Jonathan Saunders is the British press' wonderboy. Just when you think he couldn't top his last collection, he goes and does just that and where many designers failed to excite the fashion press at London Fashion Week this season, Saunders' collection was praised as the show of the week.
"It's lovely to feel supported," he told Vogue.com today at the launch of his collection for Matches. "Probably like most designers, I'm my own worst critic, but now I try to look at how the season performed; what sold, rather than focus on press coverage. When I was younger, I'd design one collection and then look at the reaction, but as you get older you become more humble; you listen to your customer and get to know her and what she wants. You learn it's not all about how you're perceived." He continued: "There are elements that I hope are always there in my work: the use of colour and pattern; an easiness to the shapes; an innovativeness; a femininity without being sexy-sexy - but the brand is evolving, definitely. I'm an ambitious person and I'd love to create a global brand."
Last night Madonna's movie 'W.E' was screened by the Cinema Society and Pigaet in New York and as you would expect, a lot of people came out to support. Unfortunately though, there wasn't much to get excited about in the outfit stakes. Rachel Roy and Olivia Palermo sported two of the better looks of the night and Chloe Sevigny left us confused in this red dresses and dramatically oversized leather coat.
Back in August Revlon announced that Olivia Wilde would join Emma Stone as their latest brand amabassadors and today, Wilde started her duties for the brand. Wearing a Lanvin top teamed with a Marc Jacobs polka dot skirt and black YSL shoes, the actress helped promote their new eye product at The Lambs Club in New York.
British Vogue are on a roll in the cover stakes at the moment. Their Adele cover was my favourite from them this year and you voted their Gisele cover as the best December issue cover yesterday and now it looks like the magazine has done it again.
This morning these images surfaced of Florence Welch appearing on the cover of their January issue and if the cover image is anything to go by, we have a lot to look forward to from the whole cover spread. Welch's Vogue Japan shoot didn't quite work, nor did it feel true to the singer's aesthetic but that's exactly what British Vogue has done so well. The 70s Charlie's Angels feel is perfection and is exactly what you would expect, and hope for, from a Florence cover.
Michelle Obama has mastered the art of creating air gasping moments with her outfit choices. She did that with her Jason Wu dress at Barack Obama's inauguration and most controversially when she wore Alexander McQueen to the Chinese state dinner. Over the weekend she did it again in this stunning strapless Vera Wang gown that she wore to attend the 34th annual Kennedy Center honors.
Fergie is known for taking risks and this feather and sequined mini dress was definitely that. The singer teamed the 'out there' look with a strappy heels in navy to hit the red carpet for the 2011 Trevor Live! at The Hollywood Palladium yesterday.
Did her look turn heads for the wrong reasons? What do you think?
There's not much that Michael Kors hasn't achieved. His business is worth billions, his shows continue to be amongst the sought after tickets at New York Fashion and week and of course, he's conquered the world of reality TV through his judging role in 'Project Runway'. Next up for the designer? The Stock Market.
The company is hoping to sell 48 million shares on the New York Stock at $17-19 meaning that the company is valued at around $3.62 billion. According to WWD: “Kors, which has both established its reputation and has room left to grow, is one of a small group of designer brands that is seen as ready to take this step,” and it’s noted that the company is one of the very few designer apparel firms to go public in recent years. Kors is also planning on opening hundreds of stores across North America, Japan and Europe."
So you can own a part a small part of the Kors empire today. Will you buy shares?