It's been a funny old week in fashion, with most of the stories coming out of the US either halting or being mostly revolved around how NY's fashion community was coping with the Sandy crisis. There's still plenty of updates to get through before we light our sparklers for Bonfire Night.
"I had to be the first one to have an idea" is perhaps my favourite quote from The Guardian's interview with Miuccia Prada. A great read anyway, but especially if you want to better understand Mrs Prada's sensibilities, background and the secret to her brand's huge influence on the global fashion market. It's also a reminder, should you need one, that being intellectual and interested in fashion are not mutually exclusive traits.
|Prada's Luna Rossa (Red Moon) Image via vogue.co.uk|
|Kate Moss opens up (image via vanityfair.com)|
|Jane Shepherdson talks shop (via businessoffashion.com/ Whistles)|
Coach was this week awarded a rather symbolic £160 million after a court found in the handbag maker's favour. Hundreds of websites selling fake Coach handbags will now be shut down. It will be impossible, however, for Coach to recoup their compensation as the proprietors of the websites cannot be traced. All they will receive is the remaining funds in the PayPal and Western Union accounts. Even when the law comes down in your favour, practicalities remain a barrier.
|Marni's polka perfume (image via elleuk.com)|
|Anna, Grace and Carine ousted by Sandy (image from andreeamacri.com)|
Lana Del Rey is one versatile brand ambassador. First came her campaign for H&M, then the bag bestowed with her name at Mulberry. Now, rumour has it that Versace have snapped her up as their latest star model. There are photos circulating among Ms. Del Rey's fans on Twitter which apparently confirm the news...
Both are from fan site @LanaDReyOnline. The love/ hate breakout music star of the past 18 months was apparently spotted in LA for the shoot. We await official news from Versace and Lana.
The rise and rise of Kate Upton continues with her first Vogue cover. The former Sports Illustrated star was shot by Steven Meisel (nath) for the Vogue Italia story, entitled Seductive. Find out more at the magazine's website, and see the video.
|Kate Upton does the vampy bombshell Italiana look for Vogue Italia (image from huffingtonpost.com)|
|Marion Cotillard in Raf Simons' Dior (image from NYmag.com)|
|Gaga and Rihanna do green halloween (image from fashionista.com)|
FREDDY 'SNAKE' from William McGregor on Vimeo.