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Well, this is probably going to be the most fashionable wedding of all time!

Anna Wintour's daughter, Bee Shaffer, has announced the great news that she is now engaged to Francesco Carrozzini, the son of the late Vogue Italia editor, Franca Sozzani.

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According to People, rumours emerged that the couple began dating last autumn, after they attended a documentary about his mother together.

However, today Vogue confirmed the news of their engagement exclusively to People.

Even though they were both brought up by the most fashionable women of the twenty-first century, they took on different careers in the entertainment industry.

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Francesco works as a segment producer at Late Night with Seth Meyers, while Bee has a career as a film director and photographer. She has directed music videos for Beyoncé, A$AP Rocky and Nicki Minaj, to name a few.

We literally can't wait to see the glamour of this wedding!

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All those lavish costumes must take quite some time to perfect, as the theme for next year's Met Gala has already been announced.

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art confirmed last night that the 2016 red carpet event will have a futuristic theme, with the official title of Manus X Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology.

The gala, due to take place on May 2 on next year, will kick off a three-month long exhibition under the same theme at New York's Costume Institute.

Anna Wintour will act as official chair for the event – as she has done since 1995 – and will work with Vogue staffers to oversee the benefit committee and 650-strong guest list of stars and philanthropists.

Honorary co-chairs this year include Taylor Swift and Idris Elba, though we can hardly imagine they'll be sweating too much over seating charts and flower arrangements.

Last year's theme, China: Through The Looking Glass, brought costumes back in time as it examined China's influence on Western fashion through the centuries. 

Rihanna certainly had the most memorable look on the night, making the cover of Vogue's special Met Gala edition in her yellow Guo Pei fur-trimmed gown.

Beyoncé also showed off her slimmed-down figure in an incredible sheer Givenchy gown – with rumours she intentionally arrived on the red carpet last to ensure the cameras got a good look.

As for Kim Kardashian, she was equally stunning in a skintight Roberto Cavalli fishtail dress, accompanied by Kanye in a… velvet suit.

Despite her stunning look, Kim was controversially snubbed by Anna Wintour, not even making the list of names on Vogue's special cover.

We cannot WAIT to see next year's red carpet looks.

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OK, so we don't produce too many models of international-standing, but at least one Galway beauty is now FINALLY bucking that trend.

In fact, Emily Butcher has just caused a storm in Milan this week – walking for Gucci (aka pretty much the jewel in Fashion Week's crown).

Watching were the A-list likes of Anna Wintour (swoon), Charlotte Casiraghi (a member of the Monaco royal household), actress Dakota Johnson, long-standing Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, it-girl Alexa Chung, and Hollywood's Salma Hayek.

Emily, who grew up in Ireland but whose family all hail from the UK, has cited Rosie Huntington Whiteley as her career inspiration in the past, and certainly the 18-year-old is headed for big things.

She's already walked for Armani and appeared last month on the pages of Glamour Italia.

However, with an exclusive contract with Gucci currently under her belt, rumour has it that the 5ft 10in head-turner is being lined-up for the Italian fashion-house's next HUGE campaign.

Currently signed to the high-profile Next Model Management in London, Emily can also be found on the books of Andrea Roche in Dublin.

Andrea herself told Goss.ie that Emily is "shooting for Marie Claire soon," furthermore revealing that this week actually represents the second time the teenager has walked for the Gucci brand (she first appeared on its catwalk three months ago, also in Milan).

Ms Butcher actually only began modelling properly a year ago – kicking off her career by appearing in Brown Thomas shows and doing photocalls in Dublin.

Under a snap posted on the Andrea Roche Model Agency Facebook page last September announcing the arrival on Emily onto its books, the young woman's beaming grandparents couldn't help but share their joy.

Norfolk-based Roger and Angie Butcher wrote: "What proud Grandparents we are. You are beautiful. XX"

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There has been an awful lot made of working with the fashion industry’s most influential woman. The Devil Wears Prada for one, and countless articles have been written which seek to outline exactly what it takes to land every fashion girl’s dream job at Vogue.

One writer even offered up her real-life interview with the legendary editor Anna Wintour as evidence that it can be done. Granted, it may be a little trickier than you might wish, but it can be done. Amy Odell noted that Anna is actually "shy" rather than frosty.

The walk from the door of the office to her desk though, can be just as cringe as you imagine: "Just long enough for her to stare you down, judge your outfit and make you feel embarrassed about being in her presence."

You just have to make sure you are wearing the right label and the right season firstly, because Anna knows these things, obviously.

There a few other things she has mentioned over the years regarding what she looks for in her favourite employees…

 

1) Have an opinion

"I look for strong people. I don't like people who will say yes to everything I bring up. I want people who can argue and disagree and have a point of view."

2) Ambition

"I'm very good at delegating – people work much better when they have a real sense of responsibility."

3) Enjoy a good show

"I really think you have to go out and see things – screenings, theatre, exhibitions."

4) Embrace colour

Also, unlike many others in the fashion industry Anna does not appreciate all-black everything. She has famously said in the past "[I'd never wear] head-to-toe-black."

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Rejection. We all hate it and sometimes fear it.

It can be hard when someone tells you "no", as it feels like all the hard work you put in was for nothing. 

But if you want to succeed, one little word should not get in your way. Just look at these famous and brilliant women, who once upon a time were told "no" also.

Jessica Alba

This year Jessica Alba graced the cover of Forbes for the incredible success of her The Honest Company.

But it wasn't always so easy for the actress. In a recent interview with Forbes, Jessica was asked about the reactions she got while pitching The Honest Company during its first few years.

“It took three and a half years of condescending nods or pats on the back good luck.”

“Instead of the resistance holding me back, it pushed me forward. I almost needed it."

"I needed people telling me ‘no’ for me to figure out exactly what I was going to do and how I was going to do it.”

 

Anna Wintour

It surprised us all to hear that Anna Wintour was originally told “no” by the very industry she runs.

Yes, as a junior fashion editor, Anna was fired from Harper’s Bazaar for being too “edgy.” At a fashion industry conference in New York, she told the audience, “I worked for American Harper’s Bazaar. … They fired me."

"I recommend that you all get fired. It’s a great learning experience.”

 

Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe is quite open about the prevalence of rejection in Hollywood. The 18-year-old star spoke to The Telegraph about how she handles constant rejection. 

"You go up for hundreds, thousands of roles, and you get told no, no, no so many times. You have to have a tough skin; otherwise you'd get beaten down."

"But I'm not. I love getting told no ’cause then I fight even more."

 

Lady Gaga

Gaga was rejected from her first music label. She signed on with Def Jam Records in 2006 but then dropped three months later.

It was devastating to be dismissed from her dream vocation, but being rejected gave Gaga the time to experiment.

In an interview with E! News, Gaga said, “It was one of the worst days of my life and it happened quite quickly."

"If you give up after something like that, you were never destined to be an entertainer. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger."

 

Mindy Kaling

Not only is Mindy a phenomenal comedienne and actress, but she also writes and runs her own network television show, The Mindy Project.

In an interview with The Guardian, Mindy talked about a “humiliating experience” in which she was forced to audition for a sketch show that she was asked to write.

Yep, Mindy was asked to audition for the part of herself and was then rejected because she was “not considered attractive or funny enough.” Ouch. 

 

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah started her on-air career as the first black female evening news anchor for Nashville CBS. After a few years, Oprah moved to Baltimore to be the evening co-anchor for WJZ-TV.

After only seven and a half months as a co-anchor, she was demoted to a poorly rated daytime show for being “too emotionally involved in the stories. 

Within a year, that tiny show was renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show, and as her success scaled, she reached millions of people every day.

 

J.K. Rowling

Can you imagine life without Harry Potter? Nope,either can we. If J.K. Rowling hadn’t been fired from her job as a secretary, we might have had to suffer that sad reality.

Thankfully, when the HR department told Ms Rowling she was not cut out for secretarial work because she spent all of her working hours writing stories, she went on to write one of the most epic stories of our generation.

And we are so thankful!

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In case you had not noticed, New York Fashion Week has brought an awful lot of celebrities and their very important entourage members all together.

There was a lot of events, hundreds of outfit changes and of course, there were some snarky comments tossed about between the celebs. Cosmopolitan gathered up some of the most outrageous remarks that were overheard over the course of the fashion extravaganza, and they were hilarious.

These are just some of most hilarious things that people overheard the fashion crowd saying, in very crowded, very public places. 

"I was sitting across from Anna. She yawned, she checked her watch, she looked up at the ceiling and played with her jewelry, and she texted. I've seen her not like a show before but never like that. She hated it."

"Who is that Russian mistress in the front row?"

"I don't want her to be physically hurt, because that would be mean. Just emotionally."

"They say smart things. Like, they analyze Magic Mike in an intellectual way, which is what I do with my friends."

"I love when Jimmy Choo did Uggs! That was a good day in fashion."

 "This is their new shoe. It's also a hat. Unisex."

 "It's 10 a.m. and I already saw a nip slip."

"This show's front row is like a who's who of mother-daughter plastic surgery."

"I know the '70s are back, but please still trim your chest hair and don't grow a mustache."

"Poor Kim trying to wear those clothes and she just looked like a big poo emoji."

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Both Drake and Lorde were in New York to enjoy one of the most fashionable events of the year. While many people were concerned about Lorde’s eye which was looking quite red and swollen and generally painful, other eagle-eyes fans noticed something far more exciting.

When she and Drake posed for a photo at Kanye’s show, music fans around the world got very excited.

Then they realised what Drake had captioned the image:

“Wifey (Low Key,” and some fabulous diamond ring emoji’s were enough to send fans into overdrive.

The fact that Lorde already has a song called Tennis Court, which we know is a place where Drake spends a lot of time, only got people more excited because clearly this means they have some common interests.

 

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She then of course responded to the excitement of Drake’s caption with a cute little tweet of her own. She seemed pretty pleased about Drake’s affection for her, although we don’t know who wouldn’t be.

Serena Williams more than likely. Serena and Drake have been spotted looking mighty cosy out and about of late. The Canadian rapper has also been on hand to show Serena support at her last few tennis tournaments. The pair did cause quite a stir at Wimbledon.

 

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We just hope Drake doesn’t caption the next post with a lady friend “bae” because apparently Serena didn’t appreciate his term of endearment for Anna Wintour. The comment has since been deleted but it made the rounds earlier this week:

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A lack of time; a lack of money – oh, and no invites: unfortunately, most of us can't just drop everything to hit the current crop of fashion weeks (sob) in New York, London, Paris or Milan.

However, we can still (hurrah!) live out our stylish dreams through the magic of Netflix

And right now, the streaming service is offering a LOAD of amazing behind-the-scenes films and documentaries that embody all things fashion. 

In fact, a quick peruse of the Netflix catalogue confirms it has A LOT to offer any budding fashionista.

International designers, the dark side of modelling and even (swoon!) Anna Wintour herself: it's positively a treasure trove.

So SHEmazing! says sit back, relax… and enjoy the fashion. 

 

1) Dior And I

Dior And I is an exciting behind-the-scenes glimpse of how Raf Simons's made his first collection for Christian Dior in 2012.

Raf has both his reputation and the legacy of Dior on the line with only eight weeks to complete the collection. Mr Simons and his dedicated team work against the clock to make his vision become a sublime reality. 

 

2) The Director

This documentary is an intimate portrait of Gucci's creative director, Frida Giannini. The Director spans 18 months inside the iconic Italian fashion house. Exploring the inspiration behind the brilliant woman, we see her own evolution as well as Gucci's. 

 

3) Paul Smith

In this behind-the-scenes film, we watch Paul Smith celebrate his 40 years in the business. Director Stéphane Carrel follows Mr Smith from London to Paris and then Tokyo. The film also looks at how he builds a brand and an empire from English pop culture. 

 

4) Advanced Style

Advanced Style examines the world of seven unique New Yorkers whose eccentric look and booming spirits have guided their approach to ageing. Based on Ari Seth Choen's blog of the same name, the movie paints a moving portrait of independent, fashionable women ages 62-95.

It also looks at how they challenge the conventional ideas of beauty and ageing in the industry. 

 

5) The September Issue

This movie takes the viewer inside a world they only think they know. Anna Wintour, the legendary editor-in-chief of Vogue for the last 25 years, is the most powerful figure in fashion. With unprecedented access, we see the build up to her lusted September issue. 

 

6) Bill Cunningham New York

Bill Cunningham is an 80+ New York Times photographer. For decades, Bill has been obsessively and inventively documenting fashion trends and high-society fashion soirées.

Many fashion greats such as Anna Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor and David Rockerfeller all appear in the movie – all out of their love of Bill. Mr Cunningham's enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and fashion. 

 

7) Chasing Beauty

What is beauty and is it worth the cost? This is the question posed to supermodels, photographers, agents and the like in the world of fashion. The documentary sees a rare glimpse of the dark side of modelling and how many people actually gain real success and happiness from it. 

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We deeply apologise to all selfie stick lovers for bringing you this terrible news: selfie sticks have officially been banned at Disney World and Disneyland.

Disney officials have announced that starting on Tuesday, all Disney theme parks in Orlando, Paris and Hong Kong will have a ban on the popular photo taking tool.

A spokeswoman for the group explained to the Orlando Sentinel that selfie sticks have become a “growing safety concern for both our guests and cast.”

Disneyland is joining a growing list of popular venues that have banned the selfie-taking apparatus. The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Colosseum in Rome, Wimbledon tennis championships, Coachella music festival, and a host of other venues have all banned the stick.

While the world’s selfie epidemic has undoubtedly gotten out of control, we can’t argue that there have been some pretty great photos captured as a result.

So, in memory of the selfie stick, let’s take a look at our favourite five celebrity-selfie-stick-moments. 

1. Is there any possible selfie more 'fashion' than Zoolander, Hansel and Anna Wintour? Definitley, definitely not. 

2. Even the President of The United States is doing it… 

3. Wouldn't it be a downright shame if this beautiful trio couldn't capture themselves at the optimum angle?

4. A bearded Leo DiCaprio has even been seen aimlessly wandering around with his selfie stick. 

5. And last but by no means least, the woman who wrote the book on it… literally. While we realise that Kim K isn't holding a selfie stick here, her deep-rooted love for taking pictures of herself did result in an elephant giving her a fright so we simply couldn't leave it out. 

 

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The Forbes list for the World's 100 Most Powerful Women was released today, and it contains some pretty heavy hitters.

Considered the annual benchmark for the females influencing and creating change over the last 12 months, the Forbes list doesn't lie.

This year's rankings are no different, and although German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the list for the fifth time in a row, there are some other names in there that we reckon could knock her off the number one spot next time around.

Aged just 25, Taylor Swift is the youngest woman to be included, and while she has a long way to climb, she is doing well for her first entrance in 64th place.

The singer is estimated to have a net worth of around €75 million, and her award-winning album 1989 had the biggest first-week sales of any record in a whopping 12 years.

As well as that, she still has time to chill with her BFFs… and document it all for us on social media.

 

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Further up the list is fellow singer Beyoncé at number 21, this year's highest-ranking entertainer.

Given that Bey and her husband Jay-Z managed to generate an incredible €85 million from just 19 US shows on their On The Run tour last year, we reckon Beyoncé is a pretty powerful female alright.

US Vogue editor Anna Wintour also made it into the top 50, ranking at number 28 this year.

The famously ruthless magazine queen joins other fashion heavyweights Diane Von Furstenberg (75th place) and Miuccia Prada (79th place) on the 2015 list.

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara might seem like an unusual inclusion at 57th place, but considering that she is currently the highest paid woman in television, we can see why she deserves a nod.

Sofia reportedly takes home €300K per 25-minute episode of the show, and that's not counting her film roles and endorsement deals.

Coming in just behind Angela Merkel in second and third place this year are US Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, along with philanthropist Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Other big names to make the list include Oprah Winfrey (12th place), Ellen DeGeneres (50th place),  Angelina Jolie (54th place) and Shakira (81st place).

That is quite a group of women!

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Vogue US has just released the front cover for its special edition Met Gala issue, and there's one glaring absence from the list of celebrities who made the cut.

Singer Rihanna was crowned Anna Wintour's style winner on the night, and graces the cover in her stunning canary yellow floor-sweeping gown, a creation by Chinese designer Guo Pei.

Riri shared the exciting news with her 18.6m Instagram followers today, posting an image of the vibrant cover and writing, "WOW!!! I am very honored to have this image selected for the new cover of @voguemagazine !! #metgala2015 #art #fashion #Vogue"

The competition was stiff at this year's Gala, with Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Kendall Jenner and more all looking downright fabulous, and receiving their rightful recognition in the list of celebrity names featured on the special Vogue cover. 

However despite Kim Kardashian's stunning Roberto Cavalli ensemble, her name didn't make the cover – something which many are taking as a direct snub from Anna Wintour to Kim and Kanye.

The star couple's names were featured on last year's Met Gala cover, and they even graced the front of Vogue themselves back in April 2014.

Since then though, Kim and Kanye's appeal seems to have worn off for Anna, and it seems once you're out of the editor's good books you won't get back in.

After all, who can forget her face earlier this year when little North West had a temper tantrum in the middle of Kanye's Adidas show at New York Fashion Week?

We can't decide who looks more upset, Anna or North…

Kim didn't exactly make things easy for herself on the night of the Met Gala by outright ignoring Anna's "selfie ban" and posting a number of pictures from inside the event, which many say may have led to the decision to cut her name from the cover.

 

I just love this girl @ladygaga

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As for Rihanna, she definitely seems to be the star of the moment at Condé Nast, as this is her second year running as cover star for the Vogue Met Gala issue:

It's definitely well deserved for RiRi, but we doubt Kim's too happy all the same.

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Kim Kardashian was the victim of some serious side-eye last night!

The reality star was sitting front row for her husband Kanye West's Adidas show at New York Fashion Week, but maybe she should have left little North at home!

Poor Nori threw a tantrum during the show, clearly not happy to have to sit still in a room full of people. Unluckily for Kim, her seatmates just so happened to be Vogue editor Anna Wintour and singer Beyoncé, both of whom looked distinctly unimpressed.

Anna can throw some serious shade at the best of times, but we think this photo says it all:

Or this one, maybe:

Or even THIS one, taken as Kim finally decided to bring North backstage to calm her down:

While Beyoncé and Anna may have stayed stony-faced, Elle's fashion news director Anne Slowey was reportedly heard saying, "Couldn't they leave it backstage?" in reference to poor North. Ouch. 

Kanye's fashion show was definitely a family affair, with Kim's little sister Kylie Jenner among the models who featured, as Kendall, Khloé and mum Kris Jenner watched from the audience.

Kim herself wore one of Kanye's creations to the show… we like the jacket but there is a LOT of crotch going on in this photo!

 

My look for the Yeezy show!!!!!! Yeezy head to toe!!!!!

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While we can't imagine Kim was too happy with Nori's front row outburst upstaging her big night, we are DELIGHTED to finally see the little girl showing some personality – she usually looks far too chilled out for a toddler!

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