Saturday, 21 April 2007
Style icon, Nicole Richie appears to have put a relative amount of weight on compared to how she looked last summer in the yellow bikini pictures. I'm happy to see Nicole putting on weight and looking more healthy and happy perhaps due to her flourishing relationship with Good Charlotte front man Joel Madden. Whatever it is, it's doing Nicole some good.
I've never been one for the really classic glasses until is saw them begin sported on celebs such as Drew Barrymore and the lovely Kelly Osborne. I've searched everywhere for them but the best places surprisingly is the chemists and pharmacies for really authentic vintage ones. Or check out second hand or charity stops who do some great versions. Go to the high street for a modern take.
Fashion has become more than shopping; the shops themselves are now getting more attention than the clothes. I was absolutely dubfounded the first time I visited the Louis Vuitton store in Paris on the Champs-Elysées but it appears that Louis Vuitton has a been chalenged by none other than Prada. I didnt believe it untill i saw the pictures myself but the architecture of their flagship stores are just as important as the clothes. The new store in Tokyo is second to none.
I was absolutely ecstatic when I found that my style icon Sarah Jessica Parker has started working on her own clothing line, Bitten. So many celebs have gone down the predictable path of starting their won fashion label only to allow someone else to do all the designing and have their name out the name tag. But i can confirm that SJP is going to have full creative control so girls, are dreams have now been answered. I can't wait.
I was so excited to see Vogue's new issue; with a dobule page spread showing the world's next top model who are Lily Donaldson, Hilary Rhoda, Doutzen Kroes, Sasha Pivovarova, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Jessica Stam, Chanel Iman, Coco Rocha and Agyness Deyn. Not so long ago, the pages of Vogue where full with the Versace ad celebrating the era of the 'Supermodel' with models such as Kate Moss, Daria Werbowy to name a few but it's good now to see Vogue celebrating the new blood. even more surprising was the clothes the girls were wearing. For such an amazing story you'd expect high fashion at this best, but the clothes are by none other than GAp. I've never been the biggest fan of Gap to it was amazing to see what is usually very basic and casual look oh so chic and fabulous. The idea I'm sure was in light of Gap deciding to jump on the designer train like Stella for H&M and so many others and they have chosen this year's winners of the 2006 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Doo.Ri, Rodarte and Thakoon. The prices range from $66-88 so are affordable for anyone who wants to treat themselves on a designer piece on the cheap. It's great to do that. I'll confess and say that I did end up collection nearly every item of the Stella and Karl Largerfield's collection for H&M. I mean, when will there be another opportunity for someone to get such greatly designed and cut clothes at scuh affordable prices. On that note, I'm envious that I'm not in the States right now because it still has not been said whether the collection is coming over to London. Fingers crossed.
The merge of rocker Pete Wentz and fashion house DKNY was announced earlier this week. Unlike Wentz's relationship with singer Ashlee Simpson, he didn't mind confirming the collaboration to American fashion magazines. Wentz -- who started his own clothing line, Clandestine, last year -- is teaming up with DKNY Jeans to launch a capsule collection, set to come out in August.
It's only a few more days until the Kate Moss collection is released worldwide and I can feel the anticipation building. I was lucky enough to see the new collection and it really is Kate. Many people have criticized it for being nothing new and lacking innovation but I don't think that is what she was going for. Like she said, the collection was based on things in her wardrobe that she wanted to adapt and improve. It just so happened that I was looking at my old pictures on my computer where I came across Kate say 10 years a go with Johny Depp wearing a gorgeous black dress that resembles a dress in the collection. if it's good enough for Kate; it's good enough for me...
One of my greatest trends at the moment is the revival of the high waist. Done are the days when womens midriffs were out on show. Th high waist draws attention to the sex appeal of the waist without being slutty and overt. For those of you like me, who were not born with legs like Mischa Barton, they create the illusion of long legs through sharp long lines. Having said all that, I was so disappointed to see Jessica Simpson sporting the trend but oh so badly. Instead of flashing her boobs as she is now well known for doing, Jessica has decided to make down south the focus of the paparazzi's attention; sporting an unflattering camel toe. A grade A for effort but D for result.
Poor Lindsay, It appears that her gmail, Myspace and blackberry have all been hatched. Her private emails, msn messages and Myspcae comments are now being broadcast across the internet but here's a sneak preview of some of the dirt......