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Sneak Peek: The first images of Pierpaolo Piccioli’s first single-vision campaign for Valentino were released this week. Featuring Valentino’s new Rockstud Spike bag, the shots were taken in ‘everyday street scences’ in New York – promoting the idea that these bags can ‘adapt to reality’. I’m pretty sure Piccoli must mean reality for the few, not the many – because with a price tag like a Valentino Rockstud, that is most definitely not ‘reality’ for everyone.
It’s New York Fashion Week, and that means Kylie and Kendall Jenner are firmly back in the limelight of the media. This week’s drama? The sisters, alongside Hailey Baldwin and Jordyn Woods, got stuck in a lift during fashion week, and, of course, snapchatted the whole event. They were later helped out by a fire-and-rescue team. I hope they didn’t miss any shows (or get claustrophobia)!
More fashion week news: Tom Ford kick-started the month of high-fashion with a highly spectacular show/dinner with everyone from Karlie Kloss to Lucky Blue Smith attending. Kanye West also held his Yeezy show, this time in an outside venue (which resulted in dehydrated models) with Anna Wintour attending – and looking just a little out of place. Kendall and Kylie (no surname required) also launched a pop-up for their clothing brand, whilst Thakoon held his show on a massive-construction right next to the Brooklyn Bridge. Oh, and the see-now buy-now model is being lapped up by designers, from Tom Ford to Thakoon – they’re all offering the choice of instant satisfaction for their customers.
Face of Dior, Natalie Portman, attended the Venice Film Festival this week in a white asymmetric dress that, not only showcased her classic and elegant style, but also confirmed that she is expecting her second child.
Beyoncé celebrated her 35th birthday on Sunday. She chose to celebrate in the day by attending the Made in America Festival with fellow guests such as Bill Clinton, and come darkness attended a ‘Soul-Train’ themed bash that got so crazy that the police had to be called. Quite a contrast indeed.
(From top left: Yeezy fashion show NYFW, bags by Valentino, Natalie Portman at the Venice Film Festival, Matthew Woolsey, Alicia Vikander – Pink Ribbon campaign, Emily Ratajkowski and Kendall & Kylie clothing brand launch.)
Emily Ratajkowski has always been vocal about the double standards that woman are subjected to in society, and her latest interview in Glamour’s October issue is no different. “Our society tells women we can’t be, say, sexy and confident and opinionated about politics. This would allow us too much power. Instead our society asks us to declare and defend our motivations, which makes us second-guess them, all while men do what they please without question.” In my opinion, I think that feminism should only be about equality, including equality of expression. What do you think?
Net-A-Porter has appointed Matthew Woolsey as the new managing director of the company, in an effort to reduce fashion-lover’s bank balances even further. The president of the seriously tempting site, Alison Loehnis, said: “Matthew is an outstanding talent with a track record of excellence in areas core to our business. His background in journalism, tech and e-commerce defines him as a true 21st-century leader with a clear vision of how best to harness technology to enhance service and customer experience.”
It has been revealed this week that Oscar winner Alicia Vikander has been working with The Swedish Cancer Society and has designed a pink ribbon to be sold in support. “I was very honoured when the Swedish Cancer Society asked me to design this year’s pink ribbon. I’ve seen what cancer can do to the ones you love, and this is my way of contributing to the cause.” #majorgirlcrush