We’re not sure what’s going on over at Condé Nast, but the group is dropping some serious names from their publications left and right. After phasing out Lucky magazine earlier this month, the brand is now selling Fairchild Fashion Media to Penske Media Corporation.
It’s not any secret that we’d pretty much kill for Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows, so it’s no surprise the British model is back for another season as the face of YSL Beauty. For Fall 2014, our favorite supermodel stars in the campaigns for both the brand’s Fusion Ink Foundation line and Fall Look campaigns.
Trying to get through eight days of Baselworld without buying a watch is like trying to get through Fashion Week without buying a wardrobe—virtually impossible. And after the event, when we start to pick and choose which timepieces we’re going to need for the next year, we always prefer to look at some of the newer brands. Every man with money can buy a Rolex or Patek Philippe, but having an eye for emerging brands takes a horological connoisseur. ZZ Watches, a new Swiss brand, was launched only a few months ago, but is capturing our attention due to their very unique, new collections—the Tornade and Cyclone.
In both watch styles the dial is made up of two windows, one for hour and the other for minutes, set slightly off-kilter from each other, in a figure-eight pattern designed to give an “an allusion to the vortex of tornados and the whirlwind of cyclones.” With two bridges crossing the watch face and hours and minutes encircling each dial, the front makes for an impressive statement, while the inner mechanics can be seen through the navy blue tinted glass. Coming in a rose gold or steel casing with available diamond options, these watches are engraved with the brand’s double Z logo on the watch crown and are water resistant up to 100 meters. Each collection is available in limited numbered editions of 888 pieces and is available exclusively at the Colette shop in Paris.
Forbes released its annual list of the highest paid models on Monday and again, the results are not really surprising—there’s a reason these ladies are supermodels after all. Gisele Bündchen was in the lead of course, making more money than any other model by a staggering margin of $39 million.
Bridal season may be over but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few fall brides out there. Releasing her Fall 2014 campaign, Vera Wang captured the untraditional bride in a pretty unique way, with model Josephine Le Tutour looking wild and unkempt in her white gown.
You might be chatting with friends about the latest runway coats to hit Neiman’s, but autumn is still far away—far, far away. Okay, not that far, but there’s still another solid month of summer left and personally, we intend to soak up every last drop of the sunshine
There’s something sort of titillating about buying edgy, luxury jewelry. Spending a serious chunk of change on diamonds, pearls and timeless precious metals seems like a no-brainer; almost everyone has invested in gems at one point or another, but to invest the same into a thorny jade heart or twisted, spider-vine solitaire takes serious style.
Guys, you might be wondering what exactly a Rihanna fragrance is doing in your manly men’s section. And we don’t blame you. If Ryan Gosling was suddenly peddling a ladies fragrance we’d be hesitant too. (Okay, who are we kidding, we’d snatch that up in a heartbeat.)
It looks like Prabal Gurung isn’t the only designer jumping on the New York Fashion Week charity bandwagon. Oscar de la Renta has also joined up with IfOnly and is offering a VIP backstage experience for two. As one of the biggest designers at NYFW we doubt this offer will last long, but if you’re one of the lucky ones to snag it, there’s a serious A-list experience waiting for you. Two guests will get tickets to the exclusive, invite-only Spring 2015 runway show on September 9 in New York City. But before the show even beings, go backstage with the designer, models and beauty crew to watch them prep for the catwalk. Maybe you could even snag a few beauty tricks from the crew or style tips from the models! After the show, meet with de la Renta and enjoy a Q&A to find out all about his collection, inspiration or even how he takes his coffee.
Proceeds will go to New Yorkers for Children, a charity started in 1996 by former Commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services Nicholas Scoppetta, to supplement Children’s Services. Created to help welfare children in the community, NYFC has spent the last seventeen years trying to “make a difference in the lives of young people including college scholarships, tutoring programs, job training, and networking opportunities.” It’s estimated that each year the charity touches the lives of over 1,000 children in the New York area and now Oscar de la Renta is becoming a part of this philanthropic movement.
With fall looming around the corner our thoughts are begrudgingly turning to fall and all the transitional wear that we’re about to sport. Layering sweaters over sundresses or skirts with boots is the least of our concerns as this weird, in-between season can sometimes call for its own wardrobe.
We will be the first to admit we’ve featured quite a bit of jewelry on the site. Everything from emeralds fit for royalty to eco-friendly beach glass has graced our pages, as we clearly can’t get enough of glamorous bits and baubles.
When we play six degrees of Kevin Bacon separation in office, it usually leads to cool stories about how our uncle is best friends with Kurt Russell, or how we were pen pals with Kirsten Dunst through our mom’s childhood BFF.
It’s not easy to break into the world of fashion. You have to either be a celebrity, work at Vogue or become one of the world’s top bloggers before you can even think about getting an invite to sit front row at Fashion Week—and even then it’s likely Anna Wintour will snub you if she doesn’t like your shoes. But for this upcoming Fall 2015 New York Fashion Week, that’s all about to change. Prabal Gurung is partnering with IfOnly to offer insider access for two for a fully fashionable VIP experience. Two guests will have first access to the collection with an exclusive look on September 2, before it even hits the runway. A 30-minute Q&A can even be conducted with the designer in his personal showroom to find out all about his inspiration. Tickets to the runway show on September 6 will include early access to view the rehearsal as well as the live show and backstage access. Of course no VIP package is complete without some photo-ops and an invite to the after party.
Aside from previewing the collection and hanging out with Gurung in his showroom, where he’ll spill the details on his entire collection, the show will have you sitting next to some of the biggest names in the industry—not to mention all the hobnobbing you’ll get to do with A-list celebs at the after party. And everything is for a good cause as proceeds will benefit the Shikshya Foundation, a charity that provides education to underprivileged children in the designer’s home country of Nepal.
It’s not every day Condé Nast just up and cuts ties with their magazines, but this seems like it’s been a long time coming. With speculation flying for years that Lucky magazine was floundering and would either be scrapped completely or moved online, it looks like we’re finally getting our answers.
Anna Wintour is a tour de force. Editor-in-chief of American Vogue, artistic director at Condé Nast, trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the namesake of the Anna Wintour Costume Center and now the protagonist of her own musical. No, we’re not kidding—there will be an Anna Wintour musical.
Sure, it might be August and there are already whispers of which trends are coming out for Fall 2014, but we’re not giving up on summer just yet. There are still two solid months—okay a month and a half—of beachside fun to be had, so we’re not even close to storing away our sandals.
Swan princesses, snow queens and a bleeding, crazed Natalie Portman might be the images that come to mind with the mention of the word ballet. Fashion, not so much—unless of course we’re referencing Carrie Bradshaw’s pink tutu on Sex in the City.
We love lingerie. Well, strike that, we like the way it looks on Angels when they’re running around in big windswept corridors or posing on silky boudoir pillows—mostly because we hope that when we put on a pair of those panties we’ll suddenly look like Adrianna Lima. (Which we don’t.)
We’ll be completely honest here—we’re not big on used things. We prefer something shiny and bright that no one else has ever touched, let alone worn before. But our little rule doesn’t hold true for everything.
We’ve heard of robbers getting away with jewels, watches and luxury leather goods but this criminal escapade caught our attention as one of the first perfume heists we’ve heard of. Sometime during the night between July 31 and August 1, thieves hit the Rogerville shipping port in Oudalle, France and made off with a single container that held over €450,000 (approx. $601,972) worth of Hermès fragrance.
We can’t even count the times we’ve envied the sartorial collections of our favorite celebrities and trendsetters. In a perfect world we would own Eva Chen’s trendy accessories, Zooey Deschanel’s kitschy dresses and Alexa Chung’s—well—everything.
If we assume there is some truth to the saying “two are better than one” then we’re hitting the style jackpot with this fashion news. Kate Moss, who took on the role of contributing fashion editor for Vogue UK last October, hasn’t contributed much to the glossy aside from her name and a few high-fashion images
We admit, we rather like fashion campaign season. Seeing new images of supermodels decked out in our favorite designers’ duds is cause for every fashion lover to get just a little excited. The latest campaign to tickle our heartstrings (and likely our wallets come fall) is the Just Cavalli Fall/Winter 14/15 collection.
We love jewelry. No, that’s a bit of an understatement—we seriously adore jewelry. Gaudy costume pieces, delicate chains and blinding diamonds are absolute essentials in our wardrobe. So when we saw the large statement necklaces at Vilaiwan we couldn’t help but think that we needed those pieces, immediately.
If you weren't already familiar with where the JL offices are located, we happen to be in sunny San Diego. Which means a few things, not the least of which is that we are practically experts on sandals and flip-flops; we live in them year-round. So when someone offered us a really cute pair of "super comfy" Cambiami sandals to try, we did not have the highest hopes; but our fingers were certainly crossed.
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