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Saks Celebrates Its New Fragrance Floor With 10 Days of Events

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Saks Fifth Avenue's New York City flagship will debut its newly revamped fragrance floor tomorrow, and it's stunning — we're talking Le Labo and Hermes along with eight other new shop-in-shops that will be offering exclusives (think leather atomizers from Hermes, Swarovski-accented perfume bottles from Bond No. 9). To fete the redesign, Saks is hosting 10 days of events, beginning tomorrow with a gift given to the first 500 customers to buy a fragrance. Thereafter, every single day there will be a planned activity on the floor and they'll continue in the new space every Thursday throughout the fall with weekly events including master classes with fragrance experts, customized gifts with purchase, special wrapping services and themed happy hours. For an idea of what's to come, check out the events slated for the coming days below. 

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Canada Goose x Levi’s Limited Edition Collection

Designer collaborations are everywhere at the moment, but as we all know, two brains are usually better than one. Still, while fashionable parings are popping up in almost every department store, I’m pretty psyched to hear about the new union between Canada Goose and Levis.

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With decreasing temperatures comes the need for new winter attire and joining forces for a limited-edition Fall 2013 capsule collection, three of Canada Goose’s classic jackets – the Banff Parka, Chilliwack Bomber and Reversible Free Style Vest – have been given the Levi’s treatment with accents of deep indigo denim. 

The garments come in rich tans and bright reds, while also adorned with Canada Goose’s patch and Levi’s classic red tab. The only drawback? The collection is part of a run of only 300 pieces, all of which will hit select retailers (namely Levi's stores, Levi.com and Canada Goose retailers) on October 1.

Needless to say, the exclusivity of the Canada Goose x Levi's outerwear could help it stand out amongst the thousands of other coats worn by Torontonions as soon as the weather turns chill (heck, I’ve already spotted dozens of them in this last week of September alone!). The limitation on production is a great way to increase demand for people looking for a one-of-kind winter warmer, plus the marriage between two classic American and Canadian brands is sure to have both sides of the border bum-rushing stores come D-day. Will you be one of them?

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Link Buzz: Some Stars Are Already Wearing the Spring 2014 Collection; Naomi Campbell Does Not Think Cara Delevingne Is the New Kate Moss

Image: Getty

Image: Getty

  • Selena Gomez attended the Versace Spring 2014 runway showing wearing an item from the Versace Spring 2014 collection. What a glorious way for her to express her special celebrity status and for us to revel in our own hollow existences. [FabSugar]
     
  • What makes French beauty so… French? When I think about that question too long it makes my head hurt. [BellaSugar]
     
  • Fifty Shades of Grey now offers branded spinoff wine! "To remind you that wine plays an important role in the series." [SheFinds]
     
  • Nars is previewing its Guy Bourdin collection on Snapchat. I think all marketing materials should self destruct ten seconds after they've been opened. [WWD]
     
  • Fashion backpacks are here to stay. [BusinessofFashion]
     
  • Naomi Campbell: "Cara is Cara Delevingne, Kate is Kate Moss. People are just saying that because she is the same height as Kate. But there is only going to be one Kate Moss." [Fashionologie]

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Karlie Kloss Covers Vogue Japan’s November Issue with a Saint Laurent Runway Look

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Image: fujisan.co.jp via tFS Forums (left) / IMAXtree (right)

Photographed by Patrick DemarchelierKarlie Kloss covers Vogue Japan's November Issue, wearing a faithful reproduction of Saint Laurent Fall 2013 runway look, save for the beauty styling.

This is the second recent example of duplicated runway styling on a Vogue cover: For American Vogue's October Issue, Sandra Bullock appeared dressed in a Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 gown, her hair set in the same beehive which accompanied the collection on the runway. At the time, forum member jeffandtheworld wryly tagged the cover as an example of "creativity" in the fashion industry. 

The Saint Laurent fox fur coat pictured on Kloss is currently available on the luxury e-commerce website, LuisaViaRoma.com. It's listed for $23,500, import fees and shipping included. 

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Anna Wintour News Roundup: Vogue’s EIC is Boss of All Things at Condé Nast, Lunch Buddy to Selena Gomez

Image: Alberto Reyes/WENN.com

Image: Alberto Reyes/WENN.com

Yesterday, the New York Times published an article by media critic David Carr which snippily challenges the notion that Anna Wintour's success at Vogue will help boost faltering Condé Nast publications, now that she's been appointed the media company's artistic director. Carr makes the case that Wintour's influence at Conde is unprecedented: Although a couple executives have held similar roles, none simultaneously directed their own publication. 

Wintour's most famous move since taking her new position at the top of the Conde food chain was replacing former Lucky editor, Brandon Holley, with former Teen Vogue beauty director Eva Chen. Chen was a popular hire among bloggers and other youngish, Internet-savvy fashion folk, but Carr casts her as Wintour's puppet: 

Since Ms. Wintour has become de facto editor of Lucky, the magazine has become Vogue-ified. Women not shaped like supermodels, once a staple of Lucky’s pages, are now banished. The cover of the October issue, shot by the Vogue stalwart Patrick Demarchelier, features Eva Mendes, a remarkable-looking person who has very little in common with the girl next door.

​Carr goes on to detail Wintour's involvement with Glamour (which is down 28% in newsstand sales) and Condé Nast Traveler, where she oversaw recent masthead changes, documenting the Vogue editor's growing command over the entire Condé Nast empire.

"Five high-ranking newsroom employees told me that the new order is both not up for discussion — no one at the company wants to risk offending Ms. Wintour — and all anyone is talking about," he writes. 

[On a related note, both Condé Nast Traveler and Bon Appétit (also a Condé publication) announced today (via trade outlets WWD and AdvertisingAge, respectively), that they were each taking their editorial in a new, sexy direction.]

Anyway, there was supposed to be a point to all this and here it is: 

Wintour met with Selena Gomez for lunch this weekend in Milan and now many outlets are speculating that the pop star is being considered for a Vogue cover. Of course, anything's possible. But considering the full range of Wintour's responsibilities at Condé Nast, it seems equally likely that a photo of Gomez will soon appear underneath the Lucky logo. 

Or, as Carr put it in the concluding sentence of his piece on Wintour's growing sphere of influence: "When you have a bejeweled hammer that has worked very well for 25 years, everything around you looks like a nail."

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Hayden Christensen x RW&Co. Capsule Collection

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Let’s face it, Hayden Christensen could model pie on his face and I’d willingly sidle up to ask him a) how much it cost, b) what flavour it came in and c) if I could sample it then and there. He’s an absolute dish and a Canadian to boot, which wholly makes sense as to why he’s collaborating on a capsule collection for RW&Co.

Under the label Hayden Christensen for RW&Co., the 20-piece collection of stylish, modern menswear for Holiday 2013 is the first design collaboration for Canadian fashion brand RW&Co.

"Growing up in Canada, my siblings and I always loved shopping at RW&Co., where we knew we could find on-trend, quality clothes to suit our personal styles," says Christensen, who was born in Vancouver and grew up on a farm outside of Toronto. "I'm excited to partner with a brand I feel such an authentic connection to and one that shares my detail-oriented design sensibility. I'm looking forward to wearing my designs."

Inspired by time spent at his farm in Ontario during the holiday season, the collection includes Canadian winter-appropriate coats, jackets, shirts, pants, knitwear and accessories… what Christensen considers to be ideal pieces to build the essential man's wardrobe. RW&Co. claims Hayden Christensen fans will recognize the actor's signature modern, relaxed style, while their usual customers can expect the attention to detail, fashion, quality and comfort for which the brand is known.

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But with many celebrity collaborations, the question inevitably arises as to how much say they had in the designs? Did they personally hand draw every key piece or was it simply a yes and no game of approving nods? In this case it appears Christensen personally approved each piece for fit, comfort and fashionability. With this there are some slick touches to be had, like a shirt with moldable wire collar and cuffs, suspenders added to a dress pant, a camouflage-lined jacket, a reversible graphic print sweatshirt, as well as elbow patches and contrasting lapel details.

Overall, it’s smart and very wearable, especially for the man you’re trying to mould into your very own Jedi knight. Prices range from $69 for shirts to $249 for coats and, just in time for the holidays, the collection will be available as of November 7 in RW&CO. stores across Canada as well as online at rw-co.com.

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