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Mario Testino

On September 19th, Mario Testino will be presented with the inaugural Moët & Chandon Etoile Award. This award recognises an individual with exceptional talent with longstanding influence.

Of receiving the award, Testino has said: “For me, Moët & Chandon represents excellence and luxury and for this reason I feel very honoured to be the first person receiving the Etoile award, in this my 30th year as a photographer, and I thank them for it.”

Mario Testino has become one of the world’s most well known and celebrated fashion photographers. As well as having published seven books of his work, Testino has had many successful exhibitions in galleries around the world. He has shot fashion stories, covers and campaigns for; Vogue, Vanity Fair, V, Gucci, Tom Ford, Burberry, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace and Estée Lauder, amongst others. Testino’s subjects have ranged from Diana, Princess of Wales to Claudia Schiffer and Kate Moss; from Julia Roberts to Madonna, Lady Gaga and Emma Watson. And this month he landed three International Vogue covers for their exclusive September issues – US, UK and Paris. An extraordinary talent, an amazing photographer and visionary…

A selection of Mario Testino’s Vogue covers

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The September Issues:
Mario Testino’s Cover Trio

The September Issue is the most anticipated magazine issue of the year. Renowned fashion photographer, Mario Testino has landed three International Vogue covers– US, UK and Paris. Testino shot Kate Moss for the cover of US Vogue; Freja Beha Erichsen for British Vogue; and finally, Charlotte Casiraghi for Vogue Paris (pictured above & right).

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Meet Missoni’s 90 Year Old Campaign Star

Missoni’s Fall 2011 campaign, ‘A Wonderful Life’, features the brand’s founder Ottavio “Tai” Missoni. Having recently turned 90, Mr. Missoni posed with models Kaitlin Aas, Valerija Kelava, Kinga and Kristina Salinovic, for Juergen Teller who shot the campaign.

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High Fashion Planking

Fashion Photographer David Toro has captured models planking in a series of photos entitled ‘Plank Girl’. The models are planking in looks by Alexander Wang, Missoni, Marios Schwab, Dolce & Gabbana and Givenchy, amongst others (a selection of photos are placed right).

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Amy Winehouse’s Collection For Fred Perry Released

Amy Winehouse’s previously unreleased fashion collection for British high-street chain Fred Perry is now available to purchase. Attention turned to the 21-piece collection, following Winehouse’s death last month as to whether or not it would be released (pictured below).

“After much consideration and with the blessing of Amy’s family, we have decided to release the A/W 11-12 Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry collection. Amy was passionate and dedicated to the collaboration and her signature style is clearly stamped across each piece. In such circumstances, the usual royalties and fees from the collection will be donated to the soon-to-be-established Amy Winehouse Foundation.”

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Happy Monday! xx

Photos from fashion.telegraph.co.uk / grazia.com.au

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1940’s Glamour

For the coming Fall season, designers were feeling 1940’s glamour in the air. From Gucci to Miu Miu and Donna Karan – 40’s refined feminine allure was back with a vengeance.

Be transported into the World War II-era, where skirts and dresses were worn to the knee and striking scarlet red lips made for a sensational pout.

Across many collections the 40’s influence could be seen in the sharp pencil skirts; matte red lipstick; and the sophisticatedly sexy accent of accessories – think of those decedent fur shrugs, statement hats, slim belts and elegant gloves.

1940’s silhouettes featured broad shoulders that gracefully tapered into a tailored waist. Almost every outfit contained shoulder pads and looks were finished off with a hat. The strong shoulder gave women a sense of purpose and strength – traits that were considered essential to survive the war. The fashion had to be practical, allow movement and comply within strict rationing. The long decedent beaded gowns of the 1930’s were now considered gaudy and unpatriotic. The 40’s lead the way for minimal, boxy dresses; shorter skirts and neatly belted waists.

1940’s fashion was elegant, refined and authoritative – reflecting the strong sense of purpose as women rolled up their sleeves and did their part on the home front…

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Louis Vuitton

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Donna Karan

Kate Moss channels 40’s glam for the cover & feature editorial of Vogue UK, August 2011 issue…

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the whimsically romantic nostalgia of the 1940’s trend. I am ready to do my hair in pin curls and wear red lipstick day & night!

Will you embrace the timeless chic of the 1940’s for Fall? xx

Photos from style.com / vogue.co.uk / google images

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