Beautiful Hand of Fatima necklace.
I love how she mixed two different material pieces from the Antipodium A/W11 collection. A cotton tide print top and a light chiffon tide print maxi skirt.
Temperley’s ‘Grace’ SS12 collection battles a new take on classical
decadent romance. Typical crystal encrusted gowns, beautiful silhouettes,
delicate lace and rich satin sit alongside bold flashes of colour, shots of
animal print, graphic floral’s and quirky fringing bringing a new, fresh focus
to luxury as unique statements collide with gorgeous, feminine shapes for a
timeless but innovative collection.
The collection toys with transparencies, creating exquisite shapes
with body-hugging dresses and tailored shirts complete with French lace and
golden crystal drops. The silhouettes appear elongated, sensual and unique
drawing upon the divide between the typical sights of gentle pearls that become
entwined with satin 70’s headbands and graphic prints.
The colours saw the usual representatives of a sensual, lady like
collection with creams, sweet pastels and gentle nudes that were sliced through
with dramatic navy and harsh whites as Temperely creates a contemporary but yet
traditional take on romance.
Draping’s of silk satin and shimmering sequins teamed with
brilliant, glossy red lips added the perfect edge to highlight Temperley’s
renowned craftsmanship. Fluid, clean lines and classic detail contrasted
against oversized prints, flowing kimono capes and new colours finish this
ultra glamorous, elegant collection that casts a thrilling new light on tradition.
Image from: www.mydaily.com
We’re very excited to have Eleni Sendona from Fashionality guest blogging for us during New York Fashion Week.
Make sure you keep your eyes glued to the TellusFashion blog from the 8th because Fashionality has promised us an exciting read. They told us: “Fashionality is going to attend most fashion parties, events and shows and provide you with many amazing photos, spicy gossips, runway and street fashion news as well as some videos.”
Fashionality is an English-language, Greek fashion and lifestyle blog which invites its readers to: “Enter the land of style and live a day-to-day fashionable experience, one that fills you up with wonderful images, real action photos, spicy or sophisticated comments, news and tips.”
Right now Eleni is sifting through invitations and organising her planner ready to brace the fashion craziness of Fashion Week and of course tell us all about it.
Let us know what you think of Fashionality’s blog by leaving a comment on her posts starting tomorrow.
veuve clicquot polo classic 2011
Image by Tommy Ton for GQ
Image by Tommy Ton for GQ
image by Tommy Ton for GQ
Image by Tommy Ton for GQ
image by Tommy Ton for GQ
image by Tommy Ton for GQ
Prince Harry, Nacho Figueras
Hugh Jackman, Nacho Figueras
At the Dior Fall 2011 couture show studio director Bill Gaytten and first assistant Susanna Venegas took the final bow. Just last week it was rumored that Gaytten may be in the running for the top job at Dior, and when asked about these rumors backstage after the show if he wanted to be the Dior creative director, he replied, “Yeah, I do,” adding: “I’m not a fool.”
Which might just be a dream, according to Style.com who called his collection “a misjudged effort to impress an alien thumbprint on an aesthetic that, for better or worse, is one of the fashion industry’s most clearly defined”). Ouch now that has got to hurt on every level, only time will tell of the out come. Now if there was any truth to the rumors they might have just been squashed with that one statement.
For Giorgio Armani’s Fall 2011 Prive collection, which he called a homage to the country. It was inspired by Japan who he has always admired for their“captivating culture and the refined sense of aesthetic”, and was “profoundly moved by the tragic events that came about by the earthquake last March”. This collection has printed floral silk patterns graced skirts, bow belts emulated the obi, stiff headdresses with chopsticks sticking out to give hints to the sculpted hair of a geisha, and the primarily black collection stuck to a pin-thin silhouette that is always slimming which can never be wrong.
Karl Lagerfeld, Fall 2011 collection called “Les Allures de Chanel, which means “The Chanel Allure. Focused on the dark using colours like blacks, greys, and midnight blues (save a couple of pops of fuchsia). At the show this season the set featured a statue of Coco Chanel placed atop a neon-lit rendering of the Place Vendome column, and for the finale, the toecaps of the models’ boots lit up. Lagerfeld said his focus for the collection was “a play on masculine-feminine – pairings of straight up-and-down silhouettes, versus curvy ones, cut from the same fabric.”
After eight years of deliberately avoiding the runway, Azzedine Alaia closed out the Fall 2011 couture season. The collection had models dresses in velvet gowns and Mongolian lamb coats with Josephine Baker in the background singing “Je suis snob” and Beyonce’s “Girls Who Run the World,” as guests Sofia Coppola (with daughter Romy Mars), Kanye West, and Donatella Versace looked on; no one from Vogue was said to be in attendance (wonder why?)
At the end guest serenaded the designer to a 10-minute standing ovation and the French culture minister Frederic Mitterrand had to drag Azzedine shyly from backstage for the designer to take a final bow. Afterwards, Versace rushed backstage to congratulate the “master” designer: “It was amazing. I’m so glad I’m here. I wanna steal the boots actually, but I better not.” When asked why Mitterrand chose to attend only Alaia’s show during couture, he replied: “Designers all have a world – but Alaia has a universe.”
Jean Paul Gaultier
For his Fall 2011 couture, Jean Paul Gaultier decided to give his label the ballet treatment, after seeing Black Swan. Which explain, the tutu-like peplums on jackets, toe shoe-inspired heels, and a prevalence of black feathers (in a nod to the Darren Aronofsky’s aforementioned film). Adding a bit of ’90s glamour to the show he cast Eve Salvail, the model with the bald, tattooed head, who hasn’t set foot on a runway in 15 years. While French pop icon Mylene Farmer closed out the show in a ski sweater composed entirely of exotic feathers – as bride.
Last but not least the designer I particularly love the most Elie Saab. I know I’m showing favoritism especially as he did not close the show this year. Though in my opinion he can do no wrong!
According to Elie Saab his Fall 2011 couture collection is red carpet ready, as always and was inspired by skyscrapers. For those who didn’t understand that ( i.e. Me), stylist Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, breaks it down more digestively “We wanted to explore the fragility of femininity. These dresses have a diaphanous fairy like feel to them but remain empowering.” The collection, filled entirely with dresses, most of which reached the floor and was presented with no theatrics. Each section exiting by color: first aquamarine, then white, blush, mauve, bronze, and finally, navy, before the couture bride brought it back to white.
Now if that wasn’t enough high fashion for you don’t worry, Berlin’s Mercedes Benz fashion week just started so all my fashion junkies don’t worry I’ll see you next week.
In fashion news this week our resident channel four fashion guru, Gok Wan will be switching hats for that of achef in his new cooking show which is also sponsored by channel four.
Now I hear you ask, what does that mean for resdient chefs on channel four like Jamie and Gordon? Will with his Gok strong following with channel four audiences and us Brits love for Chinese dishes, this might mean its time for them to move over cause there’s a new chef in town.
A channel four spokes woman confirmed to the Daily Mail last week that a “taster tape” was being filmed by Optomen TV producers which will include a mixture of how to instructions on chinese meals and a break down of the culture through Gok’s eyes.
As for me, I can’t wait for this to come on air as watching Gok is one of my guilty pleasures!!!!!!!!
Moving on……………….this week Kate Moss got married aaah finally!!! cheeky I know but with her dating Pete Doherty and that whole mess, I thought it would never happen.
With a lot of back and forth this last month as to who was designing the wedding dress, John Galliano was finally confrimed this week “I wonder how he pulled that off with his court case just last week hmm!!!!!”).
To add to the A-List designers, her maid of honour Trish Simonon’s (Wife to Clash bassist Paul Simonon) dress is designed by Erdem.
Kate’s wedding dress was inspired by zelda Fitzgerald, who’s engagement ring she has been rocking on her finger. It was reported that Galliano did last minute changes to her dress just this week in Europe.
Through the day Kate Moss is expected to make alot of dress changes which we wont get to see until the Vogue September issue which is bound to be a collectors edition so peeps you better place your orders in early cause you know I will, as one of my all time favourite photogrophers Mario Testino will be doning his camera to picture the fashion bonanza event.
After we found out Kate Moss was set to be wearing a dress designed by her close friend and fashion legend John Galliano, it was set to be the dress of the year in the fashion world. She arrived at the church in a silver Rolls Royce ready to marry her rockstar husband to be, Jamie Hince. She was joined in the car by her father and daughter and looked stunning as smiled for the cameras.
The supermodel tied the knot wearing a spectacular dress. The dress was perfectly body skimming and embellished in hundreds of crystals. It was simple and classic but yet so beautiful. Her lace veil was also embellised and topped with a gorgeous vintage style headband that went perfectly with her simple but pretty bouquet of white flowers.
The couple have now been said to be having a festival party, lasting three days behind the fashion icons mansion with guests such as Stella McCartney, Vivenne Westwood and Arcadia boss, Phillip Green. A real fashion festivity!
After the ceremony in Costwolds, the newlyweds simply beamed as they posed with their 15 bridesmaids, including her daughter, Lila Grace. Her husband opted for a light blue YSL suit and of course, added his inner rock star with a pair of sunglasses!
By Danielle Jennings
(Picture 1 from Vogue.com and Picture 2 from Daily Mail.com)
Sorry for the late update but here’s a run down of this weeks fashion events
The 125th annual Wimbledon tournament kicked off the week, and had the fashion world buzzing, taking note of the female tennis stars who were dressed to the nines at the Women’s Tennis Association pre-competition gala at The Roof Gardens in Kensington which also had British the Council of Fashion Designers in attendance.
Caroline Wozniacki – Stella McCartney
Serena Williams – Burberry
I’m sorry Serena. I love you, but this whole look makes you look like a drag queen. The dress does hug in all the right places, but the make-up is all wrong. Better luck next time.
Ana Ivanovic – Matthew Williamson
Jelena Jankovic – Vivienne Westwood
Heather Watson – Mulberry
Laura Robson – Temperley
Andrea Petkovic – Richard Nicoll
Maria Sharpova – Alexander McQueen
Love this look the most out of all the ladies! She looks radiant and effortless as if she just threw it on.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands – Alex Noble
When you first see this outfit all you think is “someones got an unhealthy obsession with tennis”, but when you find out it’s a Alex Nobel designer to lady Gaga this outfit begins to all make sense.
She will join the ranks of such celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Dakota Fanning and Sofia Coppola, who were past faces for the brand.
Here is a sneak peek at the campaign shot by Photographer Juergen Teller in which Helena is wearing a futuristic nude dress and polka-dot tights.
TellusFashion are looking forward to attending the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards this Sunday… and secretly excited that TOWIE’s Mark Wright will be attending too!
The event is being held in honour of Scotland’s most talented hairstylists and beauticians, giving them the opportunity to get some well deserved recognition for the hard work they put into the job they live and breathe for. At TellusFashion, we are extremely pleased to be part of an event that puts these talented people on a platform, showing the country how good they really are!
For more information on the event, please check out their website at: http://www.hairandbeautyawards.info/
London Factory Fashion is the uber cool label that products quirky graphical T-shirts for all shapes and sizes. Inspired by the remarkable city of London, this label is the one to watch and TellusFashion had a chat with Dionne Lester the brainchild behind the brand.
When did you realise you wanted to become a fashion designer? What made you decided to create your own fashion label?
I remember watching an old film when I was little called Mrs. Arris Goes to Paris and the fabulous Dior dresses and knew that I wanted to be in fashion. As the years went on my ideas of fashion evolved and I loved illustrating and re-inventing old garments. Working for prestigious companies like Erickson Beamon, ascension, and being around creative successful people, I knew that even though I enjoyed working for fashion houses, I deep down I wanted to have my own label.
What does fashion mean to you?
To me it’s about people embracing themselves and being totally confident with it. It doesn’t matter if you’re the most flamboyant dresser or someone who thinks less is more. If you wear it walking strong and tall that to me screams fashion.
What’s the best part of being a designer?
I really get to visualize anything I see or feel into my work. I’m a person who feels it is important to express yourself and show how you feel may it be in the art music or text. Luckily I am grateful that I have the gift to do it within my clothing and people like it enough to purchase it. Also I love creating clothes that people feel they need to have in their wardrobe.
Who are some of your favourite designers?
My most favourite at the moment is Jeremy Scott. I think he is totally at the top of his game for the garments and looks he creates. His stuff is bright, fun and incorporates today’s culture making his garments daring yet wearable. I also adore the greats such as Dior and Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood. They were the originals that made me love fashion so they will always have a close part to my heart.
Your designs are inspired by London’s architecture, society and people, what do you love about London and what makes it special?
EVERYTHING! I truly believe London is one of the most creative places in the world. Its unbeatable diversity blended with its remarkable architecture, makes it an amazing breeding place for creativity. I’m just inspired all the time. It could be by the rude girls getting down to the dubstep, the dubsteps beats that make the speakers vibrate into ripples, the vibrant street graffiti. I guess I am lucky that I live in a city that filled with originality.
What are some of your fashion goals? Where do you see yourself in the next couple of years?
I definitely want to expand my brand into a collective. I am always on the lookout for people in the arts that are one the same wave length as London Factory, so that the collect will be known worldwide. I plan to collaborate with artists, photographers, dj’s, stylists, anything to do with art. I aim to have a collective that screams London style, creativity and diversity.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to pursue a career in fashion design?
Do what you want to do. Everyone’s interpretation of fashion is different so you are never wrong. As long as you learn the basic from the greats i.e. Dior, Jacques Doucet, Jean Patou, Cristobal Balenciaga you can then adapt it to anything you wish to produce.
Images from London Factory Fashion
Prices start from £5
Available from: http://londonfactoryfashion.kk5.org/#/home/4548842830
and today is the final day to vote for your winners so don’t miss out: www.hairandbeautyawards.info.
Here at TellusFashion, we also think its important to highlight another key aspect of this exciting event, find out more below.
The INAA.com Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2011, to be held in Glasgow on 12th June, is set to be a glitzy bash celebrating the wealth of talent that can be found in hair salons and beauticians all around Scotland. However, the charity partner CP Sport hope the event can also raise awareness of cerebral palsy, the condition that affects around one in every 400 births (1).
Cerebral palsy affects many individuals in different ways. Some people can face problems with mobility, involuntary moments, epilepsy, learning difficulties and visual and hearing impairments; and this list is not exhaustive. As with many serious conditions, often people living with cerebral palsy can find themselves marginalised in society or have psychological problems coming to terms with the condition and the frustrations caused when living with a disability.
Cerebral Palsy Sport aim to transform this. The charity employs sport in order to engage both adults and children, building their self-confidence and structuring relations that can be supportive and encouraging to their own development and improve acceptance of their condition by meeting people in similar situations. As such, these events create the opportunity for sporting participants to feel part of a team and no longer excluded, or made to feel ‘different’. The success of the initiative is shown by many members of CP Sport competing at elite level, holding more Paralympic medals than any other disability organisation.
Caroline Dolan of CP Sport says “Linking with the INAA.com Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2011 is a great platform to help create awareness of cerebral palsy. CP Sport have shown that through sport, people living with the condition benefit from the interaction that sport requires and as such, the team work and contact that it also provides. People understand that they are not alone in their situation and members have progressed to become Paralympic champions, but for many others it simply offers support and understanding and that for us is the biggest award of all”.
The INAA.com Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards are proud to have CP Sport as their charity partner and as such, believe it to be a perfect occasion to raise awareness of an illness that affects so many. On the night there will be an opportunity for CP Sport to talk about their work and current projects. Moreover, there will be an opportunity to support the charity (which receives no government funding) with a silent auction and a raffle planned.
The Awards promise to celebrate and acknowledge the best hair and beauty talent within the industry; however it is hoped that attendees also generously support the hard work of the people behind CP Sport who have dedicated their time and focused their efforts on improving the quality of life for many who live with cerebral palsy.
Nominations are to close on 31st May 2011 so salons and beauticians must get their votes in fast to avoid disappointment (3). Event organisers have been overwhelmed by the response from the general public and the support for hairdressers and beauty experts nationwide. With excitement and anticipation for the event quickly gaining momentum, it is going to be a night that will not disappoint promising to showcase all the glamour and glitz that Glasgow has to offer!
Glamorous Glasgow to host first ever Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards
Glasgow event to showcase the talent in the Hair and Beauty Industry across Scotland will be the first of its kind
This year, the city of Glasgow will play host to an event that highlights the talents in the thriving Hair and Beauty industry, the first ever Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2011. With the UK hair and beauty sector being a multi-billion industry, it appears the time is right to recognize Scotland’s huge contribution to it. The Scottish hair industry alone has around 3,500 businesses that have a combined massive annual turnover of £500 million.
The anticipated debut event will provide a platform to acknowledge hair stylists, salons and beauticians all across Scotland in an evening of glamour and glitz and it seems Glasgow was the first choice for location. Even style guru and television personality Gok Wan heralded the fashion and flair of the Glaswegian people during his visit in 2010.
Creative Oceanic, a Glasgow based Brand Communications Company will be coordinating the innovative event to be held in Scotland’s largest city. Angie Bennett, Head of Communications for the Oceanic Group said “Glasgow is such a stylish and cutting edge city – people really make a big effort to look good – you just need to check out the style in town on a Saturday night, The Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2011 are definitely going to be the event of 2011!”
The event which will be taking place on 16th June 2011 at the Marriot Hotel Glasgow promises to be as glamorous as the individuals and salons it’s acknowledging. Angie went on to add: “‘Bonnie Scotland’ as it’s endearingly known throughout the world seems to have earned its global nickname over the years. Not only famed for its beautiful, rugged landscapes, it has also grown a solid reputation for its beautiful people and booming hair and beauty industry that has launched the careers of internationally recognised stylists such as Trevor Sorbie and Paul Mitchell. Our Bonnie lasses have even been crowned with the Miss UK title 7 times out of a possible 10 in the last decade.”
Nominations for the event will open on 1st March 2011 and will close on 31st May 2011.
Patrons are being asked to nominate their favourite hairstylists and beauticians across Scotland in the following categories:
Beauty Salon of the year
Beautician of the year (Inc. Beauticians specializing in male and female Hair Grooming, Tanning, Skin Exfoliating, Facials, Massages etc)
Make up specialist of the year
Nail technician of the year (Inc. Manicurists, Pedicurists, Professional Nail Artists etc.)
Cosmetic therapist of the year
Junior stylist of the year (Stylists with less than two year experience)
Colour technician of the year
Men’s stylist of the year
Women’s stylist of the year
Hair salon of the year
Lifetime achievement award
Get voting at http://www.hairandbeautyawards.info/
Its always a exciting opportunity for TellusFashion to be invited along to fashion shows, but its even better when the fashion show is filled with emerging designers. This Thursday, the fashion school at Glasgow Caledonian University will be hosting their yearly fashion show which showcases the final projects from its 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students.
Last week I met with three designers to be featured in the show and I was extremely impressed by the sheer quality and imagination evident in their work. I can’t wait to see the full show and what the other designers have on offer.
This year the fourth year students were set a challenge to create a ‘cowboy couture’ styled kilt and excitingly 2 of these pieces were chosen to be featured in New York Fashion week’s Dressed to Kilt show (http://living.stv.tv/fashion/250779-dressed-to-kilt-fashion-students-bring-new-york-style-to-scotland)… needless to say the competition was high so I can’t wait to see them all on the runway!
If you’re free this Thursday and in and around Glasgow then definitely come along for what is promising to be a fantastic night
Date: Thursday 26th May
Time: 7.00pm and 8.30pm (doors open 30 minutes before each show)
Venue: Hamish Wood Building, GCU Campus, Cowcaddens Road
Price: £8 on sale in the Milton Street Building, Room MS201
or contact L.Deans@gcu.ac.uk 0141 331 8239
for more information check out the fashion show page at: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/fashionshow
ALSO check out some of last years show’s highlights http://www.gcu.ac.uk/fashionshow/photogallery/
and so are the outfits!
Festival season in the UK is as much about the fashion as it is about the music. The first major festival of the year kicked off at the weekend in Carlisle: Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
Lets take a look at the outfits that are worth talking about, hopefully bringing us all a little inspiration for some festival looks this season; although I’m not sure the TellusFashion team are too keen on the faux baby bump Lady Gaga was sporting!
The clothing brand Mother of Pearl opened a pop up shop in New Bond Street, London, last night. The event attracted fashion bloggers and editors in their droves to discover what the next season holds for this well known brand.
Maia Norman is the creative director of Mother of Pearl. She has the unique ability to blend art into her designs, making her collections bright and bold. It is not surprising her collections are rich with these elements; after all, she has some pretty strong links with the art world. Her partner is the artist Damien Hirst, and she grew up heavily influenced by everything creative.
Each season, Mother of Pearl collaborates with different artists to produce different styles. For the A/W 11 collection she has collaborated with artist Keith Tyson, which brings stylish prints to the range. The right balance has been struck with this collaboration, and results make an artistic statement of their own.