- Ariana Grande lets down her curls. [@arianagrande]
- Gwen Stefani is joining forces with Urban Decay for a makeup collection. [@urbandecaycosmetics]
- Zendaya is CHI’s new spokesmodel. [WWD]
- Erdem takes the green carpet challenge. [WWD]
- Stella McCartney releases a bra made for women with mastectomies. [Telegraph]
- Apple Music’s Emmy Awards ad with Kerry Washington, Mary J. Blige and Taraji P. Henson was one of the best moments of last night (oh, and there are more spots with this cast to come!). Here’s how it all happened. [Adweek]
- Mansur Gavriel responds to accusations it copied shoe designs from Maryam Nassir Zadeh [BoF]
Most of us are still recovering from the nightmares Vogue Netherlands‘ September cover gave us, thanks to that deeply unattractive jumpsuit. Thankfully, with the release of Dutch Vogue‘s October 2015 edition, last month’s disaster is soon to disappear from newsstands, but can we forgive and forget? Andreea Diaconu is the magazine’s cover girl of choice this time around, posing before the lens of Annemarieke van Drimmelen wearing Christian Dior.
Safe to say, Vogue Netherlands has indeed regained our loyalty. “WOW love love love this cover!” Oxymore hailed immediately.
“Simple, clean, striking. Love!” simply stated gazebo.
Miss Dalloway was quick to show the cover some love, too, praising, “Such a gorgeous cover, love everything about this!”
Echoing the same sentiments was MON: “STUNNING! Yes. Yes!! There’s nothing wrong with it. I like the faded vibe of it that makes it seem dated yet so fresh. This is by far the best cover they’ve produced so far!”
“Love love love this cover, it’s so good. Their best so far. Everything just falls into place. Please continue this way,” pleaded an ecstatic KateTheGreatest.
“Really beautiful and captivating cover shot. And indeed October is slaying all of the September covers,” said a thrilled marsnoop2.
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We’ve pretty much fallen in love with Allure magazine all over again, having recently bestowed upon us fabulous covers featuring the likes of Taraji P. Henson and Salma Hayek. After serving us Jessica Alba for September, Allure goes from strength to strength by delivering Julia Roberts for October. An unexpected yet welcomed choice, the 47-year-old actress shines before the lens of photographer Tom Munro wearing a black silk Lanvin blouse, making us want to watch Pretty Woman just for the sheer hell of it.
Our worst fears became a reality this weekend when Kendall Jenner was unveiled as one of Vogue Paris‘ October cover girls. Joining the likes of Christy Turlington Burns (below left), Kate Moss (below middle) and Gisele Bündchen (below right), Kendall tries to hold her own against the supermodel legends, fronting one of the four covers for French Vogue‘s momentous 95th birthday issue. Kendall was shot by David Sims, while Christy was photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Gisele stripped for Mario Testino and Kate allowed Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott access into her Cotswold home. So, which one’s our favorite?
Forum members went off on one particular cover. “Kendall doesn’t belong between the supers. The covers are overall nothing special, it certainly doesn’t look to have taken much effort to make these covers,” Nymphaea slammed right away. (more…)
To say Dame Vivienne Westwood is politically active would be a gross understatement – not just any woman would ride a tank to the Prime Minister’s residence to protest fracking. It’s clear that Westwood is a woman dedicated to changing the world and her zeal carries over into her work as a designer. At her Spring 2016 Red Label runway show, Westwood had a troupe of models holding picket signs reading, “Austerity Is a Crime,” “Climate Revolution” and more. It’s a far cry from the mock-protest Karl Lagerfeld held last year that left a sour taste for many who felt the display was insensitive when there were real people in the streets fighting for real issues that affect people.
Westwood, who aptly named her show “Politicians R Criminals” has been outspoken about fracking and has used her runway shows before to make political statements, like last year when she adorned her models with pro-Scottish independence buttons for her Spring 2015 Red Label show. “I have a voice because I’m a well-known fashion designer,” she said to the Press Association, “and this gives me the opportunity to open my mouth.”
We hear you loud and clear, dame Vivienne. See the full show below. (more…)
Kendall Jenner has lived a very public life and, while it seems we hear and learn more than we ever wanted to about her and her tabloid-magnet family, in an interview with WWD, Jenner says that compared to the rest of her clan, she keeps her life relatively private. “I’m always paying attention to that, and I try not to be too invasive into my personal life. When I was younger, I used to tweet a lot, everything I was doing and feeling. I can’t do that anymore because it’s just giving people too much room to judge. I love posting a good picture, though.”
There has been a lot going on in Jenner’s life, particularly with the very public transition of her parent Caitlyn Jenner. Though Kendall says she accepts and loves Caitlyn for who she is (and kind of knew about her issues all along), it is still an adjustment she’s getting used to. “I’ve known since I was a kid. He never confirmed it to me, but I’ve known for a very long time. It’s the same person. My dad says it herself sometimes, it’s kind of like mourning the loss of someone, because it is. My dad is my dad, but he’s not there physically anymore. But she lets me call her dad — that’s the last little piece of dad I’ve got.”