Here are 111 photos of Gisele. (You're welcome.) [FabSugar]
And a bonus: here are 45 reasons, in pictures, why supermodels were better in the 80s. (sry Gisele. still <3 you!) [BuzzFeed]
Marc Jacobs learned his lesson about making clothing with political messaging. The lesson is: don't do it! [Fashionologie]
Lauren Conrad is collab-ing on an eco-friendly bag line because there's nothing better for the environment than having more places to stash your stuff. [BellaSugar]
Alexander Skarsgard is maybe dating Anne Vyalitsyna because there is no God. [AnythingHollywood]
- Here's a photo of Lindsay Lohan and the burrito-eating Tumblr sensation porn star, James Deen, in bed (sleeping) on the set of Bret Easton Ellis' new film, The Canyons. [SFW — AmyGrindhouse]
Anne Vyalitsyna may have made headlines for her relationship (and breakup) with Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, but at the end of the day she’s a model, and that’s why we love her in the Fashion Spot forums. When she puts out stunning work like the cover and its accompanying editorial in Numéro’s August issue, it makes us love her even more. Photographed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, the images illustrate the fantasy that is advertised on the cover.
“This is gonna look so striking on the stand,” Melancholybaby predicted.
Heelscatchfire posted, “Beautiful cover, I love the softness of the lavender, and the editorial is equally stunning. I'm going to have to add this to my collection.”
Jmrmartinho called it “Absolutely fantastic! They transformed an awful dress into a beautiful peace of art! Great vision!”
Adam Levine might not be in love with Anne V anymore, but we most definitely still are.
This could be exactly the sort of reality show Australia needs.
As the indefensible Being Lara Bingle and The Shire spatter living rooms across the country with insipid commentary and sparkly faux tan on a weekly basis, Serbian Australian Andrej Pejic is filming his own version of a reality television program.
Frockwriter speculated last week that the deliciously androgynous male model was already shooting in New York. And to the rapture of Fuck Yeah Andrej Pejic Tumblr creators all over the globe, the rumours have now been confirmed by his New York management DNA — “It’s still in the early stages, but yes, there is a show being developed around Andrej.” The show is said to follow Andrej on modeling assignments around New York City.
Andrej’s life hasn’t been entirely without drama. Born in Bosnia, he fled with his mother Jandranka Savic and his equally but differently attractive brother Igor Pejic to Serbia before settling in Melbourne’s working class suburb of Broadmeadows in 2000. He was scouted in his last year of high school and persuaded to send photos to Australian agency Chadwick, and just two years later scored that infamous Jean Paul Gaultier gig — walking in the fashion deity’s mens and womens couture shows.
Granted, the dramas of high fashion might be different to those of immigration, but judging from televised interviews, the soft-spoken model has a certain charm absent from the likes of Lara Bingle and her Southerland Shire counterparts. The term “reality television” is generally uttered disparagingly, but hopefully this breed of show will pan out in a compelling style without ruining the air of mystery that makes Andrej so intriguing.
Earlier this week, American Apparel founder Dov Charney got involved in the Ralph Lauren Olympics uniform controversy, telling The New York Post that the Russian Olympics Coordinating Committee had reached out to him in 2011, hoping to manufacture 2014 Winter Games uniforms in the US: “[Russian Olympic team representatives] said they didn’t want anything that was made in China. It’s not just for the uniforms — it’s also the merchandise.”
Charney has a long and proud history of being a pretty shady character, what with the various sexual harassment allegations pitched his way on a regular basis by former American Apparel employees. He's also a kind of marketing genius, adept at making cynical and effective grabs for free publicity with libidinous ad campaigns and by being an unapologetic blowhard in interviews with the press.
By all accounts, American Apparel is a pretty cold-hearted operation, but its LA-based manufacturing sometimes veils the company's less honorable business practices. If you want to feel good about shopping at American Apparel, you can ignore Charney's pervy manner and alleged mistreatment of employees and focus on the "Made in the USA" tags appended to each item of clothing. The recent controversy about overseas manufacturing gave the company an opportunity to play up its commitment to local production and position itself as a moral force in retail. Charney's comments to The Post implied that even the Russians knew better than to shop Made-in-China, and it seemed like a kind of ludicrous send-up of the post-Cold War period: today, America is its own worst enemy.
But when WWD called the Russian Olympic Organizing Committee to fact-check Charney's claims, they came up with a whole lot of nothing. More specifically, they recieved this statement: “The Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee is not in negotiations with American Apparel for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. The official outfitter of the Russian team up to 2016 is the company Bosco Sport." There's absolutely no reason that anyone should be surprised to learn that Dov Charney seized an opportunity to outright lie in order to get free publicity and elevate his brand's reputation in the public eye. It's more surprising that any of us believed him, given that his past behavior tends toward the psychopathic.
When WWD pressed him about the Russian committee's denial, the CEO responded, “I don’t know that every senior person there knows everything that’s going on with an inquiry about product.” You know, the most repellant thing about Charney is his total unwillingness to truly own his icky behavior. If once caught, he could just say, "Ha, yeah, lied. Suckers!" he'd just seem like a guy trying to game the system, and it would be totally acceptable. Otherwise, he's just exposing himself as a slimeball.
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My favorite thing to say about mass retail and designer collaborations is: they happen all the time and tend to be way over-hyped. I'm a broken record.
It's not actually fun to be jaded, but it is fun to be wide-eyed and full of heart. Enter the recently announced Target and Neiman Marcus Holiday 24 Collection, which will include over fifty pieces by twenty-four CFDA designers and will be available across stores all over America and could be distinctly awesome. As far as I know, we haven't really seen this before: neither a collaboration which includes work by so many talented American designers, all at different levels of their careers nor one between two markedly different stores or category-competing brands. Combining Neiman Marcus' attention to quality, Target's marketing savvy and sense of value, and a bunch of people that know better than anyone else how to make nice-looking, functional stuff will likely result in nothing less than modern-day fashion alchemy.
Am I overselling? Possibly. But if we have to talk about retail promotions as "events" or even "extravaganzas," at least someone's finally trying to do something new. Also, today Target and Neiman Marcus released a teaser video for the upcoming line. If you want to understand why I'm gushing so hard, watch it:
Constance Jablonski and Eniko Mihalik by Patrick Demarchelier for Carolina Herrera Fall 2012
via the TFS Forums