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Lorelei Lee’s Pink Dress

In case you love iconic movie outfits (like me), and have a bank account with a value of $ 250.000 (not me), then you should buy one of the most legendary dresses ever. On the 10th of June the pink silk dress Marilyn Monroe wore in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) will be auctioned. It’s this gorgeous slik dress, copied by Madonna in the video for ‘Material girl’.  The value is estimated at $150.000-$250.000……..

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Dress Me Up

Topshop came with a great idea: for just 40 pounds, you can be the lucky lady to hire a dress that has been worn by your favorite celeb. Bad news is, you can’t keep it, you hire it for just one day.

Topshop’s new initiative, Dress Me Up, will allow shoppers to hire dresses owned by celebs like Kate Moss, Scarlett Johansson, Erin O’Connor, Noami Campbell and Dita von Teese. The dresses will then be auctioned, giving you the chance to own your favourite dress forever with all proceeds from hire fee and the auction going to Topshop’s chosen charities Age Concern and Help the Aged.

A peek at the dresses:

Roberto Cavalli dress from Julia Restoin Roitfeld.

Lanvin dress from Kate Moss.

Antik Batik dress from Kimberley Stewart

Jayson Brundson dress from Dita Von Teese.

Nanette Lepore dress from Scarlett Johansson.

Dolce & Gabbana dress from Peaches Geldof.

More info about how to rent the dress of your dreams, go to www.insideout.topshop.com.

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Pearl Lowe for Peacocks

Another “famous” (hmm, maybe “notorious” is a better word) person is designing some stuff for a fashion retailer: this time it’s Pearl Lowe’s turn. She has collaborated with Peacocks to design a collection of party dresses for the Christmas season. Daughter Daisy is fronting the advertisements. The Pearl Lowe for Peacocks range is inspired by Bowie’s Hunky Dory album (?). I can see that the dresses have a sort of 70’s feeling, but I don’t really get the link with the Bowie album.

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The happy Lowe family at the launch party

Lowe says, ‘Designing my collection for Peacocks has been a bit of a dream. I’ve taken inspiration from the things I love, classic vintage shapes, intricate detail, lace and wonderful textiles. I’m very proud of the designs and can’t wait to see them on the high street. It was important from the start that my designs were accessible and everything is under £40.’

Take a look at some dresses from the collection:  

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Black/gold Lurex-lace prom dress, £40

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Red lace mini-tea dress, £35

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Angel-sleeve, black jersey dress with beaded waistband, £35

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 Black sequinned wrap-dress, £40

I never been a fan of Pearl, but the dresses look great. Who cares about the tag when the dress is fabulous? And a big plus is that they’re affordable!

Pearl’s dresses will hit Peacocks stores on November 2 and will cost between £35 and £40. Available in UK sizes 8 to 16.

The online store is here: www.peacocks.co.uk, but no shipping to Europe……

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Classic Wardrobe Staple: Lace Dresses

I know lace dresses were on every runway for autumn 2008 / winter 2009, but to me it’s a classic that never goes out of style. I like the versatility of lace: easy to  dress up (heels) or down (boots), suitable for summer (bare legs) and winter (black opaque tights), and it can be worn with denim or leather jackets, blazers and cardigans. Throughout the years I’ve collected really great  lace dresses. I never get bored of them and wear them again and again and again…..   

194301_masque1What to wear with a lace dress? Maybe lace tights?

vogue_sep08Karen Elson wearing Prada on the september 2008 cover of Vogue UK.

lg_5112831_Frilled_lace_dress_photo_John_thumb[4]Frilled lace dress from the 60’s by fashion photographer John French.

6a00e553bcfe1e8834010535ac3aee970c-800wiWhite lace, black tights – always a perfect duo.

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testFrom the L.A.M.B. spring 2008 collection: lace, mini and transparent sounds all wrong, but can look this good. 

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Model Amber Valetta in innocently white.

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Cinematic Inspiration – Daisies(1966)

1966 was a brilliant year in cinema, with all the drugs going around, raging psychedelia-new wave this, new wave that.The crazier the better… this resulted in some crazy directors letting all their creativity loose and creating timeless sources of inspiration.

This Czech masterpiece “Daisies“(original title; Sedmikrasky) is about two teenage girls, both named Marie, who decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them. This freewheeling, madcap feminist farce was immediately banned by the communist government.

Two girls bouncing around in a-line dresses,  one with a daisychain around her head.. this movie is basicaly a crazy moving fashion editorial. so be prepared to be completly confused and weirded out, yet utterly inspired.

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are you wishing for summer so you could make a daisychain too?

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