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5 Fabulous Fashion Shots

Bold Colour On The Red Carpet

The black, grey and dark shades for Winter are nowhere to be seen this Fall, with bold intoxicating colour taking the centre stage. In the past week alone, these four beautiful belles have stepped out in ravishing gowns and in extraordinary tones.

Cindy Crawford in Roberto Cavalli  / Marisa Tomei wore Marios Schwab (fall 2011)  / Sarah Jessica Parker chose Giambattista Valli (fall 2011 couture) / Beyoncé in Lanvin

Je t’aime Colour!

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Lanvin’s Valley of the Dolls

French Luxury House, Lanvin, has created a limited edition collection of fabric dolls to raise money for women with HIV in Africa.

The dolls are made in the spirit of Jeanne Lanvin, Lanvin Founder, who would make clothes for children and their dolls. Four limited edition fabric dolls each dressed in its own Lanvin Petite outfit, have been hand stitched and embroidered by women in Swaziland who are diagnosed as HIV positive. The dolls will go on sale in November to coincide with the launch of Lanvin’s first luxury childrenswear range – with each miniature gown a scaled down version from the main collection.

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Valentino The Musical?

Valentino Garavani, the extraordinary Italian Couturier, has announced: “We’re looking at the possibility of taking my story to Broadway, as a musical.”

At 79, Valentino has had a life worth singing and dancing about. Valentino’s life was previously documented during the 2008 documentary, Valentino: The Last Emperor. After originally feeling sceptical about his perception, Valentino said of the experience:  “[At the end of the screening] the applause never stopped and I realised that people liked me as I am. The film was even more successful [at the] Toronto [film festival].”

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Chanel World In Harrods

20,000 square feet of Chanel magic has opened in the legendary department store, Harrods, for the next three weeks.  

A series of mini boutiques within the department store have been packed with exquisite Chanel fashions, accessories, jewellery and a new limited-edition Knightsbridge make-up collection. Chanel’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection has also taken over all of the windows on the Brompton Road facade.

A one-off exhibition, entitled Une Promenade, will showcase the extraordinary work that goes into making one of the iconic 2.55 quilted handbags; a display of haute couture gowns in a replica of Coco’s apartment; and an ode to the legendary Chanel No 5 perfume bottle. Located on the third floor, behind a curtain of pearl beads, shoppers will also discover an enchanted garden (a la the setting for Chanel’s spring/summer fashion show).

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British Fashion Awards Nominees Announced

British Fashion Awards, celebrating the crème de la crème of the style world, will take place in London on November 28th.

The Nominees for these prestigious awards have been announced and some of the hopefuls, include; Sarah Burton, Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, Erdem and Mary Katrantzou. Of the Nominees, British Fashion Council Chair, Harold Tillman has said: “This year’s nominees demonstrate the breadth and creativity London has to offer. The fashion brands and designers that are based here set the trends across the globe.”

And the Nominees are…

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Christopher Kane, Erdem and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: Pheobe Philo for Céline
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MODEL OF THE YEAR
Georgia Jagger, Kristen McMenamy, Stella Tennant

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: Lara Stone
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DESIGNER BRAND OF THE YEAR
Burberry, Stella McCartney, Tom Ford and Victoria Beckham

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: Mulberry
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ISABELLA BLOW AWARD FOR FASHION CREATOR
Guido Palau, Katie Grand and Sam Gainsbury

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: Nicola Formichetti
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MENSWEAR DESIGNER
Kim Jones, Margaret Howell and Oliver Spencer

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: E.Tautz
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ACCESSORY DESIGNER
Charlotte Olympia, Emma Hill for Mulberry and Katie Hillier

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: Nicholas Kirkwood
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EMERGING TALENT AWARD – READY TO WEAR
J.W. Anderson, Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pilotto

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: Meadham Kirchhoff
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EMERGING TALENT AWARD – ACCESSORIES
Jordan Askill, Nasir Mazhar, Tabitha Simmons

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: Husam El Odeh
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EMERGING TALENT AWARD – MENSWEAR
Christopher Raeburn, James Long and J.W. Anderson

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Happy Tuesday! xx

 

Photos from instyle.co.uk / vogue.co.uk / grazia.com.au / google images

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Tuesday Fashion Shot

Emma Watson’s First US Vogue Cover

Emma Watson has landed her first US Vogue cover at just 21 years of age!

The glamorous beauty covers the July 2011 issue of American Vogue, ahead of the release of the final Harry Potter film. Looking immaculately polished with her flawless skin and striking, delicate features; Watson wears a divine gown from the Prada Fall 2011/12 collection. Photographed by Mario Testino, within this issue Watson also wears looks by Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana.

Watson is a fan of young British Designers – often choosing to wear labels such as Erdem and Hakaan, among others – and said in her interview with Vogue US: “I thought: “If people are going to write about what I’m wearing, then I would wear young British designers who need the publicity.”

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Angelina Jolie By Annie Leibovitz for Louis Vuitton

Renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz has photographed Angelina Jolie for the Louis Vuitton Core Values campaign.

The Louis Vuitton Core Values campaigns celebrate Vuitton’s timeless classics pieces, in real situations on real people. Reclining on a wooden boat in Cambodia, Angelina Jolie looks serenely beautiful with her own six-year-old monogrammed ‘Alto’ carryall bag.

Of the campaign, Louis Vuitton’s executive vice president, Pietro Beccari, has said: “People are not used to seeing Angelina in this situation. I like the fact that it’s a real moment. This travel message we give through personal journeys is a fundamental one for the brand.”

Previous people to feature in this campaign, include; Bono and his wife Ali Hewson in Africa; Sofia Coppola and her father Francis Ford Coppola in the Buenos Aires countryside; Keith Richards in a hotel suite; and Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union and Nobel Peace Prize winner in the back of a limo passing remains of the Berlin Wall.

Jolie will donate a significant portion of her fee to a charity, which will most likely be the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation in aid of community development and conservation in Cambodia.

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Tobey Maguire For Prada Menswear

Tobey Maguire has been announced as the new face of Prada’s Menswear Autumn / Winter 2011-12 campaign (pictured right).

Of his new role Maguire has said: “A great supporter of the Arts, Miuccia Prada has inspired a culture of creativity that is woven through every aspect of her company, from her collections, her campaigns, to every design detail in her stores. I have such admiration for her artistry and I’m thrilled to be a part of Prada’s fall campaign.”

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Top 3 Covers For July 2011

Besides Emma Watson’s divine cover for Vogue US; my other top 3 covers for July 2011 are:

–  Cate Blanchett covers In Style Australia, in Gucci
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Claudia Schiffer covers Harper’s Bazaar UK, in Prada
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Beyoncé covers Dazed & Confused

Happy Tuesday! xx

 

Photos from fashion.telegraph.co.uk / fashiongonerogue.com / vogue.co.uk