It's becoming increasingly difficult to think of an area that Alexa Chung hasn't tapped into. Aside from the presenting and fashion work she's doing in her ambassador role for the British Fashion Council, she recently shot a cameo appearance in the final season of 'Gossip Girl' and also confirmed that she has a fashion line in the works but it doesn't end there.
According to the Telegraph, her next big project is a book focusing on her style and how she puts outfits together. The as yet unnamed book is set to drop next September and will reportedly offer an 'unparalleled chance to enter Alexa's world and search for inspiration' and will go through 'how to decide what to wear, style influences, personal pictures and style tips.'
Yes, it's true! Yesterday morning British Vogue confirmed that Alexa Chung will appear in the final season of Gossip Girl and this week, has been busy filming scenes alongside Blake Lively and Leighton Meester. At the moment there's been no word on how may episodes she will star in but what we do know is that the appearance will be a cameo rather than a role.
Considering that fashion plays such a prominent part in the show and the Americans are just as obsessed about her as people are on this side of the pond, the news comes as no surprise. It would have been a lot more interesting, though, to see her have a real role. I mean, how brilliant would it have been to see her play Dan Humphries latest squeeze?
The series, which is a the result of a collaboration with Swarovski, follows Daman as he researches for the 'Carrie Diaires' and workings on shoots and offers a candid glimpse into the life of a costume designer. 'I am so excited that thanks to Swarovski I'm finally able to bring my fans a real-life glimpse of a career in costume design,' he said in a statement.
The first episode premieres tomorrow but tonight Daman will host an event at the Swarovski store on Lincoln Road in Miami and will be answering style questions all night. If you want to get involved simply use hashtag #SwarovskiStyle and watch the live Q&A session here from 7pm EST.
NEW YORK, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Swarovski, the world's leading designer of fashion jewelry, has teamed up with Eric Daman, one of the most influential costume designers, to create "The Daman Chronicles," a reality web series. "The Daman Chronicles" follows Eric in his life as he gallivants around New York City prepping for a shoot, researching for upcoming television seasons and meeting with his influential friends. The web series will be exclusively distributed on Cambio, a leading online entertainment platform for teens and young adults, this summer with the first episode premiering June 19 following a live-streamed kickoff event at Swarovski's Lincoln Road boutique in Miami.
"We are thrilled long-time friend of the brand, Eric Daman, is starring in Swarovski's original content," says Livia Marotta, Director of Communications for Swarovski CGB NA. "Like Swarovski, Eric is very adept at bringing luxury aesthetics to the mainstream, which is what we are aiming to do with this entertaining and engaging web series and interactive program."
Leading up to "The Daman Chronicles" premiere, Swarovski and Cambio are inviting users to tap into their own costume design abilities through participating in the Dress as your Favorite "Gossip Girl" contest. Fashion fans simply upload photos of themselves dressed as their favorite "Gossip Girl" characters to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #swarovskistyle. The best interpretation of a character's overall look according to Eric Daman will win the Rocket Necklace from Swarovski's summer jewelry collection, Seasons One through Four of "Gossip Girl" on DVD and social media notoriety.
"I am privileged to have partnered with Swarovski, a brand that is constantly innovating ways to engage young people through producing relatable content for platforms that teens and young adults interact with daily," says Eric Daman. "I am so excited that thanks to Swarovski I'm finally able to bring my fans a real-life glimpse of a career in costume design through 'The Daman Chronicles,' and ask budding designers, stylists and fashion enthusiasts for their interpretation of signature 'Gossip Girl' looks."
We haven't seen much of Blake Lively on the red carpet recently, which is something new considering that the 'Gossip Girl' star has been a firm favourite on New York's fashion scene over the years. Saying that, she has had quite a few magazine appearancess recently. As you'll remember, last month she covered Bullett magazine shot by David Slijper and now her July cover of US Marie Claire has dropped.
While the full shoot doesn't steer too far from all of her other magazine editorials, I really like them. As the accompanying editorial says, 'few women can pull off short and tight quite like Blake Lively.' Where most would look on the skimpy side, there's something about Lively that gives 'her free freign t strut what the rest of us only dare to imagine.'
When it was announced that the team behind 'Gossip Girl' would bring 'The Carrie Diaries' to the small screen, I was amongst those that were cynical. Prequels and sequels don't tend to go down particularly well but this one is shaping up to be an exception to the rule.
First up were the images of the costumes. 'Sex and the City' is known for the clothes so the fact that Eric Daman did such a good job with those promo shots helped get everyone interested. Now that the trailer has dropped, it looks like the show is going to go down well when it hits screens in January just in time to fill the 'Gossip Girl' hole.
The cast of 'Gossip Girl' have made no secret of the fact that they plan to officially fly the nest soon and this week it became clear that that time is a lot sooner than what we all had thought.
The CW Network confirmed that the sixth season of the show, which is currently on air, will be it's last and has been shortened meaning that there are only eleven episodes left. So far Chase Crawford who plays Nate Archibald is the only person who has spoken out about the news. 'For me, it's going to be...tough to leave New York City and it's definitely an end of an era,' he told Us Weekly. 'It was college for everyone really.'
2012 has started off well in the cover stakes and the latest comes from Leighton Meester who is the star of Marie Claire's April issue. The cover works but I can't help but feeling like we've seen Meester look like this before.
Compared to her on screen character in Gossip Girl, her magazine shoots tend to be predictable and classic but in the wrong way and the same was true for her full feature here. The accompanying editorial, while pretty, isn't memorable and makes the young actress look much older than she is.
Over the past year much speculation has circulated about who will play Carrie Bradshaw in the much-anticipated CW series, 'The Carrie Diaries', which is the prequel to 'Sex and the City'. While the front runners for the role were Blake Lively and Elizabeth Olsen, today reports confirm that relatively unknown actress Anna Sophia Robb has booked the job.
Who will play the other characters is still unknown but what we do know is that 'Gossip Girl' producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz are on board along with the show's much-loved costume designer Eric Daman.
On Saturday the cast of 'Gossip Girl' celebrated the show's 100th episode at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Chloe Moretz has been at just about every event over the last few weeks so it was no surprise when she popped up on the red carpet. The young actress, wearing head-to-toe Stella McCartney was joined by Leighton Meester in Balmain and Blake Lively in Versace.
Jessica Szohr (or Vanessa as our fellow 'Gossip Girl' fans will call her) was spotted in Miami this week attending Swimwear Fashion Week. The actress ended up matching the blue carpet in this halter neck electric blue playsuit which she teamed with monochromatic pointy toe heels.