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nina ricci extase

Nina Ricci releases new film for ‘L’Extase’ fragrance

Nina Ricci has released the film campaign for its sensual new fragrance L’Extase. The campaign features the tagline #LiberateYourFantasies.

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Starring French actress Laetitia Casta, the hedonistic clip shows the wanton prowess of the new scent, created for the house by master nose Francis Kurkdjian.

Thirty-six-year-old Casta is also known for her work as a L’Oréal Paris spokesmodel, and has previously been the face of several Dolce & Gabbana fragrances.

nina ricci extase

Air France continues its revamp with fun in-flight video

Air France new in-flight safety demonstration video

French national carrier Air France has continued its revamp with the release of a fresh in-flight safety demonstration video, with a twist.

Following the launch of the new advertising film ‘France is in the air’, Air France has confirmed it will debut a new in-flight safety demonstration video across its flights from April.

AIR FRANCE ROLLS OUT PRIVATE JET SERVICE

The revised style of the video attempts to offer its customers a humorous take on its in-flight safety measures, with safety instructions narrated by an Air France hostess and played out by five female ‘passengers’, dressed in Air France colors.

Despite its light side, Air France confirmed the video meets regulatory requirements and has been designed in cooperation with the Air France flight safety division and the French Civil Aviation Authority.

The video now also features a section aimed at increasing awareness of the fire risk involved in transporting lithium batteries.

The video will be progressively integrated onto all long-haul and some medium-haul flights from next month.

Bugatti Veyron La Finale

Watch the Making of the Bugatti Veyron La Finale

Bugatti has already built and sold the last Veyron, the “La Finale”, which was presented at the Geneva auto show earlier this month.

Bugatti Veyron La Finale

The last Bugatti Veyron was built entirely by hand, just like the 449 cars before it, as the following video uploaded by the automaker shows.

Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale

The Bugatti Veyron “La Finale” is an homage to the first Veyron built in 2005, sporting a similar black and red paint scheme.

Dior and I documentary

Watch the Trailer for “Dior and I” Documentary

After iconic French luxury labels Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, it’s the house of Dior’s turn to hit the big screen.

This month, cinema go-ers in the UK, Australia and Japan will be able to discover the new “Dior and I” feature-length film.

The title of the documentary is a nod to Christian Dior’s 1956 memoir “Christian Dior and I”. Melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the influential French luxury brand’s past, Dior’s first brand-backed movie release is a tribute to the seamstresses who helped Raf Simons create his first Haute couture collection in just eight weeks, as opposed to the usual five or six months.

Dior and I documentary

The dramatic crux of the documentary directed by Frédéric Tcheng hangs on Simons’ ability to pull off the colossal feat of producing a haute couture collection within a unimaginably tight time frame.

Naturally, Belgian designer Raf Simons plays the starring role in this film that revisits a critical period in the history of the Christian Dior label.

Simons’ leading ladies in “Dior and I” are Florence Chehet, the dynamic and upbeat head seamstress for the atelier ‘flou,’ and Monique Bailly, the anxious and quick-witted head seamstress for Dior’s atelier ‘tailleur.’

“For me, they are the two most important people in the house,” says Pieter Mulier, Simons’ right hand at Dior and longtime collaborator. “Because they have everything in their hands.”

Raf Simons debut runway show

After surviving 13 months without a head designer after John Galliano’s public fall from grace, in 2012 Dior announced that Raf Simons would fill the vacant seat of artistic director.

The fashion world was up in arms. The self-taught designer whose previous credits included a namesake menswear line and who had been perceived by many as a “minimalist,” had always kept a low public profile and, most importantly, had never before worked in haute couture.

“Dior and I” is coming to cinemas in Japan on March 14, Australia on March 26, the UK on March 27, while North American audiences will have a chance to see it starting April 10.

For more information visit: www.facebook.com/diorandimovie

Giorgio Armani Beauty teaser

WATCH: Sarah Gadon for Giorgio Armani Beauty

Recently announced as the Italian label’s latest brand ambassador, Sarah Gadon is the star of a new teaser for .

In the new Giorgio Armani Beauty teaser of just under a minute, the lovely blonde goes from natural to glamorous with just a few brushstrokes. Whether wearing a smoky eye or shimmery nude lids, her lips painted glossy red or dark pink, the model looks gorgeous from every angle.

One shot even shows her entirely transformed, wearing a look that calls to mind Olivia Newton-John’s from the end of “Grease,” only updated and more sophisticated.

Fairly unknown within the fashion and beauty world, Sarah Gadon has nonetheless fronted a campaign for Jaeger LeCoultre, in which she showed off the brand’s Rendez-Vous watch line.

Chanel Bleu 2015

James Gray directs the latest Chanel Bleu campaign

Five years after the first campaign, Gaspard Ulliel is still the face of Chanel Bleu in a campaign film directed by James Gray.

In a follow-up to the advertising film helmed by Martin Scorsese in 2010 (watch the video below), Gray directed French actor Gaspard Ulliel, who is now more mature and looks more elegant than ever.

The new video, like the stills from the corresponding outdoor and magazine campaigns, features the mysterious and charismatic Gaspard Ulliel.

The French actor portrays a movie star who, shifting between fantasy and reality, flees a world in which he is hounded by his fans. In his search for some form of serenity, he ultimately comes face to face with himself.

Chanel Bleu Eau de Parfum campaign

“I wanted to raise the issue of this craziness inherent to the film world, within which we lead both a comfortable and an uncomfortable life,” Gray explains. “In a sense, that is almost a kind of vertigo that comes with the ridiculous and the overflow of attention.”

Gaspard Ulliel and James Gray

“There may be a parallel between Mademoiselle Chanel’s somewhat rebellious personality and the ‘Bleu’ character. This extreme freedom, this strength and this determination,” Gaspard Ulliel said.

Chanel Bleu Eau de Parfum ad campaign

Filmed at night in Los Angeles, the campaign is soundtracked by Jimi Hendrix’s version of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.”

cartier presents

WATCH: Cartier’s romantic “proposal”

French jeweler  has enlisted British film director Sean Ellis to produce its new promotional video “The Proposal.” Set in Paris, the mini film revolves around a game of hide-and-seek and misunderstandings.

As with L’Odyssée de Cartier in 2012, once again the real stars of the show are the pieces from Cartier’s latest luxury jewelry collection.

With “The Proposal,” Ellis and French screenwriter Olivier Lecot present three tales of Parisian romance in which the iconic red Cartier jewelry box unexpectedly pops up — at the Musée Rodin, in the lift of a philharmonic concert hall, and at a Paris airport to enliven an existing marriage.

The first love story starring Christa Theret, shows a youthful and affectionate treasure hunt in the gardens of the Musée Rodin, drawing to a close at the foot of the famous Thinker sculpture.

the proposal

The second tale unfolds with a rushed series of missed opportunities in front of the lift in a large Parisian concert hall, where the doors consistently close on the lovers, played by Oisin Stack and Ana Girardot.

And finally, the third scenario recounts a completely unexpected declaration that unfolds in a dramatic turn of events at the airport, following a series of new developments between a husband and wife. A passport is stolen and returned and finally a surprise “remarriage” proposal is elicited.

This last opus is performed by Nicolas Bridet (“You Will Be My Son” by Gilles Legrand) and Anne Charrier (Guy Mazarguil’s “L’Art de séduire”).

Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft debuts hologram goggles [VIDEO]

Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft unveiled headgear on Wednesday that overlays holograms on the real world, in what it touted as the next generation of computing.

The US technology titan debuted its HoloLens capabilities built into its coming Windows 10 operating system and showed off goggles that let wearers use their hands to interact with virtual objects.

“Until now, we’ve immersed ourselves in the world of technology,” Microsoft’s Alex Kipman said introducing HoloLens at a press event at the firm’s headquarters in the state of Washington.

“But, what if we could take technology and immerse it in our world?”

Windows Holographic creates 3D images in the real world, then lets people wearing the headgear reach out and manipulate virtual objects.

Kipman said he invited virtual reality innovators, including Facebook-owned Oculus VR, to explore adapting different applications for the goggles.

“Holograms can become part of our everyday life,” he said.

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella touted HoloLens and Windows 10 as a “mind-blowing” experience that will open a new type of computing.

UK carrier British Airways

WATCH: British Airways’ filthy first class cabin

A video posted by a disgruntled  flyer has gone viral for capturing the “disgusting” conditions of his pricey first class seat.

In four days, a short 30-second clip posted by British TV presenter Owen Thomas has garnered more than 871,600 hits on YouTube, showing viewers “…what first class in BA is really like.”

“It is absolutely filthy,” says a livid Thomas in the clip. “…You see the stains down here. It’s when you open your seat that the real horror begins. This is first class. This is British Airways first class. It’s disgusting.”

According to his brief YouTube description, the offending flying conditions were suffered during a flight from London to St. Lucia on January 17.

Thomas is all the more livid given that he and his travel companion saved and scrimped in order to fly first class, he said.

It was reported that Thomas’ first class flight with British Airways cost around £9,000, but he told The Independent via email, “The flights were certainly not £9,000. We bought them as part of a holiday package and used points to upgrade to first from Club on one ticket and paid for the other – certainly several thousand pounds.”

BA said: “We have contacted our customer to apologise. We are very sorry that on this occasion we have fallen short of our usual high standards.

“We pride ourselves on delivering a relaxing and pleasant experience in First, and are taking immediate action to address this issue.”

McLaren P1 GTR

VIDEO: McLaren P1 GTR To Debut at Geneva

Ahead of its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2015, a new video showing the production-spec McLaren P1 GTR has been released.

The McLaren P1 GTR is inspired by the P1, the brand’s luxury hybrid supercar. But this new version is even more powerful, as the British manufacturer is touting over 1000hp under the hood.

Most of the car’s components were designed with competitive racing in mind. The steering wheel, for example, is based on the one in the MP4-23, which Lewis Hamilton piloted to an F1 World Drivers’ victory in 2008.

McLaren P1 GTR

Thanks to multiple customizable commands, the driver can keep both hands on the wheel while adjusting the car’s settings. The seats and safety harnesses are designed by DTM, the German touring-car series.

The McLaren P1 GTR is slated to enter production in mid-2015 and will sell for around £2 million (around $3 million). At this price, each customer will have the opportunity to customize the car and to take part in exclusive events, including six dedicated races on F1-approved tracks.

The choice of the GTR initials is significant: these three letters entered automotive racing history in 1995, when McLaren entered the Le Mans 24 Hours race for the very first time and won with the F1 GTR.

Givenchy Spring 2015 video

Givenchy Spring/Summer 2015 Campaign Film

Givenchy has uploaded the director’s cut of its Spring-Summer 2015 campaign film, a video overflowing with sensuality and sexual tension.

The campaign film was produced under the creative direction of Riccardo Tisci and shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.

Like the visuals revealed last December, the video was shot in a forest that calls to mind the Bois de Boulogne in Paris, a park that becomes a hotspot of illicit sexual encounters after sundown.

While the stills showcased the pieces from the collection in broad daylight, the new video was shot after dark, when things are starting to heat up.

Beams of light catch the models in sensual embraces, revealing flashes of leather boots, corset-style tops and naked torsos.

This latest Givenchy campaign features the models Mica Arganaraz, Imaan Hammam and Alessio Pozzi. Notably, the most famousface of the latest collection, Julia Roberts, does not appear in the sultry campaign video.

Ice Hotel Church Jukkasjärvi

Watch the new Ice Hotel bar being built

The 25th Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland, has opened its doors and the establishment has released a video showing the building of the bar.

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Titled “Booom!”, the ice bar features a central block of crystal designed to look like it has created splashes of snow on the walls. Designed by Italian sculptor Maurizio Perron, Bulgarian architect Viktor Tsarsk and Dutch designer Wouter Biegelaar, the bar forms the centerpiece of the hotel.

This year’s  displays hand-carved rooms by 42 artists, in addition to an ice church, the bar and a majestic Aurora hall theater.

The 5,500-square-meter hotel is constructed every year from 1,000 tonnes of Torne River ice and remains open until mid-April, when it melts into its surroundings. For more information see www.icehotel.com.

A Man Story by Salvatore Ferragamo

WATCH: Salvatore Ferragamo tells ‘A Man’s Story’

Italian luxury brand  has created a digital adventure starring Douglas Booth, A$AP Rocky, Ryan McGinley, Henrik Lundqvist, Alexander Gilkes, Louis-Marie de Castelbajac and Tyrone Wood.

The project, starring a curated selection of some of the hottest male talent out there, is the fruit of a collaboration between the brand’s creative director Massimiliano Giornetti and filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini.

The content went live Monday at http://manstory.ferragamo.com/

The international guys in the spotlight come from across the spectrum of art, music, fashion and sport.

WATCH: SALVATORE FERRAGAMO’S WALKING STORIES

British actor Douglas Booth appears alongside American rapper A$AP Rocky, photographer Ryan McGinley, Alexander Gilkes (the co-founder of auction site Paddle8), Swedish ice hockey star Henrik Lundqvist, Frenchman Louis-Marie de Castelbajac, and Tyrone Wood.

In the full film, available online, the different gentlemen appear in a selection of Salvatore Ferragamo menswear pieces and footwear while they talk about their careers and their relationship with fashion.

The individual guys then pick up the thread in their own dedicated videos buried within the site alongside shopping selections and plenty of impressive still photography.

WATCH: FERRAGAMO FETES THE FIAMMA BAG

Burberry Art of the Trench in LA

Burberry’s Trench Hits the Streets of Los Angeles

 takes its now pretty classic Art of the Trench project to Tinseltown to celebrate the launch of its latest boutique in Los Angeles.

Soundtracked by “Ribbon,” performed by Billie Marten, watch out for stylish faces from editor Joe Zee to actress Ashley Madekwe taking the rainy day staple out in the California sunshine.

Enter Pyongyang

This Amazing Video Shows Life Inside Pyongyang

A new video has surfaced that provides a rare glimpse into North Korea, with the aim of showing a day in the ‘regular life’ of locals.

In a series of time-lapse photos, acceleration, slow motion, HD and digital animation, the three-minute video produced by JT Singh and Rob Whitworth takes viewers to Pyongyang, home to blocks of high rises, large boulevards and a modern underground metro system.

But the vignettes also show a city stuck in a kind of time warp, circa 1960s or 70s. And despite the wide boulevards and avenues, the video also reveals a conspicuous lack of cars and immaculately clean streets.

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Predictably, the pair of producers say they were followed closely by guides from the country’s National Tourism Administration and forbidden to shoot any footage of construction sites, undeveloped locations or military personnel.

Enter Pyongyang

In recent years, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has been making attempts to boost tourism, opening up its annual marathon to foreign amateur competitors and completing a world class ski resort.

SEE ALSO: NORTH KOREA SEES ‘BRIGHT FUTURE’ IN TOURISM

Masif Pass ski resort

North Korea is open to tourists via organized tour outfits that specialize in the country, including Koryo Tours, Lupine Tours and New Korea Tours.