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Monday 20 September 2010

Alexander McQueen Memorial LFW

 Sarah Jessica Parker sheds a tear for McQueen

Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Sarah Jessica Parker and Anna Wintour took a break from London Fashion Week today to attend Alexander McQueen's memorial service.

 Kate wore a leather pencil skirt tuxedo jacket & Louboutin heels whilst Naomi wore a McQueen feater creation & gold heeled boots

The celebrities paid homage to the 40 year old British fashion designer, who committed suicide in February.

McQueen who began his career as an apprentice at a Savile Row tailor's Anderson & Sheppard, was one of the most respected figures in the fashion industry.  

 The cover of McQueen's memorial service booklet

He was best known for his daring creations and my one of my favourite pieces from his collection, the skull scarf.

 Kim Kardashian and Nicole Richie with a McQueen skull scarf

Amber Rose at LWF

 Amber Rose in Julian McDonald (my favourite outfit of hers!)

According to the rumours, they've split up, but that didn't stop Kanye Wests' ex, Amber Rose, turning up to London Fashion Week!

Break up or no break up, that didn't stop Amber from appearing at London Fashion Week!  The model was spotted in the front row of several shows including PPQ and Topshop and also modelled for the Body Amr fashion show.

Amber modelling at the Body Amr fashion show

Of course, Amber dressed to impress in everything from Julian McDonald to Pam Hogg.  What was your favourite outfit?

Amber at "Unique" Topshop runway show

 Michelle Williams and Amber at PPQ show

 Amber in Pam Hogg

Shingai Shoniwa, Jamelia, Amber Rose and Paloma Faith

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Mulberry at New York Fashion Week 2010

♥ the classic Mulberry Bag!

Fashion label Mulberry showcased their new collection at New York Fashion Week.

UK stars, such as Kelly Osbourne, Alexa Chung and singer Florence from Florence & the Machine, came out to support the British label at the Soho House rooftop last night.

(l) Kelly Osbourne (r) Gemma Arterton

Bond actress Gemma Arterton and Alexa Chung had their Mulberry classic bags in hand as they posed for pictures.

(l) Alexa Chung (r) Florence

Best dressed award goes to Olivia Palermo  who posed with her favourite Mulberry bag, a georgous purple and red dress and grey shoe-boots.  I'm loving Olivia's new hairstyle, the shorter length really suits her!

 Olivia showing her new hairstyle and Mulberry bag ♥ it!

Tuesday 14 September 2010

YehBwoy TV Trailer!

 YehBwoy ®

Into music, fashion and entertainment from the UK scene?  Then check out YehBwoy Ent! 

They are a collective of MCs, producers, models and entertainers who have released some footage from behind the scenes of their video shoots.  Keep up to date with their  news by following them on Twitter.  Add them on Youtube for more videos.

Here's a sneak peek of what YehBwoy have in store...


Solange the Fashionista

Is it me or ever since Solange Knowles cut her hair, the singer has surprised us all with her fashion-forward style?  Who knew Solange had it in her?!

Solange was spotted in New York yesterday for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week looking fab!

 Beyonce who?! It's all about Solange!

I loved the black ruffled top and matching black shorts (shorts are definately my one of my favourite pieces of the season!) But its the accessories that made this outfit.  The makeup is simple but yet effective especially the  bold rouge lips.  

 Solange Knowles, the fashionista
Her bangles compliment her leopard print  clutch bag (another fave of mine!) but it is the shoes that I am in ♥ with.  Not sure on the designer but they are a striking resemblance to Alexander McQueen heels. Do you remember my fashion video on my love of McQueen's hoof style boots? Well seems like I'm not the only fan! Although I love the boots, I have always struggled to work out the best way to wear them but Solange wears them well with the shorts and blouse.

Today, she showed up to support her sister, Beyonce, who was due to walk the runway for designer, Tom Ford's new collection. 

Solange attending Tom Ford fashion show to support her sister, Beyonce

Go Solange!

Monday 13 September 2010

MTV VMA Awards 2010

Last night was the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) held in Los Angeles.

It was a star-studded event with everyone from Lady Gaga to Usher attending the awards.

Who remembers last year's VMA awards when Kanye West did his (in)famous interruption during Taylor Swift's award acceptance speech? Well he certainly made up for last year's antics! Kanye and Taylor joined forces and did a show-stopping performance.

Lady Gaga swooped the awards show, winning a total of NINE VMAs.  But it was her outfits that really stole the show...

 Lady G wore Alexander McQueen and also paid tribute to the late British designer

Out of all her outfits, this Georgio Armani leather number was my favourite

But it was the "meat" dress that made headlines...I wouldn't personally but I guess that's why they call her Gaga!

 I loved Katy Perry's Marchesa dress and her Jimmy Choo shoes.. them!

Florence Welch wore a glittery gold Givency dress..quirky but it works!

Rosario Dawson (l) looking stunning in blue leather number and Ciara rocked a georgous black and white Givency dress - fierce!

Audrina wore a cute Issac Mizrahi dress but why does she look so skinny?! Stephanie (l) wore a Nicole Miller maxi dress and Lo (r) wore a gold Gabriela Cadena mini.

 Usher and his protege, Justin Beiber (r)

 Rihanna and Katy Perry puckering up to Justin Beiber

 Look at Katy Perry's nails - Russell painted on them how sweet! 

And the winners are...

Collaboration: Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce, Telephone
Female video: Lady Gaga, Bad Romance
Male video: Eminem, Not Afraid
Hip-hop video: Eminem, Not Afraid
New artist: Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris, Baby
Pop video: Lady Gaga, Bad Romance
Rock video: 30 Seconds to Mars, Kings and Queens
Dance music video: Lady Gaga, Bad Romance
Art direction: Florence and the Machine, Dog Days Are Over
Choreography: Lady Gaga, Bad Romance
Cinematography: Jay Z and Alicia Keys, Empire State of Mind
Direction: Lady Gaga, Bad Romance
Editing: Lady Gaga, Bad Romance
Special effects: Muse, Uprising
Breakthrough video: The Black Keys, Tighten Up
Video of the year: Lady Gaga, Bad Romance

Thursday 2 September 2010

Tony Blair Memoirs - A Journey - Review

Tony Blair's memoirs

Tony Blair’s highly anticipated memoirs, A Journey, has finally been released. Over 600 pages of political revelations, the book has leapt on to Amazon’s top sellers list.

So what can readers expect from the former Primer Minister’s autobiography?

The blurb reads, “the memoirs reveal in intimate detail this unique political and personal journey, providing an insight into the man, the politician and the statesman.”

I’ve seen extracts revealed by most of the national newspapers. It seems success, controversies and disappointments are the main themes throughout the book. Featuring Blair's take on his relationship with Gordon Brown, the Iraq War, his election as Labour leader in 1994, the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and the Northern Ireland peace talks, this indeed will make an interesting read.

Tony Blair

Though will the book outsell Margaret Thatcher’s, The Path to Power? It sold an estimated half-a-million copies making it the highest selling British political memoir ever. Time will tell!

Blair will be signing copies of his autobiography at Waterstone’s Picadilly branch on 8th September at 12:30. Will you be there??

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Aviator Jacket Love | Want | Need

Burberry Aviator Jacket...Love ♥ Want Need!

If you buy only one jacket this Winter, let it be the Aviator  jacket by Burberry.

The key jacket this season comes in chocolate brown cropped leather and chunky sheepskin. Burberry have done it again. Not only do they design georgous Macs but they’ve now turned there hand at urban-chic, an alternative to the miserable looking dull heavy wool jackets usually on offer in stores during this A/W season. Yawn!

Net-A-Porter has sold out its stock of Burberry Aviator  jackets which shows how popular this jacket is. Though even if they DID have it in stock, it is selling at a mere £2,000. Gulp. My thoughts exactly! Nevertheless, do not fret readers! The high street does not disappoint with their offers of the “It” jacket of the season.

Topshop £325

Matalan £30 available from October!

Oasis £150

River Island £59.99

Yes the Burberry Aviator Jacket is the crème de la crème, though no matter which version you decide to buy. whether it is high street or high end, the Aviator should be on every fashionista’s wishlist…including mine! ♥

Jimmy Choo & Uggs create Chuggs!

What do you get when you mix two of the world's most successful footwear brands Jimmy Choo and Ugg?

Chuggs of course! Tamara Mellon, Jimmy Choo President and Founder, announced a design collaboration with UGG® Australia.

It will be a limited edition women's sheepskin footwear products available in stores and on the Jimmy Choo website from October 2010. 

Tamara Mellon said: "Other than Jimmy Choo, UGG Australia is the only other footwear I have in my wardrobe. We are delighted to have created a special capsule that captures the best of both brands - the legendary comfort of UGG with the spirit of Jimmy Choo."

I could do with a new pair of Uggs this winter. The image below is actually taken from Nicky Hilton's twitter - she didn't waste anytime blogging her new Chuggs! I quite like the mix of stars and fringing on the Chuggs though would definately like to see what they look like up close *hint hint Tamara, holla atcha girl! ;-)

Jimmy Choo + Ugg = Chugg
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