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Alannah Hill’s New Design Team Launches Spring 2014 Collection

The iconic Australian fashion label Alannah Hill launched its Spring 2014 collection on Wednesday, August 27, with a runway show at a swanky club in Melbourne called Ms Collins. It was a big night for the brand and its new design team, which includes Creative Director Dimitria Papafotiou. She has big shoes to fill — the label’s founder, Alannah Hill, lost the rights to the company back in October 2013. Confusing, we know.

In the lead-up to the event, the high-end label wrote to its Facebook page, “See the Alannah Hill legacy transform into an exciting new era of fashion.” So we can expect some big changes in the designs Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Courtney Love, Nicole Kidman and Kylie Minogue have grown to love. (more…)

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Will You Be Wearing Coloured Lipstick This Liptember?

Liptember women's mental health

Photo: Imaxtree

We know it can be a bit nerve-wracking to rock a bold lip. But this September, there’s a great cause encouraging you to jump aboard the courageous beauty trend. Liptember is taking place to start the conversation about mental health issues and raise the much-needed funds for research and support programs. With so many women facing mental health issues which arise from things like new parenting, anxiety, depression and relationship troubles, it’s definitely an initiative you’ll want to support.

Just visit your local Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist, My Beauty Spot or Fernwood Fitness and buy an official Liptember lipstick for just $4.95. There’s a range of rainbow-coloured shades to choose from, and it’s a quirky and effective way to bring public attention to a significant issue. 


Photo: Liptember


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Link Buzz: Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga Front H&M Holiday Campaign, Olivier Rousteing Does the #IceBucketChallenge

Image: Getty Images

Image: Getty Images

  • Rumor has it that eBay is planning on buying ASOS. [The Independent]
  • Harper’s Bazaar booked Lady Gaga to perform at its fancy New York Fashion Week party at the Plaza. [WWD]
  • Benefit Cosmetics tapped none other than Bon Qui Qui to cover Montell Jordan‘s 90s hit, “This Is How We Do It,” but some people are calling the video racist. You be the judge. [For Harriet]
  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have teamed up to front H&M‘s holiday campaign. [WWD]
  • Ridiculously good-looking designer Olivier Rousteing does the #IceBucketChallenge, and we can’t stop watching his fine self get soaked over and over again. [@Olivier_Rousteing]
  • Rent the Runway’s brick-and-mortar Flatiron location is now under construction. [@eye4style]
  • Band of Outsiders cancelled its New York Fashion Week show. [WWD]
  • Yohji Yamamoto designed the uniforms for Real Madrid’s soccer team. [The New York Times
  • Lara Stone‘s new commercial for Calvin Klein is predictably sexy. [YouTube
  • Instagram just got a little more intense. The social media platform just released Hyperlapse, which allows you to time-lapse your videos. [Re / code]
  • Seven styles from Olivia Palermo‘s shoe collection with Aquazzura are now shoppable. [Popsugar Fashion]

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Zara Comes Under Fire Over Controversial ‘Star of David’ Kids’ T-Shirt

Image: Zara

Image: Zara

Someone’s really got to talk to the design team over at Zara because lately, the retailer has been pissing everyone off with some questionable T-shirts. Earlier this month, it sparked outrage for producing a tee that read “White Is The New Black.” Several annoyed customers called the shirt, at worst, racist, at best, problematic. Of course, no one’s sure if Zara was trying to make a racial statement with the piece (the brand probably wasn’t), but at the very least, it should have predicted that some folks might not take too kindly to that slogan. Simple oversight could have prevented that debacle. 

But it looks like the retailer still has not learned its lesson. Zara’s coming under fire once again for another top, this one made for children. The retailer unveiled a kids’ striped T-shirt boasting a yellow sheriff star appliqué. Unfortunately, too many customers thought the flourish looked more like the Star of David, which is understandable considering the word “Sheriff” is only barely visible if you look very, very closely. 

Critics of the shirt say it too closely resembles the uniforms Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis during the Holocaust. The only difference here is that the stripes are horizontal, whereas the uniforms from the 40s had vertical ones. Now, one look at the shirt could have given the folks at Zara a clue that perhaps this design was not the most prudent to produce, but you know what they say about common sense… (more…)

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Lancôme Teams with Sephora Staff to Create Exclusive Packaging

The winning design created by Alyssa Steinhubl from Edmonton's Kingsway Mall Sephora.

The winning design created by Alyssa Steinhubl from the Kingsway Mall Sephora in Edmonton.

When you think of Paris, dream-like visions of elegance and romance pop to mind. And no one knows this better than Lancôme. In the spirit of celebrating the holiday season, the beauty giant has created three limited-edition To Paris with Lancôme holiday gift sets featuring exclusive packaging designed by one of Sephora’s talented artists. (more…)

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