G-Shock Launches First Collection Designed Exclusively for Women

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Remember those Baby-G watches that were popular in elementary school? If you’ve been waiting for a fashionable revival of the durable watches you know and love then you’re in luck! Casio is launching a sophisticated, grown-up watch for active women by expanding its G-Shock brand to include the S Series, the brand’s first collection designed exclusively for women.

In a quote from Women’s Wear Daily, Vice President of Timepiece Division of Casio North America David Johnson explains that the female focused S Series will appeal to “a fashion-forward female that is looking for an accessory to complement her modern and active lifestyle” and provide the brand with “a new look and new consumer to build upon in the future.”

The design of the S Series will differ from that of the original G-Shock watch with its smaller size and new colors and prints, which will make it appealing to female customers.

Victoria’s Secret model Josephine Skriver will star in the upcoming ad campaign and will appear in a short film to promote the collection.

G-Shock will launch its new S Series collection online and in select fashion boutiques and jewelry stores in September, with prices ranging from $99 to $130.

Image via Women’s Wear Daily

 

Vogue US and Vogue UK are in Cahoots?

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Well of course they work together, they are family. But the September issue of Vogue UK has got us asking some questions.

We all know how important a September issue of Vogue is.

This September Cara Delevingne will be gracing Vogue UK’s cover for the 3rd time.
Fun Fact: This September will be Vogue UK’s largest issue published with just over 460 pages!

The spread which was photographed by Mario Testino shows off an elegant sixties vibe. The cover particularly highlights Cara in Nicolas Ghesquiere’s debut Louis Vuitton collection.

If any of this is sounding familiar to you, that is because it should! The photos, however great they may be, mirror that of the American Vogue July issue almost exactly. We are referring to the July issue in which Delevingne actually wore the same Louis Vuitton look and the same hair and make-up.
It is being speculated that it could have been the same shoot, however, nothing has been clarified at this time.

Here at Annex we know first-hand how stressful putting an issue together can be, but for Vogue UK, it seems odd that they would let their September issue slip in such a way.
We are sure someone will be getting to the bottom of this.

But, until then, enjoy the photos and wait in anticipation for not only this September issue but for them all. It is our favorite time of the year and we are guessing you probably like it too.

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Leave It Up to Madewell to Make Us Wish It Were Fall

Just released today, Madewell’s fall line is making us do something we never thought we would do; wish summer away!
We know, it sounds crazy and over dramatic, but after you take a look at some of the styles below, you will understand too.

The denim that you have come to know and love is all shinny and new for their upcoming seasons to shine.

Also, introducing a new silhouette this season, the Alley Straight, which is very similar to your Madewell skinnies but with a straighter fit throughout.

But of course there is more to drool over than just the denim, the fall line includes plenty of moto-inspired jackets, tea-length skirts and of course sweaters and everyone’s favorite chambray button-ups! There is a lot of denim (of course), leather, wool and individual textiles in neutral colors.

It is safe to say that these will be the key items that will define your fall wardrobe.

After all is said and done, we have got to give a hats off to the styling done for the lookbook. Though Madewell pieces are generally simple pieces standing alone, the artistry comes in the way that you put them altogether, and they have given us plenty of inspiration to feed off of for the entire upcoming season.

So, if we could just skip through to fall, we would be ever so happy.

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Images via Fashionista.com

Sleek and Sexy with Roland Mouret x Banana Republic

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Designer collabs are one of our favorite things on this planet. Capsule collections are like a little bit of Christmas joy dropped off at any particular time of the year, reminding us how wonderful our wardrobe can be and picking us up at our lowest of times.

Roland Mouret’s 25 piece capsule collection for Banana Republic is no exception to all these fuzzy feelings either.

The sleek lines, curve hugging and overall universally flattering garments are going to easily become staples for your fall and winter wardrobe.
The color scheme, which was kept very simple, revolves around a lot of black and white with hints of color popping in with cranberry and navy.

The line keeps the air of sophistication that we love about Banana Republic but also offers more modern sex-appeal than we are used to from the brand. Which is no problem for us! You? Didn’t think so.

The line also keeps with the trending minimalistic aesthetic but keeps it feminine enough for the everyday woman.

Roland Mouret, who is French and also known for his reputation as being a master of structure and silhouette, offers a bit of his own philosophy to the brand saying that “Dresses are for undressing. We all dress up to undress.”

Well, isn’t that just something else?

You will most definitely feel sexy and sophisticated in these items – as soon as they all go on sale that is.
It all just sounded too good to be true, didn’t it? You knew there would be a catch.

Well, here it is; from now until August 5, two pieces a day will be released to shop. So, you can’t pick up all your favorites at the moment, but if you keep checking back on the website, you might just be lucky enough to snag your favorite items before they hit stores later next month.

Be sure to hit up the lookbook and Roland Mouret’s Behind the Seams video on Banana’s website for some instant visual satisfaction till your items ship!

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Images via BananaRepublic.com

Anja Rubik Covers Porter Magazine’s Fall 2014 Issue

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Net-a-Porter’s print magazine, Porter, features supermodel Anja Rubik on the cover of its fourth issue. Rubik’s cover outfit is a lesson in fall layering done right. Her lavender-hued coat perfectly offsets the jewel tone grass in the ethereal forest background, not to mention those silky green trousers.

Cold weather dressing has never looked so chic.

Inez and Vinoodh photographed Rubik for the issue, which hits newsstands Friday, August 1.

Image via Fashionista.com

Cara Delevingne is the Solo Star For TopShop’s Campaign

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Cara Delevingne has become the first model to appear solo in a Topshop campaign by becoming the star of the store’s latest ads. This girl’s 15 minutes of fame is not running out anytime soon. We are beyond obsessed, it’s no wonder Topshop wanted her all to themselves.

Styled by Topshop’s creative director, and former Vogue fashion editor, Kate Phelan. Photographed by Alasdair McLellan. The series was shot for 12 images and we even have a fun video to share!

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Images via Splash

On The Road with Sasha Pivovarova in Chloé’s Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign

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Supermodels Sasha Pivovarova and Andreea Diaconu are the epitome of boho chic in Chloé’s fall campaign, where the two can be seen roadtripping in a convertible and frolicking through idyllic pastures while rocking fur and feather coats, flowy dresses and perfectly tousled tresses.

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All three images prominently feature Pivovarova’s accessories, including a pair of geometric tortoiseshell sunglasses and purple snakeskin handbag.

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The campaign was shot by Dutch photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin in upstate New York. In addition to the print campaign, Chloé will be releasing an accompanying short film on chloe.com on August 1. The teaser can be viewed on Chloé’s Instagram and Twitter feeds.

 

Images via WWD, Fashion Gone Rogue

Kate Moss x Stella McCartney: Will It Ever Get Old?

Answer: No, it probably wont.

This is Kate’s 7th campaign for Stella McCartney and we can’t say we are at all mad about it.
They are indeed a wonderful combo and we wouldn’t trade it for the world.

For this fall, Moss was styled by, long-time friend, Stella McCartney herself and photographed in London by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

The ads which feature Moss in a frame of zippered boarders with naturally textured backgrounds is whimsical, sophisticated and winter themed (i.e. the iceberg background textures in a few of the ads) – in the least obvious of ways.

The focus of the campaign, apparently, was meant to be the Cavendish bag, but we can’t help letting our eye wander to the outskirts of the images where we are finding so much attention to detail.

That is to say, we love it. The entire campaign is a winner in our eyes and we hope you love it just as much as we do, enjoy!

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Blake Lively Launches Her Lifestyle Site ‘Preserve’

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On Monday afternoon, Blake Lively joined the lifestyle club with her site Preserve! Her site has officially launched and it was two days ahead of schedule. Thank goodness because we honestly couldn’t have waited any longer!

Lively describes the purpose of her site as “part magazine, part e-commerce hub, part philanthropic endeavor and above all, a place to showcase the power of imagination, ingenuity, quality, and above all, people.”

It gives an insight to her life in an artistic way. In a way where she inspires us how to live, eat, be, and all in between. She covers topics from taste, intimacy, culture, projects, wellness, style, and celebration.

Watch the video to her site Here!

We can’t wait to see where this site will continue to expand.

Christophe Lemaire is Leaving Hermes!

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Well we have the latest round of creative director musical chairs beginning as we see head designer, Christophe Lemaire leaving the fashion house Hermes. After four years of being artistic director women’s wear the brand, he finally says goodbye. His final collection will be for spring 2015, to be shown in Paris Oct. 1. A replacement has not yet been named.
Do we feel Olivier Theyskins planning to take over this scene? Only time will tell!