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John Galliano on Getting Used to Sobriety

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Image: Getty

John Galliano’s fall and return to the fashion industry has been well-documented, but today we get another view of what the designer has been up to recently. Vogue visited Galliano as he was putting together his first collection for Maison Margiela at the house’s studio in Paris. 

During the visit, the designer notes that this is the first time in a long while that he’s attempting to live life and design without being under the influence of substances. “It’s great just being alive again… and every experience is new,” the designer said. “I’ve never done this sober before. And I have to keep reminding myself that it’s actually quite normal. It’s actually quite nice, John.”

Galliano also mentions that he found solace in teaching during his absence from the design scene. Four students from Central Saint Martins insisted on being under the tutelage of Galliano for a special program. The next year, four more students, three of which currently work with the designer at Margiela, signed on to work with him, which Galliano says gave him a release. “[It] stopped me worrying and thinking about myself. That’s part of the reason that I started to do it when I was coming out into the real world. It was fun sharing, and it was fun to talk to them about Modigliani and Lartigue—blank! nothing!—and we’re learning so much from each other.”

All in all, it sounds like Galliano has finally regained his footing, and we can’t wait to see what he does for the house next.

[via Vogue]

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John Frieda’s Hair Guru Shows How to Get the Sleekest Low Pony Ever

Some hairstyles will never go out of fashion and that includes the ponytail. It’s easy to execute and best of all, it lets you get on with your day without requiring too much maintenance. But not every ponytail is created equal, and while this is a classic hairstyle, it could always do with a chic update.

In this tutorial, the hair gurus at John Frieda offer some genius ideas on how to get a sleek, chic, red carpet-ready low pony — without the flyaways. Watch as John Frieda International Creative Consultant Harry Josh walks us through how to get the look at home.

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Cass Bird Photographs Saskia de Brauw for Vogue Korea’s March Cover (Forum Buzz)

Magazines are pulling out all the stops for the big spring fashion issues, tapping A-list stars and the hottest models to grace their covers. Vogue Korea is taking its March issue in stride, however, giving us a laid-back cover shot by Cass Bird. Saskia de Brauw poses nonchalantly, looking as though she was interrupted while hanging out at the beach. The Karl Lagerfeld favorite sports an embellished jacket, swimsuit and a pair of white socks with sandals (yes, really).

Vogue Korea March 2015 Saskia de Brauw Cass Bird


Members of our forums were sure to voice their opinions inside the thread. “I like the colors, it feels really fresh and appropriate for spring,” KateTheGreatest shared, oozing a positive attitude toward the cover.

TeeVanity was also feeling it. “Always nice to see Saskia, pure simplicity,” he posted.

“Saskia and Cass Bird are both awesome. Can’t wait to see more,” anticipated oliverhm. Are we in for a home run?

“I’m actually really [looking] forward to see[ing] the editorial. Excited about the Cass Bird Saskia combo. I like the cover photo, not so much with that layout though,” mistress f added.

The discussion soon went downhill. “It’s so lifeless. And I don’t like Saskia styling in that way,” narcyza stated.

Forum member kokobombon disapproved, “I don’t like it, it looks too bare.”

Are you a fan? Await the cover story and add your own two cents here inside our thread.

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Ariana Grande Delves Into Fragrance

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

You know what the world definitely doesn’t have enough of? Celebrity fragrances. And Ariana Grande is happy to add another one to the pot. The singer is launching a scent of her own for the first time, in partnership with LUXE Brands. Ariana says she’s always had an obsession with fragrance and though celebrities shilling the stuff isn’t anything new, the way Ms. Grande describes her love affair with perfume makes this new endeavor slightly more than a vanity project for her.

“I’m asked so often about which fragrance I’m wearing, or if I have a signature scent. I do have favorites, but I really want to create something that encompasses everything I love…which is why I am so excited to create my personal fragrance I can call my own,” she told WWD.

Ariana’s fragrance is due to hit shelves in September.

[via WWD]

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Riccardo Tisci on Being One of the First Designers to Accept Kim Kardashian

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Image: Getty

Designers may be scrambling to dress Kim Kardashian now, but there was a time when the fashion set turned up their noses at the thought of seeing the reality star in their clothes. These days, well…now we have Kim and her nearly exposed lady flower prancing about for LOVE magazine in Prada duds. But there is one designer who was always down for the reality star, partially because he was already homies with her husband. We are speaking, of course, of Riccardo Tisci, who explained to Details why he put her in his clothes when no one else would.

Tisci noted that at the time, Kim was accepted “by nobody. And she’s a sweet girl. And Kanye and me, we did it together. Every designer is dying to dress her now,” he said. “I didn’t care what people thought about Kim. In the beginning, I met her because of my respect for Kanye, and then I liked her a lot and we became friends. I got killed because of this. But I didn’t care. That is a friend, you see. And this is why, when they got married, they asked me to dress them.”

Thank you, Mr. Tisci, for your part in creating the Kimye fashion monster. 

[via Details]

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We Are Loving Erin O’Connor on the Cover of Hunger Magazine (Forum Buzz)

After unexpectedly making an appearance at the Marc Jacobs show during NYFW, Erin O’Connor lands a special collectors cover for Hunger‘s newest installment. The statuesque beauty from London sat for Rankin for a classic, timeless and elegant (just like Erin herself) portrait. Captured in black and white to create an even more dynamic shot, Erin worked the angles of her beautifully structured face, donning an extravagant hat created by Jean Paul Gaultier. Rankin (the founder of Hunger magazine) photographed a handful of other models for the remaining covers.

Hunger Magazine #8 Erin O'Connor Rankin


Our forum members have made it clear which cover is the most compelling. “Cool and powerful covers! Erin’s is totally different, more classical and even has a vintage vibe which is really nice,” admired Emmanuelle, starting us off on a positive note.

“Cool covers… but ERIN!” KissMiss echoed.

“I agree with them, Erin is too bad ass for pastels and fake smiles,” replied HeatherAnne.

Also full of appreciation was Galimatias: “I love Erin’s cover, it’s not very usual see her on covers nowadays.”

Forum member thatsfierce simply declared, “Erin’s cover is everything.” We agree!

Kobito proclaimed, “OMG Erin’s cover is a must-have! Her cover is just like the mother of the others, in a good way.”

See inside the thread to take a look at the other covers, check out some previews of Hunger‘s 8th issue and share your opinion here.

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