L'Wren Scott leaves her entire $9M estate to her longtime boyfriend, Mick Jagger. [
If you want to preview the H&M Conscious Collection, this is your moment. [FabSugar]
Solange Knowles. [BellaSugar]
A Bushwick-based fashion designer goes missing. [HuffPo Style]
Middle-school girls in Evanston, Ill. fight for their right … to wear leggings to school. [Slate]
- There goes Joan Rivers, just saying terrrrible things again. This time about Lena Dunham. It's a shame because when she's not being horrible, Joan Rivers is one of the funniest women in the world. [Salon]
If you've been following Anja Rubik's side career as Poland's leading Internet video art star, it might be jarring to see the supermodel getting back to basics. Rubik appears on the cover of Lui, the highbrow French nudie magazine, photographed in a sumptuous, Emmanuelle-inspired setting by Mario Sorrenti. Naturally she's topless, styled in garter stockings and four-inch black heels.
How did it go over in the Forums? Let's find out:
KateTheGreatest: "I find the setting a bit too distracting but it's a lovely image. I love her pose, it looks uncomfortable but she makes it all look effortless. Can't wait for the editorials."
Catherine88: "I'm a little bit tired of Anja's naked editorials."
Justaguy: "Tired of seeing Anja in the same naked pose, but this is actually beautiful. Love the setting and the masthead really pops against the B&W."
If you're wondering where the naked-Anja-Rubik fatigue is coming from, you might have missed the model's polarizing half-topless cover for Vogue Russia's March Issue. Her boobs are very 'in' right now.
Victorian-based label Strateas.Carlucci has already captured the attention of Vogue Italia EIC Franca Sozzani, who has named Peter Streateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci two of Australia’s most promising emerging designers ahead of her visit this week.
Now they have extra reason to be watched closely, having just won the Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF). The prize package includes $10,000, a trip to New York and a private meeting with the Tiffany & Co. design team, and a one month pop-up store at Westfield Doncaster.
Don’t feel bad if you don’t know much about the rising duo, they only established their label two years ago after working together on streetwear label Trimpee, and bravely made the decision to do so in Paris before setting their sights on the Australian market. Fellow homegrown talents Kym Ellery and Collette Dinnigan have also found success in Paris, but only after spending years putting down steady foundations back home. The boys are known for quality leathers (their jackets use kangaroo) and a monochromatic palette.
The duo were also finalists in the Australian division of the International Woolmark Prize, and are one of three designers up for the BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award this year.
The National Designer Award recognises emerging designers who excel in creative design and quality and demonstrate potential for growth. Fellow finalists included Vul (VIC), Christina Exie (VIC), Haryono Setiadi (NSW), Livia Arena (VIC) and Pageant (VIC).
It may not be the first place you would think to go for extreme sports but Selfridges has brought skating to the shoppers with the unveiling of Britain’s largest indoor skate park, within the walls of the Old Selfridges Hotel, situated just around the corner from its infamous London flagship store.
Bringing fashion and technology together through skateboarding, Selfridges has teamed up with brand HTC to bring an 18,500-square-foot HTC One Skatepark to the public to be used by anyone with a board — and if you don’t have one, you can buy one of those in the store, of course.
As well as creating this exciting sports space, the department store has transformed the boardroom into somewhere you can really take on a new challenge with the opening of its skateboarding concept store where you can pick up a limited-edition board designed by the likes of Giuseppe Zanotti, Peter Pilotto, Jil Sander and Kenzo for just £75. Or if you’re feeling really flashy, you can step into Maison Martin Margiela’s creative design affixed with cloven hoof leather ankle boots priced at £2,000. These are all available online so even if you can’t get down to the skate park, you can still join in. If you are around but a little rusty on your feet you can book a free hour lesson. Although the skateboards look more appealing just to look at if you ask me.
The space will be open from March 27 until April 19 only for skateboarders. Lessons are available with all information available here.
Vogue Brazil's April issue features six of the country's finest models posing on its fold-out cover. Photographed by Jacques Dequeker, Isabeli Fontana, Izabel Goulart, Aline Weber, Ana Cláudia Michels, Ana Beatriz Barros, Renata Kuerten, Rhayene Polster and Babi Beluco all wear Raf Simons' creations for French fashion house Christian Dior.
Members of theFashionSpot forum concluded that the cover wasn't up to expectations.
"The matching styling is not bad IMO, though with that title they could have made something more interesting… the bland expression on their faces bother me, at least Aline is showing some attitude," wrote kokobombon.
Vivaglam described the lack of effort: "I don't mind it only being Brazilians on the cover, but this sucks. They didn't even try."
Psylocke shared the same sentiments: "LOL. I actually got a little excited when seeing the title of this thread, expecting a sexy group shot like in Ana BB's and Isabeli's early modeling days, but this is just so lame. Concept, styling, creativity, fonts are all meh. They all look good, but it's super boring."
"How flat looking, no sparkle at all, fast forward in the trash bin," exclaimed Nymphaea.
Marsnoop2 made some very interesting suggestions: "This is HORRIBLE! You have some of the most beautiful models in the world and this is what you come up with? Why didn't they took a look at U.S. Vogue's September 2004 cover to see how to do a fantastic models cover? Also, their choices, I mean really? These are the most relevant Brazilian models? Where's the glamour, where are the icons?"
Do you like the cover, or think the team behind the shoot could have done something better? Join the discussion here. We would love to hear from you.
i-D magazine released its Spring 2014 cover earlier today via its website. The cover features Daria Werbowy photographed by Karim Sadli. Daria wears a coat by Calvin Klein which was styled by Alastair Mckimm.
"Daria on the cover of i-D!" enthused Starry. "And I think this is only her second cover for the magazine. Can't believe this!"
"Very intense and personal. Love the minimalist aspect of this," wrote |PerfectTonight|.
TREVOFASHIONISTO also shared the same positive attitude: "I love this! The pose, the colors, the minimalism of it. Perfect"
Naen was fond of i-D's minimal layout: "Great cover, I'm very fond of the clean layout."
Although not everyone was completely overwhelmed, with VogueDisciple93 commenting, "I HATE the film around the masthead," but did go on to further say, "But great cover otherwise, happy they didn't photoshop her age away."
I agree with VogueDisciple93. The transparent background overthrows the masthead here and without, I think this cover would have been note-perfect. I still love myself some Daria Werbowy, so I'm content nonetheless.
Get yourself involved with the discussion here.