Tuesday, 30 June 2009

VV Vintage

Singer VV Brown (real name Vanessa Brown) has launched her own vintage website -
www.vvvintage.com !

VV already has experience in fashion as she's signed to modeling agency Select Model Management, she stands at a height of 5"11.
She also took part in Naomi Campbell's charity fashion show in 2008 where she walked the catwalk with models such as Daisy Lowe and Tyson Beckford.

Her vintage website has a wide array of colourful dresses,jackets and tops.
Definitely one to watch out for - not just with her music career!

Monday, 29 June 2009

The new Marc Jacobs perfume doesn't believe in being fashionably late.

"The new Marc Jacobs perfume doesn't believe in being fashionably late."

Marc Jacobs is launching his new perfume Lola in August.
Lola has been described as having a rich floral fragrance, featuring hints of ruby red grapefruit, fuchsia peony and vanilla.

Daisy was the fresh and flirty scent, where Lola is the sexy scent.
Jacobs perfume bottles are always unique, Lola has a technicolour bouquet as the bottle cap!

Jacobs other scent Daisy.

LFW for Johnathan Saunders

Scottish designer Johnathan Saunders is returning to London Fashion Week in September.
Saunders who recently lost out on winning 'Scottish Designer of The Year' will be showing off his Spring/Summer 2010 collections at the LFW 25th anniversary celebrations along with Matthew Williamson, Burberry and Pringle who are also returning.

Johnathan was recently made creative director of Italian brand, Pollini.
America's First Lady, Michelle Obama is a fan of Johnathan's brand, wearing a dress from his winter '09 collection.
Other well known fans of the designer are Charlize Thereon and Sienna Miller.
His collections are sold at big fashion stores including Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Liberty.

LFW takes place from 18th-22nd September.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Vera Wang

Vera Wang was born in 1949 in New York, she was raised in an affluent family.
When she was younger her mother often used to take her to fashion shows in Paris.
Vera attended The Chapin School and then went onto the University of Paris. She later graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a degree in Art History.

Vera Wang worked as a senior fashion editor at Vogue for 16 years, and later applied to be editor-in-chief but was turned down for Anna Wintour.
She joined Ralph Lauren as a design director for two years and then launched her own design salon in 1990.

She has designed wedding gowns for numerous celebrities including Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Garner and Uma Thurman.
Vera Wang also has brands through fragrance, jewelry, eyewear, shoe and housewear collections.

Vera Wang's designs were featured in the Sex And The City film during the Vogue photo shoot where Carrie Bradshaw wore many bridal gowns.

behind the scenes spring/summer 2009.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani was born in Piacenza, Italy in 1934 where he studied Medicine and Photography.
Armani worked as an assistant designer at fashion house Nino Cerruti from 1961-1970.
In 1974 he partnered with Sergio Geleotti in which they established a menswear label Armani, in 1975 they introduced womenswear.
He has numerous fashion lines with an annual turnover of 1.600 billion and is Italy's most successful designer and from 2007 was worth 2.1 billion.

He was the first designer to ban models with a body mass index (BMI) of under 18 from appearing in his catwalk shows after model Ana Carolina Reston died of anorexia nervosa.
Armani has also introduced the 'Giorgio Armani' phone with Samsung after Prada launched a phone with LG.

spring/summer 2009.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

I'm just crazy about Tiffany's!

Ever since her appearance in Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961) Audrey Hepburn has been viewed as a style icon.
She was well known for her chic style and being so elegant, influencing many female's style worldwide.

Audrey introduced the LBD (Little Black Dress) into many female wardrobes after Breakfast At Tiffany's as it was her signature look along with a large pair of sunglasses and chunky set of pearl necklaces.

Get the 'Audrey' look:

LBD - Asos £35.00

Chunky pearl necklace - Miss Selfridge £15.00

Large sunglasses - Asos £9.75

Famous Audrey Hepburn quotes:
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

"I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it."

"You can always tell what kind of person a man really thinks you are by the size of earrings he gives you."

"I love people who make me laugh, I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person."

"I'm just crazy about Tiffany's!"

Other Audrey films:
Funny Face.
My Fair Lady.
Roman Holiday.

Marc Jacobs

I've decided to write mini biographies on designers every now and again so I'm going to start off with Marc Jacobs.

Marc Jacobs was born in New York in 1963, at the age of 15 he was working for New York's trendy Charivari boutique where he was introduced to Perry Ellis.
He attended the High School of Art & Design which he graduated from in 1981.
He then entered Parsons School of Art & design where he won the Perry Ellis Thimble Award in 1984.
In 1987 Jacobs won the fashion industry's highest tribute, The Council of Fashion Designers of America Perry Ellis Award for New Talent.

In 1994 Marc launched his own label which was supported by models such as Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista. In 1997 he was appointed the role of creative director for Louis Vuitton in which he developed the company's first ready-to-wear line.
Since being at Louis Vuitton he has collaborated with Steven Sprouse, Julie Verhoeven and Richard Prince.

spring/summer 2009 collection.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Scottish Designer Of The Year

The Scottish Fashion Awards were held last night and Graeme Black scooped the award for Scottish Designer Of The Year.
Graeme graduated from Edinburgh University in 1989, he then moved to Italy in 1993 he worked as a designer for Les Copains and then for Giorgio Armani.
He then became head designer at Borgonuovo black label.
In 2004 he set up his own independent studio in Milan where he worked on collections for international companies.

Johnathan Saunders and Christopher Kane were also nominated for the award.
Johnathan graduated from Glasgow School Of Art in 1999, and then graduated from the well known fashion college Central St Martins in 2002.
Christopher Kane graduated from Central St Martins in 2006, in 2005 he had attracted the attention of Donatella Versace after winning the LancĂ´me Colour Award.
Donatella later compared him to her late brother Gianni Versace.

Source: www.elleuk.com

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Kate Moss Vintage

It's been confirmed that Kate Moss will be launching a new perfume called Vintage by Kate Moss in September.
It's going to have a vintage inspired 'floriental scent'.
Smokey oriental scents have been getting more popular recently.

Kylie Minogue is also set to launch her first men's fragrance, Inverse, in August.
Inverse will also be an oriental inspired scent which is the perfect scent for Autumn.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Fessentials! (festival essentials)

Batiste Dry Shampoo - £2.25
cuticura hygiene gel - £1.29

suntan lotion

Face Boutique Sweep Clean X 25 cleansing cloths - £5.50

Barry M Extreme Black Waterproof Mascara - £5.75
Rimmel London Natural Bronzing Powder - £5

Over-sized straw bag - JOY £25

Heart sunglasses - asos £6
Hunter original wellington - asos £55

Warm jumper - asos £28


The Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana are set to launch their first online store next week.
It will stock men's and women's collections, accessories, beachwear, watches, eyewear and jewellery!

www.dangstore.com ( launches on 23rd june!)

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Coco Avant Chanel

I really really want to see Coco Avant Chanel.
Audrey Tautou plays Coco Chanel in the film, Audrey is also well known for being the lead in Amelie.

The film is about the story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

Release date: 31st July 2009.

The Birthday Girl

I absolutely love Philosophy products and I recently received a birthday present in the post - it was a set by Philosophy called 'The Birthday Girl.'

It's absolutely gorgeous, it comes in a small tote and includes: Amazing Grace perfumed shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath, Purity Made Simple one-step facial cleanser, Time on Your Hands exfoliating hand cream, Soul Owner exfoliating foot cream and Vanilla Birthday Cake high shine lip gloss!

I also love how Philosophy products have lovely sections of writing on the bottles etc.
The Birthday Girl tote says -
"be grateful to have been given one more day, let alone one more year. remember to dance in your nightgown, sing in the shower, ride a bike, fly a kite, and take an occasional "wind bath" in your bare skin. give those you love big kisses, huge hugs, and the words "i love you" often and always. nurture your body rather than starve yourself with fad dieting. spend time with the old and the weary to better appreciate your life. on your birthday, call your mother and father wherever they are to thank them for all that they have done for you. watch the movie "life is beautiful" at least once a year. remember that you are not guaranteed tomorrow and that today is as good as it gets. thank God for everything, every day, every moment."

I'd definitely recommend buying it was someone's birthday! It costs around £21.00!

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Haute Couture

It was announced today that Jimmy Choo will be designing a collection for H&M which will be released on 14th November 2009.

"This autumn British accessory brand Jimmy Choo will bring it's international glamour and convetable shoes and bags to selected H&M stores. The collection will be available from November 14th in around 200 stores across the world. "

Source: www.hm.com

I know what I'll be asking for for Christmas!