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Topshop Launches Sustainable Collection, Reclaim

Topshop Reclaim

Image: Harper’s Bazaar, Topshop

Topshop is getting all eco on us. The high street retailer has announced the launch of Topshop Reclaim, a 20-piece range of stylish sustainable pieces to add some eco-friendly oomph to your wardrobe. From breezy floral rompers and zip-front skirts to airy camis and charming pinafores, there are both basics and standout pieces to create a look for any occasion. 

Topshop used leftover material from past collections to create the range, made in collaboration with Reclaim to Wear, which has partnered with the retailer for three previous sustainable collections. Reclaim to Wear has also teamed up with Livia Firth, Speedo and Central Saint Martins.

The new Reclaim collection is set to hit stores July 16. Check out what Topshop has in store in the gallery below. (more…)

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Harper’s Bazaar Australia Unexpectedly Taps Emily Baker for August (Forum Buzz)

It’s not exactly a secret that we’ve become huge supporters of Harper’s Bazaar Australia, after giving us the likes of Elle Macpherson, Miranda Kerr and Cate Blanchett on its previous installments. Now Bazaar gears up for the release of its August issue featuring a surprising cover subject: Emily Baker, whose last notable presence was a Gucci campaign back in 2011. We’re all for seeing models on our magazine covers and the New Zealand-born beauty was photographed by Steven Chee wearing Prada.

Harper's Bazaar August 2015 Emily Baker by Steven Chee


“Hopefully this cover heralds the return to the international stage of Miss Emily Baker?!” asked zoom right away.

“The return of Miss Baker. She looks amazing!” replied a content littlekiki.

Also thrilled with Bazaar‘s choice of subject was Avogadro, who echoed, “So nice to see Emily Baker.”

“Too much Photoshop, but you can’t deny this is a gorgeous cover and Emily’s looking stunning here,” said justaguy.

But the majority of us were left with mixed feelings. “At first glance I see Lara [Stone] and when I stare at it, I see Toni [Garrn]…” described MON.

Benn98 agreed, adding, “Toni Garrn? I see that as well. They’ve got just enough cover lines on the newsstand cover, and the image is still striking. I wish other editions would take note.”

“I am so over the bleached eyebrows trend but other than that this looks really good,” approved KateTheGreatest.

Check out Emily’s cover story, which is a total contrast from the cover shot, inside our thread here.

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3 Pairs of Iconic Alexander McQueen Armadillo Boots Going up for Auction

If you shed a tear in 2010 at the notion of never being able to purchase Alexander McQueen’s Armadillo boots, Christie’s auction house is giving you a chance to take home a pair. The impossibly high platform boots were the talk of McQueen’s Spring 2010 collection and now, Christie’s is auctioning off three pairs in support of UNICEF’s work to help rebuild Nepal. Only 21 pairs of the shoes were originally made for a lucky few. 

Starting today, you can bid on the shoes, as well as other pricey designer goods in Christie’s handbags & accessories category. The Italian-made shoes are made of wood and python skin and all the proceeds will go to UNICEF. The starting bid on the eye-catching footwear is $10,000 USD – a pretty penny for some savagely beautiful footwear. You can bid from now until July 23 when the auction ends.

Hope your pockets are extra deep!

[via Telegraph, Christie’s]

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Alexander Wang’s Fall Campaign Is Too Crowded and ‘Goth’ (Forum Buzz)

We’ve seen the main bulk of the new season campaigns by now, but there’s always one we forget that surfaces from nowhere and today, we finally get to see Alexander Wang‘s Fall 2015 ads. Gone from last season are the vibrant neon colors in favor of a more subdued and moody look, captured in black and white by Steven Klein. Wang welcomes back Anna Ewers as the face of his collection, who is joined by models Molly Bair, Binx Walton, Lexi Boling, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Sarah Brannon and Isabella Emmack as well as singer Alice Glass and the Japanese dance duo AyaBambi, making for an interesting cast that ultimately seems part of some trendy gothic clique.

Alexander Wang Fall 2015 Ad Campaign by Steven Klein


Our feisty forum members began discussing immediately. “His usual gang plus some random chicks. He really needs to stop with it, especially with Hanne who looks awful once again. She, Isabella and Sarah are really irrelevant. The second shot is way too crowded but I quite like the first one. Still, it’s the weakest Wang campaign in seasons,” slammed anlabe32.

“I don’t like it, it looks like a group of cool girls with ugly shoes who came out into the rain and are angry now,” shared an unimpressed dcmaike.

Also not feeling it was Benn98: “Yikes, I’m not a fan. It’s too over the top, fashion models trying to be goth while having only a vague idea what it’s about.”

“I don’t like it, they tried to be so goth, tough and cool but they failed and all look… dead? The anger they tried to show looks so fake and silly in a way. And it’s too crowded, the cast is so random,” announced perhydrol

HeatherAnne was far from overjoyed as she deemed the campaign, “So cheesy!”

Alexander Wang Fall 2015 Ad Campaign by Steven Klein


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60 Celebrities Join Campaign to Save the Arctic

Kate Moss Save the Arctic

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The arctic is in grave danger and in order to get people more concerned, Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic initiative has tapped a crew of beautiful famous people to pose in T-shirts imploring you to help make sure an entire ecosystem doesn’t disappear on account of humanity’s penchant for destroying anything good in its path. 

Vivienne Westwood was tapped to design the shirts, which are modeled by the likes of Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, David Gandy, George Clooney and more. Each of the 60 celebs involved in the project was photographed by Andy Gotts, who cast his muses in dark, gray light. Probably not the most flattering, but still does the job. 

Below, check out a few of our favorite images from the campaign. (more…)

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Amazon Prime Day Is Just a Ploy to Get More Prime Customers

Amazon Prime Day

Image: Amazon

Amazon is turning 20 and to celebrate the milestone, it’s putting a bunch of products up for sale, as one does. Amazon is all set to launch Prime Day at midnight on July 15 and is promising more deals than on Black Friday

Amazon is clearly hoping to start another major sale shopping day, smack dab in the middle of summer. Of course, it remains to be seen if Amazon’s Prime Day sales can surpass those of Black Friday, but the e-tailer is going to try its darndest. Amazon is promising deals starting at midnight and continuing all day long with new bargains popping up every 10 minutes. The catch: you have to have Amazon Prime to participate. So, If you’re one of the people who were charged $99 after you forgot to cancel your free trial subscription, think of this as a consolation for your absent-mindedness. 

If you don’t have Amazon Prime, don’t worry. The retailer is out here trying to make some money and they would never leave potential customers out of the loop. You’ll be able to sign up for a free trial to participate. If this sounds like a ploy to get more people signed up to Amazon Prime, you wouldn’t be too far off. Entrepreneur notes that Prime members spend on average of $1,500 a year, while nonmembers shell out only $625. So, though they might lose a few people who choose not to pay the $99 membership fee past the free trial, they will undoubtedly gain a few new members, which in the end, makes them money. 

Either way, deals to rival Black Friday sound quite enticing to us. As for everyone else, we will just have to see how much Prime Day actually catches on with the masses.

[Entrepreneur, Business Wire]