As I write this, Olympic fever is catching fast. It's difficult to recall that there are other things happening in the world besides a two-week long sports day. But there are, lots of them very serious and important but also happenings from the wonderful world of fashion. So before you go off to dress head to toe in gold and wave union jack flags while drinking Pimms all night (or is that just me?), here's the latest...
Happy Birthday to Christopher Kane, who celebrated his 30th yesterday!
|Mr Kane in 2007 when he was 24, cute! (from list.co.uk)|
|A look I love from Christopher Kane Resort '13 (from style.com)|
|Lady Mary a.k.a Michelle Dockery bursts out of her corset in the name|
of fashion, what would Matthew say?
|Laura Carmichael plays Lady Edith who never usually gets the chance to strip |
off on TV, given that she's the super straitlaced sister
London has so many great schemes to support designers at every stage on the road to establishing viable businesses. Two of these were in the spotlight this week. First of all, Fashion Forward which is a kind of follow on from NEWGEN announced that eBay would become its new sponsor. This means that Fashion Forward recipients, Mary Katrantzou, Louise Gray, Henry Holland and James Long will all receive grants and advice to help with their SS13 shows and beyond. Not only is this great news for the designers but it's also an interesting move for the auction site which is a favourite of fashion lovers looking for bargains. eBay has become an even more credible high fashion destination of late as celebrities chose it to auction their clothes for charity- Carey Mulligan sold her Prada dress from the Met ball and Princess Beatrice got £80,000 for Children in Crisis and UNICEF by flogging her infamous Royal Wedding hat.
|Louise Gray AW12- her next collection will be sponsored|
by eBay (image from catwalking.com)
HELLEN VAN REES
MING PIN TIEN
If you need something else to get excited about aside from sport then perhaps we can interest you in the forthcoming release of Carine Roitfeld's CR Fashion Book on September 13th. A new website emerged this week- crfashionbook- where readers can pre-order. If the mere thought of a new publication from the former Editor of Vogue Paris weren't enough then there is a taster image to tantalise further. This involves Juliet Ingleby strolling virtually naked through a cemetery save for a swathe of purple fabric and flanked by three leather clad, veiled fellow models. The scene is captured by Sebastian Faena and is prone to being mistaken for a shot from a war and death themed porn film.
|A taster image from Carine Roitfeld's new book (image from fashionologie.com)|
|Backstage at the Lagerfeld/ Beckham shoot- looks like Chanel galore!|
|Karl and Daphne at Selfridges on Tuesday evening (image from dailymail.co.uk)|
Gisele 'confirmed' her pregnancy via allowing herself to be photographed with a slightly protruding stomach on the beach. Good job about the bump really which deflects from the wet patch/ print on her crotch which the tabloids might otherwise have had a field day over...
|Image from dailymail.co.uk|
I'm going to be glued to The Telegraph's already brilliant Olympic fashion live feed. They've unearthed this gem which shows Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini in a loud, very Italian, Versace/ Pucci-esque swimming costume.
|Image from telegraph.co.uk|
Finally, Sample Sale alert! Print the pic below and you'll get £5 off.