The wise Cate Blanchett has praised Annie Leibovitz and Pirelli for celebrating diversity and reminding women everywhere of their achievements with the 2016 Pirelli calendar.
Speaking at the Pirelli Gala dinner at Camden’s Roundhouse in London on Monday night, the Australian actress said that photographer Annie “has staged her own kind of mini-revolution” by choosing women like Amy Schumer and Serena Williams instead of conventional models.
“We as women can speak to our strength and our good humor, our achievements and the fact that we come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and different colors, and we can speak to all of this in the sometimes receptive corners of the world and synthetic outlets,” Cate said. (more…)
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is exactly one week away. To celebrate, Victoria’s Secret released one of its beloved lip sync videos. This year’s clip features Selena Gomez and Angles, including Lily Aldridge and Behati Prinsloo, singing along to Gomez’s hit “Hands To Myself.”
It’s hilarious watching them try not to erupt in a fit of giggles. The fun continues on Tuesday, December 8, when the show airs at 10/9C on CBS. The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding and, of course, Selena Gomez will take the stage to perform while Victoria’s Secret Angels Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and others storm the catwalk. Feel free to play this adorable video on repeat while we count down the days to the show. And check out every look from the runway in our slideshow below. (more…)
Leave it to Kendall Jenner to make a Jaws-inspired video sexy. The top model filmed a clip for #LoveAdvent’s annual calendar, the first in a series of videos that Love Magazine will release daily until Christmas. Shot by Doug Inglish and styled by Ryan Hastings, the video finds the 20-year-old breaking into a house while Jaws-inspired music plays, wearing Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, a pair of black panties and a hammerhead shark outfit.
This is not your typical left shark costume though. Jenner’s outfit features a sheer mini shirtdress and a giant shark head, making it more sexy than silly. Things get really, ahem, Psycho when shark Kendall encounters another version of herself showering (in a bikini) oblivious to the “danger” that lurks outside the glass door. The video is sexy, playful and charming in true Kendall Jenner fashion. Watch the first #LoveAdvent clip of the holiday season above.
If you’ve ever wanted to wear Lupita Nyong’o’s red Ralph Lauren cape dress or Keira Knightley’s Chanel ruffled gown, this might be your chance. They join celebrities like Emma Watson, Diane Kruger, Lena Dunham and Olivia Palermo who are selling pieces from their wardrobe to benefit Wardrobes for Women. The organization, a collaboration between Vestiaire Collective and Women for Women International, seeks to empower women in war-torn areas. Wardrobes for Women will equip them with resources and skills to establish a new life for themselves. (more…)
Our forums were pretty silent on the December issue of U.K. Harper’s Bazaar, but the publication sure has us talking about its new January edition. Kicking off 2016 with a bang, Bazaar welcomes Alicia Vikander onto its front cover, who poses before the lens of Bazaar regular Alexi Lubomirski. We took an exclusive first peek at the cover sent to subscribers (pictured below) with the British title opting for an unconventional and minimal shot of the Swedish actress that showcases her Stella McCartney dress to perfection.
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Members of our forums shared mixed views toward the cover, though. “I’m so bored of her. She’s everywhere, it’s annoying me,” said Oxymore the moment the cover dropped.
“IMO she always looks so bland, I’ve only seen her in Ex Machina and her look worked there but on fashion magazines she lacks charisma and presence. This time is no different but I like the main cover because of the styling,” echoed kokobombon. (more…)
Every few years, a new retail-driven holiday pops up around Thanksgiving weekend. Black Friday is now followed by Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is the latest holiday to add to the ever-growing list — and it’s one we can actually get behind. Launched in 2012 by Leaders from 92nd Street Y, a nonprofit center in New York City, the 24-hour campaign seeks to promote philanthropy, WWDreports. It was created in partnership with the United Nations Foundation to encourage people to volunteer, donate to charities and spread inspiration for giving using the #GivingTuesday hashtag.
Though it’s relatively new, #GivingTuesday is becoming increasingly popular. In 2012, about 1,400 charitable organizations took part in the campaign in America alone. That number increased to 35,000 last year across 65 countries. This year, over 30,000 philanthropic programs in 70 countries have already signed up to participate. (more…)