Fashion events.

Dolce & Gabbana flagship store launch

The opening of a new Dolce & Gabbana boutique is sure to be a lavish and lace-filled affair. Such was the case at yesterday’s 5th Avenue Flagship Boutique opening party, at which stars of the music, film and fashion industries gathered. The great Italian arias could be heard wafting through the space, courtesy of Metropolitan Opera singers Matthew Polenzani and Ellie Dehn, while the other…
Dolce & Gabbana 5th Avenue Boutique Opening
Dolce & Gabbana 5th Avenue Boutique Opening
Dolce & Gabbana 5th Avenue Boutique Opening
Dolce & Gabbana 5th Avenue Boutique Opening
Dolce & Gabbana 5th Avenue Boutique Opening
Dolce & Gabbana 5th Avenue Boutique Opening
Dolce & Gabbana 5th Avenue Boutique Opening
Dolce & Gabbana 5th Avenue Boutique Opening

What we’re listening to this week: designer drugs & getting lucky

It’s been an eclectic week for us, with’s office temporarily moved beach side in Gran Canaria. Thus as we moved from London to Spain, our musical tastes moved too. I’m not one for listening to music as I lie back on a beach towel, but when I did this week it was a case of cinematic-inspired music meeting fashion inspired music, with a lot…

New Gatsby extended trailer with Lana Del Rey

In follow up to the last Gatsby trailer with it’s taste of modern music, we now get an extended TV spot: this one set entirely to Lana Del Rey’s Young and Beautiful. There’s the expected dose of 1920s fashion, colour and drama, though as with the others you get the sense there’d be more magic if more of it was real and not digital. None…

See, do, read, check out: this week’s cultural roundup

Who was the song Umbrella originally intended for? What happens when you retouch classical paintings to meet modern standards of beauty? Would you pay someone to kidnap you for fun? In case you happened to be wondering about any of the above questions, or even if you weren’t, the internet is here to answer them. Plus, places to go and things to see this weekend.…

Mad Men season 6: the fashion

One of the ongoing allures of AMC’s Mad Men is its ability to draw you back wholly to another era. All elements are faithful enough to make it television’s own version of time travel: from cultural attitudes of the day to landmark historical events, interior design to costuming. And, it ties in neatly with the current re-imagining of ’60s mod fashion. Season 6 has just…

New Gatsby trailer has music from Lana Del Rey, Beyonce & more

Any venture of Baz Luhrmann’s is a full sensory affair, from audio to visuals. His work is also, generally, some exercise in taking something old and giving it cultural relevance to a new audience. I won’t write too much or too volubly about how Luhrmann’s biggest successes are the films that do this via music and costuming, or about how that all fits with a…

Gatsby film posters released

The question of whether Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby film would spur along a greater revival of 1920s fashion had, of late, become secondary to the question of whether the film would be released at all. Though slated for summer 2013 it was starting to feel like we’d never see DiCaprio’s turn as Gatsby on the big screen. Seemingly things are now on track for…

See, do, read, check out: what to do this weekend

Interview talks to Cara Delevingne (in case the sexy photoshoot wasn’t enough), research confirms that the internet has made us all narcissistic (we knew it but were just too busy taking #selfies to care), and one well-known author confesses he became more addicted to buying Gucci than most shoe-loving women. That’s all in our reading round-up, while we’ve also got some other cool blogs, articles,…