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Gaga for Versace

I had to take a double take when casting my eye upon the latest Spring/Summer 2014 images for Versace featuring Lady Gaga. I initially thought I was looking at a younger Donatella Versace and Lady Gaga, looks different than normal, although poor soul, she rarely looks normal. I actually quite like her appearance in the campaign, its refreshing, feminine, no weird or wacky pieces to look silly; and for a person who is not too fond (to say the least) of her or her general style, that is saying A LOT. Wearing minimal makeup and sporting Donatella’s sleek blonde tresses and wearing beautiful gowns she looks almost like a young Donatella has been cloned and is reliving the glory days of her youth. LADY GAGA FOR VERSACE (1)

Dontatella and Lady Gaga seem to be good friends…

“I am honoured that my friend Lady Gaga is the face of our new Versace campaign. I wanted to capture her true beauty and spirit in images that are elegant and alluring. She is like family to me, the embodiment of the Versace DNA.”

Well, Gaga certainly seems to be Donatella’s doppelganger, not too sure about family, but who knows the plot may thicken!

The images were lensed by Mert and Marcus at the location in London and so far only these two have been released.LADY GAGA FOR VERSACE (2)

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Kate Middleton Is Officially in Labour – Palace Confirms

HOOOOOOORAY!

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Kate Middleton has been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in London in the early stages of labour Kensington Palace press office confirms.

“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted this morning to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labour,” says the official statement.

“The Duchess travelled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge.”

Thank goodness for that – the long wait is over and the fun is finally beginning (for us, not for Catherine)!

DEEEP BREATHS!

DEEEP BREATHS!

Let’s hope has got a big bag of posh pain killers to help her pop that future heir to throne out and that sister Pippa and her well-meaning advise (deep breaths, Catherine!) steer clear of the Lindo Wing for now, at least (she’s probably getting her hair done before she pops down to pose for the waiting media as we speak!)

The jury is still out as to whether its a boy or a girl…

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Roadkill Couture

The fashion industry is historically pretty fond of wearing dead animals because of its legacy as a luxury material, however, designers tend to obscure the origin of the fur – few people like being reminded of all the suffering and sinew that goes into a pricey fur coat.

eatton1Conceptional artist Jess Eaton wants to address the gap between dead animals that are socially acceptable to wear and those that are not – so she made a bunch of dresses out of straight-up roadkill.

eatton2Roadkill Couture comprises of garments created out of the pelts, feathers and bones of animals that have been killed and eaten as food, have accidentally killed on our roads, that have died of natural causes or been culled as pests.

Roadkill Couture is a celebration of the exquisite design of nature and is giving a second life to things of wonder and beauty when they would normally perish or simply be thrown away or discarded.

The animals used have been found by ourselves, donated by friends, family or pest control or bought at the butcher and we have processed each and every one ourselves.

Roadkill Couture has a very strong ethical code and aboslutely no animal was, or ever will be harmed or killed for the making of the collection.

Jess Eaton’s designs will be on display at London’s White Gallery this May.

While I appreciate that Jess Eaton is asking questions that need to be asked from within the fashion industry (Kate Moss wore one of her designs in Love), but I really cannot help but feel that these look a little too much like golden era Alexander McQueen.

eatton3Unfortunately, rather than a post about the origin of our so-called luxury materials, I’ve been tempted to having a conversation about intellectual property. So back to my point…I am not pro fur, faux, real or otherwise, HOWEVER I do believe that Jess Eaton may be onto something IF one would be possessed to wear another creature but my inital reaction to this was that, it is disturbing and tragic all at the same time.

what are your thoughts?

x missfitz

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Let’s go ride a bike… Naked?

Hiya Poutlings ❤

Have you ever got the desire, and never managed to shake it, that you need to feel the wind on your butt cheeks as you pedal around on your favourite bicycle? If so, then you need to start saving your money for a trip to… AUSTRALIA, to participate in the annual Melbourne naked bike ride. Actually, you may not have to that far – naked bike rides are apparently held all over the world in locations such as LONDON, HUNGARY and… PARAGUAY.

SA, I urge you all, let’s not make this a THING we copy (like everything else), please?

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It certainly takes a lot of, well, balls, to ride a bike naked. So hats off (helmets on/clothes off?) to the crew of bold Melbourne riders.

x missfitz

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The Beckhams will not be “Slumming It” Now They are Back in the UK

Hiya Poutlings

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I happen to follow a lot of the UK news, through SkyNews and online…. and I also happen to love the Beckhams, so forgive my obsession and constant postings on them.

There has been a lot of speculation recently about where the Beckhams are going to make their base now that they’ve left America and are back in the UK.

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Yesterday, The Mirror reported that this house in south London is where they’ll be calling home.

"Beckingham Palace" in Hertfordshire

“Beckingham Palace” in Hertfordshire

But, in fact, a top-notch source online has been speculating that Beckham boys – Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz – have all been enrolled at a fee-paying school (South African’s read PRIVATE school) near the £18 million “Beckingham Palace” in Hertfordshire that they have owned since 1999 and that’s where they’ll be resting their heads most of the time whilst in England.

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I suspect that they’ll use the central London ome as a crash pad when either David or Vicky have late night events in the British Capital and need to be up early or have a place that’s handy when Vikcy needs to leave the “office” and change for an evening event.

Aaah, to be rich like them.

*missfitz

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