Monthly Archives: August 2012

Alice Dellal for Dr. Martens

Alice Dellal is the latest casting for Dr Martens.

The 25-year-old half-Brit half-Brazilian, leads her cast of This is England styled co stars including haven-haired blonde Billie Turnbull is signed to Select models, model Henry Pedro-Wright and Gwilym Gold, a musician who used to front the Golden Silvers.

The film is filmed around London’s Hackney Wick, London and to the soundtrack of Tom Hickox’s The Pretty Pride of Russia

What do you think?

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s lingerie collection goes on sale

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley unveiled her lingerie collection this week, in collaboration with British underwear institution Marks & Spencer.

The 33 piece vintage-inspired designs were shown to the fashion press with Rosie and Soozie Jenkinson, Head of Lingerie Design at Marks & Spencer.

On her inspiration for the collection Rosie said: “I’ve been collecting vintage lingerie, in particular silk kimonos, since I was 16, picking pieces up on modelling assignments in Paris and New York. I really love Art Deco styles from the ’20s and ’30s – the ’30s is my favourite era. The navy Deco set really channels this style with the fan detailing on the bra and the seams – and I made sure the knickers were smooth, so there would be no VPL.”

She continued to explain that this was a collection designed for all women:
“It was really important for me to design this range for all women, in all shapes and sizes. We’ve worked really hard to make the designs accessible, and to make them work in a range of sizes.”

Jenkinson added that keeping the price point low, without compromising quality, was another important goal. “We wanted to create something luxurious but affordable.”

Pprices start at £12.50 for knickers, through to £22.50 for bras and £65 for silk kimonos.

video from Grazia Daily

What do you think of the collection?

Del Ray in the making

Inspired by the singer Lana Del Ray, the Del Ray has become an instant hit with Mulberry lovers since going on sale in May with prices ranging from £795 for plain lather style to £3,500 for black ostrich skin.

“We took a classic Fifties shape – that’s very her – and what we did to it was very us” Mulberry creative director Emma Hill told the Telegraph.

The bag is hand crafted in Somerset in Mulberry’s factory and Mulberry have released a video set to the music of Lana Del Rey’s single ‘Summertime Sadness’ showing the attention to detail craftsmanship and time that goes into making every bag. and in turn reminding us why each bag costs so much for British quality.

What do you think?

Galliano, stripped of his Legion of Honour Award.

WWD has reported that following his conviction for anti-Semitic abuse at a woman outside a Paris café in February 2011, Galliano has been stripped of his Legion of Honour Award by French President, François Hollande.

The fashion designer, who was ousted from creative director roles at both Christian Dior and his eponymous label following his arrest, was decorated as a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour at the Elysée Palace in 2010. The award is traditionally given for services to France, with other decorated fashion luminaries numbering Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Azzedine Alaïa, Franca Sozzani, Marc Jacobs and Anna Wintour.

What do you think?


Whistles Limited Edition range

Whistles, the high street favorite will launch Limited Edition by Whistles in early September. Formed of 70 pieces, with each item being produced in editions of between 20 and 50, the new range aims to be contemporary in style whilst retaining the effortless luxury that is the DNA of the Whistles brand.

The collection covers both day, evening and outerwear, with key fabrics including leather, cashmere, silk crepe and elaborate jacquards.

“We decided to stretch our creative wings this year and allow ourselves the luxury of designing a small tightly edited collection of what we consider to be the most covetable pieces of the season, in the most luxurious and desirable fabrics, including butter soft leather, the softest cashmere, and silk crepe,” said Jane Shepherdson, Whistles chief executive. “When we had created it, we realised that we couldn’t do without it, and it became our Limited Edition. It will only be available in a few places, and only a small number of each piece will be made, but it is the epitome of what Whistles is all about – effortless luxury.”

The collection will be available in selected premium Whistles stores, online and in the brand’s concessions in Harvey Nichols and Harrods.

What do you think?

Sunday Best

Printed silk-satin dress – Carven – £520
Moonshine bag – Charlotte Olympia – £385.00
Diamond and pink gold Muse bracelet – Elise Dray – £8,465.00
Padlock ankle boot – McQ Alexander McQueen – £385.00

What on earth is a Facekini??

There is a new craze in China – the Facekini.

Going to extraordinary lengths NOT to get a tan, the new item of beachwear – dubbed the Facekini – causing something of a stir in the coastal tourist city of Qingdao, Shandong Province, China.

The masks completely cover the swimmers’ heads, revealing only their eyes, noses, and mouths.

Pristine, wrinkle-free skin is highly prized in Asia, and any signs of sun exposure suggest you’re part of the working class, much as it was all over the world decades ago.

The clothing was invented around seven years ago and is now under mass production and on sale at swimwear stores along the coast.

Will you be wearing one at the beach?