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Chanel’s Croisiere 2012/2013 Collection Show

By Andrea Petrou on May 15th, 2012

We heart Chanel and jump at any opportunity to lust after the brand’s iconic designs.

And Karl Largerfeld’s Chanel’s Croisiere 2012/2013 collection, attended by muse Vanessa Paradis, is just as breathtaking as the previous ranges.

Giving a nod to the Victorian era, the collection comprised of structured shoulders, big hats and cute tweed jackets.

Away from this look playful sheer fabrics gave a nod to the brand’s iconic look, whilst little shorts, military jackets and florals bought the collection slap bang into this era.

See our fave pics of the range in the gallery below.

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Celebrity gossip, Designer Fashions

Nicole Richie designing a fashion line for QVC

By Andrea Petrou on November 14th, 2011

Nicole Richie is designing a fashion line for QVC.

The 30-year-old designer will further expand her work with a “cute” range of clothing for the home shopping network, which will launch in February.

A source told “The line is cute – it can be worn by teeny-tiny girls but also goes up to size XXXL. Nicole has a great fashion sense, and she’s very hands-on.”

The launch of the line will tie in with the premiere of reality TV show ‘Fashion Star’, on which Nicole – who has a line of womenswear called Winter Kate, an accessories line called House of Harlow 1960 and Nicole, her maternity collection – acts as a mentor for aspiring designers.

The reality TV star – who was recently named Influencer of the Year at Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards for House of Harlow 1960 – recently said she designs for women who are not “afraid to take risks” and enjoy having “fun” with their wardrobes.

Describing her typical customer, she said: “[She is] a multitasker, a woman who wears many hats, someone who isn’t afraid to take risks and have fun with fashion.”

Celebrity Style

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wants her own jewellery line.

By Andrea Petrou on June 3rd, 2011

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wants her own jewellery line.

The 24-year-old model has made her first foray into acting with the lead role in ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ but plans to return to fashion eventually, though is keen to develop her interests in the business side of the industry.

She said: “I hope to have my own jewellery line, plus lingerie and cashmere.

“That’s where I see myself in five or 10 years. Designing.”

Rosie – who is dating actor Jason Statham – admits she has made fashion mistakes in the past and tries to keep her style as simple as possible.

She told Britain’s Elle magazine: “I see pictures sometimes and go, ‘What was I thinking?’

“I don’t want someone to look at the dress before they look at me. I try not to spend too much. I like those mid-range labels and they’re much less trend based so they last forever.”

Celebrity Style

Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson are teaming up for a new clothing line.

By Andrea Petrou on June 3rd, 2011

Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson are teaming up for a new clothing line.

The singing sisters are to collaborate on a line of tween apparel featuring sportswear, denim and activewear in their first fashion venture together, which will be part of the Jessica Simpson Collection.

Jessica – whose fashion empire is set to be worth an estimated $1 billion this year – told WWD: “Creating a tween apparel collection was a natural extension for the brand. I’m excited to bring my sister, Ashlee, along as co-creative director of this division, because she brings a savvy rocker edge that defines today’s tweens.”?

Ashlee hopes her venture into fashion will be inspirational for young girls wanting to experiment with their personal style.

She said: “My goal as co-creative director will be to design clothes that will help inspire young girls to express their personalities and creativity through fashion.”

Jessica is set to see her empire expand further this year, with new ready-to-wear and career separates lines also planned.

When she launched the collection, she sold just handbags, shoes and boots, but gradually expanded to include watches, clothing, cosmetics, luggage, fragrances and swimwear, which is all sold in major department stores in the US.

Celebrity Style, News

Kelly Brook designs her own maternity range

By Andrea Petrou on April 28th, 2011

Kelly Brook is to design her own range of maternity clothes.

The model-and-actress is currently pregnant with her first child and she has been asked by British high street chain New Look to create a line of stylish clothes for mothers-to-be to wear.

Kelly – who has already got her own underwear and swimwear range with the popular store – said: “A few fun projects have come about because I am pregnant: New look want me to do a maternity range for them to come out in June and I have been designing some rag dolls for a friend of mine who makes children’s toys.

“I still work with Reebok, who have been very supportive and are looking forward to seeing me get back in shape in September.”

Despite being pregnant, Kelly is determined to be look good throughout her pregnancy and recently revealed how she dresses up more when she’s in London.

She said: “When I’m in London I like dressing up. I’ll wear lots of 50s-style prom dresses, pencil skirts, and blouses because they really flatter my hourglass figure. But right now I’m living in LA so I’m living in jeans and t-shirts.”

Gallery, Trend Alert

ShinyStyle loves: Republic Candy Punk collection for SS11

By Andrea Petrou on March 30th, 2011

Wow, we’re going right back to the 80s today with our ShinyStyle Loves series, thanks to this bright Candy Punk collection by Republic.
The collection, which has been influenced by the likes of Cher Lloyd, Rihanna and Jessie J, includes an eclectic mix of statement tees, hot pants, leggings and sweats. More is more with lashings of sequins, animal prints, slogans and badges.

Pick from sweats adorned with gold pug dogs, vibrant colour pop leopard prints and sparkly trims or wear a slogan top with leather look leggings and ripped denim for that special 80s look.

We want it right now.

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Christian Louboutin designing shoe range inspired by gay Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas

By Andrea Petrou on March 8th, 2011

Christian Louboutin is designing a shoe range inspired by gay Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas.

The legendary footwear maker is close friends with the sportsman – who came out in 2009 – and the pair reportedly met for lunch in Cardiff last month to discuss the new collection, which will be called ‘Alfie’, Gareth’s nickname.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “Christian is working on a casual shoe range, with Gareth as the main inspiration. He’s really chuffed about it.”

While Christian has a popular menswear line and last year designed a range of sneakers with DJ Swizz Beatz, he is more famous for his high-heeled designs – which are a favourite among a host of celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss.

He has previously revealed he measures how good his shoes are by what they look like on a naked woman.

He said: “The ultimate must still look good when a woman is naked. The design that encapsulates my career is the Pigalle, a low-cut, high-heeled pump. It’s so subtle in that it adds something sexy to the body, but you don’t immediately realise that it’s the shoe that is making the difference.”

Designer collaborations, Designers, Fashion News, Retail News

First look: Anna Sui for Target channels previous collections

By Kimberley Foster on June 29th, 2009


Comparisons are being drawn between Anna Sui’s previous collections, and her forthcoming range for Target. The designer has already cited Gossip Girl as inspiration for her Go International line, but clearly her past runways have also provided a good start. Four dresses from her 2006 and 2007 collections have been modified for her new retail range which is set to land in store on September 13. Most of the items will sell for under $50 (woot!) click here to check out the lookbook.

Accessories, Celebrity Style, Fashion News

Nicole Richie to add clothes and shoes to House of Harlow 1960

By Kimberley Foster on June 23rd, 2009

Nicole richie.jpgFans of Nicole Richie and her House of Harlow 1960 jewellry line will no doubt be happy to hear the news that she will soon be adding clothes and shoes to her label.

The former reality TV star is getting ready to unveil her second collection, and has revealed that it will be a “totally different line.”

While her last range focussed on African and Indian-inspired designs, Nicole says the next one “is focusing more on old English, equestrian and more sophisticated looks.”

As for the clothes and shoes, she adds: “I’ve been working really hard on designing and picking the right fabrics for my Spring 2010 line.”

In meantime, you can shop Nicole’s current range at

Department Stores, Designer collaborations, Fashion News, Retail News

Miley Cyrus and Max Azria coming to a Wal-Mart near you!

By Kimberley Foster on June 3rd, 2009

Miley Cyrus.jpgUh-huh it’s true… Miley Cyrus and Max Azria have inked a deal with Wal-Mart to create a line for juniors. Can you just hear the dollar signs ringing already?

The range is to be called “Miley Cyrus and Max Azria” (some originality maybe?) and will include tops, pants, graphic T-shirts and shoes, starting from $20. It will go on sale at Wal-Mart outlets and via from August this year.

I guess we should have known something was up when Miley starting wearing grown-up wear by Azria. For example, that sparkly minidress Hervé Léger dress she wore to the London premiere of Hannah Montana: The Movie. Look out Olsens!

Fashion News

News just in: Jonathan Saunders is Target’s newest GO designer

By Kimberley Foster on May 22nd, 2008

jonathansaunderstargetannouncement.jpgIs Jonathan Saunders on the path to world domination?

Firstly he is given the job of creative director at Pollini and now we hear that the British designer is Target’s newest GO International designer – as we speculated way back in January.

In creating a range for Target, Saunders joins the likes of Erin Fetherston, Jovovich-Hawk, Proenza Schouler, and more recently Richard Chai and Rogan Gregory.

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