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Eva Mendes on What Started Changing About Style in Her 30s and Finding Her Signature Style

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When it comes to mixing celebrity with fashion, there are plenty of ways to shake up that cocktail. From a super hands-on approach to a relationship that's more about posing for a camera (reference Kylie Jenner and her stunning new Puma ads), stars can get as involved as they want. Enter Eva Mendes, an example of someone who's a big part of the product bearing her name. She's worked with New York & Company on a collection since 2013, is releasing her spring '16 range now, and makes it abundantly clear in conversation that this is a project she cares about immensely.

"With social media, you have a direct connection to the customer," she said, excitement coming through in her voice. "When I put something out, I'm asking these women personally, 'Please, give me your feedback.' I'm the one answering and giving answers. I read them, and it's really important to me because it's how we make changes, how we improve."

Eva Mendes on What Started Changing About Style in Her 30s and Finding Her Signature Style

Eva wearing the Del Mar dress, $90, nyandcompany.com

It's those customer voices that have led to some of the collection's most popular styles coming back over and over again (like the Sabrina and Maria dresses, and the Emma skirt). "Each time we bring them back we perfect it a little bit," she explained. "It's not only a new color or print, but I've taken all these notes from women who have written me to tell me about the fit, or if something is off. We go back to the drawing board and try to improve it."

See? That's a Hollywood actress (and mother and devoted partner to, swoon, Ryan Gosling) who honestly cares about the shoppers scooping up her styles. Check out the rest of our chat here, including thoughts on '90s fashion and what she, now 42, noticed changing about her personal style in her 30s.

Glamour: What's your current can't-live-without-it piece?

Eva Mendes: I'm waiting for off-the-shoulder. I haven't tried an off-the-shoulder dress in quite some time, and I'm excited to re-visit it. We have a dress called the Merida—an off-the-shoulder navy dress—and I actually had a version I bought in Mexico probably 13 years ago. I was working on this film called Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and I found this dress that I loved. I've kept it this whole time, and we finally just used it as inspiration. It's a little past its point, but I usually wear it around the house. It's a real market dress, an errand-day dress. If I want to feel super romantic cleaning the house I can do it in that one. It feels so great, like I'm wearing a huge scarf almost.

Glamour: Was there anything you wore in your 20s that makes you really cringe to think about now?

EM: Remember the jeans under a dress look? I wouldn't try that again for a host of reasons. I've totally given up on fluorescents. I tried for a minute, but it just doesn't work for me anymore. It was a fun idea, but it needs to be left where it was buried for me.

Glamour: Conversely, anything you're wanting to come back?

EM: I'm so excited about the choker comeback! I've always loved them, that typical '90s strap. I tried to bring it back [with a New York & Co. collection] about a year ago, and nobody was into it! Hopefully I'm going to try again soon with the ladies, because it didn't really stick. The one we created was inspired by a pearl choker that I actually wore to my prom [Editor's note: Check out a picture of Eva at prom here].

Glamour: Does your closet have anything you're never, ever getting rid of?

EM: Some really great, holey sweaters—I have a lot from a long time ago. I still have a pair of jean shorts I refuse to give up too. They're from 1991, and I might not wear them out, but I'm not certainly not getting rid of them. I refuse.

Glamour: Is there a piece of style advice you'd want to give to the young Eva?

EM: I would have told myself that if I'm wearing something short I need to balance it out with a baggier top. I definitely went through a phase with crop tops and short shorts which are cute when you're 16, but I would have advised myself to have more balance. What I did like about myself in my teens is that I didn't really wear makeup or do my hair, so it was all very natural beside the outrageous outfit. I never wore heels back then either. It probably wasn't until my early 20s when I wanted to feel more feminine. I remember going to a Via Spiga store and finding a pair of heels there and was like, "Oh, this is fun."

Eva Mendes on What Started Changing About Style in Her 30s and Finding Her Signature Style

Eva wearing the Merida dress, $100, nyandcompany.com

Glamour: You really seem to have a signature look or shape that you rely on. Was that something that developed over time or did you have an a-ha moment where something clicked?

EM: It was over a period of time. I realized by trial and error what I didn't feel comfortable leaving the house in, whether it was to go to work or run an errand. Over the years, I've learned what I feel great in, and I've tried to make dresses [in the collection] that reflect that because I thought maybe other women are looking for that too.

I got to a certain age where I didn't want to be as body-conscious, not from an insecure place at all. It started happening gradually in my 30s where I didn't want that kind of attention anymore. I figured, "Okay, this is a style that works for me." I tend to like something that's fitted at the waist, but where I don't have to worry about tugging my dress down if I'm getting in or out of a car. A higher neckline—not to say it's more conservative, it's just more comfortable.

Glamour: How has having a baby changed your style?

EM: It's about how I can get out of the house faster, or how I can make this easier on myself. It's usually a dress because I don't have to think about coordinating or putting together an outfit. I just a really comfortable dress I can throw on, and depending on what hour of the day or where I'm going I can wear a higher heel or no heel. A dress I can count on and slip on in a minute makes it more stress-free for me.

That's what I'm hoping the line does now that we have shoes and handbags. I'm hoping it can make women's lives a little easier by saying, "Here you go. If you don't have time to think about it or you don't want to think about it, I've thought about it for you. This works."

Glamour: If you're going to an adult-only party or dinner, what item are you most excited to reach for?

EM: Earrings. I've learned that earrings and babies aren't a good mix. My daughter loves to pull them, which can be really fun for her, and not so much for me. They've become a luxury, and I'm looking forward to wearing them again at some point.

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Ready to shop? The spring '16 pieces are online now and will be hitting New York & Company stores tomorrow (shop the full range in special Eva-focused boutiques throughout the country). Should you want to interview Eva yourself, hop on Facebook tomorrow at 1 pm EST—she'll be hosting a chat on the brand's page.


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Eva Mendes on What Started Changing About Style in Her 30s and Finding Her Signature Style

Pictures of Kylie Jenner’s First Puma Campaign Are Here (And We Predict These Sneakers Selling Out!)

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With the first pictures from Puma's campaign starring Kylie Jenner out now, there's absolutely no hope for Kanye West and his earlier claims that no way, no how, would his sister-in-law be teaming up with the company. The snaps show King Kylie posing in a pair of blue high-waisted leggings, a sports bra, and sneakers, and it's the latter that should attract your attention most. Not only are they pretty slick, but history shows it's the kicks that reach fever pitch quickest. If one item is destined to sell out from the Jenner-fronted collections, it's those babies.

Pictures of Kylie Jenner's First Puma Campaign Are Here (And We Predict These Sneakers Selling Out!)

The sneakers are called "Fierce" and are hitting stores and the web on April 1. Though new, the DNA of the shoe looks similar to a trainer included in Rihanna's collection for the brand (most noticeably the extra-long tongue). There are some key differences between the Fierce and the style she's seen wearing in below snap, but they're close enough to provide a glimpse into how we can expect Kylie to be styling the pair.

Pictures of Kylie Jenner's First Puma Campaign Are Here (And We Predict These Sneakers Selling Out!)

Puma must be feeling pretty good about itself too. The coup of landing Kylie for the spring campaign came after the aforementioned work with Rihanna, who presented her collection during New York Fashion Week. Consider her range a case study, in that the flatform creepers quickly became a hard-to-find style (the first batch sold out within hours of being released). Kylie's got a pretty impressive track record too—maybe you've heard of a little something called a Lip Kit? They sell out constantly, attract massive attention whenever a new shade or restock is teased, and basically appear to have the power to ruin the lives of beauty aficionados who just can't score a tube. In other words, mark your calendars for April 1.


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Pictures of Kylie Jenner's First Puma Campaign Are Here (And We Predict These Sneakers Selling Out!)

Rihanna’s New Shoe Collaboration with Manolo Blahnik Is Fierce…To Say the Least

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When it comes to fashion design, Rihanna is all in.

On the heels of her critically acclaimed runway show for Fenty x Puma at New York Fashion Week in February, the stylish songstress has announced a collaboration with none other than shoe god, Manolo Blahnik.

Rihanna and Blahnik worked together on six limited edition styles of boots and pumps, influenced by everything from her love of denim to her epic tattoos. The collection will available at Manolo Blahnik's flagships in New York, London, and Hong Kong starting May 5, with retails from $895 to $3,995.

Rihanna's New Shoe Collaboration with Manolo Blahnik Is Fierce...To Say the Least
Rihanna with Manolo Blahnik

No one could be more thrilled about the collab than Rihanna herself, who said she'll get all kinds of emotional when she sees them on a woman IRL. “The day I see a woman in the street wearing my shoes... I am sorry for that woman because I’m going to literally run after her, shouting, ‘Stop! Selfie! Who are you? Where did you get them?’ I’m going to have a moment!”

Rihanna's New Shoe Collaboration with Manolo Blahnik Is Fierce...To Say the Least
The 9-to-5 Boot

But the diva does have a warning before wearing a specific style in the collection: “Those boots are dangerous!" she said of the 9-to-5 Boots. "If you’re trying to get back home to your bed, don’t wear them boots! You will get kidnapped in those boots, those boots are trouble.”

The Canary Island-born footwear maven was quite taken with the star himself. “This is an incredibly exciting collaboration and I am absolutely thrilled with the results, "said Blahnik. "Working with Rihanna has been amazing and her drive, passion, creativity and style has been reflected in the designs, with fabulous results. I think everyone is going to love what they are about to see.”

Check the standouts from the collection:

Rihanna's New Shoe Collaboration with Manolo Blahnik Is Fierce...To Say the Least
The Rhi Vi's


Rihanna's New Shoe Collaboration with Manolo Blahnik Is Fierce...To Say the Least
The Cowgirl Boot


Rihanna's New Shoe Collaboration with Manolo Blahnik Is Fierce...To Say the Least
The Sea Salts











Rihanna's New Shoe Collaboration with Manolo Blahnik Is Fierce...To Say the Least

A First Look at Kate Spade’s Jeans Collaboration With Raleigh

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Like lipsticks, it's important to have multiple pairs of jeans that serve your different needs and moods. Sure, you've got your go-everywhere skinnies; the vintage ones from college that you still bust out on casual weekends; and the butt-boosting pair for all the love-to-watch-her-leave feelings. Now there's another pair to add to your arsenal: The It Girl jeans.

The new silhouette is a hybrid of a boyfriend and a bootcut jeans, with an overall tailored look. Sound a little elusive? Well, that's because they kind of are. This particular style is pretty hard to find, so good thing that Kate Spade teamed up with North Carolina denim brand, Raleigh Denim Workshop to create the The Dare jean—which we'll be living in from now until summer.

A First Look at Kate Spade's Jeans Collaboration With Raleigh


A First Look at Kate Spade's Jeans Collaboration With Raleigh

The jeans are part of Kate Spade's Broome Street capsule collection, which includes key pieces that were so hard to find, they made their own and hit the site today.
They're great because they have that roomy look we love, but still have the polish to take you to work on a casual Friday or a date with a sexy little camisole. Cuff them for a retro take or leave them look for more of a minimalist vibe. Either way, we've met our denim match for the season.










A First Look at Kate Spade's Jeans Collaboration With Raleigh

Exclusive: Olivia Palermo on Becoming a Designer and a Look at Her First Collection

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Exclusive: Olivia Palermo on Becoming a Designer and a Look at Her First Collection

We’re fairly certain Olivia Palermo does not keep a LinkedIn profile, but if she did, it would be as long as War and Peace. The 30-year-old’s accomplishments include (deep breath, now) a lead part on the reality-TV show The City from 2008 to 2010; modeling gigs for brands like Mango and Rochas; collaborations with Aquazzura, BaubleBar, and Ciaté; spots on global best-dressed lists; and her ongoing role as ­editor-in-chief of her namesake site. Now she has one more title to add: designer. Her first collection for Nordstrom—done in collaboration with its private-label brand, Chelsea28, and full of what Palermo calls easy, versatile “lifer pieces”—hit stores in February; three more will follow. Here she tells us how she’d style her favorite items, what she’s learned from being on camera, and why you won’t catch her in sweats anytime soon.

Glamour: First things first: How did you find time to design a full collection? What’s your secret to juggling it all?
Olivia Palermo: Time management! I’m working 24 hours a day, but I’m passionate about it. It’s what makes me wake up in the morning with a big smile on my face. I spend the first half of my day dealing with Europe because of the time difference. Then in the evening my website gets my undivided attention.

Glamour: Did you fit the clothes on yourself?
OP: Absolutely. I test-drove the collection around Nordstrom’s offices to make sure everything looked good in motion.

Glamour: Where did you look for inspiration?
OP: I was feeling 1970s, with a touch of French. I drew on the classic Breton stripe, vintage Hermÿs scarves, and stylish Parisian girls.

Glamour: Your personal wardrobe is to die for. How would you style a piece like the suede trench vest [pictured below]?
OP: I love the idea of layering it. I’d wear it as a dress with a chunky turtleneck under it, and thigh-high boots or pumps.

Exclusive: Olivia Palermo on Becoming a Designer and a Look at Her First Collection

Glamour: And what would you wear on a date with your husband [Johannes Huebl]?
OP: The nice thing about Johannes is, he likes me casual. I mean, he also likes me dressed up. I guess he likes me no matter what! [Laughs.] But I think the blue-and-white outfit [left] feels so fresh for a date. I would style it with a wrap belt and sandals.

Glamour: OK, so real talk: How do you manage to look so put together all the time?
OP: My mom instilled in me at a young age how important it is to be properly dressed when you leave the house, no matter the time of day. Even if it’s 4:30 A.M. and you’re heading to the airport, you want to look and feel your best. Obviously everyone has their down days, but—

Glamour: Wait, you? Do you ever just want to put on sweatpants?
OP: No. If I do, it’s only for the gym.

Glamour: In your case, your off-duty look might wind up in the pages of a magazine. Does that bother you?
OP: I don’t look at paparazzi photos. And most of my friends don’t want to be photographed, so they walk four feet to the side. If you see a photo of me laughing, that’s why—because my friends don’t want to walk with me.

Glamour: Did you always know you wanted to work in fashion?
OP: Growing up, I wanted to be a sports commentator. Then my aunt [who worked at New York City auction house Doyle] introduced me to the fashion industry, and everything sort of fell into place.

Glamour: Next came a reality-TV show and then a job with Diane von Furstenberg. Did you ever feel that, because of your background as a reality-TV star, you weren’t taken seriously by the fashion industry?

OP: No. I’ve always had the mentality of: work hard, get to bed early, focus—and let your work speak for itself.


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Exclusive: Olivia Palermo on Becoming a Designer and a Look at Her First Collection

How Women Like You Influenced Target’s Newest Collaboration

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If you cruise through Target's newest collaboration with Who What Wear and find yourself thinking that, goodness, there's a lot of stuff in there you like, it's because it is stuff you like. Legitimately. Eschewing the normal set up of a designer diffusion, Target paired with Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power, co-founders of Who What Wear, on a full range of clothing and accessories that were created in part due to search data the women collected from their readers.

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How Women Like You Influenced Target's Newest Collaboration

Kerr and Power

"We looked at the trajectory of trends or categories over the last few years, and there were certain things that are consistent every season," Power explained. "Every March our women were searching for white dresses or shirt dresses. We were able to take that information and say, 'OK, what is the silhouette that we think women will want when this [collection] comes out?' Then we make it in white."

The pair also snuck in some market research, asking readers to give them feedback on prints for a top-secret project. And while they listened to feedback, using a print that was initially included as a dummy option, they also weren't slaves to it.

How Women Like You Influenced Target's Newest Collaboration

Striped tee, $23, long vest, $45, pants, $33, bag, $30

"One of the prints that we loved sort of came in on the lower side, but we did it anyway," she added. "We didn't see the long utilitarian vest in the search data either—that was based on what we found ourselves wearing, what everyone around the office had been wearing or craving. It was something we felt strongly about." Other style staples bound to be included, regardless of what the reader said? Pencil skirts, work-ready blouses, linen t-shirts, and "a vast plethora of stripes we wanted to make just because we love them" (per Kerr). The duo also made sure to get a pair of culottes into an upcoming delivery because, while search data on trend-driven pieces isn't always as strong as tried-and-trues, their editorial expertise told them that the shopper would still be interested in the shape come 2016.

Sizing-wise, there's something for everyone too. Target's designer collaborations have come a long way since the days when a blogger actively boycotted the brand, upset that plus-sizing wasn't included (the Lilly Pulitzer collection did almost everything in a full range). And this one is no exception, with certain styles made up to a size 26.

"Katherine and I have very different bodies and that was inherently reflected in the collection. Style is something everyone of every shape and size should have access to, and they should make it their own," Kerr said.

See some our favorite looks below and then get ready to shop in stores and online on Jan. 31.

How Women Like You Influenced Target's Newest Collaboration

Shirt, $20, skirt, $30, belt bag, $25

How Women Like You Influenced Target's Newest Collaboration

Tank, $23, tee, $25, culottes, $30, belt bag, $25

How Women Like You Influenced Target's Newest Collaboration

Shirt, $25, cape blazer, $40, skinny scarf, $15, boyfriend jeans, $35

How Women Like You Influenced Target's Newest Collaboration

Shirt, $25, skirt, $28, bag, $30

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How Women Like You Influenced Target's Newest Collaboration

Why Courtney Love Is Queen of ’90s Style: What to Expect From Her Nasty Gal Collaboration

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With babydoll minis, bodysuits, and chokers galore, there's always been something decidedly '90s-ish about Nasty Gal (to be fair, it did all began with founder Sophia Amoruso flipping vintage clothes, so the vibe makes total sense). As such, the announcement that Courtney Love would be working on a new collaboration didn't feel like as much of a surprise as a "What took so long?" moment.

Details are super sparse at the moment (the collab was announced via Instagram—the brand's running a giveaway for fans to attend the collection's launch in Los Angeles and meet Love). While we can't share pricing or a specific launch date, we can guide you on a quickie tour of the rockstar's sartorial path.

We’ve got a killer collaboration coming soon with one of the baddest bitches of all time. Any guesses?

A photo posted by Nasty Gal (@nastygal) on Dec 27, 2015 at 11:37am PST


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Why Courtney Love Is Queen of '90s Style: What to Expect From Her Nasty Gal Collaboration

Love fronted Hole throughout the '90s, with many a stage appearance giving her an opportunity to epitomize the decade's style. A look she wore frequently that we're betting will have a large presence in the range she produces for Nasty Gal? The babydoll dress, with short sleeves, a high hemline, and a full skirt.

Why Courtney Love Is Queen of '90s Style: What to Expect From Her Nasty Gal Collaboration

Some of the best examples of '90s formal dressing was all about the silky maxi or nightgown dress, characterized by a fluid look and clean lines. Love wore her champagne silk number to party with British '90s it-girl Amanda de Cadenet, and it's a look we sincerely hope gets a second-turn through the collab. (For a second example, check out Kate Moss' wedding dress, a totally now creation that relied heavily on '90s inspiration).

Why Courtney Love Is Queen of '90s Style: What to Expect From Her Nasty Gal Collaboration
How many crushed velvet pieces do you remember begging Mom to buy you at the Limited Too? It was a trend that trickled right on down to middle school, but it's easy to point to Love as one of the original trendsetters who slipped on the material. The look mostly fell out of favor, but checking out Love's 1997 gown, we're starting to think it's time to resuscitate the look. Pay attention to the beautifully draped neckline on this dress too; it's another Love favorite that we imagine she'll incorporate into the collaboration.

Why Courtney Love Is Queen of '90s Style: What to Expect From Her Nasty Gal Collaboration

Her style's definitely evolved into something more sophisticated over the years, but don't make the mistake of thinking it's changed. The same core silhouettes and accents remain, including a love for sheer black fabrics. This snap was taken from Givenchy's spring 2016 show in New York City, and the style continuity means we can all expect plenty of see-through blouses and dresses.

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Why Courtney Love Is Queen of '90s Style: What to Expect From Her Nasty Gal Collaboration

Gigi Hadid Is Working With Tommy Hilfiger on a Collection of Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories

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Gigi Hadid is toying with the job of fashion designer, testing her skills by working with Tommy Hilfiger on a capsule collection, Gigi by Tommy Hilfiger, set to debut next fall. It sounds like it'll be perfectly plausible to make up an entire outfit with the range too: apparel, shoes, and accessories will all be on offer.

"I never thought I would be asked to design a capsule collection, so it still feels like a dream that Tommy approached me to collaborate," she told The Telegraph.

"We're creating a line called Gigi by Tommy Hilfiger, using her style, her sense, her social media presence as the top supermodel in the world today," Hilfiger told The New York Times after explaining that Hadid's initial signing as global ambassador was "a bit overused and not too exciting." The model's made recent headlines for defending her body type against internet haters, and the designer said her shape, more athletic than pin-thin runway stars of decades past, was a draw too. "She's not anorexic. She's a real woman."

Gigi Hadid Is Working With Tommy Hilfiger on a Collection of Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories

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Hadid seems thrilled about the gig and expanding her relationship with Hilfiger — she'll also star in the main, footwear, watch, and fragrance campaigns for fall 2016.

"I ended up staying an extra five hours the first day. I think they were surprised I was that into it," she said. In a moment of good-hearted sibling sniping, she also revealed that while she works hard in her chosen field, baby bro Anwar only entered the modeling game as a way to score new clothes.


We'll be excited to see what the collection shapes up to be. If all goes well, Miss Hadid might have just found an answer to what she wants to do post-catwalk. Enrolled in a criminal psychology track before giving herself over to her day job full-time, the beauty has famously quipped that there needs to be something on the horizon once modeling calms down.

"It's not just OK anymore to model until you're 25 and then stop and be a housewife," she said this spring. In the same interview she also hinted that a mega-partnership like this wasn't so far off in the future. "If you have a big fan base, companies want to work with you because that gives them a bigger fan base."

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Gigi Hadid Is Working With Tommy Hilfiger on a Collection of Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories

What to Expect From Beth Ditto’s Plus-Size Clothing Line With Jean Paul Gaultier

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Musician Beth Ditto is entering the plus-size fashion game with a splash, announcing a full collection of clothing that'll be available to shop come February. And to whet the style world's appetite until then, she's also revealed a limited-edition t-shirt collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier. Win-win, guys!

The tee marks the first time Gaultier has made anything commercially available up to a size 30 (Ditto's walked in his runway shows before, and he designed a custom gown for her to wear at her wedding). "Big girls are beautiful, and Beth is super beautiful. Long live the beauty with shapes, boobs, and bottoms," he said in a statement.

"Jean Paul is the most generous, positive person, he truly loves women of all sizes and ages and knows how to make everyone feel gorgeous," Ditto added in the notes accompanying the news. "I love that this shirt is funny and chic at the same time, like all the best people!"

What to Expect From Beth Ditto's Plus-Size Clothing Line With Jean Paul Gaultier

The t-shirt is available online now in a 1x and 2x.

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Come February, the full collection will be available and sounds like it'll be worth queuing up for. Notes on her site reveal we can expect silk, embroidery, and prints "inspired by her love of vintage." Like other celebs who have made a recent impact in the plus-size market (think Melissa McCarthy's well-received range and Ashley Graham's stunning lingerie), Ditto's personal experience and "first-hand understanding of fit" will also help instruct what shoppers find.

A quick study of the sartorial choices Ditto makes reveals that customers can expect bold styles created to enhance, not conceal. She's long been known for her edgy (and at times wild!) looks. For a London party in March, the singer looked striking in viviv black and white Alexander McQueen.

What to Expect From Beth Ditto's Plus-Size Clothing Line With Jean Paul Gaultier

Equally important is examining how she does red carpet. When she attended Cannes, there was a major bombshell vibe in the air thanks to an LBD centered around a classic corset (worn on display, not hidden in the construction of a gown).

What to Expect From Beth Ditto's Plus-Size Clothing Line With Jean Paul Gaultier

We think JPG, with his sexy and celebratory aesthetic, is the perfect match for Ditto's unique style. We're hoping for pieces that are just as sassy as the both of them — and we're even more excited to see something new enter the plus market, which at times can be a tad conservative. Take a look at a few more of our favorite Ditto looks below, and go on, get excited to get your hands on the collab in just a few short months!


What to Expect From Beth Ditto's Plus-Size Clothing Line With Jean Paul Gaultier

What to Expect From Beth Ditto's Plus-Size Clothing Line With Jean Paul Gaultier

What to Expect From Beth Ditto's Plus-Size Clothing Line With Jean Paul Gaultier

This year was an important one for plus-size models, including a few castings that made history. Come catch up on the rest of 2015's biggest news stories, and vote on which was the most major.











What to Expect From Beth Ditto's Plus-Size Clothing Line With Jean Paul Gaultier

Vote: These Were the Biggest Fashion News Stories of 2015

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Can you believe an entire year has gone by? The last 12 months been packed with designer switch-ups, collaborations that pretty much broke the internet, and celebrity kids who entered the modeling world in a big way. Herewith, some of the most major moments that grabbed our attention this year, presented in totally random order.

1. Justin Bieber posed shirtless for Calvin Klein
The teen idol took up his drumsticks and got busy for Calvin Klein, causing tween hearts everywhere to start throbbing like never before. Lara Stone played the Kate Moss to his Mark Wahlberg, resulting in death threats for the model.

Vote: These Were the Biggest Fashion News Stories of 2015

2. Celebrity kids got bit by the modeling bug
This was the year that an entire crew of celeb kids decided they wanted to work in front of the camera. Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia signed with a major agency, as did Willow Smith and Christy Brinkley mini-me Sailor. Lily-Rose Depp landed her first Chanel gig, and Karl Lagerfeld introduced Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis as one to watch. There's more too: Brooklyn Beckham joined his little bro as a professional model, and Pierce Brosnan's son Dylan posed in a Saint Laurent campaign. Phew!

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs folded
Spring brought news that the designer's secondary line was being folded into the main brand. The designers ousted by the news, Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley, announced they'd be moving on with a new venture called Hillier and Bartley.

4. Hermès designed an Apple Watch strap
The Apple Watch was big tech-world news, but Hermès hopping on board made it especially fashion-friendly. The luxe leather goods company created three bands that closely align with classic watch styles shoppers have long coveted.

Vote: These Were the Biggest Fashion News Stories of 2015

5. Reese Witherspoon entered the fashion space
Southern style got a major boost this year when Reese Witherspoon opened Draper James, bringing clothing, accessories, and sweet little pieces to women no matter their proximity to the Mason-Dixon line. It's a project she's been committed to, opening a physical flagship store in Nashville this fall.

6. Sports Illustrated cast plus-size models
While plenty of evidence suggests that this was the year plus-size models stormed the fashion stage, nothing is quite as indicative of a sea change as the fact that the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition included plus-size models in both editorials and ads (the star of the latter, Ashley Graham, continued to bring the sexy with her gorgeous line of lingerie). The Pirelli calendar also made a big statement by casting a stunningly sexy, corseted Candice Huffine.

7. Gisele retired (sort of)
News that one of the world's most famous catwalkers was hanging up her runway shoes was met with some disbelief, which, as it turns out, wasn't misplaced. After a few conflicting reports, the real facts shook out: Gisele is done with runway work, but not campaigns, editorials, or other work.

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8. Givenchy showed in New York City
Shakeups on the fashion week calendar are always big news, especially when it involves one of the world's biggest fashion houses. Givenchy made waves when it announced it would show its spring 2016 collection at New York Fashion Week (and on 9/11 no less). The show was worth all of the buzz, with a dedicated block of tickets given away to students, an epic outdoor set, and performance art courtesy of Marina Abramovic.

9. There were designer shakeups at Dior, Lanvin, Donna Karan, and Balenciaga
While fashion designers aren't immune to job switches, 2015 felt especially packed with switcheroos. Raf Simons left Dior, Alber Elbaz took his final bow at Lanvin, and Alexander Wang's contract at Balenciaga was not renewed (he is being replaced with Demna Gvasalia). Donna Karan also announced she was stepping away from her design role in order to focus on philanthropic endeavors; the news came after it was announced that Public School's Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne would take the reins at DKNY.

10. Target introduced a plus-size line
After weathering criticism for designer collaborations that didn't offer plus sizing, Target responded in a major way, introducing Ava & Viv. The range is designed by an in-house team, retails for under $100, and received stamps of approval from some of the web's most popular style bloggers.

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11. The Victoria's Secret roster got a little bit smaller
A few of the world's sexiest women decided they needed a fresh start, amicably ending their contractual relationships with Victoria's Secret. Karlie Kloss grabbed headlines first (she said she wanted to focus on her NYU studies), followed by news that Doutzen Kroes was being released in order to pursue additional opportunities.

12. Balmain collaborated with H&M
The high-street chain knows a thing or two about designer collabs, but the range they worked on with Balmain might just have been the most major yet. While no one from the brand could comment on whether sales records were broken, it performed "extremely well" and resulted in some OMG-worthy social media moments.

13. Derek Zoolander interrupted the Valentino runway show
In what might have been the most lighthearted fashion week runway moment ever, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson stormed Valentino's fall 2015 runway show totally in character as Zoolander and Hansel. Suffice it to say, we can't wait to watch Zoolander 2 when it premieres this February.

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Victoria Beckham Wears Sweatpants to Interview, Wants to Do Affordable Collaboration

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While we don't need additional reasons to nurse the world's biggest girl crush on Victoria Beckham, the designer just gave us some more (thanks, VB!). For an interview with British newspaper The Telegraph, the stylish mum didn't show up in a tailored piece from her label's most recent collection, nor even a pair of skinny skinnies teamed with razor-sharp stilettos. Nope. Instead, she greeted the reporter in matching gray Tommy Hilfiger sweats (this one? or this one perhaps?). LOVE.

Beyond her amazing interview outfit, she said with a budget-friendly mass retailer like Target or H&M in the future for the second time. She's desirous to "offer designer clothes to women who either can't afford them or don't want to pay designer prices" and wants "to reach out to women all around the world, no matter what their budget." It's clearly on her mind, so will it be happening soon? Time will tell.

Victoria Beckham Wears Sweatpants to Interview, Wants to Do Affordable Collaboration

As a designer, she's keen to stay true to her aesthetic yet also delights in the fact that her customer, like herself, will change her style.

"I dress differently now to how I did then," she said of her current style to what it was when the label launched in 2008. "I wear looser dresses, flat shoes. I can express myself in a different way. I want to evolve each season."

From the sweatpants to the comfortable awareness that good style is always morphing, Beckham is kind of the best (and she was honored as a Glamour Women of the Year earlier this month!). Should you want a refresher on all the other reasons we think the Brit is so rad, we've rounded up some of our favorites:

- She's going to have son Brooklyn work at her younger sister's new clothing store
- Per David, she's bad at packing
- Her muse is a model who loves milkshakes and surfing
- She does a mean Diane von Furstenberg impersonation
- To get Brooklyn's ears pierced, she took the family to Claire's

Should you need more where that came from, we've got 21 fun facts that'll make you love her even more.










Victoria Beckham Wears Sweatpants to Interview, Wants to Do Affordable Collaboration