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Victoria's Secret Angel
and L'Oreal ambassador
Doutzen Kroes stars in the latest summer ads for H&M.
The beautiful top model presents H&M must-haves for the summer, following Beyoncé who has also appeared in the brand's summer campaign in a range of swimwear and beach looks.
Photographer Terry Richardson shot the colourful images at a Mexican beach house and it makes a stunning backdrop to these photographs.
Doutzen looks amazing and flaunts her perfect body complete with deep golden tan in a variety of shorts, playsuits, shirts, blouses and printed dresses. I love the bright, ethnic style jewellery and the straw hat, perfect items to bring your summer looks together. She also bags the ultimate accessory of any beach shoot.. a hunky man!
This is one of my favourite shoots starring Doutzen Kroes, I think the wavy beach hair and thick darker eyebrows look amazing on her and the clothes, jewellery and accessories suit her perfectly.
Written by Rose Humble
With the new season almost here, it's time to prep the wardrobe! Here's a roundup of the top fashion trends for the summer, hand-picked for you.
Every now and again in the fashion world, we draw inspiration from the past for future trends. The sixties is one decade that keeps cropping up on the catwalks.
There's one item of clothing that every girl wants to find before she takes to the skies; the perfect swimwear!
Condé Nast are opening up their archives for a new exhibition on June 15th as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival
. Featuring an impressive collection totalling 160 of fashions most beautiful photographs from the past 100 years including early work by David Bailey, Cecil Beaton, Edwin Blumenfeld and Corinne Day, this is a great opportunity for see these works of art on display.
The exhibition curator Nathalie Herschdorfer was given access to the international Condé Nast
archives in New York, London, Paris and Milan. The pictures themselves offer an amazing insight into a century of fashion imagery, taken by more than 80 photographers. Nathalie credits publisher Condé Nast himself for building the foundations of such an impressive archive, after he scouted Irving Penn, Edward Steichen and William Klein.
"Mr Condé Nast understood that a powerful cover would bring him more readers," said Herschdorfer. "The first Vogue covers are works of art. In the early Twenties, he realised what the photographic medium could bring to his magazines. He was a man of his time and was looking ahead. He wanted to work with people who were talented artists and not necessarily good practicians. The vision of the photographer was recognised as a value, and then the photographer was asked to adapt it to the magazine's needs."
She described her selection process, "I was looking at strong, powerful works which announced the mature work of these photographers. There is a Helmut Newton style, a David Bailey style, a Peter Lindberg style, a Miles Aldridge style. The works in the show announce the best of these styles. This is a walk through the 20th Century because looking at fashion images shows also the way that the society has changed and evolved. Each image tells a story and invites us to engage with it, but it also encapsulates something of the tastes, the aspirations and the dreams of its time."
Coming Into Fashion: A Century Of Photography at Condé Nast opens June 15 until September 8 at Edinburgh City Art Centre.Albert Watson for Vogue, May 1977Deborah Turbeville for Vogue, May 1975Vans Lamsweerde & Matatin for French Vogue, October 2002
Edward Steichen for Vogue, December 1923Norman Parkinson for Glamour, October 1949
John Rawlings for Vogue, March 1943
Clifford Coffin for Vogue, June 1949
Guy Bourdin for French Vogue, February 1955
All pictures: Norman Parkinson
Written by Rose Humble
Highlights from fashions most glamorous night and how you can get your hands on them
Last weekend saw the worlds A-list descending on New York to attend the most glamorous event in their calendars, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala.
Red carpet glitz and glamour got an edgy twist with this year's theme, "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" and the stars didn't shy away at the chance to play dress-up.
Topshop made a collection of custom-made dresses for the event that were worn by guests and will be available to buy later this year. Designed and made at Topshop's design HQ in London, the gowns were worn by Nicole Richie, Jaime King, Jourdan Dunn, Ashley Madekwe and Julianna Hough. The collection will go on sale this September and will retail from $465 to $775 (at current exchange rate), a bargain for a red-carpet ready gown. The dresses sit within Topshop Limited Edition range and will be available in small quantities at stores in New York, LA and London and on Topshop.com. I think this is a great idea and will spark a new trend.
Here are my fashion highlights from the night:
Miley Cyrus chose a Marc Jacobs dress, Prada shoes and Eddie Borgo jewellery. I was expecting her do go over the top, so was happy when I saw her in this great dress. Elizabeth Banks dazzled in an Atelier Versace dress with Brian Atwood shoes and bag and Kara Ross jewellery.
Jennifer Lawrence kept her look simple in a Christian Dior dress and jewellery, Brian Atwood heels and a Jennifer Behr headband.
Madonna wore an attention seeking outfit by Givenchy, paired with Casadei shoes. When will she learn that less is more and please next time wear underwear!
Jessica Alba looked gorgeous in this dress by Tory Burch, jewellery by Jack Vartanian and Christian Louboutin shoes and bag.
Rita Ora looked amazing in custom made Thakoon, I love her hair and make-up.
Katy Perry wowed in this Dolce & Gabbana outfit complete with crown.
Nina Dobrev looked amazing in this unique custom Monique Lhuillier dress and Rupert Sanderson shoes. She accessorized with a Kimberly McDonald ring, and Edie Parker clutch. I love her hair and make-up and think this is a great look for her.
Miranda Kerr looked her usual sexy self in this cut off Michael Kors dress and Tabitha Simmons shoes. She accessorized with Cartier jewellery, and spiky Christian Louboutin bag.
Karolina Kurkova was eye catching in this sexy Mary Katrantzou outfit.
Mary-Kate Olsen chose an interesting ensemble for this year's event, choosing a vintage Chanel Haute Couture dress, vintage fur Balmain jacket, Louis Vuitton shoes and Sidney Garber earrings.
Ashley Olsen was a vision of orange in this striking vintage Christian Dior Haute Couture gown with Monolo Blahnik heels and Sidney Garber earrings. Anne Hathaway showcased her new blonde hair and paired it with vintage Valentino circa 1992.
Cameron Diaz stood out in Stella McCartney, I love the simplicity of the silhouette and the spiked gold belt.
Gwyneth Paltrow wore a pink Valentino dress and Wilfredo Rosado earrings. I don't think this dress shows off or flatters her amazing figure and think she could have rocked something more daring and edgy. I find the hair and make-up boring as well.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Kim wore a Riccardo Tisci dress, gloves and shoes with Lorraine Schwartz jewellery. I don't know where to start with this ensemble... the dress is bad enough but why she chose to pair it with matching shoes and glove I don't know. She apparently had a last minute change of outfit after her original dress showed too much of her arms. It couldn't have been worse than this, she needs to embrace her arms and invest in a new maternity wardrobe. Fast.
Kristen Stewart wore a burgundy Stella McCartney all in one. I love the outfit but it's not flattering on Kristen and I don't like the shoes with it either.
Sarah Jessica Parker went all out in an extravagant Giles Deacon dress, Philip Treacy punk couture hat, Fred Leighton and Repossi jewellery, Giles Deacon bag, and Louboutin boots. I don't love the clashing patterns of the dress and boots but she gets full points for effort.
Beyonce went all out in head to toe Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci with this eye catching gown with matching knee-high boots and gloves.
All pictures by Evan Agostini
Written by Rose Humble
So i have been out and about on the high street this weekend looking for what next to add to my spring wardrobe and i notice some kind of sport wear craze.
Sportswear seems to be steeling the fashion scene of recent, from draw string trousers and skirts to stylish jogging bottoms and the wedged trainers. It seems the London Olympics in 2012 has inspired designers and stylist to incorporate elements of sportswear in the various collections.
Sweat shirts are something that have been around for quite a long time, but they used to serve the purpose of sportswear, uniforms and maybe even home slacks for some people. Only in recent years have they become trendy pieces. From printed statements, cropped to graphic print, sweat shirts are quite versatile and can be worn with skirts, printed trousers or even dungarees depending on your desired look.
1. Asos - £28
2. Asos - £32
3. Ebay - £19.99
For those lazy I'm not bothered days, jogging bottoms are always the way to go for a dressed down casual look, the only difference is this spring/summer
can dressed up with a half tucked shirt or tee, a statement necklace and some stylish heels. For an updated take on the trend go for printed pair or for added edge indulge in a fur leather pair.
1. Suicidal Couture - £194
2. Topshop - £35
3. Lulu & Co - £285
This season wedge trainers
are creeping up all over the place, the wedge trainer phenomenon is clearly making its mark within the fashion set. After all, who wouldn't like the comfort of a sneaker with a hidden high heel? Weather its high end or high street every sporty chic needs one of these. Here are my picks
1. Asos - £159
2. Asos - £149
3. Spy Love Buy - £29.95
Written by Anu Ogunneye
With the sun finally making an appearance, now is the time to start compiling your summer wardrobe. Maxi dresses are a summer essential and your closet is not complete without them, you can never have too many! They are so easy to throw on day or night to look effortlessly chic.
Here is my pick of the best maxi dresses to suit every style, budget and occasion from your favourite high street and designer stores - all available to buy now.
River Island side split maxi dress, £30
River Island has a great summer collection this year; I love the simplicity of this peach side split dress
.Cool Change printed maxi dress, £145
This dress instantly makes me long for a holiday. Perfect as a chic cover up that will take you through from the beach to the bar effortlessly.
Jarlo London strapless floral print maxi dress, £80
This is my favourite dress from Jarlo London's spring/summer 2013 collection
. This silhouette will flatter all shapes and sizes and the cute little belt will give you a lovely shape. This dress is beautiful and with some delicate accessories will be perfect for summer's special occasions.
Oasis pleated maxi dress, £68
This is another perfect dress for special occasions. I love the colour and flattering shape, it would look amazing with some delicate gold jewellery.
River Island cami maxi dress, £20
This vibrant blue maxi dress from River Island is such a bargain. Perfect for both day and night, this is a wardrobe essential.
Vix animal print maxi dress, £265
This stylish floaty printed dress by Vix at Harvey Nichols
is a great investment which is definitely worth the money.
Warehouse twist front maxi dress, £65Warehouse
has a great selection of affordable floor-skimming styles this season, as this elegant blue twist front number perfectly illustrates.
Warehouse embellished maxi dress, £56
This is one of my favourite dresses of the season and it's a steal at only £56. Channel the boho babe look
to perfection in this Warehouse's printed maxi.
Oasis tropical print maxi dress, £55
The maxi dress screams tropical island getaway. Oasis has a great selection of maxi's this summer but this fun, bright, super flattering dress
has to be my favourite.
Mango halter neck maxi dress, £69.99
Perfect for all your summer occasions from lazy days in the park, exotic holidays abroad and days out and about in the summer sun, this Mango maxi
is a must have.Oasis butterfly print maxi dress, £75
I love this unique dress. The colours go together so beautifully and the waist defining belt is a lovely touch.
Gojji orchid print maxi, £229, Ted Baker
This year's Ted Baker collection is one of my favourites. The colours, fabrics and shapes are so beautiful, this maxi dress
is definitely on my wish list to wear to my summer weddings.
South floral print maxi dress, £69, Littlewoods
Definitely one to get you noticed, this bright floral maxi
is a great buy from Littlewoods and will suit all skintones.
Written By Rose Humble
First look at stunning Kate Moss cover for Vogue June and Cara Delevingne cover for debut edition of Miss Vogue
Fashion lovers are in for a treat on 6th May as not only is the June issue of Vogue on the shelves, the brand new magazine Miss Vogue is being launched.
Kate Moss looks stunning on her latest Vogue UK cover
, shot by photography legend Patrick Demarchelier
. Kate has graced the cover of Vogue consistently since landing her first back in 1993, with this cover bringing her total to an astonishing 32! Showing off her signature long golden bedhead hair, 60's white nails, thick black eyeliner and summery yellow dress - Kate looks sexy, youthful and timelessly chic. I love the laid back summer vibe with the lilac flowers in the background and her relaxed pose, with Kate showing why she is still one of the world's top models after decades in the industry.
Inside the issue she stars in a gorgeous retro holiday inspired spread. In my favourite shot Kate wears pink hotpants and an embroidered vest top as she sits on a yacht. I think she looks beautiful and love the style inspiration from the 1960s.
Photos: Patrick Demarchelier/Vogue
I am so excited to get my hands on Vogue's new little sister Miss Vogue, which is the first ever British Vogue title aimed at a young, fashion-driven audience. The new addition to the UK Vogue line-up follows in the footsteps of the American publication Teen Vogue
, which first launched in 2003. Featuring model of the moment Cara Delevingne on its cover seemed an obvious choice. Cara is the model everyone has been talking about, having recently walked for the most celebrated designers and shot a number of high profile campaigns. The choice to feature her on the inaugural cover shows how far she has come in the last year, proving that the sky is the limit for fashions fastest rising star. Cara has repeatedly been referred to as 'the new Kate Moss' so I it was a clever idea to feature them together in the same month. I think it is a fantastic idea to launch a fashion magazine for the younger generation with age appropriate articles, fashion and themes. It is a great way to get important issues across whilst also giving youngsters with a passion for the fashion industry a great way to learn and be inspired. The magazine will launch as a double package alongside the June issue of Vogue so this is one month not to miss out on!
I think they chose a great shot for the teen magazine cover, showing a smiling, natural looking Cara in grey and pale pink with a background of beautiful blossom. The photo-shoot inside has a preppy vibe and Cara delivers her best take on teen chic in striped shorts and a sleeveless top with the magazine's name emblazoned across the front, styled by Francesca Burns and shot by Angelo Pennetta.
In her editor's letter, Alexandra Shulman writes: 'We are delighted to have everybody's favourite model Cara Delevingne as our inaugural cover star. Her maverick sense of style and fun is Miss Vogue made physical.'
'Vogue magazine appeals to all ages but I wanted to produce an edition targeted at younger readers, created with your lifestyles in mind,' she added.
Photos: Angelo Pennetta/Miss VogueWritten by Rose Humble