Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Marc By Marc Jacobs.

Inevitably, all roads lead back to the seventies for Marc Jacobs. That’s true for Marc Jacobs, the label, too, and as of Tuesday, his Marc by Marc Jacobs fall collection.

As I am writing this, I am kind of kicking myself for it, because, really, you’re not surprised, are you? If I had told you 1670s, well, maybe, but we are talking about the gleaming, throbbing, Shelley Hack 1970s here, and that is like telling you the sun will rise and fall each and every day: You know it already. But, actually, it’s a surprise, because here’s the thing—for season after season now, Jacobs has mined all sorts of the nexuses between street style, pop culture, and music for Marc—from the X-Ray Spex punk days of the seventies, to the shambling acoustic pop of the Marine Girls eighties (go check them out; it’s why God gave us YouTube), to the acid-rave nineties.

All young, young, young. Yet fall was, instead, all grown-up, a collection of great pieces—the likes of a gold leather cardigan, a striped camel blanket coat, and a yellow-gold velvet dress, all of which were worn with shearling wedge booties or high oxfords, a great example of the man’s shoe cantilevered onto a heel that has been around this past week. Jacobs caught a little of the glossy, fetish hardness that was slicked all over his Marc Jacobs collection Monday, but softened with his fluid, looser seventies-isms that will introduce a whole new generation of girls to looking dressed up without eschewing fun. And that can only be good.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Victoria Beckham to adorn American Vogue, naked and pregnant?

Now that Victoria Beckham has left her WAG roots behind and transformed herself into the darling of New York Fashion Week, there has been much chatter in fashion circles about when she will land her first solo American Vogue cover. Gossip reached fever pitch today amid internet rumours that the pregnant 36-year-old was set to pose 'Demi Moore style' for the cover of the US style bible, claiming editor-in-chief Anna Wintour was keen to depict Beckham at seven months pregnant with her fourth child - rumours which Victoria's people have now flaty denied, refusing to give any further comment on the claims.

Rarely pictured wearing anything but her own label these days, it seemed a long-shot that Beckham would pass up possibly the world's greatest piece of free advertising for it, but Star magazine earlier reported that it was all set to happen. A fashion insider told them: "Knowing Victoria, she'll do something completely unique with it. It's not a very Vogue thing to do, but the team can make it work and make it 'fashion'. Anna's apparently really keen on it. Everyone's expecting it to fly off the shelves. Victoria's a huge style icon. There's a real buzz going around about it. Although nothing's been officially signed yet, Victoria would want to be sure she's the sexiest pregnant woman to ever grace a magazine cover. It will be a huge boost to her career from a fashion point of view."

The former pop star, who is set to present her sixth ready-to-wear collection during New York Fashion Week this Sunday, has starred on several covers of Vogue internationally over the years. But she's only graced the US version of the Condé Nast style bible once back in 1997, alongside her Spice Girl band mates.

Looks like we'll have to wait a bit longer for Victoria's star turn, but watch this space - we're sure it won't be too far off.

Kate Moss For Longchamp 2011.

Kate Moss’ latest shoot for Longchamp has proved that there is indeed no better person to shill Kate Moss' style than the supermodel herself. Philip Green recently promoted his teenage daughter into the supermodel’s place as the Topshop design queen.

Seventies-style photos were taken by Alasdair McLellan in Morocco and Mark Moss's eighth season as the face of the French luxury bag company, reports the Daily Mail.

Moss's design efforts have decreased in recent seasons, but when she is at it, there’s nothing stopping her.

Longchamp's Artistic director, Sophie Delafontaine, says,“I don't think people imagine how involved Kate is or how much thought she gives the details. She's involved in every decision.”

The model is equally complimentary when she explains why she chose to work with Longchamp.

“I just really like them as people,” Moss said. “I find them lovely to work with.' “Longchamp is a family business, it's been going for more than 60 years, and I just love the whole feeling of it.”

The 'Faraway' Kate Moss for Longchamp spring/summer 2011 collection features 12 pieces divided into three special lines: 'Faraway Chic,' 'Faraway on the Road,' and 'Faraway Exotic.'