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Fashion Flashback – Oprah Covers Vogue

After 25 years of life-changing television, the finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show will air today. Oprah has touched so many hearts with her kindness, inspiration and extraordinary enthusiasm and passion for life.

In 1998, Oprah covered American Vogue. Oprah looked exquisitely radiant wearing looks by Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana and Giorgio Armani, among others. Thandie Newton is also pictured with Oprah below right. Vogue.com has republished their interview with Oprah from this feature and you can read it here…

In the article, Oprah is quoted as saying: “What I have decided, is that with fame, notoriety, credibility—if you can’t have the courage to stand up and speak out for what you truly believe in, then it means nothing.”… I miss Oprah already!

Diane von Furstenberg’s
New Fragrance

Diane von Furstenberg is launching a new fragrance, ‘Diane’. The fashion dynamo will be releasing the fragrance this October. It features two primary scents – frangipani and violet – which combine to create a woody floral fragrance. Of the scent, von Furstenberg has said, “I wanted to put the power of women in a bottle. I wanted a perfume that reflected womanhood — what I know, what I feel about being a woman — and the power that we all have that we can be the woman we want to be.”

Michelle Obama – A Fashion Icon

Since Michelle Obama arrived in England, wearing a two-piece purple Preen skirt suit from the fall 2011 collection, her fashion statements have been getting more and more exquisitely iconic. From a Roksanda Ilincic purple drape neck dress; to a Ralph Lauren fall 2011 elegant black evening gown; not to mention a divine ivory Tom Ford number with elbow length gloves – Mrs. Obama a radiant, fashion savvy, extraordinarily beautiful First Lady!

Will you be suffering from Oprah withdrawals like me? xx

 

Photos from vogue.com / vogue.co.uk / wwd.com

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First Look: January Jones for Versace

The first image of January Jones for Versace has been released and it is seriously hot (pictured above)! January Jones oh la la! Captured by Mario Testino in striking black and white, Jones models some divine Versace accessories. The image is so dramatic and sexy yet sophisticated.

Nicole Richie &
Joel Madden Wed

House of Harlow and Winter Kate designer, Nicole Richie married Joel Madden over the weekend. The ceremony took place at Richie’s father, Lionel Richie’s, LA home. Guests included; Ashlee Simpson, Gwen Stefani and Khloe Kardashian. But the big question – what Richie wore – is still to be confirmed. It has been reported, her final two options were vintage Chanel or a custom-made Marchesa gown! Decisions, decisions! I cannot wait to see which she chose! Richie is pictured above wearing Marchesa to a red carpet event.

The Financial Times Most Influential Women

The Financial Times has named the most influential women of the last decade. From the world of fashion; Kate Moss was named the ultimate ‘model-as-brand’ and Michelle Obama was listed for her ‘international influence’. Sarah Jessica Parker (pictured right) was credited with having ‘changed the shoe industry’. The Céline creative director, Phoebe Philo, was also mentioned.  

Oprah’s Gift to her Australian Audience

Photos from grazia.com.au

Oprah has been in Australia and today was her Sydney Opera House show. Each of her 6000-strong audience received a Kailis ‘O’ pearl pendant necklace! Valued at $450AU each, the necklaces can now be purchased online. Of being involved in the Oprah show, Kailis Jewellery General Manager, Sonia Mackay-Coghill said:

Kailis Jewellery has always believed in bringing joy to the wearer of Australian South Sea Pearl and to be able to share this with over 6000 audience members is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Happy Oprah Tuesday! xx

 

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