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Eleven Elfs Launches in Canada


Eleven Elfs portraitWhen you live in a climate that’s cold, like really cold, for five months of the year, you don’t mess around with outerwear. But that doesn’t mean you’re willing to forgo your fashionable tendencies. Luckily, Eleven Elfs, the Italian outerwear brand known for its stylish coats in vibrant colours, has launched in select stores across Ontario and Quebec.

Created for what founder Manuel Luciano calls the “classy adventurer,” the brand takes its inspiration from the fantastical colours and wondrous sceneries of Michael Ende’s fantasy novel The Neverending Story. This translates into elegant and dazzling outerwear that boasts luxe accents like fur trim and unique colourblocking details as well as high-end functional features like premium down fill, durable and wind-resistant outer shells, storm cuffed sleeves and fleece-lined zip pockets. Styles include vests, bombers, jackets and coats that are ultra lightweight and supremely warm.

Take one of these to the streets or to the slopes and show winter your true colours.

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Wilddarts Wins Fashion Category at 2014 Blogster Awards, And it’s Not a Personal Style Blog

Last night Pedestrian TV announced its 2014 Blogster Awards winners, and the fashion category prize went to a blog without a face. We say this because the owner of the winning website, Wilddarts, doesn’t strut her personal-style stuff in front of her photographer boyfriend — or any other photographer, for that matter — like most other successful fashion blogs these days.

Instead, founder Mel Elsdon sticks to sharing her views, not her outfits, on fashion and beauty, using her beautifully presented blog and her bloody good eye as a creative outlet. “Wilddarts is more than personal style,” founder Mel Elsdon wrote to her blog, stating that her website “transcends time” and “is the next big thing.”

She also mentioned “there’s nothing worse than a well-dressed woman with nothing to say,” which may or may not be a dig at personal-style and OOTD bloggers with little-to-no writing skills to back up their visual feast.

Wilddarts beat outfit bloggers like Spin Dizzy Fall, Friend in Fashion and Little Black Book. Be sure to check out the Wilddarts blog here and tell us: do you prefer this type of fashion intake or outfit inspiration straight off the back of your favourite blogger?

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Eva Longoria Gets Strategic with an Olive Bec & Bridge Number

Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria stopped by Hollywood’s Universal Studios on Wednesday, October 8, chatting to Extra in a contrasting olive-green and black pinafore dress by Bec & Bridge.

The piece is from the Aussie label’s highly anticipated Spring 2014 collection, with strategic features that work in Eva’s favour. The asymmetrical hemline makes for a modest length and a cheeky cut also shows off the 39-year-old’s figure, whereas the apron-style neckline matches the forever cuteness of Eva’s petite frame.

She was able to amp up her usual sophistication with pointed-toe Casadei heels in nude, diamond drop earrings, and clean, fresh makeup.

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Jamie Chung Dishes on Wedding Planning (Which She Hasn’t Started, Yet)

Image: Getty Images Entertainment

Image: Getty Images Entertainment

William Rast sure loves to party. The Spring 2015 presentation was certainly a spectacle — the brand organized an interactive dinner and performance of “Queen of the Night,” so it’s not surprising that it went all out to fête the U.S. launch of the collection. Last night, the label hooked up with Lord & Taylor for a rooftop party at the department store’s Fifth Avenue flagship. Actress and style star Jamie Chung hosted the affair, and Jessie J played a live set.

Pieces from fall lined the hallway leading to the event space, which was an indoor-outdoor location. Guests patiently waited for Jessie to take the stage, and were not disappointed once she did. In case anyone needs a reminder: Girl can sing. Belting out hits like “Bang Bang,” “Domino” and “Burnin’ Up,” Jessie’s awesome technical skills were laid bare for the audience.



@isthatjessiej slaying the stage at @lordandtaylor x @williamrast’s rooftop fete #ltxwr

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Amazon Opening First Brick-and-Mortar Store

Image: AFP/Getty Images

Image: AFP/Getty Images

According to Dow Jones and CNBC, Amazon is making the leap into brick-and-mortar with plans to open its first standalone store in Manhattan this holiday season. The store will be a pop-up shop at 7 West 34th Street, conveniently located right by the Empire State Building.

The store, which is more like a warehouse, will offer same-day delivery in New York City. We’re assuming the company placed the pop-up in Midtown in order to attract tourists, so it’s strange that delivery would be limited to New York City. Hopefully, out-of-towners will come to the store armed with the address of their hotels — and extra space in their suitcases if they want to pick anything up. 

Although it’s a great way to garner press and attention, it is a little odd that Amazon would choose this route. Amazon has put many brick-and-mortar locations out of business thanks to its convenient shop-from-home and delivery model, so opening its own standalone is an interesting move. 

Amazon says that if this experimental shop is successful, it may open stores in other cities. 

 [via CNBC]

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Karl Lagerfeld Shoots Joan Smalls and Hudson Kroenig for Chanel’s Resort 2015 Campaign (Forum Buzz)

Karl Lagerfeld keeps the theme of his romantic Dubai-presented Chanel Resort 2015 collection going in his new advertising campaign for the iconic French fashion house. Joan Smalls is joined by Hudson Kroenig, the son of Lagerfeld favorite Brad Kroenig. Joan previously appeared in the brand’s Spring 2012 ads with Saskia de Brauw. This time around, Joan dons layered and patterned pieces as she lounges poolside, while a playful Hudson takes center stage.

Ad Campaign Chanel Cruise 2015 Karl Lagerfeld


The campaign doesn’t sit well with a few of our forum members. “Haven’t seen Chanel produce a good campaign for a long time. Where is the elegant brand that it used to be?” disapproved HelaFav5.

“Boring. Also, is it just me or does Joan look very short in this shot?” asked MyNameIs.

The word “boring” was used a lot to describe the ads with Hyacinthus commenting, “Joan was not to blame, but Karl. Chanel’s campaigns have been boring for a long time!”

GivenchyHomme voiced his concern regarding Joan’s exposure: “All I have to say is, her again?”

“Her expressions are awful. It could have been a decent campaign, but no, some things are off,” wrote an underwhelmed anlabe32.

Discussion later shifted to Karl’s latest gimmick. “Hudson looks so random there, completely unnecessary,” proclaimed Marc10.

“The kid is the worst prop ever, so unnecessary… it distracts from Joan and the clothes imo,” replied kokobombon.

Are you left underwhelmed or overwhelmed? Check out the thread for the full campaign and share your own opinion here.

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