Fashion Fix

Another delayed Fashion Fix…apologies folks. Had some rather interesting news recently, could put life back on track after things going off the rails slightly. But less of that for now, more fashion!

Hats off to Stephen Jones

He’s worked with everyone from Dame Vivienne to Giles Deacon, and dressed the heads of anyone who’s anyone; so it’s only right that master milliner Stephen Jones is set to scoop the Outstanding Achievement award at the British Fashion Awards on 25th November.

Wang wins!

In another awards related news story, Alexander Wang has scooped this year’s prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize. He’s the proud winner of $200,000 plus a year’s mentoring from an industry insider, not that he needs it! Alexander Wang is going global over the next year, if the success of previous winners Proenza Schouler and Doo Ri are anything to go by.

And another win!

Anyone else getting slightly bored of all these fashion awards going on?! This is the last, and most awesome. I absolutely love Dame Vivienne, and it seems luxury group Walpole do too, they have awarded her with their Medal of Excellence award in recognition of her continued support of the fashion industry, including her decision to show the Red Label collection on London catwalks. Chanel won best international luxury brand, while was named best British luxury brand online.

Farewell Cacharel

Last year, Eley Kishimoto replaced Clements Ribeiro as artistic directors at Cacharel, but now the design duo are to leave too. It’s said to be an amicable settlement, however, Eley has hinted that they weren’t ready to leave and wanted to stay for a few more seasons, she stated that a “difference in creative vision” is the reason for the split. I think that would be the fashion equivalent of a celebrity divorce ending due to “irreconcilable differences” ;o)

Madonna, Meisel, Marc

There is now an image accompanying the rumours, rumours that Madonna will be the face of Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2009 collection. Steven Meisel supposedly snapped the superstar last Friday, Marc Jacobs and Madonna were cozying up in Chataeu Marmont the previous weekend.

Uncle Karl!

Karl Lagerfeld has just shot actress Tallulah Harlech and her mother in a short silent film which will open Chanel’s pre-autumn/winter 2009/2010 presentation next month. She had the following to say about Mr Lagerfeld: “Karl has a very specific way he wants you to walk and look and turn. Karl is hilarious. As serious and scary as he looks, he tells the best jokes.”

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. goldieoldiecharms
    November 19, 2008 / 6:36 pm

    i friiiiiiigin love alexander wang! ps love the outfit in your last postt

  2. ♥ fashion chalet
    November 19, 2008 / 9:16 pm

    red lipstick is so hard to wear, I want the heels, too. 🙂 haha at Karl Lagerfeld on the table…. priceless!xx

  3. Anonymous
    November 20, 2008 / 12:04 am

    i am sooooo happy alex wang won!!!!xoxo,La C

  4. SOS!
    November 20, 2008 / 1:12 am

    Karl is my idol. I heart him.

  5. Song of Style
    November 20, 2008 / 5:03 am

    i heart alexander happy he won and how humble he is.

    November 20, 2008 / 11:24 am

    great post honey,love all the fashion tidbits.ongrats to all who have won awards!muah.marian

  7. Miss Urbanita
    November 20, 2008 / 12:30 pm

    Congrats to Alexander Wang! Kisses.

  8. Sydneydoll
    November 20, 2008 / 2:51 pm

    he is so enthusiastic – i love it.alexander wang i mean.

  9. Demi
    November 20, 2008 / 4:22 pm

    thank you :)yes we definitely all should!and omg, what were they saying?! you have a gorgeous body!!x

  10. dapper kid
    November 20, 2008 / 5:48 pm

    Oooo yay congrats to Alexander Wang and Vivienne!!

  11. Sunniva
    November 20, 2008 / 10:36 pm

    A big congratulation to both Vivienne Westwood and Alexander Wang!! It’s very well deserved. And I’m so glad to hear that things are getting back on track for you xox

  12. J'Adore Fashion
    November 21, 2008 / 12:28 am

    interesting mask on the first pic, lol at Karl–so cute!!! congract to Wang–great designer :)thanks for the lovely comment!xoxostella

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