- A new Instagram account, DILFs of Disneyland, shows you dads spending quality time with their kids, being really hot. [BuzzFeed]
- Betsey Johnson explains how a wardrobe malfunction screwed up her moment on Dancing with the Stars. According to the designer, she got “f–ed by a boa.” [WWD]
- Vogue made Instagram gifs of Bella Hadid, Soo Joo Park, Herieth Paul and more using Phhhoto. [Vogue]
- And here’s the back of Lauren Conrad‘s wedding dress. [InStyle]
- A homophobic petrol attack left gay fashion photographer Tyler Maddick partially blind. [The Independent]
- Reformation has added a super sexy suiting selection to its offerings. [Reformation]
- Who better than Lupita Nyong’o to teach the kids about skin? Watch the actress (and Elmo) spread knowledge to Sesame Street viewers on the importance of skin. [Jezebel]
- MTV attempts to match the Alexander Wang Spring 2015 sneaker bags to the kicks that possibly inspired them. [MTV Style]
- Beyoncé and Jay Z are going to milk this On the Run train for what it’s worth. The couple is reportedly working on an album because the family that sings together, stays together. [E!]
- Universal Studios just gave Nike the green light to produce an updated version of the Back to the Future sneaker. [High Snobiety]
- The Scandal-inspired collection for The Limited will let you dress pretty much exactly like Olivia Pope. It’s perfect. [Forbes]
- Urban Outfitters sent an email to staffers about that unfortunate Kent State sweatshirt. [Gawker]
Michelle Obama is the most stylish First Lady we’ve had since Jackie O. She’s helped the careers of so many designers by simply wearing their clothes. Thom Browne, J.Crew and Jason Wu can credit the FLOTUS for boosting sales, and it’s pretty clear that Mrs. Obama is a chic lady.
The First Lady is hosting a Fashion Education Workshop at the White House, which will link fashion students with established members of the fashion community. The goal is to “bring members of the fashion industry to the White House and enlighten, educate and mentor the next generation of fashion leaders.”
The event is set to go down October 8 and the White House has invited Prabal Gurung, Bibhu Mohapatra, Reed Krakoff and more to participate. The event will also include a “Celebration of Design” reception.
We can all agree that an affair educating the next generation of designers is a good thing — it’s a tough industry to succeed in and kids need all the help they can get. Though we wonder why the CFDA isn’t involved. With fashion being such an important part of our culture — and for some of us, a huge part of our day-to-day lives — and having such a large economic impact (in the billions), it makes sense that the White House is parlaying Mrs. Obama’s love for it into education. But we have an organization that already seeks to mentor young designers. Perhaps next time they can join forces for something even bigger? Just a thought.
You would think that after the last debacle, Beyoncé‘s social media team would be more careful about altering the singer’s Instagram pictures. Just a few months ago, Bey was accused of ‘shopping her thighs in an image of her on a golf course. Indeed, the “Partition” singer’s thighs did look a little unusual. Today, she’s being accused once again of tampering with her images.
A recent image of Bey posted to her website pictures her bikini-clad, flash tattoo-stamped body descending the stairs on a very fancy yacht. Eagle-eyed viewers noticed that the stairs in between Bey’s legs looked warped – a telltale sign that some sort of enhancement tool was used on the photograph.
Why even bother? Beyoncé: your thighs are perfect. Leave them alone. Most women would KILL to have Bey’s figure, so we’re not sure why she or anyone on her team finds it necessary to do any retouching at all. We’re not sure who the culprit is, but at the very least, if you’re going to Photoshop something, try not to make it so obvious.
Following the news that the magazine is making the move to digital in early 2015 thanks to its partnership with BeachMint, Lucky‘s print magazine is still chugging along. The magazine has tapped all-American Karlie Kloss for its October 2014 cover wearing a triple-denim look that was photographed by Paola Kudacki. The statuesque beauty currently fronts the October issues of both Vogue Netherlands and Vogue Russia.
Members of our forums are left with mixed opinions. “Nice to see Karlie on the cover, she looks very pretty. It might be a tad too much denim for my liking, instead of being a classic Americana look it may be verging into badly done Canadian tuxedo territory. But I am quite happy to see Sofia Coppola‘s name on the cover, always love reading anything about her,” wrote YoninahAliza.
“A nice upgrade from last month,” commented jal718, clearly a fan of the magazine’s new cover.
Handbag Queen agreed, “Definitely! Finally, a U.S. mag gives Karlie her own cover!!”
MON shared her sentiments and didn’t appreciate Karen Kaiser‘s styling of the cover image: “Beautiful cover but… that styling. Too. Much. Denim.”
“Really too much denim, the shirt should be white,” suggested GlamorousBoy.
Are you a fan of all that denim? Check out the thread to see the accompanying cover story and share your own opinion here.
Wonderland magazine asked buzzy model Lily McMenamy to interview equally buzzy designer Jeremy Scott, which, thanks to the model’s bubbly personality and the pair’s chemistry, turned out to be quite charming indeed. During the sit-down, McMenamy gets Scott to dish on everything from his favorite movies and social media tips (to help his interviewer, who is apparently looking for more Instagram followers) to his childhood growing up in Kansas.
The internationally recognized designer has come far from his days as a country bumpkin in the Midwestern state. Scott romanticizes himself as a “farm boy with big city dreams and a heart of gold.” The designer takes pride in his middle-America upbringing, which he says has influenced his work: “Being from the most American part of America, I bring a universal vision of the world; globe-centric rather than nationalistic.” Still, we wonder how the most homogenous, “American” part of America is globe-centric? Wouldn’t somewhere like Queens, one of the most diverse counties in America, be a better representation of that? Whatever you say, Scott.
McMenamy also brought up the topic of “appropriation,” which in this case, we’re thinking is a nice way of asking about the infringement case Scott found himself in during the middle of last year for ripping off the work of skateboard artists Jimbo and Jim Phillips in his Fall 2013 collection. Several pieces he sent down the runway bore images nearly identical to what the duo had been creating over the years. It was an egregious misstep, which Scott later settled with NHS, the parent company of Santa Cruz Skateboards.
When asked if appropriation is something “the best” artists do, Scott could only defend such behavior. “If you look back at the big art movements of the 20th century – Abstract art, Cubism, Dada, all the way to Pop art – you see how artists influence and push one another. No matter how alone we seem as artists, we are constantly responding to the world which we all share.”
We’re not sure if Scott would be so keen to “share” his own original work the way he “shared” Jimbo and Jim Phillips’ pieces, but one thing’s clear: In his world, appropriation is A-OK.
Today, American fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez will launch his latest women’s fragrance, NARCISO, with an in-store appearance at the Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship store in New York City. This marks the designer’s fourth scent created in collaboration with Beauté Prestige International and the first fragrance named after Rodriguez. The scent celebrates a woman’s power of seduction and luxury with a feminine fragrance that lingers and endures. While musk remains the signature heart of the scent, notes of vetiver, the most elegant note from the woody family, are incorporated with florals like lucid gardenia and soft, radiant Bulgarian rose to create a bold and subtle result. The ad campaign features Brazilian-born model Raquel Zimmermann, who radiates natural, glamorous beauty in the image. NARCISO ($95 to $112) is available now exclusively at Bloomingdale’s stores nationwide and on Bloomingdales.com.