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Link Buzz: Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman Marry & Tom Ford Releases Spring 2013 Video Lookbook

  • Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman tied the knot this weekend because as institutions go, marriage is one that's on the up-and-up. [Earsucker]
     
  • Leighton Meester is looking forward to moving on from Gossip Girl because that's what you say. [BellaSugar]
     
  • Rebecca Minkoff's jewelry collection is good news for people that care. [FabSugar]
     
  • Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have agreed to share air on the Breaking Dawn Part 2 press tour. [INeedMyFix]
     
  • If you and your boyfriend dress up as Michelle and Barack Obama for Halloween, I'm sorry but I kind of hate you. But! that's only because I'm allergic to sincerity so you should do so and pity me. [SheFinds]
     
  • Tom Ford released a video lookbook of his Spring 2013 collection months or something ahead of schedule because playing against the social media curve must be quite the challenge. [Fashionologie]

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Gorman x Rhys Lee: Kooky Surrealism For Your Wardrobe

Crucial to any artistic collaboration is a mutual love of each other’s work. Makes sense then that Lisa Gorman would team up with artist and long-time friend Rhys Lee for a limited-edition range of sweet dresses and separates, showcasing his otherworldly prints and her intrinsic understanding of what looks good on us humans of the homogametic sex.

The Rhys Lee x Gorman capsule collection hit stores this month, and if you appreciate graphic prints and flattering cuts as much as any self-respecting female you’ll be all over this one. The 21-piece collection features six of Lee’s colourful prints. Slouchy dresses and onesies are hit with fat brushstrokes of earthy watercolours, rainbow droplets are intricately beaded on a georgette spaghetti top, and abstract hand prints and Horton-style elephants evidence Lee’s kookiness rather than his attraction to the vaguely grotesque. 

 

Lisa Gorman launched her eponymous label back in 1999 so she knows what’s up when it comes to cutting a good shift, shirt, or pair of pants. The capsule collection is available online and in stores, with printed tanks starting at $69 and nothing priced over $369. There’s even a Rhys Lee tea towel pack guaranteed to make even drying fry pans an otherworldly experience, if you can bear to put such beautiful fabrics anywhere in the vicinity of bacon grease. 

Images via Gormanshop.com.au

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Lena Dunham Gets an ASOS Campaign

Even though her Girls co-star Allison Williams thinks its way too early in her career to branch off into spokesmodeling, Lena Dunham knows the moment's always ripe for gearing up in an acid-washed denim jacket and snuggling up with animal balloons.

Online retailer ASOS tapped the Girls actress/writer/producer/everything for the launch of its new mobile app, ASOS Fashion Up. Dunham looks great and I have a secret soft spot for ASOS and its well-priced cute-girl-cute-stuff, but this campaign bugs me.

One of the most interesting and commented on aspects of Girls was its creator's willingness to look sloppy or unattractive on camera: Dunham had wardobe order clothes half a size up, so that her character, Hannah Horvath, always looked a little "off" onscreen. Lena Dunham isn't Hannah — and she's also just a young woman who deserves to enjoy her success and that means take pretty pictures if she wants to! — but this styling and these poses feel like a betrayal to her work.

Images via DesignScene

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Dying Over Leelee Sobieski in Dior Couture (Forum Buzz)

Leelee Sobieski in Raf Simons’ Dior Couture

Many women have worn Raf Simons’ Dior Couture since he showed his debut collection for the brand, but none have worn it quite so well as Leelee Sobieski did when she arrived in Paris for the label’s Spring 2013 runway presentation. Forum members were blown away by how stunning Leelee looked in the bright red coat that was cinched in at the waist by a bold metallic belt. The entire look was perfection.

“Absolutely flawless!” Thefrenchy posted. “She wears everything so well. There's a mix of elegance and modernity about her that makes me absolutely love her.”

“AMAZING!” fantastical commented. “Simply breathtaking in Dior.”

Mistress_f echoed fantastical's sentiments saying, “That's amazing! Leelee has such an amazing figure and presence. I usually love her in everything but that's perfect!”

HeatherAnne summed up her reaction to Leelee’s look in three short words: “Hot damn, YES!”

That sounds about right.

Image: getty

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Raf Simons: I’m More Than Just a Minimalist! (A Review Roundup)

The reviews for Raf Simons' Ready-to-Wear debut for Dior are in and glowing. Let's pull-quote it!

Here's Bridget Foley being breathless for WWD:

"Well worth every drop of anticipation and every second of the wait, Simons blew past expectations. In 14 dazzling minutes… he thrust Dior into a place it hasn’t been in some time… This collection pulsed with that Holy-Grail fusion of currency and cool."

And Suzy Menkes for The International Herald Tribune, roping in big cheese Karl Lagerfeld's legacy:

"[The applause backstage after the show indicated that] the designer Raf Simons had exceeded all expectations…Apart from the excellence of the different concepts and the way that they were respectful of women’s bodies and independent attitudes, this was one of the best regenerations of the spirit of a heritage brand seen on the runway since Karl Lagerfeld first reinterpreted Chanel almost 30 years ago."

Cathy Horyn for The New York Times:

"In just six months at Dior, Raf Simons has shown that he’s more than a creative director. He’s a decorator, an architect and a definitive tastemaker… The shimmery light effects were beautiful — and a way of expanding the notion of minimalism."

It goes on: at Style.com, Tim Blanks writes that Simons' finale "distilled history" (!); Hamish Bowles at Vogue.com notes the designer's "intriguing take on the season’s Op Art stripes and color blocking" and "intriguingly beautiful" chiffon dresses; Thomas Adamson for the AP got gushy about some butterfly detailing at the end of the review, because "it was details like this that made this collection fly so freely and so high"; and Katherine Ormerod at Grazia summed up the prevailing consensus: "Overall, he successfully brought a new minimalist vision to Dior but kept true to the values of the legendary fashion house while setting Hedi Slimane a tough act to follow. Congrats Raf!"

Meanwhile, Simons himself seems to want everyone to shut up a little. He tells Foley, “Everyone thought I was a minimalist. I love minimalism. There will often be that kind of aesthetic; that kind of concept will be very often a part of my world. But it’s not the only thing that I’m interested in.”

Image via IMAXTree

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Cover Tease! Vogue Thailand’s Debut Issue (Forum Buzz)

Vogue Thailand cover previewVogue Thailand provided a cover preview of its debut issue at a press conference yesterday, and though it doesn’t tell us much, it does provide the first look at what we can expect from the new magazine. The teaser cover confirms that the first issue will be out in February 2013, and the shot features Thai model Si Tanwiboon. Though it’s possible that Si may well not be the cover model of the actual issue when it comes out, I think it’s a safe bet that the magazine will exhibit some national pride and whoever snags the cover will be a Thai model.

“I like the layout a lot,” jmrmartinho posted, though the clean look is likely to be short-lived. I would bet that the cover of Vogue Thailand will be marred by text and article teasers (just like nearly every other magazine) when the issue hits newsstands come February.

"Well, I like the cover… good start so fur,” LUXXX commented.

This whole thing suddenly seems a lot more real now that we have a preview. Just a few short months to go before we see the real thing.

Image: magazinedee.com

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