Fashion

Here is a first look at the new Mulberry campaign for SS12. Can’t wait to see how this will be traslated into their windows and stores across the country. The image was taken by one of our all-time favourite photographers Tim Walker!

Music/Fashion – Mugler Catwalk Ft Azealia Banks – Paris

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgE94G2OUK0&feature=player_embedded] Experimental designer label have released a short film from their A/W 2012 collection that was captured at Mugler’s studio in the run up to the collections debut on the catwalk. Creative Director, Nicola Formichetti put the film together and it features music from the amazing Azealia Banks who released her brand new track ‘Bambi’ especially for the catwalk show. Check out the video above to an insight into the hecticness that ensues at a fashion house in the lead up to the release of a collection.

Event – Shoes For Show Exhibition – London

Location: The Old Truman Brewery, The Loading Bay, Brick Lane, LONDON Date: 4th-8th November 2011 (ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT) Prepare for high (heeled) art at Shoes for Show. To those for whom shoes are just an intermediary between your foot and the ground, this free exhibition at the Old Truman Brewery will offer little in the way of cultural insight. But for anyone with even a glancing pedal interest, ‘Javari Presents The Sculptural Art of High Heels’ is well worth dipping a toe into. Curated by Shonagh Marshall, who has archived the collections of Christian Louboutin and Isabella Blow, it features stunning photography and many iconic shoes – including the Vivienne Westwood numbers that famously floored Naomi on the catwalk in 1993.

Christian Louboutin for the English National Ballet

Certain to create a buzz, the exhibition of couture shoes features a plethora of big name designers and owners. From the Gareth Pugh designed cuboid shoes for Beyonce’s Run the World music vid to the Swarovski embellished Christian Louboutin heeled ballet shoes, designed for the English National Ballet, there are some absolutely stunning examples of art meeting footwear featured in the exhibition.  

Fashion – House of Dereon A/W 2011 – Selfridges

London’s star power was seriously ramped up a few notches last week, when Beyonce and her mum Tina Knowles visited town to launch their House of Dereon Autumn/Winter 2011 collection at Selfridges. We have a friend who is an insider at Selfridges HQ, she has kindly lent us a backstage photo from the show and we are oh so grateful for this snap! House of Dereon is named after Beyonce’s grandmother (Tina’s mum) Agnes Dereon, who was a seamstress in Louisianna. Of course, Tina Knowles used to design the tour costumes for Destiny’s Child (which might go some way to explaining how Beyonce always got the fiercest looks), and the House of Dereon collections are no less showstopping than these outfits: think feathers, sequins and, for S/S ’12 some intesnse exotic prints. To get your paws on some of Beyonce’s clobber, just click here > http://www.selfridges.com/en/Womenswear/?brandname=HOUSE+OF+DEREON&ppp=min&cm_re=module_ctas-_-module1-_-house_of_dereon

Fashion – Francophile Fingers – Matias Chaize ring set

With the New York couture shows more than a month behind us, we’re missing la vie parisienne and everything French. Cue these tiny little reminders: Mathias Chaize‘s set of silver and gold rings inscribed with “Avec Moi” and “Avec Toi.” We’ll let our hands do the speaking, mon cher.  

Fashion – Matilda & Quinn Boutique – Online Shop

Our lovely friends at Matilda & Quinn have launched a oh so stylish boutique shop. We wanted to give you the good news, perfect timing as we’re all back to work following our not so sunny summer. Their classic styles can be worn during the day in the office without having to change for the evening from one season to the next. Another reason why we love Matilda & Quinn so much is because they actively support the UK garment manufacturing industry and have made a concerted effort to work with the few high end manufacturers remaining in the UK. Take a look at their new collection… Matilda & Quinn Online