Cheerio, New York: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Moves to London

It’s official: The 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be held across the pond. At an early-morning press conference inside the brand’s London flagship store, CMO Ed Razek (alongside veteran Angels Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel) revealed his plans for the runway’s relocation.

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Relocates to London

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According to Razek, the brand wanted to move the show from New York to London back in 1998 (when it first landed overseas), but “it just kind of all came together this year.”

My guess is that the show – slated for December 2 – will be packed with British celebs. In fact, it’s rumored that Cara Delevingne has already saved the date. (And I, for one, can’t wait.)

Check out ELLE for more on the VS press conference.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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April 15, 2014

Fashion Industry Shake-Up: Joe Zee Leaves ELLE, Joins Bobbi Brown at Yahoo

Yahoo is at it again. Barely a week after announcing Bobbi Brown as its new beauty editor in chief, the Internet giant has poached Joe Zee from ELLE.

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April 14, 2014

2014 Met Ball Dress Code Announced: White Tie and Decorations

The Met Gala, an annual ball hosted by Vogue’s editor-in chief Anna Wintour, always has a theme. Last year, it was punk. This year? White Tie and Decorations. (Cue that collective huh?)

Met Gala Dress Code

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April 7, 2014

Most Memorable Mother’s Day: 4 Associates Share

Mother’s Day is almost here, which means it’s time to start thinking about the perfect way to show your appreciation. For a little inspiration, we asked four of our own associates to share their most memorable gifting stories. Read up, then begin planning the most epic Mother’s Day yet.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Anna V., Manager, Boutique Production
“My son, Mason, made me a hand-painted flower pot. He was only one at the time, and he was very proud of himself.”

Joanna B., Men’s Content Editor
“When I was a kid, I whittled an entire duck out of a block of wood for my mom. I don’t think she’ll ever forget that.”

Ashley B., Copywriter
“I brought my mom to brunch at this ridiculously cutesy place. We took selfies in front of the restaurant (my mother’s never felt so cool).”

Lynn V., Manager, Boutique Production 
“Last year, when my daughter Ava had just learned to spell, she crafted me a card with the words ‘I Love You Mommy.’ It was so touching to see the words spelled out so beautifully.”

Our Best Mother’s Day Ever: The Gifts She Really Wants Boutique opens Friday, April 4, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 4, 2014

Steve Madden & Brian Atwood: A Match Made in Shoe Heaven

A good shoe rack should always have two things: a pair of classic wear-everywhere heels and a much-deserved designer splurge. So this latest collaboration between Steve Madden, the go-to brand for high heels, and luxe shoe label Brian Atwood is a total best-of-both-worlds scenario.

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March 25, 2014

A Slice of Heaven: Prada Buys Historic Pastry Shop

High fashion and dessert? I think I speak for every woman when I say they’re pretty much the two best things on earth. And now, Italian fashion house Prada has had the ingenious idea to combine them.

Prada Buys a Pastry Shop

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March 17, 2014

Coming Out of the Elevator: Anonymous Condé Nast Tweeter Revealed

Five days. Thirty-six tweets. Seventy-six thousand followers. That was the lifespan of @CondeElevator, a Twitter account formed for the sole purpose of reporting ludicrous, albeit hilarious, banter from inside the elevator at Condé Nast headquarters in New York. (See excerpts below.) The creator? One of their own – former GQ editor Lauren Bans, who revealed her identity in a spontaneous tweet last month. In an interview with GQ, Bans said, ”I came home real drunk last night, read an article about the Goldman Sachs Elevator guy in the New York Times, and then impulsively tweeted my ‘coming out.’”

Let me fill you in: The day Bans sent her signing-off tweet to @CondeElevator for fear of jeopardizing her job, the anonymous @GSElevator account popped up, seemingly tweeting the same sort of gossip – only from the elevators at Goldman Sachs. Two and a half years later, @GSElevator comes out as finance expert John LeFevre, admits he was inspired by @CondeElevator, and signs a six figure book deal with Touchstone.


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March 14, 2014

You Haven’t Heard the Last from Times Critic Cathy Horyn

It’s official. The chief fashion critic of the New York Times for the past 15 years, Cathy Horyn, has handed in her letter of resignation. Cue collective weeping from style followers everywhere.

Fashionista reports, “While The Times‘ Styles section has not named an official replacement for Horyn, it has made two hires in recent weeks: first reporter John Koblin, who took the place of Times fashion critic Eric Wilson after he departed for InStyle, and just last week, former deputy editor Matthew Schneier, who may in fact be Horyn’s replacement.”

Cathy Horyn

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Fashion Week is just days away, giving the soon-to-be-confirmed replacement the chance to capture Cathy’s readership without missing a beat. Will they be received without critique? We doubt it. But dry your tears and ready your Kindles – Cathy has plans to write a book about the history of fashion journalism.

Sounds like a coffee-table staple.

Ready the full article at Fashionista.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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January 31, 2014

Kim Kardashian Is Winning Over the Fashion World – We Credit Baby North

Kim has certainly had her fashion ups and downs. Okay, mostly downs. But it seems this reality-television star has changed her ways – or hired a new stylist. Either way, we like what’s happening.

Taking all the credit? North West. Before the little Kimye was born, it was all leather minis and Vegas-gift-shop-esque dresses. And those maternity outfits? I couldn’t even look. But post-baby? Floor-sweeping wool coats and couture.

Kim Kardashian's New Look

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All she needs now is a nod from a big-deal designer and she’ll be in that oh-so-exclusive club with Becks and Coco Rocha.

Read the full article at Fashionista.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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January 24, 2014

The FLOTUS Says Farewell to Her 40s – By Way of Dancing

She fights childhood obesity, wears J.Crew, and is best friends with Beyoncé. We already love Michelle. But today, we love her even more as she proudly flaunts the AARP card that ushers her into the world of fifty-somethings.

Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama!

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How will she be celebrating, you ask? A dance party, according to ABC7 News. It’s too soon to tell whether we’re talking ballroom or freestyle, but it will take place Saturday night at the White House.

We just hope Ellen got an invite.

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By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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January 17, 2014