Gwyneth Paltrow isn't the only actress getting first dibs on the S/S12 collection. Prabal Gurung's latest collection was a firm favourite amongst the fash pack last month and lucky Amanda Seyfried bagged this dress from the collection to wear to the premiere of her new movie, 'In Time'. While I love the dress, naturally, it's not wowing me on Seyfried but you might disagree.
Life isn't too bad for Nicki Minaj. Over the past two years she managed to front a W cover, bagged a campaign and cosmetics partnership with MAC and now she has her sights on developing her presence in the beauty market. Today the rapper announced that she's collaborated with OPI on a line of nail varnishes. As you would expect, the range is far from muted and subdued. One comes in neon green, two come in glitter, one in metallic, another in pink and one in a deep purple.
Her business-savy definitely needs to be commended. Unlike many other celebrities, she's said yes to projects that work because they are an extension of her aesthetic. Now with MAC and OPI under her belt, who knows what her next move will be....
The last time American Apparel hosted their annual flee market sale in London's Brick Lane, the event made the front pages and the seven o'clock news. A serious riot was created by the huge crowd that gathered outside waiting to get in leading to ten police officers getting injured. With that said, I receieved the invite to this year's festivities with concern but decided to go nonetheless.
Having invested in £35,000 worth of security, the first day of the sale was pretty civilised. Shoppers formed an orderly queue outside the venue around 8am to make sure they would be amongst the first to get in when the doors opened at 9am and American Apparel staff were even on hand giving out free breakfast to the waiting crowd. Clothes-wise the discounts were not as impressive as the flyer, promoting up to 90% off, would have you belive. Overpriced hoodies were still on the expensive side despite a 50% price cut and coats still came in at around the £85 mark. But it wasn't all bad. If you're looking for t-shirts and skirts, expect to pay no more than £12.
The sale is still open to make sure to pop down to the Old Truman Brewery on 81 Brick Lane by Sunday.
Diane Kruger was in Paris last night to celebrate the premiere of her new film, 'Special Forces'. Unsurprisingly, the actress chose this Chanel jacket as the key piece of her look combined with Helmut Lang leather trousers and heels by Alexander McQueen.
Since becoming editor at Vogue Paris, Emmanuelle Alt has slowly began to take the covers in a new direction. Rather than sticking with the magazine's former favourites like Lara Stone and Daria Werbwoy, Alt chose Arizona Muse to front their November issue cover.
Although the model has appeared on Vogue Italia, Australia and Korea, this is her first Vogue Paris cover and the first time we've seen a smiling model on the front of it for a while.
Since the launch of her House of Harlow and Winter Kate, we can all look (or at least try to dress like) Nicole Richie and now we'll all be able to smell liker her too. Yesterday the 30 year-old designer announced that she's just signed at deal with TPR to launch her debut fragrance next September in department and speciality stores.
Although none of the details have been decided Brian Robinson, president of TPR, told WWD that it will have a "very distinct image...it will be cool, classy and edgy...We have put together mood boards to get a feeling of where she sees herself positioned in the fragrance world." When asked about their decision to work together Robinson explained that it was a no brainer. "She has a wide breadth of creative talents being an author, a jewellery designer, a fashion designer and an aspirational figure," he said.
Aside from being a great actress, Ashley Greene never disappoints in the sartorial stakes and brands are paying attention. After securing her first big cosmetics contract for Mark, the actress is now branching out into fashion as she has been confirmed as the face of the DKNY and DKNY jeans S/S12 campaign.
"I've always loved Donna Karan's creations," Greene said in a release. "To be part of the brand's message is incredibly exciting because it feels like such an organic fit. It's easy to talk about how these clothes work fr my lifestyle, whether I'm in New York, L.A. or travelling for work." And bosses at the brand could be happier with the partnership with the 'Twilight' star. "Ashley embodies everything DKNY - her energy, her spirit, her eclectic personal style," Patti Cohen, vice president at Donna Karan, said. "She is at the forefront of what it means to connect with a global fan base through social media, a focus that is aligned with our digital and new media initiatives."