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4 Espresso Shots Of Fashion News & My Top 5 ‘Chic Last Week’…

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Jimmy Choo Sold for £525.5 million

Labelux, a luxury goods group which also owns Bally, has brought Jimmy Choo for what is thought to be £525.5 million. While figures are yet to be confirmed, the future now looks even brighter for the luxury shoe label. Labelux has announced it has plans to expand Jimmy Choo into Asia.

Of the Business deal, Tamara Mellon, Jimmy Choo President and Co-Founder , has said; “I am immensely proud of all we have achieved over the last 15 years and delighted we are to be part of Labelux, a partner [that] I know shares our values and passion and [that] seeks ambitious growth in the luxury industry. This is wonderful news for the women who are, or who aspire to become, part of the Jimmy Choo lifestyle.”

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Balmain To Launch
New Line

Balmain will be launching a new line targeting a younger customer. Entitled ‘Pierre Balmain’, after the label’s founder, it will be created by a new design team but overseen by the new Creative Director, Olivier Rousteing. Pierre Balmain will feature both men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and will be unveiled in September for spring/summer 2012 season.

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Gucci Launches New Documentary Film Award

Gucci announced it will be launching a new documentary film award entitled – ‘Spotlighting Women’s Documentary Award’. The award, with a prize of $50,000 for the winner, is for film-makers highlighting women’s issues. Francois Henri Pinault, PPR chairman, has said of the award, “This award dedicated to stories about women is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of women’s issues such as violence, rights and empowerment to a larger audience.”

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The Six New Faces Of Louis Vuitton

Out with the ‘old’ and in with the ‘new’… and in this case, the very new.  Zuzanna Bijoch, Daphne Groeneveld, Gertrud Hegelund, Nyasha Matonhodze, Anaïs Pouliot and Fei Fei Sun, were announced as the new faces of Louis Vuitton. For the past two seasons, Louis Vuitton has championed more ‘experienced’ models… the Spring / Summer campaign featured – Kristen McMenamy, 46, Raquel Zimmermann, 28, and Freja Beha Erichsen, 23. Then Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell took to the catwalk Fall. And if you recall… this was the collection that attracted criticism when Moss smoked a cigarette back in February.

Changing it up, in this campaign the average age of the ladies is 18. The fresh faced models were shot by renowned fashion photographer, Steven Meisel, for the luxury French fashion label’s Autumn/Winter 2011 campaign. Of the campaign, Marc Jacobs said, “Steven Meisel and I met and decided we would do this wonderful story of beautiful vintage cars, little dogs and fresh-faced young women. It’s a very classic scenario, and of course it suggests travel, but I think we gave it a fresh, modern and sometimes a little bit naughty, tongue-in-cheek spin.”

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Top 5 – Chic Last Week

Stepping Out Looking Ultra Chic Last Week:


1>>  Kirsten Dunst wearing Chloe at a Photo Call in Cannes.
2>>  Rachel McAdams in Louis Vuitton at the New York premiere of Midnight in Paris.
3>>  Olivia Palermo also attended the Midnight in Paris premiere in a chic tuxedo look.
4>>  Cheryl Cole in a Giambattista Valli.
5>>  Penelope Cruz wore Armani in Munich at the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Who was your best dressed lovely? xx

 

Photos from vogue.co.uk / fashion.telegraph.co.uk / style.com / jimmychoo.com

Espresso News

ESPRESSO SHOT OF NEWS…

Your Daily Fashion Scoop

1 Beautiful Fashion Moment…

After the events of last week, who would have known what to expect at the Dior Fall 2011 show yesterday. But as the lights dimmed after the final look left the runway, the entire 30-strong members of the Dior ateliers – the seamstresses and craftsmen, all dressed in white coats – appeared. Tears were shed and the crowd applauded… a beautiful moment at the end of much upheaval.

9 Espresso Shots Of News…

John Galliano’s Show Cancelled

1>> John Galliano’s show has been cancelled due to last week’s events. Select editors and buyers have been invited to view the new collection at a much smaller presentation on Sunday. Galliano however will not be attending…

Miranda Kerr Back On The Catwalk At Balenciaga

2>> Just 2months after giving birth to her first child, Flynn, Miranda Kerr was back on the catwalk at the Balenciaga during Paris Fashion Week. This was her third time walking for Balenciaga (last season she was 5months pregnant when she took to the runway!). Her husband Orlando Bloom watched from the front row. After the show, Kerr wrote on her Facebook: “The Balenciaga Show was incredible. We are having a great time in Paris. Love Miranda xxx”.

Lady Gaga Walks For Mugler In Paris

3>> Lady Gaga also took to the catwalk this week, modelling for Nicola Formichetti’s first womenswear show for Mugler in Paris. Nicola Formichetti is Gaga’s Stylist and became creative director of Mugler last year. Never one to do things by halves, Gaga also took on the role of Musical Director for the show; treating the crowd to the premiere of her new song Government Hooker. Gaga took to the catwalk wearing two looks from the collection – one black and one white…

Alberta Ferretti & Emma Watson’s ‘Pure Treads’

4>> The first look from Alberta Ferretti and Emma Watson’s capsule collection Pure Treads has been released. Made from environmentally friendly materials in Italy, the capsule collection is available to buy exclusively from AlbertaFerretti.com from March 21st 2011. A percentage of each purchase will be donated to People Tree…

Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Shoes

5>>While what gown Kate Middleton will be wearing for her royal wedding has been in high discussion, talk is now turning to her toes. WWD’s Footwear News asked five esteemed shoe designers – Manolo Blahnik, Giuseppe Zanotti, René Caovilla, Cesare Casadei and Georgina Goodman – to sketch what they believe is perfect for special day…

Megan Fox For Giorgio Armani

6>> Megan Fox has been announced as the face of Giorgio Armani Code Woman. Her striking campaign sees her wear a devine Armani gown and alluring red lipstick, while showcasing her extraordinary beauty…

Ashton Kutcher For Colcci

7>> Speaking (well typing) of an actor turned ‘model’, starring in the Colcci Autumn Winter 2011 Campaign, is Ashton Kutcher. In the campaign he is joined by Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio. Kutcher is no stranger to modelling jeans, he was previously the face of Pepe Jeans…

Abbie Cornish Wears Iconic Prada Stripes

8>> The iconic Prada Spring / Summer 2011 stripes make another extraordinary cover! Abbie Cornish graces the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Australia wearing the divine strapless green stripe dress! Simply stunning…

Brad Goreski Styling
Jessica Alba

9>> Brad Goreski (aka previously Rachel Zoe’s bow tie wearing Stylist Assistant) now has his own star client. Goreski is styling Jessica Alba. Cannot wait to see Alba at her next red carpet event for the result…

What did you think of Dior’s Fall 2011 collection? & Who do you think will replace John Galliano at Dior? xx

 

Photos from style.com / vogue.co.uk / grazia.com.au / albertaferretti.com / dailymail.co.uk / harpersbazaar.com.au