In 2010, Stefano Gabbana attributed much of Dolce & Gabbana’s immense success in menswear to the power of celebrity, and in particular to David Beckham. “Before, it [men's fashion] was for social things, for gays, for eccentrics, for weirdos; it was a small market,” he said. “David was the start: a hot, straight, family man with kids. He made it possible for men to approach fashion without fear. Men felt; if he can do it, I can.”
- The only way to handle disappointment is to move on and believe that better things are coming
- Headbands really are the answer to bad hair days
- Even though I bought an eReader, I prefer going into book shops and buying actual books
- Finding something suitable for the Durban July is a difficult task at which I am failing hopelessly – so much pressure (how do the celebs to the red carpet? Oh yes they have stylists and millions)
- There’s nothing quite like someone believing in you enough to give you opportunities you’ve dreamed of
- Twitter is like high school – very cliquey and judgemental, but I still can’t stay away
- Simba’s new Salt & Vinegar chipstix are so rad!
What have you learnt recently?
In 2008, Katharine Hamnett announced she was preparing to re-launch her ethical denim line, Katharine E Hamnett Jeans. The debut 21-piece collection, inspired by pieces from the designer’s archives was made from 100 per cent organic materials. “The market demand for sophisticated, organic products right now exceeds supply,”
It’s no suprise that Blake Lively has become the new face of Gucci. The Gossip Girl starlet is going to be the face of a Gucci fragrance called Gucci Première which has been named after the couture line that was launched in 2010. The scent was inspired by Old Hollywood glamour and glitz. It was described by Frida Giannini as being for a woman “living her moment, whether it’s on the red carpet or at a private dinner.”
This seems to be a fitting description of Lively, who was chosen “because she is a girl of extraordinary beauty and she’s a girl who loves fashion.
Personally, I’m chuffed – I love the girl and she does so well in front of a camera.
In 2011, Azzedine Alaia criticised the work of Karl Lagerfeld, revealing himself to be anything but a fan of the Chanel legend. “I don’t like his fashion, his spirit, his attitude,” the Tunisian-born couturier said. Karl Lagerfeld never touched a pair of scissors in his life. That doesn’t mean that he’s not great, but he’s part of another system. He has capacity. One day he does photography, the next he does advertisements for Coca-Cola. I would rather die than see my face in a car advertisement. We don’t do the same work.”
All the interesting news all in one place
- Despite the Yves Saint Laurent name change, the logo will remain the same (I’m still not happy about this decision, and don’t care who you are, you don’t walk into an empire and change the name)
- Aggyness Deyn got married, to Giovanni Ribisi. Congrats to them
- Apparently today is no panties day?
- Lady Gaga is touring SA later in the year.
- Jane Raphaelys book, Jane Rapaely Unedited has now launched. She is the queen of media and magazines so this book is a must read.
- Sass Diva is having a major sale 3 for R100 while stocks last, you have no excuse – its the weekend now.
- Lastly I have learnt a major lesson this week due to a very unfortunate passing of someone I followed on Twitter. Life is so short so just live!
So I leave you with some wise words and hope you have a fantastic weekend filled with no regrets
In 2008, Naomi Campbell made a surprise appearance on the spring/summer 2009 catwalk of designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The supermodel, who is a close personal friend of the design duo, took to the catwalk wearing only a black lace bra and printed silk boxer shorts teamed with a matching kimono for the super-luxe show.