LURA Eyewear Campaign Stars America’s Next Top Model’s Marvin Cortes

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Newly launched luxury eyewear brand LURA Eyewear recently debuted its Summer 2014 collection, which consists of four classic frame designs, each minimally styled with handcrafted gold metalwork. Each frame is handmade in Italy and fitted with Carl Zeiss lenses, while the 24-karat gold-plated, .925 sterling silver accents are hand finished in Los Angeles.

The ‘Vision Becomes Truth’ video campaign features model Marvin Cortes rocking the Alegre One and Alegre Two frames, while model Kassandra Mahea can be seen sporting the Miller Highbrow and McInroy Four frames. Cortes may look familiar, as he rose to fame after appearing on Season 20 of “America’s Next Top Model.” Each style is available in black, with or without the metal accents. The frames are currently available to order at www.lura.us, with prices ranging from $225 to $295.

 

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Justin Beiber and Cody Simpson Collaborate to Make Pop Music Gold

2 September, 2014 All, Music No comments

What do you get when you sit in a music studio for 7 days till 6 in the morning? 12 new Justin Beiber and Cody Simpson song collaborations that are sure to be pop music gold!  During an interview with the Tribute this past week,  Simpson shed light on his recent work Justin Beiber. “He gave me a call a couple months back and I guess he’d seen some little clips I posted on Instagram of me playing guitar and jamming and soloing, and he was like, “Man, you’re getting really good. I’d love you to come and write.”‘  After that fateful call, A new album is in the works.

The collaboration album is set to release in November but for all the fans that can’t wait that long, keep an eye on Beiber and Simpson’s Twitter for new Details.

 

The 8 NYFW Newcomers You Need To Know About

With the kick-off of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in just a couple days, Annex gives you a sneak peak at some of our favorite upcoming designers debuting at NYFW.

1. Collina Strada

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This line is the perfect combination of vintage prints and brilliant ethnic patterns in a modern and sleek way. The designer, Hillary Taymour, originally began Collina Strada as a small collection for her fashion forward friends and then with some time it has grown into something unique and life-changing.

2. Sandy Liang

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The line to be debuted this week is the second collection from the New York based designer and with pastels, furs and larger than life proportions we are sure you will be impressed. The line is overall the perfect balance of feminine and modern classics and we think you might agree this will soon be New York’s former best kept secret.

3. Zoe Jordan

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Usually showing in London, Jordan was chosen by the British Fashion Council to take part in a program the offers contemporary designers to receive special mentorship. The sporty and chic line is great for anyone who likes to show their playful side.

3. Devon Halfnight Leflufy

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Upon exploring this website, there isn’t much more to say than urban-craziness. Based in Belgium, Leflufy was a finalist in this year’s H&M Design Award and is being stocked at Opening Ceremony, which seems to be the perfect home for him. The menswear will be showing as part of Made Fashion Week.

4. Edie Parker

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New to fashion week in a different way than our other participants, Edie Parker’s sought after clutches have been in the hands of fashionistas for years on the streets outside of fashion week. But, this year the beautifully crafted and witty line will be debuted at fashion week.

5. Amir Taghi

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Nuanced sophistication and class comes in the form of Amir Taghi this year. The persian culture inspired collection is just on the cusp of greatness. Taghi launched his first collection at age 15 and was enrolled at Central Saint Martins this summer.

6. Isa Arfen

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Futuristic and innovative, designer Serafina Sama has been showing in Paris for the past few seasons despite being based in London and this season will be showing in New York at Milk Studios. Already sold at Opening Ceremony and Net-a-Porter we are excited to have her modern simplicity in the states.

7. Hanley Mellon

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Nicole Hanley Mellon and her husband Matthew Mellon created this lifestyle brand making Hanleymellon.com the ultimate insiders’ lifestyle-guide. The original women’s luxury sportswear collection will be launching on ecommerce October 15. It is said that each collection will be inspired by a different global destination-sounds perfect for travel enthusiasts.

8. Kempner

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This is the line your grandmother would be able to get on board with. Meggie and Chris Kempner launched earlier this year with their grandmother being the main point of inspiration for the collection resulting in sophisticated casual wear with feminine and classic patterns.

Well, now that we are done with that, we suggest you do even more research on the designers listed above if you were attracted to any of them at all because we have a feeling that these are going to be the next big names to pay attention to.

Urban Outfitters Debuts Fall Collection Activewear Line, Without Walls

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The fall collection for Urban Outfitters’ activewear line Without Walls has arrived, and is full of bold patterns and fun colors that will motivate even those who dread working out to get to the gym. The “Run Free” line includes sports bras, tights, shorts, tanks and jackets – everything you could possibly need to give your fall workout wardrobe a boost. Standouts from the collection include the Half-Zip Top featuring mesh panels and multi-color geometric print, and the adorable Pink and Blue Run Tight. The collection is available to shop in-store and online, and ranges from $28 to $128, with the majority of items retailing for under $60.

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Theophilus London Premieres New Single “Tribes” ft. Jessie Boykins III

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Brooklyn based rapper Theophilius London has released his new single, “Tribes” feat. Jessie Boykins III. The two minute track produced by Brodinski and Club Cheval is the the first single off his forthcoming album, “Vibes!” which is set to release later this fall. The release of “Tribes” comes days after London released the cover art for his album. The cover art was created with the help of  non other than the legendary Karl Legerfeld of Chanel.

If the art direction and new single are any indicators of what’s to come, we can surely anticipate seeing more of TL in the upcoming seasons!

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Now Playing: Love Me Harder- Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd

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Ariana Grande has been producing hit after hit and her new album, My Everything is no different. Off her eagerly anticipated album, the song “Love Me Harder” is something very different from her usual stuff. The Weeknd lends his smooth vocals to accompany Grande in this catchy song.

 

Check it out below!

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Marshall Headphones Shot Their Fall Ad Campaign at a French Castle

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Marshall  has been an iconic name in rock ‘n’ roll amongst musicians and fans alike since the creation of its first amp during the ’60s. The Marshall Headphones Autumn 2014 campaign, entitled Exile, was inspired by the moment when bands feel the urge to seek refuge – be it from others, monotony, or from themselves. A place to rejuvenate without restriction, alter perspectives, and where an atmosphere of abandon, debauchery, and excess prevail.

The campaign was shot over a period of five days at a castle in Valence, France, where lifestyle photographer Jason Lee Parry stayed with models, as well as musicians from the bands Graveyard, Arrows of Love and The Family Rain. This uninhibited environment gave Parry an all-access pass to shoot candidly at any time during the day or night, and the raw material he captured fully embodies the authentic spirit of this unique campaign.

The Major over-hear headphones featured in the campaign retail for $120, while The Minor in-ear buds retail for $60. There’s no need to worry about the headphones clashing with your outfit, as they’re available in universally flattering color ways including black, brown and white.

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Kendall Jenner Just Dropped Her Last Name

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Kendall Jenner wants to be known simply as ‘Kendall’ from now on, following in the footsteps of mononymous supermodels Iman and Twiggy. The reality TV star-turned-model dropped her last name in an effort to advance her modeling career, and disassociate herself from her reality TV fame. The name change is official, as the 19 year-old model is listed as Kendall in her online portfolio on her agency’s website. However, she is still known by her full name to her fans, as she has yet to implement the name change on her Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Image via Refinery29

 

Beyonce Brings Her Surfbort and Cat Ears For CR Fashion Book

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Beyoncé gives us lessons in how to be #flawless as CR Fashion Book’s cover star. The editorial, so very appropriately titled Queen B, was shot by Pierre Debusschere, while Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci provided guest creative direction. Queen Bey teaches us how to rock a long t-shirt and corset combo while posing in front of a Chanel #surfbort, demonstrates the proper way to sport cat ears while decked out in a Saint Laurent cape and heels, and shows us that in order to pull off a top fashioned out of twisted Comme des Garçons knit sweaters, one must do a plié. Issue No. 5 of CR Fashion Book hits newsstands September 4, which also happens to be Queen Bey’s birthday.

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It’s Official! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Tied the Knot in France

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Longtime loves Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been engaged since 2012, and the couple’s rep confirmed that Brangelina finally tied the knot in a top-secret ceremony in Correns, France last Saturday. According to People, the ceremony took place at the couple’s wine-growing estate, Château Miraval, which boasts a 35-room main house, chapel, and vineyard that spans over 1,100 acres.

In honor of the happy couple’s wedded bliss, here’s a #TBT to some of their sweetest red carpet moments!

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