Well, this is #awkward. Paris Hilton’s ex, River Viiperi, and her new rumoured beau, Australian model Jordan Barrett, had to work together on Wednesday, February 18, for Jeremy Scott’s Fall 2015 runway at New York Fashion Week.
We can’t imagine that it was a comfortable scenario. Splitting up is hard enough without having to get your hair and makeup done next to the man who’s said to be canoodling with your ex-missus. Then there’s the fact that Jordan, 18, is five years younger than River, 23, and walking the same major fashion show. It’s like the big old break-up knife just keeps on twisting for poor River.
It’s not like the Spanish model was just a fling, either, with River and his then-señorita Paris splitting after a solid two years dating just last year. Her relationship with Aussie up-and-comer Jordan, however, is yet to be labelled as fling, couple or friends. They were spotted partying together during Milan Fashion Week last month, and have been hanging out during NYFW after walking Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief show together.
If Paris and Jordan haven’t gotten to first base yet, we think seeing him in Jeremy Scott’s childish prints would’ve got the cougar all worked up. It’s probably the perfect time for her to pounce.
Her BFFs Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are strutting their stuff down numerous NYFW runways, but Hailey Baldwin finds herself on the cover of Wonderland. Hailey vamps it up on Wonderland‘s February/March 2015 issue, smashing her way through a pile of concrete slabs while sporting a pair of high heels, giving us high-octane energy with a wind machine lifting up her blond locks. Available on newsstands now, Hailey, Kristen Stewart and Douglas Booth each land covers for the issue.
“No shade but these boring rich white American girls scare the s**t out of me (not specifically this magazine because this isn’t surprising). They lock the way for the kids I stand for and they’re doing it for fun. What kind of demonic?[sic] And imagine the other rich kids they encourage… I hope it stops,” griped gulsah as soon as Hailey’s cover surfaced, not getting us off on a very positive note.
“At least she has more expressions than Kendall Jenner,” added miucco.
GlamorousBoy didn’t sound interested, either, declaring “Oh god… that face again” inside the thread.
“Hailey has the sex appeal of a stone hard bread in that ed,” said coutugh. Ouch.
Forum member HodanChloe was also left unimpressed. “Out of the brat-pack (Kendall, the Hadids, Cara etc), Hailey is the one that baffles me the most. Like…what?” she questioned.
See inside the thread for the rest of the covers, check out some previews and share your opinion here.
There are few men more beautiful (or who have better skin) than Jay Manuel, and now the America’s Next Top Model vet wants you to look as gorgeous as he always does. Manuel is releasing a line of cosmetics, aptly named Jay Manuel Beauty.
The range already has a dedicated website and offers everything from foundation and lip gloss to blush and makeup brushes. The hero of Manuel’s line is the Filter Finish Collection, a range of products to enhance your face-boasting foundations, concealers, bronzers and more, and is made with micronized silk and diamond dust. These ingredients are supposed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and imperfections.
The beauty line also has a corresponding app, which allows you to find out which of Manuel’s products will work best for you based on your coloring and personal style, be it “classic,” “iconic” or “avant-garde.” “Women instinctively put themselves in one of [these] three categories,” Manuel says in an informational short about his brand. “These three women I really wanted to focus on.”
You can check out Manuel’s line of products here. The collection will go on sale at HSN starting March 26.
[via The Huffington Post]
Every designer has to look for inspiration for their collections, but KTZ designer Marjan Pejoski has upset a few people with his latest for Fall 2015. The collection is inspired by Native American patterns and design, or as Pejoski and WWD questionably put it, as “a tribute to ‘the primal woman indigenous to this land,’ who evolves into a sexualized, empowered being.”
Adrienne K. at Native Appropriations points out that one of the designs Pejoski presented is extremely similar to the work of Los Angeles-based Apsáalooke (Crow) and Northern Cheyenne designer Bethany Yellowtail. Adrienne says that Yellowtail’s designs come out of Crow beadwork that has existed in her family for generations, and that the geometric designs actually have meaning. Indeed, the KTZ dress in question looks rather similar to some of the patterns that come through in Yellowtail’s work.
Adrienne calls Pejoski’s interpretation a “mockery and a celebration of cultural theft.” While it is hardly a crime or an offense to be inspired by other cultures, as we know, it becomes a different animal altogether when the source of inspiration is not given the kind of credit they deserve. Still, it is difficult to say whether or not Pejoski ripped off Yellowtail’s designs (we don’t know for sure if it was Yellowtail’s particular designs or even something he saw on Tumblr or on the street that could have prompted him to design something like this). It is difficult to imagine that someone working in fashion would be ignorant of the highly sensitive nature of borrowing from other cultures, particularly Native Americans. There has been quite a bit of backlash against designers, festival goers and celebrities who choose to don headdresses or put them on a runway. Unless you live under a rock, it’s hard not to notice these instances.
Still, it begs the question: When does “inspiration” formally cross the line into appropriation? Does the very act of being inspired by a particular cultural design make it appropriation, or is it being inspired and not referencing or paying what may be considered due homage to the original inspiration? Perhaps this could have been avoided if, as Adrienne says, KTZ had made it known it consulted or included Native American designers in the making of the collection.
We reached out to KTZ’s publicist for comment and will update once we get a response.
[via Native Appropriations]
In recent years, Topshop Unique has become one of the coolest tickets at LFW, but it’s not all about those front row attendees. Each season, Topshop tries to push the digital boundaries to create a socially innovative show that anyone can enjoy from the comfort of their own home.
Never content with simply livestreaming the catwalk, Topshop always goes the extra mile to get fans involved. For this Sunday’s show, the brand enlisted the help of Twitter and erected six giant digital billboards across the U.K., including Manchester, Liverpool and London, which will break down the trends as they emerge on the runway. If you fall in love with the runway trend and want to discover how to emulate the look at a fraction of the price, simply tweet the relevant trend hashtag @Topshop and you’ll receive a curated edit of the pieces currently available to buy in Topshop stores.
Haven’t dabbled with social currency yet? Then there’s no better time than during Fashion Week. Head over to Topshop’s flagship in London’s Oxford Circus where there’ll be a special vending machine asking you to simply tweet to receive treats.
If watching the show online or on the big screen at the London flagship still just doesn’t do it for you, then tweet @Topshop with a review of the show for the chance to win a ticket to the Spring 2016 show. Maybe there’ll be a front row seat with your name on it next season.
We’re inundated with choices on the newsstand right now, as numerous publications produced multiple covers for their big March issues focusing on the new spring collections. Interview is the latest mag to drop on our forums and members raced to the thread to see the anticipated covers from the title known for pushing the boundaries of fashion photography. Kristen Stewart stars on two separate covers, lensed by Steven Klein and styled by Karl Templer. Resembling stills from a movie, The Twilight actress was captured at nightfall on location in New York, pictured alongside a vintage ride.
As always, the real question remains: Are our forum members impressed? “Much prefer the second cover but not really into it…her past two covers, particularly the 40th anniversary were hard to beat. Not really here for the faux blonde hair + repeat concept of the Wang campaign,” commented Fiercification.
“Oh come on the March issue I was anticipating the most and we get her? Sporting the rattiest hair to ever grace the cover of a magazine? The editorials and interviews better be amazing,” Melancholybaby later replied.
Also not showing much enthusiasm toward both covers was Emmanuelle: “That’s not really my thing, I don’t like the colors and the light.”
Miss Dalloway definitely wasn’t feeling it as she expressed, “What a letdown, after waiting so eagerly, they give me Kristen Stewart? No, thank you! March issues have been such a dull fest!”
Thankfully, MyNameIs soon lifted the mood: “I like it. Both covers work for me. Her expression is kinda dull on the first one but she still connects with her eyes. Plus the overall styling, colors and composition pull it all together.”
“I like the ‘dirt’ of it, that she’s up to no good, hanging around in cars, in the red light district. As people do…” said tigerrouge.
Which cover will you be tracking down? Check out Kristen’s cover story and join the discussion here.