The most important people in fashion…

9 12 2009

It’s an exciting day in the fashion industry, as the British Fashion Council has announced its Power List. So, who are the most important and influential people in the industry? The wait is over – here’s the list in alphabetical (rather than power) order:

  • Alexander McQueen – designer
  • Anna Whiting & Sam Gainsbury – fashion show and shoot producers
  • Anya Hindmarch – designer
  • Christopher Bailey – Burberry chief creative officer
  • Dame Vivienne Westwood – designer
  • David Bailey – photographer
  • Erin O’Connor – model and industry figurehead
  • Guido Palau – hairdresser
  • Harold Tillman – BFC chairman
  • Hilary Riva – ex CEO and BFC member
  • Hussein Chalayan – designer
  • Joan Burstein – owner of Browns boutique
  • John Galliano – designer
  • Kate Moss – model and Topshop designer
  • Louise Wilson – head of MA fashion at Central Saint Martins
  • Lulu Kennedy – director of Fashion East
  • Mandi Lennard – PR
  • Naomi Campbell – model
  • Nick Knight – photographer
  • Pat McGrath – makeup artist
  • Russell Marsh – casting director
  • Sir Paul Smith – designer
  • Sir Philip Green – Arcadia owner
  • Sir Stuart Rose – Marks & Spencer executive chairman
  • Stephen Jones – milliner

Tonight also sees the British Fashion Awards, including an award for the industry’s ultimate Style Icon, for which the BFC teamed up with Grazia Magazine. Grazia Daily will be bringing all the winners, wardrobes and behind-the-scenes action LIVE from the awards!


Always judge a present by its wrapping paper!

2 12 2009

Kate Moss’ design in 2008

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make me happy, and the latest is the knowledge that the Guardian’s Celebrity wrapping paper is back.

I loved this last year and still have all of the sheets – yet another thing that I’ve been meaning to frame and look pretty, but remains piled under more junk in my room. Anyhoo, I’m really glad it’s back and I *will* do something with the good ones from this year!

Starting from this Saturday, the Guardian will be giving away a free sheet of wrapping paper designed by a different celebrity. This year’s line up includes the one and only Vivienne Westwood, Hollywood actress Helen Mirren, and the gorgeous Lily Allen. As well as Jamie Oliver, Nicole Kidma, Rufus Wainwright, and Desmond Tutu.

So, even if your presents are lacking in creativity this year, at least they’ll look great under the tree!