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Dior and I: A New Documentary

Out on cinemas this Friday, the new fashion documentary that’s all about couture, Dior, and a designer’s sensitivity before the magnitude of his creations. It is an all-access pass into a designer’s personal space, and one should take advantage of it. After his very exciting coronation as the new creative director, Raf Simons comes to take over Dior and officiate it into the right direction. This documentary is sole proof that he can do that and more, always hand in hand with a great team. You will see how for each season, every seamstress receives a file folder thick with images and inspirations. Everyone sketches ideas – around 200 for each potential garment. The girls then choose their favourite sketch, which they create for the final runway show (Dazed). This is definitely one of the more realistic and beautifully directed fashion movies so far, and clearly not to be missed!

 

https://youtu.be/sUIvJQUhB5I


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Marc By Marc Jacobs No More

For those of us who liked having a bit of luxury at a not-so-high expense, Marc by Marc Jacobs did its part, but now, after 14 years on the market the ready-to-wear line will no longer exist. They will however merge both Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc to join strengths and create an even more powerful line. Katie Hiller and Luella Bartley, the current creative directors of the line have not announced what their plans are for the future, but Jacobs said,  ”it just feels like we aren’t doing that job by showing two different collections with two different messages”.

Their last show for the line did not give out a feeling of goodbye, but it sure did a great job leaving us with a good taste in our mouth. So long Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Photography by Venetia Scott, Styling by Poppy Kain

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Dolce & Gabbana against the World: IVF Babies

It’s not for us to judge what is right and what is not when it comes to family. But sometimes your own opinions should be a bit more well articulate to avoid conflict. Stefano Gabbana (from Dolcce & Gabbana) said in an interview that he would have a child tomorrow if he could, yet Dolce said he did not feel comfortable with the possibilities gay men had for reproduction, he told Panorama magazine ”You are born and you have a father and a mother,or at least that’s the way it should be, and that’s why I’m not convinced by children from chemistry, synthetic babies, uteruses for rent, semen chosen from a catalogue.”

Elton John, who has two kids of his own conceived through IVF, reproached the designers calling a boycott of the label on Twitter saying: “How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic.And shame on you for wagging your judgemental little fingers at IVF — a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfil their dream of having children. Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana.” Victoria Beckham, Ricky Martin and Courtney love were amongst the celebrities who united against the designers and their comments. It looks like it might be a harsh season for the designers, but let’s just say, others have done worse and given a second chance. We’ll keep you posted!

 


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Men’s hats Spring/Summer 2015

This year hats have really brought out a great sense of style.The cool styles you will see is a straw fedoras to a luxe baseball caps hats have slowly crepped their way in back to fashion the last couple of seasons.The appetite of headwear has no chance of slowing down with designers sending a wide variety of new creative styles down the runway.So if you wanna have head cover for the warm weather that is about to arrive or simply wanna introduce a bit of a character to your everyday look then get a hat.Have fun wearing this cool unique hats to add some fun in the sun to your summer outfit.

 

Topman Charcoal Puritan $32

Ted Baker Dubanke Striped Trim Trilby $52

Marks & Spencer Pure Linen Checked Flat Cap $22

ASOS Bucket Hat In Colour Block $18

Christys’ & Co Carnaby Snap Brim Panama Natural Hat $147


Goorin Ricardo Classic Fedora Hat $55

New Era Cord Camper $48

Topman Charcoal Puritan $33

Borsalino Sisal Straw Fedora Hat  $222

 

 

 

 


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Pink Hair, Don’t Care

We have seen pink hair before: dyed tips, strands or all over. But this time it’s more runway that streeter. It’s not only cool girls at coffee shops and the California mermaid girl, but models at Louis Vuitton and Gucci that carry the (pink) torch. You don’t have to go all the way, but there are some products that can help you achieve the new It-Girl look in just seconds (try the Crazy Color hair dye, or similar products), or go all for it and find the best colorist near you to do a flawless look. January Jones and Rachel McAdams have gone for it, so why not you?

January Jones

 

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Rachel- Mcadams

Gucci Fall-2015

Louis Vuitton Fall-2015

 


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125th Anniversary of the Auditorium Theater!

The Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University is turning 125 this year. We are so lucky to have such outstanding Arts in Chicago. This amazing anniversary year will be filled with music and dancing. Some of the upcoming events are the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater (March 6-15), River North Dance Chicago (March 28), Chicago Rhythm Fest (May 13), and much more. Help keep the arts scene in Chicago alive for another 125 years!

https://youtu.be/-ZJXb0yhnaw

Go to http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/125-2/ for more information.


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America’s New Obsession Apple Watch

Its a product that has been buzzing since the unveiling on monday.It is watch that you can receive calls from and receive emails.This apple watch also has some apps like instagram, twitter, WeChat, Nike+Running just to name a few.The models are available in two sizes, 38 and 42mm; with three collections.The first one is the Apple Watch Sport which ranges in 34 colors with a cost of $349 to $399.The second one is the Apple Watch  with a cost of $549-$1,099.The last one is the Apple Watch Edition you can get it in rose or yellow with 18 karat gold alloys,a Retina display with crystal and choice of straps and bands with 18 karat gold clasps, buckles, or pins.The cost of this one ranges at $10,000 t0 $17,000.A great feature of this watch is it is available in several materials  from leather, rubber, and stainless steel.The case can come in aluminium stainless steel or gold.Some other great features is you can customizable face and set alarms  also you can use as a stopwatch and monitor physical activity.The connecting with people on this watch makes it so cool all you have to do is send a customized vibration pattern which the receiver will feel on the wrist.The apple watch will hit stores on April 24th get exicted everyone!

Apple Watch Sport

Apple Watch

Apple Watch Gold Edition

Apple Watch Edition

Apple Watch Edition

 

 

 


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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is making a long stop in Chicago during their 18-city tour this month. With an amazing opening this last friday at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, the show will run from March 6-15 with tickets $32-97. Robrt Battle has lead the company in an exceptional direction, after accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of the one and only Alvin Ailey. Their signature piece Revelations was exceptional, and Episodes was extremely sensual.

“For over 45 years the Auditorium has been the Chicago home for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and we are once again thrilled to have them back on our stage to celebrate with us during our milestone 125th Anniversary Season,” said Auditorium Theatre Executive Director Brett Batterson. “The Presidential Medal of Freedom that was recently awarded to Alvin Ailey could not have been more deserved and speaks to the long lasting legacy that Mr. Ailey, Judith Jamison and now Robert Battle continue to carry on from generation to generation.” Don’t miss this great show.

Alvin Ailey REVELATIONS Fix Me Jesus


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Björk Retrospective at the MoMA

One of the biggest performers in the music business and most uncommonly stylish people of the 20th Century deserves no introduction and yet has a claim for a retrospective on her entire career. The Museum of Modern Art of New York has taken the task to create a multimedia exhibit of her 20 years in the industry, opening March 8. The show will carry pieces from the many artists she has collaborated with over the years, like Alexander McQueen, Iris van Harpen, Nick Knight, and the unforgettable Marjan Pejoski 2001 Swan dress; however presenting her music as the centrepiece and making an experience of it. Björk created “Black Lake,” a ten minute music experience especially for the museum that will now form part of her latest album, Vulnicura. This will ceirtanly be something not to be missed!

Still from “Pagan Poetry” directed by Nick Knight, 1993.

Still from “Black Lake,” commissioned by MoMA and directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, 2015.