Mimi’s Fashion Round Up

BATD ON Feb 04, 2009 AT 2:05 pm

Happy 50th Barbie

Happy 50th Barbie

Becoming Barbie
Barbie will surely have a stocked closet for her 50th birthday. Mattel is celebrating the legendary doll’s birthday this year by commissioning 50 designers to showcase adult-size creations inspired by her. The looks — by such designers as Tory Burch, Calvin Klein, Bob Mackie, Vera Wang, Donna Karan and Diane von Furstenberg — will be unveiled in a runway presentation at the tents in Bryant Park on, fittingly enough, Valentine’s Day. Will Ken be there?

Mount Street – is this our favourite street?
Scotts, Marc Jacobs, George and now another oh-so chic designer is setting up shop there. Joining the likes of Lanvin, Balenciaga and Christian Louboutin, Goyard, the French brand known for its distinctive chevron-splashed leather goods, is due to set up shop on London’s fashionable Mount Street this summer. According to a house spokeswoman, who confirmed the brand will be based in a Victorian building situated at number 116. Goyard already owns two stores in Paris and one store in San Francisco.

Noel Clarke in  Aquascutum

Noel Clarke in Aquascutum

Aquascutum at the BAFTAS
Aquascutum, the British luxury label that once dressed film stars such as Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant, is going back to its silver screen roots. For the second year, Aquascutum is the official men’s stylist for the Orange British Academy Film Awards, which take place this Sunday night. The label will dress nominees including Dev Patel, the star of “Slumdog Millionaire”; actor, writer and director Noel Clarke, and the label’s guests at the awards, actors Jamie Dornan and Nicholas Hoult. The partnership with the Baftas will continue until at least 2011.

Stella in Dubai
Stella McCartney is making inroads in the Middle East, and will have six stores in the region by the middle of this year. This week, the designer will open her first store in Dubai, which follows the recent opening of units in Bahrain and Kuwait. A location in Qatar will follow later this month, while Jeddah and Riyadh are due to open this spring. Stella has her eye on the money.

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