Zooey Deschanel went for an all black look, teaming her halterneck 50s dress with opaque tights and black heels; while Nikki Reed got into the party spirit with this gold sparkly dress and black blazer at the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards yesterday at The Highlands in Hollywood.
French-born Leslie Caron proved the epitomy of graceful in the 1951 film 'An American in Paris' - thanks, no doubt, to Orry-Kelly's costume design. Orry-Kelly took an Oscar for his work with the film, which stars Caron as the taken love interest of Gene Kelly's character, a US painter struggling abroad.
An eclectic party gathered to celebrate the Mulberry X Apple collaboration, which saw the infmaous British luxury leather goods company creating a range of exquisite laptop bags exclusively for Apple, making your Mac as fashionable as your Bayswater. Models Olivia Inge, Poppy Delevigne and Leah Weller partied with designers Henry Holland and Charlotte Dellal, whilst presenter of the moment Jameela Jamil mingled with the likes of Matt Horne, James Corden and James Brown. Also amongst the party-goers were Harold Tilman, head of the British Fashion Council, actress Natalie Press, and even our very own Cilla Black. View the collection at www.mulberry.com
After seeing fierce photos of Alice Dellal, Lizzy Jagger and model of the moment Eliza Cummins modelling some even fiercer jewellery, we have been waiting in anticipation until the day we can get our fashionable mitts on some of Dominic Jones' jewellery. The lookbook itself is undeniably cool, and with a collection that has already been snapped up by Rihanna and backed from the word go by Alice Dellal, the claw and fang aesthetic range of earrings, rings and necklaces will without a doubt be seen on many a punk-edged fashionista after its launch in Browns, on Friday. Available in stores and online, view the collection at brownsfashion.com.
Good news for talented up and coming designers: TheBritish Fashion Council and the fashion bible that is Vogue have come up with a new project, which will provide one lucky fashion designer with £200,000 in addition to mentoring and support to help launch an international career. The fund, aptly named The BFC Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, was launched earlier this week and mirrors that of the one stateside, Vogue/CFDA fund, the brainchild of none other than Anna Wintour.
Unlike other funding projects currently offered by the BFC, including the NewGen and Fashion Forward schemes, this simply requires designers to have international stockists, strong media profile and an established business. The fund will be presided over by Harold Tilman, who will chair the fund alongside British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, who will chair the inaugural judging panel.
Speaking about the project, Mr Tilman said, "...Designer talent is the lifeblood of the fashion industry. Now is the time for the industry to directly support this talent and sign up to the Fund...There are some strong designer businesses based here in the UK...This fund aims to help our most talented designers to become the global fashion brands of the future."
For those of you who think or know you have what it takes, you have until Dec. 2 to apply, and the finalists will be shortlisted by April 2010.