- The website for Melissa McCarthy’s clothing line is expected to launch in August. [WWD]
- Kathy Griffin sent an email to some undisclosed recipients asking them to support her departure from E! Fashion Police on social media. [BuzzFeed]
- President Obama (hilariously) reads mean tweets about him. [Jimmy Kimmel Live YouTube]
- Nick Offerman and Chelsea Handler get naked for the cover of Esquire. [Esquire]
- Would you tie the knot in any of these 3-D printed wedding dresses? [Mirror]
- Is Kim Kardashian’s platinum blond hair actually just a wig? [Radar]
- Kenneth Cole casts a double amputee for his new fragrance campaign. [WWD]
The 34-year-old is a catwalk favorite of many, but it looks like she’s over the fashion show scene — or, you know, just too rich now to have to do runway work. Must be nice. Anyway, Gisele will be hitting up São Paulo Fashion Week next month to officially bid the catwalk adieu. Her send-off will be on the runway for Colcci on April 20.
But don’t be too sad — you’ll still be able to see Gisele’s gorgeous face in ad campaigns and fashion magazines. You didn’t think she was going to give up that highest paid model spot so easily, did you?
Let’s hope her last walk is her fiercest yet.
Vogue Russia‘s latest cover has received mixed reactions in our forums, but the glossy got at least one thing right: Natasha Poly. The Russian beauty has fronted her native Vogue ten times previously and was captured this time around by photographer Txema Yeste. Stylist Olga Dunina dressed the current face of Isabel Marant in Valentino Haute Couture — and a few butterfly accessories.
An element of the cover image is bothering forum members. “First of all, haven’t we had enough butterflies yet on the cover that they decided to put one on her mouth? This is what you get for being excessive and over-emphasizing. If it weren’t for the butterflies, this could have been such a strong cover. Her vulnerable and innocent stare is piercing and hauntingly beautiful but sadly it is thoroughly distracted by the butterflies,” disapproved MON immediately.
“So pretentious. This looks like when you don’t know what to do and try to be original… Could have been a great cover without the excessive butterflies,” echoed KissMiss.
Srdjan doesn’t feel the same way: “It’s quite unusual, but I like it – Natasha pulls it.”
HeatherAnne also liked the cover, saying, “I think it works well with the styling, and it’s something different at least, she looks gorgeous.”
“Love the cover! It is very angelic, love the butterflies, love the hairstyle. Will buy!” raved lalatran.
“Finally! Something new from Natasha x Vogue Russia! Really looking forward to the couture ed!” enthused khyrk, anticipating the cover story.
Do you share the same opinion? Let us know inside the thread here.
Forget dancing shoes, this season Mulberry‘s cutting a rug barefooted, or at least Cressida Bonas is. The British actress (and Prince Harry’s former boo) has been tapped to star in the brand’s latest campaign, alongside actor Freddie Fox.
A shoeless Bonas enters at the foot of a grass-laden staircase, dancing her way upstairs and through the halls of a Clerkenwell, London courthouse until she finally comes upon a Mulberry bag, which she leaves with before bumping into the hunky Mr. Fox on her way out. The Ivana Bobic-directed short is the first of Mulberry’s From England with Love series, choreographed by Martin Joyce. If you get the sudden itch to shop any of the pieces you see in the video (and why wouldn’t you?) Mulberry’s got a special edit to help you get the look.
Watch the video above and tell us if it doesn’t make you want to just up and cut a rug right now.
[via Mulberry YouTube]
While there is still quite a long way to go in terms of diversity in advertising, there are brands dedicated to making real strides in order to recognize the many faces of beauty. Diversity goes far beyond the bounds of ethnicity or race and Clean & Clear is making an important statement by tapping a transgender teen to front its latest campaign.
Jazz Jennings is a 14-year-old trans activist, author and soon-to-be TV star appearing in a TLC docuseries about her life called All that Jazz. For Clean & Clear, Jazz is featured in a video for the campaign, in which she discusses her struggles growing up as a transgender child. “I was a girl trapped in a boy’s body. Growing up has been quite a struggle, being transgender, especially in middle school,” she explains. “I basically kept to myself, but this year I decided to make a change, and put myself out there to make new friends. For the first time, I invited girls over to the house. I started hanging out more… I’m just having fun being one of the girls.”
Clean & Clear’s “See the Real Me” campaign invites girls to tell their own stories via social media and participate in the discussion with the hashtag #SeetheRealMe. Watch Jazz in a video for the campaign below. (more…)
Heidi Klum has taken up Elle Macpherson’s torch, launching her line of branded lingerie with Bendon. Pour one out for Elle Macpherson Intimates, but save some to sip in celebration of Heidi’s new Heidi Klum Intimates line. Inspired by the Moulin Rouge and St. Tropez, Heidi’s first crop of flirty skivvies certainly does the brand justice. Take your pick of lacy lingerie rendered in silks, satins, loungewear and sleepwear. Heidi’s line will also offer lingerie options for nursing mothers. “I am a mother of 4 children, so I genuinely understand the importance of finding the right lingerie,” she said in a statement. “I want women everywhere to feel sexy, empowered and confident in my collection, every time they wear it.”
The Heidi Klum Intimates collection is available at Journelle, Net-a-Porter, Selfridges, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s. Heidi fêted the launch of her collection this afternoon at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street location in New York City. Check out a few images from the affair below. (more…)