Dior and I

Film & TV distributor The Orchard has acquired all rights in the U.S. and Canada to director Frédéric Tcheng’s fashion documentary Dior and I, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival to outstanding praise. This marks the third fashion film for Tcheng, who previously co-wrote and co-directed Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel and co-produced Valentino: The Last Emperor. The documentary captures the entire process behind Raf Simons debut couture collection in his new position as Creative Director of Christian Dior Couture.

"I am extremely excited to be working with the Orchard on bringing the film to its North American audience," said director Frédéric Tcheng. “They clearly have a passion for and understanding of the film that will translate to a successful roll-out.”

In 2012, legendary French fashion house, Christian Dior Couture, announced designer Raf Simons as its head Creative Director. Dior and I pays homage to the work of the talented Dior atelier and takes a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the makings of Simons’ debut haute couture collection and how it returned to the origins of the house of Dior.

The film takes an intimate, vérité-style glimpse at the inner workings of the Dior atelier, capturing the entire eight-week process up until the premiere of Simons’ collection. This includes the little-seen atelier workers – the heart and soul of the fashion industry – some of whom have sewed for Dior for decades and do so with an unbridled passion. Together, they form a support system for Simons and help to create his masterpiece collection, with every line they sketch and bead they sew.

A whirlwind of creativity, stress, determination and triumph, the movie boasts mass and niche appeal.

“Dior and I is a visually and emotionally stunning film about an oft unseen part of the process in the world of high fashion,” said The Orchard’s SVP of Film & TV, Paul Davidson. “Frédéric Tcheng has crafted a documentary that, much like the elegant creations in the world of Dior, deserves to be seen."

The film is slated for a 2015 theatrical release in the US and Canada. The deal was negotiated by Danielle DiGiacomo of The Orchard and Josh Braun of Submarine.

Halle Berry Unveils Scandale Paris

During an intimate event held today at Laduree Soho in New York City, Academy Award®-winning actress Halle Berry announced that she is launching‎ the iconic French lingerie brand, Scandale Paris, in select Target stores and on Target.com on October 27th. Halle wore a Nina Ricci top paired with a Rebecca Vallance black leather skirt and Christian Louboutin shoes. Under her sheer shirt, Halle modeled an Illusion Demi bra in metallic black from the Scandale Paris collection.

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DITTO™ was founded to answer the biggest question people have when shopping online: Does it fit? Also, A DITTO™ is a video of your face they record from your webcam so you can virtually try on eyewear to see how they fit and look on you in 180 degree views before you buy them from the site! There are so many advantages to creating a DITTO™ when purchasing eyewear - a big one being that you can shop from the comfort of your own home and can actually see yourself wearing the glasses that you like. Also, you can share your DITTO™ with friends for style advice or post it to social media.


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Quick Tips to Creating a Winning Workout Outfit

Tired of drab black workout outfits that have absolutely no style? Your workout wardrobe does not have to suffer just because you happen to love a sleek black wardrobe. All it takes are a few items of clothing to add some much needed style and color to your basic workout wardrobe. You can wear women’s running clothes during your next run that will make you feel fabulous and fierce. It’s important to wear what you are comfortable in, but don’t be afraid to implement some color too!

Look for Something with a Bold Print

Sweaty Betty offers trendy workout tops that still are mainly black but add in the perfect amount of color. In addition to finding a bold print with the right amount of color, a workout top can be combined with other elements. For example, even a sports bra can be stylish with the right amount of color! Look for workout clothing like this to make a bold statement.

Turn a Run Tank Into a Going Out Tank

Concerned your fancy workout clothes aren’t going to be used as often as you’d like? If you decide to invest in ladies running clothes you can most certainly wear them elsewhere, including when you go on a date. A city lights double-layered vest with contract color lining will look amazing with your favorite pair of skinny jeans and high heels. Infuse creativity into your wardrobe and you’ll love that you made the leap from black to color chic.

Fashionista on a Budget

Getting the most utility out of your wardrobe should be the goal of any fashionable but budget-minded individual. With this in mind, here are some tips to help ensure that you will always look your best without breaking the bank. 

Buy utility pieces that will go with many other parts of your wardrobe: these are the workhorses of your wardrobe; the pieces that you just can't function day to day without, your multitaskers. A well-fitting pair (or several pairs) of black work slacks is an excellent jump off point. They go with anything and are perfect for every day wear at the office. Button-down long-sleeved dress shirts are another excellent example of wardrobe staples. You can go with the classic white plus cuffs model, or, once you've picked a style and cut that fits you really well, try branching out into colors that you love. These shirts go perfectly with the black slacks, but also with any number of bottoms, additionally, they layer beautifully with sweaters or other types of tops.

Try not to buy a piece of clothing or an accessory without a potential outfit in mind. Sometimes a piece is just too cute to pass up, and must be purchased in violation of one of the cardinal wardrobe rules, which is to avoid buying a component piece without a matching piece to make an outfit (either one you already own or one you are purchasing as a companion piece to the first). With this purchase comes the challenge: what to wear with it? If you have something you own that you know will be a perfect fit then by all means proceed. If you don’t, it might be worth your time to search for a matching top or bottom while you are still out shopping, when you can get the best idea of what looks good with what you want to purchase without actually spending the money yet. If a piece is a clear must have but you don’t really have a good idea of what you can wear with it, you will want to spend some time evaluating your wardrobe to find a mate. Start with the piece and think about its cut, its overall style and its color, and try to get a feel for what you own that will really go well with the piece, and how you can wear new and existing clothing in such a way as to make both elements look really great on you. On the plus side, it gives you some quality time considering your wardrobe, and that’s never a bad thing.

When you must break rule two (and you will from time to time), be willing to try new combinations. Consider patterns you might not typically chose, or maybe a dress you’ve had your eye on that seems too short can be layered with leggings. These two suggestions can be combined, as leggings in specific are in vogue right now, especially bright and unusually patterned leggings (like these dynamic chevron leggings from rue21). If you love the buttoned down shirt look, spice it up with a brightly patterned high-low skirt and your favorite pair of sexy pumps. By thinking outside your comfort zone, you can get some good deals and some fresh new looks!

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