Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Star style: Gwyneth Paltrow and Liz Hurley are pretty in pink for breast cancer charity bash, New York
While Gwyneth Paltrow turned heads in a fuchsia-coloured, thigh-splitting number, featuring a black sash tied at the waist. With her new shorter curly do' it was a whole new look for the actress, and one that I hope she will stick to.
What do you think of each of their looks? We'd love to hear your comments, tell us below.
While her co-star George Clooney continued to attract the ladies, Zellweger kept things sophisticated in this sumptuous plum-coloured evening dress, which gathered and ruched at the sides. The 38-year-old also stuck to her 'less is best' motto, refraining from adding accessories to her outfit.
Do you think this was a wise choice? Tell us by leaving your comments below.
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According to the Daily Star, Vogue readers are still reeling over the mag's decision to feature Victoria Beckham on the cover of its April '08 issue.
"Normally Vogue is all about what's hip and what's not and features a stunning amazon of a woman on the cover who is associated with cutting edge fashion," commented one fashion fan. "Instead we get a modestly talented dancer who likes clothes and who was lucky enough to engineer her way into one of the biggest girl groups in the world."
If that wasn't bad enough, Beckham has also been panned by comedian Joan Rivers, who branded her "arrogant."
I am guessing then that poor Vic doesn't want to hear what some folks are saying about her latest Marc Jacobs campaign shots, like the one above. Thumb-sucking anyone?
"I love my life, I don't have any shame in being happy," she said.
"You spend so many years in darkness with stuff eating away at you - it's okay to be happy," she added.
Although if the latest reports are correct, the 35-year-old may not be single for much longer. It is rumoured that Diaz is currently dating Scottish actor Gerard Butler after the pair were spotted on several dates around Los Angeles.
The May issue of GQ magazine is out now.
What do you think of Ultimo's choice to pick Mel B? Tell us by leaving your comments below.
“Kate’s back with a vengeance,” Jo Elvin, editor of Glamour, told Reuters. “Her maverick approach to fashion is an inspiration and shows us all how to be a little more daring and experimental.”
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Trish Halpin went on to say: "From high street to designer boutiques to virtual stores on-line, the UK offers the most exciting shopping opportunities in the world.". See after the jump for the full list.
The former Wonderbra model also admits that she isn't a whizz when it comes to the kitchen. "The last time I cooked was on Christmas Day three years ago," she told the magazine.
Continuing her list of flaws, she confesses that giving advice isn't one of her strong points either. "I'm too pragmatic and everything seems almost mathematical and easy to resolve. I'd prefer to have more of a sense of humour when I give advice."
The May issue of Tatler is out now.
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But a £60,700 diamond thong became very much the centre of attention at a show during the Singapore Fashion Festival.
The Triumph Luxurious Diamond Thong had 518 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 30 carats, which were studded into a floral pattern on the front of the garment.
Romanian model Danielle Luminita was hoisted onto the shoulders of two male models, who paraded the thong-wearing blonde down the catwalk.
"It is very comfortable, it's not heavy or scratchy or anything," Luminita said backstage.
The thong was commissioned by Triumph International, who said the garment would be drycleaned before being put on display.
They might be squabbling over who is going to wear what to the première, but the ladies over at Sex and the City certainly look like they're getting along in their new promo pictures. Dressed to kill and having a blast, the fab four have been criticised in these latest photos for appearing too airbrushed.
What do you think of the new SATC promo pics? Are they too airbrushed? Tell us by leaving your comments below.
The UK retail chain - aka my home away from home - is introducing a Style Advisor membership card which will be a godsend for those of us who spend a little bit too much time gallivanting around the many levels in Oxford Street... (or any other branch for that matter).
All we have to do to collect rewards is shop with the Style Advisor service Topshop provides. It's not particularly a hardship anyway, when you consider the service helps inform you of the hottest looks, how to put them together and what looks suit you. And, unbelievably, it's free!
Aside from being rewarded with more money to spend at Topshop, the card is also your means of accessing the latest insider news on upcoming collections, get the low-down on all the hottest in-store events and even have a chance to win tickets to London Fashion Week.It's free to sign up - yippee! You can find out more info by visiting the Style Advisor pages on Topshop.com.
It's the latest coup for the model who was recently named in the ad line-up for Versace's fall campaign, along with Isabeli Fontana.
It is also the third time that Vodianova has appeared on the May cover of Vogue UK, last year she appeared beside Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell for the May '07 cover. For this latest issue, she was photographed by Mario Testino in her native Moscow.
The May issue of British Vogue goes on sale this week.
What do you think of Natalia's cover? Leave your thoughts and comments below.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Which cover do you prefer?
Last night at the preview of Takashi Murakami's new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, Louis Vuitton unveiled its new plan to combat counterfeiters. But instead of the usual speech-giving or handing out of leaflets, the French label has chosen an alternative approach to fighting the busy trade of copycat artists. It will set up its own street vendors outside the museum in New York, which will sell, not fake Vuitton bags, but the genuine article.
"We always thought that counterfeit requires zero tolerance for several reasons," Yves Carcelle, chairman and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton, told WWD.
The fashion house now employs 40 staff, based in Paris, who work specifically on protecting its trademarks. It's a huge problem for the company who have conducted over 30,000 raids on counterfeiters in the last five years alone.
"The street vendors are not negative in themselves, they are part of the life of the city. When they sell counterfeit goods, however, it's detrimental to the city itself," added Carcelle.
The Murakami exhibition officially opens this Saturday. The Brooklyn Museum will house a special Vuitton boutique stocking LV multicoloured bags, other small leather goods and 300 of the Monogramouflage print canvases priced between US$6,000 and US$10,000.
- The Monogramouflage collection, including luggage, handbags, costume jewellery and ready-to-wear, will launch worldwide in selected Vuitton stores from 15th June, 2008.
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You have seen her on the cover of Vanity Fair and UK Elle, and now it really does seem like Madonna is on path for world domination. The style icon was photographed by Tom Munro for the May issues of both UK and US Elle, in anticipation of her forthcoming album Hard Candy. I suppose a gal has to make sure that she has both ends covered! Check out the behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot by clicking play on video above.
We told you last year that model-of-the-moment Agyness Deyn was going to the face of Burberry's newest fragrance, The Beat. Finally the television commercial has hit YouTube for our viewing pleasure. Check out Agyness prancing around and rocking it up for the cameras. See below for a behind the scenes video where you can hear Burberry's Creative Director, Christopher Bailey talk about the fragrance, while the commercial's director, Fabian Baron, talks about the energy of the shoot. As per usual, the behind the scenes insight is way more interesting than the finished result. Well I think so.
The making of Burberry's The Beat commercial:
According to WWD he's a Dolly devotee too, having used Jolene in his spring 2006 runway show. So a Dolly Parton night on American Idol? Surely it couldn't get much better for the designer!
Oh but it does... it's said Idol producers asked Kors to partake in the show by recording a special message for the Idol Gives Back benefit episode, which will air next week in the US.
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The set is $15.99 from Perpetual Kid and features nine eager paparazzi and a cardboard velvet rope to keep them away. It's a perfect gift for a faa-aahbulous workmate to decorate their cubicle with, I wonder if Kate Moss has a set stalking her kitchen windowsill?
According to the MTV casting site, auditions were held yesterday (sorry folks, we're a little slow for once!) to find cast members for the new UK version of The Hills. Keep reading to find out more...
Well if that doesn't sum up our ed-in-chief Gemma then I don't know what does!
Click here for more details - you never know, they might still be looking for the next Lauren, Heidi and Audrina... Or Kim or Gemma or Isabelle...
"As a mother I just can't be away from my son that kind of time...He wants me around and I'm glad because there's going to come a time sooner or later that he doesn't want me around," she said.
SJP along with her co-star Ellen Page, attended the screening hosted by the Cinema Society in New York.
Following on the current leather trousers trend, SJP brightened things up a little with a candy pink cropped jacket and Carrie-esque yellow fan brooch, worn over a navy satin top. A touch of animal print was mixed in to add that necessary clashing element.
Meanwhile, Page kept things demure in a figure-hugging grey column dress and swept up hair. Very elegant indeed!
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While it doesn't look like she's changed things up too much for the May issue of UK Elle, it's nice to see she's finally kicked off those (admittedly, fierce) thigh-high lace-up boots we've been seeing her wear in every photo shoot of late, and instead add a cute fedora hat to her ensemble.
The just-shy-of-50 singer, whose album Hard Candy is due for release on April 28, tells Elle there are "no short cuts to being Madonna" and she works blimmin' hard to stay in shape.
"It's all about hard work," she says. "There is no easy way. If you want to know how I look like I do, it's diet and exercise and constantly being careful."
Oh, we believe you Madge (especially if the constant stream of photos showing everybody's favourite Material Girl going to and from the gym are any indication).
Dempsey, who plays the dishy Dr Shepherd (a.k.a. Dr McDreamy), has agreed to front Avon's newest fragrance for men.
Details, such as how much moolah he will receive from the multi-year contract, are being kept secret, but sources are estimating between $5 million to $6 million per year. Not bad!
Another interesting fact is that Dempsey's wife, make up artist Jillian Dempsey, also happens to be Avon's global creative colour director. And they say that sleeping with the boss gets you nowhere...For more from the lad's side of fashion, check out Brandish.
The new range looks set to feature maxi dresses, kimono-sleeved tops, fringed scarves, swimwear and heavy wooden accessories.
"We wanted to create something very colourful and light, with stand-out print," says H&M's new creative director Ann-Sofie Johansson.
"We were inspired by hot holidays in Africa, India, Hawaii and South America; hence ethnic-style prints such as tropical flowers and leaves, ikat designs, dip-dyes and ombre effects," she added.
Werbowy has been fronting the ad campaigns for H&M since last year, also appearing in television commercials.
Famously knowledgeable when it comes to suiting up (he has a particular penchant for Tom Ford bespoke), Craig managed to impress an international panel of judges, including Giorgio Armani, Naomi Campbell and, wouldn't you know it, Tom Ford.Ford, funnily enough, only came in at number five, while Prime Minister Gordon Brown fell to third... worst-dressed.
The full list is included in the May issue of GQ, available this Thursday.
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"Kate remains the face of Rimmel London and will continue to appear in campaigns for the foreseeable future," said Rimmel spokeswoman Emmanuelle Bonte. "Rimmel London has no plans to replace Kate. We are very happy with the collaboration."
Sources revealed that Chung had made it onto shortlist, along with St Trinians star Gemma Arterton.
Despite denying such plans, Rimmel had previously considered terminating Moss's contract in 2005, when she was busted using cocaine.
Interestingly, Rimmel have declined to comment on whether Alexa Chung will soon be joining their camp.
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Carry on reading to see who else made the list...
"Coleen has transformed herself from Puffa-jacket schoolgirl to style icon in just a few years," said Ali Hall, editor of Look. "Women relate to her as she's more shapely than your average WAG. She doesn't mind splashing out on a designer 'it' item but mixes it with the great stuff available on the high street."
McLoughlin is due to marry her footballer beau on 12th June. Last week, it was revealed that she had a marathon 10-hour dress fitting for her bridal gown, reportedly worth £100k designed by Marchesa.
Look magazine's top 10 style icons:
2. Kate Moss
3. Sienna Miller
4. Victoria Beckham
5. Cheryl Cole
6. Kylie Minogue
7. Gwen Stefani
8. Keira Knightley
9. Lily Allen
10. Angelina Jolie
Do you agree/disagree with these results? Tell us by leaving your comments below!
Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards: Miley Cyrus, Cameron Diaz, Ashlee Simpson and America Ferrera
Now does anyone else want to reach into the photo and brush the hair out of Ashlee Simpson's face? Wearing a grey strapless dress that was rather shapeless on her slim frame, Simpson tried to create the illusion of hips with a black belt which doesn't seem to sit right at all. But I do love the Chanel cut and bright orange sandals, they just give the outfit a pop of colour missing everywhere else in her look.
America Ferrera chose to dress up a little for her red carpet walk, wearing a sand coloured dress which hugged and flared it all the right placed. Girls if you're looking for ideas for Prom, America's look could be easily copied.
Who's look did you like best?
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