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Karl Lagerfield To Design Dubai Fashion Island

Not contented by being creative director of the house of Chanel and being the legendary fashion designer that he is, Karl Lagerfield is set to embark on another designing odyssey. His next project – an island. Dubai’s project, The World, a man-made archipelago composed of 300 man-made islands patterned after – obviously, the map of the world, is to have a fashion island named Isla Moda. An entire island dedicated solely to fashion, Isla Moda will reportedly have a hotel, residential villas and f…

Fashion Week San Diego will Highlight the Fashion Culture

The San Diego fashion week will be held at San Diego Bay’s Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, under a permanent 20,000 sq. ft. tent. on Sept. 28-Oct. 5, 2008. San Diego fashion week is the only bi-national fashion week in the world. It highlights the region’s fashion culture and heritage, featuring designers from Mexico and the US. The even will have the usual seven days of fashion shows, daytime entertainment and of course, over-the-top after-parties. The finale show will be followed by an al…

Gucci Collaborates With Rihanna to Raise Funds for UNICEF

Gucci has chosen to renowned songstress Rihanna to star in the fashion house’s first ever ad campaign for UNICEF. Rihanna, after performing for Gucci’s UNICEF fund raiser, was chosen by creative director Frida Giannini for her “her strong personality”. Giannini, in an interview with WWD, reportedly said “When we decided to dedicate a full ad campaign, more than just creating products, to really come out and show our commitment to UNICEF, I felt a musician and a beautiful woman was the perfect ic…

eBay Ordered to Stop Selling LVMH Products

Bay and luxury goods Giant LVMH has seen the end of a high profile court battle over alleged selling of counterfeit items turn in favor of the luxury conglomerate. The French version of eBay has been ordered by the Paris Court of Appeals t Stop selling all Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey (LVMH) products. WWD reports that eBay could face a fine of up to 50,000 euros a day if they sell products from any of the following LVMH companies – Parfums Christian Dior, Kenzo Parfums, Guerlain and Parfums Give…

Kanye West Teams Up With Louis Vuitton for a Shoe Collection

Hip Hop artist and one of today’s most stylish men, Kanye West admitted in an interview that he will be collaborating with the luxury goods giant to design a new range of men’s shoes. In the interview during Louis Vuitton’s unveiling of its Spring 2009 collection, the rapper/producer “Louis Vuitton Don” said “I’m here for Louis. I grew up with the Louis look, you know. I just love the style.” The new line of men’s shoes will be called Kanye for LV. Kanye has been reported to be spending time in …

Fashion Trends for Fall 2008

Dear ladies, is what our clothes will look like come September 2008. Early this July, runways were filled with gorgeous frocks which featured – yes you guessed it neck embellishments. Some were very dainty and pretty, in satin and lace, some were way out there, with voluminous collars and drapes. At BCBG, Max Azaria, went for soft colors and a bolero-like and baby-doll collared ensembles that chic-ly complemented the prim belted mini-dresses. Gianfranco Ferré went for a soft, wrapped-around-the-…

Handbag Amnesty to Raise Funds for Cancer Research

The UK Cancer Research and online lifestyle magazine handbag.com are asking celebrities to part with their designer handbags. For a good cause that is. The UK Cancer Research and an handbag.com are holding a Handbag Amnesty throughout September for women to have the chance to bid for a celebrity designer handbag to raise funds for cancer research. Designer handbags donated by celebrities will be auctioned of on Cancer Research UK’s eBay presence in October, to coincide with the breast cancer awa…

Claudia Schiffer Chanel Spring/Summer 2008 Ad Campaign

None of the skinny teenagers today ever came close (or ever will) to the glamour – and dare we say notoriety – that the super models (the big six namely Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington) of yesteryear had. Today, the closest we have to the “original” super model is Brazilian babe Gisele Bündchen. But, let’s admit it; Super Models will never go out of style. Granted, they were not as powerful as they were, like, a decade ago, bu…

Handbag Trends for Spring 2008

Spring is always the time for new beginnings; newly-cleaned house, new clothes, new pairs of shoes, and even a new collection of luxurious handbags. The hottest ladies’ leather bag for this year are distinguished and fashionable enough even for summer. The latest trends in handbags for Spring 2008 vary in color, shape, and style. Oversized hobo bags – The giant, multi-purpose bag is back but with touches of glam. A great traveling companion, this year’s hobo have bright and bold colors like yell…