Anna Dello Russo's name has been on the tip of our tongues this year as she quickly became the most sought after editor for fashion bloggers and photographers alike. To cement her new-found status, the Vogue Japan fashion director has just launched her debut fragrance, Beyond, with a campaign shot by Giampaolo Sgura.
The scent, which is said to be a combination of vanilla and almonds, will come in a golden shoe and will be available in time for Christmas. When asked about the new move she said, "Ronnie [Cooke Newhouse] defined me as an insider reality fashion star and so I thought, now is the time to do a fragrance."
As the Christmas wrapping paper is barely settling on your living room floor, we know you are already thinking about that all important New Years Eve outfit. For the fuss free option to the midnight celebrations black is best. The LBD need not be boring with this seasons obsession with sequins and metalics not to mention the return of velvet. With some envy-inducing jewellery and to-die-for shoe art, you really can't go wrong. Here's to partying into 2010 in some midnight black style.
When you're wrapping up this winter we know it's not all about keeping warm. The only way to keep the cold out this season is with oversized textured pieces. With knitwear the only rule is the chunkier the better. Quirky cut out detailing or shaggy fringing will add to the textured style of this trend. Leather, suede and fur compliment the knitwear by continuing the textile theme. Larger than life snoods and scarves are a must and you could even take up knitting, either way it's all perfect to keep you toasty this Christmas.
In addition to its existing location at Clifford St, Louis Vuitton has announced it is opening a temporary Christmas store at Selfridges London from November 2nd 2009 to January 10th 2010. The store, which will contain a 19-metre wall displaying 200 small leather goods and a window space with Louis Vuitton's "Holidazzle" animations, will wrap all gifts in unique clash-coloured ribbons, exclusive to Selfridges.
Focusing on a wide range of gift items from the Louis Vuitton portfolio, the temporary space will feature leather goods, sunglasses, belts, textiles, jewellery and city guides, as well as dog accessories, including collars, bags and leads in new colours and styles, which can be personalised by hot stamping. One of the highlights of the store will be an exclusive dog motif T-shirt designed by Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director, Marc Jacobs. The T-shirts will be available in a wide range of colours; perfect for that must-have present this Christmas.
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.