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Karl Lagerfeld Shoots Numéro’s September Covers, All Five of Them (Forum Buzz)

Numéro‘s September covers are the very latest to surface on our forums and are a total contrast from what the other publications have to offer. The magazine enlisted Karl Lagerfeld to photograph not one, but five covers for the all-important September issue. Models Sasha Luss, Lexi Boling and Maartje Verhoef were the mannequins of choice, shot in a 60s setup for each of the cover images. Sasha and Lexi both score two singular covers, while Maartje is seen only on the multi-girl cover (pictured below).

Numero September 2014 Karl Lagerfeld


The contents of the issue are steadily becoming available for viewing via our forums, thanks to our savvy members. The fashion stories consist of Greg Kadel photographing Sabrina Ioffreda, Eniko Mihalik posing for Stephane Sednaoui and of course, the cover story, which is lensed by Lagerfeld in his signature black and white style. Not to mention the remaining editorials, which are sure to be a hit.

“I really wish they [would] export Sasha’s cover (any of the two). The group shot is unfortunate, but I’m afraid that’s the one we’ll get in the international market,” worried Srdjan, who has clearly picked out his favorite.

A.D.C. showed enthusiasm for Lagerfeld leaving the business: “I do get sick of Karl. Can he retire already???”

There seems to be a lot regarding Karl’s retirement. Is he past his best? Everyone raves about his collections for Chanel, but his photographic skills leave a lot to be desired from most of our forum’s like-minded members.

To view the rest of the covers as well as the fashion stories from Numéro‘s September 2014 issue, check out the thread and voice your own opinion here.

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Net-a-Porter Presents a Poolside Fashion Show at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

The world’s premier online luxury retailer, Net-a-Porter, took part in the celebrations of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week on Thursday. Held at the award-winning Qualia Resort in the Whitsunday Islands, Net-a-Porter showcased its designer offerings with a poolside fashion show.

In true Net-a-Porter form, the outfits, modelled by the likes of Nicole Trunfio and Alexandra Agoston, were all extremely beautiful. Think bohemian-luxe at its best, with flowing, side-split maxi dresses and loose-fitting, tailored pieces dominating the makeshift runway.

Big names like Nicole Warne, Amanda Shadforth and ELLE Australia Editor Justine Cullen were all in attendance and treated to a private style suite on-site. Tanja Gacic arrived in a red lace Lover dress and Isabel Lucas wore Valentino, which were easily our favourite outfits of the night.

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Bored Already? Cara Delevingne Lands Yet Another Vogue Cover (Forum Buzz)

Currently on the cover of both the U.K. edition and U.S. version of Vogue‘s September 2014 issue, Cara Delevingne now graces the October issue of Vogue Japan. The British model wears Louis Vuitton on the cover and poses with her hand in her hair, while gazing down the lens and out toward the reader. The image might seem a little repetitive, since we’ve already seen countless Vogue covers with models wearing Louis Vuitton and our forum members have certainly noticed.

Vogue Japan October 2014 Cara Delevingne


You may still not be over Vogue Japan’s September 2014 issue with a buffet of supermodels from past and present. Forum member orchidee definitely isn’t: “You’re kidding me. From the epic cast on the September cover to…this. And an outfit from the most overexposed–as much as I love it–collection on the most overexposed and overrated model. Great.”

“Not only is the layout horrid but there’s also way too much of that awful green. It’s really distracting. Ironically enough, so many people are talking about Edie looking dull in print but I think Cara is the one with this same half sleepy/half drunk expression almost all the time. That said, I do love that Louis Vuitton; Ghesquière is dominating,” offered Nepenthes.

Bertrando3 also shared his view regarding Cara’s overexposure: “Why does she need to be everywhere??!” questioned the unimpressed forum member.

“She looks bad…I don’t like that print,” posted GIVENCHYlover.

Are fashion magazines stuck in a rut of using the same faces, designers and photographers? This August, we’ve certainly had our fair share of the same thing over and over with the September covers. Vogue Germany was like a breath of fresh air because at least Vanessa Axente wasn’t wearing a piece from Louis Vuitton.

See inside the thread and join the discussion here.

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Fashion Blogger Aley Greenblo Booted First Night on The Bachelor

If you were watching The Bachelor last night, you might have spotted a familiar face. Fashion blogger and model Aley Greenblo stepped out as one of the six “date crashers,” and, as expected, had a target on her back the minute she walked through the door.

Aley is a fashion blogger for Tickled Pink, fashion columnist for Latte Life newspaper, founder and co-owner of Alphie & Eve Blogger’s Collective and has modelled for the likes of online retailer Showpo. Her impressive portfolio has just one thing missing — a man. But after last night’s rose ceremony, any chance of the 25-year-old ending up with The Bachelor‘s Blake Garvey was shot to hell.

When Blake ran out of roses, Aley was one of two intruders left empty-handed. She took it on the chin, though, no embarrassing tears or regrettable outbursts. We don’t think any real damage was caused to her fashion career, and at least she stunned in a Pallas Couture dress, Novo shoes and Salsuli jewellery.

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Should Bondi Hipsters Have Been Picked as Finalists for CLEO’s Bachelor of the Year?

You’re either going to love or hate who CLEO magazine have included in its Top 30 Bachelors for 2014. Bondi Hipsters Dom Nader and Adrian Archer — real nahms Christiaan Van Vuuren and Nick Boshie — have been featured in a behind-the-scenes teaser video for this year’s list, with the full lineup to be announced on Monday.

Repping a totes-underground Mickey Mouse muscle-bearing singlet and pink sequined-crown sweater, complete with leaning-against-the-wall blue-steel poses, the boys, who make a mockery of Sydney-based hipsters, looked fully farshun in their photoshoot with CLEO.

And while we can’t deny that boys are amazeballs and comfortably sitting in our YouTube Favourites, the closet feminist within us can’t help that the pair are all wrong for the magazines highly acclaimed competition.

Their pick-up lines seem to always result in an over-the-top club pash or an always-romantic portaloo session mid-festival, regardless of the negging tactics which, more often than not, border on harassment. Funny? Sometimes. Rude? Always. Example-setters? Definitely not. We’re not sure CLEO did their research on this one.

That being said, there’s a reason Adrian has the busiest digits in Bondi, and we’re sure it’s for more reasons than his totes-hipster beard and specs-wearing sidekick. They could easily be the healthiest guys in the Eastern Suburbs, opting for organic and gluten-free, snacking on celery, or trading up bacon for field mushrooms whenever they can.

Did we mention they get all their cool threads from General Pants? So dreamy. If any of you single ladies shop at Target, though, look elsewhere because the boys hate Tar-jay. Our tips? Start using words like presh, deets, sitch and babes, or catch the 333 from Bondi Beach to Circular Quay for a fighting chance with the eco-conscious fellows.

Whether they are a good pick of not for a magazine targeted towards impressionable 18-24 year-old girls, we know we’ll be picking up a copy of CLEO‘s September issue come Monday. If the teaser video is anything to go by, Dom and Adrian are going to look fab. We hear there’s around 29 other babes to feast our eyes on too.

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Farfetch is Looking for the Next ‘Superstore’ Boutique

Image: Instagram

Image: Instagram

Farfetch is on the hunt to find the best new boutique in the world, and the site needs your help. The e-tailer has pooled a panel of fashionable influencers and tastemakers (like Harley Viera-Newton, Nick Wooster and Hypebeast‘s Kevin Ma, to name a few) to handpick six emerging boutiques around the world to find this year’s “Superstore.” The public will vote to determine which shop will walk away with the honor, and one voter will be picked to travel to the winning boutique, armed with $1,500 spending money. You can cast your ballot at the Farfetch website, but the contest will also spill over to the e-tailer’s Instagram, which today put up its first post in relation to the competition. 

Nominees include Seoul’s Koon With A View, Cape Town’s Merchants on Long, Shanghai’s Alter boutique, Mahani in Dubai, Restir in Tokyo and Common People in Mexico City. 

But while we wait for more entries to be posted, we did a little sleuthing through each boutique’s Instagram account to see exactly what the fuss is about. From the looks of it, these boutiques are pretty major. Boasting wares from Vivienne Westwood, Oscar de la Renta, Hood By Air and more, each store has its own unique, stylish aesthetic, filled with finds that will make any fashionphile in the world go gaga. Below, the best products from each boutique’s Instagram account.

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