Today Iggy Azalea has given us a beauty #lesson via Instagram, saying, “I miss my long hair. Don’t go too light with your color or it’ll break off ladies!” She was referencing the lengthy locks from her teenager days, next to an accompanying pic of herself, aged around 15 or 16 years old, with her arms around an unnamed human. (more…)
IWC Schaffhausen is trying to woo the ladies. The Swiss luxury watch brand has launched a new collection of watches geared toward both men and women, the Portofino Midsize collection, a spinoff of its wildly popular Portofino range. The timepieces caught on quite well and now, IWC is taking the watch and sizing it slightly smaller to appeal to those members of both genders with smaller wrists, or those with a taste for a more compact watch.
Each watch in this 27-piece range boasts a slightly smaller face. The old version clocked in at 40mm, while this one is a bit more modest at 37mm. IWC went all-out for the campaign promoting the new line, tapping Cate Blanchett, Adriana Lima, Karolina Kurkova, Ewan McGregor, Zhou Xun, Christoph Waltz and Emily Blunt to appear in the advertisements. Peter Lindbergh and the gang traveled to Portofino to capture the campaign, which boasts images of leisurely drives, intimate garden parties and a little sightseeing to boot.
Vogue Spain jumped on the multi-cover bandwagon by creating three covers for us to choose from at newsstands. The magazine bagged a DNA Model Management package, scoring Edita Vilkeviciute, Kati Nescher and Alessandra Ambrosio for its November issue. The three models were captured wearing sporty frocks from Christian Dior, while sitting on the studio floor looking effortlessly cool as each gazed into Alexi Lubomirski’s lens.
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Members of our forums weigh in on which cover is their favorite. “All great covers but Edita’s is the real standout here. Love the colors against the grey background, too,” proclaimed a satisfied justaguy.
“Yeah, Edita’s cover is definitely the best one. That’s one of her best shots ever. Kati’s cover is second best. Alessandra’s is last. Though to be honest, they all look pretty great. That’s a very, very strong cover from VSpain. Best of the year (unless I’m forgetting something),” replied MyNameIs.
“They all look effortlessly beautiful but it’s true that Edita wins for me. Love the pose and the yellow-white colors of her dress against the grey background. I’m happy she got a cover,” agreed Valentine27.
Edita’s cover certainly stole the majority vote, but the others weren’t forgotten. “Alessandra was SO overdue for a Vogue Spain cover it’s not even funny. So happy to see her here and I think all the covers are pretty beautiful, can’t wait to see the accompanying editorial!” noted marsnoop2.
Kati’s offering got a couple mentions, too. Miss Dalloway sung her praises: “Gorgeous, I like them all, despite the ugly dresses, but I’m here for Kati! So nice to see her back on the cover of Vogue!”
CommanderTMugler gave props to Belen Antolin, who styled the shoot: “They made those horrible Dior dresses look decent, can’t wait for the editorials.”
Which cover do you prefer? See inside the thread for all three in HQ and share your own opinion here.
Oh dear! Allure magazine has gotten it all wrong this month. The beauty-focused magazine features Kerry Washington as its November cover star and has photographed her makeup-free. While it’s often a pleasure to see magazines breaking the mold, forum members accuse Allure of contradicting itself. Kerry is shot by Carter Smith for the soft portrait wearing a thick-knit cardigan teamed with a plunging gray bra — looking like she’s just gotten out of bed.
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The minute the cover surfaced on theFashionSpot forums, members began to let loose. “I’m hating these no-makeup covers. It didn’t do any favors for Regina George and it’s not doing anything for Kerry either,” rants an unimpressed A.D.C.
“Lol she looks ill… I really don’t like these no makeup covers,” replies GlamorousBoy, in agreement.
Miguelalmedia also doesn’t appreciate the no makeup approach: “WOW I love Kerry but she looks like she has the flu and just woke up.”
Tigerrogue makes a valid point and posts, “I’m trying to like it, but I don’t really understand why a magazine so focused on make-up is selling itself with the bare-faced look. It seems a contradiction in terms.”
“I mean here you have a stunning woman who has great style, is on a hit TV show, and appears thoughtful and intelligent in her interviews. Yet somehow magazines never seem to use her well for the covers! This is even worse than that god awful Lucky cover!” disapproves Miss Dalloway.
Are you a fan? See inside the thread for more disapproving reviews and join the discussion here.
Today, NARS Cosmetics announced that Scottish actress Tilda Swinton will be the face of its Spring 2015 campaign. The 53-year-old will succeed British actress Charlotte Rampling, who was the face of the brand for its 20th anniversary campaign for Fall 2014. NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars photographed the campaign featuring the fashion icon. “As a photographer, working with an actress like Tilda is very enjoyable,” said Nars. “She is a living legend and I love her bold style and really admire her work. As an actress, she brings such strong personality to the camera. And as a woman, she lives the experience of transformation and expression. She was the perfect choice for NARS.”
The first ad shows off Tilda’s perfect bone structure as she wears graphic eyeliner and bleached brows. Each of the four ads will run from January to April and will show off one of the four collections.