- Us Weekly published an interview today in which Kendall Jenner pretty much confirms that her father Bruce is transitioning. But now, the model is coming forward to say she never gave the quote. [@kendalljenner]
- Say goodbye to Nylon Guys because the publication is going out of print. [Fashionista]
- An Amy Winehouse documentary is coming in July. [Telegraph]
- Could wearable tech be harmful to your health? [NYT]
- Another day, another American Apparel advertisement banned for being gross. [Mirror]
- North West is totally obsessed with her Frozen suitcase, so much so that she can’t let go of it. [@kimkardashian]
- Lego gives beauty tips for girls, pisses off a bunch of people. [NYT]
- Riccardo Tisci talks dressing celebrities. [THR]
- J.Crew’s Mickey Drexler on why the retailer hasn’t been doing too hot lately. [Racked]
Sydney CBD’s Queen Victoria Building (QVB) has just unveiled one of the most beautiful campaigns we’ve ever laid eyes on, as part of a year-long initiative to celebrate Australian art and culture. (more…)
Rebel Wilson has been tapped as ELLE Australia‘s April 2015 cover girl, and the choice is spot-on for so many reasons. Obviously the Australian comedian and actress makes for a smokin’ cover with her soft-blonde waves and porcelain skin, plus she’s a truly inspiring Aussie expat making it big abroad, but she’s also got a get-the-job done attitude and, interestingly, modelling know-how.
Although the 29-year-old admits she never thought she’d ever be working it in front of the camera decked out in fancy threads, she says her old viewing habits are now coming in handy. “I never thought I’d be the type of girl who’d be doing, like, fashion shoots,” she explained to ELLE Australia.
“I used to watch some of the reality shows about models and then, weirdly, now I try to incorporate into my fashion shoots the skills I learnt from watching those shows,” she continued, crediting one of the modelling industry’s greats for her ultimate smize. “It’s like thanks Tyra [Banks], cause you’ve given me like all the cool tips. Like how to smile with your eyes.” (more…)
After Natarsha Belling’s penis jacket sent the internet into meltdown earlier this week, fellow presenter Lisa Wilkinson promised to stand up for the sisterhood by wearing the same dick-tastic piece on air this morning.
We guess the Today host got a little shy, because there was a little erectile dysfunction, if you will, when she showed up on set dickless. It’s just that she’d already embraced the chest penis last week, and she needed to give the poor guy a break (at the dry-cleaners) before gearing him up again.
Look, we’re really not surprised that the penis jacket had to go to the dry-cleaners. Mess is sometimes made. But don’t they have stylists and assistants for that kind of handiwork? Maybe she was nervous about how she’d measure up to Natarsha’s smooth, fair-skinned and freckleless specimen. It’s a cruel world out there.
Lisa’s pink-striped frock was cute, but it really wasn’t the morning glory we were after.
Kanye West has been very vocal about not getting the things he wants on account of being too famous, but at least he can go to bed tonight knowing that fame has not interfered with getting a degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In fact, considering he was never an actual student there, it might even have helped him.
During a recent lecture at Oxford University, Kanye said he wished he’d attended SAIC. After hearing his comments, the school is granting him an honorary doctorate degree, thanks to all the work he’s done…existing as a cultural influencer, we guess. “Influential individuals earned this distinguished award through their work, which is always imaginative and aesthetically rich, and sometimes provocative and controversial, shifting the cultural landscape in significant ways,” Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Academic Administration Lisa Wainwright wrote in a letter to the SAIC community explaining why West is getting the honor.
And it’s not just prestigious schools giving Kanye the credit he’s been yearning for these past few years. It looks like fashion’s inner circle is starting to be kinder to Yeezy, thanks to his relentless courtship of fashion bigwigs and his fairly well-received Adidas show. WWD chronicles Kanye’s efforts towards getting fashion people to like him, likening it to him rushing a fraternity. “There’s something endearing about an outsider who so badly wants to be invited in that’s won over designers,” Erik Maza writes.
So, is the way into the fashion industry as simple as kissing as much ass as possible and expressing a keen interest in fashion? That, and learning to humble oneself – something that has been difficult for Kanye – seems to be the ticket. Looks like the young padawan is finally learning.
For someone who has been mocked for being out of touch, Gwyneth Paltrow should understand by now that her life as a Hollywood actress, lifestyle guru and woman whose family’s diet will set you back about $300/day is indeed not the norm for most people. But that’s not the way Paltrow sees it.
When CNN Money asked the actress if she, with her lavish Hollywood life, is in any way remotely close to the common woman, Paltrow answered in the affirmative. “I am incredibly close to the common woman in that I’m a woman,” she said completely seriously. “I’m a mother and we all are in a physical body with beating hearts, with compassion and love. We are all seekers, we all want fulfillment, we all want to live our best lives, we want to be healthy and happy and squeeze the most we can out of life.” So because Paltrow meets the minimum requirement of what it means to be a human being, she therefore lives in the same reality as the average Jane taking the subway to work every day. Right.
CNN pressed the issue, referencing her reputation for being out of touch with the average woman. Paltrow went on the defensive. “I always say when people make that false assumption, it’s because they haven’t actually gone to the site and seen what we’re selling,” which just so happens to be $1,095 blazers and a $685 stack of coffee table books. Yep. Totally something the common woman can afford.
Someone should ask Paltrow next time if she’s confusing the common woman with the common millionaire.