My Fashion Life

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What: Designer Betty Jackson in conversation with Fashion Director Hilary Alexander
When: Friday 20 April 19.15-20.00
Where: Victoria & Albert Museum, Tickets 20
Betty Jackson will discuss her approach to design and the passions and inspirations that have shaped so much of her work in a career spanning more than three decades in the fashion industry. Includes wine reception after the talk. To book, call the Membership Office on 020 7942 2271.
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What:
New York Fashion Now
Where:
Victoria & Albert Museum
When: 17 April – 23 September 2007 Free admission, room 40
How does a designer go from being a relative unknown to becoming a tastemaker? New York Fashion Now explores the stories of twenty designers who launched their own labels in the five years between 1999 and 2004.
Key to the early success of some has been the focused support of the fashion press, retailers and manufacturers, as well as the funded design competitions that help the winners pay their bills.
by Michele Obi
One supermodel whose clothing line has kept relatively off the media radar is that of Helena Christensen with her label Christensen & Sigersen. A collaboration with her long-time friend Leif Sigersen, the label boasts quality over quantity and can be found in their store Butik located in NY -which also sells anything from antiques to flowers and chocolates – and online at net-a-porter.
Now I hardly dub anything a must have.but this metallic sun dress (270) from the line is a need, want, must and got to have all rolled in oneI want it now! I adore the quirkiness of the design, the zig zag collar, the floral print and the pink ribbon just before the hemline.
What Kate did next.[Times]
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Address: Lindley Hall, Royal Horticultural Halls, Vincent Square, Entrance on ELVERTON STREET, London, SW1P 2PE
Plus an exclusive one day only Diane Von Furstenburg sale in Los Angeles on April 21 at W Hotel – Westwood , 930 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 9002
Visit billion dollar babes to RSVP
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London: Monday 2 July to Thursday 12 July 2007
Milan: Tuesday 17 July to Friday 27 July 2007
Students, new designers and professionals from around the world are once again invited to enrol onto the London Milan Summer Sessions for four weeks of design tuition and experimentation in world-renowned institutions. Now in its second year this unique collaboration between Central Saint Martins in London, Domus Academy and NABA in Milan enables students to study in two of Europe most inspiring cities taking complementary courses in the field of Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design or Product Design. Last year nearly 150 students from 37 different countries joined the sessions.
For more info visit london-milan-courses.com
It was Stella McCartney who sparked the trend for discount celebrity fashion in 2005, signing for a collection with H&M. In giving us designer trench coats for under 100, did Stella also sign the death warrant for popular anti-consumerism? [Guardian]
by Michele Obi
With all this gorgeous weather, its time to shed the bedtime layers and think light! Sleep soundly in this cute romper suit ($35) from Cotton Candy by Graffiti Pink. Soft on the skin and unashamedly flirtatious, its adjustable straps and tie waist band make for a super comfy fit!
Available at Graffiti Pink.com
by Anna Rossiter
From the matted hair extensions to the Voodoo magic makeup, courtesy of Bead Head TIGI, this show was all about cool and funky! What I love about presentations from labels such as Grail is that when youre engrossed in the show youre not consumed with thoughts of I could never wear that or what exactly is it? Instead youre thinking I want that!
The entire collection was wearable and practical and while its not suitable for many of the budding beauty queen contestants located in this part of town it is perfect for those who value comfort, from jersey tops with a twist to motorcycle jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts (which have been attended to with careful detailing), and dresses from the LBD, to floralthe range is endless and suits many styles especially if you like your fashion to Rock!
by Anna Rossiter
The collection has been described as eclectic retro-modern and romantically nostalgic, thats quite a description, but then again, its quite a collection. Inspired by early 60s London, bold and energetic style has manifested itself perfectly in Wongs recent designs. Her show during LA fashion week kicked off with a go-go dance performance, followed by MOD SQUAD, a group of short dresses, in a range of pop art inspired patterns and bold colours.
Then came CHELSEA GIRL, reminiscent of bohemian London and encouraged by icons such as Twiggy, and Anita Pallenberg, the show continued under ever more interesting headings like CARNABY, VAMPS AND VIXENS , EXOTICA and ASIA. As a whole the collection was as culturally diverse as it was voguish, with a continuously varying medley of fabrics and patterns from metallic lace to luxurious silks, and antique Kimono motivated embroideries to hand made Battenberg laces.
Bag Snob loves R & Y Agoustis line of eye catching clutches!
Hayden-Harnett is out of the bag and into apparel. Second City Style has the interview with the designer about this super cute new line.
Nothing ruins a good pair of cute flats or sexy pumps like toe cleavage. Agree or not? [Shefinds]
Coquette shows you the latest fashions in Nude, the new in color.
Fendi Blue Patent Leather B Bag: Love It or Hate It? [Fabsugar]
Fashion Blogosphere: 1, Steve & Barrys: 0. Fashion blogs scoop the traditional media & the media tries to bite back (unsuccessfully) as Fashiontribes discovers.
Najwa Moses checks out urban nomad designs by indie designer EEnamaria
For Your Boy: Kiss Fornasetti Cufflinks handpainted porcelain shines, promising a slick Thank you.
Fall 07 Fashion Wrap Up [girlawhirl]
StyleBakery.com finds double duty multi-tasking cosmetics that do not disappoint
Papierblog looks at the Indian Fashion Week that was including a look back at Manish Arora
At last! eBeautyDaily discovers why our hair turns gray!
The Jewelry Weblog suggests that its not always necessary for your earrings to match.