British cosmetics brand Butter hit the market in 2006 with 45 nail polishes . Six years later, in 2012, the brand has launched a liquid lipstick and lip gloss, Lippy Liquid Lipstick. This year, the development continued, and now buyers have a complete cosmetic line Butter London Bespoke Colour Cosmetics.It includes everything needed to create a total makeup look: blush, mascara, eyeliners, lipsticks and glosses, cream shade, and of course, nail polish. According to President and CEO Leslie Friteg […]
Muse of designer Giuseppe Zanotti ,model Anja Rubik once again starred in the fall/winter 2014 advertising campaign of the brand. Moreover, in this season, Anja personally developed a number of models for Giuseppe Zanotti. The black-and-white photographs were shoot on the streets of London. Related articles Anja Rubik by Marcin Tyszka for Vogue Mexico May 2013 (thecitizensoffashion.com) Anja Rubik by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Paris June/July 2013 (thecitizensoffashion.com)
Yesterday, at the Berkeley Square Gardens in London, Glamour has delivered its Women of the Year Awards. An award that, each year, the British magazine delivery to women who have distinguished themselves in various fields (from movies to music, to entrepreneurship). On the red carpet Victoria Beckham, who has preferred as an accompanist, rather than her husband David Beckham, her son Brooklyn. The designer was celebrated during the evening and was awarded with the prestigious “Woman Of The Decade Award”. Among […]
Chime For Change is a global campaign for girls’ and women’s empowerment founded by Gucci with a founding committee comprised of Salma Hayek Pinault,Gucci Creative Director ,Frida Giannini and Beyonce Knowles-Carter. On June 1st, Twickenham stadium in London hosted CHIME FOR CHANGE global concert event to put girls’ and women’s issues on the world’s stage. Millions of people joined in THE SOUND OF CHANGE LIVE, to promote Education, Health and Justice for girls and women everywhere. “I am proud to be joining […]
The first two weeks of the summer in the London department store Selfridges will be open the Chanel nail bar, all the guests will be able to try the limited edition of nails shades from the summer collection, and the most fortunate ,on 5th and 6th of June, will get a manicure £ 30 by the world-famous artist Sophie Robson, who’s working in the backstage at the biggest shows and develops techniques and formulas for many cosmetic companies. The opening of this bar is dedicated […]
The new summer exhibition at London’s Goldsmiths’ Hall : Ultra Vanities, Bejewelled Make-Up Boxes from the Age of Glamour, will feature an extensive private collection of more than 200 glamorous make-up cases from the 1920s through to the 1970s, including designs by some of the world’s most revered jewellery brands, such as Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels and Chaumet.
Harrods Magazine May 2013 : Photographer : Jason Ell Deputy Fashion Editor : Poppy Rock Film: Shannon Ruddock Hair : Paul Merritt Make-Up : Anita Keeling Nails : Jenni Draper Model : Millie Simmonds Photographer’s Assistants : Scott Archibald And Robert Self
The world will remember Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the former prime minister who died today at age 87, as the tough-as-nails “Iron Lady.” But for us fashion lovers, she will also be remembered for her signature style, which rarely varied over the course of her political career. Thatcher was known for her conservative skirt suits, which she paired with a variety of silky blouses. “I’m always safe in it,” she once said of her classic ensemble. She was fond of pearls, wearing them […]
Ten dresses belonging to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, fetched over £800,000 at a Kerry Taylor auction in London two days ago. “Bidders today were able to buy a unique slice of British history,” said auctioneer Kerry Taylor. “We attracted bidders from across the world including Asia, America, Austria, Australia and of course, the UK, including three important museums so we are hopeful that now people will actually get to see some of the dresses that belonged to the people’s […]
Oliver Ruuger is a London based design studio, headed by designers and craftsmen Oliver Ruuger and Volker Koch. The company produces high luxury accessories, exquisitely crafted objets d’art and unique sculptural products. With an obsessive attention to detail, the brand employs exquisite natural materials with a high level of innovative craftsmanship, producing avant-garde fashion products. Often described by onlookers as mysterious artefacts, the brands products have a certain alchemistic quality about them. The accessories collection is produced exclusively at the London […]
“The Victoria and Albert Museum has teamed up with high street store Coast to create a capsule line of six dresses, inspired by last year’s Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 exhibition.The brand used the museum’s rich archives to create styles that exude the glamour of the past 100 years.” – vogue.co.uk source vogue.co.uk
I can’t find my words in front of these creations. They are unique art pieces in wearable form. And if there’s still someone out there that doubt the art status of fashion , Charkviani is another great example that there is art in fashion and better yet , weareable art! Charkviani is the directional shoe label from London based design duo, Tengiz Chketiani and Jennefer Osterhoudt. With over 15 years’ experience designing for internationally renowned brands, they have worked […]
Last night, March 7, the brand has celebrated the event with a party in style and creativity, in line with the concept of collections created. Starring the fabrics, the shapes and the attempt to create quality products at affordable prices. All this in the store of 1000 square meters in Regent Street in London and at http://www.stories.com, online store, which launched today, 8th of March, and will make deliveries to all the fashionistas in Europe.
The Chanel flower stall. Giant Le Vernis bottles line the walls of the nail bar An array of Le Vernis shades are on offer. One of the Chanel manicure stations. CHANEL’s beauty pop-up boutique in Covent Garden is, happily, no longer a pop-up – and in line with its newly permanent residence it has launched exclusive personalised services including a new Chanel nail bar.And that isn’t all – with Mother’s Day on the horizon Chanel has thoughtfully commissioned a rather beautiful […]
Temperley, using her dining-room table as a makeshift studio, designs paper patterns for bespoke bridal dresses that she prefers to work on in the peace and quiet of the countryside. The designer contrasts the classic English style of her Cricket Court estate with bold-colored accents, such as the ornate fuchsia couch pillows in the house’s piano room. The working stand displays Temperley’s paper and textile patterns in the dining room. The figurative antique bronze lamp in the dining room was […]
For all the Louboutin’s fans here it is the new service provide by the famous brand which gives you the possibility to create your own and unique pair of Louboutins! The style, fabrication, and color are totally your pick! All you need to do is select a desired embroidery technique from three engaging options, all of which are forwarded to the Louboutin Studio in Paris where the tattoo gets designed to custom-fit the shoe; soon after it’s sent to Italy […]
I love Bond No.9 and the Limited Edition Collection is a collectible one!Just take a look you will fall in love! I know they are pricy but guys it is a gift for your Valentine so a smile on her face is priceless( she’ll appreciate the effort,be sure!). The New York Musk Emerald Swarovski Shooting Star, as the names suggests is a 100ml bottle studded with an intricate network of emeralds and will make for a stunning collector’s piece. The Harrods Amber […]
The provoking style of JW Anderson is back at Topshop for the second time with a spring/summer collection. “This collection was more about youth cultural groups,” said Anderson. “The girl has evolved. It’s about carrying over the idea of iconic pieces that can be worn over and over and re-working staple looks from the JW Anderson wardrobe.” The collection arrives in stores on February 15.
Born in Shanghai, in 1984, Jacky Tsai came to London after completing a BA at the China Academy of Art to study at Central St Martins, quickly making an impact on the fashion world with his iconic Floral Skull design made for Alexander McQueen. His time at McQueen, where he worked in pattern design for the brand, created a fascination with fashion and textiles. Printing his striking images on silk, rather than paper, saw his floral skull image achieve critical […]
Ever wanted to spend a day in Prince William’s shoes? How about a bit longer? A pair of handmade shoes from John Lobb may not make your blood any bluer, but they’ll certainly make your feet feel a little bit more royally privileged. While it’s a given that women love their shoes, the truth is that men do too. What Manolos is for the women’s footwear world, John Lobbs is for the gentleman – with one important difference: absolutely each and every […]
OSCAR DE LA RENTA has opened his first London store . The 3,000-square-foot boutique is located in Mayfair at 130 Mount Street, near to Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin and Balenciaga. The expansive space spans three floors, selling accessories, beauty, home décor and childrenswear, in addition to its ready-to-wear and bridal lines. With interiors designed by New York-based firm Meyer Davis Studio, Inc (a favourite of the brand), the shop features Dominican coral stone and high-gloss white anigré wood to give an […]
Artist, photographer, and all-around troublemaker Juergen Teller’s latest exhibition, Woo,opens at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts tomorrow. And, as always with Teller’s work, it promises to be a visual and conceptual feast. Covering the photographer’s extensive career, which spans over twenty years, the show will include some of his most iconic fashion and pop-culture works, like images of Vivienne Westwood (above), Kurt Cobain, Lily Cole, and Kate Moss (below), as well as shots from his innovative and sometimes shocking Marc Jacobs campaigns (remember […]
Agent Provocateur has recruited the talents of the model Crystal Renn and Purple magazine’s founder and owner Olivier Zahm for its spring-summer campaign. The images were shot in London on a set inspired by the Seventies gas stations in Ed Ruscha’s Pop Art and by Helmut Newton’s photographs. “I wanted the Agent Provocateur girls to escape the city and the boudoir and go on an adventure,” said Zahm, who shot the campaign. “The gas station is a fetish, a place […]
Photo Courtesy of InAisce The Fall/Winter 2013 men’s collection by luxury brand InAisce, “Seeking Aether,” is a true representation of clean and regal lines combined with details that have a definite twinge of vagabond lifestyle. This noble and unexpected balance of themes results in a line that truly stands out from the rest. With “Seeking Aether,” InAisce gives its wearers the ideal juxtaposition of luxurious silks alongside thick, and at times, even burly fabrics. Effortlessly chic, these stunning pieces contain uneven panel […]
The Sisley Spring 2013 was lensed by London-based photography duo Sean & Seng. Evoking a sense of elegance and sensuality, the photoshoot revolves around Jovovich lounging around in glamorous settings both indoors and outdoors. Clad in everything from cozy knitted sweaters to sexy red jumpsuits, the ad campaign almost appears to sum up a stylish day in the life of Milla Jovovich.
Malgorzata Dudek is a London-based fashion designer. Her creations have been featured in publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Madame Figaro Paris, L’Officiel, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Amica Italia, Z!NK, Vestal, and Bullett, as well as top internet sites and blogs. Her vision of fashion has been recognized and awarded by publications such as Madame Figaro Paris (top jury prize in the White Swan contest) and Glamour Magazine Poland (nominated Woman of the Year in Fashion). However, it was her collaboration […]
The modern fashion world contains thousand of beautiful, stylish and even strange shoes’ models. Created by London architect Julian Hakes this Mojito shoe consist of a single piece of wrapped around the wearer’s foot, supporting the heel and ball with no footplate in-between.
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Zandra Rhodes (British, born 1940), 1977 Photograph by Clive Arrowsmith for Zandra Rhodes Archive from the “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibition “Mannequin — le Corps de la Mode” (“Model — the Body of Fashion”) at Les Docks, Paris, February 1 – May 19, 2013 The Musée Galliera, which is closed for renovation, continues its off-site shows, this time with an exhibition that highlights the importance of the model’s role in fashion. One hundred […]
Nicholas Kirkwood exploded onto the women’s footwear scene in recent years with a distinct and cutting-edge aesthetic, anchored in the abstraction of geometry and its various applications. Yet the architectural elements in his designs aren’t as obvious as Pierre Hardy’s blocks, nor are his signatures as in-your-face as Christian Louboutin’sscarlet soles. What Kirkwood does is blend his shapes in a way that creates an instantly recognizable pump, most often so with bladed recessed platforms. It’s a formula that has been wildly successful in both retail and […]
Shoes are fast becoming more important to a woman than her outfit, with some shoes being so amazing that women craft entire wardrobes around them. The list given below depicts five such shoes that will dictate styles for the first quarter of 2013. It’s clear from these that Whimsy is at the center of the Spring Summer fashion season. 1) Christian Louboutin Pitou Cutout Suede/Python Platform Since Christian Louboutin first introduced his namesake collection in 1991, women haven’t had to […]
The famous Italian fashion house, Valentino as a part of its business expansion, announces its plan of launching new boutiques solely dedicated to menswear line with the first store due to open in Paris later this year. Valentino- a creation of the designer Valentino Garavani unveils its autumn/winter 2013-2014 menswear collection on the 16th January 2013 in Paris. The menswear new line collection will be available in the first boutique in Paris to be inaugurated later this year, followed by stores in […]
In the shadowy rooms at Loulou’s in London, where Ford hosted a party to celebrate his men’s wear collection. Guests included Margo Stilley, Elisa Sednaoui, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Robert Konjic, Harry Styles, James Corden, Tom Hollander, Natalie Massenet, Jemima Khan, Colin and Livia Firth, Douglas Booth, Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson,Nick Grimshaw, Tommy and Dee Hilfigerand a clutch of London’s men’s wear designers. Joanna Sykes hit the dance floor whereLaura Whitmore, dressed in Armani, andPatrick Grant were busting a move to Naughty by Nature’s “O.P.P.,” while Tinie Tempah and Jessie J caught up on the sofas. source wwd.com/ vogue.de
“Check on check on tweed on check,” the designer deadpanned during a presentation of his youthful, sophisticated collection with a sporty, early Sixties feel. On the final day of London Collections: Men, Ford showed an abundance of Glen plaid and check suits, many of them three-piece and worn with roll neck sweaters instead of shirts.The collection also featured a lighthearted lineup of Fair Isle cashmere sweaters – which he paired with check trousers and loafers – and other knits with […]
It takes a lot to make Gilles Bensimon nervous. Over the course of his 20-year tenure at Elle, the photographer has snapped many an imposing subject — Madonna, Naomi Campbell, J.Lo’s derriere — none of which have gotten him skittish. “I was very anxious for this, I must say,” Bensimon admits over the phone on Thursday, calling while on vacation in Biarritz, France. The photographer’s jittery streak was triggered by his new exhibition on display now in London’s Hamiltons Gallery […]
HENTSCH MEN AND HOT CHOCOLATES At Hentsch Man it was the models, not the clothes that made an initial impact. Quirky and diverse, the select trio (ticking all the ‘quirky’ boxes with piercings, tattooed eyelids and facial hair) made an immediate statement. The choco-mallow brew we were then handed was as a PR masterstroke: juggling the steaming cups, the brandishing of iPhones had to wait as we were forced to digest the self-consciously individual personality of this label. The models seamlessly […]
TOPMAN’S TRAVELS Photo: Reuters For AW13 Topman Designs took us on an adventure; a sartorial expedition if you will, which began with cropped jackets and out sized parkas in putty and sand, paired with loose cargo pants tucked into hiking boots. We then romped through to boiled roll-neck knits in spicy orange and fuschia and belted intarsia cardigans accessorised with shrunken beanies, hip-flasks and leather i-pad holders – the definitive kit for an urban explorer. This classic look was modernised […]
Picture credit: Rex Features TOM FORD has confirmed that he is to hold his first full-scale catwalk show during London Fashion Week next month. The designer has previously preferred to show his new collections within small private presentations, allowing no photographers. “This is going to be for 500 to 1,000 people. Photographers, bloggers – a regular, real show,” said Ford. “I want to show in London because I now have 100 stores worldwide. The company has jumped and I can no […]
ISHIKO Santiago & Mauricio Sierra (Cadence New York) – Directors An ethereal trip into an manga-inspired fantasy land, Santiago and Mauricio created vivd world all their own and Ginta Lapina played muse in head to toe Azzedine Alaia. If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if your favorite high drama anime came to life, take a look at this clip created just for MDC.
LONDON — Tom Ford will show his first, on-schedule runway show during London Fashion Week in February, the British Fashion Council confirmed on Wednesday. Ford, whose show will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, joins another newcomer to the schedule, L’Wren Scott, whose show will take place on Sunday, Feb. 17, as reported in WWD. Julien Macdonald will return to the London catwalk schedule for the fall 2013 season, with a show set for Friday, Feb. 15. Manolo […]
Prada’s spring campaign.Photo By David Sims PRADA’S NEW CLASS: Prada has once again tapped Hollywood talent for its men’s ad campaign. Actors Dane DeHaan, Benicio Del Toro, Harvey Keitel and Aaron Taylor-Johnson appear in the black-and-white images by David Sims for the Italian luxury brand’s spring campaign, which will debut in January. Photographed in London on a bare set, the series of portraits stand out with an intimate, starkly minimalist mood that contrasts with the strong personality of each actor. The […]
A screenshot of the new Donna Karan Atelier Facebook app / Photo By Courtesy of Donna Karan CELEBRITY DRESSING 2.0: For the past few years, Donna Karan took to its Twitter account in the voice of its popular DKNY PR Girl to give followers a glimpse into the ups and downs of dressing celebrities during award show season. The brand is going a step further with the launch of its Donna Karan Atelier app, dubbed “Celebrity Dressing 2.0,” just in time for […]
By Samantha Conti LONDON — Alice Temperley has opened her first flagship, in the former Juicy Couture space on Bruton Street in Mayfair, not far from Stella McCartney, Matthew […]
St. Ermin’s Hotel has just recently underwent major refurbishment to the fine cost of $48 million and was recently voted the most top secret luxury location in London, UK. Nestled in the heart of the Westminster district, St. Ermin’s Hotel harbors the rich and famous—and occasionally the royal as well. This upscale hotel is close to Parliament, roaming city parks, the shopping district of Knightsbridge, stunning Buckingham Palace and the Thames. In the heart of London’s history and luxury, the […]
By Julia Neel When invitations to Philip Treacy’s show arrived prior to London Fashion Week, most people asked, “Why?”—why had the milliner decided to stage a runway show at London’s Royal Courts of Justice, and why now?“I had kind of a lot to say,” the milliner points out. “I love African girls, and I love Michael Jackson—he’s the ultimate African-American entertainer. The show was also based loosely on the contrast between white women who come into my shop, try on a […]