Friday, January 16, 2009

Style and Focus News Bites: London Shoe Shopping, Katie Holmes New fashion IT Girl and more

** High-end Shoe Shopping at it's best. Browns, a temple of style in London, has recently opened up its first stand-alone shoe store on Brook Street. A London fashion institution since opening in 1970, the new Brook Street shop will feature the very best in designer fashion – from Chloé, Jill Sanders, Marc Jacobs, YSL and many more. For more information visit Browns official website.

** Academy Award-nominated actor-producer-director Don Cheadle and his production company, Crescendo Productions, have signed a two-year, first-look television development deal with Universal Media Studios. Cheadle runs Crescendo with producing partners Kay Liberman and Lenore Zerman. (Press Release)

** Fashion Designer Narciso Rodriguez Unveils New Women's Fragrance. This spring, Rodriguez reveals his latest signature fragrance called 'essence', which is an homage to the duality of a woman's nature - the intense and the ethereal, the simple and the complex. 'essence' marks the designer's third scent created in collaboration with Beaute Prestige International, the Paris-based fragrance division of the Shiseido Cosmetics Corporation.

The 'essence' range of products includes a 3.3 oz eau de parfum ($100.00), a 1.6 oz eau de parfum ($78.00), a 6.7 oz scented body lotion ($48.00), a 6.7 oz scented shower gel ($40.00) and a 3.3 oz perfumed deodorant ($33.00). 'essence' will be available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide in mid-March, 2009. (Press Release)

** Katie Holmes is the latest IT girl in fashion as the new face of Miu Miu. The brand's 2009 spring campaign features Mrs. Holmes in the latest ads. It was inivitable that Katie would be a designer spokes model, over the past few years she has been included on many of the best dressed lists. (Photos: people magazine)

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** Fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons and actor Djimon Hounsou are expecting their first child. Simmons has two daugthers, Ming Lee and Aoki Lee with former husband Russell Simmons. (Us magazine)

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