James Franco for Gucci

James Franco as the New Face of Gucci's 'Made to Measure' Campaign

James Franco for Gucci

James Franco returns to Gucci as the new face for its Made to Measure ad campaign. You might recall Franco channeling his bedroom eyes for Gucci's cologne ads in 2008.

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The new line offers tailor made suits to any fine man with a wallet and unlimited disposable income.

Men can design their suit by choosing from a selection of 178 fabrics and colors, and can even, if they wanted to, add a satin lining for a nice touch.

The suits start at $3,000 and will be available in 11 boutiques worldwide.

 

 


Nicki Minaj is Transformed into Classic Art

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W magazine's November issue shows a very regal Nicki Minaj transformed in time, back to the 1700s.

For the cover shoot, the pop artist ditched her signature bling, exaggerated hair, and popping bright colors to become a royal courtesan. The photo spread depicts Minaj portraying various classical portraits of historical courtesans such as Madame de Pompadour and Marquise de ­Montespan.

Thanks to the Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli and stylist Edward Enniful, Minaj's image resembles the image of a portrait in time.

To see the magazine's full spread, look here!

 

 


DIY Halloween Costumes Under $50 — Andy Warhol

DIY Halloween Costumes Under $50 — Andy Warhol

DIY Halloween Costumes Under $50 — Andy Warhol

If you're looking to be a pop icon this Halloween, then why not dress up as the king of pop art himself?

Our Andy Warhol costume is an easy and affordable DIY project. Who could forget Andy's simple and iconic style?

The artist's wardrobe mainly comprised of black clothes (which many of us already have in our wardrobe). Throw in a notorious blonde wig and a pair of sunglasses, and you, too can channel Andy.

So if you want to capture Andy's artistic flare, get a bleach blonde wig, a tight black turtleneck and leather jacket, some dark, round shades and you'll be feeling the need to paint some awesome retro soup cans and bananas all night long.

How to get this costume:

Andy Warhol Wig | $7.99

ASOS Round Sunglasses with Keyhole Detail |  $6.98

Fine Jersey Long Sleeve Turtleneck | $30.00

Total cost:


Harper Bazaar's Martin Scorsese Tribute

Chloe Moretz, Christina Hendricks, and Emily Blunt Pay Tribute to Martin Scorsese in Harper's Bazaar Editorial

Harper Bazaar's Martin Scorsese Tribute

There's just something about seeing famous people dressed up as other famous people that makes us smile; and Harper Bazaar's Martin Scorsese tribute is no different.

The magazine's November issue features photos of a lovely group of celebrities including Chloe Moretz, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Emily Blunt, Emily Mortimer, and Sir Ben Kingsley, all who are masquerading as various character's from Scorsese's films.

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Readers can view images like that of Keanu Reeves and Chloe Moretz mimicking a famous scene from the movie Taxi Driver, along with several other spectacular photos.

Scorsese definitely has a lot to be proud with his recent Emmy award for Boardwalk Empire and his first ever kid's 3D film, "Hugo," which is set to debut this Thanksgiving.

Check here if you want more!


Giambattista Valli and Macy's Preview Reveals a Collection of Ultra-Feminine, Flirty Dresses

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Last night, in the meatpacking district of New York City, Macy's previewed pieces from their new collaboration with Giambattista Valli for Macy's Impulse line.

Sticking to Valli's design aesthetic,  the collection features a variety of  ultra-feminine, flirty, frilly cocktail dresses and separates.

From a hot pink ruched one-shoulder dress, to a red tiered light chiffon off-the-shoulder dress, there is something for everyone.

We absolutely adore the one-shoulder leopard number, and can think of all sorts of occasions as to where we can wear this fabulous, hot dress.

The line will be priced modestly from  $50 to $150 dollars and will hit 225 Macy's stores beginning October 26th.

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Under $100: Olivia Palmero

Under $150: Olivia Palmero's Smoking Jacket Paired with Chiffon

Under $100: Olivia Palmero

Reality star and fashion darling of the moment, Olivia Palmero was spotted  in London at the Corithian Hotel in Whitehall wearing a black chiffon maxi skirt by Elizabeth and James, a smoking blazer, and platform pumps.

Why We're Obsessed: As always, Olivia Palermo is one of New York City's most notable trendsetters, which is apparent in the above photo.

We love how Olivia chose a button-up blouse with a contrast placket paired with a white smoking jacket replete with black buttons.  Olivia's soft, fluid skirt juxtaposed with the classic tailoring of the jacket provides a welcomed contrast.  The blue clutch, which gives a punch of color,  is the perfect addition to her already smart look.

How to Get this Look: If you want to embrace Olivia's sharp, chic-street style, try wearing  this single breasted blazer, an ASOS cami with a contrast placket, a pleated maxi skirt, and Michael Antonia platform sandals!

Total Cost to Our Look: $108

How to get this look:

4-Pocket Single Breasted Blazer | $32.80

Michael Antonio Women's Laverne Platform Sandal (Navy) | $24.92

ASOS Crochet Trim Button Front Cami with contrast placket | $21.83

ASOS PETITE Pleated Maxi Skirt | $52.38

Embossed Lace Wallet | $9.50


Preview: Versace for H&M New Campaign Photos

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 Versace for H&M Collection

The time is here folks, and in less than a month, the highly anticipated Versace for H&M line will launch.

To get us even more excited than we already are, H&M has leaked released several new campaign ad images to give us a taste of the fabulous collection.

In the newly released photos, gorgeous models Daphne Groenewald, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Lindsey Wixson, and Sasha Pivovarova are all wearing pieces from the collection, with each look exhibiting classic Versace detailing like bright colorful floral patterns, studs, fringe, and leather.

Prepare your credit cards and wallets folks, because Versace for H&M will hit stores starting November 19 and we can't promise how long it will last!

We're thinking the black fringe dress with hearts would make a fabulous stocking stuffer for the holidays.

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DIY Halloween Costumes Under $50 — Lady Gaga

DIY Halloween Costumes Under $50 — Lady Gaga

DIY Halloween Costumes Under $50 — Lady Gaga

Playing Lady Gaga for Halloween is a must for little monsters. Although we're pretty certain that Gaga costumes will be running rampant this Halloween,  there's no harm in adding your own take on her over-the-top style.

And if you're on a budget, (we all can't have our outfits made by Nicola Formichetti) check out our budget-friendly version of Gaga for Halloween.

Grab a white leotard,  wear a blond wig paired with booties, and add some fake eyelashes, bold eye makeup, and nude lip stick.

You'll be the most fashionable little monster out this Halloween!

How to get this look:

Capezio Women's V-Neck Camisole Leotard | $14.99

California Costumes Women's Pop Angel Wig | $11

Liliana Women's Anya-3 Bootie Taupe | $19.46

Total Cost to Outfit: $45.45


Conde Nast to Expand to Television

Conde NastMagazine empire, Conde Nast is coming to your T.V.

The publishing giant that owns Vogue and WWD is taking a stab at producing television and film. The new division, Conde Nast Entertainment, which will be led by the former president of the CW network, Dawn Ostroff (who gave us the hit series, America's Next Top Model), will allow the company to draw in other sources of revenue, and reduce its dependency on advertising sales.

The division will produce shows and films that are centered around the Conde Nast brand.

We're hoping to see a Real World series featuring Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington and a set of Vogue interns running rampant in an apartment in the West Village.


Rachel Bilson's Shoemint Collection Shoe

Preview: Pink Suede Mary Janes From Rachel Bilson's Shoemint

Rachel Bilson's Shoemint Collection ShoeThe ever fashionable Rachel Bilson was spotted wearing a pair of pink suede Mary Janes from her upcoming shoe line.

For fans who love Bilson's style, the Hart of Dixie actress has teamed up with shoe behemoth Steve Madden, celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez, and fashion e-commerce site, Beachmint, to create a line of shoes called Shoemint.

The shoes are stylish and budget friendly, and will be sold online at shoemint.com starting in November.

Judging by Bilson's pink Mary Janes (that will retail for $79.99), we're guessing the entire collection will be sold out!


Paper, Fashion, Scissors: Innovative Magazine Editorial Styled with Paper Dresses

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Turning everyday household items into fashion pieces seem to be the new fad lately.

But this photo shoot for Madame magazine takes the cake for most innovative fashion design. For its editorial themed "Paper Dresses," models wear giant origami-styled dresses fashioned from multi-colored A3 sheets of paper.

The art director and photographer Matthew Brodie insisted that the only tools allowed to be used on the shoot were paper and scissors, and the end result is nothing short of amazing.

In examining the photos, we can see one dress fanned out to form a tutu, and another skin tight mini dress made from cut out strips of multi-colored paper.


Andrea Lieberman Launches A.L.C. Jewelry Line Inspired by Hardware

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Stylist and fashion designer Andrea Lieberman has just added a line of jewelry to her ready-to-wear A.L.C. collection.

The innovative collection takes your everyday hardware from the average toolbox and gives them an extreme make-over.

Later this month, we can purchase mixed-metal jewelry such as a cobalt blue tennis bracelet in the shape of a bolt head, as well as a necklace adorned with diamond heart-shaped screws.

We love this unique line for its tough glamour. The line will be sold at Barneys and shopbop.com.


Melissa McCarthy

From Bridesmaid to Fashion Designer: Melissa McCarthy to Design Plus-Sized Clothing Line

Melissa McCarthyYou may know actress Melissa McCarthy by her hilarious lead role on the CBS television series Mike and Molly, or maybe as her unquestionably funny, Emmy award-winning character she played in Bridesmaids.

But who would have guessed that the comedian would be interested in fashion?

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, McCarthy announced that she would be launching her own plus-sized clothing line.

McCarthy explains that her inspiration for her line came from the fact that she can't find anything in her size that doesn't make her look like a "98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker.”

And, when you think about it, there is some truth to that notion for plus-sized girls, the options are very limited.

When the actress was in her teens, she and friend Brian Atwood, now a famous shoe designer, would flip through the pages of Vogue magazine and fantasize about having their own collections.

After high school, McCarthy briefly studied clothing and textiles before dropping out Southern Illinois University.

Hopefully, McCarthy will design something well worth her efforts.


Marc Jacobs

Watch Marc Jacobs Share His Thoughts On the Louis Vuitton Woman

Marc JacobsIn a recently released interview, Marc Jacobs describes what he thinks the perfect Louis Vuitton woman is all about.

In part one of the interview, Jacobs, Louis Vuitton’s creative director, comments:

“She wants to be seen, she wants to be noticed…there’s nothing apologetic or shy about it.

She’s strong whether she’s gentle, or whether she’s youthful or more mature, whatever, she’s definitely an extrovert.”

Click play below to hear more of what Jacobs has to say about the classic Louis Vuitton woman and the brand itself:


Barbie Gets a Tattoo and Pink Hair Makeover

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Say goodbye to Bubblegum and Malibu Barbie and say hello to the world's first Tattooed Barbie by Tokidoki.

This ain't your grandma's Barbie, girls.

Rather, avid Barbie collectors can get a spunkier, tattoo version.

Gone from this doll are the long blonde locks, and predictably clothes that have been replaced by a trendy pink bob and heart, skull-crossed sweater and sequin peep-toes.

Also included is her faithful friend, Bastardino that seems to be a cactus-bulldog hybrid. Leave it to Barbie to give a whole new meaning to the term "designer dog."

Soccer moms are probably freaking out; and we've set the countdown to see just how long it takes for the protests to begin!