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Even Kate Moss Gets Thoroughly Photoshopped Sometimes

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Is nothing sacred? Not even Kate Moss is safe from unrepentant abuse at the hand of the blur tool, and she was practically born of God’s holiest vision. Chilean fashion line Basement, which Moss is apparently the face of, took it upon themselves to be like, “Let’s just put her eyes a little farther over here, and, oh, why don’t we take out the skin and replace it with plastic. Shiny plastic. There, that’s perfect.” Even The Sun thinks this just might be the most airbrushed photoshoot of all time, and you know if The Sun says it, it must be true. [AdWeek]

What’s The Mystery That Has Brad Pitt Banished To The Corner?

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Have you ever wished you could hear Brad Pitt whisper sweet nothings to you, or anyone really, just once? (I would totally listen to a taping of Brad and Angelina’s pillow talk, wouldn’t you?) Well, you’re in luck, because Chanel is making your dreams come true (kind of like they always do, then cruelly price them at $5,000+). When we heard that Brad had been tapped as the star of an ad campaign for the brand’s iconic No. 5 fragrance, we thought it was a weird choice, but now we totally get it… and so will you, once you listen to one of the three 7-second recordings Chanel has released for the promotion. But don’t expect to see Brad’s glorious mug just yet: he is, as The Cut rightfully addressed, in Chanel time-out. We wonder what he did to deserve it… [The Cut]

Watch: First Look At Maison Martin Margiela For H&M

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High-street and department store collaborations with luxury fashion houses are commonplace these days, what with stores announcing a new capsule collection every five minutes (or so it seems). But for all of the brands that choose to affordably market their wares to the mainstream, there are a few whose ethos seem quite at odds with large, budget-priced “fast fashion” retailers. We had pegged Maison Martin Margiela for the renegade type — the brand is, after all, famous for its in some cases unwearable avant-garde, architectural sensibilities — so their decision to join forces with H&M on a one-off line of clothing and accessories came as a certain surprise. We’re not complaining — who wouldn’t want to get their hands on Margiela’s totally weird, totally amazing, Kanye West-namedropped pieces without the four-figure price tag? Keep reading »

Disney Characters Go Under The Knife For Barneys’ Holiday Campaign

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In the latest installment of fashion’s never-ending quest to butcher every chaste relic of childhood, Barneys New York has cast beloved Disney characters as this year’s subjects of their famed holiday campaign. They aren’t quite the precious figures you might recall; in fact, the luxury department store has given these familiar faces a bit of a high-fashion makeover. Read: creative director Dennis Freedman put them on the Karl Lagerfeld diet of Diet Coke and human souls.

Freedman said of the change, “The standard Minnie Mouse will not look so good in a Lanvin dress. There was a real moment of silence, because these characters don’t change. I said, ‘If we’re going to make this work, we have to have a 5-foot-11 Minnie,’ and they agreed. When you see Goofy, Minnie and Mickey, they are runway models.” For shame! What would Alber say — and one has to wonder, is Goofy the rumored secret bastard child of John Galliano and Kanye West? [The Gloss]

Lucky Magazine Set To Become An Even Bigger Drain On Your Credit Card

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I guess the “want” stickers in the front of the magazine just weren’t cutting it anymore — on August 17th, Lucky will launch myLuckymag.com, the shopping and style glossy’s first foray into the world of e-commerce. By offering a selection of items from various retailers curated by the mag’s editors all in one hot spot, the retail source aspires to fill not only a void in the market, but also the void in your soul where human intimacy should be but conspicuously is not. Good plan! Keep reading »

To Hell With “Plus Size,” It’s All About “Your Size”

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Step aside, Victoria’s Secret Angels: the gorgeous — and I mean gorgeous — Robyn Lawley is about to make some size-14 waves in the lingerie circuit. She’s the new face of Boux Avenue, a major chain of lingerie stores based in the UK, which is particularly refreshing and awesome in that it doesn’t define itself as being a “plus-size” or “straight-sized” brand. They encourage total inclusivity and provide their offerings “for everybody, no matter what your age, size, or style,” which really speaks to me considering I stopped shopping at Victoria’s Secret when I was, like, 14 because my boobs had outgrown their Dorito-sized offerings. “Sorry, you’ll have to go online for that,” they told me. Nah, I’ll probably just go home because now I’m hungry for Doritos.

Anyway, I’ve been a fan of Robyn since I spotted her on the cover of Vogue Italia last year, and she has the type of body and totally infectious sex appeal that inspires me to stop feeling like an insecure sorry-ass, and put on the damn lace panties already. I could never, ever argue with that. [The Gloss]

I Want To Go To There: Louis Vuitton’s Custom Train

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Remember the custom-built, $8 million train that rolled into the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter show at Paris Fashion Week a few months ago? It isn’t being put in storage just yet–in fact, it’s been reconstructed in a New York studio to serve as the backdrop for the collection’s ad campaign. Steven Meisel shot the ads, starring 10 female models decked out in uber glamorous travel wear, assisted by four male porters. Says designer Marc Jacobs: “We wanted to continue the journey we started with the fashion show,” including “the glamour of travel and the romance of going somewhere.” Wherever that train’s going, we’d love to catch a ride. [Elle]

What Do Fashion Ad Campaigns Need More Of? Cats, Duh.

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If there is one thing in this life that I know for absolute certain, it’s that everything is better with cats (if you disagree, I don’t want to hear it; your argument is moot). I adore cats, and I also adore fashion, so when the two unite — which they often do — I’m in heaven. But what happens when they don’t come together? Well, Fashionista has the right idea: you put them together! Much to my gratification, my fave fashion industry blog compiled 12 spring ad campaigns and blessed them all with a feline touch. Quite frankly, the results leave me wondering why the cats weren’t actually there in the first place. [Fashionista] Keep reading »

Milk Vows To Help “Men Living With PMS”

The milk ad campaigns of yore have been, for the most part, non-offensive. I mean, there’s not too much to argue with in the slogans “Does a Body Good” and “Got Milk?” But the California Milk Processor Board is taking a new approach which I find totally obnoxious. Their new ads riff on a recent study that shows milk can reduce PMS symptoms (or more accurately, that taking 1200 milligrams of calcium a day for three months can), but this information isn’t presented to women—it’s packaged for men. In the “Everything I Do Is Wrong” campaign, men with baffled expressions on their faces clutch cartons of milk under text that reads, “Are you a man living with PMS?” and “I’m sorry I listened to what you said and not what you meant.” Underneath, a URL leads dudes to EverythingIDoIsWrong.org, a website that’s a mock public service announcement for men dealing with the horrors of women’s PMS.

All I can say to this is … UGH. Keep reading »

Rachel Roy’s Man Repeller To The Rescue!

Raise your hand if you’ve ever put together an outfit you love, but that a guy in your life just hasn’t, well, understood? All of you? Thought so. The fact is, men sometimes just don’t get women’s fashion. Such is the concept behind Rachel Roy’s latest online ad campaign — what if you want to repel dudes with your fashion choices or at least ensure you find the one who loves your style? Rachel’s in-house Man Repelling Expert, Leandra Medine, to the rescue! Too many men beating down your door? Dress in tons of layers! Got a blind date and nothing to wear? Don a onesie! Just survived a breakup? Let your freak-flag fly in an explosion of prints! I was already a fan of Rachel Roy’s fashion line, but am an even bigger supporter now thanks to this quirky campaign; I wonder what the Man Repeller would recommend for a gal in the middle of a sex sabbatical? Check out three man repeller looks, after the jump! [Rachel Roy] Keep reading »

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