Showing posts from June, 2011

Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton and The Masai

From Kim Jones' debut as men's style director at Louis Vuitton was a coup similar to the one achieved by Vuitton's artistic director, Marc Jacobs, 14 years ago. A union that seemed unlikely on the surface turned out in actuality to be a relationship of remarkable, intimate compatibility. In the four months since he was appointed to the position, Jones and his team managed to turn out a collection that wove his own history into Vuitton's heritage. The common bond? Travel. Vuitton has always been the traveler's brand. Jones grew up in Kenya, and his life since has been defined by a nomadic spirit. He'd been thinking about photographer Peter Beard, the once-gorgeous Kennedy-like apogee of American aristocracy whose life and work have been devoted to the Africa that Jones is equally enamored of. A Masai blanket Jones has at home as a souvenir of his East African childhood inspired an extraordinary passage of cornea-searing blue-and-red plaids.…

Glasto and The Other Kate

At Glastonbury 2005 Kate Moss looked so outrageously hot and so unutterably cool that legions of music fans not only forgave her for wasting so much time on druggie bf Pete Doherty, they relentlessly copied her festival-going style every year since. showed a myriad pretty girls in shorts and Hunter boots as well as a few who've branched out into a dress-and-wellies combo. Mr Newton also showed a few. 

Get on Your Bike!

As seen in The Telegraph this week, celebrities from Ted Danson to Helena Christensen are not only embracing the cycling trend they are looking stylish while they do it. Fashion designer Kate Spade is such an avid fan that she designed a bicycle for Adeline Adeline. London now has a bicycles-for-hire system known locally as "Boris Bikes" after the mayor who instigated the system, Boris Johnson. 

Ted Danson

Naomi Watts

Rachel Bilson

Cynthia Rowley

Kate Spade for Adeline Adeline

"Boris Bikes"

London mayor, Boris Johnson

UK TV presenter Donna Air on a "Boris Bike"

When Tommy Met Anita

One of the most popular posts on Trend I-Spy has been How The Stones Rolled in Exile featuring photos of the band with their wives and girlfriends living in the South of France in the early 1970s. Looks as if Anita Pallenburgh's style also made a big impression on Tommy Hilfiger for Fall 2011.  He told back in February, " ... we always want to make preppy fresh." To do so, Hilfiger invoked the raucously stylish spirit of the rock star's girlfriend of yore, women like Britt Ekland and Anita Pallenberg.

Derby Day

I promise I'll stop soon with the all-things-Middleton obsession but not before I show the photos of Kate, ahem, The Duchess of Cambridge, with her husband and brother-in-law, just beyond adorable looking ...