So much ‘B’ goodness: Bailey (Christopher), Bosworth (Kate), and Bilson (Rachel) all at Burberry! Christopher is a brain when it comes to making the fashionistas of the world look chic while covered up. For Fall/Winter 2011, choice colour appeared in blue, pink and yellow outerwear (and the classic trench brown, of course). With flared skinny pants, Himalaya-high heels, Cruella de Vil (yes, again!) black and white prints, and a snow covered finale, there was something for everyone. See the top five looks below! View Post
Did Hannah Marshall go soft on us? Not really. While attendees where initially puzzled to see Marshall’s usual rocker aesthetic toned down, it was a very pleasant change. Rather than her typical black-after-black shows, this London Fashion Week she switched to a more sensual palette and overall theme. There was a sensual film played pre-Catwalk that was mastered by Rankin, and dresses so simple and sheer you could almost say they were pretty. Black wasn’t missing – as it shouldn’t be – but jewellery was, apart from a soft mesh around the sky-high heels. View Post
An extensive collection of Vivienne Westwood shoes from across four decades will be shown in Selfridges’ Ultralounge this week! For the first time in the UK, the iconic British fashion designer will showcase nearly 200 of her most stunning shoes – from her old archives to her newest collections – in Vivienne Westwood Shoes: An Exhibition – 1973-2010.
Opening on August 26th with free entry, the exhibition traces Vivienne Westwood’s exceptional career to date and some of her most memorable designs.
“Shoes must have very high heels and platforms to put women’s beauty on a pedestal.”
The Daily Mail recently sat down with Lauren Weisberger, whose novel, The Devil Wears Prada, was based off of her own year-long experience as Anna Wintour’s (or Meryl Steep‘s) assistant at Vogue. The book was translated into 27 different languages and sold in 31 different countries, and the film version grossed $300 million at box offices globally. The fascination with Anna Wintour’s former assistant was undeniable.
And just as we expected, she dished some dirt – most notably, how her own experiences differed from that of the movie.
On whether she got dressed from the Vogue closets like Andy:
“[I] never got to raid the closet because I never had time, although the other girls did and they wore the most fabulous things to parties. And I never went to Paris. French Vogue provided Anna with assistants when she was over there.”
On her in-office footwear:
“Unlike Andy I couldn’t force myself to wear high heels…I wore these horrible, black platform boots with a thick rubber sole because there was no choice. And even though for a couple of weeks I made the boot-to-high-heels switch under my desk, I just had to forget it in the end. She would stare at them in disgust and it was a stare that conveyed her displeasure pretty clearly.”
On writing her book:
“People have said it was “boss betrayal”, but that wasn’t what it was. I worked there for a year and it was a hell of a year — crazy, exciting and hard… When it was published, people kept saying “It’s so brave of you to write this”, but it wasn’t bravery — it was stupidity and complete naivety.”
On Vogue’s reaction to the book:
“…What sent the biggest message of all was that silence. The book was getting so much hype and so much publicity, but not a single Conde Nast publication mentioned a word — not my name, the title, anything, and that pretty much told me where they stood on that.”
Weisberger’s next novel, Last Night At Chateau Marmont, hits bookstores this week.