Miranda Kerr to front new H&M campaign
Swedish retailer H&M revealed on Tuesday, via a video posted on their Instagram account, that the Victoria’s Secret model – also ranked as Forbes magazine’s second highest-earning model of 2013 – will feature in their upcoming spring campaign that will be released in March. They captioned the video with: ‘International supermodel @mirandakerr is our #HMSpringFashion model! Look out for exclusive photos in March!’
The concept we get from the video is that the campaign will be rather dreamy and romantic. Kerr succeeds the world’s top-earning model Gisele Bündchen as the face of H&M. Will she soon become number one? Let’s wait and see.
Brazil warns fans against sex with children
With the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup, held in June in Brazil – and at the back of the recent bust of a teenage sex ring at this year’s US Superbowl – videos warning soccer fans against having sex with underage girls will be playing on Brazil-bound flights from England. These videos will also be played at the World Cup games on the big screens. Brazil fears that an influx of tourists will boost the already thriving, illicit child-sex market.
‘Please help to protect our kids,’ Brazil defender David Luiz apparently says in one of the films, to be played on British Airways flights in particular.
The ‘It’s a Penalty’ campaign aims to educate people of the legal consequences of paying to have sex or participate in sexual acts with underaged prostitutes. ‘This campaign is an important one to raise awareness for something abhorrent that still occurs,’ said England coach Roy Hodgson.
Chanelle Henning killers sentenced to life imprisonment in the High Court in Pretoria today
Our March 2012 issue of Marie Claire covered the story on the killing of Chanelle Henning, a young mother in Pretoria. Wondering who was responsible for the drive-by shooting of the 26-year-old mom dropping her child off at school, two men have now confessed to her murder – that is after they were convicted of murder several weeks ago.
At the time of her killing, Chanelle was embroiled in a custody battle with her estranged husband, Nico Henning.
Henning was arrested in December shortly after his best friend Andre Gouws, who told the court that Henning offered him R1 million to kill Chanelle in cold blood. Yet, Gouws ended up offering Ambrose Monye, a former Nigerian Olympic athletic R50 000 to hire hitmen. He recruited Gerhardus du Plessis and Willem Pieterse, who are currently serving 18-year jail sentences.
Read more on Nico Henning here.
An Instagram account of men who hate shopping
A lot of men hate shopping, be it in malls, markets or sometimes even online. Boyfriends and husbands are often seen in malls, traipsing after their girlfriends and wives, or spotted lounging around on mall benches, painstakingly waiting it out. They are often also held responsible for looking after all the bags filled with purchases. The Miserable Men Instagram account really perked us up this morning as it shows the pain these guys experience in a very humorous way. Check it out here.
Another interesting online discovery we made this morning is an app called Wingman. This literally proves that there’s an app for everything. The app helps you to connect with attractive people in-flight of all things. Because who can last a single flight without hooking up, right? Creator Gabe Whaley who works for Buzzfeed says that it basically works a lot like dating app Tinder, yet Wingman also includes info on the airline and flight the user is on as well.
Michael Kors is now a billionaire
Yup, the Project Runway judge and fashion designer Michael Kors has been killing in sales for the past year. His total revenue rose with 59 percent for the third quarter last year, i.e. a total of $1 billion (over R10 billion), which compares to $636.8 million (over R6 billion) in revenue for the same quarter in 2012. The reason? Mostly due to his covetable accessories and watch offerings, and growing brand awareness. His beauty line, launched in August last year, has also been doing extremely well.