The Met Gala doesn’t exactly scream “forum for social change.” Celebrities walk the grand entrance stairs in gowns that could fund dozens of college educations and snap selfies with hands manicured to the tune of $2,000. Last year’s ball, entitled “China: Through the Looking Glass,” even led to some embarrassingly politically incorrect costumes when certain attendees — and the designers behind their look — bungled their Asian references (Lady Gaga, Georgia May Jagger, we’re looking at you).
However, when Madonna gets outfitted in yards of costly couture, she does it for a good cause — and we don’t mean the upkeep of the Met’s Costume Institute. Although this year’s breast and derrière-baring lace number triggered a slew of criticism, the inimitable pop star made it clear her reckless (we’re using the Beyoncé intonation here) Givenchy dress was “a political statement as well as a fashion statement” intended for one of the most-watched red carpets of the year. (more…)
You’d think with the jaw-dropping covers Vanessa Paradis has provided us in the past, daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp would be doing just fine in the photogenic department. In January, LOVE magazine did a number on the Chanel ambassador with a cover shot of Lily-Rose wearing a face full of garish makeup and now Vanity Fair France serves up a fairly generic and lifeless cover for May 2016. Photographed by Scott Trindle, the 16-year-old looks pretty uncomfortable in the portrait cover image and our eagle-eyed forum members picked up on the awkwardness immediately.
“What an ugly cover. One of the worst of her,” pointed out narcyza straight away, about to set the tone for comments to come.
“Prime example of someone who can take good pictures of themselves but fails when it comes to pictures being taken of them by other people. See also: Kendall [Jenner],” laughed Elite13. (more…)
Something about it containing a drying agent makes us actively avoid licking our nail polish. Something about KFC accidentally serving one woman a fried kidney makes us not want to frequent the fast food establishment. Yet we’re oddly intrigued by the chicken chain’s new “Finger Lickin’ Good,” limited-edition, flavored — and supposedly edible — nail polishes.
As part of KFC Hong Kong’s new marketing campaign, the brand teamed up with McCormick, the makers of its secret spice mix, to create two savory polishes: “Original,” a glitter-flecked nude, and “Hot & Spicy,” a bright, sparkly blood orange. (more…)
James Corden has nailed it again. This Wednesday, The Late Late Show host invited the voice of our every angst-ridden moment, Gwen Stefani, to “Carpool Karaoke” and the results were nothing short of magical.
Highlights include the No Doubt co-founder sharing the secret to her youth (apart from cosmetic surgery), explaining what the heck she is saying in “The Sweet Escape” and acting out various emojis, until Corden stumps her by declaring she be the “eggplant.” (“It’s the dick, no? Yea, the eggplant is this guy. It’s the truth, as I call it,” Corden explains, to which Gwen, giggling, points out that the name of her new record is This Is What the Truth Feels Like.) (more…)
Johnny Weir at the 2015 Kentucky Derby; Image: Getty
The first Saturday in May is nearly upon us and we all know what that means — another Kentucky Derby and another outlandishly stylish getup by onetime Olympian, current NBC Sports reporter Johnny Weir. Johnny and bestie Tara Lipinski, also of former figure skating glory, will once again lug their seven suitcases to Louisville to act as fashion and lifestyle experts for the network’s coverage of the two-minute, 142-year-old pony show.
Though the majority of equestrian society will be sipping mint juleps decked out in pastels and fascinators, Johnny’s outfit will be all about the wearable tech — i.e. a robotic brooch that gallops and lights up at your command. Yes, those of you with an unquenchable thirst for sartorial domination can tweet using the hashtag #WatchMeNeighNeigh (will that meme never die?) and it will be just as if you were trackside with Johnny and Tara, pulling on his lapel in the flesh. (more…)
Vogue Netherlands missed the opportunity to have a stellar cover last month by ruining a gorgeous shot of Romee Strijd with a rather mediocre layout. This month, however, the mag hits the nail RIGHT on the head with a clean and pure cover featuring Julia Bergshoeff. Making a return to the cover for a third time, Julia was captured wearing a dreamy off-white Chanel dress by Annemarieke van Drimmelen.
Our forum members unanimously praised the cover. “Easily their best cover to date,” declared a very affirmative MON the second the cover broke.
Nepenthes agreed, enthusing, “Definitely one of their best covers! Love the serenity of it!” (more…)