Rachel Roy admitted her affection last week for London's "young and fresh" style, so it's fitting that she's collaborating with Estelle on a new jewellery line. Their collection will launch in Spring 2010, according to Roy's Twitter.
The designer hasn't gotten specific about the types of pieces that will be on offer, but Estelle will host the opening party for Roy's pop-up shop during New York Fashion Week, according to Grazia. Estelle, moving off a shoe collection with Jonathan Kelsey, should be pretty pleased with her fashion ventures as of late.
I respect Katie Grand, and I hope I can retain some respect for the brand. But I have other plans for the magazine now. And, come on, it’s not like this is the first time there’s been a new editor at a magazine.
The magazine's new editor-in-chief dishes to Interview
It seems she might have. Jacquetta Wheeler, Vogue UK's newest blogger, reported suspicious symptoms after a trip to Asia.
She wrote: "In May I think I was one of the first people to get swine flu. I was in Singapore for a two-day job when I came down with severe exhaustion, a terrible cough and bad headaches. Job done, I flew back to London, arrived in the morning and went straight to see my doctor. She didn't test me for the disease — she's one of those proper old school "buck up" kind of doctors..."
After that, Wheeler was off to Iceland for a shoot with a 5 a.m. wakeup call that allowed her two hours of sleep. No rest in the fashion industry, no rest.
Now that 'Project Runway' officially has jumped ship to Lifetime, Bravo is trying to fill the void with an onslaught of fashion-based reality shows. The first season of 'The Fashion Show' has just finished, meaning it's time for another program: 'Launch My Line'.
Premiering Sept. 16, smack in the middle of fashion week, 'Launch My Line' will see "ten accomplished professionals" with "a passion for fashion" (OK) working with designers to create their most fashionable garb. Each team of two will show one look per week to a studio audience, and the winning designer will get $50,000. As for the other guy or girl, at least it's good publicity.
The contestants include architect David Applebaum, "dandy" Patrick McDonald and DJ Eric Cubeechee. Designers include staff from BCBG Max Azria, alumni of Gen Art and several who've launched private labels. We know you're also curious about judges, so expect to see Dsquared2's Dean and Dan Caten (also the hosts), Lisa Kline and Scoop's Stefani Greenfield.
Remember that Kim Carnes song, 'Bette Davis Eyes'? Well, this is kind of like that, except it's about Madonna and it more appropriately would be called 'Rose-Cut Diamond Eyes'.
For her 2009 Sticky & Sweet tour, the Material Girl's makeup artist, Shu Uemura Artistic Director Gina Brooke, has created an extra sparkly look by dusting the singer's eyes with white shadow and crushed diamonds. As if that wasn't enough, Brooke adds to her work with an additional two carats of diamond pieces on the brow bone. The total look was inspired by Madonna's hit 'Ray of Light', according to People.
"The resulting brightness and glow from Madonna's eyes captivate the audience and reinforces the fact that there are always new possibilities with makeup — and no rules," Brooke explains. We say: After watching 'Blood Diamond', we hope that diamond dust is cruelty-free!
It's official. Stuart Stockdale is spoiling us. Since joining Jaeger as design director in 2008, Stockdale has had the fashion industry lusting over the brand's classic investment pieces. After showing at London Fashion Week for the past three seasons, Stockdale has certified the brand as the leader in affordable luxury.
But it's not all about women. Men, if like the rest of the world the current economy is pulling on your purse strings, look no further than Jaeger's new menswear bag collection for fall. Expect hardwearing satchels in black and brown with gold detail and classic laptop bags with a modern twist that will truly take you from season to season.
The versatile nature of the bags makes them as perfect for work as they are for a weekend break away and the unisex style makes them perfect for women too.
"It's important that our new men's bag collection is in keeping with the sleek handwriting associated with Jaeger," said Stockdale. "We have produced high quality pieces, which are designed to be timeless, practical and effortlessly modern".
The collection is available in stores this week and prices range from £299 for a messenger bag to £499 for a cabin bag.
"My philosophy of design is about creating beautiful, hand-finished clothes that exude a casual luxury and refinement," says Texas native Lela Rose. The designer now known for her feminine dresses was more interested in sculpture and painting at the University of Colorado. She had a side business making vests from vintage scarves, though, and after a course at Parsons and training with Richard Tyler, Rose knew where she belonged. With clients like Rachel Bilson, Anne Hathaway and Amy Adams, it seems she hasn't done too badly.
This week, the designer talks deadlines, sample-fabric fun and Jake Gyllenhaal's girlfriend with The Fash Pack.