Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

The women on the face of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer 2010, named the most fashionable charity campaign, have recently been announced.

Nude, except for one silk sheet, Sienna Miller, Claudia Shiffer, and, after her own personal battle with cancer, Kylie Minogue, are this year’s faces.

Shot by renowned photographer Mario Testino, the trio hope to raise over £1 million.

The campaign has also included a themed taxi to ride around London, which was painted with the words ‘wear your support’.

Kylie was diagnosed with the disease in May 2005, and has said she “wholeheartedly” supports the efforts of the campaign.

Fashion Targets Breast cancer began in 1994 by designer Ralph Lauren, coming to the UK a year later. Over £10.5 million has been raised since, helping to fund research, campaigning, and education.

Aside from Sienna, Claudia, and Kylie, many clothing stores are also taking part. Each have picked or had specifically made garments to sell for the cause. With every item purchased, 30% of the price will go to the cause.

Stores involved this year include M&S, River Island, Warehouse, Laura Ashley, and many more. Also, high street favourite Topshop have continued their support this year, as they have done since 2005.

Music and fashion collaboration

Music and fashion have become increasingly intertwined, according to Simon Fox, HMV’s chief executive.

The well known music and film chain now has plans to move to fashion, and open large clothing areas in stores. The area will be named ‘the studio’ and will be opening as soon as next month, starting in Leeds.

The brave move will be fronted by clothing executives from major clothing outlets, such as M&S and Arcadia. HMV’s plans are to have a ‘studio’ in every store across the UK by summer.

With many musical icons designing clothing ranges, such as Lilly Allen, Oasis, Amy Winehouse and Madonna, the move seems to follow suit.

In reference to these musicians, Fox said: “We sell their music, and we think we can sell their clothing too.”

The stores will start off by expanding their T-shirt range, and moving on to hats, sunglasses and accessories, and eventually, stocking the clothes of musicians.

Let’s just hope HMV’s collaboration of fashion and music doesn’t end up with musical clothing.

The best dressed in the world

Every year, well known women’s magazine Glamour releases its ‘Best Dressed’ list. This year, with 14,000 votes behind it, the results will appear in the magazine’s May issue, available in shops from this Thursday. But if you can’t wait that long, here’s a sneak peak at the results:

Voted the most world’s most fashionable is Cheryl Cole.

At the other end of the scale, Katie Price has been named as the worst dressed woman in the world.

Contributed by her recent involvement with Burberry, and close links to fashion god Karl Lagerfeld, Emma Watson received tenth place.

Fashion icon Victoria Beckham, however, has plummeted down the top ten since last year’s poll, to eighth place. Also to descended, are Kate Moss and Sarah Jessica Parker, who fell to seventh and 22nd, respectively.

It seems that voters are fans of extravagant and daring dressing, as well as Cheryl’s more conventional style. Lady Gaga, Rhianna and Beyonce have all scored high up on the list.