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Balenciaga Runway Exclusive Daria Werbowy Stars in Spring 2014 Campaign

Image: WWD

Image: WWD

As WWD points out, before Daria Werbowy was the face of Balenciaga's most recent, ivy-covered campaign (pictured here), she walked at the label's corresponding Spring 2014 show, as a runway exclusive. (Having an "exclusive" typically refers to a model agreeing to turn down other runway opportunities in return for a lucrative compensation package and exclusive runway appearance from a specific label).

Who doesn't love Werbowy? The 30-year-old model has sustained a stellar high-fashion career for a decade. After the model first walked at fashion week, she was handpicked by Steven Meisel to appear in Prada's Fall 2003 campaign. By 2004, she was posing for American Vogue spreads, getting photographed for them by Helmut Newton and signing a lucrative cosmetics contract with Lancome. Nine years later, the Ukrainian-born model is still one of Lancome's two spokesmodels. She also appears in campaigns for hyper-luxury label Céline (the only LVMH brand which doesn't have e-commerce), Parisian designer Isabel Marant, legendary Italian house Salvatore Ferragamo — and now, Alexander Wang's Balenciaga. 

The first ad image appeared on WWD earlier today. Photographed by Steven Klein, Werbowy poses against a white wall, her eyes shrouded by a tangle of vines. The stark, high-contrast lighting is reminiscent of the label's Fall 2013 campaign, which featured Kristen McMenamy and was also photographed by Klein, and helps create an overall moody effect.

Related: Parental Advisory: What is Anna Ewers Doing in a Bathroom for Alexander Wang’s Billboard Ad?

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Coincidence? Kat Dennings and Tina Fey Wear Nearly Identical Gowns (from Different Designers) on the Red Carpet

Images: WENN.com (left) / Getty (right)

Images: WENN.com (left) / Getty (right)

The awards show red carpet circuit never fails to produce a few minor design dramas. Here's one: We've just spotted case of designer look-a-likes, via tFS Forum member Lefemmenikita

Last week at the People's Choice Awards, actress Kat Dennings appeared on the red carpet wearing a strapless black ball gown printed with roses from the David Meister Signature collection. Just a few days later, Golden Globes co-host Tina Fey made her entrance at the awards show wearing a one-of-a-kind Carolina Herrera creation. Although small details distinguish the two gowns — Dennings' has a flattering ruched bodice, Fey's comes with a voluminous pleated overskirt — they are quite similar in terms of silhouette, color and concept. 

In yesterday's issue of WWD, the trade published a profile on Herrera's creative process, noting that she and Fey developed the star's gown together, from sketches. Dennings' gown has been on sale for at least a season (it's currently available for $1,137 on NeimanMarcus.com, marked-down 65% from $3,250). 

Related: Designer Copycats: Was This Erdem Pre-Fall 2014 Look ‘Inspired by’ Valentino’s Fall 2013 Collection?

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Selfridges Launches Festival of Imagination Featuring the Innovative United Nude Shoes

What’s the most extreme lengths that you‘ve ever gone to in order to try and win back an ex? Well, the innovative shoe brand United Nude was actually co-founded by the heartbroken architect Rem D Koolhaas who decided to turn his architectural skills to footwear rather than buildings, to try and woo his ex.

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Regardless of whatever his relationship status may now be, his shoe business is thriving and continuing to gain a strong international presence, and we’re excited to announce the arrival of its third exhibition and pop up shop at London’s flagship Selfridges.

As part of Selfridges Festival of Imagination exploring the creative mind and innovative thoughts, United Nude will be showcasing some of its finest footwear and demonstrating just exactly how the lines between fashion, art and architecture can be blurred. Its Lo Res collection and the innovative NOVA shoe will also be available to buy throughout the duration of the exhibition.

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The Lo Res collection, as the name implies, is created using Lo Res design technology which uses low resolution leading to 3-D abstractions in design. All supported by a short video to help visitors to understand the design concept, the exhibition features items such as Lo Res cars and cups, and of course, the mind blowing Lo Res shoes, which are available in many trend led colours.

So, if you fancy learning a thing or two about innovative fashion design, head over to Selfridges flagship and check out its Festival of imagination which launches January 17.

Related: United Nude: How Heartbreak Launched a Shoe Brand

Images: United Nude 

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Bambi Northwood Blyth and Dan Single Are Now Married For Real

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Ksubi founder Daan Single and Australian model Bambi Northwood-Blyth are now husband and wife – for real this time.

Upstaging their own fake high-fashion ceremony shot for the pages of Vogue Brides one year ago, the power couple legitimately tied the knot in Byron Bay over the weekend. 

Instagram suggests the wedding was intimate, outdoorsy, and extremely beautiful. Both the bride and groom wore white, Single a suit with a patterned shirt he made himself and Bambi a fitted, heavily embellished dress by Roberto Cavalli. The nuptials took place under an enormous tree next to the beach and the reception next to some very on-trend ‘D’ and ‘B’ marquee lights.

Cutest moment award goes to Dan for the sole Instagram he posted from the big day – a very blurry slice of landscape with the caption, “Gettin all teary on the way to our weddin !!!”

Congrats, guys!

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Harrods Closes Its Famous Animal Kingdom

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Originally famed for being the place that you could buy anything, Harrods has closed its infamous Animal Kingdom, that has sold everything from lions to guinea pigs since it first opened its doors in 1917, to make room for another womenswear section.

From an Alligator gifted to Noel Coward to a baby elephant named Gertie for Ronald Reagan, the early days of Harrods’ pet department were filled with intriguing and exotic creatures. The most famous being Christian the Lion who was bought by two Australian backpackers in 1969 for the price of 250 guineas (£3500). The lion lived with its owners John Rendall and Anthony Bourke on the Kings Road until it unsurprisingly outgrew its abode and was released into the wild in Kenya a year later by conservationist George Adamson.

Of course, such infamy often leads to uproar and when it became common knowledge that the store’s menagerie was better stocked than London Zoo, The 1976 Endangered Species Act was passed and the luxury pet store reduced its rather tropical tastes down to the finest domestic specimens money can buy.

Up until today, you could leave the sartorial madness of the store and be surrounded by a host of Pedigree pugs and Chihuahuas ready to hop right into your newly purchased Celine tote.

The Quatari royal family’s fund Qutar Holding, who currently owns the department store has apparently closed the area to make room for a further extension to the store's womenswear department, which currently boasts two levels, as part of a £200 million refurbishment.

"The Pet Kingdom department will close to make way for further exciting planned developments in our womenswear offering," a spokesperson for Harrods said.

It seems a little sad that such a famous part of London’s history has closed to open up more floor space for luxury goods rather than designer doggies, but the news has been welcomed by many animal rights groups, as The Dog's Trust chief executive Clarissa Baldwin told The Telegraph:

 "A pet shop is not an appropriate environment in which to sell puppies and kittens and our supporters have long expressed their concern about the UK's most famous department store selling pets."

SO, while you can continue to buy top of the range pet wear in Harrods, you will not be getting the dog. 

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Link Buzz: See the Preliminary NYFW Schedule; Juicy Couture Brings Back Velour Sweatsuits

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Image: IMAXtree

  • And now, ladies and gentlemen, a poem about the preliminary fashion week schedule (see it here –>  Fashionologie). 

    nyfw is (almost) here
    maybe we will see a collection inspired by pioneers?
    get used to it!

  • You can buy Sandra Bullock's exact Golden Globes gown — but I'm not sure why you would, zing! [FabSugar]
     
  • Five ways to make grey your go-to nail polish. I know what you're thinking: No way! Here's what I'll tell you: Way! [BellaSugar]
     
  • Juicy Couture is bringing back the velour sweatsuit. Timing is perfect, I need some new clothes to wear while vegging cutely. [HuffPo Style]
     
  • Is the man bun attractive in a "Bedford Avenue dumpster diving sort of way?" [Fashionista]
     
  • Beyonce wrote a blog post titled, "Gender Equality is Myth!" Hey lady, okay! [TheShriverReport]

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