The supermodel is to marry rocker Jamie Hince this Friday and while she hasn’t revealed the designer – troubled John Galliano is reported to have won the coveted role – Alice thinks she’ll look stunning, whatever she wears.
She told vogue.co.uk: “I am certain she will look absolutely stunning, unique, beautiful with a bit of a rock ‘n’ roll twist. I would love to see her in something vintage- looking, romantic and slightly bohemian. However, whatever she chooses, she will look fantastic and I am sure women will want to wear something similar to their weddings for years to come.” It had been claimed, Galliano – who is currently in rehab following an alleged anti-Semetic outburst, for which he has stood trial for – had already created the much-hyped gown after she reportedly announced it at a Topshop dinner during London Fashion Week.Kate and Galliano have been close friends since she started out in the fashion business in the early ’90s. She has praised the 50-year-old creative revealing their relationship is based on “mutual admiration”. Read the rest of this entry
Love my girls at Siren Communications. In preparation of the Canada Day long weekend ahead, the team sent me this (below) to make Chocolate-Espresso Caramilk-sickles. Simply pour Caramilk cream liquor (along with espresso, yum! full recipe below) into the frozen popsicle mold, chill and serve poolside. I can’t think of a better way to salute our country on Friday, can you?
1/2 cup chocolate syrup or chocolate sauce
2 cups chocolate milk
1 cup Caramilk Cream Liquor Add chocolate syrup to espresso and mix until chocolate syrup has dissolved. Then add chocolate milk and Caramilk Cream Liquor, and stir. Pour liquid mixture into popsickle molds and place into freezer for several hours or until frozen. When full frozen, place mold upside down under hot water, and gently pull Caramilk-sicles out of the mold. Makes up to 12 servings.
Prince William and Catherine Middleton‘s imminent arrival in Canada will mark their first tour as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, so how appropriate would it be to see Kate clad in Canadian designer fashions? Here our top five picks for the princess.
Greta Constantine, Spring 2011
Greta Constantine: We love the nod to our country’s colour and the ease and fluidity of this goddess jumpsuit. It’s more casual than Kate is prone to wear, but the off-shoulder detail will accent her fit physique nicely. (Photo courtesy of Jenna Wakani)
Erdem, Spring 2011
Erdem Moralioglu‘s ivory lace dress with applique is the epitome of youth and loveliness; traits the princess carries with aplomb. We doubt the Nicholas Kirkwood ballet-inspired heels would be approved by her royal entourage, but us girls can dream. (Photo courtesy of IMAXTree.com)
We know… it’s finally getting warm out (Hello! what happened to spring!) and the last thing you want to think about is fall fashions—but trust us, you won’t want to miss our Fall Trend Report. Don’t worry… the rest of the book will get you in a summery mood, starting with our cover shot of Cali-girl Malin Akerman. The Toronto-born starlet charmed us on the photo shoot with her sense of humour and style. She also revealed the inside scoop behind the tabloid coverage of her gal pal Jennifer Aniston.
P.S. We just picked the shot for our September cover—it’s an exclusive interview with Hollywood’s new it girl. Stay tuned!
Take a look at Prada’s brogue flatforms from their Spring 2011 collection here:
Gorgeous (of course). The price tag, not as much: According to The Cut, they’ll set you back $795.00 US (oh, they’re also on wait-list, natch).
But then take a look at Jeffrey Campbell‘s latest addition to his fall 2011 collection:
I mean, they are pretty amazing, but intrinsically doesn’t it just seem so wrong? It’s such a blatant knock-off, that I’m not even sure how Jeffrey Campbell can get away with it?
Given the number of fashion events I go to, I don’t know I would have the stomach to handle: “Wow, Lara, are those Prada?!” and then have to say sheepishly that, nope, they’re not actually… especially if I run into Susie Sheffman from FASHION (she has the real deal).
Mischa Barton is keen to branch out with a fashion line incorporating trends of the twenties, forties, and seventies.
Mischa Barton is planning a fashion line incorporating a variety of eras. The former O.C actress already has her own handbag collection and flew to Beijing, China last week to meet with manufacturers to explore the possibility of expanding her venture even further.
She explained: “It’s something I really want to do. It’ll be forties-meets-seventies with the occasionally bit of twenties – that sounds a bit random, but I’ll take elements of different decades. It’ll be a bit like Biba, but with a real simplicity of cut and lots of bright colors. The fabrics will be great quality, and there will be lots of separates, like slacks and shirts. I want people to be able to mix and match.”
Mischa is currently based in the US but loves returning to the UK so she can shop. She added to vogue.co.uk: “It’s my favorite city for style and shopping. I love Vivienne Westwood obviously, but I’m also a massive fan of Giles Deacon. He always puts on a great show, and his clothes are bit futuristic – but interesting and different too. You feel confident in them, but brave.” Read the rest of this entry
The legendary design house and H&M team up to launch a collection this fall. Check out the video for more details from Donatella Versace.
The collection is set to be released in North America on November 19th, 2011, and is sure to embody Versace’s rich hues, vibrant prints and luxe leathers, at H&M’s price point. Even better, Donatella Versace has also created a pre-spring collection for H&M. Get ready to shop!
Will you be rushing to H&M to pick up some Versace for H&M swag?
Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress from ‘The Seven Year Itch’ has fetched $4.6 million at auction.
Image courtesy of Bang Media
The white dress - which the late actress wore during a scene where a gust of wind from the subway blows through a grate in the pavement, puffing up her dress and exposing her underwear – vastly exceeded expectations as it was sold along with a host of other memorabilia belonging to actress and collector Debbie Reynolds this weekend.
The dress had been designed by William Travilla and was made from rayon-acetate to give it sharp pleats.
Describing it, he once said: “I wondered what could I do with this most beautiful girl that Marilyn was to play to make her look clean, talcum-powdered, and adorable.”
At the opening of the auction Debbie had joked to the room of bidders, “I’ve been collecting for 45 years and I’m only 40,” although by the time the lots had closed she was left in tears. Read the rest of this entry
Kristin Stewart’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn character Bella Swan will marry in a Carolina Herrera-designed wedding dress.
Carolina Herrera has designed the wedding dress worn by Kristen Stewart’s character in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
The wedding dress creator – loved by stars including Amy Adams and Christina Hendricks – has said she was delighted to make the dress for Bella Swan and added she would make a “beautiful” bride in the film, where she marries vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). Read the rest of this entry
We’ve asked three industry experts for their tried, tested and true tips to gorgeous summer hair (even with all that wind, heat and oh-so-hated humidity).
I’m on a seemingly never-ending quest for my ideal hair all year long, but come summer, even more so. Summer is the time I want to test out new styles, colours, cuts. I want it straight, curly, wavy, pinned back, braided and swept up (and each of those styles in a week, please), but more importantly I want it all without frizz, flyaways and the dreaded damaged ends. In my search for the perfect summer hair, I asked three pros to give me their best tips for summer hair protection. Trust me, these are rules that your hair should live by:
To protect hair against the drying effects of chlorine and salt water, wet hair with fresh water before entering the pool or ocean then apply a leave-in conditioner. Think of hair as a sponge – if it is already wet, it won’t be able to absorb as much water once you dive in. The leave-in conditioner locks in moisture and provides an extra layer of protection. Bumble and bumble Mending Complex is a great option, as it not only protects hair but repairs damage from chemical treatments and color processes.
Using a silicone product when styling hair will help fight frizz brought on by humid summers and will also seal the hair shaft to protect against the drying effects of wind. Apply a few drops of Bumble and bumble Defrizz to damp hair then style as you normally would.
Hair tends to get oilier faster in the summer due to the warm weather, which leads many people to shampoo more frequently. However, this can strip hair of its natural moisture. To absorb excess oil without having to wash, try a dry shampoo like Bumble and bumble Hair Powder.