Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal Making Store Appearances

The tennis stars will be out in full force tonight.
Maria Sharapova is making a personal appearance this evening at Bloomingdale’s, where she’ll sign autographs and pose for pictures from 6 to 7 p.m. The tennis star is promoting her new pop-up shop at Bloomingdale’s featuring candy, treats and other confections. The shop, called Sugarpova, will be up through Sept. 14.
Meantime, across town, Rafael Nadal will be doing a question-and-answer at Macy’s Herald Square tonight at 5:30 p.m., with Tommy Hilfiger to promote Hilfiger’s new fragrance line, TH Bold.

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Rafael Nadal: Hilfiger’s New Underwear Model

Rafael Nadal is ready to bask in the fashion spotlight — in his underwear.
The world’s eighth-ranked tennis player is about to make his first appearance as brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger underwear and tailored clothing, and a new men’s fragrance, TH Bold. The 29-year-old Nadal signed a two-year agreement with the brand, beginning this fall.
The tennis star will appear at this afternoon at an exclusive celebrity tennis tournament at Bryant Park in New York, hosted by Hilfiger and attended by such people as Jane Lynch, Lake Bell, Martha Stewart, Chanel Iman, Hannah Davis and Noah Mills. It is open to the public at 12:30 p.m., with V.I.P. seating. That evening, he will also participate with Hilfiger in an appearance and question-and-answer segment, moderated by Lloyd Boston, in Macy’s fragrance department.
Hilfiger told WWD that the brand this fall is relaunching its underwear business — which it has had for 20 years — with new, more technical product, including a four-way stretch microfiber with a sleek waistband. “Because we’re so global now, Rafael Nadal resonates globally in most countries in the world. He also looks amazing in the underwear and the clothes,” Hilfiger said.
“He’s not doctored up, that’s the real guy,” said

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Desert Tribesmen, Jellyfish and Rafael Nadal: The Week In Photos, Nov. 24 – 30

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world, captured in the thick of things. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos offer peeks into various events around the world this week.

1. In Brazil, youngsters play football at an artificial beach in Ponta Negra’s new upperclass neighborhood on November 23, 2013.

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Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

2. In Kuwait, Jellyfish swim in an aquarium at the Scientific Center in Kuwait City on November 24, 2013.

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Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images

3. In Italy, shoes are painted red to symbolize victims of violence as part of the International Day to End Violence Against Women in Rome, on November 25, 2013.

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Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

4. In Argentina, Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal sprays champagne after defeating Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic during an exhibition tennis match in Buenos Aires on November 24, 2013.

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Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images

5. In the United Arab Emirates, tribesmen lead their camels through the sand dunes of the Liwa desert, 220 kilometers west of Abu Dhabi, on November 23, 2013.

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Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

6. In the Philippines, typhoon survivors queue up for relief goods in Palo, Leyte province on November 26, 2013.

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Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

7. In Egypt, an activist shouts slogans protesting against the new law regulating street protests and Egypt’s ongoing practice of trying civilians in military courts at Talaat Harb Square on November 26, 2013.

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Mosaab Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

8. In Pakistan, madrasa students play cricket following the afternoon prayer on November 24, 2013 in Islamabad.

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Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

9. In Honduras, university student supporter of Honduran presidential candidate for the leftist Libertad y Refundacion (LIBRE), Xiomara Castro, confront the police as they protest in Tegucigalpa on November 26, 2013.

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10. In England, a family walks on an illuminated path on November 27, 2013 at the first after dark Christmas festival, held at The Royal Botanic Gardens.

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