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Vivienne Westwood has her say on Scottish Independence debate

Last Updated on 17th September 2014 Regardless of how you feel about the government or politics in general, tomorrow is a huge day that may possibly go down in history. We are of course talking about the referendum which will determine whether or not Scotland should be an independent country! Does the Scottish independence mean that we will no longer celebrate the Scottish Fashion Awards in the same way? If the vote gets a “yes”, will we have more Scottish fashion events to look forward to in the future? Will some of our favourite Scottish designers permanently relocate? Who’s to say. But one fashion femme who has had her say is the one and only Vivienne Westwood, who is never one to shy away from a political issue… “It would be absolutely great if there is a ‘yes’ vote,” the designer said. “The future could be just amazing and Scotland would be a very important influence on the world. “We just hope that Scotland can be a model for future hope and development where we have a people’s democracy instead of only everything for profit and for business and for destruction.” Despite sending her models on the catwalk with giant “yes” badges during her spring/summer 2015 show (above) don’t expect to see V-West move her fashion troops over there if Scotland does become independent though, as the designer said it would be too big a move for her… “I’ve got 200 people working for me, I just can’t relocate just like that. I will just have to keep making lots of tartan and use the Scottish mills,” she added. Well, there you have it. Where do you guys stand? And what do you think the outcome will be tomorrow? [Reuters]

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Candice Swanepoel for Free People, Vivienne Westwood’s Virgin Atlantic uniforms, and Stella McCartney confuses customers

Last Updated on 7th July 2014 Candice Swanepoel swaps the Angel wings and skimpy underwear for chunky knits in Free People pre-fall ad campaign! [Harper’s Bazaar] Not all of Stella McCartney’s customers know that her bags aren’t made of leather! [Refinery 29] George Bush hosts an Oscar de la Renta retrospective! [Fashionista] Vivienne Westwood unveils her Virgin Atlantic uniforms! [Telegraph] Pippa Middleton’s Royal Wedding bridesmaid dress was supposed to make her blend in, not stand out! [Vogue] Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevingne take a fashionable road trip! [Fashion Foie Gras] See how Christian Dior’s luxe new trainers were made, through the power of GIFs. [Marie Claire] Who is new model on the block Binx Walton? [Grazia]

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Dame Vivienne Westwood takes a shower for PETA and World Water Day

Last Updated on 19th March 2014 Dame Vivienne Westwood isn’t afraid of making a bold or controversial statement – only this time she is using her body as well as her words to do so! The 72-year-old fashion designer has stripped naked to take a shower in a new video for PETA to raise awareness for World Water Day (March 22nd, FYI), which links the world water crisis to the overconsumption of meat. “I am an eco-warrior, but I take long showers with a clean conscience because I’m vegetarian,” Dame Viv said. “By avoiding meat, you do more for the environment than recycling or driving a hybrid car.” “The meat trade is not only the worst polluter on the planet but it also squanders most of our water. Rivers are diverted for miserable factory farms. The water goes not just to the poor overcrowded animals but to grow the 16lbs of grain it takes to make just 1lb of meat.” You can watch the video in its entirety below. Do you think Dame Vivienne Westwood makes a good point? You can find out more on the PETA website. We can’t wait to see what cause she gets behind next, because as you know, she certainly doesn’t do things by halves! [Telegraph] 

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Long live the Queen: Everything you need to know about Vivienne Westwood

Last Updated on 18th February 2014 Think you know everything there is to know about Vivienne Westwood? Did you know that she used to customise her own uniform when she was at school? Do you know how her love of punk originated? Do you know the story behind her iconic pirate collection ? Do you remember the exact year she received her OBE for her services to fashion? Don’t worry if you don’t, as you can brush up on all your V-West knowledge by reading the infographic created by Daniel Footwear below. Everything you need to know about one of the biggest and best British designers of our time – and then some!

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Get Naomie Harris’s squiggle print Vivienne Westwood look

Last Updated on 9th December 2013 Want to treat yourself to a gorgeous monochrome dress that is suitable for practically every occasion* imaginable? *We draw the line at wearing it mountain climbing and paintballing, but you get the picture. If you answered “yes” then Naomie Harris’s Vivienne Westwood Gold Label squiggle print dress is the one for you. With its off-the-shoulder, asymmetrical vintage-esque design, you will stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons. Chic and demure but dangerously sexy all rolled into one. And if you really want to steal Naomie’s style, team it with a bright pair of blue pumps for that ultimate colour-popping look. Squiggle print dress, £2,548 Vivienne Westwood Gold Label available at Matches Turquoise pumps, £395, Sergio Rossi available at Shoescribe [Image] 

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Vivienne Westwood is penning her memoir!

Last Updated on 15th November 2013 Vivienne Westwood says what she likes, and doesn’t care who is listening, or what they might think. This may have landed her in a spot of bother over the years, but this is what will make her one of the most interesting designers to read about. Therefore, we couldn’t be happier to learn that she is joining forces with her biographer friend Ian Kelly to pen her first ever memoir. You already know it’s going to be good! “The living deserve respect. The dead deserve the truth,” Vivienne said. “Ian and I are working together on this and I am excited that this will be my story, the story nobody ever did before.” The book will be published by Picador, and it set to include contributions from her family, friends, and famous faces. It’ll also feature her work on human rights and eco-politics, and, according to Ian Kelly himself, perhaps show off a Vivienne Westwood that the world never knew existed. It promises to be very exciting, and we can’t wait until it hits the shelves! [Vogue]

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Daisy Lowe models Vivienne Westwood Red Carpet Collection for Matches

Last Updated on 4th October 2013 Vivienne Westwood is the latest big-name designer to team up with Matches, and will be releasing a four-piece capsule collection of eveningwear out later this month! Modelled by the hottie that is Miss Daisy Lowe, the Vivienne Westwood Red Carpet Collection is admittedly nowhere near as loud and crazy as the spring/summer 2014 collection that we saw on the Paris Fashion Week catwalk a few days ago, but there’s definitely no mistaking a Vivienne Westwood piece when we see one. Especially since every one of the four dresses is a nod to an iconic V-West design, for example, the squiggle print. “The squiggle print is iconic and translates brilliantly to Vivienne Westwood’s signature red carpet gowns – effortlessly glamorous with a subversive twist,” said Natalie Kingham, a spokesperson for Matches. “They offer our clients something timeless and extremely special.” No arguments there! The Vivienne Westwood Red Carpet Collection launches at Matches on October 9th, with prices ranging from £2125 to £2970. [Vogue] 

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Vivienne Westwood redesigns Virgin Atlantic uniforms

Last Updated on 3rd May 2013 Travelling Virgin Atlantic just got that bit more stylish, as Dame Vivienne Westwood has redesigned the airline’s uniforms. Virgin boss Richard Branson reportedly asked Dame Viv to step in and design some eco-friendly, expertly-tailored uniforms as he felt other airlines were starting to copy the iconic Virgin Atlantic ones that have been around for over 10 years. “My clothes have always got a very strong dynamic rapport with the body – they are very body-conscious, they help you to look glamorous, more hourglass, more woman,” Vivienne Westwood said. “I design things to help people to hopefully express their personality. “I am always trying to find fabrics that are more friendly to the environment – working with Virgin Atlantic they managed to research into this and find more eco fabrics.” What do you think of the illustrations above? We can’t wait to see the staff take to the skies in their new uniform, can you? [Vogue] 

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Vivienne Westwood wants Kate Middleton to recycle her outfits more

Last Updated on 18th February 2013 The nation seems to be divided when it comes to the Duchess of Cambridge and her penchant for stepping out in the same clothes more than once. While some people may disapprove of how Kate Middleton doesn’t make the most of the fact that she has access to pretty much any garment she wants, Dame Vivienne Westwood thinks quite the opposite… “I don’t have any advice for her, although think it would be great if she wore the same clothes over and again, because that’s very good for the environment and it would send out a very nice message,” the designer said. “If you’re going to all that trouble to get an outfit that suits you, then you should keep on wearing it. I mean you don’t have to have a red outfit one day and then something almost the same in blue the next.” This isn’t the first time the designer has spoken out about our future Queen – remember a few years ago she criticised her make-up by saying she wore too much eyeliner? Do you think V-West has a point RE the recycling or do you think Kate should step out in something new every time she makes a public appearance? [Daily Mail] 

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Vivienne Westwood teams up with English National Ballet

Last Updated on 18th January 2013 If you think ballet is all pink tutus and five-year-old little girls, then this ad campaign is just for you! Vivienne Westwood has teamed up with the English National Ballet and creative agency The Beautiful Meme to try and change people’s views and perceptions of the dance, by creating a series of stunning – and somewhat haunting – images for the campaign. “It is about taking dancers out of tutus and moving away from convention backstage images to show the intensity, creativity and hot bodies of the dancers,” said Tom Sharp, creative director of The Beautiful Meme. “The Company’s directive is to respect the tradition of ballet but build on it, and our copylines are designed to reflect but challenge a perceived view of the art form.” And if you think the dancers themselves might have something to say about the way their dance has been portrayed, worry not, because they appear to be pretty thrilled with the whole concept. (Who wouldn’t want to be photographed in Vivienne Westwood?) “It’s a dream come true to be able to collaborate with someone of such stature,” said Tamara Rojo, artistic director at the ENB. “Her designs capture the creativity and ambition of our dancers who, in turn, add drama and movement to the clothes.” We loved how Rodarte handled ballet back in the Black Swan days, but we can’t fault Vivienne Westwood’s vision either. Do you like these images as much as we do?   [Telegraph]   

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Jessie J undergoes a sparkling Vivienne Westwood transformation

Last Updated on 10th August 2012 We know that Jessie J likes to shock us with her bold, daring and slightly unconventional outfit choices… and we were in for the biggest shock of our lives when we saw her arriving for a performance at The Roundhouse in London. Gone was the poker straight bob with the super-blunt fringe, and there wasn’t a single camel-toe-inducing jumpsuit in sight. In their place was a stunning, sparkly and very sexy golden Vivienne Westwood dress, teamed with elegant Christian Louboutin sandals, a subtle name tag and long, tumbling locks tumbling down her shoulders. And is that orange nail polish we spy? Clearly someone has been reading our latest Midweek Moodboard, cough cough! In all seriousness though, we are in complete and utter love with Jessie’s new fresh-faced and fabulous look. We hope this wasn’t just a one-off!

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Katy Perry looks geisha glam in Vivienne Westwood

Last Updated on 21st November 2011 Katy Perry won no less than three awards at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles this weekend – what an accomplishment! Thank goodness she had chosen to wear a suitably show-stopping dress. The singer wore a gown by Brit designer Vivienne Westwood which showed off her famous curves perfectly. The geisha-inspired dress had an oriental printand featured a soaring slit up the leg as well as a low neckline. The pale blush shade worked well with her skin tone and distinctive pink hair, and we love the addition of cool cobalt platform heels for a striking contrast which celebs seem to be loving at the moment. We spy a mini-trend! Katy’s hair was decorated with an iridescent blue floral headpiece which coordinated perfectly with her oriental dress and shoes. Never failing to stand out from the crowd – Katy, we salute you! [poll id=”241″]

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Handbag Hunter: Vivienne Westwood small Yasmin tartan Tote

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 I hope you’ve all been checking up on the key trends for next season because, if you have, you’ll already know that this Vivienne Westwood small Yasmin tartan tote will be right on the fashion money. Tartan is looking set to be one of the key trends for next season, especially since we’ll be clashing our prints. Go for that tartan skirt and that tartan jacket – you’ll be able to mix this iconic Vivienne Westwood tote with your monochrome houndstooth print (like Salvatore Ferragamo) and your Chanel tartan. This little number takes Westwood’s signature bag shape to the max by integrating next season’s textured prints with luxe patent leather. And with its compact style, you’ll be able to work it with your everyday attire, that slick two-piece tux or the new soft line of next season. Known for her fabulously contemporary designs and iconic creative energy, this is your chance to work a little piece of Westwood into your own wardrobe. Unfortunately I can’t seem to work tartan myself but I will, however, be rushing to get myself the black patent version (between you and me, I saw a woman carrying it on the train and I couldn’t take my eyes off it). Vivienne Westwood Accessories, Small Yasmin Tartan Tote, £290, available from my-wardrobe.com.

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Vivienne Westwood knocks Kate Middleton off her throne

Last Updated on 9th August 2011 Before you read the title and assume the royal marriage is now defunct, read on. Kate is still very much married to Britain’s most eligible bachelor and she still has to curtsey before the woman with a penchant for pastels and lady like handbags: Queenie. But the woman: our future- squeakily clean and perfect dimple sporting – queen has recently come into the spotlight for matters other than her immaculate Reiss and Whistles ensembles. Simultaneous firing from the fashion gentry, criticising Kate’s elevated style status, overindulged eyeliner and ‘thrifty’ trait has been interesting. See, in fashion, it is believed some people have the ‘right’ to comment and reflect, while others should silence their opinions for lack of a Vogue subscription. In my opinion: Kate Middleton is good at being as normal as they get. ‘They’ being the girls, who shop in local supermarkets, wear the same dress on more than one occasion and even agree to wear silly hats to match their husbands – who in Kate’s case just happens to be a prince. That’s all. If anything, there is a heightened need for Kate to maintain normality when reflecting on the haunting past of her late mother-in-law. In an interview with Sunday Times magazine, fashion veteran Vivienne Westwood spoke of her disagreement with Kate’s heavily kohl-rimmed eyes. This followed on from the comments made by Dutch design duo, Viktor & Rolf, who pleaded with Kate to de-kohl in order to let her natural beauty shine though. A fair criticism, considering there have been times I have seen images of Kate with her eye makeup looking stark in comparison to her rosy complexion, but you have to applaud her confidence for going DIY with the makeup brushes – even on her wedding day! But […]

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Love or Hate: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Dryad checked dress

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 One of the disadvantages of living in inner-city areas is the lack of greenery. I, myself, have a garden but it’s modest at best. Not really big enough to swing a cat in, I often find myself going to the local park with friends when it’s sunny outside. I also love a good picnic. It is one of those quintessentially British things and beats a barbeque any day. And in an ideal world, I’d wear this dress for all my picnicking adventures. Made by the queen of British eccentricity, Dame Vivienne Westwood, the Dryad checked dress from her Anglomania label has bags of charm and is the perfect summer outfit. Made in red and white gingham, it has a wide peter pan collar, button down corset and front fastening. Being so lady-like, it’ll look darling best paired with heels or wedges. Having said that, I’m sure people would be too distracted by the dress to notice you’re wearing flats for comfort. Its old-school style also means vintage bags like satchels are the perfect accessory. Bonus points for red lippie à la Dita Von Teese. Vivienne Westwood Dryad Checked Dress, £338, available at my-wardrobe.com. BUY NOW!

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Jennifer Aniston works ORANGE Vivienne Westwood like a pro

Last Updated on 6th May 2011 What? Jennifer Aniston in something other than black or nude? Don’t worry, she’s still got the strappy sandals. Launching her fragrance in New York this week, Jen chose a bright orange Vivienne Westwood dress that made us wonder why on earth she hasn’t done it before (among other things, like why can’t we be her?) She looks incredible in a splash of colour – the perfect complement to her Californian tan and newly blonde hair, non? – and the risque cut out across the chest is the kind of sexy we want to see more of. We’re totally on board, Jen. Now do it again, please – perhaps try a splash of sunshine yellow or sea-like turquoise on your next outing, yeah? Let us know what you think of her colour splash below! [poll id=”104″]

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Mother’s Day gift guide: Vivienne Westwood purse

Last Updated on 4th February 2014 Poor purses, we reckon they’re often overlooked. Shoes can be re-heeled and bags can be sprayed with leather protector, but if your Mum’s anything like us then her wallet may be not be standing the test of time. And if that’s the case, try treating her to a gift that’s both fashionable and functional this Mother’s Day. Vivienne Westwood’s bright pink purse will liven up the inside of her handbag no end. Made from luxe butter-soft leather and featuring a signature gold enamel orb fastening at the front, it’s inkeeping with these season’s directional brights, making it the ideal update for style savvy mums. And if she happens to be a Vivienne Westwood devotee, expect something extra special when your birthday rolls around – seeing the words ‘Vivienne Westwood’ will certainly put a smile on your mum’s face this Mother’s Day. Vivienne Westwood Rosso orb purse, £120, available at my-wardrobe.com. BUY NOW!

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Christina Hendricks models for Vivienne Westwood

Last Updated on 2nd March 2011 The curvaceous Mad Men actress, Christina Hendricks, has certainly bagged herself a winning high profile fashion campaign with this one, as news breaks that the fiery red head is fronting Vivienne Westwood’s Get A Life Palladium Jewellery Collection. Looking as glamorous as ever, the actress models the latest gems from Westwood’s jewellery line, said to be inspired by nature, pagan symbols and crafted from the precious metal Palladium- an element from the highly sought after platinum family. “Vivienne Westwood has always been one of my favourite designers, so it was a great honour for me to be asked to represent the ‘Get a Life’ Palladium Jewellery Collection,” explains Christina. “I admire that Vivienne uses her designs to inspire change and the pieces are just so wonderful. I love that there are dramatic pieces such as the tiara and the heart necklace as well as more simple pieces such as the acorn earrings. As Palladium is a naturally white metal, the pieces really sparkle under the lights and I cannot wait to wear them on the red carpet.” And it seems Christina’s love for Vivienne is equally reciprocated, with the iconic British fashion designer sharing just as much compassion for the Hollywood star. “Christina is the embodiment of beauty and we were delighted to have been able to involve her with this new jewellery collection. Her style is just so complimentary to my designs,” says Westwood. The collection is now available from Vivienne Westwood’s Conduit Street boutique in London as well as the LA boutique, reports SkyShowbiz. Read our report on Vivienne Westwood’s AW11 Red Label collection at LFW here.

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London Fashion Week AW11: Vivienne Westwood Red Label

Last Updated on 21st February 2011 Who: Vivienne Westwood Red Label What: AW11 Red Label collection, filled to the brim with Vivienne’s signature colourful quirky style. Thoughts: After an agonising wait, it was time to catch a first hand glimpse into one of the Britain’s most extravagant runway shows. We have to admit, we truly adore Vivienne Westwood, so when the time came to take our place inside the Royal Court of Justice at London’s Strand, our hearts were beating a little frantically with excitement. And what a show it was – wacky, crazy, colourful and eccentric are just a few adjectives that spring to mind. The collection was undeniably stunning, with oversized spray-painted hair, gold leaf face paint, statement plush red crown hats (some of which were made out of hair) and multicoloured oversized circus shawls. Makeup was clown-inspired, tailored black velvet suits were sharp and, naturally, her trademark check and tartan strip was out in full force, making way for a truly out of this world show – and one we’d gladly relive. Our highlight was catching a sneaky glimpse of one of Westwood’s Red Nose Day Shakespeare T-shirts peering through a grey shirt and blue-orange tartan two-piece, as well as seeing British model Daisy Lowe strutting her stuff down the runway – nice touch, Viv.

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Who wore it best? Vivienne Westwood at the 2011 Brit Awards

Last Updated on 16th February 2011 After the BAFTAs, the Grammys and the Elle Style Awards, you’d think we’d have had our fair share of red carpet action for one week, but last night London played host to the 2011 Brit Awards, and golden gongs aside, there was one clear winner of the evening, sartorially speaking – Vivienne Westwood. Though the Dame of British design didn’t turn up to the awards herself – for which she designed the statues, FYI – she dressed a plethora of stars that did. Singer and rising style-setter Ellie Goulding chose a nude floorlength silk gown from the Vivienne Westwood Gold Label’s SS10 collection, whilst ghetto popstar Jessie J and ever-eccentric Paloma Faith rocked a corseted emerald minidress and floorlength sequinned dress from Vivienne Westwood’s Couture collection respectively. But which one gets your vote? Let us know your favourite look below! [poll id=”35″]

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Valentine’s gifts for her: Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon Heart heels

You’re the queen of his heart – hell, you’re the queen of your own – and you’ll feel it alright in Vivienne Westwood’s red Lady Dragon Heart heels. A sleek and eccentric statement from the iconic collaboration between the Dame and Melissa, these red rubber slingbacks will put a spring in your step this Valentine’s day – and their sweet silver hearts are bound to rouse your romantic streak. Feeling sick yet? They smell of strawberries, too. But don’t worry – as much as they’re perfect for the 14th, these kitsch cuties will brighten any blue day. Vivienne Westwood Accessories Lady Dragon Heart Heels, £120, available at my-wardrobe.com. BUY NOW!

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Gifts under £50 for him: Vivienne Westwood red scarf

Stylish dressing doesn’t get much better than Vivienne Westwood, which is why this classic red tassel scarf will make a perfect gift for him this Christmas. This vibrant red shade is spot on for the festive season and will add a splash of colour to any outfit whether it’s for work or evening, and made from 100% wool to keep him extra cosy in the colder months, it features a signature brand logo for a high fashion finish. Wrap it around his neck on winter walks or over sleek suit for work – he’ll want to wear this cool-classic scarf forever. We may just have to borrow it, too! Vivienne Westwood Classic Red Logo Scarf, £45, available at my-wardrobe.com. BUY NOW!

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Thandie Newton in Vivienne Westwood Gold Label

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Earlier this week saw the opening of jewellery designer Solange Azagury-Partridge’s Mayfair store on London’s New Bond Street. Designed by the contemporary and innovative jeweller herself, the boutique welcomed a host of individuals to peruse the space holding Azagury-Patridge’s prescious jewellery. Among those under the store’s elaborate Swarovski-encrusted ceiling was actress and Azagury-Partidge fan, Thandie Newton, who looked dazzling in a Vivienne Westwood Gold Label corset dress. Paired with black sandals and a simple clutch, we bet this shimmering number fit in perfectly with the store’s elaborate decor and its opulent jewels. Get the Lily silk-taffeta corset dress in a bronze and violet two-tone shade: £1,788.04 from Net-a-Porter.

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Nicola Roberts in Vivienne Westwood Anglomania

Last Updated on 25th May 2010 Well aren’t those Girls Aloud ladies a stylish bunch. Having spotted Cheryl Cole working Anya Hindmarch in the French Riviera, we’ve also come across Nicola Roberts in this vibrant, taffeta check Sunday Bale dress from Vivienne Westwood Anglomania. Regularly the most daring fashionista of the girl group, Roberts stands out from the crowd in this voluminous piece, which looks great against her porcelain skin tone and strawberry blonde locks. Keeping the accessories fuss to a minimum, The Girls Aloud star gets the look just right with simple, black mary-janes and a Chanel handbag. Not many could pull-off this look but Roberts manages to appear effortlessly glamourous in this fun and dramatic number. Fancy emulating the look? Get your very own Sunday Bale dress: £465 from My-Wardrobe. [Image]

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Lunchtime buy: Vivienne Westwood framer purse

Last Updated on 26th March 2010 We all need to swap purses every once in a while and more than often, it’s to enable us to squeeze all our essentials into a tiny clutch that just won’t cater for our everyday wallet, bursting with old receipts and numerous store cards. This pocket purse from Vivienne Westwood is the perfect item for these occasions, as it is small enough to fit in an evening bag but also has plenty of room for notes and cards, separating the coin compartment with an elegant kiss-lock clasp. The purple, leather number closes with a popper fastening and more importantly, features Westwood’s signature orb logo in silver, blue and red. What’s more, the patent fabric means that it’s wipe-clean! Just what we need when we’re at the bar, ordering another round of cocktails… £102 from Urban Outfitters.

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Daily lunchtime buy: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Three Strap Heeled Shoes

Last Updated on 5th November 2009 We were very excited to learn that Vivienne Westwood had collaborated with Brazilian shoe designer Melissa once again, creating a range of heels and pumps for fall 2009. Being plastic and all, Melissa‘s eco-friendly creations (the shoes are produced from recycled materials) are perfect for those rainy days, ensuring that you needn’t worry about ruining your favourite pair of pumps in unavoidable puddles! Ah, there lies the beauty of wipe-clean shoes.

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Pamela Anderson for Vivienne Westwood

It seems the love affair between Vivienne Westwood and Pamela Anderson is set to continue. After appearing on her catwalk in Milan and London last season, and starring in her Spring/Summer collection, the fashion designer has got Playboy cover girl on side again to to front her Autumn/Winter campaign.

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Vivienne Westwood meets climate change expert James Lovelock

Last Updated on 26th June 2009 Check out this month’s Dazed and Confused for a dose of environmental politics! Dazed’s Rod Stanley was invited to record the meeting of Vivienne Westwood with independent scientist James Lovelock, who – at almost 90 years old – talks passionately with Westwood about the alarming effects of climate change, and the need to accommodate the shifts that will occur. Stanley’s short film – now up on Dazed Digital – comprises of the meeting between Westwood and Lovelock – alongside snippets of Westwood at the G20 protests.

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Vivienne Westwood to do an Eliza Dolittle

Last Updated on 12th February 2009 If you thought My Fair Lady was a work of fiction, think again because it’s going to get very real. Well in as much as an unlikely girl ending up at the races. And who is the most unlikely woman to be getting involved with Royal Ascot? It has to be the ultimate rebel Vivienne Westwood. In a surprising pro-establishment move, Dame Westwood is going to be showing at Royal Ascot. Perhaps she’s realised as much as she may be a rebel at heart she’s become as much of a British institution as the Royals themselves. But one thing is certain, this Royal Ascot will be the most stylish yet. Vivienne is teaming up with milliner extraordinaire Stephen Jones. He will create an array of hats to compliment Vivienne’s fabulous designs. Racegoers will be treated to the mini catwalk shows from 16th June-20th June in the Bessborough Restaurant. The collection has been photographed by Finlay MacKay and sees models posed in a number of horsey locations. Talking about the link up, Vivienne said: “Royal Ascot is a British institution for showing off clothes and I like the idea of a group of people gathered together. It is also great to have the opportunity to work with Finlay Mackay, the photographer. He is able to access the feeling of the stables and horses and add to that great clothes, a beautiful girl and Stephen Jones’ hats. Is this the end of rebellious Westwood? Surely not, hopefully they’ll be a couple of risque outfits in there for good measure.

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Pamela Anderson & Vivienne Westwood: A dynamic duo

So we’ve lost count of the amount of celebrity advertising campaigns, we were wowed by Katie, deflated by Lindsay and envious of Victoria. But possibly the strangest pairing looks to be the best. We knew it was coming, but what to expect? Pamela Anderson isn’t the first person you think of when you hear Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 09 campaign. But you know what? It works. Shot in Pamela’s Malibu trailer by legendary photographer Juergen Teller and stars Pamela, the Grande Dame herself and her husband Andreas Kronthaler. It was always going to be tongue in cheek. Vivienne’s designs are all about sex and the feminine form, and who is better than the breathing blow up doll herself? But what do you think? Is it clever and stylish or tacky and try-hard?

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London Fashion Week: Vivienne Westwood Red Label

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Even standing in the queue for this show was an event; it was a who’s who of celebsville, from Pamela Anderson to Mischa Barton to Kate Moss to Erin O’Connor and Dita Von Teese, yes they were all there en masse. Oh, and I must add that Dita really is flawless. So, on with the clothes and the curiously long catwalk (the models must have been exhausted). To say I was excited is an understatement but I am very pleased to report that the Grande Dame of fashion did not disappoint.

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