Over on Twitter, Dior posted the first campaign image of Robert Pattinson for Dior Homme Fragrance. Early reports promised foursomes, shirtlessness, tongues, model makeout sessions. The ad, pictured above, contains none of that. Since this is only the first image from the series and the French fashion house paid the Twilight actor well over $12 million to appear in this campaign, crazier stuff may still come.
But I'd just like to point out that those early reports originally appeared in The Sun. That's the same UK tabloid that dubiously reported that H&M dropped Cara Delevingne over drug use allegations. What I'm saying is, I don't know where The Sun is getting its information, but we can all say things and make them sound true.
Like this: Robert Pattinson and I were totally texting while he was up there on that roof and he was like, "This is a fashion ad, where are the models? I was really hoping this would be my chance to get a photo of my tongue in Vogue, but they just have me sitting up here on this roof. Catering's okay though."
Besides Anna Wintour’s Met Gala gown, there’s probably nothing less punk than green smoothies and high-fashion granny panties. But that hasn’t soured yogi extraordinaire Miranda Kerr’s thoughts on the so-hot-right-now subculture – or Mango off the model.
Miranda has returned for another season as the face of the Spanish brand, this time slipping into something a little further out of her comfort zone. But if the 30-year-old mother of one is feeling weird about dressing like a fancier version of Avril Lavigne circa 2007, she’s not showing it. Mango’s Fall 2013 collection is heavy on the plaid and pinstripe with a few 90s-inspired florals thrown in for good measure, and Miranda looks just as cozy in a pair of patent creeper-style loafers as she does in the collection’s belted chiffon dress. This is the girl who pulled off sexy Japanese Santa, after all.
Standout pieces in the collection include, besides the aforementioned loafers, a series of structured woolen coats and ankle-baring pinstripe work pants. It’s a little ‘borrowed from the boys,' but not so much that you'll have the boys second-guessing their sexuality.
But it’s all relative. The brand also tapped Anna Selezneva to front the catalogue for the same collection, and the Russian model’s piercing eyes and heroin chic liner are giving us a slightly stronger DGAF vibe. See a few images from the campaign and catalogue below and let us know who did the most justice to plaid.
It was big news when Calvin KleinUnderwear first released the print images for the brand's fall campaign starring Christy Turlington. The American model's earlier work for the New York City design house (she first appeared on the Calvin Klein catwalk in 1987) is the stuff of fashion legend; now Turlington is 44 and still, to put it mildly, stunning.
Image: Mario Sorrenti for Calvin Klein Underwear
The brand has just released a video counterpart to the print ads, which is geared to sell "iconic new bras, re-imagined for every woman." Speaking personally, I'm not reaching for my wallet so much as I'm marveling over the model's good looks and Calvin Klein's ample advertising budget. I would extend my congratulations to both parties (for their bod and cash, respectively), but I'm too busy getting a contact high from the speech Turlington delivers as part of the video:
"Clothes tell a story. Sometimes it's true, sometimes it's what you want people to think. But this is what I really feel. It's not a secret, just personal. You might be surprised. Just between you and me."
Translation: I am trying to make buying underwear seem like a meaningful, near-mystical experience. Also, we hired the same guy who did Brad Pitt's Chanel ads to write this.
I often wonder about the influence Canada has on global fashion, if at all, which is why I thought it only right that I revisit some of the fashion essentials we're responsible for. That is, the three more prominent goods that have made an international impact…
Canada Goose Parkas
As seen on: The backs of all Torontonians, even if it's plus 10, as well as New Yorkers and any explorers who've ventured to the Arctic circle.
2012 was the year of the goose and things are only about to get more duck-filled in coming months as we near winter. This Canadian staple brand has expanded internationally in recent times, shipping its wares to the Swedes and peeps of Denver, Colorado as of 2010 where they have an office based in each. In just a decade, they've seen annual revenue grow by 3,500% as Canada Goose continues to build market share in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Plus, they keep us damn warm!
As seen on: Middle class yogis of L.A., U.K. and anywhere that knows what a downward dog is.
Despite its recent struggles and ideology that men want to wear their stretchy pants, Lululemon is still a $10 billion yoga empire. They've achieved this through what's become known as the scarcity model, whereby they keep a minimal supply of stock, forcing customers to grab it while they can. All at the handsome price of $75 to $125 a pop. I personally fell out of love with Lulu when I discovered Gap's activewear (and Old Navy!) at a quarter of the price.
The Roots Man/Unisex Bag
As seen on: Alan in The Hangover
Roots is perhaps one of the most iconic Canadian stores and, though it's made little impact internationally, there is a boutique on Beverly Drive (adjacent to Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles). That may be where Zack Galifanikis' character, Alan in The Hangover, got his hands on the leather village bag, which has become the brand's biggest seller. I must, however, say that I have the exact same bag and my partner still protests against carrying it while my arms are full of shopping. Maybe it isn't so beloved by the XY-ers after all.
Amanda Seyfried is like a flawless perfect dove on the Lovelace red carpet. Or some people put it, she looks "lovely." Get it? I'll wait. [BellaSugar]
Lou Doillon is all over the Barneys Fall 2013 ad campaign. That is an idiomatic way to say she was photographed for it and appears in the released images. They're lovely. (But not lovely. Get it? I'll wait) [Fashionologie]
Zara's Fall 2013 campaign. Lovely again. (Don't worry, I won't.) [FabSugar]
Our look-of-the-day girl Chloe Moretz told reporters that some (unnamed) brands won't lend her their clothing until she turns 20! Nope, not because of integrity — I can't believe you even had to ask me that. (They don't want to alienate their older customer base.) [Telegraph]
The wonderful and legitimately awesome Kathleen Hanna, Riot Grrrl icon, has overcome stage fright and you so can you. [Rookie]
You know, you may go the rest of your life without posing with your arm flopped over your head, your hair loose, while wearing a gold sequin cocktail dress. In fact, you may never wear a gold sequin cocktail dress to begin with, with or without an arm pose, particularly not the figure-huggingMarc Jacobs number Sarah Jessica Parker is seen sporting on the September 2013 cover of Harper's Bazaar. Can you live with that? Why do people choose to wed in overpriced white gowns, the toilet paper sandcastles of the dress world, when they could be wearing sequins? Sequins are what it would look like if colors could laugh and cry at the same time. This culture is beyond me, but I'm foreign so I have a built-in excuse for all my gaps in knowledge and idiosyncrasies. I could wear sequins every day — every minute of every day and what? You'd say under your breath, with a little sideways smile, "I heard they have a different relationship to sequins where she comes from." Whatever. Maybe we do, maybe we don't. The point is, you're not wearing sequins. Do you own anything with sequins on it? Does it sparkle good?
Image: Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar
In the inside spread which accompanies the cover, the former Sex and the City star is photographed by Terry Richardson (a man with a moustache; he shoots pseudo-porn for mainstream magazines and once you've seen his hairy nipples, that's something you can't unsee) wearing feathery peacock looks by Oscar de la Renta, Gucci(above) and Chanel. She's the "boldest bird," as Harper's Bazaar put it, and though she's not literally a bird (she's a woman), they did photograph her wearing a lot of flapper-era inspired items embellished with feathers and fringe and bold birdish colors, so the descriptor makes metaphoric (metonymic?) sense. Hm. Although when you really think about it, on the cover photograph she more closely resembles a fish. Except for that arm thing she's doing. Do you know anyone who doesn't like flamingos?