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Vs. Magazine has released a preview of its six cover Spring 2014 Issue, featuring models Christy Turlington, Soo Joo Park, Helena Christensen and actors Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac), Julianne Moore. The issue was guest edited by Christensen and carries the theme "Better" — the word is printed across each one of the six covers.
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Better than what? After we asked the publication for further clarification, a spokesperson provided the following explanation: "The issue is focusing on talents that do it better — one way or another — within their field (fashion, film, art, photography, architecture, etc). It has Helena Christensen as guest editor and inside interviews include David Lynch, Christy Turlington, Nicola Formichetti, Bjarke Ingels, David LaChapelle, Stacy Martin, Mary Ellen Mark and many more. It also has a charitable component in the sense that it will end up as an exhibition in March where all proceeds will be donated to various charitable causes that Helena Christensen and the magazine have decided." So there you have it. Finally, a magazine commits to showing us the best of people.
Vogue Brazil's February 2014 Issue makes (by my count) eight Vogue covers for famous facemaker Cara Delevingne (even nine, if you include her appearance on the front of Miss Vogue's June 2013 debut issue).
Photographed by regular Vogue Brazil collaborator Jacques Dequeker, the British model poses with sleek, wavy hair side-parted across her face, her formidable eyebrow raised. As Bertrando3 points out in the forums, in this photo, Delevingne looks a lot like Jerry Hall.
Fashion credits go to Brazilian label BO.BÔ bourgeois.bohême for the sequined cerulean minidress.
Maurie and Eve are dropping it down for Autumn 2014, and by ‘it’ we mean the crotch. Denim’s most controversial style isn’t being lifted this year at least, it seems, but these are less Bieber and a bit more structured.
We’ll have to wait and see how those play out on people who aren’t Alexandra Agoston, but the Sydney-based brand has plenty of offerings sure to court universal approval. Boxy denim jackets continue the oversized ode to the 80s, and in the non-denim department are tees and tops cropped in all the right places. They’ll probably look just as good with above-the-bellybutton waistbands too but think of it as an incentive not to cancel your gym membership.
For a hint of glamour, check out the velvet sequins on the bomber styles and the basics in luxurious Italian neoprene (yep, that’s still around too). Those relaxed silk silhouettes and midi length dresses the Maurie & Eve ladies do so well are back with daring mesh inserts.
The obvious benefit of all that cropping and slashing is that you don’t really have to wait until winter to wear most of the pieces. Though when it does actually get cold, there’s also a selection of luxe knitwear to layer as you will. High five to that.
Also, when did people stop hanging out in empty skate parks? Let’s make this a thing again too.
Rita Ora may have been channelling old school Hollywood glamour last night from the neck up, but her hands were telling a whole different story. The British singer was glistening brighter than De Beers last night as she showed off a more than impressive collection of jewellery she wore to the Grammy after-show party at the infamous Chateau Marmont. After all, if you can't throw on all your diamonds for the Chateau, when can you?
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Known for her individual and ever-changing style, Rita teamed up pave diamond, precious stones embellished rings alongside a gold watch, and oversized cuffs, all topped off with her brilliantly eclectic nail art to join the likes of John Legend, Ed Sheeran and Marc Anthony at the party.
Clearly we weren’t the only ones who were a little bit in love with Rita’s ‘more is more’ approach to the Grammy after-show party as the 23-year-old commented on her own photo to say, "Lorraine Schwartz + Jennifer Fisher + Cartier = ORAgasm."
After attending the awards ceremony in a rather demure metallic Lanvin shift and a classic smoky eye and nude lip, the after-party look was definitely Rita channeling her more personal style with her signature red lip alongside her bejewelled look.
However, it was the man accompanying her that created most of the arm candy as she arrived with Scottish DJ boyfriend Calvin Harris, whom she was rumoured to have split up from. There may not have been any gold awards in her hands as the couple drove into the after-party, but with all that weight already, perhaps it was for the best.
While Madonna mirrored Colonel Sanders at last night’s Grammy awards, it’s not often that we see Canada’s own RCMP used as style inspiration for a red carpet look. Still, that’s the ensemble Pharrell Williams went for: Mountie chic as he topped a red Adidas jacket with a floppy brown, wide brimmed hat as seen in this photo snapped by Ryan Seacrest:
After kicking off the red carpet with the commanding accessory, Pharrell – who took home three awards with his “Get Lucky” collaborators Daft Punk – went on to rotate his headwear through the night, showing off a never-ending parade of cowboy hats. But it was still the Stetson-style piece that garnered the most attention, even going so far as having a Twitter account created after it.
@PharrellHat was quickly established and, by Monday morning, had already racked up close to 15,000 followers thanks to a series of memes…
Even NKOB’s Jonathon Knight got in on the action, Instagramming his own side-by-side comparison, having clearly ditched the awards in favour of a night spent Photoshopping…
But whether the look was intended to launch a thousand memes, or whether he genuinely loves the Mounties uniform, it goes with saying that only Pharrell could pull off such a head-turning piece. Unless… I don’t know, do you think you could wear it??
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Designer Miuccia Prada's two fashion labels, Prada and Miu Miu, have both just released their Spring 2014 video ad campaigns (the print ads dropped earlier this month). Instead of gobbling our way through this delicious feast of advertising blindly, with no strategy, we're going bite-by-bite with the timeless game, "Would You Rather?"
Watch the commercials below and then scroll down to join us for this important tournament, located at the bottom of this post.
Prada — Eighteen emerging models: Julia Bergshoeff, Dorota Kullova, Ashleigh Good, Gracie Van Gastel, Amanda Murphy, Viktor Van Pelt, Maggie Jablonski, Lieke Van Houten, Maja Salamon, Ola Rudnicka, Sabrina Ioffreda, Magdalena Jasek, Nastya Sten, Cindy Bruna, Anna Ewers, Ophelie Guillermand, Malaika Firth and Lexi Boling.
Miu Miu — Four emerging actresses: Elle Fanning, Bella Heathcote, Lupita Nyong'o, Elizabeth Olsen.
Winner? Sorry, but eighteen models is way. too. many. models. Miu Miu.
Prada — Legendary fashion photographer and model famemaker, Steven Meisel.
Miu Miu — Prolific photographers, artists, life partners, parents and would-be lifestyle brand, Inez & Vinoodh.
Winner? Meisel's sway over the modeling industry is impressive, but Inez & Vinoodh are not no scrub. Tie.
Prada — Watching a sports game, a movie, attending a concert, the ads sketch a series of vignettes in which "the spectators become the spectacle."
Miu Miu — With super fast cuts and liquid effects which call to mind a music video, the commercial images shows the four young women protected by the privacy of their imaginary fantasy bedrooms.
Winner? Prada's campaign concept is very witty, but it would be a stretch to say that it connects to the designer's previous remarks about the Spring 2014 collection and feminism; Mrs. Prada said that participating in today's "debate about women" had been her inspiration for the season. Perhaps more than any other major luxury fashion house, Prada is a label about ideas, and this season there seems to be, to my mind, a disconnect in that area. Miu Miu's concept on the other hand, fits well with the brand's "little sister" identity and the Spring 2014 collection, which told quirky, coming-of-age story. Miu Miu.
Prada — The label produced three tight, self-contained silent narratives, differentiating stories with props and stage direction.
Miu Miu — The video's fast cuts and the delirious, enthralling performances of its stars result in a piece that's rich with mood.
Winner? Miu Miu's campaign is stellar, but Prada's is the one that's likely to be remembered for seasons to come. Prada.
Prada — one / Tie — one / Miu Miu — two
It was close, but I would rather Miu Miu.