Burberry Unveils New Logo Under Riccardo Tisci


Burberry was taken over in a surprise appointment by Riccardo Tisci this past March, after he had been serving as a creative director at Givenchy.

The iconic British brand has long been known for their famous checkered pattern, adoring everything from jackets to linings to accessories. Now, it seems, Burberry is about to look considerably different.

This morning, Tisci unveiled through Instagram the brand’s new logo and monogram print.

Will we soon be seeing new trench coats with white and orange B’s all over them? Only time will tell.


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Burberry President Christopher Bailey Stepping Down After 17 Years


After starting at the company in 2001, Burberry’s President and Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey will step down from his role in the spring. He’ll still design the British luxury brand’s Spring 18 collection, as the label looks for his replacement.

During his time at CCO, Bailey helped to grow the company immensely, revitalizing the brand’s luxury direction after Burberry’s signature check had begun to be used in several cheap knockoffs. He brought great financial growth to the company, and was recognized for innovative digital publicity moves like livestreaming runway shows, as well as redesigning the brand’s flagship stores.

In a statement, Bailey said “It has been the great privilege of my working life to be at Burberry, working alongside and learning from such an extraordinary group of people over the last 17 years,” Business of Fashion reports. “I am excited to pursue new creative projects but remain fully committed to the future success of this magnificent brand and to ensuring a smooth transition.”

BoF reports Phoebe Philo of Céline as a possible replacement for Bailey, though the brand denied her departure to be “imminent.”

“Burberry has undergone an incredible transformation since 2001, and Christopher has been instrumental to the company’s success in that period,” Burberry Chief Executive Marco Gobbetti said in a statement. “We have a clear vision for the next chapter to accelerate the growth and success of the Burberry brand and I am excited about the opportunity ahead for our teams, our partners and our shareholders.”

London Design Festival: 10 Top Moments

Every September 375,000 fashion forwarded design lovers from all over the world pour into London to experience The London Design Festival. The festival is timed nicely to collide with London Fashion Week and is set up to reach every corner of the city.

The hipster east end neighborhood of Shoreditch offered up a fair of homewares from Norway to China, Central London’s vast Somerset House hosted the London Design Biennale (which represented commission works from six continents), the iconic Victoria and Albert Museum hosted the most Instagram worthy moments with works by Mathieu Lehanneur and in the SoHo District, Burberry set up shop with their Maker House . This exhibition paired their AW ’17 collection atop live installations with the collection The New Craftsmen. LDF does a tremendous job of celebrating London’s creativity and offering up an international platform that attracts artists, designers and fashion set attendees from over 75 countries. With over 400 events, installations, workshops, exhibitions and parties it can be a challenge to hit up everything but we managed to do it.

Here are the top ten moments.

Liquid Marble by Mathieu Lehanneur at the V&A.


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French designer Mathieu Lehanneur presents his ‘Liquid Marble’ Installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The black surface appears both liquid and solid, evoking the rippling waves of an ocean as Norfolk House Music promotes a meditative state for visitors.

Maker’s House by Burberry 


In partnership with The New Craftsmen, Burberry presents an exhibition and open series of activities to celebrate the craft and inspiration behind their AW ’17 collection. The New Craftsmen have curated some of the most talented artists, designers and creators who are dedicated to producing the best of British culture, artifacts and craft methods.

Light Pollination presented by Iguzzini


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Commissioned by iGuzzini, Light Pollination consists of 20,000 LED lights embedded on the ends of fibre-optic cables. Visitors wave phones over the cables which influence the behavior of the LED lights, mimicing the phenomenon of bioluminescence in nature. The public art installation open up a conversation about how digital media is influencing how we can use lighting in cities.

Studio Martyn Thompson Rock Pool Installation 


Photography by Martyn Thompson 
Fashion Photographer turned designer, Martyn Thompson premiered Rock Pool Installation, a collection of textiles celebrating the unknowable sea and the unending shift of ideas. Abstract shapes and shadows form to reflect the motion, rocks and waves of the ocean. These patterns are created from Martyn’s photographs and celebrate his love of the “accidental.”

Somerset House (Austria) LeveL by mischer’traxler


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Austrian design representative mischer’traxler’s kinetic light sculpture deftly balances when visitors are completely still in its vicinity. With perfect stillness, the lights are brightest, illuminating the room fully. Any disturbance made the rods tilt and LEDs dim.

Glithero presents Green Room at the V&A


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Green Room is a dramatic installation at the V&A, conceived by London design studio Glithero in partnership with luxury watch maker Panerai. The “room” is a kinetic piece comprised of 160 multicolored silicone cords that wrap around a six story stairwell on the west side of the museum.

Porta Romana‘s Cosmos presented at Focus at Design Chelsea Harbour


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The celebrated UK design studio’s post future, space punk lighting install inspired by outer space, moons and planets. The pieces were created by rolling blown glass into crushed glass for a crystalized outer shell.

Somerset House (India) Chakraview curated by Rajshree Pathy and Sumant Jayakrishnan


Photography by Ed Reeve
Ancient myth and modern design intersect in curator Rajshree Pathy and scenographer Sumant Jayakrishnan’s stage-like spectacle, Chakraview. Visitors are immersed in circular forms, traditional textiles and ancient mythology that weave together a sense of modern India to explore the continuities between India’s past and future – myth and reality.

Voutsa Pop Up by Voutsa at Clerkenwell.


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Known for his vibrant patterns with wall coverings, clothing and homewares, New York City’s Voutsa brought his traveling pop up to Clerkenwell. This front room installation included his fashion collaboration with Paul Marlow Studio, a made-to-measure atelier which includes a repertoire of silk robes and kimonos, caftans and tunics, scarves, bandannas, and swimwear. Also on included were home accessories created from select Voutsa hand painted patterns in the form of pillows, tote bags, lampshades trays and throws.


The Smile by Alison Brooks


Photography by Ed Reeve
Architect Alison Brooks’ Landmark Project for the London Design Festival could be described as an unidentified flying object. The upside down arc made entirely of tulipwood takes the shape of a smile in this grand urban pavilion. The four sided curved tube that curves upward to its two open ends, allows light to wash across its curved floor like water across a spillway. This achievement creates an immersive environment that integrates structure, surface, space and light.



Insta-Critic: Burberry’s Colorful Nostalgia

Photo: @harpersbazaarmx on Instagram

Burberry struck a decidedly vintage-inspired feeling today. In fact, the vibes were so strong, the show transported me to my fashion-obsessed younger days, “shopping” in my Grandma’s cedar closet as a little kid–enamored of the kaleidoscopic prints and bold, artsy patterns on the garments she’d preserved from the 60s and 70s. These were details that showed up on Burberry’s London runway today: tiered maxis, fringed layers, a jewel-toned color scheme, and belted trenches all reflected an updated 60s aesthetic.

On the #Burberry runway – fringed suede and mirror detail for A/W15 #LFW

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Fringe is everywhere!

Backstage at Burberry Prorsum FW’15

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Patchwork vibes

#BurberryProrsum Fall Winter 2015 #LFW #LondonFashionWeek

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The fringed poncho, the round shades: hippie chic at its finest

An aggressively cool #frow gang turns out to support Christopher Bailey

A Smudge-Free Glittery Eye to Ring in The New Year

The end of 2014 is fast-approaching and we can think of no better way than to express our optimism for the 15th year of the millenium than to ring it in with gleaming, glittery eyes. Sparkly makeup as metaphor–what a concept!

However, we’ll keep the glitz to our eyes because glitter dripping down our face, or stuck to our clothes, etc. etc. is not so cute.

K, let’s go.

Step One: Prime

Have some fun (because it’s just the base) applying eyeshadow primer.

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Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden is good for a bit of illumination underneath everything else and Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base is good for staying power. You could even combine the two to reap all the benefits.

Now, for the fun part…

In our holiday beauty series, we’ve discussed eyeliners that can handle tears, lipsticks made for making out, and skin that glows no matter how low the temperature drops–but our NYE eye installment is our most artistic yet. Think of your eyelids as little canvases with an infinite number of possibilities. Dark and smokey, bright and colorful, or pure, pure glitz. All are a GO for this particular debaucherous evening.

Step Two: A Smooth, Shimmery Lid

No matter how many layers and colors you plan to pile on (it’s fine, the more the merrier for this evening) you need a solid shimmery base. The options are countless, so I’ve picked favorites based on application method, because once you find what works for you, it’s smooth sailing forward.

Here are some of our favorites:

You can see (below) just how creamy Tom Ford’s Platinum Cream Color is, making it a perfect base.

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If powders are more your game, then there are endless palettes to play with. Plus, nothing like a gorgeous palette in hand to make you rock being your own glam squad.

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Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow 5-Color Palette in “Infamous Sky” has a perfect light base shade as well as two darker metallics.

esteeChanel’s Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in 226 TISSÉ RIVOLI also has 4 super shimmery neutrals, any of which can stand alone or work as a dramatic first layer.


Step Three: Add Depth, Smoke, or Color

Of course, both above palettes have darker colors for adding depth but because more palettes=more fun, here are my favorites for adding the smoke-factor.

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Charlotte Tilbury’s Fallen Angel palette is star-studded (literally) and clutch-sized. If you’re going for the tawny side of smoky, Tilbury’s palette is a perfect pick.

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Burberry’s Smokey Eye palette is classic smokeshow–the kind of palette I like to imagine Alexa Chung keeps on hand. It ranges from that illuminating neutral to its deep but shimmery grey and matte black.

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…If Powders and Creams Aren’t Doing it For You

One of my favorite makeup discoveries of the last year has been the almost foolproof dual-use eyeshadow/liner sticks made best by ByTerry and Trish McEvoy. I’ve been hoarding these and they’ve made me feel far more capable of the multi-colored looks seen in glossies for nights that call for our most skilled makeup artistry.

I love these things:


Depending on the shade you pick, these can be used as a base or a detail.

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ByTerry’s Ombre Blackstar in Frozen Quartz is an easy base color, but the addition of a quick stripe of the same product in Blue Obsession takes the look instantly into nighttime territory.

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Trish McEvoy’s 24-Hour Eye Shadow and Liner in Crystal Grey is one of the easiest and fastest routes to a more complicated looking smokey eye I’ve discovered.

…And for the Glitter Girls

If all of the above seems downright tame for you, hold tight, because we’ve got you covered too.

For those of you who’ve committed to sparkle tomorrow night, the obvious choice is Urban Decay’s Moondust eyeshadow (pictured here in MOONSPOON) for unadulterated glam (what we’ve come to expect from the brand).

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For a touch of glitter in it’s purest form, try Urban Decay’s classic Heavy Metal glitter liners.

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OK–flick on some mascara, bat your eyes, purse your lips, and get ready for the ball to drop! Happy 2015! 

Photographer: Justin Bridges

Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Ashley Rebecca

Fashion/Beauty Editor: Alyssa Shapiro

Location: Ammon Carver Studio

Introducing Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn, Together at Last

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn photographed by Mario Testino for Burberry

It took how long for these two supers to be photographed together?! If you can fathom, this is the first time Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn have been shot together, and we have Burberry to thank for thinking it up.

The full campaign is set to be released in January, but until the new year, use this campaign clip to tide you over:

The Hottest Store Openings Just in Time for Your Holiday Spending

Coach’s New L.A. Flagship

‘Tis the season to blow your bank account and we’ve got a handful of gorgeous new shops to help us do it.

1. COS

For New Yorkers who dream of being Scandinavian minimalists, the opening of the city’s first COS location is a much-awaited dream come true. For years, those in the know have stockpiled the pared back pieces even if it meant an extra baggage fee. Shoppers can now spend that extra cash on the goods themselves.

129 Spring Street, Between Greene and Wooster


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More minimalism at shoe brand, FEIT’s new store. The Australian company founded by brothers Tull & Josh Price now has a home in downtown NYC. While minimal, FEIT shoes emanate a rarefied handmade, and high quality essence–we’ll call it ‘elevated minimalism’ perhaps.

2 Prince Street, Corner of Prince and Bowery


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Up until recent years, I hadn’t thought much about Coach since my Bat Mitzvah, if we’re being honest, and lately it’s literally all I can think about — here’s looking at you, Stuart Vevers! The newest store marks Coach’s very chic new beginnings–and the space itself has the design mark of Vevers, its creative director. The Rodeo Drive flagship is the first to undergo the makeover, which was completed in mid-November, but official celebrations will commence on December 10th and 11th. And, Time Warner Center’s Manhattan location is next up.

327 N Rodeo Drive


Schott NYC LA Center

Schott NYC is a family company now run by the 4th generation to do so, and they’ve expanded to their second retail outpost in Los Angeles at The Americana at Brand.

112 Caruso Avenue


DY Soho Interior

David Yurman makes the move downtown to SoHo for a second NYC location so downtown girls can get those signature cable bands just as easily as uptowners.

112 Prince Street


burberry rodeo

Burberry’s new location on Rodeo is bringing a taste of London to Los Angeles thanks to its full span of all things Burberry: Prorsum, London, Brit, Accessories–and beauty even has a dedicated space (!!).

301 North Rodeo Drive

Amp Up Your Stare and Make ‘Em Green with Envy

Josilyn (DNA) stays warm in a Burberry blanket scarf

Wanna make ’em green with envy? Sometimes the best translation is a literal one.

Like Anna Sui and Topshop Unique whose FW14 runway models sported emerald on their lids, we’re reaching for the pot of green gold this season. We’re particularly enamored with Gucci’s eyeshadow in Iconic Ottanio.

Let the rest be jealous — get your own green eyes here.


Photographer: Adeline Mai
Fashion and Beauty Editor: Alyssa Shapiro
Makeup Artist: Mariko Hirano