Farfetch is on the hunt to find the best new boutique in the world, and the site needs your help. The e-tailer has pooled a panel of fashionable influencers and tastemakers (like Harley Viera-Newton, Nick Wooster and Hypebeast‘s Kevin Ma, to name a few) to handpick six emerging boutiques around the world to find this year’s “Superstore.” The public will vote to determine which shop will walk away with the honor, and one voter will be picked to travel to the winning boutique, armed with $1,500 spending money. You can cast your ballot at the Farfetch website, but the contest will also spill over to the e-tailer’s Instagram, which today put up its first post in relation to the competition.
Nominees include Seoul’s Koon With A View, Cape Town’s Merchants on Long, Shanghai’s Alter boutique, Mahani in Dubai, Restir in Tokyo and Common People in Mexico City.
But while we wait for more entries to be posted, we did a little sleuthing through each boutique’s Instagram account to see exactly what the fuss is about. From the looks of it, these boutiques are pretty major. Boasting wares from Vivienne Westwood, Oscar de la Renta, Hood By Air and more, each store has its own unique, stylish aesthetic, filled with finds that will make any fashionphile in the world go gaga. Below, the best products from each boutique’s Instagram account.
We all know by now that Ruby Rose and Phoebe Dahl are getting married. The pair publicly share their affections for one another, whether it’s making out onstage at this year’s Gay Pride Festival or posting pics of Phoebe’s engagement ring to Instagram, so we’re pretty clued in that these two are loved up and on their way to the altar.
We were even given a rough date this week, with Ruby writing to her Instagram, “And in September they shall be married.. despite all odds.. despite and because of,” with a photo of Phoebe lying next to her.
What we don’t know, however, is how the whole thing is going to go down. Where will they get married? Who will the guests be? And most importantly, what will the brides wear? Well, we can tell you what Ruby won’t be wearing, and that’s a wedding dress.
Ruby’s just posted a photo of herself in a white, strapless dress alongside Phoebe in a neon, off-the-shoulder number to her Instagram. But the photo wasn’t important because the pair just have their hands all over each other like every other social media post of theirs. The caption, on the other hand, was quite informative.
“That one time we did a shoot and it become 100 percent real that I would never wear a dress at my wedding hahaha,” Ruby wrote. We know the traditional wedding gown went out the window once Olivia Palermo rocked shorts and a sweater on her big day, and now we can’t help but wonder what Ruby will come up with.
We’ve probably been too busy brainstorming what Phoebe, who owns her own ethical clothing line called Faircloth & Supply, is going to whip up. Will Ruby play groom to Phoebe’s bride? All we can do is wait for the next clue to be given away. Knowing how adamant the two are about sharing details of their love life, something tells us we’ll get more crucial wedding info soon.
POP magazine released one of its new covers for the Autumn/Winter 2014 edition today. And while it may look like an Instagram leak at first, it’s actually not — the concept of the cover was to look like a screenshot.
Image Credit: uniquemagazines via the tfs forums
The unusual cover starring singer Grimes received mixed reactions on our forums.
“I’m not sure if the idea of Instagram is cool or just lazy. The cover itself looks pretty all over the place,” analyzed Koibito.
His was one of the more diplomatic responses, as most members failed to see any reason to compliment this cover.
“Is this a joke?” asked [Piece Of Me].
But the cover did have some admirers. “Love it. It will be rather sweet to see this in some 10 years,” declared MulletProof.
And TREVOFASHIONISTO posted: “It’s definitely more interesting than a lot of other publications.”
This last statement reflects how I feel about the cover, too. There is no iconic photography here and the concept will probably look old fairly soon, but it sure is interesting now. And you have to admit, the corny comments section on the cover is pretty funny.
Alexa Chung is rumored to also have a cover for this issue. Follow the thread on the forums to see more of this issue soon.
We’ve all seen Kate Moss‘ breasts. Her Calvin Klein ads made them famous. But we certainly haven’t seen her décolletage quite like this. The model’s teamed up with London’s 34 restaurant and artist Jane McAdam Freud to create a champagne glass (called a coupe) modeled after her left breast. Talk about your cup size!
The supermodel joins a storied tradition of glasses molded from breasts. The coupe is, after all, supposed to be based on the bust of none other than Marie Antoinette, according to The Telegraph.
Kate will be on hand to fete the new glass, which features her signature at the bottom, at the restaurant in October. “I was excited to participate in this project – what an honour to be alongside Marie Antoinette – she was a very intriguing and mischievous character,” she said in a statement. “Champagne is always associated with celebration and happy occasions and I had fun creating this beautiful coupe.” Indeed.
Meanwhile, no word yet on a Lara Stone or Kate Upton version.
[via The Telegraph]
Last week, Tasny Hoskins wrote a rather scathing piece in The Guardian, questioning British Vogue‘s editorial policies. Hoskins noted that not since Naomi Campbell graced the magazine’s cover in 2002 — 12 years ago — has another black female model been featured by herself on the cover of the British fashion bible. It’s not that there haven’t been any outstanding black models or black British models since then. But it seems as if there has been a conscious decision to systematically leave these girls out. Hoskins points to Malaika Firth and Jourdan Dunn as evidence that something shady is going on over at the glossy.
“Back when Premier Model Management looked after Naomi Campbell, she was the first and only black model to front the Prada campaign in 1994 then went onto do the British Vogue cover in 2002,” Premier Model Management Founder, Carole White told The Guardian. “Our…Malaika is the first girl since Naomi to front a Prada campaign (the 2014 campaign), so logic would dictate that Malaika would be the next black model to appear on the cover soon.”
But logical situations sometimes don’t manifest into reality. It would be an understatement to say that Jourdan has had an impressive career. After all, she was a regular Burberry girl (what’s more British than Burberry?). She’s even noted as one of Forbes magazine’s highest-paid models, having raked in 4 million in the past year. That’s half a million more than her friend and fellow buzzy model, Cara Delevingne, who in less than two years has scored not one or two, but three British Vogue covers. Surely, someone like Ms. Dunn, whose credits include appearances in campaigns for Balmain, YSL, Topshop, Calvin Klein and DKNY to name a few (mind you, many of the same brands that have also featured Cara), would be a shoo-in for a British Vogue cover.
Jourdan’s been relegated to a British Vogue supplement cover, and its teen spinoff, Miss Vogue. Her one appearance on an actual British Vogue cover was a joint shoot with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Eden Clark, in November 2008.
Another day, another celebrity’s clothing going up for sale. Victoria Beckham‘s charity auction for The Outnet just went live yesterday, but Madonna fans might want to hold tight to their coins and wait a few months to get their hands on some of the singer’s old stuff. Yup, Madonna’s outfits and several other keepsake items are going up for the bidding November 7 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills.
Fashionphiles can choose from several clothing items, including the latex look she wore on the cover of V magazine with Katy Perry, the pink dress she wore in the “Material Girl” music video along with costumes from Evita and A League of Their Own.
Also up for grabs is one of Madonna’s Billboard Music Awards honoring her 2000 video for “Music,” the American Music Award she won in 1991 for “Vogue” as well as handwritten lyrics, an old diary from 1988 and more.
Sounds pretty exciting. So what does Madonna have to say about a chunk of her pieces being sold off? According to Page Six, very little. The singer’s publicist, Liz Rosenberg says that Madonna doesn’t even know that the auction is happening. This begs the question: How did the auction house manage to get its hands on her old personal items like journals and music awards? “I do not believe any of what is being auctioned off was in Madonna’s possession,” her publicist said. “Designers often supply clothes for shoots that are then returned to the designers.”
Still doesn’t explain the diary or the awards, but, uh…maybe Madonna won’t even notice they’re gone?
[via Page Six]