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Oscar’s 2010 Red Carpet Winners & Losers

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If there was one major disappointment yesterday at the 82nd  Academy Awards, it was the lack of fashion faux paus. You know those dresses that make you go ‘Oh Dear’.There was no repeat of the Bjork in-the-dead-swan-dress incident nor the Isabella in her ballerina finest.In fact,I’d say it was the best dressed Oscar crowd to date,from tight body con dresses to vintage to fully blown ball gowns.Here are just a few of Hollywood’s finest in their finest:

Diane Kruger in Chanel                              Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta

Up in the Air star Anna Kendrick      Double Winner,director Kathryn Bigelow

Miley Cyrus in Jenny Packham             Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab

Special Mentions go to Brit  actress Carey Mulligan and Twilight star Kristin Stewart.Best Supporting Actress nominee Carey  wore a quirky Prada dress embroidered with tiny knives,forks and scissors on the bodice.The star said of her dress :”I didn’t wear it to make a statement,I just thought it was cool.”

Whilst socially awkward Stewart  gets my ‘Most Improved’ award for looking amazing ,managing to not embarass herself for a whole evening, and actually cracking a SMILE for once!Maybe it had something to do with presenting an award with her absolutely gorgeous co-star Taylor Lautner!

I also feel I should mention Ben stiller who decided that simply turning up in a tuxedo and presenting the Best Make Up award wasn’t good enough for him, the comedian had to go  one step further  by spoofing 2009’s most popular film Avatar. Turning up in head to toe blue make up  (complete with tail!) in honour of the films blue stars.In my opinion it just made him seem like an attention seeking idiot,and does anyone else think that it makes his teeth look really yellow?

Of course with every rule there are a few exceptions.I said above that there weren’t any fashion errors at this years Oscar’s.Well I lied.Zoe Saldana what were you thinking?  SJP? And of course you can always count on Pricey to lower the tone of any occasion!          

What did you think of this years Red Carpet ?See even more red carpet gowns here on the Oscar’s website as well as who won what, Sandra Bullock’s rambling speech and Kathryn Bigelow beating ex-husband James Cameron in every major catergory.

Stars Turn Out In Force To Honour Alexander McQueen

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Fashion Pals say Goodbye

Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss joined other stars  at the private funeral of  designer Alexander McQueen yesterday.

They were joined by his five siblings and his father, along with Stella McCartney and artist Sam Taylor Wood.

Kate arrived outside St Pauls church in Knightsbridge yesterday in a black dress and fur stole, along with five inch Christian Louboutin shoes,whilst socialite Daphne Guinness turned up in a billowing cape from the designers 2002 collection.

The service ends a week of mourning for the designer, which saw a minutes silence at London Fashion Week in his honour, and Lady Gaga dedicating her performance at the Brit Awards to him.

McQueen hung himself at his Mayfair home earlier this month,following the death of his much-loved mother Joyce.

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February 26, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Lily Quits Music For Fashion

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Popstrel  Lily Allen has packed in her music career to concentrate on a fashion line.

The singer,24, has admitted that she won’t be making another album, instead concentrating on opening a trendy ‘rent-a-frock’ shop with her sister Sarah Owen.

Speaking backstage at the NME Awards Lily said: “I’m not making another album.  It’s a really big commitment to do an album these days.

“People don’t buy music anymore and I don’t want to tie myself to being on the road for three years.”

Lily has some exciting ventures for her progression into fashion. First of all she has started a project with designer Wayne Hemingway, her Lucy In Disguise fashion line and the opening of a clothes rental shop in central London.

Speaking about the clothing line/shop,she said: I’m in the office everyday sourcing clothes and getting really excited. We’ll have loads of amazing stuff that would be really expensive to buy, but girls can come in, hire something for one night and have a laugh’’

The singer will launch her Lucy In Disguise range at the Vintage at Goodwood Festival in August

Lily’s music career has taken a bit of a nosedive of late, with lukewarm reactions to her latest album and sales figures not doing as well as they could. I personally remember her line a few years ago at New Look and not being overly impressed.

So do you think this is a good idea? Is this a natural progression for the star or do you think she should just stick to her day job?

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February 26, 2010 at 6:00 PM

As London Fashion Week Ends…

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I’ve decided to do a round up of my favourite collections. Although I couldn’t afford the ticket price (who can?) Ive been able to enjoy the highlights of fashion week from my very own computer thanks to London Fashion Weeks website.

So here are my faves,with hyperlinks to the live shows where available:

Sass and Bide  -Tribal with a tailored twist


Mulberry -Denim, Tan & Leopard

Paul Smith

Think i’d better stop there: view the full range of catwalk galleries here

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February 24, 2010 at 1:54 PM

7 Stone Model ”Too Fat” for Catwalk

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The debate over size zero models was re-ignited today after a seven stone model was told she was ‘’too fat’’ for the catwalk.

Coco Rocha , 21, is a UK size 6 and has most recently been seen modelling at Diane von Furstenberg’s  show at New York Fashion Week.

However the model told how she had lost out on a lot of catwalk work after refusing to lose weight.

“I’m not in demand for the shows anymore,” she said. “I’ve been told to lose weight when I was really skinny.”I’ve stopped caring,” she says. “If I want a hamburger, I’m going to have one.”

The row comes as popstar turned designer Victoria Beckham defended designers rights to use thin models on American daytime show ‘’The View’’

Beckham has been taken more seriously in the fashion industry after a major image and lifestyle overhaul. Her latest collection for her DvB fashion line has just received positive reviews at New York Fashion Week, where she  said: “Most of the girls I use are naturally thin.”

Speaking on American daytime show ‘The View’, she said: “And I don’t think we should be discriminating against someone because they are too thin or too curvy or too large or whatever it is.’’

The fashion industry was supposed to have moved away from the trend of waif-like models following the deaths of Luisel Ramos, suffered a fatal heart attack during a fashion week in Uruguay in 2006. She had lived on a diet of green leaves and Diet Coke for three months in a bid to be ready for a the catwalk show.

I personally think that this debate could rage on for years and years. It always seems to emerge during Fashion Week season.Designers will always want their models to be thinner and thinner,resembling coathangers, because simply, the clothes hang better that way, yet there will also be outcries from anorexia groups and national press calling for healthier looking models, and I don’t see a solution arising anytime soon.

I must say  though that i’m surprised at Victoria Beckhams attitude, especially after she has come under scrutiny for her weight in the past.Either way i’d love your comments and thoughts about this story.

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February 18, 2010 at 7:13 PM

Hello World!

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My  name ‘s Amy McCullough and welcome to my first blog ever!I’m currently in my second year at Kingston University(that’s Surrey,not Jamaica unfortunately) and I’ve decided that as a Journalism student, I should probably have a blog to hone my writing skills.I’ve decided that 2010 is the year that I will start to make things happen for myself, take my degree seriously, learn to drive , get some sort of journo work experience and finally get some travelling done! As a 20-year-old my list of ”Places I have Visited” is truly shameful.

We’ve all been told that online  content is the future of Journalism, and many have predicted the death of print is nigh.I will be writing about Fashion news,scandals, events such as London Fashion Week  and what’s new in a high street near you.


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February 11, 2010 at 4:49 PM