- Behati Prinsloo dishes on her wedding ring tattoo. [Page Six]
- Solange Azagury-Partridge is teaming with Amazon on a five-piece capsule collection. [Vogue UK]
- “Feminist” currently tops the words TIME magazine readers think should be banned in 2015. We happen to think those clueless TIME readers who voted for it are the ones that need to be banned. [TIME]
- Marilyn Monroe’s love letters from Joe DiMaggio are going up for auction. [Vogue UK]
- Vogue just did a lingerie shoot featuring plus-sized models. [Vogue]
- Danica Lo is retuning to Glamour as its very first online editor-at-large. [WWD]
- Both Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner will be too busy to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show — because they’ll be on the catwalk for Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show. [New York Post]
- We hope you plan on shopping this Black Friday because the discounts are going to be deep. [Fashionista]
- Turns out, Kim Kardashian was meant to keep her clothes on for that now-infamous Paper butt cover. But she insisted on disrobing for the camera. [The Cut]
When Ellen Page played quick-witted teen Juno MacGuff in the 2007 hit film Juno, her character surprised her friends and family when she announced her pregnancy. In February, when the actress gave a speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to THRIVE Conference, she surprised the audience by coming out. Her courage is being feted this month with an Out100 cover and the title of Entertainer of the Year. The pint-sized Canadian star is featured on one of four covers shot for Out magazine’s special 20th anniversary issue; the other three are fronted by Orange Is the New Black‘s Samira Wiley, actor Zachary Quinto and British musician Sam Smith.
In the interview, Ellen discusses the pressures she felt from Hollywood to keep her sexuality hidden. “No one’s ever been so direct as to say, ‘You’re gay, so we’re gonna hide it,'” she says. “But there’s an unspoken thing going on. [People] believe it’s the right thing to do for your career. They don’t realize it’s eroding your soul.”
According to the 27-year-old actress’ Twitter page, she just wrapped filming on Freeheld, a feature-length movie of the acclaimed short that details the struggles of a real-life lesbian couple in New Jersey, who were denied spousal pension benefits when one of them was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Ellen co-produced as well as co-starred opposite Julianne Moore. “It’s very direct in showing how discrimination against the LGBT community affects people,” she says of the film.
A Change.org petition against Old Navy has forced the retailer to come clean about its pricing practices. Old Navy shopper Renee Posey noticed that the prices on the retailer’s jean offerings for plus-sized women were significantly higher than for straight sizes. “I was fine paying the extra money as a plus-sized woman, because, you know, more fabric equals higher cost of manufacture,” she wrote, noting the $12-$15 difference between the two pairs. But once she realized that the men’s options were not priced in this manner, she began to suspect something else was at play.
“Old Navy’s Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans cost $27 in a size 6. The same jeans in a size 26 cost $40. Alternatively, the men’s Slim-Fit Jean costs $25–no matter the size.” Posey also says that while men’s straight and plus sizes are lumped together on the Old Navy website, there is a separate category for plus-sized women’s clothing. “I don’t understand why myself and women like me are being singled out and forced to pay more by Old Navy, when our male counterparts are not,” Posey wrote. Luckily for her, and her 23,000 plus supporters, Old Navy’s finally come forward to explain why women’s plus-sized denim options are so much more expensive.
The retailer says that due to the types of fabric it uses to make jeans for plus-sized women, it has no choice but to put a premium on those wares. “Old Navy is proud to offer styles and apparel designed specifically for the plus size customer,” the Gap-owned brand said in a statement. “For women, styles are not just larger sizes of other women’s items, they are created by a team of designers who are experts in creating the most flattering and on-trend plus styles, which includes curve-enhancing and curve-flattering elements such as four-way stretch materials and contoured waistbands, which most men’s garments do not include. This higher price point reflects the selection of unique fabrics and design elements.”
This may be true, but TIME points out that it only seems to be the denim that’s more expensive, not any of the other plus-sized options. Surely, “curve-enhancing and curve-flattering elements” should be added to blouses, sweaters and the like? After all, curves extend to your whole body — not just your bottom half. Sounds like there may be more to this story than Old Navy is letting on. Plus, it is quite curious that larger men — who have a different body shape than straight-sized men — would not have their own plus section on the website. The whole thing smells a little of sexism and a lot of sizeism, and the ghettoization of plus-sized women.
We’ve been keeping a close eye on Harper’s Bazaar Australia, admiring each and every cover it has produced of late, and the December cover certainly doesn’t fail to impress. Kylie and Dannii Minogue were tapped by the magazine to pose together for the front cover along with some photos to accompany the fabulous issue. Simon Lekias shot the Aussie beauties surrounded by a mass of blooming flowers, while wearing custom creations by Australian brand Aje.
Our forum members sure are impressed! “Quite charming! The shot is perfect for December. Of course if Dannii could face us it would be even better. It’s very rare to see the Minogue sisters together for a fashion shoot,” raved Benn98.
“Great choice. It’s very special,” added gazebo.
Also loving Bazaar‘s cover subjects this month was GIVENCHYlover, who simply posted the word “spectacular” inside the thread.
“Lovely cover and editorial. I specially like that they went overboard with the flowers,” voiced kokobombon, admiring the background.
“Really lovely cover,” noted GlamorousBoy, who echoed the positive attitude of the thread.
See a preview of the Minogue sisters’ cover story and share your own opinion here.
Christmas is coming and Vogue Russia delivers a cover full of wintry vibes with its December issue. The magazine tapped Natalia Vodianova to grace its latest installment and enlisted Paolo Roversi to capture the Russian beauty wearing a dreamy design from Christian Dior’s Fall 2014 Haute Couture collection. The long-term face of Guerlain cosmetics currently fronts the November issue of American Vogue, nabbed the cover of Vogue Paris’ September edition and now satisfies a select few of our forum members on Vogue Russia.
Forum member la veronika couldn’t wait to express her excitement inside the thread: “Incredible!! She looks stunning, happy to see her grace another Vogue!”
“Gorgeous, she is bringing it,” echoed Miss Dalloway.
GlamorousBoy was also a fan and posted that he thought it’s a “beautiful festive cover.”
Although the rest of us dramatically disagree. “I love Natalia but she does look a bit creepy. They could have gone with a much fresher, edgier take on her,” proclaimed an unimpressed Nepenthes.
“She looks so creepy. It’s weird, but all of her recent work has been really lackluster. It’s like she’s not even trying,” wrote an underwhelmed orchidee.
“Her facial expression is odd and uncomfortable. I used to love seeing Natalia but her work has been pretty lackluster lately. At least the dress is nice,” added lamies022.
The word “creepy” came up a lot inside the thread. “I don’t like this! She looks creepy. Part Stepford wife and part scary doll who’ll kill you as you sleep!” posted Clipse in agreement.
Do you think Natalia looks eerie on Vogue Russia’s December cover? Add your comment inside the thread here.
Online consignment e-store The RealReal is getting real, real close with the CFDA. The pair have teamed up to put on a flash sale featuring pieces from CFDA designers to benefit the governing fashion body. From now until November 13, The RealReal is offering vintage pieces from some of the CFDA’s most noted designers at a fraction of the cost. And these prices are good. A pair of mesh and suede Alexander Wang pumps are selling for $140. A Phillip Lim shoulder bag will set you back $295. A Proenza Schouler dress that originally retailed for $2,495 is going for $315.
The ready-to-wear sale has already kicked off, but on Thursday, The RealReal will unveil an additional accessories sale, which will feature items from names like David Yurman and Alexis Bittar. The accessories leg of the sale will run until November 16.
Of course, since there is limited quantity, most of the pieces are only available in one size. So, if you were thinking of making a purchase, you may want to hightail it right now to The RealReal and scoop up these pieces before they disappear.