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Giorgio Armani Beauty, the Official Beauty Sponsor of the 75th Venice International Film Festival, is pleased to officially announce its new beauty faces who appeared on last weekend”s red carpets.

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Chinese actress Elaine Zhong (楚曦), models Barbara Palvin, Sara Sampaio, Madisin Rian and Greta Ferro all embody the Giorgio Armani brand, with their different types of femininity and their modernity.

Through unique innovative products, the Giorgio Armani beauty”s makeup and skincare lines allow women to enhance their natural beauty, to be the best of themselves, revealing rather than transforming.

These five women will be enriching the brand”s collective next to Academy Award winner actress Cate Blanchett, who has been announced earlier this year Giorgio Armani beauty very first Global Beauty Ambassador. Cate Blanchett has been the face of the Sì fragrance since its creation in 2013. Within this new role, she is embodying makeup and skincare as well.

Elaine Zhong, also known as ZHONG Chuxi (钟楚曦), is a Chinese award winning actress best known for her the critically acclaimed block buster Youth (2017). She is a performing arts graduate from the prestigious Shanghai Theater Academy. Today she is a leading figure for the new generation of Chinese cinema. Elaine Zhong”s powerful beauty and distinguished features transmit the core values of natural elegance and authenticity.

Barbara Palvin has been the face of ACQUA DI GIOIA since 2014 and has recently become involved in the brand”s global development program Acqua for Life. Her vibrant beauty, joyful free spirit and dedication to the brand”s values make Barbara Palvin the perfect addition to the beauty universe. This young Hungarian supermodel has already covered some of the world”s biggest magazines and walked the runway at Fashion Weeks in London, Milan, and Paris.

Sara Sampaio is a Portuguese-born model living in New York City who has been part of the brand”s SÌ PASSIONE fragrance campaign earlier this year, next to Cate Blanchett and along with Adwoa Aboah. She has appeared on the covers of the most prestigious fashion publications, and has also become a modern-day catwalk icon. Relentlessly positive with a contagious smile, her joie de vivre bursts out from within. In June 2016, she teamed up with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to support the fight for homeless animals.

Madisin Rian is a New York based fashion model, emerging on prestigious brands” catwalks. Earlier this year, she has collaborated on the brands” Neo Nude campaign, bringing a vibrant energy and incredible beauty. Open minded, Madisin Rian is an avid traveler with a penchant for exploring the world alongside her family.

The Italian model and actress Greta Ferro played a role in Una Giacca (A Jacket), the short film created for the first edition of the Armani/Laboratorio project.  

The new beauty campaigns featuring these new faces will start to kick off as of September 2018.

Photo and video assets available for download here.

Giorgio Armani beauty simplicity, natural elegance and authenticity For 18 years, Giorgio Armani beauty has been delivering beautifully textured make-up – some of which created directly backstage at the brand”s fashion shows – , skincare formulated from the most pioneering science. Inspired by women, created to reveal – rather than hide – their natural beauty, it is renowned for several iconic products: Eyes to Kill mascara and Eye Tint, Lip Maestro and Ecstasy Shine, Power Fabric and Luminous Silk foundation as well as Crema Nera and Armani Prima skincare. The brand is also renowned for its men and women fragrance collections among which Acqua Di Giò, Sì and SÌ PASSIONE as well as for its haute couture range Armani Privé.

Contact : Martin BREBAN, International PR & Influence Communication Director, GIORGIO ARMANI FRAGRANCES & BEAUTY

MILAN, September 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

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  • Chinese tourists now benefit from fully digital Alipay mobile payments at Giuseppe Zanotti stores  
  • Wirecard ePOS App enables an easy integration of Alipay into the existing financial infrastructure of Giuseppe Zanotti stores in Spain, France and the UK 

Wirecard, the international innovation leader in the field of digital financial technology, gains the luxury footwear brand Giuseppe Zanotti as a new customer for Alipay payments. The cooperation enables Giuseppe Zanotti to offer China”s favorite mobile payment method in Spain, France and the UK. Wirecard provides Giuseppe Zanotti with the Wirecard ePOS App for the acceptance of common international payment methods on mobile devices. The solution offers retailers a digital payment ecosystem with global payment options and value-added services.

Chinese customers will be a driving force in the increase of luxury spending: By 2025, around 7.6 million Chinese households will represent a total of 132 billion Euros in global luxury sales. Giving Chinese tourists the opportunity to take advantage of their favorite payment app is a tremendous sales opportunity for local merchants in Europe. Retailers who have introduced Alipay via Wirecard have increased their turnover with Chinese customers by more than 350 percent in one year in some cases. During ”Golden Week”, one of the most important travel times in China, some retailers were able to double their turnover with Alipay on a monthly basis.

Marion Laewe, Vice President Sales Consumer Goods at Wirecard, comments: ‘It is obviously beneficial for European retailers to offer Chinese customers their trusted payment method, because through this they are willing to spend higher amounts abroad. We are now delighted to support Giuseppe Zanotti in strengthening their customer relationship with visitors from the Far East and to profit from Alipay”s digital marketing platform.’

Li Wang, Head of Alipay EMEA, said: ‘We are excited to partner with Giuseppe Zanotti through Wirecard. Renowned luxury European brands are at the top of Chinese visitors” wish list. We will continue working together to bring a seamless payment and shopping experience to Chinese customers.’

About Wirecard:  

Wirecard (GER:WDI) is one of the world”s fastest growing digital platforms in the area of financial commerce. We provide both business customers and consumers with a constantly expanding ecosystem of real-time value-added services built around innovative digital payments by using an integrated B2B2C approach. This ecosystem concentrates on the areas payment & risk, retail & transaction banking, loyalty & couponing, data analytics & conversion rate enhancement in all sales channels (online, mobile, ePOS). Wirecard operates regulated financial institutions in several key markets, holds issuing and acquiring licenses from all major payment and card networks. Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060). Visit us on , follow us on Twitter @wirecard and on Facebook @wirecardgroup.

About Giuseppe Zanotti:  

Giuseppe Zanotti is an Italian luxury footwear and fashion designer known for his sculptural, jeweled heels and fashion forward sneakers. Through his eponymous label, Giuseppe Zanotti, manufactures and distributes women”s, men”s and children”s shoes as well as small leather goods, handbags, jewelry and ready-to-wear. Available in 75 countries worldwide, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes are a red carpet favorite, inspired by and connected to the world of film, music and art.

About Alipay:  

Operated by Ant Financial Services Group, Alipay is the world”s leading mobile and online payment platform. Launched in 2004, Alipay and its strategic partners are now providing services to over 870 million users globally. Over the years, Alipay has evolved from a digital wallet to a lifestyle enabler. Users can hail a taxi, book a hotel, buy movie tickets, pay utility bills, make appointments with doctors, or purchase wealth management products directly from within the app. In addition to online payments, Alipay is expanding to in-store offline payments both inside and outside of China. Over 40 million brick-and-mortar merchants now accept Alipay across China. Alipay”s in-store payment service covers over 40 countries and regions across the world, and tax reimbursement via Alipay is supported in 29 countries and regions. Alipay works with over 250 overseas financial institutions and payment solution providers to enable cross-border payments for Chinese travelling overseas and overseas customers who purchase products from Chinese e-commerce sites. Alipay currently supports 27 currencies.

Wirecard media contact:
Wirecard AG
Jana Tilz
Phone: +49(0)-89-4424-1363

MUNICH, June 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

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The Breitling Cinema Squad With

Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, Adam Driver

and Daniel Wu

Breitling is pleased to announce the gifted actors who are the members of the first Breitling squads. This imaginative idea involves creating three-person groups (the squads) whose members are all recognized masters in their respective professions. Rooted in the dynamic values of Breitling action, purpose, and pioneering spirit this concept focuses on the bond created between people brought together by a shared endeavour and common goal, and will be presented in Breitlings advertising campaigns. 

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The Breitling Cinema Squad includes Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, Adam Driver & Daviel Wu.

The Breitling Explorers Squad including Bertrand Piccard, David De Rothschild & Inge Solheim has been announced.

The Breitling Surfers Squad including Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore & Sally Fitzgibbons has also been announced.

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Follow the #breitlingsquad at #squadonamission

LONDON, March 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

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