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Beauty and the Beach: Kate Upton Stars in David Yurman's Fall Campaign

By Robert Khederian

If there’s one thing we love more than David Yurman‘s iconic twisted cables, it’s Kate Upton wearing David Yurman’s iconic twisted cables. The classic American model has been tapped by the brand to star in its Fall 2013 campaign, Beauty in Contrast.

“Through design, styling, and imagery, we tell a story of contrast in all its mesmerizing beauty,” David Yurman said in a statement about the campaign, whose black-and-white images pair classic designs with new ones in a pair of settings that range from a sandy beach to a sleek and minimal studio.

Whether it’s her thickly knit sweater against the dunes of the beach, the opulent jewels against a minimal background, or simply the stark transitions of light and dark in the exclusively black-and-white campaign – David Yurman shows that contrast has never been more beautiful than in this Fall.

Photo courtesy of David Yurman

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Report: Holden SS V Redline a sales smash

By Brandon Turkus

2014 Holden VF Commodore SS V Redline Front three-quarter

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Holden has a hit on its hands. That wouldn’t be much of a surprise were the hit a small, affordable, fuel-efficient car that everyone thought looked like Kate Upton in car form. It’s surprising because said hit has a 6.0-liter V8 with 351 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque, sends its power to the rear wheels, and costs 51,490 Australian dollars ($47,365 at today’s rates). And it doesn’t look anything like the lovely Ms. Upton.

Yes, we’re talking about the new VF Commodore SS V, and in particular, the Redline models. According to Aussie car site Motoring, Holden can’t build the darn things fast enough, with wait lists going into 2014.

This news tells us something about Australian motorists. There’s still a market for big, powerful sedans in Oz, which is a fact that Ford has seemingly forgotten. The VF Commodore, particularly the SS V Redline, is a vehicle that people want, rather than one they need. It’s a shame Ford doesn’t see such a market for its Falcon, rather than killing the historic nameplate. We wonder if Ford could have taken Holden’s approach – rather than killing a big sedan, export it to America. We’d much rather have a rear-drive Falcon than the Taurus. Instead, Ford is basically giving away sales to Holden.

Want further proof that Holden is making the Commodore work? The SS V trim is handily outdoing the standard SS, making up 80 percent of SS sales. People aren’t only buying these big sedans, they’re actively buying the very best versions. We can only hope Chevrolet’s new SS sedan, which is essentially a more powerful Commodore SS V, receives such a warm reception.

Holden SS V Redline a sales smash originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton And Leslie Mann Sport Bikinis In The Bahamas

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Cameron Diaz slipped into a bikini while shooting The Other Woman in the Bahamas on Friday. Her costars Kate Upton and Leslie Mann also sported sexy two-pieces for the fun, and the ladies celebrated a long day of filming by sipping cocktails and taking a dip in the ocean.

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Will Model For Food: The Most Unexpected Endorsement Deals Yet

By Justin Fenner

Before you fly off the handle about the odd news that Alessandra Ambrosio has signed on as the face of Always Maxi Pads, consider that she’s far from the only fashion model to pose for something that wasn’t clothing, fragrance, or accessories.

Case in point: Naomi Campbell once helped hawk a luxury condo building in Russia, and Kate Upton is currently the face of a product she’ll probably never use: men’s razors from Gillette. So it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that Ambrosio has decided to back Always’s new Platinum Collection, which boasts a “silk-like top-sheet” and “superabsorbent gel” core.

A look at other models who’ve endorsed decidedly nonfashion products, here. …read more

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Kate Upton Dating … Hip-Hop Mogul?

By Evann Gastaldo The latest celebrity odd couple: Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton and Sean “Diddy” Combs, 23 years her senior at 43. They were spotted making out at a Miami Beach club late last month, a source tells the New York Daily News . “They were kissing, they weren’t hiding it,” the onlooker…

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Carine Roitfeld Casts Models, Baby Wildlife in Pre-Fall Story For Harper's Bazaar

By Justin Fenner

Would the Pre-Fall 2013 collections make sense on safari? That seems to be the question Carine Roitfeld wanted to answer in her latest fashion story for Harper’s Bazaar, “The Animal Nursery.”

Roitfeld tasked Sebastian Faena with photographing the 16-page story, which features models like Kate Upton, Irina Shayk, and Tilda Lindstam and a variety of young animals including a disarmingly adorable ambush of baby tigers.

The story will run in all 26 international editions of Harper’s Bazaar, but you can take a look at a few of the images in advance here in the gallery.

Photos courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar

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Gillette® Informs Men What Women Want in Body Hair Styling and Gives Them the Right Tool for the Job

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Gillette® Informs Men What Women Want in Body Hair Styling and Gives Them the Right Tool for the Job

Kate Upton, Hannah Simone and Genesis Rodriguez Spread the News of What Women Across the Country Prefer

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Gillette (NYS: PG) , the world’s leading male grooming brand, today announced a partnership with three female celebrities: Kate Upton, Hannah Simone and Genesis Rodriguez – the first time ever that the brand has partnered with female spokespeople to spearhead an integrated marketing campaign. Kate Upton, Hannah Simone and Genesis Rodriguez will share the opinions of women across the country to help men understand what women prefer when it comes to men’s body hair styling as the brand showcases the right styling tool to get the job done, the Gillette® Fusion® ProGlide Styler™. This represents a bold step forward for Gillette, as the company meets the evolving needs of men everywhere.

Kate Upton Tells Guys “What Women Want” in Gillette’s New Body New Body Grooming Campaign Featuring the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler (Photo: Business Wire)

Men of all ages agree that body styling is a trend on the rise, with 56%* of men interviewed saying that they style their bodies more often now than in the past. The top reasons to style body hair were the same for both men and women, with hygiene coming out on top and making the most out of intimate times a close second. Perhaps the best news for both sexes is that men are open to input from the women in their lives, with 69%* saying that women influence how they style their body hair. Research also shows that 74%* of women think that guys should definitely style areas of their bodies, but preferences around which areas and how they should be styled vary. With that in mind, Gillette hopes to give guys the information they need to know exactly “What Women Want” in body hair styling.

The women were selected to act as spokespeople for a campaign designed to share the male body hair styling opinions of women everywhere based on a Gillette-sponsored survey. All three will appear in an integrated marketing campaign, including print ads, a television ad helmed by film director Ruben Fleischer, digital media and public relations, with activities kicking off in March 2013. The campaign leads up to a first-ever live body hair styling event on April 18th. The event will stream live online and feature Kate, Hannah and …read more
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Kate Upton Prom Video Is The Best Thing Ever (VIDEO)

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Every young girl dreams about getting asked out to prom in a romantic yet clever way, right? Does that include Kate Upton?

The blonde bombshell got her very own tailor-made prom invitation, courtesy of high school senior Jake Davidson. The Los Angeles teen uploaded a video requesting that Kate join him for his school’s big dance on May 23 and he has some pretty compelling arguments.

“I’m Jewish, 5’9″ on a really good day and I can’t dance at all,” Davidson says while shaving. “You’re Christian, 5’10” and that ‘Cat Daddyvideo should’ve won an Oscar for Best Short Film. You could say this is destiny.”

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21 Animals That Have Absolutely Nothing To Say About Sequestration (SLIDESHOW)

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Despite polls showing most Americans are in favor of spending cuts in general, it’s hard to get people to pay attention to the details of the looming sequester. BuzzFeed’s McCay Coppins examined why sequestration is so bad for traffic, asking editors from the Atlantic Wire, the Daily Caller and even The Huffington Post how to get people interested.

The Atlantic Wire tried to rename the issue, calling it the “spendocalypse.” Gawker took a more visual approach, presenting a sequester explainer featuring Ryan Gosling and Kate Upton.

The Washington Post’s Wonkblog had a different take on the subject, presenting 21 animals who “have strong feelings on the sequester.”

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Kate Upton Freezes for Sake of Sports Illustrated

By Evann Gastaldo For the second year running , Kate Upton graces the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue . And this year, the apparently sadistic SI bosses thought it would be fun to make the 20-year-old stand, in bikini bottoms and an unzipped jacket, in icy Antarctica for the cover shoot. Upton was… …read more
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Mercedes-Benz CLA-class “Soul” Super Bowl Commercial: It’s a Hell of a Spot [The Ad Section]

By Don Klein

Mercedes Benz CLA Ad

Award-winning ad man-cum-auto journalist Don Klein knows a good (or bad) car commercial when he sees one; the Ad Section is his space to tell you what he thinks of the latest spots. The ad’s rating is depicted via the shift pattern at the bottom, but everyone has an opinion when it comes to advertising, so hit Backfires below and tell us what you think, too.

About 10 years ago, Mercedes-Benz showed how not to introduce a down-market luxury car. That failed experiment was a strange little two-door called the C230 Kompressor. It featured cloth seats and a hatchback (although Mercedes never used that word in official communiqués). Depending on your point of view, it was either sporty or fugly, but it screamed cheap no matter how you looked at it, an image that didn’t sit well with traditional Mercedes owners.

A decade later, Mercedes wants to dip back into the low end of the pool, with good reason: A lot of cars sold in this country hover around the $30,000 price point (including entry-luxury models like the Acura ILX, Audi A3, and BMW 1-series). Of course, none currently wear a three-pointed star. Enter the CLA-class. Looking more or less like a CLS after a very cold shower, this compact sedan is clearly a Mercedes. You won’t be able to buy one until this fall, but when you can, the car will have the standard equipment you might expect in a Benz (seven-speed dual-clutch auto, Bluetooth connectivity, a 5.8-inch infotainment display, and the mbrace2 suite of smartphone-integrated apps and services) and options you definitely expect in a Benz. The latter include a panorama-style sunroof, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, pre-collision braking, blind-spot monitoring, infotainment system upgrades, lane-keeping assist, and a parking-assist system that even some of the pricier Mercedes models don’t yet offer. Still, the CLA has that decidedly un-Mercedes $30,825 base price—the $29,990 number cited in the commercial doesn’t include destination and delivery—so how does the company tout that without tarnishing its upscale image? You make a commercial that blows everyone’s socks off.

The premise underlying “Soul” is simple: If you want something that you can’t afford, maybe you can get it by selling your soul to Satan. But as the old saying does, the devil is in the details and it’s the ad’s extravagant execution that makes it so powerful. Anybody who has ever written commercials for a living has got to be jealous of the creative team that got to make this spot. Clearly, money was no object:

Willem Dafoe would make a great Satan, but he’d cost a fortune.”

 “No problem, hire him.”

 “But we also need a sexy model.”

“You mean like Kate Upton?”

“Yeah, she’d be perfect, but . . .”

“No problem, hire her. And hire Usher, too. And while you’re at it, make sure we keep using Jon Hamm, the guy from Mad Men, for our voiceovers.”

“But what about the music? It would be amazing if we could get the Stones’ …read more
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Will A Second Sports Illustrated Cover Put Kate Upton In The Ranks Of Modelling Elites?

By Dorothy Pomerantz, Forbes Staff

David Letterman was supposed to unveil this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover model on Monday but a blogger beat him to it leaking a photo of supermodel Kate Upton gracing the cover for the second year in a row. …read more
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Official: YouTube's Super Bowl commercial buzz list dominated by automakers [w/videos]

By John Neff

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After Sunday’s big game, YouTube will be the place to watch every commercial that you missed when you left your seat for an emergency guac refill or, as we say in Cleveland, took the Browns to the Super Bowl. That makes YouTube the nation’s water cooler on Monday, and it’s got some preliminary stats to share in the lead up to kickoff.

As you know, Super Bowl advertisers, particularly automakers, like to endlessly tease their big budget commercials in the weeks before the game, many times revealing them outright days in advance. Because of this, YouTube can tell us which commercials have been viewed the most so far, and their top five list is all automakers.

Kaley Cuoco appears to have been a good investment for Toyota, as her ad for the RAV4 has garnered the most YouTube views – six million and counting – among Super Bowl commercials so far. Second place goes to Mercedes-Benz, though not its actual Super Bowl commercial, but rather the teaser for it. You know, the one with Kate Upton and the car washing, which is up to 5.6 million views. Third place is Audi’s Prom commercial (3.3M views), fourth goes to Volkswagen’s slightly controversial Get In, Get Happy ad (3.3M views), and the fifth and final spot is bookended by the teaser video for Kaley Cuoco’s commercial (3.2M views). You can watch all five in order below.

The data above is current and official as of 10:00 AM EST today, though things are changing quickly. For instance, while preparing this post, we noticed that VW‘s ad has already passed Audi’s in overall views.

This order will almost certainly be upended on game day anyway when the full onslaught of Super Bowl advertising hits our retinas in real time. After all, we haven’t heard a peep from Chrysler, which for the past two years has caught the nation’s collective attention with its prideful and patriotic commercials.

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YouTube’s Super Bowl commercial buzz list dominated by automakers [w/videos] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mercedes’ Super Bowl Ad Warns, ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’ – Video

By Kurt Ernst

The Mercedes-Benz CLA - salvation, priced under $30k
The Mercedes-Benz CLA - salvation, priced under $30k

The Mercedes-Benz CLA – salvation, priced under $30k

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. No matter what other car ads debut during Super Bowl XLVII, this cautionary tale from Mercedes-Benz is a lock for the best automotive big game ad of 2013, and we’d even throw it into the mix as a candidate for the best of all time.

We had no idea where Mercedes was going when it announced that Kate Upton would pitch the new CLA sedan in its prime-time ad. We knew that Usher was in the mix, too, but we never saw Willem Dafoe coming.

Expensive cast aside, the video is sheer cinematic genius, and our hats are off to Mercedes-Benz for pulling this off. We tend to favor cafes like the one in the video, and this clip reminds us of two things: be wary of strangers (especially those with sinister jewelry and pointed fingernails), and be careful what you wish for.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA compact luxury sedan will hit dealers in September of 2013, priced from just $29,900 (excluding destination charge, we assume). It won’t make you a rock star and it won’t land you a date with Kate Upton, but we’ll bet it looks good in your driveway.

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