Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's debut lingerie collection for Marks & Spencer was a success, so much so that the high street retailer recently reported that it was their fastest selling lingerie collection to date. Four pieces have been sold every minute since the line launched earlier on this month so it should come as no surprise that this isn't the end of the partnership.
The model turned actress has also designed a special collection more appropriate for the cold weather we can't get away from right now (where has summer gone?). The line, which will hit stores in mid-October, features the perfect long-sleeved silk wraps, along with comfortable cashmere trousers and feminine camisoles.
To say that Rosie Huntington-Whitley is on an all time career high since signing on to star in the most recent instalment of 'Transformers' is quite the understatement. All you need to do is look at the Times' annual Rich List which was released last week, in which the British model made her debut after racking up a £5 fortune. With all of that success it's hard to remember the time when many were critical of Christopher Bailey's decision to book her as Lily Donaldson's replacement as the face of Burberry several years ago.
And it looks like things are only getting better for the 25 year-old. Not content with modelling, today Marks & Spencer announced that she will also turn her hand to design to create an exclusive lingerie line for their line, Autograph, to which Rosie is the currently the face. The collection, titled Rosie for Autograph, includes 33 pieces ranging from French knicker sets to silk pieces and kimono robes and will hit stores in September.
'M&S is an iconic British brand, adored by many so I'm very excited to be launching my debut lingerie line with them,' she said in a statement. 'I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with the design team to create my dream collection, and I'm looking forward to a fun and creative time ahead.'
Former English footballer-turned-Sky Sports presenter Jamie Redknapp has been revealed as the latest face of Marks and Spencer's menswear ranges -becoming the latest addition to the M&S stellar lineup. Modelling key pieces from the Blue Harbour, North Coast, Autograph and tailoring ranges, Redknapp's campaign for the company is said to reflect the British retailer's new brand direction, following on from their womenswear and food campaigns released back in March.
"We're delighted to have Jamie on board", marketing executive director Steven Sharp explained, "He's got a great sense of style and I think the ads look fantastic". Redknapp too, seems enthused by the new campaign deal. "I was thrilled when M&S asked me to be their new face of menswear, it's such an iconic brand and one I've always held close to my heart. I always like to dress sharply and I think the M&S ranges are fantastic". The first campaign sees the sports pundit modelling clothes from the Blue Harbour range, and was shot in South Africa, and was launched yesterday. If the ads follow suit to previous seasons one thing's for sure - this isn't just any campaign, this is a Marks and Spencer's campaign...
Baring all for a shoot with iconic photographer Mario Testino, it is fair to say that Kylie Minogue's participation in this year's Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is something she holds close to her heart, with the issue being so close to home. Posing alongside fellow beauties Sienna Miller and Claudia Schiffer, the trio aim to raise over £1million for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. "It means so much to me to be part of this years' Fashion Targets Breast Cancer," the Australian singer told Vogue, "I wholeheartedly support their efforts to raise funds for vital work undertaken by Breakthrough Breast Cancer".
Only five years after being diagnosed with the disease, Miss Minogue is looking healthy, happy and as beautiful as ever for the cause, which whilst began as a small t-shirt campaign launched by Ralph Lauren back in 1994, now has the likes of M&S, River Island, Topshop, Warehouse, Laura Ashley, Coast, My-Wardrobe.com, Whistles, Superdry and Melissa Odabash on board creating special pieces to raise money for groundbreaking research, campaigning and education work. It's a hard call to pick favourites, but we'll be picking up the Olivia Rubin LBD from My-Wardrobe.com, and the Love to Love vest from Topshop. With money from the pieces going to such a good cause, we can look fabulous and feel good about it, too.
Even though it's still grey outside, we're already starting to perk up, as the first of the spring looks start to filter into the shops - and equally as ad campaigns start to hit the billboards. M&S is the latest brand (albeit high-street) to unveil the faces of it's spring campaign.
Alongside the usual suspects - Myleen, Twiggy et al - the retail giant has now added Danni Minogue,VV Brown (we know!) and Ana Beatriz Barros into the mix of cool, cute and quirky ladies. With plans to unveil the television and printed ad campaigns by March this year, we're definitely looking forward to the girls' debut.
Ever wandered what it would be like to see what was on offer on the high street at Christmas time without having to fight your way through hoards of people all with the same idea as yours? Well you needn't wander anymore as this Christmas you will be able to peruse the festive offerings on the high-street from the comfort of your sofa before deciding whether or not it is worth the mission.
Thanks to the Near West End Company, who have come up with a virtual high-street which will show the wares of shops all over the West End including Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street and Leicester Square. You'll be able to shop around for pricing before venturing out. With stores such as Liberty, M&S,John Lewis and American Apparel confirmed to have signed up to the project it looks like this could be the first stress free Christmas.
I have soft spot for Zanda Rhodes. I'm not sure whether it's because of her over-the-top designs, not to mention her ever so real looking dog bag or the fact that Jill and I met when interviewing her a couple of years back.
The Independent caught up with the designer to talk style icons and her infamous make-up looks.
"Designing lingerie has been my passion for the last 20 years," says Elle Macpherson. So naturally, the undies-designing supermodel was on hand Thursday to kick off the Fashion and Textile Museum's new exhibition, "Undercover: The Evolution of Underwear".