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.
Andre Leon Talley recently revealed on his blog that whilst chatting to Phillip Treacy at Naomi Campbell's 40th birthday bash a la Cannes it was revealed John Galliano is taking on an acting role in a film about Isabella Blow's life. The character he will be playing is none other than the legend, himself. Talley blogged:
"I caught Treacy, in an Alexander McQueen smoking with a black shawl collar spliced with gold lamé, to thank him for all those gorgeous Grace Jones hats. We had not hugged since Isabella Blow’s funeral three years ago, and he shared fabulous news: He has a producer to do a film on Isabella, and Galliano has already confirmed to play himself. Who will play Isabella? Treacy has a great trick up his hat, and it’s going to rock the world, but he cannot reveal it until this major new talent confirms."
It's no surprise which colour was on the agenda at Hannah Marshall's AW10 collection this season. You guessed it: black, and for a change of pace, nearly black, navy and grey. But we're definitely not complaining; we're joining the dark side too, and if you haven't already, then it's only a matter of time. The designer, who is a style icon in her own right, drew inspiration from body modification and collaborated with Hannah Martin to design jewellery for the collection.
Vogue Paris has gone all out for its March 2010 issue. Not only has it enlisted the services of Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggott to shoot the cover, but also the minds behind the mag dared to go a step further by featuring 18-year-old Rose Cordero as the cover girl. Cordero is no stranger to working with Vogue, having most recently appeared in an editorial in Italian Vogue at the start of the year. But what makes the Vogue Paris cover so special is the fact that it's Cordero's first solo Vogue cover - and the first Vogue Paris issue to feature only a black model on the cover since Liya Kebede's appearance for the May 2002 issue, and Noemie Lenoir's cover for the June/July 2008 issue.
We're loving Cordero's cover, not only because it reminds us of the legendary Grace Jones, but also because we hope this marks the beginning of a new era for Vogue, one in which more diverse models take centre stage on the covers.
H&M can do no wrong. In the past, the high street retailer has collaborated with everyone from Karl Lagerfeld to their most recent line with Jimmy Choo, not to mention the highly anticipated lingerie and knitwear collaboration with Sonia Rykiel.
Just when we thought that was good enough, the retailer has announced that the Sonia Rykiel collection will be officially unveiled and celebrated with a big runway show in Paris on December 1, days before the collection hits stores.
The show will take place at the Grand Palais, the place of choice for Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel's runway shows, and will showcase the full line including both lingerie and knitwear.
If you cast your mind back to the star studded Stella McCartney launch and the Matthew Williamson party with Grace Jones in attendance, speculation for the font row of the show is already in full swing.
We are pleased to reveal that The Fash Pack will be attendance and will be reporting and tweeting live from the event for you so stay tuned.
Grace Jones' surprise performance at the Matthew Williamson for H&M party last night in New York had the likes of Jade Parfitt and Gilles Bensimon out on the dance floor. In honour of the icon, we've compiled some of our favourite - and most bizarre - Jones looks.
Holographic leather: the two words you need to know to understand the novelty of Kseniya Zagorodnyuk and Amy Winters. They met while studying at Central St Martins and used their shared love of epic opera and the theatre to start their very own, very futuristic fashion line, Couture Clubbing.
Here, they tell the Fash Pack why Grace Jones will always be cool, how electrical engineering is just another part of the job, and what they'll be doing in Paris next month.
When did the two of you start designing? Kseniya started designing at the age of 10. She was a lead dancer in a dance group and was designing costumes for dance shows. Later she started designing and making clothes for herself and her mum. She had a nickname at the school, 'Miss Extravagance', because of unusual outfits she was wearing.
Amy always loved painting and fabric. During her school days she was a magpie, adoring anything sparkly, shiny and beautiful. She created exotic costumes inspired by Venetian masks and Viennese palaces.