Ahead of her time in not just her dress sense, she lived an unconventional life with a string of admirers including the Duke of Westminster. Though she came from humble beginnings, she counted Salvador Dali, Winston Churchill, Elizabeth Taylor and a host of celebrities and socialites among her friends.
The fashion and beauty industries inhabit a world where images are necessarily glamorous and above all youthful and where they are not, those images are either digitally altered or used to shock and provoke. But, I would suggest, there is another way.
As with any career, the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult, and design is no different. There is no definitive set of rules when embarking on a career in the creative, but there are many ways to strengthen your case. I've created a list of four tips that are easy to implement, no matter your current status, and will help assist you on your journey to design success.
The world is a different place, modelling agencies adapted to the change so maybe it's time everyone else did too. With the internet being such an integral part of all our lives almost everyone in business is now operating in a global marketplace
In the UK at present their are only two models with disabilities signed to major agencies and no UK brand that regularly uses disabled models in their campaigns. Why should disability in fashion still be allowed to be seen as a one-off, or as a publicity stunt?
LookBooker Giorgia Rossi and Renee Robbie met while working together at global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. They share a passion f...
This would inform people, spark an interest from a young age, and give a scope for creativity that is not currently present, without forcing people to solely study fashion. I am not putting other arts down, I am trying to bring fashion up to a similar position, and it is my belief that, with these changes in attitude and procedure, this is a very real possibility.
When I read that this year's Bright New Things at Selfridges were going to be some of the earliest pioneers of responsible fashion, I couldn't wait to take a look. Buried deep in the heart of the esteemed labyrinth, they were scattered, their innovation tightly controlled in neatly compact displays.
Being a disabled young woman and model can at times be disheartening. Living a life that is a daily physical struggle is hard-going. Having to think through all the smallest little details before even leave the house is itself exhausting at times.
I can still remember that amazing feeling after I had organised the wall of clothing labels last year. I was surprised by the huge amount of support I got, from friends old and new! It got me thinking about how lots of small revolutions, based locally, but part of a global movement, could really be the key to a real revolution.
Like many countries, Algeria prides itself in an array of traditional clothing, each with a unique history. For both men and women, the existence of t...
Since the publication of my first book and the release of the Advanced Style documentary, it's been quite an adventure. From Sydney to Tokyo, Rome to Buenos Aires, I have had the privilege to meet some incredibly dressed and inspirational ladies and gentleman who continually astound me with their wisdom, creativity, and vitality.
A Burberry trench tied at the waist leans on the sexier side of life, of course, accentuating the sinuous curves of the female form; but there is a coat for all moods, whether it be shearling, simply oversized, a cape, or military style.
Designers from Craig Green to Fendi are busy sending sleepwear-inspired collections for next winter down the runways of London and Milan - 'to sleep perchance to dream' - and while they do so there are a bunch of people getting ready to actually live their dreams - and they're going to be looking pretty nifty as they do it.
Entrepreneurs across design, film, television, music, fashion, theatre, advertising and videogames tend to be different from entrepreneurs in other se...
In an attempt to refine the information overload, I have picked the articles that I think are most engaging; voices that will both inspire and anger; brands worthy of attention; and concepts that will encourage reflection on this industry and how we interact with it. Here are the five topics that dominated the discussion: