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The Fashion Spot’s 10 Best Articles of the Week: NYFW Edition

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  1. New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Hits and Misses: Part 1 (Forum Buzz) - Forum members come out with their first round of picks for New York Fashion Week Spring 2014’s best and worst. (Don't miss parts two and three.)
     
  2. 50 of the Best Models Off Duty Snaps from NYFW Spring 2014 - Click through for 50 amazing snaps of models from the runway we call life. 
     
  3. Chadwick Bell’s Fall 2013 Updated Ponytail: A tFS Video How-To - Bumble and bumble shows us how to get the game-changing ponytail seen on Chadwick Bell's Fall runway.
     
  4. Front Row Fabulousness at New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 - Celebrities at the shows. 
     
  5. Can’t Stop Thinking About…NYFW Spring 2014 Edition - The week's most memorable moments.
     
  6. Best of Beauty: New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 - It's all well and good to gawk at gem-encrusted lips in Paris or faux-hawk punk looks in London but when it comes to planning our look for the spring, we always look to New York.
     
  7. Fashion Editor Street Style: New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 - Fashion editors hit the streets in high style for New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2014 collections
     
  8. Top 10 Looks: New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 - This week's top looks. 
     
  9. Can’t Stop Fashion: Here’s What NYFW-ers Wear When It’s 90 Degrees Out - But you can't tell there was a heat wave from the street style. 
  10. Insta-Crush: The Ultimate NYFW Experience Via Instagram - Re-experience the runways. 

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Another Léa Seydoux Cover: The Gentlewoman Fall 2013

Image: Facebook.com/TheGentlewoman

Image: Facebook.com/TheGentlewoman

As anticipation builds ahead of the theatrical release of her Palme D'Or-winning film, Blue is the Warmest Colour star Léa Seydoux has been increasingly visible. In September, the French actress appeared without makeup on the Juergen Teller-lensed cover of Jalouse and fully naked on the front of LUI, shot by Mario Sorrenti. In October, she posed for one of W's two issue covers, photographed by Craig McDean. Also, she appeared in Glen Luchford's fall ads for Rag & Bone, alongside actor Michael Pitt

And for The Gentlewoman's Fall cover, Seydoux was photographed by the promising young photographer, Zoe Ghertner. The biannual British fashion and culture publication appears on newsstands today. 

RelatedLéa Seydoux Styled with Glorious Dirty Hair, No Makeup and Pajamas for Jalouse September 2013 (Photographed by Juergen Teller)

 

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New Model Kai Newman Is One To Watch! (Forum Buzz)

Model Kai Newman at Rodarte's Spring 2014 runway show in New York

image credit: imaxtree.com

It’s no secret that non-white models have it much harder becoming a runway sensation in their first season without strategic launching via exclusives and extra efforts by their agencies. Maybe it’s because of the industry’s willingness to finally bring more diversity to the runways, or maybe it’s just because she is blessed with flawless bone structure, a mesmerizing stare and a body to die for that has made Kai Newman one of the break-out stars at New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 without any of that extra support. The Jamaican stunner debuted at the Tommy Hilfiger show and slowly but surely has been making her bookings more and more prestigious. She appeared in several A-list shows, like Rodarte and Marc by Marc Jacobs, but the definite highlight of her week was her appearance at the Calvin Klein show today. 

Model Kai Newman at Calvin Klein's Spring 2014 runway show in New York

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Pollywolly noticed the model's potential even before she stepped foot on the runway as the tFS forum member wrote last week, “She has gorgeous skin, piercing eyes, and a great smile…I see real potential in her, I hope she goes far!”

“She really stole the show for me [at Tommy Hilfiger]. I definitely have a new favorite face I'm looking out for. There's something quite raw yet still very sweet about her face,” posted teaars.  

His excitement was shared by daggertrepe who commented, “Finally! She looks wonderful. Hope this is just the beginning!” 

This newcomer, who’s with One Management in New York, hopefully has a great career ahead of her. We can't wait to see where else she shows up and we will definitely be watching her! 

 

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André Leon Talley: ‘It’s Not the Designer That’s Racist, It’s the System That’s Racist’

Image: WENN.com

Image: WENN.com

Yesterday evening, Eric Wilson of The New York Times posted an item with the perhaps sarcastic title, "Some Gains in Runway Diversity."

Wilson noted that Derek Lam and Alexander Wang (both were called out for featuring only one black model each at their respective Fall 2013 shows by Bethann Hardison's runway diversity campaign) showed more diversity in their runway casting. "This Fashion Week, Mr. Lam and Mr. Wang each had two black models, so you could say that was a 100 percent improvement," he wrote. "Or you could say, as André Leon Talley did before the Oscar de la Renta show on Tuesday, that 'two is not enough.'”

Hardison's coalition counts supermodels Naomi Campbell and Iman as close allies. Their campaign for greater runway diversity has attracted plenty of media attention (all three women appeared on Good Morning America earlier this week) and other prominent black members of the fashion establishment have stepped in to voice their support and condemn acts of racism in the industry. 

One of these people — a towering inferno in the fashion world, as he likes to be called — is André Leon Talley, quoted in Wilson's aforementioned blog post. In a new video interview with Chris Witherspoon at the TheGrio, Talley spoke at length about the often silent racism he's encountered over the course of his brilliant career.

Formerly the Editor-at-Large at Vogue, Talley recently moved on to Numero Russia. He suggests the transfer was a matter of salary, and connects issues of money to implicit racial bias:

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We Ask the Model Alliance and NJOY: Should E-Cigarettes Be Available at Fashion Week?

At 9:30 a.m. last Thursday, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's opening day, Cosmo's Carly Cardellino first spotted the trend. "My first backstage fashion week parting gift: Njoy cigarettes!" she tweeted. Adding, "WHAT?!"

The next morning, New York's Kurt Soller listed NJOY e-cigarettes as one of the "13 Awesome Moments from Day One of Fashion Week." Later, The New York Times posted a glammed-up photograph of a stunning, red-lipped woman exhaling nicotine e-vapor in the courtyard at Lincoln Center (the publication reports that she's an NJOY rep). Soon, BryanBoy was Instagramming shots of himself "vaping" in high style at FashionIndie's Socialyte Gala (hashtag #njoyment).

Image: Instagram/BryanBoy

BryanBoy at the Socialyte Gala with Rumi Neely, Kyle Anderson and Riccardo Pozzoli / Image: Instagram/BryanBoy

By the time NJOY appeared as a sponsor at Prabal Gurung's well-attended runway after-party, the brand's status as a Fashion Week staple was secure.

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NYFW Happenings: Pharrell Williams and Daniel Arsham Unveil Their Collaboration; EMM Group Unveil La Cenita

image: getty

image: getty

Pharrell Williams and artist Daniel Arsham officially unveiled their collaboration at The Standard East Village last night amongst an eclectic crowd that included the likes of Terry Richardson and Phillip Bloch. The pieces on display, which came in various colors, were sculptures of a Casio MT-500 keyboard. In one room three of them were displayed under glass, while in another, guests were invited to take their picture with one of the keyboards — as long as they wore white gloves which were being distributed by women wearing white lab coats. Pharrell was on hand talking with guests and posing for pictures and, when asked what inspired the pieces, he said that the keyboard was the first instrument that he ever played. Music and art aren't all that Pharrell has up his sleeve, however, it was just announced that the multi-talented artist has a collaboration with Moncler in the works.

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Later in the night the crowd shuffled to the ever-growing EMM Group's latest hot spot La Cenita where Wilhelmina Models was hosting its annual New York Fashion Week party with a slew of models including Coco Rocha. If last night is anything to go by, La Cenita will be a go-to spot for many more fashion industry events to come…

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