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Mob Wives and 90s Teen Spirit Inspire Beaufille Summer Jewellery

I remember glimpsing Beaufille’s glimmering nuggets of jewellery at last season’s Toronto Fashion Week. While the pieces were dainty and delectable, it seems they were overshadowed a little by the clothing, which makes me think it’s high time we revisited the line before fall takes over.

The label itself is founded by two Toronto-based sisters, Chloe and Parris Gordon, who are skilled in the art of fusing femininity with rock 'n' roll culture. That much is evident in their Spring/Summer 2014 range, which features eye-catching designs with understated accents. The twosome divides the creative work evenly, with Chloé concentrating on clothing and Parris overseeing jewellery and accessories, a task she is evidently skilled in.

Beaufille spring.summer 2014 jewellery

The current lineup, which was reportedly inspired by the renaissance and mob wives (not the Staten Island reality kind) includes pieces like The Don necklace (number 3 above) with a cross pattern inspired by old-timey flora and fauna; The Doll Parts necklace with its emblems, gemstone and metal beats (4); the darling Castle ring with its quirky turrets (2); and the amazing Rocco cocktail ring (1), which features a hidden compartment that contains an upside down set topaz. As a November baby, it's naturally my favourite.

Everything is ultra edgy and, while I do detect a throwback 90s vibe with the crosses and oxidized brass, it’s still all very fresh and offers a great mix of the modern and historic for today’s renaissance gal. Prices swing widely on the spectrum between $65 for a simple ring, $100 for the Teen Spirit ear cuff (number 5 above, an ode to Nirvana no doubt) and up to $785 for The Don necklace, which you can find at stockists in Canada and the U.S.

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Natalie Westling Shows a Little Skin for the Marc Jacobs Beauty Fall 2014 Campaign

Marc jacobs beauty campaign fall 2014


Marc Jacobs Beauty has just dropped the cosmetics brand's Fall 2014 campaign, and it's a goodie. Photographed by David Simons, rising star Natalie Westling is shown with an electric blue smoky eye and pale, pale skin. Although the bright, shimmery eye makeup looks striking together with the her dark red hair, Westling's skin is what stands out most about this ad. 

The model is photographed with what appears to be a light dusting of foundation or powder — some may even be blended onto her lips — but apart from that, her skin is pretty much naked. Whatever retouching was done on this image, it must have been minimal, because you can practically see Westling's pores! It's almost NSFW. 

As tFSer Nepenthes put it, "I appreciate the fact that you can see her skin texture, unlike so many other beauty campaigns." 

Marc jacobs beauty campaign fall 2014 closeup


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Internet is #NotHappy with the Feathered Headdress Pharrell Wears on the Cover of ELLE UK

pharrell native american headdress elle magazine cover

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In ELLE UK's own words, as quoted by IndianCountryNews (the copy has since been revised): "We persuaded ELLE Style Award winner Pharrell to trade his Vivienne Westwood mountie hat for a native American feather headdress in his best ever shoot."

Best ever? Nope, not even close. The whole Internet has spent years begging the fashion industry to pleeeasse stop treating feathered headdresses like 'it' accessories, but the message still hasn't gotten through. This time, though, the outrage has a hashtag: #NotHappy, riffing on the performer's popular hit, "Happy." The fashion industry loves hashtags; maybe now they'll #finally take notice?

Some of the Tweets:


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Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott Photograph Second La Perla Ad Campaign (Forum Buzz)

After photographing Cara Delevingne, Malgosia Bela and Liu Wen for the S/S 2014 campaign, Turkish duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott are back shooting La Perla's Fall 2014 ads. Liu Wen is rumored to also be returning for the brand's new campaign, but Delevingne and Bela have been replaced by models Daria Strokous and Mariacarla Boscono. Both girls aren't strangers to the lens of Mert & Marcus; Mariacarla has shot numerous fashion stories and campaigns with the duo and Daria shot Gucci's Pre-Fall campaign back in 2013.

Ad Campaign La Perla Mert & Marcus


"Daria's sex appeal grows on me this time. She embodied sexy in her particular way," comments LRlovesDaria.

Anlabe32 seemed shocked at how well both girls embodied the lingerie aesthetic: "Lovely campaign. Both women aren't exactly mainstream lingerie models, but they do look sophisticated sexy here."

"Totally. These images are stunning. I wouldn't really recognize Daria's as a lingerie campaign right away, but she does look very glamorous and sexy. And MCB looks hot, too. Very nice. Great casting and great concept, I love it!" replied Psylocke.

"In love with La Perla campaigns. Great casting! It's very sexy, tasteful and the models look spectacular! I mean…Wow," enthused fashionlover2001.

Ad Campaign La Perla F/W 14.15 Mert & Marcus


Who's your favorite? Check out the thread and share your opinion with the thread here.

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Vogue Italia’s June Cover with Adriana Lima ‘Doesn’t Look Exciting’ (Forum Buzz)

She shoots, she scores! Adriana Lima just landed herself her first cover of Vogue Italia (almost hard to believe considering this is her 10th Vogue cover). The Brazilian model is seen posing before a classic grey studio backdrop, lensed by Steven Meisel. Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele styled Lima in a Gucci dress with an ironic Patricia Field 'Vogue' hat with matching sleeves and gloves.

Vogue Italia June 2014 Adriana Lima Steven Meisel


Not everyone's in the mood for celebration as most members of theFashionSpot forums were left underwhelmed…

"Yayyy for Adriana but I'm unsure about the cover. It leaves me cold," commented fluxx.

"This doesn't look exciting," shared quangthinh.

Srdjan wasn't shouting from the rooftops either: "BAD. What I hate the most is Vogue on her cap. Everything else is tolerable," he added.

Avogardo made reference to Linda Evangelista's cover from February 2002 and wrote, "When compared with the amazing Linda cover, this is flat…but not that bad, her eyes look gorgeous."

"I'm just not feeling it. Adriana is a very striking woman, but she looks lifeless here. This, too, reminds me of that badass Linda cover," agreed Elfinkova.

However, opinions are starting to change with DutchHomme posting: "Finally, something memorable for Vogue Italia. A stunning topmodel looking flawless and the styling fits this month perfectly! Adriana Lima's wish to be on the cover for Vogue Italia finally has come true."

Whilst the energy may not be pumped up to the max in the cover shot, the behind-the-scenes video holds promise for the main cover story. Check out the video and join the discussion here.

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Karl Lagerfeld is Getting Sued by New Balance for Almost-Identical ‘K’ Sneakers

For those of you who thought Karl Lagerfeld's namesake "K" sneakers looked a lot like the kicks New Balance has been putting out since forever, you're not alone. The athletic shoe company also thinks Lagerfeld's kicks are a little too similar to its own designs. TMZ has obtained a lawsuit New Balance has against Lagerfeld, claiming that his sneakers, though emblazoned with a "K" and not an "N" will cause brand confusion since they are so similar. 

New Balance even noted that fashion bloggers are noticing the similarities, citing a post from titled, "Wait, Did Karl Lagerfeld Just Knock Off New Balance Sneakers?" They argue that they've been making that style of shoe since the 70s, and although Lagerfeld's version will cost you about $360, surely he must have realized that he was creating a knockoff of the $105 shoe.

Uncle Karl's "K" trainers are definitely almost identical to the classic New Balance sneakers, so much so, that I can't help but wonder if the twin-like similarities were intentional. Designer parodies are definitely trending in fashion (just ask Brian Lichtenberg) so perhaps Karl's shoe was a high-end version of the trend. Either way, he's going to have to answer to the judge on this one.

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