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The Fashion Spot’s 10 Best Articles of the Week

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  1. Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2013 Disconnected Eyeliner Look: A tFS Video How-To — DIY the disconnected eyeliner seen on the runway at Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013.
     
  2. Seeing Double: Karolina Kurkova and Toni Collette Get Caught Up in Cut-Outs Courtesy of Esteban Cortazar and More Matching Celebs - Also matching: Rooney Mara and Anna Wintour. 
     
  3. Beauty Cheat Sheet: Find Your Best Eye Makeup Look for Any Season - Tips for finding your best eye makeup look based on the shape and color of your eyes.
     
  4. Color Crush: the New Colors to Wear for Spring 2014 - Here are the colors you'll be crushing on come the new season.
     
  5. Fake It: Fall’s No-Commitment Big Bang Trend - Not quite ready to commit to the big chop, but want to cash in on fringe benefits this fall? Take a cue from the runways and fake it.
     
  6. Designer to Watch: Liberty United - We talk to founder Peter Thum about his jewelry line created from destroyed illegal guns and bullet shells and the company's goal to end gun violence.
     
  7. Celeb Halloween Costume Roundup: the Good, the Bad and the Just Plain Weird - Stars love playing dress up, whether it’s on the red carpet or for Halloween.
     
  8. For the Product Junkie on Your List: Holiday’s Best Makeup Palettes and Gift Sets - If you have a product junkie on your holiday gift list, a great idea is the gift of options. Here's some of our favorite pretty palettes of the season.
     
  9. Men’s Fashion Forecasting from PROJECT’s Tommy Fazio - Boys, we love 'em (and want to steal their clothes). 
     
  10. Diane Kruger Attends Chanel’s The Little Black Jacket Exhibition in a Little Black Dress and Other Best Dressed Celebs of the Week - Naomi Watts, Kate Bosworth and Olivia Wilde also top this week's list.

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Amanda Murphy and Cameron Russell Join Anna Ewers for Prada Resort 2014 Campaign

The word 'directional' is one of the most faddish in our fashion lexicon, but none are better to describe Miuccia Prada's influence on the industry. 

Prada and Miu Miu collections are typically considered truly trendsetting for the season (or seasons) ahead and similarly, being cast in a Prada campaign or runway show can effectively launch a model's career. (That's part of the reason many were upset to learn that Malaika Firth was the first black model to appear in a Prada campaign in nineteen years.)

Amanda Murphy and Cameron Russell Join Anna Ewers for Prada Resort 2014 Campaign

So: Forum members were pleased that when the first image (above) from Prada's Resort 2014 campaign appeared online a few days ago, it starred a relative newcomer to the modeling industry, the German model Anna Ewars, who just closed out a stellar season at the Spring 2014 shows. 

Two more photos have just popped up in the Forums. The new ads, photographed by Steven Meisel, feature Amanda Murphy and Cameron Russell, who both appeared in the Fall 2013 campaign and are among the industry's most in-demand models. (Russell, a Victoria's Secret Angel, is also known for her activist projects and a 'Looks Aren't Everything' TED Talk, which went viral last year.)

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Amanda Murphy / Image: IMGModels.Tumblr.com

Image: Zino via tFS Forums

Cameron Russell / Image: Zino via tFS Forums

Prada's ads typically feature almost comically large campaign casts, so additional photos from the label's Resort 2014 campaign are likely to trickle in within the next few days. 

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Link Buzz: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen Launch Fragrance(s) for Elizabeth & James; CFDA Brings Attention to Eco-Fashion

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    Image: Ryan/WENN.com

    Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are launching a paired fragrance duo for their Elizabeth & James brand. “I’d like to walk down the street and smell a note of it,” said Mary-Kate. [WWD]
     
  • "Whether you're a facial hair fan or not, Movemeber has arrived, which means plenty of the men in our lives will be growing out their mustaches and beards in support." [BellaSugar]
     
  • Gisele Bundchen and Erin Heatherton both appeared on the runway at São Paulo Fashion Week. [FabSugar]
     
  • The CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge is back for its fourth year. [Fashionologie]
     
  • Tina Fey is bringing a new sitcom (about a former cult member who moves to New York City) to NBC. [SheFinds]
     
  • Lena Dunham's first choice to play Marnie, the Allison Williams character, on Girls? Her real-life best friend, Audrey Gelman. Who is probably better known to some tFS readers as girlfriend to Terry Richardson. [PageSix]
     
  • Fashion critic Lisa Armstrong plays designer musical chairs, proposes emerging British designer Simone Rocha for the top spot at Jil Sander. [Telegraph]

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Collette Dinnigan to Close Her Eponymous Line

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Image: Collette Dinnigan’s Instagram

A month ago, Australian designer Collette Dinnigan delivered a decadent collection for her 18th season showing at Paris Fashion Week. But if you’re hoping to buy anything from Spring 2014, better make it snappy: Dinnigan has announced she’s ceasing production of her eponymous evening and bridal lines by the end of 2013, and closing her boutiques in Sydney, Melbourne and London soon after New Year's.

It’s not all over for Dinnigan or fans of her playful, ladylike luxe. The designer will continue with her diffusion and children’s lines, Collette by Collette Dinnigan and Collette Dinnigan Enfant. But in an industry that’s seen local heavyweights, including Lisa Ho and Kirrily Johnson, shutting up shop, it’s difficult not to label Dinnigan another victim of a fickle industry.

The decision was announced at the launch of the designer’s new coffee table book, Obsessive Creative. “The book is a retrospective of my life and it’s made me stop and think about the amazing journey I have had thus far,” said Dinnigan. “It [crystalized] my thinking, that I have sacrificed a lot of family time in building and maintaining my business, now I want balance back in my life with my husband, nine-year-old daughter and baby boy. I have met and worked with some of the world’s most talented people, as well as realizing my own creativity while driving a financially viable, profitable business.” 

She followed it up with a handwritten letter on Instagram thanking her followers for their 24 years of support. 

But WWD has pointed out that a different reason was given in an interview with the Australian Financial Review, where the designer cited a lack of resources as a contributing factor. A spokesperson has noted in response that the Collette Dinnigan brand is totally debt-free.

We’ll miss seeing Dinnigan’s breezy romanticism on the runways, but we’ve still got one Australian designer holding down the Paris Fashion Week fort. Ellery showed her debut collection there as Dinnigan presented her last.  

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Hudson’s Bay Unveils Sochi 2014 Team Canada Uniforms

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Image via Hudson’s Bay/CNW

After the disaster that was last year’s Canadian summer Olympic uniforms, Hudson’s Bay was once again granted a second a chance at designing the upcoming winter wear for Sochi 2014. Good idea? We shall see…

Team USA famously enlisted the help of Ralph Lauren to craft their chic double breasted coats and snuggly knit sweaters for February’s snow games, meaning there was much competition from south of the border for the title of fairest team of them all. Nonetheless, the unveiling of the new Team Canada range in Toronto’s Distillery District was met with mixed reactions, both for aesthetics and ethics.

The patriotic designs feature beavers, polar bears, maple leaves and the word “Canada” classically emblazoned across the chest of vintage T-shirts, sweats and jackets, while the ever-prominent colours of red, black and white made up most of the palette. Some vocal tweeters compared the freshly stitched motifs to a beaver eating the conservative party logo, while others believed the polar bear was partaking in “nature’s calling,” if you catch my drift.

Honestly, I don’t think the new lineup is as bad as last year’s Canadian tuxedo, while the toggle-fronted red duffle coat is actually rather darling. HBC has outfitted Canada's winter athletes for the Olympics since 2006, as well as at various points throughout the history of the Winter Games dating back to 1936, so it’s in proud tradition that we once again invite them to dress our athletes.

An added bonus is that, after the 2008 outsourcing controversy, all new Olympic ware will be manufactured here in Canada, but – and this is a big BUT — any replica kits you’ll buy (priced at $19 to $275 from TheBay.com) will come courtesy of China. Will that influence you in buying the clothes for yourself? Take a look at the selection above and sound off below.

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Westfield London Celebrates 5th Anniversary with High Fashion Sweatshirts

If you’re familiar with shopping in London, then you’ll no doubt be a regular at Westfield London, and can you believe that this year the shopping centre chain is already celebrating five years? To mark the occasion, they’re hosting an array of mini events and promotions which includes the creation of some limited-edition sweatshirts.

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Now, what makes their special birthday collection all the more exciting is the fact that they’ve teamed up with five London based designers in the form of Louise Gray, Richard Nicoll, Sophia Webster, Peter Pilotto and Thomas Tait. Each of the designers have stayed true to their own design signatures and transformed ordinary sweatshirts into designer feeling must-have pieces.

The collection launched today and is running for five days only until November 4 at a special pop up inside Westfield London’s shopping centre. They’re retailing at £65 which is quite a reasonable price considering that they’ve been created by some of London’s most sought-after design talent.

We’re torn between Louise Gray’s and Peter Pilotto’s sweats. Gray’s features her typically loud clashing patterns whilst Pilotto’s is definitely a lot more classic in black and gold.

For more information about the collection or to simply find out more about each of the chosen London designers, head over to Westfield London’s site.

Image: Westfield

 

 

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