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Poppytalk for Target Introduces ‘Glamping’ to Our Lexicon

Target x Poppytalk Capsule Collection

Image via CNW Group/Target Corporation

Just in time for summer cottage and camping season, Target Canada has teamed with Vancouver-based lifestyle blog, Poppytalk, to launch a stylish, limited-edition party and camping collection.

What they’re dubbing “glamping," Poppytalk provides guests with a grown-up take on the camping experience, which calls for elegant Victorian-inspired details and florals in soft, colourful hues to add luxury to any outdoor occasion — whether that be a backyard barbecue, a long weekend or simply a picnic in the park.

On offer are reimagined bowls and cake stands in printed corrugated cardboard, along with string lights, lanterns, s'mores skewers and camping stoves decorated in colourful patterns inspired by vintage china. It’s all very down-the-rabbit-hole in appearance as the line allows for a quintessential camping experience.

“Florals mixed with the lure of the great outdoors was the inspiration behind the Poppytalk for Target collection — we wanted to create an affordable collection that could easily be adaptable to a glamorous party in the backyard or a casual picnic at the beach,” said Jan Halvarson, the co-founder of Poppytalk, in a press release.

Along with her partner and husband, Earl Einarson, this pair have become known for their ability to mine the beautiful, the decayed and the handmade. Now boasting more than 20 pieces ranging in price from $3 to $20, this latest collection will be available at most Target stores across Canada and the U.S. beginning June 22, giving you plenty of time to enjoy a magical summer filled with "glamping" and pretty things.

As for Target Canada’s next move, though they’ve been suffering heavy losses since branching north of the border, they intend to keep the party going with more capsule collections to come. Look out for additional design partners Joy Cho of Oh Joy! and Kate Arends of Wit & Delight for more party décor, paper products and serving pieces. 

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Victoria Beckham Makes the Cover of Elle Singapore (Forum Buzz)

Elle Singapore has tapped Victoria Beckham as its cover subject for the July 2014 issue. The fashion icon is photographed wearing a beige trench, suggesting she's also wearing nothing underneath, whilst staring out toward the viewer. Talk about empowering women, Victoria looks powerful and confident in the cover shot. She's also photographed for a series of images inside the magazine.

Elle Singapore July 2014 Victoria Beckham

IMAGE CREDIT: DAILYMAIL.CO.UK

International editions of Elle should take note because this is how you produce a cover with a famous personality. It's effortless, direct and looks as though there hasn't been a mountain of unnecessary post-production. Kudos to the team behind the shoot!

Check out the Elle worldwide thread and join the discussion here.

Elle Singapore Victoria Beckham Editorial Preview

IMAGE CREDIT: DAILYMAIL.CO.UK

 

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Cheryl Cole’s UK Elle Cover is Finally Here and It’s a ‘Catastrophe’ (Forum Buzz)

British Elle hasn't tried to hide the fact that Cheryl Cole is its August cover star. The glossy posted the news via Twitter almost a month back and has been getting its site's viewers geared up for a while. The magazine finally released the cover via Facebook earlier today. Cheryl is photographed by Ben Morris, standing in one of the many streets of London whilst wearing DSquared2, Philosophy and a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes. Elle has produced something different by giving us a black and white cover shot with contrasting orange fonts — an unusual direction for the British monthly.

UK Elle August 2014 Cheryl Cole Ben Morris

IMAGE CREDIT: ELLEUK.COM

In spite of giving us Britain's sweetheart, Elle's efforts have fallen flat with members of our forums. "This is extremely awful, not a single thing I like about the cover," commented KateTheGreatest, who kicked off the thread.

"Horrific! She looks like she's got no neck!" shared KissMiss.

GlamorousBoy was also not feeling the cover and wrote, "Oh god…this is a catastrophe, it killed my eyes, especially that horrendous background."

"Wow this is awful, she looks so stiff and uncomfortable. Bad cover image," wrote jenipho.

Forum member honeycombchild noticed the efforts of the team, but wasn't amused over the styling: "Well, it's certainly different. I'm not sure I enjoy what they've done to Cheryl with that jacket, it looks like it's eating her head."

Stay tuned for the accompanying cover story and join the discussion within the thread here.

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President Obama Had Dinner at Anna Wintour’s House Last Night

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Image: Joseph Marzullo/WENN.com (left) / JLN Photography/WENN.com (right)

Last night, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour hosted President Obama for a fundraiser in her West Village home. According to The Hill, approximately thirty guests donated up to $32,400 to attend the event. 

Last May, The New York Times reported that Wintour had raised over $2 million for the President, making her the fourth top fundraiser among Obama bundlers. 

The event was one of three fundraisers the President attended yesterday evening, following a roundtable discussion for the Senate Majority PAC and an LGBT gala hosted by the DNC. 

The Wintour dinner was closed to the press and there's no word on whether Wintour's BFF, First Lady Michelle Obama, was able to attend. 

[Anna Wintour hosts fundraiser for Obama — The Hill]

Related: Michelle Obama Joins Fashion’s Elite to Celebrate Met Gala Day: The Best of Instagram

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Andrej Pejic Picked for Sofia Coppola’s The Little Mermaid

Androgynous Australian model Andrej Pejic is the first person to be cast in Sofia Coppola's much-anticipated version of The Little Mermaid. The film’s recently updated IMDb page lists the Bosnian-born, Australian-raised 22-year-old as "Sister #4" for the live-action adaptation of the Disney classic, based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale.

Pejic, who models both men's and women's apparel, has dabbled in acting before with roles in TV series Faith, short film Reason and a cameo in David Bowie's 2013 music video for The Stars (Are Out Tonight), but this will be the controversial model's first time in film.

With Coppola's Oscar-winning depiction of the world in previous films like The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antionette, plus screenwriting by Caroline Thompson (think Edward Scissorhands and The Addams Family) and, of course, Pejic's androgynous aesthetic, we're expecting something very different for the Disney princess fairytale that we were so fond of in our childhood.

But who needs a cartoon mermaid singing amongst her hoarded goods while brushing her hair with a fork when we've got this talented lineup? With no release date revealed just yet, all we can do is wait and see what this highly acclaimed team will bring.

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David Gandy is Designing Underwear Now

Image: GTRES/WENN.com

Image: GTRES/WENN.com

If there's anything David Gandy knows how to sell it's…well, anything. Who wouldn't buy a product from someone with a face and body like that? But since he's a male model and all, he knows a thing or two about underwear and how to look good in it. Which is probably why he just signed on with British retailer Marks & Spencer to release a line of premium men's underwear, which he will also be modeling.

David Beckham famously traveled the road Gandy's treading, releasing a bodywear line for H&M, getting oiled up and nearly naked for the ads. Gandy expects to duplicate some of that success with his own range. “One in four guys wear M&S,” he told WWD.

Watch this space for more details as they trickle out. You can bet your patootie we'll be eagerly awaiting the campaign images for this one…

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