This past Thursday was a sensational night for the fashion industry as Raine Magazine commemorated their International launch with a party filled with fashion bloggers, jewelry designers, and entrepreneurs. The party was held at the scenic Pierre Hotel on the Upper East Side of New York City, and Joonbug was in attendance to provide the scoop.
The incredible night began with cocktails from Magnifico Giornata & Maker’s 46. Drinks were served as the DJ got the party started. We heard a few words from the cover model, singer Consuelo Costin, who gracefully wore a stunning satin blue floor gown for the night’s event. She spent a few minutes thanking the photographers, magazine editors, and wardrobe and make-up artists for her cover shoot. Ms. Costin was very excited about her four page interview in Issue 18. It’s her first magazine cover of the year and she expressed enthusiasm that it was for Raine Magazine. Her latest singles, “Here We go” and “Just Me”, were played throughout the night. We were told that both singles are, also, available to download on ITunes.
We are heartbroken with the loss of one of the nation's greatest actors. Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead this morning in his West Village apartment in NYC, according to the NYPD. The Oscar winning actor, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005 for his role in the film Capote, was just 46 years old.
Around 11:15am Hoffman was found lying on his bathroom floor by a screenwriter who then placed a call to 911.
The cause of death is still unknown, but as the actor was found with a hypodermic needle still in his arm, a drug overdose seems likely. The actor had admitted in the past to drug use, even checking himself into rehab in 2012.
It is no doubt that Hollywood has lost one of its greatest. Rest in peace.
However, her latest W Magazine cover shows a softer side to Miley. Despite being nude, it's a more sultry and dreamy look, which is in stark contrast to her V Magazine photos with Mario Testino last year which featured a more punk-rock, edgy Miley.
The title for her latest cover is, "No Apologies. Miley Cyrus Laid Bare. By Ronan Farrow," and we could only assume what kind of article will be attached to these lucid photos.
She also looks like a young Madonna/Lady Gaga hybrid, but maybe that's just the blonde hair talking.
Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were both found guilty, once again, for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy. After having been first convicted of Kercher’s murder in 2009, the former couple’s charges were overturned on appeal in 2011.
Knox was sentenced to 28 and a half years in prison while Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years for the murder. Since being released in 2011 after having spent four years in an Italian prison, Knox has been living in Seattle. In an interview with Good Morning America after the verdict was announced, Knox said she would “never willingly go back” to Italy. Sollecito, who is an Italian citizen, had his passport revoked and was caught at the Italian border possibly trying to leave the country.
Is Anna Wintour ready to pass the pitchfork? Although Anna has not officially announced if and when she is stepping down, sources say Sex and the City star, Sarah Jessica Parker, could take over as Vogue editor.
Sarah Jessica became known for her style while staring as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO hit series, Sex and the City. She is now a fashion icon and has become very close to Anna. The two share the same fashion sense, political ideas, have private lunches, and Anna even gave her advice about her upcoming shoe line.
Shockingly awesome, of course, Beyonce uploaded a bare-faced photo of herself yesterday on Instagram. The photo inevitably became viral shortly after she posted what looks like a selfie of herself. She looks refreshingly human, quite a stark contrast from her empowering performance at the GRAMMY's last Sunday.
But that's why we all love Queen Bey. She can play up the drunk-in-love vixen role for a performance then turn it down for a more personal look for social media.
Special kudos to the Instagram app for changing the way celebrities can share all their personal photos with fans!
Hilaria Baldwin graces the cover of BEACH magazine with her beautiful new born Carmen. BEACH magazine is a Modern Luxury's Hampton publication, which held a star studded shindig in Hilaria's honor to celebrate the cover.
Editor-in-Chief Cristina Cuomo hosted the event at NYC's Bobby Van's Grill; guests included Hilaria's husband Alec Baldwin, Good Day New York's Rosanna Scotto, and Modern Luxury President Michael Dickey.
In true New York fashion, the celebration included cocktails and lots of media coverage. All in all it sounded like an event that you wish you could have been on the guest list for!
While Pharrell’s hat may have been the most popular thing on Twitter during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, there was also something else that had people talking. As viewers were watching Lorde perform and win some Grammys, they were also speculating about how old the 17-year-old really is. There are theories that the singer is older than what she claims to be.
To put the rumors to rest, a website called The Hairpin actually bought a copy of the singer’s birth certificate which lists her birthday as November 6, 1996 and her real name, Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor. The website paid $17.02 to obtain the copy of the certificate.
You might not be able to see Scarlett Johansson's Super Bowl commercial on Sunday. Is the voice of Her too seductive? Is the ad too hot for airwaves? Well, this is not the case. Fox announced it pulled Scarlett's SodaStream ad because it takes a direct jab at Coke and Pepsi.
The Israeli based company announced the Jewish actress would be their "global brand ambassador" earlier this month to help boost sales in the United States. At the end of the commercial, Scarlett says "Sorry, Coke and Pepsi." Both companies are major sponsors for the Super Bowl and Fox. When Fox announced they would pull the ad, SodaStream agreed to remove the line in order to ensure it will air on Sunday.