The bulk of the Fall 2015 advertising campaigns have been both predictable and unsurprising. This season, Christian Dior opted to switch things up and ventured out of the studio, traveling to a stunning new location for its recently unveiled campaign. Designer Raf Simons enlisted Willy Vanderperre to once again lens the images, with the team heading to Granville, France to photograph the collection. The birthplace of Christian Dior is a breathtaking backdrop that manages to steal the spotlight from models Julia Nobis, Mica Arganaraz and Natalie Westling, who almost go unnoticed.
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Our forum members offered mixed reviews for the changes. “It’s refreshing only because it’s not the overused white thing that they do but this is in all sorts of bad. And that logo, why not in the center?” asked MON.
“At least it’s not a white background. Although it looks so fake. The logo placement is so wrong IMO. Happy for Mica, it’s nice to see her hair styled differently,” kokobombon echoed.
In agreement was TaylorBinque: “Firstly, I am beyond excited they finally went out of the white studio. But this campaign doesn’t do anything for me. These girls don’t give me Dior vibes even though they might fit the clothes perfectly. LVMH already has Tumblr LV girls. I want luxe and glamour.”
Psylocke soon changed the mood, writing, “I’m in love with the setting, so gorgeous and unexpected! Really changes the vibe of the collection, in a positive way. Best Dior campaign since Raf’s first ads for the brand. Beautiful.”
Calling all Converse Chuck Taylor All Star fans—you’ll want to sit down for this. Converse is releasing a new Chuck II sneaker, which will be the first revamp of the iconic shoe in 98 years. According to WWD, the company has sold more than one billion Chuck Taylor All Stars. That’s one pair every two seconds. Last year, the $2 billion subsidiary of Nike Inc. posted record-setting revenues and profits. That’s no surprise, as everyone from rock stars to celebs wear the hip sneakers.
So what does the new Chuck II entail? Converse vice president and creative director Byran Cioffi told WWD: “Chuck II retains the same profile, toe cap and circular ‘All Star’ patch, but uses modern comfort materials: a perforated microsuede liner for breathability, memory foam tongue and ankle sheath, and a performance Lunarlon sockliner. Nike unveiled Lunarlon at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and widely uses the technology in its sneakers. Chuck II is 20 percent lighter, and the canvas has a dressier, smoother look and slight sheen. The canvas will wear and patina somewhat, like the iconic ones do, too, allowing users to put their thumbprint on it.”
The Chuck II will be released at Nordstrom and Journeys, as well as other select retail stores on July 28. The shoe will come in black, red, white and blue, and will be offered in both high-top and low-top versions. Future plans for the shoe involve high-fashion collaborations. Converse has previously partnered with Missoni and Comme des Garcons.
And for all those who aren’t quite ready for the change, you’re safe for now. “The reengineered shoe will sit alongside the traditional product,” executives said. Whew. Check out the Converse website for more information and 360 views of the new Chuck II.
Kylie Jenner announced via Instagram yesterday that she graduated Laurel Springs High School. The caption read, “I love my mom for doing this. Thank you for making this experience as normal as possible for me. Yay I graduated :).” It appears that her graduation might have been normal, but she celebrated in true Kardashian style with a surprise bash thrown by Kris Jenner last night.
While Kendall Jenner graduated last year, the party was actually in celebration of both sisters. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the celebrity guests included Gigi Hadid, Kylie’s boyfriend Tyga and James Harden, Khloe’s rumored boyfriend. (more…)
Kim Kardashian and Celebrity Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic go way back to season two of Keeping Up with the Kardashians in 2008. After he applied her makeup for the first time, she was so impressed that she asked him to immediately take her shopping to buy everything he used on her face. The rest is history. From red carpet to wedding makeup, Mario is her go-to artist.
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“Evening out the skin tone,” Mario says. “She does love her contour; a little bit of contour and highlight and lashes. We love to curl the lashes and put a good amount of mascara, define the eyes.”
Mario also revealed that Kim has toned down her makeup over the years and has her beauty regimen down to six or seven minutes tops, with less emphasis on heavy makeup and lashes as they did back in the day. And believe it or not, Kim stays makeup-free when at home with her daughter.
The two are so close that they’ve even partnered together for the The Master Class, where Kim will serve as Mario’s makeup model while he demonstrates his techniques. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can still score tickets for the July 25 Pasadena class for $300 and up. The closer you sit to the duo (yes, you can choose your own seats), the pricier the tickets are.
It’s difficult for any new fashion magazine to establish itself in the current market, especially when positioned along the likes of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and ELLE. Yet from its debut issue featuring Gisele Bündchen, Porterhas proven to be one of the top titles to beat and we continue to champion the innovative publication. With the release of every issue, Porter delivers and the same holds true for its Fall 2015 offering. On the cover, Daria Werbowy works up a sweat wearing Marc Jacobs, posing before the lens of Mikael Jansson.
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It’s safe to say the cover gave us life earlier today. “This is SO perfect! Dirt on her, messy hair, and yet I want more!! They are killing it with their covers, and content, every issue has at least something that I LOVE, and they always get their covers shots right!” Miss Dalloway raved.
“Stunning cover!! Everything works so perfectly,” replied a satisfied congacon.
Emmanuelle was loving it too, echoing, “Very nice ! I didn’t expect her for this kind of cover, but she looks great. I love the styling!”
Also impressed was mercyminx: “Refreshingly different representation of woman… STRONG!!!”
“I’m slightly bothered by the hair on her face but it’s still really beautiful. Excited for the content, as always!” commented KateTheGreatest.
“I’m always surprised by how Porter consistently churns out beautiful covers. This is beautiful, but I agree about the hair. The wet hair in the face look can work, but there’s something awkward about the way it lays on her face here,” acknowledged orchidee.
Porter‘s Fall 2015 issue is available on newsstands worldwide from 31, July 2015. In the meantime, join our conversation here.
Want to know how to keep your glow 12 months of the year? The ladies at Joys of Living Health Bar have the answers, as they are living proof of being radiant from the inside out. It starts with adopting healthy choices on a regular basis. We’ve all been there, the thought of embracing a new way of living can seem overwhelming but with the right information and support it’s much easier. How many of us have opted for a Netflix series marathon instead of lacing up and hitting the pavement for a run? Or, how many time have we reached for that Venti double ice cap instead of a nutritious juice where we can actually read the ingredients on the label? Guilty as charged.
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Taking that first step towards health is not an easy choice — but a rewarding one — and Joys of Living is here to help. They produce 100 percent naturally pressed vegetable and fruit juices. With so many great local farmers and organic markets in the Montreal area, the company strives to handpick quality produce directly from them to ensure the finest cold-pressed fresh juices. Your health is in good hands, even down to the glass bottles used to serve the juices in, which keep away chemicals and toxins that may be found in plastics. Did we mention that the juices are free of preservatives and don’t contain any sugars or artificial flavours? (more…)