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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Reigning High Street Collaboration King...

They just keep getting bigger and bigger. First it was Roberto Cavalli, then it was the wondrous Lanvin  met with H&M and created quite the stir and now we have a Versace & H&M collaboration. My first response to this was a little hesitant, was the collection going to be populated by garish colours and OTT prints? And alas, I don't think it will. Talking about the collaboration, Donatella Versace referred to it as "iconic Versace pieces from iconic Versaces moments".  The collection will consist of 40 pieces for women and 20 pieces for men, plus homeware! Debuting on 17th November, the collection will hit stores (and online) just in time for the party season, so I do plan on nabbing myself a couple of pieces...as an early Christmas treat to myself.


Mad for Mad Men...

Well, aren't we all.  The fashion world can't get enough of Mad Men inspired glamour, we've seen Louis Vuitton hop on board with their Fall 2010 collection, Prada fell head over heels with the 50's style and debuted a number of 50's inspired dresses and the lady like box bags were pushed on us from every angle.  Just as we were starting to think the old school glamour was over and done with, Banana Republic have announced that they will be working with Mad Men costume designer, Janie Bryant to launch a 65 piece capsule collection launching in August 2011. The collection will have a little something for everyone, from blouses, suits, dresses and hats! Are we ever going to get over this Mad Men fashion fascination?


Sunday, 29 May 2011

DIY Loubs...

I've just read about 16 year old, Tara Haughton's method of getting herself some Christian Louboutin shoes.  Yes, the 16 year old has designed stickers for the bottom of your shoes - in red, of course, that will make your shoes look like Loubs. Pfffffffffffft. There may be some things you can fake, but Christina Louboutin shoes are certainly not that...Court case anyone?

Ultimate Girl Crush...

Enter the official sexiest woman in the world, Burberry 'it' girl, Jason Statham's better half and Victoria's Secret Angel - Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Opening up in a recent interview with GQ she tells of how she was bullied at school because of that beautiful pout she has.  Photographed in a stunning berry coloured dress she talks of life back in Devon before her big break moving from work experience girl at a model agency to a model and being snapped up by Tommy Hillfiger and Abercrombie & Fitch. Oh Rosie, I love you...



Sunday, 22 May 2011

Catch up time...

My blogging efforts have been a shambles lately, and to those of you who read it - I apologise.  So here I am with a little catch up and I must start with Gwen Stefani at the amfAR Cinema Against Aids Gala.  She looked absolutely breath-taking.  There's something about a blonde bombshell in a black gown that just scream old school Hollywood glamour.  Not one to usually drool over her outfit choices, I was genuinely bowled over by how amazing she looked.  She wore a black halter neck L.A.M.B gown and paired it with a black feathered clutch, OTT black eye make-up and a simple, voluminous hairstyle.  She looked every inch the red carpet glamour puss. Go Gwen.


In other news, former X Factor contestant Diana Vickers is launching her own clothing line.  The line, called Dee V will be sold on Very.co.uk.  Bieber has decided to take the next step up from nail varnish to perfume. Yes, a teenage boy bringing out nail varnish and perfume, make sense. Not. I smell a money making scheme....because he obviously hasn't made enough already. And finally, 14 year old, Oscar nominated Hailee Steinfeld has been named as the new face of Miu Miu and will feature in the winter 2011 ad campaign...Some girls just have it all. 

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Markus Lupfer....

One of my all time favourite designers has got me obsessing over another item again - but this time, not a stripe in sight. This gorgeous fuchsia dress has gorgeous neckline detail in the shape of rosettes, in a beautiful bright red which contrasts so well against the hot pink colour.  I am truly in love...

Monday, 2 May 2011

Royal Wedding...

Friday 29th April was the day that the world sat to watch Prince William marry Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey.  Clad in a Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen gown, Kate Middleton said those vows that made her into our Princess.  You can read my Royal Wedding article for HAUTE NYC here;

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Wedding Season...

The world has certainly caught wedding fever as the we wait with baited breath for the Royal Wedding on 29th April the fashion blogs are alive with the sound of "what will Kate wear".  Vogue then went on to feature a collection of simply stunning wedding dresses in honour of the big day and not one to be left out of anything bridal orientated, queen of the wedding dress Vera Wang made a little announcement of her own today.  After drooling over her White by Vera Wang collection for US bridal wear chain David's Bridal we can now drool over her contemporary yet oh so elegant line of bridesmaid dresses.  The line will consist of seven dresses ranging from $158 (to be precise) to $200 and shoes priced at $58 to $98. Talking about the collection, Wang herself described it as "very youthful" with pieces in colours such as orchard, ameythist, charcoal and champagne.  Images of the full collection haven't yet been release, however we have been given a preview which gives us a fantastic insight in what to expect...