Written By , on February 10, 2015

Inspired by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the classic song “Sophisticated Lady,” KRISTI VOSBECK’s FALL 2015 collection hits high notes through cutting edge high fashion gowns set to be unveiled the weekend ofFebruary 21-23rd, 2015.  The three-day showcase will run from 9am – 6pm at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York City.

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Manufactured in New York City with the finest French and Italian fabrics, KRISTI VOSBECK gowns are more than beautifully draped creations – they provide the wearer with an experience.  Innovative and fresh, her “clothes are so elegant! Lovely indeed,” according to actress Jessica Pimentel of Orange is the New Black.

This season showcases signature KV bodices, jumpsuits, and a reversible sunburst-pleated wrap skirt that transitions easily from day to night. Stand-out pieces include her streamlined take on the ball gown, done in a luminescent cerulean blue-coated fabric.  Texture plays a big role in Vosbeck’s strapless gowns, combining straightforward silhouettes with a bit of rock and roll attitude.  Wearable glamour is her forte and her beautifully draped striped gown is no exception, tucked and draped in all the right places with a dramatic tie back.

Vosbeck’s vintage aesthetic with timeless attention to detail have not gone unnoticed, having been reviewed by Women’s Wear Dailyand published in VOGUE, GLAMOUR, and other notable publications.   The KRISTI VOSBECK collection has graced the runways ofParis and New York, and has been showcased in boutiques across the United States and as far as the Middle East.  Don’t miss this opportunity to view the KV collection up close as New York Fashion Week wraps up.

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Written By , on February 10, 2015

MADE, the downtown creative hub, is thrilled to announce the return of MADE Fashion Week, running February 12-18, 2015 at its presentation spaces at Milk Studios and The Standard, High Line. The F/W 2015 season will once again gather mass appeal with new initiatives that reveal how fashion, sports, and technology mix.

“Since its inception six years ago, MADE Fashion Week has always been a connective platform that promotes creative experimentation,” said Keith Baptista, co-founder of MADE, “and this season we’ll keep it fresh with new designers, new programming, and amazing brand partners who enable us to showcase fashion, wearables, music and the visual arts.”

This season MADE welcomes Wes Gordon, KTZ, Astrid Andersen, Brock Collection, Thaddeus O’Neil, Joyrich, Ammerman Schlosberg, Marissa Webb, Sandy Liang, and Sons of William, along with Chromat, Jeremy Scott, The Blonds, Baja East, Cushnie Et Ochs, Patrik Ervell, Tim Coppens, and Dion Lee, and offsite shows from Nicopanda and Public School.

‘MADE IN NY’ OPENING RECEPTION: MADE PARTNERS WITH NYCEDC TO CELEBRATE THE CITY’S INNOVATION AND INGENUITY

On the eve of MADE Fashion Week, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and MADE will host an opening reception for Made in NY, which celebrates the City’s thriving fashion and cultural community. Featuring leaders from the City’s civic, fashion and cultural sectors, the event will announce elements of the Made in NY initiative to support emerging designers and brands.

MAYBELLINE NEW YORK RETURNS AS OFFICIAL COSMETICS PARTNER OF MADE FASHION WEEK; CO-HOSTS CELEBRATION WITH J.R. SMITH AND GIGI HADID

Global beauty brand Maybelline New York continues its collaboration with MADE as the Official Cosmetics Partner of MADE Fashion Week’s 12th season. Maybelline New York’s state-of-the-art products will provide creative inspiration and artistic vision for more than 10 MADE designers, including Cushnie et Ochs, Chromat, Chris Gelinas, Wes Gordon, Isa Arfen, Sandy Liang, Marissa Webb, Baja East, KTZ, Jonathan Simkhai, and Brock Collection.

Welcoming some of the biggest names in sports, fashion, and beauty, Maybelline New York will also host an exclusive event onFriday, February 13th in the Maybelline New York Lounge to mark the beginning of NBA All-Star weekend in New York City. Co-hosted by NBA athlete J.R. Smith and Maybelline New York spokeswoman Gigi Hadid, the evening will be an opportunity for professional athletes, fashion designers, and beauty insiders to mix and mingle, with music by Jus Ske.

CARMELO ANTHONY’S FAST A/W 2015: A FASHION x SPORTS x TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE, IN COLLABORATION WITH INTEL

Leading consulting, strategy, digital and technology company, Accenture continues its collaboration with MADE Fashion Week on programming that explores fashion and technology. This season, we’re adding sports to the conversation. The 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend coincides with Fashion Week, making it a natural setting for Melo7 Technology Partners’ Carmelo Anthony and Stuart Goldfarb to showcase ten of next greatest wearable technologies.

Taking place on Saturday, February 14th, FAST will include a panel moderated by Accenture’s Brent Blum, lead of the company’s Wearable Tech Practice. Panelists include Stephane Ashpool, Designer of Pigalle, Sabine Seymour, CEO + Founder of Moondial,Mike Bell, VP of New Devices Group at Intel, and Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel.

To conclude the event, guests will be treated to a special performance by iconic hip-hop trio De La Soul.

INTEL® REALSENSE™ WALL BRINGS LIFE-SIZE INNOVATION AND RESPONSIVE VISUAL ART TO MADE FASHION WEEK

The Intel® RealSense™ experience, designed for MADE Fashion Week, allows Fashion Week guests to move, dance, push, swipe and pose with their bodies to manipulate and immerse themselves in a 15 foot interactive screen. By sensing in 3-D, including depth presence and comprehending range of motion, Intel RealSense’s cutting-edge innovation enables a whole new level of interactivity that will transform the way people think about and experience personal computing devices. Intel RealSense technology can be found in a growing number of 2 in 1s, tablets, notebooks and all-in-one PCs. Learn more at www.intel.com/RealSense.

MADE FASHION WEEK x MACY’S

Macy’s will be showcasing unique and exciting looks inspired by the Macy’s Impulse collection. The Macy’s Style Project will feature different teams comprised of one stylist, one influencer, and one content creator who will style three looks that feature Impulse apparel. Each look will be exhibited throughout the week across MADE and Macy’s social media channels (@MADE & @Macys).

LEXUS BACKSTAGE LOUNGE

The backstage Lexus Lounge will once again host celebrations with MADE designers and their VIP guests before and after events throughout MADE Fashion Week. This season, Lexus brought on designer Anna Karlin to re-envision its backstage lounge and push the boundaries of a traditional hospitality space. Every piece of furniture was custom-made to create a luxurious environment of marble, brass, leather, and concrete where attendees can work, drink, eat and socialize in a space that is a experiential treat.

AMERICAN EXPRESS AND MADE CONTINUE FASHION WEEK PARTNERSHIP

American Express returns to MADE this season offering Card Members access to the Spring 2015 runway shows, backstage designer interviews and meet and greets with host Micah Jesse and hair styling with Drybar all within the American Express VIP Lounge.

MADE ANNOUNCES DIAGEO AS THE OFFICIAL SPIRITS PARTNER FOR F/W 2015

Among the top shelf brands being poured at all of MADE’s official events this season are: Don Julio, Zacapa Rum, Ciroc Vodka, and Bulleit Bourbon.  Must be 21 or older to consumer and as always, please drink responsibly.

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Written By , on January 30, 2015

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The House of Tanqueray today announced the launch of Tanqueray Trunk Show, a national campaign that provides mentorship through progressive style via dedicated events in six U.S. markets. Each Tanqueray Trunk Show will feature one daytime and one nighttime event.

At the daytime event, four brand architects from the worlds of style, entrepreneurship and entertainment will participate in a panel discussion, after which attendees will create their own spin on the classic Tanqueray and tonic cocktail. The nighttime event post-celebration will follow, with a performance by Oscar nominated and Golden Globe Award winning Chicago rapper, actor Common in select cities.

“I appreciate the work that Tanqueray is doing by giving budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to breakout into the mainstream,” Common said. “Tanqueray gets it and is truly making a difference.”

Tanqueray Trunk Show takes a look behind the green curtain, allowing entrepreneurs to engage with their favorite influencers, network with peers and take a master-class with today’s most stylish brand architects, including:

Coltrane Curtis, founder of brand solutions agency Team Epiphany, will host the panels. A former MTV Style VJ and editor at Complex Magazine, Coltrane received the AdColor Innovator of the Year award in 2010.

“We see this program as a riff on the traditional trunk show,” said Keith Scott, Tanqueray Senior Brand Manager. “The leaders on our panel are sharing both their in-demand physical creations, as well as their personal take on how to play and win the style game. Our goal is to inspire and equip the next generation of successful entrepreneurs, while enjoying some great cocktails and compelling music along the way.”

Tanqueray Trunk Show will take place in six markets:

Following the launch of Tanqueray Trunk Show in New York City, select consumers age 21 and over will have the chance to attend aTanqueray Trunk Show event. Keep watching #TanquerayTrunkShow on the Tanqueray brand Twitter, Instagram, and Facebookpages to learn more.

For those unable to attend the events, the brand will be releasing a series of informative videos, which provide valuable takeaways from the panels on the significance of mentorship within the worlds of style and business. Please enjoy your Tanqueray responsibly and visit http://youtu.be/BWzmKSL3wEs to learn more.

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Written By , on January 30, 2015

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L’Oreal Professionnel announces today that Eva Green – Bond girl in Casino Royale, heroin of the new hit TV series Penny Dreadful and star of the next film by Tim Burton, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,which will be released in 2016 – is the new international spokesperson for L’Oreal Professionnel.

Born in Paris on July 5, 1980, Eva Green possesses a feminine and magnetic beauty. She is one of the most talented international actresses of her generation. She also has a great awareness of fashion and beauty trends. Eva is particularly renowned for her translucent complexion, blue eyes and her signature brunette hair, which she often transforms for films and red carpet appearances. Whether wearing a loose, wavy style or a sophisticated and glamorous chignon, Eva Green always channels powerful femininity.

Eva takes pride in her hair and has built a relationship of trust with her hairdresser. “As an actress, hair is so important. You need a very good relationship with your hairdresser and together we create the hairstyles. My hairdresser uses, of course, the leader of hair products, L’Oreal Professionnel. I am very glad to be on board on this new adventure,” she says.

At 34, Eva Green has more than 18 films and TV series to her name. She has often played enigmatic heroines in fantastic and surreal worlds.  She chooses her roles carefully and has worked on superb films as well as wonderful collaborations with renowned filmmakers.

Eva began her film career in 2003. She was offered her first screen role by Bertolucci in his film The Dreamers. She went on to star alongside Romain Duris in Arsene Lupin in 2004 before heading to Hollywood in 2005. She launched her international career after just a few months thanks to Ridley Scott who cast her as his leading lady, Sybille, in Kingdom of Heaven.

In 2006, she joined the ranks of the famous and beautiful Bond girls, landing the role of Vesper Lynd alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. She continued to appeal to audiences in large-scale productions like Dark Shadows alongside Johnny Depp and Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For as well as independent films like Perfect Sense and White Bird.

In 2015, she will begin shooting Tim Burton’s new film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children while also continuing to appear in the hit American TV series Penny Dreadful, in which she plays the title role alongside Josh Hartnett.

“We have chosen Eva Green because she perfectly embodies our values: She is extremely sensitive to fashion trends and counts on the expertise of hairdressers, both on and off screen. Her beauty, modernity & personal appeal captivate. I am convinced that Eva Green will be an amazing advantage for L’Oreal Professionnel,” says Anne-Laure Lecerf, International Managing Director at L’Oreal Professionnel.

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Written By , on January 27, 2015

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The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Vilcek Foundation Prizes, recognizing immigrant contributions to the American arts and sciences.  The Vilcek Prize in the Arts spotlights foreign-born artists with records of major achievement in their fields.  The Creative Promise Prizes in the Arts commend three younger immigrant artists—35 years of age or younger—who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the early stages of their careers.

The 2015 Vilcek Prize and Creative Promise Prizes in the Arts are awarded in the field of fashion.  Andrew Bolton will be honored with the $100,000 Vilcek Prize in Fashion.  The Creative Promise Prizes, which include awards of $50,000 each, will be presented to Siki Im, Natallia Pilipenka, and Tuyen Tran.

“American arts are fueled by immigrant talent and energy, and fashion is not an exception,” says Marica Vilcek, vice president of the Vilcek Foundation.  “Fashion is no longer simply about the clothes we wear; it is an art form that reflects our culture.  Fashion professionals are not only setting trends, they are also active commenters on history, psychology, and other aspects of our civilization.  With the 2015 Vilcek Prizes for Fashion, we are excited to recognize all the different roles that fashion plays in our society, and the foreign-born individuals who are the leaders and future of the field.”

Andrew Bolton was chosen as the winner of the Vilcek Prize in Fashion for his curatorial work that elevates fashion as an art form.  Bolton is curator in the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  With a background in anthropology and non-Western art, he brings to his work an intellectual rigor balanced by an enthusiasm for the aesthetic beauty of fashion.  Since joining the museum in 2002, Bolton has curated 13 exhibitions (some in collaboration with Costume Institute Curator in Charge Harold Koda) and is responsible for one of the most highly attended exhibitions in the museum’s history, 2011’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.  Keen to enhance the accessibility of fashion while also reinforcing its importance as an art form, he is known for producing culturally relevant yet visually striking exhibitions.  Andrew Bolton was born in England.

Siki Im was selected as the winner of a Creative Promise Prize in Fashion for his menswear designs that draw inspiration from architecture, culture, politics, and psychology.  Im is the fashion designer behind SIKI IM, a line of luxury menswear, and DEN IM, a denim and basics extension line.  A former architect, he is interested in the intersections of culture, theory, and psychology within the design process.  Sold in stores worldwide, each of Im’s collections centers on a theme (from immigrants and xenophobia to The Lord of the Flies), which he researches in depth to build into a collection of draped, often unisex pieces.  He seeks to grow his company into a multi-focus creative design studio that also works in architecture and product design.  Siki Im was born in Germany to Korean immigrant parents.

Natallia Pilipenka was named winner of a Creative Promise Prize in Fashion for her fashion designs that mesh traditional craft with conceptual and cultural investigations.  Pilipenka is a designer based in New York.  A recent graduate of Parsons School of Design at the New School, earning an MFA in Fashion Design and Society, she approaches fashion through a conceptual and cultural lens.  Growing up in Belarus (then a part of the Soviet Union), Pilipenka learned from her parents how to sew, embroider, knit, and crochet; incorporating these craft techniques in modern ways has become integral to her designs.  She has taught in the BFA Fashion program at Parsons and won numerous awards, including the Umbria Cashmere District Award in 2014.  Natallia Pilipenka was born in Belarus to Ukrainian parents.

Tuyen Tran was picked as the winner of a Creative Promise Prize in Fashion for designs that fuse environmental awareness and everyday functionality with a modern, minimal aesthetic.  Tran is a fashion designer and a recent graduate of Parsons School of Design at the New School, earning a BFA in Fashion Design.  She views fashion as a form of functional product design: enabling movement, adapting to different environments, and potentially enhancing the wearer’s happiness.  Building on her strong foundation of menswear tailoring techniques, Tran’s graduate collection of womenswear perfected a capsule wardrobe of functional garments, which could be worn and layered in numerous ways; it was nominated for the Parsons Designer of the Year award.  Tuyen Tran was born in Vietnam.

The prizewinners were selected by panels of independent experts in the field of fashion.  All prizewinners will be honored at a ceremony in New York City in April 2015.

In addition to prizes in the arts, the Vilcek Foundation also awards prizes in the field of biomedical science.  The 2015 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science will be awarded to Peter Walter, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at University of California, San Francisco.  The Vilcek Creative Promise Prizes in Biomedical Science will be awarded to Sun Hur, Rob Knight, and Franziska Michor.  For more information on the Vilcek Prizes, please visit Vilcek.org.

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Written By , on January 21, 2015

H and M David BeckhamH&M is announcing the expansion of its long-term relationship with sport and style icon David Beckham. For spring 2015, David will choose his favorite H&M menswear pieces to create Modern Essentials Selected by David Beckham. This new collaboration, a natural evolution for both David and H&M following the unprecedented success of David Beckham Bodywear, will allow men around the world to access the icons globally recognized sense of style.

Modern Essentials Selected by David Beckham will kick-off with a campaign filmed by the famous director Marc Forster. David Beckham has also created a new spring Bodywear collection forH&M. Both collections will launch worldwide in stores and online onMarch 5, 2015.

“I am thrilled to continue and extend my collaboration with H&M by selecting my favorites from this spring’s Modern Essentials collection. Each piece is a new wardrobe classic that will update every man’s spring wardrobe with great style. Marc Forster is one of my favorite directors – I can’t wait to reveal the new campaign with H&M,” says David Beckham.

“Most of us are familiar with David’s innate sense of style and design. However, it was his keen eye for cinematic storytelling that I noticed during the filming of this campaign. He doesn’t make H&M clothing look good, he makes it look great,” says Marc Forster, known for directing the hits Monster’s BallFinding NeverlandStranger than FictionThe Kite RunnerQuantum of Solace, and World War Z.

Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham focuses on the important pieces of the season, updating men’s classics in fresh fabrics, colors and fits for spring 2015. Key garments include a linen pilot jacket; a white chalk-washed denim jacket; a car coat; a stylish linen blazer; a city-slicker polo shirt and the perfect white poplin shirt.

Meanwhile, David Beckham continues with a new Bodywear collection for spring, complete with the perfect loungewear pieces – Henley shirts, raglan-sleeved shirts, crewnecks and a sleeveless jersey shirt. The collection centers on tones of dark blue, gray melange and off-white, with accents of orange-red. Stripes appear as trim or across whole garments to add a new classic twist. The collection is supported by a brand-new print campaign, featuring David wearing select looks from the David Beckham Bodywear collection, available exclusively at H&M.

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Written By , on January 21, 2015

Style.com/Arabia and Farfetch Host a Secret Dinner Under the Stars in Abu Dhabi Condé Nast’s Style.com/Arabia and online retailer Farfetch, joined forces to host an intimate dinner in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s capital city.

The exclusive affair was held to celebrate the retailer’s latest expansion within the Middle East, with the signing of prominent Kuwaiti boutiques AlOthman and Al Ostoura. This dual signing solidifies Farfetch’s commitment to the Middle Eastern market and support of the Arab world’s burgeoning creative landscape.

The evening took place under the stars at a private location at the Emirates Palace. Produced by London-based event planner Jemma-Jade Events, the evening was designed to fuse the mystical elegance of Arabia with the clean and refined tone of contemporary fashion. A candlelit path led the way to an ethereally decorated gazebo, featuring twinkling white Arabian-influenced décor laced with florals. VIP guests, including Nez Gebreel, CEO of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council; rising actress Razane Jammal; and accessories designer Nathalie Trad, enjoyed a decadent dining experience, as well as a surprise performance by Emirati soul musician and MTV EMAs nominee Hamdan Al Abri, along with car service from Careem, the evening’s official transportation partner.

In collaboration with AlOthman, founded nearly half a century ago, Farfetch brought a fashion-souk to life. The display featured a curated edit of what shoppers around the world can expect to find newly available online at Farfetch through AlOthman.

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Written By , on January 21, 2015

Ecco Domani Zac PosenEcco Domani® Wines of Italy today revealed that acclaimed fashion designer Zac Posen will dress the Ecco Domani® Pinot Grigio bottle in an exclusive, limited-edition design for summer 2015.

Posen, whose designs can be found on celebrities who grace the red carpets, is bringing his signature style to America’s best-selling Italian Pinot Grigio. Available in the Italian import section of stores nationwide starting in May, Ecco Domani’s Posen-designed Pinot Grigio will retail for a suggested price of $10.99 – a steal for a Zac Posen original.

“I’ve dressed many people in my life, but never a bottle of wine. This is such an exciting project because it weaves together my work as a fashion designer and my passion for food, cooking and entertaining. The design will reflect the bright, floral qualities of the wine, giving any table a stylish, refreshing look,” Posen said.

Posen has a long-standing history with Ecco Domani. A recipient of the inaugural Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award in 2002, Posen received sponsorship of his first major runway show by the Italian wine brand. In partnering on the project, the designer andEcco Domani are coming full circle.

“We wanted to create an easy way to add a touch of style to any occasion this summer, and partnering with Zac Posen for a one-of-a-kind design is the perfect way to highlight our classic Pinot Grigio,” said Courtney O’Brien, Director of Marketing, Ecco Domani. “Zac is bringing the modern sophistication and glamour he’s known for on the runway to everyday occasions.”

Ecco Domani translates to “Here’s tomorrow” in Italian, reflecting a forward-thinking approach to authentic Italian wines. Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio is made with flavorful fruit from northern Italy’s celebrated regions of the Tre Venezie: Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto andFriuli-Venezia Giulia. With its delicate citrus and floral aromas, signature tropical fruit flavors, and a crisp, refreshing finish, Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio is considered America’s most loved Italian Pinot Grigio and is a perennial leader in Pinot Grigio by-the-glass and by-the-bottle sales.

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Written By , on January 19, 2015

Maybelline Welcomes Gigi Hadid

 

Maybelline New York announced today that American golden girl Gigi Hadid is their newest spokesperson. Gigi will join an elite group of spokeswomen which includes Christy Turlington, Adriana Lima, Jourdan Dunn,Emily DiDonato, Marloes Horst, Kemp Muhl, and a host of others.

“Being a Maybelline New York spokesperson means more to me than anyone can imagine; it doesn’t seem real! It’s the most incredible feeling and is a dream come true,” said Gigi. “I feel so honored and humbled to be a part of the iconic brand I grew up with, and I am very excited by this opportunity.”

At only 19, Gigi has graced the runways of Marc Jacobs, Giles, Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jeremy Scott, and Chanel. She landed in 2014 the cover of the fourth installment of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book, and the December 2014 cover of Harper’s Bazaar in Malaysia. Mentored by Carine Roitfeld, Gigi has sat for renowned photographers including Steven Meisel, Mario Sorrenti,Craig McDean, Bruce Weber, Gilles Bensimon, Sebastian Faena, and Ellen Von Unwerth.

‎”We are thrilled to welcome Gigi Hadid to Maybelline New York,” said Jerome Bruhat, Global Brand President.   “As the fashion industry’s newest ‘it’ girl, Gigi is known for her confident, fun, seductive spirit. She reflects our brand values and represents Maybelline New York women all over the world who are smart, sexy, optimistic and full of life.”

The green-blue-eyed beauty’s modeling career began at a young age when she was discovered by Guess co-founder Paul Marciano. She would go on to model for Baby Guess, Guess Kids, then graduating to Guess. Campaigns with Tom Ford, Sports Illustrated, and a spot in the notorious 2015 Pirelli calendar have followed.

A Malibu native, the media darling now calls the streets of New York City home. Entering 2015 on a high note, Gigi has a striking international social media presence, clocking in at over 1.4 million Instagram followers and 193K Twitter devotees. In 2014, she landed on Models.com’s Top 50 Models list, Models.com’s Top Sexiest Models list, Sports Illustrated‘s12 Rookies Who Rocked 2014, and Rolling Stone‘s 25 Hottest Sex Symbols of 2014.

An accomplished equestrian and volleyball player, Gigi also enjoys staying active with boxing at her home away from home, Gotham Gym, in New York City. In addition to her active social media presence, Gigi edits the popular tumblr blog SevenAngels, and recently completed her first year of undergraduate studies in forensic psychology at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts.

Gigi will make her Maybelline New York debut in advertising campaigns later this year.

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Written By , on January 19, 2015

Wildfox Swim Cruise 15 Collection

Wildfox Swim announces the arrival of its Cruise 15 ‘Party Like it’s ’99’ range of swimwear and cover-ups inspired by late 80s and early 90s fashion, the peak of the supermodel era, vintage Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues and vintage Barbie.

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Swim is a collaborative design effort between Wildfox Swim & Intimates Designer, Leilani Shimoda, and Creative Director, Kimberley Gordon. Together the girls create timeless collections of both vintage-inspired classics and more daring Brazilian cuts, which can be mixed and matched to accommodate all body types and personal style preferences. Shimoda, says, Kim and I went to high school together in the 90s, so we have a lot of memories of that time. This collection reflects that nostalgia.”

First debuted on the runway during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami Beach, the collection features a palette of pastel, ombre and neon hues mixed with graphic prints, tongue-in-cheek Wildfox sayings, and sporty zipper details on high leg one piece suits and neoprene-like sets.

Reversible Classic String tops and bottoms are made from a shiny polyester spandex blend and come in a variety of playful prints and graphics with a contrasting pattern or solid when reversed. The String top features adjustable halter and back ties, and side ties on the bottoms. Styles include the Wildcat: leopard print to solid black, the 80’s Star: red with white stars to a blue with all over stars, the80’s Stripe: pastel stripes to solid light blue and the Hamburgers: all over burgers to a pink/white club stripe.

The 80’s Star Classic One-Piece features a white, allover star print on a bright blue body with a deep neckline and straps that can be styled three different ways – crisscross, straight suspender or halter tie. The shiny polyester spandex blend fabric makes for a flattering, yet sexy fit. Our Totally Rad reversible Classic String Top and Bottoms are made of a recycled polyamide elastane blend fabric, and have “Rad” and “Cool” speech bubbles on the triangles, and “Totally Awesome” across the back of the bottoms. Both top and bottom reverse to a solid neon pink and have black string ties finished with gold, Wildfox charms. The Bolt 80’s Zipper One-Piece is adorned with a lighting bolt graphic on a matte neon yellow body with a scoop neck, open back and side zippers for an even higher cut. The Hamburger 80’s One Piece features a cheeseburger in pink paradise print on slight v-neck, low back body with thick straps and a high leg for a vintage-inspired look. The Teddy Girl Bikini bottom has a cute bear face across the back of our classic low-rise polyamide elastane blend bottoms. The Wildfox Maui Surfer One-Piece is a sporty version of our Classic One-Piece made from a neoprene-like, double knit tricot blend fabric with a zip-front and contrasting side panels, offered in ombre pink and purple colors.

Cover-up styles include lightweight rib (with color-changing inks and scratch-and-sniff smells!), terry cloth rompers, shorts, and woven beach pants, rompers, and flowing maxi dresses. The Pineapple Palace Bell’s Beach Dress has all over pineapple graphics on a flowing, A-line body with a scoop neck and back, high-low hem and adjustable spaghetti straps. The same print is offered on our Fiji Tank and Sun Shorts. The scoop neck tank has a loose, cropped silhouette, while the high waist drawstring shorts have elastic along the back and a longer, looser fit with side slits and a small back pocket. The Wildfox Maui Shark Tank features a relaxed scoop neck, open armholes, roomy, slightly A-line body and 80s inspired ‘Wildfox Maui’ graphic in solar ink that turns bright pink in the sun! ThePastel Tie-Dye Logo Fiji Tank has a solar ink W logo that turns bright yellow in the sun. Both Sun shorts and Beach Bells dress are also offered in the dreamy, allover pastel tie-dye print.

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