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Anya Hindmarch Offers a $95,200 18k Gold Version of the Crisp Packet Clutch

Solange Knowles Met Gala Anya Hindmarch

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We will always remember last year’s Met Gala, not for the gorgeous gowns or the theme, but for the epic melee that happened after the big event. Indeed, how could anyone forget about that post-gala elevator fight between Jay Z and sister-in-law Solange Knowles? Caugh on video, Solange hit the rapper with more than a few kicks and smacks as things got heated during an argument, the subject of which remains a mystery to this day.

Anya Hindmarch was proud to be part of this moment in pop culture history, as Solange was carrying one of her Crisp Packet clutches that night and actually smacked Jay Z with it in the (soundless) security video. Now, Hindmarch is updating the iconic piece, this time crafting versions in 18k yellow gold, rose and white gold. 

Hindmarch says she got the idea for the bags after a customer requested one in gold. Figuring other people might be interested in such a fancy item, she decided to go ahead and create a small collection of the pricey bags. The yellow gold bag the designer calls “wearable art; a very fluid, sculptural piece” takes four months to make and will set you back $95,200. 

Something tells us Jay Z wouldn’t want to get smacked with one of these babies.

 [via NYT]

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Steven Meisel Returns to Photograph Coach’s Menswear Fall 2015 Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Coach continues to lay out its revamped image and calls on photographer Steven Meisel to return for its Fall 2015 advertising campaign. For Stuart Vevers‘ debut menswear collection at the New York-based brand, models Ben Allen and Niels Trispel take a trip to Staten Island, evoking a true American spirit. The guys wear heavy shearling coats and carry large bags, styled by Karl Templer. Coach is on to a winning formula here, but forum members ask: what’s next?

Coach Menswear Fall 2015 Campaign by Steven Meisel


“Get a life, so booooring,” ranted GIVENCHYlover, setting the tone of the forthcoming discussion.

“These diptych campaigns need to end. They’re not artsy at all,” complained RedSmokeRise immediately.

Testinofan wasn’t showing much love for the campaign either, exclaiming, “Same concept, so boring!!!!!”

KissMiss agreed, “Only one word can describe this: boring!”

“They probably should switch up their style now,” suggested gossiping.

Avogadro had something positive to say: “The concept is the same EVERY SEASON but Ben looks really good!”

“Not exciting, but looks good,” justaguy commented, shedding a glimmer of light on the campaign.

Coach Menswear Fall 2015 Campaign by Steven Meisel


Are you over the same old concept after two consecutive seasons? Join the conversation here.

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Of Course Kanye West Made GQ’s List of Most Stylish Men

Kanye West

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Who are the most stylish men in the world? GQ‘s got the answer. The ladmag just released its list of the 20 most stylish men alive, guys who all dress the way we wish the men in our lives would. Of course, it’s a little easier to be stylish when you’re rich, famous and have designers scrambling to get their clothes seen on your body. But even though all the men on this list have charmed lives and are on many a fashion designer’s FROW wish list, it’s hard to deny that each has a unique sense of style that deserves to be highlighted.

Naturally, Kanye West made the list, as well as other stylish regulars you might expect: Pharrell Williams, A$AP Rocky, Harry Styles, David Beckham and Eddie Redmayne are all named as part of GQ‘s stylish group.

Absent from the list is Joe Jonas, who was excluded because in many ways, his style fame has surpassed his music career. Bad news for Jonas is good news for Jaden Smith, who is known to play with nontraditional silhouettes for men and isn’t afraid to rock a cape to prom. Jay Z‘s grown-up rapper dad style got him a spot on the list alongside Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling and Russell Westbrook.

Check out the full list of GQ‘s stylish guys.

[vai GQ]

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50 Cent Wants To Launch Zayn Malik’s Rap Career

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The one and only 50 Cent wants to capitalise on the pain every pre-pubescent girl felt when Zayn Malik left boy band One Direction, by launching the musician’s career in the very different world of rap.

Mirror reports that 50 Cent has invited Zayn to meet and discuss the potential of ditching mentor Simon Cowell’s SyCo label and securing a deal with him instead, so he’ll have more credibility in the hip hop realm. It is understood that 50 Cent told the ex-1D star that they could make millions by launching his solo career as a rapper. (more…)

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Jodhi Meares Shows Support for James Packer and Mariah Carey’s New Relationship


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Gazillionaire James Packer and the woman who makes all our Christmases worthwhile with that one iconic tune, Mariah Carey, have seemingly forged a close bond, and it turns out James’ first wife, fashion designer Jodhi Meares, is all for the new and flabbergasting relationship.

The Upside founder posted an Instagram snap of herself, Mariah and James on what appears to be the businessman’s super yacht, the same transportation that Miranda Kerr travelled on during her time as James’ rumoured lover. “Amore,” Jodhi wrote. It’s “Amore”?! (more…)

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Kylie Jenner Sparks and Debunks Boob Job Rumours After Wearing Revealing Dress

Kylie Jenner

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Kylie Jenner sparked boob job rumours when she stepped out for the Sugar Factory grand opening in South Beach on Friday, June 19, wearing a plunging dress by Perth-based label Zhivago

Kylie Jenner

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With ample cleavage on display, some of Kylie’s 26.9 million Instagram followers started questioning how natural her assets actually are in a mix of comments. Kylie was quick to debunk the rumours with a snapchat video saying, “To whoever thinks I have breast implants… there’s a whole lot of tape in here holding these up.” The video shows her exposing boob tape underneath the Spring 2015 piece.

Head of Zhivago’s PR, Matthew Jordan, said on Instagram that this particular piece was designed with Kylie in mind. “The added bonus is now the Internet is in meltdown thinking she had a boob job,” Matt said, highlighting how great plastic surgery speculation is for brand coverage.


Photo: Josephine Willcox for theFashionSpot

Dressing Kylie is just another big win for the Aussie label, having also dressed celebrities like the 17-year-old’s sister, Kendall Jenner, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. “We change our goal posts constantly,” Zhivago designer Lara Kovacevich tells theFashionSpot. “Our dream was to dress Lady Gaga and we did that in about a year,” says Lara. “Every time we hit one of those marks we keep aiming higher.”