The January Jones and Versace lovefest continues. Donatella has already made the actress the face of the brand and teamed up with her on a red carpet only collection but doesn't want to stop there. The brand has launched a collection of glasses named after the star. The collection, named January J, will feature two sunglasses and one optical style inspired by the 50s and 60s and all things 'Mad Men'.
Recent reports showed that Christina Hendricks was the person sending many women to go under the knife last year in order to achieve her hourglass figure, so it hardly comes a surprise that the Mad Men star has been snapped up to front a campaign. Last week news broke that the actresses has already been shot for Vivienne Westwood's jewelery campaign.
We think it's a perfect match and Hendricks agrees. 'She is my favourite designer. As a young girl I would cut out pictures of her dresses from magazines, although I was never able to afford them....'Even now I only have one in my closet. The lovely thing now is that I can borrow them and they fit so well, unlike some designer clothes.’
This season was all about colour for Jill Stuart. Moving away from the monochromatic neutral palette, for fall Stuart sent models down the runway in pleated dresses in bright red, peach and navy blue. Ladylike styles came in patchwork styles such as a dress with silver metallic pleats and black detail along the neckline but with a nude centre. "I am loving colour right now. People need it," she told the Canadian Press. Dresses also came printed with foxes, wolves and owl prints inspired by the designer's interest in nature and forests.
The collection definitely had a vintage feel about it. A tweed skirt came in a midi-length, reminiscent of all things 'Mad Men', teamed with a simple black crew neck top and fur jacket. Lindsey Wixson walked down the runway in a red dress at the same length teamed with a fur scarf. A metallic leather skirt also came below the knee teamed with a feminine nude and black blouse. "I'm loving right now anything just above the knee or below it at mid-calf," she said backstage.
The first image of January Jones' Versace campaign has been released and strangely, she's not wearing much Versace. Jones was stripped bare (literally) for the brand's latest campaign, sporting only a pair of white heeled sandals and a bag stategically placed to preserve her modesty.
It was not a surprise when Donatella Versace announced that Jones will front the campaign, as the actress is often seen wearing the brand on the red carpet and most notbaly made their S/S11 collection run late last season as they waited for her to arrive. When asked about her choice, Versace told WWD that she's "always on the lookout for the next Versace blonde,"
Just in case we didn't know that Jones stars in 'Mad Men' the actress was given distinctive sixities hair and make-up.
OrlaKiely showed her latest collection by way of a presentation in the Portico Rooms earlier today. Staying true to her signature style of colour, pattern and texture, the Autumn/Winter 2010 collection featured prim and proper shift dresses, Peter Pan-inspired collared shirts, drop-waist coats, preppy blazers, tailored high-waisted androgynous trousers and lots more.
Her use of leaf and petal prints, and a colour palette full of plums, purples, burnt oranges and ochre, made us wish it was autumn already. And just when we thought we couldn't love the collection any more, out came the standout piece: a mustard-velvet nipped waist dress with a delicate (waist) bow detail for added girlie factor. Having fallen in love with each and every piece, it was only natural that we seek out Mrs Kiely and find out her inspiration behind the collection.
Christina Hendricks sported a sheer black lacy number to the Badgley Mischka show, her first-ever fashion-week appearance, for which she brought her mom as a plus-one. For makeup, she went for the clean-faced look favoured on the fall runways.