- Gigi Hadid covers Adweek, which delves into the Instagirl phenomenon. [Adweek]
- Big Sean is collaborating with BAPE. [Complex UK]
- Your Sunday afternoons are probably not nearly as fabulous as Patricia Field’s. [NYT]
- Harvey Weinstein was questioned by the NYPD after a 22-year-old woman claims he groped her. [NYDN]
- How the ideal female form has changed throughout (mostly) Western history. [BuzzFeed]
- Kit Harington wishes you would stop talking about how hot he is and focus on his art, thank you very much. [Page Six]
- ELLE’s “Ultimate Black Hair” guide fell short for a lot of black women. [Tea & Breakfast]
- This photo series shows how images in the media have a negative effect on women’s body image. [BuzzFeed]
Khloé Kardashian and her sisters love them some makeup. Between Kim’s flawless contouring and Kylie Jenner‘s plump, drawn-on lips, it’s clear that the reality TV clan knows its way around a makeup brush. Indeed, the Kardashian-Jenners spend so much time getting gussied up that they’ve come up with their own slang for it — terms that can be confusing to us mere mortals. Khloé explains the nomenclature to Into The Gloss.
“One time I said to someone, ‘I have H and M tomorrow,’ and they were like, ‘Why are you going to H&M?’ I thought everyone knew that H and M meant ‘hair and makeup,’ but then I realized it’s just us,” she said. H&M: Affordable retail destination for us poor folk, shorthand for the Kardashian-Jenner family’s expensive day-to-day routines.
Khloé, who admits she sometimes wears lip color to the gym, says that’s not the only term the sisters use for their hair and makeup sessions. “I’ll be like ‘What time is glam?’” she said, “and people are like ‘What the f**k is glam?’”
But whether you call it “glam,” “H&M” or “not worth the daily investment,” one thing’s for certain: Whoever the Kardashians have got on their glam squad is doing a bang-up job.
[via Into The Gloss]
Every now and then a magazine completely blows us away and as the May covers continue to trickle out, U.K. Harper’s Bazaar is the latest to excite. After Margot Robbie‘s sleepy April cover, Lupita Nyong’o gives us life for the month of May. The Oscar-winning actress posed for Alexi Lubomirski for the subscribers’ cover (pictured below) wearing a white floral leather dress by Fendi. Miranda Almond styled the sitting and we’re already left wanting more.
As expected, our forum members were quick to express their excitement. “What a lovely image, and it actually ties in with this season. This reminds me of a more superior version of Dior’s Spring 2015 campaign. Her skin looks so edible, hope I don’t offend by saying that. I’m quite impressed with the level of fame Lupita has reached. To have booked this cover with nothing to promote? Only the likes of Gwyneth, Kate Hudson and SJP are afforded that luxury,” admired Benn98.
“I love Lupita, she’s so beautiful and inspiring. Always glad to see her on a cover,” Emmanuelle later added.
ThatGuyPaul shared the same sentiments: “The cover looks amazing. Love to see Lupita on magazines more often!”
Also showing the cover some love was tigerrogue who stated, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bad shot of her. I’m really looking forward to seeing this.”
“What a beautiful cover! This is just so refreshing after seeing generic after generic covers. Another thing that I like about this one is that it makes you smile and the fact that it doesn’t look forced / contrived. Fantastic!” hailed MON in agreement.
GlamorousBoy simply used the word “wonderful” to describe the cover and we couldn’t agree more.
Await Lupita’s cover story to surface and join the discussion here.
If reports are to be believed, it seems as if quite a bit of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s relationship is based on image – after all, when you’re banking on your outer appearance to help keep you relevant in the media, the pressure to be 100% perfect is on. But when that pressure is coming from your significant other, someone who should be supporting you regardless of what you look like, things can get a little sticky.
On a recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim talks about her personal trainer and Kanye West’s frustrations with the target weight goals being set for her. Kim says she has to get down to 120 pounds, to which the trainer allegedly says, “no way, I can’t imagine you 15 pounds lighter.” Kanye’s reaction, of course was very, uh, Kanye-like.
“So, [Kanye said], ‘we need to get another trainer then, because if I tell you that she needs to lose weight in between her toe[s], you are going to figure out a f*cking toe weight.'”
While it is not uncharacteristic of Kanye West to reject the opinion of trained professionals, it is quite bizarre to us that he wouldn’t take his wife’s health into consideration. Sure 120 pounds might sound like a healthy weight, but does he really think someone who is a professional personal trainer is going to set a weight goal for someone that might actually wind up being harmful to her health? Also: KIM KARDASHIAN DOES NOT NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT. SHE LOOKS FREAKIN’ GREAT!!!
But we guess (at least in his world) Kanye knows best…
Coco Rocha can add “model mommy” to her list of accomplishments as the 26-year-old has given birth to her first child, Ioni, with hubby James Conran.
Before the little one was born, Rocha had already set up an Instagram account for her, the first image being of Rocha about to deliver, with the caption, “The time is right to make my grand entrance.” The following pictures of the newborn girl prove that she definitely takes after her mama and is already posing for the camera like a pro.
Rocha posted an image of little Ioni to announce her arrival. “James and I are so proud to welcome into the world our healthy and beautiful baby girl, Ioni James Conran! She’s the best of both of us and completely perfect from head to toe. #BabyConran is now officially@ioniconran!”
Check out more images of the newest addition to the Conran family.
Interview delivers yet another unconventional image for its newly-released cover but the concept has unfortunately fallen flat with our forum members. The Andy Warhol-founded title selected Sia as its subject for their April 2015 issue, posing for Gregory Harris wearing a Balenciaga creation which is evidently overshadowed by an obnoxious wig. Although we admire a magazine that takes risks, we cannot help but grant this cover pretentious.
“Not liking this at all. The shot and the layout doesn’t make this look like a cover at all. I don’t like the gradient shadow as well. It’s like a teaser cover” disapproved MON.
“Just tired of the gimmick at this point, and when its been done to death, all you get is a big yawn. Exactly what this cover made me do!” Miss Dalloway agreed.
TeeVanity failed to show enthusiasm either. “Oh dear, I like the cover but it would have been great if it was someone else hiding their face. Sia has stretched this hidden face era too long now. I thought since she have a new album coming up soon it would have changed but maybe she’s caring on that same message.” he questioned.
Also underwhelmed was Marc10, “The fact that she likes the hide her face and her overall persona was a perfect chance for them to do something really outside of the box and eye catching, but sadly the cover turned out very lackluster. People like Guido do such incredible how with wigs and sculptural hair, so this was a big missed opportunity.”
“This might be same old same old for Sia but it’s not every day that you see a person’s face completely obscured on the cover of a US magazine. The colors are very attractive too so this will definitely be arresting in real life.” appreciated Melancholybaby, switching the mood up a notch.
Take a peek at Sia’s cover story inside the thread and share your own sentiments here.