lunedì 7 novembre 2011

Children in Need Mascot Pudsey Bear Gets A Stylish Makeover

For Children in Need this year 12 fashion designers have each created their own Fashion Pudsey Bear, the designer collection will be exhibited in Liberty London from today, November 7 until November 19, when the bears will then be auctioned  on eBay to raise money for BBC Children in Need. Designers include Giles Deacon, Mulberry, Patrick Grant, Jonathan Saunders, Liberty, Katie Hillier and Erdem.

Deacon took his inspiration from his silver swan, spring/summer 2012 collection, and turned his Pudsey into a silver leather vision, adding a hand-stitched Swarovski Elements crystal eye patch and plaited fringing. Patrick Grant and Henry Holland have all gone for varying shades of tartan; Jonathan Saunders works his famous geometric print; while Erdem's 2012 spring collection has been a huge influence on his creation.
Katie Hillier explained her design, “I absolutely love children, almost all of the influences for my own label Hillier come from either children's books, childhood memories of mine or from a playful childlike point of view. When I started to think about the design of Pudsey, I wanted to make sure that children would understand it and would be drawn to it.”
Louis Vuitton and Pringle of Scotland have also created a designer Pudsey for the collection, but in true couture style they are going to be fashionably late and are joining the collection at Liberty’s early next week. The Pringle bear by Alistair Carr is made from pure cashmere, with 1 carat diamonds to finish off Pudsey’s cardigan.
As well as the designer bears, Liberty London has also commissioned its own Pudsey bear wearing its various floral prints, the store will also be featuring donation points for the charity at its tills.
"We are absolutely delighted to have such prestigious designers turn Pudsey couture. And to have Liberty exhibit this one-off collection, allows everyone to view a piece of fashion history. A truly inspirational fundraising initiative,” said Sarah Monteith, Director of Marketing and Fundraising, BBC Children in Need.
“Liberty is thrilled to take part in the designer Pudsey initiative and to support BBC Children in Need. It’s great to see talent and creativity joined for such a worthy cause,” added Ed Burstell, Managing Director, Liberty London.
See the entire Designer Pudsey Collection here.

credit to fashionunited

giovedì 3 novembre 2011

Lady Gaga is transformed into an oil-slicked mermaid for the cover of art publication Visionaire 61

Lady Gaga is transformed into an oil-slicked mermaid for a special 'Larger Than Life' edition of the magazine "Visionaire 61" and it is said to be the largest ever published, making it into the Guinness Book Of Records.

The artistic photographs were shot by famed photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and are accompanied by a quote from the singer saying: 'There is no oil too thick as to destroy the imagination.'
The publication is limited edition and comes in two sizes.
A Standard Edition of the magazine, measuring 36 inches x 49.48 inches costs $375, with only 2,500 numbered copies available.
And a Deluxe Edition, measuring 57.48 inches x 79 inches costs a pricy $1,500, with a minimal 250 numbered copies available
The publication is designed to 'give iconic artists and image-makers the forum to take their visions to a massive scale.'

Other contributors include fellow photographers Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti and Bruce Weber, British artist and Nowhere Boy Director Sam Taylor-Wood, and famed American Director Ridley Scott.
They, including many others, have all taken on the 'Larger Than Life' theme in their own signature style.

credit to dailymail

mercoledì 2 novembre 2011

Scarlett Johansson Covers December Vanity Fair by Mario Sorrenti

Scarlett isn’t so easy to embarrass as she has emerged to pose for
vanityfair she reveal that the nude photos stolen from her mobile phone and posted on the internet
were several years old and had been intended for her husband at the time. She even joked that they showed her in a flattering light because ‘I know my best angles’.


Quote of the day

"I do want to make clear that I would never marry for a TV show, for money, or anything like that.
"I think it's really ridiculous that I have to defend that. I guess that's what comes along when you film your wedding for a reality show." Kim Kardashian