by Lauren

in the news: farewell robin williams

August 12, 2014 in news by Lauren

Robin Williams

Today the world lost a star so bright and full of life that it’s hard to believe. And while on the outside, Robin Williams was brimming with humour and warmth, we learn today that inside he may have been losing a battle.

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by Lauren

in the news: buy victoria beckham’s clothes

August 5, 2014 in fashion, news by Lauren

Victoria Beckham has teamed up with The Outnet for the mother of all sales – which makes sense, given the proceeds will be going to charity mothers2mothers!

That’s right, Mrs Beckham has selected over 600 pieces from her personal wardrobe to auction on 20-25 August, including hats, shoes, bags, jewelry, designer ready-to-wear, costume pieces, coats, skiwear and evening dresses. (Let’s take a moment to contemplate the fact that she has 600 items to sell – I have serious wardrobe envy!) The designers of the items read like a veritable who’s who of the fashion world: Roberto Cavalli, Alexander McQueen, Roland Mouret… the list goes on!

But let’s not forget this is for charity, and such a worthy one at that. The funds raised will help mothers2mothers’ Mentor Mothers reach even more HIV-positive mothers with critical health education and support, to stay healthy and protect their babies from HIV infection.

You need to register if you want the chance to take part in the auction. Watch the video below to learn more.

by Lauren

in the news: barbie joins linkedin

July 2, 2014 in news by Lauren

Barbie has joined LinkedIn

It seems Barbie is not content with ruling the toy boxes of girls the world over – now she wants to take over the corporate world!

As part of her newest career, Entrepreneur Barbie has joined career networking site LinkedIn. It seems she’s just launched a new company – Dream Incubator – where she is a consultant, “helping girls around the world play out their imagination, try on different careers, and explore the world around them”. Sounds like a great job to me!

Barbie’s LinkedIn page also highlights a range of female entrepreneurs, including Reshma Saujani from Girls Who Code, Jennifer Hyman & Jenny Fleiss from Rent The Runway, and Deborah Jackson from Plum Alley, to inspire girls to break through the “plastic ceiling”.

Barbie’s page doesn’t include a resume listing all of her previous careers (perhaps she’s worried she’ll be judged for being a job-changing, Gen-Y at heart!) but if you want to see the full list of her past exploits, Buzzfeed can help you out.

by Lauren

in the news: julian assange hits the catwalk

June 30, 2014 in fashion, news by Lauren

Ben Westwood models his Julian Assange collection (Photo: Ben Westwood)Julian Assange is… a model?

That’s right, the Wikileaks founder is going to make his catwalk debut for Ben Westwood (son of Vivienne, that is) during London Fashion Week in September.

Of course, that means the show has to take place within the walls of the Ecuadorian Embassy, where Assange has been living since the country granted him asylum.

Ben Westwood said the inspiration for the clothes in the show was Assange himself and his combat/beret look. Apparently one of the designs even features a “Julian Assange print”. Check out the designer modeling the collection (right).

Read more at the Daily Mail.

by Lauren

in the news: it’s a prince!

July 22, 2013 in news by Lauren

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their new baby (Photo: PA)Congratulations today to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the arrival of their little prince!

In case you missed it (do you live under a rock? Or were you just using The Guardian’s republican view?), the Duchess was admitted to hospital early this morning.

Maternity clothing manufacturers might be lamenting the Duchess no longer being a walking billboard for their wares, but her old faithful brands will welcome her back with open arms.

The big question? Not what the littlest royal will be named, but what will his mother wear to face the hospital press pit tomorrow! Any thoughts?

UPDATE 23 July: The Duchess wore bespoke Jenny Packham – check out the gorgeous photo of the Cambridges (right).

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