Ashley Graham Is Now a Dress Designer, Cindy Crawford Proves She's a 'Knockout,' Plus More Style and Beauty News!
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Think you’ve caught up on all of the style and beauty news from the week? Before we head into the weekend, we’ve got a few more stylish items to fill you in on, including, Ashley Graham’s chic new clothing collection, M.A.C Cosmetics’ latest designer line with Charlotte Olympia and much more!
Fresh off the heels of her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover, Graham is embarking on a new journey — as a designer for Dressbarn! The size-16 model has teamed up with the clothing retailer to create a line of sleek, chic and sophisticated dresses, called Beyond by Ashley Graham, as her second foray into the fashion world. (She already has a line of lingerie.)
“My collection for Dressbarn reflects my mantra — beauty is beyond size,” Graham said in a statement. “As my first apparel collaboration, I wanted to create something sexy and sophisticated and we definitely achieved that with these dresses. I also realized it was vital for me to partner with a company that shares my belief that all women — no matter their shape or size — should have access to well-made clothing that makes them feel confident and beautiful.”
Beyond by Ashley Graham, which features fit-and-flares, LBDs and more will be available in sizes 4 to 24 beginning this spring in Dressbarn stores and online. The designs will retail for $46 to $66.
Courtesy M.A.C Cosmetics
Late last year, M.A.C Cosmetics teased its upcoming line with British designer Charlotte Olympia, and now, months later, the retro-inspired collection is officially here.
The collection, which is filled with bold red lipstick, equally bright nail lacquer, lengthening mascara and more, comes in gorgeous gilded packaging adorned with the designer’s signature spiderweb design. The Old Hollywood glamour line will be available online beginning March 17 and in stores March 24 through May 5, so you may want to go ahead and add it all to your virtual cart now!
What a knockout! Famed makeup artist Sonia Kashuk is launching her latest, limited-edition collection, Knock Out Beauty, this week, and in anticipation of the launch, she’s asking celebs and industry faves, including Cindy Crawford, Jen Atkin, Sophie Elgort and more, to join in on the #KOBeauty fun with a series of fun selfies with “messages of positivity.”
The 16-piece collection, filled with brushes, tools and color cosmetics, features graphic, hand-drawn artwork on its packaging designed by artist Dana Louise Kirkpatrick. The complete line will be available at Target stores and online beginning March 6.
Doutzen Kroes is red hot in L’Oréal Paris’ latest ad reel! The supermodel looks as gorgeous as ever donning a glossy red ombré lip and a seriously sophisticated winged-liner look in a sneak peek clip from the French cosmetics giant.
While the brand is keeping the products associated with the ad hush-hush, we’re going to guess that its new #redobsession is surrounded by bright red lipsticks and sultry eye shadow palettes. But until the launch, on March 8, only time will tell.
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Courtesy Under Armour
Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a. The Rock) has teamed up with Under Armour to launch Project Rock, a lifestyle “designed to help people everywhere achieve their goals.” In this new partnership, the actor and former wrestler has created two limited-edition bags — a backpack and a duffel — for everyday use to take to work, the gym, etc.
“Project Rock recognizes that we are all a work in progress, consistently trying to get better and working harder toward our goals. Understanding the grit, grind, and sacrifice, I wanted to find a way where I can embark on a journey with others, to inspire them to constantly chase their greatness no matter the intensity,” Johnson said in a statement. “That’s why partnering with Under Armour made so much sense, they embody the idea of this constant growth and progression, and together we want to help push people through their own ongoing pursuit of innovation: mind, body, spirit.”
The bags are available beginning today at underarmour.com for $100 and $125 each.
Courtesy Banana Republic
Athletes in fashion are having a major moment. Banana Republic is joining in on the sports fun with its first-annual style ambassador, NBA player Kevin Love.
The Cleveland Cavaliers star will appear in the clothing retailer’s spring campaign, sporting its men’s collection, which is a first for the brand, as Love is the first athlete to join the Banana Republic team.
Heading to Coachella this year? Then you’re going to need a fresh, new festival wardrobe. Enter in Forever 21’s stylish new ’60s- and ’70s-inspired collection, centered around garbs to wear to the any and all music festival this summer.
The ads for the line, photographed by Zoey Grossman, feature models Cayley King, Courtney Eaton and Marloes Horst, donning teeny-tiny micro dresses, flowy blouses with bell-cut sleeves and even wooden platform shoes. The line is available online now.
And lastly, your favorite Instagram couple, who inspire us all to take destination photos while holding our significant other’s hand, Murad and Nataly Osmann, have teamed up with Macy’s INC International Concepts for a travel-inspired ad campaign based on their own #followmeto photos.
But the difference with these photos? Nataly will be facing the camera for some of the shots, while Murad also joins in on the shot, too. “For the past four years, all of the pictures from our ‘Follow Me To’ project have been taken in the same style, only showing Nataly’s back,” Murad said in a statement. “We wanted to try something new for this campaign, and explore ways to make the same impact while showing a more complete view of the clothes. By having Nataly turn to face me, while still holding my hand, we were able to give the campaign even more personality without losing the beauty of the frame.”
Follow along with the couple as they embark on a social media campaign for INC’s spring/summer collection with the hashtag, #followINC, but try not to get too jealous of their travels!
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