We love a good flat lay. Whether it’s beauty essentials, a laid-out outfit for the day or just a few of someone’s favourite things, it’s always nice to see how products can look beautiful when arranged in the right way. But today, scrolling through our Instagram feed, we spotted a kind of flat lay we’ve never seen before — one with a baby in the mix.
With a caption reading, “Today’s Essentials,” Melbourne-based label Jerri Jones posted a flat lay of a leather jacket, wide-brim hat, sunnies, the latest issue of Renegade Collective and an innocent, unaware baby. The little one remains unnamed and unbranded in the post, but for now we will follow Jerri Jones’ lead and call the baby #cutestbaby.
Instagram user youthandbravado stirred things up writing, “I’ll exchange a baby blanket for that jacket.” Fortunately, there is a pair of feet also in the image, so we can rest assured knowing that mum or dad wasn’t too far away from bub’s reach.
Well, that was quick. Early this week, it was announced that Christophe Lemaire was stepping down from the helm of Hermes, presumably to focus on his namesake label. But before any real speculation could actually get underway, the French fashion house has already announced a replacement.
Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, alum of The Row, Celine and Maison Martin Margiela, will fill the position of artistic director overseeing womens ready-to-wear. This quick turnover has us thinking that perhaps Vanhee-Cybulski was already lined up ahead of the announcement. But her experience working in top positions on the design teams of some of the most coveted brands in the world makes it pretty clear why she was tapped.
Vanhee-Cybulski will start at the house following the womenswear spring shows. Lemaire’s last collection for Hermes is set to bow October 1.
To us, Robyn Lawley looks pretty damn good. Flawless skin, piercing eyes, long, luscious locks and a smokin’ body. But because of the fashion industry’s warped idea that “plus-size” is anyone larger than a size 8, the Aussie model somehow fits into that category.
This week, the Wilhelmina model posted an unretouched, makeup-free photo of herself in a bikini to her Instagram account. She looked hot, but her followers went a little comment-crazy on the girl, once again starting a debate about redefining the meaning of plus-size.
Many would compliment the model and designer of Robyn Lawley Swimwear on her body shape, bikini designs and natural beauty. Others would simply question how she is considered plus-size. But for the most part, the social media users are kicking up an absolute stink about industry standards.
Instagram user, jessicalouro6 wrote, “Plus size, your ass fashion industry!! A perfect normal size girl.” Another user added, “THAT’s Plus size?! Girl, the fashion world is bollocks. You are a goddess!” The post has garnered over 100 comments, which are still rolling in on the picture just posted Monday night.
Related: Robyn Lawley’s Fitspo Selfie Freaks Out Instagram Commenters: ‘This is NOT Plus-Size!’
For the FOX All-Star Party in West Hollywood, actress Zoe Levin stepped out in Camilla and Marc‘s leopard print drop-waist dress. Worn with simple, black Jimmy Choo heels and a slick pony, it was unfortunate that Zoe couldn’t predict the busy backdrop when she opted for such a statement piece.
The jacquard cocktail dress is a clear winner from the Aussie label’s Spring 2014 collection. In fact, you might remember model Montana Cox repping the same design at the ARIA Awards last year, styled similarly to Zoe with black strappy heels, a studded clutch and hair tied back.
The structured piece’s on-trend high neckline, combined with a feminised leopard print in navy, gray and hints of mauve on a fresh white dress is the perfect choice for those who find accessories to be a hassle. Such a great print needn’t be ruined by overdoing it with unnecessary add-ons.
Zoe joins New Girl’s Hannah Simone as another high-profile name embracing Aussie designers.
In a bid to raise some much-needed moolah for the country’s cash-strapped national parks, Parks Canada has launched a premium line of clothing designed by former Toronto fashion designer of the year, Roger Edwards, who has created clothing for the NHL, CFL and Team Canada. After the fan-mania that ensued when Hudson’s Bay released its Canadian Olympic Team clothing, I imagine the new Parks Canada clothing line will receive an equally warm reception.
Marketed under the slogan “This Land is your Brand,” the Parks Original line includes hoodies, T-shirts and hats sporting the Parks Canada beaver logo from the 70s, all of which will be made in Toronto with ethically-sourced cotton and exclusively sold at Hudson’s Bay.
Much like the Team Canada kit, this new collaboration is undoubtedly trying to target the nation’s patriotism, but also markets itself toward everyone’s love of vintage kitsch. The old-time logos, including the current crossed paddles logo of Parks Canada and a moose with antlers, aren’t unlike the kind of thing you’ll find on sale at the Drake General Store. So naturally, I’m sold.
An additional selling point is the fact that, as previously reported by the Toronto Star, Parks Canada is facing a $2.8 billion backlog of maintenance and repair work. It goes without saying that this new venture will help — albeit in a small way — thus tuning into our charitable conscience. I mean, who doesn’t love the feel-good factor?
Beginning this week, the items will be offered online from TheBay.com, at a store in Banff, Alberta, as well as at airport locations in Toronto and Vancouver. I’m surprised it won’t be available at the flagship Toronto location, but scarcity generally stokes demand, which will probably mean these pieces will start popping up on eBay for three times the price. Dang, there I go giving you ideas.
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- Get ready, because Zoe Saldana is about to slay the maternity fashion game. The actress is pregnant with her first child with husband Marco Perego. That’s going to be one beautiful kid! [ E!]
- Naya Rivera married her
rebound boo, Ryan Dorsey, after only three months, after breaking up with her previous fiance, Big Sean. [E!]
- Crocs is downsizing, and apparently, some people who are not Crocs employees are actually sad about that. [PopSugar Fashion]
- Magazine covers as you know them could all change, thanks to experiential advertising. [The Business of Fashion]
- Peaches Geldof‘s cause of death has finally been confirmed as a heroin overdose. [WWD]
- Justin Bieber is rumored to be the next face of Calvin Klein. #signstheworldisending [Daily Mail]
- Lupita Nyong’o isn’t the only celebrity who can hook you up with fresh braids. Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt can also whip up a mean French braid…in just about four minutes. He and Lupita should open up a shop together! [TIME]
- Further proof that y’all are watching too much damn TV: A Michigan prison has nixed orange jumpsuits in favor of striped ones. They say the popularity of shows like Orange Is the New Black have made the jumpsuits in vogue, and now civilians are wearing them, making it difficult to identify prisoners versus free citizens. [NY Mag]
- If you care, Lana Del Rey has slept with a lot of people in the music industry. [Complex]
- Now you can be creeped out and get excited for the next Hunger Games movie. To promote Mockingjay, “The Capitol” has released living portraits of two of the film’s characters as a creative way to promote the movie. [Teen Vogue]