It was around Father’s Day that I wrote about travelling tailor Indochino and its mission to suit and boot the discerning gents of Toronto for under $500. The venture from the Vancouver retailer was extremely well-received, which is why the brand is seeking to return to the big T Dot with a permanent showroom.
Beginning August 1, Indochino will set up camp at 425 King Street West, where it will house a showroom and once again offer its unique selection of one-of-a-kind garments. How will it work? Well, men are invited to book half-hour appointments to get measured, receive styling advice, view products and build a unique custom suit with the help of a personal stylist. Once they receive their garment four weeks later, customers can book follow-up appointments for fit checks and update their measurement profile as their weight fluctuates (after those long weekend BBQs).
Image via Indochino
Vogue Italia is setting pulses racing and getting us in the mood for some dancing with its August 2014 cover. Steven Meisel photographed Isabeli Fontana and Timo Nuñez flamenco dancing and oozing an intense chemistry while in full character for the inspired shoot. The cover marks a first for the Brazilian model, who has never covered the Italian fashion bible before. Styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Isabeli works a Ralph Lauren Collection dress and wears a pair of black Manolo Blahnik shoes for the cover shot. The 31-year-old model, who is also currently fronting the August 2014 issue of Vogue Russia, just shot with the photographer for Pirelli’s 2015 calendar.
IMAGE CREDIT: VOGUE.IT
Our forum members are head-over-heels for the cover (which turns out to be a fold-out!). “Oh my goodness this is too glorious I can’t handle it,” wrote Flashbang.
“Such a beautiful cover. And to think this is Isabeli’s first ever Vogue Italia cover. So looking forward to seeing the main editorial,” enthused cottonmouth13.
TeeVanity is also feeling the cover and wrote, “Wow, this is what everything looks like. Isabeli delivered beyond, love this cover.”
“Incredible cover! I’m not really an Isabeli fan, but I have to give credit where it’s due and she is SLAYING that cover. And the editorial preview, too! Just amazing. Love the pose, love how she’s werking that fan, love the leg, love the intensity in her expression. The man looks damn hot, too! Can’t believe this is Isabeli’s first Vogue Italia cover. For a model with such a long and successful career, that really surprises me. But I can’t imagine a better looking first cover! Just wicked,” commented a very satisfied happycanadian.
CommanderTMugler shared the same sentiments: “Oh lord! Yes! This is beyond perfection! Everything one would want from Vogue Italia and Isabeli, just flawless! A very well deserved Vogue Italia cover and she delivered!!”
“Now that’s a cover! Isabeli looks so passionate and beautiful. Love everything about it!” raved Nepenthes.
While we await the content of Vogue Italia’s August issue, see inside the thread for the full fold-out cover and join the discussion here.
It seems like every time we blink, Selena Gomez is spotted wearing another Zimmermann number. She’s already turned to the Aussie label for four pieces while holidaying in Italy and France, and now she’s been caught in Zimmermann back on home turf. For the Behaving Badly Los Angeles premiere, Selena sported the label’s Resort 2015 snakeskin halter crop, teamed with black high-waisted jeans, Barbara Bui metallic sandals and hoop earrings.
We hate to say it, but although Selena looks amazing in the crop, we think the harsh makeup didn’t work in Selena’s favour. The smoky, cat-wing eyes, plus her slicked-back pony, strip the dream-like appeal away from Zimmermann’s beloved feminine aesthetic. Perhaps she could take a cue from Jessica Alba, who absolutely nailed wearing a Zimmermann skirt recently.
With every piece we’ve seen on Selena pulled from Zimmermann’s dreamy Resort 2015 collection, it’s very possible that this girl owns the entire upcoming range. We can’t wait to see what Justin Bieber‘s ex comes up with next, because up until this point, she’s done ridiculously well. We’ve still got faith in this stylish up-and-comer.
Harper’s Bazaar has released its cover images for the September mega-issue, which features a 19-image portfolio of iconic fashionable women conceived by global fashion director Carine Roitfeld. This issue will be a multi-cover one, with Roitfeld tapping Lady Gaga, Penélope Cruz and Linda Evangelista to pose for each cover. Stephen Gan served as creative director for the Sebastian Faena-lensed shoot.
Image: Harper’s Bazaar
According to WWD, Gaga, Evangelista and Cruz aren’t the only icons Roitfeld looked to complete her portfolio. Included in the spread are Joan Smalls, Gigi Hadid, Claudia Schiffer, Iman, Stacy Martin, Monica Bellucci, Brooke Shields, Lauren Hutton, Stephanie Seymour, Isabeli Fontana, Eva Herzigova, Carolyn Murphy, Laetitia Casta, Mariacarla Boscono, Cindy Crawford and Lara Stone.
Our forum members are certainly buzzing about the new covers, and some went over better than others. Linda’s seems to have been the most well-received: “La Linda. She is giving me everything,” happycanadian wrote. “I don’t know what her magic is, but she manages to exude such expression with her eyes. She really connects with the camera in a way that is truly unique. It’s quite a simple cover, but it’s really stunning, actually.” (more…)
Photo: Caroline McCredie/ Getty
Like Cara Delevingne to Karl Lagerfeld or Kate Moss to John Galliano, plenty of well-known designers have that special someone who inspires their creativity. This year, David Jones did things a little differently for its Spring 2014 fashion launch, asking the stylish suppliers to bring along their muses to the prestigious event.
We weren’t surprised to see Australia’s answer to Cara, Bambi Northwood Blyth, in the mix, along with Nicole Pollard, Rachel Rutt and Ollie Henderson serving as guests to the department store’s top designers. It wasn’t just high-fashion models that seem to spark inspiration for the labels, though, with bloggers, actresses, TV presenters and fashion editors also chosen to walk alongside the designers on the prestigious white carpet.
See our gallery below to see who the country’s best designers like Lover, Alice McCall and Christopher Esber look to for inspiration. Some seem fitting decisions, while others seem a little more strategic. Because why wouldn’t you choose someone with an insane social media following to accompany you to one of Australia’s biggest fashion events?
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- Janelle Monáe finally released the sorority-themed music video for Electric Lady, and it’s making us want to go back to college. [Jezebel]
- Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom allegedly got into a fight over Miranda Kerr in Ibiza–and Bloom came out, fisticuffs swinging. Who knew Legolas had it in him? [Page Six]
- What’s a selfie with more than one person? An usie. Nah, we’re not into the name either. [AP]
- For Peanuts‘ 65th anniversary, Snoopy‘s getting a high-fashion update courtesy of Isabel Marant, Diane von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein and more. [WWD]
- Robin Givhan is confused by the Spanx jean is. Is it a jean? A jegging? A denim torture device? [Washington Post]
- Paris’ nude models are going on strike due to low wages and virtually no employment protection under the government. [Daily Beast]
- This girl has the perfect solution for all those photos of you and your ex–replace his (or her) head with Beyoncé’s. [beyoncify my boyfriend]
- Beyoncé takes to Instagram to combat divorce rumors with an adorable photo of her family. [@beyonce]
- Scarlett Johansson has short hair now. [Defamer]