Although I don’t talk much about it, I have a true fondness for Dolce & Gabbana’s style and brand image. Their familiar philosophy centers around the easy, natural charm of everyday living with a couture spin.
If they wanted to, they’d turn a tablecloth into a highly sensual dress! Anyway, being a couples & babies day, what better campaign than Dolce & Gabbana Bambino Fall Winter 2012 2013 as photographed by Giampaolo Sgura (starring Bianca Balti and Enrique Palacios)?
Update, 15/7/12: Following our story on Friday about Kate Moss’s new music video appearance for George Michael, I can now reveal to you a sneak peek. A 20-second teaser trailer has been uploaded to YouTube which shows the British model starring in the video for Michael’s forthcoming single, White Light. In the clip she stands opposite the singer amongst a crowd of dancing half-naked people, and flips a coin into the air.
For her cameo appearance, Kate sports a big furry coat, black painted fingernails, and boho waves, depicting Michael’s black angel who apparently saves him. The video will make its début on July 17. Regarded as his comeback to music, the single White Light will be released to help mark 30 years since his first-ever single with Wham!, Wham! Rap, was launched in 1982.
So excited was George to include Kate in his video, he tweeted last week: “The video you are waiting for is choc full of serious eye candy, and believe it or not, I’m not talking about me!”
Yesterday we reported that Kate Moss was going to continue the long tradition of supermodels appearing in music videos–and that she was going to star in none other than George Michael’s video for his new single “White Light.” And now the amazing internet gods (via The Cut) have given us a trailer. [Ed note: When the hell did trailers for music videos and fashion films become popular? They're only like two and a half minutes long--do we really need a trailer? Anyway.]
Here is a very brief clip of Kate flipping a coin in slow motion while George Michael and his strange triangular facial hair looks on. Oh and there’s a gun. The end! We know from the singer’s teaser tweets that Kate is also somehow the singer’s “saviour.” Hopefully she’s CPR certified or knows how to tie a tourniquet if there’s gunplay involved.
If you ever find yourself stuck in a style rut, playing with fun new color combinations is a great way to liven up your wardrobe. In this series, we feature unique and unexpected color combinations, then give you stylish outfit ideas so you can try out these color combos yourself. For more color-centric outfit ideas, be sure to check out our previous posts on combining Red + Pink, Mint + Mustard, Peach + Gray and Orange + Blue.
This month’s color combination pairs together two fantastic jewel tones — fuchsia and teal. Although they’re both bold hues, a warm-toned fuchsia works amazingly well with a cooler teal shade to create a look that’s sure to make a statement this summer.
Need some outfit ideas before you try out this color combination? Scroll on down to check out four outfits featuring fuchsia and teal:
Happy Bastille Day, mes très chères! Bastille Day, France’s Fête Nationale is brought to us this year by the legendary Serge Gainsbourg duet with the absolute blonde bombshell Brigitte Bardot. Bonnie and Clyde, the story told in French in some forgotten basement perfumed with abundant cigarette smoke.
It was the fashion, back in ’68. Did you know it was Bastille Day today? If so, what are your plans for the day? If not, what are your plans for the weekend? (Bastille or no Bastille, I hope you’ll have an amazing, peaceful weekend!)
Happy Bastille Day! Celebrate With a Look Back at Our Favorite French Style Icons, From Yesterday and Today
What is it about the French? Or French women to be exact? No matter what they’re wearing–whether it be a t-shirt or a ballgown–they always manage to exude that certain…je ne sais quoi (sorry, had to).
And it’s precisely that je ne sais quoi that has inspired designers (and our wardrobes) for generations.
So in honor of Bastille Day, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite french style icons–from the obvious old school, Brigitte Bardot to Francoise Hardy; to true French standbys like Mademoiselle Agnes and Farida Khelfa; to today’s trendsetters like Charlotte Gainsbourg, Olympia Le-Tan and Maison Michel’s Laetitia Crahay.
First Karl Lagerfeld announces he is launching a pop-up space in Selfridges, now Chanel is set to launch a pop-up shop in Covent Garden. The French brand will open their first dedicated fragrance and beauty store just before the start of the Olympics on July 24.
Chanel’s new pop-up shop will be housed in the Market Building in Covent Garden’s iconic Piazza. It will stock the luxury brand’s full fragrance and beauty collections and feature makeover stations as well as a manicure salon on the lower level. Customers will be treated to a Chanel treasure hunt; beauty workshops; and consultations with leading Chanel make-up experts.
There will be more exciting events to be announced in the upcoming months. However at this stage it is not known how long the Chanel pop-up shop will be open for. “Introducing premium beauty brands into the Market Building has always been a part of our retail strategy for Covent Garden. To open this fragrance and beauty concept store is a great coup for the estate and further proof point of how the area has changed,” said Beverley Churchill, Covent Garden London brand director.
What Phillip Lim deemed worthy of the “superheroes” in our midst to the cornerstone of Armani’s “Easy Chic” collection, few items beat tailored suits for adding professional polish when worn as a whole & add at least a gazillion wardrobe miles when worn separately with everything else you own.
The key is how you think about your suit…as a glamorously understated canvas or maybe a chic cake which takes its flavor from the way you ice it, be it:
- with a dapper fedora & silk pocket square for a touch of menswear suave