Blue Ivy Carter is a fan and so is the queen and with the Jubilee weekend around the corner, the timing couldn't be better to create a scarf range as a new brand category and that's exactly what Temperley London has done. Yesterday the brand confirmed the launch of a new line, Temperley Scarves.
The six-piece range launches alongside the cruise 2012 collection and features a range of colourways from capri tones and raspberry to neutral oyster and blush, but that's not all. To celebrate the Jubilee festivities and this summer's Olympics, the brand has also created a limited edition medal print scarf, which comes in white and black inspired the official Olympic insignias.
'I am really excited to launch a new collection dedicated to scarves,' AliceTemperley said in a statement. 'It has always been an important part of what we do but now we can really focus on prints and textiles which is my first love...With the opening of our first flagship store in the autumn, now is the right time to expand into new categories.'
Simon Spurr's departure from his eponymous line was a shock. The announcement came only a few days after he was nominated for the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year award and things became even more awkward when his former co-partner Judd Nydes confirmed that the brand will continue without him.
Despite all of the speculation surrounding the news, both parties remained tight lipped about the cause of the split besides wishing each other well in a piece ran by WWD, but this week they decided to shed more light on the decision to the New York Times' Eric Wilson.
According to the Times, the disagreements centred around a concern about making the label more commercially viable, which is something that Spurr hinted in his interview with WWD. Their diffusion line, Spurr, had not been performing particularly well and going accessible wasn't a route that Spurr wanted to go. His decision to leave appears to have been part an 'ultimatum to the investors that he would not risk cheapening the brand [by making it cheaper and more accessible], since many retailers have said they will not carry the line without him.'
What's not to love about Beth Ditto. As Katie Grand put it, she has become the 'accidental size hero for the size zero' and 'a generational icon, confounding the tedious stereotypes of what it is to be a wonderful 21st-century woman.' It's this, and her confidence to experiment with make-up, that makes her partnership with MAC so exciting.
The first image from the campaign dropped back in January and now the images from the polka-dot themed collection are finally being revealed ahead of the big launch on June 7.
'I am a child of the 80s. When I was about five years old MTV was made illegal in my hometown, so it felt like I was stuck on a deserted island with both Cyndi Lauper and Boy George's music,' she revealed in a statement. 'They didn't want you to pay attention only to their music or make-up - they wanted you to pay attention to both!' Naturally, then, make-up has always been something that Ditto's been interested in and the short video she cites the likes of Peggy Moffitt and Grace Jones for inspiring her.
Last night Yasmin Le Bon gave a lesson in summer dressing, as she attended the Royal Academy of Arts' annual summer party. The model chose this statement printed Missoni strapless maxi dress and finished the look off with a statement clutch and earrings by Monica Vivander in what by far was one of the best looks of the evening.
Summer isn't even in full swing yet but already the Fall 2012 campaigns are beginning to drop online. First up was the first images of the new Burberry campaign, which were released earlier on this week and yesterday it was Marc Jacobs' turn.
As always, the ads were shot by Juergen Teller but this season the designer opted for two new faces, Marie Piovesan and Marte Mei van Haaster, who appear sporting those Jamiroquai-like Stephen Jones hats that had everyone talking.
Yes, I created this persona, and I’m very different from that. I don’t feel like I have to scream and shout about it– I know I am a happy person. So I don’t get upset when people comment on the fact that I look quite miserable all the time. But people think I am… and you know, sometimes I think the same thing when I look at the pictures.
IPO's have been a major topic of conversation recently. Michael Kors and Prada successfully went public a little while back and of course, the controversy surrounding Facebook's entry onto the stock market has meant that it's a topic that's not going away any time soon. Now it looks like Versace might follow suit.
It's no secret that the family-owned business flirted with the idea of going public back in 1997 but after the death of Gianni Versace and a string of financial problems, any such discussions fell apart. But things are really turning around for the house. This year marked the first time it has been profitable since 2009, which it marked with a return to couture in January after an eight-year hiatus. If there was ever a time to appeal to potential investors, then, it's now.
Elle.com aren't the only ones having a shake-up, as Danica Lo just announced her move from her role as Glamour's senior online fashion and beauty editor to StyleBistro. The news comes as a surprise. While StyleBistro does focus on fashion, it's more known for its celebrity content, which is different from Lo's background on strong fashion sites (she founded and edited Racked.com before moving to Glamour).
In an interview with Fashionista, Lo made it clear that the strong fashion element is exactly where she comes in. 'Right now, StyleBistro is almost entirely comprised of celebrity-driven content—red carpet gowns, get-the-look inspiration, and trend roundups,' she revealed. 'Don’t worry, the celebs aren’t going anywhere—we love celebs! However, I am planning on upping the fashion ante by infusing the pop-heavy site with zeitgeisty fashion-insider content, beautiful original photography, compelling stories and profiles, and an inspiring (and actionable!) dose of real-girl personal style.'
'Gossip Girl' may be on the way out but that hasn't affected Blake Lively's power to bag covers. Yesterday Bullett magazine released the images of the actresses cover lensed by David Slijper.
Naturally, her experiences on the show was the main focal point of the accompanying story. 'Gossip Girl was so great, but what's the next challenge in life? Because, you know, six years is a long time,' she said. 'And as an actor who plays a caricature of myself on the show, I don't think I'd say, 'Watch Gossip Girl for my best quality of work.' But I am very lucky to have had that experience.'