Tis the season to petition: If you were disturbed by the spat of recent allegations of racial profiling at Barneys, a Brooklyn resident is calling on Jay-Z to pull his holiday collaboration with the department store. [Change.org, SheFinds]
Relevant to the above: Barneys' CEO has announced a meeting with civil rights leaders to discuss allegations of racial profiling. [WWD]
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have split up after six years together. Does this news make you feel: a) hopeless, b) gleeful or c) nothing at all, frankly? [E! Online]
Wow, this studded vegan leather T-shirt is blowing my brain into millions of tiny shards. [FabSugar]
Apparently 2013 was Kate Middleton's best hair year ever. Ditto what I said above, about the brain/shards thing. [BellaSugar]
Everyone "should" just stop telling other people what they "should" do, especially on the subject of shoes. [TheAtlantic]
Rihanna and Cara Delevingne are apparently moving in together, which I really don't give a sh*t about unless they intend to invite me over. [TheGloss]
032c is more likely to feature top models (most recently, Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls) than superstars, but here we are: Rihanna appears on the cover of the latest issue of the Berlin-based arts and culture biannual. The performer first posted the image on Instagram (it has since appeared on the publication's website), where she tagged it, "#ghetto #goth" — a fun way of describing a highly stylized image of a famous millionaire dressed in Gucci, taken by prestigious fashion photographers Inez & Vinoodh. In a follow-up Instagram close-crop of the cover, Rihanna included a message thanking 032c for the "creative freedom they let [her] have in this shoot."
If there's one museum that can consistently be counted on to throw a memorable event that attracts everyone from well-heeled socialites to young downtown influencers, it's The Whitney. This year for their Studio Art Party, they set up a half dozen male and female nude models around a huge stack of Louis Vuitton luggage, the event’s sponsor. Artists were lined around the center display sketching the models and then, later, guests were invited to sketch alongside the professionals. By the end of the night the floor was littered with hundreds of sketches of nude bodies. The event was held in honor of artist Ed Ruscha and, fittingly, his own work was also projected on large screens throughout Skylight at Moynihan Station, where the event was held.
Who was the night's best dressed? Check out the slideshow below and see some of the A-listers, all of whom were dressed in Louis Vuitton.
Photo Credit: Bryan Bedder for Getty Images
Glamour Italia featured Karolina Kurkova on both of its November Issue covers. The images were posted in the forums (along with the full editorial spread) via the Czech model's Facebook page and … I'll let just let the comments speak for themselves:
It certainly does give a whole new meaning to the term "helmet hair."
Following up on some widely-circulated shots from Cara Delevingne's Instagram earlier this month, today Terry Richardson posted new photographs of the British model to his Tumblr. The previous photos were reportedly taken in Paris. According to the captions which accompany the recent batch of images, these originated at the photographer's (Manhattan) studio, suggesting that Delevingne has now posed for Richardson twice in the past month.
Why is this dubious duo spending so much quality time together? Let's speculate:
When commenting on the November cover of Vogue Mexico, tFS forum members agreed on two things: The outfit worn by Behati Prinsloo on the cover is tacky and trashy. And, the cover is awesome. “She looks so gorgeous, like a gold digger going to her dead husband's funeral,” described Moofins Behati’s appearance on the cover. The Victoria’s Secret model, who is set to marry Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, is wearing a dress from the Versace Fall 2013 collection on the cover and forum members agreed that she can absolutely pull it off.
“Tacky as hell but how gorgeous does she look with her face and pose though?!” asked Bertrando3.
And indeed, most forum members were wowed by Behati and could not find any flaws in the cover.
“I LOVE this, I might buy Vogue México for the first time in a long long time. Actually, I think the tacky outfit looks amazing against that background, very powerful image,” posted GarageGlamorous.
And Urban Stylin wrote, “I love it! The fact that they used Behati who is known for being the sweet girl next door, makes it less tacky.”
“Wow, this is breathtaking! Probably one of the best covers of the year, & the best I've seen Behati look,” swooned valliaddict.
And happycanadian gushed, “This is POWERFUL. It’s commanding. It’s easily the best cover Behati has ever had and one of my favorites from Vogue Mexico. I only wish it were for a bigger international version of the magazine. But man, this is stunning work. Her expression has such intensity and presence and I love the juxtaposition of the leather wedding (funeral?) dress with all the lushness of the greenery. Really striking!”
After a slew of disappointing November covers, this is a lovely surprise. This cover (shot by David Roemer) is simply great. Well done, Vogue México!