Fashion News

Limited Edition Fashion Site Launches

Ever walked into a party only to be faced with another girl wearing the same dress? D’oh! Don’t worry, though: help is at hand in the shape of new website 20ltd.com, where the merchandise is so very exclusive, dahlink, that only 20 units of each item are ever produced. That won’t quite eliminate the problem of the "same dress shocker", of course, but it’ll make it a lot less likely to happen. The site doesn’t offer just fashion – in fact, there’s everything from rare motorcycles to wallpaper – but with a range of fashionable names such as Lonchamp and Emilio Pucci available, there’s plenty to keep fashionistas happy. The jacket in the picture is by Derek Lam, and is…

Can you be too old for fashion?

GOD, I feel old. Too old to wear this Topshop dress, anyway, because (whisper it) I’m not actually a product of the 80s…  and there is no "product of the 1970s" dress to replace it with – aaargh! So, all of this got me wondering: can you be too old for fashion? As a product of the decade that fashion forgot, should I now be starting to think about buying in a job-lot of elastic waist jeans and twinsets, or is there fashion life in the old dog yet? I mean, I don’t want to look like mutton dressed as lamb, but I’d still quite like to shop at Topshop and remain vaugely fashionable, thanks very much. Then again, maybe…

COS from H&M – all a bit ‘blah’ really

H&M’s new "upmarket" line, COS, is getting ready to launch, and as the title of this post says, it’s all looking a bit, well, "blah", really, isn’t it? OK, there’s nothing particularly offensive here, but there’s not much to get excited about either, is there? (And by "not much" I mean "nothing at all"). There’s not one thing here that makes me think, "God, I must have that RIGHT NOW", and while I probably wouldn’t kick the clothes out of the wardrobe if I found them there, I don’t think I’ll be going out of my way to get my hands on them, either. H&M are clearly trying to go "classic" with this line, with lots of neutral colours and…

Armani adverts “promote sexual tourism”. Apparently.

What do you see when you look at this picture from the Armani Junior advertising campaign? Personally, I see two little girls enjoying the sunshine. One’s wearing a bikini top, but hey, lots of little girls wear bikini tops like that in the summer. They’re apparently wearing makeup, too, but I don’t really see it, and if they are – so what? Who didn’t try on their mother’s makeup when they were a kid? (Well, other than boys, anyway…) So, that’s what I see. Some people, though, see two very sexual little beings when they look at this picture. Those people are from the Institute for the Defense of Children in Spain, and they’re demanding that Armani remove the images…

Giles Deacon for New Look

I have to admit I’m really quite looking forward to the launch of Giles Deacon’s  collection for New Look – not because it’s Giles Deacon, or because it’s being modelled by Drew Barrymore. Not for any reason, in fact, other than that it’s a brand, spanking new clothing collection, which means that there’s an outside chance at least that it’ll contain something other than freaking tunics. Oh please, Giles, please – please have designed something other than the ubiquitous sack dresses. Because, let me just tell you, I went shopping last week for clothes to wear on my honeymoon, and what did I buy? Well, not a lot really: and what I did buy was mostly vest tops and shoes…

Glamour Magazine’s Stiletto Race – ouch!

I have a little saying that has served me well throughout my life: "If I can’t do it in my stilettos, it’s probably not worth doing". Luckily, there’s not much I can’t do in my stilettos, hence my other little saying: "If you can do it in your trainers, I can do it in my heels." I can do most things in my heels: I even climbed up a volcano in them once, but we don’t talk about that so much because that was STUPID (and in my defense, I was young, and it was unplanned). As I grow older, though (and this worries me), I find myself turning to flats more often for certain things. Yesterday, for instance, when…

Stella McCartney Wants Size 10 Models Only

So, Stella McCartney has refused to allow anyone under a UK size 10 to model for her at Paris Fashion Week. "Good for her!" I hear you all cry. "It’s about time we saw some real women on the catwalks!" I have a problem with this, though – and it’s not that I want to see waifs on the catwalk, because I don’t. If a model is too thin to be healthy, then she shouldn’t be modeling. It’s bad news for her, it’s bad news for the fashion industry, and it’s bad news for every little girl or young woman who looks at her and thinks "that’s how I should look. That’s the weight I should be aiming for." So,…

Angelina Jolie unhappy with St. John

Pity poor Angelina Jolie, folks. As the current face of luxury fashion label, St. John, Angelina is contractually obliged to wear their clothes from time to time, with one of those occasions being this week’s Golden Globes ceremony. Angelina, however (looking lovely here in an image from the company’s website) is rumoured to be seriously unimpressed with St. John’s current collection – so much so that the company has been forced to design her a new gown from scratch. St. John have reportedly created two one-off designs just for Angelina, one in black and one in grey. Will they meet with Jolie’s approval? Well, we don’t have long to wait to find out…

The Kate Moss/Pete Doherty Wedding – like a pantomime, only less exciting

So, Kate n’ Pete got married – oh no they didn’t! Oh yes they did! Lookout, Kate – he’s behiiiinnnddd yooooouuu! GOD. They really are living their own private pantomime, aren’t they? Are they married? Well, The Sun says "yes", Kate’s publicist says "no" – in conclusion: who the hell knows? And, more importantly, who the hell cares? Anyone? Is this thing on? My one hope for the year of our Lord, 2007, (in fashion terms at least) is that it’s at least a little more Moss-free than the last one. Please God, give us that, at least. Let them marry or let them not: just let them stay out of the limelight for a few weeks, pretty please? It’s…