Saturday, 29 May 2010

Stars choose vintage for SATC2 premiere

Sex and the City fever is here again. The plotlines are fun, but the real kick comes from checking out what the girls are wearing. We've been hooked since 1998 - and there is a reason why: wardrobe supervisor Patricia Field's quirky outfits single-handedly introduced vintage styling to a mass audience.

A decade later, the actresses remain true to the vision created by Pat Field. At the recent SATC2 premiere in London, Kim Cattrall chose to wear a stunning vintage Thierry Mugler gown, reminiscent of the John Singer Sargent portrait of Madame X. Kristin Davis chose a ravishing vintage Norman Norell sequinned gown, which she found online from California's fabulous boutique, Decades Inc.

We found the original post on the Decades blog announcing the provenance of this dress here. It is fascinating to see the 50-year journey this dress has taken to arrive on the red carpet at one of the most anticipated premieres of the year.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Louboutin's Magical Mystery Tour

Shoe designer extraordinaire Christian Louboutin has created a series of short films in which a mysterious silhouetted figure in a top hat (Mr Loubi) sends three beautiful ladies on a road trip. With cameos from Mika and Dita von Teese, costumes by Martin Grant and Rouland Mouret, and previews on, this is a gorgeous, glamorous, epic enigma.

Check out the films here.

Monday, 10 May 2010 interviews Browns boutique owner Joan Burstein

The London boutique Browns, sophisticated go-to store for original international design, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with an exhibition and a book consisting of famous designers’ recollections of the fashion institution. Here, Joan Burstein (affectionately known within the industry as Mrs B), the eighty-something owner who launched a hundred fashion careers, recalls her memories of the world’s most colourful fashion designers.

Read the full interview here.

‘Browns: 40 Years of Fashion Innovation’, Regent Penthouses and Lofts, 1618 Marshall Street, London W1, May 1330.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010