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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

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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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Link Buzz: Anna Kendrick Is the New Face of Kate Spade, Funeral Arrangements for Oscar de la Renta Set

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  • Anna Kendrick signs on with Kate Spade as the brand’s newest celebrity ambassador. [People]
  • Funeral arrangements for Oscar de la Renta have been made. The service will take place November 3 at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola on Park Avenue and 84th Street. [WWD]
  • Because a long, party-filled wedding weekend wasn’t enough, the Clooneys are reportedly planning a third wedding celebration in the U.K. Must be nice! [The Independent]
  • i-D charts the rise of the new “it” model. [i-D]
  • Not only is your iPhone 6 too big for your pockets and likely to bend — it could turn blue because of the dye in your jeans. [The Huffington Post]
  • Kelly Osbourne got a tattoo in honor of Joan Rivers. [Page Six]
  • What it’s like to be a student at Parsons. [The Cut]
  • Some idiot thought this Ray Rice Halloween costume was a cute idea. [The Cut]

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Designer Sid Neigum Wins 2014 Mercedes-Benz Start Up Competition

Sid Neigum

image: George Pimentel

Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week is rapidly climbing the ranks of legitimacy and importance on the international stage, and designer Sid Neigum is playing a big role in helping the event grow. The conceptual Canadian designer, who has stockists in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Seoul, was declared this year’s winner of the Mercedes-Benz Start Up competition, an ongoing initiative that supports and promotes emerging Canadian designers.

The award comes with a $30,000 bursary that will be administered by a mentoring team of industry experts who will ensure that the funds are used to the greatest benefit of Neigum’s business. He will also receive editorial support from Canada’s FASHION magazine as well as international publications and a fully produced runway show at the Fall 2015 collections in March.

This season, Neigum dazzled the fashion crowd with a cerebral and inventive spring collection that relied heavily on the laser-cut and draping techniques that are becoming his hallmarks. The black, white and gray collection drew inspiration from origami artistry that resulted in intricately folded and tucked tops and skirts as well as one show-stopping cape. There were also delicate silk separates with geometric cut-outs, elegant Asian-inspired draping and chic minimal lines. This is one designer to watch.

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Chrissy Teigen Gets Run Out of Twitter Land for Ottawa Shooting Comment

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Image: Getty

Chrissy Teigen is never one to reserve her opinion on social media, but this time, her quips have gotten her in trouble with the Twitterati. The model took to the social media outlet to offer her two cents on the horrifying shooting that occurred earlier this week on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill and her comments, to say the least, were not well-received.

In the wake of the shooting, which has been deemed an act of terrorism, Chrissy took the opportunity to make a political comment on gun control in the United States. 

This set off several of Chrissy’s followers, who took great offense to the tweet, some saying she was making light of the situation in Canada, others criticizing her for being anti-American. As what tends to happen on the Internet, things quickly got out of hand with Chrissy receiving a slew of nasty comments.

Fox News also got in on the bashing with commentator Andrea Tantaros giving the model a light read on-air: “Chrissy Teigen is known for, obviously, her lovely bottom, and her food Instagram pictures,” Tantaros said. “She should stick to that. This is the problem when models start to talk. It plays into that dumb model stereotype. Because it’s too soon for her to weigh in, and also conflate gun control and crime in America with a global war against radical Islamic jihadism. She clearly doesn’t know about the radical Islamic threat to the nation, she hasn’t educated herself, but when she does stuff like this you’ve just got to shake your head.”

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