Thursday 12 March 2015

Race & Diversity at Burberry

Unsurprisingly, these images sparked a broader conversation on race and the campaign was widely hailed as a positive step forward for ethnic diversity in fashion.

Following the pairing of Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne for the My Burberry fragrance campaign in September, the British brand once again coupled an iconic supermodel with a new star for its Spring/Summer 2015 advertisements. In what was Naomi Campbell’s first Burberry shoot since 2001 and the fourth for 24-year old Jourdan Dunn, this is the first time the house has launched a campaign starring exclusively black models. Sporting the label’s classic trench and this season’s taffeta tiered frocks and colour-blocked bags, the British beauties were lensed, as usual, by Mario Testino.

Monday 23 February 2015

Boogie Woogie for Women for Women International this Summer

Thrilled to be booking tickets for the gourmet Fete de Boogie Woogie in SW France this July with MasterChef The Professionals 2014 finalist, Sven Hanson Britt preparing the food & Deanna Bogart & Luka Sestak providing the music. Check out Les Soeurs Anglaises for full info! All profits to Women for Women International

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Record Breaking Gerhard Richter

A new record has been set for a work sold by a living European artist after an anonymous US buyer paid £30.4m for an oil-on-canvas by one of our favourite artists, German painter Gerhard Richter

The work, painted in 1986 and called Abstraktes Bild , went under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London, where it easily surpassed its £14m-to-£20m estimate.

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Constellations by our favourite playwright, Nick Payne, hits Broadway with rave reviews.  Starring Jake Gyllenhaall and Brit Ruth Wilson, “Constellations” is a supremely articulate play; it knows that words inevitably fail, that they are never enough to bind two people together forever. Time, it turns out, is a more effective breaker of hearts than human beings, with all their conflicted intentions, can ever be. This story of parallel universes is universal in every sense of the word.

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Galliano makes his Comeback for Maison Margiela

Galliano makes a magnificent comeback in London for Maison Margiela Artisanal SS15.  Bravo John! (Image:  Courtesy)

Friday 9 January 2015

Je Suis Charlie - French Fashion Unites

The fashion industry in France has united in supporting the Je Suis Charlie campaign.  We think that all national papers should do the same and simultaneously publish the offending cartoon.

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Baby for Blake

The lovely actor and entrepreneur (sic Preserve) Blake Lively has produced her little sprog earlier than expected.  We await news of the name although pictures of the baby are unlikely.  Pictured is Blake looking her usual stylish self despite a very large bump.  Congratulations from all at The Fashion Bloggers.

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Naomi Bears It for Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur has lost its way since building a reputation in its early days as the go-to resource for stylishly sexy lingerie.  Naomi Campbell heads the Spring Summer campaign, shot by Ellen Von Unswerth, inspired by pulp fiction pin ups of the sixties, in a bid to win back the label's original fans.

Thursday 11 December 2014

Guy Bourdin Photography at Somerset House

The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987.  This major show charts Bourdin’s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray’s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection. The exhibited works exemplify the craftsmanship behind his images, from production to publication, and their enduring quality as a consequence.  Open now until the 15th March 2015 at Somerset House, London.  A must visit for all those interested in fashion and photography.

Monday 8 December 2014

Alexander McQueen at the V&A: Savage Beauty

Make a date at the V&A for Savage Beauty: 
14 March – 19 July 2015. Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be the first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe.  Originally staged at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011 it proved one of the ten best selling exhibitions in its history