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BANDE DES QUATRES Unisex Collection Offers Earrings, Necklaces and More

Earrings For Couples: The Latest Accessory Trend

Boyfriend jeans, an oversize sweatshirt, a pair of socks now and again (if they fit!) — sometimes sharing your fashion favorites with your partner or bestie is fun, but what about your accessories? Your earrings?

This season, Montreal-meets-New-York brand BANDE DES QUATRES pushes gender boundaries with Minimalists IV, a collection of less-is-more inspired jewelry and accessories, including earrings, necklaces and more for men and women. (more…)

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Lindsay Ellingson’s Makeup Line Is Coming This Spring

Every model needs a side hustle and Lindsay Ellingson is going to make hers cosmetics. The Victoria’s Secret model has announced that she’s launching Wander Beauty, a cosmetics line inspired by her many travels. 

The collection, which drops in April, will be available through QVC, with a range of lipsticks, eyeshadows, eyeliner pens, mascara, highlighters and more. The brand will kick off with the release of a dual blush and highlighter stick, which Ellingson says can also work for your lips.

We imagine the range will also include a sweet selection of tropical and vibrant colors. Ellingson is no stranger to swimsuit shoots on the beach, and we bet that as a Victoria’s Secret model, many of her travels include locations with white sand and turquoise waters.  (more…)

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MAC Teams Up with Milliner Philip Treacy for New Collection



Beloved Irish milliner Philip Treacy will be launching a collection with MAC Cosmetics in April. “Makeup…enhances the features. Which is what hats are about,” said Treacy to WWD. “It’s a painless surgery.” This is not the first time that the London-based designer has worked with the cosmetics giant and this time the collection will focus on three color palette.

Details are yet to be revealed but the makeup palettes are inspired by Treacy’s hats: Metallic by an Art Deco silver headpiece, Colorful by a feathered pink one, and Gothic from a black lace mask. The “Turner-esque” and “Night-out-in-Santorini” inspired campaign was photographed by Sølve Sundsbø and the images were created by the milliner and a team of MAC makeup artists.

The collection will be available in April and other products include two Pro Longwear Paint Pots, two highlighter powders, three lipsticks, three Fluid eyeliners and a mascara.

[via WWD]

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NYC Is Building a New Fashion Center in Brooklyn

Image: Getty

Image: Getty

These days, it seems Brooklyn warehouses are simply turning into homes for wealthy New York transplants or venues for enormous hipster raves. But the fashion industry is looking to make at least one of these spaces more functional. New York City has just announced plans to invest $3.5 million in a location called the Manufacturing Innovation Hub for Apparel, Textiles & Wearable Tech. 

The center will be located in Sunset Park’s Liberty View Industrial Plaza and aims to encourage growth for New York City designers, as well as bolster the fashion manufacturing industry in the area. The 110,000-square-foot location will be home to about 50 designers and approximately 20 to 30 businesses. The hope is that by bringing in a diverse group of fashion and tech companies, it will encourage them to work together and foster creativity and innovation which, ultimately, is good for the city’s economy. The Hub will contain a diverse grouping of spaces; WWD notes there will be classrooms, workspaces for designers, manufacturing units, storage space and more. 

The Hub is expected to create about 300 jobs and will hopefully spark collaboration between designers and tech, further expanding the growing wearables market. 

Construction on the site is supposed to start once Fashion Week is over in February and the facility should be open by 2016.

[via WWD]

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Madonna’s Versace Ad Campaign Is Too Photoshopped for Our Liking (Forum Buzz)

Are the Spring 2015 campaigns set to become predictable? Abbey Lee Kershaw stars in Hugo Boss, Gisele Bündchen was spotted shooting the Chanel campaign and now Madonna (who can still be found topless inside and on the cover of Interview‘s December issue) has landed the latest Versace campaign. The “Like A Virgin” singer stood once again before the lens of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for the brand’s new Spring 2015 ads, which were unveiled earlier today. A departure from Madonna’s racy Interview spread, the ads were photographed in a simple studio setting with some dynamic posing from the 56-year-old music icon.

Ad Campaign Versace Spring 2015 Madonna


Like a moth to a flame, our forum members were quick to give us their opinions on the first campaign images. “Lame,I wish it was in color. It would be nice to see the colorful crystal mesh dresses and skirts in color,” noted VersaceVixen009.

“Simply unappealing. I don’t even know what else to add…” commented an almost speechless MyNameIs.

“The worst campaign for Versace with Madonna, too much Photoshop and the facial expression looks so strange,” proclaimed testinofan.

Another forum member not feeling it was Benn98, who expressed, “Such a stunning collection, don’t know why Madonna had to front it! Anna or Lara would have been way better for this. I was hoping for color.”

“I guess it makes it easier to Photoshop and retouch in black and white?” questioned khyrk.

Flashbang changed the mood of the thread entirely when he posted, “I’m glad that Donatella chose her. She can make those clothes [come] alive waaay better than most working models right now.”

“Slaying like I knew she would, and for the fourth time,” shared a more than satisfied mepps.

Are you a fan of Madonna’s fourth Versace advertising campaign? Check out some more shots inside the thread and share your opinion with us here.

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Model Valerija Kelava on Vogue Italia’s December Cover Makes Our Year! (Forum Buzz)

Forum members inside the Cover Rumor Thread were anticipating the release of Vogue Italia’s December issue. Just a few days late, and it was worth the wait. Jamie Bochert and Valerija Kelava were captured by Steven Meisel and styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé for both the cover shot and main cover story — and our forum members are delighted with the results.

Vogue Italia December 2014 Steven Meisel


“Kidding me… Valerija? Happy to see her, a change from the endless new faces he uses over and over again. The cover is also quite lovely. It’s melancholic, sad but charming at the same time. And very refreshing next to the other covers this year, who were all quite dark and studio shots,” writes anlabe32.

“Is that Jamie, dear God! Love it. Of course Valerija looks stunning. I think more than anything I love the layout and the image. It looks sort of like a glimpse from a window. Didn’t think Steven would be able to top last month’s cover, but he did,” agrees Benn98.

Marc10 also shows enthusiasm: “For a sec I thought it was Jessica Miller but whoah, what a comeback for Valerija! She and Jamie look perfect for that kind of styling. I love that the picture is a mirror reflection, awesome effect.”

Also showing some love is Nepenthes who comments, “I am so pleasantly surprised! From the cast to the cover shot, everything is perfect. The whole vibe feels very early 00s Meisel imo. Can’t wait for the review, I have a feeling this is going to be a great issue!”

“I groaned when I saw the title, but I actually really like this. It’s such an unusual cover shot but I love everything about it,” adds a pleasantly surprised MyNameIs.

Yet not everyone’s so pleased. “So random. I hate when the models don’t look at the camera for a cover. Not good,” posts an unimpressed zacatecas570.

JesseDillion disapproves also: “Late with the cover and this is what we get? It looks like a supplement cover…and not even a good one.”

Check out Meisel’s cover story with a bunch of other models inside the thread and tell us what you think here.