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LoversLand for the Modern Bride

 

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If the pictures from Solange Knowles’ recent Pinterest-worthy nuptials tell us anything, it’s that weddings are no longer just about a white dress and a bouquet of tea roses. It’s the little things that make your special day unforgettable. Which is why LoversLand, a new bridal concept store on Toronto’s trendy Ossington strip, is stocked with the kind of curated finds that will take your wedding to Solange-like heights.

From gorgeous gowns and ready-to-wear dresses to unique headpieces, wedding decor, gifts, lingerie, swimwear and leatherwear, LoversLand has all the specialty items a couple could want to make their wedding unique and customized. At the back of the shop resides The Haven, a dreamy, tented room decorated in soothing pastel tones where brides-to-be can have a private one-on-one dress fitting experience. 

Owned and operated by Yvonne Reidy, Danielle Gulic and Trish Spencer, who together have over 20 years of experience working in the fashion industry, LoversLand is the kind of casual yet curated concept store modern brides have been waiting for. “We’re really excited to welcome those who crave a laid back approach when shopping for weddings, honeymoons and special gifts,” Trish said in a statement. It sounds like something that would be right up Solange’s alley.

LoversLand is located at 215 Ossington Ave., 416-551-3321

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A Polished Lorde Talks Fashion and Red Carpet Anxiety as Stella Magazine’s December Cover Girl

Lorde’s budding friendships with the fashion-savvy pack, including Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss, aren’t having too much of an influence on the teenage singer’s own concern with fashion. Or, at least, that’s what we gather from her latest interview with The Sunday Telegraph‘s Stella magazine.

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Lorde, or Ella Yelich-O’Connor, as her mum calls her, is the glossy’s December cover girl, and although she looks freakin’ amazing in a white turtleneck tucked into navy-silk trousers, complete with unrecognisable straightened hair, the starlet hints at how unfazed she is with designer brands, the surprising places she sources clothing, and the stress of walking a red carpet for her accompanying interview.

From the get-go Lorde was asked what she was wearing, and replied with a wonderfully vague piss-taking answer. “Some, like, trousers, some boots… My jumper? I think it’s from New Zealand.” Savvy as she is, she probably guessed the magazine was after some designer names, adding, “I cut the labels out of everything – they scratch me.” (more…)

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Malin Akerman Rocks a Revealing Bec & Bridge Piece at GQ’s Men of the Year Party

GQ‘s Men of the Year party always calls for some pretty racy outfits from the female attendees, a fact which Malin Akerman was well aware of when she attended the 2014 event at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont on December 4.

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She opted for an orange figure-hugging midi dress by Aussie label Bec & Bridge, with cut-out detail around the midriff and bust. She teamed the boldly coloured piece with a pair of nude Bionda Castana pumps, with fun lace-up ankles, and a metallic Kate Spade New York hard-case clutch.

Her tousled blonde bob and relatively minimal makeup had Malin looking summery and fresh, despite the fact that it’s wintertime in the U.S. Unfortunately for Malin, her skin tone was uneven throughout, and such revealing pieces don’t forgive tan-line blunders, no matter how faint they are.

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Link Buzz: Delia*s Is Closing for Real Now, Amal Clooney Gets a Bag Named After Her

  • This year’s Grammy nominees are out! See if any of your faves made the cut. [Grammy]
  • Our worst nightmare has come true: Delia*s is closing, liquidating all its stock and filing for bankruptcy. RIP. [WWD]
  • Layoffs hit IMG, which is getting rid of at least 9% of its global fashion team. [WWD]
  • Fashion Fair is doing a Cinderella-themed makeup line. [WWD]
  • Vogue does their own take on “100 Years of Beauty.” If anyone would know it would be them, right? [Vogue]
  • New York City is building a Steampunk condo building and it is… just… so… weird. [Business Insider]
  • Italian accessories line Ballin has named a bag after Amal Clooney. Ballin’ indeed! [E!]
  • Justin Bieber completes his transformation into Miley Cyrus by bleaching his hair. [Bustle]
  • Putting teen retailer Brandy Melville’s “one size fits most” to the test. The result? Mostly failure. [BuzzFeed]

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Teen Voguer Brendan Jordan’s American Apparel Ads Are Here, and Yes, Very Fierce

Get ready to let out a resounding “Yaaaaaaas,” people. Brendan Jordan, a.k.a. the kid who started vouging behind a news reporter during a live TV broadcast, is American Apparel’s latest face. After Jordan’s impromptu, epic vouging sesh went viral, he proceeded to make us love him even more with his explanation on what possessed him to start posing. As he told Queen Latifah, “Everytime I see a spotlight, there’s this mode I snap into, and my inner superstar comes out!” Indeed.

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Brendan let it slip during the interview that American Apparel had approached him to model for them and now, the images are out! The 15-year-old is pictured wearing both men’s and women’s styles, and he is serving, hunny. Each of the four poses he strikes is as fierce as the last. In the ads, American Apparel offers a little explanation as to why they chose him for their campaign. “We were inspired by Brendan after seeing his fearless act of spontaneity and applaud his efforts with the LGBTQ community”

Right on. And also, a great improvement from their usual borderline or just downright skeevy advertising.

At any rate, congratulations to young Mr. Jordan, and we hope that this campaign is only the start of many more. Who knows what could be next? (We’re hoping for a Fashion Week gig. Someone please make that happen.)

In the meantime, please enjoy these gifs of Jordan slaying the camera and giving us all life. (more…)

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The Hunt Slonem x Echo Design Collab Debuts At Bloomingdale’s

Hunt Slonem x Echo Design; Image: Echo Design

Hunt Slonem x Echo Design; Image: Echo Design

Hollywood royalty worships American neo-Expressionist Hunt Slonem. Kate Hudson has his whimsical artwork mounted on her walls; so does Jennifer Lopez, Mandy Moore, Sharon Stone, Brooke Shields and Julianne Moore. But if the average Jane wanted to get her hands on a prized piece of work by Slonem, she’d have to fork over a substantial amount of cash. (One glance at 1st Dibs priced Slonem’s paintings as high as $45,000 while most were labeled “price upon request.”)

Luckily, the world-renowned artist is offering up his iconic bunnies, birds and butterflies on a different medium for a fraction of the cost. Slonem has partnered with fashion and accessories brand Echo Design on a limited-edition capsule collection. The vibrant lineup includes six unique scarf designs and one signature tote bag, which is available in three color-ways: black and white, orange and fuchsia and turquoise and blue.

“Echo Design and I are new friends,” said Hunt Slonem in an official statement. “I have never worked in this capacity before and I am absolutely thrilled with the tote bags and scarves. I am very, very happy with the results and I am looking forward to our future working together.”

The Hunt Slonem x Echo Design collection is priced between $48 an $148 and will be available for purchase at Bloomingdale’s on 59th Street and on Bloomingdales.com through the month of December. (Right now, you can place an order on four of the scarves at Echo Design.) The collection will roll out to additional branches and specialty stores for Spring 2015.