- Kim Kardashian rented out the Staples Center to fete hubby Kanye West’s birthday. [E!]
- Zac Posen says he would totally design for Broadway one day. [InStyle]
- Introducing a summer camp for stoners. [Mashable]
- Kylie Jenner says she was cut off by her mom when she was only 14. [InStyle UK]
- Naya Rivera is Sorry Not Sorry she’s writing a memoir on her life we didn’t ask for. [Page Six]
- Madame Tussauds is giving Laverne Cox her own wax figure. She will be the first transgender woman to be featured in the museum. [USA Today]
- Nasty Gal is getting sued for firing pregnant women for…being pregnant. So much for feminism. [Jezebel]
Vogue Germany, which was once overwhelmingly popular on our forums, has fallen out of favor as of late, only just managing to impress with last month‘s cover. For the July edition, German Vogue welcomes back its native Toni Garrn. Giampaolo Sgura and team traveled to Seoul to shoot a Miu Miu-clad Toni standing before an authentic Korean temple. While we do love ourselves some Toni, the final outcome is a disaster.
“Oh.. Ummm. This is just a lot going on and I’m not sure what any of it actually is,” added a confused lelaid.
GivenchyHomme failed to show enthusiasm too. “It looks really generic and the styling is a mess,” he ranted.
“I like Toni, but it literally looks like she hasn’t slept in weeks. The harsh light and angle makes it look like she has crack eyes,” SpeakThatJDunn descriptively criticized.
In agreement over how disastrous the cover turned out was Miss Dalloway: “Don’t like anything about this, such an awkward cover.”
CATO began to question Toni’s pose and asked, “What! Does she have stomachache or sickness? What an odd posture.”
“Too much going on and Toni really looks like she isn’t feeling well and also has that lifeless expression, again. My first thought was also that this was too similar to the last one, but looking at the June issue, it actually is quite different,” noted Mrs.Smith.
So, drab or fab? Share your opinion with us here.
There is a lot going on at Donna Karan International right now. Besides hiring Public School’s Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow as DKNY’s new creative directors, the company has also taken on former Apple creative director of worldwide marketing communications Hector Muelas as the company’s newly created chief image officer. DKI’s longtime chief of marketing and PR Patti Cohen also stepped down after more than 30 years at the company. But for all the business and changes at the house Donna Karan built, the designer herself still has time for charitable endeavors. Last night, Karan hosted the 6th annual spring event for Solving Kid’s Cancer, a charity which focuses on raising money for aggressive and hard to treat childhood cancers.
“As a woman, as a mother, as a grandmother, the idea of it is practically unacceptable,” Karan told us, passionately explaining her involvement with the charity. “To think that I or any of my friends could be faced with such a horrendous situation having children with cancer – who would want a child of any circumstance in that situation? Who would want a loved one to be in that situation? It’s heart-wrenching.”
Though we were on hand for a solemn cause, Karan was down to chat about some good news: her label was amongst the first to clothe Caitlyn Jenner, who is pictured in Vanity Fair hopping out of a snazzy sports car in a slinky red Donna Karan dress with mesh paneling. It was a big moment for Caitlyn and a big moment for the Donna Karan brand. “Didn’t she look great? She killed that dress!” Donna gushed. “She looked absolutely beautiful and it was really well-received. Not only that, but she felt good and I think she looked beautiful, and that is what is most important.”
Though she was willing to chat about Caitlyn, Karan did stay pretty mum on the status of her forthcoming book, My Journey, coming in October from publisher Ballantine books. She wouldn’t give us any details but revealed, “It’s definitely a story from beginning to end.”
We can’t wait to read it.
Can’t decide whether you prefer mustaches or beards? Well, you don’t have to choose now that the beardstache is a thing. Razor sales are falling thanks to the popularity of the hipster beard and according to the London Evening Standard a new trend in men’s facial hair is dawning, giving us the best (or worst, depending on how you see it) of both a beard and a mustache. The beardstache has men rocking stubble or a closely shaved beard with a prominent, visible mustache.
Ruffians barber Adam Brady explained to the Standard the style’s appeal. He says it is a good look for men who want to keep their facial hair, but are feeling a bit of beard fatigue: “We are seeing more people who aren’t sure about their beards any more,” he said. “Some of them are moving away from it but they don’t want to bin facial hair altogether.” Much like the lob, the beardstache requires its fair share of maintenance. In order to achieve that perfect beard-to-mustache ratio, you’ve got to groom.
Jamie Dornan, E. Tautz’s Patrick Grant and beard model Chris Millington have all tried the beardstache on for size and if you’re still skeptical, just remember that if it’s good enough to look hot on Christian Grey, it’s good enough for us.
[via Evening Standard]
Most of the time, it’s simplicity that wins the race and the Russian edition of Esquire certainly kept this in mind for its bare bones June cover shoot. Photographed by Peter Lindbergh, the master of black and white photography, Natalia Vodianova graces the issue, but we’re left with mixed reactions. Though our forums are typically pretty outspoken when it comes to the misuse of Photoshop and airbrushing, this image is just a little too raw for the majority.
“OMG she looks so bad, poor Natalia,” shared a displeased Oxymore the moment the cover surfaced.
“I know!! Look at that jawline. I understand what he went for, but it falls flat, I’m afraid,” Benn98 responded.
Also not feeling it was Nymphaea who ranted, “Scary! She reminds me of Lurch from The Addams Family.“
Thankfully for Esquire, not everyone was so disappointed. “It’s quite an unnerving cover, but I’m proud of Natalia for being brave enough to be photographed like this,” Cosmic Voices praised, adding a different attitude inside the thread.
“First, I love Russian Esquire‘s simple design. They are all outstanding for many reasons. Second, I don’t understand all the negative comments. Unlike much of Natalia’s recent work, this is such a strong and serene cover with a very Lauren Bacall-ish vibe,” acknowledged Royal-Galliano.
Fashionlover2001 was quick to add, “I think she looks raw, vulnerable and beautiful! That is probably what Lindbergh was going for.”
In agreement was mepps. “She looks like a human being. A living, breathing, beautiful woman. Peter Lindbergh is a master,” she applauded.
Are you a fan of the rawness of the cover shot? Join the conversation here.
After her infamous role at the royal wedding a couple years ago, Pippa Middleton instantly became a style icon who had every fashion designer in the land hoping that she’d wear a piece from their collection and give their sales a boost.
Since becoming an international style icon and given her influential reach, many have often wondered whether Pippa would turn to design and launch her own label. Although that day may still be a long time coming, if ever at all, Pippa has teamed up with fashion designer Tabitha Webb in collaboration with the British Heart Foundation to create a limited-edition floral dress and scarf.
As an ambassador for the British Heart Foundation, Pippa’s already signed herself up to complete a charity bike ride all the way from London to Brighton later this year. She also seemingly realised that she could still do more to help the cause by embarking on a design collaboration. We can’t help but wonder whether this is a sign that a career in fashion design for Pippa is on its way soon. Let’s hope so!
The charity dress retails for £295 with the lightweight scarf costing £95 and both can be snapped up at Tabitha Webb. They’d make the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe and all with the knowledge that you’re doing your bit for charity, too.