Make Way for the Big Girls: Target is finally showing plus size fashionistas some love by rolling out Ava Viv- their first plus size in-house brand. The collection, which will be available in stores starting in February comes after a few months of aggravating its curvy customers by not offering larger sizes in the upcoming Lily Pulitzer collaboration in stores, and more head shaking shenanigans. The spring collection has 90 pieces in total ranging from sizes 14W to 26W- all co-signed by three plus size fashion bloggers Gabi Gregg, Nicolette Mason and Chasity Garner (who ironically threatened to boycott Target) and will hit the stores next month. To read more about the story and see the entire collection read here.
Rock Out With Your C*ck Out: Designer Rick "You Gon' Learn TaDay" Owens had tongues and ahem- other things- wagging when male models rocking his menswear Fall/Winter 2015 collection came stomping down the runway pantless and sans underwear. Owens, known for pushing fashion boundaries had this to say backstage after his show, "Nudity is the most simple and primal gesture. It packs a punch..."
No word yet on which one of your favorite rappers will be the first to be seen in the collection.
RIP Vince Camuto: Iconic shoe designer Vince Camuto passed away from cancer on last week and will be remembered for his contributions to the mid priced shoe range. The quiet shoe giant was one of the co-founders of Nine West, a business partner to Tory Burch and Jessica Simpson, and has collaborated with BCBG, Banana Republic and more companies. According to designer and long time friend, Tommy Hilfiger, Camuto was the master at making attractive and affordable shoes. A private service will be held in Greenwhich Village tomorrow.
When it comes to effortless personal style, Bianca Jagger was the originator. The Nicaragua- born former model and ex wife to Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger had the 70's on lock and managed to make the simplest pieces look elegant, stylish and fly as hell.
She was a fixture at the notorious but exclusive celeb discotheque, Studio 54 (even riding in on a white horse to celebrate her 30th birthday) and known for wearing the "It" designer of the time, Halston. She rocked menswear, various head pieces, capes, furs, deep plunging necklines, and was definitely a trend setter before her time. Also you HAVE to read this completely raw and very honest 1977 article with People magazine she did about her marriage to Mick.
What is your favorite Bianca J look?
It's official: Gucci has appointed Alessandro Michele as it's new creative director, succeeding Frida Giannini as head of the brand.
Francois-Henri Pinault, chief executive officer of Gucci-owner Kering SA, has approved the appointment of Michele stating on the company's website, "Alessandro Michele has.. qualities and the vision necessary to bring a new contemporary perspective to Gucci and lead the brand into an exciting new chapter."
This announcement comes literally days after Michele, a former accessories designer for the label, led a team to redesign the menswear collection at Gucci on Monday, due to Giannini's abrupt departure a month earlier than expected. The Italian luxury brand gave him the green light to change the entire production of Monday's presentation including the designs, the set and the models all done within five days of the show. Rumors have been circulating about Michele's possible takeover every since Giannini announced her exit last year.
Style.com fashion editor Tim Blanks said of the show, "The clothes here... felt rooted in a subcultural music scene...with the likes of Bobby Gillespie fearlessly carrying on the legacy of Mick 'n' Keef, wearing their girlfriends' chiffon and crepe, effortlessly easing snake hips into skinny trousers."
To read the rest of the review and see the full collection, please head over to style.com!
*All photos below are from style.com
Nobody does pop culture couture like Moschino designer Jeremy Scott (see this, this and this) and his first fragrance, Adidas for Jeremy Scott Eau de Toilette with frequent collaborator Adidas Originals is no different...
The unisex scent is in a bottle inspired by the Jeremy Scott x Adidas Originals Wings 2.0 he designed based on the winged sandal belonging to the Greek god Hermes. The perfume includes detachable wings, comes in a shoe box like package and sprays out the back of the heel. Only 10,000 bottles of the limited edition fragrance will be available February 1st.
Rappers may not take you seriously- but there is hope for you IG models after all lol! Fashion label Marc by Marc Jacobs recently released photos and a video from their spring 2015 campaign with a diverse cast of eleven Instagram models from around the world.
The campaign, shot by David Sims and styled by Katie Grand, features winners handpicked from over 100,000 entries that wannabe models uploaded to Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #castmemarc.
Not new to using social media, the Marc Jacobs brand also casted last fall's campaign this way and has let customers pay for merchandise through tweets before. IMG, Edward Enningful of 'W' mag and DKNY have all casted successful viral campaigns using social media, a trend in which I'm sure other fashion brands and labels will follow up with.
Congratulations to British model Jourdan Dunn for becoming the first "solo black model" on the cover of British Vogue in almost twelve years! Celebrities Beyonce and Rihanna appeared on the European cover in 2013 and 2011, but the last black model to appear on the cover alone was by Naomi Campbell, back in 2012. Dunn posed along with Rosie Huntington Whitely and Eden Clark in 2008.
Discovered when she was 15, Dunn quickly rose to the top of the industry walking and starring in campaigns for Calvin Klein, Balmain, DKNY, Topshop and YSL Beauty. Just last month she topped Forbes World's Highest-Paid Models of 2014 and revealed the images from the Mario Testino shot Burberry Spring/Summer 2015 ad campaign, co-starring Naomi Campbell.
The February issue of Vogue will be on the newstands this Friday.
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