Fashion: Bits and bobs


According to the Daily Telegraph, 62-year-old Cyril Long put a poster of Eva Herzigova in his garden to stop boy racers speeding outside his home in Suffolk. Let's hope the lovely Eva doesn't take a fence.


Tom Fleming, a 27-year-old homeless man from Edinburgh, is set to become the face of the millennium, according to The Independent. Fleming, who is more used to sleeping out of doors than eating inside the Savoy, is experiencing the high life with model friends (pounds 130-a-throw bottles of champagne at Hanover Grand), come-hither glances from model agency Select and the possibilities of an acting career. "We've had heroin chic and Mr Gorgeous California LA Guy, now we are looking for something different," said Select spokeswoman Heidi Corkrum.


A newly opened restaurant on the King's Road guaranteed to have fashion folk flocking for cappuccinos. David Rockwell, architect to the stars of New York, has designed the interior of Cafe Milan to create what he calls his "Big Wow". Part of the Gosh Factor will be life-size cut-outs of models on a Milanese catwalk, "with a front row of Barbie dolls and paparazzi flashbulbs going off" explained Rockin' Rockwell in the Evening Standard. It's enough to froth up a latte.


It's a tough life for a blue-blooded model. Honor Fraser (below) flew off to Chamonix to celebrate her 24th birthday only to be disappointed. Her birthday pizza arrived punctured with 24 candles which promptly melted all over her margherita topping. "The chef realised it was no longer edible," said a sad Honor in the Evening Standard, "and before I got to take a bite he had taken it out to throw away." Well, she probably wasn't going to eat it anyway.


Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH, one of the biggest fashion conglomerates in the world, bought more than a 5 per cent share stake in Gucci this month. LVMH presides over the French names Christian Dior, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix and Louis Vuitton but rumour has it that this is the first time it has seriously gone Italian.


Marks and Spencer un-veiled its Spring/Summer 99 collection this month. The range, the result of consultations with Betty Jackson and Tanya Sarne of Ghost, seems to have come out rather well. A particular favourite was a host of white flowing things. "Not unlike those seen at Nicole Farhi's catwalk show and suitably modern and minimal, these are sure to get fashion pundits racing to the nearest M&S branch," said the Guardian.


"Real people" crept onto the catwalk this month, with Janet Street-Porter modelling for Antonio d'Amico's in Milan, Chris Eubank strutting it for Vivienne Westwood and American fashion guru Andre Leon Talley striding out in Yamamoto in Paris.

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Life and Style
ebookNow available in paperback
ebookPart of The Independent’s new eBook series The Great Composers
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs General

    Recruitment Genius: Senior Digital Marketing Consultant

    £28000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Senior Digital Marketing Cons...

    Recruitment Genius: Assistant Stores Keeper

    £16640 - £18500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An Assistant Stores Keeper is r...

    Recruitment Genius: Claims Administrator

    £16000 - £18500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an excellent opportunit...

    Recruitment Genius: Software Developer - C# / ASP.NET / SQL

    £17000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Developer required to join a bu...

    Day In a Page

    'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

    Bread from heaven

    Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
    Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

    How 'the Axe' helped Labour

    UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
    Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

    The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

    A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
    Welcome to the world of Megagames

    Welcome to the world of Megagames

    300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
    'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

    Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

    Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
    Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

    Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

    The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
    Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

    Vince Cable exclusive interview

    Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
    Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

    Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

    Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
    Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

    Everyone is talking about The Trews

    Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
    Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

    It's time for my close-up

    Meet the man who films great whites for a living
    Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

    Homeless people keep mobile phones

    A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
    'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

    'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

    British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
    Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

    Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

    Ten Scottish schoolchildren and their Russian peers attended a creative writing workshop in the Highlands this week
    14 best kids' hoodies

    14 best kids' hoodies

    Don't get caught out by that wind on the beach. Zip them up in a lightweight top to see them through summer to autumn
    Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

    The acceptable face of the Emirates

    Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles, asks Robert Fisk