By now, it’s pretty clear that the world is a bit more fascinated with George Clooney’s wife than they are with the actor himself. And can you blame us? Amal is supremely intelligent, an accomplished human rights lawyer, beautiful and stylish to boot. She is exactly what you think of when you imagine the modern woman who has it all. Though she is quite a glamorous woman whose love story is something of a Hollywood fairy tale, when she’s at work, she means business.
Journalist Bruno Waterfield found this out the hard way when he asked Amal about her personal style during an appearance at the European Court of Human Rights. The reporter tweeted the details of the exchange, saying he asked her about “fashion speculation,” to which the 36-year-old lawyer replied, “I’m wearing Ede & Ravenscroft,” a brand established in 1689 that makes ceremonial robes for graduations — and also for the U.K. judiciary. It even provides those wigs lawyers in the U.K. always have to wear.
Guys, she handled that one perfectly. We’re putting this one into the “reasons to love Amal Clooney” file we’ve been keeping, which right now, is pretty much full.
Lui magazine may not be the go-to publication for fashion, but we still get excited about its covers. After all, the magazine has tapped Kate Moss, Rihanna and Laetitia Casta. For the provocative magazine’s February issue, Marie Gillain is its latest cover conquest. Mark Segal shot the Belgian actress, most likely best-known for her portrayal of Adrienne Chanel in Coco Before Chanel to us fashion folk, striding through an apartment building wearing nothing except a pair of briefs and a silk robe. Marie looks effortless but that doesn’t seem to be what’s upsetting our forum members.
“Does that tagline say what I think it says?” immediately asked kokobombon.
KateTheGreatest also noticed and responded, “I was thinking the same thing, I hope it doesn’t.”
“In the context it doesn’t mean ‘whore,’ in French it’s also a slang to say ‘very good.’ I don’t know how you would translate it exactly in English, maybe someone else could be more precise. But they’re not saying that she is a ‘putain.’ But I agree that they could have chosen a better tagline, it’s not very pretty,” noted Zelda Zonk, informing us of the correct terminology.
Also quick to voice his concerns was Benn98: “I don’t know why Marie Gillain decided to do Lui. Sorry, but I feel a bit territorial about her as she’s one of my favorite actresses. Don’t mind nudity or sexuality, but I’d have liked her for Vogue Paris. The image also doesn’t look very promising.” But once the full cover surfaced, he returned and posted, “Oooh, she looks hott! Actually, I’ll let this slide.”
Luxx shared a positive outlook and admired the cover for being “super sexy and bold!”
“This cover is hot but in a good way…” added KissMiss.
What’s your opinion of Lui‘s February 2015 cover? Let us know here.
Rag & Bone’s latest film effort revolves around the label’s Spring 2015 campaign. Creative Directors Marcus Wainwright and David Neville once again tapped Boardwalk Empire star Michael Pitt to star in the ads and also direct a 12-minute film to coincide with the collection. Today, a trailer for the short popped up on the Rag & Bone website.
Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey stars alongside Michael and British actor Stephen Graham. A carefree Àstrid kicks around New York City, going to nightclubs, girlishly chatting on the phone and riding in the back of fancy cars with Stephen. A broody Michael knocks around a punching bag. Though we’re not 100 percent sure what’s going on in the trailer, we’re hoping all signs point to a torrid love triangle.
While i-D may be bimonthly, that doesn’t stop the magazine from pulling out all the stops when its newest installment is set for release. The British glossy tapped Rihanna for its pre-spring edition dubbed “The Music Issue,” making the star the perfect choice. Paolo Roversi shot the songstress-turned-Puma creative director sporting braids, a Celine top and a piercing gaze.
Forum members were as fast as lightning to voice their opinions. “I like the 90s vibe… and that she isn’t styled like her usual glamazon,” appreciated kokobombon.
“This looks wonderful, the styling, the hair, everything. Very different mood for Rihanna as well – interested in seeing the full shoot,” added Luxx, also showing enthusiasm toward i-D‘s new cover.
Forum member mistress_f couldn’t agree more about the different vibe. “The 90s styling is really working here. She looks great and it might be the first time in ages I’m finding something interesting about i-D even though I couldn’t care less about Rihanna,” she noted.
Feeling the same way was MON: “Even though the hair is not my cup of tea, this still pleases me. It’s not the typical high fashion Rihanna. And yes, there is indeed some 90s vibe to it which I love.”
“Love this! Rihanna pulls off that style like no other and it’s always great to see Paolo stepping out of his comfort zone,” complimented Marc10, echoing everyone else’s sentiments.
“I immediately thought of FKA Twigs when I saw this, perhaps it’s the braids? Either way, I find the lip colour is quite vile. Since the i-D reader is bound to fall within Rihanna’s demographic fold I won’t begrudge her this cover. Does she have a new album out?” asked Benn98, having a slightly different opinion.
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Kanye West hit The Ellen DeGeneres Show to premiere his new music video, “Only One.” Now when it comes to Kanye videos, things can sometimes wander into questionable territory (have you seen “Bound 2?”), but his latest effort is just so sweet and adorable, it is absolutely impervious to any kind of hate.
Kanye’s daughter North joins the rapper in the video for the ballad, the pair wandering down a misty road by an open field. The two do very adorable father-daughter stuff. Kanye carries North, whispering in her ear. Nori is dressed in something her dad might wear; a dark button-down, pants, duck boots and a khaki green shearling and fur-trimmed parka. Kanye plays the doting dad in this video, making you forget for a moment that he’s the guy who told a fan in a wheelchair to stand up at one of his concerts.
By the by, Kanye claims he’s over all that petulant behavior. He explained his past blowups to Ellen: “I think I was going through my version of my terrible twos. My daughter, she wants to express herself, she just doesn’t have the words for it. And for me, there’s so many things I want to do with film, with clothing, and I just didn’t have the words or the resources or the backing or the perception that I could do it being that I was a rapper or all these things.”
Oh, so that explains the leather jogging pants outburst. Watch Kanye’s new video above.
This week, Jean Touitou learned a lesson every older European guy who has made his first black friend must learn: Under no circumstances should you use the n-word. No matter how cool it sounds in those rap songs. The A.P.C. designer caused quite a controversy during his men’s Fall 2015 presentation, when he introduced a look from a collaboration with Timberland he called the “Last N***as in Paris.” He proceeded to say the word about a million times, just before defending himself by saying that Kanye West is cool with him using the word, so it wasn’t inappropriate, although he managed to make a lot of people uncomfortable.
Unfortunately for Touitou, the folks at Timberland were not buying his excuse and promptly announced plans to sever ties with A.P.C. “Simply stated, this kind of language and approach is in complete contrast with our values,” the brand said in a statement. “Timberland seeks to collaborate with designers and brands who are at the forefront of lifestyle trends; equally important, they must also share our values. We will not tolerate offensive language or racial slurs of any kind being associated with the Timberland brand.”
A.P.C. has come out to address Last N****sgate, assuring the public that Touitou didn’t mean to be offensive using an offensive word. “During the A.P.C. presentation in Paris Jean Touitou made a reference to two moments in recent popular culture. One being the song ‘N****s in Paris’ by Kanye West and Jay Z and the second being the Bernardo Bertolucci film ‘Last Tango in Paris.’ The connection was used to describe a look for the collection and was in no way intended to cause offense.”
So basically, A.P.C. is sorry you were offended, but Touitou is just so hip with his black friend that he couldn’t help himself. Who could blame a guy like that?