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The 34 best model music video moments

The 34 best model music video moments | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it

From the epic supermodel lip-sync session in George Michael's "Freedom, '90" to Kate Moss' turn as a pole dancer for The White Stripes, this is your definitive guide to every model music video cameo, ever.

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Click on the link or image above to view original post and videos. Worth perusing! ~ V.B.

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Resort 2015: Swim club

Resort 2015: Swim club | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it
Slideshow of The swimsuit's latest incarnations range from glamorous to graphic, sexy to covered up.
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16 street style stars in little white dresses (LWDs)

16 street style stars in little white dresses (LWDs) | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it
It’s officially summer when fashion’s perennial favorite little black dress plays second fiddle to its warm-weather counterpart—the little white dress. LWDs are nice in theory, but in reality, they’re higher in maintenance (that pristine white!) and harder to pull off (potentially sheer fabrics!). But we found 16 instances of stars effortlessly working the crisp (non)color in their everyday lives (read: not styled to perfection on the red carpet). For starters, Jamie Chung was snapped on a coffee run wearing an eyelet Banana Republic shift that she accessorized with caramel accessories. Olivia Palermo created an hourglass silhouette, cinching her textured number at the waist with a little white belt. Cool shades (a design from her sunglasses collab with Westward Leaning) and summery flats rounded out her ensemble. Taylor Swift took on a ladylike approach with a printed LWD that she styled with nude accessories (headband included). Still not convinced? Breeze through our gallery of stars who have integrated the little white staple into their outfit rotation. Until next season, LBD! To see the slideshow on the Instyle site, click on the image or link above. Then, click on the image or "See all photos" in yellow.
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Move over LBD! LWDs are taking over this Summer . . . and I love it!
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Miranda Kerr's H&M campaign is normal, and we like Iit

Miranda Kerr's H&M campaign is normal, and we like Iit | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it
Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for -- photos from the H&M spring campaign, featuring model Miranda Kerr, were released right after H&M's upscale showcase at Paris Fashion Week. Although we love a good high fashion spread, we were in awe for another reason. Surprisingly, Kerr is styled in day-to-day looks that aren't too flashy, which makes these outfits totally wearable. Although it's been known that H&M caters to both our staple and statement piece needs, it seems that the mass retailer is making an effort to appeal to a more relaxed, casual customer. Our favorite look has to be the slouchy gray T-shirt and knee-length black skirt because it has the right balance of comfort and sophistication. And we love the chic sweatpants with the blazer, which is a perfect go-to if you have to leave the house on Sundays. But of course, we think Kerr looks great in every shot from the campaign. Check out some of the H&M photos . . .
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Nice mass appeal with a little casual vibe courtesy of my fave VS model. This particular outfit is easy to replicate. Those trendy gladiator heels are all the rage. Mine are sitting pretty in the closet waiting for the right occasion. They are really not work appropriate shoes IMHO. The pencil skirt, however, is appropriate and the leather gives it a nice edge. The only thing I don't care for is the grey top but it's worth a try. ~ V.B.
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Unexpected Trend: Couture Fashion Week

Unexpected Trend: Couture Fashion Week | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it

Something unexpected is happening at the Spring 2014 Couture shows in Paris this week—designers are showing flats—and casual ones at that. At Schiaparelli‘s first couture show in decades, Marco Zanini dressed his models in elaborate floor-length gowns and clunky flat sandals. Karl Lagerfeld had all the Chanel models in a rainbow of sparkly sneakers, at times paired with knee pads and a fanny pack. Finally, at Christian Dior, Raf Simons put half of his elegantly dressed models in embellished slip-ons, reminiscent of the pools shoes we wore as kids.

“These comfy kicks are definitely not shoes we thought we’d find at a couture show, though the unanticipated looks feel fresh, cool, and dare-we-say stylish.”

These comfy kicks are definitely not shoes we thought we’d find at a couture show, though the unanticipated looks feel fresh, cool, and dare-we-say stylish. However, we bet that despite resembling shoes we’ve actually owned, this couture footwear won’t come cheap! Nevertheless, It seems like there’s no need for the stars to go barefoot, with this new trend popping up. Tell us, would you rock flats with couture? Sound off in the comments below!

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Very nice, unexpected, and comfy with cool, young vibe! #sneakers #flats #coolcouture

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Cadillac Targets Women With Fashion-Forward Image

Cadillac Targets Women With Fashion-Forward Image | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it

The 111-year-old luxury car brand wants to reach out to an untapped demographic: women. Melody Lee, director of brand and reputation strategy for Cadillac, joins us.

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To read the transcrpt interview of NPR with Melody Lee, the director of brand and reputation strategy for Cadillac, please visit the site; see link above.

 

Melody has "been given the task, amongst other things, with making the 111-year-old luxury brand more appealing to women." Love it. ~ V.B. #Cadi #strategy

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How Gucci saved their brand from being ruined by Victoria Beckham

How Gucci saved their brand from being ruined by Victoria Beckham | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it

went up on the worst dressed lists in all and every fashion magazine. Ironically, at the same time she also indulged in Gucci clothing.

This was devastating for Gucci. Everything Victoria wore dropped dramatically in sales.

The head designer of Gucci went into their PR office and screamed: Who the hell sends free clothes to a Spice Girl?!

The staff sat frightened. Suddenly one of them raised her voice. ”Victoria Beckham buys her clothes herself, sir”, she said. ”And she seems to love Gucci”.
A damaged brand is not the end of the world

I love this story because it doesn’t end here. It goes on and teaches a lesson on how brands can be saved from going under, despite of damages and bumps in the road.

What Gucci did was to take Victoria Beckham in.

They offered her a complete makeover, gave her style advice, and they encouraged her to start her own fashion brand (so she would wear something other than their clothing). But the best part is that they didn’t leave her there.

Making sure she would succeed, they even mentored her through her start up, connected her with the right people, and probably chipped some money in.
How to recover

Today Victoria Beckham is considered to be a fashion icon and appears at the top of the best dressed lists. No one seems to remember her early fashion failure.

Gucci is also back on track with their target group.

The takeaway from this story is that it’s possible to recover even the most damaged brand.

Here’s how:

1.Carve out what you want your brand to stand for, but also what you don’t want it to be known for. Write it down in a list and keep it in a safe place.

2. Seek out people who can advise you and support you to do what’s right for your brand. Don’t be afraid to ask. People love to help when they can.

3. Take action. Stop doing things that are damaging for your brand. Engage more in activities that strengthens it. Check with your list now and then to be sure to keep yourself on track.

4. Be persistent. It often takes a minimum of six months to establish or change the way others perceive you. Be prepared to give it time!

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Designer Profile: Christopher Bailey | Mens Fashion

Designer Profile: Christopher Bailey | Mens Fashion | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it
When it comes to designers and brands you pretty much won’t get any more British than Burberry, a fashion label that is built on the aesthetic and ethos of traditional English style taken to new and innovative modern interpretations.

Via SamanthaGrayson
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Read more: http://www.mensfashionmagazine.co.uk/designer-profile-christopher-bailey

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GQ Eye on Style | Menswear tailoring with Derek Mattison

GQ Eye on Style | Menswear tailoring with Derek Mattison | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it

Derek Mattison is a self-proclaimed "tailoring whore" but with the launch of his eponymous brand Mattison, the designer is pimping out his personal obsession by offering guys a line of expertly crafted, razor sharp suits. The hallmark of the brand's slim silhouette is a skinny lapel that, when rendered in traditional menswear fabrications, looks like the sartorial love child of a 50s IBM employee and a cooler-than-you Parisian art director — forward-thinking and classic at the same time. We caught up with the designer on the eve of his first store opening in L.A. (coming later this month) to find out more about his armhole fixation, why the most expensive suits out there aren't always the best, and what every guy should keep in mind when shopping for some new tailored goods.

GQ: When did you first become obsessed with tailoring?


Derek Mattison: It's hard to say but I think it goes back to around 2004 or 2005 when I bought my first Tom Ford suit. At the time I was mostly wearing designer labels like Dior, Jil Sander and Band of Outsiders but when I put on a Tom Ford it felt like making sweet, sweet love. Unfortunately I looked like I should be selling derivatives or trading currencies, and I wanted to gouge my eyes out, so I attempted to make it look like an old Heidi Slimane jacket by shortening the length, taking in the sleeve width, and thinning out the lapel. All in I think it was about a $7,000 lesson in balance, proportion and limits.

GQ: How did that love of tailoring grow into you wanting to start your own brand?


Mattison: I think a lot of the strong tailored goods brands don't make very wearable everyday clothing. When I look at brands like Kiton, Brioni, and even Tom Ford I think wow, this stuff feels great and is made really well, but you look fucking ridiculous wearing a Kiton three-piece to lunch on a Tuesday if you're not closing a mega merger. On the flip side, I feel like a lot of designer brands don't construct their garments as well as they should for the prices they charge. I get nauseous when I see a brand charging over $2k for a jacket and they use fusing. What I'm trying to do is merge my love of quality tailoring with a minimalist designer sensibility, a wearable color palette, and the real world. And yes, that real world includes denim.

GQ: What has been the most challenging aspect of getting Mattison off the ground? The most rewarding?


Mattison: Deciding to name your brand your own name comes with pressure and responsibility to yourself. I liked the challenge of not being able to hide behind a fictitious brand name so that I'd have to personally endorse every product and stand behind it 100%. To me that meant doing things my way and making things without compromise. Every garment we make I will look at and ask two questions "would I buy this" and "is this made really well"? If the answer is no to either question then it'll never be on the shelf — It's as simple as that. Unfortunately not everyone has my same take on quality and getting through this first production has been a humbling experience. However, at the end of the day I honestly feel like we're putting out some really beautiful product and I'm proud that my name is on the label.

GQ: What was the process like developing the signature silhouette for Mattison?


Mattison: Before I got into the details I spent a lot of time on the fit. In the past when I was buying off the rack one of the first things I would do is lift the armhole. It creates a slimmer silhouette in the body and it feels more elegant when you put the jacket on. Next came the sleeve and body length and I feel like I ended up on the longer side of short. My suit jackets are short, not Thom Browne short, but short enough for you to realize that it's no longer the 90s. The slim, high-waisted trouser was just in response to the ill-fitting trousers that most brands paired with their suit jackets. Now I know that you can tailor pants but once you start changing the taper and fussing with pants too much in the seat it throws off the balance. And if you think you can trust your tailor to get it right, you're wrong. I'm only willing to trust a tailor as far as I can throw him. Watch what happens if you start the taper too much above the knee. You'll hate yourself. I wanted to have a pant fit that was tailored slim without being obnoxiously designer so that it only fits 90 lb androgynous hipster boys.

GQ: And the lapels?


Mattison: The really thin lapel width was an evolution. I started making lapels thinner and thinner and the smaller they became I felt the jackets became more wearable in a casual environment. Eventually I made some prototypes with lapels that were too thin (it's definitely possible) and I ended up sticking with the smallest lapel before it became laughably small.

GQ: What is your favorite piece from the collection?


Mattison: Wool stretch jersey single breast blazer. It's a pair of pajamas reincarnated as a meticulously tailored blazer. Honorable mention goes to my charcoal raw denim.

GQ: What do you feel separates Mattison from the other offerings in the menswear marketplace?


Mattison: It's completely wearable everyday clothing. A lot of high-end lines have too many pieces that are only for the fashion forward or they're a little too precious so they just sit in your closet. Everything in my line is made with the intention that it can be worn to work and directly to the bar - b/c that's what I do. I never understood "go out clothes". So you wear crap to work and then you go home and change and put on your "good clothes"? That's backward logic, homey.

GQ: What's the one thing every guy should remember when shopping for a suit?


Mattison: I'd give these three pieces of advice:

    1) Don't think of it as a suit. Think of it as a tool that can be used to help you become a very successful scoundrel. You can deal heroin, but if you have on a well-tailored suit you look like management.

    2) If you don't have many jackets in the collection stick to simple greys, blacks, and navys without patterns or stripes. I know you may have your eye on that burgundy velvet blazer over at Louis Vuitton, but you're only going to wear it to two holiday parties before it's played out and noticeable as last year's Louis.

    3) Wear it for fuck's sake. Wear it with a tie to your cousin's Bar Mitzvah. Wear it with a t-shirt, denim and Jordans to the car wash. Wear it on the plane when you visit your family back in Minnesota. Over time the jacket will form more and more to your body making it truly yours.

GQ: What's next for the Mattison brand?


Mattison: Currently we've got a lot in the works. Our flagship is opening this month in Los Angeles and we're just putting the finishing touches on the next two lines, which I'm really excited about. A couple new denim fits and finishes, an additional silhouette to the blazer collection, knitwear, shoes, new outerwear. I'm just getting warmed up.

Read More http://www.gq.com/style/blogs/the-gq-eye/2012/11/the.html#ixzz2lDEOI7cS

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A well made and tailored suit makes all the diffirence.

 

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Street Style Boots

Street Style Boots | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it
♥ how to wear boots #shoes street style
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Boots, cape, and shorts make for a super-hot combination.

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Best Winter Coats

Best Winter Coats | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it

You've already got the fall fashion trends hanging in your closet, so all that remains on your shopping list are a few stylish winter coats. Here are 50 designer coats we're swooning over for winter--and don't worry, we've got every budget covered.

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Love the Fall and Winter coat look. It can be warm, comfortable and stylishly put together. ~ V.B.

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