Image: Harper’s Bazaar
It seems that nepotism is making a huge comeback in fashion these days. A slew of celebrity and model siblings and offspring are capitalizing on the opportunities that come with having famous kin, and they’re really gaining some serious traction. Just ask Ireland Baldwin, Gigi Hadid or Michael Avedon, grandson of legendary photographer Richard Avedon, who lensed the campaign for Calvin Klein‘s reissue collection — shooting Lottie Moss, younger half-sister of supermodel Kate Moss.
Michael has been tapped once again to shoot the famous relative of a fashion icon. Covering this month’s Harper’s Bazaar is Emma Ferrer, aka the granddaughter of Audrey Hepburn. And if you can’t see the resemblance, a quick look at her unfairly thick and impeccably-shaped eyebrows might give you a clue. Of course, Emma is dressed in pieces that scream quintessential Audrey, including a head-to-toe black ensemble made up of trousers and a turtleneck along with a colorblock black and ivory Lanvin gown, punctuated by a red rose just below the bust. Emma also poses in a black and white sculptural, checkered hat, a nod to her grandmother’s famous April 1956 cover. The 20-year-old is heralded as the magazine’s “New Funny Face,” although you’ll quickly see that there’s nothing funny about Miss Emma’s beautiful countenance. Those brows alone are no laughing matter.
Emma was born a year after Audrey died, but she still has trophies from her stylish grandmother, namely a few cashmere turtlenecks, which she adores and wears “all throughout the winter.” I can think of a million girls who would kill to have those in their closet.
Audrey was Richard Avedon’s muse, so it makes perfect sense that Bazaar chose both of their descendants to recreate some of the magic Audrey and the elder photographer had all those decades ago.
Head to Harper’s Bazaar to see more of the shoot and read Emma’s musings about her grandmother.
[via Harper's Bazaar]
Vogue Russia tapped Lindsey Wixson to front its big September issue. She was photographed sporting a short, cropped, dark wig (which doesn’t do her any favors) by Alexi Lubomirski. Of course, Lindsey wears an outfit from Louis Vuitton‘s fall collection, which Vogues worldwide have taken a shine to. The cover marks the American beauty’s sixth for the Condé Nast title. Lindsey previously appeared on the cover of Vogue Japan’s August 2014 issue.
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It seems as though the September covers are not satisfying our forum members and Vogue Russia is no exception. “Oh stop!!!! This is getting hilarious! Where have all the Great Sept covers gone?!!?!???!!” exclaimed Miss Dalloway.
“Is this Harry Styles from One Direction? I think the title of this thread is very wrong…” commented miguelalmeida.
Another member not feeling the wig on Lindsey was gazebo, who posted, “People, bad hair is obviously IN VOGUE. Get used to it for at least a couple of months.”
“This is awful. I like the color palette, and I’m a fan of Lindsey, but this is pitiful. The hair and the styling are atrocious. Yikes,” wrote an unhappy MyNameIs.
Russian Vogue‘s take is the weakest cover of the lot, according to justaguy: “Oh man, another really bad Vogue September cover!! I think this is the worst.”
Lindsey also graces a 15-page fashion story inside the issue, which our forum members actually admire. “The edit is amazing though! The concept’s been done to death by US Vogue, but seems fresh with Lindsey & VR,” approved Benn98.
“Beautiful edit, I almost forget the wig. Good use of the settings. The photo with the men in uniforms is great, well done,” enthused Tony Fersen.
See inside the thread for the cover story as well as a preview of the issue. Don’t forget to post your own comment, too.
River Island has a good nose for picking a great designer collaboration, having teamed up with lots of our favourite emerging designers like Eudon Choi on capsule collections. Now, the brand is turning its attention to the blogosphere by announcing an exciting shoe collection with the effortlessly stylish Sandra Hagelstam, the author behind 5 inch and up.
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Announcing the exciting news on her blog, she explained that years ago whilst still at university and fresh to the world of fashion blogging, she actually secured an internship at River Island and saw a photo of herself on the designers’ mood boards. It sounds to us like this collaboration was always meant to be. Who better to team up with than somebody whose sense of style is already influencing your designs?
Based between London and Helsinki, she’s got a strong blog following with over 50,000 followers crushing on her enviable style via Instagram. No doubt her loyal fans will be dying to snap up a piece from her River Island collaboration.
The collaboration will include five exclusive styles of shoes, and in homage to the name of her blog, they will naturally be of the high-heel variety. The line is set to launch in November in U.K. stores and internationally online, and if you just can’t wait to find out what to expect, take a peek at Sandra’s influences and a couple of design sketches on her blog.
Blake Lively‘s certainly making the rounds these past few months; after landing Vogue‘s August issue, she’s now fronting the September 2014 issue of Marie Claire, celebrating the magazine’s 20th anniversary. The former Gossip Girl star was shot by Guy Aroch for the front cover as well as for a series of images inside the issue. Blake wears a dress from Gucci‘s latest collection as she’s captured up against a battleship gray backdrop with contrasting font colors. The cover should be a hit on newsstands…
IMAGE CREDIT: MARIECLAIRE.COM
…but it isn’t a hit with most of our forum members. GlamVal kicked off the thread by simply commenting, “H O R R I B L E,” which set the predominantly negative tone.
“The text, for Chrissake! So little, yet so overwhelming. Not a bad image though she looks a bit robotic. I don’t mind Blake at all, but yet another major cover so soon?” posted Benn98.
Sharing his lack of interest was honeycombchild: “Ouch. Everything about this is awful for me. Colors, text, the shot itself…”
Cosmic Voices has noticed Blake’s presence everywhere and wrote, “This love affair with covering Blake recently has GOT TO STOP!”
“What a weird and awful cover… A far cry from Blake and Guy’s beautiful cover shoot for Marie Claire UK a few years ago,” commented catalytic.
“Blake’s face looks horrible. It seems like the pose is very painful. I prefer much more her last US Vogue cover. Everything is wrong in this cover: makeup, her hair, styling, fonts and layout. And I still don’t understand why she has another cover,” disapproved narcyza.
There’s a lot of disappointment inside the thread, but are you a fan? Do you like seeing Blake on the cover of magazines? Check out her accompanying cover story and post your own opinion here.
The thought of having your own personal makeup artist and hairstylist come to your house to help you get glam before a night out is one almost every girl has had at some point. But what was once thought to be a luxury reserved only for the very rich or people with cosmetologist BFFs, will now become a reality for regular gals like you and me. Gilt Groupe Co-Founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson has launched a new app, GLAMSQUAD, which will allow women to schedule hair and makeup appointments in the comfort of their homes or offices.
Yup, you can basically hire your own beautifying team without leaving your bedroom. No more waiting for a blowout at the salon or having to trek all the way to your nearest department store to get your makeup done. Now, with a couple taps, you can get a hairstylist or makeup artist to your house. Makeup sessions start at $75, and hair will set you back at least $50.
The app is pretty straightforward. It offers a selection of hairstyles, from a blowout to milkmaid braids, as well as seven makeup looks. Good luck getting your hair did if you’ve got kinky hair, however, because all the looks, save for one under the “our styles” section of the app, are for women with straight hair, or at least hair that can be straightened without the help of chemical relaxers. Granted, GLAMSQUAD is only just launching, so we have faith that as it secures more money and builds a clientele, the app will offer more options for women of all hair textures, no matter if they’re looking for someone to do a Dominican blowout or a simple twist-out. Also, how cool would it be if there were stylists who did box braids and Senegalese twists?
GLAMSQUAD is currently available in New York City with plans to expand to Los Angeles.
Only Cara Delevingne could get away with holding a picnic to celebrate her close relationship with Mulberry and her upcoming handbag range, but it must be said that the girl does host a good party and definitely did so over the weekend in the heart of the British countryside at Wilderness Festival.
All aboard the Cara-Van! (Image: Dave M. Benett, Getty)
Looking her usual relaxed, luxurious self, the model offset her loose, silk jogging pants and white T-shirt with an oxblood Mulberry Cara messenger and round sunglasses decorated with dinosaurs, of course.
Whilst the rest of the delightful British revelers enjoyed the likes of Jessie Ware and Metronomy on the main stage of the festival set on the Cornbury Park Estate in Oxfordshire, Cara’s secret garden party was for select guests only who joined her and her amazingly-named Cara-Van to enjoy the halcyon days of summer surrounded by gold balloons and hay bales. Jaime Winstone, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger along with Luke and Harry Treadaway were among the crowd that hung out with Cara and her sister Chloe in their wild open field, littered with flowers and champagne.
A Delevingne family affair (@caradelevingne)
The owner of the estate, Lady Tania Rotherwick, spoke to the Telegraph about the event saying, “This used to be full of green houses and orchards, back in the days when the estate had 30 gardeners, but it fell into disrepair,” she said. “Today, normally this garden is cut as a football pitch, but we let it grow for Mulberry.”