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Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Coddington The Hero

Fashion hot mess’s favourite unlikely hero of 2009 is without a doubt Grace Coddington following the release of the Vogue documentary “The September Issue” in September 2009. The documentary followed the legendary Vogue editor Anna Wintour and her team in the making of the 2007 September issue of American Vogue which was to date the magazines biggest publication with a weight of over four pounds and a $300 billion impact on the worldwide fashion industry.

The documentary was due to centre around Wintour and melt the ice maiden reputation with which she has been labeled. An unlikely hero emerged when the film was released and was well documented online and elsewhere. Grace Coddington, the creative director at American Vogue once model and junior editor at British Vogue, emerged as the loveable character and unlikely hero – the role which Wintour so desired. Ironically Coddington initially declined to be filmed in “The September Issue” and relented only at the request of Wintour.

“At the eye of this annual fashion hurricane is the two-decade relationship between Wintour and Grace Coddington, incomparable Creative Director and fashion genius. They are perfectly matched for the age old conflict between creator and curator. Through them we see close-up the delicate creative chemistry it takes to remain at the top of the ever-changing fashion field.”
Grace Coddington indisputably triumphs as the victor of the unlikely hero in 2010 in the eyes of fashion hot mess. An individual who can stand up to a woman who is renowned as one of the most “scary” in the industry is one who will immediately deserve respect.

On no account to criticize the genius that Wintour possess and channels into the fashion world, but Grace Coddington is unquestionably the hero for fashion hot mess in 2009.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Lash in 2010

New Years Eve celebrations signals the arrival of new fabulous party wear and as much glitter and glam as a fashion hot mess wishes

No matter how much glitter and glam a fashion hot mess has, there is never too much on NYE.
Add to your NYE party look with false eye lashes

One of the favourites for fashion hot mess is lashes by Japenese cosmetics Shu Uemura

Lash in 2010 fashion hot messes


Fashion Event Glasgow 2010

Monday, 28 December 2009

Happy New Year

♥ Happy New Year ♥

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Prada Transformer

The Prada Transformer designed by Rem Koolhaas and funded by Prada in Seoul and South Korea is Fashion Hot Mess next on the where to go list. The building can rotate into four different shapes and serves different functions depending on which shape it is in

The four functions are * fashion exhibitions * movie theatre * art exhibitions * special events *

The Prada Transformer was first used for a *fashion exhibition * function in April 2009 "Waist Down Skirts" by Miuccia Prada

No guesses on which function Fashion Hot Mess would like it to have when it is eventually visited!

Juicy Couture Campaign

♥ Juicy Couture Autumn / Winter 2009 / 2010 campaign

Fabulous fashionista concept of wearing the trousers

Wednesday, 23 December 2009


* Merry * Christmas *


* Fashion * Hot * Mess *

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Amsterdam International Fashion Week

Amsterdam International Fashion Week has released a new blog to keep fashion hot messes up to date on news direct from the Netherlands in time for fashion week January 27 - 31 2010

Karl Who?

Karl Lagerfeld's influence has taken to Urban Outfitters

Fashion Hot Mess and it's followers can recreate Lagerfeld's trend for the affordable recessionista price of £55

Another to add to the growing Christmas wish list

Alice In Wonderland

Trailer for Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland has been released

Alice In Wonderland
has influenced the fashion world in many instances

Printemps the Parisien Department store is creating a window display based on the tale and has recruited a selection of fashion names to create dresses inspired by Alice. These include Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen, Maison Martin Margiela and will be displayed during Paris Fashion Week.

Seasonal Style Icons

When you are asked who your style icon is, could you instantly answer one person? I am aware that some individuals have one and only one style icon that influences and inspires their style. However I am also aware that our style icons today either change regularly or we have more than one.

For fashion conscious open minded women who have icons for style there has been on occasion more than one influencing them. If I think back to the past year and who has influenced style in 2009 there have been multiple contenders. Dependent on the time of year there is a certain type of woman influencing styles.

For instance, during the summer the music world clashed with the fashion world throughout festival season. The UK festival bills were undoubtedly ruled by female artists and pop queens. Lady Gaga along with Lily Allen and La Roux – to name a few - were not only influencing our lives with their music but also with their style. Their unforgettable individual style inspired many through outrageous hair and clothing left to us fashionista’s to individually recreate. The female festival line up simultaneously became a style icon line up.

The arrival of autumn welcomed with open arms the start of fashion weeks across the world’s various fashion capitals. Twitter ceaselessly reported from the shows who was there and what they were wearing, as a result confirming that the world’s eyes were evidently not only on the new collections but who wore what to each of the shows.

Each season and event delivers fashion forward icons to influence our style. Fashion is like a sport which we are devoted to and the designers in a way are akin to the sporting teams. The world of sport and fashion do occasionally cross paths; through a sporting event we are provided with fashion savvy individuals ready to step up to the podium and take the gold medal for their inspirational and inspiring iconic style.

One such sporting event which will undoubtedly reward a gold medal in iconic style is the FIFA World Cup which will be held in South Africa in 2010. Along with the international talented footballers competing for the success of winning the most important trophy in football for their country, comes their families and most importantly their wives and girlfriends.

During the last world cup in Germany in 2006, the wives and girlfriends of the football players were as big a focus in the press as the players themselves. Football fans were treated to pictures and analysis of the games, fashion fans were treated to pictures and analysis of the style of the wives and girlfriends. Two of those who undoubtedly had a significant influence with fashion were Victoria Beckham and Cheryl Cole. Their glamour and style were inspirational and catapulted them to winning the style icon podium place. Both women continue to inspire, from gracing the front covers of major fashion publications to designing their own clothing range, and are forerunners in influential fashion and maintaining their style icon status.

So South Africa 2012 – who will be the conquer all and become the season’s style icon?

Watch this space.

Continue to be open minded with your style icons.

Continue to be *fashion* hot* messy*

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Lady Gaga by Nick Knight

Lady Gaga shot by Nick Knight at Somerset House Sunday December 6

As part of Nick Knight's 100 portraits for iD Magazine's 30th Anniversary

Follow the Live Project here :

Nick Knights talent and inspiration will keep you occupied as we eagerly anticpate the publication of iD


Henry Holland for Charity

The Fabulous Henry Holland for the charity War Child has designed these exclusive Tshirts

More than affordable even during a recession and when we should be shopping for others ...

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Chanel Pre-Fall 2010 Collection

Shanghai December 3 2009:
Against the backdrop of the city skyline Karl Lagerfeld introduced to the Chanel Pre-Fall 2010 Collection.

Recessionistas do not cross your thigh high boots off your what to wear list - Lagerfeld has given the green light for their inclusion in our Fall 2010 wardrobe!

If you do not already have a pair, Christmas is around the corner ...

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Aspiring Models!

Sinclair Model Management

Sinclair Model Management is one of Glasgow's leading fashion, event staff and commercial Modelling Agency. Based in Glasgow, Scotland they work with some of the biggest brands in the world.

Delicious Studios Glasgow

Welcome to Glasgow Photography, Glasgow Fashion Photographers and Model Portfolio Photographers and Headshot Photography - Delicious Studios Glasgow.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

James Clark MUA - backstage Sinclair Models fashion show

I joined James before Tuesday’s Sinclair models fashion show and he was taking full charge of the organisation of the backstage. He had 24 models – twenty female and four male – each to make up and style. He was consistent with the make up look on each of the models which was dictated by the clothes supplied by two fabulous local boutiques – Osiris and Wish. The make up look he created was smoky eyes with a pink rouge lip colour.

It is obvious James is devoted to his career and takes it incredibly

seriously. As a makeup artist he fulfils more than you would expect in his job description and together with fellow make up artist Mera Finlayson, he managed the styling and dressing of all of the models as well as their make up. Once the show began James was on hand backstage to touch up the models and as a result missed the opportunity to see the beautiful models exhibiting fantastic his work.

See the pictures for the fabulous man himself in action!

If you do not already when you are at a fashion show or see a model, take a glittering moment to appreciate the work and effort that is put in

behind the scenes to create this perfect look.