It appears as though Harper’s Bazaar Spain is slowly getting back into our good graces, having just unveiled its August 2015 cover featuring the gorgeous Laetitia Casta. Casta, who’s certainly no stranger to magazine covers, having graced both Vogue Paris and Vogue Spain in the past, looks as stunning as ever. The French bombshell shows off her newly-chopped locks before the lens of Alique. However, there are a few niggles, which forum members weren’t afraid to pick out.
“Wow she looks stunning, her new hair is so refreshing,” admired elle_gb instantly.
“This is beautiful! That hair gives the edgy feel the cover! I love it!” MON added in agreement.
Also more than satisfied to see Casta on the cover was happycanadian: “God, her face. One of the most beautiful models of all time, in my opinion.”
Forum member A.D.C. was feeling the cover too, echoing, “This is the most high fashion thing she’s done in ages even more so than her Vogue Paris stuff.”
After all the love came some grumbles. “She looks like your average boring Victoria’s Secret model instead of the goddess she is, don’t like at all,” Wintergreen complained.
“The eyebrows are a little too pronounced, but she looks so beautiful,” pointed out marsnoop2.
“Amazing cover but it’s so Photoshopped that it almost looks like a drawing,” Oxymore ranted.
Laetitia’s flawless cover story is sure to cement your judgement. Check it out and join the conversation here.
Remember Alexander McQueen’s iconic Armadillo boots on auction at Christie’s starting at $10,000 a pair a couple weeks back? Over the weekend, Lady Gaga posted a photo on Instagram showcasing three pairs of the famed shoes, stating, “When a gift comes to you from Heaven photo by Taylor Kinney best fiancee ever.”
Taylor Kinney reportedly dropped $295,000 on the three pairs of shoes at the auction. Gaga also posted a photo wearing a nude leotard, one pair of the McQueen shoes, and holding the other two in her hands. “Long Live McQueen,” she said. “Look monsters, we got a sign of love from the beyond.”
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That’s a pretty expensive gift from heaven if you ask us. But I think we can all come to an agreement here that Alexander McQueen’s Armadillo shoes were made for Lady Gaga. We’re not sure anyone else could pull them off. Props to her fiance for spoiling her with designer shoes.
[via Daily Record, Footwear News]
Splendour in the Grass 2015 has wrapped up for another year, and the festival style was, as expected, out of this world. But, because of the mud, there were some style tips to follow, strange outfits out and about and the question of whether or not to sacrifice your wardrobe favourites.
We caught up with some Splendour punters to find out how they stay fashionable at a festival, and whether or not the mud affected their outfit choices.
Check out what they had to say below. (more…)
On our forums, it has become apparent that the French edition of Numéro has let standards slip in recent months. There were a few hits along with the misses, but August 2015 marks a solid return to form. Crista Cober, captured by Txema Yeste, poses topless with a huge tropical plant in an arresting cover shot.
Our forums were singing Numéro‘s praises loud and clear. “Absolutely gorgeous, very excited to see Crista!!” posted an elated KateTheGreatest.
“Numéro is such an awesome magazine. I love this cover … perfect!” Emmanuelle added.
Also full of praise was jeffandtheworld: “This is just great. This is what I miss from Numéro!”
MON shared the same attitude, raving, “Finally a cover that is worth the look! Stunning and very edgy in a simple way. Love this.”
“Yeah, this is a fantastic cover image. I wish the text layout and colors complemented the striking image a little more. Or can we expect the text to be silver metallic in real life? Can’t wait to see the whole editorial!” added an optimistic Psylocke.
“Wow, this is such a cool cover!” shouted Moofins.
Forum member justaguy agreed, announcing, “Now this is a great Numéro cover!”
See the content of the issue and share your delight with us here.
The bulk of the Fall 2015 advertising campaigns have been both predictable and unsurprising. This season, Christian Dior opted to switch things up and ventured out of the studio, traveling to a stunning new location for its recently unveiled campaign. Designer Raf Simons enlisted Willy Vanderperre to once again lens the images, with the team heading to Granville, France to photograph the collection. The birthplace of Christian Dior is a breathtaking backdrop that manages to steal the spotlight from models Julia Nobis, Mica Arganaraz and Natalie Westling, who almost go unnoticed.
Our forum members offered mixed reviews for the changes. “It’s refreshing only because it’s not the overused white thing that they do but this is in all sorts of bad. And that logo, why not in the center?” asked MON.
“At least it’s not a white background. Although it looks so fake. The logo placement is so wrong IMO. Happy for Mica, it’s nice to see her hair styled differently,” kokobombon echoed.
In agreement was TaylorBinque: “Firstly, I am beyond excited they finally went out of the white studio. But this campaign doesn’t do anything for me. These girls don’t give me Dior vibes even though they might fit the clothes perfectly. LVMH already has Tumblr LV girls. I want luxe and glamour.”
Psylocke soon changed the mood, writing, “I’m in love with the setting, so gorgeous and unexpected! Really changes the vibe of the collection, in a positive way. Best Dior campaign since Raf’s first ads for the brand. Beautiful.”
“Oh this is very pretty,” Avogadro declared.
Also a fan was GivenchyHomme. “Everything is working together perfectly. The angle and the background is incredible,” he admired.
Impressed? See more of Dior’s Fall 2015 campaign and drop us a comment here.
Calling all Converse Chuck Taylor All Star fans—you’ll want to sit down for this. Converse is releasing a new Chuck II sneaker, which will be the first revamp of the iconic shoe in 98 years. According to WWD, the company has sold more than one billion Chuck Taylor All Stars. That’s one pair every two seconds. Last year, the $2 billion subsidiary of Nike Inc. posted record-setting revenues and profits. That’s no surprise, as everyone from rock stars to celebs wear the hip sneakers.
So what does the new Chuck II entail? Converse vice president and creative director Byran Cioffi told WWD: “Chuck II retains the same profile, toe cap and circular ‘All Star’ patch, but uses modern comfort materials: a perforated microsuede liner for breathability, memory foam tongue and ankle sheath, and a performance Lunarlon sockliner. Nike unveiled Lunarlon at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and widely uses the technology in its sneakers. Chuck II is 20 percent lighter, and the canvas has a dressier, smoother look and slight sheen. The canvas will wear and patina somewhat, like the iconic ones do, too, allowing users to put their thumbprint on it.”
The Chuck II will be released at Nordstrom and Journeys, as well as other select retail stores on July 28. The shoe will come in black, red, white and blue, and will be offered in both high-top and low-top versions. Future plans for the shoe involve high-fashion collaborations. Converse has previously partnered with Missoni and Comme des Garcons.
And for all those who aren’t quite ready for the change, you’re safe for now. “The reengineered shoe will sit alongside the traditional product,” executives said. Whew. Check out the Converse website for more information and 360 views of the new Chuck II.