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Alexa Chung to Launch Own Label in 2014

After receiving much recognition for her impeccable style and fronting many fashion campaigns, Alexa Chung plans to launch her own clothing range during 2014.

For the moment, she’s revealed that she has no idea what theme the label will encompass, and is planning to sit down and consolidate her ideas during 2014. Celebrity or not, launching your own label is a lot of work in such a fickle industry, but at least she’s well connected with an army of acquaintances within the fashion industry to offer her support and advice.


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The label will likely focus on Alexa’s own signature style, that effortless laid-back look she does so well. But for now, while you all eagerly wait in anticipation of Alexa’s own label launch, why not steal her party style from the high-street right now? 

1) Opt for a festive white dress like French Connection’s, £48. Then add a pair of strappy black heels such as 2) Office’s for £65, and accessorize the look with a striking clutch like 3) Accessorize’s Shelly Gem clutch, £35. Complete the look with a splash of luscious red lipstick from MAC for £19. Voila! You’re Alexa style party ready!.


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The Fashion Spot’s 10 Best Articles of the Week


  1. 21 Questions with… Norma Kamali — "The best style advice I ever got was… 'know thyself.'"
  2. From Zara to Jimmy Choo, Here Are 19 of the Hottest Party Shoes for Every Budget — Your new dancing shoes. 
  3. Top 20 Looks from the Pre-Fall 2014 Collections — Crossing our fingers that these looks make their way into the stores.
  4. Liquid Assets: Holiday-Ready Metallics to Wear All Winter — Out with the old and in with the gold.
  5. The Food Police: Why You Might Want to Rethink Your Views on Organic, Local, GMOs and More — Pollan and Bittman's arguments may be more flawed than you think. 
  6. Style Showdown: Dita Von Teese and Sarah Paulson Take the Plunge in Carolina Herrera and More Matching Celebs — The downside of wearing designer fashion is that other people can wear it, too. 
  7. Your Totally Non-Traditional Holiday Playlist — What is it about the holidays that has otherwise cool and discerning music listeners cranking up the Mariah Carey?
  8. Alanis Morissette on Men, Marriage and Raising a Humanist — Alanis Morissette talks about men, marriage and raising a humanist.
  9. LK Bennett: Give a Girl the Right Shoes and She Can Conquer the World — Marilyn Monroe put it best.
  10. Runway to Real Life: Naya Rivera in Michael Kors, Kristen Wiig in Prada and More (Forum Buzz) — Actresses and songstresses stepped out in looks that did and didn’t work when taken off the runway.

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Link Buzz: Christy Turlington for Missoni; Lena Dunham Responds to Terry Richardson Criticism

Image: Forums

Image: Forums

  • Feast your eyes on Christy Turlington for Missoni Spring 2014, photographed by the wonderful Viviane Sassen. [Forums]
  • 2013's top fashion news stories, in 90 seconds. [FabSugar]
  • Best beauty books to buy before beefy Beyonce burger bombast bullocks bounty bluster boredom boys bounce baseball backless beams bolting burning believing brightly. [BellaSugar]
  • Cara Delevingne and Poppy Delevingne are sisters and famous and clothes-wearers and Internet sensations you like to click on. [Fashionologie]
  • Lena Dunham was called out for appearing in photographs by Terry Richardson; she proceeded to back-and-forth with critics via Twitter. [Flavorwire]
  • BONUS: Viktor & Rolf for Candy mag. <3<3<3<3 [Twitter]
Image: Twitter/Viktor_and_Rolf

Image: Twitter/Viktor_and_Rolf

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Sally Singer Explains Why a 14-Year-Old is On Vogue’s ‘Ten Women to Watch List’ [Video]



"These woman on the best dressed [lists] are interesting for fashion. They move fashion forward, they're part of a business and an industry. They're a component of an industry that is a worldwide thing. It's a big thing, fashion," explains digital creative director Sally Singer at the outset of a video interview on the Fusion digital network.

Singer was promoting Vogue's recently published list of 10 women to watch in 2014, except the "woman" she was most eager to talk about is actually a 14-year-old girl — Kiernan Shipka, the actress who plays Sally Draper on Mad Men. 

"[She] always looks young and she looks appropriate and she looks like she's having fun with the retro nature of the part she plays on TV and with being a young woman," says Singer. "I think she's someone whose quirky style is going to evolve over time. She also makes really good choices with new designers. She wears Delpozo, she wears Preen — a lot of labels that are smart and right for now and right for her age group."

Although it's true that Shipka is a precocious fashion plate with surprisingly sophisticated taste, it's always a little odd to see such a young woman glorified as a style icon by the fashion industry. And this isn't the first time Shipka's been subject to this kind of drooling treatment by the fashion press. At eleven, her Los Angeles home was photographed for The Coveteur

I found it equally unsettling when the Urban Outfitters dress Malia Obama wore in the First Family holiday portrait was picked up by fashion outlets as a shopping tip — "Although 15-year-old Malia is more than a decade my junior, I am seriously considering taking a style cue from her and purchasing this dress right now," wrote one blogger. At least there's some reticence.

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Shortlist revealed for BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund

The British Fashion council has revealed the shortlist for the 2014 Fashion Fund in partnership with Vogue. Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, Zoe Jordan and Emilia Wickstead all in the running for the £200,000 prize as well as invaluable high-level mentorship.

Now in its fifth year, the Fashion Fund, chaired by Alexandra Fulman, was set up to give the chance for established UK designers to excel further and ultimately turn their design house into a global brand.

But when every designer on the shortlist is already both a critical and commercial success, the Fashion Fund often feels a bit like an exercise in the British Fashion Industry congratulating its own greatness. After all, it is unlikely that the BFC and Vogue are going to invest such a large sum into a brand they isn't already a dead cert. 


(Left: Mary Katrantzou S/S ’14, right: Poppy Delevingne in Emilia Wickstead S/S 14, images: WENN)

All cynicism aside, it takes a great deal of time and ultimately money to turn a Katrantzou or Pilotto from a fashion insiders favourite to a household name with the likes of Brit houses such as Burberry. There is nothing more exciting than the potential of seeing one of these truly inspirational design houses raise their profile to new heady heights in the way past winners Erdem, Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders and Nicholas Kirkwood have done previously. Although, sadly for us, it almost always means a heady rise in prices as well. 

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Calling All Target Shoppers: Here’s What You Need to Know About the Massive Credit Card Data Breach

Image: Getty

Image: Getty

Thursday morning, Target confirmed that hackers had stolen credit and debit card records from 40 million in-store shoppers. The data breach was active from November 27 to December 15 at nearly all Target locations nationwide. Online shoppers were not affected. 

The hackers reportedly pulled magnetic swipe information from credit card machines; Target has determined that the following information was jeopardized in the breach: customer name, credit or debit card number, and the card’s expiration date and CVV.

If you shopped at a Target store during this time, you can and should call the dedicated call center to find out whether your data was accessed by hackers. The number is 866-852-8680 (representatives are available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.). Agents will also be answering questions across Target's social media channels. 

A Target spokeswoman told Mashable: "We're asking everyone who shopped at a Target location since Black Friday to monitor their credit card accounts and contact their banking establishments to see if there is any suspicious activity. Anyone with a Target Red Card or a card from another bank should remain vigilant and keep checking their accounts for fraudulent activity… We are contacting the guests we have email addresses for and informing them about what happened. It was a very sophisticated crime and it's an ongoing investigation, but the issue has been addressed and resolved. Shoppers can completely shop with confidence."

For more information, here's Target's FAQ page about the incident. 

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