Monday, 11 April 2011


Coture Coke, Diet Chanel? Hardly, but for those of you who did not know Designer Karl Lagerfeld drinks Diet Coke day and night mainly out of a Lalique crystal goblet. With this in mind the cheif designer has recently worked on a set of lited edition coke bottles for his favourite tipple.

Your drink sir.....
The designs are mainly pink, white and black and have a pop art feel to them.

Inspiration for the design comes from the diet coke puppets, Bernadette, Eleanor and Irene. (It wasnt to long ago that singer Duffy was dropped by the brand for these girls)

As well as  cool and contemporary look to the bottles, there was the added bonus of Karl shooting the campaign using models Coco Rocha, Heidi Mount and Jeneil Williams.

Speaking about the collabaration he said

"It was pure pleasure to do a campaign with people I like and for a product I love"

To be served with ice and crystal goblet in June of this year.

Saturday, 9 April 2011


A living exhibition presented by Laura Jean Woolley is a thought provoking example of 'live fine art'. Through the use of drama, technology and participation you are encouraged to understand the importance and meaning of the LIFE... Campaigns.

The Participants are to have an active role within the campaigns and this is done through the completion of simple activities or instructions that provoke thought whilst being carried out. Being involved also adds to the experience and makes you feel as though you are helping to make change as well as raising awareness.




The names of the installation spark  intrigue and as you embark on your own personal journey, it goes deep. The installations were artistic, imaginative and inspiring. A truly welcomed and refreshing offering of things to come on the emerging Arts and culture scene in the Midlands. Keep your eyes peeled for more from   Laura Jeane Woolley in the not to distant future.



Friday, 8 April 2011


70 Today! Lets us look back and commemorate this occasion.

Vivienne Westwood became involved in fashion organically in the late 70’s. To this day She has made vast contributions, to fashion and the enviroment and to this day her work continues.

1976 was considered a crucial point in fashion 
as Westwood’s involvement in punk fashion seemed to change the direction of a whole generation, 
it was also at this time that McLaren was 
managing the punk band the ‘The Sex Pistols’. McLaren asked Westwood to dress the pistols, the style was greeted with a cult status and there 
was an instant demand for the punk clothing, so much so that the store at 430 kings road had its name changed from ‘SEX’ which at the time was selling rubber and bondage wear to a more 
suitable “SEDITIONARIES”. 

The store was a huge success indeed  and Westwood still owns the store to this day and has had it’s name changed again in 1980 to ‘WORLDS END’ which continues to sell interesting and sought after garments to a wide range of customers that travel from near and far.

Vivienne Westwood’s long list of other achievements include her being crowned British designer of the year three times in 1990, 1991 and then again in 2006 for her out outstanding contribution to and influence on British fashion. In 1992 she also received an OBE which was a memorable occasion, partly due to her accidently exposing herself to the Queen. In 2003 Westwood was awarded the UK Fashion Export Award for Design and 2004 saw the Vivienne Westwood retrospective opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Westwood also became a member of the board of trustees for Liberty in 2005. In 2006 she had her ‘OBE’ upgraded and she received her ‘DBE’ – now making her a Dame. More recently she was asked to re-design the BRIT AWARD for the 2011 ceremony owing to her attitude, creativity and association with all things British echoing what the awards stand for.

with so many achievements to date its hard not to view Dame Vivienne Westwood as probably one of the most influential women in Britain. Bearing in mind her origins and the way in which she became involved in fashion, self-taught she has excelled and has continued to grow in all areas of her work.  Her name is known globally and her work iconic, she has literally dressed millions. She has equally put huge amount of effort in to saving what’s left of the planet and helping the less fortunate through her charity work. 


Wednesday, 6 April 2011


I'm one for fashion with a cause, especially when it's FOR charity. High Street giants H&M have had previous collaborations with DESIGNERS AGAINST AIDS in seasons gone by.

This spring FASHION AGAINST AIDS delivers an attractive star studded treat as they've bought in some stylish celebrities to help with the designing. 

So we see the likes of the SCISSOR SISTERS,KERI HILSON, AKON & THE MISSHAPES to name but a few all contributing to this tasty selection!





As Well as updating your wardrobe with key peices for spring/summer, this clothing also carries a message! 

If like me your itching to take a closer the look the range is set to hit stores and be available on line from the 26th April 2011 with 25% of all sales being donated to HIV and AIDS prevention projects.

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