by Lauren

in the news: the devil wears prada sequel is coming

May 31, 2012 in entertainment by Lauren

I love The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger – I own the book in two languages and have seen the film adaption starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway more times than I can count – so I’m very excited by the news out of Camp Weisberger today.

The author and former Vogue assistant is in the process of writing a sequel to the novel, due out April 2013.

Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns picks up eight years after the original novel. According to Entertainment Weekly, Andy is now editing The Plunge, the hottest bridal magazine around, alongside Emily (yes, the former first assistant is now her BFF). While Andy is planning her own wedding to Max, a handsome media scion, she remains haunted by her impeccably heeled former boss — and the magazine world being as small as it is, it’s only a matter of time before she hears the dreaded syllables “Ahn-dre-ah!” again.

Are you as excited as I am to read the new novel? And can we dare to dream of a film sequel reuniting the original cast?

by Lauren

the queen’s jubilee = british sales!

May 31, 2012 in fashion by Lauren

This weekend marks the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and to celebrate, many of my favourite British retailers are putting on some smashing deals. Here are a few I know about – if you know of any more, leave a comment!

Anthropologie: It’s not a British brand but shoppers using the EU site get the benefit of 30% off a selection of tea-party appropriate items until Tuesday. My pick is the Inkjet Halter Dress (now €126.40) or, if you can pull it off, the sunny Cascading Waves Dress (now €176.80).

ASOS: Our favourite British online retailer is offering 20% off selected brands until 9am Wednesday. There are so many items to choose from, including a range of British inspired items like Motel’s Union Jack Dress (right).

Dorothy Perkins: The cheap and cheerful high street store is offering up to 30% off everything. My favourite bargain is the Blue Butterfly Shift Dress (now £25.20)

Reiss: A favourite of the newest royal, Reiss is offering 10% off everything today only. Even better, the discount coincides with the addition of some new sale stock as well as the free shipping offer. I’ve already snapped up the gorgeous Rita Dress (now £95.40).

Whistles: Another of the Duchess’ picks is currently offering 20% off dresses. The Clara Lace Pleated Dress (now €185) would be perfect for high tea.

Keep calm and carry on? Not likely with these bargains! Happy shopping!

by Lauren

friday film: a therapy

May 25, 2012 in fashion by Lauren

I think it’s great that so many fashion labels have started putting out short films to promote their collections and today’s is one of the best I’ve seen so far.

A Therapy from Prada stars Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley, and was directed by Roman Polanski. It’s fabulous to watch and it will give you a giggle for your Friday morning – enjoy!

by Lauren

(almost) at the movies: the great gatsby

May 23, 2012 in movies by Lauren

We’ve been waiting a while for this trailer to land and today, it’s finally here!

The upcoming release of The Great Gatsby is directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars Leonardo diCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Macguire, and it’s lined up to be the biggest release of the 2012 holiday season.

I’m excited to see the costumes look as incredible as I’d hoped, but with Catherine Martin at the helm, I had no doubts. Stay tuned for a fashion inspiration post, because the film has already been influencing the catwalk months before its release.

What do you think of the slick, art-deco influenced trailer? Are you looking forward to the film as much as I am?

The Great Gatsby will be released on 25 December in the US, 26 December in the UK and 10 January 2013 in Australia.

by Lauren

what’s on: ballgowns: british glamour since 1950

May 19, 2012 in fashion by Lauren

If you’re in London over the next few months, be prepared for the onslaught of fabulous exhibits timed to coincide with the Olympics.

The one I’m most excited about is Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 at the V&A. The exhibit features more than 60 gowns designed by such names as Alexander McQueen, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Erdem, John Galliano and Bruce Oldfield.

The gowns themselves have been worn by famous faces including Diana, Princess of Wales, Bianca Jagger, Elizabeth Hurley and Beyoncé.

Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 opens today and runs through until 6 January 2013 at the V&A Museum. Entry to the exhibit is £10 (though the rest of the museum is free to enter anytime).

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