Tag Archive: Kate Moss

May 11 2014

Exhibition: V&A – Wedding Dresses 1775-2014

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With the excitement of planning a wedding I was really looking forward to seeing the V&A’s latest fashion exhibition, Wedding Dresses 1775-2014, because who doesn’t love to look at wedding gowns, especially when they include dresses worn by Gwen Stefani, Kate Moss and Dita Von Teese.

Spanning across two floors, much like last year’s Ballgowns exhibit, I much prefer this space in the V&A than the one currently occupied by the Glamour of Italian Fashion, there is more space and the dresses really do make more of an impact. However, unlike the recent John Paul Gaultier display at the Barbican there isn’t anything special about this exhibition, well except the exquisitely crafted wedding gowns of course.

As much as I loved the history of the opening section exhibition, covering gowns from the last two centuries tracing the development of the white wedding dress, I wasn’t wowed by anything. I felt a lot of it had been covered before, the shapes and silhouettes of the dresses look like pieces out of the V&A archive, they just aren’t in white, and I wasn’t a fan of the inclusion of the Royal video, it would have been fine if the Duchess of Cambridge’s dress had been on display, it just felt a little bit of a tourist push to make the exhibition more popular with foreign visitors.

My favourite moment from the opening section was seeing socialite Margaret Whigham’s magnificent Norman Hartnell gown from when she married in 1933. Not only is this gown beautiful, a simple sheath dress with dramatic medieval-style hanging sleeves, but I loved how the 3.6 metre train was more sophisticated than dramatic – really suited the Thirties.

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What I did love though was the mezzanine level featuring wedding garments from the last 50 years with an emphasis on the glamour and spectacle of weddings today, which of course includes celebrity weddings. Maybe it is because these dresses are more familiar, maybe it because they are lot more grande, or maybe it is just because they were laid out nicer, but seeing these gorgeous couture gowns up close was amazing.

The first dress you see when you come up the stairs is the divine purple Vivienne Westwood ballgown-style wedding dress that was custom-made for Burlesque star Dita Von Teese in 2005. Not only am I a huge fan of Dita’s but this gown is so special, not only is the colour exquisite, it really does shimmer, but I loved the drama and the styling with the Stephen Jones hat – it really is a wow factor dress.

The celebrity moments really did make this exhibition for me, seeing Gwen Stefani’s John Galliano for Dior spray-painted pink wedding dresses was more stunning than I it looked in pictures. The colour really worked with the dress’s asymmetric construction and the pairing of such a romantic veil – this is how you marry a traditional gown with a modern twist and I love it. Also I think Gwen had the best choice in shoes!!!

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Another highlight was Ian Stuart’s Flower Bomb dress from 2011, I think this was because of its Southern Belle quality in the volume and drama of the skirt, my only wish was that it wasn’t trapped in a glass cabinet. Isn’t it beautiful, and I love the addition of the hat, for a bride who wants something a little different.

If you are a little wedding obsessed like me you will love this exhibition in parts, the modern dresses from the likes of Jenny Packham and Temperley London will have you gushing, but I think you might be a little disappointed not to see more couture.

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V&A’s Wedding Dress 1775-2014 exhibition is open until March 15, 2015 and costs £12. 

Jan 28 2014

SS14 Campaign: Kate Moss For Alexander McQueen

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When these pics of Kate Moss starring in the latest Alexander McQueen campaign dropped into my inbox yesterday I may have squealed a little, OK a lot, as not only does Kate look incredible with her cropped bleached yellow hair, but because her co-star is a mini Mossy, a replica doll version of the model.

When it comes to dreaming about designer dolls I would love to add to my Barbie collection, Alexander McQueen is top of that list, the drama and detail in the label’s designs would look amazing on my favourite doll, and now that I have seen this campaign I want to believe it might happen.

If the campaign wasn’t amazing enough, photographer Steven Klein has also directed a haunting short film inspired by the Sixties British cult thriller, Peeping Tom, and you see the film through the eyes of an unknown voyeur who follows Kate through a darkened street in East London.

As well as loving the eerie campaign, lusting over a mini Mossy doll, I can’t believe that this is the first time the British supermodel has fronted a campaign for the brand – that seems crazy considering what a supporter of the label she has been. All I can say is that it was worth the wait – I love this dark campaign.

Anyone else really want an Alexander McQueen mini Mossy doll?

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[Pics/Video: Alexander McQueen SS14]

Jul 20 2013

Kate Moss x Carphone Warehouse: Kate Moss In Prada & Christian Louboutin

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Who: Supermodel Kate Moss

Where: At a lunch for her new Kate Moss Accessories Collection for Carphone Warehouse at The Club at The Ivy in London

Wearing: An off-the-shoulder black belted Prada gown with zipper detailing and a flared skirt from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with Christian Louboutin ‘Arnold’ tri-colour patent leather sandals and pieces from her up-coming collection for Carphone Warehouse

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Verdict: This dress has a hint of sex kitten mixed in with a dash of Audrey Hepburn and I love it. If the dress didn’t fall off-the-shoulders or have the zipper detailing this would have been a little boring, especially for someone like Kate, but those details really make this dress. Kate looks lady like and sexy.

What I love most about this look though has to be those amazing Christian Louboutin heels with the tri-colour patent leather, the pop of colour really works with the black dress and makes it more summery.

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Kate Moss Accessories Collection for Carphone Warehouse: So far Kate has collaborated with Topshop, Longchamp and Fred, but I think the news that she was designing accessories for smartphone and tablets for Carphone Warehouse really threw people, but seeing these preview snaps I am impressed and really like them.

The range of accessories goes on sale nationwide later this month and “draws inspiration from the style icon’s own wardrobe” – so black, leather and metallic, and the key piece the star case was inspired by a diamond necklace that the model owns.

Prices will range from £14.99 for an iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 case, up to £49.99 for a large tablet cover, and will be available at 10 Carphone Warehouse stores from July 24 and then nationwide and online from July 31. For more information see www.carphonewarehouse.com/KateMoss.

Are you excited about Kate’s latest collaboration? I just wish the collection included HTC cases!!!

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Jul 17 2013

Cover Loving: Kate Moss For Allure

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There’s no stopping Kate Moss at the moment, the model might be approach 40 but the covers keep on coming, and she looks absolutely stunning on the August cover of Allure magazine.

Shot by Mario Testino, the supermodel shows off her super-high cheekbones for the beauty magazine as well as her trademark pout, and actually opens up for a candid interview.

Kate shares with the magazine that her insecurities over her flat chest nearly made her have a “tit job”, her self-tanning habits – apparently a white bum is OK, her beauty routine which consists of “a bit of blusher, a bit of an eye, and an eyelash curler,” as well as her approach to fashion “I try and be a little bit chic” – kind of an understatement!!!

The interview also includes insight into her famed relationship with Johnny Depp, her daughter Lila who loves The Devil Wears Prada film, and how she has dealt with fame.

I wonder who the magazine have booked for September as I kind of feel maybe they should have waited – this is a big pull for Allure and I can’t wait to read the whole interview.

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[Pics: Mario Testino/Allure.com]

Jun 25 2013

AW13 Campaign: Kate Moss Strips Off For Versace

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Promoting the ‘Vunk’ collection, Kate appears nude except for three strategically placed colourful quilted Vanitas leather bags, and does it with style in the campaign shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Kate keeps on surprising me, I am not one to go crazy about her street style, I get it she has style, but I love that she keeps on booking these high-profile campaigns after 25 years in modelling, which makes me remember that she is 39, yep Mossy will be 40 in January.

Talking about the campaign, Donatella Versace said:

“Versace campaign for Autumn/Winter 2013 is stripped back to the raw power of the clothes and models. There’s no set, no distraction, just the provocation, glamour and attitude of our fashion. Mert & Marcus genius transformed Kate and Saskia into these strong Versace characters.”

Well you can’t argue with Donatella – this is one amazing campaign. I love the contrast of the nudey Kate shots and the more punky styling of Saskia de Brauw’s images – both are sexy, striking and completely Versace for me.

Do you like the stripped back images and are you a fan of Mossy’s darker locks?

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Feb 05 2013

Cover Loving: Kate Moss And Her Four i-D Covers

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Q is for Queen in i-D magazine’s pre-spring Alphabetical issue and it seems that they decided to put the Queen of all supermodels on not one but four covers as Kate Moss continues to out work models half her age.

Shot by Daniele + Iango, the covers not only look incredible, but they also celebrate 20 years of Kate Moss winking on the i-D cover. Looking at these shots you wouldn’t think that Mossy was 40, mush less that she first posed for i-D back in 1993 – she looks stunning in each one.

I can’t decide which is my favourite cover, I do love a black and white cover, I adore her Dior bow, the sexiness of the Saint Laurent hat, and the girliest cover I have seen from her is the floral Prada. Basically I love them all, but I think the black and white with the messy plait gets my vote. Now all I need to do is track it down!!!

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Are you a fan of Kate Moss and will you be picking up the latest issue of i-D?

[Pics: i-D Magazine]

Dec 21 2012

SS13 Campaign: Versace Does Post Apocalyptic Glamour

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For the spring/summer 2013 campaign, shot by Mert & Marcus, Versace has brought together three iconic models Kate Moss, Daria Werbowy and Joan Smalls and each one looks absolutely hot – especially Kate who is being flanked by three very hunky gladiators, Edward Wilding, Kacey Carring and Veit Couturier.

Of the campaign, Donatella Versace said:

“To have three glamorous and iconic women like Kate, Daria and Joan in one campaign is not an easy feat. Mert and Marcus really outdid themselves, each image is composed like a work of art.”

This is one steamy campaign that I am sure for some will be a little too fake, or photoshopped, but come what do you expect from Versace – these images are so on brand for me and I love them – they are OTT, striking, and so, so sexy.

What do you think of Versace’s spring/summer 2013 campaign?

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