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


Grace Kelly Exhibition at V&A


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


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



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

FarFetch US Launch

Tuesday night, 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 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.

Louise Goldin wins Fashion Forward

Each year the British Fashion Council run a talent support scheme called Fashion Forward, sponsored by Coutts & Co and supported by the London Development Agency. This year the (well deserved we must say) winner is much loved Londoner Louise Goldin. Although last year Christopher Kane, Erdem and Marios Schwab were made to share the prize, this year Louise gets it all to herself. Louise will receive sponsorship for two seasons to enable her to show at London Fashion Week in February and September. Goldin beat off the likes of Basso & Brooke, Emilio de la Morena, Jean-Pierre Braganza, Osman and Todd Lynn to the prize. We’d be feeling pretty chuffed right now if we were her, so here’s some of her S/S 10 collection just to say ‘well done Louise!’

From one extreme to the other

Last night we headed to the launch of the Nat Finkelstein exhibition at the idea generation gallery.

“Nat Finkelstein was a political activist, fugitive and veteran of the 1960s New York scene. He was one of the most respected photojournalists of modern times; renowned for his iconic and intimate documentation of Andy Warhol’s infamous Factory, and later for his political activism including an allegiance with The Black Panthers that forced him to live abroad for 15 years. Finkelstein remained at the heart of the cultural zeitgeist up until his sad death aged 76, on October 2nd 2009. This retrospective brings together Finkelstein’s diverse portfolio of work achieved across five decades: from the Factory scenes, to the civil rights and anti-war protests of mid-60s America, to his continuing exploration of the subcultures of 80s and 90s New York.”

The beautiful black and white stills of Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground and Edie Sedgwick coupled with the pictures of Finkelstein’s work in civil rights create an incredible visual experience. As we walked round the gallery we sipped on delicious complimentary mixers of absolut citron with tonic and absolut vodka with cranberry juice made by the lovely barmen, with all contributions for drinks donated to the Haiti Earthquake Crisis. The exhibition is running from the 20th January to the 14th February so make sure you get down to the Idea Generation gallery and check it out whilst you have the chance!

Trend Tip Tuesday – Frills for thrills

Isabel Marant ss10

Giambatistta Valli ss10

Giles Deacon ss10

The spring summer 2010 runways were loaded with ruffles. Ranging from romantic floaty dresses from Chloé to tough edgy frills from the likes of Giambatistta Valli, there was a definite reccurent theme of frills and ruffles taking on various forms. Remniscent of luxury and affluence, the billows of rich fabrics are not only models strutting down the catwalk in haute couture, providing its the right ruffled number, frills can be worn by every stylish lady.

Our very own To Love Kuvaa label has many gorgeous frilly dresses at the moment that are both beautiful and wearable, perfect for smart occasions, romantic dinners or a night out on the tiles. The three dresses pictured centrally below are available from our online boutique at

ruffle romance