- American Apparel’s hedge fund supporter wants Dov Charney out of the picture. [WWD]
- How Goop is every celebrity lifestyle wannabe’s role model. [NYT]
- Say Media is selling xoJane. [TechCrunch]
- How Adriana Lima gets in shape for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. [ELLE]
- Princess Diana’s wedding dress designer wants to start a bridal line. [NYT]
- Looking for a fake designer purse? Facebook is probably a good place to start. [The Cut]
- Everyone in fashion is basically dressing like Aaliyah. [Jezebel]
- There are very expensive items on Goop’s 2014 holiday gift guide. [Goop]
- How about some holiday shopping that gives back? Echo will donate cold weather items to needy teenagers and young adults for every hat, pair of gloves or muffler you purchase from November 17 to December 17. [theFashionSpot inbox]
Fashion Month calendar be damned! Giorgio Armani is not going to slap together his fashion show just because someone wants to cut Milan Fashion Week a day short. Last season, Milan Fashion Week was only five days as opposed to the six-day run it’s enjoyed during past seasons. Armani’s move forces Milan to extend its Fashion Week back to the original six days, which is making the Italian Fashion Chamber quite happy.
“I want to personally thank Giorgio Armani who gave proof of great sensitivity and generosity towards the Italian fashion system,” Mario Boselli, president of the Italian Fashion Chamber, told WWD.
Armani flipped in February when Anna Wintour failed to attend his show, leaving instead to move on to Paris. Armani complained that he was the only big designer to show on the last day, which is why editors were flocking to the French city. To make the most of the extended calendar, perhaps the Italian Fashion Chamber should consider scheduling another big-ticket designer on the last day to ensure that more people stick around.
“I like the idea of lipsticks named after boys. Why commit to one when you can have several?” says designer Tom Ford of his upcoming Lips & Boys collection. The collection of 50 miniature lipsticks will be available on November 28 (aka Black Friday) on TomFord.com for four days and at other online retailers on December 1 for Cyber Monday only. The collection will make a return to the e-commerce retailers and brick-and-mortar stores on December 26.
The Estée Lauder licensed brand will offer 10 shade ranges of the minaudière-friendly lipsticks, from nude browns, purple plums, bold metallics, girlish pinks and classic red. The highly pigmented shades Tom Ford Beauty is known for will include 36 new colors that will retail for $32 each. As to why Ford named these colors after men, he told WWD, “Obviously I’m not expecting a lot of men to wear the lipsticks, but I liked the concept. I love seeing a woman in a man’s suit. Why not have a lipstick named after a man?”
All the male names represent someone from Ford’s life, past and present. Tomas is his nephew, Rory is his best friend, Addison was his first crush and Alexander is his son (whom he and his husband call Jack — which a violet shade is named after).
What is interesting about this launch is that most of the buys for the collection will be digital. “It’s especially important for a product like this — it will appeal to a generation who does use social media and spends a lot of their time online,” said Ford to WWD. “And buying a lipstick online is less risky than buying a more expensive item that has to fit you. While it’s an investment for some, it’s the entry level to our brand, and so I think people are more willing to say, ‘I’ll take that’ online.” (more…)
After i-D released its Winter 2014 cover via its website earlier this week, our forum members immediately began to discuss the image. One-time Prada girl Mica Arganaraz was photographed by Willy Vanderperre for the front cover, sporting a messy updo tended to by hairstylist Duffy. Peter Philips applied thick, clumpy mascara to Mica’s face, while stylist Olivier Rizzo selected a Christian Dior dress for the Argentinian model to wear.
Members of our forums share mixed feelings toward i-D‘s latest cover. “Yeah it really is fresh. Mica looks great. The hair, makeup and styling complement each other. Willy is fantastic,” raved anlabe32, who got the thread off on a positive note.
“Their best cover in awhile, love that [she’s] wearing that Dior dress, hair and makeup perfect as well,” added a satisfied HeatherAnne.
“Mica looks really great here and the styling fits her perfectly!” wrote justaguy.
Also on board with the cover was TeeVanity: “It really is gorgeous.”
But the rest of us aren’t feeling it. “The hair looks like a rat’s nest,” stated littlekiki.
“Guess I’m in the minority here, but I hate the makeup and overall styling of the cover – same for the Dior dress. Many things come to mind looking at it, but ‘fresh’ isn’t one of them,” disapproved mistress_f.
Are you a fan of Mica’s first cover of i-D? Check out some previews and share your opinion with us inside the thread here.
Eastpak has tapped the legendary Jean Paul Gaultier to help in the fight against AIDS. The brand asked Gaultier to put his own spin on one of its backpacks and the result is a convertible, wearable, all-in-one jacket/backpack combo.
The jacket and backpack are attached and can be worn as an all-in-one piece. But if you’re not into that sort of thing, you can roll up the jacket portion, stuff it into the bag and wear it as a backpack alone. The designer used three embroidered vintage Japanese bomber jackets to create the pieces, which will be auctioned off December 1 on World AIDS Day. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Designers Against AIDS.
Visit Eastpak’s website to participate in the auction (which starts in 16 days) and watch the video above to see how the bag was made.
Cara Delevingne is no stranger to fronting beauty campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent. The British model was first tapped by the iconic French brand back in 2013 and the relationship is still going strong. This time around, we see the 22-year-old beauty looking as though she’s just stepped in from a night on the town, but still sporting a face full of flawless makeup (obviously, after using YSL’s innovative products). Cara’s new campaign image for YSL’s Spring 2015 collection surfaced on our forums earlier and forum members are deliberating over the brand’s efforts this season.
“That highlight on her forehead is the only thing I notice, then I slowly bring my eyes down to the horrible makeup,” shared an underwhelmed TREVOFASHIONISTO. This doesn’t look like it’s going to go down well.
Nymphaea agreed and commented, “A bit too much makeup on her face.”
Also not showing much enthusiasm toward the campaign was ParisFashionMuse, who thinks the advert is “a boring image.”
“This reminds me of the Friends episode where Ross has to do Rachel’s makeup. Who approved this? Yikes,” disapproved a horrified mistress_f.
GivenchyHomme had a strong opinion and wasn’t afraid to share it with us: “She looks like a child playing dress up. Whoever did this makeup should be fired.” Ouch!
Do you agree with these strong comments? Are you a fan of Cara’s YSL adverts? Join the discussion inside the thread here.