25 CHIC VALENTINE’S DAY 2016 GIFTS TO COVER EVERY STAGE OF A RELATIONSHIP

Writer:fashion Date:2016-2-4 18:19 Thursday Categories:Other Brands

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Model Gang for Spring 2016 Denim Campaign

Writer:fashion Date:2016-2-4 18:11 Thursday Categories:Fashion

What happens when you combine Topshop and a slew of talented young models in denim jeans? The British retailer, which seems to not get enough of this new generation of millennial models-on-the-rise, managed to bring back together the coolest model gang of all (modern) times for its new spring 2016 denim campaign.

Topshop Spring 2016 Denim Campaign

Now available for purchase both online and at bricks-and-mortar stores, the Topshop spring 2016 denim collection also greatly varies in wash, fabrics and styles, and will definitely make you feel the urge to go shopping. With its pieces running from £36 to £58 (circa $51 to $83), the collection’s campaign features a new addition, model Steffy Argelich, and the same eight-model squad Topshop employed for its holiday 2015 campaign, namely Bella Hadid (Gigi’s stunning sister, who’s definitely catching up with Gigi in terms of fame), Imaan Hammam, Grace Hartzel, Elle Richards (Keith Richards’ granddaughter), Malaika Firth, Aneta Pajak, Marga Esquivel and Sophia Ahrens.

Topshop’s creative director Kate Phelan, who was in charge of styling the campaign, particularly enjoyed working with the squad back in November, as it appeared clear that not only those eight beauties perfectly embodied Topshop’s true essence, but also Phelan herself had something bigger in mind for both them and the UK-based retailer: “Topshop is renowned for bringing new talent, fashion and experiences to its customers. We have cast a stellar line up to mark the start of the festive season, bringing together a group of girls we love. They’re stylish, socially engaged and fun; they are Topshop.”

Lensed by Giampaolo Sgura in London’s Bermondsey Studios, Topshop’s model squad radiates some clear grunge-inflected vibes, sporting nine distinct denim staples, all paired with leather jackets, streetstyle-approved flannels, pavement-hitting booties and total denim looks, flaunting basically all kinds of jeans you will see this upcoming season. From mom jeans to high-waisted skinnies, from classics to loose-fitting boyfriend jeans, from shredded jeans to short denim shorts, the Topshop spring 2016 denim lineup has it all indeed, including a new fancy addition modeled in the 9-image campaign by Gigi’s sister Bella – the Orson style jeans with mid-rise waist and concealed side zip that are basically meant to elongate any figure.

According to a press release, regarding the Topshop spring 2016 denim campaign Kate Phelan declared: “For the Spring Summer 2016 Denim campaign we have looked to this stylish and cool girl group once again, perfectly demonstrating how to inject individual style and mood to your jeans. The campaign highlights the versatility of TOPSHOP’s extensive denim range, proving that there is a perfect fit for every TOPSHOP girl.”

With jeans and t-shirts basically being the bread and butter of any springy wardrobe, we suggest looking at Topshop’s spring 2016 collection to make a sort of fashion investment, as it will be essentially impossible not to find the perfect pair of denim staples that will make any of you feel at ease and stylish at the same time.

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Alexander Wang Mini Lia Shoulder

Writer:fashion Date:2016-2-4 18:02 Thursday Categories:Other Brands

If small is beautiful then this Mini Lia Shoulder from Alexander Wang certainly fits the bill. Measuring a wee 17 cm across by 15 cm in height, this is as small as it gets with this American label. Available in Blush which just ups the ante fivefold when it comes to the cute factor, you can get it now via Net-A-Porter for GBP530, or aroundSGD1100 after conversion.

And while you’re deciding if you should get it in Blush or in Black (yes, that’s also another available colour you can’t ever go wrong with), don’t forget to check out the last legs of Net-A-Porter’s clearance sale that’s now up to 80% off. Really. 

Tags: Alexander Wang Mini Shoulder Lia

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Free People Unveils Its New Bridal Collection: “City Bride”

Writer:fashion Date:2016-1-28 10:34 Thursday Categories:Fashion

If you ever wished to go boho on the most important day of your romantic life, sit back and enjoy a cup of refreshing lemonade while we review Free People’s 2016 bridal collection consisting of dreamy wedding dresses! We all remember Free People’s last bridal collection called FP Ever After, and although our memories are still fresh (not even a year has passed since the happy occasion), we are equipped and ready for a new wedding gown lookbook called “City Bride” that’s already available for sale on the website. We can’t complain; the more, the merrier!

Free People 2016 Bridal Collection: “City Bride”

So, here’s what you should know about Free People’s new wedding dress collection.

1. No, It’s Not a Nightgown

The lookbook is called the “City Bride,” a very modern, urban, metropolitan name that would make us think the collection includes short stylish bridal dresses that won’t make any inconveniences on the subway. But no, it’s just not what Free People does, and our perception of a city might not be in tune with the brand’s boho vision.

Some of the designs could be worn like the most comfortable nightgown you’ll ever own, but resist your temptation; a wedding gown needs to get the attention it deserves. Loose fit, flowy silhouettes, the soft white fabric not caging your body… we’ve already started describing your perfect boho wedding; can you feel the excitement?

2. It’s Very Comfortable

We have no bullying intention, but the fact that some of the dresses could be worn like nightgowns actually speaks of the comfort of the designs (so take it as a compliment). It’s your wedding day, and you should live that day to the fullest.

A complicated dress might kill the mood, your movements, and eventually the day. So, if you’re into boho fashion, these bridal dresses are just what you need. You don’t believe us? Think again, what other brand would offer you to wear a jumpsuit to your own wedding? It can be your alternative for later into the party, but you’ll most certainly look fashionable in that.

3. It’s Soft, Simple and Chic

Minimalism is always trendy, and Free People’s designs are always loyal to the brand’s vision. Just like any other collection unveiled by this brand, “The City Bride” is very feminine and chic. Not overwhelmed with unnecessary details and trends, these dresses have captured the ideal recipe of simplicity and elegance.

And although Marine Deleeuw has done a great job by falling head to toe into boho chic, it’s the dresses that rule the shoot, not the model. No traditional wedding dress can look as graceful as the wedding separates. A full lace top matched with a skirt of a slight mermaid cut.

So, let the romance flow out of you and forget the traditions of the past. Build a new style and a new trend, because on that day, you are allowed to be happy just the way you want to.

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IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT, WOULD YOU SPEND $60,000 ON A BAG?

Writer:fashion Date:2016-1-28 10:32 Thursday Categories:Louis Vuitton

A couple months ago, we brought you news of Louis Vuitton’s most expensive women’s bag ever, but the brand has already eclipsed itself handily. An ombre crocodile version of the popular Louis Vuitton Capucines Bag will now set you back a cool $60,500, easily beating the $55,500 City Steamer.

Although third-party retailers tend to cap their own stock under $40,000, brands that have a clientele willing to spend more often stock special pieces that exceed that range in their own stores. $60,500 is the highest public listing I’ve ever seen from a brand online–Céline andChanel, for example, prompt shoppers to inquire privately in order to learn the prices of their most expensive items. That’s not the case for Vuitton, which brings us to today’s question.

If you were in a position to be buying $60,000 handbags, would you? At that level of wealth, you’d have plenty of money to make whatever charitable contributions you want, support any causes you like, have a number of beautiful homes, travel frequently–the expenditure wouldn’t put a dent in what you can spend in other areas of your life. It’s more a question of interest and personal limits: would you enjoy having a bag like this enough to justify in your own mind the price difference versus the regular leather version?

You can get more info on the bag (which is hand-dyed to achieve a unique range of color on every piece) via Louis Vuitton.

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La Perla Announces First Creative Director: Pedro Lourenço

Writer:fashion Date:2016-1-28 10:30 Thursday Categories:Fashion

Luxury Italian label La Perla has never really had a proper creative director, until now.Pedro Lourenço was named to La Perla’s creative director position on Tuesday, and is filling Emiliano Rinaldi’s position, as he left the label back in June of 2015 in a move to make way for the company to transition into a role as a global lifestyle brand. La Perla is most well known for its lingerie, but also produces beachwear, sleepwear, loungewear, accessories, menswear lines, and an Atelier collection, which is annually shown at Paris Couture Week.

La Perla Announces First Creative Director: Pedro Lourenço

The Brazilian designer will be in charge of taking the already stunning lingerie and other products and finding a way to expand the brand, beginning with his first collection for the brand, set to walk the catwalk next month for fall 2016 at Milan Fashion Week. Lourenço will still be at the helm of his own eponymous label, and now he is adding on the additional responsibilities of all the different lines and product types of La Perla, a brand, which he holds in high regard.

“I am fascinated by the early days of the brand: a small atelier focusing on corsetry made to the highest standards and designed to enhance the beauty of women,” Lourenço said in a statement. “[La Perla’s] founder, Ada Masotti, a visionary woman, was aware of the fact that fashion was constantly being revolutionized and lingerie had to change with it. In her universe, modernity walked hand-in-hand with femininity, and functionality did not preclude creativity. She changed the way the world thinks of lingerie. I am amazed by the philosophy she created and I want to bring it back today.”

It seems the additional tasks at hand don’t strike the designer as daunting, and as the designer has formerly maintained positions with Lanvin and Giambattista Valli, he knows what to look for in a successful, large-scale brand. And adding in his work with his own label, we hope to see some of his personal design aesthetic tossed in, such as his trademark innovation and use of graphic detailing and visual effects. He exudes a sense of motivated excitement to carry on the legacy of La Perla, and executives at the lingerie label agree that this partnership will only further its success.

“The talent, style, and creative maturity of Pedro Lourenço are the reasons of our choice. His approach and style relate to our founding values and reflect the path overtaken by the brand in the last two years,” said Silvio Scaglia, chairman of La Perla. “La Perla, together with Pedro Lourenço, will blur the boundaries between lingerie, beachwear, and outerwear, extending its natural focus on sensuality, elegance, and preciousness.”

Aside from continuing on the expected elegance of the garments, the task of creating a global and lifestyle brand from La Perla may be the most trying of tasks for Pedro Lourenço. But even this might not be so hard for the designer, as the brand already has an exceptional basis with its “Extended Intimacy,” which blurs the lines between lingerie and daywear. This concept was first introduced in the La Perla’s spring 2016 campaign, and will likely continue to be a high fashion hit as the brand expands. There’s no debate as to the potential of the brand to conform to the desired parameters, but the journey to get there will be exciting for those involved, and for us onlookers as well.

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