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Virgin Atlantic Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Illamasqua

Virgin Atlantic celebrated its 30th anniversary with a redesign of its iconic red uniform this summer (by none other than Vivienne Westwood) and now, Illamasqua is jumping on board and becoming the makeup of choice for the airline’s ground staff and cabin crew. How chic is that? The collaboration between the two British brands conveys stylish yet simple charm by incorporating a natural makeup look and a red lip to complement the uniforms. Illamasqua created a custom lipstick—appropriately named Virgin—to match the famous Pantone red color associated with the airline. The highly pigmented, sophisticated shade of Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in “Vigrin” ($26) is available now.



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Lanvin’s Window Displays Are the Subject of a New Book


Image: Courtesy of Lanvin

Anyone who has gone into a Lanvin boutique knows it’s a sight to behold. The whimsical elegance that colors the displays and store decor is a perfect representation of Creative Director Alber Elbaz‘s aesthetic. The displays are works of art themselves and now they’re getting their own book, Lanvin: I Love You

From the windows of the boutique on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré to installations at Art Basel Miami Beach, Elbaz put together a collection of some of the brand’s best displays, adding a few anecdotes of his own for an inside look behind some of Lanvin’s most memorable spreads. The book contains over 200 examples of the label’s treatments, and also includes never before seen sketches from the designer. 

Click through to see some of the images from the book, which will hit Lanvin boutiques September 22.  (more…)

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Lara Stone Impresses Forum Members on Harper’s Bazaar Germany Cover (Forum Buzz)

A cozy and comfortable-looking Lara Stone is Harper’s Bazaar Germany’s October 2014 cover star. The magazine tapped the Dutch beauty for its latest cover story and enlisted Kacper Kasprzyk to shoot the blond bombshell for both the front cover and for some stunning portraits, which can be found inside the issue (and of course, in our thread here). Stylist to the shoot, Jay Massacret, opted to showcase the model in a chunky knit sweater from Celine with her effortlessly coiffed locks cascading down one side of her face, making for a fabulous cover.

Harper's Bazaar Germany Oct 14 Lara Stone


Our forum members are more than happy with the results. “Really, this is quite pretty. There’s a bit of post production work going on around her face, making it seem slightly ghoulish, but the overall image and color scheme are perfect. Looking forward to her ed!” commented Benn98.

“That’s almost what I like best about it – it’s a twist on the typical ‘blonde beauty’ because there’s something haunting about her face,” replied tigerrouge.

“That’s two for two for German Bazaar and I’m hoping they keep it up! It’s a beautiful portrait and they’re making the sweater look so comfortable and luxurious, and that’s the point, no?” wrote ash92.

“When I saw the tittle I was afraid it’s gonna be Carine Roitfeld‘s work from her Sept editorial and thank God it’s a new shot!” raved fluxxx.

“Lara can do no wrong. She looks so charming and beautiful!” added an elated Nepenthes.

“This is what I call [a] head shot perfect for [an] autumn cover,” proclaimed a satisfied GlamorousBoy.

With thanks to forum member Oxymore, the fashion editorials from the issue can be viewed inside the thread (including the fabulous cover story!). Check them out and share your own opinion here.

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WATCH: This Guy Parodies Fashion Bloggers and Totally Nails It

Ah, the #OOTD (that’s Outfit of the Day for those not fluent in Tweetstagramish). It’s a staple of all female personal style bloggers, a daily reminder that girls on the Internet are putting way more effort into their outfits than you are. 

Well, BuzzFeed Yellow is here to show you that #OOTDs, they’re not just for vainglorious gals — they can also work for schlubby dudes…or…not. Here, @Joshypartyanimal186 brings you a guy’s answer to Outfit of the Day videos, done hilariously and pretty spot-on. In it, he shows off a very normcore look: dirty T-shirt, gray jeans and gray socks. 

Want to know where to get @Joshypartyanimal186′s outfit? Well, you’re out of luck because he bought it “like, eight years ago.” We think the preferred term for such items is “vintage.”

Watch the hilarious video above! 

Image: @Joshypartyanimal186

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Stefano Gabbana Pens Love Letter to Domenico Dolce

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce

Image: IMaxTree

This is the stuff of romance novels. To kick off Milan Fashion Week, Stefano Gabbana wrote an open love letter to Domenico Dolce, which was published in Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera as part of the Festival of Letters.

The affectionate note couldn’t have come at a better time. Next year will mark the 30th anniversary since the design team launched their eponymous label. And although they split romantically in 1999, after 20 years together, the duo’s bond as friends and business partners is as strong as ever. Tissues, please.

“Dear Domenico,

I have never written you a letter before. Perhaps because between us there has never been a need for many words. A glance has always been enough for us to understand each other. This is the first time that I have ever written to you, and I must confess, it all seems quite strange to me.

When we are interviewed, our comments blend quickly in a play of continuous comings and goings: I start a topic and you bring it to its conclusion, you are about to finish a thought and I interrupt, I repeat and I conclude your initial idea. (more…)

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André Leon Talley Talks Fashion’s Diversity Problem

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Image: Jeff Grossman/

André Leon Talley is one of the most influential people in the fashion industry. The former Vogue editor has worked with the likes of Andy Warhol and Anna Wintour, and has been a fixture in fashion for a long time. His gig on America’s Next Top Model brought him into the mainstream consciousness, but even with all his success, particularly as a person of color, the Zappos Couture artistic director believes the industry still has far to go to address its diversity issue. You know, the one that never seems to die. Talley sat down with The Huffington Post to explain.

“How many African-American or any diverse ethnic individuals do you have at the heads of any of the high niche magazines or high niche design brands?” he asks. “You can count them on one finger.” Indeed there are few people of color in leadership positions in the industry. “Can you name a black designer that you know who has a huge brand? No. There is not one.” Talley asserts that in spite of what liberal-minded members of the industry might say, prejudice is real, subconscious and inherent in our culture, and some people are comfortable ignoring it.

“How many people are there that have broken the glass ceiling?” he asks. “There are very, very few. And you know the world has really not changed and you have to be acutely aware of the world around you. One of the reasons that I think the world has not changed, being a black man, is that people try to look at me without color, but color is always there.” (more…)

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