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Fall Campaign Spotlight

Fendi’s Artistic Muse For Fall

Fendi Fall = La Dolce Vita

My Sunday inspiration came in the form of Fendi’s Fall 2011 Campaign…

Featuring Anja Rubik, for the third consecutive season, the photos were taken inside an artist’s studio and were lensed by Karl Lagerfeld.

When first presented during Milan Fashion Week earlier this year, Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi described their collection’s muse as a “buttoned-up-to-the-neck art teacher who was still wild enough to wipe her paintbrushes in her hair and unleash the animal within.”  The collection featured fussy-free femininity with pieces both chic and effortlessly wearable. Practical pieces in sturdy fabrics created a textured, luxe simplicity.  Structured silhouettes were teamed with oversized coats; while ribbed wool stockings in shades of mustard, teal and brick red, brightened the runway and were worn with sweet, chunky Mary Jane heels.

Electric, refined, preppy and mysteriously alluring – love this collection and the campaign!

For those in the Northern Hemisphere; do you know which Fall essentials will you be adding to your Autumn / Winter wardrobe? xx

 

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com

Espresso News

Espresso Shot Of News

Your Fabulous Fashion Scoop

4 Delicious Espresso Shots of Fashion News &
My Top 10 Best Dressed List from Cannes…

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Hailee Steinfeld The New Face of Miu Miu

At just 14years of age, Hailee Steinfeld has been announced as the new face of Miu Miu. Having already been nominated for an Oscar, Steinfeld has also graced numerous best dressed lists and made a style impact in her short time in front of the camera. She was also front row as a special guest at the Miu Miu A/W 11-12 show.

Steinfeld is set to appear in the Autumn / Winter 2011 / 12 campaign for the high end label which will be shot in Paris. Previous ‘faces’ of Miu Miu include; Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Paradis Katie Holmes and Lindsay Lohan. Click here to read more about Steinfeld’s red carpet style…

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Elizabeth Olsen In Her Sisters’ Label – The Row

Little sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Elizabeth, has walked the red carpet in Cannes in two looks from The Row.  The 22 year old Olsen wore a white embellished gown during the day, before appearing in a black beaded floor-length gown in the evening. And yes… this is the Elizabeth whose name served as inspiration for the Olsen’s other label – ‘Elizabeth and James’.

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Fendi To Leave Fur Off Runway In South Korea

Fendi has been asked to remove all fur from their upcoming runway show in Seoul. Activists have threatened large-scale protests if fur is included in the runway; forcing the Mayor to request Fendi to pull all fur. If an agreement is not reached, Fendi may need to cancel the presentation…

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Film Stars & Top Models Walk Charity Catwalk For Japan

Supermodel Naomi Campbell once again organised a selection of top models and movie stars to walk in her charity fashion show. Taking place during the Cannes Film Festival; Jane Fonda, Rosario Dawson and Robert De Niro were among other A-listers who strutted down the catwalk in aid of Japan…

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Best Dressed From Cannes…

Stepping Out In Style At Cannes, My Top 10 Favourite Looks:

1 >>  Penelope Cruz in Marchesa with Johnny Depp
2 >>  Alexa Chung wearing vintage Balenciaga
3 >>  Rachel McAdams in Monique Lhullier
4 >>  Dasha Zhukova in Valentino
5 >>  Zoe Saldana in Armani Privé
6 >>  Uma Thurman wearing Versace
7 >>  Sonam Kapoor in Jean Paul Gaultier
8 >>  Salma Hayek in Gucci Premiere
9 >>  Aishwarya Rai in Elie Saab Haute Couture
10 >> Astrid Bergès-Frisbey wearing Chanel Couture

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Who is your best dressed? xx

 

Photos from grazia.com.au / fashion.telegraph.co.uk / cbsnews.com / vogue.co.uk

Fashion

Fashion Feature

Versace…

Not one for shrinking violets, Versace is an intoxicating mix of high glamour & sexy sophistication.

The one to wear when you want to dress to impress, Versace’s signature medusa motif perfectly encapsulates the power and luxury of the label.

Hugging your curves in all the right places, Versace mixes sexy sophistication like no other.

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About Versace

As one of the few remaining family-run fashion houses, Versace’s flamboyant, colourful, figure-hugging creations are adored the world over.

Versace History

Versace was founded in 1978 by the late Gianni Versace in Milan. After early success, Gianni Versace called on his sister Donatella, to join him as an advisory eye and assist in developing the brand. The two worked together for most of the 1980’s and 1990’s, forming a highly fashionable team.

While Gianni Versace grew the fashion empire, Donatella Versace focused on their striking advertising campaigns; established the children’s line Young Versace; and worked as head designer on the diffusion label Versus. When Gianni Versace was killed on July 15, 1997; Donatella Versace took the reins as Creative Director. Since then, the Versace aesthetic has shifted it’s focus to encompass both Gianni Versace’s High Italian Glamour with her own rock’n’roll sensibility.

Versace On The Red Carpet

A favourite on the red carpet, January Jones regularly chooses Versace as her go-to label (pictured below in Versace). Other fans of Versace include: Madonna, Kate Hudson, Elizabeth Hurley, Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt, Jamie Foxx and Courtney Love.

Versace Fall 2011

The Fall 2011 collection was classic, strong and sexy – the essence of Versace! Coats and jackets had a divine distinct military edge, while python skin coiled around the body in snake like strands and graphic elements from the house’s archives – a vine and flower – made for dramatic simplicity.

Are you are a Versace Vixen? xx

 

Photos from fashiongonerouge.com /style.com / google images

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