Louis Vuitton's new collaboration with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama might not have been the most obvious partnership but clearly they were onto something because the collection has been a complete sell out.
This week Selfridges confirmed that the polka-dot collection has repeatedly sold out and according to the brand, it's their most successful partnership with an artist ever. In other words, it's pretty safe to say that it's one of the biggest collaborations between the art and fashion world of all time. To celebrate the success, the department store has added a giant Yayoi above the front doors of their Oxford street store.
Eudon Choi is doing really well. Last season he debuted his first on-schedule show at London Fashion week after previously showing at Vauxhall Fashion Scout and now this year's success has been topped up by Selfridges becoming his exclusive stockist.
'I first saw Eudon's work at his spring/summer 2012 Vauxhall Fashion Scout show,' Selfridges contemporary womenswear buying manager Gary Edgley told Vogue. 'I was instantly attracted to his style it's a great fir for Selfridges. I liked his clean minimal style and the way that he pushed volume in the silhouette, particularly in his spring/summer 2012 trousers. The ethos is an increasing marriage of masculine and feminine ideas. It's for women with a strong will.'
If you were not amongst the lucky few invited to the launch party of Karl Lagerfeld's new dedicated space in Selfridges, don't worry. You can watch all of the bets bits from the evening including interviews with Daphne Guinness, Tallulah Harlech and the man himself in this short round-up video.
As we speak guests are waiting for Karl Lagerfeld to arrive at the opening of his new space in Selfridges (he was supposed to an hour an a half ago) and unveil his Olympics-themed collection but Vogue.com managed to get a sneak peak of the collection earlier on today.
The collection, which is priced between £95 to £325, features the designer's signature collars but rather than in white, they come in gold, silver and bronze metallic options. Gold also appears on a pair of trousers and a biker jacket and I'm sure will run through the whole range. If you like what you see you won't have long to wait because the collection will be available to buy in the pop-up store on the third floor tomorrow.
Karl Lagerfeld has done a lot with American department stores and retailers. Last year he most notably designed that uber successful capsule collection for Macy's and made a surprise appearance at the Herald Square store and now he's finally spreading the love on this side of the pond.
Today Selfridges announced that the designer is launching a space dedicated to his eponymous brand to coincide with the Olympics Games in the London store. The space will officially be opened by the designer on July 24, just three days before the Games begin. To tap into the Games even more, the designer has also created an Olympic-themed capsule collection called Team Karl, which be available at the department store in a temporary pop-up shop before being introduced into the space in January.
With the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations just around the corner, so are the special products available and the latest comes from Georgia Hardinage. The British designer, who is known for dressing everyone from Lady Gaga to Beyonce, has partnered up with Lancôme to create a special limited edition bottle for two of their popular fragrances.
Each bottle of their Visionnaire and Génifique bottles have been hand painted by the designer with theLancôme sceptre appearing on the former and their crown on the latter - and that's not all. All of the outer boxes feature one of four Union Jack drawings and on May 31 and June 7 between 6pm and 9:30pm, Georgia will be on hand in Selfridges personalising bottles with customers names.
If you're loving all things sporty this season, you have 3.1. Phillip Lim to thank because the contemporary brand was one of the major players championing the trend for spring - and it gets better. This morning the designer flew to London to celebrate the launch of his pop-up shop in Selfridges, which features several of the key looks from the S/S12 collection.
Also on offer in the special pop-up is a edited selection of the A/W12 accessories ahead of the launch of the mainline accessories line at the department store in July. Favourites like the 31 Hour bag and the Pashli are still there for fall but come in rich tones like burgundy and fail safe black.
Take a look though the gallery to see my favourite pieces from the S/S12 collection.
MAC have partnered with Selfridges on the launch of a new space on the department store's third floor devoted to make-up application.
Don't worry, the beauty counters on the ground floor will still be there but in addition, the new space will allow customers to have their make-up applied either for a simple day look or for a special occasion or night out. The service will also provide short lessons to customers showing them how to apply their make-up and a 90 minute bridal lesson is also available.
'Selfridges constantly strives to bring new, exciting experiences and retail theatre to our customers which is why we are so proud to bring the new worldwide exclusive concept of MAC on 3 to our London flagship store,' Jayne Demuro, head of beauty at Selfridges, told ELLE UK. 'This will be the first time we have housed a beauty brand permanently outside our Beauty Hall and celebrate a new chapter in the partnership between MAC and Selfridges.'
The service launched at Selfridges Oxford service today. To book an appointment call 0870 192 5610.
Last year ended on a busy note for Christian Louboutin as the brand celebrated their 20th anniversary. In September they announced the launch of their first book and in November hosted a big party in Barneys New York to celebrate their anniversary window displays and also announced the dates of their debut UK retrospective.
But the celebrations don't end there. Yesterday they opened an intimate concept store at London's Selfridges. Open from February 27 to April 1, the pop-up will showcase a special anniversary collection of shoes comprised of 20 shoes, one for each year that the brand has been running, alongside some of the key styles from the S/S12 collection.
She and Lee didn't get on. Lee had offended her at the party where I first met her and Amy never forgave him. When he sent her a dress to say sorry she put it on the barbecue. She also spat on one of his dresses at Selfridges which she had to pay for because she had soiled it. At first she refused then she just said, 'Fine - but tell Alexander McQueen I ruined his dress'."
The singer's ex boyfriend, Archie Reed, told the Daily Mail