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Pink Tartan Launches New E-Commerce Site

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From the Canadian label synonymous with understated chic comes a new e-commerce site that is meant to transport international clients into President and Design Director Kimberley Newport-Mimran’s exclusively curated world. The new Pink Tartan destination is rife with objets d’art, books and beauty products to complement the brand’s inherent élan.

Visitors can virtually shop directly from Pink Tartan’s boutique located in a converted heritage building in Toronto’s tony Yorkville neighbourhood. In addition to the full Pink Tartan range, the site also sells a variety of lifestyle items featuring upscale beauty products from brands like Acca Kappa and Morihata as well as cashmere doggie sweaters and snoods. Additional fashion and accessory labels on offer include Rochas, Church’s, Courreges and WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie. It’s a virtual smorgasbord of finely curated style.

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Watch: Coco Rocha Announces Pregnancy with Adorable Instagram Video

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

Is today the day for pregnancy announcements or what? Earlier, Blake Lively revealed that she’s expecting a baby with husband Ryan Reynolds and now, Coco Rocha has announced that she’ll also be welcoming her own little bundle of joy. The model took to Twitter to let it be known that she and her beau James Conran are expecting a baby this spring.

Coco and her significant other both tweeted the news, along with a link to a video featuring Coco standing in a nude bodysuit as the camera turns around her and zooms in on her slight bump. Too adorable.

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Check out the video above!

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Natasha Poly Channels Debbie Harry on Vogue Turkey’s October Cover (Forum Buzz)

Natasha Poly‘s on fire this month as the model claims her third Vogue cover. The Russian L’Oréal spokesperson stars on the German as well as the French editions, and is now channeling Debbie Harry on Vogue Turkey’s October 2014 cover. Cuneyt Akeroglu treated his Instagram followers to a preview of the upcoming cover last week, but the preview is a far cry from the official cover image. Natasha was shot in a London residential area wearing a black studded leather jacket, a smoky eye and a platinum blond wig, while gazing down the Turkish photographer’s lens.

Vogue Turkey October 2014 Natasha Poly

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Natasha may resemble the American singer-songwriter from the rock band Blondie on the cover, but members of our forums are seeing someone else. “This cover is disappointing. Notwithstanding that awful hair but Natasha doesn’t even resemble herself. I thought it was Aline Weber at first glance,” shared AL92.

“I have to say the preview from Akeroglu’s Instagram looks better and Natasha looks like Aline Weber here,” agreed ash92.

Also noticing the resemblance was KateTheGreatest, who wrote, “Yeah I gotta agree, she looks so much like Aline Weber here. Not her best cover.”

Benn98 was left underwhelmed by the cover. “This is the first time I’m not feeling a VT cover. That preview was misleading. Because of the landscape and mood, I thought it would be something more natural. The main cover is such a let-down. The image is just not cover-worthy, and I’m not a fan of the hair as [it] reminds me of Donald Trump. The hashtag can go plus I hope these will not be the new fonts,” he posted, and even goes on to say, “I’m slowly getting fed up with Natasha Poly covering everything in only a matter of months.”
 
“Who does their layout?? Hashtags?? Oh no. Hell no. The fonts are all over the place,” disapproved a very unsatisfied MON.

A rave review from lalatran stood out from the rest. “This is everything that I need! She is giving [a] death stare like a wolf and the hair, the makeup. Her lips were perfectly drawn on and the badass studded leather jacket… spot on,” he wrote, obviously not sharing the majority of our forum members’ sentiments.

Are you a fan? See inside the thread for Natasha’s cover story and add your own two cents here.

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Can You Spot the Photoshop Blunder on Anne Hathaway’s ELLE Cover? (Forum Buzz)

The British edition of ELLE has taken a different route for the November cover, going for a seductive and femme fatale look with its latest cover subject. The magazine tapped Anne Hathaway and enlisted photographer Kai Z Feng to capture the 31-year-old actress wearing a black jumpsuit by Emporio Armani for the cover shot. Anne also posed for a series of images inside the issue, wearing fall pieces from Nina Ricci, Givenchy and Saint Laurent, styled by Anne-Marie Curtis.

UK Elle November 2014 Anne Hathaway

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The first few posts from our forum members seemed to hold promise for the cover. “I think this is a rather alluring cover. One of Anne’s best in a long time,” shared AL92, kicking off the discussion on a positive note.

“Love it! Subdued sex appeal. The best she’s looked in a while. A triumph for ELLE!” raved Benn98.

Also an admirer of the cover was honeycombchild, who commented, “Wow. I love it. It’s about [time] ELLE upped their game. This looks really strong.”

“Wow, this is sensational. It’s really fantastic, the best cover ELLE has had in a long while and I love Anne as well. Even though I hate their design, it’s not irking me here as much as usual. Great job all round,” proclaimed a more than satisfied LastNight.

Things started to turn sour, however, when Miss Dalloway pointed out a very evident mistake: “Whoa, so no one will mention the obvious Photoshop fail on the left eye? What is that!!! Otherwise it would be a great cover, it’s a fantastic shot.”

“I love her in this kind of styling but ever since the left eye disaster was mentioned, I can’t stop looking at it!” replied Cosmic Voices.

“Is it possible that her right pupil shrank because it was more exposed to the lighting?” questioned gazebo, yet another member to acknowledge the Photoshop mishap.

Can you look past ELLE‘s post-production mistake? You might appreciate Anne’s cover story, which can be viewed here, and don’t forget to add your own comment inside the thread, too.

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Chanel to Stage Métiers d’Art Show in Salzburg

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Chanel Cruse 2014 in Dubai; Image: Getty

The hills are about to be alive again in Salzburg, this time with the squeaking of designer running shoes on the catwalk. The location for Chanel‘s much-anticipated Métiers d’Art show has been revealed, and Karl Lagerfeld is taking a trip to Austria to show his next collection. 

According to Vogue UK, the big event will go down at Leopoldskron Castle, a stunning locale commissioned for the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg’s family in 1736The location sounds a little random, but Salzburg actually has a strong connection to the Chanel heritage. The house’s famous little black jacket, designed by its founder Coco Chanel, was inspired by a jacket worn by an elevator attendant in Salzburg. 

The show promises to be quite a spectacle — Leopoldskron Castle is known for its opulent Rococo decor, so we have a feeling Chanel’s next collection will match the show’s surroundings. Either way, it will definitely be a production…probably with a lot of little black jackets.

[via Vogue UK]

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Foreo Makes a Push for the US, Brings on Competition for Clarisonic

FOREO LUNA, $199; IMAGE: COURTESY OF FOREO

FOREO LUNA; IMAGE: COURTESY OF FOREO

Beauty company Foreo is about to take the United States by storm and give Clarisonic some competition stateside. The makers of the LUNA face cleansing brush ($199) have sold its products at Sephora.com and Foreo.com, but WWD is reporting that the Swedish company is setting up an American headquarters with manufacturing facilities in Las Vegas. This is the result of the company’s efforts to roll out its LUNA device across 1,500 locations around the country, including Neiman Marcus, Ulta, Barneys and Sephora after success in the European, Asian and Middle Eastern markets.

Unlike the popular Clarisonic brush, the Foreo device is shaped like a moon and doesn’t have a brush. Instead, the waterproof device is made from medical-grade silicone. The tiny stubs on the tip of the device pulsate 8,000 times a minute, plus the tool offers users multiple settings and is gentle enough to use twice a day, unlike other nylon-bristled cleansing brushes. The device is perfect for those with sensitive skin, requires a one-hour charge for nine months of usage and starts at $139 for the LUNA Mini, which is around the same price point for an entry-level Clarisonic device. 

[via WWD]

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