I'm glad LOVE mag captured this photo of Alessandra Ambrosio because this is exactly the kind of thing that needs preserved for posterity. [Fashionologie]
Hey — you know what will make you feel more Olympics-y? Coveting a bunch of international beauty products always helps me. [BellaSugar]
No, but seriously: this US Olympic Team style rundown will really do the trick. [FabSugar]
Maybe Kristen Stewart publically apologized only because Robert Pattinson demanded it? [CelebDirtyLaundry]
Either way, it seems like it didn't work because RPatz moved on out of their shared fortress. [RightCelebrity]
In addition to maybe sleeping with him, KStew also maybe shared an "intimate meal" with Rupert Sanders, which should surprise no one with even the most rudimentary knowledge of contemporay American romantic rituals. [AnythingHollywood]
- Robert Pattinson was maybe going to propose to Kristen Stewart before the scandal broke out, and now he probably will not do that. [EarSucker]
September issue previews keep rolling in (hooray!), and one of the latest is Elle UK’s cover featuring Rosie Huntington-Whiteley photographed by David Vasiljevic. September issues are typically the biggest, most important issues of the year for fashion magazines, and unfortunately this cover is just not September-worthy.
“This would be a nice April cover, but September?!” blueorchid posted.
HeatherAnne agreed: “The font color and floral styling screams spring to me, not autumn."
Honeycombchild wrote, “This is incredibly blah for a September issue and quite frankly it's beneath UK Elle. They are capable of much better. Well, at least they were. They went through a really strong period when they were producing really great covers but lately that seems to have really dropped off,” he complained.
In addition to the cover’s lack of a fall fashion feel, I’m going to just come right out and say I think Rosie’s face looks a little weird. I can’t put my finger on it, but there’s something a little awkward or off about it in this shot. There’s nothing really wrong with this cover, but it lacks the wow-factor we come to expect once September rolls around, and it pales in comparison to the few September covers we’ve seen thus far (see Bella Heathcote on Vogue Australia [they also did a great subscriber cover] and Karlie Kloss on Vogue Japan). Better luck next year Elle UK.
Image courtesy of Elle UK.
Maybe apart from the Olympic Opening Ceremony, DeviantArt user Sashii-Kami's 26-look Disney Runway collection is the best thing about today. The fairy tale looks stay true to the magic of the stories without veering into the overdetermined and costumey, and even though there are a few outfits that are less fashion, more fantasy RPG (I'm looking at you, Aurora! And at you too, Yzma.), I wish I could see the bulk of these sketches turned into real clothing and then sold for everyday wear. Not kidding: if you can't see Anna Dello Russo rocking the Cruella look, you have no sense of imagination.
Andrew Marc's first ever campaign for its Marc New York division looks surprisingly haute for something inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey and starring the 2008 Miss Universe and Celebrity Apprentice contestant Dayana Mendoza alongside former Scottish rugby player Thom Evans. She wears a virginal white minidress, unzipped down the back, and he wears nothing but a towel around his waist and oiled pecs. He's looking off into the distance, probably reliving the traumatic memories of his "crackwhore" mother. Kind of wish the creative team had gone a little more literal with inspiration and found a way to incorporate a grey tie, an inner goddess, and a heap of emoticons.
If you swoon over the jewelry worn by the likes of Lady Gaga, Cheryl Cole, and RiRi, you’re in luck, as London-based designer Maria Francesca Pepe has just created a capsule collection for one of our favourite haunts on the high-street, Urban Outfitters.
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The Urban Outfitters Collection
Financial journalists claim that a single Tweet from Marie Claire editor and Project Runway judge, Nina Garcia, was enough to send JC Penney's stock soaring to 9.9% gains before closing at +5%.
Here's the magical Tweet that rocked markets on Wednesday:
"I’m @jcpenney’s HQ. Thank you Ron Johnson for the walk through of JCP’s prototype. Get ready to shop! Its going to be a game changer!"
Game changer, indeed. An entire industry has now been introduced to Garcia's great glow. Which is cool on its own, but (and I'm not sure I understand the stock market very well) how do we actually know it was the fashion favorite's Tweet which sent JC Penney's stock soaring? WWD's entire rationale boils down to: 1) Garcia has a lot of Twitter followers 2) all the financial people attribute the jump to her 133-character missive. And sure: Garcia has 470,000 Twitter followers and The Wall Street Journal's headline reads, "J.C. Penney Shares Spike After Nina Garcia’s Tweet."
From the WSJ lede: "J.C. Penney shares, no stranger to the roller coaster, spiked in the past hour, apparently after — yes, we are not kidding you — this tweet from Nina Garcia."
But the article mentions that the stock started rising minutes before she sent the Tweet ("Did somebody leak the tweet?" asks WSJ, stupidly. "Call the SEC!"), so really this might all just be false attribution. I've never invested in anything in my whole life, but I went to Social Studies in 7th Grade so I'm pretty well acquainted with the principle, "correlation does not equal causality." Or, what? What am I not getting?