Grace Woodward may have left the X Factor but she's been keeping busy. The Britain's Got Talent judge has just launched Stylist Pick with Louise Roe and four other celebrity stylists.
The concept is simple. For £39.99 a month their team of experts will select a range of shoes and bags for you each month in light of the current trends. Don't be worried about the membership fee. If you want to cancel for a month, you can do it at the click of a button.
If that wasn't good enough - following in the footsteps of the Olsens with Style Mint - your selection of pieces each month is completely personalised. After competing a brief questionnaire, their stylists will pick the best pieces to suit your fashion personality as well as providing tailor made advice on how to wear each piece.
Samples were really delayed based off of new techniques we were using, and we decided instead of putting a halfway thing together and rushing through it, to move it, and we were fortunate to be able to move it to Paris. Thank God for our team. Everyone pulled together, and we were able to deliver a beautiful presentation in Paris
Any hopes we had of Balmainia hitting our wardrobes on a more accessible budget any time soon were shattered, as a Balmain spokesperson quashed rumours - "There is no Balmain lower priced line. What I think you might be referring to is a capsule collection that was prepared for some Parisian retailers. Christophe Decarnin wasn't involved in that project. The brand has decided to not repeat the experience, preferring to concentrate all its efforts on the mainline."
Whilst this is rather upsetting, there may be another way for us to introduce the label into our outfits for the coming season. Following suit with Diane von Furstenberg, the Olsens and Alexander Wang, Balmain are launcing their first ever sunglasses collection this spring, in collaboration with Oliver Peoples. "The unisex Balmain I... hits stores this March, while the second, Balmain II, arrives at the end of the year," says Style.com, although prices still start at $595, so we're still keeping our fingers crossed for a diffusion range.
The Olsens and Alexander Wang - and 28 other fashion designers - have reason to celebrate now that the CFDA has announced its new members. Inductees for 2009 also include Jason Wu, Maria Pinto and Chris Benz, among others.
Current CFDA President Diane von Furstenburg has made inclusiveness her priority, inducting 28 to 31 members the past two years, compared to about 15 to 18 per year under former presidents. CFDA executive director Steven Kolb told WWD: "Diane's whole approach to fashion and design is inclusiveness. She always refers to the CFDA as her extended family."
New inductees will be honoured at a private reception at Manhattan's Four Seasons on Oct. 21.