Kate Moss style file – Steal her style at House of Fraser

She is my ultimate style icon, a fashion chameleon who always seems to get it just right. And whilst she has moments when she seems to disappear from view, at the moment Kate Moss is extremely visable. A cover for Spanish Vogue, along with some rather risque photographs, show that the ultimate Supermodel has no intention of relinquishing her career just yet, whilst a coveted Vanity Fair cover and interview from the notoriously silent star have filled the tabloids with a dozen stories regarding the Johnny Depp years and have just added to our fascination with Kate.

Kate has also hit the promotion trail for the Kate Moss book, a beautiful coffee table bible dedicated to a cacophany of stunning images taken of Kate over the years. This has given Kate watchers the opportunity to admire, once again, her innate ability to always look just right in any situation.

Marc Jacobs Gold Dress

Damsel in a Dress Aphrodite dress £199 click to visit House of Fraser

Untold Beaded blouson style dress £350 click to visit House of Fraser

East Huge hammered hinged cuff £20 click to vist House of Fraser

Black Cape

Cutie Buckle neck cape coat £45 click to visit Cutie

Aldo Weynild High Boots £160 click to visit House of Fraser

Animal print coat

Mango Animal print faux fur coat £89.99 click to visit House of Fraser

Pied a Terre Palermo clutch bag £54.90 click to visit House of Fraser

Khaki Jumpsuit

 

Marella Embellished jumpsuit £165 click to visit House of Fraser

Therapy Military coat £49 click to visit House of Fraser

 

Kate Moss – still the Most ‘Super’ model

Cover of "Kate"

Cover of Kate

She’s now 37, and lets face it, at times she can look pretty ropey, but Kate Moss proved again this week that in the fashion world,  she is still the ultimate supermodel. In a series of stunning looks, and rocking that sexy new Kate red shade of Rimmel lippy, Kate has proved that when she chooses to, she can light up a camara lens like no-one else. And, in style terms, she is still the one all eyes turn to when she walks into a room.

Kate has had a busy week. The launch of her new Kate lipstick range for Rimmel has seen a whole host of parties and launches, with Kate looking picture perfect in a covetable collection of outfits. Whether it be the little black strapless dress that Kate wore to the launch party that also signified the start of London  Fashion Week (Georgia May Jagger sported a remarkably similar look), or the black strapless catsuit by Azarro that  she wore to her pal Stella McCartney‘s 40th birthday party, Kate shows she is a mistress in the art of party dressing.

 

 

I love that Kate always keeps the accessories to the minimum, rather than adding overfussy adornment to outfits that don’t need them. Some have criticised the catsuit she wore to Stella’s party, but I think this is a very sexy subversion of a traditional party dress. And with her hair glossy and skin glowing, she looked simply beautiful. A version of this catsuit, with halter tie straps, had been worn by Cheryl Cole on the X Factor, but to much lesser effect due to a very fussy side plait in her hair, and far too elaborate ankle strap shoes.

Earlier in the week, Kate had taken part in the promotional tour for the Kate lipsticks. I adored the great grey jersey look she wore for that event, it was a very smart daytime look, and that grey shade was a striking contrast to the red of her lips. And the new advert also showcases the rock chick side of Kate, with her Britpop style Union Jack guitar.

Kate may have her detractors, but in my eyes she is the ultimate model, beautiful, luminescent and stylish. I love to see her looks, and look forward to what her next outfit will be. She is still the Ultimate London Girl (Sorry Alexa..) and it is her London look that is emulated by so many.

Altuzarra revivies the Grunge Glamour of 90s Mossy.

Day photographed Kate Moss for her first Vogue...

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It seems fitting in that in the year which sees the 20th anniversary of the grunge scene that so revitalised 1990s music, Altuzarra would produce a collection for Autumn/Winter 2011 that celebrates the grungy glamour of throwing a parka over your  prettiest party dress. The inspiration for this collection? Kate Moss off course!

Now, think back to the early days of Grunge, which juxtaposed the start of the career of the woman destined to be the most infamous supermodel of them all. Grunge music bought grunge fashion – Courtney Love in her torn nighties and Doc Marten boots and Babes in Toyland in 1960s dresses and parkas. Then along came Kate Moss, the waif-like model in stringy vests and multi-coloured underwear, immortalised in a series of pictures by Corinne Day. The epitome of grunge styling…and then she met Johnny Depp. They were the most beautiful couple in the world, and Kate now wore glittering vintage dresses, bt she continued to throw a parka or leather jacket over the top.

This is the style that Altuzarra has tapped into this season. He says he worked with images of Kate Moss tapped to his mood board. Images of the supermodel dressed in beautiful gowns, and in parkas. The new collection oozes with grunge glamour. Pretty diaphanous gowns dressed down with boots, and parkas, and other anoraks that would look more at home in Antarctica than in Bungalow 8.

I just love this collection, as someone who used to go out in a vintage nightdress and cherry red Doc Martens could. It is nostalgia of the highest order, the sort  that makes you want to dig out that copy of Nevermind and shake your hair like its 1991…