All posts by Tri-Anh Nguyen, Fashion & Beauty Editor

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Y Plus: Day 2 of Istanbul Fashion Week

The Designer, Founder and Artistic Director of Y PLUS,  Yakup Bicer has his muse from his roots, his traditions and his history: The superheros and Champions of Turkey “PEHLIVANS”.  He wanted to share this cultural treasure , Champions who Inspired the whole world with having thousands of  admirers once, representing power, courage and authenticity; with the new generation, from a different angle.

Bicer, believes the power of owning the values and culture, getting inspiration from history, strengthens his design language.

With its extraordinary forms, Y PLUS breaks the rules, changes the perception of style, but with comfort.  Regardless of  gender and age, from streets to elegance, urban to high end, sophisticated and avant-garde styles are the “NEW COOL” of the brand.

Music: Sinan Akcil, Ferah Zeydan – Mucize

Choreography: Oner Evez,
Creative Consultant: Ceyda Balaban
Styling: Oguz Erel
Hair & Makeup: MAAG with L’Oreal & MAC.


Chanel: Haute Couture & Ready to Wear

There was no need for stuntmanship in the usual stagecraft expected in their shows, The Haute Couture show was a nice subtle display of continuity as the first collection without Karl Lagerfeld.

For the most part, Virginie Viard sticks to the classic code of monastic austerity that relies on  refined, hand-sewn finishes –  seam binding, carefully arranged pleats, finely finished hems, scooping neckline forms, but using  a cascade of longer leaner drapery. 

Her signature is carefully inserted as the collection salutes the golden eras of the Chanel aesthetic, taking her time to introduce coloured tweeds, black cravats, and peeling off the layers of accessory embellishments that have been staples in recent years.  It’s a celebration of beauty and femininity staying true to the label’s function and form.

With the ready to wear collections last week, we’re seeing more of her imagination come through with the looks of tweeds for tweens and colour prints on rompers hitting the runway.   A complete 360 to the almost conservative approach in her previous show.   For Lagerfeld loyalists, it may be confusing, but we are fans of this very interesting fashion story….



New York Fashion Week: CAAFD

If there’s any show we must cover then it’s this one, because we’re all about the emerging artists and talent around here! 

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Every season, CAAFD curates some of the finest talents in the fashion industry, globally.  CAAFD partners with IMG and Pier 59 studios and presenting its approved designers.

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Tuesday 10th September – 7pm / 8pm (New York)

Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers, [CAAFD] is a non-profit organization founded through a collaborative effort by a few key pioneers in the fashion industry with the ambitious goal of promoting designers who aspire to expand their brand awareness and do business in the United States. CAAFD educates, promotes and empowers aspiring designers and fashion professionals in gaining a foothold in the fashion business, giving them every opportunity to become the renowned designer they yearn to be.

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Styling the Crawleys

The rich tapestry of characters of Downton Abbey offers much to play with for the teams in costume, hair and makeup design.

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At the same time, the 1920s color pallette throughout the television show’s tenure would never see a lady of the house in red or pink.   The cuts and flow of garments enhance a scene setting the stage for a character’s entrance and exit and adds to the script unspoken dialogue that can be quite compelling.

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Ariana Grande’s New Fragrance: THANK U, NEXT!

Grammy winner Ariana Grande, bottles the brilliance of her anthem “thank u next” into the ultimate fragrance, THANK U, NEXT.

The fragrance THANK U, NEXT embodies Grande’s smash hit and anthem song “thank u, next”, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and at the time, went on to break the record for the most-watched music video with 55 million YouTube views in under 24 hours. “Thank u, next” has become the phrase of the year, symbolizing moving on and looking up; taking control in a positive and self-affirming way, always with a sense of humor.

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5 interior design tips for Spring: Scandi Styling is Dead – Stop it now!

Scandinavian styling has taken the interior world by storm and has been going strong for a while now, the world can’t seem to get enough – but not for much longer!  A style that many are latching on to and taking to extremes, Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors says it’s time to stray away from the bland, minimal style and insert a little personality and character into the home.

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