Shot by: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Need to know: These ad campaign pictures are actually for the pre-autumn Gucci collection but they look so damn good we had to feature them anyway. Can't wait to see the autumn/winter 2009 images!
Shot by: Mario Sorrenti
Need to know: This campaign sees supe Christy alongside Spanish male model Oriol Elcacho for the French brand's latest campaign. Lori Goldstein took up styling duties with creative director Brian Atwood commenting, "For me Christy is simply the perfect Bally woman; graceful, intelligent, and natural. She exudes a sophisticated ease, her sensual beauty is perfectly complimented by Oriol's strong and confident presence."
Shot by: Juergen Teller
Need to know: Photographer Juergen Teller, who has shot for the brand since 1998, captures Serbian model Natasa Vojnovic precariously dangling out of a New York apartment window, struggling to keep grasp of her Marc Jacobs handbag. Hold tight...
Who: Louis Vuitton
Shot by: Steven Meisel
Need to know: Apparently shot back in April, this image is part of what is being dubbed Part Deux of Madonna's collaboration with the French label (she also modelled for the brand last season). It shows the pop star in long boots, fingerless gloves and a mauve dress with bunny ears atop her head, reclining on a sofa clutching a Louis Vuitton bag.
If that's out of your range or you don't want to risk being outbid, there's another option for getting Kate naked at your place. ViaPhotographersLimitedEditions.com you can now purchase signed limited edition works from some of the world's best known photographers.
The investment-quality pieces come in limited editions of 11-25. One of our favorites is this nude of Moss by British photographer Rankin, taken in 2000. Produced in a limited edition of 25, the photo is priced at about $4,500.
The site also offers several of Rankin's other works including some celebrity portraits, as well as photos by the likes of Antoine Verglas, Arthur Elgort and Marc Baptiste, featuring many other gorgeous nudes.
Saunders, the Scots-born, London-based print specialist, who decamped to show at New York Fashion Week nearly two years ago, joins Burberry, Matthew Williamson and Pringle who have all decided to return home to show their spring/summer 2010 collections during the 25th anniversary celebrations for London Fashion Week.
In addition to running his own label, Saunders, 31, was also recently appointed the creative director of Italian brand, Pollini.
His own brand received an international boost earlier this year, when America's First Lady, Michelle Obama, wore a Jonathan Saunders dress from his winter 2008/09 collection to a performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance theatre, in Washington, which she accessorised with a brooch by another young British designer, Richard Nicoll.
Other celebrity fans include the actresses, Charlize Thereon, Sienna Miller and Thandie Newton.
In London his collections are sold at Liberty, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, and Browns.
London Fashion Week will take place from 18th – 22nd September at its new cultural home, Somerset House.
Dress her up for yachting on the Riviera, or dress her down (our recommendation) as a chic and colourful companion to this summer's staple distressed denim shorts and festival hair look. She's all you need to make a style statement this holiday season.
And for those of you worrying about the contents of your bag being on display and vulnerable to sliding out of the holes, needless to say Miuccia is one step ahead of you and has included a detachable drawstring satin slip.
What more could a girl wish for this summer? Credit cards at the ready...
There's been an overload of fragrance news lately -- from celeb launches to big name store scents -- and let's be honest, some of them will be hits but some of them will be major misses, and in five years we'll forget they even existed. ('Tis the harsh reality of the perfume world!)
But one iconic fragrance brand that never misses is Jo Malone. The chic candles! The luxurious lotions! But most importantly, the amazing colognes!
From the classic Red Roses to the more unusual note combos that sound like they would be weird until you put them on and realize how fantastic they smell This September, Jo Malone will add another gem to its fragrance roster with the launch of Vanilla & Anise Cologne.
Inspired by the lush valleys of Madagascar, the scent is a warm blend of purple vanilla orchid, clove, neroli, star anise, oleander, and a slew of other exquisite notes for which Jo Malone is known.
It'll be the perfect scent to wear for fall -- sensual, cozy and exotic. Another winner for Malone!
H&M's upcoming Divided Exclusive collection, and now their Jimmy Choo collaboration, might be stealing the spotlight but their regular Fall 2009 range is trè chic. Here's a peak at the look book, which artfully styles Divided Exclusive and regular H&M pieces together. With the menswear shows starting next week and the Spring 2010 season looming, we think it might be time to actually start thinking about buying fall clothing.
If you're a fan of D&G's cool collections then you'll be pleased to hear that the Italian brand is set to launch it's online store next week.
The site will open on 23rd June and we hear that it will stock the men's and women's collections, as well as accessories, beachwear, watches, eyewear and jewellery. Visit www.dangstore.com from Tuesday to check it out. Happy shopping!
Jimmy Choo will create clothing for H&M which will be designed to match the accessories rather than the other way around. With all the designers pairing up with lower-priced stores there has been a bit of high-low fatigue lately but this particular collaboration should be a hot seller.
Seen all over the s/s09 catwalks, from Paul & Joe to Moschino Cheap & Chic, overly teased, salt sprayed locks have disappeared and in their place is a chicer look.
To get the look Vas Karpetas, Creative Director at TOMMYGUNS says ‘Blow dry your hair with a large round brush taking sections and wrapping them around the barrel. Hold and dry for a few seconds, then unravel the hair and comb through with fingers to break up the sections. If you find it hard to unravel the hair from the brush, try switching the hairdryer to cool and then unravel it.’
The ELLE team loves Clever Curls and Waves Texture Spray, £5.86 byTOMMYGUNS, spray a little over the finished style to separate the waves and to add hold.
This autumn Alberta Ferretti will launch a signature scent, produced Elizabeth Arden Inc.
The as yet untitled perfume is, says Ferretti, ' inspired by the sensuality of a woman', which is why she says Claudia was a natural fit for the first campaign, shot recently by Mert and Marcus.
'Claudia is a beauty icon and a woman whose sensuality comes from her unique and inimitable personality', says Ferretti.
In related news - Gisele has been confirmed as the new face of Loewe. She fronts the new campaign for the Spanish luxury lable shot by Inez and Vinoodh, showcasing accessories designed by ex- Mulberry creative director Stuart Vevers.
After four days comprising 350 catwalk shows by students from 52 universities across the country, Graduate Fashion Week 2009 closed yesterday with a spectacular Gala Show and the most significant prize – the River Island Gold Award, being awarded to Myrto Stamou.
Stamou, a graduate of University for the Creative Arts Rochester, was awarded £20,000 after impressing the judging panel – made up of designers Matthew Williamson and Giles Deacon, Elle magazine editor Lorraine Candy, and River Island CEO Richard Bradbury – with her collection.
She has a recurring role in a new television show, "The Beautiful Life" which will debut in the U.S. this fall. She bought the home in November 2006 after her break-up with multi-millionaire Arpad Busson, the father of her two children. Busson is now engaged to Uma Thurman. The Victorian property was built in the 1850s and has six bedrooms. It has been redone in a modern style and includes a large kitchen with multiple islands
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The pictures were shot by legendary photographer Mario Testino on a rooftop in London's Westminster, just across the road from the new Burberry headquarters at Horseferry House, and feature Watson, all smoky eyes and tousled hair, wearing a number of sophisticated outfits from the autumn/winter 2009 collection alongside a posse of British boys, including fellow actors Douglas Booth and Tom Hughes, and models Charlie France, Tom Guinness and Nick Wilson.
In one image the Harry Potter star, whose fashion credentials are on the up after a number of stylish front row fashion week appearances, rocks a classic Burberry trench coat and a checked snood. In others, she wears a tailored jacket, new season handbags, jewellery and a belted leather coat.
Christopher Bailey, creative director of Burberry, says, "Emma was the obvious choice for this campaign. Like the images she fronts, she has a classic beauty, a great character and a modern edge. Emma's charm, intellect and brilliant sense of fun made the whole shoot feel like a picnic on the Thames."
Rumours began circulating in April that the teenage actress was to become the new face of Burberry - famous for casting quintessentially British stars in its campaigns, such as Kate Moss, Agyness Deyn and Rachel Weisz.
GILES DEACON launches his first ever beachwear collection for New Look today - and the designer has gone beyond the call of duty researching the new line - lounging by LA pools aplenty.
"Design-led swimwear is a must for this season - not only in the pool but for poolside bar action," Deacon, whose collections have previously been sported by stars including Agyness Deyn and Drew Barrymore, said - before giving us his top girls for this summer: "This season it would be great to see Agyness Deyn, Lily Allen, Beth Ditto and January Jones sporting it on the beach!"
The collection - which contains beach bags, kaftans and flip-flops as well as bikinis and swimsuits - launches in selected New Look stores today and online at www.newlook.co.uk from next week.