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After this week’s Earth Day, the fashion world is getting their eco-conscious on, particularly with news of Vancouver’s Eco Fashion Week. Yep, a whole week of being good and green will be set aside for the week's eighth edition, which from what I’m gathering so far, is promised to be the biggest yet.
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On the docket for this year’s event is cultural maven Obakki, who will be showing its latest spring-summer 2014 collection of sustainable pieces (silk scooped and sexy pencil dresses) that will go on sale at Holt Renfrew as part of the H Project. What’s that you ask? H Project is a shop of extraordinary products curated by Alexandra Weston, Director of Brand Strategy, who will also be in Vancouver for the event. A portion of the night’s proceeds will go to The Obakki Foundation, Obakki's philanthropic counterpart, which focuses on providing clean water and education in Africa. Also to be featured at Vancouver’s Eco Fashion Week will be H&M, the mega-retailer that’s been working hard to turn a corner with regard to its reputation for disposable fashion. The effort can be seen in the store’s trade-in clothing scheme, for which H&M’s senior sustainability specialist, Pierre Börjesson, will be in Vancouver to give a keynote speech on the Garment Collecting Initiative.
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Finally, the trend-focused Value Village Thrift Chic Challenge will also be returning for a fifth year. The fan-favourite event will give three stylists a $500 allowance to create ten runway-worthy outﬁts using only gently-used clothing from Value Village. There’s also another contest, entitled the 68 Pound Challenge, in which Young Oak designer Tammy Joe will be tasked with creating a brand new fashion-forward collection from 68 pounds of reworked clothing from Value Village. 68 pounds here represents the amount of clothing and textiles the average North American throws away each year!
The three-day event will be at SFU Woodward’s, the plush Fairmont Waterfront, and Holt Renfrew, from April 27 to 29. Now go prove Kermit wrong and show how easy it is being green…
Only a handful of models can say they've landed themselves two major magazine covers within one month. Adriana Lima has scored her ninth cover of Vogue with Vogue Turkey's May 2014 issue (Lima's also on Vogue Spain's May 2014 issue). The Victoria's Secret model is photographed by Koray Birand as she dons a feminine top and skirt by Balmain.
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"Oh gosh…we barely recognize her, so much retouching on her face, it looks very plastic and fake. And the pose doesn't help," wrote Bertrando3.
Visualoptimism also seemed to notice some retouching: "I like the cover but the nose is so retouched!"
As did Nymphaea: "Too much photoshop, Adriana isn't Adriana anymore," but went on to write, "Love the soft palette."
"Gorgeous cover. Adriana looks amazing! Would prefer a different background color but it's still a stunning cover," commented Nepenthes.
Miss Dalloway was also in favor of the cover: "Gorgeous, I wish there was less text, but I like it anyway."
Be sure to comment on the cover and await the issue's contents here.
that Terry Richardson
propositioned a young model for sex by offering her a photoshoot in Vogue
are said to be false — surprise surprise.
Last week, a model tweeted a screengrab of a Facebook message from a user named Terry Richardson: "If i can fuck you i will book you in ny for a.shoot for Vogue," read the displayed text. Although we do personally believe the legions of models (Coco Rocha, Rie Rasmussen, Jamie Peck) who have spoken out against Richardson's allegedly exploitative on-set behavior, the method of delivery was, in this case, suspect. What kind of high profile sex predator sends typo-ridden sex solicitations to strange models on Facebook? I believe that Uncle Terry is creepy, but I don't think he's stupid.
And while media outlets like Salon were calling the incident "the end of Terry Richardson," the photographer was busy categorically denying the allegations in the press (“This is obviously a fake," said a spokesperson) and hiring Internet forensics experts to prove his case.
And lo and behold, New York Post reports that social media expert Theo Yedinsky (whose services were reportedly retained by Richardson) obtained information proving that the photographer was not associated with the Facebook account in question.
According to the Post, "Facebook found the account from which the message was sent in violation of standards of authenticity, and not from a verified Richardson account. Online forensic expert, Theo Yedinsky, said Facebook had removed the fake account, which he discovered was set up two weeks ago from 'some random Gmail account.'”
Previously: Did Terry Richardson Really Offer a Model a Vogue Photoshoot in Exchange for Sex?
Back when boho was still cool outside of Coachella and Margot Robbie still worked at Subway, Isabel Lucas was Australian fashion’s flower child. She lived for a crossbody coin purse and believed there was no occasion not fit for a bejewelled headband. She lunched in vegan leather fringe and drank kombucha when everyone still thought it was a martial art. She dated Angus Stone.
Her look was often appropriated by the shopping pages of People magazine, but she never really made a splash in the fashion industry. She never landed a campaign or a beauty contract, which is unfortunate because, well… she's friggin' beautiful. Plus, she deserves props for staying true to personal style, instead of giving in to passing trends. Still, Isabel sort of flew under the global fashion industry’s radar, only occasionally making headlines when she showed up to events dressed like a Christmas ribbon.
But then something happened—probably a realisation that she was a movie star, not an extra in a made-for-TV series about Woodstock, or maybe she just turned 29 and stopped with the Sienna Miller Lite swag. We didn’t even recognise her at Giorgio Armani’s ‘One Night Only’ event in New York City back in October, wearing a sharp-shouldered Armani blazer and slicked back hair.
And then 2014 happened. First she wore a gorgeous iridescent lace dress to the MOCA's 35th anniversary. Two days later, she hit the New York screening for her short film Engram in bright blue Prabal Gurung. And this week, she again put some effort in at the Tribeca Film Festival, wearing the heck out of a tailored jumpsuit and velvet blazer. The common thread, and sign she has totally bowed to her stylists wiles, is the sleek braided hairstyle, which we are so here for. Keep it up, girl. Kendall Jenner is only too keen to step in as Coachella Queen.
In a new interview with Business of Fashion, slated to appear in the publication's second special print edition, Victoria Beckham describes the makings of her unlikely design career. Since launching her eponymous contemporary label in 2008, the former Spice Girl has won the admiration and respect of the fashion industry, in a climate where most celebrity attempts at design are treated with scorn (just ask Kanye).
But Beckham's initial forays into fashion were treated with skeptism: “For a long time there, I was a bit of a laughingstock,” she tells BoF. “And while everybody was busy laughing, what was I doing? I was laying the foundation to what I have in place now.”
Her first few attempts at design were through licensing agreements with mass market brands like Linda Farrow (eyewear), Rock & Republic (denim) and Coty (fragrance). “At the time, I wanted to design and the opportunities came up to work with these people. They had the setup so I went in as a designer and I loved it,” she says of these early experiences. “I learnt an enormous amount about how I like things to be done and maybe how I would do things differently, myself. It was an incredible experience.”
This particular cover might not be to everyone's taste, but I don't think it's as bad as our forum members are making it out to be. Kendra Spears is on the cover of Vogue Thailand's May 2014 issue wearing an (overused?) Prada dress from the Spring 2014 collection. The American model-turned-princess is photographed by Marcin Tyszka. I cannot see any noticeable editing post-production, and I kind of like the flash. Plus, I've always been one for a Cindy Crawford look-alike. Our forum members? Eh, not so much…
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"The whole thing doesn't look very good. And I cannot stand Prada anymore o_O," wrote Emmanuelle.
Bertrando3 also wasn't feeling the cover: "It looks like a bad picture from the 80's lol!"
"This does not work for me, the light and the styling aren't good. But I am happy for Kendra," commented KateTheGreatest.
"Looks very cheap..And that flash?" questioned Srdjan.
However, Tinsley V was optimistic: "I kind of love it? But I think my love for Kendra Spears (and turbans) is making me biased towards it …"
As was jeffandtheworld who wrote, "Improved cover layout. Glamorous pose. Styling is ok. The [background] is just unfortunate."
Feel free to join the discussion within the thread here.