There’s a lot going on in the world today that just makes us want to quit it all, but at least Tiffany & Co. is here to give us a glimmer of faith in humanity. The jeweler has released its engagement campaign and for the first time, it’s featuring a same-sex couple. Though we don’t know the names of the (very handsome) pair, we do know that they’re a real NYC couple.
London Fog is another brand who recently used a same-sex couple, actor Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka, for its 2014 Holiday campaign. The shots were so adorable we almost teared up (almost), but these new Tiffany ads might just put us over the edge.
The rest of the campaign features members from the model set, Cora Emmanuel, Andreea Diaconu and more, but if we’re being completely honest, we think these guys really steal the show.
We’ve already discussed Taylor Swift’s sartorial transformation and if her latest Instagram snap is any indication, then her beauty game is about to change, too. A few days ago, Karlie Kloss’ BFF posted a selfie in which she ditched her signature red lip and cat eye in favor of a nude lip and smudged liner. And we gotta say, we absolutely love it. The casual, model-off-duty makeup was reminiscent of her
makeover makeunder for the cover of Wonderland. #CasualVibes.
Could this be part of her new look for 2015? We kind of hope so. Go on with your bad self, T-Swift.
Our favorite fashion magazines haven’t exactly been delivering the goods this month. We’ve seen the same old cover subjects, from Gwyneth Paltrow on Marie Claire to Miranda Kerr posing for Harper’s Bazaar, and now Jennifer Aniston is InStyle‘s newest cover girl. Fresh off the front of Allure‘s January issue and giving us the same smile and hairstyle, Jennifer sits before Michelangelo di Battista’s lens wearing a red dress styled by Melissa Rubini. Are you over seeing Jennifer on magazine covers?
Our forum members sure are, and weren’t afraid to let off some steam inside the InStyle – Worldwide thread. “Oh God, no…” proclaimed GlamorousBoy, who was left more than unimpressed.
“Yeah Aniston is on the cover. God, she and Paltrow are everywhere!” added Miss Dalloway.
Elisejeffery agreed, “Just received my February issue in the mail, so sick of seeing Jennifer on every magazine cover lately. Please go away, Jennifer.”
Srdjan, on the other hand, doesn’t mind Jennifer but disapproved of the cover nonetheless. “I actually like seeing Jennifer on (good) magazine covers, but she looks so bad here. The massive Photoshop makes her look so unnatural and irritating,” he voiced inside the thread.
How do you feel? Are magazines becoming too safe with their cover choices? Share your opinion inside the thread here. InStyle‘s February 2015 issue is available on newsstands now.
What is a superstar? According to Pharrell Williams, Rita Ora, David Beckham and NBA player Damian Lillard, it’s not what you think.
Adidas Originals released a short to promote the re-release of its Superstar shoe featuring the four powerhouses, who are superstars in their own right. But if you think fame, fortune and millions of social media followers are what makes them deserving of such an esteemed title, you’re wrong. The minute and a half long spot, shot in black and white, has each party mentioning all the stereotypical things we imagine when we think of a superstar, only to tell us that’s not what really makes a superstar.
While they offer no explanation of what it takes to actually be one (unless, we guess, just wearing the shoe they’re talking about cuts it), the video itself is pretty cool. Check it out above.
[h/t ELLE UK]
We’ve only been in 2015 for a little over a week and it is not looking like a good year for retailers. C. Wonder just announced it was shuttering all its stores, Wet Seal just closed 338 stores and now more closings and layoffs are in the future for two retailers: Macy’s and J.C. Penney.
Macy’s is downsizing, cutting out 14 of its stores and a handful of jobs, though the company plans on filling jobs to handle demands for e-commerce and direct-to-consumer positions. The goal is to beef up its “ship from store” and in-store pickup services, though the retailer also mentions the downsize will help pay for higher retirement and health care plans.
As for J.C. Penney, the company will close 39 of its locations, leaving the retailer with 1,020 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Last January, J.C. Penney got rid of 33 stores. It says that this bout of restructuring is to increase profits, which will ultimately leave 2,250 employees out of a job.
[via The Business of Fashion, WWD]
Want to smell like Adidas? You can start by getting your hands on the brand’s new fragrance with designer Jeremy Scott, aptly named Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals. The limited-edition unisex scent is housed in a bottle modeled after Scott’s famous winged Adidas sneaker, with detachable wings, of course.
Only 10,000 bottles of the scent will be available and will retail for $105. Notes of white pepper, cashmere wood, Calabrian bergamot and incense make up the fragrance, whose campaign was shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Scott says the fragrance’s unisex nature came by accident. “It was just like wow, men and women seem to be responding to this scent when I’m wearing it. And I feel fine about it. A lot of my design is very non-gender specific. So it, in a way, ended up reflecting what I do in fashion.”
The bottle is packaged inside a shoebox (naturally) and will hit shelves in February.