6 Fabulous Fashion Shots Of Weekend News
Kristen Stewart The New Face Of Balenciaga
Kristen Stewart has been announced as the face of Balenciaga’s new fragrance to be launched this autumn. Balenciaga’s Creative Director, Nicholas Ghesquière, has said of Stewart: “Kristen embodies the modernity of the new Balenciaga fragrance with her unique sensibility and intelligence… she shares the radical spirit of Balenciaga.”
Stewart joins Charlotte Gainsbourg at Balenciaga, who is the face of Balenciaga Paris, the first olfactory venture from the fashion house which launched in 2010.
Mia Wasikowska The New Face Of Miu Miu
Mia Wasikowska has been named the face of Miu Miu’s Spring / Summer 2012 campaign. The Jane Eyre actress will replace Hailee Steinfeld who was the face of the label for Autumn / Winter 2011. The first campaign image has been released (pictured above) and Wasikowska is certainly shining bright!
Mary Katrantzou For Longchamp
Known for her extraordinary digital prints, Mary Katrantzou has collaborated with Longchamp to create two exclusive new prints (pictured above). With an East-meets-West theme, the London designer used an Asian temple, the New York Carnergie Hall as well as orchids, amongst other inspiration, as her starting point.
Of the collaboration, Katrantzou has said: “The prints we designed reference Vietnam temple architecture, Thomas Heatherwick’s design for their Soho store, lanterns, orchids, an aquarium and many more surreal juxtapositions. I wanted to create a Mary Katrantzou world for Longchamp and they were amazing at letting us be so creative with the prints!”
Fashion’s First Lady Joins Twitter
Michelle Obama joined Twitter on Friday and has already attracted over 283,000 followers. The account will be managed by campaign staff; however, the First Lady will be signing off personal tweets with “mo”. Follow Michelle Obama @michelleobama
Selfridges New Reading Experience
On Friday, Selfridges launched its own pop-up library which will house over 15,000 of the world’s most inspirational books. Although shoppers will not be able to borrow the books, they can buy them and spend the afternoon reading one of Selfridge’s comfortable chairs.
Curated by Penguin, Thames and Hudson, Faber and Taschen; some of the store’s stylish friends -from Olivia Palermo to Lily Cole and Thandie Newton – have all revealed their favourite books for some reading added inspiration.
Alberta Ferretti Replaces Models With Debutantes
Alberta Ferretti’s ‘Limited Edition’ collection presentation has been modelled by a connected group of young socialites. Solange Knowles, Tali Lennox, Amber Le Bon, Sarah Margaret Qualley and others took to the catwalk for Ferretti’s mid-season show in Milan on Friday (pictured below).
Happy Weekend! xx
Photos from vogue.co.uk / fashion.telegraph.co.uk
Your Monday Fashion Shot…
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.
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
Photos from dailymail.co.uk / grazia.com.au / google images
Your Daily Fashion Scoop
5 Espresso Shots Of News
Proenza Schouler’s First Vogue Cover
The February 2011 issue, is the first Vogue cover for both Kristen Stewart and designers, Proenza Schouler (Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough). Stewart appears on the cover wearing a gorgeous look from the Spring / Summer 2011 collection. Photographged by Mario Testino, Lazaro Hernandez has said of Stewart,
“She’s very much the girl we have in mind when we design. It’s cool to see Kristen in the clothes because she’s not ‘the lady, and that’s exactly who we see in those clothes”…
Rodarte Not Eligible For An Oscar Nomination For Black Swan
Rodarte will not receive an Oscar or credit for the extraordinary ballet costumes they have created for Black Swan (pictured above right). Rodarte created 40 ballet costumes along with Natalie Portman’s knitwear and dresses for the film. At the time Rodarte didn’t negotiate credits in their initial contract and were not part of the Costume Designers Guild until recently. The guild rules state only the official designer is eligible. Costume designer, Amy Westcott, has been given the front credit. The film is currently nominated for a Costume Design BAFTA and is anticipated to also receive an Oscar nomination…
The Hermès Paris Window Display
Unveiling the Winter 2011 window display in Paris (pictured above left); the words whimsical, opulent, romantic and delightful immediately spring to mind. The intricate display windows change every season and are the work of Design Director, Leïla Menchari. Handbags and other luxury items are incorporated into the fairytale like display. This is one seriously gorgeous window…
Chic This Week –
In a delightfully unexpected twist, The First Lady, Michelle Obama wore a stunning Alexander McQueen gown this week (pictured right). In shocking red, the gown has an exquisite floral print in black, but I also love the beautiful shoulder and neckline detailing. My favourite First Lady of Fashion moment yet!…
Halle Berry to be honoured at Style Awards
Halle Berry is to be honoured at the Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards next month. The actress will receive the newly titled Lacoste Spotlight Award. The awards will take place in Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 22nd. Meanwhile, also this week, Berry attended the Golden Globes in a chic black corseted Nina Ricci gown (pictured right)…
The Black Swan costumes look amazing! What do you think about Rodarte not receiving the credit? xx
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