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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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Best Of British Part1

Two British Icons…

Hilary Alexander

As one of the most influential faces in fashion today, Hilary Alexander needs no introduction.

As the Fashion Director of The Daily Telegraph, Hilary Alexander has interviewed the world’s leading fashion designers and industry experts. She has attended Fashion Weeks around the world and spent countless hours reviewing collections straight from the runway. Her charismatic, endearing, and candid reviews, all the while have won her a network of faithful fans across the globe all eagerly awaiting her take on fashion.  

About Hilary Alexander

Alexander has been named British Fashion Journalist of the Year twice (1998 and 2003). Her talent also extends beyond the written word into broadcast. Alexander has appeared on countless TV and radio shows, including; BBC 2’s Style Challenge, Britain’s Next Top Model and GMTV. Her own series Behind The Seams, saw her interview iconic fashion designers: Karl Lagerfeld, Matthew Williamson, Collette Dinnigan, Valentino and more.

Born in New Zealand, Hilary Alexander’s warm direct approach has also seen her awarded the title of Visiting Professor by the University of the Arts, London (which encompasses the fashion colleges – Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion) and the Chelsea and Camberwell Art colleges.

Mulberry

Mulberry is a juxtaposition of British style – cool city chic and the pretty, handcrafted aesthetic of the countryside.

Established in 1971 in Somerset, England, Mulberry is renowned for its fine leather and IT bags. It is the birthplace of the must-have handbags – the Bayswater and Alexa.

Mulberry Spring / Summer 2011

Paper roses floating across a swimming pool, created the enchanting setting of an English Country garden at Mulberry. Larger than life paper dolls, watering cans and roses all immediately drew you into the magic of Mulberry.

Models rocked striking red hair, and even adorable dogs, at the Mulberry Spring / Summer 2011 collection. From shirt dresses with Peter Pan collars to the sweetest of blouses – Mulberry is the epitome of feminine, quirky, elegance. The colour palette of camels, pinks, purples, blues and faded denim added to the adorable factor…

Who Inspires you? Who are some of your favourite people in fashion? xx

P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day! xx

 

Photos from style.com