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The Wizard of Oz is coming to a fashion week near you!


Wizard of Oz Fashion Week

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For all you Wizard of Oz Mega Fans, September 4, 2014 is a date you are going to want to mark in your calendars. The film’s leading ladies will be transformed high-fashion-style for the film’s 75th Anniversary. Inspired by Dorothy, Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West (we know, we can hardly contain ourselves) Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The Wizard of Oz have teamed with US-based Tonner Doll Collection, plus various designers to create one-of-a-kind 22-inch couture dolls. If you’ve ever thought a green, warty witch couldn’t be glamorous, you’d better think again.

The Wizard of Oz has influenced fashion for decades, from Louis Vuitton’s Follow the Yellow Brick Road-esque dress to Christopher Kane’s rainbow dress of Spring ’14 to Kate Spade gingham pants, the list is endless. But never before have we seen something like this- a heap of our favorite designers re-imagining one of the most popular films of all time! The fashion and costume designers modernizing the looks of the celebrated characters include Trina Turk, Donna Karan, BCBG Max Azria, Chris Benz, Jenny Packham, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Lyn Paolo, and Anna Sui- and if the sketches are any indication, this doll collection just may be as covetable as Dorothy’s ruby red slippers themselves. Using elements from the movie, such as Dorothy’s gingham pinafore and the infamous (however, essential) tornado, the designers combined some of today’s greatest styles, including a peplum jumpsuit and eclecticism, into the sketches.
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Billboard Music Awards 2014: The top 5 best dressed on the red carpet


Billboard Music Awards 2014 Red Carpet

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On Sunday night, the Billboard Music Awards 2014 saw some of the world’s biggest music celebs all together in full star-studded force at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Some viewers were interested in who was taking home the top music prizes of the night, but we were more excited for the pre-show red carpet, as always.

Jennifer Lopez tops our list, flaunting her toned legs in a red sheer Donna Karan gown that gave us major JLo circa 2000 Grammys vibes. Doing the same shade justice, Iggy Azalea went uncharacteristically conservative in an elegant Zuhair Murad gown and subtle makeup.
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Met Gala 2014: The 54 best dressed on last night’s epic red carpet


Met Gala 2014 Red Carpet

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If reports about Anna Wintour wanting this year’s Met Gala to be more exclusive were true, they certainly did not apply to the A-list. Last night’s red carpet was stacked (and we mean stacked) with just about everyone from the recluse to rising star. Surely, it had something to do with the fact that last night was the inaugural Met Gala celebrating the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renamed Anna Wintour Costume Center. Maybe too, it was just like the rest of us have been trained to understand: The Met Gala is not to be missed.

Honouring oft-forgotten American couturier Charles James, last night’s event was all about 1950s glamour. Its “white tie” guest-list prompted gents like Johnny Depp and Kanye West to wear tails, Zoe Saldana to wear a recreated Michael Kors bustle and both Taylor Swift and Sarah Jessica Parker to take to the stairs with over-the-top Oscar de la Renta trains. Unlike the sometimes cookie cutter Oscars, the Met Gala is a time to break out some real steez and red carpet queen Lupita Nyong’o did just that in a flapper-inspired feathered Prada dress. Perhaps more Poiret than James, the dress made for some serious chatter from both the “for” and “against” camps. Fellow red carpet queen (and queen of life, truly) Rihanna went anti-theme in a sexy stomach-baring Stella McCartney dress which killed, as usual.
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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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Backstage beauty sneak peek: 5 of the best new products used at the Fall 2014 shows


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Left: Donna Karan photography by Peter Stigter; Right: 3.1 Phillip Lim photography courtesy Nars

One of the best things about going backstage at New York fashion week is seeing what the top makeup artists and hairstylists are using in their kits. It’s often a sneak peek at products not yet on shelves, or uncommon tools they’ve found on their travels. Here, five of the best products we’ve spied backstage this week at the Fall 2013 shows: Read more »

New York Fashion Week: The top 5 colour trends for Fall 2014 so far


New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 colour

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Just before New York Fashion Week, Pantone released its forecast for Fall 2014, citing “Radiant Orchid,” “Mauve Mist” and “Aurora Red” as some of the top hits. Well, yup. From ball gowns to the avant-garde, designers have kept their hues in check this season, using a pretty strikingly clear palette from which to create. Here are some of the standouts, Pantone-approved or otherwise:
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Katie Holmes vs. Anna Kendrick: Which sweetheart star was best dressed in the front row at NYFW?



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While our street style shots have captured an abundance of colour on the streets of New York, it seems that all-black is the dominant trend in the celebrity-filled front row. Case in point: Katie Holmes and Anna Kendrick. Holmes has been working the NYFW circuit for a few years now, whereas Kendrick is quickly becoming a front row staple at this season’s shows. While they have yet to sit side by side , their style is certainly in tandem.

At last night’s Donna Karan Fall 2014 show—which was also the label’s 30th anniversary—Katie Holmes switched up her usually demure style with a sexy black Donna Karan outfit. Comprised of a fitted leather bodice and flowing, sheer black skirt it was a departure from the city-casual looks she’s become known for. (Speaking of, her Holmes and Yang label doesn’t seem to be showing this season. Hmm.) The actress kept her hair simple with a tousled, natural wave and her makeup was at a minimum—very much in line with her campaign looks for Bobbi Brown. While Suri would have been an excellent addition to her outfit, Holmes looked like she was enjoying her solo night out and spent much of the show chatting with British singer Rita Ora.

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From the October 2013 issue: We explore this season’s coat trends with an experimental photo shoot

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October 2013 Coat Photo Shoot

Photographed by Gabor Jurina. Styled by George Antonopoulos. Hair by Cody Alain foré Hair Care. Makeup by Simone Otis for Fresh Cosmetics. Manicure by Melissa Forrest for Hansen. Fashion assistant, Eliza Grossman.

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Covering up for the cold has never been more exciting or provided more options. Just take a cue from our October 2013 issue which explores Fall 2013′s many coat translations from big and boxy to textured, mannish and beyond. There’s a coat for everyone this season, just pick your poison.
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