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Last night, Ferragamo took over the upper level of the McKittrick Hotel and its lush rooftop bar, Gallow Green, to celebrate the launch of L’Icona, the brand’s online tribute to their iconic Vara shoe, which is celebrating 35 years on the feet of stylish women the world over. After sharing a very tight elevator up with Lily Aldridge and a gaggle of friends, we took in a performance by Vogue-anointed It Girl Sophie Auster, ogled the charming photos of Claiborne Swanson Frank, which were artfully strewn across tables and hung from clothing lines, and surveyed the very glamorous crowd.
Azealia Banks may have been championed by the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Nicola Formichetti, but the fashion love affair is decidedly one-sided. In a recent interview with HYPETRAK, the musician warns other artists against being “let down” by the “fickle” fashion industry — while also defending her ongoing endorsements.
Azealia Banks is no stranger to controversy. Her Dazed & Confused cover was banned in seven countries for featuring a blown-up condom and no small amount of innuendo, her lyrics are pretty much the opposite of G-rated, and she’s earned herself her fair share of haters in the rap game. But while provocation may be a-ok in her books, racism is another issue entirely.
Azealia Banks has got the Nineties look down pat: from the Mickey Mouse sweaters to the plum lipstick to the waist-length mermaid locks, the girl knows her decade. Her latest style statement comes in the form of a cropped turtleneck, cowboy hat, and what appear to be a pair of leather suspenders, which the Harlem rapper sports in the just-released video for her track “Luxury.”
While the ladies are definitely holding down the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival, we can’t forget about other equally glitzy events. Last night, we saw Kirsten Dunst, Zoe Saldana, and Brooke Shields hit the town in New York, while Kiera Knightley, Azealia Banks, Jessie J, and Lara Stone stepped out in London. Who was best dressed? This is a tough one!
Move over, red lipstick. Azealia Banks has just teamed up with M.A.C. on a plum lipstick that’ll surely be this season’s go-to shade.
Azealia Banks‘s September Dazed & Confused cover was banned from newsstands in seven countries before we could even catch a glimpse. And now we know why — girl is blowing (smoking?) a raspberry-colored condom.
Our enthusiasm for Fashion’s Night Out pretty much went out the window the third time someone nearly knocked us over last year trying to elbow their way to the in-store bar, but we realize there are those of you with higher crowd thresholds and a greater will to meet Kim Kardashian, so for you we’ve got some details for September 6th!
The September issue of British fashion/culture glossy Dazed & Confused featuring Harlem rapper/fashion darling Azealia Banks is due out in stores next week. Unless, that is, you live in one of the seven countries that have already banned the cover from hitting newsstands.
Back in February, Nicola Formichetti told us he was working on a music video for Azealia Banks‘s song “Liquorice”. While it turns out he didn’t direct it (those honors went to Rankin), Formichetti did the style the clip — and we’ve catalogued every single look.
Unlike her badass spread for Dossier, Azealia Banks‘s Jalouse cover is totally sweet.
Azealia Banks tweeted the art for her upcoming album 1991, and we think it’s pretty great.
Azealia Banks landed a spread in the spring/summer issue of Dossier Journal, and we are totally digging her look.
Survey says: probably.
The first weekend of Coachella is already over, and even though we’re still depressed that we couldn’t jet to California, we can still check out the fashion in all its fringe-y, crop-y, super layered glory from the comforts of our office.
Azealia Banks may have gotten the fashion world’s seal of approval, but what do cute British kids think?
There are an obscene amount of things to like in this Chanel video.
This morning we had a serious case of the Mondays, and then we were gifted with not one but TWO nuggets of pop near-perfection. LET US DISCUSS.