Monthly Archives: December 2011

Beauty Icon of 2011.

Kate Middleton has been voted the top beauty icon of 2011 – beating sister Pippa into second place.

Sara Wolverson, Superdrug Director of beauty, who commissioned the research, said: ‘What is fascinating is that four of the five celebrity women to appear in the top five are brunettes, which would indicate that while blondes may have more fun, brunettes are seen to be more beautiful.”

The poll includes the likes of  Brit beauties Cheryl Cole, Tulisa Contostavlos, Victoria Beckham and Pixie Lott, as well as surprisingly Amy Childs of TOWIE.
The director of the poll added, “As always our Beauty Icons survey gives a snapshot of the changing face of British beauty.”

Who is your beauty icon of 2011?

Wheels on fire…

They’re back, 20 years on, a teeny bit older, none the wiser but definitely still Absolutely Fabulous.

The original fashion victims, Patsy and Eddie return with three Christmas specials over the Christmas period. The original cast — including Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, who plays Eddie’s sidekick Patsy — will return and there will be guest appearances by Stella McCartney, Elly Jackson of La Roux and Emma Bunton.

Absolutely Fabulous was first broadcast in 1992 and ran for three series. It returned for two more series and another two specials between 2001 and 2004, with a Comic Relief edition on BBC1 in 2005.

And this reunion might not be the last, as Miss Saunders has spoken of an Ab Fab film.

I cannot wait to tune in on Christmas Day. Will you be watching?


KARL.

Karl Lagerfeld is launching a new, affordable womenswear label, entitled Karl, which will be available exclusively on NET-A-PORTER.COM.
The collection is rock and roll inspired and items start from just £52. The collection will be unveiled on NET-A-PORTER.COM during Couture Fashion Week on January 25th in Paris.

A fun and interactive mini site has been created to count down the launch as well as an iphone app with a game of ‘Find Karl’ and ‘Skan’ where you can can Karl heads to reveal exclusive content and take part in global events attached to the launch. You can even get ‘Karlified’

This collection is sure to be a hit, and will probably sell out very quickly, and I will be online to snap up some items when it launches.

Technicolor mise-en-scéne of desire.

It looks like bold print are here to stay.

Prada has just released its beautiful spring collection called “Technicolor mise-en-scéne of desire.” The retro feel campaign was shot by Steven Meisel and is said to reflect the hyper real Americana inspiration of Miuccia Prada spring collection.

I love the silk green flower print bomber style jacket.
Go to Prada for more information.

Alice Dellal for Chanel: update!!!

The rumors are true, Chanel has confirmed that Alice Dellal will be the face of the its handbag collection ‘Boy Chanel’.

“[Karl Lagerfeld] had a crush on this unique, charismatic young lady, who is both a model and musician, during a photo shoot several months ago,” Chanel said in a statement, WWD reports. “This previously unforeseen alliance finally became self-evident. Alice Dellal represents the perfect incarnation of all that is unique about the Boy Chanel handbag collection, which strives [to be] far from conformist notions of femininity.”

A single image has been released of Karl Lagerfeld photographing Alice Dellal in girly looking cream frills.

What do you think?

 

Sunday Best.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Black Tela Sequin Crop Jacket, £490, My Wardrobe

Perfect for all those Christmas parties.

The BFC/Vogue Fashin fund: shortlist announced.

The full shortlist of the British Fashion Council (BFC) and Vogue’s designer fashion fund was announced this week.
The shortlisted designers will showcase the best developing Womenswear and Accessories labels and designers in Brit fashion today, and could potentially develop their label into global brands.

Now in it’s 3rd year the BFC/Vogue Fashion fund will provide one British designer £200,000 to invest in developing the brand as well as an amazing mentoring support programme over the next 12 months.

All the runners up will also be allocated a mentor through the programme and the judging panel will announce a winner in the March issue of British vogue.

This year’s shortlisted designers are Jonathan Saunders, Marios Schwab, Mary Katrantzou, Meadham Kirchhoff, Nicholas Kirkwood, Peter Pilotto, Richard Nicoll, Roksanda Ilincic and Zoe Jordan.

Check out pieces from the shortlisted designers SS12 collections.

Richard Nicholl

Peter Pilotto

Nicholas Kirkwood

Mary Katrantzou

Marious Schwab

Meadham Kirchhoff

Jonathon Saunders

Zoe Jordan

I’m looking forward to see who is announced the winner, I personally love Meadham Kirchhoff eccentric designs and Mary Katrantzou use of colour and pattern.

What do you think?