Boris Johnson, The Mayor of London has had the fashion world in quite a stir, as fashionista's flocked in full force to Somerset House for the grand opening of London Fashion Week. Mr Johnson gave a speech about his thoughts on fashion and the future plans for the fashion industry for 2012.
Despite Boris being surrounded by fashionista's across the globe, and being at a high profile event, he looked like his usual self; unruly, windswept locks and a basic boardroom suit. Even when asked as to who he was wearing in regards to his suit, he quite casually repled "i dont know... a suit" , but he went on to say "I am wearing a very fashionable polyester tie made in England, which came from a free school which I opened in West London".
The six day event was in full swing as London-based Irishman Paul Costelloe's Spring-Summer2012 collection kicked off the biannual event, with 1960's inspired pieces. I wonder if Mr Johnson was inspired by anything he saw today?
Written by Li Thane Kitson
Since 1988, Spanish jewellery designer and sculptress, Elena Canter has showcased her avant-garde, conceptual designs across the globe, including world renowned museums including the Picasso Museum in Barcelona and the Versailles Museum, Paris.
Canter introduced her collection on a global scale this year at London Fashion Week. With materials sourced solely in Europe, one of the designer’s latest pieces, ‘The Dunkan’ necklace, is a beautiful feat of sculptural engineering. The silver cross detail necklace highlights the historical and industrial influences of Canter’s native Bilbao.
Canter’s designs have gained celebrity fans including Shakira and Queen Rania of Jordan.
Elena Canter’s collections are currently stocked at Liberty’s, London, Neiman Marcus in the US as well as boutiques in Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and Amman with the flagship store in Madrid.
Written By Alexandra Richards
This outfit is very New York City chique. Although it was designed for the spring/summer collection, to me it has an autumnal feel with the moderate pastel colours fused together in the top. This look is versatile, as it opens itself up to both formal and casual wear, for example it can be played down by wearing pumps by day, and more glam by adding heels for evening wear.
The perfect accessory is the Mulberry bag which gives it that City look, and together with the top it gives it that touch of class. The style of these cropped trousers is relevant to the season, and the colours are pitched at the right level too; it's a desirable ensemble, both pieces complement each other effortlessly.The top alone will attract much attention, therefore no need to accessorise this further; the ruffled neckline adds an air of sophistication.You will feel ready to face anything that lies ahead during the day in this sublime outfit.
Written by Li Thane-KitsonKitson
Swedish designer Fannie Schiavoni has turned the word accessory into a whole new meaning, with her unique take on chains, and how they're worn is what keeps her in the fashion eye. This dress was displayed at London Fashion Week 2010. Its a statement within itself its bold, fierce and although it oozes sex appeal probably best suited for the more edgier person. For the mere fact that it reminds me of a re-vamped version of an old suit of armour, is what i think makes it so fashion forward, fresh and original. It instantly screams at the Lady Gaga's or Rihanna's of this world.
Written by Li Thane-Kitson
Dominating as one of the biggest must-have accessories for winter 2010, the cape will be in stores soon. Luxury alpaca label, Magenta 8 offers a beautiful range including the pictured kimono-style, belted cape in ivory with golden silk satin lining and fine detailing. All Magenta 8 pieces are available in naturally occurring alpaca colours: black, charcoal, camel and ivory.
Considered ‘the fibre of the gods,’ alpaca is prized for its rich, lustrous and silky properties. Alpacas, the source of this luxury fibre, are inhabitants of the Andean highlands and bred exclusively for their globally coveted fleece.
Alpaca is water resistant, lighter, finer and stronger than most wool fibres and is warmer than even cashmere. Alpaca does not pill or loose shape, making eac and every piece of Magenta 8’s an investment that will last for years. It is considered a specialist fibre and does not contain lanolin, making it perfect for sensitive skin.
The Magenta 8 collection includes handmade tailored coats, hooded capes, tuxedo jackets and cropped boleros exuding femininity, warmth, luxury and elegance.
“Moving into the new season I wanted to create a special piece that is wearable for women of all shapes and sizes with a feminine, chic edge. I think Magenta 8 has achieved this with our belted cape.
Hot, sexy, tiny, skimpy and in your face – it’s Mercedez Benz Fashion Week Swim, of course. From 15-19th July, the strictly invite only showcase held at the prestigious Raleigh hotel on Miami beach featured designers such as White Sands Australia, True Religion Swimwear, Red Carter and Nicolita, to name but a few; who dazzled the spectators with bronzed limbed, gazelle-like models strutting the fiercest pieces of Lycra® you ever did see. Key pieces included the vibrant menswear collection by Olasul, reminiscent of a luscious fruity ice lolly, and other highlights were the surprisingly minimalist designs by A.Z Araujo - a refreshing & welcome alternative.
Whoever wins, if there’s any way to take home the 2010 World Cup, it’s in style. Louis Vuitton has collaborated with FIFA as the official designer of the World Cup travel case. Unveiled on June 1st in Paris by LV bosses and supermodel Naomi Campbell (with a faux cup, of course), the sumptuous custom made leather carrying case is exquisitely designed by Vuitton’s Asniѐres workshop. The case, branded with Louis Vuitton’s distinctive logo is inspired by the house’s classic trunk collections. FIFA president, Joseph S. Blatter, stated that “from now on, the trophy will not only travel in safety, but it will also travel in style.
Written by: Miss Alexandra | http://www.alexdoesfashion.com
Currently promoting her new movie, The Back Up Plan, Jennifer Lopez bounces back onto the scene minus twin baby weight looking fabulous as ever in a Roberto Cavalli leopard print gown – the first of 3 outfit changes for the night – at the World Music Awards in Monaco. The revealing dress with cut out detail and plunging neckline, complete with Swarovski crystal studded clutch, offset the Latina star’s post baby figure, reminding everyone that, at 40, she is still the fixture on the A-List.
Written by: Miss Alexandra
NY times May 2010: SUBVERSIVE STYLE From left: Audrey Reynolds, caught on the fly in Little Italy, in a Future Classics dress; Rose Thomas, snapped in NoLIta, in a Creatures of Comfort tank dress; and Julie Houts, an aspiring fashion designer, in a vintage frock she found at Goodwill
The Bikini Jeans designed by Sandra Tanimura at Japanese clothing company Sannas. The low-rise bikini jeans held up with ribbons. If you are going to purchase one of these jeans be careful not to get the ribbon caught on anything or you will not be just be revealing your hips. The Jeans go for a retail price of $95 and €74