January 19, 2012 20:01
So yesterday I went to Elina at Michael Van Clarke in Marylebone to chop my hair off (literary), below is before and after pics! I am very happy with the haircut, might go back next week to do some more layering as we didn’t have enough time to do it yesterday (I was blessed with super thick persian hair, lol). But I am very happy with my new hair style, I feel like it’s more mature and flirty/playful at the same time! As my dear mother just commented on my Facebook picture: “This will be your strongest year.”
January 17, 2012 20:44
Amongst thousands of entries, my beautiful friend and fellow fash pack student, Monica’s blog The Elgin Avenue is shortlisted best Fashion blog by Marie Claire. The winner gets the chance to blog for Marie Claire! Monica blogs about her picturesque life as a Fashion Journalism student at London College of Fashion and her gorgeous outfit photos are always accompanied by her lovely smile!
And today is not any other day, it’s also Mon’s birthday so please take two seconds to
vote The Elgin Avenue for best fashion blog here! Voting closes on January 20th.
January 16, 2012 20:20
I think most of you know that I rarely (read: never) experiment with my hair, I usually go to the hairdresser maximum twice a year to trim my long hair. For 2012 however, I decided to cut it off – after Wednesday ladies and gents, my hair will look something like this:
Hopefully it will suit my face as beautifully as it does for Olivia Palermo! Will upload photos when it’s done and you’ll be the judge.
January 13, 2012 11:39
Photo: Richard Avedon
Carmen Dell’Orefice unveiled the first exhibition dedicated to her astonishing sixty-six year career as one of the world’s most enduring supermodels in November of last year. Haven’t had time to see it yet? Don’t worry, the exhibition is now extended until 31st of January.
Dell’Orefice has been a celebrated icon since the end of world-war two beginning her modelling career at the age of thirteen, being discovered on a bus on New York on her way to ballet class. In 1947 she graced her first cover of Vogue which came to be the starting point of her long career in fashion. Last summer, in recognition of her big contribution to the fashion industry, Dell’Orefice was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of the Arts London.
Held in the Fashion Space Gallery of London College of Fashion, the showcase displays Dell’Orefice’s career from 13-year-old new model, to 80-year-old icon via all the career ups and downs in between with never before seen photographs from her personal archives alongside her professional work posing for legendary photographers such as Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton and Irving Penn. Carmen herself being a living legend.
Photo: TIm Peterson
Carmen: A Life In Fashion takes place at London College of Fashion’s Fashion Space Gallery at 20 John Princes Street until January 31, 2012.