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2 Double + 6 Espresso Shots Of News…

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“Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2″ World Premiere  – The Fashion…

Emma Watson chose a spectacular Oscar de la Renta fairytale ball gown for the World Premiere of “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2″ in London last week.  The tulle gown with embroidered bodice and full skirt, from the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2011 collection, was a truly breathtaking fashion moment! Dramatic, romantic and whimsically beautiful… Emma Watson was simply enchanting!

For the after party, Watson changed into a darling embellished Elie Saab dress (one of my personal favourites from the Spring 2011 Couture collection)! (pictured right)

Clemence Poesy also bewitched in a white silk chiffon Nina Ricci dress from the Spring / Summer 2011 collection. Accentuated with black waistband, Poesy is the epitome of French polished chic.

Finally, Bonnie Wright chose a floor-length gown by Miu Miu. The peach long sleeved gown with a ruffed bodice was elegantly reserved. Love her statement Wright and Teague earrings!

The Beckhams’ Welcome Harper Seven Beckham…

David and Victoria Beckham welcomed their first daughter, Harper Seven Beckham, yesterday morning in Los Angeles.  Announcing her arrival on Facebook, David Beckham wrote: “I am so proud and excited to announce the birth of our daughter Harper Seven Beckham. She weighed a healthy 7lbs 10oz and arrived at 7.55 this morning, here in LA. Victoria is doing really well and her brothers are delighted to have a baby sister. xx”

Her middle name, Seven, references her father’s sporting history, having played in the number seven shirt for both Manchester United and England. While it was also revealed by a spokesperson, the couple liked the name Harper, because it was an “old English name” and also had connections with the baby’s country of birth – American novelist Harper Lee.

6 Espresso Shots Of News…

Rumours, Rumours… No John Galliano For Topshop!

The Fashion world was abuzz last week with the speculation of a John Galliano for Topshop Collaboration.  John Galliano has now asserted he will not be collaborating with Topshop in the near future. A spokesperson for Galliano has said:  “His only focus for the foreseeable future is concentrating on his rehab.  There is no truth in this rumour.”

Roland Mouret For
Robert Clergerie

Roland Mouret has bene announced as the new Creative Director of Robert Clergerie, the French footwear label. Mouret will be working with the label in an attempt to raise it’s profile. Of his new appointment, Mouret has said: “This is a chance for me to work with a master on the art and craft of shoe design and to be part of the special relationship that women have with their shoes.”

The Duchess of Cambridge Wears Jimmy Choo & Causes An Online Sell Out

The Duchess Of Cambridge, stepped out wearing the gorgeous Jimmy Choo Vamp Glitter Finish Sandals for the BAFTA event in Los Angeles over the weekend (pictured right). Since then the heels have sold out very quickly online! The power of a princess!

Anna Wintour Receives France’s Highest Award – The Legion d’ Honneur

Last week US Vogue Editor, Anna Wintour, was presented with the Legion d’ Honneur by French President, Nicolas Sarkozy at the Élysée Palace. Wintour joins other fashion visionaries – Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano and Ralph Lauren, who have all previously received the prestigious medal. Wintour wore Chanel to the occasion (pictured right).

Camilla Al Fayed has bought a controlling share in Issa – aka the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite label

Camilla Al Fayed (daughter of ex Harrods owner, Mohamed Al Fayed), purchased a 51% stake in the label, Issa. Her title will be chairwoman and she will oversee the commercial expansion of the brand.  If you recall, The Duchess Of Cambridge chose an Issa blue wrap dress for her engagement announcement to Prince William.  

Azzedine Alaia’s Catwalk Return

After eight years away from the catwalk collections, Azzedine Alaia returned during Couture week with a highly fashionable bang! Ultra feminine silhouttes, floor-length gowns, fur and flamenco ruffles made for a decedent affair… LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Hope everyone had a fashionable Monday! xx

 

photos from style.com / mirror.co.uk / net-a-porter.com / google images 

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Fashion Editorials

Embodying Old Hollywood Glamour…

Old Hollywood glamour is something I continually aspire to achieve. It’s that elegance, charisma and alluring iconic beauty that exudes unmistakable ‘jena se qua’ or something special you cannot quite place.

Elegance and glamour never goes out of style. Yet it is difficult to emulate. It is innate. What makes someone elegantly glamorous? Is it their clothes, style, behaviour? Maybe it is how they hold themselves and their self-belief? Icons of poise and sophistication – Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Jackie Kennedy, to name but a few – ticked all of those boxes. And their elegance is timeless – continuing to inspire and delight today.

The editorials below all celebrate that allure of Old Hollywood glamour and timeless beauty. From Crystal Renn’s decedent editorial for Vogue Spain; to the light-filled 50’s inspired beauty of Emma Stone’s shoot for Vanity Fair; then finally Rachael Taylor’s glamorous pics for Vogue Australia – all show striking beauty is truly timeless.

Crystal Renn wears opulent gowns from Gucci, L’Wren Scott, Prabal Gurung, Loewe and others.  Meanwhile, Emma Stone charms in striking red and white pieces from Chanel, Chloé and Oscar De la Renta, among others. While Rachael Taylor goes Gucci glam for Vogue Australia.

What does ‘Old Hollywood Glamour’ mean to you today? xx

 

photos from fashiongonerogue.com

Fashion

Fashion Spotlight

The Power Of Pink

Across the Resort 2012 collections, pink was brightening the runway and bringing with it a breath of fresh fashion air.

From Michael Kors to Richard Nicoll (pictured above), pink is the go to colour for fun, feminine, frivolity this coming season.

If you haven’t noticed, from the colours used on UptownTwirl.com, I am already a pink addict. And taking a closer look at the Resort 2012 collections has only reaffirmed my love of this invigorating, passionate colour.

Wear pinks across the colour palette from cotton candy to luscious watermelon. Whether you embrace precious pink from head to toe, a la Richard Nicoll style; work with a pretty tonal palette of pastel pinks, as seen at Bottega Veneta; or go bold in pink and black inspired by Michael Kors – a delightful shade of pink can be perfect for any occasion and on anybody.

Still not certain? You can always dip your toe into pink with separates. Pair pink separates with neutral shades – from white to grey or chocolate, for a classically chic look. The Chloé pink trousers worn with a crisp white shirt is simply too-die-for!  Do And don’t forget, pink heels or a gorgeous pink handbag will also make an dynamic impact…

Will you adopt a ‘think pink’ attitude for your wardrobe? xx

 

Photos from style.com

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