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(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between (L) Diana, Princess of Wales and actress Jessica Chastain. Oscar hype continues with the announcement of the nominations for the 84th Academy Awards. Luise Rainer became the first actress to receive an Academy Award for her role in the 1936 biopic 'The Great Ziegfeld,' playing stage performer Anna Held. Over half of the last ten Oscars for best actor or actress have been for performances in a biopic. The trend continues this year with the nominations for actors Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep, Viggo Mortensen, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio for their roles in 'My Week With Marilyn.' 'The Iron Lady,' 'A Dangerous Method,' 'Moneyball' and 'J Edgar.'  ***LEFT IMAGE***1988:  Diana, Princess of Wales, wears a red and black Catherine Walker evening dress, while attending a dinner at the British Embassy in Paris during an official visit in November 1988 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE***VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 04:  Actress Jessica Chastain attends the "Wild Salome" premiere during the 68th Venice Film Festival at Palazzo del Cinema on September 4, 2011 in Venice, Italy.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
AN ’80s REVIVAL
For an era so often referred to as bad taste, the 1980s still
manage to assert heavy influence on present-day fashion. Only
recently the spotlight has been turned back on Princess Diana
with an exhibition, Her Fashion Story, on show at Kensington
Palace until February 2018. It seems we just can’t get enough of
shoulder pads, 10-denier tights and sexy off-the-shoulder looks.

 

Moon-Young-Hee-PFW-SS17-Paris-Fashion-WeekFEELING BLUE IN PARIS
Some are interpreting the mania for blue at Paris Fashion Week as a statement of “the blues” about the perceived rise of nationalism across Europe and America. While its exact symbolism is up for debate, one thing is certain: blue is the colour of the season. A host of designers all used the symbolically-charged hue in their autumn-winter collections. Including; Celine, Dior,Issey
Miyake, and Elie Saab.

RUMOUR HAS IT
The whispers are true, H&M will soon be stationed within our city limits. The super chain, with more than 4100 stores in 64
countries, is set to open New Zealand’s second store in the $140-million retail and office redevelopment, The Crossing, opposite
Ballantynes. We are looking forward to having H&M’s selection of ‘conscious-sustainable’ styles right on our doorstep.