i-D Magazine gives us our daily dose of models with the release of its Summer 2015 issue. In true celebratory style, the British biannual title tapped a handful of beauties for its landmark 35th birthday issue — and it doesn’t seem that anyone was left out. Daria Werbowy, Lara Stone, Kate Moss, Grace Hartzel, Rianne van Rompaey, Jourdan Dunn, Malgosia Bela, Adrienne Jüliger, Edie Campbell, Jean Campbell, Natalie Westling, Stella Tennant, Freja Beha Erichsen, Anna Ewers, Karly Loyce, Greta Varlese, Tyler Littlejohns and Damaris Goddrie are each handed a solo cover, captured by Alasdair McLellan.
With cover girls like these, i-D was sure to catch our attention. “Ooh Freja!! Her and Jourdan’s smiles are so infectious! These shots are great, almost classic! Lara seems to be looking younger and younger nowadays,” complemented Benn98.
“Freja looks so fantastic! That smile,” added JoCaderone.
“Freja’s cover is perfect! She looks so fresh, youthful and beautiful!” agreed yesitsdagny.
Cosmic Voices shared, “So many covers! Rianne’s slays so hard. Freja, Adrienne and Natalie’s are also my favorite.”
Also showing support was Valentine27: “Honestly all of these covers are amazing! It’s hard to pick one!”
Understandably, however, not everyone was so impressed. “This magazine and winking cover concept got old a long a$$ time ago, and having 3463454 boring covers for one season sure doesn’t help matters,” complained HeatherAnne.
“So so sick of multi-covers,” agreed gazebo.
“Seeing the wink repeated in such a simple way over so many covers makes it looks like they’ve all got something wrong with them. Kate looks like she’s suddenly realized she’s forgotten to lock the car,” noted tigerrogue, throwing us into hysterics.
View all of the covers and tell us which is your favorite here.
OK, so not every guy can age as flawlessly as George Clooney, but according to the silver fox himself, it’s better to just let Father Time do his thing. And considering the alternatives, we think he’s right. Clooney chatted about aging in Hollywood as a male actor and for him, it’s just about looking the best you can at your age instead of fighting life’s natural progression.
“You have a couple of options – which is get older or die,” he told BBC Radio host Jenni Murray. “And so you have to get used to the idea that your roles in films and who you are and how you’re perceived is going to change. That will disappoint people at times.” As for his gorgeous gray locks, Clooney (thankfully) has no intention of dying them. “I’ve seen it happen – particularly on men – I don’t think it really works, I think it actually makes you look older. I’m a big believer in the idea that you can’t try to look younger. You just have to look the best you can at the age you are.”
Clearly, Clooney is rocking his 54 years quite nicely. And we’re sure his wife Amal agrees.
Nick Wooster just nabbed himself a new gig. The menswear style expert has signed on with At Large magazine to serve as the publication’s style editor. He will start by working with the triannual on its September issue and will be hitting the Menswear Fashion Week circuit for At Large this June.
“I have always wanted to work in editorial, and it really is the last point in my career triangle,” Wooster said of this new appointment. “At Large has such a wonderful point-of-view in its art direction, feature stories and fashion editorial, it will be a pleasure to work with the team and add my talents and expertise.”
Nick Wooster has a lot on his plate. He just launched a capsule collection with Lardini and headed all the way to China to promote it at Strasburgo boutiques in Shanghai and Beijing. Wooster’s position at At Large is effective immediately, so he is jumping right into the new role. Creative director Randall Mesdon is thrilled that Wooster is joining the team. “Nick is a menswear legend, with his style emulated around the world, and a long time friend,” he said in a press release. “Everyone at At Large could not be happier Nick is part of the team. His fashion business expertise and style personify the At Large reader, and I know our partnership will enhance an already outstanding publication.”
We can’t wait to see what Wooster brings to the magazine.
Dior Homme creative director Kris Van Assche will have a bit more free time now that he is shuttering his namesake label. “Times are tough for independent labels,” Van Assche wrote in a letter explaining the break. The designer will not be producing anything for the Fall 2015 season and is closing down his store in Paris.
Van Assche has served at the helm of Dior Homme since 2007 and started his eponymous brand 10 years ago. Though he is closing operations, it sounds as if the designer is hopeful that his label will make a comeback in the future. “Awaiting the right project for my label, I will now focus on Dior Homme in order to enhance what I have been working on during my first eight years as men’s artistic director for Dior.” Let’s hope he finds that “right project.”
In light of the news, Van Assche will be skipping men’s fashion week this season. We hate to see his label go, but we’ll just have to be content to enjoy Van Assche’s work for Dior.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner are doing it all. Between Kylie’s hair extensions, Kendall’s skyrocketing modeling career and that app they’re working on, the youngest members of the Kardashian-Jenner brood have a lot on their plate. A few months ago, it was revealed that the pair would be joining forces with Topshop to sell a collection of clothes and it looks like the heavy promotion for the range has begun.
The reality TV sisters have launched the Kendall + Kylie Instagram and Twitter accounts and have already uploaded images of themselves poring over design sketches for their Topshop range. We can only see small glimpses of the sketch sheets, but we made out what looks like an off-the-shoulder jumpsuit with a cut-out at the stomach, a red dress with a criss-cross back, a few pairs of pants and what could possibly be a long coat. Also: lots of crop tops.
They also revealed close-up sketches of what we assume are supposed to be Kendall and Kylie in some of the Topshop looks. Though the sketches look more like renderings of Scarlett Johansson and Kat Dennings, what little we can see of the actual outfits is really cute.
Kendall + Kylie just launched the social media accounts a few days ago, racking up 167,000 followers on Instagram already. There are under 400 followers on Twitter as of now, but we’re sure that will quickly change.
The collection is due to hit stores June 3.
[h/t ELLE UK]
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley appears disappointingly lifeless on Vogue Japan’s June cover but thankfully vamps it up on her latest cover gig. Joining the likes of Natasha Poly and Gisele Bündchen, Rosie becomes Lui Magazine‘s newest cover girl. Photographed by Luigi & Iango, Rosie evokes a femme fatale wearing an eye-catching transparent PVC trench coat on the racy French title’s June 2015 cover.
It’s a shame our forum members aren’t so satisfied with the outcome. “What a bore,” declared HeatherAnne the moment the official cover found its way inside our thread.
“IMO very monotonous. Most of the pics are just variations of a pose, they look like outtakes,” an underwhelmed kokobombon added.
In agreement and rather horrified was EstefaniaAbaddon: “Boy, she can’t pose. She really can’t. Everything looks so forced, so tacky, so graceless. I can’t believe Lui is releasing this.”
KateTheGreatest wasn’t jumping for joy either. “It’s okay but I wish something different would’ve been done. Feels like we’ve seen this type of editorial a million times before,” she ranted.
The rest of us were left wanting even more. “So sultry and provocative. I’m obsessed!” raved mcmarket, projecting a different attitude.
TeeVanity shared his enthusiasm too, writing, “Love it, Rosie does no wrong in my eyes!”
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