AS A BACK-TO-SCHOOL TREAT, GET $ OFF YOUR TICKET TO OUR NEW YORK CONFERENCE

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"Gossip Girl" still: The CW
"Gossip Girl" still: The CW

Though it's been many years since we've literally gone "back to school," we'll never forget the mix of excitement and anxiety that comes with it, and that it never hurts to have something in between now and the holidays to look forward to, like, say, Fashionista's awesome "How to Make It in Fashion" Conference on Nov. 4?

We have an amazing group of speakers lined up: Recently-named Oscar de la Renta creative directors and Monse designers Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim will take part in our How to Get Your Fashion Label Off the Ground panel alongside Rachel Roy and La Ligne's Molly Howard; WSJ's Jacob Gallagher and designer Todd Snyder will be among the panelists discussing Why Menswear Is Having a Moment; and Danielle Bernstein will discuss the wild west of influencer marketing with higher-ups at Kate Space, Next and Digital Brand Architects. And then there are our keynote speakers: Patricia FieldLinda RodinChristian Siriano and Cathy Horyn, all of whom will be interviewed by Fashionista editors. Amazing, right??? (Our full lineup is here.)

Because we like you and we're proud of you for staying in school, we're offering a back-to-school discount of $ off tickets to the day-long event. That gets you access to every panel and speaker discussion, along with the opportunity to sign up for one-on-one mentoring sessions with someone who's made it in your chosen field. Our goal is that you will leave the conference inspired, and with useful information that will help you to land that internship, job or promotion – and that you’ll make some great connections. Plus a fabulous gift bag! Just enter the code BACK2SCHOOLat checkout. (Yes, you can still use it if you're no longer in school.) And hurry:This offer is only good through the month of September and our mentoring sessions are limited.

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Rebecca Minkoff Spring/Summer 2017 Collection – NYFW

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A happy customer is a loyal customer, and Rebecca Minkoff doesn’t like to disappoint her devoted aficionados. For this reason, for the newest Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2017 collection, the Californian designer carefully listened to what her customers had to say and wanted for the upcoming warmer months, focusing thus on bohemian vibes and Instagram-approved statement pieces.

Rebecca Minkoff Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection - NYFW

Led by Rebecca’s business-savvy brother Uri, the Minkoff’s company is now an empire, with the accessory line being particularly prone to treating us to timeless staples that quickly become must-haves. Rebecca Minkoff’s secret is the ability of exactly knowing what’s going on in the fashion industry, as she makes sure her customers precisely get what they are looking for.

For this Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2017 collection, both Uri and Rebecca took a step forward into trying to understand their audience, utilizing data analytics and brand new flagship stores as ways to get feedbacks from their customers.

“The goal here was to talk to our consumer, give her what she wants. We listened and gave it to her,” the designer told WWD. “Two key factors in this listening process were the opening of our flagship store[s] and with the web site, our data and analytics are so much stronger.”

Rebecca Minkoff Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection - NYFW

As a result, fashion-hungry Minkoff’s ideal customer got provided with a simple, yet ethereally refined array of California-inspired staples, the patterns, designs and boho-chic lines of which make us count the days until the next spring/summer season. Apparently, what Rebecca and Uri perceived from such feedbacks was that Rebecca Minkoff’s ideal customer urges the label to travel back to its origins, both chronically and geographically.

The Rebecca Minkoff spring 2017 collection celebrates everything that is California-inspired, from hippy movements to Coachella-ready staples, which, in return, urged Rebecca to go “down memory lane and back to my roots in California — the beach, the surf, boogie boarding every weekend, that lifestyle. I think there is so much happening right now in California, especially from a cultural point of view.”

The collection perfectly encapsulates California’s free-spirited souls, transposing its motifs to off-the-shoulder mini dresses, bon-ton frocks with lace embroideries, floral patterns and, of course, mini jumpsuits.

The Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2017 line-up manages to represent California’s fanciest side throughout a few well-balanced proposals too, namely a cropped bolero jacket with stripes and pairs of bright, curve-hugging trousers meant to be matched with everything from elegant shirts to relaxed t-shirts. As for the latter, Minkoff took the chance to ride the ‘ironic t-shirt wave’ by designing relaxed graphic tees with ‘Malibu’, ‘Darlin’ and ‘California’ written in bold letters. Designing graphic t-shirts is a nice move indeed, and we bet they will invade our Instagram feeds as soon as spring begins.

As for the accessory line, this time around Minkoff’s winning horse is the shoe line, with suede block-heel wrap sandals dominating the collection.

Rebecca Minkoff Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection - NYFW

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Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 Fall 2016 Collection: First Look

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Olivia Palermo’s Chelsea28 fall 2016 collection for Nordstrom is finally here, and a single look at it will cheerfully overwhelm you with cool, Seventies-inspired vibes! As we browse through the Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 fall 2016 line-up, we can’t help but get instantly smitten by Olivia’s unique style mixture of nostalgic boho-chic vibes and more contemporary lines, the refined cuts of which greatly live up to the sophisticated Chelsea28 name.

Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 Fall 2016 Collection


When Olivia Palermo announced her fall 2016 four-part collaboration with Nordstrom’s label Chelsea28 earlier this year, those who love the It-girl’s edgy style began counting the days until autumn, as they knew the pieces were going to be too cool to handle. Unsurprisingly, the garments are cool and covetable indeed.

When combining different patterns together, Palermo particularly focused on rich colors, as she specifically wanted to embody all the things that come along with the fall season, namely new projects, new stages in life, and new perspectives and anticipations.

When asked by Harper’s Baazar about the inspiration behind the collection, Palermo explained she and those at Chelsea28 Studio “wanted to continue to play with styles that layer or mix and match easily according to your personal taste. We definitely continued with the 70’s feel of the spring collection but added fall colors and elements like tie necklines that you can play with in different ways to have a retro or modern feel”.

Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 Fall 2016 Collection

The collection thus plays with versatility and different attitudes, with pieces that not only explore all of the autumnal-inspired patterns and themes, but also different styles, such as more conventionally feminine, as well as more androgynous looks. Floor-length layered frocks get alternated with modernized pinstripe suits, while cropped billowy culottes get combined with uber-delicate butterfly-sleeve tunics and mannish Oxford shoes.

To further emphasize the duality of the collection, Olivia Palermo took the time to study and experiment with fabrics, often mixing them together trying to either lighten up or darken the overall outfits.

“Texture was also key. We loved pairing light, romantic elements like ruffles and lace with edgy leather or menswear-inspired tailored pieces. Materials like chiffon have a lot of movement and add an extra-pretty element to balance the menswear styles,” she continued.

As for the volumes, for this Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 fall 2016 collection she chose to greatly vary in style depending on the single outfit’s designed motif. While the casual-chic proposals got revamped with airy and cozy lines, often translated to bell-bottom jeans and blouses with plunging V-necklines, the more elegant staples feature sinuous lines that sensually hug the bodies, harmoniously baring large proportions of skin (unless worn with a plain white t-shirt underneath).

Palermo also adapted some of the pieces according to her signature style, so if you are looking for sharp, clean-cut lines and textured materials, this Chelsea 28 collection might be the right thing to check out.

The price tags of the Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 fall 2016 collection pieces range from $79 to $499, and the line will be available for purchase at Nordstrom stores and online at Nordstrom.com starting from tomorrow, September 6th.

Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 Fall 2016 Collection

Photos courtesy of Nordstrom

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JENNIFER LAWRENCE LOOKS AS ELEGANT AS EVER IN NEW DIOR CAMPAIGN

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Jennifer Lawrence stars in Dior's fall 2016 campaign
Jennifer Lawrence stars in Dior’s fall 2016 campaign

Actress Jennifer Lawrence is back for Dior’s fall-winter 2016 handbag campaign. First named a Dior ambassador in 2013, the blonde beauty poses with the Diorama and Diorever bag. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Jennifer gazes intently into the camera’s lens wearing oversized sweaters and cozy jackets. According to WWD, the campaign will officially launch on September 5th. Wearing her hair in a tousled updo, the 26-year-old poses with bags featuring a range of sparkling metallics, embroidered logos and scarves tied at the handle.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE – DIOR FALL/WINTER 2016 CAMPAIGN

Jennifer Lawrence poses with the Diorama handbag
Jennifer Lawrence poses with the Diorama handbag
Jennifer Lawrence looks cozy in off-the-shoulder sweater for Dior's fall 2016 handbag campaign
Jennifer Lawrence looks cozy in off-the-shoulder sweater for Dior’s fall 2016 handbag campaign
Jennifer Lawrence looks cozy in Dior cream coat for fall 2016 advertising campaign
Jennifer Lawrence looks cozy in Dior cream coat for fall 2016 handbag campaign
Dior ambassador Jennifer Lawrence poses with the Diorever handbag
Dior ambassador Jennifer Lawrence poses with the Diorever handbag

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The Highest Paid Supermodels of 2016 According to Forbes

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Being obsessed with Forbes’ charts is something I deal with yearly, and I could scarcely keep a firm grip on my emotions when the chart of the highest paid supermodels of 2016was finally revealed on Forbes a few hours ago. This specific chart is interesting indeed not only due to fashion-related reasons, but also because it is quite revealing for what concerns marketing, social media and the so-called ‘influencer phenomenon’ we have been talking about for a while now.

Highest Paid Supermodels of 2016


Though iconic supermodels such Gisele BündchenAdriana Lima and Karlie Klossunsurprisingly made it to the list, most of the highest paid models of 2016 have one thing in common – millions and millions of followers on their social media accounts, particularly on Instagram.

Sure, both Bündchen and Kloss are very active on Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter too, but their success on such social media is the result of their longtime career, while most of the highest paid supermodels of 2016 we are about to see on this list, sort of began (or improved) their career thanks to their enthusiastic social media followers.

Although they surely would hit it big anyways, such a phenomenon is something Forbes (un)directly enhances and analyzes throughout its article regarding the world’s highest paid supermodels of 2016 (the word ‘insta-famous’ comes a few times within its paragraphs), and we also find it extremely interesting.

The list, however, also reveals a sad phenomenon we should all start talking about, and that’s the fashion’s industry worrying lack of diversity. Regarding this, Natalie Robehmed, a staff writer at Forbes, told the Independent: “The majority of the list is overwhelmingly white, which reflects the lack of diversity in campaigns.”

Then again, Forbes’s list of the highest paid supermodel of 2016 will make us giddy, and for various reasons! Here is the top 10 chart:

#1. Gisele Bündchen

The Brazilian supermodel, now 36, has topped the list for 14 years in a row now, earning around $30,500,000 this year. Speaking of a successful career!

#2. Adriana Lima

One of Bündchen’s dearest colleagues and fashion veterans, Lima earned $10.5 million in 2016.

Highest Paid Supermodels of 2016 According to Forbes: Adriana Lima

#3. Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss

Two models got awarded with Forbes’ bronze medal this time around, namely Kendall Jenner and coder Karlie Kloss. The beauties earned $10 million in 2016.

Highest Paid Supermodels of 2016 According to Forbes: Kendall Jenner

#4. Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Like BFFs Jenner and Kloss, Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley made it to the list with $9 million earned in 2016 (#squadgoals).

Highest Paid Supermodels of 2016 According to Forbes: Gigi Hadid

#5. Cara Delevingne

It has been an intense year for Suicide Squad’s Cara Delevingne, who has been vocal about her depression and contrasting feelings towards the fashion industry since the beginning of the year. As for her overall earnings, she waves 2016 goodbye with $8.5 million earned.

Highest Paid Supermodels of 2016 According to Forbes: Cara Delevingne

#6. Candice Swanepoel and Liu Wen

(Very) soon-to-be mom Candice Swanepoel and Chinese beauty Liu Wen both earned $7 million this year.

Highest Paid Supermodels of 2016 According to Forbes: Candice Swanepoel

#7. Miranda Kerr

According to Forbes, Kora Organics’ founder earned $6 million in 2016.

Highest Paid Supermodels of 2016 According to Forbes: Miranda Kerr

#8. Natalia Vodianova and Lara Stone

Vodianova and Stone also made it to the list with their $5.5 million earned throughout the year.

Highest Paid Supermodels of 2016 According to Forbes: Natalia Vodianova

#9. Doutzen Kroes, Kate Moss and Alessandra Ambrosio

This is probably Forbes’ most crowded position: Kroes, iconic Kate Moss and Ambrosio all earned $5 million.

Highest Paid Supermodels of 2016 According to Forbes: Doutzen Kroes

#10. Joan Smalls

Last but not least, Puerto Rican model Smalls comes at the 10th position with a grand total of 4.5 million earned in 2016.

Highest Paid Supermodels of 2016 According to Forbes: Joan Smalls

Photos courtesy of Zimbio, Instagram

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MUST READ: RUMORS OF A REI KAWAKUBO COSTUME INSTITUTE EXHIBITION, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN & ISABELLA BLOW MOVIE IN DEVELOPMENT

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A look from the Comme des Garçons fall 2016 couture collection. Photo: Martin Bureau/Getty Images

Sources say  will be the focus of the Costume Institute's spring exhibition
The enigmatic designer and woman behind  will reportedly be the sole subject next spring. It would mark only the second time a living designer has been honored by the museum with a solo exhibition, after a Yves Saint Laurent show in 1983. A Met spokeswoman declined comment to WWD. 

 film is happening
A movie depicting the relationship between the late British designer and his muse, the late fashion editor Isabella Blow, is in the works. Entitled "The Ripper," the film will document the tumultuous friendship between the designer and the fashion editor, and will be produced by Maven Pictures with Gesha-Marie Bland as screenwriter. The iconic duo frequently collaborated together and continue to be recognized for their contributions to the industry. 

That's right: Barbie is an #influencer
Sponsored Instagram posts have become a recently and, as it turns out, America's favorite doll is cashing in, too. Do a quick scroll through @barbiestyle and you'll find  first ever #sponcon posts, featuring a blowout courtesy of Dyson Hair (yep, complete with a Barbie-sized Supersonic and everything) and a Dyson-sponsored trip to Hawaii. Barbie is making the most out of its (her?) 1.5 million followers by working with a team of designers to create custom outfits and employing both an in-house marketing team and a top fashion publicity firm to build partner relationships. 

Lily-Rose Depp's Chanel No. 5 teasers are here
In a series of two 10-second teaser clips,  the face of the newest fragrance addition to the family, touts the tagline for the new scent, "You know me, and you don't," while looking positively mysterieuse. The film campaign was directed by Swedish filmmaker Johan Renck and full-length videos will hit the internet later this year. 

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