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Prabal Gurung Reaches Out to Plus-Size Women With Lane Bryant Collaboration

 

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Following in the footsteps of Christian Siriano: Savior to Leslie Jones, Singapore-born designer Prabal Gurung is slated to release a limited-edition women’s collection in collaboration with Lane Bryant. The line, debuting in March, will span two seasons.

Its first installment will feature about 18 items, ranging from $48 tees to $398 leather jackets. Dresses will be priced between $128 and $138, while a skirt will run customers $108.

“Prabal really wanted to do this,” Linda Heasley, chief executive officer of Lane Bryant, told WWD. “He feels so strongly about the message we are advocating, that all women deserve good fashion. He can’t get buyers in department stores to buy his large sizes so he wants to work with us.” And he’s not the only one — according to Heasley, the brand has even more exciting strategic partnerships in the works (it’s already featured Isabel Toledo, Sophie Theallet, Lela Rose, Jessica Simpson and Melissa McCarthy).  (more…)

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For Only $2,730 You Can Own Khaleesi’s Iconic Dragon Neckpiece

The style icon of 2016 proclaimed that, at her best moments, she feels like Khaleesi, so it’s only natural the world outside of Westeros would want to channel Jon Snow’s aunt’s fierce wardrobe (if you haven’t watched the finale by now, it’s your own fault). In addition to being Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Chains and muse to Beyoncé, Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen has picked up another title: accessorizing authority.

 

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For those looking to authentically emulate Khaleesi’s bejeweled, braided (and summer-appropriate) swagger, Games of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton has got you covered. The trend-savvy Clapton teamed up with jewelry designers Yunus Ascott and Eliza Higginbottom of Yunis & Eliza to launch MEY Designs, which offers “jewelry seen on and inspired by the hit HBO series.” Our choker obsession has officially reached otherworldly heights. (more…)

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A Windswept Amy Schumer Poses for Marie Claire’s August Cover (Forum Buzz)

Amy Schumer has certainly become a regular fixture at the newsstand this year, having made an appearance on Vanity Fair in May and on Vogue‘s current issue for July. Marie Claire is now the latest publication to jump on the bandwagon, securing the American funny girl as its August 2016 cover subject. Last month, the title served up a fairly simple shot of Blake Lively but pumped up the energy for this shoot, opting to use an unconventional image of Amy looking off to the side (a tFS forum member no-no) and appearing as though she’s having the time of her life before the lens of Mark Seliger.

US Marie Claire August 2016 : Amy Schumer by Mark Seliger

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The cover sent our forum members mixed signals. “Why on earth did they choose a photo where she’s not looking? Why?” asked a dumbfounded MON the second the cover came to light.

“Awful, why her again,” sniggered zzzyao76. (more…)

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Leslie Jones Slayed at the Ghostbusters Premiere, Thanks to Christian Siriano

In a happy ending to rival Dana and Louis being freed from their possessor and the island of Manhattan being covered in marshmallow, on Saturday night, badass comedian Leslie Jones stole the show at Ghostbusters’ Los Angeles premiere. Although all the leading ladies looked fabulous, it was the drama surrounding Jones’ look that made her ensemble all the more striking.

 

The world premiere was a blast! #Ghostbusters, in theaters this Friday.

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For those who missed the inciting incident, a few weeks ago, Jones — who co-stars in the remake alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon — took to Twitter to vent her frustration at not being able to find a designer to dress her for the (thematically) green carpet. Her tweet elicited an immediate response from Christian Siriano, who volunteered to put his very practiced hands to the task of dressing the curvy Saturday Night Live regular. (more…)

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Alexa Chung Hears Your Prayers, Launches Her Own Fashion Label

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Your style dreams have come true. Today, television personality, model, trendsetter, Vogue UK contributor and Mulberry-bag inspirer Alexa Chung announced the launch of her own fashion label. The eponymous ready-to-wear line will be sold at Selfridges, Galeries Lafayette, Matchesfashion.com, MyTheresa, SSENSE and its own e-commerce site beginning in May 2017.

Alexachung will feature it all — denim, daywear, eveningwear, shoes, jewelry and other special products. While we’ve known she had it in her for years, the 32-year-old told Business of Fashion she only recently came around to the idea: “I feel as though I’m kind of prepared to do it now. If it had been any time sooner than this, I either wouldn’t be responsible enough or have been able to take on this kind of feat.”

17 Reasons Why Alexa Chung Is Still the Queen of Style ] (more…)

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FKA Twigs Resembles an Avatar on ELLE’s Disappointing August Cover (Forum Buzz)

There’s no doubt that ELLE has been stepping up its game of late. After all, it gave us a gorgeous Bella Hadid cover for June and spotlighted the cast of Ghostbusters last month. Therefore, we were surprised to see the questionable styling of FKA Twigs on the new August 2016 cover. Photographed by Paola Kudacki, our forum members appreciated the sight of someone out of the ordinary but weren’t impressed by David Vandewal’s use of Prada on the newsstand cover shot below.

US Elle August 2016 : FKA Twigs by Paola Kudacki

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“The text is a mess, and she kind of looks like a CGI game character?” questioned an unimpressed t-rex, the moment the cover dropped just before the weekend.

“She looks like an Avatar,” replied AnaD sharing the same sentiments toward the cover. (more…)

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