Sunday, 2 September 2007
L.A.M.B. v's Twenty8Twelve
Gwen Stefani - L.A.M.B.
L.A.M.B. started out as a collaboration with LeSportSac in 2004, when Stefani designed a limited collection of handbags and accessories for the handbag manufacturer. The name L.A.M.B. originally referred to Stefani's dog Megaan, whom she called her little "Lamb." Her pet has since passed away. The acronym stands for Love. Angel. Music. Baby. - which is also the name of Gwen's first solo album. Stefani has several times made remarks about her fascination with Japanese street culture and names the teenage girls of Harajuku and Shibuya, Tokyo, as an inspiration for her designs. The first stand-alone L.A.M.B. collection debuted in a New York fashion show in 2005 and has since been produced and distributed throughout North America by Notations, Inc. of Warminster, Pennsylvania.
Sienna Miller - Twenty8Twelve
Sienna Millers first dabble in fashion came when she designed limited edition T-shirts and vests for the 'Little Tee Campaign' for Breast Cancer Care, which raised money for breast cancer research.
In 2006, it was announced that Miller would design a fashion capsule for Pepe Jeans; the project was later expanded to become a complete fashion label. Called Twenty8Twelve, it gets its name from Sienna Miller's date of birth and is financially backed by Pepe Jeans. Miller designed the label's first range with her sister - Savannah Miller and the label is described as being designed simply by 'S.Miller.' The designing duo presented pieces from the range in May 2007. The 80-piece line premiered on July 26, 2007 in New York City. It will debut at Neiman Marcus September 8, 2007, and at Bergdorf Goodman later in the year.
So who shows design talent and who is cashing in?! Both, neither?
Sienna is a bit of a fashion icon in the making - I love her look, and she really styles herself well. Unless she has a stylist. Which I doubt. Sister Savannah is a Central Saint Martins graduate, so there is genuine training and talent behind this collection - check out www.twenty8twelve.com for more about the label - I love the fact that each season a new artist will collaborate with the duo in their collections - It's all about supporting up and coming talent!
Gwen Stefani is also a fashion guru of modern day, famed for her outlandish image and eccentric style - self confessing to love Vivienne Westwood, and this is apparent in her image. Her clothing range L.A.M.B. is a laid back collection of printed graphic tees, rasta hats and even a seperate website for her shoe collection (lambshoes.com).
I love Gwen Stefani, I think her style is really unique and exciting - so when checking out the L.A.M.B range, I was a little, erm, bored really. Nothing that hot happening really.
L by L.A.M.B the fragrance was released this week - a vibrant fragrance that I love, even if it is just a little too 'air freshener'. Nice scent though, I do like it. (Free bracelet if you buy it in Debenhams!)
See www.l-a-m-b.com for more on the range - quite pricey too in my opinion...
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