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Tom Ford Stylist For Elle

For the March issue of Elle UK, Tom Ford is taking on the role of stylist. The first glance of Ford’s work… the cover which features Keira Knightley and was photographed by Terry Tsiolis (pictured above left)

Prada to float on the Hong Kong stock exchange

Prada’s family owned company is set to float on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In what is set to mean big changes for the luxury brand, Prada will become a public company after 98years. Prada is also made up of labels: Miu Miu, Church’s and Car Shoe. While this is the fourth time Prada has attempted such a move; depending on how many shares Miuccia Prada and her husband Patrizio Bertelli (company chief executive) chose to sell, they could boost their personal fortunes significantly…

Speaking of Prada…. The New ‘Minimal Baroque’ Sunglasses Campaign

Not just your ordinary campaign, models share the limelight with both dogs and eagles (pictured right).  Pushing the boundary between fashion and art; three artists – Ivo Bisignano, Marcela Gutiérrez and Andrea Tarella – have been commissioned to draw illustrations for the limited-edition ‘Minimal Baroque’ collection…

Sydney Opera House Barbie

To celebrate Australia Day last Wednesday, Mattel created the Sydney Opera House Barbie doll. Mattel enlisted the help of Australian Fashion Designer, Alex Perry, who created a miniature couture gown and accessories for the Barbie which was inspired by the iconic Australian Landmark. This is the fourth Barbie in the Landmark Series, which also includes; Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty…

Abbey Lee Kershaw for Portmans

Top Model Abbey Lee Kershaw is the new face of Australian retailer Portmans. Currently ranked No. 5 on, Kershaw is adored by Karl Lagerfeld, and has also appeared in campaigns for Chanel, Fendi, Gucci and D&G. Kershaw’s Portmans campaign was shot in Sydney and one of the resulting images is pictured right. Portmans has previously cast other Australian models – Miranda Kerr, Jessica Hart and Elyse Taylor – before they went on to become international sensations…

Chic This Week… Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger had a super stylish week attending the Couture fashion shows. Kruger wore a Chanel Spring Couture dress (pictured below left) just 48 hours after it appeared on the catwalk! As one of Chanel’s ambassadors, Kruger wore the exquisite powder-pink, structured dress adorned with diamanté buttons, to a charity dinner in Paris. Kruger also looked amazing this week in Gucci (below centre) and another Chanel look (below right)…

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Fashion Campaigns

The Spring / Summer 2011 Campaigns…

Colour; High Glamour; Effortless Sophistication… Fashion Advertising At Its Best

Major Fashion Houses Release their S/S11 Ad Campaigns…

If you want to lounge by the pool with Gucci and ooze pure siren appeal or/ channel Betty Paige a la Dior style; the Spring / Summer 2011 campaigns will carry you away on a high fashion fantasy.

Featuring IT models of the moment, from Karolina Kurkova to Karlie Kloss and Anja Rubik, the campaigns have been captured by some of the most renowned fashion photographers working today – Steven Meisel for Dior and Mert & Marcus who lensed the campaigns for Miu Miu, Givenchy and Gucci.

I especially love Fendi’s S/S11 collection and the photo campaign featured above. Anja Rubik returns for a third consecutive season as the face of Fendi. Shot by Karl Lagerfeld, Rubik is ultra chic and just stunning for the luxury brand. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE FENDI S/S11!

Which campaigns do you love or loathe for the coming Spring / Summer season? xx


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My 2011 Fashion Inspiration

The Louis Vuitton Cruise 2011 Collection

Fashion Inspiration For The New Year…

The 2011 Cruise collection from Louis Vuitton has had me dreaming of a summer road trip across America. Photographed by Mark Segal, Anne Vyalitsyna stars in the campaign full of divine clothes, amazing accessories and picturesque locations.

With a carefree 60’s feel, the collection consists of; gorgeous shift and A-line dresses, high-waisted trousers and to-die-for jackets, take the spotlight. Modern sophistication, feminine silhouettes and subtle patterns create super chic lady-like looks. The fresh colour palette and accessories (from chunky statement jewellery to big white sunglasses) are perfectly styled for this fun yet undeniably chic road trip.     

This Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection is my fashion inspiration for 2011. The effortless glamour, elegance and lady-like seduction make it perfect for my fashion aesthetic! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!  

Will you be redefining your style for 2011? xx

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the festive season. The usual Uptown Twirl Daily Espresso Shots of News will resume from tomorrow… xx


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