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Mansur Gavriel Debuts First Shoe Collection and New Bag Silhouettes

At the CFDA Awards, handbag design duo Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel let it slip that they would be adding shoes to their label and yesterday, at the brand’s Spring 2016 presentation, we got to see the design house’s first attempt at footwear in full.

Mansur Gavriel debuted a range of four new bag styles (can we talk about those circular bags? perfection) along with four shoe styles that come in five different heel heights. The suede gems echoed the minimalist elegance the house is known for. Mansur and Gavriel did not shy away from color either – as is appropriate for spring, the shoes came in bright red and pretty pastel colors, but there are also neutral tones available.

 

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For a shoe debut, we couldn’t help but feel a little underwhelmed. Yes, the colors are pretty and the footwear is wearable and chic, but we’re not sure if they’re as groundbreaking for us as the brand’s handbags, which season after season fail to disappoint. While we have no doubts these will sell like hotcakes (the Mansur Gavriel hype is real, friends) we have to admit we were left feeling a little meh about these. 

[via @mansurgavriel, Grazia]

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Link Buzz: The Kardashian-Jenners Launch Websites, Jeremy Scott Busts a Move in Moschino’s Fall 2015 Video

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It was so cold that our faces literally wouldn’t allow us to smile.

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  • Oh, Kendall, Kylie and Khloé also launched their websites today. [@KendallJenner, @khloekardashian, @kyliejenner]
  • Jeremy Scott is clearly not dancing to the same song we’re listening to in this Moschino Fall 2015 video. [Moschino YouTube]
  • Whitney Houston’s hologram is going on tour. [BBC]
  • New York Fashion Week makes NYC almost a billion dollars. [Details]
  • Here’s what it would look like if Romy and Michele had an Instagram account. [The Gloss
  • These leaked Ashley Madison passwords are everything. [Jezebel]
  • Jane Birkin is satisfied with Hermes’ investigation looking into the unethical treatment of crocodiles on its suppliers’ factory farms. [Vogue UK]

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Rachel McAdams Leaves Us Feeling Underwhelmed in Zimmermann

Photo: WENN

Photo: WENN

We love Zimmermann, obviously, because, well, it’s amazing, but Rachel McAdams’ take on the Australian label points it towards a completely different market.

Stepping out for Jason Reitman’s Live Read Photocall at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, Rachel wore a white-lace midi number by Zimmermann and we’re feeling totally confused.

Usually when we see Zimmermann on celebrities and fashion bloggers alike, we find ourselves admiring the whimsical and boho beauty of it all, but for this event it just seems a little out of place.

The minimal hair, makeup and accessories give no extra oomph to the delicate piece, and are maybe just a little bit too polished for the daytime look.

Do you think it seems more suited for a picnic with the girls rather than the red carpet? Let us know in the comments below.

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Karolina Kurkova’s Ethereal Beauty Shines on Vogue Portugal’s October Cover (Forum Buzz)

Vogue Portugal occasionally becomes a topic of discussion in our forums, especially after successfully managing to impress with a Gisele Bündchen reprint back in June. The title has been in and out of favor since then, but is now back in our good graces with the release of its October 2015 edition. Portuguese Vogue tapped Czech beauty Karolina Kurkova and enlisted the photographic expertise of Marcin Tyszka for the cover shoot, in which Karolina dons a Magda Butrym dress teamed with a hat from Maison Michel. Major kudos for producing an original shoot!

Vogue Portugal October 2015 Karolina Kurkova by Marcin Tyszka

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Forum members were delighted with the outcome. “The one and only KK. I love this cover! The colors, Karolina, everything works together. I love seeing Karolina in simple photographs like this one. Well done Vogue Portugal!” congratulated Aizanara straight away.

“This is a beautiful cover. It’s so good to see KK!!!” raved thatsfierce.

Also giving the cover a rave review was happycanadian: “I am FLOORED by this image. She looks so pure and ethereal or something. It’s a very unique and striking image of KK. I love when she’s shot like this, just showing off her own singular beauty. Really love this cover. This will totally pop on the newsstand!”

“Very well done indeed, Vogue Portugal does good sometimes and this is it. Karolina looks amazing and the skin, hair, makeup and styling work with the theme, I like it. The cover lines and colors also match and it’s a good combo I feel. I will be interested in reading her interview actually,” Bertrando3 added.

Benn98 was feeling it, too, applauding, “Wow, impressive, they’ve done good here! I’ve been liking their covers a lot this year. This looks tremendous. I hate not being able to understand Portuguese because the cover feature sounds interesting.”

Check out a preview of the cover story and join the conversation here.

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Reebok Creates Alternative ‘Baseball League’ with Maison Kitsuné

KITSUNE JACKET BACK

Image: Courtesy of Reebok

Reebok and Maison Kitsuné have joined forces, which brings nothing but music to our ears. The first capsule collection’s theme is all-American preppy style meets baseball. When you think of the origins of Reebok in baseball, this is a great homage to the brand’s roots. The collection will feature apparel pieces, from varsity jackets to T-shirts, sweatshirts and shirts alongside the pièce de résistance — a new take on the classic leather nylon sneaker for men and women.

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Image: Courtesy of Reebok

Inspired by the uniforms of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the collection highlights athletic understated designs that bring a sophisticated and fashion-forward twist to the baseball style we all know. You’ll notice a lot of cream white, bold orange and navy together with collegiate lettering for branding. Maison Kitsuné’s mascot fox has a new look for this collaboration and is seen wearing a baseball cap to fit the theme. (more…)

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