Lauren Conrad and Ashley Greene, two beauties who once represented Mark Cosmetics have now passed the crown over to 23 year old, Lucy Hale! Lucy is best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the hit T.V. show, Pretty Little Liars, which premieres its fourth season, tonight! Now that she has become Mark Cosmetics newest beauty ambassador, we will be seeing a lot more of her, and I don’t mind it at all!
“I’m incredibly proud to partner with a brand that is as passionate about empowering women as I am. I’ve been a fan of mark’s products for years, but it was important to me to work with a brand that is truly about beauty on the inside and the outside.” Lucy truly is a beautiful person on the inside and out, and she is a perfect role model for those who are fans of this cosmetic line. The official debut with Lucy and the brand will come out in August, when the brand celebrates their 10 year anniversary. Quite a special year for Lucy as the beauty ambassador!
Phillip Lim took the love for floral as his inspiration for his 2013 resort collection. We see a variety of khaki colors, to black, white, beige, and even periwinkle blue. To top off the floral inspiration, a few of the skirts took the shape of a petal from a flower. Even though this is a resort collection for those who vacation, Lim described it as more of a “make believe staycation,” since people don’t always have time to vacation. Lim stated, “How do you take a vacation when you’re in the studio all night?” I hear ya, Phillip, with everyone having busy schedules these days, it’s almost impossible to find time for a vacation, even if it’s a short one. So the idea of a “staycation” sounds great to me. What do you all think about the resort collection for this year?
My favorite Victoria’s Secret Model, Candice Swanepoel can be found heating up the cover of Vogue Australia’s June issue. Styled by Katie Mossman, Candice slipped into Burberry for the cover. Throughout the issue, she is photographed by Victory Demarchelier where she can also be seen wearing Chanel, Bulgari, Michael Kors, and even a pair of American Apparel socks.
Looking stunning as always, Candice had the opportunity to shoot their annual “body” issue for the year. With a body like hers, I’m sure there is no surprise as to why she was chosen. Candice trains with celebrity trainer, Justin Gelband, who works with many other Victoria’s Secret models, as well. Gelband shares, “I recognised that the girls in the industry were really behind. They weren’t concentrating on their bodies; it was more about not eating, not exercising and doing everything they can to lose the weight as quick as they can.” While many models want to view themselves as “skinny,” Candice works to be considered “fit,” and that is exactly what she is. (Check out her toned arms on the cover!)
So you want a body like a Victoria’s Secret model? Read on to get some personal advice from Justin Gelband:
“To be the best you can be with the body you’ve been given and work on the curves you have, you need to stop looking at what everyone else is doing and stop worrying about the whole quick fix. Anyone can be model fit, anyone can be their own model in their own body. The best thing to do is to work on your nutrition, eat proper foods, get the proper nutrients and minerals and vitamins in your body and then at the same time, exercise properly. If you do that you’re not only going to feel good mentally but physically as well.”
At the 2013 UK Fashion and Textiles (UKFT) Awards, British based designers were being recognized for their hard work in the fashion industry. While many designers and businesses were nominated for awards, and won some, the main award we all looked forward to was “Brand Of The Year,” which went to Ted Baker. The brand has been around for the past 25 years, thanks to the founder, Ray Kelvin.
Ray Kelvin has previously explained how his brand came about, and the reason why he went with the name Ted Baker, instead of his own. “I didn’t want to use my real name. I thought I’d be a failure. I could have gone bankrupt, then my name would have always been associated with a failed company. I’m camera shy, too. That sort of thing isn’t what I’m about. Also, I’m ugly. I don’t want to see my picture everywhere. I’m funny though, which helps.” Kelvin is an extremely humble human being, and whenever anyone takes a picture of him, he likes to cover his face because he admits that he doesn’t really enjoy the limelight. He did not create this brand for fame, or for recognition, he did this because he is truly passionate about men and women’s clothing.
Ray Kelvin approaches the work field a lot differently than most. The environment he creates for the people he works with is a friendly one.“I hug my colleagues every day. I hug the store staff, everyone. They’re all fantastic ambassadors for the brand. I make it my business to know everyone. I give them all nicknames, so I remember people’s names. I want to give them a real career, a “teducation” as we call it. It’s all just one big hug.” A positive environment for employees creates for more positive results, and I think this was a huge factor in the success Ray Kelvin had with his brand.
Iron & Resin. I&R is the brainchild of several friends who are inspired by music and all things outdoors including motorcycling, surfing and skating. Here is the first look at their stylish fall 2013 look book and to also share some exciting news about their collaborations with Dickies and Union Thread by Richer Poorer! Go check it out now!
First look from the lookbook Fall 2013
Dickies X Iron & Resin Collaboration
A brand to change all men’s looks for the fall!
This past Thursday, “The Ultimate Gold Collection,” Fashion Show premiered at the annual film festival in Cannes. Models such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Karolina Kurkova, Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, and more, modeled gold gowns made by Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, Dior, Givenchy, Burberry, Luis Vuitton, Versace, Prada, etc. down the runway. A complete total of 40 lovely models participated in the catwalk for this event which was created as a tribute to Elizabeth Taylor. Also included at the event were live performances from Elie Goulding, Hot Chelle Rae, Dame Shirley Bassey, and other surprise performances. The gowns and accessories worn down the catwalk were absolutely stunning, and there is no doubt that our beloved Elizabeth was proud.
I’m sure everyone has wished they were Beyonce at some point in their life, but correct me if I’m wrong! Anyway, the Queen B has decided to partner with the online website,“Rent the Runway.” The site gives people the opportunity to wear actual designer dresses/gowns for a fraction of the price, by simply renting. The 31 year old fashionista has selected her favorite pieces for her “Beyonce Boutique range,” which will include, sequined dresses, jumpsuits, mini skirts, patterned outfits, and more. “Making women feel confident and beautiful is something I’ve always been passionate about. That’s why joining forces with Rent the Runway was so organic.It’s more than just access to beautiful clothes; it’s about making women look and feel their best.”
This is the perfect site for us fashionistas who love Beyonce’s style, especially because she has personally selected the outfits for the site.
Now does that mean I can call Beyonce my stylist?
What do I love almost as much as I love fashion? Fancy little Café’s, of course! I have always been obsessed with Café’s, and the fact that Giorgio Armani is opening its very own Café has made my entire life. Now, let’s not confuse this one with the “Emporio Armani Caffe,” because the two can easily be mixed up. The Café opening tomorrow in Cannes, Croisette, will serve a variety of Armani branded food and drinks. The menu will include things such as, Armani/Dolci chocolate, tea, and sparkling water.
Just next door will be a small Giorgio Armani boutique for those interested in shopping, after enjoying a nice lunch at the fancy little Café. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to hop on a plane to Cannes, Croisette just to eat at this Café.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley may be a lingerie model for Victoria’s Secret, but this hottie has decided to launch her own line of sexy lingerie. Rosie partnered with M&S (Marks & Spencer) last Summer to begin this partnership for her vintage inspired autograph line.
“I was particularly drawn to the opulent elegance of the Twenties era which really shows in my designs from the sumptuous silks I chose to the intricate deco-inspired embroidery detailing on the garments. The palette was not only inspired by my favorite Twenties pieces, but also it was largely influenced by the rich colours of different types of roses. From the muted tones of dusky pink and green through to dramatic scarlet blooms, I wanted the palette to evoke the beauty of a gorgeous British garden in summer.”
For a little sneak peak of Rosie’s 2013 collection, take a look below of the photos she posted on her Instagram a few days ago. Do you love?!
Rosie explained that her line was thought of with women of all shapes and sizes in mind. This line is for anyone who just wants to look and feel sexy everyday. The line is made up of soft pastel colors for that girly feel. The soft bra cup is comfy and stylish, so it’s PERFECT for a relaxing Summer day when lounging around the house. I’m thinking of getting myself a pair of lingerie from her line just because I’ve always been a Rosie fan.
London based designer, Diane Von Furstenberg, best known for her iconic “wrap dress,” has launched her new swimwear line for Roxy. Since the re-launch of her fashion company in 2007, she has reinvented herself, and her designs. The print trend has been around for a while, but it seems to have skyrocketed to popularity this year. In which case, Diane knew it was the perfect idea to design her own prints for the swimsuit line. Everyone loves their prints, and the perfect time to bring them out is during bathing suit season.
Here is a little preview of the new swimwear line for 2013:
And of course, you can always mix and match these bikinis to show off your own personal style!