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21 Questions with… Designer Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

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Monique Lhuillier was born to design wedding dresses that make us leap for the sun. Even the frowniest editors in town lose their cool in her front row. For our latest round of “21 Questions,” Lhuillier lets loose!

  1. When I get dressed in the morning I think… girly or edgy?
  2. The item of clothing I could never live without is… leather pants.
  3. Currently, my favorite thing in my closet is… my lace-up suede python pumps from my shoe collection.
  4. Every woman should own… a jumpsuit.
  5. If you looked at my desktop you’d see… a screensaver of my kids.  
  6. My beauty essentials include… Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint, Clarins Broad Spectrum SPF 30, Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara and MAC Creme d’Nude lipstick.
  7. The last thing I googled was… reviews from my Fall 2015 bridal collection.
  8. If my days had one extra hour I’d… sleep in!
  9. My guilty pleasure is… a weekly massage.
  10. I’m dying to splurge on… a David Benjamin Sherry photo.
  11. On a typical Saturday night… I’m eating out with friends.
  12. I’m most excited for fall because… I can start wearing the coats from my Fall 2014 collection.
  13. When I’m stressed I… eat mint chip ice cream.
  14. When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle… I love the outdoors with my familyhiking, swimming, you name it.
  15. My biggest fashion pet peeve… UGGs.
  16. My one style regret… a perm!  
  17. When it comes to picking models for my show… I look for effortless beauty.
  18. What keeps me inspired to work in fashion… is the constant creative process and the incredible talent that I work beside.
  19. My favorite place to shop is… I can’t just pick one! Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue.
  20. When hiring people, the qualities I look for… are detail-oriented, hard worker and embraces change.
  21. The best advice I ever got… “Find your own balance.”

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Kim Noorda Impresses Forum Members on Harper’s Bazaar Netherlands’ Cover (Forum Buzz)

Harper’s Bazaar Netherlands appears to have skipped an issue, missing out on October. The magazine premiered on our forums with three wonderful covers for September, and now, out of nowhere, comes the November cover. The newly-formed Dutch title welcomes Kim Noorda back into the spotlight, who was photographed for a portrait image by Mikael Schulz.

Harper's Bazaar November 2014 Kim Noorda


Members of our forums are more than satisfied. “Really nice! I was excited to see their second cover and I’m not disappointed at all. Harper’s Bazaar Netherlands looks promising,” raved Oxymore, kicking off the thread to an encouraging start.

“Such a charming cover! It’s lovely to see Kim Noorda. Everything is on point to me,” complimented Valentine27.

“I have always been a fan of Kim and it is so good to see that she is doing well. This is very autumn, the jacket in sync with her blue eyes, the brown makeup and the text, plus there is so little text which is so rare these days, but they get the point of having such a beauty like Kim on the cover they don’t need to put too much text all over it. Yes for Harper’s Bazaar Netherlands,” proclaimed lalatran.

MON even went as far as to say that the magazine “slays Vogue Netherlands by a mile.”

An element of the cover was bothering a few members, however. “Well, it’s certainly a striking cover and I like the ponytail. Just don’t see the need for confetti, they’re either too late for their own launch party, or too early for a festive mood,” commented Benn98.

Also acknowledging the confetti was Mr-Dale: “Lovely cover. Clean, gorgeous, to the point, lovely. Not sure about the confetti details, but then again I’m not entirely bothered by it.”

Does the post-production confetti bother you at all? We think it’s a cool design and contributes a little something else to a plain white background. See inside the thread and share your own opinion here.

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Sex Trafficking and Fast Fashion: Just Who Is Making Your Clothes?

Sweatshop labor and fast fashion have unfortunately gone hand in hand ever since the first $10 T-shirt was perfectly folded and stacked in five different colors. Somehow, we here in the U.S. tend to forget that in order for the oh-so-affordable clothes we buy to cost so little, real people have to make them and be paid next-to-nothing, often working in deplorable conditions.

But what we may not have realized was the link between sweatshops and sex trafficking. VICE News just posted an in-depth look at sex workers in Cambodia — who are often also the women making the hoodies we’re buying. The career options for these women aren’t great, but many would rather work in the sex trade than as garment workers. Factories pay women the minimum wage — $80 a month — and the workers can barely afford to feed and house their children, much less buy them medicine. And the labor conditions are about as great as you’d expect from sweatshops. To make matters worse, women arrested for working in the sex trade are often forced to work in the factories by seemingly well-intentioned NGOs and the police. It’s either face harassment from law enforcement or go to the factory.

Watch the video to see just where the clothes are made and why women would rather be in the sex trade. It’s eye-opening and incredibly sad, to say the least, and gives us all something to think about the next time we want to buy a cheap piece of clothing.

[VICE News]


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Heidi Klum Launches New Lingerie Line

Heidi Klum with slicked back hair

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Gymwear, kidswear and now intimates. Heidi Klum sure knows how to sell clothes and that’s probably why lingerie seller Bendon tapped the model to design an intimates collection. Starting this January, Heidi Klum Intimates will replace Elle MacPherson’s line of lingerie for Bendon, which she had been affiliated with for 25 years.

Klum’s underwear lines will include a high-end option (prices ranging from $59-$99), a diffusion Heidi by Heidi Klum collection ($25-39) and a menswear option, HK Man. You can expect the line to have Bendon’s mainstay silhouettes, though Klum says she will be adding her special touch to the product.  

As with all celebrity/model turned designers, we’re left to wonder what expertise they bring to the table. In Heidi’s case, the answer is plenty. As she told WWD“I’ve seen a lot of lingerie in the past 20 years, probably more than anyone. Most women put on a bra in the morning and take it off at night. Sometimes I have like 10 or 15 of them on a day. I’ve learned so much in the years that I’ve been modeling lingerie, so I don’t come completely out of left field in terms of knowing about the product. It’s not like I’m an athlete and all of a sudden I’m going into the lingerie industry.”

We’ll have to wait until the start of the new year to see what Klum’s got up her sleeve, but something tells us this one’s going to be a crowd-pleaser. Will you be buying Heidi’s underwear?

[via WWD]

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Finally — the Alexander Wang x H&M Lookbook Is Here

Image: H&M

Image: H&M

It’s here! After months of teasers and plenty of anticipation, H&M has finally released the lookbook for its forthcoming collaboration with Alexander Wang. In the sporty offering, you’ll find slinky, bodycon dresses, leathery track pants, sweatshirts and jersey silhouettes for women. For the fellas, uplifted basketball shorts, cool sweatshirts and hoodies plus a few very warm-looking parkas. The color palette is decidedly dark and moody, but no one ever looked bad in black.

Click through the slideshow below to see all the looks! Start prepping your wishlists, folks because the collection is set to drop November 6. (more…)

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Marques’Almeida’s 90s-Feeling Topshop Collaboration

Have you discovered Topshop’s latest designer collaboration yet? Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, the Portuguese design duo behind edgy brand Marques’Almeida, have teamed up with the high-street giant for its very first joint collaboration.



Lilac taffeta, white leather, neon green knit – any more questions? #MarquesAlmeidaxTopshop @Marques_Almeida #topshop #collaboration #taffeta #knitwear #bright #AW14

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The collection definitely stays true to the line’s raw, young, effortless and lived-in signatures, and of course, there’s plenty of denim. When a brand’s trademark piece is an oversized, distressed denim T-shirt, then you have to expect to see a little denim thrown in here and there. (more…)

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