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Get Your Hands on Karl Lagerfeld’s Karl is Kolor Sunglasses

Karl Lagerfeld is throwing some shade — and that’s the way we like it. Today, the designer is launching his sunglasses capsule collection, Karl is Kolor, just in time for Paris Fashion Week. If you’ll recall, the collection for Lagerfeld’s namesake brand was first announced in January with Spring 2015 campaign images starring Kendall Jenner, alongside fellow models Ming Xi, Sasha Luss and Baptiste Giabiconi. (You can watch the behind-the-scenes video of the shoot above.) The Karl is Kolor sunglasses retail for $226 and are available only at Karl Lagerfeld boutiques. Go ahead, drop it like it’s hot.

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The 5 Best Takeaways from Karl Lagerfeld’s Interview with The New York Times

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Karl Lagerfeld; Image: SIPA/WENN.com

Karl Lagerfeld may be one of the most recognizable characters in fashion, but he’s also one of the most quotable. In the past, the creative director of Chanel and Fendi has gifted us with one hilarious gem after another about everything from short men (“Don’t trust them; they are mean, and they want to kill you.”) to tattoos (“It’s like living in a Pucci dress full-time.”).

Recently, the designer sat down with The New York Times at Fendi headquarters in Rome to talk about Haute Fourrure, his furry feline Choupette and prompting Hervé Léger to change his name. In case you missed it, here are the top five takeaways to sink your teeth into.

On selfies: “I don’t do selfies. But other people do, and they all want to do selfies with me. No, no, no. Thank God, Sébastien, my assistant, he’s mean to the people in the street, mean and rude. I’m a nice person.”

On creativity: “The ideas come when you work. I work a lot for the garbage can. I have huge bins next [to me], for whatever I do, 95 percent goes to the bin.”

On retirement: “No. I would die on the spot. Chanel died in the middle of a collection when she was in her nearly 90s. I have time!”

On pulling from the archives: “When people start to think that what they did in the past is perhaps even better than what they do now, they should stop. Lots of my colleagues, they have archives, they look at their dresses like they were Rembrandts! Please, forget about it.”

On working with women: “I’m not crazy to discuss fashion with men. I couldn’t care less about their opinion.” 

[via The New York Times]

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Lara Stone and David Walliams Reportedly Split

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It is always a sad thing to see true love fizzle out and this is reportedly the case for Lara Stone and husband David Walliams, who are said to be separating after five years of marriage.

Nothing is official yet — the pair aren’t broken up-broken up, and according to the Telegraph, sources say that David is hoping to patch things up during this trial separation to salvage the relationship. The duo got married in 2010 and have a 1-year-old son, Alfred.

Lara appears in Versace’s Eros fragrance campaign, posing as a Greek goddess. David is going to have a hard time getting over this breakup with images like those all over town. Here’s hoping the couple can reconcile and live happily ever after…

[via the Telegraph]

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Shanina Shaik Cradles a Koala on Harper’s Bazaar Australia (Forum Buzz)

Magazines are constantly on a mission to impress and Harper’s Bazaar Australia has delivered the goods this time around. We’ve become admirers of the Aussie title, which far surpasses the American edition in terms of creativity. For April 2015, the magazine tapped Shanina Shaik as its latest cover conquest, who cuddles a cute koala named Chip. Aww! The image, captured by Simon Upton, perfectly embodies Australian fashion and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results.

Harper's Bazaar Australia April 2015 Shanina Shaik Simon Upton

IMAGE: INSTAGRAM/SHANINASHAIK

Bazaar‘s latest installment is fresh off the press and our forum members were keen to start deliberating over the newly-released cover. Getting us off on a positive note and setting the tone for the rest of the discussion, nataliaapple simply described it as “Lovely” inside our thread.

“I’m so pleasantly shocked how EVERY Australian fashion publication has such a great layout and design sensibility. Vogue, ELLE, Russh, and Harper’s Bazaar all do such great work. This is no exception, Shanina looks amazing,” complimented marsnoop2.

Forum member visualoptimism seemed impressed, too and noted, “Awesome, a koala!”

Also thrilled with the magazine’s efforts this month was KateTheGreatest: “Looks cool. I’m jealous of Shanina, I want to hold a koala too,” she wrote.

Harper’s Bazaar meets National Geographic…interesting,” said AL92, maybe not quite feeling the presence of an animal on a fashion magazine cover.

Are you a fan? Share your opinion and await the content of Bazaar‘s April issue here.

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Giorgio Armani Has Some Thoughts on Madonna’s Brit Awards Fall

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Madonna‘s epic tumble at last week’s Brit Awards pretty much stole the show. During her performance, the singer simply couldn’t get her enormous Armani cape off in time, and was pulled backward down a flight of stairs when her backup dancers tried to yank it off her on cue. 

Madonna suffered a case of whiplash after the fall, which designer Giorgio Armani thoroughly blames her for. “Madonna, as we know, is very difficult,” he said. “This cape had a hook and she wanted a tie, and she wasn’t able to open it with her hands. That’s all there is to it.” Is someone a little salty for having to change the original design? 

In case you missed it (you probably didn’t, but it’s always fun to watch), peep Madonna’s fall above.

[via Page Six]

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Model Tahnee Atkinson Is Giving New York Another Try

Tahnee Atkinson

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Tahnee Atkinson’s US agency has asked her to get back to New York — aka the models’ playground — and the Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 winner has happily accepted the offer.

Sydney Confidential reports that the 23-year-old booked tickets back to the US around three weeks ago, and will be moving to the city that never sleeps for around three months.

Tahnee was granted a three-year visa back in 2013, but was sent back to Sydney for work soon after moving to New York. She ended up staying in Australia with her local agency Priscillas, despite being presented with opportunities like Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret castings with her US agent, One Management, while she was in NYC. (more…)

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