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Angelina Jolie Makes a Surprise Appearance at Comic-Con
Angelina Jolie has kept a low profile the past two years since her public split and ensuing custody battle with former partner Brad Pitt, but we are thrilled to see her in the limelight once again. Laying rumors to rest, Jolie appeared at Comic-Con 2019, confirming her participation in the Marvel universe.
Following news of her casting in The Eternals alongside Kumail Nanjiani, Richard Madden, and Salma Hayek, Jolie told the crowd at Comic-Con, “I’m so excited to be here. I’m gonna work 10 times harder because, I think what it means to be a part of the MCU and what it means to be a part of this family, we know what the task is ahead. We know what you deserve… we are all gonna be working very, very hard.”
Gossip Girl Gets a Reboot
Gossip Girl fans rejoiced this week when HBO Max announced a 10-episode reboot of the popular series. Instead of renewing focus on main characters Serena van Woodsen (Blake Lively) and Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), the Gossip Girl reboot will center on a new generation of teenagers who attend New York City’s elite private schools. There’s no news yet as to who will play the main roles in the new version, but chances are high that Generation Z favorites will make their debut.
Givenchy Unveils Campaign Starring Ariana Grande
After the success of 7 Rings and her crowning achievement as the first female artist on Spotify to have three albums with over 3 billion streams, Ariana Grande has crossed another milestone, becoming the face of high-fashion house Givenchy. It might have seemed like a curious collaboration at first, but debut images of her first campaign with the brand have laid all doubts to rest. She looks stunning, she looks sophisticated, and most of all, she’s seriously selling the clothes that she’s wearing.
The Cats Trailer Debuts to Everyone’s Horror
With an all-star cast boasting the likes of Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and Rebel Wilson, expectations for the film adaptation of one of Broadway’s longest-running musicals, Cats, was high. However, hopes were quickly dashed when the official trailer debuted, and the Internet’s reaction to it seemed unanimous: it’s horrifying. Blame the fact that the cats all had human lips and teeth, or the uncanny valley in which the human-esque CGI-d pseudo felines reside, but people were not having it. Here are some of the Twittersphere’s funniest reactions to the trailer below.
— Booth (@honourablecrush) July 19, 2019
therapist: judi dench as a cat isn’t real she can’t hurt you
judi dench as a cat: pic.twitter.com/1cLqmS22xO
— raya (@wewritelettrs) July 18, 2019
Cats: I’m honestly so put off by the weird cg. if they did Hollywood budget prosthetics + costume design + built real (to an extent) upscaled sets..can you imagine how good it’d look…. and instead we get… pic.twitter.com/oSxnQUopLq
— manda manda manda (@Manda_AMSBT) July 18, 2019
Elie Saab Jr. Ties the Knot
The godfather of Lebanese haute couture, Elie Saab, might soon find himself being a grandfather. Over the weekend, the designer’s son Elie Saab Jr. tied the knot with Christina Mourad. It was the Arab wedding of the year, with a dress that outpaced all others. Known for his bridal couture, Elie Saab designed the dress himself, which featured custom embroidery, an extravagant headpiece, and a 3.5 meter train. With 1,000 guests in attendance at patriarchate of Bkerke in Lebanon, everyone who’s anyone was there — including celebrities like Dita von Teese and Toni Garrn as well as influencers Karen Wazen and Lana El Sahely. If you want to stalk the nuptials further on Instagram, search for the hashtag #ElieKika.
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In a touching ceremony filled with moments of anticipation and joy, @eliesjr & @kikamourad celebrated their nuptials yesterday at the patriarchate of Bkerke in Lebanon surrounded by family and friends | Wishing the couple eternal happiness and everlasting love in their future together #ElieKika
Burberry Launches Exclusive Beach Capsule Collection on Mytheresa.com
In case you haven’t realized, Riccardo Tisci’s Burberry has been killing it lately. He’s proven to be a perfect match for the storied British brand, with sales outpacing expectations since he assumed the helm, and it has everything to do with his covetable creations. Case in point: Burberry has just collaborated with Mytheresa.com on an exclusive beach capsule collection – which is available globally while supplies last. With 13 items available, including bikinis, eye-catching kaftans, and even beach towels, all the pieces feature the house’s new ‘TB’ logo. You’ll have a tough time deciding what you’re going to take home – you’re going to want it all, trust us.
Chaumet Grants Savoir Flair Readers an Exclusive Sneak Peek
During Paris Haute Couture Week, French fine jewelry brand Chaumet showcased an astonishing new collection called ‘Les Ciels de Chaumet’ or ‘The Skies of Chaumet’. With the exclusive image below, Chaumet has offered a sneak peek of the collection to Savoir Flair readers. Captured against a dreamy, sunset-sky backdrop, ‘Les Ciels de Chaumet’ makes its colorful debut.
Celebrating all things celestial, the collection riffs on everything from the solar disks found in ancient Egyptian frescoes to the abstract skies of Van Gogh. A full range of pieces – from tiaras and brooches to necklaces and pendant earrings – are contained in ‘Les Ciels de Chaumet’ offering a broad examination of the sky-born topic.
The model in the exclusive image below is wearing ‘Soleil de Feu’ pieces, which highlights Chaumet’s gold-working mastery along with subtle touches of color. Finished with mandarin garnets, red Burmese spinels, and yellow sapphires into engraved rose gold settings, these pieces expressively capture the light of the sun.