Monthly Archives: October 2012

Kylie/Fashion

Kylie Minogue has been recognised as much for her style as she has for her chart-topping music. From those gold hot pants to that white jumpsuit, she’s now set to take a look back over the wardrobe choices that have come to characterise the various eras of her 25-year career.

The coffee table book, titled Kylie/Fashion, has been curated by William Baker, the pop star’s long-standing creative director, and features an introduction written by Jean Paul Gaultier, with whom she has worked many times. It also includes texts by the likes of Dolce & Gabbana – who created the outfits for her 2011 ‘Aphrodite’ tour – Christopher Kane, Giles Deacon, Christian Louboutin and Stella McCartney.

“This book charts my relationship with some of the most talented people in fashion throughout my career,” says Minogue. “It makes me very proud to see gathered together all the great designers and houses I’ve worked with over the years. Looking through my personal archives has been a real trip down memory lane and it is the fashion that brings back moments and memories of the last twenty-five years.”

The book features iconic images as well as unseen archive photographs, fashion sketches and video stills.

Kylie/Fashion is released on November 19, published by Thames & Hudson.

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Sunday Best

 

Flocked wool and cashmere-blend sweater – Chloé – £660
Victorian 18-karat gold, ruby and diamond necklace – Heirlooms – £2,950
Reversible satin bomber jacket – DKNY – £525
Super Skinny low-rise jeans – Victoria Beckham Denim – £185
Mini Lily studded suede shoulder bag – Mulberry – £395
Katie Bunny iPhone case – Marc by Marc Jacobs – £40
Velvet loafers – Tods – £255

Penelope and Monica Cruz design Agent Provocateur diffusion line

Actress Penelope Cruz and her younger sister Monica have collaborated with Agent Provocateur to produce L’Agent, a diffusion line of the luxury lingerie brand.

The collection will feature 15 styles, each of which will have seven or eight pieces – such as briefs, thing and corsets – with an average price at £40, which is less than half the price of the label’s main line, which averages at £95.

Monica Cruz, the younger sister of Oscar-winning actress Penelope, appears in the current campaign for the brand.

“It’s a proper design collaboration. They’ve been bringing in swatches and old vintage pieces and working with the design team,” Garry Hogarth, the brand’s chief executive officer told WWD , adding that the sisters were even involved in the labels and hangers.

“It is so exciting for me and Mónica to embark on this new adventure,” said Penélope Cruz. “We have always been huge fans of Agent Provocateur and both of us are very much looking forward to this long-term collaboration. We feel extremely happy to become part of this great team.”

Hogarth, who says the new line is “a little younger… but very wearable, very sexy and with the handwriting of Agent Provocateur”.

Although stockists and launch dates have not yet been announced, we can probably see the collection in department stores John Lewis, Selfridges and Harrods.

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Maison Martin Margiela with H&M is already on eBay

The Maison Martin Margiela with H&M line doesn’t actually land into stores until November 15, but already a number of items from collaboration have been put up on auction site eBay.

There are currently 67 items listed on the site , all of which have been listed in the U.S., suggesting that those who went to the pre-launch are selling their freebies.

However the items listed on the site have been priced up to 3 times retail price. A pair of the Lucite-wedged nude pumps, which will retail for £169.99, are currently available for the ‘buy it now’ price of £623.87.

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Tthe first trailer for The Carrie Diaries

The wait for prequel television of Sex and The City,  series: The Carrie Diaries , is almost over. The trailer for the hotly anticipated show has been released; meaning the mystery of just how Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte became friends is about to be unveiled.

The preview shows a fresh-faced, bouncy-haired Carrie, played by up and coming actress AnnaSophia Robb, introducing us to the “beginning of [her] Manhattan love story.”

Set to air in January 2013 on The CW channel; get your girlfriends round and get the cocktails in for this New Years guilty pleasure.

Will you be watching?

Pudsey has a fash-over

Children in Need is back round again and this year Pudsey has had a makeover. Twenty-nine top fashion designers have been given the job of giving him a designer makeover.

The collection, curated by Katie Grand, LOVE magazine’s editor and Louis Vuitton’s consultant, will be exhibited in Selfridges in London and Manchester  until November 14, before going to auction. A limited-edition run of three bears that have been given the fash-over by Anya Hindmarch, Paul Smith and Selfridges will also go on sale.

Giles Deacon

Katie Hillier

Missoni

Louis VuittonLoewe

Mulberry

Norton & Sons

Paul Smith

Henry Holland

Gucci

GQJonathan Saunders

Diane Von Furstenberg

Fendi

Anya Hindmarch

Alexander McQueen

Vivienne WestwoodBalenciaga

SmythsonKate Spade

Pucci

Tom Ford

Victoria BeckhamVersace

Sibling

Prada
Burberry

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Victoria Beckham photo shoot at Coco Chanel’s house

Victoria Beckham, the 38-year-old mother-of-four had been asked by Elle France to appear in an exclusive cover shoot, alongside design maverick Karl Lagerfeld.

Shot by Karl Largerfeld at 31 Rue Cambon, the home of the late Coco Chanel, Victoria Beckham is seen standing on a plush staircase – the hotspot where the French fashion icon used to stand and spy on her audience during shows

Modelling a fitted black sweater by Lanvin and underwear by Eres, teamed with Chanel jewellery and sky-high boots by Giuseppe Zanotti Design.

Another shot saw the previous Spice Girl standing alone on the hallowed staircase in just the Eres pants, a white Fendi shirt and her own optical collection, her lithe legs lengthened by black Sergio Rossi stilettos.

Commenting on the finished product, Beckham gushed: “I am thrilled to shoot with Karl. I have so much respect for him and I find him so inspiring.”

“To shoot in Coco Chanel’s apartment in the clothes of the house of Chanel is really a dream come true,” Beckham continued.

Karl Lagerfeld, a man noted for his inability to hush ill-opinion on women, praised the former pop star, saying: “Victoria has an innate sense of style. She knows what she likes, and knows what is good for her.”

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