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Link Buzz: Arizona Muse on Being a Teen Mom; What’s the Law on Moschino’s McDonald’s Collection?

  • Image: Lia Toby / WENN

    Image: Lia Toby / WENN

    Arizona Muse "opens up" about modeling and young motherhood. [Telegraph]
     
  • Swishing olive oil around in your mouth for 10-20 minutes might have AMAZING health benefits but I think this fad is not for me, thanks! [BellaSugar]
     
  • Moda Operandi's co-founder is launching a new e-commerce site which brings lets users customize luxury items. 50 labels (along the lines of Marchesa and Rodarte) have signed on. [WSJ]
     
  • Where do lesbians and queer women fit into fashion and what does the phrase "girl crush" have to do with it? [Fashionista]
     
  • Greenpoint vintage boutique Fox & Fawn (<3) has figured out a way to sell stuff using Instagram. [NYTimes]
     
  • So, if you were curious about the legal/trademark dimension of Moschino's "fast fashion" collection, I have a link for you. [TheFashionLaw]

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Edita Vilkeviciute is Vogue China’s April Cover Girl (Forum Buzz)

It seems like just two days ago the March issue of Chinese Vogue arrived and now we're already onto April. Daniel Jackson photographed Lithuanian model Edita Vilkeviciute wearing Christian Dior for the April 2014 cover of Vogue China.

IMAGE CREDIT: WEIBO/VOGUE CHINA

IMAGE CREDIT: WEIBO/VOGUE CHINA

TheFashionSpot forums are divided in their opinion regarding this particular cover. "Although I don't think it is a good shot, but it's far better than the horror image of last month," wrote LRlovesDaria.

Starry commented, "Very simple cover but still very nice! Edita is beautiful!"

"She's a boring model and so is this cover," wrote Bertrando3.

Egoiste was ecstatic over the cover and Edita's presence, "I just…. My goddess Edita. Stunning as always, finally another Vogue cover for her. Absolute perfection."

The resemblance to Japanese Vogue was not lost on littlekiki, "She looks great. So happy it's her! Although it looks like a Vogue Japan cover." Gossiping agreed, "Wow stunning cover, just like others said, looks like Vogue Japan — it's probably why I love it so much."

Personally, I look forward to seeing if there is an accompanying editorial to complement the cover shot because I love Jackson's work.

You can join the discussion here.

 

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Welcome New Fashion Title Vamp Magazine, from the Founders of Hercules

It's always a pleasure to welcome a new magazine into the mix. Vamp Magazine, from the founders of Hercules, is the latest publication for fashion lovers. The magazine believes in featuring profiles of strong women and fashion stories photographed by up-and-coming photographers. Fashion spreads will resemble aesthetics from American magazines during the 70s and 80s.

For its premiere issue, Vamp has created six covers with models Emily DiDonato, Andreea Diaconu, Liya Kebede, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Karmen Pedaru and Carolyn Murphy. All of the covers were photographed by Argentinian photographer Paola Kudacki.

IMAGE CREDIT: BUSINESSOFFASHION.COM

IMAGE CREDIT: BUSINESSOFFASHION.COM

I, for one, welcome Vamp with open arms. They've given us some very stimulating covers for the first issue and are already off to a very good start. I look forward to seeing the evolution of this particular title (as well as Diaconu).

Stay tuned for more content and get involved in the discussion here.

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theFashionSpot’s 10 Best Articles of the Week

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  1. Watch: Where Do Fashion Trends Come From? [theFashionDish] — We bet fashion trends affect how you get dressed every single day. But what causes those sartorial shifts? Where do fashion trends come from? Our panelists fill us in.
     
  2. Fashion Editor Street Style: Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014 (Forum Buzz) — Anna Dello Russo, Giovanna Battaglia and more pulled out all the stops as they hits the streets of Paris.
     
  3. Model Grace Hartzel: Meet Hedi Slimane’s Muse and Fashion’s Next Big Thing — Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane's new muse might look a little familiar. 
     
  4. Katie Cassidy: How to Get the Perfect Brow — Our March guest editor shows us how with just a few tricks and products, the ultimate brow is just a couple minutes away.
     
  5. Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014 Hits and Misses: Part 3 (Forum Buzz) — Paris powerhouses like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and more rounded out the collections we loved and loathed this season. 
     
  6. Watch: Do Runway Models Perpetuate an Unattainable Beauty Standard? [theFashionDish] — In the latest clip from theFashionDish, our panelists talk about how high-end fashion plays into the unattainable beauty standard.
     
  7. Watch: Is Lincoln Center Fashion’s High School? a tFS Roundtable Discussion [theFashionDish] — Is Lincoln Center fashion's high school, a necessary institution for advancing America's design talent?
     
  8. After the Oscars: What the Stars Wore Party Hopping — From the annual Vanity Fair Oscars Party to Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Party, glamorous gowns weren’t just reserved for the actual award show ceremony.
     
  9. Beauty Report: Barefaced Beauties at Stella McCartney — Massive flicks, victory rolls and high-maintenance up-dos step aside, this is a look we'll definitely be trying. 
     
  10. #ModelStalking: Kanye West Poses with a Fan and Even More Eiffel Tower Snaps — What Really Happens Backstage at #PFW — Over the last few days of Paris Fashion Week, everyone went festive. 

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Claudia Schiffer is Looking Better Than Ever on the Cover of Vogue Germany’s April Issue (Forum Buzz)

It's not all that often we're treated to a real 90's 'supermodel' on the cover of Vogue nowadays. Claudia Schiffer fronts the April 2014 issue of Vogue Germany, photographed by Luigi Murenu and Daniele + Iango and wears Schiaparelli Haute Couture.

IMAGE CREDIT: VOGUE.DE

IMAGE CREDIT: VOGUE.DE

The Fashion Spot forums were quickly set alight when the cover was posted by Srdjan. There's no wonder the majority of members are in favor of this, because it's absolutely wonderful to see Schiffer on the cover of Vogue and looking better than ever.

"Oh my God!!! I'm in love with this cover .Finally a great cover from German Vogue so cool and modern! this magazine is getting better!" exclaimed bridgettetson

Starry wrote, "Always happy to see a supermodel like Claudia on the cover." Creative also agreed, writing, "Claudia! It's been such a long time since her latest Vogue cover. Glad she's back. She's eternal."

Nymphaea made a reference towards to evident gothic inspiration, "A bit too much The Addams Family for my taste. Always lovely to see Claudia on a cover." she wrote.

I couldn't agree more with these comments. It's a pleasure to read positive reactions to the cover of a fashion magazine. Personally, I don't notice a single negative element. Here's to hoping the accompanying story (if there actually is a one inside) is just as stunning!

You can join the discussion here.
 

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Flashback: Vogue Paris August 2006 with Hilary Rhoda by Mario Testino

I can remember it like it was an hour ago. I was on vacation with my family in Spain and we were strolling through the streets when out the corner of my eye, I spotted a stunning magazine cover. I had just started to become obsessed with fashion magazines and seeing a foreign edition of Vogue was surreal for me. We could only get the British version back home in our small town. I hadn't a clue who the latest model was or what everyone was wearing, but I loved the look of this girl on the cover of Vogue Paris — and that girl was Hilary Rhoda. My obsession with models and French Vogue was about to start.

The August 2006 cover of Vogue Paris featured a glamorous Hilary Rhoda wearing a Christian Dior jacket and skirt, photographed by Mario Testino and styled by Carine Roitfeld.

IMAGE CREDIT: MY OWN PERSONAL SCAN

IMAGE CREDIT: MY OWN PERSONAL SCAN

As vaguely as I remember seeing this cover for the first time, I can also remember tearing it up not long after I was back from Spain (yes, slap on the wrist for me). I'm just thankful we now have access to online auctions. It was like a trip down memory lane when I purchased another copy a couple of years ago.

The content offers just as much pleasure as the cover shot. Inside there are stories from Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh, Terry Richardson, Patrick Demarchelier, Karl Lagerfeld and Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin.

My favorite story from the whole issue is entitled "Toute Allure" with Estonian model Carmen Kass, photographed by Richardson and styled by Emmanuelle Alt. The pictures are very different to what we're used to seeing Richardson produce nowadays, so it's nice to reflect on the excellence he used to produce for magazines back in 2006. This particular set of images are a delight and the editorial still remains a favorite of mine to this day. The editorial is almost like a storyboard of Kass and her lover (played by Olivier Zahm) running around Place de la Concorde in Paris on a summer's day. It's extremely chic and very Parisian. Alt's use of Chanel is also very good.

They don't make fashion magazines like this anymore, so why not familiarize yourself with this issue from 2006 by clicking here.

 

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