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Gucci Guilty Black

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day,Gucci released a steamy new video for the label’s latest scent, Gucci Guilty Black, starring Evan Rachel Wood and Captain America actor Chris Evans. The film-noir inspired short has the pair heating things up in the back of an old car Sin City-style with an extra punch of desire meant to evoke the heady pink pepper notes of the women’s scent, like coriander, patchouli, and orange flower. Inspired to heat things up on your vanity? Pick up a bottle of each, priced at $90 for the women’s and $80 for the men’s, at gucci.com.

Plus, click through our gallery to browse the hottest celebrity fragrances on the market.

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Sometimes we need a little bit of David Beckham in our day!

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Victoria Beckham, you’ve got quite a man! Soccer star David Beckham launched his collection of bodywear for H&M a year ago, and for his first anniversary, he’s promoting his new lineup in an action-packed way—a video of him running through the streets of Beverly Hills wearing only his skimpy army green boxer briefs and a pair of flimsy white slippers. The short, directed by fellow Brit Guy Ritchie, offers plenty of great moments, such as shots of his sculpted backside in tiny, tiny shorts, close-ups of his adorable smirk, and zoom-ins of his chiseled abs. (Is it hot in here?) “Working with Guy has been a fantastic experience,” Beckham said in a statement. “I hope everyone has as much fun watching the film as I had making it.” Watch the video above, and then check out the new offering at hm.com, and available in stores now. 

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See the photos from backstage at the Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show!

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“I’m so nervous!” Kelly Osbourne told InStyle.com backstage before she hit the runway for The Heart Truth’s Red Collection 11th Anniversary Fashion Show, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Diet Coke, and WebMD. The butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling was one that radiated through backstage at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, where 17 stars prepared to walk the runway for a cause—raising awareness for women’s heart health—and InStyle.com had an all-access pass to see every mani, makeup, and hair strand get perfectly in place. “It’s so out of my comfort zone,” fitness guru Jillian Michaels said as she primped for the show. “But this is such a cool event, I’m so excited. Not only about awareness, it’s also just fun!” Click through the gallery to all of the candid behind-the-scenes moments.

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As a woman who has seen family members with heart disease, I fully support all things “RED” to show support! Wear your red proudly!

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The Heart Truth’s annual Red Collection Fashion Show helped kick off New York Fashion Week tonight! Seventeen stars—including the Jenner clan (who presented a united fashion front in Badgley Mischka), fitness expert Jillian Michaels (in Cushnie et Ochs), Jamie Chung (in David Meister), and more—channeled their inner models to strut down the runway in New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom wearing vibrant red dresses by a variety of designers, combining fashion and famous faces to help raise awareness for heart disease. “Losing my mom because she wasn’t healthy really inspired me to live a healthy life,” two-time Red Dress Fashion Show model Minka Kelly (in Oscar de la Renta) told InStyle.com of the event, which was sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Diet Coke, and WebMD. “It made sense to get involved and to…

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To Love. To be loved.

heartTo love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakableviolence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.” – Arundhati Ro

Meet The Woman Behind The Brand, Laura Rene’

“Without emotion there is no beauty”

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Confidence, sexiness, and femininity encompass the designs of Laura Rene’ Roberson and are her signature style.  She is not afraid to celebrate the curvaceous female form and will always be known to make curvy women look and feel “fantastically sexy”. With her inspirations being Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe, it is no doubt that the designs exude sensuality and confidence.

Laura Rene’ Roberson began her life as a fashion fiend, infatuated with fashion and design. From her teen years on she analyzed every page of Vogue Magazine, obsessing about the current trends and designers and finding a way to make it her own on a very limited budget.   Born in a small town in North Carolina and growing up around confident, voluptuous women, she began working at the age of 14 in men’s and women’s retail stores because of her love for fashion and her desire to help everyone feel unique.  It was that work ethic that led her to study business and marketing in High School, becoming the Marketing Regional President and running for State President. Later, in college she would study business, management, marketing, interior design, art history and fashion design.

Being a fashion fiend and wanting to create a sensual but timeless clothing and accessories line, Rene’ tapped back into the fashion industry and solidified a valuable team to help her bring her sketches for her founding brand, Laura Rene’ Private Label, to life.  She has worked with her team to create a brand centered on premium fashion for curvy women, who want excellent style and the same options that smaller sized women have.  The spirit of a vivacious, curvy women herself, Rene’ is very familiar with the style options available and the difficulty it sometimes brings in trying to find sexy and classic premium clothing that fits well but is also fashionable.  Her brand recognizes the void in the market and wants to empower women to be comfortable in their own skin and to feel inspired by their own sensuality and confidence, no matter what shape or size.

Everyone she meets can attest that they instantly become fast friends with Rene’. She is the woman that everyone loves to talk to and the woman that everyone wants to be best friends with.  Her clothing and accessories makes a woman feel seductive from the first moment the fabric touches her skin. Laura Rene’ Roberson is the women who inspires sensuality and timelessness and that is the heart of her label.

Why Does Curvy Matter?

Vogue Italia June 2011

The black and white cover features plus-sized models Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine, and Robyn Lawley dressed in sexy lingerie lounging promiscuously over plates of spaghetti.

Vogue Italia’s gutsy editor-in-chief, Franca Sozzaniwanted to make a bold statement with the June 2011 issue. Her bold decision to host curvy models on the front cover sent the fashion world into a tizzy.

Did you know Vogue Italia had a Vogue Curvy online magazine celebrating everything curvy?  Neither did I!  As the fashion industry is trying to portray a more positive body image with their models, it seems that CURVY is the new trend. Ralph Lauren just named Robyn Lawley as the face of their brand.  I, myself, as a curvy Designer and CEO of LAURA RENE, am an US size 10/12, just like Robyn.

As a divorced mother of three, I have spent the last 10 years struggling with weight issues.  As a fit size 4/6 before kids, and then after a hysterectomy, I found that losing weight was a huge battle! Blame it on genes, not eating well, lack of hormones, etcetera.  It became an obsession that I could no longer feel or look like I did in my twenties.  Do I workout? Yes! but weight does not melt off like it did.  Now, at 41, I am accepting of my body image. I love who I am and that I feel more sensual, sexier and beautiful in the skin I am in.  I live a healthy lifestyle, but I am not going to freak out that I have a piece of cake or ate a plate of pasta that week.  I watch what I eat, I exercise with my dogs and kids and am in love with life.

Curvy does matter to me.  It matters that I portray a healthy, positive attitude to generations that think a size 0 is what we are all supposed to obtain.  No woman or girl is shaped the same and it is wrong that as a designer, mother, sister, daughter,  and friend to show an emaciated form in my models or  that my clothing only looks good on stick thin figures.  That is not what my brand embodies and it is not what I personally believe.  I love the fact that women, such as Marie Denee, speaker,  influential blogger of The Curvy Fashionista and writer of the e-book, Curvy. Confident. Chic, has taken a stance to show the world that curvy is beautiful.  That many women and men in the fashion industry, editors, modeling agencies, designers, etc., have acknowledged women come in all shapes and sizes.  I hope this “trend” continues in the fashion industry and that all women become empowered to voice a broader view of beauty.

XO

Laura Rene

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE…….

Happy LOVE LOVE LOVE Day!

This is the day that we honor LOVE. Let’s soak up the energy the world is putting out. Let’s take it in, receive it, accept it, luxuriate in it.

Love is your birthright. It is what you are made of. Right now, think of one person who has loved you. Right now, think of one person you have loved. THAT is real. Whether the actual relationship lasted or ended, the love is real.

Believe in it. Seize it. It emanates from you.

May this year be the year you know without a shadow of a doubt you are worth loving.

I love you. XO Laura René