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Gallery: George Clooney splits up with Elisabetta Canalis and we look at her style

By Andrea Petrou on June 23rd, 2011

George Clooney fans will be celebrating this morning with the news that George Clooney has split with Elisabetta Canalis after nearly two years together.

The 50-year-heart throb – who has previously dated British beauty Lisa Snowdon and was married to actress Talia Balsam for four years until 1993 – has released a joint statement with Elisabetta confirming the split, and asked for “privacy” in the wake of the break-up.

The pair said: “We are not together anymore. It’s very difficult and very personal and we hope everyone can respect our privacy.”

George and 32-year-old Elisabetta were seen just last week on a night out at the Il Gatto Nero restaurant in Lake Como, Italy, and she has previously revealed she hoped to marry – despite the ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ star saying he never would again.

She said: “I am a firm believer in marriage, in the future I will be married, but for the time being I am happy as I am.”

Discussing his opinion on marriage recently, George – who is currently filming a role in ‘Gravity’ alongside Sandra Bullock – said he had given it a chance.

He said: “I was married. I gave it a shot.”

We can’t but feel sorry for the Italian actress, who seemed to have the style and sophistication that matched George’s.

Unlike Lisa Snowdon she went for the Italian chic look consisting of long slinky ballgown dresses in rich golds and reds as well as little black numbers. See her style gallery below.

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Designer Fashions, designer pick of the week, Designers, Gallery

Designer spotlight: Miu Miu

By emilyborrett on April 8th, 2011

Spring/Summer 2006

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Carrying on with our galleries of some of our greatest designers of the moment, we’re getting in touch with our fabulously Italian sides today and shining the spotlight on Miu Miu, the diffusion line of Miuccia Prada and one of the biggest labels in fashion en ce moment. Infamous for their devilishly girly designs, with more than a dash of blatant sexuality in a naughty “Lolita” way, Miu Miu is the label to love if you like your fashion frothy and playful.

Anyone who’s anyone has been seen out in recent years in one of their deliciously eccentric designs – their speciality seems to have become fun, sugary prints that are great for wearing if you want to go out and play. Everyone from Victoria Beckham to Daisy Lowe was seen last year in their Spring/Summer swallow-printed dresses with the cheeky cutaway panels which revealed a lot of beautiful skin – you know you’re doing something right if both fashion’s first lady and a scruffy edgy thing like Daisy are angling to wear your dresses.

Another favourite of ours recently have been their gorgeous kitten-printed blouses, complete with sparkling Swarovski detail. I know that on paper it sounds hideous and OTT but when in reality was a piece of fashion magic – a reflection on a world that now welcomes the kitsch and the silly with open arms. And why shouldn’t it?

Their most recent collection has been a bit more muted, with overcoats and dresses in burnt umber and oranges, but the ornate Miu Miu attention to detail remains, with beautifully stitched and printed oriental-style florals creeping up hemlines and sleeves.

Miu Miu, we love you! Passionately! Check out the gallery above to see our favourite moments from Miu Miu since 2006.



America's Next Top Model, Television

America’s Next Top Model in Rome

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on April 23rd, 2008

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In the grand tradition of bizarre international locations for America’s Next Top Model, this season Tyra Banks took the girls to Rome, Italy.

Not Milan – the fashion capital of Italy and the home of one of the most important fashion weeks in the world – but Rome. Why not hop one city North, Tyra?

But alas. For more on what happened in what is admittedly the more culturally rich Italian city – also weird for the vapid ANTM – keep reading.

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