So what's been going on in the world of fashwan this week? Well, we've seen the stars out in force for Couture Fashion Week in Paris as well as a zillion wonderous gowns sweeping the catwalk, Lady Gaga bought her boyfriend a £37K backpack and Kate Moss got down to work with Carphone Warehouse. Here are more style snippets you need to know this week...
1. Justin Timberlake's AllSaints Style
Following on from an AllSaints mention in his Suit & Tie tune, it seems Justin Timberlake really is a mega fan of the brand. Yep, the singer is wearing not one but TWO full AllSaints looks in his new video for Tunnel Vision. Pick up the pieces for your man by heading over to www.allsaints.com.
2. Witness The Lulu Guinness Paint Project
Lulu Guinness is set to fuse the worlds of fashion and art by teaming up with digital artist Joseph Steele, dubbed heir to Damien Hirst. The pairing will quite literally be an explosion as, in front of an enraptured audience, the brand and young artist will stage three ‘live’ powerful paint explosions to create one-of-a-kind clutch bags during an event on July 11th. The unique bags will also be signed by a number of VIP attendees before being auctioned on eBay for charity in support of The Art Room. If you don't get the winning bid, fear not because the collection of limited edition clutch bags, each numbered and signed by Lulu and Steele, will go on sale in stores from 12th July.
3. TOMS Celebrate Giving Away 10 Million Pairs Of Shoes
Cool-girl (and boys) pumps company, TOMS, have just announced that they have given away 10 million pairs of new shoes to children in need to date! Wow! (as well as having helped restore sight for 150,000 people globally) via the One for One principle – which means that TOMS match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. Hence One for One – simples! Stars such as Charlize Theron with her charity, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project have collaborated on good works with TOMS and Keira Knightley and Liv Tyler are both fans of the colourful simple shoes.
The next plans for TOMS are for its Giving Partners to hand-place another 10 million pairs on children in need in the next 24 months, working in countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, Argentina and China; aiming to produce more shoes locally, which creates and supports jobs in places where they are needed. What a brilliant cause to support and it couldn’t be easier to do so – you just need to buy a pair of shoes! www.toms.co.uk
4. Antoni & Alison's Archive Sale
If you're loving the '90s comeback that's going on right now, listen up. Antoni & Alison have uncovered a fabulous archive of their T-shirts and are selling them to you lucky lot! They design duo will be holding a sale starting on 9th July with all tees selling for a bargain-tastic £15.
5. Sophie Ellis Bextor Celebrates eBay's Birthday
Can you believe eBay is turning 18 this year? Uh-huh. To celebrate, the auction site has teamed up with musician and self-confessed eBay addict, Sophie Ellis-Bextor. 'eBay is totally addictive,' says SEB. 'I use it for everything from sourcing rare and unique vintage finds for my home and wardrobe to incredibly thoughtful gifts for my family. I’m now an expert in many things thanks to eBay – just ask me anything about 1960s pottery!' eBay has also spruced up their homepage and as of this summer, shoppers can enjoy a personalised curation of products based on their personal interests, brands and trends that match their passions and preferences.