Monday, 26 March 2012

The new Carrie Bradshaw...

  As you all may know I see Carrie Bradshaw as somewhat of an idol. So when I heard the news that a new actress would be taking on Sarah Jessica Parker's much acclaimed role as a younger version of the sassy writer, in a new TV series which focuses more on Bradshaw's younger days, as you can imagine I was extremely excited. 

  The actress to take on the role has in fact been confirmed as stunning 18 year old actress AnnaSophia Robb. Now Robb may already look slightly familiar to you all as she has in fact appeared in Tim Burton's 2005 re-make of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory alongside Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, as well as Bridge to Terabithia with girl of the moment Zooey Deschanel. However this time it's Robb's turn to take centre stage to see if she can live up to SJP's reputation and pull it off. Photographs have been released to prove that she already has the wardrobe nailed (remember it is set in the 80s) but lets just hope she has the charisma which Parker had in the exact same character. The resemblance between the two actresses though is rather uncanny, take a look for yourselves...

SJP has faith in the young actress anyway as she has in fact written to Robb wishing her luck in her new role... Well that's good enough for us :) 

By Jessica Simm

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Stella McCartney for Team GB London 2012... Yey or nay???

  Earlier today saw Brit favourite Stella McCartney unveil the team Great Britain kits for this summer's Olympic games to be held right on home turf. The British designer usually gains such rave reviews surrounding her designs something which has earned her much credit across the globe with some of the worlds biggest stars, ranging from R&B superstar Rihanna to supermodel Kate Moss and even our very own Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. McCartney daughter of Sir Paul was appointed to design the kits by Adidas as a result of her incredible reputation throughout the fashion industry, however as the kit was unveiled earlier today the Brit designer received some rather negative reviews.

The kits are supposed to be representative of British culture, the Union Jack being key in this. As you all may know the colours of our flag consist of red, blue and white so why is the red so scarce in McCartney's designs???

Red is not only one of the main colours in our Great British flag but it also holds connotations of victory, which quite a number of studies have shown that by wearing the colour the athletes are in fact more likely to do better... So apparently red makes gold something which McCartney clearly hasn't taken into account, angering quite a number of the general British public. However although audiences aren't so enthusiastic about the new kits the athletes due to wear them have described them as fashionable yet comfortable. 

What do you think? Should McCartney have taken winning into account more rather than only aesthetics, or has she once again produced  an amazing collection suitable to guide Great Britain to Olympic victory??? 

By Jessica Simm

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Dolce & Gabbana, Milan Fashion Week, fall 2012...

My favourite collection throughout Milan fashion week came in the form of Dolce & Gabbana fall 2012. 

The range was predominantly black and gold with a few white pieces making their way down the runway in between. With large chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, lots of velvet, lace and sheer blouses and dresses the collection was high in romanticist imagery. There were capes, lace dresses, frills, corsets, laced socks with pointed boots, lots of gold embellishment and some large chandelier earrings at a size to rival those which were hanging from above. I absolutely loved Dolce & Gabbana’s modern day twist on eighteenth century fashion, by far the best the week saw. 

For more on Milan Fashion Week fall 2012, check out my weekly article on Featuring the likes of Dsquared, Prada, Versace, Marni, Roberto Cavalli and Armani... Hope you like it xxx

By Jessica Simm