- James Corden is hosting the CFDA Awards. [Telegraph]
- Condé Nast College opens its doors in Shanghai. [BoF]
- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley just did a nude photoshoot for Violet Gray. [Us]
- If you didn’t think washing instructions on clothing could be offensive, then you haven’t seen this garment tag. [Paper]
- You know what the world doesn’t have enough of? Kardashian-related apps. Good thing Khloe Kardashian is here to right this terrible wrong. [People]
- Christie Brinkley injured herself trying to save a bird. [Vogue UK]
- Uniqlo is opening up more stores. [Racked]
- Karlie Kloss just invested some of her hard earned cash in Reformation. [Forbes]
Dove’s latest in female empowerment-focused campaign encourages women to own the fact that they’re beautiful. The beauty brand has launched a campaign that challenges women to confront the way they percieve themselves. At buildings in San Francisco, Delhi, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and London, Dove put the words “Beautiful” and “Average” above the entrances to see which door women would choose to walk through.
Dove interviewed some of the women to find out why they decided to walk though the doors they chose. Naturally, a significant amount of women picked the “average” door, a few pointing to the fact that they didn’t think the word “beautiful” describes them. One women said she went through the average door because for her, beautiful seemed “too far away out of reach.”
Another woman wondered if she chose “average” based on what society tells her is beautiful, as opposed to her personal feelings about how she looks. A few women needed encouragement from family members and friends to go through the beautiful door.
Once again, Dove’s campaign gives us some insight into how women see themselves and how damaging society’s notions and norms can be on the psyche of the average woman. Dove hopes that this campaign will help women be more conscious about how they perceive themselves. “Beauty is a choice available to all of us every day. However, it’s a simple truth that women all over the world don’t feel able to see themselves as beautiful,” the brand says on its dedicated tumblr. “Mindfulness is a way of helping us all think more positively about ourselves by learning to appreciate our own unique beauty.”
[via Dove YouTube]
Hey, Canadian shoppers: Tired of crazy duties and not enough online selection? Us, too. Pursebox just launched in La Belle Province to help bridge the gap between you and your favourite carryalls. The idea? To help bring Canadian and international brands to Northern home turf faster and easier. Because fashion doesn’t always have to be a pain, right?
Pursebox—officially launching on April 15—is promising “world-class brands without the import fees” and has brands like Lancaster Paris, Annabel Ingall and more stocking its e-shelves. Now, to shoppers addicted to clicking their way to top fashion items or who live far away from urban cities across the country, this is huge.
“When looking for a quality leather purse at an accessible price, Canadians don’t always know where to go,” says Ania Kuskowski, president of Pursebox.
And even if they do, they have to pay a premium for brand-name bags and the haute shipping that comes with it. On top of elevating the Canadian e-commerce market, Pursebox is promising to eliminate annoying duties on delivery and complicated cross-border returns.
“We’ve created an online destination where they can enjoy the latest purse trends without paying thousands of dollars for them. It’s a hub for purse-lovers,” explains Kuskowski.
Earlier this week, Giuliana Rancic came forward to finally explain what really happened when she made that tasteless joke about Zendaya’s hair at the Oscars on an episode of Fashion Police. Both Rancic and the show experienced backlash from fans and also from now ex-cast members like Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin. Rancic said her “patchouli oil or weed” joke was cut for time, and her references to hippie culture, like making peace signs and using the word “bohemian,” were edited out and that is the reason why the joke appeared to be so offensive.
Kelly Osbourne allegedly isn’t buying it. Osbourne has been a vocal player in this recent Fashion Police debacle, so when eagle-eyed Twitter users spotted what they believe to be a subtweet aimed at Rancic, they took the bait.
On Monday, Osbourne tweeted “Liars ALWAYS get caught,” which considering the timing of the tweet – happening just a few hours after Rancic’s interview on the Today Show aired – seems a little shady. Of course, unless Osbourne herself comes out to confirm that yes, the tweet was aimed at Rancic we can’t be 100% sure it was directed at her, but needless to say, the timing of the tweet is really quite curious.
There are rumors that Osbourne told Rancic during the taping that the joke was not a good idea, but she insisted on telling it anyway. According to Kathy Griffin, the joke was written by someone else, and not Rancic herself.
All we know is that this entire thing is a mess.
More often than not, we’re too wrapped up in magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and ELLE that we forget there are other interesting titles available at the newsstand. This week, Document found itself the topic of discussion in our forums as the New York-based title unveiled double covers for its Spring 2015 issue via Style.com. Hats off to the biannual magazine for scoring models Daria Werbowy and Lara Stone as cover girls. Daria was captured by Collier Schorr for the occasion, while Lara reclined back on a chair for Tyrone Lebon.
As you’d expect, one cover sticks out over the other. Or does it? “Is it me or does Daria look different?” questioned Oxymore immediately.
“Too much chest in Daria’s picture,” added madzedre, disappointed with the outcome.
DutchHomme wasn’t having any of it, either. “Daria looks uncomfortable. The cover would look better with some text on her chest. I like the cover with Daria the most BUT both covers are weak. Lara Stone is looking like a different person on that cover. Perhaps because the lack of Photoshop,” he shared.
Also underwhelmed and uninterested was Phuel: “They have two of the top women and this is the result…? I guess it’s meant to be ironic how amateur, how plain it is… Weak.”
“Daria again? Why does she get back to back covers? There are so many other girls. At least she doesn’t look as haggard and worn as she did last time. I’m going with Lara on this one. The minimal retouching does wonders for her,” Benn98 discredited.
Do you completely disagree? Be sure to add your own two cents here.
Music is truly universal, y’all. A genre of expression born out of the American south has inspired some of our leggy model friends from across the pond. Vogue UK cover girls Georgia May Jagger, Suki Waterhouse and Cara Delevingne have gotten together to write a song – though we’re not sure if we’ll be hearing it anytime soon.
Jagger told Grazia that she and her supermodel sisters penned a country tune together while hanging out one night with Jagger’s music producer boyfriend Josh McLellan. “He helped make us a beat and we wrote the lyrics,” she said. “It’s about girls on the road without men, listening to the radio, that kind of thing. We’ve done a couple of songs.” Supermodels kicking around the country, jamming to bumpin’ tunes and feeling all warm and empowered on the inside? Sounds like an instant classic.
Jagger admits that she and her model homies have recorded other songs together, though the country tune in question only has one verse, so… we’re probably not going to be streaming it from Tidal in the near future.