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American Fashion News for 7 Nov 2013

'Blue,' Through Lesbian Eyes

The New York Times - 7 Nov 2013 00:47
'Blue,' Through Lesbian EyesThe new film about a teenager and her female lover is getting mixed reviews from those it aims to depict.     
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Abercrombie & Fitch FinallyPhoto: Via Abercrombie & Fitch. We get it: Some people just don't get the memo when everyone else does. And, maybe that's been the case with Abercrombie & Fitch, who just announced that it'll be... expanding its sizes beyond a 10. According to The Frisky, this major mall brand will finally be catering to a demographic that's been seriously neglected. While other mass retailers like ASOS and Forever 21 have already created plus-size options that are just as inspired as its straight-size lines, A&F has still been sticking to the same old tricks -- namely, creating jeans that may work on a preteen but create a challenge for most women who have curves. Hopefully, this new step for the brand will mean jeans that look amazing on a range of all body types and cozy sweaters that flatter a size six as...
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so easy, so white

The Fashion Fruit - 7 Nov 2013 09:30
so easy, so whiteA day with blue sky and the sun warming your skin even now we are still in mid-November. A lunch in Arco della Pace, one of the few areas in the city where you are not caught between super busy... streets but you can eat outdoors with the green of Sempione Park that surrounds you. Some walk around there, to observe the fantastic apartments on the top floors of the buildings of one of my favorite areas of Milan .. yes because since childhood I'm obsessed with houses and I always look around! : D
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Selena Gomez Lounges In Sexy Lingerie For Flaunt Magazine

The Huffington Post - 7 Nov 2013 22:47
Wasn't Selena Gomez just saying she's constantly being told she's "not sexy enough?" We can't imagine anyone will continue to say that after seeing the 21-year-old's photo shoot for Flaunt magazine.... Shot by Amanda de Cadenet, the photos feature Gomez lounging on a bed in lacy black lingerie, or an oversized sweater and donning a short black wig with blunt bangs. Gomez may not normally show as much skin as some of her peers in the music industry, but it's safe to say she can pull off sexy when she wants to. For more photos of Selena getting in touch with her sexy side, head over to Flaunt.
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What Pamela Anderon’s Pixie Cut Means

New York Mag - 7 Nov 2013 22:46
What Pamela Anderon’sIt's official: Pamela Anderson is a member of the Pixies. Joining the "band" of celebrities who have cut off their hair at some point, to indicate something to the world, she follows in the footsteps... of Beyoncé, Emma Watson, Michelle Williams, and most recently, Jennifer Lawrence. Appearing on The Ellen ... More     
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Shock Values: JenniferWhat is surprising about an image of Jennifer Lawrence—ensconced in the fuselage of a private jet, wearing a simple white tank, gold chain, and blazer—like the one the Oscar-winner posted to her... Facebook today? Nothing, really, if it weren’t for the noticeable absence of her celebrated blonde waves.Surprise! I have a pixie cut!
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Is Perfectionism Holding YouWhat is perfectionism and workaholism vs. a simple desire to do your best and succeed? And, what happens when our obsession with perfection begins to actually undermine us or interfere with our... emotional health? The experts of at Huffington Post put together a list of 14 signs your need to be flaw-free has gotten way out of control. Some clear indications? One, you're highly critical of others. The age-old adage that we cannot accept in others what we refuse to accept in ourselves is undoubtedly more true than not. So, if you resent the fact that you have trouble going to the gym in the morning, and you find yourself vocally criticizing your partner for being too lazy to get up, that might be a sign that you're taking out your perfectionist tendencies on someone else. Also,...
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Karl On Photoshop: 'Models EndHe may not be the most down-to-earth designer, but even Karl Lagerfeld isn't a fan of too much Photoshop in fashion shoots. During a talk with actress Jessica Chastain at Lincoln Center last night,... the Chanel designer took a surprising stance on retouching, lamenting the common practice of Photoshopping models beyond recognition. According to Fashionista, Karl stated: "[We are] easily in a period of over-retouching... Some models [end up] look[ing] as if they are coming out of a funeral parlor, all life taken out of the face, I hate that." It's a somewhat surprising comment coming from Karl, since more often than not, he appears to be more out-of-touch with industry realities than in tune with them. He's dismissed the rampant issue of body and eating disorders in fashion, once remarking...
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At The CFDA/Vogue Fashion FundA day of competition includes meeting with a model, having your design inspected by a formidable panel and gaining some personal insight from a judge.     
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Model Jessica Hart May Have Invented Top Knots

New York Mag - 7 Nov 2013 21:36
Model Jessica Hart May HaveLast night's WSJ. Innovator Awards were all about breaking new ground, so it seemed only right to poll guests on innovations they've contributed to the world. Answers ranged from cookie recipes... (Karlie Kloss) to Instagrams (Constance Jablonski) to hairdos. "The top knot," said model Jessica Hart. "I've been doing that ... More     
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley &Each week FashionTV rounds up the most fashionable highlights of the week buzzing on the web.
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Sephora pulls Kat Von D shade from its shelves after name controversy
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"I never liked being photographed. I just happened to be good at it," Jean Shrimpton told The Guardian in 2011. A reluctant icon she might be, but that just makes us love her even more.
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American Horror Story Recap: Oh, Mother!

Refinery29 - 7 Nov 2013 17:50
American Horror Story Recap:Photo: Courtesy of Michele K. Short/FX. Mother, tell your children not to walk this way. This episode of American Horror Story: Coven goes all Ya-Ya Sisterhood on us and dives deep into the complexity... of the mom-daughter relationships that frame every family of witches and murderesses. Also, regular humans, probably. Anyway! On to the recap. We've flashed back to antebellum Louisiana, and it's still All Hallows' Eve. Delphine is hosting yet another masquerade ball and sizing up suitors for her daughters. She invites one hapless chap into her Chamber of Horrors (a line that unavoidably recalls the "musty old claptrap" joke on Arrested Development). "I'd fairly swoon when I see the moment of terror register on a handsome face," she tells the suitor. Fellas, if your prospective mother-in-law...
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To celebrate its three new scents, the house asked artists to take memory-based photographs.
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A Stock-Photo Model Speaks Out

New York Mag - 7 Nov 2013 01:22
A Stock-Photo Model Speaks OutLet this be known as the week that awkward, stiff, silent things have made their inner thoughts known to the world at large. First depressed mannequins revealed their existential musings, and now the... Internet's favorite visual punch line -- the stock-photo model -- has opened up. Samantha Ovens broke her ... More     
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Let's face it. We all have two personalities. We are professionals when we are at work. And while at home, we are just us -- a fashionista, an artist, a city slicker, a tomboy or a bohemian goddess.... It's really when we're at home, for the majority of us, that our true style comes out. We shed our work 'uniform' for something far more familiar and comfortable. What if I told you that dividing your personal styles between work and home is a thing of the past? What if your weekend fashion and your work fashion became one? For everyone who struggles to find a personalized way to express themselves in their workplace, here are a few examples that can help you introduce your inner self into your work 'uniform', all while staying perfectly professional. Outfit 1: *SALE* pants - Blazer - *SALE*...
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Anytime Anna Wintour is seen chatting up a Hollywood starlet the rumor mill starts churning about a possible Vogue cover. So when the editrix, who isn't known for her warm and fuzzy personality, was... spotted sharing a laugh and a photo with "12 Years a Slave" actress Lupita Nyong'o, it got us wondering if the Kenyan beauty would be gracing the glossy sometime soon. The faithful encounter took place Tuesday night in New York City where the two ladies were on hand for the 2013 Museum Of Modern Art Film benefit, "A Tribute To Tilda." The 30-year-old star, who stepped out in a Chanel Couture black metallic high-neck dress and silver double-breasted silver jacket, has some major sartorial skills -- which we're sure Anna has picked up on. Couple that with her stunning good looks and all signs...
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Looks from Books: Fashion Inspired by Ender's Game

College Fashion - 7 Nov 2013 00:38
Welcome to the latest edition of Looks from Books, which aims to prove that you can look smart, while still being book-smart, too. Fashion inspiration can be found between the pages of your favorite... stories, on well-designed book covers, and in your favorite characters... if you read closely enough. It’s been one of the most hyped movie releases this fall, and not […]
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CollegeFashionista Finds One of a Kind Fashion at FIT

The Huffington Post - 7 Nov 2013 00:22
CollegeFashionista Style Gurus from The Fashion Institute of Technology are lucky to attend a truly a one-of-a-kind college. Based in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, New... York City, FIT consists of roughly 10,000 students hoping to become the world's next top designers, business owners or artists. The Fashion Institute of Technology is a place that is filled with dedicated, talented and motivated students who worked incredibly hard and stood out among thousands of applicants to receive that FIT acceptance letter in the mail. Although there are thousands of students with different majors and different interests, hopes and dreams, we all share one love: fashion. Whether it's designing the clothing, writing about the clothing or running the businesses that sell,...
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Dystopia Now: Anticipating Fire

The Huffington Post - 7 Nov 2013 23:51
Thoughts on Catching Fire, its media machine and the world at large. If you live in NYC and take the subway, you might have noticed lately that every time it stops, no matter where you are on the... train, Jennifer Lawrence is aiming an arrow at you. I'm sure the entire North American landscape is similarly blanketed with billboards and bus stop signs. I don't mind, in fact, I'm happy to see her. I usually can't sustain anticipation weeks in advance for a film, but Catching Fire's an exception. I devoured all three Hunger Games books, and though I don't know how a movie could live up to such phenomenal hype, I can't wait. The trailers look stunning. After finding out who's playing the new characters, I had to find out about their incredible costumes. A search led me to Capitol Couture. If...
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Buy Now: MAC Masterclass Brush Collection

Beauty Blitz - 7 Nov 2013 23:48
Every great artist relies on their tools to help them achieve their vision. A makeup artist is no different. Whether you're a virgin experimenting with makeup for the first time or a senior artist... working your magic on models backstage at Fashion Week, you need at least a few key makeup brushes to create a beautiful look. While the pros know what they are doing, us regular folk could use a lesson or two on using brushes. MAC Cosmetics is one step ahead of us in the department. No, they aren't sending their artists to our front door (we wish!), but it is the next best thing. They have redesigned the makeup brush to make application effortless and consistent for everyone. Introducing: Masterclass Brush, the future of makeup brushes. The three-piece collection features a new brush head and...
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Huge Gay-Rights Moment: ThePhoto: Via The Atlantic. The long-embattled Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was passed today in the Senate by a 64-to-32 vote. The Democratic caucus led the way, with 10 Republican senators... joining after the Senate avoided a filibuster earlier in the week. "Let the bells of freedom ring," said Republican Senator Jeff Merkley at a press conference earlier today. "We have fought to capture that vision of equality, and liberty, and opportunity, and fairness embedded in our founding documents, in our founding vision. We've taken a huge stride today in that direction." One giant stride, but it's also one small step. The legislation now moves on to the House, but things don't look as rosy on that side of the hall, where Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor have both...
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Style Advice From A Top Creative Director

Refinery29 - 7 Nov 2013 23:30
Style Advice From A TopEvery timeless brand faces the same challenge: How do you inject it with modern-day appeal, while still maintaining the label's signature style? But, Etienne Aigner's creative director Daniela... Bardazzi seems to have a natural flare for striking this delicate balance. Her stints at Michael Kors and Isaac Mizrahi may have prepared her for the business of fashion, but her style and creative eye are an art form all her own. Our visit with Bardazzi confirmed what we've suspected all along: that girls do, in fact, run the world. And, we may have hit her up for some wardrobe advice. When in Rome, right?
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The New Style – Spanish label Zara enlists Chiharu Okunugi and Kasia Struss for its November 2013 lookbook. The duo poses together wearing mannish style perfect for the cool fall-winter months. Just... like Zara’s previous lookbook, Kasia and Chiharu look ultra-cool in the menswear inspired looks. Whether showcasing knit sweaters,
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