Céline’s SS14 campaign is out again fronted by Phoebe Philo’s number one girl (and lookalike!), Daria Werbowy. The visuals of the vibrant new collection are photographed by Juergen Teller (another side-kick apparently), and new model confirmed onboard is Julia Nobis, but it looks like there’s a third as well (?). So folks, better get used to these prints, they will pop up everywhere!
These days when trainers and sporty’ish has never been more chic, designer collaborations with good old sportswear brands are inevitable. Latest collaboration on the radar is Riccardo Tisci for Nike that will bear the logo NIKE RT, and will arrive in stores and on Nike.com this spring.
Phoebe Philo at Céline
Our global girl crush and most copied woman in the fashion sphere, Phoebe Philo creative director at Céline, has been awarded an OBE in a New Year’s Honours list, making her one of tree people in the fashion industry to be honoured on the annual register.
Philo is joined by legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath and Central Saint Martins tutor and textile designer Natalie Gibson, both of whom recieve an MBE.
For directional designers like Miuccia Prada and Phoebe Philo, it’s mostly about bold graphic art prints the coming season. If you haven’t been able to embrace (still not convinced?) the colourful wave yet, you better either do so or shy away from the 30 first ad pages in magazines this spring, first ad out is Steven Meisel for Prada, stay tuned!
Fabulous Kate Moss turns 40 in January which has inspired journalist turned artist, Russel Marshall, to host an exhibition in her honour that will include 10 iconic images available to buy on scene.
“Celebrity” can be short-lived these days” says Marshall, “but not so with Kate. While other celebs have come and gone… Kate has stayed. Kate’s not just a survivor and she’s not hanging on to fame. She grows bigger, brighter and more iconic each year.”
Kate Moss: 40 – A Retrospective, will be held at London’s Imitate Modern Gallery from January 17 until February 15, 2014.
You might have seen on this space I’ve been a fan of Monica Vinader’s jewellery for quite a while. One of the main features of the brand, is the “stacking-principle”, which works so well for both bracelets or rings, that can be mixed together making it more personal. Monicavinader.com recently launched a fun ring stacker tool, which allows you to click, drag and rotate, and put together all sorts of combinations, clever indeed!
Coinciding with my own New Year’s resolution for 2014 (a new fitness regime 2014 here we come!), H&M launches H&M Sport, a full-on activewear range of items for women, men and children. With inputs from athletes from the Swedish Olympic team, the collection emphasis on performance and includes running separates, yoga wear, water repellent pants as well as sports bras. January-pit-stop, H&M it is!
Altuzarra Pre-Fall 2014, images style.com
Hurra! I’ve been in need for top-up-inspiration lately and just in time, images of the first Pre-Fall 2014 collections are released, don’t we just love capsule collections? Finding myself dreaming of Altuzarra’s clean colour block, knee-length, mules(the heels of 2014!) – looks. All that I wanna wear right now, and we haven’t even got to live through the SS-14 collections with all their prints, metallics, and ethnic hypes yet. The confusion of fashion …
14 British designers have gathered and customised their very own unique Christmas Jumper handmade by Wool And The Gang in partnership with Westfield and British Fashion Council for Save The Children UK. The jumpers are being auctioned as we speak with entries closing today and tomorrow. Unlike other auctions it’s the lowest unique bid that wins the prize, see savethechildren.org.uk for closing times and how to enter. Happy bidding for a good cause!
The coming season is trending towards eccentric statement jewellery, especially big chunky bracelets in all varieties and colours. I personally prefer mine more on the sleek side though, and wouldn’t mind this new addition in the Hermès family, the Attelage bracelet, a minimal beauty in rose gold and silver, yum!
Yesterday The Oxford Dictionaries announced that the Word of The Year 2013 is ‘selfie’, a term that most social media users are more than familiar with.
Just like Matthew Schneier at style.com, I find the list of runners up a lot more interesting, like the term showrooming for instance. I admit I showroom from time to time for various reasons, but had no idea these actions had a name.
Do you showroom?
showrooming: the practice of visiting a shop or shops in order to examine a product before buying it online at a lower price. [ORIGIN early 21st century: from SHOWROOM ‘a room used to display goods for sale’.]
Joseph is one of my favourite british go-to-brands, and after having had a close-up look at the SS14 collection they will retain their position with polished clean cut silhouettes of high quality. Exciting news to other Joseph-fans is that the label will show on the London Fashion Week schedule for the first time in February 2014, and as a minimalist Scandinavian living in London I applaud that!
Add Norwegian jewellery brand Tom Wood on your radar if you haven’t already. Lust-worthy (!), timeless, solid, unisex rings in sterling silver, gold and quality gemstones (no platings in sight!), are my favourites, but the line also includes necklaces and earpieces, all with an androgynous feel.