery – which featured drop earrings and a ring made with pear-cut Swarovski Created Diamonds and set in responsibly sourced gold – was designed by Penelope herself, and the mother-of-two was impressed by the eco-friendly design process of the lab-grown diamonds.

“I was introduced to Nadja Swarovski in Madrid and we really connected,” she said of the Austrian businesswoman. “She told me about all the things that they do to create the diamonds and I didn’t even think that was possible!

“I was very impressed by that, so when they offered me the opportunity to work together I immediately said yes. Everything they do is beautiful, of course, but it is their values that I love.”

The custom Swarovski jewels worn by the actress on the Cannes red carpet were put up for sale at the end of the film festival last month.

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Chiara Ferragni unveils debut cosmetics collection for Lancome

Chiara Ferragni has launched her first capsule collection of cosmetics for Lancome.The Italian fashion star has risen to prominence since launching her blog The Blonde Salad in 2009 and now boasts over 11 million followers on Instagram. Chiara was nam…

Chiara Ferragni has launched her first capsule collection of cosmetics for Lancome.

The Italian fashion star has risen to prominence since launching her blog The Blonde Salad in 2009 and now boasts over 11 million followers on Instagram.

Chiara was named as Lancome’s latest muse last March, seeing her follow in the footsteps of Julia Roberts, Penelope Cruz, Taylor Hill, Lupita Nyong’o and Lily Collins, and on Monday, she unveiled her Lancome x Chiara Ferragni line on social media.

“This is such a milestone for me: my own capsule collection for @lancomeofficial, that is going to be available worldwide. Later in (Instagram) Stories (here it’s 5am) I’ll show you how the palette and products look like and all of the different sort of make-up looks you can achieve but for now, thank you for loving it and making me feel special,” she captioned a post on Instagram. “The #LancomexChiaraFerragni capsule is now available online (link in bio) and soon in stores all over the world and it’s better than in my dreams.”

The range features the Flirting Make-up Palette, which is made up of pink, red, and gold-toned eyeshadows and blushers, and contains three brushes. There is a black Hypnose Drama mascara too, as well as three new shades each of Lancome’s L’Absolu Mademoiselle Shine lipstick and L’Absolu Lacquer gloss. Each item is presented in sparkly pink packaging with Chiara’s signature blinking eye logo, with prices ranging from $35 – $67 (£28 – £53).

Regarding the concept, Chiara told Harpersbazaar.com she was determined for the products to work with all skin tones.

“I feel like the palette, out of everything in the collection, defines what I feel about beauty,” the 32-year-old commented. “I love that you can achieve so many different looks by just buying one product, because it has a little bit of everything – whereas normally palettes just focus on one thing. It means you don’t have to carry around as many beauty products.”

The Lancome x Chiara Ferragni collection is now available to buy at Douglas stores in Italy and will roll out across Europe and the U.S. later in the year.

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Penelope Cruz makes surprise appearance on runway during Karl Lagerfeld show

Penelope Cruz made a surprise appearance during a star-studded runway show featuring Karl Lagerfeld’s final collection with Chanel on Tuesday (05Mar19). The actress hit the runway in Paris wearing a while ensemble that is among the pieces featured in …

Penelope Cruz made a surprise appearance during a star-studded runway show featuring Karl Lagerfeld’s final collection with Chanel on Tuesday (05Mar19).

The actress hit the runway in Paris wearing a while ensemble that is among the pieces featured in the late designer’s line with the luxury label.

The Spanish beauty also carried a white rose at the emotional Grand Palais event, which featured the brand’s Fall/Winter 2019 line, as worn by models including Cara Delevingne and Kaia Gerber.

The winter-themed showcase was attended by Kristen Stewart, Janelle Monae, Marion Cotillard and Vogue editor Anna Wintour, along with Lagerfeld’s former muses Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell.

During the conclusion of the event, those appearing in the show joined one another for the finale and shed a few tears for the visionary, who died at the age of 85 last month (Feb19). As People reports, the seats at the event were adorned with a note and sketch Lagerfeld drew of himself and Chanel founder, Coco Chanel, with the words, “The beat goes on…”

Cruz first joined forces with Chanel last October (18), after signing on as an ambassador for the brand, to showcase the nautical-themed cruise collection.

“It’s such an iconic brand and Karl is a genius, and I’ve been admiring everything he’s done since I was a little girl, so it’s such a pleasure working with him,” she told Women’s Wear Daily at the time. “He’s like the king of fashion and we had a really, really interesting photoshoot, so to be in front of his camera is an adventure.”

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Chanel offers apres-ski chic for F/W 19

Chanel served up apres-ski chic for its fall/ winter 19 collection on the final day of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday morning (05Mar19).The presentation saw Paris’ Grand Palais transformed into a snow-covered winter village, surrounded by mountains and …

Chanel served up apres-ski chic for its fall/ winter 19 collection on the final day of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday morning (05Mar19).

The presentation saw Paris’ Grand Palais transformed into a snow-covered winter village, surrounded by mountains and complete with snow-coated fir trees and alpine chalets.

Following Lagerfeld’s shock death from pancreatic cancer last month (Feb19), stars flocked to the much-anticipated show, with Naomi Campbell, Kristen Stewart, Claudia Schiffer and Janelle Monae all taking front-row spots.

Each seat bore an illustration of the late designer alongside brand namesake Coco Chanel, with the poignant words “the beat goes on…”.

The show was preceded by a one-minute silence, after which the celebrated fashion star’s voice was heard over venue’s tannoy, beginning the presentation.

Cara Delevingne opened the show in a houndstooth coat, grid print jumpsuit and matching hat in Chanel’s signature tweed, styled with a silver belt and matching necklaces.

The style was a recurring theme throughout the presentation, which featured an array of monochrome designs, alongside neutral palettes and traditional Icelandic patterns.

In the latter portion of the show, Penelope Cruz made her catwalk debut, walking the runway in a bridal look that consisted of a frilled blouse and fur puffball skirt. The actress wore white platform boots, statement silver earrings, and carried a single white rose.

Kaia Gerber, who’d recently collaborated on a collection for Lagerfeld’s namesake label, modelled a similar look.

Soo Joo Park, Binx Walton, Grace Elizabeth and Adut Akech also walked in the landmark Chanel show, showing off a mix off Chanel’s famous boucle looks and signature ladylike glam.

For the finale, models walked arm-in-arm to a standing ovation as David Bowie’s hit Heroes played.

It was a bittersweet moment – the same music was played during Lagerfeld’s final Fendi show in at Milan Fashion Week – with a number of models reduced to tears as they walked one final lap.

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Penelope Cruz required medical treatment on set when movie panic attack stressed her out

Penelope Cruz needed medical help on the set of her new film Everybody Knows when a fake panic attack became the real thing. The Vicky Cristina Barcelona star, who plays a desperate mother trying to track down her daughter after she disappears at a we…

Penelope Cruz needed medical help on the set of her new film Everybody Knows when a fake panic attack became the real thing.

The Vicky Cristina Barcelona star, who plays a desperate mother trying to track down her daughter after she disappears at a wedding, had to act out a panic attack in one scene and admits her acting talents triggered a real-life health emergency.

“All of my scenes were very intense,” she tells The Wrap. “In one scene I have a panic attack in a car, and I ended up in an ambulance myself. It was just from hyperventilation and from my blood sugar going very high from the stress of the scene.

“I remember getting out of the ambulance, and (director) Asghar (Farhadi) made sure I was OK.”

However, Farhadi was ready to have Penelope jump right back into the scene after she was medically cleared.

“He asked me for one more take,” she says. “I know he was worried about me, and that was the most important thing, but after that, he wanted one more. And I never felt that he was crossing the line. He was always very respectful, but of course he went for the truth.”

Cruz stars in the film alongside her real-life husband Javier Bardem, who insists Everybody Knows will be one of the last films they make together for a while.

“It’s delicate, putting ourselves in front of a camera together,” he says. “We don’t want to be doing something that is not worth the time that we are going to be spending together on it. We get along great on screen and we work together very well, but we don’t want to do it just because. It has to be special.”

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Jessica Chastain on the hunt for ‘Bond Boy’ hunk to complete her action movie cast

Jessica Chastain has asked fans for a little casting help as she tries to find a “Bond Boy” for her latest movie. The actress announced plans for all-female action movie 355 at last year’s (18) Cannes Film Festival in France, recruiting Penelope Cruz,…

Jessica Chastain has asked fans for a little casting help as she tries to find a “Bond Boy” for her latest movie.

The actress announced plans for all-female action movie 355 at last year’s (18) Cannes Film Festival in France, recruiting Penelope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o, Marion Cotillard, and Fan Bingbing to join her at the launch, but she has yet to pick the movie’s leading man.

Jessica, who will serve as a producer on the film alongside director Simon Kinberg, has taken to Twitter to seek out ideas, asking followers: “If you were going to make an ensemble female action movie and you needed a #BondBoy who would you cast? Asking for a friend. #eyecandyneeded.”

The #BondBoy is a reference to the iconic Bond girls, who famously woo James Bond in the 007 movies.

Chastain received a quick response from pal Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who insisted he’d be perfect for the role.

“Jessica, we’re friends… just ASK me,” he joked.

The actress previously revealed she couldn’t be more excited about the early buzz surrounding 355, because she and her castmates are all so deeply involved.

“Basically, we’re making the film independently…,” she told breakfast show Today last year (18). “We own equity in the film. We went to Cannes and we sold it, and we raised more than we needed to and we’re now owners of the film. We’re the studio!”

Ironically, Jessica’s search for a new “Bond Boy” comes as 007 producers are considering who will replace current 007 Daniel Craig when he steps down from the franchise after one more film.

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