It’s the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, guys; prepare to see some intensive fashion investigations. Case Uno? Rachel McAdams at the “Midnight in Paris” photocall with Owen Wilson at her side. Showing off her newly-lightened locks, she strutted around in a fitted Maxime Simoens Couture 2011 dress with camellia flower shoulder and pocket accents. Adding some killer beige Ferragamo peep toes, she looked like a textbook Golden Goddess.
Charlotte Cave is a London legend. Now 20 years in the industry, she has styled the hair and makeup of everyone from Coldplay to Ellie Goulding (hair lust) and has recently opened up her first salon in Clapham Old Town.
The intimate salon is salmon-coloured with spotlight accents, and a bares no resemblance to the impersonal ‘hair factories’ that London seems to home at every corner. Everything you get here is purely personal with no detail spared. In partnership with Sisley cosmetics, your visit begins with a rave-reviewed face mask and is followed by a mini manicure with a slew of Chanel and OPI nail polishes to choose from. Then comes the make-up. Charlotte knows every tip and trick in the book and her talent is just extraordinary. Don’t miss out.
Yesterday, partnered with her sweet-as-pie stylist Sven, I was curled, teased and coiffed into a modern day Clara Bow for the Playboy party I was attending in the evening. They completely transformed my long, unordered mane with not a snip in sight. I truly believe nothing is impossible at the hands of Charlotte Cave and her terrific team. Check out the website to experience your own piece of beauty heaven.
I don’t know a red-blooded female who doesn’t like the way the ladies of “Gossip Girl” dress when they are at a party. Now, it will be all that much more accessible. Head stylist for the show as of Season One Episode One, Eric Daman, has teamed with US store Charlotte Russe to design a collection of party dresses and accessories called “Eric Daman for Charlotte Russe“.
The actual dresses are much more impressive than the name – featuring a black one-shoulder sequin dress, a black velvet frock with lace sleeves, a blue strapless piece with tulle accents, and an array of styles that are “designed in a way that they each have their own personality“, with every item under $50.
The collaboration will be available for purchase in Charlotte Russe stores and on CharlotteRusse.com starting Oct. 24.
Love Kenzo? Love Antonio Marras. This is someone who pulls of romanticism so well you would think he invented it. What I loved in particular was his use of sportswear shapes on a very gentle archetypes. Lingerie accents were so well made they safely steered clear of any raunchy undertones. He closed with white paper butterflies, a themed trick so precise it made me want to reach through my laptop. A very powdery and innocent collection. 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