While having a lunch time blog hunt I came across these rather amazing images.
Struggling with inspiration at the moment but these at least made me feel a bit better.
Filmed on Brighton Beach (keepin’ it real) watch Cara Delevingne and Jacob Young frolicking for the new Burberry Campaign
The whole world has been taken in by the striking Natalie Portman since the preview of her new film Black Swan. I can definitely see why Dior has opted for Natalie as the new face of Miss Dior Cherie! Even topless she embodies sophisticated innocence, and if this is the typical Miss Dior Cherie girl, I definitely want a bottle!
So the Brit Award nominees were announced last night at the O2 Arena. To be honest, although there is some great UK talent that’s not what I’m blogging about today. News came about that the usual glossy gold statue presented to winners was having a bit of a restyle – every year from now onwards a leading British designer or creative will be creating their own unique trophy – And who to choose for the first restyle? British fashion legend Vivienne Westwood of course!
The 2011 Brit Award stays true to her British punk roots using a Union Jack-style toga dress to cover the mini Britannia statue. With Westwood being Westwood the award supports her environmental beliefs with the slogan “Stop! Climate Change” emblazoned on the bottom.
“Vivienne stands for all the things we want to inspire in tomorrow’s generation of artists,” said Brits chairman, David Joseph. “She continues to be unique, innovative, not to mention massively inspired by music and vice versa. We’re honoured she accepted our offer of designing 2011’s trophy.”
I have to say I will be tuning in on the 15th of February just to see the award in action. Go Vivi!
Over dinner last week the subject of Vogue got brought up, moving very quickly onto the new Versace campaign starring Miss January Jones. I was quizzed by my friend on why such a striking campaign hadn’t been mentioned on my blog. I had no answer. So here it is “Wiggly Worm”:
On screen, as the star of Mad Men, January Jones is known for her impeccable ’60s style. In her role of Betty Francis, the glacial blonde, former-model and frustrated ex-wife of ad man Don Draper, always requires a perfectly polished wardrobe of the decade’s finest fashions. So when the one and only Donatella Versace was looking to cast the face of Versace’s spring/summer 2011 campaign, which references the spirit of the Sixties, Jones was the obvious choice.
Shot by Mario Testino, Jones stripped down this season for Versace’s spring 2011 accessories campaign. Wearing nothing more than the label’s oversize bags and sleek sunglasses, January is a clearly Versace girl through and through.
Do you want to know the colours you will be wearing come spring time?
Well I can do one better! With the undying love for Pantone, the worldwide authority on colour, I can tell you EXACTLY what colours and shades you will be wearing.
Spring Summer is always a nod to foreign lands with consumers wanting to wear tropical colours to add brightness into their damp days. This season saw designers in all four Fashion Capitals using intriguing colour combinations in their collections – so be prepared!
First we have the flirtatious Honeysuckle colour, a perfect post-winter pick-me-up. From Issa to Nicole Fahri and Mark Fast this playful pink palette was featured everywhere. It didn’t stop there with this feel-good hue finding its way into the cosmetics. Christian Dior, Jil Sander and Fendi all showcased bold pink on lips and eyes.
For sophisticated orange its all about Coral rose. Always the darling spring summer shade the deep colour suits every skin tone. Betsey Johnson went down a honeyed yellow route with Beeswax where she was joined by Matthew Williamson, Michael Kors and Diane von Furstenberg. A firm favourite with florals.
Tommy Hilfiger stuck to what he knows with Regatta, a vibrant way to add zest into your wardrobe. Versace, Burberry Porsum and Roksanda Ilincic all headed for the blue hue too. Paying homage to the Pantone 2010 Colour of the Year (Turquoise) tropical Blue Curacao was seen in London at Mark Fast and Christopher Kane while Peter Pilotto decided to use all blues.
Romantic and fanciful Lavender was on hand for the designers who didn’t want to take the plunge this season. Seen a lot in Paris and Milan this muted palette subtly took consumers into Spring Summer. Being a huge colour for cosmetics too, this shade cropped up at Roksanda Illicic and Etro.
Adding an organic element into the palette the yellow-green Peapod was used. A similar colour to new bean sprouts this colour reminded everyone of what Spring is all about. Teamed with the trans-seasonal neutrals of ethereal Silver Peony, deep Russet and Silver Cloud, these nude hues are the quintessential colours that consumers can rely upon to coordinate with their wardrobe. Used on the Samantha Ronson, Alberta Ferretti and YSL catwalks these nude colours will be basis for everything.
For more information on the Spring Summer 2011 colours according to Pantone – click here.
I enjoy straight -up photos and out fit shots. I love a good quality pic, a clever angle and all the rest of it – but I’ve never seen myself as that kind of blogger. I’ve been asked a few times why I don’t have shots of myself on the blog and I don’t really have an answer. It’s not something I’ve thought of. I don’t dress in a quirky way, I’m not a fashion pioneer so it all seems a little alien to me. I don’t own a tripod and my boyfriend would probably laugh at how un-photogenic I am.
I hope that answers your questions 🙂
Oh my oh my – the public strikes back. I’m not one for writing a somber blog post but this caught my eye as I’ve been watching Allie Crandells modelling career for a while now.
The american model (from The City fame) has been banned from fashion retailer Revolve after shoppers complained about her emaciated frame.
Revolve clothing featured Crandell on their online boutique looking painfully thin as she models a collection by BCBG Max Azria.
These images in particular sparked outrage among customers with one commenting, ‘As a normal, healthy woman with a healthy body type. How can I possibly imagine what this dress would look like on me when it is shown on a tiny frame?’
Revolve were quick to reply saying that they would not be using the model again on their site until she was a healthier weight.
This isn’t the first time Allie has had to defend her weight. Back in 2008 on The City, fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone accused her of being far too thin, resulting in Allie defending herself when the viewers agreed.
I guess the fash-pack have had enough now. I would turn your heads to Asos.com (who I have a love/hate relationship with) as they do use fantastic healthy looking models.