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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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Chic Last Week

All Photos from vogue.co.uk

Lovely Ladies Looking Chic in today’s Espresso Shot Of News…

The Best Dressed Are…

1>> Michelle Williams wore a divine sparkly cocktail dress from Azzaro’s spring/summer 2010 collection. Love the black bow waist, side cut-outs and ruffle skirt! Too sweet! I just LOVE this dress!

2>> To her The Tourist world premiere in New York, Angelina Jolie looked a picture of perfection in an Atelier Versace gown. The long ivory gown is elegant and sophisticated yet irrevocably sexy with its thigh-high slit and deep V neckline.

3>> While in Sydney to promote Love & Other Drugs, Anne Hathaway chose a Christopher Kane dress from his Resort 2011 collection. Nipped in at the waist, this mini dress is flattering yet fun with such an eye-catching beautiful print.

4>> Carla Bruni wore a scallop-edged, tailored dress and jacket by Christian Dior in the must luscious shade.   Enough said.

5>> The supermodel that is Naomi Campbell, stepped out in an Alexander McQueen Couture dress. As always, Campbell looked fierce, fresh and indescribably beautiful.

6>> Already turning heads on the red carpet for her stylish choices, Elle Fanning (little sister of Dakota) looked a perfectly polished young lady in a Valentino Couture dress. Taken from the autumn/winter 2010 collection, the bow, long sleeves and cute neckline make this dress perfect for the young actress.  

7>> The ever stylish, Carey Mulligan, chose to look amazing in a striking scarlet Prabal Gurung spring/summer 2010 dress.

8>> In a custom-made Prada dress, Eva Mendes looked cute as a button! The dress was inspired by the autumn/winter 2010-11 collection.

9>> Katy Perry stepped out in a purple lace dress from Zuhair Murad’s autumn/winter 2010-11 collection.

10>> And finally, Gwen Stefani’s canary yellow Prada dress stole my heart! The floor-length gown with black belt is exquisite! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

In such a week full of beautiful ladies & labels, who is your best dressed? xx