There's not much that Drew Barrymore doesn't do. Aside from generally being a badass, she's an award winning actress and director (hello Charlie's Angels) too and now she's turning her hand to photography.
This week Tommy Hilfiger released images of the brand's new limited edition tote in aid of breast cancer awareness month in October. The campaign, which stars French singer and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, was shot by Barrymore. 'It was great to work with Drew,' Gainsbourg said. 'She was very charming and lovely and funnym and she brought a real positive energy to the set. As a fellow actress, she made me feel very comfortable during the shoot.'
The bag is on sale now at £225 with £100 of the price doing directly to Breast Health International, a non-profit organisation that advances breast cancer research and treatment.
I haven't been particularly complimentary of Jameela Jamil in the past, especially when it comes to her sitting on the front row at London Fashion Week but there's no denying that, like T4 hosts in general, she has a look that people really like. And it's that distinctive look that's serving her pretty well both on the small screen and with brands.
As you probably know, Jamil recently followed in the footsteps of Fern Cotton by securing her very own capsule line for Very.co.uk and I must say, I'm pleasantly surprised with what's she come up with. While the outerwear isn't particularly my bag, the strapless dress with the petticoat underneath is something that I could definitely see her wearing and will therefore go down a treat with her fans. The strapless evening dress is another good piece from the line too, especially with the Christmas party season coming up soon.
With so much emphasis being placed on the clothes at fashion week, you'll be forgiven for forgetting about the accessories. But saying that, it's pretty hard not to remember the latest Sergio Rossi collection. This season creative director Francesco Russo played with textures introducing woven leather inserts and laminated and patent leather along with crystal intarsia on statement metallics and bright green styles that will, no doubt, adorn the feet of many a fashion editor come next season.
As an avid fan of the brand I'm probably not the most impartial person to talk about them but their latest video, directed by acclaimed directors Lucia Guadagnino and Drake Doremus, shows just why its latest offering is so good. The video is set in a forest and shows the model searching for her male suitor who appears at the end. Naturally, all of this happens while she has a pair of four inch heels on. Lesson learnt? If the heels served her well despite the forest terrain, you can be rest assured that Russo has your needs covered for next season.
File this under another example of we all love Anna Dello Russo. Never one to shy away from showing off her moves, ADR has just dropped this video, 'Fashion Shower', ahead of the launch of her new accessories line for H&M.
The video was shot by Alex Turvey and sees the Vogue Japan editor doing a Madonna, posing her different yoga moves while wearing a fringed Mark Fast dress. And aside from her moves, you can also enjoy her chanting things like 'Fashion is always uncomfortable, when you get comfortable, you never get the look,' in a dramatic way in time with the music.
H&M always celebrate their partnerhsips in a big way so it'll be interesting to see what they do with this one. Dello Russo performing with Lady Gaga maybe? Now that would be a moment!
There's no doubt about it; Iris Apfel is quite the style icon. Aside from her jewellery, eyewear and make-up collection for MAC, Apfel recently donated 600 items from her wardrobe to showcase in an exhibition in her honour and during this year's Met Gala, industry figures like Jenna Lyons said that she would be the perfect person to take the reigns at Schiapparelli.
While the latter remains very unlikely, what we do know it that that much anticipated documentary is complete and about to launch. Last week the trailer dropped and if you were not already excited about it, you definitely will after watching it. Anyone that's followed her over the years will know that, like Karl Lagerfeld, she does give a good one liner so expect lots of those along with special cameos from Bruce Weber and Duro Oluwu and an interesting glimpse into her home and relationship with husband Carl Apfel.
There's less than a month to go before Nicole Richie's capsule collection for Macy's hits stores and online and to keep the anticipation up, the retailer released this exclusive video yesterday to show off the line.
In the video Richie explains that one of the aims of the collection was to make sure that the pieces would transcend from day into night, something she stressed when she started the collaboration, but more interesting than that was the sources of inspiration for the line. Naturally, music was a big factor but when asked about her ultimate style icon in music she surprised me, naming Keith Richards. 'He's very much his own person and has his own style and I'm drawn to that.'
Since the news broke about the collaboration it's become easy to forget that in working with Macy's, Richie follows in the footsteps of leading designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Giambattista Valli. Not bad for someone who was more originally seen as nothing more than Paris Hilton's BFF, no?
You're probably getting tired of hearing me say this but Carine Roitfeld is truly on a roll and I say it for good reason. Next month will see her launch the debut issue of her highly anticipated new magazine, CR Fashion Book, along with the magazine's website and a whole host of other exciting projects. While we still have a way to go to get our hands on the issue, one thing we don't have to wait for is to see the fruits of her work with MAC.
Yesterday the beauty giant released this fun behind-the-scenes video from her campaign shoot, where Roitfeld talks about everything from wanting to emphasis her eyes to the fact that she sees her star stencils on her face as 'good luck' beauty marks. Aside from that, everything else is what we expected. The collection is all about the brows and recreating her signature smokey eyes look, with some foundations and nude lip colours thrown in too.
The collection is set to hit stores on Fashion Night Out on September 6, which has me thinking. Since Azealia Banks' collection for MAC is being released on the same day and sees her performing at their Soho store, surely that means Roitfeld will be on hand too. How good would a duet be? I mean, it's not like she's afraid of singing in public after that karaoke party she hosted last September. Can someone please make this happen?
You'll be forgiven for thinking that Azealia Banks is older than her 21 years. Since launching on the scene with 212 she's made it clear that she knows where's she going and exactly how to get there. As Karley Sciortino wrote in Banks' cover story in the September issue of Dazed & Confused, 'the intensity of her ambition is almost scary' - a sentiment that Rankin echoes.
As far as her fashion ambitions go, in little over a year she's managed to work with everyone from Nicola Formichetti to Alexander Wang and her new single sees her partnering up with Rankin again, who she worked with on the video of Liquorice too.
If you've been following her on Twitter you'll know that she shot the video for 'Van Vogue' recently in London in the photographer's studio. According to Grazia, the shoot took place 'at night, after a huge water tank had been specially built' for Banks to play around and generally get her sexy on. 'Azealia is a real grafter, and has a very clear vision,' Rankin told the title. 'She knows her own mind - and that makes each collaboration with her really inspiring, and challenging too! She knew exactly what she wanted, and tirelessly worked towards getting it. I love working with her,' he added.
As far as the clothes go, the video features a lot more brands that we've seen from her in the past thanks to stylist Scott Robert Clark who managed to secure looks from Roberto Cavailli, Miu Miu and Hugo Boss. Saying that, I still feel like there's something missing. While the styling in her videos is getting better, I'm still waiting for her to have that big moment. She definitely has the potential.
Going by the print ad for Lady Gaga's debut fragrance, Fame, the trailer for the commercial was always going to be 'out there'. In fact, scrap that. The fact that it was created by the singer full stop pretty much guarantees that. And true to form, the trailer is just that.
In 30 seconds the Steven Klein-shot video you get chest baring men, bondage and lots of black latex, so pretty normal in the world of Gaga. How that all links to the fragrance is unclear but nonetheless, the pure spectacle of it works. Today we're all too used to the standard wind-in-hair celebrity fragrance commercial formula so anything that deviates from that is a welcomed move in my book and besides, it wouldn't be Lady Gaga if there wasn't any theatrics to it.