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Tycoon heirs work on new projects

Crowds gathered and screamed at the premiere of Marley and Me on Monday night. Jennifer Aniston looked stunning in a long grey dress and sandals. Not used to such freezing spring temperatures, the actress was forced to reach for a jacket to provide some protection from the cold. She walked the red carpet with her co-star Owen Wilson taking time to sign autographs and do interviews. Sam Branson and Tamara Ecclestone who both attended the premiere, revealed they are working on separate presenting projects. Sam will be writing and presenting a new TV show, ‘Mainly presenting and writing. I am […]

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‘Fabulous’ Exhibition

A spectacular collection of the world’s most fabulous images has been curated for the very first time, celebrating the world’s most uplifting, decadent and glamorous moments. “We spent six months looking at the entire Getty Images collection – one hundred years worth of the world’s best photography. If an image didn’t make us gasp it didn’t make the cut,” Getty Images Gallery Director, Louise Garczewska. Famous faces, places and occasions sparkle throughout the collection. Highlights include film star Joan Collins captured in 1955 with her pink poodle on her pink bed; actress Faye Dunaway taking breakfast by the pool at the Beverley […]

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Armand de Brignac Champagne Rosé

Having won a celebrity cult following with its Brut Gold – its fans are rumoured to include actors Leonardo diCaprio, George Clooney and rapper Jay-Z – Champagne Cattier has launched its new Armand de Brignac Champagne Rosé, which it claims is its most lavish and opulent champagne of all. The exclusive champagne is packaged in a  pink bottle, embossed with four pure pewter labels, featuring the trademark Ace of Spades insignias symbolising the Champagne region’s regal heritage. And just to give that extra air of luxury, the bottle comes in a black lacquer wooden box, fitted with an engraved nameplate, […]

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Under the Hammer

Paris is in awe after a weekend of unprecedented queues and bustle at the Grand Palais, as Christie’s prepared to host the auction of Yves Saint Laurent’s private collections of art. Eager viewers had formed a line around the building by 7.30am on Sunday morning to guarantee themselves time to peruse the 733 exquisite pieces on display before they are sold to the very highest bidders. The exhibit is fashioned as replica rooms of Saint Laurent’s Parisian apartment, with the artwork freely displayed rather then enclosed behind cabinet doors. The VP of Christie’s America, Jonathan Rendell, described the set-up as “really […]

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Recession, what Recession ?

One London banker seems to have escaped the recession, or perhaps is just having one last blast. Maya, the Soho club so beloved of footballers and starlets, played host to the banker and his entourage last Thursday after the BRIT awards where a staggering £43,067 was spent on Champange & Vodka. At least he didn’t suffer the same fate as one hapless visitor to Mo*Vida last year who, according to The Times, topped off a £21,000 bar bill with a £15,000 cleaning bill after spraying the club with Cristal. For those wishing to re-create the experience the reciept is below.

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New LFW Venue

In its 25th year, Harold Tillman, the chairman of the British Fashion Council, has announced that London Fashion Week shows, which up until now have always been held at the National History Museum, will be moved to Somerset House this September. ‘I'm delighted to announce our new home will be Somerset House as of September,’ Harold Tillman said at Paul Costelloe's show on Friday morning. ‘The move will take London Fashion Week into a totally new era and will help the BFC build a legacy for British designers,’ he said. And despite the move, it seems that the BFC’s goals […]

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Hilary Duff

Following Victoria Beckham’s success as popstar-come-mother-come- nouveau fashion designer, Hilary Duff is also launching a new clothing range for DKNY Jeans. The American actress and singer is said to be co-designing a clothing range with the fashionistas at DKNY Jeans to create a stylish clothing line for women in their twenties. It will mark the debut of the star’s new beauty and lifestyle brand Femme. The collection will be called Femme for DKNY Jeans and will be available from August 2009 in America. 'As a young adult, I've chosen to dedicate my interest in fashion and design to creating a […]

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Love Duran Duran?

Calling all Duran Duran fans… The Simon Le Bon led eighties band are making a comeback (again!) but have announced that the only UK festival they will be performing at this year will be London’s Lovebox in Victoria Park. They will headline alongside unlikely acts NERD and festival founders, Groove Armanda at the two-day event which begins on July 18.The band are huge fans of the festival and are reportedly “delighted” to have been asked to take to the stage by Groove Armada’s Tom and Andy. Le Bon said: “The band are big fans of the festival and we were […]

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Figleaves Swimwear

Forget freezing temperatures and icy roads, now is the time to start sorting out what to wear on the beach this summer. So what’s tipped to be hot? Shimmery metallics, hot shades of coral, acid brights, dramatic cutaways, floral prints. And the online site figleaves.com has put together an array of amazing trend led pieces, including the new O Beach collection and the latest from the likes of Aguaclara, Vitamin A and Vix Swimwear, that are both vibrant and eye-catching. Figleaves has gained itself a well-deserved reputation as being one of the best online shops for buying lingerie and swimwear […]

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Eun Jeong

One of net-a-porter’s latest fashion finds is Korean-born designer Eun Jeong, whose lavish silken creations have attracted great press interest since she was awarded the prestigious Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden trophy in 2008. Jeong will be exhibiting her collection at London Fashion Week this Friday, and having just been snapped up by Selfridges, too (and more importantly, on show in their legendary windows), a strong reception is anticipated. Combining her loves for draping and tailoring with a strong business acumen, learnt from her time as a manager of a large textiles firm, Jeong encompasses all that is celebrated in […]

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Elle Style Awards

Known as the Oscars of the fashion world, when guests stepped into two white-washed rooms filled with sparkle and glitz at the Elle Awards at Big Sky Studios in North London on Monday night, they were not to be disappointed. A recently elusive Sienna Miller turned up to receive her Elle Style Icon Award (stumbling on her vertiginous spikes). Asked whether she found it hard to keep up the innovative bohemian creations she is known for she answered: ‘I don’t feel pressure to wear great outfits I just worry that I’ll do something stupid like fall down the stairs.’ Reassuring […]

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Lavender Label

Vera Wang is adding to her already extensive empire with a new footwear line in conjunction with Brown Shoe Company. Wang already holds claim to a product mix including weddings, china and crystal, and a suite at the Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki. Despite the differences across her range of products, Wang maintains a single consistent vision, ensuring everything she does is an “expression of her own personal design vocabulary”. The footwear collection follows in the classic style we have come to expect of Vera Wang, who describes her debut as “very much a stylist-girl-meets-street attitude”, with “a bit of femininity and toughness”. 15 styles will go on […]

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