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Dao-Yi Chow Says the New DKNY Girl Is All Grown Up

DKNY Fall 2015

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DKNY is set to bow its Spring 2016 offering next week and it is one of the hottest tickets in town as it will be the very first collection from new creative directors Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow. It will be the culmination of all the changes the label has been going through, heralding a new era for the brand that debuted back in 1989. And this new side of DKNY isn’t going to cater to the kids; Chow and Osborne aren’t looking to dress the DKNY girl. As the pair told WWD, they’re interested in dressing grown women.

“The trajectory for the DKNY girl is that she had been getting younger and younger — and younger,” Chow said. “But it didn’t feel authentic to what the brand was, it was too young; it was just too young for us. The modern woman we envision has just started getting into her own in terms of career, starting a family, her life is multilayered with different dimensions. When you’re young, it’s not as complex. For us, those complexities and those dimensions are the interesting pieces in determining what she wants to wear.”

Also on the list of changes is, naturally, the logo, which will be newly rendered in Franklin Gothic lettering, with two blocks on the side. Of course, we can’t wait to see what Chow and Osborne have dreamed up for this season and what the label will look like under their direction. Something tells us their new vision fro DKNY won’t disappoint.

[via WWD]

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Caitlyn Jenner Doesn’t Mind If You Dress Like Her for Halloween

Caitlyn Jenner Halloween

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Of all the pop culture references we’re dreading seeing turned into a Halloween costume, Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover tops the list. Her coming out was an enormous cultural moment and an important one for transgender visibility in our society, and it will be a shame to see it mocked by a bunch of beer-splattered, mouth breathing bros stumbling about town in ivory bustiers, their leg hair on full display. But it seems the one person such a costume would offend – Ms. Jenner herself — couldn’t care less.

“I’m in on the joke,” she told Matt Lauer in an interview with Today. “I don’t think it’s offensive at all. I know the community does and they’ve got a lot of criticism for doing it. I think it’s great,” she said with a laugh. Her only qualm? “They could have a better-looking outfit for ’em. We could have done my own costume! I mean, that was a serious bustier on the cover of Vanity Fair.”

It sure was. Sadly, we don’t think anyone will wear it better than Caitlyn.

[via E!]

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Taylor Swift Is Instagram’s New Queen

Peasants, it’s time to get on bended knee and bow to your new Instagram overlord. Late last month, Kim Kardashian was announced as the most followed celebrity on Instagram, beating out Beyoncé for what is likely the first and only time in her life. But the reality TV star barely had time to bask in the glory, now that her crown has been effectively snatched by newly-minted feminist Taylor Swift.


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The singer currently boasts 45.6 million followers on Instagram, while Kardashian remains at a steady 45.5. Queen Bey still stands at 45 million followers, which is more than enough. Taylor Swift is one of the most popular celebrities out there, so it’s no surprise that her Instagram page would reflect that. Besides, what red-blooded human being doesn’t like browsing through images of a girl who is best friends with almost every celebrity that ever walked the earth, including Jesus Christ and the Loch Ness Monster? 

[ Witness Taylor Swift’s Total Street Style Transformation This Year ]

[via Grazia]

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Lisa Hyde’s The Bachelor S3, Ep 13 Low-Down: Fashion Fails, Intruder Behaviour and Sucky Attitudes

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Photo: Supplied

Whose parents will Sam meet? It’s the last group date at a Sydney beach house, and, well, doesn’t Sam look cute in his tartan shirt and vest?

Guess who’s first up? Yep, it’s Lana. But will she come first? That’s the real question. What do we all think about Lana, the “intruder”, if you will?

Is it fair that she has come in at this late stage? Does she have the right to be there? Nina doesn’t think so, but I, on the other hand, don’t think it wouldn’t even matter if she came in on the very last week. Everyone deserves love and should have an equal right to love. What do you all think? (more…)

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Insta-Star Mimi Elashiry Launches Swimwear Line

Photo courtesy of Glue Store

Photo courtesy of Glue Store

It’s official: the Instagirls of the world are taking over in more ways than one. Boho babe Mimi Elashiry is an example of someone who is cleverly using her social influence to kickstart her very own designing career.

With over 772,000 Instagram followers, there’s no better time than now for the pocket-rocket to capitalise on her Insta-fame and show the world just how multidimensional she really is. She’s doing so by launching a swimwear line in collaboration with Glue Store, the same retailer she’s been an ambassador for, over the past 12 months. (more…)

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Robyn Lawley Named the Face of European Fashion Brand

Robyn Lawley announced as face of Couchel

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Australian model Robyn Lawley is keeping herself very busy as a model. swimwear designer and new mum, especially now that she’s been named the new face of Spanish womenswear label Couchel.

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Robyn’s new role was unveiled during a media call she attended yesterday, September 8, in Madrid. A poster woman for body acceptance and diversity, Robyn is the perfect fit for the affordable label, which stocks sizes beyond the standard retailer’s range. 

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The 26-year-old’s sophisticated outfit also proved she is the perfect role model, wearing a white sleeveless coat over tailored capri pants and teamed with nude peep-toe heels, looking all-class for the announcement.

UPDATE: Though it has been widely reported that Robyn is the new face of Couchel, Bella Management, which represents Robyn, has informed us that the model is only attending the event and opening the runway show and has not been named the new face of the brand.