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Kirsten Dunst for Bulgari

Bulgari loves a beautiful naked lady and a wild animal! Kirsten Dunst is the face of Bulgari’s new fragrance, ‘Mon Jasmin Noir’, campaign. Also featured is a very large lion! Mon Jasmin Noir is a lighter version of the label’s Jasmin Noir scent, with notes of lily of the valley, sambac jasmine, nougatine and wood. Very beautiful, fierce campaign…

John Galliano Suspended From Dior

On Friday, John Galliano was arrested for an alleged assault and anti-Semitic remarks. The designer was allegedly accused of verbally abusing a couple who were sitting in a cafe in Paris. Christian Dior went onto confirm that John Galliano had been suspended from his role with the company pending investigation.

Yesterday it was reported Galliano will be fighting back against allegations and accusing them of defamation. And according to WWD, he is “shocked” by his suspension from Dior…

Proenza Schouler Dislike Their Name

Designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, the duo behind Proenza Schouler have said they have reservations about their label’s name. The name stems from both their mother’s names. Of the name, Jack McCollough said “It’s one of our biggest regrets is the name of our company. It’s like alphabet soup. There are so many letters.”

Proenza Schouler showed their Fall 2011 collection in New York a fortnight ago, a selection of looks from the collection is featured below…

Emma Watson’s People Tree Final Collaboration

Emma Watson has launched her third and final People Tree collection. The collection includes sweet dresses in gingham, florals and polka-dots; playsuits; harem pants; and more. Of the design process and experience, Watson said:

“The design process continued with me trying on each and every piece to get the fits just as I wanted them and then I visited Bangladesh to see the clothing actually being made and meet the people making it. It was an incredible and life-changing experience – I really wish everyone had the chance to see the difference Fair Trade makes with their own eyes.”

Chic This Week…

1>> Lea Seydoux wore a gorgeous Elie Saab look from Spring 2011 Couture
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Diane Kruger looked immaculate once again in Chanel Fall 2011 Couture
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Michelle Trachtenberg oozed Old-Hollywood glamour in Edition by Georges Chakra Fall 2010
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Halle Berry shone in Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture

Who Is Your Best Dressed This Week? xx

 

Photos from style.com, vogue.co.uk & google images

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‘Gangs of New York’

Shot by Mario Testino and styled by Grace Coddington for Vogue US February 2011 issue, ‘Gangs Of New York’ is a celebration of American Fashion.

This editorial showcases the work of New York’s iconic fashion designers – Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Rodarte, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Proenza Schouler and Donna Karan. Featuring thirty models from Julia Saner, Anna de Rijk, Chanel Iman, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Kasia Struss, Karlie Kloss, and Joan Smalls, to name but a few, ‘Gangs Of New York’ is a ‘who’s who’ in fashion. It is cool, sophisticated and represents each brand perfectly…

I hope you all have a fabulously fashionable fun weekend! xx

 

Photos from FashionGoneRogue.com

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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 –
Michelle Obama

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

Photos from: purseblog.com / Styleite.com / fashionologie.com / graziadaily.co.uk / style.com

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