5 International Vogue December 2013 Covers And Photos

Remember when I was looking out for international Vogue editions and praising their aesthetics? This just isn’t one of those months. But then again, I already praised one December 2013 issue – Vogue US. I just might’ve emptied the praise bag right there!

The December 2013 of several international editions of Vogue magazines look like major fails. I’m fully aware that December issues aren’t supposed to be the feisty fashionable September issues, but I do expect them to be a little more festive than the average issues. And instead… I found these:

Vogue Spain December 2013

Joan Smalls styled by Belen Antolin and photographed by Karl Lagerfeld looks so disappointing! The perfect example of a fabulous cover gone horribly wrong. In fact I’ll correct that: the entire pictorial could’ve been breathtaking! If it weren’t for Lagerfeld and his obsessively un-living photographic perspective and unhealthy overdose of Chanel clothing!

Just judge for yourself by looking at four of Joan’s very fashionable and ultra versatile faces she’s making for Lagerfeld’s lenses!

Vogue Spain December 2013 cover Joan Smalls

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32 Fashion Designers Dolls For Charity

Are you fascinated with fashion and fashion designers? Are you already caught up in the ‘giving spirit’ of the Holidays? Here’s a little something to get all involved and fashionable at the same time!

Frimousses de Createurs is a fashion charity project in partnership with UNICEF. For 11 years, fashion luminaries got crafty for charity, trying to offer their modest help to the children of Darfour. In 2012, 200,000EUR (approximately $271,000 at current exchange rates) have been raised and used to vaccinate the needy. This year, they’re asking for a new record. Let’s see what they have to offer!

42 ‘Createurs de Mode’ are listed on the official cause website but a couple didn’t submit their work by the time this story has been written (Louis Vuitton and Jerome l’Huillier). Next to them, the joined efforts of 3 jewelers, 7 designers, 35 contemporary artists will try to raise as much as possible for the humanitarian cause.

Until the actual charity action takes place (December 2nd 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, all the creations are on display on a public exhibition at le Petit Palais, starting November 26 until December 1st 2013, Paris).

Among the 42 dolls, I included here 32 for your consideration. 32 Fashion Designers Dolls for the good cause. Some of them are creepy, some of them are endearing. But that’s the designers vision about this year’s Parisian theme. Let’s see them and then pick a favorite and discuss the initiative, should you feel like it!

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Muneca Paris doll

a taffeta and lycra doll with wonderful colors inspired by the lights of Paris. This doll would actually translate successfully as a mass-produced actual toy.

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada doll for UNICEF

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10 Knit Dresses You Should Try This Season!

Do you feel the need to cozy-up your wardrobe for the cold season’s days? Care for timeless, natural elegance? A sweater dress can make an excellent fashion choice for fall and winter!

I looked up and down the internet for you and picked up a perfect 10 lineup of sweater dresses. Meant to cover all and any occasions, from daily errands to endless office hours and fancy partying, the sweater dresses we’re about to see would make a lovely addition to any fall/winter wardrobe! I chose them in a more neutral palette so they would transcend any trends and color fashions (also I’m a pretty neutral girl when it comes to my clothing, I’d rather spice it up with splashy, colorful accessories).

Let’s roll this perfect 10 and start with the casual, timeless cable knits (after that, we’ll talk striped knits and more):

{1} cable knit white dress

you’ll want to have that one in a size or two up your regular size so it won’t stick to your body and make it uncomfortable for you to wear it or for the others to look at you. A mini-midi length would be enough.

white sweater dress

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7 Essential Fall Winter Footwear For Women

Are you waiting for the latest deals to complete your fall-winter footwear buys? Trying to find out if your comfy ol’ boots can still do the trick this season? Scroll down to find the answers to these questions and solve your cold season footwear dilemma once and for all!

I actually hesitated about making this quick guide just about boots: not all of us favor boots during the cold season. And especially, not routinely! But let’s go trough the essential footwear for fall and winter and you can share your mind in the comments section!

{1} Tall Boots

everyone needs a pair. You can tuck your jeans in or wear them with a skirt or a dress, a nice looking pair of tall boots with or without high heel, will make a great addition to your fall closet!

Keep in mind that when you’re buying that pair of tall boots, there should be enough space around your calf to allow your jeans to fit in. Or perhaps you plan on wearing them with some cozy looking leg warmers or high knee socks for a boho look – you’ll need that space between your calf and the boot.

fall winter footwear guide for women

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5 Reasons Why H&M Holidays Campaign Is Better Than The Hilfigers

What are your plans for the Holidays? Family and cozy are the feelings that go through your mind right now?

H&M has you covered (well, of course it has!) and their 2013 Holidays Ad Campaign is all about (imaginary) families, fun, fashion, cozy. And did I say fun already? Yeah, well – double that!

Alex Lubomirski photographed a handful of highly esteemed models, among which Christy Turlington, Doutzen Kroes, Sean O’Pry for an utterly fun lookbook styled by Robert Rydberg. The hair was done by Ben Skervin, makeup by Tyron Machhauser and nails by Lorrain Griffin.

I wanted to write something serious and haute illustrating the lack of originality as this campaign resembles Tommy Hilfiger’s The Hilfigers series. But I chose the fun card instead. After the break, I’ll break down the comparison H&M Holidays Campaign vs The Hilfigers in 5 easy, light steps but first press play to see the magic, right after the jump:

Holidays ad campaigns Hilfigers vs HM

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Victoria’s Secret 2013 Fashion Show Facts And Photos

Looking for the hottest models and the hottest lingerie? Look no more, I gathered all the important facts and all the show’s looks right here!

Clearly one of the most expected shows of all and any fashion seasons, Victoria’s Secret 2013 Fashion Show happened last night, on November 13, 2013.

The doors opened at 7pm at 69th Regiment Armory while the show started one hour later while the after-party was held at Tao Downtown. Victoria’s Secret Angels strutted their wings on the catwalk next to special musical guests, smiling, waving, blowing kisses and blowing minds. Let’s see the facts and the looks:

Victoria s Secret 2013 fashion show backstage models

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7 Essential Style Rules For Men (Infographics)

Having doubts about paring this or that from your wardrobe? Worse: are you feeling clueless about the right contents of a men’s wardrobe?

I identified 7 tips and tricks, suggestions and multiple visual examples with infographics about a man’s style and wardrobe to help you find the answer to the man fashion riddle. Or simply refine and enhance the useful style knowledge you already possessed. Let’s start digging into the men’s wardrobe secrets:

{1} Focus on the essentials

Draw a list like the one below, with what should fit in your/man closet, evaluating not the seasonal trends but the daily routine. This is a general wardrobe plan that should cover all situations.

Men s wardrobe essentials cheatsheet part1

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8 Classic Artworks Recreated By Jessica Chastain In Vogue US December 2013

Did you miss Jessica Chastain? Were you expecting her to land a Vogue cover any time soon? Well, here she is! Looking back at us from a very artistically photographed Vogue December 2013 cover!

Annie Leibovitz authored this stunning pictorial and, of course, Grace Coddington styled it. The wonderful makeup job belongs to Diane Kendall while the hair was shaped by – who else? – Julien D’Ys.

I mentioned something about fashion as an art, yesterday, when I talked about Claire Danes and her Interview. How about fashion in art? Reenacting classic art with a little help from the beautiful Jessica Chastain and the Vogue US team? Click through to see 9 classic paintings and photographs that were the source of inspiration for the American Vogue’s December 2013 cover story pictorial!

Jessica Chastain yellow dress Vogue US December 13 cover

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