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Proenza Schouler for M.A.C: An exclusive chat with Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez about the beauty collab

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Photography by Carlo Mendoza

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They say that youth is wasted on the young, but Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez haven’t frittered theirs away. In 2002, at only 23, they launched Proenza Schouler, which has gone global. But in spite of running one of the most coveted labels in the world, they retain an air of boyish charm.

Seated in a suite in London’s Claridge’s hotel, both are in rumpled clothes and sneakers: Hernandez’s are New Balance, McCollough’s are Adidas. They’re here to discuss their partnership with M.A.C, a brand that has paved the way for designer makeup collaborations—Alexander McQueen, Rodarte and Gareth Pugh are a few it’s teamed with. “We don’t even think of them as collaborations,” says James Gager, senior vice-president and group creative director. “My attitude is these are just people who are part of our brand.” Given that M.A.C has been the beauty sponsor for Proenza’s shows since 2008, it’s a wonder it didn’t happen sooner. Read more »


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

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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.

Jump to: FUR | SWEATER DRESSING | RED, PINK & ORANGE | STATEMENT OUTERWEAR | EMBELLISHMENT | OPTIC PRINTS | NOVELTY BAGS | DARK ROMANCE | ART | POINTY TOE HEELS
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Spring 2014 Must Haves: 3 instant updates that will bring your wardrobe into next season

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With spring hovering that much closer, it’s finally time to recharge those warm weather wardrobes (insert smiley face emoji here). This season, there are a few key pieces that will easily transform your look, and we’re here to make that transition as easy as 1, 2, 3.

A ‘90s revival on the runways breathed new life into the slipdress, making it the ultimate wardrobe essential layered under knits, with plaid and camo. Meanwhile, sex appeal was made hip with the advent of the side-slit leather skirt on runways like Proenza Schouler and Reed Krakoff. The long-favoured bomber jacket also reappeared on the runway this season, in satin and with transparent touches at Marc by Marc Jacobs and Dries Van Noten. So get ready to ditch all that heavy winter gear and consider these three as your must-have items to elevate your look this spring

Jump to: THE SLIPDRESS | THE SIDE-SLIT SKIRT | THE BOMBER JACKET
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Must-have backpacks: 17 of the best bets for this season’s throwback style

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No longer just for high schoolers, the backpack has undergone full fashion resurgence over the past few seasons. Its appeal is quite simple: it leaves you hands-free and perfectly in-line with fashion’s ongoing nineties fascination. Whether you need to schlep around your groceries or double fist two coffees, the backpack is a must-have for gals and guys on the go.

This season, everyone from Proenza Schouler to 3.1 Phillip Lim have created luxe versions of the style. And while the backpack has been making runway appearances since 2011 (lest we forget The Row’s alligator skin $34,000 take), some skeptics still deem it too junior. Haters would be directed to Chanel’s Spring 2014 collection, which featured a graffiti style canvas number already holding a waitlist demand.
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Spring Beauty 2014: 109 photos of the top trends and must-have products this season

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Photography: Runway by Peter Stigter; Product by Carlo Mendoza

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Ready to refresh your makeup bag? The beauty trends for Spring 2014 are all about colour, texture and letting your skin shine. Gone are last season’s moody berry shades, deep lips and velvet skin finishes. For Spring 2014, the top beauty trends include popsicle-orange lips, eyeshadows in every pastel shade under the sun and a whole lotta love for gold pigments. For those less inclined to pile on the product, good news: the no makeup makeup look is also trending this season. Read more »


Spring 2014 Accessories: 15 splurges we totally support

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Though we’re already ahead of our wants, currently coveting into Fall 2014 by way of fashion week, there’s a bright new season ahead and our shopping brains are already thinking bare legs and bright hues. To get you in the Spring 2014 shopping mood, we swiped 15 amazing buys just-added to e-tailers around the web. And while they sure are pricey, they’ll pay off in #OOTD spades all season long. Just think of the Instagrams!
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New York Fashion Week: Yesterday’s top Fall 2014 moments in 5 easy pieces

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Photography by Peter Stigter

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New York Fashion Week may be winding down, but the hits just keep on coming. Yesterday was another jam-packed day of Fall 2014 shows, distilled below in 5 easy hits.

Proenza Schouler
If entering the orange neon lit gallery space where the brand’s fall show took place was a bit jarring, I was immediately put at ease once the show began. A perfect blend of rad newness and Proenza signatures, the creamsicle-on-mint-on-cobalt layered pieces were so fun, yet so grown up in all their jacquard-weave structure.

Hugo Boss
Jason Wu debuted his first collection for German megabrand Hugo Boss yesterday to a stacked front row including Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Gerard Butler, Benedict Cumberbatch and Blue is the Warmest Colour star Adele Exarchopoulos. Elegant, understated and perfectly Boss, the clothes safely ensured his tenure for another season, while reimagining the house’s codes with Bauhaus embroidery, elongate silhouettes and a hint of red carpet-worthy shimmer.

Michael Kors
Easy beauty is what Michael Kors does best and yesterday’s beautiful showing was just what that was. Monochrome neutrals, chunky knits and subtle burnout dresses suited model favourites Karen Elson, Jacquetta Wheeler and Caroline Murphy to a T.

Reed Krakoff
This season’s cobalt trend suits Krakoff just fine, with the hue done best on tone-on-tone python patterned skirts and dresses. I think Reed Krakoff is really underrated which could be a matter of timing. Should he have risen to fame in the ’90s, we’d all be extolling his restraint, runway re-imaginations abound.

Elizabeth & James
Though just a tight selection of the brand’s easily sellable wares, yesterday’s presentation afforded me my first chance to gaze upon the Olsens and that was very exciting.


Allison Williams vs. Scarlett Johansson: Who wore black and white best?

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Simple and demure was the name of the game for two of Hollywood’s style mavens.  This past week, Allison Williams and Scarlett Johansson ditched the glitz and opted for a softer approach to dressing, sporting similarly casual black and white looks.

At the opening party for Diane Von Furstenberg’s “Journey of a Dress retrospective exhibition at the Wilshire May Building in Los Angeles (on through April 1, 2014), Williams went apropos in a signature DVF wrap. The dress featured a simple black top and contrasting flared black and white polka dot skirt, which she paired with white Jimmy Choo ankle-strap heels and ‘40s glamour girl curls.
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