You can’t call yourself a stylish Canadian without having at least one item—be that cozy point blanket, scarf or coat—in the Hudson’s Bay iconic stripe pattern. It’s practically the Breton stripe of the Great North. A part of Canada’s oldest style legacy.
Inspired by the upcoming tennis season and warmer temps, Lacoste has created a women’s and men’s HBC signature stripe polo shirt for the first time ever—taking the pattern we love into spring and summer attire (more than just umbrellas—finally).
Many brands have been leaning on heritage roots to give customers a better idea about the history behind their iconic brands (Chanel, Burberry to name two). Well-known apparel heavyweights, French, Canadian and otherwise, are continuing to keep their brands’ identity strong by partnering with an equally classic (and classy) name in style. What makes these sporty polos special isn’t just the nostalgic (and dare we say Canadian-chic) stripes, the fabric allows for breathability and real sportsmanship.
The stretch fit mini piqué for women ($110) and a regular, non-stretch fit petit-piqué for men ($125) are durable yet stylish enough to break a sweat in if you so choose—and yes, you can look forward to that classic Lacoste embroidered crocodile logo too.
Such class, much style. Available this month!
It has become apparent that magazines have gotten themselves into a habit of either producing multiple covers or giving us multi-girl covers. For April, Vogue Netherlands delivers a trio of fresh-faced beauties: Ine Neefs, Julia Bergshoeff and Maartje Verhoef. Photographed by Alique, the models huddle together wearing a mixture of Louis Vuitton, Dior and Prada.
The cover has certainly captured the attention of our forum members. “They all look great, it’s a lovely cover that will come alive in print. Excited to see Maartje get it,” enthused Miss Dalloway.
GivenchyHomme was quick to express his excitement: “This is fabulous. I love all three of them!”
Also showing support for Dutch Vogue was MyFavorite: “Awesome cover. I like how the styling matches the font colors, and all three girls look beautiful, soft… lovely.”
“Easily their best, most appealing, and most inviting cover to date. THIS is how simplicity is and should be done. Surprisingly, this is also the best multi-girl cover I’ve seen so far! This even beats out that Vogue Japan cover,” added MON in agreement.
“They all look lovely and I like the styling, I just wish that the layout wasn’t so amateur. I don’t like how the colors blend with the background making the words hard to read, specially their names,” shared kokobombon, shifting the mood of the thread slightly.
HeatherAnne certainly wasn’t a fan of the cover and exclaimed, “Terrible, as usual. A generically posed, over Photoshopped, too closeup picture that is dull as dirt.”
Are you a fan? Share your opinion with us and await the content of Vogue Netherlands’ model issue here.
This week, we said farewell to Jared Leto‘s perfectly hommbréd locks as the actor traded in his glorious long tresses for a shorter cut. Sure. Fine. Whatever. We admit we were a little upset. After all, Jared’s hair in 2014 simply could not quit being perfect. But all good things must come to an end and if you love something, sometimes you gotta set it free. We were just coming to terms with his newly shorn look when we saw this:
Jared. Leto. Is. Platinum. Blonde. We barely had any time to heal and now he hits us with this shocking change. It’s like kicking us in the ovaries when we already had menstrual cramps. Just unfair. Granted, Jared is a handsome fella and looks better than most living humans at his worst, but to go from perfection to this? It’s just jarring.
Needless to say, we’re still getting used to it. But short, long, platinum, hommbré or bearded, we still have love for Jared and everything he does.
Update: Even if it means watching him morph into The Joker before our eyes.
Our forum members have been on edge this week, questioning the whereabouts of Vogue Italia‘s March cover due to the release being unexpectedly late. We needn’t worry anymore as the magazine finally revealed the much-anticipated cover via its website earlier today. To our amazement, Mia Goth takes the honor of fronting the fashion bible, handpicked by Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue‘s big spring fashion issue. Mia (best known for dating Hollywood bad boy Shia LaBeouf) appears in a moody, grungy and depressing cover image styled by Karl Templer.
After a rumor hit our forums last month, we were expecting to see Gisele Bündchen. “After the cover rumor, I was all geared up for Gisele, so this seems like the lackluster antithesis of anything she’d have to offer. Somber covers from Vogue Italia are becoming boring in their own way,” expressed tigerrouge.
“All the waiting for this crap?” asked an underwhelmed zacatecas570.
“Don’t like it all. They’ve been doing these dark covers for a while now, they could do something more light for spring, also the hair bothers me a lot,” KateTheGreatest replied, not showing support for the cover, either.
Bruce7Lee even went so far as to declare, “This is probably the worst cover of VI in a long time.”
Is it really so bad? Our forum members certainly aren’t having any of it. “Lazy. Lazy. Lazy. Are they entering a dark era? The color scheme of the 3 covers this year are all identical! Stop pushing the olive scheme Italian Vogue!” suggested MON.
“This could have been a very haunting/fantastic cover but her face is weak/bad/bland,” DutchHomme contributed.
Share the same sentiments as our feisty forum members? Join the discussion here.
Justin Bieber never passes up an opportunity to go shirtless, so we’re sure he was probably psyched to have another chance to show off his abs on the cover of Men’s Health magazine. Since the release of his equally shirtless Calvin Klein campaign, there has been lots of controversy surrounding the 21 year old’s midsection — and it once again reared its head when this cover image hit the Internet this week.
Here, we have Justin in his natural state (furrowed brow, no shirt), this time with his hands behind his head. A source tells Defamer that Justin’s body had been retouched for the shot, despite claims from Men’s Health that the singer’s image was not altered for the cover. A spokesperson for the magazine said, “I would say it is not photoshopped,” before following up with a firmer, “No, he looks amazing.”
But whether or not Justin was retouched, one thing’s for certain: He’s got a nice, flat tummy, which is more than we can say for ourselves. Keep up the good work, Biebs.
See Justin’s full, un-Photoshopped spread over at Men’s Health.
Of course Kimye is at Paris Fashion Week and of course everyone is talking about it. Granted, Kimye’s mere existence is enough to churn out a million words of tabloid fodder, but this time, it’s Kim Kardashian’s hair that is getting the attention. The reality star has dyed her dark chocolate locks platinum blonde and unveiled the new color today as she made the rounds during PFW.
Kim has gone blonde before, but this is the lightest color we think we’ve seen on her. She kept her brows dark, so no bleached LOVE magazine vibes here.
Kim’s saga with her hair goes beyond coloring and cutting. The reality star revealed to People that she’s struggled to maintain her hairline for several years. “I have the hairiest forehead you could ever imagine, and I would always break out and get all cracky on my forehead just from all the hair that I had,” she told People. “If you Google 2008 or 2007, I had the craziest, hairiest hairline, so I did laser it. Everyone would just Photoshop it every time I did a photo shoot [anyway]. I didn’t really change the shape, I just got rid of all the baby hairs.”
Who knew baby hairs were such a nuisance? In fact, they were quite fashionable on the Spring 2015 runways.
[via People, @VVFriedman]