Friday, 29 May 2009

This weeks Celebrity Street Style spottings

Gisele Bündchen takes a breezy stroll through Boston this Thursday. Her football-star husband Tom Brady recently denied rumors that Gisele was pregnant. Gisele wears dark blue jeans, a black Leather Jacket, Black vest top, Scarf to accessorise along with a big black leather handbag.
Megan Fox handing in her boots as she makes her way through security at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday. Megan wears a striped hat, a baggy white T-shirt, jeans and Aviator style Ray-Ban sunglasses.
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Julia Roberts wears a strapless black dress, oversized blue scarf and an eastern style handbag as she runs errands Thursday in Malibu.

Jessica Alba carries her 11-month-old daughter Honor whilst catching up on phone calls walking about in L.A. on Thursday. Jessica wears a pretty peacock style headpiece and Ray-Ban Sunglasses.

After a recent Hawaiian getaway, Cameron Diaz is back in New York – and heads out for the day in SoHo on Thursday casually dressed in a pair of vintage wash jeans, white vest and a brown leather handbag.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Matthew Mania!

With over 19 markets in Europe and North America, the high street favourite that is H&M really couldn’t be doing any better at the moment. With previous designer collaborations including Karl Lagerfield, Stella McCartney and Commes Des Garcons, it really came as no surprise to see that they have welcomed Matthew Williamson through their doors to create a masterpiece for Spring 2009.

Williamson, who like most successful designers of today studied at Central St Martins college and graduated in 1994 in fashion design and printed textiles. In 1997 he founded Matthew Williamson Ltd with business partner Joseph Velosa and later that year secured his debut catwalk show which he called ‘Electric Angels’. With models such as Kate Moss , Helena Christensen, Jade Jagger and Diane Kruger all fronting the runway, it was guaranteed to be a success and insured him a place on the A-List fashion scene.

After a three year stint at the Italian fashion house, Pucci as Creative Director, Williamson returned to London in 2008 to concentrate on his own label full time. Undoubtedly at the top of his game, he is now a regular favourite on the twice yearly schedule at New York Fashion Week and therefore a collaboration with a hugely successful clothing Company like H&M seemed only logical.

The most successful aspect of all the collaborations appears to be the way that the designers can mix H&M’s relaxed yet chic style with their own signature look.

What’s even better about Williamson’s creations is that they have been offered to us in two helpings; the limited edition fashion range which was launched in April and now a unique summer collection which has been available since the 14th May. The long flowing maxi dresses mixed with kimonos and kaftan's all in a fabulous peacock palette highlight the creativity behind the British legend and echo his quirky catwalk range.

Celebrities are also loving Matthew's Spring Collection with the likes of Katy Perry and Nicky Hilton both choosing to wear one of Matthew's amazing Peacock feather print dresses to their recent engagements.

Full of colour and combining many of his signature prints, the beautifully crafted collection has already sold out in most H&M flagship stores so hurry, hurry hurry if you would like to 'share a glimpse of the Matthew Williamson range.'

After having a quick peek in London’s Oxford Street branch just after the first delivery I picked out this stunning ethnic dress which screams summer bohemian.

To view both collections in full log on to H&M’s website at If you have missed out this time around, don’t worry as you never know what the design duo have in store!

If you just can't get enough of Matthew Williamson's designs, check out his Summer 09' collection below:

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Post written by: Katie Powell, London fashion PR exec.

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Thursday, 21 May 2009

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

An afternoon with Giacomina designer Jacqueline Headlam

Whilst attending an exhibition in London this weekend, my eye was caught by a strikingly chic collection of designer leather handbags and I got chatting to the inspirational designer, British born Jacqueline Headlam .

Stunning to look at, it was no surprise that Jacqueline entered the fashion industry as a model and even won a national modelling competition judged by the likes of Elite a few years ago. She modelled in New York, London and Germany, regularly taking part in London Fashion week financing her way through University. Following her subsidiary degree in Broadcast Journalism, Headlam worked on TV as a Television Fashion expert, re-styling individuals on make-over shows.

Jacqueline went on to complete a Fashion Journalism course at the London College of Fashion and wrote a series of articles on the industry's emerging young stars. She then set up "Jacqueline's Unique Boutique", a boutique specialising in the sale of classic English designs for women.

In Jacqueline's own words:

"I found selling other people's designs frustrating especially as I had so many ideas of my own. I started producing sketches for accessories, buying quite spectacular materials, but not having formal training, there wasn't any correlation between the images in my mind and my final creations."

Jacqueline travelled to Italy where she met a team of talented Italian and English artisans who have produced goods for the likes of Fendi and Harrods. They collaborated to create Italian named Giacomina, a designer label producing a beautiful range of exclusive, one-off and limited edition hand-made bags.

These super chic designer handbags are gorgeous to touch and the attention to detail is unrivalled. The various ranges include the Shopper, a Vintage collection, Classic range and the La Luna. You'll find furs, wool, soft leathers and patent leathers across the range in bold colours and animal prints, something for every occasion! Right now Giacomina's product line includes Handbags and Hats, however there are future plans for a leather accessories line for men.

These are designer handbags with a story, exceptionally superior in quality and made to be noticed! Most certainly worth the investment for any fashionista with fabulous taste.

To browse through their range, go to their website: giacomina. Check back regularly as new products are added.


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Saturday, 9 May 2009