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Is Miu Miu moving to Paris?

Last Updated on 20th November 2013 Despite being based in Milan, Prada’s sister line Miu Miu has shown its new-season collections during Paris Fashion Week since 2006, which has always been a little bit strange. We never really questioned or disputed it though, we just kind of rolled with it. However, in a bid to distance itself from the Prada label and strengthen its structure in the French capital, many of the departments, which currently work in Italy, will be moving to Paris. We don’t know how this will affect things in the long run, but we do know that Miu Miu fragrance will be on its way in 2015 thanks to a deal with Coty Inc, so that’s pretty exciting! Prada fragrances are currently licensed with the Puig Beauty & Fashion Group, so the differentiation between the two labels is already starting. We’ll keep you posted with any new developments. [WWD] 

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First look: Blake Lively for L’Oreal Paris

Last Updated on 1st November 2013 Earlier this week we announced that Blake Lively had been named the newest brand ambassador of L’Oreal Paris… and now we can finally take a look at her debut ad campaign images. As we predicted, the black and white ad campaign images above are pretty breathtaking; not that we expected any less from the gorgeous blonde actress and wife to a certain Mr Ryan Reynolds. “I am thrilled and honoured to join the incredible women who represent L’Oreal Paris,” Blake said. “From the versatile and motivational brand ambassadors, to all the women who proudly wear L’Oreal Paris each day. I grew up with the inspiration of their message, ‘We’re worth it.’ “What an important value to instill in women – that beauty is rooted in confidence. That is key. That is why I’m so proud to be a L’Oreal Paris woman.” Aww, we couldn’t have put it better ourselves. We bet the L’Oreal Paris family has welcomed her with open arms. We can’t wait to see more ads if her debut ones above are anything to go by. Simply stunning! [Marie Claire] 

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Buy of the week: Winter Converse come into their own

Last Updated on 28th October 2013 The weather might be turning a bit drab but that doesn’t mean that your wardrobe has to go the same way, as seems to be the way. Cold weather comes in and winter jackets and boots go darker, moods drop and summertime fashionistas fade into the background. But the best bits of the summer can come along for the ride including your favourite casual footwear. Classic style canvas Converse Shoes are a staple item in a spring/summer wardrobe because they’re not just bright and colourful, versatile and look fab when teamed up with everything you own, but they’re comfortable and perfect for slipping on to wear every day. But in the colder months they’re not the best – or so you might think. Thankfully Converse know that a good pair of shoes can adapt to any kind of season and so the Leather Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars come into their own while their canvas counterparts take a back seat. From high tops and mid shoes to the much-loved classic Converse shoes, Leather Cons are available in a number of different styles and colours. Keep it simple with black, white and burgundy or add some sparkle to your style with the gold foil finish; whichever you choose you’re getting the same Converse cool and comfort you get all year-round from the world’s favourite casual footwear brand. What we love about the Leather Converse shoes is the easy way they look great with the rest of your winter gear. Wear them loose with tights and a skirt or dress, or lace them up over your slim jeans to keep your feet cosy warm and comfortable. However you wear yours, you’ll be looking awesome. Get some fab deals on Converse shoes over at ExtremePie.com

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New Look compares stats from all four Fashion Month cities – which one came out on top?

Last Updated on 11th November 2013 Did you know that New York Fashion Week was the most talked about of all four cities on those good old social networking sites this September? Oh yes, and Victoria Beckham – along with Alexander Wang and DKNY – were the top designer Twitter trends. Does that surprise you? We can never have enough VB, but we thought that as it spanned the most days and boasted and some of the biggest fashion Houses from Dior to Chanel presenting their collections, Paris Fashion Week would have walked away with that title. What do you guys think? You can check out loads of fun facts and statistics about Fashion Month in the infographic compiled by New Look above, which also contains info about celebrity appearances in all four cities, how much visitors spent, and most importantly of all, what the themes and trend highlights were. Despite all the stats though, New Look’s favourite city is our wonderful capital – London – which is why we were quite biasedly more than happy to share this information with you. Do you agree with New Look – is London the most stylish of all four cities?

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How to plan a glamorous fashion party

Last Updated on 6th October 2013 You may have missed out on London, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks this season, leaving you to pine for glitz, glamour and gorgeous make-up. Life just isn’t fair sometimes… If you’re in a fashion coma (dreaming of Dior and Christopher Kane) it’s time you did something about it. Not by registering for nest season’s shows but by living out your fashion fantasy for real. Host your own fabulous fashion party to rival the big four and put your most fashionable foot forward. Here we look at how to do it. Fabulous food and drink Wherever you decide to hold your party, it will benefit from some professional catering staff to hand out snacks and drinks throughout the evening. Champagne cocktails, smoked salmon canapés and miniature cupcakes will ooze style and make your guests feel A-List. Having all these staff around will leave you free to swan about as the Anna Wintour of the evening too; great for networking. Need catering staff? Try a professional agency who will match their staff to suit your event. Send out VIP passes Like all the biggest events, you’ll need to create a little hype around your fashion party. With your invitations, send out VIP passes to ‘(Insert your name here) Fashion Week’. The intrigue will be killing your guests: What does my VIP pass get me? What IS this new fashion event? What happens at a fashion party? Give a few clues, and of course, include the dress code! Get the décor right Leave no detail to chance and dress your room to match the occasion. A red carpet leading up to the door will set the tone for the evening and you can have delicate outside fairy lights to add even more elegance and class to the […]

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London Fashion Week SS14 Day 5 highlights

Last Updated on 18th September 2013 London Fashion Week may be over for another season, leaving us dreaming about next summer, but it’s onto Milan and Paris! So, to keep the London style spirit alive a little bit longer, here are our highlights from the final day of fashion fun: Thomas Tait Practicality is never lost on some in the fashion world, and CSM-trained designer Thomas Tait is one who never leaves behind is original vision. Although the colours on the runway for next season have served as palate cleansers, Tait’s angelic whites were too luminous to miss. Clean, fluid dresses, tank tops boxy jackets and were crossed with carefully positioned embellishments in the form of vividly coloured panels and wisps of feathers, but the originality of his hard working aesthetic, those any- weather-tackling, utilitarian jackets was not lost. Tait fans were surely not disappointed. Ong-Oaj Paraim Another one to watch from budding pool of emerging fashion talent this season, we loved Ong-Oaj Pairam’s debut offerings – inspired by Gertie, from Stephen Spielberg’s blockbuster,  E.T. – at Fashion Scout. Vague imprints of yolk-centred flowers were sprayed across billowing maxi dresses, while the flowers came to life in 3D form on a patent white skirt. A patent-sleeved cropped jacket with metallic checker board body was paired with leather shorts in a foamy cappuccino hue, and hair was coiffed to the tune of tea dress swishing, fashion-loving, Fifties housewife. Cinched waists were high on the agenda, with plenty of belting and body contouring dresses to boots, and a broken down Chinese calligraphic-style print in red and blue, neatly ruled out on a sheer collared shirt and high-waisted shorts. A fantastic introduction to his vision and style ability, this ex-Proenza Schouler assistant is sure to stay on our runway radar. Simone Rocha She’s fast […]

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Lunchtime Buy: AX Paris tropical print leggings

Last Updated on 28th August 2013 Leggings are one of those marmite fashion items, but we don’t think there will be any discrepancies as far as today’s lunchtime buy is concerned. We don’t care what the naysayers, you know, say… we love these AX Paris tropical print leggings. We’re in the market for something bright and attention-grabbing for London Fashion Week, and these AX Paris tropical print leggings definitely fit that specification. Bright, loud and on trend; plus accessorising around them is an absolute breeze. The model on the website has the right idea – a bold pair of shoes, a funky hat and a statement tee and you’re good to go! AX Paris tropical print leggings, £17.95 Pssst – we’ll let you into a little secret. If you don’t fancy paying £17.95, then you don’t have to. You can get these babies from our new favourite online hot spot Style Chi for a fraction of the original price. The great thing about the website is that the price is different for each person – the more Style Chi points you have (which you generate through social network interaction with your friends), the cheaper the item will be for you. Head to the website to check out the full Ts and Cs and find out more about this revolutionary new way of shopping.

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We welcome Manolo Blahnik to London Fashion Week!

Last Updated on 8th August 2013 We’d like to welcome Manolo Blahnik and his incredible collection of shoes to London, as it’s just been confirmed that the designer will be showing at London Fashion Week next month for the first time ever! If that isn’t a reason to party, we don’t know what is! “Everybody now makes a point of coming to London – which is very different to Milan and Paris. London is now so important to all these international buyers. London is the future,” the designer previously said. And he’s not wrong there! Manolo Blahnik will hold a presentation on Sunday September 15th (the location has yet to be confirmed but we will of course keep you posted as soon as we hear more) which runs from 10am and 4pm, so there are no excuses for not popping in to check the new collection out. We think Sunday is going to be one fash-tastic, fash-fuelled day as the likes of Mulberry, Matthew Williamson, Jonathan Saunders, L’Wren Scott and Mary Katrantzou will also be showcasing their spring/summer 2014 collections on that day. Red Bull at the ready! [Vogue] 

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Paris Hilton vs. Miranda Kerr…Who wore Topshop better?

Last Updated on 24th July 2013 Championing the humble high street this week are two ladies more accustomed to the high end world. Super-stunner, Miranda Kerr, and scene –stealing (in many ways) socialite Paris Hilton both stepped out in the same printed Topshop  maxi skirt, and we couldn’t resist a fash-off! Totally digging every high street hit we can land our peepers on, let’s begin with Miranda – the queen of all things dressed down and cool. OK, so she may be on par with Jessica Alba when it comes to a stellar off-duty wardrobe, but we can safely say we can’t stop ogling Mrs. Bloom’s radiant complexion and off-runway style antics. Nothing short of perfect with every relaxed ensemble, Miranda pulled this maxi-vest dress look off with aplomb, as she styles it with a simple, halter-neck style black vest, flat T-bar sandals and her beloved Givenchy Antigona tote. Face-framing sunnies and flowing glossy locks, not to mention an adorable toddler, polished off the look with perfection. Stepping out in the same skirt, Paris Hilton took to the sandy beaches of Malibu on the very same day! A sucker for girly style, Ms. Hilton opted to pair the budget skirt, which features a leg-flashing side split, with a deep v-neck, cut-out detail bodycon top (which we assume is a swimsuit). Paris finished off her look by accessorising with oversized sunnies, flat pumps and a beach tote. So, whose look is a firm winner? Well, both ladies put their individual style stamps on the high street skirt, but we’re sticking with Aussie beauty Miranda on this one! By adding black to the mix, Miranda has toughened up the whimsy feel of the skirt, whilst Paris’s look appears a little ‘all over the place.’ Do you agree with our fash-off verdict?

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Fashion Charts: What’s going up and what’s coming down this month

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Up The bomber jacket: The hit summer cover-up, we’re digging the bomber jacket for its endless styling opportunities. Continuing fashion’s love affair with the sport luxe trend, we’re wearing ours with skinny jeans and a luxe tee by day, and statement earring and a sexy pencil skirt by night. Knuckle-nail rings: From Balenciaga’s lusted-after gold versions to pocket-pleasing high-street alternatives on the high street, knuckle rings have evolved into the next best thing: knuckle-nail rings, as seen on the Chanel Fall Couture 2013 runway. Yeah, couture on your nails is a thing, according to Kaiser Karl. Expensive baby shoes: With a ‘female hustler’ and the ‘king of hip hop’ for parents, you’re expected to have a more than average upbringing. Her Majesty, Blue Ivy Carter, has her own pair of TOM FORD heels. Yes, TOM FORD. Downsized to tot proportions, and modelled by her bootylicious mum. In other news, the world’s first billionaire couple reportedly splashed out a whopping (modest by Jay-B standards) $7,500 on presents for Baby Kimye, including a pair of Christian Dior booties. Moss mania: Although she’s been everywhere since being discovered at the tender age of 14, Kate Moss continues to rule everything, everywhere. From taking over the Stuart Weitzman and Versace AW13 campaigns to teaming up with Carphone Warehouse on a new fashion-tech accessories line and going under the hammer (sort of) at Christie’s. Budget Alaia’s (well, kind of): We’ve been drooling over the real deal, and promptly heading to Zara to snap up the pocket-friendly version! We’re in love with complex, lace up sandals that look like a lot of hard work to slip into, but once you’ve got them on, there’s no coming off. Down Over-the-top underdressing: Oh, Rihanna. Bad, bad Rihanna. Rocking up to Chanel Couture […]

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“I’ll be the most hated man in fashion” – Alexander Wang’s first thoughts on the Balenciaga job

Last Updated on 3rd July 2013 Alexander Wang’s appointment at Balenciaga has gone down a storm; he even got the Karl Lagerfeld seal of approval, which is proof enough that the fashion world has welcomed him into Nicolas Ghesquière’s role with open arms. However, the New York based designer has revealed that he very nearly turned it down (in fact he said “no” the very first time François-Henri Pinault asked him!) for fear of backlash from the fashion world. Perish the thought! “My first reaction to was no,” Alexander Wang said. “I told him that I was so preoccupied with what I am doing with my own brand in New York, and I’ll be the most hated man in fashion!” “I felt that fear was driving my decision-making, so I wrote down a list of pros and cons and asked myself, ‘What am I afraid of? The perception of failure? The perception of what people might think?’ I knew that what I wanted completely outweighed all of that.” We bet he’s glad he took the job now! Click here to check out his debut collection for Balenciaga. We can’t imagine a Balenciaga without him now, can you? [Vogue] 

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Top stories this week: Kimye’s baby, Alexander McQueen’s fragrance and Dolce and Gabbana’s prison sentence

Last Updated on 19th October 2013   Kim Kardashian gives birth Almost a month before her due date, Kim Kardashian gave birth to her and Kanye West’s daughter. Read more here! Dolce and Gabbana get jail sentence The verdict for Dolce and Gabbana’s tax evasion court case is in, and the boys have been sentenced to 20 months in prison. Read more here! Alexander McQueen signs fragrance deal The House of Alexander McQueen has inked a fragrance deal with P&G! Read more here! Katy Perry gets her American Vogue debut Anna Wintour has given Katy Perry her first ever American Vogue cover – and she’s looking dreamier than we could have ever imagined. Read more here! Dame Helen Mirren for M&S If the rumours are true, Dame Helen Mirren is indeed the new face of Marks and Spencer, and was seen shooting the ad campaign in London! Read more here! Carine Roitfeld turns designer Mercedes Benz has enlisted the help of Carine Roitfeld for its new ad campaign; the former Vogue Paris ed designed the dress in the ads, and also directed the video campaign! Read more here

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Angelina Jolie is Best Dressed of the Week in custom-made Ralph & Russo

It’s always hard to shine when you’re not the reason the red carpet(black in this case) was laid out, but wherever Ms. Jolie goes, she commands the red carpet. Accompanying fiancé Brad Pitt to the Berlin premiere of his latest film World War Z, Angelina looked a vision in white, wearing a custom-made Ralph & Russo strapless peplum dress with rose gold belt-like detailing at the waist. Although we’ve waxed lyrical about her black Saint Laurent Paris look at the London premiere for the film, this look elevates the Little White Dress to new heights. The leggy beauty teamed the stunning dress with matching pumps and her signature glossy locks. A look like Angelina’s needs no accessorising, so we’re glad she skipped the bag in favour of a small, elegant earrings and a cuff-style bracelet. What do you think; she certainly outdid her star of the film husband-to-be, right? [Image: Zimbio]

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Top stories this week: Proenza Schouler wins big at CFDAs, Victoria Beckham is Woman of the Decade, and John Galliano finally speaks!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Proenza Schouler wins Womenswear Designer of the Year Stealing Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s crown for CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year are Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough. Congrats boys! Read more here! Angelina Jolie returns to the red carpet Angelina Jolie made a very welcome return to the red carpet after her double mastectomy revalations, and she chose a sleek, stunning, sexy Saint Laurent Paris number while doing so. Welcome back, Ange! Read more here! Victoria Beckham is Woman of the Decade Victoria Beckham was crowned ‘Woman of the Decade’ at the annual Glamour Awards earlier this week – and even chose her gorgeous eldest boy to accompany her to the event! Read more here!  John Galliano’s first interview John Galliano gave his first ever post-Dior-sacking interview to Vanity Fair; he addressed his previous alcohol dependency issues, his denial, Kate Moss, the future, and more! Read more here!  Primark x Asos Primark has teamed up with Asos to let us shop super-affordable pieces from the comfort of our own homes! Read more here!  The World According to Karl A book dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld’s Karlisms will be landing in book stores this September! Read more here!  Lily Cole helps the Amazon Lily Cole has created a rubber jewellery range in aid of the Amazon rainforest! Read more here! 

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Victoria Beckham scoops Best Dressed of The Week

After overloading on Met Ball dresses, and taking in as many The Great Gatsby premiere outfits as we could, we’ve decide to tone things down for this week’s Best Dressed. Going over to the personal red carpet that unfolds before Victoria Beckham’s every heel-shod step (well, it does in our minds), she’s really blown us away with a series of show-stopping, off and on duty outfits this week. First up, spotted out for lunch in Paris, VB looked a day-off-dresser’s dream in high-waisted jeans and a tucked in grey tee. But it’s when we spot her in her own collection that we really fall in love with this lady’s refined style all over again! Arriving at JFK airport, Victoria sported a chic, tri-block colour ensemble of orange wide-leg trousers (we can ear them screaming summer at us), a crisp white shirt and a knee-length black coat. Sophistication defined, we’ve never know airport attire to look so polished. Finishing of this delicious trio of unforgettable looks was Mrs B’s ‘power look’; a purple, front-slit skirt and brown keyhole detail blouse from her autumn/winter 2013-14 collection. Stepping out after a meeting at Bergdorf Goodman, this outfit was sure to seal the deal (not that VB needs much assistance in the business department). Three multi-tasking looks that exude the polished glamour Victoria is known for; we’re enviously speechless! Which look is your favourite? [Images: Zimbio]

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Midweek Moodboard: Denim

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 You don’t need us to tell you that denim never really goes out of fashion – after all, there’s never a good time to throw our your favourite, trusty pair of jeans, is there? This morning however we’re taking our love of denim to a whole new level; we don’t mean Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake matching double denim level though (we don’t ever want to relive that 2001 sartorial nightmare, no matter how cute they were as a young couple) but we are extending our love of the fabric. If you love your jeans too much to kiss them goodbye, why don’t you try them in a different colour instead of the conventional blue? We found a great peach pair by J Brand – not only is the colour perfect for the spring/summer season, but it now has the royal seal of approval now that Kate Middleton has been spotted out in the shade. Braver fashionistas are encouraged to try a denim dress or denim hotpants on for size – the sun is out, why not?! Skinny jeans, £115, Replay available at USC Peach skinny jeans, £199, J Brand available at Harrods Denim jacket, £95, The Ragged Priest available at Topshop Sleeveless skater dress, £45, available at Oasis Tie front cropped blouse, £18, available at Fashion Union Studded denim shorts, £22.99, available at New Look Blue cut-off shorts, £159, Frame Denim available at Matches

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Marion Cotillard scoops Best Dressed of the Week in Christian Dior

Trust a Frenchie to pull off a Parisian fashion house’s epic design with effortlessness. Would you believe Marion Cotillard is ever so nonchalantly wearing none other than Christian Dior here?! Although the raggedly cut, Rooney Mara-esqe bob isn’t really doing it for us, we couldn’t take our eyes of her stunning rise-and-fall hemline dress. Marion attended the Tokyo premiere of her latest film, Rust and Bone in a strapless frock festooned with textured florals, from the Pre-Fall 2013 collection. Although the overall look is very, very pared down, we think it works perfectly. Finishing off Marion’s red carpet style were asymmetrical strap Dior pumps (probably an ode to the uneven hemline) and a slick of gloss on the lips. We think it’s pretty refreshing to witness an accessory-free celebrity for once, allowing more focus to fall on the beautiful dress. What do you make of Marion’s minimal look? [Image: Zimbio]

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Naomi Watts flashes her perfect pins in Paris

  Good for Naomi Watts for braving the slight chill and flashing her flawless pins in the French Capital city during Paris Fashion Week yesterday. You don’t need to look at a calendar or check the weather forecast to know that spring is on its way – looking at Naomi is enough! Akin to Jessica Chastain, whose style we gushed about earlier this week, Naomi Watts also provided us with a bevy of hot red carpet looks this awards season – and she too is showing no signs of slowing down just yet. The gorgeous actress showcased her style credentials on the Louis Vuitton FROW yesterday, wearing a simple white shift dress from the brand’s spring/summer 2013 collection, and teaming it with a beautiful pastel turquoise bag. This gets a 9/10 from us as we wish she’d gone for different coloured shoes, but from the ankles up this is flawless.

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FASHION CHARTS: going UP and going DOWN this month

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Want a one stop shop for all things HOT and NOT this month? Our fashion chart rounds up the most talked about things in the frantic world of fashion, from the ‘Russian pack’ to Rihanna at River Island on Oxford Street, to Cara Delevingne’s questionable footwear choice and the headgear revolution that’s getting out of control. We’re pretty sure we haven’t missed out any vital fash flashes, but if you’re in the know, and think we could do with extending our list of what’s au fait, and what’s strictly non, non, then go ahead and let us know! UP Elena Perminova The 26-year-old wife of Russian media mogul Alexander Lebdev, and darling of every credible street style blog, Elena Perminova (and her formidable wardrobe) is a lady after our own hearts. Wearing couture like it ain’t no thing, snagging exclusive FROW seats and a model herself, it’s safe to say she outdoes rival street style mavens and models, alike! Catch her gallivanting through the fashion capitals with the ‘Russian Pack (see Ulyana below), donning every designer you can imagine, from the haute to the avant-garde. Come next season, our beady style eye will be firmly fixed on this beauty. Rihanna for River Island Yes, the hype has been circulating for a while now, but yesterday saw Rihanna’s collection for River Island finally leap from the catwalk on to its concrete counterpart. The collection landed in stores, with Rihanna herself greeting fans for the launch at the Oxford Street store wearing a black dress from the collection (natch). Get your dose of urban 90s style while it’s hot and available, or, in Rihanna’s words, ‘Phresh of the Runway’. Swapping tonne heavy coats for tees A gloriously sunny day was enjoyed by all in London yesterday, although […]

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Milan Fashion Week AW13 highlights from Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo and Gianfranco Ferré

Last Updated on 26th February 2013 After a very impressive run, Milan Fashion Week is officially over for yet another season – but not before Salvatore Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani and Gianfranco Ferré got the chance to showcase their autumn/winter 2013 collections to the fashionistas in the audience, as well as the rest of the world watching through various other platforms. Thank God for live streams! The Salvatore Ferragamo collection was very much all about the statement piece of outwear – be it a tailored jacket or a warm and fuzzy coat, you’ll definitely find it in the autumn/winter 2012 line. Federico Piaggi and Stefano Citron’s collection for Gianfranco Ferré brought loop detailing back in the styling of the pieces, while the Giorgio Armani collection ended with some jaw-dropping evening gowns that had us practically salivating. Exaggerated lines and plenty of drama! Come back tomorrow where we’ll dissect the collections from the first day of Paris Fashion Week! Gianfranco Ferré  Salvatore Ferragamo   

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Marion Cotillard scoops Best Dressed of the Week in Christian Dior Couture

Last Updated on 23rd February 2013 Attending the 2013 Cesar Film Awards in a breathtaking spring 2013 Christian Dior Couture gown was the stunning actress, Marion Cotillard. Opting for Dior once again (the last time was that zingy, directional number at the 2013 BAFTA Awards), this time Marion took a more classic, Forties pin-up route with the styling. The strapless pale pink gown was adorned with black stripes, worn with embellished pumps and classic Forties up-do. Chopard jewels completed her splendid look. Considering the awards ceremony was held in Paris, there was no excuse to not go for the classic French fashion house and, being the face of Lady Dior, only Dior would do on the night. We wouldn’t expect anything less from this beautiful French actress.

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Is Rihanna for River Island real fashion?

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Whilst show-hopping at Somerset House this fashion season, I stopped off in one of the café’s dotted conveniently next to the entrance of the exhibition I had spent ten hours gawking at. Sat, almost inhaling a much needed caffeine fix, my ears happened to fall upon a rather heated debate between two relatively oppositely styled fashion week attendees: the interviewer happened to be dressed in run-around journo gear, complete with obligatory back pack and tatty notebook in hand. The interviewee, from what I could hear, was an aspiring designer. Their topic of conversation: Rihanna’s latest collection for River Island. Hitting stores on March 5, the collection has been a point contention ever since its London Fashion Week debut. Badgal RiRi’s first ‘official’ venture into fashion came courtesy of high street super brand, River Island. Known for her penchant of the Nineties, with a healthy dose of sport-luxe thrown in (can you hear the multiple KERCHING’S, Mr. Wang?), it was pretty obvious these references were going to crop up in the collaboration. But,  the point the two ladies were disagreeing over in what could only be described as a highly civilised cat fight was the hands-on approach to designing (or lack of) many celebrity collaborations are guilty of. Although pictures have emerged showing the Bajan beauty getting ‘involved’ and inspecting the collection, reports have claimed that co-designer Adam Selman was responsible for almost all of the handiwork, with Rihanna instructing via telephone and then arriving near the unveiling date to inspect samples. She took the bow last Saturday night, and it’s certainly called Rihanna for River Island, but was the interviewers argument, that a celebrity cannot rightfully claim a collection if they haven’t had any physical creative input into the design process, a justified one to […]

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John Galliano might stay with Oscar de la Renta, might teach fashion

Last Updated on 11th February 2013 Even though John Galliano has currently been taken under Oscar de la Renta’s wing in New York, it’s still not entirely clear what the designer will do with his life and career afterwards. “John is taking things slowly,” a source reportedly told the New York Post. “He would like to do some teaching at a fashion school, more one on one with students rather than lecturing to a large group. “He hopes to finalize a deal with a school soon. It may not even be in the US.” It could very well be with the prestigious Central Saint Martins, as JG is indeed a former student, but we guess we’ll just have to sit tight and wait for official news to break. Oscar de la Renta has even hinted that Galliano might stay with him for longer than the initial three-week period that was planned, but again, nothing has been confirmed. “I would love for him to stay,” said Oscar de la Renta. “Will he? I cannot tell you that today. Because we haven’t gone that far in really discussing it. “The fact is we work very differently in New York than in Paris. It’s night and day. We work at a much faster pace. So the answer is we don’t know. We’re still exploring.” Watch this space! [Telegraph]

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Prabal Gurung, Emilia Wickstead and Eudon Choi join Swarovski Collective for Fashion Week

Last Updated on 6th February 2013 As well as all those exciting high street shows that are making their way onto the London Fashion Week catwalks, we can look forward to seeing some brand new names on the very popular Swarovski Collective this season, which means a whole lot more sparkle not only in London, but in New York, Milan and Paris too. Prabal Gurung, Emilia Wickstead and Eudon Choi have all joined the Swarovski Collective, which means lots of exquisitely crafted crystals appearing in their designs. Our inner magpies are squealing with delight! “Swarovski is delighted to collaborate with such inspiring and innovative talents this season,” said spokesperson Nadja Swarovski. “Crystal technology has allowed for endless experimentation within the fashion world and we are excited to see how each designer will use their artistry to demonstrate the versatility of Swarovski Elements.” Other designers in the Swarovski Collective include Marios Schwab, Mary Katrantzou, Rodarte and Giles among others. Bring on the sparkle!

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Couture Fashion Week highlights from Jean Paul Gaultier, Elie Saab and Valentino

Last Updated on 24th January 2013 Quite a lot of Couture Fashion Week highlights to get through this afternoon, so let’s crack right on. Elie Saab, Jean Paul Gaultier and Valentino all presented their Spring Couture collections in Paris, and we’ve selected a few of our fave looks from each show. Jean Paul Gaultier loves a good theme when it comes to his collections – this time round he was inspired by the gypsies of Rajasthan, India, which was very evident in the rich colours, vibrant patterns, intricate detailing and heavy embroidery. We love the voluminous beehives and the reworked edition of the cone bra, too – a JPG classic! Elie Saab did as Elie Saab does and blew everyone away with the sheer romanticism and fairytale elegance of his collection. An abundance of sheer, lace, sequin and pastel red carpet worthy dresses for those all-important Oscars, not to mention editorial content for upcoming fashion glossy pages. We don’t think this collection should be overlooked for upcoming A-lister weddings either! Finally, Valentino was simply magical with some of the most finely crafted, perfectly sculpted pieces we’ve ever laid eyes upon. We’re glad the Valentino-approved florals remained in the collection, with the flirty structured dress Cara Delevingne stepped out in being one of our favourites. Elie Saab  Valentino

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Midweek Moodboard: Atelier Versace inspired neon

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Another thing we love about Couture Fashion Week is the fact that we get to check out the fresh new trends that will be dominating the fashion glossy pages and shelves in all our fave clothes stores. Donatella Versace re-introduced us to the big, bold world of neon at the Atelier Versace show which took place in Paris a few days ago, which has naturally got us digging out the old pieces in our wardrobes and hunting for fresh new pieces at the same time. Whether you choose to embrace the trend by way of a subtle (but no less wow-some) accessory or go full-on with a loud dress or jumper, we think you’ll find something in our little selection above to convince you to give it a good go. Which piece is your fave? Orange neon ruffle prom dress, £25, Jane Norman available at House of Fraser Pink and white jumper, £202, By Malene Birger available at Stylebop V neck panel jumper, £180, Jaeger available at House of Fraser Neon orange ID leather bracelet, £80, Marc by Marc Jacobs available at My Wardrobe Neon thread necklace, £20, available at Dorothy Perkins Green metallic jacquard trousers, £355, Tibi available at Net a Porter

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Couture Fashion Week highlights from Chanel and Armani Privé

Last Updated on 23rd January 2013 Chanel time! Romantic, sparkly, pure, classic, bold, iconic, revolutionary – all of these words describe the Spring 2013 couture show that took place in the epic Grand Palais in Paris yesterday. There was an abundance of snowy-white pieces that were presented on the catwalk, which was very apt considering the current weather conditions. To finish things off and get people talking, Karl Lagerfeld presented two brides (British Vogue February cover girl Kati Nescher and Ashleigh Good, since you asked) in the finale to show that he is all-for same-sex marriage. And of course no Chanel show would be complete without Karl Lagerfeld’s adorable little godson Hudson Kroenig making an appearance – look how cute and dapper he looks in his white suit! Chanel wasn’t the only big show to take place yesterday though. Armani Privéalso had its moment in the spotlight, as a plethora of pant-suits were presented along with ultra-skinny trousers,  three-quarter length sleeves and pencil skirts. A really wearable collection that seems accessible, but isn’t short of wow factor… lots of fab colours and prints to get excited about, especially the shiny metallic pieces to appeal to your inner magpie. We hope Uma Thurman and Hilary Swank (who sat front row) pick out some good’uns for future red carpet appearances… exciting times!

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Couture Fashion Week highlights from Dior and Giambattista Valli

Last Updated on 22nd January 2013 We always look forward to a Giambattista Valli show regardless of the season, but we were waiting with breath of even more baited proportions for Raf’s (we call him Raf – we like to think of him as our buddy) Christian Dior collection this Couture Fashion Week. We predicted great things for the respective shows, and we weren’t disappointed with the extravagant pieces that floated down the Parisian catwalks. We got a mix of colours and clever layering at Dior, with lots of gowns for celebs to choose from for the upcoming awards season. Although Raf Simons is slowly putting his own signature on the brand, it’s clear to see that he’s respecting and referencing the work of Christian Dior at the same time- why else would the show be taking place in such green surroundings in Paris’ Tuillerie Gardens? Volume was key, which is why there were larger-than-life skirts juxtaposed with slimmer silhouettes and finer tailoring. His vision for the three-piece bar suit was particularly inspiring. Over at Giambattista Valli it was more or less Princess central – or at least high society central. Early scenes from Gossip Girl spring to mind! The full dresses were just as extravagant as we hoped and expected, although we also got some more playful creations this time around with the introduction of mini and midi skirt lengths. Sugary pastels and exquisite, intricate detailing were in abundance, but it’s clear to see that the classic Giambattista Valli girl is spicing things up a bit this season! Stay tuned for more couture delights from the likes of Chanel and Stéphane Rolland.

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Midweek Moodboard: Happy (almost!) Halloween

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 With just one week to go until the big frightful night, we thought we’d help get you get into the Halloween spirit with a few festive – and very fashionable – finds. There’s no need to get dressed up in full-on witches hats and capes, or squeeze yourself into an unflattering pumpkin suit to get into the Halloween spirit… we found some more subtle pieces to cater to your tastes. If outlandish in-your-face costumes are more your style though, we recommend heading to your local party shop where you’ll find an abundance of superhero costumes and more animal ears than you can shake a stick at. We hope you enjoy our stylish selection, with some pieces even being appropriate to wear into the office in the lead-up to the big day. Aranea satin heels, £1145, Christian Louboutin available at Browns Cross earrings, £8, available at Aldo Skeleton embellished leggings, £28, available at Topshop Bat ring, £650, Maria Nilsdotter available at Luisaviaroma Bright orange nail polish, £2.99, GOLD by Giles available at New Look Brass cobweb cuff, £595, Pamela Love available at Browns Devil horns, £6, available at Topshop Grey beanie, £35, available at Lollipops Paris Black shatter nail polish, £11, OPI available at John Lewis Bat t-shirt, £60, Zoe Karssen available at Coggles Creep it real cropped tee, £20, available at Paul’s Boutique Cable pom beanie hat, £12, available at Topshop Skull headphones, £15, Skinnydip available at Republic

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Top stories this week: Daisy Lowe nude and tattooed for JPG, Jennifer Lawrence for Dior and Carine Roitfeld for Harper’s Bazaar

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Daisy Lowe gets naked for Jean Paul Gaultier Jean Paul Gaultier’s third and final design for Diet Coke has finally been unveiled, and it involves a very naked, tattooed Daisy Lowe! Read more here!  Jennifer Lawrence tapped by Dior Miss Dior will say farewell to Mila Kunis and welcome its brand new face Jennifer Lawrence next year! Read more here!  Carine Roitfeld gets a new job! The former ed-in-chief of Vogue Paris has a fresh new role as the Global Fashion Director of Harper’s Bazaar! Read more here!  Tom Ford becomes a dad! Congratulations to Tom Ford and partner Richard Buckley, as the happy couple welcomed their little boy Alexander John Buckley Ford into the world. Read more here!  Designers make Couture for dogs A host of top designers such as Stella McCartney and Henry Holland will each be making a Couture outfit for a dog in aid of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Read more here! Rihanna’s Nude ad revealed Rihanna’s ad campaign for her new fragrance ‘Nude’ has finally been revealed… and it’s safe to say that it’s not quite what we expected. Read more here!   

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Midweek Moodboard: Chanel-inspired tweed

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 We got a fresh dose of tweed at the Chanel spring/summer 2013 show yesterday, which has made us fall in love with it all over again. For those of us who cant afford to stock up on Chanel separates (and let’s face it, that is actually most of us – sob!) there are other alternatives out there on the actual and virtual British High Street – hooray! And, as Karl Lagerfeld has shown us season after season, we know it isn’t just about the tweed jacket… no matter how iconic it is! If you want to mix it up a bit, there are other ways to embrace the tweed trend too so the options are virtually endless! Take a look at some of the tweed pieces that we are currently lusting after. Our autumn/winter wardrobes wouldn’t be complete without a piece of tweed or two! Grey tweed pleated skirt, £30, available at Topshop Pink tweed collarless jacket, £39.99, available at New Look Tweed print skinny jeans, £165, Marc by Marc Jacobs available at Far Fetch Tweed capri pants, £150, J Crew available at Net a Porter Stud tweed cardigan, £42, available at Topshop Wool and leather tweed print top, £294, 3.1 Phillip Lim, available at Far Fetch

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Jennifer Lopez looks divine at the Chanel show in Paris

Last Updated on 2nd October 2012 The Chanel shows during Paris Fashion Week always have an elite crowd in attendance, and today’s spring/summer 2013 show was no exception. Among the impeccably dressed A-list front rowers was Jennifer Lopez, who looked divine in a white Chanel dress with a daring plunging front and see-through cut-out detailing at the back. Jennifer arrived at the show wearing a black cropped jacket to keep out the Parisian chill, but we think it was relatively distracting so we’re glad she promptly took it off when she was inside the lavish Grand Palais. J-lo really was the epitome of the ultimate Chanel woman this morning, with her chic up-do, flawless make-up and of course, matching Chanel handbag. She attended the show with boyfriend Casper Smart and adorable daughter Emme, and we think we spied the four-year-old holding a white Chanel bag. Not at all jealous, honest!  

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Top stories this week: Kanye West cancels PFW show, Georgia May Jagger for Just Cavalli and controversy from Numéro and Dolce and Gabbana

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Kanye West isn’t showing in Paris After showing two collections of his DW by Kanye West line during the past two seasons of Paris Fashion Week, Kanye West is taking a break. Read more here!  Karlie Kloss’s ribs cause controversy Numéro is in trouble for airbrushing over 20-year-old model Karlie Kloss’s ribs… Read more here!  Dolce and Gabbana’s earrings come under fire Some of the earrings in Dolce and Gabbana’s spring/summer 2013 show have been accused of being racist, although the designers insist that their inspiration was far from it. Read more here!  Georgia May Jagger for Just Cavalli British model Georgia May Jagger has yet another ad campaign under her belt, as it was revealed this week that she will be the face of the new Just Cavalli perfume. Read more here!  Valentino to design Anne Hathaway’s wedding dress Looks like Anne Hathaway has chosen a designer to create her wedding dress, and it’s none other than Valentino! Read more here!  Fearne, Holly and Jameela return for Very! Our fave celeb designers Fearne Cotton, Holly Willoughby and Jameela Jamil have just released their latest collections for Very.co.uk, giving us lots of toasty wardrobe options for the autumn/winter season. Read more here!  Celebs get glammed up for the Emmys Another big red carpet night for Tinsel Town, as the celebs got suited and booted for the Emmys! Read more here! 

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Midweek Moodboard: Temperley-inspired lace

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 As we wait somewhat patiently for Paris Fashion Week to kick off, we can’t help but reminisce about some of our favourite shows of London Fashion Week. Seems like ages ago, doesn’t it? Temperley London was without a shadow of a doubt one of our spring/summer 2013 highlights; the soft, intricate lace detailing in particular was to die for. This is why we’ve decided to seek midweek inspiration from Alice Temperley’s phenomenal show and drool over some lace pieces that are currently up for grabs on the high street. None of this waiting for the new season lark – we want them now! Take a look at some of our fave lace pieces below… any of them tempting you? Lace collar top, £38, Oasis available at House of Fraser Danny lace skirt, £49, Goldie available at Topshop Pink sweetheart lace dress, £29.99. available at Dorothy Perkins Lace wrap dress, £99, Kaliko available at House of Fraser Black lace bow clutch, £19.99, Kelly Brook available at New Look Lime lace peplum pencil skirt, £40, available at Topshop

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Top stories this week: Lea Michele for L’Oreal, Haizhen Wang wins Fashion Fringe, plus all the goss from London Fashion Week

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 The London Fashion Week lowdown As you all know, London Fashion Week kicked off last Friday, and we have all the gossip on and off the spring/summer 2013 catwalks! Read more here!  Lea Michele is the new face of L’Oreal Paris The beautiful Lea Michele was announced as the brand new face of L’Oreal Paris, with her first ad campaign apparently set to launch some time next month! Read more here!  Haizhen Wang scoops 2012 Fashion Fringe prize Christopher Bailey announced that the very talented Central Saint Martins graduate Haizhen Wang was this year’s winner of the coveted Fashion Fringe prize! Read more here!  Adele might be teaming up with Burberry We heard through the grapevine this week that Adele might have joined forces with Burberry to work on a plus size collection! Read more here!  Lana Del Rey sings Blue Velvet for H&M We’ve all seen the print campaigns, but now H&M has released a very haunting video commercial of Lana Del Rey singing Bobby Vinton hit Blue Velvet. Read more here!  Ralph Lauren taps plus size model Robyn Lawley As we told you earlier today, 23-year-old Aussie Robyn Lawley has become the first ever plus size model for Ralph Lauren! Read more here! Save the Children launches #BidBoutique There’s only a few more days left to bid on your favourite designer items in the Save the Children #BidBoutique auction. Don’t miss out on your chance to help a fantastic cause and nab some great designer gear in the process! Read more here! 

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Milan Fashion Week SS13 highlights – Part 2

Last Updated on 24th September 2012 We know it’s early days as we still have the rest of Milan Fashion Week and the whole of Paris Fashion Week to look forward to, but we are declaring Moschino one of our favourite collections of the season (so far). Moschino presented somewhat of a “space-age meets sixties and seventies” collection, with more colourful, floral, vivid pieces than you can shake a stick at. The collection went from one extreme to the other in terms of colour (or lack thereof) as in amongst the bright floral pieces were chic monochrome ones that would be totally at home in Karl Lagerfeld’s personal wardrobe. It was also all about the flower power and complex cuts and silhouettes for Prada’s spring/summer 2013 catwalk outing too. The collection appears to have been relatively Japanese inspired if the kitsch, cute, elevated floral embellishments on the garments, silk kimono-style pieces and geisha-red lips on the models are anything to go by. And on a separate note, how Iris Apfel are those glasses on the third model above? Amazing! We’re not too sure where the metallic socks fit in though. A predominantly monochrome colour palette with a bit of bold red thrown in for good measure – how can you go wrong with something so timeless and classic?! Today is a busy day for the Italian fashionistas, as the likes of Versace, Versus and Just Cavalli will be showing their spring/summer 2013 offerings so stay tuned for more updates!

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Top stories this week: Giles Deacon makes cycling stylish, Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibit is coming to the Capital, and Minnie Mouse does London Fashion week

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Giles Deacon collaborates with Sky Ride To get more fashionistas interested in cycling, Giles Deacon has teamed up with Sky Ride and produced two brightly coloured bags that not only attach to your bike, but can be ultra-stylish to carry too! Read more here!  Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibit is coming to London! We kicked off the week with the very exciting news that Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibition – inspired by the book of the same name by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld – would be dropping into London this October. Read more here!  Minnie Mouse is coming to London Fashion Week! Some of London Fashion Week’s finest designers, from the likes of Richard Nicoll, Giles Deacon, Lulu Guinness and more, will be dedicating one item in their collection to the wonderful Minnie Mouse by creating pieces inspired by her! Read more here!   Vogue Paris gets a make-over! The French Fashion Bible has undergone some changes, and what better issue to showcase them in than the September one featuring not one or even two but three big cover stars? Read more here!  Roberto Cavalli for Target is happening!  Good news for all you Aussies – Roberto Cavalli is officially collaborating with Target, so you can get your hands on his creations from as little as $49! Jealous! Read more here!  Meet Lanvin’s “real people” Lanvin’s video campaign for its autumn/winter 2012 collection is finally here, and features all those non-models from the print ads. A great opportunity to meet the stars! Read more here!  Blake Lively eats junk and doesn’t exercise If you want to be depressed/jealous/both… Read more here! 

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Top stories this week: The first of the September issues drop, YSL logo revealed and eBay sponsors Fashion Forward

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 September issues start dropping The fashion glossies are gearing up for the launch of their September issues, with a few already dropping from the likes of Marie Claire UK and Elle UK. Read more here!  eBay named as new Fashion Forward sponsor E-tailer eBay has been announced as the brand new sponsor for the BFC’s Fashion Forward initiative. Read more here!  Kate Moss poses for Rag & Bone To coincide with New York’s Rag & Bone coming to London, the brand has enlisted the help of Kate Moss to pose for its first ever ad campaign. Read more here! YSL rebranding revealed Yves Saint Laurent has finally revealed the new Saint Laurent Paris logo, with it getting a mixed response from fashionistas worldwide… Read more here!  Stella McCartney launches childrenswear line Stella McCartney has yet another collection under her belt – a childrenswear one inspired by her Little Miss character Little Miss Stella. Read more here! 

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Midweek Moodboard: Polka Dots

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 After peeking the Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton collection (and even those Children in Need T-shirts some of our fave designers are creating) we are positively obsessed with all things polka dot right now. Therefore picking a theme to base our Midweek Moodboard on this Wednesday has never been easier. If you think spots are just those pesky things you get on your face when you’re a teenager, then hopefully we can help you change your mind. Minnie Mouse was onto something when she donned that red and white polka dot dress. A fashion icon back then and to this very day; polka dots have never been far from the catwalks of the world and we predict there’ll always be a place for them both on the runway and in our wardrobes. Take a look at some of our current favourite spotty finds: Yellow polka dot playsuit, £15, AX Paris available at House of Fraser Polka dot dress, £34, Wal G available at Topshop Cream peter pan polka dot top, £25, available at Dorothy Perkins Royal blue peplum dress, £24.99, available at Quiz Pop legacy shoes, £30, Abandon available at USC Black and blue polka dot bangle, £31, Marc by Marc Jacobs available at Stylebop

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Tom Ford comes to London, Azzedine Alaia goes to Paris

Last Updated on 10th July 2012 Just yesterday we told you Karl Lagerfeld was coming to London to launch yet another collection in Selfridges, but he isn’t the only designer to get swept up in London 2012 fever. Tom Ford will be opening his first ever British standalone store in London’s Sloane Street (201-206 to be precise), and it will be neighbours with the likes of Gucci, Fendi and Chanel. The exact opening date has yet to be confirmed, but you can still shop his collections in Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nichols, as well as online, in the meantime. Also opening a new store is Azzedine Alaia – and as it will be his first in over 20 years, it’s pretty exciting stuff! His shop, however, will be in Paris, and will sit pretty on the Rue de Marignan (just off Avenue Montaigne where Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior live.) Things are always a big deal where Alaia is concerned – the designer essentially only creates new collections when he feels like it, so we assume he feels the exact same way about stores too. More deets as and when we get them, as always! [Elle]

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Best dressed of the week: Lea Michele in Versace

Last Updated on 8th July 2012 As it was Haute Couture week in Paris, we had a lot of impeccably dressed ladies to choose from for this week’s Best Dressed of the Week prize. However, we decided to go for Glee’s leading lady Lea Michele as she sat front row for the Atelier Versace Couture show. The brunette beauty looked svelte and sexy all round with a figure-hugging bright orange Versace dress and her smooth, sleek locks flowing on her petite shoulders. Awards season confirmed that Lea Michele is a huge fan of the “go big or go home” mantra, but we’re glad she decided to tone it down for the FROW. This appearance proves that she is capable of looking just as breathtaking in something less dramatic; in fact, we think she made such a bold statement that we may even crown this her best look of the entire year. Gorgeous doesn’t even cut it!

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Couture Fashion Week: Christian Dior autumn/winter 2012

Last Updated on 3rd July 2012 Never has a catwalk collection been more anticipated than the Christian Dior Haute Couture autumn/winter 2012 one that took place in Paris yesterday. The first collection shown by John Galliano’s successor was inevitably always going to be, but we don’t think Raf Simons let the nerves get the better of him. The new Creative Director presented a clean, fresh and downright beautiful Haute Couture collection that combined the true essence of the Christian Dior brand with the flare of femininity, romanticism, and contemporary edginess that he brought to Jil Sander. We bet Raf Simons was really feeling the pressure though, as the hottest names in fashion turned up to witness his first show. Donatella Versace, Marc Jacobs, Anna Wintour and Anna Dello Russo were all on the front row watching with very beady eyes! What do you think of Raf Simons’ first duties for Christian Dior?

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Top stories this week: YSL changes its name, Savage Beauty isn’t coming to London and new season ad campaigns start to drop

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Yves Saint Laurent changes its name Perhaps the biggest news this week, and possibly even month, comes from the House of what was formerly known as Yves Saint Laurent. Newly appointed creative director Hedi Slimane will be changing the name of the iconic brand to ‘Saint Laurent Paris’. Read more here! Savage Beauty isn’t coming to the V&A We all thought Alexander McQueen’s retrospective Savage Beauty would eventually be heading to the V&A in London but apparently that won’t be happening now – sad face! Read more here! Kate Moss to cameo in George Michael’s new vid George Michael has apparently asked Kate Moss to make a cameo in his new single, White Light. She may have to share the screen with a zebra though… Read more here! J Crew is opening in London The Olympics will be well and truly over in 2013, but another thing you can look forward to if you’re coming to London is the opening of its first J Crew store! Read more here! Dolce and Gabbana do childrenswear Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are working on a childrenswear line – and it’s going to be an extension of their mainline Dolce and Gabbana collection, so lots of matching mother and daughter opportunities available! Read more here! Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls are the new faces of fashion Hot young models Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls have been dubbed the new faces of fashion by W Magazine. They both appear on individual and very stunning cover for the mag’s July issue. Read more here! Autumn/Winter 2012 ad campaigns drop Some hot autumn/winter 2012 ad campaigns have been dropping this week… Prada showed us its ‘video game’ inspired pictures, while Karlie Kloss got dark, moody and sultry for Jean Paul Gaultier’s […]

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Rate or Slate Jessica Brown-Findlay, Ciara and Paris Hilton’s style efforts?

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 This week’s Rate or Slate takes us to the red, or rather blue carpet at the Prometheus film premiere in London, and leads us to the red carpet fashion parade at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards held in LA, last week. Jessica Brown-Findlay made a blue carpet appearance in an edgy Peter Pilotto peter number, complete with what we like to call ‘sensible’ heels and clutch. Ciara opted for a racy, red Balmain mini (very mini!) and sexy sky-high courts, but her glossy, tousled mane is the real winner here! Socialite Paris Hilton, too, turned up to the MTV Music Awards in a metallic, sequined mini, splashed with crystal embellishment at the neck and hemline. A spiked clutch and black patent pumps completed her look. It’s over to the Style Jury to dissect… Fashion News Ed says: Jessica Brown-Findlay: ‘This is my favourite dress, but don’t think it’s hugely flattering on Jessica which is a shame. The styling is perfect though.’ Ciara: ‘I think someone needs to give Ciara a refresher course on the whole “boobs or legs but never both” rule as she seems to have forgotten. I’d have preferred a slightly lower hemline, but the MTV Movie Awards is one of the few places you can get away with the slightly more daring numbers.’ Paris Hilton: This is very Paris! Nothing new or groundbreaking… she’s a pretty blonde girl wearing a pretty black dress at a star-studded event. It’s neither here nor there but I love the contrast of the dress against her skin and hair.’ You say: ‘Ciara – low cut or hight cut, not both’ – @AsTimeGoesBy via Twitter (On Jessica) ‘Great dress, but makes her look like a wide load.’ (On Ciara) ‘Great hair, but low neckline & high […]

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The Jubilee Weekend Sale Edit!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 The extended weekend to party alongside Queenie has finally arrived, and for those of you suffering from last minute style sweats, read on. Maybe you blew your fashion budget on unnecessarily posh (read: expensive) bunting or, maybe your culinary goddess decided to come out to play, resulting in a rather lavish Jubilee party being held at your residence, at your expense, too! Worry over ladies, because we’ve rounded up this week’s best sale bargains at go-to online shopping destination, shopbop, to ensure not just your freezer, but your fashion cupboard is stocked up, too! In dire need of a last minute look-at-me top or, maybe a statement necklace is just the pick-me-up treat for a hectic (but fun filled) few days ahead. Shop up a fash bargain storm before the 4-day hangover kicks in! T by Alexander Wang Space Dye Racer Tank Dress, £103.16 £74.63 10 Crosby Derek Lam Striped Flounce Skirt, £210.88 £152.54 Dannijo Amalia Necklace, £269.10 £194.79 See by Chloe Contrast Ankle Tie Espadrilles, £158.92 £115 Equipment Signature Python Print Blouse, £141.40 £102.32 camilla and marc Surrender Botanical Print Trousers, £252.97 £183.05 Clover Canyon Geo Scarf Foulard Top, £125.80 £91.06 Splendid Paris Stripe Sweater, £108.93 £78.85 Marc by Marc Jacobs Bars & Bells Cross Body Bag, £193.22 £139.87 Sam Edelman Dante Haircalf Sandals, £97.25 £70.41

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Midweek Moodboard: Jubilee joy!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Oh yes, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration is finally here! It doesn’t just mean an extra day off for us (love you, Lizzie!)… it means celebrating all things British – with a splash of indulgence thrown in there for good measure. Plus, it’s a great rehearsal for getting into the patriotic spirit for the Olympics in a few months!

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Introducing print artist and fashion designer, Gemma Land

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Here at My Fashion Life, we love to advocate new and exciting fashion talent. Looking to the next crop of individuals set to amass a strong fashion following is thrilling, and the fresh design ideas they reflect are a realisation that inspiration can be acquired from absolutely anywhere. Such is the case of print artist and fashion designer Gemma Land, who, after graduating with an MA in Fine Art Photography from the London College of Communication, has gone onto impress the fashion set with her individual take on scarf printing. Having already been awarded the Wolf & Badger Graduate Design Award in 2011 and the Creative Archive Award in 2010, it was the latter that helped kick start Gemma’s design career by launching her debut collection ‘Bourgeois Utopias’ at London and Paris fashion week. Her work was picked up by the industry and featured by coveted publications such as Dazed, Digital Huffington Post and Russian Vogue. For her second collection of photographic silk scarves, ‘The Strawberry Hill Collection’, Gemma took literal inspiration from Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, South London. Emblazoned across the silk scarves in monochrome and colour print, the ‘hallucinogenic’ representation of the stark white Gothic revival dwelling brings a beautifully eerie quality to her work. Speaking exclusively to My Fashion Life about her forthcoming autumn/winter collection, Gemma revealed she would be working with wool for the first time, alongside silk. “The collection prints are inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s novel, The Fall of the House of Usher”, she added. Props to Gemma, because we can certainly picture ourselves swathed gloriously in a silken, picturesque Gothic building! And as for her next collection, we can expect some arresting and somewhat haunting imagery translated into something beautiful. The Strawberry Hill Collection is currently […]

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Top stories this week: Kate Middleton makes lots of public appearances, Irina Shayk comes to London and Victoria Beckham designs a Range Rover

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Kate Middleton makes a welcome return We know she hasn’t really gone anywhere, but it’s been a bit quiet on the Kate Middleton front lately and we’ve missed her. Luckily for us, she made three public appearances in the space of just two days, stepping out in gorgeous ensembles from Matthew Williamson, Rebecca Taylor and Amanda Wakeley. Each one, stunning in its own right! Read more here!

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