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According to GQ, boot-cut jeans are all set for a major comeback, and we have no idea how we're feeling right now tbh. People have thoughts… bad thoughts…

Over a decade ago, both men and women were wearing flared-style jeans 24/7, and boot-cut denim officially hit the mainstream. This was a time where even the ugliest items were considered fashion, e.g. Ed Hardy and Von Dutch.

That being said, who are we to judge? Our era is one of UGG boots, the dreaded 'athleisure' (tracksuits and sports leggings as fashion) and jeans with cut outs just below the booty area. 

The silhouette essentially disappeared from fashion after a few cycles, and then skinny jeans become the token item of denim furore, and more recently by baggy styles in alternate shapes and sizes.

Nostalgia comes and goes, as we have learned recently by the onslaught of 1990s comebacks from Westlife, Boyzone and the Spice Girls.

Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia has included the boot-cut jean in the brand’s spring lookbook, which roughly translates to the fact that a COMEBACK is in sight. *Shivers*

The reaction to this controversial apparel news has been quite hilarious, with reigning Queen of Twitter Chrissy Teigen even making a quip;

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eww #chrissyteigen #bootcutjeans #commentsbychrissy #commentsbychrissyteigen

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It's not hard to see why Gvasalia may have chosen the current designer climate to resurrect the style of denim, 2018 has seen a total pants revolution within menswear especially.

Contemporary cargo pants, pleated trousers and blinged-up chinos are proving that men are willing to step out of their couture comfort zone.

Gvasalia is the major designer who has elevated the bulky dad sneaker into a high-fashion item, so if anyone is capable of reviving the trend and somehow making it less of a faux pas, it's this talented man.

The designer has permanently cemented his status as the one to watch for every season, purely based on unpredictability and his gift for bringing 'normcore' items back.

Twitter, however, are NOT impressed with the attempt to bring boot-cut jeans back. 

The jeans taper at the knee like your common modern-fit denim, but then flare out at the bottom of the pant leg, which allegedly seems to OFFEND certain people…

 There's still time to stop this before it gets seriously out of hand.

We propose a fashion intervention, before… God help us… LOW-CUT jeans try and make a comeback as well.

They need to die a slow death, no one wants to see that.

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If you've been trawling through the world of niche fashionistas on social media, then you may have noticed a few fashion fans utilising a very unusual item into their looks.

The Ikea bag is having a moment, albeit a satirical one.

The Ikea Frakta bag is being used to create new and unusual style statements, after Balenciaga was accused of creating a bag that looked shocking similar to the blue plastic tote.

 

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The home furnishings store sells the bags for €0.70, while Balenciaga is selling their similar style for over €2000.00.

People are now getting creative when adopting the new trend into their wardrobes. 

 

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Creatives are clearly taking the p*** a little bit with their looks, but it's actually taking off.

Logos are having a fashion moment anyway, so why can't we pay homage to the homewear behemoth?  

 

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From sandals to chokers to full-on tops, we're obsessed with Ikea inspired Instagram posts.  

All we need now is a Frakta bag and a pair of scissors….

 

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Remember the noughties when everything was emblazoned with a giant designer logo?

From the Juicy slogan on the arse of your velour track suit bottoms, to the diamanté Chanel studs sparkling in your earlobes (which may or may not have been fake), the noughties were a time of decadence, and the little square UGG logo on the heel of your sheepskin boots was as important as the boots themselves. 

Now, the newest nail art trend is paying homage to our teenage label obsession, as wearing a designer logo on your fingertips is the latest trend in the land of nail art. 

 

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While this trend may be best left to the celebs, they're damn pretty to look at, and give us major Paris Hilton circa 2007 vibes. 

From Balenciaga to Gucci to Louis Vuitton, here are a few of our favourite out-there logo nails: 

 

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Every now and again, a fashion item comes around that divides the nation.

From Juicy Couture track suits to those plastic Topshop jeans, sometimes the weirder side of fashion can cause a major debate.

This week, the fashion world is trying to pass of some very amusing looking tote bags as haute couture, but the bags reminded Twitter of something a little closer to home.

Tweeters have been comparing the €2,900 Balenciaga bags to those plastic zip-up containers that duvets come in, and they're not wrong. 

The only difference is, instead of having Balenciaga stamped on the corner, those plastic blanket bags probably say "king-sized" or "single."

Balenciaga Blanket Bag €2,900.00

There are probably about four of them stacked in your parent's hot press, so if you want to be totally on trend, ask you mam if you can borrow her guest room throw. 

The bags are getting quite a bit of ridicule online, but we're sure the world of couture won't be paying any notice.

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

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A little over a year ago, Sam Smith was almost unheard of.

Things have certainly changed for the sing-songwriter as of late. Not only has he just announced that after a period of time off from music due to a vocal cord surgery, he also had some other major news.

Sam is going to be starring in a major high fashion ad campaign. The 23-year old announced on Twitter that he is going to star in Balenciaga’s upcoming 2015 men’s ads. We are very excited.

He also teased a project ‘#balxsamsmith’. Now that is a collaboration we can get behind completely.

The previews which Sam shared yesterday show him as backlit in a very dungeon-type looking dark basement. A little out there, but this is fashion after all, if it doesn’t raise eyebrows it won’t impress.

This past year has been a bit of a whirlwind for Sam. In addition to cleaning up at the Grammy awards and taking home four trophies, he went through a massive physical change too.

Sam documented his impressive weight-loss on his Instagram page, and his hard work certainly paid off. After losing three stone overall, he credits the author of Eat Nourish Glow for “changing his life”.

Just days ago the singer announced on Instagram that he was back to full health and would be returning to live performances very soon. The 23-year old shared an update with his fans and is supposed to return to live shows in Kentucky this Friday. 

We’re so happy that Sam is back to full health and we’re very excited to see what his latest fashion venture will bring into our lives. Watch this space! 

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We’re not sure what to think of Gisele Bundchen’s new hair do,  as the model revealed her dramatic hair transformation in the latest modelling campaign for Balenciaga.

Gisele is surrounded by broken mirrors as she rocks some high leather boots for the campaign. But what shocked us most, was that Gisele had not only cut her long hair but had shaved it off as well!

Balenciaga artistic director, Alexander Wang said this is how he envisioned the model for his campaign:

“This is how I see Gisele for Balenciaga; strong, powerful, mysterious and uncompromising. This season we worked with this idea of vanity, staged in a room filled with mirrors. But the cracked mirror is a continuing thread from the marble veins and creeping ivy leaves from seasons past.”

Well for the campaign or not, it’s going to take us a while to get used to Gisele’s new look!

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