- Tess Holliday is releasing a clothing line, due to come out next year. [The Huffington Post UK]
- Brigham Young University bans the man bun, officially making it the college we would be least likely to apply to if we were 17 again. Man bun today, man bun tomorrow, man bun forever. [Complex]
- Apple is being investigated by the Russian government for gay emojis because…Russia. [THR]
- Helen Mirren is looking for an alternative to the word “beautiful.” [Stylist]
- Zendaya Coleman’s gorgeous Oscars look has been commemorated with a Barbie doll. [Page Six]
- V Magazine has some words of support for Gigi Hadid. [@vmagazine]
- No surprises here: People are more likely to think a recipe is unhealthy if they think a larger person made the meal. [The Cut]
When Karl Lagerfeld photographs celebrities, you can count on those celebrities to wax poetic about how awesome and talented he is. And they do just that in this behind-the-scenes footage of Lagerfeld’s shoot for the Chanel’s Bijoux de Diamants collection, a reissue of the jewelry range Mme. Chanel designed in 1932, along with the haute couture pieces to match. The video coincides with the Mademoiselle Privé exhibit hitting the Saatchi Gallery in London from October 13 to November 1.
Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore, Lily-Rose Depp and more chat about the collection and working on the campaign with Mr. Lagerfeld, who shot his subjects in Coco Chanel’s apartment. “I’m sure that as an artist, Karl works distinctively and compulsively in the same way that he does in all of his mediums. But really, as a photographer, there is such a naturalism,” Kristen Stewart says of the designer. “Once he sees something, you could be done in five minutes and not even realize that you’ve just finished the entire thing because he just knows sort of exactly what he wants.”
Watch all the behind-the-scenes action in the video above.
When you’re a supermodel, things aren’t always as peachy keen as they seem. Just ask Gigi Hadid, who took to her social media outlets today to let everyone know that being upheld as the standard of beauty in our society isn’t what it’s all cracked up to be – you still get unwanted haters. Hadid has been affected by negative comments she’s been getting on social media lately, particularly about her body.
“No, I don’t have the same body types as the other models in shows. No, I don’t think I’m the best in any given show. Yes, I have a unique walk but I know I have to improve. No, I’m not the first or last model of my type in this industry,” she wrote. “You can make up all the reasons as to why you think I am where I am, but really, I’m a hard worker, confident in myself, one that came at a time where the fashion industry was ready for change.”
We were still pretty hung up over Porter‘s fall issue with the ever-gorgeous Daria Werbowy on the front, that is until the title dropped its latest over the weekend. Porter continues to be a forum favorite and since tapping photographer Ryan McGinley to shoot the cover once again, we couldn’t be more thrilled. Throw in French actress Marion Cotillard running through a field of lavender wearing a fresh white Christian Dior dress and Porter has itself yet another home run.
Forum members couldn’t contain their excitement. “It’s so beautiful. Porter is consistently wonderful, it’s really great to see. Marion looks gorgeous, the setting is wonderful, I love the purple; it manages to be winter-appropriate without being too dark and it still feels fresh,” raved LastNight.
“Gorgeous! That simple flowing white dress with the purple lavender is beautiful together and Marion is always a pleasure to see,” responded a thrilled Nymphaea.
Also showing great enthusiasm was MON: “This is gorgeous! Beyond gorgeous even! Wow. Every looks so beautiful. It made Fall look so soft and not too serious. I love it!”
TaylorBinque agreed, declaring, “Truly beautiful cover. I thought it would take them couple issues to top the last one and this is really special. It’s an image that other magazines wouldn’t dare to put on the cover but here it fits perfectly.”
“Porter consistently turns out great covers and content. I spend a lot of time at Barnes & Nobles reading them!!” admitted justagyuy.
“This might just be the best fashion magazine out there at the moment. Any news on what’s inside?” asked an eager simon.
Read the review of Porter‘s Winter 2015 issue and in the mean time, join our discussion here.
James Franco is an odd fellow who seems to be very interested in womanhood, whether it’s posing in drag or, in this case, just being weird in general. i-D posted an interview with Franco, in which the actor’s male and female personas have a conversation about male privilege in Hollywood and society at large.
It’s one of those cases where the privileged tries to show they are aware of their privilege by calling themselves out when really the whole thing is one big annoying navel-gazing experience for an audience who can tell that you’re still pretty clueless. While it’s very nice that Franco is thinking about privilege, we think the “female” character he’s created sounds more like a curated selection of Jezebel comments and not someone who has an actual understanding of the issues women and people of color (mentioned only briefly) face. Perhaps someone should give Franco Matt McGorry‘s number. Read on for some choice quotes from the exhausting, masturbatory exchange.
Victoria Beckham continued her duties as UN International Goodwill Ambassador this weekend at the UN HQ, speaking for the Social Good Summit about the importance of continuing the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Beckham has been very active in trying to raise funds for women and children affected by the disease. Last year, she put her old clothes up for auction at The Outnet with some of the proceeds going to mothers2mothers, a charity dedicated to keeping HIV-infected mothers from spreading the disease to their children. (more…)