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Burberry Christmas Campaign Celebrates Founder in Star-Studded Campaign

7 Nov

Burberry’s Christmas campaign video starring Domhnall Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Lily James and Dominic West celebrating founder Thomas Burberry and the 160th anniversary of the brand is the mini-series I now want to see.burberryCrossing the lines of fact and fiction there are Burberry’s real contributions including the now iconic trench-coat, which begun life in the actual trenches. Burberry as provided Sir Ernest Shackleton with clothing fit for polar exploration; Dominic West plays Shackleton in this trailer and you can see the real man wearing Burberry here. Both romantic love interests played by Sienna Miller and Lily James are romantic constructions of the campaign and Miller gets to dramatically sashay away in a caped hooded stunner while James’ character Betty Dawson is inspired by Betty Kirby-Green. In 1937 Kirby-Green flew in Burberry clothing and in a plane sponsored by Burberry alongside A.E. Clouston on a round trip from England to Cape Town breaking records.

Burberry chief creative and chief executive officer, Christopher Bailey explains that:

“This Christmas, as we celebrate our 160th anniversary we wanted to tell the story of Thomas Burberry – pioneer, inventor, innovator, and the man behind the iconic trench coat – in our own words. The film we have made is a brief glimpse inspired by his full and extraordinary life, which threaded its way through the history of the twentieth century in all its tumultuous highs and lows. To do justice to this story, we turned to a team of truly great twenty- first century British talent: Asif Kapadia, a director whose work I admire enormously, and a cast of our brightest and our best actors: Domhnall Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Dominic West and Lily James.”

Watch the trailer below and start wondering which network/streaming platform would be best suited for the mini-series of Thomas Burberry.

Oscar 2015 Red Carpet Highlights Part 2 – Classic (with a twist)

23 Feb

The Oscar red carpet rundown continues (Part 1 is here) and here are some stunning takes on classic black and white designs (with some blue thrown into the mix).

LupitaLast year Lupita Nyong’o dominated award season and became the red carpet queen. Even when she isn’t nominated she still makes a jaw dropping entrance in a Calvin Klein Collection pearl dress.

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep not only had one of the reactions of the night (see end of post) but this is quite possibly my favorite ever Meryl Oscar look (and there have been many) in custom Lanvin. The tuxedo jacket kicks it off and the rest is just as chic.

Margot RobbieThis is somehow both demure and super sexy. Plus Margot Robbie’s Saint Laurent manages to incorporate a sheer element that doesn’t make me sigh with sadness. Amazing crimson lip color bonus points.

Reese WitherspoonThe #AskHerMore campaign is something I am all for (yes I am aware this might sound contradictory while I write this roundup) and the Fug Girls (Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan) eloquently sum up how I feel about Reese Witherspoon not answering the ‘who are you wearing?’ standard Q “#askhermore is great, but it’s ALSO okay to ask/say who you’re wearing. You got it for free. It’s a transaction. Tip your server.” Reese, your Tom Ford dress is stunning as was your performance in Wild.

Sienna MillerA beautiful Oscar de la Renta gown for Sienna Miller with bow and sequin detail.

Cate BlanchettAs with Lupita, Cate Blanchett is a winner from last year doing the presenter version of a stunning gown. The Maison Margiela Couture dress by itself would veer towards classic but dull and it is the Tiffany & Co necklace that really lets this outfit sing.

Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne is adorable as seen here and when he won Best Actor. He also continues to wow with his suit choices and for the Oscars Redmayne wears Alexander McQueen, as does Hannah Bagshawe making this ‘His and Hers High Fashion.’ Plus there is only a slight hint of the Redmayne lean.

Leaving you with this while I catch up on sleep:



BAFTA Television Awards 2013

13 May

Last night at London’s Southbank Centre the 2013 BAFTA television awards took place and the best of British television (and Made in Chelsea) was celebrated.

Olivia Colman with two TV Baftas

The incredible Olivia Colman took home two awards for very different roles; Best Supporting Actress for Jimmy McGovern’s Accused and Best Female in a Comedy Programme for the Olympic satire Twenty Twelve. Colman is an incredibly versatile actress showing that she can excel in both comedy and drama and I’m glad to see her honored for both of these roles. Colman dedicated one of these awards to co-star Anne Marie Duff coming up with a wonderful hybrid name for them “Annmoliviacolmuff.” Coleman looked stunning in an aubergine Vivienne Westwood gown as she collected both awards.

In the other drama categories Shakespeare was a big hit with The Hour’s Ben Whishaw winning for his portrayal of Richard II and Simon Russell Beale won in the supporting category for playing Falstaff in Henry IV Part 2. Whishaw spoke backstage to the BBC about the positive reception to this venture and why Shakespeare is still important to a wide audience “Of course he didn’t write plays for a few people – he was writing for mass audience, so I think it’s very important that television touches on all the great literature in the world.”

Sienna Miller

A couple of surprises include both of the HBO/BBC joint ventures Parade’s End and The Girl going home with nothing. Sienna Miller showed once again that she can work a red carpet (after being one of the only actresses to truly get the punk theme at last week’s Met Gala) in a Matthew Williamson mint green dress that reflects the era and her role as Tippi Hedren in The Girl. Miller might not have won the big prize but she did win in the fashion stakes.

The Best International category has been dominated by Danish shows over the past few years with both the excellent Borgen and Forbrydelsen taking home the big prize. The Bridge couldn’t recapture the Scandinavian magic and this year saw Girls beat out Homeland and Game of ThronesGame of Thrones still managed to scoop a prize as it won the public voted Radio Times Audience Award.

Clare Balding

The Special Award of the night went to Clare Balding; Olympic and Paralympic presenter and all round amazing woman. Balding’s speech touched upon everything that made 2012 such a special year and I can’t think of anyone else more deserving.

For a full list of winners head here.

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