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Image: IMAXtree

  • It's Louis Vuitton. [Bing Trends]
  • Speaking of, the French brand recently erected a three-story suitcase (as an exhibition space) in the Red Square in Moscow. Authorities were none too pleased (fiends!) and Louis Vuitton is currently seeking a new space for its pop-up luggage gallery show. [NYTimes]
  • Marion Cotillard is a walking billboard for Dior. [FabSugar]
  • Kate Middleton is a walking billboard for great hair. [BellaSugar]
  • Victoria Beckham and her old man appear on the cover of Vogue Paris. The designer also guest-edited the issue. [WWD]
  • Yes, you should take a break from buying stuff you don't need. [Fashionista]
  • Pubic hair is 'in'. [T Magazine]

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John Galliano Wins the Right to Have His Case Against Dior Heard in Labor Court

Galliano at London Fashion Week 1992

Galliano at London Fashion Week 1992 / Image: Getty

John Galliano has won the right to have his case against Dior heard in labor court.

The designer is suing his former employers (the companies Christian Dior SA and John Galliano SA) for €6 million, as compensation for his firing in March 2011.

The Paris Court of Appeals has rejected the companies' request to have the case heard in commercial court, arguing that the terms of Galliano's employment contract were complicated and unlike the more traditional employer-employee relationships seen at labor court. Essentially, this latest dispute comes down to a disagreement about whether Galliano operated as an independent contractor (which is what his former employers claim) or as a salaried employee (the designer's position) at Dior and his eponymous brand. 

The Paris court has ordered both companies to pay Galliano's court costs, as well as €2,500, for filing the appeal and pulling the designer into this latest legal tangle.

[via WWD]

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The Kate Moss Playboy Cover Has Arrived

Kate Moss for Playboy by Mert & Marcus


Here is the Playboy cover we have all (reportedly) been waiting for, starring supermodel Kate Moss photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for the publication's 60th Anniversary Issue for January/February 2014. I'm surprised it's taken so long for this precise photograph of Moss — styled in the iconic bunny ears, Photoshopped to high hell and superimposed over the Playboy logo — to come into existence. If I'd imagined a Kate Moss Playboy cover before today, it would have looked exactly like the one above … maybe not so dead-behind-the-eyes, but then I'm an optimist. [via DailyMail]

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Introducing ISWAI by Caggie Dunlop

Fearne Cotton launches her SS14 fashion collection

There’s no denying that every now and then we’ve all shamefully indulged in a spot of brainless reality television watching, and as more are being churned out of the mill, it’s creating a constant new wave of well-known household names.

Becoming the flavour of the month in such a way also means that these new names are constantly being offered to collaborate with some of our favourite labels. Most choose to sieze the moment and put their names to just about anything, which let’s be honest, can get pretty annoying. That’s why it’s so refreshing to hear that former Made in Chelsea star Caggie Dunlop has chosen to do the opposite.

Instead of simply putting her name to the umpteen brands that have approached her, she’s used her newfound celebrity status to create her own business, and better still, one that aims to support up-and-coming design talent in need of their own career-starting platform.

Caggie has created the fashion brand ISWAI (it starts with an idea) and enlisted the help of some unknown design talent, from whom she selects which items will appear in each range based upon what reflects her own style —  rather than simply being told what to sell and promote.

ISWAI aims to become a place for young artists and designers to share and develop their own talents, whilst encouraging its customers to dress to reflect their own personalities and not just conform to the mainstream fashion trends.

Head over to ISWAI to check out the full range, we love the cool message envelope clutches and sparkly skirts that are perfect for the party season.

caggie land

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Link Buzz: Black Friday Deals Dot Com; Kanye Signs With Adidas

  • Image: Getty

    Image: Getty

  • On another note, maybe the 'buy moar' ethos is getting a little tired. [Refinery29]
  • Dolce & Gabbana decorated a Christmas tree. Nothing more I can say on this subject without getting snarky. [Fashionologie]
  • Emmy Rossum's festive black jumpsuit: We love it even though it's not marked down for Black Friday. [FabSugar]
  • Karl Lagerfeld was lunching in London and he thought, "Why don't I launch a flagship in London?" [Fashionista]
  • Pretty much the same thing happened to Kanye, but it resulted in an Adidas deal. (Not really.) [Telegraph]

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Victoria Beckham Hopes to Eventually Launch a Childrenswear Line

Image: WENN

Image: WENN

Chatting with British Vogue, Victoria Beckham said that she hopes to launch a childrenswear line in the "not-so-distant future," but is too busy to start a new project this very moment: "At some point I would love to do that, but having kids there's so much to do. Working and having four kids is tough, but I will get there. At some point I'd definitely love to — there's a lot of things to do but if you organise yourself in the right way you can get it all done." I wonder if she'll have her children model for the campaigns.

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