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The Yeezy show (Season 3) took place on Thursday, with Caitlyn and Kendall Jenner seemingly ‘twinning’ at the event – which not only revolved around the clothes but also the backing track, as Kanye debuted his new album. Of course Mr West said some pretty controversial stuff, but I’m going to save the details for you to discover all on your own…
Last season most of the fashion pack were obsessed with Charlotte Simone’s fluffy, colour-blocked, long scarves, and – thanks to her new collection – this season they’re about to be even more obsessed with her jackets. First things first, for any animal lovers out there (such as me) I’m afraid to say that Charlotte’s pieces are super pretty but also super real. THAT’S RIGHT, she uses REAL fur!!! I personally cannot believe that we haven’t moved on from killing creatures to look fabulous when we can have faux and look the same, if not better – but each to their own. Anyway, her new jacket` collection mostly encompasses shaggy bombers and big lapels, all in candy-coloured hues: think pink, blue, white, grey and black. “I’m hoping to see Lily Donaldson in a bomber during fashion week, I have a massive crush on her beautiful face,” designer Charlotte Beecham confessed to Vogue earlier this week. “Kendall Jenner has also been a keen supporter of the brand so I’ve got my fingers crossed to spot her in one. To be honest, I think Londoners have such great style; I’d be very happy, proud and excited to just see stylish girls on the streets in a bomber. Whenever I see ladies in CS around town I sort of lurk behind them and try and take photos. Nothing beats that feeling.” Whether you’ll be spotting her pieces at fashion week in your Vogue, or sporting them yourself, you can check out her collection (which, by the way, is priced from £475 to £575) at Charlottesimone.com.
Superbowl Sunday was packed full of stars, with crowds gathering in their masses to watch Coldplay, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars perform at half-time; the trio performed an insane mash-up of Uptown Funk and Crazy In Love (no Coldplay hits then). Also, Gwyneth Paltrow (awkwardly?) Instagrammed a picture of her son Apple – who is 11, FYI – holding hands with Blue Ivy (Beyoncé’s 4 year old daughter).
Whilst we’re on the subject of mini-versions-of-famous/gorgeous-people, Gisele also took to Instagram to post an image of her son: Benjamin Rein, who appeared to be quite the photographer. She captioned the photo: “New photographer on set!! Benny taking over for uncle @ninomunoz #family #love #friends.”
Always wanted a selfie with CaKe? Well, you’re dream is a little bit more achievable now that Madame Tussauds has launched its new fashion experience for London Fashion Week. During the packed, crazed week visitors can take some time out and pose with Cara Delevingneand Kendall Jenner (or rather a waxwork of them) at the London attraction.
People have always seemingly been intrigued/obsessed with Royal style, and now they can get even closer thanks to Kensington Palace’s latest exhibition, Fashion Rules Restyled. Boasting a collection of new dresses and accessorises from the wardrobes of three of the most-watched royal women of all time – Diana, Princess of Wales; Princess Margaret; and the Queen (where’s Kate?). Each mannequin has been created bespoke for each dress; hand-dyed and cut away so as to appear invisible beneath the garment – a process that took more than four months. As well as issues of Vogue bearing royal cover girls or models depicting the fashion rule of that room, sketches also adorn the exhibition’s walls. Whether you find Royal style awfully uptight and just want to see some couture, or love the lady-like look, put February 11 in your diary (it’s the opening day).
Did you know that….? Pharrell Williams has become the co-owner of denim label G Star Raw, as announced this week. The super-stylish singer is “set to be immersed in the company on many creative levels, from collections, to advertising and business strategy”, according to a statement. “G-Star is an independently minded and forward-thinking company,” said Williams. “I believe they will be the definitive jeans brand of the 21st century. I am looking forward to be part of that mission and to co-create G-Star’s future.” Looking forward to picking up some ‘21st century’ jeans later this year then…
Some hate Kendall. Some love Kendall. But how can you oppose her when she’s actually doing something good for the world? On Tuesday Jenner dressed up as feminist icon: Rosie the Riveter for the latest Rock the Vote campaign, which aims to inspire women to participate in the upcoming presidential election. A good cause indeed.
It’s been a pretty stellar week for Missoni, from celebrating Margherita’s 31st masquerade-themed birthday via Instagram, to the reveal of their first UK-based retrospective exhibition at the Fashion & Textile Museum. The Italian label has partnered with The Woolmark Company to support Missoni, Art, Colour – organised by the MA*GA Art Museum, and is set to open in London on May 6. Held previously in Italy, the showcase explores the influence of art on the works of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni, who founded the family-owned house. “Like never before you can experience my parents’ inventive research and innovative knitwear side by side with some of the best modern avant-garde works, through which you can catch the many visual and conceptual affinities of the many drawings, paintings and patchworks, works on paper, patterns’ and sketches that my father Ottavio created throughout the Sixties and Seventies,” promised Margherita. If I was you, I’d be booking my tickets pronto.
What’s better that a cult bag? How about a shoe collection from the very same brand? Mansur Gavriel has launched a truly stunning shoe collection that featured bold, colourful, simplistic designs starting at £315.
Those not your thing? Then maybe Francesco Russo can help. With a very different aesthetic, Russo’s new Made To Order collection at Harvey Nichols aims to keep the connection with customers, whilst also providing beautifully crafted, exquisite footwear. “With the new Made To Order service at Harvey Nichols, we can offer the client 11 of our classic styles in 20 of our different colours in a process that starts in the shop and then finishes in our factory in Italy which means we are always available to provide,” said Russo. These are the kind of sexy, perfect shoes that make ANY outfit. #seewantneed
NEW EXIHIBITION ALERT: photographer Owen Scarbiena is presenting a collection of never-seen-before photographs of (guess who) Kate Moss. Kate Moss: Unseen will take place at Zebra One Gallery for two weeks from February 23, and features a plethora of snapshots of the (then) unknown 14-year-old. It’s a must see for any Moss fans.