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Exclusive: Your first look at Mulberry’s Fall 2014 ad campaign starring Cara Delevingne

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Photography by Tim Walker for Mulberry

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Brit fashion label Mulberry has released its Fall 2014 ad campaign starring Cara Delevingne and yet again, it thrills. Set against picturesque rolling hills, the ads feature Delevingne frolicking the Scottish Highlands with feathers, blades of wheat and all things heritage while modeling the label’s latest wares. Those wares include, most prominently, Cara’s eponymous bag, a backpack take on Mulberry’s Bayswater.

“Big space, fresh air, wind in the hair, away from it all… Mulberry is a brand that is at home in town and country and we wanted to capture that feeling,” said brand director Anne-Marie Verdin. Shot by Tim Walker with art direction by Ronnie Cooke Newhouse, the “off the beaten track” look has never seemed this chic.
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The perp behind the curtain: The long-awaited fall of American Apparel’s Dov Charney

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Oh, the stories I’ve heard about working at American Apparel. The “casting calls” instead of interviews; conference calls from Dov that felt figuratively endless, store visits from Dov that were literal handfuls; the employee discount that was almost always five-fingered; the mirrored table in the staff room that would have made Tony Montana proud. It’s the stories about American Apparel that have always been American Apparel’s most valued currency. The stories proved American Apparel was cool, hot, fun, funny, subversive, edgy, sexy, and if you had a problem with American Apparel then you were none of those things.

A very brief overview: The now 45-year-old Dov Charney founded American Apparel in 1991, a company with a slow burn masquerading as an overnight success. It took twelve years for Charney to move the company from wholesaling in Montreal to a vertically integrated retail empire, and by 2005 the company had produced over $200 million in revenue. Charney quickly became just as noticeable as the stores that were popping up everywhere, famous enough to have Fred Armisen play him on Saturday Night Live.

The stories about Dov Charney’s peculiar proclivities became rumours, and then the rumours became gossip, and then the gossip became fact, an inseparable truth from any other story on American Apparel. As the company grew and grew throughout the first decade of the millennium, Charney became legend, and not necessarily the bad, notorious kind; fawning profiles, like this 2000 one by Malcolm Gladwell, seemed charmed by a man so honestly leading his business by his boners. Business was booming despite—and maybe because of—these stories, so why fix what wasn’t broken?
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All new Louis Vuitton: The Fall 2014 ad campaign’s got Gainsbourg, Leibowitz, Weber and more

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Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 Ad-Campaign

Photography by Annie Leibowitz for Louis Vuitton

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Where Nicolas Ghesquiére goes, the rest follow. In the first campaign since assuming the role of creative director at Louis Vuitton, the designer has brought a group of fashion heavyweights to the label’s Fall 2014 advertising images, including Annie Leibowitz, Bruce Weber and Juergen Teller, to help him mold the label in his effortlessly French image. The photos, entitled “Series 1,” are the result of each photographer’s concept, showcasing Vuitton’s all new cool girl wares on the likes of Freja Beha Erichsen, Liya Kebede and Jean Campbell. At the centre of it all is Ghesquiére’s duo of influencers: Charlotte Gainsbourg and stylist Marie-Amelie Sauve, who previously helped him shape so much of Balenciaga’s aesthetic.
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Kendall Jenner strikes again as the face of Givenchy’s Fall 2014 ad campaign

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The fashion world just can’t get enough of Kendall Jennerus included. In just a few short months, she walked the runways at Marc Jacobs and Chanel, landed a spread in Vogue Paris and now has landed her first major fashion campaign as the star of Givenchy’s Fall 2014 ads. You go girl.

Alongside models Jamie Bochert, Mariacarla Boscono and New York It boy Peter Brant Jr, Jenner stuns in an austere shot by photography duo Mert & Marcus. The photo is full of furs, animal prints and leather with a hint of lingerie sending the sex appeal level off the charts, which isn’t entirely surprising given the photo duo’s expertise in sultry fashion images.
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Trash meets class in Jeremy Scott’s surprisingly elegant Moschino Fall 2014 ad campaign

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Moschino Fall 2014 Ad Campaign

Photography by Steven Meisel for Moschino

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Much has been said about Jeremy Scott’s wild Moschino debut collection, which hit the runway in a blaze of junk food glory earlier this year as part of Fall 2014 fashion week in Milan. Amongst the adjectives used to describe the McDonalds-inspired collection, “trashy,” “over-the-top” and maybe even “delicious” come to mind, but “elegant”? Probably not.

In the just-released ad campaign for the collection, Scott flips that right on its head, with a series of elegant photos starring Linda Evangelista, Stella Tennant, Saskia de Brauw, Carolyn Murphy, Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmerman as modern-day society swans in the trashy wares. Photographed by Steven Meisel and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, the black and white photos recall mid-nineties Peter Lindbergh while keeping it classy with boucle and Guido Paulo updos.
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Blake Lively, Beyoncé and Gucci: Chime for Change’s latest blockbuster event

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Blake Lively, Gucci designer Frida Gianni and Beyoncé shot by Kevin Mazur /Chime For Change/Getty Images for Gucci/Getty Images for Gucci

Last night, Blake Lively, acclaimed self-styler, fragrance face and our all time favorite Gossip girl joined co-founder Beyoncé in celebrating the first anniversary of Gucci’s Chime for Change. The campaign, which Beyoncé founded alongside Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini and actress Salma Hayek aims to benefit girls and women around the world in the areas of health, education and justice.

With Lively as the face of Gucci’s Premiere fragrance, she is helping to spread awareness of the campaign and is taking great pride in this new charitable endeavor—stylishly so, we might add in a mod-inspired Gucci mini dress she wore for last night’s event. The mustard yellow peek-a-boo dress turned the star into a sixties-studded dream, and was paired with sparkly gold Christian Louboutin stilettos. With a portion of the proceeds from the fragrance going toward Chime for Change and the opportunity for consumers to choose the cause they want to donate to, Blake notes that “[Gucci] is helping people understand where their money is going and giving them a real personal connection to it.”
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Google Glass is about to get fashionable thanks to Diane Von Furstenberg

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Good news for Google Glass enthusiasts: Diane Von Furstenberg has added wearable computer frames to her list of accessories. After a noteworthy year for the designer, with the 40th anniversary of her legendary wrap dress, the announcement of her new E! reality show, and the 5th annual DVF awards, she’s turning her love for the Glass into a limited-edition eyewear line, unveiling five new frames and eight new shades for the wearable tech.

This collaboration marks the first fashion partnership for Google, in an attempt to make the hands free headset more stylish. The line includes three eyeglass frames in brown, black and purple, and two sunglass frames, each featuring the DVF logo on the top right corner of the lenses. If Ray-Ban is popping into your head right now, that’s probably due to Google’s recent partnership with Luxottica, the company behind the more-stylish sunglass huts, Ray-Ban and Oakley.

But even with all the fashionable upgrades, will wearable technology ever really catch on? While analysts estimate the wearable consumer market to be worth $30 billion by 2018, some consumers see these gadgets more as “novelty than utility”, while others, feel like it just hasn’t caught their fancy yet- and that mostly comes down to cost and style. Either way, it’s up to you to decide. Available for purchase June 23rd on Net-A-Porter.com and Mr.Porter.com the DVF Google Glass collection will be unveiled today.


All the angles on Rihanna’s barely there CFDA outfit

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If you had any doubts that Rihanna is the fashion goddess of our time, look no further than last night’s CFDA Awards, where she went badder than ever in a barely there fishnet dress embellished with over 216,000 Swarovski crystals to accept the award for Fashion Icon of the Year. The outfit was no a doubt a big “eff you” to Instagram, who shut down her account last month after she posted a topless photo of herself on the cover of French fashion mag Lui. It was also a pretty ballin’ Sally Bowles moment, if Sally Bowles was a Never Nude flapper, ready for yet another closeup. “Fashion has always been my defense mechanism,” she said, during her acceptance speech. It’s been that for all of us fashion kids too, which is just one of the millions of reasons we love Rihanna so.

Some may see Rihanna’s CFDA outfit as just another in her near-flawless run of fashion moments, but what’s just one small step for BadGalRiri is one giant leap for fashion kind. This glittering, sugar-coated message to the Instagram establishment is in effect the ultimate slut shaming defence. (Stepping out in a faux fur stole emblazoned with the word “fear” is another brilliant one.)
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