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Karlie Kloss Poses with Jason Wu for the Designer’s Spring 2015 Ad Campaign (Forum Buzz)

She may be in London flaunting her toned physique for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but Karlie Kloss’ latest advertising campaign for Jason Wu surfaced earlier today. The 6-foot-1-inch model reclines with the designer for his Spring 2015 fashion spots, captured by Dutch photographic duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. We’re certainly used to seeing Wu star in his own campaigns since he’s previously been shot alongside models Adriana Lima for Fall 2014, Karen Elson for Spring 2014 and with Stephanie Seymour back in Spring 2013.

Ad Campaign Jason Wu Spring 2015 Karlie Kloss


Even with the presence of a beauty like Karlie, our forum members set their sights on Wu. “Awful hair. And Jason does not really have a face that I’d like to see in an ad campaign,” exclaimed an unimpressed anlabe32.

“Yeah, get yourself out of the ad, it’s obnoxious and stupid,” replied gazebo, sharing the same sentiments.

“He looks like a midget in that shot. Why does he have to be in the campaign? He’s not Tom Ford. Poor Karlie getting that hideous haircut,” agreed jj36.

Also feeling the same way was Nepenthes: “I was wondering when Karlie would show up in a Jason Wu campaign. The hair is weird but she looks great and so do the clothes. Jason really needs to stop featuring himself in his campaigns, though, it’s getting a bit ridiculous. It feels like less of a high end ad and more of a magazine feature.”

Do you think the designer should remove himself from his own campaigns? Is it only OK when Ford does it? Add your two cents and see another campaign image inside the thread here.

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Soo Joo Park Is the New Face of Redken

Model Soo Joo Park is flawlessly pulling off the bleach blonde look and for that she deserves recognition. Bleaching your hair from jet black to platinum blonde is no easy feat and does a number on your tresses. That Park is still rocking the shade, and that her hair looks pretty healthy is a true accomplishment. It is therefore fitting that Redken would sign the Wilhelmina model on as its latest brand ambassador.

Image: Matt Irwin/Redken

Image: Matt Irwin/Redken

Park joins the likes of Lea T., Chiara Ferragni and Sky Ferreira, who have posed for the brand. The buzzy model’s campaign will be unveiled in 2015 and Redken says that she will be debuting a new “extreme hair transformation,” taking it “to new lengths” once it drops. For her first set of ads, she will promote the “Extreme” six product hair care line, which promises to strengthen damaged hair. Given her penchant for wild styles and dramatic color, Park is the perfect poster child for the line.

We wonder, what will Park’s extreme transformation be this time? A Rihanna red shade? A mermaid ombré? Guess we’ll just have to wait and find out!

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Elizabeth Arden Names Model Karlina Caune as Brand Ambassador



Elizabeth Arden announced today that 20-year-old model Karlina Caune has been named its Brand Ambassador. An exclusive agreement was signed by the beauty giant and the Latvian model who will be appearing in advertising campaigns, marketing programs and public relations events, according to a press release from the brand. In addition, the young model will be active on its social media and digital platforms. 

“The modern Elizabeth Arden woman is a passionate, multi-cultural individual who leads an active professional lifestyle,” says Scott Beattie, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Arden, Inc. “In Karlina Caune, we have found a beautiful and intelligent young woman who embodies the ideals of the Arden brand.”

This news comes just a few weeks after 19-year-old Kendall Jenner’s Estee Lauder contract was announced and could be a move to attract a younger customer. “I am honored to join this iconic brand. Not only have I always loved the products, but Elizabeth Arden as well,” says Caune.  “She was a woman ahead of her time and her philosophy about embracing women’s natural beauty is inspiring to me. I’m excited to join this community that supports strong, confident women.”

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We’re Absolutely Loving Toni Garrn’s ‘Sexy and Divine’ Cover for Numéro (Forum Buzz)

The French edition of Numéro often fails to impress the majority of us on the forums. Yet the magazine’s December 2014/January 2015 cover completely ticks all the boxes! Toni Garrn poses for Greg Kadel wearing a pair of eye-catching earrings teamed with a strappy monochrome Prada dress and sporting bleached eyebrows. The 22-year-old German model is certainly no stranger to the glossy French title, having previously covered the magazine’s 100th anniversary issue, amongst others.

Numéro December 2014 January 2015 Toni Garrn Greg Kadel


Within moments of the cover surfacing, forum members began to deliberate. “Oh that’s quite nice and very sexy, too,” raved a more than satisfied justaguy.

“Daaamn, that look. Toni is killing, so sexy and divine,” echoed Egoiste.

Gossiping also showed enthusiasm: “Only Greg Kadel can make me enjoy a B&W cover! This is beautiful.”

“WOW! good job again! Bravo Babeth Dijan (Emmanuelle Alt, take note!). Very surprising to see them using a Fall dress on a cover while every other magazine is already using Resort or Spring 2015,” added Lola701.

Also full of praise was Cosmic Voices who shared, “The Prada looks amazing in black and white. I love the starkness of the cover.”

“Toni looks the same in all of her pictures but this is still a great cover,” wrote GivenchyHomme.

Comments soon started to flood in from a select few members who weren’t so impressed. “Those earrings are so ugly. Otherwise, this looks surprisingly good to me. Toni looks more ‘expressive’ than usual (even if that’s not saying much),” noted MyNameIs.

“All of Toni’s work looks alike, totally dull,” wrote an underwhelmed HeatherAnne.

Check out Toni Garrn’s cover story inside the thread and join the discussion here.

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Anna Wintour Accepted Her British Fashion Award in John Galliano for Margiela

Image: Getty

Image: Getty

The big news to come out of last night’s British Fashion Awards wasn’t that Cara Delevingne won Model of the Year or that Erdem took home the prize for womenswear designer. No — it was actually the attendance of a non-nominee that got folks buzzing. We are talking, of course, about John Galliano, who after staying relatively under the radar on the fashion event beat, reemerged to present Anna Wintour with the Outstanding Achievement Award. 

To accept her honor, Wintour wore the very first Galliano for Margiela piece we’ve seen since the announcement that he would be taking over as creative director of the house. It seemed very much like a homecoming for the designer, an affirmation that in spite of his troubled past, the industry is ready to embrace him for his work again.

The dress was created especially for Wintour, which leaves us wondering if the silver and black tulip-decorated gown may be a sign of what Galliano is cooking up for Fall 2015. We’ll just have to wait until February to see…

[h/t NYT]

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Watch: Chanel’s ‘Reincarnation’ Film Is Here

Chanel’s big film project with Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams is finally here in full. The over seven-minute feature tells the story of how Coco Chanel (played by Geraldine Chaplin) got the inspiration to make the French fashion house’s famous little black jacket. The scene takes place at a hotel in Salzburg, where Coco notices the jacket worn by a bellhop (Pharrell) one afternoon. The next morning, she resolves to create one for herself. 

Overnight, two paintings hanging in the lobby, one of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I (Pharrell) and one of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Cara), come to life, and the pair waltz all evening while singing “CC the World,” an original score Pharrell wrote especially for the film. Cara D flexes her acting and singing abilities in the film, playing a clumsy waitress as well as an empress. She sings the second verse of the duet, adding her own soulful touches to the tune.

Watch the entire thing (finally!) above.

[via Chanel YouTube]

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