What’s Trending This Week?
On Tuesday, Cara Delevingne amused herself with a game of Who Am I when she attended the De Grisogono party in Cannes, whilst a preview of the new film Pan, of which she is featuring in, revealed her as playing two identical (if slightly disconcerting) mermaids.
Giles Deacon’s customised gnome was unveiled at Daphne’s restaurant in Chelsea on Thursday. The restaurant has created a collection of gnomes (in reaction to the fact that they are banned from the annual Chelsea Flower Show) which are being sold at the restaurant in aid of Thrive.com – a charity that helps people in need through gardening. Who doesn’t want a collection of fashionably-outfitted designer gnomes in their garden?
Designer Henry Holland was joined by fellow creatives as he unveiled his work for new exhibition The Secret Life of the Pencil on Wednesday – which was spearheaded by Children In Crisis with the aim of raising money/ awareness for children living in conflict zones. The exhibition has been created in partnership with designer Paul Smith and can be viewed at his Albemarle store, but be quick as it leaves his store on 3rd June 2015!
Prior to her Singapore fashion show on Sunday, Beckham posted an image on her Instagram account of her vacuum cleaning (surprise!) the catwalk with the caption: “Last minute preparations…who said I was too Posh to push????”
Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing has revealed the first look at his forthcoming collection for Swedish high-street retailer H&M on his Instagram account, with friends Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn sporting the designs – which by the way look stunning and totally glamourous, and wouldn’t look out of place on a Balmain catwalk (which is not always the case for designer’s high-street collections).
Jewellery designer Nicholas King and eyewear brand London Retro have teamed up on a collection of opticals and sunglasses, the entire proceeds of which will be donated to Orbis – a charity that operates the only flying eye hospital and travels throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia to equip people with the skills to treat more people suffering from blinding conditions that are preventable. The products themselves are great if you like black with gold cross-hatched detailing – feel good shopping indeed!
On Sunday, Taylor Swift could barely carry all of her awards from the Billboard Music Awards, of which included: Best Female Artist, Best Streaming Song for Shake It Off and Artist of the Year. Yay for Taylor!
Lena Dunham posted a picture of herself with Kim Kardashian’s photography book Selfish (of which I can’t say I will be buying) on her Instagram account, with the caption: “Selfie with selfish #yeahiboughtit”. Yeah she did! (But she has quite a large salary, so…)
On Wednesday, Caroline Rush, Eudon Choi, Mary Charteris, JJS Lee, Henry Holland, Amber Le Bon, Yasmin Sewell, Gemma Arterton, Desir’e Bollier and Holly Fulton attended the British Design Collective press launch at Bicester Village (wish I had been there!). For anyone who doesn’t know, Bicester Village is a designer outlet that likes to give its customers the most glamourous experience possible on a budget.
A photograph by Henry Fox Talbot – one of the first photographs produced – was unveiled at the Photo London fair on Wednesday. The image has a price tag of £300,000, making it the most expensive British photograph ever – which I found quite surprising, seeing as it’s quite usual for paintings to go for millions.
The British Fashion Council’s CEO, Caroline Rush, was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace on Thursday and is responsible for promoting British fashion to a global audience.
Toms has launched #WithoutShoes Day, which encourages people on Instagram to take a picture of their feet using the hashtag. For every image, a pair of shoes will be given to a child in need somewhere in the world. Let me just book a quick pedicure…
Toni Garrn showed off her diaphanous Elie Saab gown during amfAR’s 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala on Thursday. Karlie Kloss couldn’t help showing off either, by pulling off one of her famous model poses, blocking a photo moment of fellow amfAR attendees’, which included Doutzen Kroes, Eva Longoria and Lara Stone.
W London revealed the result of its collaboration with British fashion designer Claire Barrow and smart clothing pioneers Glofaster, who have created the uniforms for its staff at the Leicester Square venue’s nightclub, Wyld. The pieces feature integrated LED technology that pulsates to the beats of the sound system, but if you fancy having a similar effect without having to clean up vomit at 5am, then have some child-like fun bedazzling a black jacket with large, silver sequins. #DIY
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