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Matthew Williamson is venturing into menswear.
The British designer, who dresses the likes of actress Sienna Miller and TV presenter Cat Deeley, is heading into the world of men’s clothes following on from a successful collection with high street store H&M.
“I wanted to start a menswear line of slim-fitting, luxury cashmere jumpers in a range of great colors. I know these jumpers will become season-less staples in my own wardrobe. Cashmere and silk printed scarves and hand-beaded T-shirts compliment the line and form a solid foundation for the collection to grow next season.”
The clothes, which will be unveiled for Spring/Summer 2010, will be expanded seasonally and will be available at London’s Harrods department store and Matthew Williamson shops.
Matthew previously revealed that his passion for fashion started at an early age: “I wanted to be a designer from the age of about 11. There was never any question in my mind. I just knew. I remember my sister couldn’t decide if she wanted to be a nurse or a teacher, and I was like, ‘How do you not know?’”
Sequins, glitter, and knits galore! H&M has launched the images featuring a look at their Holiday 2009 collection. The international retail chain seems to have the best of both holiday worlds—the glitz and glamor as well as the traditional, sweaters and mittens (Gap much?).
The campaign (more pictures after the break) features models Sasha Pivovarova, Missy Rayder, Malgosia Bela, Ben Hill and Ryan Thomas.
Read More | Nitrolicious
While it’s obvious that women of all ages—no matter how gorgeous—talk plastic surgery, actor Alec Baldwin doesn’t quite rule out the trend nor fear his age, either.
“I’m not saying I wouldn’t do something! I intend to do something. I probably will. Let’s put it this way: I wouldn’t rule it out because… You don’t think I wake up every day and wish I looked like this and this and this? But I can’t let that bother me.”
Considering he’s 51 and hasn’t gone under the knife just yet (at least, that we know of…), I would say that he’s doing pretty well on his own. Granted, he’s no Robert Pattinson, but the guy has aged better than some of his fellow peers (Mickey Rourke, anyone?).
And hey, he’s got some assets he still admires! “I have a great ass, if I may say so. That’s a part of my body that needs no surgical enhancement or rearranging.”
Baldwin’s female It’s Complicated co-star, Meryl Streep, has a different opinion on cosmetic enhancements: “Well, if you’ve ever even contemplated that stuff and looked at what can go wrong in any of those magazines, it’s terrifying! Every part of your life is chronicled, [so] if something mysteriously looks better, [everyone will notice].”
Read More | Us Magazine
The Gossip Girl wardrobe is worth an estimated $19 million.
The hit TV show, which follows a group of wealthy New York teenagers, is famed for its designer clothes, bags, jewelery, shoes and other accessories. Each episode of the series, which stars Leighton Meester and Blake Lively, features a string of exclusive outfits, which are stored in an impressive wardrobe spanning 1,500 sq ft and five floors.
Chace Crawford, who plays Nate Archibald on the show, said, “The girls disappear into that wardrobe for hours. They are like kids in a candy store! In fact, I always ask them not to schedule my fittings after Blake’s, because she always makes me late for my next scene. I tell them they have to get her enough Disneyland time.”
Costume designer Eric Daman has revealed it is a lengthy process trying to decide which pieces are featured on the show: “We average five to six looks per character—a total of 80 outfits per episode. And you have to go through 500 to get to that 80.”
Chace insists most of the wardrobe space is occupied by outfits for the leading female characters: “I have five pairs of shoes in a large box. They have clothes spread over five stories!”
You saw the images of Jimmy Choo’s H&M line. Now you can get a better experience and effect from the collection when you watch the ad campaign, which features Sasha Pivovarova and Edita Vilkeviciute.
Hopefully you’re doing a better job than I am at saving up for the line, which hits stores November 14th in 200 stores across the country. One must also note that, unlike the other lines released on Thursdays, this one comes out on a Saturday (and it’s Jimmy Choo!)... Just sayin’.
Read More | Nitrolicious
Sorry, ladies. The days of David Beckham working out in only bikini briefs has come to an end. The former face of Emporio Armani underwear has now been replaced by another hot athlete.
Late this week, it was announced that Cristiano Ronaldo will now be the new body sporting the brand’s men’s line. The 24-year-old, who plays for both Real Madrid and the Portugese national team, will end the other soccer star’s reign after a four-season run.
Read More | People
While Jeremy Scott looked to the Flintstones for his Spring/Summer ‘10 collection, Dsquared looked to camping.
Designers Dean and Dan Caten even injected the topic into the set of their show at Milan Fashion Week, with curtains drawing to reveal a woodland scene with tents and mirrors resting on trees.
The clothes included cut-off shorts, T-shirts, and jean jackets teamed with vertiginous platform shoes. In case of bad weather, models were given full-length clear plastic macs with neon trims, worn over eye-popping bikinis. Caps were also a big look, with a purple evening gown accessorised with the headgear and a bottle of Budweiser beer.
Men were also catered for at the show, with the twin designers—who recently designed costumes for Britney Spears‘s Circus tour, and have previously dressed Justin Timberlake, Madonna and Lenny Kravitz—dressing them in gardening gloves and leggings teamed with walking boots. More wearable were the suit jacket, shirt and skinny tie combination.
Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz is trying her hand at designing for Louis Vuitton.
Leibovitz has joined a host of other famous faces who are creating a new piece of luggage for the luxury brand to help raise money for Red Cross. Annie’s bag takes the form of a backpack lined in red, complete with several different pockets to make transporting camera equipment easier.
British artist Damien Hirst, famed for artworks that featured dead animals preserved in formaldehyde, has also created a piece—his is a big black trunk featuring drawers to store the surgical equipment he uses for his artworks.
Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs has also got in on the action, creating a trunk to put his dogs in so they can fly with him on planes. The specially-created items will be sold at London’s Sotheby’s auction house on November 17.
The sale is to mark 150 years of the Red Cross, a charity which aims to help people worldwide without discrimination.
Treading right behind Hayden Christensen for Lacoste and Justin Timberlake for Givenchy, Enrique Iglesias lends his famous face to the men’s fragrance Azzaro Pour Homme.
Steven Klein shot the campaign; if the rest of it is anything like this image, I would say that they were clearly going for a modern-day Don Juan look. The fragrance is expected to sell in selected Macy’s stores.
To me, this is nothing new for Enrique—doesn’t he look like this in all of his videos?
Read More | People
From Derek Lam and Alexander Wang to Max Azria and Jason Wu (and many more!), a quick recap of New York Fashion Week is covered in this 5-minute clip, spliced with interview clips from designers and celebrity fans.
Designer Phillip Lim had quite a tongue-twisting way of describing his collection: “It is about the mystery woman. Us as voyeurs, us being curious as who this woman is and how she goes on about her life, from day to night, weekend to weekday. And it starts with the idea of deconstructing construction to reconstructed.”
And you should hear what Michael Kors had to say about a certain pet peeve…
Read More | Elle
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