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Most memorable fashion moments of 2010

Last Updated on 4th January 2011 As we battle the post-holiday blues and prepare for what the new year has in store, we’re still reliving what last year had to offer – and in fashion, there were enough dramatic twists and turns to keep us on the edge of our sartorial seat all year long. From Alexander McQueen’s tragic death in February to the frenzy following William and Kate’s royal engagement in November, take a look at the highlights and lowlights that have made the most memorable fashion moments of 2010. Lee Alexander McQueen Following the designers death in February, the fashion world came together to mourn the loss of one of the world’s greatest design talents with a special memorial service at September’s London Fashion Week. His last collection was unveiled without him at a private show just one month after his death – shortly after, Sarah Burton was named as his successor, and unveiled her first solo collection at Paris Fashion Week. Celebrating his life and work, McQueen was last month honoured posthumously with the Outstanding Achievement Award at 2010’s British Fashion Awards. Naomi Campbell She’s had her fair share of controversy, what with being accused of attacking her New York driver – for which she didn’t face charges – and being sued by her former agent for perjury, but Namoi Campbell has had her ups too. Her Fashion for Relief catwalk show reunited the fashion greats for a worthy cause and went down as a storming success, Dolce & Gabbana payed special homage to her at Fashion’s Night Out, and the super picked up the Special Recognition Award at the BFA’s to boot. Fashion’s Night Out (and In) Fashion’s Night Out proved more successful in its second year than it did the first, persuading even the biggest […]

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Carine Roitfeld’s leaving Vogue Paris!

Last Updated on 17th December 2010 She’s one of the most talk-about editors – second only to Anna Wintour, perhaps – and her eagle eye for style has made her a hot street style ticket, but after 10 years as editor in chief of Vogue Paris, Carine Roitfeld is leaving the magazine.

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Weekly Round-up

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Find out Olivia Palermo’s beauty secrets, see what Giles Deacon has in store for his first Ungaro collection, and get the low-down from Roberto Cavalli’s start-studded birthday bash… Oliva Palermo shares her beauty secrets, and some are more humble than you’d think – Fab Sugar See what Paris Fashion Week has had to offer so far for SS11 – the Cut If you’re looking forward to Giles Deacon’s debut at Ungaro, expect pastel palettes for real women that ooze sophisticated sexiness – WWD Do you have enough room in your bag for a book? Well what if your bag was a book? – Purseblog Roberto Cavalli turning 40 isn’t something to be taken lightly, as Natalia Vodianova, Eva Herzigova, Daisy Lowe, Karolina Kurkova, Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell and Kylie will tell you (phew) – Elle UK

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Fashion’s Night Out: Dolce & Gabbana and Naomi Campbell

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 These days it seems like most every model peaks at the age of 16, but then again, Naomi Campbell isn’t most models. The iconic super has been in the industry for a quarter century and shows no signs of slowing down – in fact Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour was just yesterday quoted in the New York Post as saying that she is “a joy to work with.” And when the 40-year-old stunner outshone Gisele, Karlie, Karolina and countless others closing the FNO show at Lincoln Center in an Oscar de la Renta gown on September 7th, she made it no secret that everywhere Naomi goes a large crowd follows. In light of the British model’s unparalleled career and timed to Fashion’s Night Out in New York, Dolce & Gabbana celebrated the 25th anniversary of Naomi Campbell’s reign in fashion with a 14-model fashion dance at their Madison Avenue boutique last week. It may have only lasted a few minutes, but Naomi and the 14 female models decked out in Dolce & Gabbana Naomi tees caused quite a commotion as they danced their way around the store and onto the street – famed choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson had arranged the moves and DJ Lindsey provided the beats to the lively affair (complete with an open champagne bar). To seal the memorable anniversary with something tangible, the shirts worn by the 14 models were sold for $200 a pop at the event, where Naomi stayed on in the boutique to sign them. Designed by Dolce & Gabbana the limited edition collector T-shirts come in 14 iterations, each with an iconic image of Naomi Campbell taken by some of the world’s most esteemed contemporary fashion photographers (Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Klein, Bruce Weber and Mario Testino, among others). […]

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Five minutes with fashion designer Esteban Cortazar

Last Updated on 16th May 2017 You might remember him more recently for leaving Emanuel Ungaro when Lindsay Lohan was appointed, but you’d be wrong to think that’s Esteban Cortazar’s defining moment. At the ripe age of 26, he’s had his own fashion label, has headed a major French fashion house, has dressed industry insiders and the A-list elite alike, and famously brought Cindy Crawford out of her modelling retirement. And yes, we did say he was only 26. Born in Colombia but spending much of his childhood in Miami, a 12-year-old Cortazar found himself surrounded by the fast-paced flurry of the city’s style scene and a fashion fascination was born – but little did he know his dream of one day becoming a designer would result in him becoming one of the industry’s biggest success stories. In 2002, Esteban’s eponymous label made its runway debut to critical acclaim – one year later, he brought Cindy Crawford out of her modelling retirement when she agreed to open and close his spring/summer 2004 show (the pair had formed quite the friendship after eating chocolate covered strawberries together when he was 13, but more on that later), and a further four years on, he would hold the helm at the house of Ungaro. His love of the feminine form fused with his passion to create cool, intricately-individual pieces had made him a hit with fashion fans across the globe, but like any good story, he’s not without his controversy. Last year, after breathing new life into the classic label, Cortazar hung his creative cap at Ungaro when Lindsay Lohan was brought on board to give the brand publicity – he is, after all, an esteemed designer, and one that probably doesn’t want to be associated with nipple tassels any day of the […]

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Top Stories this Week: Hakaan, Jean Paul Gaultier and more!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Hakaan wins ANDAM award 2010: He was a little known addition to the schedule at February’s London Fashion week, but with a fabulous collection as well as Lara Stone on the catwalk and Kate Moss in the front row the show caused quite a stir. Now it seems that his fashion star is set to shine a little brighter after being given this year’s ANDAM award, with previous winners including Giles Deacon and Gareth Pugh we’re pretty sure there’ll be no stopping him. Read more here. H&M Online is Coming: It’s almost here! Yes, we’ve been waiting a long time for the online counterpart to our favourite bargain-bountiful high street shop, and now we’ve finally got a date. Circle it, cancel all plans and set an alarm because H&M online officially launches on the 16th September. Read more here. John Paul Gaultier launches Lingerie Line: We know what you’re thinking, it’s going to be Madonna Blonde Ambition circa 1990 all over again, and if you ask us – that’s not a bad thing. Jean Paul Gaultier is indeed launching a lingerie line but we’ll have to wait until his upcoming couture show in Paris before we get any clues, as that’s when he’s rumored to be debuting two of the looks from the collection. We can’t wait to see them! Read more here. Calvin Klein revamps Clueless Dress: “Cher, what are you wearing?” “A dress!” “Says who?” “Calvin Klein!” “Well, go put something over it!” “Duh, I was just going to!” Yes we can recite the words to most of the Clueless film too, and we’re pretty sure that particular chick-flick is partly responsible for our love of all things designer. So we’re super excited to hear that with a little help from LA […]

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Men’s Fashion Week Round up, Milan: Days 3 and 4

Last Updated on 27th June 2010 With Paris Men’s fashion week now in full swing we finish our round up of Milan Men’s fashion week from the 21st and 22nd of June. Ermenegildo Zegna The cravat was key at Zegna, in shades of burnt ombre, rich khaki and royal blue, it was worn just often with the more casual shirting as well as with the traditional suiting. Suits came in shades of peach and marl grey and was worn with tailored shorts and brogues, or worn with open necked shirts that were finished with a cravat. More casual looks had a slightly urban influence with parka style lightweight jackets in rich orange, worn over a striped jersey and paired with bright whites and sandals. But the Riviera influence was never far off with models donning sunglasses and wearing straw hats atop their head or held loosely at the side, as well as checked blazers that gave a contemporary nod towards the classic look. Gucci The look was chic and sleek at Gucci with classic slim fit suiting in luxurious suede and stand-out tailored leather jackets. Like many of the shows blue was a key colour, here coming in smart dark denims, midnight blues and cornflower blue shades and mixed with rich suede browns and rusty orange. Head-to-toe and denim was seen in the form of a safari style suit as well as with the more traditional double breasted suiting done in a denim-look fabric. Knitwear was made for Spring, done light and white in colour and oversized in style, the chunky-knit funnel necked jumpers were worn with super slim trousers in the same shade for ultimate contrast in proportion. Etro Verdant pastures at the Etro show laid the way for a refreshingly light-hearted collection that showed intricate print and embroidery […]

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Top Stories this week: Stella McCartney, CDFAs and more!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Stella McCartney is Pregnant: After rumours have been circulating for the past week we can confirm that Stella McCartney is indeed pregnant with her fourth child. Due to arrive late autumn the latest addition to the very fashionable family will be a sibling to Miller, 5, Bailey, 3, and Beckett, 2 – we expect the little one to be kitted out in Stella’s range for babyGap, naturally. Congratulations Stella and Alasdhair! Read more here. Debenhams bans airbrushing: One of Britain’s best-loved department stores has spoken out and announced that it has banned airbrushing from its Summer swimwear campaigns. It’s about time we say! We can breathe a sigh of relief and look forward to seeing real women on the billboards from now on. Read more here. Givenchy ends Couture Catwalks: Say goodbye to the Couture catwalk at Givenchy because the luxury French fashion house will be instead inviting its high fashion clientele to private appointments. The label’s couturier Ricardo Tisci will shrink the collection to 10 looks and present it to editors and clients at an 18th Century townhouse in Paris. Tres exclusive. Read more here. CDFA: Class of 2010: The CDFA family has just got a little bigger as this week they announced the latest names to be added to its very exclusive roster. Designers joining the board this year include Rebecca Minkoff, L’Wren Scott and CDFA/Vogue fashion fund winner Sophie Theallet, all of whom will be welcomed at a very stylish soiree hosted by Vera Wang, no less. Find out who else will be joining the board here. NEWGEN 2010: With Men’s fashion weeks taking place in Milan and then Paris this week Menswear is well and truly in the spotlight, so what better time to announce those designers who will be […]

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Top Stories This Week: Jacobs married and more

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Martin Scorcese directs for Chanel Best known for the success of films such as Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, Martin Scorcese has turned his directorial hand to the world of fashion as he’s directed the new men’s fragrance ad for Chanel. Set in New York and starring French actor Gaspard Ulliel, the direction of Scorcese is set to bring an added dimension to the Chanel campaign. We’ll look forward to the grand unveiling in September! Marc Jacobs is Married The rumours can now be put to an end as it is revealed that Marc Jacobs has married long-term beau Lorenzo Martone. Only last month we reported rumours that they had wed whilst holidaying in St Barts over Christmas, and it turns out that the rumours were indeed true. Congratulations to the happy couple! Amanda Wakely receives OBE After her name was included in the New Years Honours list at the beginning of the year, this week British designer Amanda Wakely received her OBE for services to fashion. With her a/w 10 fashion show at London fashion week only days away it’s set to be an exciting time for the designer. Madonna to launch clothing line Yet another celebrity is set to make her mark in the fashion industry as WWD daily reports that Madonna will be launching her own clothing line. The collection is to include clothing, accessories, lingerie and footwear, and will be sold exclusively in Macy’s. As the face of Dolce and Gabanna’s current campaign and having previously modelled for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Madge’s fashion credentials are high, but obviously this isn’t enough for the Queen of Pop. Alexander McQueen will continue After a week of uncertainty PPR has confirmed that the Alexander McQueen brand will continue to trade following […]

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Weekly Round-up

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 The latest on the Principles by Ben di Lisi collection, catch a first look at the new Alice line from Alice Temperley, and find out which brand wants your behind… Get the low down on the Principles by Ben de Lisi collection for Debenhams from the man himself , YouTube Oh, heaven on earth. Alice Temperley’s new diffusion line is as lust-worthy as we’d imagined , Grazia Versace’s restructuring plans are going ahead: 350 people will wave goodbye to their jobs , Vogue UK Become the face bottom of American Apparel: the brand’s hunting for the best bum in the world , The Cut Valentino’s couture show was less haute and more naught , Purseblog

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Will Kate Moss move to Paris?

Last Updated on 16th December 2009 Only last week Kate Moss received the London 25 Award at the BFAs for best embodying the spirit and style of London, so we’re a little baffled by news that’s reached us this morning that she’s set on moving to Paris.

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Weekly Round-up

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Find out which French designer finally makes her online debut, see the stars who turned out for Roland Mouret’s ‘Rainbow’ collection, and who had a terrifying tumble at this years British Fashion Awards?… Oh, at last. Isabel Marant is launching on Net-a-Porter, so now we can finally get our hands on some of that Parisian-chic. – Grazia Another Net-a-Porter debut: Roland Mouret’s capsule collection for the luxury online retailer has launched, and not without a star-studded party, either. – Elle UK Roberto Cavalli turns photographer? He’s hoping so. – Vogue UK It’s not all glitz and glamour at the British Fashion Awards , Karen Elson fell into an orchestra pit. Probably not her best look. – The Cut Judith Leiber’s Peacock clutch has got us in a bit of a flap. – Purseblog

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Weekly Round-up

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 See Cheryl Cole’s new hair ‘do, find out which hot handbag’s got our hearts in a tizz this week, and find some fab ways to enhance your Christmas shopping… Fashion buzzes about her every week following her appearances on the X Factor, and now Cheryl’s caused a stir again , this time in her latest video in which she sports a new Gaga-esque platinum blonde ‘do. Whatever will L’Oreal make of that? – Grazia Oh, Marc Jacobs, you clever, clever genius of a man , Purseblog Poltock & Walsh reintroduce its gorgeous ruffle shoulder dress from S/S09 (as seen on Alexa Chung) just in time for Christmas , Vogue UK Selfridges, Browns, the Shop at Bluebird and lots more fab London lovlies are offering discounts and festive treats to make our Christmas shopping a whole lot easier , Elle UK Karl Lagerfeld’s luxe ‘it’ helmets (remember those ones encrusted with pearls and mink from his eponymous A/W09 collection?) are actually on sale in pretty Parisian stores , NY mag

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An interview with Berlin fashion designer Marlene Scheffel

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Having spent some time in Berlin this summer, I had the opportunity to experience the city’s diverse fashion culture. From the array of vintage stores and huge markets to designer boutiques and commercial malls, this buzzing city really has it all and is fast becoming a significant asset to global fashion. The emergence of Berlin Fashion Week has assisted in the growth of local fashion stores, one of which is LUXXUS, based in the district of Charlottenburg.

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Five minutes with Elle’s Executive Fashion Editor, Stacey Duguid

Last Updated on 18th November 2016 Stacey Duguid has led a life most girls would die for. After stints at Paul Smith, Giorgio Armani and Prada, Stacey was asked by Elle’s editor Lorraine Candy to join her favourite magazine, and now proudly takes her place as Executive Fashion Editor at Elle. Having met , and worked with , some of the most prestigious people in fashion, she doesn’t miss one trendy trick. In between jetting to and fro from fashion weeks, blogging for ASOS.com and writing her new book, Stacey found a few minutes to talk to us about her fashion life. What made you embark on a career in fashion, and how did you get to where you are today? I had a rather unsuccessful stint at Art school in Manchester where I was studying for a Fine Art degree, it was the early 90’s and the legendary nightclub the Hacienda was in full swing and I chose clubbing over art.  I moved to London a year later not knowing a single soul.  I took a job at Harvey Nichols on the shop floor and started interning for a PR agency who handled fashion label Red Or Dead every Friday for free. It was whilst working at the PR agency I attended my first ever fashion show, I was so young but remember it like it was yesterday; the fashion fire was well and truly ignited!  I went from emptying bins and sorting out post to working on the Red or Dead account pretty quickly and was able to give up working at Harvey Nichols.  My time on the shop floor was well spent though; I met so many people who are now all in very senior fashion jobs around the globe namely Chloe, Calvin Klein and InStyle. Interestingly […]

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Interview with fashion designer Betty Jackson

Last Updated on 20th October 2013 Betty Jackson, the legendary British designer, has rejoined the designing team at Debenhams to create their first must-have jewellery line. The range, which forms part of her ‘Betty Jackson. Black’ line for the high street store, fuses resin, perspex and metals with chunky chains and grosgrain ribbon to create a collection of contemporary statement jewellery. We caught up with Betty in the gorgeous Junior Deluxe Suite of the Soho Hotel on Tuesday afternoon to discuss her new collection, her career and her success. This isn’t the first time you have collaborated with Debenhams , you also created the ‘Betty Jackson. Black’ line of clothing and homeware for the store , how did the partnership between the two of you first come about? They just asked. We just thought, ‘that’d be quite good’ and I’d already been working with somebody else , another big company on the high street , and that contract had just come to an end and literally it was the day after when Debenhams phoned and we went in to meet and it’s been great. They’re great people to work with and because they had this stable of designers as well – that was another thing I was bit worried about as well, they had lots of them and I thought, ‘how am I going to make a difference here?’ But I think their choice of designers is great and I think we all have a different voice. They’re very careful about keeping it to the personality of the designer, and I think that they work really hard on that , we all have our own little team and it gets really competitive, which is great. It began with the clothes and then moved onto homes maybe 18 months after and […]

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Marc Jacobs talks fashion…and sport.

Fashion designers = sports stars? An unlikely comparison as it may be, but as the internet invades fashion Marc Jacobs thinks the industry’s become a spectator sport, following a season of live broadcasts and backstage tweets from fashion shows across the internet.

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Weekly Round-up

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Get an alphabet-inspired pick of this seasons top trends, catch behind the scenes footage at Christian Louboutin Atelier, and find out why a camel and elephant are top of our wish-list… Creative Director at Elle.com, Joe Zee, has created an A/W09 fashion guide, called Fall A , Zee (see what they did there? Clever devils). Each letter of the alphabet is paired with one of his 26 trend picks for the season, plus accompanying clothing and acessories. We quite like this rather novel idea. – Elle.com Didn’t make it to Paris for Fashion Week? Neither did we. Never mind, Lucky’s Hope Greenberg and Julia Topolski did, and luckily for us, they’ve got behind-the-scenes footage of the Christian Louboutin Atelier show., Luckymag.com Ultra cool jewellery designers Zoe & Morgan have launched an exclusive collection at my-wardrobe.com for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. A bespoke range of limited edition tees and jewellery will be available to buy at the luxury shopping site to raise money during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. – my-wardrobe.com An ornate, regal, jewel encrusted camel or elephant minaudiere, anyone? We’re rather intrigued by Judith Leiber’s designs, too – Arabian Night’s are calling. – Purseblog We love a bit of bling as much as the next Dior, but honestly, is a diamond and sapphire jewelled mobile phone really necessary? Oh, it is? Ok. – Grazia [Images]

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London Fashion Week SS10: Bryce D’anice Aime

Last Updated on 21st September 2009 I was lucky to get a seat in this show as it was packed! People were standing on the ledges and overlapping each other on the runway benches. When the lights came up we were greeted with a beige body con dress with bold shoulder detail. The colours were neutral but had an undertone of shimmer that added to the space age feel. Strong shoulder jackets followed beige and black dresses and separates in the form of mesh body con miniskirts and sequin centre panels.

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London Fashion Week SS10: Ashish

Last Updated on 21st September 2009 Ashish can be a bit hit or miss. You see dresses you love and then they’re mixed in with strange jersey pieces or like last season crazy pom poms. This season was coherent, funky, and packed full of pieces you’d want in your wardrobe. Yes, the king of sequins pulled off a really rather good show. This is partly down to letting his fabulous dresses dominate. The feel was 90s Brit abroad, think visors, bum bags and sportswear. The clothes acted like post cards to home, with holiday inspired wear, there was Paris with the Mona Lisa and the Eiffel Tower. Italy was followed with Hawaii, then New York and Miami. The twist was spike studding, which embellished many of the pieces. These items along with the tie-dye denim helped break up the sequins, but let’s be honest you go to Ashish for the sequins. The cartoon style clouds were fabulous as were the flamingos. The sunset dress was my particular favourite and I loved that this felt like a true summer show. Even the beaded fringing, which transported me back to holidays as a child, left me similing. It was fun, humorous and felt very right. Sometimes fashion isn’t so much about creating cutting edge designs but rather tapping into a shared psyche. And after having done the 80s to death along with 60s and 70s it’s nice to have a vibrant vacation.

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NY Fashion Week SS10: Day 4 Recap

Last Updated on 13th September 2009 I’ve been so busy these last few days it was nice to get out last night for some fun parties. I hit the town with my friend Christine who is visiting from Paris (she moved from NYC to attend perfumery school, so we had plenty to catch up on!). Our first stop was the Generra boutique opening in the MPD (823 Washington Street). Very cute boutique in an AMAZING location. Their clothing is also moderately priced given the boutiques in that neighborhood (think Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney). Unfortunately after the Generra event we made a little mistake.

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New fashion in Berlin: The White Market

Last Updated on 11th November 2015 Berlin cannot be compared with London, New York, Milan or Paris in terms of fashion. Indeed, it is the city’s fascinating  history that has helped to shape Germany’s unique style. The fall of the Berlin wall 20 years ago has since meant that two separate societies have collided to create a fresh cultural identity and since then, fashion in the capital has come into its own. While vintage stores and flea markets are a key part of the Berliner shopping experience, new designer boutiques can be found dotted around the city, and since 2007 Germany’s best have shown at their very own Berlin Fashion Week.

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Weekly 10: This week’s hottest items

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Each week, MFL will scour the virtual rails of hip high street stores and dazzling designer joints to bring you 10 hotter-than-hot items that style-savvy shoppers are just dying to get their fashion mits on. Darling dresses, quaint jackets, sexy shoes and adorable accessories , feast your eyes on this week’s pick…

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Fashion Confidential launches new Bargain Hunter section

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 The insider’s luxury shopping destination, Fashion Confidential, has launched a new Bargain Hunter section. Bargain Hunter is the number one go-to destination for all your sale shopping needs, including the hottest sales buys from across the web, designer discounts, exclusive sample sale invitations and insider advice. Quite simply,

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Interview with Fashion Blogger Claire from Fashion Bomb Dai

Last Updated on 12th April 2021 With nods from the likes of the New York Post and as a former Teen Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily blogger of the moment, Paris resident and writer-researcher Claire Sulmers from Fashion Bomb Dailyis fast becoming a style expert on all things urban! Her blog attracts thousands of visitors a day and we can see why:  the site offers everything from the latest style and trend stories to the hottest boutiques in town, gives you celebrity looks for less and takes you to the likes of New York Fashion Week (virtually speaking, of course). Here, Claire reveals her thoughts on everything from blogging to bras… This morning, you woke up: And started blogging! As soon as I wake up, I take a few minutes to reflect on what I’m thankful for. Then I crack open the window, open the shades, then grab my computer and start checking e-mails and updating my site! I work part time, so half the week I have to make sure I update in the morning because I’ll be gone all day. I typically post about 3-4 articles in the morning, go about my day, then come back and post the rest in the evening.

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Paris Couture Week AW09: Kylie seeks inspiration at Jean Paul Gaultier

Last Updated on 9th July 2009 Kylie Minogue sought inspiration for her stage costumes at Jean-Paul Gaultier’s haute couture show yesterday. The singer – clad in a vintage black lace cone-bra dress from the designer – was in the crowd at Paris Couture Week for the golden age of Hollywood-inspired show from the man who will co-style her forthcoming North American tour. Models were made up in the style of classic screen sirens including Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo and Rita Hayworth, and took to the catwalk to music punctuated by dialogue clips and film soundtracks of the era. The range included trench coasts, pinstripe trouser suits, tight corsets, lacy bodices fur coats, mink-trimmed tailored suits and lavish velvet gowns. There were also velvet overalls, dresses made entirely out of film reel and rubber unitards.

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Paris Couture Week AW09: Megan Fox steals the limelight at Armani Prive

Last Updated on 8th July 2009 Megan Fox was the star attraction at Giorgio Armani’s Paris fashion show yesterday. The ‘Transformers’ beauty looked stunning in an Armani asymmetrical knee-length dress, with her long dark locks tumbling over her shoulders, as she joined Cate Blancett in the front row of the designer’s catwalk show at the French city’s Couture Fashion Week. While Megan wore a simple dress, the show’s models showcased new designs which wore covered in dazzling beadwork and sequins. Admitting the collection could be hard to wear, Megan said: “I don’t know if I could pull it off, but I could try.” Cate Blanchett, who was dressed on an Armani pagoda-shouldered sheath dress, was also impressed by the collection. The Oscar-winning beauty said: “It’s blinding, it’s beautiful, really beautiful.”

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Paris Couture Week AW09: It’s bloomin lovely at Christian Dior!

Last Updated on 19th March 2011 John Galliano sent models down the catwalk in their underwear at the first day of Paris’ Couture Fashion Week yesterday. The ‘Fever in the Cabine’ Christian Dior collection was inspired by shows put on in the 50s, and featured models in jackets and knickers, and skirts and bras. Galliano was inspired by a picture of Dior backstage at a show surrounded by models hurriedly getting dressed. He attempted to recreate the mayhem on stage, with the couture outfits available to order as sets. Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper reports: “A lilac, wide-collared jacket was worn with seashell-pink lace ‘tap’ pants and an orange satin ‘tulip’ skirt with a vintage-style, 50s black bra. Lace knickers, suspenders and stockings were paired with a dramatic, black-and-white, zebra-print jacket. A leopard-print sheath dress was open at the bust to show an elaborate black lace bra.”

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Giles Deacon to show in Paris!

Last Updated on 26th June 2009 Giles Deacon is set to leave London Fashion Week in favour of Paris, to show his S/S 10 collection. The British designer scooped a £136,932 (160,000 Euro) prize from the National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts (ANDAM) which will allow him to develop his business in Paris. Previous winners of the prize include British designers Gareth Pugh and Richard Nicoll. The news follows the revelations that British designers are this season flocking back to London to show their news collections. Burberry, Matthew Williamson, Jonathan Saunders and Pringle are all among those set to return. So, it’s all change for this season’s LFW, and the news is bitter-sweet. We’re sorry to see you go Giles!

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Matthew Williamson returns to London for Fashion Week.

Last Updated on 1st June 2009 Forget, NY, Paris and Milan. This September London Fashion Week is where the buzz will be. Why? I hear you cry. Well…we have a little revelation to share with you all…it appears Matthew Williamson is making a comeback to the city. To celebrate the British Fashion Council and LFW’s 25th anniversary, Matthew Williamson has confirmed he’ll be bringing his collection for Spring/Summer 2010 to London. Williamson, who usually shows in New York returned to London Fashion Week in September 2007 and

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Salma Hayek’s wedding is a fashion masquerade!

Last Updated on 27th April 2009 This is the second wedding for the loved up couple. On Valentine’s Day actress Salma Hayek and her fashion mogul husband Francois-Henri Pinault wed in a private ceremony in Paris. But this weekend saw the happy couple invite friends and family to a lavish second ceremony in Venice. Of course, it was an incredibly stylish affair, guests included Charlize Theron, Lily Cole, Anna Wintour, Woody Harrelson, David Blaine, Olivier Martinez, Ed Norton and Penelope Cruz and Lucy Liu were also expected to put in an appearance. A masquerade rehearsal dinner was held at the Punta Della Dogana where Salma was spotted in a gorgeous midnight blue gown.

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Bruno: The Movie is the fashion film of the year

Last Updated on 6th April 2009 So last year there was Sex And The City, and right now we get our weekly fix of Gossip Girl and Stylista. But we want something more! Thankfully, Sacha Baron Cohen aka Borat/Ali G, has come to our rescue in his new guise as fashion reporter Bruno. The film hit the headlines during the Milan and Paris Spring/Summer 09 catwalks back in October 2008, as Bruno ran riot round the fashion weeks. One incident included him sucking on tampons during the Stella McCartney show and making a general nuisance of himself, as well as storming the Iceberg catwalk and sneaking into the backstage areas with fake passes dressed in a Velcro jumpsuit. These antics split the fashion world, some brandishing it a disgrace whilst others seeing the funny side.

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Fashion Week. It’s a wrap folks!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 As usual, we’re suffering from bouts of fashion week withdrawal. So we thought we’d share this video with you which pretty much takes a look at some of the top shows from Paris and features mini interviews with Freida Pinto, Galliano, Lagerfeld and Alber Elbaz. Look out for a quick interview with Anna Wintour towards the end who says that next season, ladies will be looking for signature pieces with longevity.

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Fashion gets political

Perhaps it’s the Michelle Obama effect, perhaps it is a fabulously well-played campaign or maybe it is a love of fashion, that has pushed the Prime Minister’s wife Sarah Brown to stand up for UK fashion. The PM’s wife paid a visit to our fabulous London Fashion Week; she even had time to stop off at Stephen Jones’ very exclusive party. Where she mingled with the likes of Erin O’Connor, the man himself and everyone from Giles Deacon to Anna Piaggi. But when she wasn’t parting the night away she was on her very own fashion campaign. She has called on the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and the Royal Family to help LFW. It isn’t as widely acknowledged as Milan, Paris and New York, and tends to be overlooked. She is asking our leaders; to help us fashionistas put our home on the fashion map once and for all. Speaking about her commitment to the BFC during its 25th Birthday, Sarah explained: “The Mayor, the Palace-we should all work together to keep London Fashion Week as big and bright as we can. It’s in all our interests. She really is doing her best to get involved, not only attending the party, but also trekking around the exhibition, and watching the Vivienne Westwood show. It’s a positive step forward for British fashion. [Image, Source]

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London Fashion Week: Bora Aksu AW09

Last Updated on 24th February 2009 Naughty but nice is the best way to describe Bora Aksu’s show. With a Marilyn Manson soundtrack and Jodie Harsh perched in the front row, it seemed Aksu was determined to misbehave. The audience at the On|Off show at the Science Museum certainly seemed to enjoy it, giving Aksu one of the most enthusiastic applauses I have heard all Fashion Week. Although that could have been down to their relief at being able to leave the Amazonian heat of the auditorium. Spare a thought for those poor models.

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Fashion whispers: Pugh to move to Dior Homme

Fashion week is on so let the front row gossip begin. Now we heard from someone who knows someone who heard from someone that Grazia is saying that Gareth Pugh is definitely moving to Dior Homme. There have been numerous rumours surrounding this possible move. Ever since big fashion boss’ daughter Delphine Arnault, daughter of LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault sat front row at his menswear show in Paris. It wasn’t just her presence that caused quite a stir, but she had also gushed about the collection calling it “beautiful. Speculation then ensued over where he might head off to. Then the penny dropped, Dior Homme has somewhat fallen off the radar, and as Delphine was sat at a menswear show rather than waiting for the women’s line, it was decided he was being groomed for Kris van Assche’s job. Grazia claim that it is definitely happening, with an announcement to be made any day now. I’d have thought that the announcement will be held until Fashion Week moves to Paris. In an even more telling move Gareth Pugh’s Paris show is running directly after Kris Van Assche’s at PFW, both shows are taking place Wednesday 4th March, with Pugh’s venue still unconfirmed. So we will just have to wait and see, they may make an early announcement in order to sort out fact from fiction. Oh you have to love the front row rumour mill. And speaking of front rows, the man in question has been spotted out and about; last night he took prime position at the eagerly anticipated Pam Hogg show. [Image, Source]

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New York Fashion Week: Jill Stuart AW09

Last Updated on 17th February 2009 If it wasn’t for Paris & Nicky Hilton and cast members from Gossip Girl sending gaggling teenagers into mass hysteria, I would have sworn I was at London Fashion week two seasons ago. Jill Stuart sent out lots of lace, ivory chiffon ruffled dress, sheer blouses with billowy sleeves, black rock-chic tailcoats and fun flirty skirts. Most of the looks were finished off with a fedora embellished with a cute lace rose. Aside from a dominate black and ivory palette, shades of steel grey and lilac made a welcome appearance. The ankle boots were gorgeous. Overall the collection was girly but a bit more grown up.

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Giorgio Armani slates Rome Fashion Week

Last Updated on 5th February 2009 Armani is not a fashion designer to fade into the background nor has he ever hidden behind his models and designs. Only a couple of weeks ago he was accusing D&G of plagiarism and now he has made comments that have rippled throughout the fashion world.

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Lady GaGa turns fashion designer

Lady GaGa cannot be accused of being shy and retiring. It’s only a matter of weeks since she burst onto the scene, but Lady Gaga has certainly made her presence known. With her catchy single ‘Let’s Dance’, hanging out with Paris Hilton, and dancing the night away at many a London nightclub it would be hard to miss the GaGa fever that has swept the tabloids. And now, Joanne Stefani Germanotta aka Lady GaGa is after a piece of the fashion industry. It isn’t a huge surprise as all her quirky stage outfits are self-designed. And whether you love or hate her you can’t help but admire her unique sense of style. The Mirror has revealed that Lady GaGa is planning her own fashion line aimed at teenage girls. She told Mirror reporters at Punk nightclub: “I can’t wait to do my own line. It’s definitely something I want to do in the next year as I do have my own style. I’m already talking to my boy Akon about it. Hip Hop star Akon was the man who discovered GaGa and is reportedly in full support of her fashion pursuits: “She’ll walk around in London in her underwear and you watch, everyone will catch on. A Lady GaGa line could do exceptionally well, and creative fashion is always welcome. But I’m not sure I want to see people, especially teenagers in latex and super short hot pants. They say she’s the next Madonna, but if you remember Madonna’s line for H&M bombed. So be careful Lady GaGa, style doesn’t always equal successful designer.

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