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Cara Delevingne, Erdem, Victoria Beckham and More Take Home British Fashion Awards

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The Victoria’s Secret Show isn’t the only fashion event going down in London this month. Tonight, the British Fashion Council got together with some of the best designers repping the U.K. to congratulate them on their good work, compliment each other on their fab outfits and of course, hand out some awards. Britain’s governing fashion body held its annual awards at the London Coliseum to find out which designers would take home top honors in the industry. There was a lot to see, but certainly one of the night’s biggest moments was the re-emergence of John Galliano, who stepped back onto the fashion party scene to present Anna Wintour with the council’s outstanding achievement award.

Below, a full list of the night’s big winners. Congratulations to everyone who took home a trophy!

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Erdem Moralıoğlu

Menswear Designer of the Year: J.W. Anderson

Accessory Designer of the Year: Anya Hindmarch

British Style Award: Emma Watson

Brand of the Year Award: Victoria Beckham

Establishment Award: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi 

New Establishment Award: Simone Rocha

Creative Campaign Award: Louis Vuitton

Outstanding Achievement Award: Anna Wintour

International Designer of the Year: Nicolas Ghesquière

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Edward Enninful

Special Recognition Award: Chris Moore of catwalking.com

Model of the Year: Cara Delevingne

Red Carpet Award: Alexander McQueen

Emerging Accessory Designer: Anna Laub of Prism

Emerging Menswear Designer: Craig Green

Emerging Womenswear Designer Award: Marques’ Almeida 

[via @BFC]

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American Spending Falls This Black Friday

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Image: WENN

Bad news for anyone pinning their economic recovery hopes on Black Friday: Apparently, despite retailers’ best efforts to lure shoppers in, spending is down 11% from last year, according to Bloomberg. That would be roughly 6 million fewer customers this year vs. last. And all that after stores like K-Mart Black Friday-ed a day early, forcing allowing their workers and shoppers to spend Thanksgiving together. Aw, how sweet. But perhaps next year people can just stay home with their families?

Consumer spending was down $7 billion dollars this weekend, and this is the second year in a row that holiday sales have failed to please less than eager crowds. The glum news isn’t over yet: Less-than-fantastic figures are also expected for Cyber Monday, thanks to retailers extending sales throughout the week. 

We’re getting the feeling that folks are simply just all Black Friday-ed out. 

[via Bloomberg, USA Today]

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Smythe and Beaufille Collaborate on a Must-Have Jacket for Spring

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Mick and Keith. Mac and cheese. Whiskey and soda. Good collaborations are timeless, and when it comes to fashion, they can also create the kind of must-have item you won’t be able to live without. This spring, Smythe designers Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe have collaborated with Chloé and Parris Gordon of Beaufille on a smoking jacket design that combines the former’s masculine-heavy aesthetic with the latter’s artisan sensibilities.

The Beaufille Collaboration Smoking Jacket sees Smythe’s classic single-button shawl collar silhouette reinterpreted in a delicate and feminine custom jacquard fabric. The imagery on the fabric was hand painted by Eve Gordon, a fine artist and mother of Chloé and Parris, and is based on a vintage Chinoiserie brocade. The jacket will be available in a blush shade for Spring 2015, and because both parties were so pleased with the collaboration, it will also be carried through for Pre-Fall 2015 in Pacific Blue.

The Spring 2015 Beaufille Collaboration Smoking Jacket will be in stores in early February. For locations, visit smythelesvestes.com.

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Since When Have Vogue Turkey’s Covers Become So Dated? (Forum Buzz)

Lily Donaldson makes a rare appearance on the cover of Vogue Turkey’s December issue. It feels as though we hardly ever get to see the British beauty on the cover of Vogue lately, even though Lily’s last cover was for Vogue Korea’s 18th anniversary issue back in August 2014. We’re just nostalgic for those days when the 27 year old would captivate us on U.K. Vogue‘s front cover. But we don’t hold Lily responsible for this current disaster. It appears as though Vogue Turkey has been disappointing our forum members for some time now. The new font and layout the magazine has introduced isn’t sitting well with anyone.

Vogue Turkey December 2014 Lily Donaldson

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“Lily is working it, but my god that text layout! When did they start using so much of it?!” questioned an unsatisfied Miss Dalloway.

Benn98 mentioned the amount of text, too: “Yay! When last have we seen Lily nab a cover? Looks good, but if you squint the leg positioning looks odd. I don’t recall them having this much text!”

“Seems like it’s from 5 years ago… very dated,” added an underwhelmed littlekiki.

GlamorousBoy agreed and echoed “very dated cover…” inside the thread.

Also not sold on the cover was Bertrando3: “It does not look appealing to me whatsoever. She looks tired and strange, the proportions are not working for me.”

A select few admired Turkish Vogue‘s efforts this month, though. “What a perfect cover for December. Lily looks fantastic. Her pale skin looks amazing on grey background. Her pose and this dress are really great. Can’t wait for an editorial!” enthused an optimistic and impressed narcyza.

“I like this, all the dots give the cover a festive feeling, Lily looks great,” complimented Nymphaea.

We guess Vogue Turkey deserves some slack, considering the magazine delivered a fabulous supermodel cover for November. Tell us what you think of its December 2014 cover inside the thread here.

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Coco Rocha, Hilary Rhoda and More Turn Out for Small Business Saturday

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American Express is keen on making Small Business Saturday a thing, and this weekend, the credit card giant hosted a shopping extravaganza in NYC’s NoLita/SoHo district to help support shops and restaurants owned by regular Joes – and not huge corporate conglomerates. The event drew quite a notable crowd: Coco Rocha, Hilary Rhoda, Hannah Bronfman and Marine the Dog all showed up to support the affair. From 7 p.m. to midnight, guests shopped at participating retail locations, took in performances, dined and sipped cocktails in support of the little guys, those businesses that don’t come with an IPO. 

Click through to see some snaps from the event and if you haven’t already, support small businesses this Cyber Monday by buying online from your favorite boutique or artisanal shop.  (more…)

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You Can Finally Shop The MSGM & Yoox Collaboration!

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The limited-edition capsule collection from MSGM and Yoox is finally here. The holiday lineup celebrates the retailers “Dinner Party in Venice” theme with Italian-inspired prints in the brand’s signature vibrant hues, zeroing in on blue and yellow. The capsule includes a dress, T-shirt, sweatshirt and jacket along with slip-ons and ballet flats—all ranging from $86 to $202.

The MSGM collaboration is one piece of Yoox’s winter shopping experience under the “Dinner Party in Venice” umbrella. The website is featuring weekly themed videos with notables like Lynn Yaeger, stylist Tina Leung, Arrigo Cipriani and Italian actress Alessandra Mastronardi among others.

Customers can also peruse a curated assortment of Venezia-style holiday gifts including two Vanini Murano glass vases, vintage accessories, jewelry, prints from Magnum Photos and Fruilana slippers as well as customized designer aprons from Missoni, Vivienne Westwood, Emilio Pucci, Toilet Paper and Fornasetti. All proceeds from these aprons will benefit the non-profit organization Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity.

To purchase items from the MSGM x Yoox holiday collection, check out the gallery below. (more…)

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