Swiss watch company Hublot is finally showing the ladies a little love. The brand has tapped Bar Rafaeli as its new ambassador – the first female to hold the title. Hublot chairman Jean-Claude Biver sees Ms. Rafaeli as the perfect woman to front the brand, based on her credentials and public persona. “We think that from the age point she is close to our customer, she is an entrepreneur, she is quite independent, she is elegant but still somehow low profile and she is a little bit sporty,” he told WWD. “So we said ‘if she has all this let’s start with her.'”
Hublot fêted the new addition to the family and the groundbreaking of its Fifth Avenue store this weekend. She will join names like Dwyane Wade, Usain Bolt, Jay Z and Kobe Bryant, who have all served as ambassadors for the label.
‘Tis always a sad thing when a man you don’t know personally, but are convinced would totally make a great boyfriend, finds love with another woman who definitely can’t romance him like you can. Such is the case with Benedict Cumberbatch, who got married this weekend, giving Cumberbitches the world over a serious case of the sads.
Benedict and his now wife Sophie Hunter tied the knot — ON VALENTINE’S DAY — in a ceremony that was attended by 140 guests, including Keira Knightley, but sadly none of the actor’s fans with the gall to object to the union. The pair wed at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church in Mottistone on the Isle of Wight, which looks like something out of a Downton Abbey episode. Sophie Hunter, consider us insanely jealous.
A hearty congratulations to the new (expecting!) couple!
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Magazine Antidote has been a favorite of ours since the first issue of the France-based title landed in our forums. Now on its ninth edition, the mag released a new set of covers entitled “The Digital Issue.” Daniel Sannwald captured models Gigi Hadid, Emily DiDonato, Liu Wen, Sasha Luss, Sean O’Pry and Myles Crosby for the occasion. Out of all the cover subjects, we just cannot get over Gigi’s dramatic transformation, as she appears almost unrecognizable in a green wig and frumpy outfit.
Forum members were quick to descend on the thread. “I am so happy to see Sean landing another cover of Antidote since he focuses on his acting career more than modeling,” Mody appreciated.
“Makes sense. Sannwald’s whole vibe is to take a photograph and add a crap-ton of filters and effects to it,” added iclawhands, applauding the collaboration between publication and photographer.
Members soon began to announce their favorite cover and one clearly stood out from the rest. “Liu Wen’s cover is GORGEOUS,” ThatGuyPaul explained.
“Liu’s definitely the best one for me too,” posted thenewclassic.
“Liu and Emily for me, though I’m very annoyed that this ‘wet strands in the face’ hair trend is still raging 3 years later. I really wish it’d end!” declared Benn98.
“Ugh, Gigi’s cover is awful. Liu is perfection, she won,” announced thatsfierce.
Forum member kokobombon ultimately agreed. “IMO Gigi’s cover is the worst, the styling is awful. Sean & Liu’s are my favorites, the background and his pose makes me think of Kenzo,” she admired. (more…)
There has been no shortage of opinions on Kanye West’s latest effort for Adidas. Some critics found the clothes inoffensive, others wondered why more people weren’t honestly analyzing the rapper’s fashion cred. But in the aftermath of the show, one thing is for certain: It was quite a production.
Behind-the-scenes details from the show are slowly trickling out and it looks like Kanye was keen on making sure his latest turn on the runway was perfect. Russell Simmons, who watched the show from the front row, confirmed that Yeezy put a lot of work into his first collection for Adidas. Russell claims that he visited Kanye as he was putting the show together, and that the rapper was “locked in that studio for 72 hours… I left, went to Chris Rock’s birthday, came back, he’s still there at 2 a.m.” Russell also noted that Kanye had enlisted the help of 30 stylists for the affair because you can’t have enough opinions when you’re trying to make body stockings look cool.
Besides the clothes, many people noticed that Kylie, the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner set, was chosen to appear in the presentation over her sister, buzzy model Kendall. According to Page Six, Kylie was reportedly the second choice after her big sis, who allegedly could not participate in Kanye’s presentation due to a deal she had with Alexander Wang. While one source says the rapper had always intended on using Kylie, another claims the casting was “a whole controversial thing” and that the thought process was, “If you can’t get Kendall, you get Kylie,” since Jenners are interchangeable and all.
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It’s been a frigid February and with temperatures at about 9 degrees right now in New York City, most of us can’t wait until the warmer months arrive. For the folks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, May can’t come soon enough — but not just because of the cold. Today, the museum held a press briefing and preview of its next Costume Institute exhibit, China: Through the Looking Glass.
The museum live-tweeted the press conference this morning, offering a few teaser images and details of what to expect from the upcoming exhibition. On tap will be more than 130 pieces of ready-to-wear and couture. The clothing will be shown alongside other Chinese works of art and film, like a strapless fishtail gown, which boasts a similarly ornate design as a painted dragon vase.
China: Through the Looking Glass will run from May 7 to August 16. Check the gallery below for a few images from the exhibit. (more…)
Multi-covers are all the rage this month. Vogue Germany ignited the trend with Anna Ewers, Vogue Paris followed suit and now W Korea jumps on the bandwagon. For March 2015, the magazine celebrates its 10th anniversary with three covers featuring Rihanna, photographed by Dennis Leupold. The “FourFiveSeconds” singer and current Harper’s Bazaar cover girl is shown in various setups serving good face (as always), wearing a number of interesting looks.
Has the mag done enough to satisfy our forum members? “She rocks those Korean eyebrows,” Pricciao complimented.
“The ones with the white and yellow dress are such beautiful covers! Her stare on those 2 is just so inviting. It’s like the styling and the setting show a lot of attitude but her eyes are just showing vulnerability! I love it! The one with the blue dress and with her leg up is just an awkward cover. The shot is forced and it’s like a shot from the ed just used to make three covers all in all,” added MON.
“They’ve chosen randomly to feature Rihanna on 3 covers and for their 10th anniversary? Couldn’t they have found well-known Korean superstars or top models on the cover of their fashion magazine? I don’t know, the whole thing looks off to me and I usually like what they do, not this time though,” ranted Bertrando3, bringing up a valid point.
Benn98 agreed, “I really want to like it as well, especially since they managed to produce this themselves, but every shot of her looks awkward. And something more extravagant or special could’ve been better for the 10th anniversary.”
As did justaguy, who said, “None of these are working for me as covers.”
Do you share the same sentiments? Take a look at the three covers and share your opinion with us here.