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Ode to Kate Moss – Mario Testino

Posted in Amazing stylists/Fashion Gurus, BOOKS, Interviews, Keep an eye on it, Shop Online!!, the big guys., we like., wonderfully famous. with tags , , , , on June 16, 2011 by streetcredthread

Mario Testino is the ultimate fashion photographer of our generation. Working for the likes of Vanity Fair, Vogue, Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry, the Peruvian-born photographer transcends fashion in his imagery and creates works of art. 

His latest compilation of photographs – shot of life-time friend Kate Moss – could be his greatest work yet. In a limited edition bound book, he has composed over 100 images in both black and white and colour of the model. 

Kate Moss has also contributed to the book with her own personal essay regarding her friendship and work relationship with Testino. 

This book is the consequence of two decades of extraordinary friendship, and phenomenal glamour, this iconic collaboration is an intimate insight into the lives and minds of two of the world’s definitive style leaders. 

Mario says “I met Kate very early on. Shortly after her first Galliano show I went backstage to congratulate her, only to find her crying: she was disappointed that she had only been given one outfit to model in the show. My answer to her was this: “In life there are perfumes and colognes. You need to use lots of cologne as the scent fades away; with a perfume you just use a drop and it lasts all night. You are a perfume, you will go on and on.” Little did I know just how true that would become! And that I had made a friend for life.” 

In a rare glimpse into the mind of one of the industry’s most private figures, Kate Moss also gives her insights into her life with the celebrated photographer, expanding on both their professional and personal relationship. 

“Mario took me to a new level of glamour. I don’t think anybody had seen me as any kind of sexy model before he did. He was the one that transformed me. Before him I was just a grungy girl, but he saw me differently. He’d seen me in a pair of heels, getting glamorous – and he was the first to start taking pictures of me in that way. He changed the way people thought about me as a model, for sure. Later other people started working with me in that way, but he was the first.”

As huge fans of Kate Moss and Mario Testino, we are definitely ordering a copy of this amazing work. http://www.taschen.com sell the book online. Check out some of the images; 

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Win a Trip to Paris to see Coco Chanel’s house !!

Posted in Amazing stylists/Fashion Gurus, collegefashionista, competitions, effing amazing., the big guys., we like., wonderfully famous. with tags , , , , on May 18, 2011 by streetcredthread

Teen Vogue and Chanel have teamed up for a contest you won’t want to miss. The prize is a once in a lifetime chance to visit the legendary apartment of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel and meet Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup. Oh, and did we mention this was in Paris? Sign me up!

To enter, all you have to do is select one of five shades from the Chanel ROUGE COCO SHINE collection and tell us in a video (one minute or less) how your personality captures the essence of the selected shade. Win this and it’s “Bonjour, Paris!” One lucky reader will be living the dream of every couture connoisseur. Visit www.collegefashionista.co.uk or www.teenvogue.com/chanel for more details!!

THANKGOD IT’S HERE

Posted in Amazing stylists/Fashion Gurus, aussie greatness, effing amazing., Keep an eye on it, Melbourne Designers, Shop Online!!, Stores we adore, we like. with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2011 by streetcredthread

We have all been waiting for it, anxiously. The girls from the Tigermist boutique stores in Eltham and Ivanhoe have launched their new label, Rise of Dawn. It is now being sold in both stores, and at Mrs Madame in Templestowe. Check out their facebook page to view the collection, where you can also pre order and phone order! (excellent).

LMFF 2012 Countdown

Posted in Amazing stylists/Fashion Gurus, An excellent cause, aussie greatness, effing amazing., global trend, Keep an eye on it, Melbourne Designers, Model Watch, the big guys., we like., wonderfully famous. with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2011 by streetcredthread

If you are massive LMFF fan like we are…you know that the LMFF show for 2011 has been and gone and it was fabulous however in March at 312 days from now the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival will commence YAY!

LMFF is an annual celebration that features fashion, design, business and creative endeavours. It brings industry people from all over the world to Melbourne, and definitely has put us on the fashion map!

The Melbourne Fashion Festival Ltd was established in 1996 as a not for profit organisation (bet you didn’t know that) to promote the Australian fashion industry, stimulate sales and present Melbourne as a centre of design excellence.

Currently LMFF has become Australia’s premium consumer fashion event offering more than just a fashion show over the month but parties, fashion forums, international shows and a sense of inspiration.  LMFF continues to inspire and connect the designers, consumers & retailers who keep Australian fashion alive!     

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Please go to http://www.lmff.com.au/ to check out any further info about LMFF 2012…The site is amazing to look at and full of interesting images and facts about new and existing designers, photographers and models…

A MUST SEE! xx

OH MY GOK!

Posted in Amazing stylists/Fashion Gurus, An excellent cause, effing amazing., global trend, Interviews, Keep an eye on it, Stores we adore, the big guys., we like., wonderfully famous. with tags , , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by streetcredthread

OH MY GOK

He’s coming to AUS!


He has taken the TV and Fashion worlds by storm, and is an internationally renowned author. Gok Wan never thought he would be someone who people would one day aspire to be like, however now his title falls no shorter than that of ‘guru.’ In an Australian first, Gok is teaming up with shopping centre giant Westfield in order to launch the Westfield Styling Tour accross the country! He will be visiting Westfield stores in VIC, NSW, QLD and SA so stay tuned for more information and permanent marker the tour dates into your calendar!

And big kudo’s to Westfield for continuously providing Australian women with style advise, help and most importantly, amazing places to shop! For your nearest Westfield store and all the Gok tour dates head to www.westfield.com

WESTFIELD PRESS RELEASE:

Westfield today announced that it will play host to one of Britain’s top fashion gurus, Gok Wan, for a national tour that shoppers across the country won’t want to miss.

Fashion stylist to the stars, author and host of TV show How To Look Good Naked and Fashion Fix, Gok will hit our shores late March, embarking on a national tour with Westfield’s talented team of Stylists on the Westfield Style Tour.

Taking Aussie women under his wing, Gok will share his style tips through a series of revealing makeover sessions, showing ladies how to maximise their body shape with this season’s trends from the best Australian retailers.

Launching Westfield’s team of Stylists and services, the Westfield Style Tour will hit the road for 10 days – bringing Gok’s brand of bold, brassy and interactive fashion fun to Westfield centres in NSW, ACT, SA, QLD and VIC. During each show, one lucky winner from Westfield’s online ‘Win a Makeover with Gok’ competition will receive a full makeover, along with selected audience members.

Commenting on the tour from his home in London, Gok said, “I can’t wait to get Down Under. I love Australians and wish I could spend more time there! It’ll be fantastic to see what looks everyone’s wearing because every country has its own unique style.”

The Westfield Style Tour will further bolster Westfield’s position as the destination for style inspiration and guidance, translating the latest Autumn Winter trends into real fashion for different body shapes.

With services available 24/7 at home and in-centre, Australians can get style-savvy with the following services from the Westfield Stylists:

Free 15 minute one-on-one Style Sessions – Launching mid March, these sessions will take place with Westfield Stylists at Style Lounges in selected Westfield centres; Personal Style Sessions – A current favourite, these in-depth, personalised shopping experiences start from one hour, with a Westfield Stylist in-centre; Style Workshop – Sessions designed specifically for larger groups, the Style Workshop offers tips and advice for an audience of 30+ shoppers; ‘Ask A Stylist’ – This brand new online function joins the Westfield Style stable from mid March allowing shoppers to seek professional style guidance at http://www.westfield.com.au and receive free, personalised advice from a Westfield Stylist within 24 hours.

“We’re excited to be expanding our Westfield Stylists offering and can’t wait to bring Gok to Australia to help kick it off. Whether you’re visiting a Westfield centre, or seeking style advice online, Westfield will show you how the latest trends from leading Australian retailers are right for you,” said John Batistich, General Manager Marketing, Westfield.

For the chance to be in the running to ‘Win a Makeover with Gok’, visit http://www.westfield.com.au for more details.

WESTFIELD STYLE TOUR DATE CENTRE TIMING:

WESTFIELD STYLE TOUR
DATE CENTRE TIMING
NSW
Thursday, March 31 Westfield Parramatta 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Friday, April 1 Westfield Miranda 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Saturday, April 2 Westfield Belconnen 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Sunday, April 3 Westfield Kotara 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Tuesday, April 5 Westfield Hornsby 12.30pm – 1.30pm
SA
Wednesday, April 6 Westfield Marion 12.30pm – 1.30pm
QLD
Thursday, April 7 Westfield Chermside 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Friday, April 8 Westfield Carindale 12.30pm – 1.30pm
VIC
Saturday, April 9 Westfield Southland 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Sunday, April 10 Westfield Fountain Gate 12.30pm – 1.30pm