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Top 10 Fashion Influencers of 2012: We count down the biggest and best moments from Raf to Rihanna and back again


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By Randi Bergman and Meredith Gillies

2012 has been quite the year. We’ve waited for Carly Rae Jepsen’s phone to ring since what feels like forever, we developed major girl crushes on Girls director/writer, Lena Dunham, and we felt like we’d never be as cool as Azealia Banks. Jepsen, Banks and Dunham may have rocked our worlds this year, but in the world of fashion, important things that have gone down too. There have been soaring highs, crashing lows, and shocking changes for celebrities, designers and even journalists.

Designer shifts at Balenciaga and Dior that are just a sampling of what seems like an endless list of fashion shakeups that went down over the past 12 months including Stefano Pilati and Hedi Slimane at Yves Saint Laurent, YSL becoming simple Saint Laurent Paris and more. And speaking of shakeups, Kristen Stewart’s rise from a teen queen to a heartbreaking fragrance face has been epic to say the least. So let’s look back, reflect, and count down together the events that made 2012 so real.

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Romeo Beckham stars in Burberry’s Spring 2013 campaign (plus: take a look back at the brand’s incredible video retrospective)


Romeo Beckham Burberry Spring 2013 Campaign

Photography by Mario Testino for Burberry Prorsum

As if it didn’t already, Burberry Prorsum has really been capturing our attention as of late. It started with a three-minute video that compiled the best moments of the British house’s year in 2012 and today, the Spring 2013 campaign has been released and Romeo Beckham (yes, the son of Victoria and David) stars in it alongside major British models like Cara Delevingne.

Romeo Beckham (we’ll call him Lil’ Romeo #2) has barely been on the earth for a decade and his first foray into modeling was captured by none other than Mario Testino—not a shabby start to what we assume will be a lengthy career. We’re hoping some behind the scenes footage from the Spring 2013 campaign shoot pops up in the year in review video that we hope will be released this time next year.
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Beauty Fix: How to do a faux bob, the best way to wear matte nail polish and other hair and makeup tips for the holiday season


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Every week we take on your questions about makeup, skincare, hair and more and provide all the answers. This week we’re helping you prep for the holiday season with hair and makeup tips that will take you from Hanukkah dinner to Christmas brunch to New Year’s Eve—and everything in between. We suggest a product that will virtually double your entire nail polish collection, reveal the best bright-blue eyeshadow and share a new hairstyle for that big night out. Have a question we haven’t answered? Email us at

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Period Drama: Annabelle Tsaboukas stars in this Winter Issue photo shoot inspired by Fall 2012’s ornate runway looks


FASHION Magazine Winter 2012 Photo Shoot Period Drama

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There’s an old-world charm to the season’s lace dresses, rich brocades and ornate filigree. On the many runways of Fall 2012, embellishment made its appearance—with intricate beading on suits at Louis Vuitton, brocade on party dresses at Dolce & Gabbana and shimmering jacquard pants at Marni amongst its best moments. We chose it as the starting point for our Winter 2012/13 Issue photo shoot starring Annabelle Tsaboukas, who was cast in the role of a modern-day Marie Antoinette. Get lost in the appliqué and make these luxe looks part of your own holiday story. Our behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot and shop-the-shoot picks will show you how.
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The Weekend To-Do: We’re bucking the Twilight trend with a dog fashion show, a Baroque-themed party and more sample sales


Weekend To Do November 16

Courtesy Art Gallery of Alberta

What do tacos, dogs and private shopping parties have in common? They’re all What’s On this weekend. Pick up a one-of-a-kind designer gift from Ikea, go for baroque in Edmonton, or take four-legged bff to a canine couture fashion show. Woof.

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Three’s a trend? Proenza Schouler is the latest to embrace seapunk


Proenza Schouler has gone digital and taken inspiration from the virtual online world, Second Life, in its latest fashion video. Second Life features simplistic graphics and an online alternate reality, which we’d now be willing to join if it means we could have all the Proenza.

The two-minute video made to promote four key looks from the Proenza Schouler Fall 2012 runway, features basic geometric graphics, a minimal techno song, and cyber dolphins (they are truly having a moment right now). The four avatar models are unaffected by gravity and dance, arch their backs, and twirl in the virtual world like super humans/cyber humans.

Proenza Schouler may be one of the first fashion houses to step away from the model-filled fashion videos like we’ve seen in the past, but currently, two dimensional graphics are filling the internet. Yesterday, we noted how Azealia Banks found a time machine back to 1995 where she danced in space and rode on dolphins in our first PC computer and Rihanna performed in front of a Windows ’96 screensaver.

However, the designer duo behind Proenza Schouler, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez’, interest in the Internet is not a new concept. Their Spring 2013 collection was inspired by Tumblr (where those epic pool graphics came from!) and now, they have created basic avatars to replace models. But really all they did is create a new world where everyone wants Proenza. Great…

Nicolas Ghesquière’s Balenciaga Top 10: A look back at the designer’s best and most influential collections


Nicolas Ghesquieres Balenciaga Top 10

Spring 2007, Spring 2008 and Fall 2007 shot by Peter Stigter

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As any entry-level fashion historian might know, clothing is as good a representation of what’s going on in the world as any. At a more micro level, its one of the best ways to chart changing aesthetics through time. What better proponent of so many of fashion’s most recent aesthetic shifts than Nicolas Ghesquière, creative director of Balenciaga, who announced today that after 15 years with the brand, he’d be stepping down. As someone who was so effected by Ghesquière’s genius while carving through my own fashion discovery (namely the one-two punch of Spring 2008 and Spring 2007), this news is real sucky. On the bright side, it’s a great time to look back at just how unbelievably influential Ghesquière was in starting so many recurring trends.
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Beauty magnified: Examining Lanvin’s strong yet simple Fall 2012 runway look

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Beauty magnified: Examining Lanvin’s strong yet simple Fall 2012 runway look

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Alber Elbaz celebrated his 10th anniversary at Lanvin with a collection for Fall 2012 that featured bold colour, feminine silhouettes and loads of embellishment. The Lanvin beauty team—which included hairstylist Guido Palau and makeup artist Pat McGrath—accented the look with thickly lined eyes and soft hair. The result was a strong yet simple look: complexions were clean and glowing, the hair had a subtle bend and mouths were lightly dabbed with lip balm. Pat McGrath made this beauty statement all about the eyes. Inspired by the idea of a pen and ink illustration, she drew an exaggerated black wing that covered the lid and extended out. Read on as we examine the runway look for Lanvin Fall 2012 in full, complete with tips, tricks and the five products you need to try the hair and makeup at home. Read more »

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