Happy second Friday (since Tuesday felt like a Friday already)! This week’s hottest news concerns Raf Simons first Dior collection, Katie Holmes’ fashion career move post divorce, and more. Read this week’s must-reads below!
RAF SIMONS’S DIOR DEBUT
Everyone’s been talking about Raf Simon’s debut collection at Dior. Were you as impressed as the critics?
BANANA REPUBLIC COLLECTION INSPIRED BY ANNA KARENINA
We’re all for interesting collaborations (for example, MMM for H&M), and this one from Banana Republic has caught our attention! The Leo Tolstoy novel Anna Karenina, one oozing with style, is the brand’s latest inspiration behind their next collaboration. For more details, read it on College Fashion.
25 UNDER 25 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN ON THE WEB
College Candy did a post about the 25 most influential women on the web, all under 25 which includes Youtuber Michelle Phan, Tavi Gevinson, and more. See who else made the list.
KATIE HOLMES SHOWING HER COLLECTION AT FASHION WEEK?
Everyone’s been watching Katie Holmes since her divorce from Tom Cruise. After her recent Elle magazine cover and discussing her fashion line Holmes and Yang in the interview…will she also be showing at Fashion Week? That will definitely make headlines!
CHICTOPIA PICKS OF THE WEEK
Street Spotted picked out their favorite Chictopia street style shots of the week. See their faves here.
SEVENTEEN ANNOUNCES “BODY PEACE TREATY”
After 14-year-old Julia started a petition (see it here) against Seventeen magazine’s body retouching, Seventeen has announced the Body Peace Treaty which pledges to “never change girls’ body or face shapes” in published images and insists that they will only feature “real girls and models who are healthy.” This sounds like a great idea towards helping teens develop a healthy body image. Thoughts?
DISNEY DESIGNER DUDS
Teen celebrities. Whether you love them or hate them, it’s hard to ignore their growing influence and market. Hey, we were all teen fans once right? The Genteel does a great commentary article about the Bieber Fever type affect on fashion. “It is obvious that these so-called kid designers are riding the coattails of their fame, rather than seriously pursuing a career in fashion.” Thoughts?
NOW’S THE TIME TO BUY BETSEY JOHNSON
If you’ve been following the news on Betsey Johnson, well, then you’d know that things aren’t looking so hot for the hot pink, tulle skirt, bordering punk and screaming fun brand. After shutting down its stores nationwide, items have been on sale at up to 80% off. If you’re a Betsey fan, be sure to hit them up!
SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS INSPIRATION
Who didn’t read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants? The four ladies who you’ve laughed and cried with also have distinct styles to go with their characters. See their outfits come to life over at College Fashion.
BIRD POOP MIGHT MAKE YOUR SKIN LOOK…BETTER?
Everyone knows that superstition: “if a bird poops on you, it’s good luck!” AKA “this is how to make your crappy situation sound better!”. Well, now people are saying that the turd’s turd might be good for your skin. Read about it on The Cut.
HALF MOON MANICURE
Who knew that office supplies could help with your mani? Get the understated chic “half moon” nails from Chic Steals nail tutorial.
AMERICAN APPAREL’S ADVANCED MODEL
Known for their controversial ads, American Apparel has a new “advanced” model, Jacky O’Shaughnessy, who is 61 years old modeling their new line “Advanced Basics”. Jacky talks about modeling and the criticism over at Fashionista.
Editors Iris and Daniel of We Have No Style did a great photo spread of their recent Chictopia Shop items. Check it out here!
Image via NYTimes.com