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July 29 2014

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15 posts tagged "Florence Welch"

Five Models For The Price Of One, Posh And Florence On The Rich List, Designers And Their Moms, And More…

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i-D‘s latest issue is dedicated to “summer hedonism.” And what could be more hedonistic than five cover stars in place of the usual one—especially when they’re Stella Tennant, Amber Valletta, Daphne Groeneveld, Behati Prinsloo, and Kristen McMenamy? [Models.com]

Some models model (see above); the rest, it seems, collaborate on designs. The latest two to try their hands are Karen Elson and Kate Moss ex and occasional poster boy (for both designers and drug awareness) Pete Doherty. Elson is singing a new tune as an accessories designer for Nine West; her limited-edition collection hits stores in late August. And Doherty will create a limited-edition mini-collection of clothing for French label The Kooples in stores from October. [WWD]

For Mother’s Day, designers remembered their fondest style memories about Mom. In some cases, that meant her dressing them: Tory Burch recalled her mom helping her pick out a YSL black tulle and pink sequin prom dress—”a little daring for prom,” she says. But a few precocious kids started dressing their mothers, instead. Rachel Roy and Isaac Mizrahi were both outfitting mama from a young age. [NYT]

It pays to be Posh (and be married to David Beckham). The designer and her husband are the 19th wealthiest couple on the Rich List 2011 from London’s Sunday Times. Florence Welch (left) joins them on the list in the under-30s division. Her dog days are definitely over. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Joe Schildhorn / BFAnyc.com

Noticed: Florence Before The Machine?

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Stella McCartney rolled out her own children’s line this Fall after testing the waters with a Gap collab, and she shows no sign of slowing down. After the success of the first season, the mother of four is launching a full Stella McCartney Kids collection for Spring. The label is promoting the line with a series of typically adorable campaign images featuring a group of ultra-photogenic tots. We couldn’t help but notice that one in particular (right) seemed to be channeling a certain flame-haired, makeup-happy Brit chanteuse (left). Guess you’re never too young to want your MTV.

Photo: Youtube.com; Courtesy of Stella McCartney

Dressing The Machine

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Florence Welch, the red-headed English soul singer who fronts Florence + the Machine, has a decided preference for the boho-weirdo school of art-rock dressing—the more diaphanous layers, the better. She recently gave fans the opportunity to design an outfit for one of the New York stops on her tour. Talenthouse, an organization dedicated to promoting “creative collaboration,” sponsored the contest, which drew entries from 800 fans; the winner was selected by Welch, Lucky creative director Jen Ford, and Welch’s stylist, Aldene Johnson, who actually created the piece. Earlier this week, the singer and the Machine played NYC’s Terminal 5, with Welch in an embellished bodysuit and attached cape designed by Cristina Adami, who was in the audience for the occasion. (Adami’s sketch is above right; Welch dons the final creation, above left.) “It felt amazing to wear it,” Welch told Style.com. So good she chucked the shoes.

Photo: Avital Aronowitz

Couture For The Cable Set?

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The MTV Video Music Awards are one of the kickiest and most slaphappy shows of the red-carpet calendar. This is the event, after all, where Kanye famously stormed the stage, where Eminem got a faceful (a scripted faceful, but a faceful all the same) of Brüno’s behind. The dress code, accordingly, tends to be on the slightly less sophisticated end.

Not last night. Maybe it was the presence of Lady Gaga—who, by the way, took home multiple awards, accepted in multiple over-the-top outfits—but starlets stepped up their game. Before the night was through, Gaga had tried a cascading Alexander McQueen gown (complete with Spring 2010 armadillo-esque heels) and a custom, lavishly tiered Giorgio Armani collaboration. But she was matched by a few strong, stylish types who raised the VMA stakes. There were not one but two Fall ’10 Givenchy Haute Couture gowns to grace the carpet last night: British singer Florence Welch (lately a fan of Willow for such events) wore Riccardo Tisci’s gorgeous, golden lace-encrusted gown to great effect. And Tisci’s pal Ciara chose the ombré feathered stunner worn by house favorite Malgosia Bela at the couture presentation. The two are all we want to talk about from the show—and since the ceremony was one that featured a comedy sketch starring LiLo and a détente (of sorts) between Kanye and Taylor Swift, that’s saying something.

What do you think? Who was the evening’s best-dressed star?

Photo: Kyle Rover/Startraks Photo

Yea, Nay, Or Eh? Machine Woman

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Michael Cera’s new romantic comedy, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, had its European premiere in London last night, and though most of the film’s leading ladies (from Anna Kendrick to newcomers Ellen Wong and Mary Elizabeth Winstead) made an appearance, all eyes were on Florence Welch, the fiery front woman of the rising pop act Florence and the Machine. Welch has a solid history of supporting independent designers (she often wears Hannah Marshall, and has done turns in Roksanda Illincic, too), and for the occasion she picked a Fall ’10 tattoo dress by the Australian label Willow, paired with chunky wedge booties. The combination—a bold, printed mini paired with ankle boots—is one we’ve been seeing more and more of lately, and Welch is the perfect example of why: She looks red-carpet ready but not fussy or prissy. What do you think of the look—is this one that should be turning Scott Pilgrim’s head?

Photo: Rex USA