Cara Delevingne would happily shave off her eyebrows if it meant that she could play Catwoman. To which we say: join the club, lady. [Telegraph]
Are pencil skirts the new mini skirts or is that just something your cat would say? [FabSugar]
Is the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show about fashion, sex, status or tongues? [Guardian]
The sweetest DIY sugar scrub, for ultra-kissable lips. Your cat will thank you!! [BellaSugar]
Nasty Gal quietly announces brick-and-mortar stores. [Fashionista]
- When it comes to ad pages, InStyle beats out everyone. Even your mom. [New York Post]
With the holiday season just around the corner, it's only fitting that Barbie receives a festive makeover to spread a little seasonal cheer – in couture, of course. Thanks to master milliner Stephen Jones –best known for his eye-catching hat designs for clients like Rihanna, Princess Beatrice, Kate Middleton and Lady Gaga – the iconic doll got the designer treatment with five new couture creations complete with fabulously festive headwear (naturally) for the ultimate party-perfect wardrobe this season. Including cocktail dresses, velvet minis, floor-length and red carpet ready gowns, Jones' collection features Happy Holly Barbie, Christmas Tree Barbie, Snow Globe Barbie, Santa Baby Barbie and Toffee Ice Barbie. "The inspiration behind the looks is traditional Christmas symbolism such as holly, reindeer and snow," said Jones, naming his favorite creation as the Holly Surprise design saying it's "very Barbie and the robin on her head is so cute."
While over the past 50 years Barbie has worn custom creations from couture designers like Azzedine Alaïa, Burberry, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Prada, Jones says, "Barbie is the most fabulous private client. She came into the salon for her Christmas morning hat and left with five glamorous outfits! Barbie and I have the same design vision; we love tradition, but have an eye for the future."
The five dolls will retail at US department store Selfridges for £250 – about $400 – each. While there's no word on whether or not the dolls will be sold in America, you can guarantee we're a little envious over Barbie's growing designer-filled closet.
If you've ever wanted to be a part of the famed Mickey Mouse club like your favorite popstar sensations from Britney Spears to Justin Timberlake, now's your chance, as Forever 21 recently launched its Mickey Mouse & Co. limited-edition collaboration with Disney. While we've been rejoicing over the plenty of fashion collabs as of late, nothing has us more excited than the retro 80s vibe of the 46-piece collection available both in-stores and online. With vintage-inspired Mickey wares, you can truly feel like a kid again, as the campaign starring Jasmine Sanders features everything from snazzy overalls to cropped and pop art sweaters, to splashy jackets and oversized tees. Inspired by Disney archives from 1984, you can mouse around with the whole gang as the Mickey Mouse & Co. line includes appearances from Minnie, Pluto and Donald Duck. See the slideshow to select some of your faves and have a bit of old-fashioned fun. Hey Mickey!
In what we’re prematurely but confidently dubbing the best collaboration of summer, We Are Handsome has teamed up with Isson eyewear to extend its sunny repertoire to your face.
The brand’s first foray into accessories consists of three original frames produced with Isson’s Catherine Fererici and incorporating We Are Handsome’s signature halcyon digital prints.
Though the partnership is only too natural, it wasn’t without logistical problems. The brand spent countless hours trying to figure out how to get its prints onto Isson’s premium Italian Acetate (most printed sunnies are made out of plastic) and produced many “mis-attempts” before their final eureka moment. The result? Three styles using three of their best prints of the year, totaling nine styles in the range.
Following Fererici’s individualised, character-driven design aesthetic, each pair of frames has a distinct personality. We’re particularly keen to introduce ourselves to the Liza, an oversized aviator with subtle cut-outs and a cool blue cloud print, while the cat-eye Maude is your lady for summer lounging with vintage vibes.
Each pair of frames is now available for pre-sale at $355 a pop. See the whole range on We Are Handsome’s website and start playing mix-and-matchmaker with your shades and swimsuit.
Images courtesy of EVH PR
Two Antonio Berardi-esque pieces were spotted (by LanaLana and Clarissea in the forums) on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway; they are most likely not copycats but real Berardi designs, mixed in with Victoria's Secret lingerie. The sheer paneled black minidress above, modeled by Cara Delevingne, is identical to one which appeared on the British fashion designer's Spring 2010 runway show. And the bedazzled oxblood leggings below, worn at the taping by Devon Windsor, belong to Berardi's Spring 2012 collection.
Victoria's Secret's longtime runway stylist, Sophia Neophitou, has also been consulting on the Antonio Berardi label for years — she was even listed as creative director at the Spring 2014 show. We've reached out to Neophitou to ask whether this is the first time she's placed Berardi pieces in the VS Fashion Show, and what the thinking is behind mixing designer pieces into the Victoria's Secret runway looks. We'll update when we hear back.
If you’re a massive fan of the British label Alexander McQueen and also just so happen to love a good piece of fine art, then you’re going to love McQueen’s latest collaboration. Set to launch online and in selected stores on November 15, the label has teamed up with leading artist Damien Hirst.
The artist has played with the brand’s iconic skull motif and reworked it to create his own very much covetable patterns. Mixing his iconic butterfly and insect patterns within the prints, they are definitely eye catching pieces that’ll get snapped up straight away. Check out all the pieces in advance of the launch at alexandermcqueen.com.
In association with the launch, they’ve also shot a cool promotional video shot by fashion photographer Solve Sundsbo featuring faceless models draped in the new scarves.