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Charlotte Casiraghi is Still Modeling for Gucci’s ‘Forever Now’ Line (Forum Buzz)

Gucci Forever Now Spring 2013 campaign - Charlotte Casiraghi photographed by Mert & Marcus

Charlotte Casiraghi’s good genes – she’s Monaco royalty and the granddaughter of Grace Kelly – surely had a lot to do with her inclusion in Gucci’s “Forever Now” ad campaigns. The “Forever Now” branch of Gucci’s business celebrates the brand’s rich history, highlighting classic Gucci motifs and reintroducing iconic pieces from the label’s archive.

In this third installment of Casiraghi’s “Forever Now” tenure, she was photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. In one of the campaign’s portraits, Casiraghi is shown holding a silk scarf featuring Gucci’s Flora pattern, which was created in the 1960s and was also spotted on Princess Grace of Monaco, giving the usage of it in the campaign additional gravity as the print is literally transcending generations. The pattern was reintroduced to modern Gucci collections when Frida Giannini took the creative reins in 2005.

Gucci Forever Now Spring 2013 campaign - Charlotte Casiraghi photographed by Mert & Marcus

Forum members didn’t seem too impressed with Casiraghi’s current representation of the brand. “The first campaign was wonderful,” Thefrenchy noted. “Can’t say the same about this one as it is so incredibly dull.”

Street_a_Licious was also underwhelmed. “Pairing a Casiraghi with a Flora scarf? Innovative,” he quipped.

Maybe the Charlotte Casiraghi and Flora foulard combination seems obvious, but I still think she’s well-suited to the brand, and to this branch of the brand in particular. She is undoubtedly a stunning woman, and if someone’s going to sell Flora scarves for Gucci, it might as well be her.



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Theyskens’ Theory Gets Moody With Wylie Hay for Spring 2013 (Forum Buzz)

It’s no secret that we love (nearly) everything Olivier Theyskens touches, so it’s also no surprise that we in the Fashion Spot forums are smitten with the latest ad campaign for Theyskens’ Theory. Wylie Hay appears in the moody campaign, which juxtaposes images of the model posing in a hallway with images of a somewhat turbulent grey sea enveloping a stone pathway. Willy Vanderperre photographed the campaign, which was styled by Olivier Rizzo, and art directed by Giovanni Bianco. Anthony Turner and Aaron de Mey did the hair and makeup respectively.

Theyskens' Theory Spring 2013 campaign - Wylie Hay photographed by Willy Vanderperre

“This is awesome, I like everything about this!” Psylocke exclaimed.

Valentine27 posted: “Wow. Massive crush on this campaign. I absolutely love the perspectives in the pictures, and the parallel between the pier and the corridor. This is simply awesome. And the long blonde hair of the model really makes the effect even better. I will definitely put this ad in my top five favorites of S/S 2013.”

“This is absolutely fantastic,” mackos agreed. “The juxtaposition of the images is excellent. Also, the mood is really fascinating in these. Beautiful.”

Give us moody, beautiful and subdued over bright, super-sexy and over-the-top any day of the week. Seriously, please.

Theyskens' Theory Spring 2013 campaign - Wylie Hay photographed by Willy VanderperreTheyskens' Theory Spring 2013 campaign - Wylie Hay photographed by Willy Vanderperre

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Jamie Bochert Goes Boho Luxe for ManiaMania’s Autumn/Winter 2013 Campaign

Both are wildly theatrical and artfully refined with a dash of the transcendental thrown in for good measure, but in a ManiaMania campaign you get one thing that you don’t get from the collection alone: a supernaturally gorgeous model.

This season it’s Patti Smith lookalike Jamie Bochert, who joins the ranks of Abbey Lee and Dree Hemmingway by fronting the cult jewellery label’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection ‘Performance.’ The campaign was shot by Stacey Mark in the luxe surrounds of New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, mixing up the bohemian vibes with expensive curtains and fine-woven carpet.

Quintessential ManiaMania pieces include oversized crystals pendant, protuberant rings and an excellent gold choker in brass, silver, smoky quartz and amazonite. The thing you most want from the campaign though, other than a room at the Waldorf Astoria and a champagne bubble bath, is probably the opulent Whiskey Go-Go headpiece that also featured somewhat less remarkably on the head of Kendall Jenner. 

Pieces from the collection can be purchased from ManiaMania’s online store


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Link Buzz: Chanel Couture Show Bonuses; To Lucite or Not To Lucite?

  • Chanel Couture nail polish: You don't have to wait to buy it. I know. This is a good world we live in, right? [BellaSugar]
  • The front row at Chanel Couture was like a mini fashion show all its own. Karl's girls know how to dress, okay? [Fashionologie]
  • Sarah Burton cancelled the Alexander McQueen show because she's having babies. :) :( :/ awww grrr aaaaaah So many feelings. [FashionEtc]
  • So you went skiing and now you have to wear some clothes. Don't let it be a dilemma, just watch the video after the click-through. [FabSugar]
  • Is the Lucite trend secretly terrible? Sure, but that could be the case for any trend. [SheFinds]

Image via IMAXtree

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“Generational Plastic Surgery” — The Cool New Mom/Daughter Bonding Activity I Won’t Be Trying

If you love your mom and love signing up for painful and invasive procedures that make your body conform to the beauty standard, you should get in on the mother-daughter plastic surgery trend. (I will be over here, trying to make my hair grey faster in protest.) 

BellaSugar pulled up a press release from Manhattan cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Guida, who describes this "growing new trend."

"One of the most interesting cosmetic trends we're seeing is what many are calling 'generational plastic surgery.' … We're actually finding that it can be beneficial to both parties. Many describe it as having a built-in support system — someone close, who understands what you're going through first-hand."

Dr. Guida includes his phone number and website at the bottom of the release, noting that he's available for consultations. 

Haha, please don't call him? There are so many ways to say "I love you" that don't involve paying someone a lot of money to inject needles into your face or cut your body open on an operating table. 

Image via WENN

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Why I’m So Excited That H&M’s Coming to Paris Fashion Week

H&M has just announced they'll be showing their Fall 2013 collection — both men's and women's designs — at the Musée Rodin, a popular Parisian runway venue, as part of Paris Fashion Week on February 27.

The Swedish retailer last showed a full collection on the catwalk in 2005, although it did host a big splashy event to show the Lanvin for H&M capsule collection in 2010. 

If it's not immediately apparent why this development is a really, really exciting one, I direct your attention to Exhibit A, the picture illustrating this post. That is Vogue Nippon Editor at Large and editor of my heart Anna Dello Russo walking in a flouncy hot pink cocktail dress with one giant shoulder, elbow-length black gloves, a furry head pouf, ankle ribbon heels and PINK FISHNETS for Lanvin for H&M in 2010. The runway is bookmarked with pre-Raf flowers and her companion is a really high rent poodle that's totally above it all. Wait, can we talk about her hair?

Can we hope to see Dello Russo at the February show? We can hope. 

Other hopes we can have: Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, David Beckham, Every Model, more poodlez. 

Image via Getty

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