- Get ready, because Zoe Saldana is about to slay the maternity fashion game. The actress is pregnant with her first child with husband Marco Perego. That’s going to be one beautiful kid! [ E!]
- Naya Rivera married her
reboundboo, Ryan Dorsey, after only three months, after breaking up with her previous fiance, Big Sean. [E!]
- Crocs is downsizing, and apparently, some people who are not Crocs employees are actually sad about that. [PopSugar Fashion]
- Magazine covers as you know them could all change, thanks to experiential advertising. [The Business of Fashion]
- Peaches Geldof‘s cause of death has finally been confirmed as a heroin overdose. [WWD]
- Justin Bieber is rumored to be the next face of Calvin Klein. #sign
sthew orldi sendi ng [Daily Mail]
- Lupita Nyong’o isn’t the only celebrity who can hook you up with fresh braids. Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt can also whip up a mean French braid…in just about four minutes. He and Lupita should open up a shop together! [TIME]
- Further proof that y’all are watching too much damn TV: A Michigan prison has nixed orange jumpsuits in favor of striped ones. They say the popularity of shows like Orange Is the New Black have made the jumpsuits in vogue, and now civilians are wearing them, making it difficult to identify prisoners versus free citizens. [NY Mag]
- If you care, Lana Del Rey has slept with a lot of people in the music industry. [Complex]
- Now you can be creeped out and get excited for the next Hunger Games movie. To promote Mockingjay, “The Capitol” has released living portraits of two of the film’s characters as a creative way to promote the movie. [Teen Vogue]
After a truly successful debut stint designing the GB kit for the London 2012 Olympics, Stella McCartney, who has collaborated with Adidas since 2001, has been asked once more to design the kit for her home country for the 2016 games in Rio.
The news was just broken by the Mirror, giving the designer a nice head start on her vision. Seeing as the last kit took two years of development, she had better crack on with it to come up with something new.
The blue and white union jack graphic concept that the designer came up with for 2012 was so refreshing and exciting. When you think about the fact that she had to design 590 different items for 900 different athletes competing in 46 sports, it doesn’t sound like a fun job. However, all her years working with Adidas have made her a pro at this, so regardless of how many medals Team GB wins, at least we know they will look good.
It seems that besides funny hats, there is nothing Pharrell WIlliams enjoys more than watching attractive, multiethnic women dance for him. His last music video, “Marilyn Monroe” off his album G I R L, featured an array of hotties shaking their tail feathers. When you’ve got a good thing, you gotta run with it and so, Pharrell once again clings to the theme of beautiful dancing women for his latest music video for “Come Get it Bae,” featuring aspiring King of Diamonds dancer Miley Cyrus.
This time, Pharrell is seen recording the twirling girls on an old-timey camera, presumably a very important part of the mock auditions he’s depicting in the video. It would be creepy if it was anyone else. Of course, there’s just a little twerking action in the vid, but thankfully, it does not come from Ms. Cyrus, who’s already exhausted our tolerance on that tip. The “Wrecking Ball” singer offers her vocals, dance moves and, of course, ever-wagging tongue to the production, bopping alongside Pharrell through the entire video.
Love or hate these two chart-toppers, the song’s pretty catchy and the video is the perfect distraction on a Wednesday afternoon. Check it out below!
If you can spare a minute between shows this coming London Fashion Week, steer your smartphone to eBay.co.uk. The e-tailer has something special up its sleeves in celebration of the Spring 2015 collections — a limited-run collection produced by London’s top designers.
Produced in partnership with the British Fashion Council, the BFC Contemporary initiative will support emerging U.K. fashion labels through mentorship and sales opportunities. Here’s where you come in. The designers will create and sell exclusive wares through eBay’s first BFC Contemporary Shop, launching in September.
PRISM, Zoe Jordan, Georgia Hardinge, Alexis Barrell and PAPER London will each design a single item evoking the respective brand’s signature aesthetic. eBay users can shop those items during London Fashion Week, which means you’ll want to make use of those iPhone chargers tucked underneath the front row. There’s nothing like the instant gratification of scoring a pair of Anna Laub’s sunnies or a sculptural mini from Georgia Hardinge from your seat.
“Each of the inaugural BFC Contemporary designers possesses incredible creativity and strong brand concepts,” BFC CEO Caroline Rush said during a press breakfast announcing the program. “These designers mark a new wave in British contemporary design, the rise of which we aim to fuel with this new initiative.”
The designers—minus Jordan, who was unable to attend—mingled over plates of salmon and pastries during this morning’s launch at The Arts Club. Though their wares have yet to be revealed, the abundance of midi skirts in the room surely made an impression. Talk, meanwhile, fittingly centered around the various treasures guests had uncovered in their past eBay excursions.
Hardinge recalled picking up a vintage sewing machine on the site, then revealed that her item would draw inspiration from the “sculptural shadows on buildings.”
Oh, and designers, take note. Applications for the 2015 BFC Contemporary initiative will soon be open to all.
The fall advertisements still continue to roll out and Stella McCartney‘s are the latest to land on our forums. McCartney brought back everyone’s favorite Brit model and long-term friend, Kate Moss, to front her latest collection, making this Kate’s seventh campaign for the label (Kate’s last appearance was Spring 2009). Photographed by Turkish duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Kate was shot in London for the fashion spots where she is seen posing against a studio backdrop with effortlessly styled hair and minimal makeup. According to WWD, McCartney styled the campaign herself, which showcases the brand’s new Cavendish handbag in one of the ads.
Thus far within the ad campaign’s thread, forum members are delighted. “Very eye catching! Kate looks amazing!” posted Nepenthes.
“I really like her images with eyewear. She looks pretty good,” complimented catherine88.
MlleCoco shared the same positive sentiments and wrote, “I was craving for an editorial or a campaign with Kate!! Stella, Kate and M&M it’s a perfect combo!”
“Stella’s best campaign so far!” stated a very satisfied GIVENCHYlover.
Chanelcouture09 was in the same frame of mind: “This was a great surprise and Kate looks fantastic as per usual.”
See inside the thread to see Kate’s eyewear shots and then share your own opinion here.
Cate Blanchett rarely steps a foot wrong when it comes to looking absolutely divine, and let’s be honest, the Australian actress’ porcelain complexion definitely helps her out. Cate’s outfit for this SK-II promotional event in Shanghai was no exception. She wore an elegant Elie Saab Spring 2013 Couture number in her role as the skincare’s ambassador.
The white lace, scalloped-hem pencil dress was styled perfectly with pointed nude heels, delicate diamond accessories and soft makeup. The 45-year-old never ceases to amaze with her classy, soft colour choices that always complement her blond locks and fair skin, plus age-appropriate hemlines and shapes. We’re giving Cate a big thumbs up for this effortless and refined look, because the woman seemingly always gets it right.