Archives for category: Autumn/Winter 2011

Loving gold rings at the moment and these five will look great over the winter season! I have linked each one to the websites.

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House of Harlow – Antiqued arrow ring

Zoe & Morgan – Lapis scarab ring

Topshop – Long cage ring

Wildfox @ Asos – Stag ring

Free People – Moon crest ring

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Models: Bianca Balti & Jasmine Tookes
Photographer: Giamaolo Sgura
Fashion editor: Geraldine Saglio
Photos from: Vogue Paris December 2011

Diesel have been very successful at entertaining us with comedy. With the use of ridiculous musicals and straplines such as “In order to save water, Diesel Island pioneers shower in groups” Diesel have become one of the most recognised denim and apparel brands, attracting young and highly fashionable consumers.

Pepe Jeans London Autumn/winter Campaign was set outside a “typically English”  Edwardian county house in Norfolk. Pepe Jeans wanted to create an image that represent rock, youth and a touch of glamour. We get the the idea, but I think that the denim company which peaked in the ’80’s need to go back to their more successful campaigns and analyse how they can bring them back to life with more of a modern touch. Its important for a brand to get their marketing just right portraying the image that will reach to their target consumer. I feel that pepe need to step up their game for the UK, we have seen the british heritage ads already (Tommy Hilfiger for example). And Pepe Jeans already know this. After having a discussion with a few employees in Pepe Jeans HQ they realise that for the UK especially the brand needs more edge and shock to be noticed again.

Vogue Italia has wrapped Karli Kloss in gold ribbon ready for Christmas

The American model, Karli Kloss, looks stunning on the front cover of Vogue Italia. And with her wrapped up with a gold ribbon she is obviously the Christmas gift to Italy. Not only is Kloss seen in on this front cover but also on Vogue Germany and Numéro #129 where the striking images were captured by Greg Kadel.

Kloss has definitely been busy recently and she has caused a lot of hype, but not all great news however stunning Kloss looks. Images from Vogue Italia were dropped, not being confirmed why. There has been plenty of speculations over the reasoning and the most popular is that Kloss is looking two thin and the images have been popping up on pro-anorexia websites.

Sarah Burton, Victoria Beckham and Kim Jones were amongst the winners of British Fashion Awards

Last night was the British Fashion Awards of 2011, held at The Savoy Hotel and Theatre, London. With an audience of outstanding style entering the venue on the blue carpet  everyone seemed to be extremely excited, as twitter was on fire with constant #bfa updates throughout the evening.

Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen won the well deserved Designer of the Year, and she couldn’t be more happier with lots of thanks to her team:

(presented by Samantha Cameron. Finalists: Christopher Kane and Erdem)

Sarah Burton; Designer of the Year

British Fashion Awards 2011 list of winners:

  • Designer of the Year: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
  • New Establishment Award: Christopher Kane
  • Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Sam Gainsbury of Gainsbury and Whiting
  • Red Carpet Award: Stella McCartney
  • Designer Brand Award: Victoria Beckham
  • Emerging Talent, Ready-to-Wear: Mary Katrantzou
  • Emerging Talent, Accessories: Tabitha Simmons
  • Emerging Talent, Menswear: Christopher Raeburn for Louis Vuitton
  • Menswear Designer: Kim Jones
  • Model Award: Stella Tennant
  • Accessory Designer of the Year: Charlotte Delall for Charlotte Olympia
  • Outstanding Achievement in Fashion: Paul Smith
  • British Style Award: Alexa Chung

Victoria Beckham; Designer Brand Award

 

Images and information sourced from http://www.britishfashionawards.com/

Talk of the town has been Versace for H&M. So much so that this time last week the collection launch resulted in a complete sell out.

Such a success must mean a repeat, surely!

Thats right, round two is on its way already and due to hit the streets on January 19th 2012. Lucky for us British lot…lucky for most international H&M locations, but not so lucky for the Americans! The second line will not be launching over in the US. A spokesperson has announced that the second line will only be sold in countries with online sales, ruling out the US.

…or has this to do with anything about the sizing issues reported by New York Daily, with the PR telling the paper ‘Donatella will likely not approve shooting the collection on real women.’

Whatever the issues, Versace is collaborating with H&M for the second time, most likely with more mini Donatella lookalikes for the campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carnaby Street store:

Key looks & merchandise mix:

Mens wear:

  • Plenty of check shirts to keep the trend going for a life time
  • The checks teamed with leather goods
  • Shirts teamed with warm looking pullovers and scarves (going for the preppy look)
  • Sleeves rolled up, trouser hems rolled up!

Womens wear:

  • Heavy knits for the cold we are now experiencing!
  • Florals on feminine silhouettes
  • Heavy, detailed prints. Especially on their Warhol range
  • Lots of sheer shirts (My personal favourites)
  • Separate collection of smart smocks, light fabrics.

Denim:

  • Mens and womens displayed in a very organised manner…definitely felt uncomfortable rummaging through
  • A selection of styles hung beside the walls of denim display
  • What did the styles mean!? ‘Pixie’, ‘Venus’ and ‘Brooke’??