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Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld Disappoint with Chanel’s Cruise Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Our forums couldn’t fault Chanel‘s mainline campaign for Fall 2015 and we’re still enjoying seeing the beautiful black and white images inside our favorite fashion mags. But for the Cruise 2016 advertisements, Karl Lagerfeld decided to deliver something completely different. A departure from last season, out is the black and white in favor of some vibrant color photos lensed by Lagerfeld himself. Styled by Carine Roitfeld, models Charlotte Free, Stella Lucia and Kitty Hayes make up the casting and take things outside, giving us something colorful, fresh and new. Or did they?

Can Lagerfeld recreate the magic of last season? “Nice shot, but Charlotte Free looks horrible and also looks like an editorial from Teen Vogue or Seventeen,” complained burbuja8910 the moment the first image dropped.

“Quite a departure from his usual work. I love that he went outdoors, but it looks like they were Photoshopped to the background. I think the sea-green and purple look lovely, but other items look very cheap,” said Benn98.

Creative certainly wasn’t having any of it. “This is a new low. So CHEAP. Karl should get rid of Carine. The girls she chooses don’t fit. Chanel is slowly losing its prestige in the fashion world I think. Campaigns are sh!t, shows are sh!t, castings are sh!t,” he slammed inside the thread.

“Is this inspired by the cast of Scream Queens or something?” asked febylous with Marc10 announcing, “They look like some lame sorority girls.”

Also quick to rant was jescajade: “Gosh this is horrendous, it screams tacky. The casting is a bit random and the product doesn’t exactly say ‘buy me’ which is the point of these campaigns, this really is tragic.”

The newest shot from the campaign just dropped and may change your opinion. See it for yourself and let us know here.

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& Other Stories and Rodarte Team Up for Spring 2016 Capsule Collection

& Other Stories, H&M’s hip sister brand, is putting another collaboration under its belt. The brand just announced that it will be launching a capsule collection with fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte for Spring 2016, which will mark its 16th designer partnership to date. 

& Other Stories and Rodarte capsule collection

Image: & Other Stories

The collection will entail ready-to-wear, accessories and sparkly shoes (as seen above), and will range from $29 for tights to $325 for a sequin dress. “With Rodarte’s strong co-lab collection we’re adding a new LA-infused perspective to our selection and bringing inspiration and ideas to encourage all personal styles, or stories,” Samuel Fernström, managing director of & Other Stories, told WWD (more…)

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The 2016 Met Gala Theme Is Revealed, Will Be Co-Chaired By Taylor Swift

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced yesterday that The Costume Institute’s Spring 2016 exhibit will be “Manus x Machina: Fashion in An Age of Technology.” The exhibition will showcase how fashion and technology collide and will feature over 100 haute couture and ready-to-wear designs dating from the 1880s through 2015. It will also showcase the distinction of handmade versus machine-made fashion garments over the years. 

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Image: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

As for the Met Gala, it’s safe to say futuristic attire will grace the star-studded event. Co-chairs for the benefit include Idris Elba, Jonathan Ive, Taylor Swift and Anna Wintour, and Nicolas Ghesquière, Karl Lagerfeld and Miuccia Prada will serve as honorary chairs. The gala serves as the main funding source for The Costume Institute’s annual activities and exhibitions.  (more…)

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David Witko ‘Happy to Help’ Aspiring Models with a New YouTube Channel

David Witko

Photo: The Bachelorette

David Witko might not be able to give you any relationship tips after his epic fail on The Bachelorette , but the “international model” does want to help you perfect your posing techniques and runway struts.

Following the release of the “David Witko School for International Models” website, which was made as a joke by two unrelated guys from Sydney but saw over 400 people sign up, the reality villain is now tossing up whether he should do something similar on YouTube. This time for real. (more…)

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WIN: A Year’s Worth of Shoes Thanks to Betts

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If you’ve got a serious thing for shoes like the rest of the female population, listen up. Our footwear friends at Betts are giving away a year’s worth of free shoes to one very lucky girl, sure to kickstart the ultimate shoe wardrobe of your dreams.

You’ll be treated to your choice of women’s shoes every month for an entire year, setting you up for everything from lazy beach days with the girls to black-tie events with the mister, meaning you can say an unapologetic goodbye to the days of forfeiting an outfit because you can’t find shoes to go with it.

You’re tapping your feet just at the thought of it, right? That’s what we thought. All you need to do is tell us in 25 words or less which summer shoe trend you’re loving this season and why to go in the draw.

If you think any male companions or family members would also relish the prize, they can enter the men’s version of this comp here.

Entries close October 28, 2015. Good luck! 

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