Archive for category Celebrity News
Tonight, Clive Davis is scheduled to hold his annual pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. But it’s unlikely to be the blowout bash it usually is, as the legendary performer Whitney Houston was found dead in the same hotel this afternoon. She was 48.beverly hilton hotel, blowout, clive davis, grammy party, legendary performer, whitney houston
Marc Jacobs and his ex fiance Lorenzo Martone have been spending their winter holidays alongside many other celebrities in sunny St. Barts. The two are supposedly not back together, but their strolls on the beach and playing in the waves (in very tiny swim shorts) seem to tell a different story.Tags: celebrities, different story, fiance, lorenzo, marc jacobs, waves, winter holidays
Kate Middleton gave the clothing label Reiss a major boost in 2011. Thanks to what is being referred to as the “Duchess effect,” the UK retailer’s sales shot through the roof. Need proof of Kate’s Midas touch? The white Nanette dress she wore for her official engagement photos sold out before the pictures were even released. To keep up with demand, Reiss re-released the $245 dress, which sold out again at the rate of one dress per minute.
For a meet-and-greet with the Obamas, the Duchess once again selected a Reiss frock. Not only did the $340 dress sell out, but traffic to their site rose 200 percent. A brand loyalist, she elected to wear yet another of their dresses to the Epsom Derby. Hours after she was seen wearing it, people were already selling the dress for $1000 on Ebay.
So what does all of this mean for the family-owned retailer? Well, their year over year profits nearly doubled from $6.6 million to $13.2 million, they can take credit for inspiring a new catch phrase into the pop culture lexicon (“Duchess effect,” go ahead say it, it’s fun!) and they know what to get Kate next year for Christmas.Tags: catch phrase, clothing label, ebay, engagement photos, epsom derby, kate middleton, midas touch, s sales