Monthly Archives: August 2012

Miu Miu will premiere the fourth and final instalment of its Women’s Tales film series, during Venice Film Festival’s opening day, August 30. Entitled It’s Getting Late, the Italian fashion house’s latest short follows four women played by Patricia Clarkson, Gemma Arterton, Rinko Kikuchi and Aubrey Plaza all getting ready for a night out at The Hotel Café club in Hollywood, to attend a Zola Jesus concert. The story was written and directed by Massy Tadjedin and will be screened alongside the other instalments from the brand’s mini-movie saga that celebrates female filmmakers.



Natalia Alaverdian the Director at Harper’s Bazaar Russia is further proof the Russian style set is ruling the streets. Her favourite designers are Stella McCartney, Balenciaga and Valentino and she loves being snapped by Scott Schuman and Garance Doré simply “becaase they make women look beautiful”. Her style icon is Audrey Hepburn “in every sense. She is the definition of good taste, elegance and propietry with just a hint of kookiness”.

For Spring/Summer 2012, Stella McCartney launched a new “eco-friendly” collection of sunglasses. The new sustainable collection is the result of extensive research conducted to increase the use of raw materials stemming from natural origins, such as castor-oil seeds and citric acid. The collection features injected bio-plastic, which is 54% made from castor-oil seeds, a renewable resource that helps limit the exploitation of petroleum, which takes millions of years to regenerate after consumption. Castor plants are non GMO and they grow on poor soil in semi-arid areas, using little water, very few pesticides and omit a lower CO2 emission. Also included in the collection is a brand new acetate plastic that is 54% made of natural sources. The product’s formula combines cellulose, the most common organic compound on Earth, which is renewable and biodegradable, together with natural plasticizers, which differ from DEP (Diethyl Phthalate), as they derive from citric acid, a natural substance obtained through sugar fermentation. The new Stella McCartney range is available in Australia at Sunglass Hut.


Style icon Alexa Chung has confirmed in an interview with Japanese fashion magazine Numéro Tokyo the news that we’ve been expecting to hear for some time. When asked if she would consider launching her own fashion collection the presenter replied, ‘Yes, I’m definitely going to do that. I’m looking into it right now. I’ve got nothing to lose, it’s a bit of fun. In this current era of celebrity no one believes you actually design the stuff anyway, even though I sketch everything myself. So if it sucks I can say I had nothing to do with it, and if it’s really good I can say ‘Here are the drawings, it’s all my own work!’. The TV host and model also graces the cover of Numéro Tokyo’s October 2012 issue looking as boho beautiful as ever.
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