UK singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor is modelling Asda’s Tickled Pink t-shirt for this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The t-shirt will be sold in Asda stores throughout October and marks the campaign’s 15-year anniversary and will help raise money for the charities Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Campaign.
On taking part in the photoshoot for chairy Sophie said: “Breast cancer affects not just those who have been diagnosed with the disease, but also the family members of those who are suffering. Please contribute to this amazing cause and purchase the special edition products to raise the much needed funds for the charities to continue their hard work.”
Even though my flat is filled with reusable bags that I’ve accumulated over the years a girl can never have too many! And especially bags that help raise funds for charity.
Founder and chief creative officer of Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon OBE has created an exclusive bag for The Body Shop and ECPAT‘s global Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People (SST) campaign.
The bag is decorated with handprints from Nicole Kidman, Jamie Oliver, Mark Ronson, Mira Sorvino, Joanna Lumley and Piers Morgan and will be sold for a limited run in The Body Shop for £4.00.
Retailing at £4.00, profits from the sale of The STOP bag will be used to combat and raise awareness of sex trafficking of children and young people.
The bag is made from raw 100% community fair trade cotton and feature a fuschia trim and shoulder strap which is certain to brighten up those shopping trips in the winter months!
Tamara also recently declared that “innovation” is key to making Jimmy Choo successful and says she loves working on new projects, “Keeping innovation and energy flowing it key. I dreamed of creating the perfect luxury accessory house, one that captures the hearts of women around the world.
“Even now with everything that we have accomplished we are far from resting on our laurels, what excites me most is the thrill of the next project, the next idea.
“While I am enormously proud of our brand’s heritage, I know the best is yet to come.”
David Beckham is following the footsteps of his wife Victoria, who’s now pretty much a fully-fledged designer in New York, and turning his hand to design himself – but instead of sportswear, which is what we’d expect the guy to be designing, he’s actually designing underwear after appearing in a campaign for Emporio Armani briefs.
And you thought he’d be designing the same kinds of tighty-whities he’s always seen smouldering in on billboards, you’re wrong – he’s actually designing old fashioned long-johns. Apparently David Beckham looooves a pair of old-school grandpa-style long johns! Who the hell knew!
When explaining his unusual choice of design for the new collection, David said: “I sometimes wear them to go to sleep. They’re very cool.” Bless him.
A source close to David spoke out about the footballer’s new underwear plans: “David is 35 and knows he won’t be playing soccer forever. But he’s an icon for men all over the world and he wears pants like no one can – so it makes sense for him to launch his own.”
Well, we’re glad that Victoria is around to help him out with his designs and try to sex up long-johns a little bit. We don’t want all our boyfriends to follow suit and start going to bed looking like our grandpa.
Be propelled into the dark and eerie world of the gothic-influenced Dark Romance, reminisce about the beautiful screen sirens of 40s Hollywood in 40s Flair and embrace Kings Road 60s chic with Mod Squad.
This weekend sees The Show: Redefinition at the UK’s most visited shopping centre. A truly unique catwalk show taking place at Birmingham’s The Bullring as part of Style Birmingham Live, the event boasts real and holographic models on stage at the same time as showcasing eight AW11 trends. The Show: Redefinition uses Musion3D technology to create the illusion of a volumetric model on a holographic backdrop, while real-life models emerge onto the catwalk, including Britain’s Next Top Model 2010 winner, Tiffany Pisani, and another very special guest.
The Show: Redefinition takes inspiration from the key trends for AW11 including gothic-influenced Dark Romance combined with elegant 40s flair inspired by Hollywood luxe and beautiful silhouettes. Many of the centre’s shops, including Reiss, French Connection, Forever 21, COS, River Island and Kurt Geiger will take part in The Show: Redefinition with make-up provided by The Body Shop and hair created by Regis at Debenhams in Bullring.
You can also discover a wealth of behind-the-scenes features by visiting http://www.browsebullring.co.uk, including a rundown on the key trends, blogs from the teams involved and news of other events taking place at Bullring during Style Birmingham Live. You can also WIN tickets, allowing you to take a seat and experience the show like a true VIP!
For anyone who has a little bit of an Achilles heel when it comes to, well, heels, there’s a new glossy hardback coming out that you’ll definitely want on your coffee table as the legendary shoe designer Christian Louboutin has revealed he’s planning to release a book on his iconic designs.
Christian Louboutin is like the holy grail of designer heels with his legendary red-bottomed soles, so we can’t wait to take a peek at the new book (currently it’s missing a title, but hopefully Christian will find the time to think one up).
The book is planned to be divided into six chapters, with the first showing the designer’s work earliest in his career, including pieces that created for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent and the other chapters showing his inspirations, the international stores, and gushing contributions from some of his loveliest, most famous friends – including Dita Von Teese and Kristen Scott Thomas.
We hope it’s out soon – we want it to go riiiiiiight to the top of our Christmas list IMMEDIATELY.
What is it about celebrities wanting to have a little bit of a go at absolutely everything these days? First we have Katie Price turning her hand to editor as she launches a magazine that is, hilariously, all about her, and now Cheryl Cole has revealed that her new shoe collection has inspired her to turn to fashion design.
Cheryl, who’s just launched her new shoe collection with the website StylistPick.com, said when asked about a potential foray into fashion: “Do you know what? I wouldn’t rule it out, actually. I have loved designing these shoes. I haven’t enjoyed a project so much in a long time. So, yes, it might be the start of something.”
To me there’s something mildly annoying about celebrities trying to turn their hands to creative industries such as fashion – other popular celebrity sidelines being acting, writing novels and perfumes – as if all the auto-tuning and clever styling that these people have has made them suddenly believe their own hype. Or am I just being mean about Cheryl Cole? Maybe I am just grumpy today.
Who knows if Cheryl has it in her to be a fashion designer. Maybe, just maybe, she will be like Victoria Beckham and amaze us. But then again, maybe it will just be crap.
The legendary fashion designer Roberto Cavalli is turning his magic hands from fashion to the home, as he’s creating a collection of furniture, wallpaper, flooring and home textiles in his iconic animal prints that he’s so well known for. I can’t actually imagine anything more wonderful, trashy and glam than Cavalli home decor – can you?
Roberto, who is famous for his glamorous and sexy European designs, said about his new homewares project: “The home and the objects that surround us reflect our lifestyle. The fantasy, memories of a trip.we are always looking for new inspirations to have objects and atmospheres around us where we feel at ease. [This collection stems from] my personal wish to share with those who love me the joy of living my fashion, my creativity, my philosophy and my style also in the world of home decorating.”
The homewares are going to be sold worldwide, with distribution in Europe, the United States and Asia. I don’t think I’ll be able to resist leopardprint towels and wallpaper for long – it’s only a matter of time til I get bitten by the Cavalli fashion bug..
For anyone who’s obsessively followed the fabulous lives of Serena, Blair and co in Gossip Girl should be excited to know, there’s a new outlet for your fandom! Because a clothing line inspired by the hit television show is going on sale this weekend in the States.
The new clothing range, which is being created by Romeo and Juliet Couture with a little help from Warner Bros, is apparently going to be all designs that the characters would definitely wear, including girlish chiffon dresses, playful novelty knitwear and embellished tops. With prices spanning from $80 to $200, it’s actually all very reasonable – now all we need to do is fly out to NYC, as the collection’s going on sale in swanky department stores such as Kitson and Saks Fifth Avenue.
We’ve always secretly dreamed of dressing like Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf, so this is going to be an exciting launch to see what Romeo and Juliet Couture come up with. If you want to check out the label’s current collection to get a feel for what the new Gossip Girls designs could be like, check out their new Fall 2011 Collection here.
For some one integral part of London Fashion Week is the parties, for others it is a bonus. Yesterday the first Moët & Chandon Etoile Awards took place at London Park Lane for a Thirties-themed party.
On a night of vintage glamour renowned photographer Mario Testino was honoured for his contribution to culture. Other high profile guests included Kate Moss, her hubby Jamie Hince, a sultry looking Sienna Miller, a stunning Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – who stole the spotlight in a 1930’s style dress with bright red lips, Georgia May Jagger and Peaches Geldof.
Vintage loving singer-songwriter Paloma Faith is collaborating with lingerie brand La Senza to design an exclusive range of vintage inspired lingerie and nightwear to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Care.
The designs include an emerald green playsuit (£30) and a halter-neck bra and French knickers set for £16. Paloma who is currently showing off her wonderfully playful sartorial flair at London Fashion Week has a distinct 1940’s style and is a style icon in the making.
The range hits stores from 1 October and will be available throughout Breast Cancer Awareness month with a donation from every sale will go to Breast Cancer Care.
On the eve of London Fashion Week, Rimmel celebrates the launch of its London Lipstick Collection By Kate by throwing a party at Battersea Power Station with Kate Moss, Cher Lloyd and Georgia May Jagger.
Cheryl Cole has made her first dainty steps into the world of fashion design, as she’s just designed her first ever shoe collection.
Cheryl, everyone’s favourite Geordie lass, is collaborating with the fashion site StylistPick.com to create her new line of limited edition shoes – and it’ll go on sale in December. We’re usually sceptical about celebrities attempting fashion design but we might leave a space on our Christmas lists, just in case..
StylistPick’s creative officer Juliet Warkentin said: “We are thrilled to be working with Cheryl. Cheryl is the style icon and is amazingly warm, a quality that has made her the nation’s favourite. We believe that the launch will have a huge fashion impact; establishing fashion’s greatest influencer as a major force in fashion design and further democratising fashion.”
Lovely little Cheryl has remembered that her fans aren’t as rich as she is and made the collection affordable as well as glam, having overseen the entire design process herself “from concept to design and packaging”.
Girls, it’s time to start learning how to totter in our heels like Cheryl. ARE YOU READY?
The supermodel Naomi Campbell is set to be honoured at the Angel Ball in October for her charity work.
Naomi may be a bona-fide diva but she’s certainly got a soft side, as she’s been working tirelessly for various charities for a while now, hosting a Fashion For Relief fundraiser after the earthquakes in Japan and raising huge amounts of money for AIDs relief and Haiti. She’s actually raised $7million in total – wow.
Denise Rich, who is the founder of the charity which will honour Naomi in New York next month, said about the supermodel: “She really is amazing woman and she does a lot for charity. She has her own charity. She raised a lot of money this summer for Haiti and for AIDS relief.”
The model certainly does know to fundraise in style, with her latest Fashion For Relief party including performances from rapper queen Eve and Patti LaBelle, even encouraging Jane Fonda to take a turn showing her stuff on the catwalk. Who says fashion doesn’t care?
Congrats to you, Naomi, you completely deserve it.
Is there anything that these twins can’t do? They’ve already got three huge fashion brands (The Row, Elizabeth & James and Olsenboye) and now they’re turning their dainty manicured hands to footwear design as they’re set to take over the creative directorship at Italian show brand Superga.
Steve Madden, who holds the North American license for the brand, said on this new merging of minds: “We do a lot of business with Mary-Kate and Ashley. They’ve become friends.”
Surprisingly, the plucky enterprising twins actually approached Superga about the project, instead of the other way round. Ashley spoke out about their new footwear plans: “We were at a meeting with Steve, and we were wearing Supergas – two years later, it kind of fell into our lap. I really don’t think there’s anything like this brand. It’s a tennis-shoe brand with 100 years under its belt. Superga is really a luxurious brand. We are really hoping to bring it back to its roots.”
We absolutely can’t wait to see what Mary-Kate and Ashley come up with for their S/S designs..