Tag Archives: Karl Lagerfeld

Victoria Beckham – Pretty Powerful.


Victoria Beckham has firmly established herself as one of the most powerful women in fashion in only a few short years. Named the most talked about designer on Twitter during New York Fashion Week in September 2012, she has been recognised as the most pinned celebrity for 2013 on Pinterest, according to The Telegraph.

Victoria Beckham at New York Fashion Week. (photo - GoRunway)

Victoria Beckham at New York Fashion Week. (photo – GoRunway)

In 2007 Beckham won two Glamour Magazine Awards, one for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ for her fashion achievements and another for ‘Woman of the Year.’ Victoria was named ‘Designer of the Year’ at the British Fashion Awards in November 2011.

Fashion week with Natalie Massenet, Diane Von Furstenburg and Donatella Versace. (photo - Rex Features)

Fashion week with Natalie Massenet, Diane Von Furstenberg and Donatella Versace. (photo – Rex Features)

Known for popularising Roland Mouret’s fitted dresses, Victoria launched her own collection at New York Fashion Week at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in 2008.

Victoria posed with Karl Lagerfeld for a photoshoot for French Elle at legendary designer Coco Chanel's home. Here she appears with Karl at Mercedes Bench Fashion week.

Victoria posed with Karl Lagerfeld for a photoshoot for French Elle at legendary designer Coco Chanel’s home. Here she appears with Karl at Mercede-Benz Fashion Week.

Former footballer, husband David with daughter Harper and American Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week  in New York September 2013.

Former footballer, husband David with daughter Harper and American Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, September 2013. (photo – Reuters)

Simple monochrome designs featured heavily in her Spring/ Summer 2014 collection. Victoria looked crisp in a white shirt, tucked into cropped black trousers worn with heels.

Victoria's signature smokey-eye make up.

Victoria’s signature smokey-eye make up.

January 2014 will see VB collaborating with Skype to give us an inside look into her business. The Skype team said, “From the spark that launched her business, the innovation, collaboration, entrepreneurialism and her embracing of technology to empower creativity and to run her business from around the globe, the story of the Victoria Beckham label will be told in a previously unseen way.”

One of her most copied by the high street looks for this Winter; the cropped polo neck and trouser. (photo - Rex Features)

One of her most copied by the high street looks for this Winter; the cropped polo neck and trouser. (photo – Rex Features)

Carine Roitfeld – Starting Over In Style: Vogue to Harper’s Bazaar


Starting over is seldom easy and success is never guaranteed. Carine Roitfeld, 59 shows the way by doing it in style. Self belief and drawing on every bit of past experience is key.

Roitfeld started out as model and erstwhile stylist for French Elle. Work with Mario Testino lead to a very successful partnership as muse and stylist to Tom Ford at Gucci.

Carine Roitfeld (Photo Getty)

Carine Roitfeld (Photo Getty)

She became the controversial editor of French Vogue in 2001 and made an acrimonious departure on 31 January 2011. Her new found ‘freedom’ lead to several highly successful projects and collaborations.

In 2011 she published the large format book Irreverent with Rizzoli and styled two collections for Chanel. She worked with Lagerfeld starring as Coco Chanel in The Little Black Jacket project.

In 2012 she launched CR Fashion Book, a biannual style magazine, of which the third edition has just launched. The first issue was titled Rebirth, a reference to her new career and in anticipation of the birth of her first grandchild.

CR Fashion Book Issue 1 Rebirth

CR Fashion Book Issue 1 Rebirth

The same year also saw her launch her own exciting make-up line with MAC. CR Fashion Book lead to Mademoiselle C, a film by Fabien Constant, which documents the making of the launch issue of the magazine. It follows the format of the Vogue September Issue film. It documents Carine’s everyday life, work and family; including a lesson in classical ballet, her favourite way of staying in shape. Carine says it is a film about friendship: “I think after this film, people will understand that you can work in fashion [and] be a real person, not to be so selfish, to be a hard worker, to have a family, and to have friends.”

Carine as Coco Chanel in The Little Black Jacket project with Lagerfeld.

Carine as Coco Chanel in The Little Black Jacket project with Lagerfeld.

At the end of 2012 Duncan Edwards, President and CEO of Hearst Magazines announced the appointment of Carine Roitfeld as Global Fashion Director for all 26 international issues of Harpers Bazaar. Carine had made the very successful journey from their well known rival Conde Nast.

Guardian named Carine as one of their 50 Best-Dressed in March 2013.

Mademoiselle C has been on limited release in art cinemas in the UK and is out on Blu-Ray and DVD at the end of October 2013.

Karl Lagerfeld thinking pink at Chanel.


“Think pink as Diana Vreeland said – but don’t wear it”. Thus starts the chapter on style in The World According to Karl; a collection on the wit and wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld.

Famous last words or provocative controversiality? His Spring/Summer 2014 and Autumn/Winter 2014 collections looked decidedly rose tinted. Raspberry deconstructed boucle suits, were followed by delicate, tiered chiffon dresses reminiscent of an artist’s colourful palette.

Think pink -  but don't wear it. Karl and Choupette.

Think pink – but don’t wear it. Karl and Choupette.

The World According to Karl.

The World According to Karl.

Chanel Spring/Summer 2014

Chanel Spring/Summer 2014

Chanel Spring/Summer 2014

Chanel Spring/Summer 2014

Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014. (photo - Chanel)

Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014. (photo – Chanel)

Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014. Paris Fashion Week (photo - Chanel)

Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014. Paris Fashion Week (photo – Chanel)

Supermarket shopping at Chanel with Karl and Cara for Autumn/ Winter 2014.(photo - Chanel)

Supermarket shopping at Chanel with Karl and Cara for Autumn/ Winter 2014. (photo – Chanel)