Kate Moss Vogue UK
Mrs Jamie Hince – aka supermodel Kate Moss – nabbed next month’s cover of Vogue UK in a Miu Miu dress. The cover and accompanying shoot were lensed by Mario Testino. This is probably the best Kate cover I’ve seen in years. Love does a model good.

That said, I can’t be too wrong to expect there is a severely-bobbed, miffed Anna Wintour somewhere. Londoners got the Moss-Hince marriage cover a month before Vogue US was set to, didn’t we? Conde Nast competiton heats up?

Armani Prive Fall Couture 2011
Thus far, I have been relatively unimpressed by the showings of Fall 2011’s Couture Fashion Week. Giorgio Armani‘s collection for Armani PrivΓ© – “Hommage au Japon” – however, is an exception.

As the title suggests, Giorgio was profoundly moved by March’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and thus dedicated the collection to the refinery, aesthetic and beauty of the troubled country. Vivid florals were paired with heavy velvets, obi belts, shapely silhouettes and directionally profound shapes. Though it came at the very end, the tangerine embroidered top and black sequin skirt was the collection’s perfection. Absolutely beautiful in every way.

Shopping Spree
Though I originally planned to give away a Mulberry Bayswater, I am actually much more excited for this:

A Giveaway of $1000!

Since I wanted to provide a financial and worthwhile equivalent to the Bayswater, I didn’t want to substitute a bag for the sake of a bag. I thought – since She Said Style is a style guide and so much more – a shopping spree is something any and all of you would enjoy! We’re talking a lump sum for one lucky winner to spend in any online store, or collection of stores, as long as your total (shipping included) doesn’t exceed $1000.

$1000 SHOPPING SPREE β€” GIVEAWAY DETAILS

To enter, you must purchase She Said Style. The e-mail address used to purchase the book will be checked if the winner is selected through any of the additional entry options.

For additional entries, each step you complete from the list below will earn an extra giveaway entry (as mentioned above, book purchase will be checked if an additional entry is selected):

1. Become a fan of Lela London on Facebook (+1 entry).
2. Sign up to Lela London’s mailing list (+1 entry).
3. Leave a comment below telling me your favourite chapter of She Said Style (+1 entry).
4. Tweet about the giveaway. Tweet must include ‘@lelalondon’. (+1 entry).
5. Follow Lela London on Twitter (+1 entry).
6. Link to the giveaway through your blog (+1 entry).

Giveaway ends August 1, 2011 at midnight PST. Open worldwide. If you are under 16, please ask your parents for permission to enter.

Thank you for your support! Fingers crossed!