Introducing the OPI Euro Centrale collection: See all 12 OPI nail polish colours for Spring 2013 | Hollywood yohana

OPI Euro Centrale collection Spring 2013 nail polish

Even though the holiday season has just begun and we’re in the middle of obsessing over festive winter shades of nail polish, OPI has just announced the launch of its Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
Euro Centrale by OPI features twelve new nail polish colours that are classic, yet contemporary and are inspired by four major European countries. And despite being the OPI Spring 2013 collection, Euro Centrale will hit counters before the snow thaws, in February 2013.
Romania, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic influenced the newest collection, and were chosen because they each have an aesthetically pleasing way of mixing old with new.

“When visiting these countries, you’ll view Gothic churches alongside vibrant graffiti murals, blending two very different aesthetics. This fusion of old and new was also seen in runway looks during New York Fashion Week, where classic styles were reinvented with modern silhouettes and patterns,” explained OPI executive VP Suzi Weiss-Fischmann via press release.
Of course, it wouldn’t be an OPI collection without some memorable nail polish names. This time around you can choose from gems like “My Paprika is Hotter than Yours!,” “You’re Such a BudaPest” and “Can’t Find My Czechbook”—a fiery orange-red, a pale lavendar and a gorgeous aqua polish, respectively. We’ll be sure to break out our own Czechbook once the OPI Euro Centrale collection hits stores next year!

Introducing Mariah Carey by OPI: See all 8 nail polish colours from the very glittery collection | Hollywood yohana

Mariah Carey OPI Nail Polish Opener

Mariah Carey was the star of a movie titled Glitter for a reason. So when it was announced that she would be partnering with OPI and releasing a collection of nail polishes in January 2013, we expected a whole lot of glitz with a dash of glamour. And guess what, we were right.
The collection’s eight colours range from pale-pink to an almost-black with red flecks of sparkle—perhaps each an ode to the diva’s singing range? There are four shades that use OPI’s newest nail polish innovation, Liquid Sand. The new nail polish technology provides a textured matte finish that is infused with reflective sparkles. This is the first time OPI has debuted its Liquid Sand nail polish and Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI executive VP and artistic director, said the polish is “worthy of a superstar” in a press release.

While we’re all over the glitter and shine of the Mariah Carey by OPI collection, we’re sad that our favourite songs didn’t make the cut when it came to naming each nail polish. We were hoping for a nod or two at Mariah’s past hits (and our favourites!) like “Heartbreaker” and “Honey,” but instead more obscure songs seem to have made the cut—such as the bold blue Liquid Sand polish dubbed “Get Your Number.” There is one small throwback to 1997, though, with a Champagne-pink polish called “A Butterfly Moment.”
We’re particularly intrigued by the concept of Liquid Sand and can’t wait to give these textured matte polishes a whirl once they hit stores in January 2013. What more can we say? The Mariah Carey by OPI nail polish collection is certainly a line of colours that we’ll keep on coming back to incessantly.

Katy Perry is expanding her beauty brand with a new line of fragrances| Hollywood yohana

Katy Perry Fragrances Coty

If Katy Perry’s self-proclaimed fall from cloud nine is an example of anything, it’s that the pop star knows how to hit the ground running. Her summer 3D movie Katy Perry: Part of Me was a box-office hit and every single released by the singer has become an instant chart topper. Now, Katy Perry is continuing with her fragrance line but going bigger and bolder.
Today it was announced that Katy Perry has signed a contract with Coty Inc.—the global beauty manufacturer that has brands such as OPI, Marc Jacobs and Rimmel in its portfolio—to distribute her two existing perfumes (Meow! and Purr) and work alongside as she develops her third signature scent. “I’m excited to share what’s next in my perfumed world,” she said via press release.

It comes without surprise that the pop star is expanding her beauty brand and working on more scents—after all, Katy Perry has become somewhat of a style icon in the music world. Her constantly changing hair colour is always making news, she recently launched a collection of false eyelashes inspired by her own enviable set and her nails are always decked out in a cute, custom nail art design.
If we could take a guess at anything, it’s that Katy Perry’s next perfume will also have a cat-themed name and it will be as sweet as can be due to her penchant for treats (cupcake bras, oversized lollipops, etc). But will no release date set for the third scent, all we can do is speculate.

It girls rejoice! J.W. Anderson announced as the new designer for Versus | Hollywood yohana

JW Anderson For Versus

London-based designer, J.W. Anderson, is having a pretty solid week. It started with winning the Emerging Designer Award at the 2012 British Fashion Awards and today it was announced that Anderson will be the first to design a capsule collection for Versace’s younger brand, Versus.
The collection will be released at a preview event sometime in the spring and will be comprised of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear as well as accessories that will be sold online at and in major department stores worldwide.

Pavoni hits the big time: Mariah Carey dons the Canadian label to the annual Rockafeller Center Christmas tree lighting| Hollywood yohana

Mariah Carey Rockafeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Only a couple of truly glitzy gowns could upstage someone as famous as Santa Claus, but last night, during NBC’s Rockefeller Centre’s lighting of the Christmas tree, that’s precisely what happened. Mariah Carey quite literally sparkled quite in two different bedazzled Pavoni gowns, shining more light on the Canadian brand’s ever-growing popularity with celebrities.
Since its inception, Pavoni has slowly worked its way up the celebrity ranks. And what started as just dressing Canadian stars turned into dressing household names like Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood , Kylie Minogue and even Shakira.

Childhood friends from Montreal, Gianni Falcone and Mike Derderian, dressed Mariah Carey in a short red tulle dress that had a plunging (and we mean plunging) neckline with over-the-top embellishments and followed up that look up with a custom floor-length silver gown, which had sparkly crystals hand sewn on with sheer detailing. The two gowns had over-the-top glitter and glamour.
Now that Mariah Carey has been added to the list of celebrities that Pavoni has worked with, we’re curious to see if we’ll be watching some embellished Canadian-designed gowns walking down the red carpets of the Golden Globes, Academy Awards or even the Grammys. And due to Pavoni’s recent popularity with celebrities, we’re thinking all signs point to yes.

Alexander Wang to Balenciaga? The latest from the post-Ghesquière rumour mill | Hollywood yohana

Alexander Wang For Balenciaga

The rumour mill has steadily been churning since the announcement of Nicolas Ghesquière’s departure from Balenciaga. Effective tomorrow, the seat of the creative director will officially be vacant, but as of today it seems that Alexander Wang has pulled ahead of the bunch and is the front-runner for the position.
According to the French newspaper, Nouvel Observator, Wang has emerged as the shoo-in for the job, and this statement was followed up by, New York Times writer, Cathy Horyn—who was one of the first to break the news about Ghesquiere’s departure—in an article that said the announcement of Wang’s new role at Balenciaga could come as early as next week.

The news of Alexander Wang as the successor of Balenciaga comes as a slight surprise given the nature of recent rumours. Many sources were almost certain it would be Scottish designer Christopher Kane to take over at Balenciaga. It seemed almost too convenient when Kane left Versace’s younger brand, Versus last week, and somewhat fishy when it was reported that Kane was in talks with PPR (which owns Balenciaga) about getting financial backing for his eponymous label.
This month has become an emotional rollercoaster because of Balenciaga. We felt sadness when it was announced that Nicolas Ghesquière was leaving, excitement with every new rumour, and now, we are growing impatient to learn who’s next. Please let this be settled before 2013!