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Saturday ESPRESSO NEWS

5 Espresso Shots of Fashion News…

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The Iconic Ruby Slippers To Travel To London

The original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard Of Oz will be travelling to London for an upcoming exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The ‘Hollywood Costume Exhibition’ will be the first time the slippers have ever been on public display outside the US. The exhibition will launch on October 20 and run until November 18 {just enough time for the slippers to return home before Thanksgiving… as The Wizard of Oz is televised every year as the traditional Thanksgiving film}.

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Anne Hathaway’s Valentino Wedding Gown

Valentino has released a sketch of Anne Hathway’s Wedding gown and it shows that this exquisite creation was in fact tinted pink.  A representative for Valentino has said: “Mr. Valentino Garavani designed it especially for Anne and our seamstresses at the couture atelier in Rome made it. Anne is like a daughter to him.”

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A Slice of Fendi’s Baguette

In celebration of 15 years of Fendi’s iconic Baguette bag, the Italian label has launched an online pop-up shop on Fendi.com. 63 diminutive styles have been re-issued for the Baguette’s birthday. And crafty customers are especially in for a treat – the ‘Baguette Box’ includes a white fabric Baguette, nine acrylic paint colours and personalised Fendi paint brushes – so you can create your own unique Baguette.

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An Honorary Knighthood For Bernard Arnault

CEO of luxury conglomerate LVMH, will be awarded an Honorary Knighthood. The French, Arnault, will receive this great honour for services to the business and the wider community in the U.K.

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Tom Ford Baby Boy Joy

Tom Ford has welcomed the arrival of his first child – a baby boy named, Alexander John Buckley Ford. LOVE magazine broke the news by Twitter, congratulating Ford and his partner of 25 years, Richard Buckley.

Photos from fashion.telegraph.co.uk / vogue.co.uk

Accessories

The Classic Clutch

Sleek, sophisticated and often times extraordinarily beautiful, the clutch handbag has become a wardrobe staple.

The clutch handbag has evolved. Your clutch can take you from work to weekend; the boardroom to the ball. There is now a clutch style and size to suit every need.

Typically the perfect choice for evening and formal occasions, clutch bags are now seeing the light of day.

Downsizing your handbag contents to fit within a clutch purse for day can be highly liberating. And it needn’t be in classic black – from striking leopard print to vivid brights – choose your clutch to be bold, beguiling and beautiful.

Did you know… the idea behind the clutch bag originated during the Victorian era when women would carry a decorative purse for their handkerchiefs and smelling salts? The clutch reappeared during World War II when rationing demanded things become smaller and simpler. After the war the clutch jumped in popularity and became the evening bag of choice for elegant, modern women.

For colourful clutch inspiration Anja Rubik’s recent campaign for Kurt Geiger is truly gorgeous….

Will you downsize your purse & embrace the day-time clutch? xx

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com

Espresso News

ESPRESSO SHOT OF NEWS

4 Fabulous Fashion Shots

Have You Met Mulberry’s New Family Member – Carter?

Mulberry has added a new handbag to their stylish accessory family – the Carter (pictured above). Already being worn about town by modern day style icons – Kate Bosworth, Emma Watson and Kirsten Dunst – the Carter is available in three sizes. It is a boxy, rectangular shape with chain handles. Mulberry has become the go-to label for IT accessories and the Carter looks set to further cement this status.

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Baby’s First
Louis Vuitton

Rachel Zoe announced her baby gift from Louis Vuitton on Twitter and it is B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Zoe tweeted: “Is Skyler to young to have his first LV? So MAJ for a new diaper bag.”  The monogrammed ‘speedy’ bag (pictured right) with Skyler’s initials is super stylish for a 4 month old! Zoe went on to tweet a thank you message to Louis Vuitton “Sending a big, stylish thank you to @LouisVuitton_US for Skyler’s insane gift on his 4 month birthday! :)”

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The Will of
Alexander McQueen

The Will of Alexander McQueen has hit the headlines with the extraordinarily talented designer leaving a significant amount of his estate to his pet dogs and favourite charities. McQueen’s considerate and giving nature were clearing apparent as he bequeathed:

>> £50,000 to his dogs’ trust fund to look after Minter, Juice and Callum for the rest of their lives
>> £50,000 to each of his two housekeepers
>> £50,000 to his godson and each of his nieces and nephews
>>  £250,000 to each of his three sisters and two brothers
>> £100,000 to his four favourite charities – The Terrence Higgins Trust, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the London Buddhist Centre and the Blue Cross sick animal centre
>> The remainder of his estate is in the trust for his Sarabande charity. McQueen asked that the money be considered to fund bursaries or grants for students at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design

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Editorial Of The Week

Loving this editorial for Elle Russia, August 2011 issue, which celebrates lady-like elegance and old-world glamour. Pieces by Stella McCartney, Elie Saab, Louis Vuitton and Salvatore Ferragamo, amongst others, are worn by Hailey Clauson as she strikes a pose in striking black lace, polka dots and opulent textures! It’s darling!

Happy Wednesday! xx

 

Photos from fashion.telegraph.co.uk / twitter.com / fashiongonerogue.com / google images

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