The iconic Chanel No.5 perfume could be facing a bleak future in Europe after revelations that it breaches new EU regulations with the use of its natural ingredients.
Unfortunately the use of natural ingredients means there is a higher risk of allergies, and EU scientists have claimed to have found traces of a tree moss in the perfume which features on a list of ingredients deemed unsafe.
The timeless perfume, created by Ernest Beaux, was launched in 1921 and was the first perfume to use more Aldehydes, which gives the fragrance a touch of sparkle. Legend has it that Beaux presented ten different fragrances to Coco Chanel to choose from, and she chose number five, hence the name.
For over 90 years No.5 has been gracing the skin of the wealthy and is a celebrity in its own right being associated with Nicole Kidman, Audrey Tatou and of course more recently, the lovely Brad Pitt.
Chanel is taking a positive stance on potential regulations and are willing to tackle the issue if and when it comes, and so they should, as a classic perfume as such deserves a fighting chance. If the regulations are allowed what is next? Banning those who have used the perfume from entering the EU because of its supposed toxic qualities? In other words, no more Brad Pitt! No thank you, I would rather risk the allergies.
Here is this weeks best celebrity high street style spots….what you waiting for nows your chance to copy like a PRO, do it do it do it!
I dont know about you guys, but my fav’s are the green Acne shirt, definitely gives off a KA-BLAM effect, and the Zara blouse, which Mollie King looks divine in , her pairing with simple tailored trousers is genius, really helps the top stand out.
This Autumn/Winter its time to put away the sunnies, sandals and bikinis and dust off our tights, coats, hats and more importantly our knitwear.
But just because the weather outside is frightful doesnt mean our outfits cannot still be delightful! The Show-Stopping Knit is the way to do it. Make a statement with your knitwear and let it be the centre of attention by pairing it with some simple jeans or a highwaisted skirt.
Designers have been paying a lot of attention to knitwear and have provided us with a wonderous selection of colours, textures and designs to play around with and to suit our different moods and personalities.
It would be rude not to indulge in a statement piece or two….or even three.
House of Holland
Chinti and Parker
No , this is not a post about dressing your fruit…. Its about styling some key , eye catching , exciting , favourite pieces of mine from Mango’s A/W 12 collection!
As the seasons go on Mango just gets better and better for me. Simple and Classic, yet Chic and Unique at the sametime.
Some celebrities just have impeccable style and taste leaving us all wishing we had thought of that!
But, just because we arent celebrities or have the luxury of a stylist on hand does not mean we cant steal an idea or two to leave us looking a million dollars (for much less believe me).
So think of me as your pro-bono personal stylist! Enjoy
Its time for the regular posting of our resident UFI (Unlikely Fashion Inspiration). When we see this person , its like a blast from the past for most of us, but I bet none of you thought he would be a source of style for us fashionistas out there. He was a rather annoying little geek, but sometimes the patterns and colours of his outfits were geek-chic! I am talking about (drum roll please)….. Screech! from Saved By The Bell. You can wipe those shocked looks off your faces now, as Screech’s wardrobe may have been an acquired taste, but they do include highlights of clashing patterns, colours and fabrics. He also embraces the oversized and layering trends that are so big amongst designers today. I’ve selected some pieces which I think could have been a creation inspired by the love-able character himself. This just goes to show that fashion is EVERYWHERE, you just have to be willing to embrace, see and take all of it for what it is and give it a chance. Creativity and transformation is the key.
Till next time folks!
Dont know what to wear this Autumn? Feeling that chill in the air? Staring blankly at your rows and rows of Summer clothing …. dont worry, dont panic. You are not alone. We all understand the difficulty of the transition from Summer to Autumn wardrobe-age, but with a little help from our favourite stylish celebs we can build up those layers together.
So heres my first installment of Autumn/Winter Chilly Chic-spiration.
Feedback would be awesome btw..
The menswear in Milan Fashion week got the Hollywood treatment over the weekend as catwalk became red carpet when Prada enlisted the help of a host of leading men to model the A/W12 collection.
Iconic actors such as Gary Oldman, Adrien Brody and Willem Dafoe showcased the collection, bringing life to the clothes just as they bring life to their onscreen character roles.
The change from usual troupe of strapping male models (although on the whole we dont complain about that part) was refreshing and engaging.
The clothes themselves were an array of sophistication and prestige.
Jamie Bell – From Billy Elliot and Jumper
Adrien Brody – From The Pianist and King Kong
Gary Oldman – From Batman, Harry Potter and Lawless
Garrett Hedlund – From Tron and Four Brothers
Emile Hirsch – From The Girl Next Door and Into The Wild
Willem Dafoe – From Spiderman
Tim Roth – From Pulp Fiction
“Suits are full of joy. They’re the sartorial equivalent of a baby’s smile.”
Its time to “suit up” as Barney would say. More and more celebrities are seen in suits nowadays (and I dont mean just the males) and more suits are gracing the designer catwalks.
Emma Stone uses colour for maximum impact
So whether you want to be a work of art from head to toe or take the traditional look – whatever SUITS you… Put the dress to one side and go bold with a suited and booted look thats taken the fashion by storm.
Leighton Meester goes full out Male Chic
You can keep it casual with a pair of brogues or spruce it up for a night on the town with a pair of spikes.
Moschino Cheap and Chic
House of Holland
Whatever look you choose I guarantee a suit ensemble will leave the impression that you mean business.
Kate Moss shows that suits can be elegant
Emma Roberts heats this up with the ultimate arm candy- red clutch
I wouldnt be suprised if someone turned round to me with a “who?” expression upon hearing the name Maison Martin Margiela. This illustrious cult brand has been under the radar but has always been the go to brand for an intentionally unfinished, deconstructed look.
Whether you are a die hard fan of the label or not, the fabulous news is its collaboration with the hight street fashion chain H&M.
The collection is bold with oversized flows of fabric, soft textures and loose tailoring.
So quickly scan and mark your territory on what you want, because my guess is I am not the only one excited to get my hands on a piece of Margiela.
The collection launches 15 November this year.