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We Hate to Admit It, but Lady Gaga’s Versace Ads Are Flawless (Forum Buzz)

Image Credit: facebook/versace via the tfs forums

Image Credit: facebook/versace via the tfs forums

Sometimes it is cool to hate on a celebrity because they have become too popular. Then you might suddenly love what they do because hating on them has become too mainstream as well. But soon they might reach a point of ridiculous overexposure where you cannot help but just yawn whenever you see them. Lady Gaga is probably currently stuck in the last one of these stages. Which is why barely anyone got excited about the news of her starring in the new Versace Spring 2014 campaign. But the outcome has surprised and impressed loyal fans and haters alike. Most members of the tFS forums were in awe of the images, shot by photographer duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, which show Lady Gaga looking like a younger Donatella Versace and they saw no point in denying that this campaign looked rather stunning.

“This looks stunning!!!!! And I don't like Lady Gaga at all! She looks super sexy, absolutely sensual & everything beyond stellar!!!!! I never thought it would come out like this! Stunning work by [Mert & Marcus], Versace & Lady Gaga!” exclaimed miguelalmeida.  

“This is gorgeous! Lady Gaga looks 100% a Versace woman,” agreed Nepenthes

To which vogue28 added, “Bravo, Mert & Marcus and Donatella (and the rest of the team, of course). This looks sensational and completely embodies the Versace aesthetic. I doubt even the models could have embodied Donatella and the Versace brand this much — just love everything about it. Gaga's hair, the clothes and the colors are fantastic.”

And Chanelcouture09 perfectly summed up, “WOW! Stunning, I'm surprised I'm not loathing it, [Mert & Marcus] have definitely portrayed Gaga in an elegant and glamorous way, totally the opposite of the vulgarity of what I was imagining when you imagine Gaga being involved in something like this (excess, more-is-more, etc etc)…”


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Canadian Black Friday Fashion Sales and Bargains

eLUXE Black Friday

eLUXE Black Friday

So we don’t have Thanksgiving in November, but that doesn’t mean Canadians must miss out on all the American holiday fun. While our turkeys are carved a month in advance, our wallets will still get a #majah workout during the Black Friday Sales, which this year looks better than ever as retailers attempt to close the gap between the USD and CAD. Wondering what kind of bargains you can nab come Black Friday on November 29 and Cyber Monday on December 2? Just check out the titillating deals below that I’ve curated from some of the most fashionable outlets.

  • Aldo: 30% off sale shoes and boots plus an extra 25% off select dress shoe styles online and in stores.
  • Aritzia: 10% to 50% off select items.
  • ASOS: 70% off online during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
  • The Bay: Bay Days: 24 hour flash sales as advertise through their Facebook page.
  • Danier: Discounted men’s and women’s leather gods.
  • eLUXE: 50% off select dresses, skirts, bags, pants and bags.
  • Holt Renfrew: Flash sales and 30% off 30 designer brands.
  • Mendocino: 20% off incentive card on every purchase, to be used towards next purchase. Plus additional 60% off Black Friday specials.
  • M for Mendocino: Black Friday specials for $29 and under.
  • Old Navy: 50%, 40% and 30% off entire store over Black Friday weekend.
  • Sears: Sears Days: 50% off women's and men's clothing, shoes, appliances, toys and more. Plus free shipping to almost everywhere in Canada with minimum spend of $99.


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  1. Runway to Real Life: Karen Elson in Jason Wu, Liya Kebede in Proenza Schouler and More (Forum Buzz) — Models and actresses have the means and connections to translate runway looks to real life. 
  2. Selfie Named Word of the Year: Celebrate with 2013′s Top 20 Celebrity Selfies — 2013 was the Official Year of the Selfie. To mark this important historical occasion, we combed back through our favorite celebrity Instagram accounts to pick the best celeb selfies of the year.
  3. Ethical Designer Katharine Hamnett: ‘In Fashion, It’s Easy to Get Rich and Famous by Being a Bad Person’ — We speak with the iconic British designer, who adopted an ethical approach to fashion long before it was a viable marketing hook. 
  4. 21 Questions with… Menswear Designer Michael Bastian — The 2011 CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year answers our quickfire questions.
  5. Insta-Crush: The Colette Instagram Defines Parisian Cool — We love a look behind-the-scenes at the all-things-hip emporium Colette. 
  6. Boutique of the Week: Erica Weiner Brooklyn — In this week's column, the boutique girl takes a trip to Erica Weiner, Brooklyn's destination for vintage jewelry.
  7. Got Your First Grey? Don’t Panic, We’ve Got It Covered — There are a few courses you can take if grey hair is just not something you're ready to embrace.
  8. Your Thanksgiving Hostess Cheat Sheet — Here are our tips for planning the perfect feast — without freaking out.
  9. Refresh Your Specs with 10 Cool and Affordable New Eyeglass Frames — Until recently, those of us who needed prescription vision help had few options: either pay gobs of cash for uber high-end brands or forego a fashionable look for the budget buys. Not anymore!
  10. Kate Bosworth Hits the Style Jackpot in Las Vegas Thanks to a Flashy Fendi Dress and Other Best Dressed Celebs of the Week — Naomie Harris, Angelina Jolie and Miranda Kerr also appear on this week's list.

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Roberto Cavalli: ‘What is Not Fashion is American’

Image: WENN

Cavalli Caffe Opening in July 2013 / Image: WENN

Yesterday evening, Roberto Cavalli delivered a talk to students at Oxford University (not pictured). As reported by, the designer expounded on a variety of subjects including minimalism, mountains and his mom. 

He also took the opportunity to cast aspersion on American fashion:

"I like fashion that is different, minimalism is boring. I am a mountain in the minimalism. Fashion that is not crazy is not fashion. And what is not fashion is American."

And two more excerpts:

"I learnt to read and write, but my biggest problem was my stutter. I used to tell my mummy, 'Why should I learn when I can't even repeat what I know?' She'd cry and say, 'What a disaster of my life.'"

"It's not fair. Big companies pay stars to wear on the red carpet. Young designers can't do that, so they will never have the same success. There is also so much advertising today, I don't like it. I don't like to suggest what a woman should wear – I want her to choose my clothes without any suggestion."

[Cavalli: "I Am Human Again" -]

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Yigal Azrouël Reintroduces E-Commerce, Launches Digital Campaigns with Alana Zimmer and Kelly Mittendorf

Alana Zimmer for Yigal Azrouel

Alana Zimmer for Yigal Azrouel

Yigal Azrouël Reintroduces E-Commerce, Launches Digital Campaigns with Alana Zimmer and Kelly Mittendorf

Following a brief hiatus, Yigal Azrouël has reintroduced an e-commerce component to the label's website, as part of a broader redesign. (The label's e-commerce was briefly shuttered earlier this year.)

The website relaunch features new digital campaigns for Resort 2014, with Alana Zimmer modeling for the main line and Kelly Mittendorf for the label's contemporary collection, Cut25. It also boasts expanded editorial content, including styling guides, behind-the-scenes access, GIFs (!) and video interviews. 

“I’m so thrilled to play in the digital space. The opportunities for a company like ours are limitless," says Azrouël. "Production happening right here in New York gives us vast opportunities of creating special items for online; and with localized access to our NY based headquarters and design atelier, and an incredible support team of creative partners collaborating to bring my vision to life, we are all very excited for the successes to come.”

Alana Zimmer for Yigal Azrouel

Alana Zimmer for Yigal Azrouel

Kelly Mittendorf for Cut25

Kelly Mittendorf for Cut25


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Link Buzz: App for Rating Ex-Boyfriends is Taking Off; Testino Releases Photos Documenting Peruvian Style

  • Image: Getty

    Image: Getty

    The ​Lulu app, which allows women to anonymously review men using Facebook Connect (yes, really), is taking off — its audience has grown 600% in the past six months. Very promising. Because the best way to get to know someone is to find out what others think of him. [NYTimes]
  • A handy how-to video guide for pronouncing designer names. [FabSugar]
  • Lupita Nyong'o from 12 Years a Slave is "blowing up the beauty world." [BellaSugar]
  • Inside J. Brand's Los Angeles denim factory. #MadeInTheUSYay [Fashionista]
  • Brownstone Brooklyn's independent retailers "aren't afraid of being replaced by J. Crew." [Racked]
  • Mario Testino has released new photos documenting traditional Peruvian style. [Fashionologie]

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