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Emma Watson Speaks Out on Hollywood Sexism

Emma Watson

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Emma Watson has been a prominent voice in addressing gender inequality and she continues to do so in an interview with The Guardian in which she discusses the sexism she’s experienced as an actress in Hollywood. Watson discusses the fact that the people in leadership positions on many of the projects she’s worked on have been male.

“I have been directed by male directors 17 times and only twice by women. Of the producers I’ve worked with 13 have been male and only one has been a woman,” she said. “But I am lucky: I have always insisted on being treated equally and have generally won that equality.”

Watson notes that in male-dominated work environments, it’s often hard for men in charge to relate to women when there are problems in the workplace. “If something does go wrong in the workplace, the support network is not brilliant. The men at the top often find it difficult to relate to a lot of the problems women face and therefore, we aren’t taken very seriously.” But it’s not all bad. Watson also says that she has had the privilege of working with men who hold feminist values and expressed her displeasure towards women who perpetuate sexist and discriminatory practices.

Still, the lack of women in director and producer roles is a clear issue in Hollywood. If we want better portrayals of women onscreen, if we want to get rid of the kind of sexism and inequalities Watson has dealt with, it’s important for there to be more women in leadership roles – their insight could prove to have a positive effect on how women are portrayed onscreen and maybe, how they’re paid offscreen. The Sony hack emails that hit the Internet late last year showed that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid less than their male costars in American Hustle, only seven percent compared to the boys’ nine percent. Obviously, gender inequality is rampant in Hollywood and it is good that actresses are calling attention to the issue – and calling for change.

 [via the Guardian]

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We Have a Lot of Questions About Khloe Kardashian’s Velvet Range Rover

Khloe Kardashian has taken the term “pimp my ride” to new and more impractical heights. The reality TV star took to Instagram to show off the latest customization on her enormous black Range Rover and, yes, it is frivolous and has us wondering how she’s going to maintain it at all.

 

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Khloe shared an image of her new ride, now covered in black velvet to Instagram. “Thank you @westcoastcustoms for lacing my range,” she wrote. “Yes, he wrapped my truck in velvet and I LOVE it!!! I feel like my car is rocking a Sean John sweat suit.” Just when we thought we were done with velour.

We’ve got to admit – the velvet is a bit impractical but still kinda sexy. Though we do have a lot of questions for Khloe. Like, what will happen to the car if it gets caught in the rain? And does she need to carry around a giant lint brush? What’s next, sequins?

[via @khloekardashian]

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Exclusive Sneak Peek: RUSSH Magazine’s Chanel Shoot with Caroline de Maigret

Caroline de Maigret

Photo: Nick Hudson/Russh

Russh Magazine has tapped French model Caroline de Maigret for Issue #66, giving theFashionSpot an exclusive sneak peek inside its Chanel-heavy editorial.

Photographed by Nick Hudson, the editorial delivers a mix of out-of-focus black-and-white shots accompanied by candid high-fashion snaps against a hazy-blue backdrop.

Dressed exclusively in Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2015, the fashion-filled pages boast laser-cut seamless jackets pared back with hand-beaded dresses, combining old and new.  (more…)

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Link Buzz: Tess Holliday Delves Into Design, Zendaya Coleman Gets a Barbie Doll

  • 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]

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Watch Celebs Gush About Karl Lagerfeld in This Behind-the-Scenes Video of the Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Shoot

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.

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