Estelle may be a Grammy award-winning singer, but that isn't going to stop her from trying out other creative outlets. After designing a tee for H&M and collaborating on a handbag design with Jonathan Kelsey, singer Estelle is ready to take it up a notch with an even bigger fashion endeavor: creating a jewelry collection with Rachel Roy. “I am excited to work with Estelle on a jewelry collection, which will debut in spring 2010," dished Rachel Roy via Twitter. We'll have to wait and see what the two come up with, but I'm hoping for something funky and metallic.
The controversial burka makes it's way onto the runways.
Darn — Daria Werbowy is not the only exclusive model in Vogue Paris' August issue.
More from W's cover model and model sensation Lara Stone.
Shoe designer Jonathan Kelsey is also obsessed with vampires.
>> Fashion labels have become increasingly enamored with producing short art films in the last couple of years, but with High, Jonathan Kelsey becomes the first shoe designer to throw his hat into the ring. Directed by Sara Dunlop and featuring designer favorite, French model and actress Joana Preiss, the four minute film latches onto the current vampire craze and delves into more violent territory than fashion films have in the past.
Kelsey says that was the idea: "Most fashion shorts I've seen tend to look great, but can feel like stretched-out adverts. We wanted something with depth, and a genuine narrative . . . the new winter collection [is] dark, loaded with hard edges and rock chick attitude. We wanted the film to reflect this, while pushing the envelope within the genre." The film was screened in London last night, where Preiss admitted, “I was totally involved in this vampire woman character, so I couldn’t sleep during the night and was afraid of the daylight."
It makes perfect sense to wear lace-up booties in the Winter; it's aberrant in the beginnings of Summer. It's no secret global warming is in full effect and it's throwing off designers and retailers alike. As for us shoppers, I say, the more we can wear our favorite things, the better.
While everyone else was wearing open toe sandals and platforms — the us(ual) — at the MTV Movie Awards, Sarah Jessica Parker was a witchy woman in her white lace up Christian Louboutin boots and L'Wren Scott dress.
Hot tip: Hike up that hemline and let your gams do the talking, it is Summer after all.
Remember when I said shoe designer Jonathan Kelsey is going to give Christian Louboutin some competition? Well, my prediction seems to be right on. London brand Mulberry is moving into footwear, and Kelsey is responsible for designing a five-piece capsule collection to debut at Mulberry's London Fashion Week Fall '08 show. We have riding boots, pumps, and shoots (shoe-boots) to look forward to on the February 14 presentation . . . but we'll have to wait until September to make the beauties ours. If all goes well for Mulberry's foray into footwear, we'll be seeing more collections in the future.
Move over Christian Louboutin — there's a new shoe man in town, and he's serving up sexy and intelligent footwear. I'm not implying that Loub needs to move out, but his new neighbor, Jonathan Kelsey, is posing a serious threat. Jonathan honed his skills at Jimmy Choo, Cacharel, and Giles Deacon, so his posh designs should come as no surprise. His current collection, available at Saks Fifth Avenue, is a nod to the mid-'70s collection in his mother's closet. Cute! Prices range from $550 to $975. Pricey, yes, but so hard to say no.
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