Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Emilio Pucci designs for Rita Ora

(Vogue Shoot: 2012)

Emilio Pucci designs for Rita Ora's 
Radioactive tour

The newest British artists to storm the music world, with her honey suckle tone of voice, her stand-out golden blonde hair and her unmissable luscious red lips, singer song-writer Rita Ora. After being discovered by hip-hop rapper Jay Z, in 2009 he signed the London based singer to his music label Roc Nation. Her debut album Ora in 2012, exploded on the UK charts at number 1, with her success spreading fast and effectively it was only a matter of time till the fashion world also got involved. 

Known for her unique style and great passion for fashion, Rita has always said that growing up she has experimented and paid attention to what and how she wears her clothes. When it comes to music, fashion is always immediately as significant to the artist and the industry. Fashion helps in enhancing the artists individuality, creating a style which would help in reflecting their music style, personality and expression. From day 1 Rita Ora has captured her style and image in the way that she wants to be represented, keeping true to her roots of street style and adding a hint of glamour. 
To kick start her 1st tour "Radioactive", the 22 year olds costumes have been designed by Italy's Emilio Pucci. Emilio Pucci is known for its geometric prints and amazing drape, style creative director Peter Dundas has worked closely with Rita Ora in order to create a series of outfits that "perfectly echo her unique take on urban glamour".
Rita Ora's tour 1st show took place last night in Manchester, where she wore her custom made Emilio Pucci costumes. Rita is known for her energetic performances, the clothing was creating to ensure the artist is able to move freely throughout the evening. The idea of movement is always key for many performers, with this in mind Peter Dundas re-interoperated many of the key themes of Emilio Pucci's S/S 2013 collection.
Rita Ora's Radioactive tour costumes included metallic armour-inspired bodice, a military camouflage jumpsuit and a flowing golden cape. Her costumes definitely represent the powerful woman and artists that she is, after phenomenal success in just under a year. With Rita Ora being fashion conscious and aware its only natural to see her superstardom to also effect the fashion industries most powerful.

(Pictures: Rita at last nights show, in custom made Emilio Pucci)

 Peter Dundas has said "I was thrilled to design the costumes for Rita's Radioactive Tour, from the moment I met Rita we've had a great connection and doing something like this together felt like a natural progression. The costumes have impact and flamboyance in a way that feels personal to Rita whilst staying true to the Emilio Pucci aesthetic."-

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Sunday, 27 January 2013

S/S 2013 Handbag Breakdown

(Image: Vogue Germany Shoot)

Your S/ S 2013 
Handbag Breakdown

Countdown this season must have arm candy:

Every season there's a new 'IT' bag that has stormed the runways and now is creating a buzz on  the streets and sites of fashion lovers. For this S/S 2013 I breakdown the top 10, most wanted arm candy. 

A woman is never too shy of enough handbags, we find ways of convincing ourselves that our life needs an immense amount of handbags, each one has its special place of use. From clutches, to totes, classic to quirky shapes there's always something new to discover and fall-in-love with when it comes to handbags. 

I present to you this seasons Top 10 Handbags, from the fabulous runway: 


2. Stella McCartney                    3. Balenciaga


 5. Fendi                  6. Lanvin

7. Louis Vuitton

8. Valentino                         9. Prada

10. Proenza Schouler

With added drama and plenty of innovative designs, I have selected some of this seasons most extraordinary shapes, sizes, prints, textures, embellishment of handbags. Be experimental when it comes to accessories, there will always be the classic that will always have a place in your wardrobe... show some adventure this spring / summer with your arm candy.

An outspoken bag means a toned down outfit, balanced styling always works when creating a sophisticated and trendy look.-

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Monday, 21 January 2013

Rihanna for River Island Collection

(River Island Ad Campaign - Photo-shoot)

Rihanna For River Island Collection 

To debut at London Fashion Week:

The Unapologetic 24 year old artists, thats known for her unforgettable songs, scandalous love life and ability to make anything she wears look so individually stylish is about to debut a whole new slice of Rihanna. The Barbadian singer Rihanna, has always been watched for her unique style, known for mixing up glamour and street into effortless creating the perfect look. 

Rihanna is collaborating with high street store River Island to introduce her very first fashion collection. She will debut her collection at this years London Fashion Week, on Saturday 16th February to an invite only crowd. The powerful selective few of the industry, will get a first glance of the high streets worlds biggest collection.

It has been over 7 years of her being in the music industry, Rihanna has accumulated a vast amount of fan base worldwide, what she calls her 'Navy'. This major collaboration can only mean fashion mayhem at the day of the store launch, I predict a totally sold out collection. 

With such a huge interest into fashion, Rihanna has waited a long while to create a collection with her name on it. She has said that "Launching at London Fashion Week is a dream come true for me, I have wanted to design my own collection for a long time and to present my collection for River Island alongside all of the other great design talent at LFW is a real privilege. I can't wait to see the reaction from my fans and the fashion press!" 

The spring/summer collection is set to hit River Island store internationally and online on Tuesday 5th March, and will also be stocked at Opening Ceremony in US and Japan. Save the date! 

River Islands chief executive Ben Lewis believes that "This is the perfect platform to showcase Rihanna's design talent and ambition". Rihanna has always been a major fan of social-networking, she loves connecting with her fans, and letting them into her world, at the end of last year she tweeted a picture of the ad campaign photo shoot for her collection, which created major uproar and excitement to her fans. 

 I'm anxious to see what the collection will consist of, if its anything like Rihanna's style, then we are promised pure creative flair. -


Friday, 18 January 2013

John Galliano makes his return...

John Galliano is set to make his return...

The British born designer is set to make his return to the fashion world, with a temporary stay at Oscar De La Renta's studio in New York City. 

In March 2011 John Galliano was fired from the House of Dior, after an incident that took place in a Paris cafe, where Galliano was caught and recorded making anti-Semitic expressing to customers. This spread worldwide, celebrities that had previously trusted in Galliano's work and wore his pieces with pride, were disappointed and disgusted by his behavior. The house of Dior took quick action in cutting John Galliano from their team, to protect the respect of their brand. 

The fashion world knew that they were loosing a true master-mind, with his amazing innovated designers and constant surprise of style. Since he joined Christian Dior in 1996 Galliano undeniably made his mark on the industry, transforming the way in which Dior Haute Couture was presented, with unforgettable drama and theatrical dazzle. His flair was most definitely iconic, a huge fan of his work, I was truly devastated and disappointed by the way he departed from the industry. 

After a much needed break from the fashion industry, Galliano has decided that 2013 is his year to return. He has confirmed that he will spend the next three weeks with Oscar De La Renta as he prepares for his upcoming New York Fashion Week show.

Oscar De La Renta has expressed that "John and I have known each other for many years and I am a great admirer of his talent. He has worked long and hard on his recovery and I am happy to give him the opportunity to re-immerse himself in the world of fashion and re-acclimate in an environment where he has been so creative."

Galliano has previous told WWD that he is an alcoholic. He has spent the last 2 years in recovery, he has said that it was the disease that caused his outburst in Paris. He has tried to apologise for his words and the hurt he has caused to the Jewish community, and wishes to try and amend all that he has done. 

I was overly ecstatic about this news, I knew there would come a time when John Galliano would return to the fashion world offering us once again his magic and creative aptitude... Excited to see what he comes up with next! -★

"I am grateful to Oscar beyond words for inviting me to spend time with him in the familiar surroundings of a design studio, His support and faith in me is humbling" John Galliano.

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Monday, 14 January 2013

Lady Fozaza

Lady Fozaza

UAE's hottest brand:

 Alanoud Badr is the winner of Grazia's Style Award 2012 'Best Local Designer', she is the founder and designer of Lady Fozaza. Lady Fozaza started in July 2011, after a long love of fashion for many years, Alanoud Badr decided it was time that the world saw her creations. Born to Saudi father and a half Lebanese, half American Mother, it wasn't long until she used her mixed background to help in creating Lady Fozaza. Lady Fozaza is a brand that offers exclusive, innovative designs that have never been seen before on a blazer, from extravagant embellishment to unique cuts, everything out of the ordinary.  

The brand name "Lady Fozaza" is a nickname that her middle eastern fashion circle have given her, making her mark in accomplishing fashion consulting, buyer and highly followed blogger. She wanted to create something that would make women feel elegant, confident and fearless. Her love of fashion had blossomed over a young age witnessing her mother host lavish parties at home, and admiring women dressed to impress in top couture gowns. 

Why blazers? Alanoud Badr believes that it is a statement of style that is classic and can always be reinvented by how you finish off pairing your blazer with. 

"If their is one style i can always fall back on its the Blazer and Jean style...Jeans for its never ending story with fashion and... The Blazer, for its timeless elegance and molding ability, you just cant go wrong! Its as timeless and addictive as the jeans if not more at times! It also embarks a statement!" -Alanoud Badr

Just after 2 years of launching the brand, Lady Fozaza has created a buzz around the world, with celebrity fan base from the Kardashian sisters, to Middle Eastern singer Nancy Ajram. After discovering Lady Fozaza I truly fell in love with her creations, transforming a classic blazer and adding a dash of personality and character to it. It is a concept that can do no wrong, easy to dress up or down, paired with jeans over dresses or on top of shorts, the styling options are endless. 

Currently only available in the Middle East, but I envisage an international distribution around the world for Lady Fozaza. My next trip to Dubai will definitely have a Lady Fozaza Blazer on top of my shopping list!-

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Black and White Effect

(Louis Vuitton S/S 2013)

Black & White Effect

For 2013 Spring/Summer there’s no escaping your darker shades for season. That’s right, dark colours, patterns and stripes, are all staying in your summer wardrobe. The mixture of black and white colours is a much-watched trend for 2013, from stripes to chequered and also blocked colouring of the tones. 

(Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent, Balmain S/S 2013)

The mixture of the colours helps in creating modern glamour, with a slight twist of edgy. Dare to mix the strong colours into one look, its effortlessly stylish. The catwalks stormed with clear signs of the Black and White trend being fully flaunted, with designers from Marc Jacobs to Saint Laurent, they all showed their flare. This season be sure to show the world your style through Black and White, with great structure, volume and crisp cuts.

(Givenchy, Balmain, Celine S/S 2013)

Work the Look:
  • A new trend does not always mean a new wardrobe, it simply suggest a new way of styling it up. Every man or woman must own a black blazer, its criminal not too.
  •  For a casual take on the trend, invest in a great pair of black jeans, paired with chiffon or cotton loose fitting white t-shirt, thrown on with your classic white blazer. 
  • Finished off with a pair of black velvet slipper pumps. 
  • Accessories well with a stack of gold tone bracelets or a small bunch of gold chains. 
  • Don't Over crowd the look with Jewellery, choose one area either your neck or wrist to exaggerate.

(Rihanna, Kim Kardashian)

Celebrities also grab hold of this trend and work it into there daily evening and day schedules. Once the perfect balanced is reached within the two colours of Black and white, its a look that is effortlessly classic. Perfecting for working into your day and taking into to your evening.-

(Miroslava Mikheeva Duma, Olivia Palermo, Amiee Song) 

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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Arthur George By Rob Kardashian

Sock Swag

Funky socks by Arthur George:

Rob Kardashian is following in the footsteps of his fashionable older and younger sisters. The American reality TV show family that has gained worldwide success, building an enormous brand empire...and yet has another surprise up their sleeve. With  Kourtney, Kim and Khole Kardashian having made their mark on the fashion world with their various collection collaborations and watched style, the only male Kardashian is also set to hit the fashion world in a whole new direction. At the end of 2012 Robert Kardashian launched his 1st collection 'Arthur George' socks, exclusively available in US luxury department store Neiman Marcus

Arthur George collection offers something new to your average pair of socks that you have lying in your draw, their modern, fun and above all they are covered in vibrant and unique patterns. Each pair is made of Egyptian cotton, and available in a choice of 35 different patterns, although they are marketed at men, they are most definitely unisex. (I have certainly found a couple of pairs that I just need to have).

The name of Rob Kardashian's sock line is taken from a family connection, his middle name is Arthur and his late fathers middle name was George, he combined the two to create a stand-out classy brand, away from the Kardashian brand name that his sisters are apart of. The fashion forward Rob Kardashian has a huge interest in fashion, he appreciates what women wear and takes notice. He choose socks as his starting point for Arthur George, as he has said that socks are his thing.

Each pair of the 35 sock collection, holds a interesting pattern that you would not imagine to be on your socks. Rob takes inspiration from everything and anything, he has worked to create pieces that have been officially designed by him. 

"I'd take a picture of something and try and bring it to life. These had a lot of wild colors. I wanted it to look different. We had so many prints to chose from and Neimans did the final selection, though everything had my design behind it and approval."

You can never have too many socks, their a human essential... I have found my new favourite brand for my SOCKS. Arthur George is dapper, trendy and a pop of personality to anyones outfit! -

Available at: www.neimanmarcus.com

Above: Rob Kardashian wearing his very own Arthur George socks!