Fashion Fix

Another late fashion fix folks, I blame the Christmas Party. Much naughtiness occurred…drunken lip locking, purposefully charging items to someone else’s room and forcing the MD to down tequila slammers were just a few of the choice highlights from the evening. There’s some very juicy news to make up for my absence though…


Tim Walker Lily Cole
The fine line between fashion and art is getting blurrier by the second. First there was the Tom Ford movie, then the Vogue documentary. Now, there’s news that British fashion photographer Tim Walker is set to make a film. The photographer, known for his fairytale-like images, is set to release a short in Spring and a full length feature in Autumn. No word yet on plots or characters.

Menswear shake up

Gareth Pugh
It’s all go in menswear, a section of fashion I mostly choose to ignore. Womenswear and shoes are so complicated, there’s little room in my attention span for man stuff. But you can’t help but sit up and take notice. Fendi, Marni and Valentino have all cancelled their menswear shows, and Zac Posen has stated that he definitely will not be moving ahead with plans for a menswear line. However, in the past month, Matthew Williamson, Christophe Decarnin and Roland Mouret have all announced plans to launch menswear lines. Latest names to add to the list are very unexpected – Rick Owens and Gareth Pugh! I think it’s awesome news, for the first time ever, I can’t wait til the menswear shows!

New Gen 09

Louise Goldin Spring 09
The winners of the Topshop-sponsored New Gen award have been announced. Eight designers are receiving sponsorship for their catwalk shows, including three who will be making their runway debuts. The five New Gen catwalk veterans are Danielle Scutt, House of Holland, Louise Goldin, Meadham Kirchhoff and Peter Pilotto, while the trio of newcomers are Mary Kratrantzou, Mark Fast and Nasir Mazhar. The British Fashion Council award is not to be sniffed at, previous winners include Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson and Christopher Kane.

Anna Wintour to stay put?

Anna Wintour US Vogue
The rumour about Ms Wintour and US Vogue parting ways has certainly been round and round the rumour mill. The latest is that Anna will stay put, apparently Vogue was the most profitable magazine for Conde Nast in the last year. So is she safe for now?

Kate M and Sasha P: delicious double team

Longchamp Spring 09 Kate Moss Sasha Pivovarova
Longchamp Spring 09 Kate Moss Sasha Pivovarova
Who can forget the sizzling Longchamp Fall 08, Kate Moss and the equally gorgeous Gaspard Ulliel. The Spring 09 campaign is set to put it in the shade, with the fabulous pairing of Kate Moss and Sasha Pivovarova.

Karl gets the last word again

Karl Lagerfeld
Yes, I do love ending my Fashion Fix with a bit of Karl Lagerfeld. I love him, you love him now let’s read about him. Karl admits that even he is tightening his belt: “I have moved to a smaller house in Paris, and I don’t fancy having so much staff now.”

Even his new house in Vermont is “not giant.”

It’s “very Emily Dickinson . . . In fact it’s almost Puritanical. For me it’s a new form of modesty.”

But don’t get carried away with the cost-cutting — he still needs some staff.

“The chambermaid, chauffeur and chef are still musts . . . around the clock.”

And the Humvees, he’s got to have those.

“I have three of them. Two here in Paris and one in Monte Carlo. The Hummer is like a tank and gives me a feeling of security. I don’t want to drive at the same level as the others.”

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. May Kasahara
    December 16, 2008 / 8:45 pm

    love this post – so full of goodies ♥rick owens homme? so full of win!!!

    December 16, 2008 / 9:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing this fashion fix. I think Longchamp is actually doing a great job with its campaigns, and I do love Karl, he is a gifted dandy.

  3. Siljesfashion
    December 16, 2008 / 9:27 pm

    Haha, he cracks me up! Sounds like a great party!

  4. nikkimoose.
    December 16, 2008 / 11:29 pm

    love it girl xo

  5. nikkimoose.
    December 16, 2008 / 11:37 pm

    <33 menswear

  6. atelier
    December 17, 2008 / 12:15 am

    I guess A. Wintour is going to leave, and I wish so… Vogue America is getting very bad…

  7. Bella
    December 17, 2008 / 1:41 am

    Drunken lip-locking… sounds like the naughty list to me. lol-xxxGorgeous images, a style haven!

  8. Meg
    December 17, 2008 / 1:47 am

    I’m totally excited for Gareth Pugh to do menswear! And Lagerfeld is my hero…

  9. Savvy Mode SG
    December 17, 2008 / 3:27 am

    karl lagerfeld and anna wintour both rock.

  10. Anonymous
    December 17, 2008 / 8:05 am

    Awesome images! I love Karl too hehe :DPS. The socket of your eye is the eyelid and the crease is part between the eyelid and the browbone 😀

  11. Charlotte
    December 17, 2008 / 8:28 am

    I love this new campaign with Kate and Sasha!

  12. Nita-Karoliina
    December 17, 2008 / 10:58 am

    love those runaway phtos. i posted also those longhamp adds, i think sasha and my icon kate are good in those.

  13. WendyB
    December 17, 2008 / 2:11 pm

    LOL @ ” I don’t want to drive at the same level as the others.” That’s crazily fabulous.

  14. Kat
    December 17, 2008 / 3:52 pm

    thank you so much!!!the pics of kate, sasha and king karl are just gorgeous!

  15. dapper kid
    December 17, 2008 / 4:30 pm

    :O Soooo looking forward to Tim Walker’s film!

  16. Couture Carrie
    December 17, 2008 / 4:58 pm

    The new gen collection looks fabulous!Love the latest Longchamp ad too. Great post!xoxox,CCP.S. Aren’t Xmas parties a blast?

  17. Myriam
    December 17, 2008 / 5:59 pm

    Tim Walker is one of my absolute favourites! xx

  18. Anonymous
    December 17, 2008 / 6:01 pm

    Kate Moss and Sasha Pivovarova are great together!

  19. ♥ fashion chalet
    December 17, 2008 / 6:04 pm

    No it wasn’t too hard to do. Just used regular scissors and kept trying them on to see how they looked. :)xxThank you. Great dress below.

  20. Kira Fashion
    December 17, 2008 / 8:24 pm

    I would like to buy those bags. Do you knoe how much are they?

  21. SOS!
    December 20, 2008 / 11:50 pm

    Gareth Pugh for men! ooooooh….xx-LJ from SOS!

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