>> Back in July, Blake Lively and Karl Lagerfeld were snapped stepping out of the Ritz Paris together, and in September, her then-boyfriend Penn Badgley told The Cut: "He [Lagerfeld] and my girlfriend have become incredibly close. It's bizarre; I can't believe that we're just hanging out with Karl Lagerfeld." Sounds like the friendship has paid off: reports just surfaced that Lively will star in an upcoming Chanel handbag campaign, which she was just in Paris shooting. The ads are expected to launch early next year. [E!]
Posts for December 7th 2010
>> Phoebe Philo took this year's top prize — Designer of the Year — tonight at the British Fashion Awards over fellow nominees Erdem Moralioglu and Christopher Kane, while Lara Stone won the battle of the pretty faces, scoring Model of the Year over David Gandy and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Popular vote determined Alexa Chung winner of the British Style Award, recognizing "an individual who embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital.” And Sarah Burton — who designed two dresses for Special Recognition awardee Naomi Campbell (for a 25 year-long career) to choose from for the festivities — accepted the posthumously-awarded Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design prize for Lee Alexander McQueen, noting, "We will always miss him."
The full list of 2010 winners (nominees can be seen here):
Designer of the Year: Phoebe Philo for Celine
BFC Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design: Lee Alexander McQueen
Designer Brand of the Year: Mulberry
Accessory Designer of the Year: Nicholas Kirkwood
Menswear Designer of the Year: Patrick Grant for E.Tautz
Model of the Year: Lara Stone
Emerging Talent Award — Accessories: Husam El Odeh
Emerging Talent Award — Ready-to-Wear: Meadham Kirchhoff
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator of the Year: Nicola Formichetti
British Style Award: Alexa Chung
Special Recognition Award: Naomi Campbell
Digital Innovation Award: Burberry
Tweed remains a go-to cold weather staple and when paired with red accompaniments, it makes a bold — never fusty — statement. Take a cue from this street-snapped cutie and pair a nubby sheath dress from Dolce & Gabbana with a crisp Steven Alan blazer, red Anthropologie tights, and matching red beret. Brown Steve Madden oxfords and a Be & D lambskin clutch complete the Winter look.
Left to right: Dolce & Gabbana Tweed Minidress ($1,150), Steven Alan Agatha Bazer ($90, originally $300), Steve Madden Oxfords ($70), Anthropologie Tights ($13), Be & D Chain Strap Lambskin Clutch ($398), Z by Sergio Zelcer Beret ($25)
Photo courtesy of the lookbook.nu
>> Last week, Rag & Bone shot their Pre-Fall 2011 collection lookbook on Hanne Gaby Odiele, who Marcus Wainwright refers to as a muse of sorts: “All our girls have amazing style. Hanne and Frida [Gustavsson] have this eclectic way of layering, and Freja [Beha Erichsen] always walks in here with a great biker jacket.”
The collection ships in May and June of next year, and took shape by experimenting in fittings. "It all began with a maxi dress,” Wainwright explained. “Then we cut it up and messed around with the length.” And: "When in doubt, add leather," Wainwright said, explaining that the material sells well for the label. In fact, the leather wrap skirts are apparently a hint at what might come from Wainwright and David Neville for Fall 2011.
>> Last week, Alexander McQueen was touting the merits of a video lookbook for its newly relaunched McQ collection, and it seems as though H&M, too, is feeling the video lookbook for Spring 2011. The Swedish retailer just released a peek at its colorful, color-blocked offering in motion, with Swedish model Frida Gustavsson wrapping up the finale looks.