Prabal Gurung is the latest designer to make a foray into beauty, this time in partnership with MAC Cosmetics. Gurung has teamed up with the makeup brand on a limited edition range of color cosmetics that is due to bow just in time for the holiday season. Gurung says he got inspired by his mother’s daily makeup routine for this offering, and aimed to create a range that would make all women, regardless of ethnicity, feel beautiful.
Equally as important for the 14-piece collection was creating striking packaging. “I wanted the packaging to be beautiful,” Gurung told WWD. “So beautiful that when a woman takes it out of her purse, it becomes a topic of conversation.” And the pieces are certainly gab-worthy. Each product is housed in an all-gold or gold-accented package, flourished with a net-like pattern. And such flashy packaging doesn’t come cheap. Gurung’s collection is pretty pricey, especially for your typical MAC range. The eyeshadow duos will set you back $40 each, lipsticks and lip glosses ring in at $30, eye pencils will cost you $20, and the cream color base, bronzing powder and buffer brush are $70 a pop.
The collection will make its big debut November 26 at U.S. MAC stores, then internationally (save for China) in December. If you’re already stoked for the range, you won’t have to wait too long to see it in action. It will hit the runway during Gurung’s Spring 2015 show in early September, so have your eyes peeled on the catwalk for those beauty looks!
Alex Perry creates glamorous, elegant and sparkly pieces, right? So, we can’t imagine what he’d be able to whip up for the likes of Courtney Love. But the 50-year-old rocker and the Aussie designer have met up for a fitting amid her Australian tour, so we’re thinking she could be rocking some Alex Perry for her remaining concerts in Newcastle, Canberra and Sydney.
Alex posted a snap of himself and Courtney with their distinctive cheekbones thrust up against each other, complete with matching duck faces. At least we think that’s the look they were going for, but it’s always hard to tell with Courtney’s pout. The caption read, “@courtneylove I THINK IM IN LOVE!!!! BEST FITTING EVER!!!! #courtneylove #alexperry.”
Courtney followed suit with a much blurrier photo of the pair and a caption reading, “Aussies only ( and fabulous !) couturier! @alexperry #alexperry.” We knew that Alex was going for a younger, edgier look for his latest collections, but the news of him dressing Courtney has got our heads in a spin. It’s the last label we’d pick for her rough and grungy style. Let’s just hope no one throws a beer on her while sporting one of Alex’s designs because that would be a crying shame.
Numéro‘s September covers are the very latest to surface on our forums and are a total contrast from what the other publications have to offer. The magazine enlisted Karl Lagerfeld to photograph not one, but five covers for the all-important September issue. Models Sasha Luss, Lexi Boling and Maartje Verhoef were the mannequins of choice, shot in a 60s setup for each of the cover images. Sasha and Lexi both score two singular covers, while Maartje is seen only on the multi-girl cover (pictured below).
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The contents of the issue are steadily becoming available for viewing via our forums, thanks to our savvy members. The fashion stories consist of Greg Kadel photographing Sabrina Ioffreda, Eniko Mihalik posing for Stephane Sednaoui and of course, the cover story, which is lensed by Lagerfeld in his signature black and white style. Not to mention the remaining editorials, which are sure to be a hit.
“I really wish they [would] export Sasha’s cover (any of the two). The group shot is unfortunate, but I’m afraid that’s the one we’ll get in the international market,” worried Srdjan, who has clearly picked out his favorite.
A.D.C. showed enthusiasm for Lagerfeld leaving the business: “I do get sick of Karl. Can he retire already???”
There seems to be a lot regarding Karl’s retirement. Is he past his best? Everyone raves about his collections for Chanel, but his photographic skills leave a lot to be desired from most of our forum’s like-minded members.
To view the rest of the covers as well as the fashion stories from Numéro‘s September 2014 issue, check out the thread and voice your own opinion here.
The world’s premier online luxury retailer, Net-a-Porter, took part in the celebrations of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week on Thursday. Held at the award-winning Qualia Resort in the Whitsunday Islands, Net-a-Porter showcased its designer offerings with a poolside fashion show.
In true Net-a-Porter form, the outfits, modelled by the likes of Nicole Trunfio and Alexandra Agoston, were all extremely beautiful. Think bohemian-luxe at its best, with flowing, side-split maxi dresses and loose-fitting, tailored pieces dominating the makeshift runway.
Big names like Nicole Warne, Amanda Shadforth and ELLE Australia Editor Justine Cullen were all in attendance and treated to a private style suite on-site. Tanja Gacic arrived in a red lace Lover dress and Isabel Lucas wore Valentino, which were easily our favourite outfits of the night.
Currently on the cover of both the U.K. edition and U.S. version of Vogue‘s September 2014 issue, Cara Delevingne now graces the October issue of Vogue Japan. The British model wears Louis Vuitton on the cover and poses with her hand in her hair, while gazing down the lens and out toward the reader. The image might seem a little repetitive, since we’ve already seen countless Vogue covers with models wearing Louis Vuitton and our forum members have certainly noticed.
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You may still not be over Vogue Japan’s September 2014 issue with a buffet of supermodels from past and present. Forum member orchidee definitely isn’t: “You’re kidding me. From the epic cast on the September cover to…this. And an outfit from the most overexposed–as much as I love it–collection on the most overexposed and overrated model. Great.”
“Not only is the layout horrid but there’s also way too much of that awful green. It’s really distracting. Ironically enough, so many people are talking about Edie looking dull in print but I think Cara is the one with this same half sleepy/half drunk expression almost all the time. That said, I do love that Louis Vuitton; Ghesquière is dominating,” offered Nepenthes.
Bertrando3 also shared his view regarding Cara’s overexposure: “Why does she need to be everywhere??!” questioned the unimpressed forum member.
“She looks bad…I don’t like that print,” posted GIVENCHYlover.
Are fashion magazines stuck in a rut of using the same faces, designers and photographers? This August, we’ve certainly had our fair share of the same thing over and over with the September covers. Vogue Germany was like a breath of fresh air because at least Vanessa Axente wasn’t wearing a piece from Louis Vuitton.
See inside the thread and join the discussion here.
If you were watching The Bachelor last night, you might have spotted a familiar face. Fashion blogger and model Aley Greenblo stepped out as one of the six “date crashers,” and, as expected, had a target on her back the minute she walked through the door.
Aley is a fashion blogger for Tickled Pink, fashion columnist for Latte Life newspaper, founder and co-owner of Alphie & Eve Blogger’s Collective and has modelled for the likes of online retailer Showpo. Her impressive portfolio has just one thing missing — a man. But after last night’s rose ceremony, any chance of the 25-year-old ending up with The Bachelor‘s Blake Garvey was shot to hell.
When Blake ran out of roses, Aley was one of two intruders left empty-handed. She took it on the chin, though, no embarrassing tears or regrettable outbursts. We don’t think any real damage was caused to her fashion career, and at least she stunned in a Pallas Couture dress, Novo shoes and Salsuli jewellery.