Rachel Zoe launches new collection exclusively at Selfridges.

Stylist Rachel Zoe exits the Bryant Park tents...

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Rachel Zoe is the über stylist to the stars. Known for turning Nicole Richie from a rather cheap looking madam into a boho glamour puss, and also responsible for the red carpet styling of the likes of Mischa Barton, Kiera Knightley, Cameron Diaz and Anne Hathaway, Zoe has a name that is now synonymous with red carpet glamour.

So it is exciting news that Rachel Zoe is about to launch her first fashion collection in the UK this August.  The collection will be exclusively available from Selfridges Oxford Street store, and online at Selfridges.com. The collection will not be available anywhere else in the UK, so this is quite a coup for Selfridges.

So, what is the collection like?  Well, as you can expect from the Zoe, this collection firmly has its feet in the 1970s. Gorgeous sequined shift dresses nestle alongside amazing capes that look like they belong to Faye Dunaway circa Network 1976. There are boho inspired maxis and fabulous winter coats trimmed with wool and fur. There is also a nod to the androgynous styles that are a big story for next season, with tuxedos and shirts that show mannish tailoring at its best.

 

Rachel Zoe comments on the collection, “I wanted androgyny and the powerful woman look. I’ve grown up a lot. I wanted an amazing white tuxedo for under £650 and a cocktail dress for under £300… It’s very Jane Birkin-y, Anjelica Huston-y and Bianca Jagger-y.”

 

This is an amazing collection, with lots of investment pieces avaialable. Prices range from £165 -£580.

 

 
 

 

 
 

 
 
 

 


 
 

Cannes – Final Fashion moments.

The Cannes film festival is at an end, and this year has been more starry than ever. Brad and Angelina, best actress winner Kirsten Dunst, Penelope Cruz and Johnny Depp, Uma Thurman, Gwen Stefani..the list has been a-list all the way. And the clothes have been amazing – some amazingly bad if truth be told. Here is the final Cannes fashion round-up.

Kirsten Dunst looked wonderful in a mustard yellow dress by Chloe whilst promoting her film ‘Melancholia’, for which she was awarded the Palme D’or. This look was worthy of an award itself, for its total freshness and sunshine quality. I was less impressed with the Rodarte gown worn on the red carpet. The fit was amazing, but it just sort of resembled a 70s lampshade. Her grooming though, was immaculate.

Milla Jovovich looked like she was channelling the spirit of Garbo and Hepburn in this 1930s looking dress by  Prada.Retro bangs completed one of my favourite looks this season. She continued the retro vibe in slinky Versace at the AMFAR benefit.

Socialite Tamara Beckwith failed to impress in the sort of dress that usually turns up in ‘Come Dancing’. Cut to the naval and really cheap looking,with a sloppy ponytail – this said ‘fail’ on all counts.

Naomi Campbell had some varied fashion moments at Cannes this year. But she looked truly beautiful in this burgundy tiered dress by Azzedine Alaia which looked beautifully elegant. Less successful was the Country and Western inspired Givenchy dress which is just missing the Stetson.

Pregnant women desperate for sex puts on some saucy undies, maybe to induce labour. That is the only description I could give to Charlotte Gainsbourgs outfit. Brave, but ultimately uncomfortable viewing – and I’ve had a child!

Classic black dresses can are a red carpet staple, and I loved the one worn by Clemence Poesy from Chanel, and was also surprised by a groomed and glamorous Mischa Barton, frankly looking better than she has looked for a long time.

There was a tale of two rock queens. Gwen Stefani looked groomed and gorgeous in one of her own LAMB designs, whilst Courtney Love looked a half undressed, dishevelled mess on the red carpet.

I loved Uma Thurman in dove grey Chanel with romantic  roses around the neckline, but I wish she hadn’t worn the flat sandals – I think they jarred with such an exquisite dress.

Was Dasha Zhukova wearing Princess Beatrice’s hat by any chance?

Love the ethereal princess feel of Zhang Ziyi in this beautiful gown at the Elle and Dior party.Top marks to in posing on a colour coordinating staircase.

But am totally surprised by the normally sartorially wonderful Claudia Schiffer looking so cheap in dodgy Dolce and Gabbana. Leave this look to Rihanna, Claudia.