Bella Hadid stars in new fashion campaign 

The 23-year-old starred in the Italian luxury brand Bulgari’s latest campaign. (Instagram)
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Updated 14 August 2020

Bella Hadid stars in new fashion campaign 

DUBAI: Supermodel Bella Hadid has just landed herself a new fashion campaign.

The 23-year-old, who is of Dutch and Palestinian descent, starred in the Italian luxury brand Bulgari’s latest campaign, shot by Brooklyn-based photographer Tyler Mitchell.

For this capsule collection, entitled “Serpenti Through the Eyes of Ambush,” the fashion house partnered with Korean-American designer Yoon Ahn, who is the creative director of the Tokyo-based label Ambush, for limited-edition handbags and accessories.

Ahn also reinterpreted Bulgari’s iconic snake. 

According to Forbes magazine, Ahn said: “For this capsule collection, I wanted to express the bold and contemporary character of Serpenti. Snakes are wondrous and fascinating creatures of nature but with Bvlgari they also became a symbol of glamour in constant evolution. Natural beauty meets human creation, all guided by a contemporary aesthetic.”

The collaboration is inspired by the Tree Python of Southeast Asia, a serpent species known for its eye-catching colors. 

Hadid took to Instagram on Thursday to share images of the shoot, in which she was seen wearing the three new handbags: the multi-wearable Serpenti shoulder bag with large metallic details, the bright-colored Serpenti belt bag, and the heart-shaped Serpenti Minaudière.  

“Feel lucky to know, let alone work with these visionaries .. You are all blessings to me and I couldn’t have dreamt up a better group of artists,” wrote the catwalk star to her 32.2 million followers. 

The collaboration also comprises credit card holders, the iconic Serpenti bracelet and a coin case. 

In addition to Hadid, the campaign also features models Xiao Wen from China and Elle Rosa from Brazil. 


‘On the Rocks’ — Bill Murray is a steal in this dad-daughter outing

Updated 25 October 2020

‘On the Rocks’ — Bill Murray is a steal in this dad-daughter outing

CHENNAI: Bill Murray is the most endearing aspect from “On the Rocks,” Sofia Coppola’s seventh film as writer-director. Behind his trademark deadpan expression, Murray still has twinkle and mischief in his eyes. And he brings out the same kind of lonely wistfulness we saw in his earlier association with Coppola in 2003’s “Lost in Translation,” in which he and Scarlett Johansson meet in a Tokyo hotel and find comfort in each other. There was no romance there, as there is none in his latest outing as Felix. Daughter Laura (played by Rashida Jones, who has starred in “I Love You, Man” and “The Social Network”) is troubled thinking that her life is about to go into a tailspin. 

“On the Rocks” is now on Apple TV+. Supplied

“On the Rocks” — on Apple TV+ and set in New York — is just as sentimental and sweet as “Lost in Translation.” As Coppola’s latest adventure begins, we see Felix, who has made his millions as an art dealer, in the lap of luxury with a chauffeured Mercedes, first-class hotels and sensational magic in his persona. But having divorced his wife many moons ago, he longs to nurture the relationship with his daughter Laura, who is married to the very successful Dean (Marlon Wayans) with two lovely daughters. 

However, in a kind of mid-marriage crisis, Laura begins to have doubts about Dean’s fidelity, especially after he gets busy with his new professional venture that takes him away on frequent trips. His “leggy” assistant, Fiona, accompanies him, and Laura confides this to her dad, who weaves stories of all that could be happening between Dean and his assistant. Felix suggests that they follow the possibly philandering husband, and a troubled Laura gets talked into it.

“On the Rocks” has great moments, and is compelling to a great extent. Supplied

All this leads to hilarious situations with Felix always being in command, even when cops catch him speeding as he is trying to tail Dean’s cab. Wittily calm and composed, he is the sort of guy who will unabashedly say to a passing stranger that she looks ravishing and get away with it, much to his daughter’s consternation.

“On the Rocks” has great moments, and is compelling to a great extent, with Murray engaging us with full-of-life banter. Jones matches up to him, a nervous wife tottering on the edge of what has been a great marriage. She hides her angst with remarkable alacrity, trying to play a good mother to her kids, while her dad leads her up the garden path. “On the Rocks” is happily no weepy tale, and Coppola spices it up.