Fashion

12.06.13

Beyoncé Wears Fur To Vegan Dinner; Kate Middleton Dons a Messy Ponytail

And Chanel purchases its official tannery.

Beyoncé Wears Fur to Vegan Dinner: On Thursday, new vegans Beyoncé and Jay Z went to raw food hotspot Native Foods in Westwood, Los Angeles for some lunch. Queen B, however, wore quite an unconventional fur jacket, seemingly contradictory to her recent vegan proclamation. Beyoncé came off looking not fully committed to her man by sporting a voluminous, almost $5,000 Christopher Kane camouflage parka with a fox-fur collar. While B does look chic, pairing her coat with quilted track pants and platform booties, it's hard to take her kale, corn tacos, lentils, and vegan chocolate truffles meal seriously while she rocked real fur on her shoulders. [Daily Mail]

Kate Middleton Dons a Messy Ponytail: After a $984 haircut by hairdresser Rossano Ferretti to hide her newly found grey hair, Kate Middleton should look nothing but fabulous, right? The Duchess of Cambridge's appearance Thursday night at the untimely UK premiere of Mandela: The Long Walk To Freedom, however, showed off a somewhat messy, very neutral look, especially when comparison to her previous princess-like style. The simple ponytail with a voluminous string of hair at the back was just so un-Middleton-like, especially paired with her chic Rouland Mouret dress and Zara necklace. [The Cut]

Chanel Purchases its Official Tannery: After relying on the same company for more than 30 years to produce it's iconic quilted bags, Chanel has decided to buy its longtime partner and official tannery, Bodin-Joyeux. While Chanel is known for extensively using lambskin, other brands including Hermès and Louis Vuitton have also been major clients of the tannery, which will continue to produce skin items for the Chanel rivals. With only 100 workers making 450,000 skins a year, Bodin-Joyeux has proved that craftmanship is key to the process of making iconic bags and accessories. This new acquisition confirms Chanel’s desire to stay true to its values, similar to when the house bought a Scottish cashmere company and French glove maker in 2012. [Business of Fashion]

Jake Bugg Joins Saint Laurent Music Project: Following in the footsteps of Daft Punk, BB King, and Beck, British rock musician Jake Bugg is the latest to be tapped by Hedi Slimane for the Saint Laurent music series. Always attracted to rock and roll, Slimane has been dressing David Bowie and The Kills amongst others while adding a grungier-edge to the brand's look since his induction as Creative Director. Slimane chose Bugg after they met in Paris in March 2012, prior to the release of his first solo album. In the portrait, Bugg stares intensely into the distance, wearing his own Saint Laurent leather jacket. [The Telegraph]