Kate Moss portfolio: the model’s favourite photographs of herself

Kate Moss in a 1990s Calvin Klein ad

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Kate Moss portfolio: the model’s favourite photographs of herself.

These are Kate Moss’s favourite photographs of herself, and a few are a bit risque for Fashion-mommy’s own site, but they are seriously beautiful and worth checking out.

Kate Middleton – the frenzy continues…

Prince Harry and Kate Middleton at the Garter ...

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We are most definitely in the midst of a Kate Middleton frenzy. Since the engagement was announced a week ago, our appetite for any information about the future Princess Catherine has been unabated. And it seems that what we want to know about most of all is her wardrobe.

The fabulous blue Issa dress that she wore for the announcement was sold out within a few hours of the engagement being made public. Help was at hand though as Tesco announced a budget copy through their F&F range that would cost just £20. It was shorter than the ‘Kate’ dress, had short sleeves rather than long, and would be in stretchy cotton, but was still a pretty decent replica at a bargain price. It went on sale today. Within an hour it had completely sold out online, with the small amount of stock left in stores not set to last the week!


Tesco Kate dress...going...going...gone!

Jumping on the Kate bandwagon next is Net-a -porter, who have tonight announced they will begin taking pre-orders for the Issa dress in the morning. Expect a similar feeding frenzy that consumed the F&F dress by designer fashionistas.

Next…the ring. This is of course the iconic ring that once belonged to Diana, and now adorns Kate’s finger. Jewellers have seen a surge in interest in large gemstone rings in the past week and have been quick to capitalise on this. H Samuel’s are in the process of making two versions of the Kate ring, whilst QVC.com are already selling their simulated version, designed by Kenneth Jay Lane. The interest was stretched further by QVC as sketches of the planned ring were posted on a QVC blog beforehand.


Simulated Kate ring From QVC.

Our magazines are speculating everything, from who will design the dress, which tiara will she wear (my money is that she will NOT wear the Spencer tiara as worn by Diana, the ring is probably enough!), who will be her bridesmaids (Sister Pippa must be a dead cert on this count.) One question was cleared up today, the wedding will be a spring affair, 29th April 2010 in Westminster Abbey, and everyone will get a bank holiday. With Just 5 months to wait for the wedding, we can only expect the excitement to become even more frenzied. Kate may wear sensible shoes…but I certainly wouldn’t want to be in them in the next few months!

Thomas Sabo hits Birmingham.

The great and the good of Birmingham turned out in force to celebrate the opening of the Bullring’s newest, ‘must visit’ store, Thomas Sabo.

The store, renowned for its exquisite silver jewellery, opened its doors last Thursday with a special launch party for selected VIP‘S (including Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish) on Thursday evening. A glamorous party area, resembing a Thomas Sabo Jewellery box, was set up in the Bullring’s Lower Mall, and guests were treated to an endless flow of Champagne and beautiful rose cupcakes, which had been hand-made and decorated for the event.

The party had a dark, gothic theme. Models specifically hired for the event served drinks and cakes whilst channelling Victoriana chic in black top hats and tails, and velvet frock coats and little veiled hats. This proved to be a fabulous backdrop to the stunning pieces of Thomas Sabo jewellery that was being worn, including the exquisite angel wings pendent. Thomas Sabo dignitaries were also dressed in elegant black, which lent a ‘Twilight’ air to the proceedings. Twinned with the blood-red rose cupcakes and the black velvet of the party area, there was a decadent, sexy feel to proceedings.

There were Thomas Sabo brochures and catalogues on the tables for guests perusal, so there was much discussion about the famous ‘Charm Club’ and its amazing range of intricate charms. Everyone seemed to have their personal favourites, my personal favourites being the wide range of shoes that are perfect for any budding fashionista. The brochures sent many guests off on a little shopping exhibition straight to the new Thomas Sabo store!

And what of the new store? It’s a beacon of style, with its bright and shiny interior and exquisite pieces of jewellery you’ll just long to own. All the iconic charms are on display, and look even prettier when you see them in the flesh (So to speak!). The staff are helpful and friendly. The decor is modern and stylish, and the store certainly looked eye-catching with the striking models outside the store attracting much attention and photographs.

As the happy and impressed guests left the launch party, Thomas Sabo had one more surprise up its bracelet adorned sleeve. Each guest was presented with a voucher for a special goodie bag. This contained  an exclusive Thomas Sabo diary, a striped hatbox style jewellery box, a ruby-red rose corsage and a little bag of sweeties. This goodie bag says everything you need to know about Thomas Sabo jewellery – it is stylish and will always impress.

So next time you are in the bullring, pay a visit to Thomas Sabo. I promise you will not be disappointed!