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Apple has added a series of three new TV ads for the iPhone 5 to its official YouTube channel as launch day for the device comes to a close. There has been overwhelming demand for the iPhone 5 since its debut, with Apple receiving two million pre-orders for the device in the first 24 hours alone. With an effective marketing campaign, Apple should be able to carry that sales momentum through the holiday shopping season. The ads can be found just ahead.

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Gucci

“I love to play with colours for spring”, Frida Giannini stated backstage, before the start of the Gucci Spring/Summer 2013 show.

Thus, colours exploded all over the runway, in the form of tunics over straight-cut trousers, daytime dresses with ruffles at the shoulders and cuffs, elegant nighttime looks with sensual silhouettes, cocktail dresses with a myriad oversize ruffles and long jackets, perfect for a spring day out on the town. And if within the first part of the show, the entire colour spectrum of the rainbow took over the runway, from coral red, to cobalt blue, citrus yellow, turquoise and vibrant green, the last part of the presentation was reserved for the black and white looks, for a dramatic finale.

Emporio Armani

Named simply “Neat”, Giorgio Armani’s collection for Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2013 honoured its name, thanks to its fresh, youthful vibe.

The short trousers paired with sharp jackets and blazers, the mini skirts in fine silk, the short dresses with asymmetric hems and the ones with deep V-necks perfectly encapsulated the air of the entire collection, aimed towards a younger audience than the designer’s usual public.

Prada

Just like each season, Miuccia Prada is the one to dictate trends, and for this spring, she has decided that nostalgia is back in fashion.

Miuccia’s melancholy isn’t however at all gloomy and sombre, heavily leaning instead towards romanticism: nearly every look was punctuated by floral accents, be it in the form of printed flowers on tops, dresses and coats, an explosion of painted flowers on fur coats or in the form of floral appliqués on the origami-like pleats of Japanese-inspired satin pieces.

Accessories played an important role in the collection as well. Bags and wide-rimmed sunglasses with floral appliqués and sky-high platform sandals inspired by traditional Japanese footwear brought a dose of freshness and a playful tone to the collection.

Blumarine

“An ode to a never-forgotten elegance” – this is how Anna Molinari imagined the Blumarine Spring/Summer 2013 collection.

Fluid silhouettes with bare shoulders and breezy, seemingly weightless skirts, pastel colours, degradées, Art Deco embroidery with stones, crystals and shimmering paillettes, tulle and lace dresses embellished with fine metallic chains, iridescent colours, floral prints on chiffon and silk – all came together to create a collection abounding with femininity and romanticism, fit for the ethereal wardrobe of a fairy.

 

Episode three of ‘X Factor’ audition rounds went down last night and we’ve got your full recap right here.

The third round of auditions for Season 2 of ‘X Factor’ USA saw more hopefuls from Austin, Kansas City, and San Francisco complete with an arrest, a walkout, and an ambulence. The show opened with the judges learning Simon Cowell will not be joining them for the Kansas City, Missouri round and the contestants (pretend) to rejoice with that news! Taking over for Simon while he is out for the day is Simon’s most trusted second opinion, Louie Walsh.

First up in the show, we saw 18-year-old blonde haired Rizzloe Jones, a freestyle rapper from Kansas City. He let the judges pick his rap flow topic, so L.A. picked “X Factor” and Rizzloe shocked them all with a high energy original freestyle. Judge Britney commented “I felt like you were a young Vanilla Ice, Ice baby and I liked it a lot.” He moved on with four yeses.

Mid-auditions Demi and Britney planned a birthday celebration for L.A. and Britney shocked us with a super cute rendition of “Happy Birthday” which reminded us of Marilyn Monroe’s famous version of the song check it out.

Vino Alan shocked the judges when he took off his beanie to reveal a head full of tattoos, and shocked the judges again when he nailed his song “Trouble” with his unique voice. He got four yeses.

Next, the judges walked out on funnyman Deangelo Wallace who claimed he was better than Justin Bieber and Britney Spears. His awful performance of Chris Brown’s “With You” got the judges out of their seats and the amazing part was that he kept singing. After, he walked away with a $3,000 microphone so the crew chased him down and arrested him for blatantly trying to cash in on ‘X Factor’ equipment.

They also put through a favorite of the day a Country singer Tate Stevens who Britney said was one of her favorites so far. The judges left Kansas City for more San Francisco auditions where they picked up Simon Cowell again. First up was group Citizen a five member boyband who sang “Don’t Let Go” by En Vogue. Britney said “you guys rocked up there” while Simon didn’t like it. They moved on with three yeses.
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We were super impressed with bubbly 13-year-old Diamond White from LA who sang “This Is A Man’s World”. Demi told her she had “the X Factor” and Britney thought she was amazing, so no surprise Diamond walked away with four yeses.

Over in Austin, Texas 18 year old Ally Brooke who belted out “On My Knees” and got four yeses from the judges. Simon said “we are looking at a future star here”.

Rambunctious 42-year-old Panda Ross sang “Bring It On Home” and admitted she was born in jail. She stole the audience’s hearts as well as the judges: Demi said, “I loved every bit of it!” and Simon said, “You sound like a legend.” Panda was then carried away in a stretcher after she couldn’t breathe admitting she previously had pneumonia and had left the hospital the day before.

The show ended with 22 year old judge favorite Jessica Spinoza singing Pink’s “Nobody Knows” and she passed with flying colors. There’s your X-Cap for the third audition episode of Season 2? Who was YOUR favorite performance of the night? Let us know by leaving us a comment, you’re subscribed right?

 

Chapelier extraordinaire Philip Treacy is back on the runway of London Fashion Week after an absence of over a decade, with a highly-acclaimed collection in his classic bizarre-glamour style.

And if there’s anyone in the whole world who understands the importance of an eccentric appearance just like Treacy does, it’s none other than Lady Gaga, a big fan of the designer’s hats and fascinators, who was invited to open the show in a hot pink cape and Alexander McQueen sky-high footwear.

So, what are Treacy’s proposals for this season, for the woman who plans to make a statement by looking extravagant and stylish? Metallic fascinators in shiny silver and gold, or encrusted with a myriad sparkling crystals, dramatic veils in black silk with botanical-inspired embroidery, circular constructions that seem to defy the laws of gravity, feather fascinators, oversize Mickey Mouse ears and LED-illuminated hats.

Each extravagant piece from Treacy’s collection was brought to the runway on the head of black models, and paired with a genuine outfit from Micheal Jackson’s wardrobe, which the designer borrowed especially for his show, before it is set to go to auction in December.

 

DIY cross cut-out tee-shirt tutorial

Posted: September 19, 2012 in Fashion, Game's, Music

 

These days, everyone wants a piece of Marc Jacobs.  So what is it about the man of the moment that makes his designs so delectable? FashionTV takes a look at Marc Jacobs S/S 2013 collection, to reveal all.

We always thought that socks and sandals were the ultimate fashion faux-pas and something to leave to the physics teachers in their nonchalant way. Turns out, we were wrong! Once again Marc Jacobs has broken the rules in his quintessentially cool way, with a colorful mix and non-match of layers, patterns, and fabrics for Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 2013.

Marc by Marc Jacobs: Time to Wrap Up

Marc by Marc Jacobs brightened up the catwalk this year with a riot of colors, playful stripes, and romantic silhouettes. But what made this collection such a crowd pleaser?

What only could be described as a collection inspired by a happy-go-lucky trip to the jumble-sale, upon closer inspection, holds the key to trans-seasonal weather changes — the scarf. A multicolored accessory that featured on every female model that took to the catwalk, whether it was loosely coiled around her neck, wrapped around her waist, or tied in a casual turban on her head, showing us the Maasai way to embrace the chilly season.

Photo: Vital Agibalow

While for the men, playful paper bag pants and loose-fitting blazers with rolled up sleeves, accessorised by statement sunglasses and artist caps, could give even the Jonas brothers (spotted in the front-row), a few pointers in the direction of cool. This collection is the ultimate mood-enhancer on a rainy day.

Marc Jacobs: Lets Get Edie

Always a celebrity favorite Jacobs never fails to impress. You can see it from the first collection–a cute one at that at that, as a sexy Mod- take on Edie Sedgwick’s look was carried to the catwalk for Marc Jacobs S/S 2013 collection. The designer adorned everything from suits, to hip-slung midi-skirts, A-line coats, T-shirts, and floor-length dresses in graphic stripes, stripes, and more stripes, of all shapes and sizes. While the models kitten heels, Edie-hair, and cleopatra eyes added a touch of vixen to the stage, Jacobs amped up the bold collection with frivolous touches.

Photo: Vital Agibalow

Did you see the cropped Mickey Mouse sweater? Perhaps a tongue-in-cheek play on London Fashion Week’s “Minnie Mouse Must Haves” accessories and garments set to hit the runway. Mixing references from Andy Warhol’s Factory Girls, to Bridget Riley’s Op Art, and Sixties “It” girls — as Vogue pointed out — the collection seemed to give a nod to the 1996 fashion spoof “Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?”

Jacobs’ satirical touches help define nothing other than his own distinguishable signature and looks. Maybe that’s why women from SoHo to Shanghai love his quirky collections.

For more on New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 Collections, Click here!

Alex Kart has your in-depth look at the House of Holland Spring/Summer 2013 collection during London Fashion Week.
Theme: The Nineties. Moody, angsty, grungy teenager.

The Look: Mad for Metallic — Henry Holland is all about injecting the fun into fashion, with colorful and playful creations, and his S/S 2013 “Buzz Kill” collection was no exception. Models took to the London Fashion Week catwalk on an irreverent print parade, blowing up the grunge eras signature check and thrift-shop florals with an added touch of elegance.

The collection opened with a large, diamond print trouser suit ensemble, which quickly rolled to peplumed crop tops, bright dip-dye dungarees, printed jersey maxi’s, and high-waisted shorts — appearing in an explosion of colors. Each of the looks were clashed with shiny boots in jeweled tones of purple, emerald green, sapphire blue, and gold. Check out the statement buckles and open-back heels on the boots (a look to watch out for!)

Meanwhile low slung waistlines and loose jumpsuits were adorned with delicate lace trimmings and back panels, sparkling brocades were complemented by jewel encrusted beanies and embellished shoulder bags. But it would have been the brightly constructed dresses in splashes of acid yellow, that topped-off the understated glamor of the Holland ladies.

Hair & Makeup: Sultry, bronze-smokey eyes. Tousled platinum hair, parted in the middle, romantically pinned on either side.

The Music: Bassy soundtrack

Front Row: Kelly Osbourne, Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldoff, Laura Whitmore (TV presenter), Poppy Delevigne (model), Lauren Laverne (DJ).

Where to Wear: House of Holland defines all things glam, urban, and street making it the perfect choice for a downtown gallery opening!

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Watermelon is one of my favorite summer fruit. I’ve been eating it – without fork & knife -since I was a child and my grandfather often had a fresh slice for me at lunch. I not only like the taste, but I also love the color. It’s not strange that, as all beautiful & goodthings, it inspires fashion world. Sometimes only for its color, some other times also for its shape. Vivetta brand is quite famous for its skirts, bags and dresses inspired by nature. Probably you saw the watermelon skirt wore by the blonde salad for MFW. It’s a quite expensive brand, but you can find something for less from asos – like the shirt. To be honest I love the skirt, the bags, the Clinique lipstick (it seems to be the new summer “must have”), but the rest it’s probably too much! What do you think? do you agree? Are you going to add something in your wardrobe?

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