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Links a la Mode - this week`s 20 best blog posts voted by the Independent Fashion Bloggers

Video: "To Lee, with Love, Nick" - Tribute to Alexander McQueen

    © by SHOWstudio. Direction: Nick Knight. Music: Björk. Styling: Edward Enninful

    Rest in peace, Alexander. We miss you.

Shock! Carine Roitfeld resigns from Vogue paris!


    Pais Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld has resigned after ten years of service. She will leave the magazine at the end of January.

    "It is impossible to overstate Carine's powerful contribution to Vogue and to the fields of fashion and magazine publishing. Under her direction, Vogue Paris received record levels of circulation, advertising and editorial success," said Jonathan Newhouse, ceo of Condé Nast International. "Vogue Paris has established itself as one of the most iconic magazines in the world, with huge influence in the field of fashion and photography."

    Roitfeld has decided to concentrate on personal projects.

    "Carine herself has become widely known as a beacon of style, fulfilling the role with charm and graciousness. She has become a giant in her profession," Newhouse said. "Carine will be deeply missed. I am extremely grateful to her for what she has achieved."

    Roitfeld's replacement will be announced in the coming weeks.


    I don`t get it! What "personal project" could be better than being the editor of french Vogue!?! What a loss for Vogue!

Reprieve necklace designed by Vivienne Westwood


    A necklace designed by Vivienne Westwood specially for Reprieve is now on sale, just in time for Christmas, with all proceeds going to their vital work for prisoners on death rows and in Guantánamo Bay.

    Reprieve has once again joined forces with world-renowned fashion-designer Vivienne Westwood. Supermodel and Reprieve volunteer Jacquetta Wheeler collaborated in the design of the stunning necklace, engraved with the word ‘Reprieve’ and shaped like a heart, because, as Vivienne puts it, “it could happen to you”. All proceeds will go directly to Reprieve’s work for victims of torture, rendition and unlawful detention, and for British and European nationals facing the death penalty.

    Two and a half years ago, Reprieve teamed up with Vivienne Westwood and Agent Provocateur for the ‘Fair Trial My Arse’ campaign. Underwear designed by Agent Provocateur in a fetching shade of ‘Guantánamo orange’ appeared in AP stores on both sides of the Atlantic and was sported by models at Vivienne Westwood’s London Fashion Week show in February 2008.

    This time, the necklace came in a variety of sizes and colours for the catwalk show at London Fashion Week in September, with Jacquetta herself wearing a large chunky version in copper and red. The necklace currently on sale to the public is smaller in size and comes in an oxidised silver finish. There is also a matching clutch pin. The necklace is priced at £105 and the pin at £35, and both are available from

    This project will not only raise awareness of their work, but also the essential funds required to continue it. The profits from every necklace sold will go towards their frontline work assisting prisoners denied justice around the world, from death row to Guantánamo Bay.

    Do you think fashion needs to show more concern for social and political matters?

Exhibition: "Berlin bei Nacht" by Ellen von Unwerth


    Ellen von Unwerth has been on the list of photographers, that Düsseldorf`s art museum number one, Forum NRW, would love to exhibit for a long time. Sponsor Schwarzkopf could win her to produce an exclusive range of photos for them.


    The former model Ellen von Unwerth became one of the outstanding photographers of our time and shows looks from a unique perspective.


    Berlin calling - a new kind of inspiration is born when streetart meets glamour.

    The pictures were shot from september until december 2010 in Berlin`s Cult-Club Tresor.


    They feature topmodels Lydia Hearst, Coco Rocha, Eliza Cummings, Karolin Wolter as well as Burlesque dancers and underground artists.


    The looks range from bondage, boyfriend to glamour and are a hommage to international fashion trends, style icons and street styles.


    "My vision during the realisation of these looks was, to create pictures, that are authentic, glamorous and progressive." sais Ellen von Unwerth.


    The looks were styled by Martina Riebeck, who picked Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana and other contemporary pieces of fashion. Hairstyling was done by Armin Morbach of Schwarzkopf.


    The result of this unique collaboration is an exhibition of contemporary, wild, glamorous and sexy pictures of Berlin`s excessive nightlife.

    ellen-berlin999Photographer Ellen von Unwerth

    Visit "Berlin bei Nacht" at Forum NRW, Düsseldorf from december 15th 2010 until february 13th 2011.

    Picture sources: my own pictures, picture 10: Ellen von Unwerth für Schwarzkopf

    How do you like the pictures? What do think about art being produced for a museum exclusively?

Christmas Giveaway: win a Cheap Monday Shirt or a Monki Scarf -EXPIRED -


    Cheap Monday - Carolina Skull Tee (black, size S)


    Monki - Rianna Scarf (gray)

    There will be two winners, one wins the Monki scarf, another the Cheap Monday shirt.

    Everybody who follows Boheme Noir on either Twitter or Facebook or Blogspot (your choice) can enter (only one entry per person).

    Comment to win:

    Name: - your first name-

    I follow on: - post Twitter or Facebook or Blogspot here -

    E-Mail address: - your e-mail here -

    Giveaway Terms

    - Deadline is december 20th 2010, midnight, central european time.

    - The winners will be drawn by random number generator (your number is your posting`s number. If you`re the third person to comment you are number 3 and so on.) Screenshots of the drawn numbers and the winner`s number are published in this post on december 21st. I will contact the winners by e-mail on december 20th for the shipping address. Worldwide shipping of the items is payed by Boheme Noir.


    Winner of the Cheap Monday Shirt is number 13, Elisabetta.

    Winner of the Monki Scarf is number 9, Kirstin.

Store Art

    I`d like to introduce you to two amazing Design Stores

    ... Cheap Monday in Copenhagen ...


    The Store was opened in late November 2009. It is situated on Kronprinsensgade 7 and has an area of 400 sqm. The store sells, in addition to complete Cheap Monday collections, limited editions of specially designed garments. The interior is designed by the Swedish Architect and Design Firm uglycute and is characterized by their style of using raw and simple materials.


    It was voted to be the best boutique in Copenhagen 2010.


    For more information on other store locations and Cheap Monday fashion lines visit

    ... Monki in Hamburg ...


    The Store was opened in late November 2009. It is situated on Mönckebergstrasse 22.


    It`s design concept is "The City of Oil and Steel".


    For more information on other store locations and Monki fashion lines visit

Video: Givenchy Haute Couture F/W 10/11

    Dreams in white, gold and nude. Opulent details, lace, fringes and embroidery make these dresses look like a winter fairy-tale.