Sunday, December 9, 2012

Topshop Presents 'Winter Wonderland' & Kate Bosworth



3 Dec. 2012/LONDON – THE singer delivers a passable cover of “Winter Wonderland.” She is an attractive young woman dressed in a red sequined dress and what looks to be black pumps. Her makeup is appropriate for the dark, smoky upscale lounge setting that is her milieu.

The songbird is a character in what is billed as Topshop’s first Chirstmas film. It debuted last week following almost a week of heavy promotion. The actress playing the singer is Kate Bosworth.

She is channeling Michelle Pfeiffer in the memorable piano scene from “The Fabulous Baker Boys.” In the scene, MF’s Susie Diamond is all over the piano during a gig, while her bandmate/lover Jack Baker (Jeff Bridges) is at the piano wholly unaffected by her performance.

Kate Bosworth's "Winter Wonderland is available on iTunes. Image from Topshop Web site.

More to the point, “Winter Wonderland” is a promotional video, albeit a slick one, directed by KB fiancé Michael Polish (“For Lovers Only”)

KB’s shoes, makeup and dress – the latter which she helped design – are all for sale. The makeup is available now at Topshop stores and Topshop.com. The dress and shoes will be available in February 2013 to coincide with the opening of a new Topshop store in Los Angeles.

Jeff Bridges and Michelle Pfeiffer in "The Fabulous Baker Boys." Photo from Gladden Entertainment.

Meanwhile, KB’s near-sultry version of “Winter Wonderland” is available through several portals, including iTunes and Shazam. The film is widely available at Topshop.com and Topshop flagship stores, as well as YouTube and digital billboards.

http://www.topshop.com to learn more about “Winter Wonderland,” including purchase information.

Heineken Turns on Lights for 140th Anniversary

Photos from Getty Images.

7 Dec. 2012/AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – HEINEKEN has gotten the party started and has invited everyone who is able to say "Happy Anniversary," as the beer maker continues the celebration of its 140 years in business.

Well-wishers are invited to visit Heineken's Facebook page to share messages that will be highlighted as part of the LED-powered light show the company has created to commemorate its milestone. (http://www.heineken.com/celebratewithheineken)

The Heineken display at the Heineken Experience is made up of 5,000 iconic Heineken bottles and features various configurations. One depicts the red star against a backdrop of green. Arrangements of stars appear in others. Another says "Celebrating 140 Years."

On view until 3 Jan. 2013, the light installation is billed as a highlight - to use a word - of the Amsterdam Light Festival (http://www.amsterdamlightfestival.com/en/).

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