- Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles is taking on an additional role as editorial director of Seventeen magazine. [WWD]
- Chloe founder Gaby Aghion died at age 93 this Saturday. [WWD]
- Snoop Dogg (Lion?) joins the fight to legalize recreational marijuana in Alaska. [BuzzFeed]
- Nicki Minaj had a little nip-slip on Instagram. [Instagram]
- Annie Lennox doesn’t think Beyoncé is as much of a feminist as she makes herself out to be. [Mirror]
- Did Emanuel Ungaro just knock off a Donna Karan gown from last season? [Fashionista]
- Move over Cara Delevingne, rumor has it that Rihanna might make an appearance in the next James Bond movie. [IBT]
- Cold weather and dry air are just around the corner. Here’s how to keep your moisturizer from drying out on you in the middle of the day. [The Cut]
- Oh, what a surprise, Lena Dunham hates the term “TMI.” [NPR]
- We’re just gonna leave this here: An 18-year-old Tavi Gevinson is allegedly dating a 26-year-old man. [Gawker]
- The New Yorker‘s latest cover is a GIF. [Mashable]
If you’re searching for a cozy fur snood or angora sweater this fall season, The Gap is not the place to look. Just two weeks ago, animal rights supporter Sarah Maddox launched a Change.org petition against Gap, Inc., decrying the retailer for selling products containing real fur for its Piperlime label. Maddox said she was outraged to see the retailer pushing items that were made from fur, which is often harvested from animals in a cruel manner. “These innocent creatures are beaten, electrocuted, or have their heads and necks stepped on,” she wrote in the text of the petition. “Animals killed for the fur industry are often skinned alive!”
After writing Gap, Inc. asking them to explain why they would peddle such dubious stock, the retailer wrote back assuring Maddox that their brands don’t use fur, although the labels whose wares they were selling “follow their own policies.” Maddox thought it was a little hypocritical for the company to patronize those who use fur when their own policies go against the very notion. Furthermore, Maddox adds that Piperlime’s stock of fur-laden products didn’t even include the origin of the fur they were selling, which is considered false advertising under the Fur Products Labeling Act. (more…)
Katayone Adeli is rumored to be at the top of Helmut Lang‘s short list. If Adeli signs, says WWD, her contract may be the first step in relaunching the venerable fashion brand, which first opened for business in 1986. Helmut Lang has been without a lead designer since husband-and-wife duo Michael and Nicole Colovos exited the company in February after an eight-year run.
Adeli has seen her fair share of success in the business, and her clean lines would translate well with the Helmut Lang aesthetic. The designer worked for L.A. sportswear firm Parallel before she debuted her namesake label in 1997. That, mind you, was an overnight triumph. If you wanted impeccably tailored, low-slung trousers, you went to Katayone Adeli. The same went for long chiffon dresses and cropped leather jackets — all of which garnered a cult following among A-listers like Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore. In fact, Gwyneth once told André Leon Talley for Vogue that she attempted to get “every pair of pants Katayone Adeli makes.” Now that’s one helluva seal of approval.
Later, in 2000, two lower-priced labels were introduced into the marketplace, 2 by Katayone Adeli and 2 Jeans by Katayone Adeli. But by 2003, Adeli shuttered her company. The rumor is that the collapse was due to the exit of former president Sean Barron, who sold his stake and started Joie in 2000. Since then, Adeli has been involved in various consulting roles.
Julia Restoin Roitfeld can now add “director” to her list of achievements. The stylist and model was tapped by Stuart Weitzman to do a short film spotlighting the brand’s latest offerings. Rock Roll Ride, inspired by Playboy magazine spreads and 60s TV special effects, stars Dylan Penn and Poppy Delevingne. The models twirl their hair and thumb through magazines topless until they venture out to explore the countryside in thigh-high Weitzman boots.
Rock Roll Ride is a film of firsts for both Julia and the label. This is Julia’s debut directorial role and Weitzman’s first time tapping a female in this capacity. The new director seems over the moon about her latest project with the brand. “As a creative director, I think secretly I always wanted to direct a movie,” she said in a statement. “When Stuart Weitzman approached me to direct their fourth short film, I immediately said yes because I’m obsessed with shoes.”
Watch the whole video above. How did Julia do for her first time in the director’s chair?
Our Cover Rumor Thread has been on fire these past few weeks with speculation regarding Vogue‘s October cover, which ultimately went to Reese Witherspoon. The actress was snapped wearing a summery red dress (don’t forget, it’s an October issue!) by Mikael Jansson.
The cover has received mixed reactions from our forum members. “Not as tragic as I had expected it to be…certainly better than the model cover, but ehhh wake me up when Angie shows up,” commented Fiercification, referring to rumors that Angelina Jolie is fronting an upcoming issue of Vogue.
“She is prettier on paparazzi pics than on this cover. Looks old, back to the Nineties,” shared Nymphaea.
Bertrando3 made his judgment clear, too: “It looks really bad! So so so old looking, it really looks like a cover from [the] 1990s but not the good part of that era. Plus, Reese is such a boring actress, she’s just a pretty girl and among her many Vogue covers this one may be her worst, she looks emotion-less and not pretty to me. The styling is a snooze fest and yeah basically it’s really not a good cover.”
On the other hand, a select few actually admired the cover. “Really good cover! I usually don’t care for her, but she looks really interesting in this cover! She’s demanding my attention! Great cover US Vogue!” enthused miguelalmeida.
“Really gorgeous cover, I love it,” raved Marc10.
Are you a fan? See inside the thread for Reese’s cover story and share your own opinion here.
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West: It’s time to retire from Paris Fashion Week.
The shows are coming to a close, and while we’ve seen beautiful collections and stunning outfits, it seems that the couple’s exploits have overshadowed the fashion. Yes, Fashion Week is a media circus no matter where you go, but we’re starting to think that Kim and Kanye’s celebrity is causing more of a fuss at these events than need be.
Things started OK for the couple when they stepped out to see Balenciaga on Wednesday with their daughter North. But the week began to turn sour right before the Balmain show, when Kim was attacked by celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk, who attempted to pull the reality star to the ground as she made her way through a crowd of paparazzi and curious onlookers. At Lanvin, the pair held up the show for 40 minutes, which got them booed once they finally arrived. Kanye explained to the boisterous photographer pit that Alber Elbaz requested to see them pre-show, which is why they were so late.
The drama didn’t end there for the duo. The events of this week must have had Kimye’s bodyguards on edge because sources say that the couple’s security team got rough with attendees at last night’s Givenchy show. Apparently, the bodyguards were shoving fashion folk left and right, treating them like crazed fans as opposed to people just trying to go home after a late night at work. “One fashion editor didn’t move fast enough [at the exit] and was physically shoved by one of Kimye’s guards,” a guest told Page Six. “The guard threatened to punch her.”