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There’s a Pool in the Back of The Row’s New LA Flagship Store

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at the Met Ball

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It's been about ten years since the Olsen twins started their The Row label, and finally, the CFDA Award-winning brand is getting its own standalone store, which will open in Los Angeles tomorrow. The 3,800 square-foot digs are located at 8440 Melrose Place, but you barely see a sliver of the store from the street. You'll have to get past a set of double doors, a courtyard and a couple offices before you reach the store's glass main doorway.

The twins say they were trying to decide whether to set up shop in New York or Los Angeles, but NYC seemed to be a bit too intense for a first store. The flagship will carry The Row's full offerings, and is set up to look more like somebody's home than a shop. It also has a pool in the back and a bag of towels at the ready for any customers looking to cool off from a day of strenuous shopping.

The shop is divided into an east and west gallery. In the east, you'll find sweaters, t-shirts and a few items special to the flagship store. To the west, Manolo Blahnik pumps, evening bags and dresses await.

As for the store's grand opening, the twins say they want to keep things low-key. “It was important to us to open up our doors quietly. We’re not going to have a party or anything; we want to make sure it’s set up properly, merchandised properly, that things are working. Maybe in a month or so we’ll do a dinner. For now, we just want to be open and get feedback from people close to us,” Ashley told WWD. “This is our baby. This is something that we have nurtured and will continue to nurture. That is the way we feel about all our brands, but this one has always been a labor of love, and the space also reflects that.”

Any Angelenos going to check out the new store tomorrow?

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Want to Wear Black-and-White Like a Badass? Take a Cue from Aussie Model Nicole Trunfio

Nicole Trunfio white dressAustralian model Nicole Trunfio would be intimidating  a Bavarian bar maid costume. But her wardrobe appears to be entirely devoid of ruffles, or of anything that could be interpreted as innocent. Perhaps even of color. (If we had to pick a costume for her we’d probably go with Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman.)   

Black and white never goes out of style, but there's more to monochromatic dressing than just stripes. Let’s pick apart Nicole’s badass style:

1. Be brave with textures.

You can never go wrong with leather. Or vegan leather, if that’s your jam. And if you’re still feeling a little flat, you can always add another layer in something sheer or even crochet.

2. Don’t forget details.

Adding a “pop of color” is not always a good option. Adding black nail polish always is.

3. Show a little skin.

Or a lot of skin, if you’ve got the confidence of a willowy 5’10”. Crop tops are always a good option, and if the waistband of your pants are high enough you can literally just wear a bra. Otherwise look for clever cut-outs and slit necklines.

Nicole Trunfio crop top

4. Play with shapes.

Things with sharp shoulders, structured skirts, and sturdy fabrics prove it's possible to entirely change the shape of your body in less than five minutes. 

5. If in doubt, add a pair of laced thigh-high boots. 

Now there's something we never thought we'd say. 

Nicole Trunfio and katie cassidy

Images: Getty

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Does This Video Show Solange Knowles Kicking the Crap Out of Jay Z?

Solange Knowles Pictured Next to Jay-Z


Just when you thought the Knowles-Carters seemed like the perfect celebrity family…

TMZ has obtained security footage from an elevator at New York City's the Standard Hotel (where Solange Knowles, Beyoncé and Jay Z attended an afterparty for last week's Met Gala) in which Solo appears to get into a physical altercation with Jigga.

In the video, you can someone who looks a lot like Solange enter the elevator (she's wearing the same Phillip Lim dress and cropped Liza Minnelli wig she was photographed in at the Gala), and then start swinging on a man in a white jacket — who looks like Jay Z. She gets in his face, shoves him, and starts punching him, actually making a connection (three times, as counted by TMZ). She is held back by bodyguards, but manages to also kick Jay in the stomach. Where is Beyoncé in all this? Oh, casually standing to the side like, SMH.


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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Wears Chanel On The Cover Of Vogue Germany (Forum Buzz)

Vogue Germany have been knocking it out of the park with their covers lately! For their June 2014 issue, the team enlisted Camilla Akrans to photograph Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for the front cover. The British model wears Chanel, looking sophisticated yet sultry wearing her hair in a messy bun tied back with a black ribbon. I just love this!

Vogue Germany June 2014 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley


Most members of theFashionSpot forums don't share the same opinion, however. Bertrando3 wrote: "I don't like it, it looks very cheap. It's like a Guess advertisement."

"I don't really care for Rosie one way or another, but I'm kinda liking everything about this cover," commented justaguy.

|PerfectTonight| didn't think it looked like Rosie: "Looks nothing like Whiteley!" I do understand where he's coming from. Rosie's jaw does look as though it has been slimmed down a little.

Although Greenway disagreed and wrote, "Are we looking at the same image because it looks exactly like her?" he replied. Then went on to say: "It's a gorgeous cover, the pose, the makeup and especially the hair its so cute."

"Beyond, I love this cover. Rosie can't help her gorgeousness, looking forward to this editorial," wrote TeeVanity.

Be sure to check out the thread, join the discussion and await the contents here.

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Montreal-Based Mackage Plans Free-Standing Stores Across Canada

When one door closes, at the very least a window opens, which couldn’t be truer with today’s news that Montreal-based Mackage is set to open free-standing stores across Canada.

As reported earlier this week, Canadian fashion is suffering a loss with the closure of Jacob, but it seems a new Québécoise will be taking its place on our credit cards. Retail Insider reports that outerwear-maven Mackage has retained a real estate company to establish its brand across Canada.

Mackage Canadian Outerwear

Image: Mackage

Of course, these latest stores won’t be the first free-standing Mackage joints of their kind. The brand already has a shop in New York City's Soho district. But finally, we Canucks won’t have to rely solely on the likes of Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen and Mendocino for our fix of well-tailored coats and jackets.

What’s more, with news that Mackage intends to focus more energy on expanding their handbag and accessory lines, we can expect the fashion favourite to become a one-stop shopping contender against the influx of retail heavyweights.

There’s currently no word on when or where Mackage intends to officially set up shop, but in all likelihood, the company’s hometown, Montreal, as well as Toronto and Vancouver will be prime choices.

Where do you hope a new Mackage will surface?

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