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The Plight of Celebrities on the Internet, as Told by Gwyneth Paltrow

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"What does Gwyneth Paltrow know about coding?" was the question probably running through the heads of the guests at the tech event Code Conference this week. Indeed, Paltrow, founder of the lifestyle site Goop.com, was wondering the same thing before she took the stage at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Turns out, she doesn't know much about code, but as the speech she made shows, she knows a lot about getting made fun of online. The actress and shiller of overpriced lifestyle goods mostly spoke about her experience dealing with negative comments from the Internet's peanut gallery, extending her 5-minute slot into a 15-minute speech on nasty Internet behavior. 

“Celebrities, we’ve always gotten stones thrown at us and, you know, for good reason: We’re annoying," she said in what is probably the most self-aware statement Paltrow's made to date. "Some of us look okay, we look like we have money, our lives seem great. That may or may not be the case… Nevertheless, we get it. Or, at the very least, we expect that it’s part and parcel to what we do. Anyone in any field who has their head rise above a poppy in the field, they get their heads chopped off. It’s our human nature to feel that way, and to do it. …Everybody takes shit, it’s just the way it is.”

But the fact that a few mean comments are to be expected as a celebrity doesn't mean that's any excuse for Internet trolls to talk trash about Gwynnie and her famous friends: “The lack of empathy that is created when people can anonymously opine about the looks or actions of others…It’s where we are in our culture. Yes, it does worry me, for the development of my kids and the next generation, that people can be so cruel without experiencing the consequences of being so cruel face to face.”

Still, in her world, the teasing–it's not all about her: "When you’ve been made fun of and excoriated and dragged through the mud and lied about for 20 years in front of the world…you actually realize it’s not about you.. Somebody has to know you for something to be about you. They can think it’s about you because you look a certain way or you’ve expressed an idea, but it can’t be, it’s not possible. You cannot be more than a representation of an internal object that person is carrying…I’m just there, and people can throw up whatever is going on internally that you are triggering in them." Yes, Gwyneth, we all made fun of the $300/day diet you published in your It's All Good cookbook because we're secretly insecure about not being able to afford duck eggs or Manuka honey.

You got us, Gwynnie.

[via Re/code]

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Jessica Hart Basically Wore the Same Dress Twice at Cannes

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Well, they say if the shoe fits, you should buy it in every colour. Evidently a similar rule applies for dresses, at least if you’re Jessica Hart and the dress not only fits but exposes a sufficient amount of thigh.

While Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman saw Cannes as an opportunity to cover themselves in every embellishment available this season, the Aussie model was only concerned with proving her insane body isn’t just the work of Harpers Bazaar Australia’s airbrushing team.

For Roberto Cavalli’s yacht party, she wore a silky pink Pucci gown with a ruched waist, subtle halter neck and thigh-high split. And just a day later, at the model-heavy amFAR gala, she stepped out in what looked like the same dress given a dye job. (There’s an innovative new way to travel more lightly!) It was actually an icy blue Vionnet.

Jess teamed both gowns with identical #wokeuplikethis hair and basically zero makeup, because she can. We suspect if we raided her Edie Parker clutches, we’d find little more than a stick of Burt’s Bees.

Are you here for the admittedly stunning style repeat or do you wish she’d tried something different?

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Nicole Bridger x Zoë Pawlak Create Wearable Art

Collaborations are all the rage this summer, but if Mara Hoffman x Havaianas isn’t quite your thing, you may be interested in something special a little closer to home.

Nicole Bridger x Zoë Pawlak silk print

Vancouver based Nicole Bridger, best known for her dynamic fashion line of ethical materials, has recently partnered with local artist Zoë Pawlak to create five custom fabrics for her spring/summer collection, which she dubs “Ready for Love.” Fuchsia pink, electric blue and vibrant chartreuse tones dominate the line, consisting of a silk crepe kimono Jacket, pink silk shorts, attention-grabbing joggers, a blue button-front dress and the dramatic floor-length silk “Inspire” dress fit for any summer romance.

Nicole Bridger x Zoë Pawlak silk print

There are around 55 pieces in all, each providing an effective and beautiful canvas for Pawlak’s striking paintings, the portions of which have been enlarged for a bold look. The full collection was showcased earlier this May in an East Vancouver soiree, but thankfully we can snap up all the pieces online at Nicole Bridger’s store (ranging from $142 to $234). I simply adore all the loosey-goosey designs, but feel like this Samantha Dress really speaks to me.

Images via NicoleBridger.com 

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Georgia May Jagger is Unrecognizable on Vogue Japan’s July Cover (Forum Buzz)

Georgia May Jagger is Vogue Japan's latest cover girl. Photographed by Willy Vanderperre, the British model is seen with poker straight hair, bleached eyebrows and minimal makeup for the July 2014 cover shot. Japanese Vogue's covers usually work for me, but there's something slightly off about this. It's lifeless, considering the cover suggests this is a body special, but our forum members are picking up on something else…

Vogue Japan July 2014 Georgia May Jagger

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"All this trouble to make her look like Lara … why not just get the original?" questioned Marc10. The Lara Stone comparisons started to flood in thick and heavy within minutes of the cover being posted.

"It's the best she's looked BECAUSE she looks like Lara," commented anlabe32.

HeatherAnne was another member who failed to recognize Georgia at first: "I wouldn't have even guessed this was Georgia, it looks nothing like her."

"Georgia might look like Lara, but IMO It's still a nice cover!" enthused fashionlover2001.

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Kendall Jenner Makes Surprise Appearance Inside Vogue Paris June/July Issue

Just a few months ago she was walking the runway for Chanel, Givenchy, Giles and Marc Jacobs during Fashion Week, now Kendall Jenner is making a surprise appearance inside the June / July 2014 issue of French Vogue. The reality star turned high-fashion model is seen posing alongside a number of other vacant girls whilst being photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. Stylist to the shoot, Katie Grand, was no doubt the instigator of Jenner's appearance. Kendall is seen wearing various outfits from Chanel and Prada (which I think she looks fantastic in!).

Kendall Jenner Vogue Paris Editorial Preview

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Are you at all surprised? I thought it would be interesting to see which editor or publication would be the first to feature the 18-year-old beauty, after getting a seal of approval from the likes of designers Karl Lagerfeld and Riccardo Tisci. However, this isn't exactly Kendall's first high-fashion print gig; Jenner was photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for the March 2014 issue of W magazine.

Watch: Was Kendall Jenner Fashion Week’s Biggest Publicity Stunt? [theFashionDish]

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Thomas Tait Nabs First-Ever LVMH Prize

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Thomas Tait can call himself a winner today, as the designer is the first to snag the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize. After being vetted by a panel of LVMH design superstars like Phoebe Philo, Karl Lagerfeld and Raf Simons, as well as bosses Delphine Arnault, Pierre-Yves Roussel and Jean-Paul Claverie, Tait took home the $409,270 prize and will get a year of mentoring.

Tait beat out a collection of worthy contenders. Finalists included Shayne Oliver of Hood by Air, Simone Rocha, Vika Gazinskaya, Miuniku's Nikita and Tina Sutradhar, Tillmann Lauterbach, CG by Chris Gelinas, Suno's Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty, Tim Coppens, Gabriele Colangelo and Simon Porte Jacquemus.

Congrats to Thomas Tait and his line! It will be interesting to see how his label develops with this injection of cash and backing from one of the world's largest luxury conglomerates.

[via WWD]

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