Animal Style – Nothing quite brings some pop to your wardrobe like a well-placed animal print. Whether you are looking for a low-key accent like a pair of patterned sunglasses or a bold all-over dress, we have picked out seven stylish animal print looks that are truly statement pieces. Check out the full list below.
Illustrative Makeup – For its latest makeup collection, MAC is inspired by the late fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, who helped launch the careers of Jerry Hall, Marisa Berenson and Pat Cleveland. The trio of legendary models who made their mark in the 1970s, star in the campaign image where they all pose in disco-style gowns and gold sandals. The make-up and accessories line includes an eyeshadow, lipstick and blush palette.
Beach Ready – If you haven’t got a chance to go to the beach yet this summer, there is still time. Before you go though, make sure that you are looking your best. Check out our list of eight beach essentials for the perfect summer outing below ranging from swimwear to the perfect sunnies.
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.
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 September issues of fashion magazines are seen as the biggest issues of the year, with usually only the most A-list stars gracing the covers. This year, fashion glossies tapped actresses like Jennifer Lawrence, Zooey Deschanel and Blake Lively for their issues. On the model front, blonde bombshell Kate Upton nabs yet another cover. Check out the list of September issue stars for 2013 below courtesy of WWD.
The Passion of Rouge – Natalie Portman has been named as the new face of Dior’s “Rouge Dior” lipstick line. The actress is already the face of the Miss Dior fragrance and the “Diorskin Forever” cosmetics. Dior describes the lipstick as one of passion and power.
A photo of model Jean Shrimpton taken in 1963 (Bert Stern)
The Legacy of Stern – Well-known for shooting American Vogue in the 1950s and 1960s, American fashion photographer Bert Stern has passed away at the age of 83. Stern’s most famous work are his images of the iconic actress Marilyn Monroe, shot just six weeks before her death. His work has been influential to many contemporary photographers of today with its simple yet poignant style. See a retrospective of some of the legendary photographer’s work featuring Elizabeth Taylor, Kate Moss, Twiggy and more below.
There is always someone who wants to be the next Kate or Naomi, but despite what the movies tell us, becoming a model isn’t just about being tall and beautiful. It’s about having the uniqueness, talent and drive to back up those looks. In this article, we will give you some tips that will hopefully teach you how to be a model.
Image of Lancome x Alber Elbaz Color Design Palette
Beauty Calling – Lancome’s collaboration with Alber Elbaz has hit stores featuring a collection of eye color palettes, mascara and false eyelashes. You can buy products from the line which ranges from $29.00 upwards to $51.00 on Sephora, Selfridges and more.