A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to enjoy a special preview of the new exhibition at Somerset House, Masters of Style: Celebrating The Stories Behind Italian Fashion, with the legend that is Colin McDowell who was completely lovely and has done a great job as curator of this fab exhibit. The photographic exhibition, sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro brings together the archives of six Italian fashion houses, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Missoni and Prada, to celebrate the passion, flair and creativity of Italian style, and I just loved it. What I loved most about this exhibition
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KvUiTIjStk For spring/summer 2011, Missoni has gathered its friends and family, including the gorgeous Leighton Meester, to star in its new campaign shot by Juergen Teller. I like the way it has been shot together like a family album, with lots of spinning around, and my favourite shot of the campaign has to be Leighton on the rocking horse below *come on we all have a picture like that don’t we!*. So come on how many famous faces can you spot?
New feature for Fashionista Barbie which I am giving a test run. I am a big fan of comparing items whether it is when I am buying, or what celebrities are carrying so I thought I would start this new segment with a ‘handbag off’. On one side you have Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester wearing pre-fall Missoni while carrying the coveted Proenza Schouler PS1. Then you have the queen of statement dressing Jennifer Lopez working the classic Gucci 1973 suede bag paired with a laid back look from her in a knitted rollneck and jeans. Totes by GucciSatchels by
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxrX2fa1IM0 Get your retro fix with this short flick by Kenneth Anger for Missoni autumn/winter campaign.