Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Video: Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture S/S 11

Isn`t it weird to see a show without music! I think this is the traditional way of presenting Couture though.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Burberry Flagship Store Opening in Beijing (April 13th)

Burberry Flagship Store Beijing

The newest Burberry Flagship Store, the brand’s most technologically advanced 12,500 square foot flagship store at Sparkle Roll Plaza in Beijing, whose giant 5x9 exterior LED walls also streamed the event live.

Burberry Beijing Event Space

The event took place on a 2000sqm sound stage at the Beijing Television Centre, was attended by over 1000 guests including Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, British actors Sam Claflin and Douglas Booth as well as Maggie Cheung, Fan Bing Bing, Li Bing Bing, Won Bin, Chen Kun, Du Juan, Dou Xiao, Shang Wen Jie; Yan Ni; Jia Nai Liang, Rock Ji, Super VC, Philip Huang and VJ Zhu Zhu.

Burberry Beijing Event Space2

“This global event in Beijing was a true expression of Burberry today bringing together all the elements of our multi faceted brand using the most innovative technology and the best of British music, connecting all our communities and celebrating this magnificent country with viewers all over the world.” said Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer.

Burberry Beijing Event Virtual Imagery

British models Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Charlie France, Seb Brice and Chinese model Shupei, were joined by life-like holograms of themselves for a visually spectacular runway show where models transformed into snow and disappeared before returning in interchanging outfits.

Burberry Beijing Event Virtual Imagery2

Burberry Flagship Keane

Headline British band Keane performed a 40 minute live set at the event, marking their first performance in China, followed by live sets by British model and DJ Tom Guinness and Chinese DJ ShanXi.

Red Carpet

Burberry Models Jourdan Dunn, Shu Pei, Charlie France, Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell and Seb Brice at the Burberry Beijing Event

Burberry models (left to right): Jourdan Dunn, Shu Pei, Charlie France, Cara Delevigne, Edie Campbell & Seb Brice

Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevigne

Edie Campbell
Edie Campbell

Douglas Booth
Douglas Booth

Shu Pei

Du Juan
Du Juan

Seb Brice
Seb Brice

Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung

Li Bing Bing
Li Bing Bing

Copyright: Burberry

Wow! I guess we have a best dressed event of the year!

Who looked best?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Models' Personal Style: Hana Soukupova

Hana and her Olympus Teneo Clutch at David LaChapelle`s "American Jesus" exhibition.

Copyright: Our Lord & Saviour Press

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bags: Our Lord & Saviour S/S 11


Style Icons like Kate Lanphear were already carrying the cult-clutches last season, now New York luxury handbag label Our Lord & Saviour returns with its second collection keeping its emphasis on sophisticated classic shapes with subtle touches of its acclaimed controversial Christian iconography.

Niger Calf Leather

Olympus Teneo,” the brands signature clutch, featuring its famed crucifix, is resurrected in a neutral palette of natural, black, and bone. This season the clutch is available in polished black box calfskin and a new exotic skin, a beautifully marked ring lizard. For evening the clutch is also carefully executed in a chainmail silver python, adding a bit of restrained flare, which drew inspiration from the amour of the Crusades.

Chainmail Silver Python

Bone Python

Natural Ring Lizard

Copyright: Our Lord & Saviour

The last time I was super-excited about a handbag was in 2003 (it was Dior`s Koi Saddle Bag) and I already feared I had lost my ability to be thrilled about something until I recently discovered Our Lord & Saviour`s divine Olympus Teneo clutches.

I`m blown away by the classic, sophisticated design and the depth of the iconography. Jesus sacrificing his life for our salvation was the biggest grace mankind has ever received - this highest of all possible sacrifices embodied in luxurious design and finest materials just knocks me off the hook!


Friday, April 8, 2011

How to be stylish in the rain: Burberry April Showers Collection













Copyright: Burberry

Which are your favourite pieces from the Burberry April Showers Collection?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sad News: Christophe Decarnin leaves Balmain

Christophe Decarnin is leaving Balmain after spending five years as creative director. A successor has not yet been appointed.

"Since 1945, the house of Pierre Balmain has been one of the leading French and international luxury brands," Balmain ceo Alain Hivelin said today. "Christophe Decarnin's work with the house's design team contributed to the success that the brand has enjoyed in recent years."

Following Decarnin's absence at the autumn/winter 2011-12 Balmain show in March, we spoke to a label insider who rubbished rumours the designer was leaving. According to a spokesperson for the brand, Decarnin was signed off under doctor's orders.

Decarnin joined the French fashion house in 2005 as a designer before being made the creative director in November 2007. He is largely credited for introducing the rock and military-inspired look - characterised for the past few seasons by slim silhouettes in leather and sequins - that the label is currently known for.

While any of the rumour mill's suggested Dior successors, from Riccardo Tisci to Alber Elbaz to Stefano Pilati (read the ful story here), would be suitable candidates for the Balmain job - so far industry insiders suggest the fashion house will appoint an internal employee as its new creative director.


So sad to see the man who gave us five years of rocking, elegant & empowering fashion leave :((( .

Get well soon Christophe and PLEASE return to fashion-design to dress us in more rocking looks!

What are your parting words to Christophe Decarnin?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Celebrity Style: Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria-Ferragamo
Eva Longoria looking gorgeous and flawless in New York on April 4th, wearing blue satin platform peep toes by Salvatore Ferragamo.

Eva Longoria-Ferragamo2

Copyright: Ferragamo / Photo Agency: Splash News and Getty Images

Monday, April 4, 2011

The new, short Belstaff Trenchcoats

Priory Lady Jacket

New Hemley Jacket

Blandford Jacket

New Gadjhon Jacket
New Gadjhon Jacket

Skylark II Uniform Jacket

Roadmaster Jacket
Roadmaster Jacket

Napier Jacket
Napier Jacket

Copyright: Belstaff

Which one is your favourite?

Vivienne Westwood Store Opening Los Angeles


March 30th 2011 – Vivienne Westwood launches its arrival in the United States with an exclusive party held at the newly opened Melrose Avenue store.


The shop offers Vivienne Westwood’s full range of products under one roof, including Westwood’s Gold Label, Red Label, Anglomania, MAN Collection as well as jewellery and accessories. Spanning three floors, the boutique’s sophisticated décor remains consistent with the aesthetic of Vivienne Westwood’s international locations. Inspired by quintessential Parisian hotels, including Hotel George V and the Ritz, the building is eco-friendly and features architectural elements of wood, brass and European stone.

Vivienne Westwood with husband Andreas Kronthaler

"We are thrilled to finally open our new shop in Los Angeles. We have fond memories of our time there and especially love the influence of Old Hollywood. Vivienne's designs speak to this timeless sentiment; we look forward to opening our doors to our existing clients and introducing the brand to a new customer base," said Andreas Kronthaler, Creative Director of Vivienne Westwood.

"It's going to be very convenient for people who want to look drop-dead glamorous, and LA is full of people who want to dress up," said Vivienne Westwood.


Dita von Teese in Archive Gold label with boyfriend Count Louis-Marie de Castelbajac

Marilyn Manson

Kristen Davies in Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Couture
Kristen Davies in Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Couture

Copyright: Vivienne Westwood