Congratulations to Sarah Burton as Designer of the Year 2011!

I think it is fair to say that we’ve been “stalking” Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen ever since he passed away last February, since we were so depressed and worried that we will never see this level of genius ever again because he was so unique and one of his kind. Fortunately, Sarah Burton gave us peace of mind and put us all in awe by putting her creative spin (as a cherry) on top of Alexander McQueen’s legacy.

Sarah Burton was born in 1974 in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Like many other famous designers, she also went to Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She interned at Alexander McQueen during her third year of school and then joined the company full-time upon graduation at 1997.

From intern to personal assistant to head of womenswear in 2000 and then to creative director in 2010, Sarah Burton eats, sleeps, breaths the air of this label for all these years. If only we knew her credentials and how hot-wired she is to the brand we wouldn’t have to worry, we would know that she can do amazing things.

Congratulations! Sarah Burton for getting this award from British Fashion Awards! Let’s look back at some of the amazing pieces she had done since she became creative director!

Spring 2011 RTW – first collection since she became creative director.

Fall 2011 RTW

Spring 2012 RTW

Let’s not forget the dresses from the royal wedding

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Karl Lagerfeld for Coke Light

It is not a secret that Karl Lagerfeld loves Coke Light. In fact, he drinks Coke Light day and night, and nothing else. Last year he designed a Coke Light bottle for France only, and this year, he’s designing 3 bottles to be sold all over Europe! The bottles are inspired by the models of this campaigns, Coco Rocha, Heidi Mount and Jeneil Williams.

2010 Coke Light Campaign starring Coca Rocha and Baptiste Giabiconi

2011 Coke Light Campaignstarring Coco Rocha, Heidi Mount and Jeneil Williams

And not only did Karl Lagerfeld design the bottles, he also shoot the ad campaign too!! Why are we not surprise…. you can see the behind the scene footage below:

Right now you can buy the box set for €58 or individual bottles for €3.50 at www.colette.fr

Picture credits: shoppingblog.com, tooshallow.com
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Chocolate World Heritage

When all the luxury brands in the world are too busy looking into their brand identity, emphasizing on going back to their heritage; I found it rather ironic to see a heritage made in chocolate, at the middle of a busy high end mall in Hong Kong. A store is converted into a very impressive exhibition.

Master Mirco Della Vecchia, famous Italian chocolatier, handcrafted white chocolate sculptures in the form of the world’s est-known monuments, such as Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, Greece’s Parthenon, Italy’s leaning Tower of Pisa and Colosseum, the Egyptian temples Abu Simbel and England’s famous Stonehenge. They are so good to look at, and so mouth watering. It’s definitely worth taking a look if you’re in the area.

Mirco Della Vecchia is a three-timeGuinness World Record holder in chocolate sculpting for the heaviest, the tallest, and the largest, in separate occasions.

Exhibition ends Feb 20, 2011
Venue: Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, Level 2, Ocean Center, Harbour City, TST
Please click here if you would like to read more about Mirco Della Vecchia
 

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Miu Miu Fashion Film – The Powder Room

Miu Miu is into fashion film lately. They are working on a short fashion film series called “Women’s Tales’s” created by female directors. The first one is directed by Zoe Cassavetes, starring Caroline de Maigret, Line Gost, Sophie Vlaming and Audrey Marnay. This ultra feminine film is about the Spring/Summer 2011 collection. It is staged in Claridges’ powder room, and it is inspired by subverting conventional notions of glamour.

Please see comments from ShowStudio here
Please check out behind the scene footage and interviews at www.miumiu.com
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Christian Dior Spring 2011 Couture Show

Sorry I haven’t been blogging lately, I was not very inspired lately but now I’m back🙂 I want to talk about the couture show of course. The Dior couture show just came out last night. It is “Dior” no doubt, very 1950s. Mr. Galliano created a collection that is true to the brand, with some very easily recognized Dior shapes and of course some new ones.

There are some pleated skirts, quite a few pencil skirts, and some asymmetrical cowl neck tops. The draping and the volume of all the gowns are awesome. The embellishment and embroideries are exquisite as always. Mr. Galliano himself is as cute as ever, I always love when he posed for the photographers.

I love the color of the collection especially. Each piece comes from at least 2 shades. For example you’ll see a lighter pink on one side and then a darker. It is not done in an ombre way but somehow creating a “shadow” effect, either by the fabric itself, or by layers of flowy fabric to create the effect.

The collection is inspired by René Gruau, a fashion illustrator who is famous for using his powerful minimal line to combine seductive sophistication with classic beauty, grace, and sensual elegance.

Please read Suzy Menkes’ review for this collection here
Please see René Gruau’s illustrations here
Please view the entire collection here
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Natalie Portman has Everything Going for Her

A mother-to-be, engaged, Natalie Portman, who has an award buzzed on her head because of Black Swan, is posing for Miss Dior Cherie campaign, naked, with a naughty look. Well, not exactly naked, she’s wearing a headband😛

I think she looks awesome on this ad. The printed ad and also commercial will launch officially in March. So let’s wait and see.

I’m so happy for her. She has everything going for her now. The lovely fiance Benjamin Millepied whom she met on the set of Black Swan. He proposed with a US$750,000 ring as soon as he found out that she’s pregnant (how sweet). The ring looks almost like the one Kate Middleton has from afar (can you believe it?). And now posing so seductively on Dior ad (it’s so awesome!)

You can read more about the Dior campaign here
You can read more about her engagement here
Both article from Stylelist.com
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Blake Lively is the Official Ambassador of Chanel!

It is official! Blake Lively, the 23-year-old, from Gossip Girl,will be the ambassador for Chanel’s new Mademoiselle handbag line.

What a lucky girl, the one who got embraced by Anna Wintour. She was on the Vogue’s cover twice in two years although they didn’t sell very well, but it didn’t matter as long as Anna Wintour likes her.

The BFFs went to Paris together. Blake Lively was introduced to Karl Lagerfeld last July during couture week Paris. They had dinner the night before the show and Karl Lagerfeld even give her a preview of the collection.

This campaign is photographed by Karl Lagerfeld himself. The ads are slated to break in April magazines, and it’s staged on the famous staircase of Chanel at Rue Cambon. I can’t wait to see them.

Blake Lively will also be starring in a superhero movie called Green Lantern, with Ryan Reynolds, and it’s scheduled to be released June 17, 2011 in 3D.

Please read article from WWD here
Please read about Anna Wintour and Blake Lively here
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