Andrea Crews Introduces the 500 Euro Banknote Dress

Andrea Crews has introduced the ultimate in fashion satire for a French designer in a recession. The label’s Ete 2013 collection includes a number of pieces fashioned after its national currency. The 500 Euro banknote dress and jumper sample a lovely hue of purple, but also draw attention to the vacillating boom and bust of … Read more Andrea Crews Introduces the 500 Euro Banknote Dress

Jamie Oliver’s masterclass on BBQ vegetables

Jamie Oliver gives a masterclass in the simple art of barbecuing your favourite vegetables. His golden rules are set out, including how to stop them going mushy and what to dress them with to maximise flavour. No fuss, just great barbecued vegetables. For more nutrition info, click here: http://jamieol.com/D3JimM

Sohad Acouri: “White” – Neo-Classical Bridal Collection

With bases in Lebanon and Dubai, fashion designer Sohad Acouri is exposed to a multitude of inspiring influences. He has worked with Swarovski Elements and was selected by Sarah Belhasa to feature at her atelier; Studio 8 in Dubai, UAE. His latest collection, “White”, displays a neo-classical flair with embroidered veils, crystal encrusted busts and … Read more Sohad Acouri: “White” – Neo-Classical Bridal Collection

Fashion: Julien Fourniè Spring Summer 2011 Couture

Julien Fourniè’s Spring Summer couture collection for 2011 contains a carnival of colour and futuristic silhouettes befitting of one of the very best Parisian couturiers. The line is bursting with life, energy and fun. Space-age corsets, flowing trains, sparkles, primary colours and zip-up suits make Julien Fourniè the go-to designer for the 21st century superwoman.

Fashion: Sohad Acouri Couture

Sohad Acouri is a Lebanese-born designer based in the United Arab Emirates, who credits Galliano, Valentino and Lacroix with having inspired him to follow in his mother’s footsteps to become an atelier. After studying at the Academie Michelangelo des Beaux-Arts in Beirut, Acouri set up his own label. The 1996 conflict in Lebanon led him … Read more Fashion: Sohad Acouri Couture

Fashion: Maison Martin Margiela Femmes Hiver 2011 – 2012

Maison Martin Margiela have opted for warm knits and plummy rusts for Winter 2011 – 2012. The ‘Première’ collection – the collection ahead of the défilé – follows a rich heritage of collage fashion from the ateliers: “contrast, division and simplicity. The collection is clean and minimalistic in detail, focusing on stereotype masculine dress versus … Read more Fashion: Maison Martin Margiela Femmes Hiver 2011 – 2012

New Year’s Eve at the O2 in London: Proud @ Matters

The inaugural superclub night for Proud @ Matters was a great success with top-notch music from DJ Yoda and an endless stream of entertainment from colourful circus performers. The ability to get served at the bar in under 30 minutes on New Year’s Eve in central London went a long way to making the night … Read more New Year’s Eve at the O2 in London: Proud @ Matters

Fashion: Lady Gaga Wears Jan Taminiau

Lady Gaga wore a Jan Taminiau couture gown during her last appearence in Paris. The singer wore an embellished, keyhole evening dress with pronouced shoulders cut from silk chiffon and satin crepe. The dress was teamed with a lilac overcoat in wool crepe and accessorised with pearls. Jan Taminiau is well known as a couturier … Read more Fashion: Lady Gaga Wears Jan Taminiau

DJ Yoda to Play New Year’s Eve in the O2 Arena, London

DJ Yoda, the renowned hip-hop DJ, will play New Year’s Eve at the O2 Arena as part of the CIRQUE! event organised by Proud. The pioneering turntable teaser will use a stunning array of AV technology to mash video and TV into his set creating a spectacle for clubbers and fans at the huge arena. … Read more DJ Yoda to Play New Year’s Eve in the O2 Arena, London

Fashion: Swarovski Elements Showcases Jawaher in London

On Tuesday 19th October the Swarovski Elements showcase housed the launch of Jawaher, the ultimate in luxury Arabian fashion. The new exhibition sees traditional Arabian dress and home accessories re-invented with a frosting of crystals. The launch of Jawaher, which means jewel in Arabic, is timed to ride a trend of abaya and sheila customisation … Read more Fashion: Swarovski Elements Showcases Jawaher in London

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: “Hallowe’en Party” ITV1 24th October 2010

A dark night, carved Jack-o-Lanterns glowing, the stormy driveway of a grand house, and inside the mansion, little children playing innocent games of apple bobbing and snap dragon – so begins the latest instalment from Poirot. With echoes of magic from the past and witches bursting through the windows, the Belgian detective could be forgiven … Read more Agatha Christie’s Poirot: “Hallowe’en Party” ITV1 24th October 2010

Fashion: New for Spring Summer 2011 – Recycled Kimonos

Nicola Woods, a graduate of London College of Fashion, is determined to inject meaning into fashion with her new collection of recycled kimono jackets, dresses and boleros. The “Beautiful Soul” range works on a zero waste principle and has recently extended to include menswear. Available from V&A museum, South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL … Read more Fashion: New for Spring Summer 2011 – Recycled Kimonos

Stephane Rolland Haute Couture Winter 2010

Stephane Rolland’s metallic satin, silk and velvet dresses were by far the highlight of Paris Haute Couture Week in July 2010. The collection was shown in sweltering heat at the Théâtre National de Chaillot at the place du Trocadéro, Paris. The assemblage was a masterpiece of balance, whereby art & design were carefully matched against … Read more Stephane Rolland Haute Couture Winter 2010

Paris Haute Couture Week: Elie Saab Winter 2010

The Elie Saab Winter collection was a spectacle of major proportions. Flashbulbs lit the room as celebrities and press packed the Théâtre National de Chaillot at Trocadero in Paris. Outside, a crazed fan argued loudly with the doormen as the premium pieces from one of fashion’s most illustrious houses were paraded for the world’s glitterati. … Read more Paris Haute Couture Week: Elie Saab Winter 2010

Paris Fashion: Alexandre Vauthier Winter 2010

Alexandre Vauthier’s collection for Winter 2010  offers glamourous party dresses and power gowns. Sumptuous fur is teamed with curvy waistlines. In contrast, delicate trains and sheer bat-wing dresses are offset with heavy metallic plates. In this luxurious collection velvet, gold, lace, fur and silk are all exhibited in full glory. Although the hemlines may be … Read more Paris Fashion: Alexandre Vauthier Winter 2010