And that it does. New York-based activist Amy Sall, founder of SUNU: Journal of African Affairs, Critical Thought + Aesthetics and transgender artist, poet and DJ Juliana Huxtable star in the first promos for Kenzo x H&M. Accompanying Amy and Juliana are Oko Ebombo, a musician and performance artist living in Paris, and Isamaya Ffrench, a makeup artist and member of the Theo Adams Company, a London-based performance collective. (more…)
Forty-seven has all the makings of a banner year for Jennifer Lopez (who we are convinced has a bewitched, aging portrait stashed in an attic somewhere). The singer-actress-producer-designer’s leisurewear of choice, the Juicy Couture tracksuit, is staging a comeback, she just rang in her birthday surrounded by a court of hip hop, athletic and fashion royalty, she voices Diego’s love interest in the latest Ice Age installment, and her fragrance empire, hit NBC drama and Vegas residency are all going strong. To top it off, today Lopez announced her latest project, a high-end footwear and accessories line in collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti.
The capsule collection, called Giuseppe for Jennifer Lopez, will be shown at the Footwear Fashion Association of New York from August 2 to August 4, but won’t be available for purchase at major luxury retailers until January. Priced between $795 and $1,995, pieces include several Swarovski-encrusted open-toe booties (natch), embellished wedge sneakers, tall, strappy gladiators in pink snakeskin-print leather as well as two leather handbag styles. (more…)
Following the tradition of the last two years, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has just been unveiled as British Harper’s Bazaar‘s September cover girl for 2016 (despite rumors of a Kimye cover appearance). Rosie seems to be doing just fine on the magazine cover front lately, having recently starred on Vogue Thailand and currently killing it on the cover of Vogue Germany. For Bazaar’s biggest fashion issue of the year, Rosie was photographed by Bazaar regular Alexi Lubormirski for a soft and dreamy image wearing Alexander McQueen.
“Beautiful cover!” declared an impressed Handbag Queen the moment the cover dropped. Forum member Katya agreed shortly after, writing, “Absolutely great,” getting us off to a positive start.
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Kylie Jenner’s namesake cosmetics company is trying new things, expanding to a palette. Yesterday, the teen mogul delivered on her repeated promises of great things to come by announcing the release of her nine-shade bronze Kyshadow palette via Snapchat. Each palette features the following hues: Jasper (a matte finish creamy beige), Quartz (a satin finish champagne gold), Topaz (a matte finish taupe), Goldstone (a satin finish bronze), Citrine (a matte finish bright orange), Tiger Eye (a matte finish light golden brown), Hematite (a matte finish chestnut brown), Bronze (a matte finish chocolate brown) and Onyx (a matte finish, you guessed it, black). Love her or leave her, you’ve got to admit the reality starlet’s got a serious eye for makeup trends. (more…)
Far more fun than the cakey, unsettling 100-layers-of-makeup videos taking the beauty blogosphere by storm is the occasional 100-years-of-(insert fashion category here) retrospective that allows us to look back on trends old, newer and newest and reflect on the ways in which fashion evolves and often repeats itself.
Swimwear, for instance, has come a long way since the all-concealing costumes women wore at the turn of the 20th century. To illustrate this fact, Mode made a video (which debuted on Elle) showcasing 100 years of swimsuits, from 1916 to the present. Rather than simply trying on retro and current beachwear, Mode’s eternally patient and well-postured leading lady rocks the pantsuits of the 1910s, the yellow polka dot bikinis of the 1960s, the bondage-inspired bikinis of today and more iconic styles…in body paint. (more…)