Kate Moss honoured

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Kate Moss received the special recognition prize at yesterday’s 2013 British Fashion Awards.

The honour celebrates the fashion icon’s 25-year career in the fashion industry.

Kate, who recently became a new fashion editor of Vogue, received the award last night at the event that took place at the London Coliseum.

Since the 39-year-old model was discovered by Storm Model Management in 1988, Kate was modelling for some of the biggest names in the business such as Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs as well as creating her own fashion collections for high street brand Topshop

FULL LIST OF WINNERS

  • Womenswear Designer of the Year – Christopher Kane
  • Menswear Designer of the Year – Burberry
  • International Designer of the Year – Miuccia Prada for Prada
  • Designer Brand of the Year – Burberry
  • Accessory Designer of the Year – Nicholas Kirkwood
  • Emerging Womenswear Designer – Simone Rocha
  • Emerging Menswear Designer – Agi & Sam
  • New Establishment Designer – JW Anderson
  • Model of the Year – Edie Campbell
  • Red Carpet Award – Erdem
  • Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator – Lady Amanda Harlech
  • British Style Award brought to you by Vodafone (voted by the public) – Harry Styles
  • Special Recognition Award – Kate Moss
  • Special Recognition Award – Suzy Menkes
  • Outstanding Achievement in Fashion – Terry and Tricia Jones, founders of i-D
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Wellies

Once wellies were only worn for “country life” but now it should be back to your outfits. However, they can be bright, patterned and different lengths.

They brighten everyone from the grey mass of people and look really playful.

Wellingtons saw the light of day for the first time at the beginning of the 19th century. Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, asked his shoemaker sew the classic jack-boots which became very popular in the eighteen century. Shorter and narrower shoes perfectly suited to Duke – it was not only comfortable to wear on the battlefield but seemed to be in style as well which was the most important to Wellesley.

First became popular among British dandies, boots became indispensable in war time, especially the First World War because more than a million pairs were made for British Army soldiers.

In recent years this footwear is returning. Italian fashion house Prada‘s autumn 2009 collection showed massive colourful wellingtons and Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto is not refusing detailed variations of wellies for a couple of years.

“There’s a style rush on the humble wellington boot, with Hunter adding studs and quilting, Marc Jacobs’s candy-coloured versions, and now Valentino’s lace numbers – which we think you’ll agree makes for a rather dainty splash in the rain,” says the Vogue blog (http://www.vogue.co.uk/blogs/the-vogue-blog/2010/05/24/the-duke-of-boots)

Summer music festivals usually are unlikely without the rain and mud baths so the boots became cult footwear. Practicality and versatility are corrupted –  people do not need to be afraid to jump in the mud and wet feet for a while. Wellies fit with anything – light dresses, shorts, colourful T-shirts.

One of the main manufacturers of bots, British company Hunter, has even a separate rubber shoe line created special for festivals. Furthermore, a couple of years ago Jimmy Choo, Malaysian origin footwear designer, collaborated with Hunter and created wellies decorated with crocodile leather and leopard fur which has become a must-have among the festival participants and celebrities. In 2005 British model Kate Moss appeared in a pair of wellies at the largest music festival Glastonbury – bots were blown away from stalls by young fashion followers trying look like a Katie.

Lana del Rey for H&M

Singer Lana del Rey was welcomed by fashion world with open arms. Swedish company H&M chose her as the face of the latest collection.

Campaign developers say that they were considering who could be the future face collection quite long. However, they decided to choose Lana del Ray who is characterized by the unique style. Although it is the first big debut in fashion for the 26-year performer, she has already managed to work as a model and be on the cover of British Vogue.

Despite the fact that her latest album “Born to Die” wasn’t very well received by critics and audiences, American singer Lana Del Rey got a million-worth contract by clothing manufacturer H&M and became the promotional face of the company’s “LA Noire” collection. H&M staff and partners in New York held a closed party with Lana del Ray’s performance.

In H&M Autumn-Winter collection presentation Lana Del Rey’s image reminds seventies housewife: high hair, black eyes and a fluffy pink sweater – that’s the look of Video Games’ star.

Easy way to become glamorous

How to look stylish on the beach or summer party if you don’t want to wear too bright or eye-catching jewellery?

The answer is simple – the subtle and more than never fashionable beads. They are charming because they are perfect for any occasion and always stay in style.

Embroidery came to the fashion the last century and has remained to this day. Delicate and exceptional, it helps to create a romantic image without much effort.

We don’t want to overload ourselves with a lot of jewellery and shoes so clothing, decorated with these unsophisticated accents, creates the image of freshness and smartness.

Darya Kurovska in Alexander McQueen

Chanel

Model: Kloss | Photographer: Mario Testino – for Vogue US, July 2012

Georges Hobeika

Veluz Reyes

Miu Miu

Alexander McQueen