The only thing better than Saskia de Brauw is Saskia de Brauw in a menswear campaign. Here she is for Saint Laurent Men's. Never thought I'd say this but: hat's off to you, Hedi Slimane. [Fashionologie]
Have you ever seen someone with eyelash extensions? It looks like what I imagine eyelashes must be like in Wonderland, in the best possible way. [BellaSugar]
RPatz and KStew spent Thanksgiving together because that turkey wasn't going to eat itself. [Earsucker]
Here's Miranda Kerr, wearing leather leggings and a giant cozy sweater, like a champ. [FabSugar]
Rei Kawakubo and Hermes are making sweet scarf babies. [Fashionologie]
It's not often that we talk about men's clothing and it's even less often that we talk about celebrity men's threads, but fellow Canucks, there is a dangerous fashion felon in our midst and he goes by the name of Justin Bieber.
Over the weekend, Justin Bieber had the honour of meeting the Prime Minister Stephen Harper and received the Diamond Jubilee Medal, which is awarded for "significant contributions and achievements by Canadians." For the special occasion, the Biebs wore what? A suit? A smart blazer/jean combo? His ridiculous MC Hammer pants? No. Justin Bieber went one better, taking fashion cues from Super Mario and wearing a striped pair of blue overalls — with one side deliberately unbuttoned — over a white T-shirt and a backwards baseball cap.
Though his ensemble became the target of bloggers' wrath — Gawker called him a "White Trash Prince" — Justin seemed unfazed by his outfit choice, tweeting a provoking, "I hope you hate my style." And, "Overhauls. LOL." Yes, JB, overhauls are pretty LOL, but why select them for a meeting with the prezzy?
Yesterday, Bieber responded to his critics, particularly Hayley Peterson of the Daily Mail, writing via Instagram:
"The pic of me and the Prime Minister was taken in a room in the arena where I was performing at that day. I walked straight from my meet and greet to him, if you 'Hayley' expect me to have a change of clothes let a loan [sic] a suit at that specific time that’s crazy. It wasn’t like it was like I was going into his environment we were at a hockey arena. Wow am I ever white trash hayley peterson lol."
I'm assuming he was referring to his Grey Cup rehearsal, since he performed at yesterday's half-time game to, may I add, a chorus of boos and heckling from the rowdy football fans. His comeuppance perhaps? What do you think of his "overhaul" appearance (geddit?!)? Do you think his excuse is reasonable or should he have been dragged away from the PM by the scruff of his neck? Some may say his outfit is fashion-forward, but to them I say he should have finished off the look with a slingshot dangling from his back pocket.
Thinking about your holiday shopping yet? Well, you should be as the December countdown draws near. It’s always easy to buy cute gifts for your girlfriends but it’s never quite as easy to find that perfect sentimental gift that they could keep forever (well, a very long time at least), which most importantly upon purchasing won’t make you feel like you need to remortgage your house. Well, worry no more, as we reckon that we’ve stumbled upon the perfect gift solution made by the fab new London brand, Shimla Jewellery.
Shimla jewellery creates beautifully detailed handmade bracelets from woven cord, sparking fireball crystals, and semi-precious stones. So not only could you treat your bestie to a fashionable bracelet (which we might add, are already becoming a massive trend amongst celebs!), but you could also choose a bracelet that features a stone with specific life enriching properties. A priceless gift if you ask us!
The stones Shimla works with aren't just pretty, there's a bit of science involved as well. The range features the love-attracting Jade, relationship-improving Hematite, and stress-relieving Howlite. Whether you believe in the mystical powers of stones or not, that wise man once said it’s the thought that counts, and choosing a bracelet with a specific healing power stone as a present will exemplify exactly how thoughtful you’ve been in choosing the perfect gift — right?
The bracelets are available online or at selected stores such as Debenhams, and start at around £50.
If strict deadlines are the bane of creativity, we can give supposedly bi-annual art/culture/fashion publication Doingbird a pass for its lengthy hiatus. For the magazine’s long-awaited 16th issue, publisher, photographer and all-round creative hotshot Max Doyle has shot Julia Nobis as part of a kaleidoscopically coloured editorial also featuring rising Melbourne model Sophie “Hirschy” Hirschfelder.
Both girls strike a dramatic pose in graphic prints, menswear-inspired suits and separates, and heavy metallic accents. Though it’s Julia’s intense yellow hair, patchy pink and violet streaks, and thickly-pencilled brows that’s definitely worth attempting to replicate at home if you happen to be blessed with the bone structure of an unearthly being.
Doingbird #16 also features a slew of other local and global creative talents including but not limited to Patti Smith, Bruce Webber, Eugene Souleiman, Franz Gertsch, Alasdair McLellan, Didier Malige, Linda Sterling and Rick Owens, and the Benjamin Alexander Huseby-lensed Marte Mei cover is alone worth spending your hard-earned pennies on getting the issue shipped over from Colette. Here’s hoping #17 isn’t too much longer than another six months away.
As promised, Karlie Kloss shot a commercial for one of this season's most legitimately interesting designer collaborations, the Neiman Marcus and Target Holiday 24 Collection. The two retailers have tapped 24 CFDA designers to create a 50+ item capsule range which'll be available at both stores. Do you love cool stuff? Do you love American designers? Do you love the holidays? Most importantly: DO YOU LOVE DESIGNER COLLABORATIONS? Then this is the designer collaboration to trump all designer collaborations. I say. (Although I don't neccessarily love all of those things.) And Karlie totally agrees with me.
The supermodel does her high-ponytail thing in the commercial, which includes some chic skipping and post-Nineties Vogueing. For the most part, she's a captivating presence, but it does sometimes seem like she can't quite decide whether she's playing it straight or hamming it up. It's kind of like what Tyra Banks might act like on camera, if she had a sense of restraint.
Today is the day retailers and marketers refer to as Cyber Monday, Black Friday's little brother. Cyber Monday doesn't have everything all figured out, but the kid's got a lot of pluck. He could even one day surpass his big sister, Black Friday. I wouldn't be surprised at all.
There are so many deals on the Internet today, you don't even need to know where to look. If there's something you've been planning to buy online — or if there's something you once even thought about buying online, today is the day to do it. I don't even really think I need to tell you where to go to find discounts, because pretty much every e-tailer is offering BIG SAVINGS. Even the luxury kids.
Barneys, for example, is offering up to 40% and free shipping.
Also, this Giftlab White Horn Amplifier (which sold out the second Gwyneth Paltrow advertised it on her Goop holiday wishlist) is on sale for $1.69 right now, down from $24.99 (not kidding!) on Amazon. If you have Prime, there's even free shipping.
Want more hotttt tips? I did my Cyber Monday shopping during Black Friday ("Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" are more marketing gimmicks than distinct events), and bought practically everything (by "everything" I mean six things) Uniqlo was selling, due to some obscene discounts on cashmere which then led me down a rabbit hole of faux fur ear muffs and footless sweater leggings. Free shipping for orders over $100, and everything's already been delivered to me. It's almost disgusting how efficient and wonderful online shopping is, when you consider the human cost associated with selling clothing for a pittance and road-runnering it to people's apartments. I mean, it is disgusting. Still, I'll be damned if I'm not totally cozy and totally cute all winter long. Yeah, I'm a hypocrite.
Cyber Monday would be way better if it were followed by Reality Check Tuesday.