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Numero’s Racist “African Queen” Editorial Stars White Model Ondria Hardin in Blackface [UPDATE]

Well this is just stupidly racist: Numero cast 16-year-old white model Ondria Hardin in an editorial called "African Queen" and um, "styled" her in blackface for the shoot. (Originally spotted by Foudre.) This, of course, would have been a nice opportunity to hire a black model, as there aren't many jobs available for non-white models […]

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Is Model Stephanie Carta Making a High Fashion Comeback?

25-year-old former Balenciaga favourite and party circuit habitué Stephanie Carta has returned to the runway. [frockwriter] reports that the Sydney model walked in five London Fashion Week shows including Christopher Raeburn, Richard Nicoll, L’Wren Scott, Antonio Berardi and the International Woolmark Prize (at which fellow Sydneysider Dion Lee represented Australia). Prior to that, Carta had […]

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Leandra Medine Finished That Book of Essays

A few hours ago, Leandra Medine Instagrammed a shot of her computer screen open to the Word doc title page of her upcoming book of essays, which is apparently called Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls. The picture was captioned, "It's done! It's done! It's done! It's done! It's done!" Medine was not, I believe, […]

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Is Apple Bringing Back the Snap Bracelet?

Even though fashion icon Diane Von Furstenberg got gimmicky with Google Goggles at her Spring 2013 runway show (according to recent news, the tech company has since tapped eyewear brand Warby Parker to chic up the futuristic glasses) and designer Vivienne Tam partnered with HP in 2008 on a special-edition notebook meant to appeal to the […]

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Conan O’Brien Talks to Joe Galliano About His Brother’s “Hasidic Outfit” Controversy

No one's saying Bridget Foley's take on the recent controversy surrounding John Galliano's possibly Hasidic-inspired outfit wasn't thoughtful and informative, but of course her contribution was limited simply because, unlike Conan O'Brien, she didn't land an exclusive with the former Dior designer's brother, Joe Galliano.  I don't know what Conan's got on Joe, but the […]

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5 Things I Didn’t Write About Today

T Magazine's Deborah Needleman pledges to make the publication more diverse in the future. That's great news and I trust Needleman more than the average fashion editor, but people are always promising to be better and I've found that having zero expectations w/r/t progress is the optimal way of going through life. [NYTimes]   French […]

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Coco Rocha is Dancing with Herself for White House Black Market

Supermodel, co-host of TV’s The Face and all-around Canadian beauty, Coco Rocha, is taking center stage/tabletop for White House Black Market’s Spring 2013 ad campaign. Dancing her way through six head-to-toe workwear looks from the White House Black Market WorkKit Collection, Coco brings a sense of vibrancy and freshness to an otherwise static, robotic work environment. Photographer and […]

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Kate Middleton’s “Baby Bump” Wears MaxMara to Its First Public Appearance

Image via Getty Today, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the pregnant human woman formerly known as "Kate Middleton," appeared in public at the Hope House, an addiction treatment center in South London. The whole occasion was obviously just a photo op designed to showcase Middleton's never-before-seen pregnant belly and the Duchess dressed appropriately, choosing a printed […]

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