If you haven’t had chance to check out the Design Museum’s latest exhibition, Women Fashion Power yet, now’s your chance. We’re giving away 2 tickets! All you need to do is head to Twitter, retweet and prepare to channel your inner girl boss.
Designed by stellar architect Zaha Hadid, the show spans 150 years of empowering female fashion; from ouch-inducing corsets and intricately beaded flapper dresses, to ’60s shifts and skinny suits. Alongside some amazing pieces of historic and iconic clothing – worn by some of the most influential women – the exhibition showcases a 7 screen video installation from ShowStudio’s Ruth Hogben, featuring one-off interviews with the likes of Charlotte Olympia and Roksanda Ilincic about their ultimate power pieces. We particularly enjoyed being introduced to the world of beach pyjamas (yes, they’re a thing) and some incredible retro M&S advert footage when we headed down last week. Sound like your cup of tea? Head on over to Twitter.
In need some winter coat inspiration? Look no further than birthday girl, mum to Kate Hudson and all round retro style icon Goldie Hawn. To celebrate her 69th big day, we’re taking note of her timeless cold-weather style.
1. Crisp camel
Photo: Moviestore Collection/REX
A woollen, tailored number is essential for looking sharp whilst keeping cosy. Goldie rocked hers on the set of 1971 movie, The Heist.
2. Fabulous fuzz
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. Photo: Keith Butler/REX
Floor length faux fur is the ultimate coat statement, and this season’s colourful printed options are the ideal cover-up for your party dress.
3. Perfect parka
Photo: Phillip Jackson/Daily Mail/REX
Goldie donned her classic parka to film the 1980 comedy Private Benjamin. Her shaggy, Alexa style hairdo is still a great accompaniment.
The Met Gala is undeniably the best party in the fashion calendar, so of course Topshop loves to get involved. This year we created six bespoke gowns for our favourite celeb guests, including Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman, Toni Garnn and Zoe Kravitz… and now the very dresses could be yours!
We’ll be auctioning each celeb dress on eBay from Thursday 27th November, with proceeds going to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. Inspired by the theme of the party, our in-house designers handmade each dress in the style of British Couturier Charles James using top-end materials and with each girl’s personal style in mind. So if you’re after a bespoke, celeb-loved gown in aid of a good cause, it’s time to get bidding!
The Topshop Met Gala dresses will be auctioned on eBay from Thursday 27th November at 7pm GMT to Sunday 7th December at 7pm GMT.
You probably know Kiesza from last summer’s ‘Hideaway’ video, dancing round the city in those now-famous jeans ‘n’ braces. But this month sees her return with single number three – electro hit ‘No Enemiesz’ shows off more of the Canadian star’s moves (not to mention her song writing talents – did you know she’s written for everyone from Jennifer Hudson to Kylie?). Read on as we chat shoes, songwriting and throwing shapes.
How was it shooting the ‘No Enemiesz’ vid?
We shot the video in this big warehouse in New Jersey. The dance routine took 17 hours to shoot – it was physically the most challenging dance I have done so far!
What inspired your outfit in the video?
The shoes were a key element. They were designed by my favourite artist and friend Ed Heck who I am working with currently on a fashion collaboration with.
Have you seen Greg James’ version of ‘Hideaway’?
Yes! It was the very first parody made of ‘Hideaway‘ and it’s still one of my absolute favourites. Greg nailed it. I want to see him do ‘No Enemiesz’ next. This is officially a challenge Greg James!
How does the song writing process work for you?
It’s different every time but I tend to start with a simple chord progression that inspires the melody. Then I usually add lyrics. There aren’t any rules.
You’ve written songs for some of pop’s biggest names. Who’s next?
Being a songwriter, you realise quickly that there is no way to know who you will have chemistry with. I just let my songs find their rightful place and artist. Like the way ‘Go All Night’ that I did with Gorgon City connected with Jennifer Hudson. She brought it to a whole other level.
What else have you got coming up?
My album ‘Sound Of A Woman’ is coming out really soon in the UK and I am currently working on expanding my live show!