Rick Owens Eggplant Inspired Fall 2015 Collection

Rick Owens presented an eggplant inspired collection in Paris for the fall 2015 mens shows. At times, the runway will feature a nipple or two and maybe even sheer buttocks accents but never have we seen penises on the catwalk. Yes, real live penises and they dangled from asymmetrical monk-inspired robes.

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Owens held no punches with a slightly explicit collection. Not sure how many men would go commando during cold winter months however, deconstructed tunics were cut into pieces and reassembled baring the male private region.

Despite the explicit nature of the collection, Owens showcased cable-knit sweaters, hand-woven blankets, which were custom-made for the collection, and well tailored pea coats. There was also heavy padding, first on tunics, outerwear pieces that blended hooded sweatshirts with parkas with capes in the back.

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Get the Look: Nicole Ritchie Rainbow Hair

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Nicole Ritchie decided to switch things up things up this fall with an all new look. Rainbow hues are trending in the world of hair and Nicole has experimented with both turquoise and violet. There are so many different ways of taking on this pastel/Technicolor hue without having it done professionally.

For a more subdued look, try Streekers or Scunci’s Hair Chalk. Perfect for achieving bits of the look with an applicator wand without going full My Little Pony.

Sally Hansen interpretation of Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2015

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Sally Hansen hit the runway with the Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2015 Show. Sally Hansen’s Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole took inspiration from the charming, chic pieces she saw on the runway and created the below nail look. Attached is the runway look that inspired her and below are the steps for how to create this nail look. Please let me know if you need any product shots or additional information. Thanks!

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1) Start with two coats of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Lemon Heaven.
2) Next, using Miracle Gel in Red Eye, draw short curvy lines on the nail bed to create a continuous pattern. The thickness of the polish’s brush allows for the perfect chubby squiggled line.
3) Then, wipe the majority of the polish off the Miracle Gel in Blacky-O brush so that very little is left on the bristles. Dab the tip of the brush along the center line of the red squiggles.
4) After allowing the colors to dry for five minutes, apply Miracle Gel Top Coat to seal the look.

DSquared2 Mens Fall Winter 2015

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Capturing the freewheeling, high-energy, and irreverent glamorous spirit of Dsquared2, Dsquared2 Icons are the foundations of its DNA. Created over two decades of Canadian roots and Italian production, the Icons reference Dsquared2’s most memorable designs, and are the driving force for Dsquared2’s men’s fall-winter 2015/2016 collection.

Signature Dsquared2 themes shape the lineup: Canadian, biker, rocker, edgy eveningwear and statement outerwear. Dsquared2 foundations, denim and leather are integral pieces alongside T-shirts printed with American motifs. Fabrics, technical and textural finesse a richer and studied evolution of key Dsquared2 looks.

Voluminous parkas and gilets in detailed fabrications include coyote-lined white canvas, shaved Mongolian lamb, fox-lined oil treated canvas, papery glossy black leather. Ultra embellished Perfecto jackets are decorated with studs and medallions, in edgy rubber, and acid pink wool flannel.

Lumberjack inspired red-and-black check is found on a jacket, shirt and vest. Mud-splatters as coatings appear on jean legs, boots and denim vest, recalling Dsquared2’s customized stage outfit for Madonna.

The Hockney, a pant shape debuted on the spring summer 2015 runway with a looser fit through the crotch and a tapered leg moves coolly in canvas, leather and treated denim.

Romantic flourishes on graphic black and white eveningwear are found in folk style embroideries on jacket lapels, and on cotton vests and pant fronts. Tuxedos, a Dsquared2 staple, are in the brand’s unexpected colors and fabrics: velvet, camouflage, and lamé.

Eye-catching accessories define Dsquared2’s self-assured guy: oversized fur cossack and trapper hats, caps with lustrous gold thread air force style embroideries. Fringe bags inspired by the motorcycles seats. Boots, long and lean, with stamped embroideries, biker buckles or left clean, are narrowed at the ankle to fit under tapered pant legs.

Belstaff Men’s Fall Winter 2015

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The Belstaff Men’s Autumn Winter ’15 collection takes its inspiration from the ‘Ton-Up Boys’ of the 1950s. Heavily into their rock’n’roll and motorcycles, these ‘greasers’ (as they would become known) would rendezvous at cafés and attempt to ‘do a ton’ (exceed speeds of 100mph) on their custom-made bikes. Fearless and reckless, they lived for the moment, redefining masculinity as they went.

The Ton-Up boys were initially influenced by Marlon Brando in the seminal 1953 movie The Wild One, in which he wore the now iconic Perfecto jacket. But they soon began putting their own very British twist on the look, adding elements of wax cotton riding kit, together with military surplus garments – two strong threads in Belstaff’s heritage – customising them as naturally as they did their bikes.

It is therefore fitting that Belstaff has chosen such an iconically British and petrol-fumed setting to present this collection: an underground car-park opposite the Houses of Parliament. A true celebration of the brand’s return its homeland, England.

KATE BOSWOTH: GET THE LOOK BY HARRY JOSH

Kate Bosworth’s new bob made its red carpet debut last night at the Still Alice premiere held in New York City. The actress graced the carpet in Oscar de La Renta dress which inspired a sleek look created by John Frieda Creative Consultant Harry Josh.

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THE BREAKDOWN:
· First, Harry sprayed John Frieda Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray on wet hair.
· Then, he dried the hair with Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000 and a round brush.
· Next, he pinned up each section to let it set.
· Finally, he let the hair down from the pins and molded it with his fingers.

John Galliano Returns to the Runway

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John Galliano returned to the runway for his debut at Maison Martin Margiela. The gothic inspired collection featured birds, scraps of fabric added to well constructed pieces, toy soldiers done in delicate silhouettes and safety pin accents.

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Although Galliano didn’t incorporate his traditional flamboyant pirate influence, the collection did exude a certain edge expected of him. One would never expect anything basic from Galliano, in fact the most basic item from this particular collection was an androgynous 1990′s inspired tuxedo suit. Not a bad re-branding and new beginning for the designer yet very far different from the more modest and structurally chic pieces we are accustomed to seeing from Margiela.

Get the Look: Nina Garcia’s Luscious Locks

Nina Garcia looked stunning in her black gown at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. To compliment her attire, hair stylist, Hos Houkpatin styled Nina Garcia’s elegant look with Philip B. Botanicals.

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Hos prepped by washing Nina’s hair with Peppermint and Avocado Volumizing and Clarifying Shampoo followed by conditioning with the Russian Amber Imperial Conditioning Crème. Using the Stroke of Genius Large Round Brush, densely packed with boar bristles, Hos blew out Nina’s hair to frame her face and smooth out her front pieces. For a volume boost he added Russian Amber Imperial Insta-Thick to the root of the hair and finally, finished the look with Jet Set Precision Control Hair Spray to withstand any unexpected LA weather.
Peppermint and Avocado Volumizing and Clarifying Shampoo $28.00

Russian Amber Imperial Conditioning Crème $150.00
Stroke of Genius Large Round Brush $75.00
Russian Amber Imperial Insta-Thick $38.00
Jet Set Precision Control Hair Spray $30.00

Where to buy: www.philipb.com

REESE WITHERSPOON: GET THE LOOK WITH JOHN FRIEDA HAIR CARE

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INSPIRATION: Glam and modern side-swept do

GET THE LOOK: Inspired by the Wild star’s glistening sequin dress, celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel gave Reese Witherspoon subtle, chic waves with a clean side part for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes tonight. “Simplicity, modernity, and effortless texture were my key elements to creating this style,” said Adir.

Here is his step-by-step breakdown:

Adir started by creating a severe side part and then applied John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz-Immunity Primer to towel-dried hair to serve as the perfect styling base.
To continue building the perfect foundation for this style, Adir spritzed John Frieda Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray from roots to mid-shaft and then just concentrated on roots with John Frieda Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion.
Next, he rough dried hair until it was nearly dry which helped bring out the natural texture and increase volume. Then, using a medium-sized boar bristle brush, Adir blow-dried the top front section in a sweeping direction to create a beautiful sweep of hair, which can also help to hide shorter bangs underneath.
After blow-drying the rest of hair smooth, Adir used a 1 ¼” curling iron to wave hair from mid-shaft to ends, leaving the ends more undone.
To finish the look, Adir pulled hair over to one side and secured it with a few bobby pins, making sure the opposite side of cascading hair was pulled tight. He then locked in the style by misting Frizz EaseKERAFLEX Flexible Hold Hairspray for a flawless finish.

Coach to Acquire Stuart Weitzman for $574M

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Luxury American label, Coach has signed an agreement with private equity firm Sycamore Partners to acquire Stuart Weitzman Holdings LLC according to a recent report from StreetInsider. Stuart Weitzman, a leading manufacturer of women’s luxury footwear, will complete Coach’s reign in the luxury market being that they are already know for high quality leather goods and accessories.

“Over the medium term, we look forward to advancing the Stuart Weitzman brand’s global development, especially by leveraging Coach’s international infrastructure and expertise in handbags and accessories” stated Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer, Coach, Inc.

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Under the terms of the agreement, Coach will make initial cash payments of approximately $530 million to Sycamore Partners. In addition, Coach will make up to $44 million in payments to Sycamore Partners upon the successful achievement of selected revenue targets over the three years following the closing of the acquisition.
Coach will finance the transaction with cash on hand or other sources of financing available to the company in
the credit and capital markets.

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