Celine Cancels Fall 2012 Runway Show | Phoebe Philo Pregnant

Phoebe Philo, Celine

Celine has announced that it will not be staging its Fall 2012 runway show come this March because Phoebe Philo is pregnant with her third child that will be due in April. One of the hottest tickets every season, Celine will instead host a presentation of which the format has yet to be confirmed.

“A runway show is a very demanding and personal engagement for a creative director. The objective is to simplify.” Celine chief executive officer, Marco Gobbetti

Seems to me that Celine is taking very good care of Phoebe Philo and canceling a runway show is definitely a big deal. I wonder if the same rules apply at other fashion houses.

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Tilda Swinton | W Magazine August 2011

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine

Veteran actress Tilda Swinton covers the latest W Magazine August 2011 issue and also stars in an editorial spread titled Planet Tilda. Shot by Tim Walker and styled by Jacob Kjeldgaard, the theme was imagined by Tilda Swinton herself and her close aide Jerry Stafford, inspired by Arnold Genthe’s portraits of Greta Garbo, Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, and the work of French artist Claude Cahun who is known for toying with the concepts of gender and sexuality in the 1920’s.

Tilda Swinton is pictured in several androgynous looks, some of which were set against a landscape reminiscent of the middle ages while the others featured a simple white background like that of the cover. Tilda Swinton wore mostly monochrome outfits which fitted a mood that was serene and placid; I’m sure this is one of the best W Magazine covers and editorials to date. Agreed?

Tilda Swinton wears a Salvatore Ferragamo silk velvet tuxedo jacket and silk blouse; Acne silk velvet pants with belt; Patricia Underwood for Chris Benz hat and Sermoneta gloves on the cover.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Blumarine wool coat and dress; Stella McCartney fleece wool and cashmere turtleneck; Tommy Hilfiger silk pants; J.W. Anderson cashmere skirt; Patricia Underwood for Chris Benz hat; Comme des Garçons belt; Maison Martin Margiela gloves and Rick Owens boots.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Celine cotton turtleneck top.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Acne wool jacket; Akris wool dress; Tommy Hilfiger silk pants and LaCrasia gloves.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Chloe leather jacket; Maison Martin Margiela polyurethane and polyester dress; Jil Sander cashmere and silk hooded turtleneck; Maison Martin Margiela gloves and Rick Owens boots.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Zero + Maria Cornejo llama hair coat; Hugo Boss cotton turtleneck; John Rocha silk pants; Gucci silk chiffon dress; Eres cap and Rick Owens boots.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Comme des Garçons wool jacket; Hugo Boss cotton and polyester shirt; Acne polyester skirt; Sermoneta gloves; Agent Provocateur hosiery and Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci shoes.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Giorgio Armani wool and silk jacket and Sermoneta gloves.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a VPL latex coat and dress; National Theatre Costume Hire Store bodysuit and Maison Martin Margiela boots.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Chanel stretch cotton denim jumpsuit; Hussein Chalayan wool tunic and Rick Owens boots.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Hermes felted wool flannel dress; Stephen Jones swim cap; Hermes gloves and Rick Owens boots.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Yves Saint Laurent wool sweater and silk crepe de chine blouse and Sermoneta gloves.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Haider Ackermann wool caftan with silk lapels and wool pants; Ralph Lauren Black Label cashmere sweater; Haider Ackermann belt and Burberry shoes.

Tilda Swinton, W Magazine, Tim Walker

Tilda Swinton wears a Stella McCartney wool, polyamide, and elastane jacket; twill and rayon blouse; and rayon pants; National Theatre Costume Hire Store bodysuit and Sermoneta gloves.

Read the full article on Tilda Swinton for W Magazine where she talks about her dabble with fashion. Tilda Swinton is also the star of the Pringle of Scotland Fall 2011 campaign; video below.

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Proenza Schouler PS11

I was just browsing around and I found the Proenza Schouler PS11 leather satchel. Well many of you would have heard of the PS1 but MAYBE not the PS11. The PS11 was unveiled during the Proenza Schouler Fall/Winter 2010/2011 show and wa la the PS1 has a new sister. The PS11 is slightly smaller in size and comes with a removable shoulder strap. The bag can be worked as a satchel, cross-body or clutch. I prefer the cross-body option a la Mary-Kate Olsen. She is one woman who loves her Proenza Schouler bags.

The PS11 in saddle.

The PS1 clutch in croc skin which is a special order if I’m not wrong.

And my personal favourite, the PS1 in jet black python skin!

I like how the chunky shiny buckles stand out. They give the bag an extra ooommph while yet being silently uderstated don’t you think? But if you are going for an even more understated bag then I think the Celine Classic Box Bag or the Hermes Constance Bag is more for you. And hold that thought! Do you think that the classic box bag looks like the SIA girl bag???! We’ve got Pierre Balmain to design the uniform but little did I know that we have got ‘something’ to do with Celine. Does anyone know who designed that iconic (i say iconic ’cause I think it is, in the local context) bag?


Available in one size and in saddle or black and and AND in python skin.

I am totally in love with python skin by the way. The slight roughness and the visual feast of the texture and slightly soft-looking but yet sturdy feel of the leather is just amazing. Saddle and python skin option available at Luisaviaroma while the black option is available at Net-a-Porter.

I say move over Mulberry!
xx

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