- Kate Moss’ closet is just as epic as you thought it was. [Glamour]
- Michelle Obama walks around Saudi Arabia with her hair flying free, everyone freaks out. [CNN]
- Jimmy Kimmel got some unsuspecting farmers market goers to try some of his fake “cold pressed” juices…and the results are, of course, hilarious. [Jimmy Kimmel Live! YouTube]
- Kristen Stewart, Alice Dellal and Vanessa Paradis will front Chanel’s next handbag campaign. [@Chanel]
- Chris Burch opens up about the fall of C. Wonder. [NYT]
- Timberland is throwing A.P.C. the deuces after Creative Director Jean Touitou said n***a about a million times during his menswear presentation. [The Cut]
- Molly Sims dishes on the four things you need to have perfect hair. [Momtastic]
- Parsons The New School for Design will honor Marc Jacobs and LVMH at its 67th annual Fashion Benefit. [WWD]
- Cara Delevingne is in Chance the Rapper’s latest music video. [i-D]
- Gareth Pugh will put on a 10-year retrospective in London. [Dazed]
- Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoe line is now available on Zappos. [tFS inbox]
Looking for a little twee — unisex twee in particular? Look no further than Nicola Formichetti’s Nicopanda Spring 2015 collection.
Formichetti calls it a perfect marriage of “Harajuku meets downtown New York” — but you don’t need to take his word for it. Peep the threads: Simple street silhouettes, slouchy hoodies, baggy pants and caps are given the kawaii treatment, an injection of froufrou yielding organza-festooned hoodies, giant bow-embellished tees and plenty of frills.
The collection is on sale in the U.S. exclusively at Opening Ceremony, whose New York and LA brick and mortar locations include installations heralding the collection. So if there is a stylish scenester on your Valentine’s Day gifting list, this collection would be a great place to start scouting the perfect present.
Check out looks from the range below. (more…)
Vogue Turkey has come under fire from our forum members recently. We noticed a dramatic downgrade in layout, text placement and fonts after a recent change in the magazine’s staff. Now, the actual cover images are failing to impress. The February 2015 issue features Suki Waterhouse. Photographed by Tom Craig, the British model goes 70s glam as she sports Farrah Fawcett waves, a pair of jeans, a black top and is draped in fur while reclining on a sofa.
As always, the real question is: Are our forum members impressed? Not particularly. “I implore Vogue Turkey to hire a new art director. What is a rather serviceable cover image is monumentally let down by the layout/text. Vogue Turkey had the strongest art direction when it first launched — what happened?” asked AL92.
MON was also full of advice and commentary: “Whoever thought that this is a Vogue-worthy layout needs to be fired ASAP. How many fonts must one use to put emphasis on the taglines? Isn’t there a reason why bold, italic and underline were invented… At the rate they are going, Vogue Turkey makes the layout of Vogue Taiwan look rich. At least they focus on 1 font. Vogue Turkey used to slay other Vogue editions with their layout but now, they’ve fallen out of the competition. Not even worthy of being considered.”
“It looks like the cover of a cheesy 70s porno,” declared GivenchyHomme. Ouch!
In agreement was fluxxx, who posted, “It looks pretty porn-ish and the position of the tube top is really awkward.”
“Vogue Turkey started off so promising and now this is what we get. And yes, it does look rather porn-ish, but not the good kind,” responded justaguy.
Wowza. See more of the discussion and add your own two cents here.
We hear a lot about gender neutrality these days and Selfridges is taking the idea to a physical level by combining its men’s and women’s departments into three floors of unisex clothing at the Oxford Street store.
The retailer is trying to break free of the bonds of gender norms and create a shopping experience without boundaries. It will be selling “agender” clothing from March 12 though April, is planning on getting rid of current mannequins and will mix men’s and women’s accessories and beauty products.
Selfridges says it has seen more and more women opting to buy menswear, so for the store, the changes make sense. It also promises that this “agender” project isn’t a gimmick or “about harnessing a trend,” as Selfridges Creative Director Linda Hewson told WWD. “But rather tapping into a mind-set and acknowledging and responding to a cultural shift that is happening now. The project will act as a test bed for experimentation around ideas of gender — both to allow our shoppers to approach the experience without preconceptions and for us as retailers to move the way we shop fashion forward.” The Birmingham and Manchester stores will also be included in the project as well as the website.
Selfridges will sell pieces from its own unisex lines as well as brands like Nicola Formichetti’s Nicopanda, Hood by Air, Gareth Pugh and more.
Inspired by the New York City woman behind his iconic for her fragrance, Narciso Rodriguez debuted the first chapter of a six-part video series titled A Vision For Her. Each chapter in the series will give viewers a glimpse into “her” life in the Big Apple and show Rodriguez’s love for New York City. In a press release, the brand stated, “A Vision For Her, the first video in a multi-chapter series, culls from Narciso’s original sketches to explore, for the first time since its 2003 release, his vision for the woman behind his iconic fragrance, for her.”
While we don’t get to see her face, the first installment shows her spritzing on her perfume before heading out to walk in the designer’s show, presumably during NYFW. At the end of the night, we see the chic model walking through Manhattan with the Empire State Building in focus.
If catching a showing of Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t enough to satisfy your thirst for kink this Valentine’s Day, Marc Jacobs is here to help. He’s teamed up with accessory designer Zana Bayne for a cheeky collaboration to satisfy any leather fan with a taste for fashion.
The line boasts S&M-inspired accessories — a collar and chain, pasties, tassel keychains, a mask, handcuffs, a crop — and all the essentials to please your naughty side. Many of the items are decorated with hearts and studs, adding a tough dash of sweetness to the cheeky range. The line is already available for purchase on the Marc Jacobs website, nestled in his section reserved for “special items.”
Peep some of the collection below. (more…)