This October, MAC is releasing two very exciting new ranges in the UK — Carine Roitfeld's collaboration and a Marilyn Monroe colour collection. The beauty brand has channelled the iconic film star's sex appeal into red lips, shimmer metallic eyeshadows and more, while the French editor's range includes everything you need to recreate the smoky eye. Take a look at all the products in detail here, then vote to let me know which line is top of your list!
Louise Redknapp is making her debut in the cosmetics world with Wild about Beauty, which founded with makeup artist Kim Jacob. The pair first met seven years ago on a magazine photoshoot where Kim's expertise with Louise's postnatal skin pigmentation led to her becoming the British singer's personal makeup artist. Having created cosmetic ranges for FCUK, BOOTS and Bayan SPA, Kim developed her own line of natural mother and baby skincare products called Angelique, and is now embarking on a new brand of skin-loving cosmetics with the former Eternal member. Their Wild about Beauty line launches on Sept. 27, but you can take a sneak peek at the collection here, then let me know what you think!
This week in London, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley launched her first ever lingerie line, Rosie for Autograph. French lace and Swiss-designed couture embroidery give the collection a luxurious feel, and the rose prints and muted tones draw on the Deco period. Rosie said:
"To find inspiration for the collection, I trawled my favourite vintage shops and flea markets in London, LA and Paris where I found a treasure trove of gorgeous clothes and ornate pieces of jewellery, as well as pictures and patterns found in old design books and fashion magazines.
I was particularly drawn to the opulent elegance of the 20s era which really shows in my designs from the sumptuous silks I chose to the intricate deco inspired embroidery detailing on the garments.
The palette was not only inspired by my favourite 20s pieces, but also it was largely influenced by the rich colours of different types of roses. From the muted tones of dusky pink and green through to dramatic scarlet blooms, I wanted the palette to evoke the beauty of a gorgeous British garden in Summer."
Prices ranges from £12.50 to £65 and cater for knicker sizes 8-20 and bra sizes 30-40 A-E (selected styles upto G). I've picked my favourites from the 33 pieces, which include a teddy, kimono style robe, silk lingerie sets, cami and French knickers plus bras and knickers in various shapes for different figures. Take a look here and tell me which piece is most fab!
Lookbook pictures from Kelly Brook's latest lingerie line have dropped ahead of the release at the end of this month. The British model, who also has a swimwear and clothing collection with the high street brand, said: "I am so excited about my second lingerie collection – it’s gorgeous and feminine with a few sexy pieces thrown into the mix. I hope everyone loves it as much as I do!" Lace ups and pleated satin feature in the vintage-inspired line, with high waisted briefs giving a nod to that 1950s silhouette that suits Kelly's figure so well. Styles include baroque rose print, polka dots, leopard print and cored eyelash lace with bows and rose gold branding galore. Take a look through a sneak peek at the collection, which comes sizes 34B to 36F and starts at £5.99, and tell me if any of the pieces will make it into your lingerie drawer!
Agyness Deyn's debut Dr. Martens range launches on August 15, and to help with the wait the iconic British brand has released a video of the model showing her "individual style and united spirit". The Dr. Martens Agyness Deyn collaboration, which includes clothing and accessories in addition to footwear, is said to have taken inspiration from those Nineties power couples who embraced the grunge style, like Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder plus Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis. The English model flashes a red bob in the video shot in California, which has a punky spirit and an oh-so-cool edge. Watch above and tell me if you're excited for the range!
Rihanna is making quite the fashion impact on our UK shores. Not only is the singer searching for fresh British design talent in TV show Styled to Rock, it's now been announced she's launching a Spring 2013 collection for River Island. Rihanna said about the collaboration:
"I’ve been wanting to design my own collection for some time. River Island is the perfect partner for me to collaborate with and working with a British, family run business also really appealed to me. I find London really inspiring and River Island loves to have fun with clothes. I’m looking forward to working with them and creating something really special."
She's already dipped her toe in the industry by creating a few designs for Armani, but this will be Rihanna's first full collection. Rumours started back in February that she could be working with River Island when she was spotted at the high street brand's London HQ and then tweeted a photo of herself wearing a tshirt from the label. Rihanna told Ryan Seacrest in March she was pursuing a fashion line of her own. River Island chief executive Ben Lewis added:
"We are thrilled to be collaborating with Rihanna and to be the first fashion brand to work with her in this way. Rihanna is a style icon, from street to chic she enjoys her fashion. As soon as we started to work together we knew this was a perfect fit. Rihanna will be designing the collection and we will be sharing our fashion experience with her to develop a range her fans will love."
I'm really looking forward to seeing what they come up with. How about you?
Littlewoods has today revealed its latest celebrity collaborator in a photo shoot with Myleene Klass (and a cheetah). The real-life wild creature reflects the animal print in many of the pieces, including the standout Mixed Print Maxi Dress (£110) Myleene wore for the announcement. The British TV presenter already has a Mothercare babywear collection under her belt plus a nail line, and revealed her intention behind her first clothing collection for Littlewoods was to reflect the different roles of a working mum. She said: "This collaboration allows me to work with a brand which I have known and loved since childhood and it also lets me share my design ideas and bring them to life. I’m looking forward to inspiring others through my latest fashion collection." The next project between the new collaborators will be a lingerie and swimwear range. Shop Myleene's line below and tell me what you think!
Rumours are rife that Sarah Jessica Parker and Victoria Beckham are planning to launch a clothing range together. The two fashionistas are said to be in "secret talks" about creating a one-off fashion line for women aged 20-50, as the Sex and the City star wants to return to designing after her stint as president and chief creative officer of Halston. It seems these exciting claims started on Entertainmentwise, with various other outlets picking up the story and running with it. So far there have been no confirmations or denials, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed it comes true. Would you like to see SJP and VB team up?
We've finally got a full look at Beth Ditto's collaboration with MAC, which is available for four weeks only from today, and it doesn't disappoint! The Gossip singer has brought her candy-glossed pop to her MAC makeup line, which features bright colours and bold palettes. As well as Zoom Fast Black Lash, Liquidlast Liner and 7 LashPro plus Zoom Lash Mascara, Longwear Lipcreme, Lip Pencil and Nail Lacquers in a range of fun shades, MAC's new dual-ended pairing of eye shadow and greasepaint liner Shade & Smoke premieres in the collection. The stand-out piece? A totally dotty Powder to the People compact. Take a look through the range here and let me know what you think of Beth Ditto's collaboration with MAC!
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is taking her relationship with Marks and Spencer one step further by collaborating with the high street brand on a new range of lingerie. The British model, who is currently the face of Autograph, announced this week she is turning her hand to design, with Rosie for Autograph launching online and in selected stores in September. Rosie said:
“M&S is an iconic British brand, adored by many, so I’m very excited to be launching my debut lingerie line with them. I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with the design team to create my dream collection, and I’m looking forward to a fun and creative time ahead.”
So what can we expect from the range? There'll be silk lingerie, cami and French knicker sets, a kimono style robe and a teddy amongst the 33 pieces, which will (appropriately) include rose prints. Taking inspiration from the 1920s, the collection will have deco-inspired detailing. It sounds beautiful. Are you excited for Rosie's first foray into fashion design?