- Leighton Meester is auctioning off a bunch of her old clothes and accessories to help needy children in Kenya. [eBay]
- More details on the Costume Institute’s Jacqueline de Ribes exhibit, coming this November. [Met Museum]
- Apple Watch sales have significantly slowed. [CNN Money]
- Brody Jenner is totally down to help Caitlyn find a boo. What are hot sons for, after all? [Cosmopolitan]
- Here’s what top political leaders would look like as hipsters. [The Huffington Post]
- Gigi Hadid’s fancy apartment was listed for $2.45 million. [THR]
The mini-Mariah Carey that is Ariana Grande channelled her inner Homer Simpson on July 4, letting her tongue fall out of her mouth and onto various flavoured doughnuts before declaring, “I hate Americans. I hate America.”
A video by TMZ shows off Ariana and rumoured-lover Ricky Alvarez’ sneaky doughnut-licking skills, with the pair indulging in the on-counter sweetness, and each other, while an unidentified employee is turned away. When the staff member came back with a tray of even more lickable goodness, Ariana and her exposed right side were utterly appalled by the offering. “What the fuck is that? I hate Americans. I hate America,” the singer said.
She’s really sorry for hating on her home turf, though, telling her Twitter followers that her comment was “said in a private moment” and “was taken out of context”, but added that she is “sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words”. She maintains that she is “proud to be an American” and has “always made that clear.”
She did take the chance to explain where her disgust at the time stemmed from. “As an advocate for healthy eating, food is very important to me and I sometimes get upset by how freely we as Americans eat and consume things without giving any thought to the consequences that it has on our health and society as a whole,” she explained. “However I should have known better in how I expressed myself; and with my new responsibility to others as a public figure I will strive to be better.”
We’ll probably never look at a doughnut the same again.
The best news you’ll hear today is that Robyn Lawley has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award. The Aussie native is up for the title of the Choice Model category, alongside Hailey Baldwin and Taylor Swift‘s girl squad, including Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss.
“I’m honored to even be apart of this fine selection of awesome models, I love and follow all those girls,” Robyn wrote on her official Facebook page. It’s been a stellar year for theFashionSpot guest editor, who also gave birth to her first child, Ripley, in March this year, and made history as the first-ever “plus-size” model to feature in Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Issue. You can vote for Robyn by tweeting, “My #TeenChoice for #ChoiceModel is @robynlawley!”
Other Aussies up for nominations include Rebel Wilson, 5SOS, Iggy Azalea, Liam Hemsworth and Rose Byrne, but you can see the entire list of nominees here. The Teen Choice Awards air Sunday, August 16, on FOX8.
New York Fashion Week: Men’s is fast approaching and Wilhelmina just put together an epic package to showcase its male models for the event’s inaugural season. Getting inspired by the hauntingly sexy themes behind Teen Wolf and Twilight, Wilhelmina gets its “Wolf Pack” of men’s talent together under a blacklight as the shirtless brood flexes their muscles and smears themselves with glow-in-the-dark paint.
Marco Torres and Julian R R directed the sexy short, which features the neon artwork of Eddy Bogaert. Whilhelmina models Chris Bunn, Chris Moore, Eli Hall, Francisco Peralta, William Moncada and Liam Vandiar all fit the part of sexy werewolves, with their gazes piercing through the blacklight. “The Wilhelmina Wolf Pack has been our signature for the image division in New York City for two seasons now,” men’s board director Taylor Hendrich said. “It represents our ferocious and truly incredible talent roster who we proudly represent. With New York’s first ever Men’s Fashion Week upon us, we wanted to make a statement that we are here.”
The video is enough to make you want to brave a werewolf bite. Watch the fellas in action above and get excited to see them on the runway during Men’s Fashion Week.
A lot of brands have welcomed back the same old faces for the Fall 2015 campaigns, so we have to hand it to Salvatore Ferragamo for switching things up this season by replacing Daria Werbowy with Julia Bergshoeff and Vanessa Moody. Shot amongst vibrant and luxurious surroundings to contrast with the collection, the girls laze around showcasing Ferragamo’s latest wares. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott were retained to lens the images, but even with a change in concept, the campaign has failed to make a dramatic impact in our forums.
“No Daria!! My God, the girls look so stunning here. The mise-en-scène elements in the first two shots especially are very easy on the eye. There’s that whole Architectural Digest/lifestyle vibe in this campaign again, but for once I find it less overwhelming,” Benn98 shared right away.
“They might as well have cast Daria again. Julia looks so much like her here and Vanessa is doing nothing,” explained orchidee.
Also not a fan of Vanessa’s presence was thatsfierce, who asked, “Am I the only one who thinks Miss Moody is SO boring?”
“I don’t like the atmosphere, very amateurish,” GIVENCHYlover replied.
In agreement over how rubbish the campaign is was kasper!: “So dull…and lifeless, no emotion between the models…”
Forum member anlabe32 was left feeling uncertain about the campaign, too. “Isn’t Julia one of the most striking models ever. That said, the campaign is boring. I don’t like the colours but I do love a modern house as a setting. Just not with those curtains,” she said.
“Boring aside, I do like the set, especially the red curtains. Are they Ferragamo?” asked Street_a_Licious.
We consider it a bad job when curtains outshine the models and clothes in a fashion campaign. Join the conversation here.
Jason Wu and Julianne Moore are teaming up with Saks Fifth Avenue and the Entertainment Industry Foundation to peddle fashion for a good cause. The foursome is getting together to support the EIF’s Stand Up to Cancer project, with a Wu-designed T-shirt.
For this project, Wu created a $35 dollar T-shirt printed with an abstract image of a key against a background of clouds and artful scribbles.”There are so many graphic Ts already out there. We felt it was really important to create one that was refined,” Wu said. “And it’s very loud and clear that it is for Key to the Cure. We also really wanted to create something that was elevated, sophisticated and feminine that reflected the essence of the brand.” Proceeds from the top will naturally benefit the charity.
The shirt goes on sale this fall at Saks stores and on the website, as well as at the Saks off Fifth e-store. All proceeds from the collection will benefit Stand Up to Cancer, so you can go to bed at night knowing your shopping addiction has actually helped someone. What a sweet feeling it is.