While many speculated that Alber Elbaz would become creative director at Dior, the fashion house isn’t moving so fast. The next couture and ready-to-wear collections (Autumn/Winter 2016) will be designed in-house, according to WWD. The brand believes it can meet financial goals without a lead designer and we can only hope they’re right given that Pieter Mulier, Raf Simons’ “right hand,” just left the company as well.
The jewelry line seems to be faring better. Victoire de Castellane, creative director of Dior jewelry, recently illustrated a festive video featuring the Rose de Vents collection. Castellane is featured in the animated clip, making the rest of the world jealous as Santa showers her with Dior jewelry for Christmas. The collection is a tribute to Christian Dior, inspired by his lucky charm and favorite flower: the rose. In this time of uncertainty for the fashion house, it’s good they can still spread some holiday cheer. (more…)
Let’s face it, the December issues didn’t exactly live up to our expectations, so can January compensate? Apparently not, at least so far. Marie Claire‘s latest offering was unveiled earlier this week and the publication has jumped on the multi-cover bandwagon, serving us three covers to choose from at the newsstand. Marie Claire commences 2016 by tapping Lily James, Bella Heathcote and Suki Waterhouse for January, each shot by Simon Emmett. Which cover is our favorite?
“I admire the effort but these covers are all over the place! Lily’s pose hurts my neck. Bella’s makeup is too much. Suki’s pose.. need I say more. I wish there was some consistency in the overall feel of the covers! If one is cropped this way, so should the rest! I hate it when multi-covers are too disconnected from each other,” disapproved MON immediately.
“Suki can’t make a good cover… I don’t understand why they are pushing her so hard. I don’t know the two others, are they really the next big things?” asked an uncertain Aizanara. (more…)
Hari Nef is breaking down barriers faster than she ever anticipated. The model/actress is the first transgender woman to sign with IMG, a feat she still can’t believe she pulled off. Now that Nef is well on her way to conquering the modeling world, she’s setting her sights on Hollywood with a new role in Transparent, the comedy-drama series that follows the lives of a family after they discover their father is transgender. Ahead of the show’s Season 2 premiere on December 11, Nef spoke with Fashionista about her historic IMG placement and Hollywood’s hesitancy to embrace the transgender community.
On her historic IMG contract:
“Every other smaller agency in New York either turned me down or wouldn’t meet with me. I walked in [IMG] and I was like, ‘Yeah, well I would love this, but you know, you’re IMG and I’m me. How would this ever work?’ But they said, ‘No, you could do this, this, and this — so what if you can’t get booked for catalog work? We see a whole career for you. We’re not just trying to make money tomorrow.'” (more…)
If you were a child who loved you some Roald Dahl literature, then we’re sure the first official trailer for The BFG is going to bring back all the nostalgic feels.
Although the Steven Spielberg-directed Disney film isn’t set to be released until July 2016, the suspenseful first look was released on YouTube last night, showing protagonist Sophie getting kidnapped from her orphanage by “The Big Friendly Giant”.
“Never get out of bed. Never go to the window. Never look behind the curtain,” she says before a gigantic hand comes through and takes her away. Anyone who’s familiar with the story knows that The BFG is not what he appears to be, so we can’t wait to see that part of the story roll out in following trailers.
You guys, dreams really do come true. One lucky traveller found herself sitting next to One Direction’s Harry Styles on a 10-hour international flight from Los Angeles to Manchester this week, and appears to have remained completely clam and collected right up until she got off the flight and filled up our social feeds, inducing pure and utter envy.
According to Alex Lomas’ Twitter and Instagram, the pair had a “chat about everything”, and, according to Teen Vogue, she had even been reading fan fiction about him and lurking his Instagram before they kicked off the convo.
He was also “asleep for ages and he looked bloody adorable”, but Alex refrained from taking a photo of that and instead took approximately 102 photos of herself sitting next to the long-haired babe. “To all who are asking no i never took a pic of him sleeping its just rude and disrespectful!!” she said on Twitter. (more…)
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby, Saint West, has been breaking hearts with the news of his arrival this week, and it turns out the little guy breaks laws in New Zealand too.
E! News (via InStyle) reported that it’s not only unacceptable but also illegal to name someone “Saint” in New Zealand, and, according to the NZ Herald, the name would have been rejected by the Department of International Affairs.
Other blacklisted names include Messiah, Christ, Bishop and Lucifer as, like Saint, they imply a title, rank or make a religious reference, and “royal” names like Justice, King, Prince, Honour, Royal, Duke, Bishop, Major or Majesty were banned by NZ Government between 2001 and 2015. In addition, 89, Mafia No Fear and Anal have also been turned down recently, for obvious reasons. (more…)