Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sunday Best.

Striped and ribbed cashmere sweater, THE ROW, £1,070.00
Stretch denim skinny jeans, J BRAND, £190.00
Gold leaf python belt, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, £740.00.
Zardozi cat and leather shoulder bag, SOPHIA 203, £135.00
Wynna Pony Skin Wood Wedges, TOPSHOP, £55.00

Christian Louboutin to design Cinderella inspired shoe.

Christian Louboutin is set to experience his own fairy tale by designing a Cinderella-inspired slipper.

The French shoe designer extraordinaire, who is celebrating 20 years in the industry and is famous for his red-soled designs, has been hired by Walt Disney Studios to create a pair of shoes inspired by the rags-to-riches protagonist from the 1950s animation.

“I have been so lucky to have crossed paths with Cinderella, an icon so emblematic to the show world as well as the dream world” remarked Louboutin.

The unique design will be unveiled in July, ahead of the global release of the Cinderella Diamond Edition on Blu-ray later this year.

“I think we have made the fairy tale fashionable again” said a Walt Disney spokesperson.

Georgia May Jagger and Pixie Geldof for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

Every year the ‘Fashion Targets Breast Cancer’ initiative, started by Ralph Lauren all the back in 1994, unites the world of fashion in a bid to raise extraordinary amounts of cash. With one in eight women being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime it’s a cause that touches nearly everyone – and since 1996 the scheme has raised a whopping £12 million in the UK alone. This year brands including M&S, River Island, Warehouse, Topshop, Coast, Laura Ashley, Daisy Jewellery, my-wardrobe.com, Debenhams and Shavata have responded with Jubilee inspired collection with a portion of all sales to go to the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.

Pixie Geldof and Georgia May Jagger are bringing their rock royalty sparkle to the campaign which has been shot by legendary photographer Ellen Von Unwerth.
“Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is all about British retailers and British women standing together in the fight against breast cancer” says Pixie.

 

Some of our favorite pieces for the incentive include the Daisy Sterling silver bracelet from my-wardrobe.com, the heart t-shirt from M&S and a scarf from Topshop, as seen below.

The Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign will launch on Monday 30th April and will run for six weeks. www.fashiontargetsbreastcancer.org.uk

Will you be supporting the incentive?

Lulu Guinness Launches Uniqulo Collection.

Lulu Guinness debut collection for Uniqlo officially launches today – the designer’s first ever apparel offering. The range will feature a selection of 14 T-shirts, each bearing Guinness’ most iconic prints – from doll faces to red-lipped pouts.

“I have always wanted to put my designs onto T-shirts, so when Uniqlo approached me about doing a collaboration I was thrilled,” Guinness told Vogue. “I have always liked the simplicity of Uniqlo products – they are fantastic for basics and also I love the Heattech range. The brand also chooses intelligent collaborations with designers and I respect their innovation.”

The collection will be celebrated this evening, with Guinness making an appearance at Uniqlo’s Oxford Street flagship store. Customers will also be able to enjoy the Lulu Boudoir, where they’ll be treated to free manicures and glamorous up-do hairstyling sessions – all between 6.30pm – 9pm.

“I wanted the Uniqlo UT collaboration to follow my mainline handbag collection as much as possible, so that it truly represents the Lulu Guinness brand,” said Guinness. “I looked at my main icons, and also my inspirations for the Lulu Guinness spring/summer 2012 collection, and pulled together my favourite designs which I then worked into the T-shirt design. My iconic lips were important as was my Cameo and my favorite print, Doll Face which was inspired by Peggy Moffitt.”

What do you think of the collection?

Charlotte Free Is The Face Of Maybelline New York.

Earlier this month we reported that grungy model Charlotte Free had become the new face of Forever 21.

Now this morning Maybelline New York has announced that Charlotte Free is to join their distinguished roster of glossy spokeswomen that includes Christy Turlington and Erin Wasson.

‘Charlotte is the new generation of beauty,’ says Damien Bertrand, Maybelline’s Global Brand President. ‘Her great energy and her unconventional style make her unique. Spontaneous, confident and daring, Charlotte is the perfect representative of the Maybelline New York woman.’

On fronting the campaign, Charlotte said; ‘I am so excited to be the new face of Maybelline New York. It’s an honour to represent this truly iconic brand and a dream come true for me.’

P’Trique, the bearded fashionista of ‘Shit Fashion Girls Say’, has been sharing  the breaking news (or rather ‘top chicret’) about Charlotte’s new gig to all the major fashion players in NYC, from Derek Blasberg to Betsey Johnson in a meme style video.

What do you think of Charlotte Free as the new face of Maybelline?

Opening Ceremony is coming to London!!

According to reports the indie store Opening Ceremony will launch a 3,000 sq ft pop-up at 31-32 King Street, near Covent Garden in July shortly before the Olympics.

The store will open until autumn when it will then be replaced by a larger permanent store at 35 King Street, taking its number of doors to four.

The pop-up store is expected to stock collections from designers including Kenzo, Rodarte and Toga. It will also sell exclusive products developed for Opening Ceremony to mark the Olympics by brands including Proenza Schouler, Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony and Sunspel.

Opening Ceremony has also teamed up with Arcadia-owned retailer Topshop to product a sports-inspired collection which will launch in July when the pop-up opens before expanding to Topshop stores.

Founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim said the new London store was an “important next step” in the company’s growth.

“In the last 10 years since we first opened our doors on Howard Street in New York, Opening Ceremony has expanded to Los Angeles and Tokyo but we have had our hearts set on London since the beginning,” Leon and Lim said.

“Covent Garden is an historic, global shopping destination and we’re looking forward to what Opening Ceremony will add to its exciting future.”

Are you looking forward to Opening Ceremony in London?

 

Liberty London for Dr. Martens: Wild Nature.

This collaboration brings together two beloved British institutions. Both brands stand for quality and craft but at the heart of this collaboration is an emerging discord. Liberty London brings to mind nature, beauty and a refined intricacy, at odds with the tough and rebellious ethos of Dr. Martens.

However, this partnership with Dr. Martens is entirely natural – hence the ‘Wild Nature’ theme that runs through the collaboration. Youth culture first started hand-painting floral patterns on their boots in the early 1980’s, before the idea even became an official DM’s style.

The blending of these two brand’s styles can be seen on the traditional 8-hole and 3-hole Dr Martens boots and shoes as well as the recently introduced Kensington and desert boot styles, offering a lightweight option for the warmer months.

What do you think of the collaboration?