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Kate Moss Essentials

The last couple of days I’ve been visiting the Topshop website daily, because I expect the Kate Moss ss2010 collection to be online very soon. But to my surprise the only collection to be found are some f*****g t-shirts!

The shirts are part of a collection of jersey basics:  tops, tees, and shirt-dresses in white, olive, baby blue and pale pink. All off them have simple details like patch pockets and rivets.

The strange thing is, I’ve never had any problems with finding good and affordable basics. Plain white t-shirst can be found anywhere, so I don’t get the point of this collection. But hey, I’m sure the Kate Moss tag will sell lots!



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Finally…..Topshop goed Dutch

It’s always been a mystery to us Three in a Crowd-girls why every country in Europe has a Topshop store, except the Netherlands…….but finally our prayers have been answered, because there will be a Dutch store in the near future! Our gossip sources name two locations: Amsterdam and/or Rotterdam, but it seems Rotterdam is more likely. No further information yet, so a bit of the mystery continues……

 Topshop Spring 2010 (source: Topshop.com)

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Celia Birtwell for John Lewis

After collections for Topshop and Express, Celia Birtwell is back with her legendary prints, this time for John Lewis. Celia is mostly know for her prints she designed  for Ossie Clark in the sixties and seventies, and I love it that her prints are now accessable to a wider audience. Ofcourse nothing beats a divine vintage Ossie/Celia Dress, but if you don’t have the budget for that, this could be some sort of an alternative.


Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Romanian Dancer Silk Blouse, Blue £65

Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Romanian Dancer Gathered Silk Dress, Ink £125

Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Pussybow Silk Dress, Cherry Spot £99

Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Gathered Silk Blouse, Cream £65

Celia Birtwell Romanian Dancer & Romanian Spot Tiered Silk Dress, Ink £150

Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Cherry Spot Tiered Silk Dress, Blue £150

Celia Birtwell for John Lewis Cherry Spot Smock Blouse, Ink £65


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Shirley and Elijah are bored children in new advertising movie

The lovely trashcangirl wrote about eyewear brand Oliver Peoples upcoming campaign featuring Shirley Manson and Elijah Wood last year and now it’s finally here!

Oliver Peoples has brought us some spiffy advertising campaigns in the past. Last year it starred Zooey Deschanel and Matt Costa. This year a new dynamic duo takes their place. Shirley and Elijah are the new stars of yet another escapist campaign movie called “Les enfants sennuient le dimanche”(children are bored on sundays) .Advertising with short indie films on youtube has become a marketing trend the last couple of years. Erin Fetherston is a good example of that. Using popular indie actors/musicians gives brands like that more attention and street-cred than a simple advertising campaign would. I think it’s pretty genious and a lot of fun to watch.

playing in the background is Malaysian singer Zee Avi’s  “Just You and Me”

The movie was shot by another blogged-about- brilliant duo; photographer/director Autumn de Wilde and stylist Shirley Kurata, known for their quirky, retro, vivid and some might say Wes Andersonian take on style.

Shirley wears a black and white dress by Andrea Lieberman’s A.L.C. line for which Autumn did promotional stills that were featured in ELLE magazine last year.

stuffed peacock! *dies*

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R.I.P. Alexander McQueen

Yesterday the very sad news came that designer Alexander McQueen has died. A couple of years ago I saw one of his runway shows on tv and I couldn’t take my eyes of the screen, because what I saw was like an extraterrestrial, magical world of fashion. Since then I’ve always been a big fan.

Just to show a little bit of his brilliance, here’s an impression of his latest shows.

Spring / Summer 2010

The spring /summer 2010 collection was an apocalyptic forecast of the future ecological meltdown of the world: Humankind is made up of creatures that evolved from the sea, and we may be heading back to an underwater future as the ice cap dissolves. This vision was shown through short dresses with nipped-waists and sea-reptile prints.  


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Fall 2009 / Winter 2010

The Fall 2009 / Winter 2010 collection was his protest against the predictability in fashion. The clothes were high-drama satires of twentieth-century landmark fashion: parodies of Christian Dior houndstooth New Look and Chanel tweed suits, moving through harsh orange and black harlequinade looks to revisited showstoppers from McQueen’s own archive.

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One of  his fashions shows that is now legendary was his Fall 2006 collection, in which a vision of Kate Moss appeared: a hologram made by video maker Baillie Walsh, art-directed by McQueen.

Kate was a close friend of Mcqueen and appeared in some of his shows. When Kate had her cocaine scandal in 2005, Alexander showed his support by wearing this t-shirt at the Spring / Summer 2006 show.

In 2009 he made an affordable line for the US retail brand Target, check out our post about that. But the was also made a shoe and clothing line for the Puma Black Label.

He sure will be missed…

Collection pictures from style.com.


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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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Preview: Primark Spring 2010

Some quick Primark gossip: First, the pictures of the spring collection are here. This season it’s very “English rose romantic”: lace shirts, florals prints and straw bags. I like it, but I will skip the denim on denim trend in the second picture (Yes, I know it’s very Chloe ss2010, but I bloody hate it. Die trend! Die!). 

And for all Dutch Primark lovers: a second store will be opened in the centre of Nijmegen in 2013!

Roxy print playsuit (£13) worn with plastic straw chain strap bag (£6).

Denim shirt (£10) worn with matching skinny jeans (£8) and belt (£2).  

Limited Edition lace boyfriend jacket (£25) worn with matching lace shorts (£15) and cotton modal vest (£2).

Lulu rose prom dress (£15) worn with straw boater.

Rose print blouse (£8) worn with lace vest, rose print shorts  (£5) and ditzy print fabric trilby (£4).

Chambray parka -Hello 90’s!- ( £19) worn with sequin motif striped dress (£9) and jazz pumps (£8).

Rose print jacket (£13) worn with lace vest (£4), floral print shorts (£7) and rattan straw handled bag.


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