Never thought you'd see this trio in a picture, did you? Kate Moss hosted a private dinner last night to celebrate the eve of Topshop's US launch. We predict two things: 1) that women in their 20s and 30s will turn into crazed teenagers who push and shove over shoes when the store opens today, and (2) that you will be sincerely amused by the expression on Anna Wintour's face at the dinner.
We want it: Eley Kishimoto, APC, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs...I'll stop namedropping. This vintage boutique in Soho has all its stock handpicked by two owners with an eye, Max and Pippa.
They need it: Hungry people. The shop is in a basement, with a patisserie above it. Ooh la la.
Go get it: 27 Greek Street, W1 (open 10.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday)
Topshop opens in America tomorrow (more on that later), and coinciding with mayhem in Manhattan will be the launch of two designer capsule collections you won't want to miss. Preen and Jonathan Saunders - both veteran Topshop collaborators - have made pieces for the high-street chain. So if you're looking for bold colours or something sculptural, you know where to go.
It came out a few weeks ago that Roberto Cavalli, he of the T&A animal prints, was branching into something more numbers-oriented: CREDIT! Because the economy is so ripe for spending extra, darling.
Milla Jovovich stars in an online-only ad campaign for the new card, which itself is decked out in snakeskin. In the commercial, Milla runs through a range of moods: sleepy (It is so hard packing for holiday with Roberto!), chilled (It's so cold with my rear hanging out of this sheer tunic!) and bored (This designer skirt? Not again.).
Erin O'Connor should be proud that Marks & Spencer made one of the top spots on Interbrand's list of highest earning high-street brands in Europe. H&M grabbed the top spot, with an overall value of £10.2 billion, with Zara at No. 5 and M&S sixth. Mango, at £688 million in value, came in at No. 17. As long as Zara is still in business, Naomi and I are happy.
In The Bad Economy, it seems a bit positive that fashion retailers are ranking comparatively high in the list. If people still have money for clothes, then maybe things won't be so bad?
Surprise! Sloane Street has another glitzy triumph in the revamped Gucci flagship, designed by Frida Giannini with Art Deco in mind. The 20,000-square-foot shop opened in 1990 and now has, well, a bit more polished gold than before.
"I wanted to amplify the luxurious and intimate sensibility of the Gucci boutique environment to create an aesthetic that complements the history of the house, but at the same time ensures that it is thoroughly contemporary," Giannini told Vogue.
To celebrate the makeover, Gucci has launched a special range of products including a limited-edition 'Sloaney Bag' and a ring with all the classics, darling: 18-carat white gold, diamonds and aquamarine.
This weekend's taste of warm weather has us dreaming of summer...or at least a cheery spring. Check out out five favourite sundresses to wear to the park, out shopping, wherever. Remember your sunnies!
Most of this can be filed under 'Ugly, Really', with the exception of the Hussein Chalayan number that you know we respect for artistic merit. This video clip counts down the top-10 high-tech fashion finds, to comical effect. Unless you're the evil girl in the Josie and the Pussycats film, you might not want to wear a dress with butterflies that flap their wings in sync with your heartbeat. Or you might not need GPS in your shoes. And I can't even explain the 'hula skirts' at the end.
Happy anniversary! Opening Ceremony is celebrating the 30th year of Betsey Johnson's line with 35 pieces inspired by her looks. Starting with her 60s label, Paraphernalia, and going up to the modern day of punky-frill dresses, the shop plans to interpret her style with modern prints and patterns. Check it out this autumn, and maybe have your Docs ready in advance.