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Kontrol Magazine Presents: Kontrol The Runway

Do you have what it takes to KONTROL THE RUNWAY?

Kontrol The Runway Fashion Competition is a design contest that is open to all designers across the nation with an interest in Fashion Design. The Grand Prize winner will be featured in a five page fashion spread in a future issue of Kontrol Magazine, be a guest editor for a future issue of Kontrol Girl Magazine and win $2000.00 in cash and prizes. They will also have a celebrity face featured in their garment. Good luck! 🙂

To learn more about this competition click here

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2nd Annual Pretty Girls Rock: Arts, Music, Fashion

SAVE THE DATE!

It’s that time again the 2nd Annual Pretty Girls Rock(PGR) Art, Music and Fashion event benefiting The Love Offering Foundation. PGR Art, Music and Fashion is all about WOMEN in the field of artistry. There will be exhibits from female canvas painters, fashion designers and there will also be female musicians.

Save the date and make sure you’re @JustinsAtl with the hottest socialites, tastemakers, publicist, bloggers and magazine reps in Atlanta.

Don’t know who DJ Traci Steele is…check her out here!

 

Below is the video and pics from last year’s event!

 

 

 

A New Fashion Trend For Men: Mantyhose

 

Emilio Cavallini's unisex pantyhose

 

Italian design house Emilio Cavallini has designed a range of tights that it says are unisex and the styles are being snapped up by men, who make up two to three percent, or 20- to 30,000 – of the company’s customers.

The company’s vice president, Francesco Cavallini said: ‘When we started our online shop we noticed that a lot of tights sized medium-large were being purchased by men.…So I did a search on the Internet and discovered there is a cult following for mantyhose.’

The tights cost $27 and are made from a mix of cotton and nylon.

 

 

There were makers of  men’s tights before Emilio Cavallini from the U.S. and Europe. St Louis, Missouri-based G Lieberman and Sons makes a range of men’s tights in large sizes – and with front zippers included – while high-end makers, Falke, stock sizes that fit men. Paris-based makers, Gerbe, feature a range of men’s sheer black and nude designs on their site, worn with gusto by suave models in white shirts.

Ladies, would you be ok if your man wore tights/mantyhose? Nothing about this to me exudes sexiness. Remember the post about the men wearing nail polish, well, he can wear his nail polish with his mantyhose. I can see Lil Wayne rocking these…can you?!?!?! 😀

Karl Lagerfeld Apologizes For Fat Comment

 

Chanel’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld,  responded to the backlash that stirred after he mentioned that the Grammy-nominated artist  Adele was ” too fat,” and explained that it was taken out of context and apologized.

This is what Lagerfeld originally said about Adele:

“I prefer Adele and Florence Welch. But as a modern singer she is not bad.The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice. Lana del Rey is not bad at all. She looks very much like a modern-time singer. In her photos she is beautiful. Is she a construct with all her implants? She’s not alone with implants.”

“I’d like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer. Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article it changes the meaning of the thought,” Lagerfeld told Metro.

“What I said was in relation to Lana Del Rey and the sentence has since been taken out of context from how it was originally published. I actually prefer Adele, she is my favorite singer and I am a great admirer of her. I lost over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and have kept it off. I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance. Adele is a beautiful girl. She is the best. And I can’t wait for her next CD.”

Karl let’s not play b/c you used to be 90 lbs heavier…

 

Jason Wu For Target

If you ever wanted to get your hands on the threads of Jason Wu, your time has come. Wu, who is s most famously known for dressing Mrs. Obama, is making an affordable line for Target starting Feb 6th-Mar 6th.

“My collection for Target embodies my signature aesthetic of feminine sophistication, with a mischievous nod to the 1960s,” said Jason Wu. “I’ve had an incredible experience partnering with Target and I am looking forward to bringing these affordable designs to women across the country.”

With the madness that was Missoni, I can only imagine that the store will be sold out and the website will be crashed. The prices range from $19.99 to $59.99 for apparel and $19.99 to $49.99 for handbags and scarves.

Love and Hip Hop Star: Emily B’s Fab Shoe Collection

In the latest issue of  PYNK Magazine, ‘Love and Hip Hop’ Star, Emily B shows off her massive Christian Louboutin collection.

Below are some highlights of the interview:

What’s the most you’ve spent on one pair of shoes?

$5000. And they were special edition – crystallized, but I would never do it again. It would have to be a very special occasion. Other than that, I don’t want to spend over $3000. Never again.

Do you find that your passion for shoes influences you as a stylist?

It’s just a part of being a stylist. I love to shop, I love fashion, and I love girly things. Shoes are definitely an inspiration for me. I start off with the shoes and work my way up and around it.

Tell us about some of your entrepreneurial pursuits.

I’m actually starting my own clothing line, called Emily B. It’s going to be feminine, chic, trendy, and of course, affordable. I want to start a line that all women and young girls of all ages can wear and afford.

What’s the perfect PYNK girl shoe?

Every girl should own a good black pump, even if it’s just an open-toed pump. It’s versatile — she can wear it with anything, she can wear it with jeans, she can dress it up and wear it out with a cocktail dress…

I’m in love!

Know A Fashionista? Give Her The Chanel Three Book Collectors Set

If you’re a lover of everything fashion and everything Chanel then this is just for you!

Francois Baudot and Francoise Aveline have written a special edition of Chanel books. The slipcase is made of genuine black quilted leather and adorned with a metal Chanel logo exclusively for Assouline.  The slipcase houses three editions celebrating Chanel’s revolutionary style: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Fine Jewelry, and Chanel Perfume. Each book is 80 pages with 60 images and the quilted slipcase measures 6.5 x 9.5. It retails for $750.00

You can purchase the Chanel three book set and slipcase on the Assouline website or find it at a store near you.  

Assouline Website

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer Collection Stolen

Someone call the fashion police!

It was announced Thursday afternoon that the Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2012 46 piece collection had been stolen on the way from Paris to London, where it was to be paraded in front of the press. First it was the Oh Lola! ad ban and now this.

Scotland Yard confirmed Thursday that it was investigating the theft of “a quantity of clothing, bags and shoes” valued at almost $65,000. The collection was stolen, it said, at 8 a.m. on a sunlit Wednesday morning on Mount Street, in the heart of the upscale Mayfair neighborhood in London, home to a large Marc Jacobs store.

A person familiar with the situation, who did not want to be named discussing a continuing investigation, said late Wednesday that the collection that was stolen consisted of “duplicate samples, in Europe for press days.” “The collection that was shown in New York is safe and the red carpets won’t be missing Marc Jacobs this season.” The person declined to discuss the nature of the robbery, but said no one had been hurt. There was speculation the collection had been lifted from a courier van delivering it to the store.

This is not the first time a large quantity of designer clothing has gone missing. Seventy-five dresses from Victoria Beckham’s spring/summer 2010 collection were taken from a delivery van on its way to Neiman Marcus in New York in 2009. In 2007, the London designer Christopher Kane’s studio was broken into and 23 pieces from that year’s spring/summer collection were stolen.

I’m surprised these designers don’t have a security detail with their prized possessions. While $65,000 is not necessarily a lot of money,  it’s enough money to have someone have an eye on your items 24/7.

 

Nail Poish For Men

Webster’s dictionary defines a metrosesxual as usually an urban heterosexual male given to enhancing his personal appearance by fastidious grooming, beauty treatments, and fashionable clothes…I wonder does this include wearing nail polish?

A new beauty line, EvolutionMan, thinks that guys need their very own nail polishes.  The five polishes include white, dark purple, and gray, plus a shiny and a matte topcoat.

EvolutionMan founder Marco Bernadini thinks that men are looking for more ways to express themselves, and nail polish is one way to do that. “It is definitely less permanent than a tattoo, and you can change the color depending on your choice of mood or fashion,” he said.

The men that are wearing this “trend” will most likely not be the men for me but to each its own.  

Gwen Stefani Collaborates With Target

Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Mini kids clothing line is the most highly anticipated Target collaboration since Missoni’s last month. The collection, which goes on sale tomorrow, are for kids aged one to 13 and will be very easy on the pocket, ranging from just $3.99 to $29.99

For her launch party, guest were greeted at the Jim Henson studios with towers of balloons and walked a bullseye carpet instead of a red one and signs reading Harajuku Station in reference to the area in Tokyo famous for its quirky fashions. Child models took their turn on the catwalk to show off Stefani’s creations to the sound of a DJ and were joined by the singer’s own sons Zuma and Kingston.

The collection is high on fun, with ballerina-style tutus, polka dots and fuzzy hoodies complete with animal ears and slogans such as ‘Hazard’, ‘Love Makes Me Cute’ and ‘I Am A Monster’. Those worried that it will sell out as quickly as the Missoni line, will be reassured to know that the star is also working on a follow-up collection, due to hit stores in January.

I ♥ me some Gwen Stefani!

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