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Fashion News 5 Hollywood Glamour 6-7 Street Style 8-9 Profile: Christian Dior 10 18-19

Get The Hollywood Look 16-17 Top 10 Hollywood Icons 18-19 Accesories & Beauty


Break Into Hollywood


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The Latest

Fashion News Written by Ciham Messouki

The Hollywood Kate Moss reveals final collection Issue for Topshop Welcome to the era that set timeless trends, brought us iconic legends and glamorous lifestyles. The world of fashion as we know it has been inspired by Hollywood icons that graced the silver screen, these legends proved not only talented actresses but timeless trendsetters that impact the creative inspirations of the world’s top designers today. There effortless and graceful looks inspired women of many generations and have stood out to be remembered as the confident, stylish and undeniable inspirations to every girls wardrobe. Even if you don’t realise it now, many current trends were the mark of these Hollywood stars.

Trend Alert!

Kate Moss is to reveal her final autumn/ winter collection for Topshop this month. The three new collections consist of Kate Iconic, some of the top selling items from her past 14 collections, a vintage-inspired jewellery range and 1 in 50, a range of exclusive pieces. The model has already presented 14 collections for Topshop since its first launch in 2007. This last collection from Moss is 70’s inspired by the models own trend of boho chic. Don’t miss out on the launch on November 2nd, it’s sure to sell out quick. Be sure to check out the launch at Oxford Circus on November 1st.

Events! Vintage Threads

Elbow-length gloves

Marilyn Monroe in How To Marry A Millionaire

Nina Ricci


All over the catwalk for this winter are elegant elbowlength gloves. What better way to celebrate Hollywood legends than with the classic accessory that traditionally complements an evening gown. These elegant lengthy gloves are sure to keep you warm in the cold weather this season, as well as elevate your look to a graceful and chic outfit.

Where: Manchester When: Saturday 6th November 2010 Pink Friday Sisterhood Swish Where: St.Albans, Herts When: Friday 12th November 2010 Mrs Bear’s Clothes Swap Shop Where: Hackney, London When: Saturday 13th November 2010 Launch of Kate’s last collection for Topshop Where: Topshop store in Oxford Circus, London When: 7pm Monday 1st November


The return of Hollywood Glamour Written by Aida Pajko


re you a vintage fashion lover? The Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum in London, is a great place to visit if you have a great interest in fashion, culture and style. Situated in South Kensington, it is one of the largest museums dedicated to art and design. The V&A is known for its beautiful galleries and designs throughout the museum, with inspiration from around the world. Statues and clothes from South Asia, Japan, China, Africa and Europe. As well as the grand costumes and ceramics, the V&A offers and exclusive look into the wardrobe of one of the most inspirational fashion icons in film, Grace Kelly. Not only known for her impeccable dress sense, she was one of the most popular actresses of the 1950’s. The exhibition dedicated to Grace Kelly holds some of the most glamorous gowns known to fashion. It offers people a chance to view various dresses she wore throughout her film career; including her wedding dress and her most recognizable dress she wore to accept her Oscar.

The exhibition shows the evolution of her style, and appeal both in film and fashion. Fashion has been a big influence of Hollywood and the starlets of the silver screen, which has been admired and copied by many. ‘Capture a piece of Grace Kelly’ If you have been inspired by vintage glam, and would love to have a chance to style like Grace Kelly, the V&A allows fashion goers to create their own iconic style. How? You can choose from a variety of books, prints, fashion and accessories inspired by classic Hollywood, with over 6500 images. The images are printed on high quality paper and delivered to your door, from an overview of objects featured at the V&A exhibition. The prints allow you to design your own style from iconic fashions featured in the Grace Kelly exhibition. These images are from different designs featured at the exhibition as well as dresses worn by Grace Kelly, which captures her style as glamorous and elegant. An actress who was and is the muse for many fashion designers today. Her creativeness and talent illuminates and shines with every piece of clothing.

Get an exclusive look into the wardrobe of Grace Kelly” Dress shown at the V&A


Volume has picked a few of the dresses which are inspired by Grace Kelly and ahd showcased at the exhibtion which really capture the style of a fashion era which will never be forgotton. Her style showed that gold, white and black dresses were the trend of that decade awith any actresses joing on board and using these colours for inspiration of their own styles. As the main iconic dresses which we have

Image of dresses taken from the V&A

Image of Grace Kelly

Examples of the clothing and images which can been seen at the V&A Exhibition show the various styles of woman’s fashion from each decade.

found to be the most copied are taken from Audrey Hepburns ‘Little black dress’, Marilyn Monroe’s ‘white dress’ and Grace Kelly’s ‘gold and pink shimmering dresses’. This wouldnt be the return of ’ Hollywood’ glamour without listing the top 5 films which show Grace Kelly at her best. 1. High Society (1956)- Starring along side another familiar face Frank Sinatra, in this up beat musical inspired by jazz music. 2. The Swan (1956)- Starring Alec Guiness, in a story about love and passion.

3. To catch a theif (1955)- Starring another big Hollywood actor Cary Grant, based on a thriller and romance story. 4. Rear Window (1954)- Starring James Stewart, although not a light hearted film still shows Grace Kelly looking stunning and elegant as always. 5. The country girl (1954)- Starring Bing Crosby, in a story about ‘how far should a woman go to redeem the man she loves?’ To visity the V&A gallery and view the dresses worn by 1950’s woman, the details are listed of the opeing times.

V&A Information and Opening times: Victoria and Albert Museum Cromwell Road London SW7 +44 (0)20 7942 2000 Opening times: Daily 10.00-17.30 (last ticket sold 16.45, last entry 17.00) Fridays 10.00-21.30 Exhibition closes 15 minutes prior to the Museum closing. (last ticket sold 20.45, last entry 21.00)


Words and Photography By Munira Hassan

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Keep your look simple and stylish with a cute belt to bring in some colour.


Complete your Chic look with oversized cardigan to stay right on trend.


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Designer Profile Christian Dior... O

By Carly Smith

n the 28th October 2010, supermodel Kate Moss was revealed as the new face of Christian Dior - a brand synonymous with luxury and glamour which has been at the forefront of fashion for over 60 years. According to fashion historian Alexandra Palmer, during the golden age of Hollywood, ‘If a woman was not dressed by Dior she was dressed in a style influenced by Dior’. Not before or since has one person had such influence over what we wear. Christian Dior was born in Normandy, France in 1905. He studied to be an architect before joining the French military in 1927. At the age of 21, with financial support from his family he opened Galerie Jacques, which showed, among others, the work of Salvador Dali. When the Parisian gallery closed, Dior became what Alexandra Palmer calls, ‘a high-class tramp’, with no home of his own he stayed with friends and in 1933 he spent a year in Ibiza. It was not until he returned to Paris, at the age of 30, that he entered the world of fashion. Dior started his fashion career as a freelance sketch artist, selling his ideas to couturiers. He received critical acclaim when he went to work under designer Lucien Lelong. In 1946 fashion journalist Bettina Ballard reported in American Vogue, ‘Lelong has a new designer... whose collection was sensational – full of ideas. His name is Christian Dior’.

After the Second World War American dress designers considered Paris fashion passé. Patriotic Dior single-handily changed their perceptions when it was announced in French Elle in January 1947 that the House of Dior was to open at 30 Avenue Montaigne. On 12 February 1947 the extravagantly feminine first collection was unveiled to fashiondeprived post-war women. Dubbed the ‘New-Look’ by editor of Harper’s Bazaar, Carmel Snow, the line featured corseted waists and lavish lady-like full skirts. The collection caused uproar. Feminists protested against the fashions, believing the look was a step backwards for

women who had worked throughout the war. In Paris dresses were ripped from models at a photo shoot. However, in Europe and North America, women everywhere were emulating Dior’s designs. The New-Look was a success.

In September 1947 Christian Dior expanded into the large and profitable American market with the creation of Dior- New York, Inc. The opening of the first store at 730 Fifth Avenue was attended by leading celebrities including Marlene Dietrich. Dior designed for performers both on and off stage and was head of wardrobe on 25 films including Alfred Hitchcock’s Stage Fright. Dior’s star-studded clientele included Grace Kelly, Margot Fonteyn and Lauren Bacall. Christian Dior suffered a fatal heart attack on 24 October 1957, at a spa in Montecatini, Italy. His 21-year-old design assistant, Yves Saint Laurent took control of the fashion house and celebrated the success of his first collection, which he had created in just nine weeks, in spring 1958. At the time of Dior’s death, the company Christian Dior, Paris accounted for five percent of all French exports. The House of Dior had created 22 collections in just ten years and had reinstated Paris as the home of couture fashion. Christian Dior was a cultural phenomenon and the House of Dior remains one of the most influential fashion houses of all time. Today the brand is as alluring as ever, with over 160 boutiques globally; the opulent designs are still red carpet favourites for celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Madonna and Miley Cyrus. Christian Dior lives on V

Grace Kelly in Dior 1950

Anne Hathaway at Vogue Met Ball 2010

Miley Cyrus at the 2009 Oscars


“Elegance must be the

right combination of distinction, naturalness, care and simplicity”

- Christian Dior

Hollywood Dreams Dress and shoes price on request from Dior

Hollywood inspired fashions to take you from dawn to dusk...


Cardigan £42 Neckalace £10 Top £22 Hat (stylists own)


Dress £180 Shoes £120 Bag £89.95 All Karen Millen


Coat £59 Shoes £45 Necklace £7.50 Trousers £40 All from Miss Selfridge


Dress £180 Belt £59.95 Jacket £225 All from Karen Millen


Get The Hollywood Look Written by Aida Pajko

Volume picks the 2 most iconic Hollywood starlets and the styles that created a fashion revelution. Classic Hollywood Glam has been the inspiration for fashion styles worldwide, and Vintage Volume has also been inspired to bring the ‘50’s to the new generation. Ever since Marilyn Monroe first appeared as the iconic sex symbol in her classy white dress, and ever since Audrey Hepburn showed a sophisticated look with her ‘little black dress’. We have chosen the two best dresses which were inspired by the Hollywood style and have been copied for many years since , with a modern touch, that fits the budget.


Image of Marilyn Monroe


Image of dress from Asos online retailer

This beautiful white dress was first worn by Marilyn Monroe in her 1955 film, ‘The seven year itch’. This is one of the most copied styles of the 21st Centuary. This Lipsy stud detail Baby doll dress from online fashion retailer ‘ASOS’ is perfect for creating the Marilyn style, without spending a fortune. For only £65.00.



Image of Audrey Hepburn


Image of dress from Debenhams

Audrey Hepburn: ‘The little black dress’ is a term which was inspired by one of the most famous styles around. Worn by the stunning Audrey Hepburn in her timeless film (which has probably been seen by every woman on the planet), ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. The dress is just as iconic as the film, and now you can own it too. The black panelled body con dress from Debenhams is a great match. It brings a modern touch to a classic style. For only £55.00. Cait Glossy Pear Statement Necklace Price: £18.00

Black long evening gloves from Debenhams Price: £12.00

Ivory ‘Dasym’ diamante sandal from Debenhams Price: 28.00


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Modern Hollywood Icons Written by Ciham Messouki and Carly Smith

With all the legends we have dedicated this issue to, it only seems right we look at the modern influences who are sure to leave their legendary fashion signitures for future generations to admire. Here is a count down of the top 10 modern Hollywood influences, voted for by you!

Amanda Bynes: This Hollywood actress has influenced the minds of every fashion conscious woman. Her elegant style and effortless beauty is mirrored to those of the early Hollywood era.

Amanda Seyfried: The up and coming young actress is making sure she gets noticed in her breathe taking dresses. Her glamorous style speaks volumes of class and gracefulness. The innocence in her style is similar to that of grace Kelly with charm and purity. Megan Fox: Winning various fashion awards out there for her sense of classic style, has been embedded on the minds of all that love fashion. The use of bold colour, creative and daring cuts make her a modern style icon. Scarlett Johansson: Scarlett Johansson is every inch the typical Hollywood style icon. From her Marilyn Monroe styled hair to long flowing gowns showing off her glam Hollywood curves; she is reminiscent of old Hollywood. Her relaxed sense of high fashion is very much the guide to elegance.


Natalie Portman: Intelligent, beautiful and trendy, Miss Portman has a stand out fashion sense that always has eyes on her at every red carpet event. Without a doubt Natalie Portman’s bold choice in evening gowns has people’s attention.

Anne Hathaway: Anne must have learned a thing of two about fashion while filming The Devil Wears Prada. She looked radiant at this-years Oscars in this cream Giorgio Armani Prive dress. The mother of pearl sequins reflected light onto the face of this true Hollywood starlet.

Zoe Saldana: Zoe may not be recognizable as star of last-year blockbuster smash Avatar, but she turned heads at this years golden globes. The rising star looked sensational in a red floor length Louis Vuitton dress.

Kate Beckingsale: At the Grammy Awards, Kate is pure Hollywood in this black satin mermaid style dress by Reem Acra. The gown has a gothic feel but the nude tulle underskirt adds depth and detail.

Cameron Diaz: Cameron sparkles in a Champaign coloured tulle gown while attending the 2010 Oscars in Hollywood. The dress, from Oscar de la Renta’s autumn collection, oozes old-school glamour.

Christina Hendricks: Voted this years best looking woman by esquire magazine, and star of this years Emmy award winning drama Mad Men, Christina Hendricks’s future looks bright. This emerald green gown complements her Celtic complexion and hugs her famous curves in all the right places.


Accessories Written by Ciham Messouki

Dazzle any outfit with a bit of sparkle. Like most Hollywood icons nothing sets off an outfit like expensive looking sparkles, here’s a guide to some luxury earrings that are sure to be any girl’s best friend and set off any look to a an elevated elegance. Remeber statement earring are best for evening looks. They can glam any simple outfit to an expensive looking ensemble. Here are our countdown of the top 6: Marilyn Monroe in How to Marry a Millionaire

6. Ted Baker Crystal Chandelier Drop Earrings £27.30

5. Dyrberg Kern Bibiana Glass Cabochon& Crystal Earrings in Black & Clear £64.95

4. Butler & Wilson Pink Pearl and Glitterball Earrings £28.00

3. Butler & Wilson Crystal Spiral Earrings in Clear £38.00

2. Ted Baker Imitation Rhodium Ruffle Bow Earrings £17.50

1. Simon Carter Queen of Hearts Clear Crystal Heart Earrings £31.50


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n 1954, Christian Dior wrote that, ‘Cosmetics play a big part in the secret of beauty’.

VThis year, autumn-winter make-up is bold and beautiful. Think glossy red lips and smoky eyes – a nod to the Hollywood stars of yesteryear. VThe complexion should be matt and flawless - try Max Factor’s Crème Puff (, £5.49). First launched in the 1940s the original powder compact was a favorite of Hollywood stars such as Jean Harlow and Lucille Ball.

“highlighter above the lip will enhance the Cupid’s bow and make lips appear fuller” VA highlighter works well on brow and cheekbones to emphasize bone structure. Try High beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer (Benefit, £17.50). A dab of highlighter above the lip will enhance the Cupid’s bow and make lips appear fuller. VUse a charcoal eye shadow like Urban Decay Twicebaked (,

£13) to darken and define brows. Then use the same shadow on the lid-below the socket line to give a natural sultry look. VLine corners of eyes with liquid liner, such as superslick by MAC (www., £14.50). VLayer on the mascara. Try Diorshow Blackout by Christian Dior (www., £21.50). VFinish with fragrance. Very Hollywood eau de parfum by Michael Kors is floral yet modern and always glamorous (www. £49 for 50ml).


Your guide to: Breaking Hollywood!

words by Mariama Koroma

There is still hope for those of us who want to break Hollywood… but aren’t necessarily as stunning as Angelina Jolie or as convincing as Bruce Willis. for writing a plot summary and an evaluation of a script’s elements) and then ultimately deciding if the script should be recommended or not. This job isn’t particularly easy to get and some previous coverage-writing experience may be required but it offers a valuable experience in both the art of screenwriting and the industry’s preference. Reading a mountain of scripts not really your cup of tea? There’s more. Writing a spec (or sample) script: Many of the creators of some of your favourite shows took this approach to break into the industry. Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Joss Whedon is just one example. Tip: Try writing an episode of a show you’re familiar with – it’s a good way to get comfortable with the whole The famous ‘Hollywood’ sign located in Los Angeles ou’d be surprised to know office of the Walt Disney Company, script-writing process because the that the most coveted entry- Michael Eisner and David Geffen, spec will be your virtual CV and will prove that you deserve to be writing level job in Hollywood, isn’t founder of Geffen records. interning at some mega corporation Of course, we all know that beauty for a top show! Writing and reading not really your or at an A-list celebrity PR agency – and major connections play a big part thing? There’s still more! it’s getting a mailroom gig at the fa- in becoming successful in Tinseltown, Becoming a production assistant mous William Morris Agency or any however, if you lack either, believe it or (PA) on a film or TV show is a good of the industry’s well-established tal- not, there are still ways to crack it. All way of getting familiar with the film ent agencies. you really need is a working brain, temaking routine and rubbing elbows Working for an agency gives you a nacity and a rather substantial amount better view of the industry; for exam- of luck! Oh and of course you will with the big guys that make the big ple, working in the mailroom, employ- need skin thicker than an elephant to decisions.


ees will get a first-hand glance of how deals get made as well as make very important contacts and connections along the way. Compared to working for a network, production company or studio – where you’d mostly be seeing how the industry works from one point of view, which is either the buyer’s or the seller’s. Film producer and CEO of DreamWorks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, got his big break after working a few years in the William Morris Agency’s mailroom. Other successful mailroom alumni include former chief executive


survive this industry.

“You will need skin thicker than an elephant to survive this industry!” A few ways to make a name for yourself: If you’re an aspiring writer, one prospective way to begin a career is to get hired as a script reader at a studio or a production company. What the job entails: Reading scripts, writing coverage (industry jargon

What the job entails: Day-to-day duties vary greatly depending mostly on the production budget. Being an assistant doesn’t mean you’re there to slave over your boss, there will be lots of opportunities to prove yourself. For more check out at:



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