For Your Fashion [9]

Andrea Maeng (’09)/ Eastside Staff

dsfdsVictoria Beckham has talents other than singing for the Spice Girls and taking care of her three boys. She has picked clothes for her friends Jennifer Lopez and Katie Holmes and has now turned to dress Jack Nicholson. For a shoot for Parade Magazine, she picked wardrobe for the actor.

”I used to do styling quite a few years ago. When I stopped, I said the only person I would ever want to style again would be Jack Nicholson, because I am such a huge fan. When the opportunity came up, I jumped at the chance!” said Beckham.

Iman, world-renowned model, has plans to create a collection of jewelry and accessories called “Global Chic.” Inspired by travels to Africa, Bali, India and Iman’s own personal collection, Global Chic will be for women who rely on jewelry and accessories to highlight their looks.

Heels that have both high heel positions and walking friendly low heel positions can now be found in the first ever “Camileon Heels”. These heels can be adjusted at any time without the use of tools to the desired height. How useful for the everyday woman- why wasn’t this thought of before?

Pepe Jeans London has acquired a license from the Andy Warhol Foundation to produce a collection of apparel and accessories named The Andy Warhol Collection by Pepe Jeans London. “The managing director of Pepe Jeans Europe, says ‘Pepe Jeans London is a brand that achieves innovative originality in all its activities. Andy Warhol , a contemporary icon, made it a natural pairing of a preeminent jeans brand with an iconic timeless artist.’”

David Beckham’s underwear campaign won’t launch in the U.K until March but its already created buzz among fans. UK department store Selfridges saw a fifty percent leap in sales of Armani men’s briefs after the British press reported Beckham would be the new face and body of Emporio Armani underwear. The fifty percent leap needs no explanation after you see how well Beckham sells the underwear in the pictures.

Looking for a book about fashion to read during the break? Violet on the Runway by Melissa Walker appeals to all those who love fashion especially modeling. Have you ever fantasized that you were a tall and skinny Plain Jane only to be approached by a lady wearing designer shades to tell you you can be the next It model? This chance of a lifetime happens to Violet Greenfield. Does she turn it down? Does she take it? Read it to find out.

Other fashion books include: The Devil Wears Prada and Wolves in Chic Clothing

Fashion Designers Tom Ford and Donatella Versace are both currently in talks to develop documentaries about their fabulous designer lives. Documentaries may be boring but these fashion geniuses are anything but.

Imperial Majesty is the most expensive perfume in the world. Sold at $2,150 an ounce, the limited edition of a Clive Christian signature scent costs so much because Christian, a British designer-turned-perfumer, poured 16.9 ounces into a Baccarat crystal bottle, stuck a five-carat diamond into the 18-carat gold collar and unveiled it at Harrods in London and Bergdorf Goodman in New York City this past holiday season.

PETA (people for the ethical treatment for Animals) has launched a new site specifically targeting the Olsen twins and their fur wearing habits. They have been renamed “Hair-Kate and Trashly” and redrawn in an unattractive cartoon form. They even have a Full House spoof to show how they become the “Trollsen Twins” in the future. It has a dress up game showing graphic cartoon images of dead animals as wardrobe and you can even send the Olsen twins a letter. Its one thing to be assertive but another thing to be aggressive and I think PETA has gone too far this time. Check out http://www.peta2.com/trollsens/index.asp to see it for yourself.

Fashion for Thought:
“I love to take things that are everyday and comforting and make them into the most luxurious things in the world.”
-Marc Jacobs