Fashion people. Halloween. Instagram. This Grace Coddington x cat picture —> should be all you need to click. [
Kim Kardashian is sauntering around wearing white lace dresses like she's got a wedding coming up, or something. [FabSugar]
If your skin breaks out because you've been breaking a sweat, I covet your problems. [BellaSugar]
"Where's the Newest Place to Hashtag? On Your Wrist, Obvi." [SheFinds]
Jay Z feels that he is being "demonized" over his Barneys deal. [USAToday]
- Jeremy Scott has been appointed creative director of Moschino. [Moschino blog]
So here’s my confession: Last Wednesday I bailed on Toronto Fashion Week to attend the first international store opening of White House/Black Market in Yorkdale Mall. Of course, you can forgive my truancy from the tents because this was quite a significant event given the MASSIVE fan base WHBM commands in Canada, which as I discovered from a quick chat with President Donna Noce, was one of the main reasons that convinced the store to expand into Toronto.
Staying true to the U.S.-based brand aesthetic, the Yorkdale store featured an array of black and white trend pieces, this season speckled with the colour de jour, imperial purple. Floral print sweaters and scarves, suede Mary Janes, svelte fitting black pants, starched collared shirts, prim blazers and winter overcoats canvas the walls with prices in the low to midrange of smart essentials (think LOFT and Ann Taylor), while the store's crème de la crème, the shimmering jewelry, is delicately displayed at the back.
I fell in love with the statement collar necklaces, bedazzled with candy-like gems and dainty pearls, which while on the pricier side ($70 for a heavy-set necklace piece), could invoke a “wow” with even the simplest of white shirts.
It’s always exciting to guess which celebrity collaboration our favourite brands have in the pipeline, and British retailer Oasis certainly left us guessing about who they’d enlisted for their most recent venture. Upon finding out that it was Mollie King from the British Pop band the Saturdays, we couldn’t help but think that they’ve made one great choice.
With a much covetable fashion sense, Mollie is a style icon in the making, regularly attending exclusive fashion events. She herself has regularly referred to her style as classic vs. preppy, and she likes to switch between girlie and classic tailoring.
The collection is called Loved by Mollie and the star has pulled together outfits that she’d love to wear, which is the perfect helping hand for those of us who want to steal her style on a reasonable budget.
The collection features beautiful pastel knits, pretty prints and classic staples such as a trendy leather pencil skirt. The price point all hangs around the usual for Oasis: £40 and upwards with the option of an über splurge in the form of a striking £350 shearling and leather aviator jacket. It’s a hefty price tag for an Oasis item, but we suppose it is real leather and should theoretically last you longer than their other fast fashion pieces.
You can check out the full collection and an exclusive interview with Mollie over on the Oasis site.
The expansion of big fashion magazines into the Asian market has been welcomed by most. And while Numéro China has delivered some outstanding fashion stories, the Thailand edition seems to be struggling to meet the expectations of the fashion fanatics on the tFS forums. For its November issue, the magazine that debuted in December 2012 produced a cover that is shockingly bad.
“What a disaster,” found FashionFanatico.
“A mess,” agreed jeffandtheworld, “the styling, the hair, the model.”
And valliaddict laughed, “Everyone behind this mess should be fired. Everyone!”
“This is so tragic!” commented Minimoon27.
Shot by Bigs Vatcharasith, the cover shows model Namthip Jongrachatawiboon posing lasciviously in a sexy dress, surrounded by an overwhelming amount of straw-like red hair. The idea was to emulate the theme of the issue, which is ‘Glamour.’ Does this actually represent anyone's idea of glamour? I doubt it.
After landing two consecutive Chanel campaigns (Fall 2013 and Cruise 2014) and covering recent issues of Numéro and Russh, model and Karl Lagerfeld muse Ashleigh Good has scored another coup: the November cover of Vogue Italia. The striking close-up of the newcomer from New Zealand, shot by Steven Meisel, made an impression on tFS forum members.
“Hands down my favorite VI cover for 2013! Love the model, love the styling & yeay for no Edie!” exclaimed lanvinray, who was glad to see a new model on an Italian Vogue cover that isn’t Edie Campbell for a change (the British model sensation has appeared on an excessive three Vogue Italia covers this year so far).
KateTheGreatest agreed that this was “one of their best covers of this year, for sure.”
“Beautiful. A certain old-school Vogue Italia circa early 2000s flavor to it,” noted AL92.
Nepenthes swooned, “The cover is stunning! So looking forward to this issue!!!”
The concept of the cover story is described on Vogue Italia’s website as “Aristo-shabby. Sophistication, eccentricity, melancholy. An unusual mix, for a style that originates from an apparently casual assembly of contrasting elements.” Sounds promising? You bet.