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The Kardashian-Wests Are Fashion’s First Family, According to André Leon Talley

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and North West sitting at a fashion show

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It seems we can’t go a full day without hearing something about the fashionable exploits of the Kardashian-West konglomerate. The pair has embedded themselves so deeply into the fashion scene that folks have no other choice but to surrender and allow them to do their thing.

The couple’s carefully curated complementing (sometimes outright matching) outfits are instant tabloid fodder, whether Kanye’s wearing a skirt or showing as much cleavage as his well-endowed wife. The style-obsessed parents have also dragged their toddler daughter into the mix, outfitting her in all manner of textiles most of us wouldn’t let near anyone under the age of 15. Their efforts in the style department are not lost on André Leon Talley, who this month in a piece for Zappos Couture, proclaimed Kim, Kanye and baby North the “First Fashion Family.”

Talley notes the trio’s “force of iconic moments” during Paris Fashion Week as the reason, but we’re pretty sure what made those moments so iconic is that they were annoying to everyone else. It is also quite interesting that Talley would make such a proclamation, when just two years ago he was throwing a wee bit of shade in Kim’s direction in regards to her absence at the 2012 Met Ball, from which she was rumored to have been banned. “I don’t think any celebrity can take away from fashion. Not even Kim Kardashian could take away from fashion,” he quipped.

His opinion has clearly changed. Two years later, it looks like ALT thinks that Kim, her husband and daughter are simply adding to the fashion conversation. We guess there are no hard feelings between the editor and the Kardashian-Wests, who blurred out Talley’s face during their televised wedding special

[via Zappos Couture]

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Naomi, Claudia and Eva Reunite on Vogue Turkey’s November Cover (Forum Buzz)

We cannot hide from the fact that multi-girl covers are all the rage this fall and now Vogue Turkey jumps on the bandwagon — but with a fantastic outcome. The magazine tapped Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer and Eva Herzigova to sit for its November cover shoot. Photographed by Cuneyt Akeroglu, the supers pose against a classic gray studio backdrop wearing conservative black turtleneck sweaters and letting their flawless faces do the talking. 

Vogue Turkey November 2014 Noami, Claudia & Eva

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It’s only natural for these recognizable faces to set some hearts racing. “They are all serving supermodel face! Such a classic looking cover,” enthuses a satisfied ash92.

“Love the cover shot. All of them look strong and beautiful. I absolutely love this group model cover trend!” Nepenthes raves inside the thread.

Also to show enthusiasm is Nymphaea: “Wonderful covers, Naomi looks gorgeous. The group shot we’ve seen before, but is still nice.”

Although after the excitement died down, members of our forum began to voice their faults regarding the cover. “Those hashtags [on the cover] are awful. The layout is awful, very amateur!” disapproves MON, who clearly isn’t a fan of Turkish Vogue‘s latest offering.

“What happened to Vogue Turkey’s art direction? It use to be so strong! While I think this is a great cover, it reminds me of a glorified L’Oréal Paris ad, no?” questions AL92.

Benn98 is also left underwhelmed: “So this is the new layout! Horrendous, but I guess we’ll have to live with it. I like the cover shot, very classic. Just wished they could’ve sleeked Eva’s and Naomi’s hair more.”

“Photographers need to find a new way to shoot the supers together because every time we get a ‘super’ cover, I feel like it’s always the same damn thing,” rants Thefrenchy.

Vogue Turkey has given us four covers to choose from this month. One cover with all three models and then Naomi, Claudia and Eva each appear separately on the remaining covers. Check them all out alongside previews of the editorial inside the thread here.

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Victoria Beckham Is the UK’s Most Successful Entrepreneur

Victoria Beckham in a structured white dress

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Victoria Beckham is far from her days of trying to decide which little Gucci dress to wear. The former Spice Girl has rebuilt herself into a bona fide fashion designer and things couldn’t be better. She just launched her first stand-alone store in London’s Mayfair and now, according to the Telegraph, she’s being honored by Management Today, topping its list as the U.K.’s most successful entrepreneur of 2014. 

Out of 100 businessmen and women, Beckham took the top spot based on the rapid growth of her business over the past five years. She’s gone from a £1 million turnover to £30 million since she started her label. That’s quite a lot of growth!

Indeed, Beckham’s success as a fashion designer is not lost on anyone. Her Victoria Beckham brand has been honored by the British Fashion Council, which in 2011 named it the designer brand of the year. “She gets a lot of stick for being a celeb fashionista but I don’t think that’s fair,” Management Today Deputy Editor Andrew Saunders said. “She has built something real out of her own celebrity which is quite a contemporary story. She deserves to be celebrated.” 

If Beckham’s business continues to grow at this rate, we have no doubts she’ll be receiving even more accolades for her work in the future. 

[via Telegraph]

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Beyoncé and Topshop Join Forces on New Activewear Venture

Beyonce Knowles in a black sheer dress

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You may never wake up in the morning to discover that you’ve switched bodies with Beyoncé, but you’ll soon be able to wear her workout clothes. The singer is gearing up to launch her latest apparel venture, for which she is teaming with the retailer that’s probably outfitted her the most these past few years. 

Beyoncé has joined forces with Topshop to create Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd., a company equally owned by Bey and the fast fashion retailer that’s set to produce athletic streetwear. The project is much more than a simple collaboration — it is an actual company, as Topshop owner Sir Philip Green told WWD. The business will be separate from Topshop. It will have its own staff (Green noted they are looking for a creative director and designers) as well as its own office space. 

Bey’s new line with Topshop will sell in stores, although Green says that other retailers will carry the collection. Parkwood Topshop Athletic will sell athletic gear of all stripes, from your run-of-the-mill gymwear to dancewear. The clothing, footwear and accessories label will cater both to serious athletes and to those whose workout routine is just a way to pass time between afternoon tea and making dinner plans. 

But before you start clearing out your closet to make space for Beyoncé-branded activewear, keep in mind that we probably won’t see the collection until the fall of next year. Until then, you’ll have to find something else to wear to your Beyoncé-themed dance/workout classes.

[via WWD]

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Margot Robbie Steps Out of Hiding Wearing Marc Jacobs in New York

Margot Robbie has been steering clear of the red carpet as of late. But her return to the scene, for the 31st Annual FGI Night of Stars event at New York’s Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday, October 23, was well worth the wait.

Margot Robbie Marc Jacobs

Photo: Wenn

Her wardrobe was playful-meets-sexy, in a shimmering-green leopard-print Marc Jacobs dress from the label’s Resort 2015 collection. She polished it all off with black strappy Aquazzura pumps and a middle-parted pony.

After a whirlwind of hair colours, including blonde, brunette and copper, Margot has gone back to her natural golden roots, bringing back the sex-appeal she nailed for The Wolf of Wall Street. (more…)

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Myer Leaves Jennifer Hawkins Out of its New “Finding Wonderful” Campaign

Jennifer Hawkins Alex Perry Myer Spring Summer 2014

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Myer as you knew it is no longer. The department store has replaced its old-fashioned “Myer is my store” slogan with “finding wonderful”, while also excusing its ambassador, Jennifer Hawkins, from the relaunch commercial. Instead, Adelaide actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey, 10 years Jennifer’s junior, has stepped in to take over Jennifer’s duties, if only for a moment.

Myer’s chief merchandise and marketing officer Daniel Bracken told theFashionSpot that “a sense of wonder is evoked by a lesser known talent in this commercial.” The minute-long clip featuring Tilda sees the 20-year-old explore a black-and-white world while reminiscing on the wonderful days, before injecting colour back into our lives with “impossibly-high heels”, “jewels for our fingers” and more to be found at Myer. (more…)

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