You would think that Beyoncé’s 16-minute Lemonade medley, which saw a stunning array of outfit changes and left one of MTV’s camera’s destroyed by an artfully twirled Louisville slugger, would have been the highlight of B’s 2016 VMAs appearance. But no. From the moment she arrived at the red carpet, Bey served slay after slay.
Since stepping into the role of creative director in January 2015, Alessandro Michele has worked magic on Gucci, transforming and reshaping the iconic Italian fashion house’s image. Gone are the high octane and flashy fashion designs and imagery in favor of a more subdued and boho-type aesthetic. Michele’s dramatic change of concept couldn’t be more evident in Gucci’s recent advertising campaigns and particularly in the newly-unveiled Gucci Guilty fragrance campaign for 2016. It’s goodbye to actress Rachel Evan Wood and actor Chris Evans’ sultry ads and hello to Jared Leto as the new face of the scent, alongside models Julia Hafstrom and Vera van Erp, who join Leto in the tub for the occasion.
But is change always for the better? “Doesn’t seem very guilty but OK,” pointed out Scotty straight away.
Has Kylie Jenner been following @willitlookgoodonmethough? Today, at 3 p.m. EST, the cosmetics tycoon’s three newest Lip Kit shades — Dirty Peach, Brown Sugar and Love Bite — will hit KylieCosmetics.com (begin prepping your search engines now).
In order to promote the kits — which, admittedly, sell themselves, so she really didn’t need to go to the trouble — Kyles had her diverse group of besties (Anastasia Karanikolaou, Justine Skye and Jordyn Woods) demonstrate what the hues look like on a range of skin tones. (more…)
Since Karlie Kloss looks barely recognizable on W Korea, it’s a delight to see a natural and effortless cover from Allure this month. The magazine has been doing pretty well for itself lately and managed to serve up Kylie Jenner for its August offering. Now moving on to September, Jessica Alba makes a return to the magazine’s front cover exactly one year after her last. Having recently impressed on the cover of InStyle back in July, Jessica has photographed beautifully once again in this dreamy cover shoot lensed by Will Davidson.
But our forum members can’t help but feel they’ve seen it all before. “She looks really beautiful, as always. Not the most exciting cover I’ve ever seen, but by Allure standards it’s quite good,” KINGofVERSAILLES chimed in.
Echoing the same attitude was A.D.C.: “I wonder if Jessica gets photo approval for her covers? As beautiful as she is they always have the same kind of blandness like she demands to play it safe which would make sense for her brand I guess.” (more…)
The fine people at Forbes have made their calculations (we like to imagine them shifting around abacus beads with lightning speed) and the results are in: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has topped 2016’s highest-paid actor list. The erstwhile wrestler made a small fortune ($64 million) this past year thanks to his roles in the Fast and Furious and San Andreas.
Coming in second was Jackie Chan, who amassed $61 million, owing in part to his producer and investor roles in Chinese films like the upcoming action-thriller Bleeding Steel. Matt Damon’s $55 million earned him the bronze, while Robert Downey Jr., who’s held the number one spot for the past three years, fell to ninth place with a paltry $33 million earned. The Iron Man’s salary was dwarfed by that of Tom Cruise ($53 million), Johnny Depp ($48 million), Ben Affleck ($43 million), Vin Diesel ($35 million) and Shah Rukh Khan (slightly above $33 million). Khan’s fellow Bollywood superstar, Akshay Kumar, rounded out the top ten list, having raked in $31.5 million. (more…)
The September issues have proved anything but ordinary. From Kendall Jenner sweeping up the cover of American Vogue to Irina Shayk going blonde and stealing the spotlight on Vogue Russia. Now, in an even more dramatic turn of events, Vogue Brazil decides to follow in the footsteps of ELLE Australia by giving us a breastfeeding Caroline Trentini. Photographed by Zee Nunes, the Brazilian beauty poses on two different covers for September 2016. One presents Caroline showcasing her baby bump at seven months pregnant, while the second shows her months later cradling newborn baby Benoah.
Best September covers this year, anyone? “This is truly breathtaking! Caroline looks so beautiful in this soft light and gorgeous location. I also love how her child’s red hair picks up the colours of the oranges in the background. Stunning work!” hailed an overjoyed Nepenthes the moment the covers broke.