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Style darling Olivia Palermo is bringing her eye to the world of footwear, lending her talents to the folks at Aquazzura by collaborating on a capsule collection due out late this summer. With the help of designer Edgardo Osorio, Olivia will launch a six-style range aptly dubbed Aquazzura x Olivia Palermo. According to WWD, the collection seems to have come about organically, as Osorio mentions that Olivia was already pretty much the brand’s “unofficial ambassador,” on account of how often she’s been spied wearing its shoes. It makes sense then, that she would be tapped to design for the brand.
The range is set to hit shelves come September 12, with plans to roll out the range in department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Holt Renfrew. If you’re not a brick-and-mortar type, the collection will also be available at Net-a-Porter. From the collection, expect slick, over-the-knee boots, sparkly jeweled sandals, booties, pumps and even a pair of gladiators. According to Olivia, prices for the pieces are meant to be reasonable, but what’s reasonable to someone who typically spends $600 to $1,625 on a pair of shoes might not be the same for your average Joe whose monthly rent falls into that price range.
“Everything is so expensive these days and you still want to have things that you can find and have quality and the design aesthetic and be happy,” she told WWD.
These shoes must be super high-quality. Sounds like now’s a good time to start saving up your precious dollars for this collection…
Ruby Rose and her fiancee Phoebe Dahl attended the 40th Annual San Diego Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival over the weekend, wearing bright androgynous threads from the pair’s upcoming new range. “Hello PRIDE @faircloth_supply and I in our home made costumes… from our upcoming range!!” Ruby revealed on her Instagram account.
Granddaughter to beloved children’s author Roald Dahl, Phoebe already owns Faircloth & Supply, the ethical fashion label under which the new range is expected to fall. The collection has been dubbed Faircloth Lane and from what we’ve seen so far, it features extremely loud prints on unisex suiting.
The pieces seem to be going down a pretty different direction to Faircloth & Supply’s current offering, which sticks to a neutral colour palette and soft, delicate cuts with pieces like feminine peplum swing tops and drop-crotch, plaid linen pants.
But the loved-up pair who met just six months ago are making waves for more than their wardrobe choices at the moment. According to Ruby’s Instagram, the 28-year-old “called Phoebe up against her will” in the middle of her DJ set and publicly kissed her fiancee in front of 300,000 festival-goers. The “magic moment” was captured, and luckily for the budding designers, they were wearing the new label while doing it.
It should come as no surprise that Kendall Jenner has scored one of the covers of LOVE‘s Fall 2014 issue. Editor-in-chief of the British biannual glossy, Katie Grand, has made it quite clear from the very start that she’s a huge fan of the reality TV star turned high-fashion model. She previously styled Kendall for a spread inside the June/July 2014 edition of French Vogue, allowed the 18-year-old to take over the magazine’s Instagram account and now welcomes her as a cover star of LOVE‘s 12th issue. Photographed by David Sims, Kendall bares all while wearing nothing but a fur headpiece as she holds her hands up to her face.
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Thus far, there are three covers which have been posted inside the thread on our forums. Kendall snagged cover one, Adriana Lima is photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for the second and Juergen Teller shot Amy Adams for the third. None of the covers are sitting well with forum members. “AWFUL cover. I wanted to collect all LOVE‘s issues but if the content is as putrid as this cover, I’ll pass,” wrote VogueDisciple93.
“I hope the other covers are a little bit better because these are just awful; everything from photography to styling to typography looks so amateur,” added Melancholybaby.
Stay tuned for the remaining covers and in the meantime, take a peek at the covers which have surfaced online so far by clicking here.
After Lara Stone fronted the previous issue, Toni Garrn covers this week’s edition of The Edit by Net-a-Porter. The German model takes to the seas with photographer David Bellemere, whom she’s posed with before on numerous occasions. For the cover shot, Toni is captured wearing a sweater by Bella Freud, bikini briefs from Heidi Klein and a hat from Maison Michel.
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The 22-year-old, who is currently dating actor Leonardo DiCaprio, also poses for a series of images inside the magazine. Stylist to the shoot, Maya Zepinic selected a range of casual summer pieces from Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Proenza Schouler and Oscar de la Renta. Included inside the new edition of The Edit is an interview conducted by Emily Cronin who discusses Toni’s modeling accomplishments.
The cover story with Toni has been posted inside The Edit by Net-a-Porter thread on our forums.
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Hermes artistic director for women’s ready-to-wear, Christophe Lemaire, is down to his last days at the helm of the label, with the announcement that the 49-year-old designer is leaving his post at the luxury French brand. Lemaire held his position at Hermes since 2010. While we’re not 100 percent sure of all the reasons behind the departure, WWD suggests that Lemaire might be looking to spend more time on his namesake label: “Working for Hermès has been a great pleasure: a profoundly enriching experience on both a human and professional level,” he said of his departure. “I am proud of what we have built together. My own label is growing in an important way and I now really want and need to dedicate myself to it fully.”
Of course, with Lemaire out, we can expect a bit of speculation on a likely successor (The New York Times has already started asking questions). But for now, the designer will finish up his last collection for the label for the Spring 2015 season, which is due to bow at Paris Fashion Week in October. We wager Lemaire’s swan song collection will be a hot ticket that week. But one thing is clear — this is a very interesting time for the house of Hermes, and the world will certainly be watching to see what happens next.
Hot off the heels of her American Vogue cover, Lupita Nyong’o‘s snagged herself yet another featured spot on a major ladymag, this time posing like a BAWSE for ELLE France’s July 2014 issue. Let’s just say it, Ms. Lupita is totally DRAKEing here. And for those not familiar with the lyrical stylings of Aubrey Graham, “Drake stands for Do Right And Kill Everything.” Probably not hard to do when you’re the most beautiful woman IN THE WORLD.
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And yeah, she’s totally killing it. Dressed in a dandelion yellow Giambattista Valli couture gown, the actress strikes a joyful pose as a well-placed fan blows up the back of her dress. It’s definitely an arresting image and certainly captures the mood of summer.
I don’t think it’s possible to describe this shot with any word other than “perfect.” Brava, ELLE France!
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