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British Designer Hits the Runway in Palm Springs!

Posted on November 10th, 2016 at 8:21 am by    

Julia Clancey is a British fashion designer based in Los Angeles; her clothes have dazzled the world over in highly publicized shows like London, New York and Dubai Fashion Week. Her creations have been featured in magazines including Vogue and ELLE and Harpers Bazaar.

The petite brunette has spent the last couple of years focusing and developing her sophisticated accessory line. Her attention to detail and love of vintage led to the creation of her latest collection showing at Palm Springs Fashion Week when it debuts in mid-November. This will see Clancey take to the runway with her best friend and longtime muse, model and author – Lady Victoria Hervey.

Swarovski has endorsed the line, and as a brand partner, Julia uses the highest quality of all materials when constructing a new collection. Her upcoming assortment is all hand embroidered and made to order. The pieces are made to be cherished and passed down to generations as timeless statement adornments unlike most garments made in the modern day world of fashion.

Her target market is 25-to 70-year-olds. Representative garments are ballet skirts, baby-doll dresses, chic turbans (which have recently become her trademark), and crystal-encrusted accessories.

Clancey describes her aesthetic as glamorous and fun, and says her clothes are, “Floaty and very feminine based on silk georgettes, chiffons, and satins.”

He first ten years in the fashion industry, she worked in various capacities, including Editor of ‘Large’ magazine and Fashion Editor of ‘Cream’ magazine in Sydney, Australia and by styling for musicians as well as taking on numerous advertising campaigns and creative projects. Over the years, A-list celebrity clients, including Victoria Beckham, Dita Von Teese, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Mischa Barton and Cameron Diaz noticed her work.

Clancey regularly shows her collection during London Fashion Week. Notable press includes garments featured in the pages of Vogue, Glamour, InStyle, ELLE, GQ, FHM, and Tattler. Julia Clancey products are sold in boutiques in England, France, Spain, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, and Russia. Her primary business is done domestically, in London. The clothing of the 1920s influenced Clancey’s Fall 2007 collection.

This November Julia unveils The Riviera Collection at Palm Springs Fashion Week – Palm Springs. Vibrant magenta’s, pineapple yellow, papaya and watermelon green delightfully clash with a selection of lilac, peach and ice pink sorbets in a luxurious collection of voluminous kaftans, tops, robes, and summer gowns with matching headscarves. Brilliant whites teamed with gold and silver ties. All in cooling cotton silk and cotton satin carefully hand embroidered with gold sequins.

She says, “The inspiration? Very Elizabeth Taylor meets Cleopatra on the French Riviera.” Oo-la-la!

Sean Borg: Welcome! What brings you to Palm Springs?

Julia Clancey: I am going to be showcasing my resort collection Palm Springs Fashion Week and bringing along my brother and his line, Andrew Clancey.

SB: You seem to love Palm Springs you are there a lot.

JC: I fell in love with Palm Springs when I first visited about 6 years ago. I love the architecture, dramatic landscape, and climate. I love the old Hollywood influence and the history of Palm Springs. The rest time I stayed at the Parker I remember wandering around the grounds alone late at night with a martini thinking it should be my home. I adore Melvyn’s too and I am hoping I can squeeze in a visit.

SB: When did you first visit the city?

JC: I think it was about 6 years ago as friends all came from L.A. to stay at Ace for a long weekend.

SB: What sparked your early interest in fashion?

JC: I think I have always had an interest in dressing up and I used to design outfits when I was very young, although my only style guide was the Freeman’s catalogue. It was a progression. It took many years as I had many other jobs first.

SB: What skills are important for a successful career in fashion design?

JC: I am self-taught so never went to college. London is a bit snobby so I was never accepted as did not go to St. Martins, etc. I and the snobby side of fashion very amusing. I mean come on out seam lines are not saving lives. It is a lot of hard work and you need to be incredibly patient and focused.

SB: What made you take fashion more seriously and make a career out of it?

JC: I tend to do what makes me happy and making dresses made me happy. You cannot do it for the money, as the hours you put in are never ending. I was a fashion stylist before too so it really was a natural progression.

SB: How has your work evolved since you began your own label?

JC: There are still signature styles from my first collection that carry through to today. I’ve now had time to really create my signature style. I love dressing up, so I design for the woman that embraces that too. It amuses me when people say they adore my collection but have nowhere to wear it to. You make it happen, you create that situation!

SB: Are there any types of clothing that you avoid wearing or designing?

JC: Dungarees! Although, I do love a good jumpsuit. So, never say never to a Dungaree… However, I would market the designs as jumpsuits, definitely!

SB: What are you fascinated by right now and how does it shape your work?

JC: I am really getting back into doing gowns again. I said I would not go back into it. I am also designing a luxury yacht tender from concept and it is an incredible process. I’m hoping to do more after this one. It is always great to keep learning something new. I’m not sure I will sell may yachts in Palm Springs…but…

SB: What advice would you give to young designers?

JC: Have an understanding of your brand and where you see it. The fashion and retail industry is not in great shape and there is lots of competition, so what sets you apart from everyone else? Do you have rich parents or a sugar daddy? As you may need one…ha-ha

SB: What would you like to achieve before the end of the year?

JC: A few days off and being totally pampered. I am in desperate need of spa days. I would love to cycle through Joshua Tree too. I may be coming back…or not leaving Palm Springs for a while. Ha-ha.

SB: How do you stay up to date with fashion?

JC: I pay no attention to fashion and never have apart from when I was styling. I do not look at what other people are doing.

SB: Who is the most famous person to wear you?

JC: Gosh, well I did some accessories for Madonna’s tour. I dressed her dancers, but still great. Keira Knightly wore a headpiece. Dita Von Teese always looks incredible in any of the pieces. Oh, back in the day even Victoria Beckham. There have been a few and all very special to me for different reasons. The most exciting were when Prince contacted me to buy dresses for one of his artists for the Golden Globes, Grammys, and the Oscars. That was crazy…I was very shattered afterward.

SB: You worked with actress and Vogue cover girl Sienna Miller, how was that?

JC: I worked with her on Bernard Rose’s film, ‘Two Jacks’, and it was incredible. I had been saving this dress for the right person for years and then this lm comes along. I worked with some great actresses on that film and adored scenes with Izabella Miko too as she was thrown up in the air whilst dancing in one of the gowns. I love seeing the dresses coming to life and use a lot of fabric for the movement.

SB: Tell me about the collection at Palm Springs Fashion Week.

JC: It is a resort collection made from silk cotton, cotton, satin, and silk. Hand embroidered. All one size. Very luxe. All ages. I called it the Riviera Collection but we could call it Palm Springs…ha-ha…

SB: What’s next for the Julia Clancey Empire?

JC: Well once the yacht is done maybe private jets, hotels? Ha-ha, who knows? I would love a holiday home in Palm Springs!

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Meryl Streep Is Helping Carey Mulligan Through Motherhood!

Posted on October 22nd, 2015 at 12:08 pm by    

British star Carey Mulligan says motherhood has been “pretty stressful” so far. Oo-er!

The 30-year-old actress, who is currently promoting her new movie “Suffragette”, gave birth to her baby daughter Evelyn earlier this month but has been struggling to balance her new role as a mother with her globe-trotting career.

While many mothers in the U.K. and U.S. have at least three months maternity leave, Mulligan and her newborn baby, Evelyn Grace, were nudged early from the domestic nest at a mere five weeks.

There are downsides to being a movie star after all, apparently, including unmovable publicity obligations. Fortunately, the Oscar-nominated actress and her newborn have been accompanied around the globe during their Suffragette P.R. duties by co-star Meryl Streep, the infallible Oscar winner and mother of four. And on Monday evening, Mulligan revealed the extent to which Streep has been helping her through new motherhood.

While accepting an award at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event on Monday, Mulligan admitted to the audience that “the last couple of weeks have been pretty stressful.

Telling Vanity Fair: “Doing press and doing it with a tiny baby, timing has been very important and babies do what they want, which is a challenge,” Mulligan continued. “But it’s really helpful when you have Meryl Streep backstage at events shouting at people on your behalf—telling them to hurry the hell up because you have a nursing mother here.”

After Streep presented Mulligan with the award, the new mother turned to her co-star and said, “This is a massive pinch-me moment . . . I think it’s safe to say that there’s not a woman here tonight who doesn’t hold you in the absolute highest esteem.”

Streep returned the praise in her opening remarks, telling Mulligan, “I’m in awe of your talent . . . I really am. I’m also in awe of your voice, which is like warm caramel poured over the English language.

“The last couple of weeks have been pretty stressful. Doing press and doing it with a tiny baby, timing has been very important and babies do what they want, which is a challenge,” she said.

The blonde beauty said her “Suffragette” co-star Meryl Streep, 66, who has four grown-up children, Henry, Mamie, Grace and Louisa, has been “helpful”.

“It’s really helpful when you have Meryl Streep backstage at events shouting at people on your behalf, telling them to hurry the hell up because you have a nursing mother here.

“I applaud your taste in material and how you hold out for stuff,” she said. “Even when you were young and didn’t have any money, you just did things that mattered.”

Streep continued by saying, “I can’t wait to see what Carey Mulligan will give us next, what new woman she’ll give birth to. I mean, in addition to the very beautiful and sweet smelling Evy Grace.”

Last week, Mulligan admitted that having Streep on set was a bit nerve-wracking. “Everyone’s very excited all day, all of the crew, all of the quite scary crew members who are sort of big, tough guys,” she said. “They are all very suddenly quite buzzy and excited.”

Suffragette opens in U.S. theaters on October 23.

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Brit Stars Lewis and Cumberbatch Going For Gongs at US TV Awards!

Posted on May 23rd, 2013 at 8:18 am by    

In other news on Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor is among a host of stars flying the flag for the ‘Brits in LA’ at the 2013 American Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

Cumberbatch and Homeland hottie Damian Lewis have been honoured with nominations for their performances in the Showtime series and the BBC mini-series Parade’s End.

Lewis, whose Homeland co-star Claire Danes is also nominated, faces competition for best actor from fellow Brit stars Andrew Lincoln and Matthew Rhys, together with Kevin Spacey, Bryan Cranston and Timothy Olyphant.

Cumberbatch will battle it out against Behind The Candelabra stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, as well as Toby Jones, Al Pacino and Dominic West, in the best actor in a movie or mini-series field.

While Brit actresses Sienna Miller and Imelda Staunton have received nods for their portrayals of Tippi Hedren and Alfred Hitchcock’s wife Alma Reville in the BBC and HBO TV drama The Girl.

Chef Gordon Ramsay and TV presenter Cat Deeley face each other for best reality host.

And homegrown favourite Downton Abbey is up against Homeland for ‘best drama series’, alongside The Americans, Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones and The Good Wife.

The third annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards will be held on June 10 in Los Angeles. Woot, Woot for the Brits!

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Jude Law and Ruth Wilson… More Than Just Co-Stars!

Posted on March 12th, 2012 at 11:38 am by    

Its only been a matter of days since the news broke that Jude Law and new girlfriend, Ruth Wilson, were officially dating, and now the two of them have taken their relationship to the ‘next celeb-couple’ step, after being snapped strolling in the California sunshine.

The actors, who met on the production of Anna Christie last year, were spotted in a lip-lock only a month ago at London’s trendy Groucho Club, sparking rumors that the pair was more than just co-stars. And judging from these cozy pics, of the couple taking a relaxing walk along Venice Beach last Sunday, we can safely say the rumors are in fact true!

Wilson, 30, is thought to be Law’s first real serious girlfriend since he split with the gorgeous Sienna Miller… Well, the first that we know of, because lets face it, it is Jude Law we are talking about here!

An onlooker that saw the couple together in London last week said the pair weren’t “worried about who saw them kissing,” and were very much “an item”… and with Jude and Ruth looking so relaxed together here in Los Angeles, maybe this could be the start of something good for the two them.

Only time will tell…


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Game, Set and Match for Sienna and Tom!

Posted on June 6th, 2011 at 7:15 am by    

It seems Roger Federer and Rafael Nadel weren’t the only ones making the headlines in at the French Open final in Paris.

In the crowd cheering on the fierce tennis battle was the gorgeous Sienna Miller and her new beau – scruffy British actor, Tom Strurridge…And they seems they were too busy kissing to watch what was going on the court!

The couple, who went public about their relationship last month, looked very much like ‘loves-young-dream’ as they couldn’t keep their eyes off each other at the Roland Garros Stadium, yesterday.

Even when Tom, 25, did manage to catch a glimpse of the action on the court, Sienna would give him a sad – adoring gaze, which would quickly be followed by giggles and kissing. …Ahh young love, eh?

Strurridge, who has starred in such films, as The Boat That Rocked and Vanity Fair, was first linked to Miller in back in April after her split with Jude Law last February, and I must say this pair look much more suitably matched!

Sienna is simply stunning, and a real Ace. You could even say it was Game, Set and Match for Tom…ok, so I’ll stop with the tennis jokes, and for those of you interested in the tennis, Nadel won by 3 sets to 1.

So, a good day in Paris all round, I’d say!


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Sienna Miller To Play Belly-Dancing Chicago Housewife!

Posted on March 2nd, 2011 at 12:57 pm by    

British actress Sienna Miller will star in Just Like a Woman, playing a Chicago housewife who absconds with her belly-dancing teacher to Las Vegas to enter a dance competition. Rachid Bouchareb, whose Algerian Oscar entry Above the Law lost out to In a Better World in Sunday’s Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, directs.

Miller, whose new play Flare Path directed by Trevor Nunn opens in London this coming Friday, tells Deadline she agreed to star in Just Like a Woman before she even read the script. “Rachid is one of the most exciting directors working today,” she says.

“He’s one of those people who understand the medium of film in a way that’s not manipulative but that’s honest and raw. As a director he’s capable of anything. The kinds of films he makes are the ones I like to watch.”

Source: Deadline Hollywood

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Julia Clancey is Sienna Miller’s Fashion Fancy!

Posted on December 21st, 2010 at 10:59 am by    

This is what being in Los Angeles is all about… Julia Clancey has landed her first major break since arriving in Tinseltown a little over two years ago.

The British fashion designer has just signed on to style Hollywood indi-flick Two Jacks which stars Sienna Miller and Danny Huston (love him!)

Along with a bevy of Brits including Bernard Rose in the director’s chair and Julia Verdin producing, the film – a drama that centers around two different generations of a family starting in 1992, when a legendary filmmaker (Huston) returns to Hollywood after a lengthy absence to get financing for a new movie. In a series of wild adventures, he boozes, seduces a beautiful woman (Miller) and fights with studio execs, winning the money he needs in a poker game.

Clancey, who has dressed top stars Paris HiltonMegan FoxLindsey Lohan and Juliette Lewis to name a few, is thrilled to be styling Miller and the rest of the top name cast, including Billy Zane, Lydia Hearst, Jacqueline Bisset and Jack Huston. I’m told Julia has always loved Sienna’s style dating way back to her Boho chic days, and I reckon her designs will look fantastic on her!

There is no doubt about it, Sienna Miller still has pull, and this news is sure to get Hollywood’s A-list clamoring to wear Julia’s dresses at the Globes and the Oscars in 2011. Apparently her phone has been ringing off the hook already with requests for award season fittings.

Can’t wait to see Miss Miller in one Julia’s stunning creations very soon… Thumbs up to the film, its cast… Oh, and its very talented stylist of course!

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Sienna’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Posted on December 8th, 2010 at 11:23 am by    

I hate to be the one to break this to you all, but Sienna Miller will NOT be appearing in panto this Christmas as Little Red Riding Hood… Although we wouldn’t blame you for thinking such crazy, as the 28 year old was spotted in west London sporting similar entire to the fairy tale character.

Sienna, along with boyfriend Jude Law, battled against the freezing cold weather to attend a pleasant carol service at St Paul’s church in Knightsbridge, London.

It’s always nice to see people getting into Christmas cheer and what better way to do so than a good old Christmas song-along.

The couple headed off in a taxi after the service and finished the evening with cocktails at the Cuckoo Club. But say what you will about the red cape with fur hood, but it certainly look like it was warm and in the current London weather… That’s all that matters.

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