- Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo is the new face of Parisian handbag label Lancaster Paris. [tFS inbox]
- Kate Bosworth is designing a footwear line with Matisse. [WWD]
- Sounds like David Beckham may soon be following in his wife’s footsteps. The ex-soccer player and current professional handsome man just inked a deal with Global Brands…and folks are speculating that it could be a lifestyle brand. [WWD]
- George Clooney is going to be on Downton Abbey…here’s a sneak peek of his performance. [YouTube]
- This video shows how beauty standards have changed over 100 years in just over one minute. [Mashable]
- Ariana Grande got clocked in the face by Elsa Hosk’s Victoria’s Secret Angel wings — and the reaction photo is priceless. [Celebuzz]
- Intel and Luxottica are teaming up to bring you another wearable tech item you didn’t ask for. [Fashionista]
- Here’s a handy-dandy guide to vanity sizing, by a handful of some of the most popular retailers. [Racked]
- Ab Fab‘s Joanna Lumley is pulling a DVF move — she’s gotten the city of London to green light building a garden bridge across the River Thames. [Stylist]
Kids can’t seem to get enough of Frozen and Disney can’t get enough of making money off of Frozen. While you’re scouring the stores this holiday season looking for Elsa and Olaf plush toys, you can pick up a little somethin’ somethin’ for yourself now that Disney is releasing a cosmetics line based off the hit film.
The range consists of lipstick, nail polish an eyeshadow palette and rollerball options. The peddlers of princess complexes and false hopes for love invite you to “discover the magic inside” with cosmetics that have names like “Spiraling Snow,” “Miss Royal Pants” and “Queen to Be.” As you might have guessed, there is a LOT of sparkle, shimmer and frost – basically all the colors you might have worn to your seventh grade dance.
Prices start at $11 and peak at $35, so the range is pretty reasonably priced. The catch? You’ll have to travel to a Disney Park to buy anything, as it appears the collection hasn’t hit the ‘net yet.
So go forth, dear frosty princesses and get gussied up courtesy of Disney.
Anja Rubik can add “perfume connoisseur” to her list of accomplishments as the model follows in the footsteps of so many other rich and famous types with the launch of her new fragrance.
Rubik, whose catwalk credits include Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Isabel Marant and (most importantly) Kanye West, is diversifying with her first scent, Original, which has notes of green tea, pink pepper and amber. The perfume just sold out on Net-a-Porter, but Colette still has some 50mL bottles available for $105.
Colette notes that the fragrance has a subtle scent, so if you’re the type who likes people to lean in real close in order to smell you, it sounds like this might be the one for you.
Alexander Wang is launching a denim collection next week and he’s debuting the range with a set of racy, Steven Klein shot ads starring model Anna Ewers.
Taking notes from denim ads of yore (like Calvin Klein and Guess), Wang went all out for his first effort, shooting Anna fully naked, save for a pair of his jeans pulled down to her ankles as she lounges on a loveseat. Her nipples are obscured only by the Wang logo. But the image that’s bound to get people really talking doesn’t even show the model’s face: It’s merely a crotch shot of the model oiled up with her pants down, her hands in standard, ahem, self-pleasuring position.
Can’t get enough of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? Neither can the folks at Swarovski. The crystal brand has lent its precious stones for the 12th year to bring some bling to the show, and this time, there’s more sparkle than ever before. For the big event, Swarovski created a look for Lily Donaldson, spangled with 150,000 crystals — more than it’s ever used for a Victoria’s Secret piece before.
The outfit, consisting of the obligatory bra and panties, also boasted a sculptural corset, fringed skirt and huge butterfly wings. Lily donned the sparkly look for the “Fairy Tale” segment of the show, but you’ll never get to fully experience the gorgeousness of her outfit from the runway. Looks like this deserves to be seen up close and personal.
Peep these behind-the-scenes images of her epic ensemble — and try to tell us you’re not absolutely dazzled. We dare you. (more…)
We should’ve known this was coming after she opened the show during New York Fashion Week in September: Abbey Lee Kershaw stars in the Spring 2015 advertising campaign for Hugo Boss. Jason Wu tapped the Aussie beauty to front his second campaign for the German brand and kept photographic duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin from last season to lens the images. The womenswear campaign is fresh and simple with a modern twist as Abbey sports a blunt blond wig, while standing before a classic studio backdrop, allowing the clothes and accessories to do the talking. Abbey previously fronted the Hugo by Hugo Boss campaign back in 2011.
Our forum members had mixed reactions toward the new campaign. “Why did they give Abbey that god awful hairstyle? The hair from the runway show would have looked so much sleeker. I can’t even look at anything else,” slammed valliaddict.
Benn98 was also underwhelmed with the result and echoed, “Eek! Not what I expected, Abbey doesn’t look her best here. Hopefully the rest will be better.”
GivenchyHomme just simply wasn’t feeling Hugo Boss’ offering this season and proclaimed, “I prefer last season’s campaign with Edie. Abbey isn’t doing it for me.”
Opinions shortly changed inside the thread, though. “I like Abbey’s pic a lot. It seems that they continued the idea of last season, but it’s an improvement so kudos to Abbey,” enthused a satisfied Avogadro.
“In love with Abbey’s picture as well. I don’t mind the hairstyle so much, it’s very Abbey and Abbey is just pure love,” shared a positive anlabe32.
Nepenthes was also a fan: “I actually really love Abbey’s shot!”
“Love Abbey’s presence, kinda breaks with the brand’s overall boredom imo,” stated kokobombon.
Charlie Siem is the face of the menswear campaign. Check out his shot for Hugo Boss’ Spring 2015 ad campaign inside the thread and join the discussion here.