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Spring 2019 Couture: Balmain

Spring 2019 Couture: Balmain

Since taking over the creative direction of Balmain nearly nine years ago, Olivier Rousteing has proven that the world is his oyster. To cover what he has achieved—the global brand growth, design identity, inclusive messaging, and far-reaching popularity—would run the length of this review. Thus, the revival of the maison’s haute couture atelier must have been his pearl; a rare and valuable manifestation of beauty, its iridescent nacre akin to layers of workmanship. And so it’s not for nothing that pearls played a central part in his first couture collection. Right from the start, they appeared as giant Balmain-emblazoned orbs...

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Tessa Thompson on Why She Wore Chanel Couture to the Oscars This Year

Tessa Thompson on Why She Wore Chanel Couture to the Oscars This Year

Back in January, actress Tessa Thompson attended her first-ever Chanel couture show in Paris. She was mesmerized by the entire Spring 2019 collection, but one very special piece on the runway pulled at her heartstrings: A black silk muslin bustier dress embroidered with gold beads. Thompson knew in an instant that it was what she wanted to wear to the Oscars. As she remembers, “I fell in love with this special dress when I saw it walking in the couture show in Paris.” She adds, “It made me gasp a little. The simplicity and elegance of it blew me away....

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Adwoa Aboah has been made into a Barbie doll

Adwoa Aboah has been made into a Barbie doll

Adwoah Aboah has been made into a Barbie doll in celebration of International Women’s Day. The model and activist was honored by toy company Mattel in light of her on-going vocal and passionate support of girls. Aboah was highly praised for using her platform to empower young women by founding Gurls Talk, an online community where young women can discuss issues like mental health in a safe place. Her doll pays homage to a seminal moment in her modelling career, winning Model of the Year at the Fashion Awards in 2017The model hopes that her work will encourage girls to...

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Spring 2019 Fashion Trends

Spring 2019 Fashion Trends

From rusty reds to tie-dye, the key looks to have on your radar Tie-dye Tie-dye emerged as a fashion influencer favorite for summer 2018, and it's a look that was compounded on the catwalk. No longer solely the preserve of art teachers and ageing hippies, tie-dye has had a modern update, At Dior, the brand employed its meticulous craftsmanship to the process to create kaleidoscope versions, sometimes layering tie-dye over florals. Miuccia Prada went for a flouro approach, used to reflect a liberated woman. Stella McCartney's version came in blue and white boilersuits, T-shirts and combat trousers. Sunshine Shades If...

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The Jimmy Choo Voyager Boot Has a Heated Insole and It’s All the Craze

The Jimmy Choo Voyager Boot Has a Heated Insole and It’s All the Craze

The thought of going to work in the snow just became more bearable, thanks to Jimmy Choo. The luxury footwear brand launched its latest boot—The Jimmy Choo Voyager—that's not only super sleek and stylish but also has a genius function too. The lightweight boot has a heated sole (!!) and was designed in partnership with smart shoe technology Zhor-Tech.  How it works: The heated insole is controlled wirelessly by a mobile app, so you can adjust the temperature for each sole to your preference. The range goes from 77°F to 113°F (or 25°C to 45°C). The heating power reportedly lasts...

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