Here's the takeaway from Page Six's (really on a roll) profile of Nick Gruber, the 21-year-old ex-lover of do-you-really-need-a-descriptor-here Calvin Klein:
1) Gruber is filming a pilot for a reality TV show, so steel yourself. "There's a lot of drama in his life. I mean, he is a cross between Kim Kardashian and Honey Boo Boo," says the Florida-born former soldier's new boyfriend, Hollywood fixture John Luciano.
2) Nothing actually does come between Gruber and his Calvins: he still wears them. More from the strangely forthcoming Luciano: "The most intimidating thing is having sex with your boyfriend and pulling down his pants and his ex-boyfriend's name is staring you right in the face."
3). Calvin Klein sounds like the world's Worst Ex-Boyfriend, a term I don't use lightly. Here's what happened when Klein gave Gruber a $250K love-gift in the form of a Bentley Supersport, which Gruber selected: "It was my baby, [but Calvin] never liked it, and called it, in his words, 'a Chanel handbag.' He called it that because the stitching inside was quilted."
The Post continues:
Suddenly Gruber's voice turns bitter, his eyes downcast. "When we broke up, he took it back," he says.
I don't think I want to know any of these people. I'd take a $250,000 car, though, if someone threw it at me. Or just $250,000, full stop. I promise not to use it towards a Chanel handbag.
After giving birth to her second child, a little girl named Vivian Lake (so Hollywood!), with footballer and husband Tom Brady, Gisele BundchenFacebooked it, like stat. I don't think I've seen fingers that tiny through an Instagram filter before. It's adorable, I guess. What an epic way to launch a modelling career.
Here's Gisele's statement:
We feel so lucky to have been able to experience the miracle of birth once again and are forever grateful for the opportunity to be the parents of another little angel. Vivian Lake was born at home on December 5. She is healthy and full of life.
Thank you all for your support and well wishes. We wish you and your families many blessings.
Congratulations to the parents for so successfully procreating: Gisele and Tom also have a son, Benjamin Brady, who turns three years old this weekend. Brady had his first child, John, with ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan in 2007.
Page Six worked insanely hard to break through Girls actress Allison Williams' media-trained shell, and here's what they got: Williams loooves Tina Fey and once worked as her assistant's assistant (amazing that you need to use nepotism to get that terrible job!), and she's left-handed.
Here's how she responds to questions about her romantic life: "I'm not gonna talk about that."
Bad date stories: "I'd rather not get into that territory."
Bad breakups: "It's so specific — obviously I've never been in that exact situation."
Page Six threw its hands up in the air and decided to ask "something innocuous. Where in Manhattan does she live?"
The charming response: "I think I'd rather not say."
And the most shocking thing she could think of to reveal about herself, I've already spoiled for you: "I'm left-handed!" Oh gee, a southpaw. How does she sleep at night?
I think the whole point of Art Basel Miami is to make people that live in New York City find out how culturally chauvinistic and myopic New Yorkers must seem to people that live in other parts of the country every other week of the year.
Not that I'm even allowed within a one mile radius of any lavish parties, but knowing that they happen in the same city does sometimes give me this warm "it's all going to be okay, the world does actually exist" feeling. You know, like: Maybe Jay Z will be in my subway car today, probably not but maybe — there's a chance!
So, one of the really cool (cool-ish) things that happened in Miami last night was a party hosted by Dior Homme's Kris Van Assche, Bruce Weber, and Stefano Tonchi of W Magazine (oh boyyssss) to celebrate the premiere of a film by Bruce Weber called Can I Make the Music Fly, made exclusively for Dior Homme. (The event was also an opportunity to celebrate Miami's new Dior Homme boutique.)
I'm posting the first clip from the film Dior made available today, because it's wonderful. As fashion films go, it's a pleasure to watch — it even made me feel better about how my day was going. A rare feat for something that's essentially a branding platform. A lot of credit for that is due to the music, "Dialogue for Jazz Combo & Orchestra" composed by Howard Brubeck. It's always such a treat when someone plops some beautiful music down in front of you and is just like, "Go listen!"
With her January 2013 Vogue UK cover (pictured), Kate Upton's high fashion status is no longer debatable. I don't think we can even debate about whether or not it's debatable. The world wanted more real, honest-to-goodness supermodels, and whether you like her or hate her, Upton is it.
She also shot at least thirteen additional fashion editorials, including three with big cheese American Vogue. She just wins. At this point, however the haters feel about her is irrelevant. To them, I say: Good luck finding a newsstand that isn't beaming out her face.
There are reasons to be uncertain about Kate Upton's rise: Her conventionally "sexy" body isn't common in the more high-brow parts of fashionland, but her appeal isn't just carnal. Here she is on the cover of Vogue UK, covered up in a simple white Alaia dress, practically shielding her boobs from the camera, and she still looks spectacular. Not sure whether she's "the model who keeps it real," but "haters gonna hate," for sure.
Balmy nights and the fact that salads are becoming swiftly more appetising than Portuguese chicken burgers… Well, here’s another great thing about the rapid onset of summer.
Ksubi has released the lookbook for its Summer 2012/2013 eyewear range, and it’s a UV protective doozy. The range picks up where its latest clothing collection left off, but these frames are equally suited to triple-tone Canadian jumpsuits as they are a pair of Havianas and the sands of Bondi Beach. Heavy metal accents and printed acetates adorn 17 unisex styles, with the best of the bunch being double-bar aviators with cool mesh inserts and thickened up, modernised cat eyes with contrasting arms.
Both the optical and sun varieties are captured in this slick lookbook shot by Sydney’s Jedd Cooney. Greasy hair and athletic outfits in palm-print and signature washed out Ksubi denim complement the futuristic eyewear, and make us rethink the relevance of puffy spaceman turtlenecks worn in the summertime.
The range is currently available on Ksubi’s website. Buy sooner rather than later and you can justify the purchase by wearing them all summer long, right?