When 67 year old David Bowie was unable to pick up his Best Album award last night, the now oldest Brit Award winner in history sent Kate Moss in his place… as you do… or at least, as Bowie does. The supermodel strutted onto stage to accept the award wearing the ultimate in rock star vintage attire; Bowie’s red ‘Woodland Creatures’ playsuit, printed with white rabbits, from his 1970’s Ziggy Stardust Years. Epic! Kate has long since been a friend and big fan of Bowie, and has covered both British and French Vogue editions made up as the celebrated singer in 2003 and 2012 respectively (below).
In her first campaign since turning 40, Kate Moss is the (bare)face of Alexander McQueen SS’14. Surprisingly, given her close friendship with the label’s founder, this is the supermodel’s first campaign for the brand. Make up free with a Tilda Swinton-esq acid orange pixie cut, Steven Klein both photographed and filmed Kate wearing Sarah Burton's black gladiator leather in an eerie and haunting, yet darkly romantic, futuristic short film inspired by the voyeuristic 1960s British thriller, ‘Peeping Tom.’ Kate’s only co-star is a freaky little Barbie doll version of herself. Otherworldly, as only to be expected.
We all know that most men fear, dread and loathe shopping so rather than ‘accidentally’ flambéing him instead of the Christmas Pudding as thanks for that last minute, delightfully flammable red underwear he left for you under the tree (“but it’s festive!”) may I suggest you help the poor fella out this year by kindly leaving this page open on his desktop…!
Above (Clockwise) L-R: REN Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil at Space.NK -RRP. £34.00, Finn Lambswool Throw - RRP. £95.00, Frends Layla Headphones at Matches -RRP. £109.00, Hush Vintage Rose Pyjamas - RRP. £49.50, Charlotte Olympia's Cat Nap Set -RRP. £395.00, Kalita bespoke embroidered knickers at Austique - RRP. £55.00
Above (Clockwise) L-R: Noble Macmillan Tangerine 2014 Mezzo Diary – RRP. £49.00, J Crew Jewelled Drop Pearl Necklace – RRP. £135.00 £98.00, Lulu Guiness Glitter Lip Coin Purse –RRP. £75.00, Alexa Chung’s ‘It’ Biography at Waterstones - £16.99, Anthropologie’s Limited Edition Golden Monogram Mug – RRP. £8.00
Above (Clockwise) L-R: Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara in Glossy Black –RRP. £22.00, Chinti and Parker’s Grey Elbow Sweater with Heart Elbow Patch – RRP. £295.00, Austique’s ‘The World Is Your Oyster’ Card Holder – RRP. £15.00, L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Marisela Lace-Trimmed Knickers – RRP. £28.00, Graham and Green Metal Letter Lights – RRP. £330.00 each
Above (Clockwise) L-R: Smythson 'Shoe Queen' Leather Notebook at Matches - RRP. £38.00, Topshop Velvet Sequin Pencil Skirt – RRP. £42.00, ‘Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!’ at Amazon – RRP. £37.50 £23.25, Limited Edition Diptyque Candles at Space.NK– RRP. £25.00 -£45.00. Graham and Green Ceramic Animal Boxes – RRP. £15.00 - £18.00
Above (Clockwise) L-R: Pitch Perfect DVD at Amazon – RRP. £6.99, Hope & Greenwood Flying Saucers Jar at The Conran Shop – RRP. £12.99, Moschino’s Gennarino Bear Earphones – RRP. £28.00, Eau D’Italie Tea & Rose Liquid Soap – RRP. £20.00, Chloé Bridget Mini Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag – RRP. £885.00
Above (Clockwise) L-R: DVF Diane Von Furstenberg Lips-Print Iphone Cover - RRP. £30.00£21.00, Wilbur & Gussie’s Penny Clutch - £295.00, Soru’s Double Green Opal Ring in Gold –RRP. £120.00, Beulah’s Shibani Shawl – RRP. £120.00 (10% from each Shabani shawl purchase goes to the UN’s Blue Heart Campaign against human trafficking), Biscuiteers Nativity Biscuit Set – RRP. £35.00, Just Ballerinas’ Leopard Print Slippers – RRP. £139.00
Thank you to actresses Anna Kendrick, Sienna Miller, Tara Summers and Ella Smith, presenter Louise Roe and fashionistas Savannah Miller, Tanya Semikoz and Natasha Rufus Isaacs, for sharing with The London Chatter their 2013 Christmas wishes. xxxx
Celebrating their quarter century, a whole bevy of British beauties descended upon theLondon Colliseum on Monday night for the much-anticipated 2013 British Fashion Awards. What I love about the British fash pack, is that they never arrive at awards show looking too over done. This year (with the exception of Rita Ora and Rosie Hunting-Whitely who perhaps tried a bit harder) the fashionistas arrived ready to let their dishevelled bed head hair down (rose-gold ombre hair in Sienna Miller’s case!) and wearing couture and designer gowns with the perfect nonchalance. These are some cool cats.
Above: (Clockwise) L-R: Kate Moss (in Alexander McQueen) and Rita Ora (in Vivienne Westwood), Alexa Chung in Stella McCartney, Laura Bailey (in Roksanda Ilincic) and Rosie Huntington-Whitely (in Antonio Beradi).
Above: My favourite look of the night was 21 year old Suki Waterhouse who wore a plunging lilac lace Burberry dress, accessorized with a Smythson clutch and a Noor Fares dangling necklace. The model wore her ash blonde hair in a scruffy up-do.
Amusingly, having scooped the last three British Style Awards herself, Alexa Chung passed the style baton on to none other than Harry Styles! I wasn't entirely aware that it was fashion that ol'Harry was known best for... Perhaps that's what the kids are calling it these days. In any event, the award obviously must now be retitled the British Styles Award?!
Above (Clockwise L-R): Lily Donaldson (in Marc Jacobs), Harry Styles (in Saint Laurent byHedi Slimane), Sienna Miller (in Burberry), Model of the Year Edie Campbell (in Louis Vuitton) and Poppy Delevingne (in Emilia Wickstead).
Above: Kate Moss, synonymous with British style, received a special recognition award celebrating her success in the fashion industry. Discovered at 14 years old and turning 40 next month, this does beg the question, why did this take so long?! Congrats KM!
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
Womenswear Designer of the Year - Christopher Kane
Menswear Designer of the Year - Burberry
International Designer of the Year - Miuccia Prada for Prada
Designer Brand of the Year - Burberry
Accessory Designer of the Year - Nicholas Kirkwood
Emerging Womenswear Designer - Simone Rocha
Emerging Menswear Designer - Agi & Sam
New Establishment Designer - JW Anderson
Model of the Year - Edie Campbell
Red Carpet Award - Erdem
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator - Lady Amanda Harlech
British Style Award brought to you by Vodafone (voted by the public) - Harry Styles
Special Recognition Award - Kate Moss
Special Recognition Award - Suzy Menkes
Outstanding Achievement in Fashion - Terry and Tricia Jones, founders of i-D
Above (R-L): Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton, Suzy Menkes OBE, Lady Amanda Harlech,J.W. Anderson with model & Arizona Muse, Simone Rocha and Tim Walker.
And just when I thought that NOTHING could possibly bring a smile to my face on this miserably rainy day, British Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman announces that Kate Moss will join the magazine as a contributing editor from Spring 2014. Ohhh, I’m smiling!! Shulman revealed, "I am absolutely delighted that Kate is going to work with us in this new role. Her undoubtedly brilliant sense of style, depth of fashion knowledge, and understanding of what makes a wonderful image will be exciting to see used in the pages of British Vogue. I am really looking forward to working with her on ideas."
With the supermodel having covered an amazing 33 issues of British Vogue since 1993 (most of which I have meticulously stockpiled on my bookshelf at home) I can’t imagine anyone more qualified for this coveted role.
"We are absolutely thrilled at Kate's appointment," said Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Models, who represent Moss. "This is a natural development in her remarkable career. Bringing her unique sense of style and creative sensibility to Vogue is the perfect fit. She is the definitive Vogue cover girl."
This announcement comes only a week after it was revealed that Kate would once again resume her design collaboration with Topshop, with her next collection to be launched in April 2014.
This week I had an amazing blow-dry at the recently opened Massato London hair salon in South Kensington (54 Fulham Road, SW3). Massato, a renowned Japanese hairdresser who has tousled the golden locks of Kate Moss and created styles which have adorned the covers of Vogue, already has three popular salons in Paris and two in Asia. The London salon is bright, white, minimalist and modern with reclining chair beds for you to oh-so-comfortably have your hair washed and head blissfully massaged. Whist sipping on champagne and being spoiled with sushi and sweets, my hair was treated with delicious smelling Massato ‘Bien Etre De Vos Cheveux’ products (available in store) and given some much appreciated va va voom volume and shine.
Merci, ありがとう, Thank you!
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I'm really pleased to announce I will be have a regular monthly feature recommending the best London based fun & fashion on the newly relaunched eCommerce site, London-Boutiques.com! My June hightlights include (...drumroll please) Love Brunch at Kensington Roof Gardens, Charlotte Tilbury's Rock'n'Kohl at Selfridges, enjoying Trooping the Colour at Vista on the Trafalgar Hotel's rooftop, watching Wimbledon at the Bluebird Chelsea, the epic Hard Rock Calling and Chris Levine's 'Light' exhibition at the The Fine Art Society Contemporary... Phew! Enjoy!
In what appears to be the weirdest collaboration, Kate Moss has teamed up with the French chain Sushi Shop to create the limited-edition Kate Moss Sushi Box – a sequined designed box available from May 13th, carrying 40 pieces of the supermodel’s favourite sushi at a cost of £38.00. "We are opening our first London location next month so it felt natural to collaborate with her," a spokeswoman for the restaurant announced.
Two years ago it was a cigarette, last year a carousel, and this year it was a cropped black wig. Kate Moss once again walked the Louis Vuitton Fall 2013 runway on the final day of Paris Fashion Week last week. Kate wore the revealing, floral embroidered gown with her signature nonchalance, supporting her good friend, designer Marc Jacobs.
The show had a real Downton Abbey vibe – according to the show notes this was translated with an ‘attitude of getting dressed up only to find the most glamorous destination is one's own hotel room.’ With that energy in mind, models emerged from behind closed doors adorned in a selection of gorgeous 1920’s-style French lace lingerie dresses and shimmering long-sleeve gowns covered in rounded, lavish overcoats in dusky pink and soft grey. 1940’s-style inspired suits, ladylike shirts and jackets in an array of velvet, tweed, printed satin (and unfortunately fur) made for an elegant, sophisticated collection (despite the lack of bras - apparently not so 2013). I adored the luxe silk pyjamas which were not only worn by several models on the runway, but also by Marc Jacobs himself as he took his bow (below).
Stella McCartney created a capsule collection of t'shirts in celebration of this Friday’s 25th Red Nose Day - and one of the designs features her dad alongside his fellow Beatles all sporting red noses! The t’shirts, which also feature Kate Moss, Tommy Cooper and Marilyn Monroe, were made in Africa using 100 percent Fairtrade-certified organic cotton.
Stella (above with supermodel Kate Moss) commented, “I admire the Red Nose Day Team and their achievement for this incredible worthwhile cause… To be able to be a small part of supporting that is extremely rewarding.”
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