Model Kendall Jenner took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes snap from the new video she stars in for the limited-edition Courrèges collection for Estée Lauder. Courrèges, the line famous for the go-go boot and Sixties-style mini dresses in futuristic silhouettes, is making a comeback with a makeup range that includes colorful lip gloss, metallic eyeshadow, and the ultimate icon of the era: white eyeliner. In the video, the 19-year-old wears bright, futuristic patent clothing in a nod to the brand and rocks a slate smoky eye with a bright pink lip. Check out the video below and shop the #Poptimistic line at Estee Lauder.
It’s hard to believe that we’re starting to see May covers already and, like clockwork, Vogue Japan is the first to drop in our forums. Actress Léa Seydoux fronts the newest issue — surely to balance out April’s multi-model cover. The French beauty is a worthy cover star as she’s set to make a splash in the James Bond Spectre film in the fall, not to mention her affiliation with both Prada and Miu Miu.
But our forum members aren’t sure about a certain change in the cover design. “God! This is so ELLE! No white background looks cheap!” declared poison84 immediately.
“Vogue Japan without the white background is not Vogue Japan at all. The white background is their identity! I am not impressed. This is the rare example wherein change is not accepted,” agreed MON.
DutchHomme also questioned, “Where is the white background?”
Forum member gossiping certainly wasn’t feeling it and voiced, “Huh? This isn’t Vogue Japan at all. I don’t like it, I want to see models as well.”
Yet not everyone was against the change. “Finally something different for Vogue Japan. And you can’t go wrong with Léa,” noted [Piece Of Me].
“Amazing, finally a cover of Vogue Japan without the white background,” burbuja8910 complimented.
Also full of praise and admiration was YourMonster: “It looks awesome. Nice to see something different.”
We certainly are a hard bunch to satisfy. Be sure to share your own opinion with us inside the thread here.
Siblings are naturally going to pick on each other and throw a litle shade from time to time, but Rob Kardashian’s latest Instagram post making fun of his older sister Kim seems to be a little, well, harsh. The sole male offspring of momager Kris Jenner posted an image to his instagram profile of Rosamund Pike in her role as Amy in Gone Girl, in the scene where she’s covered in blood after murdering her ex-boyfriend.
“This is my sister Kim, the bitch from Gone Girl,” he wrote. Kardashian currently only has one post on his profile – and that’s it, as all other photos seem to have been deleted. Folks are trying to figure out whether or not Kardashian’s Instagram has been hacked, but it has been about 22 hours since the image was posted and he hasn’t removed it or made a statement, so we’re guessing it was intentionally posted.
Rob has had a tumultuous relationship with his older sister as of late – he didn’t show up for her wedding to Kanye West this summer, and by the looks of this latest image, it still seems as if things aren’t going so well between the siblings.
It’s always sad to see blood fight. Let’s hope the Kardashians can get over their differences – they are family after all.
[via Page Six]
You may want to start stocking up on Marc by Marc Jacobs items because they won’t be around for long. Following rumors that Marc Jacobs would be absorbing his diffusion range into his main line, Jacobs has come forward to confirm that yes, Marc by Marc Jacobs will very soon be a thing of the past.
On closing the Marc by Marc Jacobs label, Jacobs told WWD, “We’ve gone through many different ways looking at what it was initially and how it had gotten away from that, and I think again we’re back to that same thing. The way to do it is that this is under one label. It just feels like we aren’t doing that job by showing two different collections with two different messages.”
As for Marc by Marc Jacobs designers Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley, Hillier is expected to stay on with Marc Jacobs, though Bartley’s future with the company is still up in the air. The brand intends to hire more people in the future, but doesn’t know if that means all the current staff will stay on.
Tom Ford has been criticized in the past for his sexually-charged depiction of scantily-clad (or, you know, naked) women in his campaigns. But though some people may find his depiction of women sexist, Ford says that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, he says he has no problem giving men the same treatment in his campaigns.
“I’ve been criticised for objectifying women. But I’m an equal opportunity objectifier – I’m just as happy to objectify men,” explains the designer. Ford says that society’s attitudes toward male nudity are what creates this unequal climate. “The thing is, you can’t show male nudity in our culture in the way you can show female nudity. We’re very comfortable as a culture exploiting women, but not men. But I don’t think of it as exploitation [either way].”
Ford says that whether or not his female models are naked, he pictures them as strong, self-determined women who are empowered and do as they please. “There’s nothing stronger and more powerful than a beautiful woman. I don’t think expressing what nature intended you to be is anything but powerful,” he says. “My women are not sitting there waiting for someone, they’re taking charge. Doesn’t matter whether they’re naked – they’re powerful, they’re smart, and you’re not going to get them if they don’t want you.”
[via The Guardian]
We’ve been speculating for weeks about who would turn up on the cover of Vogue‘s annual shape issue. Names like Gisele Bündchen and Blake Lively were mentioned, but we’re genuinely thrilled at the chosen cover girl. Unveiled over the weekend, Serena Williams stars on the magazine’s newly-released issue, setting our forums ablaze. The American tennis ace posed for Annie Leibovitz wearing an understated Rag & Bone sheath dress, which ultimately did not go over well with most forum members.
“Yikes, couldn’t they have put something more interesting/flattering/fashionable on her? Very bad cover, depressing colors,” commented Nymphaea immediately.
“For me this is one of their WORST covers!! I mean what on earth is she wearing, and on what planet is a shift dress that cheap looking, fashionable?” Miss Dalloway asked.
Also feeling underwhelmed was fluxxx: “Even Lucky covers look better than this. This is depressing. It’s like a super bland ELLE cover. I would never have guessed that Annie shot this.”
Oxymore shared the same sentiments. “Maybe I would have liked it if she was smiling. I like the background and the pose but she seems sad,” she noted.
“I actually like it… She looks strong and dominant! She’s all business. Love the hair. There could’ve been a better shot but I’m okay with it. Not Vogue‘s best,” added MON as the tone steadily started to turn around.
“I’m glad she got the cover. I think she looks good. I don’t expect much from Vogue honestly. But like someone mentioned, her skin isn’t lightened and her hair isn’t straightened and she looks like herself. I appreciate that,” nataliaapple admired.
Love it or loathe it? Take a peek at what Vogue‘s April issue has to offer and join the discussion here.