Monthly Archives: January 2010

Kate Moss x Longchamp

Adding to her portfolio of collaborations, the ever so gorgeous Kate Moss has collaborated with Luxury French brand Longchamp to design a debut signature handbag collection, which will hit stores on February 11th. It includes bags in emerald green, duke grey, zebra print, black and cognac leather; all inspired by random things which she reveals in the February issue of French Vogue. Kate Moss and Longchamp talk briefly about the collaboration in the video below

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Grace Kelly Exhibition at V&A

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American actress Grace Patricia Kelly, literally and metaphorically  was a  fairy tale princess. At the age of 18, she performed at New York City theatrical productions along with more than forty episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s. In April 1956 , American actress got married with Rainer III, Prince of Monaco and became styled  as Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco.

The clothes and jewellers of beautiful, elegant and impossibly glamourous princess will be exhibited  in Victoria and Albert Museum form  17 April until 16 September, the exhibition is sponsored by the actress’s favorite jeweller; Van Cleef and Arpels.

Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2010

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Karl Lagerfeld definitely knows  how to impress. His shows for Channel always get great attention. Chanel Spring Summer 2010 Haute Couture show as well was full of surprises. This year there was not any little black dress, the Chanel classic which was invented nearly a hundred year ago. The traditional Chanel suit was recreated with shorts and culottes. Another noticable design element was the shoulders, shoulders were slightly built up on suits and dresses for 2010 spring and summer haute couture collection.

FASHION FOR RELIEF CAMPAIGN:Sarah Brown and Naomi Campbell

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Sarah Brown and Naomi Campbell came together for a fashion show to help the victims of  Haiti earthquake. Fashion for relief campaign is not the first time the twosome shake hands for a good cause. Brown and Campbell also rubbed shoulders before at the White Ribbon Alliance event, for which Campbell is an ambassador and Brown a  patron.

Fashion for relief  will form as part of London Fashion Week  schedule, in February. Yasmin le Bon,  Errin O’ Connor are some of the supermodels are also participating in the charity catwalk show.  Supermodels will be modelling designs by the  likes of  Vivienne Westwood, Dolce& Gabbana and Alexander McQueen to help raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Trend Tip Tuesday – Underwear as Outerwear

The Spring Summer 2010 catwalks were loaded with flirty lingerie inspired looks, various designers used fabrics remniscent of underwear such as silk and lace to create luxurious and delicate outfits. The designers varied their interpretation of this trend – Christian Dior sent models down the runway in sublime underwear sets simply covered by a light layer of lace edged chiffon, whereas Yves Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta used the basic outlines of the tailoring, structure or fabrics of brassieres and corsets to create structured dresses and tops. Below are examples from the ss10 runway collection of Antonio Berardi and Fendi

When attempting the ‘underwear as outwear’ look this spring,  try to avoid reds and blacks, focus more on softer colours such as neutrals and pastels to create a more romantic style, making it appropriate for spring and less vampy than underwear inspired looks can run the risk of appearing. Depending on the weather (or how confident you are feeling!) you can always layer on a blazer or fine knit cardigan to soften the look even further.

The highstreet is going to become loaded with lace edged tops and pretty chiffon dresses inspired by the lingerie filled catwalks as summer gets closer and here at FashAddict we are loving the silk and lace edged ‘Carla’ top from ‘Chandelier’ which is the perfect garment to dress up a pair of skinny jeans with some heels whilst remaining on trend. ‘Carla’ is available now on our fabulous new website http://www.fashaddict.co.uk

FarFetch US Launch

Tuesday night, FarFetch.com celebrated its stateside launch at The Wooly here in Manhattan’s Financial District. The original Euro-based fashion retail site partnered up with Michael Mente and Michael Karanikolas from the the LA company behind REVOLVEclothing.com to give us the best and latest in men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from designers around the world.

(Photos of Court Williams & Michael Menta and Rochelle Fafone, Elizabeth Ozariwoski, Erin Lucas & Jared Craft by Donald Bowers/Getty Images)

Louise Goldin x Topshop – debut footwear collection

We’re all lusting after a pair of these beauties. This is just one of the 3 styles that make up Louise Goldin’s debut shoe collection at Topshop, which were first seen in her SS10 show. The simple and feminine styles are toughened up with stud and crystal embellishments, oozing Baroque theatricality and opulence.
They will be released on 5th February and cost £150 each.