The Buzz

The Buzz Latest News

Watch: Amber Valletta Turns It #InsideOut for Fashion Revolution Day

amver valletta #insideout campaign for fashion revolution day

Images: Instagram/AmberValletta

Today is the 44th annual Earth Day and here at tFS, we're all over it — but we're also gearing up to support another important occasion that's coming up later this week. Thursday, April 24 is Fashion Revolution Day, marking the one-year anniversary of last year's tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which left at least 1,133 people dead and 2,500 wounded

In honor of all the workers around the world who make our clothing, the Fashion Revolution campaign asks supporters to wear their clothing inside out on Thursday, tagging photos of themselves with the hashtag #InsideOut. The project was founded by eco-designers Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro, and has attracted ethical fashion activists from around the world, including high-profile supporters like model Amber Valletta, who shared a video in support of the #insideout campaign on Instagram earlier today. Watch it below:

Related: Why Haven’t Big High-End Brands Embraced Ethical Fashion?

The Buzz Latest News

River Island Announces Two New Collaborations

High street giant River Island seems to continuously secure exciting collaborations, and we’re super pumped for the next two they have in the pipeline.

War Child

First up, it’s always good to hear about a retailer that’s using its powerful position to help out a charity, so we were really pleased to learn that River Island has decided to support the deserving charity War Child, which aims to protect children from the brutal effects of war.

They are working together to produce a capsule T-shirt line that will be available to buy in stores and online from May onwards. Available in a choice of two colours for children costing £8 and both men and women for £18, it’s an exact replica of the Come Together T-shirt that John Lennon was picture wearing alongside his wife Yoko Ono in 1971.  

It’s a great piece for those looking to breathe new life into iconic music memorabilia whilst adhering to the ultimate goal of supporting a great charity.

a model wearing an outfit by British designer Baartmans & Siegel at the Kopenhagen Fur Show during Day 1 of Copenhagen Fashion Week on January 30, 2013

a model wearing an outfit by British designer Baartmans & Siegel at the Kopenhagen Fur Show during Day 1 of Copenhagen Fashion Week on January 30, 2013; image: Getty

Baartmans & Siegel

Next,  it’s a collaboration with the London Collections: Men Dutch British design duo Baartmans & Siegel, the pair who met whilst at Viktor & Rolf. The designers have an indulgent eye for detail, blending classic elegance with modern masculinity.

The Baartmans & Siegel for River Island collaboration will include a fashion film set to premiere next season at June’s London Collections: Men, followed by a 12-piece capsule collection for men as part of River Island’s design forum initiative. It will be available to buy online and in stores in September.

The Baartmans & Siegel collaboration is following in the footsteps of previous success stories such as designer Eudon Choi, so they are definitely in good company. We may not have seen any pictures from the collaboration yet but we do know that we can expect a focus on tailored outerwear such as structured blazers and an oversized parka. 

The Buzz Latest News

Kids These Days: Do Millennials Actually Care About Buying Ethically?

young woman shopping with bags smiling

Image: Getty

With millennials spending $200 billion a year globally, a figure that's set to double by 2020, retailers and brands are making it a top priority to understand and woo this increasingly influential demographic. 

So what do the kids want? Freedom, happiness, meaning. It's pretty much exactly what their parents wanted at the same age and yet, millennials do differ from previous generations in one crucial way — and it comes down to shopping.

According to a survey conducted by The Intelligence Group, a division of Creative Artists Agency, more and more of us shop for shopping's sake, browsing products and engaging with brands without actually buying anything. Termed "fauxumerism," this approach treats "e-commerce and m-commerce as being as much about entertainment as acquisition."

To make matters worse, 36% of survey respondents said that "they only buy things they deem necessary." Additionally, a whopping 72% "said they research their options online before buying in a store." Another third care about the ethical dimension of their purchases: 32% "said they’ve stopped buying from companies when they’ve become aware of social practices they deem unacceptable." These figures paint a bleak picture for retailers, who would obviously prefer to have a more impulsive, frivolous and morally bereft customer base. [via WWD]

The Buzz Gossip and News The Buzz Latest News The Buzz

Watch: Gisele Bundchen’s ‘Heart of Glass’ Music Video for H&M

Much like another multitalented H&M summer campaign model, Gisele Bundchen was tasked with recording a song to go along with the Swedish retailer's newest ads. With the help of producer Bob Sinclair, the bodacious Brazilian lent her pipes for a cover of Blondie's classic "Heart of Glass." We had to wait a couple weeks, but the music video for the tune is finally here, and you guessed it—it's very, very sexy.

The vid starts with footage of Bundchen in the studio with Sinclair, when the electro-pop beat starts to build into what I can best describe as a pseudo 90s drag ball rhythm. Gisele's generously autotuned, heavily accented vocals come in, and we cut to the model grinding up against a very lucky mic stand. The rest is all windblown hair and hip-swaying in a teensy leopard bikini and cut-out black one-piece. Also: HORSES. Running free. It's all very inspiring.

Check it out above.

Oh, and if you're digging Gisele's vocals, you can download the song on iTunes, with part of the proceeds going to UNICEF.

The Buzz Forum Buzz The Buzz

Josh Olins Photographs Julia Roberts for Wall Street Journal (Forum Buzz)

It's a pleasure to see an effortlessly beautiful image of a celebrity on the cover of a magazine, it happens so rarely. For its May 2014 issue, WSJ Magazine features a radiant Julia Roberts on the cover. The Academy Award-winning actress is photographed by Josh Olins, who is noted for capturing natural and subtle imagery. Julia wears a Céline sweater on the cover which was styled by Elin Svahn.

WSJ May 2014 Julia Roberts


Members of theFashionSpot are very excited about the cover with Luxx kicking off the thread: "All her positive attributes in one image. This really captures her beauty."

"Gorgeous! She looks absolutely beautiful and warm, and the b&w goes very well with the orange text," continued anlabe32.

"Such a charming and beautiful woman, always will be," enthused Marc10.

Omnis was also very fond of the cover: "Amazing photograph that really catches Julia's spirit. One of the biggest smiles I know."

What are your views? Check out Julia's accompanying story within the thread here.

Wall Street Journal May 2014 Editorial Image Julia Roberts


The Buzz Forum Buzz The Buzz

Arizona Muse Is Vogue Mexico’s May Cover Girl (Forum Buzz)

Snagging yet another cover is Arizona Muse, who is Vogue Mexico's cover model of choice for May 2014. The American beauty was photographed by Nagi Sakai and wears Vera Wang in a rather beautiful shot. This certainly isn't Muse's first Vogue cover, the Estée Lauder spokesperson has fronted a dozen of them (her Vogue Paris November 2011 cover being my personal favorite).

Vogue Mexico May 2014 Arizona Muse


"She snatches Vogue covers month after month, it's like the only thing she does now," writes TheoG, noting the number of Vogue covers Muse has to her name.

Bertrando3 was happy to see Ms. Arizona: "She looks stunning, I'm really fond of her from the beginning. It's nice to see her keep booking Vogue covers and maintaining a high fashion profile."

"I remember when Arizona Muse was a thing… It's nice to still see her pop up every now and then…" commented A.D.C.

Below is an "alternative" cover, which Mexican Vogue regularly releases alongside their actual covers:

Alternative cover of Vogue Mexico Mat 2014 Arizona Muse


"She looks really good on the first cover. The second one's nice, but it looks random for a cover," writes justaguy.

Nepenthes commented, "Arizona looks gorgeous on the first cover [despite] the awkward layout. The second one is just okay."

Urban Stylin was tired of seeing these Chanel pieces and wrote, "Love it, the first especially, the dress in the second is over used." I, on the other hand, am loving the use of all of these Chanel pieces — I adore that print!

Check out the thread and be part of the discussion here.

Page 267 of 488« First...265266267268269270...Last »

Follow TFS on Pinterest

Twitter timeline

Follow Us

Facebook recommendations

Recommended on Facebook