MARIE JEDIG IS OUR SCANDINAVIAN SUMMER CRUSH – H&M

Danish blogger Marie Jedig’s style is an enviable mix of designer vintage, on-trend high street finds and seasonal catwalk hits. It is all about contrasts, she says, pairing feminine silhouettes with cool accessories or worn-out denimDenim[1] is a sturdy cotton warp-faced[2] twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas)..

We invited Marie to go wild in our Copenhagen showroom. The result: a summery take on the new Scandi style – personal, playful and effortless.

WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
“I like to play with contrasts and combine new items with vintage luxury pieces. In the fast fashion industry where trends go in and out on an everyday basis, I think that it’s important to build a wardrobe that allows you to personalize trends and make them your own.”

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNER?
“[Céline’s] Phoebe Philo for creating minimalist yet noticeable designs, always with an artistic edge, and Nicolas Ghesquière [at Louis Vuitton] for his ability to revolutionize trends with a great portion of coolness included.”

WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON?
“I do not have a specific style icon, but a lot of Danish girls are doing a great job with their personal style without overdoing trends nor giving up comfort over fashion.”

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH?
“My apartment in Copenhagen. ‘There’s no place like home’ is such a cliché, but my home is where I relax – either by having a cup of coffee on my French balcony, or drinking wine with my friends, dancing to 90s tunes in my kitchen.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
“I’m a complete sucker for all kinds of pasta and I absolutely LOVE Italian food. My friends and I went to Milan a while ago and we joked about just going there for the food. The funny thing was that it was no joke at all. We ate at this restaurant specializing in truffles on our last day and I felt like I had died and gone to pasta heaven.”

IF YOU HAD TO LEAVE YOUR APARTMENT IN A HURRY, WHAT WOULD YOU GRAB?
“Probably my Mulberry Bayswater bag. It was a gift from my parents after my sister suffered from a long period of illness. My parents gave it to me as a symbol for me taking care of her throughout the progress. It means a lot to me.”

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO LOOK?
“Jeans, sneakers and a knit or a top, depending on the season. Copenhagen is definitely the place to wear sneakers, since we bike around town most of the time. I’m a fan too. 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. are my all-time go-to item because they’re so easy to wear and to style.”

WHY IS FASHION IMPORTANT?
“Fashion is a way of communicating and showing aesthetic standards. Like art, theater, music and movies, fashion and style reflects the society and culture, and affects all people in some way, also when not intended.”

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN HISTORY, WHAT FASHION ERA WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN?
“The 60s and 70s were great because there was a real fashion revolution in that short period of time. The uptight ‘uniform’ and standard ideas of clothing developed into style and people suddenly began using fashion as a political statement.”

WHAT ITEM WOULD YOU NEVER PART FROM?
“My flared, floral printed denim jeans from Chanel. I saw them in a magazine a few years ago and fell completely in love with them. When I was in Paris last year with my best friend, I found them in a Chanel flagship store and I just had to buy them, although they were sliiiiightly over budget. Because I’m a tiny 5 foot 4 girl, they had to fit them to my size overnight so that I could bring them home with me. They’re really something special and the fit is amazing.”

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
“Something new every day – which is kind of what actually happened. I’ve been encouraged by my family to follow my dreams and I’ve always been told that I could become anything I wanted. As a child, I had great interest in theater, and I’ve been doing music ever since I was nine years old. I’ve always known that I wanted to do something creative and that I wanted to find some kind of platform to express myself, but I never thought that I would end up in the fashion industry.”

WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY FASHION PLEASURE?
“Looking at vintage websites every night before going to sleep. It’s suuuch a bad habit because there are so many temptations there!”

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET?
“I really never get starstruck, but if I bumped into George Clooney on the street I would probably die.”

WHAT DO YOU NEED RIGHT NOW?
“All this talk of truffle pasta makes me need exactly that right now, haha. Wardrobe-wise, I always feel like I need a new pair of shoes.”

WHAT IS YOUR LATEST BEAUTY DISCOVERY?
“Hexomedine, a product I buy in French pharmacies whenever I’m in Paris! It’s a miracle cure for upcoming pimples.”

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http://www.hm.com/us/magazine/fashion/everyday-icon/2017/07/marie-jedig-is-our-scandinavian-summer-crush

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7 PRODUCTS THAT WILL RESCUE YOUR SUMMER HAIR AND SKIN – H&M

BODY SCRUB
It’s been hot and humid, air pollution is the real deal and you’ve been slathering on sunscreen all summerSummer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa., so of course your body is crying out for a good scrub to deal with all that grime! This purifying scrub has sugar granules and green tea to help polish and revitalize the skin, while meadowfoam seed oil provides deep hydration. Because, while you might have been sweating buckets, the sun and heat were also zapping the moisture from your skin.

QUICK TIP: While in the bath or shower, massage into your skin in a circular motion using an exfoliating glove or mitt or a body brush for a more vigorous scrub and to boost circulation.

FACE MASK
Now that we know the sun and heat can dehydrate your skin – plus, think of all the air conditioners we rely on at the office or in school – it’s time to take care of our faces. While drinking loads of water and moisturizing plenty are no-brainers, a hydrating face mask is a welcome addition to any skincare routine. Try this mask, made with shea and cocoa butter, nourishing argan oil and revitalizing rosehip oil, at least once a week.

QUICK TIP: While your skin is recovering from the perils of summer weather, keep any exfoliation for the evening instead of the morning. This will help stave off any sun sensitivity.

HAIR PRIMER SPRAY
Been swimming in the ocean, lake or pool all summer? Or soaking up the rays on a lounge chair? Lucky you! But spare a moment for your poor tresses, which at this point are probably looking a tad frazzled by the elements. Rather than loading up on conditioner and weighing down your hair, try a multi-use primer spray before styling to detangle and nourish plus add shine and conditioning. Spray evenly onto damp hair before going about your usual hair routine.

QUICK TIP: After you step out of the shower, squeeze out any excess water from your hair and towel dry. Hair that’s had 50% to 60% of its moisture removed will be more receptive to products.

BUFFER BRUSH
While we like using our fingers to apply foundation, BB creams or any other base, after a few months of extra-clogged pores (thanks sweat!), uneven pigmentation from the sun or possibly even a little sun damage, you might need to call in for reinforcements – the buffer brush. With this tool, you’ll get that air-brushed yet completely natural look. Using a swirling motion, the flat-topped, densely packed bristles enable you to blend product onto your skin easily and seamlessly.

QUICK TIP: For extra coverage, try tapping the brush on your skin to add more product – you may not even need concealer!

CONCEALER PALETTE
Chances are that you got a bit tan over the summer, even with regular sunscreen use (a must!), or perhaps even have a few sun spots. Both will eventually fade, but instead of having to shell out for several different shades of concealer during this time, a palette is the answer. Mix and match the three shades to your heart’s content. The creamy formula offers medium to full coverage and is super-easy to blend. Apply and lightly blend using a brush or your fingertips.

QUICK TIP: Even if you don’t normally use a setting powder, it’s wise to at least “set” the areas you’ve just concealed to avoid any creases or caking. Use a smaller, fluffy brush in this instance.

BRONZER
Whether you want to eke out some more summer in your mind or keep that naturally sun-kissed look alive while you head back to work or school, bronzer is the way to go. Opt for a lightweight powder with a silky texture in a matte yet luminous finish, such as this one, instead of a liquid or cream, which will look too strong. You want a fresh, airy glow, making a “3” on both sides of your face. Using a brush, start at the top of the forehead, dust along the cheek and sweep across the jawline all the way to your chin.

QUICK TIP: Dust some bronzer along the length of your nose for extra glow, and don’t forget the sides of your neck, especially if you’re wearing your hair up!

ALL-OVER MIST
We get it, at the end of the day it’s hard to let summer go. The good news is that you may not have to, at least in your mind. Smell is a powerful sense, and this refreshing mist has a delicate blend of creamy coconut, smooth vanilla and soft woody notes that will remind you of hazy days at the beach. It’s also infused with hydrating aloe vera, which imparts moisture to your skin. Spray onto bare skin and remember the times…

QUICK TIP: The fine mist can also be sprayed onto your hair. Concentrate on the lengths and ends of your tresses so that whenever you move, the scent will waft along with you.

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http://www.hm.com/us/magazine/beauty/good-looks/2017/08/7-products-that-will-rescue-your-summer-hair-and-skin

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5 EASY STEPS TO PERFECT EDGES – H&M

START WITH A SLEEK PONYTAIL
1. Brush your hair backwards into a low, tight ponytail. Use a shaping gel wax to keep flyaways down and sleek. But leave baby hairs and flyaways near your face alone at this point.

SHAPE INTO A WAVE?
2. Dampen a toothbrush or a comb and start combing your baby hairs forward.

Use your finger to pin down the lock, while shaping the ends into a wave.

3. Repeat step two, but this time put a little gel or wax on the toothbrush – this will make it hold and stay in shape.

4. Enjoy a super cute everyday look!

SIDEBURN SWOOPS
5. Want an even edgier look? Brush your baby sideburns forward and repeat steps 2 and 3. Use a pin comb to create tiny circle shapes.

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http://www.hm.com/us/magazine/beauty/experts-corner/2017/07/5-easy-steps-to-perfect-edges

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3 SKINCARE QUICK-FIX TRENDS TO TRY NOW – H&M

MANUKA HONEY
Cleopatra isn’t a beauty icon for nothing, and when it comes to skincare, she may have also been on to something with her milk and honey face masks. It turns out that honey has several benefits for your skin, and it’s the latest ingredient to garner a huge amount of – ahem – buzz. Honey’s main claim to fame is its antimicrobial properties. The enzymes in it release natural acne-bacteria-blasters (flavonoids, hydrogen peroxide and phenolic acid), which makes it very clarifying while still being suitable for all skin types. Honey also has a good dose of antioxidants that accelerate healing of the skin, and manuka honey in particular supports skin’s natural immunity, reinforces the skin barrier and helps protect skin from damage and environmental factors. Rather than taking the DIY approach (think of the mess!), the easiest way to start with honey is with a mask like the Manuka Honey peel-off mask.
THE THREE-SECOND RULE
The latest word from South Korea, that hotbed of beauty trends and tips, is something called the “three-second rule”, which refers to the three-second window that you have after cleansing to apply the first skincare product. And why are Korean women doing that? Damp skin is more receptive to the active ingredients in your serum or cream than dry skin because it’s more permeable. In other words, you’ll get better absorption of your products using the three-second rule. The key is not to have soaking wet skin, though. And don’t worry if you’ve gone past the three seconds or even three minutes after cleansing. Simply use a damp face cloth to moisten the skin or spritz with a face mist and then go to town with the rest of your skincare routine.
ILLUMINATING DROPS
Whether you’ve been working hard on getting that glow from within by finding the right skincare routine or becoming an expert with highlighter and a fan brush (or perhaps both!), sometimes it’s okay to cut corners. Honest! Especially when we’re talking about illuminating drops. This sheer, liquid highlighter can, of course, be used on its own, but it really shines (wink, wink) when added to any fluid or cream productIn marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need. In retailing, products are called merchandise. In manufacturing, products are bought as raw materials and sold as finished goods. Commodities are usually raw materials such as metals and agricultural products, but a commodity can also be anything widely available in the open market.
, such as moisturizer, foundation or primer. You’ll instantly get that all-over glow that’s so covetable right now. Simply start by adding a drop or two to your desired product on the back of your hand and mix. Add more illuminating liquid if necessary and mix again. Then smooth all over your face and admire your new-found radiance.

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http://www.hm.com/us/magazine/beauty/experts-corner/2017/08/3-skincare-quick-fix-trends-to-try-now

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Chanel and Adidas Seeking Millions From Counterfeiters

The companies may be on opposite ends of 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. spectrum, but they’re both going after counterfeiters on Amazon and elsewhere for tens of millions of dollars.

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http://wwd.com/business-news/legal/chanel-adidas-seeking-millions-from-amazon-stores-counterfeiters-10960902/

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Which Chanel bags make the best investments?

Today marks the birthday of one of the most influential designers to emerge from the 20th century, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel. 46 years after the designer’s death, her legacy is as potent as ever; her signature boxy tweed suits, little black dressesA 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). and ballerina pumps are still associated with her gamine, revolutionary approach to style.

But it is Chanel’s chic handbags which are often seen as the pinnacle of investment pieces, but which one to buy? To coincide with the designer’s birthday, the Parisian showroom and website specialising in the sale of pre-owned luxury items, Collector Square, has investigated the Chanel handbags which constitute the most worthy of investments. Of course, we would always advocate buying with heart as well as head, but just so you know, here are the 5 most collectible styles to keep your eyes peeled for…

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/brands/chanel-bags-make-best-investments/

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Tracee Ellis Ross in Chanel is perfection!

Tracee Ellis Ross‘ baeness has never been in question and once again she shows us why we can’t get enough of her.

The 44-year-old stepped out for the 2017 Emmys Performers Peer Group Cocktail Reception on Monday looking like a bag of money and then some in an embellished kimono and pants set by Chanel worn over a white cropped tee.

A pair of Christian Louboutin pumps, black purse and gold hoop earrings served as her accessories.

For her beauty look, the Blackish star went for her signature red lips while her hair was slicked back and away from her face.

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http://thenet.ng/2017/08/tracee-ellis-ross-chanel-perfection/

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Chanel Sees Dip in Sales, Profits

Chanel International BV — a Dutch holding companyA company is an association or collection of individuals, whether natural persons, legal persons, or a mixture of both. Company members share a common purpose and unite in order to focus their various talents and organize their collectively available skills or resources to achieve specific, declared goals. that is part of the Chanel empire —saw a year-on-year loss of 9 percent in 2016, with a turnover of $5.67 billion, according to new reports.

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — Chanel International BV — a Dutch holding company that is part of the Chanel empire — has suffered a year-on-year loss of 9 percent, with a turnover of $5.67 billion in 2016, according to new reports.

The company’s net income fell almost 35 percent from $1.34 billion to $874 million, according to French newspaper Le Monde and Swiss business magazine Bilan, both of which obtained access to a confidential 91-page document audited by Deloitte and filed at the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce. While Chanel International BV does not publicly disclose its earnings, the publications said operating income dipped 20 percent to $1.28 billion, resulting in a 22.5 percent decline in profitability, compared with a 25.7 percent decline a year earlier.

Chanel International BV’s decline is partially explained by the sale of its subsidiary Chanel UK (which represents approximately 11 percent of its sales) to another entity, which is also under its control.“On an equivalent benchmark, at constant exchange rates, the results are stable compared to 2015,” says the document, according to the reports.

“The fall in revenue is attributed to terrorist attacks in Europe, which have negatively affected the flow of tourists and therefore sales,” the report is also quoted as saying. The impact of the company’s April 2015 sale of the Bourjois beauty brand to Coty also impacted sales in the first four months of 2016. (Chanel received 15.43 million shares of Coty’s Class A Common Stock, equivalent to about $240 million at the time.)

The figures in the leaked report also likely include Chanel’s fragrance and beauty sales, as well as earnings from other brandsA brand (or marque for car model) is a name, term, design, symbol or other feature that distinguishes one seller’s product from those of others.[2] Brands are used in business, marketing, and advertising. Initially, livestock branding was adopted to differentiate one person’s cattle from another’s by means of a distinctive symbol burned into the animal’s skin with a hot branding iron. owned by the Wertheimer family, which include swimwear brand Eres and British gunmaker Holland & Holland.

But while results dropped, dividends to Chanel International BV’s shareholders, Alain and Gérard Wertheimer, increased. According to Bilan, the brothers received $3.41 billion in 2016, compared with $1.64 billion in 2015. Alain has been global chief executive of Chanel since the exit of Maureen Chiquet in January 2016, while Gérard oversees Chanel’s watch division. Their grandfather, Pierre Wertheimer, was the business partner of Chanel founder Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel.

The luxury goods market is expected to return to growth this year, driven by domestic spending in China and tourism in Europe, according to a May 2017 Bain & Co. Luxury Study. While luxury goods sales fell last year, spending is expected to grow by 2-4 percent this year.

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https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/news-bites/chanel-sees-dip-in-sales-profits

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Gucci’s Susan Chokachi to be Honored at Make Equality Reality Gala

This year’s Make Equality Reality Gala will celebrate Gucci America president and chief executive officer Susan Chokachi along with A Breeze of Hope Foundation founder Brisa De Angulo, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of Equality Now.

The annual gala, to be held October 30 at Gotham Hall in New York, will be co-chaired by Gloria Steinem, Tara Lynda Guber, Susan Hassan, Chandra Jessee, Karen Lehner and Sue Smalley.

“I am proud to be part of a companyA company is an association or collection of individuals, whether natural persons, legal persons, or a mixture of both. Company members share a common purpose and unite in order to focus their various talents and organize their collectively available skills or resources to achieve specific, declared goals. that is fully committed to protecting human rights and fighting for gender equality,” Chokachi said of the recognition. “In 2013, Gucci founded Chime for Change to campaign for education, health and justice for girls and women all over the world, supporting the work of organizations like Equality Now, which are proving — often against extreme odds — that change is possible. It is an honor to partner with Equality Now, whose legal victories and landmark legislation wins have helped to change the course of history for so many girls and women.”

Equality Now was founded in 1992 as an international human rights organization working with the help of lawyers, activists and supporters to enable women and girls to live a life free from gender discrimination and things like sex trafficking, sexual violence, female genital mutilation and child marriage.

Equality Now’s global executive director Yasmeen Hassan, who also serves on the Chime for Change board, said, “We support and work with activists from all walks of life; they change the course of history. At a time when most corporations were unwilling to associate themselves with issues of gender equality and violence against women, Susan helped launched Gucci’s global campaign Chime for Change to support grassroots efforts for gender equality. We are honored to work with such powerful and compassionate women.”

Chokachi has been with Gucci since 1998. Gucci’s Chime for Change initiative was founded in 2013 by Beyoncé Knowles and Salma Hayek Pinault to promote gender equality.

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http://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/gucci-america-susan-chokachi-to-be-honored-at-make-equality-reality-gala-10964388/

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Gucci’s Crazy Sneakers Are Now Even Crazier

The Gucci formula is working. Alessandro Michele’s vision for the luxury brand appears to have no limits when it comes to just how maximalist one garment or bag or shoe can be. You want a denim jacket with patches, spikes, and shearling? Done. A green sweater with a knit UFO on it that’s spewing rainbow light beams? Why not?! Still, its Ace sneakers—kicks favored by the likes of Frank Ocean, and some of the most popular of summerSummer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa. 2017—have been a point of relative muted-ness in Gucci’s bonkers-is-better aesthetic. That is, until Michele cranked up the volume on them, too, by introducing a version that comes with interchangeable patches featuring the kinds of tigers, dragons, flowers, and those aforementioned rainbow-powered UFOs he’s fond of in his runway collections.

The kicks—which, sans patches, are based on a 1970s tennis style—retail for $695 (about what you’d expect a pair of Gucci sneakers to go for in 2017) and come pre-loaded with two patches, and it’s up to you to decide if you get a pair with matching patches or different ones. But Gucci doesn’t want you to stop there. Their job is to make your luxe-y DIY dreams come true, so there’s also a plethora of extra styles you can mix and match ($220 each, which, admittedly, is pricey even by Gucci standards). There’s a bee, an owl, and the number 25 for those who prefer more sporty vibes over wildlife. And if you think there has to be any rhyme or reason to which patches you choose or how you pair them, just remember that Gucci makes tuxedo jackets that look like not one, but two versions of your grandma’s favorite wallpaper. In other words, feel free to do whatever the hell you want.

Personalization is in right now in sneakers, whether we’re talking the scribbled-on sneaker trend or Virgil Abloh’s inscriptions on the pairs of Off-White x Nike sneakers he’s been dishing out to his friends in recent weeks. But these Gucci patches are something that’s a little more, well, luxurious than simply taking a marker to a pair of white sneakers. They’re not for everyone, but if you’ve got the guts to pull them off, there are few sneakers that’ll turn more heads right now.

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https://www.gq.com/story/gucci-ace-sneakers-are-now-even-crazier

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