Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2013: Teenage Grunge Returns

Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs often revisits one of his favourite fashion eras, the 90's, in his designs. For the Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2013 collection, the designer once again mixed a grunge influence with graphic monochrome t-shirts, striped layers and geometric prints.

Marc Jacobs
The models were styled with bright streaks placed into their loosely wavy hair, while rocking headphones and sunglasses and an array of bright accessories. Open-toe clogs, flat loafers and a pair of quirky 'bunny' front heels made up the footwear of the collection - it was mismatched and pieced together nonchalantly, which reinforced the carefree, layered vibe that the collection exudes.

Marc Jacobs

Chanel Hosts An “Exceptional” Scottish Spectacular

Vogue editor  Alexandra Shulman says that Karl Lagerfeld´s Chanel Metiers d'Art spectacular last night was a "truly exceptional show". The event was staged in the ruins of Linlithgow Palace, near Edinburgh in Scotland.

Linlithgow Palace
"Karl's interpretation of traditional Scottish dress was exquisite and imaginative and to say the setting was magical is a huge understatement," she told us this morning. "It was one of those evenings where you just felt so privileged to be there."

Stella Tennant
Unsurprisingly, tartan and tweed were key themes - as worn by Stella Tennant and Edie Campbell on a catwalk that encircled medieval-inspired baskets of fire. Guests sat underneath a wooden awning as the show took place, with refreshments in the form of hot ginger and whiskey to help ensure no one felt the snowy weather. Afterwards, an exclusive dinner was held overlooking a nearby loch - at which six bagpipers provided the evening's soundtrack, before British musician Jake Bugg performed.

Chanel Goes Jacobean (Scottish Style)
The luxury fashion house has had a long-standing love for Scotland. Coco Chanel  had always used Scottish wool in her creations, but her fascination with the country was heightened when she started a romantic relationship with the Duke of Westminster in 1924. The pair would often visit his numerous estates in the Scottish Highlands, occasionally joined by Winston Churchill. The tweed jackets and Fairisle jumpers that the Duke wore to go hunting and fishing during these breaks inspired the designer's work for years to come.

John Galliano Intends To Come Back

John Galliano will return to fashion - says legendary USVogue creative director Grace Coddington.

"I love John, I think he's brilliant," she said. "He certainly intends to come back - when he's ready. I hope he will return, but I don't know. That's a tough one to get over. That's tougher than the Gucci people thinking they want a change of face."

Coddington went onto to show her faith and confidence in another fashion pioneer who recently left the industry - Nicolas Ghesquiere. The designer stepped down from his role at Balenciaga in November and has since been replaced by "well-liked, confident, cute-looking" Alexander Wang.

John Galliano
"He will bide his time and come back," she said of her friend Ghesquière. "He's too brilliant to just disappear. He's very passionate about what he does. He's not caught up in fashion and celebrity at all. I don't think he's going to go off and become a sculptor like Helmut Lang, either."

The fashion veteran also added to comments made in her recently-released memoir about the burgeoning numbers of fashion show attendees and the influx of front row bloggers.

"Anyone can be in the front row that the designer deems important enough to put in the front row, I used to find attending the shows so invigorating and exciting, but [now] you have to be there with blinders on - to cut out all the rubbish that's going on around, where the focus seems to be more on the audience than on the clothes that go down the runway. Any old shit can go down the runway and they all sit there and clap."

Romeo Beckham For Burberry

Romeo Beckham has made his modelling debut in the new Burberry campaign. The 10-year-old son of David  and Victoria beckham stars in the spring/summer 2013 advertisements, alongside Burberry favourites Edie Campbell and Carla Delevigne.

Other models to appear in the campaign include Charlotte Wiggins, Alex Dunstan, Charlie France, and Max Rendell - but according to chief creative officer Christopher Bailey, it was the middle Beckham boy that "was a joy to work with and really stole the show".

Romeo Beckham For Burberry
"This season's campaign lights up with the infectious energy of an amazing young cast of old and new Burberry family," said Bailey. "We had such fun shooting the campaign and I think that comes through in the images, which really reflect the upbeat spirit of the collection."

Shot by Mario Testino, the campaign features a mixture of Burberry Prorsum, Burberry London and Burberry Brit clothing - with a focus on the brand's iconic trench and heritage outerwear. Further imagery and digital content will be rolled out throughout the season.

Victoria and David Beckham have three sons - Brooklyn, 13; Romeo, 10; and Cruz, seven - as well as daughter Harper, who was born in July 2011. David and the three boys walked the red carpet at the premiere of the Spice Girls musical premiere in support of Victoria - all decked out in bespoke Burberry suits.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

David Beckham : Fashion Designer

David Beckham is set to retire from football next year but, with wife Victoria busy giving him ideas for his next career more, it seems unlikely that he'll be disappearing into a world of playing golf and bingo!

According to sources, Victoria Beckham has turned from WAG to NAG in her attempts to get hubby David thinking about the future,and she's been trying to persuade him to follow her lead and start up his own fashion line:

“She doesn’t want him to become lazy after he retires [so] She’s suggested he goes into partnership with her design label and does the men’s range."

We quite like the idea of him inspiring more and more men to look and dress just like him, actually - Victoria could be onto something with that idea!

David Beckham
However, being ever considerate, Victoria Beckham has also come up with a few other suggestions for her hubby to tackle in his post-retirement days: “Victoria has also said he’d make a perfect sports anchor on TV."

Despite all of her best efforts, dad of four David seems to have something far more relaxing in mind: "He just wants to rest and have a break.”

Kate Moss Publishes Memoirs

Kate Moss went au naturel as she popped for a spot of lunch in Paris, seemingly with no make-up on. The Brit model went back to basics with the fresh-faced look and simple hair-style parted in the middle.

Kate, 38, wrapped up warm in a black jumper, jeans and cape as she arrived at Le Castiglione in the French capital, Earlier Kate hid her eyes behind giant black shades as she arrived at the city’s Gare du Nord for a short stay in the fashion metropolis.

She was there to promote Kate: The Kate Moss book and was due to sign copies of the career retrospective at department store Colette, to the delight of her waiting fans.

Kate Moss

Her promo trip comes shortly after it emerged that she is to star in a TV documentary about herself. Kate is set to be filmed as she goes on a global book tour and while a release date is yet to be announced her spokespeople have confirmed it is happening.

The Croydon-born model is famously guarded about her private life. But fans will now get a glimpse of the in-demand clothes horse’s day-to-day activities.

She recently lifted the lid on her heartbreak following the split from Johnny Depp and how she found it mortifying to pose nude as a newcomer.

Marc Jacobs For Louis Vuitton

Modes of travel are obviously on Marc Jacobs’ mind when he puts on his Louis Vuitton hat: we’ve had elevators, a carousel, and even a steam train in the LV seasonal tent at the Carousel de Louvre. (I’m really hanging out for models arriving on an elephant one season). This time, however, they came two by two down four escalators and marched along a giant white and yellow checked runway.

The show was punctual, as usual, and with the way things ran it was all done and dusted in just six minutes. MJ even raced down the escalators to take his bow. I’m not sure why it was hurried, but it was a rush in every sense of the word — the set, the production, and the clothes were faultless.
Marc Jacobs For Vuitton
Picking up where he left off with Marc Jacobs in New York, the collection was super mod, this time with 60s shapes and beehive hair-dos. Inspired by an artwork by conceptual artist Daniel Buren, Marc took a very disciplined approach to silhouette and skirt length — working with the three different lengths (mini, mid and maxi) in blocks.

LV’s signature Damier pattern in both big and small checks was the reoccurring motif and appeared mostly in yellow and white, and black and white. I’m amazed the pattern did not feel like overkill, but it was perfectly balanced and extremely effective.

Kate And Naomi´s New Cover

British supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell are no strangers to shedding their clothes, so it’s only fitting that both of them recently posed topless in the December 2012 issue of Russia’s version of Interview magazine.

Interview Magazine
The magazine’s mantra of having one star lead an interview with another has Moss, 38, asking most of the questions to Campbell, 42; and the two discuss their early days in the modeling industry.

Moss reveals that Campbell’s first job was in a Bob Marley video.

“I read that you made your first public appearance in a Bob Marley video,” she says.

“Yeah. I was seven, I think,” replies Campbell. “He was such a handsome man. I remember I started crying when I saw his dreadlocks because I thought they were worms. But he was really, really gentle.”

The two also discuss the shock they had when they first arrived in New York City from the comforts of their native London suburbs.

“When I first got to New York, I was like, ‘What are they talking about?’ I could not tell, you know,” says Moss. “It was really weird and I also think growing up in South London, it is so mixed race.”

“Exactly, we just know our area and how we were raised,” adds Campbell; “so it was a big eye opener to me.”

As for Kate Moss, Interview Russia isn’t the only nude shoot she’s got out in December, she recently shed her clothes for a nude shoot with Rihanna for the December issue of V Magazine.

But unfortunately if you want to get your hands on a copy of the December Interview you’ll have to fly over to Russia or Germany to grab a copy because it’s not available in the States.

Murakami For Louis Vuitton

Just in, are some excellent detailed photos of the Murakami for Louis Vuitton “Monogramouflage” Collection, which was released exclusively at the Brooklyn Museum Murakami Exhibit several months ago.

Murakami For Louis Vuitton
The second shipment of the collection is ready for European delivery. As Nitro quoted, “The second shipment scheduled for release contains the Speedy 35, Keepall 55, Pegase 60, Treillis (denim), Ceinture (belt), iPhone Case and Passport Cover.

The camouflage pattern is obtained through different fading into the denim material and the other bags and luggages are coated canvas. There’s also boots, sneakers and ready-to-wear.