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Christian Louboutin Would Like to Sell You $50 Nail Polish Now

Just when you thought nail art was on its way out, Christian Louboutin hops on the trend by introducing a new lacquer range, part of which is due to hit shelves at the Saks Fifth Avenue Manhattan flagship store and Louboutin boutiques today. The designer is launching Rouge Louboutin — a red polish in the fiery hue of his signature soles — ahead of the 30 other colors in the collection. The new shade will be celebrated with two U.S. launches, this one and another come August 6, when you’ll be able to find Rouge Louboutin at select Sephoras, Nordstroms, Bergdorf Goodmans and the rest of Neiman Marcus’ stores.  

But before you rush to your nearest Louboutin boutique to pick up the polish, make sure your wallet’s got the necessary reinforcements. A single bottle will set you back a whopping $50 — that’s over $20 dollars more than a bottle of Chanel Le Vernis ($27), and Chanel’s already considered one of the more expensive nail polish brands. What’s in Louboutin’s bottles that makes his concoctions worth $50? Diamond dust? The secret to eternal youth? (more…)

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Red Carpet Looks from the These Final Hours Australian Premiere

These Final Hours could be the Aussie film we’ve all been waiting for. If you’ve watched the suspenseful trailer, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. After gaining high acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, the film’s cast and crew walked the red carpet in Sydney this week for its Australian premiere.

The upcoming apocalyptic drama pulled in some big Aussie names for its official screening, including our favourite soapie stars like Isabella Giovinazzo and Zoe Cramond. The getups were a mixed offering, including monochromatic ensembles, a metallic midi skirt and a pastel bodycon dress. Click through our gallery below to see the outfits from the premiere’s fashionable and always critical red carpet.

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Supermodels Reunite for Vogue Japan’s Epic September Issue (Forum Buzz)

Prepare to salivate over Vogue Japan’s September 2014 cover. The magazine pulled out all the stops for its important fall fashion extravaganza. Our forums knew what to expect after a video teaser of the upcoming edition was posted inside the Cover Rumor Thread. Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Stephanie Seymour and Nadja Auermann are seen posing for the front cover, while Eva Herzigova, Carolyn Murphy, Karen Elson, Guinevere Van Seenus, Maggie Rizer, Malgosia Bela, Mariacarla Boscono, Saskia de Brauw, Natasha Poly and Tao Okamoto are pictured on the fold-out. The “Perfect Icons” were captured by photographic duo Luigi & Iango with styling from Giovanna Battaglia.

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Naturally, the majority of our forum members are delighted with the supermodel reunion. “Vogue September issues kickoff! This looks sensational. It’s simple but for me, has maximum impact. I’ve noticed they’ve grouped the models into the decades, i.e. 80s, 90s and 00s, [for which] they were most well known,” wrote AL92.

“I knew it would be epic! And I am so happy it’s a fold-out cover! Can’t wait to get this issue soon!” enthused Starry.

Nepenthes was also very excited and posted, “This is almost too iconic! Everyone looks so pristine and flawless. Great job, Vogue Japan, there is nothing about this cover that I don’t love. Can’t wait for the eds!”

“Damn, I can’t stop looking at this. The most perfect group shot. I love the middle section the most, with Guinevere, Eva, Carolyn, etc., but the rest is perfect as well. This set the bar very high for other September issues,” commented anlabe32.

“This is a must-buy issue!” added LRlovesDaria.

See inside the thread for the full fold-out cover and join the excitement here.

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WATCH: The Saint Laurent Biopic Trailer is Here

Yves Saint Laurent film is finally here and it looks pretty fantastic. There are two films due out this year chronicling the life of the late great designer, but this one, titled Saint Laurent is the unofficial version, directed by Bertrand Bonello.

According to Imdb, the film will be released September 24 and Gaspard Ulliel will star as the designer, alongside Jérémie Renier  as Pierre Bergé (Laurent’s lover and partner) and Léa Seydoux as the legendary Loulou de la Falaise. Also making an appearance is model Aymeline Valade, who will play model (fancy that!) Betty Catroux

The whole trailer is en français, but that doesn’t make it any less riveting for the non-French-speaking audience. The movie seems to cover all the glamour and drama we imagine of the designer’s life, plus–snakes… lots of ‘em. In Saint Laurent’s lap. Yes, we shuddered quite a bit when we saw those shots.

See the whole trailer for yourself below. And to all the French speakers out there, a little translation is appreciated, although not for “J’ai crée un monstre” and “Je t’aime, Jacques” – we fully understood those lines.

[h/t Fashionista]

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Montreal Welcomes Six Fashion & Design Festival Collections Designers

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I know very little about the Fashion & Design Festival, other than it’s based in Montreal, which by default makes it a fabulously fashionable affair. Particularly this year, when one of my favourite Canadian designers, Travis Taddeo, has been picked to present his work free of charge during the Fashion & Design Festival’s “Collections” segment.

Taddeo isn’t alone in the honour as international fashion influencer, Garance Doré, has selected five more designers to present Spring 2015 collections as part of the FDF Collections. Together they are Doré’s editorial choice, but solo they are Eve Gravel, Mylène B, Niapsou Design, UNTTLD and Ying Gao. Oh Montreal, you magnificent animal, you.

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These successful six will present from August 18 to 19, at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, where the event will take the form of a grand collective runway show. As Commissioner for FDF Collections, Doré will meet the designers to share her observations and discuss the challenges surrounding the penetration of international markets — an ongoing problem for many local designers that’s been cyclically charted in Canadian media.

“For me, what is important is a unique design and a desire to communicate – which, today, is a key quality for a fashion designer,” said Doré in a press statement. “These qualities were important in how I made my selections!”

As for the rest of the festival, expect to see dozens of local and international fashion labels, showcased in daily outdoor fashion shows held at Place des Festivals and running August 20 to August 23. You could even bump into Nathalie Rykiel, the queen of knits from legendary fashion house Sonia Rykiel, who will be participating as honorary president of the event. There’s also a “Stiletto Race,” which to me sounds like a rolled ankle waiting to happen, but you can get all the details by clicking here.

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Gigi Hadid Gets Sexiled by Ireland Baldwin and Simon Nessman in Sisley Fall 2014 Ad Campaign

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Sisley‘s known for its risqué, sometimes downright inappropriate ads, but this latest set the brand’s churned out for Fall 2014 could possibly be one of the label’s most bizarre. Creative Director Pier Davoli tapped Gigi Hadid, Ireland Baldwin and Simon Nessman to depict a love triangle between two girlfriends on a road trip and one hot, shirtless cowboy. 

The images start with a fully-clothed Ireland and Gigi resting on a bale of hay, barely noticing the pitchfork-wielding Simon lurking mere inches away. Things get weirder after that. The next photo shows Ireland violently making out with the cowboy (both with fewer clothes on), leaving poor, fully-dressed Gigi to languish (glamorously) as the two play tonsil tennis. Things don’t get much better for Gigi — in the remaining photos she stands awkwardly to the side, flipping her blond mane and brooding as the pair continues to kiss.

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