- The British Advertising Standards Authority made Urban Outfitters remove a photo of a model with a sizable thigh gap from its website. [BuzzFeed]
- While you were sipping champagne over the holidays, Blake Lively was busy having her first baby. [Page Six]
- What, no Kendall Jenner? Cara Delevingne is LOVE magazine’s new contributing editor. [@caradelevingne]
- Madonna is sorry/not sorry about posting that Martin Luther King, Jr. meme. [TMZ]
- Stella McCartney and Adidas are launching StellaSport, an athleisure range for the young’uns. [WWD]
- Ron Perelman says Revlon’s CEO isn’t racist. [WWD]
- Wet Seal employees protest unfair treatment in the most epic way possible. [Jezebel]
- How Mansur Gavriel became the “it” bag of the post-recession. [The Business of Fashion]
- Oh, Tara Reid…the actress starts off 2015 with a naked Instagram photo. [Celebuzz]
Bradley Cooper, is that you? The Oscar-nominated actor stripped down to his skivvies to grace the cover of W magazine’s January movie issue, which profiles the best performances in 2015 with the help of 39 actors. Cooper is one of seven celebrities who secured a cover, including Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Shailene Woodley, Julianne Moore and Benedict Cumberbatch, who shares the spotlight with Keira Knightley.
The W shoot is not exactly what you’d expect from the guy who made his claim to fame with machismo flicks like The Hangover. Nor is it what you’d expect from a classic leading man promoting his upcoming military drama, American Sniper, directed by Clint Eastwood. And that’s exactly why we like it. (more…)
From Raf Simons’ very first season at Christian Dior, his vision was evident. The Belgian designer continues to stay true to his aesthetic, tapping Willy Vanderperre for the fifth time to photograph his latest campaign. To shake things up a little, Natalie Westling and Lexi Boling join Julia Nobis (who starred in last season’s ads) for the iconic French fashion house’s Spring 2015 ready-to-wear images, which are starting to appear in major fashion titles. The three girls each pose in a bright, stark white studio setting in typical Vanderperre style.
What do our forum members think? Well, we’ve received mixed reviews. “Beautiful image. Julia is perfect for Dior,” raved Gábor, clearly impressed with Dior’s new fashion spots.
“I really love this. I’d take Julia over Daria Strokous any day,” replied GivenchyHomme in agreement.
Nepenthes was also a fan and commented, “Flawless. Julia is perfect for Raf’s Dior just as Karlie was perfect for John’s.”
Although not everyone was left so impressed and it appears as though the majority are rooting for change already. “I really love the pictures but it’s too pretentious. That ‘arty’ and clean thing is so boring. I get it, Dior is modern now and blah blah blah but, is modern lifeless?” asked Lola701.
Feeling the same way, Nepenthes returned to the thread to add: “Love Natalie and I like this campaign in general. That said, I do agree that Dior needs to inject some life into the image of the brand because this clean/arty thing won’t last for long. I definitely hope it won’t take as long for a different campaign as it took for Ralph Lauren.”
“I hate every campaign since Raf has been there. Extremely boring and looks so uninspired, I cannot tell them apart,” slammed gossiping.
HeatherAnne suggested, “Honestly, they’d be better off using celebrities. Natalie looks too young, and Julia is too masculine.”
Add your own two cents inside the thread here, where you can also check out more campaign images.
What would a 5 year old need with a facial? Apparently a lot, because spas are starting to cater more to that young demographic. The New York Times published a piece highlighting the growing trend of kid-friendly spas, focused on bringing a dash of luxury to young girls and sometimes boys. Day spa options for kids are cropping up all over the country, offering services to pamper your little one – from banana-scented facials to full-on massage sessions.
Treatments like “The Superhero,” a message that includes an aromatherapy spray means to relax the muscles and mani-pedis are just a glimpse at the sort of options these spas usually offer. While some parents frown upon treating children in this manner – after all, spas tend to be more adult territory – the International Spa Association President Lynne McNees thinks of it as instilling good habits into children. If kids start taking care of their skin at a young age, they’ll probably continue doing so as adults, is the rationale.
But any parents looking to treat their kids won’t have to search too far to find service according to the International Spa Association, 25% of spas in the U.S. have options for kids under 13. Four years ago, only 15% offered such services. Clearly, it’s more than just Toddlers and Tiaras contestants getting in on the trend.
Republican Senator Don Barrington from Oklahoma is on a mission: He’s coming after your hoodies. The third-term senator has brought forth an amendment known as Senate Bill 13 that, if passed, would ban clothing in Oklahoma that “conceals the identity of the wearer during the commission of a crime or for the purpose of coercion, intimidation or harassment” and clothing that would “intentionally conceal his or her identity in a public place by means of a robe, mask, or other disguise.” This includes hoodies worn with the hood covering your head. Halloween, parades, masquerade parties and masks or disguises worn for religious or educational purposes are exemptions.
The original law in which Senate Bill 13 would amend was originally created in the 1920s to combat crimes conducted by the Klu Klux Klan. But opponents of the new amendment are slamming the senator for racial profiling. He doesn’t see it that way. According to Senator Barrington via SB13, this is “immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety” and that “an emergency is hereby declared to exist.”
CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin made headlines when she addressed this same issue in March during a debate on the network after an Indiana mall banned hoodies, claiming that this was akin to “stop and frisk.” Anchor Chris Cuomo acted as Hostin’s sparring partner. Here’s the hoodie argument, in a nutshell.
[via The Source]
Get your Lacroix ready, Ab Fab fans: Edina Monsoon and Patsy are coming back, and this time they’ll be on the big screen. Jennifer Saunders has revealed that she’s finished writing the first draft of a new AbFab film, titled Edina and Patsy, which she hopes to start filming by the end of this year.
Julia Sawalha, who plays Monsoon’s daughter Saffron and June Whitfield, who plays her mother will also likely be in the film, as the Mirror notes that their characters have been included in the script. Saunders says she is “euphoric” over the fact that she’s completed a first draft of the script, and she is keen on getting everything up and running before the close of 2015. “My proper New Year’s resolution is to do the film, otherwise it’ll be a pointless year of procrastination,” she told Sunday People.
In the meantime, we’ll be chilling bottles of Veuve in anticipation. Veuve and Veuve!
[via the Independent]