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We Tried Kate Bosworth’s New Clothing Identification App, Style Thief

Image: C.Smith/WENN.com

Image: C.Smith/WENN.com

Kate Bosworth is the latest celebrity to delve into the tech market, with the announcement of Style Thief, a new app co-founded by Samantha Russ to help users identify and buy clothing they see on the street or on TV. The concept behind the app is simple: users snap a photo of an outfit or piece they like, and Style Thief searches for the image, browsing through over 300 retailers for shoppable products. The app then produces a list of items that it identified as possible matches. If you see something you like, you can click “shop” to be directed to the retailer’s website. If you star the item, the app will give you a push notification when the price changes.

If you find a piece you like but want to see similar items, click “more like this” and you’ll be able to search for like products in different colors, styles and sizes, with the option of filtering by retailer or designer. If taking photos of unsuspecting strangers isn’t your thing, you can also conduct a text search in order to find what you’re looking for. “Our intention is to be a tool for consumers to find something and ultimately purchase,” Bosworth told WWD

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Naturally, we tried Style Thief for ourselves, putting the app to the test of identifying a pair of J.Crew shorts. Sadly, it couldn’t find our exact pair based off the picture, although it turned up when we searched for the exact product name. However, Style Thief seems to work just fine for Kate Bosworth, who told WWD that she used it to identify a red Valentino dress she’d spied. Bosworth plans to wear it to the app’s launch party tomorrow.

The tech market has already been proven to be quite lucrative for Kim Kardashian, who last month launched her Kim Kardashian: Hollywood app, which according to Bloomberg, is projected to rake in $200 million in revenue this year. Style Thief is still in beta mode, but it sounds like Bosworth has big plans for the future of the app, hinting that they may begin to produce original merchandise. They also are hoping to roll out the app in Europe over the next two months, and add a one-click purchase option, due to go live just in time for the holiday season. Style Thief is currently available for the iPhone, but there are plans to release a version for Android in the next few months.

Have you guys tried the app? Tell us how it worked for you in the comments!

[via WWD]

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Anna Ewers Scores First Vogue Paris Cover by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Forum Buzz)

It should come as no surprise that Anna Ewers has scored the cover of Vogue Paris. Most recently, she starred alongside Natasha Poly for the June/July issue, she was also photographed by Josh Olins back in October 2013 for the “Miss Vogue” section of the magazine, posed with Lara Stone and Amanda Wellsh for the March 2014 cover story by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and is now covering the August 2014 issue, which has also been lensed by the Turkish duo. Styled by Vogue Editor-in-Chief Emmanuelle Alt, the German model dons some transparent pieces by Miu Miu and shows off her semi-permanent platinum blond hair.

Vogue Paris August 2014 Anna Ewers Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

IMAGE CREDIT: VOGUE.FR VIA TFS FORUMS

“I think it’s one of Vogue Paris‘ most dynamic and interesting covers in quite awhile. Anna looks incredible — so sultry and beyond her teen years,” commented AL92.

“Gorgeous! This will look so amazing in print, the colors are enticing. I pretty much love how brash this cover is, it will be either loved or hated by people!” shared an optimistic Miss Dalloway.

Nepenthes is also keen to see the cover on newsstands and wrote, “Yesss!!! So happy for Anna. She looks absolutely sensational! This cover is going to be such a standout on newsstands; the colors are amazing!”

It seems as though almost all of our forum members cannot wait to see the cover for themselves. “She looks super hot! Loving this cover from all the vibrant colors to how enticing it will be on newsstands. It definitely stands out and in a good way. Yay VP!” enthused JennaaMonroe.

“I can’t decide if I like it or not. The colours in real life will either look really good or really bad. I don’t like the styling but I am very happy for Anna to get the cover,” posted an undecided KateTheGreatest.

Gazebo wasn’t impressed, however: “I really don’t like it, it looks like a reprint. I feel like I’ve seen this image many times. It’s not fresh at all, the saturated hues look dated.”

What are your feelings regarding French Vogue‘s latest cover? Join other forum members and share your opinion here.

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Lara Stone is ‘Amazing As Always’ Showing Off Her Curves for The Edit (Forum Buzz)

Already on the cover of Porter‘s Summer 2014 issue, Lara Stone is now covering the latest installment of The Edit, Net-a-Porter’s online magazine. The Dutch model strikes a pose wearing a white figure-hugging dress from The Row with minimal makeup and an effortless-looking hairstyle for the black and white cover. Lara also poses for a series of photos inside the magazine, photographed by Ben Weller and styled by Natalie Brewster. We see Lara donning dresses from Helmut Lang, Calvin Klein Collection, Joseph and Rick Owens.

The Edit Magazine July 10 Lara Stone Ben Weller

IMAGE CREDIT: NET-A-PORTER.COM VIA TFS FORUMS

Our forum members just cannot get enough of Lara and are thrilled with the pictures. “Lara, amazing as always,” wrote a very satisfied Oxymore.

Andrea27 also showed support regarding Lara’s most recent work: “Lara is on fire this season! I’m so happy she’s back! No matter how simple the cover (and this one really is), I’m always happy to see her face! And The Edit is constantly doing a great job!”

“Flawless. She is so amazing in minimal styling,” enthused littlekiki.

Are you a fan? Check out our thread dedicated to The Edit, where you can see all previous issues as well as Lara’s cover story. Don’t forget to share your own opinion here.

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Terry Tsiolis Photographs Isabeli Fontana for Vogue Russia (Forum Buzz)

Isabeli Fontana is looking ready for anything fronting the latest cover of Vogue Russia. For the August 2014 edition, we see Isabeli wearing a Dolce & Gabbana sequined dress with embellished shoulder detailing as she pulls at her ponytail while looking fiercely down the lens for Terry Tsiolis. The cover marks Isabeli’s first for the Russian publication, even though the Brazilian beauty now has 48 Vogue covers under her belt.

Vogue Russia August 2014 Isabeli Fontana Terry Tsolis

IMAGE CREDIT: MODELS.COM VIA TFS FORUMS

Members of our forums have mixed feelings regarding the cover. “Lovely cover! Isabeli looks great, good job Vogue Russia!” writes alonsoJonathan.

“She is giving FFFFAAAAAACCCCCCCCCEEEEEE!! OMG she looks unbelievably fierce, this is how it’s done girls,” commented an extremely satisfied marsnoop2.

Elfinkova shared the same positive attitude: “Wow this is nice! Dislike the text but the image makes up for it.”

On the other hand, some forum members weren’t so forgiving and disliked the cover. “Somehow this looks too zoomed in, it doesn’t work, of course she is gorgeous as ever, but I bet there were more cover worthy shots!” shares Miss Dalloway.

GlamorousBoy wasn’t feeling the cover, either and posted, “It is not bad, but it looks a bit dated to me.”

“Unfortunately, Isabeli just has the same facial expression in most of the photographs,” proclaimed ALAUU.

Isabeli’s cover story for the issue has already been posted inside the thread. Check it out and join the discussion here.

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Zoe Saldana Doubles Up On Denim for Marie Claire’s August Issue (Forum Buzz)

Denim seems to be the one and only piece of clothing you’ll need this month — it’s everywhere! Katie Holmes sported double denim on the cover of Glamour‘s latest issue and now Zoe Saldana wears the same on Marie Claire‘s August cover, styled by Enrique Campos. Photographed by Boe Marion, the 36-year-old American actress is seen posing before a stunning, sunny beach, cracking an energetic smile for the lens. Zoe also poses inside the magazine for a paparazzi-inspired story.

US Marie Claire August 2014 Zoe Salanda Boe Marion

IMAGE CREDIT: MARIECLAIRE.COM

Our forum has been treated to scans of two covers via fashionscansremastered.net. Cover one is pictured above (which is the main newsstand cover, available on July 22), and cover two can be viewed here.

“Love the first cover! So refreshing and cute. I like the denim outfit on her. And that smile! The second one does nothing for me, it looks too fake,” commented Psylocke.

“Stunning! So good to see Zoe get a major cover!” agreed Nepenthes.

The double denim cover failed to impress loladonna, though. “Zoe is known for wearing high fashion and couture but for some reason whenever she’s on a U.S. cover, they throw her in jeans.”

While seemingly satisfied, [Piece Of Me] still hopes for something bigger in Zoe’s future: “So pretty! I still want Zoe to get a real big cover though, like Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar.”

“I totally agree with you, she should definitely be in Vogue & HB. I’m not a fan of the covers, the background looks fake. But it’s such a pleasure to see her,” replied KateTheGreatest.

You can join the discussion here, and also check out both covers and preview the accompanying cover story.

 

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Link Buzz: Linsday Ellingson Weds, Forever 21 Once Dropped Chrissy Teigen for Being ‘Too Fat’

  • Congratulations are in order for Victioria’s Secret model Lindsay Ellingson, who married her fiance Sean Clayton Saturday in a custom Sophie Theallet gown. [Us]
  • Riccardo Tisci is going to have the fanciest 40th birthday party ever. The designer is said to be chartering a yacht to tour southern Europe at the end of this month. We hope Kim & Kanye bring enough Dramamine to last the trip. [Page Six]
  • Malia Obama isn’t the only celebrity kid to snag a sweet summer internship; 15-year-old Brooklyn Beckham scored a summer gig at Guy Ritchie‘s SKA Films in London. But if you think the eldest Beckham doesn’t have a side-hustle, think again. He’s also working part-time at Starbucks to supplement his income. [Us]
  • Just when you thought we were over normcore, W magazine publishes this spread. [The Cut]
  • Yes, there is a proper way to wash a swimsuit. [Popsugar Fashion]
  • After three months of dating, Cheryl Cole confirms that she’s married her boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. [Vogue UK]
  • Naomi Campbell‘s UK version of The Face won’t be returning to SkyLiving for its second season. [Vogue UK]
  • The Fashion Model Directory is in there like swimwear for its latest editorial, Summer Splash. [FMD]
  • Chrissy Teigen tells DuJour about that time she was fired from a Forever 21 gig for being “too fat.” Ugh. [DuJour]
  • A new Korean plus sized-focused magazine, 66100, wonders what the hell “plus sized” means anyway. [Asian Town]

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