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Peter Lindbergh Returns to Photograph Donna Karan’s Ad Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Many of the campaigns this season are questionable and obvious, so we were quite pleased to see the latest from Donna Karan. The American fashion designer tapped model Andreea Diaconu to showcase her Spring 2015 collection and enlisted Peter Lindbergh to make a triumphant return (his last campaign for the brand was back in 2007 with Hilary Rhoda). We think the German photographer is the perfect choice, so it should come as no surprise that we’re head over heels for everything, from the casting to the artsy backdrop. 

Ad Campaign Donna Karan Spring 2015 Peter Lindbergh

IMAGE: FASHIONWEEKDAILY.COM

Forum members were quick to descend on the thread when the campaign first surfaced. “This is amazing! Andreea never disappoints me!” praised john2elmejor, getting us off to a positive start.

“The backdrop is my favorite thing about it, but the whole thing looks nice. Andreea is a great choice for DK,” MyNameIs complimented.

Also full of praise was Nepenthes, who simply described the campaign as “Stellar!” inside the thread. “Flawless” was the word burbuja8910 used in regards to the campaign. It’s safe to say that we have a handful of admirers here!

Nymphaea later added: “Gorgeous concept!”

“She looks great imo. I wish the dress didn’t blend so much with the background but still, I want to see more!” shared an optimistic kokobombon, who was probably pleased when the full campaign surfaced inside the thread earlier today.

Check out the full campaign and share your own opinion of Donna Karan’s Spring 2015 fashion spots here.

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Ellen DeGeneres Wore a Look from Her E.D. Brand at Last Night’s People’s Choice Awards

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

Last night, Ellen DeGeneres took a seat on the People’s Choice Awards red carpet as she waited for her wife, Portia de Rossi, to take solo “fashion shots” for the press. “I’m asked to move aside because I don’t put the effort into my clothes, apparently,” she told E! News correspondent Giuliana Rancic. But we’re going to come out and say that’s not entirely the truth, especially considering what Ellen was wearing.

The TV host paired a crisp white Saint Laurent button down with a cream colored bomber jacket and trousers from her forthcoming E.D. lifestyle brand. We’d say pairing high and low is a total fashion girl move, even if Ellen doesn’t consider herself one. 

The comedienne says E.D.’s clothing line will launch in May, for which we will be patiently waiting.

[h/t Fashionista]

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Essence Magazine Does a Cover Blackout for February Issue

February’s Essence magazine cover star isn’t a starlet or a singer. Instead, it’s a message. A powerful and timely one: “Black Lives Matter.”

This is the first time Essence has not published an image on its cover and Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. De Luca says she and her staff wanted to highlight what they call a modern-day civil rights movement with a “cover blackout.” It’s a pretty ballsy move, considering cover images are so much of what drives magazine sales. “Pictures are powerful, but so are words,” De Luca writes. 

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The issue is filled with essays from leading thinkers like New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray, Angela Davis and Melissa Harris-Perry, who ponder what’s next for black Americans in the middle of this big hurdle. 

Last year, Essence paid tribute to Trayvon Martin, one of several slain unarmed black minors, with four covers for its September 2013 issue. The issue featured Martin’s family as well as black celebrities (Boris Kodjoe, Spike Lee and Dwyane Wade) with their sons, posing in hoodies. 

You can find the February 2015 issue of Essence on newsstands.

[via Essence]

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Hanky Panky Introduces Its First Fragrance

Hanky Panky, the brand behind The World’s Most Comfortable Thong, is entering the fragrance category with the launch of its Eau de Parfum. The perfume was created via collaboration with Symrise and has top notes of Italian bergamot, neroli, lily of the valley and cassis (skin musk, white cedar and soft vetiver make up the base notes). 

In a statement to WWD, Gale Epstein, who owns Hanky Panky Intimates with Lida Orzeck said, “We thought that fragrance was a natural extension of intimates, because to smell it you have to be close to a person and you use it daily. We wanted something comfortable, soft and pretty, something that would bring out your inner flirt.” (Note to our neighbors: Perfume shouldn’t be smelled 10 feet away.)

The clear bottle features lace detailing on the back and the 1.7-ounce spray will retail for $70 with the rollerball selling for $26. The scent will be sold in many of the 2,000 specialty retailers that sell Hanky Panky and is also available online. Yesterday, the brand shared a promotional video for the fragrance on Instagram.

 

Hanky Panky Eau de Parfum! Link in profile! #Indulgeyourinnerflirt

A video posted by Hanky Panky (@hankypankyltd) on

[via WWD]

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Olivia Palermo and Husband Johannes Huebl Star in La Mer Short Film

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Super chic power-couple Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl are the new faces of prestige skincare brand La Mer. The 28-year-old American socialite, who’s popularly recognized for her stylish wardrobe and rubbing elbows with fashion’s elite, explained to the Telegraph that, like many women, she has a soft spot for beauty. Olivia and her model husband star in the luxury skincare line’s new Illuminating Moments short film, which is part of the brand’s digital campaign to promote its latest innovation, The Illuminating Eye Gel ($145). “The eyes are the most powerful force of attraction,” said Loretta Miraglia, senior vice president of La Mer. “A man or woman may not speak a word, but their eyes will tell you everything.”

La Mer will show a total of three vignettes, featuring glamorous couples from Paris, Seoul and the U.S., with Olivia and Johannes representing New York and debuting the initiative. The brand is also encouraging consumers to “light up” and share their own illuminating moments via images on social media using #eyeslightup, which will be posted on its website. This morning, Olivia shared a clip on her Instagram account with her 1.7 million followers.

Watch the full video below. (more…)

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Miranda Kerr Goes Semi-Nude for Terry Richardson and Harper’s Bazaar — Again (Forum Buzz)

After seeing Jennifer Aniston on newsstands for two months running, Harper’s Bazaar gives us more of the same old as Miranda Kerr poses semi-nude on the February 2015 cover. Photographed by Terry Richardson (obviously), Miranda sports a rather obnoxious hat from J.W. Anderson teamed with a pair of black high-waisted pants with a gold necklace (also by the British designer) and nothing else.

US Harper's Bazaar February 2015 Miranda Kerr

IMAGE CREDIT: HARPERSBAZAAR.COM

What do our forum members think? “I feel as if I’ve seen this before but that’s probably because Miranda’s half naked, red lips, white background… your typical Richardson,” posted KateTheGreatest within moments of the cover surfacing on our forums.

“Nothing exciting, unfortunately,” adds justaguy.

Miss Dalloway doesn’t show much enthusiasm towards the cover either and writes, “Back to Terry? Just NO! It’s sleazy, tacky, and nothing I want from my fashion magazine! Leave this stuff for her GQ shoots!”

“Cover death by text…” kokobombon says.

To accompany the feature, Miranda posed for some more pictures by Terry Richardson inside the issue. “Surprised they didn’t go with the shot of her in the red dress. Seems ready for a cover and a bit more fashion focused than the shot of her with the hat. Miranda is always very pretty, but this doesn’t feel fresh,” noted Luxx.

“I actually quite like the editorial, but UGH to Terry Richardson again. Nice to see Miranda though, she’s actually been pretty quiet these past few months and I miss her candid style,” enthuses SallyAlbright.

What do you think of Miranda’s new Harper’s Bazaar cover? See the full shoot inside the thread and join the discussion here.

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