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Barbie Is Having the Best Fashion Week Ever

Mattel has fully committed itself to carving out Barbie’s space in the fashion world (though let’s be real, she already had one) with its new Barbie Fashionistas line and well-curated Instagram account, showing the doll in all manner of stylish outfits, bopping around town with her equally fresh mutiethnic girl squad – in flats no less.


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Barbie’s sartorial adventures continue this fashion week with Harper’s Bazaar, for which the doll is guest editing (along with ShopBazaar). Of course, Barbie is stunting on her Instagram in a number of shoppable designer looks for the occasion. A tweedy jacket dress by Sonia Rykiel, black and white printed Tibi crop top and culottes, a black ruffle skirt from Jason Wu – all looks that live women would kill to wear. Ah, the life of a fashion doll.


At the @Instagram offices in New York with the lovely @evachen212! #nyfw #barbie #barbiestyle

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But perhaps the most adorable ‘gram yet came yesterday, straight from Instagram’s offices, where we see Barbie posing with Eva Chen – or at least Eva Chen’s doll likeness. Either way, it is really, really cute and we can’t wait to see more. (more…)

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Mansur Gavriel Debuts First Shoe Collection and New Bag Silhouettes

At the CFDA Awards, handbag design duo Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel let it slip that they would be adding shoes to their label and yesterday, at the brand’s Spring 2016 presentation, we got to see the design house’s first attempt at footwear in full.

Mansur Gavriel debuted a range of four new bag styles (can we talk about those circular bags? perfection) along with four shoe styles that come in five different heel heights. The suede gems echoed the minimalist elegance the house is known for. Mansur and Gavriel did not shy away from color either – as is appropriate for spring, the shoes came in bright red and pretty pastel colors, but there are also neutral tones available.



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For a shoe debut, we couldn’t help but feel a little underwhelmed. Yes, the colors are pretty and the footwear is wearable and chic, but we’re not sure if they’re as groundbreaking for us as the brand’s handbags, which season after season fail to disappoint. While we have no doubts these will sell like hotcakes (the Mansur Gavriel hype is real, friends) we have to admit we were left feeling a little meh about these. 

[via @mansurgavriel, Grazia]

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Link Buzz: The Kardashian-Jenners Launch Websites, Jeremy Scott Busts a Move in Moschino’s Fall 2015 Video

Jeremy Scott 

It was so cold that our faces literally wouldn’t allow us to smile.

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  • Oh, Kendall, Kylie and Khloé also launched their websites today. [@KendallJenner, @khloekardashian, @kyliejenner]
  • Jeremy Scott is clearly not dancing to the same song we’re listening to in this Moschino Fall 2015 video. [Moschino YouTube]
  • Whitney Houston’s hologram is going on tour. [BBC]
  • New York Fashion Week makes NYC almost a billion dollars. [Details]
  • Here’s what it would look like if Romy and Michele had an Instagram account. [The Gloss
  • These leaked Ashley Madison passwords are everything. [Jezebel]
  • Jane Birkin is satisfied with Hermes’ investigation looking into the unethical treatment of crocodiles on its suppliers’ factory farms. [Vogue UK]

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Rachel McAdams Leaves Us Feeling Underwhelmed in Zimmermann

Photo: WENN

Photo: WENN

We love Zimmermann, obviously, because, well, it’s amazing, but Rachel McAdams’ take on the Australian label points it towards a completely different market.

Stepping out for Jason Reitman’s Live Read Photocall at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, Rachel wore a white-lace midi number by Zimmermann and we’re feeling totally confused.

Usually when we see Zimmermann on celebrities and fashion bloggers alike, we find ourselves admiring the whimsical and boho beauty of it all, but for this event it just seems a little out of place.

The minimal hair, makeup and accessories give no extra oomph to the delicate piece, and are maybe just a little bit too polished for the daytime look.

Do you think it seems more suited for a picnic with the girls rather than the red carpet? Let us know in the comments below.

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Karolina Kurkova’s Ethereal Beauty Shines on Vogue Portugal’s October Cover (Forum Buzz)

Vogue Portugal occasionally becomes a topic of discussion in our forums, especially after successfully managing to impress with a Gisele Bündchen reprint back in June. The title has been in and out of favor since then, but is now back in our good graces with the release of its October 2015 edition. Portuguese Vogue tapped Czech beauty Karolina Kurkova and enlisted the photographic expertise of Marcin Tyszka for the cover shoot, in which Karolina dons a Magda Butrym dress teamed with a hat from Maison Michel. Major kudos for producing an original shoot!

Vogue Portugal October 2015 Karolina Kurkova by Marcin Tyszka


Forum members were delighted with the outcome. “The one and only KK. I love this cover! The colors, Karolina, everything works together. I love seeing Karolina in simple photographs like this one. Well done Vogue Portugal!” congratulated Aizanara straight away.

“This is a beautiful cover. It’s so good to see KK!!!” raved thatsfierce.

Also giving the cover a rave review was happycanadian: “I am FLOORED by this image. She looks so pure and ethereal or something. It’s a very unique and striking image of KK. I love when she’s shot like this, just showing off her own singular beauty. Really love this cover. This will totally pop on the newsstand!”

“Very well done indeed, Vogue Portugal does good sometimes and this is it. Karolina looks amazing and the skin, hair, makeup and styling work with the theme, I like it. The cover lines and colors also match and it’s a good combo I feel. I will be interested in reading her interview actually,” Bertrando3 added.

Benn98 was feeling it, too, applauding, “Wow, impressive, they’ve done good here! I’ve been liking their covers a lot this year. This looks tremendous. I hate not being able to understand Portuguese because the cover feature sounds interesting.”

Check out a preview of the cover story and join the conversation here.