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Sofia Coppola

“She is young and sweet and beautiful. The epitome of this girl I fantasize of.” –
Marc Jacobs

Long time friend and muse of Marc Jacobs, Sofia Coppola has become known for her signature understated yet effortlessly chic style. 

A regular on Best-Dressed Lists around the world, she has a nonchalant approach to dressing and her elegant wardrobe is a testament to her luxurious take on minimalism.

Having lived in France for a number of years, Coppola has become the quintessential ‘American in Paris’. Often choosing a crisp button down shirt and tailored trousers – a perfect example of the Director’s preference for a minimal look with a slightly unexpected twist – Coppola is equally at home in delightfully feminine pieces. She also favours sweet baby-doll dresses and ballerina flats which perfectly compliment her gamine-like frame.

Coppola’s ‘less is more’ approach also extends to her styling. With loose naturally glowing hair and a soft make-up palette; her confidence and effortless style is ever radiant.

Did you know… Sofia Coppola directed the Miss Dior Chérie fragrance campaigns for Christian Dior starring Maryna Linchuk and then Natalie Portman; as well as the Marni collection campaign for H&M?

Do you covet Sofia Coppola’s style?
Who is a modern day style icon that you admire? xx

 

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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.

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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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Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger Exudes Old-Hollywood Glamour

Evoking timeless elegance; Kruger’s classic style is perfectly refined – from exquisite red carpet beauty to weekend chic.

Sighting Karl Lagerfeld as a ‘stepfather’ figure – Diane Kruger is the epitome of chic. The German born beauty has previously modelled as the face of Chanel; been a global spokesmodel for L’Oréal; and appeared across countless best dressed lists.

While she does have a soft spot for Chanel couture; Kruger isn’t afraid to take risks on the red carpet. Whether embracing a vibrant colour or choosing classic black and white, Kruger’s beauty radiates from within. Often acting as her own stylist, hair and make-up artist for red carpet events, Kruger is fluent in the language of effortless style.

“I truly, genuinely like clothes. Making them is an art form, and wearing them is a form of self-expression. I find it very emotional because I can remember moments in my life—my mood, how I felt—through these clothes.” – Diane Kruger

Do you covet Diane Kruger’s style? xx

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