5 posts tagged "Colin Firth"
Alexa Chung For Superga, Winehouse Family Upset By JPG Show, A First Look At Marni’s H&M Collection, And More…
Alexa Chung was the face of Superga’s Spring campaign last year, and she has taken up the role once more this season. Guy Aroch photographed Chung, who styled the shoot under the brand’s easy instructions: “Go create.” [Telegraph]
Amy Winehouse’s dad, Mitch Winehouse, has spoken out against Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest Couture show, calling it “in bad taste.” Of his Winehouse tribute, Gaultier tells WWD, “I think Amy Winehouse was truly a fashion icon” and said that he felt compelled to celebrate her look. [WWD]
Marni’s H&M collection isn’t out until March, but the first campaign image appears to have leaked on The Fashion Spot. The image shows a shiny print number. [Huff Po]
Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth received his CBE today at Buckingham Palace. Prince Charles made him a CBE for his services to drama. [Vogue U.K.]
Livia Giuggioli, wife of the future Sir Colin Firth, one-upped herself last night. Her Green Carpet challenge, in which she goes fully sustainably gowned to every awards show—and no movie has provided more opps than The King’s Speech—became the Green-and-Gold Challenge. Her gown was righteous. It was by Southeast London designer Gary Harvey, formerly of Levi’s, who cut it from 11 vintage frocks dating from the start of George VI’s reign. But her jewelry! Her earrings and enormous cocktail ring were forged from not merely fair trade, but fair-trade fair-mined ecological gold, and with fully traceable gems. This was a world first.
Nothing so fancy has ever been so traceable. The Oro Verde gold came from Colombia, via CRED jewelry‘s mine workers’ collective, whose members extract the precious metal by hand, thus avoiding poisons like cyanide and mercury. The diamonds were courtesy of the Liqhobong Women Miners Cooperative in Lesotho, and the 35 carats of aquamarines came from Lundazi, a community mine in Zambia, and were hand-exported to Sri Lanka for cutting before being personally couriered to London for Livia’s selection by conscientious gemologist Guy Clutterbuck. Livia was impressed. “He reminded me of my dad and the stories he shared with me as a kid when he used to travel all over Africa and Saudi Arabia,” she said. “You wonder why there aren’t more characters like him in the world today.”
Livia then selected the stones with Brighton-based jewelry designer Anna Loucah, who also made—out of recycled white gold, ethical rubies and purple spinel, carbon-neutral pearls, and conflict-free black diamonds—her Firth-triumphant Golden Globe suite of bracelet and earrings. This stuff must be lucky.
Kate Sekules is the founder of the haute-cycling swap site www.refashioner.com.
When I got a last-minute invitation to a screening of Tom Ford’s feature-film debut, A Single Man, I assumed I’d be trudging into Leicester Square on a Friday night with a troop of other grumpy journalists. To say the least, it was a pleasant surprise to take my seat in a Ford cheering section at the Vue theater among Stella McCartney, Lisa Eisner, Elizabeth Saltzman Walker, Tim Jefferies, Richard Buckley, and the handsome designer-turned-director himself. Also in attendance were the stars of the film: Colin Firth, Matthew Goode, and Nicholas Hoult, a group which Firth himself pointed out was “quite the handsome cast.” (Julianne Moore and Ginnifer Goodwin also appear in the film, but weren’t at the screening.) Continue Reading “Blasblog: At A Single Man Screening, Colin Firth Says Tom Ford Is No Novice” »
Tom Ford makes his directorial debut in as understated a way as is possible for him. By which we mean Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, and some other famous people will be starring in it.
Without Posh to keep him in line, David Beckham turns into an uncontrollable, lustful man with eyes only for hot pants-clad cheerleaders. What a cad.