What’s Trending This Week? (Apart from PFW of course!)
On Tuesday the Swedish furniture company held its first ever fashion show, showcasing the company’s collaborations with designers Katie Eary and Martin Bergström. Try to forget the initial WTF response, at least they’re trying to put Swedish designers on the fashion week map. Good for them!
You may be seeing some more space-themed collections next season, as on Monday NASA released an extremely beautiful picture of the surface of Mars as scientists find evidence to suggest that liquid water flows on the planet. You never know, it could be your new home…
Mulberry creative director Johnny Coca hosted the launch of new book: London Burning, on Wednesday, which features profiles of the capital’s most notable talents from the worlds of fashion, film, theatre and design. The featured creatives include: Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, artist Anthony Gormley, designer Roksanda Ilincic and dancer Lauren Cuthbertson, as well as Coca himself (obviously).
Wait – I can splurge on Michael Kors and help a good cause! Really? Well, on Wednesday IT girls: Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge and Liu Wen posed in the newly released and widely available 2015 Watch Hunger Stop T-shirts designed by Michael Kors, showcasing the new must-have feel-good-does-good purchase.
Bicester Village: the much loved outlet designer shopping mall (which boasts brands such as: Balenciaga, Versace, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Mulberry, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Anya Hindmarch, Chloé, Dior, Burberry – there’s a lot) is about to be easier to get to than ever before. As of next month, it will be serviced by its own station meaning that visitors can travel direct from London Marylebone to Bicester Village Station in just in 45 minutes, with services departing twice an hour. One warning, prepare to have to fight, push and pull for the best stuff – it may get messy…
Ever wanted to live in Tyra Banks’ house? Well, as her Beverley Hills mansion is now on the market, you could be the proud owner* of the model’s extravagant house. *if you have $7.75 million to spare. #notlikely
A preview of Mariah Carey’s new collaboration with MAC, which will launch in December, was released on Tuesday. The frosty nude lipstick in the collection is called “All I Want”, in reference to Carey’s hit Christmas song All I Want For Christmas Is You. And, if Carey’s record sales are anything to go by, the collaboration is sure to be a sell-out.
Ralph Lauren has stepped down as the CEO of his company after 50 years in the role, enlisting Stephen Larsson to replace his position (who has been president at the company since 2012). But, just because Lauren isn’t at the forefront of the company doesn’t mean he’s going anywhere. He will remain executive chairman and chief creative officer and said to WWD: “This is important to say: There is no toe in the water. I won’t be coming in two days a week.”
Thought colouring was for children? Well, you couldn’t be more wrong. Recently, adult colouring books have been flying off of the shelves, praised for helping the mind to relax and unwind – and, if you love Vogue, this new release is perfect for you. The Vogue Colouring book, which will feature hand-drawn designs inspired by the fashion pages of the magazine during the 50s (including depictions of gowns by Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Chanel), will be released on November 5 for £10 – so perfect as a stocking filler for young ones, or as a time filler for you!
Who thought Coco Rocha would be a fan girl? Coco Rocha shared a photograph of herself and Cindy Crawford, captioned: “With my ultimate model inspiration @CindyCrawford at her #BecomingCindy book signing. She already signed my book so I had her sign my #CindyCrawford fan girl sweatshirt instead.” A supermodel on supermodel girl-crush if there ever was one.
On Tuesday, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley launched an exclusive collection with Marks & Spencer for Breast Cancer Now, with 10% from each sale being donated to the charity to fund research. As well as Rosie (obviously) featuring in the campaign, seven other women, who have all been affected by breast cancer, star alongside her.
Does Cara ever stop partying? The model-turned-actress was snapped with friends (one of which was Rihanna) in Brazil after Rihanna’s Rock In Rio performance on Monday – what’s more is that many of her posse were clad in bikinis. #notjealous
Bella Hadid (model/avid horsewoman/Gigi Hadid’s sister) has revealed that she is training to take part in the 2016 Olympics at Rio doing horse riding – which comes to little surprise as horses have long been a preached passion of the Hadid sisters. One question remains: which event will she take part in?