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The RealReal and CFDA Team Up for One Epic Designer Sale

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Online consignment e-store The RealReal is getting real, real close with the CFDA. The pair have teamed up to put on a flash sale featuring pieces from CFDA designers to benefit the governing fashion body. From now until November 13, The RealReal is offering vintage pieces from some of the CFDA’s most noted designers at a fraction of the cost. And these prices are good. A pair of mesh and suede Alexander Wang pumps are selling for $140. A Phillip Lim shoulder bag will set you back $295. A Proenza Schouler dress that originally retailed for $2,495 is going for $315.

The ready-to-wear sale has already kicked off, but on Thursday, The RealReal will unveil an additional accessories sale, which will feature items from names like David Yurman and Alexis Bittar. The accessories leg of the sale will run until November 16.

Of course, since there is limited quantity, most of the pieces are only available in one size. So, if you were thinking of making a purchase, you may want to hightail it right now to The RealReal and scoop up these pieces before they disappear.

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Star in London Fog’s Latest Campaign

Iconix Brand Group Chief Marketing Officer Dari Marder says that for London Fog’s winter campaign, the brand wanted to feature “a modern iconic Hollywood couple.” And what could be more modern than a picture of a married couple that wouldn’t have existed as little as 15 years ago?

Image: London Fog

Image: London Fog

The British clothier has tapped Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka to front its latest campaign. The couple was shot in black and white with one photo featuring the pair standing firmly beside each other, while in another, we get a loving embrace, the couple’s wedding bands on full display.  (more…)

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The Forums Weigh In on Kim Kardashian’s Booty-Baring Paper Magazine Cover (Forum Buzz)

If you weren’t a fan of Kim Kardashian’s Vogue cover then we suggest you turn away now. The reality star has struck again, now landing the cover of Paper‘s Winter 2014 issue, as reported earlier this morning. Photographed in true Jean-Paul Goude style, Kim poses on not one, but two covers for the magazine’s new issue. On the first cover we see the 34-year-old social media star wearing a black sequined gown while popping a bottle of champagne which evidently lands in the glass placed firmly on her derrière (you have to see it to believe it!). For cover two, Kim stands before the legendary French photographer’s lens with her back turned, showing us her famous assets. Impressed?

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Leave it to our forum members to broadcast their brutally honest opinions. “For the love of God make it stop,” proclaims marsnoop2, who clearly isn’t a fan of the magazine’s offerings this time around.

“Trash. I still can’t get over how she cover Vogue,” disapproves an outraged alonsoJonathan.

KateTheGreatest also isn’t feeling it and writes, “There is just no escaping the Kardashian/Jenner family, is there? This is awful, don’t like anything about it.”

“What a way to start the morning! The second cover is absolutely vile, and I’m not getting the point here. Surely this wont be a newsstand cover?” questions a disgusted Benn98.

Yet not everyone disapproves. “Well this is literally breaking the internet and you know what? I like both covers,” shares TeeVanity.

“Is it wrong that I actually don’t hate these?” asks JesseDillon.

Lukechapman comes to Kim’s defense: “I actually quite like these covers; they are fun and Kim’s influence in the fashion world is clearly undeniable.”

Are you impressed with these covers? Join the discussion and add your own two cents inside the thread here.

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Martin Margiela Is Cool with John Galliano Being at His Label

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Image: Getty

Possibly the biggest announcement to come from a fashion house this year was that John Galliano, former disgraced Christian Dior designer, would be taking on the role of creative director at Maison Martin Margiela. It was surprising news for everyone. For a while there, people thought Galliano would be joining Oscar de la Renta plus the house of Margiela has been notoriously secretive about the identity of its designers. Hiring such a high-profile name seemed out of character. 

Naturally, Galliano’s new appointment begs the question: What does Martin Margiela think? Today, we have our answer. Turns out Margiela has given his blessing on his namesake label’s newest staff member. According to WWD, “The Belgian designer has let it be known that he approves of the appointment of John Galliano as creative director of the house he founded, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.”

And that settles it, folks.

[via WWD]

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Kim Kardashian’s Booty on Paper Magazine Breaks the Internet [NSFW]

Break the Internet, indeed. 

There is little Kim Kardashian can do these days that can surprise us. We’ve seen her naughty bits dozens of times — in fact, it’s that curvaceous body that got her famous in the first place. So her latest magazine cover, though it is very provocative, isn’t at all shocking.

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Paper tapped photographer Jean-Paul Goude to recreate his “Champagne Incident” photo, which was originally a photo of a nude woman emptying a bottle of champagne into a glass balanced on her ample booty. Of course, Kim was a great candidate to remake this photo since, well, she’s known for having a big butt.

 

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Paper‘s theme for its winter issue is “Break the Internet,” and a simple picture of a clothed Kim certainly isn’t going to do that. So, the magazine took it to the next level, releasing an alternate cover that shows the reality star undressing with that famous butt naked, oiled up and on full display.

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Karen Elson’s Dress at Glamour’s Woman of the Year Awards Was Certainly Not Frumpy, Says Karen Elson

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Image: Getty Images

Glamour‘s Woman of the Year Awards went down last night and the stars came out in the best looks they could muster. As with any red carpet, there were hits and misses and the Internet was only too happy to weigh in.

Feminist web destination Jezebel does a “Good, Bad and Ugly” roundup for its red carpet coverage, showcasing all the looks and offering opinions on everyone’s outfits. It’s a pretty standard post formula, and the comments are usually funny, sometimes innocuous, sometimes shady, but always to be taken with a grain of salt. After all, it’s just clothes. But for Karen Elson, it’s a lot more than that. It’s a feminist issue.

Jezebel writer Julianne Escobedo Shepherd was clearly not feeling Elson’s getup last night, and wrote a critical review of her look: “Karen Elson’s McQueen gown is beautiful, but the drape is not working, and giving her a frumpiness that is impossible and shocking. Karen Elson and frumpy should not be in the same sentence, but here we are.”

It’s not a glowing review, but it’s also not terrible. After all, they said the dress was beautiful – it just wasn’t their favorite look for Karen. This seemingly harmless critique set the model off, and she promptly took to Instagram to respond to Jezebel’s assessment of her look.

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