Speaking of things I love, let me interrupt your browsing for a moment to tell you about Westfield London. On the most basic level, it is a mall. In actuality, it is a building that took thirteen million man hours to build, a building that has ninety-six escalators, and over 265 shopping destinations. The concierge team alone has seventy members. It is the Ultimate Mall.
Today kicked off Westfield’s Car Boot Sale to celebrate London Fashion Week and the launch of A/W 2010. Lily Allen kicked off proceedings ensconced in cream fur and Chanel pumps, while Mary Portas hosted her own Living and Giving car (her stock is INCREDIBLE). Running until the 26th, over 20 Hyundai i20 cars have been hijacked by London’s most sought after brands with something different on offer every day from giveaways to exclusives to styling advice.
Let’s take a look, shall we? View Post
I love Milly (and designer Michelle Smith) for the happy print dresses, statement coats, and knits in bold colors – and again for spring, that’s what we saw. Nice of New York Fashion Week to remind us that stability can be a great thing.
This time, the collection inspired by Peggy Guggenheim featured an eccentric mix of striking florals, tribal accents, and strong geometrics, all mixed and matched with both slender and full skirts and dresses, maxi-dresses, knee-length shorts, and wide-leg trousers. Clothes came in a range of fun colors like kelly green, sunny orange, and tomato red mixed in with white, navy, and tan. And, with a big 10th-anniversary year planned in 2011, Milly is clearly going dress right with the launch of her handbags, jewelry, and Milly Minis, for girls age 2 to 7. View Post
Carrie Underwood looked flawless yesterday as she was announced as the new face of Olay. Showing up for a webcast to promote Olay’s Challenge What’s Possible campaign launch at Top of the Rock’s 620 Loft & Garden, she wore a Stella McCartney Asymmetric Satin Dress in Nude paired with Lanvin‘s Fall 2010 Curved Heel Pumps.
“The principle idea of Active Resistance is that you get out of life what you put in and that real experience of the world involves thinking” – Vivienne Westwood
100 days of positive thought, active change, speaking up and being heard. Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Lee Jeans are encouraging communication and individuality through an online installation sharing interpretations of Vivienne Westwood’s Active Resistance.
As of today, every day – for one hundred days – one image will be selected from your submissions and shared online on www.ar100days.com. At the close of 100 days, the 100 chosen images will become a part of a London exhibition dedicated to the project.
Vivienne Westwood will celebrate the launch of the website and their collaboration with Lee at their London W1 stores with an exhibition of Vivienne Westwood denim pieces from past to present tonight coinciding with Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out.
So stand up and speak out! Take a photo, write a slogan, create an image and show us your active resistance. Visit www.ar100days.com after they launch later today and make a submission. For more information on Active Resistance please visit activeresistance.co.uk
“It is not enough to follow world politics, see films and read the prize-winning best seller. This is superficial, you need to go deep in order to understand who you are, what the world is and how things could be better. This involves culture which can only be acquired by self-education: human beings should mirror the world.” – Vivienne Westwood
Fashion designers Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen (also known as Michelle Tanner) plan to work the cash registers for part of the September 10th launch of their pop-up store in New York City. During New York Fashion Week, the two are opening a pop-up branch of their brand Elizabeth and James in the West Village. They even plan to ring up customers themselves from 7-8pm!
Elizabeth and James is one of the Olsen’s three labels, the other two being The Row and Olsenboye. Elizabeth and James is named after the twins’ brother and sister and contains pure Olsen style; ankle boots, oversized shirts, and belted waistlines galore.