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22 Nov

Kate Moss Gave Us All Her Beauty Tips

Photography Daniele + Iango. The Alphabetical Issue, no. 323, 2013

You’re welcome.

This article was originally published by i-D UK. Kate Moss knows her way around a mascara wand. Not only has the Croydon-born, decade-defining supermodel spent more hours in a makeup chair than we’ve spent trying to make our liquid eyeliner, she’s also managed to perfect in seconds the just-got-out-of-bed look, which can take the rest of us mere mortals days (and an entire glam squad) to achieve. To quote Miuccia Prada, "What can one say about Kate that hasn't already been said?" Not much, to be honest. Since her doe-eyes and freckled features first graced the cover of The Facein 1990, she’s had an inordinate influence on style and beauty. She’s the personification of 90s fashion and the definition of supermodel...
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22 Nov

Meet The Brand That’s Revolutionized How I Wash My Hair

PHOTOS COURTESY OF FUNCTION OF BEAUTY

Function of Beauty is personalization at its finest

About a month ago, I was invited to check out Function of Beauty, a brand offering customizable and personalized hair care, at its new NYC-based Beauty Lab offices. I was slightly familiar with the brand and its products offered in an array of pretty pastel shades, but it wasn’t until I entered the showroom—a laboratory-meets-bar space (think: a wall lined with colorful beakers), where my formula was filled and mixed before my eyes—that I realized just how truly unique it really is. The millennial-focused beauty industry is booming, and it’s doing so by promoting individuality above all else. Because what do millennials want most out of a product? Customization and products that are specific...
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22 Nov

Meet Breelayne, The Designer With A Fresh Take On Eco-Friendly Fashion

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Get to know the designer behind her sustainable luxury line.

Breelayne, the designer of her eponymous fashion label, houses her profoundly beautiful designs in a brightly lit studio in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. The airiness breathes life and energy into her sustainable and eco-friendly designs, which seek to empower women through the way they dress. As it stands, the fashion industry is a high octane fueled machine that continues to leave a colossal carbon footprint by pumping out clothes through inefficient production processes that waste energy. Those garments are then transported overseas, burning fossil fuels as they go, and millions of unused textiles end up being thrown away. Breelayne realizes the importance of keeping our environment safe and is...
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22 Nov

5 Truly Gorgeous Ensembles To Wear This Holiday

Daniel King

Rethink your holiday dress code.

Is anything more festive than trying a fabulous new holiday look? While a handful of tried-and-true party dresses would certainly work for the season’s spate of events, right now is the perfect moment to replace your old standards with modern alternatives. These five fresh takes are sure to make spirits bright.

Daniel King
Daniel King

There’s nothing quite like an oversized cardigan to add a comforting touch to a winter party look. And unlike a floor-length dress, it will remain a perfect layering piece long after the holidays are over.
Gabriella Hearst dress, $1,200, matchesfashion.com SHOP; Banana Republic cardigan, $140, SHOP; Aurelie Bidermann necklace, $1,200 SHOP

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Daniel King
Don't underestimate trousers as a standout holiday option. Balance a sparkling pair...
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22 Nov

This New London Shopping Space Is Designed to Make You Happy

Photography by Alexander Coggin

We step inside the newly opened Browns East – a nomadic pop-up shopping experience that will never look the same way twice

Since 1970, the Browns flagship store has been nestled in the heart of Mayfair, commandeering a quintuplet of Georgian townhouses on South Molton Street to house an ever-changing, ever-growing roster of luxury fashion brands. As one of Britain’s longest standing boutiques – and the first to sell multiple brands in London – it has a reputation within the industry for bringing the very best new design names to London; a precedent set by owners Joan and Sidney Burstein from day one. Mrs Burstein’s unparallelled knack for talent spotting resulted in a long string of firsts for fashion in the capital,...
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21 Nov

Juicy Couture Is Coming To Tv In All Its 90s Glory

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That's hot.

Juicy Couture has recently appeared on the runway of Vetements and the butt of Petra Collins. But a new TV show on the brand is taking us all the way back to the trashionista staple’s 90s beginnings, a whole decade before Britney Spears’s iconic Juicy-themed wedding to Kevin Federline. Juicy Stories will be based on The Glitter Plan, the 2014 memoir/manual from Juicy founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor. The book describes how the BFFs started an era-defining empire with $200, and has garnered some pretty great reviews on GoodReads.com. It is apparently written in first and third person at the same time, and compares the Juicy tracksuit to Chanel’s little black dress. The Juicy saga might be better suited to TV anyway. It’s rife with descriptions of...
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21 Nov

Ashley Graham Calls Out Victoria’s Secret For Lack Of Size Diversity

PHOTO VIA INSTAGRAM.COM/THEASHLEYGRAHAM

The industry still has a long way to go

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show hasn’t even aired yet, and it’s already being met with tons of controversy. Besides the fact that China denied visas for Katy Perry and Gigi Hadid, basically barring them from appearing at the show, the brand is now being met with criticism from Ashley Graham for their lack of size diversity. The model, author, designer, and body activist took to Instagram yesterday to post a photo of herself in lingerie and angel wings from an Addition Elle show she’d previously walked in. Graham captioned the photo: “Got my wings! .. my #AdditionElle wings! #thickthighssavelives,” which many took to be a subtle jab at Victoria Secret’s consistent lack of plus size representation on the runway. And while the...
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21 Nov

Serge Lutens On Bottling The Scent Of Lost Milk Teeth

Photography by Esther Theaker, Set design by Amy Stickland

The olfactory luminary discusses his latest fragrance, Dent de Lait, which captures the bittersweet evanescence of childhood innocence

“My history in fragrance was driven by a defined personal journey; it wasn’t a choice or a wish. Let’s just say I couldn’t escape it,” says master perfumer Serge Lutens, his turn of phrase characteristically poetic and mysterious. Lutens is a singularly gifted storyteller, a quality noted by his schoolteachers when he was a young boy, and one which has gone on to underscore his many adult triumphs. These span his early work in make-up artistry for the likes of French Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar in 1960s Paris; his pioneering beauty line and accompanying campaign imagery for Dior in the 1970s; and his groundbreaking tenure at Shiseido,...
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21 Nov

On View: Louis Vuitton X Jeff koons

PHOTOGRAPHY: THERESE ALDGARD

Louis Vuitton and Jeff Koons have collaborated on a series of luxury handbags, paying homage to some of the most iconic artwork in history.

This article appears in the pages of V110, on newsstands now. Jeff Koons and Louis Vuitton’s first round of wearable artworks, dubbed the Masters Collection, was unveiled in the spring. For the pieces, the artist referenced his controversial Gazing Ball paintings. Known for their glistening blue reflective spheres and precise reproductions of masterpieces, Koons’s works and the LV bags they inspired are a thoroughly modern riff on some of the most important moments in art history. In this latest variation of Koons-tweaked Vuitton bags, the gazing ball theme is utilized yet again, appearing in the reflective type treatment. And while...
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21 Nov

The Brand Making Leather Handbags Inspired By Modernist Art

Wandler Photography by Leonardo Scotti

We speak with the founder of Wandler, a new luxury leather goods brand fusing vibrant colour with minimalist design principles

Who is it?
Luxury leather goods brand Wandler
Why do I want it?
A distinctive minimalist aesthetic with a dynamic use of colour
Where can I find it?
Net-a-Porter, and coming soon to select boutiques worldwide

Who is it? In the seven months that Wandler has been active as a luxury leather goods brand, it has caught the eye of buyers working at some of the most high-end e-tailers worldwide. Having launched on Net-a-Porter just last week, its handbags, crafted in Italy, are also due to be stocked at Matches and Browns early next year. But for founder Elza Wandler, the move towards full-time accessory design is a...
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