US Vogue has had a good year as far as its covers are concerned. Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and Marion Cotillard are just some of the good cover stars its had this year and by the sounds of it, the magazine is set to end the year on a high.
Last week, Annie Leibovitz revealed that Rihanna and Anne Hathaway will respectively cover the magazine's November and December issue. Who will cover which issue isn't clear but the timing makes sense for both stars. RiRi has just dropped a new single, Diamonds, and will release her seventh album in November and Hathway's new film, Les Miserables (the one she cut her hair for), is out in December.
Most of my teens were spent trying to emulate any look that Sienna Miller was sporting at a given time. Over the last few years though, her fashion star has waned but now, just three months after giving birth to her first child, it looks like she's set to make a comeback both on the big screen and sartorially.
Over the weekend she arrived at the Hamptons International Film Festival wearing a dress and cape by Alessandra Rich that shared an uncanny resemblance to the Tom Ford creation that Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the Oscars. And the look really worked for her. While the whole bohemian things worked in the early 00s, it was time for a shake-up and the more polished looks that she's come up with over the last few days are promising hint at what's to come, especially since she's out and about now promoting her latest film, 'Factory Girl'.
Puffa jackets aren't anything new but when Christopher Bailey showed them over traditional suits at Burberry's A/S13 menswear show, it quickly became apparent that they would make a comeback and they definitely have. Peter Pilotto showed them last too season and now, Comptoir des Cotonniers and Uniqlo have embraced it.
The pair have teamed up to create, Mademoiselle Plume, an ultra lightweight version of the more traditional puffa that we all know, which is said to combine the French brand's aesthetic with the Japanese retailer's technology. The unique feature is the lightness. The combination of light nylon and feathers makes it warm but without the bulk.
According to Comptoir des Cotonniers style director Delphine Ninous, the aim of the partnership was 'to offer a fashionable, feminine and lightweight down jacket in line with the lives of today's women.' And it makes sense. You want something that keeps you warm and dry but still makes you feel confident. The fact that you cold fold it away in your bag without it getting creased isn't a bad thing eiter. Am I queuing up to buy one right now? Well no, but with the weather getting worse, ask me in a few weeks and my answer might be different.
The jackets are limited edition and are available to buy in Comptoir des Cotonniers and UNIQLO stores now priced at £85.
When Eva Chen confirmed that she was leaving Teen Vogue, the news came a surprise. What with such a strong presence on social media, Chen has become one of the major faces of the magazine over the past few years so her departure came as a surprise. What her next step will be is still unclear but what we do know is that her replacement is about to start at the magazine.
Last week former Glamour senior beauty editor Elaine Welteroth was confirmed as her replacement and will officially begin in her new role on October 15. 'I will be responsible for the direction of the beauty content in the magazine and online,' she explained to Fashionista in an interview. When asked about how she feels to be stepping into Chen's shoes, she couldn't be more complimentary about her predecessor. 'I couldn't be following up a better act,' she said. 'We've definitely spoken about the role - she's been incredibly supportive through and through,' she revealed, and by the sounds of it, she's set to be a fitting replacement.'
Just before fashion week began, Savannah Miller confirmed that the launch of her own label, Savannah and shortly atfterwards, she showed her collection to a small group of press but last week, the first official image of the debut collection was released.
As expected, the clothes aren't a big departure from what she did with sister Sienna at Twenty8Twelve. What's different, though, is that the new label is more focused on including 'clothes to wear every day that don't cost the earth and make you feel great,' rather than the more trend lead Twenty8Twelve and so far so good. The outfit in the image, sported beautifully by Dree Hemingway, would make a welcomed addition in any women's wardrove and the quality looks good despite the affordable price range.
Are you excited for the collection to launch on October 24.
Back in May, Chanel confirmed that it had managed to snap up Brad Pitt to serve as the first male face of Chanel No.5 and since the news was announced, not much has been said about it but with two weeks to go before the TV commercial is released, more information about the partnership is slowly trickling in.
As always, Chanel has remained pretty tight lipped about the details but from the above sneak peak still from the campaign shoot suggests that we can expect Pitt to look very natural in the shots. According to the president of Chanel Fragrance and Beauty Andrea d’Avack, the actor will speak 'in a way that the viewer assumes he's speaking to a woman,' before we realise that he's actually talking about the fragrance. Well it better be good. Considering that the brand dropped $10 million on US advertising on top of Pitt's $7 million fee, expectations are definitely high.
I literally signed with Next like one week ago, went to meet Hedi, and just walked in his first show. It was my first runway show ... My mom was here for fashion week, and I went to visit her in her hotel room one night before Saint Laurent and she gave me a catwalking lesson, which was super fun. For the first time ever, in my entire life. It's always been kind of a secret fantasy for me.
Bernard Arnault hasn't been in the headlines for the right reasons recently. The LVMH chairman is currently in the middle of legal proceedings against a newspaper that alleged that his recent application for dual French-Belgian citizenship was to avoid the 75 per cent tax that France's new President has brought in. With that in mind, his recent nod of approval from the British comes at the perfect time to counteract all of the negative press.
WWD reports that Arnault will be awarded an honorary knighthood for his service to the business in the U.K. The 63 year-old will be presented with award to become an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British empire by Sir Peter Ricketts, the British ambassador to France. The date is yet to be confirmed but what we do know is that the ceremony will take place at the British Embassy in Paris rather than in the U.K.
There's a lot of exciting things on the horizon for Tom Ford. January sees the opening of his first stand alone store in London in Sloane Square and that month will also see him show his menswear line in the capital for the first time. But none of that is quite exciting as his latest announcement.
Last week the designer confirmed the birth of his first child with long-term partner Richard Buckley. LOVE magazine broke the news on Twitter, congratulating the pair saying, 'Congratulations to Tom Ford and Richard Buckley who have announced the birth of their son Alexander John Buckley Ford.'
He's has always been incredibly private so his decision to keep quiet about it all comes as no surprise. Talking to Time last year, he made no qualms about it, telling the magazine that when he does become a father, it would be a private affair. 'No one will know about it until the child is born and no one will ever see the child because I certainly wouldn't use it as a press tool,' he said. 'Maybe you'll see it when it's 18, but I will keep it out of the spotlight. I wouldn't use it as a press tool, as some people I know have recently.'