Supermodels are back in a big way with famous faces like Christy Turlington, Kate Moss, and Cindy Crawford dominating ads and magazine covers once again, and new "It" girls like Kate Upton and Karlie Kloss poised to take over. The one thing every model has in common? Absurd soundbites about how rough modeling is. Kloss, a 21-year-old Victoria's Secret Angel has been extremely popular on the runways in recent seasons with her famous zombie walk, but she claims she's having a tough time casting for fashion week this time around. The reason she insists designers are cutting her from their lineups? "You are too famous," she told Vanity Fair in a recent interview, rolling her eyes. "No one will pay attention to the clothes." Poor thing. She's just too big of a name and too pretty that's she'll distract from the gorgeous gowns. How does she live with herself! But Kloss isn't the only beauty suffering from #modelproblems. Check out some other models with complaints we could only dream of. -Read More »from Why Modeling is so Hard, According to Models
- Babble.com | Fashion – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 12:46 PM EDT
Keeping up with fashion trends can make your head spin. It seems like every week brings something new that has me shaking my head in confusion. (Why yes, I am a 90-year-old woman at heart.) But there are also lots of very wearable and flattering trends out there that are absolutely worth the space in your closet. If you're struggling to decide whether or not to adopt a trend, I've rounded up 6 of them and evaluated each on staying power, wearability, and versatility.
-By Kayla Moncur
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- Lucky Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 12:38 PM EDT
by John JannuzziRead More »from Why Supporting Your Favorite Designers Should Never Involve a Jersey
Over the past few weeks, I've noticed a growing trend. I've seen it on the web, on the street and in my office. It's a trend I don't particularly care for and what's worse, cannot escape. In fact, this morning while I was thinking of how much I dislike said trend, an offender walked right in front of me. My usual eye roll kicked into gear at the sight-especially when I realized I'd probably be seeing this trend all over the fast-approaching fashion week.
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The trend I'm talking about is the designer jersey. A simple play on sports apparel that has a designer name and birth year on the back. Certainly, the idea is for anybody to show his or her support of a favored designer. It inevitably begs questions like: "Are you Team Jacobs or Philo?" You can shout out your allegiance to Azzedine Alaia, Alexander Wang or even the retired Martin Margiela, among others.
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By Neha Gandhi, Refinery29Read More »from Why Should Shoes HAVE to Be Sexy?
Moment of truth: The first time I saw Sofia Coppola wear ballet flats and a pretty dress on a red carpet, I did a not-so-little happy dance. And I got into a heated debate with my mother about whether or not it was appropriate for such a formal event. Eventually, even Mom came around. Sofia looked amazing, after all. In that moment, even though I would still continue to buy and covet impossibly high stiletto heels for a few more years, I knew things were changing.
A few years later, I worked for a very powerful, competent, stylish editor at Harper's Bazaar, who wore voluminous dresses and flats on an almost-daily basis. She affirmed what I had secretly always hoped: You don't have to be overtly sexy to feel sexy and exude confidence. And that's where my personal style ethos was born. Today, I only wear heels for job interviews and black-tie events (because you have to nod to certain social norms...). And I still delight in shopping for beautiful, wearable,
- Lucky Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 11:53 AM EDT
by Elana Fishman
Worldwide fascination with Kate Middleton's new baby may have temporarily overtaken the usual chatter about her outfit choices-but suffice it to say the fashion community still flips out whenever the Duchess of Cambridge steps out in something new (or, who are we kidding, in something she's worn before). To that end, Banana Republic's latest collaborative collection-with Middleton-beloved British brand Issa London-couldn't possibly have been better timed.
The line, shoppable starting today, is packed with nearly 40 pieces of clothing and accessories that combine BR's safari heritage with Issa's wrapped-and-draped silhouettes and clean lines. Among the accessibly-priced items on offer? Subtle, sophisticated animal prints, office-perfect cardigans-and, yes, a $130 version of Kate Middleton's famous sapphire-hued engagement dress. Click through to shop that sure-to-sell-out classic, plus eight others we think the Duchess herself would adore, in the slideshow-thenRead More »from The Nine Most Kate Middleton-Worthy Pieces from the Banana Republic Issa London Collaboration
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 11:23 AM EDT
by Fawnia Soo HooRead More »from Glamour Style Icon of the Week Diane Kruger Has ALWAYS Looked Amazing
Getty Images Over here at Glamour, we write about Diane Kruger pretty much on a regular basis. We can't help it because her inherently envelope-pushing and just-sexy-enough personal style just blows us away every.single.time. Her formal ballet training and early career as a high-fashion model explain her innate poise and big-time designer connections, but her sartorial skills just come naturally. So clearly, we need to crown Diane Kruger our Style Icon of the Week. And here's the fun part--let's scroll through her looks!
No awkward ingenue photos to start, Diane's just always looked amazing. Above, she is in 2002 at Cannes walking the red carpet for the Punch Drunk Love premiere. She's already confident enough to work a jewel-embellished Moroccan-style silk robe layered over an iridescent orange evening gown.
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Model Jessica Stam Loves Short Hair, Hates Wedge Sneakers, and Highly Recommends Mismatching Your EarringsBy Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 11:09 AM EDT
by Christina PerezRead More »from Model Jessica Stam Loves Short Hair, Hates Wedge Sneakers, and Highly Recommends Mismatching Your Earrings
Jessica Stam's decade-long career of catwalking and campaign-starring has included stints for just about every major fashion brand under the sun. The Canadian native and current New Yorker has worked for everyone from Karl Lagerfeld to Cover Girl. Now she's adding G-Shock to the list serving as an ambassador for the brand's Baby G watches. (For the record, Stam had a translucent baby blue Baby G back in the day.)
I caught up with the supermodel at the brand's big annual bash (where Eminem performed!) and found out what she's shopping for lately, how it feels to make drastic hair changes, her least-favorite fashion trends--and more.
What's on your shopping list for fall?
I want to flats--sneakers, actually. I need more sneakers.
Last thing you bought?
New jeans from Acne and Blk Dnm. High waisted with straight legs.
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Go-to summer outfit:
Jean shorts, T-shirt, and strappy sandals.
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 11:01 AM EDT
by Fawnia Soo HooRead More »from Miley Cyrus Wears a Hot Leather Dress for Date Night ... With Liam Hemsworth (Wait, so They're ON?)
Getty ImagesNot sure what's bigger Miley Cyrus news here: That she and on-and-always-rumored-off-again fiancé Liam Hemsworth walked the red carpet together for the first time in over a year or she's wearing an insanely hot leather dress by Proenza Schouler. The girl does love her summer leather.
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Miley was Liam's plus-one to the premiere of his upcoming film Paranoia--he's wearing BOSS if you're wondering--but she may have stolen a bit of his thunder. Or her fall-ready leather patchwork dress and summery accessories did.
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The detail on the dress is stunning--the black and red blocking contrast different size perforations and the python paneling brings it all together. Plus, the modest length and neckline temper the sizzle factor of leah-thuh, making a perfect blend of sultry and demure for date night. I also love how she made the fall texture summer-appropriate
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 10:50 AM EDT
by Fawnia Soo HooRead More »from Leather is the Perfect Summer-to-Fall Wardrobe Essential, According to Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus likes leather in July. We're officially into August, but let's be honest, fall fashion is top of mind right now. (How much do I want to go fall coat shopping in 80-degree weather?!) But it's still blazing hot out there, so transitional summer-to-fall pieces are essential for right now. And yes, there are Alexa Chung-recommended short suits and Heidi Klum-approved matching sleeveless top and pants-sets, but how about a texture that's major for fall, but totally doable for the tail end of summer, too. I'm talking about LEATHER.
Or there's the less wallet-busting, PETA-friendly vegan, er, poly leather, which is synthetically made, leatherlike material. Designers like music fan Joseph Altuzarra are embracing the fabric for fall as the imitation texture is easier to manipulate into intricately sexy designs. Whichever your preference, the look is definitely worth consideration. And, as a special treat, we have Ruthy Emsallem-Grode, the CEO of super-chic vegan-leather label Bailey 44, to talk us
- Refinery29 | Fashion – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 10:48 AM EDT
By Megan McIntyre, Refinery29Read More »from Got Acne? Then You Need to Get This Genius BB Cream
.Full disclosure: I've tried pretty much every BB cream on the market. I don't mean that figuratively - I mean I have literally slathered what feels like South Korea's entire gross national product of BB on my face at this point in my career. And yet, I've never come across a BB quite like this one from Osea.
The tint-free balm is a straight-up Blemish Balm (as opposed to a Beauty Balm), meaning it's targeted towards women who have oily, acneic skin. It combines a proprietary blend of three seaweeds, plus cypress, juniper, and rosemary essential oils. The resulting formula is antiseptic, reducing inflammation and preventing breakouts without drying out your skin.
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Now don't get me wrong: I love conventional BB creams. Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox has been my go-to for what feels like ages. But in the midst of hot-as-hell August, when my skin is all gross and clogged up from sweat, dirt, and the billion
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