Saint Laurent + Annex Magazine Share a Muse, Marianne Faithful

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For the current issue of Annex Magazine with cover star Debby Ryan, the creative team that is Ashley Garcia + Kaleb Khu turned to Marianne Faithful for inspiration recreating iconic imagery. At 67 years young she’s still killing it, below posing for Hedi Slimane.

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Style and music icon, Marianne Faithful, is the latest face to step on the scene for the Saint Laurent Music Project. With her iconic 60′s rocker style, it’s no doubt how Hedi viewed her as a major source of inspiration. The ‘Project’ started last year, and since then, we have seen CourtneyLove, Marilyn Manson, Daft Punk, Kim Gordon and more of the likes, posing for portraits shot by Slimane.

Obsessed: Elle Fanning’s Sleeping Beauty Shoes

Looks like Disney’s Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning have truly “stepped” into their fairytale roles. While in Paris, promoting the movie, the pair each donned footwear that reflected their respective characters.


Elle Fanning appropriately wore Charlotte Olympia’s Sleeping Princess shoes (which subsequently sold out online…), while Jolie wore intricate black Louboutins that were perfectly reminiscent of her own villainous character in the film.


To make the whole thing even cuter, the two stars spent most of the night giggling and holding hands. Watch out Brad, Angelina and Elle might be our new favorite duo in Hollywood. Too adorable!

Recent String of Global High-End Heists: Who’s Robbing the World?


We’ve all fantasized about being Emma Watson in the Bling Ring, a movie about teenagers who rob celebrity homes for their designer-filled closets. Well, it turns our somebody out there is living a similar dream. On Wednesday, Céline’s Paris boutique on Rue François 1er was robbed, as was a Dior flagship in the same vicinity.

In the Dior robbery, two masked men have made away with bags and shoes with an estimated value of $137,516, a Dior official told WWD. The value of the Celine heist has yet to be released.

All this comes just days after three men drove a stolen Audi through the front window of a Chanel store in London and made off with nearly 30 Chanel bags.

But the high-end heists don’t end there!

This past January, Connecticut, Virginia, New Jersey, and New York have all be hit a ring of smash-and-grab jewelry robbers who have stole millions of dollars worth of jewelry and watches.

Around the same time, thieves made a getaway from a Brooklyn liquor store with over $45,000 worth of booze!

So what’s going on? Why is the whole world suddenly being robbed?

Sure, Netflix decided that Orange is the New Black, but we doubt they meant high-profile crime should be a trend.

Lupita Nyong’o Named the New Face of Lancôme

Lupita Nyong’o is winning at life. As if the recent Academy Award winner hadn’t had a good enough year already, she’s now being named the face of Lancôme. Nyong’o released a statement regarding her being named a Lancôme ambassador stating, ”I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”


Lancôme tweeted the picture above of their new ambassadress captioning it “@lupita_nyongo joins Lancôme! .” Nyong’o stunned during awards season showing she is simply the epitome of class, and took home a decent amount of awards too. The General Manager of Lancôme International seems incredibly happy with the decision describing Lupita as ”talented and committed, true to her African beauty, and showing a great curiosity and open-mindedness in her career choices.”

This is definitely the year of the Lupita. You go girl.

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Miranda Kerr Shows off H&M’s New Line and Posts Selfies Straight from the Paris Fashion Week Runway!

Mid March is bringing with it an amazing new H&M campaign with stunning Aussie model, Miranda Kerr, as its spokesperson. Annex Magazine reported in a post earlier this month that Miranda had been named the official face of H&M’s new collection, but now we have the sneak peek of the fabulous and affordable outfits that you’ll want to make a part of your wardrobe. The outfits have a perfect balance of masculine tailoring and flirty feminine touches that brings a soft touch to an edgy outfit.


Following her split for Orlando Bloom, it seems that she’s been keeping herself busy and happy with her ambassador duties. Wednesday night she appeared at H&M’s fashion week show in Paris, where she even posted a selfie on her Instagram from the front row.








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Karl Lagerfeld to Teach Master Class in Paris

16 October, 2013 All, Top News 29 comments

According to WWD, iconic designer, writer, and recently-turned film director, Karl Lagerfeld will be teaching a master class at the prestigious Paris Institute of Sciences Po (Political Science)! Aside from the fact that 600 lucky students (100 of those will be invite only) will sit in with THE Mr. Lagerfeld, the two hour class will mostly consist of the designer’s story as a designer and Q&A’s with the help of editor-in-chief of Next Magazine, Françoise-Marie Santucci.

The class will be held  in the school’s Grand Amphitheater on November 19th.

Amanda Seyfried Channels Her Inner Edge For Glamour Paris

14 August, 2013 Covers, Fashion 96 comments

If 1990′s phenomenon Clueless and grunge’s favorite Kurt Cobain has a fashion baby it’d be Amanda Seyfried for the cover of Glamour Paris; compliments to the talented stylist Virgine Benarroch featuring designs of Acne Studios, Azzedine Alaia, Givenchy, amongst many others. Lensed by London born, Australian taught, New York city slicking Photographer Ben Watts

Your Street Style Amp Up

Rolling deep into the end of June, and I can use a little  lot of fashion inspiration these days. As the Spring 2014 season wraps up in Paris, I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for Couture, which if you ask me, seems like one giant fashion tease, but worth the wait for the sake of staring into my laptop watching live feeds all day. And if there’s any moment of Fashion Week that we aversely miss -say, because we simply cannot spend all hours of the day living vicariously through (although we’d like to)- we can luckily look to Street Style Photographer, Tommy Ton for all of the action off of the catwalk! And as of lately, the get-ups outside of the shows seem to be calling just as much, if not more attention than the actual presentations. Here’a a look at some of the most compelling street style looks from the Menswear Shows in Milan, and Paris. Just in time to get you pumped for Couture!  

Photos brought to you by, Tommy Ton.

Keira Knightley Casted in Lagerfeld’s Chanel Film

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Chanel’s first boutique opening in Deauville, France, the one and only Karl Lagerfeld will be shooting a short film to be released in May. Keira Knightley, the current face of Chanel’s Mademoiselle perfume, has been casted as Coco Chanel, along with Clotilde Hemse, who will be playing Chanel’s aunt.

Lagerfeld has also included his son Hudson (to be played as a nephew), models Brad Kroenig and Stella Tennant, Tallulah Harlech, and Caroline De Maigret as part of his cast.

The film will be screened when Chanel releases its cruise collection.

Photo Courtesy VIA Refinery29

Paris Fashion Week Comes To An End: Elie Saab Collection

What better way to end Paris Fashion Week than with one of my absolute favorite designers, Elie Saab! There is just something about the simplicity of his designs that makes the collection so elegant. The beading in the fabrics of the evening gowns is just jaw dropping.

The lengthy models walked down a sleek black runway as the song “I Love You” by Woodkid played to begin the show. The set up of this show and the intensity from the models left the audience in complete awe. While other designers make their collections to be a bit over-the-top at times, Elie Saab knows how to make everything look absolutely perfect. There are so many “little details” in each gown that he doesn’t need to do anything else to make them stand out. There has never been a time where I have thought that he was trying too hard. He never ceases to amaze us.

Elie Saab Fun Fact: He became an overnight success after Halle Berry announced that she was wearing his design at the 74th Academy Awards. 

Feel like watching yesterday’s show of Elie Saab’s Fall 2013 collection? Watch it here!