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Henry Holland wins BFC Fashion Forward sponsorship

By shinychris on January 20th, 2012

Henry Holland is “delighted” to have been awarded sponsorship through the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward scheme.

The 28-year-old designer – who was joined by fellow womenswear creators Louise Gray and Mary Katrantzou and menswear designer James Long in receiving the prestigious accolade – will receive a cash prize to assist him in showcasing collections for the next two consecutive seasons at London Fashion Week.

He said: “I’m delighted to be receiving Fashion Forward sponsorship. It is a huge accolade for the brand and I am excited about what the future holds.”

Meanwhile, Caroline Rush, chief executive officer at the BFC, praised Henry and his fellow winners as an “exceptionally talented group of designers”.

She said: “The recipients for this year’s Fashion Forward sponsorship are an exceptionally talented group of designers.

“2012 is set to be a momentous year, not only for fashion industry, but the UK and I am looking forward to seeing Henry, Louise, James and Mary, taking strides forward in their business development.

“Menswear in London will be put in the spotlight this year making now the perfect time to introduce a menswear prize to Fashion Forward.”

Established six years ago to provide funding to emerging British design talent, the BFC’s Fashion Forward sponsorship has previously been awarded to the likes of Christopher Kane, Giles Deacon, Jonathan Saunders and Erdem.



Fashion News

Prada to launch 24 hour pop up museum in Paris

By shinychris on January 20th, 2012

Prada will launch a museum for 24 hours on Tuesday (24.01.12).  The Italian fashion label has worked with Milan-based artist and satirist Francesco Vezzoli to create the pop up venue at the historic Palais d’Iena in Paris, which will be divided into three sections; historic, contemporary and forgotten.

The festivities will begin with an invitation-only dinner on January 24 before the space turns into an exclusive nightclub visible online at www.24hoursmuseum.com and then opens to the public on Wednesday (25.01.12).

Speaking about the initiative, where he will show his personal tribute to femininity through interpretations of classical sculptures that make reference to contemporary divas – Francesco explained to vogue.co.uk: “They are my icons turned into sculptures and placed on marble pedestals.”

The museum will close on January 25 at 8.30 pm when the 24-hour period comes to an end.

Prada caused a sensation on Sunday (15.01.12) when Miuccia Prada – who has been at the helm of the Italian fashion house since 1978 – recruited some of Hollywood’s hottest stars, including Jamie, Adrien Brody, William Defoe and Gary Oldman, to model the autumn/winter menswear collection at Milan Fashion Week.



Celebrity Style, Fashion News

Jessie J and Kelly Rowland perform at Radio 1Extra Live

By shinychris on December 2nd, 2011

Jessie J and Kelly Rowland were among the artists performing live at the BBC 1Xtra Live event at The 02 Academy, Brixton in London yesterday (December 1st, 2011)

BBC1Xtra Live

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Jessie J poses backstage at the BBC 1Xtra Live at The 02 Academy,Brixton in London



Fashion News, Uncategorized

Replicas of Bella Swan’s Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 wedding dress go on sale

By Andrea Petrou on November 24th, 2011

Replicas of Bella Swan’s Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 wedding dress have gone on sale.

The Carolina Herrera designed gown – worn by actress Kristen Stewart in the movie – provided the inspiration for the $799 dress adapted by designer Michael Shettel for the collaboration between Summit Entertainment and bridal retailer Alfred Angelo and Michael admitted keeping the price down was a struggle.

He said: “There were pricing issues to try to get it down to $799. That was the biggest issue more than design issues.”

The dress features liquid satin instead of the silk used on the gown worn by Bella when she married her vampire love Edward Cullen in the film.

Carolina is also set to sell gowns which follow the same design as Bella’s dress at her CHNY boutique and the designer recently revealed Kristen found trying on the dress for the first time an emotional experience.

She told Vogue.co.uk: “In the initial fitting when Kristen put the dress on and looked in the mirror, she was very moved. In that moment she was not an actress or a character in a film, she was a bride, and a happy one at that. It is always very important to make the bride happy, of course, and in this case I was delighted to do so. It was a very special moment for both Kristen and the character of Bella to share.

“A wedding dress is both an intimate and personal for a woman – it must reflect the personality and style of the bride. Bella’s dress is romantic and filled with a timeless sophistication, very similar to the character. In a way, this dress served as a symbol of the character’s coming of age and introduction into womanhood.”



Christmas gifts, Department Stores, Events, Fashion News

eBay launches Christmas boutique with QR code shopping

By shinychris on November 24th, 2011

ebay-image.jpgOver the past few years we’ve seen QR codeseverywhere, on foodclothes and evengravestones. Yes, we said gravestones.

Well this Christmas, we’ll be seeing hundreds of them on all kinds of clothes, gifts and furniture items, as online marketplace eBay intends to use them to make shopping even easier in its festive pop-up shop.

The brand is launching a new Christmas boutique in London at the beginning of December, which aims to give stressed shoppers the best of both worlds, the in-store browsing experience with the selection, deals and distinct lack of queuing we’ve become accustomed to online.

The new boutique will stock a range of items and each will have its own unique QR code. Shoppers then use their phones to scan these QR codes to buy without the fuss, queuing, tills and even bags, because once you’ve purchased something it’ll get delivered straight to your door. Goodbye awkward tube journey with 5,487,823 bags and no air!

eBay’s new shopping concept seems like a brilliant idea, it gives us peace of mind that the items we’re buying actually look good in real life and it’s popping up (sorry) just in time for Christmas. However, just like buying things with a store card sometimes doesn’t feel real, buying things by swiping your phone around like you’re a little kid playing shop might not seem real too, so be careful you don’t overdo it.

Via ShinyShiny.



Events, Fashion News

London’s V&A to host exhibition of most glamorous ballgowns since 1950

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on November 17th, 2011

London’s Victoria and Albert museum is to host an exhibition of some of fashion’s most-famous dresses next year.

Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950 will see dresses worn by the likes of late Diana, Princess of Wales and actresses Elizabeth Hurley and Sandra Bullock take center stage. With designs dating back to the early fifties, these famous frocks will have been seen on celebrities as they walked the red carpet at film premieres as well as the British Fashion Awards and the Golden Globes.

The exhibition will run from 19 May 2012 to 6 January 2013, and will showcase designs by Dame Vivienne Westwood, the late Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Norman Hartnell. The latter has created pieces for both Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother and the McQueen label was, as we all know, behind the stunning wedding dress worn by Kate Middleton as she joined the royal family in April.

Other dresses in the exhibition include designs worn by Bianca Jagger and Sandra Bullock.

Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 runs from 19 May 2012 – 6 January 2013

 



campaign, Designer collaborations, Fashion News

Whitney Port is the new face of Very AW11

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on November 2nd, 2011

Having made her fame – and turned herself into a LA style icon and fashion designer for her own brand Whitney Eve – through reality TV show The Hills, Whitney Port has now set her eyes on conquering Britain by becoming the latest celebrity to front a collection for Very.co.uk.

Joining Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby, who both design for the brand, Whitney is the face of the Autumn Winter 2011/12 capsule collection for the Love Label and Love Label Luxe.

The collection is very seventies inspired and is part glam, part hippie. We’re big fans of Very’s Love label as it offers affordable yet beautiful designs. Love Label prices range from £8 to £75 and Love Label Luxe ranges from £38 to £120.

Whitney Port for Very

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Fashion News, Features, News

Agent Provocateur’s premium lingerie collection Soirée now available online – see photos here!

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on November 2nd, 2011


Famous for its sexy lingerie, Agent Provocateur has made its premium collection Soirée available online. The range, which launched two years ago, has until now only been sold through selected stores worldwide because some of the items contain Swarovski crystals, making them so expensive that they need their own security.

Made from the finest silks, all Soirée items are sold in limited edition so are quite covetable objects.

To mark the online launch, Agent Provocateur has created a short horror film, Fleurs Du Mal, which sees stunning robot-vampire like models playing… almost torturing each other while dressed in the rather risky lingerie.

The most expensive item of the collection, the £15,000 playsuit will however unfortunately not be available online.

CHECK OUT THE GALLERY BELOW FOR MORE OF THE COLLECTION

Agent Provocateur - Soiree

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Designers, Fashion News, Features, Gallery

Versace for H&M collection unveiled – here are our favourite items!

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 24th, 2011

After months of anticipation images of the Versace for H&M collection have just been unveiled – including some great campaign shots – and while the complete collection is pretty amazing we have put our favourite pieces into a gallery.

The designer high street collection is available from 17th November with prices ranging from £19.99 for jewellery, £69.99 for shoes, £24.99 for leggings, and between £49.99 to £179.99 for dresses. We have already got our eyes on one or three items…

Check out more campaign shots below the gallery

Versace for H&M

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Fashion Crush, Fashion News, Footwear, Gallery, Top Five, Trend Alert

Top Five knee high boots for AW 2011

By Andrea Petrou on October 20th, 2011

It’s good news for fans of the knee high boot, with this trend walking right back in for this season.

Gone are the over-the-knee boots with their shorter cousins being paraded by Prada, YSL and Jaeger on the AW 2011 catwalks.

Give a nod to the 60s and wear a pair with a mini skirt or go for a more daytime 40s look and team them up with a midi skirt. For those who want to keep it casual, the over skinny jeans, or with a long knitted sweater looks are also hot.

Buy a pair now and step right into style. Below are our top five. Just click on the links to buy.

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Fashion News, Features, Gallery, Halloween

Halloween costume ideas: The Spice Girls

By Andrea Petrou on October 4th, 2011

As we pointed out yesterday, one hot Halloween trend this year is to dress up as celebrities and characters. Partly because it requires less effort and partly down to the huge celebrity world we live in.

And one look that’s set to be huge is the Spice Girl.

‘re not talking about the way they are now because that would be like wearing a posh dress to a party, more the way they were – think leopard print, garish trousers, checks and ginghams with the must have Union Jack dress.

That’s right Spice Girl mania is back for one night.
The great thing about this Halloween look is that you don’t necessarily have to visit a fancy dress shop. Scary Spice’s leopard print looks can easily be bought from the highstreet thanks to the leopard print trend thats clawed its way in this year, while Posh’s LBD can be bought nearly anywhere.
Sporty Spice fans can head to the nearest sports shop and buy a tracksuit and those who want to go all out in the Union Jack dress can get a replica from a range of fancy dress stores.
We’ve found all the best looks so all you need to do is click to buy.

See the gallery below.

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Designer Fashions, dresses, Fashion News, Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week: Hermes Spring/Summer 2012 clothes and handbags

By Andrea Petrou on October 3rd, 2011

Hermes Spring/Summer 2012

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A model displays a creation by designer Christophe Lemaire for Hermes Spring-Summer 2012 Ready-To-Wear collection show held at Jeu de Paume in Paris, France, on October 2, 2011. Briquet-Gorassini-Gouhier-Guibbaud-Orban/ABACA/Press Association Images

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Fashion News, Features, Gallery, Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week: Thierry Mugler

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on September 29th, 2011

Thierry Mugler spring-summer 2012

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A model wears a creation for Thierry Mugler fashion house's spring-summer 2012 ready to wear collection presented Wednesday Sept.28, 2011, in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

Thierry Mugler’s spring/summer 2012 collection is a display of sleek modernism and inspired creativity that Lady Gaga would be proud of. Perhaps it then doesn’t come as a surprise that creative director of Thierry Mugler, Nicola Formichetti is the co-mastermind behind Lady Gaga’s wardrobe…

The collection showed angular designs, creative layering – deconstructed springs to mind – and sexy cut-outs what walked down the runway at Gymnase Japy is a modern day Femme Fatale. If its wearable is questionable, but it is certainly watchable.



charity, Fashion News, Gallery

Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with these pink delights

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on September 29th, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are lots of way to get involved and help raise money for charity. For shopping addicts like us it is great to know that we can get our shopping fix AND donate to a good cause at once. Will you be wearing pink?

Here are some of our favourite choices to be pretty in pink this October.

Pink lace top by Warehouse

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£30 with 10% donation to Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Available from 1st October. Buy

 



Fashion News, Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week: Guy Laroche

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on September 28th, 2011

Paris Fashion Week - Guy Laroche

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A model displays a creation by designer Marcel Marongiu for Guy Laroche Spring-Summer 2012 Ready-To-Wear collection show held at L'espace Ephemere des Tuileries in Paris, France, on September 28, 2011.

The Guy Laroche catwalk show offered designs and colours that you wouldn’t necessarily link to spring or summer. Franco-Swedish designer Marcel Marongiu’s spring/summer 2012 collection was overflowing with dark colours injected with a few bright sparks, with the models walking the runway fitted yet floaty dresses in black, grey and green, military coats and a couple of sun yellow items. A very different mood to some of the shows seen in London.




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