Designer Tom Ford's dramatic feature film, "A Single Man," HBO's vampire series, "True Blood" and singer/songwriter Lady Gaga were among those nominated for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's annual media awards on Wednesday.
Over the past few months, Monita Rajpal and the "Art of Life" team have been taking viewers to some of the world's most exclusive and exciting locations. As well as masquerading at the Venice carnival and soaking up the atmosphere in Cuba they have covered subjects as diverse as luxury investing and ethical consumerism.
Three months after Robert Polet took over as chief executive of Gucci Group in July 2004, he gave his new colleagues a glimpse of the self-confidence and single-mindedness that landed him the job in the first place - and that have contributed to the company's stellar performance ever since.
Designer, Tom Ford is one of the most talked about men in fashion. He is considered a showman by some and the appetite for information about his personal life and business ventures is seemingly endless. But, underneath it all, he claims he is quite shy. Monita Rajpal talks to him in an exclusive interview at his London home.
When Robert Polet jumped from Unilever's ice cream and frozen-foods division to the top of the Gucci Group in 2004, Women's Wear Daily quipped, "What do frozen fish and ice cream have to do with $8,000 crocodile handbags?"
Italian fashion house Gucci has shaken up its design team again, just two seasons after star designer Tom Ford left, handing the brand-building womenswear pen to its accessories stylist Frida Giannini.
It's August, and I'm trying to hold on to the last bursts of Atlanta summer heat. I like hot weather but also look forward to those cooler and less humid fall days. 'Tis back to school and pretty fall foliage time, and come to think of colors, it absolutely is back to shopping time.