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Technology: Sky+HD Fashion Icons Collection


When you think of your Sky TV box, you probably think grey, black, boring, and a little drab, well Sky have teamed up with a four fashion names, Giles Deacon, Roland Mouret, Sophie Dahl and Kit Neale to reinvent their Sky+HD boxes and I have to be honest I want them all.

We have the gorgeous moody floral design inspired by drama from Roland Mouret, the cute and girlie Minnie Mouse adorning Giles Deacon’s design, a fabulous lobster print from hot new menswear designer Kit Neale, and model Sophie Dahl was inspired by the twenties and thirties for her floral illustrations. I love that each one comes with a matching remote!!!

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To celebrate the limited-edition collection, the guys at Sky sent me over the most darling hamper to show off the moody floral print designed by Roland Mouret, shown off on my gorgeous bone china mug and cool iPad case – oh and I can’t forget the delicious Biscuiteers treats – I have to be honest it was hard eating Minnie!!!


Which Sky+HD box is your favourite?

Golden Globes 2013: Thandie Newton In Giles


Who: Thandie Newton

Where: At the Golden Globe Awards 2013, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California

Wearing: A lavender lace GILES mini-dress embellished with Swarovski crystals from the spring/summer 2013 collection, teamed with matching coloured ankle-strap heels and a silver box clutch

Verdict: While most went for floor-sweeping gowns Thandie showed off her fabulous pins in this sexy mini dress by British designer Giles Deacon.

Normally I would feel that this dress was probably suited to the People’s Choice Awards or MTV Movie Awards but for some reason I really thought it worked. Maybe it is because it is Thandie, who is known for taking risks on the red carpet, or maybe I am just being bias as it is a London Fashion Week designer but I really love this mini-dress.

The colour is divine, there was a lot of nude, red and black, so this lavender lace number really stood out, then there is the length if anyone can go short it is Thandie – her legs are incredible, and then there are the Swarovski sparkles.

For me this mini had just enough glitz for it to work at a big award ceremony – what do you think?

[Pic: via Giles Deacon Facebook]

Disney Love: Minnie Mouse Is Coming To LFW

Last season Barbie came to London Fashion Week thanks to her collaboration with Sister by Sibling well it seems for spring/summer 2013 the hot trend is sure to be Minnie Mouse ears and polka dots as some of the hottest designers around have teamed up with the Disney’s most famous style icon, Minnie Mouse.

Minnie is one lucky cartoon character, she has a range of nail varnishes with OPI and Mawi created a range of jewellery inspired by her iconic silhouette, and come September she is set to get her own fashion collection designed by the likes of Giles Deacon (above), Richard Nicoll and Michael Van Der Ham, which Disney is calling ‘Minnie Mouse Must Haves’, one-off garments and accessories that will be presented during London Fashion Week.

Each designer has taken Minnie Mouse as their inspiration, so think lots of signature bows, her trademark polka dots, pops of red, as well as her iconic ears. Other designers taking part include Piers Atkinson, Bunney, Husam el Odeh in collaboration with Luke Hersheson, Katie Hillier, Lulu Guinness, Tatty Devine and Terry de Havilland. Plus there will be an “extraordinary collaboration” with Meadham Kirchhoff, the design duo known for their quirky catwalk shows – oh my I simply can not wait!!!!

All the sketches are gorgeous and have made me excited to see them in person, but I think I have to give it to Richard Nicoll and Michael Van Der Ham, their designs are whimsical and gorgeous. I am loving Nicoll’s statement ‘Minnie’ ear shoulders and the comic-book strip design, but I am a sucker for a sequinned Minnie silhouette and this one from Van Der Ham looks divine and I love that he went for black and gold rather than the traditional red. I am also glad to see Lulu Guinness designing a one-off bag and I can’t wait to see Terry de Havilland’s Minnie shoes.

Following the ‘Inspired by Minnie Mouse’ showcase, each of the ‘Minnie Mouse Must Haves’ will be available at an exclusive eBay auction, so if your bid is the highest you could come away with a fab one-off Minnie Mouse-inspired creation. Proceeds from the auction will be donated by Disney to support the BFC/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation, a British Fashion Council initiative.

Roll on London Fashion Week…not long to go now!!!

Golden Globes: Dianna Agron A Swan Song In Giles

Who: Glee star Dianna Agron

Where: At the 69th Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles

Wearing: A red Giles Deacon gown with laser-cut swans on the bodice and tiered skirt from the spring/summer 2012 collection, paired with Fred Leighton earrings, bracelets and a ring

Verdict: Dianna described the swans as “incredible details” and I quite agree. I know that for some critics this dress has too much going on but that’s why I like it, Giles is all about the exquisite detailing and this is one beautiful gown. I also like that she went for someone that isn’t an obvious red carpet choice – she certainly stands out and I hope more starlets follow suit and work different designers at events like this.

What do you think of this Giles dress?

[Pic: Giles Twitter]