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Link Buzz: Zara’s ‘White Is The New Black’ Tee Pisses Off the Internet, J.Crew to Launch Fragrances

Image: Getty Images

Image: Getty Images

  • People on the Internet are very upset with Zara for producing a T-shirt that reads, “White Is The New Black.” Some are calling out Zara for racial insensitivity. No one knows why the retailer wouldn’t think twice about putting such a potentially controversial phrase on a tee. [The Huffington Post Canada]
  • J.Crew is releasing two new fragrances on Monday. [WWD]
  • Is Jennifer Lawrence really dating Chris Martin, or is the universe playing some kind of elaborate joke on us? [E!]
  • Lady Gaga arrives in Korea rocking another strange beauty look. [Just Jared]
  • Daphne Guinness tapped David LaChapelle to film her latest out-of-this-world music video. [Fashin]
  • The Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer is 1,000 times better recreated with adorable kittens. [Mirror]
  • Steve Madden just bought Dolce Vita. [Fashion Times]
  • So, uh, the U.K. had its first official twerking competition… [Daily Mail]
  • Net-a-Porter was almost called “What’s New, Pussycat?” which would have definitely been unfortunate. [Telegraph]
  • More details continue to trickle out about Rita Ora‘s forthcoming Adidas collaboration yet we’re still sitting here waiting to see all the looks. Oh, Rita, you big tease. [MTV]

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Aritzia Launches Star-Studded Fall Collection

We all know Aritzia is the definition of cool in Canada. The brand remains a perennial favourite among inner-city urbanites, those who have graduated from Urban Outfitters to the finer things in life, while maintaining their trendy panache. Now the store is attracting even cooler customers with its star-studded #FallForUs campaign.

Jamie Chung, Anna Camp, 22 Jump Street‘s Amber Stevens, EstelleBrooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Chelsea PerettiThe Good Wife‘s Jess Weixler and Orange Is the New Black’s flawless Samira Wiley (it’s Poussey, accent à droite!) are just some of the stars photographed wearing their favorite pieces from the new collection.

Aritzia #FallForUs fall campaign

Image via Aritzia

Jamie models a snuggly, wuggly Wilfred Free Aronson Sweater ($145), while Anna keeps things simple in TNA’s Spruce T-Shirt ($40). Samira looks ready to face the Canadian (or Litchfield) cold in her Wodehouse Jacket by Sunday Best ($295) and British singer Estelle puts together the perfect combo with her Wilfred Montpellier Sweater ($165) and camo pants.

Aritzia #FallForUs fall campaign

Image via Aritzia


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Lady Gaga Upsets Japanese Fans with Korean Character-Printed Jumpsuit

Lady Gaga loves to use her wardrobe to get people talking, but one of her recent outfits caused more of a stir than she likely bargained for. The “ARTPOP” singer spent part of this week in Tokyo, frequently updating her Instagram with shots of all her exploits. But one particular image got Gaga’s monsters up in arms. The singer posted a photo of her posing in the city’s Roppongi district, clad in a colorful jumpsuit with the words “color” emblazoned across the front in Korean characters. A couple Japanese commenters saw the outfit and took offense, accusing Gaga of cultural insensitivity, saying that she’s ignorantly conflating Korean and Japanese culture.

Kotaku found a thread on Japanese forum 2ch discussing the gaffe, titled simply “Roppongi Wandering Lady Gaga [in] Japan, in the clothes of Hangul [Korean] characters! South Korea and Japan [are the same to] the Caucasian eye.” Or at least that’s how Google translates it. (more…)

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Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne and Joan Smalls Cover US Vogue’s September Issue (Forum Buzz)

It’s finally here! And the forums were right — the long overdue model cover for U.S. Vogue has actually happened. Not surprisingly, it features Vogue favorites and uber-models Joan SmallsCara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss.

Cover Models of US Vogue September 2014

Image Credit: weibo/hjolin via the tfs forums

Are we excited? Of course we are!

“Hell f***ing yes! So thrilled to see models on the cover of Vogue, was not expecting that at all. And especially happy to see Joan on the cover, I think she’s just wonderful,” exclaimed YoninahAliza.

“I’m so shocked! Hopefully this sells like hotcakes so that Anna will see that models on covers CAN move magazines. I like the breezy and fresh feel of the cover, but I think just Joan and Karlie would have worked much better,” analyzed orchidee.

And LastNight shared: “Perfect!!! Oh my goodness I am so unbelievably happy. These three girls were the most likely out of the current crop of models to be on the very front if US Vogue were to do a model cover and here they are! It looks lovely from that photo and I’m assuming there will be more girls on the fold out. It makes great sense to have a model cover for US Vogue at this time, it feels right. Could not be happier and so glad that all the speculation in the Cover Rumor Thread didn’t amount to nothing.”

Is this the best cover image of the season? Not really, but the fact that U.S. Vogue has finally put young, fresh models on its cover again is reason enough to be deliriously happy about this. Hallelujah!

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Freja Beha Erichsen Gives Tiffany & Co. a Younger Image (Forum Buzz)

Freja Beha Erichsen and luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. may sound like an odd pairing at first. But the brand’s Fall 2014 campaign proves the collaboration is a perfect match.

image credit: via the tfs forums

Image Credit: via the tfs forums

Although our forum members were not entirely convinced about this campaign after the arrival of the first shot of her posing on a rooftop with a camera and looking somewhat grim (pictured above), the latest shots certainly changed their minds. Freja carries a small girl on her shoulders and the model looks rather sultry while posing in a bathtub. Adorable, cool and sexy. 

“Tiffany is adding a cool factor to their brand. Freja looks amazing!” enthused member ParisFashionMuse.

Alien Sex Friend had similar feelings: “Finally Tiffany looks younger.”

“The last images, yesss! Very striking,” posted an excited Benn98. (more…)

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Karen Elson Brings Old Hollywood Vibe to Vogue Ukraine’s September Cover (Forum Buzz)

Vogue Ukraine hired top model Karen Elson for its September cover. The cover was photographed by Yelena Yemchuk and channels some serious old Hollywood glamour. Like almost every Vogue September cover this year, the image features a Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 ensemble.

image credit: Facebook/Vogue Ukraine via the tfs forum members

Image Credit: Facebook/Vogue Ukraine via the tfs forum members

Members of our forums were enthralled. The first one to point out that she “loves the glam, old Hollywood vibe of the cover” was kokobombon.

GIVENCHYlover called the cover “beautiful,” while Kanna went on to say, “Beautiful and outstanding.” 

Royal-Galliano gave credit to the photographer. “Yemchuk is amazing. So happy about this!” he wrote.

KissMiss thought Karen’s expression wasn’t great, but the cover was gorgeous nonetheless: “The cover is really beautiful… I started liking Yelena’s photography a lot… She’s got her own style.”

I concur with other members. This cover image oozes classy glamour in a unique way. Karen is giving it a dramatic, lofty feel, and it works.

How do you feel about the cover? Join the discussion on the forums or comment below.

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