Friday, February 5, 2010

And another thing...

SOMETHING else I stumbled upon earlier today that really caught my eye; Love magazine (pretty well known for their controversial covers) have launched an interesting concept for their bi annual third edition.

Issue three; the Fashion Icons issue has eight different covers with eight models who represent the ideal of beauty in fashion today - including Kate Moss, Lara Stone and Naomi Campbell - all pretty much naked!.

"For this issue of LOVE, we took eight women who are generally acknowledged as the most beautiful in the world, got them to show off their bodies - widely regarded as the most perfect in the world - and photographed them all in exactly the same position for the cover," LOVE's editor-in-chief Katie Grand told VOGUE.COM. "We did this to show how much they differed physically from one another, which is why we also printed their measurements."

"The point is that 'perfection' is not fixed, timeless or transcendent," Grand - who put Beth Ditto on the cover of the first ever issue of LOVE - explained. "It varies, as the measurements of our cover girls show."

The eight covers, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, will go on sale in one week's time - Monday February 8 - priced £5. Visit for more information on the issue.

Totally amazing!

To celebrate Alexa Chung being Vogue's cover girl for this month, they've set up a truly amazing blog so you can snoop on what she's wearing every single day for the next month. :)

'Alexa Chung's Fashion Choices' was set up on so that the television presenter / fashion icon / cover girl could send daily pictures from her mobile phone, with a little bit of info about her fashion choices for that day.

I think not only is this a really nice way for people to use Chungs style to influence their own wardrobes but also makes excellent use of the technology available these days.
To check it out for yourself go to

( I especially like day 4’s outfit!)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Alice is in Wonderland

WHILST Alice Temperley is getting set to show her ready-to-wear collection for autumn/winter 2010-11 at New York Fashion Week next month, us mere mortals are still excited about buying pieces for the approaching summer. The British designer's hotly anticipated, and reasonably priced, ALICE by Temperley collection is almost ready to launch.

With the same feminine but rock-inspired feeling as the mainline collection the line is priced from £60 to £500 and will debut at department stores internationally, including Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Harrods, Neiman Marcus, Isetan and Net-A-Porter.

Celebrities including Gemma Arterton, Fearne Cotton, Laura Bailey and Ben Grimes have already been spotted wearing preview pieces from the new ALICE offering, but the rest of us will have to wait just a little longer, as the collection won't be in shops until the second week of February.

The collection comprises simple jersey pieces, light knits, and covetable summer dresses, as well as the signature Temperley denim and leather biker jackets. (I WANT!) Fabrics featuring simple white embroidery Anglaise and striped jersey sit cosily alongside Temperley's famed prints, including polkadot, floral and tiger.

LFW: Fashion to aid Haiti

SUPERMODEL Naomi Campbell joined First Lady Sarah Brown yesterday to launch a London Fashion Week catwalk show in aid of the survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

The show, will take place during London Fashion Week, which starts February 18. High profile models and celebrities are going to take to the catwalk in designs by Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Dolce & Gabbana - amongst others - to help the cause.

Campbell and Brown have worked together before for another charity - the White Ribbon Alliance, of which the model is an ambassador and the First Lady is patron.

Brown told at the launch yesterday; "The British public has been amazingly generous in its response to the tragedy in Haiti." "Your donations are already making a massive difference and we can still do more."

Monday, December 7, 2009

2009 British Fashion Awards

THERE’S only one day left to vote for your winner in the British Fashion Awards' new London 25 category - which recognises an individual who embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for the capital's fashion industry . The race really began to hot up last week and the frontrunners are in. The British Fashion Council, which hosts the awards, confirmed that the five leading the field are Alexander McQueen, Alexa Chung, Joan Burstein, Kate Moss and Vivienne Westwood.

But it's not too late to vote for your London fashion icon and with names like Christopher Kane, Erin O'Connor, Matthew Williamson, Naomi Campbell, Sienna Miller, Manolo Blahnik, Sir Paul Smith, Stella McCartney, Sir Philip Green and Twiggy there’s still everything to play for! Visit (soon!) to register your vote.

The winner will be announced at the British Fashion Awards ceremony on December 9 at the Royal Courts of Justice along with the evening's more established prizes, including Designer of the Year, Swarovski Emerging Talent, Accessory Designer of the Year and Model of the Year.

Lily to go for a career change?!

LILY Allen is swapping the music scene for the style scene. The singer said in a Radio One interview that following her final gig in March next year, she plans to concentrate on "doing some behind-the-scenes sort of stuff" - namely a fashion venture with her sister.

"It's about making fashion democratic. That's the idea behind it," Allen explained of her proposed venture, a rental fashion store called Lucy In Disguise - in keeping with her new "neo-luddite" ways.

"It's about getting really nice clothes but letting people rent them for affordable prices so they can go out and feel like a million dollars and it won't cost them a million dollars," she said.

Last July, Allen - who was recently made the face of Chanel's Coco Cocoon collection - launched her own jewellery range and back in 2007 she collaborated with New Look to create a cheap yet chic clothing line called Lily Loves.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Henry Hunt launch

SO this blog is a little bit of a favour for my lovely friend Phoebe but mostly because I want to share with the world these truly beautiful clothes....

This week saw the online launch of Henry Hunt; a brand new clothing company whose debut collection embodies classic English country dressing for men and women with a diverse and modern twist.

Henry Hunt was the inspiration of Phoebe Garlick, a fashion student who has spent the last year developing the collection with the help of her mother, Jane Garlick, and sister Hannah Garlick. The family run business prides itself on the essence of Somerset country living that is so wonderfully obvious in every item.

The idea originated after Phoebe noticed a gap in the market for fashionable, modern and quintessentially English clothing for young people. The gap that Jack Wills and Joules once dominated has now reopened to allow for a clothing line that goes back to the traditional English attire and country pursuits. The clothes provide today’s generation comfortable, wearable clothing that is totally original.

With over 70% of their stock being made locally in the south west of England and 50% being made individually by the family at their home in Somerset the collection has a real traditional craftsman (or woman) feel to it. All of the tweed is woven in Wellington, Somerset with 100% wool and then every single garment is hand finished by the family.

Similarly, because all of the stock is produced on a limited basis there is a definite ‘once it’s gone, it’s gone’ feeling that only adds to the exclusivity and gives the incentive that people should buy it when they see it.

Finally regular one off couture items will also be released as the collection continues. Referred to as ‘Henry Hunt Heirlooms’, these exclusive one off garments will have unique and stylised design features and with only one of each style available, they guarantee complete individuality.

Henry Hunt will be holding an invite only party in December at Gerbestone Manor in Somerset to celebrate the launch of their debut collection; giving guests the opportunity to watch a catwalk show of the clothes and the chance to purchase items afterwards.

The collection has already proven to be a massive success with all of the items selling out fast (me and my mum have already bought 3 items between us!) so log on to and find out for yourself.