Friday, 16 November 2007

Gucci's Lucky Star

Madonna tapped to host New York flagship store opening

(NEW YORK) From Material Girl to champion of world causes, Madonna has come a long way. And on February 6, the global pop icon will join forces with Gucci to host a fundraising event to celebrate the opening of the Italian fashion brand's largest store in the world, the new flagship on Fifth Avenue and 56th Street.Co-hosted by Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, the evening will benefit Raising Malawi, the organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty founded by Madonna in 2006 when she adopted her son David Banda, and also UNICEF. Joining Madonna and Giannini as co-hosts for the affair will be Salma Hayek and her fiancé, PPR chief executive officer François-Henri Pinault, Adrien Brody, Téa Leoni, Lucy Liu, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Gwyneth Paltrow, financier Arpad Busson, and economist and Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs."I am grateful that Gucci is joining forces with me to bring attention to a country with millions of children in desperate need of our help," said Madonna. "Raising Malawi has already done tremendous work in helping these children. But we have much more to do and this event will surely bring us closer to our goal."The celebratory evening will consist of dinner, followed by a guest speaker, music performance, and an after-party, details of which were not released."We are honored to have Madonna host this very special event with us, celebrating the opening of our New York Fifth Avenue flagship store while generating funds for Raising Malawi and UNICEF," said Mark Lee, CEO of Gucci, the evening's sole underwriter. "At this significant moment in Gucci's history, we are proud to continue our commitment to a cause of great importance to the company."Gucci and Madonna, both of whom share a commitment to the fight against AIDS and to supporting underprivileged children, first joined forces in 1997, when the singer served as honorary co-chair of the record-breaking Gucci fundraising event for AIDS Project Los Angeles. Gucci aligned itself with UNICEF in 2004, initiating several special holiday campaigns and products--including this year's limited-edition Indy bag--with a portion of proceeds benefiting UNICEF programs in Malawi and Mozambique.

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards Top Prize to Rogan Gregory

3.1 Phillip Lim & Philip Cranji named runners-up
Friday, November 16, 2007(NEW YORK) The American fashion industry has anointed three of its best and brightest.Rogan Gregory's career received a hefty boost Thursday night, when his namesake fashion brand, Rogan, won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, a cash prize of $200,000, a Lexus vehicle with a full year of prepaid parking, and a year's worth of mentoring from a senior industry executive. The evening's runners-up were jewelry designer Philip Crangi and Phillip Lim of 3.1 Phillip Lim, each of whom will pocket $50,000 in addition to receiving business tutelage. Each of the winners also received a Bulgari timepiece.The 2007 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Business Advisory Committee has also been named, all of whom will mentor and provide support for the finalists. The committee includes Calvin Klein Inc. president and chief operating officer Tom Murry, Cole Haan chief executive officer James Seuss, NRDC president Richard Baker, Diane von Furstenberg chief financial officer Paul Aberasturi, and David McTague, Liz Clairborne Inc.'s executive vice president of partnered brands.The winners of the fourth installment of the fund, which have set a new benchmark for recognizing rising talent and paving career paths, were revealed at the 7th on Sale black-tie gala, which took place in the 69th Regiment Armory and benefited the CFDA/Vogue Initiative for HIV/AIDS.Previous winners of the fund, underwritten by Barneys New York, Nordstrom, Theory, Vogue, Juicy Couture, Kellwood Co., and Coach, include Doo-Ri Chung, Trovata, and Proenza Schouler's Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough. Runners-up are Derek Lam and Thom Browne, and Rodarte's Laura and Kate Mulleavy and Thakoon Panichgul for Thakoon.A record number of applications were submitted for this year's fund, and in addition to the winners, this year's finalists were: Erin Fetherston, Michael Bastian, Victoria Bartlett of VPL, Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai of Vena Cava, Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders, Nunthirat Koi Suwannagate of Koi, and Threeasfour's Gabriel Asfour, Angela Donhauser, and Adi Gil.Those charged with reviewing the nominees and making the final decision were a selection committee consisting of CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg, executive director Steven Kolb, and associate director Lisa Smilor; Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and fashion news/features director Sally Singer; Barneys New York vice president and fashion director Julie Gilhart; Theory president and founder Andrew Rosen; Jeffrey president Jeffrey Kalinsky; Gap executive vice president of design Patrick Robinson; and Coach president and executive creative director Reed Krakoff.JIM SHI

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Sunday, 7 October 2007

More pictures of......

The Olsens.......God i love these girls

Sex and the City update

We've been watching with bated breath as pictures arrive from New York of Sarah Jessica Parker and co filming Sex and The City: The Movie. The outfits so far have been spectacular, as have the rumours. Apparantly one of the ladies will die at the end of the movie, Charlotte has a baby of her own at last, and one of the girls gets a visit from a 21-year old she had adopted after a date rape in her teens (and apparantly the girl is a red head...!) But the most exciting thing we've seen so far is the transformation of Carrie from a blonde to a brunette, in the space of just two days filming.

Celebs in style for the past week.......


Fashion Burglar

O.M.G he's struck again. Last week we reported that a fashion burglar has been terrorising the fashion industry, from smash and grab attacks on Mayfair stores, including Luella's new boutique, to midnight raids on Christopher Kane's studio. Now, he (or she, because lets face it this robber does have great taste) has made another move. And we were shocked and stunned to discover it was at one of our favourite stores in Mayfair, just as we were about to take a, yay it's payday Friday lunchtime stroll over there last week. The raider has now hit Marc Jacobs' Mount Street store in London. Arriving on a moped, smashing the front window and grabbing new season clutches and totes from the front of the store before speeding off...who could be next? Source

The Devil beats Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe has been dropped by the management agency that represents her, and has propelled her to uber-stylist status. She has not only styled nearly every star in Hollywood, but worked on catwalk shows with Julien Macdonald, released her own style bible, The A to Zoe of Style, and become creative director, along with Jimmy Choo president Tamara Mellon, of revived US luxury label, Halston. So, of course you would be right to ask...erm why? Apparantly, they were not impressed with an interview Zoe gave in which she said, because she dresses celebrities people tell her she is more important than English editor of US Vogue, Anna Wintor. Sadly for Zoe the formidable editor does seem to be more important...we'll you've seen The Devil Wears Prada haven't you? Source

Friday, 28 September 2007

Style Off!!

As the winter months begin to draw closer, there's no need to start folding your minidresses away just yet. The autumn/winter shows saw models sporting them. Just team them with thick tights, and you've got an item that will see you through all the way till next year while still being bang on trend.
Check out these pictures of celebrities sporting minidresses with the graphic print this summer.
Who does it best?

One thing's confirmed......

......high waisted trouser are definitely in for another season. Give your skinnies a well deserved rest and dust of your high waisted trousers because they're here to stay this winter.

Coat of the Season

These are exclusive pictures from Rihanna's new video 'Hate that I love you' ft Ne-Yo. Forget the music, what I'm more concerned with is the deliciously gorgeous trench she's wearing. In the video Rihanna not only sports the new season must have Yves Saint Laurent trench, she's also seen wearing the celebrity staple handbag of the past few seasons; the Yves Saint Laurent's Downtown bag.

Lovin' the video already!

Elton John Aids Foundation Benefit

Petra Nemcova, pictured here at the Elton John Aids Benefit proves why the A-Line dress is a wardrobe staple and hides a number of sins for us mere mortals.

Manolo Fairy

Renee Zellweger has a big heart. Wendy Faracino, a Bobbi Brown makeup artist at Saks Fifth Avenue in Southampton, was on her break and looking at a pair of Manolo Blahniks when Zellweger strolled up and the two began talking about shoes. Barely 15 minutes after she went back to work, Faracino was approached by the shoe department’s manager with a gift-wrapped box. “These are compliments of Renée Zellweger. She wanted you to have them,” he said. Inside were the Manolos she’d been admiring.

Mischa at The New York Times Party

Mischa looks lovely in this cut minidress at the New York Times Style Magazine Party - September 24, 2007
Does anyone knows where this dress is from?

They tried to make her go to rehab.....

.......The fashion police are saying NO NO NO
Like the rest of the fashion contingent, Lindsay Lohan has always been one of my guilt pleasures (and secrets untill now).
L-Lo is the epitome of a fashion whore, and for that alone, she's one of my fave celebs, drug scandals and drink driving scandals aside. But these recent pictures showing Lindsay sporting a cigarette in hand and in a basic jeans and jacket combo are a far cry from the sexy Lindsay we've all grown to love.
Get better Lindsay, but bring the old you back.

JLo's ARENA shoot

I know this is supposed to be a fashion sit but I just had to post these pics of JLo in ARENA.The fashion story itself is uninspiring but I'm a sucker for the Latina Diva.

Angelina for St Johns

Angelina looks stunning, if not a bit skinny and over-airbrushed but none the less, she does looks good.
What do you guys think??
Check it out

Straight from the front row

Claudia Schiffer at Salvatore Ferragamo Show at the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2008 in Milan, Italy - September 26, 2007

More Pics......

From the set of the new Sex and The City movie.

What do you think of Mrs Bradshaw's brown hair?
Blonde or Brown?

SATC Movie

Here's exclusive pictures from the set of the new Sex and The City movie, courtesy of yours truly.

Monday, 6 August 2007

Lindsay's Pop cover

Penelope and Monica Cruz for Mango

Tyras Back

Ok she makes fashion mistakes like the rest of us, but I'll always have a softspot for the one time supermodel and America's Next Top model creator Tyra Banks. The ex model launches the new season of her hit chat show 'The Tyra Banks Show', deciding to move to New York rather than stay in Los Angeles. These pictures of her NYC photocall remind me of why she's an inspiration in fashion and as a person and TV personality. Awww Tyra

Mischa in New Keds Ads

Mischa goes all Blighty in the new ads for Keds