When Victoria Beckham recently tweeted that she was being fitted by Giles Deacon shortly after posting an image of a microphone, people naturally assumed that the fitting was for The Spice Girls' opening ceremony outfits. It looks like we were all wrong, or at least that's what Mel B's stylist Stephanie Kradjian wants us to think.
Today the stylist took to twitter to respond to the rumours, saying that the reports are false. '@Fashion_Critic_ As @OfficialMelB Stylist I can assure this information is absolutely not true...' she tweeted but that doesn't mean that we should dismiss the reports altogether. After all, this wouldn't be the first time I stylist tried to throw us off the scent.
Do you want to see the girls wear Giles on the weekend?
Rachel Zoe has truly been the big success story over the past few years. Back in 2007 she was known for styling the likes of Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan. Fast forward to 2012 and she is the designer behind a brand that continues to exceed sales expectations and is stocked in just about every international fashion department store that matters. And of course, her styling clientele reads continues to read like the who's who of Hollywood.
With that in mind, it was only a matter of time before Zoe parted ways with Bravo on her hit reality show, 'The Rachel Zoe Project'. After all, with her new success does she really need it anymore? “It’s been four seasons, it’s in 20 countries,” she told WWD. “Businessmen watch it, bankers, I get a lot of hits from a lot of different demos. So do I need it? I don’t know. After four years, maybe there’s something to be said for starting something new.”
There are lots of not-so-glamorous parts of the job, especially when you're starting out. In the beginning, I did my own pickups and returns on my Vespa, and I used my brother's art gallery as a base for shoots—he wanted to kill me! I had never assisted anyone. I just started doing my own shoots and making my own mistakes—big mistakes. But the good thing about making a mistake by yourself is that you never do it again. I didn't know how expensive it was to ship a box from Milan to Paris, and I spent 2,000 euros sending outfits from Yves Saint Laurent. I was in tears on the phone with UPS, like, Oh my god, I could buy a pair of Manolos, a coat, and a Prada dress for that!
It's only a week before Nicola Formichetti makes his debut at Thierry Mugler at the menswear shows and anticipation is building. In a piece written last week, Cathy Horyn explained that the stylist was in Montreal photographing Rick 'Rico' Genest, his muse. According to Horyn, his whole body is covered with a tattoo of a skelton which is said to be a hint of what's yet to come.
Just to get us that little bit more excited Formichetti released an official image from his 'Anatomy of Change' collection and more images will revealed on the Mugler website in the run up to the show on the 19th.
In another twist to the Rachel Zoe - Taylor Jacobson saga, last week it was revealed that Kate Beckinsale has hired Zoe's former assistant as her personal stylist. According to reports, the actress' wardrobe at the Cannes FIlm Festival was all down to Jacobson. As Beckinsale was a former client of Zoe's it looks like this drama is set to continue for the foreseeable future.
Despite Stefano Tonchi saying that he "should be set" regarding his new team at W, rumour has it that he may be recruiting Anna Dello Russo as fashion director at the magazine. On the contrary, the magazine's current fashion director Alex White doesn't seem to be going anywhere any time soon leading many to believe that this is nothing more than a rumour.
Daily Front Row points out that "Dello Russo essentially hires photographers and stylists for Japanese Vogue...which someone's gotta do at W, right? (Without [former creative director] Dennis Freedman, who had twenty-year-old relationships with A-list photogs like Michael Thompson, Mert & Marcus, and Bruce Weber, there's a real void in that category.)"
Yesterday, the Fash Pack were lucky enough to join ELLEon the London leg of their regional tour on the quest to find an uber shop girl or boy to be crowned the winner of their Shop Girl to Stylist competition. The last few weeks has seen the magazine's fashion team travel across the country to meet and talk to hopefuls, answer questions and share their own career experiences.
Yesterday morning saw the magazine's senior fashion editor Natalie Wansbrough-Jones in the Karen Millen store in London's Westfield. "It's been going really well," she said before the event began. "It's really cool to get out there and talk to the people who read ELLE and have a one-on-one and get to chat to them," she said.