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Marchesa Launches Its New Contemporary Line, Marchesa Voyage

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A few days before the start of last Fashion Week, Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig announced that they would be launching a contemporary line in the fall. While the duo already has a lower priced line, Notte by Marchesa, their new diffusion collection, Marchesa Voyage, marks their first foray into casual daywear.

The designers describe the collection as more loungewear-like ("the Marchesa in her palazzo"), so it's fitting that while most of the pieces are casual in cut, they are often embellished with golden detailings and other adornments. Hitting stores September 1, the collection retails for around $250 to $1,000 and my money is on the silver-toned animal print pants and gold embellished jacket being the top sellers.

Flip through our slideshow featuring some images from the Marchesa Voyage launch party and lookbook.

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September Issues: Victoria Beckham Covers Harper’s Bazaar Singapore

Image: Facebook/HarpersBazaarSingapore

Image: Facebook/HarpersBazaarSingapore

Here's a September Issue that might not have been on your radar: Photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth and styled in a kind of haute-PVC burgundy dress by Kenneth Goh, Victoria Beckham covers Harper's Bazaar Singapore for September 2013. The former pop star defied everyone's expectations when she launched her namesake fashion collection to critical acclaim in 2008 at New York Fashion Week. Earlier this year, Beckham introduced her line to buyers in China, representing her first foray into the Asian market. Despite reports of slowed growth, Asia's luxury market continues to be one of the largest in the world and Beckham clearly wants a piece of it.

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V Festival Essentials From Your Very Own Tent

Just when we thought we couldn’t love very.co.uk any more, they announce their newest collaboration: They’ve teamed up with V Festival (one of the UK’s hottest festivals) to develop a special festival themed capsule collection. And the best bit? You can get it directly delivered to your tent within an hour.

Offering everything from festival clothing essentials to quirky glow in the dark wellies (exactly like their cute pink pair, £20 below) the 25-piece capsule collection is set to go on sale on their site this weekend, and at their special V Festival Very tent. Who said camping couldn’t be luxurious?

Since they’re the official style partner for V festival, their website is an absolute must at the moment if you’re looking for some festival fashion inspiration. It’s an emporium of tips that’ll help you to create an array of different festival looks from Woodstock hippie chic to the ultimate raver.  

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Key to any kind of festival-goer's wardrobe, though, has to be a good pair of wellies, just in case those autumnal showers arrive a little earlier than usual. And if the out-there glow-in-the-dark pair are a bit OTT for your liking, why not opt for a pair of trendy Hunter wellies (above right) with a cool neon buckle twist? Available for £115 at Very.

If you are lucky enough to be heading over to the V Festival, then be sure to keep an eye out for their special vending machine where you can snap a picture of your festival fashion and vote for a winning look.

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Alexander Wang Sells Merino Wool in a New Annie Leibovitz-Lensed Campaign

Image: Annie Leibovitz for Merino Wool

Image: Annie Leibovitz and Alexander Wang for Merino Wool

The Woolmark Company has tapped Alexander Wang, Annie Leibovitz and a very cute sheep for a new campaign promoting Merino wool. Slated to run in fall fashion magazines, the ad is part of a two-season partnership between the textile company and the designer's eponymous label. Select pieces of Wang's Fall 2013 collection were produced with the textile. 

“I have used Merino wool since I first started designing, so collaborating with Woolmark was a natural fit for me,” he said. “Wool has strong environmental credentials, and it always feels modern and relevant.” 

Wangs joins fellow Parsons alum Narciso Rodriguez as a Woolmark brand ambassador. The company is hoping to position Merino wool as a luxury fiber for premium apparel brands. 

Image: Narciso Rodriguez for Merino Wool

Image: Narciso Rodriguez for Merino Wool

 

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23 Reasons to Care About Jennifer Lawrence’s Birthday

Image: Joel Ginsburg/WENN.com

Image: Joel Ginsburg/WENN.com

  1. It's today. 
  2. It's trending on Twitter. 
  3. It's … wow I can't think of a third reason. 
  4. Does that count as a reason?
  5. Jennifer Lawrence turns 23 today, which is a good age. 
  6. Hm.
  7. Although for many people, it's a frustrating age. 
  8. It was okay for me. 
  9. Being 24 was better than being 23. 
  10. But it might have been a different experience if I'd been an Acadamy Award winner and a Vogue cover star
  11. There's still time. 
  12. How will I ever come up with eleven more reasons?
  13. Apparently celebrity birthday roundups are a daily column in some newspapers
  14. I thought of calling The Columbus Dispatch to ask when and why the paper first started printing the feature. 
  15. But I didn't.
  16. Why should some poor reporter busy serving the fine people of Columbus, Ohio care about me having a slow news day?
  17. And anyway, it would be better to ask an archivist or a historian. 
  18. But again, I couldn't go through with it. 
  19. Although it's a legitimate question.
  20. Why do people care about celebrity birthdays?
  21. (Apart from anyone who has to create Internet content or write celebrity birthday columns for the newspaper.)
  22. I reserve the right not to care about anyone who doesn't care about me. 
  23. Happy birthday Jennifer Lawrence!

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This Raf Simons Editorial in September Harper’s Bazaar May Be the Worst Ever (Forum Buzz)

Is this Raf Simons editorial the worst editorial in a September issue? (Forum Buzz)

“Raf Simons : Force of Nature” by Skye Parrot. Image Credit: harpersbazaar.com

It’s not like we are not used to finding ourselves being baffled when flipping through an issue of Harper’s Bazaar every now and then. From putting model Hailey Clauson into awkwardly cheap looking robot outfits to using a computer generated Smurfette as a model in its fashion editorials, the magazine seems to have a weakness for creating comical fashion content that more often than not seems rather inappropriate for an American high fashion publication. But an editorial dedicated to Raf Simons' latest Christian Dior collection, starring Simons himself as well as two female models, in the important September issue surpasses all other questionable efforts by the magazine in its awfulness. tFS forum members failed to find anything nice to say about the story, which was shot by Skye Parrott and features artwork by Robert Longo.

“This is so bad it's not even funny,” commented Melancholybaby

And Housseyin asked, “Wow, that Simons ed, is that for real ???”

“Raf's editorial is just comical,” remarked rougevalentino.

Jmrmartinho didn’t appreciate the intentionally (?) bad editorial either. He wrote, “I’m laughing so hard with the Dior editorial. Did they really think that was cool? On the first image Raf looks like he is being eaten by the Givenchy shark and the other images are pure kitsch.”

“Oh my Gods, the Raf Simons editorial is beyond atrocious!,” agreed Nepenthes.

Is this Raf Simons editorial the worst editorial in a September issue? (Forum Buzz)

Image Credit: harpersbazaar.com

Could this possibly be the worst September editorial of this year? Can a not-so edgy or fashion-forward Harper’s Bazaar afford to print such a trash culture type of editorial in its September issue? It would perhaps make a difference to see this kind of editorial in a less serious publication that caters to a different audience than Harper’s Bazaar. The poor execution of a horrifyingly bad concept here nonetheless actually amuses me and I’m not sure I support the idea of having something as amateurish as this published in a major magazine at all. What do you think? 

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