We could barely believe the decade was almost over until we heard about Vogue's "Best Dressed Women Of The Decade 2000-2009" list. Scanning the red carpets, runways and general moments from the past 10 years, Vogue has managed to compile a list of celebrities in the running for the title. Readers have been given the power to decide who will win and will choose from 10 looks from each year since 2000. On the 25th January, the final results will be revealed.
We were not at all surprised to see the likes of Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker,Nicole Kidman, Chloe Sevigny, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Bosworth, Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow or even Michelle Obama on the list. We were however a little taken aback to learn that Jennifer Lopez (in that 'tropical-inspired' diaphanous Versace dress), Madonna and Tilda Swinton had also made it onto the list, whilst the likes of Rachel Bilson, Emma Roberts, Leighton Meesterand Kate Hudson were missing, but c'est la vie. The fact that we, the readers, will still be able to decide who we think should top the list, is a (large) step in the right direction. Of course we'll be voting for Kate Moss (naturally), but you can check out Vogue.com to decide for yourself.
I think it's fair to say that today, especially in light of the current economic climate, it's hard to differentiate one fashion event from the next. Gone are the days, it seemed, where we left a show or event mesmerised and transfixed by beautiful and creative set productions. However, last night at the Sonia Rykiel pour H&M launch we were all proved wrong and witnessed an event to remember.
Entering the Grand Palais last night felt as if you'd entered a mix between the classic 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory' meets a fantasy funfair. The venue was full of giant sized ducks and bunnies and giant poodles, a mad house, a carousel and swings not to mention models of famous landmarks in Paris.
The surprises did not end there. When we were all seated, a full band and group of majorettes followed by a heard of geese began a parade followed by models, including Lily Cole, wearing the lingerie and knitwear collection.
“I’ve always been a big fan of Sonia Rykiel," said Kate Bosworth. "To me she is so feminine, and so wonderfully dramatic, like a big glittery bow on a dress. It’s crazy here, I wasn’t expecting this. It’s like a mini carnival." Jean Paul Gaultier, who was also in attendance, praised Rykiel. “I love Sonia Rykiel, and I love the association with H&M. Sonia Rykiel is like a revolution in fashion. She makes sexy clothes, but ones that are very modern, cool and feminine. She’s super-clever and super-talented and I have big, big admiration for her,” says Jean Paul Gaultier.
London Fashion Week is officially moving on up in the fashion-week ranks. Gone are the days when people watching at the shows involved watching the likes of Chris Eubank and people from morning TV. This year, if recent reports are anything to go by, we can expect the likes of Olivia Palermo, the Olsens and Tayor Momsen to be gracing the front rows this side of the pond.
Don't thank me. Sir Phillip Green is the man responsible. After the success of Topshop's new flagship store in Manhattan, American stars have become so hooked by the store that they want to attend the Unique runway show in September.
Anne Hathaway, Whitney Port, Blake Lively and Kate Bosworth also have been rumoured to attend the upcoming show in September.
Naomi and I first were won over by Afshin Feiz's cupcake-grunge collection last season - there was forearm grabbing - and that was before we knew Bryan Adams is his sometimes-photographer. Nerd moment aside, the been-everywhere designer (Thierry Mugler, John Galliano, Christian Lacroix Haute Couture, Nina Ricci) has some serious street cred. We were happy to talk to him about all the normal things, like Tom Ford and Buddha.