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Veruschka for Gucci

Gucci’s creative director, Frida Giannini, has again used the Gucci archives for another commercial succes. I love the way she uses the history of Gucci in modern designs, like the Flora scarf pattern and the equestrian iconography. For the new watch ad campaign she used black and white images of legendary model Veruschka, shot in the sixties for Gucci. The male in the picture is actor Peter Sellers.

“The images featured in this campaign are some of my favorites from the Gucci archive,” said Frida Giannini. “They perfectly illustrate not only the glamour of Gucci’s past and the many style icons who were naturally drawn to the house, but also show how this heritage can be relevant today.”

 

Pretty cool, don’t you think? I even love the watch…

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Spring 2010 LAMB handbags + video from clothing show!

Plus just in:

Glam rock diva & fashion icon, Gwen Stefani, expanded her clothing line L.A.M.B into the computer industry (yep you read right) by teaming up with Apple for a L.A.M.B line of MAC notebooks and covers. Before the show on Thursday, Gwen posed for an impromptu photo shoot backstage and she looks completely flawless as always.

Plus:

2 stills from E-online video’s: the new clothing tag:

And what i find the best top in the collection:

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Bambi is alive and well and poses for Stella McCartney

Remember the dress from Giles Deacon’s Spring/Summer 2008 collection, featuring a decapitated Bambi print (the dress Lily Allen has been wearing)? Stella McCartney probably saw that dress, and because she’s one of the rare designers who actually cares about the well-being of animals, she decided the poor thing needed a revenge…..

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So for her Autum/Winter 2009-2010 campaign, she choose Bambi (!) as the main character (next to model Sigrid Agren).

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About her Bambi campaign, Stella said: “I’m a huge Bambi fan, and the film reminds me of my mum. And we wanted to have some fun. The clothes in the campaign are looking quite fierce, and we wanted to contrast them with the innocence of Bambi”.

Aaahhh……so cute!

Stella McCartney campaign pictures from catwalkqueen.tv

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Lookbook.nu

I dont remember if this was posted about already or not, but its defenitly worth taking a second look at lookbook.nu

Lookbook.nu stands for:

The internet’s largest source of fashion inspiration from real people around the world.

HYPE the looks you like to make them HOT, or post your own! learn more »
LOOKBOOK.nu is an invite only community.

Its absolutly amazing to look at the website and see the peopl that post there! Great photo’s, great looks, so much inspiration!!!

You can select pictures by country, or just daily updated!

GO!!! And lookbook yourself!

http://lookbook.nu/#more

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Kate Moss for Topshop Spring 2009: Preview

The pictures of Kate’s Spring 2009 Topshop collection are here! So let’s not waste any more time and take a look at them…..

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kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-063I like the neckline of the maxi dress.
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kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-291I like the second pair of shorts. I don’t know what fabric it’s made from, hopefully it’s not too shiny.kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-281I love the heart print on the dress and the cardigan below.kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-271kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-261kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-241One of the Liberty prints that has been used for this collection.kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-251Personally I’m not a fan of the fringes. Seems like a difficult item to wear in real life.
kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-231Hmmm, eeuuhm………no.kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-221The first dress reminds me of an eighties hooker (sorry Kate). I like the second dress but the shape is very simular to a recent Celia Birtwell for Topshop dress.kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-211
kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-201kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-191kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-171Dress and top with Liberty print.kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-161I’m loving the blue dress and the cardi as well.kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-151kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-131kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-142kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-121The dress on the right is my this seasons must have.kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-111kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-101Comeback of the bodystocking?kate-moss-topshop-sp09-dresses-092
Zippers!!! 🙂
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The Liberty prints: named Kate Nouveau, Poppy, and Lilabell after her daughter.

The official release date is the 2nd of april. Keep an eye on the Topshop website!

All pics from http://www.nitrolicious.com

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Roxy Music Cover Models

Roxy Music are one of my all time favorite bands. Not only because of the music, but also because  they were the most stylish bands ever.  I read somewhere that Bryan Ferry was  more likely to redecorate a hotel room than to trash it. I guess that says it all…..

The Roxy Music album covers are legendary. The album artwork for the first five Roxy LPs imitated the visual style of classic “girlie” and fashion magazines, featuring high-fashion shots of scantily-clad models. And there are some great stories behind them.

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Roxy Music

The first cover model was Kari-Ann Muller. She’s one of the rare models who didn’t date Bryan Ferry (but she later married Mick Jagger’s brother Chris). She got paid 20 pounds, as Roxy were unknow at the time.  Later she played in the Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. She’s now a yoga teacher and has five sons.

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For Your Pleasure

Amanda Lear was the cover model  on the For Your Pleasure Album.  Not only did she model for Paco Rabanne, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Mary Quant and Ossie Clarck, but she also was the confidante, protegée and mistress of the Spanish painter Salvador Dali. Amanda was also romantically linked to Brian Jones, which resulted in the ironic Rolling Stones track “Miss Amanda Jones”, included on the 1967 album Between the Buttons. In 1973 she was also briefly engaged to Bryan Ferry, and the same year she famously depicted posing in a skintight leather dress leading a black panther on a leash on the cover of  For Your Pleasure. She went on to have a year-long affair with the married David Bowie. In 1975 she started a career as a disco singer. In 1977 she posed nude for Playboy. Despite modelling nude, there are peristent rumours that she was born as a man by the name of Alain Tapp and that she is a transsexual. Joanna Lumley, who plays Patsy Stone in the brilliant comedy Absolutely Fabulous, has confirmed in several interviews that the character Patsy Stone was loosely based on the mysterious life story of a certain A. Lear.

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Stranded

Marilyn Cole appeared on the third album Stranded. She started her carreer as a Playboy bunny in London and modelled for Playboy in 1972 and 1973. She was pursued romantically by Hugh Hefner and Victor Lownes, who at the time was president of Playboy Enterpises. For a period she was involved with Bryan Ferry, but in 1984 she and Lownes got married.

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Country Life

The title of the fourth Roxy album, Country Life, was intended as a parody of the well-known British rural magazine of the same name, and the visually punning front cover photo featured two models (two German fans, Constanze Karoli and Eveline Grunwald)  clad only in semi-transparent lingerie standing in a forest. As a result, in many areas of the United States the album was sold in an opaque plastic wrapper because retailers refused to display the cover. Later, an alternate cover (featuring just a shot of the forest) was used.

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Siren

The most famous model is Jerry Hall.  She was one of the original supermodels in the seventies.  She started her modelling career in Paris, where she was the roommate of model/singer/actress Grace Jones. In 1975 she appeared, in the guise of a mermaid, on the cover of  Siren. Five months later, Bryan Ferry gave her an engagement ring.  Her relationship with Ferry continued and she also appeared in the video for his 1976 solo hit “Let’s Stick Together”. By 1977, Hall had been on forty magazine covers including Italian Vogue and Cosmopolitan. That same year, she met Mick Jagger at a dinner party, for whom she would eventually leave Bryan Ferry. The Rolling Stones song “Miss You” was written by Mick Jagger for Jerry Hall. She appeared in the 1989 movie Batman and  still works as a model.

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Avalon

And finally a cover that I don’t like (the Avalon album), but should be mentioned, because the model (Lucy Helmore) married Bryan Ferry. Only 22 and with Bryan Ferry 14 years her senior, they married in 1982. They divorced in 2003.

Well, I must say, it must have been great to be Bryan Ferry in those days………………………

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Byebye 2008, hello 2009!

What I never ever want to see again:

1. Celebrities becoming fashion designers – No, I don’t want to wear dresses by Victoria Beckham, leggings by Lindsay Lohan, shoes by Jessica Simpson, umbrella’s by Rihanna (I’m not joking) and other stuff by Penelope Cruz, Chloe Sevigny, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, the Olsen twins, Jan Smit (?), Wendy van Dijk….the list goes on and on and on.  One exeption : I adore Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. I don’t care how much she is involved with the designing proces, the clothes are great, original and never too trendy. 

2. Latex leggings –  There was a moment when they were über-fashionable, but stylish?  Great for editorials in fashion magazines, on supermodels and sex shop employees, but in real life over the top.

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3. Headbands Björn Borg-style –  Hmmmm. Could be an interesting look, when worn by innocent hippie type of girls. But they are always worn by girls in desperate need of atention (somehow they often also wear the latex leggings).  I never understand why girls blindly copy looks from magazines that make them look like a fashion victim.

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4. Agyness Deyn aka Laura Hollins – So very predictable. Model dates rockstar and also wants to sing. I bet she wants to be an actress as well. And dressing weird is not the same as being stylish.

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 5. Gladiator boots – I don’t think I need to explain…………

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And my personal fashion forecast for 2009:

1.  Jumpsuits – See my earlier post. So effortless chic!

2. Designer clothes for less! – One of the benefits of the credit crunch is that no one wants to pay the absurd high prices for designer clothes. I expect a lot of discounts and sales. eBay will be fun again!

3. Zippers. -On jackets, jeans, ankle boots, bags. The more the better! 

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4.  One shoulders dresses, tops and shirts – I love the look of this Chloé dress from the spring 2009 collection.

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