Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ungaro Upset

LINDSAY LOHAN has run into yet more criticism following her artistic advisor debut at the house of Emanuel Ungaro - this time from Mr Emanuel Ungaro, the original designer himself.

According to INDEPENDENT.CO.UK, Ungaro - who retired from the label in 2004 - this week told local press at an international film festival in Estoril, near Lisbon, that the actress' "collaboration was a disaster".

"I am furious but I can't do anything about it," the designer said, noting that he feared the fashion house was "in the process of losing its soul".

"This happens to a lot of designers, we were the creators and patrons, responsible for the creation and destiny of our houses. But when we gave up our houses, we gave up our soul," he added.

Just last month Giambattista Valli, former director at Ungaro, confessed how he, too, was unimpressed with Lohan's efforts. He told The Daily: "An actress ought to be an actress, and a fashion designer ought to be a fashion designer. These are their own professions, so everybody ought to concentrate on one thing. I chose, in my life, to be a fashion designer."

Meanwhile, Lohan seems unfazed - having told Sunday Times: "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I didn't expect everyone to be completely loving the collection."





Estethica Advice

ADA ZANDITON, Christopher Raeburn, Goodone, Minna, Nina Dolcetti and The North Circular have been selected as the designers to benefit from the British Fashion Council's new Eco Fashion Mentor Programme.

With the aim to increase opportunities for ethical designers in the mainstream fashion market, the initiative is supported by the London Development Agency. Three industry mentors - brand consultants Susanne Tide-Frater, Yasmin Sewell and buying consultant Bev Malik - will offer advice and support, play an active role with the brands' development and help edit the designers' displays at London Fashion Week.

"I am delighted to contribute to delivering a 360-degree support to estethica's mentoring scheme in its aim to involve ethical fashion stars in London," says Malik.

Founded four years ago by the British Fashion Council, estethica works to showcase the work of designers committed to working eco-sustainably and all designers who showcase have to adhere to at least one of the principles of fair trade, organic or recycling practise

"Introducing this expert mentoring scheme is very important to the British Fashion Council and we strongly believe that it will assist these businesses to strengthen their collections to compete in the mainstream," says Caroline Rush, joint chief executive of the British Fashion Council.

For further information regarding London Fashion Week, visit

YOU SHOULD SEE: All the action from this season's London Fashion Week...


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Fashion Discount List

Latest Fashionista is pleased to announce as an official partners Voucher Alerts, the UK's leading voucher codes website.

If you regularly buy the latest fashion online then you could save money on all your purchases with the help of Voucher Alerts. Voucher Alerts are one of the leading voucher code websites in the UK with discounts and vouchers from over 2500 retailers. Voucher Alerts have delas from all the top fashion retailers including AllSaints, Debenhams, Marks and Spencer, Karen Millen, Top Shop and more.

You can find a full list of fashion discounts for all your favourite stores here.

Signup for exclusive Voucher Alerts and you will be instantly emailed when discount vouchers are available for your favourite online stores. Simply pick what stores you want to be notified for and you will receive custom emails with the latest voucher codes. As many vouchers are only short term, this is the perfect way to make sure you never miss a deal!

Voucher Alerts is a free voucher code service and there is no fee to pay to receive the vouchers. You can also find exclusive prices on the latest games and exclusive special offers from all your favourite stores.

Even more great fashion offers can be found on the discount codes blog.