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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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Rate or Slate: Olivia Palermo in Zara, Paris Hilton in Alice + Olivia and Jaime Winstone in Giles

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 We’ve got quite the mix of style for this week’s Rate or Slate! Naturally, a little Coachella fashion has been thrown into the mix, alongside what we saw on the red carpet. Ever the indecisive lot, we’re having a little situation with making our minds up on this week’s starlets. Olivia Palermo wore a Zara ensemble to the ‘Safe’ New York Premiere, and chose to recycle some instantly recognisable accessories, including an insanely beautiful vintage Hermes clutch. Extrovert socialite, Paris Hilton, wore her colourful personality in skirt form, as she channelled a boho vibe by opting for the printed Shannon skirt by Alice + Oliva as one of her many Coachella outfits. Teaming with a white bandeau top and fringed statement necklace, Paris’s outfit sure turned heads. Jaime Winstone appeared on the red carpet in an interesting Giles number for the premiere of her latest film, ‘Elfie Hopkins’. Sporting a shaved head as part of her latest role as a soldier in the new series of Mad Dogs, we’re not sure what we think of her latest avatar. It’s over to our discerning Style Jury… Fashion News Ed says: ParisHilton: ‘I know Paris always does this look, but as she does it so well, I can’t really complain. She totally embraced the Coachella theme! Insanely jealous of those rock hard abs, too.’ Olivia Palermo: ‘Olivia is my fave; she hardly ever puts a foot wrong and this is no exception. The accessorising is perfect too… such a babe, as always!’ Jaime Winstone: ‘On first glance, Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress came to mind… There’s nothing wrong with Jaime’s dress per se, I think it’s just a bit ill-fitting and doesn’t really do her any favours. I’ve seen better from her!’ You say: ‘Olivia Palermo […]

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Best Dressed of the Week: Diane Kruger in Derek Lam at the Paris Premiere of Les Adieux à la Reine

It doesn’t take much for this fashion darling to make it onto Best Dressed lists the blogosphere, even the fashion world over. Always immaculately presented; her petite frame has shown off many a drool-worthy designer dress before, and this time round she’s won us over with a very delicious offering from next season. Not that we mere mortals can even get a look in until a further six months down the line; Diane Kruger sported a Derek Lam Fall 2012  black and white printed dress with an embroidered red and black collar at the Paris premiere for her latest film Les Adieux à la Reine (Farewell My Queen), (out March 21). Catwalk preppy cool at its best! Although she skipped a season with her dress choice, Diane completed her look with pumps from Versus Spring 2012 collection pumps, and a delectably summery, wispy side swept do. A muted red on her nails matched the warmth of the red embroidery on her collar, whist her makeup took a neutral direction. One never to stylistically disappoint Diane’s Derek Lam choice was a fun-filled glimpse into next season; a serious colour pallet infused with the print fun and frivolity of spring/summer. Major nods of approval at My Fashion Life HQ!

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Monday Musings: The things rattling our fashion brains on the hardest day of the week

Kanye West returns to Paris Fashion Week Yes! And how hotly anticipated his return is at My Fashion Life HQ, we can’t even begin to tell you. We love a little stir in the fashion cauldron every now and then, and a stir follows wherever controversial hip hop mogul West goes. After a questionable debut last season in Paris, Kanye West is set to shut critics’ mouths by showcasing a second round of his sartorial ‘skills’ on Tuesday. Let’s hope this time the collection is editorial-worthy and doesn’t end up being ‘rap with a capital C.’ Ouch. Lana Del Rey’s wardrobe woes Her voice mesmerises us, but her dress sense is cringes-worthy. It is intolerable. After seeing a picture of Lana arriving at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont sporting her namesake Mulberry bag and wearing a white ruffled dress teamed with unflattering Adidas trainers, we needed a moment to contemplate this style monstrosity. Why Lana?! The Video Games singer clearly needs a lesson in how to channel this season’s athletic trend the right way. Jamie Hince feels ‘awkward’ at fashion shows Kate Moss’s rocker husband squirms in his seat when on the FROW watching what are the best moments in fashion unfold before his eyes. Sat next to his wife – who happens to be the world’s most recognised face – Jamie isn’t too fond of this liberty. We just think your being ungrateful, Mr. Hince. After all, the runway is where your wife made her millions, and quite frankly, we’d give an arm, leg and organ to rub shoulders front row with fashion royalty. There, we said it. Paris Fashion Week: Chanel Fall 2012 show Oh how we can’t wait! Having taken us on an underwater odyssey for spring/summer 2012, will Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld shoot upwards in the opposite direction, and […]

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Monday Musings: The things rattling our fashion brains on the hardest day of the week

The things were mulling over this morning at My Fashion Life HQ…. Hedi Slimane to  replace Stefano Pilati at YSL It’s the classic will he, won’t he situation, and annoyingly took over this fashion weekend in Milan. It’s the fashion we’re here for, not the design house politics! Suzy Menkes put forward a thoroughly exciting piece on the current situation surrounding designer dismissals and admissions; although, we must say how super sad we were to see the uber-talented Raf Simons wave a teary goodbye during his final bow at the Jil Sander show on Saturday. Rigorous reporting Oscars – THE OUTFITS! Yes, you guessed it. Forget who won what, its more who wore what! We can’t wait to read the opinion outpour on who chose to destroy their chances of a sartorial trophy, and who naturally won, again. We’ll be a part of that outpour, too. More of Lupo the royal pup – limelight stealer! Finally, we have someone else upping Kate Middleton in the camera hogging stakes, as the royal couple’s adorable four-month-old cocker spaniel had his first outing in Kensington Gardens, last week. We’re a nation of pet-lovers, as well as obsessive Kate-Mid fanatics, so we’d rather see more of the pair, together, obviously. As per Kate’s usual website crashing antics post public appearance, we suspect a hike in Lupo named pets. We’re hyperventilating over the Marni x H&M lookbook – complete with prices! Prints galore and at price tags we just can’t argue with. If high fashion could fall straight from the catwalk, then the Marni x H&M collection is it. The new look book featuring the entire collection complete with prices is a dream. Coming true on March 8. Paris Fashion Week. That is all. The last day of an opulent Milan Fashion Week is upon us today, […]

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Top stories this week: Angelina Jolie wows at the Golden Globes, London and New York move their fashion week dates, Rihanna stuns in new Armani ads and Vera Wang designs for Blair

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Angelina Jolie steals the show at the Golden Globes While most people you talk to will have different opinions on the best and worst dressed candidates at the Globes, we guarantee everyone will be in agreement that Angelina Jolie was the hands-down winner of the ultimate Best Dressed crown in a stunning Atelier Versace dress. However, she wasn’t the only celeb whose outfit we adored… Read more here!  2013 Fashion Week schedule issues are finally resolved! London and New York have reached an agreement about the ongoing 2013 Fashion Week schedule conflict, and have decided to move their shows a week earlier so that nothing clashes with Milan and Paris.  Read more here! Taylor Swift becomes a Vogue cover girl Anna Wintour has given Taylor Swift her first ever Vogue cover – and what a cover it is too! The country and pop singer is wearing head to toe Rodarte in the whole editorial – could this mean a collaboration is in the pipeline? Read more here! BFC announces Fashion Forward winners Congrats to the wonderful Mary Katrantzou, Henry Holland, Louise Gray and menswear designer James Long, who have all been revealed as the winners of the BFC Fashion Forward sponsorship. Read more here! Rihanna’s smokin’ hot in Armani’s latest ad campaigns! If you thought Rihanna’s debut Armani ads were hot, just wait until you see the new ones! The Bajan singer looks stunnig in the spring/summer 2012 ad campaigns for Armani Jeans and Underwear, switching her blonde crop for darker, flowing, voluminous locks instead. Read more here! Vera Wang designs for Blair Blair Waldorf’s wedding dress designer for her Gossip Girl wedding has finally been revealed as the one and only Vera Wang, who also makes a cameo in the show. Blair’s bridal […]

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2011 in news: 10 things that shook the fashion world this year

Last Updated on 23rd December 2011 Among the clinking glasses of endless mulled wine toasts, pre-Christmas mince pies and secret peeling of presents under the Christmas tree, there’s just one more thing left to do this year: reminisce. 2011 has been a significant year for the fashion world. Craze-inducing collaborations, a royal wedding remembered more for the dress than the extra public holiday and fashion losses so large the entire industry collectively wept. And what have we done with all that? Rounded it up, of course. Below, we bring you fashion’s best and most moments shocking of 2011. 1. The royal wedding dress April 29th will forever be marked in our minds as a date that made unparalleled fashion history. Alexander McQueen’s creative head, Sarah Burton, was spotted entering the Goring Hotel merely hours before the royal wedding took place, sparking rumours she’d designed the dress. Indeed, she was bestowed with this burdensome duty and boy, did she deliver! The exquisite appliquéd lace dress acquired Burton deserved acclaim in the fashion world, culminating in an unsurprisingly big win at the British Fashion Awards last month.  A big year for Sarah Burton – an even bigger year for fashion. 2. John Galliano – Dismissal from Dior and namesake label Probably the most gulp-inducing, tear-jerking headline to emerge from the fashion world this year was the dismissal of Dior design master, John Galliano. Arrested in a Parisian cafe after allegedly assaulting and racially abusing a couple using anti-Semitic remarks, the allegations against the couture creator were all founded in court, resulting in his rapid fall though the echelons of the very industry that homed him. His immediate suspension from Dior, and later from his namesake label, sparked an emotional outcry amongst Galliano’s closest industry friends. Whilst the hunt for his replacement is […]

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Top stories this week: Stella comes to London Fashion Week, Sir Philip Green announces closure of several arcadia stores, Miu Miu ad banned and MORE!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Stella McCartney comes to London Fashion Week Good news guys – after more than 10 years of showing only exclusively at Paris Fashion Week, our Stella is returning to our UK shores to show her collection of dresses at our very own London Fashion Week. It’s her first time showing on home turf, and we’re expecting to be blown away…Read more here!  Sir Philip Green announces closure of over 250 high street stores A drop in profits and a mild winter have hit our fave high street stores hard. Sir Philip Green has announced leases should be reviewed on over 250 stores; the recession bites, and even our beloved Topshop suffers! Read more here!  Miu Miu in hot water with Advertising Standards Authority Hailee Steinfeld, the 14-year-old star of Miu Miu’s latest campaign has caused some controversy, with the Advertising Standards Authority pulling one particular ad from one of the most talked about campaigns of the season. Read more here! McQ comes to London Fashion Week and opens a flagship store in Mayfair Alexander McQueen this week announced plans to showcase its younger McQ collection with a catwalk presentation during London Fashion Week. Excited? We are! Read more here! Versace for H&M – back for another season! Didn’t snag your piece of Versace’s exclusive range for H&M? Well fear not, we’ve got the details on how to bag this collection along with news on a second collaboration between the brands. Read more here! Valentino… coming to a computer screen near you! Our favourite Italian Atelier on a downloadable desktop application? Yes, please! Introducing ‘The Garavani Virtual Museum’… Read more here! Turn your tweets into art with the help of four fab British illustrators! Love twitter? Like art? Then make sure you don’t miss Create my Tweet between the 22nd and 25th November. Read more here!

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McQ comes to London Fashion Week and opens a flagship store in Mayfair

Last Updated on 23rd November 2011 Could the next London Fashion Week in February be the best one ever? Just yesterday, we announced that Stella McCartney would be coming home to hold a fashion presentation during London Fashion Week, and today another fashion house has revealed that it is bringing one of its brands to London. For the first time since the brand launched, Alexander McQueen will be showcasing its younger McQ collection with a catwalk presentation during London Fashion Week, although the mainline collection will continue to show at Paris Fashion Week. The catwalk show will coincide with the McQ flagship store that is due to open in London’s Mayfair (at 14 Dover Street, to be exact) in the spring. A four storey Georgian townhouse – with 273 square metres of retail space – has been transformed to house the collection which offers womenswear, menswear and accessories.

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Are the Beckhams moving to Paris?

Last Updated on 5th June 2016 David Beckham’s five-year LA Galaxy contract is due to expire at the end of the year (didn’t all those years go quickly?), but he is showing no signs of resigning, taking a break or even slowing down, as he’s apparently already in talks to sign an 18-month contract with Qatari-owned Paris St Germain at the start of the new year.

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Best dressed of the week: 11/11/11

Well what a week it’s been for celebrity style! First there was Lady Gaga with her bright orange jumpsuit and Little Mermaid parasol (yes, really). Then, young Selena Gomez stunned us all with her amazing dress from Marchesa, proving, if she hasn’t already, that she’s definitely one to watch in the style stakes. Of course, Jennifer Lopez didn’t disappoint at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, and turned the glamour up to full notch in a gorgeous Atelier Versace gown. And finally, the lovely Amber Heard impressed us by keeping things simple in a sumptuous navy blue dress by Stella McCartney at the Paris premiere of new film The Rum Diary. We love them all, naturally, but who gets your crown as best dressed of the week? It’s a tough one to call, but for that beautifully created dress and spot-on hair and makeup, our vote goes to Selena Gomez – but it’s not down to us. Vote for your favourite in the poll below! [poll id=”234″]

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What we really thought of Kanye West’s first fashion collection

Last Updated on 20th October 2013 I must admit that, perhaps unlike others, when I first heard Kanye West was launching a womenswear line, I was rather excited. Not excited in the way that Miu Miu’s glitter boots send me into total sartorial meltdown, or in the same way that the fashion world is waiting to hear who’s replacing Galliano, but in a way that I’m utterly intrigued and entertained by the idea that a jumped-up hip hop star who likes floor-length fur coats and excessive bling could make a go of it in another competitive creative industry. Of course I had my doubts – one only has to look at Lindsay Lohan’s disastrous streak at Emanuel Ungaro to see that celebrity lines are ill-fated – but I also had hopes of having another Victoria Beckham surprise that sent the industry spinning on the very tables it turns on. And so it was that Kanye West presented his first fashion collection at Paris Fashion Week on Saturday. He chose Lycée Henri IV, the prestigious public secondary school in the capital’s Latin quarter, to debut his designs, and invited an impressive list of no more than 100 guests who would sit on two single rows either side of the runway. For all Kanye’s egotistical ways, it was a humble beginning to his career in fashion, and had his collection lived up to the calibre of its high-profile audience – Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld, Alexander Wang, Ciara and the Olsen twins all sat front row – this could have been quite the fashion moment. Unfortunately, Kanye’s collection was everything it shouldn’t have been, but it wasn’t without effort. The hip-hop star – a regular fashion front-rower and fan, let’s not forget – seeked advice from London designer Louise Goldin after his attempt […]

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How many suitcases does Rachel Zoe need for Paris?

Last Updated on 5th June 2016 Apparently Rachel Zoe doesn’t take too well to packing lightly, if this picture of her poor hubby pulling along a whole trailer of luggage on arrival in Paris is anything to go by. Paris Fashion Week does, of course, require a more discerning approach to packing, but 11 bags and suitcases and two Louis Vuitton duffel bags for one week’s stay in the city is excessive by anyone’s standards. “Final stop..Paris via Eurostar train..@rbermanus is hating me right now..xoRZ,” Zoe tweeted at the weekend. Yes, let’s look at Berman, who through gritted teeth is probably wishing he didn’t marry a super-stylist-cum-designer right now. Still, just think of all the outfits in there! The ridiculously high heels! The fierce faux fur! We’ll recap just what she assembled from her baggage soon. [Styleite]

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Top stories this week: Rihanna poses for Armani, Cheryl Cole designs shoes, Kate Moss launches Rimmel lipsticks and MORE!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 First look: Rihanna’s Armani ads That sultry looking woman oozing sex appeal in the picture above? That’s Rihanna posing for Armani. Whilst we’re still getting used to her new blonde pixie crop, we can’t help but drool over the rest of the campaign ads – she’s smoking hot! Take a look at the full campaign here. Cheryl Cole is launching her first shoe collection! After her exit from the US X Factor and a few months living as a hermit, it hasn’t been a great year for Cheryl. So we perked up a bit when we saw that she’s collaborating with Stylist Pick to create a capsule collection of shoes for her design debut, and all just in time for Christmas. Read more here! First look: Victoria Beckham’s diffusion line Victoria Beckham has been playing with the big boys this year, in terms of fashion, anyway. After gaining an elusive big-scale slot at New York Fashion Week, she’s also launching a diffusion line, Victoria by Victoria Beckham. The line features scalloped edges and fun prints, and is actually affordable, by comparison. See all the styles from her new line here! Mulberry celebrates 40th birthday in New York Iconic British brand Mulberry has migrated across the pond, opening a flagship store in New York. And to celebrate its 40th birthday, the luxury label threw a star-studded rooftop bash! Take a look at the pictures from the party here! Kate Moss launches lipstick collection for Rimmel To celebrate 10 years at Rimmel, Kate Moss has teamed up with the beauty brand on a limited edition line of lipsticks, inspired by her seven favourite shades. Naturally, there was a suitably starry launch party to kick-start the collection – and yes, Kate did arrive in a helicopter. Watch […]

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London Fashion Week SS12: Paul Costelloe

Last Updated on 16th September 2011 Who: Paul Costelloe What: 1960’s Paris – swing dresses, voluminous silhouettes and youthful elegance. Pieces punctuated with luxurious layers of fabric, especially silk, are given extra life with tailored flirty frills. The palette remains neutral, often pearly, but is punched with coral, pink and mint green for Parisian edge. Highlights: teeny-tiny babydoll dresses, balloon sleeves and skirted dresses, button-up skirt suits, and a Sixties belted shirt dress. Lowlights: fussy frills and ruffles became repetitive and, at times, overpowering. Overall: If sticking to a theme like glue sticks to paper was his aim, Paul Costelloe certainly deserves a medal next season. For spring, his girl has a taken a decidedly youthful turn, played out in feminine, flowing dresses with flirty touches. The Sixties Hollywood classic, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, was Costelloe’s inspiration, and it’s evident in Sixties babydoll dresses, some high-necked with exaggerated puff sleeves and others scooping softly lower. Elements of vintage Parisian style seep through, most notably in coral and mint metallic splashes, but the palette remained unashamedly neutral, with pearly whites and creams taking centre stage. It’s elegant, innocent and shamefully pretty, but with enough frills to fill a frou-frou wedding, it errs a little too far on the sweet side. Watch Paul Costelloe’s spring/summer 2012 below:

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Top stories this week: Kate Moss weds in Galliano, Victoria Beckham launches diffusion line, Bill Gaytten named creative director at Galliano AND MORE!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013   Kate Moss weds in Galliano And so the blushing bride did indeed wear John Galliano on her big day. Despite his recent antics, it hasn’t affected Moss and Galliano’s 20 year friendship, and she commissioned him to create her wedding dress. Well, Kate isn’t exactly in possession of a squeaky clean social record either, right? Read more here! Victoria Beckham launches diffusion line: Victoria by Victoria Beckham She may not be so easy on hubby Beckham’s pocket, but Victoria Beckham’s definitely going easy on ours, thanks to the launch of her new diffusion line: Victoria by Victoria Beckham. Set to retail for spring 2012, the dresses are aimed at a younger audience with a decidedly playful direction – expect prices between $550 (£350) and $900 (£570). Read more here! Bill Gaytten new creative director at Galliano The man who worked alongside Galliano for 23 has been selected to fill his shoes as creative director at John Galliano. Although Bill Gaytten’s official title is yet to be released, the 51-year-old designer has been overseeing the design team and even took the final bow after the label’s menswear show last Friday. Read more here! We won Handbag’s Online Fashion Awards! Indeed, we proudly announced earlier this week that we’d scooped the prize for Best Independent Magazine Site in Handbag’s Online Fashion Awards! And excuse our over-excitement, but it’s such an honour that we kind of feel like we’ve accepted an Oscar! Read more on our victory here! Vera Wang to design Kim Kardashian’s wedding dress Famous for slipping her curves into body-con dresses and leaving, well, little to the imagination, Kim Kardashian has turned all fairytale-princess with her choice of wedding dress. Meeting with the legend that is Vera Wang at the designer’s NYC bridal […]

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Weekly round-up

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Find out how St Pancras train station is getting a fashionable makeover, what the latest fashion campaigns look like, and how John Galliano showed a spring/summer 2012 menswear collection in Paris… Check out the racy magazine Nicola Formichetti distributed at the Mugler fashion show in Paris this week – The Cut Find out what the new Chanel Fall nail polish’s look like for autumn – Refinery29 Read how St Pancras train station is set to become a stylish, designer shopping destination – Vogue UK See the latest autumn/winter 2011 fashion campaigns all nicely rounded up – Telegraph And finally, read how John Galliano showed a spring/summer 2012 menswear collection in Paris on Friday night – Fashionista

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Top stories this week: Angelina’s Vuitton campaign, Emma Watson’s US Vogue cover, Lady Gaga’s Edge of Glory video and MORE!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 First Look: Angelina Jolie’s Louis Vuitton campaign After much speculation, Angelina Jolie is the new face of Louis Vuitton – and the luxury label released her first ‘Core Values’ campaign this week. Shot in Cambodia – where she adopted son Maddox – by Annie Leibovitz, Ange sits bare-footed on a wooden boat, next to her own monogrammed tote of six years. Read more here! Lily Allen’ wear wedding dress by Delphine Manivet and reveals she’s pregnant Last Saturday saw Lily Allen tie the knot with beau Sam Cooper – and not in a Chanel wedding dress. Lily stunned in a cleverly constructed lace empire gown from Parisian designer Delphine Manivet. Clever, we say, as it was designed to conceal her slight pregnancy bump. New hubby Sam revealed the exciting news that Lily’s expecting at the wedding breakfast. Read more here! WATCH: Lady Gaga’s new Edge of Glory video Lady Gaga is back again with her new and surprisingly stripped-back video for new single, Edge of Glory. No dance routine, no mob of monsters, and only two outfit changes; we won’t ruin the surprise totally, so check the video out for yourself here! Emma Watson stars as US Vogue’s July cover girl Worth a staggering £20million, and probably the most successful 21-year-old walking the earth’s surface right now, Emma Watson has truly fulfilled her star purpose – by landing US Vogue’s July cover. Wearing a stunning dress from Prada’s autumn/winter 2011 collection and dramatically dark lips, this appearance firmly marks her position as a fashionable force to be reckoned with across the pond. Read more here! Natalie Portman gives birth to a baby boy! Natalie Portman and fiancé Benjamin Millepied have become proud parents to a beautiful baby boy after the actress gave birth earlier this […]

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Top stories this week: DVF designs for Gap Kids, Cheryl Cole auctions her dresses, Kate Middleton’s wedding dress goes on public display and MORE!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Cheryl Cole auctions 20 of her favourite dresses for charity Our most famous Geordie export will be auctioning her much envied wardrobe on ASOS Marketplace, starting June 13. Outfits include those she graced our TV screens in on X Factor and during her Girls Aloud heydays, and all money raised will go towards The Cheryl Cole Foundation which helps underprivileged young people in the North East of England. Read more here! Helen Bonham Carter is the new face of Marc Jacobs Helena Bonham Carter is the surprising new face of Marc Jacobs. The 45-year-old, who’s better known for wearing mismatched shoes at this year’s Golden Globes, is famed for her eccentric dress sense, but she’s landed the prime position starring in Marc Jacobs’ new campaign for AW11. Read more here! Kanye West designs his own clothing collection for spring 2012 “Stylemaker of the Year” and outspoken rapper Kanye West is set to launch his own clothing collection in Paris this year. Having already set up camp in the fashion capital, he will show his collection in a ‘presentation’ style show this September. Read more here! Diane Von Furstenberg ia launching a collection for GapKids Bright colour and print extraordinaire Diane Von Furstenberg is set to unleash her creativity on the youngest of aspiring fashionables: kids! The designer is marking her first foray into childrenswear with a capsule collection for Gap Kids and babyGap, with the pieces set to hit stores worldwide and online next year. Read more here! BFC Newgen sponsorship winners have been announced The super talented David Koma, Holly Fulton, Louise Gray and Michael Van der Ham have all been chosen to receive this season’s BFC Newgen catwalk sponsorship to show during September’s London Fashion Week for spring/summer 2012. To see the rest of the […]

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Top stories this week: Mario Testino for Kate Moss’s wedding, Carine Roitfeld’s first Chanel campaign, Naomi Campbell’s complaint against Cadbury and MORE!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Mario Testino will photograph Kate Moss’s entire wedding July 2nd will see photography legend Mario Testino take to the lens once again, but for purposes other than a fashion shoot – supermodel Kate Moss has commissioned Testino to shoot her entire wedding. Read more here! John Galliano’s namesake men’s line to show at Paris Amidst all his trial preparation chaos, John Galliano’s design team are still holding up as they plan to show his namesake men’s line at Paris Men’s Fashion Week on June 24th.Read more here! First look: Carine Roitfeld’s Chanel campaign We reported back in April that Carine had just completed her styling stint for Chanel’s AW11 campaign, and now we’ve got a sneak peek of her fabulous work. Shot with Karl Lagerfeld’s favourite model, Freja Beha Erichsen, take a look at the ads here! Naomi Campbell taking legal action against Cadbury Controversial super Naomi Campbell is taking legal action against the chocolate giant Cadbury for alleged racism embedded in their latest campaign comparing her to a chocolate bar, with the campaign slogan reading “Move over Naomi, there’s a new diva in town”. The supermodel is said to be exploring “every available option” to take action against the images that appeared in supermarkets and national newspapers. Read more here! Lily Allen unveils debut fashion collection Lily, along with her sister Sarah Owen, has finally unveiled her vintage-inspired fashion collection, Lucy in Disguide. Key pieces include Seventies jumpsuits, Twenties beaded flapper dresses, Fifties full skirted looks and cute dresses through the decades. Read more here! Roksanda Ilincic launches capsule collection for Debenhams Roksanda Ilincic is launching a brand new diffusion line, RI by Roksanda Ilincic, for high street department store Debenhams as part of its Edition tag. The capsule collection consist sof sumptuous evening […]

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Top stories this week: Hannah MacGibbon leaves Chloe, Galliano’s trial date revealed, Dolce & Gabbana store raided and MORE!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Hannah MacGibbon leaves Chloé After months of speculation, creative director Hannah MacGibbon has stepped down from her role at Chloé. But unlike recent designer departures, MacGibbon’s successor has been announced immediately as ex Pringle of Scotland designer, Clare Waight Keller.  Read more here! Dolce & Gabbana Bond Street store raid Dolce & Gabbana is the latest name to have suffered at the hands of London’s West End smash-and-grab robbers. Fleeing with merchandise of an unquantifiable sum, the robbers raided the luxury label’s Bond Street store around 10pm on Tuesday evening. It follows a string of raids recently witnessed by designer stores across London, but police are insisting it is too early to establish whether it is the same gang that is striking these stores. Read more here! John Galliano’s trial date revealed Having delivered news on John Galliano’s post-Dior dismissal antics hot of the press to you, we can now reveal that his trial date has been set at June 22 in Paris. He will stand before a court of law on account of his alleged anti-Semitic remarks made publicly towards a couple in a Paris café. Read more here! Rachel Zoe presents second collection for resort 2012 Style maven and celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe presented the second collection for her signature clothing line for resort 2012, which has a generous hint of Seventies inspiration throughout. Unsurprisingly, it’s full of stuff she’d wear and is style on a model that looks just like her. Check it out here! Carine Roitfeld to style V Magazine’s September issue Carine Roitfeld has been commissioned to style V magazine’s September issue, after styling the lush Jude Law for its cover issue back in 1999. Spreading her Parisian magic in good measure, the former Vogue Paris E-I-C seems to love her […]

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Weekly round-up

Find out what crazy hair-raising outfit Lady Gaga has been wearing around London this week, what a cool pair of glow-in-the-dark jeans would actually look like, and why Kate Moss is the subject of a new exhibition in Paris… Check out the best dressed celebs of the week, including the gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – SkyShowbiz Read how Kate Moss is the subject of a new exhibition held in Paris’ Galerie de L’Instant, showcasing some of her most iconic photographs – Vogue UK See how Lady Gaga has been walking around London town in a white circular dress and black veil – The Cut Check out the coolest glow-in-the-dark jeans, courtesy of Naked & Famous – Refinery29 And finally, read how Christopher Bailey could lose his title as Graduate Fashion Week unfolds – The Telegraph

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Beyonce’s busting out the designer labels in Paris

If you didn’t know Paris was the style capital of the world, you could have made a darn good guess after Beyonce’s visit last week. On a brief break in the City of Light with hubby Jay-Z, the couple made more than their fair share of rare public appearances doing regular things like eating and shopping, but they mixed it with some irregular stuff that only the rich can do like wear a different designer outfit every day from collections that aren’t even available yet and pose for upcoming issues of fashion glossies (she’s wearing Gucci for Harper’s Bazaar above, FYI). Good old Bey, when she’s back, she sure as hell lets you know it. See below for five of the fab outfits she showcased on her trip, and tell us which is your favourite look in the poll below. Isabel Marant AW10 We already raved about Beyonce’s printed silk dress from Isabel Marant’s AW10 collection, which she expertly paired with McQueen fishbone platforms and a black crocodile Balmain bag, but it’s well worth a second mention here. Roland Mouret Next outing, next outfit, this time a black dungaree romper by Roland Mouret teamed with artfully messy hair and a pair of strappy platforms for a chic stroll along the streets. Marc Jacobs AW11 Taking a decidedly lady-like direction, Bey opted for a green and red polka dot dress from Marc Jacobs’ AW11 collection to celebrate Easter, this time swapping statement footwear for a pair of classic Louboutin pumps and her trusty Balmain bag. Isabel Marant AW11 Another look from Isabel Marant, this time a dusty pink leather jacket from the French label’s AW11 collection that she teamed with casual cargo shorts and those Daffodil Louboutins for a sleek everyday look (save the 6.5 inch heels). Balmain Probably our least […]

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Is Carine Roitfeld designing her own fashion label?

Last Updated on 26th April 2011 Over the weekend, part-time model and self-described ‘young business woman,’ Amber Atherton, let loose a whole new wave of rumours after she tweeted the above picture, sparking off a menagerie of wagging tongues all wondering whether Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld has actually designed her own clothing label.

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Beyonce’s fabulous fashion comeback

Hello, who is this hot honey blonde we see? Why, it’s only Beyonce! Despite the odd appearance at a basketball game, Beyonce’s largely steered clear of the spotlight for some time, but we for one are super pleased to see she’s back and looking better than ever. Showing off her newly blonde locks, she left restaurant L’Avenue at the Meurice Hotel in Paris with husband Jay-Z last week looking utterly fabulous. We love her sexy draped printed dress complete with waist cinching black sash and matching crock handbag. She chose gold sandals that perfectly complimented her honey coloured skin and the metallic flashes in the dress – and, of course, no celeb outfit is complete with the obligatory pair of sunglasses. And judging by the size of that rock on her left hand, things are still go swimmingly with her hunky hubby. Good to have you back, B! [poll id=”95″]

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Top stories this week: Mulberry’s Coachella poolside party, Sarah Burton tipped to succeed Galliano, Kate Middleton’s dress designer denials and MORE!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Mulberry’s BBQ pool party at Coachella: With Coachella fever taking over the style stakes last weekend, Mulberry creative director Emma Hill decided to take it up a notch or 10 by hosting an impromptu poolside BBQ party at Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, California. Sunny climes, Mulberry-dripping A-listers and a crazy concoction of foods and wonderful cocktails to keep the party going – this undoubtedly was the hippest hoodang in town! Read more here! Libulela’s Sophie Cranston denies designing the royal wedding dress: With much gossip circulating earlier in the week around Libulela’s Sophie Cranston being honoured the commission to design Kate Middeton’s wedding dress, this story too – like many before it – has fallen flat on its face.  Read more here! Tomasso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi booted out from Gianfranco Ferre: Gianfranco Ferre’s creative directors Tomasso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi have departed from the Italian label. The designer duo reportedly received the red card from Paris Group, the brand’s new owners, amidst speculation that the label’s recent poor performance and dip in sales are to blame. Read more here! Is Sarah Burton next in line at Dior? Alexander McQueen’s Creative Director, Sarah Burton, is the latest recruit to the already overstretched list of names proposing John Galliano’s successor at Dior. Burton is hotly tipped to take place as Dior’s creative director in a line-up pitching Riccardo Tisci, Tom Ford, Hedi Slimane, Olivier Theyskens, Nicolas Ghesquière, Alber Elbaz, Haider Ackermann and Prabal Gurung all as hopefuls. Read more here! First look: Pamela Love for Topshop: American designer Pamela Love brings her South and Native American-inspired charm to the British high street with her debut jewellery collection for Topshop. Inspired by images of 1970’s gypsy rockers, Love’s creations depict an off-hand earthy feel, captured perfectly […]

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Top stories this week: Christophe Decarnin leaves Balmain, Carine Roitfeld collaborates with Chanel, Fashion Fringe and MORE!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Christophe Decarnin parts ways with Balmain After stamping his signature rock style at Balmain for five years as creative director, Chritophe Decarnin has left the French fashion house. Rumours started stirring soon after Decarnin’s notable absence from the label’s autumn/winter 2011 show in March. Decarnin will always be remembered for his ingenious design ethic, and as of yet, his successor remains a mystery. Read more here! Free styling advice from the trendy Olsen twins The trend-setting twins are set to launch their very own website, Stylemint.com. The venture will allow members to receive personal styling advice with the help of short quizzes and tailored wardrobe recommendations, and will also feature videos of the twins going about their daily working lives. Read more here! Carine Roitfeld styled Chanel’s autumn/winter 2011 campaign The ex-Vogue Paris editrix sure knows how to keep her fashion cogs well-oiled. Having recently served as guest editor for Barney’s alongside styling the store’s autumn/winter campaign, Roitfeld has just completed a stint at Chanel, styling the label’s autumn/winter 2011 campaign. Talk about getting stuck in. Read more here!  My Fashion Life – The Boutique is now open! It’s finally arrived! The go-to boutique for the perfect wardrobe update, we’ve traipsed around the hottest e-tailers and selected our favourite picks of the season. Shop shoes, summer dresses, accessories and more – minus the tedious screen-hopping! Read more here and indulge in unadulterated sartorial bliss (and no, we’re not one bit biased)! Claudia Schiffer and Roland Mouret announced as judges for Fashion Fringe 2011 Claudia Schiffer and Roland Mouret are the new judges at this year’s Fashion Fringe. They’ll be joined by Anne Pitcher from Selfridges, Roy Peach from the London College of Fashion and Bel Jacobs from the Metro as they look out for […]

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Top Stories this Week: Carine Roitfeld at Barneys, Gaga’s spiky cheekbones, Elizabeth Taylor’s memorable moments and more!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79 – Memorable Style: March 23rd saw the last of the Hollywood greats peacefully depart from this world. Hollywood’s most iconic face and the epitome of glamour, Elizabeth Taylor, died aged 79 in L.A due to congestive heart failure. She perfectly embodied sex appeal and style at the height of her career; revisit Elizabeth’s most memorable style moments here.  Carine Roitfeld to guest edit for Barneys: Just as swift and sudden her exit was from Vogue’s Parisian headquarters, Carine Roitfeld wasted no time in making her intentions clear about where she is headed. Enter American superstore Barneys, which will play to home to Roitfeld’s creative inclinations as she is set to become the store’s guest editor and stylist for autumn/winter 2011-12. Get the scoop on her latest glamorous undertaking here.  Mary Katrantzou lands at Net-A-Porter: The Athens-born designer’s highly anticipated SS11 collection has arrived at luxury online shopping site Net-a-Porter. Katrantzou’s design aesthetic is heavily influenced by digital print inspired by the art of trompe l’oeil. Read the full story here.  Kate and Wills to rock the Royal Carriage: As the old adage goes, history repeats itself. Prince William and Kate Middleton are set to leave Westminster Abbey in the very 1902 State Landau carriage that carried William’s parents in 1981. Revel in more Royal wedding plans here.  Lady Gaga turns the spiky cheek: There is actually nothing gaga that Lady Gaga hasn’t already attempted – until now. ‘Mother Monster’ went one step further and turned the other – spiky – cheek with her latest DIY facial experiment to enhance her cheek bones; the new get-up she has been using to promote her album Born This Way . Read more about her prosthetic venture here.

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Get The Look: Alexa Chung Fashion Week special

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Fashion Weeks across the four fashion capitals came to an end last week, bringing with them a fabulous host of AW11 offerings to lust after – not to mention providing the perfect opportunity for celebs to show off their most fashionable of outfits on the front row. And that’s where fashion favourite Alexa Chung comes in. A professional Frow-er, the model-come-presenter showcased a stunning selection of outfits at this season’s shows, and we’ve picked our favourites to recreate for you. See our top picks below to get Alexa’s fab front row style… Premium leather trousers, £250, available at Topshop. BUY NOW!; Ami Dans La Rue sweater, $107.50, available at shopbop. BUY NOW!; Leather saddle bag, £30, available at ASOS. BUY NOW!; Clarks Originals desert boot, £99, available at ASOS. BUY NOW! Whilst attending the Burberry show in London, Alexa opted for chic understated style – something she pulls off oh so well. Head over to Topshop to emulate her effortless edge with these stunning leather skinnies. Add a blue cable sweater from Shopbop and a turquoise saddle bag from ASOS, and you’re good to go. Isabella Oliver breton jumper dress, £95, available at Isabella Oliver. BUY NOW!; Warehouse mac, £85, available at House of Fraser. BUY NOW!; Fiorelli cross body bag, £35, available at Debenhams. BUY NOW!; Clarks Originals desert boot, £99, available at ASOS. BUY NOW! Next up at the Topshop Unique show, Ms. Chung chose to wear a classic British ensemble of breton stripes and a trench. To ooze English heritage chic like Alexa, pop over to House of Fraser to bag yourself this quintessential beige trench by Warehouse and layer over this breton striped dress from Isabella Olivier. Cream crochet kimono dress, £48, available at Topshop. BUY NOW!; Cotton melange tights, […]

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John Galliano was absent from his presentation in Paris

Last Updated on 7th March 2011 After John Galliano was fired from his creative director post at Christian Dior last week for making anti-Semitic remarks, it was unsure whether or not the designer’s own AW11 collection – owned by Dior parent company LVMH – would go ahead at Paris Fashion Week or not. In the end, company executives decided on a low-key event, and held the small scale presentation at a townhouse in Paris’ moneyed Avenue Foch, where just 19 looks were showcased to press and buyers. The show itself was a somewhat sorry affair, and with Galliano understandably absent from the proceedings, the viewing was accompanied by music from Adele’s Rolling in the Deep and Coldplay’s Viva La Vida, with lyrics such as ‘We could have had it all’ and ‘I used to rule the world’ adding to the somber mood of it all. The models were dressed in signature Galliano gowns, with layered tweed jackets, pared-down pencil skirts, pleated sundresses, fur trimmed parkas and floral centrepieces – all finished off with distinctive bow shaped lipstick and dark smoky eyes, reports The Daily Mail. The New York Times shared this view on the show, adding, “typically Galliano, [a] mix of romantic dresses, a loosely draped mint kimono with black lace appliqué, a black vinyl trench and a silk halter dress.” But with Galliano now rumoured to be in rehab in Arizona, his future – and his brand’s – still seems an undecided one. See the looks from what might be his final collection below…

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Weekly Round-up

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 See Dolce and Gabbana’s collection handbags for autumn/winter 2011, find out why Blake Lively had to miss the Chanel show in Paris, and hear how Lady Gaga bought the entire Mugler AW11 collection… Take a peek at what Dolce and Gabbana’s latest handbag collection for AW11 looks like – Purseblog Sienna and Savannah Miller are launching a new Twenty8Twelve pop-up store in Selfridges this weekend – Vogue UK And why Blake Lively had to miss her front row spot at Chanel’s AW11 show – Elle UK Delve into the style of this week’s worst dressed celebs – SkyShowbiz Move over Anna Dello Russo, Lady Gaga bought the entire Mugler Fall 2011 collection at Paris Fashion Week (in every colour) – Fashionista

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Lunchtime buy: Wildfox ‘I Love Paris’ T-shirt

Celebrities have for a long time have deemed slogan tees the easiest way to get their message across, and the best do it with Wildfox. You may already be aware of Wildfox’s cheeky and playful designs, worn by the likes of Beyonce, Megan Fox, Cheryl Cole and an endless list is endless of stars, but it’s time to adopt the attitude yourself. As Paris Fashion Week kicks off today, why not say what’s on everybodys mind with this white ‘I love Paris’ tee? Comfortable yet cool, throw it on with tuxedo trousers and heels for an original evening look and wear with denim shorts when the weather warms up. Go on, make like the stars and say it with a slogan. Wildfox ‘I love Paris’ T-shirt, £58, available at Matches. BUY NOW!

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Our Parisian Extravaganza with Ford Ka

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Ah, memories. Thursday afternoons are for reminiscing, and we’ve got a lot to reminisce about – like last Friday, for example. You may or may not have heard, but last week we took our Discover a Style You’ll Love competition winner on a fleeting, fashionable trip to Paris thanks to Ford Ka and Toni & Guy, and it’s about time we shared what we got up to on our shopping extravaganza. Following a fail-safe recommendation from our friend Esteban Cortezar, we took a well-paced stroll around the streets of Paris’s trendy Les Marais, stopping only for a one-glass-too-many lunch at a kitsch French cafe for an authentic feast of bread, cheese and meat before hitting the boutiques. Two hours, £1,000 and several bags of A.P.C later – we’re nothing if not savvy – we and our winner, Di, were armed with a wardrobe’s worth of vintage and designer goodies, and the rest, as they say, is sartorial history. Lunch, anyone? Our thanks to Ford Ka and Toni & Guy for involving us in such a fun campaign, and, of course, Chris, our tired but tolerant videographer….

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Emmanuelle Alt reveals plans for Vogue Paris

Since the announcement was made that Emmanuelle Alt will be replacing Carine Roitfeld as the new editor-in-cheif at Vogue Paris, the fashion world has been in a mind-boggling frenzy – where will she take the magazine? How much will she change? How does she feel about her new role? Well thankfully, we’ve got the answers.

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