- Missy Elliott is reportedly performing with Katy Perry at the Super Bowl halftime show. [Rolling Stone]
- Word on the street is that Vogue is interested in putting Amal Clooney on its cover. [Grazia]
- Why aren’t fashion houses hiring big personalities? [The Cut]
- Why life isn’t as easy for the Instagirls as Naomi Campbell thinks. [Refinery29]
- Pour out a Dr Pepper for Bonne Bell, the parent company of your favorite childhood Lip Smackers is shutting down its operation. [Cosmopolitan]
- Graffiti artist Chris Uphues and LOFT team together for a Valentine’s Day collection. [WWD]
- Rachel Zoe delves into maternity. [WWD]
- Iggy Azalea lashes out at Steve Madden on Twitter over “disgusting” photoshoot, then apologizes. She needs to be put down for a nap and be grateful for having a lucrative shoe deal. [Yahoo! Style]
- That time Harper Beckham called her father chubby. [ONTD]
Isaac Mizrahi is adding color cosmetics and skincare to his long list of endeavors. The line is called True Isaac Mizrahi and will be a 144-piece collection that will debut on February 9 on his QVC show, online at IsaacMizrahi.com and at retailer Beauty Brands. Once the rollout is complete, the line — which has an extensive range of lip, eye and face products — will be available in 150 stores.
“My color sense has always been my calling card,” Mizrahi told WWD regarding the large collection. “We’re not dipping a toe in the water, we’re jumping in the lake. And one of my goals as a designer has always been to get my customer to look in the mirror the right way. I don’t want her to buy this because it’s a big fantasy, but because she will look in the mirror and think she looks good.”
Mizrahi is no stranger to new business ventures. In 2002, he became one of the first designers to team up with Target to successfully create a women’s apparel line, and did so until 2008. In 2010, Isaac Mizrahi Live! began to air on QVC and in the fall of 2012, he launched a fragrance. So it is no surprise that he has big plans for this line, telling WWD, “We had about 150 things we had to cut in the line. I’d love to see the line tripled in both size and reach at this time next year.”
If you’re a magazine junkie like us, then it’s apparent that Toni Garrn is a favorite of Numéro. Most recently, the German model graced the cover of French Numéro‘s double holiday issue with fantastic results. This time around, Toni stars on the Russian edition of the edgy fashion title’s February 2015 issue. For its 20th edition, the magazine tapped photographic duo Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones to capture Leonardo DiCaprio’s former flame sporting a Dolce & Gabbana dress with wet hair scraped back from her flawless face, showcasing some questionable eyebrows.
Forum members were quick to notice those odd eyebrows, too. “It’s an overall nice image but her eyebrows and sitting pose bother me. Glad to see Toni again,” commented Benn98, who made his feelings clear from the get-go.
“Yikes, is she trying to emote?” MyNameIs asked.
Also feeling a lack of presence from Toni was fluorescentbeat, who ranted, “Everything looks great! But her expression is so empty.”
“I like the concept of background. Toni’s outfit is okay but her face with this makeup seems dead. The hairstyle is awful too. It’s too heavy for me,” echoed narcyza.
“I like the atmosphere, the hair & makeup and the styling looks nice here. I hate her expression though but it suits her well, I guess,” added Valentine27.
Forum member sore just wasn’t a fan of Irina Marie’s styling. “I wish she’d wear something less tacky, but it’s a nice cover overall,” she declared.
What’s your opinion on Toni’s new magazine cover? Await more from the issue and join the discussion here.
James Franco hearts Lana Del Rey — seriously. The actor praises the singer to the high heavens in the latest issue of V Magazine and it sounds like dude may have a bit of a crush. “Lana lives in her art, and when she comes down to earth for interviews, it gets messy, because she isn’t made for this earth,” he said. “She is made to live in the world she creates. She is one who has been so disappointed by life, she had to create her own world. Just let her live in it.” Just let Lana live, y’all. Much like James, she is an artist/supernatural creature just blessing us from time to time with the privilege of her attention. How nice of her.
The actor loves Lana so much, in fact, that he wants to work on a film with her — and in no way is he doing it so he can get closer to her and perhaps kindle a flame deep within her that starts a long, torrid, beautiful love affair for the ages. Nope, not at all.
“She has this idea for a film. I want to do it because it’s a little like Sunset Boulevard. A woman is alone in a big house in L.A. She doesn’t want to go out. She starts to go crazy, and becomes paranoid because she feels like people are watching her. Even in her own house. It’s like an awesome B-movie that lives in Lana’s head. It’s about her, and it’s not about her. Just like her music.”
Umm…OK, then. We, uh, just wish these two the best.
You would think that a company that does $3.85 billion in revenue would at least be able to properly outfit its graphic designers with the tools they need to do their jobs. You would think. But according to a lawsuit brought against Forever 21 by Adobe, Autodesk and Corel, it seems the retailer has been cutting corners on that front.
The suit says that Forever 21 has been infringing on the copyright for programs like Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. The plaintiff’s qualm is that Forever 21 didn’t use the proper licenses for the products, saying that “Defendants have: (a) copied and reproduced certain of the Adobe Products, Autodesk Products, and Corel Products; and (b) circumvented technological measures that effectively control access to the Adobe Products, Autodesk Products, and Corel Products (collectively, the ‘Access Control Technology’).” Adobe says that it has been tracking several instances of this infringement and wishes to be compensated for any revenue it lost because of Forever 21’s actions.
Again, we’re not sure how or why one of America’s largest private companies won’t pay for its employees to have proper work equipment, especially when those things count as a business expense. But you know what they say about common sense…
You can’t go wrong with a straightforward shoot for a fragrance campaign. After seeing multiple ad campaigns for various fragrances over the holiday season, from Chanel’s big budget No. 5 commercial to Lara Stone’s stellar shot for Versace’s Eros scent, it’s refreshing to see a pure and simple campaign for spring. Nina Ricci’s most recent campaign for its new scent L’Extase features Laetitia Casta wearing minimal makeup and is photographed by Dusan Reljin, who’s known for his captivating, beauty-focused imagery.
It should come as no surprise that our forum members are head over heels. “Beautiful and pure. Like it,” raved narcyza the moment the ad surfaced.
“This is great, very pure indeed. Can’t stop looking,” added Nymphaea in agreement.
Also full of enthusiasm was justaguy, who posted, “Beautiful, how refreshing to see such a natural looking photo these days.”
“It is a sensual shot indeed, there is a certain attractiveness in its simplicity and naturalness. I wish her hair didn’t look like it hasn’t been washed for 2 weeks though,” later noted Sweet rus.
It seems as though tigerrouge doesn’t admire the styling of the hair, either. “Perfume for the moments when you can’t be bothered to get out of bed to wash your hair.”
ALAUU declared that you “Can’t go wrong with Laetitia,” and we agree!
Check out a teaser for the commercial inside the thread and add your own two cents here.