Elle Fanning Is All Grown Up in Gucci at Cannes

Although she recently described her style as “unicorn flower child” in an interview with Vogue, Elle Fanning went for grown-up glamour at the Cannes Film Festival today. The actress and Vogue’s June cover star has been on something of a roll abroad, stepping out in brightly colored Miu Miu, hand-painted Vivienne Westwood, and darkly romantic Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini. For the How to Talk to Girls screening, she chose a Gucci dress that felt fit for a modern fairy tale and hit stylistically close to home.
In whisper-thin silk chiffon, Fanning’s dress came embroidered with metallic leaves, while the pleated skirt was trimmed in trompe l’oeil florals. Adding to the Garden of Earthly Delights feel was the soft lime green hue, which flattered her famously porcelain complexion. The plunging neckline was a new twist for Fanning, who prefers more covered-up pieces on and off the red carpet. And while the 19-year-old often reaches for quirky accessories to bring a youthful touch to her wardrobeA wardrobe is a standing closet used for storing clothes. Many people[who?] argue that wardrobes are different in use and style of closets, but they were created by the French to be used as a closet. The earliest wardrobe was a chest, and it was not until some degree of luxury was attained in regal palaces and the castles of powerful nobles that separate accommodation was provided for the apparel of the great. The name of wardrobe was then given to a room in which the wall-space was filled with closets and lockers, the drawer being a comparatively modern invention[citation needed]. From these cupboards and lockers the modern wardrobe, with its hanging spaces, sliding shelves and drawers, evolved slowly.—cat-eye sunglasses, towering platforms—this time, she eschewed them. When your dress says it all, why bother?



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Angelica Hicks: Gucci’s New Girl

When Gucci’s Alessandro Michele tapped illustrator Angelica Hicks to collaborate on a limited-edition T-shirt collection, the artist’s dream job landed in her lap. Here, she tells us about her world and working with a goodsGoods is a term for physical (tangible) products. The term is used in economics theory and in law, with somewhat different meanings.-industry great.

Why do you think your style is a good fit for Gucci?

“My style is playful and fun, making fashion accessible to everyone. In my opinion, Gucci encompasses these things.”

How did you connect with Alessandro?

“Alessandro and I had been following each other on Instagram for a while when Gucci sent me an email saying that they were interested in optioning the usage rights to a selection of my drawings that had been inspired by the brand.”

Did you always want to be an illustrator?

“I never knew that it would be a possibility! I sort of fell into it while I was in my final term at UCL studying history of art. Weighed down with a dissertation to write and exams to study for, I needed some sort of creative release from hours spent in the library and it took the form of illustration. The illustrations then became my main focus. I would wake up maddeningly early and go to sleep very late and spent all of my time not spent in the library, sitting in my room drawing. Needless to say I had developed a true passion. I suppose you could say that I have wanted to be an illustrator ever since I started illustrating.”

When do you think you got your big break?

“When designers and notable people started reposting drawings that I had done, namely when Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid both used my drawing to announce their participation in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. That drawing of mine went kind of viral in a way.”

Do you find that your style is evolving, or is it important to stick to your signature style?

“My style has been pretty consistent since a young age. I have always reduced people and things to their graphic linear components. My signature style is just the way I see – it’s not something that I consciously replicate in every drawing. I didn’t have any formal artistic training, so I think that’s where the childlike quality stems from.”

Have you got a favourite project to date?

“Definitely this project!”

Where are you based and why?

“In New York. I moved here after I graduated from university and started my career as an illustrator. I have always been drawn to the idea of living here, and I wanted to challenge myself by lifting myself out of my comfort zone in London.”

Do you have any unusual sources of inspiration?

“I find inspiration everywhere. I can be inspired while on the move, while in conversation with friends, while riding the subway – I’m deeply inspired by people and my surroundings, anywhere and everywhere.”

The world of fashion illustration has grown exponentially in recent years, are there any other artists whose work you admire?

“Yes, many. I’m a huge fan of Unskilled Worker – both as an artist and as a person, she is hilarious. Julie Houts is also fantastically funny. She has a whimsical style with a humorous stream of social consciousness.”
What would your dream commission be?

“This is it!”

The Angelica Hicks x Gucci collaboration goes on sale this Thursday, May 25.



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Zara will open at Lakeside Shopping Mall in 2018

Local fans of Spanish fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. retailer Zara get ready to do a happy dance. Zara will open its first ever Louisiana location at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie in 2018.

The mall announced the Zara opening Friday (May 19) along with several other changes, including a $10 million interior renovation project and a new Fleming’s Steakhouse at the corner of Causeway Boulevard and 17th Street. Fleming’s will open in the fall 2017, while the renovation will be completed in sections over the next three years.

Tricia Phillpott, leasing manager and assistant general manager at Lakeside ShoppingShopping is an activity in which a customer browses the available goods or services presented by one or more retailers with the intent to purchase a suitable selection of them. In some contexts it may be considered a leisure activity as well as an economic one. Center, said the addition of Zara and Fleming’s, and the renovation project, are important steps as management works to keep shoppers coming back and the mall fresh and interesting. She noted Lakeside is a “super regional” shopping center, drawing shoppers from well beyond the typical 30-mile reach of regional malls.

“At the end of the day, we want to give people the best retail around,” Phillpott said.

Up to this point, Louisiana shoppers have had to travel to Houston to shop at Zara, the flagship brand of Inditex, a fashion group headquartered in Galicia. Inditex operates more than 7,200 stores in 93 markets worldwide.

The two-story, 34,722-square-foot Zara store planned for Lakeside will take over the current Express space. Express is moving to the former Banana Republic storefront in August. (Banana Republic announced it would leave Lakeside earlier this year ahead of the changes, though it’s possible the brand could return to the mall.)

hillpott noted the old Express space will need to undergo significant work before Zara can move in, including structural upgrades and the installation of piles to support a second floor of retail space. The store will offer a full range of clothing, including women’s, men’s and children’s sections.

Zara is expected to open in fall 2018.

Construction is already underway on the 6,796-square-foot Fleming’s Steakhouse fronting Causeway Boulevard. Fleming’s is an American steakhouse chain known for its steaks and collection of 100 wines available by the glass or bottle.

The new restaurant will feature clerestory windows, a large 360-degree bar, a windowed, 12-foot-high wine room, and a private dining room. It will be open for lunch and dinner.

Shoppers will also notice changes inside Lakeside over coming years.

The mall’s common area will be upgraded, including work to the ceiling, which is at different heights at different parts of the mall. The $10 million renovation includes funding to raise sections of the ceiling to level it out.

The common area is also getting additional skylights, new LED cove light fixtures, and Carrara marble columns as well as new soft seating areas. Lakeside is working with Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects of New Orleans and Sims Patrick Studio of Atlanta to complete the project.

The mall will remain open and fully operational throughout the renovation. Renovation work will pause temporarily for the 2017 holiday shopping season, Phillpott said.

Phillpott said Lakeside Shopping Center is about 98 percent occupied. The mall opened in 1960 and has 1.2 million square feet of retail space.



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The Zara Jacket Influencers Are Obsessing Over

Every season, Zara debuts that one item that you see absolutely everywhere. But it’s not only on the girls that you pass on the street—it’s influencer-approved as well. That one item fills your Instagram feed all summer long and you can’t believe you missed out on buying the most coveted item of the season. Lucky for you, we’re giving you the best tip of your summer shopping career: Run, don’t walk, to buy Zara’s pink leather jacketA jacket is a mid stomach length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.. You definitely won’t regret it.
This pastel pink-hued biker jacket is the perfect mix of edgy and sweet. With all the hardware you need to kick your style up a notch, but in a soft feminine hue, it’ll mix seamlessly into your entire existing wardrobe—be it off-duty denim or a cocktail dress.
What’s more, the summertime topper rings in at less than $100. In sizes from XS-XXL, this faux leather jacket boasts an embossed effect that makes it look nearly identical to all your favorite leather products, but at a more affordable price. The waist belt can be fastened to close or left to hang loosely at your sides. The sky’s the limit when it comes to styling this summer wardrobe essential.



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Zara’s Coco Chanel–Inspired Bouclé Keeps Selling Out

It’s no secret that Zara is our go-to staple for trendy, budget-conscious buys. Even celebrities like Dakota Fanning and Bella Hadid shop the affordable retailer regularly.
With that kind of popularity, it’s no surprise Zara items often sell out. This season, Who What Wear already determined one of the season’s best-sellers, and it’s none other than the classic bouclé jacket.
Inspired by Coco Chanel’s iconic frayed jacket from 60 years ago, the bouclé is a timeless piece that works with everything from jeansJeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871[1] and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture. to ruffled dresses. And Zara’s version is priced at a mere fraction of the cost of the original. The retailer is currently selling two styles (at under $150 each) and take it from us: They’ll be gone before you know it.
For now, there are several sizes still in stock, but we recommend you make the investment sooner rather than later. If predictions are right, this is one Zara item that will sell out lightning fast.



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H&M, Zara, others coming to La Plaza Mall

McALLEN — With six months left to go in the La Plaza Mall expansion project, H&M and Zara, among others, will be coming to the mall.

Besides H&M and Zara, new shopping options coming include Kendra Scott, Reeds Jewelers, Flip Flop Shops and a T-Mobile store, according to the mall’s marketing agency. In addition to Palenque Grill, new dining options will include Texas de Brazil and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

A new parking garage has already opened and another parking garage is expected to be open by the end of the year. The entire mall expansion, which is expected to include over 25 new specialty stores, four anchor stores, a dining plaza and six restaurants, is slated to be completed before year’s end. The remaining businesses will be announced as the expansion nears completion.

“This expansion gives us the opportunity to offer the McAllen community and our loyal shoppers an unprecedented array of retailers and dining options to amplify the La Plaza Mall experience,” said Roberto Luciano, general manager of La Plaza Mall. “We are proud to see these respected brands join the extensive updates and enhancements already taking place. We look forward to announcing future exciting additions.”

H&M is an international clothing-retail company with nearly 500 locations in the United States and almost 30 in Mexico, including storesA retail store where merchandise is sold, usually a product, usually on a retail basis, and where wares are often kept. in Brownsville and Laredo. Zara is a Spanish-based clothing and accessory retailer, with more than 75 locations in both the United States and Mexico.

Kendra Scott, founded in Austin, offers jewelry and home decor. Reeds Jewelers has fine jewelry and watches.

The city of McAllen said when the expansion was announced that all the new businesses would be “first to market.” The new Palenque Grill marks a third location in McAllen.

Texas de Brazil is a Brazilian steakhouse. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory specializes in sweets, including fudge, candy apples, truffles and chocolate.



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The French fashion icon reportedly parted ways with the fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. house just before the film fest.

Eagle-eyed fashion watchers did a double take when longtime Dior spokesperson Marion Cotillard showed up to her Cannes opening night premiere of Ismael’s Ghosts in a black Jean Paul Gaultier Couture dressA dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment)..

The black lace-up gown, paired with gold platforms, was a bit of an understated look from the normally shining star — especially on such a big night — but it was said to have been a last minute replacement, as she was dismissed from the house in a shocking move earlier this week.

Sources say the Cotillard was unceremoniously dropped from the brand by new creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Chiuri, who took the reins of the historic house last July, reportedly wants a newer, younger face for her reimagined brand. The Italian designer has made an effort to take the house in a new, more casual direction with her “We Should All Be Feminists” T-shirt partnership with Rihanna, her denim-dominated fall collection and her recent Western-themed cruise runway show in the wilds of Calabasas.

Cotillard is said to be upset by the abrupt dismissal after a nearly decadelong relationship with the house, where she has fronted 15 campaigns since 2008.

The surprise move is also said to be causing strife between luxury conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moet Hennesey chairman Bernard Arnault and Dior CEO Sydney Toledano. LVMH recently took control of the couture house in a $13 billion deal to simplify the ownership structure.



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Paris museum celebrates 70 years of Dior

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:33AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:06AM EDT
The French capital’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Dior fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. house with “Christian Dior, couturier du rêve”, from July 5, 2017, to January 7, 2018. The exhibition explores 70 years of design, creation, inspiration and flying the flag for French fashion worldwide. The show is a chronological and themed exhibition that explores the world of the French fashion house and its founder.
This retrospective, staged with the support of Dior, features more than 300 haute couture gowns, accessories and fashion creations dating from 1947 to the present day, as well as paintings, furniture, sculptures and objets d’art reflecting Christian Dior’s earlier career running an art gallery and his passion for art. The show also features a multitude of documents, including illustrations, sketches, photos and letters.
In February 1947, Christian Dior caused a sensation with his first ever “New Look” spring/summer collection, taking the female silhouette in a whole new direction. This more feminine shape, with a marked waist and accentuated busts, saw female curves celebrated and flattered by the couturier’s designs. Certain designs featured in the exhibition soon became key pieces of the womenswear wardrobe and iconic designs, such as the Bar suit and the circle skirt.
Before looking at Christian Dior’s creativity, inspirations and the history of the fashion house, the exhibition opens with an overview of the legendary couturier’s life, from his childhood in Granville, Normandy, to his early days in haute couture. Parallels with couture are also explored since Granville and its gardens, the designer’s passion for art and theater, and his travels were all constant sources of influence in his work.
From Christian Dior to Maria Grazia Chiuri
The show looks back over 70 years of exceptional couture, from the young designer’s earliest creations to the latest designs from current Dior creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, who took the helm of the fashion house in 2016.
Six galleries look at Christian Dior’s heritage through the work of the creative directors that succeeded the designer after his death in 1957, with work by Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri.
The exhibition also showcases the fashion house’s techniques and craftsmanship, and charts the evolution of Dior style from 1947 to the present day. The show even spills out into the museum’s nave, where a selection of sumptuous eveningwear creations turn the space into a glamorous ballroom.
Most of the works on show are from the Dior Héritage collection, with additional loans from museums including the Musée Arts Décoratifs and Palais Galliera in Paris, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent.
“Christian Dior, couturier du rêve” [Christian Dior, Dream Couturier] runs July 5, 2017, to January 7, 2018, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France.



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Jennifer Lawrence behind the scenes for Dior

Jennifer Lawrence is fulfilling her duties as the rumoured $20 million face of Dior in the latest campaign for the French house’s pre-fall collection.

In the Behind The Scenes video for a sort film by Fabien Baron called La Fille Americaine where Jennifer appears in designer Maria Grazia Chiuri’s logo slingbacks and ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ T-shirt, while fondling a J’ADior bag, the star focuses on her female collaborators.

“It’s exciting to work with a woman photographer because, frankly, there aren’t very many,” Jennifer says of the campaign photographer Brigitte Lacombe.
“It’s a great experience wearing clothes that are designed by a woman who understands a woman’s body.”

Maria Grazia Chiuri left Valentino in 2016 to takeover from Raf Simons at Christian Dior. The label has adopted a more casual approach, with slogan T-shirts sitting alongside the Bar jackets and a new girl power approach.

“Femininity is owning your attitude,” Jennifer says in the video. “Whenever I think of a feminist I think of a confident woman.”

In the past five years, since the appointment of Raf as creative director and his recent replacement by Maria Grazia, revenue at Christian Dior has doubled. At the end of March Dior reported revenue in excess of $5.3 billion for the previous 12 months.

The company has also been buoyed by the success of actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman as ambassadors.

Last month, following a tangled web of transactions Dior became a part of the LVMH group, which is 47 per cent owned by billionaire Bernard Arnault and his family. The $17.3 billion deal brought the 70-year-old brand completely into the LVMH fold, which includes Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Thomas Pink and Veuve Clicquot champagne.

“The corresponding transactions will allow the simplification of the structures, long requested by the market, and the strengthening of LVMH’s fashion and leather goods division,” Bernard Arnault said.

Before this deal Christian Dior was merely a sister brand to LVMH thanks to a complicated holding structure but the buyout of minority shareholders will simplify the businessA business, also known as an enterprise or a firm, is an organization involved in the trade of goods, services, or both to consumers. model.



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The Most Important Thing To Do This Weekend – Topshop

This Monday marks your last chance to register to vote and make your voice heard in the UK’s General Election, taking place on June 8th. Still need some convincing? We’ve collated the most creative artworks on InstagramInstagram is a mobile, desktop, and internet-based photo-sharing application and service that allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly or privately., urging you to use your right to vote…
1. Simone Rocha
2. Dominic Jones
3. Florence Welch
4. Bella Freud
5. Shrimps
6. Unskilledworker
7. Poppy Chancellor



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