Pretty In Pink

A Pink Lady Pledge

Model of the moment, Charlotte Free, isn’t afraid to stand out from the crowd. Her striking pink locks have walked in a number of runway shows both in London and New York for high profile labels – from Marchesa to Vivienne Westwood.

What is quite unexpectedly startling though is how seemingly transitional pink hair can be. Looking at the selection of catwalk images from the Spring / Summer 2012 runways, Free’s statement tresses embrace whatever the styling direction of the label. Whether channelling ‘fresh, polished sophistication’ at Marchesa; ‘edgy grunge’ at Kinder Aggugini; or ‘sexy 60’s Lolita’ at Jeremy Scott – Free looks quite simply divine.

Having previously opened Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label show; for Spring / Summer 2012 Free has already walked for Roksanda Ilincic, Topshop Unique, Jeremy Scott, PPQ, Kinder Aggugini, Vivienne Westwood and Louise Gray, amongst others.

Originally dying her own hair, using an assortment of shades – sweetly called ‘Virgin Rose’, ‘Cupcake Pink’, ‘Hot Hot Pink’ and ‘Cotton Candy’ – Free now leaves her daring pink tresses to the professionals.

Pink hair = fearless beauty. Would you take the plunge? xx


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Weekend Fashion Shot

3 Shots Of Espresso News…
When Fashion Meets The Arts

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10 Highly Fashionable Tutus

10 Fashion Designers – Julien Macdonald; Erdem; Roksanda Ilincic; Agent Provocateur; Moschino; Kinder Aggugini; Jacques Azagury; Beatrix Ong; Giles Deacon and House of Worth – have collaborated with the English National Ballet to put their individual design aesthetic on the tutu (some pictured above).

Detailed, delicate, whimsically idyllic – the tutu is one of the most iconic and beautiful things that can be worn.  Of the tutu, Moschino’s creative director Rossella Jardini, said: “I think that the tutu is one of the most beautiful pieces of clothing invented and I was honoured by the request from an institution as prestigious as the English National Ballet. It came naturally because the pearl-and-queen button embroidery are typically English and I have always found them beautiful.”

On June 29th, each tutu will be presented in a catwalk show at the English National Ballet’s Summer Party at Kensington Palace. The exquisite tutus will then be sold by silent auction.

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Gucci Costumes For Florence Welch

It has been announced Gucci will create the costumes for Florence Welch’s North American tour.

Gucci’s Creative Director, Frida Giannini, has previously mentioned her admiration for Welch’s style, even citing her as an inspiration for the Gucci Fall 2011/12 collection. The collection featured bold, striking looks reminiscent of film noir in colour. Of Welch’s dynamic style, Frida Giannini has said;

When Florence first came onto the scene, I was captivated by her eccentric style and her willingness to dare. I felt there was such an authentic energy to her sound and her look. This was confirmed when I met her at the Grammy’s earlier this year. I used one of Florence’s songs, ‘Hurricane Drunk,’ to set the mood for my Autumn Winter women’s show, as she was truly an inspiration for this collection as a modern day icon with her cinematic allure and powerful presence.”

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Yves Saint Laurent On The Stage

Yves Saint Laurent’s Creative Director, Stefano Pilati, has designed the costumes for a new play in London.

Starring Kristen Scott-Thomas, Dougray Scott and Ben Miles, the new theatre version of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal is set between 1968 and 1977. The costumes reflect the time period and will see Scott-Thomas wearing a fuschia silk dress, camel coat, YSL tote bags and more signature YSL looks. Yves Saint Laurent, himself, was an avid theatre lover and designed costumes for countless plays across his career. (A look from the YSL Fall 2011 / 2012 collection is pictured right)

Happy Saturday! xx

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A Sunday Fashion Shot…

2 Espresso Shots Of News + Chic Last Week + Some Sunday Editorial Inspiration…

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Chic Last Week…

Making it onto the ultra Chic Last Week list (from left to right); Kirsten Dunst, Caroline Sieber and Laura Bailey all looking enchantingly, exquisitely, picturesquely perfectly in Chanel! Then looking adorable in Carven is Chloe Moretz. Who is your best dressed from last week?

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Roksanda Ilincic For Debenhams

Roksanda Ilincic has presented a new line for Debenhams. Her capsule collection, entitled RI by Roksanda Ilincic, consists of six evening dresses. Of the capsule collection Ilincic said, “It’s great to be able to offer some of my mainline aesthetic to a wider audience through this collaboration. I wanted to create contemporary occasionwear for fashion-conscious women that combines fashionable shapes with intricate details and rich colours.” Prices start from £200 and are consistent with the designer’s signature bold colours and ultra feminine silhouettes.  

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Camilla Skovgaard – Accessory Designer of the Year

Camilla Skovgaard has been announced as the Accessory Designer of the Year at the Danish Fashion Awards. The award was created in 2008 by jewellery designer Georg Jensen. Skovgaard was born in Denmark and of her connection with it said: “As much as I am British educated and my business is established in London, in certain ways the Camilla Skovgaard shoe business does have a Danish heart – we operate on a Denmark bank and the team in London office sit on Arne Jacobsen chairs and table lamps from Louis Poulsen.”

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Some Sunday Editorial Inspiration…

My Sunday inspiration came in the form of a glamorous sun-filled editorial for Vogue Italia ‘Summer Glam’. Featuring the beautiful Michaela Kocianova and lensed by Greg Kadel, the editorial celebrates oversized accessories, gorgeous white bikinis and Kocianova’s divine flowing locks!  For all those in the Northern Hemisphere, a seriously chic summer is just around the corner… sigh!

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Hope you have all had a fabulously fashionable weekend! xx


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