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10 best buys from the summer designer sales including Kate’s engagement dress and more!

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Forget the pool — for the fashion folk, summer is a time for mega steals and deals! Some of the designer pieces that we salivated over during runway season have now hit the double or even triple discount level and now is the time to dive into sales. There are some great online specials currently being offered, like J.Crew’s Canada Day free shipping weekend (on through Monday, July 2, 2012) and eLUXE.com’s Spend and Save. To help wade through the actual purchasing madness though, we’ve selected a few of the best bets.

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Not all faux glows are created equal. Here’s our self tanning how-to guide to get you through summer the healthy way

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Self tanning How-to

By Malena Harbers

Today, it’s all about customizing your tan,” says skin-care expert Nichola Joss, who created a variety of caramel tones for models at the Spring 2012 shows of British designers such as Issa and House of Holland. Designed to work with the spirit of each collection, Joss’s handiwork illustrates the idea that one hue indeed does not fit all. By adding, omitting or changing the way you apply a product, you can create a completely different-looking tan. Here, we break down the shades.

SUN-KISSED

SUN-KISSED
Suntan equivalent:
A day out in the garden
Seen at: Roksanda Ilincic

MID-TONE

MID-TONE
Suntan equivalent:
A long-weekend at the cottage
Seen at: Erdem

HOLOGRAPHIC

HOLOGRAPHIC
Suntan equivalent:
A week in the Mediterranean
Seen at: House of Holland

BRONZE

BRONZE
Suntan equivalent:
Weeks of sun-worshipping in Brazil
Seen at: Issa

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A Kate Middleton for every city! Madame Tussaud reveals 4 wax Will and Kate replicas

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Photography by Ben Cawthra/LNP/Keystone Press

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The only thing better than one Kate Middleton is four Kate Middletons! Madame Tussaud’s has created wax works to be unveiled in London, New York, Amsterdam and Blackpool. Each figure cost £150,000 and required four months of work from sculptors, colour artists and hair stylists. Read more »


They said/We said: Oh the scandal! Jackie O’s famous bloody Chanel suit was in fact not…Chanel!

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Photography via Fashionista

There are a few outfits that have had a lasting impact on society. Kate Middleton’s blue Issa engagement dress, for example. Marilyn Monroe’s white dress in The Seven Year Itch. Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl halftime show costume. Okay, maybe not that last one.

Amongst that iconic list, the pink bouclé suit Jackie Kennedy wore the day her husband, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated (she famously refused to take off the bloodstained jacket), stands out. In fact, it was so iconic that Carine Roitfeld told Tim Blanks it was the first Chanel piece she recognized: “The first Chanel jacket that I saw–that I knew was Chanel–was on TV. It was on Mrs. Kennedy–the pink one.”

Sorry, Carine, but it looks like you “knew” wrong. Karl Lagerfeld quickly countered, saying it was a line-by-line fake. Wait, Jackie Kennedy wore fake Chanel?!

Well… not exactly. While the Kaiser seems to think Oleg Cassini made the line-by-line copy, consensus is it was actually tailored at the Chez Ninon dress shop in New York. Apparently, the store had received the OK from Chanel to copy the dress and used Chanel fabrics, buttons and patterns to make it.

It appears Kennedy wore the “knockoff” (though with Chanel’s approval, it probably can’t be classified as one) suit to show patriotism and support American clothiers. And considering all the fuss that was made when Michelle Obama wore Alexander McQueen (not American) to the Chinese State Dinner, we think we can understand why she went in that direction.

Either way, the iconic suit will be locked away in a vault in Maryland until 2103. Chanel or not, this is one piece of fashion history we’d love to have seen.
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LFW Diary: The dispatch from Temperley, Issa, Todd Lynn, and a roundup of Brit celebs who sat “frow”

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Anais Pouliot at Temperley London shot by Mike Marsland/WireImage

Day two of London Fashion Week was a day of literal show themes. First off was Moschino Cheap & Chic, showing in London for the first time—its “Make Up Your Life” Fall collection set in Portland Place (random factoid: this is near the Portland Hospital, where everyone from Victoria Beckham to Claudia Schiffer have given birth). Before the show, we were treated to cocktails and lemonade in the grand living room of a Georgian house; makeup chairs had also been set up to go along with the theme, though the Brit celebs I spotted—Nicola Roberts, Pixie Lott, and a pregnant Peaches Geldof—didn’t seem to take notice. Also present: Olivia Palermo.
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Kate Middleton style: Every single flawless look

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Kate Middleton Style

Kate Middleton style, from the beginning »

We present your complete guide to everything Kate Middleton/Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge/the Future Queen of England has worn since officially becoming destined for the throne. Since her first appearance alongside Prince William in a cobalt blue Issa wrap dress upon the announcement of their engagement; she’s wowed as the new heir to The People’s Princess throne. Like Diana before her, Kate’s got a way with fashion, which this time around has translated to the best high low mix we’ve ever seen on the celebrity front. Frequently mixing designer pieces with High Street one offs, Kate Middleton’s style is as synonymous with Alexander Mcqueen as it is Topshop. The Duchess is also known for introducing little (or at least lesser) known designer labels to the mainstream, making household names of Erdem, Christopher Kane, LK Bennett and Jenny Packham.

We’ve been following Kate through the stages of her wedding, her inaugural visit to North America (wassup!), and most recently, her pregnancy. It’s safe to say Kate Middleton style is a fixture of this here website, but hey, we don’t need to convince you. Fancy a gander at any and everything she’s outfitted herself in over the past 3 years? It’s all here! Just try to pick a favourite. We dare you.

Jump to: The Engagement Photos | The Wedding Photos | The Royals in Canada | The Royals in Los Angeles | The Diamond Jubilee | The 2012 London Olympics | The Diamond Jubilee | The Royal Trip to Southeast Asia | Royal Baby Bump Watch | The Royal Trip to Australia and New Zealand
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Fall 2011 preview: London

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Fall 2011 Preview London

View our favourite moments from the Fall 2011 London collections now »

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Fall 2011 preview: From New York to Paris, our fashion team shares their favourite moments from the Fall 2011 collections

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Fall 2011 Preview

Your all-access pass to the Fall 2011 collections—the gossip, new obsessions, parties, famous faces, and more.

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