Earlier today, Chanel officially dropped its Métiers d'Art Paris‐Dallas collection campaign; as announced late last year, the ads star Kristen Stewart and were photographed by designer Karl Lagerfeld.
In an interview with the British publication Grazia Daily, the actress spoke at length about how "amazing" it was to shoot a Chanel campaign with Lagerfeld.
On the red carpet, Stewart has been known to exude a strong don't-give-a-f*ck-about-fashion vibe (lots of hoodies and slouching and scowling), but she's maintained strong ties to fashion brands and designers over the course of her career. In fact, her relationship with Nicolas Ghesquière was legendary: "I will totally run away with you," she reportedly told the designer when he was fired from Balenciaga (Stewart did not actually cut ties with the house, and remained the face of the brand's Florabotanica fragrance after Alexander Wang came on board).
Whether or not things are still warm and fuzzy between Stewart and Ghesquière, the actress is certainly throwing some of her love in Lagerfeld's direction. Maybe she gets a commision on each Lagerfeld-related compliment as part of her Chanel contract?
From the Grazia interview:
"When you meet him, he's the opposite of intimidating, he is everything that my experiences taught me about true artists which is that they do what they do because they love it and they need to do it and they have fun doing it."
"Everything today [on the set] was like breathing, it was so easy and he knew as soon as he saw what he wanted, it was like 'done!' It was effortless and he's awesome and he's so sweet."
"It always felt like a privilege to wear Chanel and to be around Karl who is an artist that, for me, constantly inspires. He manages to never stop moving forward while remaining completely quintessential."
"The idea of Karl, what he has accomplished, the role he has created for himself in the arts and in society. The only intimidating thing about him really is that scary unapproachable facade which is something people project onto him I think. Because when you meet him or you have the opportunity to watch him work or in my case 'work with him' he is so awesome."
"Basically and obviously, he is so much more than a fashion designer; he is a true renaissance man, one of the greatest artists of our time."
Typically, Vogue Taiwan is bashed and dissected pixel by pixel by theFashionSpot forum members. However, it seems the magazine may have reached a turning point with its May 2014 issue. We actually have an internationally relevant cover subject fronting the issue! Miranda Kerr stars on the front cover wearing a retro-inspired outfit, donning a pair of high-waisted shorts, a bikini top and matching jacket. The 31-year-old Australian beauty now has seven Vogue covers to her name and is currently also on the cover of Elle Spain's May issue.
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It’s an exciting time for British heritage brand Burberry as it opens up its Shanghai flagship store, and who better to invite along to help kick off the celebrations than two of Britain’s favourite models, Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse?
Last Thursday, the brand threw the party of all launch parties in Shanghai for an evening of celebratory performances and a recreation of its amazing Fall 2014 runway show. The event ended with Cara channeling her inner Mary Poppins as she flew across the sky with her umbrella in hand.
Image via @Burberry on Twitter
If you’re feeling a bit sad about not being part of the evening, fear not as @Burberry live tweeted throughout, so you can still catch the highlights over on Twitter. Plus, the social savvy @Caradelevingne also showed us the event from her perspective as she documented her funny Shanghai shenanigans and gorgeous wardrobe on social media throughout.
Image via @Burberry on Twitter
Image via @Caradelevingne on Twitter
Judging from Cara’s photos, one thing is definitely clear, that she and long-term friend Suki seemed inseparable throughout the visit, causing some to speculate that their close friendship was the cause of Cara's recent split from girlfriend Michelle Rodriguez.
Fashion has long looked to Australia’s ostracized indigenous culture for inspiration. But it looks like this might finally be having an effect that goes beyond a new summer print. Desert Designs was one of the highlights of MBFWA recently, breathing new life into the artwork of a deceased Aboriginal artist. The inaugural Australian Indigenous Fashion Week, which fell only a day later, picked up where they left off with a showcase of indigenous culture and design that sought to show the world “it’s not just dots.”
Now Ingrid Verner is issuing another challenge to the industry. The designer only launched her namesake brand Verner in 2012, but her Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, titled “White Wash,” is very confident in its criticism of the “white Australia policy” favouring Caucasian immigrants. This is a collection that was made to cause a stir.
If the phrase “White Wash” didn’t have such negative connotations attached, the collection is certainly able to be very appreciated on a solely aesthetic level. Shape-wise, it’s big on oversized street wear, vibing a litte off children’s wear too. Think comfy things you can move around in. It’s also more understated than we’ve seen in the past. Chalk that up to normcore, if you will. Midi lengths and loungey separates run throughout, and the socks-and-Birks styling can’t go without a mention.
But the fabric details are where things really get interesting. Off-whites and greys suggest “white” is more complex than it may first seem, and textural details like quilting, ribboning and puffy dots add a further element of diversity. Verner was also inspired by the work of Aboriginal artist Destiny Deacon, who made heavy use of Australian kitsch iconography, black memorabilia and dolls.
If you needed another incentive to stay away from all those overseas chains popping up this winter, Verner is it.
As Rihanna so famously said in the March 2014 issue of Vogue, “If I’m wearing a top, I don’t wear a bra… If I’m wearing a bra, I just wear a bra.” But what if she's wearing neither a top nor a bra? Thanks to Lui magazine, we have our answer. The "Can't Remember to Forget You" singer covers the French ladmag this month, pictured in a bucket hat, body chain, pink bikini bottom and…that's about it. Rih seemed to forget her bikini top for this image, opting out of wearing one altogether.
Yes, for the zillionth time, we can see Rih Rih's boobs—even that nipple piercing is on full display with nowhere to hide.
The cover was posted via a Rihanna fan twitter account, @RihannaDiva, and according to their tweets, the whole thing was lensed by Mario Sorrenti. The account posted a second, pantsless snap of the singer, who seems to be OK with wearing a top as long as her bottom is bare.
Quite frankly? I love it. It's a racy image, but it's on par with Rihanna's "badgal" brand. Besides, what girl couldn't do with a little topless sunbathing now and then?
What do you think of the cover? Tell us in the comments!
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British Vogue's editor-in-chief, Alexandra Shulman, must have been baiting theFashionSpot forums when she shared the photo above along with the caption, "Guess who's looking great on this early print issue of June @britishvogue."
Shulman's Instagram account is marked private and I don't have access, so I can't verify what time the cover preview first appeared online, but the tease was reposted to the forums earlier this morning. Within minutes, Rigida had identified Kate Upton as the likely cover star; almost immediately, Srdjan was able to confirm based on the horseshoe tattoo visible on the model's wrist (Upton has one that's identical).
The model is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana two-piece swimsuit; the item also appeared on Eva Herzigova in the March issue of Harper's Bazaar Spain.
Kate Upton made her British Vogue cover debut in January 2013.