- But of course Silicon Valley Fashion Week couldn’t go by without being a misogynist mess. [Mashable]
- Here are the Instagram accounts co-founder Kevin Systrom loves. [i-D]
- Christy Turlington Burns is releasing a maternity denim collection with Citizens of Humanity. [Vogue]
- A Philippine slipper factory catches fire, leaving 31 dead. [Reuters]
- Cara Delevingne is going to be in a sci-fi film. [Vogue UK]
- Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears’ new music video is just a little painful to watch. [Britney Spears YouTube]
- The Cartier Sunrise Ruby ring just went for a bunch of money at auction. [Who What Wear]
Magazines seem to have forgotten we’re in some desperate need of sunshine on our summer covers. Vogue Netherlands thankfully heard our cries and delivered an inviting, season-appropriate cover for its newly-unveiled June 2015 issue. Josh Olins captured Julia Bergshoeff in Hawaii appearing as though she’s just returned from a surf session down at the beach, sporting a Mugler swimsuit teamed with a pair of comfy suede trousers from Chanel.
We were all for the cover until something was brought to our attention. “What a splendid cover! It’s visually strong and it’s inviting! This cover screams summer and I like it. Finally an outdoor shot from them that actually works! One of their best hands down!” raved MON.
“Love this very warm and relaxed summer evening close to the beach. Very inviting!” added |PerfectTonight|.
“Their second reprint cover. IMO, this image is not really suitable for a cover. Team Vogue NL spends their budget on trips and parties instead of making a good magazine,” DutchHomme sniggered.
Benn98 shared the same sentiments, writing, “Second reprint? This does not bode well. I agree that this doesn’t translate well as a cover. One cannot even see her face with the dark shade and hair. At least they’ve narrowed the font types down for this cover.”
In agreement was Miss Dalloway: “Horrible image to reprint as the cover, completely wrong, and would never ever make me want to pick up the issue!”
“Loved this editorial but don’t know about the cover choice…why reprint? I mean really? Couldn’t they have taken an outtake from the April issue shoot…” gossiping wondered soon after.
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As if there aren’t enough things for parents to worry about when they send their small children to school, parents of Fort Greene’s Duffield Children’s Center will have to worry about their precious children interacting with noted train wreck Lindsay Lohan.
Parents of the young students received a letter from the staff informing that them Lohan would be completing some of her court-ordered community service hours at the school. Despite the actress’ dubious reputation, early childhood education director Ivonne Lopez assured parents that they won’t have to worry about their kids while Lohan is around. “As with any volunteer, this would be under constant supervision from the classroom teacher and Duffield staff,” she wrote in a letter to the parents. “Please know that all requirements for this volunteer work will be met, prior to her entering the classroom. Furthermore, volunteers are never left alone with children.”
Lord knows what kind of antics Lohan might get into left to her own devices around a gaggle of young, impressionable children. Lohan’s rise to fame and meteoric fall into hot messdom has been well-documented in the press, as has the fact that she has 16 days to complete 115 hours of community service.
But it seems like Lohan’s community service is off to a good start. She tweeted her enthusiasm earlier today, saying she hopes she can “make a difference to their lives.” Naturally, Lohan could not help but do a little self-promotion by regramming a photo of her with a student and what appears to be his mother.
Um, at least he looks happy?
Rushing from your cube to the bar after work, but don’t have the shoulder strength (or the time) to lug another pair of shoes along with you? To the rescue: The Ottawanian turned Parisian Tanya Heath, who has created a line of interchangeable heels to help the well-heeled traveller and anyone looking to pack lots of style smartly. Her line has 10 styles of sandals and pumps and more than 30 kinds of heels at all different heights to mix and match.
Her new store recently opened in Toronto’s posh Yorkville neighbourhood (138 Cumberland Street #7) and is bringing a bit of Canadian French-inspired fashion to the city. Snap on a trotter, Cuban, stiletto or kitten heel just like that in every colour and pattern you can dream of. Prices start at $495 for shoes and $55 for heels.
Tyra Banks loves the kids – the Millennial kids, that is. The model turned media mogul has just invested in The Muse, a “career finder and guidance destination” for millennials. The company, started by 29-year-old Kathryn Minshew and 28-year old Alexandra Cavoulacos, has gained the attention of many, including Forbes magazine which has included both women in their 30 under 30 lists. The Muse went through a Series A round of funding, which helped them raise $10 million dollars.
Tyra Banks was one of the many investors to throw monetary backing behind the company. Banks hasn’t been shy about broadcasting her investment. She took to Twitter earlier today with words of support for the company, which she is clearly very excited about.
Minshew says Banks expressed interest to her in 2013 for helping youth-focused companies build themselves up. Sounds as if Tyra is making good on these goals.
The winner of the second annual BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund has been announced and this year, E. Tautz takes home the big prize. The label, which was founded in 1867 and given a facelift in 2009 under creative director Patrick Grant, has won £150,000 pounds (around $236,272) to help build the brand, as well as a year-long mentorship.
Grant accepted the prize, mentioning that the label has been up for other awards – awards it didn’t win — so he was quite surprised to finally snag top honors. “It’s surreal, I didn’t expect this at all,” Grant said upon the announcement. “I stood here twice for the BFC/Vogue [Fashion] Fund and once last year, so I know how bad it feels to miss out. But I want to say congratulations to all the other nominees. I am so proud to follow in [last year’s winner] Chris Shannon’s footsteps.”
E. Tautz beat out a bevy of labels including Sibling, Matthew Miller, Astrid Andersen and Christopher Raeburn. The panel deciding the fate of these talented menswear designers included the BFC’s Caroline Rush, British GQ‘s Dylan Jones OBE and Robert Johnson, Vertu’s Justine Rouch and Massimiliano Pogliani, the Financial Times‘ Charlie Porter, Helen Seamons of the Guardian, Alexander McQueen’s Jonathan Akeroyd and Fourmarketing’s Ben Banks.
“Patrick demonstrated unique flair, precise craftsmanship and an inherent sense of commercial awareness, which combined with the financial and mentoring support will elevate the business placing it at the forefront of the global menswear stage,” Dylan Jones OBE said. “It’s no secret that where British menswear leads the international menswear scene follows so it’s with huge gratitude to Vertu that we are proudly able to continue to drive the sector’s long-term economic growth and success.”
This injection of cash should certainly help bring the brand to a new level and we cannot wait to see how the E. Tautz business evolves.