This week Christian Louboutin's book celebrating their 20th anniversary was finally released but the celebrations don't end there. On top of their series of videos talking to subjects of the new book, the brand has worked on a special collaboration with Barneys New York, as the department stores windows have been taken over into a visual display of the designer's work.
Missoni are launching another collection and it's not the contemporary line that appears to be on the cards after the success of their collaboration with Target. The brand's latest one-off collection is all in aid of OrphanAid Africa. Launching on November 10th in Milan and November 15th in New York, the capsule collection - called M Missoni for OrphanAid - will help feature 12 pieces all in the brand's signature zig zag print with prices peaking at €120.
The collection sees Margherita Missonimodel in the campaign and marks her first collection designed independently. 'The choice of colours was instinctive; it was the combination that I liked the most,' Missoni said when asked about the line. 'Pink is symbolic, it refers to childhood, and red to Africa, and together they were aesthetically pleasing. The pattern in itself is something that is ours, that belongs to us’.
News of Kim Kardashian's pending divorce to Kris Humphries after only 72 days of marriage is everywhere and nobody appears to be shocked. Instead attention has been drawn to the feeling amongst the likes of Lorraine Schwartz and Vera Wang who were offered products for the former couple's wedding for free.
Fashionista spoke to Jo Piazza, celebrity journalist and author of the forthcoming book, 'Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money' to discuss the impact that the news will have on the brands that were so keen to place products with the pair. “What I am starting to hear is that those vendors [who participated in the wedding] are pissed and they should be,” she said. “Especially someone like Vera Wang who pretty closely aligned her personal brand with Kim’s in the wedding special. This wedding was very obviously a publicity stunt and a money grab by the Kardashian family. The divorce will tarnish their brand, E!’s brand and even some of the vendors who participated in the circus.”
About a decade ago, that seemed really new, but now it’s less so. For me, somebody who would dedicate themselves to one brand, like Audrey Hepburn did with Givenchy, would look very controversial again. I am thinking it over now.
Amanda Seyfried showed that it's not all about the big brands yesterday at the premiere of her new movie, 'In Time'. Rather than opting for a big brand, the actress stepped out in the electric blue shorts suit by H&M teamed with black heels by Sergio Rossi.