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Karl Lagerfeld Rejects the See-Now, Buy-Now Runway Concept: ‘It’s the End of Everything’

Image: Imaxtree

Image: Imaxtree

The fashion industry is evenly divided on the see-now, buy-now business model. For every major fashion house that embraces the new format (like Prada and Moschino), there’s an industry bigwig that rejects it completely.

François-Henri Pinault (CEO of Kering, which owns Gucci, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen) is staunchly against the change in delivery. He believes the immediacy “negates the dream” of luxury, and the six-month wait creates desire. “There are some brands for which a runway show is a communications event,” he told Bloomberg. “What we will decide will be what suits our brands and our vision of luxury.”

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Karl Lagerfeld echoes his sentiments. “This way is chaos,” he told the Financial Times backstage at Fendi. “The reality is that you have to give people the time to make their choice, to order the clothes or handbags, and to produce them beautifully so that editors can photograph them. If not, that’s the end of everything.” (more…)

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Here’s What Disney Princesses REALLY Look Like When They Wake Up



If Disney princesses set our standard for beauty, we’re all screwed. The fairy tale protagonists are known for their flawless visages and hair coiffed to perfection. And not just for formal dances (ahem, Belle). Even Snow White would wake up with a face full of makeup including red lipstick that never ran or smudged. Talk about unrealistic. 

A new illustration series by Isaiah Stephens on Cosmopolitan brings a dose of reality to Disneyland. Princesses get the “real woman” treatment with images that show them after they first wake up. They look groggy and disheveled, sporting bed-head, dark circles and even drool. 

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As for wardrobe, their ball gowns are replaced with old sweatshirts, oversized tees and wrinkled pajama sets. And two princesses have a steaming cup of coffee in hand.

In fact, the only Disney character who looks like her normal self is Ursula in a silky negligee. But we wouldn’t expect anything less from the underwater diva. See the full series here

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Aussie Model Ajak Deng Quits the Industry, Hits Out At “The Fakes and the Lies”

Australian model Ajak Deng has announced that she is quitting modelling and heading back to Australia so that she can start to live a “real life”.

The 26-year-old Sudanese-born model has walked the runway for fashion houses like Louis Vuitton, Gaultier, Valentino and Calvin Klein but she’s had enough.


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Vogue Korea and Lara Stone Take a Risk With an Unconventional Cover for March (Forum Buzz)

The Korean fashion monthlies are certainly bringing out the big guns for March with W Korea tapping none other than Kendall Jenner and now Lara Stone is fronting Vogue Korea. As usual, the magazine wasn’t afraid to think outside the box, opting to give us an unconventional cover image this month with Lara pictured on her knees in Louis Vuitton as she poses in what we assume is a makeshift living room. Photographed by Emma Tempest with Ye Young Kim on styling duties, our forum members couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.

Vogue Korea March 2016 : Lara Stone by Emma Tempest


“Oh this is stunning! I love how Vogue Korea always uses the unconventional cover shots and somehow make it work. I like this. And the layout is pretty good too!” admitted MON the moment the cover surfaced.

“Very different and very good!” noted DutchHomme, sharing the same positive attitude. (more…)

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Lily Aldridge Wears Nothing But Boots and Fur on Lui’s March 2016 Cover (Forum Buzz)

Our forums certainly didn’t hold back last month after Lui magazine unveiled a rather tacky cover featuring Rita Ora flashing her bare breasts for Terry Richardson. But the racy French publication appears to redeem itself with its March 2016 offering. The title tapped Lily Aldridge to make her debut on the cover wearing nothing but a striking mohair coat and a pair of knee-high boots before the lens of photographer David Bellemere. Lily is slowly but surely gaining momentum in the fashion industry, currently starring in ads for Stuart Weitzman and she was recently a cover girl for Vogue Spain.

Lui March 2016 : Lily Aldridge by David Bellemere


Lui‘s choice this month left our forum members divided. “Will never get this girl’s appeal. She’s got such a harsh face. Just as well there are so many distractions on this cover,” pointed out a disapproving Benn98

“This looks awfully generic, Lui has had better covers. I don’t know why they do them anymore. Also Lily doesn’t excite me, she isn’t really sexy to me,” inputted KateTheGreatest. (more…)

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This Extreme Haircut Video Is BANANAS


Whether we’re chopping it all off or just getting a trim, there’s always some anxiety when we sit in a hair stylist’s chair. After all, we’re trusting them not to go all Edward Scissorhands on us. Which is why, in this new viral video from Barbershapp, we can’t even imagine the level of faith this model has in her stylist.

The hair stylist appears to free-form an intricate cut into the model’s pin-straight hair and begins by cutting the top layer into a one-inch halo. The resulting look, which features choppy, uneven layers that spiral around the crown of her head combined with longer teased-out pieces underneath, can only be described as bonkers.  (more…)