Shooting in Milano with beautiful Italian model Fiorella Dominici, wearing a Basler Fashion dress from Germany designed by Scot Brian Rennie, by me, Thomas Salme from Sweden. A big international mix.
Dominici is 22, a graduate in economics, Russian and English at Cattolica University. She is still studying in order to graduate in international management. Her slogan is: ‘positive thinking and âŠ believe in your own skills and capabilities more than in social connections.’
The designer of this beautiful yellow dress is Brian Rennie. He has been called the ‘designer with the Hollywood gene’ and the ‘king of couture’ by some. He outfitted Kim Basinger for the Academy Awards, designed a wedding dress for Jennifer LĂłpez and counted Princess Diana among his clients, according to his official bio.
Rennie studied fashion at the Royal College of Art, and joined Escada after completing his studies. He was there for over 20 years, and rose to the rank of head designer.
As creative director of Basler Fashion, his clothes carry what the company calls a ‘distinctive design signature. Ăsthetically outstanding and consistently feminine, they are primarily created to flatter women and to beautify them. Passion and originality characterize the designs of Brian Rennie.’âThomas Salme
We recently mentioned that the Milano exhibition to accompany The Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld had new works, so that those attending in the Italian fashion capital would not feel they were getting a second-hand collection that had already done the rounds in Tokyo, New York, London, Paris and Berlin.
To whet our appetites of the shoot Karl Lagerfeld did with Keira Knightley, Diane Kruger, Carla Bruni, Carole Bouquet and others in his studio in January 2013, Chanel has released a single image of Kruger reinterpreting the house’s little black jacket.
Some 20 international celebrities and ‘close friends of the house’ participated.
The exhibition, held at the Rotonda di via Besana (at the via Enrico Besana, 12), opens April 4, with entry free to the public from April 6 to 20. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. At the same time, displays at Chanelâs via SantâAndrea boutique will show jackets from the springâsummer 2013 ready-to-wear collection.
Dubai is the next destination after Milano. More can be found at www.thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com.
Who had the best dresses at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards?
Ones rated most highly by ITN were Nicole Kidman in her Antonio Berardi springâsummer 2013, fresh off the catwalks; Tina Fey in Vivienne Westwood; Claire Danes in Jeanne Lanvin, showing that one can accommodate a baby bump with glamour. In a nautical theme, Heidi Klum wore a sea-foam Alexandre Vauthier, with a plunging neckline and showing plenty of leg through a thigh-high slash; and Sofia Vergara was in a marine mood showing off her curves in a Zuhair Murad gown complete with a mermaid tail look.
ITN is less delighted with January Jones and Kelly Osborne, both in Zac Posen; Hayden Panettiere in Marchesa; and Christina Hendricks in Christian Siriano.
Other stars attending the Emmys include Michelle Dockery in Louis Vuitton; Archie Panjabi in Randi Rahm, Maria Menounos in Oliver Tolentino, Betsy Brandt in David Meister, and Jane Levy in Pamella Rolandâall resplendent in blue. Cat Deeley wore an eye-catching, red Tadashi Shoji, while Morena Baccarin wore Basil Soda. Julie Bowen attended wearing a fluorescent yellow Monique Lhuillier, while Amy Poehler donned a black Stella McCartney gown. Julianne Hough wore a Georges Hobieka Couture gown in a similar shade to Klum’s.
Meanwhile, David Babaii has revealed how Kidman got her hair look, using IT&LY Pure Water Drops Serum followed by a spritzing of IT&LY’s Pure Texture to wet hair and created a centre part. Next, he used his IT&LY blowdrier with the nozzle attachment to finish the drying process. IT&LY Pure Water Drops was used again prior to using a styling iron, then he used the company’s Racing Red one-inch Digital Iron and divided hair into three parts again: top, sides and back. Starting at the nape area and taking small sections at a time, he combed the hair before running the flat iron through. By sectioning the hair one has total control over the style. To finish, he sprayed IT&LY Pure Definition Hairspray on a toothbrush and ran it over the top hairs to give it a light hold.
Don’t forget, too, that Lucire Home had a great piece this weekend on Emmy Award parties and how to re-create that Emmy mood at home.