- Blake Lively has a fangirl moment over a Karl Lagerfeld short by Tiffany Cooper. [@blakelively]
- Amal Clooney is going to teach a class at Columbia Law School this spring. [Page Six]
- Margherita Missoni launches a children’s line. [WWD]
- Alexander Wang on what’s next for Balenciaga. [WWD]
- The Salvation Army uses “the dress” for a new domestic violence campaign. [BuzzFeed]
- This little boy got in trouble at school for dressing up as Christian Grey. [TIME]
- Kylie Jenner is skincare brand Nip + Fab’s new ambassador. [WWD]
Our forums are always flooded with womenswear fashion titles, so it’s refreshing for us to witness a menswear magazine take center stage. VMAN‘s Spring/Summer 2015 cover dropped midweek and the team behind the shoot knocked it out of the park. American actor Adam Driver was snapped by Dutch photographic duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for the occasion, creating some intriguing images, resulting in our forum members declaring the collaboration a match made in heaven. Styled by Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele, Adam sports a Louis Vuitton tuxedo in the black and white portrait cover image.
Members of our forums were more than content with the results. “Ahhh I love it!! I love him. And the masthead looks gorge!” raved MON.
“He’s so not conventionally sexy and that’s why I love this. I&V and him are a perfect match,” TREVOFASHIONISTO applauded.
Quick to share his opinion was TeeVanity: “This is amazing, love it!”
“I think these are by far the best collection of photos he’s ever taken. I don’t personally find him attractive, but who cares? The photos are great, they convey his character and they’re interesting to look at. Strong work from all involved,” added KINGofVERSAILLES, sharing the same sentiments.
Wolkfolk also showed gratitude toward the shoot. “He has such a captivating yet unconventional beauty. Really cool spread,” he commented.
We’re lucky that Adam’s cover story was kindly posted inside the thread. “This is fantastic. Adam’s the real life definition of ugly-hot and his face is so expressive. Amazing editorial, although maybe some of those photos could’ve worked as a better cover,” noted mistress_f.
VMAN‘s Spring/Summer issue is available on newsstands March 12. Will you be queuing up to get your hands on a copy? Check out some previews here.
Hey, ladies: did you need another part of your body to feel self-conscious about? Of course you did. A study of about 300 men showed that while plenty of guys are attracted to women with full chests and nice butts, it is also the curve of a woman’s back that makes the fellas go crazy. Scientists say that men are wired to find women whose backs curve 45° from the top of their booty quite appealing.
The curve they are referring to doesn’t necessarily have to do with the size of the woman’s butt. Back in hunter-gatherer days, women with more curved spines were preferred because their shape allowed for easier pregnancy and childbirth, as the angle helps minimize the pressure on a woman’s hips when she’s with child. “This benefit is critical: without being able to do this, women would experience a dramatic increase in hip torque (pressure) subjecting them to risk of muscular fatigue and injury,” Bilkent University’s David Lewis, who worked on the study says. “These benefits to women, in turn, would have created the background selective conditions for the evolution of a male preference for this angle: men who preferred such women would have had mates who were less vulnerable to spinal injuries, who would have more successfully foraged during pregnancy, and who would have been able to carry out multiple pregnancies without suffering debilitating injuries.”
So, we ask: How long until back-curve modification surgery becomes all the rage?
It’s women’s history month and what better way to celebrate the achievements of women than to highlight the strides smart, driven women are making today? Ann Taylor and The Coveteur have teamed up for their Changemakers project, in which they tell the stories of three inspiring women through shoppable films.
Cinematique founder and stylist Sarah Slutsky and Girls I Know co-founders Anna Gray and Jen Steele sit down to chat about their entrepreneurial endeavors and successes in pieces from Ann Taylor. The videos are actually made in collaboration with Slutsky’s Cinematique, a platform that allows users to shop videos by clicking on things they see or pieces they love as the video plays. The software then saves all your clicks, ID’s them, and allows you to shop them, in this case on the Ann Taylor website.
Find out what each woman considers a changemaker and shop your little tushie off in the videos above.
Fendi‘s tapped Anna Clevelend to lend her talents for their latest campaign. The slender muse, the spitting image of her mother 70s modeling icon Pat Cleveland, is featured in the label’s latest spot for their sunglass collaboration with Thierry Lasry. The model is filmed against changing graphic backgrounds as she dons different hairstyles (and different shades) while the images behind her change.
You can see where the young Cleveland gets her charm – she’s serving straight out of the book of Pat Cleveland realness, and we are here to lap it all up. The pair recently posed together for Lanvin’s Spring 2015 campaign, looking more like sisters than a mother-daughter duo. We guess Miss Anna has years of aging gracefully to look forward to. Some girls have all the luck.
Check out Cleveland in action in the video above.
We just adore it when magazines nail their cover shoots, giving us a simple, different and totally unique cover image. Self Service is the latest publication to set our forums ablaze with members absolutely loving Andreea Diaconu on the front cover. The magazine’s Spring 2015 edition comes with five separate covers for the issue dedicated to stylist Jane How. Saskia de Brauw, Ilvie Wittek, Adrienne Jüliger and Georgia Howorth star on the remaining four covers, but it’s Andreea’s cover, captured by Mario Sorrenti, that takes home the trophy.
Our forum members were quick to descend on the thread to check out what Self Service had to offer. “I want it!!!” shouted elle_gb once the cover surfaced. We want our copies now, too!
TREVOFASHIONISTO showed enthusiasm as well and used the word “cute” to describe the cover.
Also taking a liking to Self Service‘s 42nd cover was MON: “Reminds me of the good old 60s! I like the pure yet naughty vibe of it. Love it.”
“It’s really cute, love it!” echoed KateTheGreatest.
Sharing the same sentiments was youarearockstar: “Obsessed with that image of Andreea. Truly. It’s a very refreshing cover shot, and the retro feel is a welcomed alternative to another ‘post-Recession, Sienna Miller, bohemian image’ for this spring season.”
“Andreea’s cover is the best for me so far. So nostalgic and whimsical!” enthused Benn98.
Basically, we’re expecting Andreea’s cover to sell out immediately. Check out the rest of the covers, some previews of Self Service‘s newest issue and join the discussion here.