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Kate Moss Models Her Own Designs for Topshop at Global Launch Before Partying with Cara and Naomi

After a three-year hiatus, Kate Moss finally returned to Topshop dressed head to toe in her brand new collection that was launched to the public at the store's flagship in Oxford Street London yesterday evening.

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Kate modelling her own designs in the store window yesterday (image: Getty)

Unsurprisingly, the street was filled with hundreds of screaming fans waiting to catch a glimpse of the woman herself and desperate to shop the new collection for their wardrobes (and eBay customers, no doubt). 

Kate Moss greets the crowds in front of Topshop's flagship store in Oxford Street

Kate Moss greets the crowds in front of Topshop’s flagship store in Oxford Street (image: Getty)

Mossy did not disappoint, as she took to the stage in the window of the store, introduced by Radio 1 presenter and friend Nick Grimshaw. Although she has become more vocal in recent years, it is still novel to hear Kate speaking to a crowd. Wearing the lurex black and gold pinstripe tuxedo of her own design with the scalloped cami underneath, Kate certainly was the best model for the collection and proved that she definitely still has what it takes when it comes to creating sell-out designs. If anything, this collection is the best one to splash out on as she has taken inspiration from her own wardrobe, although the supermodel body comes separately.

After gracing the hoards, Kate was seen in-store wandering around to give shoppers advice. As Lisa Armstrong from The Telegraph noted, Moss sounded quite pleased with herself saying, "Look at me selling my stuff!" bringing her down off her superstar pedestal and onto the shop floor and most likely increasing the sales exponentially.

Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne, Sienna Miller, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss all in Kate Moss for Topshop

(L-R) Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne, Sienna Miller, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss all in Kate Moss for Topshop (image: Getty)

After all that hard work, Kate slipped into the fluted silk-blend lamé maxi dress and fringed tulle jacket and headed off to the Connaught for the celebratory dinner party, joined by Naomi Campbell, Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne and Sienna Miller, who were all sporting her new collection. As collection campaigns go, you couldn't really ask for a better model lineup.

You can shop Kate Moss for Topshop online, in store and on Net-a-Porter.com now.

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You Guessed It… Kate Upton Is UK Vogue’s June Cover Star (Forum Buzz)

For the first times in ages, a magazine gave its social networking followers a small preview of its upcoming cover, and we guessed the cover star right! We would expect nothing less from our savvy forum members. Kate Upton is on the cover of UK Vogue's June issue. The Other Woman star is photographed by Mario Testino as she wears a matching bikini ensemble from Dolce & Gabbana.

UK Vogue June 2014 Kate Upton

IMAGE CREDIT: VOGUE.CO.UK

"I love this Dolce & Gabbana look, and I think it fits her perfectly well! Nice cover," wrote Emmanuelle.

"Beautiful cover. Kate looks gorgeous," complimented Nepenthes.

Avogadro questioned the styling: "Why give her the same styling again? I mean, it just reminds me of her Vogue US cover. And I think she can pull off more glamorous styling."

Loladonna also thought the shot resembled American Vogue's and wrote, "It reminds me of her US Vogue cover, except it's outside."

"The hair is not 'naturally' beach messy (it looks arranged), the only thing that bothers me. But it's a lovely cover, and thank God they took their cover subject out for fresh air for once," commented Miss Dalloway.

Do you like this? I sure do. Feel free to check out the thread and join the discussion here.

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L’Officiel Thailand Releases Extremely Tasteless May Cover (Forum Buzz)

Are the people behind L’Officiel Thailand actually ignorant about the scandal the Native American headdress at the Chanel Paris-Dallas show spawned? We can't imagine what prompted them to recreate the look for the May 2014 cover, starring Thai model/actress/singer Araya A. Hargate, who's also a L'Oreal spokesmodel. “Paris Dallas Now in Bangkok” reads the tag on the cover, which was posted on the tFS forums today. The featured outfit is stated to be from said Chanel collection.

L'Officiel Thailand May 2014

image credit: facebook.com/LOfficielThailand via the tfs forums

“I've never seen anything this tasteless,” commented jeffandtheworld, who posted the cover. And indeed, this cover image bears the potential to offend a lot of people. And not just because of the tacky layout. At this point, the excuse that you didn’t know any better just doesn’t cut it anymore, and this seems like a very insensitive move by whoever approved this cover. What are your thoughts? Comment below or voice your opinion in the forums, here

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Diane Kruger Spotted Carrying Chanel’s $3,800 Broke Art Student-Inspired Canvas Backpack

Diane Kruger Chanel Backpack Runway

Image: Imaxtree (left) / Getty (right)

Like everyone else on the Internet, we don't typically question Diane Kruger's style choices, but we're just not on board with her latest accessory pick. For the past two weekends in a row, the actress has been photographed carrying one of the notorious graffitied backpacks which first appeared on the runway at Chanel's Spring 2014 show.

The item first crossed our bullshit detector in January, when it was profiled in a back-of-the-book feature in Vogue. Two things we noticed:

  1. The backpack was inspired by broke art students, not a group we typically associate with the Chanel brand. From Vogue: "Picture a young art student spray-painting the blank canvas of a classic backpack and then personalizing it with loops of haphazardly woven ropes and heavy chains — just the kind of punk appropriation Karl Lagerfeld employed [in this instance.]" 
  2. And indeed, nothing is more "punk" than the $3,400 retail price. As in: "You just spent $3,400 on a stenciled piece of canvas, you've been PUNKED!"

And get this: the price tag on Kruger's backpack is even higher than what was originally reported — on Chanel's website, the item is listed for $3,800. But according to InStyle, it's still kind of worth it?  

"The price," writes Instyle's Andrea Cheng, "[is] hard to stomach or even justify. But in the flesh, the backpack boasts hand-painted graffiti, has the famous interlocking C’s haphazardly stamped across the front and sides, and is embellished with multicolored rope and carabiners that’s reminiscent of days from summer camp. There’s genius in this crazy creation." 

If you say so.

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All The T&A in Rihanna’s Lui Magazine Spread (NSFW)

Earlier today, we spied an image of Rihanna's forthcoming Lui magazine spread via Rihanna fan twitter account @RihannaDiva. And it looks like the singer's "nosy" fans have once again compelled her to release additional photos from the spread, which are as racy as you can get. She posted five high-quality photos of the shoot to her Twitter page today, and yes, she is half-naked in all of them.

Rihanna seems to be right in her element through this Mario Sorrenti-lensed spread, letting it all hang out in either a bikini top or bottom, exposing glimpses of her naughty bits to grateful viewers. In addition to gratuitous T&A (not that we're complaining), there is also a lot of tan line action going on. The singer's bronzed physique is interrupted by prominent swimsuit-shaped patches of paler skin. It's no wonder Rih took off all her clothes—how else was the "Pour it Up" singer supposed to get an even tan?

The photos are still NSFW, which, we imagine, is exactly how Rih Rih likes it.

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Jil Sander Names Rodolfo Paglialunga as Its New Creative Director

Rodolfo Paglialunga is the new creative director at Jil Sander

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Musical chairs is kind of the fashion industry's steez, and no other brand can play the game like Jil Sander, whose founder has left and returned to the company a total of three times. This October, Sander announced she was stepping down yet again as creative director, after having returned to her post in February of 2012, when Raf Simons was reportedly "unceremoniously dumped" from the label.

Today, about six months after Sander's final departure, the brand has announced that Rodolfo Paglialunga will take over as creative director for the label, with his first collection set to bow this September.

The Italian designer is an alum of Prada, where he served as womenswear design director from 1996-2006. He was named creative director at Vionnet in 2009, where he stayed until the fall of 2011. “He is the most fitting designer to write the new pages of the Jil Sander story,” said Jil Sander CEO Alessandro Cremonesi. “He has the right characteristics and the experience to evolve the Jil Sander brand in a new direction while respecting its essential traits.”

This appointment couldn't come a moment too soon, as Jil Sander's been eyeing the U.S., Japan and Asia at large as points of expansion in 2014.

Paglialunga is predictably stoked about his new position. “I’m deeply honored to have the opportunity to take on this role. I have boundless admiration for the brand as I strongly believe in its pure vision and values,” he told WWD. “My aim is to carry forward the fusion between sophistication, luxury and innovation and bring the house [to] the next level.”

We can't wait to see what he churns out.

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