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Autumn / Winter 2011 Campaigns; 2 Shots Of Espresso News; + Some Weekend Beauty Inspiration…

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The Fall Campaigns So Far

The Autumn / Winter 2011 Campaigns are beginning to be released and I have featured some of my favourites so far below. From Freja Beha dressed as a cat for Chanel; to the fresh faced Elle Fanning for Marc Jacobs and Hailee Steinfeld for Miu Miu – it looks set to be a memorable season.

For Chanel, Freja Beha is once again used; however, with completely different results. Beha is firstly pictured as a cat perched in a slightly scruffy photo booth; followed by another shot in the same location, but this time with French written across her forehead. The rough translation is Coco Chanel’s iconic quote “A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion.”  Little has been revealed about the campaign so far, yet rumours are suggesting it was styled by Carine Roitfeld (previously the Editor of French Vogue) and of course shot by Karl Lagerfeld.

Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld both look seriously chic for Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu respectively.

Bottega Veneta’s Fragrance For Women

The Italian luxury fashion House, Bottega Veneta, best known for its signature leather goods, is launching its first fragrance for women.

Described as a “leather, floral chypre” scent; the fragrance consists of: oak moss, Italian bergamot, Indian jasmine sambac, Brazilian pink peppercorns and Indian patchouli. The scent represents the “invisible, private luxury” associated with the House. The elegantly simple bottle is made of Murano glass, (for limited edition) and is decorated with a sweet leather bow. Nine d’Urso, the daughter of French fashion icon Inès de la Fressange, is the face of the campaign.

New ‘IT’ Bag Alert

Mulberry is already home to IT bags the ‘Alexa’ and ‘Bayswater’ and it now looks set for the ‘Polly Push Lock’ to join this beautiful group. Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge was pictured carrying a Mulberry Polly Push Lock handbag while departing for America.

The compact carryall shoulder bag, in textured leather, exudes a luxe vintage aesthetic. Available to purchase through Net-A-Porter for £616.67, I predict this bag is going to be huge (especially now it has a Princess’ seal of approval)!  

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Beauty Editorial Inspiration

Entitled ‘Forbidden Kisses’, Lily Donaldson features in a gorgeous beauty editorial for Vogue Japan’s August 2011 edition.

The prettiest tones of pink (used from the eyes to the lips and cheeks) create an ultra feminine, playfulness. The softness of the looks play upon Donaldson’s delicate beauty for innocently, seductive results… LOVE THESE LOOKS!

 Have a fabulously fashionable weekend! xx

 

Photos from google images / fashiongonerogue.com

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Your Fabulous Fashion Scoop

4 Espresso Shots Of Fashion News & My Top 5 ‘Chic Last Week’…

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Jimmy Choo Sold for £525.5 million

Labelux, a luxury goods group which also owns Bally, has brought Jimmy Choo for what is thought to be £525.5 million. While figures are yet to be confirmed, the future now looks even brighter for the luxury shoe label. Labelux has announced it has plans to expand Jimmy Choo into Asia.

Of the Business deal, Tamara Mellon, Jimmy Choo President and Co-Founder , has said; “I am immensely proud of all we have achieved over the last 15 years and delighted we are to be part of Labelux, a partner [that] I know shares our values and passion and [that] seeks ambitious growth in the luxury industry. This is wonderful news for the women who are, or who aspire to become, part of the Jimmy Choo lifestyle.”

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Balmain To Launch
New Line

Balmain will be launching a new line targeting a younger customer. Entitled ‘Pierre Balmain’, after the label’s founder, it will be created by a new design team but overseen by the new Creative Director, Olivier Rousteing. Pierre Balmain will feature both men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and will be unveiled in September for spring/summer 2012 season.

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Gucci Launches New Documentary Film Award

Gucci announced it will be launching a new documentary film award entitled – ‘Spotlighting Women’s Documentary Award’. The award, with a prize of $50,000 for the winner, is for film-makers highlighting women’s issues. Francois Henri Pinault, PPR chairman, has said of the award, “This award dedicated to stories about women is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of women’s issues such as violence, rights and empowerment to a larger audience.”

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The Six New Faces Of Louis Vuitton

Out with the ‘old’ and in with the ‘new’… and in this case, the very new.  Zuzanna Bijoch, Daphne Groeneveld, Gertrud Hegelund, Nyasha Matonhodze, Anaïs Pouliot and Fei Fei Sun, were announced as the new faces of Louis Vuitton. For the past two seasons, Louis Vuitton has championed more ‘experienced’ models… the Spring / Summer campaign featured – Kristen McMenamy, 46, Raquel Zimmermann, 28, and Freja Beha Erichsen, 23. Then Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell took to the catwalk Fall. And if you recall… this was the collection that attracted criticism when Moss smoked a cigarette back in February.

Changing it up, in this campaign the average age of the ladies is 18. The fresh faced models were shot by renowned fashion photographer, Steven Meisel, for the luxury French fashion label’s Autumn/Winter 2011 campaign. Of the campaign, Marc Jacobs said, “Steven Meisel and I met and decided we would do this wonderful story of beautiful vintage cars, little dogs and fresh-faced young women. It’s a very classic scenario, and of course it suggests travel, but I think we gave it a fresh, modern and sometimes a little bit naughty, tongue-in-cheek spin.”

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Top 5 – Chic Last Week

Stepping Out Looking Ultra Chic Last Week:


1>>  Kirsten Dunst wearing Chloe at a Photo Call in Cannes.
2>>  Rachel McAdams in Louis Vuitton at the New York premiere of Midnight in Paris.
3>>  Olivia Palermo also attended the Midnight in Paris premiere in a chic tuxedo look.
4>>  Cheryl Cole in a Giambattista Valli.
5>>  Penelope Cruz wore Armani in Munich at the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Who was your best dressed lovely? xx

 

Photos from vogue.co.uk / fashion.telegraph.co.uk / style.com / jimmychoo.com

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Love Is In The Air

Wedding Espresso Shots of News…

Love, love, love a Wedding!

The world has fallen in love with the elegant, sophisticated Kate Middleton. The Royal Wedding, set to take place on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey, has sprinkled love in the air right across the globe…

Tiffany & Co. Spring Campaign

Tiffany and Co. have released their Spring 2011 ad campaign, which perfectly captures the elegance, beauty and love of a gorgeous New York Wedding! The photography, styling, models and jewellery (pictured above & right), are as to anticipated from a Tiffany campaign, all exquisite. Love Tiffany’s ability to transport you into a world of luxury…

Vogue UK Wedding Editions

To celebrate the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Vogue UK is releasing three exquisite covers for the May 2011 issue (pictured below). The Three key factors to creating these extraordinarily beautiful covers:

– Three supermodels
Natalia Vodianova, Freja Beha Erichson and Lara Stone

– Three exquisite gowns
Vivienne Westwood, Oscar de la Renta and Bruce Oldfield

– One renowned Fashion Photographer
Mario Testino

Vodianova wears Vivienne Westwood, Beha Erichson in Oscar de la Renta, while Stone shines in Bruce Oldfield. The issue is Wedding themed and also features articles on Kate Middleton; a piece on fashion brides; as well as a guide to being a perfect wedding guest…

My Top Royal Wedding Gown Choices

While who will design the wedding gown of the Princess-to-be is still unknown, here are 6 of my favourites for Kate Middleton to consider… Alexander McQueen (Autumn / Winter 2011 collection), Elie Saab (Couture Spring / Summer 2011) and Marchesa (Autumn / Winter 2011 collection)!

Who would you like to see design Kate Middleton’s gown? xx

 

Photos from thetrendreport.ch / fabsugar.com.au / style.com

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