With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re all feeling rather amorous, so the news of Disney’s live-action Cinderella movie couldn’t come at a better time. To celebrate, Disney has collaborated with nine fashion designers to reimagine her famous glass slipper in anticipation of the movie’s launch at the end of March.
Nicholas Kirkwood sketch; Image: Harrods/Disney
Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Alexandre Birman, Charlotte Olympia, Stuart Weitzman, René Caovilla, Paul Andrew, Nicholas Kirkwood and Jerome C. Rousseau have each designed a shoe to complement a modern day Cinderella’s wardrobe, with a hint of their signature twists. The shoes will be available at select stores around the world, such as Harrods in London and New York City’s Saks Fifth Avenue.
So far, we’ve only been treated to a sneak peek of the shoe designs in the form of the designers’ sketches. From Charlotte Olympia’s star and crystal adorned transparent platforms to Paul Andrew infusing his iconic pointed toe silhouette with a glass effect twist, we can’t wait to see the final pieces. You can view the sketches in the slideshow below. (more…)
Urban Outfitters just can’t seem to help itself. The retailer is in trouble again, this time for a tapestry it was selling that looks alarmingly similar to the uniforms worn by gay Holocaust prisoners.
The retailer was shilling a bluish gray and white striped tapestry with a single pink triangle, much like Holocaust garb. The Anti-Defamation League has called out the company for this egregious misstep. “Whether intentional or not, this gray and white striped pattern and pink triangle combination is deeply offensive and should not be mainstreamed into popular culture,” Holocaust survivor and ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman wrote in a letter to Urban Outfitters, before urging the retailer to get rid of the tapestry altogether. It seems Urban Outfitters has listened because the item doesn’t appear to be available for purchase on its website.
Urban Outfitters has a storied tradition of peddling offensive wares. In 2012, the retailer found itself in a pickle for selling a T-shirt that was believed to allude to Holocaust imagery, as the breast pocket of the shirt featured what some thought looked like a Star of David appliqué. Other questionable products have included a seemingly blood-splattered Kent State University sweatshirt, a T-shirt in “Obama” black and an assortment of Navajo-inspired fashion pieces. Zara recently came under fire for similar reasons, selling a striped children’s shirt with a sheriff’s star that, again, looked a lot like a Holocaust prisoner’s outfit.
[via NYDN, ADL]
Following an appearance on the February cover of American Harper’s Bazaar, Miranda Kerr now fronts the March issue of Australian Bazaar. The magazine opted not to use Carine Roitfeld’s spring fashion shoot for the cover and instead created an original cover story with the Aussie beauty, lensed by Kai Z Feng. Miranda poses in warm natural sunlight with sleek, poker-straight hair, giving the model an edgy new look, while sporting an outfit from Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2015 collection styled by Naomi Smith.
IMAGE CREDIT: HARPERSBAZAAR.AU
We’ve become huge fans of Harper’s Bazaar Australia and they’ve hit another home run this month. “Miranda dominates Australian covers, and quite right too. They all manage to make her look good. Love this, she looks stunning with sleek hair. And that body…” wrote Benn98.
“From the styling to the hair, to the pose, to the position, everything is nice and well done. Miranda is stunning here,” Kanna replied.
Gazebo was also a huge admirer: “Gorgeous cover, everything works beautifully.”
“Oh I love this. It’s nice to see her looking a little different, the same hair/pose/styling was getting boring,” appreciated Bobby153.
Feeling the same way was andypolanco: “She looks so amazing, beautiful, and young if someone told me she was 19 I wouldn’t question it!” he complimented.
“I like it. I get a bit of a hippie/stoner vibe from the editorial. It looks cool and sexy and suits the weather we’re thriving through in Australia,” YourMonster added.
Check out Miranda’s cover story and share your opinion with us here.
We were deprived of Margot Robbie on fashion magazines when she starred in The Wolf of Wall Street, but now the actress is everywhere with the release of Z for Zachariah and Focus. Margot currently graces the covers of both Vogue Australia and the American edition of Marie Claire. The team behind the Marie Claire shoot nailed the sitting, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the results. Photographed by Beau Grealy, the Aussie beauty poses in front of a vintage car while she gazes down the lens, giving us yet another fantastic March cover.
“This gives me major 2000s vibes, big flashback to when I used to buy the mag… good old days when every magazine was available in my country for the same cover price as US/Europe. I think she looks great, loving the clean styling but also the whimsy added by the stray hair… I like the clean layout as well,” shared kokobombon.
“The cover is decent but the editorial is truly gorgeous. She is just stunning and seems so cool too,” SallyAlbright added.
Forum member narcyza also loved the cover. “In the end beautiful cover with her. This portrait is stunning, her eyes are amazing here. The palette of colors is great too. Good work,” she credited.
It’s 10s all around for our forum members. “Oh I like this cover, love the colors. She looks gorgeous,” wrote KateTheGreatest.
“Why do I have a feeling this cover might be better than March US Vogue? Nice work Marie Claire,” declared t-rex.
“Beautiful! It’s about time she got a decent cover. Can’t wait for this issue!” enthused an optimistic AbbeyRoad.
Take a peek inside the thread for a behind-the-scenes video and join the discussion here.
Katie Grand has taken quite a shine to the Kardashian-Jenner girls. The latest issue of LOVE magazine includes a lengthy Kim Kardashian spread, plus little sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner also appear in the glossy. The reality TV family has been used so much as of late for the magazine that one can assume that the editor has succumbed to the allure of the house Kris Jenner built. And can you blame her? Linking up with the Kardashian-Jenner crew is press goldmine, and Grand is fully aware of the fact.
“Working with Kim, you know it’s going to be big news and even though we were very prepared, I think nothing prepares you for the magnitude of the attention she creates,” she told The Business of Fashion. And the shoot has certainly gotten attention, especially with some of the provocative images leaked in the weeks before the issue hit newsstands. “For the Kim images, it was important to me that the fashion images were seen before the more controversial images. Of course, you can’t control the odd image being leaked once the magazine is back from the printers (like the bent over bum picture) but I wanted to show the effort Prada and I had put into the clothes and that this was a new way to see Kim.”
Obviously, including Kimmy in this latest issue was a smart business move and we can’t fault Grand for promoting her magazine. Though we’re not sure if we’ll ever be able to forgive her for showing Kim at this awkward angle.
LOVE magazine’s Kim Kardashian issue is on sale now.
[via The Business of Fashion]
Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’99, if Elle Macpherson could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.
The 50-year-old supermodel is kicking herself for not wearing skin protection, telling The Gloss that it’s the biggest mistake she made back in the day. When regrets are formed on the daily during those formative years, ranging from disappointing your parents, to the racoon-eyeliner technique you thought was cool, we best be listening to the girl. Here’s what “The Body” had to say:
“My greatest regret from when I was younger was that I didn’t protect my skin from the sun — even though I think I look better with a tan,” Elle told The Gloss. “I have plenty of freckles all over my body, and I haven’t done anything about it. There’s no point in doing lasers because I’m in the sun all the time anyway, but I think sunblock is really important now. Always 50+ SPF.” (more…)