Project Runway

Project Runway is debuting a new show, and this one may just be even more impressive and entertaining than the original because the contestants are considerably younger than their PR counterparts. That's right, Project Runway Junior is scheduled to air this fall, and the designers will range in age from 14 to 17! Tim Gunn will, thankfully, appear on the show as co-host (because what would we do without his "make it works?"), with model Hannah Davis taking on hosting duties in Heidi Klum's place. Judging the young fashion ingenues will be Project Runway alum and winner Christian Siriano and Cosmopolitan Executive Fashion Editor Aya Kanai. No date has been confirmed for the Project Runway Junior premiere, but stay tuned--we're sure the Lifetime network will be making the announcement soon. 

 

Tom Ford Net-a-porter

Net-a-Porter is one of the world's premiere go-to sites for luxury apparel and accessories, and Tom Ford is without a doubt one of the foremost luxury brands, so a partnership between the two--an exclusive partnership--is a big deal. The e-commerce site will be the first and only online retailer to sell his men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections. The designer's own e-commerce site, tomford.com, only offers men's and women's accessories and beauty, while his RTW collections can only be found in 110 Tom Ford boutiques and brick-and-mortar department stores around the world. "Net-a-porter is extremely strong in selling designer merchandise online and obviously Tom Ford ready-to-wear online, bags and shoes is a massive draw for our customer,” said Net-a-porter’s VP of global buying, Sarah Rutson. "We’ve got a proven track record of selling at this level, especially brands that either have very limited e-commerce themselves or no e-commerce." The Tom Ford ready-to-wear collections will launch next month on Net-a-porter.com and on MrPorter.com in September. 

 

Asia Kinney

We're always among the first to announce when whatever model-of-the-moment or major Hollywood actress lands a big campaign, but this is the first time that we've ever written about a dog starring in a fashion ad. That adorable mug you see in the picture above is none other than singer Lady Gaga's French bulldog, Asia Kinney, and she is the new face of Coach. The lifestyle brand featured the pup in its latest ad, the first of a series that will star yet-to-be-revealed dogs modeling Coach's newest products. The series is being shot by Steven Meisel. But the series isn't just about the ridiculously cute photos of celebrity dogs, it will also introduce Coach Pups, a social campaign that will include various online activities for dog lovers, Instagram meetups, and other events. In addition, Coach will make donations to different charities on behalf of the dogs in the campaign. For Miss Asia Kinney, that was Chicago French Bulldog Rescue. We're just smitten with this idea and can't wait to see more sweet little doggies in fabulous Coach garb. 

Prom-advice

Fashion Club is happy to announce the winners of this year's Prom Advice Scholarship Competition!

Congrats to:

Kristen Vande-Wyderen - Merchandise Marketing (1 year tuition)

Jenevieve Weigman - Fashion Design (1 year tuition)

Cupcakes and cashmere

A new clothing line from Emily Schuman is set to hit a Nordstrom store near you! (Cupcakes and Cashmere)

Beauty vlogger Jackie Aina tries out the different beauty standards from around the world. (HuffPost Style)

The best lipstick for summer. (Into the Gloss)

We're loving this DIY ladder shelf shoe storage. (Design Sponge)

Score the perfect, beachy waves at home. (I Spy DIY)

How Fashion Club fave Clueless is still influencing fashion two decades later. (Vogue)

These little white dresses are perfect for summer. (Made By Girl)

Are indie brands the answer for plus-size fashion? (Racked)

Quick summer makeup tips, because it's too hot to linger in the ladies. (The Beauty Department)

Steal Chrissy Teigen's look for less. (The Budget Babe)

Dresses

1. Paisley Print Belted Dress, $22.90, forever21.com
2. Chiffon Crochet Trim Dress, $30, topshop.com
3. Flared Dress, $24.99, hm.com
4. Print Empire Waist Dress, $19, joefresh.com
5. Jada Dress, $30, brandymelvilleusa.com

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Angeles Morales, Fashion Club President and soon-to-be junior at Hialeah Gardens Senior High School in Florida, shares her Top 10 Playlist and her thoughts on fashion.

Ever since I was a little girl, dressing up and showing the world my personal style has always come naturally to me. I held my first drawing pencil at the age of two, and began drawing. By the age of eight, I had developed the skills to draw fashion figures.

Watching the Style Network and the show "How Do I Look" inspired me to be more into fashion. Fashion is a large part of who I am as a person.

What I love most about fashion design is the ability to create something and see it evolve and come to life with just fabric and imagination.

Making people feel beautiful with what you create is pleasing. Also meeting others with the same interests and aspirations in the fashion world is very comforting.

My personal style varies from bold and exotic to laid back, yet cute and comfortable. Also, I wear a lot of activewear as I have a passion for running and working out.

I own many halter tops because you can style them with any type of bottom and look super cute! Mixing and matching is something I do religiously, and also layering. It's so efficient, cheap and easy. But let's not forget a cute pair of Bertinni heels!

Top 10 Playlist: Angeles Morales 

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If you're a Fashion Club member and would like to be profiled on our Style+Music blog series, message us on Twitter @fashionclub.

Birkenstock Curacao Double Band Slide Sandal

Talk about a comeback--Birkenstocks are officially the comeback kid of summer. These sandals, ubiquitous in the '90s, slipped quietly into a "hippies only" genre for many years and the fashion sect discredited them as being stylish. But now they are once again considered de rigueur for warm weather, and we've seen celebs, fashion editors, and countless bloggers rocking them. These Birkenstock 'Curacao' Double Band Slide Sandals are our pick and we can't wait to pair them with a few of our flirtiest summer frocks. 

Selena Gomez

It's no secret that Selena Gomez has one of the most enviable heads of hair in the entertainment industry, so it was really just a matter of time before she nabbed a beauty contract to show it off. Sure enough, Pantene, the brand that's practically synonymous with hair care, has inked a deal with the 22-year old "Come & Get It" singer and her silky, brunette tresses.  "I've always loved using Pantene, so it's a dream come true to be the brand's newest ambassador," the starlet said in a press release. "Not only because Pantene stands for strong, healthy hair but also because it encourages women to be their best selves." This is Gomez's first beauty deal, but we suspect it won't be her last. 

 

Lucky magazine

It's official--finally. Lucky magazine's print edition is closing down. It's been a long time coming, and it seems like we've been reporting on this inevitable shut down for ages. Most recently, we had confirmation that the fashion glossy was to reduce publication and become a premium, coffee table style quarterly magazine similar to Net-a-Porter's The Edit, with the new format launching in September (that news hit our desk less than a month ago). Rumors are swirling that the entire Lucky franchise--print, digital, and e-commerce--will be shutting down after one of the investors pulled out, but nothing has been confirmed as there are still three other investors in talks to keep the digital side of the house going. Lucky was definitely one of our favorite monthly reads, and we're sad to see it go. 

 

Gap

There will no longer be a Gap on every street corner. The San Francisco-based retailer, known best for peddling denim and khakis, announced last week that it is shutting down 175 of its North American stores and cutting 250 jobs from its headquarters. "These decisions are very difficult, knowing they will affect a number of our valued employees, but we are confident they are necessary to help create a winning future for our employees, our customers, and our shareholders," Gap's global president Jeff Kirwan said. The company will continue to operate 800 stores across the U.S., which includes 300 outlets. 

Cher from Clueless

Tips for becoming a master shopper. (College Fashion)

French fashion designer Giambattista Valli created 5 gorgeous lipstick shades for MAC. (Popsugar)

58 times Taylor Swift looked flawless...but who's counting? (Seventeen)

We're totally swooning over this summery, all-white outfit. (Poor Little It Girl)

Abercrombie & Fitch has a new menswear designer. (InStyle)

How to create a subtle smokey eye for day, no makeup brushes required. (xo Vain)

The new arrivals from Rachel Parcell's jewelry line, Pink Peonies Collection, are giving us life! (Pink Peonies)

Summer is the perfect time to start taking risks when it comes to accessorizing. (The New York Times)

5 bags Jane Birkin would approve of. (Bag Snob)

Beauty inspiration fresh from the streets of New York. (Refinery 29)

Mercedes Benz Intense

Fragrance designer André Barnwell, who teaches Fundamentals of Fragrance in FIDM's Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing Program, is our guest beauty blogger, reviewing fragrances and reporting on fragrance trends. André says...

Father's Day is Sunday. Do you have a gift? Is your dad intense, and does he like fragrance? If you've answered, "No, yes, and yes," consider this as the perfect gift for him. Mercedes-Benz Intense for Men is an intensified version of the original fragrance. It has top notes of Calabrian bergamot, lemon, and Italian mandarin; middle notes of violet leaf, Bourbon pepper, galbanum, nutmeg, and violet; and base notes of cedar, Bourbon vetiver, patchouli, and cetalox. Mercedes-Benz Intense comes in a 75ml and 120 ml eau de toilette spray.

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Cameron Hughes is the latest Fashion Club Member to participate in our new Style+Music series here on the Fashion Club blog. She's a graduating senior at Andrean High School in Merrillville, Indiana, and will be attending FIDM in the fall! Check out her Top 10 Playlist below and how she feels about fashion.

Everyone calls me Cam, or Cammie Bradshaw; I am currently working on a blog with that handle, actually. I love to laugh and I love fashion.

Ever since I was five years old I've wanted to be a fashion designer. Designing is the perfect outlet for all the energy I have. It is so incredible to think that I can create something so real; everything we wear someone had to think of that concept and create it. That is what makes fashion beautiful. I will be attending FIDM in October of this year. 

Coco Chanel perfectly described fashion when she said, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Fashion is my favorite form of art.

I always say that I have fashion schizophrenia because I change my styles so often.

If I want to feel really feminine, I will wear pastels and materials that flow.

If I want to feel like the keyboard player in an obscure indie band, I will wear my favorite motorcycle jacket with the zippers on it.

If I want to feel like Barbie, I will wear something shiny. I love how glitter looks when it catches the light.

If I want feel like a backup dancer for a '90s rap group, I will wear cute high top sneakers and a graphic t-shirt.

If I want to feel like Carrie Bradshaw, I will put two unlikely things together and be adventurous.

My wardrobe depends on the day. I believe you should wear what makes you feel happy, and not blindly follow trends or try to make a boy notice you. Let your personality shine through the fabric!

Top 10 Playlist: Cameron Hughes

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