Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
The Fall 2010 campaigns are in and they don’t disappoint. So Fashionista recently picked their five standouts: Louis Vuitton, Prada, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, and Valentino, and ranked the rest in descending order. See them here. Which campaign is your fave?
Labels: Ad Campaigns
Justin Timberlake has struck a deal with Target to bring his label William Rast to the designer fashion for less retailer at the end of the year. The William Rast for Target collection, which will be available starting December 19th, will include denim, outerwear, and sportswear.
Dolce & Gabbana has signed a three-year fashion partnership with Chelsea Football Club.
The style deal means we can expect to see the likes of John Terry, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Ashley Cole out on the town in exclusive, dark blue, three-piece suits, with matching shirts and ties, while Chelsea Manager, Carlo Ancelotti, a former Milan player, will wear the same suit, but will be distinguished by a light blue shirt.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
To stand out from all the other fashion week's come September, Copenhagen will boast the longest catwalk in the world. Copenhagen’s fashion week, which runs from August 11-15, will culminate with a fashion show on what is being called the “World’s Greatest Catwalk.” Strøget, the pedestrian street that runs through the center of the city, will be transformed into a mile-long pink catwalk, down which 220 models will walk. The models will wear designs from over 500 Scandinavian brands.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
It may not be the American Vogue cover she so desperately wants, but it's yet another Vogue cover for Victoria Beckham. After appearing on the cover of Vogue Germany back in April, Victoria Beckham has found herself on another cover this time for Vogue Turkey.
Monday, July 26, 2010
It’s hard not to love Lou Doillon, but when the model is dancing around an empty house with wild dance moves, well then you start to love her a little more. Check out this beautiful video featuring Vanessa Bruno’s 2010 collection.
Labels: Ad Campaigns
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Sotheby’s says it is auctioning about 3 million pounds worth of jewelry once owned by Wallis Simpson, the American socialite who became Duchess of Windsor. Britain’s King Edward VIII, who renounced his claim to the British throne in 1936 to marry the divorcee, showered her with gifts of jewellery throughout their courtship and marriage. The pieces on sale include a Cartier heart-shaped emerald, ruby and diamond brooch commissioned in 1957 to mark their 20th wedding anniversary. A Cartier onyx and diamond panther bracelet (in photo) and a flamingo clip encrusted with multicolored jewels will also go under the hammer. The 20 lots are only a fraction of the original “Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor” collection, which was sold soon after Simpson’s death in 1986.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
This could be interesting! See the trailer for the upcoming documentary "Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel". And no, it's not just about sex. It's about his impact on American culture, and for those of you not familiar with the story, it's quite a tale.
As we mentioned in an earlier post, tonight we return to the glamorous world of Mad Men on AMC. Still very stylish and provocative, take a seat and follow another round with our favorite characters competing on Madison Avenue. The third season ended with Don Draper’s professional and personal lives that unexpectedly imploded, so anything can happen this year…but mainly we just want to see more of Costume Designer's Janie Bryant beautiful garment choices!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Diane Von Furstenberg recently flew 24 members of the NY Rockettes across the Atlantic to perform at the annual Life Ball in Vienna, Europe's biggest fundraiser for HIV/AIDS. Watch this exclusive behind-the-scenes video of DVF hangin' with the leggy gals.
For some inexplicable reason, trashtastic "musician/actress" Taylor Momsen not only booked Madonna's Material Girl line for Macy's as their spokesmodel, but now Momsen will appear in the campaign for John Galliano's new scent coming out this fall. Why?
Interview Magazine's August cover of Marion Cotillard hit the web yesterday, and while there’s no doubting it’s a beautiful image (it’s pretty difficult to make Marion Cotillard look bad), it seems Interview’s past three covers, Megan Fox, Madonna, and Carey Mulligan all follow this basic composition: female close ups in white, black, or red. Time to switch it up!
Friday, July 23, 2010
Attention fellow filmmakers! Life In A Day is a historic global experiment to create the world's largest user-generated feature film: a documentary, shot in a single day, by you. On July 24, you have 24 hours to capture a glimpse of your life on camera. The most compelling and distinctive footage will be edited into an experimental documentary film, executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald. For more information, visit youtube.com/lifeinaday.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Famed fashion photographer Mario Testino is selling a series of life-size Kate Moss portraits at an exhibition held at Phillips de Pury & Co' s London branch. If you can't afford one of the $75,000 photos you might have $500 for a limited edition book by Testino dedicated to his favorite muse this fall. Many of the photographs have been chosen from Testino's private archive and are published here for the first time. "Mario took me to a new level of glamor," Moss notes in the introduction. "I don't think anybody had seen me as any kind of sexy model before he did. He was the one that transformed me. Before him I was just a grungy girl, but he saw me differently.... He changed the way people thought about me as a model, for sure."
In one of the stranger collaborations of late, MAC Cosmetics said Wednesday that the company is partnering with DC Comics’ Wonder Woman to create a limited edition color cosmetics collection featuring the illustrated superhero. Set for a spring 2011 launch at all MAC locations worldwide, the lineup is expected to include lipsticks, eye shadows, blush and nail polish ranging in price from $13 to $49.50. (No word on whether metal-deflecting bracelets are part of the collection.)
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
"European Chanel experts" tell Madison Avenue Spy that the price of classic style Chanel bags just went up 20 percent on the Continent. A price hike on Chanel purses is rumored to occur here on August 1. In 2008, the Reissue bag that now costs $3,600 cost only (only!) $2,850. Come August 1, the price could go up to $4,100. Madison Avenue Spy notes, "Remember, price hikes are always rumored and your stockpile of Chanel bags will not sustain you during a nuclear explosion." Ha!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
With the new season of our beloved "Mad Men" set to premiere July 25, fashionable individuals everywhere anticipate more fabulous 60's fashion. With the popularity of the show's style continualy influencing designers & trends everywhere, Mad Men's costume designer Janie Bryant is releasing a capsule collection based on AMC's hit show. 'The Mod by Janie Bryant' collection will be sold on QVC and features 20 pieces of 60s inspired fashion and will be available on September 29th.
Christy Turlington, still gorgeous as ever at 41, is in the current issue of Vogue Italia in an editorial shot by Steven Meisel. The 60s inspired looks set against a gritty backdrop of chaos and erosion, as she dons an elegant wardrobe of Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci and Yves Saint Laurent.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
After the success of last year, Vogue's Fashion's Night Out is going to be ever bigger this year. On top of filming a one-hour special that will air on CBS, the event will also act as the backdrop for two Gossip Girl episodes. Filming for the episodes, which will air in September, started this week and will feature cameos by Vogue editor's Hamish Bowles and Lauren Santo Domingo. What, no Anna Wintour?
Saturday, July 17, 2010
The CFDA and Vogue announced their ten finalists for the seventh annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund initiative, with the winner and two runners-up to be announced on November 15th. The finalists are as follows: Altuzarra, Billy Reid, Christian Cota, Eddie Borgo, Gregory Parkinson, Loden Dager, Moss Lipow, Pamela Love Jewelry, Prabal Gurung, Robert Geller.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Perfect. A mall in Shenyang, China has opened up a women-only venting store. The rage cage is separated into different rooms and are filled with items like second-hand TVs and cell phones that ladies can beat the hell out of while wearing helmets and gloves. The mall's business manager says the concept of the store is "women can come here to feel like they are in their own homes but without any limitations, and they can break anything here." Somebody bring these stores over State side, STAT!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
With the 2012 Summer Olympics on the horizon, Adidas has announced that Stella McCartney will be designing the uniforms worn by British Olympians at the games that will be held in London. Adidas added the British designer will also design 4 separate collections that will be released within the next two years as part of their joint campaign. McCartney said of her new gig "As a British fashion designer, it is an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be creative director of Team GB as the hosting nation of the London 2012 Olympic Games."
The fabulous Isabella Rossellini - model, actress, daughter of actress Ingrid Bergman and film director Roberto Rossellini - has got herself a new design job creating a collection of handbags for jewelry company Bulgari. The Isabella Rossellini collection are all handmade in Italy and will be available in a variety of colors and materials. Isabella also added her own snail sketches to the lining of the bags as a nod to her environmental and biological education. The bags become available in August and will range between $1,700 and $2,600.
We love an individual with both musical talent AND personal style.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Today is Bastille Day, France's national holiday, La Fête Nationale, commemorating the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789. Merci France, for your wine, your food, your couture (Chanel!), your music, your movies and your general exquisite style sense. Je veux retourner à Paris!
In the Magazine world the September issue is the biggest & most important of the year, so it comes as no surprise that the the brightest stars land the covers. Lady GaGa has snagged herself the cover of Vanity Fair, Julia Roberts landed Elle Magazine, Hilary Swank for InStyle, and insiders say Halle Berry is still the #1 choice for the cover of Vogue. For some reason Harper's Bazaar felt the need to put Jennifer Aniston on their cover (snooze), while W decided to pass on Lindsay Lohan in favor of featuring a group cover of unknowns.
Last December NIKE partnered with (RED) and made a commitment to fight HIV and AIDS in Africa. Hundreds of thousands laced up to support the fight, on the pitch. In the run up to the summer of Football, NIKE took the message of Lace Up Save Lives into some of the most inspiring cities in the world. Take a look at the newly released video & join the cause!
Monday, July 12, 2010
With Spain claiming the World Cup yesterday -the country's first championship- we thought it would be a good time to acknowledge them as a star in the fashion world too! From revolutionary couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga (who employed the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Emmanuel Ungaro and Hubert de Givenchy, and even garnered Christian Dior's praise as "the master of us all."), to Trend-driven Spanish chains Zara and Mango (pre-dating H&M, Topshop and the like), we say 'Viva España y gracias por tu moda!"
Betsey Johnson recently signed a deal to develop a line of fragrances, personal care products, and even cosmetics. This could prove interesting as Betsey has always been one to walk on the wild side. She says: "I grew up in heavy stage makeup because I studied dancing with a brilliant Broadway showgirl. So I love makeup." Let's see!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
With the Emmy nominations out this week, the TV phenomenon 'Glee' has a lot to celebrate with a bevvy of nominations. Perhaps perfect timing then than one of its stars, Lea Michele, found her way to a Diva themed photoshoot in July's Glamour UK Magazine.
For fans of the overly dramatic, but fabulously fashionable Gossip Girl, you have no doubt heard that they have been shooting their 4th season opener in Paris all week (as opposed to NY). Photos have been leaked all week of the couture-like, European style that has everyone anxiously awaiting the new season.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Dita von Teese stole the show at Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture on Wednesday, performing a striptease on the catwalk, ultimately revealing a skeleton-like lingerie-contraption. Gaultier said, "It was all about structure, about bringing the bones, the very foundation of what makes a garment, to the surface. It's about bones, but not in a ghost kind of way--unless we're talking about the ghost of couture." Fabulous as always, Dita!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Paris Haute Couture week 2010/11 is currently running (July 5 - 8) with French designers continue to set the fashion trends on the runways. Once again the remarkable creations of John Galliano were mesmerizing, inspired by flowers and their bright colors. See all the looks here.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
In case you were confused by today's Google tribute, it is artist Frida Kahlo's birthday, born in Mexico on 6 July 1907. Kahlo was one of the most fascinating portraitists of the 20th century. Her subject was herself, but her character, adventures, sufferings and talent made her more than worthy of her own scrutiny. Still a tremendous source of inspiration, Kahlo is a painter whose rainforest palette, bold lines, and unblinking gaze exert a formidable, rare power and her anniversary is well worth celebrating! (If you would like to learn more, read her fascinating biography or 2002's incredible movie "Frida" starring Salma Hayek.
Heiress Daphne Guinness is the new face of Nars cosmetics' fall campaign. François Nars said he chose his longtime friend because "She fits the image of the brand so well. She’s very creative and elegant and is a chameleon. And she really loves makeup — the whole process of it. Any makeup artist dreams of having someone like that as a muse."
You've seen the ads, now Marc Jacobs is taking you behind the scenes of the gorgeous new fall campaign for Louis Vuitton.
Friday, July 2, 2010
This is a wildly creative teaser of Jez Eatons Trashion Show, which was part of Brighton Fashion Week 2010, which takes recycling to a whole new level. Couture creations were made out of everyday household items and the results are surprising.
The Alexander McQueen Resort 2011 collection had been unveiled, making it the first collection to be done without the label's designer. It is also the first look at what we can expect to see from newly appointed creative director Sarah Burton who has done a marvelous job. See the collection here.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Don't mess with the iconic Wonder Woman uniform! DC Comics has given 69-year-old superheroine Wonder Woman a makeover to match her new backstory for DC's 600th issue. Those blue-Linda-Carter-briefs have been replaced with sexy leggings and boots. Wonder Woman now sports a blue leather jacket – which will ease the anxiety of many fans who always wondered where she carried everything.“What woman only wears one outfit for 70 years? What woman doesn’t accessorize?” asks the DC Universe blog, The Source. “And more to the point, as many women have lamented over the years…how does she fight in that thing?”