Downtown Beauty – Following up the print advertisement, Calvin Klein releases a film for its new fragrance “Downtown Calvin Klein” starring Academy Award-nominated actress Rooney Mara. The dark-haired beauty is directed by David Fincher in a cinematic portrayal of a young and contemporary woman’s life. “DOWNTOWN Calvin Klein is a fragrance for women that live by their own rules,” says Catherine Walsh, Senior Vice President, American Fragrances, Coty Prestige.
Fashion is everywhere! It’s what makes the world go round. There used to be a time where you learned about fashion only in magazines, but that time is definitely over! With technology being at the forefront of everything, there are television shows that feature ways on how to bring out the fashion designer in you! Even if you’re not into watching TV for fashion tips, there are regular programs that will keep you on your fashion toes. Keeping up with all the best fashion shows can be tricky. Using DirecTV’s Genie service you can skip the waiting for your favorite show to come on and just make sure you record every episode you want to watch. Sign up for DirecTV using www.SaveOnTVDirect.com and save money on select packages. Here is a brief list of shows featuring hot fashions. You won’t have to look too hard to get your own outfit in order!
Catching Shade – Summer is here and that means it’s time to break out your sunglasses. Now, more than ever, there are more options and styles for eyewear. From those classic black frames to retro chic circles, see our list of ten different trends for summer shades below.
In the Garden – Blumarine’s diffusion line Blugirl goes for a youthful look with its fall 2013 campaign starring Jemma Baines. The Australian beauty poses in a garden setting with looks inspired by British it girls’ style such as Alexa Chung. Jemma models fur coats, lace-trimmed designs and flirty details including bows in the charming, outdoor shots.
Karl Lagerfeld x Tokidoki – Karl Lagerfeld’s latest capsule collection sees the designer get miniaturized with a selection of accessories, ready-to-wear and dolls made in collaboration with Japanese lifestyle brand Tokidoki. The German designer’s famed cat Choupette also makes an appearance with a doll named, Mr Choupette. “I am very flattered that I have become a ‘tokidoki,’” says Karl Lagerfeld. “I always loved them and I am very happy to be one of them.” The tokidoki x Karl Lagerfeld is available on Net a Porter and concept stores in Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris.
Love is in the Air – Burberry gets romantic with its fall 2013 campaign starring actress Sienna Miller and her fiance Tom Sturridge. The British lovers pose for Mario Testino in the classic Burberry trenches and eyewear looks. Photographed in black and white, Sienna and Tom show off some PDA with kisses and intimate touches.
Image: Jean Paul Gaultier in ad for Diet Coke
Designer Takedown – Another day, another designer drama. Last week, French designer Jean Paul Gaultier posted a letter to his Twitter in response to a review written by fashion critic Tim Blanks about his fall 2013 haute couture show, which included the following line, “A few outfits later, a ‘millefeuille de mousselines’ echoed Yves Saint Laurent’s way with color, as a reminder that Gaultier was once considered the one true heir to the throne of French fashion. But that was once upon a time, and that time has, sad to say, well and truly passed.”
Not one to remain silent on the matter, Gaultier took to his Twitter account to post a scathing open letter; the full letter can be read here but here is an excerpt, “In future (sic), rather than be bored at my shows, you can use that time to do something else, for example brush up on your fashion history so that you’ll know that ‘mille feuille de mousseline’ didn’t echo Saint Laurent, it was inspired by a Nina Ricci dress from 1967 in homage to Gerard Pipard who recently passed away.” Wow, talk about a reply!
The Women of Fall – After a preview last week, Prada has revealed its complete fall 2013 campaign featuring Amanda Murphy, Cameron Russell, Caroline de Maigret, Catherine McNeil, Christy Turlington, Fei Fei Sun, Freja Beha Erichsen, Kristine Froseth, Malaika Firth, Rachel Williams and Sophia Ahrens. The women were photographed in New York by Steven Meisel and embody the seductive nature of the autumn collection. Styled by Olvier Rizzo, the models wear slick hair and hyper-real complexions for a stark statement.
Watch this season’s official campaign film here.
Rihanna x River Island – For her second collaboration with UK retailer River Island, pop megastar Rihanna gets inspired by her own style for an 80s influenced collection featuring cool autumn style. The line includes denim leathers, metallic, tartan, simple tees and camouflage prints as well as bomber jackets. For accessories, the line offers beanies, cropped hoodies. The line ranges from £10 for the ‘Riri” Underwear to £200 for the embossed leather jackets.
Dreaming in Color – Vladimir Martí captures model and blogger Alba Galocha for our latest exclusive featuring dreamy summer fashions. The dark-haired beauty wears pastels from labels such as Sandro, Antik Batik and Bernhard Willhelm selected by stylist Debora Traite. For beauty, Alba dons tousled tresses and soft makeup courtesy of beauty artist Dani Rull.