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Link Buzz: Rihanna Looks Like a Barbie in Latest Fragrance Campaign, Caitlyn Jenner’s Shoe Game Is on Fleek


Excited to announce my newest fragrance “RiRi”… coming soon! #ThisIsRiRi

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  • Tanya Taylor and Siki Im will represent the U.S. in this year’s International Woolmark Prize. [Forbes]
  • Kate Hudson and Michael Kors team up for Watch Hunger Stop. [WWD]
  • Watch out, Barbie Fashionistas! Rihanna is coming for your spot in her latest fragrance campaign. [@badgalriri]
  • Everyone’s in a tizzy that underage models are back on the runways. [NYT]
  • There is an emoji movie in the works. [Deadline]
  • Reformation has released a line of clothing just for its well-endowed fans. [Refinery29]
  • Band of Outsiders is auctioning off what’s left of the brand. [WWD]
  • But of course Caitlyn Jenner has a fantastic shoe collection. [People]

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Malgosia Bela Takes the Spotlight in Jason Wu’s Fall 2015 Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Along with Tom FordJason Wu has a penchant for starring in his own advertising campaigns, much to our dismay. After the unveiling of his Fall 2015 campaign, however, the designer seems to have received the message loud and clear by remaining on the other side of the lens. Dutch photographic duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin granted Malgosia Bela the spotlight as she poses against the majestic setting of the Baccarat Hotel & Residences in Manhattan.

Jason Wu Fall 2015 Ad Campaign Malgosia Bela by Inez & Vinoodh


“Finally no Jason Wu in it,” posted Avogadro in relief.

Also thankful was thatsfierce: “Malgosia looks really good, she saves it. Anyway, thank god Jason is not in it, hopefully he doesn’t surface in another shot.”

“Malgosia is always fab. And let’s not jinx Jason not being in the ad!” VersaceVixen009 responded.

[See Jason Wu’s Fall 2015 Collection]

In agreement was narcyza: “Malgosia is the perfect choice! Can’t wait for more. She looks really elegant here (and it’s nice to see her ALONE!).”

Discussion soon took a turn for the worse, however. “Is he selling home decor?” asked gazebo.

“What’s with all the furniture store/restaurants setting? Like seriously, Jason, move on already,” TaylorBinque suggested.

“This is just an advertisement for home furniture,” declared DutchHomme.

Await the rest of the campaign and share your sentiments here.

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Forum Buzz: It’s Gwendoline Christie Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before in Vivienne Westwood’s Fall Campaign

Vivienne Westwood Gwendoline Christie

Image: Vivienne Westwood

Game of Thrones might be over for the season but fans have something to be excited about now that Vivienne Westwood has tapped actress Gwendoline Christie (who plays Brienne in the HBO series) to pose in her latest campaign. Christie really embraces the role of the creepy weird girl in these ads, her eyes blackened with heavy makeup as she poses, giving us all the Tim Burton vibes. The campaign follows the collection’s gender neutral theme, one which we think Christie is perfect for. Still, our forum members seem to have mixed feelings about the Juergen Teller-lensed campaign. While Christie was well-received by some, others were simply not feeling the spooky, punky vibe of the shots. 

[ See Vivienne Westwood’s Fall 2015 Collection ]

“The photos look like a rehash from the 80s, but bad ones,” justaguy complained. “Usually a big fan of anything Vivienne Westwood, but not this time.”

“I hope that they don’t have a big budget for ads this season,” GIVENCHYLover said, casting a bit of shade. “Horrible campaign, looks like wasted,” burbuja8910 wrote.

But it is Legolas who perfectly captured the diverse reactions towards the ads. “This is interesting artistically regarding photography, but commercially it looks like if they were selling a crackhead’s glamorous lifestyle.” Fair point, considering the models are styled to look a bit… haggard chic. “I mean, Leebo looks ill in the 1st pic… like not healthy, is that on purpose?” he wonders. 

Emmanuelle thinks the campaign is just all part of Westwood’s greater aesthetic. “Punk until the end…well that’s exactly what was to be expected from Westwood.” Fair enough.

But whether or not you’re digging the campaign, one thing’s for certain: you’ve never seen Gwendoline Christie like this. Add your two cents by joining the discussion in our forum.

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Levi’s Launches New Clothing Recycling Program

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Levi’s wants you to recycle your clothes and it’s making the process that much easier with a new expansion of its recycling program, which will be available at all mainline and outlet stores in the U.S. The goal is to help decrease the amount of discarded clothing piling up in landfills by the year 2020. 

Not only is Levi’s encouraging customers to drop off their clean old clothes and shoes, but it will give you a 20% discount on a single regular-priced item in its store. “We’re thinking about sustainability across all facets of our business and how to shift consumer behavior to make recycling clothing the norm,” VP of sustainability for Levi’s Michael Kobori said. “As an industry leader, we consider all phases of our product lifecycle, including stages beyond our direct control like the product’s end point. Collecting used clothing at our stores makes it simple and easy for consumers to do their part and builds upon our commitment to do the right thing for the environment.”

[Spring Cleaning! 33 Items to Get Rid of in Your Closet for Good]

Levi’s is partnering with I:Collect to help recycle old clothes and footwear and either resell the wearable items or use the ones in not as good shape for things like insulation and padding. Levi’s stresses that sustainability doesn’t begin and end at manufacturing – the entire life cycle of a garment must be considered. 

So, now that Levi’s is making it so easy to recycle your clothes – and is rewarding you for it — what’s your excuse for not bringing in a box of your old threads?

[h/t Quartz, via Levi Strauss]

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Carolyn Murphy Stars in Oscar de la Renta’s Stunning Fall 2015 Campaign (Forum Buzz)

As the remainder of the fall advertising campaigns roll out, Oscar de la Renta‘s offering surfaces and delights us with its sheer simplicity and beauty. After the designer’s tragic passing back in October, Peter Copping was appointed creative director of the New York-based fashion house and his jaw-dropping debut campaign for the brand is finally here. Carolyn Murphy is ushered in as the new face of ODLR and serves up some classic and timeless allure before the lens of David Sims, putting some of this season’s disastrous campaigns to shame.

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015 Ad Campaign Carolyn Murphy by David Sims


Forum members couldn’t believe their eyes. “I love it. It reminds me of ads from the 90s. That gown works really [well] here,” admired perhydrol the moment the campaign struck.

“This is how you start a campaign!! So melancholic and a stirring pose. Carolyn looks breathtaking,” shared an amazed Benn98.

[See: A Retrospective Tribute to Oscar de la Renta’s 50-Year Career]

“Beautiful campaign! Pure perfection. I’m sure it would [have] made Oscar proud,” congratulated fashionlover2001.

Style Savvy was blown away too, adding, “This is breathtaking. The images look like paintings and Carolyn is the perfect choice for this kind of mood.”

Also to take an immediate liking to the campaign was TaylorBinque: “This is really great. I love the mood here. Seems like Peter is getting comfortable at the house now.”

“I love this. I love how the focus is on the clothes and not her, as a model (though she carries the campaign beautifully). Stellar,” hailed Moofins.

In agreement was Nepenthes: “This is so nostalgic and fresh at the same time! I love Carolyn in it!”

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015 Ad Campaign Carolyn Murphy by David Sims


Check out the full campaign in all its glory and drop us a comment here.

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Karlie Kloss Is Now a YouTube Vlogger

International supermodel, baker, coder, soon-to-be NYU student and now, vlogger. Karlie Kloss has a lot on her plate and she’s added even more by launching a YouTube channel, Klossy

Given the model’s savvy with social media, it makes sense that she would want to branch out to reach her audience in a different way. Kloss is known as one of fashion’s beloved Instagirls, boasting 2.8 million followers. As of now, her YouTube Channel, which she just launched yesterday, has over 35,000 followers. That’s some serious reach. 

One Minute With … Karlie Kloss at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015

Kloss’ channel promises to give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at her life (as if her Instagram wasn’t enough to let us know that she indeed lives a life far more glamorous than ours). “I’ve spent the majority of my life in front of a camera, but not my camera,” she says in the trailer for her channel. “And that’s where this is different. These are the things you didn’t get to see before. Like, crazy things that happen on set and the thrilling moments before I step out on the runway.” 

2014 Was a Good Year to Be Karlie Kloss

We’ll definitely be watching Kloss’ channel closely. And yes, we’re totally waiting to see a video collab between her and her BFF Taylor Swift. Watch the trailer for Klossy above.

[h/t Style]