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Favs | The Great Gatsby: Hunky Actors, Tiffany Sparklers, & A LOT of Prada

After having its release date pushed back several times, The Great Gatsby has finally landed in theaters all over the world. Based on Scott Fitzgerald’s book, the movie tells the story of Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) – a mid westerner who moves to New York and is introduced to the lavish world of his neighbor Jay Gatsby, played by (the still very dreamy) Leonardo DiCaprio. Set in 1922, Gatsby is a mysterious party-throwing millionaire who falls for Carraway’s married cousin, Daisy Buchanan, played by Carey Mulligan.

 

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The movie had its world premiere in New York last week, but its long awaited moment came last night when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan (in Balenciaga by Alexander Wang) at a Cannes Photo-op (L) For the premiere at night, Carey wore a blush pink gown by Dior (R)
Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan (in Balenciaga by Alexander Wang) at a Cannes Photo-op (L) For the premiere at night, Carey wore a blush pink gown by Dior (R)

 

Why should fashion lovers care about this movie? Two reasons! One is fancy jewelry, and two is the luxurious designer wardrobe.

Legendary New York based jewelers Tiffany & Co designed flawless pieces for the movie made from platinum, pearls , and diamonds. Tiffany was chosen because its diamonds portrayed the epitome of American glamour during the jazz age and positively defined it in the 20s. The most notable item is the Savoy headpiece (worn by Carey Mulligan throughout the movie) made from freshwater cultured pearls and round brilliant diamonds, weighing in at a whopping 25 carats! Want to own it? Well you can if you’ve got $200,000 to spare by simply clicking  here.

 

Carey Mulligan's Savoy Headpiece made with freshwater pearls and round brilliant diamonds is worth $200,000!
Carey Mulligan’s Savoy Headpiece made with freshwater pearls and round brilliant diamonds is worth $200,000!

 

As for the wardrobe, director Baz Lurhman approached Miuccia Prada to design over 40 outfits with the help of the movie’s costume designer Catherine Martin. The pair selected a few classic Prada designs and modified them to fit the 20s. The result was stunning gowns that were featured in most of the Great Gatsby party scenes!

 

Design by Miuccia Prada (Top Left) and Looks from the Movie
Design by Miuccia Prada (Top Left) and Looks from the Movie

 

I am beyond excited to watch this movie; aside from the jewels and the glamour, Leonardo DiCaprio’s movies are rarely a disappointment to his fans. The Great Gatsby is now showing at Lebanon’s Grand Cinemas theaters.

 

 

All images are courtesy of Google.

 

Red Carpet | The Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball!

One of my all time favorite brands- Tiffany & Co. – celebrated its annual publication of its Blue Book in New York City late last week.

 

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The Tiffany Blue Book (as the publication is called) is the brand’s annual catalogue that shows the jeweler’s latest dazzling pieces in all their glamour and brilliance. What’s even more interesting is the fact that this Blue Book has been published yearly since 1845 and has been known as the first mail order catalogue to be distributed in the United States of America.

 

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The very exclusive event took place at New York’s Rockefeller’s Center where a giant Tiffany Blue Box was erected and a blue light show lit the skies of the big city. Hollywood’s A list stars came out to celebrate the big night wearing stunning designer gowns and more importantly, they were decked out in thousands of carats from Tiffany’s 2013 diamond collection. Take a look!

 

Jessica Biel in a navy print  Elie Saab halter gown.
Jessica Biel in a navy print Elie Saab halter gown.

 

Gwyneth Paltrow in a silk Ralph Lauren Collection gown & Sapphire butterfly brooch.
Gwyneth Paltrow in a silk Ralph Lauren Collection gown & Sapphire butterfly brooch.

 

Carey Mulligan in a menswear inspired Victoria Beckham cape jacket and trousers and an $800,000 diamond ring!
Carey Mulligan in a menswear inspired Victoria Beckham cape jacket and trousers and an $800,000 diamond ring!

 

Michelle Williams in a Katie Ermilio navy dress with exaggerated shoulders and $1 million in Tiffany jewels!
Michelle Williams in a Katie Ermilio navy dress with exaggerated shoulders and $1 million in Tiffany jewels!

 

Sara Jessica Parker in a golden gown and black blazer decked out in $500,000 worth of Tiffany jewels!
Sara Jessica Parker in a golden gown and black blazer decked out in $500,000 worth of Tiffany jewels!

 

Victoria's Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes in a hot pink Lanvin strapless gown.
Victoria’s Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes in a hot pink Lanvin strapless gown.

 

Kate Hudson in a Reem Acra strapless Tiffany Blue gown and stunning pear shaped earrings and bracelet.
Kate Hudson in a Reem Acra strapless Tiffany Blue gown and stunning pear shaped earrings and bracelet.

 

 

 

 

All Images are courtesy of People.com & Tiffany.com