It should come as no surprise that Kendall Jenner has scored one of the covers of LOVE‘s Fall 2014 issue. Editor-in-chief of the British biannual glossy, Katie Grand, has made it quite clear from the very start that she’s a huge fan of the reality TV star turned high-fashion model. She previously styled Kendall for a spread inside the June/July 2014 edition of French Vogue, allowed the 18-year-old to take over the magazine’s Instagram account and now welcomes her as a cover star of LOVE‘s 12th issue. Photographed by David Sims, Kendall bares all while wearing nothing but a fur headpiece as she holds her hands up to her face.
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Thus far, there are three covers which have been posted inside the thread on our forums. Kendall snagged cover one, Adriana Lima is photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for the second and Juergen Teller shot Amy Adams for the third. None of the covers are sitting well with forum members. “AWFUL cover. I wanted to collect all LOVE‘s issues but if the content is as putrid as this cover, I’ll pass,” wrote VogueDisciple93.
“I hope the other covers are a little bit better because these are just awful; everything from photography to styling to typography looks so amateur,” added Melancholybaby.
Stay tuned for the remaining covers and in the meantime, take a peek at the covers which have surfaced online so far by clicking here.
After Lara Stone fronted the previous issue, Toni Garrn covers this week’s edition of The Edit by Net-a-Porter. The German model takes to the seas with photographer David Bellemere, whom she’s posed with before on numerous occasions. For the cover shot, Toni is captured wearing a sweater by Bella Freud, bikini briefs from Heidi Klein and a hat from Maison Michel.
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The 22-year-old, who is currently dating actor Leonardo DiCaprio, also poses for a series of images inside the magazine. Stylist to the shoot, Maya Zepinic selected a range of casual summer pieces from Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Proenza Schouler and Oscar de la Renta. Included inside the new edition of The Edit is an interview conducted by Emily Cronin who discusses Toni’s modeling accomplishments.
The cover story with Toni has been posted inside The Edit by Net-a-Porter thread on our forums.
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Hermes artistic director for women’s ready-to-wear, Christophe Lemaire, is down to his last days at the helm of the label, with the announcement that the 49-year-old designer is leaving his post at the luxury French brand. Lemaire held his position at Hermes since 2010. While we’re not 100 percent sure of all the reasons behind the departure, WWD suggests that Lemaire might be looking to spend more time on his namesake label: “Working for Hermès has been a great pleasure: a profoundly enriching experience on both a human and professional level,” he said of his departure. “I am proud of what we have built together. My own label is growing in an important way and I now really want and need to dedicate myself to it fully.”
Of course, with Lemaire out, we can expect a bit of speculation on a likely successor (The New York Times has already started asking questions). But for now, the designer will finish up his last collection for the label for the Spring 2015 season, which is due to bow at Paris Fashion Week in October. We wager Lemaire’s swan song collection will be a hot ticket that week. But one thing is clear — this is a very interesting time for the house of Hermes, and the world will certainly be watching to see what happens next.
Hot off the heels of her American Vogue cover, Lupita Nyong’o‘s snagged herself yet another featured spot on a major ladymag, this time posing like a BAWSE for ELLE France’s July 2014 issue. Let’s just say it, Ms. Lupita is totally DRAKEing here. And for those not familiar with the lyrical stylings of Aubrey Graham, “Drake stands for Do Right And Kill Everything.” Probably not hard to do when you’re the most beautiful woman IN THE WORLD.
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And yeah, she’s totally killing it. Dressed in a dandelion yellow Giambattista Valli couture gown, the actress strikes a joyful pose as a well-placed fan blows up the back of her dress. It’s definitely an arresting image and certainly captures the mood of summer.
I don’t think it’s possible to describe this shot with any word other than “perfect.” Brava, ELLE France!
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As soon as I read this news, I automatically assumed TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress was going to be filmed in The Bay’s new Kleinfeld Bridal Boutique. It would make sense given the U.S. show’s fondness for the boutique, right? Wrong. While Say Yes to the Dress is expected to make its Canadian debut on the W Network sometime in 2015, it will start filming this August at Amanda-Lina’s Sposa Boutique in Woodbridge.
Sticking to the same format, the Canadian series will follow the U.S. show’s themes of picky brides, opinionated entourages and budget-conscious parents, until finally the arguments, meltdowns and tantrums give way to a bride saying yes to the dress of her dreams (usually a Pnina Tornai). Even if you never have any intention of wearing a white meringue yourself, it’s guilty-pleasure TV watching at its finest and the fact that Canada is getting its own version makes the indulgence all the more homely.
“It’s unbelievable and beyond words to be part of this fantastic franchise. It’s an honour to have been selected as the boutique for Say Yes to the Dress Canada,” said Sam Pollari, owner of Amanda-Lina’s Sposa Boutique in a press release. “Having been in the bridal business for 35 years, this is the crowning achievement of my career. We’re very much looking forward to sharing the expertise we provide at Amanda-Lina’s with all of Canada.”
Allegedly, the network scouted more than 20 bridal boutiques in the Toronto area, but it seems this shop’s 35-year history and family ties were the deciding factor in its selection. As leading experts in the world of bridal fashion, Amanda-Lina’s is owned and operated by husband and wife duo, Sam and Rachelle Pollari, whose mother first opened up her Toronto bridal boutique, Lina’s, in 1969. Their collection features gowns from renowned bridal designers including Simone Carvalli, Cristiano Lucci, Victor Harper Couture, Eve of Milady and the newly acquired Badgley Mischka.
Obviously with such a selection, any customer will be spoilt for choice in her decision-making, but on the matter of those blushing brides, the show is in fact looking for participants. More specifically, a diverse cast of brides with a variety of body types, ethnicities and economic backgrounds to ensure that all Canadians are represented. Simply apply here if you’re interested in making an appearance.
Ah, the Birkin bag. The iconic $10,000-dollar plus carryall is the lust of every girl, but it also seems to be the style everyone wants to defile. In 2012, artist Tyler Shields photographed Francesca Eastwood posing with a real-life Birkin set aflame. We couldn’t help but feel a tinge of physical pain watching such a beautiful, expensive piece be turned to ashes. Shields most recently photographed another Birkin being chomped on by an alligator, sweet revenge for his crocodile cousin that went from being a swamp regular to a very expensive purse.
In December, Kanye West gifted his now wife, Kim Kardashian, with a Birkin bag painted with a horrifying image from artist George Condo. While Kim seemed to like it, the rest of their world was left scratching their heads, wondering why Kanye would ruin a perfectly good bag that costs as much as many American graduates are paying off in student loan debt.
Not to be outdone by the #worldsmosttalkedabout couple is NeNe Leakes. The mustard-haired reality star took to Instagram to show off her new creation, a personalized Birkin bag covered in some of her most popular catch phrases. “I’m very rich, bitch,” “bloop,” “girl, bye,” and more of Leakes’ gems are painted onto the bag in the style of the scribbles on your 6th grade binder. Actually, we wouldn’t insult your trapper keeper like that–this is definitely worse. And according to Ms. Leakes, her husband Greg is horrified.
But the real issue here is: could NeNe’s custom Birkin be uglier than Kim Kardashian’s? Personally, I can’t decide. While they’re both pretty unfortunate, Ms. Leakes’ definitely has a bit of humor to it. It’s clear she doesn’t take the bag as ~seriously~ as Kim (who hasn’t been wearing it lately, hmm…), but then again, Kardashian’s custom piece can technically be considered a work of art. Whether we appreciate that art or not is a different story.
I leave it up to you, dear reader. Which Birkin is more heinous?