Katy Perry Looks Holiday-Chic In H&M’s New Campaign

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Are you ready for the holiday season? Well, if there’s someone who’s definitely ready, that’s Katy Perry. The 31-year-old singer has teamed up with the world famous Swedish fashion retailer getting all holiday-chic in H&M’s newest campaign. Already can’t wait to get your hands on those lovely holiday pieces? Check out H&M’s website and shop your favorites!

Katy Perry for H&M Holiday 2015 Campaign

Wearing H&M’s Christmas offerings, which include some cute flared skirts andChristmas sweaters (just wait and see the ‘Elfie Selfie’ one, it’s insanely lovely) in the perfect Perry style we all know, the renowned singer is photographed by Jonas Åkerlund cuddling up to candy canes and life-sized gingerbread men and nutcrackers soldiers. H&M’s holiday 2015 campaign also features some tuxedo jackets and fringed skirts, which means that we are about to see a well-balanced mixture of tailored and casual pieces, perfect both for our upcoming formal and casual events.

Perry, who has always been a fan of H&M, recently shared her excitement about the collaboration stating: ” I had such a festive time shooting this larger-than-life holiday commercial with Jonas Åkerlund, and all of the fun clothes, especially my favorite, the Elfie Selfie sweater. H&M was one of the places where I first began cultivating my personal style. I have continued to love integrating H&M pieces into my wardrobe throughout the years. One of the reasons I love the holidays is being able to dress cozy and cute, which H&M executes so well for every budget. I can’t wait for you to see the world we created with Jonas Åkerlund and Dan Jackson.”

H&M’s headquarters are also enthusiastic about this collaboration, which also must have meant a lot of work, given the fact that the campaign was revealed only a few days later from the Balmain x H&M latest partnership. Thanks to Perry’s popularity, however, the fashion house could just have had its ultimate collaboration (the American singer, besides being highly popular on the main social media, is also the highest paid woman in the music industry according to Forbes).

“We are so thrilled that Katy Perry will star in our campaign this holiday season. We love everything about Katy, from her incredible talent and energy to her playful sense of personal style.” says Pernilla Wohlfarht, H&M’s head of design.

However, the Katy Perry x H&M collaboration is not down yet with the surprises. The collection, which is going to be available in stores worldwide from about mid-November, features Katy Perry’s first Christmas song ever, which is going to debut on Monday, November 23. Although it might seem to be ‘just’ a television advert song, it is a real life opportunity for Perry, whose song will thus officially enter the imperishable world of Christmas melodies.

“It’s every artists dream to have their own Christmas song, and starring in the H&M campaign gave me the perfect opportunity. Every Day Is A Holiday is big, bold, epic and unashamedly fun, just like Christmas should be.”

Last but not least, H&M’s holiday 2015 season will include some philanthropic work too. Selling any designed gift card, the H&M Conscious Foundation will donate 5% of the proceeds to UNICEF, which consequently will help children in need in Myanmar to get a better education.

Katy Perry for H&M Holiday 2015 Campaign

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How to Wear Metallic Eye Makeup This Fall: Tutorial

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The flaming sun is day by day becoming miserly, skimping its warm rays and holding them inside, while the trees on the contrary are in no way greedy in providing us with the most vibrant and zesty colors ever. Iridescent fall is on, which means that it is high time for the Mother Nature to show off the whole beauty of buttery yellow, burgundy red and amber orange foliage in the background of metallic blue sky morphing into grayish at times with expressive pieces of clouds floating so serenely across the sky. However, you can do more than just admire the miracles worked by our Mother Nature. Dare to become just another vibrant color of chameleon or rainbow by following our step-by-step metallic eye makeup tutorial with a hint of blue that will not only add fresh new shades in the nature but will also provide it with shimmering metallic light.

Metallic Eye Makeup Ideas for Fall

The earthy shades mixed with dodger blue look really stunning and autumn-worthy but the addition of dark mauve shade may double the sultry look and create an amalgam never to be sponged of the memory. Here is what beauty products you should have at your disposal and what steps you should take to become one of the shades of the autumnal chameleon:

• Makeup primer, foundation
• Blush
• Eyebrow kit
• Eye primer (We recommend Too Faced Shadow Insurance)
• Gel eyeliner in brown and blue
• Eyeshadows in black, neutral brown, light caramel brown, dark brown, light gold, metallic rose champagne
• Black mascara
• False eyelashes
• Nude dark mauve lipstick
• Makeup brushes

See also: Glam Rock Party Makeup Tutorial

Step 1: Fall is when your skin needs a particular care and a slightly lighter foundation to cover your face camouflaging any skin flaws. Apply it over your favorite makeup primer and add a golden glow to your cheeks using a lovely blush color.

Step 2: Bold, bushy eyebrows are all the rage now. Cara Delevingne and Lilly Collins are a case in point and the spring 2016 RTW runway shows came to once more prove us that bold eyebrows may become one of your powerful weapons for a gorgeous look. So keep pace with the time and contour your eyebrows using brown pomade (ABH Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony), thickening them naturally and making them softly polished. Then apply an eye primer on your lids to make them super-smooth for your further perfect metallic eye makeup.

Step 3: Now that you have created an ideal basis, continue the process by applying brown gel eyeliner (Atelier Paris Eyeliner in Brown) as close to your lash line as you can, creating a tiny faded wing. To make it more eloquent apply a black eyeshadow (Noir from ABH) on top of the gel liner and blend it with a neutral brown (Fawn from ABH).

Step 4: Start bringing a real flirting game of brown shades on your eyelid. In the high crease apply a light caramel brown eyeshadow (Salted Caramel from Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette), and then complement it with a darker brown shade (Semi Sweet from the same palette) applied a little bit lower in the crease. To add some glow to your naturally brown eyelid apply a light gold eyeshadow (Surface of the Sun from ABH) to the inner corner of your eye and right under the brow.

Metallic Eye Makeup Tutorial for Fall

Step 5: The time for metallic eyes has finally approached to give your whole look some electrified strokes. Pass to your mobile eyelid coating it with metallic rose champagne eyeshadow (Pink Champagne from ABH) applying with a wet brush for extra shine. Keep on showing off your artistic skills by creating a wing on your upper lash line with blue eyeliner (Ocean Waterproof Cream Colour from ABH) gently uniting it with the faded wing of the lower lash line. The effect is just scene-stealing – high-wattage electricity fiercely running across the lid.

Step 6: Apply black mascara for pushing up your lashes and magnifying your penetrating and cutting look, afterwards using false lashes (Red Cherry #43 lashes) for extra volume and density.

Step 7: Finally finish off your autumnal metallic makeup by coating your lips with a nude dark mauve lipstick (Veronica liquid lipstick from ABH) to make them full and fruity and hotfoot it out of your home to saunter among crunching multicolored leaves.

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Lily Aldridge to Wear the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra In 2015

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With a reported 685-hour work and over 6,500 gems used as embellishments, the newest Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra 2015, named Fireworks Fantasy Bra, is said to be worth a whopping $2 million. Its unveiling took place on November 2 and, as usual, everyone is looking forward to seeing it at the forthcoming Victoria’s Secret 2015 Fashion Show, when Angel Lily Aldridge will walk the runway wearing it.

Lily Aldridge Wearing Victoria's Secret Fireworks Fantasy Bra

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is one of the most awaited events of the year, and has so far featured many differentAngels wearing the Fantasy Bra, from Adriana Lima to Claudia Schiffer, Miranda Kerr and Gisele Bundchen. For this 2015 show, it is the 29-year-old model Lily Aldridge, who is going to follow in her predecessors’ footsteps. Although she just shared the big news on her Instagram account earlier this week, she actually had found out she would be modeling the famous bra back in July (it takes some time to build such a bra around a single individual), but couldn’t tell anyone but her husband (the Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill) until Monday.

It is indeed a great opportunity for the veteran Angel, who has been walking for the show since 2010. However, such big news in not the only thing Aldridge is excited about. Besides hitting the runaway with her angel wings and the Fireworks Fantasy Bra at the upcoming Victoria’s Secret annual fashion show, Lily Aldridge will be sharing the runway with one of her closest friends – Gigi Hadid. Both girls are part of the so-called Taylor Swift squad, although for the first time in a few years Swift herself won’t be coming onstage.

Lily Aldridge is thus about to make her way down the runaway with an impressive bra, the inspiration for which directly came from the fireworks. Each one of the 6,500 gemstones has cautiously been encrusted to resemble a real firework on the model’s body, coming complemented with a glittery belt wrapped around Aldridge’s low waist. It was the four-generation jewelry brand Mouawad that took the responsibility of designing and then creating the Victoria’s Secret Fireworks Fantasy Bra, using 14 different types of gemstones (blue topaz and yellow sapphire included), 375 carats of diamonds and 18K of gold.

Founded in 1890, Mouawad perfectly embraces Victoria’s Secret’s philosophy, thanks to its jocose yet plush signature style. Mouawad’s artists, who have so far been designing Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bras since 2001, are used to such a hard work, and it is actually not the first time they manage to put together such a masterpiece. Last year’s Fantasy Bras took actually nearly 1,380 hours of labor, featuring a similar array of rubies, diamonds and gemstones, all strung together with 18K gold to be completed.

LA-based Lily Aldridge is now literally having a crackling career, and she recently shared her excitement with PeopleStyle saying: “I’m not scared, I’m super excited and I’m anxious to just get on the runway and wear it and be in that moment. Some of the girls who have worn it in the past are just like, ‘Enjoy every moment of it.’ It’s such a special experience and I’m really excited.” She may have had to wait almost 6 years to achieve such a success, but her efforts really prove us that good things do come for those who wait.

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Neoprene Supreme: The Fit List

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Neoprene Supreme

When it comes to sexy with a dash of athleticism, nothing beats neoprene. Every season we see more and more of the flexible fabric, on both dresses that mold flawlessly to your body and shoes that, as Balenciaga points out, fit like a glove. Whether you’re looking for a full sheath or simply a sporty accent, this season brings more than enough stretchy options to wrap yourself in…

Cushnie et Ochs Off-the-Shoulder Stretch-Neoprene Dress:icon This already sold out once on NET-A-PORTER, and just looking at its subtly seductive cuts, it’s no great wonder why they decided to restock. 

Lanvin Neoprene Sleeveless Peplum Sheath:icon The structure of neoprene lends itself beautifully to a strong peplum that will maintain its shape, rather than wilt around you. 

Stella McCartney Polka-Dot-Embossed Neoprene Top:icon Stars, polka dots…Stella’s having fun this season, and the feeling is infectious. 

Balenciaga Neoprene Glove Sandals:icon Where Alex Wang goes, so does neoprene! A couple of swatches of the blue fabric give this classic sandal an energetic, modern feel. 

Alexander Wang Karen Neoprene Slingback Pumps: Alex Wang’s urban warrior will have no trouble pounding the pavement in elastic-strapped slingbacks. On Shopbop for $625.

Aquilano-Rimondi Knee Length Skirt:icon Neoprene mesh offers a basic gray skirt a more editorial look. This is the perfect transitional piece for fall.

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Gigi Hadid To Walk for The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015

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In an adorable surprise, 20-year-old Gigi Hadid received the news of a lifetime. The model thought she was in for an everyday casting for the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015, but she didn’t know the news that awaited her. Gigi Hadid’s lifelong dream of walking a Victoria’s Secret show has been confirmed, and what better debut stage than the 20th anniversary show?

Gigi Hadid for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2015

Victoria’s Secret shared a short video clip on Twitter, showing this moment and the gorgeous model’s reaction was priceless. You could clearly see the excitement in her reaction, and the fact that her dream was actually coming true is a beautiful thing for anyone to see. Along with the video clip, the lingerie brand posted a cohesive sweet tweet: “We [love] surprises so here’s a BIG one for @GiGiHadid at the #VSFashionShow castings! See you on the runway, Gigi.”

To show her appreciation and joy for the announcement, Hadid lit up her Instagram. She posted a photo of her crying from the casting, with the post, “Couldn’t keep back my tears!!!! Anyone that grew up with me knows that getting this show has been a dream of mine forever!” You don’t even need to see the photo to hear the absolute joy she was experiencing at this time – and we’re all alight with excitement, too, knowing the VS anniversary show is just around the corner. And now that we know Gigi Hadid will be a part of it, everything is even better. “One of the greatest moments of my life,” she said, thanking Ed Razek for her new role in the show.

Granted, the spot in the VS fashion show doesn’t give Hadid her Angel wings, but it sure is a step in the right direction. I think I speak for us all when I say Gigi Hadid is a no brainer to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Her passion, not to mention her killer body, is perfect for the brand, and there is no doubt the model would fit in with the other Angels, and stand out in all the right ways.

Now we’re going to dip into the rumor mill a little bit. While this news may not be confirmed, it would certainly add a delicious layer of fun for Gigi, and for her whole family. Yolanda Foster, Hadid’s mother, posted a childhood picture of Gigi with her sister Bella on Instagram, saying, “You are in this together since day one…” She tagged her two daughters, and ended the post with #MyBabyAngels, and this ambiguity has us reeling. Gigi and Bella Hadid may be sharing the huge anniversary stage on December 8, alongside the beloved VS angels, such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, and Lily Aldridge, as well as the 10 new Angels that were added to the roster for the upcoming show.

Gigi Hadid is a true role model for girls and women everywhere. When she was initially rejected by Victoria’s Secret in last year’s casting, she was upset, but took that motivation to continue hitting the gym and really boosted her self-esteem. This makes her casting even more monumental, since she came from rejection, pushed herself even harder, and has now made it to where she’s always dreamed of being. I think we can all stand to have a bit of this mentality in our lives. And to Gigi Hadid – We’ll see you on the runway!

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Victoria’s Secret Halloween 2015 Lookbook Featuring Elsa Hosk

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Besides the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, one the most awaited milestones of the year is Victoria’s Secret Halloween lookbook, which this year features one of thebrand’s newest Angels – Elsa Hosk. The 26-year-old Swedish model officially became one of Victoria’s Secret Angels this April, following the brand’s announcement of its newest Angels’ lineup. Elsa Hosk, who seems to particularly enjoy her brand new role as one of the most admired models in the fashion industry, has previously made a name for herself as one of the brand’s younger brand ambassadors, PINK, where she proudly showed her toned body and explosive charisma.

Victoria's Secret Halloween 2015 Lookbook Featuring Elsa Hosk

Although Halloween is only two weeks away, those who take this holiday seriously know two weeks are not that great amount of time, when you have to buy or create a costume out of nothing. However, if you currently lack ideas, Victoria’s Secret has something for you to help get into the Halloween spirit, and it features some sultry costumes that are great both for a risqué party and your bedroom.

As you may imagine, since we are about to present the Victoria’s Secret Halloween 2015 lookbook, its costumes show more bare skin than what the average Halloween costumes offer, and are basically meant to seduce, which someone may rightly consider not the most appropriate thing to do during a Halloween party. However, these costumes are all-year-round great ideas and are meant to be worn at any time in your bedroom. Not for nothing, there’s also a Santa Claus sexy costume, which features a lot of ruffles and lace appliqués.

The collection features seven different looks, which are all able to mix any woman’s sexy mood with her more childish inner self, who definitely loves to play and dare at the same times. This time around, Victoria’s Secret opted for five (un)conventional Halloween costumes, which include a Sexy Ice Angel costume with white embroidered bustier and lace gown that looks ultimately ethereal in comparison with the other looks; a Sexy Catwoman costume with a cat-ear headband included; the lovely Santa Claus costume and the Sexy Devil costume, the audacity of which equals the collection’s latest creation, namely the Sexy French Maid costume. Besides the costumes, this lookbook features some funny lace-waist panties and a tangled bodysuit, which has probably been made by Spiderman himself.

All the costumes work as curve-hugging lingerie pieces with sleek fabrics that have been adorned with delicate lace and sparkling embellishments, often interrupted by black bows, buttons and symmetrical cut-outs (which also help the silhouette look more slender). Each line is specifically made to enhance the woman’s body, wherever it is a curvy type of figure or a thinner one.

As for the prices of the collection, these costumes retail for price tags ranging from more than 100$ to less than 90$, and are totally in line with Victoria’s Secret usual prices. Although many of you may not be enthusiasts about Victoria’s Secret way of rocking Halloween, its undeniable sensual energy, channeled by Elsa Hosk, is almost addictive.

Victoria's Secret Halloween 2015 Lookbook Featuring Elsa Hosk

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