French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel has revealed that she has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for the past 15-years. The 81 year-old stopped designing for her eponymous label in 1995, handing over the reigns to her daughter Nathalie and says, in a new biography titled ‘ N’oubliez pas que je joue’ (Don’t forget it’s just a game), she could no longer keep her disease a secret as it became harder to hide the symptoms. WWD quotes Rykiel as saying ‘I don’t want to show my pain. I resisted, I hesitated, I tried to be invisible, to pretend that nothing was wrong. It’s impossible, it’s not like me.’
Austrian luxury brand Wolford has opened a boutique in Johannesburg’s Hyde Park mall. Wolford is known for hosiery, swimwear, tights, leotards and lingerie in the luxury market but also makes ready-to-wear clothing of which a small collection is also available at the Hyde Park store.
French sneaker brand Feiyue is now available at Mememe Johannesburg and Mememe Cape Town, where the brand’s ‘Saddie’ model is on sale. As pictured below, it is available in three colours. The range is also available at Burgundy Fly in Maponya Mall and The Zone@Rosebank.
Lindiwe Suttle is planning to dress proudly South African on stage when she embarks on a tour to promote her upcoming album Kamikaze Art. The singer has already shot a music video titled ‘Man Made Moon’ in which she can be seen dressed in couture by young, up-and-coming South African designers as well as the likes of Suzaan Heyns and accessories by Ida Elsje. Interviewing herself on Skattie TV(the online fashion video show on the ‘Skattie What Are You Wearing’ blog) Suttle says “I’m looking forward to working with a lot more South African designers and what I’m hoping for is that I want them to create beautiful constumes for my tour.”
View Lindiwe Suttle’s self-interview on Skattie TV here.
Fashion icon and music sensation Beyonce has recently launched a Tumblr account, offering fans an intimate glimpse into her everyday life. Featuring images of herself, her sister Solange – a trendsetter in her own right – and her husband Jay-Z, the blog has a very personal feel, showcasing Beyonce’s jet setting lifestyle in all its glory. “This is my life, today, over the years – through my eyes. My family, my travels, my love.” reads the description. Click here for more.
I first saw actress Jessica Chastain in ‘The Tree of Life’ where she starred as the wife of the character played by Brad Pitt. I was stunned by the redhead’s stark beauty. The starlet also appeared in ‘The Help’ and has been nominated for both an Academy Awards and a BAFTA for her performances. Just look at how gorgeous she looks on the cover of the latest T-Magazine, the New York Times supplement.
‘ I’d like to address two articles that have printed some very wrong information about me recently. Texas Monthly did a story on me that was for the most part extremely flattering, but grossly exaggerated and highly stylized. NY Mag did a snarky and out-of-context synopsis of it yesterday, and I’d like to correct some of the misinformation out there. I cannot believe the figures they threw out. Not one of them is even a little bit close to true. I sure wish some of them were!’
As Raf Simons takes over the reigns at Dior The Frock Report takes a look at the fashion house and the designers who have led it over the years.