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 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.
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?
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?
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?
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?