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Katy Perry Battles It Out With Nuns Over Real Estate

Katy Perry

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There’s a prime piece of real estate in the hills of Los Feliz, Los Angeles, and some nuns, an archbishop, Katy Perry and a local restaurateur are all battling it out for ownership. Oh, and did we mention it’s a convent?

Curbed reports that the archdiocese emptied out in 2011 against the will of the nuns, and now LA Archbishop Jose Gomez feels he has the right to sell the building. Pop star Perry is the potential buyer, who wants to make the convent hers for around $14.5 million, after reportedly being interested in the space for years now. It is believed that Gomez is currently completing the paperwork for the Perry transaction.

However, two of the last five living nuns are all like, “No way, Jose,” saying they are the ones with the right to sell the place. In fact, they’ve already sold it to Dana Hollister, a local restaurateur and aspiring hotelier, for roughly $15.5 million, who has apparently moved in with plans to reinvent the space into a boutique hotel. (more…)

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Donna Karan Is Leaving Donna Karan International

Donna Karan

Image: WENN

Donna Karan International has been going through lots of changes over the past few months, with the appointment of Public School’s Maxwell Osbourne and Dao-Yi Chow as DKNY’s creative directors, the hiring of Hector Muelas as chief image officer and losing longtime executive vice president of global public relations and communications Patti Cohen. But this news coming out of DKI is the most game-changing yet as Donna Karan has decided to step down as chief designer of her company. 

Donna will still have a presence at DKI in an advisory capacity, but is stepping away to spend more time on her Urban Zen Foundation and Company. “I have arrived at a point in my life where I need to spend more time to pursue my Urban Zen commitment to its fullest potential and follow my vision of philanthropy and commerce with a focus on health care, education and preservation of cultures,” Karan said. “After considering the right time to take this step for several years, I feel confident that DKI has a bright future and a strong team in place.”

Donna Karan Collection will halt its show schedule and collections for now. It has not named a replacement for Ms. Karan, though word is DKC might merge with DKNY, but nothing is yet confirmed.

Obviously, it’s sad to see such an iconic label dissolve with the departure of its namesake designer. Hopefully Donna Karan Collection will be resurrected or perhaps live on in tandem with DKNY. 

[via WWD]

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Nothing But Love for Naomi Campbell in La Perla’s Latest Campaign (Forum Buzz)

You can always count on two things: that La Perla’s campaigns are going to be sexy and that Naomi Campbell will always deliver the perfect slay. These two truths come together in La Perla’s latest set of ads. Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Campbell joins a cast including Liu Wen, Isabeli Fontana and Natasha Poly and, of course, she has stolen the show.

 

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The 45-year-old’s body is looking tighter than many women half her age and the forums could not be more into this latest effort from Ms. Campbell. Her shots were unsurprisingly greeted with plenty of positive feedback. “I asked for Naomi this season and the Gods have favored me! Thank you,” VogueDisciple93  gushed. “She is slaying as usual.”

“Naomi on top,” Emmanuelle  proclaimed while Benn98 noted that “Naomi’s body is still kicking!” And it is. In the campaign, we see Ms. Campbell in some of the label’s made-to-measure swimwear and lingerie. We can only hope that pale gold banded swimsuit looks half as good on us as it does on her. 

Anlabe32 wasn’t a fan of all the retouching but she couldn’t help but be stunned with how amazing Ms. Campbell looks. “Somehow I really love Naomi’s shot. She looks very elegant even if she’s photoshopped to death.” 

So, in case you were wondering if Miss Naomi still has it, this La Perla campaign should give you your answer (yes, she very much does).

Add your two cents and join the discussion in our forums.

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Of Course the Yeezy Boost 350 Sneaker Is Already Sold Out

Looking to get your hands on Kanye West’s latest Yeezy Boost 350 sneaker? You might want to hit up eBay and try to find the least jacked-up price for the shoes, as they have already sold out. The sneakers dropped on June 27, selling out in the U.S. in just 15 minutes.

 

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On eBay, the prices peak at $10,000 for a size 11 pair, exponentially greater than the shoe’s original $200 price tag. One seller has the shoes for a modest $355 starting bid. A $405 dollar starting bid for another pair of the kicks can be bypassed if you shell out $1,250. Yep – it’s hard out here for those of us who weren’t lucky enough to get free pairs from Kanye like the Kardashian-Jenner crew, who have been flaunting their new Yeezys all over the place. As for the rest of us, we’ll be here languishing on eBay as we try to decide between paying our rents this month and rocking Kanye’s latest.

[via Fashion United, Daily Mail]

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Lily Aldridge Stars on a Boring Vogue Turkey Cover (Forum Buzz)

The Turkish edition of Vogue could easily be the most hated magazine on our forums right now. As of late, Vogue Turkey has rapidly descended into vapidness, with only the odd hit in between all those disastrous misses. Unfortunately, this month’s cover featuring Lily Aldridge is one of those failures and our forum members aren’t afraid to single it out. Photographed by David Bellemere, the Victoria’s Secret regular poses outdoors wearing a creation by Dolce & Gabbana.

Vogue Turkey July 2015 Lily Aldridge by David Bellemere

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The magazine’s efforts weren’t enough to satisfy our needs. “Oh for heaven’s sake, they added a new font. This cover makes me want to sleep. Her eyes don’t do it for me. She looks like she’s about to fall asleep any second now. Vogue Turkey, like Vogue Japan, Spain and Germany, needs to find a new creative vision ASAP. The magazine industry has become stale and these editions are flat-lining,” MON declared.

“My God, she’s so boring! And I agree with you MON, those Vogue editions need to get their act together. Fashion’s gotten so boring, they need to change it up a bit,” KateTheGreatest yearned.

Feeling the same way was Miss Dalloway: “What happened to this edition?!!! It used to have fantastic covers, and editorials, then it suddenly started with such dated, and unattractive art direction!”

Benn98 wasn’t a fan, either, writing, “This looks very dark. The dress, setting, her angst expression. I feel like this girl’s hair is always styled with a middle parting. She’s already not the strongest model, and they put her in this setting. I don’t like the new redesign.”

“Wait, this is for a July cover?” questioned Cosmic Voices in disbelief.

Vent your feelings and await the editorial content inside our thread here.

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New Documentary About Plus-Size Modeling Coming Next Year

The plus-size market is going through something of a revolution and new documentary Straight/Curve explores the changes the fashion industry is experiencing. An ever-growing list of retailers is attempting to tap into the plus-size market by offering stylish clothes for larger women. Plus-size bloggers and models have led the charge, showing women all over the world that big can be beautiful – and stylish. Models Robyn Lawley and Ashley Graham appeared in Sports Illustrated and Tess Holliday became the first size 22 woman to get a modeling contract.  

We are in the midst of a changing landscape for the plus community and Straight/Curve gives us an inside look. Through interviews with plus-sized models, photographers, agents and more, the documentary attempts to discuss the issues plus models face these days and the work that’s left to do when it comes to mainstream fashion being more size inclusive. From changing the way we think of sample sizes to integrating plus- and straight-size model boards, experts discuss what it means to be plus in fashion today and their hopes to promote size diversity in the industry at large.

Straight/Curve is expected to release next summer on HBO.

[via Glamour]

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