Fashion Happenings

Fashion news round-up:

Every week, there’s always a whole host of fashion events, launches and downright ‘what the hell?’ moments. Here are some of my favourite happenings at the moment:

Fans go ‘Mad’ for Auction

Style Icon Betty Draper from ‘Mad Men’

Don’t go crazy all at once, but you can actually buy clothing and furniture from the hit series Mad Men. Imagine owning outfits worn by the incredible Betty Draper! Go here to ebay to make your bid. The ten-day auction began today at 7am and ends August 22. All proceeds will go towards the Lung Cancer Program at California’s City of Hope.

Halle Berry makes US Vogue Cover September 2010

Halle Berry on US Vogue’s Sept 2010 issue

It’s sad that this even has to be considered that special – but it’s the first time US Vogue have put a black woman on it’s cover since Naomi in 1989. I am loving Halle’s hair and can’t wait to get my mitts on that magazine.

Luella Bartley is Back!

Luella Bartley’s new book on style

But this time, instead of designing beautiful clothes, the former fashion journalist  has written a book: Luella’s Guide to English Style. I will definitely be putting that on my birthday list. The book is due out in October 2010. 

Stylist Suri Designs and Make Her Own Clothes

So stylish, sooo Suri

As if she wasn’t already the trendiest tot on the planet, Suri is now MAKING her own clothes. Apparently Katie Holmes has been doing that for since she was a toddler, but now they do it together. What’s next? Tavi-style blogging at six? Her own fashion label at five-and-a-half? But don’t let her make you feel too inadequate – those wellies so don’t go with that dress.

Oil-Spill Fashion Shoot: Vogue Italia Accused of ‘Going Too Far’

Vogue Italia’s contoversial shoot

Fashion has always paved the way for creativity and of course controversy. Like photo shoots and designs before it, Vogue Italia has created a fashion editorial that echoes the times. The “Water & Oil’’ shoot is 24-pages of supermodel Kristen McMenamy evoking oil-drenched sea creatures washed up on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. What do you think? Do you think Vogue has gone too far, or is making an intelligent political statement?

  • My Republic of Fashion

    I love Halle Berry on Vogue.:)SarahD

  • * Reena Rai *

    I do not for a second believe that a toddler designs and makes their own clothes. That's absolutely ridiculous, they're PR must think people are stupid!

    The Vogue Italia shoot is interesting, I see it as a political statement. But…in the same vein as the all Black issue, political yes but ultimately it was for publicity. Like the old saying: No publicity is bad publicity. Maybe I'm being cynical

  • Teresa

    I have got to start watching Mad Men! I'm just afraid I'll get addicted!