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Vogue Paris Goes International

A new daily must-read – the Vogue Paris website has gone international. I can now enjoy every word of Vogue Paris as well as all of the gorgeous photographs! Exclusive daily content is now being translated into English. Yesterday also saw a new mobile site; iPad and iPhone Apps launched for the iconic Fashion Magazine.
Click here to visit Vogue Paris 

The Prada Swim Suit Covers

The vintage-inspired Prada Bathing Suit from the Spring / Summer 2012 collection continues to clock up magazine covers. Harper’s Bazaar Singapore and W Magazine are the latest magazines to showcase these curve-accentuating, bedazzled bathing suits.
Click here to read more about Prada’s Bombshell Swim Suits

Victoria Beckham Joins Facebook

On her 38th birthday Victoria Beckham joined Facebook, documenting her special day which included flowers, a fruit platter and balloons. Within just one day Beckham had 101,000 likes; with thousands wishing the designer many happy returns. Her facebook page is set to bring the latest news from her brand’s collections.
Click here to visit Victoria Beckham’s Facebook

Quote Of The Day:
Christian Louboutin:

The shoe designer behind those iconic red soles has said: ”I really have not so much sympathy. If Tina Turner and Prince’s back-up band can perform on stage in them for three hours, you can’t tell me they are impossible to walk in. High heels are pleasure with pain. If you can’t walk in them, don’t wear them.”

Sarah Burton Named on Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list

Sarah Burton, Alexander McQueen’s Creative Director and designer of the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, has been named on Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list. Taking the reigns as Creative Director in 2010, Burton has continued McQueen’s exquisite work season after season. In the issue, Sarah Jessica Parker pays tribute to the designer writing: “She is a young woman who shouldered an enormous burden and privilege with dignity, heart and strength”.

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Happy Wednesday! xx

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Bold Colour On The Red Carpet

The black, grey and dark shades for Winter are nowhere to be seen this Fall, with bold intoxicating colour taking the centre stage. In the past week alone, these four beautiful belles have stepped out in ravishing gowns and in extraordinary tones.

Cindy Crawford in Roberto Cavalli  / Marisa Tomei wore Marios Schwab (fall 2011)  / Sarah Jessica Parker chose Giambattista Valli (fall 2011 couture) / Beyoncé in Lanvin

Je t’aime Colour!

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Lanvin’s Valley of the Dolls

French Luxury House, Lanvin, has created a limited edition collection of fabric dolls to raise money for women with HIV in Africa.

The dolls are made in the spirit of Jeanne Lanvin, Lanvin Founder, who would make clothes for children and their dolls. Four limited edition fabric dolls each dressed in its own Lanvin Petite outfit, have been hand stitched and embroidered by women in Swaziland who are diagnosed as HIV positive. The dolls will go on sale in November to coincide with the launch of Lanvin’s first luxury childrenswear range – with each miniature gown a scaled down version from the main collection.

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Valentino The Musical?

Valentino Garavani, the extraordinary Italian Couturier, has announced: “We’re looking at the possibility of taking my story to Broadway, as a musical.”

At 79, Valentino has had a life worth singing and dancing about. Valentino’s life was previously documented during the 2008 documentary, Valentino: The Last Emperor. After originally feeling sceptical about his perception, Valentino said of the experience:  “[At the end of the screening] the applause never stopped and I realised that people liked me as I am. The film was even more successful [at the] Toronto [film festival].”

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Chanel World In Harrods

20,000 square feet of Chanel magic has opened in the legendary department store, Harrods, for the next three weeks.  

A series of mini boutiques within the department store have been packed with exquisite Chanel fashions, accessories, jewellery and a new limited-edition Knightsbridge make-up collection. Chanel’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection has also taken over all of the windows on the Brompton Road facade.

A one-off exhibition, entitled Une Promenade, will showcase the extraordinary work that goes into making one of the iconic 2.55 quilted handbags; a display of haute couture gowns in a replica of Coco’s apartment; and an ode to the legendary Chanel No 5 perfume bottle. Located on the third floor, behind a curtain of pearl beads, shoppers will also discover an enchanted garden (a la the setting for Chanel’s spring/summer fashion show).

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British Fashion Awards Nominees Announced

British Fashion Awards, celebrating the crème de la crème of the style world, will take place in London on November 28th.

The Nominees for these prestigious awards have been announced and some of the hopefuls, include; Sarah Burton, Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, Erdem and Mary Katrantzou. Of the Nominees, British Fashion Council Chair, Harold Tillman has said: “This year’s nominees demonstrate the breadth and creativity London has to offer. The fashion brands and designers that are based here set the trends across the globe.”

And the Nominees are…

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Christopher Kane, Erdem and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: Pheobe Philo for Céline
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MODEL OF THE YEAR
Georgia Jagger, Kristen McMenamy, Stella Tennant

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: Lara Stone
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DESIGNER BRAND OF THE YEAR
Burberry, Stella McCartney, Tom Ford and Victoria Beckham

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: Mulberry
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ISABELLA BLOW AWARD FOR FASHION CREATOR
Guido Palau, Katie Grand and Sam Gainsbury

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: Nicola Formichetti
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MENSWEAR DESIGNER
Kim Jones, Margaret Howell and Oliver Spencer

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: E.Tautz
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ACCESSORY DESIGNER
Charlotte Olympia, Emma Hill for Mulberry and Katie Hillier

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: Nicholas Kirkwood
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EMERGING TALENT AWARD – READY TO WEAR
J.W. Anderson, Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pilotto

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: Meadham Kirchhoff
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EMERGING TALENT AWARD – ACCESSORIES
Jordan Askill, Nasir Mazhar, Tabitha Simmons

LAST YEAR’S WINNER: Husam El Odeh
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EMERGING TALENT AWARD – MENSWEAR
Christopher Raeburn, James Long and J.W. Anderson

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Happy Tuesday! xx

 

Photos from instyle.co.uk / vogue.co.uk / grazia.com.au / google images

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The Mass Exit From Halston

Halston President and Chief Creative Officer, Sarah Jessica Parker; Investor, Harvey Weinstein; Jimmy Choo Founder, Tamara Mellon; and Designer, Marios Schwab; have all left Halston.

The company is now owned entirely by Hilco Consumer Capital. Halston will not produce a collection for spring/summer 2012; with the label reportedly planning to concentrate on the Halston Heritage line (previously overseen by Sarah Jessica Parker). The Autumn/Winter 2011-12 collection, which has already been bought by department stores, may not be delivered. Watch this space…

Pictured above is the Halston Spring / Summer 2011 collection; while below is Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Halston on several occasions.

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‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Doubles In Sales Thanks to Miss Harper Beckham

Sales of one of my person favourites, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, has doubled since the arrival of David and Victoria Beckham’s baby girl – Harper Seven Beckham. The classic novel, first published in 1960, is now sitting at number 38 in the bestsellers list.

David Beckham (pictured right) has said of his daughter’s name: “One reason is Harper’s an old English name which we loved – and one of the other reasons was Victoria’s favourite book is To Kill A Mockingbird and the author was Harper Lee. It’s a very strong, passionate book. That’s where Harper came from.”

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Hilary Alexander Working On Her Autobiography

Hilary Alexander has revealed she is working on her highly anticipated autobiography.  Set to be released next Summer, her autobiography will chronicle her career and incredible achievements in fashion.

“I’ve always wanted to write an autobiography because I’ve lived such an incredible life, quite a strange life. I mean, I was born in New Zealand and somehow managed to become fashion director of the Telegraph!”

Alexander (pictured right with Anna Wintour) will also be honoured at this year’s British Fashion Awards for her outstanding contribution to the fashion industry.

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Gwen Stefani For Target…

Target has announced another designer collaboration (in addition to Missoni coming this September) with Gwen Stefani’s ‘Harajuku Mini’.

Gwen Stefani is designing an exclusive line of affordable clothing for babies, kids and tween girls. Of the collaboration, Stefani has said: “I’ve always wanted to do a cool children’s fashion line inspired by the super cute and playful kids’ clothing you find in Japan”.

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Cover Love – Claudia Schiffer for Vogue Germany

Love this seductively, angelic cover of Claudia Schiffer for Vogue Germany August 2011 edition (pictured right). Schiffer has had some striking covers lately and this is no exception! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

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Happy Tuesday! xx

 

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

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