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Anthony Vaccarello Is the New Creative Director for Versus

Image: Imaxtree

Image: Imaxtree

It looks like Anthony Vaccarello’s first turn designing for Versus’ Spring 2015 collection went over well as he’s just been appointed the new creative director for the label. In what seems like a perfect pairing – Vaccarello’s sultry aesthetic fits right in with the Versace/Versus canon – the designer says he will continue to create pieces true to the label, drawing inspiration from the 90s. Last season, Vaccarello showed a parade of saucy LBDs, so we’re expecting the sexpot factor to continue. 

Vaccarello is expected to show his first collection for Versus as creative director for Fall 2015, heading up both men’s and women’s offerings. But don’t mark your calendars yet; the designer says the show will not follow the fashion calendar and that the collection’s debut will come as a surprise. 

We can’t wait to see his next work for Versus – whenever it finally arrives.

[via WWD]

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Yes! Target Is Launching a Plus-Sized Line

Target has heard the cries of its plus-sized fans and is making a dedicated effort to provide more stylish clothing options to larger women with the launch of the Ava & Viv clothing line. In recent months, the retailer has been taken to task for its lack of plus-sized clothing. This is Target fixing that problem.


BLOG UPDATE | Target Headquarters Visit & details on the new #AVAandVIV collection to arrive @TargetStyle

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The line will be available for women sizes 14W to 26W and X to 4X. Target is hoping to make a firm grab in the lucrative plus market. Plus-sized women often complain about the lack of stylish choices and this line is catering to larger women who want something fashion-forward. Target tapped plus-sized bloggers GabiFresh, Chastity Garner and Nicolette Mason to pose for the line’s lookbook. The collection will include everything from basic tops to outerwear, denim, shorts, swimwear and more at prices ranging from $10 to $79.99. 

Back in August, Garner penned a scathing blog post about the retailer and the fact that its Altuzarra collection did not include larger sizes. She called for a boycott of Target, saying she wouldn’t shop there as long as it ignored the plus customer, though it appears she’s changed her mind with this new endeavor.

As of late, the retailer has been making a conscious effort to expand its plus offering — the forthcoming Lilly Pulitzer collaboration includes plus options, but those will only be available online. Blogger Sarah Conley took issue with the availability of the collection, saying, “Target hasn’t turned this great corner to be inclusive. No, they are doing just enough to pacify us.” She pleaded with the retailer, “We’re not asking for something different or special, we just want a seat at the table. Is including the majority of American consumers (60% in case you haven’t seen the recent retail market studies) too much to ask for?” It looks like that seat just opened up.

Ava & Viv is due to hit stores February 22.

[via WWD]

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Anna Ewers Returns for Alexander Wang’s Electrifying Spring 2015 Campaign (Forum Buzz)

It’s no wonder Alexander Wang’s new favorite model is Anna Ewers; she’s basically everywhere you turn in the fashion industry, from the cover of Vogue Paris’ February issue to fronting a number of other advertising campaign this season. The German model returns as the face of Wang’s Spring 2015 collection, having previously modeled jeans for his spring denim campaign. Going in a completely different direction, Anna is captured on top of a party bus complete with disco lights and a buzzing energy as she sports Wang’s latest wares. Models Binx Walton, Dylan Xue, Lexi Boling, Sarah Brannon and Vanessa Moody are set to join the party once the ads break inside various fashion titles.

Ad Campaign Alexander Wang Spring 2015 Anna Ewers


Are our forum members going to rain on Alexander Wang’s parade? “This is fantastic. Most of the campaigns this season have been so stoic and pretentious. It’s nice to see this style of photography as opposed to a cheapo studio shoot,” raved GivenchyHomme.

“Oh wow, this is so different!! Anna looks great too. I’m looking forward to Binx and Vanessa,” added Benn98, also in the mood for the campaign.

“Love Love Love! Anna kills it again. Looking forward to seeing the others,” shared an excited Mody, echoing everyone’s positive sentiments.

Nepenthes seemed up for it too: “This is what I want to see in advertising. Original, striking and impactful imagery! Plus, I’m so happy for Anna! And yay for Sarah Brannon!”

Also loving the campaign was zacatecas570 who enthused, “This looks great! I can’t wait to see more of this. I always love Steven + Wang and Anna’s team.”

“This makes up for her Vogue Paris cover!” declared Elite13.

Are you going to join the party? Await the full campaign inside the thread and share your opinion here.

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An Almost-Nude Sam Frost Covers Maxim Australia

Alright, it’s time we embrace it: The Bachelor‘s Sam Frost isn’t going anywhere. In fact, she’s now smack-bang on the cover of Maxim Australia for its February 2015 issue, and, although we’re lovers of fashion, the jilted bachelorette wears just a bangle and bikini bottoms for the glossy.


That’s right, she’s topless. Because what better way is there to say, “F*** you, Bachie,” than to pose topless on a major men’s mag? We can’t think of one…

But topless isn’t so unfamiliar for the 25-year-old blondie, who told the magazine that, during her time, many people have copped a flash of her upper lady parts.

“I couldn’t even count the amount of times my bikini top has awkwardly fallen off,” she explained. “A lot of people have seen my boobs, let’s just say that.”

And while hot-blooded men around Australia will be gawking at the cover every time they pass a newsagent, there’s a couple of boys who will have to slap a hand across their eyes before they’ll inevitably squeal the words “can’t unsee” for eternity. 

“I’ll have to tell my brothers to avoid the newsagents for the month as I don’t think they’ll be too happy about it,” she told Maxim Australia

To read the entire interview and see the full spread, be sure to pick up a copy of Maxim Australia‘s February issue. 

[Via Maxim Australia]

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Paris Hilton’s New Mate is a Barely-Legal Aussie Model

Paris Hilton has been getting close with Australian model Jordan Barrett during Milan Fashion Week, with the pair spotted looking cosy at Milan’s Just Cavalli club over the weekend.

The 33-year-old heiress was booked to DJ Just Cavalli’s event, but that didn’t stop her from spending time with the Gold Coast-born dreamboat, who, at 18, is almost half her age. 

A photo of Jordan’s arm around Paris was posted on both their Instagrams, plus another of the blonde socialite perched up to Jordan’s cheek for what looks like a sweet-nothings exchange or a sneaky face lick. (more…)

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Laura Dundovic Dropped From Myer

2015 isn’t off to a good start for model Laura Dundovic. who won’t stay on as an ambassador for Myer this year.

Laura Dundovic

Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty

Although Laura has been an ambassador of the department store for five years, starting in 2009 after representing Australia in Miss Universe, her contract expired last month and will not be re-signed.

A Myer spokesperson said in a statement, “We continually review our stable of Myer ambassadors to ensure optimal alignment with our customer base and our significant events and sponsorship program.”

They continued, “Laura was a valued ambassador over a five year period, representing the business across a broad range of fashion, racing, store and community events and we wish her all the best for the future.”

To add insult to the injury, TV presenter Lauren Phillips and model Jodi Anasta will continue trotting along with the department store, both recently re-signing to join Myer regulars Jennifer Hawkins, Kris Smith and Kate Peck.

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