Mila Kunis does duck face on the cover of Interview. [AmyGrindhouse]
Basically everything you do causes acne. [BellaSugar]
I'm anti-crop tops on principle, but I guess Diane Kruger can pull them off. [FabSugar]
See how workaholic cat fiend Karl Lagerfeld designed Shu Uemura's mascot. [Fashionologie]
Ralph Lauren promises to manufacture the uniforms for the 2014 Olympics in the US, because we're locked into a contract with the company through 2020. [DailyStab]
- Do you want to read an interview with the lovely Heidi Klum? (The answer to that question is "Yes. Unequivocally yes!") [Starcasm]
Miranda Kerr apparently loves floral pants so much that she’s making a habit out of wearing them. When you see how good she looks in them, it’s easy to see why (but let’s get real, she looks awesome in everything). The Australian model has been spotted strolling around New York City in the last few days sporting two different pairs of floral print pants (along with a covetable burgundy Louis Vuitton bag slung on her arm). She consistently does a great job of offsetting the print of the pants with a complementary top and neutral heels.
ALAUU posted, “My feeling with Miranda's style is that even if I don't like the pieces separately the way she styles them is always spot-on. So even if those floral pants aren't my taste, I love how she styled the whole outfit.”
“I couldn’t even dream about wearing floral pants, but she almost makes me want a pair,” TommyGirl posted. “Only a slight voice of reason tells me not to,” she laughed. “The girl can sell clothes, on and off duty.”
A model is always a model, so the clothes themselves are always going to look good. The appeal is really in the styling. Miranda’s picking up on a great summer trend, and if you want to do it too, this is the way to style your floral pants without looking like a fashion victim.
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Look, fashion and athletics make strange bedfellows. From time to time, people make the claim that models are athletes because their work might sometimes require stamina or physical skill — but calling them athletes is a total stretch. Athletes aspire to be strong and fast and push their bodies to their physical limits. Citizens of the fashion world want to look as good as possible, whatever "looking good" might mean that season. Athletes sweat as a matter of course, but when a model sweats its either because her antiperspirant backfired or a stylist wanted to make an aesthetic point. For athletes, the body is a tool; for fashion people, it's a canvas.
Still, since both enterprises are so attached to physicality and bodies, it's not actually so surprising that the fashion world and the sports world have been colliding so much in the run-up to the Olympic games. Here in the US, Ralph Lauren's opening ceremony uniforms for the US team have caused a stir for being a) as some argue, ugly b) made in China.
Since Ralph Lauren's apologized (for the manufacturing-in-China issue, not the ugly thing), we can move on to the other major fashion x Olympics news. Here it is: Britain tapped some of its most famous and recognizable models to perform for the closing cermonies. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Georgia May Jagger, Stella Tennant, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Lily Cole will walk in a fashion show designed by the wonderful Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton for the games' closing number. All participants will be paid an honorary £1. The show will surely be a treat, but it'll also be a major PR coup for the British fashion industry. While Americans squabble about sending jobs overseas and our dependence on foreign goods, the Brits will get a chance to spotlight their twenty-plus billion dollar a year luxury sector.
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Kate Middleton may be the dream cover girl of every fashion magazine the world over, but since the Duchess of Cambridge refuses every cover request, Marie Claire South Africa took matters into their own hands to make their vision a reality. In a bit of a tongue-in-cheek way, complete with explanations of their methods and a disclaimer on the cover itself, Marie Claire used a body double and a team of five illustrators to create the cover and editorial featuring the princess in South African designs.
Forum members could barely believe what they were seeing. “This is the funniest cover and editorial ever! It’s so good,” jmrmartinho laughed. “I’m sorry but let’s say that this is… commitment!”
One thing’s for sure, this is certainly a way to get some attention. On the one hand, it feels unethical, and my first reaction was, “Are they serious?!?!” But the Marie Claire South Africa team is so up front about their actions and their methods that it can be tough to fault them for their innovation. Is this sort of thing really ok, though? At the end of the day, the magazine is still using Kate Middleton’s image to sell magazines without her consent.
“The photo is beautiful but it looks exactly like her Calvin ads,” Bertrando3 posted, expressing a little disappointment.
For jmrmartinho, the resemblance to any prior photos of Lara was not a detraction. “I LOVE this cover. It’s so simple yet striking,” he wrote. “It’s great for Vogue Korea to get Lara, they are getting really big this year.”
Agee liked “Lara’s vulnerable yet compelling presence” but found issue with the proportions on the cover. “You have these big letters, her small head and then her big boobs,” she explained.
It might be Vogue Korea’s 16th anniversary, but Lara’s boobs steal the show.
Image courtesy of Vogue Korea.
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