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Audaciously…Brilliantly…Eternally… CHANEL and the Diamond. Love this fabulous short film that summarises the history of Gabrielle Chanel’s use of the diamonds in a modern way – simplifying jewellery settings and rendering the previous styles out of date “I want jewels that slip between the fingers like a ribbon”. For Chanel beauty was not an obligation or a convention but a way of being, an allure.

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Christian Louboutin has just unveiled his Spring/Summer 2013 collection which is as extravagant and imaginative as ever. To coincide with the launch, the shoemaker has just released the first images of the accompanying Peter Lippmann lensed campaign, inspired by Belgian artist René Magritte’s approach to Surrealism. Against the backdrop of a fishing port, the shoes and clutches from the new collection dominate the images, used as fishing bait in a cheeky take on the age-old adage “there are plenty more fish in the sea”.

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Victoria Beckham smoulders on the cover of Elle Uk March 2013 dressed in Burberry. In the 12 page spread Victoria delves into her fashion line, Victoria Beckham Collection, and her band’s latest project ‘Spice Girls’ Viva Forever’ a musical launched in London last month. Victoria Beckham is also set to launch Icon, a new capsule collection of dresses. Victoria created the line in response to demand for her sold-out dresses, which are regularly worn by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria and Blake Lively. Icon is launching online in February to tie in with the eagerly-awaited relaunch of victoriabeckham.com.

This will be the designer’s first foray into e-commerce, with accessories, denim and a special selection of pieces from the Victoria Beckham line edited by Victoria herself, available to buy online. With a commercially successful and critically acclaimed label (despite what the naysayers predicted), Victoria Beckham’s fashion career is definitely an enviable blueprint for any young designer. As well as hardwork and perseverance, “it’s also about recognising the importance of combining creativity with commercial viability,” she explained.

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