The worlds of fashion and music collide often and is set to continue this summer with the news that Frida Giannini, Creative Director of Gucci will be dressing Florence + The Machine lead singer, Florence Welch during their North American tour.
The Gucci designer based its 2011 Autumn winter collection on Florence who herself is known for her unique style and music. Sketches below.
With the MTV Video Music Awards just around the corner, it has been announced that rapper Eminem will open the show.
The star, who is on his ‘Home and Home’ Tour at the moment, will launch the award show’s 27th year.
MTV general manager, Stephen Friedman told The Associated Press:
We thought that there’s no better way to kick off the show than a performance form Eminem.”
Performances from Kanye West, Drake, Mary J. Blige, Usher and Justin Bieber, will also take place on Sunday’s show.
In related news check out Florence from Florence & The Machine tell MTV that the first single she ever brought was ‘The Real Slim Shady’. She said:
The first single I ever bought was ‘The Real Slim Shady,’ and my sister said that I should bring it to the VMAs and get him to sign it. That’d be so funny. I’d be like, ‘Hi, I bought this from Woolworth’s when I was 11, can you sign it for me?’ He’d be like, ‘What’s Woolworth’s?’ “
UK’s NME magazine have relaunched with ten different covers featuring stars’ Jack White, Rihanna, Kasabian, Foals, MIA, Magnetic Man, Florence + the Machine, LCD Soundsystem, Laura Marling and Biffy Clyro.
New editor Krissi Murison said:
When I took this role I had very clear ideas about what I wanted to do with the magazine. The new NME is significantly different, with a much more mature and aspirational design, and content which focuses on being in-depth, opinionated and above all knowledgeable.We listened carefully to what music fans want from their NME – and delivered a weekly must-have for anyone who is obsessed with music, regardless of age.
Dizzee Rascal has just released footage of this intimate rehearsal with Florence & The Machine. The pair put in an incredible performance at this year’s 2010 Brit Awards of the mash-up song “You Got the Dirtee Love”!
The one-off collaboration was released on last week and looks set to claim the Number 1 spot, this Sunday in the UK Charts!
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