Lately it seems like reunions are everywhere: the Beverly Hills gang in Old Navy commercials, Entertainment Weekly‘s Reunions Issue, the upcoming Arrested Development reunion (the only one that truly matters, let’s get real). Funnily enough, no one called us to see who we’d like to see reunited, so we thought we’d make our own list. We’re not ones to be left out of a trend after all! We put our thinking caps on to come up with ten fashion reunions we’d like to see here at Fashionista – we will even moderate. It’s guaranteed to be way chicer than your high school reunion.
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Dont judge a book by its cover… Unless it’s a magazine, in which case, sometimes the cover is the deciding factor of whether or not to buy the mag altogether.
The best covers of 2011 returned to a new naturalism and a fun aesthetic, like the Lara Stone T cover we’re still drooling over, pictured at left. Sure, there’s still room for artifice in fashion (see: Stella Tennant on Vogue Italia), but 2011 was a year for reflecting on natural beauties, incredible models, and stellar photography.
After toiling over hundred of covers, we’re bringing you “The Best” according to us. Did we forget your favorite? Let us know in the comments.
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Lucky for my magazine-obsessed self, Lauren toted Vogue Paris April 2011 from her honeymoon in Morocco and Spain.
The issue, covered by Kate Moss, has all the traditional goodies found in Vogue Paris–Freja, Eniko, boobs, and Melanie Ward editorials–which makes it great. But as Lauren and I flipped through the issue together, we realized something just seemed off.
The styling in all the editorials is excellent, though there aren’t any sexy spreads à la Carine. Emmanuelle’s simple, tough, tomboy aesthetic seems to be permeating all the editorials. The weirdness doesn’t come from the editorials, but the blank space on almost every market and news page.
Whereas Carine had her graphic design team cluttering the pages with shoes, old photos, lipsticks, and diamonds, Emanuelle has them cutting back. It’s definitely clearer, but looks more like the streamlined pages of Elle and less like the flouncy, whimsical pages of Vogue Paris.
Take a look inside after the jump, and let us know what you think!
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Balmain designer Christophe Decarnin’s absence after the label’s fall show in Paris raised eyebrows. Rumors followed that the designer had been hospitalized for depression. Now WWD is reporting (and a press release confirms) that after five years, Balmain is parting ways with Decarnin. According to the New York Times, the house will name a successor next week, and the new creative director is expected to come from within the design team.
In a press release from Balmain announcing Decarnin’s departure, ceo Alain Hivelin said “since 1945, the house of Pierre Balmain has been one of the leading French and international luxury brands. Christophe Decarnin’s work with the house’s design team contributed to the success that the brand has enjoyed in recent years.”
Decarnin is credited with building a frenzied hype around the label. His silhouette of strong shoulders on cropped tailored jackets over slashed t-shirts and skinny jeans–a look easily identifiable with Decarnin’s stylist during his reign at Balmain, current Vogue Paris EIC Emmanuelle Alt–was something customers wanted, even with the hefty price tags ($1,625 for a ripped t-shirt). As much as customers seemed to lust for Decarnin’s Balmain (and editors too, considering the $35,000 gold Balmain dress from fall 2010 that landed seven glossy covers), he had his critics, too–Cathy Horyn once called his clothes “elegant trash.”
As for who will replace Decarnin?
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