Monthly Archives: April 2010

Trend Tip: The return of cycling shorts!

Yes, Cycling shorts have made a comeback its official. They were all over the SS/10 catwalks from Prada to Gaultier and the 90’s revival is set to be one of summer’s biggest trends.

Style Tip: Wear yours with a floral or sheer blouse or layer underneath dresses. Alternatively wear with a denim shirt for that 90’s grunge look.

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Carol Marie Launch

Monday night in Manhattan, designers Heather Marie White and Jennifer Carol Kramer held a party to launch their Fall 2010 jewelry collection. With backgrounds in fashion and accessories at W and Marie Claire, the duo’s expertise reflected in their well put together ethnic and antique inspired necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Carol Marie will be carried at Pas De Deux, Henri Bendel and ShopBop.com so be on the lookout come fall.

Williamson & Belvedere

Alcohol and Fashion is a fantastic combination in itself, now we can throw Matthew Williamson into the mix and it’s like heaven.

Williamson teamed up with model and muse Leigh Lezark to create a limited edition silk kaftan that all the ‘It’ girls will be wearing for this summer’s party season.

‘I was inspired by a sense of travel, escape and vitality of sultry high-summer evenings.’ We can feel your inspiration Williamson it’s coming through load and clear.

This wonderful collaboration between Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Vodka and Williamson is available from the 13th May.

Can’t wait for the unveiling? Me Neither!!!

Millon Dollar Bill Question?

Here’s a million dollar bill question for you, has Whitney Houston forgotten how to sing?

Ask the thousands of disgruntled fans who forked over their hard earned cash to watch a shabby Houston perform a shoddy line up of songs that she was obviously struggling to get through.

The classic I Will Always Love You, which has been notoriously used at weddings as the first dance between the newlyweds was abandoned halfway through and her hit song The Greatest Love Of All was ditched just a few lines in.

Clearly she isn’t cut out for singing anymore however she did try and double up as a preacher asking the audience ‘Do you love God? You’re only going to get this if you love God.’ This is correct in a way because it will take one of God’s miracles to make anyone believe that they are listening and watching good old Whitney prior to drugs.

Today I saw advertised half price tickets, don’t all run off to the ticket office at once.

Vintage at Goodwood festival

It’s been described as “The new festival that celebrates everything good about the British creative industries”. A collaboration of authentic British music, fashion, film and art all come together to create a unique festival experience.  What’s more exciting is that the festival will be the launch pad for retired musician Lily Allen’s debut fashion venture, “Lucy in disguise”. Not a bad way to spend an August weekend if you ask me!

To find out more visit the official website: http://www.vintageatgoodwood.com or check out the twitter page http://twitter.com/vintagegoodwood

Style Icons of 2010: Update!

Earlier this year FashAddict made a prediction of who the new style icons of 2010 would be. Jameela Jamil and Marina from Marina And The Diamonds were at the top of our list and we are proud to announce that they have certainly lived up to our expectations. (So far that is!)

In fairness to Jameela following in Alexa’s footsteps was never going to be an easy task but she has managed to carve out her own unique fashion identity and we love it!

She has a great sound and even greater style. We like that Marina is not afraid to experiment.  Think retro kitsch cheerleader meets sequins.

Giles Deacon takes on Ungaro

Yesterday morning – Fashion site JC report tweeted “Exclusive – it’s official Giles Deacon is in at Ungaro” – and it seems they are right – The central St Martins graduate is set to take over as Creative Director of iconic Parisian fashion house Ungaro.

Ungaro has had a rocky few years – Esteban Cortazar lasted three seasons at the French label, previous to that Vincent Darré and Peter Dundas lasting just two seasons each and do we dare even mention the disastrous appointment of Lindsay Lohan as artistic advisor in 2009? Giles – has seen great triumphs within his career – working for Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Bottega Veneta after his graduation, before being handpicked by Tom Ford to work on Gucci womenswear. Going on to launch his own label ‘Giles’ in 2003 which resulted in winning fashion designer of the year at the British Fashion Awards 2004, and then again in 2006. He was also awarded the prestigious French ANDAM Fashion Award’s Grand Prix last year. One of the few designers who appears able to turn their hand to almost anything, Giles gained great success with the line of handbags he designed for mulberry, and his long running collaboration with New Look on “Giles Gold” is widely considered one of the few genuinely successful designer and high street collaborations of recent years.

We hope this new position at Ungaro will be greatly beneficial to both Giles and the iconic fashion house, and its safe to say we cannot wait to see what beautiful clothes are produced from this collaboration.