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Espresso Shots Of News + Best Dressed From The MTV Movie Awards…

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Happy Birthday To Cecil Dell’Orefice For Friday!

Cecil Dell’Orefice, one of the world’s oldest working models, will celebrate her 80th birthday this Friday June 10th.

Gracing the cover of American Vogue at just 15 years of age in 1947; Dell’Orefice went onto become the face of Chanel (pictured above), Rolex and Elizabeth Arden campaigns (pictured below right). Most recently Dell’Orefice walked the catwalk for Alberta Ferretti’s Fall 2011 collection (pictured below left). Previously, she also took to the catwalk for John Galliano and Hermès.

The Royal Wedding Gown On Display…

During this year’s Annual Summer opening of Buckingham Palace (July 23 – October 3), the Duchess of Cambridge’s royal wedding dress will go on display. Designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, the gown stopped hearts around the world for its exquisite, intricate beauty. While you swoon over this incredible history making gown, you can also check out the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s traditional fruit wedding cake as part of the display.

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Best Dressed At The MTV Movie Awards…

1>> Emma Watson in Marchesa
2>> Leighton Meester in Balmain
3>> Lily Collins in D&G
4>> Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in
Dolce & Gabbana
5>> Kristen Stewart in Balmain
6>> Emma Stone in Bottega Veneta
7>> Selena Gomez in Giambattista Valli
8>> Elle Fanning in D&G

Who is your best dressed lovely from the MTV Movie Awards? xx


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5 Espresso Shots Of Fashion News On A Wonderful Wednesday…

Catherine Middleton Wore Reiss To Meet Mrs. Obama

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a dress by Reiss when she met with the President of the United States and Michelle Obama at Buckingham Palace. Looking her usual glowing beautiful self, Catherine chose a Reiss ‘Shola’ dress for the monumental occasion. The camel bandage dress is still available to purchase at £175 from Reiss stores and online. As soon as photos of Catherine emerged wearing the High Street label the Reiss website crashed, inundated with an excess of traffic.

The Duchess Of Cambridge is a fan of the High Street label, also choosing a Reiss white shift dress previously for her official engagement portraits, taken by Mario Testino.

Giles Deacon For Nine West

Giles Deacon has presented his new accessories collaboration with Nine West. The capsule collection consists of five pieces – two handbags and three footwear styles (ankle boot, pointed ballerina flats and peep-toe wedges). The Giles for Nine West collection will be available from September. Of the collaboration, Deacon has said: “I was catering to the Nine West customer, so these pieces are for wearing from breakfast until bedtime. The collection is still inherently Giles – there’s still that London edge. It’s not about the super-expensive though, not everyone can or wants to spend £900 on a pair of shoes. There’s all day appeal about these pieces.”

Christopher Kane’s Taxi Makeover

Christopher Kane has taken a fleet of London Black Cabs and given them a makeover. The designs were inspired by his Resort 2011 galactic galaxy print and also feature the union jack. Of the transformation, Kane has said: “The black cab is such an iconic part of London’s landscape. I am honoured to have the opportunity to put my own distinctive stamp on it. Looking forward to seeing one on the street and hailing it down”. Sponsored by Vodafone, during their journey customers will be able to charge their mobile phones and also pay for their fare by text.

YSL Responds To Louboutin’s ‘Red’ Claims

In April, Uptown Twirl reported that Christian Louboutin had filed a lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent for a pair of ‘virtually identical’ red pumps with red soles (picture right). Louboutin is seeking damages of $1 million from YSL for copyright infringement. The court papers filed by Yves Saint Laurent in response to these accusations, state:

“Red outsoles are a commonly used ornamental design feature in footwear, dating as far back as the red shoes worn by King Louis XIV in the 1600s and the ruby red shoes that carried Dorothy home in The Wizard of Oz. As an industry leader who has devoted his entire professional life to women’s footwear, Mr Louboutin either knew or should have known about some or all of the dozens of footwear models that rendered his sworn statement false.” Well said Yves Saint Laurent!

Chloë Sevigny’s First Catwalk Show

Chloë Sevigny is preparing for her first catwalk show for her collaboration with Opening Ceremony. Chloë Sevigny x Opening Ceremony 2011 Resort collection will be presented in New York in June. This is also a first for Opening Ceremony, whose collections have never before been shown on the catwalk.

Happy Wednesday! xx


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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


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