Although it was only last month that Victoria Beckham dismissed the idea of husband David becoming a designer, rumours have surfaced that David is set to launch a menswear collection - and in an ironic twist - for Victoria's own label.
‘David has a line he works on with a designer in America – that’s for Adidas' Victoria told Grazia last month, 'David loves fashion, he loves clothes, but to be a designer is not something he wants to do. I think he’s got enough on his plate at the moment, but never say never!’
Never may have come around quicker than we expected, as it's rumoured that he'll not only design the collection, but model it too. And if Victoria's latest line is anything to go by, we're hoping for some sexy, sharp tailoring, and a seductive Armani-esque advert to follow.
As we reported last week, Grazia has helped launch a unique award from the British Fashion Council to find the style icon that best embodies “the spirit of London…as a leading creative fashion capital”. Celebrating 25 years of LFW, the award was voted for by the public.
Grazia Daily has helped launch a unique award from the British Fashion Council to find the style icon that best embodies “the spirit of London…as a leading creative fashion capital”. Celebrating 25 years of LFW, the award is the BFC’s first of its kind in that the public is voting. Grazia has said the winner will be announced at the British Fashion Awards ceremony next Wednesday, and yesterday, revealed the five front-runners as Alexander McQueen, Alexa Chung, Joan Burstein, Kate Moss and Vivienne Westwood.
Ok, so McQueen, Westwood, Moss and Chung are all obvious candidates, but Joan Burstein seems the wildcard of the bunch. If you haven’t already heard of Mrs B, as she's affectionately known, then shame on you! The “fairy godmother of fashion designers”, as Vogue describes her, is the owner of the highly coveted Browns boutique. Her store has been the “foster home” of young designers such as John Galliano, Missoni, Sonia Rykiel and Ossie Clark. She is also recognised for bringing the likes of Giorgio Armani, Comme des Garcons, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Krizia, Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen and Jil Sander to London’s limelight. So as you’ll see, she’s the perfect candidate after all.
Last week, Grazia's hunt for the UK and Ireland's most fabulously dressed, style mavens was finally over. Having pounded the pavements (in heavy duty heels, of course) of eleven cities since July, including Glasgow, Leeds, Dublin, Manchester, to name but a few, it seems the wait is finally over. The finalists were chosen from hundreds of entrants, by a panel consisting of Grazia's fashion team, Very.co.uk and us the readers, too. The ladies seemed to tick every box and we saw a variety of looks ranging from vintage-inspired outfits, to colour blocking, to quirky styles, to uber glam and groomed and lots more.
The winners not only received the title of winner of style hunter award for that particular city, they also got to walk off with a seriously celebrity-worthy goody bag filled with treats from the likes of Daisy Jewellery, Calming Pink, Beauty Slave, Makebelieve Beauty, Timex, Calvin Klein and Butter. We just can't decide which outfit we liked best, but all eleven looks will definitely serve as some sort of look book of inspiration, for the up coming party season. We have chosen a random selection of photos of the finalists, for you to peruse. Head over to graziadaily.co.uk to see all 69 finalists and all 11 winners. Enjoy!
We bought Yves's company, and Yves had nothing to do with it — he was totally gone and out of the company. I didn't work with Yves. I said that while I was working at Saint Laurent, they made my life difficult, because they did. I don't think any place I've ever worked in has ever been difficult for the people who work there, because I don't throw temper tantrums. I'm a very rational, compassionate, organized guy. Working in a pleasant environment is very important to me.
Just as we're beginning to fill our wardrobes with the gorgeous AW09 collection from high-street superstar Gap, they showcase their collection for the coming Spring and give us yet more Pierre Hardy shoes to lust after, this time in the form of cutesy tie-up espadrille wedges. The collection uses florals, pastels and patchwork denim to get us thinking ahead to our springtime buys, making for a well needed break from Wintery darks and severe structure.
As if returning to its homelands for London Fashion Week wasn't enough, Burberry continue to astound and suprise its adoring fans, by launching a pre-sale of two of it's fabulous Spring Summer 2010 trench coats, hot off the catwalk. The pre-sale was quietly opened on Monday, and orders closed last night, that was until a heartbroken Grazia team (and who wouldn't be heartbroken at this missed opportunity?), rang Burberry and managed to re-open orders, until midnight tonight!
The Nude Glove Suede Coat, and the Nude Feathered Leather Trench Coat are in limited supply and will be sold on a first come, first served basis - so ladies get your fashionable fingers tapping into uk.burberry.com to receive your Burberry beauty this November - a whole three months before the collection hits stores. You have approximately twelve hours, with stock permitting... so go, go, go!
People Tree is the latest brand to succumb to the charms of Emma Watson. The 19 year old Harry Potter star, who is also the current face of Burberry has been acting as a creative advisor for a new range in collaboration with the ethical label. The self confessed hard worker who has barely had a moment to settle into her new life as a university freshman at Brown university, is said to have "attended every design meeting over the five month process".
Now that last season's PPQ girls are all grown up - Pixie Geldof is modelling for Vogue and Daisy Lowe is designing jewellery - what does Amy Molyneaux have in store for the Mayfair label?
'The show is going to be major. Majorly different from ever before,' she told Grazia, after coming from a PPQ for Adidas photoshoot with infamous photographer, Rankin. 'We’ve got a new cast of PPQ girls walking for us as the old ones have grown up now.' So who could follow in the footsteps of Pixie, Daisy and Peaches? Well, there is Tiger Lily, the younger Geldof sibling, Kaya Scodelario, the stunning Skins actress, or even Georgia May Jagger? If Amy's excitement is anything to go by for the next season's catwalk, we can't wait to see who she chooses.
Her glamorous statement jewellery adorns the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Isla Fisher and Cheryl Cole, and now the accessories designer of the moment, Lara Bohinc will be introducing shoes into her collection.
'The main challenge is to design shoes that are extraordinary and comfortable at the same time,' Lara told Grazia. 'That is why all our shoes have a heel of 11cm, which looks very high but is still reasonably wearable. Also, the positioning of straps is very important: they need to hold your foot in the right places.' Her shoes that are comfortable and no doubt as fabulous as her jewellery, are sure to be an investment buy, especially as three styles are taken from her Eclipse range. 'The other two are from a totally new collection so you will just have to wait and see....', Lara explained. With an already stunning collection of bags, we simply cannot wait to have the shoes to match.