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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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One Brilliant Balmain Gold Dress & 6 Magazine Covers… 
it is today’s Espresso Shot of News…

Just a few months ago, Miu Miu’s signature Fall dress with floral detailing, landed 3 Magazine covers. It created quite a stir, even being featured on both Elle UK and Vogue UK in the same month. Well it has happened again! This spectacular gold Balmain dress, from the Autumn / Winter 2010 collection, has made 6 magazine covers! No mean feat!

Worn down the runway by the gorgeous Anja Rubik, this Balmain dress is valued at £21,000. It has been worn by:

1 >> Natalia Vodianova for Harper’s Bazaar UK, Dec 10 issue
2 >> Abbey Lee Kershaw for Vogue Germany, Aug 10 issue
3 >> Anna Dello Russo for 10 Winter 2011
4 >> Cindy Crawford for Vogue India, Oct 10 issue
5 >> Claudia Schiffer for Zeit Magazine, the 40th Anniversary Issue
6 >> Toni Garrn for Vogue Spain, November 10 issue

Natalia Vodianova also chose to wear the full length version to the Woman of the Year awards hosted by Harper’s Bazaar UK.

Rumour also has it…

Anne Hathaway will wear this same dress for her cover of Elle UK’s December issue! Watch this space…

Photos from grazia.com.au

Balmain = Love!

It’s sparkly, metallic and has a deep plunging neckline – could there be a more perfect party frock for the coming Christmas season?  Love it! xx