Archives for February 2012

The 84th #Oscars is such a #FAIL because…

Ugh, Muggles.”

– Lord Voldemort

… Melissa McCarthy can get a Supporting Actress nomination for playing an obnoxious, disgusting, cringe-worthy piece of trash (yes, I said it! and no I’m not taking it back) named Megan Price in Bridesmaids, BUT Alan Rickman (aka international acting royalty) cannot get a nod for his role as Severus Snape, a character who has officially taken its regal place in literary history as a contemporary Byronic and tragic hero like Heathcliff, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. [Read more…]

Facebook IPO: Is a $100 Billion Valuation Cool?

One of the most anticipated events in .com history is finally upon us: Facebook has filed for its Initial Public Offering (IPO) and everybody is speculating about how high the company’s valuation will go.

We asked a couple of experts to shed some light on the matter: Professor Mark T. Leary, of Olin Business School, believes that at IPO the firm will have a total market value in the $80 – $100 billion range:

“I don’t doubt that investors will be willing to pay that price for the shares, based on the valuations coming out of their past private issuances and recent online auctions for private shares,” he says.

But just because people are willing to pay that price, does it actually mean that Facebook is worth that much? [Read more…]

Precious Stones: An Evening with Hilary Park

What do you get when you have a theoretical math major turned jewelry designer who has an affinity for the stars?

Park.

Hilary Park.

That’s who!

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Autumn/Winter 2012 Ready-To-Wear: Diane von Furstenberg

Entitled ‘Rendezvous,’ Diane von Furstenberg explained backstage that her Autumn/Winter Collection for 2012 is,

“about loving to be a woman. It’s about seduction. It is bold. It is daring. It is strong, but it has humor. It’s all about liking your body, and at the same time with big coats, so it’s the yin and the yang.”

Thus, the result was a collection full of subtle sultriness, pencil skirts, DvF’s signature [Read more…]

Autumn/Winter 2012 Ready-To-Wear: Reem Acra

Nothing says “feminine power” quite like Reem Acra’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection shown at New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

If James Bond was a woman, she’d probably look like this.

Between the black leather and lace, embellishments, metallic tweet, pointy stilettos [Read more…]

Little Pink Press: Social Media Week São Paulo

We love it when our Little Pink family does really cool things.

It’s Social Media Week across the globe, and while in New York City, it’s overlapping with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, down south it’s all the talk!

Check out our blogger Alice Bonasio, the European Consumer Public Relations Manager for Badoo, as she speaks about social media, trends and all things technology at Social Media Week São Paulo! [Read more…]

Autumn/Winter 2012 Ready-To-Wear: Carlos Miele

A huge fan of Carlos Miele, it was a pleasure to watch his runway show for Autumn/Winter 2012 during New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week where he brought out the gaúchas of Rio Grande do Sul.

Miele has always drawn from his country’s rich cultural heritage for his collection and this one felt especially Brazilian.

Miele wanted to keep the gaúchas as an important reference point for his show for their eternal values and thus, opened with Kate King strutting down the runway as a contemporary gaúcha [Read more…]

Autumn/Winter 2012 Ready-To-Wear: Christian Siriano

Dressed with dark lips, icy tones and pointy stilettos the models at Christian Siriano’s Autumn/Winter 2012 runway show were a far cry from the big ruffles and bows he came onto the fashion scene with nearly four years ago. [Read more…]

Autumn/Winter 2012 Ready-To-Wear: Lela Rose

Lela Rose’s latest collection was inspired by a recent trip to Dallas, Texas where she said she became besotted with Santiago Calatrava’s Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. [Read more…]

Autumn/Winter 2012 Ready-To-Wear: Bebe BLACK

We love Bebe and this season the femme fatale pin-up is in with leather gloves and all!

As he enters his second season at the womenswear retailer, Charles Benton created a homage to the power of women for the collection. [Read more…]