Edie Parker’s famous bags are as ubiquitous on the red carpet as mermaid gowns. Her enamel box clutches come adorned with emoji graphics or personalized names, making them a street style favorite as well. They’re so popular, in fact, a brand is knocking off Edie Parker designs at a tenth of the price, according to a recent lawsuit. Filed last week in New York, the complaint accuses Box Bag and agent Beth Smolen of selling “handbags that parasitically copy Edie Parker’s protected handbag trade dress and copyrighted designs,” Fashion Law reports. (more…)
What can’t Jennifer Lawrence do…besides walk in a straight line without tripping? The acclaimed actress also happens to be a great dancer and a pretty good singer. Her song “The Hanging Tree” from the Mockingjay, Part 1 soundtrack sold over a million copies and landed on Billboard’s Top 15 list.
She’s showcasing her singing talent once again with a new tune “Deep in Meadow” on the Mockingjay, Part 2 soundtrack. The techno remix, mixed by Baauer (“Harlem Shake”) is emotional, haunting and dance party-ready. *Shimmies*
If this whole acting thing doesn’t work out, JLaw has a pretty good shot at becoming a pop star. Check it out below via Spotify.
We have been speculating about the guest editor for Vogue Paris‘ double holiday issue after receiving a hint that ‘someone French‘ would do the honors. Names like Léa Seydoux, Marion Cotillard and Sophie Marceau fluttered about, but yesterday it was revealed to be Vanessa Paradis. In true festive and celebratory fashion, French Vogue gifts us a selection of three unique covers to choose from. Vanessa stood before the lens of Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, David Sims and Karim Sadli for the occasion, sending us into a frenzy and our forums selected their favorite fairly quickly.
“Stunning surprise, and quite appropriate too!! I really want to like the I&V cover (above), but the pose is too OTT. The Sims one (below left) is a very good way to end the year. Perhaps one of Alt’s most memorable covers yet,” praised Benn98.
“Karim Sadli’s cover (below right) is just beautiful! I’m really happy, the three covers are amazing,” added an equally as impressed Oxymore. (more…)
From bobs to top knots, all anyone could talk about on the 2015 AMAs red carpet was hair. Gigi Hadid nearly broke the Internet when she showed up with a short, choppy bob. Twitter erupted with questions: When did she cut her hair? Is this a response to her high-profile breakup? If she didn’t livestream the cut on Periscope, did it even happen? As it turns out, we had nothing to worry about. Gigi didn’t cut her hair after all.
Instead, the Victoria’s Secret model just wore a short half wig. Mind blown. According to Teen Vogue, her stylist Bryce Scarlett “used Gigi’s own face-framing shorter layers as a guide and then attached a half wig to the back of her head.” He blended the hair then made it look messy and effortless using Matrix Style Link Texture Builder. And that’s how the #JustOneNightBob was born.
Of course, half wigs are nothing new. They’re an easy way to try a different look, like a short haircut, without committing. Kudos to Gigi for experimenting with a new style, even if she sparked a Twitter meltdown in the process. We can all rest easy tonight knowing Gigi’s famous flowing locks are still intact.
Following the success of her new major role in Netflix series Jessica Jones, Australian self-professed feminist Rachael Taylor has opened up about the portrayal of women in media, explaining how they can, more often than not, come across as voiceless and surface-level.
Reflecting on the promise made to her from the show’s writer, Melissa Rosenberg, that her character, Trish “Patsy” Walker, and Jessica Jones (played by Krysten Ritter) “would never be talking about shoes or a boyfriend”, Rachael told ELLE that “women are sick of this simplified version of friendship” where we seemingly always talk about boy drama and other #FirstWorldProblems.
“We are much more complex than just caring about men all the time,” the former-Grey’s Anatomy star (who is doctor Alex Karev’s love interest in Season 7 of the Shonda Rhimes series, mind you) told the fashion glossy. “And the implication is that we’re not interesting and complex and layered enough to sustain a narrative of our own.” (more…)
We’ve recently seen plenty of videos documenting hair and makeup, men’s facial hair and women’s fashion trends over the decades, but the latest “100 years of Beauty” video really takes the cake, with one woman undertaking 11 tattoo sessions in just one week to showcase iconic artists over the last century.
After Ohio-based Casey Lubin responded to a “crazy” ad (her words), explaining that she thought “it was a really amazing opportunity”, she wound up with tattoos ranging from florals a la Charlie Wagner to Sailor Jerry’s owls and Don Ed Hardy’s mermaids all over her bod to tribute artists from decades gone by. You’ve got to hand it to her for enduring all 11 decent-sized tatts, because that’s a fair bit of time and a whole lot of pain.
“I think it’s great that we can use our body as a canvas and it’s really cool that you can make art a part of your body,” she said in the video. “If your body is your temple you should be able to decorate it the way that you want, right?” (more…)