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The September Issues:
Mario Testino’s Cover Trio

The September Issue is the most anticipated magazine issue of the year. Renowned fashion photographer, Mario Testino has landed three International Vogue covers– US, UK and Paris. Testino shot Kate Moss for the cover of US Vogue; Freja Beha Erichsen for British Vogue; and finally, Charlotte Casiraghi for Vogue Paris (pictured above & right).

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Meet Missoni’s 90 Year Old Campaign Star

Missoni’s Fall 2011 campaign, ‘A Wonderful Life’, features the brand’s founder Ottavio “Tai” Missoni. Having recently turned 90, Mr. Missoni posed with models Kaitlin Aas, Valerija Kelava, Kinga and Kristina Salinovic, for Juergen Teller who shot the campaign.

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High Fashion Planking

Fashion Photographer David Toro has captured models planking in a series of photos entitled ‘Plank Girl’. The models are planking in looks by Alexander Wang, Missoni, Marios Schwab, Dolce & Gabbana and Givenchy, amongst others (a selection of photos are placed right).

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Amy Winehouse’s Collection For Fred Perry Released

Amy Winehouse’s previously unreleased fashion collection for British high-street chain Fred Perry is now available to purchase. Attention turned to the 21-piece collection, following Winehouse’s death last month as to whether or not it would be released (pictured below).

“After much consideration and with the blessing of Amy’s family, we have decided to release the A/W 11-12 Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry collection. Amy was passionate and dedicated to the collaboration and her signature style is clearly stamped across each piece. In such circumstances, the usual royalties and fees from the collection will be donated to the soon-to-be-established Amy Winehouse Foundation.”

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Happy Monday! xx

Photos from fashion.telegraph.co.uk / grazia.com.au

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

Amy Winehouse

Saturday’s news of Amy Winehouse‘s untimely death deeply saddened me. While I did not know her personally, it is a great tragedy that a brilliantly gifted young woman, whose extraordinary talent brought something distinctly new and inspiringly unique to the world, lost her life in her prime. Despite her personal struggles with alcohol and drugs, at just 27, Amy Winehouse is gone but will not be forgotten.

While few would be unaware of her extraordinary voice and impact on music in the last decade, some may be slightly more surprised of her distinct presence in fashion.

Amy Winehouse had a unique style entirely her own. With her thick slick of black of eyeliner; voluptuous towering beehive; and instantly recognisable aesthetic – she gave an unmistakable nod to 60’s cool. Her trademark vintage-inspired style captured the fashion world’s attention. In 2007, Karl Lagerfeld said: “She’s a style icon. She’s not only a muse; she’s a genius. She’s one of the greatest voices today”. Lagerfeld also referred to her as a ‘dark Brigitte Bardot’. The Chanel Pre-Fall 2008 collection was inspired by her characteristically British fashion quirk. Models with messy, upswept hair and winged eyeliner took to the catwalk and immediately brought no one but Amy to mind.

Amy Winehouse was a shining star; a wonderfully kind heart; extraordinary voice and a talent that transcended culture. RIP Amy xx

 

The Chanel collection inspired by Amy Winehouse…

Photos from style.com, harpersbazaar.com & google images