Consider us tickled: In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), Canon spokesperson Maria Sharapova announced that the company would donate $150,000 to the American Cancer Society. They’re also releasing a special “pink bundle” — a PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH, a photo printer, a ribbon charm and a mammogram reminder magnet — available for $279.99 here.
Bottle it up: Fans of Rafael Nadal will be happy to know that he’s signed a deal with Inter Parfums to develop a fragrance line called Lanvin L’Homme Sport. He’s already wearing Lanvin anyway, so he might as well get paid for doing so. (tennis.com via DTL)
He’s top ramen: According to Tennis Week, Kei Nishikori has signed an endorsement deal with Cup noodles — the instant meal that got TSF through much of its childhood. (TW)
(image via Canon)
The dedicated-but-ailing Maria Sharapova appeared at the South Street Seaport on the eve of the U.S. Open to launch a new camera, the PowerShot SD1100 IS, for Canon. In conjunction with this latest model they are giving away five bedazzled one-offs, each encrusted with 88 white diamonds for a total of 2.2 carats per camera. (Enter the sweepstakes.)
Masha wore a crazy “I’m-a-little-teapot” design by Lanvin and was flanked by look-alikes dressed in black and white versions of what would have been the Russian’s Nike outfit — had she not pulled out of the tournament due to injury.
A temporary 50-foot white dome built specifically for the event (event logistics deets here) also housed a Wii loaded with Top Spin 3, a photo station, and a flatscreen that premiered Maria’s latest TV ad for Canon which, of course, starred her beloved Dolce (view).
We had a chance to chat with Masha about the Beijing Olympics and Fashion Week:
On the Olympics: “I was really excited to see Nastia Liukin win because she and I share the same history. She was born in Russia and also came to the U.S. at such a young age.”
On her Fed Cup teammates sweeping the tennis medals: “It’s pretty crazy that three of the four [Russians who were] in the draw were on the podium. It’s so wonderful. I haven’t had a chance to talk to them, but I’m very happy.”
On which shows she’s eyeing for Fashion Week: “I’d love to go to Vera Wang. She’s a good friend of mine. and Peter Som as well.”
On following men’s fashion: “I have a hard time women’s trends as it is. It changes every single week. It’ll take me a while to get that point.”
Domed if you don’t: Speaking of, you should check out the Buckminster Fuller exhibit at The Whitney if you can. It’s on view through September 21.
(tent image via BizBash)
Maria Sharapova attended the premiere for 10,000 B.C. at the Chinese. It still cracks me up that all these photos of dolled-up celebs have the neon lights of Baja Fresh and Coffee Bean in the background. Only in Los Angeles, I guess. (In case you’re curious, the movie is about a prehistoric mammoth hunter trying to secure the future of his tribe. It stars Masha’s gal pal Camilla Bell.)
Thumbs up: Masha walked down the red carpet in a layered Lanvin dress, gold hoop earrings, and two-tone pumps. She looks good considering how much she’s traveled in the last two months. WTB calculated that the jetsetting Russian has flown 48,237 miles in the last two months. Le sigh, we bloggers have too much time on our hands.
(photos by Getty Images)