The Kardashians are in London town this week launching and promoting their new collection for high street store Dorothy Perkins.
Kourtney and Kim Kardashian, both wearing pieces from their collection, arrived at London nightspot Aqua last night to launch their collection, alongside the likes of retail mogul Sir Philip Green, singer Jamelia, some of the Made in Chelsea stars and X Factor contestants.
An array of ‘Kimbots,’ lined the club wearing items from the line designed by the Kim, Kourtney and sister Khloe, who unfortunately could not make the launch party due to filming commitments of the US version of the X Factor.
The Kardashian Kollection is available immediately in over 200 Dorethy Perkins stores, and online, in the UK. The collection will also be sold internationally to 11 other countries in Asia and the Middle East.
Khloe Kardashian is set to arrive in the UK to further promote the collection with her sisters in London’s Westfields shopping centre on Saturday.
Greener, more sustainable, locally sourced and eco-friendly – fashion has finally gone green. Forget mass production, sweatshops, under paid staff and exploitation. These are modern times we’re living in. Here are 5 amazing companies that are creating beautiful fashion without ruining the planet or exploiting our people. Let’s move on.....
Lost Property of London
Lost Property was quietly launched back in 2009 by a graduate of Saint Martin’s design university, Katy Bell. A talented designer who impressed many with her initial prototype bag which she made from fair trade coffee sacks.
Lost Property design and manufacture beautiful bags, made only with reworked and recycled fabrics. In short, these guys are true innovators of modern upcycling.
The designs are beautiful and elegant these are items you’ll love for many years to come. They offer the perfect balance between style and sustainability.
Available from stores such as Liberty and Urban Outfitters, you can also buy direct from their site www.lostpropertyoflondon.com. Prices range from £100 - £350.
Noir is a cutting edge, high-fashion range of clothing produced with eco-friendly techniques and materials. The brand has achieved great notoriety from the fashion industry and is frequently worn by high-profile models, such as Elle Macpherson. Widely regarded as the world’s most respected eco-brands, Noir will be leading the way in the realm of eco-fashion.
Beautiful, catwalk worthy, high-end eco-fashion.
The clothes are as beautiful as they are sustainable and there is no compromise on style. Noir’s range will satisfy even the most discerning fashion lover.
Available from most eco-fashion stores, you can also buy online from www.ecofashionworld.com. Prices range from £100 - £400.
Created by the eco-creative, Ruth Ferguson, and produced in Rion de janeiro by artisans from the deprived Complexo Maré area.
Beautiful beach bikinis with a unique Brazilian flavour, made only with sustainable materials that are locally sourced.
Seriously cool designs that have been snapped up by uber-cool stars, including Kate Moss - these are no ordinary bikinis. Your money will go towards the regeneration of a deprived, Brazilian community. What’s not to love about that?
Go direct and buy from www.olgaolsson.com. Prices range from £65 - £200
Self proclaimed masters of “urban and poetic” fashion with contemporary design and aesthetics. Their ethically sourced materials and eco-friendly approach makes them one of the greenest fashion companies ever to have come out of France.
Simple but elegant clothing, ideal for everyday wear, L‘Herbe Rouge have something for everyone’s taste; Pencil skirts, cardigans, pullovers, sweaters, trousers – the list goes on.
Their mission is to use their creative talents to make eco-fashion affordable for everyone. Their prices are competitive and you’ll be happy with the amount you can get for you money.
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Today I will present a famous italian sporty brand Freddy and their new collection WR.UP GIRL! pants. As you already know finding pants that are comfortable and stylish can take your time and the worst thing that usually happens - you remain unsatisfied.
WR.UP.GIRL! The new pants collection can satisfy every single woman.
They are really comfortable and original at the same time.
You can combine them with your sporty, casual and glam look. It all up to you!
They come in many colors such as black, gray, army green and blue.
WR.UP GIRL! Pants are very trendy and chick. MUST HAVE!
You can get them here: http://store.freddy.it/
Move over, Gerber Baby! Alessandra Ambrósio’s daughter, Anja, takes the cake for cutest kid model on the block. The 4-year-old joins her supermodel mom as a new face of London Fog, starring in the brand’s winter 2012 campaign.
“I’m so proud of her,” Ambrósio tells PEOPLE exclusively about her daughter’s big gig. “As a mom, having my daughter steal the spotlight is pretty funny, and I just love it. It’s really cute.”
Anja of course models looks from the kids’ line, while Ambrósio poses in the brand’s outerwear, handbags, accessories and signature trench coats. “A good trench coat is always in style,” Ambrósio says. “It’s timeless.”
Ambrósio’s campaign debuts in December fashion and lifestyle magazines, as well as online, outdoor and in-store. She follows in the footsteps of Christina Hendricks, Gisele Bündchen, Eva Longoria and Nicole Scherzinger, all of whom have previously modeled for the brand.
But to Ambrósio, her campaign is the most special of all.
“These are timeless pictures that we’re going to have forever,” she shares of her mother-daughter photos. “We’re going to see them and remember that moment forever.”
On Monday night, November 5, 2012, Victoria Beckham won the "Womenswear Designer of the Year" award. She was awarded for her signature women’s haute couture collection, Victoria by Victoria Beckham.
The 2012 WGSN Global Fashion Awards were held in London, England. The awards ceremony recognizes talent in fashion and retail from around the globe. The awards are only for the best designers in the world. A select panel of specialists select the designers.
Victoria did not attend the event. Senior Vice-President, Zach Duane, thanked the panel on her behalf, while she took to her excitement on Twitter. She tweeted, "Thank you WGSN, thrilled to win Womenswear Designer at Global Fashion Awards." Other winners of the night included Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton menswear and Charlotte Olympia, a shoe wear and accessories designer.
Prior to becoming a fashion designer and style icon, Victoria Beckham (previously Victoria Adams) was a pop singer. She was part of the girl-group, Spice Girls, and was nicknamed Posh Spice. She was given the nickname for her taste in classy pieces and in designer dresses. The group lasted from 1993 to 2000. Victoria later met and married soccer player, David Beckham. They have four children: three sons and one daughter.
When winter hits, it seems inevitable that your wardrobe gets darker. This is the precise reason one should take the chance to splash some color in those grays, browns and blacks. Don’t get me wrong, I love black. It is the all time classic color with which you can literally, never go wrong. Which one of us does not have that magical little black dress that has taken them successfully from the most formal to the most casual occasion?
Yet, black has another attribute – it is the perfect blank canvas. So I say we add a challenge this winter and splash in some color, just to add that je ne sais quoi that makes the day just a tad more fun. Personally, my all time favorite is red. What is yours?
Would you ever think to question the formula of the world's "most seductive" scent? The European Union is doing just that as a committee is pushing legislation that would ban some of the most key ingredients in Chanel No. 5, Reuters reports.
The EU's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety has called attention to 100 possible allergens that are putting consumers at risk, including tree moss and oak moss, the natural ingredients responsible for the woody notes of the iconic fragrance. The committee is also proposing a requirement to reduce certain key ingredients to a mere 0.01 percent of formulas, putting citral, coumarin and eugenol all found in nature on the chopping block.
While stuck at home with the hurricane and scrolling through street style photos again, for as long as it was possible I bumped into this image of Janima on Elle, at Paris. Does this remind you of an artist?
It reminded me of Andy Warhol! Sometimes we do not even realize it but our overall esthetics and taste actually reflect our cultural tendencies, meaning what music we listen to, what movies we like to watch, what art forms we prefer. How someone dresses can easily be a mirror of his inside world, just as in art, and where nothing is by chance but rather everything has an intention or meaning behind it, more or less obvious.
Where do you get your inspiration from? What forms of art do you love?
We typically consider bright colors as Spring and Summer attire, but they actually work in the Fall and Winter as well. Neon and pastel pieces add a beautiful pop of color to the deep hues we are used to seeing in Fall and Winter. The key to incorporating bright color is to stick with one or two bright pieces and keep the rest of the outfit neutral. When adding a bright color, I actually shy away from pairing it with black. Although black is a great neutral, it is also predictable and safe. Adding pops of color in Fall and Winter is a bold statement, so consider stepping outside of your comfort zone and experimenting with an unexpected color combination. My personal favorite color combination is bright orange and gray. I styled a bright melon orange blouse with gray slacks and accented it with a leopard skinny belt. I kept my shoes and bag simple and understated so it didn’t clash. The look was finished with a burgundy lip color which is a big color this season. I also love the idea of adding a bright lip color, like fuchsia, to accent your deeper wardrobe. The idea of incorporating your Summer brights into your Fall and Winter wardrobe not only adds a punch of color to the deep colors we’re used to seeing, but also extends the versatility of your entire wardrobe.
The theme of the 2012 Teen Miami Pageant was all about each of the contestants having the ability to gain self-confidence, self-esteem and the opportunity to make new friends. This pageant was based on PERSONALITY.
The three part judging process started with a 3-minuet interview with each young lady. We had to ask them questions about their life, education and plans for their future, plus some random things that told us a bit more on who they were. The most amazing thing here to me was how proper and well spoken these gals are! As judges we were to gage each ones scores on a set of criteria. They had to just be them self and present themselves in a manner that their personality shined through! What we discovered was some outstanding things, most of the girls were not into social media, they helped out at home, they volunteered in their community and had high hopes for their future education. They smiled and laughed freely. One question was what is your favorite subject in school……..hands down it was math or science. When asked why, the answer was summed up as it gave them the opportunity to think, reason a decision and come to a conclusion. They just amazed me!
The second part of competition was the Casual Wear Competition. Each contestant was able to choose an outfit that they feel comfortable in. The outfits include what they would wear to a casual event or could represent what they would wear to a sport that they participated in. They had to be age appropriate, and they were, it was extremely nice to see girls this age with their hair styled in a natural manner, with a light makeup and cloths that not only fit them properly, but outfits that were casual and suited their personality.
The third part of competition was the Formal Wear Competition. Simple formal wear, with hair and makeup appropriate for their age! The Emcee presented each contestant center stage and had an interview question. The questions were based on current lifestyle and plans for the future. It was amazing that the common denominator here was they all were making plans for a higher education. The scope of what they wanted to do for a future career ranged from being a physician, involved in the forensic sciences or involved in police sciences. I was amazed at the options they had researched and as well, that they were involved in magnet school or program that had pre requisite courses in line for their future, or volunteered within the community pertaining to their future goals. The get it girls of the future, were on stage and blew me away!
I have to say I was extremely impressed with each and every one of them. It was a great experience not only for the young ladies, but each of us that were invited to judge the competition. The judges were an amazing group of people who have successful businesses, give back to the community, implement programs and/or volunteer for the needs of their community.
The scope of the judges were individuals like me who have mentor programs, there were a panel of 10 of us total, Long time professionals in the beauty industry like Rick Lesser a freelance stylist for film and photography, Raquel Watters who is the owner of Ric-Rac salons in Miami, Jessica Rae Anderson a international fashion stylist and writer, just to mention a few. After the pageant concluded a group of us judges went out together, seems like we all felt that we received much more then we gave, everything we were hoping for the girls, we got as well, we made new friends, we had a great time, we felt wonderful and inspired. When you think of pageants, know there are many types……….the real deals that make a difference will always impress and inspire me to do more for the industry & the community.
Best said is this: No Honey Boo Boo’s here!
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