Fashion accessories make perfect stocking fillers. From hair bands to jewellery to scarves, there's something for everyone and they're usually at a very affordable price. This season there is a lot of sparkle about which would brighten up anybody's wardrobe.
Posts for December 2nd 2009
Jennifer Lopez has dedicated her latest single to her favourite shoe brand. I asked you about the ode and most of you thought it was pretty tacky, but it seems the designer himself is actually quite flattered.
He spoke to The Daily and explained, "Jennifer told me about the song back in January, and I was extremely flattered. But of course, in America the public pronounces my name in like a million different ways. So Jennifer called me, and she was like, 'Listen, I want to make sure that I get it right.' And she did...from the very first time!"
Christian added, "I know the song by heart now. Because the brilliant part of the single is that it's not about me. It's about a girl and her shoe. When something is so in mass culture and you have almost nothing to do with it, it's kind of cool. It's weird but not disagreeable. But it got me thinking: I've been around for a while!"
Earlier this year, Mary Portas had great success with her Living and Giving shop at London's Westfield. Now she has decided to take things one step further by launching her own chain of charity shops. The first permanent shop opened in Edinburgh this week with five more planned across the UK.
Mary explained her plan to the Guardian where by she aims to encourage shoppers to buy second hand rather than going to cheap High Street stores. "I don't think there's any shop which looks as cool and as fabulous as this. The whole concept is how do we rethink the charity shop and create a business model that has real potential in the next 10 to 20 years."
The Edinburgh shop was packed with donations from Ralph Lauren, Carol Smillie, Jamie Oliver and Grazia magazine with plenty of designer bargains to be found. As the London store took an amazing £109,000 in three weeks, I'm expecting this to be a very popular move! Mary's latest venture will be giving money to Save the Children.
Just last week, I revealed H&M's plans to throw it's biggest party yet for the launch of it's collaboration with Sonia Rykiel. Last night, the party took place at Paris' Grand Palais and it was nothing short of a spectacular! The event was done on such a huge scale with models in lingerie being brought in on floats driven by stylish men. The city was recreated inside the Grand Palais complete with an Eiffel tower and Sonia Rykiel for H&M pop-up shop. Click through to see images from the party and the red carpet.
We're in to the final month of the year, which means it's time to look back and reflect on some of the best bits of 2009. This year there have been many great ad campaigns, but there have been a couple which have particularly caught my eye and I'd love to know which is your favourite. Burberry bagged Emma Watson for it's Autumn campaign which was shot by Mario Testino. It was one of the most talked about campaigns of the year along with the Beckhams for Armani underwear which also got people gossiping.
Georgia May Jagger made a name for herself in the fashion industry with her first major campaign for Hudson jeans, whilst Natalia Vodianova launched her lingerie line with Etam complete with her own advertising. Meanwhile, Eva Mendes caused controversy in New York with her shoot for Calvin Klein whilst Jennifer Connelly made her return to high fashion with an interesting campaign for Balenciaga. Out of these six, which has been your favourite?