MADONNA AND VERSACE FOR THE FOURTH TIME

versaceAccording to MFF , the advertising campaign for spring / summer 2015 Versace will be made by Madonna .

The shots should be a work of Mert & Marcus , the duo composed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott , and will be unveiled in the coming next weeks .

Versace , requested about the rumors , it is entrenched in a strict “No comment .”

 

The new campaign with the Madonna would be the fourth played by her for the fashion house ; in the past the singer was “the face” of Versace for:
– Spring -summer 1995 directed by Steven Meisel
– the autumn – winter 1995 Atelier Versace by Mario Testino and for
– the ready to wear autumn / winter 2005, by Mario Testino once again

MADONNA SUPPORTS ‘APPS FOR RED’ INITIATIVE

IMG_3595.JPGDecember 1st will be World AIDS Day. Red.org & Apple have launched the APPS FOR RED initiative to help in the fight against AIDS.
Through December 7, every time you purchase a participating app, 100% of the proceeds go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Go ahead and download your favorite Apps now!

To learn more about the initiative or to find more ways to join the fight, please visit red.org
Every generation is known for something.

MADONNA VISITS “THE HOME OF HOPE” IN MCHINIJ

Home of Hope (HOH) is a children’s home in Mchinji, Malawi, providing shelter, food, medical care and love to over 500 children. Home of Hope also provides an education for over 600 children in Nursery, Preschool, Special Needs, Primary and Secondary classes.

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Plans are underway for a Vocational College just outside the HOH village. The Vocational College will provide children with an opportunity to develop skills in technical and trade courses to assist them in gaining employment or starting their own small business upon completion.

MADONNA AND PETER MUTHARIKA

Malawian President Prof. Peter Mutharika has appointed US pop diva Madonna as Malawi Goodwill Ambassador for child welfare, Nyasa Times learnt on Friday.
It was confirmed by government chief secretary George Mkondiwa who said the appointment by President Mutharika to the ‘Material Girl’ singer was “with immediate effect.”

President Mutharika met Madonna with her Malawi-born children Mercy and David on Friday at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe which was symbolic who had a public falling-out with former president Joyce Banda.

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“Thank you for welcoming me here. I was a big fan of your brother. He was very kind to us,” Madonna said of Mutharika’s older brother Bingu wa Mutharika., who was president until he died in 2012.

The Malawi Head of State thanked the pop star for bringing back David and Mercy to their birth country.

“My government has always been grateful for the passion Madonna has for this country,” said the President.
Mutharika said the singer’s passion was directed “especially towards addressing poverty and hardships endured by Malawi’s orphans and vulnerable children through her charity Raising Malawi”.

He thanked Madonna for agreeing to fund the construction of a new state of the art Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care Unit in the country

“I ask you to continue your work in improving education in this country,” said Mutharika.

“You must also encourage David and Mercy to work hard in their education,” he added.

Mutharika said during their discussion, Madonna displayed “much commitment in helping to build more classrooms in schools across Malawi.”

The Malawi leader described himself as “a fan of her music”.

Madonna is currently visiting Malawi, where she has been working since 2006 with her nonprofit organisation, Raising Malawi.

Madonna has since called “Malawi is a country”.

It was Madonna’s first visit in more than a year after she was stripped of her VIP status by former president Joyce Banda amid controversy over the cancellation of her plans for an academy for girls.

The academy was mired in allegations of mismanagement and the project was replaced by plans to build schools in order to reach more children.

5 THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT “REBEL HEART” CLIP

Tom Munro 03On Thursday, Madonna fans were given the first taste of the material (reference!) from her forthcoming 13th album, when a 43-second clip of ‘Rebel Heart’ leaked online.

True, it’s in demo form, and some of it is so grainy that it’s basically inaudible, but we’re unabashed Madonna fans here, and this has got us pretty excited to hear the rest of the album. Here are five reasons why…

 

 

 

1. It doesn’t sound like everything else Avicii released this year
When we found out Avicii was on board for the new Madonna album, we don’t mind admitting it made us feel a little uneasy, and not just because she proved herself completely unable to spell his name on Instagram.

One of the biggest criticisms Madonna has faced in the latter half of her career is that she’s no longer a trendsetter, and has become a total hit-chaser instead. While we don’t agree (at least not completely), the news of Avicii co-producing songs gave us harrowing images of Madonna recording ‘Wake Me Up!’ 2.0 rather than something a bit more befitting the Queen of Pop.

Thankfully, from what we can hear of ‘Rebel Heart’ it’s taken the best parts of Avicii’s sound and blended them with Madonna, rather than giving us an ear-assaulting ‘Avicii feat. Madonna’ number about “putting your drinks up” and “getting down on the floor”.

2. The lyrics are actually halfway decent
And speaking of the fact she’s apparently ditched the dance floor, at least on this track, we think it’s really interesting that rather than a club banger, she’s choosing to launch her album (assuming her Instagram hints are right, and ‘Rebel Heart’ will be the first single) with such an introverted track.

After ‘Girl Gone Wild’ essentially went down like a cup of cold sick, it’s good to hear that Madonna is experimenting with more introverted lyrics, lamenting on her past mistakes.

She sings: “I spent some time as a narcissist/Hearing the others say ‘Look at you, look at you!’/Trying to be so provocative/I said ‘Oh yeah, that was me’/All the things I did just to be seen.”
Because nothing says “I’m over my narcissistic stage” quite like devoting an entire song… to yourself. Nice one.

3. “As a narrrr-cicist”
We’re not quite sure why Midwestern Madonna, who has taken to speaking in a bizarre British accent in recent times, is now pronouncing words like a Southern belle, but whatever her reasons, we love it. We’re guessing that’s Miley Cyrus’s influence.

4. Guitars
Now, we know that when Madonna whips her guitar out during a show, audible groans descend on the stadium, but actually some of her best songs have had guitar sounds, like ‘Don’t Tell Me’ or ‘Miles Away’ (if you’ve not heard the latter then we recommend you take M’s advice and “look it up”).

The guitars heard on the verse really do give the song a more sincere and genuine sound (let’s face it, Madonna isn’t always known for her sincerity, is she?) and mean it’s a lot easier to actually take in what she’s singing about, before the chorus crashes in with its echoing backing vocals and swirling beats.

5. No references to either “waiting” or “hesitating”
We have only heard one verse, though.

 

Source : HuffingtonPost