Cavalli’s New Face & Russia’s Luxury Brand Woes

A New Face for Cavalli
American rapper and songwriter Nicki Minaj is set to be the new face of Italian luxury brand Roberto Cavalli's spring/summer 2015 campaign. Photographed by Francesco Carrozzini, the photoshoot features the exuberant popstar in a host of flowing dresses and flamboyant prints that characterize the work of the designer. Speaking about the campaign Roberto Cavalli said that the singer embodied the modern femininity of the Cavalli women, adding that he wanted a strong sensual woman to counter some the demure castigated images of models common to the industry.

Luxury Brands Raise Prices in Russia
In response to the ongoing economic woes and collapse of the ruble, luxury brands are raising their prices in Russia. French jeweler and watchmaker Cartier instituted an average price increase of 40 percent to 50 percent; its popular Trinity ring now selling for 125,000 rubles ($2,040), compared with 78,000 rubles previously. Analysts are reporting that Prada and Louis Vuitton are likely to follow suit though neither has made a formal announcement.

UK's Most Googled
Technology company Google has released a list of the most googled terms from the UK in 2014. American singer songwriter Beyoncé was the UK’s most googled female celebrity while English singer songwriter Ed Sheeran was the most searched for male. Other female celebrities making the list included Jennifer Lawrence who, apart from her role in the phenomenally successful The Hunger Games franchise, also had a nude photo leak as a major search item.

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