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新潟支部総会開催(5月20日)

2006.05.30 Tuesday | 総会・望年会報告

恒例の支部総会をHオークラ新潟において、北山葵友会々長・堺東京経済大学副学長をお招きし、計54名にて開催致しました。

総会では、平成17年度事業経過報告・同会計報告の後、平成18年度事業等計画として、母校と支部の将来を見据え、特に就職活動等母校からの今後の支援要請に対応するためにも、支部財政力を整え支部活動の基盤となる財源の確保を行うことし、支部年会費の導入を議決しました。(支部年会費は3,000円、ご夫婦は4,000円です。

引き続き役員改選においては、新支部長に小笠原征夫氏(S41年卒)、他の各氏が再任の役員と共に承認されました。

小笠原新支部長は、就任挨拶で少子化は母校に対しても影響を及ぼし、偏差値の低下・就職活動の苦戦となって現れはじめている。母校を育てるためには、大学と卒業生の協力・努力が必要と出席者に諸行事への積極的な参加を呼びかけました。

そして、9年にわたり支部を導いてこられた包前支部長に感謝の気持ちとして記念品が大きな拍手と共に贈られました。

懇親会では、初めての試みとして、各テーブル毎の「自己紹介」が企画実施され、世代を超えたユーモア溢れるスピーチに会場内は笑いと歓声で賑わいました。
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JuRae Morris, Dylan Patrick Moss, Maria Yanella Muchaypi&ntilde;a Bendezu, Hannaa Maarya Mustapha</p><p>Jamie Shannon Nagel, Albert Jeesung Nam, Erum Naz Nasir, Alexandra Rosseter Naylor, Leah Kristina Ndenecho, Kendall Allen Newsome, Brigitte Nicole Newton, Grace Ann Carlson Nicholson, Shannon Marie Nolte, Gabriella Grace Nowicki, Enobong Mfon Nta, Melissa Taylor Nunn</p><p>Colleen Marie Ochs, Simyon Yevgenievich Ostapenko</p><p>Jacqueline Arlene Palmer, Asmi Panigrahi, Alexis Emeline Pappadeas, Anna Marisa Parsons, Chirag Hemant Patel, Erin Nicole Patterson, Emily Sarah Pattillo, Matthew Jonathan Peart, Alyssa Marie Peddicord, Joshua Dixon Perdue, Zachary Joseph Peretti, Thomas Henry Peters, Donovan Zell-Eugene Peterson, Daniel Hoang-Vu Pham, Zachary Curtis Pierce, Juan Jared Pinargote, Clara Coleen , Jeffrey Mitchell Pomeroy, Brandon Eric Potter, Morgan Douglas Powell, Gregory Tilghman Prahl, Michael Joseph Prusz</p><p>Brian James Qualls, Amanda Taylor Quinn</p><p>Matthew Blair Rados, Sumit Kishor Rajpara, Redington, Sarah Marie Renehan, Valerie Susan Resch, Gabriella Alejandra Rey, Jacob Andrew Rhody, Jonathan Lee Riseberg, Emma Hannah Robbins, Jessica Rodriguez,</p><p>Caitlin Nicole Rogers, Matthew Dominick Romeo, Brett Esteban Rossiter, Rachel Lindsey Rowe, Kyle Montemayor Royalty, Ryan</p><p>Hamza Saeed, Tanveer Kaur Saini, Margaret Kayhan Saki, Carlos Joseph Sanchez-Lopresti, Abimbola Benedicta Sanusi, Danica Hope Scheckelhoff, Timothy Michael Schroeder, Javi&eacute;r Lamar Scott, Maranda , Karter David Seamonson, Dillon Katherine Shearer, Shane Avery Shepherd, Duk Yong Shin, Ahmed Nayab Siddiqui, Stacy Cheryl Siegel, Deborah Jessica Silver, Ethan Isaac Simon, Anmol Singh, Gursahib Singh, Nupur Singh, Michael Benjamin Sklar, Brooke Alexandra Smith, Jacob Benjamin Watson Smith, Payam Gerald Sojdehei, Jason Robert Song, Staggers, Kevin Lowell Stanley, Ashton Arkele' Stennett, Gavin Ernest Kennedy Stephenson, Sara Catherine-Loraine Strutz, Eva Su, Michael Brandon White Suber, Arjun Terence Sutha</p><p>HoJung Tae, Frances Fumi Takemoto, Eliot Michael Tarash, James Edward Tatum III, Austin Nicholas Taylor, Keith Austin Scott Tennessee, Kenneth Larry Thomas Jr., Jacob Randall Thompson, Brianna Rae Tinkle, Julia Rose Tolson, Catarina Clare Neto Torres, Janaye Elise Tunstel, Shawn Clyde Turpin Jr.</p><p>Viktor Blaise Villanueva, Morgan Hilary Viscarra, Adriana Thais Vitagliano</p><p>Robert Ian Waddell, Sara Waheed, Jordan Errin Walker, Hao Wang, Jayson Zhongyi Wang, Allen Magel Warthen, Amy Elaine Weinberg, Damon Antar Wells Jr., Branden Philip White, Steven Paul Whiting, Kevin Frederick Wiechelt II, Monica Wessam William-Henein, Xanthe Janae Williams, Amber Victoria Williamson, Edward Alexander Wollack, Noah Daniel Wood, Bailey Elizabeth Woodfolk</p><p>Thomas Junmo Yang, Andrew Yu, Young Ji Yu</p><p>Qingcong Zeng, Courtney Ann Zernick, Fan Zhang, Eric Zhou, Iowis Zhu</p><p>All information in this section appears as provided by the schools indicated. Because of publication deadlines, in some instances students' names might have been provided prior to final review of requirements. Some students listed might not have completed all requirements to graduate.</p>?<p>Alexa Courtney Abee, Erin Elizabeth Adams, Ethan Mikhail Adams, Frederik William-Baden Agvald, Taha Etezaz Ahmed, Eray Kadir Akbas, Sandia Yun Akhtar, Edidiong Nathan Akpan, Giancarlo Michael Albano, Nadah A. Ali, Jason , Guru Ram Ambalavanar, Rebekah Grace Anderson, Kara Louise Arnold, Joseph Jean Ayoub</p><p>In (Bryan) Hyuk Baek, Caroline Michelle Baker, Poulomi Banerjee, Arjun Janardhanan Baradwaj, Daniel Valderrama Barnard, Jared Samuel Beck, Preston Halbach Bencivenga, Milena Valencia Benitez, Rachel Lauren Benzing, Adip G. Bhargav, Alexandra Blyukher, Rebecca Lynn Boettcher, Victoria Grace Bogdan, Kenneth Mutsuo Bohr, Jeremy Ryan Brown, John Hynes Brown, Andrei Budimirovich, Jerome Michael Burgo, Satirah Tinia Byrd, John Luke Byrne</p><p>Taylor Danielle Caldwell, Sarah Anne Calvert, Hayley Deborah Campbell, Francis Trevor Cangialosi, Tia Elizabeth Carroll, Haneet Singh Chadha, Grace Lian Chao, Hua-Ren Ryan Cherng, Sarah Chiang, Patrick Peir-Ji Chin, Jae Woo Choi, John Kun Choi, Benjamin Michael Ciraolo, Caitlin Cole Cleveland, Jordan Abigail Coburn, Harrison Scott Colby, Melissa Kaye Collins, Anna Noel Cooke, Laura Nicole Couch</p> <p>Henry Graeme Danchi, Elvin Brooks Danos, Dominic Cole Davis, Eryn Caitlin Davis, Caitlin Marie DeLatte, Ryan Michael Decker, Natalie Terese Del Rosso, McKenzie Blair Delaney, Ozgun Caglar Deniz, Emma Alice Derro, Diogenes Andrew Dichoso, Arlynnell Ann Dickson, Kathleen Mary Donegan, Ellese Victoria DuClos, Zachary Allen Dubbs, Benjamin Michael Dugan, Katherine Ann Dugan, Rachel Lauren Dvornicky</p> <br> <p>Christopher Ryan Ek, Khaled Saad ElGendy, Omar Khaled Eloseily, Erdene-Ochir Enkhbat, James Michael Etheridge</p><p>Jaimie Joy Fabling, Amy Lauren Farb, Jacqueline Marie Fasulo, Jeremy Michael Fedors, Mary Frances Fleming, Claudia Petra Fochios, Lucy Maria Font, Andrew James Francis, Alexander Derek Franklin, Megan Dorothy Fullarton</p><p>Lemea Gabralla, Christina Han Ning Gai, Haley Nicole Gallina, Daksh Garg, Todd Emanuel Givens Jr., Benjamin Demaree Goldsmith, Christopher Ricky Gonzales, Jacob William Gordon, Brandon Marcus Grooms, Jinzhen Gu</p><p>Laura Michelle Haines, Zarif Hakim, Emily Kara Hall, Shawna Taylor Hammers, Ian Charles Harrison, Kevin Patrick Hartka, Marcus James Hawks, Nicholas Eric Hawthorne, Erica Ashley Heaphy, Rachel Lindsay Hein, Amanda Morgan Hendrix, Andrianna Laurel Henneberg, Mikhail David Hershfeld, Matthew Reuben Hilbert, Brian Russell Hillsley, John Jeahyun Ho, Russell Baugher Hobson, Sarah Kendall Horstkamp, Elizabeth Mary Horti, Yibing Hu, Kevin Christopher Hulvey, Joseph William Hunter</p><p>Sowa Yimaseni Imoisili, Jamie Guinevieve Imperial</p><p>Joshua , Simone Lynelle Jackson, Joseph Paul Jenkins, Rikke Dystrup Jepsen, Connor Morgan Jett, Ian Jordan Jett, Sung Koo (Brian) Ji, Robert Andrew Jones</p><p>Srikar Venkata Kalvakolanu, Kaminsky, Clara Kang, Veronica Kapoor, Robert Keith Kartak, Kavi Katyal, Yaten Katyal, Anna Siobhan Kearns, Anna Margaret Kelly, Christopher , Bhumibhat Kerdsuwan, Usama Khalid, Courtney Christie Kim, Eugene Hyunwoo Kim, Gina Kim, Hee Lag Kim, Ja On Kim, Lindsey Yailin Kim, So Jung Kim, Sue Jin Kim, Yeieun (Grace) Kim, Jennifer Robin Kimberl, Steven Patrick Klima, Hyun Myung Ko, Okan Koc, Chun Beom Koh, Michelle Elizabeth , Nathan Joseph Kraisser, Michelle Kuan, Garrett Evan Kurtz, Se Yun Kwon</p><p>Jared Lee Lacey, Ryan Matthew Lafferty, Pok Doo Lai, Anshika Vidya Lal, Brandon , Ha-Neul Lee, Jae Won Lee, Jiyun Li, Mariana Lins De Matos Medeiros, Joseph Thomas Lisi, Alice Ziyue Liu, Chengwang Liu, Sierra Marie Longerbeam, Katya Cassandra Lopez, Weiyue Lu, Eleni Alexandra Lukaszczyk, Emily June Luking</p><p>Rachael Patricia Mady, Sharish Saeed Malik, Sidra Zia Malik, Sundiata Keita Mansell, Sam Saju Markose, Charles Raymond McClellan, Patrick Ryan McManus, Alexandra Madison McShane, Daniel Eliseo , Julian Eliseo Medina, Nicholas Lee Mercer, Emily Taylor Merkel, Ron Alexander Merkel, Mark Timothy Millhollon, Laura Kelly Mincey, Jacqueline Anne Minehart, Alissa Jeannine Mitchell, Nicole Lauren Mize, Alyssa Kaitlie Molina, Ji Y. Moon, Kanami Mori, Ammar Mushtaq, Lemella Annette Myles</p><p>James Anthony Nardei, Kerrie Leigh Neal, Harsha Kashiuiswanath Neerchal, Weronika Nepali, Dylan Scott Neuworth</p><p>Devin William O'Hanlon, Nicholas Clay Obrigewitch, Jin Ho Oh, Mary Christine Ortman, Nelle Hannah Ouellette</p><p>Sarah Rose Painter, Hayla Pakala, Tyler Hardy Palm, Jay Bhavin Patel, Pranay Vishrut Patel, Andrey Dimitriy Pavlov, Eric Jordan Payne, Stephanie Erin Pekala, Yuqing Peng, Christopher Boyd Peterson II, Grace Alexandra Peterson, Keonte Damon Potts, Bradley Parker Poulin, Trevor Martin Pozoulakis, Naomi Katharine Prechtl, Alexandra Louise Press, Sarah Jane Przybyla</p><p>Dhrisya K. Raman, Xin Ren, Robert Warren Richardson, Vincent Douglas Rider, Bethany Danielle Roberts, Sadie Joy Rockefeller, Ildiko Michelle Rogers, Dohyun Roh, Lauren Cook Rosenberg, Hannah Michelle Roth, Clarissa Jun-Ying Rous, Karon Gilbert Rouse-Hickman, Bidisha Roy</p><p>Sarallah David Salehi, Alison Michelle Santori, Austin Michael Savage, Amberlie Lynn Scheufele, Michael Benjamin Schwartz, Karly Anne Schwarz, Erik Alexander Schwarzenberg, Katelyn Nazaneen Seale, Tessa Samira Seale, Micah Reuven Segal, Selin Senveli, Siwon Seo, Himja V. Shah, Ali Pasha Shahegh, Bo Young Shim, Ho Seok Shin, Jae Chul Shin, YeWon Shin, Ian M. Shure, Sadjo Sidikou, Stephen Edward Sieron, Ryan Edward Simpkins, Mary Marcella Simpson, Taylor Madison Simpson, Singh, Linnea Siperko, Daivamani Venkatesh Sivasailam, Michael Flint Smith, Chandler Michael Snyder, Hee Seung Song, Jin Hyung Song, Michael William Stein, Aaron , Collin Austin Stone, Alexandra Lauren Stroud, Ryan Joseph Suess, Kavya Gnana Sundar, Reecha Suri, Jennifer Leigh Swiger, Adele Rosalie Switzer</p><p>Pingfan Tang, Sunnan Ahmed Tariq, David Patrick Tessier, Anna Elizabeth Thomas, Daniel William , Patrick Neill Thoreson, Margaret Anne Todorovich, Peter Daniel Traunfeld, Maryssa Anne-Marie Trent, Ann Nguyen Quy Truong, Benjamin Owen Tucker</p><p>Andrew Joseph Vall, Michael John Vallerie Jr., Ajith Varghese, Areian Parviz Vedadi, Elmer Saul Villatoro Amaya, Marie Elizabeth Visconage, Leila Von Blon, Valerie Teresa Vook, Dharav Mayankkumar Vyas</p><p>Matthew Vincent Walker, Rose Rhiannon Wallace, Megan Alyce Wallenhorst, Cheri Lee Wang, Derek Yi Wang, Julius Rufus Warren, Stephen McKay Watson, Anastasia Candida White-Torruellas, Caroline Claire Whittenberger, Hannah Catherine Wikner, Amy Nicole Williamson, Jae Whan Woo, Jiening Wu, Joseph John Wysocki</p><p>Zifan Xiao</p><p>William Wu Yang, Anton Matthew Yanker, Vyomahardath Yarlagadda, Dawit Mulugeta Yilma, Meskerm Mulugeta Yilma, Samuel Seung Hyuk Yim, Hye Seung Yoo, Yeji Yoon, Miles Martin Young, Isabel Yu</p><p>Laura Thompson Zabriskie, Devin Joseph Zahor, Patrick Nolan Zarek, Colleen Lynn Zentz, Jennifer Y. Zhang, Yuqun Zhang, Elizabeth Marie Zorn</p><p>All information in this section appears as provided by the schools indicated. Because of publication deadlines, in some instances students' names might have been provided prior to final review of requirements. Some students listed might not have completed all requirements to graduate.</p>?<p>Dulaney High School held its 2012 commencement on May 31 at the Towson Center at . The following are members of the Class of 2012:</p><p>Rami Abdulrahman Abou-Seif, Oluwamayowa Oluwabunmi Adetula, Chloe Radcliffe Adler, Nima Aghdami-Karkan, Amekka Emanuel Akudinobi, Nagella Yahya Ramadan Al-Balushi, Dana Kathleen Albornoz, Euji An, Jessica , Namratha Reddy Annapareddy, Nicholas Alexander Anthony, David Paul Appel, Devin Marie Arrington</p><p>Austen Connor Babcock, Edward Louis Bafford, Ryan Wayne Baldock, Prabhani Sulochana Bandara, Ernest John Baracco, Karina Rose Barbosa, Andreanna Jo Barone, Nicolas Barragan Pabon, Ashley Renee Barrett, Ryan Garrett Bartenfelder, Sumedh Basani, Jimar Bazemore, Katherine Elizabeth Beard, Chelsea Beverly Beasley, Danielle , Nicholas Mark Benhoff, Lauren Michel Bernstein, Bhoomika Bhatia, Shanna Bhola, McKenna Lynn Bolonda, Paul Vincent Louis Bonolis, Parmida Borhani, Amy Gayle Bowden, Joseph Merrill Bowers, Leah Nicole Brave, Lauren Michele Breidigam, Briana Mona&egrave; Broaddus, Erin Taylor Brock, Sean Patrick Brookhart, Dominique Caprice Lester Brooks, Sean Matthew Brower, Grace Mackenzie Brown, Sean Alexander Brown, Nicole Anne Bruneau, Christina Marie Buchanan, Emily Marie Buonsignore, Alexandra Christine Burleson</p> <p>Kristen Alexandra Cabrera, Alexandra Corey Calder, James Corey Calder, Desmond Donnell Campbell, Kayla Nadyne Campbell, Gabriel Campoverde, Michael Lyle Carpenter, Seamus McGuire Cashen, Ivy Amanda Caudle, Rebecca Anne Cavanaugh, Andrew Richard Centolella, Brandon David Chambers, William Chen, Devin Bryan Cherry, Kevin Ryan Cherry, Amanda Elizabeth Chesser, Elizabeth Sui-Tung Cheung, Nathan Dongill Cheung, Sylvia Ndirika Chigbo Jungbin Choi, Caroline Anne Christofferson, Kun-Ho James Chu, Jihae Chun, Christiana Marina Ciociola, Eladji Modou Cisse, Jeremiah Aaron Clements, Charaybian Champayne Coles, Grace Kenneth Collins, Andrew Joseph Compton, Christopher Steven Aaron Conway, Cydney Elizabeth Cook, Eleanor Rae Cook, Carus Lee Cookman, Cameron Joseph Cooper, Avery Brandon Corbin, Anjali Shauna Cornish, Klarenz Malabanan Cortez, Ethan Zachary Cote-Rumsey, Allison Rebecca Coulson, Natalie Rose Crawford, Hallie Madell Criste Michael Edward Cummings, Keirah Mona Curry</p> <br> <p>John Anthony Daniello, William Francis Darley, Lauren Nicole Daugherty, Alysha Danniel Davila, Caroline Westcott Davis, Rhianna Katherine Davis, Mary Hannah Elaine Cos De Leon, Sergio Andres Del Barco, Sarah Elizabeth Del Bene, Christian Bradley Del Bianco, Nicole Catherine Demetrides, Nicholas Panayotis Demetrios, Jean Demitri Abelle Denis, Jenna Lynn DePasquale, Danielle Erica Deros, Jacqueline Anne Devine, Gregory Digalbo, Daniela Theresa Di Giacomo, Nicholas Dallin DiNucci, Sheridan McLeary Doan, Brianna Leigh Donadio, Shannen Nicole Driscoll, Emily Rose Dufrane, Carleigh Marie Duncan, Heather Lynn Dundas, Kelly Parsons Dutton</p><p>Anice Marie Edwards, Youssef Mohamed Elalamy, Kevin Lamont Ellsworth, Juliann Barthel Elmer, Kaveh John Emdad, Rashad Jamal Epps, Tyler Rose Erickson, Tina Esnaashari, Katharine Diana Evans</p><p>Hiba Faridi, Caitlin Patricia Farrell, Nicole Marie Feglar, Samuel Bennett Fishman, Allyson Rae Fitzpatrick, Angelica Lyn Fleming, Jacob Zackri Fleming, Christopher James Flower, Wendell Elbert Foster, Alexandra Elizabeth Freas, Amanda Elizabeth Lynn Friedel</p><p>Diamond Anjanique Gaines, Emiley Marie Gallagher, Christopher Brandon Garrett, Lacie Gwendolyn Garrett, Kevin Thomas Gay, Chase Adam Geddis, Ben Uri Gelman, Maria Elizabeth German, Gibson, Andrew Gillen, Jazmin Simone Givens, Eboni Qiana Glenn, Sydney Michele Glenn, Daniel Stuart Golden, Xiomara Del Carmen Gonzalez Sisterra, Gwendolyn CeCelia Goodman, Abigail Marie Gorman, Simona Grozdanova Gospodinova, Hannah Leslie Grauel, Rebecca Ann Greene, Rahul Grover, Alyson Rose Grygiel, Zachary William Gude, Brittany Nicole Guillott, Taylor Ashley Guntner, Gino William Gussio, Michael Benjamin Gussio</p><p>Mackenzie Lynn Haass, Thomas Brien Haigley, Amanda Maude Hall, Millicent Grace Hambor, Sarah Ashley Hammond, Haewon Han, Christian Hurst Hanson, Michael Boyd Harman, Cole Aubrey Housten, Harris, Kevin Pickett Harris, Abbey Gilmore Harriss, Shuichiro Hayashi, Mckenzie Alton Hearn, Anastasia Renee Hedrick, Patrick Neil Heinecke, Marshay Henderson, Cara Melissa Henning, Keishia Nicole Hill, Nicholas Alexander Hogan, Yasmine Zhane Hopkins, Simin Hossain, Sherard Saidi Donyasha Houston, Andrew Thomas Huber, Amy Hung, Heather Ann Hurd, Samantha Leslie Hyde, Robert Jermaine Hylton</p><p>Daniel Royer Iachan, Amali Alicia Ifill-Knobloch, Micaela Renee Itter</p><p>Andre Dilshawn Jackson, Tyler Robert James, Jun Seong Jang, Miree Jang, Courtney Anne Jantzen, Douglas Da Jiang, Tarsha Kocina Johnson, Brandon DeSean Jones, Emily Catherine Jones, Jazmin JaCoya Jones, Nia Elyse Jones, Shard&aacute; Kashera Joyner</p><p>Kevin Daniel Kahn, Melissa Chloe Karayinopulos, Ammanuel Leiykun Kassahun, Oren Benjamin Katz, Elizabeth Ashley Kauffman, Fallon Eileen Keavney, Julia Aileen Kern, George Edward Kerr, Kristen Marie Kilburn, Bryan Dea Hee Kim, Han Kyul Kim, Ju Won Kim, Lisa Yery Kim, Min Kyun Kim, Peter Jun Kim, Yon Je Kim, Jennifer Ann Kinnear, Victoria Katherine Knapick, Tomohiro Michael Ko, Brent Austin Koenig, Vernon Lawrence Koger, Alyssa Mei Kornick, Megan Grace Kraus, Dana Margaret Kresslein, Sanil Kumar, Phyo Razar Kyaw</p><p>Katelyn Rose Lapenna, Briana Jordan Larrabee, Audrey Claire Lastner, Kayla Lynne Latshaw, Emily Maria Laubach, Samantha Anne Laubach, Shawn Christopher Laughinghouse, Eamilia Winn Laughton, Christopher Geun Lee, Diana Ives Lee, Josephine Ki Yeon Lee, Jung Hyub Lee, Jung Min Lee, Ethan Sanford Levy, Larissa Li, Vel Lian, Cheyenne Michelle Lide, Lei Lin, Roger Mark Lin, Alexandra Allyse Little, He Liu, Harrison Ross Lockhart, Derek Alexander LoGrande, Anea Michelle Lomax, Alexandra Lombardini, Jonathan Noel Lovo, Alexandra Lauren Lowry, Britney Kiara Lunn, Courtney Ellen Luzarraga, Fiona Zel Lyons</p><p>Kenneth Parsons MacDonald, Mary Caroline Quigg Mades, Gage Robert Magersupp, D'asia Ramone Magginson, Sara Mariam Mahmood, Huda Binte Majid, Nicole Elizabeth Malstrom, Sarah Catherine Mardiney, Nina Elizabeth Marks, Quinn McCabe Marvel, Tyler Mathew Marvel, Mohammad Marzooghian, Daycheara Diamond Matthews, Dewey McKinley Matthews, Jessica Ryan Mattson, Hunter Samuel Mazza, Allison Nicole McClelland, Margaret Carey McCormick, Madeleine Michele McDonald, Shannon Lynne McKew, Bridget Marie McManus, Erin Kathryn McNally, Alejandra Carolina Mejia, Allie Elizabeth Menzel, Chelcie Leigh Miller, Jonathan Joseph Miller, Nia Denise Miller, Keaton Mock Myers, Oneall Isaac Mogliazzi, Peter Dennis Guy Morey, Hannah Alexandra Mueller, Shoutik Mukherjee, Matthew Webster Murray, Madeline Celeste Muth</p><p>Adnan Haider Naqvi, Cooper Jack Burfield Nash, Ahmed Mohamed Nassar, Shannon Marie Newcomer, Stefany Sommer Nicholls, Michael William Nolan, Parker Alan Norwood, Virginia Rose Nuckols</p><p>Erin Delaney O'Brien, Oladele Temitope O jo, Christopher Warren Oler, Emily Kathryn Oliver, Clinton Omesa Ondieki, Glenisha Rene Owens</p><p>Jacob Ryan Pahl, Esther Park, Jenny , Samantha Marie Parker, Keval Patel, Morganne Christina Corin Payne, Malcolm Marcus Peacock, Cheng Peng, Angel Perez, Christopher Vaughn Phillips, Nicholas Michael Piampi, Corey James Polston, William Michael Porter, Holly Claire Potis, Shelia Shanice Potts, Matthew Shea Powderly, Aleysha Marie Powell, Zachary David Prugh, Douglas Achilles Puryear</p><p>Siyu Qian, Jessica Ofelia Quispe</p><p>Israel Ramirez, Faghia Telat Rana, Arjun Mahendra Rao, Simon-Pierre Rawlins, Logan August Reed, Shirley Marilyn Reyes, Jacob Alexander Reynolds, Kayla Serene Riley, William Alexander Rivas, Taylor Nicole Roberts, Nasi Robinson, Rayna Chavonne Robinson, Megan Katherine Robson, Chloe Emilie Rock, Marcellus James Rodgers, Ryan Scott Ronnenburg, Hannah Stine Rothschild, Michael David Roy, Tevin Shawdis Rucker, Stefan Hart Russell, Katlyn Elizabeth Russo</p><p>Jon Shelby Sachs, Colleen Ann Sack, Renee Danielle Sander, Lalitto Sanjibon Sarker, Jordan Delaney Sarnovsky, Samantha Aristan Sauter, Elizabeth Anne Schaeffler, Alex Michael Schech, Joshua Alan Lee Scheffsky, Joshua Philip Schindler, Jennifer Schmalzer, Jessica Mon&eacute; Scott, Jordan Amber Seibert, Sai Khun Merng Seng, Jade Alexandra Shapiro, Abigail Elora Sharpe, Leroy Derek Sharpe, Saif Bahu Sheikh, Vladislav Yuriyevich Shevchenko, Cynthia Ming Shi, Kathryn Macgill Shipley, Pavli Franz Shkurti, Jesse Edward Siegel, William Connor Simke, Lorrie Frances Sinibaldi, Kendrick J Smith, Russell Rueben Solt, You Lim Son, Russell Louis Souder, Mercedes Ann Stahl, Alexander Haviland Stansbury, Starling, Nikhil Stephen, Michelle Christine Stewart, Taylor Ashmore Still, Daniel Suh, Lulu Sun, Marc-Thomas Woodward Sundstrom</p><p>Andrew Tajfar, Jamie Elizabeth Tambor, Liangcheng Tao, Stephen Mark Tasselmyer, Lindsay Paige Taylor, Heidi L. Telles-Sorto, Samantha Marie Thibeault, Tearra Lindsay Thomas, Jeanine Anne Thommen, Destiny Linda Thompson, Weylan Rennolds Thompson, David M Tian, Luke Tomas Tignall, Megan Kotryna Tolson, Erin Michelle Tracey Natalie Jane Tsottles, Jonathan Adam Tucker, Kortney Patrice Tunstall, Kevin Thomas Turner</p><p>Raven Ona&eacute; Vaughn, Gaetano Raul Vinas, Cole Daniel Vogelberger, Ariana Kai Li Vong</p><p>Grace Ledyard Walker, Logan Matthew Walker, Natalie Nicole Walker, Summer Lee Wall, Akeem Charon Wallace, Caitlin Eileen Ying Walther, Alexander Thomas Walz, Lucy Li Wang, Summer Michele Wassel, Brendan Robert Watson, Melissa Hamersly Webster, Ryan Patrick Weinberger, Wesley Alan Weitzel, Shaquille Malik Welch, Jillian Paige Wengler, Madison Paige Whalen, White, Kevin Richard White, Tyrese Tr&eacute;von Williams, Samantha Lee Wills, Kenneth Diquan Wilson, Kristen Emily Wolfe, Andrew Arthur Woodard, Lillian Taylor Woodward, David Chen Wu, Abigail Wunderlich</p><p>Yujia Xie</p><p>Brandon Michael Yeung, Natalie Kei Yoshioka, Erik Joseph Yuill</p><p>Ellis John Zapas, Bahareh Zareei, Amna Zehra, Lareb Zehra and Alexandra Nicole Zera</p><p>All information in this section appears as provided by the schools indicated. Because of publication deadlines, in some instances students' names might have been provided prior to final review of requirements. Some students listed might not have completed all requirements to graduate.</p>?<p>The fifth annual Whipps Daffodil Day takes place March 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 's only public historic garden-park at 3651 St. John's Lane. Sponsored by the nonprofit group The Friends of Whipps Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, the event will feature horticultural presentations by Master Gardeners in the Park's Woodland Theatre, a native plant raffle and a potted daffodils, hyacinths and tulips sale. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.</p><p>According to Aleta Gravelle, The Friends of Whipps Cemetery and Memorial Gardens director, the one-acre site garden-park began as a family burial ground in 1855 for the Whipps family &mdash; early settlers of the Howard County whose family were farmers and merchants.</p><p>No longer an active cemetery &mdash; the last burial was in 1915 &mdash; the park is today maintained by the Howard County's Master Gardeners and is open to the public daily. Proceeds from the potted plant sale will help to keep up the park that is solely reliant on volunteers and donations to operate.</p> <p>For more information, call Gravelle at 410-274-7795 or email her at .</p> <br> <p>Centennial High School Band Backers invites the community to attend their Bingo Night March 30 from 7to 9:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. It's a great night of family fun that costs only $8 which includes bingo, a slice of pizza and a drink. Proceeds support the high school band programs.</p><p>Three James Madison University students from Ellicott City &mdash; Jami Limon, Lauren Tessier and James Caffes &mdash; have just returned from the University's Alternative , a program that sends student teams to locations in the United States and abroad to experience different cultures and to perform needed community service.</p><p>According to the school, Jami traveled to Phoenix, Ariz., to participate in The Lost Boys of Sudan, a class-based trip focusing on refuges and genocide. While Lauren immersed herself in Louisville, Ky., culture by participating in the Refugee Resettlement trip and mentored young refugees on their school campus.</p><p>James, an Ellicott City resident, traveled to Natchez, Miss., to volunteer at the Sunshine Children's Center, a safe haven for abused and neglected children recently taken into protective custody.</p><p>For more information on James Madison University's Alternative Break Program go to info.jmu.edu/csl/abp/index.php.</p><p>Congratulations to the following Centennial Lane Elementary School Concert Band students for being accepted into the Howard County Gifted and Talented Elementary Band and the Howard County Elementary Honors Band:</p><p>GT Band &mdash; Carolyn Frommer (flute), Valerie Hsieh and Fjiordia Akhtar (clarinets), Thomas Arbaugh (alto saxophone), Robert Gao (bassoon), Eric Ko and Jordan Carton (trumpets), Noah Katz (French horn), Robert Silverstein and Nikhil Santhanam (trombones), David Riina (euphonium), Alexander Wu and Alang Wang (tubas);</p><p>Honors Band &mdash; Malika Shah (percussion).</p><p>The Howard County Arts Council's 15th annual Celebration of the Arts Gala will be held Saturday, March 24 at 's Visual and Performing Arts Center. The Gala will begin with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring a silent auction of local artists, culinary delights from area restaurants and caterers, and a variety of live performances. At 8 p.m., guests will be treated to a presentation that includes the Rising Star Competition and the 2011 Howie Awards.</p><p>There are two ticket categories to choose from &mdash; $100 tickets include the reception, silent auction and reserved seats in the Smith Theatre; $50 tickets include the reception, silent auction and general seating in the Studio Theatre for the simulcast. To purchase tickets, go to the Council's website at or by phone at 410-313-ARTS (2787) or visit their offices at 8510 High Ridge Road.</p><p>Howard County Drug Free is sponsoring "Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City," Wednesday, March 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Mt. Hebron High School auditorium. Guest speaker Howard Caplan, Ocean City Police Officer, will offer advice about keeping your child safe during this annual teen beach trip. Parents are encouraged to bring their high school seniors to the program. The event is co-hosted by the Mt. Hebron School PTSA.</p>?As the fashion industry looks for an alternate universe -- one that has consumers flocking to stores -- it seems intrigued by the ideas of exploration and space.<br><br> The designer collections and all the trickle-down clothes that come after them are heavy on a tough look, with strong , stiff fabrics and tarnished metallic details. Sculpted, monochromatic outfits of black, gray and copper provide the night-sky backdrop to the flashes of neon that are the equivalent of shooting stars.<br><br> There were even a few Stormtrooper helmets on the runways for fall collections. Clearly, the intention was to send a focused, futuristic warrior to do battle with the economy.<br><br> "This isn't the naive kind of '60s futuristic stuff you might think of," said Susan Cernek, senior fashion editor of Glamour.com. "This is more robotic. It's tougher. It's an android crossed with a biker."<br><br> Francisco Costa, creative director for Calvin Klein's womenswear collection, prefers to call the vibe "modernist," but he says he sees the space-age connection. "The house gives a sense of strength from structure, and that is actually nature-driven, and space is definitely a part of nature."<br><br> For the fall collection, Costa used an asymmetrical crescent hemline to soften aggressive laser cuts, and he played with fashion's equivalent of puzzle pieces that had the effect of mimicking the plates of Earth.<br><br> Cernek noted a toggling between the vast galaxy and the core of this planet as inspiration in many collections. They're opposite in some ways, she says, but similar in others: "We're looking for the light at the end of the tunnel."<br><br> The notion of exploration started a few seasons ago when designers found themselves interested in adventure travel, and fashioned that into garments made of indigenous fabrics from Asia and African kangas, says Jamie Thomas, women's editor for trend analysis firm StyleSight. Space just pushes that a little farther, she says.<br><br> "We're looking for a fresh start. Spending patterns have changed with the economy and this is a fresh start of an uncharted territory," Thomas says.<br><br> And retailers do need to turn the page: A monthly compilation of more than 50 retailers' results by The International Council of Shopping Centers and indicated same-store sales fell 5.0 percent last month compared to a year ago.<br><br> Pop culture fans those flames with the countless tributes this year to the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's moonwalk, and the alien flick is tops at the box office.<br><br> Technology also has caught up with some of the vision. Italo Zucchelli, the menswear designer at Calvin Klein, says that much of the modernity of his fall collection came from a new stiff, repellent fabric that bonded foam with traditional textiles. It probably wasn't possible to do five years ago, and, even if it was, it wouldn't have been right for the times, he says.<br><br> "We're at a point in the collective mindset -- for men, women -- all human beings -- that we're moving on, that we're at the beginning of a new era in fashion, health, spirituality -- everything," Zucchelli says.<br><br> For Los Angeles-based designer Rory Beca, space represents practically a rainbow of colors. Lately, she has been interested in the work of artist Jacques Monory, who incorporates galactic hues into his work. "I have always been infatuated with space, even as a kid, because it is beyond anything we really know and understand," Beca says.<br><br> That's not to say fashion's future can't borrow from the past. Designer Rachel Roy infused her sleek collection with hints of the 1940s -- a time that she says represents "a world where women were making their own decisions and being independent."<br><br> Still, the clothes she presented at Fashion Week -- such as a gray flannel coat with a stiff collar and a black bustier dress adorned with a necklace made of square-cut mirrors -- had some space-age trimmings. And, yes, she acknowledges with a giggle, the shoulder pads are a little " Star Trek."<br><br> Don't laugh too hard. Some fashion insiders say the exaggerated shoulder will be among the most wearable trends of the season.<br><br> A bold shoulder, with or without actual shoulder pads, is a distinctive silhouette that whittles the waist and balances the hips, explains Cernek. "It's very stable."<br><br> Cernek said her readers also loved a slightly robotic Rodarte frock that wore for a red carpet appearance.<br><br> Other wearable interpretations of the galactic look are the liquidlike metallic leggings shown by BCBG Max Azria and Alexander Wang's crystal-studded leggings. "This becomes an easy way to tap into a trend without revamping your entire wardrobe and without putting on a helmet," Cernek says.<br><br> StyleSight's Thomas, though, wouldn't be surprised if some fashion-forward types snapped up 's helmets that had attachments and matching fingerless gloves with a spot for a phone. It would give them something to wear on their Vespas.<br><br> "He really thought about how this trend will translate into real life," she says.<br><br> Moderation is Cernek's mantra here. "You don't want tinfoil from head to toe."<br><br> Calvin Klein's Costa says he's already looking farther into the future, not just at the next big trend but also at the relevancy of today's fashion for the next generations. "Children are going to experience things we can't imagine. The clothes we're offering is a little bit of that dream."?<p>A lot has been made of organic cotton and other eco-friendly fabrics made from Tencel, hemp and bamboo as fashion rides the mega-trend of environmentalism. But recycled clothes purchased at thrift and consignment stores, as well as upcycled items reworked from out-of-date castoffs, may be an even greener choice. Almost half of the climate impact of clothing occurs before it reaches consumers.</p><p>It was this idea I embraced when I hired a wardrobe consultant for a desperately needed eco fashion makeover.</p><p>For years, I spent most mornings dreading getting dressed. My closet was stuffed, yet I found myself pulling the same five outfits every week, most of which looked exactly as I felt: dumpy. I'm not one of these women who intrinsically understands how to put together an outfit. In fact, since becoming a mother, one of the biggest factors in my wardrobe selection has involved the answer to this question: Is it clean?</p> <p>I was so far down the rabbit hole of middle-aged frump that I needed a fashion overhaul, so, with on my mind, I called Meg Gallagher, a personal stylist who, in 2009, started a bicoastal fashion consulting business and runs a blog called Madison to Melrose.</p><p>I heard about Gallagher from a friend of a friend who'd dropped $1,000 and had a transformative experience. I was hoping for similar results at about the same price point. I just wanted to do it in a way that was less wasteful than buying clothes new since manufacturing is so resource-intensive.</p><p>Gallagher, 40, is a fashion industry veteran who worked as a design director for a New York knitwear company for several years before moving to the L.A. area. Part of a growing legion of personal stylists, Gallagher does not specialize in eco fashion, though she does have some clients who prefer vintage. She thought my idea was "a super fun challenge," she said, and took it on because, at 5 feet 8 and 135 pounds, I'm an "easy fit."</p><p>A few days after an email exchange and a phone call, she was standing in my living room in a fetching peplum jacket, white skinny jeans and strappy black stilettos &mdash; a notepad in one hand and an empty clothing rack in the other &mdash; ready to take notes about my coloring, body type, color preferences, personality and lifestyle before tackling my closet for a thorough edit.</p><p>"For most people, the biggest frustration is that their closet doesn't represent their lifestyle," said Gallagher, who noted an abundance of jackets and an absence of pants, skirts, dresses and feminine shoes in a wardrobe that was a mishmash of motorcycling and mothering. For two hours I tried everything on while she assessed the condition and workability of each piece, created a pile of giveaways and came up with a shopping list.</p><p>The shopping list is critical, Gallagher said. Most people buy clothes impulsively: "They keep buying and buying and they wind up with all these clothes they don't know how to put together."</p><p>Part of my makeover goal was to dress with more femininity while maintaining some edge. Gallagher suggested several types of shoes to complement my half-dozen pairs of motorcycle boots and a few skirts that could sub in for the denim I wear almost daily.</p><p>My appearance already shouted it loud and clear &mdash; I've been thrifting most of my clothes for a couple of years now, my usual go-tos being Trading Co. and my local Goodwill. But Gallagher had some additional ideas that incorporated the many fashion-forward thrift and consignment shops that have opened in L.A. recently, including Ampersand on Larchmont and Buttons and Bows downtown, along with the better-known, curated-thrift venues Wasteland and Crossroads, both with branches on Melrose Avenue.</p><p>Thrift often takes longer to shop than first-run because everything is one of a kind, so for our first shopping excursion, Gallagher went to Wasteland 90 minutes ahead of me to pull items. The next two hours included the usual series of dressing room hits and misses. In the end I walked out with nine items totaling $411, including a pair of black skinny jeans, a lace-trimmed Ella Moss sweater, a pair of fringe-y flats and two feminine leather jackets &mdash; all of them in excellent condition. We picked up a pair of Camilla Skovgaard slip-on heels across the street for $71 more.</p><p>Still, I was missing certain things, according to the shopping list Gallagher had created, including some neutral sandals and a taupe handbag. Because I don't trust my eye and was so pleased with what Gallagher was able to find, I hired her for a second round of shopping, which she bills at $75 per hour. (The cost for my first four hours was $300.) We hit up Reformation on Melrose, which deconstructs and reworks used clothes and over-runs of textiles into chic pieces such as leather shorts and slouchy sweaters. I purchased two drapey tank tops made from fabric overruns for $75 apiece from the shop I consider my new favorite.</p><p>Finally, we were off to Ampersand, where I made my biggest splurges, including two pairs of heels, a Chlo&eacute; handbag and an leather vest that represented, to me at least, a shift in my thinking toward quality and longevity rather than easy and cheap.</p><p>I ended up giving 57 clothing items, or about two-thirds of what was in my closet (most of which I didn't wear anyway) to my local Goodwill. I spent $710 purchasing six tops, four pairs of shoes, three leather jackets, two fabric jackets, two sweaters, one skirt and one dress, which are now in heavy rotation. I spent an additional $1,240 on two of the most expensive clothing items I've ever purchased in my life &mdash; the designer handbag and leather vest &mdash; and $40 more on a pair of white skinny jeans from Zara since I couldn't find them used.</p><p>In total, Gallagher's services cost me $875, including the last hour she spent with me at my house, assembling 30 outfits from the items she'd found for me, so I'd understand how to put them together, and taking pictures of them so I could use them for future reference. Gallagher warned that I might be tempted to go back to my old ways of doing things and counseled me to resist that temptation and "own" my new look.</p><p>I spent far more than I anticipated, but I justify it as "pent-up demand." I'm feeling a lot more attractive and confident than I have in years. And it's enormously satisfying to accomplish so much in a way that didn't compromise my environmental values. As a whole, that's priceless.</p><p></p>?<p>In Baltimore, the best way to capture the vibe spotted at is with a quick trip to a department store or high-end boutique. Both are generally stocked with a slew of garments from designers whose creations regularly appear on the runway and in the glossy magazines.</p><p>This week, expect to see plenty of bold colors, feminine details such as playful necklines, and lighter pieces that are perfect for the warmer months as the annual fashion extravaganza, which runs through Thursday in , showcases designers' spring 2012 collections. You can see live streams of some of the designers' work on the Fashion Week website (mbfashionweek.com), and if you like their aesthetic, head to these local boutiques and major department stores for their current offerings.</p><p> (showcasing and live streaming Sept. 9): The inspiration for the Australian designer's line is "contemporary, fresh, and ethereal," she says. "The collection emphasizes cut and color with unexpected cutouts in silhouettes. Shades of oyster are highlighted by bold citrus colors of lemon, lime and tangerine. Cropped slouchy embellished sweaters, long skirts and voluminous outerwear in technical fabrics add edge while apron-back dresses mixed with bone-colored snake leather bibs inject a pared-down cool attitude which sets the tone for the Spring 2012 collection."</p> <p>Find Rebecca Taylor at Urban Chic, 801 Aliceanna St. (410-685-1601) and at Essentials by Panache, 10751 Falls Road No. 103, Lutherville (410-321-5818). Rebecca Taylor is also sold at , Saks Fifth Avenue and .</p><p> (showcasing and live streaming Sept. 9): With , and Gabrielle Union regularly rocking her looks, Nicole Miller is a favorite of the famous and fashion critics. Miller's designs are available at Green Spring Station's Essentials by Panache, which has one of the largest collections of Miller's designs in the state. Cupcake in also has a number of pieces, including a killer stretch metallic taffeta cocktail dress for $430. "Her dresses are flattering on people's bodies," says Cupcake owner Lisa Schatz. "She knows how to cut a dress so that it looks good on your body." (Cupcake also carries , Yoana Baraschi and Black Halo; all are New York Fashion Week regulars.)</p><p>Find Nicole Miller at Essentials by Panache, 10751 Falls Road, No. 103, Lutherville (410-321-5818) and Cupcake, 813 S. Broadway (410-522-0941). You can also find Nicole Miller at Nordstrom.</p><p> (showcasing Sept. 10): After a successful showing in the spring, "Project Runway" wunderkind Christian Siriano will be showcasing a collection of shoes and handbags for Payless ShoeSource during Fashion Week. (His couture, however, is not sold in his home state of Maryland.) In addition to his collaboration with Payless, he has projects with and and showcases his work on his website, christianvsiriano.com. For local customers, Siriano will present his spring 2012 collection Oct. 21 at Pink Rocks The Runway, a Washington charity fashion show that benefits research. (Find out more at pinkjams.org.)</p><p> (showcasing and live streaming Sept. 11): Tracy Reese says her collection is inspired by a land of pure delight. "A feminine yet relaxed mood is achieved through the juxtaposition of romance and sport, comfort and flattery," Reese says. "Subtle hues of khaki and blush mixed with pastel shades of waterfall, misty blue and aqua tears gradually intensify to deep saturated tones and neon brights, making a bold splash for the transition into summer. A drapey culotte jumpsuit in waterfall, complemented with drawstring waist and seductive neckline details, pairs with a lemon zest hat and printed platform sandals to embody the relaxed mood of the season."</p><p>Find Tracy Reese at Jones &amp; Jones, 84 Village Square in the Village of Cross Keys (410-532-9645) and at Nordstrom.</p><p> (showcasing and live streaming Sept 13): From high-end wedding dresses to her fashion and home collection at , Wang offers fashions in a variety of prices. Check out Saks Jandel in Chevy Chase for Vera Wang Ready to Wear and Vera Wang Bridal. White by Vera Wang is being sold at David's Bridal locations throughout the country.</p><p>Find Vera Wang Ready to Wear and Vera Wang Bridal at Saks Jandel, 5510 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. Call 301-652-2250. Find Simply Vera Vera Wang at Kohl's and kohls.com. Find White by Vera Wang at David's Bridal.</p><p>Tibi (showcasing and live streaming Sept. 13): Designer Amy Smilovic has made Tibi one of America's premiere contemporary fashion lines. Celebs such as Shenae Grimes, and give the brand star power. "It's a very strong line," says Nancy Lattmann, owner of L'Apparenza. "The fit is excellent. You can go from daytime to evening. I also love Tibi coats."</p><p>Find Tibi at L'Apparenza, 6080 Falls Road (410-372-0350), Essentials by Panache, 10751 Falls Road, No. 103, Lutherville (410-321-5818), Urban Chic, 8180 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton (301-490-9952) and Horse Boutique, 158 Main St., (410-626-9726).</p><p> (showcasing and live streaming Sept. 13): , and are all loyal wearers of Tory Burch. "She has such a following," says Lattmann. "It's almost like a cult-like following. People love to be seen in Tory Burch. I really like her fit, and she's classic."</p><p>Find Tory Burch at L'Apparenza, 6080 Falls Road (410-372-0350), Tory Burch shoes at Sassanova, 805 Aliceanna St. (410-244-1114). Also at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.</p><p> (showcasing Sept. 14): In addition to Micahel Kors' store in the Luxury Wing of Towson Town Mall, designs from the "Project Runway" judge can be found at a variety of stores, including TJ Maxx, Macy's, the Queenstown Premium Outlets and Couture Closet in . (Couture Closet also features , and .)</p><p>Find Michael Kors in the Luxury Wing of Towson Town Mall, and at Couture Closet, 1003 Light St. Call 410-528-2999 or go to coutureclosetshop.com</p><p> (showcasing and live streaming Sept. 14): Michelle Smith, designer and creative director of Milly, says her collection is "modern and geometric in cut and print, softened by earthy materials like wood and tortoise resin." She adds: "Colors are vibrant and exciting- vermilion, tangerine, jade and azure are grounded by chocolate brown and indigo."</p><p>Find Milly at Jones &amp; Jones, 84 Village Square in the Village of Cross Keys (410-532-9645) and at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.</p><p>Department stores will offer the largest offering of household-name designers and labels.</p><p>Nordstrom has one of the most extensive collection of popular designers, with shoes from Tory Burch, Vera Wang and ; handbags from (showcasing Sept. 11) and (showcasing and live streaming Sept 12); and garments by Tracy Reese, , (showcasing and live streaming Sept. 11), , BCBGMAXAZRIA, , Rebecca Taylor, , Calvin Klein, Monique Lhuillier (showcasing and live streaming Sept. 10), Tadashi Shoji (showcasing and live streaming Sept. 8), Nicole Miller, (showcasing and live streaming Sept. 11) and Michael Kors.</p><p>Macy's carries (showcasing and live streaming Sept. 10), Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Lauren by (showcasing Sept. 15), (showcasing and live streaming Sept. 11), BCBGMAXAZRIA (showcasing Sept. 8) and . launched a limited edition women's line "Impulse" for Macy's, which launched Aug. 31 at 235 Macy's stores nationwide and at macys.com.</p><p>Kohl's offers the Simply Vera Vera Wang line, and TJ Maxx regularly carries items from DKNY, Michael Kors and BCBGMAXAZRIA.</p><p>Ruth Shaw Inc., one of the area's premier women's boutiques, also features a number of top designers: Narcisco Rodriguez (showcasing and live streaming Sept. 13), DKNY, , , Jason Wu, Rag and Bone, , and Philip Lim.</p><p></p>?GENERAL FIELD<br><br>Record of the Year<br><br>"Rolling In The Deep" - Adele<br>"Holocene" - Bon Iver<br>"Grenade" - Bruno Mars<br>"The Cave" - Mumford & Sons<br>"Firework" - Katy Perry<br><br>Album of the Year<br><br>"21" - Adele<br>"Wasting Light" - Foo Fighters<br>"Born This Way" - Lady Gaga<br>"Doo-Wops &amp; Hooligans" - Bruno Mars<br>"Loud" - Rihanna<br><br>Song of the Year<br><br>"All Of The Lights" - Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter &amp; Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi &amp; Fergie)<br>"The Cave" - Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford &amp; Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford &amp; Sons)<br>"Grenade" - Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars &amp; Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)<br>"Holocene" - Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)<br>"Rolling In The Deep" - Adele Adkins &amp; Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)<br><br>Best New Artist<br><br>The Band Perry<br>Bon Iver<br>J. Cole<br>Nicki Minaj<br>Skrillex<br><br>POP FIELD<br><br>Best Pop Solo Performance<br><br>"Someone Like You" - Adele<br>"You And I" - Lady Gaga<br>"Grenade" - Bruno Bars<br>"Firework" - Katy Perry<br>"... Perfect" - Pink<br><br>Best Pop Duo/Group Performance<br><br>"Body And Soul" - Tony Bennett &amp; Amy Winehouse<br>"Dearest" - The Black Keys<br>"Paradise" - Coldplay<br>"Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster the People<br>"Moves Like Jagger" - Maroon 5 &amp; Christina Aguilera<br><br>Best Pop Instrumental Album<br><br>"Wish Upon A Star" - Jenny Oaks Baker<br>"E Kahe Malie" - Daniel Ho<br>"The Road From Memphis" - Booker T. Jones<br>"Hello Tomorrow" - Dave Koz<br>"Setzer Goes Instru-Mental!" - Brian Setzer<br><br>Best Pop Vocal Album<br><br>"21" - Adele<br>"The Lady Killer" - Cee Lo Green<br>"Born This Way" - Lady Gaga<br>"Doo-Wops &amp; Hooligans" - Bruno Mars<br>"Loud" - Rihanna<br><br>DANCE/ELECTRONICA FIELD<br><br>Best Dance Recording<br><br>"Raise Your Weapon" - Deadmau5 &amp; Greta Svabo Bech<br>"Barbra Streisand" - Duck Sauce<br>"Sunshine" - David Guetta &amp; Avicii<br>"Call Your Girlfriend" - Robyn<br>"Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites" - Skrillex<br>"Save The World" - Swedish House Mafia<br><br>Best Dance/Electronica Album<br><br>"Zonoscope" - Cut/Copy<br>"4x4=12" - Deadmau5<br>"Nothing But The Beat" - David Guetta<br>"Body Talk, Pt. 3" - Robyn<br>"Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites" - Skrillex<br><br>TRADITIONAL POP FIELD<br><br>Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album<br><br>"Duets II" - Tony Bennett &amp; Various Artists<br>"The Gift" - Susan Boyle<br>"In Concert On Broadway" - Harry Connick Jr.<br>"Music Is Better Than Words" - Seth MacFarlane<br>"What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman" - Barbra Streisand<br><br>ROCK FIELD<br><br>Best Rock Performance<br><br>"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" - Coldplay<br>"Down By The Water" - The Decemberists<br>"Walk" - Foo Fighters<br>"The Cave" - Mumford &amp; Sons<br>"Lotus Flower" - Radiohead<br><br>Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance<br>"On The Backs Of Angels" - Dream Theater<br>"White Limo" - Foo Fighters<br>"Curl Of The Burl" - Mastodon<br>"Public Enemy No. 1" - Megadeth<br>"Blood In My Eyes" - Sum 41<br><br>Best Rock Song<br><br>"The Cave" - Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford &amp; Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford &amp; Sons)<br>"Down By The Water" - Colin Meloy, songwriter (The Decemberists)<br>"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" - Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion &amp; Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)<br>"Lotus Flower" - Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway &amp; Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)<br>"Walk" - Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)<br>Best Rock Album<br><br>"Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul" - Jeff Beck<br>"Wasting Light" - Foo Fighters<br>"Come Around Sundown" - Kings of Leon<br>"I'm With You" - Red Hot Chili Peppers<br>"The Whole Love" - Wilco<br><br>ALTERNATIVE FIELD<br><br>Best Alternative Music Album<br><br>"Bon Iver" - Bon Iver<br>"Codes And Keys" - Death Cab For Cutie<br>"Torches" - Foster The People<br>"Circuital" - My Morning Jacket<br>"The King of Limbs" - Radiohead<br><br>R&amp;B FIELD<br><br>Best R&amp;B Performance<br><br>"Far Away" - Marsha Ambrosius<br>"Pieces Of Me" - Ledisi<br>"Not My Daddy" - Kelly Price &amp; Stokley<br>"Is This Love" - Corinne Bailey Rae<br>"You Are" - Charlie Wilson<br><br>Best Traditional R&amp;B Performance<br><br>"Sometimes I Cry" - Eric Benet<br>"Fool For You" - Cee Lo Green &amp; Melanie Fiona<br>"Radio Message" - R. Kelly<br>"Good Man" - Raphael Saadiq<br>"Surrender" - Betty Wright &amp; The Roots<br><br>Best R&amp;B Song<br><br>"Far Away" - Marsha Ambrosius, Sterling Simms &amp; Justin Smith, songwriters (Marsha Ambrosius)<br>"Fool For You" - Cee Lo Green &amp; Jack Splash, songwriters (Cee Lo Green &amp; Melanie Fiona)<br>"Not My Daddy" - Kelly Price, songwriter (Kelly Price &amp; Stokley)<br>"Pieces Of Me" - Charles Harmon, Claude Kelly &amp; Ledisi Young, songwriters (Ledisi)<br>"You Are" - Dennis Bettis, Carl M. Days, Jr., Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson &amp; Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)<br><br>Best R&amp;B Album<br>"F.A.M.E." - Chris Brown<br>"Second Chance" - El DeBarge<br>"Love Letter" - R. Kelly<br>"Pieces Of Me" - Ledisi<br>"Kelly" - Kelly Price<br><br>RAP FIELD<br><br>Best Rap Performance<br><br>"Look At Me Now" - Chris Brown, Lil Wayne &amp; Busta Rhymes<br>"Otis" - Jay-Z &amp; Kanye West<br>"The Show Goes On" - Lupe Fiasco<br>"Moment 4 Life" - Nicki Minaj &amp; Drake<br>"Black And Yellow" - Wiz Khalifa<br><br>Best Rap/Sung Collaboration<br><br>"Party" - Beyonce & Andre 3000<br>"I'm On One" - DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross &amp; Lil Wayne<br>"I Need A Doctor" - Dr. Dre, Eminem &amp; Skylar Grey<br>"What's My Name?" - Rihanna &amp; Drake<br>"Motivation" - Kelly Rowland &amp; Lil Wayne<br>"All Of The Lights" - Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi &amp; Fergie<br><br>Best Rap Song<br><br>"All Of The Lights" - Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter &amp; Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi &amp; Fergie)<br>"Black And Yellow" - Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen &amp; Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa)<br>"I Need A Doctor" - Andre Young, Marshall Mathers III, Alexander Grant &amp; Skylar Grey, songwriters (Dr. Dre, Eminem &amp; Skylar Grey)<br>"Look At Me Now" - Jean Baptiste, Chris Brown, Ryan Buendia, Trevor Smith, Dwayne Carter, Jr. &amp; Wesley Pentz, songwriters (Chris Brown, Lil Wayne &amp; Busta Rhymes)<br>"Otis" - Shawn Carter &amp; Kanye West, songwriters (James Brown, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Roy Hammond, J. Roach, Kirk Robinson &amp; Harry Woods, songwriters) (Jay-Z &amp; Kanye West)<br>"The Show Goes On" - Dustin William Brower, Jonathon Keith Brown, Daniel Johnson, Kane &amp; Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriters (Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci &amp; Eric Judy, songwriters) (Lupe Fiasco) <br><br>Best Rap Album<br>"Watch The Throne" - Jay-Z &amp; Kanye West<br>"Tha Carter IV" - Lil Wayne<br>"Lasers" - Lupe Fiasco<br>"Pink Friday" - Nicki Minaj<br>"My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" - Kanye West<br><br>COUNTRY FIELD<br><br>Best Country Solo Performance<br><br>"Dirt Road Anthem" - Jason Aldean<br>"I'm Gonna Love You Through It" - Martina McBride<br>"Honey Bee" - Blake Shelton<br>"Mean" - Taylor Swift<br>"Mama's Song" - Carrie Underwood<br><br>Best Country Duo/Group Performance<br><br>"Don't You Wanna Stay" - Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson<br>"You And Tequila" - Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter<br>"Barton Hollow" - The Civil Wars<br>"Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" - Thompson Square<br><br>Best Country Song<br><br>"Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" - Jim Collins &amp; David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)<br>"God Gave Me You" - Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)<br>"Just Fishin'" - Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell &amp; Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)<br>"Mean" - Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)<br>"Threaten Me With Heaven" - Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley &amp; Dillon O'Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)<br>"You And Tequila" - Matraca Berg &amp; Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)<br><br>Best Country Album<br>"My Kinda Party" - Jason Aldean<br>"Chief" - Eric Church<br>"Own The Night" - Lady Antebellum<br>"Red River Blue" - Blake Shelton<br>"Here For A Good Time" - George Strait<br>"Speak Now" - Taylor Swift<br><br>NEW AGE FIELD<br><br>Best New Age Album<br><br>"Northern Seas" - Al Conti<br>"Gaia" - Michael Brant DeMaria<br>"Wind, Rock, Sea &amp; Flame" - Peter Kater<br>"What's It All About" - Pat Metheny<br>"Instrumental Oasis, Vol. 6" - Zamora<br><br>JAZZ FIELD<br><br>Best Improvised Jazz Solo<br><br>"All Or Nothing At All" - Randy Brecker, soloist<br>"You Are My Sunshine" - Ron Carter, soloist<br>"500 Miles High" - Chick Corea, soloist<br>"Work" - Fred Hersch, soloist<br>"Sonnymoon For Two" - Sonny Rollins, soloist<br><br>Best Jazz Vocal Album<br><br>"'Round Midnight" - Karrin Allyson<br>"The Mosaic Project" - Terry Lyne Carrington &amp; Various Artists<br>"The Gate" - Kurt Elling<br>"American Road" - Tierney Sutton (Band)<br>"The Music of Randy Newman" - Roseanna Vitro<br><br>Best Jazz Instrumental Album<br><br>"Bond: The Paris Sessions" - Gerald Clayton<br>"Forever" - Corea, Clarke &amp; White<br>"Alone At The Vanguard" - Fred Hersch<br>"Bird Songs" - Joe Lovano/Us Five<br>"Road Shows Vol. 2" - Sonny Rollins<br>"Timeline" - Yellowjackets<br><br>Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album<br><br>"The Jazz Ballad Song Book" - Randy Brecker With DR Big Band<br>"The Good Feeling" - Christian McBride Big Band<br>"40 Acres And A Burro" - Arturo O'Farrill &amp; The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra<br>"Legacy" - Gerald Wilson Orchestra<br>"Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook" - Miguel Zenon<br><br>GOSPEL FIELD<br><br>Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance<br><br>"Do Everything" - Steven Curtis Chapman<br>"Alive (Mary Magdalene)" - Natalie Grant<br>"Your Love" - Brandon Heath<br>"Jesus" - Le'Andria Johnson<br>"I Lift My Hands" - Chris Tomlin<br><br>Best Gospel Song<br>"Hello Fear" - Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)<br>"Sitting With Me" - Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Gerald Haddon &amp; Tammi Haddon, songwriters (Mary Mary)<br>"Spiritual" - Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Donald Lawrence &amp; Co. Featuring Blanche McAllister-Dykes)<br>"Trust Me" - Richard Smallwood, songwriter (Richard Smallwood &amp; Vision)<br>"Window" - Canton Jones, songwriter (Canton Jones)<br><br>Best Contemporary Christian Music Song<br>"Blessings" - Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story)<br>"Hold Me" - Jamie Grace Harper, Toby McKeehan &amp; Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Jamie Grace Featuring Tobymac)<br>"I Lift My Hands" - Louie Giglio, Matt Maher &amp; Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)<br>"Strong Enough" - Matthew West, songwriter (Matthew West)<br>"Your Love" - Brandon Heath &amp; Jason Ingram, songwriters (Brandon Heath)<br><br>Best Gospel Album<br><br>"The Love Album" - Kim Burrell<br>"The Journey" - Andrae Crouch<br>"Hello Fear" - Kirk Franklin<br>"Something Big" - Mary Mary<br>"Angel &amp; Chanelle Deluxe Edition" - Trin-I-Tee 5:7<br><br>Best Contemporary Christian Music Album<br><br>"Ghosts Upon The Earth" - Gungor<br>"Leaving Eden" - Brandon Heath<br>"The Great Awakening" - Leeland<br>"What If We Were Real" - Mandisa<br>"Black &amp; White" - Royal Tailor<br>"And If Our God Is For Us..." - Chris Tomlin<br><br>LATIN FIELD<br><br>Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album<br><br>"Entren Los Que Quieran" - Calle 13<br>"Entre La Ciudad Y El Mar" - Gustavo Galindo<br>"Nuestra" - La Vida Boheme<br>"Not So Commercial" - Los Amigos Invisibles<br>"Drama Y Luz" - Mana<br><br>Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album<br><br>"Bicentenario" - Pepe Aguilar<br>"Orale" - Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea<br>"Amor A La Musica" - Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle<br>"Eres Un Farsante" - Paquita La Del Barrio<br>"Huevos Rancheros" - Joan Sebastian<br><br>Best Banda or Norteno Album<br><br>"Estare Mejor" - El Guero Y Su Banda Centenario<br>"Intocable 2011" - Intocable<br>"Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends" - Los Tigres Del Norte<br>"El Arbol" - Los Tucanes De Tijuana<br>"No Vengo A Ver Si Puedo... Si Por Que Puedo Vengo" - Michael Salgado<br><br>Best Tropical Latin Album<br><br>"Homenaje A Los Rumberos" - Edwin Bonilla<br>"The Last Mambo" - Cachao<br>"Mongorama" - Jose Rizo's Mongorama<br><br>AMERICAN ROOTS FIELD<br><br>Best Americana Album<br><br>"Emotional Jukebox" - Linda Chorney<br>"Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down" - Ry Cooder<br>"Hard Bargain" - Emmylou Harris<br>"Ramble At The Ryman" - Levon Helm<br>"Blessed" - Lucinda Williams<br><br>Best Bluegrass Album<br><br>"Paper Airplane" - Alison Krauss &amp; Union Station<br>"Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter &amp; Jim Lauderdale" - Jim Lauderdale<br>"Rare Bird Alert" - Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers<br>"Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe" - The Del McCoury Band<br>"A Mother's Prayer" - Ralph Stanley<br>"Sleep With One Eye Open" - Chris Thile &amp; Michael Daves<br><br>Best Blues Album<br><br>"Low Country Blues" - Gregg Allman<br>"Roadside Attractions" - Marcia Ball<br>"Man In Motion" - Warren Haynes<br>"The Reflection" - Keb Mo<br>"Revelator" - Tedeschi Trucks Band<br>Best Folk Album<br><br>"Barton Hollow" - The Civil Wars<br>"I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive" - Steve Earle<br>"Helplessness Blues" - Fleet Foxes<br>"Ukulele Songs" - Eddie Vedder<br>"The Harrow &amp; The Harvest" - Gillian Welch<br><br>Best Regional Roots Music Album<br><br>"Can't Sit Down" - C.J. Chenier<br>"Wao Akua" - The Forest Of The Gods<br>"Rebirth Of New Orleans" - Rebirth Brass Band<br>"Grand Isle" - Steve Riley &amp; The Mamou Playboys<br>"Not Just Another Polka" - Jimmy Sturr &amp; His Orchestra<br><br>REGGAE FIELD<br><br>Best Reggae Album<br><br>"Harlem-Kingston Express Live!" - Monty Alexander<br>"Reggae Knights" - Israel Vibration<br>"Revelation Pt 1: The Root Of Life" - Stephen Marley<br>"Wild And Free" - Ziggy Marley<br>"Summer In Kingston" - Shaggy<br><br>WORLD MUSIC FIELD<br><br>Best World Music Album<br><br>"AfroCubism" - AfroCubism<br>"Africa For Africa" - Femi Kuti<br>"Songs From A Zulu Farm" - Ladysmith Black Mambazo<br>"Tassili" - Tinariwen<br><br>CHILDREN'S FIELD<br><br>Best Children's Album<br><br>"All About Bullies... Big And Small" - (Various Artists) James Cravero, Gloria Domina, Kevin Mackie, Steve Pullara &amp; Patrick Robinson, producers<br>"Are We There Yet?" - The Papa Hugs Band<br>"Fitness Rock &amp; Roll" - Miss Amy<br>"GulfAlive" - The Banana Plant<br>"I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs Of Fox Hollow" - (Various Artists) Eric Brace &amp; Peter Cooper, producers<br><br>SPOKEN WORD FIELD<br><br>Best Spoken Word Album<br><br>"Bossypants" - Tina Fey<br>"Fab Fan Memories - The Beatles Bond" - (Various Artists) - Nathan Burbank, Bryan Cumming, Dennis Scott &amp; David Toledo, producers<br>"Hamlet (William Shakespeare)" - Dan Donohue &amp; Various Artists - Orgeon Shakespeare Festival<br>"If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't)" - Betty White<br>"The Mark Of Zorro" - Val Kilmer &amp; Cast<br><br>COMEDY FIELD<br><br>Best Comedy Album<br><br>"Alpocalypse" - "Weird Al" Yankovic<br>"Finest Hour" - Patton Oswalt<br>"Hilarious" - Louis C.K.<br>"Kathy Griffin: 50 &amp; Not Pregnant" - Kathy Griffin<br>"Turtleneck &amp; Chain" - The Lonely Island<br><br>MUSICAL THEATER FIELD<br><br>Best Musical Theater Album<br><br>"Anything Goes" - Sutton Foster &amp; Joel Grey, principal soloists; Rob Fisher, James Lowe &amp; Joel Moss, producers (Cole Porter, composer/lyricist) (New Broadway Cast Recording)<br>"The Book Of Mormon" - Josh Gad &amp; Andrew Rannells, principal soloists; Anne Garefino, Robert Lopez, Stephen Oremus, Trey Parker, Scott Rudin &amp; Matt Stone, producers; Robert Lopez, Trey Parker &amp; Matt Stone, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast)<br>"How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" - John Larroquette &amp; Daniel Radcliffe, principal soloists; Robert Sher, producer (Frank Loesser, composer/lyricist) (The 2011 Broadway Cast Recording)<br><br>MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA FIELD<br><br>Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media<br><br>"Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1" - (Various Artists)<br>"Burlesque" - Christina Aguilera<br>"Glee: The Music, Volume 4" - (Glee Cast)<br>"Tangled" - (Various Artists)<br>"True Blood: Volume 3" - (Various Artists)<br><br>Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media<br><br>"Black Swan" - Clint Mansell, composer<br>"Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2" - Alexandre Desplat, composer<br>"The King's Speech" - Alexandre Desplat, composer<br>"The Shrine" - Ryan Shore, composer<br>"Tron Legacy" - Daft Punk, composers<br><br>Best Song Written For Visual Media<br><br>"Born To Be Somebody" (From "Never Say Never") - Diane Warren, songwriter (Justin Bieber)<br>"Christmastime Is Killing Us" (From "Family Guy") - Ron Jones, Seth MacFarlane &amp; Danny Smith, songwriters (Danny Smith, Ron Jones &amp; Seth MacFarlane)<br>"I See The Light" (From "Tangled") - Alan Menken &amp; Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore &amp; Zachary Levi)<br>"So Long" (From "Winnie The Pooh") - Zooey Deschanel, songwriter (Zooey Deschanel &amp; M. Ward)<br>"Where The River Goes" (From "Footloose") - Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Drew Pearson &amp; Anne Preven, songwriters (Zac Brown)<br>"You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me" (From "Burlesque") - Diane Warren, songwriter (Cher)<br><br>COMPOSING/ARRANGING FIELD<br><br>Best Instrumental Composition<br><br>"Falling Men" - John Hollenbeck, composer (John Hollenbeck, Daniel Yvinec &amp; Orchestre National de Jazz (ONJ))<br>"Hunting Wabbits 3 (Get Off My Lawn)" - Gordon Goodwin, composer (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)<br>"I Talk To The Trees" - Randy Brecker, composer (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band)<br>"Life In Eleven" - Bela Fleck &amp; Howard Levy, composers (Bela Fleck &amp; The Flecktones)<br>"Timeline" - Russell Ferrante, composer (Yellowjackets)<br><br>Best Instrumental Arrangement<br><br>"All Or Nothing At All" - Peter Jensen, arranger (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band)<br>"In The Beginning" - Clare Fischer, arranger (The Clare Fischer Big Band)<br>"Nasty Dance" - Bob Brookmeyer, arranger (The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra)<br>"Rhapsody In Blue" - Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)<br>"Song Without Words" - Carlos Franzetti, arranger (Carlos Franzetti &amp; Allison Brewster Franzetti)<br><br>Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)<br><br>"Ao Mar" - Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza)<br>"Moon Over Bourbon Street" - Rob Mathes, arranger (Sting &amp; The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra)<br>"On Broadway" - Kevin Axt, Ray Brinker, Trey Henry, Christian Jacob &amp; Tierney Sutton, arrangers (The Tierney Sutton Band)<br>"Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" - Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah)<br>"The Windmills Of Your Mind" - William A. Ross, arranger (Barbra Streisand)<br><br>PACKAGE FIELD<br><br>Best Recording Package<br><br>"Chickenfoot III" - Todd Gallopo, art director (Chickenfoot)<br>"Good Luck &amp; True Love" - Sarah Dodds &amp; Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)<br>"Rivers And Homes" - Jonathan Dagan, art director (J.Viewz)<br>"Scenes From The Suburbs" - Vincent Morisset, art director (Arcade Fire)<br>"Watch The Throne" - Virgil Abloh, art director (Jay-Z & Kanye West)<br><br>Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package<br><br>"The King Of Limbs" - Donald Twain &amp; Zachariah Wildwood, art directors (Radiohead)<br>"The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story" - Dave Bett &amp; Michelle Holme, art directors (Bruce Springsteen)<br>"25th Anniversary Music Box" - Matt Taylor &amp; Ellen Wakayama, art directors (Danny Elfman &amp; Tim Burton)<br>"25 Years" - James Spindler, art director (Sting)<br>"Wingless Angels - Deluxe Edition" - David Gorman, art director (Wingless Angels)<br><br>ALBUM NOTES<br><br>Best Album Notes<br><br>"The Bang Years 1966-1968" - Neil Diamond, album notes writer (Neil Diamond)<br>"The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang Of Country Music" - Ted Olson &amp; Tony Russell, album notes writers (Various Artists)<br>"Complete Mythology" - Ken Shipley, album notes writer (Syl Johnson)<br>"Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads &amp; Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s" - Adam Machado, album notes writer (Various Artists)<br>"The Music City Story: Street Corner Doo Wop, Raw R&B And Soulful Sounds From Berkeley, California 1950-75" - Alec Palao, album notes writer (Various Artists)<br><br>HISTORICAL FIELD<br><br>Best Historical Album<br><br>"Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection - Deluxe Edition)" - Paul McCartney, compilation producer; Sam Okell &amp; Steve Rooke, mastering engineers (Paul McCartney &amp; Wings)<br>"The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang Of Country Music" - Christopher C. King &amp; Ted Olson, compilation producers; Christopher C. King &amp; Chris Zwarg, mastering engineers (Various Artists)<br>"Complete Mythology" - Tom Lunt, Rob Sevier &amp; Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton, mastering engineer (Syl Johnson)<br>"Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads &amp; Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s" - Chris Strachwitz, compilation producer; Mike Cogan, mastering engineer (Various Artists)<br>"Young Man With The Big Beat: The Complete '56 Elvis Presley Masters" - Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, compilation producer; Vic Anesini, mastering engineer (Elvis Presley)<br><br>PRODUCTION, NON CLASSICAL FIELD<br><br>Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical<br><br>"Follow Me Down" - Brandon Bell &amp; Gary Paczosa, engineers; Sangwook "Sunny" Nam &amp; Doug Sax, mastering engineers (Sarah Jarosz)<br>"The Harrow &amp; The Harvest" - Matt Andrews, engineer; Stephen Marcussen, mastering engineer (Gillian Welch)<br>"Music Is Better Than Words" - Rich Breen &amp; Frank Filipetti, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Seth MacFarlane)<br>"The Next Right Thing" - Kevin Killen, Brendan Muldowney &amp; John Shyloski, engineers; John Shyloski, mastering engineer (Seth Glier)<br>"Paper Airplane" - Mike Shipley, engineer; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer (Alison Krauss &amp; Union Station)<br><br>Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical<br>Danger Mouse - "Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Present Rome" (Gilda Butta, Luciano Ciccaglioni, Gege Munari, Dario Rosciglione, Antonello Vannucchi et al) (A); "Meyrin Fields EP" (Broken Bells) (S)<br><br>Paul Epworth - "Call It What You Want" (Foster The People) (T); "I Would Do Anything For You" (Foster The People) (T); "I'll Be Waiting" (Adele) (T); "Life On The Nickel" (Foster The People) (T); "No One's Gonna Love You" (Cee-Lo Green) (S); "Rolling In The Deep" (Adele) (T)<br><br>The Smeezingtons - "Doo-Wops &amp; Hooligans" (Bruno Mars) (A); "If I Was You (OMG)" (Far East Movement Featuring Snoop Dogg) (T); "Lighters" (Bad Meets Evil Featuring Bruno Mars) (T); "Mirror" (Lil Wayne Featuring Bruno Mars) (T); "Rocketeer" (Far East Movement Featuring Ryan Tedder of One Republic) (T)<br><br>Ryan Tedder - "Brighter Than The Sun" (Colbie Caillat) (T); "Favorite Song" (Colbie Caillat Featuring Common) (T); "I Remember Me" (Jennifer Hudson) (T); "I Was Here" (Beyonce) (T); "Not Over You" (Gavin DeGraw) (S); "#1Nite" (One Night) (Cobra Starship) (S); "Rumour Has It" (Adele) (T); "Sweeter" (Gavin DeGraw) (T); "Who's That Boy" (Demi Lovato Featuring Dev) (T)<br><br>Butch Vig - "Wasting Light" (Foo Fighters) (A)<br><br>Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical<br><br>"Cinema" (Skrillex Remix) - Sonny Moore, remixer (Benny Benassi)<br>"Collide" (Afrojack Remix) - Afrojack, remixer (Leona Lewis)<br>"End Of Line" (Photek Remix) - Photek, remixer (Daft Punk)<br>"Only Girl (In The World)" (Rosabel Club Mix) - Abel Aguilera & Ralphi Rosario, remixers (Rihanna)<br>"Rope" (Deadmau5 Mix) - Deadmau5, remixer (Foo Fighters)<br><br>SURROUND SOUND FIELD<br><br>Best Surround Sound Album<br><br>"An Evening With Dave Grusin" - Frank Filipetti &amp; Eric Schilling, surround mix engineers; Frank Filipetti, surround mastering engineer; Phil Ramone, surround producer (Various Artists)<br>"Grace For Drowning" - Steven Wilson, surround mix engineer; Paschal Byrne, surround mastering engineer; Steven Wilson, surround producer (Steven Wilson)<br>"Kind" - Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Kjetil Almenning, Ensemble 96 &amp; Nidaros String Quartet)<br>"Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition)" - Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Bill Levenson &amp; Elliot Scheiner, surround producers (Derek &amp; The Dominos)<br>"Spohr: String Sextet In C Major, Op. 140 & Nonet In F Major, Op. 31" - Andreas Spreer, surround mix engineer; Andreas Spreer, surround mastering engineer; Andreas Spreer, surround producer (Camerata Freden)<br><br>PRODUCTION, CLASSICAL FIELD<br><br>Best Engineered Album, Classical<br><br>"Aldridge: Elmer Gantry" - Byeong-Joon Hwang &amp; John Newton, engineers; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus &amp; Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)<br>"Glazunov: Complete Concertos" - Richard King, engineer (Jose Serebrier, Alexey Serov, Wen-Sinn Yang, Alexander Romanovsky, Rachel Barton Pine, Marc Chisson & Russian National Orchestra)<br>"Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide" - Tom Lazarus &amp; Bill Maylone, engineers; Joe Lambert, mastering engineer (Rinde Eckert, Steven Mackey &amp; Eighth Blackbird)<br>"Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 &amp; 4" - Arne Akselberg, engineer (Leif Ove Andsnes, Antonio Pappano &amp; London Symphony Orchestra)<br>"Weinberg: Symphony No. 3 &amp; Suite No. 4 From 'The Golden Key'" - Torbjorn Samuelsson, engineer (Thord Svedlund & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)<br><br>Producer Of The Year, Classical<br><br>Blanton Alspaugh - "Aldridge: Elmer Gantry" (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus &amp; Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra); "Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas" (Peter Takacs); "Osterfield: Rocky Streams" (Paul Osterfield, Todd Waldecker &amp; Various Artists)<br><br>Manfred Eicher - "Bach: Concertos &amp; Sinfonias For Oboe; Ich Hatte Viel Bekummernis" (Heinz Holliger, Eric Hobarth & Camerata Bern); "Hymns &amp; Prayers" (Gidon Kremer &amp; Kremerata Baltica); "Manto &amp; Madrigals" (Thomas Zehetmair &amp; Ruth Killius); "Songs Of Ascension" (Meredith Monk &amp; Vocal Ensemble, Todd Reynolds Quartet, The M6 & Montclair State University Singers); "Tchaikovsky/Kissine: Piano Trios" (Gidon Kremer, Giedre Dirvanauskaite &amp; Khatia Buniatishvili); "A Worcester Ladymass" (Trio Mediaeval)<br><br>David Frost - "Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live" (Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass); "Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide" (Rinde Eckert, Steven Mackey &amp; Eighth Blackbird); "Prayers &amp; Alleluias" (Kenneth Dake); "Sharon Isbin &amp; Friends" - Guitar Passions (Sharon Isbin &amp; Various Artists)<br><br>Peter Rutenberg - "Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45" (Patrick Dupre Quigley, James K. Bass, Seraphic Fire &amp; Professional Choral Institute); "The Vanishing Nordic Chorale" (Philip Spray & Musik Ekklesia)<br><br>Judith Sherman - "Adams: Son Of Chamber Symphony; String Quartet" (John Adams, St. Lawrence String Quartet & International Contemporary Ensemble); "Capricho Latino" (Rachel Barton Pine); "85th Birthday Celebration" (Claude Frank); "Insects &amp; Paper Airplanes - Chamber Music Of Lawrence Dillon" (Daedalus Quartet &amp; Benjamin Hochman); "Midnight Frolic - The Broadway Theater Music Of Louis A. Hirsch" (Rick Benjamin &amp; Paragon Ragtime Orchestra); "Notable Women - Trios By Today's Female Composers" (Lincoln Trio); "The Soviet Experience, Vol. 1 - String Quartets By Dmitri Shostakovich &amp; His Contemporaries" (Pacifica Quartet); "Speak!" (Anthony De Mare); "State Of The Art" - The American Brass Quintet At 50 (The American Brass Quintet); "Steve Reich: WTC 9/11; Mallet Quartet; Dance Patterns (Kronos Quartet, Steve Reich Musicians &amp; So Percussion); "Winging It - Piano Music Of John Corigliano" (Ursula Oppens)<br><br>CLASSICAL FIELD<br><br>Best Orchestral Performance<br><br>"Bowen: Symphonies Nos. 1 &amp; 2" - Andrew Davis, conductor (BBC Philharmonic)<br>"Brahms: Symphony No. 4" - Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)<br>"Haydn: Symphonies 104, 88 &amp; 101" - Nicholas McGegan, conductor (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra)<br>"Henze: Symphonies Nos. 3-5" - Marek Janowski, conductor (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin)<br>"Martinu: The 6 Symphonies" - Jiri Belohlavek, conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra)<br><br>Best Opera Recording<br><br>"Adams: Doctor Atomic" - Alan Gilbert, conductor; Meredith Arwady, Sasha Cooke, Richard Paul Fink, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn &amp; Eric Owens; Jay David Saks, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)<br><br>"Britten: Billy Budd" - Mark Elder, conductor; John Mark Ainsley, Phillip Ens, Jacques Imbrailo, Darren Jeffery, Iain Paterson &amp; Matthew Rose; James Whitbourn, producer (London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Chorus)<br><br>"Rautavaara: Kaivos" - Hannu Lintu, conductor; Jaakko Kortekangas, Hannu Niemela, Johanna Rusanen-Kartano &amp; Mati Turi; Seppo Siirala, producer (Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Kaivos Chorus)<br><br>"Verdi: La Traviata" - Antonio Pappano, conductor; Joseph Calleja, Renee Fleming &amp; Thomas Hampson; James Whitbourn, producer (Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Royal Opera Chorus)<br>"Vivaldi: Ercole Sul Termodonte" - Fabio Biondi, conductor; Romina Basso, Patrizia Ciofi, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Vivica Genaux, Philippe Jaroussky, Topi Lehtipuu &amp; Rolando Villazon; Daniel Zalay, producer (Europa Galante; Coro Da Camera Santa Cecilia Di Borgo San Lorenzo)<br><br>Best Choral Performance<br><br>"Beyond All Mortal Dreams - American A Cappella" - Stephen Layton, conductor (Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge)<br>"Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45" - Patrick Dupre Quigley, conductor; James K. Bass, chorus master (Justin Blackwell, Scott Allen Jarrett, Paul Max Tipton &amp; Teresa Wakim; Professional Choral Institute &amp; Seraphic Fire)<br>"Kind" - Kjetil Almenning, conductor (Nidaros String Quartet; Ensemble 96)<br>"Light &amp; Gold" - Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn &amp; Hila Plitmann; The King's Singers, Laudibus, Pavao Quartet &amp; The Eric Whitacre Singers)<br>"The Natural World Of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen" - Paul Hillier, conductor (Ars Nova Copenhagen)<br><br>Best Small Ensemble Performance<br><br>"Frank: Hilos" - Gabriela Lena Frank; ALIAS Chamber Ensemble<br>"The Kingdoms Of Castille" - Richard Savino, conductor; El Mundo<br>"Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide" - Rinde Eckert &amp; Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird<br>"A Seraphic Fire Christmas" - Patrick Dupre Quigley, conductor; Seraphic Fire<br>"Sound The Bells!" - The Bay Brass<br><br>Best Classical Instrumental Solo<br><br>"Chinese Recorder Concertos - East Meets West" - Lan Shui, conductor; Michala Petri (Copenhagen Philharmonic)<br>"Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18; Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini" - Yuja Wang (Claudio Abbado; Mahler Chamber Orchestra)<br>"Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 &amp; 4" - Leif Ove Andsnes (Antonio Pappano; London Symphony Orchestra)<br>"Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion &amp; Orchestra" - Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony); Track from: "Schwantner: Chasing Light..."<br>"Winging It - Piano Music Of John Corigliano" - Ursula Oppens<br><br>Best Classical Vocal Solo<br><br>"Diva Divo" - Joyce DiDonato (Kazushi Ono; Orchestre De L'Opera National De Lyon; Choeur De L'Opera National De Lyon)<br>"Grieg/Thommessen: Veslemoy Synsk" - Marianne Beate Kielland (Nils Anders Mortensen)<br>"Handel: Cleopatra" - Natalie Dessay (Emmanuelle Haim; Le Concert D'Astree)<br>"Purcell: O Solitude" - Andreas Scholl (Stefano Montanari; Christophe Dumaux; Accademia Bizantina)<br>"Three Baroque Tenors" - Ian Bostridge (Bernard Labadie; Mark Bennett, Andrew Clarke, Sophie Daneman, Alberto Grazzi, Jonathan Gunthorpe, Benjamin Hulett & Madeline Shaw; The English Concert)<br><br>Best Contemporary Classical Composition<br><br>"Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry" - Robert Aldridge &amp; Herschel Garfein<br>"Crumb, George: The Ghosts Of Alhambra" - George Crumb; Track from: "Complete Crumb Edition, Vol. 15"<br>"Friedman, Jefferson: String Quartet No. 3" - Jefferson Friedman; Track from: "Jefferson Friedman: Quartets"<br>"Mackey, Steven: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide" - Steven Mackey<br>"Ruders, Poul: Piano Concerto No. 2" - Poul Ruders; Track from: "Music Of Poul Ruders, Vol. 6"<br><br>MUSIC VIDEO FIELD<br><br>Best Short Form Music Video<br><br>"Rolling In The Deep" - Adele; Sam Brown, video director; Hannah Chandler, video producer<br>"Yes I Know" - Memory Tapes; Eric Epstein, video director; Eric Epstein, video producer<br>"All Is Not Lost" - OK Go; Itamar Kubovy, Damian Kulash Jr &amp; Trish Sie, video directors; Shirley Moyers, video producer<br>"Lotus Flower" - Radiohead; Garth Jennings, video director; Garth Jennings, video producer<br>"First Of The Year (Equinox)" - Skrillex; Tony Truand, video director; Noah Klein, video producer<br>"Perform This Way" - "Weird Al" Yankovic; "Weird Al" Yankovic, video director; Cisco Newman, video producer<br><br>Best Long Form Music Video<br><br>"I Am...World Tour" - Beyonce; Ed Burke, Frank Gatson Jr. & Beyonce Knowles, video directors; Beyonce Knowles &amp; Camille Yorrick, video producers<br>"Foo Fighters: Back And Forth" - Foo Fighters; James Moll, video director; James Moll &amp; Nigel Sinclair, video producers<br>"Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon" - Kings Of Leon; Stephen C. Mitchell, video director; Casey McGrath, video producer<br>"Beats, Rhymes &amp; Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest" - A Tribe Called Quest; Michael Rapaport, video director; Robert Benavides, Debra Koffler, Eric Matthies, Frank Mele, Edward Parks & A Tribe Called Quest, video producers<br>"Nine Types Of Light" - TV On The Radio; Tunde Adebimpe, video director; Michelle An &amp; Braj, video producers<br><br>?<p>Caroline A. G. Pierson, of , recently received faculty honors for academic achievement at in , Conn.</p><p>The following students were recently named to the dean's list at Johns Hopkins University.</p><p>Azam Qureshi, of , son of Bilal and Parveen Qureshi, and a graduate of the McDonogh School.</p> <p>Elizabeth Aucott, of Lutherville, daughter of John and Susan Aucott, and a graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School.</p> <br> <p>Hannah Bergman, of Lutherville, daughter of and Maura McGuire, and a graduate of Dulaney High School.</p><p>Melinda Chen, of Lutherville, daughter of Zhibing Chen and Jianhua Feng, and a graduate of Towson High School.</p><p>Alison Ignatowski, of Lutherville, daughter of Gary and Deborah Ignatowski, and a graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School.</p><p>Abigail Sussman, of Lutherville, daughter of Marc and Michele Sussman, and a graduate of Park School.</p><p>Stephanie Yoshioka, of Lutherville, daughter of Takashi and Julie Yoshioka, and a graduate of Loch Raven High School.</p><p>Bo Tao, of , son of Yuanxiang Tao and Fengying Wang, and a graduate of Dulaney High School</p><p>Caitlin Choi, of Timonium, daughter of Steven and Hyung Choi, and a graduate of Dulaney High School.</p><p>Nicholas Flower, of Timonium, son of Kenneth and Karen Flower, and a graduate of Dulaney High School.</p><p>Vasilios Mavrophilipos, of Timonium, son of Dimitrios and Stella Mavrophilipos, and a graduate of Dulaney High School.</p><p>The following students from Towson were recently named to the dean's list at their respective schools:</p><p>James Toshio Whedbee, Washington University in St. Louis.</p><p>Michele Mary Myers, , Pa.</p><p>Jonathon Paterakis, Connecticut College.</p><p>Alexander Evans, University of the Sciences, in Philadelphia.</p><p>Caroline Conover, Mount St. Mary's University.</p><p>Lauren Schumacher, Delaware Valley College.</p>?The days when taking home a souvenir from your favorite hotel meant a bad logo T-shirt or golf visor are long gone.<br><br>How about a Rebecca Minkoff bag? The W Hotel's stores have one in an exclusive shade of turquoise. A pair of Band of Outsiders pajamas? They were made specially for the Ace Hotel in New York. A pink Stephen Jones trilby hat? You have to hit the gift shop at the Beverly Hills Hotel to buy one.Luxury hotel chains are upping the ante on their retail offerings by bringing in exclusive items and, in some cases, designing their own. In an era of global sameness, they have opted to offer unique, localized experiences. FOR THE RECORD:<br> Hotel gift shops: An article in Sunday's Image section about hotel gift shops going glam referred to Ace Hotel founder Alex Calderwood as Calderwell. Also, a retailer that opened a branch at the Ace in New York was referred to as No. 8. The correct name is Project No. 8. &#8212;<br> <br><br>The Standard hotels (including the property in downtown Los Angeles) are collaborating for the second year with surf lifestyle brand , selling board shorts ($75), bikinis and sunglasses (both $88) in poolside vending machines. The Morgans Hotel Group has hosted a series of curated retail stores, the newest in at the Mondrian, where Los Angeles-based retailer Ron Robinson has opened a pop-up shop with handpicked merchandise such as exclusive Pamela Love T-shirts ($25), as well as Stephen Webster jewelry and Apothia beauty products.<br><br>"As we get more design-oriented hotels, the idea will continue to percolate," said Bruce Baltin, a hotel industry analyst and senior vice president of Colliers PKF Consulting USA, a management consulting firm in Los Angeles that covers the hospitality industry. "It's a point of differentiation. And now that you have designers like and getting into the hotel business [see accompanying story], they will pair that with retail opportunities as well."For the record: An article in Sunday's Image section about hotel gift shops going glam incorrectly referred to ACE Hotel founder Alex Calderwood as Calderwell. Also, the edgy store in downtown Manhattan that opened a branch at the ACE in New York was referred to as No. 8. The correct name is Project No. 8.<br>Historically, W Hotels have been innovators in hotel gift shops, with the first W store opening at the W in 2001. "From the beginning, the concept was designed to go beyond the basic idea of providing the same 400-thread-count sheets that are in the rooms," said Eva Ziegler, W's global brand leader (yes, that's her title; she's in charge of the chain's growth strategy).<br><br>In the past, the resort chain has targeted Diane von Furstenberg to create a Fashion Emergency Kit (a black wrap dress and thong underwear) for its stores, and to design staff uniforms. But in February, Ziegler hired an expert, naming Amanda Ross, a stylist and designer consultant, to the newly created post of fashion director.<br><br>So far, Ross has attended fashion weeks on the hotel's behalf, consulted on uniforms for new properties and helped select designers for the Global Glam collection of apparel created especially for the chain and sold in all 17 W Hotel stores.<br><br>The store at the W Times Square feels like a trendy Robertson Boulevard boutique, with $80 Melissa brand jelly shoes, $275 jeweled caftans and gift books with such cheeky titles as "Is Your Dog Gay?" If there were exclusive products, they weren't obvious, but the merchandise is a far cry from garish costume jewelry and packages of dried fruit and nuts that one might associate with a hotel gift shop.<br><br>(Ross' appointment comes on the heels of another resident expert hired by the W &#8212; music director Michaelangelo L'Acqua, a former music producer for and a fashion show director who has been charged with elevating the hotel's presence in the music community by coordinating special performances and producing compilation W Hotels CDs.)<br><br>The quirky Ace Hotel chain (including properties in Palm Springs, Portland, Ore. and Seattle) was looking for a curator of a different sort for its newest property in the gritty NoMad neighborhood of , just north of .<br><br>"Before we opened, there weren't a lot of [retailers] who wanted to be on 29th and Broadway," said Ace Hotel founder Alex Calderwell. "So we approached retailers who we thought would fit with our brand and would consider a location that was not an A location." They chose No. 8 and Opening Ceremony, which operate edgy stores in downtown Manhattan.<br><br>No. 8a, as the store at the Ace is called, is a showcase for hipster ephemera, from $169 bags made out of soccer balls to $6 Wooly Willy magnetic faces.<br><br>Opening Ceremony is dedicated to apparel (and accessories), featuring the Rodarte sweaters and $365 Alexander Wang zipper-edged sunglasses you find at all Opening Ceremony stores, along with a few necessities for travelers, such as brightly colored $55 Tumi outlet adaptors exclusive to the Ace store and British snack food Walkers Prawn Cocktail flavored crisps. Both No. 8a and Opening Ceremony are open to the street and the Ace Hotel lobby.<br><br>"We could have done a store ourselves, but they are so much better at what they do. And part of the philosophy of our brand is not only to appeal to travelers but to locals too," Calderwell said.<br><br>"Designers want to be positioned in the Ace Hotel because they want to get their things in front of the consumer who stays and hangs out there &#8212; photographers and fashion directors. They want to be in that environment," said Zach Augustine, chief creative officer of Winston Retail, a retail consulting firm based in and New York.<br><br>Generating revenue<br><br>The Dorchester Collection, which operates the Beverly Hills Hotel and Paris' Le Meurice among others, tapped milliner Stephen Jones and handbag designer Louise Hempleman to create summer hats and travel bags for all seven of its stores. The hotel chain is also sponsoring a fashion prize for up-and-coming designers. The contest is being judged by a team of fashion insiders, including designers Manolo Blahnik and Giles Deacon and style icon Daphne Guinness.<br><br>"Fashion is playing an increasingly prevalent part in the luxury hotel industry as hotels become an essential lifestyle component and design becomes more integrated into everyday life," Helen Smith, Dorchester Collection's vice president of sales and marketing, wrote in an e-mail.<br><br>For high-end resorts seeking a total fashion overhaul, Seaside Luxe, based in Santa Monica, is a new retail consulting firm that develops, builds, merchandises and manages luxury boutiques from the ground up, in such far-flung places as Bermuda and Maui. Each boutique is unique in design and product assortment.<br><br>Many people in the resort industry "push retail aside. The gift shops actually lose money," said Lee Ann Sauter, who founded Seaside Luxe last year after more than 20 years of retail experience at Gap, Guess and . "There is an opportunity to totally transform the landscape."<br><br>At the Four Seasons Hualalai resort in Hawaii, she turned administrative offices into 7,000 square feet of Seaside Luxe retail space (selling items including beachwear, casual sportswear and kids clothing) that generated $6 million in revenue in 2009, its first year, $750,000 of that in its first month. (The resort's retail stores generated $4 million in revenue in 2008.)<br><br>Guests snapped up one-of-a-kind Prova necklaces for $550, decorative bottles with shell stoppers for $55 to $115, colorful Dezso woven bracelets decorated with shark teeth and shells, and Gregory Parkinson swim cover-ups.<br><br>"When you do research on what guests want to do on their vacations, it's amazing how over the last 10 years, it has gone from visiting the spa or playing golf to shopping," said Patrick Fitzgerald, chief executive of Hualalai resort. "We saw we were missing a real opportunity." Seaside Luxe buyers travel the globe, visiting places such as the Gem Palace in Jaipur, India, and the Paris runways to find exclusive jewelry designs, beach bags, bikinis, surfboards and more.<br><br>This refashioning of resort retail mirrors what happened in the resort food and beverage industry, Fitzgerald said. "Several years ago, we started seeing hotels bringing in chefs such as Michael Mina, and Thomas Keller to develop restaurants not only for hotel guests, but for locals. Now we're starting to see the same targeted approach in resort retail."<br><br>Plus, when someone asks, "Where did you get that?" you don't have to say Nordstrom. You can say you got it on vacation in Hawaii. The story is so much better.<br><br>?<p>The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6578.</p><p>Gymnastics</p><p>Docksiders Gymnastics</p> <p>Docksiders Level 8 gymnast Maria Ramsey, of Columbia, competed at the 2012 Parkettes Invitational Junior 12-13 meet Jan. 29, in Allentown, Pa., with the following results:</p> <br> <p>1. all-around (35.5); 2. floor (9.15); 5. vault (8.9); 5. uneven bars (8.95); beam (8.5).</p><p>Soccer</p><p>Columbia Soccer Club</p><p>The CSC Storm Runners (U-16 girls) avenged an early season defeat by shutting out the Misfits Gold, 2-0, in a tightly played futsal match Jan. 29. Goalkeeper Carley Noppinger notched the shutout by making several key saves in the second half.</p><p>Maddie Jones scored first on a free kick in the first half as forward Christina Kochanski shielded the Misfits' goalkeeper. In the second half, defensive pressure caused a Misfits' turnover that landed at the feet of Harkleroad who turned and hit a high curving shot into the upper left corner for the game's other goal.</p><p>Strong play by Lauren Marshall, Katherine MacKie, Erica Noppinger and Mackenzie Rynn stifled the Misfits throughout the match.</p><p>Swimming</p><p>Columbia Clippers</p><p>The Columbia Clippers participated in the CBAC's Winter Wakeup meet in at St. Mary's College of Maryland, Jan. 20-22.</p><p>Clipper girls placing in the top 8:</p><p>9-10G: Makena Trout: 3. 50 backstroke. Bridgette Kim: 8. 100 breaststroke.</p><p>11-12G: Taylor Spillman: 5. 200 IM; 6. 50 free; 7. 50 breaststroke.</p><p>13-14G: Isabella Lennon: 6. 200 butterfly. Lydia Angel: 7. 500 free.</p><p>15+G: Ila Jackson: 6. 200 backstroke. Marlee Thorogood: 8. 200 backstroke.</p><p>Clipper boys placing in the top 10:</p><p>9-10B: Cameron Adams: 5. 200 IM; 7. 100 IM; 3. 100 backstroke. Jackson Wang: 7. 100 backstroke; 8. 100 butterfly; 6. 50 butterfly; 6. 200 free. Adam Loudin: 6. 100 breaststroke; 8. 200 free.</p><p>11-12B: Adam Elshafei: 2. 200 IM; 1. 50 free; 1. 500 free; 3. 100 free; 2. 100 breaststroke. Tony Li: 8. 200 free; 3. 100 backstroke; 1. 50 breaststroke.</p><p>13-14 boys: Alexander Gliese: 6. 200 IM; 1. 200 backstroke. Cole May: 8. 100 butterfly.</p>?<p>Loch Raven High School held its 2012 commencement on June 5 at 's Towson Center. The following are members of the Class of 2012:</p><p>Davon Eric Agnew, A'lesia Marie Anderson, A'lise Maria Anderson, Tori E. Arbaugh Bettina Luciana Arrunategui, Damien David Atwood</p><p>Ji Han Bae, Roderick Darryl Barber, Babak Barfar, Andre' Derrell Battle, Terez Cordell Beauford, Nicholas Stephen Belkoff, Acira Lachelle Belle, Samuel Sean Bentz, Megan Elizabeth Berk, Shannon Joanna Bien, Kelly Amelia Bilz, Cassandra Nichole Bosley, Ashley Boteler, Shaquera Latonia Brown, Devon Tyrell Burnett, Rachel Dawn Butcher</p> <p>Timothy Patrick Callanan, William Leon Callow, Rachel Autumn Cameron, Carly Nichole Cannon, Krizian Dean Valdez Carino, Jasmine Sierra Carr, Barrington Carrington, Jessica Hannah Christian, Cherise Stephenee Church, Michael Alan Cofiell, Nathaniel Jude Cohen, William Comotto III, Michael Darrell Conner, Tiffani Lynn Creutzer, Olivia Anne Cypull</p> <br> <p>Cara Christine D'Amico, Savannah Brooke Davidson, Destiny Davis, Kenneth Ryan Davis, Monet Anita Davis, Daniel Brooks Del Gavio, Davon Terrell Dezurn, Brea Tishel Dupye</p><p>Abigail Lee Edmunds, Amber Lynn Epps</p><p>Kathleen Ann Ferguson, Kent C. Ferree, Jillian Elizabeth Fiedler, Kaitlyn Anne Fields, Ryan Howland Flanigan, Brittany Lynn Flint, Jesse James Foley, Bradley Sanders Franke, Nicole Nadine Franklin, Kevin Matthew Friant, Kenneth Michael Andrew Friedel, Laron Fitzgerald Fryar, Gregory Xavier Fuchsluger</p><p>Lynette Monet Garner, Melissa Jayne Gibbins, Taylor Breona Gibson, India Brianna Gillis, Margaret Mckenna Glassman, David Clay Gottlieb, Aisha Grandison, Jada Danielle Grant, Jawan Xavier Lee Gray, Daniel Brandon Gregory, Alex John Grueninger</p><p>Gregory Allen Harper, Breyawna Francis Harris, Oriell Tiffany LaShay Harris, Khirhy Marcus Hayes, Kwanta' Dupree Hayes, Tessa Charlotte Haynes, Yicheng He, Courtney D. Henry, Devin D. Herlihy, Jacob Wayne Hess Jr., Sarah Jane Worthington Hewitt, Zani Nghishi-A Holiday, Emma Hom, Andrew John Howell, Salih Hutchins, G. Hutchinson, Lamont Pierre Hyman</p><p>Boma Caroline Jack, Kara Denise Jackson, Joshua N. James, Hannah Maria Jenkins, Joseph Daniel Johnson, Tyrron Terrell Johnson, Bailyn-Marie Jones, Benjamin Taylor Jones, Terry Lee Jones III</p><p>Hashem Kanfash, Katherine Rose Keefe, Ivey Stacie Kelley, Kimberly Nicole Kern, Dong Hwi Kim, Dongsun Jason Kim, Jim Kim, Yong Chul Kim, Thomson Kirsch, Timofey Klubov, Nicholas A. Konialian</p><p>Peter Joseph Lang, Evan Paul Lehman, Sumer L. Lessner, Aaron Maurice Lewis, Zuyin Li , Caitlyn Marie Little, Nichelle Monae Little, Laura Nicole Livengood, Shaylyn Erin Lucy, Joseph James Lunczynski Jr., Taylor May Lurz , Hailey Ilene Lynch</p><p>Daniel B. MacIver, Mark Alexander Magtanong, Shaour Majid, Dashawn Nathaniel Marshall, Troy Nathaniel Marshall Jr., James Michael Mast, Martha Alice May, Rachel Sydney Mayhew, Milton Mbichoo, David Edward McDavid, Amber Nicole McFarland, Rachel McGraw, Mathew Williams McLaren, Eric Antoine McMickens Jr., Trisha Christine Menefee, Byeong Min, Andrew Byrd Mitchell, Visharad Moktan, Destiny Dayshawn Maleek Morning, Thomas F. Mostyn III, Mark Ryan Moxey, Christie Nicole Moyer, Gloria Wangechi Muchina, Abigail Elizabeth Mudd, Gabriella Teresa Mundy, Tanner Richard Muonio, Tyler Joseph Murphy, Colin Alexander Mussman</p><p>Natasha Najmi, Mark Kent Navarro, Michel Antony Navarro-Bonifaz, Philip Michael Neary, John Ngo, Tomas Salvador Norman, Jaoko Nyambok</p><p>Conor Vincent O'Donnell, Michael Patrick O'Mailey, Nkemakonam Afamefuna Christian Obineme</p><p>Michael Bryan Pasion, Benjamin Edward Patrick, Adam Michael Peer, Austin Charles Perry, Christopher William Pfeifer, Alex Tyler Pukl</p><p>Usman Qasim</p><p>Ashen Rana, Jacob Clayton Ranniger, Kahrl Leslie Retti Jr., Victoria Ann Rezac, Macy Brooke Rhodes, Janice Sabrina Richards, Brittany Nicole Roberts, Marquise Sade' Roberts-Gunn, LaShae Lynette Robinson, Nefertiti Marie Robinson, Austin Bradley Roden, Sarah Marie Rohrs, Shawnna Elizabeth Rosemeier, Eric Ryan Rosenfeld , Colin Joseph Ruby, Abigail Louise Ruppel, Emily Kathryn Ruppel, Bridget Colleen Ryan</p><p>Maria Abigael M. Salazar, Taylor Sartor, Caitlin Marie Sas, Abigail Marie Schaaf, Ryne Taylor Stevens Schanberger, Daniel Edward Schofield, Brooke Ashley Schulze, Christine Elizabeth Serra, Hye-Geum Heather Shin, Hye-Rin Shin, Nasif Farhan Sikder , Branden Lamar Smith, David Charles Smith, Deontae L. Smith, Rachel , Shannon Genelle Spence, Kyle Vale Stadler, Caroline Stanka, Kiara Michelle Stanton, Eric Robert Stevens, Caroline Hope Stith, Antoine Kwante Stokes, Eric Vaughn Streckfus II, Abigail Victoria Street</p><p>Aisha Paprice Taylor, Scott Daniel Thompson, Megan Christina Timchula, Kayla Kennedy Toole, Anna Elizabeth Trageser, Bria Lashay Tyson</p><p>Michael James Valerino</p><p>Margaret McKenzie Wagner, Michelle Lynn Wallis, Meng Ting Wang, Jessica Lynn Waugh, Kelly Nichole Weaver, Benjamin Paul Webster, Emily Margaret Westervelt, Charles Bernard Whitaker Jr., Alexandra Lynn White, Monica Lynn White, Reagin C. Wiklund, Shayona Aleta Ann Williams, Alexandra Elizabeth Wilmot, Curtis Brian Gabriel Wilson Jr., Richard Miles Woodhouse</p><p>Cory Benjamin Yeboah, Savannah Lee Yost</p><p>Jimmy Zheng</p><p>All information in this section appears as provided by the schools indicated. Because of publication deadlines, in some instances students' names might have been provided prior to final review of requirements. Some students listed might not have completed all requirements to graduate.</p>?LONDON &mdash; You rarely ever see it, but you did on Saturday, the first full day of competition at the Olympics. But there atop the swimming medal stand, was no . In the first shocking result of the Games, Phelps finished fourth in the 400 individual medley. It was the first time since 2000 that he hasn't medaled in an Olympic race.<br><br>Not surprising was the winner, , who crushed the field to win the U.S.'s first swimming medal . His time of 4:05.18 was more than three second faster than Brazil's Thiago Pereira. Kosuke Hagino finished third.<br><br> Phelps will be part of Sunday 4 x 100 freestyle relay team to try to win his 17th overall medal.<br><br>In other finals, American had to settle for silver as Ye Shiwen of China won the women's 400 IM. Li Xuanxu, also from China, finished third. Caitlin Leverenz of the U.S. was tied for sixth.<br><br>The men's 400 freestyle was won by Sun Yang of China, followed by Park Tae-hwan of South Korea and of the U.S. The other American, Loyola Academy graduate Conor Dwyer, was fifth.<br><br>Australia won the women's 400 free relay with Netherlands second and the U.S. third.<br><br>Archery: The first U.S. medal of the Games belonged to the men's team, which after shocking world champion South Korea in the semifinals, lost to Italy in the gold medal match 219-218. The U.S. team was made up of No. 1 ranked individual player Brady Ellison, Jake Kaminski and Jacob Wukie. South Korea, the defnding world champion, picked up the bronze.<br><br>Badminton: A rough start for the U.S. badminton doubles team of Howard Bach and Tony Gunawan, who lost to the South Korean team of Jae Sung Chung and Yong Dae Lee 21-14, 21-19. Next up they play the tough Malaysain team of Kien Keat Koo and Boon Heong Tan on Sunday. What likely will be their final match will come Monday against a Japanese team. The tournament is in pool play.<br><br>Basketball: The U.S. women's team looked a little rusty but used a 14-0 run in the fourth quarter to get an 81-56 win over Croatia. The U.S. must next play Angola on Monday. The U.S. had four players in double figures: (14), (13), (11) and (10). In other games, it was Turkey over Angola 72-50; France over Brazil 73-58 and Australia over Britain 74-58.<br><br>Beach Volleyball: In the last match of the night, and Karri Walsh Jennings had to battle a tough Australian team of Tasmin Hinchley and Natalie Cook but took a 21-18, 21-19 victory at perhaps the best venue, a sand pit built at Buckingham Palace. The U.S. No. 2 men's team of Sean Rosenthal and Jake Gibb won fast and decisvely over Freedom Chiya and Grant Goldschmit of South Africa 21-10, 21-11.<br><br>Boxing: The revitalized U.S. team went 2-for-2 on the first day. , got an easy 19-9 win over Pavlo Ischchenko of Ukraine in the bantamweight division. His next fight is Wednesday against Alvarez Estrada of Cuba. was even more devastating in his fight when the referee stopped it against Andranik Hakobyan of Armenia with seconds left in the match. His next bout will be Thursday against Danabek Suzhanov of Kazahstan.<br><br>Cycling: It was supposed to be Britain's first medal of the Games but instead turned into a disaster for the home country as no one hit the medal stand. Instead, Alexandr Vinokurov of Kazakhstan won the gold, followed by Rigoberto Uran of Columbia and Norway's Alexander Kristoff. The British were pinning their hopes on Mark Cavendish, who finished 29th.<br><br>The U.S. almost made the medal stand with Taylor Phinney, who finished fourth. Other U.S. finishers were (33), (88), (93) and (104).<br><br>Equestrian: Halfway through the dressage portion of the eventing competition, Australia, Germany and the U.S. were at the top of the leaderboard. However, two medal favorites, Britain and New Zealand had yet to compete. The U.S. team is made up of , Otis Barbotiere, and Tiana Coudray.<br><br>In individual part of the competition, Ingrid Klimke of Germany was leading followed by Dirk Schrade, also from Germany and Britain's Mary King.<br><br>Fencing: The women's foil gold went to Elisa Di Francisca of Italy, who needed extra time to beat teammate Arianna Errigo 12-11. Italian Valentina Vezzali got the bronze, beating Nam Hyun-Hee of South Korea. American Lee Kiefer was able to make it to the quarterfinals before losing to Errigo 15-10. Other U.S. competitors Nzingha Prescod and Nicole Ross were eliminated in the round of 32.<br><br>Gymnastics: The U.S. men's team had a good day earning the top score in the qualifying round over Russia and Britain. They will be ranked first in the final round but none of the scores carry over, so it really doesn't mean a lot. In individual apparatus, and qualified in the all-around; in the floor exercise; Sam Mikulak in the vault and Leyva and in the horizontal bar.<br><br>Team Handball: The winners on the men's side were South Korea over Spain, Denmark over Sweden and France over Norway. On the women's side it was Russia over Angola, Brazil beating Croatia and Momntenegro over Britain.<br><br>Judo: In a bit of an upset, Russian Arsen Galstyan won the gold beating Hiroaki Hiroaka of Japan in the 132-pound class. Galstyan beat top-ranked Rishod Sobirov of Uzbekistan in the semifinal. Sobirov and Felipe Kitadai of Brazil were awarded bronze medals. There is no bronze medal match for the semifinal losers. In the women's 106-pound classification, Sarah Menezes of Brazil beat the defending Olympic champion Alina Dumitru of Romania to get the gold. The bronze medals went to Eva Csernoviczki of Hungary and Charline van Snick of Belgium. No Americans were in either competition.<br><br>Rowing: The U.S. pushed two crews into the finals on the first day of heats. The men's eight moved forward to Wednesday's final by winning its heat. And Sara Hendershot and Sarah Zelenka advanced to the A final in pairs. They finished second in their heat.<br><br>Shooting: The first medal of the Games went to Yi Siling of China in the women's 10-meter air rifle. She had to rally to beat Sylwia Bogacka of Poland for the gold. Yu Dan, also of China, finished third. But the U.S. advanced two shooters to the final for the first time since 2000. Jamie Gray finished fith and Sarah Scherer was seventh.<br><br>In the men's 10-meter air rifle, Jin Jongoh of South Kora picked up the gold, followed on the medal stand by Luca Tesconi of Italy and Andrija Zlatic of Serbia. U.S. shooters Daryl Szarenski and Jason Turner finished 23rd and 34th.<br><br>Table Tennis: Any time the U.S. wins a match, it's a time to celebrate. So, get at it. Ariel Hsing dominated with a four game victory over Yadira Silva of Mexico. She plays Xia Lian Ni of Luxembourg on Sunday. The other Americans, Lily Zhang lost in straight games to Cornelia Molnar of Croatia and lost in straight games to Song Nam King of North Korea.<br><br>Soccer: The U.S. women qualified for the quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Colombia. scored the first goal 33 minutes into the game. After the Colombians appeared tired late in the game the U.S scored followup goals by and . The U.S. next plays Tuesday against North Korea, a 5-0 loser to France on Saturday. In other play, Japan and Sweden played to a 0-0 tie; Brazil beat New Zealand 1-0; Canada topped South Africa 3-0 and Britain beat Cameroon 3-0.<br><br>Tennis: Serena Weilliams, in her first return to since winning two weeks ago, easily beat of Serbia in the first round 6-3, 6-1. advanced on the men's side 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 over Belgium's Olivier Rochus, while was eliminated by of Itlaly. Ryan Harrisonof the U.S. lost to of Colombia. did not play on the first day of competition. In a bit of a surprise, men's Wimbledon champion needed three sets to beat Colombia's Alejamdro Falla.<br><br>Volleyball: The U.S. women's team got off to a decent start with a four-set victory over South Korea 25-19, 25-17, 20-25, 25-21. The next game for the U.S. is against Brazil on Monday. In other matches, Japan beat Algeria 3 games to 0, Russia over Britain, 3-0, Italy over the Dominican Republic, 3-1 and China beat Serbia, 3-1.<br><br>Weightlifting: Wang Mingjuan of China won the gold in the women's 105-pound class with a total weight lift of 451 pounds. She is the four-time world champion. Hiromi Miyake of Japan got the silver and Ryang Chun Hwa of North Korea took home th bronze. There were no Americans in the competition.<br><br>?LONDON -- After the final dive, smiled a perfunctory smile for the cameras and then, a few steps later along the pool deck, dropped her arms and buried her head into her coach's shoulder.<br><br>On Sunday morning, Kenny Armstrong fortified his pupil with perspective: We've come a long way just to get here, he told Loukas. She'd gone from high school and college star to the Olympics to a mental wreck who couldn't manage the simplest dive to quitting the sport. And she returned to it, and it took her here.<br><br> The eighth place finish in the women's 3-meter springboard event was a disappointment. But only when Loukas began talking about how much she battled did she remember where she was going, and then a bubble of emotion choked the words and triggered the tears.<br><br>"The plan was to be done after this, which is where the tears are coming from, to know it's all over," a red-eyed Loukas said, with one droplet of saline lingering on her cheek. "Diving has been my life. So we'll see."<br><br>Winning the competition was Wu Minxia of China with countryman He Zi finishing second. Laura Sanchez Soto of Mexico was third.<br><br>Badminton: China went five for five in gold medals in this sport that found itself a flashpoint for controversy. Earlier, four teams were excluded from the tournament because they intentionally tried to lose a game for better positioning in later rounds. The men&rsquo;s title was won by Lin Dan, who beat Lee Chong Wei of , 15-21, 21-10, 21-19. Chen Long of China won the bronze when he beat Lee Hyun-il of South Korea.<br><br>Cycling: Lasse Norman Hansen of Denmark won the gold in the men&rsquo;s omnium, which is a combination of six events. Bryan Coquard of France won the silver and Edward Clancy got the bronze. of the U.S. did not make the final round and finished 12th.<br><br>Equestrian: A lot of teams are still in medal contention after the first day of show jumping. The U.S. sits in seventh, tied with Brazil. The leader is Saudi Arabia followed by Netherlands, Britain and Sweden. After the first day the field is cut to 15. The next round is Monday.<br><br>Fencing: The U.S. men&rsquo;s foil team of Race Imboden, Alexander Massialas and Gerek Meinhardt made it to the bronze medal match but was crushed by Germany, 45-27. The gold was won by Italy, which defeated Japan, 45-39.<br><br>Field hockey: In men&rsquo;s play, beat South Africa, 5-4, South Korea easily handled India, 4-1, Netherlands over German, 3-1 and Spain beat Argentina, 3-1. There were two ties, Britain-Australia (3-3) and New Zealand-Belgium (1-1).<br><br>Sailing: The first two sets of medals were awarded in this sport. In the men&rsquo;s Star, the gold went to Sweden followed by Britain and Brazil. The U.S. team of Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih finished seventh. This class will be eliminated for 2016 in Brazil. Zach Railey was well out of medal contention in the men&rsquo;s Finn finishing 12th. The gold went to Ben Ainslie of Britain while Jonas Hogh-Christensen of Denmark got the silver and Jonathan Lobert of France the bronze. Bob Willis finished his 10 races in men&rsquo;s windsurfing in 22nd position eliminating him from compettion. Only the top 10 boats continue. In the women&rsquo;s windsurfing, Farrah Hall finished 20th overall and also did not advance to the medal race. In the 49ers class, Erik Storck and Trevor Moore are in 15th place with two races to go before the medal race. Only the top 10 advance. In the women&rsquo;s 470, the U.S. team of Sarah Lihan and Amanda Clark are in eighth after six races.<br><br>Shooting: South Korea went 1-2 in the men&rsquo;s 50-meter pistol competition. Jin Jongoh collected the gold with teammate Choi Young Rae got the silver. Wang Zhiwei was awarded the bronze. Nick Mowrer of the U.S. finished 15th and Daryl Szarenski was 28th.<br><br>Synchronized swimming: After the first of three days of duet competition, the U.S. team of Mary Killman and Mariya Koroleva are 10th of 24 teams. It will be difficult for them to move into medal contention as they are almost 10 points behind first place Russia. China and Spain round out the top three.<br><br>Table tennis: Japan&rsquo;s women&rsquo;s team moves to the gold medal match after beating Singapore, 3-0. It will play the winner of Monday&rsquo;s match between China and South Korea. Regardless of the outcome it will be Japan&rsquo;s first ever medal in this sport.<br><br>Team handball: In women&rsquo;s play it was Brazil over Angola, Croatia beat Britain, South Korea topping Sweden, Spain over Norway, France beat Denmark and Montenegro and Russia playedto a tie.<br><br>Wrestling: As expected, the U.S. didn&rsquo;t make much of an impact in the 121- and 163-pound Greco-Roman competition. Spenser Mango lost in the first round of the repechage of the 121-pound class to finish eighth. Ben Provisor didn&rsquo;t make the repechage and finished 11th in the 163-pound class. Hamid Soryan of Iran was the gold medalist at 121 pounds. He beat Rovshan Bayramov of Azerbaijan in the final. Bronzes were awarded to Peter Modos of Hungary and Mingiyan Semenov of Russia. The 163 class was won by Roman Vlasov of Russia, who beat Arsen Julfalakyan of Armenia. Aleksandr Kazakevic of Lithuania and Emin Ahmadov of Azerbaijan won the bronze medals.?COMMENTING POLICY: Readers are encouraged to post comments that are germane to the article. We reserve the right to remove any user, and to delete comments that contain abusive language or personal threats, as well as those that are racist or demeaning. Readers may report comments by clicking "Report Abuse." Once a comment has been flagged, a Baltimore Sun staffer will investigate. for more information on commenting.?You've seen them at the mall, on the red carpet and maybe even in your own closet: booties and boots that hug the foot, are snug against the ankle, maybe encase the leg to the knee or above &#8212; but leave the toes peeking out from a small opening, exposed to the elements. What was once a demure peek-a-boo detail on pumps worn by boundary-pushing 1940s pinup girls has evolved into what often looks like the foot and ankle have been mummified, with the toes forgotten.<br><br>What gives?<br><br> It's partly sex, partly status and partly runway style pushing into the mass market.<br><br>Like the bust area, toes are generally seen as an erotic zone (toe cleavage anyone?), and the peep toe on a shoe is like a low-cut blouse that exposes cleavage. "There seems to be a lot of circumstantial evidence that people think of feet as a smaller version of the body," says Valerie Steele, director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. "The term 'toe cleavage' is related to breasts, and peep toe, as its name indicates, is like a type of peep show &#8212; a way of exposing part of yourself."<br><br>But the exposed toe had less risqu&#233; beginnings in modern Western civilization, according to Elizabeth Semmelhack, senior curator of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. The first time modern European women dared to show their toes was after the French Revolution, when the Neoclassical style influenced women to wear sandals to look like Grecian goddesses, she says.<br><br>Open-toe shoes made their way back into style after the Depression with a rise in the influence of beach culture. Sandals evolved into peep-toe evening shoes, a style that stayed strong through the 1940s. They resurfaced in fashion during the 1970s and more recently as tough, Frankenstein-goes-on-holiday, platform booties on the Alexander Wang spring 2009 runway. Since then, the style has been ubiquitous on runways and in shoe aisles alike.<br><br>Now it's fall and the footwear sitting in stores should be more suede and shearling than stiletto and open toe. But peep-toe boots still dominate sales floors, and toes will still be out in full force regardless of wind, rain or cooler weather.<br><br>The Kardashians could be partly to blame for perpetuating this peep-toe boot trend in a season when it doesn't seem to make sense. The reality-star sisters are seen in paparazzi pictures and on magazine covers wearing chunky peep-toe booties with second-skin skirts and ruffled blouses or strong-shouldered blazers. Sure, the juxtaposition of a shoe-boot against a thin ankle elongates and slims the whole leg, but such extravagant and impractical footwear also indicates that the wearer doesn't walk much farther than from her chauffeured car to dinner.<br><br>"We're seeing a lot of winter boots with an open toe and towering high heels," Steele says. "This has status implications, implying the message that you get out of the car and get onto the red carpet. You're not trudging through mud and snow. There is a definite combination of sex and status. These boots have a look of power."<br><br>For some, there is a simpler explanation for the peep toe's appeal. "It's a sandal and pump wrapped into one. That's what makes it so popular," says Steve Madden, whose footwear company is quick to jump on and reinterpret the shoe style du jour. The "two-fer" shoe gives a customer a little more bang for her buck in addition to the sex appeal of exposed toes.<br><br>A peep toe can be hard to wear. Sometimes the foot slides down and the toes stick out of the shoe, creating an unsightly "eagle talon" effect. A foot pad insert under the ball of the foot or a foam insert installed by a cobbler can help. Of course, attractive, pedicured toes are a must too.<br><br>Whether or not their feet were made for a peep toe, women are continuing to buy and wear these shoes even as they become an almost cartoonish form of footwear with over-the-knee lengths, Timberland-style uppers and combat boot details. Online retailer Endless.com has seen a large bump in sales of peep-toe boots over the last four years. This season a big seller for them is an olive green suede, military-inspired lace-up boot by Giuseppe Zanotti that can go "Jenny From the Block" as easily as it can be sleek and sophisticated.<br><br>"Boots are the part of clothing that we seem to be playing with the most," Steele says. "Most clothes now are quite bourgeois, but shoes can be quite out there. Just think of all those photographers at fashion week scrambling on the ground for shoe shots!" The toes are clearly the current erotic zone in fashion, even if that means that there will be a lot of cold feet out there this fall.<br><br>?Each week in Readers Recommend, the Travel section shares tips on hidden gems in the U.S. and abroad. Here is a roundup of the recommendations published in the last year. Although the information here was correct when it was published, some details may have changed, especially room rates abroad because of the dollar's fluctuations. Please contact the source to confirm prices and other information.<br><br>United States<br><br> <br><br> Alaska<br><br>Timberline Bed &amp; Breakfast, P.O. Box 126, Girdwood AK 99587; (907) 783-2404, . "In August, my husband and I spent a week at this wonderful B&amp;B. Unlike the B&amp;Bs we have in California, you have the 'apartment' to yourself. It has a full kitchen, bath and upstairs bedroom. The hosts, Gail and John, stock it with breakfast foods and beverages, so you fix it yourself when you are hungry. The scenery is beautiful, and the hot tub and balcony are the best." Double rooms from $125.<br><br> Carol and Al Coppock Downey<br><br>Grace and Bill's Freedom Hills B&amp;B, P.O. Box 502, Freedom Hills, Talkeetna AK 99676; (907) 733-2455, . "This bed and breakfast in the hills overlooking the Alaska Range, including Mt. McKinley, is absolutely wonderful. The rooms are spotless and newly constructed. Bill Germain, one of the owners, is a fantastic cook and a knowledgeable and charming host. On a clear day, there is no better view of the mountains. This stop was the highlight of staying in inns and other properties for two weeks throughout Alaska." Doubles from $99.<br><br> Karen Share<br><br>Los Angeles<br><br>A Memorable Experience B&amp;B, Rosewood Court, Homer AK 99603; (800) 720-9275, Ext. 7374, . "We stayed at this wonderful bed and breakfast on the Kenai Peninsula. It overlooks Homer, with spectacular views of Kachemak Bay and the mountains and glaciers beyond. The two bedrooms are spacious, and there is a shared living area with cable TV and kitchen. Hosts Donna and Kevin Maltz made us feel right at home. Not only did they share their expertise on all the activities in Homer, but they also served an exceptional continental breakfast." Doubles from $125 per night (two-night minimum).<br><br> Linda and Bob Fleischman<br><br>Los Angeles<br><br>Chena Ridge Rental, 2872 Rangifer Road, Fairbanks AK 99709; (907) 455-6687, . "This vacation rental house is like a home away from home, without the traffic, noise and police helicopters. This secluded, serene and comfortable cabin-style house is only a few minutes from the University of Alaska and downtown Fairbanks. The hosts, Duncan and Kristin, are friendly, charming and live close enough to be helpful when needed but far enough away to respect guests' privacy." House rental $99 a night with a two-night minimum, $600 per week.<br><br> Don Mankin<br><br>Venice<br><br><br><br> California<br><br>, 2301 5th Ave., Suite 401, Seattle, WA 98121; (888) 851-8133, . "Just wanted to recommend a cruise to the wine country. We sailed around San Francisco Bay, and when we woke up in the morning, we were docked on the Napa River. Tour buses picked us up, and we were off to the wine country. Three wineries and a lovely lunch in a cavern of one of the wineries, then back to the ship. We awoke at Mare Island and did three more wineries in Sonoma. This was one of the most relaxing cruises because it was small and intimate." Prices from $1,149.<br><br> Carmen Price<br><br>?<p>Arjun Rohit Adapa, Zachary Ryan Allentuck, Schuyler Olivia Ames, Kathryn Marie Andersen, Jenelle Flora Anderson, Kurtis LeRoy Anderson, Anthony Hagop Andonian, Austin Benjamin Arnold, Caitlin Brooke Asher</p><p>Marissa Leah Babazadeh, Danielle Ilana Lynn Bacharach, Rachel Sierra Bade, Soheil Bagheri, Zachary Alan Bailey, Brandon Ashkan Bakhshai, Elizabeth Anne Bamber, Rachel Elizabeth Beck, Jacob Douglas Benedict, Auctavius Devalle' Bennett, Julian James Berry, Kinjal Anand Bhatt, Anna-Teresia Ngobae Bibum, Ferdinand Junior Bikoi, Natalie Lynn Bird, Michael Scott Bishoff, Lauren Elyse Black, Kayla Michelle Blasher, Kara Nicole Boering, Sarah Marie Boies, Ryan Reise Brainard, Emmett Alan Brew, Carly Jacqueline Brunett, Nicholas John Bucci, Haley Elisabeth Butrum, Matthew Richard Bylis</p><p>Camille Lynnae' Calvin, Edward Charles Case, Sabrina Chakrabarti, Anupama Padmavathi Challa, Taylor Ann Chamberlain, Alissa Heidi Chapman, Connie Sarah-Zhang Chen, Stacie Jerxi Chiang, Elizabeth Yeaji Cho, MinHo Soo Cho, Nathan Heewon Choe, Luke McKay Chopper, Tayler Jillian Cinotti, Hailey Lynne Cirovski, Alexandra Grace Citara Manis, Bradley Robert Clark, Alexa Leigh Cohen, Morgan Taylor Cohen, Nina Marie Collins, Lucy Carol Connelly, Colleen Anne Connors, Kasenia Leigh Coulson, Allie Marie Coyle, Jordan Crawford, Hailey Rae Crouse, Paris Desirae Cummings, Michael Joseph Cusack</p> <p>Deena Jan Damschroder, Anthony Vincent Dancel, Nicholas Bijan Darvish, Shashwati Das, Brigid Ann Dass, Caitlin Aileen Davis, Conor Paul Davis, Kelly Michelle Davis, Madison Elizabeth Davis, Riley Frederick Davis, Brandon Michael DeLauney, Morgan Kendall DePauw, Paul Owen Del Riego, Devon Daniel Delbrugge, Lauren Rose Delmont, Ariana Estelle Hughes Dial, Eric Daniel Dietrich, Kelsey Lyn Dillman, Aryo Donboli, Kelsey Elizabeth Dunbar</p> <br> <p>Troy Andrew Edleman, Yasmine Mohamed Eshera, Jennifer Elizabeth Evans</p><p>Cecilia Ann Farley, Kirsten Renee Farley, Stephanie Renee Feldblum, Jackson Royce Feroe, Timothy Scott Fisher, Kristi Alyssa Fiste, William Jack Fitzpatrick, Tamra Louise Flowers, Christopher Jeremy Fox, Thomas Robert Fox, Tara Siobhan Frankhauser, Gary Alvin Franks, Constance Betsy Fu</p><p>Kendal Lorraine Naomi Virginia Galloway, Tess Patricia Gavagan, Christopher Dale Geaney, Daniel Louis Geldof, Jonathan Ari Geldof, Denise Elizabeth George, Emily Dell Glass, Elise Marie Gluck, Matthew Orion Gray, Matthew Patrick Greben, Kelly Ann Gregory, Hamraj Singh Grewal, Caroline Stabler Griffith, Jacob Matthew Grimes, Davis Michael Grove, Nikhil Aryaman Gulati, Dominique Bridgette Gunter</p><p>Sana Haider, Victoria Lea Handler, Sarah Grace Hansen, Molly Ellen Harding, Michael John Harrington, Delaney Amara Hartson, Kathleen Adelle Hawkins, Megan Nicole Healey, Shane Thomas Henderson, Ryan Michael Higgins, Higgs, Logan Thomas Melton Hill, Tatiana Yasmeen Hill, Juliane Sherman Hlibok, Julian Amil Hoffman-Mateya, Kelly Michelle Hogenson, Jonathan Spencer Hogue, Matthew John Hoshko, Crisanta Elena Hovet, Terrance Ronald Howell, Morgan Walter Hrab, Hashem Hraky, Lu-Hua Hung</p><p>Nathan James Ingley, Varsha Grama Iyengar</p><p>Alauna Kale Jackson, Allyson Elise Jayne, Samantha Courtney Jeffers, Sarah Pai-Shian Jin, Christina Nicole Johnson, Johnson, Karrs Devin Johnson, Seung Yun Jung</p><p>David Michael Kaiser, Samuel Louis Kane, Alicia Asol Kang, Yoo-Mi Kang, Pavaris Kaotira, Gregory Robert Karas, Saiprashanth Naidu Karri, Joshua Dakota Kashkett, Sophie Marguerite Keane, Morgayne Adriana Keyser, Sarah Alexandra Khademi, Anthony Robert Kiatta, Joshua M. Kil, Jonathan Kim, Kyle Suyoung Kim, Michael Soon Kim, Wendy Kim, Paul James Kinkead, Jeffrey Austin Kipke, Sylvia Joy Kitterman, Henry Ko, Cynthia Rianna Koster, Timothy Nickolay Krotkov, Pari Kumar, Eunice Yoomi Kwon</p><p>Mark Nay-Sing LaPointe, Randall Kenneth Whitehead Lawson, Brandon Sang-Houn Lee, Christian Lee, Felix Adam Lee, Kristin Kim Lee, Michael Won Lee, Andrew Ryan Levy, Claire Li, David Joaquin Llanso, Brian Max London, Taylor Aaron London, Margaret Emily Long, Nicholas Fernando Lopez, Emily Katherine Love, Dillon James Lunder, Zachary Donald Lynes</p><p>Elizabeth Ann MacNaught, Zachary Ben Madden, Pegah Maleki, Reinner Pineda Malenab, Samantha Cristina Mancuso, Yacine Manseur, Erica Joyuan Mao, John Rommel Marcelino, Katherine Taylor Marlatt, Sean Matthew Mason, Mitchell Patrick Mawhinney, Devin Michael Mayhew, Colin Matthew McCleaf, Mark Alexander McCombs, Kelsey Anne Dobal McEneaney, Shannon Marie McLaughlin, Maggie Elisabeth McNeill, Unnati Vikram Mehta, Ria Manoj Melhotra, Desiree Hoyling Mercure, Omar Abdallah Messallam, Evan Santos Mikolasko, Joseph Kyle Milici, Andrew Philip Montag, Michelle Alexandra Morice, Matthew Shinsato Morton</p><p>Katie Anne Nicole Neaves, Kelly Nguyen, Jack Dalton Noonan, Mary Jordan Nowaskey</p><p>Rebekah Grace O'Keefe, Daniel James O'Mara, Valerie Olufunmilola Obisesan, Matthew Curtis Oldhouser, Ifeoluwa Oluwatomi Olujobi, Dominic Joseph Ong, Lindsey Elizabeth Orcutt</p><p>Alexandra Marielle Parisien, Timothy Jeongho Park, Troy Youngjin Park, Alyssa Helen Parr, Rebecca Lee Paugh, James Slade Pearre, Sophea Pheav, Toula Pheav, Kevin James Phillips, Alexa Samantha Piper, Allison Renee Porter, Joshua Tyler Post, Pratik Prakash</p><p>Eric Huw Qiu</p><p>Alec Joseph Rau, Ashwin N. Reddi, Marisa Esther Renehan, Matthew Glen Renehan, Brian Patrick Reynolds, Leila Elliott Rezvani, Taylor Lynne Rhodes, Evan Daniel Richardson, James Andrew Riffle, Julia Selby Ripple, Nicholas Mark Riso, Jared James Robinson, Jason Tyler Rodriguez, Austin Richard Roe, Marta Maria Roman, Christina Lauren Romano, Juliette Corinne Rose, Justin Lee Rosenstein, Seth Ryan Rosenstein, Corinne Michelle Roth, Corey Ian Ruben</p><p>Anna Lauren Sachs, Ryan Travis Sale, Joel Yong-En Samelson, April Sabine Sanco, Holly Gagnon Sandler, Andrew John Schmit, Jodie Marissa Schumacher, Ashley Marie Selby, Alicia Marie Settle, Michelle Younghwa Seu, Omar Ahmed Shahab, Pauline Allyson Shih, Kyeong Taek (Justin) Shin, Daniel Jinsup Shinn, Lyle , Michael Abraham Silber, Jesse Russell Simpson, Aseem Veer Singh, Cierra Tianna Smith, Toby Keith Smith, Maxwell Jacob Sollod, Aaron Jesus Spain Bey, Nicholas Masaru , Reed Paul Stadler, Isabelle Susanne Staines, Sylvienne Della Staines, Jacob Aaron Stidham, Stuppard, Andrew Linwood Stutz, Harriyson Yilun Suh, Hwakyung Suh, Aline Danielle-Kim Swiec</p><p>Layla Yazmine Tajalli, Cody Austin Taylor, Thomas Tyler Testoff, Zain Imtiaz Thaver, Brian Gordon Tyrrell</p><p>Anne Marie Patricia Vaillancourt, Raamah Cinque Vaughn, Isabel Carmen Vera, Alexander Patrick Verschoore, Nicholas Mark Voyton, Nicholas Sydney Vukmer</p><p>Graham David Walters, Alexander Lee Wang, Yu-Dean Daniel Wang, Jennifer Kate Warner, Katie Lynn Warren, Tyler Patrick Watzin, Aaron Luther Wells, Anna Lynn Whipple, Matthew Stephen White, Nickolaus Brandon Whittaker, Nostalgia Cherokee Autumn Whittaker, Claire Elizabeth Williams, Jamie Annette Williams, Oluwatomi Oluwadurotimi Akinwande Williams, Amber Nicole Wiswell, Emily Anne Wong, Allison Elizabeth Woodhouse, Katherine Margaret Woolls</p><p>Benjamin Xu</p><p>Amanda Belle Yard, Jasmine Jeesook Yom, Jason Seungnoh Yoon, LeAnne Hannah Young, Aleshba Anwar Yousuf</p><p>James Jie Zhan, Vivian Mei Zhang, Oliver Kai Zhao, Joseph Kai Zia</p><p>All information in this section appears as provided by the schools indicated. Because of publication deadlines, in some instances students' names might have been provided prior to final review of requirements. Some students listed might not have completed all requirements to graduate.</p>?The Weinstein Co.'s music-based dramedy &quot;A Song for Marion&quot; will world preem in the Film Festival's closing night Gala slot, it was announced Tuesday along with 146 titles, including 35 world preems, in the Gala, Special Presentations, Contemporary World Cinema and Wavelengths program. Helmed by Paul and produced by Ken Marshall and Cutting Edge Group CEO Philip Moross, U.K.-lensed &quot;Song&quot; stars as a curmudgeon whose wife persuades him to join an unconventional local choir. World preeming as Galas are Peter Webber's -set, aftermath , &quot;Emperor,&quot; starring and plus &quot;What Maisie Knew,&quot; and 's modern take on a Henry James novella starring and . ' &quot;Yellow,&quot; a hallucinatory ensemble spin on modern society starring , and , will world preem in Special Presentations, as will Dante Ariola's offbeat romance &quot;Arthur Newman,&quot; with as a retired golf pro and co-starring; and Dan Algrant's &quot;Greetings from Tim Buckley&quot; (dramatizing the late singer 's brief career). 's sex-fueled buddy comedy &quot;Do Not Disturb&quot; (starring and Francois Cluzet) and 's &quot;Rhino Season&quot; (a Kurdish-Iranian poet seeks his wife after 20 years in prison) also world preem in the program. U.S. pics receiving their North American preem in Special Presentations include 's &quot;Bad 25,&quot; ' &quot;On The Road,&quot; 's &quot;Passion,&quot; 's &quot;The Master,&quot; ' &quot;The Paperboy,&quot; 's &quot;Spring Breakers&quot; and Henry Alex Rubin's &quot;Disconnect.&quot; 's romance &quot;Love is All You Need,&quot; starring , receives its North American preem in Special Presentations. Contemporary World Cinema (CWC) includes the world preem of ' fractured family ensemble piece &quot;The Fitzgerald Family Christmas&quot; in its 62-pic slate. U.S. pics in CWC include international preems of -winning director Ava DuVernay's &quot;Middle of Nowhere&quot; and James Ponsoldt's &quot;Smashed,&quot; and the North American preem of Jem Cohen's &quot;Museum Hours.&quot; World-preeming titles in CWC include Robert Connolly's take on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's early years &quot;Underground,&quot; Sara Johnsen's haunting romance &quot;All That Matters Is Past,&quot; Kasia Roslaniec's teen pregnancy story &quot;Baby Blues,&quot; Dror Sabo's vigilante odyssey &quot;Eagles,&quot; Jorge Torregrossa's mountain-set intrigue &quot;Fin (The End),&quot; Iannis Smaragdis' 18th-century pirate epic &quot;God Loves Caviar,&quot; Carols Sorin's recovery journey &quot;Gone Fishing,&quot; Zeze Gamboa's historical drama &quot;The Great Kilapy&quot; and Jan Hrebejk's middle-aged pot-boiler &quot;The Holy Quarternity.&quot; Andrzej Jakimowski's teacher tale &quot;Imagine,&quot; Marcelo Gomes' modern life meditation &quot;Once Upon A Time, I Was,&quot; Atiq Rahimi's bedside vigil &quot;The Patience Stone,&quot; John Akomfrah's Durer-inspired &quot;Peripeteia,&quot; Jonas d'Adesky's Haiti-set crime drama &quot;Three Kids,&quot; Licinio Azevedo's elegy to women who endured re-education camps &quot;Virgin Margarida,&quot; Perlin Esmer's wilderness-set &quot;Watchtower,&quot; Lenny Abrahamson's tragedy-fuelled coming-of-ager &quot;What Richard Did&quot; and Annemarie Jacir's mother-son refugee camp story &quot;When I Saw You&quot; also world preem in CWC. Asian titles world-preeming in CWC include Jo Sung-hee's village chiller &quot;A Werewolf Boy,&quot; co-helmers Anja Daelemans, Nicholas Bonner and Gwang Hun Kim's &quot;Comrade Kim Goes Flying&quot; about a coalminer's trapeze dreams, Yuki Tanada's erotic drama &quot;The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky,&quot; Peng Tao's lovelorn drama &quot;The Cremator,&quot; Luu Huynh's jealousy-fuelled &quot;In the Name of Love,&quot; Yikwan Kang's family drama &quot;Juvenile Offender&quot; and Sion Sono's aftermath tale &quot;The Land of Hope.&quot; This year Wavelengths, a curated program of 47 avant-garde film and video titles of various lengths, widens its scope to include narrative and docu features that would have been seen in the now defunct Visions. Feature highlights include the world preem of docu &quot;The Lebanese Rocket Society,&quot; about the nation's 1960s flirtation with space travel, the North American preem of Miguel Gomes' &quot;Tabu&quot; and Ying Liang's Locarno-winning &quot;When Night Falls&quot; and new work from Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Carlos Reygadas, Denis Cote and Heinz Emigholz. Future Projections, the fest's showcase of moving-image art installed in various downtown venues also announced Tuesday, include new works from Callum Cooper, Jeroen Eisinga, Sook-Yin Lee, Peaches, Luther Price, Kelly Richardson, Ming Wong and Liang Yue. Highlights of the fest's extensive industry programming include a master class with Olivier Assayas, Mogul sessions with Film4's Tessa Ross, FilmNation's Glen Basner and producer Jeremy Thomas, and a keynote on digital cinema from film scholar David Bordwell. Dialogue topics include green filmmaking, transmedia storytelling, indie filmmaking in and Africa, advances in exhibition technology and growth areas in distribution and marketing. The Toronto Film Festival runs Sept. 6 to 16.<br><br>GALAS &quot;Song for Marion,&quot; Paul Andrew Williams, UK (World Premiere) (closing night film) &quot;Emperor,&quot; Peter Webber, Japan/USA (World Premiere) &quot;What Maisie Knew,&quot; Scott McGehee, David Siegel, USA (World Premiere)<br><br> SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS &quot;Arthur Newman,&quot; Dante Ariola, USA (World Premiere) &quot;Bad 25,&quot; Spike Lee, USA (North American Premiere) &quot;Disconnect,&quot; Henry Alex Rubin, USA (North American Premiere) &quot;Do Not Disturb,&quot; Yvan Attal, (World Premiere) &quot;Greetings from Tim Buckley,&quot; Dan Algrant, USA (World Premiere) &quot;Love is All You Need,&quot; Susanne Bier, (North American Premiere) &quot;On The Road,&quot; Walter Salles, France/Brazil (North American Premiere) &quot;Passion,&quot; Brian De Palma, France/Germany (North American Premiere) &quot;Rhino Season,&quot; Bahman Ghobadi, Iraqi Kurdistan/Turkey (World Premiere) &quot;Spring Breakers,&quot; Harmony Korine, USA (North American Premiere) &quot;The Master,&quot; Paul Thomas Anderson, USA (North American Premiere) &quot;The Paperboy,&quot; Lee Daniels, USA (North American Premiere) &quot;The Son Did It,&quot; Daniele Cipr&#236;, Italy/France (North American Premiere) &quot;The Suicide Shop,&quot; , France/Belgium/Canada (International Premiere) &quot;Th&#233;r&#232;se Desqueyroux,&quot; Claude Miller, France (International Premiere) &quot;White Elephant,&quot; Pablo Trapero, Argentina/Spain (North American Premiere) &quot;Yellow,&quot; Nick Cassavetes, USA (World Premiere)<br><br>CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA &quot;3,&quot; Pablo Stoll Ward, Uruguay/Germany/Argentina (North American Premiere) &quot;A Hijacking,&quot; Tobias Lindholm, Denmark (North American Premiere) &quot;A Werewolf Boy,&quot; Jo Sung-hee, (World Premiere) &quot;After the Battle,&quot; Yousry Nasrallah, Egypt/France (North American Premiere) &quot;All That Matters is Past,&quot; Sara Johnsen, Norway (World Premiere) &quot;Baby Blues,&quot; Kasia Roslaniec, Poland (World Premiere) &quot;Barbara,&quot; Christian Petzold, (North American Premiere) &quot;Bwakaw,&quot; Jun Robles Lana, (International Premiere) &quot;Children of Sarajevo,&quot; Aida Begic, Bosnia-Herzegovina/Germany/France/Turkey (North American Premiere) &quot;Clandestine Childhood,&quot; Benjam&#237;n &#193;vila, Argentina/Spain/Brazil (North American Premiere) &quot;Comrade Kim Goes Flying,&quot; Anja Daelemans, Nicholas Bonner and Gwang Hun Kim, Belgium/North Korea/UK (World Premiere) &quot;The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky,&quot; Yuki Tanada, Japan (World Premiere) &quot;The Cremator,&quot; Peng Tao, (World Premiere) &quot;Dead Europe,&quot; Tony Krawitz, (International Premiere) &quot;Dust,&quot; Julio Hern&#225;ndez Cord&#243;n, Guatemala/Spain/Chile/Germany (North American Premiere) &quot;Eagles,&quot; Dror Sabo, Israel (World Premiere) &quot;Fin&quot; (The End), Jorge Torregrossa, Spain (World Premiere) &quot;The Fitzgerald Family,&quot; Christmas Edward Burns, USA (World Premiere) &quot;Fly With the Crane,&quot; Li Ruijun, China (North American Premiere) &quot;Ghost Graduation,&quot; Javier Ruiz Caldera, Spain (International Premiere) &quot;God Loves Caviar,&quot; Iannis Smaragdis, Greece/Russia (World Premiere) &quot;Gone Fishing,&quot; Carlos Sorin, Argentina (World Premiere) &quot;The Great Kilapy,&quot; Z&#233;z&#233; Gamboa, Angola/ Brazil/Portugal (World Premiere) &quot;Him, Here, After,&quot; Asoka Handagama, Sri Lanka (North American Premiere) &quot;Imagine,&quot; Andrzej Jakimowski, Poland/France/Portugal (World Premiere) &quot;In The Fog,&quot; Sergei Loznitsa, Germany/Russia/Belarus/The Netherlands/Latvia (North American Premiere) &quot;In the Name of Love,&quot; Luu Huynh, Vietnam (World Premiere) &quot;Jackie,&quot; Antoinette Beumer, The Netherlands (International Premiere) &quot;Jump,&quot; Kieron J. Walsh, Ireland/United Kingdom (International Premiere) &quot;Just the Wind,&quot; Bence Fliegauf, Hungary/Germany/France (North American Premiere) &quot;Juvenile Offender,&quot; Yikwan Kang, South Korea (World Premiere) &quot;Key of Life,&quot; Kenji Uchida, Japan (North American Premiere) &quot;Kinshasa Kids,&quot; Marc-Henri Wajnberg, (North American Premiere) &quot;The Land of Hope,&quot; Sion Sono, Japan (World Premiere) &quot;Middle of Nowhere,&quot; Ava DuVernay, USA (International Premiere) &quot;Museum Hours,&quot; Jem Cohen, Austria/USA (North American Premiere) &quot;Once Upon a Time Was I,&quot; Ver&#244;nica Marcelo Gomes, Brazil/France (World Premiere) &quot;Paradise: Love,&quot; Ulrich Seidl, Austria/Germany/France (North American Premiere) &quot;The Patience Stone,&quot; Atiq Rahimi Afghanistan/France (World Premiere) &quot;Penance,&quot; Kioshi Kurosawa, Japan (North American Premiere) &quot;Peripeteia,&quot; John Akomfrah, United Kingdom/Holland (World Premiere) &quot;Road North,&quot; Mika Kaurism&#228;ki, Finland (International Premiere) &quot;Shores of Hope,&quot; Toke Constantin Hebbeln, Germany (International Premiere) &quot;Sleeper's Wake,&quot; Barry Berk, South Africa (International Premiere) &quot;Smashed,&quot; James Ponsoldt, USA (International Premiere) &quot;The Thieves,&quot; Choi Dong-hoon, South Korea (North American Premiere) &quot;The , An Incarnation,&quot; Girish Kasaravalli, India (International Premiere) &quot;Three Kids,&quot; Jonas d'Adesky, Belgium (World Premiere) &quot;Three Worlds,&quot; Catherine Corsini, France (North American Premiere) &quot;Thy Womb,&quot; Brillante Mendoza, The Philippines (North American Premiere) &quot;Underground,&quot; Robert Connolly, Australia (World Premiere) &quot;Virgin,&quot; Margarida Licinio Azevedo, Mozambique (World Premiere) &quot;Watchtower,&quot; Pelin Esmer, Turkey/Germany/France (World Premiere) &quot;What Richard Did,&quot; Lenny Abrahamson, Ireland (World Premiere) &quot;When I Saw You,&quot; Annemarie Jacir, Palestine/Jordan/Greece (World Premiere) &quot;Zabana!,&quot; Sa&#239;d Ould-Khelifa, (World Premiere)<br><br>WAVELENGTHS - Features &quot;The Last Time I Saw &quot; (A &#218;ltima Vez Que Vi Macau), (North American Premiere) &quot;Jo&#227;o,&quot; Pedro Rodrigues, Jo&#227;o Rul Guerra da Mata, Portugal/France, 85' &quot;differently, Molussia&quot; (autrement, la Molussie), Nicolas Rey, France, 81' (Canadian Premiere) &quot;Bestiaire,&quot; Denis C&#244;t&#233;, Canada/France, 72' (Canadian Premiere) &quot;Far From Afghanistan,&quot; John Gianvito, Jon Jost, Minda Martin, Soon-Mi Yoo, Travis Wilkerson, USA, 129' (North American Premiere) &quot;The Fifth Season,&quot; Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth, Belgium/The Netherlands/France, 94' (North American Premiere) &quot;The Lebanese Rocket Society,&quot; Joana Hadjithomas,&quot; Khalil Joreige, Qatar, 93' (World Premiere) &quot;Leviathan Lucien Castaing-Taylor,&quot; V&#233;r&#233;na Paravel, France/United Kingdom/USA, 87' (North American Premiere) &quot;Perret in France and Algeria,&quot; Heinz Emigholz, Germany, 110' (North American Premiere) &quot;Post Tenebras Lux,&quot; Carlos Reygadas, Mexico/France/The Netherlands/Germany, 120' (North American Premiere) &quot;Tabu,&quot; Miguel Gomes, Portugal/Germany/Brazil/France, 110' (North American Premiere) &quot;Three Sisters,&quot; Wang Bing, China, 153' (North American Premiere) &quot;When Night Falls&quot; (Wo hai you hua yao shuo), Ying Liang, South Korea/China, 70' (North American Premiere)<br><br>Click for more international news on Variety.com.<br><br>?On a mission from their leader, five young men arrived in Chicago to open a little fish shop on Elston Avenue. Back then, in 1980, people of their faith were castigated as "Moonies" and called cult members. Yet the Japanese and American friends worked grueling hours and slept in a communal apartment as they slowly built the foundation of a commercial empire.<br><br>They were led by the vision of Rev. , the self-proclaimed messiah who sustained their spirits as they played their part in fulfilling the global business plan he had devised.<br><br> Moon founded his controversial Unification Church six decades ago with the proclamation that he was asked by Jesus to save humanity. But he also built the empire blending his conservative politics, savvy capitalism and flair for spectacles such as mass weddings in .<br><br>In a remarkable story that has gone largely untold, Moon and his followers created an enterprise that reaped millions of dollars by dominating one of America's trendiest indulgences: sushi.<br><br>Today, one of those five Elston Avenue pioneers, Takeshi Yashiro, serves as a top executive of a sprawling conglomerate that supplies much of the raw fish Americans eat.<br><br>Adhering to a plan Moon spelled out more than three decades ago in a series of sermons, members of his movement managed to integrate virtually every facet of the highly competitive seafood industry. The Moon followers' seafood operation is driven by a commercial powerhouse, known as True World Group. It builds fleets of boats, runs dozens of distribution centers and, each day, supplies most of the nation's estimated 9,000 sushi restaurants.<br><br>Although few seafood lovers may consider they're indirectly supporting Moon's religious movement, they do just that when they eat a buttery slice of tuna or munch on a morsel of eel in many restaurants. True World is so ubiquitous that 14 of 17 prominent Chicago sushi restaurants surveyed by the Tribune said they were supplied by the company.<br><br>Over the last three decades, as Moon has faced down accusations of brainwashing followers and personally profiting from the church, he and sushi have made similar if unlikely journeys from the fringes of American society to the mainstream.<br><br>These parallel paths are not coincidence. They reflect Moon's dream of revitalizing and dominating the American fishing industry while helping to fund his church's activities.<br><br>"I have the entire system worked out, starting with boat building," Moon said in "The Way of Tuna," a speech given in 1980. "After we build the boats, we catch the fish and process them for the market, and then have a distribution network. This is not just on the drawing board; I have already done it."<br><br>In the same speech, he called himself "king of the ocean." It proved not to be an idle boast. The businesses now employ hundreds, including non-church members, from the frigid waters of the Alaskan coast to the iconic American fishing town of , Mass.<br><br>Records and interviews with church insiders and competitors trace how Moon and members of his movement carried out his vision.<br><br>In a recent interview Rev. Phillip Schanker, a Unification Church spokesman, said the seafood businesses were "not organizationally or legally connected" to Moon's church, but were simply "businesses founded by members of the Unification Church."<br><br>Schanker compared the relationship to successful business owners-such as J. Willard "Bill" Marriott, a prominent Mormon who founded the hotel chain that bears his name-who donate money to their church.<br><br>"Marriott supports the Mormon Church but no one who checks into a Marriott Hotel thinks they are dealing with Mormonism," he said. "In the same way I would hope that every business founded by a member based on inspiration from Rev. Moon's vision also would be in a position to support the church."<br><br><br>LEADER'S SEAFOOD STRATEGY<br><br>But links between Moon's religious organization and the fish businesses are spelled out in court and government records as well as in statements by Moon and his top church officials. For one thing, Moon personally devised the seafood strategy, helped fund it at its outset and served as a director of one of its earliest companies.<br><br>Moon's Unification Church is organized under a tax-exempt non-profit entity called The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity. The businesses are controlled by a separate non-profit company called Unification Church International Inc., or UCI.<br><br>?<p>Howard held off defending champion Centennial at the 35th annual Howard County Championship meet, April 22 at the pool.</p><p>Because swimming is not a sport that is sanctioned by the county's high school athletic program, the event is sponsored by the Columbia Clippers club team.</p><p>Each school had a captain that recruited his or her classmates to form a team.</p> <p>Although Howard County public school swimmers get only one chance a year to represent their high school in the pool, many local swimmers will be continuing in college next year. They include Centennial's Jennifer Zhang (Cornell) and William Yang (Yale), Howard's Catherine Frediani (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) and Kelly Yang (Richmond), Long Reach's Stephanie Foster (Washington and Lee), Marriotts Ridge's Taylor Hollingsworth (College of Charleston), Reservoir's Diane Brown (Vermont) and Wilde Lake's Alicia Frey (Bloomsburg).</p> <br> <p>Combined team scores: 1. Howard, 794.5; 2. Centennial, 772; 3. Mt. Hebron, 622; 4. Reservoir, 604; 5. River Hill, 484; 6. Wilde Lake, 426; 7. Atholton, 396.5; 8. Long Reach, 233; 9. Marriotts Ridge, 231; 10. Oakland Mills, 69; 11. Hammond, 28; 12. Glenelg, 17.</p><p>Top 10 individuals (events are in yards):</p><p>Boys 50 freestyle: 1. William Yang, C, 23.11; 2. Drew Wolter, A, 23.69; 3. Kevin Hu, C, 24.01; 4. Jake Lamparella, MH, 24.40; 5. Kyle Courtney, A, 25.09; 5. Zachary Grissom, Ho, 25.09; 7. Mat Grinnell, RH, 25.11; 8. Lance Taweel, Re, 25.20; 9. Michael Shaham, WL, 25.38; 10. Carl Vanasse, RH, 25.55.</p><p>Girls 50 freestyle: 1. Porshe Brown, OM, 25.27; 2. Diane Brown, Re, 25.32; 3. Casey West, Ho, 25.57; 4. Melanie Watt, LR, 26.33; 5. Rachel Latzko, RH, 27.34; 6. Rachel Banilower, RH, 28.22; 7. Kayla Hess, A, 28.41; 8. Audrey Zohorsky, MH, 28.72; 9. Sam Solomotis, A, 29.99; 10. Hannah Green, MH, 30.01.</p><p>Boys 100 butterfly: 1. Noah Pritchard, WL, 54.28; 2. Philip Adejumo, Ho, 54.67; 3. Alex Ewart, C, 55.97; 4. Andrew Coe, C, 56.61; 5. Jack Saunderson, Re, 56.71; 6. Ryan Webb, Re, 58.27; 7. Yacine Manseur, RH, 1:02.09; 8. Wynne Kirchner, Ho, 1:03.86; 9. Zach Burnett, WL, 1:04.36; 10. John Parsons, OM, 1:13.24.</p><p>Girls 100 butterfly: 1. Kelley Yang, Ho, 58.91; 2. Alicia Frey, WL, 1:02.02; 3. Bizu Baldinazzo, WL, 1:04.18; 4. Anne Warren, MH, 1:05.37; 5. Audrey Zohorsky, MH, 1:05.54; 6. Melanie Watt, LR, 1:06.32; 7. Eileen Zohorsky, MH, 1:08.82; 8. Taylor Hollingsworth, MR, 1:08.92; 9. Neha Amin, RH, 1:10.57; 10. Monica Koh, OM, 1:21.41.</p><p>Boys 50 breaststroke: 1. Austin Taylor, A, 29.79; 2. Joe Kogan, A, 30.07; 3. Jeffrey Tse, C, 30.62; 4. Ivan Lee, MH, 31.98; 5. Lance Taweel, Re, 32.40; 6. Jeffrey Sham, C, 34.68; 7. Tim Virostek, WL, 35.11; 8. Mat Grinnell, RH, 35.26; 9. Tajuddin Ingram, Re, 35.78; 10. Deep Sinha, C, 36.51.</p><p>Girls 50 breakstroke: 1. Victoria Radcliffe, Ho, 33.80; 2. Maddie Weinberg, MH, 34.11; 3. Rachel Latzko, RH, 34.17; 4. Sarah Hurly, MR, 35.96; 5. Amanda Tun, Re, 37.29; 6. Natasha Lobo, MR, 37.45; 7. Sydnee Shannon, Ho, 37.59; 8. Jena Rutten, Re, 39.75; 9. Juliana Kaiser, WL, 40.06; 10. Kayla Hess, A, 41.15.</p><p>Boys 100 backstroke: 1. Austin Gabel, RH, 55.63; 2. David Lazris, WL, 56.66; 3. Alexander Gliese, LR, 57.85; 4. Alex Ewart, C, 58.74; 5. Adam Sachs, C, 1:04.23; 6. Michael Smith, MH, 1:04.57; 7. Kyle Courtney, A, 1:09.18; 8. John Parsons, OM, 1:09.68; 9. Connor Lineberry, Re, 1:10.42; 10. Ben Ailinger, Re, 1:14.23.</p><p>Girls 100 backstroke: 1. Catherine Frediani, Ho, 1:02.17; 2. Stephanie Foster, LR, 1:03.51; 3. Paige Lorton, RH, 1:05.79; 4. Meghan Lanchart, C, 1:07.38; 5. Anita Amin, RH, 1:07.82; 6. Tasha Powers, A, 1:07.88; 7. Victoria Radcliffe, Ho, 1:08.02; 8. Anastasiya Volkova, Ho, 1:08.69; 9. Kaitlyn Warner, MH, 1:11.12; 10. Hollie Adejumo, Ho, 1:16.90.</p><p>Boys 200 medley relay: 1. Centennial A (Chin, Tse, Arbaugh, Hu), 1:46.87; 2. Atholton A, 1:49.77; 3. Reservoir A, 1:53.32; 4. Howard A, 1:54.71; 5. Mt. Hebron A, 1:55.04; 6. Centennial B, 2:03.75; 7. Howard B, 2:05.49; 8. Reservoir B, 2:15.01.</p><p>Girls 200 medley relay: 1. Howard A (Frediani, Radcliffe, West, Yang), 1:56.38; 2. Howard B, 2:03.43; 3. Centennial A, 2:04.74; 4. Mt. Hebron A, 2:07.22; 5. Mt. Hebron B, 2:07.76; 6. Long Reach A, 2:10.16; 7. Reservoir A, 2:10.51; 8. River Hill A, 2:16.17; 9. Wilde Lake A, 2:17.12.</p><p>Mixed 250 free relay: 1. Wilde Lake A (Allera, Baldinazzo, Lazris, Pritchard), 2:13.21; 2. Centennial A, 2:13.70; 3. Howard A, 2:25.36; 4. Reservoir A, 2:28.23; 5. River Hill A, 2:31.26; 6. Long Reach A, 2:31.29; 7. Atholton A, 2:31.43; 8. Reservoir B, 2:34.59; 9. Mt. Hebron A, 2:44.42.</p><p>Boys 50 butterfly: 1. Philip Adejumo, Ho, 25.30; 2. Jon Arbaugh, C, 25:39; 3. Yacine Manseur, RH, 26.98; 4. Jordan Lee, MR, 28.75; 5. TJ Mallo, WL, 28.84; 6. Carl Vanasse, RH, 29.11; 7. Bobby Mitchell, Ha, 30.74; 8. Zachary Miller, A, 30.80; 9. Alexander Kozlowski, Ho, 31.51; 10. Jonathan Haoo, Ho, 31.52.</p><p>Girls 50 butterfly: 1. Kelley Yang, Ho, 26.27; 2. Casey West, Ho, 26.66; 3. Diane Brown, Re, 29.19; 4. Meghan Patton, Ho, 29.53; 5. Tasha Powers, A, 30.88; 6. Sam Solomotis, A, 31.91; 7. Maria Allera, WL, 33.16; 8. Cassidy Delaney, MR, 34.05; 9. Jena Rutten, Re, 36.51; 10. Kelsey Roher, Ha, 36.78.</p><p>Boys 100 freestyle: 1. Drew Wolter, A, 52.03; 2. Patrick Chin, C, 52.44; 3. Andrew Coe, C, 52.65; 4. Kevin Hu, C, 53.38; 5. Ryan Webb, Re, 54.22; 6. Alex Symmes, G, 55.27; 7. Parker Meek, Ho, 56.89; 8. Adam Sachs, C, 57.28; 9. Ryan Smith, MH, 57.78; 10. Tim Johnson, MH, 57.93.</p>?Say "so long" to short skirts and hello (again) to the 1970s. Get ready to banish black from your wardrobe and get creative with color.<br><br>Now that the spring runway shows are over in New York, Milan and Paris, it's up to department store fashion directors and boutique owners to package the big ideas. Chanel's garden party, Balenciaga's punk brigade and Marc Jacobs' 1970s show were all memorable on the runways, but will they make it to store racks?<br><br> Here, retailers offer their takeaways from the season, and ideas about how the trends might trickle down to you.<br><br>Ken Downing, senior vice president and fashion director, <br><br>Big idea: The vintage effect, fueled by the major YSL retrospective exhibition that just closed in August in Paris. On the runway, designers nodded to Saint Laurent's rich peasant look, Orientalism and "le smoking" [his signature tuxedo].<br><br>Must haves: Fluid, sheer fabrics and longer hemlines (just above the ankle or to the floor) as we saw at Lanvin, and wide-leg trousers and a white pantsuit with Bianca Jagger swagger. The tuxedo jacket, it's not just evening wear anymore. For accessories, it's all about flat sandals because as a woman begins to add longer hemlines to her wardrobe, flat sandals work best with the new proportion.<br><br>I'm also loving what I'm calling the "Helmut language" [a reference to Helmut Lang's utilitarian designs from the early 1990s], and the idea of adding a sporty attitude to dressed-up clothing using color-blocking, buckles, straps or parachute fabrics.<br><br>Will punk take to the streets? Not now. We just cycled through a moment when the 1980s were really influential, along with strong shoulders, so punk doesn't look new to me. But where it ends up, we'll have to watch the runways to find out.<br><br>Colleen Sherin, fashion market director, Saks Fifth Avenue<br><br>Big idea: The color story. Bold, bright, vibrant color worked into color-blocked effects and combining colors in unexpected ways.<br><br>Must haves: A longer-length skirt or dress as seen at and Proenza Schouler in New York, D&amp;G and Fendi in Milan and Chanel in Paris. Open-weave knitwear in natural white, ivory or beige crochet, macram&#233;, mesh or fishnet, as seen at Rag &amp; Bone, Alexander Wang, for Tse, Alberta Ferretti and Celine. And a crisp poplin shirt. We saw it with slouchy wide-leg trousers and skirts for a pared-down look. We also saw it as a play on masculine and feminine at Balenciaga, Stella McCartney and Celine. A trench coat looks great with a longer hemline peeking out. I love the sheer organza ones at Phillip Lim and Christian Cota, and the matte python trench at Emilio Pucci.<br><br>In terms of accessories, fringe is everywhere &#8212; on handbags, jewelry and scarves. A shoulder or flap bag is key because it fits into the 1970s trend, as does a pair of platform wedges.<br><br>Will punk take to the streets? Not in a big way. We've done that trend recently with leathers and studs and grommets, and not enough time has passed to go back. But it may be something we will touch on in our contemporary department.<br><br>Stephanie Solomon, fashion director, <br><br>Big idea: Color and print. And this is a serious shift because we've been in love with black for so long.<br><br>Must haves: A dress or skirt with a hemline hovering around the knees or below. In New York, Alexander Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs, and Rebecca Taylor all had great longer lengths. In Milan, we saw it at Versace, Dolce &amp; Gabbana, Jil Sander and Roberto Cavalli. Sometimes these longer skirts have asymmetrical hems or slits, which we saw at Fendi, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin and Stella McCartney.<br><br>It sounds like a myth that hemlines matter, but they do because when you go longer, you have to change your shoes and you have to change your coat. You need flat, wedge or platform sandals. And the long trench coat is chicest with this length. I'm also liking boyfriend jackets over longer skirts.<br><br>Will punk take to the streets? In a way. You have to have the rock 'n' roll element, otherwise it would get too boring. I would take a studded leather jacket, something that looks worn and torn and ragged from Burberry Prorsum or Givenchy, and put it over a really frothy feminine dress like we saw at Dior. That dichotomy looks right. Or you can be a punk one day and a virgin the next!<br><br>?<p> Alexandra Plant of Wyoming Valley West won the girls Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, crossing the finish line in 19:29 at McDade Park.</p><p>Catherine Lombardo placed second overall (19:37) and led her Pittston Area squad to the girls team championship by 34 points over Pleasant Valley.</p><p>Tara Johnson (19:46) placed second for Pittston Area and third overall. Emily Seaman was 13th in 21:36.</p> <p>The Spartans finished fourth as a team with 123 points and Dallas was seventh with 215.</p><p>Julia Mericle of Wyoming Valley West was 12th overall in a time of 21:28.</p><p>Top Teams</p><p>1. Pittston Area 74; 2. Pleasant Valley 108; 3. North Pocono 120; 4. Wyoming Valley West 123; 5. Holy Cross 133; 6. Prep 156; 7. Dallas 215; 8. Sullivan West 220; 9. Mid Valley 236; 9. Susquehanna 236</p><p>Local Teams</p><p>Pittston Area</p><p>2. Catherine Lombardo 19:37; 3. Tara Johnson 19:46; 13. Emily Seaman 21:36; 22. Abby Sheerer 21:56; 34. Kaitlynn Kuchta 22:58; 40. Olivia Lanza 23:17; 50. Kristen Lombardo 23:47</p><p>Wyoming Valley West</p><p>1. Alexandra Plant 19:29; 12. Julia Mericle 21:28; 27. Amy Paddock 22:26; 36. Onyoo Park, 22:59; 47. Elizabeth Wood 23:29; 54. Sophie Rittenhouse 24:07; 60. Lydia Ellsworth 24:38</p><p>Dallas</p><p>21. Katie Gross 21:51; 31. Megan Ostrum 22:50; 42. Allison Amos 23:18; 55. Madison Gilhooley 24:17; 66. Christina Valenti 25:14; 74. Krista Vivian 25:56; 84. Kaylin Augustine 27:17</p><p>Wyoming Seminary</p><p>30. Alannah Trombetta 22:48; 73. Drishti Maniar 25:54; 81. Katherine Maximov 26:34; 85. Kat Rogers 27:53; 92. Ava Alexander 29:55; 93. Emily Gabriel 31:41</p><p>Other Top Finishers</p><p>4. Kait Lewis, North Pocono, 20:09; 5. Ivy Christensen, Susquehanna Comm., 21:03; 6. Samantha Young, Pleasant Valley, 21:06; 7. Nicole Kobylanski, Mid Valley, 21:17; 8. Erin Feeney, Scranton Prep, 21:21; 9. Mackenzie Greenfield, Holy Cross, 21:22; 10. Tess Kearns, Holy Cross, 21:24</p><p>Boys</p><p>Dominic Hockenbury placed second overall in 16:45 and Kieran Sutton (16:53) took third overall for Lake-Lehman.</p>?<p>World Trade Center:</p><p>Gordon M. Aamoth, Jr.<br>Edelmiro Abad<br>Maria Rose Abad<br>Andrew Anthony Abate<br>Vincent Abate<br>Laurence Christopher Abel<br>William F. Abrahamson<br>Richard Anthony Aceto<br>Jesus Acevedo Rescand<br>Heinrich Bernhard Ackermann<br>Paul Acquaviva<br>Donald LaRoy Adams<br>Patrick Adams<br>Shannon Lewis Adams<br>Stephen George Adams<br>Ignatius Udo Adanga<br>Christy A. Addamo<br>Terence E. Adderley, Jr.<br>Sophia Buruwad Addo<br>Lee Allan Adler<br>Daniel Thomas Afflitto<br>Emmanuel Akwasi Afuakwah<br>Alok Agarwal<br>Mukul Kumar Agarwala<br>Joseph Agnello<br>David Scott Agnes<br>Brian G. Ahearn<br>Jeremiah Joseph Ahern<br>Joanne Marie Ahladiotis<br>Shabbir Ahmed<br>Terrance Andre Aiken<br>Godwin Ajala<br>Gertrude M. Alagero<br>Andrew Alameno <br>Margaret Ann Alario<br>Gary M. 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Vauk, USNR<br>LTC Karen J. Wagner, USA<br>Meta L. (Fuller) Waller<br>SPC Chin Sun Pak Wells, USA<br>SSG Maudlyn A. White, USA<br>Sandra L. White<br>Ernest M. Willcher<br>LCDR David L. Williams, USN<br>MAJ Dwayne Williams, USA<br>RMC Marvin Roger Woods, USN, Retired<br>IT2 Kevin W. Yokum, USN<br>ITC Donald M. Young, USN<br>Edmond G. Young, Jr.<br>Lisa L. Young</p><p> American Airlines Flight 77</p><p>Paul W. Ambrose<br>Yeneneh Betru<br>Mary Jane Booth<br>Bernard C. Brown, II<br>CAPT Charles F. Burlingame III, USNR, Retired<br>Suzanne M. Calley<br>William E. Caswell<br>David M. Charlebois<br>Sarah M. Clark<br>Asia S. Cottom<br>James D. Debeuneure<br>Rodney Dickens<br>Eddie A. Dillard<br>LCDR Charles A. Droz III, USN, Retired<br>Barbara G. Edwards<br>Charles S. Falkenberg<br>Dana Falkenberg<br>Zoe Falkenberg<br>J. Joseph Ferguson<br>Darlene E. Flagg<br>RADM Wilson F. Flagg, USNR, Retired<br>1stLt Richard P. Gabriel, USMC, Retired<br>Ian J. Gray<br>Stanley R. Hall<br>Michele M. Heidenberger<br>Bryan C. Jack<br>Steven D. Jacoby<br>Ann C. Judge<br>Chandler R. Keller<br>Yvonne E. Kennedy<br>Norma Cruz Khan<br>Karen Ann Kincaid<br>Dong Chul Lee<br>Jennifer Lewis<br>Kenneth E. Lewis<br>Renee A. May<br>Dora Marie Menchaca<br>Christopher C. Newton<br>Barbara K. Olson<br>Ruben S. Ornedo<br>Robert Penninger<br>Robert R. Ploger III<br>Zandra F. Ploger <br>Lisa J. Raines<br>Todd H. Reuben<br>John P. Sammartino<br>George W. Simmons<br>Donald D. Simmons<br>Mari-Rae Sopper<br>Robert Speisman<br>Norma Lang Steuerle<br>Hilda E. Taylor<br>Leonard E. Taylor<br>Sandra D. Teague<br>Leslie A. Whittington<br>CAPT John D. Yamnicky, Sr., USN, Retired<br>Vicki Yancey<br>Shuyin Yang<br>Yuguag Zheng</p><p>United Airlines Flight 93</p><p>Christian Adams<br>Lorraine G. Bay<br>Todd Beamer<br>Alan Beaven<br>Mark K. Bingham<br>Deora Frances Bodley<br>Sandra W. Bradshaw<br>Marion Britton<br>Thomas E. Burnett Jr.<br>William Cashman<br>Georgine Rose Corrigan<br>Patricia Cushing<br>Jason Dahl<br>Joseph Deluca<br>Patrick Driscoll<br>Edward Porter Felt<br>Jane C. Folger<br>Colleen Fraser<br>Andrew Garcia<br>Jeremy Glick<br>Lauren Grandcolas<br>Wanda A. Green<br>Donald F. Greene<br>Linda Gronlund<br>Richard Guadagno<br>Leroy Homer, Jr.<br>Toshiya Kuge<br>CeeCee Lyles<br>Hilda Marcin<br>Waleska Martinez <br>Nicole Miller<br>Louis J. Nacke, II<br>Donald Arthur Peterson<br>Jean Hoadley Peterson<br>Mark Rothenberg<br>Christine Snyder<br>John Talignani<br>Honor Elizabeth Wainio<br>Deborah Ann Jacobs Welsh<br>Kristin Gould White</p><p>(Names )</p>?<p>Jennifer Bryan has been working in TV and Film for over 20 years, beginning as a wardrobe assistant and supervisor on films such as Manhunter, Married to the Mob, Goodfellas and Jungle Fever. She then moved on to costume designer, working on films such as Barbershop II and TV shows, including Dark Angel, Las Vegas, Knight Rider, and currently, Vampire Diaries.</p><p>Jennifer was kind enough to do a Q&#038;A with The Pursuitist, talking about her background and the role of the costume designer on a Hollywood set.</p><p>Q. Tell us about yourself.<br>J.B. I am currently the head costume designer for “Vampire Diaries” on the CW. I studied fashion design at Pratt Institute, and a few years after I stumbled into the entertainment side of fashion and began working on Broadway shows, commercials and TV shows. When I was younger I never really gave much thought into working with celebrities. I just thought they had an unending closet!</p><p>Q. Describe the role of the costume designer on a TV show or film.<br>J.B. After the scripts are written, I have to study them and dissect them for wardrobe changes and stunts that need to be taken into consideration when designing costumes. Next I begin finding the clothes I need for that episode. I&#8217;ll go wherever I need to get the right things, from malls to thrift stores, to the big costume rental houses in Los Angeles. In addition I have a lot of meetings with the creative departments in order to ensure that everything looks seamless and collaborative when the show airs.</p><p>Q. Where do you draw your inspiration as a designer?<br>J.B. My inspiration as a designer comes from the ideas behind the writers vision. I&#8217;ll do research for thematic episodes, and I pay attention to what young people are wearing. I love to people watch. Sometimes I see outfits on the street and I think to myself, &#8220;How did she figure to put that together?&#8221;</p><p>Q. Who are some of your favorite designers?<br>J.B. Two of my favorite designers are Alexander Wang and Vivienne Westwood. They both push the envelope and take street fashion to a design level. I love Vivienne Westwood&#8217;s unexpected construction and Alexander Wang&#8217;s mastery in draping modern knits.</p><p>Q. How did you become a costume designer?<br>J.B. After graduating from college I was working as a buyer for a major department store on Seventh Ave. A friend told me about an internship on a movie that was filming in the city. I was intrigued. They hired me as the wardrobe department intern. My friends thought I was crazy to leave a secure job to work as an intern for next to nothing. But I had to take a gamble and it paid off. I was never one for sitting behind a desk all day and staring at numbers on a computer anyway. I really worked my way up from the bottom, polishing a pile of shoes, to doing mountains of laundry for Broadway shows, you name it, I did it!</p><p>Q. If someone is interested in getting into the industry, what advice would you offer?<br>J.B. If you get an opportunity to intern or assist it could be a good way to enter styling or design. It is important to be open to learning and be patient. The world will conspire to get it for you, if you want it bad enough.</p><p>Q. What are some your favorite designs that we can see the TV shows and films you&#8217;ve worked on?<br>J.B. I have designed for different types of TV shows, movies and Commercials. I had fashion fun on &#8220;Las Vegas,” hip hop fun on &#8220;Barbershop 2&#8243; and futuristic fun on &#8220;Dark Angel.&#8221; Now I am having vampire fun on “Vampire Diaries”!</p><p>Q. What are your future plans &#8211; in Hollywood and outside of Hollywood?<br>J.B. For now, “Vampire Diaries” keeps me very busy! I&#8217;m working on developing a line of sexy sandals and accessories that I hope to launch next year. It looks like I will come full circle and have my line on Seventh Ave again!</p><p>Below are some exclusive photos showcasing Jennifer&#8217;s work on CW&#8217;s Vampire Diaries.</p><p>Photos courtesy and copyright of Warner Bros. Television Entertainment.</p><p>Read more posts on </p>?<p>Ever opened a fashion magazine likeorGQ, and wonder, "who can afford to buy this stuff?" For example, here's a shot ofabout linen suits. </p><p>And here's aVoguepiece about&mdash;like a black Victor &amp; Rolf dress for $970, or a $495 leather bag by Alexander Wang.<br><br>Most people use these spreads as inspiration, then turn to affordable stores likefor items that can pass for being straight off the runway. Others find designer items at outlets or discount stores like.<br><br>"I think there are a lot of fast fashion brands like,and Forever 21 that are so quick to copy what's on the runway and into their stores," says Nikki Martinez, an assistant buyer for the cosmetics chain. "As soon as I see a magazine spread, I can buy an iteration of that trend at Zara for a tenth of the price."<br><br>And then there are people who walk straight into a designer's store and buy garments with jaw-dropping price tags at full price. They are the ones who can afford "this stuff", and shop at the most expensive shops in America with famous names: Chanel, Dolce &amp; Gabbana and Oscar de la Renta &mdash; the latter of which just so happens to be the most expensive clothing shop in the U.S.</p><p></p><p>To come up with our list of the most expensive shops in America, we looked at proprietary data from 20 million and Mastercard holders, and looked at average receipt amounts based on millions of transactions done in clothing stores across the U.S from April 2010 to May 2011. We filtered out places like wholesalers, manufacturers and big department stores, and then ranked the most expensive shops by average receipt sizes.<br><br>De la Renta's eponymous store on New York City's Madison Avenue had well-to-do shoppers spending $3,217 on average during each shopping trip to the high end store. This isn't atypical consideringhave price tags from $1,890 to $4,790 (his cocktail dresses can go as high as $10,690).<br><br>The other stores in the top 5 most expensive shops:, located just half a block from Oscar de la Renta, ranked second with an average receipt of $2,881;in Boston ranked third with $2,818, the very high end womenswear shopalso found on Madison Ave ranked fourth with $2,818; West Hollywood's, which sells clothing from designers like Chanel and Balmain, rounded the top 5 with an average receipt of $2,258.<br><br>About half of the shops on our list are from New York City, with Los Angeles coming in a distant second and cities like Naples, Fla., Chevy Chase, Md. and Chicago making appearances. Though most stores were from well known designers like(ranked 10th),(ranked 11th) and(ranked 16th), prominent bridal shops like the, and the famed, the setting for the TLC show "Say Yes to the Dress" made the list and ranked 22nd and 19th respectively.<br><br>"A very small population of the community &mdash; even fashion community &mdash; are able to wear head to toe designer on a regular basis," Martinez says. "Fashion spreads are meant to be aspirational, fantasy, even escapist if they're done well."<br><br>But some pieces of clothing can be worth the cost.<br><br>"I personally shop less frequently than I used to because I'd rather invest in better quality, longer lasting pieces," Martinez says. "The older I've gotten, the more I value things like fabric, well constructed pieces, and investing in designers. These clothes just look and feel better."</p><p>This originally appeared on.</p>?<p><p>AP</p>The talk of the tents yesterday was of , the 30-something, Nepalese-born next big thing.</p><p>He only launched his eponymous line at last February's Fashion Week, but what a difference a year makes. Anna Wintour sat front row, and we saw piles of her underling editors and Bergdorf buyer Linda Fargo take the carpeted steps to Garung's Saturday evening show.</p><p>But while Hollywood and 7th Avenue already love him, we bet you would be the first one to barely beat your midnight e-filing deadline wearing Garung.</p><p>Our pick of the day: , paired with .</p><p>Wintour is pictured at the Alexander Wang show, which featured some trousers that would be work-wearable but was mostly just a little too rock-n-roll for the corporate world. That said, looks like it would be really comfortable on a more casual Friday.</p>?<p><p>Leigh Vogel/Getty Images</p></p><p>Ken Downing was at the airport late Friday, waiting for his flight to London to depart.Downing, the head of womenswear at Neiman Marcus, had only just completed the first leg of a month of fashion shows that span New York, London, Milan and Paris.</p><p>For him, the week that had just ended meant a series of conversations with buyers who will ultimately pick through the more than 300 collections shown, including big names like Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenberg, and smaller ones like Peter Som and Joseph Altuzarra.</p><p>But for some traders, economists, and pundits, the month now proves one more thing beyond fashion: an indicator of how the economy will perform over the coming year.</p><p>"Like the stock markets, hemlines are going up and down daily and seasonally," Mr. Downing says.</p><p>The Hemline Indicator</p><p>The was reportedly first introduced by School professor George Taylor, an idea that women's hemlines fluctuate and can even indicate macroeconomic performance. The higher the hemline, the better the economy looks.</p><p>From afar, bloggers and editors have offered .</p><p>But for the first time, conducted a full analysis of hemlines at New York fashion week, measuring some 2,092 images from 25 designers, comparing year-on-year changes in the length of skirts and dresses.</p><p>The findings were pretty clear: hemlines are getting shorter.</p><p>The Results</p><p>The BI Hemline Index is calculated by measuring hem length as a percentage of the length from floor to waistline. The shorter the hemline, the higher the index.</p><p>Overall, average hemlines in 2012 registered a 44.38 on the index, up from 35.04 for the Fall/Winter 2011 collections.</p><p>Complete looks from each designer were measured, however skirts and dresses were the only data points fed into the data set. Measurements were taken from images provided post-show.</p><p>On first glance, hemlines appeared to fall, with designers like Marc Jacobs showing little skin.However, when deconstructing outfits and measuring the skirts shown over pants, hemlines jumped. At Mr. Jacobs show for instance, the Hemline Index read at 45.6, compared to 41.1 last year.</p><p>Eighty percent of the designers included in the analysis registered shorter skirts and dresses. Rodarte, the quirky womenswear label designed byKate and LauraMulleavy, eschewed the floor grazing gowns of 2011, showing half as many. Rodarte jumped 17 points on the Index, to 37.0.</p><p>Amanda Brooks, fashion director at Barney's, said hemlines had moved both higher and lower on the runway this season.</p><p>"I would say in terms of the dress or skirt silhouette, it's kind of anything goes right now," Ms. Brooks says. "I wouldn't say we're seeing super short, to me what's looking the most fresh personally is this mid-calf with a big slit up the front or an open vent. We've seen that on a lot of runways the last few seasons, and I think it's addressing the same moment as the idea of the gaucho."</p><p>Assembling the List</p><p>Business Insider chose 25 of the most influential designers that show at New York fashion week, clothes that will end up on hangers during the second half of 2012.</p><p>Beyond Marc Jacobs and DVF, the list includes 3.1PhilipLim,Alexander Wang, Bill Blass,Calvin Klein,Carolina Herrera,Christian Siriano,Donna Karan Collection,,Jason Wu,Jill Stuart,L.A.M.B.,Michael Kors,Nanette Lepore,Oscar de la Renta,Prabal Gurung,Proenza Schouler,Ralph Lauren,Rodarte,Thakoon,Theysken's Theory,Tommy Hilfiger Women's andVera Wang.</p><p>The names were chosen based on two key factors. The first, the designer have strong artistic relevance. Marc Jacobs collection, which will sell vastly fewer pieces than the offshoot Marc by Marc Jacobs brand, was used for the official index because the impact from his mainline will be far greater.</p><p>, Nicole Phelps, Executive Editor of Style.com, noted that one retailer remarked that,"We have to come [to Marc Jacobs] in order to find out what we'll be seeing next season."</p><p>The second component: the brand be commercially viable, weather through wholesale, partnerships with broadline retailers like , or through their own sales channels.</p><p>Jason Wu, Rodarte and Proenza Schoulerhave all had surprising success with capsule collections at mass retailers, while Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren have an ever expanding retail network.</p><p>A Contrarian View</p><p>Not everyone is convinced that hemlines hold much weight when predicting economic performance.</p><p>"It's interesting, as a fashion director I no longer believe hemlines are a conversation on trend because its so particular to a designer and their point of view," Mr. Downing says. "We are seeing hemlines below the knee, at the knee, and some that are still quite short."</p><p>I caught up with JeffreyMonteiro, the creative director of Bill Blass, after his show on Thursday evening, the last collection at New York fashion week.</p><p>"For me it's just proportion," he says. "Let's make it longer, let's make it shorter, and once we find a proportion we like we just keep going with it."</p><p>Most designers mirror that viewpoint, that the economy has little effect on what they present. But that is hard to argue, when designers almost unanimously moved to a black and neutral color palette as failed.</p><p>"The customer is definitely looking for something that will give her fashion credit in her wardrobe. This whole idea of when the economy went upside down that all that she would buy would be basics and there would be the return of the black turtleneck, was not what we saw in the luxury market," Mr. Downing says."She didn't stop shopping, she just was not shopping as robust as she was before."</p><p>Hemline Index aside, one of the best predictors of economic growth is consumer spending, and so far Mr. Downing is happy with what he sees.</p><p>"We feel very positive about the spring trends in stores now and customers are responding very favorably."</p>?<p><p></p>Just in case you weren&rsquo;t jealous enough of supermodels for their perfect figures, endless supply of couture and equally hot boyfriends, we bring you another reason: the . Every year, Forbes reports on the world&rsquo;s most wealthy residents, and while tends to be a barrage of tech nerds and ugly investment bankers, we can assure you this list is not.</p><p>For the past few years, Brazilian bombshell Gisele Bundchen has held court at the top spot, raking in well over $40 million thanks to a ton of endorsement deals and campaigns. Oh, and every once in awhile, she actually walks on a runway. This past year, she closed out shows for Alexander Wang and Givenchy.</p><p>While it&rsquo;s no surprise that Gisele leads this glamorous pack, there are some shockers on this year&rsquo;s list. Click through the gallery above to find out who made the cut &mdash; and more importantly, how much they made.</p><p>This story was originally published by.</p>?<p><p></p>MEET THE MAN REPELLER</p><p>Three different boys were taking Upper East Sider Leandra Medine out on dates. They all seemed to like her, and enjoyed spending time with her -- but none wanted to be her boyfriend.</p><p>When Medine complained to a friend about her predicament, her friend responded, "maybe it's because you dress funny boys don't want to take you around."</p><p>What?! Medine, who is typically draped in Alexander Wang and Philip Lim, was floored.</p><p>"If I have to give up good fashion for a relationship, I don't want a relationship," she declared.</p><p>In response to her relationship troubles, Medine created the blog in April 2010.</p><p>Man-repelling is a style choice, Medine says. And to her, it's always more important to have good style than to be fashionable.</p><p>Medine, who graduated from The New School in May with a degree in journalism, defines "man-repelling" as "outfitting oneself in a sartorially offensive way that will result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls, shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs."</p><p>"My blog is not about repelling men, it's about good fashion," Medine said. "Being a man repeller becomes a process of elimination. If a guy is only really into your outfit and won't date you because of what you're wearing, they are too driven by the female exterior and don't care about your intellect."</p><p>Within days, The Man Repeller became an internet hit. Style.com, Gawker, The Cut, and Fashionista all covered Leandra's innovative approach.</p><p>"The name definitely drew people to my blog originally, but the content kept them coming back," Medine says. "I knew I wanted to be a fashion writer, but didn't want to contribute to the over-saturated market unless I could contribute in a meaningful way."</p><p>Before she knew it, Medine was front-row at fashion week, being photographed and interviewed.</p><p>"Designers want me in the front-row because of the real time updates I provide," Medine said. "I'm , , from that seat photos of what I'm seeing. And it's all going to my 40,000 twitter followers and my 10,000 followers. The instant access is what it's all about."</p><p>THE CLOTHES</p><p>Her father thought it was an addiction.</p><p>Three closets and a garment rack fill Leandra Medine's room on the Upper East Side. One closet holds 102 pairs of shoes. Another has long dresses, and the third has blouses and pants. The garment rack holds all her coats.</p><p>While she has plenty of options, Medine's favorite piece of clothing is a Philip Lim leopard coat with black leather sleeves. Something she says adds "instant cool" to any outfit.</p><p>Medine lives at home, but supports herself through ads on the blog and promotional appearances.</p><p>"I use to only be a sales shopper before I started the blog," Medine said. "But I definitely feel a little more pressure now to wear clothes that are new and current. I want girls to come to my blog for inspiration and for it to be new and contemporary."</p><p>FASHION WEEK</p><p>Medine has interned at Valentino, and has partnered with brands such as Griffin to design a trench coat.</p><p>She knew designer Rebecca Minkoff --or as Medine calls her "Becky" -- because Minkoff has always supported young entrepreneurs trying to make a name for themselves.</p><p>A few months ago, Medine was out for drinks with Minkoff's public relations woman and Medine, who admits she was a little buzzed, blurted out "Becky should have me walk in her show."</p><p>"That's a great idea, show me your walk."</p><p>Medine strutted her stuff there at Tiny's in TriBeca and the deal was set. The public relations woman texted Minkoff on the spot and she agreed instantly.</p><p>Flabbergasted this drunken-idea worked, Medine tried on a few outfits, was fitted and chose leather shorts and a green trench shirt.</p><p>"I know my place I'm a writer, not a model," Medine said. "But I didn't want people to think I thought I was a model. I guess I'm a little self-conscious in that respect."</p><p>As Medine cat-walked Sept. 12 in Minkoff's show, she pulled out her phone to record the event. As the public realized it was The Man Repeller on the runway, cheers and applause erupted.</p><p>"One Tree Hill" Star Sophia Bush () even tweeted, "When @ManRepeller walked in the @RebeccaMinkoff show I screamed my head off. #DieOnTheFloor #GirlCrush #LOVE #nyfw"</p><p>WHAT'S NEXT?</p><p>The Man Repeller is now its own brand. Some don't even know Medine's real name, yet can recognize her on the street. She's more than happy to stop and say hello to anyone.</p><p>It's still very weird to her she is recognizable and if you say hello she'll probably ask you what you're up to later, because she's free and would love to hang out.</p><p>In addition to aligning herself with brands, and jetting off to Paris for Fashion Week, Medine is currently writing a book of short, fun essays that she describes as "not unlike her blog, but not her blog."</p><p>"Over the next year, the big goal is definitely to stay grounded," Medine said. "Yes, to stay grounded and realize how lucky I am."</p>?<p>This year, the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards is being held on June 4 at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. The event seeks to ""</p><p>Past winners have includedAlexander Wang, Eddie Borgo, and Prabal Gurung.</p><p>In anticipation for next week's event, the CFDA partnered with Polyvore&ndash;""&ndash;to host a judged by the CEO of CFDA, Steven Kolb.</p><p>The two categories up for debate were "Women's Designer of the Year" and "Accessory Designer of the Year."</p><p>In the running for "Designer of the Year" were Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for the Row, Jack McColloughand Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, and Marc Jacobs, while Alexander Wang,Jack McCollough and Lazaro HernandezforProenza Schouler, and were the nominees for best "Accessory Designer." </p><p>After 1,525 votes, members awarded Marc Jacobs with the prestigious "Designer of the Year" award, while Proenza Schouler won "Accessory Designer of the Year."</p><p>The fans have spoken! </p>SEE ALSO:?<p><p></p><p>Screen shot of the Louis Vuitton condom from the original article on Huffington Post </p> Today everyone was .</p><p>If you're willing to spend $68 for a twelve pack, you might be disappointed, as they are not actually associated with the company but have been designed by , according to a piece by.</p><p>This is not the only brand name condom rumor to make it online.A year ago,.</p><p>Those wanting to "keep it classy," as the Coco Chanel wrapping advised, still can do so with condoms from . According to , Proper Attire condoms have been designed by the likes of Alexander Wang and Charlotte Ronson. And probably the most affordable brand name condoms are those by , which only cost $1.50 a pop.</p>?<p>Steve Blank is the closest thing Silicon Valley has to a guru.</p><p>The has a big theory: entrepreneurship is a skill that can be taught.</p><p>At Stanford and Berkeley, Blank teaches scientists to get out of their labs and find real customers for their ideas -- without getting bogged down in the traditional MBA weeds of spreadsheets and revenue models.</p><p>Blank and a few other like minds traveled a lonesome road earlier this decade, but now their ideas are broadly admired, and they help inspire the current crop of startups coming out of the Valley -- and the angel investors and VCs who fund them.</p><p>We caught up with the outspoken professor to talk about the state of the tech business today.</p><p>Highlights from our conversation:</p><p>Here's a lightly edited transcript of the full interview.</p><p>Business Insider: Let's start with the big LinkedIn IPO this week. Do you think we're at the beginning of another big tech boom like the 90s?</p><p>Steve Blank. Absolutely. Tech boom and bubble. Away we go. I think it's going to be great.</p><p>BI: So you'd call it a bubble?</p><p>SB: Oh absolutely. There's no rational basis for the valuations. It doesn't mean it's a bad company, it just means that we're now into buying things because we think the sector's going to be hot and there's going to be more to follow.</p><p>I also think we're much smarter this time. Last bubble, we didn't say it was a bubble. We said it was the new normal. Now at least journalists and financial analysts are being smart and asking "what does this mean and when does it end?" I think it's not March 2000, I think it's August 1995 -- Netscape's IPO. It'll bring a lot of cash and innovation into technology clusters.</p><p>BI: Other than the fact that people recognize it as a bubble, do you see any other differences between what's happening today and what was happening in the late '90s?</p><p>SB: It may be instructive to remember what happened before the late '90s. VCs tutored their companies on how to grow revenues and how to get customers. Up to August '95, you couldn't take a company public through any of the boutique technology players, the Hambrechts, the Robertsons, the Montgomerys, without having five quarters of increasing profitability and revenue.</p><p>August '95 through March 2000, the rules changed because there was an unending appetite in the financial markets -- VCs didn't have anything to do with it, it was the investment banks and the public. So venture capitalists -- because they're smart and organized to optimize profits for their limited partners -- stopped being company builders and started becoming financial engineers. Startups and Silicon Valley companies were no longer building revenue or profits, they were building slideware and concept and hype. If it had the letter "e" or "Internet" it was a concept IPO.</p><p>Post-crash, VCs picked through the rubble and spent the last decade building companies. This bubble is beginning not with hype, but built on the rubble on the last one. These first 10, 20, 50 companies coming out that have filed have real revenue, real profits, real customers. I think that's dramatically different between this bubble and the last. I'm not concerned about the first wave of companies.</p><p>We also know now, which we didn't 10 years ago, how to eliminate the egregious infant mortality risks. It used to be war stories. Now I can probably say "talk to me about your customers" after 6 months. If you can't do that, I can't guarantee you're going to fail but you're sure not on a high probability trajectory.</p><p>"Tell me what you found outside the building." "Oh, we're still working on the spec." Not a good sign.</p><p>BI: So explain your concept of , what that is and why it works.</p><p>SB: Venture capital and technology entrepreneurship is at best 50 years old in its modern form. What we did for the first 50 years of startups was get it wrong. We treated startups as smaller versions of large companies. We said "everything you do for these large companies -- business plans, you need to write one. VPs of sales -- you need to have one. Revenue plans -- you need to execute that. Everything they do at IBM, you need to do in your startup, just a smaller version."</p><p>It took 50 years to realize why that's wrong. Large companies execute known business models, while startups search for a business model. The distinction between execution and search is huge. People who execute are incredibly uncomfortable in a chaotic environment, and people who are wonderfully comfortable in chaos go crazy in an execute environment. Business plans, which are great for your second and third product in a large company, are a joke in a startup when it's all a series of unknowns.</p><p>My work, , , and others are now creating the equivalent of a parallel stack -- what you learned in business school for execution, we're now teaching what you learn for search.</p><p>BI: I've heard some people criticize the angel model in that it encourages small ideas and small exits. Would you like to see more startups going for big, groundbreaking, home run ideas?</p><p>SB: I think that's people looking through the wrong end of the telescope. Those observations are wrong. Big ideas haven't gone away -- VCs writing $10 million checks haven't gone away. Even clean tech hasn't gone away. Adam Grosser raising $2 billion for a clean tech fund out of Silverlake. Elon Musk isn't putting rockets into space for 100 grand or doing Tesla [for cheap]. These are big money ideas.</p><p>We now have a methodology, we know how to time the money, so there's very few business cases where you should be taking tens of millions of dollars on day one, even for big ideas.</p><p>For example Facebook -- they could have raised a ton of money up front, but you don't need it up front, you need it in the back.</p><p>BI: What about big established companies like Google and Microsoft? How can they overcome the innovator's dilemma and recapture some of the energy of the startup world?</p><p>Next Page: </p>?<p>High-end designer Alexander Wang is fighting back against allegations he forced employees to work in less-than-admirable conditions.</p><p>In a motion filed Friday, the who filed a wide-ranging class action against the designer.</p><p>Wang claims ex-workers are trying to extort money from him and embarrass him in the process</p><p>He took particular issue with allegations that the space where employees worked was anything but a "bright" and "professional" studio space.</p><p>Those workers made baseless allegations, likening Wang's studio to "a windowless, third-world sweatshop," Wang claimed.</p><p>In reality, the workers were just trying to "embarrass these high-profile, highly successful defendants and tarnish their professional reputations, in a shameless bid to extort a substantial monetary settlement," according to the motion.</p><p>The former employees, who assembled sample garments, claimed they had to work 15 hours a day during Fashion Week and that managers abused and berated them, Wang's motion stated.</p>DON'T MISS:?<p>Marc Jacobs & Diane Von Furstenberg</p> <p>Kate Bostock, head of design at M&amp;S, agreed. 'We could have gone safe and classic for next season, but that would have been a mistake,' she said. 'Women want a diversion; to feel good about something.'</p><p>Glenda Bailey, editor-in- chief of U.S. Harper's Bazaar, who, like many big cheeses of U.S. fashion, will not be attending London Fashion Week, is upbeat.</p> <p>'I think the good thing about the recession is that it has focused people. Am I doing what is right for my customer? It makes designers more creative.'</p> <p>Kate Betts of Time magazine agrees. She thinks designers have to be surprising, rather than safe, to keep us shopping.</p> <p>'The Marc Jacobs show was the perfect example of a designer responding [to the financial situation]. It was OTT, surprising, unique.</p> <p> If you wear MJ, you feel part of something bigger, you feel plugged in. We need fantasy to make us feel vital.'</p> <p>But do we? Aren't we smarter than that? The signs in the U.S. are that women are pulling in their patent belts. The sales of the all-powerful U.S. glossies, including American Vogue, are down.</p> <p>The Bill Blass ready-to-wear line, designed by Peter Som, is in danger of closing.</p> <p>'The top end of the luxury market has not been affected,' says Johann Rupert of Richemont, which owns Cartier and Chloe. But you wonder how long it will be before the high-end brands start feeling the pinch.</p> <p>It seemed designers were too dismissive last week of the 'real' women who might want to buy their clothes. While the Diane von Furstenberg show for 'power bohemians' was intricate and colourful, it made me wonder: 'Why has she abandoned what she does best: simple shirt dresses for the working woman?'</p> <p>Far from being more inclusive, the off-putting snootiness that shrouds the business like smog continued unabated. At Proenza Schouler and Narciso Rodriguez, this publication was not deemed edgy enough and I was deemed worthy of only half a seat (I got 83b and 28b respectively).</p> <p> </p> <p><br>I was expressly not invited to shows by British designers Matthew Williamson and Jonathan Saunders. Let's hope both brands' backers are happy with this strategy. It's as if the designers inhabit a gorgeous bubble they believe is impervious to being pricked.</p> <p>This is no more evident than in the refusal of most of those who work in fashion to lift a Swarovski-ringed finger to help the environment.</p> <p> Fashionistas in New York still insist on taking town cars to each and every show: platform shoes, surely, are as unenvironmentally friendly as an unlagged loft.</p> <p>We need designers to do more than just align themselves to a cause as a clever marketing wheeze, viz Calvin Klein's extravagant party in the environmentally cutting edge High Line, the garden in the sky created out of a disused railway line.</p> <p>No expense was spared: a walkway was constructed by none other than John Pawson, whose budgets, unlike his architecture, are far from minimalist.</p> <p>I thought the all-white Calvin collection on Thursday was dreamy, but has designer Francisco Costa never thought about the dry-cleaning bills?</p> <p>And while Marc Jacobs is, routinely, hailed as a genius (I don't know about you, but I have no desire to look like Mary Poppins), rather than list the names of the 300-plus people he wanted to thank in the programme, how about listing where his fabric came from and where his designs are manufactured instead?</p> <p>There were two (low-energy) lights at the end of this tunnel. First was the new, more feminine collection from Edun. I chatted to Ali Hewson, the founder of the Fair Trade, largely organic fashion label (and wife of Bono), at the launch.</p> <p>I asked if she ever feels like giving up, given the vacuous mwah-mwahing and the edicts to consume more and more.</p> <p>'I'm optimistic,' she said. 'I do think the high-end designers are changing. The customer is forcing these brands to be more careful.'</p> <p>With the Wildlife Conservation Society, she is working with farmers to help them in the transition to organic cotton. 'We want to go 100 per cent organic,' she said. 'We are a small company, but we have a big voice.'</p> <p>Plaudits, too, to a new label called, simply, Organic by John Patrick. Seventy per cent of his collection - inspired by the last great recession in the Thirties - is made in the U.S. from sustainable fabrics at a time when the famous Garment District is threatened with closure.</p> <p>I particularly loved Patrick's organic, Fair Trade sweaters knitted in villages in Peru.</p> <p>But these two designers are exceptions in a business not renowned for being responsible.</p> <p>Simon Doonan, window dresser-turned-fashion-commentator, said last week that the problem of not enough ethnic diversity on the catwalk is more important than that of too many skinny girls, but I think the issue is one and the same: normal women are being ignored.</p> <p>While the ethnic diversity on the catwalk has improved from the laughable 6 per cent of runway slots last season (French designer Sophie Theallet used all black models at her show), my bone of contention is that the black and Asian girls cast in the shows are not remotely representative.</p> <br> <p>Take new British star Jourdan Dunn, who is getting thinner by the second. Have you seen those limbs? Her head is way too big for her teeny tiny body.</p> <p>And after all the hoo-hah and the Press conferences held by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), let me point out that, flying in the face of a directive not to hire girls under 16, last season the 15-year-old Karlie (she turned 16 in August) did 30 runway shows in New York.</p> <p>So much, too, for the directive that any girl under 18 should not work over-long hours. Karlie also did shows last season at Alberta Ferretti, Jil Sander, Max Mara, Pringle et al in Milan; so much, too, for the Italian 16-and-over directive.</p> <p>But, I hear you wail, what of the clothes? Well, there was a smattering of brilliance to tempt even the most poverty stricken.</p> <p></p><p>At Marc by Marc Jacobs, I loved the bright, chunky necklaces worn as a belt or like a string of bullets across one shoulder. All the bags were intentionally cheap looking - like something a student might draw peace signs on with a Biro.</p> <p>The mainline Marc Jacobs show was the usual hysterical bun fight, the only shock being it started only 12 minutes late: times must be hard.<br> While I was underwhelmed, many in the business almost fainted at the spectacle. Rachel Zoe, the stylist credited with giving us size zero celebrities in tight white pants, sheer floaty tops and a tan, could only mutter, 'I'm sorry, I'm just so overwhelmed' after the show, which featured 53 looks.</p> <p>Phillip Lim and Carlos Miele produced wearable, sexy shows. Great, too, was Derek Lam, who sent out neutral, sporty clothes that were eminently wearable.</p> <p>Another lauded newcomer was Alexander Wang, but I thought his collection was too reminiscent of Eighties' Katharine Hamnett, as was the collection at Preen, which featured big, floaty shirts in parachute silk.</p> <p>I liked the DKNY parka dresses, denim jumpsuits and boyfriend jackets, but the overall effect reminded me a little of an MC Hammer video.</p> <p>But while few designers could come up with anything new, a handful took their designs up a notch.</p> <p></p> <p>Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs, and Jennifer Lopez</p> <p>Vera Wang was exquisite: ultra-light, sheer gazar and taffeta confections that were feminine and dynamic. I loved the skinny bottle green satin trousers worn under floaty tops. Like most designers, she showed simply tons of jewels at waist and neck.</p> <p>Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti was very pretty, with beaded dresses cinched at the waist with Sam Brown belts - a sort of high-end hippie look for the incredibly young and the incredibly well-off.</p> <p>Oscar de la Renta's show on Park Avenue was so classy and timeless - wide, Kate Hepburn trousers, lashings of costume jewellery, beautifully crafted day dresses and drop-dead gorgeous evening wear - that you could almost forget that the biggest seller in the U.S. is a pair of Sarah Palin spectacles.</p> <p>After all that money and effort, after so many flutes of champagne poured down scrawny throats, come next spring you will be wearing shoulder pads, all-in-ones, clown suits, shorts, racer-back T-shirts, clumpy shoes (still!), combat pants, leggings, one-shouldered jersey dresses, bucket-loads of gaudy costume jewellery and the tightest white jeans I have ever seen, courtesy of Rock &amp; Republic.</p> <p>Hollywood stars were out in force last week, shipped in to add moral support and boost column inches. There was Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder and Uma Thurman at almost every show I went to, but by far the most ubiquitous celebrity was Jennifer Lopez.</p> <p>Which prompted me to think: God, this woman has twins. Why is she not at home covered in pureed banana? But therein lies the essence of New York fashion week. These people are superhuman, not like you and me at all.</p> <p>Maybe at London Fashion Week, which continues all week and which has already seen Allegra Hicks cancel her show due to lack of sponsorship, we will be brought back down to earth with a bump.</p> <p> </p>?She's red hot! Alessandra Ambrosio looks sensational in futuristic Fire and Ice shoot for Muse<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:07:57 GMT, 28 November 2011</p><p>Her legion of male fans are used to seeing Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio looking feminine.</p><p>But the gorgeous Brazilian still managed to look sensational in an androgynous shoot titled Fire and Ice for Muse magazine.</p><p>The 30-year-old looked stunning in the sci-fi themed pictures for the winter edition of the popular fashion periodical.</p><p>Fans of the supermodel will be shocked to see how different she looks in the two different covers produced from the spectacular collection of photographs.</p><p>She sported a sleek bob in two different colours for the Italian fashion publication's latest offering.<br></p><p>Top photographer Chad Pitman was behind the camera for the uniquely styled shoot, which featured plenty of interesting colour contrasts.</p><p> </p><p> <br></p><p></p>?Those shoes were made for walking! Alex Gerrard explores her girly side as she steps out in matching pastel accessories<br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:17:42 GMT, 28 August 2012 UPDATED:17:42 GMT, 28 August 2012</p><p>A well-rested Alex Gerrard might have swapped the sun soaked beaches of Portugal for the streets of Liverpool, but the 29-year-old WAG is clearly still in the holiday spirit.<br></p><p>Making the most of her holiday tan, after spending last week frolicking on the beach with her children and friends, the wife of England and Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has returned to England to finish off the summer in her home town.<br></p><p>Despite the changing weather, the blonde mother of three clearly wanted to catch the last days of the season.</p><p> </p><p>And she ensured she did exactly that by matching a pastel pink Alexander Wang studded bag with a pair of co-ordinating studded pink trainers.</p><p>The look is a welcome change from her usual skyscraper heels.</p><p>The fashion enthusiast was certainly out to prove her style credentials by pairing her summery accessories with a snakeskin jacket and jeans, a far more casual look than her usual glam ensembles.<br></p><p>After showing off her amazing bikini body on holiday last week, spending all of her days in a number of skimpy bikinis, Alex seemed more than happy to cover herself up with a baggy white t-shirt covering her toned body today (Tuesday).</p><p>All smiles! Alex Gerrard hits the streets of her hometown of Liverpool after holidaying in sunny Portugal</p><p>Although the sun might have disappeared, she kept her favourite Aviators firmly over her eyes as she hit the streets, her long blonde hair complimenting her deep tan.</p><p>After spending the last few months partying hard with her husband and a host of famous friends at exotic locations around the world, including Las Vegas, the fashion columnist seemed happy to be back on home turf.</p><p>She couldn&#8217;t keep the smile off her face as she wandered through the city that she knows so well, probably ready to spend a little time at home as her husband buckles down to a busy football season.</p><p>After Liverpool&#8217;s disappointing defeat to West Brom last week, his mind will most definitely have to be on footballing, rather than partying in the sun.</p><p> </p>?Tight enough for you? Amber Rose arrives at London Fashion Week in an eye-watering Lycra dress<p>By <br>UPDATED:12:52 GMT, 23 February 2011</p><p></p><p>Kanye West's ex-girlfriend Amber Rose made sure she was centre of attention at a London Fashion Week bash yesterday in a skintight dress that left little to the imagination. <br></p><p>The 27-year-old flamboyant fashionista was sporting the black outfit with a zip up the back and skyscraper white platforms to the Bodyamr catwalk show at The<br>Vauxhall Fashion Scout event in Freemasons Hall, London.<br></p><p>The shaven-headed star's outfit was certainly more extreme than the orange concoction she sported the previous day for the Love magazine party held in honour for Alexander Wang at Liberty.</p><p>Also at the bash were Louise Redknapp in a fluffy cream coat, skin tight black trousers and black stilettos, and Tamara Ecclestone, who was wearing a silver top with mushroom-coloured jeans.</p><p></p><p>The London-based label, which was created by Amr Ali, is clearly a celebrity favourite with its mix of rather rockstar-ish metallics, sky-scraper heels, furs and silks. <br></p><p>Amber meanwhile has taken up with another rap star, albeit a much less famous one. <br></p><p>The wannabe fashion designer and model is now stepping out with Pittsburg hip hop artist Wiz Khalifa, 23.<br></p><p>Better known to his mother as Cameron Thomaz, Wiz confirmed earlier this month that he had got together with Rose and that their relationship status was 'currently cool.'</p><p>Amber meanwhile Tweeted back: 'I need my baby, I'm so in LOVE I don't care what anyone says&#8230;my heart is with Cam.'<br></p><p>Meanwhile, Kanye appeared to be referring to his somewhat exhibitionist former girlfriend's choice of attire yesterday - or maybe her choice of new boyfriend - when he tweeted on Sunday night: 'Exes never change.'</p><p> <br></p>?American model Ashley Smith makes a splash in Cannes in a stylish swimsuit<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:22:57 GMT, 19 May 2011</p><p>Rising model Ashley Smith found a way to get noticed amid the galaxy of stars holidaying in Cannes this week. <br></p><p>The 20-year-old, who was recently named the face of designer Alexander Wang's T collection, put her figure on show in a black one piece. <br></p><p>Her Norma Kamali swimsuit is a favourite among curvy women - Modern Family's Sofia Vergara wore a blue version for her recent Pepsi advertisement. <br></p><p>American actress Rosario Dawson, 32, also joined the model and friends on the high seas. </p><p> </p><p>Smith was first discovered as a young teen at the the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas.</p><p>She has appeared in editorial campaigns for Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and has also starred in runway shows for Jen Kao and Prada. <br></p><p>The 5ft 8in gapped teeth, she has a similar look to British models Lara Stone and Georgia Jagger.</p><p> She recently said she is flattered by comparisons to Stone, who is married to comedian David Walliams. <br></p><p>'I think she has cleared an amazing path for me!' Smith says. 'But I am my own person and have many different things to bring to this industry.'</p><p>She also in a interview with Fashionista.com last year that she had considered getting braces before her modelling career. </p><p>She said: 'Yeah I thought about it a lot when I was little, I even went to the dentist to get it fixed, but I&#8217;ve never actually had all the money in one place to be able to do it. Now it makes me money!'<br></p><p>She also says her buxom figure - she is a 32D - is both a blessing and a curse. <br></p><p>'I believe it&#8217;s a deciding factor for a lot of jobs, because it effects the clothes so much.</p><p>'But it&#8217;s part of me! So one day theywill just adjust all the clothes to my bust, rather than me having to adjust my breasts for their clothes.'</p><p>Smith also has aspirations beyond modelling. <br></p><p>'I&#8217;ve always wanted to be a Broadway actress,' she has said. 'You know Little Shop of Horrors? I&#8217;m gonna playAudrey one day! Just you wait.'</p><p> <br></p><p><br></p><p> </p>?Who's that girl? Tyra Banks mocks her new model recruits in promo video<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:13:36 GMT, 24 February 2011</p><p>As an experienced supermodel who has reached the dizzying heights of catwalk and cover girl fame you would think she would be more sympathetic to aspiring wannabes.<br></p><p>But instead of welcoming her new recruits with open arms, Tyra Banks has mocked the models-in-the-making in a film clip for her new series of America&#8217;s Next Top Model.<br></p><p>Portraying three very different girls the 37-year-old model made fun of the young girls hoping to recreate her success.<br></p><p> In the video, broadcast just before the first show, Tyra interprets three very different girls, a sweet and innocent 19-year-old, a fierce and determined young lady , and an edgier rocker type.</p><p></p><p>Dressed in a long blonde wig as the clueless and overexcited caricature, Tyra proclaimed she really wanted to be America&#8217;s next big thing, her favourite designer was &#8216;Hello Kitty&#8217; - and she would do anything but &#8216;cut her hair&#8217;.<br></p><p>Next came the aggressive type who declared she wasn&#8217;t taking part &#8216;to make friends&#8217; as Tyra portrayed an ambitious and feisty recruit. <br></p><p>Finally Tyra donned a short jet black wig, dark make-up and a floor-length black gown for her final impression of the girl who just doesn&#8217;t care. <br></p><p>Gothic Tyra declared that she didn&#8217;t want to be there and said that she didn&#8217;t know the first thing about what she was doing.<br></p><p>The promo video came ahead of the first show of the series, which has enjoyed considerable success in the U.S. and around the globe in spin-off shows. <br></p><p> Tyra, who has enjoyed a lengthy and successful modelling career, has managed to cultivate a TV brand from her model series as well as her own self-titled show.<br></p><p>The video cameo was aired ahead of the introduction of her newest batch of rookies, with the first show in the series broadcast in America last night. <br></p><p>Tyra has taken to Twitter to promote her show and posted a photo of herself along with the caption: &#8216;You think we're PLAYIN'?! Watch Top Model's premiere TONIGHT!&#8217;<br></p><p> And the first show certainly didn&#8217;t disappoint with plenty of cringe-worthy moments to enjoy, including the girls having to walk in Alexander Wang on a water runway inside a plastic bubble.<br></p><p>But while Tyra&#8217;s professional life is going from strength to strength her personal life was troublesome towards the end of last year.<br></p><p>In October she was granted a temporary restraining order against her 'mentally unstable stalker' Marten Williams Jr.<br></p><p>In documents filed at LA County Superior Court by her attorney, Evan Spiegel, the supermodel-turned-talk show host states: 'I am in fear from Mr Williams for my personal safety, and that of those around me, including my family and employees.'<br></p><p>The model also claimed the man had a history of mental illness - and that he believes 'he killed George Bush Jr. and that Michael Jackson is alive and well and living in Long Beach'.<br></p><p>In addition, she claimed 39-year-old - who is 6'2" and 220lb - left several 'ominous frightening letters and items' at her home, including his prescription medication, L.A. County jail wristbands and a note referencing a wedding ceremony set for 1/08/11 - the day he believes he and Tyra are set to marry.<br></p><p>She alleged that Williams has 'targeted and harassed and stalked' her and her family for the past four years.<br></p><p>U.S. website TMZ reports that Williams had been arrested just earlier this month for trespassing on Tyra's Beverly Hills property. <br></p><p>At the time Williams told police he was bringing Tyra 'offerings.'<br></p><p>He was later placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold, but Tyra's people believe he may have already been released. <br></p><p>In the documents Tyra requested that Williams stayed at least 100 yards away from her and her family.</p><p>Do you have a story about a celebrity? Call the Daily Mail showbusiness desk on 0207 938 6364 or 0207 938 6683. For U.S. stories, phone 310 642 2317.<br></p>?Chic clique crib sheet: An insider's guide to London Fashion Week<p>By </p><p>UPDATED:11:30 GMT, 7 September 2009</p><p></p><p>Want to get with the London Fashion Week gang? Then learn who&#8217;s who and strut your stuff in six-inch heels, says Jo Blythe <br></p><p></p><p><br></p><p>KNOW THE UNIFORMS</p><p><br>Ooh, we do love a fashion tribe. The most contentious being the RSIs <br>(rich socialite interns), marked out for their precocious fashion sense (see Gossip Girl), powerful connections and limitless funds to splash on new designer garb &#8211; Alexander Wang and Luella are favourites. <br></p><p>&#8216;The RSIs are slowly but surely taking over,&#8217; says one fashion PR. &#8216;I remember when I was a teenage intern, being so envious of my boss&#8217;s designer clothes. Now it&#8217;s the other way round!&#8217; <br></p><p>Note: they are not necessarily the coolest girls on the block, but they are ambitious and therefore worth knowing &#8211; you never can tell whose shoes they&#8217;ll be slipping into in ten years&#8217; time. <br></p><p>Next come the FASHION BUYERS. &#8216;I call them the fashion witches,&#8217; jokes Brix Smith-Start, owner of Shoreditch&#8217;s Start boutique and star of Gok&#8217;s Fashion Fix, &#8216;because they always wear all black. It&#8217;s very severe and purposeful &#8211; they want to look like they mean business.&#8217; <br></p><p>The buyers can make or break a designer commercially by giving them their first sales outlet. After all, there&#8217;s no point being splashed across fashion pages if no one is stocking your clothes. You can&#8217;t live on PR.<br></p><p>Then there&#8217;s the MOD (model off duty) look &#8211; black tuxedo jacket, elegantly distressed Alexander Wang T-shirt (retail: £165) and tight ripped jeans. <br></p><p>You&#8217;ll know they&#8217;re important if they&#8217;re in a rush &#8211; only new girls have time to loiter at limitless castings. The top names have private fittings and wear the hottest bags and shoes &#8211; samples left over from shooting next season&#8217;s big-label campaigns.<br></p><p>Finally you have THE HANGERS-ON: friends of friends, fashion students and assistants who have managed to blag standing tickets. <br></p><p>Desperate to prove their fashion credentials, they make too much of an effort and look completely out of place for being so utterly bang on trend &#8211; either with head-to-toe current-season branded designer garb or (particularly if they&#8217;re students) wildly creative, <br>&#8216;ironic&#8217; concoctions of vintage and high street. <br></p><p><br></p><p></p><p>DON&#8217;T BE FOOLED &#8211; THE IT-BAG WAS NEVER OUT OF FASHION</p><p><br>The style press would have us believe that, in these penny-pinching times, the £800-plus It-bag phenomenon is over, but take a look at any fashion show front row and next to the designer-clad feet you&#8217;ll see a row of the very latest bags by Gucci, Mulberry and Yves Saint Laurent. Why? Because everyone loves a free bag. Leading brands regularly &#8216;gift&#8217; the latest design to an elite of editors prior to each season in the hope of currying favour, and, better still, the editors being photographed toting them. Editors frequently oblige. </p><p><br></p><p>THINK VINTAGE</p><p><br>You can&#8217;t beat the kudos of wearing a designer vintage original, a YSL tuxedo jacket or original Halston, particularly if the look is being reinvented in current collections. But savvy fashion lovers are taking it one step further by investing in pieces with the intention of wearing them as &#8216;vintage&#8217; five years from now. <br></p><p>&#8216;The most fashion-forward,&#8217; explains Kristian Laliberte, New York fashion publicist and consultant, &#8216;will buy pieces by an iconic designer rumoured to be leaving a particular fashion house, knowing they will be red-hot just a year or so down the line.&#8217; <br></p><p>For example, Tom Ford leaving Gucci in 2004, or Hedi Slimane leaving Dior in 2007. The equivalent today would be people buying Alber Elbaz, rumoured to be leaving Lanvin to take over from Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel (or for that matter, buying Lagerfeld, for the same reason). Galliano designs from his period at Givenchy are now traded like fine art. <br><br></p><p> </p><p> THE HIGHER THE HEEL, THE MORE POWERFUL THE FOOT</p><p><br>The uber-heel says: &#8216;I have not had to run for a bus, stand in a queue or walk in the rain to reach this show.&#8217; <br></p><p>Six-inchers are now de rigueur for those who lap up the latest designs. (This season the must-haves are YSL leopard Tribute sandals that measure 51&#8260;2 inches high and retail for a staggering £735.) At work, insiders may have flats under their desks, but for fashion weeks it&#8217;s stilettos at dawn&#8230; and dusk.<br><br></p><p>LOGOS ARE NO-GO</p><p></p><p><br>Except for the requisite (free) It-bag, don&#8217;t expect to see logos on display. The fashion crowd relish wearing pieces by subtle &#8216;stealth&#8217; brands that can only be identified by a knowledgeable few. Christian Louboutin, with his trademark red soles, used to be a great example of this before WAGs discovered him too. For many, the apex of stealth is Belgian label Maison Martin Margiela. Margiela pieces have no labels and are identified only by four tiny external white stitches. <br><br></p><p> SPEAK FASHIONESE</p><p><br></p><p>You&#8217;ll need to swot up on your vocab if you want to blend in. Blag it as an editor by referring to your next issue as the &#8216;book&#8217; (&#8216;I can soo see the Day-Glo shirt in our February book&#8217;); to parts of a show you particularly liked as &#8216;stories&#8217; (&#8216;I just loved the Christopher Kane knitwear &#8220;story&#8221;, didn&#8217;t you?&#8217;), and to good pieces as &#8216;strong&#8217; (&#8216;I thought his collection was very strong&#8217;). <br></p><p>Fashion has also fallen in love with odd-looking &#8211; or &#8216;interesting&#8217; &#8211; models in recent years. To sound really in the know, refer to them by their insider name of &#8216;jolies-laides&#8217;. Literal translation: pretty-ugly. Fashionese definition: unconventionally beautiful. Not pretty, then, but distinctive.<br><br></p><p>GET YOURSELF PAPPED</p><p><br>Nonchalant they may appear, but fashionistas are acutely aware of the need to be photographed, particularly for prolific style bloggers such as the Sartorialist, who snap the best outfits coming out of the shows&#8230; <br></p><p>&#8216;People will work their outfit, and time their departure from a show, with a view to getting stopped,&#8217; says Kristian Laliberte. Most likely to be photographed is a look that mixes high street and designer names, preferably with one hot item that no one else has been able to get their hands on. Aim for indefinable chic, but &#8211; crucially &#8211; not over-styled. It should look like you&#8217;ve just thrown it on. <br><br> </p>?The Olsen twins join fashion's hottest names as they make list of top 30 designers and artists under 30<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:10:30 GMT, 22 December 2011</p><p>Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen have been included in a list of fashion's top 30 names under 30-years-old.</p><p>The former child stars, both 25, who shot to fame on Full House, made the list thanks to a multi-million-dollar clothing empire.</p><p>Their labels include the high-end The Row, which has been worn by Michelle Obama, mid-priced Elizabeth &amp; James, ant the cheaper teen line Olsenboye, which is sold exclusively at JC Penney.</p><p>They are also behind fashion website StyleMint, which recently collaborated with Rachel Bilson.<br></p><p>The high-achieving twins were joined in the round-up by rising industry stars such as Joseph Altuzarra, 28, tipped by the title to be the next Marc Jacobs.</p><p>Mr Altuzarra worked at Marc Jacobs and Givenchy before starting his own line Altuzarra in 2008.</p><p>The designer told the title that he aims to 'create clothes for women in their 40s and 50s and 60s who have careers and are sexy and don't want to looklike grandmothers&#8217;.</p><p>Another Marc Jacobs alumni, Chris Benz, also won a deserved position on the list.</p><p>The 29-year-old, who also designed for J Crew before starting his own line in 2007, is known for his trademark use of texture, as flamboyantas his signature pink hair colour.</p><p></p><p>Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, 27, the son offormer French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld was given a nod for his successful pop-up galleries in New York, Paris and London and private art dealer business.</p><p>And fashion industry favourite Alexander Wang was included for his label which has already become a 'full-blown lifestyle brand' despite the designer still being two years shy of his 30th birthday.</p><p>Other notable names that featured were accessories designer Pamela Love, 29, and Zana Bayne, 23, whose detailed leather harnesses are a favourite with Lady Gaga.</p><p>Conceptual artist JR, painter Jacob Kassay and artist Aaron Koblin were those chosen from the art world by an esteemed panel of judges including Chuck Close, Jeffery Deitch and Simon Doonan.<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>?Battle of the supermodels! Bar Rafaeli is all legs in white lace... as buxom Kate Upton takes the plunge in a low-cut black gown<br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:23:34 GMT, 9 September 2012 UPDATED:06:56 GMT, 10 September 2012</p><p></p><p>As cover girl for the much anticipated first issue of CR Fashion Book, Kate Upton appears clutching five fluffy chicks above her ample cleavage.</p><p>And at the launch of former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld's new magazine last night, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model again chose to highlight her buxom figure in a tight-fitting gown with plenty of cleavage.</p><p>The magazine's first cover girl looked sultry and glamorous at The Frick Collection museum in New York, with tousled hair, smokey eye make-up and an eye-catching silver and amber necklace.<br></p><p> </p><p>The 20-year-old beauty had plenty of competition at the supermodel-heavy event, however, not least of all from Bar Rafaeli.</p><p>The Israeli model defied the event's long gown-only dress code, turning up in a very short white lace number which showcased her fabulous pins.</p><p>Alessandra Ambrosio also dazzled in the leg department while managing to adhere to the dress code, wearing a long black gown with a daring split up the side.<br></p><p>Karlie Kloss also graced the event with her presence in a black evening gown. <br></p><p> </p><p> The 20-year-old American has been ranked 2nd on the Top 50 Models Women List by models.com, and declared one of the top 30 models of the decade by Vogue Paris.</p><p>Other fashion luminaries in attendance included American fashion designer Alexander Wang, dressed head-to-toe in black, and Victoria's Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes.</p><p>The 27-year-old Dutch model also stuck to the international language of fashion, wearing a stunning black backless gown, her blonde hair pulled back into a tight ponytail. <br></p><p> Kate Upton was an interesting choicefor the first issue of CR Fashion Book, given that she straddles the worlds of high fashion and male fantasy.</p><p>She first shot to notice in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011, when she was named Rookie of the Year, and appeared again this year, when she was announced as the cover model.</p><p>Editor Carine Roitfeld, who edited French Vogue for a decade, became known for her controversial layouts populated by exposed breasts and cigarettes.</p><p>But the French native says her new magazine will head in a different direction.<br></p><p> <br></p><p> <br></p><p></p>?Bare your sole: How to pull off 'flatforms' - the season's strangest footwear trend<p>By <br>UPDATED:13:26 GMT, 18 March 2011</p><p>Anyone who remembers wearing Buffalo shoes in the Nineties will understand the concept of 'flatforms'.</p><p>Marrying the comfort of flat shoes with the height of heels, the heavy-soled footwear was a hit with vertically-challenged teenagers - despite the fact that they looked vaguely geriatric.</p><p>Now the style is back, and it's been given a designer makeover. Chanel, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors all featured flatforms on their spring runways.</p><p> </p><p>Setting a trend: 'Flatform' wedge shoes appeared in several designers' spring collections, including Chanel (left) Derek Lam for eBay (centre) and Michael Kors (right)</p><p>Prada's $795 foam-soled Brothel Creeper has already sold out, and imitations are selling like hotcakes.</p><p></p><p>Holly Shoes' version is uncannily similar, and at just $92, costs a fraction of the price.</p><p>But as the days get hotter, open-toed sandal versions will also come into their own. Topshop and Tory Burch both have myriad options, while Stella McCartney and Ralph Lauren both do a nice line in espadrille soles.</p><p>They aren't just for dressing down either - Lanvin's snake-print sole with slinky ribbon straps oozes glamour, and we love the punchy hue of Sergio Rossi's satin wedges.</p><p>In fact we rate them more than Prada's loafer style, which might prove difficult to wear - unless, of course, you are one of the label's catwalk models and have legs like pipe-cleaners.</p><p>We reckon flatform sandals will look fantastic in summer with boyish tailored shorts. But if you aren't confident about your legs, try using them to give height to wide-legged trousers or flares for an equally-on-trend Seventies look.<br></p><p>SIX OF THE BEST FLATFORMS FOR SUMMER<br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>?Whoops! Former Disney princess Brenda Song is left red-faced after flashing a little too much flesh in a transparent dress<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:16:38 GMT, 25 March 2011</p><p>She's been on screen since the tender age of six, appearing in her first television series in 1994.</p><p>So you would think that actress Brenda Song, now 22, would know better.</p><p>But the former Disney princess and star of Oscar-nominated The Social Network made a rookie error yesterday when she visited a Beverly Hills hair salon wearing a tight black maxi dress which turned transparent under the harsh flash of paparazzi cameras.<br></p><p>The actress, who starred in children's television series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and spin-off The Suite Life On Deck from 2005 to 2010, seemed unaware of her slip-up as she smiled for the cameras.</p><p>Brenda was keen to keep her freshly styled hair away from the Los Angeles downpour with a large umbrella held by a friend.</p><p>But even that couldn't hide her exposed derriere and underwear as she climbed the steps outside the salon.</p><p> </p><p>Brenda wore her cotton dress which had a leotard-style top with a low-slung silver belt and leopard print ballet flats.</p><p>She added a studded satchel bag by designer Alexander Wang and large heart-sunglasses.</p><p>Miss Song, who also appeared in other television shows Hannah Montana and The Wizards of Waverly Place, recently graduated from Disney to more grown-up roles.</p><p>She played Mark Zuckerberg's sidekick Eduardo Saverin's girlfriend Christy in The Social Network.</p><p>She put in a comedic performance as the Facebook co-founder's (played by Andrew Garfield) unbalanced love interest.</p><p>She will next be seen in Boogie Town, a modern hip-hop version of classic musical West Side Story.<br></p><p>Do you have a story about a celebrity? Call the Daily Mail showbusiness desk on 0207 938 6364 or 0207 938 6683. For U.S. stories, phone 310 642 2317.<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>?Celebrity dresser<p>by EMILY SHEFFIELD, Evening Standard</p><p>Vera Wang doesn't enjoy the Academy Awards. 'Oh God!' she moans,when I mention the impending ceremony, rolling her eyesheavenwards, exhausted at the thought. 'It's a nightmare - thefashion Olympics,' she groans.</p><p>'Every time it comes I'm like f**k, f**k! The pressure isenormous. At Christmas I'm breaking out in hives and by New Year'sEve, I'm saying, 'Here it comes, here it all comes.'</p><p>The American designer's reaction is surprising. After all, theerudite 53-year-old (she looks closer to 40) has fashioned a&pound;600 million empire out of dressing women for big events.</p><p>Her customers include Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey and UmaThurman. You'd think she would be as cool as a cucumber. But thenormally upbeat designer has a right to feel apprehensive: "I had arotten time last year; I lost everyone,' she says.</p><p>'Eight dresses discarded at the last moment by eight stars. I'dbetter not lose the two I'm planning to dress this time - twounbelievable women,' she frets. And, no, she can't leton who they are.</p><p>With millions of television viewers worldwide, the Oscars are adesigner's dream. And the stars manipulate this to their advantage,forcing the likes of Emanuel Ungaro and Calvin Klein to run aroundthem like lackeys.</p><p>'Big stars always change their minds at the last minute. Youdon't know if they're wearing your design until you see them on thetelly.'</p><p>We meet at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge. Wang's loud NewYork drawl more than makes up for her diminutive frame and itcontinues to rise as she considers the countdown to 23 March.</p><p>This year she is taking no chances and is travelling to LA toattend personally to her flighty clients' needs.</p><p>'I try not to go because it's exhausting. In 1996, I took thered-eye from New York and landed at 8.30am the day of the Oscars,went straight to meet Alicia Silverstone for a lastminute fitting,then on to Barneys to dress Sharon Stone, then was back at theairport by 4.30pm for my flight</p><p>On the odd occasion, however, Wang has refused to enter theOscars race. 'A few years ago, there was this major star up for anOscar and everyone made dresses for her; I think Armani made sevenand Calvin Klein told me he was sending over a couple of gowns.'She shrugs.</p><p>'But I just refused to be in the sweepstakes, even though I gota personal call from that person.'</p><p>If celebrities get this much expert advice, how can they stillget it so wrong? Jennifer Connelly resembled a limp lettuce inbeige Balenciaga last year, while Gwyneth Paltrow was a disaster insee-through black Alexander McQueen. Wang nods in agreement.</p><p>'It goes wrong when they try to be too clever; the designer mustsuit the person's character. And hair and make-up are vital.Evening wear can easily step into the realm of the absurd, and lookoverwrought.'</p><p>Wang has that problem solved. She is great at creating fluid,sensual pieces, with intricate details and soft, flatteringsilhouettes. As she says: 'My clothes don't scream titsandass.'</p><p>Exactly what you want from a wedding dress, which is why shesells more than 10,000 a year, in London (from Liberty and TheWedding Shop) and in America. They start at &pound;3,000 foroff-the-peg, with sky-is-the-limit for couture. .</p><p>Naturally, Wang has netted her fair share of celebritybrides.</p><p>Sharon Stone chose body-hugging mauve chiffon; Uma Thurman waseight months pregnant, so had "a sort of Grecian-look', and KateHudson wore Wang as, 'I'm friends with all the family'.</p><p>Her best-known British client was Victoria Beckham, who paid&pound;45,000 for the cream-silk wedding gown she wore in 1999.'Victoria's was the most elaborate dress,' says Wang, proudly.</p><p>'We called it the Transatlantic because it kept being jettedfrom one country to another to have things added. But she was theperfect client, a true fashionista with an incredible body. Davidis the most romantic guy,' she gushes.</p><p>'He walked her up in the elevator to meet me. I don't know manymen who would do that. I wish I could have dressed him.'</p><p>Not surprisingly, wedding wear for the groom is her nextproject.</p><p>Victoria had first approached Wang in 1997. 'Then she rang a fewmonths later to say she was pregnant. I didn't know if I'd lost herbut she called a year later and said, 'Now, we're ready to go.'</p><p>Like many brides, Posh got thinner as the big day loomed. 'Ithink about 5lb in the last weeks,' recalls Wang. 'I don't normallykeep adjusting dresses up to the last minute but this was a labourof love.'</p><p>It was Wang's dissatisfaction with her own wedding dress thatcaused her to quit Ralph Lauren in 1990 to launch Bridal House, aone-stop wedding shop.</p><p>She married late - at 40 - to businessman Arthur Becker, andsaid searching for her own dress was 'horrifying'.</p><p>'I didn't know what I was looking for. I didn't want to wearwhite but Arthur insisted. In the end I designed my own lace bodiceand an A-line full skirt, but I took it off after the service.'</p><p>Bridal House has long been replaced by her increasinglyubiquitous label and she is currently in London to launch hersignature scent, already a best seller in the US.</p><p>I imagine that Wang is the type who doesn't drink, eats onlylettuce leaves, and is at her desk by 6am. 'Oh, no,' she laughs. 'Idrink a lot, don't exercise, I just play golf. I get into theoffice for 10 but I work late.'</p><p>Like many women, she has to balance career with family. She hastwo daughters: nine-year-old Josephine and Cecilia, 12. 'I domanage to spend time with them - we have wonderful holidays.'</p><p> Holidays are not an option for now. Wang won't be resting untilshe sees her dresses float up that Hollywood aisle later thismonth.</p>Share this article: <p> </p>?CFDA Awards 2012: Kate Bosworth and Dakota Fanning join the models and moguls at 'fashion's Oscars'<p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:00:27 GMT, 5 June 2012 UPDATED:20:30 GMT, 5 June 2012</p><p>The style set turned out in force last night for the CFDA Awards in New York, and made sure to dress for the occasion.</p><p>Industry greats, including Anna Wintour, Diane Von Fursteberg and Michael Kors, rubbed shoulders with Victoria's Secret supermodels and A-list actresses, all present to pay tribute to their favourite labels.</p><p>Kate Bosworth, Zoe Saldana and Dakota Fanning were among those to attend. Mad Men's Jessica Pare looked striking in Jason Wu and The Help actress Jessica Chastain looked ethereal in Prabal Gurung.</p><p> </p><p>The Olsen twins, though, were unarguably the stars of the night. From their arrival at Lincoln Center on the arm of Lauren Hutton, debuting Mary-Kate's new dark locks, to their taking homethe Womenswear Designer of the Year title, they stole the show.</p><p></p><p>The glamorous attendees piled into the venue to witness America's greatest design talents receive awards in categories that ranged from Accessory Designer Of The Year (Reed Krakoff) to the Fashion Icon Award, which belonged to actor Johnny Depp, though he was unable to attend.</p><p>Ms Hutton, 68, stood out from the crowd in simplecream, opting for a suit designed by The Row, the Olsen twins' label, paired with a white T-shirt.</p><p> </p><p>Her designer friends made for a dramatic contrast as they posed beside her for photographs - Mary-Kate arrived in floor-length black while her sister popped in an equally-long magenta creation.</p><p>Miss Saldana also turned heads in a black floor-length Prabal Gurung gown that featured sheer panels at the waist and sleeves as well as a sheer skirt that trailed behind her.</p><p>Dakota Fanning also made a statement in a short Asian-inspired Proenza Schouler gown paired with black booties.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Pulling out all the stops: Heather Graham (left) wearing Nicole Miller, Sophia Bush in a David Meister gown (centre) and Mandy Moore (right) dressed in a Lela Rose gown<br></p><p> </p><p> Jessica Chastain, who served as one of the night's presenters, arrived in an ultra feminine, shimmering knee-length Prabal Gurung design.</p><p>And the other Jessica, Pare who plays Megan Draper in the AMC series Mad Men, also played presenter during the evening in an elegant black and bright pink Jason Wu design.<br></p><p>Of course, models dressed to impress at the CFDA Awards also. Candice Swanepoel's pale blue Valentino lace worn with a braided hairdo was a sure winner, as was Joan Smalls' white mullet-hem Michael Kors gown that she teamed with gold accessories and a pink lip.</p><br><p> </p><p>Dazzling designers: Cynthia Rowley (left), Tory Burch (middle) and Tabitha Simmons (right)<br></p><p> </p><p>Designs on life: Alice &amp; Olivia designer Stacey Bendet (left), CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg (centre) and hat designer Eugenia Kim in one of her own headpieces (right), also attended the event</p><p> </p><p>Karen Elson wore a Proenza Schouler two-piece that bared her slim midriff, </p><p>Devon Aoki wore a strapless peplum Alice + Olivia gown that fell to the ground and flared out into a trail.</p><p>Hilary Rhoda arrived in an all-blue Rebecca Minkoff cutout design that featured a split at one side.<br></p><p></p>?CFDA Fashion Awards 2010: Super sleek Gwyneth Paltrow goes head to head with Sarah Jessica Parker<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:11:32 GMT, 8 June 2010</p><p><br></p><p>There was a lot of competition, but Gwyneth Paltrow stole the show as she arrived for the star-studded CFDA Fashion Awards last night.</p><p>The actress was dressed in a sleek fitted glimmering black Michael Kors gown, which clung to her toned figure. <br></p><p>With her hair pulled back in a tight ponytail, her asymmetrical dress flattered her statuesque shape.</p><p>But the 37-year-old had plenty of challengers for the best-dressed crown at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday.</p><p> </p><p>Amongst the other guests were Sarah Jessica Parker, who wore a brightly patterned fairytale gown from late friend Alexander McQueen's pre-autumn 2010 collection and posed with designer Diane Von Furstenberg.</p><p>Paltrow and Parker couldn't have looked more different, but their stunning outfits were equally eye-catching.</p><p>The Sex And The City star, 45, paid tribute to McQueen, who committed suicide in February, before a string of models presented his final collection in a catwalk show.</p><p>She said it was 'with honour andgreat regret' that she was helping marking his contribution to thefashion world and passing, adding: 'I would have loved to see what he would do next.'</p><p>Joining Gwyneth in black was supermodel Iman, in a fishtailed strapless Giambattista Valli gown, and Canadian model Jessica Stam.</p><p>Somaliansupermodel Iman, who attended with her rock star husband David Bowie,received the Fashion Icon accolade from her friend, actress Isabella Rossellini.</p><p>During the 54-year-old's acceptance speech, Iman joked to her famous spouse: 'Move over, you're not the only icon in the house.'</p><p> </p><p>All white: (L-R) Teen actress Dakota Fanning in a Marchesa mini, American model Hilary Rhoda and American actress Dree Hemingway<br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Flesh tones: (L-R) Estonian model Carmen Kass, British TV presenter Alexa Chung in Marc Jacobs, and Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel <br></p><p></p>?Should Jessica Alba REALLY be taking style tips from Cheryl Cole? Actress's take on singer's X Factor fashion disaster<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:10:16 GMT, 7 June 2011</p><br><p>It seems that Jessica Alba has taken a leaf out of Cheryl Cole's style book for her red-carpet appearance at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York, last night. <br></p><p>But perhaps she should have read the reviews first. <br></p><p>The 30-year-old pregnant actress stepped out in an orange and purple gown reminiscent of the outfit Cheryl wore for the very first US X Factor auditions last month.<br></p><p>Even though she looked pretty in the gown, the flowing Diane Von Furtstenberg frock featuring a coral top with lilac billowing skirt, evoked memories of Cheryl's now infamous colour-blocking faux pas.<br></p><p>And rather than offend with a back-combed bouffant, Jessica wore her hair slicked back in a simple chignon up-do exposing some oversized earrings. </p><p>She accessorised the look with some sparkly stilettos, bejewelled cuffs and a simple clutch. </p><p>Cheryl turned heads for the wrong reasons when she slipped into a pair of figure-hugging purple Diane Von Furstenburg flares, paired with an orange Oscar De La Renta top and pale blue Burberry belt. <br></p><p>Immediately there were mixed reviews over the bold outfit, and they weren't fabulous.<br></p><p>The ensemble was as bright as the one she wore to kick-start her US career, but it was met with some scathing criticism.<br></p><p>A source within the production team told The Mail on Sunday: &#8216;Obviously Cheryl is a gorgeous woman, but she turned up to the first day&#8217;s filming of The X Factor looking a bit weird in purple flares.<br></p><p> Everyone was talking about how she looked - but for all the wrong reasons.'<br></p><p>Cheryl has since been sacked from the talent show and replaced by Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger in one of the most controversial decisions in the history of the talent show to date. <br></p><p>The ongoing saga of the U.S. X Factor judging panel was confirmed last week as show bosses announced Nicole would indeed be replacing Cheryl.<br></p><p>It emerged over the weekend that Cheryl had been invited to return to her role after being fired a fortnight ago, but she snubbed the offer, leaving the Nicole free to take her place.<br></p><p>Fox, FremantleMedia North America and Syco TV released a statement this afternoon announcing the news.<br></p><p>It read: 'Nicole Scherzinger will be replacing Cheryl Cole on the judging panel of The X Factor.<br></p><p>'Nicole will join Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul on their search across America to find the next global superstar or group to win the life-changing $5million dollar recording deal.</p><p>'Nicole has previously joined Simon Cowell as a guest judge on The X Factor for the UK version of the show in 2010. Steve Jones will act as sole host of The X Factor.'<br></p><p>Show bosses did an unexpected U-turn when they offered Cheryl her job back on Saturday.</p><p> She was given 24 hours to decide, but after previously knocking back a consolation-style offer of returning to her old post on the UK version, Cheryl now appears to be severing ties with the franchise.<br></p><p>Show sources were quick to point out that an official comment had never been released confirming Mrs Cole&#8217;s axing &#8211; and that her picture and biography had been kept up on the Fox X Factor website.<br></p><p>But friends of the Girls Aloud star believe their silence is part of Fox executives' plan to wriggle out of paying Cheryl out - as they were banking on her not turning up to the next auditions on Wednesday, making her in breach of contract.<br></p><p>But the singer is thought to have threatened to make public emails and text messages that prove she was indeed fired, the Daily Mirror claim.</p><p> </p><p></p>?Now we've really seen it ALL: Lady Gaga leaves nothing to the imagination as she hits the dancefloor in a sheer body suit<p> By <br>Created 3:20 AM on 7th June 2011</p><p><br></p><p>After accidentally exposing her nipples as she arrived at the CFDA Fashion Awards, Lady Gaga decided she may as well go the whole hog at the after-party.</p><p>The flamboyant singer ended up removing her custom-made Mugler gown to just the sheer bodysuit underneath, leaving nothing to the imagination.</p><p>The 25-year-old had just nipple covers and a G-string protecting what little modesty she had left as she danced at the bash at The Standard hotel in New York.<br></p><p>The singer was clearly in high spirits after being named Fashion Icon at the CFDA Fashion Awards hours earlier.<br></p><p>Her revealing after-party outfit came hours after Gaga's wardrobe malfunction on the purple carpet at the awards at the Lincoln Center.</p><p></p><p>Posing with her left arm clutching her turquoise wig, it was hardly surprising that the precarious outfit gave way.</p><p>Gaga was assisted by a minder as she arrived at Alice Tully Hall, staggering around in a staggering pair of 24in vertiginous platform heels.</p><p> </p><p>Designer Marc Jacobs received one of the biggest honours of the night from the Council of Fashion Designers of America - the Lifetime Achievement Award.</p><p>The 48-year-old said: 'This achievement is born of love, passion, creativity and a hell of a lot of hard work.<br></p><p>'I believe we all know and feel the greatest reward is the process itself.'</p><p></p>?Let's hear it for the boys! Marc Jacobs is man of the moment as fashion's hottest young talents sweep the board at CFDAs<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:05:22 GMT, 7 June 2011</p><p>It's the fashion industry's answer to the Oscars, and the night, for once, when the glory goes to the designers and not the stars they dress.<br></p><p>And while there were plenty of celebrity friends present at the CFDAs in New York last night, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Marc Jacobs was undoubtedly the man of the moment.</p><p>The designer, 48, who was given his 'half-lifetime' gong by close friend Sofia Coppola said in his speech: 'This achievement is born of love, passion, creativity... and a hell of a lot of hard work. I believe we all know and feel the greatest reward is the process itself.'</p><p>But if he needed any reminding of the young talent snapping at his heels, it was the night's other honorees, which were in large part, new names.</p><p>Lifetime Achievements aside, the big award of the evening - Womenswear Designer of the Year - went to Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler.</p><p></p><p>The pair, whose company name comes from their mothers' maiden names, only founded their business in 2002, but have since won an army of fans including Kristen Stewart and Chloe Sevigny.</p><p>Naomi Watts presented the award in a metallic dress by Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein, joking about the long walk across the stage in teetering heels.</p><p> 'That was easy,' she said as she reached the podium. 'Fun doing it in a room full of supermodels.'</p><p> </p><p>Rising stars: Prabal Gurung (left), who won the Swarovski Womenswear Award for new talent; Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler who won the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award (centre) and Alexander Wang, who was given his Accessory Designer of the Year gong by Iris Apfel (right)<br></p><p>Alexander Wang, who is just 27, beat veteran designer Reed Krakoff to take home the Accessory Designer of theYear Award, while Michelle Obama favourite Prabal Gurung beat the Olsentwins to win the Swarovski Womenswear Award for up-and-coming talent.</p><p>And few could fail to notice a blue-haired Lady Gaga, who was present to collect her Fashion Icon Award - and true to form, she made an impression in a Thierry Mugler design by her friend and stylist Nicola Formichetti.</p><p>The singer was teary-eyed as she made her speech that paid tribute to her supporters in the fashion industry.</p><p>'All of you made me feel like a star before I was,' she said.</p><p> </p><p>Traditionalists would have been pleased to see that there were at least some well-established designers among the winners.</p><p>Michael Bastian was named Menswear Designer of the Year, and Celine's PhoebePhilo was given the International Award, while the CFDA Board of Directors&#8217; Special Tribute Award was given to photographer Arthur Elgort.</p><p>But not all will beimpressed with this year's roll-call of winners. When the CFDA nominations were first announced earlier this year, there was some controversy over the lack of well-established designer names.</p><p>There were no nominations for Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein&#8217;s Francisco Costa - despite consistent industry acclaim.</p><p>And while last year's Fashion Icon award was given to a 55-year-old Iman, this year's went to 24-year-old Gaga.</p><p>EvenMr Jacobs was startled when it was announced that he was worthy of the Lifetime Achievement Award. The designer himself joked that it should just be a 'half-lifetime achievement award'.</p><p>But Styleite writer Justin Fenner defended the organisation's choices: 'The CFDA&#8217;s mission isn&#8217;t to honour young designers, it&#8217;s to honour talented ones.<br></p><p>'Either the people who run it think these young bucks are more talented than the old masters, or they&#8217;re changing course.'<br></p><p>Nominations for each award category are submitted by the CFDA Fashion Awards Selection Committee, which is made up of around 300 members and over 500 fashion retailers, journalists, and stylists.<br></p><p></p>?Now THAT'S how you wear black! Miranda Kerr outshines the colourful A-listers at CFDA gala<br> <p> By <br>UPDATED:14:18 GMT, 7 June 2011</p><p></p><p>There may have been a kaleidoscope of colours at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York last night, but all eyes were firmly fixed on Miranda Kerr. <br></p><p>The stunning 28-year-old model managed to outshine a slew of A-listers in a stunning black Michael Kors skirt and top, sexily slashed at the thigh. <br></p><p>She teamed the outfit, which came complete with cut out side panels, with a gold belt and gladiator-style gold cuffs, looking the epitome of high fashion.<br></p><p>The 25-year-old singer, who wore Thierry Mugler, channelled a punk rock prom queen with a spiked corset style upper half, complete with sheer material across her decolletage, proving that the colour black could be just as eye-catching as they stolethe limelight from the ladies in brighter colours. <br></p><p>The outfit, designed by her best friend and stylist, who works for the label, was unsurprisingly, short. The design flowed into a dramatic ruffled train, which the Born ThisWay singer teamed with a pair of 12inch platform heels.</p><p>With a turquoise wig, the fashion icon added a splash of colour to her otherwise monochrome look.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Standing out: Canadian actress and Entourage star Emmanuelle Chriqui, Australian actress Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein and British singer Estelle <br></p><p> </p><p>Classic black: (L-R) Designers Vera Wang and Nicole Miller and Real Housewives Of New York star Kelly Bensimon</p>?Cheryl Cole flies by the seat of her pants... in zip-up leather trousers<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:08:53 GMT, 16 April 2009</p><p></p><p>She was voted Best Dressed Women of 2009 in a magazine poll earlier this month, and last night Cheryl Cole did her best to live up to the title.</p><p>The Girls Aloud singer stepped out in a stylish pair of skinny leather trousers with an unusual feature - a zip that travelled from the front to the back.</p><p>Cheryl, 25, looked as a chic as ever in the £1,200 uber-tight pants bydesigner Alexander Wang which she teamed with a £6 purple vest fromTopShop and a lilac coloured leather jacket from Doma.</p><p>Zipped up: Cheryl Cole donned a stylish pair of PVC trousers with a zip that travelled from the front to the back for a night at the Soho hotel<br></p><p>She jazzed up her ensemble with Jimmy Choo's Zebra Maia bag, which costs a rock-star-ish £1,561, a gold necklace and pair of Rupert Sanderson red stilettos.</p><p>Cheryl spent the evening with her bandmates after turning down the chance to share the Chelsea players lounge with the WAGs she claims to detest while husband Ashley played Liverpool F.C. atStamford Bridge just four miles away.</p><p>The group met up at the Soho hotel yesterday afternoon for aphotoshoot to promote their new single Untouchable, which is releasedon April 27.</p><p> </p><p>While Northern Irish bandmember Nadine Coyle swiftly left the hotelafter the shoot, the rest of the bandmates stayed behind to catch upand have dinner at the hotel's Refuel restaurant.</p><p>Cheryl has been rarely seen at Chelsea games since she first started dating her now-husband Ashley in 2004.</p><p>She has publicly denounced footballers' WAGS as 'bad as benefit scroungers, just a higher class of sponger'.</p><p>In an interview with Vogue this year, Cheryl said WAGs had heads 'like wooden blocks, I am telling you'.</p><p>Meanwhile, Cheryl's bandmate Sarah Harding was showing off her new tattoo in her sleeveless top.</p><p>Girls night: Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding leave the hotel after a band meeting before their tour later this month</p><p>In contrast to her glamorous bandmates, the feisty blonde wasdressed casually in an all-black outfit of cropped trousers, a t-shirtand a 'keffiyeh' Arabic scarf.</p><p>Two weeks ago Sarah got a new tattoo on the inside of her left arm. The black etching is a Tibetan symbol for 'inner strength'.</p><p>Kimberley opted for a hot pink dress with black opaque tights whileNicola teamed her pale complexion with a pink, orange, yellow and greenbandeau dress with gold strappy heels.<br></p><p>The group are currently hard at work rehearsing for their upcoming tour.<br></p><p>The Out of Control tour will kick off in Sarah's native Manchester on April 24.</p><p>The 32-date will travel all over the British Isles, including Ireland and will end in Cheryl's hometown of Newcastle on June 6.</p><p> </p>?Michelle in McQueen: First Lady's daring British choice as she represents America at China state dinner (and that's not the only controversial item on the menu)<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:14:26 GMT, 20 January 2011</p><br><p>She was representing America at a state dinner hosting the man who is one of her husband's biggest rivals on the world stage - so you could be forgiven for expecting Michelle Obama to choose an American designer. <br></p><p>But the First Lady has once again made a daring fashion choice, appearing instead last night in a fiery red gown by British designer Alexander McQueen.</p><p>The Obamas were hosting Chinese president Hu Jintao at an elaborate state dinner in Washington last night- and Mrs Obama's fashion choice was not the only controversial thing on the menu.</p><p>See video below<br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Also on the star-studded list of the rich, powerful and glamourous attendees was Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth.</p><p></p><p>China's human rights records was thrown into the spotlight again yesterday after a tense press conference in which Mr Hu and Mr Obama revealed the two countries do have 'some disagreements' - over human rights in particular. <br></p><p> </p><p>Mr Roth looked grim as he arrived in a tuxedo, with fellow human rights advocate Dr Annie Sparrow, clad in green. <br></p><p>Hispresence was a reminder that even as Mr Obama pulled out all the stops to give Mr Hu the red carpet treatment on his trip - with billions of dollars in trade agreements at stake - China's human rights record will not go unnoticed. <br></p><p>With all the possible tensions that could spill over at the dinner, Mrs Obama needed to dazzle.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Her flame-coloured silk organza with an asymentrical neckline and black detail is 'very glamourous', said Kate Betts, author of the new book 'Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style'.<br></p><p>'Red is an obvious colour because in the Chinese color it means good luck, but you expect an American or an American-based designer for an occasion like this,' Ms Betts,who is also a contributing editor at Time magazine, said. <br></p><p>'But she's always surprising, and that's why we're all rivetedby her.'</p><p>The Alexander McQueen label is one of the most respected in style circles. <br></p><p> </p><p>The much-loved British designer committed suicide a year ago.</p><p>But the brand has continued under the stewardship of his former assistant Sarah Burton, who, like Mr McQueen, is a Londoner who shows her collections in Paris.</p><p>The choice of McQueen further adds to Mrs. Obama's fashion credibility, said Ms Betts. She's known as a champion of up-and-coming talent, but also mixes and matches top designers with mass retail brands.</p><p>Fashion was further represented at the evening's A-list event with designer Vera Wang and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour both on the guest list.</p><p> </p><p>And in a nod to the trade deals, America's most powerful businessman were there, turned out in their best: Goldman Sachs chairman Lloyd Blankfein, Microsoft's Steven Ballmer and JP Morgan Chase head Jamie Dimon among them. <br></p><p>Celebrity star power arrived in the form of singer Barbra Streisand, her husband actor James Brolin and action film star Jackie Chan.</p><p> Prominent Chinese-Americans such as artist Maya Lin and Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan attended. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer added some gravitas. Former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter made the cut, too.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Vera Wang wore a floor-length, sleeveless design of her own. Anna Wintour opted for a white, patterned Chanel skirt suit.</p><p>The dinner's all-star jazz lineup included trumpeter Chris Botti, two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, jazz icon Herbie Hancock, rising pianist Lang Lang and four-time Grammy-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves.</p><p>Jazz pianist Peter Martin, part of the entertainment lineup, prepped for his appearance by springing for a tux.</p><p>'I'm finally a grown-up, graduated from renting to owning,' Mr Martin tweeted, adding that he was 'super-excited' about the White House gig.</p><p> </p><p>Regular folks who find themselves in alast-minute frenzy before guests arrive can take comfort in knowing that it's the same at the White House: Hours before the dinner, chair cushions were stacked in the front foyer and harried staff shuttled flower arrangements to and fro.</p><p>The 225 guests were spread out among three rooms: the State Dining Room, Blue Room and Red Room, then all shuttled to the East Room for the entertainment. </p><p>Big video monitors were set up in the Blue and Red rooms for the outcasts to catch the dinner toasts.</p><p>The two presidents' toasts featured the usual promises of better relations all around. Mr Obama used the moment to highlight an agreement that will ensure the beloved giant pandas from China remain at the Smithsonian National Zoo for another five years.</p><p> </p><p>Breaking with tradition, the Obamas opted against bringing in a high-profile guest chef. Instead they put White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford in charge of preparing an all-American themed dinner at the request of the Chinese delegation, theWhite House said.</p><p>On the menu: d'anjou pear salad with farmstead goat cheese, poached Maine lobster, orange glazed carrots and black trumpet mushrooms, dry aged rib eye with buttermilk crisp onions, double-stuffed potatoes and creamed spinach. <br></p><p>Dessert was to be old-fashioned applepie with vanilla ice cream. Mr Obama is known to be an avid eater of pastry chef Bill Yosses' pies.</p><p>Barbara Streisand, who also made the guest list for an afternoon luncheon at the State Department, said she was making her first appearance at a state dinner since the Clinton years. <br></p><p>The singer, who helped raise money for Obama during the presidential campaign, said she had 'a lot of friends here'.</p><p> </p><p> <br></p><p>Asked for a thought on why she was invited, she quipped: 'I worked in a Chinese restaurant.'</p><p>Miss Wintour said she hoped to talk to Mr Hu about - what else? - fashion, specifically investing in Chinese fashion.</p><p>There were some high-profile no-shows, including three of the top four leaders of Congress: House Speaker John Boehner, who declined Mr Obama's past state dinner invitations; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader.</p><p>With the Senate out of session, Mr Reid was home in Nevada and Mr McConnell just wrapped up a congressionaltrip to Afghanistan and Pakistan and had not planned to be in Washington this week, aides said.</p><p>House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi was the only top congressional leader to accept an invitation. <br></p><p>Many in Congress see China as an economic threat to the U.S. Mrs Pelosi also has been a longtime and outspoken critic of China's human rights record.</p><p>At a White House news conference with Mr Obama, Mr Hu punted when asked to comment on the congressional leaders' absence.</p><p>'I think President Obama is certainlyin a better position to answer that question,' he said, drawing laughter from journalists and the U.S. and China officials seated in theEast Room.<br></p><p>Mr Obama punted, too.</p><p>Earlier, Mrs Obama wore a fairly dressy look for her daytime schedule, which included the official welcome to President Hu to Washington.</p><p>Her navy ensemble, which included a wool coat and wool-and-duchesse-satin dress, were embellished with silver beads. The outfit also had a British edge: it was designed by London-based designer Roksanda Ilincic.</p><p>'She likes glamour on these very public days,' says Ms Betts. 'That's a strong, optimistic message, and she helps set the tone. <br></p><p>'We don't want her to show up in a dowdy, old dress.'</p><p><br></p>?The long and shorts of festival fashion: How YOU kept up with the A-list at Coachella <br><p>By and <br>UPDATED:10:00 GMT, 20 April 2011</p><p>It may be a music festival, but Coachella, for many, is all about the fashion. And that appeared to be more true than ever for the stylish crowd at this year's event.</p><p>The California Desert was the perfect location to showcase new season trends, and headline acts and their famous fans had some serious competition in the style stakes.</p><p>If keeping cool in the searing heat was a fashion challenge, there was little evidence, with floaty maxidresses and denim shorts the order of the day.</p><p> </p><p>Taking it to the maxi: Festival-goers kept their cool in the heat in long dresses at Coachella this year<br></p><p> </p><p>Retro-inspired looks like floppy Seventies-style sunhats and Sixties-inspired mini shifts referenced Woodstock, while bleached denim and dungaree-style skirts and dresses played on Eighties trends.</p><p></p><p>Carryingaround all those festival essentials was a breeze this year, as satchel-style bags are all the rage, and that cross-body strap could be seen slung across tees and frocks throughout.<br></p><p>And while Hunter wellies may reign supreme at Glastonbury, ankle boots and embellished sandals were de rigueur at Coachella.</p><p> </p><p>Retro revival: People could be seen working trends from every decade, including Forties-style red lips, Eighties-inspired dungaree dresses and lace Sixties shifts<br></p><p> reporter Hayley Phelan said that the Seventies look is key this year, while clashing prints and crochet were the biggest emerging trends.</p><p>She told MailOnline: 'I definitely see a Seventies influence at the festival - a lot of crochet (and I mean LOTS), floppy hats, peasant tops and flowy dresses. <br></p><p>'I also see that people are opting for ankle booties in lieu of sandals - I call it the Isabel Marant effect.</p><p>'Cutoff shorts are still big, as are oversized shades, though this year they're rounderor cat-eyed. <br></p><p>'People are also experimenting with prints, mixing tie-dye with florals and a bold tribal-printed purse with stripes.'<br></p><p> </p><p>Shorts story: Denim cutoffs of every variety were a popular choice this weekend, while others played on the theme with super-tight white shorts and tailored rompers<br></p><p> </p><p>Bright ideas: Shorts may have been a uniform trend, but festival-goers set themselves apart with bold prints, from tribal-style cross-body bags and zebra stripes to ditzy florals<br></p><p>Mulberry's creative director Emma Hill, who hosted a star-studded party at Coachella for the likes of Nicole Richie, Camilla Belle and Alexa Chung, also had her eye on the different looks festival-goers were channelling.</p><p>She told MailOnline how trends included 'little booties with shorts or a little dress and cross body bags', chambray, platform shoes and Converse trainers.<br></p><p>One of the main themes she noticed among the girls was the Pocahontas look, while men, she added, were going for 'metallic all-in-one suits and rocking dungarees'.</p><p>She added that few had let their grooming standards slip though, with many sporting spray tans and immaculate glossy blow-dried hair.</p><p> </p><p>Frock tactics: The lightest sundresses, worn with leather accessories (note the Alexander Wang bag, left) and bare feet (centre and right) were a fashion favourite<br></p><p>She admitted she had spotted plenty of her own designs at the event too, proving the British label is as popular in the U.S. as its native UK.</p><p>'[There were] lots of Mulberry Lilys, Taylors, Anthonys, and Carters and also Bayswater twist lock bags,' she revealed.</p><p>Approximately 50,000 people attended the Coachella festival, this weekend, which is in its 11th year. The line-up included Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon and The Strokes. </p><p>It is a magnet for celebrities, with Katy Perry, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Diane Kruger and Kelly Osbourne among the stars spotted in the VIP section on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.<br></p><p>It is held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California in the Coachella Valley.</p>?Computer tycoon Sir Clive Sinclair, 69, weds his 33-year-old lap dancer <br><p>By <br>UPDATED:13:17 GMT, 27 April 2010</p><p>It was the unlikely relationship that many thought could never last. </p><p>But the Daily Mail can reveal that computer tycoon Sir Clive Sinclair, 69, has secretly married his lap dancer fiancee Angie Bowness, who is 36 years his junior. </p><p>They have been engaged a year but have been seeing each other, on and off, for more than a decade.<br></p><p>The pair wed at the Civil Court in Las Vegas on April 16. The single witness is believed to have been a passer-by. </p><p>The inventor and Miss Bowness, 33, a former Miss England, had flown to the U.S. two days before and were staying at the luxurious Bellagio Hotel. </p><p>Before heading for the U.S., Sir Clive had bought a platinum wedding ring from jeweller Asprey. </p><p>Last night, Miss Bowness told the Mail: 'We're over the moon. We're very happy.' </p><p>Sir Clive said: 'I suggested on the plane that we get married. It was a spur of the moment thing.' </p><p>When asked what qualities attracted him to his future bride he replied: 'Well she is a former Miss England, isn't she.' </p><p>He added: 'We don't know where we will honeymoon yet - it's all been rather quick.' <br></p><p>On marrying at the age of 69, he said: 'I hadn't thought I'd get married at this stage'. </p><p>And, asked about the age gap between the pair, he replied: 'It's just an age gap. Our relationship works extremely well.' </p><p>According to sources, the vows were kept very simple because 'they just wanted to legally formalise their relationship'. </p><p>Last night, a friend of Miss Bowness said: 'Angie is absolutely over the moon to have married Sir Clive. And he's thrilled - he can't stop calling her My Lady.' </p><p>Indeed, Miss Bowness now takes the title of Lady Sinclair. <br></p><p>She apparently wore a 'cute' short blue Alexander Wang dress for the ceremony and Christian Louboutin shoes. Sinclair, meanwhile, chose a suit. <br></p><p>Miss Bowness was working as a stripper in Stringfellows' club in Central London when Sir Clive, inventor of the pocket calculator and the ill-fated C5 electric car, first got to know her in 1996. <br></p><p>However, shortly after that first encounter privately-educated Miss Bowness fell in love with businessman Mark Thornton. Miss Bowness and Mr Thornton's son Marcus was born in April 1998. <br></p><p>But they broke up two months after the child's birth and Sir Clive and Miss Bowness started dating again. In October 1998, Miss Bowness again left Sir Clive. Even so, she and the inventor remained friends. <br></p><p>In 2003, he proposed, despite the fact that they were not even dating at the time. She turned him down, saying that she was too young. But in February last year, Miss Bowness finally agreed to marry the former Mensa chairman. </p><p>She owns two homes but moved into Sir Clive's £5million flat overlooking Trafalgar Square following their engagement. </p><p>He is said to be close to her son Marcus, now 12. </p><p></p>?Cruise control: Invest in mid-season collections for fashion statements with staying power<br> <p>By <br> UPDATED:09:34 GMT, 26 January 2009</p> <p>It's too early for spring, but we're beyond bored of winter. The answer? Cruise collections. <br></p><p>Slotting neatly between seasons, these transitional pieces make for the perfect wardrobe foundations. Dropping into store ahead of the main designer lines, these mid-season pieces are a nod to spring trends without taking them wholesale.</p><p>This makes them wearable, versatile, and designer investments that will see you through 2009 and beyond.</p><p>From Yves Saint Laurent's jersey jumpsuit to D&amp;G's leopard-print dress, step ahead of the fashion pack with our pick of the pre-season lines.</p> <p> </p><p>Coral jacket, £485, and denim flares, £180, both Marc by Marc Jacobs at Harvey Nichols, 020 7259 6638. White trainer shoe, £375, Puma for Sergio Rossi, 020 7811 5950; Ochre trench coat £1,195, skirt £795, black laquer print top, £595, shoes, £350, chain necklace, £250, and rivet bracelet, £395, all Burberry, 07000 785 676; Patterned dress, £332, Matthew Williamson, 020 7629 6200. Turquoise necklace, £300, Pebble London, 020 7262 1775. Blue shoes, £560, Gina, 020 7409 7090</p><br> <p> </p><p>Print ruffle top, £265, and black riding trousers, £220, both Phillip Lim 3.1 at Club, 01372 46262. Purple patent shoes, £275 and purple clutch bag, £295, both Mulberry, 020 7491 3900. Brass coil arm cuff, £220, Pebble London 020 7262 1775; Leopard print dress, £785, D&amp;G at Harvey Nichols, 020 7259 6638. Black shoes, £295, Jonathan Kelsey for Mulberry, 020 7491 3900; Yellow and white coat, £1,054, and black and yellow dress, £276, both Diane Von Furstenberg, 020 7499 0886. Black shoes, £420, Gina, 020 7409 7090.</p><br> <p> </p><p>Jumpsuit, £905, link metal necklace £480, gold bracelet, £245, all Yves Saint Laurent, 020 7493 1800. Silver shoes, £725, Jimmy Choo, 020 7493 5858; Coral coat, £1,714, brown shoes, £385, brown patent bag, £763, all Alberta Ferretti, 020 7235 2349; Keyhole dress, £495, Alexander Wang at Club, as before. Pale grey shoes, £450, Sergio Rossi, 020 7811 5950. Beetle necklace, £165, Pebble London, as before.</p><p><br></p><br><p><br></p><p><br></p><p></p><p> </p>?Atten-tion! Sarah Jessica Parker and Portia de Rossi go for military chic in New York in celebrity favourite denim label Current/Elliot<br> <p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:11:42 GMT, 27 September 2012 UPDATED:11:43 GMT, 27 September 2012</p><br><p>From leopard-print to fishnet, the creative brains behind ultra-hip New York denim label Current/Elliot aren't shy of using a statement print or two.</p><p>And with the military trend hitting the headlines this season, it's no surprise the brand's latest offering features a chic camouflage print.<br></p><p>Long time Current/Elliott fan Sarah Jessica Parker has already been spotted out and about in the grey and khaki print jeans, while actress Portia de Rossi also has a pair.</p><p>Military madams: Actress Portia de Rossi, left, and singer Rihanna, right, both love Current/Elliot's camouflage prints.<br></p><p>Parker, seen wearing hers on a relaxing September stroll in New York with her son James Wilkie Broderick, 10, teamed the jeans with a casual pale green striped T-shirt, comfy ballet flats and a large leather satchel. <br></p><p>De Rossi chose to wear hers with a simple black vest, black flip-flops and dark glasses.</p><p></p><p>Other celebrities spotted getting to grips with the camouflage trend include singers Rihanna - regularly seen in her beloved khaki camo shirt - Rita Ora, Mary J Blige and Miley Cyrus, all of whom have been snapped in camouflage jackets.<br></p><p>Splatter chic: Olivia Palermo, left, and Pink, right with baby Willow, have proved themselves fans of colourful splatter-print and patterned denim.<br></p><p>But camouflage isn't the only print to adorn this season's jeans. While summer saw floral prints and coloured denim take centre stage, this autumn it's all about animal, graphic and digital prints.</p><p>Never one to be left behind, the ever-stylish Miranda Kerr was seen out in subtle dark blue cheetah print.</p><p>Fashionista Olivia Palermo teamed a pair of bright pink and purple splatter print jeans with a pair of chic silver flats.</p><p>Even singer Pink has been getting in on the act and was seen out playing with her daughter Willow while sporting a pair of garish Balmain baroque print jeans.</p><p>One of autumn's hottest trends, camouflage print and military influences were seen all over the catwalks. <br></p><p>The look reigned at Burberry and Jason Wu, and popped up at Belstaff, Alexander Wang and Victoria Beckham among others. <br></p><p>On the high street, Michelle Obama's favourite J Crew has a pared-down khaki watch for £150 (jcrew.com), while Topshop has an entire collection dedicated to the trend.</p><p>Elsewhere, online retailer ASOS has a brilliant belted military coat in khaki for £110 (asos.com), which would work beautifully with River Island's practical black leather boots, £75 (riverisland.com).</p><p>Easier still, go vintage and head toa military surplus store, where you can snap up the look for a fractionof the designer price.</p><p>Also worth checking out is East London vintage emporium Rokit (rokit.co.uk), which boasts rail after rail crammed with military pieces sourced from army outfitters. <br></p><p>Current/Elliott Multi Zip Stiletto Skinny jeans, £220, are available from .<br></p><p></p>?'I had meltdowns': Daisy Lowe says it's taken years to accept she'll never be 'beanpole' thin and embrace her curvy figure <br><p> By <br>UPDATED:12:58 GMT, 8 June 2011</p><p>Daisy Lowe has revealed it has taken her years to come to terms with the fact that she'll never be as a tiny as some of her fellow models.<br></p><p>The curvy brunette beauty says she now accepts her shape, but used to suffer 'meltdowns' because she wasn't skinny.<br></p><p>Talking in the July issue of InStyle, the 22-year-old Agent Provocateur model confesses: 'It&#8217;s taken me seven years to get to the point where I can be comfortable with not being as thin as the rest of them.'</p><p>Scroll down to watch Daisy behind the scenes on the shoot...<br></p><p>She continued: 'The public can say, "It&#8217;s really cool that you&#8217;re not conforming to this anorexic ideal", but then I still have to go and stand next to all of the other girls. <br></p><p></p><p>'I&#8217;m not saying that I am big, but when you stand next to a beanpole, you&#8217;re going to look like a massive tree trunk. <br></p><p>'Literally, it&#8217;s only in the past six months that I&#8217;ve come to terms with it. Before then&#8230;it was hard. I used to have private meltdowns all the time.'</p><p>The star, who's previously modelled for the likes of Chanel, Burberry and Vivienne Westwood, has also revealed that when not in couture, she likes dressing up in her actor boyfriend Matt Smith's clothes when he's off battling the likes of The Silence as Dr Who.<br></p><p>The daughter of fashion designer Pearl Lowe and Bush frontman Gavin Rossdalesaid she's never happier than wearing her 28-year-old beau's T-shirts when he's away to make her feel closer to him. <br></p><p>She gushes: 'He dresses really well. I love his style.'</p><p>Daisy also recently admitted she felt so guilty for buying a Gareth Pugh dress for £2,200, she wore it every day for six months.<br></p><p>Daisy wore a number of killer outfits in the shoot to go with the interview, which was taken in the Victoria And Albert Museum.<br></p><p>The star sported a series of figure-hugging frocks by the likes of Alexander Wang and Versace while simultaneously crafting a playlist for the party she was DJing later that evening as she posed against the gilded mirrors of the London institution. <br></p><p>The full interview with Daisy in the July edition of In Style magazine, out on Thursday.<br></p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p>?Dannii Minogue's bump-friendly trousers and new shades of vintage at Alexander Wang<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:08:59 GMT, 15 February 2010</p><p>SHADES OF VINTAGE</p><p>U.S. designer Alexander Wang, who created last year's It bag, thestudded 'Coco', has turned his hand to sunglasses, in collaborationwith the legendary Seventies sunglasses label Linda Farrow Vintage. Theglasses are adorned with zips and Fifties-style wings as well astraditional varieties.</p><p>From £180, brownsfashion.com <br></p><p>STYLISH BUMPS <br></p><p>A pregnancy pandemic has swept the world of showbiz, with everyone fromDannii Minogue to Denise Van Outen sporting baby bumps in thecelebrity's favourite maternity range, Slacks &amp; Co. The ethosbehind the brand is that baby bump aside you can look as stylish asever, with a tailored collection of basics to flatter your shape. Thetrousers in particular are worth a look.</p><p>From £139, available at Harrods, 020 7730 1234.</p><p>HOLLYWOOD BOHO <br></p><p>Following the success of her jewellery range House of Harlow, NicoleRichie has created a ready-to-wear collection, Winter Kate. The rangefeatures plenty of Nicole's signature bohemian style, from femininemaxi-dresses to tunic tops with ethnic-style prints.</p><p>From £135, at my-wardrobe.com <br></p><p></p><p>GRAFFITI FEET </p><p>TOMS Shoes - the ethical company that gives a pair of new shoes to achild in need in developing countries, for every pair they sell(400,000 pairs and counting so far) - has teamed up with supermodelErin Wasson for a visit to London for the first UK Style Your Soleworkshop in Topshop Oxford Street on February 21 and 22. Customers can ask an all-female team of graffiti artists, TOMSfounder Blake Mykosie or Erin to customise their shoes for them.</p><p>From £29.99. </p><p>CHANNEL CHANEL <br></p><p>When Chanel launched its latest nail polish collection last month, fansqueued around the corner of Harvey Nichols to get their hands on it.But if you missed the boat, or don't want to spend £16 on a bottle,fret not. Orly has two shades Prince Charming and Ballerina, which aresimilar to Chanel's Particuliere and Tendresse at a snip of the price.</p><p>Priced £8, orlybeauty.com</p><br><p><br><br><br><br></p><p> </p>?Why the low-profile? David and Victoria Beckham sneak out of Liberty after private tour<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:10:27 GMT, 23 February 2011</p><p>In their stylish outfits, David and Victoria Beckham looked more than suitable for the paparazzi.</p><p>But the couple were unusually shy on Monday night when they attempted to sneak out of a fashion party from a side entrance.</p><p>The couple, who are expecting their fourth child together, were in no mood to be photographed as they attended the Love and Alexander Wang party at the Liberty store.</p><p>Prior to the bash - which was attended by the likes of Daisy Lowe and Jaime Winstone - the couple enjoyed a private tour of the historic Regent Street department store.</p><p>After checking out the latest products on sale, the pair headed upstairs to greet host Katie Grand.</p><p>But perhaps feeling a bit tired due to her pregnancy, the couple only spent 45 minutes at the party before making a swift exit into a waiting car, with David explaining to the crowd outside they were on a 'private visit'.<br></p><p>Although announcing she was pregnant seven weeks ago, there was no apparent sign of Posh's baby bump in her little black dress.</p><p>Her husband, who looked dapper in a blue pinstripe suit, was incredibly protective of his wife as they were surrounded by photographers outside the store.</p><p></p><p>The couple's spokeswoman confirmed the couple 'perused the store on the way to the Love party'.</p><p>The Beckhams arrived in London last week after Victoria showcased her latest collection at New York Fashion Week.</p><p>During promotional interviews, she insisted she didn't know the sex of her unborn child, which is due in July.</p><p>She told CNN last week: ''If I don't have a girl this time, then maybe I'll be lucky enough and have a girl the next time.'</p><p>When presenter Alina Cho questioned the possibility of having a fifth child, Mrs Beckham responded: 'We'd like to have a big family. There could be. Who knows?'</p><p>But when Miss Cho suggested having six children, Beckham laughed: 'Well, I'm not Angelina. I don't know. I mean, come on.'<br></p><p></p>?Dawn Steele: I like to give any new look my personal twist<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:10:05 GMT, 10 February 2011</p><br><p>Glaswegian Dawn, 35, is best known for two TV roles: as Lexie in Monarch Of The Glen and now as Alice in Wild At Heart. She's currently touring the UK in a new production of the Agatha Christie play Verdict. When not filming in South Africa for Wild At Heart, Dawn lives in West London with her actor boyfriend Paul Blair.</p><p>I&#8217;ve always been interested in fashion and keen to follow the latest trend. But from an early age, I liked to give any new look my personal twist.</p><p>As a teenager, I was into rave culture &#8212; rather a manly look, with Nike trainers, shorts, waistcoats and caps on backwards that I&#8217;d wear to clubs. </p><p>At drama school, I lived in trackie bottoms and vests because we always seemed to be in movement classes.</p><p> I had next to no money, so I&#8217;d shop for clothes in the High Street; always Topshop. <br></p><p></p><p>For my 21st birthday, I asked Mum and Dad for a beautiful, floor-length, cream dress-coat from Karen Millen. <br></p><p>I&#8217;ve still got it, although it got ruined at my party because the hem got -permanently stained from all the alcohol on the carpet. </p><p>Now, I spend the majority of my money on clothes. As I always say, I&#8217;m very good to myself! </p><p>When I open my wardrobe, it&#8217;s like a rainbow of colours. <br></p><p>I love blue because it matches my eyes. And now I&#8217;ve discovered green after wearing green scrubs, which is my uniform as a vet in Wild At Heart. <br></p><p>DAWN'S WARDROBE FAVOURITES</p><p>TIFFANY JEWELLERY</p><p>When I finally left Monarch Of The Glen, the cast clubbed together and bought me a Tiffany bracelet and pen. Susan Hampshire [Dawn&#8217;s co-star] said to me if I didn&#8217;t like them, I could swap them for something else. So when back in London, we went to the shop and I fell in love with a silver bracelet. The dragonfly on it reminds me of all the midges in Scotland! </p><p>My pride and joy is my gold Tiffany necklace. I bought the larger key on it; Mum and Dad bought me the smaller one for Christmas. <br></p><p>MIU MIU BAG</p><p>Every time I get a new job, I buy a big new bag to -celebrate. <br></p><p>This Miu Miu one is my set bag. I carry it around with me when filming because it&#8217;s got my whole life in it. It&#8217;s so heavy, it&#8217;s a wonder I haven&#8217;t put my back out. <br></p><p>But I&#8217;m muchtoo casual with it &#8212; Hayley Mills [Dawn&#8217;s co-star in Wild At Heart] is always chastising me for leaving it lying around in the dust. <br></p><p>The smaller clutch bag I use in the evening is from Mulberry. I bought it when Wild At Heart was recommissioned for a fifth series.</p><p>JERSEY DRESS </p><p>Ibought this Alexander Wang drapey dress via the online designer outlet net-a-porter, that meant it could be sent to me in South Africa. <br></p><p>I was looking for something to wear for the wrap party at the end of the sixthseries of Wild At Heart. It&#8217;s quite lush-looking and I like the way it hangs on my body. It&#8217;s easy to wear, but it&#8217;s stylish and sophisticated,too. I always get compliments when I wear it. I don&#8217;t resent paying more for something classy. As Mum is fond of saying: buy cheap, buy twice.</p><p>DESIGNER SHOES</p><p>My black stilettos are the only pair of Christian Louboutins I own and were expensive. But they&#8217;re comfortable. I&#8217;ve had so much wear out of them that the red soles are practically worn out. The lace-up brogues are from a gorgeous shoe shop called Folk, in London, run by my friend Maggie McAteer and her designer brother, Cathal.</p><p>I have some gold Come Dancing shoes also by Folk. Mum fell in love with them when she came out to South Africa, so I bought her an identical pair for Christmas. </p><p>Then there&#8217;s my grey leather ankle boots are from Mulberry. I saw them in a magazine and asked Maggie to buy them for me in my absence.</p><p>BELSTAFF JACKET</p><p>Iwear this leather jacket more than any other item because I put it on every time I take my Welsh terrier Murphy for a walk. I bought it three years ago, just before I joined Wild At Heart. I team it with jeans and apair of Belstaff boots. Again, they&#8217;re expensive, but I get a lot of use out of them. The whole biker jacket look seems to be coming back.</p><p>From left: Leather look trousers, Trish Wescoat-Pound dress and Belstaff jacket <br></p><p>SPARKLY OUTFITS</p><p>Ilove a bit of sparkle. This blue sparkly dress (right) is by U.S. designer Trish Wescoat-Pound who launched the clothing line Haute Hippiein 2008. It was a gift to myself &#8212; again from net-a-porter &#8212; to wear onNew Year&#8217;s Eve. I also have a black sparkly jacket from a shopping centre in Johannesburg called Hyde Park. I dress it downwith a crop top, jeans and heels.</p><p>LEATHER-LOOK TROUSERS</p><p>Ijust love these (right). They are by Sass &amp; Bide, a label that began as a stall on Portobello Market, West London, near where I live. They fit like a glove and I love the webbing down the sides and the ruched effect at the bottom of each leg. They&#8217;re basically fancy leggings so I wear quite a long top for modesty&#8217;s sake!<br></p><p>Wild At Heart is on ITV1 on Sundays at 8.30pm. Details on the Verdict theatre tour are at kenwright.com </p><p></p>?Debenhams shows its cutting edge: Department store to launch collection designed by fashion graduate<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:15:45 GMT, 6 July 2011</p><br><p>Debenhams has always been the sort of store you return to for wardrobe staples rather than high end fashion.<br></p><p>But it is now carving its way as a place to buy cutting edge clothes too.</p><p>The department store will be launching a capsule collection by one of the UK's most promising young designers this autumn.</p><p> </p><p>Fashion forward: Designs by Maria Hawkins who beat 29 other Manchester Metropolitan University hopefuls to win Debenhams' competition to find the next big name in fashion</p><p>Maria Hawkins, 22, beat 29 other Manchester Metropolitan University hopefuls to win Debenhams' competition to find the next big name in fashion.</p><p>Three finalists were chosen, and shoppers were invited to vote for their favourite clothes. <br></p><p></p><p>Maria came out on top, but she also impressed judges including Ben de Lisi, Deborah Linton and Debenhams' design director Karen Peacock with her bright colours and simple, elegant designs.</p><p>As part of her prize, Maria will be trained with industry experts for a month while she develops her collection.</p><p>It will then go on sale in Debenhams' Manchester city centre store.</p><p>Judge's favourite: Fellow designer, Ben de Lisi, loved Maria's sense of colour</p><p>Fellow designer, Ben de Lisi, loved the winner's sense of colour.</p><p>He told Manchester Evening News: 'Maria&#8217;s collection was pure effortless and lux. The collection is commercial without being boring. It is considered, chic and ready for sale now.</p><p>'This is a designer who knows her customer and market and is not frightened to create for it. <br></p><p>'Look at Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Bende Lisi &#8211; they&#8217;re not groundbreaking designers but they&#8217;re good businesses and respected brands and she has that in front of her.'</p><p>Maria's inspiration comes from Alexander Wang, Celine and Alexander McQueen's designs and she was told she had won the competition within hours of graduating with a 2.1 in BA Hons Fashion. <br></p><p>She said: 'I&#8217;m over the moon. I didn&#8217;t expect it because we all really deserved it. I&#8217;m really excited about the whole thing. I just think it&#8217;s an amazing opportunity for me and I want to make the most of it.</p><p>'Winning has given me the confidence to put myself out there. It&#8217;s going to give me access to people I would never have met at such an early stage in my career.'</p><p>Debenhams design director, Karen Peacock, added: 'Maria showed great confidence in producing such a simple collection. Simple, but well considered, wearable and flattering shapes with colours that were striking yet soft at the same time. </p><p>'She ensured that special attention was paid to the quality and that is incredibly important for simple clothes. I think there&#8217;s been a lot of very strong work in the competition &#8211; it took me a lot longer than anticipated to go through them. <br></p><p>'It was very diverse &#8211; no student was the same or similar.'</p><p>The clothes will go on sale in Debenhams, Manchester, in the autumn.</p>?Department chains are old hat...try shopping in a concept store<p>By JO BLYTHE</p><p>Last updated at 15:53 17 March 2008</p><br><p>Forget sprawling department stores packed with endless brands,concept stores - ruthlessly focused on one key style - arewhat&#39;s hot, says JO BLYTHE...</p><p>POTRERO HILL</p><p>Dublin got its own concept boutique in September, in the form ofPotrero Hill, just off the shopping hub of Grafton Street. Thestore was founded by Canadian architect Robynn Clarke.</p><p>&quot;We tried to create a welcoming, edgy space that aspires toa creative but sophisticated look, as though you got to shop in avery cool girl&#39;s apartment,&quot; says Clarke.</p><p>&quot;It&#39;s not only great products, but the ideology: wenaturally gravitate to things we are inspired by, or enjoy.It&#39;s about the experience of shopping.&quot;</p><p>THE VIBE: Girly, but with cutting-edge cool.</p><p>THE PRODUCTS: International stationary, clothing, furniture andaccessories brands. &quot;We source design-inspired items fromSweden, Italy, Japan, France, New York, Brussels and Sydney,&quot;says Clarke. &quot;Beautiful, modern, classic items that you canhave in your closet or on your shelf for ever.&quot;</p><p></p><p>MUST BUYS: Les Prairies de Paris, Travota, Ba&amp;sh, AlexanderWang, American Vintage.</p><p>HOT ITEM: &quot;We just started selling Danish carpets from acompany called hay. They are the most amazing colours and textures- heavenly.&quot;</p><p>Potrero Hill, Royal Hibernian Way, Dawson Street, Dublin,www.potrerohill-shop.com.</p><p>THE SHOP AT BLUEBIRD</p><p></p><p>The Shop at Bluebird is nestled in an unlikely Chelsea enclave.Stumble along Kings Road, past Cath Kidston and the Designers Guildflagship, and you are treated to a destination store packed withnew, edgy British designers, accessories by Luella and AnyaHindmarch and jewellery by Tom Binns, as well as the newly openedspa.</p><p>The store was launched by Jigsaw owners Belle and John Robinsonin 2005 and is housed in the former racing garage of DonaldCampbell.</p><p>&quot;Department stores are exhausting and intimidating,&quot;says Robinson. &quot;If you find the right concept store, all theediting is done for you.&quot;</p><p>VIBE: Art-house hip meets wearble style.</p><p>THE CLOTHES: Like the vibe, the clothing includes accessiblewearable pieces, interspersed with key directional items by hipBritish designers.</p><p>Jasmine di Milo, Erdem and Rupert Sanderson are flanked by amagazine lounge and the spa.</p><p>WHAT&#39;S HOT: The Shop At Bluebird is the exclusive UKstockist for a range of luxury beauty ranges. It also hosted anexhibition of Alistair Morrison photographs, curated by KateMiddleton.</p><p>MUST BUYS: &quot;Erdem dresses for spring. Plus, we have somegorgeous Aquascutum pieces and lots of great Luella shiftdresses,&quot; says Robinson.</p><p>The Shop At Bluebird, 350 Kings Road, London SW3;www.theshopatbluebird.com.</p><p>MICROZINE</p><p></p><p>Microzine started life five years ago as the brainchild offounder Chris Lee. The former creative director at Reebok wanted tocreate a store which had everything from the best designer chair tothe hottest limited edition trainers, denim and even toys.</p><p>&quot;I loved lads&#39; magazines in the 1990s. They introducedmen to the hottest products, from fashion to gadgets and music. Iwanted to create a store which did the same thing,&quot; saysLee.</p><p>Two years later, he moved to Liverpool and created Microzine, an8,000 sq ft store in a stunning Art Deco building. In April itgained a London sister store off Carnaby Street.</p><p>VIBE: Streetwise cool with a great cafe.</p><p>THE CLOTHES: Hard-to-find streetwear, limited editionsportswear.</p><p>WHAT&#39;S HOT: Stella McCartney for Adidas, Hudson Jeans.</p><p>MUST BUYS: Canada Goose parkas.</p><p>Microzine, 65-67 Bold St, Liverpool, 0151 709 7282; 2 KinglyCourt, Carnaby Street, London W1, www.microzine.co.uk.</p><p>PETIT AIM&Eacute;</p><p></p><p>Ten years ago, sisters Val and Vanda Heng-Vong (half-French,half-Cambodian) found themselves in London with none of theirfavourite French labels available.</p><p>Their solution? Cult Notting Hill concept store Aim&eacute;, aParisian-style West London destination boutique packed withhard-to-find French labels, furniture and homewares.</p><p>A decade later the store is still going strong, but the sisters- now parents - found it difficult to track down the children&#39;swear they liked. Step forward Petit Aim&eacute;, which launchedlast week.</p><p>The boutique is set over two floors selling children&#39;s toys,furnishings, fashion and accessories. It caters to children up toten years old and is drawing a huge fan base, including NottingHill local Claudia Schiffer.</p><p>VIBE: Parisian chic, in an easy-going hip way. &quot;It&#39;ssmart, but relaxed. We wanted to create somewhere children feltcomfortable,&quot; says Val Heng-Vong of the store which has greywood floors and vintage furniture.</p><p>THE CLOTHES: Bon-Ton, Oona l&#39;Ourse, Luco, Isabel Marant andNoro among many others. The store also stocks a complete lifestylerange from toys to furniture.</p><p>WHAT&#39;S HOT: Accessories and dolls by artist Apolline.</p><p>MUST BUYS: Left-bank inspired hippy chic from French label Luco,and exclusive pieces by Isabel Marant.</p><p>Petit Aim&eacute;, 34 Ledbury Road, London W11, 020 72217070.</p><p>DOVER STREET</p><p></p><p>The Dover Street Market in London was launched in 2004 by ReiKawakubo (of Japanese fashion label Comme des Garcons) and herhusband Adrian Joffe. The market, a five-storey centre for art,jewellery, fashion and design, has become a destination for hipfashion lovers, and is a rugged loft-style fixture amidMayfair&#39;s fusty galleries.</p><p>&quot;I wanted to come up with a kind of market where creatorsfrom various fields gather together and encounter each other in anongoing atmosphere of beautiful chaos,&quot; says Kawakubo, who isalso creative director.</p><p>VIBE: Car park chic, literally. Unfinished sparse concreteinteriors, blinding industrial lighting, angular chipboard benchesand stainless steel lifts.</p><p>THE CLOTHES: Pared down, quirky. Independent designers, mixedwith major labels.</p><p>WHAT&#39;S HOT: Comme des Garcons along with exclusive pieces byRaf Simons, Jan de Cock, Judy Blame, Hiroshi Fujiwara andUndercover.</p><p>The store is home to LA vintage concession Decades, selling keyarchive pieces by Herve Leger, Chanel and Ossie Clark. (ReneeZellweger is a fan of Decades&#39; LA flagship.)</p><p>MUST BUYS: Jewellery by Judy Blame.</p><p>Dover Street Market, 17-18 Dover Street, London W1,www.doverstreetmarket.com.</p><p>AUGUSTINA</p><p></p><p>Canadian-born Cristina Burgess has an international vision forher cult concept boutique Augustina.</p><p>London&#39;s Knightsbridge store opened a year ago, as thesister to the Augustina flagship in Toronto.</p><p>It houses up-and-coming designers, hip accessories brands,small-run perfumes and jewellery boxes, with an emphasis onU.S.-based labels not available in Britain.</p><p>Augustina Toronto was launched in 2002, and today the storecounts Kate Hudson, the Olsen twins and Liv Tyler among itsfans.</p><p>&quot;It&#39;s for women who know their own style, have aknowledge of trends and luxury, but don&#39;t need to have awell-known label. The design and quality speaks for itself,&quot;says Burgess, who ensures Augustina is an It-bag-free zone.</p><p>THE VIBE: Polished A-list style from up-and-coming labels.</p><p>THE CLOTHES: Accessories by Gryson (former Marc Jacobsaccessories designer Joy Gryson), B. Romanek (Demi Moore andCourteney Cox are fans) and hotly tipped Devi Kroell.</p><p>Jewellery ranges include Me&amp; Ro and Becky Kelso. Burgess hasalso created a line of jewellery boxes, scents and candles.&quot;It&#39;s much more fun to shop in concept stores,&quot; shesays. &quot;You have a certain freedom buying for a concept store,too. I found these awesome over-sized towels which I bought becausethey totally spoke to our consumer.&quot;</p><p>WHAT&#39;S HOT: Soon-to-land Devi Kroell python bags.</p><p>MUST BUYS: Augustina is expanding its fragrance range to bodyoil, shower gel and perfume oil rollers.</p><p>Augustina, 11 West Halkin Street, London SW1,www.augustinaboutiques.com.</p>Share this article: <p> </p>?Did you put that dress on back to front, Amanda Seyfried? <br><p>By <br>UPDATED:11:20 GMT, 21 April 2010</p><p>At first glance, it looked like Amanda Seyfried had accidentally committed a rather regrettable fashion blunder.<br></p><p>But as the actress sashayed down a Hollywood red carpet in a dress featured a forward-facing zip, it became clear that her back-to-front look was a very deliberate style statement. <br></p><p>The 24-year-old looked rather pleased with her choice of confection as she posed for photographers at the premiere of Mother and Child at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre.</p><p>The actress wore the unusual number by BodyAmr back-to-front, with the purple satin trimmed back and exposed seam on one side.</p><p>She wore the photo-print design front on the wrong side.<br></p><p>Of course, in the sometimes topsy-turvy world of high fashion, frontfacing zips are a popular design feature among the likes ofAlexander Wang, Narciso Rodriguez and Victoria Beckham.</p><p>But if Amanda had just decided to experiment by putting the dress on backwards she wouldn't be the first celebrity to do so. <br></p><p>Angelina Jolie purposefully turned around her Max Azria dress forthe Screen Actors Guild Awards last year to expose her tattooed back rather than herchest with its plunging neckline.</p><p>Whatever the case last night, Amanda certainly seemed pleased with the results.</p><p>The Mamma Mia star was at the Mother and Child screening to supportthe film's writer Rodrigo Garcia, whom she describes as 'just amazing'.</p><p>They worked together on the pilot of her U.S. TV show Big Love andwill team up again when he directs her next movie, Albert Nobbs, whichis about a woman who spends 20 years disguised as a man in order tomake a living.</p><p>Samuel L. Jackson and Annette Bening, who both star in the adoption drama, were also at last night's premiere.</p><p> <br></p><p> </p>?Drew Barrymore shimmies into a wet-look dress as she makes her directorial debut<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:15:05 GMT, 30 September 2009</p><p>For her directorial debut, Drew Barrymore clearly wanted to make an impact.<br></p><p>And if the movie doesn't do it - this skin-tight, wet-look dress should do the trick.</p><p>Her slinky black number looked rather more suited to a lapdancing club than a premiere Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles last night.</p><p>Skin tight: Drew Barrymore brings a lapdancing leather-look to the red carpet at the premiere of her new film Whip It in Los Angeles last night<br></p><p>The 34-year-old chose for the occasion a L&#8217;Wren Scott lacquered tweed dress from the Autumn 2009 collection, which looks similar to the wet-look leggings that have been adopted by so many women on the High Street.</p><p>She teamed it with red satin heels and statement earrings for the Whip It launch.<br></p><p>But gone was the long-bob with the ends dip-dyed black, which she sported at the Toronto Film Festival two weeks ago. Instead, her shorter style was all blonde, wavy and slicked back.<br></p><p>The comedy is based on the novel Derby Girl, about an indie-rock-lovingmisfit living in Texas who joins a roller derby team. It stars Juno'sEllen Page and Juliette Lewis, who wore an eccentric outfit to theevent.</p><p>Wearing tights patterned with circles, red gloves and a shapless,shiny tunic, the Natural Born Killers star was almost overshadowed byco-star Landon Pigg.</p><p>The American actor and singer wore amismatch outfit of pink satin bow tie, a spotty shirt, pinstripetrousers and orangey-brown suede shoes.</p><p>Ellen Page played it safe in black, wearing an Alexander Wang Slim Grommet dress and boots by Rachel Comey.</p><p>Actress and singer Eve, who is also in Whip It, broke up the very black red carpet, by wearing a burgundy Dolce&amp; Gabbana Autumn 2009 bustier fitted dress with black peep-toes.</p><p> The film, about a young woman defying her mother&#8217;s wish ofbeauty pageant stardom for the rough-and-tumble sport of roller derby, has already won good reviews.</p><p> </p><p>It was hailed as 'remarkable debut' by show business newspaper TheHollywood Reporter.</p><p>Juliette Lewis, who plays hard-charging skater on the Holy Rollers team, said: 'I was so impressed with her as a director because she knew whatshe wanted to see. She really had a strong visual sense of the movie.'</p><p>Barrymore has said: 'What was so exciting was to finally get to make a film that I could make an ultimate mixtape for and put the two together.'</p><p> </p><p> <br></p>?Actress Emma Roberts on stepping out of her famous aunt Julia's shadow<br><p> By </p><p>UPDATED:18:40 GMT, 2 September 2011</p><p></p><p>Yes, she totally understands the fascination with her famous aunt, but actress Emma Roberts, 20, is fast becoming a star in her own right &#8211; and has the looks, talent and tenacity to back it up </p><p>Having a famous surname isn&#8217;t always a blessing. Of course, being a Redgrave, a Fonda or a Fox probably helps in securing that first foot in the showbiz door. But well-connected ingenues are also destined to spend at least the early years of their career constantly referred to in relation to their renowned father, mother, sibling &#8211; or aunt. <br></p><p>And sure enough, as I perch in the plush anteroom of a hotel suite in New York&#8217;s SoHo, awaiting my appointment with Emma Roberts, I can&#8217;t help but recall a scene from Notting Hill (one of her favourite films, she later tells me), starring her Oscar-winning aunt Julia. Hugh Grant hovers in a London hotel, masquerading as a journalist from Horse &amp; Hound in order to secure a brief audience with Julia, who plays mega-star actress Anna Scott. <br></p><p>Unlike Grant, I have a legitimate reason for meeting the younger Roberts today. Her new film, The Art of Getting By, in which she stars alongside 19-year-old British actor Freddie Highmore (from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), will be out in the UK later this week.<br></p><p>At 20, Emma (daughter of Julia&#8217;s brother Eric) could easily swing a half-fare on the bus, if Hollywood starlets could use public transport without being mobbed. <br></p><p>She is petite, &#8216;Five feet two, on a good day,&#8217; she tells me, and pretty, with huge bushbaby brown eyes, honey-blonde hair and slender legs. Don&#8217;t think she&#8217;s one of those actresses who doesn&#8217;t eat, though. Disappointed with the hotel&#8217;s biscuit selection, she sends out for a chocolate croissant (her favourite food) from the nearby French restaurant Balthazar, and endearingly ends up with chocolate smeared across her cheek as we chat.</p><p>Curledup in a large armchair, she is crackling with excitement about this evening&#8217;s US premiere, which her family will be attending with her, and to which she will be wearing Temperley. &#8216;It&#8217;s going to be a total princess moment,&#8217; she enthuses.</p><p>Thefilm, set on New York&#8217;s Upper East Side, is a coming-of-age tale about Sally (Roberts) and George (Highmore), high-school seniors and, it turnsout, kindred spirits. Sally is pretty, popular and bright, given a longleash by her hedonistic mother; George is a talented artist, but also disenchanted, fatalistic and a loner. The two 18-year-olds, both of whomhave erratic home lives, become friends and, eventually, more.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Emma sees a lot of her own cusp-of-adulthood experience mirrored in the film. &#8216;The way Sally and George are, I think it&#8217;s how young people &#8211; at least my friends and I &#8211; are,&#8217; she nods. &#8216;Sometimes we are mature, and sometimes we act childishly. Sometimes we need some parenting, and sometimes we end up acting like the parent ourselves. Some days I wake up and I feel 12; <br>other days I wake up and feel, like, 37!&#8217;</p><p>Freddie, she adds, is lovely. &#8216;We had a really good time working together, hanging out in New York and enjoying the city. He&#8217;s adorable, and so cute! My friends are all, like, &#8220;Emma, Emma, where&#8217;s Freddie Highmore?&#8221; I&#8217;m, like, &#8220;You guys, calm down! He&#8217;s still about nine years old.&#8221; Seriously, my friends are 25 and they are all in love with him.&#8217;<br></p><p>Los Angeles-based Emma&#8217;s conversation is littered with the &#8216;kind-ofs&#8217; and &#8216;likes&#8217; of most <br>20-year-olds, and she is constantly checking messages on her mobile phone. But unlike most 20-year-olds, she already has more than a decade of acting experience. Emma made her film debut, aged just nine, playing the daughter of Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz in Blow. <br></p><p>After parts in family films including Grand Champion and Spymate, at 13 she won the lead role of Addie Singer, a teen who writes songs about adolescence, in the Nickelodeon children&#8217;s series Unfabulous. The show, which ran for three years, made Emma a teen star Stateside. She has since racked up an impressive list of film credits including Nancy Drew, Valentine&#8217;s Day and The Winning Season, and earlier this year &#8211; almost unrecognisable with black hair &#8211; she starred alongside Neve Campbell in Wes Craven&#8217;s slasher flick Scream 4.</p><p>Ironically, given the high-school setting of her new film, Emma herself opted out of mainstream education at 13 to concentrate on acting. She was home-schooled, but insists that she doesn&#8217;t feel she missed out. <br></p><p>&#8216;I just think there are two different roads, and I chose the less conventional one,&#8217; she says.</p><p> &#8216;All my friendswent to school, so I would go to their football games, proms and parties. I missed the day-to-day classroom stuff, but I learned a lot that I would never have learnt in school. I travelled and worked in different places. I learned how to behave in meetings and interviews.&#8217;<br></p><p>Shealso learned to conduct herself as befits a young star, and admits there was an obligation to be a role model to other teens. <br></p><p>&#8216;Definitely,&#8217;she says, through pastry crumbs. &#8216;My friends would make mistakes or do something stupid, and they would get grounded for it. If I made a mistake, everyone would know.&#8217; <br></p><p>But she says it without self-pity, adding, &#8216;But I think I did a good job of staying on the right path.&#8217;</p><p>Infact, she has managed to avoid the tabloid car crashes of many of her peers. <br></p><p>&#8216;I&#8217;m not a big party animal &#8211; I like to hang out with my friends and have fun, but we do it in a way that&#8217;s not public or dangerous,&#8217; shesays, with her eyes firmly on the prize. &#8216;Besides, my mum would kill me!</p><p>&#8216;I don&#8217;t think Hollywood makes young people behave in a certain way &#8211; it depends on the sort of person you are anyway,&#8217; she continues.</p><p> &#8216;You could get into trouble wherever you live.&#8217; Still, being young and recognisable in Tinseltown has not always been a breeze.</p><p> &#8216;I love living in LA, but it gets overwhelming &#8211; it is a goldfish bowl,&#8217; she admits. &#8216;In London and New York, you get more privacy.&#8217;<br></p><p>While she may look younger than her 20 years, Emma&#8217;s observations can often sound like the words of someone much older.</p><p> &#8216;Because I was working, I do think I matured a lot faster,&#8217; she says. <br></p><p>&#8216;I could keep conversation with adults at a young age and I developed a thick skin very quickly. I have a ten-year-old sister, and I see the difference with her. She&#8217;s had a normal childhood and she&#8217;s such a kid. When I was her age, I was a little adult.<br></p><p>&#8216;I was also a determined child,&#8217; Emma recalls. <br></p><p>&#8216;From the age of four, I told my mum I wanted to act. She always said no, but I just kept asking. Then, when I was nine, I told her she needed to be supportive of what I wanted to do, and she finally agreed to let me go to an audition &#8211; it was for Blow. When I got the part, no one quite knew what to say.&#8217;<br></p><p>Her preciousness is perhaps not surprising given her background. Her father Eric Roberts, whose early career included films such as King of the Gypsies and Runaway Train, separated from Emma&#8217;s mother Kelly when she was seven months old. Emma says she and Kelly, who raised her alone, are &#8216;pretty much best friends&#8217;, but she is not close to her father, who struggled with cocaine addiction in the 1990s, before getting clean and going on to star in the television series Heroes.</p><p> Her mother remarried Kelly Nickels, former bassist with the band LA Guns, and their daughter Grace is Emma&#8217;s half-sister.</p><p> She calls her stepfather &#8216;awesome&#8217;, and describes Grace as &#8216;way cooler&#8217; than her.</p><p> &#8216;My friends come over just to hang out with her,&#8217; she says, mock exasperated.</p><p>If anyone was to blame for Emma&#8217;s early ambition, it was Aunt Julia, with whom she spent weeks on set as a child&#8211; Emma even has Polaroid pictures from the Erin Brockovich era of herself trying on Julia&#8217;s padded bras &#8211; and to whom she is still close. To her credit, she doesn&#8217;t even slightly roll her eyes when the subject of her famous relative comes up. <br></p><p>&#8216;I totally see the fascination, becauseI wonder the same things about celebrities who are related to other celebrities,&#8217; she admits. &#8216;I&#8217;m a huge Kate Hudson fan and I think it&#8217;s totally cool that Goldie Hawn is her mum!</p><p>&#8216;I feel lame because I don&#8217;t have any interesting stories,&#8217; she continues. <br></p><p>&#8216;I don&#8217;t talk to her about the business. I was at her house a few weeks ago hanging out with her and the twins (Julia&#8217;s six-year-olds, Hazel and Phinnaeus). To me, she&#8217;s just Aunt Julia.&#8217; Emma doesn&#8217;t even believe they look alike. <br></p><p>&#8216;I really don&#8217;t,&#8217; she insists.</p><p> &#8216;Do you?&#8217; I point out the famous, mobile Roberts mouth. &#8216;Well, yeah, I guess my mouth is similar,&#8217; she concedes. &#8216;And I have huge teeth and too many of them. When I was younger, I wanted to get them filed down.&#8217; Her teeth, for the record, are fantastic. <br></p><p>The Art of Getting By is likely to make anyone over the age of 18 nostalgic for their own teenage trysts and the heart-wrenching crushes impossible (thankfully) to replicate in adulthood. In the film, Sally is the more worldly character, not unromantic but more realistic, while George is a dreamer, infatuated with her but unable to express it.</p><p> &#8216;I am more of a Sally than a George,&#8217; Emma reveals.</p><p> &#8216;But I&#8217;m not a cynic; I&#8217;m a romantic. I&#8217;m, like, &#8220;Where&#8217;s the grand gesture? Open the door for me!&#8221;&#8217;<br></p><p>She expects boys to be chivalrous, then?</p><p>&#8216;It&#8217;s hard to come by these days,&#8217; she says, sounding more 40 than 20. I confess that, in my own experience, American boys are generally better at putting in the effort than British ones (sorry, boys). <br></p><p>&#8216;Do you?&#8217; she asks, bushbaby eyes widening. &#8216;I don&#8217;t!&#8217; She ruminates for a moment. &#8216;Well, maybe they are a little more old-fashioned in the US, at least at first. Less crass.&#8217;<br></p><p>Emma is qualified to make such comparisons, as she has first-hand experience of British boys. She dated actor Alex Pettyfer after they co-starred in the film Wild Child three years ago. He was clearly smitten and had her initials tattooed on his wrist, but she won&#8217;t discuss him. She will, however, happily give her opinion on the general conduct of boys on both sides of the Atlantic. &#8216;I think all boys need to start stepping up to the plate. I have so many friends who have been asked out via text message &#8211; and it&#8217;s happened to me too.&#8217; She looks horrified. &#8216;You have to call someone to ask them on a date.&#8217;<br></p><p>Emma evades defining her current relationship status, other than to say, &#8216;I am totally happy right now. Like, totally happy.&#8217;</p><p> Little wonder since, a few weeks after we meet, she is photographed at the Harry Potter premiere in London with the 22-year-old (now former) Glee star Chord Overstreet, who she apparently met at the Coachella music festival in the US in April. They have not confirmed they are a couple, but the paparazzi shots of them sharing fairground rides, ice creams and adoring looks in the Hamptons last month would strongly suggest so. <br></p><p>She bemoans only the lack of routine in her busy life. &#8216;I don&#8217;t get time to go to the gym,&#8217; she says, and has had to abandon the pole-dancing classes she attended. She does manage, however, to do yoga, which is practically compulsory in California.<br></p><p>Her next film project will be Celeste and Jesse Forever, a romcom with Rashida Jones and Elijah Wood, in which Emma plays a pop star. &#8216;I get to be totally ridiculous in it &#8211; it&#8217;s great fun,&#8217; she fizzes. <br></p><p>However, her own music career &#8211; she released an album called Unfabulous and More in 2005 when she was just 14, which reached number 46 in the U.S. charts &#8211; is not something she&#8217;s keen to revisit soon.</p><p> &#8216;I don&#8217;t think anyone can be 100 per cent both an actor and a singer, and I want to focus on acting,&#8217; she says. She&#8217;s not against exploring some literary sidelines, though.</p><p> &#8216;I&#8217;m a huge reader and I write a lot, and would love to put together a collection of short stories,&#8217; she says. A fashion fan &#8211; she is hotly tipped to appear in a Sex and the City prequel &#8211; she also fancies trying her hand at designing.</p><p> &#8216;I adore Alexander Wang and Rodarte, and I&#8217;m obsessed with Barneys, Topshop and Selfridges. I&#8217;d love to do some sort of collaboration with a brand.&#8217; <br></p><p>In fact, with or without the famous surname, the multiskilled and level-headed Emma is rapidly establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with, leaving a trail of grand gestures and chocolate croissant crumbs in her wake.</p><p>The Art of Getting By will be released on Friday</p><p><br></p><p>EMMA'S ESSENTIALS</p><p>Favourite book Breakfast at Tiffany&#8217;s by Truman Capote. It&#8217;s so different to the movie, and really sad. <br></p><p>Listening Foster the People &#8212; I saw them at Coachella. Bon Iver&#8217;s new album is breathtaking. <br></p><p>Most like to be stuck in a lift with Sienna Miller. I think she&#8217;s really funny, and I&#8217;m sure she&#8217;d give great advice.</p><p>Saving up for I&#8217;m always coveting bags. My current love is Balenciaga.<br></p><p>Splurging on Vintage and costume jewellery. I like wearing lots of diamante bracelets and layering them.<br></p><p>Style icon Kate Moss always looks rad, whether she&#8217;s in couture or a T-shirt.<br></p><p>Where I&#8217;d most like to live London. I&#8217;ve made movies there and I&#8217;d love to live there. </p><p><br></p><br>?Fashion extra: The top 10 new models to look out for in 2012<p> By </p><p>UPDATED:11:34 GMT, 11 January 2012</p><p></p><p>Always keen to boost your fashion knowledge, the YOU fashion team&#8217;s bookings editor Megan McCluskie has created a who's who of the new faces for 2012. The old guard may have made a strong showing in SS12 with seasoned pros Carmen Kass, Jessica Stam and even Kate Moss walking the runways. But ask any casting director or model agent, and they'll tell you it was the fresh faces who stole the spotlight this season. With so many new girls, it was a challenge narrowing down the list. Here are the 10 to watch ...<br></p><p></p><p>LARA MULLEN<br>Hails from Northamptonshire, England<br>Age: 17<br>Agency: Premier Model Management<br><br>Only a month after being scouted by Premier Model Management, Lara Mullen went straight from the street to the runway with her catwalk debut at Alexander Wang in New York. Mullen then went on to secure the holy grail of catwalk bookings: the Prada exclusive. Her final leg in Paris cemented her status as this season's model of the moment when she walked for top fashion houses Givenchy, Chloe, Celine and Dries Van Noten. With her elegant, aristocratic features and statuesque figure, this British newcomer beams a kind of beauty that spells longevity.<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p></p><p>CORA KEEGAN<br>Hails from Las Vegas, United States<br>Age: 20<br>Agency: Next Model Management<br><br>With her full lips, wide-set eyes and golden locks, baby-faced Cora Keegan reminds us of successful models Arizona Muse and Gemma Ward. Seen on the runways at Jason Wu, Narciso Rodriguez, Mulberry and Peter Jensen, the Las Vegas native&#8217;s a guaranteed-fashion-week staple in seasons to come. With a Gap campaign already in the bag and upcoming shoots for V Magazine, ELLE US, Interview and i-D lined up, it&#8217;s unlikely we&#8217;ll be forgetting this face any time soon.<br><br><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>ERJONA ALA<br>Hails from Kristiansand, Norway<br>Age: 16<br>Agency: Ford Models <br><br>This Norwegian newcomer has built up an impressive catwalk portfolio (fashion power houses Balenciaga, Missoni, Chanel and Michael Kors all looked to the Norwegian's dark, haunting features for their SS12 shows). Walking a total of 64 shows across the fashion capitals, the former Elite Model Look contest runner-up has certainly secured her status as one of this season&#8217;s breakout stars. And with shoots for W Magazine and V Magazine in her portfolio, major campaigns are sure to follow.<br><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p></p><p>JASMINE TOOKES<br>Hails from California, United States<br>Age: 20<br>Agency: IMG<br><br>Stunning Jasmine Tookes proved herself to be a supermodel-in-the-making on the SS12 runways. The California native walked an impressive 23 shows and has shot with iconic photographers Ellen von Unwerth, Bruce Weber and Giampaolo Sgura for the likes of French Vogue. With the perfect 34-24-34 model figure and Angel aspirations (Jasmine is rumoured to be shooting Victoria&#8217;s Secret), this newcomer looks set for a promising commercial and editorial career. <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>JULIA FRAUCHE<br>Hails from Cannes, France<br>Age: 23<br>Agency: Next Model Management<br><br>With her resemblance to supermodel Raquel Zimmermann, this French native has every editor, stylist and designer standing to attention. Julia walked a total of 40 stellar shows this season (for the likes of Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Chanel and Stella McCartney to name but a few) and solidified her position as one of the top new faces to watch. With spreads for Numero, French Vogue, and American Vogue already in the bag, this newcomer is a chameleon with staying power. <br><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p></p><p>KATE KING<br>Hails from Mississauga, Canada<br>Age: 17<br>Agency: Models 1<br><br>This Toronto teen has been taking over the runways: Kate was a must-have for every big designer, including Prada, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, and Versace during the SS12 season. She has simultaneously built a stellar editorial track record, including spreads in Russsh, Wonderland, i-D Magazine and LOVE. From her heavy rotation in international style magazines to her runway traction and her Topshop and Dolce &amp; Gabbana campaign spots, Kate is emerging as one of the most exciting new girls to look out for.<br><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p></p><p>KELLY MITTENDORF<br>Hails from Arizona, United States<br>Age: 17<br>Agency: Marilyn New York<br><br>Without even stepping foot on a catwalk, the previously unknown Arizona native signed to an agency last year and secured modelling's equivalent of Willy Wonka's Golden Ticket: the Prada campaign. Her mesmerising cat-like features instantly caught the attention of the world&#8217;s press with her spot in the Prada campaign and video shot by Steven Meisel. As a 17 year old from Arizona who just experienced her first high school prom, Kelly is at the very beginning of what&#8217;s sure to be a monumental career. <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p></p><p>MARTE MEI VAN HAASTER<br>Hails from Amsterdam, the Netherlands <br>Age: 19<br>Agency: Models 1 <br><br>After being scouted on the streets of Amsterdam last year, this androgynous Dutch native enjoyed an exceptional debut. She has continued to rise through the catwalk ranks, making appearances for the likes of Prada, Valentino, Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent. Following her sensational SS12 season, Marte has worked on campaigns for H&amp;M as well as blue chip editorials for style rags such as Vogue Brazil and Teen Vogue. Her rising industry buzz is set to prove that this fresh face is no one-season-wonder.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p></p><p>VALERIJA SESTIC<br>Hails from Bern, Switzerland<br>Age: 16<br>Agency: Select Model Management <br><br>Long, tall teen Valerija Sestic is surrounded with industry buzz and seemingly has the talent, face, and that ever-elusive je ne sais quoi to ensure a stellar career. New to modelling, the Swiss native of Croatian descent dominated the SS12 shows, walking for the likes of DKNY, Dolce &amp; Gabbana, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Moschino. With Style.com declaring her the best new face of New York Fashion Week SS12, it&#8217;s unlikely we&#8217;ll be forgetting this Slavic beauty any time soon.<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p></p><p>WANG XIAO<br>Hails from Beijing, China<br>Age: 20<br>Agency: Premier Model Management <br><br>Huge in the Chinese market and having made prominent appearances in magazines such as i-D, LOVE and V Magazine, Wang Xiao made an impressive SS12 runway debut. With her Louise Brooks-bob and eccentric off-duty style, this fresh face has got the makings to be the latest catwalk and street-style star. And we have a feeling this girl's strong editorial looks are going to champion diversity across the international catwalks next season. <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><br>?Fashion flow: How styles are set in the north and followed in the south<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:11:55 GMT, 24 September 2009</p><br><p>Northern lads and lasses set fashion trends while those in the south prefer to follow, a new survey shows.</p><p>People in the north like to customise their clothes and experiment with accessories in an effort to stand out.</p><p>But southerners are more likely to copy models they see on television, in magazines and in shop windows, the Vauxhall Motors poll found.</p><p>Fashion-conscious youngsters are more inspired by styles emerging from Leeds than any other city.</p><p>London came second in the poll and is the only southern city to feature in the top five.</p><p>Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle make up the other <br></p><p>It is thought that style icons such as Cheryl Cole and Agyness Deyn have helped put the northern cities back on the fashion map.</p><p></p><p>Vauxhall Fashion Scout, the UKs largest catwalk event for emerging designers, is broadcasting London Fashion Week in Leeds out of the back of a Vauxhall Agila.</p><p>Martyn Roberts, director of Vauxhall Fashion Scout, said: 'It's well known that Leeds is a hot fashion hub.</p><p>'In fact some of the designers we work with, such as Andrew Bannister from studio-805, get their inspiration from its streets.</p><p>'People in Leeds 'get' fashion. It is a young, energetic city and fashion is very important to its people.</p><p>'Walking around Leeds you see a kind of style-conscious competitiveness in the way people dress and that is inspiring and exciting for trend-spotters.'</p><p>Simon Ewart, from Vauxhall Motors, said the mobile catwalk - dubbed Car'Walk - is a great way to take London fashion week to those in the north.</p><p>He said: 'The Car'Walk is our way of raising awareness about fashion week outside of London.</p><p>'It also gives people in Leeds a front row taste of what they are so passionate about.' <br></p><p><br> </p>?Fashion for less: Discount us in!<br>Paying full price is so last year. 2009 is all about the steal, so we could barely contain our excitement when we heard that the geniuses behind top designer website net-a-porter.com had launched theoutnet.com, offering uber fashion brands with huge discounts. Then came the news that TK Maxx, high-street mecca of cut-price designer labels, is now Britain&#8217;s fourth most popular store. Bagging a designer bargain has never been so easy, but can discounted fashion deliver in the style stakes? We sent the YOU fashion team to find out.<br><br>UPDATED:19:00 GMT, 18 April 2009<br><br><br><br>&#8216;The See by Chloe trench is such a strong retro look&#8217; <br>Fashion Director Caroline Baker<br>TK Maxx (left): Trench, £199.99, See by Chloe (down from £427.88; <br>53 per cent off); T-Shirt (just seen), £9.99, Baby Phat; jeans, £39.99, Earnest Sewn (down from £230; 80 per cent off), and shoes, £69.99, Pedro Garcia (down from £265; 75 per cent off)<br><br>&#8216;This softest suede Rick Owens jacket will never date&#8217;<br>Fashion Editor Katie Lester<br>theoutnet.com (right): Suedejacket, £413, Rick Owens (down from £1,033; 60 per cent off); top, £70,Vanessa Bruno (down from £176; 60 per cent off); jeans, £36, KarlLagerfeld (down from £122; 70 per cent off), and shoes, £58, MarcJacobs (down from £220; 75 per cent off)<br><br><br>&#8216;I was so excited to find this dress &#8211; Alexander Wang is one of the hottest designers of the moment&#8217; <br>Katie Lester<br>theoutnet.com (left): Dress, £172, Alexander Wang (down from £440; 60 per cent off); jacket, £217, Narciso Rodriguez (down from £773; 70 per cent off); clutch, £224, Devi Kroell (down from £740; 70 per cent off), and sandals, £88, Rupert Sanderson (down from £352; 75 per cent off)<br><br>&#8216;This cute shift is so Chloe&#8217; <br>Caroline Baker<br>TK Maxx (right): Dress, £79.99, See by Chloe (down from £212.50; 60 per cent off); sunglasses, £49.99, Chloe (down from £160; 70 per cent off); sandals, £29.99, Steve Madden, (down from £65; 55 per cent off), and bag, £79.99, Modalu (down from £199; 60 per cent off)<br><br>Caroline Baker visited TK Maxx&#8217;s newest store on Kensington High Street in West London, one of 212 in the UK<br><br>The clothes Who wouldn&#8217;t be tempted by the opportunity to own some Chloe? Older women can wear this shift (above) as a tunic with a long-sleeved T-shirt and tights. And the pink coat (above right) is much more cheerful for spring than black.<br>The experienceIt was all a bit overwhelming when I first walked in, but once I&#8217;d started searching there were plenty of temptations. There is so much stock &#8211; I spotted Ralph Lauren, Betty Jackson, Paul Costelloe &#8211; that you&#8217;ve got a great chance of picking out a fantastic bargain. I even spotted Prada handbags in the Kensington store. It&#8217;s easy to see how, in these pared-down times, this store could become a high-street favourite. This is a brilliant place to perfect that covetable mix of high-street and designer fashion. <br>Great forThis is a brilliant hunting ground for jeans. I found hot designer denims from the likes of Earnest Sewn (above) for at least half the price. <br>The downsideNot much time or money is spent on displaying the clothes, so you have to rummage. It took me about 40 minutes to put these looks together. <br><br>Hot buy <br>This 1980s-style metallic blouson jacket by Moschino is bang on trend (£299.99, down from £738.46; 60 per cent off)<br><br>Katie Lester had a preview of theoutnet.com, the new venture from Natalie Massenet, founder of net-a-porter.com<br><br>The clothes This Alexander Wang shift (above) is wonderfully versatile; it&#8217;ll take you from business meetings to drinks after work. The Rick Owens jacket (above right) has the same appeal, and the Karl Lagerfeld jeans are perfect for anyone who is over skinnies. They&#8217;re cheaper than many high-street versions, too. <br>The experienceThe website was under construction when I was granted a glimpse at some of the clothes, but as it&#8217;s part of the net-a-porter camp, it&#8217;s sure to be a breeze to use. And they&#8217;ll <br>ship to more than 170 countries &#8211; impressive stuff. What I love about online shopping is that I can sit in bed with my laptop shopping for a dress to wear for that last-minute invite. And now, thanks to theoutnet.com, at fab discounts, too. The prices compare with the top end of the high street, so it makes designer fashion obtainable for everyone.<br>Great for It&#8217;s the perfect site for a wedding outfit, or if you have a job interview and need to impress. <br>The downside It&#8217;s almost too easy! A 3.1 Phillip Lim dress with a Reiss price tag? I&#8217;ll have three. Dangerous&#8230; <br><br><br><br><br>Hot buy <br>This quilted Marc Jacobs tote is a true classic. It doubles as a great travel bag, too. <br>(£277, down from £925; 70 per cent off)<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>More ways to bag a designer bargain<br><br>Get in the know <br>Keep up with the fash pack by subscribing to secret online sales sites which offer exclusive bargains on top designer brands. <br>Permanent sales <br><br>Seasonal sales<br><br><br>?Fashion for life: A balancing act with no thrill factor<p>By </p><p>UPDATED:19:00 GMT, 24 April 2010</p><p></p><p>I came across a great phrase the other day: fashion-life balance, meaning &#8216;when your clothes fit your life, but are bang on trend&#8217;. Don&#8217;t you love that? It is being heralded as a new way to dress, as if the rest of the time we&#8217;re <br>all out of kilter, wearing rubber waders for cocktail parties and diamante tiaras to mulch the garden. <br></p><p>These days, I find that my own fashion-life balance is generally spirit-level straight. I very rarely wear anything that&#8217;s not suitable for the job &#8211; upmarket jeans, mostly, with Converse for everyday purposes; slithery dresses for parties, with bare legs and amusing heels. It wasn&#8217;t always thus. Back in the ancient mists of time, I tended to wear the polar opposite of what was expected, chuckling to myself that I was anarchic, breaking the dress code and kicking up dust. My zenith came at a student party at Cambridge in 1987, when I wore a pair of vintage YSL sandals and a fake-fur coat. Nothing else, not a stitch. Boy, I thought I was hot &#8211; and, in truth, the outfit was bang-on for my fashion-life balance of the time.</p>As you get older everything changes, and the demands placed on your wardrobe mean that, necessarily, everything calms down<p>Such days are long gone of course. As you get older &#8211; as you stop listening <br>to Hendrix at full blast and start to worry about getting your roots tinted &#8211; everything changes, and the demands placed on your wardrobe mean that, necessarily, everything calms down. The ridiculous parps of style make way <br>for practicality, purpose and a pair of sandals that can actually negotiate <br>the cobblestones on holiday in Tuscany. <br></p><p>It&#8217;s not just an age thing, though. This season, there has been a steady stream of practical, FLB-friendly options sneaking into proceedings. High-tops (so very comfy, and wildly fashionable to boot). Mid-heeled shoes (so very comfy, and wildly fashionable to boot). Cross-body bags (do I need to say it again?). Sure, we also have the crazy contenders &#8211; the wooden clogs, the bum bags and bra straps a-go-go. But there are so many everyday, every-way elements to spring/summer 2010 that you could easily argue it&#8217;s the most reasonable season in years. <br></p><p>Look, for instance, at the abundance of denim. The neutral colours. The easy-street sportiness. All precisely the kind of clothes that we can sling on to drive the kids to karate, catch a movie, hoover the stairs, rescue a Frisbee from a tree, motor around the office&#8230;</p><p>It all makes perfect sense to me, given that I&#8217;ve been dressing in high-tops and jeans for what feels like centuries, with only the occasional explosion of idiocy (a backless dress, a thigh-high boot, an enormous gobstopper of a ring). <br></p><p>The rest of the time, I&#8217;m Captain Sensible. And now that the look is <br>&#8216;bang-on-trend&#8217;, I&#8217;m not so sure I like it. It all seems a bit dull. There&#8217;s nothing less interesting, to my eye at least, than a mid-heel shoe. The very description is too humdrum to contemplate. It hasn&#8217;t even got a jaunty name. It&#8217;s vanilla. MOR. White bread. The whole idea makes me want to run away and join the circus. There, of course, my FLB would demand a rhinestone leotard and a <br>vast leopard-print cape. Ah, those were the days.</p><p><br></p>TRES BON!<p>After the success of her debut range for Wallis last September, Yasmin <br>Le Bon&#8217;s second collection is set to make even bigger waves. Her maxi dresses are perfect for summer &#8211; <br>our money is on this elegant mauve number.</p><p>DRESS £70, YLB for Wallis, ylb4wallis.com<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>FLASH OF INSPIRATION<p>Not sure how to work summer&#8217;s underwear as outerwear trend? <br>Then get your mitts on Collette Dinnigan&#8217;s new lingerie range for Marks &amp; Spencer. Her vintage-inspired underwear in ditsy, feminine prints are far too pretty to keep under wraps.</p><p> BRA, £19.50, and KNICKERS, £12, Collette by Collette Dinnigan for Marks &amp; Spencer, tel: 0845 302 1234<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>They&#8217;re darling!<p>FORTITIA SANDALS, £565, Christian Louboutin, tel: 020 7491 0033, christianlouboutin.com<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p></p>?Fashion for life: Give in to the slum and slouch<br><p>By </p><p>UPDATED:11:15 GMT, 22 February 2010</p><p></p><p> I have a sinking feeling that I&#8217;ve been wearing the same trousers now for six days on the trot. It&#8217;s possible that it is, in fact, two pairs of trousers worn in strict rotation &#8211; I do have these skinny needle-cords in midnight grey and charcoal blue, but in the ineffective light of winter, they pass for each other. Sigh. <br></p><p>These cords seem to be on a constant preset route though my house: wardrobe, office, kitchen, washing machine, wardrobe, office, kitchen, washing machine&#8230;as if on a groundhog loop. If I ever go missing, the police will issue a statement: last seen wearing grey cords and an expression of sheer, styleless ennui&#8230;<br></p><p>Still, I have an excuse. We all do. It&#8217;s the dreg-end of February, the days that fashion forgot. Not a lot happens in February. Everyone is hibernating with HBO box sets and heavy colds. As a result, life (and style) tend to collapse in on themselves, leaving our daily coordinates triangulated between desk, kitchen sink and school gate. This time of year doesn&#8217;t call for much in the way of clothes, let alone proper bells-and-whistles fashion. <br></p><p>Thank heavens, then, for London Fashion Week, which has arrived to redeem us this weekend. We may be loafing about in our dressing-gowns, but at least we can gaze at what will be on the fashion menu come next winter. Not that most of us will wear any of it, mind, particularly if you&#8217;re one of the UK&#8217;s ever-growing band of homeworkers.</p><p>At least I&#8217;m now fashionable as I sit here in my trackie bottoms, hair squidged into a scrunchie (very 2010, the scrunchie)<br></p><p>Anyone who works from the house knows that you can, should you so desire, wear your husband&#8217;s socks and a flowerpot on your head for a &#8216;day at the office&#8217;. According to a survey by BT, 68 per cent of conference-callers have done it in their pyjamas; half have worn only their undies, while 20 per cent did it in the nude, which makes my cords seem positively dressy.<br></p><p>In some ways, it&#8217;s an issue of age and time of life. If you are babysitting the kids six nights out of seven, there&#8217;s not much call for a Marc Jacobs dolly dress. Freelancers with an office at home need one even less. Whenever I go to lunch with my office-dwelling girlfriends, I&#8217;m always overwhelmed by their smarts, their shiny high heels, their glossy, blow-dried hair. <br></p><p>Personally, I&#8217;ve taken to buying my entire season&#8217;s working wardrobe in the sleepwear department of the White Company. These days (please don&#8217;t tell Manolo) I buy pillows as often as I buy stilettos. It&#8217;s a slouch-wear revolution, people! Follow the trajectory and very soon mothers who work from home will be wearing romper suits. Romper suits with little sock attachments and a fleece-lined pocket for the BlackBerry.<br></p><p>In fact &#8211; aha! &#8211; we&#8217;re already there. This spring&#8217;s hot trouser shape is the sweat-pant, all comfy jersey and elastic waist, all ankle cuff and lazy arse. Thank heavens for that. <br></p><p>Thank you to Vanessa Bruno, Alexander Wang, Marni and Missoni, all of whom had the grace and foresight to show them on the catwalk. At least I&#8217;m now fashionable as I sit here in my trackie bottoms, hair squidged into a scrunchie (very 2010, the scrunchie). London Fashion Week, eat your heart out.</p><p><br></p><p>They&#8217;re darling!</p><p><br></p><p><br>SHOES, £350, Amanda Wakeley, tel: 020 7590 9105, amandawakeley.com</p><br><br><p>CREATIVE OUTLET</p><p>As a new designer, it&#8217;s difficult to secure affordable and prominent retail space. Until now. A new concept store split into rentable units, in London&#8217;s Notting Hill, has become home to some of Britain&#8217;s hottest emerging design talent. Find Wolf &amp; Badger at 46 Ledbury Road, London W11.<br><br>JACKET, £1,500, Tosha, from Wolf &amp; Badger, tel: 020 7229 5698, wolfandbadger.com<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>LYONS ROARS BACK</p><p>You&#8217;ve probably seen &#8211; and even worn &#8211; Suzanne Lyons&#8217;s fab accessories;she&#8217;s designed for some of our high street favourites, including Reissand Accessorize. Back in the UK after a stint in Hong Kong, Suzanne hasjust launched her own jewellery range, which combines luxury materialssuch as Swarovski crystals, pearls and Petersham ribbon with on-trenddesigns. We&#8217;re lusting after these statement necklaces&#8230;</p><p><br><br></p><p><br></p><p> </p>?Fashion for life: Pleats please, but slimming they're not<p>By </p><p>UPDATED:19:01 GMT, 14 May 2011</p><p><br></p><p>There is, I have to admit, a hint of the loo-roll holder about my dear friend Majolica today. She sails into Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Bar, without a care in the world, wearing what she knows darn well is the Look of the Moment. This, for readers who haven&#8217;t yet cottoned on, takes in a pair of clunking great sandals by Alexander Wang, buttercup-coloured ankle socks, a segment of bare leg, leading on to the skirt of the season. Quick breather here for a slurp of coffee before I resume&#8230; Right. The skirt is a concertina-pleated affair in the pink of a sugar mouse (I&#8217;ll come back to this), and Majolica has added a skinny belt and a blush-coloured leotard that puts her nipples on awfully conversational terms with the wait staff. <br></p><p>From afar, I shudder to say, she looks naked from the waist up. But her wrists jangle with golden bangles and her eyes sparkle with achievement. &#8216;Look!&#8217; she says, before we even get to the hellos, &#8216;My Miu Miu clutch! Isn&#8217;t it adorable?&#8217;<br></p><p>Indeed it is. Majolica is without doubt my most trend-sational mate. I have other friends who are more guarded in their embrace of fashion fads &#8211; women who have found their style and stick with it, tinkering around at the edges to give their look a seasonal uplift. But Majolica eats fashion for breakfast, lunch and tea. She scans the mags and puts her name on waiting lists. She blogs and tweets and knows the designer collections floor at Selfridges like the back of her hand. Glancing at the back of her hand right now, I can see that she has painted her nails yellow. &#8216;Chanel&#8217;s Mimosa,&#8217; she whispers. &#8216;Don&#8217;t you love it?&#8217;</p><p>The 360-degree knife pleats accentuate every bun and butty you&#8217;ve ever eaten &#8211; but I&#8217;m going to give them a whirl</p><p>Now, I&#8217;ve got to be honest here. Her nails are the colour of egg yolk. They look as if she shut her fingers in a heavy door about a week ago and the bruises are only just healing. &#8216;Gorgeous,&#8217; I say, knowing full well that I&#8217;ll want yellow Mimosa nails come Thursday.<br></p><p>Such is the nature of fashion &#8211; it&#8217;s catching, like a summer sneeze. Which brings me back to that skirt. At first glance, I hate it with all my might. The 360-degree knife pleats are clearly thickening to the waist, splaying out over the rump to accentuate every bun and butty you&#8217;ve ever eaten. Imagine, I think to myself, wearing an inverted cupcake case! Flattering it is not. Fashionable? I have to concede that it is.<br></p><p>So here I am contemplating the purchase (the skirt, should you wish to join in, is called Carrie and comes from Whistles). It reminds me, now I come to dwell upon it, of several key elements from the past: my grandma, going dancing in pleat-chiffon dresses and clip-on earrings; Issey Miyake&#8217;s beloved plisse collections; Fortuny&#8217;s art nouveau pleats worn by Isadora Duncan and Sarah Bernhardt; Marilyn&#8217;s white dress blown skywards by a subway vent in The Seven Year Itch&#8230; It also perfectly encapsulates summer&#8217;s frivolous and girlie mood &#8211; so I&#8217;m going to give it a whirl. But not with Wang clodhoppers and yolk-yellow nails. I&#8217;ll leave the daffy trends to fad fanatics like Majolica. Mercifully, dear hearts, you won&#8217;t catch me in a leotard just yet.<br></p><p><br></p><p>TOP DRAW</p><p>The Topshop Secret Store is a little emporium hidden away inside its flagship Oxford Circus shop. For two weeks only this pop-up space will sell a selection of specially designed jewellery and scarves, plus limited-edition pieces from Topshop&#8217;s eclectic Boutique range.</p><p> The Secret Store opens this Friday &#8211; who will find it first?<br></p><p><br></p><p>GRAB YOUR GRAD RAGS</p><p>Stella McCartney and Burberry&#8217;s Christopher Bailey both launched <br>their careers after showing at Graduate Fashion Week. Now in its 20th year, it continues to burst at the seams with names to watch and its front row often attracts fashion-forward A-listers.</p><p>It runs from 5-8 June, at London&#8217;s Earls Court Two, tickets cost £10; to book, visit gfw.org.uk</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>It&#8217;s darling!</p><p>DRESS, £135, <br>French Connection, <br>tel: 020 7036 7200; frenchconnection.com</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p></p>?Fashion for life: Your five-star update<p><br></p><p>UPDATED:20:00 GMT, 21 March 2009</p><p></p><p>Each season, there is a short, sharp line-up of must-havesthat will mark you out as a woman of substance, style and savoir-faire. <br></p><p><br></p><p>Thesepieces will gather you up, escort you to the next stop on the fashion underground,and allow you to come up for air looking delightfully on the money. <br></p><p><br></p><p>People willnudge other people and say, &#8216;Goodness, isn&#8217;t Jane looking divine? Where did sheget that hat?&#8217;, etc.</p><p><br></p><p>Now that spring has properly sprung and we are no longertobogganing down the nearest hill, it&#8217;s time to take stock of <br>what&#8217;s what. <br></p><p><br></p><p>Forease of reference, I offer five snappy dressing solutions for spring 2009. <br></p><p><br></p><p>Don&#8217;t feel you have to wear them all at once, unless you are Peaches Geldof.Don&#8217;t think that you need to buy everything, unless you are Paris Hilton. Anddon&#8217;t feel that you have to go all-out on all five. A hint, I have found, isoften far more effective than a hit.</p><p><br></p><p>The colours: this season&#8217;s palette runs the gamut fromyellow, all the way through the orange family, popping out at pink in a rash ofblush and coral. While you&#8217;re at it, you might like to sling in a </p><p>clashy neon highlight to bring on migraines in yourco-workers. <br></p><p><br></p><p>None of these colours is what we fashion folk call &#8216;easy&#8217;. In fact,they are &#8216;difficult&#8217;, &#8216;challenging&#8217; and, occasionally, &#8216;a big mistake&#8217;. <br></p><p><br></p><p>It isup to you to play about until you arrive at a colour that doesn&#8217;t eat yourcomplexion for breakfast and then spit it out on the carpet. Personally, Ithink peach stinks. Your call.</p><p><br></p><p>The shapes: you will by now have discerned whether thisspring&#8217;s harem pant is built for you. I tried &#8211; way back in December &#8211; and thelook was all wrong, as if I was smuggling pigeons in my pants. <br></p><p><br></p><p>Thisweek, with renewed vigour, I set about trying harems again. I went for chic,slippy jersey ones, which draped about the body like the eighth wife of asultan. Good. Try.</p><p><br></p><p>The other trouser: this is, in fact, a jumpsuit. Again,tricky. <br></p><p><br></p><p>The key here is to lose weight, fast. Anyone whose body mass indexresides within the bell-curve of normal will look like a jelly belly in a jumpsuit. If you are willowy and tall, be my guest.</p><p><br></p><p>The skirt: a surprise, this, but the pencil skirt is veryhot right now. It&#8217;s ladylike, of course, and mildly raunchy, a bit Mad Men. Youmay &#8211; I&#8217;m hazarding a guess here &#8211; already own one. Win win! <br></p><p><br></p><p>The accessories: by now you will have more than enoughidiotic but divine shoes in your closet. You&#8217;ll know that bags &#8211; yes, eventhose darling square clutches &#8211; are a bit passe. <br></p><p><br></p><p>What you want are earrings. Myfashion cover line of the season goes to Vogue, with &#8216;Bigger, bolder, better:the earring makes a comeback&#8217;, as if &#8216;the earring&#8217; has been training with theSAS in the wilds of Scotland in readiness for the day it will rise once again,sweeping all other accessories aside in a hail of sequins and rickrack braid.<br></p><p><br></p><p>Vogue suggests you&#8217;ll need a long neck to pull off some of the freakishlyelongated earrings doing the rounds. <br></p><p><br></p><p>I agree. You&#8217;ll also need fearfully strongear lobes. Perhaps the SAS could come up with a fitness programme&#8230;</p><p></p><p></p><p>Flash a little flesh</p><p>Every season designers shift the focus from one erogenouszone to another. Last season&#8217;s longer skirt made our calves all &#8216;come hither&#8217;.And this spring we&#8217;re travelling north, to that area just above the midriff. <br></p><p>Championed on the catwalkby Prada, Chloe and Alexander Wang &#8211; and a favourite of Cheryl Cole &#8211; this lookis all about subtlety. <br></p><p>We love this cropped top and high-waisted skirt bySwedish label Dagmar. We&#8217;re not talking about exposing a vast expanse of torsohere, just a hint of skin.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p></p><p>It&#8217;s darling</p><p>COAT, £348, Designer Remix, from my-wardrobe.com</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p></p><br><p> </p>?Fashion forward: Future couture stars <br><p> By <br></p><p>UPDATED:23:01 GMT, 26 May 2012<br></p><p></p><p>Introducing the stellar talents whose designs will be wowing the crowds at next month&#8217;s Graduate Fashion Week &#8211; and rocking our closets before too long </p><p><br></p><p>Katie Tomlison</p><p> &#8216;My passion for Yorkshire and Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore sculptures influences my silhouettes, and I used soft wools from Yorkshire mills mixed with silk.&#8217; <br><br><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Meet our model</p><p>Introducing British model of the moment Lara Mullen. Since she was discovered at a festival by <br>top agency Premier she has walked for Marc Jacobs, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Alexander Wang, and has been shot by top fashion photographers David Sims and Alasdair McLellan.<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Hannah Duckworth</p><p> &#8216;I played with the idea of combining three-dimensional clothes and austere graphic shapes using bonded neoprene, acrylic and lenticular plastic.&#8217; <br><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Aimee Ward</p><p> &#8216;I design for someone who is confident, edgy and has their own individual style. I would love to dress Florence Welch, Rooney Mara and Lana Del Rey.&#8217; <br><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Rebecca Stant</p><p> &#8216;My collection has a very eccentric British feel to it. It would be good to see Grayson Perry in my pieces!&#8217;<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Get your hot ticket<br>Graduate Fashion Week features the work of more than 1,000 of the year&#8217;s best BA fashion degree talent, from 40 universities. The event, sponsored by George at Asda, runs from 10-13 June at London&#8217;s Earls Court. For tickets, visit gfw.org.uk. <br></p><p><br></p><p>Didn't they do well!</p><p>Christopher Bailey</p><p> Since he graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1994, Christopher has been best known as the chief creative officer of Burberry, which he joined in 2001. His revamping of the traditional British brand has helped to make it one of the UK&#8217;s most successful fashion houses.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Emma Hill<br></p><p> A graduate of Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication in 1992, Emma designed accessories for Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Chloe, before becoming creative director of British label Mulberry in 2008. She&#8217;s the reason why we all fell in love with the Alexa bag!</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Giles Deacon<br></p><p> After graduating from Central Saint Martins in 1992, Giles became chief designer at the Italian fashion houses Bottega Veneta and Gucci, before starting his own successful label, Giles, in 2003.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Phoebe Philo</p><p> She started working at French label Chloe with Stella McCartney less than a year after graduating from Central Saint Martins in 1996, helping to rejuvenate the brand. Now she&#8217;s working the same magic at Celine.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Get it!</p><p> We love this swimsuit by Kirenjit Sogi, who graduated from Wiltshire College, Salisbury, last year. It&#8217;s available exclusively at George at Asda from 10 June, for a snip at £12. Preorder it now before it goes! asda.com<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>?Fashion:Top new models for A/W 12<p> By </p><p>UPDATED:23:13 GMT, 31 March 2012</p><p></p><p><br></p><p>We're happy to report that A/W 12 was one of thehealthiest newcomer seasons in recent memory, with the door wide open for somerunway rookies to make their mark. Despite this being their debut show season,it&#8217;sthe new faces that are causing a stir - booking coveted runway exclusives atPrada, Calvin Klein and Givenchy, landing major campaigns, and making top photographersand stylists&#8217; shortlists. Discover our fashion bookings editor Megan McCluskie&#8217;spicks for the top ten breakout stars from the A/W 12 runways.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>AVA SMITH, Models 1 </p><p>Nationality: American</p><p>Age: 23</p><p>Height: 5&#8217;9&#8221;</p><p>Show list: Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Antonio Berardi, Aquilando Rimondi, Balmain, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Cacharel, Calvin Klein, Celine, Chanel, Dolce &amp; Gabbana, Dries VanNoten, Elie Saab, Emilio Pucci, Etro, Fendi, Giambattista Valli, Givenchy,Gucci, Hermes, Hussein Chalayan, Iceberg, Isabel Marant, Loewe, Marchesa, McQ, Missoni, Moschino Cheap &amp; Chic, Moschino, Mugler, Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne, Philosophy diAlberta Ferretti, Preen, Rochas, Salvatore Ferragamo, Thakoon, Trussardi,Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent</p><p>Proof it isn't always about the bigdebut: Ava spent several years as a catalogue model before being repackaged byher agency and subsequently catching the eye of virtually every major castingdirector this season. Her appearance at a total of 51 veteran-heavy shows likeCalvin Klein and Gucci proves this stunning beauty has staying power. With herstriking presence, piercing eyes and cheekbones you could slice a baguettewith, the question is, what took everybody so long?</p><p></p><p>FRANZIMUELLER, IMG </p><p>Nationality: German</p><p>Age: 20 </p><p>Height: 5&#8217;11&#8221;</p><p>Show list: Acne, Antonio Berardi, Aquilando Rimondi, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Celine, Christopher Kane, DriesVan Noten, Erdem, Givenchy, Haider Ackermann, Hermes, Iceberg, JonathanSaunders, J.W. Anderson, Loewe, LouisVuitton, Marni, Maxmara, McQ, Missoni, NinaRicci, Prada, Rochas, Roland Mouret, Valentino, Versus, Yves Saint Laurent </p><p>If you want tobecome the model of the moment, you need a Calvin Klein exclusive. And that&#8217;sexactly what newcomer Franzi Mueller achieved in her catwalk debut. Sinceopening New York&#8217;s most desirable catwalk slot, the 20-year-old German nativewent on to walk for all the major shows across the four fashion capitals. Witheditorial bookings pouring in and an instantly recognisable gaze, she'scertainly got the makings of the next big thing.</p><p></p><p>KOLFINNAKRISTOFERSDOTTIR, Next</p><p>Nationality: Icelandic</p><p>Age: 19</p><p>Height: 5&#8217;11&#8221;</p><p>Show list:Acne, Bottega Veneta, Christopher Kane, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Giles, JonathanSaunders, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marni, Maxmara, Missoni, Moschino, Prada, Topshop, Versace, Versus</p><p></p><p>19-year-oldIcelandic newcomer Kolfinna Kristofersdottir ischarming the fashion circuit with her hypnotic gaze, pixie crop and androgynousstyle. She opened and closed Christopher Kane's dramatic show in London,and took the major international catwalks by storm with the added bonus oflanding a coveted Marc Jacobs exclusive, a sure sign she has the makings of the next big thing.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p></p><p>NADJABENDER, New York Models</p><p>Nationality: Danish</p><p>Age: 21</p><p>Height: 5&#8217;11&#8221;</p><p>Show list: AlexanderMcqueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce&amp; Gabbana, Elie Saab, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Giambattista Valli, Gucci, Iceberg,Isabel Marant, Jean Paul Gaultier, JohnGalliano, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Maxmara, McQ, Missoni, Nina Ricci, RolandMouret, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sportmax, Stella Mccartney, Theykens&#8217; Theory, Tom Ford,Trussardi, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent</p><p></p><p>After bookingsought-after opening slots at Alexander Wang and Rodarte, it&#8217;s no surprise thatDanish native Nadja Bender has the world&#8217;s editors, designers and photographersstanding to attention. With a slenderframe and striking features prime for editorial work, she will undeniablybe a face to recognise for seasons to come. </p><p></p><p></p><p>KATRYNKRUGER, IMG</p><p>Nationality: South African</p><p>Age: 17</p><p>Height: 5&#8217;11&#8221;</p><p>Show list: Acne,BCBG Max Azria Chloe, Christopher Kane, Derek Lam, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dolce&amp; Gabbana, Donna Karan, Etro, Giambattista Valli, Giles, Givenchy, Herve Leger,Jason Wu, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Marc By Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Marni, Missoni,Narciso Rodriguez, Prabal Gurung, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Rag &amp; Bone, Rochas,Roland Mouret, Sonia Rykiel, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria Beckham</p><p></p><p>She might be a newcomer but with herraven hair, dazzling green eyes, strong brows and a debut as a Givenchyexclusive under her belt, Katryn Kruger has everything she needs to launch astellar career. The Cape Town native hashad nothing short of a break-out season. And proof is in the Prada campaignpudding, where she&#8217;s the only newcomer starring alongside Natasha Poly and MeghanCollison. One to watch indeed. </p><p></p><p></p><p>MARIEPIOVESAN, Storm</p><p>Nationality: French</p><p>Age: 26</p><p>Height: 5&#8217;10&#8221;</p><p>Show list:Acne, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Celine,Christopher Kane, Emilio Pucci, Giambattista Valli, Haider Ackermann, Hermes, Fendi,Gareth Pugh, Giles, Helmut Lang, Jason Wu, Jonathan Saunders, Lanvin, Loewe, LouisVuitton, Marc Jacobs, Marc By Marc Jacobs, Marni, Maxmara, Missoni, NarcisoRodriguez, Paco Rabanne, Ports 1961, Prabal Gurung, Preen, Proenza Schouler,Reed Krakoff, Rick Owens, RobertoCavalli, Thakoon, Valentino, Viktor&amp; Rolf, Versace, Victoria Beckham, Yves Saint Laurent </p><p></p><p>At 25, this French beauty has a few years onmost newcomers, but her mature poise, inimitable bone structure and cool,captivating look, has bagged a well-deserved spot on our ones-to-watch list. Piovesandazzled on the runway of no less than 47 shows (landing the coveted closingslot for the A/W 12 Louis Vuitton show), stars in the S/S 12 Celine ad campaign,and has just shot editorials for style bibles Vogue Italia, Interview, and Pop- no mean feat for a new face.</p><p> <br></p><p></p><p>VANESSAAXENTE, Viva London</p><p>Nationality: Hungarian</p><p>Age: 16</p><p>Height: 5&#8217;11&#8221;</p><p>Show list: AlexanderMcqueen, Celine, Christian Dior, Dries Van Noten, Givenchy, Loewe, LouisVuitton, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, Prada Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent</p><p></p><p>The opening slot atPrada, so coveted and precious, is a sure sign that the girl will have stayingpower. And this season&#8217;s first exit went to Hungarian native Vanessa Axente,making her runway debut. With her classically beautiful face and slightlyquirky features, she's in an enviableposition for the upcoming campaign season. </p><p></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>CORAEMMANUEL, Premier</p><p>Nationality: French</p><p>Age: 20</p><p>Height: 5&#8217;11&#8221;</p><p>Show list: 3.1Phillip Lim, Acne, Antonio Berardi, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Dolce &amp;Gabbana, Ellie Saab, Emilio Pucci, Giles, Givenchy, Jason Wu, Jean PaulGaultier, Jonathan Saunders, Just Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, Marni, Maxmara, MichaelKors, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, Ports 1961, Prada, Rochas, Stella Mccartney, TommyHilfiger, Topshop Unique, Valentino</p><p></p><p>Cora Emmanuel has won over the fashion circuit with her wide eyes,unmistakable cheekbones and endless legs. And after racking up an impressive54 shows in the A/W 12 season, we&#8217;re certain this newcomer is set to follow inthe footsteps of fellow successful Martinique born models Sigrid Agren andMelodie Monrose. Watch this space. </p><p></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>TIAN YI,Storm</p><p>Nationality: Chinese</p><p>Age: 18</p><p>Height: 5&#8217;10&#8221;</p><p>Show list: Acne,Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Dries Van Noten, Jonathan Saunders, Kenzo,Louis Vuitton, Marni, Miu Miu, Prada, Rochas, Roland Mouret, Thakoon, Valentino,Yves Saint Laurent</p><p></p><p>With less than a year in the game,Tian Yi has already worked with some of the best designers andphotographers in the industry, racking up an impressivecollection of editorial appearances in thelikes of 10 Magazine, i-D Magazine, and Vogue China. And after booking several coveted show slots, includingPrada and Alexander McQueen, she's in an enviable position for the upcomingcampaign season.</p><p></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p></p><p>OPHELIERUPP, Storm</p><p>Nationality: French</p><p>Age: 21</p><p>Height: 5&#8217;9.5&#8221;</p><p>Show list: 3.1Phillip Lim, Acne, Balenciaga, Burberry Prorsum, Chloe, Diane Von Furstenberg,DKNY, Dolce &amp; Gabbana, Fendi, EmilioPucci, Helmut Lang, Jean Paul Gaultier, Just Cavalli, Marchesa, Missoni,Moschino, Narciso Rodriguez, Paco Rabanne, Peter Pilotto, PPQ, Rodarte, Valentino,Vanessa Bruno, Sonia Rykiel, Thakoon, Topshop Unique </p><p></p><p>AnotherGallic girl, Ophelie Rupp, is being whispered about as one of the mostprominent faces of the season. The beauty has had significant face time with some of fashion's leading editorsand photographers, who rave about Rupp's catwalk and editorial potential. Herhypnotic gaze has many, well, hypnotised. With an Etro campaign shot by MarioTestino in the bag, a Thierry Mugler fragrance campaign and a Prada exclusive,we think she has miles ahead of her on the runway.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p>?Cyndi Lauper at Manolo Blahnik and karaoke at Michael Kors... The stellar line-up of U.S. events for Fashion's Night Out 2012<br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:21:11 GMT, 3 September 2012 UPDATED:21:11 GMT, 3 September 2012</p><p>Now in its fourth year Fashion's Night Out promises to be bigger than ever with more than 4,500 outlets in 20 different countries hosting events simultaneously on Thursday September 6. <br></p><p>New York, of course, is where it all started, and the city doesn't disappoint, with an array of events to coincide with the start of fashion week.</p><p>From a performance from Cyndi Lauper at Manolo Blahnik, to karaoke sessions at Michael Kors, this year's FNO will see the industry's power players let their hair down.</p><p>Vogue Fashion Director Grace Coddington has created an exclusive line for Balenciaga in honor of the event - and Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette should watch out because its theme puts her own moggy, Pumpkin, in the spotlight.</p><p>Macy's will become a reality TV Mecca with appearances from Kourtney Kardashian's long-term beau Scott Disick, and Barneys will become a buzzing street fair with salsa lessons for all.</p><p>The fun is not limited to the East Coast either. Over in LA KendallJenner will be kicking off proceedings at the Berverly Center while thePorsche store on Wilshire Boulevard will be serving up free glasses of bubbly all evening.<br></p><p>Launched by Anna Wintour in New York in 2009, the global initiative sponsored by Vogue and the CFDA was aimed at giving the fashion industry a boost during tough economic times and this year <br>a special T-shirt will be on sale to help raise funds for the New York City AIDS fund.</p><p>Todayit's tipped as one of the hottest shopping events on the retail calendar, with a plethora of stores staying open after hours with tipples, nibbles and entertainment provided free of charge. Here's our roundup of some of the must-visit FNO locations across the US...</p><p>NEW YORK</p><p>BARNEYS <br></p><p>The department store will be transformed into a buzzing street fair, with everything from knitting tips to salsa lessons open to all. Designers such as Thom Browne, Narciso Rodriguez and the Row's Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will be on hand while it's rumoured that Alexander Wang will be giving catwalk lessons.</p><p> At Barneys, 660 Madison Avenue</p><p>MACY'S<br></p><p>The world&#8217;s largest Macy&#8217;s store will be a hotspot for reality TV fans. Kourtney Kardashian's long-term boyfriend Scott Disick, will be hosting cigar rolling classes while Project Runway&#8216;s Michael Kors will be testing shoppers with a fashion trivia quiz. Other special guests include Fashion Star&#8216;s Caprice Willard and Kara Laricks, Bethenny Frankel and What Not To Wear&#8216;s ClintonKelly.<br></p><p>At Macy&#8217;s Herald Square 151 West 34th Street</p><p>MANOLO BLAHNIK <br></p><p>If you're a girl who just wants to have fun, get yourself to Manolo Blahnik&#8217;s 54th St boutique where Cyndi Lauper will be performing at 9pm to promote her new musical, Kinky Boots.</p><p>At Manolo Blahnik, 31 W. 54th St<br></p><p>LORD &amp; TAYLOR<br></p><p>Gethere early as this venue promises to be packed as Kim Kardashian steps into the spotlight to promote her new fragrance line. Members of the BCBG team will also be stopping by including Lubov and Max while FIT studentswill provide free illustrations with every purchase.<br></p><p>At Lord &amp; Taylor 424 Fifth Avenue</p><p>JEFFERY NEW YORK</p><p>Movie star Jessica Chastain, who is currently starring in the new Broadway musical Heiress! will be stopping by for an evening of shopping, music and other 'surprises'.</p><p>At Jeffery New York, 449 West, 14th Street</p><p>SALVATORE FERRAGAMO <br></p><p>Ferragamowill be hosting a Russian-inspired event with appearances from street-style stars Miroslava Duma, Elena Perminova, and Anya Ziourova. Strike up conversation with an It girl while dancing to Russian beats courtesy of pop trio Tesla Boy.<br></p><p>At Salvatore Ferragamo, 655 Fifth Avenue</p><p>BALENCIAGA</p><p>Balenciaga&#8217;s FNO party focuses on the launch of an accessories collaboration between designer Nicolas Ghesquiere and American Vogue's creative director Grace Coddington. The line is apparently covered in Grace&#8217;s drawings of her cat, Pumpkin, modeling Balenciaga looks. <br></p><p>At Balenciaga, 542 West 22nd Street</p><p>VICTORIA'S SECRET</p><p>Getyour picture taken with Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio at the store in SoHo and if you spend $65, you'll receive a free t-shirt. Eye and lip makeovers will also be on offer throughout the stor from 6pmto 9pm.</p><p>At Victoria's Secret 591-593 Broadway</p><p>DVF<br></p><p>As a woman who knows how to throw a top party Diane von Furstenberg has ensured her Meatpacking flagship is filled with top industry folk. MAC make-up artists will be on hand, Vogue editors offering style advice, while Solange Knowles will be manning the decks.<br></p><p>At DvF, 874 Washington Street</p><p>MICHAEL KORS<br></p><p>Make sure your vocals are up to scratch as Mr Kors hosts an evening of &#8216;YouTube star&#8217; karaoke. Portraits by celeb photographer Victor Demarchelier and an A-list guest list also promise to make his store a main attraction.<br></p><p>At Michael Kors, 667 Madison Avenue<br></p><p>SAKS FIFTH AVENUE<br></p><p>Get to Saks where a range of exclusive offers will keep you occupied. Customers can get their Doc Martens customized, free engraving on their Stella McCartney perfume bottles and Instagrams printed for free. Haircuts, printed manicures and make-up from Tom Pecheux will get you in the party spirit and if you're feeling daring Rihanna&#8217;s tattoo artist will be in store.<br></p><p>At Saks Firth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue</p><p>LOS ANGELES <br></p><p>BEVERLY CENTER <br></p><p>More than 100 stores throughout the shopping complex will be opening late withPretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale kicking things off. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will also make a video appearance introducingVogue's West Coast fashion editor, Lisa Love. Fashion shows will showcase fall collections and Kendall Jenner - who is the face of the Beverly Center's FNO campaign - is expected to attend, along with sisterKylie, Jaimie Hilfiger, Francesca Eastwood and Peta Murgatroyd. <br></p><p>At the Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Boulevard </p><p>ROBERTSON BOULEVARD <br></p><p>Around 2,000 guests will be treated to live music, art-inspired activities, celebrity guest appearances and fall's latest trends as they stroll through the stores.</p><p>SANTA MONICA PLACE <br></p><p>Gethere for a range of in-store events, including treatments from two beauty lounges. Entertainment starts at 7pm, featuring a performance by American Idol contestant Stefano Langone and a fashion show hosted by Linda Immediato, style editor of Los Angeles magazine.</p><p>RODEO DRIVE <br></p><p>Indulgein a chocolate or two while admiring jewellery at Harry Winston, or visit the Porsche store on Wilshire Boulevard for a live DJ, runway showand an open bar. Stuart Weitzman and Neiman Marcus will also be servingup glasses of bubbly while Bottega Veneta is set to introduce a new line of eco-friendly handbags. Prada and Miu Miu will be giving a cut ofthe night&#8217;s proceeds to P.S. Arts, a non-profit organisation that promotes arts education.</p><p>ROBERTSON BOULEVARD <br></p><p>Food vans will be on hand to satisfy hungry shoppers and Starline Tours will be giving mini bus tours up and down the road, stopping at shops while giving riders a brief overview of the area. <br></p><p>Head to Alice + Olivia for an evening of all things girlie, including screenings of classic slumber party movies and as well as manicure and charm bracelet sessions. <br></p><p>BCBG Max Azria will have guests compete in a style contest via Instagram with the winner handed a $1,000 BCBG wardrobe and make sure you listen out for Mayer Hawthorne who is scheduled to perform.<br></p><p>Fashion&#8217;s Night Out will be held on September 6, 2012. For more information visit: </p><p> </p>?How to wear velvet... and NOT look like Fearne Cotton<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:11:03 GMT, 13 January 2011</p><br><p>It might boast a legacy that reeks of Eighties Sloane Rangers and foppish thespian types, but velvet is having a renaissance. <br></p><p>From full-length gowns at Armani, to jackets at D&amp;G, and mini-dresses at Alexander Wang, the catwalks were draped in the stuff.</p><p>There&#8217;s something regal about velvet, it imbues an outfit with a touch of luxury, and hints at indulgence. <br></p><p>And let&#8217;s not forget practicality &#8212;velvet has a real weight to it, so it tends to hang well and it&#8217;s warm.</p><p></p><p>But if you don&#8217;t want to look like you&#8217;re off to attend the Sunday morning service at Westminster Cathedral, it&#8217;s probably best not to wear long, flowing, floor-length velvet &#8212; take note Fearne Cotton. </p><p>Instead, look for structured shapes that give definition with belts in contrasting fabrics, or opt for separates.</p><p>A velvet skirt in a modern shape looks great with a top in a lighter weight fabric, or team a fitted velvet jacket with a pair of jeans. Velvet&#8217;s no longer underground.</p><p> </p><p> Pictures: Mark Bond Stylist: Maya Oakley<br></p><p></p>?Fiona Phillips: I buy carefully and seldom. I&#8217;d rather buy one expensive piece than eight shoddy items <p>By <br>UPDATED:15:44 GMT, 3 March 2011</p><br><p>Television presenter Fiona Phillips &#8212; a 50-year-old mother-of-two &#8212; believes less is more in her utilitarian yetchic wardrobe. <br></p><p>Fiona&#8217;s big break into TV was as CNN News&#8217; entertainmentreporter, before joining GMTV in 1997, where she fronted the programme for 11 years. She lives in London with her husband, former GMTV producerMartin Frizell, and their sons Nathaniel, 11, and Mackenzie, eight&#8201;.&#8201;</p><p>I love winter because I can wear skirts, thick tights and jumpers, so I&#8217;m chic and cosy. When it gets warmer, I like a classic black blazer with jeans and a stripe T-shirt. </p><p>I go for a pared-down, fairly boyish look, with lots of military-inspired items from Belstaff and Balenciaga. It&#8217;s probably because I was brought up in a household full of boys, but I have a tomboy sense of style. </p><p>I like very neutral colours &#8212; black, dark brown, navy and taupe &#8212; and I can&#8217;t stand pink! I need to feel at my best to pull off red, because it can either light up my face or drown it.</p><p>Sexy, fitted white shirts are some of the staples in my wardrobe. I&#8217;ve spent years searching for the perfect one.</p><p>I&#8217;ve finally hit upon Uniqlo: the fit is brilliant and they cost only £19.99, so I&#8217;ve got three of them. <br></p><p>And I recently saw someone wearing a Prada-esque smartly cut, figure-hugging hooded coat and it turned out it was Jil Sander for Uniqlo &#8212; so that&#8217;s now next on my list. </p><p>I like Calvin Klein for its casual classic clothing. I buy carefully and seldom. I&#8217;d rather buy one expensive piece than eight shoddy items. </p><p>One of my biggest regrets is not buying a brilliant Jonathan Saunders long, bright red, fine jersey dress a few years ago. <br></p><p>It had long sleeves and a crew neck, and the train flared out as it hit the ground. It was so sophisticated. <br></p><p>It was £1,200 and I&#8217;d have felt guilty spending that much &#8212; but in retrospect there are so many occasions when I would have worn it. It still haunts me.</p><p>FIONA'S WARDROBE FAVOURITES</p><p>BIKER BOOTS<br></p><p>There are certain things in my wardrobe that I keep coming back to&#8201;.&#8201;.&#8201;.&#8201;and I&#8217;ve had these black Jonesthe Bootmaker boots for at least 15 years. </p><p>They&#8217;re obviously supposed to be country hunting boots, given the detailing. I don&#8217;t know what I&#8217;ll do ifthere comes a day when they can&#8217;t be repaired, but I would certainly never throw them out.</p><p>TIBI DAY DRESS<br></p><p>I bought this dress from a shop in New York. It&#8217;s a really gorgeous simple, black, crew-neck, long-sleeved dress that sits just above the knee. <br></p><p>When I&#8217;ve spent too long doing my face up and I&#8217;m in a rush, thinking &#8216;Oh my god, what am I going to wear?, I feel confident knowing it always looks good &#8212; and it can be easily dressed up for going out in the evening with high heels and jewellery.</p><p>CITIZENS OF HUMANITY JEANS</p><p>I got these dark blue skinny jeans on a photoshoot and never thought I&#8217;d fit into them, but they&#8217;reamazing. I&#8217;ve only just recently taken them off for long enough to put them in the wash. I also love my J Brand Houlihan jeans, in khaki and dark grey.</p><p>BELSTAFF JACKET<br></p><p>I love the military look &#8212; I don&#8217;t thinkit ever goes out of fashion. My Belstaff jacket is a great find. It&#8217;s a browny khaki colour and tight fitting. I practically live in it. I look smart straight away whether I&#8217;m wearing it with jeans or heels.</p><p>BURBERRY DRESS<br></p><p>I Have a simple Burberry dress in navy with a slight sheen to it. Navy is a really classy colour &#8212; it&#8217;s not as harsh as black &#8212; but I always have a dilemma about what colour shoes to wear with it.</p><p>From left: A Tibi dress, Citizen of Humanity jeans and a Belstaff jacket<br></p><p>PRADA TOTE BAG<br></p><p>This Messenger bag fits in perfectly with my boyish military look. It&#8217;s got a lovely postbag detailing on the clasp, and I just sling it across me with everything, including my laptop, stuffed in. </p><p>WOLFORD SATIN TIGHTS<br></p><p>I&#8217;ve been buying Wolford tights for years. They&#8217;re amazing. People always ask me where I got them. They do cost £30, so they&#8217;re not cheap, but I&#8217;ve got a pair that I&#8217;ve had &#8212; no word of a lie &#8212; for 20 years. They just last and last.</p>?First Lady of glamour: Fashion industry pays tribute to Michelle Obama with top style award<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:17:47 GMT, 16 June 2009</p><p>It's official: Michelle Obama really is the First Lady of fashion - and now she has the award to prove it.</p><p>The 45-year-old received the honour gong last night over top industry favourites at The Council of Fashion Designers of America's annual awards.<br></p><p>Noting her 'meteoric rise as a fashion icon,' CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg said Obama had 'a unique look that balances the duality of her lives' in her roles as adviser to her husband, President Barack Obama, and mother to their two daughters.</p><p>Although she was missing from the crowd at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Obama's presence was felt throughout the star-studded ceremony.</p><p>And despite many industry favourites and models sitting before her, it took host Tracey Ullman less than two minutes in her opening monologue to mention the new first lady of fashion.</p><p></p><p>But as complimentary as she was, British-born Ullman, did admit Mrs Obama was not perfect and guffed by wearing a cardigan to meet Queen Elizabeth II.<br></p><p>Obama accepted her award via a pre-taped video speech and said she honoured fashion as an American 'art form' with 'ingenuity and craftsmanship that contribute so much to our economy and culture.'</p><p>But it wasn't only Mrs Obama who won top accolades at one of the world's biggest fashion awards which was attended by stars including Heidi Klum.<br></p><p>Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the California-based sisters behind Rodarte, were surprised when Diane Kruger announced that they had won the big prize of the night as the nation's top womenswear designers. <br></p><p>It was only last year that they won the award for emerging talent.<br></p><p>'I'm just so shocked,'Mulleavy said. 'It's so hard to be up here when we think where we started, making clothes in our house three years ago. <br></p><p>'We never thought we'd be a part of this world.'</p><p>London calling: Mrs Obama looks the part of leading lady during two separate visits to the UK this month, and in April</p><p>Rodarte beat out industry veterans Narciso Rodriguez and MarcJacobs, while Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandeztopped Jacobs and Vera Wang in the accessories category.<br></p><p>But Jacobs didn't go home empty-handed and was named the top international designer for Louis Vuitton.<br></p><p>Comedianand talk show host Jimmy Fallon read the names of both Italo Zucchellifor Calvin Klein and Scott Sternberg for Band of Outsiders in a tie inthe menswear category.<br></p><p>Alexander Wang and his rocker lookbeat Jason Wu and Thakoon Panichgul, both favourites of Obama, for theSwarovski Award as the up-and-coming womenswear designer, while JustinGiunta for Subversive Jewelry won for accessories and Tim Hamilton wonfor menswear.</p><p> </p><p>Industry icon Ralph Lauren won the first popular award after being chosen by 16,000 online voters as their favorite designer.<br></p><p>'What an honour to win this award,' Lauren said. 'After 42 years, it is nice to be recognised this way.'<br></p><p>TheWhite Stripes' Jack White put on a sparkly brown suit to hand Anna Suiher lifetime achievement award, saying he especially admired her stylefor being timely instead of trendy.</p><p> </p><br><p><br><br></p>?Flesh-baring! Alexander Wang impresses at New York Fashion Week with sexy strategic cutouts <br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:18:23 GMT, 9 September 2012 UPDATED:19:48 GMT, 10 September 2012</p><p>With Liberty Ross on the catwalk and Justin Theroux in the front row, Alexander Wang's show at New York Fashion Week yesterday generated a frenzy of attention.</p><p>But the designer ensured there was as much reason to talk about the clothes as the celebrity attendees.<br></p><p>The collection, which was almost exclusively monochrome, seemed made of geometric leather shapes, strung together by barely-there strands of thread.</p><p>Scroll down for video<br></p><p> </p><p>One dress, worn by Erin Wasson, bore slits that ran from the ribs to the knee, daringly exposing the supermodel's hips and thighs in the style of Anthony Vaccarello.</p><p>The theme continued in the footwear, in a reversed kind of way with slender straps below the knee on one strappy sandal, and wider straps wrapping the leg on a boot.</p><p></p><p>Laura Brown, Harper's Bazaar features andspecial projects director, who picked a cut-out silver dress as her favorite, told Associted Press: 'In such a short time, Alex has redefined urban utility. There's always a sexiness to his clothes, but this season he brought a glamour, too.'</p><p>There was a sporty clubwear feel throughout, something Mr Wang has made part of his signature aesthetic.</p><p>He played on this with hoods and zipper necks, a glossy cap and a flash of metallic in a voluminous silver jacket.</p><p> </p><p>Summer sandals featured slender straps below the knee, while boots were fashioned from wider straps<br></p><p> </p><p>And if the audience was in any doubt of the clubby idea, the room fell dark at the very end, and a blacklight shone on the models by way of a rave-like finale.</p><p>Mr Wang explained in his show notes that he had been aiming for 'a linear quality' in the collection, which will go into stores for spring 2013.</p><p>'The juxtaposition of tension and suspension are captured between structure and fluidity while dissected pieces build on a new silhouette,which embodies lightness and delicacy,' he said.</p><p>It was a concept that won critical acclaim from the style set. WWD called it 'sophisticated and very smart.'</p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The review read: 'While Wang holds fast to something quite specific - stripped-down street with an urgent attitude - he does not lack for inventive ways to handle it.'</p><p>'Then I wanted to start dissecting the pieces,' he said. 'So we played with the idea of suspension and tension through embroidery techniques.' <br></p><p>Leather tunics and tank dresses that appeared to be made of panels of leather or fabric, somehow suspended in air as they floated over the body. He made the look seem quite appealing, as if he had sat down to sketch his collection and then took out an eraser to eliminate geometric stripes from each piece.<br></p><p>Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week continues through Thursday before the fashion crowd heads to London, Milan and Paris.</p>VIDEO: Alezander Wang brings a sexy flare to the runway?REVEALED: Forever 21 unveils new collection for autumn/winter modelled by Texas It girl Ashley Smith<br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:09:52 GMT, 4 September 2012 UPDATED:10:31 GMT, 4 September 2012</p><br><p>It's the American high street chain that has had women pulling out their purses time and time again since it landed in the UK this time last year. <br></p><p>Forever 21, which launched with a store in Birmingham last year, has gone from strength to strength in the UK ever since. This year it doubled the size of its Oxford Street store and has seen its profile soar since a store opened in Westfield Stratford in time for the Olympic Games.<br></p><p>And now the popular brand has released tantalising campaign images of their AW12 shoot, modelled by Texan it-girl Ashley Smith, that will have savvy shoppers rushing out to their nearest store when the collection hits the shelves this week.</p><p> </p><p>The 20-year-old is one of the U.S. models of the moment, known for her unconventional smile and sexy silhouette and adds her charm to the new campaign for the fashion-forward yet affordable brand.</p><p> The edgy campaign was shot by photographers Santiago and Mauricio Sierra and shows Ashley in a series of poses debuting the brand's latest offerings.</p><p>Famousfor their stylish but affordable high-street staples, Forever 21's new range features playful pops of leopard print and a micro-collection of cute clutch bags. </p><p>Although she may be a new face to land on British soil, Smith has a solid modelling career and has recently been spotted gracing the runways of Balenciaga and Prada.</p><p>She was also named the face of designer Alexander Wang's T collection last year.</p><p> </p><p> Smith was first discovered as a young teen at the the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas.</p><p>Shehas appeared in editorial campaigns for Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and has also starred in runway shows for Jen Kao and Prada. <br></p><p>The 5ft 8in model has gapped teeth, a look that has drawn countless comparisons to British models Lara Stone and Georgia Jagger.</p><p> She said in an interview last year that she is flattered by comparisons to Stone, who is married to comedian David Walliams. <br></p><p>'I think she has cleared an amazing path for me!' Smith says. 'But I am my own person and have many different things to bring to this industry.'</p><p> She also, in a interview with Fashionista.com last year, said that she had considered getting braces before her modelling career. </p><p>She said: 'Yeah I thought about it a lot when I was little, I even went to the dentist to get it fixed, but I&#8217;ve never actually had all the money in one place to be able to do it. Now it makes me money!'<br></p><p>She also says her buxom figure - she is a 32D - is both a blessing and a curse. <br></p><p> 'I believe it&#8217;s a deciding factor for a lot of jobs, because it effects the clothes so much.</p><p>'But it&#8217;s part of me! So one day theywill just adjust all the clothes to my bust, rather than me having to adjust my breasts for their clothes.'</p><p>Smith also has aspirations beyond modelling. <br></p><p>'I&#8217;ve always wanted to be a Broadway actress,' she has said. 'You know Little Shop of Horrors? I&#8217;m gonna playAudrey one day! Just you wait.'</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <br></p><br><p><br></p><p> </p>?From chaos to couture: New York's Met museum to pay tribute to punk in next Costume Institute exhibit <br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:13:43 GMT, 13 September 2012 UPDATED:13:44 GMT, 13 September 2012</p><p>New York's Met museum has revealed that punk will be the theme of its annual Costume Institute exhibit and its much-anticipated gala.<br></p><p>For the past two years the gala, often referred to as the Oscars of the fashion world, has drawn inspiration from a particular designer's retrospective, but next year red carpet attendees will be left to interpret a more general dress code.<br></p><p>The Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit which is set to open in May 2013, seeks to highlight the origins of the punk movement and will include around 100 haute couture and ready-to-wear creations from the likes of Dolce &amp; Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and Rodarte.</p><p>Unlike the Met&#8217;s 2006 AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion exhibition, which also featured elements of punk, the 2013 show will look at the transatlantic origins of the movement from the mid-1970s, joining the dots between the punk scenes of London and New York.<br></p><p>Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton told : 'The show will start off primarily with the origins of punk and the tale of two cities. <br></p><p></p><p> 'Punk broke all rules when it came to fashion, and everything became possible after punk. Its impact on high fashion became so enormous, and continues at the same time.'</p><p>Photographer Nick Knight, will serve as the creative consultant creating the gala&#8217;s look with event designer Raul Avila.</p><p>Funded by Moda Operandi andConde Nast co-chairs of the Met ball include Rooney Mara, Givenchy&#8217;s Riccardo Tisci, Lauren Santo Domingoand Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.</p><p>Tickets for the New York staged event are said to sell from $25,000 upwards, while tables are priced at around $150,000.<br></p><p>In 2011 the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit was one of the most successful shows, attracting over 650,000 visitors and netting 23,000 more memberships for the museum.</p><p>Past themes include Schiaparelliand Prada: Impossible Conversations (2012), American Women: Fashioning aNational Identity (2010), The Model As Muse (2009) and Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy (2008). <br></p><p>Asked what kind of looks he is expecting on the red carpet next year, Mr Bolton added: 'I think we will be seeing dresses with a slight tear or gaps, which is so punk but very subtle.'</p><p>Punk: From Chaos to Couture will kickoff with the annual Met Gala on May 6 and will be on public display from May 9 to August 11, 2013.</p>?Gemma Arterton shows the style set how it's done at New York Fashion Week <p>By <br>UPDATED:10:12 GMT, 14 February 2011</p><p>Given that the Grammys are tonight, you'd be forgiven for thinking there wouldn't be many stars at New York Fashion Week. <br></p><p>But the A-list were out in force to support the best in American design as favourites including G Star Raw and Mark Ronson's designer sister Charlotte showed in the city this weekend.</p><p>Gemma Arterton was among the celebrities at the shows last night, looking every inch the Bond Girl in a leather dress at G-Star, while Kim Kardashian was among the guests at Charlotte Ronson.</p><p> The reality television star joined DJ and actress LaLa Vazquez to pose with the designer backstage after the show.</p><p>One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush was also in the front row of the show, along with Mena Suvari.</p><p>But it was the G-Star show that won the prize for the most A-List front row, with Elsa Pataky and Rosario Dawson, as will as Yaya DaCosta and James Newman.</p><p>Spanish actress Elsa was also joined by her fiance, Australian actor Chris Hewsworth, and 30 Seconds To Mars front man, Jared Leto. <br></p><p>Model Petra Nemcova was the biggest name at Vivienne Tam on Friday night, looking stunning in a red dress with roses embellished at the neckline.</p><p>Fashion Happy: One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush enjoyed the Charlotte Ronson show with Hollywood pal Mena Suvari<br></p><p>And Sean Lennon and girlfriend Charlotte Kemp went for a vintage look at Rebecca Minkoff, which showed that night as well.</p><p>The same evening saw the Kardashian sisters launch a line for QVC. Kim and Kourtney modelled pieces from thecollection at the Vogue-sponsored event, while guests including Camila Alves and Tinsley Mortimer made a statement in sequins and leather respectively.</p><p>Yesterday's shows included Alberta Ferretti's Philosophy diffusion line and Prabal Gurung - a fairytale gone awry theme - while Jason Wu, who shot to fame after his dress was worn by Michelle Obama at the Presidential Inauguration, showed plenty of dresses likely to catch the First Lady's eye.</p><p>The young designer featured over 15 types of lace, proving that the trend is here to stay, and it seemed everything was dipped in gold-leaf embroidery, including the models' hair.<br></p><p>And Alexander Wang, whose show was attended by new mother Alicia Keys, won high praise for his luxury sportswear which included polar fleece vests and sequinned trousers.<br></p><p>Tomorrow is set to be one of the mostimportant days at New York Fashion week, with shows from Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson and Carolina Herrera.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Famous friends: Tinsley Mortimer and Matthew McConaughy's wife Camila Alves lent their support to Kim Kardashian who launched a QVC line with her sisters on Friday<br></p><p>Today's shows saw even more of the glamorous Hollywood set in attendance.</p><p>Actresses Rose McGowan and Sophia Bush caught up front row at Max Azria's Fall 2011 show looking fresh-faced and fashion happy. <br></p><p>They were joined by Jennifer Love Hewitt who looked chic in a bold red wrap-around dress paired with gold strappy platforms.</p><p>Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie who had managed to escape the Grammy's madness back in the US this weekend, arrived at one showin fashion forward mix of bold patterns and a pea green coat. </p><p> </p><p>Hollywood star power: Black Eyed Peas front-woman Fergie (left) arrived for a show in bold patterns as Sophia Bush (centre) andJennifer Love Hewitt (right) arrived for the Max Azria show in winning in block colours <br></p><p>And it wasn't just the women that dressed to impress at today's shows. <br></p><p>Hollywood's finest young male stars banded together in their Sunday best for the Calvin Klein show. <br></p><p>Singer Joe Jonas from the Jonas Brothers, Twilight star Kellan Lutz, Zac Efron and Boardwalk Empire star, Jack Huston all looked handsome and dapper in their chic suits.</p><p>The boys later hit the front row of the designer's show to view the latest designs. <br></p><p>Over at the Tommy Hilfiger show, Rosario Dawson simply sparkled in a stunning navy sequinned dress.</p><p>She was joined by Haitian musician and politician Wyclef Jean of The Fugees fame and Hilfiger's daughter Ali Hilfiger, who looked bohemian chic in one of her dad's designs.</p><p>After his show, the American designer took a bow and waved to his fashionable crowd.</p><p> </p><p>Ready for action: Actress Rosario Dawson (left), musician Wyclef Jean (centre) and Ali Hilfiger (right) all turned up for Tommy Hilfiger's show</p><p>And New York fashion week would not be complete without an appearance from Vogue Editor-In-Chief, Anna Wintour. <br></p><p>The esteemed fashionista was joined by her daughter, Bee Shaffer over at the Diane Von Furstenburg show.<br></p><p>Looking as chic as ever, the 61-year-old mother slipped into a leopard print frock, a camel coloured wool coat with fur collar and oversized candy-coloured jewels. </p><p> <br></p>?How to... get perfect plaits, this year's hottest hair trend<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:11:11 GMT, 21 February 2011</p><p>Plaits are this year&#8217;s hottest hair trend. The humble braid has weaved its way on to the red carpet, with stylish stars such as Diane Kruger, Emily Blunt, Kate Hudson, Kate Bosworth, Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba and Sienna Miller all sporting one variety or another. <br></p><p>In short, the plait has become less Heidi and more haute couture. <br></p><p>The trend originated on the catwalk &#8212; there were fat, messy side plaits at Alexander Wang, multiple fishtails (a sort-of inside-out plait) at Jean Paul Gaultier, and at last week&#8217;s New York Fashion Week messy milkmaid braids and multiple loose weaves abounded.</p><p>Braids on the red carpet: From left, Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller and Kate Hudson sporting plaits<br></p><p>But can normal women recreate these catwalk looks without an army of hair stylists and a battery of products on hand? <br></p><p>Plaiting expert Stevie Tungate, stylist at John Frieda&#8217;s London salon, thinks so &#8212; and has launched a service that aims to help clueless clients become plaiting experts in a matter of minutes. <br></p><p>At the 45-minute tutorial, clients can choose from three techniques: the side-swept fishtail, the messed-up braided Heidi bun or the more sophisticated French plait &#8212; with step-by-step instructions in how to recreate these looks when you&#8217;re home alone. Combs at the ready...<br></p><p>PREPARE YOUR HAIR</p><p>Don&#8217;t worry if your hair is in bad condition &#8212; the more &#8216;textured&#8217; (hairdresser-speak for over-dyed and dry) it is, the easier it will be to work with.<br></p><p>These plaits aren&#8217;t supposed to look lacquered or fresh from the salon &#8212; it&#8217;s a bed-heady, flyaway mussed-up look that you&#8217;re creating. <br></p><p>These braids work best on long hair but, as Carey Mulligan demonstrated recently, sporting a tiny plait in her fringe, you can still have braids in short hair &#8212; the techniques are the same.</p><p></p><p>If your hair is short, or very fine, and you&#8217;d like a big statement plait for a special event, adding some temporary clip-in hair extensions (available from some salons and from the beauty section of asos.com) to the hair at the nape of the neck means you have more to play with and more to feed into your plait.<br></p><p>Braiding is perfect for hair that&#8217;s a bit dirty &#8212; so if you haven&#8217;t time to wash your tresses before work but still want to look fashionably pulled-together, this is the style for you. <br></p><p>PRODUCTS</p><p>No matter what plait style you&#8217;re going for, the initial stages are the same for each: wash your hair and, while drying, load the hair with styling products designed to boost volume and &#8216;stickiness&#8217;, such as sea-salt spray or a volumising mousse. <br></p><p>If your hair is very silky, it will be difficult to work with, which means the plaits are likely to slip out. <br>If you don&#8217;t want to spend a lot of money on a sea-salt spray, simply make your own with salt and water, mixed and decanted into a spritz bottle. <br></p><p>Blow-dry your hair until there are no traces of moisture at all &#8212; turn your head upside down and use your fingers to work in a bit more volume. Warning: you will look scary at this stage, but it&#8217;s all part of the masterplan.<br></p><p>THE FRENCH PLAIT</p><p>Thisschoolgirl staple must be mastered before you move on to more complicated styles. Begin at the top front section of the hair &#8212; where your fringe might be &#8212; and separate into three small sections. <br></p><p>Asyou work towards the back of your head, draw in the rest of your hair. Don&#8217;t worry about being too neat as you pull the sections in towards theplait itself.</p><p>Once the plait is completed, go back over it and insert your fingers into the twist to loosen it up. <br>If you&#8217;re in need of extra guidance, there are lots of helpful view-torials on YouTube. <br></p><p>THE SIDE-TO-SIDE PLAIT</p><p>This plait curves and winds from ear to ear around the back of your head. To begin, start just above one ear using the French braid technique (start with a small section, then work in more hair as you fold it). <br></p><p>With this style, you need to take bigger sections from the bottom half of the head than the top. Once you reach the opposite ear, there will be hair left depending on the length of your locks. <br></p><p>Carry on the plait until you reach the end of your hair before winding the excess plait around into a bun, securing with pins. <br></p><p>The end result is a kind of French plait around the back of your head, finished with a Princess Leia-style bun. Again, loosen the whole thing up once it&#8217;s secured.<br></p><p>THE FISHTAIL<br></p><p>Bring all your hair round to one side of your head and divide it into two sections &#8212; like pigtails, on the one side.</p><p>Take fine sections of hair from underneath the head (near the nape of the neck), and fold these through the parting between the pigtails and loop over the pigtail &#8212; from the outer edge into the parting. <br></p><p>Add that strand of hair back into the pigtail, keeping it in place with your fingers. This is the bit that needs practice. Carry on weaving the underneath hair over until you reach the end of your hair. </p><p>The Plait masterclass service starts at £55, for a one-hour appointment, and is available at: John Frieda, 75 New Cavendish Street Salon, London, 020 7636 1401, and John Frieda, 4 Aldford Street Salon, London, 020 7491 0840.</p><p>Styling: BARBARA McMILLAN. Pictures: Ben Lister<br> </p>?Gisele Bundchen, Shalom Harlow and Karolina Kurkova make triumphant return to New York Fashion Week at Alexander Wang<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:16:02 GMT, 12 February 2012</p><br><p>There they were: Gisele Bundchen, Shalom Harlow and Karolina Kurkova, along with Alexander Wang's slick, glossy fall collection, all on the catwalk Saturday evening at New York Fashion Week.<br></p><p>Mr Wang assembled a most impressive group of top models for his front row crowd, which was pretty star-studded itself including Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld and her glowing pregnant daughter Julia Restoin-Roitfeld.</p><p>The designer's runway always has a good turnout of big names, but most of these top models don't work the seasonal previews any longer. </p><p> </p><p>The all-star cast, which also included Carmen Kass, modelled a test spin of his newest looks boasting leather, shine and chiffon in black, oxblood red and an optic white he called 'peroxide.'</p><p></p><p>He gave them a grand stage with a complicated layout of mirrors and narrow pathways.<br></p><p> </p><p>Mature offering: This time, Mr Wang promises to appeal to a wider audience than his usual Downtown model<br></p><p>The clothes, however, were more straightforward than Mr Wang has offered recently. The vibe he embraces often limits his appeal to the cool-girl, Downtown model types. </p><p>This time, the military-inspired trenchcoats (including one worn by Ms Bundchen), wool sweaters and tweed jackets - waxed and with vinyl visors for effect - potentially work for anyone who needs an outfit for a dressy event or even for the office. <br></p><p>That's not to say the looks were dowdy or boring; in fact, they showed that Mr Wang is maturing into a more sophisticated designer.<br></p><p>Model Liya Kebede didn't walk the show, but she sat in the front row. She said she enjoys the view from there. </p><p>'I really enjoying seeing the full collection. I love to see the designer's real vision. Back there, you see bits and pieces,' she said.</p><p>Still, she had her Wang on, including her shirt and shoes. </p><p>'I like that it's hip and young,' she added.<br></p><p>Mr Wang came out with his usual bouncy step and big smile for his bow.<br></p><p>In his notes, he said: 'Big hugs to my family and everyone else who has made this dream come true.</p><p></p>?<p>Working out: Hilary Duff, left, and Dakota Fanning after their gym sessions in LA</p><p>Fanning, 16, even showed off the ultimate high-end gym accessory, an Alexander Wang Coco Duffel Bag which retails at more than $1,000. Hilary's workout partner and sister, Haylie, 25, carried a white version of the same bag in their gym excursion.<br></p><p>Dakota talked about her recent onscreen kiss with Runaways co-star Kristen Stewart in the August issue of Marie Claire saying: 'It was withmy friend and a girl - no pressure.'</p><p>She'll be hitting the big screen again with Stewart in Breaking Dawn, the final chapter in the Twilight saga, which will begin shooting in November. <br></p>?How to wear cool blues at any age<br>Whether you&#8217;re looking to add a splash of colour to an everyday outfit or colour-blocking top to toe, the shade to try this summer is blue.From classic navy to cobalt, this casual hue can be dressed up or down&#8201;.&#8201;.&#8201;.<br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:22:48 GMT, 22 August 2012 UPDATED:22:48 GMT, 22 August 2012</p><p> </p><p> </p>?How to... steal Christie Brinkley's fluorescent style, without looking like a lollipop lady<br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:21:12 GMT, 30 May 2012 UPDATED:21:12 GMT, 30 May 2012</p><br><p>Model and actress Christie Brinkley, 58, should have come with a warning when she stepped out in New York wearing an explosive mix of fluorescent pink and yellow. <br></p><p>She is far from the only one bringing a bit of Eighties Day-Glo back to the streets. <br></p><p>Versace, in its first couture collection for eight years, showed full-length evening gowns and minis in shots of vivid orange and acid green. <br></p><p></p><p>BCBGMaxAzria had flashes of fluoro across tribal prints, while Marc by Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang were aglow with neon splashes in sporty summer collections. <br></p><p>But how to put together an ensemble that doesn't feel like a poke in the eye? <br></p><p>If you're colour shy, start small with accessories such as glasses, jewellery, shoes or a lick of neon nail polish. If you do plump for a statement dress or jeans, make sure you team it with neutral tones. <br></p><p>Don't be tempted to colour clash or you'll risk looking like a lollipop lady. <br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> Styling: ELIZA SCARBOROUGH<br></p><p></p>?LIZ JONESFASHION THERAPYIf you want vintage designer style for a snip, try these two brilliant new websites<p> By <br>UPDATED:06:43 GMT, 5 September 2011</p><p>Over the past few years, vintage has been the cool way to shop: it&#8217;s eco-friendly, means you won&#8217;t end up wearing the same dress as your best friend and shows you have style and don&#8217;t blindly follow every new trend.</p><p>But the problem with vintage is that, as its popularity has soared, so have prices. <br></p><p>The possibility of finding something wonderful and rare for a snip has vanished as the number of sites offering vintage has gone through the roof.</p><p>And, to be honest, a very antiquated garment can often disappoint now we are all so accustomed to super-soft wool and a hint of stretch. Vintage clothes can feel rigid and itchy and can be off-puttingly fragile. <br></p><p>Getting the right fit can be awkward, too, as modern women have thicker waists and bigger busts than our predecessors.<br></p><p>But what if you need something really special to get married in or for that Christmas party or nerve-racking date? There are two brilliant new wheezes to get that designer outfit on your back, without having to remortgage your home.<br></p><p>The first is a fabulous new website called hardlyeverwornit.com. This site is the brainchild of Sharon Wolter-Ferguson, a single mum and divorcee from West London. <br></p><p>A self-confessed shopaholic, she wanted to set up a business that not only emptied her groaning wardrobe and made the most of her packed address book, but also gave her daughters, Natalia, 21, and Tatiana, 19, careers in a family firm. <br></p><p>Her idea was to set up a site that only sells barely worn, high-end designer clothing, for men and women. The idea is simple. If, like me, you have bought a Bottega Veneta black strapless column dress with interior corset for an awards ceremony, but find you can never wear it again because it&#8217;s just so fabulous that everyone will remember it, you can post it on this site and sell it for about half what you paid. <br></p><p></p><p>What&#8217;s even better is that you can buy something that feels new, not second hand, with quality guaranteed. All items are vetted by Sharon and her daughters to ensure high quality. Sharon takes a 15 per cent commission.<br></p><p>And the best news about this site is that it has attracted famous vendors &#8212; including Kate Moss and Sadie Frost &#8212; and virtually every glossy magazine and fashion editor I can think of. The reason? Hardly Ever Worn It offers an anonymous VIP section that will sell your designer freebies for you. <br></p><p>All VIP items have a gold star, which gave me a bit of a nosey parker thrill as I scrolled the womenswear. The garments and shoes pictured below &#8212; the McQueen ankle boots, available in khaki and black (summer 2010, original price £550, start price £190, buy now £245) and Chanel coat (original price £2,500, start price £795, buy now £1,495, in the end sold for £1,000) &#8212; have been posted by Chloe Green (daughter of Topshop owner Philip), a friend of Sharon&#8217;s daughters. <br></p><p>Second-hand chic: This Chanel coat and Alexander McQueen ankle boots have been put on sale by Chloe Green</p><p>This week, lots of Tom Ford menswear will be put up for sale, followed by a big consignment of Issa (I wonder if the Duchess of Cambridge is another frugal VIP?) and Gucci, whose owner is super famous, but sadly I&#8217;m not allowed to reveal her identity. <br></p><p>Most exciting for any brides-to-be is a new, Elie Saab couture wedding gown that cost £9,000. The seller&#8217;s wedding is on September 11, but the gown will be for sale from the next day! <br></p><p>The women posting these garments are clearly not hard up: they merely want more space. But one fashionista&#8217;s cast-offs are another woman&#8217;s dream.<br></p><p>Any drawbacks? Well, most items are on the small side, given the original clientele: all the jeans seem to have a 25in waist. But remember, if you buy something you only wear once or twice, you can always resell it on the site. <br></p><p>I&#8217;ve just posted my worn-once Alberta Ferretti soft tweed and sequin dress, which was £1,000 new and has a minimum price tag now of £500. If you want to bid, be assured all proceeds will go to Equine Market Watch, a charity that rescues ponies from slaughter, of which I&#8217;m patron. I&#8217;ll let you know in my Mail Online blog just how much has been raised.<br></p><p>Another brilliant way to wear designer is to rent that statement dress, thinking of your wardrobe as a closet in the clouds you dip into as and when invitations land on your doormat. <br></p><p>Launching today is WishWantWear.com. This designer rental site is the brainchild of three London Business School graduates who have worked in investment banking, IT and marketing. <br></p><p>Created by Uttara Parikh, Suruchi Bhargava and Suruchi Saxena, the concept was born out of a need for these friends to always have something new while staying within a strict budget. <br></p><p>All the clothes on the site are this season (autumn/winter), and from designers including Temperley, Halston Heritage, Sass and Bide and Catherine Malandrino. <br></p><p>The site stocks mainly statement dresses for the big occasion, with accessories coming soon. The Temperley dress from the autumn/winter collection and retails at £2,752, but you can rent it for £307 for four days, including all dry cleaning costs, shipping and insurance. And they send you two sizes to choose from.<br></p><p>Well established is GirlMeetsDress.com. This site acquires hot, edgy dresses by Phillip Lim, Herve Leger, Alexander Wang and YSL rather than formal, statement frocks. You can try three dresses at once, and dry cleaning and postage are included. <br></p><p>The key is not to choose something anonymous, but a bit showy so that people notice you wore it only once. <br></p><p>A Christopher Kane geometric applique dress from autumn/winter 2011 is £1,475 in the shops, but you can rent it for £289. I&#8217;m sorely tempted to hire this for the launch of Naked Fashion on Wednesday, a book about fair trade fashion of which I&#8217;m co-author, along with Emma Watson and Livia Firth. <br></p><p>Ownership of a garment, after all, is so last season, and so bad for the planet, let alone my Gucci wallet. </p>?Is Starbucks about to have more fun? Chain launches milder 'blonde' coffee<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:19:50 GMT, 19 October 2011</p><p>Starbucks will launch a milder tasting 'blonde' coffee in January.</p><p>The chain, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary, is often criticised for selling burnt-tasting coffee - and an injection of 'blonde', the company hopes, might help to counter this negativity.</p><p>Starbucks global chief marketing officer Annie Young-Scrivner said today: 'We have a lot of customers who love our lattes and cappuccinos, but they don't prefer our coffee,' the Chicago Tribune reports.</p><p></p><p> 'If we do it right, there's a lot of upside for us,' she said.</p><p>Indeed, the cafe behemoth hopes the move will help temptthe 40 per cent of 130 million American coffee drinkers who do not enjoy drinking heavier European-style coffee roasts.</p><p></p><p>Celebrity-wise, blondes, brunettes and everyone in between seem to lap up the chain's lattes, cappuccinos and frappuccinos.</p><p>According to the paper, the move is the latest in a drive to transform the international chain into a 'lifestyle brand' that will see Starbucks products on offer in grocery stores and more foods for sale in the its locations. <br></p><p>Blonde coffee, the blend of which was chosen from 80 options, will be even lighter than the medium Pike Place Roast that was introduced as the chain's default coffee in 2008.</p><p>But will the blonde moniker attract a different type of customer to the chain?</p><p>Robert Passikoff, president of Brand Keys, a New York-based consulting firm told the Tribune: 'It'sjust good marketing... If virtually half the people say that the more European, heavier-tasting coffee is not to their liking, why not [do it]?'</p><p>Earlier this year, Starbucks launched a line of specially designed T-shirts to celebrate its landmark year. Top fashion names Alexander Wang, Billy Reid and Sophie Theallet have collaborated to create the tees, Wang's take on the theme a coffee-stained creation that sets customers back $85.<br></p><p>The global coffee chain's CEO, Howard Schultz, recently revealed a $5m U.S. jobs fund, saying that he is 'just a citizen trying to make a difference.'<br></p><p>The 'Create Jobs for USA' initiative came after Mr Schultz berated a 'lack of leadership in Washington'.</p><p><br></p><p></p>?Is this Hollywood's hot new trend? Diane Kruger and Karolina Kurkova wear skirts OVER their dresses<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:12:46 GMT, 10 February 2012<br></p><p>Wearing a skirt over a pair of trousers was a popular fashion trend in the late 90's.<br></p><p>But it seems Hollywood's stars have reworked the dated look - wearing it over a dress instead.<br></p><p>Karoline Kurkova was spotted sporting the layered style at a fund raiser for President Obama in New York earlier this week.<br></p><p>The model wore an Alexander Wang outfit featuring a crocodile skin-effect skirt over a red sheer dress.</p><p>She kept her hair and jewelery simple, wearing only a silver bangle.<br></p><p>Today, actress Diane Kruger opted for the same effect at the Berlin film festival.<br></p><p> </p><p>Diane wore a 10 Crosby by Derek Lam floral chiffon dress with striped monochrome skirt.</p><p>She matched the outfit with yellow embellished high heels.</p><p>It is hard to tell if the look will catch on - but given that Kruger has always been praised for her original sense of style and Kurkova is a supermodel, it is safe to say it is very fashion-forward.</p><p>Thankfully the new look is slightly more sophisticated than 'skirt-over-trousers', prolific in the late 90s'.<br></p><p>Despite the decade making a comeback, the unflattering and bizarre combination has not.<br></p><p>Stars from Gwen Stefani to Steps were all sporting the get-up - which died out after a few years.</p><p>Wearing a dress over trousers, or leggings however is a classic match that has never gone out of style.<br></p><p>Today's take forms part of the new trend for bold colours and clashing prints.</p><p>And more is most definitely more with no clear rules on how to wear - other than with confidence.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>?It's your party! Real women show us what they'll wear <p> By </p><p>UPDATED:21:51 GMT, 12 November 2011erica</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>As the social season starts to fizz, what&#8217;s the best way to mark yourself out from the crowd? We invite five dedicated revellers to share their sassy takes on partywear&#8230;</p><p></p><p><br></p><p>Flirty something</p><p>Alannah, 27, freelance journalist<br></p><p>Describe your party look&#8230; Coquettish &#8211; high heels, red lips and a flash of skin. I like to vamp it up in a fanciful way. <br></p><p>Who is your party style icon? For fashion Chloe Sevigny; for attitude Debbie Harry.<br></p><p>What&#8217;s your going-out must-have? A cross-body bag to keep my hands free for dancing.<br></p><p>What makes a great night out? I like to go to warehouse parties &#8211; or anywhere I can dance all night. But I always start an evening in a civilised way with the girls for cocktails at mine.<br></p><p>Describe your dream wardrobe&#8230;Acne, Alaia, Carven, Agent Provocateur, Camilla Skovgaard, Made in Heaven for jeans and a nice little pair of Lanvin flats that would fit in my bag for when my feet get tired from dancing! <br></p><p>Secret addresses for favourite finds? There&#8217;s a boutique called Shop172 in Brick Lane [East London] that stocks labels such as Borne and also some cool Japanese brands. It&#8217;s not a secret but The Kooples is great &#8211; if you get stuff in the sale. For shoes I love Poste Mistress in Covent Garden, which stocks Sam Edelman and Vivienne Westwood.</p><p><br></p><p>Sixties superstar</p><p>Camilla, 24, account manager</p><p>Describe your party look&#8230; 1960s with a modern twist. I like to wear things that stand out &#8211; leather and statement accessories. My platform shoes by Jeffrey Campbell are my showstoppers. <br></p><p>Who is your party style icon? Edie Sedgwick meets Daisy Lowe.<br></p><p>Do you have a going-out must-have? Mascara.<br></p><p>On a Friday night we&#8217;d find you&#8230; Getting ready and having drinks at home with the girls, then off for cocktails at a favourite bar, followed by a club playing 90s hip-hop. <br></p><p>Who are your favourite designers? I like old-school names such as Chanel, Pucci and Missoni. If I was to go more contemporary, I&#8217;d say Erdem, Emma Cook and Ashish. Opening Ceremony and Moschino Cheap and Chic are great too. <br></p><p>Any high-street favourites? Urban Outfitters, River Island and Zara are great. I like Fred Perry for mod-style items, and I get a lot of bargains in New Look. I also like to shop in less obvious places such as Jane Norman &#8211; it&#8217;s my secret weapon! Never be afraid to look in places you wouldn&#8217;t usually shop, I say. <br></p><p><br></p><p>Vintage vamp</p><p>Laura, 25, city analyst<br></p><p>Describe your party look&#8230; I like to dress differently from my work look, which is usually a suit and flat shoes. So at night I have a vintage, rocky vibe that often involves some fur.<br></p><p>Who is your party style icon? Sienna Miller &#8211; she always manages to look glamorous yet understated, and that&#8217;s a look I go for too. I think her choice of colours really suits her skin tone.<br></p><p>Party essential? Black eyeliner and a fully charged iPhone.<br></p><p>On a Friday night we&#8217;d find you... Out in East London having dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant, followed by a club or gig, then on to an afterparty.<br></p><p>Who are your favourite designers? I really love Chanel.<br></p><p>Party trick? I shop in men&#8217;s departments for slouchy cardigans and mix and match them with party wear. I also love second-hand rock band T-shirts and men&#8217;s vintage checked shirts, which I team with cut-off denim shorts for relaxed drinks at my local pub.</p><p><br></p><p>Gamine grunge<br></p><p>Maya, 25, junior TV producer<br></p><p>Describe your party look&#8230; Grungy luxe and boyish &#8211; you&#8217;ll never find me in anything pink or frilly! I like dark colours, anything with a bit of edge.</p><p>Who is your party style icon? Chloe Sevigny or a young Anjelica Huston.</p><p>Your party fail-safe? Head-to-toe black &#8211; you can&#8217;t go wrong with that. <br></p><p>On a Friday night we&#8217;d find you&#8230; At Shoreditch House [a private members club in East London] <br>&#8211; you&#8217;re guaranteed a great time. I go to a lot of production parties there through work. In fact, some of my best nights out have been with my workmates!<br></p><p>And for Saturday shopping? I pop into Urban Outfitters on a weekly basis for quick fashion fixes. I have just invested in a pair of leather trousers and a leather mini. They also do great jewellery &#8211; I&#8217;m not adverse to some sparkly accessories. <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Edgy boho<br></p><p>Kimi, 26, photographer</p><p>Describe your party look&#8230; I like to dress with confidence, but I won&#8217;t suffer for fashion! You&#8217;ll feel far more irresistible on a night out if you are just being yourself.</p><p>Your party style icons? Bianca Jagger and Jane Birkin.<br></p><p>Party fail-safe? Mac red lipstick. <br></p><p>On a Friday night we&#8217;d find you&#8230; I stay around Notting Hill [West London] most of the time, but every now and then, after the pubs shut, I find myself in a cab on my way to The Box in Soho.<br></p><p>Who are your favourite designers? Felder Felder &#8211; which I get from Village Bicycle in Notting Hill &#8211; Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang. I&#8217;m lucky because my mum runs a designer store!<br></p><p>Any high-street faves? I really like the Topshop inside Selfridges on Oxford Street &#8211; it has a great edit of the collections from the bigger stores. <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><br>?I've dated men like Robbie Williams and Prince Albert. Clive Sinclair might be twice my age but beats them all hands down<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:00:27 GMT, 1 May 2010</p><p>Are you sure you want to do this? That was the question the passer-by asked as she suspiciously surveyed the tall, leggy, young blonde bride who'd literally dragged her off the street to witness her spur-of-the-moment, Las Vegas wedding. </p><p>This question was swiftly followed by 'you do know marriage is for life?' as the reluctant witness then spotted the balding, bespectacled, grinning groom - clearly old enough to be the bride's father - anxiously awaiting them inside the Civic Court. </p><p>Mistaking the couple for tourists marrying on a whim - a rich old fool bedazzled by a young woman with dollar signs in her eyes - the witness clearly had her doubts about whether this marriage should go ahead, let alone last. <br></p><p>But as the bride insisted 'we want to do this' and 'we've known each other for 14 years!' the witness, an American woman in her 30s who'd just happened to be walking past, relented. </p><p>As she witnessed the five-minute ceremony (from which an Elvis impersonator was thankfully absent), little did she know that this was an event glossy celebrity magazines would have happily opened their cheque books to cover. </p><p>For it was on Friday, April 16, that Sir Clive Sinclair, 69-year-old computer tycoon - former chairman of Mensa, inventor of the world's first pocket calculator and the C5 electric car - married 33-year- old Angie Bowness, a former beauty queen, model and lap dancer. </p><p>None of it was planned and it was all arranged less than 48 hours after they touched down in America for a two-week holiday staying at the luxurious Bellagio hotel. <br></p><p>Unable to find a suitable wedding gown in Vegas, Angie wore a 'cute' blue summer dress by Alexander Wang, which she'd packed. </p><p>Today, both of them insist their wedding was all the better for being unplanned and simple. </p><p>Sir Clive says: 'We were on the flight to Las Vegas when I noticed the couple sitting across the aisle from us had a free bottle of champagne, so I said to Angie "How did they get that?" <br></p><p>'Angie replied: "Perhaps they've just got married", so I said "I suppose we'd better get married then". We'd been engaged for a year, but hadn't made any firm plans.' </p><p>Angie's response was 'let me sleep on it', followed quickly by 'yes, let's do it'. </p><p>'It's really not me to have the big white wedding,' she says. 'We could have gone down that route, but I don't like a lot of fuss. This way was actually much better.' </p><p>Apart from a quick phone call to Angie's 12-year-old son Marcus - from a former relationship - to ask his permission to get married (to which he replied 'of course') not another soul knew, including Sir Clive's three adult children from his first marriage. </p><p>No doubt, they will be thrilled - if they can set aside the fact that they're all older than their new stepmother. </p><p>'The wedding was lovely, really quite emotional,' says Angie. 'We were both teary. I can't believe I'm now a married woman. But the most important thing is that we both love each other.' </p><p>Being Lady Sinclair must feel even nicer, although Angie is rather used to titles. <br></p><p>She's been 'Miss Nottingham', 'Miss Sheffield' and 'Miss England' inthe past and, aged seven, she was 'The Face Of Tammy Girl'. But thisnew title commands a bit more respect. </p><p>Meeting Sir Clive and the new Lady Sinclair for the first timesince their spur- of-the-moment nuptials, one can't help but echo thequestion the witness asked before their wedding: 'Are you sure aboutthis?' </p><p>Because there is no doubting that they make the unlikeliest ofcouples. He sits at the table in their flat overlooking TrafalgarSquare, wearing an immaculate suit and shirt, while Lady Sinclair'sthong peeks out cheekily from the low slung waistband of her spray-onblack jeans. <br></p><p>It's clear what he sees in her, but can she really, truly fancy him? <br></p><p>'Of course I do!' she says with such utter conviction that even I start to look at Sir Clive with fresh eyes. </p><p>And yes, they both nod enthusiastically, their relationship is more than just a meeting of minds. </p><p>That said, they do admit that on the night of their Vegaswedding they were so tired and jet-lagged they were virtually fallingasleep during dinner and were out for the count by 9pm. <br></p><p>'It's really weird because we don't even think about the agedifference between us. When people mention it, I think "oh yes". Itdoesn't matter to us at all,' says Angie, who met Sir Clive 14 yearsago, aged 19, when they were both invited to a dinner function atStringfellow's nightclub. </p><p>Sir Clive, an old friend of Peter Stringfellow, was guest ofhonour, while Angie, a lap dancer at the club, was invited along withtwo of Peter's other 'favourite girls'. </p><p>Some people might question what a respected scientist, inventor and knight of the realm was doing having dinner with lap dancers, but he was smitten and took Angie out on a few dates. They have been friends ever since and in recent years their relationship became more serious. </p><p>'Clive never had a table dance, hates that kind of thing and I've never danced for him,' says Angie. </p><p>Sir Clive says: 'Oh dear me no, it was a function and Peter is a very good host. I was very struck by Angie at the dinner - who wouldn't be? </p><p>'I thought she was a lovely young woman,' he adds, sounding like her grandfather. 'I never dreamed she would marry me.'</p><p>Almost as disconcerting was Angie's attraction to him, given that she had a score of young admirers chasing her. </p><p>And let's just say that Angie had plenty of opportunity tochoose from a massive pool of younger male admirers before she realisedthat Sir Clive really was 'The One'. </p><p>'I've had plenty of offers of marriage from younger men, butonly Clive has been able to offer the qualities important to me, if youare going to marry someone,' she says. </p><p>'So many young men have problems. I don't drink, smoke, dodrugs or go partying, it's just not my thing. I want someone who knowsme and who I know. Friendship is very important to me, I want someone Ican rely on.' </p><p>But would she still love him, or have married him, if he was a car mechanic or supermarket shelf stacker? 'Let me just turn that around,' she says, quick as a flash. 'If I were 25 stone would he still be interested in me? No. It's how the world works, isn't it? </p><p>'I wouldn't be with someone just because he was a Sir, but I wouldn't hang around with someone if he didn't have something special. Clive's kind, a gentleman and he loves me.' </p><p>Sir Clive, whose weakness for attractive young women has in the past turned him into red-top tabloid fodder, doesn't really care what people think of him, nor does he think it detracts from his reputation as an innovative inventor. </p><p>'What is it about younger women that I like?' he asks. 'That's a bit like asking a bank robber why he robs banks. That's where the money is. </p><p>'Why do I like young women ... because they are pretty. It's as simple as that. I've dated other women, oh yes, but none of them have been as nice as Angie. </p><p>'I've loved Angie for years. She's beautiful, of course, but she also has a lovely personality. She's very easy to be with. It doesn't even cross my mind that she might find another man attractive or be tempted elsewhere.' </p><p>No, Angie is through with younger men and as she reels off a list of famous men she's dated - it's quite some roll call - she insists Sir Clive beats them all hands down. </p><p>Her first celebrity boyfriend, aged 17, was snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan, whom she met after shooting a calendar for the World Snooker organisation at the Dorchester hotel. <br></p><p>'He was 18 and kept trying to press his number in my hand as I left,' says Angie. 'We had a few dates. It was a disaster to be honest. Why? Drugs.' </p><p>In 1999, she had a few dates with Prince Albert of Monaco, whom she met on a modelling assignment, and in 2004 she dated pop star Robbie Williams - having met him at a birthday party held by Little Britain star Matt Lucas.</p><p>Did she fall for Robbie? 'No.' Why? 'Best not to say ... he wasn'ttaking drugs at that point, but there were problems.' Intriguing. </p><p>Angie was also the last girl to date TV presenter Vernon Kaybefore he met and married Tess Daly. Their relationship lasted sixmonths. </p><p>Was she surprised by the 'sexting scandal' which engulfedfather-of-two Vernon after he was caught sending racy messages to aglamour model behind his wife's back? No, she says. </p><p>But can Angie really trust Sir Clive, whose own roll call of glamorous dates is equally impressive? </p><p>Following his divorce in 1985 from his wife of 23 years, Ann, he developed an eye for the ladies, dating actress Sally Farmiloe, Ruth Kensit - the 21-year-old cousin of Patsy Kensit - actress Tricia Walsh and the doyenne of plastic surgery, Cindy Jackson. </p><p>'I wouldn't have married him if I thought he'd be attracted to someone else,' she says. 'I was very young when I first met Clive, marriage didn't even enter my head.' </p><p>Clive, she says, was a good friend to her after the birth of her son, when her relationship with Marcus's father, Mark Thornton, collapsed. Today, Sir Clive and Marcus clearly adore each other. </p><p>He says: 'I've known Marcus since he was tiny and he is an enchanting child. We are incredibly fond of each other. That was another reason why I wanted to marry Angie. We wanted Marcus to feel secure, to feel that he would always have someone to turn to. Of course, he has his own father, but he now has a stepfather, too.' </p><p>Marcus goes to grammar school in Lincolnshire, where Angie owns her own property. </p><p>She divides her time between London and the countryside and her mother, Shirley, looks after Marcus when she is working. </p><p>These days, intriguingly, Angie runs Sir Clive's company, while he busies himself with the inventions and product development side. </p><p>He is currently refining his revolutionary folding A-bike and expects to produce a prototype of a successor to the much maligned C5 electric three-wheeler later this year. </p><p>They both say they are extremely hurt by the false assumption that Angie is some kind of gold-digger. </p><p>Sir Clive says she is a talented businesswoman, with two properties of her own, who has done 'fantastically well' since she took over the running of his company. </p><p>To give her some credit, Angie is a bright, privately-educated girl who planned to study business and languages at university before winning Miss Nottingham at 17 and developing ambitions to become a model. </p><p>When she was 18 years old, Angie took the Miss England title, but was disappointed to be runner-up in the Miss United Kingdom contest. </p><p>She then worked for the Miss Universe Corporation, organising the Miss London and Miss Nottinghamshire contests. </p><p>'People always go on about how I was a lap dancer, but it was something that I did for three months in my life 14 years ago,' says Angie. </p><p>'I didn't particularly enjoy it, I found it quite hard, but I'm not ashamed of it. In those days it was topless, not nude dancing. No one could touch you. </p><p>'I'd come from Nottingham with £1,000 in my pocket, a one-way ticket and all these dreamy ideas. </p><p>'I didn't realise how expensive it was living in London. In the modelling-world you do a job and don't get paid for four months and I had rent to pay,' she says. </p><p>Today, running a renowned firm, with a title to boot - all that must seem a world away. </p><p>Now they are married, will there be more children? Both say no. They are too busy and like their lives the way they are. </p><p>Besides, they have Marcus and Sir Clive has his three children, Belinda, 45, an art historian, Crispin, 42, a property developer and Barto, 39, an inventor, plus three grandchildren aged 23, 20, and 15. </p><p>One dreads to think what Sir Clive's adult children make of their young stepmother. Might they now be worried about their inheritance? </p><p>'When Ann and I divorced, I gave her all my money as I didn't want any unpleasantness,' he says. </p><p>'My divorce lawyer was very cross with me, because it was the largest settlement he'd ever seen, but I wanted her to have the money and we remained good friends until he rdeath in 2003,' says Sir Clive. <br></p><p>'When Ann died, that money was divided among the three children so they have been well provided for. I am very close to my children, but they don't know Angie very well. </p><p>'When we returned from Las Vegas, I phoned my daughter, but she wasn't in, so I left a message. Crispin is living and working in Shanghai at the moment so I couldn't speak to him. I am sure they will all be pleased for me.' </p><p>The words seem to hang in the air between us. </p><p>But for all this unlikely couple's happiness, the fact remains that he is 36 years her senior. In ten years' time he will be 79 and she will only be 43. By then, she might be less of a wife than a carer. </p><p>Angie says: 'He's as fit as a fiddle. He's fitter than many 21-year-olds I know. He is up and running at 8am every morning. I don't worry about the future, because the future might not come. I live for the day.' </p><p>Sir Clive adds, smiling: 'My mother's uncle got married when he was 92 and lived to be over 100. </p><p>'I don't have any health problems and I would be very surprised if I didn't live to be 110.' </p><p></p><p></p>?Glowing January Jones shows off her growing baby bump in glamorous pregnancy dress <br><p>By <br>UPDATED:14:03 GMT, 26 May 2011</p><p>January Jones is over half way through her surprise pregnancy but it isn't stopping the actress from continuing her work commitments. <br></p><p>The stunning Mad Men star was glowing last night as she walked the red carpet at the New York premiere of her most recent film X-Men: First Class. <br></p><p>The 32-year-old star looked radiant in a striking purple and black boat-necked Preen dress which showed off her growing baby bump.</p>Scroll down for footage of January in the film:<br><p>She paired the chic cocktail dress with black patent Prada stilettos and simple hair and make-up. <br></p><p>The actress was publicly slammed this week by Hangover star Zach Galifiniakis, who revealed his dislike for her in a magazine interview. <br></p><p>When told by Shortlist that January had referred to him as one of the funniest guys she had ever met, Zach had a surprising response. </p><p> </p><p>'That's really funny because, if I remember correctly, she and I were very rude to each other. It was crazy,' he said before explaining exactly what happened.</p><p>'I was at a party &#8212; I'd never met her &#8212; and she was like, 'Come sit down.' So I sit at her table and talk for 10 minutes, and she goes, 'I think it's time for you to leave now.'</p><p>Galifiniakis certainly wasn't going to let her rudeness go unmentioned and told January exactly what her thought of her behaviour.</p><p>'So I say, 'January, you are an actress in a show and everybody's going to forget about you in a few years, so f***ing be nice,' and I gotup and left. And she thinks that's funny?'</p><p>When asked by the magazine if that means he wouldn't be interested indoing a love scene with the model turned actress he responded: 'I wouldn't want to. I'd hate it.'</p><p>In spite of the bashing in the media, January appeared to be enjoying the evening and posed smiling along side her co-stars.</p><p> The film's lead actor, James McAvoy, arrived to the event in style, in an open top red sports car whilst the other leading ladies, Zoe Kravitz, in Alexander Wang, and Rose Byrne, in Brian Atwood, both upped the glam factor in chic colour appropriate dresses.<br></p><p>X-Men: First Class is actually a prequel to the original X-Men movie from 2000. <br></p><p>The film chronicles the start of the mutant school by Charles Xavier and the beginning of the superhero group. </p><p> </p><br><p></p><p> </p><p><p><p><p><p>?Fashion for Japan: How tsunami and earthquake relief efforts are so in VogueAnna Sui, Tory Burch and Opening Ceremony are among the labels to have designed fund-raising products for the cause...<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:01:31 GMT, 29 March 2011</p><br><p>Relief efforts have been in overdrive since the earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the north-east coast of Japan two weeks ago.</p><p>And in that short time, countless fashion labels have put their talents to good use, designing products and launching charity initiatives in aid of the cause.</p><p>From T-shirts to tote bags, a range of affordable and stylish items have been created to help benefit the victims of the Japanese disaster. <br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Designer T-shirts for charity have always been in Vogue so it comes as no surprise that a string of labels have released Japan inspired designs.</p><p></p><p>American designer Anna Sui hascreated tops in lavender and black, for men and women bearing the words: 'Japan, We're All in This Together'.</p><p>And Tory Burch and designer boutique Opening Ceremony have both produced shirts inspired by the Japanese flag.<br></p><p> </p><p>Sales of Lady Gaga's $5 red-and-white 'We Pray For Japan' wristband reached $250,000 in 48 hours and now total $1.5 million. </p><p>She tweeted: 'I Designed a Japan Prayer Bracelet. Buy It/Donate here and ALL proceedswill go to Tsunami Relief Efforts. Go Monsters.'</p><p>Independent jewellery companies have also been launching exclusive pieces online.</p><p>Jewelry for a Cause's Blue Wave Talismans necklace, which donates a percentage from each sale towards the relief effort, was even worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife Maria Shriver when she met Michelle Obama. </p><p></p><p> New England leather company Corter, has raised over $20,000 for Red Cross Japan with their leather bracelet.</p><p>OwnerEric Heins said: 'I wanted to help, wanted to give back more than a reblog or retweet. So for the next week or two, I'll be offering a special "For Japan" edition bracelet.</p><p>'Out of respect, there is no branding, no fancy packaging- just a reminder to help and remember.'</p><p> </p><p>On the bag front New York designer, Kate Spade offers a Support Japan Tote for $18 featuring her signature spade logo and bold colours.<br></p><p>While handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff has created six red bags, ranging from $295-$495, for her Japan Relief collection, with $100 from each sale going to the American Red Cross.</p><p>Other fashion houses including Alexander Wang, Theory, Tod's, Brooks Brothers, Rag &amp; Bone, Coach and Alexis Bittar have also made considerable donations from their in-store and online sales.</p><p>And Japanese clothing company Uniqlo is sending $8.6million worth of clothing to the disaster victims, including 300,000 pieces of their Heattech items.</p>?Easy rider: Justin Theroux channels James Dean as he takes his motorbike out for a spin<br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:11:36 GMT, 11 September 2012 UPDATED:07:02 GMT, 12 September 2012</p><p>While most celebrities travel around New York in chauffeur-driven cars, Justin Theroux prefers a much cooler mode of transport.</p><p>The 41-year-old actor looked ever so trendy and appeared to be channelling James Dean as he took his motorbike out for a spin in New York on Monday.</p><p>Justin kept his outfit simple in a white T-shirt, black jeans and a leather jacket as he headed out, topping his ensemble off with a pair of aviator sunglasses.</p><p>The actor has been spotted enjoying New York Fashion Week in Manhattan over the past few days.</p><p>Over the weekend, Justin was seen in the front row of the Alexander Wang show - his first official event since announcing his engagement to Jennifer Aniston.</p><p>The pair went public with their happynews in August, with fans now speculating as to what bride Jennifer will wear for the big day.</p><p> </p><p></p><p>It was reported recently that Jennifer, 43, is trying to decide whether to wear Valentino, Carolina Herrera or a dress designed by Victoria Beckham.</p><p>A source said that Victoria is a strong contender to design the gown, saying: 'Jen wants a dress that's simple and classy, which is what Victoria's known for.</p><p>'Evenby Victoria's standards, it would be a huge coup as Jen's wedding will be Hollywood's biggest event in years. <br></p><p>'It would cement Victoria's place at the very top of the fashion elite.'</p><p> <br></p><p><br></p><p></p>?Kreative licence? Kardashian Kollection bags pay a little too much tribute to top designers' most famous it bags<p> By <br>UPDATED:12:35 GMT, 4 November 2011</p><br><p>Thanks to the success of their reality show, the Kardashian sisters have no shortage of designer 'it' bags.<br></p><p>And it appears it was exactly these that has inspired a new limited-edition line of Kardashian Kollection bags to be sold exclusively in Australia.<br></p><p>But keen-eyed fashion bloggers have pointed out that the Kim, Kourtney and Khloe seem to have been exercising a little too much creative licence.</p><p> Writers at today pointed out that no less than eight designer bags appear to have cut-price 'tributes' in the Kardashian Kollection, which is sold exclusively at Sears in the U.S.<br></p><p>Must-haves from Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Alexander Wang all seem to have been part of the girls' inspiration.</p><p>ABalenciaga-style bag pays the most faithful 'homage' - the shape, zips and hardware of the Kardashian Kollection bag are all uncannily similar to the much-loved designer original.</p><p>A cream top handle bag,too looks familiar. That is because it bears many of the same hallmarks as one of Chloe's most famous designs.</p><p> Even a black-and-white woven satchelechoes the style of Proenza Schouler's much-imitated PS1 - a risk given that the designer duo very publicly accused Target of copying it earlier this year.</p><p>Perhaps the sisters' inexperience in design means they cannot define between inspiration and copying. Indeed, they claim all the designs were their own, and not those of ghost designers.</p><p>Khloe told PopSugar Australia: 'It's our collection. Me, Kourtney and Kim design the entire thing ourselves,' she said.</p><p> </p><p>Her sister, Kim, who announced that she was divorcing husband Kris Humphries this week after just 72 days ofmarriage, added: 'We're really heavily involved in the design process from start to finish.'</p><p></p><p>But this is not the first time the Kardashian Kollection has been accused of taking too much inspiration from other designers. </p><p></p><p> </p><p>She says that the Clyde has been a stalwart of her product line since she founded it in 2003, and fans of her brand recognise it on sight.</p><p>Ina post on her blog, written shortly after seeing the Kardashian sisters' line, she said: 'Ironically we just discovered below how our Botkier Clyde was simply copied by Kardashian Kollection for Sears.'</p><p>'They say imitation is the highest form of flattery but we don't think so...'<br></p><p>She told WWD at the time: 'In a case like this, it&#8217;s upsetting because it&#8217;s a trademarked shape for us... It&#8217;s a lot more complicated because it&#8217;s hard for independent designers to do anything against mass retailers or megabrands.'</p><p>Sears Holdings Corp, which is the exclusive retailer of Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian&#8217;s designs, declined to comment on the issue, though the bag was not for sale on itswebsite after Ms Botkier's complaint.</p><p>Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA said: 'All designers deserve the right to design protection and only the creator of an original design should profit from that design.<br></p><p>'Taking someone&#8217;s work and calling it your own is wrong and robs the designer of a rightful return of their investment.'<br></p><p></p>?Is hip-hop Jay Electronica about to hop it with stunning Cara Delvingne?<p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:01:12 GMT, 16 September 2012 UPDATED:06:56 GMT, 17 September 2012</p><br><p>Trouble appears to be brewing between Kate Goldsmith and her hip-hop beau Jay Electronica.</p><p>Jay has been spending time with stunning Burberry model Cara Delevingne and Kate &#8211; who split from her husband, millionaire financier Ben Goldsmith, in June &#8211; is not impressed by their blossoming friendship.</p><p> </p><p>A source says: &#8216;Kate and Jay are having fearful rows as he&#8217;s getting too close to Cara for her liking.&#8217;</p><p>Record company boss Kate, 30, is still living in her marital home in Kensington, West London, with her three young children &#8211; just a stone&#8217;s-throw away from her New Orleans-born boyfriend, who moved from Belgravia to be near her. <br></p><p>Cara doesn&#8217;t live far away, either &#8211; her family home is in neighbouring Chelsea.</p><p>The Bedales-educated catwalk star, who celebrated her 20th birthday in August, has been dividing her time between Sao Paulo, Ibiza and St Tropez over the summer and recently she was reported to be dating One Direction heart-throb Harry Styles.</p><p>However, friends say she has been spending time with 35-year-old Jay, left, when back in London.</p>Liberty's out ... then down<p>Liberty Ross made a triumphant return to the catwalk for Alexander Wang in New York last week &#8211; then admitted it was the first time she&#8217;d left home in seven weeks.</p><p>It follows the news that her film director husband Rupert Sanders cheated on her with Twilight star Kristen Stewart.</p><p>But the English model, 33, no doubt regretted attending the after-show party where pictures of her love rival were projected on to the walls. <br></p><p>&#8216;When Liberty made her way through the crowd, images of Kristen and her former boyfriend Robert Pattinson flashed up,&#8217; says a source.</p><p>Sanders, 41, is desperate to be reunited with Ross &#8211; seen modelling for Wang last week, right &#8211; who played Kristen&#8217;s mother in Snow White And The Huntsman.</p><br><p>Having finished writing the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever, comedienne Jennifer Saunders is now turning her thoughts to creating an Absolutely Fabulous stage show.</p><p>An Ab Fab film is already in the pipeline and Jennifer, 54, who plays Eddie in the hit comedy, is also toying with the idea of a spin-off musical. <br></p><p>&#8216;I think we are doing the film but as for a musical? It could be funny, but it would mean we&#8217;d have to do it every night, which isn&#8217;t such an appealing prospect,&#8217; she joked at the Mamma Mia! musical last week.</p><p>Jennifer added that Kate Moss, 38, who appeared in the Sports Relief Ab Fab TV special, could make an appearance in the film. &#8216;There&#8217;s a possibility, she&#8217;s great. Kate&#8217;s very professional.&#8217;</p>?And the bride wore... From Middleton to Moss, we look back at 2011's finest wedding dresses<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:00:20 GMT, 2 January 2012<br></p><p>This time last year there was only one wedding dress we were looking forward to seeing... Kate Middleton's. But while Sarah Burton's universally applauded design satisfied every fashionista's craving for a royal wedding gown, the Duchess was far from the only bride who impressed.</p><p>Lace was a strong theme, with everyone from Lily Allen and Reese Witherspoon choosing to embellish their dresses with different styles of the sophisticated material. Meanwhile, this year's other royal brides, Zara Phillips and Charlene of Monaco, went for more simple ivory silk dresses.</p><p>Silhouettes ranged from Kim Kardashian's wide-skirted Vera Wang number to Kate Moss' slinky Galliano gown - with everything inbetween. Bride-to-bes getting married in 2012 and in search of inspiration need look no further...</p><p> </p><p></p>?Kate Upton joins the supers at Cannes fashion show - but can the Sports Illustrated cover girl hold her own?<br> <p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:22:58 GMT, 25 May 2012 UPDATED:13:54 GMT, 28 May 2012</p><p> It's no secret that she is dying to forge a career in fashion and it seems that Kate Upton may have finally made it.</p><p>The Sports Illustrated cover girl, 19, was one of 20 models that took part in a completely monochrome fashion show staged at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS event in Cannes last night. <br></p><p>To add further credibility, the runway show, which was staged at the Hotel du Cap, was styled by ex-French Vogue editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld.</p><p>The New York-based swimsuit model joined established models including Karolina Kurkova, Kate Upton, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Lily Donaldson and Lindsay Wixson.</p><p>The starlets walked the catwalk dressed in all-black designer clothing.</p><p>Unfortunately, Miss Upton's dress paled in comparison to many of the other designs that were modeled.</p><p>The dress hugged her body in some place but not others, appearing as though it was incorrectly fitted to the model's figure.</p><p>Although it is not clear which designer created the dress, it was most certainly a well-crafted garment.</p><p>Designer labels that featured in the show included Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christopher Kane, Emilio Pucci, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy and Versace.</p><p>Other models included Victoria's Secret's Toni Garrn and French beauty Aymeline Valade, who was a runway fixture during the recent fall/winter 2012 Fashion Week season.</p><p>Brazilian stunner Ana Beatriz Barros, who has also modeled for Victoria's Secret, also took part as did fellow Brazilian beauty Isabeli Fontana.<br></p><p>The clothing, which spanned from red carpet gowns to bath robes, were chosen by Ms Roitfeld based around 'her idea of the perfect black wardrobe', according to .</p><p>It was the first-ever fashion show to be staged at the prestigious annual fundraiser, which is considered to be the Cannes International Film festival's hottest ticket.</p><p>Chanel's chief designer Karl Lagerfeld was also at the event and posed for photographs with Ms Roitfeld.</p><p>The French editor, who is now working on a New York-based magazine called CR Fashion Book, was dressed in a skin-tight floor-length black Givenchy gown herself.</p><p></p><p>She added volume to the streamlined look by wearing large silver drop earrings.<br></p><p>The fashion maven rose out of her seat to give her models a standing ovation once the show had wrapped.</p><p> </p>?Did you feel Fireworks? Katy Perry emerges from John Mayer's car the day AFTER their Chateau Marmont date<p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:12:21 GMT, 4 August 2012 UPDATED:07:18 GMT, 6 August 2012</p><p>He is a serial womaniser and she's a clean-living pop star who's just getting over a divorce. <br></p><p>But it would seem things are certainly hotting up for Katy Perry and John Mayer. <br></p><p>After enjoying their first public date at Chateau Marmont on Wednesday night, it looks as though the 27-year-old singer enjoyed a sleepover of sorts at her new beau's house. <br></p><p>On Thursday morning, a sheepish-looking Katy was dropped off at her apartment in Los Angeles in the singer's black Ferrari after reportedly spending the night with the star.<br></p><p> </p><p> Attempting to disguise herself from photographers, the I Kissed A Girl hitmaker wore a black wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses as she emerged from the vehicle smiling before Mayer sped off down the street.</p><p>Katy made sure to take a change of clothes with her, with the raven-haired beauty having ditched the white lace dress she was wearing the previous evening in favour of a simple black T-shirt and patterned camel-coloured jeans, which she paired with a studded Alexander Wang bag. <br></p><p>The rumoured couple were first seen grabbing pizza together last month, before stepping out in public to Los Angeles' Pace restaurant and the Chateau Marmont Hotel earlier this week. <br></p><p> Katy's divorce from Russell Brand - who bears more than a passing resemblance to John Mayer - was made official last month, but the star recently explained she still believes in love, despite the breakdown of her 14-month marriage. <br></p><p>Asked what she wants from her love life, Katy told Elle magazine: 'I'm a woman who likes to be courted, strongly. Never say never, I guess you'd say. I'll let love take the lead on that<br></p><p>Since splitting from Russell in December 2011, the star has been linked to male model Baptiste Giabiconi and Florence And The Machine guitarist Rob Ackroyd, while the comedian has moved on with actress Isabella Brewster.<br></p><p> Meanwhile, John is no stranger to being in the limelight thanks to his string of celebrity relationships.<br></p><p>As well as enjoying long-term relationships with Minka Kelly, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston, John has also dated Jennifer Love Hewitt and Taylor Swift.<br></p><p>However, his romance with Taylor didn't end too well as the teenager later penned a song about their brief romance, entitled Dear John.<br></p><p>And John later said he was 'humiliated' by the song, telling Rolling Stone magazine: 'It made me feel terrible. Because I didn't deserve it. I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that.<br></p><p>'It was a really lousy thing for her to do.'</p><p> <br></p>?Calling all curves! Kim and Kourtney Kardashian sell their designer castoffs on eBay... but only TEN per cent of profits will go to charity<br> <p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:17:14 GMT, 18 May 2012 UPDATED:18:39 GMT, 18 May 2012</p><p> Kim Kardashian and her sister Kourtney, are selling their old designer wares on eBay.</p><p>In a big spring clean sweep, the curvaceous sisters have gathered up 84 of their unwanted platform heels, form-fitting dresses, and animal prints for a flash sale.<br></p><p>Called Kardashians' Closet, the sale is filled with Kim and Kourtney's pricey castoffs from labels such as Christian Louboutin, Fendi, Burberry, Gucci and Alexander Wang. <br></p><p>While many items are steadily climbing in price to reach thousand's of dollars, only ten per cent of the profits will go to charity.</p><p>Kim's proceeds will be donated to Life Change Community Church, while Kourtney's charity of choice is the Dream Foundation, which grants wishes for terminally ill adults.</p><p>It is unclear, however, where the rest of the proceeds will go.</p><p>The items are both new and used, and vary in size from U.S. 2 - 8, while the shoes range from 36.5 to 37.</p><p>Many of the pieces up for sale have been worn on television appearances and at press events by the sisters.<br></p><p> Kim's Dolce and Gabanna red silk gown, currently selling for $405, was worn by the reality TV star during an episode of The Rachel Zoe Project last year.</p><p>Surprisingly, hidden amongst the animal print slinky dresses and vertigo-inducing heels, there are some classic gems.</p><p> While they are slowly creeping up in price, most are still a fraction of the original retail cost. <br></p><p></p><p>A Victoria Beckham little black dress is selling for $575, a Chanel floor-length column dress currently sits at $459, and a pair of Azzedine Alaia ankle boots are $154.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This isn't the first time the Kardashian sister's have sold their designer goods on eBay however. <br></p><p>The reality TV stars have been selling items from their personal collection for some years through the charity auction site on eBay.<br></p><p>And while they make a big play of her philanthropy under the banner 'Charity Auction Supporting the Dream Foundation', they have always donated just ten per cent to the cause.<br></p><p>In contrast, Carey Mulligan's custom-made Prada dress she wore to the Met Ball is also still up for sale on , and 100per cent of the proceeds will go to Oxfam America. <br></p><p>The highest bid for Ms Mulligan's dress currently sits at $2,551, with only one day to go.</p><p>The Kardashians' Closet auction runs until May 21 on .</p>?Love IS blind! Kim Kardashian ruins her sleek outfit with horrendous pair of Kanye West designed shoes<br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:23:53 GMT, 8 August 2012 UPDATED:13:54 GMT, 9 August 2012</p><p>If proof were needed that the old adage of love being blind is absolutely on the money, Kim Kardashian has stepped up to the plate, quite literally.</p><p>Because the 31-year-old has given us 6000 reasons to agree by wearing a costly pair of shoes that clash with her outfit... just because her boyfriend designed them. <br></p><p>Kim donned a pair of Kanye West for Giuseppe Zanotti heels, which are made of calf leather and embroidered pearls and cost around $6,000.</p><p> </p><p>She first wore them back in March, before the couple had admitted to being The Greatest Love of All Time(TM).</p><p>Kim tweeted before Kanye's show in Paris: 'I j'adore my shoes tonight!' and slapped a picture of the monstrosities next to her franco-english verbiage. <br></p><p>But that night her outfit at least worked with the crazy legwarmer shoe hybrid as she stuck to cosy cream from head-to-toe. <br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Today, the reality show's gorgeous black minidress would've worked well with a classic point-toe pump or ankle boot, and if she really wanted to look street, an Ash high-top wedge would do the trick. <br></p><p>But Kim and Kanye have become quite the unit over the past few months, so she understandably (and rather sweetly) wanted to show support for her man. <br></p><p>He recently gave her the ultimate accolade by writing a new song, Perfect B**** in tribute to her. <br></p><p> </p><p>The song references the reality star's famous curves, talking about how the 35-year-old has found his perfect woman.</p><p>The 31-year-old in turn tweeted about missing her 'Prince' while she was in LA. </p><p>Kanye debuted his new song over the weekend, along with others from his upcoming album Cruel Summer.</p><p>According to the New York Daily News the rapper and actor Leonardo DiCaprio joined a table full of models after arriving at the PH-D Rooftop Lounge in New York's Meatpacking District early Saturday morning. <br></p><p>He took over the DJ booth for 45 minutes, playing a number of new tracks that sampled other music and included 'a similar production style' to the one he used on his Watch The Throne album with Jay-Z last summer.</p><p>But a source told the paper the standout track of the night was a song that included the chorus My Perfect B****.<br></p><p>'[Heraps] verses about his search for the perfect woman and how he has now found the "perfect bitch",' the source told the paper, adding that therewere a number of references to Kim's curves.<br></p><p>Kimand Kanye have proved inseparable since they started dating earlier this year, shortly after the end of her disastrous marriage to sport star Kris Humphries.</p><p>Showbiz Roundup! Fox's undies, Rivers louder than ever, and Russians 'exorcise' Madge... </p><br><p> </p>?<p>Not only does the Twilight star strip down for the role of a 16-year-old bride, she simulates a certain sexual act with the two men with her hands in the car.</p><p>But the star says the racy scenes came quite naturally.</p><p>Stewart told at the Toronto International Film Festival: 'It didn't bother me.'</p><p>The entire cast reportedly underwent a three-week 'beatnik boot camp' for the film, led by Kerouac biographer Gerald Nicosia, in which they read literature pertaining to the Beat Generation.</p><p>She added: 'You can do no wrong with [director Walter Salles]. He puts so much inside of you. In the four-week rehearsal process, it was okay to ask any question, to bring up any story, to really over-analyze everything and intellectualize everything.'</p><p>Stewart continued: 'Once we got on set, it was so about just breathing and letting it happen. He put so much trust in us, so it was like, "Okay, so I have to take my clothes off?" It's so not a big [deal].'<br></p><p>The Adventureland actress was only 17-years-old when she accepted the role, but thanks to delays she got a chance to mature a bit first.<br></p><p>'I should have definitely been older than 17 while playing this part, absolutely,' she said.</p><p>'[My performance] would have been done very differently if I was younger. I wouldn't have played the part, obviously.'</p><p>The story is based on the years Kerouac spent traveling the United States in the 1940s with his friend Neal Cassady and several other figures who would go on to fame in their own right, including William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.<br></p><p> </p><p>Getting handsy: Not only does the Twilight star strip down for the role of a 16-year-old bride, she simulates a <br>certain sexual act with the two men with her hands in the car</p><p>The film, scheduled for release of December 22, boastsan outstanding ensemble including Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Steve Buscemi, Terrence Howard and Elisabeth Moss.<br></p><p><br></p><p>While many feared that Stewart's affair with married director Rupert Sanders last July could spell the end of her career, Stewart has seemed to brush those concerns aside as well.<br></p><p> </p><p>Moving on: Many feared that her affair with married director Rupert Sanders last July could spell the end of Stewart's career</p><p>After a six-week absence from thepublic, the Runaways star emerged last week to promote On the Road at the Toronto Film Festival and a New York screening at Disney Park Avenue.<br></p><p>While posing with Hedlund and Salles,Kristen looked fierce in her black ALC trousers, androgynous and unbuttoned white Balenciaga shirt, and Jimmy Choo heels.</p><p>Stewart will next be seen in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn &#8211; Part 2, set for release November 16.</p><p> reportedthat she is already back together with her costar and ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson,'But they [Robert and Kirsten] are worried about how it might affect his career, like whether or not there will be some kind of crazy backlash,' according to the website.</p><p> </p><p>Hitting the road: While posing with Hedlund and director Walter Salles, Kristen looked fierce in her black ALC trousers and an androgynous, unbuttoned white Balenciaga shirt</p>?She's won us over again! Kristen Stewart is the queen of cool with smokey eyes and backcombed quiff for On The Road event<br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:03:40 GMT, 11 September 2012 UPDATED:06:56 GMT, 11 September 2012</p><p>Many feared that her affair with married director Rupert Sanders could spell the end of her career.</p><p>But Kristen Stewart is fighting back, having spent six absent weeks from the showbiz circuit.</p><p>Tonight, the Twilight star continued promoting new film On The Road, this time in New York having made her first red carpet appearance since the scandal last Thursday at the Toronto Film Festival.</p><p> </p><p>Embracing her inner tomboy, the 22-year-old rocked a pair of black ALC pants, an androgynous and unbuttoned white Balenciaga shirt, together with a pair of Jimmy Choo heels.</p><p>Posing with a hint of a smile, Kristen's make-up looked catwalk ready with dramatic smokey eyes and heavy eyeliner, together with a theatrical backcombed quiff.</p><p></p><p>Kristen was joined by co-star GarrettHedlund, who takes centre stage with the Californian native and Sam Riley, in the film version of the Jack Kerouac classic novel of the samename.</p><p>One gentleman that was noticeably missing, was estranged lover Robert Pattinson, despite reports emerging that the pair are actually back together.</p><p> </p><p>According to : 'It was communicated to people during TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) that they are [back together]...</p><p>'But they [Robert and Kirsten] are worried about how it might affect his career, like whether or not there will be some kind of crazy backlash.'</p><p>She also alluded to the fact that they are 'totally fine' when quizzed during a press conference about howthey would handle co-promoting Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 together in November. <br></p><p>Meanwhile, Rupert's wife Liberty Ross took to the runway this weekend to walk for Alexander Wang at New York Fashion Week.</p><p> </p>?'I was totally terrified!' Liberty Ross didn't leave the house for seven weeks before storming the catwalk at New York Fashion Week <br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:01:28 GMT, 10 September 2012 UPDATED:06:45 GMT, 11 September 2012</p><p>With her confident stride and the look that said 'I'm back', Liberty Ross looked nothing short of striking as she sashayed down the catwalk yesterday at New York Fashion Week.</p><p>However, beneath the supermodel antics and bold swagger lurked a 'terrified' girl - in fact she had spent seven weeks hiding out at home ahead of the fashion event. <br></p><p>Liberty's return to the spotlight marked her first modelling job following the Kristen Stewart scandal that has threatened to rock her marriage with director Rupert Sanders.</p><p> </p><p>The brunette model was seen strutting down the runway, just 48 hours after the Twilight actress made her first red carpet appearance on Thursday, since news of the affair broke six weeks ago.</p><p>Liberty, 33, revealed: 'I was totally terrified.'</p><p></p><p>Speaking to The Cut at the show's after party, she said: 'I hadn't actually been out of my house for sevenweeks so I was really anxious. But it felt amazing.'</p><p>The British beauty looked almost extraterrestrial with her razor sharp cheekbones and quirky white windbreaker-meets-pencil skirt creation for the Alexander Wang Spring 2013 collection.</p><p> </p><p>Meanwhile, the 28-year-old fashion designer gushed about his decision to use Ross in his show, saying he invited her to walk for him 'because I love her and I support her'.</p><p>The mother-of-two wore plastic buckles wrapped around each leg just below the knee and fortunately was given chunky heels to sashay down the runway in rather than skinny sky-high stilettos.</p><p>Liberty also had an unusual headdress from the tip of her forehead running down her centre-parting.</p><p>Highlighting her natural beauty, Ross seemed to go relatively make-up, with just a ghostly foundation.</p><p>Earlier this week, Kristen was seen gracing the Toronto Film Festival in Canada to promote her new film On The Road.</p><p> </p>Showbiz roundup. SPOTTED! Liberty Ross back at work &amp; Twilight extended trailer?LIZ JONES<br>FASHION THERAPY<p>By <br>UPDATED:21:20 GMT, 17 January 2010</p><br><p>Bring your wardrobe bang up to date - without breaking the bank!</p><p>This time of year is always mildly depressing. Summer is over, the shops are full of terribly tempting winter clothes and the next round of catwalk shows loom ominously on the horizon, meaning I have to stop slobbing around and look fashionable, ready for the front row. </p><p>As September approaches, I always get those back-to-school butterflies that mean I panic buy, and give my personal banking manager a stress-related heart attack. <br></p><p>But there was very little that was totally new on the autumn/winter catwalks, meaning that with a little careful thought, and the occasional wielding of a pair of scissors, you can bring what is already in your wardrobe bang up-to-date. </p><p>So here's my guide on how to make something old look like new and how to bag a bargain: </p>CLASSY TAILORING <p>Cocoon coats, tweed jackets, pea coats and trenches were everywhere on the catwalk for winter - at DKNY, Liz Claiborne, Margaret Howell, Burberry - a sign that designers realise that some of us have to go to work in something vaguely sensible. </p><p>&#8226; BRING IT UP-TO-DATE: </p><p>A new way to wear your old black suit is to shorten the pants, making them cropped, ensure the shirt is big and slouchy (don't tuck it in) and wear pointy cowboy boots (Zara has some great ones). </p><p>Layering is new, too: a shirt under a waistcoat under a jacket under a coat slung over your shoulders: all very Krystle Carrington, but I fear a bit hot. </p><p>&#8226; BAG A BARGAIN: </p><p>For tailoring, please don't go totally bargain basement. The best reasonably priced suits, coats and jackets are at Banana Republic. Zara is on a bit of a roll this autumn: I love the black suits, chunky wool pea coats and the white feathery shirts. <br></p>BODY ICON<br><p>When body-con dresses - made of Lycra and clinging to every curve - made a comeback three years ago, young women everywhere breathed a sigh of relief. Here was something sexy, curvy and colourful, but not pretty or girly. </p><p>Young women who love to flaunt their legs were not about to let this particular fashion be displaced. Consequently, body con was seen on the winter catwalks everywhere, from Alexander Wang to Versace, so your old body con dress will still do good service this winter. I still have a Helmut Lang body con dress from 2004 that still looks incredibly fresh - more than you can say for me. </p><p>&#8226; BRING IT UP-TO-DATE: If you do dig out your old body con, the only way to update it is by teaming it with a pair of spike-heeled shoe boots. </p><p>&#8226; BAG A BARGAIN: Lemon mesh body con dress by Christopher Kane for Topshop, £130, or a black leather bondage dress with elastic, £149, in M&amp;S stores in October. <br></p>EIGHTIES<p>Anything vaguely Eighties will still look fresh this winter, especially party wear. On the catwalk, Twenty8Twelve had shoulder pads, sequins, Lurex, mini skirts; Anna Sui showed ra-ra skirts; while Stella McCartney sent out mannish jackets over mini skirts. </p><p>&#8226; BRING IT UP-TO-DATE: Lose the opaque black tights or the cut-off tights of last winter, and team this look instead with sheer, 10 denier black stockings. Avoid colours that are too Eighties, such as pillar-box red, Maggie Thatcher blue or gold, and opt for metallics, as seen on the catwalk at Versace. </p><p>&#8226; BAG A BARGAIN: H&amp;M has some incredibly Eighties pumps with a crystal studded heel, £25, while M&amp;S has a fabulous silver sequin skirt, £39.50, in store in two weeks' time. <br></p><p></p>BIKER<p>Very skinny jeans - on the catwalk at William Rast et al - along with biker and denim jackets are all in, again. </p><p>&#8226; BRING IT UP-TO-DATE: Take your old denim jacket and simply chop off the sleeves, making it into a waistcoat, and wear a skinny ribbed grey sweater underneath. </p><p>&#8226; BAG A BARGAIN: The studded denim jacket by Mango, about £50, is fabulous, as are the studded shoe boots with spike heel and zip by Topshop, £150. <br></p> LIZ IS LOGGED ONTO...<p>www.tavi-thenewgirlintown. blogspot.com <br></p><p>This is a style blog from a 13-year-old American called Tavi Williams, who has been interviewed by Teen Vogue and Grazia, and appears on the cover of the new issue of Pop. </p><p>Rather than posting in Comme des Garcons, she should be reading pony books. </p><p></p><p><br></p><p> </p>LIZ'S BARGAIN OF THE WEEK<br><p>Sequins are having a fashion moment this autumn, so I've bought this pair of sequin leggings, £12.99 from H&amp;M. <br></p><p>If you do opt for sparkly, remember to tone down the rest of your outfit. <br></p><p>These look great with a big white shirt or oversizes man's T-shirt (Cos do the best), a man's blazer and spiky shoe boots. </p><p></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>LIZ CAN'T RESIST<br><p>Having loved the movie Coco Before Chanel, I can't wait to read the new biography of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel by former Vogue writer Justine Picardie. </p><p>&#8226; Coco Chanel by Justine Picardie (Harper Collins, £20). </p><p></p><p> </p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p></p>?FASHION THERAPY<br>My essential guide to what to look out for in the summer sales (and I'm an expert!)<p>By <br></p><p>UPDATED:08:03 GMT, 12 July 2010</p><p>Are the summer sales worth the bother, now that they seem to take place all year round? Do you want to spend a hot day rummaging through rail upon rail of floral print dresses, boxy linen jackets and mismatched shoes? <br></p><p>And doesn't the mere fact something is in the sale mean it wasn't that much of a must-have in the first place? <br></p><p>Here is my unmissable, money-saving guide on how to shop the sales for classic clothes that will see you through to next year... <br></p><p>HOW TO SHOP THE SALES</p><p>The worst thing you can do is to go armed with a wallet full of credit cards, and no clear idea of what you want. <br></p><p>Don't leave home without first taking a long, hard look at what is in your wardrobe. What do you wear all the time that needs updating? Do you have a special occasion looming? <br></p><p>Then, look at the autumn trends, and cherrypick what looks suit you andyour life. A big mistake would be to buy something that screams Summer2010, ie, a green floral jump suit, a floaty floral maxi with sequinsat the bust, impossibly high, clumpy platforms. These will inevitablylook boring come September.</p><p>Try everything on, even if the changing rooms are packed. And why not use the sales as an opportunity to upgrade, ie to shop somewhere you normally deem too expensive? <br></p><p>Finally, draw up a budget of what you want to spend, and take with you that amount in cash, leaving all your plastic cards at home.</p><p>DON'T BELIEVE SALES WILL SAVE YOU MONEY</p><p>I once went to the Harrods sale and bought a Prada tote, silk Gucci skirt and a pink cashmere sweater for my husband, and thought I had saved £1,500, when I had in fact blown a grand on stuff I didn't even like that much (I never wear the skirt, because I didn't try it on, and later discovered the split shows off my fat knees; the leather bag is way too heavy even when empty; I divorced the husband).</p><p></p><p>WHAT TO AVOID IN THE SALES</p><p>WHAT WILL SEE YOU INTO NEXT YEAR</p><p>The most useful item you can snap up in the sales, and that will still look fresh into next year, is a curvy jacket with a bit of a pointy shoulder. <br></p><p>A jacket should never be bought dirt cheap; an expensive one can be slung over a dress or jeans, and will lift an entire outfit. <br></p><p>I bought a £1,000 Helmut Lang blazer in 1996 and still wear it today, meaning it's one of the cheapest garments I've ever purchased.</p><p>Great for autumn, too, is anything in white: a cotton shirt dress bought now (Cacharel, down from £230 to £138, at feathersfashion.com) will look fabulous in the autumn under a camel coat (the best in the new autumn collections costs just £85, at Oasis), cinched with a brown, narrow belt. <br></p><p>Boots will be still be big this autumn. I've found a fabulous pair: brown suede flats with fringing, by Alberto Fasciani, down from £725 to £362, at feathersfashion.com.</p><p>MY TOP SALE BUYS</p><p>DRESS: This navy dress has amilitary feel, is 100 per cent silk and can be dressed up for a weddingand down for work. Was £250, now £99, at Jaeger.</p><p>JACKET: Pointyshoulders, neat, curvaceous and tailored. When else could you affordAlexander Wang? Was £850, now £425, from feathersfashion.com <br></p><p>BAG: Not too big, and definitely classy, and fashionably beige! Picton weave bag at Reiss branches, down from £195 to £98. <br></p><p>SHOES: Louboutin's classicpumps (left) are feminine, with a mid-heel and pointy toe, and will addzing to all those beige autumn outfits. Down from £375 to £265, matchesfashion.com <br></p><p>TRENCH COAT: Autumn'skey colour is camel so a trench in this shade and in a great curvyshape is a good buy. I dislike trenches with a long, full skirt. FromWhistles, down from £195 to £100. Add askinny brown belt to make it current. </p><p> <br></p>?LIVE: Olympics - follow all the action unfolding on day one<br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:03:00 GMT, 28 July 2012 UPDATED:23:07 GMT, 28 July 2012</p><p>You can keep track of all the latest news, views and pictures from the Olympic Park and beyond with our live coverage. This is your ultimate guide to all the action as it unfolds during London 2012...</p><p>00.07: That's it then. The first day of the London 2012 Olympics is over. We barely seem to have had time to draw breath, but why should we?! We'll plough straight into the live action again tomorrow from 8am, when you can join Dan Ripley. Thanks for reading. <br></p><p>00.06: The match finishes 74-58 to Australia and with that our coverage comes to an end. Great Britain put up a good fight though and should be proud. <br></p><p>00.00: The points difference is 13 here with two minutes left on the clock. These British girls have really done themselves proud against the much-fancied Aussies. <br></p><p>23.48: All eyes are now on the women's basketball then with every other sport having packed up for the night. It's now 62-47 to Australia with just over seven minutes on the clock. <br></p><p>23.45: Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh have turned around that second set at against the Australian pair at Horse Guards Parade to make a winning start in their attempt to win a third successive beach volleyball gold. <br></p><p>23.42: At the end of the third quarter Australia are leading 57-42. Great Britain have fought valiantly all match long and have contributed to what has been a below-par performance by the Australians. This team have a long way to go but they're clearly making steps in the right direction. Vital they don't let up in the final quarter though and try and narrow that lead. <br></p><p>23.37: The American pair of May-Treanor and Walsh have levelled things up at 18-18 in the second set. <br></p><p>23.30: Over at Horse Guards Parade the Australians are 12-9 up against the US in the second set and could take that one into a decider. <br></p><p>23.27: Australia call the timeout as Great Britain pull it back to 34-45. The Aussies have been off colour tonight, and with some better finishing by the Brits this one might be even closer. <br></p><p>23.20: The US have won that first set 21-18. Meanwhile, the basketball has restarted... <br></p><p>23.16: The American duo of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh are going for their third straight Olympic gold up against the Australians Nat Cook and Tamsin Hinchley. It's neck and neck in the first set... <br></p><p>23.10: The atmosphere is electric over at Horse Guards Parade, where the beach volleyball continues with Australia's women taking on the US - the defending champions. <br></p><p>23.03: Australia lead 39-26 at half-time. <br></p><p>23.00: Australia have called a timeout with less than a minute remaining in the second quarter. Britain have fought back well to narrow the deficit to 35-23. <br></p><p>22.52: Team GB finally have their first points of the quarter, but they trail 13-31. <br></p><p>22.49: There's been a shock result in the women's handball competition with France beating reigning champions Norway 24-23 in the Copper Box. <br></p><p>22.46: It's all gone a bit pear-shaped for GB in the second quarter here and they now trail 25-11 - that's nine points without reply in this quarter. <br></p><p>22.41: Great Britain women's handball coach Jesper Holmris has spoken after his team's 31-19 defeat to Montenegro at the Copper Box:<br></p><p>'Ten minutes before the end I was really pleased with our performance but then they scored lots of fast breaks. I think it was possible to lose by only seven or eight goals, but we let it slip away in the end.<br></p><p>'We have played some of the best teams in the world over the last couple of years and it was a good performance. But it's obvious for everyone that we don't have the same physique as them and we ran out of steam.'<br></p><p>22.39: After a promising start, Great Britain are trailing Australia 16-11 after the first quarter. Australia regrouped well during a timeout, but Britain won't be too disheartened considering they are strong underdogs. <br></p><p>22.34: After the flag fiasco in their opening game, North Korea's women's football team have just lost 5-0 to France: no excuses for that one. <br></p><p>22.27: Here's what Ellen Gandy had to say earlier after qualifying for the women's 100m butterfly final: <br></p><p>'To be honest I wasn't too happy with the time (57.66 seconds, to qualify seventh fastest for Sunday evening's final). I feel like a couple of things skill-wise went wrong. But I'm so happy to have made the final. It's my first Olympic final so I am over the moon.'<br></p><p>22.24: With Great Britain 7-6 up half way through the first quarter, I think it's time for a recap on today's main stories (click on a headline to read more):</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>22.13: The big news tonight is that Paula Radcliffe is set to pull out of the marathon with a foot injury. . <br></p><p><br></p><p>22.11: It's well past dark now but there's still live sport for us to enjoy. Great Britain are about to take on Australia in women's basketball, while there are still handball, volleyball, beach volleyball and boxing events taking place - though no Brits are still in action in those sports. <br></p><p>21.59: Great Britain have qualified third for the men's team gymnastics final, with Russia pulling out a late second place. <br></p><p>21.53: Fran Halsall has spoken after she helped Great Britain to a fifth-placed finish in the 4x100m freestyle relay:<br></p><p>'I think that was pretty good. Last year (at the world championships in Shanghai) we were 9th.<br></p><p>'To come back from 9th and go (to) 5th shows we're improving.<br></p><p>'Everyone did their best. We just missed out on a British record. It's all we can ask but we're still a little bit gutted.<br></p><p>'But as a team we're pretty positive.'</p><p>21.48: Great Britain's Michael Jamieson has spoken after narrowly missing out on the 100m breaststroke final: <br></p><p>'I'm pretty happy with my performance as I swam under 60 (seconds) twice today (Saturday).<br></p><p>'The guys in the top eight are all natural sprinters and the margin for error is so small. I always struggle in the first 50 (metres), but I come strong at the end.<br></p><p>'The heats this morning (Saturday) obviously took it out of me, but now I'm obviously going to get fired up for the 200m (breaststroke), which is my best event.'<br></p><p>21.43: A reminder from earlier that the men's gymnastics team have qualified for the final with the second best performance of any team so far. That is quite an achievement considering no British men's team has ever qualified for an Olympic final. The qualifying is still going on but rest assured, Britain's place in the final is guaranteed. <br></p><p>21.37: Bantamweight Luke Campbell, who received a bye in the first round, will face Jahyn Vittorio Parrinello of Italy in the second round. <br></p><p>21.29: And if any of you think it's ominous that Great Britain haven't won a medal yet, Miley has some words of optimism: <br></p><p>'It's a shame quite a lot of people think these guys aren't getting medals is not good enough. For us as athletes we are always expecting more. Nobody should think Team GB are disappointing. There's still another 14 more days to go. There are lots of other events and races. There's a lot more things to look forward to. Day one is always the hardest to step up to. We stepped up to the mark and everyone else did as well.'<br></p><p>21.24: Great Britain's Hannah Miley has spoken after finishing fifth in the women's 400m individual medley: <br></p><p>'It was an immense effort and the crowd were awesome.'<br></p><p>'Most of the media are expecting me to be depressed and down and in tears. I know it wasn't the result the public wanted, which was a medal, but that was something they decided to put on themselves to have that expectation of me. My target was to try and give the best performance I could. I gave it 100 per cent.'<br></p><p>'This morning was the fastest heat swim I had ever done. It was the same for a lot of the other girls. It was just a matter who could recover the quickest and it was the young ones who won.'<br></p><p>21.21: In the women's handball competition Great Britain have lost out 31-19 to Montenegro. This is the first time we have ever had a handball team at a Games. <br></p><p>21.18: We have a mouthwatering basketball clash coming up in just under an hour, as Great Britain's women take on Australia. There's middleweight boxing action taking place from 10pm as well. <br></p><p>21.08: China' Ye Shiwen has spoken after her incredible 400m individual medley gold medal min and world record: <br></p><p>'I didn't think about it too much. The moment I jump in the water my mind goes blank.' <br></p><p>'In the last 100m I thought I was behind so I tried as hard as I could to catch up. Then I found out it was only me (in front).'<br></p><p>21.01: Britain's David Carry after finishing seventh in men's 400m freestyle final: 'I had a real dream and ambition to do that final. To come here and achieve that dream is pretty special.'<br></p><p>21.00: That was an Olympic Record by the Aussies, who have their first gold medal. The wait goes on for a British medal... <br></p><p>20.55: They were neck-and-neck the whole way with the States, but pulled away in the final leg. Great Britain were in third for a while thanks to a brilliant second leg from Fran Halsall but the Netherlands came back to beat the US to silver. <br></p><p>20.54: AUSTRALIA WIN GOLD IN THE WOMEN'S 4x100M FREESTYLE RELAY</p><p>20.48: Right, the last even in the pool tonight is the women's 4x100m freestyle final. Great Britain are in lane eight. <br></p><p>20.45: Christian Sprenger of Australia has won that one. Jamieson finished third misses out on the final as that heat was much slower than the first. <br></p><p>20.41: In the next heat we've got two Brits: Craig Benson, who is just 18, and Michael Jamieson. <br></p><p>20.40: Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa has just won the men's 100m breaststroke heat with an Olympic Record, with double Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima down in fourth and in danger of missing out on the final. <br></p><p>20.35: Ye Shiwen has broken the 400m individual medley world record by an incredible 1.02 seconds with that swim... and she's only 16! I can't quite believe that. <br></p><p>20.31: Here's what Andy Murray had to say after he and his brother's doubles defeat earlier: <br></p><p>'It was tough, we played well. We were a break up twice in the third set. We had enough chances to win the match, each time we got the break we got broken straight back so it was tough,' he said.<br></p><p>'I will try and get prepared and try and do all of the recovery stuff. I will get an early night and get myself ready for tomorrow.'<br></p><p>20.28: Four gold medals now then for China, who are well clear in the medal table now. <br></p><p>20.23: An incredible performance from the 16-year-old Chinese to storm past Beisel - who takes silver - in the last 100m and set a NEW WORLD RECORD. Li Xuanxu, also of China, takes bronze. Miley finishes fifth and will be disappointed. <br></p><p>20.22: YE SHIWEN HAS WON GOLD IN THE WOMEN'S 400M INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY<br></p><p>20.20: Beisel is clear at 300m... Miley in fourth. <br></p><p>20.15: Out they come then... 19-year-old American Elizabeth Beisel is the favoutite for this one, but Miley has a real chance of a medal. <br></p><p>20.08: As Ryan Lochte receives his gold medal, we gear up for the women's 400m individual medley final, where Hannah Miley goes in search of Great Britain's first medal. <br></p><p>20.05: Sun set a new Olympic Record in that race, and he would have had a World Record had he not glided the last couple of metres. <br></p><p>20.00: Park Taehwan of South Korea takes silver and Peter Vanderkaay of the US bronze. Britain's David Carry finishes a commendable seventh.</p><p>19.58: SUN YANG WINS GOLD IN THE 400M FREESTYLE: He just misses out on the world record, but he doesn't care. China have their third gold medal. <br></p><p>19.56: South Korea's Park and China's Sun are neck and neck here, with a world record on the cards... <br></p><p>19.53: Next up it's the men's 400m freestyle final. David Carry of Great Britain is in this one. <br></p><p>19.49: Dana Vollmer of the US has won that heat, just missing out on the world record. Gandy finishes fifth and qualifies for the final! <br></p><p>19.45: Ellen Gandy of Great Britain is in lane 2 for the next heat. <br></p><p>19.44: Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden wins that heat/ Unfortunately Fran has finished down in seventh in that one and is almost certainly not in the final. <br></p><p>19.43: Sensational stuff that from Lochte... next up it's Britain's Fran Halsall in the women's 100m butterfly heats. <br></p><p>19.40: Thiago Pereira of Brazil takes silver and Japan's Kosuke Hagino bronze.</p><p>19.37: RYAN LOCHTE WINS GOLD IN THE 400M INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY: He's won that by a country mile! Phelps is out of the medals in fourth place. <br></p><p>19.35: Lochte is well clear after 200m as they move into the breaststroke. <br></p><p>19.34: Lochte has the lead after the 100m. <br></p><p>19.29: While Phelps is the bigger name of the two, Lochte is the favourite going in to this one. This is Phelps' least favourite event and he just scraped into the final: you'd be a fool to right him off though. <br></p><p>19.26: Excitement building now in the aquatic centre with six finals coming up. Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are up first in the men's 400m individual medley. <br></p><p>19:18: Great Britain's 3-0 victory over Cameroon sees the Olympic hosts qualify for the next round.<br></p><p>19:16: And there it is, Keothavong is out at the expense of Wozniacki. Brit tennis dreams smashed in a matter of minutes. She lost 6-4, 3-6, 2-6.<br></p><p>19:13: Wozniacki has broken Keothavong and is 5-2 up. She is serving to win the tie.<br></p><p>19:10: Earlier this afternoon the Italian's took gold in the men's team archery. A dramatic conclusion saw them shock the USA with a final arrow victory.<br></p><p>19:08: Keothavong is 4-2 down in her deciding set and is about to serve.<br></p><p>19:06: It's all over for the brothers as they lose the third set 7-5. The Murrays are out.<br></p><p>19:04: The Murray's are serving to stay in the match at 6-5 down in the third set.<br></p><p>18.58: Meanwhile, Keothavong has been broken in the third set of her first round tennis match against Wozniacki. <br></p><p>18.56: Team GB are now 3-0 up in the women's football against Cameroon thanks to Steph Houghton's second goal of the Games. <br></p><p>18.54: The Murrays have been broken back! What a topsy-turvy match that one is turning out to be. <br></p><p>18.51: The Murrays have broken back and are now just one game away from winning. <br></p><p>18.45: The Murray brothers have been broken back in their deciding set against the Austrian pair of Melzer and Peya. Judy Murray, incidentally, has chosen to watch Keothavong over her sons... <br></p><p>18.42: Keothavong and Wozniacki are into a deciding set at Wimbledon. <br></p><p>18.32: Team GB are still 2-0 in their women's football match against Cameroon, with an hour gone in that one. Meanwhile, Wozniacki is a break up against Keothavong in their second set, after the Brit won the first. <br></p><p>18.24: The Murray brothers are in a deciding set, after losing a second-set tie-break. They are a break up in the third though against Melzer and Peya. <br></p><p>18.22: Italy have won team gold in the men's archery after a quite brilliant final against the US. Michele Frangilli needed a 10 off the last arrow to win it, and he delivered. <br></p><p>18.16: Mark Cavendish has tweeted: '4 heroes in @bradwiggins, @millarmind, @chrisfroome &amp; @IStannard. Rode, with the weight of a nation, until exhaustion. So proud.'<br></p><p>18.13: Canada's Joshua Binstock had kind words for British pair John Garcia-Thompson and Steve Grotowski after he and Martin Reader won their beach volleyball match: 'It's hard because they are great people and we like them as friends. It can help to create motivation when you don't like your opponents, but that was not the case. They are stand-up class acts.'<br></p><p>18.05: Anne Keothavong has won the first set against Caroline Wozniacki! A shock could be on the cards at Wimbledon for the Brit, who is facing the Danish former world No 1. <br></p><p>18.01: David Millar has echoed Mark Cavendish's sentiments after the men's cycling road race: 'We lost out, but a lot of teams lost out by planning the race against us. But we expected that. We can't complain because everyone knew what we were going to try and do so it was their job to try and derail us. Which they did.'</p><p>17.57: More medal news as South Korea beat Mexico to win men's team archery bronze. The Asian countries are dominating the medal table at the moment. <br></p><p>17.55: Elsewhere in the women's 48kg weightlifting, Japan's Hiromi Miyake has won silver, and North Korea's Chun Hwa Ryang bronze. <br></p><p>17.50: China move into a clear lead in the medal table as Wang Mingjuan wins gold in the women's 48kg weightlifting. <br></p><p>17.41: More good news for Great Britain as our men's gymnastics team are guaranteed a place in Monday's final. <br></p><p>17.39: 2-0 to Team GB in the women's football! Jill Scott has scored the second goal in a matter of minutes in Cardiff. <br></p><p>17.35: Team GB have taken the lead in their women's football match against Cameroon, with Casey Stoney netting. <br></p><p>17.33: Andy and Jamie Murray have taken the first set against the Austrian duo 7-5. <br></p><p>17.30: The Canadian's have won that beach volleyball match against the British duo, who put up a valiant fight. They have two more group matches to come though, so it's not curtains yet. <br></p><p>17.29: Italy have beaten Mexico in the team archery event and will face the US in the final. <br></p><p>17.27: Britain's men's beach volleyball team of John Garcia Thompson and Steve Grotowski are currently a set down Canada's Josh Binstock and Martin Reader and are heading for defeat. <br></p><p>17.22: </p><p>17.21: Here's what Elena Baltacha had to say after winning her first round tennis match: 'It feels amazing. I was a little bit nervous obviously in the changing room, the two matches went so quick before mine.But once I put my gear on and I looked in the mirror, I thought, 'God, I'm so privileged to be playing for my country'. It was such a dream of mine and the fact that I'm an Olympian, I still have to pinch myself to be honest. It's such an amazing feeling.'<br></p><p>17.17: The women's football is under way in Cardiff, with Team GB looking to build on their opening win against New Zealand as they face Cameroon. <br></p><p>17.06: There's a surprise result coming from the team archery event, where defending champions South Korea have been beaten by the US - who will face either Mexico or Italy in the gold medal match. <br></p><p>17.02: Federer has survived that scare against Falla to win their first round match. <br></p><p>16.57: Andy and Jamie Murray are under way in their men's doubles match against Austrian duo Jurgen Melzer and Alexander Peya. <br></p><p>16.52: Felipe Kitadai of Brazil has also won a bronze medal in the men's -60kg Judo.<br></p><p>16.49: Here are those quotes from a disappointed Mark Cavendish, whose had a bit of a dig at the Australians: 'The guys all sat there in the tent absolutely spent. We did everything we could. The crowd was tremendous the whole way around, but the Aussies just raced negatively. The team were incredible. They left everything out on the road. I am so proud of them. We didn't expect any help. We rode the race we wanted to ride. We couldn't pull the group back on Box Hill. Other teams were content that if they didn't win, we wouldn't win. We expected it. If you want to win, you've to take it to them.'<br></p><p>16.39: The Judo goldrush continues... Russia's Arsen Galstyan has won the men's -60kg category, beating Japan's Hiroaki Hiraoka, who takes silver. <br></p><p>16.35: Roger Federer has lost the second set of match against Colombia's Alejandro Falla, so that one is into a deciding set. Meanwhile, Mark Cavendish had some frank and interesting things to say to the BBC - I'll have those quotes with you just as soon as I get them. <br></p><p>16.32: Brazil's Sarah Menezes has won gold in the women's Judo -48kg. <br></p><p>16.28: Uzbekistan's Rishod Sobirov has won bronze in the men's Judo -60kg category. <br></p><p>16.20: Three-time gold medallist sailor Ben Ainslie has been talking after practicing at Weymouth ahead of his race tomorrow... 'It was good to get out there. There were fantastic conditions and it was on the medal race course and also the one we start on tomorrow. It's pretty tricky. It will be a tricky race tomorrow,' he said.<br></p><p>16.15: Brit Elena Baltacha is through to the second round of the women's tennis tournament, beating Hungarian Agnes Szavay 6-3, 6-3. <br></p><p>16.01: Well that's it from me today. I'll see you tomorrow morning for more live coverage on day two of the Olympics, but for now I will pass you over to Joe Ridge who will see you through the evening...<br></p><p>15.56: Meanwhile there has been another gold medal elsewhere as Korea's Jin Jongoh takes top spot on the podium in the Men's 10 Air Pistol.<br></p><p>15.52: Joy for Vinokurov but what went wrong for Britain? They were nowhere near at the end.</p><p>The problem was they did all the donkey work in the peloton and there was simply no gas left in the tank come the final push.</p><p>15.47: Madness! Uran looks behind him on the home straight only to see Alexandr Vinokurov skip around him on the outside unsighted to take gold for Kazakhstan in the Men's Cycling Road Race.<br></p><p>15.45: We are into the final kilometer as Uran and Vinokurov leading a two-horse race.<br></p><p>15.42: So with the Brit charge collapsing in the cycling. a quick check at the tennis where Britain's Elena Baltacha has won the first set 6-3 against Hungary's Agnes Szavay.<br></p><p>15.39: And now there is a breakaway in the breakaway. Rigoberto Uran and Alexandr Vinokurov are fighting for the lead with 7km to go. Heartbreak this for Cavendish - there will be no bunch and therefore no sprint finish.<br></p><p>15.36: Horror. The gap hasn't closed at all. It's still around 50 seconds back to Cavendish and that is just about curtains for his medal hopes - let alone gold.<br></p><p>15.34: There is 10km to go and it's very difficult to tell the time gap now. It's must have closed after that crash.<br></p><p>15.29: Drama! Fabian Cancellara has crashed at the front of the group going around a corner in a very odd looking incident.</p><p>The back wheel seemed to lock and that caused the chasing pack to hesitate a bit.</p><p>You have to feel for the Swiss rider but that is a boost for Team GB.<br></p><p>15.24: The gap down to 51 seconds with 20km left. Still too slow but not impossible for Cavendish to still win this.<br></p><p>15.19: As they go past Hampton Court Palace, the Spanish still lead with the gap now down to 53 seconds</p><p> I still don't think that is being closed down quick enough by the Brits though.<br></p><p>15.16: Chris Froom has dropped out for Britain, giving Cavendish just three team-mates to help him. The gap up to 63 seconds.<br></p><p>15.12: Gold is slipping away from Britain who are not closing the gap. The trouble is they need some help in the work load. The Germans are trying but it may not be enough.<br></p><p>15.07: Nail-biting stuff this. The gap remains one minute back to Cavendish who still remains calm - you really feel Britain are going to have to move soon.<br></p><p>15.02: Turns out it has fallen flat on its face! I thought Gilbert was on his own up field but the chasing pack have quickly swallowed him up in no time at all.</p><p>The gap to the pelaton is now a minute. I hope Cavendish and Britain are remaining more clam than I am right now.<br></p><p>15.00: Gilbert's gamble hasn't fallen flat on its face yet but his lead doesn't look big enough to me to see him to the end.</p><p>The Pelaton is around 50 seconds behind the breakaway group but Britain are going to have to get a move on with around an hour to go.<br></p><p>14.55: Nicola Wilson has fallen to 11th with Opposition Buzz in the dressage phase of the eventing, but veteran Mary King has moved into second place of 25 with a score of 40.90 on Imperial Cavalier. Britain as a team are ranked second overall.<br></p><p>14.52: I must point out though that Cavendish and his team have not reacted to this. They have a plan and they are sticking to it.</p><p>I wonder how long Gilbert can carry on for up front - I think he has gone too early.<br></p><p>14.49: You can feel the road race starting to come to the boil. Gilbert still impressively leads by 45 seconds while another clique of riders have decided to break away from the pelaton.<br></p><p>14.44: Table tennis is another event starting today and Britain's Joanna Parker is up soon when she takes on Brazil's Caroline Kumahara for a place in the second round. Germany's Kristin Silbereisen awaits the winner.<br></p><p>14.39: More events starting up as women's football resumes with Brazil taking on New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium.</p><p>In the same group, Team GB take on Cameroon later knowing a win could see them into the quarter-finals.<br></p><p>14.36: Big, big call from Belgium's Philippe Gilbert who has ditched the lead pack and gone on his own. He has opened up quite a gap of around 20 seconds, with the pelaton (and Britain) still around 45 seconds behind what was the leaders.<br></p><p>14.31: Britain's William Snatch won his heat in the rowing pairs with George Nash earlier, and he has commented on how the duo work:<br></p><p>He said: 'We've changed the way we row slightly and almost gone back to what we did originally - kept it raw and basic. And the crowd cheering you on gives you a bit of a pump.</p><p>'We don't actually say that much. George has a few basic calls but if it's going well you can feel it. We try to listen to the boat rather than chatting over it.</p><p>'At a world cup you race every day so it's going to be a bit different and we have to make sure we don't take the foot off the gas, but to recover you have to rest. We're both quite young and we haven't done a full Olympic training programme, but we know how to race side by side. I have loads of confidence in Georgeand I hope he has some in me.'<br></p><p>14.28: The gap down to 45 seconds as we start the final lap of Box Hill. Britain are getting attacked leading the pelotan but Cavendish will be more focused on continuing to chase down the leading pack of 11 riders.<br></p><p>14.24: Some news on the boxing at the ExCeL Arena where despite there being no Brit in action today is packed out with fans.</p><p>Right now it's the last 32 of the Men's Bantam weight taking place with Britain's Luke Campbell already through to the last 16 with a bye - he will get his gloves on in four days' time.<br></p><p>14.20: This is falling nicely for Cavendish who looks to be in the pound seat at this point. With just under 70km to go we are edging closer towards a bunch sprint.<br></p><p>14.15: More from Louis Smith who commented on his pommel horse routine, compatriot Kristian Thomas (who leads at this stage) and the team's expectations:</p><p>'It's been an emotional four years. There's been a lot of pressure on my shoulders, a lot of people have put a lot of hours into supporting me.</p><p>'Kristian was a hero. Every single one of the guys was a hero. They're just absolutely fantastic. The guys are amazing and hopefully they'll take a bit of the pressure off me.</p><p>'We're on new ground. We've not qualified a team before so I think we've already exceeded expectations and we're just going to enjoy it.'<br></p><p>14.10: Two more laps of Box Hill and pelaton leaders Britain remains a minute behind the front runners.</p><p>But the chasing pack have now been swallowed up by Cavendish and Co.<br></p><p>14.05: Just to confirm from earlier that Olympic champion Park was disqualified for making a false start in the 400m freestyle.</p><p>The Korean has appealed but they haven't got long to make a decision, the final is later this evening.<br></p><p>14.00: Louis Smith and his team have had a strong morning in the gymnastics, with the captain through to the pommel horse final.</p><p>He said on Twitter: 'A brief moment back on twitter to say a massive thank you to every1 who's has helped me and my team get through this day love your support x'<br></p><p>13.55: The gap is really closing. Britain have led the pelotan most of this race and they are just 20 seconds behind the second breakaway pack and a minute behind the leaders.<br></p><p>13.50: Back to the road race road race...and the chase is on! Cavendish has closed the gap to the breakaway bunch to just two minutes.<br></p><p>13.45: Well that's one opponent for Andy Murray out of the way (who is in double's action at 17.30) as Berdych has succumbed 6-4 6-4 to Steve Darcis. The Scot would have been due to face the sixth seed in the quarter-finals.<br></p><p>13.40: Frances Houghton spoke about the home support after her GB team finished fourth in the women's Quadrupple Sculls:</p><p>She said: 'The physical hard work is done but this is where the mental work comes in during the next few days.</p><p>'At least we're underway now, Monday (the repechage) is going to be the biggest race.'</p><p>'Yes, I mean of course, with all these people willing us on you do sort of go 'aargghh'.'<br></p><p>13.35: Britain still haven't blinked in the Road Race. With two groups of 11 in front of them the gap is around four minutes but there is only around 100km to go as the pace increases.<br></p><p>13.30: Out you go sunshine. The IOC have confirmed that 20-year-old Hysen Pulaku has been excluded from the 2012 Games.</p><p>The Albanian weightlifter tested positive on 23 July for stanozolol.<br></p><p>13.25: Britain's Alan Campbell eased his way into this Olympic rowing regatta with a comfortable victory in the men's single sculls heats - a strong start enabling the Northern Irishman to control the race all the way.<br></p><p>13.20: Time for a drastic change in focus and to the Equestrian as Nicola Wilson and Opposition Buzz score of 51.70 penalties puts them in fourth place of 10 starters.<br></p><p>13.15: Britain got off to a bad start in the badminton with a mixed double's defeat but Susan Egelstaff has brought some joy by beating Slovakia's Maja Tvrdy 21-15 21-10. The British No. 1 is up against Sayaka Sato of Japan next in Group H...not immediately of course.<br></p><p>13.12: A very tactical battle this Road Race. The good news for Cavendish and friends is they have started to marginally close the gap to the 11 riders out in front.</p><p>But there has been a second breakaway group containing Vincenzo Nibali and Philippe Gilbert to keep Britain on their toes.<br></p><p>13.07: In the Cycling Road Race, the breakaway 11 up front still lead Britain and the main pack by around six minutes as they go into the fourth lap of nine at Box Hill. Still no need to panic for Cavendish just yet.<br></p><p>13.03: Britain's Michael Jamieson reacted after qualifying for the Men's 100m Breaststroke semi-final:</p><p>Jamieson said: 'I had a good swim, no problems at all. I have a sense of responsibility so need to raise my game and get to the final. I am as strong as I have ever been, so now it's time to do it.</p><p>'It's an amazing crowd, I am so grateful for all the messages of support and all the encouragement we are getting.'<br></p><p>13.00: It feels like I'm back at Wimbledon trying this, but at Centre Court sixth seed Thomas Berdych has lost the first set 6-4 to Belgium's Steve Darcis - the Czech star is a potential opponent for Britain's Andy Murray later on in this tournament.<br></p><p>12.55: Australia ease to victory in the second heat with Netherlands and Denmark also in the final. The times are in.. and Great Britain do indeed make it through to tonight's medal race.<br></p><p>12.50: The first relay event in the pool is the women's 4x100m and the United States come home first ahead of China and Japan with Great Britain joint fourth with Sweden. It will be down to the times in the other heat to determine if they go through.<br></p><p>12.40: The first medalist of the Games, Yi, has been speaking about her success: 'I'm very happy. I want to say thanks to China, to my mother and father.</p><p>'I'm very excited and happy. I have been shooting since I was 13-years-old.<br></p><p>'I've been up since 5am this morning. There was a lot of pressure on me.'<br></p><p>12.30: George Nash and Will Satch have won their heat in men's pair art Eton Dorney. They are a relatively new team but could be medal contenders on this performance. New Zealand look ominous though, they've broken the world record by an impressive six seconds. They crossed the line in a time of 6 minutes, 8.50 seconds at Dorney Lake - easily surpassing the previous best time of 6:14.27 minutes posted by Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell of Britain in Seville in 2002.<br></p><p>12.25: We are looking at a lead of just over five minutes in the road race with the Brits leading the chase at the front of the pelaton. Germany's Tony Martin is helping out and he'll be hoping his countryman Andre Griepel can fight Mark Cavendish for the sprint finish.<br></p><p>12.20: Over to the badminton which started this morning and sadly Britain's Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier have lost their opening mixed doubles group match to Russia 14-21 21-9 21-18.</p><p>It's a must-win clash against Germany next for the Anglo-Scottish pair.<br></p><p>12.15: But it's not all bad news, with creator of the Olympic cauldron Thomas Heatherwick claiming that all 204 nations will take home a piece of the copper petals at the end of the Games.<br></p><p>'We were aware cauldrons had been getting bigger, higher, fatter as each Olympics happened,' Heatherwick said, 'we felt we shouldn't try to be even bigger than the last ones.</p><p>'This incredible event has 204 nations coming together, so we had a child from each country bringing these copper polished objects in.</p><p>'At the end of the Games this cauldron will dismantle itself and radiate back down to the ground and each of those copper pieces taken away by each nation and put in a national Olympic cabinet somewhere.'<br></p><p>12.12: Sadly there is more controversy surrounding the organisation with many seats empty at the 'sell-out' Aquatic Centre.</p><p>London 2012 communications director Jackie Brock-Doyle said: 'The public have turned up, it looks like they were accredited seating [for officials or media].</p><p>'We are looking into who should have been sitting there and why they were not.'<br></p><p>12.09: And both are through to the semi-finals of the 100m breaststroke - very strong stuff from the Brits in the pool this morning.<br></p><p>12.06: Wow, Michael Jamieson has also produced an outstanding swim to record a time of 59.89 - that will almost certainly put him in the semi-finals.<br></p><p>12.02: And boy does he deliver, Benson recorded a time of 60.04 to finish fourth and that should be good enough to reach the semis.<br></p><p>11.59: It's a busy morning in the pool as Britain's Craig Benson aims to reach the semi-finals of the men's 100m breaststroke. The 18-year-old will need to be at his best though.<br></p><p>11.54: Michael Phelps only just squeezed into the 400m medley final and the American admits the heat times took him by surprise:</p><p>'I didn't expect those guys to go that fast in the heats. I just wanted to get some good turns, carry my speed in and out of the walls. A final spot is a final spot.'</p><p>'I think the only thing that matters is getting a spot. You can't get the gold medal from the morning.'<br></p><p>11.51: So Siling takes the first gold medal but sadly for Britain, McIntosh failed to make the final. She remains upbeat though and sees her first Olympics as a positive experience.</p><p>McIntosh said: 'We're not exactly used to that but it was phenomenal. I just want to thank everybody that came along and showed their support today. That was absolutely fantastic.</p><p>'It took a wee bit to get used to, but actually I found it really helped. It gave me something to laugh about, which helps deal with the nerves.</p><p>'It was my first Olympics, the score wasn't great. I'd have liked to be in the final but performance-wise I felt like I handled it really well. You live and learn.</p><p>I'm going back to bed. I'm so tired from getting up so early. I've got another event in a week's time (the 50m rifle 3 position) so I guess I just go away and think about that and come down from this high I'm on right now and get ready for my next match.'<br></p><p>11.48: Sadly for Wilmott she fails to make the cut, but Miley has indeed made the final of the 400m medley which will take place tonight.</p><p>She is up against it though, she was five seconds off the fastest time in those heats despite winning her race.<br></p><p>11.44: So over to the final heat where Aimee Wilmott hopes to join her British compatriot in the final.<br></p><p>11.43: Top swim from Miley, who is given a huge cheer by the home crowd after winning her heat with a time of 4:34.98 - that should take her to the final.<br></p><p>11.40: Over to the gymnastics at the O2 Arena, Britain have made a solid start with a score of 44.199 on the rings.</p><p>It's considered their weakest of the six-set apparatus but that is a positive start.<br></p><p>11.37: The Queen is in attendance at the Aquatic Centre this morning, which is where Britain's Hannah Miley is about to start her 400m medley heat.<br></p><p>11.32: There is still a pack of 12 that have broken away in the Road race with the gap back to the Brits now up to five minutes. Nothing to panic about just yet though.<br></p><p>11.28: Rowing has been strong for the Brits this morning with the Men's Lightweight Four dominating the heats to reach the semi-final.</p><p>Plenty of the British rowers have spoken of the huge buzz they get in the final 200 meters when they can hear the home crowd's cheer.<br></p><p>11.24: CHINA TAKE THE FIRST GOLD MEDAL OF LONDON 2012</p><p>Sylvia Bogacka let nerves get the better of her as Yi Siling takes gold in the women's 10m Air Rifle in her first Olympic Games.<br></p><p>11.20: From Sportsmail's Alex Kay:</p><p>Looks like the first gold medal of the Games is going to Poland... three round to go.<br></p><p>11.16: There was nearly more drama in the swimming with Michael Phelps only just squeezing into the final of the 400m medley.</p><p>Rival Ryan Lochte will also join him in the final.<br></p><p>11.12: Drama in the third heat...big drama! Olympic champion Park Taehwan won the race but has been disqualified.</p><p>What for we are not too sure, but it's likely to be for a false start.</p><p>It can't be for anything else but there didn't seem to be anything wrong with the Korean's start. All will be revealed I hope.</p><p>Britain's David Carry finished third with a time of 3:47.25 - that will put him through to the final.<br></p><p>11.08: From Sportsmail's Alex Kay:</p><p>Shooting surprisingly good to watch. Very tense final, this. Barely anything separating the eight.<br></p><p>11.06: There has been a breakaway bunch in the Cycling Road Race, but the British riders are at the front of the pelotan as the race edges towards Box Hill. There is 205km of the 250km race to go with the Brit's just over four minutes behind.<br></p><p>11.02: A decent swim form Renwick but his second place might not be enough, with a slower than average heat. 3:47.44 the Brit's time.<br></p><p>10.59: Back to the Aquatic Centre for Brit watch, with Robbie Renwick about to start his heat for the 400m freestyle.<br></p><p>10.57: Argentina eventually fell away but despite Britain overtaking them, it's New Zealand that win the heat by ending the strongest. All three go to the semi-finals - with the world champions setting a new Olympic record at 6:11.30.<br></p><p>10.53: A good start from Britain but at the half-way point it's Argentina who lead narrowly from Lucas and Townsend with New Zealand a close third.<br></p><p>10.50: Sticking with water but back to rowing as Britain's Bill Lucas and Sam Townsend take on Estonia, New Zealand and Argentina in the Men's Double Sculls. <br></p><p>10.47: Likewise from Britain's Ellen Gandy who also ended strongly to record a time of 58.25 in her heat - again that should see her through with one to go.<br></p><p>10.44: A reasonably good start from Britain's Fran Halsall who finishes second in her 100m Butterfly heat with a time of 58.23 - that should be enough to take her into the semi-finals.<br></p><p>10.40: From Infostrada 2012:</p><p>Katerina Emmons (W 10m air rifle) won the very 1st gold medal in Beijing. She can also become 1st gold medallist.</p><p>The Czech star only just made the final though with Pole Sylvia Bogacka and Chinese Siling Yi recording scores of 399 out of 400.<br></p><p>10.36: As we saw earlier, Britain crashed out of the men's team archery competition to a very impressive Ukraine side at Lord's, and team member Larry Godfrey touched on went wrong:</p><p>Godfrey said: I'm not really sure. We all went high and whether that was the adrenaline pumping or what I don't know. <br></p><p>'We were slow to adjust and they came out and smashed it straight away. 223 is a good score and 212 is way below our usual standard, we'll have to have a chat to see what went wrong.'<br></p><p>10.32: Michael Phelps has made his mark at the London 2012 Games, winning his Swimming 400m medley heat looking like he had more left in reserve.</p><p>That should see him through to the final providing six more swimmers don't better his four minutes 13.33 seconds time in the final heat (highly unlikely.)<br></p><p>10.28: Just to highlight how up-and-down it's been for the Brits this morning, Ashley Mckenzie has crashed out of the Men's -60kg judo, losing to Hiroaki Hiraoka.<br></p><p>10.24: A cracking race sees Germany win and qualify for the final, but Britain ran them close in second place and they go into the repechages along with the Netherlands and Canada. On this evidence I fancy them to reach the final too.<br></p><p>10.19: More rowing action now with the Men's Eight. Britain are up against Canada, Germany and the Netherlands in a high quality opening heat.<br></p><p>10.14: It was the Women's 10m shooting that started things off this morning, but in a very close qualifying section, Britain's Jennifer McIntosh has missed out on a place in the final with a score of 392 out of 400.</p><p>The top eight go through and the 20-year-old finished 36th - highlighting just how much of a perfectionist you need to be to progress in that event.<br></p><p>10.09: After the success of the women's pairs earlier, sadly it's bad news from Eton Dornery as Great Britain's women are out of the Quadruple Sculls.</p><p>Ukraine cruised to an easy win with Australia and New Zealand pipping the team of Melanie Wilson, Beth Rodford, Frances Houghton and Debbie Flood at the line.<br></p><p>10.05: Some interesting comments from Great Britain cycling manager Dave Brailsford before the event, who admits all of Britain's hopes on Cavendish:</p><p>Brailsford said: 'There's no doubt they (the team) are riding for one rider. They've got no aspirations for themselves. It's all for Cav. We have all our eggs in one basket.</p><p>'There are certain teams who want a bunch sprint, and it's up to the other teams to stop us having a bunch sprint. That's the intrigue. It's a very, very long race. They'll be attacking early but that doesn't always work either so it will be a game of intrigue this one, for sure.</p><p>'There is confidence, bit of nervousness, excitement, expectation, it's all of those things that make you think, well, we're ready to go.'<br></p><p>10.00: We are underway in the men's Road Race, in just over six hours time hopefully we will see Cavendish ride home to claim gold. Very sunny conditions down at The Mall and I'm pleased to say there is a large crowd too.<br></p><p>9.55: Concerning Cavendish's road race, the big talking point on a relativley flat course is Box Hill.</p><p>It could be where the race is won and lost with many riders aiming to get in front of the Brit on the high terrain section, knowing the Manx Missile will probably blow everyone away in the sprint down to The Mall at the end of the race.<br></p><p>9.50: Just 10 minutes to go until Mark Cavendish begins his quest for Olympic gold in the Cycling road race.</p><p>While there is more Brits on show in the Men's -60kg Judo.</p><p>Ashley McKenzie takes on Hiroaki Hiraoka in eight minute's time, with the Japanese last year's World Championship runner-up.<br></p><p>9.45: Don't forget folks if you want to check out live results, a guide to the sports or even look at the schedule just click on the links in the green box to the right.<br></p><p>9.41: From InfostradaLive:</p><p>Great Britain's Glover/Stanning set a new #Olympic record in heats of women's pairs #rowing, breaking Australia's record set in 1996.<br></p><p>9.38: Excellent stuff from the Brits who set an Olympic record of 6 minutes and 57 seconds to move into the final.</p><p>The American's finish a boat length behind to also seal a final spot, with Romania in third.<br></p><p>9.35: And an excellent start for the British pair who stretch into nearly a boat length's lead at the halfway point.</p><p>The big surprise sees Olympic champions Romania struggling in fourth.<br></p><p>9.30: Over to the rowing at Eton Dorney, where British pair Helen Glover and Heather Stanning will attempt to come through their first heat against Romania, Argentina, Germany and the USA. Very nice and sunny in that part of the world.<br></p><p>9.24: Back to that mixed badminton doubles match this morning involving Poland and Japan, it's actually part of a reschedule following a complaint from the Poles.</p><p> The pair successfully challenged a change to the London 2012 programme that left them playing twice in one day.</p><p>Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Zieba complained after the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced dramatic revisions to the playing schedule on the eve of the competition.</p><p>The changes would have meant Mateusiak and Zieba playing both the Danish pair of Joachim Fischer and Christinna Pedersen and Canadians Toby Ng and Grace Gao on Monday.</p><p>Zieba said: 'We are so angry because it is only one day before competition. For us, it's worse because the Japanese is a big, important match.'</p><p>The BWF made the alterations after realising they had not followed their own regulations concerning group matches when drawing up the schedule.</p><p>The rules stipulate that when using a round-robin stage, as they are for the first round in London, the highest-ranked participants in each group must play the lowest first.<br></p><p>9.21: Two scores of 10 from Wills and Terry ensure Britain end on a high but Ukraine hold their nerve to clinch a 223-212 victory. They will face South Korea in the last eight but sadly for GB they are the first team out.<br></p><p>9.18: Final round and with the lead still at 11 - only a very, very poor round from Ukraine can deny them a quarter-final spot now.<br></p><p>9.16: Nines are not a bad score but another three of them from GB are heavily punished as Ukraine increase their lead to 12.</p><p>Six arrows to go for each side and Ukraine effectively have one foot in the quarter-finals.<br></p><p>9.14: The lead down to nine with GB even hitting a 10 score dead centre of the target - Robin Hood stuff that.<br></p><p>9.11: At the half-way point GB are in huge trouble. They are a full 10 points behind Ukraine now with Simon Terry, Larry Godfrey and Alan Wills struggling with the range and possible wind. many of the arrows simply too far up the target.<br></p><p>9.08: The lead up to six now with a score of 84, with Ukraine even able to afford hitting a seven.</p><p>9.06: From InfostradaLive:</p><p>China has won the table tennis women's singles event at last 6 #Olympics, one behind the active record streak by any NOC in any event.<br></p><p>9.05: And that lead increases to four as Ukraine stay ahead on 57 points - a poor seven score letting the hosts down in that previous round.<br></p><p>9.02: Not a good start either. GB fire a respectable 27 in the opening round but Ukraine hit 29.<br></p><p>8.59: And the bad news is GB have never beaten the eastern Europeans in four previous matches...<br></p><p>8.54: All women's events those...except for the Archery at Lords where Ukraine are about to take on Great Britain in an elimination match at Lord's cricket ground.<br></p><p>8.52: More events about to get underway with Archery, Basketball, Beach Volleyball and Table Tennis set to get underway at nine o'clock.<br></p><p>8.47: The mixed doubles in badminton is scheduled to feature Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier for Britain in around an hour's time when they take on Russia in Group A.</p><p>The pair are a good shout to claim a medal but there is already a minor shock on the cards with Poland a game up against Japan in Group B.<br></p><p>8.42: Regarding Cavendish later this morning, there shouldn't be too much concern he has just come off the back of Toure de France.</p><p>The Manx Missle has already commented that his training recently was to build his overall strength at the expense of explosive power - but we will find out later on today if that will be to his benefit.<br></p><p>8.35: And it's the shooting where we will get our first gold medal later this morning.</p><p>It's qualifying for the final that is taking place now and the good news is McIntosh is off to a decent start, firing a 99 score. Still early days though.<br></p><p>8.30: From Sportsmail's :</p><p>Right! Off to the royal artillery for the first medal of the games. Worried athletes won't be able to get their guns through security checks.<br></p><p>8.25: Susan Egelstaff is Britain's hope for the women's singles in badminton.</p><p>But it seems the smart money is with the Chinese...</p><p>:</p><p>Since 2000, Chinese #badminton players have lost 9 #Olympic women's singles matches &#8211; but 6 of them were against fellow Chinese players.</p><p>8.20: Gold medal hopeful, on Twitter:</p><p>En-route to The Mall... In less than 2hours we'll be riding the Olympic Road Race.<br></p><p>8.15: While they load up their bullets at The Royal Artillery Barracks, the Badminton is set to get underway at 8.30am at Wembley Arena.</p><p>The Women's Singles and Mixed Doubles are first to serve.<br></p><p>8.10: First up though is the Women's 10m Air Rifle where Jennifer McIntosh features for Britain - that starts in just five minutes time.<br></p><p>8.05: Right, there are LOADS of events happening today but the main one this morning will be the Men's Road Race at 10am where Britain's Mark Cavendish will be going for gold..</p><p>8.00: Let the Games begin! Footballers and archers may have already made their own Olympic headlines, but after last night's entertaining opening ceremony, London 2012 is fully up and running.</p><p>Good morning and welcome to Sportsmail's live coverage of the Olympic Games.</p><p></p>?LIVE: Olympics - follow all the latest action unfolding on day seven<p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:03:00 GMT, 3 August 2012 UPDATED:21:21 GMT, 3 August 2012</p><p>You can keep track of all the latest news, views and pictures from the Olympic Park and beyond with our live coverage. This is your ultimate guide to all the action as it unfolds during London 2012...</p><p>If you want to get in touch, contact me on or Twitter </p><p>22.20: I seem to be saying this every evening but what a day that was... I don't know where to begin, but I suppose the logical place to start is with Great Britain's first gold medal of the day, which came at Eton Dorney where Katherine Grainger ended her Olympic hoodoo to win gold in the double sculls alongside Anna Watkins. Also in the rowing, Alan Campbell in the men's single sculls, and George Nash and William Satch in the men's pair all won bronze. Just a day after Gemma Gibbons' silver - Britain's first judo medal in 12 years - Karina Bryant won bronze in the +78kg category. Then, at the Velodrome, the men's team pursuiters won gold and were quickly followed by Vicoria Pendleton topping the podium in the keirin. There was another bronze medal for a tearful Rebecca Adlington in the 800m freestyle at the Aquatic Centre. And finally, Jessica Ennis has a comfortable lead heading into the second and final day of the heptathlon tomorrow after two brilliant runs in the 100m hurdles and the 200m, while Andy Murray is through to the final of the tennis after beating Novak Djokovic on Centre Court at WImbledon... Phew! Join Rik Sharma for more live coverage from 8am tomorrow. Adios. <br></p><p>22.09: Sally Kipyego and Vivian Cheruiyot won silver and bronze respectively in the 10,000 metres, but that race was all about Dibaba, who streaked clear with a 62-second final lap. <br></p><p>22.02: Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba wins the women's 10,000 metres to take her third Olympic gold... <br></p><p>21.59: Here's what Jessica Ennis has had to say after taking a lead into the final day of the heptathlon tomorrow: 'I'm knackered, I'm so tired. It's a great way to end the first day. To lead after the first day makes me really happy. I never knew I was going to run as fast but to get a personal best on day one is amazing. I am going to go back and look at what I have to do tomorrow. I have to make sure everything is really solid for tomorrow. I know it sounds really cheesy but running round the bend, you really hear the crowd and it just lifts you.'<br></p><p>21.57: We've got two Ethiopians and two Kenyans now battling it out in the 10,000 metres with two laps to go. <br></p><p>21.53: Team GB have lost that thriller against France in overtime, but what a fight they put up. Valiant defeat, sadly, is becoming a recurring theme for both the men's and women's basketball teams this Olympics. <br></p><p>21.47: Team GB's women may be already out of the basketball tournament but their determined to go down fighting. They've taken France into overtime after the fourth quarter ended at 67-67. <br></p><p>21.42: Tomasz Majewski of Poland has won the first gold medal inside the Olympic Stadium, retaining his shot put title from four years ago. David Strol of Germany takes the silver. Reese Hoffa of the US takes bronze. <br></p><p>21.37: Selby wins it 19-15 despite a two-point penalty in the last round. That puts him into the last eight of the flyweight competition. <br></p><p>21.31: Selby now leads 12-8 after the second round over at the ExCeL... <br></p><p>21.30: The women's 10,000m final is under way in the Olympic Stadium, where Britain's Jo Pavey and Julia Bleasdale are running. <br></p><p>21.28: British flyweight Andrew Selby has taken the first round of his bout with Ilyas Suleimenov of Kazakhstan 6-5.<br></p><p>21.20: It's full-time in the women's football and Team GB have been beaten 2-0 by Canada and are out of the tournament. A disappointing end to a promising campaign from Hope Powell's team. <br></p><p>21.19: More great news from the Olympic Park is that both Greg Rutherford and Chris Tomlinson are both into long jump final... and the reigning champion Irving Saladino is out, meaning there is a real medal chance for both Brits. <br></p><p>21.15: Ennis takes the lead in the heptathlon! She collects 1,096 points with that time of 22.83 seconds. <br></p><p>21.13: It's a photo finish between Ennis and Schippers... <br></p><p>21.11: It's time for Jessica Ennis' 200m heat... <br></p><p>21.09: Boos ring around the stadium as Team GB see one of the most blatant penalties you'll ever see completely ignore by the referee. It looked stone-wall in real time, and even more so on the slow-mo as the Canadian defender slid straight through the back of Aluko without getting anywhere near the ball. Let's hope they won't be made to rue that decision. Six minutes left... <br></p><p>21.02: Meanwhile, Team GB still trail Canada 2-0 in Coventry. There's under 15 minutes left and they're throwing everyone forward - can they turn it around? <br></p><p>21.01: Adrian Zielinski of Poland has won the men's 85kg weightlifting.<br></p><p>20.59: A result I didn't bring you from earlier - although I think I can be excused given all the drama in the Velodrome, the Aquatic Centre and at Wimbledon - was that Great Britain's women's volleyball team have lost to the Dominican Republic in straight sets. <br></p><p>20.55: Great Britain's Louise Hazel has just won her heat in the heptathlon 200m. Jessica Ennis' heat is coming up soon as she will be buoyed by the news that current leader Austra Skujyte of Lithuania finished down in seventh in that race. <br></p><p>20.52: Back over to the Olympic Stadium now and Ross Murray and Andrew Baddeley have just qualified for the semi-finals of the 1500m.<br></p><p>20.48: A tearful Rebecca Adlington has just collected her bronze medal to a standing ovation in the Aquatic Centre. Here is what she had to say after the race: 'I am not disappointed I have got a bronze medal so there is nothing to be ashamed of, what I am disappointed more in is the time. I do not know whether the expectations and environment got the better of me. I gave it all and I hope that people at home see that. I am proud to be on the podium,' she added. 'The pressure has been hard to deal with over the past four years, no other Brit has ever won two gold medals.'</p><p>20.43: Meanwhile, Fran Halsall is into the women's 50m freestyle final. <br></p><p>20.36: This night just gets better and better, let's hope Hope can inspire Team GB to turn around their 2-0 deficit against Canada in Coventry - the second half has just got under way. <br></p><p>20.31: HE'S DONE IT! Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic 7-5, 7-5. He will play Roger Federer in the final on Sunday, just a month after the two faced each other in the Wimbledon final. Will it be a different outcome this time? Let's hope so! Just a point about the final, it will be played over five sets. <br></p><p>20.30: Match point Murray.<br></p><p>20.26: Back in the pool and a bit of a shock in the men's 50m freestyle, France's Florent Manaudou wins ahead of Cullen Jones into silver.<br></p><p>20.21: Up in Coventry it is half time and Canada lead Team GB 2-0. Work to do for Powell's girls.<br></p><p>20.18: Mixed night for Britain's female sprinters as Abi Oyepitan makes it through the 100m heats but Anyika Onoura has failed.</p><p>20.13: Back in the stadium and British long jumper Greg Rutherford has jumped 8.08m with his first jump, which is 2cm of automatic qualification. Good start.<br></p><p>20.08: Over at Wimbledon it is going with serve in the second set between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, it is 4-4, Murray leads 1-0 in sets.<br></p><p>20.03: GOAL! It's all going Pete Tong up in Coventry as Canada take a 2-0 lead over Team GB through Christine Sinclair. Hope Powell's girls have it all to do now. <br></p><p>20.01: Jessica Ennis has dropped to second in the heptathlon after finishing ninth in the shot put. There's still the 200m to come later though and she is ahead of her main rivals Natallia Dobrynska and Tatyana Chernova.<br></p><p>19.56: Katie Ledecky of the US wins gold! What a remarkable race that was - no-one saw that coming... Adlington will have to settle for another bronze as Belmonte-Garcia takes silver. <br></p><p>19.55: Belmonte Garcia has come out of nowhere to move into second. Ledecky still leads with Adlington in third at 700m... <br></p><p>19.53: Ledecky from Adlington from Friis at 500m. Ledecky is well ahead of World record time here... <br></p><p>19.52: Adlington is up to second at 300m. This is a very, very fast race... <br></p><p>19.51: Ledecky of the US has gone off like a shot and leads after 200m, but Adlington isn't far behind... <br></p><p>19.50: GOAL! Canada lead Team GB in the women's football through Jonelle Filigno.<br></p><p>19.49: Adlington is third at 100m... <br></p><p>19.46: What a roar for Adlington! Can she win our fourth gold medal of the day? <br></p><p>19.45: Italy have won bronze in the men's team sabre fencing.<br></p><p>19.42: Michael Phelps wins it! He was down in seventh at the turn but he stormed back to pip a mightily close race... Le Clos - eighth at the turn - takes silver, tied with Evgeny Korotyshkin of Russia. <br></p><p>19.40: It's Phelps v Le Clos Round II in the 100m butterfly... <br></p><p>19.38: Murray saves a break point to hold in the opening game of the second set. <br></p><p>19.36: Missy Franklin wins gold with a new World Record! Simmonds swam brilliantly to finish fourth - considering she qualified eighth. Anastasia Zueva of Russia takes the silver and Elizabeth Beisel of the US bronze. <br></p><p>19.34: Franklin leads on World Record pace at 100m... <br></p><p>19.32: First up in the pool tonight it's the women's 200m backstroke final. The favourites for this one are the Americans Elizabeth Beisel and Missy Franklin, while Lizzie Simmonds of Great Britain also swims. <br></p><p>19.30: I've got one eye on the swimming and one on the tennis for you, but fear not, I'll bring you goal updates from the women's football too where Team GB are taking Canada for a place in the semi-finals... What a night!</p><p>19.25: Andy Murray wins the first set against Novak Djokovic 7-5! The Scot is on fire out on Centre Court and seals the set with a beautiful forehand passing shot. <br></p><p>19.23: What a day it's been so far, and there's plenty more in store... Michael Phelps goes for yet another gold in the pool, Team GB start their women's football quarter-final against Canada very soon, there's latest leg of Jessica Ennis' bid for heptathlon gold in the 200m, and there's the small matter of Rebecca Adlington going for a second consecutive Olympic gold in the 800m freestyle in around half an hour's time... Oh, and Andy Murray is taking on Novak Djokovic in the tennis semi-finals. <br></p><p>19.16: Make that 5-5 in the first set... <br></p><p>19.14: Still no breaks at Wimbledon with Djokovic serving at 4-5 in the first set. Both he and Murray look on top form. <br></p><p>19.09: A great ride from Vicky who countered Meares' early move to take the lead on the penultimate lap and pip Guo Shuang of China to the line. Meares was well down in fifth as Wai Sze Lee of Hong Kong took a shock bronze. <br></p><p>19.06: VICTORIA PENDLETON WINS GOLD IN THE WOMEN'S KEIRIN! <br></p><p>19.05: One lap before they're released... <br></p><p>19.02: Here we go then. Will it be Pendleton or Meares? Or will we see an upset? We'll find out in a couple of minutes time... <br></p><p>19.00: Here's what Geraint Thomas had to say after he and the rest of the Great Britain men's pursuit team won gold with a new World Record: 'The amount work we had to put in since November in Manchester was full-on. I was ill last week so it has been hard mentally.'<br></p><p>18.56: A shock result in the women's football: Brazil are out after losing 2-0 to Japan. Great Britain take on Canada at 7.30pm for a place in the semi-finals - I'll keep you posted on that one. <br></p><p>18.50: Great scenes inside the Velodrome as the crowd stand to applaud Clancy, Thomas, Kennaugh and Burke as they receive their gold medals. Pendleton is up next in the keirin final. Can she make it three golds already on the track for Great Britain? <br></p><p>18.44: Murray and Djokovic are going with serve in their opening set - it's 2-2 at Wimbledon. <br></p><p>18.36: I forgot to mention that before that race, New Zealand won the bronze... Great Britain move back above France in the medal table with that gold. <br></p><p>18.35: What a ride that was. We were expecting gold, by not by such a comfortable margin. Hats off to Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh and Steven Burke.<br></p><p>18.32: GREAT BRITAIN HAVE WON GOLD WITH A NEW WORLD RECORD!!! Australia take silver finishing 2.9 seconds back... Incredible!<br></p><p>18.30: Great Britain lead by 0.3 seconds after 1750 metres... <br></p><p>18.28: The team pursuit final is about to get under way. Great Britain vs Australia. Here we go... <br></p><p>18.27: Here's what an exhausted Juan Martin Del Potro had to say after he lost 19-17 in the deciding set to Roger Federer in their semi-final earlier: 'It is tough to speak now, I feel sad, but Roger made a fantastic match, he is a good winner. When you lose you can't see the good things. I'm very sad at the moment. I just hope I will be better before my mixed doubles match. It's not an easy situation, someone always has to win these matches and today it was him. In other big matches it has been my turn, such as the US Open (2009), but this time it was his.'<br></p><p>18.22: So we're just waiting for the men's team pursuit final to get under way, as well as Andy Murray's semi-final against Novak Djokovic. We've also got the women's keirin final coming up when Victoria Pendleton will go head-to-head with Anna Meares, women's football as Team GB take on Canada, more action from the Olympic Stadium as Jessica Ennis continues her heptathlon campaign, and we've also got Rebecca Adlington's 880m freestyle final coming up at 7.43pm... That should be enough to whet the appetite! <br></p><p>18.14: Serena Williams has thrashed Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-2 in just over an hour to set up a gold medal clash with Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon. Andy Murray is next on Centre Court...</p><p>18.13: Here's what Ben Ainslie had to say after finishing sixth and first in today's Finn class races, putting himself in a strong position to challenge for gold on Sunday: 'The last two days have been huge, to draw back those points. It's going to be a very important race. It's a huge opportunity to race in front of a home crowd. Obviously there's a lot at stake but it is going to be fantastic.'<br></p><p>18.05: Pendleton wins it! We're all set up for a ding-dong battle between her and Meares in the final later on... <br></p><p>18.01: Anna Meares wins the first heat, Pendleton goes now in the second... <br></p><p>17.56: Sensational stuff there from the British women, who look a dead-cert for a gold tomorrow. Next up it's Pendleton in the second round of the keirin. <br></p><p>17.52: What a ride! It's a new World Record for the women's team pursuiters in their qualifier and they're nearly four seconds clear of the rest of the field!<br></p><p>17.48: Great Britain are half a second up already on the first lap of their team pursuit qualifier... <br></p><p>17.41: Williams has won the first set against Azarenka 6-1 and is a break up in the second with just 31 minutes gone in the match, Murray could be on sooner than we thought... <br></p><p>17.37: Canada have set the pace so far in the women's team pursuit. Great Britain will go last with Australia and New Zealand still to go. <br></p><p>17.33: Serena Williams is leading Victoria Azarenka 4-1 in a repeat of the Wimbledon semi-final in the women's tennis tournament. Andy Murray is due on Centre Court after the completion of that match, and as a result of the length of Federer and Del Potro's semi-final, his mixed doubles match with Laura Robson will be put back to tomorrow. <br></p><p>17.28: Here's what Mark Cavendish had to say to the BBC on hearing the news of Baranova's failed drugs test: 'It is frustrating. Our sport has been dragged through a lot, really dragged through the mud. It is always in the spotlight. Our sport has put in so much money and effort, and a few individuals just don't care and it's not fair on the rest of us. It really winds me up. It's really disappointing.'</p><p>17.26: It's full time over at the Riverbank Arena and Great Britain's men have beaten Pakistan 4-0. <br></p><p>17.18: Next up at the Velodrome we have the women's team pursuit qualifying, where world champions and world record holders Great Britain are the favourites. <br></p><p>17.09: Mark Cavendish is feeling the heat in the Velodrome. He has just tweeted: 'The temperature is increasing to "cooking" here in the Velodrome. If anybody is watching on BBC, I apologise for my shiny, sweaty head!'<br></p><p>17.06: Goal! Great Britain go 3-0 up against Pakistan courtesy of Ashley Jackson. <br></p><p>17.04: BREAKING NEWS - Russian track cyclist Victoria Baranova has failed a drugs test, and has been sent home from the Olympics.<br></p><p>17.01: That Judo gold for Teddy Riner of France has pushed Great Britain down to fifth in the medal table. A couple of golds tonight though will see that change, and we have plenty of opportunities in store: the men's team pursuit's gold medal race-off is at around 6pm, Victoria Pendleton should be in the keirin final at 6.40pm, and Rebecca Adlington swims in the 800m freestyle final. at 7.43pm.</p><p>16.52: Roger Federer has beaten Juan Martin Del Potro 3-6, 7-6, 19-17. What a match! Federer will face either Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray in the final. <br></p><p>16.46: The British men's team pursuiters have beaten Denmark with consummate ease and will face Australia in the gold medal race, which is scheduled for 6pm. New Zealand and Russia will ride-off for bronze at 5.55pm. <br></p><p>16.44: Federer has broken Del Potro and will serve for the match at 18-17... what a thriller that one has been. Does Del Potro have anything left in the tank? <br></p><p>16.40: Next up in Round 1 of the men's team pursuit are Great Britain up against Denmark. They set a new World Record last night... <br></p><p>16.36: Teddy Riner of France has won gold in the men's +100kg Judo, with Russia's Alexander Mikhaylin winning silver.<br></p><p>16.33: Great Britian's men's hockey team are currently 2-0 up against Pakistan over at the Riverbank Arena. <br></p><p>16.25: Over at Wimbledon - where Del Potro has managed to save three break points at 14-14 against Federer - Maria Sharapova is into the women's final after beating Russian compatriot Maria Kirilenko 6-2, 6-3. <br></p><p>16.23: In the women's +78kg Judo event that saw Karina Bryant win bronze, Idalys Ortiz of Cuba has won gold, beating Japan's Mika Sugimoto into silver medal position.<br></p><p>16.20: The medal news continues to fly in as Oh Jin Hyek of South Korea wins individual gold in the archery ove at Lord's, beating Takahuru Furukawa of Japan to silver.<br></p><p>16.18: It's gone from Bad-minton to Good-minton for the Chinese, whose pair of Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei have won gold in the mixed doubles event.<br></p><p>16.16: Rafael Silva of Brazil has also won bronze in the men's +100kg Judo.<br></p><p>16.15: Xiaoxiang Dai of China has won bronze in the men's individual archery over at Lord's<br></p><p>16.13: Andreas Toelzer of Germany has won bronze in the men's +100kg Judo.</p><p>16.12: A brilliant ride from Pendleton sees her just snatch it on the line from world champion Anna Meares. Those two both go straight into the next round. <br></p><p>16.09: Del Potro now leads Federer 14-13 at Wimbledon, surely that one can't out-do Tsonga and Raonic's record-breaking 25-23 marathon final set earlier this week? <br></p><p>16.06: Kristina Vogel of Germany has won that first heat from Ekaterina Gnidenko of Russia - they automatically qualify for Round 2. Pendleton goes in the next heat. <br></p><p>16.04: Round 1 of the women's keirin is under way and kicks off the second evening of action in the Velodrome... <br></p><p>16.01: But as Victoria Pendleton prepares to return to the Velodrome I now must hand you over to Joe Ridge, who is still buzzing after seeing Chris Hoy take a historic fifth gold medal last night.</p><p>Ridge can keep that one but nothing is taking away the special moment from earlier today when I saw Grainger finally take gold in the rowing!</p><p>Before my tears start rolling again, I will sign off. Over to you Joe...</p><p>15.56: Federer looks in deep trouble on Centre Court as he falls to 0-30. But the Swiss star isn't world No. 1 for nothing and quickly rallies four consecutive points to level up again at 12-12.<br></p><p>15.51: And still the madness continues on Centre Court as Del Potro leads 12-11 against Federer. This final set has been going on for nearly two hours.<br></p><p>15.46: We are literally fighting our way into medal contention a the ExCeL. <br></p><p>Fred Evans has beaten Egidijus Kavaliauskas in the last 16 of the boxing men's welterweight - upping his tempo in the final round.<br></p><p>15.42: My word, what drama! Del Potro breaks straight back and he does it to love! It's now 10-10 at Centre Court for the tennis - breathtaking stuff.<br></p><p>15.39: Federer breaks! The Swiss now leads 10-9 over Del Potro as he prepares to serve for the match...surely he can hold.<br></p><p>15.34: Fabulous stuff from Bryant who comes from behind to win with two Waza-aris!</p><p>Typical, you wait 12 years for one judo medal and two come along in successive days!<br></p><p>15.29: KARINA BRYANT WINS BRONZE IN THE WOMEN'S JUDO +78KG<br></p><p>15.24: The drama goes on at Centre Court - it's now 8-8 between Federer and Del Potro in the final set of their semi-final.<br></p><p>15.19: Bryant is back on at the ExCeL as she takes on Iryna Kindzerska of Ukraine. This is the start of the bronze medal repechage for the Brit.<br></p><p>15.14: It's not Wimbledon as we know it but it has all the tension of a grand slam semi-final on Centre Court.</p><p>It's now 7-7 between Federer and Del Potro.<br></p><p>15.09: Good news for Ainslie as his chess-like tactics have come off perfectly.</p><p>He wins the penultimate race in the Finn ahead of Postma and Christensen to cut the latter's lead to just two points.</p><p>A repeat result in the final race on Sunday I believe will hand the Brit his fourth gold medal.<br></p><p>15.04: Leuris Pupo wins gold for Cuba in the Men's 25m Rapid-fire Pistol.<br></p><p>14.59: Into extra-time in the tennis (not a technical term) as Federer and Del Potro are level at 6-6 in the final set.</p><p>No tie-breaks here folks - this has to end by two clear games.<br></p><p>14.54: Ainslie comfortably leads Christensen in the Finn, but that isn't good news.</p><p>The Brit needs the Dane to be further back in the order, so takes the bold move to slow down and allow the Dutch to catch up.</p><p>It works as Pieter-Jan Postma moves into second and Ainslie sails clear in the lead.<br></p><p>14.49: We are about to get underway again in the Equestrian following a break, where Charlotte Dujardin of Britain leads on Valergo with an Olympic record of 83.663 in the dressage.</p><p>Britain also lead the team event ahead of Denmark and the United States. Germany have yet to complete their runs though and will feature in the top three at least.</p><p>Remember though, no medals are awarded today.<br></p><p>14.44: I started the day by saying Murray would be up at 3pm...no chance of that folks.</p><p>Del Potro and Federer are still going hammer and tongs on Centre Court and after them Victoria Azarenka takes on Serena Williams....then it's Murray's semi-final with Novak Djokovic.<br></p><p>14.41: Two penalties are the undoing of Bryant who loses by the slim scoreline of 1-0. She now go into a bronze medal repechage.</p><p>It doesn't get easier - she is the defending champion.<br></p><p>14.38: Sugimoto looks the more likely to score here but Bryant is defending well. One minute left.<br></p><p>14.36: Ainslie leads the tenth Finn race at Weymouth with Christensen down in fourth. Should the result stay like that the Brit would lead going into the final race on Sunday.<br></p><p>14.33: Over to the ExCeL now where Karina Bryant takes on world champion Sugimoto.</p><p>Bryant's best performance of the games is the quarter-finals at Athens in 2004 so she is up against it.<br></p><p>14.28: The second concerns the COMPLETED standings after round two of the heptathlon.</p><p>Ennis leads Fountain of the USA but our own whipper-snapper Johnson-Thompson is in third. That's a triple dose isn't it?<br></p><p>14.25: Double dose of Brit good news coming up. The first concerns Alex Smith, remember him?</p><p>He was the British hammer thrower whose chances I wrote off of making the finals. <br></p><p>Guess what he's just done by finishing 11th?</p><p>I'll give you a clue, there are 12 competitors in the final.<br></p><p>14.20: Coming up shortly is Karina Bryant's +78kg judo bout with Mika Sugimoto of Japan.</p><p>A win would guarantee a medal for the Brit but defeat would still give her an opportunity at bronze later....let's aim high though.<br></p><p>14.15: There is a tight men's semi-final at Wimbledon with Juan Martin del Potro just three points off sealing a 2-0 victory over Roger Federer at one point.</p><p>But the only problem was it came at tie-break with Federer on set-point, and the Swiss star slammed home an ace to move the match into a decider.<br></p><p>14.10: One final report from the Olympic Stadium from me. The men's 3000m steeple chase has been completed with Stuart Stokes of Britain finishing 12th in his heat, therefore he wont make the final.</p><p>He won't qualify but at 35-years-old the Olympic Games in London is how he will end his career.<br></p><p>14.05: Ben Ainslie has already lost one race narrowly this morning but he has just gone off in the Finn at Weymouth for the tenth and final regatta before the medal event.</p><p>The Brit is currently second overall - four points behind the Dane Jonas High-Christensen.<br></p><p>14.00: Third time unlucky from Johnson-Thompson who fails to clear 1.92. She comes joint second in the event though so a great effort from her.</p><p>Overall, Hyleas Fountain of the United States leads Ennis, with France's Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida in third.<br></p><p>13.57: More convincing from Johnson-Thompson as she goes again at 1.92m but again the bar comes clean off. One go left but her job is already done here I think with the PB.<br></p><p>13.54: Johnson-Thompson has already set one personal best but her attempt at 1.92 ends with her jumping through the bar. She may have found her limit here.</p><p>Only Austra Skujyte of Lithuania has jumped the height so far.<br></p><p>13.49: Sadly Ennis's high jump is over as fails three times at 1.89 - which is an average performance from her,</p><p>But Jonson-Thompson continues her fine start to clear the very same height - the 19-year-old is flying.<br></p><p>13.44: Can you tell us what&#8217;s happening with the dressage. Cheers.</p><p>Dawn Bowdidge, email.<br></p><p>Of course Dawn. It's day two of the individual and team Grand Prix event at Greenwich Park.</p><p>German Kristian Spehe leads the way on Desperados with 79.119. But following behind is British pair Carl Hester and Laura Bechtolsheimer on 77.720 and 76.839 respectively.</p><p>Denmark, Australia and Germany are the top three teams with GB in fourth with nine riders to come.<br></p><p>13.39: Ennis makes her first attempt at 1.89 but she will need to do much better to clear this height after clattering into it - two more attempts to come.<br></p><p>13.36: We've had mixed conditions at the Olympic Stadium today. It's gone overcast again but there was a torrential downpour earlier on that caught one or two athletes out.<br></p><p>13.33: Also time to tell you Amy Smith won her three-race swim off and will be in the 50m freestyle semi-final along with Fran Halsall.<br></p><p>13.30: Double cheer for Britain. Both Johnson-Thompson AND Ennis clear 1.86m. A few athletes are starting to drop now in this event.<br></p><p>13.25: Worries for Ennis as she fails twice at the height of 1.86m - she needs to capitalise on Chernova's failings as she has failed to clear 1.80m.<br></p><p>13.20: And their male compatriots will join them...not in the same race obviously.</p><p>They qualified second fastest behind the USA, but it's the Americans and Australia that are hotly tipped for gold tomorrow.<br></p><p>13.15: Back to the Aquatics Centre. Britain's women in the 4x100m have reached the final despite coming fifth in their heat.</p><p>Only Holland were quicker than them in the first heat so they go through sixth fastest.<br></p><p>13.10: Katarina Johnson-Thompson is playing a good understudy to Ennis in the high jump as she also clears 1.83m.</p><p>World champion Tatyana Chernova is struggling though as she fails in her second attempt at the height of 1.80m - this not the Russian's strongest event though.<br></p><p>13.05: Alex Smith looks very unlikely to reach the men's hammer throw final having thrown 74.71 giving him 10th spot - there is more competitors to come though. <br></p><p>13.00: From Infostrada 2012: <br></p><p>Katherine Grainger won gold in W double sculls and at 4 total medals, she became the equal most decorated GBR woman in #Olympics.<br></p><p>12.55: Sergei Martynov of Belarus claims gold in the Men's 50m Rifle Prone in his sixth Olympics with a score of 705.5 points.<br></p><p>12.50: Ennis did indeed pass 1.80 on the high jump and has just gone one better to clear 1.83 at the first attempt - the joint highest of anyone so far.<br></p><p> </p><p>12.45: No tears on the podium from Grainger this time as she is presented with her gold medal, just beaming smiles.</p><p>The lip's wobbling though as 'God Save The Queen' is played but Grainger holds the tears back...for now!<br></p><p>12.40: Mahe Drysdale finally delivers on his potential to claim a gold medal for New Zealand in the Men's Single Sculls ahead of Synek for the Czechs.</p><p>Campbell came back in the 500 meters to pip the Swede of Karonen and seal a well deserved bronze.<br></p><p>12.37: ALAN CAMPBELL WINS BRONZE IN THE MEN'S SINGLE SCULLS<br></p><p>12.36: Into the last quarter Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand leads ahead of Ondrej Synek.</p><p>Campbell slips to fourth just behind Sweden's Lassi Karonen.<br></p><p>12.32: Alan Campbell now competes in the final of the men's single sculls - where he will hope to pick up a medal.</p><p>As usual he makes a strong start but it's still a tight field as he crosses the 500m mark in third.<br></p><p>12.27: The judo bug is really catching on in Britain! Karina Bryant has come back from a losing position in the last 20 seconds of her +78kg bout with Gulzhan Issanova to win and progress into semi-finals. She faces Mika Sugimoto of Japan where victory will hand her a guaranteed medal.<br></p><p>12.24: Into the high jump in the heptathlon, where Ennis has jumped 1.77 but not 1.80 as she clips the bar.</p><p>No worries yet though as she has another two attempts at it.</p><p>Johnson-Thompson has also cleared 1.77m.<br></p><p>12.21: It hardly ever looked in doubt! One of the loudest cheers I've heard at Eton Dorney greet Grainger and Watkins over the line as they maintained their two-three second gap over Australia with Poland third. Magnificent!<br></p><p>12.18: KATHERINE GRAINGER AND ANNA WATKINS WIN GOLD IN THE WOMEN'S DOUBLE SCULLS<br></p><p>12.16: The gap now 2.6 seconds to Australia! Not over yet but Britain are being roared home by the crowd.<br></p><p>12.14: At the halfway point the lead has doubled over Australia, with Poland still in third over four seconds back.<br></p><p>12.12: Britain lead by 0.7 seconds after the first 500 meteres from nearest challengers in this final, Australia. Poland are a distant third.<br></p><p>12.10: An almighty roar from the home crowd as Grainger and Watkins are introduced. Here we go, nervous doesn't begin to describe it...<br></p><p>12.07: HUGE race coming up now. Katherine Grainger will go fourth time lucky in the women's double sculls as she teams up with Anna Watkins to try and claim gold.</p><p>After three previous silvers, nothing less than top step on the podium will do for Grainger in what is her Olympic send-off.</p><p>There will be tears and lots of them whether she wins or loses.<br></p><p>12.03: One person joining Greene in the 400m semi-finals is Jack Green who finishes second in his heat with a 49.49.</p><p>But so does Williams, who qualifies as a fastest loser. Three out of three through there for the Brits.<br></p><p>11.58: No surprises as New Zealand pair Hamish Bond and Eric Murray rip apart the field to take gold in the Men's Pair. But despite being pipped by France to silver, there is cheer for Britain as Nash and Satch take our first medal of the day. Top effort from the 23-and-22-year-olds - what potential they have shown.<br></p><p>11.57: GEORGE NASH AND WILLIAM SATCH WINS BRONZE MEDAL IN THE MEN'S PAIR (ROWING)<br></p><p>11.53: New Zealand and France open up a comfortable lead at the halfway mark. Britain are third, four seconds back, but there is a mighty scrap with the other boats for a bronze medal.<br></p><p>11.50: It's final time again at Eton Dorney as Brits George Nash and William Satch attempt to upset the odds again by going for a medal in the men's pair.<br></p><p>11.45: Britain's Rhys Williams finishes fifth in his heat of the 400m hurdles, but does not look like he will make the semi-final with Greene. He does though set a season best of 49.17 - so it's not all bad news on a personal level.<br></p><p>11.41: From Infostrada 2012:</p><p>For the first time in Olympic, Japan will not win a gold medal in men's judo in an Olympic Games it is participating in #London2012.<br></p><p>11.38: Mixed news for the Brits in the Judo. Chris Sherrington is out but Karina Bryant is through to the last eight of the +78kg, beating Lucija Polavder of Slovakia with a yuko.<br></p><p>11.35: Britain falter after rising to third and they finish fifth. Germany take a dominant win to claim the gold medal in the Men's Quadruple Sculls. Croatia finish second with Australia third.<br></p><p>11.32: Dai Greene wins his heat at a canter to qualify for the semi-finals with a 48.98. Easy as that.<br></p><p>11.29: But it's over to Eton Dorney where it's the final of the Quadruple Sculls. Britain feature but Croatia and Germany are the favourites.<br></p><p>11.24: Coming up on the track is world champion Dai Green who starts his Olympic assault for Britain in the 400m hurdles.<br></p><p>11.19: Davies has finished seventh in his 1500m freestyle heat and that means he will miss out on the final. The swimmer has claimed it will probably be his last race.<br></p><p>11.14: We will be off to Eton Dorney soon where tricky wind conditions have seen lanes redrawn.</p><p>A big victim is Britain's Alan Campbell who has moved from lane five to three ahead of the single sculls final - he will now be more affected by the winds hindering his medal hopes.<br></p><p>11.09: From Sportsmail's :</p><p>My Olympic spirit being tested a bit by some of these 100m runners. I've seen pensioners run faster for a bus.<br></p><p>11.04: At the Aquatics Centre, Daniel Fogg of Great Britain has set the second fastest time in the heats of the 1500m freestyle with a time of 14:56.12. Dave Davies is up next for the hosts with the fastest eight qualifiers going to the final.<br></p><p>10.59: More bad news in the shot put too as Carl Myerscough misses out on the shot put final for Britain by quite a distance.<br></p><p>10.54: Disappointing for Britain in the handball as their women's team have lost 31-25 to Angola.<br></p><p>10.49: Good news for Britain's Yamile Aldama who has already qualified for Sunday's triple jump final. Finishing second in qualifying with a 14.45.<br></p><p>10.44: Ennis will be back again at 11.15 when the heptathlon moves onto the high jump.</p><p>Ennis equalled the time Dawn Harper clocked when winning individual 100m hurdles Gold in Beijing.<br></p><p>10.39: Ennis naturally leads the heptathlon after that with 1195 points ahead of Jessica Zelinka of Canada and Hyleas Fountain of the USA. <br></p><p>10.36: Marker...marker! She's only just gone and set the world's best time at 12.54 seconds! What a start from our golden girl in the heptathlon.<br></p><p>10.33: Wow, what a cheer for Ennis who now goes in the 100m hurdles. This is one her favoured events so we need a very strong marker laid down here.<br></p><p>10.29: Another Brit on show in the heptathlon, with 19-year-old Katarina Johnson-Thompson equalling her personal best of 13.48 . One for the future.<br></p><p>10.26: Gemma Gibbons seems to have inspired her peers. Britain' Karina Bryant as defeated Algeria's Sonia Asselah by ippon in the +78kg - she moves into the last 16.<br></p><p>10.23: Louise Hazel has the honour of being the first Brit to compete inside the stadium and as her name is read out in the heptathlon she is given an almighty cheer - just imagine the reception Ennis is going to get.</p><p>Hazel finishes fourth with a 13.48.<br></p><p>10.20: Halsall holds it together to win her heat and reach the semi-finals. Amy Smith finished seventh on a 25.28 but her story doesn't end there.</p><p>She is tied in 16th with two other swimmers with a swim-off deciding who progresses to the semi-finals.<br></p><p>10.17: Two Brits in action inside the Aquatics Centre. Fran Halsall and Amy Smith will battle to reach the semi-finals of the 50m freestyle. Halsall has had a fairly poor Games so far.<br></p><p>10.13: And the Ukrainian wins in 13.58 - four tenths faster than she has run all season. A strong result for Dobrynska in one her least favoured events.<br></p><p>10.11: Cloud cover is starting to take over the stadium as one of Ennis's main rivals in Olympic champion Natallia Dobrynska goes in heat two of the 100m hurdles.<br></p><p>10.06: The first heat of the women's 100m hurdles in the heptathlon will get us going though - no Ennis in this race folks. <br></p><p>10.04: Stunning pictures are on the way to you showing the Olympic Stadium. There are a few gaps in it but I can assure you it's packed to the rafters with spectatotors.<br></p><p>10.01: The sun's out at the Olympic Stadium as the men's shot put qualification is about to get underway.<br></p><p> </p><p>9.56: From :</p><p>World record holder Im from Korea eliminated in men's individual archery, the only event that Korea has never won at the Olympic Games.<br></p><p>9.51: Britain's Larry Godfrey on his last 16 elimination in the archery:<br></p><p>'I'm holding it together at the moment. When it sinks in a bit later today there will be a few tears I expect.</p><p>'It's archery. I went out there to give it my best and I think I did give it my best. I got beaten by a better archer on the day. You just have to shoot it the way you see it.</p><p>'You only have to be half a degree out and you miss the target. To get that far out is nothing.</p><p>'This is my third Olympic Games and this is the best atmosphere I have felt. I've still not got a medal.</p><p>'I'm only 36 and there are still some big events to try to win this year. The future depends on Rolls Royce (his employer).'<br></p><p>9.46: It's not close anymore as Angola stretch their lead to 10-5. Timeout called by the GB team - they need it.<br></p><p>9.41: An entertaining game at the Copper Box where Angola lead 6-4, the hosts ever so slightly on the back foot though.<br></p><p>9.36: Just half-an-hour until the track and field begins and despite the tube problems, the stadium is filling up nicely. It better be tickets have been like gold dust.<br></p><p>9.31: We are underway at the Copper Box, with Britain already a goal down. Plenty of support for the home side though.<br></p><p>9.26: Great Britain's women's handball team are effectively out of a chance of winning a medal, but bottom of their group they are playing for pride as they take on Angola inside the Copper Box in five minutes.<br></p><p>9.21: Another star from the Games has been Michael Phelps who has become the most decorated Olympian of all time at London 2012.</p><p>The American had a slow start but he has recovered, .<br></p><p>9.16: True to form, the Brits lose the shootout (shoot-off). Godfrey hits a poor nine and Mohamed keeps his composure to hit 10 - the fifth seed progresses but it's been a solid Olympics from Godfrey.<br></p><p>9.13: A stronger round from Mohamed sees him take the set 28-26 so it's 5-5. We will now have a shoot-off - the archery equivalent of a penalty shootout.</p><p>It's just one arrow each,whoever is closest to the centre wins - brutal.<br></p><p>9.10: And it's advantage Godfrey who takes the fourth set 28-26 to move within a point of victory. He only has to draw the fourth set to win.<br></p><p>9.07: Right now though it's neck-and-neck at 3-3. Godfrey lost the first set and drew the second before taking the third.</p><p>A quick recap on the match system it's the first to six set points, where you pick up two points for winning a round of three arrows and one point for a draw.<br></p><p>9.02: As more events get going, attention switches to Lord's as Larry Godfrey takes on Khairul Anuar Mohamad of Malaysia.</p><p>The Brit will be attempting to reach the quarter-finals which take place at 2.15pm today.<br></p><p>8.57: But not everything went to plan. , but she will be back in action at 4pm today for the keirin.</p><p>The same cannot be said for her team-mate Jess Varnish, whose Games are sadly over.<br></p><p>8.52: But a close second would be . Considered an also-ran, the Brit defeated the world champion to reach the final of the -78kg before sealing silver and Britain's first medal in the sport in 12 years.<br></p><p>8.47: My personal favorite story yesterday came from the Lee Valley White Water Centre near Waltham Abbey, where the Brits shocked the Hochschorner brothers of Slovakia to take gold and silver in the canoe doubles.</p><p>ahead of a rejuvenated David Florence (following his poor singles performance) and Richard Hounslow. Fantastic scenes.<br></p><p>8.42: If you want to build a dam, don't take tips from the Argentines. They are 1-0 down in the hockey thanks to Matthew Butturini's penalty corner.<br></p><p>8.37: Loads of success stories yesterday,.</p><p>The Scot cycled his way into British Olympic history by claiming a joint record fifth gold medal - but it wasn't without controversy.</p><p> and it is sure to lead to a rule change in the sport.<br></p><p>8.32: I fear for Argentina here. Just two minutes have gone and Australia are all over them.</p><p>They are going to have to do the hockey equivalent of 'parking the bus' here which I guess is to build a dam with the sticks.<br></p><p>8.27: Apart from the fact that London transport has done what it does best this morning (come to a standstill) the weather is holding up nicely so far. A bright start will add to the atmosphere inside the stadium as the track and field gets going in 90 minutes.<br></p><p>8.23: First up this morning as usual is the hockey when Group A leaders, Australia take on Group A basement boys, Argentina.</p><p>The Argentines need a win to keep up their hopes of progressing from the group when they get started at the Riverbank Arena in a few minutes.<br></p><p>8.18: Andy Murray is back at Wimbledon today, but we are heading towards the business end of the Olympic tournament at SW19.</p><p>After defeating Nicolas Almagro yesterday, the Brit takes on Novak Djokovic today on Centre Court at around 3pm in his semi-final. If he wins he is guaranteed a gold or silver medal.<br></p><p>8.13: Quick word of warning folks, there has been a signal failure at Woodford on the Central Line (the main London Underground line to the stadium) causing severe delays. Expect carnage on the platforms.<br></p><p>8.10: Our best shot of gold this morning comes at Eton Dorney again where Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins compete in the women's double sculls final at 12.10pm<br></p><p>It could be a fairytale ending for Grainger who at 36 is set to compete in her final Games. She has three silver medals from Sydney, Athens and Beijing - so it's set to be an emotional occasion either way in the rowing.<br></p><p>8.05: Britain's Rebecca Adlington will attempt to defend her 800m freestyle title in the Aquatics Centre tonight, but for now our focus is on this mornings/early afternoon's events.</p><p>Today we see the first London 2012 appearance from Jessica Ennis as the Brit starts her assault for a medal in the heptathlon at 10.05 - roughly the same time as the action starts inside the Olympic Stadium.<br></p><p>8.00: Well what a fine day yesterday it was to be British.</p><p>It's been a slow start to London 2012 for Team GB but five golds in two days has seen Olympic fever seep the country.</p><p>And it could be more today. There are some more British stars going for the top prize as well as the start of the bread and butter of the Games - the athletics. Another cracking day awaits.<br></p><p></p>?Burberry is officially top fashion brand on Twitter with 21,000 Fashion Week tweets trumping Victoria Beckham's 17,000 (thanks to a little help from Harry Styles) <p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:10:41 GMT, 27 September 2012 UPDATED:12:23 GMT, 27 September 2012</p><p>Burberry won the social media battle at London Fashion Week this month, generating over 21,000 mentions on Facebook, Twitter and other blogs.<br></p><p>But while two thirds of the comments were about the label's clothes, 25 per cent focused on One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles, who took pride of place on the front row beside burlesque star Dita von Teese.</p><p>Burberry's stellar guest list - including TV presenter and model, Alexa Chung, and Paralympic champion Johnnie Peacock - was a major part of the appeal, according to business information group Precise.</p><p>The brand enjoyed double the exposure of its nearest rival, Topshop, whose Unique show attracted around 10,000 mentions.</p><p>Unlike Burberry, however, most of the conversations about Philip Green's label were fashion-focused.</p><p>In terms of social networks, Twitter was the most popular site for fashion commentators, followed by blogs and Facebook.</p><p>Burberry and Topshop racked up the largest number of tweets - with 20,924 and 9,161 respectively - VivienneWestwood came next with 3,031, followed by Matthew Williamson in fourthwith 2,228, and Erdem in fifth with 1,402.</p><p> </p><p>Burberry and Topshop also came first and second when comments on all blogs were taken into account, while third place was taken by Philip Treacy and Lady Gaga, with 8,000 betweenthem.</p><p> </p><p>Fourth and fifth places went to Greek-born designer Mary Katrantzou, who accrued 2,700 comments, and Henry Holland's House of Holland, which racked up 2,500.</p><p></p><p>Singer Lady Gaga attracted over 5,000 mentions on social networking sites in the wake of her appearance on thecatwalk at Philip Treacy, although the designer himself only received 3,000.</p><p>James Withey, Head of Brand Insight at Precise said: 'The massive growth in social media buzz around this year' event shows how importantsocial media now is to the fashion world. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Runners-up: Model Cara Delevigne takes to the catwalk for Mary Katranzou, left, while House Of Holland's show, right, racked up 2,500 comments on social networking sites.<br></p><p>'Where once a brand could rely on having a few key editors on-side, today's arbiters of a brand's success or failure are the thousands of enthusiasts who follow them closely. <br></p><p>'This year's exhibitors will doubtless be pleased to know that over 95 percent of the posts we have tracked over the past week were positive.'<br></p><p>He continued: 'What also stood out about this year's event was the extent to which the 'front row celebrities' have shaped these conversations &#8211; even overtaking the brand completely at times. <br></p><p>'Will such big spikes help these brands cement their reputations with target consumers? Only time will tell.</p><p>'Meanwhile, it has been encouraging to see many up-and-coming designers harnessing social media with a different rule book &#8211; using their events to widen the awareness and appeal of their work.'</p><p> </p><p> Burberry's social media success comes in the wake of Victoria Beckham's triumph at New York Fashion Week.</p><p> Beckham racked up a whopping 57,000 new Twitter followers over the five-day event, and was mentioned 17,173 times on social networking sites.</p><p>Also popular in New York was Louis Vuitton supremo Marc Jacobs, whose show for his eponymous line resulted in 8,813 mentions.<br></p><p>Veteran designer Diane von Furstenburg came in third place with 8,608 tweets, followed by Alexander Wang with 6,767.</p><p> </p><br>?Daisy Lowe plays peekaboo in a very racy outfit at Fashion Week party<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:09:16 GMT, 23 February 2011</p><p>The stand-out trend for the A-listers during London Fashion Week has undoubtedly been colour - and lots of it - with Nicola Roberts, Jaime Winstone and Peaches Geldof all standing out in the bright ensembles.<br></p><p>Model Daisy shunned colour for the fashionista's favourite black last night, but still managed to turn heads.<br></p><p>The 22-year-old wore a crochet-style Mark Fast top to the combined LOVE magazine, Alexander Wang and Liberty party last night, and the racy outfit put her bust on very prominent display.<br></p><p>Revellers at the party, held at Liberty's Regent Street store, didn't know where to look as the brunette beauty played peekaboo in the risque outfit.</p><p>It was not just her chest, but her midriff on show as she left the stylish soiree with a friend and jumped into a cab.</p><p>Earlier the model wrapped up sensibly in a black shearling coat and purple scarf as she arrived.<br> </p><p> The model has been working throughout Fashion Week, walking for Pam Hogg and Vivienne Westwood on Sunday.</p><p>It hasn't been all work though, Daisy - daughter of Pearl Lowe and Gavin Rossdale - was front row yesterday as she took in the Burberry Prorsum and Christopher Kane shows.<br></p><p>And last night the model was kicking up her heels as she rubbed shoulders with David Beckham and Amber Rose and grooved to Beth Ditto, who performed at the party.<br> </p><p> </p><p>Jaime Winstone was equally eye-catching in a fuchsia pink dress with a fringe hem, and black and white cropped blazer.</p><p>Beth - who belted out I Will Always Love You inside the party, according to LOVE magazine's Twitter page - wore a sheer white dress and her trademark heavy make-up.</p><p>London Fashion Week will come to a close tomorrow.<br></p><p>Do you have a story about a celebrity? Call the Daily Mail showbusiness desk on 0207 938 6364 or 0207 938 6683. For U.S. stories, phone 310 642 2317.<br></p><p> <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>?Hair heroine: The sharp bob is the latest trend fresh from London Fashion Week<br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:14:38 GMT, 20 September 2012 UPDATED:16:17 GMT, 20 September 2012</p><br><br><p>Celebrity hairdresser Paul Edmonds gives his verdict on the supermodel Karen Elson&#8217;s new style &#8212; the sharp bob.</p><p>British-born Karen Elson has been sporting a show-stopping new do at London Fashion Week. </p><p>This razor-sharp, chin-length bob is the haircut of the moment &#8212; perhaps because it&#8217;s practical and easy to style, yet still chic. <br></p><p> All of the models are having it done, but it looks particularly great on this fiery redhead, as it accentuates her sharp cheekbones and shows off her beautiful long neck. </p><p>As well as looking gorgeous, this cut is practical for autumn and winter, as it will help you avoid the dreaded &#8216;scarf hair&#8217; haystack.</p><br><p> </p>?Like mother, like daughter! Lourdes, 15, poses in Madonna's famous cone bra backstage at MDNA tour<br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:22:33 GMT, 27 June 2012 UPDATED:12:46 GMT, 28 June 2012</p><br><p>She's only 15 but Lourdes Leon already seems to share her mother's exhibitionist gene.</p><p>Madonna's teenage daughter was pictured playing dress-up backstage at her mother's MDNA tour - in the pop star's famous cone bra.</p><p>A tweet from their joint clothing line venture, Material Girl, showed the cheeky teen sticking her tongue out and grabbing the bra for the camera.</p><p>'Lola backstage at MDNA!' read the tweet, posted on Wednesday.</p><p>Moments later, Madonna would have taken the stage in the very same corset - a recreation of the iconic Jean Paul Gaultier bustier that she wore while performing Vogue during her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990.</p><p> </p><p></p><p></p><p>The pop star is currently on the European leg of her 80 nation MDNA tour, which kicked off last month in Tel Aviv.</p><p>The epic show marks the start of her ninth world tour and her first since her Sticky And Sweet set in 2008.</p><p></p><p>The singer changes outfits eight times, but the conical confection is the highlight of the collection. </p><p>This time around Gaultier reinvented the bra and corset, layering it over a suit just as he did 22 years ago albeit with a few key alterations.</p><p>He told WWD earlier this year: 'We played with the ideas of a suit and a corset. But the corset is now likea cage. What I have done this time is a nod to the conical bra corset of the Blond Ambition tour but reinterpreted in 3-D, in patent leather on the outside with metallic leather on the inside. It's all about masculine and feminine, Madonna and Jean Paul Gaultier classics reinterpreted for 2012.'</p><p> </p><p>The MDNA tour wardrobe, including costumes for Madonna, her 22 dancers, backing singers and band, was overseen by long-time stylist and costume designer Arianne Phillips, whohas styled her last four world tours.</p><p>Other designers lucky enough to dress the Material Girl and her troupe were Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang, Dolce &amp; Gabbana, Fausto Puglisi and J Brand.</p><p>MDNA is scheduled to travel from Europe to the Americas before finishing in Australia in early 2013, where she has not performed in more than 20 years. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>But while she's busy perfecting her show, the Queen of Pop may also be cracking down on her daughter's sassy behaviour.</p><p>Madonna seemed to reveal concerns Lourdes may be growing up too fast earlier this year, after the teen wascaught smoking a cigarette in New York City.</p><p>The Sorry singer told NBC's Brian Williams: 'Cigarette smoking I'm not very fond of, for anyone. I don't approve of anyone smoking cigarettes, most of all my daughter.</p><p><br></p><p>Showbiz roundup: Jackson's return! Pettyfer 'too ripped' and what will Ke$ha do next?... </p><p> </p>?All guns blazing! Madonna comes under fire for brandishing AK-47 as she kicks off MDNA tour in Israel calling for 'world peace'<br><p> By and </p><p>PUBLISHED:10:14 GMT, 2 June 2012 UPDATED:16:02 GMT, 2 June 2012</p><br><p>Madonna has been criticised for glamourising guns as she kicked off her MDNA world tour in Israel.</p><p>The singer performed characteristically controversial dance routines during which she brandished a machine gun and handgun, and as she sang her hit Revolver she wielded an AK-47.</p><p>Bizarrely, the superstar explained that she deliberately chose Israel as the starting point for her tour to send a message about 'world peace' just minutes beforehand. <br></p><p>She said: 'If there is peace here in the Middle East, there can be peace in the whole world.'</p><p>Scroll down to get a first look at the tour</p><p>Madonna then launched into a series of dance routines holding the firearms.</p><p>The move has naturally been judged inappropriate considering that violence between the Jewish state and Palestinians is an immediate concern.<br></p><p>During her song Gang Bang Madonna wrestled a group of armed men before 'shooting' them.</p><p>Audience members and anti-gun groups have spoken out against the star.</p><p>A spokeswoman for Mothers Against Guns told the Daily Star: 'There will be parents taking their kids along to her concerts who won't feel comfortable with the fact that she's desensitising them to deadly weapons.'</p><p>Chrissie Hall of the gun crime victims group Infer Trust told the paper: 'People who have been injured or bereved would find that extremely distasteful and distressing.'<br></p><p>According to the Mirror, one fan said: 'Given the problems this seemed tasteless and designed to create controversy.'</p><p>'It was pretty sick and plenty of the audience were not impressed with the guns.'</p><p>The 35,000-seat Ramat Gan Stadium in Tel Aviv was sold out as Madonna commenced her her 80 nation MDNA world tour on Thursday.<br></p><p>Showing off her super toned arms in black rock chick attire, and her cheeky side in a red and white cheerleader ensemble, the Queen of Pop certainly put on a show.</p><p> </p><p>The mother-of-four spoke to the audiencebetween sets and revealed why she chose the Israeli city to launch her tour.</p><p>She said: 'I chose to start my world tour in Israel for a very specific and important reason.</p><p>'Youcan't be a fan of mine and not want peace in the world, we all bleed the same colour,' she said as the crowd cheered wildly.</p><p>'Ifwe can all rise above our egos and our titles and the names of our countries and our religions, and treat everyone around us with dignity and respect, then we are on the road to peace.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Madonna, who is dedicated to Kabbalah, put on a show that the large majority of her fans seemed to be ecstatic about.</p><p>Israelifan Carmit Zindani, 32, beamed: 'There is simply nothing bigger than Madonna starting her world tour here in the Holy Land. She is one of us.'</p><p>Another follower said on Twitter: 'The true and only Queen Madonna ruled Tel Aviv, amazing show!'<br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> <p>The church of Madge: Madonna kicked off her show with the backdrop of a red cross </p><p> </p><p>From Israel, she will head to Abu Dhabi and then to Europe and the Americas before finishing in Australia in early 2013, where she has not performed in more than 20 years.</p><p>'Madonna changes outfits seven or eight times and the dancers change 10 to 15 times, depending on the dancer,' stylist Arianne Phillips told the WWD website.</p><p>She has signed up a list of designers including Jean Paul Gaultier, Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang, Dolce &amp; Gabbana, Fausto Puglisi and J Brand.</p><p>She has also planned to wear Prada and Miu Miu shoes, as well as footwear and lingerie from her own Truth or Dare line.</p>?Bulging biceps and cheerleader outfits! Madonna kicks off her MDNA world tour in Israel and son Rocco joins her onstage too<p> By and </p><p>PUBLISHED:22:25 GMT, 31 May 2012 UPDATED:08:58 GMT, 2 June 2012</p><p>Tel Aviv was transformed into a land of razzamatazz tonight when Madonna took to the stage to kick off her 80 nation MDNA world tour.</p><p>The 53-year-old wore a variety of outfits as she appealed for world peace and calm in the Middle East as fans went wild in the sold out 35,000-seat Ramat Gan Stadium in Tel Aviv, Israel.</p><p>Showing off her super toned arms in black rock chick attire, and her cheeky side in a red and white cheerleader ensmeble, the Queen of Pop certainly put on a show.</p><p>Scroll down to get a first look at the tour<br></p><p> </p><p>The mother-of-four spoke to the audiencebetween sets and revealed why she chose the Israeli city to launch her tour at 9.45pm tonight.</p><p>She said: 'I chose to start my world tour in Israel for a very specific and important reason.</p><p>'Youcan't be a fan of mine and not want peace in the world, we all bleed the same colour,' she said as the crowd cheered wildly.</p><p>'Ifwe can all rise above our egos and our titles and the names of our countries and our religions, and treat everyone around us with dignity and respect, then we are on the road to peace.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Madonna, who is dedicated to Kabbalah, put on a show that the large majority of her fans seemed to be ecstatic about.</p><p>Israelifan Carmit Zindani, 32, beamed: 'There is simply nothing bigger than Madonna starting her world tour here in the Holy Land. She is one of us.'</p><p>Another follower said on Twitter: 'The true and only Queen Madonna ruled Tel Aviv, amazing show!'</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> <p>The church of Madge: Madonna kicked off her show with the backdrop of a red cross </p><p> </p><p>From Israel, she will head to Abu Dhabi and then to Europe and the Americas before finishing in Australia in early 2013, where she has not performed in more than 20 years.</p><p>'Madonna changes outfits seven or eight times and the dancers change 10 to 15 times, depending on the dancer,' stylist Arianne Phillips told the WWD website.</p><p>She has signed up a list of designers including Jean Paul Gaultier, Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang, Dolce &amp; Gabbana, Fausto Puglisi and J Brand.</p><p>She has also planned to wear Prada and Miu Miu shoes, as well as footwear and lingerie from her own Truth or Dare line.</p>?Don't strain your voice too much! Madonna reveals massive bulging neck veins as she belts out a tune during MDNA concert <p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:02:02 GMT, 29 June 2012 UPDATED:10:54 GMT, 29 June 2012</p><br><p>She is often lambasted for lip-syncing in her performances. </p><p>And while Madonna has been dancing up a storm on stage during her MDNA tour, it appears that she has also been strenuously straining her vocal chords. </p><p>So much so that the 53-year-old singer revealed some massive bulging veins around her neck as she took to the stage in Berlin this evening. <br></p><p>Scroll down for video<br></p><p>The Like A Prayer star over-exerted herself so much that they began to pop as she belted out a tune. </p><p>The blonde star was also sweating profusely as she strummed away on her guitar. </p><p>And it's no wonder why, as she had slipped into a very tight black costume featuring vinyl and Lycra. <br></p><p>Underneath the ensemble she wore a leopard print bra and her look was finished off by some fingerless leather gloves and a coat of black polish on her nails. </p><p>During the performance, Madonna stretched out on a raised platform where she showed off her ample cleavage in the outfit. </p><p>Throughout the show she displayed her usual antics featuring her signature sexy moves. <br></p><p>The pop star is currently on the European leg of her 80 nation MDNA tour, which kicked off last month in Tel Aviv.</p><p>The epic show marks the start of her ninth world tour and her first since her Sticky And Sweet set in 2008.</p><p>The singer changes outfits eight times, but her famous conical bra is the highlight of the collection.</p><p> </p><p>And last night her daughter Lourdes Leon posed in her mother's famous attire and posted a cheeky snap of herself on her Twitter account. <br></p><p>This time around the designer Jean Paul Gaultier reinvented the bra and corset, layering it over a suit just as he did 22 years ago albeit with a few key alterations.</p><p>Hetold WWD earlier this year: 'We played with the ideas of a suit and a corset. But the corset is now like a cage. What I have done this time isa nod to the conical bra corset of the Blond Ambition tour but reinterpreted in 3-D, in patent leather on the outside with metallic leather on the inside. It's all about masculine and feminine, Madonna and Jean Paul Gaultier classics reinterpreted for 2012.'</p><p>TheMDNA tour wardrobe, including costumes for Madonna, her 22 dancers, backing singers and band, was overseen by long-time stylist and costume designer Arianne Phillips, who has styled her last four world tours.</p><p>Other designers lucky enough to dress the Material Girl and her troupe were Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang, Dolce &amp; Gabbana, Fausto Puglisi and J Brand.</p><p>MDNA is scheduled to travel from Europe to the Americas before finishing in Australia in early 2013, where she has not performed in more than 20 years. </p><p> </p><p><p><p><p><br> on .?Madonna's cone bustier is BACK after 22 years as Jean Paul Gaultier reinvents iconic design for MDNA tour<br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:22:26 GMT, 31 May 2012 UPDATED:06:31 GMT, 1 June 2012</p><p>Kicking off her much anticipated MDNA tour, Madonna stepped onto stage tonight in Tel Aviv to sing Vogue wearing a recreation of her iconic Jean Paul Gaultier conical corset. <br></p><p>Worn by the pop queen in 1990 during her Blonde Ambition tour, the racy design cemented her reputation as the edgiest diva in pop and took Gaultier's career to new heights.</p><p>This time around the eccentric French designer transformed the look by emphasizing the rigidity of the corset even further and playing with the contrast of masculinity and femininity.<br></p><p>The star, now 53, who is best known for her ability to reinvent herself, sported the famous soft pink cone-cupped bustier over pinstripe suit trousers for her performance of Vogue during the controversial 1990 tour.</p><p>Tonight'sensemble brought together a white shirt, long, black opera gloves and askeletal-shaped corset over a similar trouser suit.</p><p></p><p>The eccentric designer told about the recreation: 'We played with the ideas of a suit and a corset. But the corset is now like a cage. <br></p><p>'WhatI have done this time is a nod to the conical bra corset of the Blond Ambition tour but reinterpreted in 3-D, in patent leather on the outsidewith metallic leather on the inside. </p><p>It's all about masculine and feminine, Madonna and Jean Paul Gaultier classics reinterpreted for 2012.'</p><p>Mr Gaultieralso lent his talent to the creation of costumes for Madonna's 22 dancers', working closely with the star's main stylist and costumier Arianne Phillips.<br></p><p>MsPhillips, who has overseen wardrobe design for the singer's last four tours and won an Oscar nod for her costumes in the film W.E., spoke excitedly about the vision for this latest show.</p><p>'It's a real journey from the first act to the fourth, and the way she constructs her shows is like a theater piece,' she said of the four part 'epic' spectacle.<br></p><p>Madonna, along with her backing vocalists, dancers, band members and even children Lourdes and Rocco, who appear various times throughout the show, also sported outfits and pieces by Jeremy Scott, Dolce &amp; Gabbana, Alexander Wang and J Brand.</p><p>Ms Phillips is also responsible for many of the original creations such as a Joan of Arc ensemble that featured a metal mesh tunic, Swarovski Elements and a sword. <br></p><p>Of the 1940's majorette costume she dreamed up for Madonna' Girls Gone Wild number, she said: 'I was looking for something playful and fun.'<br></p><p>In a shift towards a moodier atmosphere, guns and other dangerous weaponry were brandished by both the star and her back up troupe while menacing masks designed by Fausto Puglisi disguised the faces of the leaping, dancing bodies. <br></p><p>Explained Ms Phillips: 'The show explores the idea of stripping away layers of identity and discovering the layers of who you are.'<br></p><p>Crediting her famous boss with the direction they took she added: 'This is her brainchild and her concept. We have a 15-year relationship and there&#8217;s a rhythm to how we collaborate. She&#8217;s very open-minded but she expects a lot.</p><p>She's always challenging herself and pushing herself constantly to learn new things and she pushes me further than I would myself. When you&#8217;re on the world stage with her, you really have to bring your A game.'<br></p><p>Never one for shyness of course, Madonna's own designs also featured in the costume line-up that saw her changing eight to nine times while her dancers race to switch outfits over ten times. <br></p><p>Pieces from her Truth or Dare intimates collection as well as lingerie from Agent Provocateur were debuted and the team's 700 strong shoe collection included her own designs next to those of Prada and Miu Miu.<br></p><p>Referring to the towering Prada heels to be sported by the singer's male dancers during Vogue, Ms Phillips explained: '[Prada] have been generous for so many years. Her relationship with them is really special.'<br></p><p>For his part, Jean Paul Gaultier was equally willing. He told WWD: 'I love Madonna. She is the only woman I have asked to marry me. She refused, of course. But when she asked me to do a costume for her for this tour, I couldn't refuse.'</p>?Tamara Ecclestone: I keep my hundred-strong shoe collection in a specially designed wardrobe<p>By <br>UPDATED:23:46 GMT, 17 September 2009<br></p><p></p><p>Model, socialite and TV presenter Tamara Ecclestone, 25, is the eldest daughter of billionaire Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone. Tamara, who presents Sky Sports Italia Grand Prix coverage, lives in Chelsea, London. She says: </p><p>I know I am a very lucky girl, and clothes, handbags and shoes are incredibly important to me. I have inherited many classic designer pieces from Chanel and Louis Vuitton from my mother Slavica, who is Croatian and was a model, and I keep all my beautiful clothes in a specially designed dressing room at my home in Chelsea. </p><p>It has lovely backlighting and mirrors all the way around. I am very precise about my clothes. </p><p>My dressing room is my favourite place in the house - it's my little hideaway. </p><p>I have my own steamer, and steam every outfit before I attend a red carpet event. </p><p>All my most expensive evenings dresses are hung together and themed, all my jumpers colour-coordinated and my jeans hang neatly in a row. <br></p><p>I keep all of my designer shoes in their original boxes, with a Polaroid stuck to the front, and my handbags are displayed so I can pick out the one I want immediately. </p><p>I buy from the catwalk, designers send me pieces and I adore shopping with my mum and my sister Petra. I also buy online if I am in a rush. <br></p><p> I attend a lot of functions - this week, for example, I have been out every night to a party or event, and tomorrow I am flying to Milan for my sports show. If it's a big event, I have a make-up artist who comes to me, and I am constantly visiting the Real Hair salon near my home to have a wash and blow-dry. </p><p>I love structured clothes, and one of my favourite items is the Herve Leger bandage dress, which keeps everything in place. I am 5ft 8in and a size ten, and I share a lot of clothes with my mum and my sister. </p><p>My favourite designers are Alexander Wang, Matthew Williamson and Issa, and for shoes I love Louboutin and Jimmy Choo. <br></p><p>I do buy from the High Street, too, - just this week I bought a jacket from Zara for under £100. <br></p><p>WARDROBE CHECKLIST</p><p>DRESSES: Ninety to 100, from short mini skirt dresses to long Roberto Cavalli evening gowns. <br></p><p>JUMPERS: Fifty to 60 , either big slouchy ones from Topshop or ultra-soft cashmere from Autumn Cashmere. <br></p><p>JEANS: Ten pairs of designer jeans, from Current Elliott or from J Brand. <br></p><p>SHOES: Eighty to 100 pairs of designer shoes and boots, many from Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo. <br></p><p>T-SHIRTS: About 30, often High Street buys from Zara or Topshop. <br></p><p>JACKETS: About 20, some designer such as Matthew Williamson, but also from stores such as Zara. <br></p><p>HANDBAGS: Around 30 - some Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Anya Hindmarch and Alice Temperley. <br></p><p>PIX OF TAMARA ECCLESTONE AND WARDROBE.</p><p>RED CAMILLA AND MARC DRESS</p><p>I love this dress. I bought it from net-a-porter for £400. It's so vibrant. I've been working out and I'm feeling toned, so a figure-hugging dress like this goes in and out in all the right places. </p><p>I could not guess how much my wardrobe is worth - I hate to think.</p><p> But every item is loved, and the classics I am buying now will be carefully stored and handed down to my children. <br></p><p> </p><p>Glamorous family: Tamara Ecclestone with her father Bernie (left) and sister Petra (right)<br></p><p></p><br><p>CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN SHOES<br></p><p>I Adore Louboutins - they make an outfit - andJimmy Choo. <br></p><p>I have between 50 to 100 pairs of shoe.</p><p></p><p>ROBERTO CAVALLI DRESS</p><p>The most expensive item in my wardrobe is probably this Roberto Cavalli gold dress. I adore Matthew Williamson.</p><p> For casual dresses I love American designer Rebecca Taylor. And, I love the simplicity of Issa fashion. I have about 90 to 100 dresses. <br></p><p>It cost about £3,500, and I will keep it for my children. I also love a black Alexander Wang dress which I wore this week - it's simple, but lots of people commented on how well it suited me. <br></p><p>For evening dresses, I adore Matthew Williamson. For casual dresses I love American designer Rebecca Taylor. And, I love the simplicity of Issa fashion. I have about 90 to 100 dresses. <br></p><p>CURRENT ELLIOTT JEANS</p><p>Day to day, I live in jeans. I'll wear flats during the day and then heels for night-time. <br></p><p>I have about ten pairs of designer jeans in my wardrobe - I think it is important to buy quality ones as the fit is so much better.</p><p>I love the J Brand and also Current Elliott. <br></p><p>It's lovely to have casual days when you are not on show, and I wear leggings a lot, which I buy from Topshop. <br></p><br><br><p>AUTUMN CASHMERE JUMPERS</p><p>In the winter I live in cashmere jumpers. I love this time of year when I can shop at Autumn Cashmere. <br></p><p>I also shop at Mimi on the King's Road. <br></p><p>I have about 50 jumpers in many colours. <br></p><p><br></p><p>ANYA HINDMARCH HANDBAG</p><p>Anya makes classic bags, and I adore my most recent additions. I have a lot of handbags, many of which I inherited from my mother. <br></p><p>Some of my most treasured ones are Louis Vuitton cases from 25 years ago, handed down to me. <br></p><p>They get better-looking with age. I have around 30 designer bags. </p><p>Tamarahas donated a Temperley clutch bag to the Handbag Amnesty 2009, run byhandbag.com and Cancer Research UK. See handbag.com/amnesty <br></p><p></p>?<p>The Tennessee-born star graciously thanked fans for voting for her, despite previously claiming she didn't think much of her acting in the Transformers movies.</p><p>Earlier this year, she said: 'Unless you're a seasoned veteran, working with (director) Michael Bay is not about an acting experience.</p><p>'I can't s**t on this movie because it did give mea career and open allthese doors for me. But I don't want to blow smoke up people's a*s.People are well aware that this is not a movie about acting.'</p><p>While Megan looked colourful in her red Martin Grant halterneck and high-heels, Liv and Jessica looked drab in their dark ensembles.</p><p>Liv went for a formal look in a black jacket, leggings and shoe boots as she presented Best Horror Actor to English star Stephen Moyer for True Blood. <br></p><p>Jessica covered up her curves in a shapeless belted Lanvin jersey dress and leggings as she gave Johnny Depp with the Most Anticipated Movie award for Alice In Wonderland, which is due for release next year.</p><p> As well as picking up an award, Johnny also presented the Rock Immortal accolade to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.</p><p>The crowds gave Keith - who Johnny based his Captain Jack character from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies on - as standing ovation as he walked on stage.</p><p>Another big honour of the night was the Scream Mastermind award for horror director George A Romero, which he accepted from Quentin Tarantino.</p><p>The big surprise of the night was William Shatner coming on stage to accept the Best Sci-Fi Film for Star Trek - despite being snubbed for a role in the blockbuster.</p><p>Addressing the film's director JJ Abrams - who also won Best Director - he said: 'J.J., I'll handle this.</p><p>'This movie was big. Imagine how big it could have been with me in it? ... I'll be waiting for your call.'</p>?McQueens for a night: Fashion's finest pay tribute to late designer in ravishing array of gowns at Met BallGisele Bundchen, Salma Hayek and Daphne Guinness were among the stars to choose Alexander McQueen designs, though British labels Burberry and Stella McCartney were also red carpet favourites...<p>By <br>Created 12:04 AM on 3rd May 2011</p><p>It is the biggest night of the fashion calendar, and with the late, great fashion designer Alexander McQueen as a theme for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute gala ball last night, red carpet expectations were very high.</p><p>And the A-listers didn't disappoint. Countless stars including Sarah Jessica Parker and Salma Hayek wore the British designer's creations, proving, with every arrival, that he was not known as a genius for nothing.</p><p>The supermodels, naturally, looked superb. Gisele Bundchen wore a showstopping scarlet number from autumn 2005, while Crystal Renn, who sported an impressive geisha-inspired hairdo, wore a black ruffled gown. <br></p><p> </p><p>Works of genius, from left: Salma Hayek, Gisele Bundchen and Daphne Guinness all wore Alexander McQueen to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's gala ball last night<br></p><p>Sarah Jessica Parker wore a figure-hugging gold embellished sheath from the same collection as Gisele's, while Daphne Guinness wore a creation made entirely of feathers that was the finale of Sarah Burton's second solo collection for the fashion house earlier this year.</p><p>Salma Hayek also wore a current creation, a gold chiffon gown with rose detail from the spring 2011 offering by Sarah Burton.</p><p></p><p>And if McQueen couture is good enough for the Duchess of Cambridge, it's good enough for Naomi Campbell, it seems, as the model wore a bespoke number by Sarah Burton. The designer herself wore a similar, albeit less fussy floaty white gown with an empire waistline and gold embellishment.</p><p>But many other designers had a chance to shine too - particularly Stella McCartney, who created a number of dazzling pieces for the night. Madonna's slinky blue gown with stars cascading down the back was probably the prettiest thing she's worn in years, while Iman wore a bright gold pantsuit from the same label.</p><p> </p><p>Embellished: Gold on black was a key theme of the night, seen, from left, on Mick Jagger's designer partner L'Wren Scott, Beyonce, who dazzled in Emilio Pucci, Diane Kruger in split-to-the-thigh Jason Wu and Michelle Williams in a custom-made Miu Miu gown<br></p><p> </p><p>Golden girls, from left: Sarah Jessica Parker would have made Carrie proud in Alexander McQueen, a pregnant Jessica Alba shimmered in Ralph Lauren, Kristen Bell in Tory Burch, and Iman in a sequinned Stella McCartney pantsuit<br></p><p>Also in McCartney was and Eva Mendes, who channelled the Seventies in asymmetric royal blue dress with knife pleats, and Gwyneth Paltrow who wore a sparkling taupe column with a high neckline and long sleeves.<br></p><p>Ms McCartney, who was co-hosting the event with Anna Wintour, wore a design from her own collection of course, the asymmetric 'mullet' skirt proving a hit with fashion bloggers.</p><p>Among the other stars she dressed for the night were 14-year-old True Grit star HaileeSteinfeld, who wore a brown lace number with the same hemline as Ms McCartney, and Rihanna, whose flawless body did the figure-hugging lace gown justice.</p><p> </p><p>Boldly go: Madonna in Stella McCartney (left), Blake Lively in Chanel Couture (centre) and Liv Tyler in Givenchy (right) took fashion risks - and they all paid off<br></p><p> Vogue Editor Anna Wintour, who traditionally wears Chanel couture for the event, posed for photographers with her daughter, Bee Shaffer, who wore burgundy Balenciaga. But it was Blake Lively who arrived with designer Karl Lagergfeld, who had dressed the Gossip Girl beauty in a Chanel Couture creation from fall 2009.</p><p>Burberry's Christopher Bailey was no doubt proud of Transformers star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in his pink satin number, while Miranda Kerr and Shalom Harlow braved the infamous Marchesa collection that had models fainting during the New York FashionWeek showcase in February.</p><p>Jessica Alba may be pregnant, but that didn't stop her wearing one of the most elegant gowns of the night - gold strapless Ralph Lauren styled by Rachel Zoe's former assistant Brad Goreski.</p><p> </p><p>Colour me beautiful, from left: Eva Mendes in Stella McCartney, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Burberry, Zoe Saldana in Calvin Klein and Ginnifer Goodwin in Topshop <br></p><p>Kristen Bell, who wore Tory Burch, wore the same hue. She arrived with the designer and Kanye West who she also dressed - her way of announcing the launch of her first men's collection.</p><p>Ashley Greene also surpassed herself in aprincess-like Donna Karan, while Taylor Swift impressed the fashion pack by choosing a sophisticated J Mendel number.</p><p>But while most stars wore couture, actress Ginnifer Goodwin did the unexpected, opting for an emerald green Topshop Unique gown with long sleeves and sexy splits at the midriff and leg.</p><p> </p><p>I'm wearing... myself! Alexander McQueen head designer Sarah Burton in one of her own creations (left), Stella McCartney in Stella McCartney (centre) and Designer Vera Wang in chartreuse Vera Wang (right)<br></p><p> </p><p>Time to shine: Karen Elson in a gold Alexander McQueen gown she last wore on the catwalk (left), Gwyneth Paltrow (centre left) and Haileee Steinfeld (centre right), both in Stella McCartney and newly-single actress Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera (far right)<br></p><p>Her choice on her high praise from fashion fans following red carpet arrivals on social networking sites.</p><p> Twitter user mariarahajeng wrote: 'Ginnifer Goodwin wore a Topshop green silk twist front gown to the MET?? Kudos to you, totally made it look couture.'</p><p>Thegala event marked the launch of the Met's much-anticipated Savage Beauty exhibition, which charts McQueen's career.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Double acts: Anna Wintour in Chanel Couture with her daughter Bee Shaffer in Balenciaga (left), co-host Colin Firth in Tom Ford with his wife Livia in Stella McCartney with Roger Vivier shoes (centre)and Tory Burch with Kanye West, both in Tory Burch (right) - the designer's way of announcing the launch of her first men's collection<br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>According to the museum, 'his iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. <br></p><p>'Approximatelyone hundred examples will be on view, including signature designs such as the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket, and the Origami frock coat, as well as pieces reflecting the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s that he crafted into contemporary silhouettes transmitting romantic narratives. <br></p><p>'Technical ingenuity imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at fashion&#8217;s vanguard.'</p><p>The exhibition will be open to the public from May 4, and will run until July 31. For more details, visit metmuseum.org</p><br>?<p>Glow in the dark: Katy lights up the gala, as she arrives with the designer</p><p></p><p></p><p>Concealed rows of fairy lights gave the CuteCircuit design a fluorescent aura at the star-studded event, which attracts the toast of New York society.</p><p>It was the best possible advert for CuteCircuit, a fashion company based in London that designs wearable technology. <br></p><p>As Katy walked down the red carpetall eyes were on the glowing singer, who accessorised with ChristianLouboutin shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.</p><p>She was attending the CostumeInstitute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the American Woman:Fashioning a National Identity exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum ofArt.</p><p></p><p>CuteCircuit are no strangers to hi-techfashion. In 2006 their Hug Shirt was named one of the Best Inventionsof the Year by Time Magazine. </p><p>Katy's dress is a more wearable version of the design duo Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz's stunning Galaxy dress - a hi-tech gown embroidered with 24,000 tiny LED bulbs now on display in an American museum.</p><p>Francesca is an architect andgraphic designer, while artist and anthropologist Ryan has worked asart director for Signal Interactive and ASAP Media Services in the U.S.States.</p><p>In 2006 their Hug Shirt was named one of the Best Inventionsof the Year by Time Magazine. </p><p>Katy said: 'I feel like I really have torepresent those girls that just go for it and do their own thing and,you know, have their own bit of spontaneity and self confidence,' shesaid. <br></p><p>'I think sometimes in fashion it can get a little stuffy so Iwanted to lighten up!'</p><p>And she told Us magazine she controlled the lights with a switch inside her bra.</p><p>'I love it, it's so much fun,' she said. 'I have this thing in my bra. <br></p><p>I don't know if that's a good place for it or not.'</p><p> </p><p>Light it up: Katy's eye-catching flashing gown stole the show on the red carpet<br></p>?Any colour as long as it's pink: The dresses do the talking for Karlie Kloss, Emily Blunt and Emma Stone as the style set pays tribute to Elsa Schiaparelli at the Met Ball<p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:04:10 GMT, 8 May 2012 UPDATED:20:26 GMT, 8 May 2012</p><p>Celebrities were pretty in shocking pink at tonight's Met Ball Gala, paying tribute to Elsa Schiaparelli&#8217;s signature colour.<br></p><p>Karlie Kloss, Emily Blunt, Emma Stone and the host Eletrra Weiderman were among many fashion stars who donned the colour on the world's most formidable red carpet, which also paid tribute to Miuccia Prada for the launch of Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.</p><p>Whether it was worn head-to-toe, or in small bursts, touches of Schiaparelli pink were scattered throughout an otherwise sea of gold, citrus and black.</p><p>Scroll down for video</p><p> </p><p>Pretty in pink: Karlie Kloss (left) wears Jason Wu, Emily Blunt (middle) in cut-out Calvin Klein, and Emma Stone (right) turned heads in Lanvin</p><p></p><p>Schiaparelli pink: Wendi Deng (left) wore a bright coral gown by Vera Wang, who was also her date, Julianne Hough (middle) wore fuchsia and Chelsea Clinton wore coral<br></p><p> </p><p>Pink pops: Amber Heard (far left) wore a dusty pink Zac Posen gown, Sarah Jessica Parker (left) donned pink flowers on her Valentino dress, actress Paula Patton (middle) opted for pale Vera Wang, while Girls star Allison Williams (right) decided on magenta in Ralph Lauren<br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Pale pink: Hailee Steinfeld (left) wore an embellished Prada dress, Jessica Biel (middle) chose a low-plunging Prada dress and Leslie Mann (right) wore Nina Ricci<br></p><p>Earlier it was rumoured that Anna Wintour asked Vogue editors to wear pink in a nod to the late Italian designer, but the magazine staffers weren't the only ones to heed the editor's advice.</p><p>From the hot pink top peeking out of Coco Rocha's canary yellow Givenchy pant suit, to Karlie Kloss's Jason Wu-designed fuchsia dress, the flowers on Sarah Jessica Parker's Valentino number, and the Stella McCartney heels worn by Girls creator Lena Dunham, hues of pink highlighted the red carpet arrivals.</p><p></p><p>Amanda Heard wore a strapless, dusty pink Zac Posen gown, Julianne Hough turned heads in Carolina Herrera and Allison Williams, also from the hit show Girls, wore a magenta Ralph Lauren silk strapless column dress.</p><p>Goldengilrs: Anna Wintour (far left) wore a custom Prada gown made to represent Schiaparelli's famous Lobster Dress, Karolina Kurkova (left) shone bright in Rachel Zoe, Scarlett Johansson (middle) looked radiant in Dolce and Gabbana and Cameron Diaz (right) opted for Stella McCartney</p><p> </p><p>Glitz and gold: Paying homage to Miuccia Prada, Mad Men's Jessica Pare (far left) wore L'Wren Scott, Cery Mulligan (left) wore Prada, Lana De Rey (middle) was dressed in custom Altuzarra and Jessica Alba (right) sparkled in Michael Kors<br></p><p>Paula Patton also opted for a dusty pink, while Dee Ocleppo, Tommy Hilfiger's wife, wore a long-sleeve fuchsia design by her husband and Chelsea Clinton wowed in bright coral.</p><p>MsSchiaparelli, who passed away in 1973, once famously said: 'I gave to pink, the nerve of the red, a neon pink, an unreal pink'. </p><p>Sheused the colour in her famous Tears Dress, a slender evening gown printed with a Dali design of trompe l'oeil rips and tears, lined in pink and magenta, and her perfume bottle, called Shocking!, was alsocreated out of her signature bright pink.</p><p></p><p> </p><p>Silver sirens: Sofia Vergara in Marchesa, Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren and Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada<br></p><p> </p><p>Striking black: Rooney Mara (far left) was dressed in custom Givenchy, Gisele Bundchen (left) also wore a Givenchy gown, Mary-Kate Olsen (middle) chose one of her own high-neck The Row gowns and Chloe Sevigny (right) wore a black geometric cut-out Miu Miu dress which shimmered under the red carpet's lights<br></p><p>But if not wearing pops of pink, attendees played it safe in black, paid homage to Miuccia Prada in metallic or chose vibrant yellow or cool persimmon to break away from the pack.</p><p>There were a great deal of sequins, beads, embroidery, feathers and shapes verging on sculpture - finally, unbridled dress choices, and a few pant looks, that all altogether were a carnival for the eyes.<br></p><p>Manyturned out in Prada, including the evening's co-chairwoman Carey Mulligan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth and of course, Anna Wintour, who wore a custom Prada gown made to reflect the 1937 Lobster Dress by Schiaparelli- a simple white silk evening dress which featured a large lobster painted by Salvador Dali onto the skirt.</p><p> </p><p>Classic selection: Cate Blanchett (far left) wore an Alexander McQueen gown, Rihanna (left) wore a Tom Ford design, Beyonce (middle) chose a Givenchy haute couture gown and Linda Evangelista went the extremely safe route by wearing a Prada dress in the classic colour <br></p><p> </p><p>Black and white: Classic tones were blended by Stella McCartney (left) who wore her own label's pants and top ensemble, Doutzen Kroes (middle) wore a Roland Mouret gown and Chanel Iman (right) wore a Tom Ford dress. The designer was also her date for the evening<br></p><p>Plentyothers were dressed by their designer dates - Emma Stone looked pictureperfect in Lanvin accompanied by Alber Elbaz, Tom Ford and Chanel Iman were a polished pair and old friends Olivier Theyskens and Caroline Trentini came together.</p><p>So did Alexander Wang and Azealia Banks, Joseph Altuzarra and Lana Del Rey, and Greta Gerwig with Parabal Gurung.</p><p> </p><p>Citrus stars: New mother January Jones (far left) wore a strapless Versace gown, Emma Roberts (left) chose an Escada dress, Coco Rocha (middle) wore a vintage Givenchy pant suit that was once worn by Elizabeth Taylor and Solange Knowles (right) wore a strapless Rachel Roy gown<br></p><p> </p><p>Pretty in persimmon: Katharine McPhee (far left)shone in Elie Saab, Kirsten Dunst (left) chose old world glamour from Rodarte, Eva Mendez (middle) supported in Prada and Ginnifer Goodwin (right) chose Monique Lhuillier </p><p> </p><p>Mix and match: Some celebrities broke all the rules entirely such as M.I.A. (far left) who wore Stella McCartney, Kristen Stewart (left) who chose a Balenciaga design, Elizabeth Banks (middle) who wore a multi-layered Mary Katrantzou dress and Shailene Woodley (right) who wore a Christopher Kane gown<br></p><p>Approximately 800 guests attended theGala this year, and Ms Wintour announced that over $11million had been raised for the Costume Institute, its biggest sum yet. <br></p><p>Elettra Wiedemann co-hosted the red-carpet arrivals with Vogue's Billy Norwich, who at the end of the evening, after hundreds of vibrant, sparkly and jaw dropping creative dresses had walked past him, said: 'There's a real feeling of surrealism. I feel a little bit trippy'.</p><p>It perfectly sums up the exhibition, and the two iconic Italian designers it honors - Schiaparelliwho broke the rules of fashion through her continual collaborations with surrealist artist Salvador Dali, and Prada, who remains at the forefront of fashion through her eclectic visions and quirky style.</p><p> </p><p></p>?Legs forever! Miranda Kerr steps out in hotpants and skyscraper heels<br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:19:55 GMT, 30 June 2012 UPDATED:06:58 GMT, 2 July 2012</p><p>Her off-duty attire may be miles away from the bizarre ensemble she wore to work hours before before, but Miranda Kerr still looked as though she'd just stepped off the catwalk yesterday.</p><p>The 29-year-old beauty showed off her enviable legs in tiny denim shorts as she walked through the West Village yesterday following a photoshoot.</p><p>Miranda teamed her hotpants with towering colourful heels.<br></p><p> </p><p>Her eye-catching outfit consisted of a silver sequinned T-shirt with hot pink writing, paired with metallic blue snakeskin trousers.</p><p>Iridescent boots, similar to ones spotted on Rita Ora last week, completed the look.</p><p>Miranda's usual fresh-faced look was ditched for heavy black eye make-up.</p><br><br><br><p></p>?Miss Piggy shoes for $595 and $180 Animal shirts: How designer labels are taking their style lead from the new Muppets movie<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:20:07 GMT, 18 November 2011</p><p>The new Muppets movie doesn't hit cinemas for another week, but it seems the fashion pack has already fallen head over heels for Jim Henson's classic characters.</p><p>A number of designer brands have created limited-edition products to tie in with the film. And, a far cry from typical novelty merchandise, the latest offering has serious style cred.</p><p>Hip New York boutique Opening Ceremony is stocking a Muppets X Opening Ceremony capsule line alongside creations by Chloe Sevigny and Alexander Wang.</p><p> </p><p>And Jerome C Rousseau has designed the $595 Diva Glitter pump, to go on sale in January, that was inspired by Miss Piggy. She even appears in an ad for it, gazing at the sparkly shoe in wonder.</p><p> </p><p>Also on the footwear front is a series of Adidas Originals trainers, which launched today, each inspired by a different Muppet - a favourite is the Kermit-inspired design complete with green felt collar tongue.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>And nOir jewellery, a brand beloved of Rihanna, Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry, has also created a line based on the movie.</p><p>Thebeauty world too, is cashing in on the Muppets' popularity. Those who want lashes like Miss Piggy for their Christmas bash can fond falsies atMAC, while OPI's 'Simply Moi' nail polish collection also takes its lead from the porcine primadonna.</p><p>Cheryl Wischhover of , whooriginally reported on the volume of Muppets merchandise, believes nostalgia is one of several reasons designers are so inspired by the characters. </p><p>'So many peoplewho are designing now grew up with the Muppets and probably have fond memories,' she told MailOnline. <br></p><p>'Second, they're (or rather their creators are) smart. Despite the fact that they're puppets, the show in the Seventies and Eighties and subsequent movies had plenty of witty, edgy adult humour.'</p><p>She added that their popularity is also down to the fact that they are easy to identify with. Not only are they portrayed interacting with humans, but because each character is flawed in some way, or has a unique neurosis, like Miss Piggy's temper and Gonzo with his chicken fetish, they seem more human themselves.</p><p>But most of all, any collaboration presents a lucrative business opportunity.<br></p><p>'The reality is that nowmovie tie-ins are really lucrative and this one is a no-brainer,' she explained. 'Unlikeother more kid-focused Disney properties, the Muppets are perceived to be "cool" and there's a lot of cross-over opportunity.'</p>?Naomi Campbell the dancing diva: Model throws some moves in the street clad in leather hot pants and fishnet tights during Fashion's Night Out celebrations<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:13:40 GMT, 11 September 2010</p><p></p><p>She has something of a reputation for being a diva.</p><p>But last night it wasn't a temper tantrum that was giving Naomi Campbell that reputation.</p><p>Instead the 40-year-old model became a dancing diva, performing an energetic routine in the street outside the Dolce &amp; Gabbana store in New York's Madison Avenue.</p><p>Naomi was accompanied by an army of models, who all joined her in wearing leather hot pants, fishnet tights and charity print T-shirts for a truly traffic-stopping display.<br></p><p>It was all part of Friday's Fashion's Night Out, a global one-night-only retail event - and brainchild ofVogue editor Anna Wintour - aimed to spark sales in the sluggish economy.</p><p>Campbell was also celebrating the 25th anniversary of her modelling career.<br></p><p>She used the Dolce &amp; Gabbana store as her home base, getting unexpected visits from Tyson Beckford and photographer Patrick Demarchelier. <br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Fans packed the store for Campbell's signature on T-shirts that show her at various times in her now 25-year career in modeling.<br></p><p>'I can't thank Domenico (Dolce) and Stefano (Gabbana) enough to do this for my 25th anniversary in modeling,' Campbell said.<br></p><p>While she's had a rough ride in the press lately with her appearance at the Hague in Charles Taylor's war-crimes trial, Campbell has a close relationship with many fashion insiders, ticking off the names Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Stefano Pilati, John Galliano and the late Alexander McQueen as dear friends.<br></p><p>'I've had a great ride so far these 25 years, and I'm grateful. I have bonded with some designers. I vacation with Stefano and Domenico. I see them in the off-work time, I see them at a relaxing time,' she said. <br></p><p> </p><p>'My friendships aren't based on if someone is giving me work, it's if we like each other.'<br></p><p>Campbell, 40, said she does, in fact,sometimes go dancing in on her nights off, leaving her with the feelingthat her performance for the crowd was somewhat natural. <br></p><p>She even counted down the 'five, six, seven, eight' that starts many professional numbers.<br></p><p>'I studied dance way back when, but Igave it up when I became a model. Sometimes I'm just a frustrated olderwoman who gets these moments when she can get her dance on.'</p><p>Clothing retailers and big-name fashion designers in the United States and around the world joined together on Friday in festive promotional events aimed at enticing recession-weary shoppers to go on a spending spree.<br></p><p>The event is now in its second year, with promotional parties thrown across 100 U.S. cities from New York to Los Angeles, Houston and Miami.<br></p><p>Joining in are shops in, Australia, Portugal, South Korea and Turkey, along with those in fashion centres who held events last year such as Britain, Italy, France, Greece, Russia, Brazil, India, Spain, China, Germany, Japan and Taiwan.<br></p><p>In Milan, tens of thousands of fashion-hungry shoppers and party-goers thronged the Italian fashion capital's small streets for a party on Thursday, hoping to rub elbows with big-name designers at Valentino and Prada who offered champagne and artistic performances.<br></p><p>'This city, usually, is dead at night, and that's not because of the downturn,' said fashion supremo Giorgio Armani, who offered a live performance of British pop band Hurts.<br></p><p>London events featured actress Gwyneth Paltrow and model Claudia Schiffer helping to draw big crowds.<br></p><p> </p><p>In New York, more than 1,000 retailers and brands including designers Diane von Furstenberg, Alexander Wang and Donna Karan were set to minglewith shoppers at in-store parties.</p><p>Wintour made an early stop at Ralph Lauren, where she posed with actress Halle Berry, who wowed in a sheer, bejewelled back top which left little to the imagination. <br></p><p>Wintour said the event had grown in a year 'by slightly epic proportions.'<br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Hundreds of people lined up outside Bergdorf Goodman, where huge crowds flocked to see Victoria Beckham and Mary J. Blige, who came out to promote her eyewear line.<br></p><p>'We love you Mary!' shouted fans.</p><p>Designers including Mark Badgley and James Mischka, Lela Rose and Thakoon Panichgul trotted out their dogs for a modeling contest, dressed in duds from top hats to wedding gowns to boas. <br></p><p>Crowds grew so big it was hard to use the escalators or leave the store. 'You don't see this much excitement at stores,' said Badgley as he surveyed the crowd while holding his beagle Ramel, dressed in a top hat and tuxedo. <br></p><p> </p><p>The design team's beagles were dressed as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.</p><p>An ice rink in Houston was transformed into a fashion runway, Cirque du Soleil performers were playing in Washington's streets, Miami was hosting a shoppers' block party and shoppers on Rodeo Drive could get free rides on a Ferris wheel in Los Angeles.<br></p><p>But while the night was aimed at turning around shoppers worn down by economic hard times, many retailers do not measure the precise economic impact of the event and some concede it was more of a social event than sales boost.<br></p><p>Foot traffic jumped in New York stores after last year's event by 50 percent, according to research firm ShopperTrak. NYC &amp; Company, which promotes marketing and tourism in the city, found 75 percent of shoppers bought something in a survey of 1,300 consumers.<br></p><p> </p><p>Saks Fifth Avenue, which is hosting dance lessons with designers such asZac Posen, has expanded the event to 34 of its U.S. stores.<br></p><p>'We were impressed by the response from customers,' said Saks' chief executive Steve Sadove, calling it 'a perfect way to kick off the fall season.'<br></p><p>Designers can use 'Fashion's Night Out' to help make fashion feel more accessible, Kolb added.<br></p><p>Jessica Alba, at Polo Ralph Lauren in SoHo, said she came to New York just for the event.<br></p><p>'It's a perfect way to boost the economy and hang out with some friends, have a little champagne and shop all night,' she said.<br></p><p> </p><p>Strutting their stuff: Entourage actress Perrey Reeves, Singer Cassie, and actress Keisha Whitaker, wife of Forest Whitaker<br></p><p> <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><br><br>?LIZ JONES MOANSNew York Fashion Week: Bono, nuns and why I don't worship his wife's fashion<p> By <br>UPDATED:00:04 GMT, 15 September 2011</p><br>Funny, outrageous and downright rude. Who&#8217;s in Liz Jones&#8217; firing line this week?<p>MOST OFFENSIVE GARMENTS</p><p>Forever 21, the Bible bashing U.S. bargain basement store that is opening its doors this week at Westfield Stratford, is stocking in New York with a T-shirt for girls that reads, &#8216;Allergic to Algebra&#8217;. <br></p><p>There has already been a backlash, with women sticking post-it notes over the top of the shirt, which costs around £8. One read: &#8216;Smart girls are cool.&#8217; Another, though, read: &#8216;Girls who do maths are smart. Their way cooler&#8217;<br></p><p>BEST PROGRAMME NOTES<br></p><p>At Edun&#8217;s show (attended by Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and Sting) the ethical label owned by Ali Hewson and husband Bono, we were told that the black hand-knitted skirt and fitted dress were made by &#8216;artisan nuns&#8217; in Kenya. Gives a whole new meaning to worshipping fashion.</p><p>UNNECESSARY CLEAVAGE<br></p><p>Linda Evangelista at the Alexander Wang show looked stunning in head-to-toe black with slicked back hair, but why show off her breasts like that? Yuk!</p><p>MOST ANNOYING PR GIRL<br></p><p>Thewoman guarding Rachel Zoe at her Seventies-influenced fashion show on Monday afternoon. Me: &#8216;Can I talk to Rachel for a few minutes?&#8217; PR girl:&#8216;You have two questions.&#8217; This woman is a stylist, not the President ofthe U.S!</p><p>MOST DRAMATIC WEIGHT LOSS<br></p><p>Lea Michele, wearing a nude dress at Alexander Wang. &#8216;Have you been on a diet?&#8217; I yelled from my press compound (cage). &#8216;Um, this dress is cut on the bias.&#8217; Ah, right. Her future ambition must be to get those hands to meet in the middle.</p><p>BEST GRAFFITI<br></p><p>On a poster for I Don&#8217;t Know How She Does It someone has scrawled: &#8216;She hires a Latina nanny!&#8217;<br></p><p>THE MOST HYPERBOLIC SHOW REVIEW<br></p><p>&#8216;Thiswas cool warrior gal chic at its best, infused with a courtly sensibility &#8212; militant yet feminine at the same time.&#8217; [Fashion Wire Daily, about Alexander Wang]</p><p>NEW WORDS<br></p><p>.&#8202;.&#8202;.&#8201;for words that were perfectly OK to begin with<br>Merch: short for merchandise<br>Vacay: short for vacation<br></p><p>GRAVITY DEFYING MOMENT<br></p><p>What&#8217;s holding up this frock (top picture) at Zac Posen? Blu tac?</p>?Kelly Osbourne, Peaches Geldof and Ellie Goulding make for an all-star front row at Charlotte Ronson's vintage-inspired show<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:08:16 GMT, 12 September 2011</p><p>Charlotte Ronson's show was the big celebrity draw last night, with guests including Kelly Osbourne, Mandy Moore, Ellie Goulding, Rose McGowan, Peaches Geldof and LeAnn Rimes lining the front row.</p><p>The designer sister of Mark and Sam stayed true to form with a vintage-inspired collection that paid homage to the Twenties, Thirties and Forties.</p><p>Loose drop-waist dresses, which are proving to be a Fashion Week theme already, came in sunset hues, while delicate pastel floral prints adorned slinky slips and midi skirts.</p><p> </p><p>Dressed to impress: Rose McGowan (left), Mandy Moore and LeAnn Rimes (right) made for a polished front row<br></p><p>Summer knits had shirt-style collars and colourful zig-zag stripes, lending a grungy look when layered with chiffon slips and tailored shorts.</p><p>It was the star-studded front row that gave this show the X-factor though - probably one of the most celebrity-heavy at New York Fashion Week so far.</p><p>The designer's twin sister Sam was DJ for the event, while Peaches Geldof, who was seen with arms slung around boyfriend Thomas Cohen throughout, and Kelly Osbourne, who wore curious white gloves with her grey frock, rallied in support.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Highlighter chic: There was far more colour than in recent collections, adding energy to sheer laser-cut tunics<br></p><p>But things look set to get only busier over the next few days, with big hitters Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Carolina Herrera still to come.</p><p>New York Fashion Week wraps up on Thursday when the biannual fashion tour moves on to London.<br></p>?Whatever she can do, I can! Liberty Ross hits catwalk at NY Fashion Week - 48 hours after Kristen Stewart returns to the spotlight<br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:03:08 GMT, 9 September 2012 UPDATED:03:17 GMT, 9 September 2012</p><p>Liberty Ross has returned to the spotlight following the Kristen Stewart scandal that has threatened to rock her marriage with director Rupert Sanders.</p><p>The brunette model was seen striding down the catwalk at New York Fashion Week tonight, just 48 hours after the Twilight actress made her first red carpet appearance since news of the affair broke.</p><p>British beauty Liberty, 33, looked almost extraterrestrial with her razor sharp cheekbones and quirky white windbreaker-meets-pencil skirt creation for the Alexander Wang Spring 2013 collection.</p><p> </p><p>The mother-of-two had plastic buckles wrapped around each leg just below the knee and fortunately was given chunky heels to sashay down the runway in rather than skinny sky-high stilettos.</p><p></p><p>Liberty also had an unusual headdress from the tip of her forehead running down her centre-parting.</p><p>Highlighting her natural beauty, Ross seemed to go relatively make-up, with just a ghostly foundation.<br></p><p> </p><p>On Thursday night, Kristen was seen gracing the Toronto Film Festival in Canada to promote her new film On The Road.</p><p>She followed up the appearance with aphotocall today, candidly answering a question about her and estranged boyfriend Robert Pattinson, saying: 'We're going to be fine'.</p><p>The actual question was in reference to the twosome promoting The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 side-by-side in November, rather than the current status of their romance.</p><p> </p>?Nominations are in for 'fashion Oscars' - but with most CFDA award hopefuls under 26, why have big names been ignored?<p>By <br>UPDATED:19:59 GMT, 17 March 2011</p><p>It is known as the 'fashion Oscars', and last night the nominations were announced for the 2011 Council of Fashion Designers of America award.</p><p>Rising talents including Alexander Wang, 26, Jason Wu, 28, and Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are among the hopefuls - but there is a startling lack of more well-established names.</p><p>There were no nominations for Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein&#8217;s Francisco Costa - despite consistent industry acclaim.</p><p>And while last year's Fashion Icon award was given to a 55-year-old Iman, this year's is set to go to Lady Gaga, 24.</p><p></p><p>Even Marc Jacobs was startled when it was announced that at 47, he was worthy of the Lifetime Achievement Award. The designer himself joked that it should just be a 'half-lifetime achievement award'.</p><p> </p><p>The Olsen twins, Mary Kate and Ashley, both 24, were listed alongside Prabal Gurung and Joseph Altuzarra in the womenswear up-and-coming talent hopefuls.</p><p>The only well-established names among the nominees aside from Mr Jacobs were Reed Krakoff and Michael Bastian, both 46.</p><p>But Styleite writer Justin Fenner defended the CFDA's choices: 'The CFDA&#8217;s mission isn&#8217;t to honour young designers, it&#8217;s to honour talented ones. <br></p><p>'Either the people who run it think these young bucks are more talented than the old masters, or they&#8217;re changing course.'</p><p>The nominations were announced last night at the studio of CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg.</p><p>Othersto be honoured at the ceremony on June 6 include Celine's British designer Phoebe Philo, who will be given the International Award, while the CFDA Board of Directors&#8217; Special Tribute Award will be given to photographer Arthur Elgort.</p><p>Nominations for each award category are submitted by the CFDA Fashion Awards Selection Committee, which is made up of around 300 members and over 500 fashion retailers, journalists, and stylists.</p><p> </p><p></p><p></p><br>?Now Alexander Wang is latest designer to join forces with eBay as purses from NEXT SEASON collection go on sale<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:21:09 GMT, 14 June 2011</p><p>Alexander Wang's grungy look and rock-chic accessories have made him a a favourite with stars including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Rihanna and Miranda Kerr.</p><p>Now the CFDA's Accessories Designer of the Year is giving his fans a jump start on next season's offering by launching his fall/winter purses exclusively on eBay.</p><p>And you won't have to wait till the weather turns to get your hands on them. The line of wallets, which are designed to be carried alone, like a clutch bag, hits the site on Friday.</p><p> </p><p>The pieces are the same ones that appeared in his runway show in February and include a bright red circular ponyskin number with fur tassels on the zips, and neat leather squares in mirror-shiny metallics.</p><p></p><p>Describing his inspiration behind his latest accessory collection, Mr Wang, 27, said: 'I've always loved when girls carry their wallets as a clutch instead of a bag. It&#8217;s inspired the look of the show and the collection itself.'</p><p>Of course such effortless chic does not come cheap. Prices start at $235 for the compact Quillon, soaring up to $525 for the ponyskin Zelmira design.</p><p>But at least there's no chance of the price soaring any higher, as they won't be sold at auction, like so many of the products on eBay.</p><p>Instead they will be sold at fixed 'Buy It Now' prices on eBay's new Fashion Vault section.</p><p>Mr Wang follows in the footsteps of Narciso Rodriguez and Derek Lam, whose cut-price Derek Lam + eBay collection was a huge hit after actresses Rachel Bilson and Rose Byrne were spotted in dresses from the line.</p><p>They represent the huge changes the online shopping site has made to its fashion offering in the past year.<br></p><p>It now has a Fashion Outlet section, offering fixed-price discounts on items from a range of major retailers, while the eBay Fashion app allows shoppers to browse, buy and virtually 'try on' items.</p><p>Steve Yankovich, vice president of mobile at eBay told WWD: 'eBay did £2billion in mobile sales last year. This year it will be more than $4billion.<br></p><p>'EBay's made it easier to list sales on its mobile app, so you can buy something and flip something else.'<br></p><p>Available to buy from Friday, exclusively at </p>?Web exclusive: The top 10 new models to watch<p> By </p><p>UPDATED:08:59 GMT, 11 July 2011</p><p></p><p>Each season a slew of new models enter the international scene eager tobecome the next Stella Tennant, Agyness Deyn, Liu Wen or (dare we say?)Kate Moss. Of course there are telltale signs (opened the Prada show,shot by Steven Miesel for Vogue Italia, enlisted by Christopher Baileyfor the Burberry campaign), but there are also fresh faces who justhave that special something that makes it obvious they&#8217;ll have stayingpower. <br></p><p>So after meeting a handful of catwalk hopefuls, chatting withmodel agents, and scouring the shows, we&#8217;ve compiled a new must-watchlist - the future girls who could well give Ms Moss a run for hermoney, if you will. Hedge your bets now.</p><p>Nyasha Matonhodze </p><p>Chosen as one of the new fresh faces for Louis Vuitton&#8217;s autumn/winter campaign, 16-year-old Nyasha Matonhodze has caused a sensational stir among blue chip designers and casting directors. Hailing from Northampton, Zimbabwean born Matonhodze was discovered in her school uniform at Elite model agency in 2009 and went on to win the prestigious Elite Model Look UK competition later that year (accompanied by none other us at YOU!) In addition to the Vuitton campaign, this future face has also been photographed for top fashion bibles Love, i-D, Harper's Bazaar, and Teen Vogue. One to watch indeed.<br><br></p><p><br></p><p>Saskia de Brauw</p><p>Numerous model predictors are saying 2011 will be all about the Dutch girl - and Saskia de Brauw - born and raised in a village just outside of Amsterdam, is well on her way to ensuring this prediction comes true. In addition to starring in campaigns for Chanel and Givenchy this season, de Brauw was also featured on the cover of Vogue Italia and was chosen to star on French editor Carine Roitfield&#8217;s last Vogue Paris cover. Indications are clear that Ms de Brauw is a girl with staying power. <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Julia Saner</p><p>One of this season&#8217;s most talked-about fresh faces is Swiss Miss Julia Saner. Perhaps it was inevitable that the Berne-born beauty, having won the international Elite Model Look content in 2009, would book a show run spanning Gucci, Fendi, Chanel, Lanvin, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton. Now that the booking sweepstakes have turned from shows to stellar editorials and campaigns expect Julia to be one of those must-book girls for seasons to come. <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Hailey Clauson</p><p>Despite being a young sophomore in high school, California-born Hailey Clauson's poise, maturity and innate elegance made her a must-book in her debut season &#8211; earning comparisons to fellow American teen model Karlie Kloss. After walking the walk for the highly selective likes of Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Versace and Miu Miu and scoring numerous blue chip editorials, Clauson looms large as a girl with the possibility for longevity.<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Emily Baker<br></p><p>With razor-sharp cheekbones, personality and a runway strut that evokes the glory years of the nineties supermodel, 17-year-old Emily Baker is poised to become this year's most striking new face. Courted by influential casting director Russell Marsh, the New Zealand native debuted on the autumn/winter 11 catwalks for Prada, Miu Miu, Balenciaga, and Proenza Schouler. Attention now turns from the runways to magazines and campaigns, and Emily&#8217;s unique beauty is sure to deliver a distinctive image. <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Josephine Skriver</p><p>From Calvin Klein to Preen, to Gucci, Max Mara and Alexander Wang, 17-year-old Josephine Skriver has made a huge impact on the catwalk, the kind that has put this Danish native on the watch list of every top photographer, fashion editor and casting director in town. With a cover for Vogue Germany and a slew of top runway bookings in the bag, it&#8217;s clear fashion&#8217;s finest can&#8217;t seem to resist the lure of this fresh faced newcomer, signalling there is much more to come.<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Cailin Hill</p><p>Canadian native and Ford Model Cailin Hill has won us over with her witty, fun, and ever so slightly sarcastic Tumblr blog, Model Burnbook. With model watchers opting for models with personality, Hill has enjoyed face time with some of the industry's top photographers and casting agents, shooting for the likes of Marie Claire, Flare and starring in this season&#8217;s Calvin Klein denim campaign. A girl with distinctive personal style, look for Hill on both major runways and countless street style blogs in the seasons to come. <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Colinne Michaelis<br></p><p>It goes without saying that two of the most important positions on the runway are the opening and closing slots. This has become even more apparent when it comes to Prada. And this season&#8217;s coveted Prada opening slot went to French newcomer Colinne Michaelis, the great granddaughter of Vogue's legendary art director Alexander Liberman. Catching the eye of casting director Russell Marsh, Michaelis also walked for fashion power houses Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent and Lanvin. With campaigns in the pipeline and editorial high summon from the likes of ACNE Paper and Interview, Colinne proves herself be a rising star indeed. <br><br></p><p>Molly Smith </p><p>16-year-old British newcomer Molly Smith is the latest Burberry girl to be shot by Mario Testino starring in the autumn/winter 11 campaign. Discovered while shopping in Covent Garden two years ago, Smith has gone on to shoot editorials for top titles Teen Vogue and Vogue Italia - coups for any new model. We predict a further slew of enviable assignments guaranteed to keep her front and centre in the booking sweepstakes. <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Sui He<br></p><p>With models Fei Fei Sun and Liu Wen appearing front and centre in major ad campaigns, runway shows, and magazine editorials, model watchers are predicting that Asian models are on the rise in 2011. And newcomer Sui He suggests this prediction may well come true: opening the autumn/winter 11 Ralph Lauren show in New York, Sui marked the first time in recent history that an Asian model has opened for the revered American brand and followed with appearances at fashion power houses Dries Van Noten, Jill Stuart and Dolce &amp; Gabbana. With editorials in Harper&#8217;s Bazaar China and V, Sui has indeed justified her status as a breakthrough star. It's perhaps premature to hope that 2011 will be the year of the Asian model, but any increase in diversity in the fashion industry is certainly worth noticing. Watch this space.<br></p><p></p><br>?Olivia Palermo and her model beau prove Fashion Week is just as glamorous behind-the-scenes in tour of their Paris suite<br><p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:21:20 GMT, 20 March 2012 UPDATED:21:20 GMT, 20 March 2012</p><p>If Olivia Palermo and her boyfriend Johannes Huebl's life is anything to go by, Paris Fashion Week is just as glamorous behind the scenes as it is front row.</p><p>The gorgeous couple were seen smooching and dancing in in the city's romantic Tuileries Gardens for a recent shoot but that was only a taster.</p><p>Now a new shoot offers a glimpse into their private sanctuary at the luxurious Le Meurice Hotel and delves into Miss Palermo's enviable travel wardrobe at the same time.</p><p>Scroll down for video</p><p> </p><p>Designer downtime: Dressed in an Ermanno Scervino dress with leopard print ballet pumps, Palermo takes some time out from Paris Fashion Week with her beau, who is in a perfectly-pressed Neil Barrett linen suit</p><p>In a feature for Lifestyle Mirror, the couple - who have been dating since 2008 - enjoy a break from the paparazzi and catch up on phone calls at the same time, while lying on crisp white luxury sheets.</p><p>Miss Palermo wears an Ermanno Scervino dress with cute leopard print ballet pumps while her beau is dressed in a perfectly-pressed linen suit by NeilBarrett and suede loafers by Alberto Guardiani.</p><p></p><p>Another frame shows her, in leather trousers by The Row, laughing, presumably at Mr Huebl who is standing in an empty bath that also doubles as a space for their expansive luggage - even if he manages to carry off the odd pose in style with a Band of Outsiders shirt.</p><p>Miss Palermo is also seen relaxing on acream French parlour chair, dressed in a red Carven floral dress, surrounded by designer shoes from Dolce and Gabbana and Casadei, as wellas bags by Nina Ricci and Vionnet.</p><p>The City star also sorts through her 'eclectic' wardrobe and reveals her fashion tips.</p><p>Browsing through her clothes she divulges the secret to her consistently perfect style.</p><p>'When I'm picking out a top, dress or even a full look, the tailoring is the most important thing,' she says.</p><p>'You can find a great piece but you have to find a wonderful tailor at the end of the day.'</p><p>Pointing to her favourite Dior bag, a pair of green trousers from Topshop and pile of costume jewellery, Miss Palermo says that she loves 'a pop of colour, even when you're wearing all black', and that choosing an outfit that fits well should a priorityover trends.</p><p>'It's really important when you have a dress that you're able to have that movement and easiness and that you feel comfortable,' she says.</p><p>And, then, despite the opulent A-list lifestyle she leads, Miss Palermo reveals an egalitarian side. <br></p><p>'I always say that it's not how much a piece of jewellery costs. So if it's $2, well, that's even more exciting,' she admits.</p><p>VIDEO: WATCH THE INTERVIEW WITH OLIVIA PALERMO HERE<br></p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><br></p>?Her cup runneth over: Oprah Winfrey reveals a little too much in her plunging red neckline as she parties at Versace for H&amp;M<p> By <br>UPDATED:13:35 GMT, 9 November 2011</p><p></p><p>It was meant to be a party to celebrate the launch of Versace's one-off collaboration with high street chain H&amp;M.</p><p>But Oprah Winfrey, 57, managed to attract attention away from the clothes with her very low-cut neckline.</p><p>The TV titan's ample cleavage came dangerously close to spilling out of her plunging red satin dress as she cosied up to actress friend Uma Thurman at the fashion event in New York last night. <br></p><p>Scroll down to watch a video of the collection<br></p><p>While Winfrey wasn't wearing a Versace creation, it was fair to say her dress was just as eye-catching as some of the designs.<br></p><p>And it wasn't just Winfrey with plenty of cleavage on show.</p><p>Gossip Girl star Blake Lively stepped into the spotlight at Manhattan's Pier 57 in a rather revealing Versace dress.</p><p> </p><p>The Gossip Girl star, who is now dating Ryan Reynolds after a brief fling with Leonardo DiCaprio, poured her curves into a low-cut black and white number.</p><p>The daring neckline, or lack thereof, did little to offer the Blake the support she might have required if shehad wanted to put in a more demure turn.</p><p>But of course, demure was not the aim of the game.</p><p> </p><p>Lively showed off her figure to full effect as she stood confidently in front of the army of flashbulbs, withhand on hip and chest pushed out.</p><p>The fashion night featured an array ofglitzy celebs, dressed in their best for as the high street collided with high end fashion for the launch of H&amp;M and Versace's joint venture.</p><p>Other VIPs putting in an appearance included Emma Roberts, who slipped into one of the new line's patterned black trouser and corset ensemble, teamed with killer blue heels.</p><p> </p><p>New mothers Selma Blair and Jessica Alba, who gave birth in July and August respectively, were also on hand to add a splash of movie star scenery.</p><p>Selma stood out in a pink dress while, while Jessica wore a glittering black and gold number.</p><p>Pulp Fiction star Uma Thurman went glamorous in a black pencil-skirted dress teamed with tuxedo jacket, while singer Ke$ha took a walk on the wild side in an animal print jumpsuit.</p><p> </p><p>Ready for their close-ups: Sofia Coppola wore a classic LBD with slits in the arms, Abbie Cornish donned a blouse and knee-high boots while Chloe Moretz looked pretty in a yellow frock </p><p>The new collections is dominated by dresses featuring studded leather, silk and colourful print.</p><p>Accessories including high heels and costume jewellery.</p><p>Speaking of the collection, Donatella Versace told Style.com: 'All these people reacting to what was in the archives - Gaga, the people in London, the young kids in the office - they're 25 years old, they're obsessed... <br></p><p> </p><p>Takinga turn: Uma Thurman wore a black pencil-skirted dress for the occasion,completing the look with a tuxedo jacket and heels</p><p> </p><p>'But they don't know the whole story. So we did a best of Versace for H&amp;M, a greatest hits, from the beginning until now.'</p><p>The night feature a runway show where the new designs were showcased.</p><p>Meanwhile, none other than Prince and R&amp;B star Nicki Minaj provided the entertainment.</p><p> </p><p>Dapper: Zachary Quinto, Chace Crawford and Stephen Dorff all cut a dash in their outfits<br></p><p> </p><p>Standing out: But other guests were in the mood to push the fashion boundaries a little further, from left AlanCumming, music producer Mark Ronson and another guest</p><p> </p><br><p></p>?The award for most expensive fashion store goes to... Oscar de la Renta (where the average customer spends $3,217)<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:21:45 GMT, 25 August 2011</p><p>Oscar de la Renta on New York's Madison Avenue is America's most expensive fashion store.<br></p><p>According to data compiled by Bundle, the high-end retail space attracts an average spend of $3,217 per well-heeled customer.</p><p>The designer label, known for the crisp, romantic style of its namesake founder, occupies the high-end space on the exclusive shopping strip.</p><p></p><p> Given that immaculately tailored dresses by the Dominican designer start at around $1,890 and run to a massive $10,690, says Racked.com, the average spend may not be unfathomable.</p><p></p><p>According to the research, three of the five most expensive fashion stores and in the U.S. are in New York City.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Runner up to Oscar de la Renta is Giorgio Armani, also on Madison Avenue and just moments from the title holder. Customers at the Italian design house spent an average of $2,881.</p><p>Third is exclusive retailer Loro Plana in Boston, where a standard shopping spree came to $2,818 and fourth is Swiss design house Akris, where shoppers spent an average of $2,649.<br></p><p>Trailing in fifth place - and with a lowly spend of just $2,258 - is Maxfield in West Hollywood, where the glamorous set indulge in the likes of Chanel and Balmain.</p><p>The data goes some way to clarify what has been a relatively unknown side of fashion retail.</p><p>In a world where items with vast price-tags have traditionally grabbed headlines, this data gives a more rounded impression of real expenditure.<br></p><p>Bundle said: 'We looked at proprietary data provided to us by Citi, and looked at average receipt amounts based on millions of transactions done in clothing stores across the U.S from April 2010 to May 2011. <br></p><p>'We filtered out places like wholesalers, manufacturers and big department stores, and then ranked the most expensive shops by average receipt sizes.'</p><p>Other names in the top 25 - of which half are located in New York City - include Tom Ford, Vera Wang, Dolce &amp; Gabbana, Prada and Alexander McQueen.</p>?<p>Working her magic: The actress cut a poised figure as she stood and smiled for the camera </p><p> </p><p>Stealing the show: Angelina knew exactly how to stand in her dress and stuck her leg out of the split to emphasis the bold dress <br></p><p>Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz were just two stars to take on the trend, with the Contagion star showing off simple lines in Tom Ford. <br></p><p>Paltrow's dress boasted capped sleeves and an elegant cape detail which hung off her shoulders for a statement look. <br></p><p>Diaz stepped out the strapless Gucci gown which displayed a simple body but offered drama in the train with a tiered ruffled hemline and flashes of sequin embellishment. <br></p><p></p><p>Jennifer Lopez, who graced the red carpet without her toyboy boyfriend Casper Smart, showed off her curves in a plunging cream dress byZuhair Murad.</p><p>The American Idol judge teamed the gown, which also boasted a dipped back neckline, with a large bun piled on top of her head. </p><p>The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress Rooney Mara also stuck to the dazzling white trend and stepped out in a flowing white gown by Givenchy which boasted a plunging neckline as well as dipped back detail. <br></p><p> </p><p>Simply Stunning: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara looked incredible in a flowing white gown by Givenchy</p><p>Bridesmaid actress Rose Byrne stuck to black, donning a glittering Vivienne Westwood gown and Anna Faris also opted for a similar look. <br></p><p>SandraBullock teamed both the dark and light trends by wearing a stunning monochrome dress by Marchesa, adding extra glamour with gold detailing around the waist and sleeves. </p><p>Of course not everyone kept to black and white and there were plenty of flashes of colour with many stars opting for bold and bright looks. <br></p><p> </p><p>Nude, bold and simple shapes: Kristen Wiig, Penelope Ann Miller and Shailene Woodley showed off different styles on the red carpet</p><p> </p><p>Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain and Berenice Bejo all showed off fire-red hues which certainly heated up the red carpet. </p><p>The23-year-old Help star looked stunning in a deep pink Giambattista ValliHaute Couture gown which boasted a large bow around the neck. </p><p>Her co-star and Best Actress in A Supporting Role nominee Jessica Chastain looked incrediblein a flowing black gown with intricate gold detail by Alexander McQueenwhich she teamed with $2million worth of Harry Winston jewels. </p><p></p><p> </p><p>Fire red hues: There was no shortage of red-headed stars on the carpet at the Academy Awards with Emma Stone, Jessica Castain and Berenice Bejo</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Red carpet glamour: Melissa McCarthy opted for powder pink, Missi Pyle stepped out in light aqua while Ellie Kemper stepped out glittering in sequins</p><p>Kenneth Branagh who walked the red carpet with wife Lindsay in Caroline Herrera, said he spent the day doing 'nice things' before attending the Oscar ceremony in Hollywood.<br></p><p>He told MailOnline: 'I took a nice walk on the beach, did a work out and had two cups of English breakfast tea'.</p><p>Branagh is in the Best Supporting Actor category for his portrayal of Laurence Olivier in My Week With Marilyn.</p><p></p>?Did she nearly fall out of her dress? Jennifer Lopez wears not one but two VERY revealing gowns at the Oscars <br><p> By <br>UPDATED:18:23 GMT, 27 February 2012</p><p>She may not have featured in a film this year but that didn&#8217;t stop Jennifer Lopez from making an enormous impact at the Oscars. <br></p><p>Jennifer stepped out in her trademark plunging gown in a Zuhair Murad dress which hugged her curvy figure to perfection. <br></p><p>But as the singer took to the stage alongside Cameron Diaz to present an award she appeared in danger of falling out of her shimmering gown.</p><p>SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO...</p><p>A slither of wardrobe tape was seen straining between her bosom and her low-cut gown as she spoke on stage. <br></p><p>So near the knuckle was the dress in fact that some television stations this morning actually felt the need to blur the 'offending area' during their reports of the night.</p><p>However, the star's stylist Mariel Haenn has defended the gown and has insisted that she didn't have a wardrobe malfunction.</p><p>'The dress fit perfectly to every inch,' she told People magazine. 'While the dress did give the illusion of sheer-ness, joke's on everyone who wishes they saw something!'</p><p> </p><p>Breast-dressed: Jennifer showed a bit more of her chest than necessary as she and Cameron announced the winner of the Oscar</p><p> </p><p>The American Idol judge stepped out solo, without her toyboy boyfriend Casper Smart. </p><p>While the dress not only displayed plenty of cleavage Jennifer ensured that everyone saw the back view too. <br></p><p>Jennifer and Cameron turned around and displayed their derrieres to the audience as they presented the Oscar for Best Costume Design and Best Makeup.</p><p>The singer later changed into another low cut dress to attend the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood.<br></p><p></p><p><p><p><p><p><p><br><br><br><p></p><p></p>?Paris match! Paris Hilton and Rihanna in same dress shocker... But at least they're not at the same bash<p>By <br>UPDATED:14:15 GMT, 3 June 2009</p><br>So who wore this Alexander Wang dress best? Vote in our poll below...<p>It's every girl's nightmare. You spend all day getting ready - choosing the perfect dress, picking the shoes to match, perfecting hair and make up for the occasion. <br></p><p>Then, as you waltz into the party feeling a million dollars, you bump straight into a rival- wearing the same dress. Suddenly a million dollars feels like a million lira - especially if said rival looks better in the dress than you do.</p><p>So while Paris and Rihanna, both in their own individual way a darling of the social circuit (and the fashion world), weren't spotted at the same party in the matching dresses, they were both pictured out in the same city wearing the same dress. <br></p><p>Paris Hilton, 28, last night out with current beau Doug Reinhardt chose the £480 strapless Alexander Wang corset dress to watch the Rock of Ages musical on New York's Broadway after appearing on the David Letterman show. <br></p><p>But she'd been pipped to the fashion post. If she'd been checking the news, she might have seen 19-year-old Rihanna stepping out in Manhattan, New York, two weeks ago, dressing to the nines to visit the apartment of rapperand producer Kanye West, with whom she is rumoured to be romantically linked.</p><p></p><p>For a mere mortal, a contemporary rocking the same dress as us in a city the size of New York zone wouldn't be a problem. But for international stars like these girls, all the world's a stage - and as far as media coverage is concerned, it's the same stage. <br></p><p>Fortunately for Paris and Rihanna, both are, as Paris would say, hot, and both wore the dress well. <br></p><p>But who wore it best?</p><p>Paris went for a statement yoke necklace, round-toed platforms and matching half-moon clutch. Her hair was left loose, but the bouncy, glossy lengthy bob in high-maintenance blonde speaks of plenty of time spent in the hairdresser's chair. <br></p><p>Rihanna let the dress speak for itself, eschewing jewellery, simply quiffing her hair into an enormous bouffant bun on top of her head, and throwing a low-slung silver bag over her shoulder. <br></p><p>So which of the girls do YOU think made the dress their own? You decide - vote now in our poll. </p>?<br> <p> </p> Clockwise from top left:<br><br><p>Hot pink dress, £320, Alexander Wang at Club, 01372 469 262. Leather peep-toe slingbacks, £545, diamante clutch, £645, both Gina Couture, 020 7409 7090 </p><p>Deep pink dress, £995, Mulberry, 020 7491 3900. Sunglasses, £150, Linda Farrow, 020 7518 1830. Suede shoes, £49.99, Schuh, 0845 307 2484 </p><p>Bright pink cardigan, £93, pink trimmed tank top, £300, and shoes, £102, all Matthew Willamson, 020 7629 6200. Pink satin platform shoes, £42 Marni, 020 7245 9520 </p><p>Pink coat with black netting, £80, TopShop, 0845 121 4519 Fishnet tights, £5, Jonathon Aston, mytights.com. Pink and black leather shoes, £410, Gina, 020 7409 7090</p><p>Candy pink dress, £195, Pringle 1815, 0800 360 200. Shoes, £537, diamante clutch, £495, Gina, as before</p><p>Dark pink dress, £352, Issa, 020 7584 0011. Neon pink shoes, £285, Stella McCartney, 020 7518 3100</p><p>Rose pink silk blouse, £505, silk wide-leg trousers and belt, from a selection, both Moschino, 020 7318 0555 </p><p><br></p><p>STYLIST: KAREN CLARKSON<br></p> <p>PHOTOGRAPHER: JOHN JAY<br></p> <p>HAIR &amp; MAKE-UP: CHRISTIAN WOOD USING L'OREAL and KARINA WOODRUFF USING CLINIQUE.</p>?<p>Prime spot: Dr Who star Karen Gillian strikes a pose with a policeman outside 10 Downing St - the first time a fashion shoot has taken place here</p><p>Joanne Froggatt, the mousy maid in Downton Abbey, showed how glam she really is when she's out of costume as she posed in a mini dress at the Foreign Office, tipping an AlexanderWang hat (the most glamorous happening at the building to date?).</p><p>The girls' shoots come as part of a partnership Marie Claire has struck up with the Government's GREAT campaign, an initiative they hope will invite the world to take a fresh look at everything Britain has to offer - with a focus on encouraging investment and tourism. <br></p><p></p><p>The full shoot, whose roll call of homegrown talent is completed by actresses Helen McCrory, Ophelia Lovibond, Eleanor Tomlinson, Antonia Thomas, Oona Chaplin, and Lily James, appears in this month's issue of Marie Claire, out this Thursday. <br></p><p>Trish Halpin Editor-in-Chief says 'To be the first fashion magazine granted access to these amazing London landmarks is a real honour. Along with the fabulous line up of acting talent the shoot shows just how much Great Britain has to be proud of.'<br></p><p>Sandie Dawe, Chief Executive of VisitBritain said: 'As the UK celebrates its successful hosting of the London 2012 Games and the Queen&#8217;s Diamond Jubilee, there&#8217;s no better time to showcase the very best of what Britain has to offer. <br></p><p>'Women around the world will see stunning British design set against some of our most spectacular heritage sites. The Marie Claire feature will remind people that London is a great city for fashion and shopping.'<br></p>?<p>Ethereal couture: Models display creations from the Blumarine spring/summer 2013 collection at Milan Fashion Week</p> <p>Fashion parade: Models strut in a colourful array of Blumarine designs <br></p><p>'And I had an amazing rental house inthe French Quarter with all the ivy and the Spanish moss hanging all around, so that added to the atmosphere.'<br></p><p>The thriller, based on the Edgar Allen Poe story, is a haunting account of a tormented man who continually re-admits himself into a halfway house, in a futile attempt to escape a spiral into madness.<br></p><p>Not seen today was her boyfriend since April, Davey Detail; Rose, however, was seen kissing a mystery man last week.</p>?Stylish Sarah Harding looks effortlessly chic as she runs errands in fur vest and designer handbag<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:22:25 GMT, 5 March 2012</p><p></p><p>Last week she caught the attention of onlookers with a pair of knee-high boots, but today Sarah Harding modelled some more footwear from her extensive collection.<br></p><p>The 30-year-old singer looked effortlessly stylish as she ran some errands in London and picked up some food essentials.<br></p><p>Despite looking rather miserable as she strolled down the street, the blonde star had nothing to worry about when it came to her appearance.</p><p>Harding teamed her flat grey buckled boots with a pair of blue skinny jeans and a long sleeved grey top.<br></p><p>On top she wore her much-loved black fur gilet that no doubt kept her very warm in the chilly weather.</p><p>Sticking to her trademark look, the Girls Aloud star wore a pair of aviator sunglasses to keep the sun out her eyes and pulled her blonde hair back with a black headband.<br></p><p>On one arm, Sarah carried a blue plastic carrier bag that contained essentials such as a tin of soup, but on the other side she held a much more interesting piece of arm candy.</p><p>Her studded Alexander Wang shoulder bag certainly completed her outfit but obviously wasn't big enough to carry her shopping.<br></p><p>Despite looking glum on her day out Sarah does have one thing to smile about.<br></p><p>She will appear on Sky1 programme Don't Stop Me Now as a celebrity commentator alongside other stars including Louie Spence, Chris Moyles and Freddie Flintoff, who will all help judge a number of acts.<br></p><p>The show will see comedians, singers and variety stars competing to win £25,000.</p><p>But unlike kinder talent shows, audience members can vote off the losers by dropping them through a trap door or shooting them offstage in a bungee rope via their personal keypads.<br></p><p>Sarah told The Mirror: 'I'm so thrilled to be a part of such a fun, exciting, new talent show.<br></p><p>'We're hoping to find some serious talent along the way, but contestants be warned.<br></p><p>'One bum note or bad joke and your hopes and dreams of success will be literally swept away from you, with a dramatic departure from the show.'</p><p>It was also revealed yesterday that Sarah's band mate Nadine Coyle would like Girls Aloud to reunite next year to celebrate their tenth anniversary.<br></p><p>'It's time to come back,' Nadine told the Sunday Mirror. 'At the end of the year it would have been ten years and it feels like the right time to regroup.<br></p><p>'I know everyone's been speculating about what we will do. It will be arena dates at the start of next year and we will have new music to go with it.'<br><br></p>?Quick change Sarah Harding goes from 'naughtiest' schoolgirl in slinky black dress to a hot pink mini at St Trinian's premiere<p>By <br>UPDATED:13:55 GMT, 16 December 2009</p><br><p>After landing a leading role in the new St Trinian's movie, Sarah Harding is making the progression from pop star to actress.</p><p>Arriving on the pink carpet at the premiere of St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold last night, the Girls Aloud singer looked every inch the Hollywood star as she shimmered in a revealing floor-length black dress.</p><p>But after making a statement in her figure-hugging Georges Chakra dress, Sarah then changed into a flirty fuchsia Atelier Versace mini dress for the after-party at Quaglino's restaurant in Piccadilly.<br></p><p>Joining Sarah at the Leicester Square premiere were her glamorous co-stars Gemma Arterton and Tamsin Egerton and her Girls Aloud bandmates Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>My big night: Sarah looked stunning as she shimmied up the pinkcarpet in a revealing black Georges Chakra gown with train at the London premiere ofSt Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold</p><p>Girls on film: Sarah cosies up to her glamorous co-star Tamsin Egerton as they catch up on the red carpet<br></p><p> </p><p>Keen not to outdo their bandmate on her big night, Nicola, 24, looked girlie in a cream asymmetrical prom dress, while Kimberley, 28, went for traditional glamour in a black bandeau dress.</p><p>Following a small cameo in the first St Trinian's movie two years ago,Sarah, 28, returned to the sequel for a much bigger role, playingnaughty schoolgirl Roxy.</p><p>As well as acting in the film, Sarah has also recorded three songs for the soundtrack.</p><p>Sarah teamed up with Xenomania - the production team behind a majority of Girls Aloud's biggest hits - to record three tracks: Too Bad, Make It Easy and a cover of David Bowie's Boys Keep Swinging.</p><p>Ying and yang: Sarah was supported by her Girls Aloud bandmates NicolaRoberts (left), in a cream prom dress, and Kimberley Walsh in a blackbandeau dress</p><p> </p><p>Speaking on the red carpet, Sarah admitted she was terrified about watching herself on the big screen.</p><p></p><p>She said: 'I'm nervous about everyone out there and the criticsseeing it, more than anything. It's a really, really great amount ofpressure.</p><p>'I think because people, in this day and age, in Britain don't expect you to cross over into acting... there's a bit of a stigma to that. <br></p><p>'What people don't realise is that I did actually train for actingwhen I was younger as well, so it's kind of relighting a little firethere. <br></p><p>'I've got a ball of emotions in my stomach right now.'</p><p>Describing her character, she said: 'She is probably a more laid back version of myself. She&#8217;s too cool for school and she&#8217;s not a team player to start with.</p><p>Celebrating: (L-R) Gemma and Sarah joined co-stars Rupert Everett, Talulah and Tamsin</p><p>'But then she gets involved with some of the things that are going on andstarts getting more excitable and losing her cool slightly towards theend and starts to get really close to the girls.'</p><p>St Trinian's 2 sees the naughty schoolgirls from the infamous boarding school go on a hunt for Fritton's gold.</p><p>Returning from the first film is Gemma (Kelly Jones), Tamsin(Chelsea Parker), Rupert Everett (headmistress Camilla Fritton/CarnabyFritton) and Talulah Riley (Annabelle Fritton).</p><p>Joining thecast for the sequel is outgoing Doctor Who David Tennant, who plays theevil female-hating Pomfrey, who tries to reach the treasure before the girls.</p><p>Glamour: The film's stars Jodie Whittaker (L), Zawe Ashton (C) in a Moschino Cheap &amp; Chic halterneck and Celia Imrie all wore black dresses<br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Musical guests: Paloma Faith (L) and The Noisettes frontwoman Shingai Shoniwa (C), wearing Jean Pierre Braganza, both went for vertical hairstyles and colourful outfits, while Amy Winehouse's god-daughter Dionne Bromfield wore a black studded shift dress<br></p><p><p><p><p><p>Black was the dominant colour on the pink carpet, with most of the film's female stars opting for the shade.</p><p>Bond girl Gemma, 23, wore a £650 black Alexander Wang satin jersey dress with platform sandals and carried a sparkly clutch.</p><p>Statuesque blonde Tamsin, 21, wore a low-cut cream gown, while co-star Talulah Riley, 24, showed off her curves in an asymmetrical black gown.</p><p>The film's other stars Montserrat Lombard, Zawe Ashton, Jodie Whittaker and Celia Imrie also got dressed up for the occasion.<br></p><p> </p><p>Night out: Ashes To Ashes actress Montserrat Lombard (L) looked chic in cream, EastEnders teen Madaleine Dunn (C) wore a black mini while ex-Strictly contestant Ricky Groves looked dapper in his suit<br></p><p> </p><p>Injecting some much needed colour onthe red carpet was flamboyant singer/songwriter Paloma Faith, wholooked futuristic in her orange jumpsuit and bolero and a red beehive.</p><p>Also going for a vertical hairstyle was The Noisettes frontwoman Shingai Shoniwa, who wore a fuchsia mini-dress with plunging neckline.</p><p>Others in attendance were Amy Winehouse's protegee and god-daughter Dionne Bromfield,EastEnders teenage star Madaleine Dunn and ex-Strictly Come Dancingcontestant Ricky Groves.</p><p>Later the celebrities moved onto the premiere after-party which was held at London restaurant Quaglinos. <br></p><p>St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold is due for release in the UK on December 18.</p><p>Here comes trouble: Sarah (L), Talulah (C) and Zawe in a scene from St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold<br></p><p> <br></p><p> </p><p><p><p><p><p><p>?It takes two: Scarlett Johansson is accompanied by twin brother Hunter for fashion fundraising event<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:12:02 GMT, 8 February 2012</p><p>A host of stylish names were out in force tonight to show that fashion is far from frivolous.<br></p><p>Some of the industry&#8217;s biggest movers and shakers attended an event for Runway to Win, an organisation set up to garner funds and attention in support of the re-election of President Barack Obama.<br></p><p>Actress Scarlett Johansson joined forces with US Vogue editor Anna Wintour to host the event, which took place at a Theory store in New York.</p><p>27-year-old Scarlett arrived on the arm of her twin brother Hunter, who works for Obama, and appeared alongside his sister in the movie Manny &amp; Lo.<br></p><p>The hunk, who was seen escorting his sister to the White House Correspondents Dinner last year, looked dapper in a classic black suit.<br></p><p>Meanwhile Scarlett looked stunning in a black Stella McCartney frock that boasted a peplum skirt and sheer sleeves, with her blonde tresses styled elegantly into an updo.<br></p><p> </p><p>And she was beaming from ear to ear as she gave a speech to the event&#8217;s attendees about the importance of supporting their President, and the way in which the fundraising fashion can help to achieve that.<br></p><p>The initiative has seen the release of a range of Obama-themed T-shirts and accessories designed by some of fashion&#8217;s finest, with the proceeds gathered from sales of the products going to the Obama for America organisation.<br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Also designing an item in aid of the President&#8217;s re-election was Beyonce Knowles, whoseline House of Dereon, which she founded with her stylist mother Tina, created a T-shirt emblazoned with some of Obama&#8217;s best-known quotes.</p><p>Andshowing up in support was Beyonce&#8217;s 25-year-old sister Solange, who appeared to regret her floating patterned dress on a windy day, as she was forced to carefully protect her modesty with a clutch bag as she arrived at the event.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Also in attendance was a host of stunning models including Chanel Iman, Karlie Kloss, Karolina Kurkova and Joan Smalls.</p><p>The store was full to the brim with fashion&#8217;s elite including a collection of the world&#8217;s most famous designers.</p><p>Diane von Furstenburg, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Oliver Theyskens, Kenneth Cole, Alexander Wang and Rachel Roy were all out in force at the fundraiser.</p><p>Business magnate Russell Simmons was also on hand to show his support for the President, while Talking Heads front man David Byrne was seen happily speeding home on his bicycle after leaving the stylish bash.<br></p><p>Scarlett is rumoured to have teamed up with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, to star in his directorial review.<br></p><p>Accordingto The Hollywood reporter, a plotline is yet to be revealed for the story, other than it will centre on that of Don Juan, and Scarlett will star in one of two lead female roles.</p> <p><br></p>?Second Alexander Wang worker sues designer for conditions in Chinatown 'sweatshop'<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:22:15 GMT, 12 March 2012</p><br><p>A second worker from Alexander Wang has come forward claiming that conditions at the design label's Chinatown factory are 'inhumane'.<br></p><p>Flor Duante, 48, says she was forced to work 90 hours a week in the 'sweatshop' on Manhattan's Broadway.<br></p><p>The single mother-of-three today added her name to a Queens Supreme Court lawsuit that was last week filed by Wenyu Lu.<br></p><p>The New York Post reports that the former employees were both fired after attempting to claim for worker's compensation.</p><p>The label, known for its laid-back, chic aesthetic, was forced to defend itself against Mr Lu's initial explosive claims.<br></p><p>Though representatives today could not be reached for comment, the high-end design house last week vowed to fight the $450million lawsuit filed against the company by the ex-factory worker.</p><p>Mr Lu, 56, claims to have been fired on February 16 after complaining about the conditions and asking for workers' compensation following a stay in hospital brought on by a 25-hour shift with no break.</p><p>The brand - favoured by celebrities and hankered after by fashionistas who flock to Mr Wang's showy 4,000-square-foot flagship store in SoHo - said that it will challenge the claims that it flaunted a host of New York State labour laws and forced workers to operate in 'unfair conditions'.<br></p><p>A company spokesman told the fashion newspaper: 'The company takes its obligations to comply with the law very seriously, including the relevant wage and hour regulations, the payment of overtime to eligible employees and having a safe working environment for all of our employees. We will vehemently defend any allegations to the contrary.'</p><p></p><p>The fashion newspaper reports that the suit included nine charges, each totalling claims of $50million.</p><p>The successful designer, 28, who last year netted a staggering $25million for his tomboyish handbag and casual clothing designs, has been accused of running a sweatshop and violating labour laws.</p><p>Popular: Some designs, modelled by names including Gisele Bundchen (right), are made in Chinatown where labourersclaim they are not paid overtime<br></p><p>According to the New York Post, the design mogul and his brother Dennis have allegedly been operating a factory under shocking conditions.</p><p>The suit claims that the designer flaunted a host of New York state labour laws.</p><p>Workers in the tiny 200-square-foot space on Broadway say they were forced to work for stints of up to 25 hours at a time, while conditions were unsafe.</p><p>Not only do the high-end garment makers - whose work has been spotted on the arms of a host of A-listers, including Jessica Gomes, and has wowed Anna Wintour on the front row at New York Fashion Week - claim to have not been paid overtime, but they say they were threatened with losing their jobs if work in the 'windowless' room was not completed.</p><p>The group report a lack of sleep, illnesses, injuries and missed days were brought on by the hard labour making the expensive clothes - a utility coat on the Alexander Wang website is currently listed as costing $1,175.</p><p>Mr Lu and the aggrieved labourers say 16-hour shifts and abuse are the norm, despite plans in place for the luxury label to open a further 15 stores this year.</p><p>Mr Lu's lawyer, Ming Hai, has seen many such trials before and told WWD than most factory owners would rather settles than be dragged through the negativity of a full legal battle.</p><p>He told the newspaper that there are around 20 garment factories in Chinatown - and that the conditions reported at Alexander Wang are far from unique: 'Bad labor conditions are everywhere in the Asian garment community. It&#8217;s horrible.'</p><p>He said that 'a new kind of slavery' exists whereby the area's workers are made to work long hours because they 'are new immigrants and they don&#8217;t speak English.'</p><p>It is, of course, not the first fashion brand to have been tainted by an eye-wateringly large legal challenge.</p><p>The Kardashians' range for QVC, Forever 21 and American Apparel have all been under legal scrutiny in recent months.</p><p>Designer Marc Jacobs has in the last few days been accused of not paying the models he employed to walk his New York Fashion Week runways, and tweeted in reaction: 'If they don't want to work w/us, they don't have to.'</p>?Sharon Stone breaks down in tears as she recalls meeting child AIDS victim <br><p> By <br>UPDATED:09:51 GMT, 20 February 2012</p><br><p>She's used to tapping into her emotions for the various roles she plays, but Sharon Stone's tears had nothing to do with playing a part. <br></p><p>The 53-year-old actress broke down while recalling having met a child with AIDS last night in Milan.<br></p><p>She remembered having met a young girl affected with the virus while travelling through Africa with the Damiani diamond company a few years ago. <br></p><p> </p><p>The Mighty star said that the youth was the catalyst behind her hands-on charity involvement in Uganda at the flagship Damiani store relaunch last night in Italy. <br></p><p></p><p>She has been working with the companysince 2009, when she launched the jewellery line Maji, which is the Swahili word for water. <br></p><p>Her line supports Drop in The Bucket,a nonprofit organisation that builds wells in Africa in order to provide clean water to African residents in remote villages. <br></p><p>Despite her red eyes, the actress looked stunning in a black Dior top and black H&amp;M skirt. <br></p><p>She was, of course, dripping in Damiani diamonds,including a necklace, ring, cuff and earrings. <br></p><p>At the launch, she discussed her heavy 2012 work schedule. <br></p><p>She said: 'Ihave three movies coming out and now I&#8217;m going to do Fading Gigolo with John Turturro and Woody Allen and then I&#8217;m going to do &#8216;Attachment&#8217; directed by Tony Kaye'.</p><p>Stone can also be seen on the big screen this year in Gods Behaving Badly, The Mule and Lovelace. </p><p>Prior to the store's open, the actress has been enjoying all Italy has to offer. </p><p>And although Sharon Stone was a few hours north of Italy&#8217;s capital in Milan, she was still keen to stick to tradition.<br></p><p>The 53-year-old actress made the most of her trip to the fashionable city and tucked into some delicious gelato as she roamed around the town.</p><p>She picked up a cup of chocolate ice cream from a gelato shop and couldn&#8217;t wait until she was out of the door to tuck into the tasty dessert.<br></p><p>The blonde devoured the frozen treat as she stood outside the store and indulged in a spot of people watching.<br></p><p>And the Basic Instinct star made sure to eat carefully so as not to smudge her deep red lipstick.<br></p><p> </p><p>She certainly looked at home in one of the world&#8217;s fashion capitals as she sported a stylish outfit in head-to-toe Roberto Cavalli to enjoy her day of sightseeing.<br></p><p>She wore an elegant fitted black skirt that fell just above her knees with a black T-shirt tucked in.</p><p>Sharon teamed her outfit with black tights to keep her warm and matching cut-out peep toe heels, also by Cavalli.<br></p><p>She also wore a cosy-looking black Roberto Cavalli coat with fluffy lining and gold embroidery, and carried a black leather Alexander Wang bag over her shoulder which boasted a gold-studded bottom.<br></p><p>Sharon&#8217;s glamorous outfit and make-up were only heightened by the elegant ponytail she had swept her blonde locks into.<br></p><p>The actress&#8217;s outfit looked stylish and demure but it had proved to be rather revealing when she was spotted without the coat covering her up earlier in the day.<br></p><p>She headed to the Damiani store showing off the T-shirt which was in fact a little too transparent and clearly displayed the black bra she was wearing underneath.<br></p><p>The star is the face of the Italian jewellery brand and had the opportunity to enjoy a private VIP shopping experience at its flagship store.<br></p><p>Later on the veteran actress returned to the shop to attend its grand opening, dripping with purple and silver matching accessories in the form of a heavy necklace, bracelet and earrings.<br></p><p>The star further enhanced her glamorous look for the evening in a ruched plum-coloured dress and a floor-length brown wool coat with a fur trim, worn with green velvet sandals.</p>?A sweet treat: Sharon Stone indulges in ice cream as she makes the most of a trip to Milan<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:11:53 GMT, 17 February 2012</p><p>As the saying goes, when in Rome, do as the Romans do.<br></p><p>And although Sharon Stone was a few hours north of Italy&#8217;s capital in Milan, she was still keen to stick to tradition.<br></p><p>The 53-year-old actress made the most of her trip to the fashionable city and tucked into some delicious gelato as she roamed around the town.</p><p>She picked up a cup of chocolate ice cream from a gelato shop and couldn&#8217;t wait until she was out of the door to tuck into the tasty dessert.<br></p><p>The blonde devoured the frozen treat as she stood outside the store and indulged in a spot of people watching.<br></p><p>And the Basic Instinct star made sure to eat carefully so as not to smudge her deep red lipstick.<br></p><p> </p><p>She certainly looked at home in one of the world&#8217;s fashion capitals as she sported a stylish outfit in head-to-toe Roberto Cavalli to enjoy her day of sightseeing.<br></p><p>She wore an elegant fitted black skirt that fell just above her knees with a black T-shirt tucked in.</p><p>Sharon teamed her outfit with black tights to keep her warm and matching cut-out peep toe heels, also by Cavalli.<br></p><p>She also wore a cosy-looking black Roberto Cavalli coat with fluffy lining and gold embroidery, and carried a black leather Alexander Wang bag over her shoulder which boasted a gold-studded bottom.<br></p><p>Sharon&#8217;s glamorous outfit and make-up were only heightened by the elegant ponytail she had swept her blonde locks into.<br></p><p>The actress&#8217;s outfit looked stylish and demure but it had proved to be rather revealing when she was spotted without the coat covering her up earlier in the day.<br></p><p>She headed to the Damiani store showing off the T-shirt which was in fact a little too transparent and clearly displayed the black bra she was wearing underneath.<br></p><p>The star is the face of the Italian jewellery brand and had the opportunity to enjoy a private VIP shopping experience at its flagship store.<br></p><p>Later on the veteran actress returned to the shop to attend its grand opening, dripping with purple and silver matching accessories in the form of a heavy necklace, bracelet and earrings.<br></p><p>The star further enhanced her glamorous look for the evening in a ruched plum-coloured dress and a floor-length brown wool coat with a fur trim, worn with green velvet sandals.</p>?Sneak peek into Gwyneth Paltrow's spring wardrobe: The actress reveals how to get her look this season<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:18:00 GMT, 2 March 2012</p><br><p>From the school run to the office, after work drinks or a cocktail party, Gwyneth Paltrow has her spring look sewn up.</p><p>The actress is ready for any occasion with her key investment pieces for the season - cropped jackets and bodycon dresses.</p><p>And now the mother-of-two has revealed how you can get her look via her website Goop.</p><p>She models clothes from designers, as well as items which she believes will be affordable for readers of her fashion newsletter. 'The idea is to mix and match high and low with your own personal style,' she advises.<br></p><p>Gwyneth, 39, cites cropped jackets as a key piece for the season and shows how they can be teamed with boyfriend jeans or shorts for a casual, weekend style. <br></p><p></p><p>The fashion guru, who has two children with Coldplay's Chris Martin, also illustrates how a cropped jacket can create a look to take you from the school run to the office simply by swapping flats for heels.</p><p> </p><p>The bodycon dress is also a wardrobe staple for Gwyneth this spring. She models a blue striped Alexander Wang number and suggests how you can make it work for dinner and drinks or as a good work outfit depending on your accompanying footwear and jewellery.</p><p>For a cocktail party, she recommends an orange dress as the "perfect alternative" to the LBD. Orange, she says, is one of the colours of the season, along with cobalt blue.</p><p>She adds that pencil skirts, jumpsuits and cuffs will be on trend this spring.<br></p><p>Throughout the newsletter, Gwyneth shows how to mix and match items with different shoes and accessories to make the most of your wardrobe.</p><p>As as well style advice, Gwyneth has recently imparted tips on diet, sex and relationships through her website. But it seems she's now found her niche as she states, in response to demand, "because you asked for it, over the coming weeks and months we'll be featuring more fashion."</p><p>The Oscar winner certainly proved her style credentials at this year's Academy Awards ceremony. She looked the epitome of Hollywood glamour in her white Tom Ford designed dress, which she teamed with a cape on the red carpet. <br></p><p> <br></p><p></p>?$85 for a coffee-stained T-shirt? Starbucks collaboration with top fashion designers has some odd results<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:06:51 GMT, 21 September 2011</p><br><p>There's nothing new about a designer rip in a pair of jeans, or a 'distressed' shirt complete with dubiously decorative bleach drips.</p><p>But would you fork out $85 for a T-shirt that has a coffee stains down its front?</p><p>Top New York Fashion Week designer, Alexander Wang, has designed a special tee for Starbucks that elevates hapless morning accident to an art-form.</p><p> Featuring none other than the image of spilt black coffee, the white T-shirt is splattered with coffee brown, the chain's logo faintly discernible among the stain's splashes.</p><p>The designer spill is part of a collaboration between the Council of Fashion Designers America and the global cafe megalith to help celebrate '40 years of coffee, culture and the continued evolution' by the Seattle-based brand.</p><p></p><p>Billy Reid and Sophie Theallet have also joined forces with Starbucks for the collaboration - their tees rather more clean-looking, if not so eccentric.<br></p><p>Taking inspiration from the coffee houses, the designers were asked to make their own interpretations of the brand and translate them into clothing designs.</p><p> Theallet channels the company's proudly global vision - and far-reaching business ventures - by featuring a jigsaw-like map of the world on her T-shirt, while Reid takes the Starbucks logo and spatters it, paint gun and stencil-like, onto the shoulder of a brown shirt.</p><p>Alexander Wang is more widely known for his highly covetable line of metal-detailed handbags and purses. His recent spring/summer 2012 show at New York Fashion Week saw a stunning collection including bright geometric patterns and transparent materials.<br></p><p>The special tees, part of the chain's support for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, are available to pre-order at department store Nordstrom.com and are on sale at Starbucks.com.<br></p><p>Next time you spill coffee down a shirt on your way to work, fear not: If it's good enough for fashion A-listers, it's good enough for that board meeting.</p>?Rib-eye steaks, onion rings and apple pie: The all-American White House banquet to welcome China's ruler<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:13:34 GMT, 20 January 2011</p><br><p>World leaders attending state dinners are usually served fine French cuisine - designed so it can be diplomatically picked at and carefully eaten to avoid offence.</p><p>But when Barack Obama is the host, old-fashioned protocols don't quite cut it.<br></p><p>The U.S. President eschewed volauvents, canard and claret in favour of a &#8216;quintessentially American&#8217; White House feast in honour of China&#8217;s President Hu Jintao.</p><p>The dishes were elegantly named but &#8211;apart from the d&#8217;anjou pear salad served for the first course &#8211; there was no fancy French wording in sight.</p><p>Forthe fish course, the guests tucked into poached Maine lobster, served with orange-glazed carrots, black trumpet mushrooms and washed down witha 2008 Russian River Dumol Chardonnay from California.</p><p>After this, in a nod to tradition, lemon sorbet was served as pallet cleanser before the main, &#8216;Dry Aged&#8217; rib-eye steak.</p><p>Themeat was served with &#8216;double-stuffed&#8217; potatoes and what were classily described as &#8216;Buttermilk crisp onions&#8217; - but are usually known as onionsrings made with a buttermilk batter.</p><p>Wine glasses were then filled with a red 2006 Quilceda Creek Cabernet from Washington State&#8217;s Columbia Valley.</p><p>And finally the U.S.-inspired banquet ended with that all-American favourite, &#8216;Old Fashioned&#8217; apple pie and vanilla ice cream.</p><p> </p><p>As a desert wine, those attending supped on 2006 Poets Leap Riesling &#8216;Botrytis&#8217;, which is also from the Columbia Valley.</p><p></p><p>The Obamas opted against bringing in a high-profile guest chef, instead putting White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford in charge of preparing an all-American themed dinner at the request of the Chinese delegation.<br></p><p>Their 225 guests were seated in three adjoining rooms.</p><p>On the exclusive top table in the State Dining Room were President Hu, Mr Obama and his wife Michelle, who wore am elegant red shoulder-baring gown that swished around her in soft folds.</p><p>Beside them on their table, there was space for 17 other guests, who included former president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary, the Secretary of State.</p><p>Jimmy Carter, the Democrat who led the nation in the late 1970s, also joined them, along with his wife Rosalynn Carter. </p><p>The ex-presidents took the end seats. Next to them sat other senior Democrats, Senator John Kerry, his heiress wife Tereza Heinz Kerry, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and his wife Maggie.</p><p>Next came top U.S bosses hoping to foster better trade relationships with China. </p><p>They were General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt and his wife Andrea, Coca-Cola boss Muhtar Kent. </p><p>Also on the top table was Law and Order star B.D. Wong, who is Chinese-American, and his mother Roberta.</p><p>Top Chinese political leaders Wang Qishan, Wang Huning, and Ling Jihua were also seated close to the </p><p>Ten smaller round tables - all decked with colourful floral displays - were arranged throughout the State Dining Room. </p><p>The rest of the guests were in the Red and Blue Rooms, which where equipped with large TV monitors so everyone could see and hear the toasts that came at the end of a long day of events dealing with trade and security.</p><p>Celebrity star power arrived in the form of singer Barbra Streisand, her husband, the actor James Brolin and action film star Jackie Chan. <br></p><p> </p><p>Big business turned out in force, too, including Microsoft's Steven Ballmer and JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon, among others. </p><p>Among the big names: fashion's Vera Wang, Vogue's Anna Wintour, artist Maya Lin, Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan, and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to add some gravitas.</p><p>This state dinner was the smallest of the three the Obamas have hosted.</p><p>There were more than 300 guests at the 2009 dinner for the Indian prime minister and some 260 honouring the Mexican president. </p><p>But the occasion was no less glitzy and the smaller party enabled everyone to fit in the White House, rather than under an enormous tent outdoors.</p><p>The dinner's all-star jazz lineup who serenaded guests included trumpeter Chris Botti, two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, jazz icon Herbie Hancock, rising pianist Lang Lang and four-time Grammy-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves.</p><p>Jazz pianist Peter Martin, part of the entertainment lineup, prepped for his appearance by springing for a tuxedo.</p><p>'I'm finally a grown-up, graduated from renting to owning,' he tweeted, adding that he was 'super-excited' about the White House gig.</p><p></p>?Stealth wealth: Why the label to have this season is no label at all as consumers turn their back on logo-heavy designers<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:07:38 GMT, 12 August 2010</p><p>Gucci's parent company has credited soaring profits to an effort to play down the famous logo - and they're not the only ones to gain from a growing trend for low-key luxury.<br></p><p>Since the Eighties, designer logos have been used as a means of indicating wealth and status.</p><p>But a growing trend for discreet branding is forcing high-end labels to re-think their images.</p><p>Keen to distance themselves from the 'bling' favoured by reality television stars and footballers' WAGs, consumers, it seems, are prepared to pay a premium for luxury goods without obvious logos.</p><br><p>Already Gucci has seen the benefits of downplaying the famous 'GG' motif, crediting a surge in profits to a 'more discreet luxury.'</p><p>Helped by sales of the Jackie and Pelham handbags - neither of which bear an obvious logo - parent company PPR reported last week that first-half profits increased by 87 percent.</p><p></p><p>Chairman Francois-Henri Pinault told The Telegraph: 'Our groups are moving toward fewer logos, more discreet luxury. <br></p><p>'It's a question of adapting our ranges very rapidly to this new perception of luxury, a luxury which is more subtle, more sophisticated - which is what we are doing.'</p><p>Indeed 'stealth wealth' is a signature of several other labels owned by PPR.</p><p>YvesSaint Laurent, Celine and Bottega Veneta are famed more for theirtailoring and quality of materials than their branding, making theirproducts highly covetable for all the right reasons.</p><p>And even Louis Vuitton, whose LVlogo is probably one of the most recognised in the world, is followingsuit with such fuss-free styles, even fashionistas would have troubleidentifying the brand.</p><p>Luxury department store Harvey Nichols has also seen a shift in demand.</p><p>A spokesman said: 'The recession has meant customers are looking away from the obvious, visible labels towards the more understated.</p><p>'We have noticed a move towards more subtle pieces and labels such as Chloe and Alexander Wang.'</p><p>Designer Antonio Berardi explained how the trend for understated luxury was spearheded by the recession.</p><p>He told Vogue magazine: 'No-one's in the mood to spend large amounts of money on pieces with a sell-by-date.'</p><p>'Women want to feel chic and intelligent. The victim look is so passe.' <br></p><p>Thoughthis is not a look that takes its lead from celebrity fads, there arewomen in the public eye who have been working the understated look foryears.<br></p><p>Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron are all experts, albeit in very different ways.</p><p>Whilethe French President's wife favours Christian Dior couture, U.S. FirstLady Michelle Obama has made household names of up-and-coming designerssuch as Alexander Wang and Isabel Toledo.</p><p> </p><p>First lady chic: Michelle Obama (left) Samantha Cameron (centre) and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (right) all favour the understated 'stealth wealth' look</p><p>AndSamantha Cameron, who has just been named one of Vanity Fair's moststylish people, cemented her role as a fashion trendsetter withcustom-made maternity wear and under-the-radar British labels such asSykes and Emilia Wickstead.</p><p>But it's not just first ladies that are pioneering low-key luxe.</p><p>Designer Stella McCartney is the perfect advertisement for her label - she has even developed luxury alternatives to leather and suede, making her vegan-friendly accessories very chic indeed.</p><p>And Victoria Beckham, who was once the archetypal footballer's wife, finally became accepted into the fashion fraternity when she embraced classic cuts and sharp tailoring for her own label.</p><p>We can only hope that other WAGs will - eventually - follow her lead.<br></p><p><br></p>?Sucker Punch star Jamie Chung shows her sophisticated side in a photoshoot - no swords in sight<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:09:37 GMT, 6 April 2011</p><p>She's currently soaring onto the big screen as gun-toting pilot Amber in the violent and controversial teen sexcapade Sucker Punch. But in new images released this week from Women's Wear Daily, rising star Jamie Chung proves that she is just as adept at modelling as she is at mutilation.</p><p>The 27-year-old actress is the star of a photoshoot in WWD's Accessories magazine, striking a pose in statement jewellery.</p><p>In an interview with the magazine, the petite star shares the secret to her toned figure: the arduous weapons training she underwent as preparation for her role in Sucker Punch.</p><p></p><p>'Within one month we&#8217;d gotten so ridiculously ripped, we were deadlifting 180 pound,' she tells WWD.</p><p>'There was crying at times. There was throwing up. It was pretty gnarly, but it helped build this camaraderie. When you suffer together like that, you celebrate together.'<br></p><p></p><p>It's clear there's a much more robust side of Jamie than the sophisticated version posing in designer velvet and Swarovski gems.</p><p>Swapping the comic-strip combat gear for Monique Lhuillier, Gucci and Versace, Jamie is in her element. <br></p><p>'I&#8217;m a girl&#8217;s girl,' she says. 'I love to dress up.' <br></p><p>Her favourite designers are Rodarte and Alexander Wang, 'because they are edgy and outof the box &#8212; and you can&#8217;t go wrong with Chanel.'</p><p>Thanks to the pay cheques she has taken home for the Sucker Punch (and the three films she has featured in since), Chung can afford to keep herself in couture. But it wasn't always all designer labels and jewels for the star.<br></p><p>Back when she was an impoverished student, Chung admits she worked two jobs to pay for college, one of which was waiting tables in a sportsbar.</p><p>It was this drive for financial independence that led her to apply to theMTV reality show The Real World.</p><p>'The Real World was free rent and getting paid to do something fun,' she told WWD.</p><p>'Ultimately it paid off my college education.'</p><p>Of course, that wasn't all. The role also propelled her into the public eye, helping her to gain the notoriety she now enjoys as star of one of the most talked-about films of the moment. And this May she'll become yet more famous, as she stars in the much anticipated sequel The Hangover II. <br></p><p>Her star is in the ascendant - and it's not hard to see why. Her down-to-earth yet desirable demeanour plus her kick-ass toughness make her attractive to teens, men and women alike.</p><p> She's one reality star whose 15 minutes is set to last a whole lot longer.</p><p>The full interview with Jamie Chung appears on </p>?That Seventies trend: Stormi Bree Henley makes retro fashion faux pas as she takes Woodstock look too far<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:12:00 GMT, 22 March 2011</p><p>We know the Seventies are in this season, but Stormi Bree Henley appeared to have taken the Woodstock look too far yesterday in New York.</p><p> The former Miss Teen USA had gone overboard with high-waisted flares, sheer chiffon top and sequinned jacket, which she accessorised with a hippy-style headband.</p><p>Even her slouchy canvas backpack had a vintage feel to it, with brown leather straps.</p><p>But it seems the 20-year-old had put style before practicality - her embroidered top was so sheer, it revealed her black bra beneath, making her vulnerable to the 6c chill.</p><p>The aspiring model might have pulled off her retro look if she lost the headband - and as catching a chill will never be in Vogue, she should have considered completing the look with a warm suede or shearling coat.<br></p><p></p><p>And while the outfit was overkill in every other way, her chunky black boots seemed at odds with the summery look.</p><p>Tan and wooden stack-heeled boots would have worked better with the soft pale denim of her flares.</p><p> </p><p>A less sheer top would have protected her modesty, and a more modern bag would have elevated the look from try-hard to cool.<br></p><p>Miss Henley is trying to carve a niche for herself as a fashionista, after an attempt to find fame on American Idol saw her eliminated in the first round of Hollywood Week.</p><p>The beauty seems to be having more success on the catwalk, and walked for Indashio at New York Fashion Week last month.</p><p>But though Marc Jacobs, Halston and Diane Von Furstenberg were just a few of the designers demonstrating how the Seventies look should be done, our girl apparently failed to pick up any tips. <br></p><p>Here we've selected a few pieces she can take inspiration from...</p>?That's one way to make an announcement! Kate Bosworth lets slips she's engaged to Michael Polish as she refers to him as her 'fiance'<p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:22:47 GMT, 8 August 2012 UPDATED:14:00 GMT, 9 August 2012</p><br><p>Engagement announcements are often made by Hollywood stars via statements through their representatives. </p><p>But Kate Bosworth has chosen a very different way to let the world know that she is engaged to her boyfriend of one year, Michael Polish. </p><p>The 29-year-old has let slip that she is now a bride-to-be by referring to the director as her 'fiance' during a recent blog post. <br></p><p>The Superman Returns star was writing about the couple's recent trip in May to South Korea on Vogue.com for their Summer Travel Diaries feature. <br></p><p>'On our first day in Seoul, my fiance, Michael Polish, and I venture out to discover Changdeokgung Palace,' she wrote, before describing their visit in full.</p><p>Recently the actress was spotted on the 26th of July visiting the Vera Wang office in West Hollywood. <br></p><p>Wang, is, of course the A-listers go-to-girl for all things bridal. <br></p><p>During the outing, the actress was seen sporting a gold band on her finger, a piece of jewelery she has been wearing for some time, begging the question as to how long the pairhave in fact been engaged.<br></p><p>The couple's overseas trip came before they celebrated their one year anniversary together this month.</p><p>The pair met on the set of their movie Big Sur, in which Michael directed the gorgeous blonde in the film, which is due out later this year. </p><p>The couple then made their debut as acouple at a Coldplay concert last August, and she later gushed to the Sunday Times Style Magazine over Polish.</p><p>'He's a special one. There's nobody in the world I admire or respect more,' she said.</p><p>'When I look at him, it's not a crazy infatuation, it's more like we are each other's life partners.'</p><p>Kate has been notoriously quiet abouther personal life since her high-profile relationship with Orlando Bloom, to whom she was also engaged to.</p><p>Thestar began seeing the Twin Falls Idaho director shortly after splitting with True Blood hunk Alexander Skarsgard last July.</p><p>Kate and Micheal recently filmed a short video together in Mexico, to promote Kate's collection for Jewel Mint.</p><p>She tweeted: '@michael_polish and I shot this film in Tulum, Mexico. We felt the tropical feeling reflects the months @jewelmint pieces.'</p><p>The video shows the actress wandering around the streets of Tulum before going for a swim in the clear blue ocean.</p><p>Michael directed Kate in the film, and their loving relationship is evident as she gazes directly into the camera.</p><p> Showbiz Roundup! Fox's undies, Rivers louder than ever, and Russians 'exorcise' Madge... </p><p><br></p><p> </p>?The colour block party: Statement hues ruled at 'fashion Oscars'While Jessica Alba's DVF number received mixed reviews, there was no denying that bright and bold was the trend of the moment... <p> By <br>UPDATED:01:01 GMT, 9 June 2011</p><p>If ever there was a place to pick up a trend, it would be the CFDAs, and last night's event certainly didn't disappoint.</p><p>Block colours were the order of the day, with every top model and designer worth their fashion cred working a bold, bright hue.</p><p>Orange was a particular favourite, teamed with purple by Jessica Alba in her Diane von Furstenberg gown. Designer Lubov Azria and model Zuzanna Bijoch went for the same colour.</p><p>But that was no where it ended. Chanel Iman dazzled in turquoise blue, Doutzen Kroes looked ravishing in scarlet and Leigh Lezark pulled off a challenging mustard shade.</p><p></p><p>The look was a favourite with designers too. J Crew's Jenna Lyons arrived in a bright green sequin skirt, while Cynthia Rowley turned heads in a vibrant yellow skirt.</p><p>Beauty heiress Aerin Lauder also chose yellow, teaming her neon top with a black skirt, as did actress Emmanuelle Chriqu.<br> </p><p> </p><p>Bright young things: Doutzen Kroes (left), Leigh Lezark (centre) and model Kenza Fourati (right)<br></p><p>Of course it was the supermodels who pulled the look off to greatest effect. Only someone with the knockout body of French-Tunisian model Kenza Fourati could have worn her bright blue Marc Bouwer to such great effect.</p><p>And Karlie Kloss made Michelle Obama favourite Jason Wu pround in his red belted gown.</p><p>But it's never all good news, and even where fashion awards are concerned, there can be some faux pas. Poor Maggie Rizer, despite her supermodel pins, made an ill choice in a shiny blue metallic Nicole Miller minidress.<br></p><p> </p><p>Colour me beautiful: J Crew designer Jenna Lyons in a bold green sequin skirt (left), Model Maggie Rizer (centre) in a metallic turquoise minidress and Bergdorf's Linda Fargo (right) in a bright orange suit<br></p><p> </p><p>Not-so-mellow yellow, from left: Actress Emmanuelle Chriqu, designer Cynthia Rowley and Aerin Lauder<br></p><p>This year's CFDAs saw Marc Jacobs honoured with a lifetime achievement award, while Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler took home the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award.</p><p>Lady Gaga - who incidentally took the colour-block look to her tresses in a bright blue wig - was given the Fashion Icon Awards, while industry favourites Alexander Wang and Phoebe Philo also took home major prizes.</p><p> <br></p><p><br></p>?The future's orange! Hottest looks are OFF the runway as front row guests steal the show at New York Fashion Week <br>Rose McGowan, Ashley Tisdale, Amanda Seyfried, Louise Roe and Jaime King demonstrated their own take on tangerine hues at Nicole Miller, Prabal Gurung, Rag &amp; Bone, Cynthia Rowley and Jill Stuart <p> By <br>UPDATED:07:43 GMT, 12 September 2011</p><p>With over 100 designers showing their latest collections over seven days, there's no shortage of emerging trends at New York Fashion Week. But one to watch in particular has come not from the runways, but the front rows.</p><p>The colour orange appears to be a favourite among celebrity guests at the shows of Nicole Miller, Rag &amp; Bone, Cynthia Rowley and Jill Stuart.</p><p>Actress Rose McGowan brightened up the scene at the Helmut Lang show this morning in orange skinny jeans, while the Nicole Miller show saw both Ashley Tisdale and TV presenter Louise Roe wear the same hue (albeit in very different ways).</p><p> </p><p>Tangerine dreams, from left: Rose McGowan at Helmut Lang today, Ashley Tisdale and Louise Roe, both at Nicole Miller last night, and Jaime Kingat Jill Stuart today</p><p>Model and actress Jaime King was also wearing the colour to great effect at the Cynthia Rowley show in a panelled dress in shades of coral, gold and taupe, while singer Corinne Bailey Rae wore bright orange shoes with her white dress at Costello Tagliapietra.</p><p>Indeed white was another hot look - despite the fact that Labour Day has been and gone, Julianne Hough and Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford stepped out wearing the shade head-to-toe. <br></p><p></p><p>And the front row fashion parade didn't end there. Nicki Minaj continued to carve her own style path in a plunging read-and-purple top, tutu skirt and printed leggings, all topped off with a giant pink hair bow. She made quite the contrast with Isabella Rossellini's model daughter Elettra Wiedemann, who looked elegant in a black lace shirt and silver flares.<br></p><p> </p><p>White out, from left: Lindsay Lohan at Cynthia Rowley, Corinne Bailey Rae at Costello Tagliapietra, Kelly Rutherford at Son Jung Wan and Julianne Hough at Rag &amp; Bone<br></p><p>The runways were still the main event though, and the latest shows didn't disappoint. Rag &amp; Bone, which counted Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington among the VIPS, and Cynthia Rowley were last night's hottest tickets, while this morning's shows included Lacoste, Jill Stuart, Prabal Gurung and Helmut Lang.</p><p>Jill Stuart's spring 2012 collection was a departure from her usual rocker chic, with drop-waist shifts in a candy-inspired palette of mint green, lipstick pink, tangerine and citrine yellow.</p><p>The designer said: 'I wanted this collection to be a dream, a fantasy.'</p><p> </p><p>Fashion's bright young things: Leigh Lezark at Costello Tagliapietra (left), Emma Roberts at Jill Stuart (centre) and Amanda Seyfried this afternoon at Prabal Gurung (right)<br></p><p>Cynthia Rowley's show, meanwhile, washigh on glamour with iridescent fabrics and metallic finishes flashing off the gold runway. There was play on texture and volume with full-skirted dresses and perforated leather tees.</p><p>Lacoste's show this morning was also impressive - the brand, which recently asked Norwegian police to ban mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik to stop wearing its clothes, is clearly making efforts to elevate its image.</p><p>Rugby-inspired tops with high-waisted trousers and graphic print dresses made for a strong womenswear collection while staying true to its sportswear roots.</p><p> </p><p>Fashion future: Jill Stuart's spring 2012 collection featured candy-coloured drop-waist dresses (left and centre left), while Cynthia Rowley's offering (centre right and right) was a high glamour play on volume and texture in a palette of black and gold<br></p><p> </p><p>High style: Lacoste (left and centre left) is clearly making an effort to elevate its image, while Prabal Gurung's collection (centre right and right) was in a palette of purples </p><p>Prabal Gurung's show, which was a real draw for the A-list featured floral prints and silk skirts with handkerchief hemlines and paper bag waists.</p><p>Violet was a dominant colour throughout, a hue already tipped to be a must-have for spring.</p><p>Later this evening Alexander Wang, Charlotte Ronson and Monique L'Huillier will be showing their latest collections, with Victoria Beckham and Diane von Furstenberg shows due to take place tomorrow.<br></p><p></p>?Mission to Mars simulation astronauts ready to 'land' on the Red Planet after 233 days <br><p>By <br>UPDATED:18:14 GMT, 21 January 2011</p><br><p>After 233 days in a locked steel capsule, six researchers on a 520-day mock flight to Mars are all feeling strong and ready to &#8216;land&#8217; on the Red Planet, the mission director said today.</p><p>The all-male crew of three Russians, a Chinese, a Frenchman and an Italian-Colombian has been inside windowless capsules at a Moscow research centre since June.</p><p>Like a reality television show, or even the 1977 movie Capricorn One, they are observed by behavioural specialists at all times.</p><p>Their mission aims to help real space crews in the future cope with the confinement and stress of interplanetary travel.</p><p>The researchers communicate with the outside world via e-mails and video messages - occasionally delayed to give them the feel of being more than a few yards away from mission control.</p><p>The crew members eat canned food similar to that eaten on the International Space Station and shower only once a week.</p><p>Their 3.6 metre wide and 20 metre long craft is parked in a Moscow carpark next to a block of flats.</p><p>It contains six tiny sleeping pods with cot-like beds, a living room,a eat-in kitchen, a working zone, a toilet, a laboratory and greenhouse. </p><p>None of the men have considered abandoning the mission, although theyare free to walk out at any time, mission director and former cosmonautBoris Morukov said.</p><p>&#8216;They are still motivated, but there is a certain fatigue, which is natural,&#8217; he said.</p><p>The six men are due to &#8216;land&#8217; on Mars on February 12 and spend two days researching the planet. They then begin the long &#8216;return flight&#8217; toEarth, expected to be the most challenging part of the mission.</p><p>&#8216;It will be very tough on the boys because of the monotony,&#8217; Mr Morukov said.</p><p>&#8216;The fatigue and the thought that the mission is over can be fraught with negative consequences.&#8217;</p><p>The Mars-500 experiment is being conducted by the Moscow-based Institute for Medical and Biological Problems, the European Space Agencyand China's space training centre.</p><p>In an effort to reproduce the conditions of space travel, with the exception of weightlessness, the crew has living quarters the size of a bus connected with several other modules for experiments and exercise.</p><p>A separate built-in imitator of the Red Planet's surface is attached for the mock landing.</p><p>The crew are Frenchman Romain Charles, 31, and Italian-Colombian Diego Urbina, 27,who are engineers by training. China's Wang Yue, 26, is an employee at China's space training centre.</p><p>The 38-year old Russian captain, Alexey Sitev, has worked at the Russian cosmonaut training centre and the two other Russians, Sukhrob Kamolov, 32 and Alexander Smoleyevsky, 33 are doctors.</p><p>A real mission to Mars is decades away because of its huge costs and major technological challenges.</p><p>Scientists have still got to work out how to create a compact shield that would protect the crew from deadly space radiation.</p><p></p>?The Saturdays: Pop music's new high-flyers<p>By </p><p>UPDATED:23:18 GMT, 30 January 2010</p><p></p><p>The latest arrivals in the girl group universe, the Saturdays have racked up five hit singles and a platinum debut album since forming two years ago, making them one of the most successful manufactured bands since Girls Aloud. So what&#8217;s their secret? Hard work, high heels and a huge appetite for life, they tell Benji Wilson over a large chocolate cake and cups of tea. <br></p><p>From left: Rochelle Wiseman, Vanessa White, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford and Una Healy</p><p>Rochelle, 20</p><p>Rochelle Wiseman was born in Essex and grew up with her mum and sister. &#8216;My dad was&#8230;somewhere. He and my mum split up when I was three. I don&#8217;t really talk to him.&#8217; She went to school in Hornchurch, but weekends meant dance classes, where she first met bandmate Frankie. They auditioned together for S Club Juniors when they were both 12.<br></p><p>When that band broke up in 2005, she worked for two years as a television presenter and then in 2007 she got the Saturdays audition call.<br></p><p>Rochelle on Rochelle </p><p>&#8216;It&#8217;s a shame that a lot of people think that to be famous you have to go on The X Factor. A lot of those bands are put together just to go on the show. But you need to gel and blend &#8211; and that&#8217;s not something you can do over a ten-week show.</p><p>&#8216;Everyone always says I&#8217;m into my girlie stuff but to be fair we&#8217;re a girl band so if we weren&#8217;t into it before, we&#8217;ve all picked it up by now. But I love the dressing up &#8211; although getting up at 4am for make-up before going on SMTV isn&#8217;t much fun. I also like to talk &#8211; I could probably chew your ear off all night.&#8217; <br></p><p>The girls on Rochelle </p><p>&#8216;If any of us take the big sis role it would be Rochelle.&#8217; (Una) <br></p><p>&#8216;Rochelle is obsessed with shoes and shopping. We were in Selfridges for five minutes the other day and she came out with a Burberry mac!&#8217; (Vanessa)<br></p><p>Love life </p><p>&#8216;I met my boyfriend Darren Randolph when I was 15 and we were on and off for a while. We&#8217;ve been together properly for about two years now. It is what it is &#8211; there are no wedding bells, no babies. He&#8217;s a footballer for Charlton. And no, I&#8217;m not a Wag.&#8217;<br></p><p>Bags and shoes</p><p> &#8216;I&#8217;m a killer heels girl. I&#8217;ve got about 50 pairs of Christian Louboutins. My boyfriend hasn&#8217;t got that much room in the wardrobe - he gets dressed in the spare room!&#8217;<br><br> </p><p>Vanessa, 20</p><p>Vanessa White is the youngest Saturday girl. Born in Somerset to an English father and a Filipina mother, they moved to Stratford in East London when she was five, after the weekend journeys to dancing lessons had become too much of a commute. &#8216;We moved to London for me: when I was younger I just wouldn&#8217;t stop singing.&#8217;</p><p>After primary school in Stratford she won a place at the Sylvia Young Theatre School aged 12 and was hoping to go the famous Brit school in South London afterwards, but was rejected. So she set out to do every girl-band audition going. &#8216;I knew I wanted a record deal and that was it.&#8217; The Saturdays was the first one she got.<br></p><p>Vanessa on Vanessa </p><p>&#8216;I&#8217;m the odd one of the group. One minute I can be really loud, but the next I&#8217;m so chilled out it&#8217;s a joke. The car journeys are my &#8220;me time&#8221;. Off to bed! &#8216;I like clothes but I don&#8217;t know if I&#8217;d call myself a girlie girl. I&#8217;m just very different. At the moment my room is an absolute tip. I&#8217;m so messy. I remember once Roch gave me a sweet; I didn&#8217;t like it and put it on the bedside table&#8230;two weeks later it was still there! Uck!&#8217; <br></p><p>The girls on Vanessa </p><p>&#8216;Her voice is absolutely amazing.&#8217; (Rochelle)</p><p>&#8216;She&#8217;s the &#8220;young&#8221; one and it&#8217;s nice to mother her a bit more. She&#8217;s not childish but you just want to put your arms around her &#8211; she can be a bit ditsy.&#8217; (Frankie)<br></p><p>Love life </p><p> &#8216;He is called Adam Chandler, and he&#8217;s a jazz singer. We met a year and a half ago when we were supporting Girls Aloud on tour. I live in Kent, but we&#8217;re going to move to London in a few months.&#8217;<br></p><p>Bags and shoes</p><p>&#8216;I&#8217;ve just bought a bag from Prada. That&#8217;s my first expensive bag; I had been eyeing it up for a while. I&#8217;m not used to getting things like that, but I thought I&#8217;d treat myself.&#8217;<br><br>Una, 28</p><p>Irish Una Healy is the oldest Saturday but the years between her and the others have been wholly dedicated to music. She was born in Thurles, Co Tipperary, went to her local school, then began a teacher-training course, but dropped out to focus on music. <br></p><p>&#8216;I bought a PA system, started gigging with musicians, in restaurants and hotels. Always practising. When I was 25 I decided to leave Ireland, and the first audition I went for was for this band.&#8217;<br></p><p>Una on Una </p><p>&#8216;Gigging on my own in Ireland was tough, so I&#8217;m very appreciative of the position I&#8217;m in &#8211; I&#8217;ve worked hard to get into this band.<br></p><p>&#8216;I&#8217;ve been nicknamed Fierce by the fans. I&#8217;m not sure why. I think it&#8217;s because of how I look in pictures sometimes [she pulls a sultry face].<br></p><p>&#8216;And yeah, I do like the dressing up. I&#8217;ve done modelling part time in the past, so our fashion and our image is very important to me.&#8217;<br></p><p>The girls on Una </p><p>&#8216;She&#8217;s the expert at the look-behind-the-shoulder shot. I watch her for tips. She&#8217;ll be walking down the street and if there&#8217;s a pap there&#8230;off she goes.&#8217; (Mollie)<br></p><p>&#8216;Una&#8217;s great to have a night out with. The girl knows how to have a good time!&#8217; (Frankie)<br></p><p>Love life </p><p> &#8216;My boyfriend is Ben Foden, a rugby player for Northampton Saints. We&#8217;ve been going out for a year now.&#8217; <br></p><p>Bags and shoes</p><p>&#8216;The bag I&#8217;ve been going out with lately is an Alexander Wang one with studs. My favourite shoe shop is Kurt Geiger - it&#8217;s not too expensive and the designs are edgy.&#8217;<br>Mollie, 22</p><p>Unlike Victoria Beckham, Mollie King could accurately be described as posh. She went to an all-girls school in Surbiton, Surrey, and, when she said she wanted to be a pop singer, was told to stop being ridiculous and study to become a lawyer or a banker like her two sisters. She skied for Great Britain until she was 17, has three A-levels and a place at Loughborough University waiting for her. But she has deferred it so she can pursue her singing career.<br></p><p>Before being headhunted for the Saturdays she was a member of FallenAngelz, who got to boot camp stage on The X Factor two years ago.</p><p>Mollie on Mollie </p><p>&#8216;I&#8217;m a good girl: I&#8217;m so fussy &#8211; I&#8217;ve only ever kissed three boys. I don&#8217;t drink. In our early photo shoots I&#8217;m smiling and the other girls are pouting. I asked them how I can get that face and they went, &#8220;Squint and stop smiling.&#8221; <br></p><p>&#8216;We supported Girls Aloud on their 2008 tour. Cheryl and Kimberley came to wish us luck on the first night. Normally I can chat for England, but I was as silent as a mouse. I mean, I couldn&#8217;t exactly ask Cheryl, &#8220;How&#8217;s Ashley? How&#8217;s your mum?&#8221;, but they&#8217;re so nice. And so tiny! Tiny this way [pointing to her stomach].&#8217;<br></p><p>The girls on Mollie </p><p>&#8216;I call her Disney &#8211; she&#8217;s just like a character from a Disney movie. But she will always choose the shortest dress.&#8217; (Frankie)<br></p><p>Love life </p><p> &#8216;He&#8217;s called Andy Brown and he&#8217;s a singer. We&#8217;ve been together for about a year.&#8217;<br></p><p>Bags and shoes</p><p>&#8216;It&#8217;s got to be Ugg boots!&#8217;<br><br>Frankie, 20</p><p>At 20, Frankie Sandford has already spent eight years in the music business. She grew up in Essex and went to her local primary school, and attended dance school after hours. She started stage school in Romford, but by the age of 12 she and Rochelle had joined S Club Juniors. <br></p><p>&#8216;When that finished, when I was 15, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I went through an &#8220;emo&#8221; phase, worked in a bar, then House of Fraser. My friends were starting to go to university and I thought maybe I should go, too. Then I got a call about the Saturdays. I was lucky - not many people get one chance. Roch and I had two.&#8217;<br></p><p>Frankie on Frankie</p><p> &#8216;We never argue. I know every band says that, but we don&#8217;t &#8211; we don&#8217;t have time and it&#8217;s not worth it.<br></p><p>&#8216;I like a good time. But I go through stages where I just want to be at home in trackie bottoms. I love being glamorous but I also like putting on my ripped denim shorts, a pair of flat boots and going to a smelly club to see a band.&#8217; <br></p><p>The girls on Frankie</p><p> &#8216;She&#8217;ll either be quiet, stay in with her dogs, or really go for it.&#8217; (Una)<br></p><p>&#8216;Frankie&#8217;s a massive flirt!&#8217; (Rochelle)<br></p><p>Love life </p><p>&#8216;Dougie Poynter, the bass player with McFly; we live together.&#8217;<br></p><p>Bags and shoes</p><p>&#8216;I&#8217;ve recently bought a YSL bag and a purple suede Mulberry bag. With shoes I&#8217;m a heels girl. But I can&#8217;t wear too-high shoes &#8211; Dougie&#8217;s not that tall!&#8217;</p><p>The Saturdays&#8217; latest album Wordshaker is out now on Fascination Records<br><br></p>?Four scruffs and a Saturday: Rochelle Wiseman dresses for rehearsal while her band mates look like they rolled out of bed<br><p>By <br>UPDATED:09:30 GMT, 2 February 2011</p><p>They are almost as famous for their coordinated, colourful stage outfits as for their up tempo pop songs.</p><p>But this morning girl band The Saturdays were barely recognisable as they arrived for rehearsals in Liverpool looking like they had just rolled out of bed.</p><p>The one exception was Rochelle Wiseman who, while dressed casually, managed to maintain her usual chic style.</p><p>The rest of the band sought comfort for the long day of going through their stage routines ahead of their tour's opening night on Saturday.</p><p>Rochelle, 21, wore J Brand Houlihan trousers with a bright pink T-shirt and a coffee-coloured leather jacket.</p><p>She styled up the outfit with a pair of two-toned ballet flats, oversized scarf, jewelled beanie and Miu Miu studded handbag.</p><p>Despite their scruffy attire, the rest of the band ensured their arms were at least fashionably accessorised, with each of them also toting a designer handbag.<br></p><p>Mollie King let down her Hermes Birkin bag by teaming it with baggy grey trackpants, a checked hoodie jumper and trainers.</p><p>The 23-year-old scraped her hair back into a ponytail and covered her make-up free face in large sunglasses.</p><p>Vanessa White, 21, wore a pair of unflattering brown velour trackpants with Ugg boots, cardigan and a peach scarf.</p><p>Her Alexander Wang Bucket bag was the only stylish part of the ensemble.<br></p><p> </p><p> Worse, Una Healy and Frankie Sandford - who both date sportsmen - waded into WAG territory by wearing head to toe velour tracksuits.</p><p>Una, 29, wore a candy floss pink version while 22-year-old Frankie Sandford teamed her navy blue one with a purple print scarf and Ugg boots.</p><p>Perhaps the band's last-minute packing was to blame for their lack of style.</p><p> Mollie told her Twitter followers on Saturday: 'Ok I have 30mins to pack for a 5 week tour!!! Let's go let's go let's go!!!!'</p><p>Una appeared worried about fitting into the girls' revealing onstage costumes, writing on her own page: 'In tour production rehearsals and the catering is so good its dangerous!!'</p><p>The Saturdays kick off their Headlines tour at the Liverpool Philharmonic on Saturday night, and will play 23 dates before wrapping up in Dublin on March 2.</p><p>Do you have a story about a celebrity? Call the Daily Mail showbusiness desk on 0207 938 6364 or 0207 938 6683<br></p><p> <br></p>?The trendspotters who can see your fashion future<br>It&#8217;s no accident that we all started wearing skinny jeans at the same time or that every high-street store is clamouring to produce an ethical line. Behind each consumer must-buy there is someone who saw it coming first. Lucie Greene meets three professional trend forecasters &#8211; and discovers what&#8217;s in store for our wardrobes<p>By <br>UPDATED:20:00 GMT, 10 January 2009<br></p> <p>SUE BARRETT, 39, a denim specialist from Southeast London, works for international fashion consultancy and news service WGSN. She has helped shape our jeans for years, working with the likes of Dolce &amp; Gabbana, Mavi, Wrangler, Lee Cooper, H&amp;M, Giorgio Armani and Diesel.</p> <p>When I started working as a trend forecaster ten years ago, everyone was wearing cargo pants and no one seemed to be buying jeans, at least not like they did in the 70s and 80s or like we do now. <br></p><p>I was hired by both Lee and Wrangler to research the market and help get people back into denim. I&#8217;m not sure what makes a good trend forecaster, but I think you have to be open-minded and observant.</p><p>I was looking for new ideas, so I spent my time travelling around Sweden, Italy and France, scoping out what styles were popular in each country. <br></p><p>All across Europe the speed at which people adopt new trends varies. In Turkey, for example, they think skinny-fit jeans for men will never catch on. In Italy people iron their jeans, but in London those same jeans will be worn baggy and slightly creased &#8211; the jeans are the same but the look is totally different.</p><p>Today, I split my time between the office in London and tracking down new looks in fashion-forward denim cities such as Tokyo, Stockholm and Reykjavik. Sweden is like Europe&#8217;s Tokyo in terms of street culture; and young people adopt new denim trends early &#8211; they&#8217;re so brave! High-waisted flared jeans that are now a big hit here were popular there over a year ago. </p><p>Another good place to spot trends is music festivals. Music and denim always go hand-in-hand &#8211; look at all the hot front men who sport skinny jeans on and off stage. There&#8217;s also a real carnival atmosphere and people tend to be bolder in the styles they wear. They&#8217;re also more relaxed about having their picture taken. </p><p>BEST SPOT The skinny jeans phenomenon. WGSN had been talking about it since 2001. We also foresaw last year&#8217;s return to the early 1990s rave look (acid-coloured skinny jeans, oversized white T-shirts, Day-Glo) as early as 2004, when club nights started rehashing 90s music and style. </p><p>Trends are on an ever-progressing timeline, often without a clear start and finish point. The globalisation of trends, due to blogs and the internet, means they tend to go full circle more quickly now than they would have done before.</p><p>THE NEXT BIG TREND For jeans my hot pick is the high-waisted, tapered faded denim look &#8211; very 1990s. Katie Holmes and Rachel Bilson have been spotted wearing versions in the &#8216;boyfriend&#8217; cut, but soon this will progress into what we call &#8216;Mom&#8217; jeans &#8211; fitted, tapered and high-waisted, like the ones Madonna wore in Desperately Seeking Susan. <br></p><p>Rounder, more womanly forms are emerging. The Mom jeans are reminiscent of our parents&#8217; and grandparents&#8217; wardrobes. Key styling points include a high waist, volume around the thighs, tapering down to the ankle, super-pale to pastel washes and the return of stonewash.</p> <p>KATE SCHELTER, 32, is based in New York. A self-styled fashion chameleon, Kate works as a trend forecaster for designer Zac Posen, Vogue, Disney and Swarovski, among others, as well as working as a photographer for major fashion magazines.</p> <p>I grew up on America&#8217;s East Coast and as a design student spent summers interning at <br>W magazine and at the Christian Lacroix headquarters in Paris. <br></p><p>After graduating, I hit the streets of Los Angeles as a junior trend forecaster for Look-Look, a youth marketing agency, snapping Polaroids of kids in clubs &#8211; a cuff, a fold of a dress, close-ups of the prints they were wearing. Then I was taken on as a trend predictor for Victoria&#8217;s Secret lingerie. </p><p>I later relocated to New York, where I managed to get a meeting at American Vogue, which loved my portfolio. They said: &#8216;You have great photos. Just keep in the head and the feet this time. We want you to shoot the front row at fashion shows.&#8217; <br></p><p>I began working for them, snapping the celebrities, models and socialites at New York <br>and Paris fashion weeks, shooting everyone from hip assistants to on-the-up designers in their ensembles. <br></p><p>It was a fairytale experience; I was able to see from the front line how the streets and the catwalks are inspired by each other. I think trend forecasting is intuitive; I also have an eye <br>for detail, which is important.</p><p>BEST SPOT The androgynous tailored look for women that dominated the autumn collections &#8211; and is still a big trend for spring 2009. I started seeing it on a lot of very stylish girls in New York, and then Julianne Moore wore an Yves Saint Laurent white tuxedo jacket and minidress to the Metropolitan Museum of Art&#8217;s Costume Institute ball in May 2007 and I knew I&#8217;d spotted a comeback. <br></p><p>Designer Alexander Wang also had great tuxedo jackets and blazers in his show in September 2007, so that really put it on my radar.</p><p>THE NEXT BIG TREND Elegant minimalism &#8211; think early 1990s Jil Sander. The use <br>of vintage jewellery and textiles to make new pieces is also becoming a trend.</p><p> Designer-wise check out Alexander Wang and Miami-based jewellery label House <br>of Lavande.</p> <p>MARTIN RAYMOND, 47, from East London, is co-founder of the Future Laboratory, a trend prediction agency that has become a go-to for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Miss Selfridge, Gap and Tesco. </p> <p>I started out as a journalist and editor, writing about fashion and film and presenting Ireland&#8217;s version of The Clothes Show. <br></p><p>When I moved to London in 1984 I continued to write and taught journalism at the London College of Fashion. <br></p><p>Early in my career I saw how social, fashion and spending trends are all interconnected. You can look at young generations &#8211; their environment, concerns, what they have been raised with in terms of economic conditions, politics, technology and sexual attitudes &#8211; and guess how that will impact later on as trends. </p><p>We are totally objective at the Future Laboratory, and as a result some clients don&#8217;t like what we say. When we told Gap, for example, that ethical responsibility would become a major issue for consumers, it was unpopular, as change in this area involves investing money. <br></p><p>In 2001 we also told LVMH, which owns Louis Vuitton, that sustainable luxury would be a <br>big issue. </p><p>BEST SPOT Millennials (teens born in the early 1990s who adore Gossip Girl and Miley Cyrus). Four years ago we predicted the millennial mind-set &#8211; this generation, born into the age of the internet, are technology savvy, ambitious and big spenders. We foresaw how powerful they would become. <br></p><p>We also predicted the economic downturn; we told a banking client in 2005 and they didn&#8217;t believe us, but we knew from talking to major players in the luxury sector, fashion and the building industry that it was going that way. </p><p>THE NEXT BIG TREND Womenomics. By 2020, 53 per cent of millionaires will be women, which will have a huge impact on luxury services. We can see it happening now with the growth of premium home delivery services for fashion and food. <br></p><p>Concierge culture will expand into every sector &#8211; people will even expect a more personalised service from Primark. <br></p><p>I also think that despite today&#8217;s eco-times, there will be a move away from organic to synthetic fabrics. People will realise that eco-friendly cotton is also environmentally damaging to produce and embrace high-tech materials. <br></p><p> </p>?Kristen Stewart dishes relationship advice as she poses in sexy photoshoot<p> By <br>UPDATED:07:06 GMT, 4 October 2011</p><br><p>When it comes to love, Kristen Stewart is a fan of her own advice. </p><p>Given that her interviewer was Twilight scribe Stephenie Meyer, the usually close-mouthed starlet finally seemed comfortable enough to chat candidly about love. </p><p>'Hmm....good relationship advice for me tends to be being honest and knowing yourself,' she says in the American edition of Glamour magazine's November 2011 issue. </p><p> </p><p> It's easy to see why the 25-year-old actor fell in love with his co-star, given how stunning she looks in these photographs. </p><p>Her mile-long legs are endlessly long in a white lace Stella McCartney dress and while most actresses would have gone for a sky-high stiletto, Kristen seems far more at home in these chunky Ash boots. </p><p>She mixed that same blend of masculine meets feminine style in a simple Sosume T-shirt, sexy black lace Peter Som shorts and racy Alexander Wang snakeskin heels. </p><p></p><p> </p><p>But it is her typical uniform of jeans, a T-shirt and Chuck Taylors, hair in a ponytail and face devoid of make-up, that both Meyer and Pattinson seem to prefer. </p><p>Itis also how she feels most at ease, although she did recently confide to GQ magazine, 'I looked like a boy for a long time. Now I feel like a woman.'</p><p>She still seems to prefer being one of the guys, especially when she's buddying around with on-set best friend Taylor Lautner. </p><p>The Abduction star plays Pattinson's love rival in the films, but, just like her onscreen character, loves both men in very different ways. </p><p>She says she can actually sit and watch the Twilight films with her best buddy, as he's actually as much of a fan as she is. </p><p>'It&#8217;s fun to watch with him because we actually sit and watch it. Me and Taylor are actual Twilight fans, so we can sit there and be totally into it!' she reveals, adding, 'Whereas I sit there with Rob&#8230;he likes it, but he has just such a different energy.&#8221;</p><p>The full interview hits American news stands on October 11; the fourth Twilight film, Breaking Dawn: Part 1, will be released on November 16.Twi-hards will both love and loathe November 16, 2012, the release date of the fifth and final film in the Twilight series. <br></p><p>To see more click .</p><br><p> </p>?Under-fire designer Alexander Wang denies claims of 'sweatshop-like conditions' at Chinatown factory<p> By <br>UPDATED:00:03 GMT, 7 March 2012</p><br><p>Better known for winning the admiration of the sartorially inclined than serious labour law infringements, Alexander Wang was today forced to defend itself against explosive claims that it ran a 'sweatshop' in Manhattan's Chinatown.</p><p>Speaking with WWD, the high-end design house has vowed to fight the $450million lawsuit filed against the company by an ex-factory worker and more than two dozen others.</p><p>The brand - favoured by celebrities and hankered after by fashionistas who flock to Mr Wang's showy 4,000-square-foot flagship store in SoHo - said that it will challenge the claims that it flaunted a host of New York State labour laws and forced workers to operate in 'unfair conditions'.<br></p><p>A company spokesman told the fashion newspaper: 'The company takes its obligations to comply with the law very seriously, including the relevant wage and hour regulations, the payment of overtime to eligible employees and having a safe working environment for all of our employees. We will vehemently defend any allegations to the contrary.'</p><p></p><p>The lawsuit was filed against Mr Wang last month. The fashion newspaper reports that it included nine charges, each totalling claims of $50million.</p><p>The successful designer, 28, who last year netted a staggering $25million for his tomboyish handbag and casual clothing designs, has been accused of running a sweatshop and violating labour laws.</p><p>Popular: Some designs, modelled by names including Gisele Bundchen (right), are made in Chinatown where labourersclaim they are not paid overtime<br></p><p>According to the New York Post, the design mogul and his brother Dennis have allegedly been operating a factory under shocking conditions in Manhattan's Chinatown neighbourhood.</p><p>In the suit, filed at Queens Supreme Court by a collective of thirty Chinese garment workers, it is claimed that the designer flaunted a host of New York state labour laws.</p><p>Workers in the 200-square-foot space on Broadway say they were forced to work for stints of up to 25 hours at a time, while conditions were unsafe.</p><p>Not only do the high-end garment makers - whose work has been spotted on the arms of a host of A-listers, including Jessica Gomes, and has wowed Anna Wintour on the front row at New York Fashion Week - claim to have not been paid overtime, but they say they were threatened with losing their jobs if work in the 'windowless' room was not completed</p><p>The charges against Mr Wang are led by worker Wenyu Lu, 56. The Post reports that the man claims to have been fired on February 16 after complaining about the conditions and asking for workers' compensation following a stay in hospital brought on by a 25-hour shift with no break.</p><p>The group report a lack of sleep, illnesses, injuries and missed days were brought on by the hard labour making the expensive clothes - a utility coat on the Alexander Wang website is currently listed as costing $1,175.</p><p>While the Post reports that the designer's team was unable to comment as it had not yet seen the suit, Mr Lu and the aggrieved labourers say 16-hour shifts and abuse are the norm, despite plans in place for the luxury label to open a further 15 stores this year.</p><p>Mr Lu's lawyer, Ming Hai, has seen many such trials before and told WWD than most factory owners would rather settles than be dragged through the negativity of a full legal battle.</p><p>He told the newspaper that there are around 20 garment factories in Chinatown - and that the conditions reported at Alexander Wang are far from unique: 'Bad labor conditions are everywhere in the Asian garment community. It&#8217;s horrible.'</p><p>He said that 'a new kind of slavery' exists whereby the area's workers are made to work long hours because they 'are new immigrants and they don&#8217;t speak English.'</p><p>It is, of course, not the first fashion brand to have been tainted by an eye-wateringly large legal challenge.</p><p>The Kardashians' range for QVC, Forever 21 and American Apparel have all been under legal scrutiny in recent months.</p><p>Designer Marc Jacobs has in the last few days been accused of not paying the models he employed to walk his New York Fashion Week runways, and tweeted in reaction: 'If they don't want to work w/us, they don't have to.'</p>?You're HOW old? Vera Wang, 62, shows off age-defying body in Harper's Bazaar shoot<br><p> By <br>UPDATED:19:49 GMT, 25 January 2012</p><p>She claims not to be the 'type of woman who would wear high heels with a bathing suit'. But Vera Wang seems to have achieved it remarkably well in a shoot for the new issue of U.S.</p><p>The designer, 62, who was pictured by the pool of her new LA home, revealed an age-defying body that could belong to a woman half - or even a third - of her age.</p><p>Wearing a black swimsuit by Eres with an Alexander Wang corset, she showed off lean, tanned and toned limbs with not a trace of cellulite.</p><p>Scroll down for behind-the-scenes video<br></p><p>But for someone who wears swimwear so well, Ms Wang admits her usual beachside look is heavily covered-up.</p><p></p><p>Explaining to the magazine how she came to pose in the outfit, she admitted: 'I wanted to wear a corset from Alexander Wang, whom I like a great deal. I was thinking it would be over a legging or a boyish short, but the next thing I knew, I was there in a swimsuit.</p><p>'The funny thing is that I'm the girl who no one sees at the beach. Ask anyone who's traveled with me. Normally, I'm in so many layers, I look like Lawrence of Arabia!'</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>She added that she was even 'a little horrified' by the resulting image, taken by photographer Douglas Friedman.</p><p>Other photos from the shoot show her wearing pieces that are more akin to the items in her own wardrobe, suchas a draped jersey maxiskirt and leather vest by Rick Owens, and a cocktail dress by Azzedine Alaia.</p><p>But it is the bright, minimalist Beverly Hills house, where the shoot took place, that really steals the show.</p><p>Theresult of a decade-long search for a West Coast property, Ms Wang describes it as a 'zen escape' from New York, where she continues to be based.</p><p>'New York for me is about work. If LA were to become a West Coast version of that, I'd shoot myself,' she said. 'The climate, the lifestyle &#8212; it really fits as the yin to my NewYork yang.'</p><p>With breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, she told how the four-bedroom house was built in 1967 andcounts Burt Reynolds among its former residents.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Famous fans: Ms Wang has dressed some of the world's biggest stars, from left: Sandra Bullock at the Academy Awards in 2011; Rachel Weisz at the same event in 2007 and Michelle Williams in 2006<br></p><p>Though she finds herself in LA regularly for work - she has dressed countless A-listers for red carpet events, not to mention their weddings - this house will be a place to relax, something she finds impossible in a hotel.</p><p>And given that she has spent most of her life living in New York, the luxury of having a pool is most definitely not lost on her.</p><p>'The great thing about having a pool in LA is that I can use it year-round,' she explained in a behind-the-scenes video. 'And since I've always been an athlete, staying fit is very important to me.'</p><p></p><p></p><p>The full interview with Vera Wang appears in the U.S. edition of Harper's Bazaar and online at </p><p> </p><p>BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO FROM VERA WANG'S HARPER'S BAZAAR SHOOT</p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><br></p><p></p>?Social media Spice: Victoria Beckham gains over 57,000 new followers as Twitter's most mentioned New York Fashion Week label<p> By </p><p>PUBLISHED:22:15 GMT, 20 September 2012 UPDATED:14:53 GMT, 21 September 2012</p><p>Victoria Beckham gained over 57,000 new Twitter followers during New York Fashion Week, topping every other designer as the most talked about collection (17,173 mentions) on the social media site.</p><p>Marc Jacobs followed, but not closely, with 8,813 mentions, while designers Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexander Wang and Michael Kors took the remaining three popularity spots respectively.<br></p><p>On the heels of conversation surrounding the overuse of Twitter during Fashion Week, with popular thought being that it is stripping all intellect, wit and reflection of the collections with the increasingly fast-paced, and real-time tweets, it seems the designers aren't hurting at all.</p><p>New York-based social media agency analyzed layers of Twitter algorithms during New York Fashion Week to identify the most popular designers, trends, and hashtags associated with the last week's spring 2013 collections.</p><p></p><p>Hosted a runway show rather than her usual small presentation for the first time, former the former Posh Spice successfully slaughtered all other designers in the social media marketing arena during New York Fashion Week.</p><p>This may have had something to do with her tweet of Harper Seven, her toddler daughter, waddling down the runway just hours before the designer's show started. <br></p><p>Marc Jacobs, coming in at number two, had popular fashion blogger Leandra Medine of the Man Reppeller democratically hosting his collection livestream to the public, and the number three, Diane Von Furstenberg, surprised everyone with her Google Glass glasses, which walked down the runway on the models and the designer herself. <br></p><p>The number of tweets associated with New York Fashion Week, or #nyfw, doubled since last year's spring collections, with a total of 671,028 Fashion Week mentions.</p><p>The U.S. was the top country tweeting about the collections, designers and general goings on, taking up 72per cent of the total New York Fashion Week Twitter pie. <br></p><p>In comparison, the next New York Fashion Week Twitter-centric country was the UK, tweeting only five per cent of the overall mentions.</p><p>Enabling designers, stylists, photographs and journalists alike to turn the once media and buyer-specific week into an onslaught of mass self-promotion, street style overkill, and slightly strange endorsements more than ever before, it's clear Twitter and its zealous account users have no plans of slowing down, much to the pleasures of designer's marketing teams everywhere.<br></p>?Wardrobe revamp: Save a fortune this winter, just dig out last year's staples and upgrade<br><p>By , and <br>UPDATED:08:14 GMT, 2 November 2009</p>Finally the seasons are changing, and the past few days have seen us catapulted headlong into autumn. If you've spent the weekend digging out your woollies, dusting off your warm dresses and unearthing your winter coat from storage only to realise that the passing of time has not been kind, here are some cheap and chic ways to transform you from fashion sinner to winner.DRESSES ACCESSORISE<p>Waist-clinching belts have been big news for five years, but this season, skinny leather belts have featured on the catwalks. <br></p><p>Belts are a brilliant, low-cost way to update an outfit. Fasten with a lazy knot, rather than in the traditional way through the loop and buckle. <br></p><p>A new, chunky necklace is another way of covering up an out-of-date collar - it can be sewn around a neckline with a few easy stitches. </p><p><br></p>ADD SHOULDER PADS <p>We've said it before, we've even shown you how to make your own, but we'll say it again: shoulder pads are big news for winter. <br></p><p>Perhaps it's something to do with Dallas coming back to our screens, maybe it's something to do with austerity chic, who knows. <br></p><p>Just ensure you buy the right size and width for your top and take them along to your local tailor if you are unsure about doing the job yourself. It should cost you between £10 and £12 to have shoulder pads inserted. </p><p><br></p>BOWS AND FRINGING <p>Oversized bows were all over Marc Jacobs this year. <br></p><p>Heads, bottoms and tummies: you name it, it came gift-wrapped. <br></p><p>Readymade bows can be bought from any haberdashers for a song and sewn on to the back of a plain black dress. <br></p><p>Fringing can be worn to achieve two key looks - cowboy chic or Flapper. <br></p><p>Both are perennially on trend, so take your pick. <br></p><p>Available by the metre in haberdashery shops, bullion fringe works well attached to the bottom of a short dress.</p><p><br></p>COATSBUTTONS <br><p>Adding, removing or changing buttons are the simplest ways to update last year's coat. <br></p><p>Bigones are more flattering (i.e. they make you look slimmer), small onesare more chic, toggles are trendy and gold ones are classy. <br></p><p>Thepossibilities are endless. John Lewis stocks some of the best buttonswe've seen - just ensure you measure the buttonhole prior toshopping. </p><br>ADD A SILK SCARF<p>Most of us have an elegant silk scarf hanging around at the back of thewardrobe, and now is your chance to put it to good use. <br></p><p>Wrap it snuglyaround your neck inside your coat's collar, then turn your collar up- et voila! Well, if it's good enough for Paul Smith. </p><p><br></p>REPLACING YOUR COLLAR <p>This year, collars are worn flat and ladylike to create a neat shape rather than the up and fierce look of the past few years. <br></p><p>Detachable lace collars are in abundance this winter and gypsylace.co.uk stocks a good selection. <br></p><p>The same goes for faux fur collars, which can be easily overlaid on existing collars. H&amp;M has a few furry scarves, which can be worn over collars, for under £10. <br></p><p>While you're on the High Street, investing in a new belt for an existing trench updates it immediately. </p><p><br></p>TOPSFROG FASTENERS <br><p>Just as nautical never leaves our fashion radar, military chic is also back on trend. <br></p><p>Frogging or ornamental 'frogs' look like silken thread knots and often replaced the buttons on the shoulders of uniforms. <br></p><p>Pick up packs of ten from your local haberdasher. <br></p><p>'Equally effective,' says vintage expert Laura Clayton, 'is braided trim knotted or looped accordingly and sewn on.'</p><p><br></p>ZIPS <p>Visible zips are the safety pins of this decade and are featured on many pieces this winter - something that won't have escaped you if you have visited Whistles or Reiss in the past few months. <br></p><p>An old fitted jumper can be renovated by cutting a slit, top to bottom, and inserting a high-quality, oversized silver or gold zip. <br></p><p>'The idea,' says fashion blogger Nell Frizzell, 'is to sex up an ordinary item like a jumper by unzipping it halfway.' <br></p><p>If you're not an adept seamstress, ask your dry cleaner or tailor to insert it for you. </p><p><br></p>POM POMS <p>Banish all images of Floella Benjamin from your mind. Pom-poms, if they match the colour and fabric of the top you are attaching them to, are rather wearable. Opt for small pompoms made from a fine yarn. <br></p><p>Attaching them to jumper sleeves or around a collar are excellent places to start. </p><p><br></p>TROUSERSADJUST THE LENGTH<br><p>Jeans that drag in the wet are so last season. <br></p><p>This year, trousers should skim the top of your ankle boot, just above the ankle bone. <br></p><p>Not only does this make it easier to wear them underneath high boots, but it also shows off your ankle boots to the max. <br></p><p>Remove three to four inches from your favourite pair of jeans or trousers and they will see you right through to summer.</p><p><br></p>BLEACHED JEANS<br><p>One of the biggest looks to emerge this autumn has been ripped and bleached denim. <br></p><p>Yes, it's super-Nineties, but it's also very fashion forward, especially on skinny or slim-fit jeans.</p><p> Paint streaks and blobs with diluted bleach on to darker denims to achieve a Balmain-like effect. </p><br>DISTRESSING DENIM<br><p>Distressed designer denim doesn't cut the mustard with us. <br></p><p>Not only is it expensive, it doesn't really take much to turn what was a small designer rip into a gaping hole. <br></p><p>Distress a pair of old jeans yourself by using a cheese grater or a steak knife to achieve fraying. <br></p><p>For bigger holes, place something hard like a block of wood under the spot where you want the hole, then get to work with either some sandpaper or a cheese grater. <br></p><p>The holes will start fraying after the next wash. <br></p><p><br><br></p>FOOTWEARMETAL WORK<br><p>Studs are adorning everything from leather jackets to gloves and boots this season.</p><p> It's an easy way to update your look. If you have an old pair of leather ankle or knee-high boots, take them to a cobbler, who can add studs around the top of the boot or down the side. <br></p><p>A good cobbler can also add a zip. </p><p><br></p>ALTER THE LENGTH OF YOUR BOOTS<br><p>Not for the faint-hearted: thigh-high boots are the style of the moment and it's easy to get your knee-highs extended to create the look, with the join made to look like part of the boot design. <br></p><p><br></p>EMBELLISH YOUR SHOES<br><p>If your favourite shoes are getting shabby, don't throw them away.</p><p> Update them to this season's most-wanted colours by having them dyed professionally or adding clip-on embellishments from Accessorize. <br></p><p><br></p><p> </p>?What's hot for 2009: <br>The shoes, dresses, places to be ... a must-have guide to all you need to know next year<p>By <br>UPDATED:08:12 GMT, 15 December 2008<br></p><p>The dress shapes, the shoes, the celebrities and the places to be. LUCIE GREENE'S indispensable guide to everything you'll need to know next year</p><p>WHAT YOU'LL BE WEARING...</p><p>THE TRENDS</p> <p>Brace yourselves, the jumpsuit is still hot for 2009. Bandages are also a recurring theme.</p><p> 'Designers including Thakoon, Alexander Wang and Stella McCartney are paying homage to Herve Leger with variations on the mini dress,' says Holli Rogers, head of buying at net-a-porter.com Futurism is another major theme (check out Balenciaga).</p><p> On the more accessible front, geometric prints are big news at Gucci, Marni and McQueen. Colour, from sherberty pastels to hot brights, is a strong look, with nude the hot neutral. <br></p>The key shape is boxy, boyish tailoring, as at Gucci.<br><br>THE BAG<br>The onus is on understated, classic and great quality for 2009. And the reigning shape will be the clutch. <br><p> </p> <p>'It is a classic staple. Balenciaga , Nancy Gonzalez and Halston do great ones,' says Marigay McKee, fashion director at Harrods. Yves Saint Laurent's bow bag is another key item. <br></p><p>Otherwise it's Lanvin, Lanvin, Lanvin: Woven, ribbon-inspired clutches, beaded clutches and gorgeous shoulder chain bags. Sheer heaven.</p><p><br>THE SHADES<br></p>Ray-Ban continues to rock the sunglasses market. Their latest vintage reincarnation looks set to be equally hot. Pictured is The Clubmaster, inspired by Sixties eyewear and Malcolm X. <p>Must haves: The Balenciaga clutch bag (right) and the Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses<br></p><p>VINTAGE.COM</p><p>No more trawling chairty shops for vintage. January sees the launch of Ateliermayer.com by Carmen Haid and Alice Kodell, a global luxury vintage e-tailer.</p> Haid and Kodell have worked with Cameron Silver, owner of Decades, and Sotheby's to get rare designer pieces for delivery straight to your door. www.atelier-mayer.com<br><br>THE NEW DESIGNERS<br> <br> <p>Remember these names: Alexander Wang, Rodarte (Kate and Laura Mulleavy), Andrea Liberman (ALC), Ann-Valeria Hash and Martin Sitbon (Rue du Mail). <br></p> <p>Lieberman, a former celebrity stylist, has launched her own covetable label, while Hash blurs femininity by deconstructing menswear. <br></p> Rodarte scooped the Swiss Textiles Award this year and is worn by Natalie Portman, Kirsten Dunst and Keira Knightley. Alexander Wang attracts fans in droves.<br><br>NET FOR LESS<br><br><p>Fashionistas are quivering in their boots about Net-a-porter's latest venture theoutnet.com - the most fashionable fashion outlet online. <br></p><p>The discounted designer arm is set to launch next year, thanks to clever Natalie Massenet. www.net-a-porter.com<br></p><br><p>THE PERFECT FOOTWEAR</p><p>It's all about Yves Saint Laurent. What could be more practical for strutting around Paris in the summer than a metal cage boot? 'Everyone is going crazy for it,' says Matches buyer Mark Baverstock.</p><p> Rupert Sanderson - following his accessory designer of the year accolade - is also hot property. <br></p><p>Check out the Delta platforms, already causing pulses to race. <br></p><p>'These are sexy, glamorous and a work of art for feet,' says Harrods fashion director Marigay McKee.</p><p>MAKE A STATEMENT<br></p> <p>Yep, bold jewellery is set to continue as a massive trend for 2009. The key looks are gold, graphic and over-sized. Bangles are giant, chunky and wooden - check out Marni.</p><p> Statement pieces are big news at Dries Van Noten, Chanel, Celine and Lacroix. <br></p><p>Organic will also be a major theme, with giant molluscs, coral, shells and driftwood pieces, as at Swarovski, Graeme Black and A. F. Vandervorst. <br></p><br><p><br></p><br><p><br></p><p>BEAUTY LOOKS YOU'LL LOVE...<br></p><p>THE NAILS<br></p><p>Ditch clear varnish, says Nonie Creme, creative director at nail brand Butter London. <br></p><p>'Try hot, bold, off-the-wall shades that really pop. Go for opaque all the way.' www.butterlondon.com<br></p> <p>THE HAIR<br></p><p>Think braids, twists and buns - which were seen all over the catwalks for the spring collections, including Vera Wang, Giles and Alberta Ferretti. <br></p><p>'They create a feminine yet functional look,' says Jessica Gearhart, creative director at cultbeauty.co.uk <br></p><p>'It's great if you're a bit short of cash for your monthly trim.'</p><p>DO IT YOURSELF<br></p>While women refuse to curb their spending on beauty products, spa treatments are falling by the wayside in favour of at-home facials, pedicures and even Botox.<br><br>NEW LIPO<br><br><p>Palomar Medical - a plastic surgery technology company - has introduced SLIM Lipo, a new laser liposuction treatment set to revolutionise the process. <br></p><p>A laser is used to selectively melt and dissolve the fat away, which means less bruising and a shorter recovery time. <br></p><p>We don't know if it is safe, but we do know that Hollywooders are queuing up. www.palomarmedical.</p><p>INTELLIGENT BEAUTY<br></p> <p>'Smart' foundations, self-adjusting blushes and vibrating mascaras abound for 2009.</p><p> 'Cosmetics are becoming smarter,' says Jessica Gearheart, creative director at cultbeauty.co.uk.</p><p> 'Instead of having a face cream that just makes your skin feel less dry, you can use a cream that simultaneously moisturises the skin and slows down facial contractions so you're actually creating fewer wrinkles over time.' <br></p><p>Check out Ling Skin Care Freeze Serum from facialist Ling Chan and the DuWop Beauty Blade, an anti-bacterial, sharpener that sanitises the tip of your eye or lip pencil with every twist. <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p> <p>ALL MADE UP<br></p><p>Blue eyebrows, geometric eye shades and tangerine lips may sound odd now, but just you wait; they're next year's hottest make-up trend (as seen on the spring catwalks of Zac Posen, Rodarte and Diesel).</p><p> But if that's not up your street, try the glamour look, with bronzed eyes and scarlet lips, great with tanned skin (Oscar de la Renta and Missoni ).</p><p><br></p><p>WHERE YOU'LL BE GOING...<br></p><br> <p>PRADA BAR<br></p><p>Miuccia Prada can do no wrong in fashion - but what about the bar scene? <br></p><p>Last month, the designer's Fondazione Prada teamed with artist Carsten Holler on The Double Club, a temporary bar and restaurant inspired by African Congo culture and Western design. <br></p><p>Scenesters just love the North London bar, which lasts for only six months<br></p><p>POSH PITSTOPS<br></p><p>Leave your preconceptions at the door. There are many fabulous new boutique Inns and motels to make any road trip, British or stateside, glamorous. <br></p><p>'We love The Cotswolds' The Ragged Cot, The Crab &amp; Lobster, West Sussex, and the recently opened Olde Bell Inn, Berkshire,' says Juliet Kinsman, editor in chief at Mrandmrssmith.com.</p><p> In California alone there's a gaggle of Jack Kerouac/Rat Pack inspired dens, including the Malibu Hotel and Santa Barbara's Presidio Motel. <br></p><p><br>MAYFAIR CENTRAL FASHION<br></p><p>Mayfair is shaping up as the ultimate shopping destination. Mount Street continues to be the hub and is set to welcome Stephen Webster and Rick Owens next year, joining Marc Jacobs, German label Wunderkind, Christian Louboutin, Jenny Packham and Maison Martin Margiela - with Lanvin to open in spring. <br></p> <p><br></p><p>ROUGH HOTELS<br></p><p>We're over the preened, twee boutique hotels of old. The new vibe? <br></p><p>Think gorgeous squat, as exemplified by Rabih Hage's recently opened Rough Luxe hotel in Kings Cross (www.roughluxe.co.uk).</p><p> 'It's about stripped-down decor, deconstructed paint finishes, original artwork and exposed walls,' says Juliet Kinsman, editor-in-chief at mrandmrssmith.com.</p><p><br>BRAZIL BABY<br></p><p>Mumbai's uncertain; word has it Dubai's about to topple and China's already crowded. So where are the luxury fashion crowd headed? Brazil. </p><p>It's warm, sexy and ripe for becoming a fashion capital in its own right. <br></p><p>Michael Roberts has just launched his book Saved In Rio, while Valentino, Francisco Costa, Natalia Vodianova and Alice Dellal flew over for the opening of Rio's fashion week. <br></p><p><br>YARD SALES<br></p><p>Calling industrious recessionistas. If the make-do-and-mend thing isn't your vibe, why not try making some extra cash to buy more things in the sales?</p><p> Welcome to theclosetbureau.com - the lazy girl's guide to staying in the money during the economic downturn.</p><p> Founded by Sophia Greene, a former fashion PR, the site is a facility for selling old clothing on eBay.</p> For 35 per cent commission, it will collect the items, clean them, photograph them and ship them once sold, using expert marketing techniques.<br><br>WHO YOU'LL LOVE...<br><br> <p>MEISEL MANIA<br></p><p>Photographer Steven Meisel is seriously hot property, racking up new campaigns and high-profile celebrity shoots by the truck load. <br></p><p>See Kate Winslet on the cover of Vanity Fair, Madonna's spring campaign for Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein's Eva Mendes Secret Obsession Ads, Pringle of Scotland and Prada's latest men's fragrance to name but a few. <br></p><p>FIRST LADY OF STYLE<br></p><p>Politics and fashion are set to reunite with the inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20. <br></p><p>With his stylish wife, the Obamas have become instant style icons. <br></p><p>Michelle's love of Mario Pinto is set to make the designer a household name.</p><p><br></p><br> <p>HOT MODELS</p><p>Model's heading for super status include Jourdan Dunn, winner of best model at the British Fashion Awards this year; Aminata Niaria (who caused a stir in Lanvin and Dries Van Noten); Liu Wen (known as China's first supermodel); Anya Kazakova; Sessilee Lopez (starring in adverts for Gap and Calvin Klein), and Lakshmi Menon.</p><br><br><p>POSTER GIRLS<br></p><p>The supermodels had their fun in this season's campaigns, but there's a new gang of billboard fodder. <br></p><p>The trend for older women is not letting up either - thanks to Jerry Hall for Chanel and Madonna for Louis Vuitton. <br></p>Katie Holmes is fronting Miu Miu and Pamela Anderson is rumoured to be the new face of Vivienne Westwood. Daisy Lowe has cleaned up the most though.<br>She stars alongside Pixie Geldof and Lydia Hearst for Pringle Of Scotland; has been shot by Juergen Teller for Marc by Marc Jacobs; and will also work for DKNY.<br><br><br><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p> <p>BRIT GIRLS GO TO HOLLYWOOD<br></p><p>Brit Carey Mulligan - formerly in Bleak House - has gone stateside and landed a slew of enviable film roles alongside Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp. <br></p> <p>Gemma Arterton, meanwhile, not content with racking up Bond Girl and a BBC period drama leads this year, is set to star in hotly anticipated Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Kingsly. <br></p> They've got plenty to inspire them. Look at Kate Winslet (tipped for an Oscar).<br><br>STEPHEN WEBSTER<br><br> <p>There's a reason that Christina Aguilera, Madonna and Jennifer Lopez adore jeweller Stephen Webster: he's hot property. <br></p><p>And 2009 is set to be a bumper year for the designer with a new store in Mayfair's Mount Street in the spring.<br></p><p><br></p><br> <br> <p> THE NEW DANDIES<br></p><p>Watch out girls, the boys are smartening up. The style icons of music, media and celebrity are flaunting fashion fabulously. <br></p><p>Mark Ronson is Sixties cool, Ed Westwick, British star of TV smash Gossip Girl, has been lauded by W magazine as a style icon in the making for his character's fearless dress sense while Kanye West and Jay Z have been rocking tweed suits and geek-chic eyewear.</p><p><br></p><p><br>WHAT YOU'LL BE GOING TO SEE...<br></p><p><br>FASHION ON FILM</p><p>Next year, we will see a host of fashion films, including A Single Man, the directorial debut by Tom Ford, and four Chanel movies, including Coco Avant Chanel with Audrey Tautou.</p>?Working it out: What to wear - and what to avoid - at the gym (take note, Ellen Pompeo)<br>We rate - and hate - the stars' workout wardrobes, and reveal what their choice of gym kit says about them...<p>By <br>UPDATED:22:27 GMT, 8 April 2011</p><p>For most of us, gym-wear consists of old T-shirts and whatever comfortable jogging bottoms are closest to hand.</p><p>But if you are a celebrity, every workout is a photo-opportunity, and a chance to show off that personal trainer-honed bod.</p><p>This was true of Ellen Pompeo when she stepped out in a bold Stella McCartney for Adidas jumpsuit last week. The cobwebbed strands of purple jersey didn't even allow for a sports bra, leaving little to the imagination. </p><p>She followed it a few days later with bright red leggings from the same label, proving she's not shy of courting attention when it comes to her workout-wear.</p><p></p><p>Most other stars favour a more monochrome palette for the gym, though clingy leggings and tight Lycra tops are still de rigueur.</p><p>While Molly Sims's outfit made less of a statement, she made sure we could see how hard she'd been working out by choosing a cropped tee that revealed her midriff.</p><p> </p><p>Flaunting it: Ali Larter (left) shows off a toned post-pregnancy body in a figure-hugging ensemble, while mother-of-five Nicole Murphy (centre), and actress Molly Sims (right) show off their super-toned abs <br></p><p>And Eddie Murphy's ex-wife, Nicole, who is clearly proud of her impressively-toned abs are after having five children, limits her workout wardrobe to a skimpy pair of shorts and a sports bra.</p><p>Gisele, who, let's face it, would look good in anything, favours figure-hugging black, with Fame-style legwarmers, as does Mila Kunis, who keeps her ballerina's body in check wearing a black Adidas zip-up and plain white tee.</p><p>If you are Kim Kardashian, of course, going to the gym is still an opportunity to look fashion forward, and last week she took the Seventies look from the catwalk to the treadmill in a tie-dye T-shirt.</p><p> </p><p>Legging it: Gisele Bundchen (left) favours flattering black with Fame-style legwarmers. Kirsten Dunst (centre) and Mila Kunis (right) both prefer cropped legwear - and all three tote their kit in designer handbags<br></p><p> </p><p>Fashion-forward: Nicole Richie (left) teams her grey top with a studded biker , while Kim Kardashian (centre) goes for the Seventies look in tie-dye. Miley Cyrus (right) makes a musical statement in a Joan Jett T-shirt<br></p><p>Miley Cyrus, on the other hand, appears keen to display her music credentials - her workout wear includes a T-shirt tribute to Joan Jett. The star's thick sweats did little to flatter her frame though - a choice definitely made for comfort rather than style.</p><p>Of course accessories matter as much as the clothing, and for the celebrity community, only the latest It bag will do when it comes to carrying your kit.</p><p>Kim Kardashian carries her clean towels in a $7,000 Hermes Birkin, while Nicole Richie uses an old Balenciaga bag - worth around $1,500. Gisele carries a $1,500 Alexander Wang number and Jessica Simpson uses a Louis Vuitton duffle.<br></p><p>There are occasionally celebrities that fall short of the mark though. Though Jessica Simpson loves her sweats so much, she has admitted to wanting to get married in them, her oversized hoodie drowns her petite frame.<br></p><p> </p><p>Time to shape up: Jessica Simpson (left) says she would get married in her gym kit, but it leaves a lot to be desired. Emily Blunt (centre) needs to repair the holes in her leggings, and Kelly Brook's are far too thin (right)<br></p><p> <br></p><br><br><p></p>?'I used to be embarrassed by my mom and dad - now I steal their clothes': Zoe Kravitz on fashion, fame and A-list parents<br>The actress, 22, who stars in X-Men First Class is the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. In a rare interview she lifts the lid on her surprisingly normal childhood...<p>By <br>UPDATED:09:38 GMT, 3 June 2011</p><p>She counts Jay Z and Alexander Wang among her best friends, and is daughter of two of America's biggest stars, but Zoe Kravitz want you to know she's no It girl.</p><p>The 22-year-old, who is set to star in this summer's blockbuster X-Men First Class admits in a new interview that 'all that It girl s**t makes me kind of uncomfortable.'</p><p>She tells ASOS magazine: 'Fame has become this obsession for people, which kindof creeps me out.'</p><p> </p><p>Fame, of course, is something Miss Kravitz knows a thing or two about. Her father is A-list rocker Lenny Kravitz, and her mother is former Cosby Show actress Lisa Bonet.</p><p>But her childhood, she reveals was surprisingly normal.</p><p></p><p>'My dad was brought up very old school, very strict - "Yes ma'am, yes sir,"' she said. 'So he's wearing leather pants and a boa, but he would be like, "Did you do your chores today?" Or "That dress is too short!" Seriously, no joke. <br></p><p>'I had chores, I had an allowance - "Yes there's a party going on with Mick Jagger and some models but it's your bedtime."'<br></p><p></p><p>She admits, like most kids, she used to cringe at the way her parents dressed.</p><p>'I used to be a little embarrassed by how [my mom] and my dad would dress, but now I steal their clothes all the time. My dad has totally taken my Cat Stevens T-shirt, but It's OK I have his Black Flag one and that's amazing.'</p><p>She even unknowingly spent money on pieces her mother had donated to a local vintage boutique: 'She took a bunch of stuff down while I was away, and I went there when I got back and bought five of her things.</p><p>'I got home and was like, "I can't believe I just paid for your clothes!" Out of everything in the store I bought my mother's things.'<br></p><p> </p><p>Fashion instincts: Miss Kravitz, pictured this week at various X-Men junkets, has an eye for style - something she has inherited from her parents - and counts top designer Alexander Wang among her close friends<br></p><p></p><p> </p><p> She also discussed her reclusive mother's decision to step away from the limelight.</p><p>'She walked away from being famous because she didn't really care about it,' she explained. 'She is the most true artist I have met. She doesn't change for anybody... <br></p><p> </p><p>'I admire her so much - and the fact that she's my mom is just so cool!'<br></p><p>Miss Kravitz appears to have inherited both Ms Bonet's acting skills and her father's musical talent.</p><p>She has her own band, Elevator Flight - 'we don't have a record deal, but we're playing it by ear' - and has appeared in a number of movies already including No Reservations with Catherine Zeta Jones.</p><p>The latest instalment of the X-Men franchise is, of course, her most high-profile to date.</p><p>She appears alongside January Jones and James McAvoy, as well as her boyfriend, Michael Fassbender, who she met during filming.</p><p>'I feel like sometimes if you do a film with "movie stars" there's all this drama and superiority, but X-Men was not like that at all. <br></p><p>'We were living in London for four months and it was like X-Men summer camp, so we all hung out at each others houses after filming [and] went to pubs.'</p><p>The interview with Zoe Kravitz appears in the latest issue of ASOS magazine and on </p><p>VIDEO: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH ZOE KRAVITZ</p><p><br></p>?<p>It's practically a blizzard here in New York and the Sundance Film Festival kicks off today--high time to shop for a great snow boot, right? This lace-up version is a refreshing change from those ubiquitous wellies, and has a very Alexander Wang-like chicness when worn with leggings.</p><p>Chooka noir front lace boot, $49.99 at </p>?<p></p><p>It&#8217;s football season, and where I&#8217;m from (it&#8217;s Ohio State Buckeye territory, folks), the entire city is dead serious about tailgating. Seriously, it&#8217;s like a roundup of thousands of hot dudes getting all fired up and excited. Score! How in the world have I not managed to meet any guys through all this yet? Oh right, because half of them are in college and I&#8217;m 30. Ew.</p><p>Anyway&#133;if you find yourselves at a tailgate, or a game, or just watching at a bar with a roomful of good-looking and hopefully age-appropriate men (and a plate of fries), you might need to take some action. So here&#8217;s a list of pick up lines* you can use. Yes, they're all totally groan-worthy, and no, I don't care. ?</p><p>*Thanks to a couple friends for consulting with me on football terminology (my knowledge is kind of limited). Sorry most of your suggested lines were too dirty to actually use in this post. :)</p><p>And remember, when in doubt that your line hasn't gone over well, just repeat it. It's what our would do (OK, this isn't exactly a line, and it's about a basketball, not a football but I kind of think "leather pumpkin" could work for either and plus, it's hilarious):</p><p></p><p>OK, OK, fine, maybe you would never actually say these things, but did you at least laugh at little? What's your best suggestion for a football-appropriate pickup line?</p><p>A line for every occasion (not necessarily a good one, but still):<br>*<br>*<br>*</p><p><br>Photo: Thinkstock</p>?<p>A little bit of leather or spikes can go a long way, making you not only look, but feel, like a total badass. We all need that some days, right? I've come up with some ideas for every kind of gal to test out the look. No matter how preppy or super-feminine you may like to dress, I know y'all have some attitude. </p><p><p>Topshop faux fur gilet, $110, , Monserat De Lucca crossbody bag, $119, , J Brand jeans, $220, , Rebecca Minkoff boots, $191, </p></p><p>Girly + Glam: What better time to add a little edge than on a night out? This look includes a few of my favorite fall staples: leather-like jeans (in the hottest color for fall), faux fur, and studs. The vest is totally , and would look fab thrown over a simple black tee. The little ankle booties will have you tearing up the dance floor for hours, too. Cue "Moves Like Jagger." </p><p><p>Topshop jumper, $160, , Lucky Brand python fedora, $50, , Charlotte Russe boots, $42.50, , MOTO jeans, $76,, Fallon Classique bracelet, $150, </p></p><p>Comfy + Casual: Somehow getting dressed on the weekend isn't always as simple as it should be. I've found that a few edgy pieces can completely tie together a basic ensemble. And let's face it: monochrome is always chic. Every rockstar needs an awesome hat, and this fedora will make the even the worst Sunday morning bedhead look hot. Add a gold or silver bangle and you'll be the girl at brunch with that certain je ne sais quoi. </p><p><p>Karl leather skirt, $175, , Iris & Ink blouse, $125, , Fallon leather bracelet, $125, , House of Harlow necklace, $70, , Dolce Vita boots, $137, </p></p><p>Sleek + Sweet: What's more rock 'n' roll than black on black? A girly skirt and fussy blouse is made stage-worthy when rendered in satin and leather. These sky-high leopard ankle boots add a pop of pattern (and would look great with jeans too!). Since it's awfully chilly outside here in NYC, I would throw on some black tights, and don't forget your heavy metal jewels like this studded bracelet and funky necklace. </p><p>Which of these looks would you wear? Do you dig rock 'n' roll style? <br></p>?<p> &copy; 2012 Cond&eacute; Nast. All rights reserved<br> Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our (effective 3/21/12) and (effective 3/21/12). <br> <br> The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Cond&eacute; Nast. </p>?<p>I love when the air at night gets colder because it makes me want to snuggle up with a loved one at night, and maybe just stay there half the next day, drinking hot chocolate and watching movies in bed. Swoon. !</p><p>Anyway, I've been doing a lot of pretend shopping for the perfect cozy bedding to pretend snuggle up in with my pretend boyfriend. Want to join me? Pick your fave:</p><p>A trendy chevron in warm fall colors:<br><p>This is all beautiful West Elm products.</p><br>Could these colors scream "autumn" any more? No, they could not. The color is even called cinnamon! I'm thinking apple cider donuts served for breakfast in bed with this one.</p><p>Crisp white with a luxurious blue throw:<br><p>This is all from West Elm.</p><br>Clean white bedding is a year round classic, but that dreamy looking blue throw makes me want to curl up under it until it's spring again.</p><p>Leafy keen:<br><p>West Elm's .</p><br>What says fall more than leaves? Well, pumpkins do, but they don't make for such an elegant pattern on your bedspread.</p><p>Pumpkin spice:<br><p> from Anthropologie.</p><br>What's that you say? There must be a classy way to make your bed an ode to the great pumpkin? You're right. This gorgeous orange set should do the trick.</p><p>Super rich and textured:<br><p>The "" set is from Anthropologie.</p><br>Not only is this set in (although, could we please not say the word "oxblood" in bed? Yuck!), the endless texture-y ruffles feel so romantic, don't they?</p><p>Simply poetic:<br><p>Anthropologie's .</p><br>Maybe this doesn't obviously scream fall, but let me explain: Summer is for reading outside under a big leafy tree, but fall is for laying in bed while your guy reads out loud to you from your favorite novel or book of poetry. I'm dying to pair these sheets with a fluffy comforter and get back in touch with my inner bookworm this season.</p><p>Which of these six bedding sets do you want to snuggle up under this fall? Are you all about cozy bedtime snuggling when it gets colder? Do you wish you could redecorate every season? I do!</p><p>More bedroom makeovers:<br>*<br>*<br>*</p><p><br>Photos: West Elm, Anthropologie</p>?<p>OK, take a look and tell me what you think:</p><p>Carrot cake in a jar:<br><p>Source: via on </p></p><p>This salmon quinoa salad looks really elegant (and tasty!):<br><p>Source: via on </p></p><p>These cute little meal packs are actually for a wedding that was a picnic (all the guests sat on blankets on the ground!):<br><p>Source: via on </p></p><p>Oatmeal casserole (it's gluten-free! And easier than schlepping a sloshy bowl around):<br><p>Source: via on </p></p><p>Instead of having an antipasti platter, you could just bake it all into a loaf:<br><p>Source: via on </p></p><p>Pizza bites:<br><p>Source: via on </p></p><p>Single-serving pumpkin pie in a jar:<br><p>Source: via on </p></p><p><br>More :<br>* <br>* <br>*</p><p><br>Photos: Thinkstock; Pinterest</p>?<p> &copy; 2012 Cond&eacute; Nast. All rights reserved<br> Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our (effective 3/21/12) and (effective 3/21/12). <br> <br> The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Cond&eacute; Nast. </p>?<p></p><p>This ceviche recipe is from --it's got a cool fall-ish feel (and uses new , of which I'm fast becoming a fan). He says:</p><p>"Usually the fish in a ceviche is trimmed into large chunks, but for scooping up this tangy-sweet version with brightly flavored and spicy chili limon tortilla popchips, I've trimmed the fish into small cubes, 1/4- to 1/2-inch in size. The result not only makes a ceviche that's perfect for scooping, but also a speedy version that 'cooks' in the fresh lime juice in less than an hour."</p><p>1 pound fresh halibut filets (or any firm-fleshed white fish, such as haddock, red snapper or sea bass), diced into 1/2-inch cubes<br>1 cup fresh lime juice (from approximately 8 to 10 limes)<br>1 fresh red Serrano chili, seeds discarded, chili thinly sliced<br>1 teaspoon salt<br>1 small mango, cut into 1/4-inch cubes<br>1 scallion, white and green parts thinly sliced<br>2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro<br>1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil<br> <br>1. In a medium-sized glass bowl, combine the fish with the lime juice, Serrano and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours. The fish cubes will "cook" in the lime juice until they are opaque.<br> <br>2. Half an hour before serving, stir the mango, scallion, cilantro and olive oil into the ceviche. Cover and refrigerate 20 minutes to let the flavors meld. Serve with chili limon tortilla popchips for scooping up the ceviche.<br> <br>Makes 6 servings.<br> <br>(Oh, and he also suggests enjoying it with a bottle of Bud Light!)</p><p>Are you a ceviche fan? What's your favorite tailgate fare?</p><p>More on :<br>* <br>* <br>*</p><p><br>Photo: Thinkstock</p>?<p> &copy; 2012 Cond&eacute; Nast. All rights reserved<br> Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our (effective 3/21/12) and (effective 3/21/12). <br> <br> The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Cond&eacute; Nast. </p>?<p></p><p>Late last week, (from Gap's Patrick Robinson) that this year's CFDA collaboration wouldn't be , but khakis--and that Alexander Wang was a participant. A tipster , and I am loving what I'm seeing. The motorcycle jacket Patrick talked about in the Teen Vogue interview is up on their site, it's gorgeous, and it's under $100! Mark your calendars for June 16 when it hits stores.</p><p> have also designed a few khaki pieces for the collection, and while the rest of the designers haven't been revealed, I'd bet my bottom dollar that Jason Wu, another contender in this year's CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear () will have a few pieces in the collection. </p><p> and let us know what you think--has Alexander Wang made khaki cool again? Did you used to wear Gap khakis? And are you inclined to give it a shot again, now that they've gotten the designer touch? Discuss! </p><p><br></p>Photo: Getty Images*This post has been updated?<p>Traveling in comfort doesn&#8217;t have to mean Juicy sweat suits, Wang says. &#8220;I&#8217;m all about schleppy dressing! Its about what makes you feel comfortable while still looking effortless and cool,&#8221; he says. &#8220;But it takes a person with taste and wit to make sure you balance it. For example, you never want to go all the way. If you&#8217;re going to wear sweats, throw it on with a pair of heels. If you&#8217;re going for the no makeup, undone hair, throw on a super luxurious coat but maybe with a T- shirt and baggy jeans.&#8221; </p><p>Does looking good mean wearing something uncomfortable, or are you guys able to find a happy medium? </p>Photo: Wireimage?<p></p><p>In high school, I played every sport with a uniform that revolved around a skirt: field hockey, tennis and for a brief two-week time period--just long enough to learn how to do a back-flip and find out that being catapulted skyward in a basket-toss wasn't my cup of tea--cheerleading. But if our co-ed intramural football team had leather shorts, puff-sleeved jerseys or anything else that looked like the kind of stuff Alexander Wang unveiled yesterday, you can bet your sports bra that I'd have signed up in a heartbeat. Then maybe I'd have been able to tell you something about the Superbowl other than how TiVo-able the commercials and half-time performances are.</p><p></p><p><br><p> See? Even the purse looks like a deflated football.</p></p><p>What do you think about Alexander Wang's spring threads? Are you into any of them? What about the jersey dress with the puffy sleeves? And may I direct your attention to those leopard shoes! Amazing! (If I could make some other football-referencing joke about fashion points or feet/yards here, I would, but like I said, I'm a dunce about these sorts of things.) </p><p><br>More Ways to Get Glamour<br><p>You could win $50,000 just for or to Glamour.com!<br><br><br><br></p></p>?<p><br>Something about the drapey fur this lovely lady is wearing reminds me of an Ewok. Can you guess who it is? (Scroll down to the end for the big reveal.)</p><p>I caught sight of the stunner backstage before the show, along with these other curiosities:<br><br>Hooters cups: The hot wings house did the catering.</p><p><br>Insane high-heeled booties.</p><p><br>And sci-fi Cinderella shoes.</p><p><br>Amazing, Klingon-like earrings from Alexander Wang's new jewelry line, which slip around the ears (not through) like a Bluetooth.</p><p>All the out-of-this-world stuff made sense when the models hit the runway in futuristic cut-out dresses, fitted leather blazers (that I heart) and Tron-like leggings (that Tracey hearts).<br></p><p></p><p></p><p>And surprise! The mystery woman is Alex's FBF (fashion best friend) model Erin Wasson--she's unveiling her own line later this week. Maybe she'll go for Princess Leia then?<br></p><p>Do you die for these looks like Tracey and I do? If they're too much for you, we've got (a.k.a. us non-models).<br>Photo: Runway and Wasson images, Getty Images </p>?<p></p><p>Paris Hilton wore hers to The Late Show with David Letterman a couple of weeks ago, accessorizing with and a necklace from . </p><p></p><p>Disney star Demi Lovato also wore a big necklace with the fitted strapless dress to the premiere of her new movie, Princess Protection Program, in Toronto. </p><p></p><p>And then we've got , who skipped the jewelry and just wore a pair of black Jil Sander pumps (interesting that all three ladies wore black closed-toed shoes, huh?) with her version. </p><p>I remember reading a hilarious item in a gossip column a few years ago saying that on-the-rise stars and fame-hungry socialites were intentionally going out and buying dresses they'd already seen big celebrities photographed in so they could get themselves on the "Who wore it better?" pages in the celeb weeklies. I don't know if this one's a case of media-seeking, but it's pretty fun to see the same dress on three women with such different style, isn't it? Who do you think looks the best? How would you wear it? Discuss! </p><p><br>()<br></p><p><br><br></p>Photos, from top: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images; Splash News; INF?<p>I can hardly believe this man is only in his 20s--no matter how many cameras are around, Alex always shows perfect poise. And it was impossible to wipe the smile off his face as he was being interviewed. </p><p></p><p>Here's his model board--Alex had some of the best girls in the biz walking for him, including new-ish face Karlie Kloss, who I am really loving. And guess what? </p><p></p><p>At the snacks table, the ladies had scraped more than a few wheels of cheese (totally organic and provided by Aveda, who did the hair for the show) completely clean. Now that's what I like to see in a model!</p><p></p><p>Alex's advice to the gals before they hit the runway: "Strong, sexy, but act like a tomboy"...I mean, could it be any easier to fall in love with this designer? </p><p></p><p>Haute hats are everywhere this season! Alex's are black and rubberized...maybe not for the average Jane, but still chic, no? </p><p>Keep reading all week for more glimpses into some of the best backstages at New York Fashion Week...<br>Tracey Lomrantz</p>?<p><p><p><p></p><p>Now, I'm enamored of this video for a few reasons. First of all, I've heard oodles of "Chace is gay!" rumors in and around New York and this pretty much puts those to rest. Believe me, I've worked with more non-hetero fashionistos than anyone and this guy is NOT one of them. Second, I love how the interviewer gets all gushy and crushy and keeps telling Chace, "it's okay, it's not your fault, that was a hard one," as she stares into those baby blues. And finally, it gives me a chance to shamelessly post this photo from last winter's Prada party, where I am giddy enough about my moment with Chace (and two of my cutest girlfriends, Alia and Alexa) to ignore what is maybe the least flattering photo of me in history. Watch the video and share your thoughts! I love a guy who's clueless about fashion, don't you? Very endearing...</p><p></p>?<p><br>Infinity cardigan, $49.99 at </p><p>Do you own any orange? If so, what? Will you wear this color? What pieces in this shopping selection are dying to own now?</p><p>What's With All the Spam in the Comments Section? <br>Sick of all those annoying ads in the comments section lately? So are we! We police the site regularly and delete spam as soon as we can, but recently, the volume of spam has increased dramatically. We're working on a way to block them permanently, so please bear with us, and know that we're as eager as you are to get read of these pests. </p><p>Meanwhile, please continue to use the Report Abuse button to flag spam--it really does help!-- and continue to leave your brilliant feedback below. If you have any urgent questions about the spam, please</p><p>And a special note to you, spammers; we officially declare you a major DON'T.</p><p>More Ways to Get Glamour:<br>Download Glamour <br>Like freebies? Enter the latest Glamour !<br> (it'll make your inbox 10x sexier, we promise).</p><p>One more PS: Did you know It&#8217;s the ultimate boredom buster.</p>?<p> &copy; 2012 Cond&eacute; Nast. All rights reserved<br> Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our (effective 3/21/12) and (effective 3/21/12). <br> <br> The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Cond&eacute; Nast. </p>?<p>Intrepid Glamour blogger Stephanie Huszar came to me with a most pressing question. "I am in desperate need of comfy shoes I can actually walk in that aren't sneakers or flats (I'm so short I don't really like wearing flat shoes). Ideas?"</p><p>But of course, Steph. Two suggestions: platform boots with rubbery, squishy soles like from Yves Saint Laurent. They're beyond pricey ($895!) but I've seen likeminded styles at more reasonable retail outlets. Another newsy sort of shoe: ALMOST-FLATS. These are flats with a leetle platform heel. They won't give you much height, Steph, but they'll give you a small lift. I love from Loeffler Randall, which just happens to be my favorite shoe designer. (If only because Jessie, the creative director, and her husband live in Brooklyn. Represent!) Also, while you're there, check out genius new ecommerce site . Can you say Alice Ritter? Alexander Wang? Vanessa Bruno? Margiela? Vena Cava? Yep, you heard me. Can someone please confiscate my Visa, stat?</p>?<p></p><p>The Workout: Yoga after a bender on all of those illegal drugs you were warned about in health class.</p><p>I thought I knew my warrior poses and Utkatasana like my own name&#8212;but deep EXtreme had me rethinking that, and fast. The workout mixed up cardio, yoga-esque poses and strength training (we&#8217;re talking a lot of squats and planks here, gang) in intervals for bursts of rest and intensity. Among the movements were swinging and scooping arm-motions, which were totally new to me, and ended up loving so much that I really let myself go and get into them. This workout was hard, but the kind of hard where it hurts-so-good, not where you&#8217;re designing your own casket in your head. And, for the first time ever, I actually understood why breath control in sync with certain movements is so important. I left feeling both proud of and surprised at what my body proved it could do over the course of an hour.</p><p>Intensity Factor: 7/10. Deep EXtreme was the only seriously intense workout I could foresee myself doing multiple times a week. I'm not entirely sure if the tribal swingy moments actually toned me as much as they made me look insane, but my heart rate stayed up so consistently that it didn't matter.</p><p>So, would you get EXtreme with me? Have you?</p><p>P.S. Curious about a workout you've seen somewhere? Leave suggestions in the comments, and I'll try to find a way to give 'em a shot!</p><p>More craziness you might have missed:<br>*<br>*<br>*</p>Photo Courtesy of Equinox?<p>The campaign&#8212;which doesn&#8217;t launch until September&#8212;captures a day in the life of a model, . For Wasson that means hanging out in East Village studios and luxury boutique hotels like SoHo&#8217;s The James, all while wearing a pair of Rockport&#8217;s high-heeled .</p><p><br><p>Erin Wasson has never shied away from a bold shoe.</p></p><p>&#8220;We were looking for someone who represented a sexy, savvy metropolitan person and Erin represented this,&#8221; said Rockport&#8217;s senior vice president of product and brand management, adding, &#8220;We&#8217;re trying to build the fashion credibility of the brand.&#8221; </p><p>Credibility was important to Wasson, too&#8212;she told WWD she signed on as brand ambassador because Rockport is &#8220;a truly authentic American brand, and that&#8217;s important to me, being from Texas.&#8221;<br><br>What do you think? Is Erin Wasson a good fit as brand ambassador? Do you like her style? Let&#8217;s discuss!</p><p>PLUS&#133;<br>-<br>- <br>-</p>Photo: WireImage?<p></p><p>Ever since , it's been a totally hot tone. , and now Lacoste is doing their own take on it. I love the layering thing and I'm really feeling the scrunchy gloves and cute matching hat. How about you guys?</p><p> <br> ()</p><p></p><p>James Coviello began his career as a hat maker and is now fashioning some of the cutest clothes I've seen in a long time. His presentation yesterday was all about luxe layers, vintage inspiration, and a touch of 40s glam. This look is an perfect choice for someone who feels intimidated by the menswear trend--when you turn it into a dress and add an elegant flower, there's nothing masculine about it! </p><p> <br> ()</p><p></p><p>This was hands-down my favorite dress to grace the runway at Alexander Wang. It's edgy and sexy and revealing (but not too revealing), and best of all, it has a totally human quality to it, literally. Don't you love how it evokes a skeleton? Almost as if it's saying true beauty is on the inside? Or am I totally alone here?</p><p> <br> ()</p><p>, and get a head start on spring fashion with </p>?<p><br>Jeffrey Campbell Wedge, $148 at </p><p>More Ways to Get Glamour:<br>Chat with celebs, VIP fashion stars, beauty pros and more on our Facebook page! Visit for this month&#8217;s schedule <br>Get the latest fashion updates via Twitter on <br>Check our chic ! <br>Read Glamour magazine on your &#8212;print subscribers, it&#8217;s now part of your subscription plan! <br>Like freebies? Enter the latest Glamour ! <br>Sign up for our fashion and beauty to get easy style tips<br>And, did you know you can read glamour.com on your ?! </p>?<p></p><p><br>So what do you think ladies, are these going on your Fall wish list? What else are you really lusting after for next season&#8212;let me know so I can find the cutest wallet-friendly options for you!</p><p><br>PLUS!<br><br><br></p><p><br><br>More Ways to Get Glamour<br>Glamour stylists answer your fashion questions at WhatToWear.com. </p><p>You could win $50,000 just for or to Glamour.com!</p><p>Visit for cute stuff starting at just $10!</p><p>Enter the latest Glamour !<br></p>?<p>That little fashion week fantasy popped into mind again yesterday after seeing a slew of maxi-ish length skirts and skinny fitted tops on the runway. It's as if Peter Som, Richard Chai, Charlotte Ronson and Jason Wu all got together and decided that we should give those long and mid-length skirts that've been tucked in the back of the closet for years another shot. Observe:</p><p><br><p> Peter Som's animal print-accented maxi skirt look.</p> </p><p><br><p> Another floor-grazing look from Peter Som </p> </p><p><br><p> Charlotte Ronson's gypsy meets military look. </p> </p><p><br><p> Richard Chai's cozy sweatered-on look.</p> </p><p><br><p> At left, Richard Chai's asymmetrical skirt, at right a slightly longer and more embellished version of it at Jason Wu. </p> </p><p>I haven't given the maxi skirt serious consideration since '97, when the slick, polyester versions of the grunge look hit the malls near me, but after seeing all of the fancier versions on the runway, I'm starting to see the appeal:</p><p>A) It probably keeps the body temperature in the toasty 98 degree range a heck of a lot better than a mini skirt.</p><p>B) Since it doesn't matter if your tights match or if your legs are unshaven it's the lazy girl's (me) best friend.</p><p>C) If worn with a cinched in top like some of those seen on the runway, ten bucks says it'll make you look a teensy bit taller. Just steer clear of bulky tops which can can quickly add a major schlump factor.</p><p>D) You can test drive this outfit idea starting now:</p><p></p><p>Think you'd ever wear a maxi look--or are you already working it these days? Which outfit do you like the best? If you could be in that hypothetical meeting of the fashion minds, what would you ask Marc, Michael, Donna and co to create?</p><p>For all the latest runway trends, celeb spotting and other random scoop from fashion week, <br></p>Photo: WWD?<p> &copy; 2012 Cond&eacute; Nast. All rights reserved<br> Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our (effective 3/21/12) and (effective 3/21/12). <br> <br> The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Cond&eacute; Nast. </p>?<p></p><p>The model Chanel Iman nails it, in my opinion. Menswear tempered by superfemme high heels and a fur stole? I love it.</p><p></p><p>Agyness Deyn also went for the menswear vibe, but her take is a bit more risque. If she weren't so damn cute (and wearing one of those amazing Stephen Jones hats from Marc Jacobs's spring 09 runway) I'd have to be harsher here...</p><p></p><p>Charlize Theron: as always, a vision in Dior by John Galliano. This girl was born glamorous.</p><p></p><p>And finally, we have Blake Lively. I'll be blunt: I don't get it. It's Little House on the Prairie meets little lap dancer in the club! </p><p>What do you guys think of these CFDA red carpet looks? Who's got a fashion hit on her hands and who totally misses the mark? What would you do differently? </p><p> <br> ()</p>Photos: Getty Images?<p></p><p>The Iris Apfel and Yoox.com event will launch on October 24th and will feature three categories: Collection, a new jewelry line made from sustainable materials, with pieces priced from $45 to $525; Limited Edition, a new luxury collection (only two to six of each piece have been produced) priced from $1,195 to $2,800; and Personal, which is a selection of pieces from Apfel's personal collection, which will priced from $695 to $3,500.</p><p></p><p>"As a child, I watched every day as my very chic &#8216;maman&#8217; worshipped at the altar of the accessory," Apfel says.</p><p></p><p>"Like a shaman stylist, she worked her magic, transforming her workaday black dress into a smashing cocktail outfit," Apfel says about her mother. "Her talismans were shoes and scarves, bags and belts, but most important was her costume jewelry collection&#133;her bits and baubles, bangles and beads. Slowly I began to appreciate their powers of transformation, their ability to evoke a mood and express an individual personality, <br>to make a statement about the wearer.&#8221; </p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>I'm not usually a major jewelry wearer, but I have picked up some (sentimental) big statement pieces over the past few years&#8212;mostly when I travel. But I'm so inspired by Apfel's collection and am thinking about starting a big brooch collection (is that weird?). I'm not sure I'm at a point in my life where I want to shell out a lot of money on costume jewelry, but looking at Apfel's pieces definitely gives me an idea of what I want to be looking for.</p><p>Do you love/like/hate big statement jewelry? What are some of your favorites and do you have any tips on where to find great pieces without spending an arm and/or a leg?</p><p>PLUS...<br>&#183; <br>&#183; <br>&#183; </p><p>More Ways to Get Glamour:<br>Get the latest fashion updates via Twitter on <br>Check out !<br>Read Glamour magazine &#8212;print subscribers, it&#8217;s now part of your subscription plan!<br>Like freebies? Enter !<br> for our fashion and beauty newsletters to get easy style tips (it'll make your inbox 10x sexier, we promise).<br>And, did you know you can read ?! It&#8217;s the ultimate boredom buster.</p>?<p></p><p>Starting tomorrow, the pieces from Wang (above), and fellow CFDA nominees and Albertus Swanpoel (below) will be just a click away at . The collection is rolling out in conjunction with tonight's CFDA awards (I'll be on the red carpet-- and check back tomorrow for the full scoop). </p><p></p><p></p><p>As you guys probably know, the CFDAs are about as big as it gets--the Oscars of fashion, as they're often called--so it's a pretty big deal to be able to wear a piece designed by an honoree (Wang won the 2008 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award, and Swanpoel and the ladies behind Vena Cava were runners up), especially when every single item costs less than $88! , letting the likes of Phillip Lim, the Rodarte girls, and Doo.Ri design white shirts, but this is their first foray into designer khaki. What do you dolls think? Do you want to own a piece of designer fabulousness for less than a Benjamin? Will you check out Gap's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund collection? Discuss! </p><p>Go to tomorrow and your local Gap store on June 19 to get the goods! </p><p><br><br></p>Photos: courtesy of Gap?<p><br>Polina Heel, $90 at </p><p>Are you guys digging these heels and boots? Which pair would you buy? And how would you wear 'em? Tell us what you think!<br></p><p>More Ways to Get Glamour:<br>Chat with celebs, VIP fashion stars, beauty pros and more on our Facebook page! Visit for this month&#8217;s schedule <br>Get the latest fashion updates via Twitter on <br>Check our chic ! <br>Read Glamour magazine on your &#8212;print subscribers, it&#8217;s now part of your subscription plan! <br>Like freebies? Enter the latest Glamour ! <br>Sign up for our fashion and beauty to get easy style tips<br>And, did you know you can read glamour.com on your ?! </p>?<p>DVF debates the merits of the boyfriend jacket: "I don't care about fashion. I care about women." </p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p></p><p>Alexander Wang: "Every look that we tried, it was kind of like, 'does she look weird enough?'"</p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p></p><p>Sign up for Glamour.com&#8217;s and newsletters!</p><p>Narciso Rodriguez won't let a little thing like time get in the way of his vision...</p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p></p><p>Donatella Versace says "creativity moments happen from tension, and I have a lot of tension today" </p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p></p><p>The Day Before debuts tomorrow night on the Sundance Channel at 10pm EST with Diane Von Furstenberg, and will roll out a new episode each night until September 13. Will you ladies tune in? Do you find these inside glimpses to the fashion industry as fascinating as we do? Discuss!</p><p>Glamour stylists answer your fashion questions at . Ask away!<br>You could win $50,000 or to Glamour.com!<br>Visit for cute stuff starting at just $10!<br></p><p><br></p>?<p><br>A peek at the hairstyles at Alexander Wang and Altuzarra<br>I tried a deep conditioning hair masque sometime last year, but it just left my hair stringy and greasy--not the look I was going for. (To be fair, I think the soft water in my bathroom is to blame, not the hair product itself.) While I love the idea of treating my hair to some major moisture (kind of like a hairdo Master Cleanse), I've been hesitant to try it again. Maybe next time I go for a weekend get-away (got a few weddings on the calendar!) and am away from my icky water I'll give it a go, because a lot of my friends swear by 'em.<br><br>Backstage at Alexander Wang's Spring 2011 show, Redken hair pro-of-all-pros, Guido adds some punk rock-inspired texture to model Agyness Deyn's hair.<br>I'm going to do my homework first and find the right one for my hair type, but I thought I'd ask you too: Do you use hair masques? Do they work for you? If so, which product have you tried that you love? How often do you do 'em and is there any other secret to making it work?<br></p><p>Thanks for trading your beauty stories, ladies! Is always so helpful to hear!</p><p>More fashion week buzz...<br> <br>More Ways to Get Glamour:<br>Got a fashion Q? <br>Show your love: Get our very own "xox" ring set, <br>Like freebies? Enter the latest Glamour !<br> and get the best of our beauty blog, delivered straight to your inbox! </p>Photo: Mark Leibowitz and WWD?<p> &copy; 2012 Cond&eacute; Nast. All rights reserved<br> Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our (effective 3/21/12) and (effective 3/21/12). <br> <br> The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Cond&eacute; Nast. </p>?<p>It's sort of ridiculously hard to get into (ie, took me an embarrassing amount of time to figure it out) but once I did, I decided it should just kind of hang loose in the front and create this flowy, summery silhouette on top, with a dramatic drapey back: </p><p></p><p>Then I ran into someone at an event who owns the same dress and told me that (duh!) those two long hanging pieces are actually supposed to tie across the middle, forming a kind of belt ():</p><p></p><p>The real version is chic...but I kind of still like my unusual way! What do you ladies think? Does the untied way look silly and sloppy to you, or can I get away with it? Which way do you think I should wear this dress? Cast your vote, then discuss!</p><p><br></p><p>PLUS! </p><p>More Ways to Get Glamour:<br>Chat with celebs, VIP fashion stars, beauty pros and more on our Facebook page! Visit for this month&#8217;s schedule<br>Get the latest fashion updates via Twitter on <br>Check