Monday, November 23, 2015

DAISY RIDLEY in Elle Magazine, December 2015 Issue

DAISY RIDLEY in Elle Magazine, December 2015 Issue:



DAISY RIDLEY in Elle Magazine, December 2015 Issue


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Marvelous Wedding Dress Collection by Nicole Spose

Marvelous Wedding Dress Collection by Nicole Spose:





Marvelous Wedding Dress Collection by Nicole Spose

Hi my beauties and future brides! How are you? I’m always here to inspire you and awaken your creativity! For today, I have a marvelous wedding dress collection by Nicole Spose! I have heard that you are getting married soon, so I recommend you to check this beautiful bridal collection out! I stayed speechless when I saw it and I truly hope that you will like it too.

The designer Alessandra Rinaudo presented her new 2016 collection in Rome and showed the trends for the next year. In this collection you will see full skirts in tulle or chiffon and silhouettes embellished with crystals and beads, and lace appliques. The lace remains one of the greatest protagonists in this collection, but we should not forget the floral attachments that add romantic touch to the designs. I’m 100% sure that here you will find the dress of your dreams! Enjoy and have fun!

This is one of the most romantic 2016 collections presented so far, as white is mixed with a touch of dusty pink. Detailed craftsmanship, intricate beading and high-quality materials are featured. The designer combine the elegance of traditional sophistication with the flair of modern chic.

Nicole Spose 2016 feature floating skirt with classic ruffles and bustles, drop waistlines, glamorous necklines and sculpted bodices that every girl dreams to wear on her wedding day.

Those who are searching for a design that will make them look astonishing and glam, should carefully take a look at each dress. I felt in love with these dresses! Alessandra Rinaudo have made an outstanding collection and each design is special on its own way. I need to recognize that dress below is my favorite!

What do you think about this Nicole Spose 2016 collection? Do you like it? I would like to know what do you think, so feel free to leave me a comment below! If you have some other interesting wedding dresses in your computer, you can share them with me too. Thank you for reading! Enjoy in the rest of your day and don’t forget to stay up to date with the content of Fashion Diva Design!

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Everyone Got Bored and Changed Their Hair for the American Music Awards

Everyone Got Bored and Changed Their Hair for the American Music Awards:

Just tell us, Gigi: Did you or did you not chop all your hair off? Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Just tell us, Gigi: Did you or did you not chop all your hair off? Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Celebrities usually change up their hair a bit for a red carpet, but at the American Music Awards (AMAs) on Sunday night, it appears that some had simply had it with their usual styles, debuting some major new looks just in time for the holidays. Or else they were all punking us and wearing various types of hairpieces and everything will go back to normal today. Let's analyze.

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid's chop. What's even real?? Photos: Jason Merritt & Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images
Gigi Hadid's chop. What's even real?? Photos: Jason Merritt & Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images
By far the most shocking (I use that as a relative term, obviously) change came courtesy of Gigi Hadid, who may or may not have lobbed her hair. She played coy about it, telling Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet that she should "check back tomorrow" because of the "tricks of the trade." After spending way too much time zooming in on pictures of the back of her head, I can say that if it's a fob (faux lob), it's one of the more convincing ones I've seen. But nothing is real in Hollywood and it would really surprise me if Gigi gave up her signature bombshell waves. Weirder things have happened, though. Also, it looks really great and she should actually do this if it's all just a lie.

Kendall Jenner

Stop asking me about my bangs or I will cut you with my cheekbones — Kendall. Photos: Jason Merritt & Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images 
Stop asking me about my bangs or I will cut you with my cheekbones — Kendall. Photos: Jason Merritt & Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images 
Is that Kris Jenner coming out of a time machine or is it her daughter, Kendall Jenner, with bangs? The latter — maybe. It's easy to make clip-in bangs look convincingly real, but this could totally be a genuine cut. Only time — and Kendall's future Instagram posts — will tell.

Joe Jonas

Joe Jonas is very zen about all his hair choices. Photos: Jason Merritt & Unique Nicole/Getty Images
Joe Jonas is very zen about all his hair choices. Photos: Jason Merritt & Unique Nicole/Getty Images
Joe Jonas has been slowly easing his way into a jar of aqua Manic Panic over the last few weeks, showing off a shock of blue here and there. But last night he fully committed to mer-person hair, perhaps because he heard his ex, Gigi Hadid, was also changing her hair. Gigi still wins.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen, we question nothing that you do. Photos: Jason Merritt & Rich Polk/Getty Images
Gwen, we question nothing that you do. Photos: Jason Merritt & Rich Polk/Getty Images
Gwen Stefani debuted a real doozy of a red carpet look Sunday night, to which her hair played a supporting role. While her platinum color has been a signature since the '90s, she does change the style a lot, but this is a departure from her usually razor sharp edginess. A quick review of recent red carpet and paparazzi photos shows that in the last month Gwen has been favoring styles with a ton of volume at the crown, culminating in this full Priscilla Presley/late '90s Madonna/Jenny McCarthy hybrid, which is also more golden than usual. Is it the country influence — and the genre's well-documented fondness for big hair — of new beau Blake Shelton? Who knows, but Gwen can really do no wrong.

Ariana Grande 

Probably not real. Photos: Kevin Winter & Franziska King/Getty Images
Probably not real. Photos: Kevin Winter & Franziska King/Getty Images
Ariana Grande almost never changes her hair. But during a performance last night, she took a departure from her usual bronde ponytail with this rich mahogany brunette style that cascaded in waves with no ponytail holders in sight. It is likely not real. The fullness at the back of the head and the bobby pins all scream "wig," but it really changes her look. If her hair ever heals from the damage she's talked a lot about, she should try a deeper brunette color. Or she should just do whatever she wants. It's her head.



15 Looks Worth Talking About from the American Music Awards

15 Looks Worth Talking About from the American Music Awards:

J.Lo in head-to-toe DSquared2. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
J.Lo in head-to-toe DSquared2. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Awards Season doesn't officially kick off until the new year, but thanks to the American Music Awards on Sunday night, we have one more wild red carpet extravaganza to analyze before 2015 comes to a close. Though the evening was (sadly) Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Rihanna-free, the rest of the biggest names in music were in attendance, including fashion industry muses like Ciara, Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber. As is customary at the AMAs, attendees opted for party-ready looks that were either sheer, sparkly, scandalous, or some combination of the three. Music-focused awards shows also seem to be a prime venue for stars to wear lesser-known designers on the red carpet, perhaps due to the "anything goes" dress code situation that's implied at these things.

After taking some time to digest all of the wild (and very naked) looks we saw on Sunday night, we rounded up all of the ensembles worth talking about from the 2015 American Music Awards. See our choices and commentary in the gallery below, and let's discuss.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Cover 'Vanity Fair Italia,' Armani to Dress Al Pacino for Broadway

Must Read: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Cover 'Vanity Fair Italia,' Armani to Dress Al Pacino for Broadway:

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Photo: Fashion Gone Rogue
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Photo: Fashion Gone Rogue
These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Wednesday.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt hug it out on the cover of Vanity Fair Italia

"By the Sea" co-stars and real-life couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie cozied up with one another for the latest cover of Vanity Fair Italia. The couple were photographed by Peter Lindbergh, who also shot the actress for the November cover of WSJ. Magazine. {Fashion Gone Rogue}

Balenciaga awarded patent for bracelet design

Balenciaga has been awarded a U.S. patent for its Bow Bracelet, which Alexander Wang debuted in his first collection for the Paris-based luxury house. The patent was issued Nov. 10, only six months after the company filed for it. (The average time to issue a design patent is about 15 months, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.) {The Fashion Law}

Giorgio Armani designs Al Pacino's costumes on Broadway

Giorgio Armani has teamed up with costume designer Jess Goldstein to dress Al Pacino for "China Doll," which will run on Broadway from Dec. 4 through Jan. 31 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. {WWD}

Petra Flannery is a stylist to watch

Petra Flannery is one of the most influential stylists in Hollywood, with clients including Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, Carey Mulligan and Zoe Saldana. In her latest interview, Flannery explains the process of dressing a celebrity who's on a press tour, why and how she got into styling, and the importance of hard work. {Business of Fashion}

The latest influx of Dutch models in fashion

What do models Imaan Hammam and Prada campaign star Nimue Smit have in common? They're Dutch, of course. According to Vogue, Code Management modeling scout Marit Simons has been behind the latest influx of Dutch models. As for why Dutch models are so in demand, Simons explained, "Dutch models have a very pure kind of beauty that radiates health and happiness: high cheekbones, strong eyebrows, full lips and a fit body." {Vogue}

Drake will release a women's wear collectionThe rapper's fashion label OVO will debut its women's winter 2015 collection because, girl, you deserve it. Comprised of all-black cropped tops and hoodies, varsity-style and fur-lined jackets, leggings, sweatpants and a raglan sleeve baseball T-shirt dress, the capsule range will be available at OVO's Toronto flagship on Nov. 21 and online on Nov. 28. {i-D}

Homepage photo: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images

Kate Middleton Gave a Rare Public Speech in Matthew Williamson

Kate Middleton Gave a Rare Public Speech in Matthew Williamson:

The Duchess of Cambridge and Place2Be Chief Executive Catherine Roche. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
The Duchess of Cambridge and Place2Be Chief Executive Catherine Roche. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Since marrying Prince William in 2011, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, has rarely spoken in public. But on Wednesday morning, the often seen (but rarely heard) Kate Middleton gave a public speech about child mental health at the Place2Be Headteacher Conference titled, "My Head Is Too Full," in London. (The Duchess is a patron of Place2Be, an organization that offers counseling services in schools.)

In front of a crowd of senior leaders from Place2Be partner schools, the Duchess explained: "I often get asked why I decided to spend time highlighting the mental health of children. I imagine my answer might be similar to many of yours. I know that I was lucky. My parents and teachers provided me with a wonderful and secure childhood where I always knew I was loved, valued and listened to... I have seen time and time again that the roots of poor mental health in adulthood are almost always present in unresolved childhood challenges." See, Kate? That wasn't so bad.

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
For the occasion, the Duchess wore a gray wool dress with jeweled collar and sleeves by Matthew Williamson — a nice bit of publicity for the British designer, who recently downsized his business. Middleton previously wore the dress at the 2012 premiere of "African Cats" with the same exact green clutch and shoes — a suggestion, perhaps, that she's just like the rest of us. (Liz Lemon eyeroll.)

Kate Middleton at the premiere of "African Cats" in 2012. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Kate Middleton at the premiere of "African Cats" in 2012. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Homepage photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Tattoo Artist Bang Bang Spills Secrets About Inking the Fashion Set in His New Book

Tattoo Artist Bang Bang Spills Secrets About Inking the Fashion Set in His New Book:

One of Bang Bang's favorite clients, model and actress Cara Delevingne. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images
One of Bang Bang's favorite clients, model and actress Cara Delevingne. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images
As with fitness instructors, hair colorists and astrologers, fashion people tend to be a bit cultish about their favorite tattoo artists. You've likely heard of Scott Campbell — known for inking the likes of Marc Jacobs, Kanye West and Olivier Zahm — who's moved his primary focus to fine art in recent years, and Dr. Woo, the unofficial go-to guy for the international blogger set, with Chiara Ferragni and Emily Weiss among his clientele. But perhaps the most buzzy name on the ever-popular body art scene is Keith "Bang Bang" McCurdy, the New York-based artist who counts Cara Delevingne, Jordan Dunn, Kylie Jenner and Katy Perry among his loyal clients — and has an Instagram following that's surpassed 1 million.

At this point, McCurdy is a celebrity in his own right, and the Delaware-born artist  — who got his start by inking friends in his mother's kitchen 12 years ago — has a shiny tattoo studio of his own on Broome Street and a brand new autobiography, "Bang Bang: My Life in Ink," which was released on Wednesday. In its pages, McCurdy not only reflects on his very humble beginnings, but also gives fans an intimate look behind the mysterious persona he's built. Plus, thanks to the friendships he's formed with his big-name clients, readers get a glimpse at his surreal day-to-day existence, which includes making house calls on private planes and getting personal invitations to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. (This year, he was on Selena Gomez's guest list.)

"There's so many extreme lengths I'll go to [in order to tattoo someone]," McCurdy told me at his book launch. "If they ask, I'll do it. I've gone on tour with Katy Perry; I've gone to the Dominican Republic to tattoo Rihanna; I've flown to Panama for Justin Bieber and I've tattooed Cara Delevingne in the middle of the night in a hotel room. Any request, I want to fulfill." While McCurdy insists that these favors are not limited to his celebrity clients, he does credit them to helping his business grow to where it is today.

When asked about trends that are particularly popular among young, fashionable women today, McCurdy paused. These days, people trust him to create a unique design, he said — but that more often than not, their inspiration is initially sourced on Instagram. "We'll get trendy requests or some based on my social media posts, but we stick to that style, not that exact tattoo," he explained. "We steer the ship." It doesn't hurt that his famous clients tend to let their freak flags fly when it comes to his work — for instance, he is the man behind Delevingne's "bacon" tattoo and the delicate lion head inked on her pointer finger.

Considering that many of his customers make a living off of their looks — and a few, like model Ruby Rose, are covered head to toe in tattoos at this point — it's not surprising that McCurdy's gotten some, well, feedback from agents and the like. "Sometimes the manager is there, and they're like 'Really?!' and the answer is, 'Yeah! Yeah, really,'" he said. "Because they want it and it's 'them' — it doesn't negate their talent or ability. Tattooing is decorating your body, it's defining your fashion and we welcome it. As long as we're designing it and coming out well, we want to do it."

Under New Editor, Print is Still A Top Priority at 'Nylon'

Under New Editor, Print is Still A Top Priority at 'Nylon':

Chloë Grace Moretz on Nylon's December 2015/January 2016 cover. Photo: Nylon
Chloë Grace Moretz on Nylon's December 2015/January 2016 cover. Photo: Nylon
Another new chapter has begun at Nylon, a magazine accustomed to behind-the-scenes changes. Editor-in-Chief and Chief Marketing Officer Michelle Lee departed the brand earlier this month, after just over a year at the publication, to take the top job at Condé Nast's Allure. A month earlier, the staff was surprised by a large round of layoffs — reportedly a third of the team. Speculation arose, as it often does for magazines aimed at younger audiences, that the brand would go all-digital.

However, Nylon's newly appointed EIC (and its former Deputy Editor) Melissa Giannini says the brand is still dedicated to print. "The magazine is the foundation of the company," she said. "I probably wouldn't have been appointed to be the editor-in-chief if [going digital] was the plan." According to the MPA, the average monthly print and digital edition audience decreased by 3.8 percent to 1.2 million in the first nine months of 2015 versus the same period in 2014. In addition, the company shuttered Nylon Guys in March. "Yes, our audience of millennials, they were raised on the Internet and they love the Internet obviously, but I think they also... really appreciate the work that goes into polishing a story, fact-checking and all these things that go into creating a print publication."

Chloë Grace Moretz in Nylon's December 2015/January 2016 issue. Photo:Harper Smith/Nylon
Chloë Grace Moretz in Nylon's December 2015/January 2016 issue. Photo:Harper Smith/Nylon
Giannini joined Nylon three years ago — after stints at Spin and Martha Stewart Living — when co-founders Marvin Scott Jarrett and Jaclynn Jarrett still owned the magazine. "I think when the new ownership took over (in May 2014), there was a desire to maintain what was special about [Nylon], but also just grow it," said Giannini. She said she didn't expect Lee to leave and therefore didn't expect to become editor-in-chief. "It was sort of a surprise but I think maybe the best thing for the company. Not to sound arrogant, but I've been with them for awhile now, I know the brand, I know the team," she said. "I think right now our strengths are fashion, beauty, music and culture and I think we cover those topics in a way that really resonates with our audience, so I don't want to make any sweeping changes."

During Lee's tenure, she founded an in-house creative agency called Nylon Studio, and while Giannini said that her role in relation to the agency is "is still being worked out," a spokesperson said the print and digital teams, the latter led by VP of Digital Leila Brillson, will be working "in tandem" at the studio arm of the brand.

Nylon.com has seen rapid growth in the past year, growing from 107,000 unique visitors in October 2014 to 3 million in October 2015, according to ComScore. "That's a big concentration for the entire company and the print team has been participating in that as well," said Giannini. The print and digital teams, about 30 employees in all, are not solely dedicated to either medium, and Brillson does not report to Giannini just as she didn't report to Lee.

Chloë Grace Moretz in Nylon's December 2015/January 2016 issue. Photo:Harper Smith/Nylon
Chloë Grace Moretz in Nylon's December 2015/January 2016 issue. Photo:Harper Smith/Nylon
The company has made several hires since the October layoffs, which saw the departure of the chief revenue officer and publisher, two fashion editors, two writers, a video producer and several advertising sales positions, according to WWD. A spokesperson said the company is actively hiring across all departments and so far has added a creative director for TV and video, a creative consultant for video, a digital account executive, a social media director and a digital editorial assistant.

"I feel like it's a really exciting time to be taking this on and there are, of course, challenges, but I'm really excited to do it," said Giannini, who says she follows readers to stay ahead of trends and checks the magazine's hashtags on social media to see readers' feedback. "I’m very hands on, partly out of necessity, just because we are a really efficient lean, mean machine," she said. Since joining Nylon, Giannini has written about one cover story per year (Lana Del Rey and Grimes are examples) and even though she plans to hire a senior level person to fulfill some of her former duties, she hopes to still edit when time allows. "I plan on still working with words and editing our cover story, maybe — not as much as I was."

In addition to publishing "deep dives on cultural phenomena," Giannini also wants to feature more personal or experiential essays and find ways to allow more readers to contribute. "What I loved about magazines growing up, like Sassy, that had reader produced issues — there was this ongoing conversation." And her dream cover for Nylon? "We probably won't get it, but I would love to feature the Obama girls," she said. "So if you're listening..."

Nylon's December 2015/January 2016 issue goes on sale Dec. 1.

Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated in the headline that print is "the top" priority at Nylon; rather, it is "a top" priority. An earlier version also incorrectly stated Giannini plans to hire a deputy editor; rather, she plans to hire a "senior-level" person to fulfill some of her former duties. An earlier version also incorrectly stated that Giannini worked at Slate; she worked at Spin. We also modified a description of how print and digital teams work at Nylon Studio: "in tandem" rather than "splitting duties."

Chloë Grace Moretz in Nylon's December 2015/January 2016 issue. Photo:Harper Smith/Nylon
Chloë Grace Moretz in Nylon's December 2015/January 2016 issue. Photo:Harper Smith/Nylon

This is What Jennifer Lawrence Will Look Like Once Her Dior Contract is Up

This is What Jennifer Lawrence Will Look Like Once Her Dior Contract is Up:

Jennifer Lawrence in Schiaparelli Couture at 'Mockingjay, Part 2''s New York premiere on Wednesday. Photo: James Devaney/Getty Images
Jennifer Lawrence in Schiaparelli Couture at 'Mockingjay, Part 2''s New York premiere on Wednesday. Photo: James Devaney/Getty Images
Come 2017, Jennifer Lawrence will be free from the three-year, $15-million contract that has demanded that she wear Dior, exclusively, for major red carpet events. This means that the 25-year-old actress will soon have the opportunity to wear clothing other than the floaty, ultra-femme cupcake dresses that now comprise 95 percent of her formal wardrobe. Occasionally, though, Lawrence will rebel — Girl on Fire, Katniss Everdeen-style — and break away from the Dior machine to slip into something a bit edgier, and it's those looks that have all the fun.

At the New York premiere of "Mockingjay, Part 2" on Wednesday night, Lawrence rolled up in a decisively non-Dior dress by — wait for it — Schiaparelli Couture! It was, for lack of a better term, fucking awesome. During the recent "Mockingjay, Part 2" press tour, Lawrence has worn five Dior gowns, one Ralph Lauren gown and now, one refreshingly sexy (and slightly goth) number from the newly resurrected French fashion house. With a romantic, sheer bodice, peekaboo Eres bralette and layered necklaces, this was a far cry from the princess-y looks we've seen her wear on red carpets past. While much of this can surely be attributed to Lawrence's newish styling duo of Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson, it's clear that the more contemporary styles suit her. It makes us psyched for her post-Dior era, when knockout looks like this can become the rule and not the exception.

Photo: James Devaney/Getty Images
Photo: James Devaney/Getty Images

'Self' Magazine Lays Off Several Staff Following Publisher Exit

'Self' Magazine Lays Off Several Staff Following Publisher Exit:

Rita Ora covers the latest 'Self'. Photo: Self
Rita Ora covers the latest 'Self'. Photo: Self
WWD is reporting that Self laid off up to 15 editorial staffers on Thursday. A source close to the magazine confirmed to Fashionista that layoffs occurred, but did not specify a number.

On Wednesday, Condé Nast announced that the company was combining Self and Glamour's sales and marketing teams under the direction of Glamour Publisher Connie Anne Phillips, and that Self Publisher Mary Murko was departing as a result. According to WWD, however, Thursday's layoffs affected only the editorial team — across the fashion, features, art, production, copy and research departments, in addition to the bookings editor and business managers. The digital team and senior staff remain.

A spokesperson for Self did not confirm the news to Fashionista, but released the following statement:

"Since relaunching in March, SELF.com has exceeded growth expectations. We are making strategic decisions about resources to support our digital and social platforms while maintaining the integrity of our print product."