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21st Century Girl


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Willow Smith

So this is what a 21st century girl is, according to 10 year old Willow Smith. The young singer has had heads whipping to and fro, and not for her record selling number one single, but more because of her bold and vivacious fashion sense, and ever changing hairstyles!

Willow has started to mix up her naturally boyish style with her outfits ranging from shell suits to 8in Louis Vuitton platforms and Versace sunglasses. It’s not only her courageous outfits that are causing a buzz, her ever-changing hairstyles come and go quicker than the seasons, I’m surprised she still has any ideas left.

From Mohawk to neon braids, she’s had white, orange yellow and a whole variety of different colours in her hair, along with previously shaving it, braiding it and plaiting it. It’s tiring work just trying to keep up!

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Coloured Hair

I’d like to say she’s building her way up in the world, but she’s already there. No need for her to social climb when you’re part of the Smiths, it just a step, no a shuffle in the right direction and you’re sorted.

Willow and mother, Jada both sat front row at Dolce and Gabbana and Armani at Milan’s fashion week, with the likes of Kylie Minogue and Naomi Campbell.

Not only that but she’s living every teenage girls dream by supporting Justin Bieber on tour. Bet she’s feeling smug.

What’s your opinion on this independent girl? The next Rhianna? Fashion icon?


Dolce and Gabbana Acquitted


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Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce

Italy’s top designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are no longer being tried for dodging up to $ 1bn (£880m) in tax.

Judge Simone Huerti from Milan cleared the two designers of all accusations of tax evasion on lack of evidence earlier this week at the preliminary hearing.

All senior members of the company were accused of avoiding paying taxes, however all denied the charges since the case went under investigation three years ago.

The accusations came to face after Dolce and Gabbana sold two of their brands Dolce and Gabbana and D&G to a Luxembourg based company called Gado in 2004 and 2005. It was believed that by giving Gado control over these two brands they could avoid paying Italian taxes and could have faced up to a three year sentence.

Dolce and Gabbana have stores in over 33 countries and a huge celebrity clientele such as Madonna, Naomi Campbell and Kylie Minogue.  Stefano Gabbana took to Twitter after being acquitted to thank people for their support:

‘Thanks to all for the great support!!!! Love :-)))) Stefano’

 

So, What do you all think?


Smoking…


Is it cool to smoke again?

With the government fighting to discourage the younger population, and reduce the number of people smoking altogether, the fashion world is doing exactly the opposite.

Throwing celebrities such as Lady Gaga and previous runway model Kate Moss on the catwalk with fag in tow, to pay homage to such a controversial topic has had columnists in tangles over whether it is completely outrageous (see Jan Moir ), or fashionable.

Personally that eye-watering, breath hindering smell of cigarettes is not one I’m going to be substituting my Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume for any time soon.

The fact that when Kate Moss did it, the press went mad, she’s a ‘bad role model’, she should know its ‘bad for your skin’, its like they had just caught her doing a line of coke all over again, yet when Lady Gaga does it, everyone looks away- if it’s not made of meat they’re not interested in her poor attention seeking attempts.

 

Kate Moss Smoking

Lady Gaga smoking

Even designer Kurt Geiger has started ‘Le Smoking’ trend, with the ‘cigarette heel’ in smokey hues. Now I’m all for this kind of smokin’ hot style, especially when it comes to shoes (that I more than likely can’t walk in) I’m all over it like a rash. Particularly sky scraper (Carvela)  heels which ooze pizzazz:

 

Le Smoking heels


Student Awareness


Emma Watson, famous for her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter franchise, is renowned for being an environmentally friendly student, and just as brainy off screen as she is on screen.

Having worked with People Tree over the last year trying to push ethical fashion into the lime light, Watson also took a trip to Bangladesh to fully immerse herself in the project and see exactly what goes on behind the scenes of the production line.

“It was an incredible and life-changing experience. I wish everyone had the chance to see the difference Fairtrade makes”.

Emma’s latest eco-friendly project is working alongside designer Alberta Feretti, using only environmentally friendly materials.

Watson and Ferretti

The intentions are all very good, and it is all for a good cause, however if any of you can afford to fork out between £300- £1,100 for a skirt, pair of shorts, or a dress then I envy you.

I forget that, despite her being a student, she does have a few bob in the bank, along with a lovely six figure Lancome deal on the way. Sigh.