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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

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Photos from grazia.com.au

Today’s Espresso Shot of News features three highly fashionable ladies all with the same (well practically the same) name – Katy, Katie & Kate…

Katy Perry’s Wedding Dress

On Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s big day, it has been confirmed that the bride wore a dove grey, lace sleeve, Elie Saab Haute Couture gown. The wedding gown is thought to be straight from the Elie Saab Autumn / Winter 2011 Runway (pictured above).

The hauntingly beautiful dress, with exquisite detailing, would have looked spectacular on Perry’s porcelain, fair skin. It was originally reported that in addition to Elie Saab, Perry would also have a rotating bridal wardrobe, including pieces from designers Zuhair Murad and Donna Mizani. There were also rumours of henna tattoos and a fortune telling parrot…

Longchamp & Love Celebrate
Katie Grand

Katie Grand’s fourth issue as editor-in-chief of LOVE magazine, was celebrated in the Longchamp boutique on New York’s Madison Ave. The eight striking covers, shot for LOVE’s ‘Gorgeous’ issue decorated the luxury store. In honour of Grand, Longchamp also created a limited edition ‘LOVE’ Le Pliage bag (pictured right).

Just a few of the highly fashionable guests included: Uma Thurman, Patricia Field, Alessandra Ambrosio, Theodora Richards, Missy Rayder and many more. The very stylish Olivia Palermo also made an appearance, wearing a too-cute Giambatista Valli shift dress (pictured right).

LOVE is a bi-annual fashion magazine launched by Grand. Grand has previously been named by The Daily Telegraph as ‘one of the most powerful stylists in the world’. She also lends her highly stylish eyes to the catwalks of Giles, Jonathan Saunders, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Topshop Unique and Ungaro.

‘Kate Iconic’ collection –
Kate Moss’ 10 Most Popular Pieces

Featured below are gorgeous photos of the stunning Kate Moss and her ‘Kate Iconic’ collection. Encompassing 10 of her most popular designs for Topshop since 2007, the ‘Kate Iconic’ collection looks simply divine!

Her last full collection for Topshop also looks set to be a decedent 70’s inspired affair. Expect her effortless Boho aesthetic in ultra chic, detailed pieces – think feathers, fringed mini-dresses, floral tea dresses, sequins and more…

Mark off November 2nd in your diaries now! xx

Photos from grazia.com.au

Side Photos from vogue.co.uk