Cate Blanchett has been with her husband, director Andrew Upton, for 18 years, but has revealed that she’s been in relationships with women before.
Talking to Variety about her new role in upcoming film Carol, in which she plays a bisexual woman, the 45-year-old actress was asked whether or not this would be her first time as a lesbian.
She smiled before asking coyly, “On film — or in real life?” When asked to clarify if she’s had relationships with women in the past, Cate responded, “Yes. Many times.” (more…)
Staying true to its roots by tapping relevant models, Vogue Germany features Alisa Ahmann on the cover of its June 2015 issue. Giampaolo Sgura photographed the German beauty modeling a calf-length black dress teamed with a silk blouse, both from Celine. After a dismal May offering, our forum members are pleasantly surprised with the latest cover shot, including the hair!
“Stunning cover, I can’t believe that Sgura shot this,” shared an amazed burbuja8910 within moments of the cover dropping.
“Beautiful cover and loving the softness the hair and makeup bring in comparison to the deep hues of the reds in the photo,” admired justaguy.
Also giving his approval was TREVOFASHIONISTO: “She looks completely different every time I see her. I’m getting Sissy Spacek vibes from this.”
“Well deserved cover for her. She looks so amazing and different here, such a versatile model,” Mody agreed.
MON shared the same sentiments and was quick to post, “This is giving me matador realness! I love it. The hair is beautiful. She is beautiful. And I love her power pose.”
Dishing out the same positive attitude was Miss Dalloway. “I’m SO in the mood for this!” she raved.
In agreement was mistress_f: “Love everything about this. The styling, the photo, the overall mood… amazing cover.”
“I really like the styling and color scheme. The layout also works, it’s a very well executed cover imo,” added kokobombon.
Await the content of German Vogue‘s June 2015 issue and add your own two cents here.
Pouf Pastry beanbag, $175 at Fab.com
For all you fashion heads that can’t get enough of Cronuts, Fab.com has just the collection for you. The e-tailer has teamed with Dominque Ansel Bakery, which is celebrating the two-year anniversary of the Cronut, a beautiful marriage between the humble donut and the bougie croissant.
So as the Cronut enters its terribly delicious twos, Fab.com and Dominique Ansel are releasing a limited-edition cronut themed collection that charts the torrid love affair between the croissant and donut which brought forth its scrumptious hybrid offspring. The range includes shower curtains, totes, coasters, T-shirts, iPhone cases and more emblazoned with illustrations inspired by classic films like Dirty Dancing, Lady and the Tramp and Titanic. And if you’re looking for something closer to the real thing, there are more straightforward items that boast images of the delicious dessert, like a lifelike cronut-shaped bean bag, which, not going to lie, looks good enough to eat.
The collection is available at Fab.com right now and will be around until August 8. So get to shopping — and pick us up a cronut while you’re at it!
Do You Crust Me Tee, $35 at Fab.com
Farfetch has a new retailer under its wing now that it has acquired London-based destination Browns. With this buy, Farfetch is hoping to lead a charge revolutionizing the Browns brand and creating a more engaging in-store experience that will involve a tech element. Browns will still operate as a separate entity from Farfetch, but will use some of the company’s muscle to help revamp its business. Farfetch has assembled a task force called “Store of the Future,” which will come up with and test out ideas for Browns’ tech-retail and omni-channel aspirations.
Farfetch CEO José Neves is enthusiastic about the project. “The vision is to answer the question ‘How will people shop for luxury fashion 5 or 10 years into the future?’ This won’t be purely online. The answer, we believe, will be a seamless merge of a fantastic physical experience with powerful, yet subtle technology. Browns is the perfect partner for this evolution,” he said in a release.
Farfetch recently reached a $1 billion valuation, so it looks like it’s using this new clout to flex a little in the retail market. This concept of a tech-integrated store isn’t new. Rebecca Minkoff partnered with eBay to install smart mirrors in her New York City flagship, which allow shoppers to reserve items to try on, order drinks, buy clothes and more. It looks like Farfetch and Browns are looking to take the smart store to the next level and help pioneer a new era of retail shopping.
The e-tailing giant Boohoo knows exactly what its customers love when it comes to campaigns, from using brand ambassadors like plus-size blogger Nadia Aboulhosn to creating capsule collaborations with super bloggers.
In its latest, the brand has teamed up with some of our social idols for the #famouslastwords campaign. In collaboration with the Stroke Association, Boohoo asked influencers to design a slogan tee embellished with the words that they’d like to be remembered for.
Blogger Zoella got in on the action by choosing the inspirational phrase “Be the best version of you” to adorn her tee and Niomi Smart opted for “Wearing heels is a workout,” which we girls all secretly know to be true. Alongside the cool statement tees for £10, you can also snap up hoodies and vests, with 25 percent of the proceeds going directly to the charity.
So now that America is pretty much obsessed with all things Empire, you know that season two is going to boast an impressive list of celebrity guests. As Fox’s plans start to form, info on what to expect for the hit primetime musical drama is slowly trickling out. In addition to lengthening the season from 12 to 18 episodes, Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz are all said to be joining the growing roster of celebrities guest starring.
Meanwhile, Empire fans are in for a sexy treat this month. Actors Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon), Bryshere Gray (Hakeem Lyon) and Trai Byers (Andre Lyon) are baring their chiseled man-chests on the cover of Essence magazine with three solo images and one fine-lookin‘ group shot. And yes fellas and ladies, in case you were wondering: they are all looking good enough to eat. In the issue, Smollett chats about being open to the world about his sexuality “If I can help someone else feel less alone, no matter what they’re going through, I’m happy to have that opportunity,” he said.
Smollett also dishes on how he got to play the groundbreaking part of Jamal Lyon, admitting that he had to hop into director Lee Daniels’ DM’s to do it. “I jumped on Instagram and direct messaged Lee and said, ‘Sir, I know you get this all the time, but I’m a singer, actor, dancer, songwriter and musician. I am Jamal Lyon in more ways than one.'” If only it was that easy for all of us.
[via E! People, Essence]