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Catherine Middleton Wore Reiss To Meet Mrs. Obama

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a dress by Reiss when she met with the President of the United States and Michelle Obama at Buckingham Palace. Looking her usual glowing beautiful self, Catherine chose a Reiss ‘Shola’ dress for the monumental occasion. The camel bandage dress is still available to purchase at £175 from Reiss stores and online. As soon as photos of Catherine emerged wearing the High Street label the Reiss website crashed, inundated with an excess of traffic.

The Duchess Of Cambridge is a fan of the High Street label, also choosing a Reiss white shift dress previously for her official engagement portraits, taken by Mario Testino.

Giles Deacon For Nine West

Giles Deacon has presented his new accessories collaboration with Nine West. The capsule collection consists of five pieces – two handbags and three footwear styles (ankle boot, pointed ballerina flats and peep-toe wedges). The Giles for Nine West collection will be available from September. Of the collaboration, Deacon has said: “I was catering to the Nine West customer, so these pieces are for wearing from breakfast until bedtime. The collection is still inherently Giles – there’s still that London edge. It’s not about the super-expensive though, not everyone can or wants to spend £900 on a pair of shoes. There’s all day appeal about these pieces.”

Christopher Kane’s Taxi Makeover

Christopher Kane has taken a fleet of London Black Cabs and given them a makeover. The designs were inspired by his Resort 2011 galactic galaxy print and also feature the union jack. Of the transformation, Kane has said: “The black cab is such an iconic part of London’s landscape. I am honoured to have the opportunity to put my own distinctive stamp on it. Looking forward to seeing one on the street and hailing it down”. Sponsored by Vodafone, during their journey customers will be able to charge their mobile phones and also pay for their fare by text.

YSL Responds To Louboutin’s ‘Red’ Claims

In April, Uptown Twirl reported that Christian Louboutin had filed a lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent for a pair of ‘virtually identical’ red pumps with red soles (picture right). Louboutin is seeking damages of $1 million from YSL for copyright infringement. The court papers filed by Yves Saint Laurent in response to these accusations, state:

“Red outsoles are a commonly used ornamental design feature in footwear, dating as far back as the red shoes worn by King Louis XIV in the 1600s and the ruby red shoes that carried Dorothy home in The Wizard of Oz. As an industry leader who has devoted his entire professional life to women’s footwear, Mr Louboutin either knew or should have known about some or all of the dozens of footwear models that rendered his sworn statement false.” Well said Yves Saint Laurent!

Chloë Sevigny’s First Catwalk Show

Chloë Sevigny is preparing for her first catwalk show for her collaboration with Opening Ceremony. Chloë Sevigny x Opening Ceremony 2011 Resort collection will be presented in New York in June. This is also a first for Opening Ceremony, whose collections have never before been shown on the catwalk.

Happy Wednesday! xx


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A British Espresso Shot Of News…

The winner of the British Fashion Council / Vogue Designer Fashion Fund has been announced… and Christopher Kane has taken the award!

Taking the prize of £200,000 as well as business mentoring from some of the fashion industry’s leaders– Kane beat other highly talented designers in the shortlist. Also up for the award: Richard Nicoll, Peter Pilotto, Jonathan Saunders, Osman Yousefzada, Patrick Grant, Nicholas Kirkwood and Charlotte Olympia.

Editor of Vogue UK, Alexandra Shulman has said of Kane’s win: “I am delighted that Christopher has won the second BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Award. The shortlist was very strong and we were impressed by the level of talent which was inspiring”.

The Scottish designer graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2006. As well as creating for his own label, Kane designs the ‘Versus’ collection with Donatella Versace. Kane’s strong collections are dynamic, charismatic and always exquisitely beautiful…

Are you a fan of Christopher Kane?
Are you loving or loathing his Spring / Summer 11 collection? xx

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Wish Upon A Fashion Star

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star…

A Fashion Trend That Will Sparkle Across The Universe

Like falling stars, cosmic prints are shooting into the fashion spotlight. From Miu Miu to Christopher Kane, designers looked skywards to be inspired by a kaleidoscope of colours and incredible prints.

Christopher Kane Resort 2011

Depicting the most spectacular scenes you would ever expect to see from your telescope, Christopher Kane’s Resort 2011 collection is quite literally out of this world. Explaining that he liked “the idea of explosive outwards expansion”, Kane created extraordinary prints which were transferred onto Silk Cashmere Knitwear. His varied silhouettes – from baby doll dresses to voluptuous trousers – created a collection that is light and feminine yet dark and intense. The collection is quite simply exquisite.

Miu Miu Spring / Summer 2011

Looking to a different type of ‘star’ for inspiration, Miuccia Prada for Miu Miu explored the idea of celebrity. Of the collection, Prada says: “I was thinking about everybody’s obsession with being famous”. Models walked to the American Idol opening music and along an elevated wooden red dance floor. Big stars and neon-bright colours combined to make a style statement. The long-sleeved silk satin dresses (like the yellow one pictured right) hung beautifully around the body with box pleats and a thin waisted belt. The collection is elegant yet edgy. Bright yet dark. Miu Miu nailed it.

Stars On The Catwalk…

Will you be looking to the stars for some style inspiration? xx

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