Kanye West Shoes

  • In an issue dedicated to celebrating the relationship between music and fashion, V magazine’s “The Queen Of Hip Hop” editorial appropriately features a top, skirt and shoes from Kanye West‘s debut collection.

  • The former managing director of Hermes France, Bruno Guillon, has recently joined British fashion label Mulberry as their new chief executive. He plans to help heavily transition the brand into Asian markets.

  • Boardwalk Empire actor Michael Pitt is the official face of Prada’s Spring/Summer 2012 menswear campaign – a David Sims-lensed look at the golden age Hollywood icon. According to the brand, Pitt “explores the language of male role models from the rock star to the playboy, from the self-reflective introvert to the engaging and humorous farceur. […] Contemporary men work when they play and play when they work. The boundaries are no longer clear – as the campaign’s simple props and gestures emphasize.”

    Unfortunately, I can only see him as a psychopath. Thanks, Funny Games.

    Michael Pitt Prada

    Michael Pitt for Prada


  • DKNY is supplying the New York Rangers with their practice jerseys for the rest of the season! Never before have I wanted to be a hockey player!

  • GQ has awarded Jared Leto with the title of 2011’s worst dressed man, for looking “extravagantly terrible all year long.”

  • Though cotton topped out at $2.12 this year, prices have just dropped to 86.4 cents a pound. A step in the right direction!

  • Who’s face/body/photoshopping earned magazines the most moolah, this year? Jennifer Aniston, Heidi Klum, and Sarah Jessica Parker!

    Sarah Jessica Parker‘s Elle, Vogue, and Marie Claire covers were the second or third best-sellers for each publication; Heidi Klum‘s Lucky and Glamour covers were both magazines’ second best performers, and Jennifer Aniston gave Marie Claire its best-selling issue in July and pulled in major sales for her November Elle cover.

    Who didn’t do so well? Reese Witherspoon, whose covers marked below-average sales for Vogue, Marie Claire, and Glamour. Interestingly, magazines with Kim Kardashian on the cover were doing well in the beginning of 2011, yet as her so-called ‘sham’ marriage unfolded the numbers have started to look very poor.
    Fashion Magazines 2011

  • Singer John Legend proposed to model Chrissy Teigen this past weekend while they were on vacation in the Maldives! WEDDING PHOTO EXCITEMENT.

  • Alessandra Ambrosio just announced that she is pregnant with her second child! The model and her fiance, Jamie Mazur, already have a 3-year-old, and are looking forward to adding another member to the family in five months time.

    Yes, that does mean she was pregnant with strutting her flawless body down the Victorias Secret Fashion Show runway. Weep with me.

  • 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

    Swarovski Collective Spring Summer 2012

    • Swarovski has just announced that they will be sponsoring British fashion labels J.W. Anderson, Marios Schwab, Giles Deacon, Erdem, Mary Katrantzou, and Craig Lawrence‘s Spring/Summer 2012 collections, meaning they will have plenty of Swarovskied garments to present to us. Bibhu Mohapatra, Jason Wu, Juan Carlos Obando, Rebecca Minkoff, Richard Chai, Rodarte, Mugler and Viktor & Rolf also received sponsorship.
    • Dior just released the latest commercial for their successful fragrance “J’Adore“. In it, long-time frontwoman of the brand, Charlize Theron, sneaks incognito into the Versailles Hall of Mirrors for a fashion show that features iconic beauties Marlene Dietrich, Grace Kelly, and Marilyn Monroe (CGIed, obviously). The ad was directed by “Seven Years in Tibet” director Jean-Jacques Annaud, and it is heavenly.
    • In a speech given at London’s Royal Opera House for the Deloitte Ignite Conference, Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz explained:

      I don’t understand this marathon of fashion. Today, designers are expected to produce work that is bigger, better, faster and – these days – cheaper. A singer can quit once he or she has made ten great songs, a director can finish once he or she has made five amazing films, a writer just needs to write three great books. Now let’s look at designers – they produce six to eight shows a year, most designers have a 20-year-long career, so I need to create about 250 collections in that time. Not even Danielle Steel could write 250 books.

       

    • 15-year-old Tavi Gevinson (essentially the most famous fashion blogger in the world) has launched her much-anticipated new website, Rookie. What was initially a joint venture with Jane Pratt and Say Media is now under Tavi’s sole ownership.
    • Guess what, beautiful Americans? Starting tomorrow, Zara‘s U.S. e-commerce site is launching with free delivery and exchanges to all 50 states, and all deliveries will come wrapped in eco-friendly packaging. ALSO, if you ‘like’ Zara on Facebook then click through to the ‘Shop Online’ section, you’ll be invited to a special online shop at 6 p.m. tonight.
    • Emma Watson‘s commercial for Lancôme Trésor Midnight Rose has finally been revealed! While I expected more from such a hefty budget and impressive actress, you can’t deny ‘little’ Hermione Granger’s beauty.

    Phoebe Philo Celine
    Designer of the Year: Phoebe Philo
    Designer Brand: Mulberry
    Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Nicola Formichetti (ouch Re: Nick Knight)
    British Style: Alexa Chung
    Digital Innovation: Burberry
    Special Recognition: Naomi Campbell
    Emerging Talent: Meadham Kirchhoff
    Emerging Talent, Accessories: Husam El Odeh
    Menswear Designer: Patrick Grant
    Model: Lara Stone
    Accessory designer: Nicholas Kirkwood