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The Olsen Tweens

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Mini moguls and queens of the tweens, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have packed a lot into 20 years, achieving more success than most of us would hope to see in a lifetime. This week they were named the highest earning stars under the age of 21, beating Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame and Lindsay Lohan of, well, we’re not sure really. Of course it’s the paparazzi photos of the twins’ perfectly dishevelled hair and artfully mismatched designer accessories that seems to have got them noticed on this side of the pond – but personal style is not all they’ve been turning their hand to of late.

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Making his Marc

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Style god Marc Jacobs brought the New York fashion elite to London last week when the opening of his Mount Street store coincided with his Marc by Marc Jacobs show at Claridges on Friday. Both events were fabulously cool and star-studded, and the Champagne flowed late into the night at The Connaught hotel, but now the hangovers have subsided it’s time to focus on the real matter at hand: The contents of Jacobs’ Mayfair boutique. The multicoloured flower-filled windows, reminiscent of Notting Hill Carnival floats promise something special within , and the interior don’t disappoint. The Stephen Jaklitsch-designed space is furnished with cool Christian Liagre furniture, and stocks all collections from menswear and kids to the top-end Marc Jacobs line. Handbags like the Speedy and Venetia will have fashionistas in a frenzy, whilst less affluent Marc fans can stock up on pieces exclusive to the store such as a quirky London taxi-print tee (£11) and two-tone wellies (£19) that will have us looking forward to rainy days , though don’t let these prices fool you into a false sense of security. A dress can still set you back a cool £1000 and more, so channelling Jacobs’ muse Sofia Coppola will have to be left to the real Mayfair ladies-who-lunch brigade. [Images:Vogue]

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Elle Style Awards 2007

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 With the madness of fashion week I totally overlooked the Elle Style Awards 2007 which took place last Monday at the Roundhouse in Camden, London. The stars came out in full force for the 10th year running to celebrate both fashion and style. Thandie Newton looked flawless as always and picked up best actress, Naomi Campbell won best model, Giles Deacon received best British designer and Stella McCartney went away with the award for best International designer…… Elle have some short clips of the night available at brightcove. Watch Thandie Newton pick up her award and a very fresh and composed Naomi Campbell talking to the press!

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NewStyle for the New year

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 A massive thanks to friend of the site and freelance fashion journalist Kirsten Hanssen for giving My Fashion Life some love in her column for Netherlands fashion trade mag Newstyle – on sale today – Kirsten’s also been kind enough to provide a translation too, see below….. Published in the quarterly fashion trade magazine NewStyle #1 2007 (12th of Jan.) Fashion Life My Fashion Life from London can be best described as a mix of a weblog and an online magazine. Opinions are given in easy-to-read articles about the latest ongoing movements in the fashion business. But at My Fashion Life you will also find interesting interviews and background stories. What I like the most about My Fashion Life is that it focuses on talent rather than trends. The portal is a sort of database for everyone, professional or consumer, who has an interest in fashion. One thing: take some time out for My Fashion Life, because the site contains enough information and useful links to spend a weekend with!

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An alternative

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 SWATCH ALTERNATIVE FASHION WEEK provides a genuine alternative for truly innovative designers to present their work directly to the press, the public and the fashion industry. Alternative Arts supports this fresh talent by producing and directing Swatch Alternative Fashion Week at no charge to the designers. What: SWATCH ALTERNATIVE FASHION WEEK presented by Alternative Arts Where: Spitalfields Traders Market, Crispin Place, Brushfield St, London E1 (Liverpool St Station) When: 19 – 23 MARCH 2007 For more info visit www.alternativearts.co.uk

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Back to business…

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Wow, hasn’t this holiday break gone by in a flash! It was quick, but relaxing, and I spent most of it, eating, drinking and getting my fashion fix from re-runs of Sex and the City. Oh how I do miss Carrie’s style…..many can criticise but she is and will always be a style icon in my eyes. And to another icon of style, Kate Moss, – whom I still think doesn’t beat Carrie in the style stakes – the New Year has only just begun and Moss is already stealing the headlines with her possible marriage to Pete Doherty. Apparently the two skinny jean lovers didn’t tie the knot but instead engaged in a Buddhist ceremony. Anyway back to business, as fashion week will soon be upon us, I thought I’d kick of with some dates for the big players Couture Week: 22nd , 25th January 2007 New York: 2nd , 9th February 2007 London: 12th -16th February 2007 Milan: 17th February – 25th February 2007 Paris: 25th February , 5th March 2007 In addition Glasgow will be holding their fashion week from the 28th March , 31st March 2007.

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Levi & Kurt Geiger’s premium golden project…

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Last week I managed to get down to the opening of the new Kurt Geiger flagship store on Regent Street, London along with the launch of their collaboration with Levis to create a limited edition line of 100 handmade retro gold running style shoes. More of a collector’s item rather than a wearable shoe, pictures really do it no justice. The shoe is well made and extremely detailed with the Levis trademark stitching in the sole unit of each shoe. The store itself was spacious and filled with gorgeous shoes see more pics below…

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Grab Your Diary: Roland Mouret’s Gap launch

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Unveiling his new collection for Gap earlier this week, Roland Mouret demonstrated his ability to appeal to the mass market. His designs for the high street store maintained the simplicity which Gap is known for while adapting to the slouchy and baggy trend dominating this autumn/winter. However while the collection will appeal to most one can’t help but feel a little disappointed, rather than adding something new to the high street, he’s played it relatively safe and reproduced existing styles. To celebrate the launch of the collection, Grazia magazine will be holding an exclusive shopping evening at Gap on Thursday, November 9 at 6pm. The champagne fuelled evening will consist of a private audience with Mouret, a chance to purchase pieces from the collection, with a pre-booked stylist if you wish, as well as listen to style talks from the fashion editors at Grazia. Tickets are £10 from aloud.com

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Angeline Tournier

Last Updated on 13th June 2013 “I want to make shoes that are beautifully designed and finely made, but without an over the top price tag” If your feet are on the larger side, then you’ll know a thing or two about the difficulty in not only finding your shoe size (especially in the sales) let alone actually finding cute shoes which don’t look gigantic. Well lawyer turned footwear designer Angeline Tournier can relate and as a result of her frustrations set up Angeline Tournier London, specialising in designing and manufacturing footwear ranging from sizes EU36 right up to EU44 and which look great on big feet as well as small. Paris department store, Le Bon Marche exclusively bought Angeline’s debut collection and she’s just recently released her spring/summer 2006 collection…. What do you enjoy the most about your job? Four things 1) Working for myself, 2) fulfilling a lifelong dream to create shoes available in larger sizes, 3) being creative, 4) no longer being stuck in an over-air-conditioned office, wearing “formal” clothes and spending my time analysing and sorting out other people’s legal problems, and doing a job with little creative outlet. And like the least? Working for myself means I never get “time off”, I tend to work longer hours than before and I can not “get away” from work, even on week-ends and holidays. Can you tell us a bit about the design process involved in shoe design? The design process takes place over a number of months. I kind of visualise shoes or boots I’d like to wear myself, I sketch my initial ideas, sometimes I get inspiration from a trim off an item of clothing, a type of leather I see at a leather trade show or other totally unrelated topic. A few weeks before […]

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Catwalk City

Last Updated on 28th September 2005 Full Name: Alistair Allan Occupation: Photographer and Designer for Bureau Conform The concept behind Catwalk City is great! We are so consumed by what celebrities’ wear that we forget to appreciate the fashion we see on a daily basis…what motivated you to start Catwalk City? Well, I know quite a few designers and a lot of their inspiration comes from people on the street, so I figured why not cut out the middle man and showcase the people that are influencing the designers. Do you photograph street fashion only in London and if so will you be branching out to other cities? I work primarily in London but I will be shooting in a few other cities in the coming months I have to work in Tokyo in November so I’ll get out onto the streets there and then I’m off to Cape Town a few weeks after that so you’ll get to see some fashion from there too. I am hoping to branch out into other cities in the future, but it will take a while to find the right photographers. How would you describe your style? That’s a tough one… a bit of a subtle hoxton-electro mix… you know the type, a bit of vintage and some H&M thrown in for good measure. Who is your favourite designer? I can’t pick one, because it changes on a daily basis… So at the moment I really like what Imitation Of Christ are doing and Basso Brooke for innovation, and Acne Jeans! Where do you like to shop? Urban Outfitters, the Illustrated People concession in TopMan, H&M (can’t beat a bargain!), Rokit and Ebay. On the odd occasion kokon to zai. A lot of designers still don’t have websites and don’t see the need, […]

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Pure Bucks the Trend of Retail Gloom with Buoyant Sales Reported

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 The high street’s climate of caution failed to take hold at Pure this week, as exhibitors at the Emap-owned show reported a confident and buoyant mood among buyers. Many of the 800 brands who showcased their S/S ’06 collections at the Olympia venue experienced an increase in business on previous seasons. Now in its eighth year Pure is the UK’s largest fashion and accessories event attracting high calibre buyers, with visitor figures increasing by 6% despite reports of a retail downturn. As Simon Rappley from Mint says; “Even at 4.50pm on the last day we’ve just taken another new order. It’s been a really strong show and people have had a Dunkirk spirit; we won’t be beaten by the reports of doom and gloom.”

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“Black girls rule” – Trace Party

Last Updated on 25th October 2021 Last week, Trace Magazine brought the celebration of it’s recent issue “Black Girls Rule” to London. 4 rooms of excellent music and a chilled atmosphere made it a great party “TRACE is the leading multicultural style title. Launched in London in 1995 and New York in 1998, TRACE has nurtured the careers of photographers, designers, stylists and writers in Europe and the US and staked out an unchallenged position for itself at the cutting edge of international urban cool. TRACE covers everything from fashion, gossip, music, celebrity interviews, regular reviews of the best bands around, the latest CD releases and more.” – magazine cafe

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Project Catalk

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 “Project Catwalk” is an exciting new reality series for Sky One that gives 12 talented and hungry fashion designers in womenswear the opportunity of a lifetime – a chance to have their collection shown in front of the global fashion community in London and displayed in the pages of a top glossy magazine. To earn this honour the chosen 12 have to compete against each other in a series of challenges that will determine who has what it takes to be the next “It” designer. They will be put through a range of experiences that measure their creativity as well as their character. Set in London, one of the fashion capitals of the world, “Project Catwalk” is a hip and entertaining series that will break fashion’s next big name. The 3 finalists will have the golden opportunity to show a womenswear collection during Fashion Week 2006. The chosen winner will then get the chance to showcase their designs in a spread in a top magazine and a big cash prize to help start his/her collection. For more application form visit “Project Catwalk“

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Layers of Meaning

Last Updated on 27th February 2008 Orginating from a degree in Decorative Arts, Deepa Panchamia proves that fashion is an art form. Her collection is breath-taking, her ideas unique and her determination is evident. Deepa lectures on her own practice and runs workshops for GCSE, A-level and University art students in the UK, and this is just the beginning…….

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Interviews: Effi Samara

Last Updated on 30th October 2007 Colour, Colour Colour is what Effi Samara is about. Boasting a clientele of Gwyneth Paltrow, Kirsten Dunst and Alicia Keys, the half Greek/half Scottish designer appeals to the known and unknown, dresses 18 – 80 year olds and has a knack for combining the 18th & 21st Century. With the backing of a dedicated team the label has managed to grow from strength to strength and if past achievements are anything to go by then there is no doubt that the future for Effi Samara is bright.

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Law breaking?

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 While designer Sadie Frost may have had some very public rows with her ex-husband Jude Law in the past, it looks like all is well between the former couple these days. Jude, who arrived with girlfriend Sienna Miller (above), was on hand to support his ex-wife’s latest collection. [AP] In fact, the former pair are apparently getting along so swimmingly that he was a guest at his ex-wife’s FrostFrench fashion show in London over the weekend.

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tata-naka

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 I’ve been wanting to post about tata-naka for a while now, managed to get a chance today. ABOUT Identical Georgian twins Tamara and Natasha Surguladze have surged on to the London fashion scene. Arriving in Britain in 1996 to study at Central St. Martin’s, they launched their label in 2000. Their two-part collections mixing Russian memories, prints and uncompromising modern cut have struck a chord with rapidly increasing stockists. This season in addition to their expanding accessories range they are introducing swimwear, lingerie and children’s wear. A Tata-Naka store is in the pipeline COLLECTIONS More.. INTERVIEW What would you say is your label’s key look? We do a collection each and they both have very different looks – but we show them together. Tata’s part. ‘Stolen Memories’, is romantic, decorative and feminine. Naka’s clothes focus more on experimental cutting and textiles. FASHION IN MOTION MAY 2002 Autumn 2002/Winter 2003 Collection –TATA NAKA at the V & A

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