The stars of Disney's Maleficent are certainly doing their rounds on magazines covers this month. Angelina Jolie is currently on the cover of Elle's June issue, Elle Fanning fronted Interview's May issue and now Fanning graces the cover of Teen Vogue. The 16-year-old actress is photographed by Daniel Jackson, projecting the perfect idea of a summer beauty. Our forums are very much in favor of this 'perfectly appropriate' cover.
IMAGE CREDIT: TEENVOGUE.COM VIA TFS FORUMS
"Very beautiful and perfectly appropriate for the season it's in, other publications should be taking note," writes honeycombchild, clearly a fan of the direction the Teen Vogue team took for this cover.
"This is a very cool cover, the styling is appropriate, the colours are nice and it's perfect for summer," agreed KateTheGreatest.
KINGofVERSAILLES shared the exact same sentiments: "She looks very pretty and I'm pleased to see people haven't completely forgotten how to do a summer cover!"
"Beautiful … now this is what a Teen Vogue cover should look like!" commented Tinsley V, suggesting previous covers have not been up to scratch.
YoninahAliza was also on board and seemed optimistic about the issue's contents writing, "Beautiful cover from Teen Vogue; it's not cluttered with text, it features a nice celebrity, and it's summery too! Also, looking forward to the bit with Ansel Elgort, I remember seeing him in Teen Vogue years and years ago in a photoshoot for his dad!"
Check out the thread for the issue and join the discussion here.
eBay's going to have to beef up its cyber security, as the e-commerce site says that hackers have gotten hold of employee login information, giving them access to customer addresses, emails, birthdays and phone numbers. The breach reached about 145 million people, who have all been instructed to change their passwords. The attack is said to have happened between late February and early March, having only been discovered this month.
eBay claims that in spite of the breach, no unauthorized purchases were made. As they said in a statement, "After conducting extensive tests on its networks, the company said it has no evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorized activity for eBay users, and no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats. However, changing passwords is a best practice and will help enhance security for eBay users."
Though no one has allegedly experienced such activity, it is still quite alarming how easy it is for hackers, who are often just internet trolls, to get hold of sensitive information. Perhaps the people behind the breach were looking to show their prowess, that if they wanted to, they could wreak the sort of havoc on the site and its customers that could ultimately cause distrust between the consumer and eBay.
Since becoming an LFW regular in 2004, Ashish has won the New Generation award three times and counts an army of celebs such as Katy Perry amongst his fans. Such a clientele is hardly surprising when his design signatures include sequins and glamour, with the ideal customer being fun-loving and sexy with a sense of humour.
In preparation for the much-anticipated Ashish x Topshop high-street collaboration set to launch on May 29, we’ve been cyber stalking the Instagram account of @Ashish_UK in the hope of some sneak peeks of what’s to come, and we haven’t been disappointed, thanks to a succession of teaser posts.
For the little kid inside of us comes a fabulous range of staples which light up! Now, how much wear the average person will get out of these pieces is questionable, but we do like the fun idea of it. From rucksacks to light up platform trainers, it’s an easy way to infuse a little quirky cool into your #OOTDs.
Image via @ashish_uk on Instagram
A select number of his biggest celebrity fans have already got their hands on the collection before its official release, and have been posting their own Instagram snaps. Kitsch loving @KatyPerry opted for a pair of the light up platform trainers that could also soon be in your wardrobe too… though with a price of £350, it’s quite the investment!
Image via @KatyPerry on Instagram
Thankfully, not all of the collection will set you back quite so much, with prices starting from around £30 upwards. So, flashing pieces aside, what other key pieces can you expect? Well, true to Ashish form, there are a few provocative slogan pieces, and this time some have the added fun of filling in your own responses.
Image via @ashish_uk on Instagram
Get ready for the launch of the most fun collection of the year so far!
Here’s maybe a Father’s Day gift idea for the most suave of daddy dearests. At Indochino, an online menswear shop started by two University of Victoria grads, you can nab (for yourself or other) a completely custom, bespoke suit for under $500.
Co-founder Heikal Gani thought up the idea when he himself was unable to buy a quality pinstripe for a reasonable price. He got together with best friend and classmate, Kyle Vucko, to discuss finding a solution to a problem that many men face today, resulting in the formation of Indochino. The online Vancouver-based store was the first of its kind that could deliver a custom suit that cost below $500, delivered within three weeks, with multiple options for cuts, fabrics, lapels, pockets and $75 of alterations thrown in if you needed to change it.
Buuuuuut for anyone who’s always wary of inputting measurements online, there’s even better news to be had. Indochino’s next venture is the “travelling tailor” concept, where in about 15 minutes they’ll measure you, prep the fabrics you’d want and help you put through an order. The first pop-up shop will appear at King and Spadina until June 8, following which they’ll hit the U.S. cities of Seattle, San Fran, L.A. and Chicago, before finishing up in New York in November.
Appointments are required (right here), but what a great way to spend time with the best man in your life or treat yourself to something fabulous!
Images via Indochino
Image: Target, Simon Cave
Target's design collaborations always garner a tremendous amount of buzz, and its latest partnering will be no exception. The retailer announced today it is joining forces with American label Altuzarra for a limited-edition capsule collection that's due to hit stores this fall.
“I’ve admired the elegance that Target brings to fast fashion. By working together on this capsule collection, we hope to instill a sense of power, confidence and beauty in women everywhere,” Altuzarra said in a statement. Coming September 14, the line will boast versions of Altuzarra's signature pieces, as well as looks created specifically for the collaboration. The 50-piece range prices apparel and lingerie from $17.99 to $89.99, with shoes and accessories ringing in from $29.99 to $79.99.
Net-a-Porter is also getting in on the fun, as both they and Target will carry the collection on their respective websites.
It sounds like this collection will be in a similar format as last year's hit with Phillip Lim. Although I'm sure it might sting a little for some editors and die-hard fashionistas to see the Altuzarra-proper pieces they spent a lot of money on recreated into less-expensive clones, it will be interesting to see which looks he brings out for this offering.
Watch this space for more details as they trickle out!
As we all know, the vast majority of today's media images of women are heavily airbrushed to conform to a standard of beauty that's not just unrealistic, but simply unreal. TakePart, an activism-oriented news organization, decided to show how crazy today's representations of women have become by giving some of history's most famous classical paintings a 21st century Photoshop makeover. See the results below, and head over to TakePart to see more.
Edgar Degas, La Toilette, 1884–86
"Danaë With Eros," painted by Titian in 1544
"Grande Odalisque," painted by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres in 1814.
Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1486
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