Never the less, this is a rare opportunity to get your winter wardrobe started with some of Kookai's stunning Autumn pieces...Still not sure..... just take a peek below....
Alternative fashion is fashion that stands apart from the mainstream commercial fashion. In some cases it may be the fashion of a subculture like goth, hip hop, industrial, cyberpunk, etc. or simply influenced by a subculture. It is fashion from the fringe, and may often be more artistic, than practical. Some alternative fashion shows fuse fashion with music, art and performance. Alternative Fashion is originated in London as one of fashion event that held every month of April. Alternative fashion show in London is called Swatch Alternative Fashion Week. This is the event for new designers to be discovered. This event presents East London’s major fashion event – Alternative Fashion Week. From April 20 to 24 in Spitalfields will play host to the most original and creative collections by a fresh crop of new designers with truly innovative ideas.
The highlight of this event are starts with Stunning new models will be taking to the catwalk with many arriving hot from the special model training course run for 6 weeks prior to Alternative Fashion Week. Fashion shows will be open to the Press and Public daily at 1.15pm accompanied by live contemporary jazz from Tex Tile and the Catwalk Combo. The fashion market that surrounds the catwalk from 11am to 5pm each day is a shopping sensation with stalls selling an exotic range of clothes, textiles and accessories.
There are over sixty young designers and to recent fashion and textile graduates selected to show their work, establish their labels. There will be Women's clothing and Men's clothing from the sublime to the sensational, with an emphasis on environmental awareness and ethical sourcing with original and recycled textiles are a major feature. Alternative fashion week is where all the best new designers are to be discovered. It provides a genuine alternative for them to present their work directly to the press, public and the fashion industry. Designers come from all over the UK and this year from Italy, Croatia, Sweden, Finland and the USA. This is the event where new designers are able to recognize in their master piece. And have the right to be place someday as one of the major brand of designer clothing in Fashion Industry.
Ever since seeing Rachel Bilson photographed in her own Christian Louboutin studded statement heals last year I had been somewhat obsessed. With US$1150 being slightly – no actually completely out of my budget, I’ve had to be content to go without and leave them to exist only on my imaginary shopping list.
This week however while strolling innocently through the shoe section in Myer, most happy and content to browse and keep my wallet sensibly in my bag, I was unexpectedly stopped in my tracks and confronted with my fantasy shoe obsession. There in front of me, a stunning pair of studded ankle boots, begging to show me how amazing they would look on my own feet..... Just a few minutes later I discovered a perfect fit, extremely comfortable, heal not too high to walk in and oh how they looked. My very stylish sister looked at me from the other end of the shoe department with absolute approval and I was sold.
I can now cross off having a staple winter boot for my wardrobe that will make absolutely any outfit fabulous – a great one to console my hubby with (now I won’t have to buy as many new winter outfits..) and at $380 compared to US$1150 – what a bargain!
My new shoes are amazing & I love them. Full Stop.
Rachel Bilson in her Christian Louboutins
My Nicola Finetti Boots $380 Stockist: 02 96986497
Megan Fox looking stylishly casual in a True Religion tie-dye tee & ripped jeans.
Sportsgirl dip dye dress is $149.95 in store April.
One Teaspoon Love Songs Tee $59.95 AustralianFlavour.com.au
Thomas Wylde Tie Dye Singlet Dress US$380 Net-a-Porter
Shakuhachi Necklace Dress one shoulder $210, Zip front boot $420. www.shakuhachi.net.au
David Robert Joseph Beckham (born 2 May 1975) is an English footballer who currently plays in midfield for Italian Serie A club A.C. Milan who was on loan from American Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy and the England national team. Beckham's stint with Milan, which began on 7 January 2009, is a loan until the end of the Italian season. With such global recognition he has become an elite advertising brand and a top fashion icon.
Robert Thomas-Pattinson (born 13 May 1986) is an English actor, model and musician. He is best known for playing Edward Cullen in the film adaptation of Twilight, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer, and for the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He began his modeling career when he was twelve years old, but it wound down only four years later. He has blamed his lack of work as a model on his masculine appearance. Pattinson explained in December of 2008, "When I first started I was quite tall and looked like a girl, so I got lots of jobs, because it was during that period where the androgynous look was cool. Then, I guess, I became too much of a guy, so I never got any more jobs. I had the most unsuccessful modeling career." Pattinson appeared in the advertising campaign for Hackett's Autumn 2007 collection
Jason Michael Statham (born 12 September 1972) is an English actor, known for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; Revolver; and Snatch. Statham also appeared in supporting roles in several American films, such as The Italian Job, as well as playing the lead role in The Transporter, Crank, The Bank Job, Death Race, and in War opposite martial arts star Jet Li. Statham's life in media began when he was spotted by a talent agent specializing in athletes while training at London's Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Afterwards, he became a model for the clothing brand French Connection where he was introduced to fledgling British director Guy Ritchie.
Will Chalker (born 7 March 1980 in East Sussex, England) is an English model and an amateur boxer. He is one of few male models to be considered a supermodel. He began modeling at the age of twenty in 2000, leaving his earlier career as a construction worker after a friend took test shots of him. Since then, he has appeared in major ad campaigns including YSL, Perry Ellis, Wormland, Valentino, Mark O'Polo, Zara, Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton, Dsquared2, Gap, Ermenegildo Zegna and Paul Smith. His runway tasks include opening and closing for Gucci, John Galliano's finishing tableau, Athena-poster look for D&G, carrying a baby tiger onto Dolce & Gabbana's spring/summer 2005 menswear catwalk, and walking along Sonia Rykiel during her show. He has appeared in GQ, l'Uomo Vogue, i-D, Japanese Wallpaper, Spanish Esquire and Upstreet. He has also done commercials for Levi's and his commercial for Paco Rabanne Black XS with has been remixed with scenes starring Bianca Balti to promote its "for her" version.
David Gandy (born in 1980 in Billericay, Essex, England) is a male model. He soon became a top model for Public Image Worldwide. He has done a lot of work with Dolce and Gabbana. He is a British model of Scottish descent, best known for his advert for Dolce & Gabbana's fragrance "Light Blue".
Gandy is signed to DNA Model Management in New York City
Warren Harvey is a male model and body builder with the grand title of Mister England 2006. He lives in Bournemouth, England and is competing for the Mr. World title in 2007.
Alexander Richard "Alex" Pettyfer(born 10 April 1990) is an English actor and model. The son of an actor and former fashion model, he appeared on stage and in television before being cast as Alex Rider, the main character in the film version of Stormbreaker. The film was released worldwide in 2006. He was seen as a model in the Spring/Summer 2008 Burberry advertising campaign, having been signed to Select Model Management. His most recent film role was in the film Wild Child, released in the U.K. on 15 August 2008. Pettyfer began his career as a child fashion model at the age of seven, modeling for labels such as GAP, after meeting Ralph Lauren in a toy store in New York City. He also did adverts for some yogurt brands. His first commercial was at age six. He attended The Mall School, a small private school in Twickenham and as a schoolboy, performed in plays, including in the role of Willy Wonka in a production Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He then went on to attend Lambrook Haileybury school in Berkshire and played numerous main parts in school and year plays.
James Rousseau (born James Rousseau Osborne December 19, 1980) is an English model. He is descended from the family of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), the philosopher whose writings influenced the French revolutionary movement. It was a painting and decorating holiday job in London that accidentally led to the start of his modeling career. Someone suggested he had good enough looks to become a model, so, for a joke, he dropped in at the nearest agency, Select Models, with no previous experience and no portfolio, and expecting to go nowhere. Just as he was being turned away for having no pictures, one of the agents decided to take a few shots there and then. Within days, Select found they had a new hot property on their hands as clients started picking out James for their campaigns. He just happened to have the boyish and androgynous look that was the fashion of the moment, although he hates being called a "pretty boy".
These are the models and fashion Icons in Untied Kingdom. They are hot and showing different fashion statement in their life and career. Like the Male Models of UK, Designer clothes online emphasize the taste of fashion of every individuals. In Designer clothing online, the products are caters all fashionsitas in all ages and gives lot of designer products like Ralph Lauren products. This is to prove that in Fashion industry, it must be in multiple access. Love the products and Idolize the models. This is the essence of Fashion Trends.
Having not seen Sharon in a movie for a while I was very quickly reminded of how much I loved her style throughout the 90's. She mixed sexiness and sophistication so flawlessly and while watching the movie I found myself taken on a fabulous & unexpected fashion journey (which at least made up for the corny story line of the film).
I then started thinking about how I can grab inspiration from some of her amazing 90’s outfits and transform them into 2009 fabulousness. After Googling some film stills however I quickly realised that my now current fashion icons (see Ashley Olsen below) are already one step ahead of me.
Slow off the mark or not, I think I’ll be renting a few more of Sharon’s movies again this weekend. I definitely recommend “The Specialist” ( the cheesiness is actually pretty entertaining), and from what I can remember Basic Instinct sported some pretty good outfits as well. Who knew I’d be putting movies like this along with SATC & Devil Wears Prada for style inspiration!
Sharon Stone in the 1994 Flick "The Specialist" and Ashley Olson 2008
Today I’m obsessed with clever 26 year old blogger Rumi Neely and her website http://www.fashiontoast.com/ It seems she has all the elements that will eventually have us all stalking her style and obsessively collecting images of her perfect outfits. She’s model gorgeous, her outfit combinations are effortlessly perfect and she writes a pretty interesting blog. I don’t really like using the word ‘Girl Crush” so I’ll just say that I’m now hooked on yet another bloody fashion website.
What has me excited about Lookbook.nu is the visual aesthetic of the images posted. Once upon a time it was only the glossy pages in fashion magazines which captured the chicest of outfit combinations, styled flawlessly and photographed so beautifully. I’d slowly soak up each delightful page, captivated by the clever angles and beautiful lighting.
The digital age has now allowed ordinary people to experiment, turning their bedrooms, backyards and personal wardrobes into their own fashion masterpieces. With no expensive film processing costs, practice can make perfect and my God it’s impressive. With the added addition of Photoshop, complete artistic expression is accessible to the masses & I I’m pretty impressed by what I see. It’s not only the clever outfit combinations; it’s the complete beautiful image that’s been created. Some of the photos I’ve been looking at are as good as a Russh Editorial, and just as cleverly styled.
Having always collected images for inspiration I’ve now found a website that will definitely keep me occupied for quite some time. With pages and pages of inspiration, it’s just how deep to you want to go and how much time do you have....
Some of my favourite pics - today...
The London Fashion designers are in line also in World Top Designers like Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, YSL, D&G, DKNY, and many more. These top designers are well known for their contributions in art of fashion as well as their impressive work who are integrate in their brands of Designer Clothes and other designer products. They are full of network all over the world as well as in Designer Clothes Online sites.
Here are the Top Fashion Designers in United Kingdom particularly in London which is the well known fashion capital of UK.
this unique fashion designer's boutique is the place to go for couture wedding gowns and a fantastic collection of evening wear and women's designer clothing. Abe creates her designs using the finest materials from around the world, including mohair, silk and lace and the best quality leathers she designs and produces them herself from this atelier in this trendy area of the East
Alice & Astrid
Renowned for luxury, quality and expert detailing, Alice & Astrid’s stunning seasonal collections of nightwear and loungewear continue to delight customers to select department stores and boutiques around the world, including Fenwick’s of Bond Street, London, Le Bon Marche, Paris
and Catriona Mackechnie, New York.
Camden based couture designer Yemi Osunkoya has 16 years experience in designing bespoke wedding dresses, couture evening gowns and formal day wear. He is renowned for his figure enhancing techniques and stunning contemporary style.
Ritva Westenius has been designing wedding gowns since 1977 from her atelier in the heart of London's Connaught Village. Winner of numerous awards, she has many celebrities as clients.
Today the Ritva Westenius bridal collection is stocked by some of the best bridalwear designer outlets in the USA, Japan, Australia as well as the UK and Europe.
Wild Swans - Ann Wiberg
Wild Swans presents gorgeous collections from eminent Danish designers including Ann Wiberg and Day Birger and Mikkelsen. The extraordinary range from Ann Wiberg couture includes a ready to wear range and bespoke pieces as well as her renowned bustier. In addition to these main labels, Wild Swans holds collections by a number of new Danish designers including exquisite designer accessories to complement the couture clothing. Accessories include pieces made using fresh water pearls, fine leather necklaces and highest quality suede and leather ICY handbags.
These are the top Fashion Designers in London who are renowned in their contributions in London Fashion Industry. Their fashion house in London are full of clients as well as thousands of visitors in their online network. UK Designer's Guild Fashion Online are proud to introduce you the Talent of London Fashion Designers.
Fashion Designer is the high ranking personality in the world of fashion industry. Without the talented and intelligent Fashion Designers, there are no fabulous clothing designs in the earth that wear by people. The elegance and luxuriant of design and styles of well known Fashion Designers are the life of fashion industry all over the world. And fashion designer is nothing if there are no Fashion schools.
In London, the London College of Fashion is one of the most acquainted school where the most respected Fashion designers are born. London College of Fashion is the only college in the UK to specialize in fashion education, research and consultancy. Most of the designer are start from their school as they learn the process of Fashion designing and they practice and master their talents as they produce world class designs of clothings like they create their own brand of designer clothes.
Designer clothes are from the heart and skills of Fashion designers. The design and style are came from their mind. The industry of fashion is continue booming as the fashion designers continue creating unique styles of clothing for and women. Fashion designers are the complex personality of every brand of designer clothings like Ralph Lauren. The fashion cycle is start from the home which is the Fashion school. It pass into the fashion designers and well done into every clothings that we wear. Without a fashion school, there's no fashion designer. Without a fashion designer, there's no fashion industry. Without the fashion industry, we don't have clothes.
Anyway, as always I'm happy to share my findings and curious as to how others are feeling about the peg...
Pegs on the streets of Copenhagen
On the cover is Kookai's amazing cropped leather jacket. I became quite obsessed with this jacket & yesterday it got the better of me and I drove 40 minutes to my closest Kookai store to purchase one. Now I've been googling ideas for what to wear it with (once the weather cools down). My favourite looks so far are from Nicole Richie & Sienna Miller..... Can't wait for winter!
Victoria Caroline Beckham (née Adams; born 17 April 1974) is an English singer, dancer, fashion designer, author, businesswoman, actress and model. During her rise to fame with 1990s pop group the Spice Girls, she was dubbed Posh Spice, a nickname first coined by a British pop music magazine. Victoria Caroline Adams was born to Anthony and Jacqueline Adams at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex and raised in the prosperous area of Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire. Beckham's father was an electronics engineer and the success of the family business meant a wealthy upbringing for Victoria and her siblings, Louise and Christian. Beckham has become better recognised as an international style icon, rather than a music artist. She made a guest appearance on the catwalk for Maria Grachvogel in 2000, making this her debut at London Fashion Week as a model. She also acted as British ambassador for Dolce and Gabbana and was briefly the face of Rocawear in 2003.
Erin O'Connor was born and brought up in the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, England and went to Brownhills Community School. On a school trip to the Birmingham Clothes Show she was spotted by a scout. Her first published pictures were by Juergen Teller for a 1996 issue of i-D, and are credited with launching an ‘alternative concept of beauty’. O’Connor is noted for her angular, highly symmetrical profile and porcelain-pale complexion. She is synonymous with Charlotte Cotton's notion of 'imperfect beauty' in 1990s fashion photography, and Karl Lagerfeld has described her as "one of the best models in the world". She has been associated with luxury labels from Chanel, Versace, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Armani, and Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Lily Cole born May 19, 1988. She is an English model and actress. Cole was born in Torquay, England, and raised in London with her sister Elvie. A chance encounter began her modeling career when she was fourteen. Cole's big break came in 2003 when she caught photographer Steven Meisel's eye. It was on that photoshoot, her first 'only girl' story for Italian Vogue, that Cole was catapulted into the spotlight as one of the leading new faces of the year. Since then, Cole has worked with many other prominent photographers, including Craig McDean, Nick Knight, Juergen Teller, Arthur Elgort, and Irving Penn.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is born April 18, 1987. She is a British model. She is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret. She is being hailed as the next Kate Moss. Her largest success came in 2008, when she was put on the cover of Vogue, accompanied by models Eden Clark and Jourdan Dunn, for the November issue. She appeared on Teen Vogue and Vogue Nipon, and was soon working with designers like Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY and BCBG Max Azria. She said she was determined to make it all the way to the top.
Katherine "Kate" Ann Moss is born 16 January 1974, She is an English model. She has appeared on over 300 magazine covers. She is known for waifish figure, uncommon modeling height for a fashion model, and appearances in many advertising campaigns. She is also notorious for her high-profile relationships and party lifestyle. She came 2nd on the Forbes top 15 richest supermodels list, estimated to earn 9 million in one year. Kate Moss is one of the highest paid and well known super model in all fashion capital all over the world.