Beyoncé breaks out her bikini and shows off her summer bod in the brand new commercial for H&M's summer collection, dubbed Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the pop star poses on the beach in Nassau, Bahamas, sporting various swimwear options, from two pieces, to shrongs, to two piece bikinis. The 90-second spot also features the debut of her Sia-penned song, Standing on the Sun. The H&M 2013 Summer collection is slated to drop at the beginning of May at H&M stores worldwide and online. Enjoy.
The Jaguar F-Type is a very important car for the British marque, so any chance it gets to promote it is exploited at maximum. Following Lana Del Rey’s song Burning Desire, written exclusively for the F-Type, Jaguar now presents a short film called “Desire”, which premiered today at Sundance London film and music festival. Directed by Adam Smith from Ridley Scott Associates, the film features Golden Globe & Emmy Award winning actor Damian Lewis, Spanish actor Jordi Mollà and American actor Shannyn Sossamon. Enjoy.
Entertaining dinner guests can be easy and fun for them and for you at the same time. The challenges encountered while trying to make guests as comfortable as possible transform into a fun evening with the TrackTile Table. This unique mixture of handmade furniture and playful train tracks can be just the thing you were looking for to keep your house guests amazed before dinner and prepare them to enjoy a unique ride – mints and chocolates can be transported via mini-trains around the table. Imagined by Three Foot Three Design, these fun tables combine railroad patterns to shape modern entertaining possibilities. Enjoy.
The face of fashion is often thought to be the models themselves, perhaps even the people who wear a given brand. Yet perhaps James Franco saw beyond this notion, evidenced by a new film, entitled The Director. Franco assumed the role of producer while helping to create a behind-the-scenes look at Gucci‘s leading woman, creative director Frida Giannini. Where some play rock star as creative directors, living outwardly and wearing their talents on the proverbial sleeve, Giannini prefers her work do the talking. This interesting insight into the iconic brand was premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival on April 21st. Enjoy.
Life envy. This is the residual emotion you are left with after two days spent in the company of Ms. Mimi Thorisson. To say that the 38-year-old author of the beautifully curated culinary blog, Manger, is an ambassador for French country living is, shall we say, a little undercooked. She lives and breathes French lifestyle and cuisine in a manner so beguiling that you start to pity being born in any other nation. During MR PORTER's trip to her home were treated to her surprisingly light yet comforting Calvados Apple Tart, which she shows us how to cook in the short film above. Enjoy.
FashionTV gets a glimpse at the Aqua Di Lara 2013 Swimwear Campaign shot by Villaview Cinema and photographed by Anthony Turano. Aqua Di Lara swimwear is best known for the way their swimwear enhance the feminine figure. They provide a wide range of style to accommodate the needs of every woman and support everything they would need to be supported while showing just the right skin to keep that sexy attractive vibe. Enjoy.
After honing his craft producing exclusively made-to-order pieces, we are proud to present the very first retail collection from Oliver Ruuger. The collection launches with four distinct umbrellas, commissioned especially for LN-CC in a custom range of materials and colourways. Each umbrella is hand crafted in Ruuger’s small, London workshop using many intricate processes in order to execute these bold, premium pieces. Umbrellas are used as traditional, everyday items and have almost been forgotten in design. Oliver Ruuger however, has reintroduced these familiar items as something luxurious and indulgent by using specialist, time consuming techniques and carefully-sourced exotic leathers, woods and metals.
Turning his attention from robots to statuesque women, Michael Bay was tapped by Victoria’s Secret to direct the latest campaign for the lingerie-centric label. The resulting 45-second high-definition cut sees no shortage of bras and panties as the likes of Candice Swanepoel, Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio and the rest of the Angels parade around amongst smoke, Lamborghinis, and graffiti as the campaign asks “What Is Sexy?” Enjoy the answer above.
If consumers want crossovers and SUVs (as all sales charts suggest), why should premium carmakers like BMW disagree? The brand with the roundel logo is keen to capitalize on the growth of this segment, something that is evident from the sales of its X-series models, which now account for one in every four new cars it delivers worldwide. Today, the Bavarian carmaker previewed its second SAC model in the form of the X4 Concept, a couple of weeks ahead of its world premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show in China on April 21th.
Porsche pulls the curtain on its first plug-in hybrid, the new 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid ($100,000 USD). The sporty sedan is powered by a 416 hp engine that couples its gas engine with a 95 hp electric motor that helps the Panamera reach up to 80 mph in full-electric mode while traveling up to 20 miles on electric power alone. As for speed, 0-62 arrives in 5.5 seconds and it can hit a top speed of 167 mph. Enjoy.