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The Mass Exit From Halston
Halston President and Chief Creative Officer, Sarah Jessica Parker; Investor, Harvey Weinstein; Jimmy Choo Founder, Tamara Mellon; and Designer, Marios Schwab; have all left Halston.
The company is now owned entirely by Hilco Consumer Capital. Halston will not produce a collection for spring/summer 2012; with the label reportedly planning to concentrate on the Halston Heritage line (previously overseen by Sarah Jessica Parker). The Autumn/Winter 2011-12 collection, which has already been bought by department stores, may not be delivered. Watch this space…
Pictured above is the Halston Spring / Summer 2011 collection; while below is Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Halston on several occasions.
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‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Doubles In Sales Thanks to Miss Harper Beckham
Sales of one of my person favourites, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, has doubled since the arrival of David and Victoria Beckham’s baby girl – Harper Seven Beckham. The classic novel, first published in 1960, is now sitting at number 38 in the bestsellers list.
David Beckham (pictured right) has said of his daughter’s name: “One reason is Harper’s an old English name which we loved – and one of the other reasons was Victoria’s favourite book is To Kill A Mockingbird and the author was Harper Lee. It’s a very strong, passionate book. That’s where Harper came from.”
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Hilary Alexander Working On Her Autobiography
Hilary Alexander has revealed she is working on her highly anticipated autobiography. Set to be released next Summer, her autobiography will chronicle her career and incredible achievements in fashion.
“I’ve always wanted to write an autobiography because I’ve lived such an incredible life, quite a strange life. I mean, I was born in New Zealand and somehow managed to become fashion director of the Telegraph!”
Alexander (pictured right with Anna Wintour) will also be honoured at this year’s British Fashion Awards for her outstanding contribution to the fashion industry.
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Gwen Stefani For Target…
Target has announced another designer collaboration (in addition to Missoni coming this September) with Gwen Stefani’s ‘Harajuku Mini’.
Gwen Stefani is designing an exclusive line of affordable clothing for babies, kids and tween girls. Of the collaboration, Stefani has said: “I’ve always wanted to do a cool children’s fashion line inspired by the super cute and playful kids’ clothing you find in Japan”.
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Cover Love – Claudia Schiffer for Vogue Germany
Love this seductively, angelic cover of Claudia Schiffer for Vogue Germany August 2011 edition (pictured right). Schiffer has had some striking covers lately and this is no exception! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
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Happy Tuesday! xx
Photos from style.com / fashiongonerogue.com / google images
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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
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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5 Delightful Sunday Espresso Shots of News…
Bids Reach £80,000 for Princess Beatrice’s Royal Wedding Hat
Just three weeks ago it was referred to as ‘fashion roadkill’, yet now Princess Beatrice’s Philip Treacy headpiece has reached £80,000. Attracting over a 100 bidders online, the profits will go straight to the Little Bee Initiative, a charity founded by Princess Beatrice to raise money for Children in Crisis and Unicef. Initially attracting much ridicule, with the “Princess Beatrice’s ridiculous royal wedding hat” Facebook page having more than 142,000 likes; Treacy remained defiant, stating “The hat is a symbol of positivity. I hope people all over the world will be generous and the hat will benefit many.” Bidding is set to close today, so a flurry of last minute bids is to be expected… watch this space.
Lady Gaga’s Fashion Also Up For Sale In New Charity Auction
Lady Gaga is selling some of her most iconic looks in aid of the Robin Hood Foundation. The three day event in conjunction with Gaga’s stylist Nicola Formichetti and the charity, will take place in New York but is also open to everyone online via the Gilt Groupe website. One of the most sought after items is the white full length gown, worn by Gaga at Paris Fashion Week in March. As well as clothing, concert tickets and Gaga-inspired charms up for up for auction…
David Beckham’s Underwear Line
David Beckham has announced he will be launching his own bodywear line for men. Beckham has said, “I’ve had the idea of doing a bodywear collection for some time now. The push to do something of my own really came as a result of my collaboration with Armani.”. He will also be launching a new scent entitled ‘Homme by David Beckham’ later this year. The advertisements will include a specially designed logo created by Stella McCartney’s husband Alasdhair Willis (pictured right). Victoria Beckham tweeted a pic of the branding along with the words: “David announced today he is launching his own bodywear range!!! x” last week. And before you ask… of course he will be face of both his bodywear and fragrance products!
Actress and Dior muse, Marion Cotillard has given birth to her first child, a baby boy named Marcel. In celebration, here are some of my favourite Marion Cotillard’s style looks…
The World’s First Fashion Hotel In Dubai
The five-star hotel to be owned and operated by the Al Habtoor Group and will comprise of 30-storeys. The most impressive part… the exterior will display a projection using the world’s largest 100 metre LED screen! Even better than this… it will broadcast the latest Fashion TV highlights, around the clock! Guests will also have access to 30 Fashion TV channels, as well as the biggest Fashion DVD library in the world – offering 50,000 DVDs on the history of fashion! Check me in now…
Happy Sunday! xx
Photos from independent.co.uk / grazia.com.au / google images
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