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Rooney Mara versus Amber Heard: Which star wore the crop top best?


Rooney Mara Amber Heard Crop Top

Photography Courtesy of Neil Rasmus/ and Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

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Oh, crop tops! As one of the season’s biggest fashion staples, we’ve seen the crop top make appearances at music festivals, park hangs and red carpets galore. While some leading ladies find continual crop top success (Miley should get an award) others save the style for statement-making moments. Yesterday Amber Heard and Rooney Mara took their turns at the trend and both actresses sported spot-on crop top ensembles.

Rooney Mara opted for the bold look at a screening of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints in New York City. The risk factor was low for Mara, whose perfectly toned midriff was subtly displayed through the simple Calvin Klein ensemble. Mara kept her navy blue long sleeved crop top balanced with an equally dark minimalist pencil skirt. The outfit was topped off with a pair of Brian Atwood sandals in a matching shade of black. Mara pinned half her hair up and left the other half wavy, showing off its new longer length. Minimal eye make-up, bronzer and bold brows had Mara looking radiant. We like to think she topped off her look with a spray of her favourite Calvin Klein perfume.

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Lily Collins versus Bella Thorne: Who wore the palm tree-print best at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards?

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Teen Choice Awards 2013 Lily Collins Bella Thorne

Left: Photography by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic. Right: Photography by Jason Merritt/Getty Images.

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Fall may be creeping closer and closer, but at last night’s Teen Choice Awards, summer was still in style. And for Bella Thorne and Lily Collins, summer style was quite literal with their matching palm tree-print ensembles—a bright look that made us think of nothing but sunsets on the golden coast.

Disney starlet Bella Thorne is never shy when it comes to print-heavy outfits on the red carpet. For the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, Thorne was dressed in a two-piece outfit by Fausto Puglisi from the Resort 2014 collection. Read more »

Katy Perry vs. Rachel Bilson: Who wore cobalt blue best on the red carpet?

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Katy Perry Rachel Bilson blue

Left: Photography by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic. Right: Photography by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

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While summer cocktails keep us cool on the almost dog days of summer, cobalt blue trend is doing the same on the red carpet. The intoxicating shade has become quite a favourite this year, with Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift and Jessica Chastain counted amongst its A-list fans.

Conveniently for Katy Perry, cobalt blue also happens to be the favourite shade of The Smurfs, whose second animated film Smurfs 2 co-stars the singer herself. To promote the film, Perry’s been wearing nothing but the shade, which we think is pretty awesome. Dressed in head-toe-blue at the Los Angeles premiere over the weekend, Perry wore a dress by Tadashi Shoji from the Fall 2013 collection. With floral appliques on the bodice, the sleeveless dress also features a small bow belt and leather pleated skirt that falls past the knees. Matching her outfit, the songstress adds a pair of blue heels with a black bow accent by Pedro Garcia and sapphire crystal earrings by Swarovski. She finished off her look with pink lips, a matching pink manicure and with her hair styled in classic sixties waves.
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From the August 2013 issue: Get your first taste of fall’s fierce furs and animal prints in this photo shoot starring Alyssah Ali


FASHION Magazine August 2013 Alyssah Ali

Photography by Moo. Styled by George Antonopolous. Hair and makeup by Veronica Chu for Tresemmé Hair Care/M.A.C. Manicure by Leeanne Colley for Revlon/ Fashion assistant, Eliza Grossman.

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The dewy days of summer still have us hiking our hems. But fall is just around the corner, bringing reflective surfaces, severe contrasts and enough animal imagery to drive a girl wild. In this photo shoot from our August 2013 issue, model Alyssah Ali uses the setting of Toronto’s gritty underpasses and alleyways to show the urban jungle who’s boss.

Isla Fisher vs. Carey Mulligan: Who was best dressed at The Great Gatsby premiere?


Isla Fisher vs Carey Mulligan: The Great Gatsby Premiere

Photography by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

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Given all the high fashion hype surrounding The Great Gatsby, there was no doubt that the celebs that showed up to the film’s premiere last night in New York would look their very best. With an A-list that included not only Hollywood heavyweights (Jennifer Lawrence snuck in after the red carpet), but high-powered moguls as well (think Anna Wintour at one end, and Martha Stewart at the other), there were some serious looks, to say the least.

At the centre, was the film’s star, Carey Mulligan, who channeled none of her alter ego Daisy Buchanan in a sculpted strapless red midi dress by Lanvin and sky-high black Brian Atwood platform sandals. She completed the look with simple, but exquisite jewellery by Tiffany & Co., who, if you need a reminder, are heavily interwoven with the film.

Playing off her feminine side, current FASHION cover girl Isla Fisher stepped out in a floor-length floral gown by Dolce & Gabbana and a Roger Vivier clutch. Bringing a little bit old Hollywood to the carpet, Fisher finished off her look with her signature red hair swept to one side with red lipstick and cat eyeliner.
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See-through shoes, snake-print purses and woven wedges: 36 spring accessories that will warm up your wardrobe now


2013 Must Have Accessories

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If you’re looking to round out your Spring 2013 wardrobe before the thermometer hits a favourable temperature, we have some easy fixes and it’s all about accessories. From peekaboo panels on red leather purses to woven wedges, these on-trend pieces can complete any look.

For Spring 2013 we saw festival style take its place on the runways of Altuzarra and Band of Ousiders, so why not complete your Coachella packing with a woven bangle and wicker clutch? Sun-drenched raffia, wicker and straw are woven into wedges, stacked heels and shopping totes, signalling laid-back summer style. And if you’re not flocking to one of the many summer festivals and want to keep it basic, the new see-through trend is one that will keep you in the clear. Basic accessories have been redefined by giving oxford shoes plastic inserts and chunky heels on strappy sandals have been made see-through. These peekaboo plastic panels lend lightness to polished metallics and patent leathers. Read more »

True Blood’s Anna Paquin on art collecting, family plans and playing Sookie—plus her shopping picks for summer


Anna Paquin

By Elio Iannacci. Photographed by James White. Styled by Penny Lovell.

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You can learn a lot about an actress by the way she steps on set for a photo shoot. Some stars require the armour of an entourage; others need a personality-devoid space and monastic silence. Anna Paquin is unquestionably neither of the above. Upon arriving at L.A.’s Smashbox Studios on a scalding Saturday afternoon, the Winnipeg-born, New Zealand-raised actress introduces herself to the FASHION crew without hesitation. Serving up a warm, Kiwi-accented “Nice to meet you” to photographer James White—and his troop of all-guy assistants crushing on her—the 29-year-old talent does the rounds as if she were hosting a cocktail party. Of course, there is a reason for Paquin’s accelerated social skills. Having won an Oscar at the age of 11 for her performance in Jane Campion’s The Piano, Paquin has grown up with cameras and handshakes at every corner, starring in a mix of family pictures (Fly Away Home), blockbusters (X-Men), indie flicks (The Squid and the Whale) and, most recently, a ratings monster of a TV series called True Blood.

After changing into her favoured cover look—a Jackie Onassis-like Marc Jacobs dress trimmed with silver studs—Paquin dashes in front of the lens, occasionally cracking jokes and posing without any forced fabulousness. Her good humour remains intact long after the array of designer heels and baubles are put away and we are left alone to talk. Read more »

Fredericton It girl: Kristin MacDonald

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It girl | Kristin MacDonald

By day, Kristin MacDonald is the operations manager at a children’s activity centre. By night, the 27-year-old exercises a love of all things fashion through her blog, Doll Parade. She doesn’t mind the balancing act—in fact, balance is a factor in her personal style, which she documents daily on the site. Her look is a mélange of modern and vintage, high and low, classic and quirky—like Breton stripes with a big, bold necklace. She started experimenting with style at four years old. “I would make dresses for my mom from my blankets, brooches and extension cords,” she says. “I never understood why she wasn’t wearing them to functions.” With that early appreciation for the unconventional, it’s no surprise that she counts the late Alexander McQueen as a favourite designer. MacDonald says social media is brightening the spotlight on fashion in Fredericton, but not everyone is accustomed to her flamboyant attire. “There are still stares at the grocery store when I’m dressed for a day out,” she admits, “but you take those things in stride.”

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