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Even Natalia Vodianova Can’t Save Miss Sixty’s Fall 2015 Campaign (Forum Buzz)

The lesser-known brands have certainly proved themselves this campaign season, generating almost the same amount of interest in our forums as the likes of Gucci and Miu Miu. In an attempt to gain some press, Miss Sixty brought out the big guns and tapped photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to lens its Fall 2015 campaign. The Italian fashion brand also enlisted the modeling expertise of Natalia Vodianova to showcase its latest offering with Edward Enninful on styling duties. Unfortunately, not even some of the best talents in the industry could save Miss Sixty’s campaign from a disastrous outcome.

Miss Sixty Fall 2015 Ad Campaign Natalia Vodianova by Mert and Marcus


“Miss Sixty Years Old, here you are! This campaign would be good without Natalia and with different clothes. That denim dress is just so ugly and Natalia looks as fake as a badly made doll with Botox in every part of her body, but I’m used to it after tons of creepy Stella McCartney campaigns with her,” commented an uninterested perhydrol.

“Boring to death…” simply stated burbuja8910.

Also left horrified was madzedre: “Mert and Marcus the downfall… So sad.”

“I was expecting more. When was the last time there was a Miss Sixty ad? And this is what they deliver?” TREVOFASHIONISTO asked in disappointment.

Benn98 certainly wasn’t showing much enthusiasm, either: “Why won’t they get rid of that horrible logo? It cheapens everything. Everything works except the clothes. Who on earth will wear that denim dress? A millennial with an old-school Britney Spears fixation??”

Miss Sixty Fall 2015 Ad Campaign Natalia Vodianova by Mert & Marcus


Share the same sentiments? Join the debate here.

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No Surprises Here: Kim, Kendall and Kylie Rule Social Media

Between Kim, Kendall and Kylie, it’s not hard at all to keep up with the Kardashians — especially when it comes to social media. The famous sisters rule it. Kim Kardashian masters Twitter with 33.9 million followers and counting, Kendall Jenner is a pro on Instagram, having recently broken Kim’s record for most-liked photo ever, and now Kylie Jenner has taken the Snapchat world by storm by becoming the most-viewed person on the platform. 

While the news seems to have shocked Kylie, it comes as no surprise to us. Her snaps are always out there. The latest controversial post involves Kylie wearing a mesh shirt that reads “Eat-Me-Out,” mimicking In-N-Out’s logo. Needless to say, fans are flipping out, but it’s obvious she knows exactly what to do, given she has over 30 million followers. The girl’s got Snapchat skills.

[ See: Instagram Queen Kendall Jenner’s 10 Most-Liked Photos ]

But watch out, there’s a new Jenner girl in town. It’s only a matter of time before Caitlyn Jenner breaks the Internet. She already has 3.2 million Instagram followers and 2.73 million Twitter followers — and steadily growing by the day.

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Manolo Blahnik Is Launching a Very Sparkly New Handbag Collection

Iconic shoe designer Manolo Blahnik just announced that he is set to launch a standalone handbag collection. Talking to WWD about the sparkly evening bags, the designer said, “Every woman needs a jewel—something very special and beautiful. There is nothing more stunning than a feminine hand holding a gemlike object.” But just like his sought-after shoes, the bags do not come cheap. Prices will range from $1,725 to $1,925. 

Image: Vogue UK

Image: Vogue UK

“I am always inspired by beautiful women from the past and present, so when I thought about doing a collection of bags, I was sure they were going to be evening bags for the women of today,” he told Vogue UK in a recent interview. “I love ornaments in my shoes so why not add these to the bags too? These bags are an extension of some of the shoe styles I really like as I wanted to keep the connection between the shoes and bags.”

Image: Vogue UK

Image: Vogue UK

Chief executive officer Kristina Blahnik relayed, “It’s the first time we’ve focused the bags into a capsule collection with its own story.” With Spring 2016 handbag designs already in the works, expect to see them grace the runway at Fashion Week in fall. 

And it’s not Blahnik’s first handbag rodeo. The brand sold bags back in the 80s and 90s, and currently sells the Gothisi Crystal-Buckle Satin Clutch Bag design below: (more…)

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Laetitia Casta Shows Off a Stunning Cropped ‘Do on Harper’s Bazaar Spain (Forum Buzz)

It appears as though Harper’s Bazaar Spain is slowly getting back into our good graces, having just unveiled its August 2015 cover featuring the gorgeous Laetitia Casta. Casta, who’s certainly no stranger to magazine covers, having graced both Vogue Paris and Vogue Spain in the past, looks as stunning as ever. The French bombshell shows off her newly-chopped locks before the lens of Alique. However, there are a few niggles, which forum members weren’t afraid to pick out.

Harper's Bazaar Spain August 2015 Laetitia Casta by Alique


“Wow she looks stunning, her new hair is so refreshing,” admired elle_gb instantly.

“This is beautiful! That hair gives the edgy feel the cover! I love it!” MON added in agreement.

Also more than satisfied to see Casta on the cover was happycanadian: “God, her face. One of the most beautiful models of all time, in my opinion.”

Forum member A.D.C. was feeling the cover too, echoing, “This is the most high fashion thing she’s done in ages even more so than her Vogue Paris stuff.”

After all the love came some grumbles. “She looks like your average boring Victoria’s Secret model instead of the goddess she is, don’t like at all,” Wintergreen complained.

“The eyebrows are a little too pronounced, but she looks so beautiful,” pointed out marsnoop2.

“Amazing cover but it’s so Photoshopped that it almost looks like a drawing,” Oxymore ranted.

Laetitia’s flawless cover story is sure to cement your judgement. Check it out and join the conversation here.

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Taylor Kinney Gifts Lady Gaga with $295,000 Worth of Alexander McQueen Armadillo Shoes

Remember Alexander McQueen’s iconic Armadillo boots on auction at Christie’s starting at $10,000 a pair a couple weeks back? Over the weekend, Lady Gaga posted a photo on Instagram showcasing three pairs of the famed shoes, stating, “When a gift comes to you from Heaven photo by Taylor Kinney best fiancee ever.”


When a gift comes to you from Heaven photo by Taylor Kinney best fiancée ever

A photo posted by @ladygaga on

Taylor Kinney reportedly dropped $295,000 on the three pairs of shoes at the auction. Gaga also posted a photo wearing a nude leotard, one pair of the McQueen shoes, and holding the other two in her hands. “Long Live McQueen,” she said. “Look monsters, we got a sign of love from the beyond.”

[ 19 Times Lady Gaga Took Fashion to New and Outrageous Heights ]

That’s a pretty expensive gift from heaven if you ask us. But I think we can all come to an agreement here that Alexander McQueen’s Armadillo shoes were made for Lady Gaga. We’re not sure anyone else could pull them off. Props to her fiance for spoiling her with designer shoes.

[via Daily Record, Footwear News]

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WATCH: Splendour in the Grass 2015 Punters Talk Festival Fashion

Splendour in the grass 2015 interviews


Splendour in the Grass 2015 has wrapped up for another year, and the festival style was, as expected, out of this world. But, because of the mud, there were some style tips to follow, strange outfits out and about and the question of whether or not to sacrifice your wardrobe favourites.

We caught up with some Splendour punters to find out how they stay fashionable at a festival, and whether or not the mud affected their outfit choices.

Check out what they had to say below. (more…)