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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Comes To London

The Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition is coming to London – and you can buy a ticket from 10am tomorrow morning.

After countless spurious rumours that it would, and even a campaign to ensure it did, the V&A announced tonight that it will host the exhibition from March 14 to July 19 2015.

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The collection, which covers the spectrum of McQueen’s career from his 1992 MA graduate show to his unfinished autumn/winter 2010 collection, was originally displayed in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 4 to August 7 2011.

Its run time was extended by a week due to popular demand and it became the eighth most popular in the Met’s 141-year history – behind Treasures of Tutankhamun (1978), Mona Lisa (1963), and Picasso (2010) – boasting a total of 661,509 visitors.

“I am thrilled to announce that the V&A will bring this wonderful exhibition to London to celebrate the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times,” Martin Roth, director of the V&A, said tonight. “Lee Alexander McQueen was brought up in London, studied here and based his globally successful McQueen fashion brand here – by staging the exhibition at the V&A it feels like we are bringing his work home.”

“Savage Beauty is a story telling of the most imaginative and talented designer of our time,” added Jonathan Akeroyd, chief executive officer of Alexander McQueen. “We are incredibly proud as a house to be able to showcase Lee’s visionary body of work in London as a celebration of his legacy and an inspiration to a future generation.”

Curated by the V&A’s senior curator of fashion Claire Wilcox, the London exhibition will be based on the original Met version, with Andrew Bolton – who worked on the New York exhibition – acting as consultant curator. Supported by American Express and put on in partnership with Swarovski, it will cost £16 to visit, with concessions available and V&A members going free. Visit Vam.ac.uk/savagebeauty or call 020 7420 9736 to book.

Alexander Wang for H&M is happening

H&M will team up with Balenciaga designer Alexander Wang for its next design collaboration.

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Put November 6 in your diaries, because that’s the day that Alexander Wang’s designer collaboration with H&M lands in stores.

The announcement came at midnight, shortly before a party co-hosted by the two brands at American music festival, Coachella, via a video on Wang’s Instagram account. The message read simply ‘Alexander Wang X H&M’.

Set to be another lightening sell-out, H&M says the range will go “beyond fashion” with Wang proposing “a new take on the lifestyle product offering”.

Expect accessories and objéts akin to those sold under his eponymous label (these include headphones, yoga mats, keyrings, vases and a dice set) alongside the slick and utilitarian womens and menswear, bags and shoes that have made Wang one of the most successful and desired designers of our time.

“I am honored to be a part of H&M’s designer collaborations,” Wang says in a statement released by H&M this morning. “The work with their team is an exciting, fun process. They are very open to push boundaries and to set a platform for creativity. This will be a great way for a wider audience to experience elements of the Alexander Wang brand and lifestyle.”

The full collection will be available in 250 H&M stores worldwide, and online.

Maison Lejaby Celebrates 130th Anniversary With Lingerie Pop-Up Shops

Maison Lejaby is bringing its Parisian style to London.

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As a celebration of its 130th anniversary, the French lingerie brand has set up a series of pop-up shops in Rigby & Peller stores around London.

The exhibitions showcase the evolution of lingerie over the past 130 years.

The Maison Lejaby collection is available for purchase within the shops from now until 13 April – and customers can also enjoy style and fitting evenings, with in-store advice from their lingerie experts.

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Sounds like a brilliant excuse for a lingerie makeover…

Spring Jewelry Trends 2014

Radiant Orchid

Pantones Color of the Year; Radiant Orchid will definitely be on trend this spring, and all year round! This color is perfect with its versatility for both professional and casual settings! Add a pop of color to your look with jewelry designs that shine with this fun hue! Our Plum Orchard necklace and Purple Romance earrings are perfect examples of how to wear Radiant Orchid this spring!

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Chevron Pattern

Jewelry with a chevron pattern or any pointed edges are continuing to be on trend. You will see work with metals a lot in this trend instead of bright colors. The chevron, with its triangular points are also referred to as zigzag effects. Jewelry using these fun patterns and shapes are very in style with the rocker-chic aesthetic celebrated in punk-inspired fashion! It gives any outfit that little extra edge. Check out the trend in our Modern Cut and Deco Delight necklaces!

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Statement Necklaces

Punch up your wardrobe with a fun statement necklace this spring! It’s also a great way to add a pop of color to your ensemble! Adding large, chunky crystals or pearls have been on trend for quite some time, and now that it’s starting to get warmer, you can pair them with your favorite flowing spring dresses! Our Queen Anne’s Lace and Caribbean Getaway necklaces are perfect for this season!

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What trends will you be rocking this spring?

Oscars 2014 fashion: Best and worst dressed, from Jennifer Lawrence to Angelina Jolie

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These days, the fashion on the Oscars red carpet outside the Dolby Theatre generates as many headlines as who wins those little gold guys inside.

But, put a foot wrong on this red carpet and the pictures will haunt an actor for the rest of their career.

Which explains why many are reluctant to take any risks with their look. Jennifer Lawrence opts out of the dress race completely by always wearing the same designer, while Tom Ford calls it ‘a bubble of 1950s Barbie clothes’.

Hopes for some maverick style choices from the class of 2014 were therefore not overly high. However, some did try to burst Tom’s bubble – thank God for Lupita Nyong’o.

Here’s our top 3 best and worst dressed picks on a night when the dresses – and tuxedos – were pale and occasionally interesting.

Best dressed

1. Lupita Nyong’o

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Newcomer Lupita has definitely won red carpet season and signed off with a beautiful plunging Nairobi inspired powder blue Prada gown, complete with a simple crystal hairband. Sounds twee on paper but stunning and fresh in the flesh.

2. Jennifer Lawrence

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She kept us waiting but Jennifer provided the perfect scarlet sign-off to this year’s red carpet in a fitted strapless red Dior gown with peplum detail and another backwards necklace. And obviously not wanting to break with tradition, she also took an early tumble on her way up the carpet. Red hot from J. Law.

3. Naomi Watts

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Naomi kept it simple in white Calvin Klein Collection ice beaded cap sleeve dress with a spider’s web Bulgari necklace. Her look was refreshing on a night when many went for the Disney princess look.

Worst dressed

1. Kristin Bell

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Kristen’s Roberto Cavalli dress summed up everything we find dull about Oscars fashion at the moment. In insipid lilac and looking like something you’d wear to your prom – or your wedding – it was too sickly sweet. And we’re not sure about the two lifeless strands of hair hanging down either to be honest.

2. Charlize Theron

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Charlize definitely lost out to Jennifer in the Dior wars. The shape of this gown is gorgeous but those thick ‘invisible’ straps holding it up ruin the whole look. Perhaps we should just zoom out so we can’t see them.

3. Amy Adams

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There may well be many who disagree but this tuxedo inspired navy Gucci gown just felt a little underwhelming. It’s sleek and a great colour but this is more dinner at the White House than Oscars red carpet.