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Smythe and Beaufille Collaborate on a Must-Have Jacket for Spring


Mick and Keith. Mac and cheese. Whiskey and soda. Good collaborations are timeless, and when it comes to fashion, they can also create the kind of must-have item you won’t be able to live without. This spring, Smythe designers Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe have collaborated with Chloé and Parris Gordon of Beaufille on a smoking jacket design that combines the former’s masculine-heavy aesthetic with the latter’s artisan sensibilities.

The Beaufille Collaboration Smoking Jacket sees Smythe’s classic single-button shawl collar silhouette reinterpreted in a delicate and feminine custom jacquard fabric. The imagery on the fabric was hand painted by Eve Gordon, a fine artist and mother of Chloé and Parris, and is based on a vintage Chinoiserie brocade. The jacket will be available in a blush shade for Spring 2015, and because both parties were so pleased with the collaboration, it will also be carried through for Pre-Fall 2015 in Pacific Blue.

The Spring 2015 Beaufille Collaboration Smoking Jacket will be in stores in early February. For locations, visit

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Since When Have Vogue Turkey’s Covers Become So Dated? (Forum Buzz)

Lily Donaldson makes a rare appearance on the cover of Vogue Turkey’s December issue. It feels as though we hardly ever get to see the British beauty on the cover of Vogue lately, even though Lily’s last cover was for Vogue Korea’s 18th anniversary issue back in August 2014. We’re just nostalgic for those days when the 27 year old would captivate us on U.K. Vogue‘s front cover. But we don’t hold Lily responsible for this current disaster. It appears as though Vogue Turkey has been disappointing our forum members for some time now. The new font and layout the magazine has introduced isn’t sitting well with anyone.

Vogue Turkey December 2014 Lily Donaldson


“Lily is working it, but my god that text layout! When did they start using so much of it?!” questioned an unsatisfied Miss Dalloway.

Benn98 mentioned the amount of text, too: “Yay! When last have we seen Lily nab a cover? Looks good, but if you squint the leg positioning looks odd. I don’t recall them having this much text!”

“Seems like it’s from 5 years ago… very dated,” added an underwhelmed littlekiki.

GlamorousBoy agreed and echoed “very dated cover…” inside the thread.

Also not sold on the cover was Bertrando3: “It does not look appealing to me whatsoever. She looks tired and strange, the proportions are not working for me.”

A select few admired Turkish Vogue‘s efforts this month, though. “What a perfect cover for December. Lily looks fantastic. Her pale skin looks amazing on grey background. Her pose and this dress are really great. Can’t wait for an editorial!” enthused an optimistic and impressed narcyza.

“I like this, all the dots give the cover a festive feeling, Lily looks great,” complimented Nymphaea.

We guess Vogue Turkey deserves some slack, considering the magazine delivered a fabulous supermodel cover for November. Tell us what you think of its December 2014 cover inside the thread here.

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Coco Rocha, Hilary Rhoda and More Turn Out for Small Business Saturday

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American Express is keen on making Small Business Saturday a thing, and this weekend, the credit card giant hosted a shopping extravaganza in NYC’s NoLita/SoHo district to help support shops and restaurants owned by regular Joes – and not huge corporate conglomerates. The event drew quite a notable crowd: Coco Rocha, Hilary Rhoda, Hannah Bronfman and Marine the Dog all showed up to support the affair. From 7 p.m. to midnight, guests shopped at participating retail locations, took in performances, dined and sipped cocktails in support of the little guys, those businesses that don’t come with an IPO. 

Click through to see some snaps from the event and if you haven’t already, support small businesses this Cyber Monday by buying online from your favorite boutique or artisanal shop.  (more…)

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You Can Finally Shop The MSGM & Yoox Collaboration!


The limited-edition capsule collection from MSGM and Yoox is finally here. The holiday lineup celebrates the retailers “Dinner Party in Venice” theme with Italian-inspired prints in the brand’s signature vibrant hues, zeroing in on blue and yellow. The capsule includes a dress, T-shirt, sweatshirt and jacket along with slip-ons and ballet flats—all ranging from $86 to $202.

The MSGM collaboration is one piece of Yoox’s winter shopping experience under the “Dinner Party in Venice” umbrella. The website is featuring weekly themed videos with notables like Lynn Yaeger, stylist Tina Leung, Arrigo Cipriani and Italian actress Alessandra Mastronardi among others.

Customers can also peruse a curated assortment of Venezia-style holiday gifts including two Vanini Murano glass vases, vintage accessories, jewelry, prints from Magnum Photos and Fruilana slippers as well as customized designer aprons from Missoni, Vivienne Westwood, Emilio Pucci, Toilet Paper and Fornasetti. All proceeds from these aprons will benefit the non-profit organization Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity.

To purchase items from the MSGM x Yoox holiday collection, check out the gallery below. (more…)

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Reese Witherspoon Makes the Cover of UK Harper’s Bazaar’s January Issue (Forum Buzz)

Reese Witherspoon fronts the January cover of U.K. Harper’s Bazaar, oozing Old Hollywood glamour with a modern twist. Photographed for a close-up profile cover image with her blond tresses styled to one side, a gorgeous and effortless makeup look applied to her charming face, she looks radiant and fresh for the new year. 

UK Harper's Bazaar January 2015 Reese Witherspoon


The minute the cover surfaced on our forums, members began to weigh in. “That’s fast! I didn’t expect her to get any UK mags. Reminds me very much of her US Vogue story, zoomed in. This is a very good start,” commented Benn98.

“She is a Beauty. I like the cover a lot,” complimented a satisfied fashionlover2001.

Miss Dalloway was clearly an admirer and wrote, “Really beautiful January cover, she looks stunning.”

Also on board was GIVENCHYlover, who proclaimed, “OMG stunning cover, love the hair!”

Cosmic Voices added that Bazaar‘s cover with Reese is “much better than her Vogue cover [from October 2014].”

But not everyone was as content. “What a post-production! I can’t recognize her on this cover,” slammed narcyza.

“Same old same old… from her and the mag,” added an underwhelmed kokobombon.

Are you impressed with British Bazaar‘s efforts this month? Await the contents of the issue inside the thread and join the discussion here.

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Celine Designer Johnny Coca Heads to Mulberry

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The rumor mill strikes again. Johnny Coca, the head design director for leather goods, accessories, shoes and jewelry for Celine since 2010, has been tapped as Mulberry’s new creative director. Coca succeeds Emma Hill, who turned in her papers approximately 17 months ago.

Whispers pinning the designer as the front-runner on Mulberry’s short list began as far back as the beginning of October. That list included names from Erdem to former Chloe Creative Director Hannah MacGibbon, Roland Mouret and former Issa Creative Director Blue Farrier. 

Coca will report to Chairman and CEO Godfrey Davis, and his duties will include accessories, ready-to-wear and windows. He begins his new post July 8, 2015.

[via Telegraph]