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Cass Bird Photographs Saskia de Brauw for Vogue Korea’s March Cover (Forum Buzz)

Magazines are pulling out all the stops for the big spring fashion issues, tapping A-list stars and the hottest models to grace their covers. Vogue Korea is taking its March issue in stride, however, giving us a laid-back cover shot by Cass Bird. Saskia de Brauw poses nonchalantly, looking as though she was interrupted while hanging out at the beach. The Karl Lagerfeld favorite sports an embellished jacket, swimsuit and a pair of white socks with sandals (yes, really).

Vogue Korea March 2015 Saskia de Brauw Cass Bird

IMAGE: VOGUE.CO.KR

Members of our forums were sure to voice their opinions inside the thread. “I like the colors, it feels really fresh and appropriate for spring,” KateTheGreatest shared, oozing a positive attitude toward the cover.

TeeVanity was also feeling it. “Always nice to see Saskia, pure simplicity,” he posted.

“Saskia and Cass Bird are both awesome. Can’t wait to see more,” anticipated oliverhm. Are we in for a home run?

“I’m actually really [looking] forward to see[ing] the editorial. Excited about the Cass Bird Saskia combo. I like the cover photo, not so much with that layout though,” mistress f added.

The discussion soon went downhill. “It’s so lifeless. And I don’t like Saskia styling in that way,” narcyza stated.

Forum member kokobombon disapproved, “I don’t like it, it looks too bare.”

Are you a fan? Await the cover story and add your own two cents here inside our thread.

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Ariana Grande Delves Into Fragrance

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

You know what the world definitely doesn’t have enough of? Celebrity fragrances. And Ariana Grande is happy to add another one to the pot. The singer is launching a scent of her own for the first time, in partnership with LUXE Brands. Ariana says she’s always had an obsession with fragrance and though celebrities shilling the stuff isn’t anything new, the way Ms. Grande describes her love affair with perfume makes this new endeavor slightly more than a vanity project for her.

“I’m asked so often about which fragrance I’m wearing, or if I have a signature scent. I do have favorites, but I really want to create something that encompasses everything I love…which is why I am so excited to create my personal fragrance I can call my own,” she told WWD.

Ariana’s fragrance is due to hit shelves in September.

[via WWD]

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Riccardo Tisci on Being One of the First Designers to Accept Kim Kardashian

Image: Getty

Image: Getty

Designers may be scrambling to dress Kim Kardashian now, but there was a time when the fashion set turned up their noses at the thought of seeing the reality star in their clothes. These days, well…now we have Kim and her nearly exposed lady flower prancing about for LOVE magazine in Prada duds. But there is one designer who was always down for the reality star, partially because he was already homies with her husband. We are speaking, of course, of Riccardo Tisci, who explained to Details why he put her in his clothes when no one else would.

Tisci noted that at the time, Kim was accepted “by nobody. And she’s a sweet girl. And Kanye and me, we did it together. Every designer is dying to dress her now,” he said. “I didn’t care what people thought about Kim. In the beginning, I met her because of my respect for Kanye, and then I liked her a lot and we became friends. I got killed because of this. But I didn’t care. That is a friend, you see. And this is why, when they got married, they asked me to dress them.”

Thank you, Mr. Tisci, for your part in creating the Kimye fashion monster. 

[via Details]

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We Are Loving Erin O’Connor on the Cover of Hunger Magazine (Forum Buzz)

After unexpectedly making an appearance at the Marc Jacobs show during NYFW, Erin O’Connor lands a special collectors cover for Hunger‘s newest installment. The statuesque beauty from London sat for Rankin for a classic, timeless and elegant (just like Erin herself) portrait. Captured in black and white to create an even more dynamic shot, Erin worked the angles of her beautifully structured face, donning an extravagant hat created by Jean Paul Gaultier. Rankin (the founder of Hunger magazine) photographed a handful of other models for the remaining covers.

Hunger Magazine #8 Erin O'Connor Rankin

IMAGE: HUNGERTV.COM

Our forum members have made it clear which cover is the most compelling. “Cool and powerful covers! Erin’s is totally different, more classical and even has a vintage vibe which is really nice,” admired Emmanuelle, starting us off on a positive note.

“Cool covers… but ERIN!” KissMiss echoed.

“I agree with them, Erin is too bad ass for pastels and fake smiles,” replied HeatherAnne.

Also full of appreciation was Galimatias: “I love Erin’s cover, it’s not very usual see her on covers nowadays.”

Forum member thatsfierce simply declared, “Erin’s cover is everything.” We agree!

Kobito proclaimed, “OMG Erin’s cover is a must-have! Her cover is just like the mother of the others, in a good way.”

See inside the thread to take a look at the other covers, check out some previews of Hunger‘s 8th issue and share your opinion here.

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LVMH Announces Shortlist for Young Fashion Designer Prize

Image: LVMH

Image: LVMH

LVMH has announced the shortlist for its Young Fashion Designer Prize. After going through a pool of nearly 1,000 designers, LVMH has narrowed down its picks to 26, and you may recognize a few names. In addition to labels like Agi & Sam, Marques Almeida and Jacquemus, we find Off-White, the haute streetwear brand designed by Virgil Abloh, one of Kanye West’s creative partners-in-crime.

Almeida and Craig Green will have their second turn in the competition this year, and will be judged along with the 24 other labels by LVMH bigwigs, including Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Jonathan Anderson, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Nicolas Ghesquière, Raf Simons, Phoebe Philo, Riccardo Tisci, Delphine Arnault, Jean-Paul Claverie and Pierre-Yves Roussel. Before they face this panel of esteemed judges, a group of 45 influential members of the fashion set (including Emmanuelle Alt, Tim Blanks, Patrick Demarchelier, Linda Fargo, Cathy Horyn, Pat McGrath and more) will narrow down the list to 8 finalists. The overall winner will be announced in May.

Below, the list of the 26 designers that are one step closer to taking home the LVMH prize.

(more…)

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IMG Scouts New Locations for NYFW

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Image: Getty

This season marked Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s last turn at Lincoln Center. The question is now, “Where to next?” According to WWD, IMG has not confirmed a new location, though eventually, the event is supposed to wind up at the Culture Shed, the complex being built in the revamped Hudson Yards. The building was supposed to be completed by 2017, but it’s starting to look as if it won’t be done until at least 2019. 

So, the search is on for a new home for NYFW. On the list of possible locations is Skylight Clarkson Sq in SoHo, which will be the home of Men’s Fashion Week in July. Skylight at Moynihan Station (the James A. Farley Post Office, across Eighth Avenue from Penn Station) is also another option, as well as just setting up shop on a pier in Tribeca.

This is also Mercedes-Benz’s last season backing Fashion Week, which will now be known simply as New York Fashion Week. Wherever Fashion Week’s hub winds up, one thing is for certain: The traffic around the venue will be, as it always is, a total mess.

[via WWD]

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