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Victoria Moss and Jessica Skeete-Cross

Fashion news! Cillian Murphy's hot Versace campaign, Simone Rocha’s sell out Crocs and our new brand crush

New obsession: Cillian Murphy as a Versace Icon

Cillian Murphy (Versace)

Major props to Versace for snapping up two Hollywood titans for its latest (appropriately named) Icons campaign. Fresh off his Oscar win, Cillian Murphy has joined Anne ‘cerulean’ Hathaway as a face of this collection of wardrobe classics. These might be everyday stalwarts but, naturally, they come with a keen Versace twist; think silk Barocco prints strewn on the backs of trench coats, Medusa-head metal hardware and lashings of leather. The queen of the house, Donatella Versace, offers: ‘I wanted to create a timeless wardrobe of pieces that work hard for you and celebrate the best of Versace. Our great tailoring, our perfect cut. All with just a hint of rebel attitude. The idea is that these pieces are always in the store and you can build your wardrobe around them. I also love to see the collection on our Icons community around the world. Strong, powerful, independent people who are really making a difference in the world.’


Get this quirky cool label on your radar

(Late Checkout)

Every now and again a brand comes along with a bit of wit and storytelling that charms the socks off us. Case in point: Late Checkout, from Madrid artist Antón Álvarez and creative director Alex Turrión. Their label takes its cue from an imaginary hotel, with collections inspired by guests and staff — so far, so very Wes Anderson. The latest, titled The Painter, features Mondrian-esque colour-blocked rugby shirts, plum velvet blazers and sweet pink satin pyjamas. The founders explain that ‘hotels have this magical aura of things happening all the time. They’re a temporary home far from home, a sensation of upgrading from your daily life with a mix of adventure, relaxation and disconnection. LateCheckout was born while on tour where our only concern after long days of work and longer nights partying was to be able to order room service anytime and have late checkout on the last day to sleep as long as possible. Our first motto was, “Late checkout is a lifestyle.”’ Dying to check in already.

From £70 (

The sell out success of Simone Rocha’s Crocs

We’ve not yet crossed this style rubicon, but can Simone Rocha get us into Crocs? It’s not a no, TBH. It might even be a very hard yes. If of course, you can get your hands on a pair (we hear they’re up to £300 on eBay). From £170 (;

(Simone Rocha x Crocs)

Do you speak fashion?


There’s no (real) shame in mispronouncing designer names, but as ever, we’re here to help. On the back of Loewe’s (Low-ev-ay) jolly pronunciation campaign with Dan Levy and Aubrey Plaza, here’s a quick phonetic recap for you to brush up:

Azzedine Alaïa: azz-eh-deen ah-lie-ahComme des Garçons: com day gar-sohnSchiaparelli: skap-uh-rell-eeHermès: air-mezLouis Vuitton: loo-wee vwee-tohnMaison Margiela: may-zohn mar-jell-ahMoschino: moss-key-noVersace: vur-sar-cheeSacai: sack-eyeDilara Fındıkoğlu: dee-la-rah fin-dee-co-gloo

Add to Basket, by Jessica Skeete-Cross


NICCOLÒ PASQUALETTI Sonoro minibag, £455 (


MANGO dress, £119 (


ANNI LU Petit Swell hoop earrings, £60 (


SIEDRÉS Rolin suede jacket, £1,622 (


BIRKENSTOCK suede Boston shoes, £130 (

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