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Karolina Kurkova is an Unexpected Housewife for Russian Tatler (Forum Buzz)

On a rare occasion does Tatler Russia get its very own thread on the forum, but members are fawning over the latest issue. Czech model Karolina Kurkova is on the cover, photographed by Norman Jean Roy. The Victoria's Secret regular wears a dress from Christian Dior's most recent haute couture collection which was styled by Anya Ziourova.

Tatler Russia May 2014 Karolina Kurkova

IMAGE CREDIT: TATLER RUSSIA

"She's on a roll! Another beautiful cover and excellent edit!" wrote justaguy.

"Oh I agree, absolutely beautiful pieces!" said Emmanuelle.

Forum member A.D.C was also very satisfied: "Wow. Judging from the runway pic, she really brings a crappy dress to life on that cover. Leave it to a supermodel to add structure where there isn't any."

"She cant do a bad cover! Stunning!" complimented GlamorousBoy.

What are your views regarding the cover? Do you like it? Check out the thread where you will see Karolina's housewife-inspired editorial here.
 

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5 Super-Trendy Luxury Items We Won’t Be Buying, Thanks

Luxury-PMost of the time, we encounter luxury fashion that's so fabulous it tempts us to reconsider how we feel about our kidneys. But not everything is so seductive. Certain items are like… wat da fuk. Sometimes that response has everything to do with pricing (I'm looking at you, $1,290 crystal-bedazzled stockings!), but other times… it's more like… who made the decision to bring this travesty to market?

But what do we know? We are hardly the target audience for certain upscale designer pieces. There's cat hair attached to everything we own, first of all. Also, the last time we went clubbing in Ibiza was never. We readily admit our own ignorance. And bow down to the superior taste levels of top luxury influencers.

Below, we've assembled five super-trendy items from luxury e-commerce site LuisaViaRoma. These products probably appeal to some people (????), but we won't be buying them anytime soon, thanks. 

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Jonathan Saunders Collaborates with Thomson

A new day, a new collaboration to take note of, and this year they just seem to be getting bigger and better. We’re still recovering from the exciting news of the H&M and Alexander Wang collaboration but our attention has admittedly been stolen by the news of Jonathan Saunders’ latest venture.

Jonathan Saunders, The British Fashion Awards 2012 held at The Savoy - Press Room

Image: Lia Toby/WENN.com

The Glasgow born fashion designer has teamed up with holiday company Thomson to create a bespoke collection of must-have holiday essentials. It’s the perfect news for this time of the year when we're planning summer vacations and shopping for a beach wardrobe. An added bonus? The limited-edition collection covers both women and men.

The collaboration is focused around Thomson’s new Sensatori Resort Jamaica for which Saunders has also exclusively accessorised the surrounding pool area, and that’s where the collection will also initially launch and go on sale until filtering out to selected stores around the UK.

The collection is an inspirational fusion of beautiful Jamaica, with a colour palette that combines both bold brights with relaxing earthy tones and, of course, you can expect key pieces such as sarongs and beach bags. The key print of choice was also inspired by Saunders’ own iconic design that embodied the dress that the Duchess of Cambridge wore during the Jubilee tour.

If you want to find out more about the influences behind the Jonathan Saunders for Thomson collection, take a look at this behind-the-scenes video:

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Flashback: Vogue Paris May 2005 with Julia Stegner by David Sims

As I eagerly anticipate the May 2014 issue of Vogue Paris, I thought we'd take a look back at the May 2005 issue of French Vogue for our weekly flashback series.

The cover features German model Julia Stegner photographed by David Sims, and she wears a Christian Dior haute couture dress which was designed by John Galliano. Stegner was styled by Karl Templer, makeup applied by Diane Kendal and hair seen to by Guido. It's no wonder the cover shot turned out so dynamic.

Flashback, Vogue Paris May 2005 Julia Stegner

IMAGE CREDIT: MARK E

This 242 paged issue is just full of surprises. We are treated to stories from Craig McDean, David Sims, Mario Testino, Karl Lagerfeld and Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. Not to mention the list of models: Anja Rubik, Raquel Zimmermann and Michelle Alves to name a select few.

My favorite story from the entire issue is one entitled "A L'eau" which features Brazillian model Michelle Alves donning a number of swimsuits and beachwear. The editorial is photographed by Inez & Vinoodh against a white backdrop, with styling by Emmanuelle Alt. It's just classic I&V/Alt with a fantastic looking model doing what she does best.

Can you remember this issue? Familiarize yourself with the contents here.

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Just In: Adriana Lima on Vogue Spain’s May 2014 Cover (Forum Buzz)

Brazilian model Adriana Lima has landed herself another Vogue cover. This time she's on the cover of Vogue Spain's May 2014 issue, which has just surfaced on the forums only moments ago. This is Lima's second cover of Spanish Vogue (the beauty fronted the June 2010 issue). Miguel Reveriego was the cover shoot photographer of choice this month and Vogue Spain's fashion director Belan Antolin styled the romantic looking shoot.

Vogue Spain May 2014 Adriana Lima by Miguel Reveriego

IMAGE CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/BELANANTOLIN

Members of theFashionSpot are loving the cover with GlamorousBoy kicking off the discussion writing, "Oh this is really beautiful!"

"WOW Divine! I love the emotion in her eyes on this covershot. This girl deserves more covers!" enthused DutchHomme.

"I'm out of words… This looks stunning!" complimented Legolas.

Emmanuelle was in the same boat but began to question the shot: "Really pretty! But something about her mouth is bothering me, I dunno," she wrote.

It seems as though Vogue Spain has given themselves a cover layout  redesign. There has been less text visible on its past two covers. Miss Dalloway also noticed this and commented, "Gorgeous, and THANK YOU for finally using less text!" The Vogue team has finally answered our prayers.

Be sure to add your valued opinion within the thread here.

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Link Buzz: Alexander Wang Turned Down Balenciaga at First; Jenna Lyons On NYC vs. LA

Alexander Wang at Balenciaga Fall 2014 / Image: IMAXtree

Alexander Wang at Balenciaga Fall 2014 / Image: IMAXtree

  • Speaking with students at SCAD, Alexander Wang revealed that he had declined the Balenciaga job when it was first offered to him. Also, the company had to shut down security cameras at Balenciaga when the designer went to visit the house archives, to prevent news of the negotations from being leaked. [Fashionista]
     
  • Here's an inside look at the CFDA's new book, The Pursuit of Style. [FabSugar]
     
  • Your clothing could soon have chips in it, which would make it scannable (!) for strangers who want to shop your wardrobe. [Observer]
     
  • Big, big HUGE congrats to Jourdan Dunn, who was just named spokesmodel for Maybelline. How fantastic to see that lucrative contract go to a model, not a celebrity. And a model of color, to boot! [HuffPo]
     
  • Another new beauty contract: Tina Fey signs on to be the face of Garnier's Ultra-Lift skincare line. [Glamour]
     
  • Speaking of BEAUTY, find out why this beauty editor doesn't actually wear makeup in her day-to-day life. [BellaSugar]
     
  • Dannijo tells young brands: "Not every opportunity is right." [Racked]
     
  • Jenna Lyons discusses the difference between LA and NYC, when it comes ot style. [The Cut]

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