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Willow Smith for Marc Jacobs Fall 2015

Even though she's just barely in high school, Willow Smith is already a style icon in her own right, so it makes sense that Marc Jacobs would tap the young fashionista for the Fall 2015 campaign. Designer Jacobs revealed the news on his Instagram with a snap that shows the 14-year old star looking almost like a doll in a full black skirt, embellished jacket, and lace-up stacked heels. Included in the caption, Jacobs wrote, "Beauty, style and talent know no age. It is those individuals whose creativity, unique vision, and voice inspire all of us here to create and express ourselves through our medium: fashion." He also stated that this season's campaign ads feature "friends, each of whom evoke a sense of intrigue and inspiration and collectively provoke a true consideration for individuality." Can you just imagine being 14-years old and calling Marc Jacobs a friend? Stay tuned because more from the Marc Jacobs Fall 2015 campaign will be revealed in the coming weeks, and judging from the first two pics of Cher and Willow, we can count on them to be next level!

 

Ellie Goulding

MAC Cosmetics has partnered with a slew of famous faces over the years, and there's been a ton of speculation about who the makeup label would tag next to collaborate with. Sticking with the trend of working with musicians (they've collaborated on cosmetics collections with Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga in the past), MAC is launching a collection with British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding. The collection includes shimmery gloss, smoldering eye shadow quads, creamy lipstick, flared lashes, and more, all in light-reflecting, feminine pastels and neutrals. The "Love Me Like You Do" singer looks stunning in one of the campaign images, rocking metallic nails, blown out-to-there tresses, and dramatic winged eyes. The bad news is the collection isn't available until December, but the good news is we'll have it in time to mimic Goulding's look for holiday parties.

 

Lorde

Vogue Australia chose New Zealand-born Lorde to cover its music issue, and we can't help but notice how much the "Royals" singer looks more like a model than a chanteuse. Seriously, this girl is stunning, and she looks gorgeous and sophisticated in a floral Gucci confection that's unlike anything we've ever seen her in. And we can probably expect to see her in more looks like this. "As I get older and a little bit more comfortable in myself, I’m like: ‘Yeah, I will wear that really pretty, feminine outfit’, and I’ll feel strong in that as well," she said. "But I do love a perfect pair of pants, the perfect collared shirt, and I wear sneakers, heavy shoes." We're fans of this amazingly talented singer, no matter what she's wearing. 

 

Christian Siriano

Project Runway Season 4 winner Christian Siriano is the latest designer to make his creations available to the masses, partnering with Lane Bryant for a Spring 2016 collection. The retailer, known for offering current fashion trends for curvier figures, took to social media to make the announcement. "We're beyond excited to announce Christian Siriano for a limited-edition line in Spring 2016. Who's in?" No further details about the collaboration have been released from either camp, however Linda Heasley, CEO of Lane Bryant, said in a statement, "Christian Siriano is a real star... from his highly publicized debut on television, his millions of social followers and through the years as he has successfully designed and shown his own beautiful ready to wear clothes worn by some of the best known celebrities, he has proved his talent on the world fashion stage. It's a delight to welcome him to Lane Bryant and to be able to offer his exclusive designs for us beginning in the spring of 2016." We're excited for this partnership, and can't wait to see what dreamy gowns Siriano comes up with. 

Kara Whitten home

We love everything about Kailo Chic bag designer Kara Whitten's home. (A Beautiful Mess)

5 hacks to make your drugstore beauty buys look more expensive. (Bird)

Tons of cute pajamas for less than $40! (The Savvy Girl's Guide to Life)

Love, love, loving this glamorous (and budget-friendly!) look from Angela Lanter. (Hello Gorgeous)

All the cute hair accessories and hats for summer. (The Beauty Department)

Summer makeup that won't break the bank. (The Style & Beauty Doctor)

Tassels! Tassels everywhere! (M Loves M)

Lace-up sandals are clearly the must-have shoe of the summer. (Song of Style)

This interview with Victoria Beckham just makes us love her more. (The Cut)

Our latest obsession--the new Ban.do 2015/2016 agendas. (Our Happy Place)

Topshop Lip Ombre

We're stocking our closets with fun, flirty skirts and dresses for summer, so we need some fun, flirty makeup to go along with it all. This Lip Ombre in Astound from Topshop is just about the most fun we could have with a lip color. The bright pop of pink is playful and works well with summer colors, and we're totally digging the idea of wearing an ombre effect on our lips. (P.S., the other colors are equally fabulous.)

Google_Levis Jacquard

Tech giant/verb Google and denim giant Levi's seem an unlikely pair, but the two have partnered on a new type of "smart" fabric that could be available as early as 2016. The fabric is called "Jacquard" (not to be confused with jacquard with a lowercase 'j') and microfibers that have "digital sensing capabilities" that could interact with other tech devices, including smartphones. At last year's U.S. Open, Ralph Lauren introduced the "Polo Tech" shirt, which was embedded with sensors and had a "little black box" that could transmit data to iPhones attached to the wearer's ribcage. Google's "Jacquard" technology takes that concept one step further because it eliminates the need for any additional apparatus. 

 

Ciara for Cavalli

The trend of fashion houses replacing models and actresses with musicians for their campaigns continues. Hot on the heels of rapper Nicki Minaj's partnership with Roberto Cavalli for the Spring 2015 campaign, the Italian fashion label has named singer Ciara as the face of the Fall 2015 ad campaign. Cavalli made the announcement through its various social media accounts, with the "I Bet" singer following up on her own Instagram. This marks the label's first campaign under the direction of Peter Dundas, the creative director who took the helm when Roberto Cavalli stepped down. 

 

Cher for Marc Jacobs

Another designer who's pegged a musician for his Fall 2015 campaign is Marc Jacobs--the celebrated designer named Cher as the new face of his eponymous line. The 69-year old singer/actress, who has been a fixture in the fashion industry since most designers were still in diapers, accompanied Jacobs to this year's Met Gala, which may have been a clue that the pair were working together. The ad, shot by David Sims, features the iconic singer clad in a floor-length black gown and gloves from Jacobs' dark and mysterious Fall 2015 collection.

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn spills on how to look like an off-duty supermodel. (W Magazine)

To do this weekend: distress your own jeans right at home. (Style Me Pretty)

This tropical pineapples and palm trees manicure is perfect for summer! (College Fashion)

How cute is this boho LWD inspired by Jenna Dewan Tatum? (Sydne Style)

The right way to take care of your makeup brushes in just five easy steps. (Fashion Pulse Daily)

Loving these palm print shorts, both the designer and the budget-friendly. (The Budget Babe)

And here it is: your complete guide to shopping for a swimsuit online. (Racked)

Once again Bella Thorne nails the crop top look, this time in the coolest street art-print skirt from Donna Karan. (Red Carpet Fashion)

Check out Bryan Grey Yambao, a.k.a. Bryanboy in the new Hugo Boss optical and sunglasses campaign. (Bryanboy)

Chriselle Lim shares her five favorite beauty masks. (The Chriselle Factor)

Atelier Cologne Mandarine Glaciale Travel Spray

We've been known to switch up our scents when the seasons change, so with Memorial Day upon us, we're ready for something new. For summer, well, pre-summer and summer, we want something fresh and clean and sparkling with citrus notes. This Mandarine Glaciale from Atelier Cologne is just that, and the convenient travel spray means we can take this gorgeous, citrus-y fragrance with us on all our adventures this season. 

Lucky magazine

Well, we finally have an answer to all the questions surrounding the fate of Lucky magazine: the glossy is to become a quarterly.  The May issue, currently on newsstands, will be the last of the monthly format, and the new format will launch in September. According to Lucky Group CEO Josh Berman the revamped Lucky will have a "premium collectible feeling," more like a coffee table book than a monthly fashion glossy (sounds a lot like the Style.com mag or Net-a-Porter's The Edit). What isn't changing is Conde Nast's limited involvement--the publisher will continue to print and distribute Lucky, as well as remain a shareholder in The Lucky Group. For its part, Lucky will continue to focus on its digital initiatives, including beefing up its video content. Still no word on who will replace Eva Chen, but knowing we'll have a totally new Lucky to look forward to come September is enough for us.

 

Eddie Borgo

Get excited, because New York jewelry designer Eddie Borgo is making his edgy, downtown chic style accessible to the masses with a collection of customizable jewelry, accessories, and wall art. You read that right--customizable! That means fans of the collection can add charms, studs, or geometric totems to jewelry, scarves, or handbags; and there are a variety of different finishes to choose from, so the resulting piece will truly be one-of-a-kind. "I was inspired by the idea of modernizing the 1960s and 1970s craft culture and empowering people to be creative," said the designer. And with prices ranging from $7.99 to $49.99, a completely customized piece of designer jewelry won't break the bank. We're fans already and we haven't even seen the collection, which launches in select stores and online on July 12. 

 

Alaia perfume

It's so common for fashion designers, luxury houses, and even pop stars to have one or many fragrances (Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Britney Spears--they all have several), that we're always a little surprised to learn when a major designer doesn't. Until now, Azzadine Alaïa fell into the latter category, but after over thirty years in the business, the designer is finally launching a fragrance. The perfume is called Alaïa Paris and features notes of freesia, pink pepper, peony, and musk (the inspiration behind the scent, "the smell of cold water falling on hot chalk"). But you'll have to wait to see what cold water on hot chalk smells like; after putting off a perfume launch for over three decades, the designer is waiting until September to release the fragrance. 

Lupita Nyong'o

A look at Lupita Nyong'o's top five red carpet looks. (Flare)

Beauty editors sound off on their favorite mascaras. (Fashionista)

And speaking of mascaras, here's proof that blue mascara is hot, hot, hot right now. (The New York Times)

We're totally into the fashion and home pieces inspired by a simple painting by Maya Bee. (I Spy DIY)

Check out the Roland-Garros collection by Lacoste in time for the French Open next week. (True Fashionista Now)

 The best of the Nordstrom Half Yearly sale. (The Sweetest Thing)

We're kind of obsessed with Australian fashion label Kate Sylvester. (And She Saw Stars)

Well of course Sophia Webster has the most enviable shoe closet we've ever seen! (The Coveteur)

Here's what you need to know about wearing a midi skirt. (PopSugar)

We're swooning over Rachel Parcell's jewelry line. (Pink Peonies)

No Fuss Floppy Felt Hat

We plan to spend a lot of time in the sun this summer, so we'll be needing a lot of hats. This No Fuss Floppy Felt Hat from Cotton On has a wide brim to offer all the sun protection we need (we're so responsible!) with the style we require (because we are fashion editors, after all). We can wear it with nearly anything, and to any place we might want to go. The fact that it's only $16.95 is the icing. 

Olivier Rousteing and Jourdan Dunn

The premiere of Taylor's Swifts widely anticipated video for "Bad Blood" wasn't the only cause for excitement at last night's Billboard Music Awards; Olivier Rousteing, creative director for Balmain announced that the French fashion house is set to collaborate with fast-fashion retailer H&M! The fashion designer took to the red carpet with beauties Jourdan Dunn and Kendall Jenner on his arm, each of them rocking looks from the upcoming collection. For his part, Rousteing acknowledges what a big deal this is, even for a luxury fashion house. "When you do a collaboration with H&M, it’s a big step in the fashion industry. It’s a big achievement," he said in an interview with Style.com. He went on to explain, "When you work for a superluxury brand, you don’t have so many stores, your vision isn’t the entire world. With H&M, you know you’re part of the world, you touch all the continents." This marks the eleventh year of high-profile designer collaborations with H&M, and Rousteing is in good company, following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Roberto Cavalli (for whom Rousteing was once a design assistant), Lanvin, and Alexander Wang. We obviously cannot wait for this collection to hit stores on November 5!

 

Rihanna Dior campaign

Rihanna's "Secret Garden IV" ad campaign for Dior is one we've been waiting for for a very long time--it's the first time Riri has collaborated with the label and also the first time the French fashion house has featured a woman of color in one of its campaigns, particularly noteworthy given the industry's lack of diversity. The "FourFiveSeconds" singer shared several preview images with fans via Instagram and Facebook last week, and, as expected, the shots are gorgeous. They were shot by Steven Klein at the Palace of Versailles (is that not beyond fabulous?!) and feature the singer in the most beautiful Dior gowns. We're dying to see more of this ultra glamorous and historic campaign!

 

Rebel Wilson

Pitch Perfect 2 beauty Rebel Wilson is taking on a new role--she's breaking into the fashion industry with a collaboration with plus-size retailer Torrid. This is the first time the retailer has worked with a celebrity on a designer collaboration and Wilson seems to be a perfect fit. The comedienne brought a sense of playfulness to the collection, which includes several nods to her own life: microphone-shaped hardware to represent her role on Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, and a koala-print t-shirt to represent her native Australia. The inaugural Rebel for Torrid line includes twenty-five pieces, with prices ranging from $25 to $128. A follow-up collection for Spring 2016 may be in the works. 


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