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Steven Meisel Replaced by Tim Walker for Lanvin’s Fall 2014 Ad Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Lanvin‘s Fall 2014 advertising campaign is all about family values (and the clothes, of course). The French fashion house’s creative director Alber Elbaz selected Edie Campbell to front his latest collection. Edie’s mother Sophie Hicks is also seen in the campaign alongside other family members, including her father Roddy and brother Arthur. Edie’s beloved horse Dolly also makes an appearance as well as a bunch of professional models. The group was photographed by Tim Walker, who replaces long-term lensman Steven Meisel.

Ad Campaign Lanvin Fall 2014 Edie Campbell Tim Walker

IMAGE CREDIT: WWD.COM VIA TFS FORUMS

Most of our forum members are completely taken with the new campaign. “Loveed!! Finally a change of photographer!!!” wrote testinofan.

“Love Tim’s interpretation of Lanvin. I hope he shoots some more campaigns in the future!” enthused Nepenthes.

Elfinkova also showed enthusiasm toward the images: “This is all so lovely! Like another member stated, I too am living for Tim Walker’s interpretation of Lanvin.”

Although not everyone is up for the change. “So this is the first time Meisel didn’t shoot the campaign since like forever… I need to process this… I suppose change is not a bad thing… But I don’t know if I can handle this…” worried mikel.

“Edie is the personification of fashion’s current state; dull, uninspired, and catatonic,” disapproved an uninterested VogueDisciple93.

An unsatisfied helmut.newton posted, “Terrible and awkward! Looks like an extremely over-thought and lame editorial from Pop or i-D Magazine. Not interesting at all! And what’s more, the creative direction is beyond cringe-worthy. Meisel was so brilliant with his campaigns for Lanvin, as they offered something more mysterious and intriguing. His aesthetic was so suited to the designs of the house. Tim Walker is literally the last photographer I would associate with the House of Lanvin. Completely disparate aesthetic sensibilities and it really shows in the worst way possible.”

See inside the thread for the full advertising campaign as well as the menswear campaign. You can join the discussion here, too.

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Link Buzz: Dance Record Company Sues Michelle Phan, the Royal Family Releases Adroable Photos of Prince George for His 1st Birthday

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Image: Getty Images

  • Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo got married in Mexico this weekend. [UsWeekly]
  • Meet the selfie stick, a tool that makes you look like even more of an obnoxious jerk while taking a selfie. [Vogue
  • Dance Music label Ultra Records is suing Michelle Phan for using music from its artists in her video tutorials without permission. [Racked]
  •  When will thieves learn that social media is not the best place to show off all the cool stuff you stole? A 27-year-old woman just got arrested after posting a photo of herself to Facebook wearing a leopard print dress she stole. #Rookiemistake. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Another way Miley Cyrus has ruined twerking for everyone? Now Lena Dunham‘s trying to do it. Thanks a lot, MC.  [Daily Mail]
  • Paris Hilton will take Kanye‘s Steve Jobs-like genius and raise him Albert Einstein. She compared herself to the legendary physicist in an interview with The Telegraph, “We are social butterflies, humanitarians, geniuses: Einstein was one,” she said. Uh-huh. [Telegraph]
  • Beautiful racially-ambiguous butterfly Irina Shayk talks her role in the new Hercules film. [Vouge UK]
  • Prince George turns one tomorrow, celebrates with almost too-adorable baby photos. [IBT]
  • If you dare: see all the times famous people destroyed their precious Birkin bags. [Telegraph]

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Kanye West Claims to Be ‘More Than 50 Percent Responsible’ for Balenciaga Shoe Sales and More in GQ

The most important man in culture is currently covering GQ‘s August 2014 issue and he’s here to clear the air about some of the misconceptions surrounding his celebrity, marriage and long battle trying to get some damn respect from fashion brands and magazines. The ranting, raving Kanye West of last year, who pulled back the curtain on the fashion industry’s darkest secrets, like who invented the leather jogging pant (it was him!) and how to make T-shirts with chitlins, is back — and he’s dropping the most exquisite nuggets of wisdom and insight. 

Image: GQ

Image: GQ

With an Adidas contract and a Vogue cover under his belt, Kanye returns to wax about his ~very important~ influence on culture, which has only gotten stronger since he married Kim Kardashian. According to Kanye, “The concept of Kimye has more cultural significance than what Page Six could write.” Since Page Six can’t do it, Kanye will instead walk you through every facet of his importance, as told to GQ‘s Zach Baron

Below, a few highlights from what will likely be the #weeksmosttalkedaboutinterview.

On getting filmed hitting his head on a sign by TMZ, and what kind of fish he is:

“I’m a blowfish. I’m not a shark, I’m a blowfish. So that perfect example about me hitting my head, it’s like a blowfish. I wasn’t coming out of my house going to a paparazzi’s house to attack them. I’m defending my family in front of my own house. I’m defending my name as someone’s screaming something negative at me. That’s a blowfish. People have me pinned as a shark or a predator in some way, and in no way am I that.”

On what he talked about in his 45-minute wedding toast to…himself: 

“What I talked about in it was the idea of celebrity, and celebrities being treated like blacks were in the 60s, having no rights [ed. note: didn't know Kanye and Kim weren't allowed to vote], and the fact that people can slander your name. I said that in the toast. And I had to say this in a position where I, from the art world, am marrying Kim. And how we’re going to fight to raise the respect level for celebrities so that my daughter can live a more normal life. She didn’t choose to be a celebrity. But she is. So I’m going to fight to make sure she has a better life.”

On Carine Roitfeld:

Carine Roitfeld is the Walt Disney of what Tumblr is today. She is the Kanye West of what Tumblr is today. She’s the single most important person to what street style is today. And she was at the wedding seven seats down from Kim, who is one of the number one fashion plates of today. ” (more…)

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Lara Bingle to Launch Exclusive Bronzing Beauty Range

Lara Bingle has been one busy girl. She’s recently launched her basics line for retail chain Cotton On, and now she’s set to enter the beauty market, too. Just in time for summer, the Australian model will release a bronzing and tanning collection called The Base.

Owned and created by Lara herself, The Base will include products like your everyday gradual tanner and a secret bronzing weapon, all priced from a reasonable $19 to $39. The upcoming range aims to achieve a healthy, safe-looking glow, so that we can all enter summer with that vitamin D look of well-being without harming our skin. 

The collection will be available exclusively from The Base’s site come November, but you can already head over to register and make sure you’re kept in the loop for any exciting updates. If Lara’s beach babe vibe is anything to go by, we should probably all sign up. (more…)

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Get the Look: Kylie Minogue’s Metallic Mini Dress

Kylie Minogue The Voice

Photo: Don Arnold/ WireImage

You’ve got to hand it to Kylie Minogue for looking even better with age. Her extra-petite frame (which seems to be a Minogue family trait) helps, letting the Australian music icon relish in younger fashion perhaps a little bit longer than other women.

Take her metallic getup for The Voice’s media call with the show’s final five contestants, for instance. A disco-like Blumarine Fall 2014 pleated skater dress might not be your typical choice for a 46-year-old woman, but Kylie pulls it off with ease by teaming the piece with minimal, black Stuart Weitzman ankle-strap heels and red lips. Besides, the pop singer knows full well that metallics work for her. Infamous gold hot pants of the early aughts, anyone?

We’ve hunted the Internet for shiny pieces just like Kylie’s for a mix of ages and body types, so you too can embrace this look.

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1. ABS Metallic Cocktail Dress, $418.01; 2. Sass Clothing Foiled Ladder Dress, $99.95; 3. Minkpink Discoball Metallic Shift Dress, $58.82; 4. Sugarhill Boutique Golden Girl Metallic Dress With Cut Out Back, $68.63

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Aquazzura and Olivia Palermo Team Up for Capsule Collection

Image: Sean Thorton/WENN.com

Image: Sean Thorton/WENN.com

Style darling Olivia Palermo is bringing her eye to the world of footwear, lending her talents to the folks at Aquazzura by collaborating on a capsule collection due out late this summer. With the help of designer Edgardo Osorio, Olivia will launch a six-style range aptly dubbed Aquazzura x Olivia Palermo. According to WWD, the collection seems to have come about organically, as Osorio mentions that Olivia was already pretty much the brand’s “unofficial ambassador,” on account of how often she’s been spied wearing its shoes. It makes sense then, that she would be tapped to design for the brand.

Sketches from the AQUAZZURA and Olivia Palermo Collab

IMAGE: oliviapalermo.com

The range is set to hit shelves come September 12, with plans to roll out the range in department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Holt Renfrew. If you’re not a brick-and-mortar type, the collection will also be available at Net-a-Porter. From the collection, expect slick, over-the-knee boots, sparkly jeweled sandals, booties, pumps and even a pair of gladiators. According to Olivia, prices for the pieces are meant to be reasonable, but what’s reasonable to someone who typically spends $600 to $1,625 on a pair of shoes might not be the same for your average Joe whose monthly rent falls into that price range. 

“Everything is so expensive these days and you still want to have things that you can find and have quality and the design aesthetic and be happy,” she told WWD

These shoes must be super high-quality. Sounds like now’s a good time to start saving up your precious dollars for this collection…

Olivia Palermo in her Aquazurra campaign

IMAGE: twitter.com/TheRealOliviaP

[via WWD]

 

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