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Erdem x H&M: the ballgown is taking over the high street :-: the Guardian

The latest designer collaboration from H&M is with Erdem, the Canadian Turkish designer known for his work with textiles, prints and ultra-feminine gowns. Expect faux-fur coats, jacquard dresses and florals for men. But is the high street ready for a £150 ballgown? Go big or go home: that is the new party dress code. Forget the little black dress, and get ready for the grand gown. When Erdem x HM drops on 2 November, the smart money will be snapping up a £149 party dress with intricate snowdrop embroidery on formal stiff jacquard, embellished with a traditional grosgrain bow and falling from a precisely gathered waist into a voluminous, ankle-length tiered skirt. The November issue of British Vogue features Claire Foy in a floor-sweeping, dusty-pink ballgown by Christian Siriano. As the star of Netflix drama The Crown, Foy is no stranger to a ballgown. The Crown, Downton Abbey, the Queen’s 90th birthday last year, Gucci’s sponsorship of an exhibition of English aristocratic style at Chatsworth House and the resurgence of Princess Diana as a style icon that has accompanied the 20th anniversary of her death are combining to revive the ballgown, a style of dress that until recently seemed as anachronistic to modern entertaining as the bouillon spoon. Continue reading…Original Article

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The ‘vampire breast lift’: just another grotesque beauty boob | Van Badham :-: the Guardian

A procedure that draws blood from a woman’s arm and extracts the platelets to pump into her breasts has doubled in popularity Through conquest, Alexander the Great established one of the most vast land empires of the classical age. It stretched from the Mediterranean, through North Africa and on to Asia. He was undefeated in battle, awash with the trophies of victories, self-anointed as a god. Yet a popular quote describes the young conquerer-king viewing the magnificence of his achievements with despair: “And when Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept – for there were no more worlds to conquer.” Most people know these words from when Alan Rickman says them in Die Hard. It’s a shame that Alexander’s lifespan pre-dated the modern beauty industry. Because if you desire territorial conquest opportunities that are limitless, you don’t need to bother with the satrapies of Asia Minor, the kings of Persia or a shoeless Bruce Willis anymore. Just grab the nearest female body and slash, slice, stab, burn and pillage away. No phalanxes of Macedonian foot-soldiers are necessary – merely gather an Instagram account, a willing celebrity endorsement and the kind of prevailing external culture of misogyny that won’t let any human female rest her own self-hatred for a single minute. Actually, you don’t even need the celebrity or the Instagram account. Just the last one – although it never hurts to shove a freebie into the Oscar’s showbag. Continue reading…Original Article

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