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The market of celebrity lifestyle sites is fast becoming oversaturated–but not without the help of Reese Witherspoon, who is the latest blonde actress to announce that her burgeoning brand finally has a name. Ladies and gents, prepare yourselves for Draper James, the actress’ forthcoming lifestyle venture.
The site will shill things like lingerie, kitchenware, homewares, stationery, clothes and accessories–even items for babies. But unlike Draper James’ celeb-backed counterparts, Blake Lively‘s Preserve and Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Goop, Witherspoon also plans to have a brick-and-mortar location for her site, due to open next year. Paltrow opened a pop-up shop for Goop back in early May (accounting for her marked absence at this year’s Met Gala…not that she was too jazzed about going this year anyway), but that only came six years after its launch. Looks like Witherspoon is coming out of the gate with big plans for domination.
And if you’re thinking that Mad Men had something to do with the name of the site, you would be mistaken. According to E! News, Witherspoon settled on Draper James as an ode to her grandparents and southern upbringing. Aww.
We’ll have to wait until 2015 before the launch, but it’ll certainly be a buzzy one, I think mostly because people will be curious to see how this site is different from Goop or Preserve. But in spite of their differences, all three are the same in that they’re providing already rich ladies with more pocket change.
A lot of us will be happy to see the back of our well-worn jeans come winter’s end, but Wrangler‘s new Spring 2014 collection might make us think twice about ditching our denim goods once the sun comes out to play. While denim is our go-to material over the colder months, Wrangler is here to remind us just how well summer denim goes down, with cut-off shorts and white denim for its latest range.
Shot by Darren MacDonald, model-of-the-moment Valerija Erokhina was tapped for Wrangler’s latest collection showcasing a modern twist on classic 70s styling. The women’s range tells a vintage-inspired story with floral halter crops, classic white playsuits and knit stripe T-shirt dresses pared back with the brand’s iconic denim pieces.
It’s effortless, natural, classic, sexy, and although it has a vintage feel, incredibly modern. The range has already started dropping in-store, just in time for Jeans for Genes Day this Friday. (more…)
We’ve discussed cultural appropriation here before, in great detail in fact, after H&M made the glaring error of stocking Native American headdresses. It’s a subject we keep circling, whether we’re discussing headdresses, bindis or even language, but now one Canadian music festival is putting an end to it all by banning the wearing of feathered headdresses at its event.
British Columbia’s Bass Coast Festival, which takes place on aboriginal ground no less, has issued a request that all festival-goers please leave their hipster war bonnets at home. You’ve probably already come across the news that’s reverberated across global media, where the majority of commentators have been applauding the festival’s stance. I’m in the same bracket, which is why in honour of Bass Coast’s landmark decision, I’m including some examples of hipster headpieces you can wear without causing offence, courtesy of made-in-Canada brand Headmistress.
Headmistress was founded by Toronto-based designer Jillian Wood, who prides herself on creating innovative accessories, ranging from flower clips and hippie bands to fur pieces made from upcycled vintage coats. Every piece is handmade and, more importantly, won’t cause offence as you shimmy and shake your way through summer. Let’s keep it PC people…
Clockwise from top left: Pink floral crown, $24; Red, white and blue floral crown, $24; Gray headband made with lightweight mesh, $17; Fiesta bouquet headband, $20; Peach and aqua feather clip, $15; Coral flower and feather headband, $19
We all do some silly things after we’ve had a few drinks, but it’s pretty certain that few involve agreeing to model at Paris Fashion Week wearing nothing but a bejewelled thong and a splash of body paint graffiti — that is unless you’re Edie Campbell.
The doll-faced British beauty admitted in an interview with the Telegraph that she was, in fact, a bit drunk when Marc Jacobs approached her to open his final show for Louis Vuitton in 2013. “I’d had quite a few mojitos by that point so I was just agreeing to anything,” she says. “They said, ‘Perfect! Come to the studio tomorrow so we can fit your jewelled thong.’”
Of course, being Marc Jacobs, nothing is as simple as it sounds and Edie remarked on how she actually had to stand for seven hours while her body was painted with the LV monogram. “I was exhausted — I’d had about six hours’ sleep in three days — and I couldn’t sit down while I was being painted,” she says. “The guy painting the type just completely lost the plot and kept spelling words wrong, so would have to rub it out and start again. By the end I was being held up by two assistants. It was incredibly stressful.”
Stressful it may have been, but it was certainly memorable and a far cry from her pared back look that she channels in other campaigns, such as Burberry and her recently revealed Fall 2014 images for Lanvin with the rest of her family and boyfriend Otis Ferry.
Her favourite outfit has to be her riding gear, though, and Ms. Campbell will be donning her riding boots and crop again this week to race at the Glorious Goodwood Ladies Charity Race. Seeing as she won the Magnolia Cup last year, let’s hope she stays away from the mojitos and holds on to her title.
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- Jeff Koons reveals what goes into making those pricey, shiny sculptures. [Telegraph]
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- Cynthia Rowley‘s got a brand-spanking-new bag line, hitting shelves for Spring 2015. [WWD]
- Tory Burch thought her brothers were pranking her the first time she got the call to appear on the Oprah show. [Business Journals]
- Streetwear’s new wave of high-end designers are taking the style to the next level. [Business of Fashion]
- The answer to fixing your broken flip flops is sitting in your bread box right now. [Popsugar Fashion]
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She has steadily become a force to be reckoned with in the world of modeling and now Kate Upton has scored an all-important September cover. The American beauty stars on UK Elle‘s latest installment posing on a studio floor wearing an outfit from Prada‘s Fall 2014 collection. Photographed by Matt Jones, Kate is also featured inside the magazine wearing the season’s most coveted looks from the likes of Christian Dior, Burberry and Chloe.
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Unfortunately, the cover hasn’t gone over well with our forum members. “I am very disappointed… it bores me to death,” wrote GlamorousBoy.
“It really is boring. Matt Jones usually does more fun stuff, outside of the studio. Hope the editorial will be more like that,” posted an optimistic KateTheGreatest.
LastNight is left unimpressed and commented, “It’s a nice shot of Kate and she looks beautiful – it’s just not a great shot for a cover. This new design Elle has going on is awful, it looks so cheap and ruins any image they use. A few years back they were producing really lovely covers with much nicer design, now it’s all so…forgettable and dull.”
Another non-admirer was honeycombchild: “Hm. I’m not a fan, and the angle doesn’t look too flattering on her face. How [un]eventful for a September cover.”
“Bit of a dull cover for a September issue, and the angle of the picture isn’t the greatest. Shame really, I’ve liked other covers I’ve seen with Kate Upton, she’s quite pretty. Hopefully the editorial is much nicer,” said an unsatisfied YoninahAliza.
“It does look like a catalogue shot no question about it, uneventful. I’m still struggling to understand Upton’s appeal…” declared Abracadabra.
Who’s betting there’s a more compelling image of Kate inside the magazine that would have made for a better cover? Await the content and share your own opinion here.