The race that stops a nation kicked off this last weekend with Derby Day. To fete the launch, our finest B and Z list celebrities mingled with some bigger names (hey, Naomi Campbell) in the event’s traditional monochromatic colors. Contrary to popular belief, black and white aren’t always simple colors to pull off – particularly when you combine them with bondage leather and a flattened hedgehog for a hat. But while we’re not quite sure what Jennifer Hawkins was thinking, some ladies pulled it off with aplomb. See below for our top six monochromatic looks.
November has hurtled in on the debris of candy wrappers and the inconvenience of clock changes, but as we begin our preparation for the Christmas countdown (gift guides coming soon!), there’s one important event through which we must first persevere: Movember.
Yes, once again the month of no shaving is upon us and, as your man begins his mo’ journey, it’s time to gently coax him into a gentlemanly style. That’s where this year’s GentleMo comes in, the so-called “It” style designed by a selected number of Movember-rated barbers from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal as well as the expertise of Dan Trepanier from TSBmen.com in partnership with Gillette. “We hope this partnership will encourage more Canadians than ever before to register for Movember, grow finely groomed moustaches and support men’s health,” says Pete Bombaci, Country Director of Movember Canada.
Believing that men should be more gentlemen, Gillette, the official shave partner of the month, has gone about fashioning a new moustache style for the modern gentlemen, which it is calling the GentleMo. Shaped through the feedback from a national survey, this style harkens back to a golden age of manliness and celebrates timeless qualities of the true gentlemen. Kinda like Chris Hadfield. It’s chivalrous, neat, proper and stops the hairy man in your life from looking like a Duck Dynasty cast member, so feel free to print, cut out and stick the above pic to your bathroom mirror.
Meanwhile, if a dude (or even dudette) is unable to grow a mo’, there are other ways to get involved in Movember. Mo Sistas – woman who support the cause and also enroll at ca.movember.com – are just one group dedicated to raising awareness for prostate cancer through creative means. Some sport theatre ‘staches throughout the month, while others, well let’s just say there are some parts of the body a woman is also able to skip on shaving for a few weeks.
Selena Gomez appears on the cover of Teen Vogue's December/January double issue, photographed by Italian photographer Giampaolo Sgura. Wearing a pink top printed with hearts, the teen star looks lovely and also like maybe she just woke up from a nap. A very cute nap: and forTeen Vogue readers, attractive sleeping is probably kind of aspirational. I'm judging based on the trove of staged "sleeping" selfies I've seen on Tumblr, which lead one to believe that many 16-year-olds hope to be perceived as adorable nappers. Selena Gomez, a style icon for the slumbering set.
Very often, when models take a break from modeling, this puts their career to rest for good. But in the case of Anna Maria Jagodzinska, tFS forum members are confident that her planned comeback is set to be major. The Polish model has been on a hiatus since 2011 and was involved in the legal battle with NEXT Model Management New York, where Jagodzinska as well as Karmen Pedaru and Aleksandra Cywinska sued their agency for cheating them out of cash.
Her mother agency, New Age Models in Poland, promises to launch the model’s comeback soon, as it just published new polaroids of the Polish beauty on its website. Anna Maria is mostly famous for her appearances on three iconic Vogue Italia covers (October 2008, January 2009, September 2009) and the US Vogue ‘Faces Of The Monent’ cover in May 2009, but also starred in a massive amount of blue chip campaigns. Needless to say, she has a loyal fan base on the tFS forums that is ecstatic about the prospective of Jagodzinska’s return.
“Oh God, yes! They've been listening to us! I hope she comes back with a bang! Gucci, Prada, Chanel…” posted anlabe32.
And mackos exclaimed, “YES! So good to hear that, finally. Major news, I just cannot wait to see her back on the catwalk!”
“Gosh, how I want her to be back in business. Please, let it be a real comeback!” wrote OlgaMaria.
Will we see Anna Maria in international campaigns, on covers and on the runway again soon? We will keep you posted.
Immediately after Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton announced the American designer's departure from the French fashion house, Nicolas Ghesquière was pegged as Jacobs' most likely successor. Speculation was initially frenzied, but then died down after the rumor was falsely (and perhaps embarrassingly) confirmed a month ago. Finally today, luxury conglomerate LVMH confirms (to WWD) that the former head of Balenciaga has been named artistic director of womenswear at Louis Vuitton, effective immediately. Ghesquière will show his first collection for the house in March.
eBay has been trying to up its fashion credentials for quite some time, and now Amazon is clearly following suit. No longer will we just be browsing its offerings for new books and gadgets but rather for the chance to snap up pieces from some of our favourite high street stye labels — but at even lower price points than usual.
Dubbed the Style for Less Boutique, nothing will set you back more than £70. And don’t be under the illusion that just because everything is priced lower than usual that it’s all last season’s stock that customers no longer want, it’s full of on-trend seasonal pieces.
For instance, you can rock plenty of fall's top trends with their current stock. Opt for the dark floral vibe with Motel’s Mandarin bodycon (£39), test out that much covetable tartan look with Glamorous’ patterned skirt (£16,50) or get punk ready with Motel’s Poison diamond bodycon (£45).
So, if you lead a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget, Amazon’s new section is a great way for you try out some of the new season’s trends on a shoestring. Plus, there’s also quite a few party pieces that'd work perfectly for the holiday season ahead — from hot LBDs to floor length gowns, they’ve definitely covered everything.
Head over to Amazon to see for yourself.