Thursday, 18 February 2010

London Fashion Week Digital Schedule

Catch live streamed shows and digitally presented films from the comfort of your own home. All the front-row shows, none of the catfights. Check it out here.

Image: Osman Yousefzada

Source: Daily Candy

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Lee Alexander McQueen, CBE (1969-2010)

McQueen's death was announced on the afternoon of 11 February 2010. He was found dead that morning by his housekeeper at his home on Green Street, London W1.

His dramatic designs met with critical acclaim and earned him the British Designer of the Year award four times.

Friends of the late designer respond to the tragic news:

Detmar Blow, husband of fashion icon Isabella Blow, recalls the deep bond that united the designer and his muse

Lisa Markwell celebrates the extraordinary legacy of the designer

Joan Smith on McQueen's supposedly sinister view of women's bodies

Vogue recounts in pictures McQueen's most memorable fashion moments

Plum Sykes looks back over their long friendship, the wedding dress he made for her - and the time he stood her up

Crystal Renn: Fashion's biggest model on why size matters

When Crystal Renn began modelling, she starved herself to fit the industry ideal. Then she had an epiphany, started eating again – and, as a size 16, now has the world at her feet. Harriet Walker (Independent) meets a woman whose figure is changing the face of fashion.

Read the brilliant article here.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Diane von Furstenberg launches a new initiative recognising female role models

Diane von Furstenberg has long been seen as an empowering fashion force, from the invention of her easy wrap dresses in the Seventies to her support of young designers in her role as CFDA president, but now she is set to take the idea a step further, by launching the DVF Awards. The new awards scheme will recognise women whose leadership skills and vision have had a positive impact on the lives of other women around the world, with prizes presented at an annual ceremony.

"Women never cease to impress and inspire me," the designer said, "and I am very happy to create these Awards to honour and reward their leadership and dedication to the advancement of women." Each honouree will receive $50,000, aimed to help them sustain and expand on their humanitarian efforts.

The first DVF Awards ceremony will take place at the United Nations on March 13 and will honour four women. Two are from the Vital Voices network - Sadiqa Basiri Saleem, who established a learning centre in Afghanistan, and Danielle St. Lot, Haiti's minister of commerce, industry, and tourism - whilst the People's Voice Award will honour an American woman to be voted for by the public at The fourth recipient will be announced on the night.

"These are women who have shown the courage to fight, the power to survive, and the leadership to inspire," von Furstenberg added.

Source: Vogue

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Sloshed Chic: Fashion in A Single Man

"There are many things to ogle in Tom Ford’s film A Single Man. Colin Firth’s house. Colin Firth’s car. Colin Firth’s hotness (he looks better than he’s ever done before — that wet-shirt scene included). And a ridiculously honeyed, honed Nicholas Hoult. But one could miss all that and still have plenty to feast on, thanks to the fashion.

Permanently clad in an impeccably cut suit (Ford’s “Falconer”, due to hit shops this summer), with a skinny tie and the coolest retro specs, Firth dresses how we all wished our boyfriends dressed — in the art-directed version of our fantasy lives.

Better still is Julianne Moore as his daytime- drinking, cigarette-smoking fag hag. With a wardrobe that slurs expensively dressed, bored housewife, she’s a study in slightly sloshed chic. Get the look with kaftans, housecoats and the odd marabou slipper. Make-up is all about smoky eyes. Accessorise with a martini for breakfast and some Sobranie Cocktails and you’re done. If a little drunk."

Source: Times Style

Friday, 5 February 2010

Europe's largest costumier puts on a sale

Tens of thousands of items from famous TV series and films are up for grabs in the Angels costume sale tomorrow.

Clothes from Bafta-nominated An Education and the Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll are also on sale. It also features clothes from cult movie Trainspotting and some of the Bond films.

Angels has received an Oscar for dressing Laurence Olivier's Hamlet and has supplied costumes to films including Henry V, Star Wars, Titanic, Gladiator and the sublimely stylish Marie Antoinette.

The Angels Retro Sale takes place on February 6th at Courtenay Road, Wembley, from 8.30am. Entry is £5. Clothes are sold on a 'by-the-bag' basis, with a medium shopper setting you back £20 and a supersize bag £50 which you fill up with your items. The sale follows the success of its Big Vintage Clothing Sale in 2008 and its Uniform Sale last year.

For more details check out the dedicated event page on Facebook.

Source: Metro

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Enter Juno Says Hello's first competition!

This month we're giving away style maven Lucia van der Post's fabulous book, Celebrate: The Art of the Special Occasion.

This wonderful pink tome guides the reader through how to throw an unforgettable New Year's Eve party, find the perfect dress for your Valentine dinner, and prepare a delicious Easter picnic.

All you need to do is email us with a description in 100 words or less of the best party you have been to in the last year. The winning entry will be notified by email and posted on the Juno Says Hello blog for all to see.

Good luck ladies!