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Why we love flankers: A tribute to these fleeting fragrant sideshows


fragrance flankers

Photography by Carlo Mendoza (Styling by Rei Briedis For

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When I was 14, a friend and her family picked me up to go to a play. When I got into the car, her normally reticent 18-year-old (and thus super-intriguing) brother said to me: “Wow, you smell amazing.” I had recently received my first bottle of Issey Miyake’s L’Eau d’Issey as a birthday request—I liked the idea of a watery smell and felt a Japanese designer was terribly sophisticated—and was taken with spraying it into the air above my head and twirling under the mist.

This encounter cemented my decades-long love for the ’90s classic (and for being told I smell great), during which time I collected many of the variations of it that came and went on the local department store counter like colourful siblings in town for a short visit. On a given day, I’d pick a version to match my mood: Summer of 2005 or 2008 if it was warm outside, A Drop of Cloud (2009) if I was feeling pensive, Fleur de Bois (2010) to cultivate a much-needed air of mystery. Somewhere along the way, I actually stopped wearing the original, since each new one offered what I loved about it along with a new and exciting twist. Read more »

What’s in your bag, Harley Viera-Newton?


Harley Viera Newton

Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani

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Last week, one of fashion’s coolest It girls took time out from spinning at Chanel, fronting a Gucci lookbook and collaborating with Dior Beauty to close Rudsak‘s 20th anniversary show during Toronto Fashion Week. A few hours before the show, we got to be ultimate creeps, rummaging inside her bag for daily go-tos. Amongst the items, we found the key to Viera-Newton’s signature look: long lasting beauty products. “Once I start DJing, I don’t really have time to touch up so whatever is on at the start has to stay on,” she said. Take note, working girls!

Top Fall 2014 Trends: 226 runway and street style photos of fashion month’s 10 biggest moments


Fall 2014 Trends

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Your first time at any international fashion week will teach you a valuable lesson: You need a fur. And not just any Margot Tenenbaum style granny hand-me-down. A fur so intricately patterned, multi-layered and artificially coloured, that it has to be designer. Given its place at the apex of the top Fall 2014 trends, you’d think recessionary times were long gone—it’s virtually everywhere, from a hyper colour mink at Altuzarra to a fluffy red dress at Prada. Wear it with caution or as Dior prescribes, dangle it over your arm like it’s no big d. Let the fur fly, scruples or otherwise.

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Quelle surprise! Dior gains Peter Philips, Chanel’s former makeup director


Peter Philips to Dior

Photography by Peter Stigter

Beauty editors’ polished mouths dropped to the floor this morning with the announcement of Dior’s new creative and image director. The reason behind this beauty world startle? It’s Peter Philips, the former creative director for Chanel cosmetics. From 2008 to 2013, Philips was responsible for some of the French powerhouse’s major beauty product innovations, including launching now-iconic nail polish shades (Particulière, Jade and Mimosa, to name a few) as well as Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour. And how can we forget the beauty feats he pulled off for Chanel’s runway shows? For Spring 2009, he tattooed models with pearls, chains and blossoms. In Fall 2012 he made us all reconsider our eyebrows with the debut of custom Chanel bejeweled brows, and the following year we were ready to break out the glitter after he lined the models’ eyes with elegant sequins. Read more »

Jennifer Lawrence swaps Dior for Tom Ford at Vanity Fair’s Oscars 2014 afterparty


Jennifer Lawrence Oscars 2014 Red Carpet Afterparty

Left: Photography by Kevin Mazur/WireImage. Right: Photography by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

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Although gravity may have gotten the best of her (again) at last nights Oscars, Jennifer Lawrence didn’t break a sweat on the red carpet looking breathtaking as ever. The starlet looked donned two contrasting yet equally jaw dropping on the red carpet during Hollywood’s biggest night.

As the current face of Christian Dior, it didn’t come as a surprise when the actress arrived dressed in a number by the fashion house. Lawrence arrived in a Dior Haute Couture red peplum gown accessorized with a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch and Brian Atwood pumps. Her jewellery game was certainly on point on the red carpet with a stunning diamond Neil Lane necklace that was draped along her back, reminiscent of last year’s winning Oscars red carpet look. With her blonde bob slicked back and quaffed to perfection, America’s sweetheart du jour was one of the many highlight looks on the red carpet.

For the Vanity Fair Oscars after party, Jlaw ditched her evening gown for a body-hugging and sexy mirror-embellished mini by Tom Ford. On the afterparty red carpet, Lawrence showed off the sheer back detailing of her dress, reportedly sans-underwear. With a bit of dark eye shadow and liner touch up, JLaw looked ready to go, every bit the vibrant 23-year-old.

We adored her Dior Haute couture but her Tom Ford sheer number was definitely game changer. Which was your of Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscars 2014 looks was your favourite?

Paris Fashion Week: Fall 2014′s top developing trends


Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014 Top 5 Trends

Photography by Peter Stigter

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Life in Paris slows over the weekend to allow for leisurely strolls and sipping coffees in corner cafés, but the shows must go on and fashion’s power players kept pace. Saturday and Sunday’s schedules included some of Paris’ most influential designers including Givenchy, Céline, Chloé and Kenzo. The city of lights’ brightest stars didn’t disappoint—here’s our update of the five hottest trends to come off the runways so far at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014:
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It’s all about the statement eye in Paris: 3 knock-out beauty looks from backstage at the Fall 2014 shows


Paris fashion week Fall 2014 beauty

Dries Van Noten and Lanvin photography by Peter Stigter; Dior photography via Instagram/allure_magazine

It’s all about the statement eye in Paris. Leading the charge—as usual—is Pat McGrath, whose latex-painted eye launched a thousand Instagrams from backstage at Dior this morning. If you’re as obsessed with glitter as we are, you know that the beauty at Dior is the place to be (hello, lover) and the two eye looks she created for Fall 2014 certainly surpassed our expectations.

The first was a shimmering assortment of “urban khaki” shades, applied heavily to the upper lid with just a trace trailing down from the inner eye. But the second look—the blue!—was the standout. According to Allure, McGrath traced the shape first with eyeliner, then applied latex makeup paint topped with a shimmer. Eyelashes were also painted with a matching blue mascara. This thick, vibrant-blue look makes us want to start mixing our own makeup mediums, pronto.

However, if bright blue glitter isn’t your thing, you can still get in on the statement eye trend with the looks from Dries Van Noten and Lanvin. Read more »

Rihanna looks insanely amazing, as always, at the Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014 shows


Rihanna Dior Fall 2014 Fashion Show Paris

Photography by PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

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There are some definite perks to being one of the world’s biggest superstars. Private birthday party weekend in Aspen? Check. New Year’s Eve celebrations with your bestie Cara Delevingne? Check. But perhaps the biggest perk of all, is getting to sit front and centre at the major fashion shows, obviously wearing all the latest designs too. Rihanna is one lucky girl, and has been out in Paris all week long, showing her support for her designers pals at shows like Lanvin—‘sup Alber Elbaz?—and Balmain, oh hey Olivier Rousteing!—in show stopping outfits.

At Lanvin’s Fall 2014 show, she opted for a head-to-toe look by the fashion house mixing black tapered trousers with a slate grey fluted jacket with soft pleats at the waistline, topped off by a camel fedora. The pièce de résistance, however, was the eye-catching wraparound grey fur stole worn horizontally across the chest—we smell a new trend. Read more »

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