My hair has a natural curl that can be a pain to control. When I started
modelling, my hair was dried and changed several times a week, which made it
worse. A few years ago, I was introduced to hair oils, and they changed my life;
no more wearing a cap post-shower to keep the volume under control. However, I
have yet to find an oil that strikes the right balance between nourishment and
When I first read the instructions on Kiehl’s Magic Elixir (£29 for 125ml) I
was dubious: you’re supposed to leave it in for 10 minutes before rinsing out.
After day four, I really noticed a reduction in frizz and my hair was softer.
Even after days of not shampooing, I still use the elixir, and my hair and scalp
Schwarzkopf Got2b Oil-licious Tame & Shine Styling Oil (£4.19 for 50ml)
was pretty heavy and gave my hair a glossy sheen. It did calm the frizz, but
whenever I touched my hair I could feel it on my fingers. It was good value,
however, and its size makes it great for travelling.
Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment (28.99 for 125ml,) went through my hair
evenly and made it feel light. I could style the curls, and my hands didn’t get
that weird oily feeling.
The Ordinary Marula Oil (£8.10 for 30ml) is incredibly light, and absorbed
into my skin and hair immediately. My hair looked shinier, but it didn’t tame my
wild frizz. I thought it would be a vitamin smörgåsbord for my hair: it didn’t
The Significance Of Wal-Mart's Move Into High-End Fashion
Wal-Mart recently announced that it will be selling Lord & Taylor’s
products on its website from early 2018. The interesting part of this
partnership is that Lord & Taylor will have a dedicated store on Wal-Mart’s
website and app, in addition to its own existing site. Wal-Mart is expanding its
online business with the addition of upscale shopping options to entice more
customers, and this marks another strategic move from Wal-Mart in the e-commerce
space – particularly the higher-end fashion space – following the company’s
acquisition of Bonobos. For both companies, this deal is all about increasing
Given that Wal-Mart’s focus has historically been on low prices for a fairly
price-conscious customer base, the association with Bonobos and Lord &
Taylor suggests that it is trying to broaden its appeal to shoppers with higher
incomes. Meanwhile, Lord & Taylor’s net sales have been falling due to lower
store traffic, pressured by e-commerce growth. Although Hudson Bay doesn’t
report its individual brand sales, its overall results for the fiscal year 2016
were fairly dismal. Further, Lord & Taylor also sold its New York City
flagship to co-working startup WeWork, from which it will rent a smaller portion
of floor space and continue to operate its store.
Our $80 price estimate for Wal-Mart’s stock is around 15% below the current
market price following a rally in the stock.
Ovation Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Duo Of International Fashion TitlesCable
net Ovation has acquired two high-end fashion documentary series after striking
a deal with distributor Cineflix Rights. The arts and culture has picked up
Inside Dior and Style Factory from the London-based sales unit of the Canadian
Inside Dior, which is produced by Scottish production company Finestripe
Productions, is a two-part behind-the-scenes look at the billion dollar luxury
fashion label. The doc marks the fashion house’s 70th anniversary and looks at
its clients and celebrity buyers as well as Dior’s first ever female creative
director. It was originally produced for UK broadcaster Channel 4.
Meanwhile, Style Factory is a 14-part series that looks at how fashion and
beauty products are made. The series was originally produced by Cineflix
Productions for Canadian broadcaster Slice.Both shows will air on the linear
Ovation channel as well as its recently launched on-demand app.The deal was
struck by Ovation’s EVP of programming Scott Woodward and Cineflix Rights’ SVP
of North American Sales Lucinda Gergley-Garner.“We are pleased to present two
excellent programs that take a closer look at the artistic world of fashion,”
said Woodward. “We are always looking for quality content that fits our mission
statement of inspiring and elevating viewers’ experience through the world of
art. Inside Dior and Style Factory will be great additions to the Ovation
The Size-Inclusive Fashion Movement Is At A Tipping Point And 11 Honoré Is
Leading The Way
When Kathryn Retzer, Patrick Herning and I were finishing our interview about
how their startup 11 Honoré is both laying the foundation and paving the way for
size-inclusive fashion, their moms were walking out of their holiday photo
shoot. For the founders, this mission is personal.
“I’ve been helping my mom shop and edit her closet for the last 20 years.
It’s been very challenging and frankly depressing because there is so little out
there for women over a certain size,” said Retzer, a former editor at Allure,
Vogue and Town & Country. “Like all of these women, she loves fashion and
she wants to look beautiful. That’s why we're working with designers to give
women a fashion experience they’ve never had.
11 Honoré is more than an e-commerce marketplace, which is what makes the
platform so powerful. The team is leading the size-inclusive fashion movement
with an editorial platform featuring interviews with activists and designers
like Candice Huffine and Prabal Gurung. Most significantly, they’re working
hands-on with designers to help them extend their collections and even providing
younger brands with the resources to do so. Retzer personally spends time with
every brand to curate their 11 Honoré selection and has witnessed the evolution
of pieces from an initial sketch to models walking down the runway at New York
Fashion Week. “67% of women in the U.S. have significantly fewer options for all
clothing from everyday wear to workwear. By working with these brands, we are
changing the fashion industry standard in every way imaginable,” she said.
Brands range from Christian Siriano and Zac Posen to La Ligne and Rachel Roy;
For every designer brand added, four or five contemporary brands are added too.
“Variety of the best brands is what we stand for. We’ve focused all of our
venture capital dollars on providing women with the best selection that we can
give her to feel beautiful in all aspects of her life,” Herning says.
Victoria Beckham Doles Out Virtual Fashion Advice to Central Park
Well, you can't say Victoria Beckham never tried to spice up people's lives
with unexpected—and inexpensive—fashion advice.
Recently taking to the tree-lined streets in Central Park, a virtual Beckham
and Vanity Fair's Derek Blasberg made some style enthusiasts very, very happy
with their impromptu $2 advice booth. Blasberg had the laborious task of
carrying around a makeshift table with Beckham beaming in from somewhere in the
world on an iPad. Nonetheless, Beckham's fans were elated by her presence, which
began with a gaggle of Indiana high school girls keen on getting intel about
stand-out graduation dresses.
Something that just makes you feel super comfortable and confident and
something that you feel really, really good in," Beckham advised, before
answering a very hot, very controversial topic in the fashion community: Is it
okay to wear white after Labor Day? For her, it's a big fat yes. "I think rules
are there to be broken," she explained. "The sun is still shining, so you better
wear it whilst you can."
As for other questions that might benefit a larger populace, Beckham is very
pro a certain hairstyle for men ("I like the man bun ... I like it back in a
bun") and her quintessential fall staples are easier done than said. "I think
you gotta have a good coat. It sounds obvious, but in New York it gets so cold.
A really good boot as well." She also advised on how easy it is to make gym
clothes chic, even if you're not purposely thinking about it. "The good thing
about gym clothes is that you can really see your body. You can be comfortable.
And when you're comfortable, you appear confident," she explained. "I think
that's sexy. I do the school run virtually every day in my work-out
Model Edie Campbell pens an open letter on power abuse in the fashion
British model Edie Campbell has penned an open letter to the fashion
industry, urging models, photographers, agents and stylists to work together to
change its unhealthy culture, which Campbell says has enabled the abuse of so
many models over the years.
Penning the piece in WWD, Campbell breaks down the relationship fashion has
with abuse, writing that unlike the film industry, mistreatment stems from a
volatile relationship with power rather than misogyny.
“Within fashion, the discussion then becomes less about toxic masculinity and
patriarchy, and more about abuse of power,” Campbell wrote, going on to suggest
almost half of all abuse also affects males, referencing Cameron Russell’s
pledge to share anonymous stories via Instagram.
“There has been scant mention of the sexual abuse suffered by male models in
the mainstream media, despite the fact that many men bravely told their stories
through Cameron’s Instagram,” she wrote.
Despite having never experienced abuse herself, Campbell confirms her
conversations and experiences with others is enough to conclude something needs
to be done. One such step is to stop idolising the “artist-genius”, says
“The fashion industry revolves around the artist-genius. As an artist-genius,
you are allowed to behave in any way you see fit, and you inspire total fear and
devotion from your followers. If you are creative, and if your work is good, you
will be forgiven anything,” she wrote.
Urging the media to realise the problem doesn’t start and finish with
photographer Terry Richardson, Campbell makes a strong argument for looking at
fashion at a whole — from the assistants to those at an executive level.
“We have a problem: We operate within a culture that is too accepting of
abuse, in all of its manifestations. This can be the ritual humiliation of
models, belittling of assistants, power plays and screaming fits. We have come
to see this as simply a part of the job.”
Further, Campbell goes on to discuss the role of model agents in looking
after the wellbeing of their models over the lure of money or relationships.
“Be aware of the situations in which you place your models, and be aware of
the kind of silent pressures and power plays to which they are vulnerable,” she
What a fashion line made from food will teach you about waste
Jacinda Martinez makes clothes that aren’t built to last. In the spring of
2009, she swapped out stilettos and sewing shears for garden boots and loppers.
Martinez, now a gardener by day, haute couture designer by night, crafts
intricate dresses out of what she grows in her garden, to try to send a message
about the fleeting nature of food and fashion.
She knots and weaves vines together to make a top, drapes wilted lettuce and
radicchio at the waist to form a skirt, finds vibrant color in broccoli, garlic,
cabbage. All of her creations eventually return to the earth. The only evidence
that remains is a fine art photograph that is sold or displayed in art
The idea for her fashion line, “Fashion in the Raw,” was first seeded while
apprenticing under a Lise Bech, a Danish basket weaver. As she worked on the
farm during the day and sat for hours each night, weaving intricate baskets out
of willows collected from the farm, Martinez saw the complete life cycle of each
item she made.
“You just harvest it, process it, and make it. And then there’s no chemicals
involved, so once it is over it will go back to the earth,” she said. That led
to Martinez’s current work. Rooted in the tradition of textiles where people
were more connected to the garment from harvest to attire, she constructs
high-fashion dresses entirely out of vegetable matter.
It started as an exploration in building by hand, though, later evolved into
a commentary on the fresh today, expired tomorrow mindset. She hopes her work
sends a message about the ephemerality of fashion and how, like vegetables,
designs are seasonal and not meant to last. For the apparel industry, that means
selling more clothes. For the planet, Martinez’s concern is that that means
waste and unsustainability.
Art curator Anna Abaldo, who showed Martinez’s work at the Maine Farmland
Trust Gallery in 2016, sees the connection to the trend of “fast fashion.”
Fashion: Four key pieces to tap into the 70s winter trend
WHAT would fashion do without Marc Jacobs? The New York designer is such a
visionary that every season you can guarantee, no matter what he sends down his
runway, it will end up, in one guise or another, on the high street.
For AW17, that's especially true, because MJ's standout catwalk collection,
debuted back in February, has been a springboard for the 70s revival that's
taking over the fashion world now.
Marc's big fleecy coats (with even bigger collars), natty tweeds, and a
spectrum that ranged from mustard to burgundy, were echoed with pussy-blouses at
Chloe and retro checks at Mulberry, and now the shops are full of cosy
It's a mood that feels so right for autumn, and as it's based around
separates it's easy to mix, match and clash textures.
It's all aboard the Soul Train with these 70s-inspired essentials...
1. The shearling jacket
Yet to commit to a winter coat? We don't blame you, there are so many snuggly
beauties to choose from this year. But the toastiest of them all has got to be
the Seventies-style sheepskin jacket, with its fuzzy lining and sturdy
This season's iterations come with a modern twist. We love the oversized
flight jackets and bright hues – throw one on over a mini dress, tights and
boots, a la the Marc Jacobs catwalk.
Warehouse Faux Leather Hooded Oversized Biker Jacket, £110; Lost Ink Sparkly
Bell Sleeve Shirt, currently reduced to £40 from £45; YAS Khaki Skirt, currently
Fashion's interwoven relationship with nature to go on display at V&A
A genetically engineered bioluminescent silk dress, a pineapple-fibre clutch
bag and a cape made from cockerel feathers are among 300 items to go on display
as part of the V&A’s next fashion exhibition.
Fashioned From Nature, which opens in April, will trace the relationship
between fashion and the natural world since 1600 and examine the ways in which
designers draw on nature for inspiration.
As well as modern items such as a dress made from the threads of silkworms
that have been injected with genes from jellyfish, there will be historical
garments, including a men’s waistcoat from the 1780s with an embroidered macaque
monkey print, as well as more contemporary nature-inspired items such as a Gucci
handbag with a stag beetle motif.
As well as nature, the show’s curator, Edwina Ehrman, wanted to put themes of
sustainability at the exhibition’s core.
The V&A will showcase sustainably made garments by contemporary
designers, such as the Calvin Klein dress worn by actor Emma Watson to the 2016
Met Gala which was made from recycled plastic bottles. The look was created as
part of the Green Carpet Challenge, an initiative aimed at pairing
sustainability and glamour.
As well as drawing attention to the some of the innovative fabrics being used
today, from the leather substitute made by the Italian company Vegea using the
byproduct from wine making, to Ferragamo using an orange fibre made with waste
from the Italian citrus industry to an H&M Conscious dress made from
recycled shoreline plastic.
On display alongside the genetically engineered silk dress – which was
created by Sputniko!, the MIT Media Lab and South Korea’s National Institute of
Agricultural Science and Technology, there will be other garments and items made
with fabrics that sound otherworldly but are being created as part of efforts to
reduce the fashion industry’s impact on the environment. From a dress grown from
plant roots by artist Diana Scherer to a tunic and trousers made from synthetic
spider silk by Bolt Threads x Stella McCartney.
Style and Fashion expert helps add magic to your winter look
The holiday season is right around the corner, and so are the holiday
parties. We spoke with renowned TV Style Expert, Correspondent & Lifestyle
Writer Emily Foley, for some style secrets used by stars that will help
everyone’s holiday look.
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