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Friday Fashion Fix

15 Jul

Anja Rubik unveiled as face of Kurt Geiger

Stunning supermodel and Fashion Daydreams favourite Anja Rubik has been unveiled as the new face of Kurt Geiger for Autumn/Winter 2011. Building on their heritage as a British brand, the campaign was shot on location in London and Anja is seen rocking Dalmation print ankle boots from the high end Kurt Geiger London collection. Creative Director Rebecca Farrar-Hockley commented, “I am thrilled to have Anja starring as the face of our AW11 campaign.  She personifies the spirit of the Kurt Geiger girl, effortlessly stylish with an edge of urban glamour.”

Nine West launches website.

In more shoe news, American shoe and accessory brand Nine West have just launched their first UK transactional website bringing their flair and style to fashionistas in the click of a mouse. Just in time too, as September sees the launch of their highly anticipted Shoelaboration with Giles Deacon. 

Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model launches

Last week saw the launch of the latest series of Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model with super host and judge Elle Macpherson, who is joined by fellow judges Julien Macdonald, Grace Woodward and Calvin Klein star Charley Speed. One of the best thing about BINTM is acting as an unofficial judge from your sofa, there’s now an app on the Facebook page to predict the result of each show as the season goes on to make it a little more fun. 

Tom Ford comes to London

Persistent rumours currently doing the rounds bring the news that Tom Ford is going to show during London Fashion Week! Exciting indeed, I think this would be great for LFW and entice more editors to take note and attend, unfortunately LFW is seen as the take-it-or-leave-it fashion week with many editors skipping the first few days or the entire event. 

Fab Frocks gets married!

The big news today is that the lovely Tor from Fab Frocks got married today! Her wedding was an absolute riot, her dress was stunning and the theme for the wedding was Alice in Wonderland. Everything was perfection, her attention to detail is incredible. For a sneak peek into her gorgeous wedding, check out her wedding blog. Congratulations to the happy couple, wishing you all the happiness in the world. 


Nine West/Giles AW11 press day

10 Jun
A couple of weeks ago, I headed over to the super cool Bungalow 8 to have a peek at Nine West’s forthcoming collection for the Autumn/Winter 2011 season. From loafers to sequin heels via boots galore, they have next season’s shoe needs absolutely nailed. Taking inspiration from two completel opposite aesthetics, part of the collection is utilitarian and practical whilst the remainder is pretty and feminine. Loafers, block heels and lace up boots make up the functional element whilst shimmery, feathery platforms make up the more fun element. The shapes are classic but with quirky, fashion-led detailing, ensuring that the shoes won’t date and you will adore them for seasons to come. For me, that’s always the sign of a good shoe.

As if that wasn’t enough excitement, they also unveiled their collaboration with the incredible Giles Deacon as part of their new initiative called Shoelaborations, which sees them partnering with young designers, artists and musicians. The collaboration with Giles is very contemporary and fresh, feauring bright flashes of clour on a black background colour and Eek, a little character designed by Giles which is featured on each design.

Giles Deacon said, “Partnering with a global footwear leader such as Nine West has given me the opportunity to expand my reach in the world of accessories and create a collection that reflects my design personality, while capturing the spirit of the brand. I was able to revisit one of my favorite motifs, Eek, and bring him to life through a completely new medium, which is exciting for me.”

Giles for Nine West