Here’s to a Great 2015!

The holidays may be over, but wow, what a great holiday season it was! Time to relax and enjoy good times with family and friends. Now that the New Year has arrived, it’s also time to renew commitments and plans for 2015. Have you taken a few minutes to go over your commitments for the upcoming year? If you haven’t, there’s no better time than the present.

To give you a little inspiration, I’ve provided one of my favorite quotes — something to remember throughout the year!

Happy 2015 from Endrea

Happy New Year, and may 2015 bring you great happiness and prosperity!

Nicki Minaj is New Face of Roberto Cavalli

Who knew?? We’ve all seen Nicki Minaj as the outrageous, risk-taking diva rapper in wild costumes, but she is stepping into the high fashion world as the face of Roberto Cavalli’s Spring/Summer 2015 ad campaign.

Nicki Minaj Cavalli

She glows in luxe fabrics and long, animal print dresses. She also seems to channel a retro vibe, probably inspired by her latest idol Marilyn Monroe. 

Nicki Minaj Cavalli

Minaj will also be endorsing Cavalli’s luxury eyewear, accessory line, and ready-to-wear line. The photos were shot by Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini. The images were posted on Minaj’s Instagram, with the hashtag #NickiForCavalli.

Nicki Minaj Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli chose Minaj to front the campaign, as he believes she represents the “exuberant and modern femininity of the Cavalli woman.”

 

Victoria Beckham Announces Nail Polish Line

So, what hasn’t Victoria Beckham done? Nail color, apparently! The 40 year old fashion mogul is about to add a line of nail polish to her ever expanding fashion empire, collaborating with British nail varnish company Nails Inc. on two limited edition nail colors.

Victoria Beckham Nail Polish Line

The polishes will come in red and white, inspired by the Japanese flair in her latest Victoria for Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2015 collection. The polish has been fortified with bamboo extract for stronger nails, and comes in a stylish matte bottle. The polish is available for $25 on the Nails Inc. website.

Madonna Face of Versace for Spring 2015 Campaign

Before the likes of Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, there was another controversial figure that created shockwaves through the music world. In fact, she opened the door for these ladies!

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Madonna for Versace, 2015 Campaign

Yes, the original pop icon herself Madonna will be making a comeback, gracing the pages of spring fashion magazines  as the face of Versace’s Spring 2015 campaign. This isn’t her first rodeo — she has worked with the brand for over 30 years, and this will be her fourth time modeling for the brand. She also happens to be good friends with Donatella Versace.

It is also rumored that Madonna will be releasing a new album for 2015, so we’ll have more to look forward to with the original Queen of Pop!

The photos for the Spring 2015 campaign were shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Check out some of Madonna’s old Versace campaign ads from years past.

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Madonna for Versace, 2005 Campaign

 

 

Madonna for Versace, 1995 Campaign
Madonna for Versace, 1995 Campaign

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Airs Tonight!

In case you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably been subjected to the onslaught of media attention surrounding the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which taped in London last week and airs tonight on CBS.

2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Bond Street Media Event

 

Photo Credit: Getty Images

The brand, famous for its supermodels and brand of mid-priced bras and panties, has made a name for itself thanks to the help of its marketing machine. The annual fashion show that airs every December is one of its main pieces of branding that showcases the world famous lingerie brand. After all, how can you walk into a Victoria’s Secret store without wanting to trying on one of their form fitting bras?

The company has done a brilliant job creating a desirable brand. The woman who wears a Victoria’s Secret bra should feel beautiful and sexy, like the images they create through their print and television advertising.

Anyway, be sure to check out the show tonight! You can also read about the luxurious runway looks in my previous post.

Grammy Nods for 2015

This year marked a number of firsts for the annual Grammy nominations, announced through a new format Friday via a series of video tweets by celebrities as well as on the Grammys website.

Over the course of six hours, nominations in each of the Grammy categories were announced. Pop artists Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams stopped by CBS This Morning to announce four major categories.

Newcomer Sam Smith picked up six nominations, including one for the coveted Record of the Year for his hit song “Stay With Me”.

Pop hitmaker Beyonce also broke ground, surpassing Grammy nomination holder Dolly Parton with a record 52 nominations! She is also tied with Sam Smith and Pharrell with a total of seven nominations this year.

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Australian newcomer Iggy Azalea also earned several Grammy nods, including one for Best New Artist and Record of the Year for her summer hit “Fancy”.

Country superstar Miranda Lambert picked up nominations in every country category, including her duo with fellow songstress Carrie Underwood for their hit “Somethin’ Bad”.  The Band Perry picked up a nod for their cover of the Glen Campbell song “Gentle on My Mind.”

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The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will air on CBS on February 8th. Get the full list of this year’s nominees!

Happy Throwback Thursday!

I just adore old fashion magazines! I get inspired by the original styles of the past, so I thought I’d share a little vintage love for Throwback Thursday. Here’s the April 1970 cover of UK Vogue featuring Jean Shrimpton, decked out in the flowers of spring and summer. Photographed by legendary photographer Barry Lategan, the cover evokes an earthy sensuality.

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014: All the Glitz and Glamour

From shimmering, angelic looks to hot musical acts, nothing was left to chance at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Taped in London and airing on CBS December 9th, the annual show provides an inordinate amount of glamour, glitz, and angel wings! The event is an opportunity to showcase the famous lingerie brand to the world.

Strutting down the runway in everything from fitted bustiers to shimmery bodysuits, the models (famously known as the Victoria’s Secret Angels) were all adorned with wings made of various materials. Joan Smalls came out in a peacock-inspired ensemble with red and blue bangles on each arm.

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One of the most elaborate sets was worn by Lindsay Ellingson, who came out with gold origami-inspired wings.

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Some outfits deviated from the norm. Lily Aldridge came out with three oversized powder puffs instead of wings.

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Karlie Kloss came out with butterfly wings, complementing her gold bustier.

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And, who can forget the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bras? Valued at $2 million each, the bras are set in 18-karat gold, and are made with diamonds, rubies, and blue sapphires. Created by jeweler Pascal Mouawad, the bras were adorned by Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio, and marked the first time two bras were showcased.

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Pop stars Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and Ariana Grande strutted their musical chops on the stage. It was a close call for Grande, who nearly got hit by the angel wings of Elsa Hosk!

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Check out the full show, which airs next week, December 9th, on CBS!

Photo Credit: Reuters, Getty Images

 

British Fashion Awards 2014: All the Winners

It was a fashion extravaganza across the pond at the 2014 British Fashion Awards! The top names in fashion were on hand to receive honors in various categories, from emerging designer to top fashion brand.

The event certainly wasn’t anything less than spectacular, with big names such as Cara Delevingne, John Galliano, and Kate Moss all making appearances. Emma Watson received the coveted British Style Award, presented by One Direction’s Harry Styles who won the award last year. She came to the event in a white jumpsuit by Misha Nonoo and a clutch by Anya Hindmarch.

Emma Watson British Fashion 2014

Several other fashion celebrities donned glamorous frocks for the event. Model Joan Smalls stunned in a black Tom Ford dress.

Joan Smalls British Fashion Awards

British pop star Rita Ora pulled an edgy look with a black number by Julien Macdonald. She was accompanied by fashion designer Tom Ford.

Tom Ford Rita Ora British Fashion Awards 2014

Victoria Beckham, whose fashion line won the Best Brand award of the evening, adorned a black and white maxi skirt with a black jumper and silver chain belt.

Victoria Beckham British Fashion Awards 2014

 

Model winner of the evening Cara Delevingne adorned a glittery Burberry gown with a black geometric side panel.

Cara Delevingne British Fashion Awards 2014

The full list of winners include:

Red Carpet Designer: Alexander McQueen

Creative Campaign: Louis Vuitton

Brand: Victoria Beckham

Emerging Womenswear Designer: Marques Almeida

Emerging Menswear Designer: Craig Green

Emerging Accessory Designer: Prism

New Establishment Designer: Simone Rocha

Establishment Designer: Preen

Womenswear Designer: Erdem

Menswear Designer: JW Anderson

Accessory Designer: Anya Hindmarch

International Designer: Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton

Model: Cara Delevingne

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Edward Enninful

Outstanding Achievement: Anna Wintour

Special Recognition: Chris Moore

 

Photo Credits: Getty Images, Rex Images, and PA