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?
Cheryl Cole's eagerly-anticipated second collection with Stylistpick launched online today, and this time round the British singer has taken inspiration from sweets. The range sounds good enough to eat, with peach wedges called Fizz Bombs, peep-toe platforms named after Pink Shrimp candy and taupe ankle boots in contrasting materials called Humbug. Yum. The shoes are available exclusively on Stylistpick website. Take a look at some of my favourites right here, and let me know which style you're drooling over the most!
A couple of months ago we heard that Alexa Chung was going to be re-instated as the face of Italian footwear brand Superga since her last stint with brand (as the star of their 100th anniversary collection) was such a success. However, the British beauty is taking her role as model two steps further. Not only did she direct the stylish laid-back shoot for the Summer 2012 ad campaign, but she has also become the Creative Director for the label.
She decided to feature the 2750 style sneakers in the adverts that were shot in Miami alongside photographer Guy Aroch. Using an old-fashioned car, her own clothes and the beach background as her props, apparently her only direction from the brand was to "Go create." With TV presenter, fashion icon, Madewell collaborator/designer and model statuses under her belt, perhaps her role as creative director will lead into even more fashionable possiblilites. I for one, am excited to wait and see what's next from Alexa — how about you?
For the second time, 21 year old British model, TV presenter The Only Way is Essex and Celebrity Big Brother star Amy Childs has designed a 2012 Spring/Summer Clothing Collection. To kick off the launch, she put on a runway show (in which she and a couple of other models walked) Monday night at Gilgamesh restaurant and bar in Camden Town. The range consists of sexy evening cocktail dresses and playsuits, daytime dresses and casual separates such as patterned jeans and cut out message t-shirts.
Supporting her in the front row were other reality TV faces and models like Peter Andre, Elen Rivas and Kerry Katona. The line is available here and is priced between £45 to £80. Are you interested in buying something from Amy's new collection?
In November, Rihanna worked with Emporio Armani to to create a line of lingerie, jeans and t-shirt's, and apparently she loved the process so much that she repeated her collaboration with them. Now however, it appears that she's gearing up to launch her very own range. This weekend, she told US TV and Radio personality Ryan Seacrest,
"I’m really pursuing a fashion line of my own. I want to design. This is also a road that I want to earn it. So I’m working with designers. Designers that I respect, and [fashion] companies that I respect. I want people to really trust me before I just say 'Buy it, because it’s mine.'"
I don't know about you, but I'd be very excited to see what Rihanna has to offer. With her ever-changing hair colour and her daring stage and street ensembles, I'd be sure bet to believe a clothing range from Ri Ri would be creative, colourful and exciting to say the least. Perhaps it was her inspiration from London Fashion Week that has me wondering if she'll collaborate with a British designer, or work on something entirely her own. Either way, would you be interested in buying clothing designed from Rihanna?
I was out just one day last week and there's already lots of news to catch up on. Not only did I find out about Aggy Deyn and her new fashion collaboration with Dr Martens, but now Vera Wang is set to launch a 74-skew colour cosmetics line. The amazing and super busy Ms. Wang (who already has a dynasty that includes wedding gowns, fragrances, home goods, women’s apparel, handbags, jewellery, sunglasses, footwear, sleepwear and outerwear) teamed up with BeautyBank, part of the Estée Lauder Companies to create a collection called Simply Vera Wang. The line is quite affordable ($16.50 to $39.50 in USD) and the ingredients are intended to be good for your skin too — something Vera is quite particular about.
However, before you get too excited, the range is scheduled for a US launch next month, with a global rollout expected no sooner than 2013 — boo. Oh well, good things come to those who wait. In the meantime, you can certainly let your imagination run wild with the thoughts of a possible nail varnish collection in the works too. Apparently Vera's daughters Josephine and Cecilia are nudging mum to add it to the empire. Are you interested in testing out Simply Vera Wang next year?
It's been quite some time since we've seen British model Agyness Deyn make a pictorial appearance, but all of that is about to change with the latest campaign launch for Dr Martens shoes. Aggy poses alongside man-candy Ash Stymest in an attempt to resurrect the popular 1990's brand. The ad photos were shot by urban subculture specialist Gavin Watson and titled, "First and Forever."
However, that's not all. As it turns out, Agyness is such a fan of the brand (she bought her first pair when she was just 13), that she is collaborating with them to create a clothing, accessories and footwear line due out globally this Autumn. She tells WWD, "The brand is a great fit for me. It stands for strong character and being able to shape your own personal identity." Are you excited to see what Agyness has to offer consumers?
Model turned actress Kelly Brook has decided to join forces once again with High Street brand New Look for the launch of her second collection. This time, instead of swimwear, (a genre she has worked on for the last 5 years), she is creating a line of flattering feminine intimates with a heir of sophistication. Kelly said,
"I feel so excited to have been able to work on such an exciting project with New Look. I’m delighted with how the collection has turned out, it’s glamorous, sexy, girly and feels great – everything I look for in my lingerie!"
The items will go on sale this Valentines Day starting at £5.99 and you can shop for them in New Look stores or online here. Are you interested in seeing what Kelly's lingerie has to offer?