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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

Fashion

Fashion Trend

In Rouge

Catch Scarlet Fever…

Across the runways designers were feeling a little hot under the collar. Shades of scarlet, crimson, cardinal and vermilion brought an undeniable warmth of sexy, bright, sophistication to the upcoming Fall season.

The House of Valentino has long painted the town red, with the Couturier himself once saying: “Women usually prefer to wear black at events because it makes them feel safe, however, if there’s one woman wearing red, she will inevitably be the eye-catcher of the evening. It’s as though the room is suddenly illuminated — simply perfect for a grand entrance.”

The little red dress made for a dashing statement at Gucci, Lanvin, Jil Sander and Diane von Furstenberg, not to mention countless others. Meanwhile, at Michael Kors’ a luxe red fur added the finishing touch to a complete scarlet look. At Chanel a little red jacket also added a dash of colour to a monochromatic collection.

The colour of passion, red isn’t a look for the faint of heart. Sizzling sirens need only apply!

Must Have… The little red dress; sensational red trousers; or a statement red fur.

Minimal Chic… Want to dip your toes into this delightful trend? Try a slick of bold red lipstick; sultry red stilettos; or finish your look with a darling red clutch.

Favourite Catwalk Look… Rodarte Red! Love the Rodarte’s Wizard Of Oz inspired dresses which feature red sequins in divine silhouettes.

Will you sizzle in radiant red for Fall?

Photos from style.com / elle.com

Fashion

Fashion Trends

Show Your Spots

Dots On Spots On Dots…

From Stella McCartney, to Marc Jacobs, Azzaro and more, designers were seeing spots for Fall!

Romantic, Feminine and ever-so chic – the polka dot returned as the print of the season. From little black dresses to blouses, hats and tights – the iconic spots could be found in a variety of sizes and styles across the runways.

At Stella McCartney polka dots sat on delicate chiffon – overlapping and engaging each other in tiny galaxies of clusters. Meanwhile, Marc Jacobs’ unabashed affair with the polka dot saw models dotty from head to toe – in some looks quite literally. Polka dot berets, handbags and tights finished off his classical silhouettes with an exclamation point.

Effortlessly stylish and delightfully playful, the simple spot is usually associated with a humble vintage aesthetic – think ‘Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’. Yet this season’s spots seem unmistakably more fresh, sleek and refined. Iconic yet modern.

For dotty perfection… choose your spots on a sexy little black dress, a la Stella McCartney or Lanvin, for timeless, classic style.

Will you be falling in love with the Polka Dot? xx

Photos from style.com

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