Saturday, 26 March 2011

Carine Roitfeld

After 10 years at Vogue Paris, editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld up and left shocking many and leaving us wondering where she would be heading next. Rumours of her working with Tom Ford, heading to Harpers or even starting her own publication were buzzing around the fashion world, everyone just waiting for her to announce her next move.

Finally we have the answer; she has been hired by Barneys New York. According to WWD she will be serving as guest editor and stylist working closely with creative director Dennis Freedman and photographer Mario Sorrenti for the stores window displays and fall advertisements.

Roitfeld did inform WWD that she would love to work on a magazine again one day and suggested that she be happy to do a number of things as long as she could keep her freedom.

Images taken from: thefashionspot via WWD

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Vogue.It against Pro-Ana

Editor of Italian Vogue, Franca Sozzani has launched a campaign to put an end to Pro-Ana websites, she explains that fashion is always blamed for young girls developing eating disorders such as Anorexia so it is important for it to be behind the proposed ban on the sites.

Last year for a uni project I research this matter myself and spoke to several girls about their use of pro-eating disorder sites, here is an extract:

Websites that promote eating disorders as a lifestyle have always been around but as social networking sites grow as do these pro-eating disorder websites.

Many users of these sites believe there are two types of pro-ED websites. One which actively encourages people to develop and continue eating disorders. These are the type that should be banned as there is no place for them. However many pro-ED websites are places to go for help when you aren’t at a place where recovery is possible and by banning them we would be taking away that support. Eating Disorder Awareness Company B-EAT believe the main reason people access these sites is to gain support or acceptance from others going through the same issues. Previous users of these sites often believe that they should be monitored rather than closed down altogether.

In a survey last year of 600 young people suffering with some form of eating disorder, 92% said they felt as if they could not talk to anyone about it. So it’s really no wonder these sites are popular, even when not fully involved with the site people can still feel like they belong. If this is the place people suffering with eating disorders can really seek acceptance banning them could cause more harm than good, these sites can often help people to recover with support from other users

The environment which surrounds us is constantly influencing our attitudes and behaviours and with the growing availability of such websites the influence that they are able to exert sets a dangerous trap which many insecure girls could fall. For this reason these websites need to be monitored and controlled. An outright ban could be potentially more damaging due to the emotional support that can be found within these communities. Those who go searching for emotional support on these websites may be better off considering recovery lead websites so as not to fall victim to the negative messages found within a vast majority of pro-eating disorder websites.

(Names of interviewees were removed for their privacy)

Friday, 18 March 2011

H&M Conscious Collection

The Conscious Collection due to be launched in April will offer garments made from environmentally friendly materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester and Tencel. White is a key colour every spring so the designers of this collection used various shades of the colour to create a minimalist collection given a feminine touch with the use of lace, frills and draping.

The collection is made up of key spring pieces such as crochet shorts, floaty skirts and dresses for both day and night. More tailored pieces include a white blazer and pleated trousers.

Eco fashion is a really key trend at the moment so this is sure to be a hit, especially as it goes further than just offering organic cotton. Prices for the collection are pretty much the same as the regular H&M line so it’s the perfect time to update your spring wardrobe.

Images sourced from: H&M website

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Hair & Makeup AW2011

Dries Van Noten

Yohji Yamamoto

Viktor & Rolf

Louise Gray




Vivienne Westwood- Red Label





Derek Lam

Completely loving the gold on Dries Van Noten and Rodarte this is going to be my summer makeup as it won't be too heavy when/if it heats up. Derek Lam is also a favourite, I did a softer version of this when I went to LFW but it might be time to layer on the silver eyeshadow.

Images taken from: TFS

Friday, 11 March 2011

Best of the shoes

Viktor & Rolf

Topshop Unique

Jil Sander

Comme Des Garcons


Louis Vuitton

Giambattista Valli

Miu Miu

Alexander McQueen

Dries Van Noten


What were your favourite shoes this season?

Images taken from:Topshop blog, TFS and thecutblog

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Best of the invites

Bora Aksu


House of Holland

Louis Vuitton

Proenza Schouler

Richard Nicoll


Stella McCartney
Topshop Unique

Vivienne Westwood- Red Label

I have a little addiction to fashion show invites, some have amazing artwork and these were some of my favourites this season.

What were your favourite invites this fashion season?

Images taken from: TFS

Miu Miu

Miu Miu, Fall 2011, PFW

Miu Miu always wins me over and with gold glitter shoes I’m not really sure how anyone could dislike it.

The fall collection had a real ladylike feel to it, I know a lot of people are probably fed up of strong shoulders but I could never be bored of them. The silhouettes were reminiscent of the 40s complete with cat eye glasses whilst the oversized clutch bags are reminiscent of my mother’s knitting bag which I will be stealing when I go home for Easter.

There was also a Japanese influence to the collection with beautiful printed dresses pulled in at the waist with cummerbunds.

Images taken


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