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  1. Runway to Real Life: Karen Elson in Jason Wu, Liya Kebede in Proenza Schouler and More (Forum Buzz) — Models and actresses have the means and connections to translate runway looks to real life. 
     
  2. Selfie Named Word of the Year: Celebrate with 2013′s Top 20 Celebrity Selfies — 2013 was the Official Year of the Selfie. To mark this important historical occasion, we combed back through our favorite celebrity Instagram accounts to pick the best celeb selfies of the year.
     
  3. Ethical Designer Katharine Hamnett: ‘In Fashion, It’s Easy to Get Rich and Famous by Being a Bad Person’ — We speak with the iconic British designer, who adopted an ethical approach to fashion long before it was a viable marketing hook. 
     
  4. 21 Questions with… Menswear Designer Michael Bastian — The 2011 CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year answers our quickfire questions.
     
  5. Insta-Crush: The Colette Instagram Defines Parisian Cool — We love a look behind-the-scenes at the all-things-hip emporium Colette. 
     
  6. Boutique of the Week: Erica Weiner Brooklyn — In this week's column, the boutique girl takes a trip to Erica Weiner, Brooklyn's destination for vintage jewelry.
     
  7. Got Your First Grey? Don’t Panic, We’ve Got It Covered — There are a few courses you can take if grey hair is just not something you're ready to embrace.
     
  8. Your Thanksgiving Hostess Cheat Sheet — Here are our tips for planning the perfect feast — without freaking out.
     
  9. Refresh Your Specs with 10 Cool and Affordable New Eyeglass Frames — Until recently, those of us who needed prescription vision help had few options: either pay gobs of cash for uber high-end brands or forego a fashionable look for the budget buys. Not anymore!
  10. Kate Bosworth Hits the Style Jackpot in Las Vegas Thanks to a Flashy Fendi Dress and Other Best Dressed Celebs of the Week — Naomie Harris, Angelina Jolie and Miranda Kerr also appear on this week's list.

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Roberto Cavalli: ‘What is Not Fashion is American’

Image: WENN

Cavalli Caffe Opening in July 2013 / Image: WENN

Yesterday evening, Roberto Cavalli delivered a talk to students at Oxford University (not pictured). As reported by Vogue.co.uk, the designer expounded on a variety of subjects including minimalism, mountains and his mom. 

He also took the opportunity to cast aspersion on American fashion:

"I like fashion that is different, minimalism is boring. I am a mountain in the minimalism. Fashion that is not crazy is not fashion. And what is not fashion is American."

And two more excerpts:

"I learnt to read and write, but my biggest problem was my stutter. I used to tell my mummy, 'Why should I learn when I can't even repeat what I know?' She'd cry and say, 'What a disaster of my life.'"

"It's not fair. Big companies pay stars to wear on the red carpet. Young designers can't do that, so they will never have the same success. There is also so much advertising today, I don't like it. I don't like to suggest what a woman should wear – I want her to choose my clothes without any suggestion."

[Cavalli: "I Am Human Again" - Vogue.co.uk]

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Yigal Azrouël Reintroduces E-Commerce, Launches Digital Campaigns with Alana Zimmer and Kelly Mittendorf

Alana Zimmer for Yigal Azrouel

Alana Zimmer for Yigal Azrouel

Yigal Azrouël Reintroduces E-Commerce, Launches Digital Campaigns with Alana Zimmer and Kelly Mittendorf

Following a brief hiatus, Yigal Azrouël has reintroduced an e-commerce component to the label's website, as part of a broader redesign. (The label's e-commerce was briefly shuttered earlier this year.)

The website relaunch features new digital campaigns for Resort 2014, with Alana Zimmer modeling for the main line and Kelly Mittendorf for the label's contemporary collection, Cut25. It also boasts expanded editorial content, including styling guides, behind-the-scenes access, GIFs (!) and video interviews. 

“I’m so thrilled to play in the digital space. The opportunities for a company like ours are limitless," says Azrouël. "Production happening right here in New York gives us vast opportunities of creating special items for online; and with localized access to our NY based headquarters and design atelier, and an incredible support team of creative partners collaborating to bring my vision to life, we are all very excited for the successes to come.”

Alana Zimmer for Yigal Azrouel

Alana Zimmer for Yigal Azrouel

Kelly Mittendorf for Cut25

Kelly Mittendorf for Cut25

   [Yigal-Azrouel.com]

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Link Buzz: App for Rating Ex-Boyfriends is Taking Off; Testino Releases Photos Documenting Peruvian Style

  • Image: Getty

    Image: Getty

    The ​Lulu app, which allows women to anonymously review men using Facebook Connect (yes, really), is taking off — its audience has grown 600% in the past six months. Very promising. Because the best way to get to know someone is to find out what others think of him. [NYTimes]
     
  • A handy how-to video guide for pronouncing designer names. [FabSugar]
     
  • Lupita Nyong'o from 12 Years a Slave is "blowing up the beauty world." [BellaSugar]
     
  • Inside J. Brand's Los Angeles denim factory. #MadeInTheUSYay [Fashionista]
     
  • Brownstone Brooklyn's independent retailers "aren't afraid of being replaced by J. Crew." [Racked]
     
  • Mario Testino has released new photos documenting traditional Peruvian style. [Fashionologie]

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Sneak Peek: French Connection’s S/S 14 Shoe Collection

We may not have even reached the thick of winter yet but we’re already having a sneaky peek at what some of our favorite retailers are offering in their stores next season, and we have to admit that we’re totally excited about French Connection’s S/S 14 shoe collection.

The new collection embraces a fresh feminine vibe with a color palette that strikes quite the contrast from soft nudes and peaches to bright neons. The softer hues adorn perfect summertime heeled sandals and flats that we can already picture accessorizing our cute summery dresses.

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Laser cut and scallop edge detailing transform what would otherwise be timeless pieces into on-trend party heels, whilst the forever classic monochrome colorway definitely makes a few of the heels stand out from the rest.

Embellishment comes in the form of studs that, rather than inject the heels with that typical edgy feel, add a touch of feminine elegance. And best news yet: the heeled mule is back in classic tan or black colorways.

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Expect a perfectly on-trend S/S 14 collection from French Connection with a splash of timeless pieces that will most definitely carry us through the seasons… especially those party heels!

 

 

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Another Cover for Cara Delevingne: Numero Tokyo January 2014

Image: Forums.theFashionSpot.com

Image: Forums.theFashionSpot.com

Here's another Cara Delevingne cover, the second we've come across this week: The British model appears on the front of Numero Tokyo's January/February 2014 Issue, photographed by S. Sanchez & M. Mongiello. Although her pose is a standard one — 'Model Having a Hard Time Wrapping Her Mind Around Something' — and there's hardly a Delevingne deficit in the world of fashion publishing, this cover still feels fresh. That's partly due to the effective styling, which is inventive and assured, and partly to Cara's facial expression: girl has range. [via Forums]

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