Twin Models Ruth & May Bell Star in Dior’s Spring-Summer 2017 Campaign

Dior unveils it’s new campaign for the Spring-Summer 2017 season!

This is the first collection under Dior‘s new artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Back in 2015, Dior‘s former director Raf Simons stepped down from his position with the fashion company.

Maria opened up about her perception of Dior‘s femininity with French photographer Brigitte Lacombe.

“I strive to be attentive and open to the world and to create 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. that resembles the women of today,” Maria said about her new The Woman Behind the Lens project.

The project a body of photographic work made exclusively by women delivering their personal vision of the collection.

Twin models Ruth and May Bell star in the ready-to-wear campaign for the upcoming season.

The 19-year-old models have started to make a name for themselves in the fashion industry over the past few seasons. They are also starring in the Burberry and Topshop SS17 campaigns as well.


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H&M to open a Christchurch store in 2017

Fashion retailer H&M is expanding to the South Island, with a Christchurch shop due to open next year.

H&M opened its first New Zealand storeA retail store where merchandise is sold, usually a product, usually on a retail basis, and where wares are often kept. earlier this year at Sylvia Park Shopping Centre in Auckland.

It was reported in October that the Swedish company was talking with Christchurch property developers and was interested in large flagship premises fronting onto Cashel St.

Christchurch developer, Carter Group’s Philip Carter, said he was delighted to welcome H&M to his $140 million retail and office redevelopment, The Crossing, at the eastern end of the city’s Cashel St retail area.

He said it would support his vision of central Christchurch becoming Canterbury’s leading fashion-retail precinct.

“When The Crossing opens next year, it will be a world-class development, the quality of which has never been seen before in the South Island,” Carter said.

The lease is a boost for The Crossing, which is the size of a medium shopping mall at 44,000 square metres.

It covers the hectare block between Colombo, Lichfield and High streets and Cashel Mall, and will include retail, business and hospitality, plus a carpark building.

The Crossing’s design incorporates heritage and contemporary buildings with connecting laneways leading to boutiques, shops, cafes restaurants and courtyards.


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Dior to Host First-Ever Cruise Collection Show in Los Angeles

Dior is having an L.A. moment. The French 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 chose the City of Angels as the sole location of its exclusive Lady Art pop-up, and now, creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri has decided to host her first Cruise collection for the brand in Los Angeles next May.

The house considered showing its 2015 collection in L.A., but it was moved to Pierre Cardin’s Palais Bulles on the French Riviera. Its most recent Cruise presentation took place at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England; Elizabeth Olsen, Kierna Shipka and Kate Beckinsale were among the attendees.

The show is slated for May 11, though the time and location are still to be determined.

It will be interesting to see what aesthetic Chiuri will bring to the 2018 cruise collection, given that her previous ready-to-wear collection (she made her debut for the brand during September Paris Fashion Week earlier this year) primarily celebrated feminism.

Earlier this year, Chiuri opened up about her spring 2017 ready-to-wear collection stating, “I strive to be attentive and open to the world and to create fashion that resembles the women of today.”

“Fashion that corresponds to their changing needs, freed from the stereotypical categories of ‘masculine/feminine,’ ‘young/not so young,’ ‘reason/emotion,’ which nonetheless also happen to be complementary aspects.”

Dior is not the only brand heading west: several fashion designers have recently decided to showcase their haute couture in the City of Angels. Former Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane presented his fall menswear collection at the Hollywood Palladium ahead of New York Fashion Week this February, while Rebecca Minkoff will be staging her next fashion show at The Grove on Feb. 4 ahead of her New York Fashion Week show. Louis Vuitton, meanwhile, also opted for a SoCal destination for its 2015 cruise collection when it showed in Palm Springs.


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Literally Everyone Has This Gucci T-Shirt

2016 was Gucci’s year, so it’s no surprise that the brand is ending it on a high note. If you follow enough fashion folks on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed one of its T-shirts on your feed over and over (and over) again. The label’s logo tees have taken social media by storm, and it’s quickly become a ubiquitous symbol of blogger styleStyle is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.. Because really, if you don’t #OOTD it, did you even wear it?

The item in question is offered in a few variations: The classic women’s version will cost you $590 (though the men’s option is priced at $420), and the sweatshirt style gets all the way up to a you-wish price of $2,600. Clearly, these steep price tags haven’t stopped ladies and gents alike from shopping the styles — in one quick scroll we were able to spot 20 people sporting the top. (Still, we can’t help but wonder if there are some really good knock-offs in the mix or if they’re all the real deal).

The best part, though, is that they’re all worn so nonchalantly — with 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. or mini skirts and some stacked delicate jewelry — as if it’s a simple shirt you dug up at the local thrift store (when in reality it’s a statement piece from Gucci’s 2017 Cruise collection show). Can you tell we’re just a little bit jealous?


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Layering nail polish is a terrific trick that gives new life to sheer colors, which can often fade and look dull. First, paint nails your favorite base color. Then layer a shimmer or glitter polish as a second coatA coat is a garment worn by both men and women,[1] for warmth or fashion. Coats typically have long sleeves and are open down the front, closing by means of buttons, zippers, hook-and-loop fasteners, toggles, a belt, or a combination of some of these. Other possible features include collars, shoulder straps and hoods.. This makes the lacquer shine and hold onto its luster.

Zigzags just got super simple. After applying a base coat, paint a grid of small dots onto your nails. Connect the dots, making a “V” pattern, then extend the lines up to make the zigzags. Finish with a clear top coat.

The water droplet mani is so fancy, but a snap to master. Start with a base coat and your preferred polish. Use a bobby pin to gently dab small drops onto your nail. Let the bubbles of polish dry completely, then apply a top coat.


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Power dressing: Christian Dior traces 70 years of design in new tome

When Christian Dior launched his couture house in 1947’s post-war Paris, he broke away from the rationing that also applied to fabrics at the time: his wasp-waisted dresses flared out with abundance.

Dior’s New Look – a term coined by Carmel Snow – revolutionised women’s fashion by injecting it with a healthy dose of optimism and sensuality. This is where Dior by Christian Dior commences, the first volume of a seven-part series published by Assouline, in which the French fashion house celebrates 70 years of its revolutionary legacy. Each volume is dedicated to a creative director, from M Dior to Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano to Raf Simons – without forgetting the designer currently at the helm: Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Elegantly laid-out with single images on each page, the book series is curated by Olivier Saillard, the director of Paris’ Palais Galliera museum, one of the most knowledgeable and respected 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. historians working today.

The book’s historical black-and-white images interact dynamically with the theatrical chiaroscuro set-ups of Christian Dior ensembles on mannequins, shot by Laziz Hamani. It also visually synthesises the codes that combine to create Dior’s recognisable DNA. Inside, Hamani’s crystal-clear close-ups of haute couture fabrics include the tulle petals of a floral-inspired evening gown embroidered with blue sequins, and fabric representations of the house’s signature symbols, such as a lily of the valley detail on a 1955 afternoon silhouette.

The volume is interspersed with quotations from M Dior, and completed with precise information on materials, previous owners and the current institutions where the pieces are being conserved. It offers a stately idea of the foundations laid by M Christian Dior from his revolutionary New Look silhouette, until his final A/W 1957 Fuseau collection, which have given a creative foothold to the six other designers following in his footsteps.


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The biggest night of the year is coming and there are more than a few guarantees… you’ll wear the sequins, drink the bubbly and ring in the new year good and proper. And the next day? You’ll want an easy but cute get-up to boss hungover brunch with. Enter Parisienne blogger Melanie Darmon…

Take notes from Melanie and pair a frilled stripe shirt with embroidered skinnies (new season double tick) and add comfy, low-heeled ankle bootsA boot is a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle, while some also cover some part of the lower calf. Some boots extend up the leg, sometimes as far as the knee or even the hip. Most boots have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece. and your fave cross-body. Still have glitter in your hair? Cheat your way to chic with a suede baseball cap, plus some bold chokers (which you may or may not have slept in, no judgement here).


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Rough ride: slashes and splashes invigorate Dior Homme

Dior Homme creative director Kris Van Assche draws from many inspirations – from cult director Larry Clark’s grimly realistic cinematic vision of youth to The xx’s melancholic indie music via Rinus Van de Velde’s intense narrative charcoal drawings. The common thread in his aesthetic preference is darkness and magnetic imperfection, a fascination the Belgian menswear designer has now distilled into his Black Carpet collection for the French brand.

‘The idea is to desacralise eveningwear by giving a roughness to the clothes,’ says Van Assche, who added depth to the black by working paint splashes into jacquard, slashing lapels, and using black and white scribbled embroidery. Applied in a spontaneous way, the details are unmistakably deliberate, showcasing the Dior Homme atelier’s detailed craftsmanship.

‘Black Carpet is similar to my collection, where the sartorial blends with sportswearSportswear (fashion), clothing appropriate for a wide range of social situations.,’ says Van Assche. ‘But here it is about letting the ultimate handmade details go hand-in-hand with a cooler attitude.’


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If you’ve invested in a sassy party skirtA skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist or hips and covers all or part of the legs. The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context. Most skirts are self-standing garments, but some skirt-looking panels may be part of another garment such as leggings, shorts, and swimsuits. (or if this is making you have strong urges to do so) we’re about to prove that it’s way more versatile than you think. Prepare for January blues outfit inspiration…

Casual kween
Bring some streetwear vibes into the mix with a sporty long-sleeved top and cult fave Vans of the Old Skool variety. The orange and blue colour-clash makes for a v fashion twist and will get you ready for sunnier days.

Stay cool
Put a casual spin on your festive fave by adding a basic (but trusty) grey tee into the mix, and get ahead of SS17 by layering with a cute gingham bralet. Throw on some chunky lace-up boots to nail weekend cool (just add tights if you’re well chills).

Party on
If for you sequins ain’t just for December (they’re for life, yeah) then amp it up for Jan nights out with a velvet padded jacket. It’s basically a fancier version of the puffer you’ve been wearing all season, so it’s a must. Add sporty socks and heeled boots and just like that, you’re back baby.


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