Today just about everyone has a clothing line or design partnership. The fact that the Kardashians have transcended beyond America to sell their label Kardashian Kollections in Dorothy Perkins in the UK is a prime example of that. You'll be pleased to know, though, that the latest murmurings of a celebrity-brand partnership is actually a good one.
According to Vogue UK, Adele might be in talks with Christopher Bailey about working on a bespoke plus-size line for Burberry Prorsum. On the face of it the news sounds a bit far-fetched. After all, while the whole trend of celebrity partnerships has reached saturation point, these collaborations tend to be with high street retailers rather than luxury brands. But the move does make sense. Burberry is a big supporter of British talent and who is flying the flag quite like Adele right now? And besides, a fashionable plus size line is definitely missing.
Beth Ditto is one of the few musicians out there that are refreshingly honest and candid, especially at a time where performers are increasingly media trained. When she commented on the whole Karl Lagerfeld-Adele issue a few weeks back, then, it came as no surprise. 'I come from a highly politicized, radically feminist, lesbian scene,' she told Vulture. 'So I can’t imagine not coming from a punk scene and adopting riot grrrl sensibilities. Not having that — can you imagine handling fame without that sort of mentality? Even navigating the world would be tough.'
The Gossip singer, who was in Cannes this week at the premiere of 'De Rouille et D'os', was also talking openly about that Evans collection that she did a few years back. 'I wish there was more confrol in that line, but there wasn't,' she revealed. 'I really wanted to do my own line that's ethically made, and I can do whatever the fuck I want with it.' But don't worry, she confirmed that she definitely sees design in her future. 'I want to make the IKEA of clothes for fat girls and boys,' she said. 'Cheap, affordable, basic - but ethically made.'
Adele's October cover of British Vogue was my favourite from the magazine last year but sadly, it didn't go down well. Despite the singer breaking records for her albums, the same isn't true for her ability to shift magazines.
'Adele is the most popular woman in the world. but one of the worst sellers we've ever had,' Alexandra Schulman revealed yesterday. 'If find there has to be a relationship with the person on the cover that goes beyond how they look. Our most successful cover was the millennium issue - which didn't have anyone on it, but acted like a mirror so you could see your own reflection.'
Karl Lagerfeld hasn't been allowed to live down those comments he said about Adele's weight. After the interview went out, the comments were constantly the subject of conversation and now they are back in the spotlight as Beth Ditto weighed in on the issue in a recent interview with the Evening Standard:
I don’t think Adele would deny that she was fat. And I bet she doesn’t. Karl Lagerfeld used to be fat himself, so you gotta think about that. He’s obviously not proud of that fact. I also think that people give him way too much power! He’s just an eccentric designer who makes amazing art but doesn’t always say the coolest shit.
And…the way I feel about Adele is, I doubt, and I hope, and I’m pretty confident, that she does not think about Karl Lagerfeld, ever. I bet that is the last thing on her mind at night. She’s falling asleep on her 85 Grammys and however many millions of albums she’s sold and however many millions of pounds that she has, and is just probably thinking, like, “You know what – all right!
Karl Lagerfeld isn't usually one to be apologetic about what he says but his recent comments about Adele seem to be the exception. After the media decided to pick up on his 'fat' comments and run with it, Lagerfeld was quick to apologise and praise the singer for her music but according to recent reports, that wasn't the only thing that he was prepapred to do to prove that he's sorry.
'Karl has been filming for the new YouTube Chanel TV channel and mentioned his plans to patch things up,' a source told The Sun. 'He told his team to send Adele the best the fashion house have to offer after hearing she collected bags. He said he really wanted to make it up to her so they could maybe work together in the future.' According to the source, the designer already has his eyes set on her as potential future face of Chanel. 'He could see her fronting a campaign for Chanel Mademoiselle bags when the contract with Blake Lively ends. He's annoyed with himself because he ended up insulting her when he meant to compliment her. He thinks she's beautiful and calls her divine.'
This month has been a big one for Adele. Last night the singer from Tottenham picked up five awards at the 2012 Grammys where she also performed for the first time since November after having problems with her voice. But that's not all. Last week we showed you a preview of her cover for US Vogue's big March issue and now the full editorial is here.
As always the looks on the red carpet at last night's Grammys were a bit hit and miss. Rihanna looked sexy but sophisticated in a black Giorgio Armani gown, Gwyneth Paltrow looked great in a black dress from Stella McCartney and so did Taylor Swift who wore a gold Zuhair Murad couture gown. Unfortunately outfits from Katy Perry, Fergie and Jessie J were disappointing.
The big winner on the night was Adele who looked beautiful in a black sequined Giorgio Armani gown and quite rightly walked away with six awards.
In December we confirmed that Adele had finally bagged herself American Vogue's March cover spot and over the weekend, this image of the cover finally dropped.
It's no secret that the magazine has a lot to live up to with this cover, especially since British Vogue had done such a great job with the singer for their October cover last year. That said, I think they pulled it off. Rather than sticking with a head shot like British Vogue did, it's good to see that they didn't crop in so much and instead, opted to show off her rather impressive clevage.
When we heard that Karl Lagerfeld would guest editor French newspaper Metro for the day, we were excited. Kaiser Karl is known for delivering a good sound bite and as you would expect, it was business as usual.
On Lana Del Rey:
I prefer Adele and Florence Welch. But as a modern singer she is not bad.The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice. Lana del Rey is not bad at all. She looks very much like a modern-time singer. In her photos she is beautiful. Is she a construct with all her implants? She's not alone with implants.
Last year was definitely the year of Arizona Muse. It's hard to think of a magazine that did not have the 23 year-old model's face in one issue or another and for the S/S12 campaign season, she seriously swept up. 2012 is already starting off strong for the model as British Vogue has just released this image of her on the cover of their Patrick Demarchelier-shot February 2012 issue.
While it's refreshing to see a smiley face, the cover doesn't strike a chord with me. The magazine has been so strong with coves in the past from their beautiful close-up shot of Adele to their most recent Charlie's Angels-style Florence Welchcover so in comparison, this feels slightly disappointing.The Prada dress, which has been doing the rounds recently, fails to detract from the earrings that have an uncanny resemblance to something Pat Butcher would have worn in Eastenders.