I’m not plus-size, but as a fashion-loving girl who’s small-framed and somewhat oddly proportioned, I completely sympathize with the plight that is finding quality clothing that not only just kind of fits but truly flatters. It can be incomprehensibly difficult to style a woman who doesn’t adhere to the slim, often straight up-and-down silhouette that designers cater to (see: the gorgeous Christina Hendricks and her many sartorial misses). Adele — and, giving credit where credit is due, her stylist — is the consummate example of a woman who dresses beautifully for her shape, oftentimes with the help of Burberry Prorsum creative director Christopher Bailey.
Now, rumors are rumors, but this is one that’s too exciting not to spread: Vogue UK reported this morning that the chanteuse may have been approached by Bailey to be not only an ambassador for the quintessentially British fashion house, but also to collaborate on a bespoke line for plus-size women. Neither Burberry nor Adele have commented on the potential partnership, so for now it’s all just hearsay… but wouldn’t it be awesome? [Fashionista]
Winona fell in love with this Burberry military coat — but at $1,095, there was no way she could actually afford it. A thousand dollars for a coat is crazy, anyway. So we decided to give Ms. Winona Judd Dimeo-Ediger a couple of actually affordable options. Check out our less expensive alternatives after the jump!
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You’ve seen the controversial Burberry Body fragrance print ad starring a nearly nude Rosie Huntington-Whiteley dressed in just a rose gold satin trench coat. Well, check out the Mario Testino-filmed TV advert where the “Transformers 4″ actress strips down while spritzing on the sexy new floral fragrance.
“It’s the Burberry world translated into a scent, embodying every facet of the brand including our music, collections, scent, platforms and communities,” said Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative officer. ” We wanted to create something very British, feminine, timeless, distinctive and effortlessly sensual, with the attitude and energy of our iconic trench coat at the heart of it.” Read more… Keep reading »
Hands down, my favorite thing about Fashion Week is knowing at some point, a model will fall
on the catwalk and it will be caught on film. And even though I would never want anyone to get hurt, least of all one of our prized human clothing racks, I find models falling to be hysterical. Some people disagree. Luckily, this is America and we’re all entitled to our own opinions. I like the way this model wobbles as she’s getting up, like she might just topple over again. Enjoy that? We have a whole page of models falling
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Have you watched the new “Say Yes to the Dress”? The one in Atlanta? At one point, a bride tries on a gown she can’t afford, and the saleswoman opines the bride “has champagne taste and a beer pocketbook.” My purse isn’t made out of an old Bud can or anything, but if I shop at the Gap, why do I dream of expensive things? Like this blue acrylic and silver spiked cuff by Burberry that costs $215? Do you have champagne taste but a beer budget? Keep reading »
Following in mom’s fashionable footsteps, Sally Draper — as in Don and Betty’s daughter on Mad Men — recently modeled Burberry Prorsum for Interview Magazine. Kiernan Shipka, the 10-year-old who plays Sally, actually looks weirdly appropriate wearing clothes ten sizes too big and 20 years too old for her. More images from the shoot, after the jump… Keep reading »
The world of fashion is a place full of richness, luxury, and art. But it’s also an industry known for an obvious dark side. Does it, however, cause people to take their lives? Following the huge controversy over Alexander McQueen‘s death, another shock now comes from the style world: Burberry model Tom Nicon, the male face of the brand, has committed suicide. The 22-year-old jumped out the window of his fourth floor apartment in Milan. Reportedly, Nicon had been having problems with his girlfriend. While police are citing this as a probable motivator of his death, it’s nevertheless disturbing to see Nicon’s actions add to a frightening trend in model statistics. Several models have taken their own lives recently including Noemie Lenoir in May and Daul Kim, a face of Gap, who left clues about her fatigue from work and depression online before hanging herself. [Telegraph] Keep reading »
Remember that episode of “Full House” when D.J. begins middle school and starts caking on the makeup and dressing like a slut to fit in with the cool girls? In the end, it was wise Aunt Becky who imparted upon her some of the best womanly advice: “The secret to makeup is to look like you’re not wearing any.” That’s the concept behind Burberry‘s new line of cosmetics. In fact, in describing the collection’s feel it sounds almost as if Christopher Bailey, creative director of the British fashion house, lifted lines from the family sitcom script. He explains: “The Burberry girl wears just a trace of makeup — no crazy eyes or crazy lips … Makeup should enhance women, not just cover up what they perceive as flaws.” The mix of products relies on subdued hues (“inspired by the label’s classic trench coat and by the moody hues of the British climate,” reports the New York Times“) and brings classy packaging to lipsticks, foundations, powders, and more.
Worth checking out if you’re a Burberry fan. Or just feeling nostalgic for “Full House.” [T Magazine Blog] Keep reading »
Burberry just launched a small, limited-edition collection based on the theme of rain (April showers, more specifically). The range includes Haymarket checked rain boots, printed umbrellas, trench coats, and a whole mess of small accessories. We have to laugh for a second because if this special line is rain-themed, then what was everything else Burberry produced before it? Just OK weather trenches? Sun-brellas? Swamp-wading boots? Because those all seem like items we’d love to use … in the rain. Just sayin’. [L.A. Times] Keep reading »
These child models for Burberry‘s kid’s collection are so cute we might puke. Doesn’t this kind of make you want to have kids just so you can parade them around in a mini Burberry trench? [Style Frizz] Keep reading »