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Forum Members React to ELLE Spain’s April Cover and It Ain’t Good News (Forum Buzz)

Occasionally we find ourselves frustrated with the odd magazine cover. ELLE Spain tapped Andrés Velencoso for its April cover and our forum members aren’t a happy bunch. Not because a handsome male specimen is present on the cover, but with how the woman is used as an accessory for the cover story. Photographed by Xavi Gordo, the former face of Chanel’s Allure Homme Sport cologne was captured wearing a conservative gray turtleneck, clutching the leg of Marta Español, reminding us of Andrés’ previous campaign for Giuseppe Zanotti.

Elle Spain April 2015 André Velencoso


Forum members were quick to add their two cents. “Yikes at her being reduced to like, a disembodied mannequin. I don’t know who these two are, but you can literally only see ‘parts’ of her – save for the close-up of her face. It’s uncomfortable to look at, she’s like less than an accessory,” mistress_f shared immediately.

“I agree. That was my feeling too when I saw this. Very sad for a woman’s magazine to do this,” replied bun-bun.

Forum member mistress_f added, “Exactly. I mean I’d side-eye something like this in a man’s magazine as well, and I’m sure the likes of GQ and Details probably did it many times before, but coming from a women’s mag is just sad.” Oh, dear.

Sharing the same sentiments was littlekiki: “100% agree that she looks like an accessory. So sad.”

GIVENCHYlover was willing to overlook the situation, however. “Gorgeous cover and editorial,” he raved.

As was A.D.C.: “What I like about ELLE Spain is that they embrace the boho spirit that was once ELLE‘s signature. You can tell you are looking at an issue of ELLE when browsing their content. I wish more of their editions would have a stronger sense of identity like this.”

What’s your take on the cover? Let us know inside the thread here.

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Kate Upton Is SO Over Social Media

Kate Upton Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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Kate Upton, whose career started to blow up after a video of her doing a version of the dougie at an LA Clippers game in 2011 went viral, is now so over social media. Like, really, really over it. The model covers the latest issue of Net-A-Porter’s The Edit and expresses her exhaustion with the very medium that helped make her famous in the first place.

“I feel like social media at this point is kind of b******t,” she tells the magazine. “At the beginning, it was amazing and a lot of fun. It was like, ‘Cool, I can talk to my fans!’ And now I think that we’re losing the art of it.” And what, pray tell, is the art of social media according to Ms. Upton? Authenticity. “When I joined Twitter it was just me, but [when] you’ve got contracts, it’s so planned,” she explains. “Now it’s about who has the best marketing, not who has a really good personality.”

Upton seems to have a point. These days, a single tweet from someone with the right amount of followers can translate to big bucks for the tweeter, and tons of exposure for the brand. It was reported in 2012 that Kim Kardashian was paid $10,000 for tweets endorsing Shoedazzle. We imagine the price tag for her tweets has only gone up since. 

Upton’s attitudes on social media aren’t at all helped by trolling culture, either. “The internet can be horrible, so I just don’t look at it anymore.” She says. “But maybe a little hate is good for me. Because if I’m in a spot where everyone loves me, I won’t try as hard.”  

[via The Edit]

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Barneys Just Bought Kanye West’s Adidas Collection

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Kanye West’s Adidas collaboration just got an order from a major buyer. Barneys just announced it will be carrying the Kanye West x Adidas Originals Season 1 collection, which will be available in stores and online. Word is, Barneys is also trying to get West somehow involved with the marketing aspect of the collection, which, if plans go forward, should be an easy task for the man who considers himself the Steve Jobs of culture

According to Tom Kalenderian, EVP and general men’s merchandise manager, Yeezy’s collection “is right for the moment.” In addition to apparel, Barneys will carry the footwear and bags associated with the range. All the excitement around West’s big Barneys buy must have made the rapper extremely busy. West was scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday to participate in a sketch and read mean tweets, but he was apparently a no-show. According to a rep for West, scheduling conflicts are to blame. “We were never confirmed . . . We took extraordinary steps and worked directly with the show to make it happen. Logistics were insurmountable.”

We lament this missed opportunity to see Mr. West make fun of himself. 

[via Page Six, WWD]

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Massimo Giorgetti Is Emilio Pucci’s New Creative Director

Massimo Giorgetti

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Well, that was fast. Just yesterday it was announced that Peter Dundas would be leaving his post at Emilio Pucci to return to helm Roberto Cavalli‘s label and now, Pucci has announced the Norwegian designer’s successor. MSGM designer Massimo Giorgetti has been tapped as creative director for the house of Pucci, a job he will start in April.

Giorgetti will continue to create for the MSGM brand and with this new gig, so he will have significantly more projects on his plate. He is expected to send his debut collection for Pucci down the runway come the Spring 2016 shows, which is also when Peter Dundas will show his latest effort for Roberto Cavalli. We expect plenty of buzz around both shows and can’t wait to see what Giorgetti will bring to the Pucci label.

Sure, Fashion Month just ended, but with all these changes, we’re starting to get really excited for the upcoming season.

[via Business of Fashion]

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Is Marc by Marc Jacobs Folding?

Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Rumor has it that Marc Jacobs could be downsizing soon. Sources say that Marc by Marc Jacobs, the younger sister to the designer’s eponymous brand, will be absorbed into the main Marc Jacobs label. The hope is to diversify the Marc Jacobs brand, offering a bigger range of items under one name. Of course, nothing has been confirmed by Marc Jacobs and we don’t know yet how these changes would affect the structure of the company or the current designers of Marc by Marc Jacobs, Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier.

According to WWD, the house of Marc Jacobs is looking to “unify all products with a clarity of voice and aesthetic, and ultimately, to expand the product offerings,” which some speculate is part of the label’s plan in preparing for a future public offering. 

Marc Jacobs has yet to come out and officially announce the absorption, but we wager all eyes will be on the brand in the next few weeks to see if there is any truth to the rumors.

[via WWD]

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