Vogue Italia QVC

The concept of “The Collections on IVC 2012” is simply brilliant. Anyone who does anything similar from this day forward will be sidelined by the precedent inspiration of Vogue Italia‘s January 2012 edition.

The spread kicks off with a nonchalant traipse of Alexander McQueen‘s S/S 2012 best and ends with Natasha Poly in Dolce & Gabbana (Poly and Gabbana are like PB&J, to me). QVC-styled by Karl Templer and photographed by Steven Meisel, the model cast is incredible in itself; Daria Strokous, Caroline Trentini, Joan Smalls, Sigrid Agren, Karlie Kloss, Natasha Poly, and Gertrud Hegelund. Mix in some Burberry with Jen Kao, and some Louis Vuitton lemon candy couture? I’m sold. Find me my credit card. View Post

Kate Moss David Bowie Vogue

  • For the January 2012 issue of Vogue Paris…we have David Bowie! Or, Kate Moss‘ interpretation of Ziggy Stardust under the lens of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. What a way to bring in the new year.

    (Disclaimer: the gorgeous photo, below, came to mind as soon as I laid eyes on the Vogue cover! A mashup.)

    Kate Moss David Bowie

    David Bowie and Kate Moss


  • The British Fashion Council held its British Fashion Awards earlier this week, and managed to select winners that almost everyone agreed with – HOORAY! Do you wish to take a look? Of course you do:

    Designer of the Year: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
    Red Carpet Award: Stella McCartney
    Designer Brand Award: Victoria Beckham
    New Establishment Award: Christopher Kane
    Menswear Designer of the Year: Kim Jones
    Accessory Designer of the Year: Charlotte Dellal for Charlotte Olympia
    British Style Award: Alexa Chung
    Model Award: Stella Tennant
    Outstanding Achievement in Fashion: Paul Smith
    Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Sam Gainsbury
    Emerging Talent Award, Womenswear: Mary Katrantzou
    Emerging Talent Award, Menswear: Christopher Raeburn
    Emerging Talent Award, Accessories: Tabitha Simmons

    Do WERK, everyone.

  • The new H&M collaboration has been announced (yes, they knock them out like scrambled eggs), and the next designer is…Marni! Sweden’s most successful retailer announced their Spring/Summer 2012 partnership with Italian label’s founder Consuelo Castiglioni, set to be released on March 8th in over 260 stores worldwide.

    And yes, there is already a video sneak peak for you, below. HELLO, CLASHING PRINT MENSWEAR, I LOVE YOU.

    “I wanted to create a true Marni wardrobe by revisiting all our favourite pieces in signature fabrics and prints. As always, I love juxtaposing prints and colours, mixing modern tribal with Bauhaus graphic and adding sporty utilitarian elements.”
    Consuelo Castiglioni


  • Today, the white dress which Amy Winehouse wore on the European cover of her second album, Back to Black, raised over $67,000 (£43,200) when it was sold at auction. The dress was ‘won’ by a private fashion museum in Chile, who’s money will go to Amy’s charitable foundation which supports programs to help vulnerable young people.

  • Ever wondered which designers are searched the more than others online? Well, according to Bing’s annual search trends for 2011, Gucci tops the list. (Perhaps Kreayshawn is to blame?)

    Other top ten brands included John Galliano (legal troubles), J.Crew (lesbian/divorce), Guess(?), and Chanel twice over — once for the brand name itself (because it’s fabulous) and once for founder Coco Chanel (because she’s fabulous).

  • Big news for fashionistas in the Netherlands (and beyond)! Condé Nast has confirmed that Vogue will begin publishing a Netherlands edition in 2012, and it to be edited by the recently resigned editor of Dutch Glamour, Karin Swerink.

    “Holland is a thriving market in the heart of Western Europe with a growing hunger for luxury. It is natural for Vogue.”
    Jonathan Newhouse, Condé Nast International’s chairman

  • Valentino Virtual Museum

      • Get ready to take a private tour of the Valentino archive on any device that connects to the internet! Serious talk. Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti have just announced the launch of the “Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum“. The desktop application will showcase over 300 dresses from the designer’s archive, organised as if it were an actual museum, and integrated with sketches, editorials, as well as various means of press coverage. The app will be available here from December 5th.
      • Looking for Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid dress? This Alexander McQueen number is the closest you’re probably ever going to get. Same designer – Miss (Fabulous) Sarah Burton – with a few missing lace inserts.
      • Paul Smith won the Outstanding Achievement Award at the British Fashion Awards, following in the footsteps of greats such as John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, and Alexander McQueen.
      • For Fall/Winter 2012, Stella McCartney will show a special collection for the London Fashion Week show calendar. As creative director of the 2012 Olympics, the (little) details shared so far have explained that the “one-off” show will be part of concerted promotional efforts relating to The Games. Back on home turf! Yes!
      • 90-year-old fashion designer Iris Apfel is collaborating up with eyebobs to design a collection of midrange reading glasses, sun readers, and polarized sunglasses! The collection is set to be released in 2013, though a limited edition frame – the “Iris” – will be available in three different colours come Spring. A portion of proceeds will also be donated to vision loss charity Lighthouse International – SO GET BUYING!
      • Heiress to the Missoni empire, Miss Margherita Missoni, has revealed she is engaged to be married to her racing driver boyfriend Eugenio Amos!
      • Now that Versace x H&M is all sold out, those who slept those few extra minutes can rejoice! As soon as February, we will be able to get our hands on a brand new Spring/Summer 2012 collectionbetween the collaborative brands! Sneak peak below:

        Versace HM SS12

        Versace for H&M Spring/Summer 2012

      • Oh, here goes another £100…MAC have just released photos of their make-up collaboration with Daphne Guinness! The 21-piece collection will be available from December 26th through February 9th. The pigments will sell like hotcakes, I assure you.

        “I was in the Beverly Hills Hotel, and let me tell you there’s always some mad project going on in my bedroom when I’m there. Ha! I had parchment papers spread all over the floor and all sorts of different powders and watercolors that I was mixing together. I was painting for so long on that floor. When the pieces were done, I packed them all in my suitcase to show MAC.”
        Daphne Guinness

         

    Daphne Guinness MAC

    Daphne Guinness x MAC

    Lottie Moss

    Lottie Moss

  • So, remember when Kate Moss‘ little sister was causing some “Hey, look! She’s beautiful, too!” commotion when Kate’s wedding photos were released? Well, now she’s a model. See: 13-year-old Lottie Moss, above. (Photos by Andrea Carter Bowman).

  • Well this is interesante! Moda Operandi is becoming a serious force to be reckoned with, as they have just announced the hiring/pillaging of Taylor Tomasi Hill filling the role of MO’s artistic director.

  • Apparently, Marc Jacobs is no longer the name-of-the-moment in regards to taking over John Galliano at Dior. As Jacobs insisted on taking his Louis Vuitton team with him to Dior – which would leave Vuitton pretty helpless – if he were to make the move, he has been removed from talks. The position still remains open, and I still believe if Riccardo Tisci was to shake his brand loyalty, it would be his in a hot second.

  • Look how super-dupily-smoking-hot Demi Lovato looked on the 2011 Latin Grammy Awards red carpet! In a very un-Disney move, she wore a berry-coloured Roland Mouret Compeyson zip-front gown, made of stretch-crepe and actually worn back-to-front.

    By turning the plunging back into a plunging neckline, employing some major curls, and bronzing to the high heavens, she has made the look – impressively – her own. Style headed in the right direction, Miss Lovato.

    Demi Lovato

    Demi Lovato


  • When pressed for their comments regarding Madonna’s foray into further sectors of the fashion industry:

    “Maybe next season, we should sing a song.”
    Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

  • This week in Milan? Giorgio Armani wished he could “have a fresh start as an architect”; not too off-topic, considering he just opened his latest luxury hotel in the fashion capital, and announced plans to open others in London, Paris and New York.

  • Lily Cole, everyone’s favourite red-haired model-turned-actress (ok..so she’s the only one), has a cameo role in the forthcoming movie “Snow White & the Huntsman“. If you want to spot her in the trailer, look for the girl being obliterated by Charlize Theron. Poor lil beauty.

  • BIG NEWS! Five months after the brand was acquired by private equity firm Labelux, Jimmy Choo is losing co-founder and chief creative officer Tamara Mellon! Not only Tamara, but also the company’s current CEO, Joshua Shulman. Considering Labelux paid $800 million for brand ownership, I doubt they are planning to live on the streets, but it does raise questions regarding motive for both of the talented fashion figures to leave.