Couture week in Paris kicked off today and one of my favourite shows took place, Christian Dior. John Galliano always designs fabulous couture that is inspiring and beautifully hand crafted. For Autumn 2010, Galliano was inspired by flowers from his childhood garden using bright colours, voluminous skirts and dramatic head pieces. Click through to see some gorgeous photos from the collection.
Posts for July 5th 2010
Daphne Guinness has decided to set the record straight about why she stopped the Isabella Blow auction. The auction was planned to sell Isabella's extensive wardrobe in order to help settle debts from her former estate, but Daphne reportedly bought the entire thing back in June.
She wrote a piece for the Financial Times explaining her decision. She writes, "The auction would not be merely a sale of clothes; it would be a sale of what was left of Issie, and the carrion crows would gather and take away her essence forever."
The sale was supposed to be kept secret as it was a complicated decision for Daphne. "Buying the collection to preserve it was both a very easy and extremely delicate decision to make; the challenge now is much more daunting: to find the right solution for posterity, one that would make Issie happy and to restore her to her rightful place in the fashion constellation."
To find out what Daphne intends to do with the pieces, just read more
The Summer is in full swing, which means I'm sure you've reached for your favourite swimwear at least once already! I know I wasn't the only one living in my bikini at Glastonbury. The exciting thing about swimwear this season is the vast array of one pieces on offer. Admittedly, some of them require a model like figure, but there are so many variations that you're sure to find something which appeals to you. Click through to see some of my favourite styles available right now!
Perhaps you own a lipstick, eye shadow, or nail polish that happens to share your name, but how would you like to be the direct inspiration behind a beauty product? That's exactly the case for heiress Daphne Guinness, who has inspired a new eye shadow shade that will be named after her. The deep royal purple shade will be available July 15 and will be featured as part of the brand's Autumn collection. (We've had a peek, and it's gorgeous.)
Daphne's not the first celebrity to inspire a color. Polly Blitzer had a shade of Essie nail polish, Just Say Fiancée, made for her wedding. Back when Jeanne Lobell owned Stila, she created Natalie lipstick — as in Natalie Portman. If you had a cosmetic named for you, what would you want it to be?
The new host of Britain's Next Top Model Elle Macpherson appeared on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross this weekend. The model talked about being a mother, how she became 'The Body' and how she ended up being a model. To me, it was most insightful to hear her talking about being a Mother because it made her seem so normal! She talked about meeting Claudia Schiffer at the school gates and discussing their children and also joked that her son tells her, "You don't know anything about fashion." Amazingly, Elle is now 46 and she looked gorgeous in a Diesel Black Gold leather dress. I can't wait to see the new series of BNTM this evening.
To see the rest of the interview, just read more
Skins beauty Kaya Scodelario attended T4 on the Beach this weekend in Weston Super Mare. The actress looked casual for the event wearing black leggings, flat sandals and an oversized boyfriend shirt. I really like Kaya and think she is so beautiful, but it would be great to see her trying something more adventurous. What do you think of this look on Kaya?
Scarlett Johannson is continuing to be the face of Mango for Autumn 2010 with a gorgeous new campaign. The actress appeared in the Summer advertising which most of you seemed to like, and I'm sure this one will get an equally as positive reaction.
For Autumn 2010, Scarlett shows off her curves in '50s style dresses. The knee length of these frocks is very flattering on her – especially with a carefully placed belt.
The retro feel of her outfits is mirrored in the setting with a cool chair and soft lighting. Are you happy to see Scarlett still representing the High Street store, or would you like to see a new face?