For the first time in history, a woman is about to be on the ballot of the United States presidential election. Elsewhere in today’s news, you’ll see that an A-list celebrity couple that shall remain nameless is very consciously uncoupling, and the general consensus is that the wife is neither pitiful nor jilted, but a strong, caring, independent, politically engaged mom who will be just as happy standing on her own as she was when she was one half of Hollywood’s most revered couple.
Suffice it to say that the whole “what does it mean to be a woman in today’s society?” or, put more simply, “what will I be when I grow up?” conversation sounds a whole lot different to today’s little girls and boys than it did just a few decades prior. Which is why Amy Schumer, Blake Lively, Katie Holmes, Shoshanna Keats-Jaskoll, a mother of five living in Israel and Facebook users worldwide are particularly peeved with the following image:
Girls’ Life magazine promises its tween audience tips on how to “wake up pretty!” and first kiss confessionals. Boys’ Life, meanwhile, encourages young men to explore their future: “Astronaut? Artist? Firefighter? Chef? Here’s how to be what you want to be.” Each glossy targets readers of a very impressionable age, each touts a drastically different message. (more…)
The last time our forums were this hung up on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Spain was back in April when a sultry Alessandro Ambrosio stared back at us, and for October 2016, model Joan Smalls similarly captivates our forums. In the stunning cover shoot, Joan works the lens of photographer Txema Yeste wearing a black PVC trench coat worn over a monochrome swimsuit, while posing under the warm summer sunshine (as you do). Already on the cover of Glamour‘s October issue, our forum members can’t get enough of Joan’s latest.
Everyone was loving it. “They really love her in Spain it’s crazy the jobs she gets, that’s high-profile: lots of Vogue, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar and local magazines covers and spread too. This one is a good one actually,” Bertrando3 championed.
“I love it!! She looks sexy and strong. She should have been on the October cover of Vogue Spain instead, and Kendull [Jenner] should have been on HB,” pointed out RanThe. (more…)
Courtney Love has been spending some quality mother-daughter time with Frances Bean Cobain recently, with the two starring in a new fashion film for Burberry.
Love uploaded the short film to her Instagram account, and it shows her dancing with Frances in and among a throng of statues at Burberry’s Makers House in London.
It’s the latest in a number of fashion campaigns that Love has starred collaborated on recently, and she’s also set to star in Marc Jacobs’ forthcoming Fall campaign.
You can check out the new Burberry video, below.
By now, we know exactly what to expect from Gucci’s advertising campaigns with Creative Director Alessandro Michele having implemented his bohemian aesthetic from day one. Per usual, British photographer Glen Luchford was selected to capture the newly unveiled Cruise 2017 campaign. But in a shocking move, the ads star 79-year-old actress Vanessa Redgrave, whose presence steals the spotlight from the rest of the cast, the picturesque scenery and even manages to overshadow the clothes.
The campaign seemed to leave our forum members divided in their opinions, however. “Tragedy continues,” stated Scotty the moment the images came to light, suggesting he wasn’t a fan of Michele’s take on Gucci.
“If you switched the thread title to Dolce & Gabbana I wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference. What was the justification for firing Frida [Giannini]?? She wasn’t selling enough clothes? How is the new designer selling clothes??” asked a dumbfounded jj36. (more…)
As if Paris Fashion Week wasn’t already our favorite installment of the month-long runway extravaganza (we’re looking at you Dior, Lanvin, Lemaire, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Dries Van Noten, Chloé, Courrèges, Off-White, Loewe, Acne, Céline, Chanel, Miu Miu, Junya Watanabe…we could go on, but we won’t), Rihanna had to go and add her Fenty x Puma collection to the mix.
The R&B singer turned fashion designer has scheduled not one, but two evening presentations on September 28, at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. (local time). Lucky attendees of the Paris collections will have to choose between the Fenty-flaunting spectacles and the Lemaire and Vionnet presentations (#firstworldproblems). The rest of us can tune in to Tidal — no membership necessary — to take in all the action, including interviews and behind-the-scenes content in real time.
“It’s a dream for me to be able to present my second collection of Fenty Puma by Rihanna in Paris,” said the Puma creative director. “I approached this season very differently and felt the theme and concept was best suited for one of my favorite cities, Paris.”
Her Fall 2016 collection, which hit stores earlier this month, was filled with references to Japanese street style — gothic lettering, towering platform boots, crops and corsetry, oversized hoodies, upscale wrestling gear and modern tracksuits. (more…)
Poor Chloë Grace Moretz doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to eye-catching and flattering magazine covers, but Teen Vogue took a stab at profiling the actress for its recently revealed October/November issue. The magazine has been doing incredibly well lately, selecting diverse cover stars and delivering a fantastic September cover featuring Tavi Gevinson. For its latest, Bruce Weber photographed Chloë, who was joined by her now former boyfriend Brooklyn Beckham. Awkward.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF TEEN VOGUE
“Wait didn’t they break up already? Ah teen Love… so fleeting,” A.D.C. pointed out straight away.
“Is that actually Brooklyn? Weird that they didn’t show his face nor name him on the tags. It’s a weird cover but I like the cinematic feel, it looks more like a movie still,” kokobombon added. (more…)