- Fashion Week scalpers are making a killing selling tickets to the shows. [Gawker]
- Cosmopolitan is launching a Nigerian iteration. [WWD]
- Here is how often people are re-wearing their clothes and bed linens without washing. [Mashable]
- North West was NOT too happy about sitting front row at Alexander Wang. [Stylist]
- Children’s fashion is making big money. [The Guardian]
- Lady Gaga got engaged to Taylor Kinney. [Page Six]
- Jessica Simpson released a series of Fifty Shades of Grey themed photos with her husband that no one necessarily wanted to see. [@jessicasimpson]
Earlier this afternoon, Kanye issued unto us a two-word missive via Twitter:
The rapper/designer sat down for a 4,800 word interview with Style.com, and read we did. It’s definitely not lacking his usual one-liner gems, but Kanye was also refreshingly frank about his influences, references and his talented team at Adidas. Whatever you thought of the collection, the entire interview is worth a read. We’ve picked out some of our favorite moments for the Cliffs Notes version below.
On the simplicity of his designs: “And then from my art background—from my heart background—I have a perspective on color that I’ve always wanted to get across… Even with the way we took Adidas socks and turned them into sports bras. It’s like, “What is almost like Alaïa that you can sweat in?” A sock! And it had to only be the sports bra because it looked really funny once [it] started going into the biking shorts. I tried that and that didn’t come out so well.”
On his relationship with the fashion industry once he started dating Kim Kardashian: “But soon as we started dating, fashion people were really opposed to the idea of reality stars. And all the relationships, the somewhat friends that I had somewhat built up, completely turned their backs on her and me.”
On his critics: “So anyone that’s out there that gave me a bad review on my first collection and felt that that helped me do better now, fuck you. You didn’t help me. You just talked.” (more…)
Swiss watch company Hublot is finally showing the ladies a little love. The brand has tapped Bar Rafaeli as its new ambassador – the first female to hold the title. Hublot chairman Jean-Claude Biver sees Ms. Rafaeli as the perfect woman to front the brand, based on her credentials and public persona. “We think that from the age point she is close to our customer, she is an entrepreneur, she is quite independent, she is elegant but still somehow low profile and she is a little bit sporty,” he told WWD. “So we said ‘if she has all this let’s start with her.'”
Hublot fêted the new addition to the family and the groundbreaking of its Fifth Avenue store this weekend. She will join names like Dwyane Wade, Usain Bolt, Jay Z and Kobe Bryant, who have all served as ambassadors for the label.
‘Tis always a sad thing when a man you don’t know personally, but are convinced would totally make a great boyfriend, finds love with another woman who definitely can’t romance him like you can. Such is the case with Benedict Cumberbatch, who got married this weekend, giving Cumberbitches the world over a serious case of the sads.
Benedict and his now wife Sophie Hunter tied the knot — ON VALENTINE’S DAY — in a ceremony that was attended by 140 guests, including Keira Knightley, but sadly none of the actor’s fans with the gall to object to the union. The pair wed at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church in Mottistone on the Isle of Wight, which looks like something out of a Downton Abbey episode. Sophie Hunter, consider us insanely jealous.
A hearty congratulations to the new (expecting!) couple!
[via Page Six]
Magazine Antidote has been a favorite of ours since the first issue of the France-based title landed in our forums. Now on its ninth edition, the mag released a new set of covers entitled “The Digital Issue.” Daniel Sannwald captured models Gigi Hadid, Emily DiDonato, Liu Wen, Sasha Luss, Sean O’Pry and Myles Crosby for the occasion. Out of all the cover subjects, we just cannot get over Gigi’s dramatic transformation, as she appears almost unrecognizable in a green wig and frumpy outfit.
Forum members were quick to descend on the thread. “I am so happy to see Sean landing another cover of Antidote since he focuses on his acting career more than modeling,” Mody appreciated.
“Makes sense. Sannwald’s whole vibe is to take a photograph and add a crap-ton of filters and effects to it,” added iclawhands, applauding the collaboration between publication and photographer.
Members soon began to announce their favorite cover and one clearly stood out from the rest. “Liu Wen’s cover is GORGEOUS,” ThatGuyPaul explained.
“Liu’s definitely the best one for me too,” posted thenewclassic.
“Liu and Emily for me, though I’m very annoyed that this ‘wet strands in the face’ hair trend is still raging 3 years later. I really wish it’d end!” declared Benn98.
“Ugh, Gigi’s cover is awful. Liu is perfection, she won,” announced thatsfierce.
Forum member kokobombon ultimately agreed. “IMO Gigi’s cover is the worst, the styling is awful. Sean & Liu’s are my favorites, the background and his pose makes me think of Kenzo,” she admired. (more…)
There has been no shortage of opinions on Kanye West’s latest effort for Adidas. Some critics found the clothes inoffensive, others wondered why more people weren’t honestly analyzing the rapper’s fashion cred. But in the aftermath of the show, one thing is for certain: It was quite a production.
Behind-the-scenes details from the show are slowly trickling out and it looks like Kanye was keen on making sure his latest turn on the runway was perfect. Russell Simmons, who watched the show from the front row, confirmed that Yeezy put a lot of work into his first collection for Adidas. Russell claims that he visited Kanye as he was putting the show together, and that the rapper was “locked in that studio for 72 hours… I left, went to Chris Rock’s birthday, came back, he’s still there at 2 a.m.” Russell also noted that Kanye had enlisted the help of 30 stylists for the affair because you can’t have enough opinions when you’re trying to make body stockings look cool.
Besides the clothes, many people noticed that Kylie, the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner set, was chosen to appear in the presentation over her sister, buzzy model Kendall. According to Page Six, Kylie was reportedly the second choice after her big sis, who allegedly could not participate in Kanye’s presentation due to a deal she had with Alexander Wang. While one source says the rapper had always intended on using Kylie, another claims the casting was “a whole controversial thing” and that the thought process was, “If you can’t get Kendall, you get Kylie,” since Jenners are interchangeable and all.
[via Page Six]