As if Vogue Australia wasn’t knocking it out of the park enough lately, the magazine outdid itself for its big September 2014 cover. The Australian glossy tapped Freja Beha Erichsen, who was exclusively shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for the magazine’s biggest issue of the year. Donning an outfit from Nicolas Ghesquière‘s debut collection for Louis Vuitton, Freja was styled by Melanie Ward for the beautifully simple cover image.
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Naturally, our forum members are ecstatic about Freja’s new cover. “Wow, that’s beautiful! Perfect September cover!” enthused Pyslocke, setting off the mood and kicking off the discussion in the thread.
“Wowww!!! The best Vogue Australia cover! It’s just beautiful! Incredible!” wrote MoniqValentino.
MON shared their sentiments and posted, “Beautiful!!! I love it so much. Laid back yet very gorgeous. Effortless!! And wow, Vogue Australia got Inez and Vinoodh.”
Setting her feelings for Freja aside, tigerrouge admitted the cover was good: “No great fan of Freja, but that’s a beautiful cover.”
“How gorgeous! Love everything about it, and yay for so little text,” wrote Miss Dalloway.
Fiercification was also impressed: “Gorgeous cover…very interesting to see I&V shooting for Vogue Australia and I also love that LV look.”
Are you a fan? See inside the thread to read more from our forum members and join the discussion yourself. Here’s to hoping Inez and Vinoodh shot Freja for a feature inside the issue because the cover shot is certainly showing promise. Await a review and join the discussion about the issue here.
Already on the cover of one of LOVE‘s Fall 2014 issues, Kendall Jenner has scored yet another magazine cover. This time around, Teen Vogue tapped the reality star turned model for its September 2014 issue. The magazine released two covers, both photographed by Emma Summerton. On cover one, Kendall is seen wearing a monochrome Gucci dress with embellished shoulder detailing, while on the second, she wears an Emporio Armani jacket teamed with an eye-catching gray hat, also from the Italian fashion house.
Kendall is featured inside the magazine for a series of photos styled by Elin Svahn with the 18-year-old captured against a blue studio backdrop wearing a range of looks from Sportmax, Diesel, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger Collection.
The thread is still in its early days, but the first few comments failed to show much promise. “Lol omg,” simply commented alonsoJonathan, who was clearly mocking Kendall’s presence in the magazine.
“Ugh when will it end . . .” wrote marsnoop2.
Handbag Queen soon replied, “Couldn’t be soon enough! Wish the entire family would disappear for good.”
Although not everyone seemed to be negative toward Kendall’s modeling career. “I wish people would look at her as a model, not just a family member. I think she looks gorgeous in both covers,” xsquared wrote.
Another member showing support was ellastica: “Not bad actually! That dove gray, misty blue background is a nice contrast to that rather obnoxious hot pink text. The flip-flopped images for the two covers is genius. I would’ve ran with that mirror-image effect and flipped the pink corner banner for the first cover to the left corner to sit on top of the ‘teen.’ I prefer the image on the right composition-wise: this wouldn’t be out of step as a UK VOGUE or even US VOGUE cover imo. I would’ve tilted the head/hat for more stylistic/graphic pizzaz to create better eye flow but I’m actually digging this cover!”
See inside the burgeoning thread for a preview of Kendall’s feature and share your own opinion here.
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Well, there you have it. Melbourne isn’t the only one to have all the international fashion fun. Finally, H&M has its sights set on Sydney, but it won’t be smack-bang in the city like other big-gun retailers Topshop and Zara. In what seems like an unusual move for such a highly-anticipated store, H&M will set up shop in North Ryde’s newly-renovated Macquarie Shopping Centre.
According to Property Observer, stores like Uniqlo, Zara and Victoria’s Secret are also negotiating leases for this up-and-coming space. With a forecast that Macquarie Business Park will be Australia’s fourth-largest business centre by 2031, we don’t think the location of H&M’s new store will let expected sales figures down.
This will be Australia’s second H&M store, with the first opening in Melbourne’s GPO in April. If the first store is anything to go by, including affordable clothing, cosmetics and homewares in a beautifully structured building, Sydney’s in for a real treat.
In a retail landscape pockmarked with shocking closures and sales slumps, Montreal-based brand Dynamite is one of the few national retailers to not only remain standing, but actually be prospering in the Canadian market. Marking a significant milestone in its history this fall, the brand will be celebrating its 30th anniversary, for which the company will be evolving the stores’ appearance and releasing a newly revamped collection in its latest lookbook.
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As the company touts, the new designs will offer a curated collection of trend-inspired and classic outfits for a young woman’s busy lifestyle, “with the versatility to take her from work to play, and from day to night.” Leather-look jackets, skinny jeans and simple white tees offer a casual and carefree ensemble, while a knit jacquard skater skirt teamed with a floral bomber blouse make the transition from summer to fall just a little bit easier. I also adore the jacquard bodycon dress with zipper detailing and pity the fool who fears wearing white after Labor Day. (more…)
Edie Campbell just can’t stay still, can she? After wooing us all by starring in Lanvin’s latest campaign with her horse Dolly, she hopped on another one of her equestrian friends, See the Storm, to race at Glorious Goodwood’s Ladies Day. And she won!
Wearing a beautiful silk blouse emblazoned with roses designed by Vivienne Westwood, some could perhaps count it as another elaborate day of modelling, but it’s clear that this girl has talent in spades.
This, of course, was not her first win on Goodwood ground as she took home the same cup in 2011, but Edie was still super pleased to win the annual charity race once more and raise £10,000 for The Reading Agency — a charity that promotes reading for children and adults. She was even more thrilled when she was handed her Theo Fennell designed Magnolia Cup by none other than Tom Cruise, who arrived at the event in the humblest of transport — a helicopter.
Edie Instagrammed a picture of her racing partner before the big win. “See the Storm just having a little snooze before our race tomorrow.”
Fennell, who sponsored the event, awarded the winning jockey a diamond tie pin and a decanter bedecked with a silver skull stopper, although it was definitely all in the presentation as Edie looked thrilled to grab a cheeky kiss from Tom. In her wonderfully honest manner, Edie revealed post-race to the Telegraph, “My legs were still really wobbly after the race…a dramatic fall into the arms of Tom Cruise would not have been cool.” Luckily, her lovely boyfriend, Otis Ferry, was also on hand to catch her.
By now, we should all be familiar with Beyoncé‘s penchant for dropping bombs on the general public. She surprised us back in December by dropping her self-titled visual album without any promotion. In 2012, she made the most epic pregnancy announcement EVER, showing off her baby bump on the VMA’s red carpet. So, you can imagine the reaction to her latest move, the “Flawless” remix she released with Nicki Minaj this weekend. The woman had folks freaking out. First of all, duh, new Beyoncé music, and second of all, the singer finally addresses Elevatorgate in the most genius way possible. Bey simply raps, “Of course sometimes sh*t goes down when there’s a billion dollars on an elevator.” Aaaaaaaaaaaaand, mic drop.
But no major Bey release would be the same without the Twitterati sounding off — hilariously, of course. Below, check out some of our favorite reactions from the fashion set to the “Flawless” remix, which you can listen to in full here.