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Guess Who Just Replaced Kate Moss as the Face of Stuart Weitzman? (Forum Buzz)

Gisele Bündchen is the new face of Stuart Weitzman. The Brazilian beauty replaces Kate Moss, who previously fronted the American footwear brand's Spring 2014 campaign (and many more before that). Gisele was photographed by Mario Testino posing in nothing but white pants and a pair of Weitzman's Fall 2014 black ankle boots. The image might already look familiar because Weitzman tends to stick to the same aesthetic for his campaigns. Yet even with the likes of Gisele reclining back across the shot, you cannot deny the main focus is on the shoes. Now that's advertising!

Ad Campaign Stuart Weitzman Gisele Bundchen Mario Testino

IMAGE CREDIT: WWD.COM VIA TFS FORUMS

Members of our forums are head over heels for the new campaign. "Oh My God! Phenomenal! Finally Gisele, I was so tired of Kate Moss!" commented la veronika.

Forum member Elfinkova simply wrote, "Incredible."

"She looks a bit cross-eyed with this makeup…but she's truly sexy and doesn't need to pull silly faces to achieve a natural sex appeal!" shared KissMiss.

However, la veronika commented in the thread again and responded with, "Love the makeup, I don't think she looks cross-eyed and yes, with no particular facial expression, she oozes sexiness."

Keep a look out for the advertising campaign, which is slated to break in September inside international fashion publications. In the meantime, check out the thread and join the discussion here.

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Olivier Theyskens Steps Down at Theory

Image: Flashpoint/WENN

Image: Flashpoint/WENN

After four years as artistic director of Theory, Olivier Theyskens is leaving his post to pursue other design opportunities. His last collection for the label will be Pre-Spring 2015.

Theyskens originally signed on to design the Theyskens' Theory capsule collection, which bowed Fall 2011. By the next season, Olivier had taken on the womens, accessories and mens collections. "Everything has a life cycle. Olivier has done great work at Theory, and I believe his appointment at the company and his creativity within the studio enhanced the brand and added a new dimension and new possibilities to the market segment," Theory CEO Andrew Rosen told WWD.  "With Olivier we saw that elevated design has a place in the contemporary universe."

For now, the Theory design team will take control of the house in Theyskens' absence. "It has been an amazing opportunity to work with Andrew and to benefit from his knowledge in this dynamic segment of fashion," Theyskens said. "I will always cherish our friendship."

While it's sad to hear that he's leaving Theory, we can't wait to see what Theyskens has planned for the future. 

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Matthew Williamson Has Baby News?

Babies are officially becoming more fabulous as Matthew Williamson is turning his design house into a family business with his mum, Maureen, who has designed a range of baby-wear. Williamson and his mum have always been close and after helping him start his business after his graduation from Central Saint Martins, this is such a great way for the two to work together again.

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Image: Matthew Williamson

Williamson told Vogue UK today, "My mum first started knitting when I was born, then more recently she started making baby bonnets for friends and they went down a treat. She took inspiration for the colours from my first collection in 1997 and now she's got a little waiting list! I may pop them in my Mayfair store towards the end of the summer.”

His mum admitted that she got the idea from one of his books, also telling Vogue UK, "I was recently browsing through it and loving the colours, especially the Electric Angels show. I just thought how cool to have a little bonnet in the colours, tried it and had a brilliant reaction and great feedback." The vibrant knitted woollen designs are absolutely adorable, with traditional booties and hats getting the Williamson treatment in neon blue and fuchsia cashmere.

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Image: Matthew Williamson

Who knows if this might tempt Williamson to follow in so many deisgners' footsteps and start a full children’s range. He admitted that "my womenswear line would translate well into childrenswear." He also reflected on the influence his mum has had on him. "My mum has always been a huge inspiration for me and my work. She loves fashion and has always been so supportive. She even worked at our Bruton Street store for a while a few years back and loved every minute of it."

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Piercing Your Baby’s Ears Does Not Make You a Bad Person, But Calling a Baby Ugly and Low Class Does

This week, the spawn of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West celebrated her first birthday. What does one gift the infant who has everything? Oh, just a set of diamond stud earrings to go with her freshly-pierced ears. Yes, North looks adorable with her new baby bling, but of course, no action of famous parents shall go uncriticized by the Internet commentariat. While some people gushed about how cute little Nori's new look is, there was a large portion of people who were turned off by the fact that a one-year-old child had gotten her ears pierced.  Hollywood Life commenter Tanya wrote, "Practically child abuse in my eyes, mutilation of a 1yr old perfect little body and dangerous to boot."

Mutliation? Child abuse? Quite strong terms to be throwing around over the harmless prick of a piercing gun, which you can barely feel, especially when you're piercing the very bottom of the ear lobe. But Tanya isn't the only person feeling a little icky about Nori's new look. British TV personality Katie Hopkins took to Twitter today to sound off, and to say she went in on an innocent baby girl would be a gross understatement.  "North West. If there's one thing worse than an ugly baby, it's an ugly baby with pierced ears." Ouch! She continued, "Piercing holes in the head of your baby is a strong indicator of social class. More downstairs than up."

Wow. Besides it being completely screwed up that she's a grown woman attacking the appearance of a child, for her to make a connection between pierced ears and social class is troubling, to say the least. Piercing an infant's ears is a common practice among many black and Latino communities, at least here in the United States. As little as a few days after birth, or as many as a few months, infant children are whisked away to the piercing parlor to get their first studs. Hopkins, being from the U.K., has probably seen pierced ears on the children and children's children of immigrants from the West Indes (where piercing is common), Africa and the Middle East. By connecting baby ear piercing, a cultural norm in many non-western communities to social status, she is ostensibly saying people of these cultures have no class, in comparison to her superior British sensibilities of propriety. 

Obviously, Hopkins knew her tweets would cause a stir. After all, it's kind of her job to make asinine comments every once in a while, something she'll describe as "telling it like it is." But it is particularly low to attack a baby girl, and then go on to cluelessly insult the traditions of people she most likely doesn't spend a lot of time with. 

There is no stadium large enough to hold the amount of seats Hopkins needs to take on this one. 

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Will One of These Four Preteens Become the Next Tavi Gevinson?

Tavi Gevinson blogger

Image: Getty

Over on The Daily Beast, one writer informs us that "the Internet is look [sic] for its next young fashion sensation…Now that fashion’s favorite wunderkind has finally graduated high school*, there is room for a new teen supreme to rule the scene."

Mhhmm. I wasn't aware that there was such a strict limited capacity on preteen fashion bloggers. Not to mention, the conditions which allowed Tavi and other now-famous bloggers to rise to prominence have changed: the fashion media has adapted to the new digital landscape (see: Lucky editor-in-chief Eva Chen's acclaimed social media skills) and subsumed rival upstarts into its own institutions and hierarchies (for example: one of Tavi's peers, BryanBoy, now blogs under the NowManifest network, which is owned by Fairchild Fashion Media, a division of Condé Nast). 

Still, apparently some are determined to manufacture a new Tavi. The Daily Beast goes on to list four contenders who might be the next big thing in pubescent fashion blogging:

  1. Ryker Wixom, 4 — "An Instafamous trendsetter."
  2. Tobias Otting, 9 — "For his blog, Otting teams with his mom to curate each post."
  3. Moziah Bridges, 12 — "The Memphis-based CEO has been designing and creating his own collection [of bowties]."
  4. Ophelia Horton, 14 — "At the age of 12, she began offering her original point of views, from fashion to feminism."

[Which Preteen Fashion Blogger Will Be Tavi 2.0?TheDailyBeast]


* It's worth noting that the once grey-haired blogger hasn't been a 'fashion sensation' since 2011, when she announced that she was losing interest in the industry, and would be moving on to other creative pursuits. 

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Link Buzz: Kendall Jenner Goes Commando (Probably) in Fausto Puglisi Double-Slit Dress

Image: Getty

Image: Getty

  • "This Kendall Jenner Dress Is A Wardrobe Malfunction Waiting To Happen." [TheGloss]
     
  • The complete glossary of shoes. [FabSugar]
     
  • You can make your own hair-lightening spray. [BellaSugar]
     
  • Rag & Bone will forego a Fashion Week show in September to photograph celebrities for a lookbook instead. We presume it will be Pinnable. [WWD]
     
  • Victorian women essentially killed themselves for fashion — are we doing the same? [Macleans]
     
  • Inside the Everlane open house in Soho. [WSJ]
     
  • Coming-of-age books for adult women. [ELLE]

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