Joseph's Michael Roberts for One T'shirt Launch

Last week I was invited by Joseph to their launch of Michael Robert’s One T’shirts.  The Vanity Fair’s Style Director’s illustrations of the fashion industry’s most iconic faces have been printed onto a series of brightly coloured t’shirts which are now available from Joseph’s Westbourne Grove store. The T-shirts include the faces of Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford, Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington and Carine Roitfeld to name just a few.  How much more designer can a t’shirt possibly get? 

Above:  With Joseph's gorgeous PR Alex Eagle (and Grace Coddington!) 

Michael Robert's One T'shirts available from Joseph. RRP. £75.00

The Chanel 'Little Black Jacket' Exhibition Comes to London

Chanel’s latest photographic exhibition, ‘The Little Black Jacket,’ inspired by a coffee table book created by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, will soon be hitting our very own shores after huge successes in Tokyo, New York, Taipei and Hong Kong.

The iconic ‘Little Black Jacket’ was first designed in the 1950s by Coco Chanel and has undergone several transformations and reinventions since.  Karl Lagerfeld believes firmly that style is not a result of the garment you wear, but how you wear the garment, and this exhibition shows the versatility and timelessness of this iconic jacket.  With 113 ‘friends of the House,’ including models, stylists, actors, designers and musicians, all photographed adapting the classic jacket in unique and modern ways their very own individuality and inimitable styles are highlighted.  

Photographs include Lily Allen wearing the covetable tweed jacket as a cape, Claudia Schiffer wearing hers with a white apron, Alexa Chung teaming hers with cut off Daisy Duke shorts and SJP creatively wearing her jacket as a crown!
Eek!  I'm SO excited!

Running simultaneously with the exhibition, window displays in Chanel's boutiques across London will present a selection of jackets from the latest collections.

The highly anticipated book, ‘The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld,’ will also be available worldwide in bookstores this autumn.

October 12 - October 28, 2012 
The Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London, SW3 4RY.

Admission will be free.

Julia Restoin Roitfeld's Lingerie Collection

Julia Restoin Roitfeld, model and daughter of ex-French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld, has designed a capsule collection of vintage inspired lingerie with Kiki de Monparnasse - the American lingerie label named after the chic French actress at the heart of the 1920 social scene in the Montparnasse district of Paris.

The result of the collaboration is a romantic, boudoir-esq collection of lacy robes, underwired corselette bras in satin and French lace and matching high waisted bottoms from times gone by. Julia says, “Lingerie should feel as good to wear as it looks… I buy lingerie for myself, not even for my boyfriend… I think it is really important for a woman to feel good about herself and buying lingerie that makes you feel good is a great way to start. Even if it’s just for yourself—even if no one else sees it—you know it, you feel it, and I believe it gives you that extra confidence.”

The underwear is beautfully modelled by Julia herself in a series of black and white pictures which are reminicent of a young Elizabeth Taylor circa 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.'

The range will be available online here from December 14.