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Fast Fashion: Sunny Fong x eBay, Get It While You Can


So this post comes with both good news and bad. Let me give you the good first: Another high-end designer has taken the plunge for a collaboration with eBay especially for us 99-percenters. Remember when Rebekah Price designed some exclusive jewelry way, way back? Well now it's time for Sunny Fong of homeland brand VAWK.

Somewhat unimaginatively titled, VAWK for eBay by Sunny Fong — duh — the limited-edition capsule features clothing and accessory pieces, including a must-have little black dress, all under $120 with free shipping across Canada.

"I wanted to create an exclusive collection for eBay of great essentials that can transform a look from day to night, and can give someone a fashion moment," says Fong. "The pieces stay true to the VAWK aesthetic — each is inspired by our past collections that can be seen in our runway shows."

And so he's put forth seven items including a shift dress, two silk-blend scarves, leather and fox fur collar, caplet, leather and fox fur cuff and unisex leather tie, each priced under $120. The collection is wholly exclusive to eBay and can be found at, running from NOW until September 15, 2013, or while supplies last.

Now the bad news? The only thing remaining from the collection is the gothic batwinged Manta Shift Dress! There are six of 20 still available (at last check), however, given the speed at which everything else has sold, I wouldn't expect them to last past noon — if you have a spare $120 then go get 'em FashionSpotters! In the meantime, it's plausible that more items could be added given the collaboration's success and fact that the store will be up until September. Let's just keep our vamp noir manicured fingers crossed and keep checking back.

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Watch Warby Parker’s New Ad: ‘The Literary Life Well Lived’


Warby Parker has just released a new ad, "The Literary Life Well Lived," capitalizing on nostalgia for New York City's now-gone literary culture, which apparently consisted of relentless hard drinking, boxing matches and printed newspapers. The glasses e-tailer has a strong vintage aesthetic, but whenever fashion takes up literary culture, the results tend to be disastrous*. Glossy magazines and brands do a fantastic job of producing whimsical photos of pretty women jumping up and down with bundles of bright balloons at Parisian cafes, but when it comes to stylizing a world that resembles our own and mirroring it back to us, the result is often tone deaf and tasteless. When fashion photographs books, to choose a relevant example, it treats them as set pieces or fetish objects — the subtext is never, This is a good book, isn't reading fun? Instead it's, Don't you want to be the kind of person who reads books? Warby Parker frames will help you be that kind of person. Too transparent. 

The video:

[via AdWeek]

*Consider the outcry in response to Vice's recent spread showing famous female writers in the moments before they committed suicide. The publication eventually pulled the editorial offline and issued an apology

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Do You Know How to Spot Fake Fashion? [Infographic]

How do you know when a good deal is too good to be true? Some people buy fake fashion knowingly (it's not "right" in an ethical or legal sense, but it may be preferable to credit card debt), others are conned into it. If you hate scams but love buying designer items at sub-retail price, you will appreciate the infographic below, especially if you enjoy processing information laid out in a visual fashion:


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Reading: Dior Impressions, The Inspiration and Influence of Impressionism at the House of Dior

portraitWWD tells us Christian Dior compared each collection to a new spring, giving way to "shoots" of new fabrics. But is that enough to draw such a bold comparison of fashion inspired directly by art? According to a new book published by Rizzoli USA, Christian Dior's collections were influenced by one of history's most beloved fine art movements: impressionism. But that's not all the book purports. Not only was the original master of the feminine form a fan of Monet, Degas and Renoir, but his successors have been as well. Everyone from Galliano to Simmons have incorporated principles of movement, nature and muted colors into their collections for Dior. Right? The famous publisher of beautiful image-rich coffee table tomes isn't asking you to take their word for it. No less than three experts in the world of fashion and art history came together to pen the book that includes over 150 images of Dior pieces side-by-side with the works they are said to be inspired by.

Florence Müller, art and fashion historian and professor at the Institut Français de la Mode; Philippe Thiébaut, the curator of the Musée d’Orsay; and Farid Chenoune who is another historian and professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs have all put their stamp of approval on the book, and their names as authors. That many experts can hardly be wrong, I'd say. For any of us who love Impressionist paintings and painters and have a healthy dose of love for high fashion, this book is sure to delight your visual senses. 

It's coming out in hardcover on September 17 and is set to accompany an exhibition at the Musée Christian Dior, which is located in Dior's childhood home in Glanville, France. The exhibition makes sense, when you consider one of the major justifications for Dior's Impressionist leanings is the similarity of the landscape he grew up in to Monet's much-loved Giverny. 

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Link Buzz: Rihanna’s Fall Campaign for River Island; ‘Elie Tahari Day’ Comes to New York City

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

  • Would you like to see the Fall campaign for Rihanna's River Island collection, photographed by Lachlan Bailey? There's no right answer. There's no wrong answer. It's just, however you want to answer. Go for it. Give me a kiss. Do it. [Fashionologie]
  • Who are the 10 best redheads in Hollywood right now? There's a list but we're probably not included on it because I'm neither a redhead nor Hollywood-based and you're a void on the Internet. [BellaSugar]
  • Molly Sims launched her own maternity line because sometimes when two people love each other very much, they express their love with intimate sex acts which can sometimes lead to pregnancy (assuming it is a hetrosexual coupling and certain precautions aren't taken). [FabSugar]
  • Rag & Bone has teamed up with Hunter to make new rainboots that are unlike all the rainboots the world has ever known. [SheFinds]
  • Mayor Bloomberg has designated September 4 as 'Elie Tahari Day' because why the hell not? Maybe we'll get some free stuff out of it. [WWD]

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Homework Assignment: Varsity Vogue for BoobyU

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I can't say I've ever been to Toronto's annual Boobyball, but I know countless people who have and, from what I've heard, it's one fashionable night not to be missed. Especially this year's charity event, which is running with a varsity theme.

Set for Friday, October 18, with tickets on sale soon at, the 2013 soiree will attract the city’s best and brightest for a campus-crazed night. The toga-chic will sip Ivy League libations by Masters of mixology, alpha-beta-glam girls will be swarmed by pep-rally paparazzi and funky frat boys will get kooky on the dance floor. So Booby U will be like Animal House with a modern, sexy twist and one hot excuse to get your alma mater on in support of Rethink Breast Cancer.

Like I said, tickets will be on sale soon, but that doesn't mean it's too early to get a jump start on homework (yes, I was one of those kind of students) and plan your outfit! With that, I've curated a few varsity fashions and schoolgirl styles that are sure to put you at the top of the class and graduating with honours…


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