Spotted on the Gossip Girl set yesterday, Blake Lively was sporting an array of berry hues, Rupert Sanderson boots and THEE Burberry Orchard bag.
Personally, I love the whole ensemble and love/want/need the bag
One of the biggest names in the fashion magazine industry, Vogue, turns 120. The September 2012 birthday issue features the controversial lady with a voice, Lady Gaga looking shiny and bushy-haired.
While Gaga is the chosen one for this issue, there are ladies who have covered the mag several times and in honour of their birthday – Vogue released a list of the most prominent cover girls over the past 12 decades, here they are:
1. Lauren Hutton, 26 covers
2. Jean Shrimpton, 20 covers
3. Karen Graham, 20
4. Cindy Crawford, 18
5. Claudia Schiffer, 16
6. Jean Patchett, 16
7. Amber Valleta, 16
8. Veruschka, 12
9. Gisele Bundchen, 11
10. Kate Moss, 8
In 2008, Henry Holland’s label House of Holland teamed up with legendary Amercian label Levi’s to create a six-piece collection of jeans. Inspired by Beverley Hills 90210, the designs fused the free-spirited attitude of Levi’s with House of Holland’s irreverent rebelliousness; think printed and laser-cut styles, striking floral prints and bold polka dots.
Today ELLE SA shared news with all its fans and followers that will go down in history – as Jackie Burger, editor of ELLE described it “This is history in the making”
What exactly is all the buzz about and why was ELLE Magazine trending on Twitter?
For many reasons, I mean it’s ELLE Magazine – One of South Africa’s leading fashion magazines, but mainly because they took a step that hasn’t been taken before, they invited international style icon, Solange Knowles to our shores, to meet our editors and to feature in our magazine. Not only did they take the step, but they are now going on a journey that many of us only dream of, they are treading on international waters. It’s not everyday that a star such as Solange agrees to shack up in South Africa with the Elle belle’s
What this means?
The wonderful ELLE team, who keeps on giving us the latest and greatest will be putting together an upcoming issue that will tickle every fashionista’s fancy, that will have all the readers rushing to the stores to get the issue and that will have the world talking about SA. The magazine will not feature pictures of Solange Knowles taken in a studio overseas, it will not feature a copy and paste interview with Solange – it will feature pictures of the style icon, taken in South Africa, by hopefully a local photographer, and will be directed by our very own ELLE team. I am not a hundred perecent sure about what the exact plans for Solange are, but either way, said issue is going to be the issue of the year
What this means to me?
Well if you think back to when it was announced that South Africa was going to be hosting the soccer world cup, it was a moment for South Africa and soccer fans united, it was a time of excitment and intrigue. The excitement that soccer fans felt on that day can’t even be compared to how I felt today. I have always been a proud South African because I know what we have to offer, it’s just a case of showing the rest of the world what we can do. By ELLE making this happen, they have shown that we have guts and determination and that we can take on anything, and by Solange agreeing to come to SA, we may see more big celebs coming our way.
My chosen career path is one in which I hope to follow in the footsteps of Jackie Burger and Poppy Evans so to see such big things happening in the industry have me giddy with excitment.
The ELLE team deserve all the praise they are getting simply because they took the step.
- Take a short fashion course, basically just a theory course to learn more about fashion
- Write, all day, everyday
- Spend a day with Jackie Burger (editor of Elle Magazine)
- Read more – At the moment, I have very little time to do anything besides college work and my day job
- Watch Sex and the City from the very beginning
- Own tons of animals
What would you like to do in the next year or so? Hopefully I’ll be able to tick a few of these off my list soon
**Image: weheartit (I added the writing)
So here are my fave bags currently available at Mr P Online. Nothing says hello new season like a bold new bag!
In 2009, Elle Macpherson’s labradoodle Bella made her modelling debut. The five-year-old dog was signed up as the face of luxury canine accessories brand DOGSIDE.COM for a “substantial five-figure sum” according to the Daily Express.
Photographed by Simon Songhurst, Bella sported jumpers and scarves in the campaign – which was designed to appear on special mini billboards aimed at dog’s-eye level. “Bella was a delight to work with,” said a spokesperson for DOGSIDE.COM
September is an exciting month, sunny days, sandals and these stunning accessories from Sass Diva. Future Primal being the theme and so fitting because big and bold jewellery is a big trend for spring.
And if that isn’t enough to get you instore for spring, then this should be
What do you think of the new range? Will you be rushing to your nearest store for the spring day special?
Don’t forget that the 3 for R100 special is running once again, at selected stores until 2 September
The following stores will be running the special: Brooklyn Mall, Cresta, Galleria, Garden Route Mall, Greenstone Shopping Centre, Highveld Mall, Ilanga Mall, Mall of the North, Mimosa Mall, N1 City Mall, Northgate Mall, Mall at Reds, Vaal Mall, Walmer Mall and Waterfall Mall
I can’t stay away from Mr P Online, I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing, but I’m not complaining. These are my top accessory picks!
I bought the leaf cuff on the weekend – it is one of the most beautiful pieces and is a comfy fit around the wrist.
What are you lusting from Mr P?
**Images: Mr P Online
My admiration for Coco Chanel and love for the brand is obvious so when I came across these pictures of Mademoiselle herself, at work, I allowed myself to imagine what it was like in her day, what it was like to be her, and what it would have been like to know her.
She aged gracefully and remained elegant even when smoking – which is a hard task.