Friday, 7 December 2018

Mum orders sexy Christmas outfit online - but what turns up is hilarious.

She was really excited about the outfit
 (Image: Facebook)

Lisa Williamson paid £6.98 for the Sexy Santa outfit, which has faux fur trim and a hood, on eBay and couldn't wait for it to arrive.

In the lead up to Christmas mum-of-two Lisa Williamson was on the lookout for a sexy festive outfit to wear to pole dancing class.

So when she spotted a red jumpsuit with faux fur trim and a hood on eBay for just £6.98 she was over the moon and ordered it straight away.

But when the delivery finally arrived and she took it out the box, she quickly noticed something wasn't quite right.

By Zoe Forsey.
Full story at Daily Record.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Meet The 17-Year-Old Behind The Enormous Jacket Memes.

@ItsMaysMemes inflates Vetements, Acne Studios, Balenciaga, and more to XXL sizes.

We have become accustomed to oversized fashion, what with super-big clothes not only infiltrating the runways of brands like Balenciaga and Acne Studios but also, quite literally, taking over the streets. You could say oversized jackets are the new norm. But it wasn’t until recently, when I stumbled upon @ItsMaysMemes, that I understood the true meaning of “the bigger the better” in the fashion realm.

The account’s creator, May, is a 17-year-old, Hawaii-based meme genius, who splits her time between school and blowing up—and occasionally shrinking down—the silhouettes of street style’s most vaunted stars, like Kendall Jenner and Luka Sabbat. From miniature versions of Travis Scott to extra, extra large jackets on Hailey Baldwin, the account offers a jaw-aching laugh with each and every larger-than-life photo. The celebrities are here for it—and so are we. 
Sabbat, a frequent commenter, practically begged May to keep blowing up pictures of him in his Vetements jackets. While giant coats are May’s specialty, she has gained fame from other XXL fashion items, including her blown-up version of Kanye West’s much-critiqued “tiny slides” that West retweeted and then replicated in the “I Love It” music video.

In honor of jacket season finally being here, we spoke to May about how the account started, how she gets inspiration for each post, and her take on the future of fashion. Check out our Q&A, below.

By Katie Intner.
Full story at Nylon.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Glossy 50: Luxury Fashion’s Innovators.

It’s been a transformative year for the fashion and beauty industries: Direct-to-consumer brands moved further into traditional-brand territory, streetwear and luxury became increasingly intertwined, and wellness’s impact on beauty became apparent industrywide. At the same time, widespread movements toward authenticity, transparency, sustainability and diversity took shape, forcing strategic updates across departments, at brands across the board.

In our second annual Glossy 50 list, rolling out all week, we’re honoring the industry insiders responsible for driving these important shifts. Below are the honorees representing Luxury Fashion’s Innovators.

Sandrine Deveaux started her new job at Farfetch with a simple brief from CEO José Neves and a directive to “figure the rest out.”

By Glossy Editors.
Full story at Glossy.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Here's Everything You Missed At The Versace Show In NYC.

While most of NY was at Sunday brunch, recovering from the expoits of the previous night, the fashion crowd gathered at the New York Stock Exchange to watch Versace's pre-autumn 2019 show. In case you haven't noticed, designers (see Dior, Chanel, and Alexander Wang) are opting for full-on runway shows for the mid-seasons of pre-spring and pre-autumn these days – hence Versace's epic, stateside December 2 show.

Beyond the clothes, though — which were bellissimo — the lineup of models and celebrities and what they wore was something to behold. Oh, and we guess the golden Statue of Liberty was cool, too? For starters, Kim Kardashian-West showed up channeling Naomi Campbellà la Versace's spring 1998 menswear show (yes, despite past shade Campbell has thrown sister Kendall Jenner's way). Kanye worked the red carpet as Kanye does. Celeb-model hybrids Hailey Baldwin (er, Bieber?) and Emily Ratajkowski walked the show. And '90s supermodel Amber Valletta closed the show in a silhouette plucked straight from Versace's archives — spring 2000, to be exact — which made for an epic and viral moment. (Sadly, unlike last season, her pal Shalom Harlow sat this one out.)

As the Italian label enters its pre-fall 2019 phase, it does so on the heels of an unlikely investment from Michael Kors. In September, news broke that the New York-based brand would acquire the company for £1.66 billion in a deal expected to be finalised by the end of this year. Creative director Donatella Versace took to Instagram to let Versace loyalists know that its aesthetic wouldn't change; as far as its latest showing revealed, she was right. For the past few seasons, the brand has ridden an internet-friendly nostalgia wave, double-dipping into their archives and reproducing some vintage looks in full and putting modern spins on others.

By Landon Peoples. 
Full story at Refinery29.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Best men's fragrances.

Like a sharp haircut of clean shave, fragrance is an essential component to any man's outfit whether to be to match your work suit, your off-duty weekend entire or for date night with your special someone.

The key to sensual success is to find a scent that denotes your lifestyle and character in just one spritz. With so many to choose from the task can be arduous so we've done the research for you, so you don't have to.

From Valentino's timeless Uomo Intense to Chanel's iconic Bleu, these are the male scents to know now. 

By Emma North.
Full story at Telegraph.

Friday, 30 November 2018

How to wear: head to toe colour.

‘I’m not going to lie to you, the all-colour days are going to
be more of a challenge than the black and monochrome days.’
Photograph: David Newby for the Guardian

If you wear colour, wear all colour; if you wear black, wear all monochrome. It’s that simple

Is it more modern to wear head-to-toe colour than all black these days? Ha! Trick question. Either is fine. Sometimes I see a woman in an unusual colour combination and think to myself, she’s clearly a genius – from now on, I’m only ever wearing lavender with navy, or lime with aubergine, or whatever. But then, the next day, someone in a black trouser suit over an inky rollneck slinks past and I take it all back.

It has to be one or the other, though. It’s not about giving up black; it’s about giving up filling in the gaps with black. Filling in the gaps with black is a thing we all do, without even thinking about it. Wake up in the mood to wear a bright pink sweater, automatically reach for black jeans to wear with it. Or, having been seduced into buying a new winter midi skirt in emerald green or peacock blue and figuring out how to wear it, try it on with every black top in sight, without considering any other colour option.

If you wear colour, wear all colour; if you wear black, wear all monochrome. It’s that simple. And it’s way more sophisticated that way, I promise. Now, I’m not going to lie to you, the all-colour days are going to be more of a challenge than the black and monochrome days. Opening your wardrobe to get dressed in the morning is a lot like opening your fridge to cobble together a packed lunch. Your dependable black trousers or skirt are like sliced bread: they work with any other ingredient, pull the whole thing together, turn one bold flavour into a complete package.

By Jess Cartner-Morley.
Full story at The Guardian.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Amy Schumer is launching a fashion label to "empower women of all sizes".

The comedian's ready-to-wear line will be available from December.

Amy Schumer will launch an inclusive fashion label on 13 December in Saks Off 5th. Le Cloud, which is co-designed with celebrity stylist and costume designer Leesa Evans, aims to empower women regardless of size and age.

“My instinct is to be authentic and to empower women of all ages and sizes to do the same," Schumer told WWD. "We are making beautiful, comfortable and wearable clothing that is accessible to real women. A Le Cloud customer will feel confident and powerful when wearing these pieces. We take our product seriously, but not ourselves."

The affordable ready-to-wear brand spans tops, pants, skirts, a jumpsuit and outerwear, all made using "light as a cloud" fabrics such as crepe, French terry, satin and scuba. Sizes range from XS to XXL, so from 0-20. There is also a charity element to the label - 30 per cent of the proceeds will go towards Community Partners, a not-for-profit organisation which supports of the Stylefund project, a programme founded in 2017 that aims to empower women to use clothing to increase their confidence and their success.

By Ella Alla Alexander.
Full story at Harpers Bazaar.