IRINA SHAYK TRIES ON DAPPER STYLE FOR VOGUE RUSSIA COVER STORY

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Irina Shayk gets her closeup on the March 2017 cover of Vogue Russia. The brunette stunner wears a tweed embellished jacket from Chanel with the ‘Sofia’ bra from Intimisssimi. Captured by Luigi & Iango, the Russian-born beauty tries on smokey eyeshadow with dark red red lipstick shade. For the inside spread, Irina poses in menswear inspired looks. Stylist Patrick Mackie chooses suit separates, lingerie pieces and a bowler hat for good measure. Photographed in black and white, Irina wears the designs of Giorgio Armani, BOSS, Celine and more.

EDITORIAL: IRINA SHAYK STARS IN VOGUE RUSSIA MARCH 2017 COVER STORY

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GET A CLOSER LOOK AT 3 STATEMENT-MAKING COSTUMES FROM ARIANA GRANDE'S 'DANGEROUS WOMAN' TOUR

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Pop powerhouse Ariana Grande kicked off her "Dangerous Woman" tour earlier this month in Phoenix, and while her vocal chops are nothing to gloss over, we can't help but fawn over all of the fierce lewks that have emerged from the tour as well. Fashionista chatted with the designer behind three of the show's costumes, Bryan Hearns, who's worked on custom show pieces for Lady Gaga and Halsey in the past, in addition to creating bespoke red carpet looks for celebrities, like the one Laverne Cox wore to last weekend's Grammy awards. Read on for our interview with Los Angeles-based Hearns to get the scoop on what it's like to work with Grande and how streetwear emerged as a major source of design inspiration. 

How did you begin working with Ariana? I heard she's a fan of yours.



I started working with her a couple of years ago with one of her old stylists — I think it was right after "Problem." Then I started doing stuff with her sporadically throughout her career, and then we finally reconnected for this.

What was the design process like? Were there any specific silhouettes you were instantly drawn to? 

I worked with her stylist, Law [Roach], and he reached out to me and went over what she wanted, what she was looking for. She had a mood board with these really cool images, and the vibe was really streetwear, oversize and really edgy — like what's happening in fashion right now. The show has really cool projections, the entire stage is one giant projection — so the clothes and the color palette complement the projections. Everything is monochromatic, including the dancers' costumes; that way everything just flows and looks really dope. Nothing shiny, everything is pretty matte, and there's lot of texture with straps and zippers and hardware. 

But it still feels feminine and very "Ariana."

Yeah, we still definitely wanted to keep her personal style in mind.

Photo: @bryanhearns/Instagram

Can you share a short overview of each look?

She wore [the white look] in Las Vegas. Every look has two versions, so she's not bored during the tour — other designers have other versions. I know that she wore the designer Michael Ngo in the white look with the white jacket and pants, and I did the skirt version with the crop top. The opening look is the black one and is almost a nod to her original style. A little more polished, a little Audrey Hepburn, and it went perfectly with the first number, which is a vogue-ing number, so it's all very chic and black-and-white. That went to the all-white look, which was very streetwear-inspired, and all the dancers were kinda similar with the straps and hardware. The third look was the grey look, which is worn for "Side to Side," so it's very sporty, like they're at the gym. It totally works with that song.

Can you tell us about some of the fabrics you worked with?

The black one is a spandex and the grey one is leather, jersey and hardware. The white one is actually a white waxed denim, and it has leather, too. 

How involved was Ariana in the design process?

When I talked to Law [Roach], we went over the silhouettes that she wanted, and I know that one of the things she likes is a bodysuit with high-waisted shorts and a skirt that goes over it. So we reworked that idea with the grey look that I did with the zippers on the side, so it still covers her, but it's a different version of that idea. She was pretty involved because when I sent the sketches, she had notes and things that she wanted to change and things that she loved.

Sketches of the three looks designed by Hearns. Photo: @bryanhearns/Instagram

Sketches of the three looks designed by Hearns. 

You've done a lot of custom pieces for amazing actresses and performers in the past. What was your favorite thing about working with Ariana?

I love to work with people who are passionate about what they do, and her love for music really does show. She really cares about putting on a good show, and she's one of the few people who actually sing live, so I was really excited to work with her. I appreciate that true passion.

What would you say is the biggest difference between designing costumes and ready-to-wear?

I think the biggest difference is you have to keep in mind that people will be performing in these outfits, so you have to be practical, in a sense. Like, even though [the costumes] have a million straps and look like they have a million belts on, it's all engineered through one zipper in the back. It's all actually one piece, super-easy to get in and out of — nothing too complicated. The design [process] is typically the same both ways, but you have to think about making it performable.

Photo: @bryanhearns/Instagram

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Chanel Pre-Spring 2017 Exotic Lizard Collection

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When it comes to skins like exotic lizard, it’s something I know most of you out there will either love, or hate. You know, pretty much like crocodile and ostrich, though personally for me I’m most adverse to ostrich since it gets my trypophobia going into hyperdrive.

Lizard, on the other hand, isn’t much of an issue of me, which would also explain today’s post, a quick look at the exotic lizard SLGs from Chanel’s Pre-Spring 2017 collection. In a variety of muted, almost ombre-like hues in Gray, Light Violet and Yellow, they are finished with hardware in similarly muted hues for that perfect match.

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And because there will be a wide variety of SLGs to choose from, here are just 3 to pique your interest for now. From top to bottom we’ve got the Wallet With Zip in Gray (SGD3370), a Classic Flap Wallet in Yellow (SGD3540) and of course, one SLG that’s familiar to all, the iconic WOC in Light Violet (SGD6140). Which do you adore the most?

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Unique Gifts For Him Ideas

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Unique Gifts for Him showing fresh ideas that are interesting to give a surprise special. Who doesn’t like a good surprise? Often times this is asweet little things of everyday life that really show your love. Nothing says“I love you” like a one-of-a-kind creative ideas you have been handpickedfor Unique Gifts for Him. Remember to plan ahead and order your gifts earlyand props (such as now) to avoid the rush. With different inspiration belowyou can find Unique Gifts for Him are the most appropriate.

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Bottega Veneta Messenger in Dusty Rose

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Long before Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo bestowed their daughter with the name Dusty Rose, the shade was an omnipresent favorite among fashion people, and it’s still is a color of the moment. I fell as hard into the dusty rose trap as the next girl–you see, I love pink, but bubblegum pink is too overt, in my opinion, and not really my vibe. Enter dusty rose, the color: it’s a combination of pink and taupe, and a color I can’t get enough of.

Bottega Veneta has always used some of the most divine colors in the handbag rainbow, and when I found this Bottega Veneta Messenger in Dusty Rose, I fell so hard. It’s perfect. The color, the simple style, the leather. Everything about this bag is perfection. The size is just right to fit all of my personal essentials so I can carry this for myself while also carrying a diaper bag for Millie. For the first time in a while, I added this bag to my cart and am ready to check out.

Designed with handwoven Intrecciato nappa leather, the adjustable strap is slender, which makes it light to carry and features signature knot details. The double zipper closure shows a suede-lined interior with an inside zip pocket. Dimensions are 9.4″ x 6.6″ x 1.6″ and there are 11 colors to choose from on BottegaVeneta.com. If you ask me, this is the perfect bag, at a great price, with a color option for everyone. 

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GIVENCHY SPRING SUMMER 2017 SEASONAL BAG COLLECTION

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Givenchy is bringing sexy back with its Spring/Summer 2017 Bag Collection which features and showcases one-of-a-kind and unique bag silhouettes.

Riccardo Tisci, the Creative Director behind it revealed that the collection is a remarkable celebration of femininity. Embracing an all-around feminine and soft curve theme, Tisci’s anatomical silhouettes perfectly blends the geometrical precision of customizing the sensuality of jersey & silk, carefully and meticulously molding his ideal woman’s body in the form of creative luxury bags.

With a number of bags showcased in this collection, there are two, which caught our attention. First off the chart is this Shopping Bag in Black Mesh with Interior Bag in Purple Crocodile Embossed Leather.

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This particular bag is an instant grabber with its chic and unique design. It is made up of mesh which makes the bag transparent so it’s easier to figure out which part should you be looking for if you’re reaching for a particular thing placed inside. If this isn’t enough to make you go crazy, it also has an internal pouch made from crocodile leather, perfect for storing your smartphone, wallet and your coin purse. Lastly, what made our hearts skipped a bit would be the innovative and well-constructed handles, which are made from a leather handle and a metal support handle attached to it which makes it easier to carry around.

What do you think of it? Do you honestly believe that it’s a good go-to shopping bag you’ll be reaching for before leaving the house?

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Second one that appealed to us would be this pyramid-shaped shoulder bag in Black Grained Leather. Did you know that pyramid designs are always a part of Givenchy’s tradition, designed by Riccardo Tisci? With its fun and unique shape, this minimalistic shoulder bag is an ideal everyday bag since it can safely hold all your essentials.

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