Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Ruth Langsford reveals her handbag must-have for party season and it's totally relatable.


We'll definitely be taking on this top tip!

With Christmas party season just around the corner, it's time to start prepping to ensure you fully enjoy every moment of the festive season.

Presenter Ruth Langsford has shared with us her top tip for getting through party season and it's so relatable!

If you've got a jam-packed schedule of work drinks and dinners with friends, you might want to take note of this...

By Ciara McKinley.
Full story at Good House Keeping.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Louis Vuitton To Stage Cruise 2020 Show In New York.


After travelling the world, from Kyoto to Rio de Janeiro, Louis Vuitton is bringing its resort show to New York. On May 8 2019, just two days after the Met Gala (and the day before his birthday), Nicolas Ghesquière will present his cruise 2020 collection in New York. The designer announced the news on his Instagram with a video montage of past resort locales.

Louis Vuitton is not providing any additional information about the show just yet, but judging by past affairs it’s sure to be star-studded and held in an architectural masterpiece. Ghesquière’s first cruise collection for LV was staged in a John Lautner–designed house in Palm Springs that once belonged to Bob Hope. It was followed by a presentation at Oscar Niemeyer’s Niterói Contemporary Art Museum in Rio; a show at Kyoto’s Miho Museum; and last May’s event at the Fondation Maeght in southern France.

In New York, LV has held events at the former stock exchange, the South Street Seaport, and in a pop-up shop in the Meatpacking District – chances are the brand will opt for a new venue with stunning design. The Frank Gehry – designed Guggenheim is an obvious option, as is the Jean Nouvel–designed MoMA tower set to open in 2019. The teaser video Ghesquière posted features shots of the Brooklyn Bridge and several skyscrapers.

By Steff Yotka.
Full story at Vogue.

Friday, 16 November 2018

Belfast boutique reports 40% growth with new lines.

The owner of a fashion boutique in south Belfast has said it's had its most successful year yet after broadening its range.

Clodagh Shortt, the owner of Honey on the Lisburn Road, said the business had experienced a 40% growth in sales after adding new European clothing lines.

The shop, which marks its 15th birthday this month, had previously stocked shoes, handbags and lingerie.

But it's now added international clothing brands like Charli, Jumper 1234 and Oakwood.

By Staff Reporter.
Full story at Belfast Telegraph.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

All I Want to Wear Are Shades of Sweet Brown.

Photo: Bailey M. Kircher

My obsession with the color brown started with Jacquemus’ spring 2018 collection. It was the runway show that spawned a thousand trends: the micro mini bags that only fits one lipstick, the gigantic straw hat that brought new meaning to UV protection, the beaded asymmetrical earringsmy boss couldn’t stop obsessing over. But it was the colors that stuck with me the most, especially the rich, dimensional shades of brown.

These browns have names like “chocolate” and “chestnut” and “mocha.” They’re rich, decadent, and warm and delicious; I like to think of them collectively as “sweet browns.” For a spring show, during a season when everyone else is showing a palette of florals and pastels, they felt appealingly unusual. There was something effortless but surprising about them that captured the spirit of Simon Jacquemus’s whimsical cool girl.

I made it my mission to build my entire fall wardrobe around the color. But while hunting down brown coats, brown boots, and brown pants and skirts, I realized I wasn’t alone — brown had become an industry trend across brands high and low. Brown as a neutral during the cooler months isn’t a novel idea by any stretch, but with this particular rich shade trickling into fast-fashion brands like Zara and Mango and other contemporary labels like Staud and By Far, it feels like it’s officially a fashion moment.

By India Brown.
Full story at The Cut.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Ralph Lauren Receives an Honorary Knighthood from the United Kingdom.

Photo: Getty Images

After 50 years in business and countless accolades, Ralph Lauren has just received the most prestigious yet. Announced today, Lauren has been made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a title bestowed on him by Queen Elizabeth II. Lauren becomes the first American fashion designer to be recognized by the Her Majesty with an honorary knighthood and joins the ranks of fellow Americans, including President Dwight D. Eisenhower, President Ronald Reagan, President George H.W. Bush, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Angelina Jolie, Steven Spielberg, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Angela Ahrendts.

There are few as deserving of the honorary title as Mr. Lauren, who with his life and career in fashion epitomizes not only the American Dream, but an international success story. Born in 1939 in the Bronx, Lauren first studied business at Baruch College and then joined the U.S. Army before establishing his fashion company in 1967. At the start, he sold just ties to Bloomingdale’s, but quickly expanded into menswear and tailoring, with womenswear collections following. In 1972, he revolutionized ideas of casual wear and branding with his polo shirt, which featured a logo above the left breast. When he offered it in 17 color ways, you could say history was made.

By Steff Yotka.
Full story at Vogue.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

The Spice Girls have launched a charity tee and we want one.

If you feel like it’s about time you swapped your 90s fan merch t-shirt for a new one in time for the Spice Girls tour (sans Victoria Beckham, sadly), you’re in luck. I’ve found a chicer, fresher version and it’s for a good cause too.

The Spice Girls just released a charity collection comprising of a simple white or grey t-shirt, hoodie and sweatshirt, all featuring the hashtag #IWannabeASpiceGirl – which we all do, let’s be honest.

Prices start at just under £20 for the tee and £30 for the jumper, with all proceeds will go to Power Up, which fights for equality for women and girls, and is part of Comic Relief’s Gender Justice initiative. After all, the  Spice Girls have been championing girl power from the start.

By Penny Goldstone.
Full story at Marie Claire.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Alice Potts Turns Bodily Fluids Into Fashion.

Alice Potts' ballet pumps in sweat-made crystals
 | Source: Courtesy

The designer, known for adorning garments with crystals made from sweat, is beginning her one-year Onassis Foundation residency with an exhibition at the Biennale Athens.

ATHENS, Greece — Starting tomorrow, visitors of the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens will be able to enter a gym space and a rave dancefloor, where they are actively encouraged to run, cycle, dance, bond and — most importantly — sweat together.

This highly interactive, immersive exhibition is crucial to the work of 2018 Royal College of Art graduate Alice Potts, who, during her Master’s degree in collaboration with medical scientists at Imperial College, developed a method using human sweat to create crystal embellishments. The result is a range of visually striking garments, encrusted in unique zero-waste crystals, many pigmented with natural dyes such as pH-sensitive red cabbage.

By Rachel Deeley.
Full story at Business of Fashion.