Kendall Jenner's meteoric rise in the fashion world has showed no signs of slowing since she took the runways last season for Givenchy, Giles, Marc Jacobs and Chanel. Since then, the 18-year-old reality star has found herself pictured in Vogue Paris and Interview, scored a cover of Love magazine and a spot in Givenchy's Fall 2014 campaign. Wether you think she actually looks like a high fashion model or not, Jenner's certainly racking up the credentials to fit the bill.
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And today, Jenner hit another milestone in her fashion career. The buzzy model was cast for Chanel's haute couture show, clad in a tweed off-the-shoulder floor-sweeping frock complete with fringe, feathers and jewels with a pillbox topper and bedazzled lace-up sandals to match. Jenner shared a backstage image to her Instagram this morning, posing alongside another model with the caption, "birdies backstage #ChanelCouture."
How interesting to see designers, a few of which were previously wary of the Kardashian/Jenner name using young Kendall so much and in such high-profile shows. She's no Kate or Cara, but one thing Jenner definitely brings to any design house she works with is plenty of buzz. Perhaps the world is still stunned and intrigued by her success so far and are waiting to see how far she can take it. If the past few months of her career are any indication, I wager she'll be riding this fashion train for a lot longer than we thought she would.
[h/t Daily Mail]
WATCH: Was Kendall Jenner Fashion Week’s Biggest Publicity Stunt? [theFashionDish]
Melbourne blogger and stylist Jess Dempsey of What Would Karl Do has collaborated with fine jeweller Claire Aristides and Australian accessories destination The Dark Horse to create a precious range of baby jewellery. The delicate pieces are made from sterling silver, 9ct gold and diamonds to make up a six-piece capsule collection of teeny tiny bracelets for the little ones.
As a mother of two, the exclusive capsule collection is very close to Dempsey's heart. "I received special jewellery pieces from when I was born and through the years as I grew up," Dempsey wrote on her blog. "Today, they are special treasures that are a part of me and I can’t wait to share them with my children."
Photo: Lisa Frieling/ What Would Karl Do
Through this special collaboration, Dempsey is happily able to carry on this tradition. "It is actually remarkable timing because I was pregnant when Claire and The Dark Horse approached me, and as a result the heart bracelet was my first gift to my new baby boy," she says. "Each piece is special because it will become a keepsake you will have forever after they've grown out of it."
The mini collection comprising of tiny hearts, miniature crosses and personalised letters is the perfect gift at baby showers, christenings and birthdays. Each piece is made to order and available exclusively at The Dark Horse.
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Now that the manicure art craze seems to be dying down, people have to find something else about their nails to obsess over. In Asia, a new trend says that you can learn all about people's personalities, just by looking at the shape of their nails.
Gamme.com.tw originally published a post outlining what each nail shape means about your personality in Chinese, and RocketNews24 got an English translation to create the infographic you see above. So, here's the rundown.
If you've got long nail beds, you're "a mild-tempered romanticist."
If your nails are broad sideways, you're a "short-tempered theorist."
Rounded or egg-shaped, you're a "laid-back pacifist."
Squarish, you're "serious and hard-headed" and "most likely a man."
Triangular, you're a "sensitive genius."
Almond-shaped, you're "faithful and honest."
Sword-shaped, you're an "ambitious idealist."
Whether the chart is actually accurate is another story. It asserts that if you have squarish nails you're "most likely a man" who "doesn't like to give up and has guts." Makes sense, since you know, women don't have squarish nails and are shrinking violets who give up easily, right?
At any rate, at the very least it's a fun way to pass the time and possibly a fun tool to use when scouting potential dates. Oh and remember, beware of square nails on a girl because she's "most likely" a "hard-headed" man, according to this system.
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Jessica Simpson got married in Carolina Herrera. [WWD]
Ringo Starr will front John Varvatos' Fall 2014 Campaign. [WWD]
Nicole Richie's hair is bright blue now. [People]
These celebrities were looking mighty fine at Wimbledon last week. [Popsugar Fashion]
Apple has added another fashion boss to its team. The tech company has named former Tag Heuer senior executive Patrick Pruniaux, presumably to work on its new iWatch product. [The Business of Fashion]
Some millennial at American Apparel thought a photo of the Challenger explosion was a picture of fireworks, posted it to Tumblr and pissed off a lot of people. [Mashable]
Michelle Rodriguez is on the rebound after her breakup with Cara Delevingne. The actress was spied smooching Zac Efron. [MTV]
The Business of Fashion editor-in-chief Imran Amed is at the helm of one of the most important fashion sites in the world — and still can't get an invitation to Balenciaga. [Telegraph]
New York based, Canadian-born Christopher Lee Sauvé is known for his envelope-pushing designs. After all, he was the man responsible for the “Save Anna” shirts in the midst of Anna Wintour’s rumoured 2008 retirement, the current “I was touched by Terry” line as well as a print mimicking Rachel Zoe’s “I Die. Bananas.” (He was served with a cease and desist letter for that last one.) But all in all, his tongue-in-cheek slogans serve to do exactly what the fashion industry needs — to be poked fun at for the oh-so-serious handle it has on itself. No target is too big, but with his spin on Kate Moss’ infamous “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” quote, has he taken things too far?
The controversial T-shirt in question was stocked at The Bay, where it featured the supermodel's 2009 comment shown inside a mockup of a nutrition label with the calorie count listed as zero. But it seems the tee was too much for Canadian shoppers to handle and, after igniting some criticism online, the company tweeted from its official account that the T-shirt was being removed from stores and online immediately.
Obviously, The Bay has done the right thing in addressing its customers' concerns, but should this mocking shirt be taken so…seriously? Isn’t the message being twisted into an accusation that it's promoting eating disorders when, in fact, its intention is the very opposite? Sabrina Maddeaux at Now Toronto has an interesting take on how The Bay pulling this shirt is yet another example of its failure to support Canadian fashion. While I’m somewhat unable to see the correlation in this case, I can see how Sauvé's work is misconstrued.
In the wake of the news, the designer released his own statement, claiming the fashion industry is one that, "begs to be mocked."
"Fashion is created to be either celebrated, adored, or hated and deplored. Quite like the industry itself," said Sauvé. "The particular T-shirt in question showcases an infamous quote by supermodel Kate Moss as a nutrition label. Like all of my designs, it's a glorified warning, an ode to the farcicality of the fashion industry and the obsessives that surround it."
"Most if not all of my designs showcase some type of statement pointing out the absurdity of fashion, and this one item is no exception," he added. "I fully understand and comprehend the severity of an eating disorder and I do not condone celebrating such pain. My sincerest apologies to anyone that I have offended with my designs. I believe wholeheartedly in my work, however, and I can't apologize for that."
So, the jury is still out. Do you find this particular shirt to be an offensive glorification of modern day thinspiration or do you, like the designer himself, believe it to be a protest against the general absurdities that are commonplace in fashion?
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About six months ago, Kanye West publicly vowed during his Yeezus tour that he would not talk about his now-defunct deal with Nike or Louis Vuitton. This came as a relief to many, as all Kanye could talk about around the time was how Nike wouldn't give him enough millions to design his sneakers and how Louis Vuitton wouldn't take an impromptu meeting with him while he was in Paris. Kanye did a pretty good job of holding out from ranting too much, but now that the six-month period is over, he's back to his regularly scheduled petulance.
During a show at London's Wireless Festival, Yeezy took a few minutes in the middle of his set to remind the public how cruel brands like Louis Vuitton and Nike have been to him, you know, by carrying on their business with Kanye as they would any other celebrity designer. "I'm not particularly angry or anything like that, but what I'm saying is they're taking the idea of celebrity, and tried to make me seem like I was stupid or something."
ORLY Kanye? Please, tell us more.
"I'm not dissing Louis Vuitton, I'm not dissing the Gucci group and shit," he continued. "I'm just saying, don't discriminate against me because I'm a black man or because I'm a celebrity to tell me I can't create in that field. 'Cause you know damn well ain't no black guys or celebrities making no Louis Vuitton nothin'. They let Pharrell make those glasses, and we liked 'em, right? They let me make those shoes and we liked 'em right? And they say no, no, no n••••a, not no more, that's too much."
You see folks, the not "particularly angry" Kanye is just annoyed that these two particular labels stood in the way of his dreams, which he says is what this latest rant is really about. But if we know anything about his kicking and screaming, it's that it gets results. It is his outspokenness that got he and his wife on the cover of Vogue, a lucrative deal with Adidas (Kanye complained in the past that Nike didn't want to give him enough in royalties) and even a second collaboration with A.P.C. If anything, it seems that many of Kanye's dreams are coming true, because he's made a big enough stink about them.
We're not sure what his angle with Nike or Louis Vuitton is — maybe he's looking for a creative director title at one of the brands in exchange for past slights? Another design opportunity? More attention than he's already getting? Whatever it is, you can bet that Kanye won't stop yakking about it until he is appeased.
Watch Kanye air his grievances at the 4:30 minute mark below.