• Golden Globes and Critics Choices

    Awards season 2020 is officially upon us. The first half of the first month of the new year already made us witnesses to the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards.

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    Before we move to the names & titles with the most nominations/awards and the favourite list with best dressed celebrities, we have a few cool facts for the ceremonies that we would like to share with you.

    1. The Golden Globes went vegan
      Okay, that is not completely true, but the menu during this year’s edition totally supported veganism. It included beetroot soup, mushroom “scallops” and a vegan interpretation of the French Opera cake.
    2. Phoebe Waller-Bridge decided to prove she is not just an impeccable talent, but also a good human being. Here is why she is selling her Golden Globes outfit (a glamorous two-piece by Ralph & Russo) in order to donate the money for the Australian wildfires cause. Great job, Fleabag!
    3. The Critics (and all their guests) ate plant-based burgers and vegan burritos. Evidently the trend during Awards season 2020 will be “healthy diet”. We don’t mind.

    The winners?
    1917 won the Golden Globe for Best motion picture – drama, and its director Sam Mendes won the award for Best director in a motion picture. Marriage Storywas also nominated for Best motion picture – drama, and both Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson got a nomination for their roles in the movie. Johansson lost to Renée Zellweger (Judy), Driver lost to Joaquin Phoenix (Joker). Laura Dern did win the Best supporting actress in a motion picture award for Noah Baumbach’s movie. Her male counterpart was Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Speaking of handsome men, Taron Egerton took home many many female hearts together with the Best actor in a musical/comedy prize for his Elton John reincarnation in Rocketman.

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    According to the Critics, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood deserves to be called Best picture. The best actors were still Renée Zellweger and Joaquin Phoenix, no changes within the best supporting actors either: Brad Pitt & Laura Dern. There was a tie for Best director between Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) and Sam Mendes (1917). Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Tarantino was the best original screenplay, Greta Gerwig’s Little Women was the most appreciated adapted version. Roman Griffin Davis won the award for Best young actor for his role in Jojo Rabbit and in case you still haven’t seen the movie, you should book a ticket as soon as possible.

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    The red carpet?

    Cate Blanchett in Mary Katrantzou, Jason Momoa in Tom Ford & Lisa Bonet in Fendi, Saoirse Ronan in Celine and Margot Robbie in Chanel at the Golden Globes and Charlize Theron in Celine, Zendaya in Tom Ford, Milo Ventimiglia in Brunello Cucinelli, Renée Zellweger in Dior and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, also in Dior.

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  • British Fashion Awards 2019

    Since 1989, the British Fashion Awards ceremony has been one of the hottest events on the world’s fashion map, right next to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala (MET Gala) and the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDA Awards).

    This year, the ceremony was held in the Royal Albert Hall in London and it was hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross. She wore a dress by Richard Quinn, the designer whose eponymous label won last year’s British Fashion Award for Emerging Talent – Womenswear.

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    Did you miss out on the red carpet glamour? Here is a list with some of the winners and some of the outfits that stole our hearts.

    British Designer of the Year – Menswear: Kim Jones for Dior Men
    British Designer of the Year – Womenswear: Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
    Model of the Year: Adut Akech

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    Business Leader: Remo Ruffini for Moncler
    Fashion Icon: Naomi Campbell
    Urban Luxe: Fenty
    Outstanding Achievement: Georgio Armani
    Designer of the Year: Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
    Brand of the Year: Bottega Veneta

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    To sum up: 2019 was a powerful year for Bottega Veneta!

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    Rihanna opted for Fenty. We are not sure we’re digging the cut, but at least we like the pale green colour of her creation. Another stylish gal that chose a design from her very own fashion label? Alexa Chung in ALEXACHUNG.

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    Julia Roberts was a pretty woman in a two-piece Armani outfit. Rita Ora went for uniqueness in a custom 16 Arlington dress, fashion icon Naomi Campbell wore a breathtaking gown by Alexander McQueen.

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    Our favourite lady was Cate Blanchett in Giorgio Armani. It looks like those plunging necklines are made for the actress! Do you agree?

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  • Designer Remix: Zac Posen

    Elegance, grace, romance, femininity, splendour and a dash of ambiguity. Zac Posen showed it all.

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    The American fashion designer recently announced that he is closing his eponymous fashion house. Here is a tribute to all that he taught us about beauty.

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    Zachary Posen was born and raised in New York in a Jewish family of a painter and a corporate attorney. Since early age, he showed an interest in fashion. He attended a private school in Brooklyn. He studied at Parsons School of Design in New York and did an internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute before moving to London to attend Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

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    In 2002, Posen created a dress for Naomi Campbell. The rest is history. His New York Fashion Week debut was with the Spring-Summer 2002 collection (Zac was 22 years old!). After seeing the models on the runway, The New York Times announced that a star was born. The star gained recognition with his elegant and glamorous designs.

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    Some of the famous actors Posen has dressed are Cameron Diaz, Nathalie Portman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet and Sarah Jessica Parker. In 2008, he designed a collection for Target and in 2014, he went for a line with bridal gowns.

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  • Emmy Awards 2019

    Edition number 71 of the Primetime Emmy Awards was held a few days ago in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony honours excellence in the TV industry.

    Here is a list with some of the winners:

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    Outstanding Comedy Series: Fleabag
    Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones
    Outstanding Limited Series: Chernobyl
    OutstandingLead Actor in Comedy Series: Bill Hader in Barry
    Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series: Billy Porter in Pose

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    Outstanding Lead Actress in Comedy Series: Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag
    Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series: Jodie Comer in Killing Eve
    Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Harry Bradbeer, Fleabag
    Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Jason Bateman, Ozark

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    But enough about the awards. Let’s talk red carpet glamour!

    Zendaya is the new fashion queen in our list. The 23-year-old Euphoria star wore a custom silk Vera Wang gown that absolutely stole our hearts. Talented and stylish – looks like she has it all!

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    Naomi Watts is the next fashion chef-d’oeuvre. The actress wore a Dior Haute Couture dress and looked like a real-life princess in it. Good job, Naomi!

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    Gwyneth Paltrow opted for something more than style: timeless vintage design. And when we say vintage, we mean Valentino from 1963.

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    You probably remember Carice van Houten from her Game of Thrones performance. The Dutch actress supported a fellow Dutch designer: Ronald van der Kemp.

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    Her GOT co-star Emilia Clarke also earned some style points with her Valentino Haute Couture look in a sophisticated navy blue shade.

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    The gentlemen did not fall behind. Billy Porter wore a hat and a sparklingMichael Kors pinstriped suit. Yes, in that order. Mahershala Ali picked a jacquard suit from Ermenegildo Zegna’s XXX line and accessorized it with Oliver Peoples sunglasses, a Title of Work lapel pin and a Bulgari watch.

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  • MTV Video Music Awards 2019

    26th August was the day of the 36th edition of the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony. It was held in New Jersey and the host was Sebastian Maniscalco.

    Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift were the most nominated artists this year. Each of them got 3 awards: Ariana Grande for Artist of the Year, Best Art Direction (for the song “7 Rings”)and Song of Summer (that would be “Boyfriend”, in case you’re wondering) and miss Swift for Best Visual Effects (for her tune “Me”), Video of the Year & Video for Good (for “You Need to Calm Down”).

    The same amount of astronaut statues was given to Billie Eillish. The 17-year-old singer won the prizes for Best New Artist, Push Artist of the Year, Best Editing (for “Bad Guy”). Missie Elliot won the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The first-ever Fashion Trailblazer Аward was given to the one and only Marc Jacobs.

    Who wore what on the red carpet?

    Taylor Swift donned a chic retro look in Versace. Camila Cabello was sweet and romantic in Balmain. Halsey was extravagant – not just because of her Dundas outfit, but also because of the rainbow in her hair. In her own words, FKA Twigs was “the lady and the unicorn”.

    Shawn Mendes tried to look hot in an emerald green Dolce & Gabbana suit, Rick Ross was screaming Gucci all over the place, Diplo showed a unique custom ensemble from The Elder Statesman and Lenny Kravitz tried to look like… well, Lenny Kravitz. And he nailed it!

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  • Royal Warrants

    You know that you can add the items that you like on remixshop.com to your Favourites list, right? Did you also know that the Royal Family is allowed to do the same thing? Well, almost the same. Let’s see what Royal Warrants are.

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    “A Royal Warrant of Appointment is a mark of recognition of those who have supplied goods or services to the Households of Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh or His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales for at least five years, and who have an ongoing trading arrangement. The Monarch decides who may grant Royal Warrants. These are known as the Grantors: HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales.“

    So let’s have a look at some of the most interesting Royal Warrants out there:

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    Heinz Foods
    Mayo is bad for you. Say whaaat? It has a Royal Warrant. Therefore – good for you.

    Angostura’s Bitter
    It’s no secret that The Queen enjoys having a good drink for lunch. And by drink, we mean gin, not Earl Grey tea. So no wonder we are adding bitters tothe list.

    Bacardi Martini
    And in caseyou thought that bitters were the only alcoholic drink, think again. There is vermouth too.

    John Walker & Sons
    And there is scotch whisky.

    Twinings
    We are sure that Twinings is everything but unusual holder of a royal warrant. We simply had toinclude it.

    James Purdey & Sons
    The British gunmaker is a royal weapon of choice. Helps for self-defence (in case those Windsor walls of 30 metres are not enough).

    Gordon’s Gin
    Did someone say enough with the alcoholic beverages?

    If you were a member of the Royal Family, what would you like to include in the winners’ list?

  • Designer Remix: Vera Wang

    “I want people to see the dress but focus on the woman.”

    – Vera Wang

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    Mother of two. Woman. Designer. Inspiration. Femininity. Elegance. Vera Wang is all that combined.

    Vera Ellan Wang was born in 1949 in New York City. She has Chinese roots – both her parents were born in China, but they moved to New York in the 40s. At the age of 9, she started figure skating and competed professionally for several years. She failed to enter the United States Olympic team. Such a fortunate turn of events for so many brides out there…

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    Vera was hired as a fashion editor at Vogue right after she graduated from college, which made her the youngest editor at the magazine. She worked there for 17 years and then started a job at Ralph Lauren in 1987. Two years later, miss Wang designed her own wedding dress, became missus Wang, designed an entire collection, opened a wedding boutique and became an independent bridal wear designer.

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    Her first prêt-à-porter collection was launched in 2000, followed by a fragrance and a wedding guide in 2001. She designed the wedding dresses of some of the most popular contemporary women – Alicia Keys, Victoria Beckham, Mariah Carey, Avril Lavigne and many more. And even though she didn’t make it to the US Olympic team as a figure skater, she made it as a designer for several stars on the ice rink. In 2009, Vera Wang entered the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame for her contribution.

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    She has been honored with many other awards for her achievements, including the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Womenswear Designer Award (2005) and Lifetime Achievement Awards (2013).

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  • Style Remix: Chris Evans

    Have you ever asked yourselves the question “What would Captain America do”? No? Truth be told, we haven’t done it either. But many Americans have. Belated happy birthday, Captain America, also known as Chris Evans!

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    Christopher Robert Evans was born on June 13, 1981, in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating from high school in his hometown, he moved to New York where he took theatre classes. 1997 was the year of his first appearance on television in the short film Biodiversity: Wild About Life! Seven years later, he was offered the leading role in the films The Perfect Score and Cellular.

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    His first superhero role was in 2005 in Fantastic Four – a film based on the Marvel Comics (little we all knew back then, the Marvel Cinematic Universe in his life was just beginning).

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    Chris co-starred alongside Keanu Reeves in Street Kings in 2008. He also appeared in two comic-book adaptations – The Losers in 2010 and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, also in 2010.

    The premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger was in 2011. Iron Man, Hulk and Thor joined him a year later, in 2012, for The Avengers. The next solo chapters for the Captain were Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. The entire crew gathered again for Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015, Avengers: Infinity War in 2018 and Avengers: Endgame in 2019.

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    Apart from his superpowers, Evans is famous for his love for animals. While filming the title Giftedin a shelter, Chris adopted a dog. Just like that, he found it inbetween the scenes.

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    Are you admiring the cap already?

  • Outfits under Rihanna’s umbrella

    @BadGalRiri is a synonym for style. Original, extravagant, unique style. Rihanna knows that she owns not just the flat screens, but also the red carpets. Here is why she decided to share her knowledge and boldness with everyone.

    Her first fashion venture was in 2011 with Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans. She designed denim and lingerie lines. Two years later, in 2013, she presented a collection for River Island during London Fashion Week.
    And then… along came Puma.

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    Fenty Puma by Rihanna jacket from remixshop.com

    The sportswear brand and Riri officially announced their partnership in 2014. In September 2015, her first collection for Puma was presented. The first shoes they launched were sold out in less than 3 hours of the pre-sale!

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    Fenty Puma by Rihanna bag, shoes and trousers from remixshop.com

    One year later, the singer presented two clothing lines in collaboration with the label: the first one during New York Fashion Week and the second one – during Paris Fashion Week. Rihanna’s collections for the brand are inspired by Japanese street culture. The designs (shoes, clothing, bags and accessories) are bold and naïve, they mix street style with sports vibes.

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    Fenty Puma by Rihanna backpack from remixshop.com

    In 2017, she also launched the cosmetics company Fenty Beauty. 2018 was the year for her lingerie brand “Savage X Fenty”.

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    Fenty Puma by Rihanna jacket and jumpsuit from remixshop.com

    This year, Riri and LVMH confirmed they will launch a luxury brand together. Fenty will be the first brand the conglomerate will be launching from scratch since 1987.
    #goodluck, #badgalriri!

    Shop the designs from Fenty Puma by Rihanna now!

  • Designer Remix: Valentino

    Even if you haven’t heard of Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani, you have heard of Maison Valentino and the trademark “Valentino red”.

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    Valentino Garavani was born in 1932 in Vogera (Italy, of course). He began to study fashion in Milan, then moved to the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. When he had to pick an apprenticeship, his first choice was Jacques Fath, then Christóbal Balenciaga.

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    His first collection was presented in 1959, and his first couture collection – in 1962 in Florence (the fashion capital at the time). There and then, he began to earn his international reputation. By the mid 60s, Valentino was the favourite designer of some of the world’s best-dressed women, including Jacqueline Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor.

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    The designer opened his first shop in Milan in 1969. The following year he opened stores in Rome and New York. Valentino Garavani became known for his dresses in a very bright red shade – a shade which will always remain in the history of fashion as “Valentino red”. Some of his famous clients are Anne Hathaway and Princess Madeleine of Sweden (they both wore wedding dresses designed by him).

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    In 2006, Valentino Garavani received the French Legion of Honour medal. He retired in 2008. At the Venice Film Festival the following year Matt Tyrnauer presented the movie Valentino: The Last Emperor. In 2016, was Pierpaolo Piccioli was appointed sole Creative Director of Maison Valentino.

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