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.
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.
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.
For years guys have been getting the short end of the stick when it came to shopping. The men’s department is smaller, the selection is limited and the customer perks like personal shoppers and stylists can be virtually nonexistent.
Even the best bosses in the world expect little more than a party, a few gifts and maybe a cake (ice cream cake if you’re feeling fancy). This was nowhere near the case for Net-A-Porter’s retiring CEO Mark Sebba. To say he received a hero’s send-off would be quite the understatement.
We love a good candle holder—um, bag—carrier, thing. Titles aside, we adore anything that’s small, multifunctional and will match our shoes. Luxury candle makers Cire Trudon joined with French leather experts laContrie, and have just launched a new fashion/home decor collaboration. For the premiere of a new scent, the brands have come together to create a cylindrical, leather handbag that fits perfectly around the new candle. The hand-crafted satchel will house Madeleine, a fragranced candle inspired by the cavalier and fencer with notes of iris, jasmine, rose and leather.
Establish in 1643, Cire Trudon has been the first name in French candles for centuries. Once gracing the halls of Versailles and later entering the imperial court under Napoleon, the brand now lights the homes and boudoirs of the well-polished. The brand has collaborated with French designers during every new fragrance release, and this month sees Madeleine launched in conjunction with laContrie’s Carousel bag. Inspired by vintage camera lens holders (which conveniently are the same shape as a candle), the bag can be used for traveling with any of your Cire Trudon candles or swapped out to carry your phone and a lipstick. Très chic!
The Carousel bag is available exclusively at Colette and is available in other colors on request.
There is something that we really love about ethically-derived, ecologically-friendly jewelry. Maybe it’s that there are limited resources or that it’s so much easier to buy a conflict-free diamond that not doing so makes us feel like bad people—our only issue is the selection can be sort of—limited.
The brands that supply hair extensions for those enviable celebrity locks are usually working silently behind the scenes, but JustLuxe cornered Karen Mitchell, who owns the booming hair extension company, True Indian Hair.
While we love a man in a suit, we get that not every guy wants to be dressed to the nines on a daily basis—hey, we’re fans of casual clothes too. For those days that lie somewhere between a donning a sports jacket and staying in your sweatpants, we love the designs at Thaddeus O’Neil.
Ladies who love beauty know that it can be hard enough toting around your cosmetic essentials, let alone finding a fashionable makeup bag that goes with your favorite Birkin. We love adding style with on-trend shades and patterns, but Lancôme is about to offer up a serious upgrade to an otherwise boring pouch.
While plus-sized models have been getting the short end of the stick since—well, basically forever—we were happy to hear that the lineup for this year’s Pirelli Calendar will include their first plus-sized model ever.
While we have no problem with Hollywood’s sexiest men fronting fragrance campaigns, we can imagine some guys might be put off by a bottle of cologne being sold by, let’s say, James Franco. If you’re a rugged gentleman with the gritty five o’clock shadow to match, the literary pretty-boy is not your spirit animal.
Vivienne Westwood’s granddaughter Cora Corre has just been signed to Next Model Management. The 16-year-old—whose grandmother is one of fashion’s most eccentric designers and whose mother, Serena Rees, co-founded Agent Provocateur—has been dabbling in fashion for years, but it looks like her career is about to take off.
Monday Hermès announced that their artistic director of womenswear, Christophe Lemaire, would be stepping down from his post in October to focus on his own label. While replacing Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton took some time, and Mulberry is still without a creative director, we were surprised to hear that just three days later, the first rumors were true.
We all love something sparkly on our fingers. Some adore small and dainty chains while others want to go big or go home—personally, we prefer the latter. A thin ring or small pendant is great for every day wear, but when we need to dazzle we want to enter with a bang
There are some fashion matches that are made in heaven, and Kate Moss and Stella McCartney are certainly one of them. Starring in the Stella McCartney Fall 14/15 campaign, this will mark the seventh time Moss has posed for the British designer.
For the ladies that have always wanted to match their nails to their Louboutins, this one is for you. Making his way into the cosmetic industry with Christian Louboutin Beauté, the designer of our favorite heels has just released a nail polish collection that consists of 30 shades, including the iconic red color, Rogue Louboutin.
This season Lanvin is making fashion a family affair. But rather than grabbing a mom and daughter duo like Jerry Hall and Georgia May Jagger, or sibling combination like Cara and Poppy Delevingne, the Parisian brand brought in supermodel Edie Campbell—and her entire family.
Despite Miami Swim Week causing us to swear off carbs forever and start planning our next juice cleanse in the middle of a runway show, it can be pretty fun. Mara Hoffman’s Swim Resort 2015 collection, had us thinking about running laps, but only so we could look this good in her phenomenal swimwear.
When most women think of reversible clothing it’s of hoodies, sweatpants, maybe that sparkle dress you had in middle school—and we’re right there with you. So when we heard of a brand that specializes in luxury reversible and convertible clothing we were quick to make assumptions.
Now that it’s the middle of summer all those mentions of a polar vortex are forgotten whispers in our head and all we want to do is lie on the beach and wallow in the warm sunlight. But with all those rays comes some much needed skincare.
Thanks to movies and television shows, most of us think we should be living the life of the Jetsons’ by now. But where’s our flying car? Our robot maid? And that awesome automatic beauty machine that Jane and Judy use to do their hair every morning?
When we think of post-apocalyptic, sci-fi societies, we tend to think of Mad Max or Blade Runner—where it’s a dog-eat-dog world of robot gangs and cool laser guns that blast out explosive beams of light.
You probably never imagined a Barbie this chic when you were a kid. While our favorite doll has been everything from a paleontologist to an astronaut (with a little modeling on the side), Barbie is getting a high fashion makeover by none other than Karl Lagerfeld.
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