Welcome to the 21st century Joe Fresh! Pull up a seat, order yourself a drink, because we’re more than happy to welcome you to the Internet age of e-commerce. Yes, after years of rumours and complaints, Canada’s biggest clothing brand has finally launched online shopping.
Until now, the cheap and cheerful clothing baby of Joe Mimran has only been available at Loblaws, or some of the few stand-alone stores in city centres. For those of us who don’t live near one, that meant we could never take advantage of their $12 tees or $19 cords… until now.
As of this week you can now buy all your fast fashion at joefresh.com, which will wrap your buys in neat packing paper and ship it to your home at your convenience. All I can say is that it’s about time, but before I skip off to buy a rainbow of their $69 cashmere sweaters, here are a few more favourite fall picks from the newly launched site to commemorate Joe Fresh's use of their grey matter (geddit?).
Joe Fresh Ankle Zip Cord Jean, $29; Light Grey Silk Shirt, $49; Suede Animal Print Belt, $19; Laced Wedge Bootie, $69; and Graphic Bulldog Sweater, $29
Terry Richardson for Harper’s BAZAAR
Harper's Bazaar has just released its November cover, which features Madonna photographed by Terry Richardson. The pop icon was a logical choice to follow Miley Cyrus' October cover, especially when you consider their shared fondness for simulating masturbation on stage and wearing gaudy gold grillz.
Terry Richardson for Harper’s BAZAAR.
This is Richardson's fourth straight cover for Harper's Bazaar — which, hmmm. I'll admit that Madonna looks gorgeous here, but credit for that is due in large part to her everlasting youth and gorgeous sheen (which she maintains with a steady regimen of kombucha and premie toenails) and 20th century advancements in airbrushing technology. More seriously, the golden, armored styling is fantastic, especially all the accessories. True, most of us will never have the opportunity to wear a chainmail mask, but gold talon press-ons are certainly something anyone can find use for.
Over the years, Absolut Vodka has collaborated with a plethora of iconic artists and fashion designers, including Stella McCartney and Gareth Pugh, and this season they’ve teamed up with emerging British designer Kitty Joseph.
Joseph is a Royal College of Art MA Graduate in Textile Design who has experience in several different areas of the fashion industry including trend prediction for leading international brands and creating print collections. She’s worked with an array of international celebrities and style icons such as Lady Gaga, for whom she created a bespoke piece, and last season saw her collaborate with Pop magazine during London Fashion Week to create a film which aired in the BFC’s Canon Cinema Space.
Kitty has created a three-piece capsule collection and accessories inspired by Absolut Originality, a new limited-edition bottle with a key cobalt blue stripe aesthetic created by infusing the colour into the molten glass during production. So, the three different outfits demonstrate the progress of the colour infusing into the bottle… Clever right? Take a look at her designs below.
The accessories are also equally as cool, and shape is key as the range is led by oversized square bangles and chunky circular or hexagonal rings. Completely wearable statement pieces!
Images: The Absolut Company
Lifetime's new original movie, House of Versace, is slated to premiere this Saturday, to the delight of anyone who understands why a Lifetime movie is a genius vehicle for the Italian fashion label's scandalous, murderous past. Based on the the unauthorized biography House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival, which chronicles the Versace family's rise and fall and starring Gina Gershon as Donatella Versace, the movie promises to be deliciously trashy (trailer below). But when WWD reached out to Versace to ask whether they had any thought or reactions, the house sent back an icy reply:
“Versace has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV movie about Mrs. Versace. Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is based, the movie should only be seen as a work of fiction.”
Shouldn't be a problem:
Recently, I was swooning over the new Hervé Léger by Max Azria Barbie, or more specifically, her enviable Hervé Léger bandage dress, but move over fashion Barbie because there’s a way more styling doll in town… Introducing the RCMP Barbie, the redheaded babe who can not only lay claim to Ken, but also rock a super suave Mountie outfit.
Released as part of the World Barbie Collection, the RCMP Barbie hails from the land of the maple leaf, maple syrup and the maple donut: Canada. She comes dressed in the uniform currently worn by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which includes a scarlet tunic accented with the cross strap and belt, navy and yellow breeches and tall Strathcona boots. Her Stetson can be removed to reveal her bright red hair, while she also comes in a keepsake travel trunk packaging and includes a “pink passport” to travel across Canada, and the world, in style!
But alas, there’s only one problem with getting your hands (child-sized or otherwise) on this new doll as, after going on sale for $30 on the Mountie Shop, she sold out within 48 hours! The online store had originally stocked just 300 of the “Canadian Girls,” but has since been left high and dry while they wait for a new shipment to come in. In the meantime Mattel Inc. has allegedly manufactured around 1,200 in the first production run, so while there may be more to come (at the Mountie Store, as well as Target and Loblaws), we living dolls will have move fast.
Here's Claire Danes on the cover of Vogue UK, photographed by Nathanial Goldberg. The actress is styled in a look from Louis Vuitton's Resort 2014 collection and pictured either sitting in a dentist's chair or (the plot thickens) flying in a plane. Either way, the ambiguous setting is an improvement (just one of the many) over the cheesy Middle Earth backdrop we saw when Danes appeared on the cover of US Vogue in August. The fact that a big budget fashion glossy produced an attractive photo of a beautiful woman shouldn't seem like such an accomplishment, but this is a bleak world.
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