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Want: Mansur Gavriel Teams with Colette for Limited-Edition Bucket Bag

Mansur Gavriel Colette

Image: Mansur Gavriel/Colette/WWD

Hold onto your wallets folks because Mansur Gavriel is about to, once again, give you major bag lust. The CFDA Award-winning design duo has teamed up with Colette Paris for their first international collaboration. Just in time for Couture Fashion Week, Colette will be selling a limited-edition version of the brand’s famous bucket bag. This time, Mansur Gavriel has reimagined the carryall in metallic blue with pony hair print.

The bag will go up for sale starting July 6 and will set you back $700 (or 635 euros). Mansur Gavriel’s bags are famous for selling like hotcakes and we have little doubt that this rather attractive version of the bag will follow suit. 

[via WWD]

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Louis Vuitton Recycles Same Old Concept for New Campaign (Forum Buzz)

We’re starting to become increasingly bored with the Fall 2015 campaigns. From predictable castings to lame outcomes, Louis Vuitton now becomes the topic of discussion as its new mainline campaign starts to trickle out. Nicolas Ghesquière delivers the same old concept, asking back Bruce Weber and Juergen Teller to lens the images, which so far feature Jennifer ConnellyAlicia VikanderRianne Van Rompaey and Fernanda Hin Lin Ly.


LOUIS VUITTON FW 15/16 CAMPAIGN starring Alicia Vikander by Juergen Teller @louisvuitton #lvfall #lvseries3

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“Nice shots but honestly I am getting bored by this ‘series’ thing,” exclaimed Ed the second the thread opened.

“I’m tired of their concept it’s like Céline it is so boring. Why do brands not want to change their campaigns each season anymore? Saving money or something? No ideas left?” asked a frustrated gossiping.

Sharing the same sentiments was GivenchyHomme: “Can they just ditch this stupid concept once and for all and hire Sims or Meisel.”

MON felt the same way and echoed, “At least the campaign reflects the new identity of the house: boring. The series concept is tiring. I need something new from them.”

Also disappointed was TaylorBlinque: “This is very dull. After Patrick’s stunning campaign [for Resort 2015], I was hoping for something different.”

“I’m a bit bored with this concept although the campaign is looking very nice,” shared justaguy, shedding a glimmer of light on the campaign.


LOUIS VUITTON FALL FW 15/16 CAMPAIGN starring @riannevanrompaey by @bruce_weber @louisvuitton #lvfall #lvseries3

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Are you over the same overused concept from Vuitton? Join the conversation here.

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Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea Take Swipes at Each Other Over ‘Pretty Girls’ Flop

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Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears‘ “Pretty Girls” film clip may have over 78 million views on YouTube, but that hasn’t translated to a good ranking on the music charts. The song has only hit number 29 on Billboard’s Hottest 100 since it was released in May, and now the pair are getting a little shady with one another, publicly.

It all started when Twitter user @rhuancesarr tweeted that the tune “flopped a little bit”, to which Iggy responded, “Its difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and tv performances etc. unfortunately im just featured…” (more…)

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Casey Legler Models Her First Women’s Campaign

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Photo courtesy of The Upside/ Jez Smith

The Upside has launched the second installment of its “Be You” campaign, which sees the world’s first female, male model, Casey Legler, take on a womenswear campaign for the first time.

The 38-year old French artist, author and former Olympian is recognised as the first woman signed to the men’s division at one of the world’s most influential modelling agencies, Ford Models. She has worked with photography royalty Mario Testino, Inez & Vinoodh, Ryan McGinley, Peter Linbergh, and, for The Upside’s “Be You” shoot, Jez Smith.

The concept for The Upside’s new campaign is a reflection on popular culture engaging in the conversation on gender and identification, with a goal to give us all courage to be ourselves. (more…)

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Link Buzz: Jessica Simpson Is Going Brick and Mortar, Givenchy Spring 2016 Coming to NYFW

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  • This clip from the forthcoming Amy Winehouse documentary shows the singer at 14 serenading her friend with a rendition of “Happy Birthday.” [Defamer]
  • The Jessica Simpson brand is looking to open stand-alone stores. [Us Weekly]
  • Givenchy will show its Spring 2016 collection during New York Fashion Week. [WWD]
  • Tracee Ellis Ross says she totally wasn’t throwing shade at Tyga when she presented him and Chris Brown at the BET Awards last night. [@traceeellisross]
  • Ghosting victims and perpetrators explain what the passive-aggressive breakup style is all about. [NYT]
  • All the info you wanted to know about Magic Mike XXL in one convenient chart. [TIME]

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Model Naty Chabanenko Takes a Selfie on the Cover of UK Harper’s Bazaar (Forum Buzz)

Celebrities are everywhere we look on the newsstands, splashed across almost every single fashion magazine. So you can imagine our amazement when U.K. Harper’s Bazaar dropped a model on its August 2015 installment. We took an exclusive first look at the cover photographed by Erik Madigan Heck over the weekend, featuring Naty Chabanenko taking a selfie in a fabulous matelassé dress by Erdem.

UK Harper's Bazaar August 2015 Naty Chabanenko


The majority of us weren’t feeling the cover though. “This is so try-hard! Sigh! I applaud a magazine such as this not going with a celeb cover, but why not do a decent one with the used model then?! Nothing about this image would attract me to purchase the issue! Cold & gimmicky!” critiqued Miss Dalloway.

“What on earth is this? Is it a joke?” asked an underwhelmed MON.

Bertrando3 wasn’t feeling it either, echoing, “Gosh I hate when magazines try to be so creative and they end up being a gimmick of themselves. This cover looks fake and what is it? Product placement on the cover like that with a phone and with a few petals on the floor and you call this a cover?”

Also disappointed was tigerrogue: “In principle, I like it when a magazine is experimental with the cover, but on a personal level, this cover is meaningless. The colors are cold and there’s absolutely no connection between the model and me, because she’s too busy taking a selfie or something similarly unappealing.”

Fortunately for Bazaar, not everyone was uninterested. “I applaud any risks taken by a magazine these days. Let’s not forget that U.K. Bazaar started off the year by given us yet another Reese and Gwyneth profile. I’ll take this over them any day,” applauded A.D.C.

“I actually really like it. It pops and I like how you can barely see her face cause it’s white-out,” gazebo admired.

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