If you’re a fan like me of Topshop’s Unique line then you’re probably too will welcome the launch of Unique’s first pre-fall and resort collections. Personally I tend to like capsule collections more than the mains and judging by what I’ve seen it looks quite promising in this case too. The pre-fall 2013 collection which include silky tailored pieces and accessories (with a Celine’ish feel) lands in stores and online today.
I’m a huge fan of my friend and talented designer Noor Fares fierce fine jewellery, and her hot galactic A/W collection includes loads of mouth watering pieces with the perfect balance of lines, beauty and rawness, not to mention a few juicy carats of diamonds(!). If you got some deep pockets and want to lay your hands on any of these exclusive beauties you can pre-order her A/W 2013 collection here right now until 26th of April.
Leandra in NY September 2012, wearing skirt by Ostwald Helgason and triobag by Celine.
A girl right up my street, who’s certainly gifted with a lovely attitude, style and writing skills, blogger Leandra Medine aka The Man Repeller, has written her first book. I will for sure lay my hands on it and expect nothing less than hilarious content. The book ‘Seeking Love. Finding Overalls.’ can be pre-ordered on Amazon, release date 10′th of September.
If I wasn’t home in London right now waiting impatiently for this baby to arrive(!) I would have been in Milan with my Tod’s girls Martha, Carolina and Noor for the book launch of Timeless Icon, and also had the chance to meet Tod’s new creative director (announced this week), former creative director at Valentino, Alessandra Facchinetti.
Wishing I was with you beautiful bright ladies, but next time I will for sure!
Note the smashing python shoulder bags, they are my favourite pieces in Tod’s SS13 collection.
Today I popped by Vassilisa’s showroom and had a closer inspection on Nadja Solovieva’s SS13 collection, and gosh does it include some amazing printed silk and cashmere scarves that I wouldn’t mind have hanging around my neck come spring. I couldn’t leave empty handed and brought something incredible soft and luxurious along home with me, yeah!
The last couple of days there’s been a rumour flying in the wind that Alexander Wang has been a likely candidate to replace Nicolas Ghesquiere as Creative Director at Balenciaga. According to WWD the rumour has been confirmed true to market sources and an announcement from the fashion house is expected to be released this week.
If you have your ways through London from now until 3′rd of March then a hot address in town is the new Valentino exhibition that opens tomorrow at the Somerset House. It promises to be a journey into the secretive world of Italian couture and includes everything from exquisite couture designs, photographs and screenings, add that to your calendar.
In courtesy of Saint Lauren Paris
I’m not the one who shy away from gender-mix and matches and just absolutely love Saint Lauren’s Spring 2013 campaign for men. These beautiful shots are photographed by Hedi Slimane himself, and modelled by Dutch beauty Saskia de Brauw, in parhaps what Slimane does the best, tailored skinny for men!
Guess if I turned a little starstruck yesterday when Grace Coddington signed my latest book addition, her autobiography “A Memoir” at Browns Fashion. She’s such a talented graceful beautiful woman that I have my deepest respect for and I cannot wait to dig into this gorgeous book during my Christmas-days-off.
This morning I enjoyed looking through my new beautiful Kate book while sipping to a cup of ginger-mint-tea with fennel and lemon, a new obsession of mine(!), the tea I mean.
If you already are the owner of the book (if not you’ll find it here), and perhaps would like to meet Kate in person, then you can bring it with you tomorrow the 15′th (between 5pm and 7pm), to Marc Jacob’s Bookmarc store in Mayfair and have it signed. If you’re not queueing up for yourself it would sure make a great Christmas gift to a fashion loving friend…….
Nicolas Ghesquière by Alessandro Garofalo/indigitalteam.com via style.com
A little unexpected news are that one of my favourite designers, Nicolas Ghesquière, and Balenciaga are parting ways after 15 years with Nicolas at the helm of the iconic fashion house. According to WWD, the split is a joint decision on both parts and no further news on what’s next has been confirmed.
Kate by Kate Moss - Rizzoli
If you’re a little nutty about Kate Moss like me, you’ve probably added her soon the be released “Kate”, already to your Christmas wishlist. This book will for sure include some iconic fashion images, and will come in 8 different covers photographed by Mario Testino, Corinne Day, Inez & Vinoodh, Craig McDean, Mert & Marcus, David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, and Juergen Teller. Publishing date November 6′th and yours for £50.