New Vivienne Westwood Campaign Featuring ‘Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie

Juergen Teller/Vivienne Westwood

Juergen Teller/Vivienne Westwood

Brienne of Tarth, arguably Game of Thrones’ most popular knight in semi-shining armor, has no problem shining offset, thanks to the stunning Gwendoline Christie. Making the rounds in the Science-Fiction/Fantasy genre with upcoming roles in both The Hunger Games and Star Wars movies, Christie is bound to become a household name!

The 6’3” beauty is absolutely perfect for Vivienne Westwood’s Unisex campaign and Vivienne had a lot to say about why in a recent press release:

“In this collection the same suit can be worn by a man and a woman, then I realized Gwendoline would be perfect and would fit the clothes so I asked her to do it. She is such an attractive woman — when I asked her to be in the show, as well as the campaign, we got to know each other, she is a really interesting woman”

Christie also added that “It is so relevant for Vivienne Westwood to reassert their activist mindset and create a collection that takes us beyond our current gender stereotypes with beauty and intelligence.”

Famed photographer Juergen Teller photographed Christie in a variety of pieces, including coats and an evening gown.

 

Juergen Teller/Vivienne Westwood

Juergen Teller/Vivienne Westwood

 

By: Rachel Oliva-Valdes

 

 

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ACM Awards, eh

The Academy of Country Music Awards were last night and although the awards ceremony itself was entertaining, the red carpet was boring at best.

Harsh words, I know. But we’ll start with the good and then we’ll get to the bad.

First thing’s first…Miranda Lambert. I mean, not only did she sweep up multiple awards, she owned the red carpet. She looked very well put together while staying classy and fashion forward.

Miranda Lambert steals the show in Bibhu Mohapatra

Miranda Lambert steals the show in Bibhu Mohapatra

 

Reese Witherspoon also walked the red carpet, shimmering and radiant. It’s rare that she doesn’t look absolutely perfect.

Reese Witherspoon in beautiful David Koma mini

Reese Witherspoon in beautiful David Koma mini

 

The incredibly talented Kimberly Perry, from The Band Perry, stood out from the crowd in the best way possible.

Kimberly Perry is radiant in this Michael Cinco gown

Kimberly Perry is radiant in this Michael Cinco gown

 

The young Danielle Bradbery kept it perfectly age appropriate but no less stunning, easily landing on the best dressed list.

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Danielle Bradbery at the ACM Awards red carpet

 

If any non-country artist/musician or actor could land on this best dress list, it’d be Kira Kazantsev. The current Miss America looks classically beautiful in this sheer, floor-length gown.

Kira Kazantsev shimmering in Patricia Bonaldi

Kira Kazantsev shimmering in Patricia Bonaldi

 

Korie and Willie Robertson, and Willie’s beard, all made an appearance on the red carpet and while I think that Willie’s guest could use some beard oil, his life-partner Korie is absolutely perfect.

Korie and Willie Robertson on the red carpet

Korie and Willie Robertson on the red carpet

 

Then, amongst some underwhelming dresses and suits that could easily be shrugged off with an ‘eh’, there’s the ‘what is THAT’.

As much as I love the Spears family, I really believe with my whole heart that Jamie Lynn could and has done better than the black lace doilies used to make her dress.

Jamie Lynn Spears attends the 2015 ACM Awards

Jamie Lynn Spears attends the 2015 ACM Awards

 

I like pink as much as the next person and whole heartedly believe in red carpet statements but…Kimberly Schlapman…why?

Kimberly Schlapman on the ACM Awards red carpet

Kimberly Schlapman on the ACM Awards red carpet

 

Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore Hillary Scott and her voice but her red carpet look at the ACM Awards…not so much.

Hilary Scott in Badgley Mischka

Hillary Scott in Badgley Mischka

 

I also understand wanting to wear an Oscar de la Renta, pay your respects and such by wearing one of his creations but Mickey dear, it wasn’t meant to be. Although the silhouette is stunning, everything else is not (except Mickey Guyton’s glowing skin).

Mickey Guyton in Oscar de la Renta

Mickey Guyton in Oscar de la Renta

 

It saddens me to say that overall it was an underwhelming red carpet, which is easily the most exciting part of any awards ceremony for us fashionistas.

There’s always next year.

 

 

By: Rachel Oliva-Valdes

 

 

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10 Signs You’re in Fashion PR

1) Your fashion magazine subscription is out of control

Your client was mentioned in Harper’s Bazaar, so obviously you need both covers.

2) You stress because there aren’t enough men’s fashion magazines

Seriously?! What is up with that?

3) The extra office space looks like a small showroom

“Where’s that jacket that Nylon used for the shoot last week? Did you actually manage to put it in the closet?!”

4) All black clothing is more than just a uniform. It is now your constant go-to

Who says you can’t slay in all black? There is a world of slayage potential.

5) Purusing JustJared and US Weekly are no longer guilty pleasures but necessities.

Celebrate your now guiltless celebrity addictions. You need to stay current. FOR SCIENCE.

6) Vogue desk-side day is your Christmas

“O.M.G. Do you think SHE will be there?!”

7) Finally getting a reply from that editor that has gone dark is worthy of fireworks

Almost makes you feel like Queen Bey.

8) Fashion week is when your inbox becomes a war-zone

Reading that email asking to RSVP for a show that happened last week.

9) Running in heels is your cardio

You’re basically the Michelle Jenneke of the office ANYWAY.

10) Checking social media went from casual obsession to compulsive necessity

Speaking in 140 characters or less should count as another language #JustSaying

 

 

By: Rachel Oliva-Valdes

 

 

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MTV Movie Awards Fashion

The MTV Movie Awards took place over this past weekend, and as usual, the fashion did not disappoint.  In years past the awards have brought out some of the most unforgettable and wackiest looks seen on a red carpet.  This year however, the fashion didn’t disappoint for a completely new reason, most of it was just so stylish (or tame depending on your outlook) with some exceptions of course, I’m talking to you Rihanna and your boudoir attire.  Check out the best and the worst looks from the red carpet below.

The Winners

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2014 MTV Movie Awards - Arrivals
2014 MTV Movie Awards - Arrivals

The Losers

2014 MTV Movie Awards - Red Carpet
2014 MTV Movie Awards - Red Carpet
2014 MTV Movie Awards - Arrivals

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#CastMeMarc

In a move exemplifying social media’s place in our current culture, Marc Jacobs and his newly appointed creative directors, Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley, have chosen to cast the 2014 Marc by Marc campaign through Twitter and Instagram.

The new face of the Fall 2014 campaign will be scouted exclusively through social media via submissions using the hashtag #CastMeMarc. As you might expect, submissions are rolling in fast and run the gamut from artistic selfies to professional head shots, to the truly terrible.

This isn’t the first time Marc Jacobs has chosen to do something unique, out of the box, and slightly controversial for a campaign. Remember when Victoria Beckham’s slim, tanned legs dangled out of a Marc Jacobs shopping bag? Or how about choosing Miss Miley Cyrus as the face of your campaign.

Social Media is particularly having a moment with the Marc Jacobs team.  Only a few months ago they debuted a pop-up shop during New York Fashion Week, and the only forms of currency accepted were Tweets, Instagram Pics and #Hashtags.  This fierce social media push in 2014 seems to be a very real effort to keep the brand hip, cool, and relevant, and it appears to be working.

Check out some of the submissions so far:

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Killer Heels Exhibit Coming To The Brooklyn Museum

This September 2014, the Brooklyn Museum in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn will debut a new exhibit, Killer Heels: The Art of the High Heel Shoe.  The exhibit will explore fashion’s most provocative accessory and cover hundreds of years of high heel history, starting with the platform shoes worn in Italy during the 16th century and spanning all the way to the current love affair with Louboutin (seen in the photo below).

According to the museums website, the exhibit will show the high heel as a fashion statements, a fetish object , and instrument of power, and an outlet for artistic expression. Contrary to the exhibits name, there will also be wedges and platforms featured, as well as a number of artfully crafted shoes that defy basic categorization.  You can expect to see over 160 heels from designers including Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Zaha Hadid, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Elsa Schiaparelli, Vivienne Westwood, and Christian Louboutin. Additionally, there will be 6 short films made specifically for the museum that have been inspired by the high heel.

The exhibit begins on September 10th, 2014, just as NYFW is wrapping up in NYC, and runs through February 15th, 2015. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NY.

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Remembering L’wren Scott

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Fashion designer L’wren Scott came from humble beginnings. She was adopted by a Mormon couple in Utah and given the birth name Luann Bambrough.  Even as a teen with her svelte figure and height of 6’3 though, she was destined to become a model.  She moved to Paris after graduating high school and modeled for several high-fashion designers and professional photographers.  She later moved to California where she began her career as a stylist and worked with high profile clients such as Madonna and Julia Roberts. Scott then launched her first fashion collection in 2006. Her designs have been worn by Hollywood’s elite and she was a frequent designer mentioned at red carpet events.

Recently L’wren Scott has had some setbacks, her 2014 New York Fashion Week show was cancelled and it was reported after her death that the designer had been facing some serious financial issues.  Reports surfaced that her company had a recent deficit of $5.8 million and she had taken out a mortgage on her Manhattan apartment for $1.2 million.

It was reported last week that L’wren Scott had died from an apparent suicide.  The news of her death was shocking to those who knew her including Mick Jagger, whom she had been in a relationship with for over a decade.  Jagger released a statement on her death via his website, MickJagger.com: “I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way, we spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.”

The Medical Examiner released a statement that the fashion designer was found by her assistant in her Chelsea apartment around 10 am on March 17th.  The cause of death was suicide by hanging, she was 49 years old.