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Kendall Jenner IS the new face of Esteé Lauder

Kendall Jenner’s star continued to rise over the weekend as the young beauty staked her claim on the title, the new face of Estée Lauder via a post on Instagram.

Jenner is poised to be featured in print and television ads for Lauder, as well as digital content which she will produce for her own social media channels. In a statement from the brand, Jenner was called ”the ultimate Instagirl” (courtesy her staggering 15 million Instagram followers) — a move we can only assume implies that the beauty label intends to use Jenner’s social media reach to draw in a younger generation of women.

Paired with the youngest Kardashian’s 13-page spread in the most recent issue of Vogue (Dec.), Jenner is making serious headway on her desire to be taken seriously by the modeling industry. Congratulation Kendall!

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Vogue.com celebrates curves with new lingerie spread

In a move towards embracing a positive body image for all women, Vogue.com has put it’s money where it’s mouth is with a stunning plus-size lingerie spread that will leave you wondering why the fashion tome’s website took so long to do it!

The spread featured the cream of the crop top plus-size models, like Marquita Pring, Inga Eiriksdottir and Ashley Graham in envy-worthy onsie, and bra and pantie sets that put the focus on the beauty of embracing women’s vast variety of body types.

Shot by legendary photography Cass Bird, the black and white shoot is absolutely beautiful and a positive step towards the fashion mag catering to positive body image. Kudos Vogue.com!

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Name dropping with Kendall Jenner

Cementing the fact that she’s gunning for supermodel status, Kendall Jenner — yes, of the Kardashian Klan — has officially dropped her last name in favor of the mega-model-making single moniker. It may be premature, considering the elite company she’s attempting to keep — Kate, Naomi, Gisele — but in some respects it makes sense.

“I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn’t take me seriously as a model because of the TV show,” the teen model lamented. “I went on castings, and some people weren’t feeling me because of my name.” With the ever fickle tastes of the fashion world not exactly jibing with reality TV, and considering that the model’s client list includes the likes of tastemakers like Vogue, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy and Chanel, it doesn’t seem like a bad career move for Jenner…

I mean Kendall.

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Vive Septembre! The September issues are here!

They’re Heeerrreee… fall’s official entry isn’t complete until the fashion elite have doled out their big issue darlings — the overstuffed and iconic September issues of fashion tomes like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. This season ushers in covers featuring a spate of prerequisite celebs like Chloë Grace Moretz, Rihanna and Blake Lively, the triumphant return of the supermodel, one iconic beauty’s grand-daughter, and several nods to 60′s-inspired fashion.

So here we go. Let’s take a gander at the covers that will be eating up space on your coffee table for the next month. Vive Septembre!

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Rihanna Works Her Magic On Vogue

Today’s offering is the latest cover girl turn of pop icon Rihanna, who cuts a stylish figure on Vogue magazine’s March issue. The singer doled out sage styling advice paired with enviable beauty inspiration in an interview/photo spread for the illustrious fashion tome with quotes like, ”You can do anything with a great jacket, the bigger the better. You can have any silhouette underneath. It gives you an attitude. It makes a gown look cool.” and, “My jewelry’s all fake—from Claire’s. Or I get it from my mom’s boutique in Barbados. Her shop’s called FAB-U-LUS.”

Of course, not all of Rihanna’s advice is practical for real life. ““It’s not about pain. It’s about the commitment.” the popstar told the mag. “I say to myself, ‘I want to look like this,’ and worry about the pain later. I’ve had nights I had to tiptoe home and the balls of my feet wouldn’t even allow me to stand.” Commitment indeed.

 

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Lena Dunham’s Vogue Part Deux

Lena Dunham does it again, landing on the cover of this month’s Vogue magazine, and looking fresh, flirty, and fabulous!

The Girls star much anticipated cover for Anna Wintour’s mag is a refreshing change from Vogue’s typical cover fare (size 0 to 4), and is another stylish notch in Dunham’s bedpost, particularly after she wowed the red carpet in that canary yellow number at last weekend’s Golden Globes. What most people don’t know, is that this isn’t the first time Dunham paired up with fashion’s most respected lady mag.

In a 1998 Vogue interview, a then 11-year old Dunham claimed she wanted to be a fashion designer, espousing the merits (and expensive price tag) of Jil Sander. You can read the full interview here.

We were hoping Vogue would go further by offering up a full-body beauty shot of Dunham, but that being said, the look is stylish, playful and eminently beautiful, and is one that we hope will cement the stars role as fashion muse.

 

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Coffee Table Real-Estate: The September Issue

It’s almost here… September.  Harbinger of the end of summer, Fall fashion week, and the long-awaited September issue.

Next month’s fashion tomes have been likened to the bible of annual style to the heavy-weight champion, but bible or boxing, it’s hard to deny the effect September issues of magazines like Vogue, InStyle, and W have on the fashion world.

Crammed full of advertisements (oh, so many advertisements) and the very latest in style, trends, and beauty advice, it’s obvious why starlets and models vie to snag a September issue cover, so we thought we’d unveil some of this year’s big winners for you.  From Jennifer Lawrence’s Vogue issue, to Lady Gaga’s multiple V magazine covers, to Drew Barrymore’s InStyle issue, celebs are covering a slew of September’s whoppers, while model/celebs get their due with Kate Moss fronting Interview, Cara Delevingne on W, and Kate Upton on Elle.  Here’s a little visual preview of the issues that will be taking up the real-estate on your coffee table.

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Trend Watch: Are Splashlights The New Ombre?

Today’s trend alert might be premature, but given the recent spate of NY Fashion Week hashtag teases and Vogue’s September issue coverage, we’re going to go ahead and call “splashlights” the next big thing.  Taking up where the “ombre” left off, “splashlights” are a horizontal band of bleached hair that wraps around the head from ear to ear.  Making its first appearance on colorist Aura Friedman’s Tumblr account, “splashlights” — inspired by the stylists desire to “create the effect that a laser beam is hitting your hair at a certain spot”— involves painting bleach onto a small horizontal section of hair, starting with the undermost layers and covering the hair above and below the stripe with a color close to the natural hair shade.

Friedman added to the trend-speculation by posting a picture of another of her clients receiving the “splashlight” treatment, and another snap of herself dying stripey extensions with hashtags reading: #nyfw and #prep.  It looks like “splashlights” are lining up to be yet another milestone in Friedman’s already impressive track record of hair trends, which include the ombré and the pastel streak that stormed 2012′s red carpets, but time will tell.  In the meantime, let us know:  Will you line up to try the “splashlight” hair trend?

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Raquel Zimmermann & Joan Smalls for Vogue March 2013

vogue, joan smalls, raquel zimmermann, vogue march 2013

 

Raquel Zimmermann and Joan Smalls are featured in “To Rome With Love” for Vogue March 2013. The story line is shot by photographer Mario Testino and crosses the line into an androgynous Joan Smalls dressed in ultra-masculine looks, holding closely to Zimmerman in a girl-meets-boy-meets-girl perspective. The couple are captured in compromising standstills, effortlessly tailored suits and feminine aesthetics that pull out more than a simple fashion shot. This beauties is art at its finest. Styling was done courtesy of Tonne Goodman, hair by Christiaan and make-up by Tom Pecheux.

The pair take a romantic art tour of Italy, flirting, kissing and embracing before our eyes in a bliss that just so happens to occur in high fashion. See more of the shoot below and grab your copy of Vogue on newsstands now. joan smalls, raquel zimmermann, vogue march 2013

joan smalls, raquel zimmermann, vogue march 2013

joan smalls, raquel zimmermann, vogue march 2013

joan smalls, raquel zimmermann, vogue march 2013

joan smalls, raquel zimmermann, vogue march 2013

joan smalls, raquel zimmermann, vogue march 2013

 

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Music As Muse: Saint Laurent Loves Sky Ferreira

Rock ‘n roll meets couture isn’t exactly a groundbreaker in the pairing department, but we are particularly excited to see Saint Laurent’s latest music-as-muse face-du-jour: crooner Sky Ferreira.

Tapping the singer was the brands latest move towards a much more edgy aesthetic under the guidance of Hedi Slimane, and stays right on cue with the designers penchant for the music world, including the recent appearance of rocker Gwen Stefani on the cover of Vogue sporting pieces from the Saint Laurent spring 2013 collection. The lookbook features a very pouty Ferreira and is all leather and lace, and monochromatic looks — not a stretch for the singer (or the brand) for that matter, but still one that continues to lead the charge for Saint Laurent to appeal to the cool girls.

 

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