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Pudsey Bear Style Makeover

Pudsey Bear has undergone a style makeover by some of London’s leading names in fashion.

The BBC Children in Need Charity has launched the Designer Pudsey Collection, which sees several of London’s most coveted designers create their own iconic Pudsey.

Bringing their own unique style and aesthetic to this lovely Bear, the Designer Pudsey Collection will raise money for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. Designers involved include: Katie Hillier, Jonathan Saunders, House of Holland, Giles, Mulberry and Erdem, amongst others.

The traditional yellow Pudsey now wears silver laser-cut leather by Giles Deacon and buttercup cheery florals by Erdem. Of working with Pudsey, Erdem said: “It is a cause I believe in and it was fun to work with Pudsey. He was very pleasant!”

The couture bears will be on display at Liberty London until November 19th. The bears will meanwhile be auctioned for the BBC Children in Need Charity online hereYou can start bidding on these one-of-a-kind bears there now.

Now a leader in the style stakes, Pudsey Bear is putting his best paw forward!

 

Photos from vogue.co.uk

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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