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Everyone loves Prada stripes

20 Apr
The high street may have fully embraced (read: killed) colour blocking and brights, but magazines are going crazy for Prada stripes this season. The number of covers alone is fast approaching FIFTY, let alone editorials. International Vogue editions are absolutely loving the collection, featuring pieces with stripes as well as monkey and banana motif printed pieces. Here are my favourite of the 48 covers..and counting! Anna Wintour’s WSJ cover definitely makes the cut though you can’t see much of what she’s wearing. I think that the fact that she chose Prada for this rare cover and interview speaks volumes. 

Looking beneath the bright jewel tones, florals and cool neutrals littering the high street, plenty of stores have been inspired by prada’s bright, punchy prints. They’re a bit sassier than block colours and the perfect bold antidote to pretty florals which are getting a bit boring and predictable in Summer. Head to toe stripes might be a bit much for some, so choose a statement piece like one of the gorgeous skirts and pair with either brights or neutrals. 
Zara stripe skirt – £25.99

Kate Moss covers Harpers Bazaar

9 Apr

Is it just me or are Kate Moss covers always stunning? I don’t know what she does or how she does it, but the images are never just flat boring images, there seems to be more to them. Photographs are a little snapshot in time but her images make me want to know what happened before and after the moment. Her latest cover is for the May issue of UK Harpers Bazaar, both the subscriber and news-stand covers are exquisite. I think Vogue have a lot to learn from Harpers, they have really raised the bar with consistent ‘wow’ covers. Which version do you prefer? 

Christopher Kane wins Vogue/BFC Fashion Fund

2 Feb

Yesterday, Christopher Kane became the latest in a long line of great British designers to win the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. He pipped Osman Yousefzada, Peter Pilotto, Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicholl, Patrick Grant on E Tauz and Charlotte Dellal of Charlotte Olympia to the £200,000 prize and industry mentoring. Kane narrowly lost out to Erdem last year but deservedly won this year. Though I’m not sure he actually needs the business mentoring as he is clearly one of the shining examples of the new wave of British designers. 

Kane has come a long way since starting his label almost five years ago. His first collection was a critical success and he is cited as being one of the reasons fluro became a huge trend in SS 07. Since then he has designed sell out collections for Topshop, collaborated with Manolo Blahnik and Lancome, designed for Kylie and designed for Versus, all while creating successful collections for his own label. 

Vogue Paris October 2009

5 Oct

Vogue Paris is all about the supermodels in October 2009. I’ve got to say, there were some surprising choices and some conspicuous absences. I felt that the cover was a bit bland and safe, but the editorials were, on the whole, sublime. There was much debate on TFS, with a lot of people slating Kate Moss for being boring, safe and old. I’ve found that Kate has become a bit ‘same-y’ recently, and certain other models produced some far superior images. What do you think?

Eniko by Cedric Buchet

Eva by Hedi Slimane

Claudia by Alasdir McLellan

Kate Moss by Inez van Lamsveerde and Vinod Matadin

Kristen Mc Menamy by David Sims

Yasmin lebon by Alasdair McLellan

Lara Stone by Steven Klein

* Image Source TFS

Paris Vogue *hearts* Lara Stone / US Vogue: The September Issue

16 Jan

In keeping with the austerity of these sober times, I’ve for a two-for-one bumper Vogued out post for you, my lovelies. Enjoy!

First up, we have images from the February 09 issue of Paris Vogue, Carine Roitfeld’s gift to Lara Stone. There are 100+ pages of Lara, who Carine wants to make a star after she had pretty much stopped working. Gorgeous images shot by Inez Van Lamsweerde, Peter Lindbergh, Hedi Slimane, Nan Goldin and Steven Klein.

The US Vogue documentary, The September Issue, is premiering this weekend at Sundance. I have a wee snippet for you 🙂 It featured Anna grilling two editors on whether pink is an appropriate message for September. Cannot wait to see the full film!

* Source Fashionologie

Lily scores her first Vogue cover…

7 Jul
…as the fashion world’s eyes are awaiting the ‘all black’ Vogue Italia. Not Lily’s best photo, I love beautiful, ethereal Lily. Of course she still has cheekbones you could cut yourself with and those piercing blue eyes, but it’s a little same-old for me. I’m compiling a heap of Vogue Italia photos, so keep an eye out for a monster post coming soon!

* Source Vogue