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Apple Watch Tries to Seduce the Fashion Set with Paris Fashion Week Unveilings

The Apple Watch is Apple’s opportunity to really inject itself into the fashion industry on a meaningful level. Sure, iPhones and iPads are a staple of industry workers, but this new product is poised to merge tech and fashion in a brand new way. And it seems the tech giant is really trying to get in the good graces of the fashion set. Chanel had a preview breakfast of the product after yesterday’s unveiling at Colette Paris, where fashion folks of all stripes came to preview the new product.

But if you think anyone was able to actually touch anything, think again. The watches were kept in a glass display. Apple CEO Tim Cook was on hand for the Colette affair, along with Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld. But according to reports, the rest of the crowd was less fashion and more tech. The Verge says that the majority of guests were white, not particularly fashionable men who waited online outside to get an in-person glimpse of the product. 

As for the fashionistas, the watch left them feeling less than psyched. As one Colette shopper said, “I think they should stick with what they know and do well. Not fashion.” Still, Apple had at it again last night at a 250-guest dinner, hosted by Azzedine Alaïa. Anna Dello Russo, Mick Jagger, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Salma Hayek and other attendees of note poured over the Apple Watch displays while sipping champagne.


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Taylor Swift’s Cat, Olivia Benson, Makes Her Modeling Debut for Keds

Taylor Swift's cat pictured with Keds shoes

Image: Keds

Move over, Choupette Lagerfeld! A new white-haired, blue-eyed kitty is hitting the modeling scene and her mom is even more famous than the Kaiser. We are, of course, talking about Olivia Benson, Taylor Swift‘s cat, who makes her modeling debut for Swift’s latest Keds sneaker. 

Swift has an ongoing collaboration with Keds and this latest collection includes the Sneaky Cat, a black shoe with an image of a gray cat furtively peeking over the soles. The shoe was designed in honor of Swift’s latest album, 1989, and is accented with a gold heart charm and 12-13-89 written in the metallic hue on the heel.

Benson is pictured resting her adorable little head in the mouth of the shoe, smizing (as best a kitty can) into the distance. We wonder what professional cat model Ms. Lagerfeld might have to say about Benson’s first go in front of the camera, though we have a feeling she would approve.

Sneaky Cat is available now at for $55 and comes with two sets of laces.

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Watch: Carine Roitfeld’s Most Embarrassing Moment Revealed!

Gather ’round, kids. In a recent short from i-D and The Business of Fashion, Carine Roitfeld shared her most embarrassing moment in fashion. But it’s not what you’re thinking. Here’s what the founder of CR Fashion Book had to say:

“Some years ago, I went out of a Marc Jacobs show at night, and there were a lot of stairs. I missed one stair. I fell down. It was very embarrassing, but all the photographers in front of me put down their cameras, and they didn’t take one picture. So, for me, it was, can I say a proof of love? A proof of respect for me because they didn’t take advantage and do a picture where I would look stupid or ridiculous.”

Now that’s power.

Want more? Check out the rest of the video above.

[via BoF]

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Here’s the Ad for Cara Delevingne’s Collaboration with DKNY

DKNY loves Cara Delevingne so much, it allowed her to take the reins and design her own collection — she even penned the press release herself. Now, the campaign for the 15-piece range, rife with crop tops and elevated sweats, is finally here! 

Ads for the Cara and DKNY collaboration

Image: DKNY

Grazia posted a look at the ads, which continue DKNY’s recent trend of casting “real” people for ads and runway shows. Cara and the label launched an online model search to find fresh faces for the campaign. Six lucky beautiful people were chosen to pose alongside Cara D., clad in a black and white bodycon jumpsuit and yellow beanie with “DKNY X Cara” emblazoned across the front. 

The collection is expected to hit on October 15, so we hope you’ve been stockpiling your cash these past few weeks!

[h/t Grazia]

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Effortlessly Chic: Christy Turlington Is Porter’s Winter 2014 Cover Star (Forum Buzz)

Porter continues to impress, having already tapped the likes of Gisele Bundchen, Lady Gaga and Lara Stone as previous cover subjects. Now onto its fifth issue, Porter‘s latest comes with Christy Turlington on the front cover. Photographed by Porter regulars Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Turlington is the epitome of effortless chic, wearing a blue denim shirt from Levi’s and a Rolex watch teamed with a pair of white gold and diamond De Grisoogono earrings.

Porter Winter 2014 Christy Turlington by Inez & Vinoodh


Our forum members show mixed reactions. “Christy was never my favorite super, but she is slaying the hell out of this cover. Porter is leagues above most other magazines these days!” shares an ecstatic marsnoop2.

“She truly is a fantastic model with amazing presence. Such a fantastic cover, I have loved all of their covers, and most issues so far!” noted Miss Dalloway, who’s clearly a fan of Net-a-Porter‘s print magazine.

Kokobombon shares her enthusiasm too: “I love it! Major 80s flashback, I had to double check the thread´s title,” and went on to suggest, “It would have been better with a cleaner layout but still, the image is very striking imo.”

Also acknowledging the 80s styling was Bertrando3 who wrote, “Very 80s indeed, I love Christy, she always does amazing pictures.”

Yet not everyone was satisfied with Porter‘s latest installment. “This magazine is just pants. I’ve never wanted to buy something less,” wrote an unimpressed Kite.

Burbuja8910 was left underwhelmed also: “What have [they] done to Christy?… Horrible cover. The Porter team should have done better work.”

For the first time since its debut, Porter has created a limited-edition cover which will soon become available for purchase via its website. Check out the cover inside our thread and share your own opinion here.

Porter‘s Winter 2014 issue is available on newsstands worldwide October 3, so be sure to grab yourself a copy!

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Taylor Swift Has ‘Never Looked Better’ on UK Vogue’s November Cover (Forum Buzz)

Members of our forums don’t miss a trick, and they’ve been speculating for months in the Cover Rumor Thread that this particular cover was in the works. Taylor Swift graces U.K. Vogue‘s November issue, released via its website this morning, and it was quickly brought over to our forums for debate. Mario Testino shot the “Shake It Off” singer wearing a range of pieces from Miu Miu, styled by Lucinda Chambers.

Taylor Swift On the cover of UK Vogue November 2014


Our forum members are pleasantly surprised with the outcome. “She never looked better, I think this is one of the best celeb covers they’ve done in a long long while!” raved Miss Dalloway.

“My God! I’m ecstatic! This is amazing, love all the elements: the composition, the color scheme, styling, Taylor!! And here I was dreading a close-up shot. Don’t care for the preview, it looks too messy. Hope the rest of the ed reflects the laid-back setting,” agreed an elated Benn98.

MON shared his amazement: “I can’t believe that I actually like this. It’s not a hot mess, what a surprise!”

“This is actually very good, interesting clothes, hairstyle and concept. Nice for Vogue UK that always has terrible covers,” commented zacatecas570, echoing everyone’s delight.

Also in the mood for some Taylor was honeycombchild, who wrote, “I kind of… I’m surprised, but I actually like it. I think it looks cool. It’s very sickly sweet in its colour choices, but at least she looks different and again it’s something a little different for British Vogue.” But he went on to post, “Although, those freckles are drawn on I’m sure… Which I always find weird.”

In true forum fashion, a few members did find some flaws. “Why are all the fall covers looking so much more summery than summer covers?” questioned Darling Myy.

Not feeling Testino’s photography was blueorchid, who asked, “Was Craig McDean busy??”

Are you a fan of the cover? See inside the thread for a preview of Taylor’s cover story and don’t forget to add your own two cents here.

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