Sunday, April 13, 2014

Peaches Geldof: A young life in pictures

The sad news of Peaches Geldof passing away, has certainly shocked everyone.  The daughter of Sir Bob Geldof and Paula Yates passed away at the very young age of 25. Leaving behind her two babies and beloved husband Thomas Cohen. It is such a tragedy to lose someone who was so young and so talented. She was only young, but she still managed to have a lot of success in her career and life. So this is her life...

She was born and raised in London, growing up in Chelsea. She is the second daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, having two sisters Fifi Trixibelle Geldof and Pixie Geldof. She also had a half sister named TigerLily Hutchence Geldof.

Career:
In 2004 she started her journalism career by writing a magazine column for Elle Girl, up until late 2005 when the magazine folded. She then went on to write a socio-political column for The Daily Telegraph, also writing articles for The Guardian on the side. In 2005 she then wrote and presented her own television show called Peaches Geldof: Teenage Mind and then Peaches Geldof: Teen America. Firthermore, in 2006 Peaches was ranked number 7 in the Tatlers list of top ten fashion icons, this making her the youngest person on the list. One year later she made her catwalk debut for PPQ at LFW. She then went onto become the face of Australian fashion line Dotti.

























In 2009, Peaches was signed to a six figure modelling contract to which she became the face of the Miss Ultimo collection. The head of Ultimo underwear commented at the time saying "Peaches was the perfect choice for this campaign. Shes young, edgy with lashings of style".

Personal Life:
In 2008, she went on to marry Max Drummey, an American musician in the band Chester French. But the marriage only lasted a few months before the decided to end their relationship. In 2012 she then married Thomas Cohen, the lead singer of London band S.C.U.M. They married at the same church her parents had previously married and also where her mothers funeral was held. They have two sons together and were still happily together at the time of her passing,


Peaches mother Paula Yates died in September 2000, when Peaches was only 11 years of age.  The sudden death really hit Peaches hard and found it very hard to come to terms with it. In an interview with Elle magazine, she commented on how hard her life has been since her mothers passing, stating
"I remember the day my mother died, and its still hard to talk about it. I just blocked it out. I went to school the next day because my fathers mentality was 'keep calm and carry on;. So we all went to school and tried to act as if nothing had happened. But it had happened. I didn't grieve. I didn't cry at her funeral. I couldnt express anything because i was just numb to it all. I didn't start grieving for my mother properly until i was maybe 16."
She also commented on how close her and her mother were, missing her everyday knowing she cant see her again is the hardest thing. The final twitter post Peaches wrote was the day before her passing and it was a photograph of her as a baby in her mothers arms.






To lose your life at 25 years old, is naturally terrible. After losing her own mother at such a young age, Peaches often spoke about her childhood and teenage struggles. But the moment she had a family of her own, she's transformed. She transformed into a young, devoted wife and mother. Who cared for nothing more than her family. I didn't know Peaches, and i don't know as much about her work as a lot of people may. But what i do know is grieving is a hard thing for anyone. No one should lose someone so close to them that young and people of her age aren't made for heaven yet. She was another young girl taken to soon. Her family are in the thoughts of so many at the moment and i genuinely hope one day they can find peace. She made an impact on a lot of lives and that is what they have to hold onto.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Suzy Menkes joins Vogue International

So the news is out. Fashion critic Suzy Menkes,70, has left her role at the International New York Times after 26 years of hard work and dedication to move a step up the ladder to join the Vogue team as an international Vogue editor. Conde Nast International creates the very finest magazine brands in the world and this is where she will now serve as a reporter and critic for all of the international Vogue websites.

Suzy Menkes- British Fashion Awards 2013

“I am thrilled to become International Vogue Editor at Conde Nast International, which has a real commitment to journalistic excellence, and to have the opportunity to write for a wider global audience through the Vogue websites” Menkes said in a recent statement. "I am grateful to have spent 25 years at the International Herald Tribune- a newspaper where I had unstinting support in being able to express myself freely and honestly. I feel this is the perfect time to embrace a new challenge in the digital age. I think it’s the most wonderful opportunity. Change is good. Its what fashion is all about.”

She will not be contributing to U.S Vogue, as that is run separetly by Conde Nast U.S, bt this does not mean she will not be bust! Conde Nast International has 19 Vogue websites in countires including U.K, Italy, France, Spain, China and Russia. So she will definitely be kept on her toes!

The question: So what is she leaving behind? The answer: A big pair of shoes.

A pair of shoes that is going to take someone as hard workung as her to fill them. Who better than, Financial Time fashion editor Vanessa Friedman, who will be stepping in as fashion director and chief fashion critic. Everyone knew that Suz’s position at International NYT was never going to be easy to fill, but it seems NYT have made the right choice in carefully choosing their next assiduous employee.

Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive officer of Cinde Nast International said when interviewed, “Suzy Menkes is a unique talent, with superb judgement about fashion and keen insight into the business behind it. She is hugely influential and respected. Her contribution will bring even greater quality and authority to the Vogue brand. Suzy’s role with us will be exactly the same as it was with the newspaper. She will do her reviews, her reportage- the same brilliant journalistic otput that made her a reference. People will have to go to our websites in order to know what Suzy has to say. It reflects our commitment to quality journalism and to digital.”

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Beauty diaries: The best make-up trends for 2014


Now that the New Year is finally upon us, it’s time for a beauty update. Check out the newest make-up trends as spotted on various fashion runaways for Spring/Summer 2014. Whether you shop at Chanel on 31 Rue Cambon, Paris, or at Givenchy in Dubai Mall, you’ve certainly notice these trends are pretty much common for the following season.

No make-up makeup

This look was all the range last year and it looks like it is still going strong. Focused on raw, natural beauty; it transitions well from day to night and it’s all about clever skincare. For best results, use the MAC Prep + Prime Moisture infusion as a base and apply concealer only where needed. A lip balm softly patted into lips to nourish will be the perfect finishing touch.



Soft berry lips

A tamer version of the classic red lip, this look is for the less daring but just as stylish fashionistas. Spotted on the 2014 Spring RTW runaway of Michael Kors and Joie, it will add a pop of color to an otherwise minimal makeup; making your pout camera ready.



Bright orange lips

Another returning trend is the bold orange lip that was present on numerous runaways in different variations.  Donna Karan, Rag & Bone and DKNY all opted for this gorgeous hue. We recommend the Maybelline Sensational Vivid Lipsticks in Electric orange. For a sophisticated matter finish, blot your lips with a tissue after applying the lipstick and make it last with some translucent powder.



Statement blue eye-shadow

For those of us who love neon colors, Marc by Marc Jacobs is the perfect inspiration, his models rocking a solid electric blue eye-shadow from lash line to crease. Pair it with an otherwise bare face to create a stunning look, where the eyes are the focal point.



Bright white lids

A nod to the Japanese style, shimmering white lids were one of the most frequent looks at the 2014 Spring Fashion Week. A wash of shimmering whites paired with effervescent pinks create a dewy freshness, perfect for a romantic look. For an ingenious twist on the standard cat-eye, put some white shadow and eyeliner on the inner corners of your eye; and make your eyes look wide and innocent.



1950’s pin-up look

Think Dita Von Teese after a night out in the city, where she danced too much and generally indulged herself. The statements of this look are the brows, which are defined in a “retro” way: perfect for about two-thirds and then brushed upwards, lifting the entire face. A subtle eyeliner and a half-set of lashes in the outer corner of the eyes for elongation and a statement crimson lip (try MAC PRO Crimson) will make this sultry look complete.



Gilded lids

This one is brought to us courtesy by Jason Wu, who sent his models on the runaway donning metallic lids all the way to the crease. Make a base by smudging a coffee colored black khol crayon on your creases and lids, give it a wash of brown eyes-shadow and for a striking look, try some metallic pigment, like MAC Pressed Pigment in Damson



Glowing skin

Gone are the days when a matte complexion was a prerequisite, not it’s all about dewiness and freshness. To achieve that, use lots of moisturizer and some illuminator as the base for your make-up. For even more luminosity, apply Revlon Skinlights in Bronze to strategic portions of your face with a wet sponge, such as:  cheeks, bridge of the nose and forehead.



Aquatic eye make-up

A more subdued version of the electric blue lids, this look has an almost ethereal feel to it. The soft hues of green and blue have an almost translucent texture, rather like a mermaid. Try Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo eye-shadows, in shades Viper Green and Scarab, and blend them under the eye like a halo. Keep the rest of the make-up minimal and pull your hair out of the face, for a full effect.




Tropical Bombshell

This last look is certainly not one for the faint of heart, since everything in it is big, bold and bright: bog hair, bold eyeliner and bright lipstick. A prerequisite for this look is bronzer in two shades: one as a base and another one for contouring. Fill in your brows without fear and pair them with a shimmery cat-eye. A pop of color in the form of coral lipstick and a teased bouffant, and you are ready to conquer the streets of Milan. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

British Fashion Awards 2013

I was very lucky to have been given the chance to attend the British Fashion Awards at the Coliseum in Leicester Square, London last night. It is a brilliant ceremony that recognises the most influential people in fashion today and with a vote of nominees just 300 individuals then come to decide a winner for each category. There were in total 16 awards presented to the leading figures in fashion, awards that sincerely recognised the creative and design excellent talent across all areas of the industry. The event itself was hosted by the great comedian Jack Whitehall.

So the winners of the ceremony were: 

Christopher Kane was named Womenswear Designer of the Year at the ceremony given his great reputation of enhancing women’s fashion. JW Anderson scooped the New Establishment Designer award and Nicholas Kirkwood received the Accessory Designer of the Year award. Burberry celebrated two big wins on the evening, collecting both the Designer Brand of the Year and the Menswear Designer of the Year awards, which was solely presented to Christoper Bailey for his great efforts in Burberry. Edie Campbell stepped up and beat Cara Delevingne and Sam Rollinson to the Model of the Year prize. For the past 12 months the nation has seen Edie appear in campaigns for exclusive brands including Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and Lanvin. She undoubtedly dominated the SS14 catwalks, walking the runways in New York, London and Paris and opening shows for Saint Laurent, Burberry and Louis Vuitton. Futhermore her careers gone even further as she's also landed her first British Vogue cover, her win was very much deserved. Miuccia Prada was honoured with the event's International Designer of the Year award for her inspiring collections that have made an impact on the fashion industry. Sophia Webster received the Emerging Accessories Designer award, Simone Rocha received the Emerging Womenswear Designer award and Agi & Sam won the Emerging Menswear Designer award. Erdem won the Red Carpet Award. Lady Amanda Harlech won the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator. British Style Award brought to you by Vodafone (voted by the public) was won by pop icon Harry Styles. Special Recognition Awards - Kate Moss recieved one of the Special Recognition Awards for her contribution to fashion over 20 years. She thanked all those in the fashion industry who have helped her over her 20 year career. Suzy Menkes also recieved a Special Recognition Award in recognition of her 25-year career at the International New York Times. The Outstanding Achievement in Fashion award was presented to Terry and Tricia Jones, founders of i-D, for their massive contribution to the fashion industry with such a great source of inspiration internationally in i-D magazine.


Donatella Versace and Christopher Kane

Edie Campbell

Harry Styles

Marc Jacobs

Kate Moss

Sienna Miller

Suzy Menkes

Terry and Tricia Jones


"The roll-call of winners announced this evening is a phenomenal display of talent in the fashion industry," said Natalie Massenet, chairman of the British Fashion Council. "The British Fashion Awards gives us the chance to commend not only the winners but celebrate all of the individuals that contribute to the incredible achievements that make London the best fashion destination in the world. I'm incredibly proud to be a part of the ceremony this evening, set in the heart of our creative capital; it provides the perfect climax to a truly momentous year of British fashion."


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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Maria Soromenho - Capsule collection lookbook.


Born in Setubal (Portugal) she lived in Lisbon and Paris where she studied Stage Design and interned at the museum Les Arts Decoratifs being part of the organisation of the exhibition "Hussein Chalayan: recits de mode".

Moved to London at the end of 2011 and has been working at Fannie Schiavoni ever since. Briefly studied Womenswear at London College of Fashion and gained work experience with designers such as Craig Lawrence, Peter Pilotto, Richard Nicoll and Pam Hogg.

Launched her first capsule collection in August 2013.
All her work is extremely inspired by art and music and her background in scenography, jewellery and knitwear can be seen in her intricate, slowly hand-crafted work that aims to experiment and discover new techniques in textile modification and the use of unexpected materials.








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Monday, September 9, 2013

Fashion trends for the Autumn / Winter season

Joven Estilo are delighted to welcome guest blogger, Adam Stevens, a male fashion enthusiast and writer for Jonathan Trumbull, the luxury men’s designer fashion specialists.

In this blog post we shall discuss the trends for both men and women for the Autumn season. This generally consists of larger coats, thicker shirts and more good looking fresh clothes.

Women

Colours

Let's start off with the colours of different outfits; we have noticed there there are very earthy colours mixed with a few deep blues and purples for this time of year. Here is a full list of the best colours for this Autumn: Emerald, Mykonos Blue, Linden Green, Acai, Samba, Koi, Deep Lichen Green, Vivacious, Turbulence and Carafe.

Shoes
Now that summer is over, it's time to put away our sandals and strappy heels and trade them in for brogues and boots. Boots are always the sensible choice for autumn and winter and, this year, there are a range of designs and colours appearing throughout stores along the high street. If you're looking for a comfortable flat, brogues are the choice this autumn.

Bottoms
As the weather is due to change, long, tighter maxi skirts and smart trousers are coming back in fashion. You will see all different colours and styles on the high street this autumn, along with plaid skirts and striped pants. Whether you're heading to work or hitting the town, smart pants and long skirts will fit right in.

Tops
Long sleeved tops and dresses are also huge on the high street this autumn, with eccentric printed patterns and bright, bold colours. Just because autumn is on its way, it doesn't mean we have to tone it down! We're also due to see a range of stylish faux fur jackets and oversized coats, which go well with bodycon tops and dresses. Also, check out printed jumpers as they are increasing in popularity, not only in the male fashion industry but also in female fashion.

Accessories
Kimonos, beanies and bowler hats are the accessories for autumn this year along with plenty of brightly coloured jewellery and big handbags. All of these fashion statements have been seen before, but never all together. It should be an interesting autumn for fashion trends.























Men


Colours

We're seeing much of the same colours as the women's collection, with a little less brown and green and more blues, greys and light greens. Here's the full list: Deep Lichen Green, Mykonos Blue, Carafe, Acai, Samba, Emerald, Linden Green, Beaujolais, Turbulence and Koi.

Shoes
Clarks Desert boots are always a good option. A standard for male fashion, these provide great protection on the feet, are good quality and always look good with a pair of dark jeans or chinos. You could also go with dark boat shoes or some leather boots.

Trousers
The standard Levis 711s are always a good bet, however, in Autumn you can whip out the chinos. Dark slim chinos or slim khaki's are perfect with a dark jumper and scarf. If you're feeling a little adventurous, you could go for some plaid trousers or brightly coloured chinos. Raw or dark denim is always a good bet though.

Tops
Stick to the staple plaid, chambray shirt and Oxford button down shirt with a little styling. You will be using a lot of layering in the Autumn and Winter, unless you choose a thick plaid shirt for the bottom layer, then you might get away with a light jacket.

Knitwear is always big in Autumn, with layered knitted jumpers, knitted ties and scarves being all big in this season. But be careful - don't over do the knitwear. With coats and jumpers, you need to get stuck in to layering. A nice plaid shirt, knitted jumper and duffle coat, along with a nice scarf.

The image album below will give you some great inspiration for coats, shirts and jumpers along with the rest of your wardrobe.

Accessories
No Autumn outfit is complete without a cool leather satchel or interestingly patterned scarf. If you are feeling adventurous, you could go with leather gloves, along with a long sleeve brown jacket.


































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Friday, August 23, 2013

Notting Hill Carnival fashion

With Notting Hill Carnival just on the horizon you need to be sure to stand out. It's more than just a weekend, it's all about having fun and dressing up to the wildest of expectations!

Stand out, be glittery, feathery, bright and colourful! Why not add a few glamorous touches into your outfit, maybe a little glitter or a few sequins? Whatever you feel will be extravagant, just do it!

It's the biggest street festival in Europe and by far the best, but it would never be that without all the exotic outfits roaming the streets of London.

Here's a few ideas that may give you a hand with your outfit...

Psychedelic prints: Wild prints on clothing is a great option, especially for this carnival. They are loud, vibrant and wild. The colours used are far from garish but instead make the piece stand out and not look plain and boring!

Masks: 
Sequins: 
Tie Dye: 
Glitter:
Feathers:

The carnival motto - 'every spectator is a participant' so get involved!

UK Fashion blog post on Notting Hill Carnival 2013
Banana print biker jacket: £60


UK Fashion blog post on Notting Hill Carnival 2013
Tatty Devine eyelash sunglasses : £125




UK Fashion blog post on Notting Hill Carnival 2013
Topshop Tea floral print blazer: £65.00


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