Admit it, you haven’t exactly been enthralled by the July covers of your favorite magazines. Vogue Netherlands is trying to offer a bit of excitement by handing Dutch beauty Nimue Smit her first-ever Vogue cover (hard to believe after she got her big break starring in a Prada campaign back in 2009). Nimue was photographed by Marc de Groot, wearing a Philipp Plein dress for the occasion. We guess it’s better late than never and thankfully, it’s a strong cover.
Our critical forum members weren’t so sure at first. “It’s boring, it’s nothing,” declared HeatherAnne.
“Probably one of their better covers this year, but I loathe the dress. Must they write ‘new season’ with capitals, especially when in a sentence? I don’t recall this being the rule,” replied Benn98.
Soon, forum members became more receptive. “Nice to see Nimue featured on the cover, it’s nice,” noted justaguy.
GlamVal showed his support and admiration, too. “Beautiful cover, everything is peeerfect,” he enthused.
“So happy for her and I think this is Vogue Netherlands’ best cover yet,” hailed KateTheGreatest.
“This is actually one of the best covers they’ve produced since they started. I love it. It just works. It’s fresh. Summery. And it’s sexy. Very very sultry,” agreed a satisfied MON.
Forum member littlekiki echoed the same sentiments, writing, “So happy for Nimue, she deserved a Vogue cover way earlier than this!”
Let us know what you think by dropping us a comment here.
As the first wave of the Fall 2015 advertising campaigns start to roll out, Marc Jacobs unveiled the campaign for his latest fragrance called Decadence. Starring Adriana Lima, the newly-released images are a far cry from Chanel‘s playful advert for Chance Eau Vive. Jacobs enlisted Steven Meisel to lens the images, which feature the Brazilian beauty gnawing on part of the bottle.
Forum members are less than impressed with the outcome, however. “Her poses don’t help this campaign, I hate this preview,” declared burbuja8910 right away, setting the tone of the whole thread.
“Looks like a series of stills from a horror movie,” tigerrouge added.
Also not feeling it was Thefrenchy, pointing out, “I thought the perfume was called ‘Decadence’ not ‘Eau de Vulgarity…'”
“Boring. She looks awkward, not sexy,” noted la veronika.
Nomar agreed that the campaign was a bit lackluster. “I don’t know how I feel about this. Her strong eye makeup really draws your attention and detracts from the product itself,” he noticed.
Yet there were a couple supporters in the mix. “I really like. When you have a beauty like Adriana and a master like Meisel, you don’t need much else. I do get the ‘decadence’ feel from it, it’s not literal. She’s just having a moment with herself and the bottle, which looks so cool with the bag design,” gazebo shared.
“Love! I really like the bottle design too. Hope there’s more,” anticipated vivaglam.
Are you a fan and will you be rushing out to take a whiff? Drop us a comment here.
Image: Jem and the Holograms
While 80s babies are lamenting the watered-down remake of Jem and the Holograms, Sephora and Manic Panic are turning an unfortunate situation around with the magic of cosmetics. Both brands are launching collections inspired by the movie, but it sounds like they’ll capture the kitschy spirit of the original 80s TV show better than the remake.
On tap for Sephora is a four-piece makeup set which includes five shades of liquid lip color, an eyeshadow palette boasting 24 colors, flourescent pink lipstick and a compact. We’re already drooling. To match your bright makeup, Manic Panic is coming out with four hair dyes inspired by the radical colors of the Jem and the Holograms band.
The range is meant to hit stores this fall, so even if the Jem and the Holograms movie doesn’t have that campy feel we all know and love, at least you can look the part.
[via WWD, Hollywood Reporter]
Little Harper Beckham is following in the footsteps of her stylish mother Victoria Beckham — and all for a good cause. At Mary’s Living & Giving Shop in London today, 25 pieces of the three-year-old’s wardrobe went on sale to benefit Save the Children through a Fashion Saves Lives event at the boutique. Victoria curated the selection, which unsurprisingly sold out in minutes.
On sale were adorable dresses, skirts, tops and jackets, as well as an assortment of shoes, including tiny Dr. Martens and those charming Charlotte Olympia kitten flats. Naturally, there were designer labels galore – baby Beckham’s throwaways included pieces from Chloé, Stella McCartney, Gucci, Roksanda Ilincic and more. While most of the items were sold at the boutique, a very special embellished pink frock is up for auction and will be available to bid upon until June 28.
Victoria isn’t the only celebrity selling her children’s clothes for charity. There is a dedicated eBay shop boasting kid’s items from the offspring of Melanie C, Kate Moss, Fearne Cotton, Ozwald Boateng and more. So, if you want to give your little one a taste of kiddie celeb style, head over to eBay and start bidding!
[via Reuters, Save the Children]
We’ve been deprived of Steven Meisel after his sudden departure at Vogue Italia, but Miu Miu has come to the rescue with its intriguing Fall 2015 advertising campaign. Meisel, along with Maddison Brown, Hailey Gates, Mia Goth and Stacy Martin, went out into the bustling streets of New York City during rush hour to capture these images, and we’re in love!
The forums erupted the minute the images surfaced. “This is by far one of Meisel’s best campaigns in years. I love the over the top excess, it feels fresh. Fashion needs to stop taking itself so seriously. I have not been disappointed with the campaigns so far. Hopefully this trend will continue!” applauded GivenchyHomme.
“Ha, this is amazing!” MulletProof added.
Also in awe was dior_couture1245: “These are absolutely gorgeous. So different from what we are used to seeing in campaigns these days. So breathtaking.”
“Love it so much!!! This looks fresh. Loving everything, it’s much better than last season,” said thatsfierce.
Iconolast agreed: “This is out of this world, some of the best campaign work ever. Meisel at his very best.”
RaisinBoy was quick to show his love, too. “I have to say I love this. I was really excited when Gucci came out, but it fails completely in comparison with Miu Miu. The campaign may be quite busy, but it is executed flawlessly. Sometimes the clothes aren’t really visible, but it makes me want to visit the shop even more.”
Check out more of Miu Miu’s campaign and come join the rush here.
COS Hong Kong, Image: Courtesy of COS
COS is finally coming to Canada. The mid-range subsidiary of H&M Group is set to open two brand new stores this fall and winter. A three-story location is planned for Toronto’s Bloor and Yonge Street neighbourhood in September where Aritzia, Zara and nearby Holt Renfrew have their flagship stores. To make an even bigger impact on the Canadian market, a second store on Montreal’s trendy Sainte-Catherine Street West will open this winter. Two additional Toronto locations – in Toronto Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Centre – are rumored to be next.
COS, short for Collection of Style, launched in London in 2007. The retailer currently has 121 stores across 26 countries.