A stellar end to the Spring 2011 shows, Gwen Stefani‘s L.A.M.B. presentation at New York Fashion Week woke up jaded editors with both a killer reggae-theme soundtrack (Sean Paul, M.I.A., Santogold) and a vibrant collection to match.

With husband Gavin Rossdale and son Kingston sitting front-row, Stefani delivered an African-inspired collection that banked on bright wax-block prints splashed on everything from minidresses and crop tops to trousers and drop-crotch jumpers. Mixed in with the Africa theme were a few tailored suits and pieces reflecting Stefani’s own decade-old signature style, including midriff-baring tops, lots of punk plaids, and oversize fold-over pants.

While the collection started stronger than it ended, the showing overall – and no doubt (wink wink) the thumping beats, the knowledge that this was the last show of the week, and seeing uber-adorable Kingston run to his mother during her finale walk – had attendees leaving with smiles on their faces. View Post

Spice GirlsBetter grab your sequined minidresses and platform shoes, because the Spice Girls are getting a musical remake. Producer Simon Fuller and the creators of Mamma Mia! are the forces behind the project, which has been in discussion for several months.

As of yesterday, writer and personal hero Jennifer Saunders (known for writing the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous and a few Friends episodes) signed on to pen the script around the group’s most famous songs. The tentative title? Viva Forever. Raise my hand if I’m about to start designing outfits in honour.