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Saturday ESPRESSO NEWS

5 Espresso Shots of Fashion News…

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The Iconic Ruby Slippers To Travel To London

The original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard Of Oz will be travelling to London for an upcoming exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The ‘Hollywood Costume Exhibition’ will be the first time the slippers have ever been on public display outside the US. The exhibition will launch on October 20 and run until November 18 {just enough time for the slippers to return home before Thanksgiving… as The Wizard of Oz is televised every year as the traditional Thanksgiving film}.

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Anne Hathaway’s Valentino Wedding Gown

Valentino has released a sketch of Anne Hathway’s Wedding gown and it shows that this exquisite creation was in fact tinted pink.  A representative for Valentino has said: “Mr. Valentino Garavani designed it especially for Anne and our seamstresses at the couture atelier in Rome made it. Anne is like a daughter to him.”

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A Slice of Fendi’s Baguette

In celebration of 15 years of Fendi’s iconic Baguette bag, the Italian label has launched an online pop-up shop on Fendi.com. 63 diminutive styles have been re-issued for the Baguette’s birthday. And crafty customers are especially in for a treat – the ‘Baguette Box’ includes a white fabric Baguette, nine acrylic paint colours and personalised Fendi paint brushes – so you can create your own unique Baguette.

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An Honorary Knighthood For Bernard Arnault

CEO of luxury conglomerate LVMH, will be awarded an Honorary Knighthood. The French, Arnault, will receive this great honour for services to the business and the wider community in the U.K.

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Tom Ford Baby Boy Joy

Tom Ford has welcomed the arrival of his first child – a baby boy named, Alexander John Buckley Ford. LOVE magazine broke the news by Twitter, congratulating Ford and his partner of 25 years, Richard Buckley.

Photos from fashion.telegraph.co.uk / vogue.co.uk

Fashion

Le Smoking

The Le Smoking trend is back & the world’s most stylish are mad about the boy.

As one of the most powerful and enduring fashion creations of the 21st century, Yves Saint Laurent’s Le Smoking Tuxedo is still a favourite amongst the world’s most stylish. From Diane Kruger to Camilla Belle, a feminine take on the tuxedo is sharp, fresh & seductively sexy.

About Le Smoking

Created in 1966 by Yves Saint Laurent, the Le Smoking tuxedo revolutionised women’s fashion. Pioneering the androgynous look for women, the tuxedo enabled women to dress with style, influence and power.

When it first appeared as part of YSL’s Pop art collection it was a controversial alternative to the little black dress or evening gown.

The sharp black jacket and straight cut, high waisted trousers worn with a white organdy blouse, became instantly adored by trend setting, style icons such as Catherine Deneuve, Lauren Bacall, Bianca Jagger and more.

Every season since this controversial design made its debut, countless designers reference its chic shape – a testament to the enduring appeal of Le Smoking. YSL himself reinvented his signature silhouette in hundreds of new and unique ways during his own reign – from dress versions to jumpsuits and trenches.  Since then all of Saint Laurent’s successors (Alber Elbaz, Tom Ford and Stefano Pilati), have made the Le Smoking an inherent feature in every YSL collection. {images from the YSL Fall 2012 collection below}

Will you wear Le Smoking Tuxedo? xx

Photos from style.com /  justfad.blogspot.com.au / google images

Beauty

Beauty Editorial

Sultry, Sexy Cat Eye Make-Up

My Weekend Inspiration came in the form of a beauty editorial for Vogue Japan featuring some decadently delicious eye make-up.  The editorial entitled ‘Call Her Diva’, featuring Crystal Renn, styled by Anna dello Russo and photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, highlights dramatic cat eyes teamed with striking crimson lips and luscious pink shades. Throughout the images Renn wears vibrant pieces by Tom Ford, Rocha and Yves Saint Laurent, amongst others.

Achieving The Cat Eye Make-Up Magic

Cat eyes are edgy, sexy and dramatically alluring. It is the best way to draw attention to your eyes. Cat eye make-up can be as dramatic or subtle as you like. Start by using a sharp eyeliner pencil, in black or brown, to make a bold statement. Lightly trace the pencil along the root of your eyelashes – from the inner eye and work your way out. Follow the natural curve of your eye and stop just before your pupil ends. Begin to subtly slant your eyeliner line upwards and continue as long as you desire. You will then have a thin cat eye line; continue to retrace your steps until the line is to your desired thickness.

To add that extra va-va voom, incorporate some colour! Be inspired by Crystal Renn’s eye popping colour in an assortment of irresistible hues…

Which make-up trick is guaranteed to make you feel fabulous? xx

 

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com

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