"I am an eco-warrior, but I take long showers with a clean conscience because I'm vegetarian,” designer Vivienne Westwood claimed on Tuesday, following the disappearance of her famous ginger locks two weeks ago in support of climate change.
She goes on to explain, "By avoiding meat, you do more for the environment than recycling or driving a hybrid car.” The following day Westwood led an anti-fracking march through London, further proving her environmental credentials.
Also this week, Kit Harington – one of the stars of TV series Game of Thrones – was announced as the face of Jimmy Choo’s AW14 campaign.
The news, confirmed yesterday, follows rumours that surfaced on Monday of a possible sale by Jimmy Choo’s owners Labelux, who were reported to be considering an IPO.
Harington’s role for the brand will commence in September, with the launch of the mens footwear and eyewear campaigns, as well as bags. His image will also introduce the debut Jimmy Choo Man fragrance, following the success of the women’s scent that launched in 2011.
Lastly, today has seen the opening of Céline’s new London store on Mount Street, much to the excitement of many a Philo worshiper.
The French label closed their Bruton Street store in July 2009, not long after Creative Director Phoebe Philo made her debut. Its launch follows a weekend in which Philo received an OBE at Buckingham Palace, presented by Prince Charles, for her services to fashion.
The new shop – the UK’s only branch – joins the likes of Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga and Christian Louboutin who all have stores on the street; Roksanda Ilincic and Christopher Kane meanwhile are set to open their first shops later this year.
Céline image via Style.com.