New Stella McCartney sunnies!!! Now all I need is the sun to come back……
Luella Bartley is back on the scene….for none other than Marc Jacobs himself! Luella will be taking on Marc Jacobs’s sister line Marc by Marc Jacobs!!! Along with her Friend Katie Hillier who is now the Creative Director, Luella will be heading up the brand as Design Director with Marc Jacobs taking a step back – but still overseeing all ideas. Hopefully Luella will bring her experience plus her kitsch attitude to put Marc by Marc Jacobs back in the spotlight! Watch this space….
Summer is finally here and what better way to celebrate than reaching for your SS13 prints!! Basso&Brooke are leaders in this field and this season their genius is expressed in the form of the baseball cap! From colourful florals to hand drawn sketching, these prints are on another level; never have I lusted after a cap….until now!!
I can’t get enough of the Acne collaboration with William Wegman for their SS13 campaign, as if the dogs weren’t cute enough?! My personal fave is the Borsalino Hats number….>>>
Find the SS13 collection including these pieces online at – shop.acnestudios.com
Recession? When it comes to Milan Fashion Week, there’s no such thing; no one does rich like the Italian fashion crowd and even the snow didn’t seem to stop them. From the word go Milan took us to the dark side; Gucci’s rainbow collection of SS13 was out and black, dark jewel colours and fierce slicked back hair was in; the AW13 Gucci girl meant business. Highlights included python skin skirt suits, embroidery, feathers and the gorgeously feminine (but tough) silk skirted evening gowns. Versace came out strong, exploring the punk revolution with tartan/pvc clad models storming the catwalk; even Prada kept the tone dark, using grungy browns and flashes of mustard. Moving away from the strong silhouettes, Prada concentrated on softer drapes in tweeds, un-fitted leathers and fur with some Prada magic coming from the occasional flash of contrasting colour (I need the aqua green tweed two piece!!!). So where was the fun? The kitsch glamour? The colour of the Italian fashion capital? That job was for one man, Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi with his ‘FF’ Fun Fur archive collection. Fendi AW13 showed off a collection of fur like you’ve never seen it, accompanied by mohawke’s and what looked (at first) like a small Sesame Street character hanging off each bag, the mood was lightened and Fendi took centre stage.
It was then left to Dolce and Gabbanna to help to bring Milan to an end with their beautiful, classic and oh so Italian collection that, as always, Wowed!
Released exclusivly by Style.com this is the first Teaser from – man of the moment – Alexander Wang and his SS13 Campaign!
If the full campaign looks as good as that dress did on Rhianna…
Instagram really is an amazing tool and whoever is the face behind the ElleUK Instagram account has the job I want!!! The latest images to come from the amazingness that is the Elle fashion cupboard, press days and shoot locations have literally been making me squeal with excitement and die with jealousy (the black Chanel boots, the black Chanel boots)!!
You can see the whole Instagram account here but for now….
*All images taken from the ElleUK Instagram site…
Press Days – The opportunity for a brand to show chosen press and industry insiders what their new season is all about. From the show space to the theme, much like the fashion shows, press days set the scene for the new collection. They also provide brands with an opportunity to explain their thought process behind the coming season. Certain pieces can be discussed in further detail and the press are allowed a closer look at the collection. Usually we wouldn’t get to see certain pieces until they hit the shop floor but fortunately for us, Instagram happy press ladies let us in on the what treats are coming our way this Spring/Summer!