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During this warmer time of year, when fashion is king (or should we say Queen?) and getting ready to leave the house shouldn’t take as long, women still want to look their best. However, the heat causes sweating, and then there’s swimming, jogging and other outdoor exercise.  You need something that’s low-maintenance that resists the …

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What is Microblading? Everything You Need to Know!

Taking the land by storm, this revolutionary beauty enhancement technique will soon be the envy of women everywhere. If you’re not satisfied with your current brow situation, or want to change things up, discover the best Microblading service in Montreal.  You might just find it’s right for you!    What is Microblading? Microblading is a form of …

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Missoni Shoots Joan Small and Justin Barnhill for Sci-Fi Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign

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Photos Courtesy of Missoni

When we think of post-apocalyptic, sci-fi societies, we tend to think of Mad Max or Blade Runner—where it’s a dog-eat-dog world of robot gangs and cool laser guns that blast out explosive beams of light. For the fashion world, or at least Missoni, however, the future looks much different. For the Italian brand, the year 2970 will be filled not with revenge-seeking cyborgs, but bright, cartoonish creatures that will roam the earth befriending gorgeous models. Tapping top models Joan Smalls and Justin Barnhill, Missoni’s Fall/Winter 14-15 campaign captures the two in this optimistic future where they pose against the dry landscape.“ is one of the most famous and adored models of this moment, and she perfectly embodies the spirit of this collection,” Angela Missoni told of her casting choice. “With her beautiful complexion, intensity and strong, contemporary attitude, she seemed to me the ideal protagonist of this campaign, one that puts together past and future, memory and sci-fi, and reality and fantasy.”

Shot by Dutch photographer and artist Viviane Sassen, and styled by Vanessa Reid and Stephen Mann, the campaign took place at an archeological site to allow for the barren backdrop to make a dramatic contrast against the new season’s colorful designs. Meant to be the “alter-egos” of Smalls and Barnhill, the geometric creatures follow them across these empty ruins, encapsulating their internal adventurousness in this forthcoming environment. “It’s an imaginary world, one thousand years forward, and a surreal and humorous setting comprised of ancient ruins, bright vivid color, metallic shades, sharp geometric patterns and robotic futuristic creatures—an ideal frame for Missoni’s contemporary and stylish woman,” Missoni explained. While, admittedly, the campaign images aren’t as gut-wrenching as two hours of Blade Runner, we’re not going to say no to anything that puts us in sight of Barnhill’s angelic stares.

Lottie Moss Models in a Calvin Klein Campaign 21 Years After Her Big Sister Kate

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Photos Courtesy of Calvin Klein Jeans x Mytheresa

Talent seems to run in the family as Lottie Moss, younger sister of British supermodel Kate Moss, gears up to front a Calvin Klein campaign. Shot for Calvin Klein Jeans and Mytheresa in a collaboration titled The Re-Issue Project, Moss—the younger Moss—will be modeling the same designs her sister wore over two decades ago. Recreating the iconic images, the 16-year-old was photographed by Michel Avedon, grandson to Richard Avedon who shot Brooke Shield’s Calvin Klein images in the ‘90s. “Lottie truly represents the essence of the Calvin Klein girl,” Avedon told Vogue UK. “Intriguing innocence with utter beauty—it was wonderful to photograph this beautiful young lady.”

The black and white images will run for The Re-Issue Project which is slated to launch July 16, on Mytheresa. “For me there is one brand which epitomizes clean, American sportswear and denim—Calvin Klein Jeans. We at have seen a huge resurgence in fashion towards the aesthetic which Calvin Klein Jeans pioneered, which led to us collaborating with the brand,” Justin O’Shea, buying director for Mytheresa said. With the ‘90s coming back in a big way it only makes sense to bring back some of its most iconic fashions. While Lottie doesn’t look exactly like Kate, we’re getting a definite nostalgic vibe—now all we need is a Nirvana mixed tape, a tattoo choker and a VHS of Beverly Hills 90210.

Couture Week Trends & Overview: History Reinvented for a Younger Market

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Photo Courtesy of Valentino

Chanel referenced the past through baroque designs and accents from Versailles, but kept everything modern with chic sandals, short lengths, on-trend bike shorts and fresh materials like concrete—very 2014, no? Valentino touched on flowing Grecian silhouettes with sheer detailing, perhaps channeling body-baring Rihanna’s latest red-carpet reveals. Armani Privé did an amazing job of channeling the bold beauty of old-Hollywood without going too Sunset Boulevard. And while the collection played on the look of big coats and even bigger (faux) fur, high-waisted shorts were popular in the collection, blending the decades together.

Lara Stone Slips Back Into Calvin Klein Jeans For Her New Fall Campaign

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Photos Courtesy of Calvin Klein Jeans

Calvin Klein is tapping a couple of major names for its upcoming fall campaigns. Having just shot Lottie Moss for their Mytheresa collaboration, the American brand is now tapping supermodel Lara Stone for both their Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear campaigns. A Klein model since 2008 (switching exclusively to fragrances during her pregnancy), this will be Stone’s first time slipping back into her Calvins since giving birth to her son. While rumors spread that some labels turned away the model due to her pre-natal weight gain, she is looking like one hot mama in the new CK images—seriously, her post-baby body is better than ours. “By about nine months I began feeling more normal and I started to fit into my old clothes again, but my body still felt different,” Stone told Net-A-Porter’s The Edit.

But it certainly doesn’t look different. The gorgeous, jealousy-inducing images were shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and feature Stone lying across the lap of Matt Terry. But despite Terry being an Adonis of a model we barely notice him—probably due, in part, to Stone’s amazingly awesome abs. The images also play host to the #mycalvins hashtag, a social media campaign that has been in effect since February. With the buzz around newcomer Lottie Moss and the fan base of modeling vet Stone, it looks like this season is gearing up to be a popular one for Calvin Klein.

Newcomer Gigi Hadid Lands A Featured Spot in Tom Ford’s Fall Fashion Campiagn

Gigi Hadid for Tom Ford

Shot in London by photographer Johnny Dufort, the campaign features both fashion and accessories, portraying the ladies lined up in provocative poses, donning fishnets and showing quite a bit of skin. The accessories shot shows Hadid sporting glasses from the Tom Ford eyewear line, with Patrick Schwarzenegger whispering sweet nothings into her ear. While the images are currently up on the site, the campaign is slated for an international print release in September, where it will be featured in issues of Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Elle and Vogue.

Max Mara Makes Actress Amy Adams the Star of Their New Campaign

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Photo Credit: Mario Sorrenti for Max Mara

While most of us are soaking up the sun and planning backyard get-togethers, the fashion industry is gearing up for fall with the release of their F/W 14-15 campaigns. Most have featured popular models or bright new up-and-comers—like Gisele Bündchen for Isabel Marant or Lottie Moss for Calvin Klein—but Max Mara decided to shake up the game. Turning to A-lister Amy Adams to front their fall and upcoming spring campaigns, the Italian luxury brand is hoping a dose of Hollywood will stand out amongst the others.

Replacing Jennifer Garner who was the face of the brand last year, Adams was shot by Mario Sorrenti wearing the brand’s signature sunglasses, handbags and accessories. Featuring Max Mara’s Signature Bag, the Margaux and a new line of eyewear, the actress’ campaign images will be featured in approximately 50 store windows around the globe. There will be a total of five photographs for Adams, with handbag shots set to release in August and sunglasses coming in October. The campaign will be released worldwide including Moscow and Dubai.

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