Image: Royal Albert
Now that Miranda Kerr's a single gal, she's got time to stop, sip some tea and enjoy the benefits (term used loosely) of being a bachelorette in New York City. If you follow this reasoning, then it makes perfect sense that the former Victoria's Secret Angel has teamed up with Royal Albert on a collection of bone china, which will drop (hopefully, not literally…that would be a mess!) tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. Aussie time.
The range includes all the trimmings for a proper tea party: cups, saucers, strainers, kettles, cream and sugar pots, tea caddies, plates and cake stands, all decorated with pink peonies and butterflies. For the lowbrow tea (or coffee!) drinker, there are also mugs. According to the very pink lookbook, the collection was designed with Kerr's love of nature in mind and memories of her days drinking tea from her grandmother's own Royal Albert set when she was but a wee lass in Australia.
As an added bonus for Australian residents, Kerr will be on hand May 16 to officially launch the collection and have morning tea with a few lucky fans with deep pockets. The first 50 people to spend $199 AUD on items from Kerr's collection will each win two tickets to the event.
If the collection reminds you of something you saw at Sister Odell's house during her Sunday post-church afternoon socials, you're not alone. But, uh, if flowers and butterflies are what you're into, this stuff is pretty perfect.
Sometimes Photoshop is our friend. It adds dinosaurs to wedding pictures, removes red-eye and just generally makes things better. But sometimes people take it to the dark side, and weird things that should never see the light of day arise.
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Such was the case when Wan, a wedding photographer from Henan province, China, decided to celebrate his 4th anniversary with his girlfriend in a … let's call it unique way. Wan Photoshopped himself into his unnamed girlfriend's childhood pictures, and the results have divided the Internet. When first posted on the social media site Weibo, a lot of Chinese women were commenting on what a romantic gesture it was. However, other corners of the web are labeling it downright creepy, and we kind of agree with them. Doubtless, Wan meant the altered photos to be a funny and touching way of showing his love, but we think he missed the mark on most of them.
See the pictures at: Man Adds Himself To Girlfriend's Old Photos, With Freaky Results
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Miranda Kerr has landed herself another cover of UK Harper's Bazaar. The Australian beauty is photographed by Alexi Lubomirski and styled by Miranda Almond for the summery shoot. Miranda wears a cashmere cotton top and linen crepe jacket by Michael Kors, while Frankie, her pet pooch, dons a dog lead from Mungo & Maud.
Are dogs the new fashion accessory? This certainly isn't the first time Miranda's dog has landed the cover of a major fashion magazine. The duo were once photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia's September 2010 cover (you could almost hear the screams of envious models who couldn't land covers themselves).
IMAGE CREDIT: HARPERSBAZAAR.CO.UK VIA TFS FORUMS
Members of theFashionSpot didn't seem up for discussing the cover and insisted on debating Miranda's persona with Kite writing, "She really is the dullest and most fame hungry woman…I just don't get her appeal. She relies on pretty."
"I can't say I really get the Miranda thing. I find her very uneventful," wrote honeycombchild.
Abracadabra also didn't seem to hold interest in Bazaar's June cover subject: "Is it bad that I yawn when I see Miranda's name pop up? I can't explain it, but she gives nothing but a pretty face. I'm never moved, I'll say it again but the only thing I've liked was her [Vogue Italia] cover/ed but that's about it."
Enough about Miranda, what do you think of the cover? It's very summery which fits with the month. You can view the cover for subscribers in the thread here.
IMAGE CREDIT: HARPERSBAZAAR.CO.UK VIA TFS FORUMS
In a weird and wonderful photo series currently going around the Internet, NYC-based photographer Olivia Locher depicts some of America's strangest laws. Below, we dig a little deeper into some of the laws which pertain to clothing and style.
The full series, "I Fought the Law," is available to view via Ms. Locher's website.
In Alabama, it's illegal to have an ice cream cone in your pocket at all times.
I couldn't find a credible source confirming this law; it's most likely an urban legend.
In Delaware, it's illegal to wear pants that are "form-fitting" around the waist.
Although I couldn't find the origins of this law, I did find a mention of it in GQ, as early as 1967. The tight pants ban is not a statewide thing, but is restricted to the town of Lewes.
In Rhode Island, it's illegal to wear transparent clothing.
I couldn't verify this. Although plenty of websites in the "Dumb Laws" Internet niche have listed this factoid, I couldn't find a reference to it in a single credible source, including in Google's entire Books database.
In Texas, it's illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.
Writing for the legal blog, LawInfo.com, Caitlyn Obolsky, Esq. says, "In Mesquite, Texas it is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts. I am guessing this one has to do with a more traditional desire for a sense of conformity of appearance. There must have been some sort of wave of unusual hairstyles in order to get this one enacted into law."
In Hawaii, coins are not allowed to be placed in one's ears.
The best explanation I found comes from Rounds.com: "Coins are not allowed to be placed in one’s ears. The reason for this is because in 1900 when Hawaii became apart of the United States, there was an order to destroy all Hawaiian coins, and people would hide them in their ears; now it is a sign of being a drug dealer."
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All images via olivialocher.com
Image courtesy Mary Katrantzou
British designer Mary Katrantzou has just designed her very first wedding dress. The custom creation was made with over 120 meters of chiffon. Click through to see more photos. [FabSugar]
Hey fast fashion brands. Maybe you guys could try to be a little less literal with your runway knockoffs? [Fashionista]
Why don't you just go ahead and slather your whole body in yogurt? I love the feeling of Fage squishing between my toes. [BellaSugar]
One study finds that shoppers are more likely to buy something when they recieve rude treatment from sales associates. [HuffPo]
"After a punishing New York winter, many women are cutting their hair short as a way to finally embrace spring." Thank goodness the Times is on it. [NYTimes]
Following the tragic death of his daughter, Peaches, Bob Geldof has proposed to his girlfriend of 18 years, French actress Jeanne Marine. [Independent]
Ever shopped for clothes at a supermarket? Canadian retailer Joe Fresh got its start shilling trendy, affordable clothes a stone's throw away from the produce aisle, and Tu at Sainsbury is taking a similar approach. The range boasts a fine selection of key wardrobe staples updated to fit the latest trends, with the hopes that customers mix and match the pieces to develop their own unique looks. It is fitting, then, that the range's slogan this season is, "Wear it your way."
Fronting the campaign are two different UK celebrities (best known for their former pop careers!) with different body shapes and style preferences. The first, Heidi Range, has more feminine proclivities, often opting for floaty dresses and a warm pink colour palette. Lousie Redknapp, on the other hand, infuses her outfits with more of an androgynous vibe, leaning slightly feminine with the help of some well-placed floral prints. You can watch how the girls use the same collection to achieve their own styles here.
The collection really does have something for everyone, from 50s-style dresses to on-trend separates. Now, the bad news is that the clothing is only available in Sainsbury’s stores, but the good news is that it’ll certainly make your weekly big shop a little bit more fun.