Harajuku fashion isn’t just for the people, you know, and self-professed Kawaii fiend Gwen Stefani is proving that with her new “Harajuku Lovers” line for Petco.
Boasting teeny hoodies, socks and bandannas, chew toys, bow ties and more printed with emojis, checks, stripes and union jacks for the doggies with all the sass, Gwen said the pieces are “playful, modern and super kawaii”. It’s not just for the “Rich Girl” either with prices starting at an accessible $5, but you know it don’t matter anyway, because this shit is bananas yet we all want in. (more…)
Carrie Bickmore’s gold logie acceptance speech went viral this year after she used the opportunity to raise awareness of brain cancer, the same disease which took her late husband, Greg Lange, back in 2010. Slapping on a beanie and asking Australia to do the same, the #BeaniesForBrainCancer hashtag received so much support that Carrie has now decided to turn the movement into a foundation, Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer, all kicking off with a music, comedy and food festival next month. (more…)
The Vogue podcast with Andre Leon Talley is up and running and of course they tapped former cover model Kim Kardashian as a featured guest. Between her app, social media accounts, reality show and video game, you’d think Kim has already shared everything there is to know about her life. In the podcast, Kim reveals her favorite Paris restaurants, current pregnancy cravings, #closetgoals and so much more. And in true Kardashian form, Kim makes sure to plug upcoming Kardashian business endeavors like a holiday selfie book and Kourtney Kardashian’s app, debuting in December.
Check out excerpts from Kim and Andre’s chat:
On her peculiar distaste for Thanksgiving food: “I actually don’t love Thanksgiving food. Isn’t that weird? I don’t love it all. I love the tradition and I love hanging out with the family, but I don’t really love the food so I never get tempted really. But around Christmas time I love the sweets and all of that.”
On the downside to her huge social media following: “I love posting! It’s so much fun just to see someone’s life through photos. But it’s also pretty crazy once you don’t post something […] it’s almost as if it never happened because you didn’t post it. Like, people didn’t believe my sisters graduated from high school because we didn’t post about it!” (more…)
A photo posted by H&M South Africa (@hm_southafrica) on
There’s still a startling lack of diversity in fashion advertising and we’re getting more insight into why that problem persists. According to our latest diversity report, out of 460 fashion print ads this season, 84.7% of models cast were white and only 4.4% were black. A recent Perry Ellis lawsuit alleged that the brand’s president explicitly demanded “no blacks in my ads.” H&M South Africa seems to agree with that sentiment.
The brand came under fire recently for only featuring white models in its global marketing campaign, and their response was shocking. (more…)
If you obsessively watch every video spanning 100 years of beauty, you’re not alone. It’s fascinating to see how beauty trends in Men’s Hair and Women’s Makeup change over time. And who could pass up the opportunity to witness that evolution in under 2 minutes? But according to costume blogger Karolina Żebrowska, the viral 100 years videos are missing a crucial element. They fail to capture the reality of what women endured in each historical era. “To be frank, it was supposed to be just another ‘Beauty Through The Decades’ video,” she said. “I saw lots of them already, but they all have seemed to show beauty standards in a very stereotypical and pop-culture way, so I wanted to do a more historically accurate one. As I was doing some research, I became more and more aware that beautiful faces and fashion we see on the photos, ads and fashion plates are just an idealistic version of reality. So here’s to reality.”
The reality isn’t as pretty as the picture-perfect 100 years of beauty videos we’re used to seeing but it is deeply powerful and moving. Check out Karolina Żebrowska’s compelling take on passing beauty trends above.
Kate Upton‘s moment is still in full swing, having just starred on two covers for W Korea and now Harper’s Bazaar Australia taps the model-turned-actress for its annual Woman of the Year Issue and proudly gives her the spotlight on the cover of the December 2015 edition. Photographed beautifully by Victor Demarchelier, Kate looks effortless in a little black dress by Lanvin as she sits perched on a stool, sporting a perfectly undone hairstyle. Aussie Bazaar has been pretty good to us lately, but can the magazine’s winning streak continue?
Once again, our forum members were full of praise. “I love this cover, she looks really good. This is how a cover should look like, a beautiful picture and very little text. I really dislike it when there are text overloads,” admired KateTheGreatest the minute the cover came to light.
“It’s the simplicity of the shot, styling and natural makeup that makes this such a stunning shot of Kate,” chimed in justaguy.
Sharing the same positive attitude toward the cover was Benn98, approving, “Simple, effortless, yet so beautiful! The cover, of course. I like that it’s so understated.”
A.D.C. agreed, crediting, “It’s giving me Cindy [Crawford] by Herb Ritts vibes. You can’t beat that.”
But unfortunately, not everyone was so positive. “Love the cover, the simple background and dress, but I don’t like the way she put her face…” said SilkyJean.
“She looks beyond average here,” discredited an underwhelmed HeatherAnne.
We’re sure expecting Kate’s cover story to be just as beautiful as the cover shot. Await the content and drop us a comment here.