Emma Stone can do no wrong. Last week everyone was talking about the success of her spread in the July issue of Vogue and today everyone's attention turned to what she would wear to attend the London premiere of 'Amazing Spider-Man'.
The 24 year-old sported a jumpsuit from the Elie Saab Fall 2012 and she looked great doing so. The thing that the she does so well is always changing things up. Many expected her to sport a Lanvin gown for the occasion but as always, she decided to do something different and considering how sometimish the critics can be (look at how quickly they lost interest with Rooney Mara), that's a quality that will serve her well.
It's no secret that Victoria Beckham has been doing well. Back in 2011 she successfully launched her diffusion line, Victoria by Victoria Beckham, and this year her spokesperson confirmed that sales of the mainline were up by 70% to £15million compared to the first quarter in 2011. Next up for the designer is a store. 'That's what I'm working on at the moment,' she told CNN. '[The store] will probably be in London.'
Many had expected the first store to be in New York, especially since she's now based in America and also shows her collections there but an opening in London first seems to make sense. The Beckhams continue to be hot property here and her collections always go down well. As far as the Asian market goes, she's taking it slowly. 'Asia's very exciting to me. I'm just scratching the surface at the moment,' she said. 'I just wanted to take baby steps, build this business at a steady pace. I don't want to rush. I don't want to run before I can walk.'
While I've always liked Rihanna's style, her outfit choices of late - remind yourself of her head-to-toe BOY London outfits - haven't had me excited. It was good, then, to see the singer on top form this morning as she promoted her debut acting role in 'Battlefield' at London's Corinthia Hotel.
To attend the press conference she chose this olive green pre-fall Alexander Wang dress that felt a lot more ladylike than what we've seen from her recently and was joined by Brooklyn Decker who wore S/S12 Stella McCartney. As this is only the beginning of the world press tour, I'm sure we can expect a lot more outfits from her in the coming weeks and so far so good.
The shows and Milan have been totally different from what we've seen in London and New York. Where the latter two have been all about colour and dramatic prints, Milan has been a lot more restrained and while you wouldn't expect Max Mara to go down that path - after all, they are known for mastering all things nude - the collection was definitely representative of the more subdued feeling in Milan this week.
For all of you who love sportswear, the collection has you covered. The show was full of cropped sporty jackets, pedal pushers (yes, 90's style but tighter), racer back zip up waistcoats and ribbed jersey jumpsuits that, while looking comfy, were not the strongest looks we've seen from the brand. The combination of their classic colour palette of nude, caramel and coffee combined with teal this season, didn't quite work. As you would expect, their outwear was spot on coming in lightweight styles that will be perfect for that in-between summer weather but unfortunately the experimentation with sportswear didn't translate too well.
Despite her muscial success in the UK, Beyonce's clothing line hasn't had a presence this side of the pond but that's wuickly going to change. This coming September her House of Deréon line will be made available in Selfridges.
When asked about the Fall collection Tina Knowles, the creative force behind the brand, said: "The combination of colours, exotic prints and silhouettes make for a cohesive collection with tremendous appeal. Beyoncé and I are so proud of the line-up and we can't wait to see the consumer's response and how she makes it her own."
But House of Deréon are the only brand expanding to London. Until now Milan has been the only place in Europe where you can get your hands on Tom Ford but now he's branching out to London after concession in Harrods. "The entire collection is stunning, having the ability to render living creatures momentarily breathless," Marigay McKee, fashion and beauty director of the department store, said. "Tom Ford is a true visionary, the master of creating glamorous lust-after pieces which are effortlessly chic," added McKee.
…Americans are too fat. And in London they are starting to get fat, too. So I have to say that if we have to talk about race system and nationalism, I find it refreshing that everyone [who is] Chinese is slim. But I do design for a specific person who appreciates… who’s probably thin, quite honestly. She takes care of herself…So no, you’re not gonna go in there and find elasticated waist bands and flip flops.