Thursday, 2 April 2015

Saturdays keep time for new album with Casio Sheen

Sexy girl-group the Saturdays are pursuing solo projects in 2015, but have promised to be back in the studio recording for a 2016 release come Christmas.

Saturdays Frankie Bridge, Una Foden, Rochelle Humes, Mollie King and Vanessa White are brand ambassadors for Casio Sheen, the brand's luxury women's watch line first launched in 2012.

As part of their ambassadorial duties, the girls performed an acoustic set for an intimate crowd at the Casio London store in Covent Garden. The band performed a set of four songs including their hits ‘Issues’ and ‘What about us’.

Obama on the run? He's got a Fitbit Surge

Barack Obama may not yet have been spotted with an Apple Watch, but he is bang on trend with his new Fitbit Surge.

The US President was first spotted wearing the fitness device in early March 2015, and has kept up wearing it ever since. Which makes him an early adopter as the device was only launched in the US in January 2015.

Obama's Fitbit surge is clearly visible in a recent interview with the Huffington Post.

And here's what it looks like when it is not on the President's wrist.

Pierce Brosnan becomes ambassador for Speake-Marin

© Marco Grob for Speake-Marin
World-renowned actor Pierce Brosnan is now, and for the next three years, the official ambassador of the Speake-Marin brand.

Pierce Brosnan is probably one of the best-known Irish actors worldwide. From his first scenes in Remington Steele to the famous Thomas Crown, and including his iconic role as James Bond, Pierce Brosnan has played many roles, embracing classical repertoires, comedies and thrillers.

In 2015, the actor will appear on cinema screens in The Moon and the Sun, It, Last Man Out and Survivor.

The relationship began when Peter Speake-Marin met the actor on the set of one of his latest films for which he had been selected by Director James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, The Raven…). This meeting of two artistic worlds, films and watches, developed into a genuine friendship.

Sharing the same roots as Peter Speake-Marin and his passion for watchmaking combined with an admiration for the Swiss brand's timepieces, Pierce Brosnan was a natural choice as the ideal ambassador for the brand.

'I met Peter on the set of a film in which he was a consultant for a character who was a watchmaker. We spoke briefly; we both love what we do, and myself as a lover of watches I appreciated his genuine passion and subsequent designs. I acquired one of his time pieces and a dialogue ensued. When Peter asked me to be an ambassador for his work it was a simple answer.`

The renowned Swiss photographer Marco Grob shot the campaign in his New York studio. Elegance, simplicity, independence and courage are the values shared by the watchmaking brand and the actor, and he has succeeded in capturing all of these. Pierce Brosnan will embody Speake-Marin.

Photo © Marco Grob for Speake-Marin.