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Stars Shine At Fashion Rocks

The red carpet at New York’s Radio City Music Hall was dazzling. What with throngs of stars present to celebrate the fifth Annual Fashion Rocks – an event which celebrates the relationship between fashion and music.Some of the stunners include Charlize Theron, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Chris Brown and the boys and girls of “Gossip Girl”.Proving the music and fashion do mix, Chris Brow gamely told the Associated Press that “to be a musician and a great entertainer, you have to be a trendsetter. To be…

From Couture To Sporty

From Couture To Sporty

  With the Olympics on center stage this year, the fashion industry recently jumped on the ban wagon and saw the biggest sporting event ever for what it can mean to them – a massive marketing opportunity. Oh, of course there’s the idea of making our athletes look good too. Not to mention the idea of tapping the monolithic Chinese market. This explains the launch of designer sports lines due to the new sports stores mushrooming all over Beijing. Fashion V Sport Curator (at London’s Victoria and A…

Andy Warhol Still Dictates

It makes sense. Art and photography legend Andy Warhol is also a fashion originator. After all, fashion is art in clothing. Come Wednesday, Warhol would have been 80 years old. Though it has been more or less 50 years since Warhol’s “Factory” was closed down, it still continues to churn out fashionistas. The “Factory” was notorious for being the hangout of “Superstars” such as Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Truman Capote and several other superstars – many of them fashion legends. The birthplace of Vel…

Karl Lagerfield To Design Dubai Fashion Island

Not contented by being creative director of the house of Chanel and being the legendary fashion designer that he is, Karl Lagerfield is set to embark on another designing odyssey. His next project – an island. Dubai’s project, The World, a man-made archipelago composed of 300 man-made islands patterned after – obviously, the map of the world, is to have a fashion island named Isla Moda. An entire island dedicated solely to fashion, Isla Moda will reportedly have a hotel, residential villas and f…

Fashion Week San Diego will Highlight the Fashion Culture

The San Diego fashion week will be held at San Diego Bay’s Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, under a permanent 20,000 sq. ft. tent. on Sept. 28-Oct. 5, 2008. San Diego fashion week is the only bi-national fashion week in the world. It highlights the region’s fashion culture and heritage, featuring designers from Mexico and the US. The even will have the usual seven days of fashion shows, daytime entertainment and of course, over-the-top after-parties. The finale show will be followed by an al…

eBay Ordered to Stop Selling LVMH Products

eBay Ordered to Stop Selling LVMH Products

Bay and luxury goods Giant LVMH has seen the end of a high profile court battle over alleged selling of counterfeit items turn in favor of the luxury conglomerate. The French version of eBay has been ordered by the Paris Court of Appeals t Stop selling all Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey (LVMH) products. WWD reports that eBay could face a fine of up to 50,000 euros a day if they sell products from any of the following LVMH companies – Parfums Christian Dior, Kenzo Parfums, Guerlain and Parfums Give…

Gucci Collaborates With Rihanna to Raise Funds for UNICEF

Gucci has chosen to renowned songstress Rihanna to star in the fashion house’s first ever ad campaign for UNICEF. Rihanna, after performing for Gucci’s UNICEF fund raiser, was chosen by creative director Frida Giannini for her “her strong personality”. Giannini, in an interview with WWD, reportedly said “When we decided to dedicate a full ad campaign, more than just creating products, to really come out and show our commitment to UNICEF, I felt a musician and a beautiful woman was the perfect ic…

Kanye West Teams Up With Louis Vuitton for a Shoe Collection

Kanye West Teams Up With Louis Vuitton for a Shoe Collection

Hip Hop artist and one of today’s most stylish men, Kanye West admitted in an interview that he will be collaborating with the luxury goods giant to design a new range of men’s shoes. In the interview during Louis Vuitton’s unveiling of its Spring 2009 collection, the rapper/producer “Louis Vuitton Don” said “I’m here for Louis. I grew up with the Louis look, you know. I just love the style.” The new line of men’s shoes will be called Kanye for LV. Kanye has been reported to be spending time in …

Handbag Amnesty to Raise Funds for Cancer Research

The UK Cancer Research and online lifestyle magazine handbag.com are asking celebrities to part with their designer handbags. For a good cause that is. The UK Cancer Research and an handbag.com are holding a Handbag Amnesty throughout September for women to have the chance to bid for a celebrity designer handbag to raise funds for cancer research. Designer handbags donated by celebrities will be auctioned of on Cancer Research UK’s eBay presence in October, to coincide with the breast cancer awa…

Claudia Schiffer Chanel Spring/Summer 2008 Ad Campaign

Claudia Schiffer Chanel Spring/Summer 2008 Ad Campaign

None of the skinny teenagers today ever came close (or ever will) to the glamour – and dare we say notoriety – that the super models (the big six namely Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington) of yesteryear had. Today, the closest we have to the “original” super model is Brazilian babe Gisele Bündchen. But, let’s admit it; Super Models will never go out of style. Granted, they were not as powerful as they were, like, a decade ago, bu…