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LIMITED EDITION TIMEPIECE DESIGN BY NATALIE PORTMAN

Natalie Portman, the famed oscar-winning American actress and worldwide partner of the brand since 2011, unveils the first watch designed and created together with Richard Mille, embodied in the Tourbillon RM 19-01 Natalie Portman. Recognized as a brilliant woman in her public as well as private life, she is a multi-talented woman of high accomplishments, having graduated from Harvard in psychology in addition to her roles at the theater and on screen.

For this first collaboration, Natalie Portman set her mind on an image combining strong associations and complex undertones expressed by a diamond studded and encrusted tracery based upon the image of a spider.

The RM19-01 manual winding tourbillon caliber is assembled around a black rhodium-plated, 18K white gold black sapphire set baseplate, a first for Richard Mille. The spider within the movement, also in 18K white gold and delicately set with diamonds, forms an integral part of the movement, with the abdomen of the spider actually supporting the bridges of the tourbillon, and its legs supporting the two winding barrels.

This aesthetic achievement was only possible after a long and difficult machining process followed by many hours of hand polishing, finishing and the guiding eye of the watchmaker working in harmony with the centuries old skills of the jewel setter- together creating the physical manifestation of Natalie’s personal vision for this unique and limited edition timepiece.

Available in 20 pieces worldwide, this novel ladies’ creation will be worn by Natalie Portman at several events worldwide and is available for purchase at the Richard Mille boutique on level 2 of The Shops at Crystals.

Celebrities / Women's
Red Carpet Showdown

Lots of skin turned up on  MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Cut-outs, glitter, thigh-high slits, leather, sequins, plunging necklines and more were on full display as stars walked the red carpet before the show.

Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Hough, Iggy Azalea and Nikki Minaj all looked to the Fall and Resort 2014-1 catwalks for their red carpet style, choosing pieces by Louis Vuitton, Emilio Pucci, Versace and Saint Laurent respectively.

Meanwhile Beyonce sparkled in a bedazzled, rainbow colored custom Tom  Ford  bodysuit throughout the entirety of her performance, Queen Bey lit up the stage from her booty poppin' moves to her killer vocals. 

See the evening's full red carpet style here

Celebrities / What's Hot
Instagram, An Insiders View

Instagram was everywhere during the 2015 Resort collection presentations and a great way to get an insider’s view at all the behind-the-scenes fun. Here’s a look at how three designers and their celebrity style packs trended “off-season” using the popular social media tool.

Stella McCartney

With about 775,000 followers designer @StellaMcCartney touted her guests (it-girls such as Liv Tyler, Amber Heard, Cara DeLevingne and Maggie Gyllenhaal) just as much as the clothes.  Inside the Elizabeth Street Garden party hashtags such as #stellasuperheroes, #stellasworld #stellagirls were flying to show off patchworks of print and stripes, side cutouts and sunray pleated dresses. The mood was light with party favors such as the always-enchanting “mustache on a stick,” blue lollipops and the ensuing blue tongue and bubble guns. The overall tone matched the “superhero” motif found on key pieces within the collection, including a suite of handbags that looked like masks.

Christian Dior 

Guests such as Rihanna, Marion Cotillard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Leelee Sobieski, Allison Williams and Margot Robbie arrived by signature Dior water taxis to the Brooklyn Navy Yard's Duggal Greenhouse for Dior’s Cruise show in early May. Through hashtags such as #DiorCruise2015 #diorbts, the official Dior Instagram account @Dior showed off the stunning “mirror effect” runway, backstage makeup applications (#peterphilips) and a number of the top looks of the season from creative director Raf Simons. For this presentation, he favored the A-line silhouette with scarf prints and textures both archival and new. All in all there were 66 looks to celebrate Dior USA’s 66th year.

Hermés 

And while their “All About Women” client event was not a Resort presentation, Hermés’ off-season party was one for the record books. Inside Wall Street’s JP Morgan headquarters there were numerous environments to enjoy. Scene 1 was a rerun of their Autumn/Winter collection, and Scene 2 was a full-on carnival with a retro swim tableau, pinball and roll-a-ball horse racing and a fashion fortune-teller. @Hermes and #HermesAllAboutWomen gave a fantastic look into the almost unbelievable spare-no-expense affair. A video clip favored by guests was “Dancing Bags,” and a photo booth elicited the hashtag #toomuchfun.

Melinda Sheckells - Guest Blogger and Ediotr, Crystals Magazine

Celebrities / Women's
Summer Styling & Champagne

Join us for an afternoon of Summer Styling & Champagne! 

Designer Nanette Lepore will be hosting a Meet and Greet on Thursday, June 5th from 4 pm - 6 pm at the Nanette Lepore bouttique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals. 

Enjoy 20% off full price merchandise while you mingle and get styled by the designer herself. 

 

RSVP: TNGUYEN@NanetteLepore.com

 

 

 

Celebrities / Women's
Dazzling Red Carpet

When it comes to red-carpet glamour, few events compete with the Cannes Film Festival for sheer sartorial spectacle and star power.

First up to face the press in 2014 was Blake Lively. Wearing a glamorous deep burgundy Gucci Première gown with a thigh-high split is just reason number 1,734 for why we want to be the fabulous starlet. From the sophisticated and sexy Mrs. Reynolds to the sheer Valentino tri-color full lace gown worn by model Karlie Kloss and the youthful dazzling edge brought to the red carpet by Adele Exarchopoulos in a Louis Vuitton black and white custom gown – the Cannes fashion has just begun!

Make sure to follow us on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest to fulfill your #Cannes2014 fashion buzz!

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