I'm eagerly awaiting the release of the first Somerset by Alice Temperley Collection at John Lewis, and this newly released video featuring Lily Donaldson and her sister Aurelia has got me even more excited. Alice Temperley announced her first ever high street line back in May, and now the campaign video shot by photographer Tom Craig gives us a peek of the new Somerset collection as Lily heads through parkland to meet her sister. The Victoriana and Bohemia-inspired range launches on September 4. Watch above and tell me what you think of the video.
The 2012 London Olympics have come to a close! The closing ceremony wrapped up in London last night, and there were many famous Brits who took part in the fun. The theme was a celebration of British music, and British bands Muse, the Spice Girls, George Michael, The Who, and even the guys of One Direction were on stage! The production included a particularly optimistic note from Monty Python's Eric Idle with "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."
There was also a tribute to British fashion, with models Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson strutting their stuff. The royals were in attendance to see the spectacle, with Kate Middleton and Prince Harry having prime seats. Check out all the closing ceremony pictures here!
The Olympics came to an end last night with a spectacular closing ceremony featuring the best of British music and fashion alongside all those fantastic sporting achievements. Our major models including Lily Cole, Lily Donaldson, Stella Tennant, Karen Elson, Jourdan Dunn, Georgia May Jagger and Naomi Campbell broke out of billboards to walk the Union Jack stage in outfits by a variety of our country's top designers, with Kate Moss looking stunning in McQueen.
Jessie J went for a nude catsuit and leotard by Vivienne Westood for her performances, and Kate Middleton's final Olympics outfit was a rewear of her Whistles Bella dress. The Spice Girls joined together in updated versions of their previous style personas, with Victoria Beckham in a mullet hem custom made Giles Deacon gown. Emeli Sande, Annie Lennox and Darcey Bussell all took to the stage in stunning costumes too, so take a look at them all here and tell me who was most fab at the London 2012 Games closing ceremony!
Naomi Campbell welcomed fashionable friends like Kate Moss to a Fashion For Relief charity dinner held at London's Downtown Mayfair restaurant last night. The dinner, held as an Olympic celebration, came just before a rumored appearance at Sunday's closing ceremony for Naomi and Kate. They're apparently walking in a portion of the show dedicated to British style, and will don outfits from UK designers.
Both Naomi and Kate are home in London following exotic getaways. Naomi was just in Ibiza for a bikini-clad yacht vacation, and Kate wore a swimsuit cruising around the Mediterranean with her husband, Jamie Hince. Last night, Kate donned a black and gold caftan while Naomi made the rounds in black Roberto Cavalli. They models said hi to Sarah Ferguson, Lily Donaldson, Rolling Stone Ron Wood, and designers Vivienne Westwood and Sarah Burton.
Last night in London, Naomi Campbell wore a black Roberto Cavalli Spring 2012 gown to host a Fashion for Relief Charity Dinner at Downtown Mayfair that attracted a model crowd. She was joined by Kate Moss, Lily Donaldson and Georgia May Jagger, all of whom are expected to take part in a catwalk celebrating British fashion at the Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday. Emeli Sande, who sang at the opening ceremony, was also in attendance as was Vivienne Westwood, Sarah Buton, Jourdan Dunn, Sarah Ferguson, Alexandra Burke and Oswald Boateng. The Olympic charity event celebrated the London Games, with Naomi saying:
"I am elated for Team GB, and the extraordinary success they have had so far. It is a very special and proud time to be in London and to celebrate the outstanding talent, which has been showcased during the Games. I wish everyone taking part in London 2012 continued strength, determination and perseverance for the remainder of the Games."
Take a look at the starry event here, and tell me how excited you are for the closing ceremony!
Last night in France, amfAR held its annual Cinema Against AIDS gala at Hotel Du Cap. British beauties in town for Cannes Film Festival headed to the glamorous bash and flashed plenty of flesh. Jessie J, who performed at the event, wore a Louis Heal number complete with thigh-high and front-bodice slits, while model Cara Delevingne went with the same trend in a sage green Burberry Prorsum dress and Lily Donaldson followed suit in a white-and-yellow gown. Click through to see who wore what, including Lady Victoria Hervey, Petra and Tamara Ecclsetone plus Joely Richardson, and tell me which Brit was best dressed!
Beautiful Brits abroad headed to the Chanel Artists Dinner during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City last night. Alexa Chung wore a velvet Chanel LBD and cross-body Chanel bag, while model Lily Donaldson donned the Chanel Resort 2012 black and white silk dress and Poppy Delevingne opted for the the Chanel Spring 2012 RTW sleeveless knit embellished mini. Out of these three fashionable females, whose style impressed you the most?
Erdem Moralioglu, the Canadian-born, 35 year old clothing designer has had skyrocketing success in the London fashion scene over the past few years. He can attest his love, and his move to the UK 12 years ago to his British mum and extended family whom he often visited growing up. After studying at RCA, he moved to New York city to work with Diane Von Furstenberg, where soon after, he won a Fashion Fringe competition. However, it wasn't until 2006 when Claudia Schiffer wore one of his dresses to the Bafta Awards, that people really started to take notice.
After this mention, he has only grown in reputation and acheivement culminating in a massive superstar following. Two years ago, he even won the inaugural BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund Award and you can see a handful of English and American celebrities (even the Royal Duchess of Cambridge) wearing his designs here. Take a peek through my slideshow and let me know which dress you like best.
The action began backstage at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in NYC today! Hairstylist Orlando Pita and lead makeup artist Lauren Cosenza were in charge of transforming the models into Angels, and girls like Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Adriana Lima squeezed in interviews between primping sessions. Kanye West, who's performing during tonight's show, popped between the beauty stations to say hello to some of the ladies. He was introduced to Miranda Kerr, then gave rumored lady friend Chanel Iman a big hug. The press was running all over to talk to the models, but when Kanye arrived, things really hit the fan!
Miranda Kerr spoke with us about her husband Orlando Bloom, who's attending the show this evening, and what their family will do over the holidays. Adriana Lima shared a sweet anecdote about her daughter Valentina having a playdate with Alessandra Ambrosio's little one Anja, who apparently has some angel wings of her own already.
- Alessandra on her daughter Anja's exposure to the show: "She came to the rehearsal — she's not allowed to come to the show yet! She was on the runway with me. She was just playing model, she was being an Angel . . . She didn't see the costumes, she only saw the wings. She saw the wings, and she was like, 'Mama! I have all these wings too at home! I have a butterfly, I have angel wings!' She has tons of wings, she was comparing our angel wings with hers."
- Miranda on the trick to wearing Angel wings: "The wings are good! They're very heavy. You just do the best you can with the wings. Part of me is a little bit nervous because I don't want to be bopping down the catwalk. The aim is to glide down the catwalk. But when you have wings on you kind of bob a little bit."
- Adriana on her daughter Valentina's playdate with Alessandra's daughter: "My baby, Valentina, actually I brought her yesterday for rehearsal. She did see my shoes, she fell in love with the wings. She walked on the runway. It was so cute. She had such a fun day yesterday. Alessandra's baby was here too, Anja, they were having a little playdate!"
- Miranda on her and Orlando's holiday plans: "I think we'll probably be in Australia, so that will be nice. Because Orlando's filming The Hobbit down there."
The Burberry Prorsum show was so exciting to attend for many reasons. Not only was the clothing spectacular, but the beauty styles from the front row was fun to analyze. The one look that is undeniably on trend right now are centre parts and loose, tousled waves. Having a good colourist to give you a touch of sunkissed blond highlights won't hurt either. Celebrities and models like Sienna Miller, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Rachel Zoe, Lily Donaldson, and Poppy Delevigne all wore their hair this exact same way.
Leave a comment below to let me know who you think wore it best.