Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Alexa Chung + DKNY jeans

DKNY have announced that Alexa Chung will be the face of their new Autumn/Winter '09 campaign.
Alexa will replace Daisy Lowe who fronted the Spring/Summer '09 campaign.

The ads were shot by New York street style photographer Scott Schuman.
They will be released in August when the new collection hits the stores.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Coco Chanel

The film 'Coco Before Chanel', also known as 'Coco Avant Chanel' is due to be released on 31st July.
I've decided to write a post on the lady herself.

Coco Chanel was born Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel in 1883 in the small French city of Saumur, Maine-et-Loire.
She had two sisters and three brothers - her mother died of tuberculosis when she was twelve.
Her father left them and they then ended up in an orphanage.
At the age of eighteen Coco left the orphanage and began working in a tailor shop.

She met French playboy millionaire Etienne Balsan, whilst living with him Coco began designing hats which she became very interested in.

Coco left Etienne and opened her first shop in 1913 which sold raincoats and jackets.
The shop closed, she then opened a shop in Brittany. French actresses wore her hats which helped build her reputation.
Her third shop was opened in Deuville where there was also a range of woman's sportswear sold.
It was during world was 1 and women decided they should dress for themselves and not for their men.

Coco produced her first signature scent, Chanel No.5 in 1921. It is now the best selling fragrance in the world.
Chanel No.5 was the first fragrance to have a designer's name attached.

When world war 2 began Coco shut all her shops as she decided it was the wrong time for fashion.
She lived in the Hotel Ritz Paris and made this her home for thirty years.
In 1954 she got involved with fashion again.
Coco wasn't popular with Parisians because of her relationship with a Nazi spy, however Americans loved it.

Coco Chanel died of a heart attack on 10th January 1971 aged 87 at the Hotel Ritz.

The building where her apartment was in Paris was bought by Coco.
It still houses the ground-floor store, the haute couture workrooms in the attic and Karl Lagerfeld also has a study there.

Coco Before Chanel is in cinemas 31st July 2009.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Absolutely GaGa!


Lady GaGa was getting interviewed on a German television show when she wore this Kermit The Frog ensemble designed by Jean Charlez de Castelbajac.

The week before that she wore a puffball style dress styled on Animal also from The Muppets.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Lily Allen jewellery line

Its been confirmed that Lily Allen is launching her own jewellery.
The name of the line hasn't been revealed yet but details are expected to be released on the 27th July when Lily presents the products in Claridges Hotel.

Lily is also the face of Chanel handbags for the Autumn campaign.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

New D&G catwalk model

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has signed a six figure deal to be a catwalk model for the D&G's exclusive younger clothes collection.

Her management are hoping it will turn her into an international star.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are deeply involved in the project.
Alexandra is known to already love the brand and they are hoping that they can push the boundaries with her image.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Back from London etc.

I'm back from my holiday, I had an excellent time.
I'm going to post photos of what I purchased in London!

Marc B Tote from Topshop @ Oxford Street - £45.00

Kimchi & Blue lady button tunic from Urban Outfitters - £38.00

V-neck striped love heart pocket tee @ Urban Outfitters - £28.00

Vintage Dress from Topshop (I couldn't find a photo online so had to take my own,also can't remember the price of the dress.)

I bought a floral top/dress from a vintage store in Shrewsbury called KoKo but I can't find a photo of it, it was 25.00 I think!

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Armani & Angelina Jolie

The Giorgio Armani Prive Couture show has recently been held in Paris and there's now rumours that Angelina Jolie is set to sign up to do a new campaign for Emporio Armani.

There's also speculation that David Beckham would appear alongside Angelina in the new campaigns.
Armani have not yet confirmed the campaign so we'll just have to wait and see!

Friday, 3 July 2009

UPDATES 4th-18th july.

From the 4th-18th July I'm on holiday so updates may not be as regular as they normally are.
I will try and update as much as I can though!

I'm going to the Harry Potter premiere in London on Tuesday with George!
We're so excited!

Hope everyone else has a brilliant Summer!

Oxford St. FW.

It's been announced that London's Oxford Street will be hosting it's own Fashion Week from 7th September.
This will be the UK's first ever high-street shopping week.

Shops already signed up for the event include Topshop/Topman, Debenhams and John Lewis.
At the fashion week you will be able to watch fashion catwalks, attend fashion & beauty workshops and there will be late night shopping nights - complete with Champagne.

Armani A/W campaign 2009

Giorgio Armani released the photos for the autumn/winter 2009 Emporio Armani Underwear campaign today.

The campaign features Victoria and David Beckham who have both featured in a campaign for the designer before.
Photographers Mert and Marcus were inspired by the 1990s Armani campaigns.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli was born in Florence, Italy in 1940, to an artistic family.
Cavalli decided to enroll at the local Art Institute where he focused on textile print.

He presented his first collection at the age of thirty at the Salon of Prêt-à-Porter in Paris.
He then brought it to the catwalks of the Sala Bianca of Palazzo Pitti in Florence, in 1972 he opened his first boutique in ST.Tropez.
He also opened boutiques in Saint Barth and Venice.

Just Cavalli was launched in 1998 and produces menswear, womenswear, accessories, eyewear, watches, perfume and beachwear.
He also launched a childrens collection called Angels & Devils.

Roberto opened a cafe-store in Florence revamping it with his signature animal prints.
He also opened a cafe in Milan at Torre Branca and another boutique on Via Spiga.

Cavalli is also one of the many designers who designed a line for store H&M.
Many well known names have been the face of his campaigns such as Kate Moss, Christina Aguilera and Shakira.
In 2007 Roberto Cavalli's turnover was estimated to be around £490 million.

Spring/Summer 2009 collection.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Chanel + Lily Allen = new campaign

Karl Lagerfield has announced that singer Lily Allen is to be the new face for the Autumn/Winter '09 Chanel Campaign.
Karl Lagerfield will be shooting the campaign next week!

Lily Allen has always been a fan of French brand Chanel and is often seen with a 2.55 handbag and sat in the front row at it's Paris Fashion Week show, later partying with Kate Moss.

Spring/Summer 2009 collection.