Feel Good Fashion in Marie Claire

Check out who’s raising the bar on eco- and ethical awareness – some of the names just might surprise you.

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Like most people, once I find a certain brand of jeans that works for my body type, there’s no looking back. Upon first try-on of a pair of AG Adriano Goldschmied’s skinnies, I knew it was going to be a long-lasting relationship. What I didn’t know (but was happy to find out) was that AG makes each piece in its collections using Ozone Technology, a manufacturing system that reduces the average chemical and water usage in denim production by more than 50 percent. What’s more, everything from first sketch to final grommet is completed at the brand’s L.A. headquarters, making it a genuinely ‘Made in the USA’ label. For spring, AG enlisted stylist Cher Coulter (whose clients include Kate Bosworth and Elizabeth Olsen) and Liberty London (of floral-print fame) for two separate and seriously chic collaborations. Denim’s so hot right now – time to get some that does a body, and the world, good.

Source: Marie Claire by Amanda Hearst

Salome Narayana Polaki on Femina India – March 2013

Salome Narayana Polaki on Femina India

While most Indian actors
look at Hollywood for their big break, here’s a girl with
 a refreshing take. Model and
TV show presenter Salome Narayana Polaki has lived in Dubai, walked the ramp in Milan, studied acting in New York, and is now determined to find her place in Indian cinema. Long-lashed almond eyes ablaze with ambition stare back at you from behind thin-rimmed ruby spectacles. One look at Salome Narayana Polaki’s high cheek bones, angular face and dark hair that cascades over slim shoulders, and a naturally slender frame, leaves you with no doubt: here is a model, if you’ve ever seen one.

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Makeup by Tania Travers – Photographed by Saurabh Dua – See more at: Femina India

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Ground Rules to Savor Coffee

A coffee lover’s guide to the perfect cup.

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Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 11.02.16 PMToday coffee is one of the world’s most widely consumed beverages. Most of us love a good cup of Joe, but few of us realise that the story of coffee begins with a goat – or rather a herd of goats. Back in 1671, a monk called Antonius Faustus Naironus wrote about a ninth-century Ethiopian goatherd named Kaldi who noticed his animals dancing merrily after grazing on the berries of the coffee plant. Curious, the goatherd decided to sample the plant himself, and the first steps on the road towards a global beverage sensation were taken.

Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 11.02.50 PMApocryphal tale or not, coffee has become the stuff of legend. Coffee culture has even given rise to its own language, with terminology such as ‘single origin’, ‘fair trade’ and ‘micro roaster’ familiar to even the most ardent of tea drinkers. Clearly there’s a great deal more to coffee than black or white, but ultimately it all comes down to taste.

Source: Roger Wade for Style Magazine

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Emma Watson on Marie Claire Australia – March 2013

Emma Watson on Marie Claire Australia

Actress, student and style icon, for Emma Watson creativity and passion are the mainstays of her life after Harry Potter, Now, the former child star can add beauty brand ambassador to her CV. Watson’s eyes widen when you ask if her parent’s divorce left her leery of love. “Not at all,” she insists. “When I’m older I’d love to be married. Success is meaningless without someone to love.”

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Makeup by Lancome – Photographed by Alexi Lubomirski – See more at: Marie Claire Australia

Fashionista Maps Out Fashion Month By Color: Fall 2013

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Fashionista.com has put all collections together for this fall. Of course, because seeing one collection and one look at a time is not good enough to determine color trends. In spring we saw that like always blue was in and purple was not. Popular in almost every city were the seafoams, mints and emeralds. In fall every city welcomed darkness into its color palette. A natural trend as light colors will always dominate spring and darks dominate fall. All-black looks went up in numbers and blue took more then a quarter of the color looks (note the big blue blotch on the map). Shades of red came in second and green was the clear one missing as emerald was chosen was the color of the year.
We let Fashionista explain the looks at New York, London, Milan and Paris.

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The overloaded New York schedule provided plenty of everything. Shades of blue and red (check out that pocket of oxblood) came in first and second, respectively, and the darker colors were spread across the board. There were a lot of navy blues, military greens, and neutrals. The bright colors of last spring are pushed towards the top, almost off the map. And that tiny dollop of green proper? You’ll notice this as a common theme this fall.

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London wasn’t going to let the somber mood of the other three cities bring it down, turning out to be the brightest of the four. Blue had its biggest competition here, with red (again, all that oxblood at shows like Burberry Prorsum, Felder Felder, and Marios Schwab) coming in a close second place. London had the biggest pocket of bright orange from shows like Richard Nicoll and Joseph Conran. You’ll find that Milan and Paris don’t have the same enthusiasm for the color.

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Last season, Milan had a well-balanced diet of pastels. For fall, however, the city is almost entirely devoid of any proper green or orange, both of which veered to the side of yellow-toned. As a result, there were plenty of mustards and camels to play around with. But then, neutrals are typically more popular for fall, and it’s something we saw in every city. Dark blues? Check. Lots of red? Double check (thank you, Dolce & Gabbana). Moving along…

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OK. Pointing out the sheer volume of dark blues is just beating a dead horse since it’s happening in every city. It’s like saying that Paris designers show a lot of black (which they totally did, outnumbering the all-white looks by about 4 to 1), or that the new Pope is Catholic. But having said that, Paris definitely had the largest percentage of blue in every variety, comprising over a third of the color looks. There was an especially large section of dusty blues thanks to designers like Louis Vuitton and A. F. Vandevorst. Green and orange were predictably absent as well.

Source: Fashionista.com by Dana Kruspe

Leah Weller on Tatler UK – March 2013

Leah Weller on Tatler UK

Leah Weller Weller Weller oooo! Tell me more, tell me more… about modelling, music and the Modfather being your actual father. Leah looks like a pixie. Pointy chin, humongous eyes and hair that suggests she’s come straight to the shoot from a long night slamming tequilas elsewhere and only had time for a quick spray of Batiste on the way. She hasn’t, of course. Model Leah is one of those virtuous 21-year-olds who doesn’t drink. She does like dressing up for a good party, though, as even a quick glance at the fashion blogs will tell you.

Styled by Deep Kailey – Photographed by Phil Poynter – See more at: Tatler UK

Miranda Kerr on Cosmopolitan Singapore – March 2013

Miranda Kerr on Cosmopolitan Singapore

Personalised Prada pumps, peonies and pie —justafewof the things that make Miranda Kerr smile. “I have
a good relationship with my body and I think that comes down to the fact that I listen to what it’s telling me. I’d say the only thing
I can sometimes deprive my body of is sleep, and it’s in those moments of being tired that
I can feel a little overwhelmed.”

Photographed by Ben Watts – See more at: Cosmopolitan Singapore

Cara Delevingne on Vogue UK – March 2013

Cara Delevingne on Vogue UK

Cara has landed her debut British Vogue cover. The British-born model, renowned for her blend of energetic, fun-loving personality and quietly captivating beauty – not to mention those eyebrows – graces the March issue. “Being asked to do a British Vogue cover – I didn’t really believe it at first. I think it’s something that as a kid you look up to so much,” she said. “It’s one of the most shocking things that has ever happened to me, I think. I just stood back and had to get someone to pinch me. I was like: ‘What’s going on?’ I couldn’t believe it.”

Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury – Photographed by Mario Testino – See more at: Vogue UK