Beyonce went for it. [BellaSugar]
Karlie Kloss and Elettra Wiedemann baked scones together on camera, which is how I also spend my free time. [Fashionologie]
September Issue spreads are getting leaked all over Instagram. How exciting. [FabSugar]
Lip Smackers and other reasons to feel nostalgic for your lost youth. [SheFinds]
Quantifiable proof that the 90s are really, really back: searches for "acid washed shorts" are up 50% over the past year. Scary stuff. [HuffPo Style]
- How is it that already astronomical fashion prices keep rising? Meet 'demand.' [BusinessOfFashion]
Harper's Bazaar has just released a seven-page spread, "Miley Cyrus Can't Stop/Won't Stop Wearing Couture," scheduled to run in the publication's all-important September 2013 Issue. Like the glossy's cover star, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cyrus was photographed by Terry Richardson (maybe he offers package deals?).
Look, here she is driving a motorcycle into the dark, dangerous night. As Harper's Bazaar put it, she's "ahead of the curve," which is definitely a good way to characterize anyone who wears up-and-coming label Atelier Versace at a photoshoot for a major glossy fashion magazine:
And by day, posing on-location at a mansion, wearing Giorgio Armani Privé. "Born to ride," says the caption, but that's a typo; it's meant to say, "Born to stand in front of this car."
And here's a video interview with Cyrus, conducted by Executive Editor, Laura Brown. Watch Cyrus show off the spare hip hop grills she always carries in her (Louis Vuitton) purse, cop to her Olsen obsession and ask for a Harper's Bazaar cover of her very own.
The full spread is available online at HarpersBazaar.com.
For the inside spread, Upton is photographed wearing a version of the same tulle Gucci gown embellished with feathers that Sarah Jessica Parker was styled in for the September Issue of Harper's Bazaar:
And then a bonus: Here's the breakout Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover star, reclining in bed with a copy of This Book Will Save Your Life by A. M. Homes. I also find it easier to concentrate on my reading when there's a push up bra popping out of my skintight Louis Vuitton mohair sweater.
You can see the full fashion credits and read excerpts from the forthcoming interview over on ELLE.com. The issue hits newsstands on August 20.
This morning, WWD started a rumor, saying that John Galliano may join Oscar de la Renta in some permanent capacity ("The designer is said to be in talks with de la Renta about a more permanent position at the American fashion house"), which it then immediately contradicted with a statement from de la Renta's chief executive officer, Alex Bolen:
“As we have said before, we are deeply impressed with John’s talent and would love to find a way to work with him in the future. To date, we have not found that way.”
(To give WWD the benefit of the doubt, let's presume the trade is going off background information, which has been verified internally, but can't be printed publicly for political reasons. Still, the publication has been known to print unsubstantiated rumors as near fact — see: Dissecting the Rumors: Marc Jacobs May Leave Louis Vuitton, But There’s No Proof He’s Going to Coach.)
The former Dior designer reemerged on the fashion scene last February, when he took a temporary position as a "designer in residence" at de la Renta's studio. Since then Galliano has made a series of high profile media appearances, including sitting for an hour-long interview with Charlie Rose (at the outset of the conversation, Rose told viewers that he'd agreed to interview Galliano at the request of their close mutual friend, de la Renta) and cooperating with a probing Vanity Fair profile.
Though Galliano's made it clear that he wants a second chance, and many in the fashion industry (including Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Condé Nast International CEO Jonathan Newhouse) have expressed their support, it's uncertain whether buyers and consumers would be equally responsive to items, no matter how beautiful, bearing his name on the label.
It's worth remembering that de la Renta's reputation is one of utter respectability: the designer has dressed every American First Lady, with the exception of Michelle Obama, for the last half century; the Clinton Presidential Library in Arkansas is currently showing a retrospective of his work. When he was recently asked about Galliano on CBS This Morning, de la Renta replied in a vague, brisk way, emphasizing that he invited the former Dior designer to his studio at Wintour's request.
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.