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Style Scoop: Kendall Jenner Is A #MyCalvins Girl, Tom Ford Does Film, Anya Hindmarch Goes Sticker Crazy

By  March 26, 2015

StyleScoopMar26Yes, the rumors were true: Kendall Jenner is the newest face of Calvin Klein. Because, at the end of the day, the only way to follow up that Justin Bieber campaign was to feature a Kardashian. Jenner’s campaign features Calvin Klein’s #mydenim Denim Series, a limited-edition, logo-driven offering inspired by athletic and urban streetwear. A campaign like this is certainly an achievement for the 19-year-old model, but it’s also quite a win for the brand, which is no doubt relying on Jenner’s social media prowess to help spread the word. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Tom Ford has teamed up with George Clooney to work on a screen adaptation of 1993 novel called “Tony and Susan.” Ford has written and will direct the film, titled “Nocturnal Animals,” and Clooney will produce the project with Grant Heslov, his partner at Smokehouse Pictures. This will be the designer’s second venture into film. [Women’s Wear Daily]

If you were a slave to sticker books back in the 90s, consider Anya Hindmarch’s latest launch your next sticker-y vice. Barneys New York hosted a cocktail party to fete the British designer’s “Sticker Shop,” a collection of high-end leather stickers meant to decorate bags, phone cases or other surfaces. The stickers, done in collaboration with Charlotte Stockdale of Chaos Fashion, are sure to make purse shopping even more fun that it already is. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Women’s Wear Daily reports that Amazon is engaged in “ongoing talks” to buy e-commerce giant Net-a-porter. The site was purchased by Compagnie Financiere Ruchemont in 2010 but it’s possible that the luxury group will monetize the value of Net-a-porter and sell it to a company willing to invest in it long-term. Enter: Amazon, which is looking to make an impression on the fashion world, and might take the purchase of Net-a-porter as an opportunity to do just that. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Karl Lagerfeld tapped Tiffany Cooper to contribute her talents to a fun ready-to-wear accessories collection for Stylebop. The tongue-in-cheek collection captures Lagerfeld and his cat Choupette in doodle-form, offering a clever spin on Lagerfeld’s signature style. [Glam Inbox]

What a Stud: Ear Bling Under $20

By  March 25, 2015

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Stuck in an earring rut? The same basic pair stays on your lobes all week, it’s easy to keep reaching for plain gold studs or your go-to diamonds . It’s time to step up your earring game and we’re gonna make it easy (and cheap!) for you. When it comes to studs, there’s no reason to choose a basic pair. Mix it up and give your ears a break from long dangly jewels or try these studs on your second (or third!) ear piercing. Flashy studs are great when your neckline doesn’t allow for a necklace – consider them your new statement jewelry piece. Feeling bold? Try mixing and matching your pairs. With so many cute options under $20, you’ll never be basic again. Image via Factice Magazine

Style Scoop: DVF Signs With Brown Shoe Co., Zoolander and Hansel Strike A Pose, Stella McCartney Covers BOF’s Print Issue

By  March 25, 2015

StyleScoopMar25“I love my legs, but I count on my feet,” said Diane von Furstenberg. “Nothing is more important than shoes for the confident, sexy woman on-the-go.” Perhaps that’s why DVF has signed a deal with Brown Shoe Co. to product a women’s footwear collection that will launch in time for resort 2016. Always looking out for the practical working woman, DVF’s shoe collection will have a little bit of everything, ranging in price from $150 for sandals to $595 for boots. [Women’s Wear Daily]

It’s not possible that you’ve already forgotten about that time when Zoolander and Hansel brought Blue Steel back to the runway at Valentino. But incase you have, the fashion house has released four images shot in Paris right after that runway moment. We’re hoping there’s more where these came from. [Fashionista]

Stella McCartney fronts the fourth print issue of The Business of Fashion, which comes out on March 30th. The issue focuses on sustainability and other issues facing the luxury fashion industry. According to BOF founder and editor Imran Amed, “The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world, after oil. As the BOF team thought about pioneering individuals in the industry who have developed businesses that address the issue head-on, Stella McCartney was the first person to come to mind.” [The Cut]

Looks like Kendall isn’t the only Jenner brushing up on her modeling skills. Little sis Kylie Jenner shared photos on Instagram from a photoshoot, for which she sported a cut-out bikini and flaunted a whole lot of skin. Neave Bozorgi captured the reality star in a series of black and whites that show off Jenner’s extra long hair, extra lush eyelashes and (duh) extra bold lips. [Fashion Gone Rogue 

Mary Katrantzou is the winner of this year’s BFC/Vogue Prize, which was awarded in London. The designer beat out competitors Osman, Holly Fulton, Michael van der Ham, Mother of Pearl, Sophia Webster and Emilia Wickstead, who were all in the running to win high-level mentoring for a year and 200,000 pounds to put towards developing their business. Already quite an accomplished designer, we can’t see what’s next for the innovative Katrantzou. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Currently Craving: Mules

By  March 25, 2015

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I had a pair of high heeled, platform leather mules in high school that I was pretty much obsessed with. The day I gave them away — for, at that point, they were definitely no longer in fashion — I wondered, slash wished, that the style would eventually come back into fashion, because the bulk and height did wonders for my petite frame (and went with everything from shorts, to skirts, dresses, and cropped pants). Hallelujah, my wish has been granted! Mules are back and better than ever this spring — sometimes with a platform, sometimes without — and in lots of bright colors and textures. Both my 17 year old self and the present day me are rejoicing. Are you going to splurge on a pair?

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Victoria McGinley is the editor of vmac+cheese, a San Francisco based daily lifestyle blog that covers plenty of topics to delight and inspire, including style, design, art, culture, beauty, and original recipes. A native of Austin, TX, she’s blogged since 2008, and in early 2012, launched Vivaleur, a graphic design and blog consulting company. When she’s not blogging or working with clients, you can find her enjoying the San Francisco fog with her husband Joe, and their French bulldog puppy, Lucy.

Style Scoop: Iggy Azalea Is Sick of “On Fleek,” M. Gemi Is The Next Everlane, Revolve Steps Into Shoes

By  March 24, 2015

StyleScoopMar24Iggy Azalea is the latest subject of Vogue’s “73 Questions” series. The Australian rapper invites Vogue into her (palatial) Los Angeles home, where she shares her thoughts on being famous and the phrase “on fleek.” Watch the full video to learn more from Azalea, aka Sassy Spice. [Vogue]

M. Gemi is joining the ranks of Everlane and The Arrivals, but taking things a step—literally—further. The e-commerce site launches today and promises “high-end, Italian-made women’s shoes for a fraction of what they might cost at a department store.” Every type of shoe you could ever want, from pumps to driving shoes, will be available at M. Gemi. While quality is of utmost importance to founder Ben Fischman, shoes are priced between $100-$300 right now. [Fashionista]

Revolve is also getting into the shoe game, with the purchase of Los Angeles-based Alliance Apparel Group, adding Lovers + Friends, Tularosa, NBD, and a shoe line called Raye to its portfolio. The shoe line launches with 30 styles priced from $135 to $300.  [Women’s Wear Daily]

Mara Hoffman teamed up with Clos du Bois winery to make your spring entertaining and rainy day accessories just a little bit brighter. The collaboration resulted in the “Closbrella,” a Mara Hoffman-printed umbrella with a sleeve that doubles as a wine bottle chiller. What more could you want out of a rainy day accessory? [Glam Inbox]

After reporting that Zac Posen was brought onto Harvey Weinstein’s Charles James resurrection project, Page Six gained more intel about how the agreement is shaping up, which, basically, it’s not. Apparently, Weinstein is a tough negotiator and the two sides are very far apart on money. A spokesperson for Zac Posen said that reports that the designer will join the Charles James team are not confirmed. [Page Six]

Saint Laurent is returning to its roots on the Left Bank of the Siene River, where the house was founded in 1961. The company is planning to bring its head office and showrooms from Avenue George V to the Penthemont Cistercian Abbey, located at 37 Rue de Bellechasse. A restoration process is in order and slated to be complete by 2018; it will be overseen by Saint Laurent’s artistic director Hedi Slimane. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Style Scoop: Serena Williams Graces Vogue, Candice Huffine Models Swimwear, Louis Vuitton Cruises To Cali

By  March 23, 2015

StyleScoopMar23Tennis pro Serena Williams is Vogue’s April cover girl, marking the athlete’s first solo cover. The 19-time Grand Slam winner fronts the glossy’s sports-focused issue, flaunting her toned bod in a Rag & Bone dress…plus some amazing hair. In the feature article, Williams dishes on her relationship with fellow players Caroline Wozniacki and sister Venus Williams. Click here to see more April covers. [Vogue]

Model Candice Huffine stars in the campaign for Violeta by MANGO’s first swimwear line. Violeta by MANGO launched last year to dress a young target market in sizes up to 52. This latest collection includes a range of swimsuits, printed kaftans and embroidered tunics. Huffine posed for photographer Marco Sierra in Marrakesh for the special catalogue. [Glam Inbox]

Nicolas Ghesquière is taking his Louis Vuitton cruise collection on the road, and showing in sunny California on May 6. This show adds to the list of fashion houses taking their shows to surprising (and far) locales (Chanel will show in Seoul on May 4 and Dior in LA on May 9).  [Women’s Wear Daily]

The Iris Apfel documentary opens in New York on April 29, and it’s probably something you shouldn’t miss. Apfel shares shopping tips, shows off her collections, delivers words of wisdom…and interacts with Kanye West. Watch the trailer for more. [Fashionista]

Vivienne Westwood is coming to the Big Apple. The British designer continues her expansion with a 15,000-square-foot building on East 55th Street, following store openings in Los Angeles and Honolulu. The New York boutique will house the company’s administrative offices and showroom, and is situated near the Escada, Polo Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior stores. It is set to open in fall 2015. [Women’s Wear Daily]

That 70s Look: 15 Pieces With The Groovy Vibe

By  March 20, 2015

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If we learned anything from the past two runway seasons, it’s that the 70s are back and they’re here to stay. Groovy styles will make their debut this spring with gauzy tops and gladiator sandals, and continue well into fall with rich brown leathers and bold autumnal prints. As your spring shopping commences, stock up on flared denim, breezy dresses and fringe (duh), with accessories that’ll take you through to the next season—and, of course, don’t forget to top it off with a peace sign when you pose for pictures.

Style Scoop: Beyoncé Is Collaborating With Giuseppe Zanotti, H&M Preps For Coachella, & The End of Marc By Marc Jacobs

By  March 20, 2015

StyleScoopMar20What’s this we hear? High-heel extraordinaire Giuseppe Zanotti is collaborating with the one and only Beyoncé on a shoe. It’s unclear what the final product will look like but you can count on two things: a really, really high platform and a BeyHive freak out when the shoe goes on sale (read: gets sold out in under a minute, no matter how high the price). [Forbes]

H&M is setting up shop at Coachella next month with a retail and technology-focused tent. The retailer will sell pieces from its H&M Loves Coachella Collection, some of which will only be available at the festival. The rest of the collection is on sale at H&M stores in North America and is priced from $4.95 to $49.95. The tent will also boast a 360-degree selfie station and a scanner that produces photos claiming to capture a person’s aura. How Coachella. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Marc by Marc Jacobs will be discontinued and absorbed into the primary Marc Jacobs line. The newly expanded, single-label Marc Jacobs line will encompass a range of merchandise and price points from luxury to contemporary. This means that MBMJ creative director Katie Hillier’s and women’s design director Luella Bartley’s roles are up in the air. They both joined in May 2013, but it’s unclear whether they’ll continue to work with the brand. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Yesterday’s announcement that Peter Dundas was taking over creative direction at Roberto Cavalli left the top spot at Emilio Pucci open. And, just like that, it’s been filled. MSGM designer Massimo Giorgetti will be Pucci’s next creative director and will show his first collection at Milan Fashion Week in September. [The Cut]

Well, this is provocative. Proenza Schouler released a video inspired by the Emmy-winning HBO documentary series Taxi Cab and HBO’s late-night show Real Sex. The video, Legs Are Not Doors, features Proenza Schouler-clothed actresses and models including Chloe Sevingy, Liv Tyler, Binx Walton, Fei Fei Sun, Raina Hamner, Solveig Almaas, Laura Love, Liya Kebede, India Salvor Menuez, and Olympia Scarry confessing (weird) random thoughts. Just watch. [Fashion Week Daily]

Vera Wang tells all in a series of videos for Kohl’s in support of the designer’s ongoing collaboration with the retailer. In the videos, she talks about what inspires her as well as her experience working with Kohl’s. In a Q&A video, Wang doles out a valuable piece of advice: “Do something you really love. If you love it, it’ll get you through the hard times.” [Glam Inbox]

Wondering where you’ll be able to get your hands on the Kanye West x Adidas Originals collection come fall? Look no further: the line will be available at Barneys. Executive vice president and general merchandise manager for Barneys Tom Kalenderian said, “The product is right for the moment.”  Details are not yet finalized but—surprise, surprise—it’s all really, really happening for Kanye. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Style Scoop: Pharrell Is 2015’s Icon of Style, Peter Dundas Appointed at Roberto Cavalli, More Smart Watches On The Horizon

By  March 19, 2015

StyleScoopMar19The CFDA announced Wednesday that Pharrell Williams will be honored with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 1. Williams joins the ranks of past honorees Rihanna, Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss and Nicole Kidman. “If cool was a person, it would be Pharrell, not just for his looks and sense of style but for his kindness and openness,” Diane von Furstenberg said of the multi-talented trendsetter. “I cannot imagine anyone not seduced by him.” [CFDA]

Peter Dundas has been appointed creative director at Roberto Cavalli, effective immediately. The designer’s first collection will be presented in Milan in September. Eva and Roberto Cavalli said choosing Dundas came from “the desire to evolve a style that combines glamour, tradition and innovation, recognized worldwide as the signature of Cavalli since the birth of the house.” [Women’s Wear Daily]

As Baselworld picks up (an international jewelry and watch trade show held in Basel, Switzerland), one thing has become clear: smart watches are on the rise. Google, Intel and Tag Heuer announced that they’ve teamed up to get into the game with a product that combines Google and Intel’s technological prowess with Tag Heuer’s watchmaking credibility. Additionally, Gucci Timepieces announced a collaboration with will.i.am to create an “innovative wearable concept device.” The device will operate as a standalone smart band, with further details to come. [Women’s Wear Daily & Glam Inbox]

There’s an app for everything these days, and shopping is certainly no exception. There are, however two different types of shopping apps: single-branded apps and multi-branded apps. It has become clear that the latter, which includes retailers, marketplaces and aggregators, fare much better with consumers. Maribel Lopez, founder and CEO of Lopez Research explains, “If you’re trying to do a transaction, [going to] a retailer’s app makes sense [because] people might come and find a wide range of products. If you’re a brand and there’s no effective call to action at the end of it, then why?” [Women’s Wear Daily]

Paper Towns doesn’t hit theaters until July, but the movie’s first official trailer gives Cara Delevingne (and John Green) fans something to get excited about. The model/actress’ first big role as Margo Roth Spiegelman required Delevingne to drop her British accent in favor of that of an American teenager. From the trailer, she seems to have done a pretty good job—jury’s still out on whether this supermodel is believable in the role of “American girl next door.” [Fashionista]

Style Scoop: Fashion Police On Hiatus, The Blonde Salad Covers Vogue, Marc Jacobs’ Third Social Media Casting Call

By  March 18, 2015

Untitled-1Following the Kelly Osbourne’s and, most recently, Kathy Griffin’s exits from E!’s Fashion Police, the network announced that the show will go on hiatus until September. Executive producer Melissa Rivers and co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski will continue each of their roles as the show prepares to move into its next chapter. [Glam Inbox]

Chiara Ferragni is officially the first blogger to land a Vogue cover. The Blonde Salad, as she’s otherwise known, appears on the April cover of Vogue Spain; she was photographed by Nico Bustos. [Fashionista]

Marc Jacobs is at it again—the designer took to YouTube to announce his third social media-generated casting call. Her invited people to submit photos of themselves with friends either on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #CastMeMarc to win a chance to appear in the Marc by Marc Jacobs fall-winter 2015 campaign. May the coolest group of friends win. [Women’s Wear Daily]

It seems like Fern Mallis and Kanye West might actually be putting aside their differences in the interest of fashion. Mallis told the Post that “His publicist got in touch with us,” after she invited him to participate in her 92Y “Fashion Icons” interview series. [New York Post]

It takes an army to get a Hollywood actress (or actor) ready for the red carpet, and though a stylist isn’t the only part of that equation, he/she is surely the most important. They’re usually more behind-the-scenes players, but The Hollywood Reporter is putting 2015’s Top 25 Stylists front and center with full bios, their significant achievements and client lists (we’re talking Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, Kate Hudson and the works). [Hollywood Reporter]