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Thought typing ‘Google’ into Google was bad for the internet? That does nothing compared to announcing Ben Affleck as the next Batman. This morning even our own carefully curated, shoe-centric Twitter feeds copped a splash of the angry nerd backlash following news that Affleck was to be masked and cloaked for the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel.
There’s something about today that makes us long for days of yore all the more — and by that we mean we want to raid our closets for our most retro Americana pieces, whether we’re going for Marilyn Monroe bombshell, the ’50s housewife look, or trying to give our boyfriends a Mad Men makeover. For inspiration, we’ve gathered 6 of the most quintessential Americana fashion spread that will make you want to ignore everyone’s advice and live in the past.
So Santa has come and gone and all of the presents are unwrapped…now what? Well, we’ve gathered 25 fashion images celebrating the season’s ribbons, bows, reindeer, snow, sparkling lights, and wintery whites — one for each day of December that’s already passed. It’s kind of like an advent calendar, but you can open them up all at once!
Karen Smith Amanda Seyfried is a fantastic actress, but she also knows how to work the red carpet and photographs pretty incredibly. And in this editorial in the newest issue of Vs, she totally proved her modeling chops.
Come August, magazine racks across the continent will be graced by the face of actress Dakota Fanning. She has landed two covershoots — one for Canadian publication Flare, and the other for US Marie Clare. But while raking up multiple covers in a single month is something to be proud about, it’s the fact that she worked the cameras with her stunning looks that’s making her a winner in our eyes. But why so serious?
Italian fashion magazine Velvet is hitting all the right notes for summer, and their recent editorial, shot by Enrique Badulescu, is proof positive that these folks know what they’re doing. From studded handbags to bejeweled shoes and an inventive appreciation of the nautical stripe, these photos are a dreamscape of sultry and very well-accessorized summer. The only way we could be happier with these shots is if we could speak Italian.
Like most Americans we long ago came to terms with the fact that no matter how many trips to Paris or how many hours we spent listening to Muzzy on tape, we would never be authentically French. Translation: Never that innate breed of chic that can only come from bathing in the Seine. Alas, leave it to Vanessa Paradis, poster girl for all things Chanel clad, gap-toothed and muse-worthy to make us feel better about our life on this side of the pond.
Between the return to chic of long, goth-worthy hemlines, Lindsay‘s recent affection for bell-bottoms and a couple of Kris Kros-inspired incidents, we were wondering when we’d see a resurgence of the choker. You know — the ultimate in early 90s accessories, typically teamed with a crushed velvet baby doll dress, pair of White Out-stained Doc Martins and plenty of angst.
Love Daria. But after taking a second glance at the model’s latest steamy spread for Interview Magazine, we can totally see why it’s raising a few eyebrows — not that that’s a rarity in the fashion industry. But the problem, as our friends over at Refinery 29 astutely observed, isn’t merely the Mikael Jansson-lensed editorial’s sexualized take. Rather, as they write: ”From the differences in their dress (Daria’s in ethereal, angel-like gowns, the others are in knits and leathers) to their body language, the whole spread has a rather racist vibe.”
ot on the heels of French Glamour’s recent feature of real plus sized women, French Marie Claire has gone and upped the ante — or is that the panty? — with a smoking hot spread of their own.
Sartorially speaking, it’s no huge secret that military-inspired looks have become an entrenched part of spring’s wardrobe, but talk about beating a dead horse. Between G.I. Gisele and Private Werbowy covering international issues of Vogue and Harper’s, along with a slew of other salut-a-torials, we felt it our duty to call the glossies on their surplus of uniformity.
Leave it to Vogue China to read our mind and combine class and sass in successful fashion. Picturing Asian model Liu Wen in looks by Yves Saint Laurent, Donna Karan and Celine, we’re totally loving their urbane take on buttoned up beauty. Think: double breasted blazers, crisp white blouses, cool takes on tailoring and even (gasp!) a slit or two.