After featuring someone relatively unknown on the April cover, W comes back with a bang and serves up Charlize Theron as its latest subject. A select few of us sat in anticipation after a generous forum member provided info that the Mad Max: Fury Road star was set to front W‘s May 2015 cover, and we finally got it over the weekend. Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, a sultry Charlize dons a black PVC jacket layered over her bare skin as she gazes down the lens. What more could we want?
Unexpectedly, our forum members were disappointed. “Meh I think we’ve all seen Charlize with smoky eyes and tough leather many, many times,” posted t-rex the moment the cover surfaced, setting the tone of commentary to come.
“I don’t even know why I even expected much from this. It’s your typical run-of-mill M&M story. I bet this is by Mr. Enninful again. It’s boring. It’s dated. There’s nothing new about it. And I do not like the shadow covering half of her face. Nope,” added a disapproving MON.
“What’s with the shadow covering half her face?” questioned ALAUU.
Benn98 felt the same way, slamming, “My thoughts exactly, I was surprised to see people getting so excited about the news. Charlize is a really beautiful and fierce woman, but M&M is overrated. I knew it was going to be something sexy, hyper-glamorous and retouched to the max.”
Emmanuelle agreed, “I don’t really like the cover. The hairstyle is too weird and I am not a fan of this shadow, I have the feeling it could have been done better.”
“Tom Hardy isn’t accompanying her? Not interested. As others have said we have seen her in photoshoots like this a million times,” HeatherAnne echoed.
Are you also left unimpressed by the cover? Voice your own opinion here.
We had a feeling Target’s collaboration with Lilly Pulitzer was going to be a hit and it turns out, after barely launching, it already is. Reports are saying that much of the collection sold out this weekend, and due to high demand, there are scores of unhappy shoppers who couldn’t get their hands on all the preppy printed wares.
Of course, people who were hoping to fill their real and digital baskets with goods from the collaboration were sorely disappointed – in fact, Mashable says that the Lilly Pulitzer collection was already sold out online Sunday morning. Customers expressed their frustration at how quickly the collection sold out.
Target has said that it is not restocking the collection, so any leftover scraps you find in stores and online is what is left of the collaboration. The hashtag #LillyforeBay has started to crop up on social media, now that eBay is pretty much the only place you can get many of the sold-out items. And they ain’t cheap. In fact, a quick search of eBay shows a beach chair and hammock set on sale for well over $1,000 (one of the higher end sales), which is a huge rip-off considering the beach chairs were priced at $60 for the collection and the hammock was just $150. Talk about a markup!
We even found a Lilly for Target plus-size dress going for $350 – which is even more expensive than what mainline Lilly Pulitzer asks for its dresses. The most expensive Lilly Pulitzer dress currently on the website is $348. Granted, the $348 dollar dress doesn’t come in plus-sizes, but at this point, it looks like many customers will be paying almost as much if not more for the Target collaboration than they would if they just shopped directly from the Lilly Pulitzer store – and we bet the shopping would be infinitely less stressful if they did.
But for all the troubles that came along with the collection, you can go to bed tonight knowing that Target just made a whole lot of money off this collaboration. Isn’t it always nice when corporations get the money they deserve?
[h/t USA Today, Mashable]
It’s not surprising that a fashion designer would have strong opinions on how other people dress, but Giorgio Armani is really toeing the line of intolerance with some recent comments he made about how he believes men should dress, specifically homosexual men.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, the designer lent some controversial-but-vague opinions on how he thinks gay men should present themselves sartorially. “A homosexual man is a man 100 per cent. He does not need to dress homosexual,” he said. “When homosexuality is exhibited to the extreme — to say, ‘Ah, you know I’m homosexual,’ — that has nothing to do with me. A man has to be a man.”
Armani never makes it clear exactly what he means by “dressing homosexual,” but we’re going to guess his notion is steeped in stereotypes and antiquated ideas on what men should wear. Whether a man is in a sparkly suit or a tutu – as long as he considers himself a man, he is still a man. And we’re pretty sure autonomous, free-thinking gay men around the world do not need Giorgio Armani telling them how to clothe themselves. Also, we’re still not sure what “extreme” homosexuality even is? Gays doing gnarly gazelle flips?
Armani also offered some comments on the types of male bodies he prefers: “I don’t like muscle boy. Not too much gym. I like somebody healthy, somebody solid, who looks after his body but doesn’t use his muscles too much.”
In conclusion, fellas, if you’re trying to impress Mr. Armani, please don’t be too ripped and for goodness sake, dress like a real man – whatever that means.
It wasn’t long ago that we saw Emma Lung showing off her naked about-to-pop baby belly on Instagram, so we’re not surprised to hear that the Australian actress has given birth.
The Wonderland star took to her Instagram today to show her tiny tot to the world, with a picture of bub, named Marlowe James Zalapa, in a snuggly cable-knit onesie. He’s adorable, that’s for sure, but looks a little bit older than we had imagined for an introductory snap.
That’s because baby Marlowe was actually born on Easter Sunday, April 5, with Emma’s husband, director Henry Zalapa, telling the Daily Mail Australia, “We’ve spent the last few weeks in a bubble getting to know him.” (more…)
Since getting engaged to AFL star Lance “Buddy” Franklin, model Jesinta Campbell has remained pretty tight-lipped about anything and everything to do with her upcoming wedding. However, the 23-year-old beauty has recently opened up about who will be designing her wedding dress.
Photo: Josephine Willcox for theFashionSpot
In an interview with news.com.au, Jesinta said, “I’ve chosen the designer of my dress and that’s it – it’s a big secret, though.” Given the timing of her revelation, our money is on Steven Khalil. Jesinta was spotted sitting front row for the designer’s Couture 2015 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week last Wednesday, which happened to have beautiful white gowns walking down the runway.
She’s also quite the advocate of the designer, wearing one of his creations as recently as the 2014 Brownlow Medal last September. She also wore a crisp-white Steven Khalil pick to the 2014 Logies, but had red wine spilled on her by a TV executive just 10 minutes into the event. Let’s hope her guests have a little more respect for her and her dress on the big day.
Photos courtesy of Karen Walker
Karen Walker is killing it in the fashion industry, and now she’s also set to dominate the beauty industry with her new fragrances.
The New Zealand-based designer is leaping into the world of perfumes with a trio of scents, dubbed A, B and C, which uphold the label’s optimism and chic-meets-eccentric appeal. According to the designer, A is “herbal and fresh”, B is “ripe and delicious”, and C is “opulent and generous”.
“I’ve always wanted to create a range of fragrances and I’m thrilled with this trio,” Karen says in a press release. “The three different scents allow the Karen Walker woman to have a scent for any mood, any day, any time and any occasion.” (more…)