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Chloe Taps Clémence Poésy to Tell Its Love Story

Who better to tell a very French love story than Clémence Poésy? According to the folks at Chloe, no one. The actress was tapped as the face of the label’s new fragrance, Love Story.

We see Clémence flitting through Paris with a hot young thang on her arm, from rooftop parties to late-night karaoke, the actress and her beau traipse through the city making out and riding bikes as Clémence somehow winds up with a huge bottle of the fragrance by the end of the Mélanie Laurent-shot spot.

This isn’t Clémence’s first time to the Chloe rodeo. The actress was previously the face of the label’s eau de parfum from 2008 to 2010. She describes this new scent as “a bit more grown up than the signature scent” with this one “walking that thin line between flowery and fresh.”

Watch Clémence and her boo whip around Paris in the video above.

[via Telegraph, Vogue UK, Chloe YouTube]

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Vogue Paris Gets a Makeover for 2015, Anna Ewers Stars on February Cover (Forum Buzz)

Inès de La Fressange’s double issue of Vogue Paris is soon to disappear from newsstands as the magazine gears up for the release of its brand new February issue. Emmanuelle Alt decided to give the magazine a makeover and hired Paris-based art directors Pierre Consorti and Zachary Ohlman to spruce up the magazine’s layout. Anna Ewers poses on the cover in Saint Laurent, captured by David Sims, with Alt on styling duty. The cover marks a second for the German model who previously fronted the magazine’s August 2014 issue. Alt sure does have her favorites!

Vogue Paris February 2015 Anna Ewers

IMAGE CREDIT: VOGUE.FR

Are our forum members impressed with the revamp? “I’m loving the fact that they went back to using the Carine era font. At least this isn’t a boring run of the mill cover like everyone else is doing. I can’t wait to see the collections editorial, they’re always my favorite,” posted an impressed GivenchyHomme.

“Personally, I think this looks fantastic. It is not your run-of-the-mill cover — Anna looks playful; there is a sense of humor to this. The new design also seems to reference the creative direction under Fabien Baron circa mid-2000s , which I appreciate,” added AL92.

LastNight shows much enthusiasm and writes, “I really love this a lot. I love the energy, it’s fun and a bit quirky. I love the color of the masthead and I LOVE the font, it looks so much better, really nicely designed cover. I might actually buy this!”

But not everyone’s in favor of the redesign. “It all works here, it’s fun, and Anna [has] captured the right energy. However, the new art direction is not good! Feels dated,” noted Miss Dalloway.

MON disapproves: “Can’t believe they hired two art directors and gave out that output. Anyone in the Cover Challenge can be paid then and do better.”

What is your view on Vogue Paris’ February cover? Stay tuned for the content and share your own opinion with us here.

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Maison Martin Margiela Pulls a Saint Laurent with New Name Change

There have been many changes at the house of Margiela since John Galliano was hired as its creative director, but The New York Times‘ Vanessa Friedman picked up on another small but major alteration at the label. Maison Martin Margiela quietly updated the name it has used since it was founded about 27 years ago to simply Maison Margiela. 

 

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The change appeared on yesterday’s show notes without any fanfare, blink and you may have missed it. Much like when Hedi Slimane took over at what we now know as Saint Laurent, Margiela has adopted a similar move for its new creative director. A rep for Maison Margiela noted that the new name “reflects the evolution of the house.” Friedman points out that Margiela did not make an official announcement regarding the name change and in some respects, we think that’s appropriate for a house that has traditionally kept the identity of its designers anonymous, prior to Galliano. A quiet change seems to be just its style.

[via NYT]

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Nicole Kidman Improves Her Red-Carpet Game for the LA Paddington Premiere

We’ve been tracking Nicole Kidman’s wardrobe on the Paddington circuit for some time now, and her Nina Ricci ensemble for the LA premiere at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre, on Saturday, January 10, is our favourite by far.

Nicole Kidman Nina Ricci

Photo: Apega/WENN

The Australian actress stunned in a matchy-matchy ensemble from Nina Ricci’s Spring 2015 collection, including a halter button-up top and frayed skirt made of tweed knit with shimmering sequin detail.

She styled the look with grey Mary Jane-style Valentino pumps, which complemented the dress’ sparkle, as well as her selection of jewelled bracelets, rings and drop earrings. Her softly tousled side bun was divine, and she brightened up the dark hues with a pink lip.

While Nicole’s red carpet outfits for Paddington have been hit and miss, making us umm and ahh about her dress choices, it turns out all we wanted was to see this home-grown celebrity shine.

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Renee Bargh Shines in MT Costello for the Golden Globes After-Party

Just when you thought you were getting over the magic that was the Golden Globes red carpet, in comes the after-party. Held at The Beverly Hilton and hosted by HBO, Renee Bargh donned an outfit to remember in a special-edition MT Costello gown.

Renee Bargh Golden Globes

Photo: Apega/WENN

The Extra co-host looked divine in the black floor-length piece, made extra special with the gold-lace detailing around the hips, shoulders and wrists. She played on the opulent look with ornate gold-chain and diamond earrings, classy two-strap heels and a slick middle-parted do. (more…)

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Global Retailers Set to Drive Australia’s Fast Fashion Industry in 2015

H&M Sydney Opening

Photo: Graham Denholm/ Getty

The global retailers Australia has so graciously welcomed in recent times are set for even bigger things in 2015. The stats are in, and international players including Zara, Topshop, H&M, Uniqlo and Forever 21 are expected to continue their growth this year — or as we like to coin it, their domination.

IBISWorld reports that Australia’s fast fashion revenue for 2014 was $1219.4 million, but is expected to grow by 10.4% in 2015 as Uniqlo, H&M and Forever 21 enter their first full calendar year down under. According to IBISWorld’s senior industry analyst, David Whytcross, the blazing success of openings like these “generate significant growth for the overall fast fashion industry” which brings the projected fast fashion revenue for 2015 to $1346.5 million.

Zara’s accomplishments are also something to go by, with the Spanish retailer doing extremely well since it landed on our shores back in 2011. “Zara posted exponential revenue growth with extremely high retail profit margins over its first three years of operation in Australia, and IBISWorld expects this growth to continue in 2015,” said Whytcross.

If Zara is still growing four years after its opening, we can only expect these global retail giants will continue to be huge and threatening players until at least 2020, potentially dwarfing Aussie retailers. In terms of fast fashion, though, we can’t really be too annoyed, when our market was previously dominated by Australian mainstay Cotton On. Not only are these global brands adding a little option to our seemingly small landscape, but they’re also boosting the revenue in our fast fashion industry in general.

[Via IBISWorld]

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