The BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund is one of the most important and highly respected fashion prizes and this year they will be having eight nominees. The winner will be announced in the March issue of VOGUE. Calgary Avansino, executive fashion editor meets each designer in their studio in what will they do if they won and what does the nomination means to them.
I choose two of my favorite shoe designers, Charlotte Olympia and Nicholas Kirkwood.
Casadei must be one of my favorite designers to shop for shoes, even though the heels are a meter long they are the comfiest ever. For Casadei pre-fall's collection bright colors is the main theme. Bright pink, emerald green, royal blue and fire red - it's by far the best four colors. You can wear the shoes anywhere and anytime, the thing that I love about Casadei you can go from day to night wearing their shoes and feel absolutely poised and elegant.
The platform and wedges are the biggest trends for Spring/Summer 2011 and it's continuing to pre-fall! I loved the blue and gold wedge, these two colors fit together. There are many other collections by Casadei and their classic peep-toe pumps are a must have! Be sure to check out their website for more.
Topshop hand in hand has joined forces with the film maker Tyrone Le Bon, Stylist Beth Fenton creating a fashion film full of trends, style and designs from Spring/Summer 2011. From button up blouses, fringed kimonos, billowing flares, frayed pants and all the must haves! Starring models Esme and Kat making it a fun venture dressing up and enjoying their time. Get inspired and be wowed!
Herve Leger by Max Azria is one of my favorite spring/summer collections this season, and after seeing their ad campaign I loved it even more. Olga Sherer was chosen to be the face of Herve Leger this spring. The theme was very elegant, old french inspired, and romantic atmosphere. Lensed by the Swedish photographer Camilla Akrans.
Since of the 1st of February Emmanuelle Alt became the Editor in Chief of Vogue Paris after Carine Roitfeld stepping down from her position. Vogue Paris which is celebrating its 90 years anniversary is one of the top 10 fashion magazines world wide.
Choosing Emmanuelle is a wise step she has the new face of Vogue is extravagant ides, concepts that will be a good feature for Vogue Paris. She can do anything in fashion from A to Z. Alt is a respected stylist internationally, an editor and knows the world of press just like her name. In the February issue she styled over two editorials, which are magnificent!
She has the all the qualities, becoming an editor in Vogue just makes her list of achievements longer. “Her style is her big shoulders, long legs, tight jeans, sleeves up to the elbow, one hip out. I personally like her. She’s a handsome French woman. She has a style, but is it enough to make a whole magazine? As editor in chief, she may blossom," Karl Lagerfeld said. Also Lagerfeld added that he would leave some judgments after seeing some issues produced by Alt.
As you all know by now that Tom Ford's second women's ready-to-wear collection won't be showed down a runway but instead Tom is doing press appointments at his Ford's London showroom during London Fashion Week, instead of NYFW like the previous year. The magazine editors will be allowed but unfortunately no news reporters. A Ford spokesman confirmed, "There will only be a small presentation for international monthly magazines."
This means that all the editors will be heading to London this fashion week. Many speculations was going around that Keira Knightley is the new face of Tom Ford the next six years, this is untrue! A spokesman from Ford said, " Keira is just modeling the collection for the first time in six years. She is not the new face of the brand." I really can't wait to see what Tom Ford has install for us this collection!
Camilla Belle looks gorgeous as usual, on her recent appearance to Conan's show to promote her new movie, From Prada to Nada. She looked absolutely beautiful wearing an orange neon dress from Jil Sander Spring 2011 dress. The color suited her perfectly! Her makeup and hair do was very radiant and simple, I loved her look.
Camilla Belle all glammed up behind the curtains right before walking out on Conan's stage.
A Kuwaiti based company, Violet Concept Store has a mission to bringing one of the finest French leather and fabric straps of watches to the Middle-East. You can have custom made straps, personalized leathers from the best watch brands out there.
Violet Concept Store was established in 2009 dedicated to ultimate quality and personalized creations. Any watches you own from the high-end jewelers Violet can change it and give you the way you want designs, custom made.
Watches are an essential to every women and it always speaks elegance. Violet Concept Store exclusively design your straps done by you and changes the design of your watch. There's always a secret behind switching straps, if you have a worn out leather and switch it to another color, leather or design it's like you have a totally new owned watch! It's amazing how straps can make a difference.
Aishwarya Rai looks incredibly gorgeous gracing Vogue India cover, in this subtle undertone with both evil against good. The mix between her dark clothes and light location and makeup! She wore a piece from Roksanda Illincic Spring 2010 collection, that looks better on her than on the model. And also the same outfit was worn by the stylist guru Anna Dello Rosso! I think Vogue India has stepped up their game with this high-fashion photo, the best for all February issues!
Since technology is taking over the world and invading the fashion industry by a storm with applications, laptop-iPad-iPod cases, and many more. For this reason Jimmy Choo has been added to the list of labels that are providing to-die-for cases for all our techno's! Jimmy Choo released amazing laptop cases that looks incredibly fashionable, especially the snakeskin, I adored it!
Ryan elaphe laptop case, Left: Patent-leather. Right: Snakeskin.
Stolen Girlfriends Club is a mix of pop culture and the influence of music in designs. The vision and creativity of the label is to create collections that look very simple yet hard to make and perfection to the last detail. This brand is made all the way from New Zealand, and has a wide comunity of celebrity followers the likes of Kate Bosworth, Daisy Lowe, and Juliette Lewis.
The Co-founders of the label and directors, Luke Harwood, Marc Moore and Dan Gosling are creating an international brand working with fashion forward brands. I loved their harem pants, long jersey dresses and loose blouse! Many of their pieces are very wearable and you can mix them with anything.
Hogan's Spring/Summer 2011 ad campaign is full of life and enthusiasm. One of my favorite style optimum and ideal model, Olivia Palermo was chosen to be the face of Hogan. She looked flawless and classy! I always love how Olivia looks effortlessly sexy and glamourous in all her campaigns and editorials!
Burberry reveals the duo models, Jourdan Dunn and Sacha M'Baye as the February 'Biker' couple in their Spring/Summer 2011 ad campaign. Jourdan Dunn seems to be a favorite of Burberry walking down the runway during fashion week and appearing in ad campaigns!
A beautiful limited edition makeup beauty collection by Paul & Joe awaits us. Out this spring covered in floral packages looking all blossomed up. All of the collection are spring inspired with light pink colored lipstick, lime green nail polish, illuminate-nude and pink eye shadows. Also a powder compact case, which you can re-fill whenever its finished. I'm a big fan of Paul & Joe lipsticks they look amazing and the colors are lovely!
You can purchase it in any Paul & Joe boutique and from asos.com/
Spring and summer is here, my god how wonderful are the collections? We all want a piece of everything! Let me say it's always hard choosing the perfect outfits, gowns, shoes, bags and accesories. These new videos are your trend guide to spring/summer 2011 what's hot and what's not. Including exclusive footage, interviews and styling.
- Imran Amed, Founder/Editor, The Business of Fashion
- Stacey Duguid, Executive fashion editor, ELLE UK
- Jay Thompson, Executive fashion editor, In Style
- Hanelli Mustaparta, Ex-Model Stylist and Fashion blogger
- Ann-Sofie Johansson, Head of Design, H&M
All of them are a part of H&M EPK (Electronic Press kit).
I enjoyed watching the two videos there are many tips, ideas and sneak peaks to what should be in our spring/summer wardrobes.
I came across this amazing desginer Yvonne yvonne that has lovely bags, capsule collections and accseories! This Gigi handbag grabbed my attention the most. It reminded me a lot of Hermes Kelly with a mix of Roger Vivier handbag, but this has a twist here and there. The good thing about this bag you could wear it day or night!
Gigi handbag comes in different colors and leathers with a long strap so it could be carried both ways! I really loved the rich red, it's a very appealing color.
This must be one of the most amazing nail art I've ever seen! I was going through some blogs and found this Louboutin intellect nail vanish. You can wear your Louboutin on your fingertips and soles! It's one of a kind and superb idea, Love it.
The gorgeous star of Gossip Girl Leighton Meester has graced Glamour Italy cover wearing a Gucci Spring/Sumer gold fringed dress. Leighton looks beautiful with flawless make up and natural hair do. It seems like the cast of Gossip Girl are keeping themselves busy off-shootings with photo shoots, editorials and ad campaigns.
Photographed by Giampaolo Sgura.
Behind the scenes with Leighton Meester at her Glamour Italy photo shoot
Miu Miu is celebrating with all of the loved ones on Valentine's day. Its a capsule collection that will be launching this week world wide! The collection features iPad cases, clutches, satchels, with a girly touch and flower applique jewels.
I loved the color red and shiny leather, it's such a gorgeous gift. The bracelet and head bands looks pretty too, the girly capsule collection is amazing!
If your searching for the perfect day/night clutch I have the ideal choice for you. One of my all time favorite clutch is the most known world wide, Knot intrecciato by Bottega Veneta. Net-A-Porter has a wide selection with beautiful colors, they are to die for! You can go from day to night, wear them summer or winter, and more importantly their perfect for any occasion.
I own two and I totally love it! They always make a statement and look superb with any gown or clothes.
This Spring's biggest trend are platforms! From Chanel to Balenciaga to Marc Jacobs, every designer has opted to design the best platforms. I'm so in love with the strappy sandals platforms, pumps platforms and slippers. Let me say myself this trend might be the best ever, it's very comfortable and looks great with everything.
The platforms comes in different leathers and colors, my favorite are earthy tones they are amazing! As for my favorite leather, pythons; they are always in style and look fabulous. Make sure to get many platforms for you spring and summer travels!