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An Image a Day

Today my image is…

I love this image of Victoria Beckham, taken by Ellen von Unwerth, with a gorgeous little fluffy puppy. I like how relaxed she is dressed and looks, yet she has styled it up with a fancy, but messy, up do…great weekend casual chic

Hugely successful handbag designer Anya Hindmarch has just launched a range of outerwear for traditional countrywear label Barbour.

The range of outwear is set to bring a new ‘fashion’ crowd to the country persuits brand. The designs are part of the Barbour Autumn Winter 2010 collection which will launch later this year, and is already gaining a huge amoutn of interest from fashion journalists.

The Telegraph reported on the collection, will the following quoted by Anya herself:

“Barbour is an iconic British brand. It is part of my childhood, and the feel and smell of a Barbour waxed jacket is something that evokes home, family and country weekends,” Hinbdmarch said today. “It was fascinating working in the archives, hearing the Barbour stories behind some of the coats, from explorers, military men and heroines.

“It has been fun to add a little Anya Hindmarch style. We have respected the original design but played with the cut, fit and the details. I can’t wait to have mine so I can look less like a “pavement girl” in the country.”

Anya Hindmarch designs a collection of coats for Barbour

This isn’t the first time the heritage brand has try to seek modern twists on thier classic waxed coats. Back in 2007 designers on the first series of Project Catwalk were asked to design a garment for the brand, in keeping with thier brand ethos, while bringing it more up to date with a ‘fashion’ twist. The winner of the week was congratulated with the company putting the design into production, and availabel for sale through thier stores.

Deborah Walker was the lucky winner, with the winning design shown above.

I look forward to seeing what is to come, although I am still a little uncertain…

The Daily Mail yesterday released images of Britney Spears, untouched, from her photoshoot with American brand ‘Candie’s’

Brave move: Britney Spears has allowed airbrushed images from her shoot to be released along with the original raw photos which show all her imperfections

Brave move: Britney Spears has allowed airbrushed images from her shoot to be released along with the original raw photos which show all her imperfections

I think this is such a brave and courageous move from Britney, and I congratulate her on it. Finally, someone is speaking out wholeheartedly about the way images in magazines are retouched beyond recognition. Although, saying that, there have been a few minor changes, but her face has remained virtually untouched. It is so refreshing to see the extent to which these images are altered to make us, the naive public, realise that people don’t look like they do in magazines in day to day life.

I think Britney looks fab before the retouching. So she has a few bruises on her leg…who cares? Who doesn’t have bruises (mine are from sheer clumsiness!)?!

Well done Britney…I hope this leads to a wave of other celebrities releasing similar images.

An Image a Day

This image of Christina Aguilera may be tiny, but since she released her ‘Stripped’ albumn, where this image is from, I have loved how serene and vulnerable she looks.

An Image a Day

I love this image…I think it is so representative for a mother’s bond and relationship with their child. It is symbolic of protection, nurture, love and care…

This is an image of supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her young baby, Benjamin Rein Brady, for a Vogue’s ‘shape issue’ cover shoot

An Image a Day

Here is today’s image. It is such a strong pose, and she is really establishing her authority. I love the dainty little hat and the cheeky leopard print…

Dior’s New Look, portrayed in this image, was revolutionary and caused a lot of controversy.

Bravissimo = AMAZING!

There is somewhere out there who caters to the more curvaceous women…and even better, the less curvaceous top heavy ladies out there! It was about time!

Now, I have been a fan for many years, but since starting my blog up again I wanted to share this great company with everyone else who may be stuck in an underwear rut, looking for an attractive route out.

Head into one of their stores and they will measure you up the proper way. None of these stuffy, middle aged ladies wrapping a decrepid tape measure around you with cold hands, and handing you an UGLY bra telling you it is the right size (when it clearly isn’t). I went into the Btighton store with my mum, and I was too nervous to be measured, so sat waiting outside. My mum came out raving about it, claiming they were the best fitting bras ever, and she was buying two. I trusted her, so I treid it.

I am forever greatful I tried it. I was, indeed, as everyone always says, wearing the wrong sized bra. COMPLETELY. I thought I was a 32/34, in fact, I was a 28/30. As for the cup size, it went up a lot too. And, in all seriousness, it was the best fitting bra ever. It barely felt as if I was wearing a bra it was so light, yet I felt so supported.

Bite the bullet, get measured for real, and fork out a little bit more for that perfect fit. You will be thankful you did when you are 70 and laughing at all those women who have drooped, while you are nice and perky. All thanks to Bravissimo.

Oooh, they also make wedding lingerie too.