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Retailers Considering Larger Pants Pockets for New iPhones

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Get ready for deeper pockets, because they could be coming to a pair of pants near you. Now that Apple has launched the ginormous iPhone 6 Plus, brands are starting to reconsider their designs to accommodate the device’s 5.5″ size. Samsung Galaxy users might wonder, “Where was this when we bought our phones two years ago?” We guess you can chalk this revelation up to the Apple effect. 

Customers have been complaining they can’t fit their new fancy iPhones in their jean pockets, and when they do manage to stuff their devices in there, sometimes the phone itself bends. At this point, retailers are pretty much forced to explore ways to keep your precious mobile device in your pocket without any problems. Quite a few brands are starting to consider designing larger pockets on their pants, now that more people than ever will be toting around mega-large phones and phablets. 

Uniqlo told Quartz that it is actively meeting to discuss the issue and is thinking of tweaking the pockets on its jeans. Lee Jeans says it’s working on more tech portability options in its clothing: “It’s something that we always are considering, in terms of the functionality of our garments. Of course, we’re always going to make sure that we’re going for something that’s flattering for the consumer…but we’re always thinking about how she wears the garment, what occasion she’s wearing the jeans for and what she needs to just make them work for her everyday life.”

American Eagle says its men’s jeans are already pretty large, although it is evaluating women’s pockets, which tend to be smaller. Actually, it seems as if most men’s pants fit the phones quite nicely. Mashable found these Vines that showcase the extremely shallow pockets on women’s jeans, so there is lots of room for change in that area. Women tend to be smaller and carry their effects in handbags, so that could be a reason why women’s pants pockets are so small. 

At any rate, it’s clear that the future mobile phone will be a lot heftier than its predecessors if this trend continues, and it’s up to the rest of us to adapt. 

[via Business Insider, Mashable]

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Who Will Replace Peter Copping at Nina Ricci?

Nina Ricci Spring/Summer 2015

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It’s officialPeter Copping is leaving Nina Ricci. Spring 2015 is his final collection for the French fashion house.

News of Copping’s imminent departure first surfaced in WWD on September 12, along with speculation that the designer was decamping to head up Oscar de la Renta. (ODLR’s PR denied the reports last month.) Either way, Ralph Toledano, president of Puig, the parent company of Nina Ricci, has some big shoes to fill. In the span of five years, Copping has managed to reinvigorate an 82-year-old brand with declining sales into an A-list sensation with stars like Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara championing his gowns on the red carpet.

Carven‘s Guillaume Henry is likely the front-runner in this race. Last week, the Frenchman stepped down from the creative director role he’s held since 2009. Known as a young Yves Saint Laurent, Henry is credited with relaunching the dormant couture house as a ready-to-wear label, producing wearable luxury collections that were both acclaimed by editors and a commercial success. Something Copping knows a thing or two about.

Simone Rocha is another name in the basket. The 28-year-old Irish designer, and daughter of designer John Rocha, is a rising star on the British fashion scene. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2010, Rocha has launched a successful brand, produced a capsule collection for Topshop and garnered a cult following with her smart perspex brogues. Her knack for crafting incredibly feminine designs that steer clear of anything too prim and proper would serve her well at a house like Nina Ricci. Only time will tell.

[via WWD]

 

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TOMS Supports World Sight Day on October 9

 

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We love the TOMS for its cute and comfy slip-on shoes that have an altruistic slant. And with the launch of a sunglasses collection in 2011 and optical frames in 2014, founder Blake Mycoskie took his business model of one for one (one item purchased equals one item donated to someone in need) and applied it to eyewear. On World Sight Day this October 9, TOMS is encouraging Canadians to take to social media to raise awareness about visual impairment and blindness.

By taking pictures of the sights and views they’re grateful for every day and uploading them to social media with the hashtags #GiveSight and #TOMSCanada, Canadians can help shed light on visual impairment. It’s estimated that 80 percent of visual problems worldwide can be cured or prevented; to date, TOMS has provided eyewear to over 200,000 people in 13 countries around the world.

“I am so happy that we can help to cure and prevent visual impairment for so many people around the world thanks to our wonderful and supportive TOMS customers,” Mycoskie said in a statement.

The TOMS sunglasses and optical collections are available at select retailers across Canada and at TOMS.ca.

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Dianna Agron Shares Topless Photo from Latest Photoshoot

It’s Dianna Agron like you’ve never seen her before. Yesterday, the actress tweeted an image from a photoshoot she recently did with LA-based photographer Brian Bowen Smith.

For the shot Agron is rocking a platinum slickback (courtesy of hairstylist Christian Wood) and little else. She’s topless in the image, to which she added a black bar to preserve her modesty. Her tattoo, which appears to be a man pointing a gun at a girl, is on full display in the arresting image.

While it’s unclear exactly what this shoot is for, one thing’s for sure: Agron looks fantastic. Hopefully there will be more shoots like this to come for the Glee actress!

[via @diannaagron]

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Vogue Mexico Celebrates 15th Anniversary Issue with Multiple Covers (Forum Buzz)

Celebrations seem to be everywhere as Vogue Japan marks its 15th anniversary with Miranda Kerr on the cover and now Vogue Mexico celebrates its own 15-year milestone, producing a selection of covers for a commemorative issue. The magazine exclusively tapped Alexi Lubomirski to photograph models Karen Elson, Cameron Russell, Irina Shayk, Guinevere Van Seenus and Frankie Rayder donning show-stopping pieces for each of the cover shots.

Vogue Mexico Oct 14 Alexi Lubomirski

IMAGE: VOGUE.MX VIA TFS FORUMS

It is unconfirmed if each of the five girls has official newsstand-available covers or if some are on a fold-out, but that doesn’t stop our forum members from choosing their favorite cover image.

“I’m quite impressed by Vogue Mexico at least cover wise. I don’t know if they’ve always produced quality covers and judging by the fact it’s their 15th anniversary, they’ve been around a while, but if they can produce quality covers that uphold the Vogue name there’s no reason why a lot of the new smaller Vogues shouldn’t be pulling off the same,” complimented A.D.C., praising the magazine for its efforts this month.

Nepenthes shared his favorites: “Karen’s cover is easily the best. She looks like a trillion bucks! Guinevere also nailed it!”

“Karen looks so glamorous!” agreed ash92.

As more covers started to surface inside the thread, tigerrouge‘s favorite changed: “I thought Cameron looked good on the cover… that was before I saw Karen.”

Also in the same predicament was justaguy, who wrote, “As much as I loved Cameron’s shot when I first saw it, there’s just something about Karen’s cover that really sets this one apart from the rest.”

Irina’s appeared to fall short with forum members with marsnoop2 commenting, “Poor Irina. Karen/Cameron/Guinevere are just crushing these covers.”

“Oh no, Irina’s one is terrible! How can they think that this is a good cover?” questioned an underwhelmed Oxymore.

Which is your favorite? See inside the thread for the rest of the covers and check out a few previews of the issue. Share your opinion here.

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How to Walk in Heels, Courtesy of Cara Delevingne

Sky-scraping heels aren’t the easiest to walk in at the best of times. Now, imagine being a model and having to perform a perfect walk in front of quite possibly the most judging type of crowd around. Trips and slips do happen and can be embarrassing when you’re walking down the most famous runways in the world.

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Admitting that you’re a girl who can’t really walk in heels isn’t easy. Cara Delevingne confessed to W Magazine that “it took me so long to learn to walk in high heels it was a joke.” So, what’s the trick to mastering the perfect modelesque high heel walk? Cara revealed that her secret is to “walk like you’re having sex and like you’ve had loads of sex.”

To be honest, it’s not a tip that we entirely understand, but it’s something that we’ll try to bear in mind on Saturday nights as we don our heels for the evening. 

[h/t Daily Mail]

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