Monthly Archives: August 2012

Keeping it above the knee: Nicola Finetti resort

August 31, 2012
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Keeping it above the knee: Nicola Finetti resort

Nicola Finetti’s core offering of pretty above the knee cocktail dresses never moves too far off course – which says something for the success of his long serving aesthetic. Resort 2013 works in fresh floral prints and classic ivory whites atop full skirts, petal hems, and the occasional peplum. If anything feels a departure...

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Coffins and candelabra make for a grim but gorgeous shoot

August 31, 2012
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Coffins and candelabra make for a grim but gorgeous shoot

Ravens, coffins, candelabra… If we had to hazard a guess, Koray Parlak’s latest shoot is channeling fall 2012 fashion‘s love of the Gothic, awakening dark thoughts and reminiscing on grim childhood tales in the process. The blonde milkmaid braids and graphic white-on-black eyemakeup – matched with deep red lips – are brooding evil queen...

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How to get grungy post-party hair – without the hangover

August 31, 2012
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How to get grungy post-party hair – without the hangover

When asked about her inspiration for her fall 2012 collection, Jill Stuart explained that it came from women who have a very nonchalant attitude when it comes to fashion. The result was a collection that was feminine, modern and sexy. While we gawked at the beautiful clothes, we still couldn’t help but noticed the...

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Rebel Belles: Outlaw Beauty On The Big Screen

August 31, 2012
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Rebel Belles: Outlaw Beauty On The Big Screen

Beauty Insider August 31, 2012  12:54 pm Jessica Chastain, indie movie darling and newly named face of YSL’s Manifesto fragrance, is a burlesque dancer-turned-femmefatale in John Hillcoat’s Lawless. While it’s the men—Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, and Jason Clark specifically—that are pictured flouting order, disobeying authority, and courting trouble (hence the title) in this newfangled western,...

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Beauty And The Beat: Marina Diamandis Is Electra Heart

August 31, 2012
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Beauty And The Beat: Marina Diamandis Is Electra Heart

Beauty And The Beat August 31, 2012  12:12 pm Fans of Marina Diamandis—a.k.a. Marina and the Diamonds—were in for a shock when the British singer returned with her sophomore album, Electra Heart. It wasn’t just the songs, recorded with big-name producers and bearing all the electro-pop sheen of big hits, that marked an evolution; it...

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Margaret Thatcher power suits go under the hammer

August 31, 2012
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Margaret Thatcher power suits go under the hammer

LONDON (Reuters) – Seven suits worn by Britain’s first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher before she took up office will go on sale for up to 1,500 pounds each on Monday. A bright turquoise ensemble she wore on the day she was elected leader of the Conservative Party in February 1975 and a striking...

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Anja Konstantinova brightens up Melbourne for RMK

August 30, 2012
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Anja Konstantinova brightens up Melbourne for RMK

Melbournians will immediately feel at home in the world of RMK’s latest campaign: the graffitied laneways and sunlight rooftop of Madame Brussels are so recognisable you can’t miss them. In the footwear brand’s spring / summer 2012/13 campaign, model Anja Konstantinova looks quite at home. Peter Simon Phillips’ styling switches easily between the two...

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Gisele and horses for David Yurman: the pictures

August 30, 2012
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Gisele and horses for David Yurman: the pictures

Remember Gisele’s video campaign for David Yurman featuring all your favourite horses-on-the-beach cliches? Well the photographic campaign has the same properties of being conceptually nothing new, and yet beautiful all the same. Peter Lindbergh has a way of capturing beauty that’s best without the sparkle, so his black and white images of Gisele –...

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Maestro, If You Please

August 30, 2012
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Maestro, If You Please

The Stock List August 30, 2012  6:18 pm If there’s one thing you can say about the R&D geniuses at Giorgio Armani Beauty, it’s that they make one hell of a foundation. Its Luminous Silk Foundation has become the skin-enhancing gold standard since it launched ten years ago, as its lightweight, silky fluid formula imparts...

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Wigging Out

August 30, 2012
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Wigging Out

Behind The Tear Sheet August 30, 2012  3:44 pm As Elizabeth Olsen’s new spread for Bullett magazine continues to blow up the blogosphere, making the starlet’s bubble-gum pink, bluntly-trimmed wig today’s topic of conversation, we’re going to skip the “what do you think of the color” questions and cut right to the chase: Does anyone...

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