Tag

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Browsing

As from this month Burberry will be offering a personalised service on the entire range of their heritage scarves and our favourite, ponchos.

Crop-Burberry-Cape-895

Giving you the chance to look sophisticated for fall just like Burberrys favourite girls, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Cara Delevingne.

Crop-Cara-Delevingne

 

For an additional cost of £200, up to three letters can be added onto your accessory, making a once plain scarf an exclusive piece to your fall wardrobe.

Get personal in store and online at Burberry.com

 

We don’t know about you, but we’ve about to get monogrammed….

It’s a horrible day in grey London. The rain’s lashing down and I’ve already had to lay one umbrella to rest after battling the elements on a dash to get some eggs…nothing will stand between a Snap Fashion girl and cake baking!

So while my hair is all over the place and my handbag sodden, here’s some inspiration (yes of course there’s lots of Burberry) of how to look fabulous in the rain…or at least how to embrace it, as it looks like it’s here to stay for the weekend!

Burberry’s practical transparent trench
An old ASOS picture – channeling a rubber duckie?!
I love umbrellas. Pic: Tumblr iluvu-jp
One of my fav Burberry catwalk moments ever from AW12
Renoir makes rain look good
Rosie Huntingtom-Whiteley – no-one looks this amazing in thr rain! Pic: Tumblr paige-alexandra-may
Pic: Tumblr via twinkleinyoureyes
Metallic trench coats at Burberry SS13
I love this idea! Pretty in the sun and practical-ish in the rain. Pic: Tumblr via glitterboulevard
Amazing mac but wedge sandals v impractical…you have to crouch on a chair to keep your feet dry?! Pic: Tumblr via apairofskinnyjeans

 

If there was a fashion Olympics, we would like to see running in heels, hurdling Hermes Birkin bags and a walk-off. Oh, hang on a minute, it would appear the fashion gods have smiled on London 2012 and we might just get a supermodel walk-off after all!

According to rumours, Britain’s best supermodels are set to strut their stuff in the closing ceremony and we’re talking the likes of Lily Cole, Naomi Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Georgia May Jagger and Kate Moss – natch.

Of course if the rumours are true, we expect them to be wearing a selection of clothing from British designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen…and the Daily Mirror says it will all be sound tracked to David Bowie’s ‘Fashion’ and ‘Rebel Rebel’.

We also read somewhere that they will each be paid one pound to take part – but after reading so many stories we’re afraid we might have made that bit up. We’ll just have to wait and see!

Let’s create some more iconic fashion memories

While the original cowgirls roamed the dusty plains of America’s mid-west, now-a-days the term is shorthand for daisy duke shorts, a certain kind of denim shirt that is springing up all over the high street again this Spring (lasso one now) and well, a particular outdoorsy but sexy casual style.

Cowgirls captured by Evelyn-Cameron

Believe it or not there is a National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in the US which prove that women did do ranch work, rode horses really well and toiled alongside men- you go girls. In fact, Wyoming gave women the vote back in 1869 and photographer Evelyn Cameron captured women’s contributions on ranches. According to our Googlings, ‘cowgirls’ got their name thanks to the Wild West Shows where they showed off their riding and rope whirling skills and this catapulted women such as Annie Oakley to fame.

Annie Oakley (apparently!)

History lesson almost done- cue the fashion…

By 1900 cowgirls favoured practical skirts with splits to allow them to ride horses without scandalizing (or over exciting) cowboys by borrowing their clothes or flashing their bloomers. The look evolved thanks to rodeo girls in the 1920s and then the skirts morphed into sexier versions in Hollywood with starched white skirts and artfully worn denim.

Pin-up cowgirl
Gail Davis looking chirpy!

We’ve read that modern cowgirls still wear jeans, close-fitting shirts, boots, hats and when needed, chaps and gloves…although doubtfully in the same way as Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera.

We’ve rounded up some iconic fashion/cowgirl looks but are still slightly bemused as to how practical and casual clothes favored by hard-working girls turned into such sexualised outfits worn on so many hen nights! Answers on a postcard.

Ralph Lauren montage by LiveLoveCouture
Up close with the SS11 season: fringing always returns for festival time!
Rosie Huntington Whiteley makes a convincing cowgirl
HermesSS09
RHW for Qvest magazine Oct 2010
Miu Miu cowgirl this season

Take two of the hottest people on the planet and make an old high street chain sexy. That’s what M&S is up to in its latest installment of the RHW + Ryan Reynolds advert romance. And what’s not to like?

The clothes look great (well, Rosie’s do – is Ryan really old enough to wear dad polo shirts?) and it’s nice pulling into Waterloo station in the morning and seeing giant Rosies and Ryans. Go M&S!