Thursday, June 28, 2007

Drew goes Gucci

Drew Barrymore stars in a new advertising campaign for Gucci fine jewelry. It's the first time the brand has tapped a celebrity. Until now, Drew has kept up a high-profile relationship with Christian Dior, appearing regularly at its catwalk shows and wearing Dior on the red carpet. Wonder if this little infidelity will count?
Drew Barrymore in the Gucci fine jewelry campaign

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Cavalli is latest H&M recruit

This news just in: the next designer to collaborate with Swedish high-street giant will be Italy's Roberto Cavalli, a favourite of Victoria Beckham, Christina Aguilera and Eva Longoria.
Roberto Cavalli and Salma Hayek at the opening of his boutique in Beverly Hills

"Young people come up to me with these big eyes full of desire to wear a Cavalli dress and often they can't because of the price," Cavalli told Women's Wear Daily. "I dedicate this collection with Hennes and Mauritz to them, to give them the possibility to wear a Cavalli dress, whether it's for New Year's or another occasion and feel like they are on a red carpet." The outfits will go on sale in November. Expect chiffon gowns split to the thigh and plenty of clingy tops! I wonder how haute they manage to take this collection...

Ciao, Ferre

This week started off on a sad note with the death of Italian designer Gianfranco Ferre at the age of just 62. Ferre was referred to in the industry as "the architect" because he had a degree in architecture and a sculptural approach to fabric that reflected an obsession with volume.
Ferre takes a bow with singer Skin at his fall 2007 show

Ferre famously served as head designer at Christian Dior between 1989 and 1996, a decision that scandalised the deeply chauvinistic Paris fashion set at the time - but he came to be deeply respected during his tenure at the French house. Ferre's signature item was the white shirt, as modelled by Julia Roberts in a recent advertising campaign for the label. His premature death can only send shivers down the collective spine of Europe's older generation of designers, all of which have exceeded retirement age: Valentino, Armani and Lagerfeld. Let's wish them long and prosperous lives.
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts appears in an advertising campaign for Ferre

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Sole pleasure

The coolest sandals for summer are no doubt those created by K. Jacques, the cult St. Tropez firm that has been kitting out jetsetters in its handmade leather shoes since the 1930s.

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Patent leather and rhinestone jewels give K. Jacques sandals a sophisticated sheen

Fans include Sofia Coppola, Kate Moss and Jennifer Lopez. The good news is that you no longer have to travel to the Riviera to snap up these glamorous soles - they are sold in Paris, New York and Tokyo too!