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House of Mouse: Forever 21 Launches Disney Mickey & Co. Line

If you've ever wanted to be a part of the famed Mickey Mouse club like your favorite popstar sensations from Britney Spears to Justin Timberlake, now's your chance, as Forever 21 recently launched its Mickey Mouse & Co. limited-edition collaboration with Disney. While we've been rejoicing over the plenty of fashion collabs as of late, nothing has us more excited than the retro 80s vibe of the 46-piece collection available both in-stores and online. With vintage-inspired Mickey wares, you can truly feel like a kid again, as the campaign starring Jasmine Sanders features everything from snazzy overalls to cropped and pop art sweaters, to splashy jackets and oversized tees. Inspired by Disney archives from 1984, you can mouse around with the whole gang as the Mickey Mouse & Co. line includes appearances from Minnie, Pluto and Donald Duck. See the slideshow to select some of your faves and have a bit of old-fashioned fun. Hey Mickey!

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We Are Handsome x Isson Eyewear is the Coolest Collaboration of Summer

we-are-handsome1In what we’re prematurely but confidently dubbing the best collaboration of summer, We Are Handsome has teamed up with Isson eyewear to extend its sunny repertoire to your face.

The brand’s first foray into accessories consists of three original frames produced with Isson’s Catherine Fererici and incorporating We Are Handsome’s signature halcyon digital prints.

Though the partnership is only too natural, it wasn’t without logistical problems. The brand spent countless hours trying to figure out how to get its prints onto Isson’s premium Italian Acetate (most printed sunnies are made out of plastic) and produced many “mis-attempts” before their final eureka moment. The result? Three styles using three of their best prints of the year, totaling nine styles in the range.

Following Fererici’s individualised, character-driven design aesthetic, each pair of frames has a distinct personality. We’re particularly keen to introduce ourselves to the Liza, an oversized aviator with subtle cut-outs and a cool blue cloud print, while the cat-eye Maude is your lady for summer lounging with vintage vibes.

Each pair of frames is now available for pre-sale at $355 a pop. See the whole range on We Are Handsome’s website and start playing mix-and-matchmaker with your shades and swimsuit. 

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Images courtesy of EVH PR

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What Are These Antonio Berardi Pieces Doing at the Victoria’s Secret Show?

Image: Style.com (left) / WENN.com (right)

Image: Style.com (left) / WENN.com (right)

Two Antonio Berardi-esque pieces were spotted (by LanaLana and Clarissea in the forums) on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway; they are most likely not copycats but real Berardi designs, mixed in with Victoria's Secret lingerie. The sheer paneled black minidress above, modeled by Cara Delevingne, is identical to one which appeared on the British fashion designer's Spring 2010 runway show. And the bedazzled oxblood leggings below, worn at the taping by Devon Windsor, belong to Berardi's Spring 2012 collection. 

Victoria's Secret's longtime runway stylist, Sophia Neophitou, has also been consulting on the Antonio Berardi label for years — she was even listed as creative director at the Spring 2014 show. We've reached out to Neophitou to ask whether this is the first time she's placed Berardi pieces in the VS Fashion Show, and what the thinking is behind mixing designer pieces into the Victoria's Secret runway looks. We'll update when we hear back. 

Image: Style.com (left) / WENN.com (right)

Image: Style.com (left) / WENN.com (right)

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Alexander McQueen Collaborates with Artist Damien Hirst on an Exclusive Scarf Collection

If you’re a massive fan of the British label Alexander McQueen and also just so happen to love a good piece of fine art, then you’re going to love McQueen’s latest collaboration. Set to launch online and in selected stores on November 15, the label has teamed up with leading artist Damien Hirst.

The artist has played with the brand’s iconic skull motif and reworked it to create his own very much covetable patterns. Mixing his iconic butterfly and insect patterns within the prints, they are definitely eye catching pieces that’ll get snapped up straight away. Check out all the pieces in advance of the launch at alexandermcqueen.com.

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In association with the launch, they’ve also shot a cool promotional video shot by fashion photographer Solve Sundsbo featuring faceless models draped in the new scarves.

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More Proof That Miranda Kerr Photoshops Her Instagram Pictures?

Earlier this week, one of our Forum Buzz editors reported on the possibility that Miranda Kerr had airbrushed one of her own Instagram photos. Below, left, a picture Kerr posted just ahead of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show taping, with the caption: "Sending love and best wishes to the #vsangels from Japan xxx." And on the right, the original shot, which appeared in Vogue.

Image: Miranda Kerr Instagram (left) / Vogue.com (right)

Image: Miranda Kerr Instagram (left) / Vogue.com (right)

One user in the sometimes rowdy and always hilarious Livejournal community, Fashin, has tracked down more evidence of photo manipulation on Kerr's Instagram account. It's damning.

The two shots below (left, Instagram / right, a photo service) were taken from slightly different angles, but in Miranda's version, the giveaway isn't just her narrower waist, it's her weirdly distorted fingers. 

Image: Miranda Kerr Instagram (left) / Getty (right)

Image: Miranda Kerr Instagram (left) / Getty (right)

A curved line in the otherwise rigid pattern of the carpet, which appears close to Kerr's body. Anyone who's ever used the Smudge tool in Photoshop knows how something like this could have happened…

Image: Instagram/MirandaKerr via Fashin

Image: Instagram/MirandaKerr via Fashin

Same effect as above here, but with the concave shape of the bookshelves in the background. (Yellow lines appear in original Fashin posts to illustrate the distortion.)

Image: Instagram/ MirandaKerr via Fashin

Image: Instagram/ MirandaKerr via Fashin

For more evidence, visit FASHIN.

[Update: Over the weekend, Kerr posted a response to Instagram, denying accusations that she had airbrushed the original Victoria's Secret photo: "Hi guys, here is the original VS image! When I re-posted the photo this week to support the girls I screen grabbed it off the internet when I was working in Japan. I had no idea it was photoshopped. All good intentions- sorry for the confusion and congratulations to the girls for such a great show!"]

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Arizona Muse Graces Vogue Australia’s December Cover (Forum Buzz)

Arizona Muse on the cover of Vogue Australia December 2013

image credit: vogue.com.au via the tfs forums

2013 has been a fairly quiet year for model Arizona Muse, whose staggering amount of prestigious work in 2011 and 2012 was possibly record-breaking. The December 2013 cover of Australian Vogue is only her second Vogue cover this year after the one for Vogue China in March. It’s not unlikely the decreased workload in her case is voluntary, given that Muse has a highly remunerated Estée Lauder contract (and even has the latest fragrance, 'Modern Muse', named after her) and is the star of the Louis Vuitton 'L’Art En Voyage' films. Nonetheless, it is a welcome surprise to see her back on Vogue. In a dreamy image shot by Nathaniel Goldberg, Arizona is seen wearing a Prada Resort dress. TFS forum members agreed that this cover was a success.

“It's so nice to see models on covers again. Vogue Australia is doing a great job balancing their covers between models and celebrities, in my opinion. Even better that it's Arizona!” posted charlieandmarie

“I think this is a terrific cover, Arizona looks fantastic. The composition is perfection, love the text placement and the colours used. The whole cover just flows – love it,” vogue28 shared. 

The cover is definitely a massive upgrade from last month’s cover, and in my opinion it’s miles better than any other Vogue Australia cover this year (see every Vogue Australia 2013 cover here).

Forum member anlabe32 perfectly summed up my feelings about this cover. She wrote, “There are several Arizona covers that I truly love, but this one might be on top. It's absolutely gorgeous. The colors, the Prada, the hair, Arizona's face. What a great way to end the year, with one of the best covers of 2013 all around, if I may say so.”

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