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Bambi Northwood-Blyth Will Help You “Grab Life By the Balls” as Channel [V]’s New Presenter

Photo: Getty

Photo: Getty

Bambi Northwood-Blyth musn’t be busy enough as a model, designer, elevator-selfie taker and wife, because the bushy-browed model has just landed a presenting gig at Channel [V] thanks to her ball-grabbing skills.

The internationally recognised supermodel has been confirmed as part of the music program’s new team, which includes The Used frontman Bert McCracken and DJ Generik (Tyson O’Brien), to join Channel [V] regulars Danny Clayton, Carissa Walford and Marty Smiley (more…)

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Margaret Cho Wants You to Ditch Your Handbag and Wear Her Jumpsuit Instead

Image: Betabrand

Image: Betabrand

Margaret Cho is a hilarious lady, but the comedienne is getting serious about fashion design, and destroying the tyranny of the handbag.

Margaret Cho is selling “The Solitaire,” a jumpsuit she created to double as a purse with its whopping six pockets. “I hate carrying a purse, I’m so not like that,” she says in the accompanying informational video on the piece. “I wanted people to do anything and go at a moment’s notice.” The hooded black twill jumpsuit has a gold zipper, ribbed cuffs and a smocked waist. It looks like something you can easily slip into, which we assume was Cho’s goal from the start. 

The piece, which is on sale at 10% off for $169.20 (down from a still-pricey $188), comes in quite a large range of sizes, from size X-Small to XX-Large, so plus-sized and petite fans alike can rock Cho’s latest. 

Cho crowdfunded the project and reached her goal earlier this month. But you’ll be waiting a bit if you’re looking to order the piece – the jumpsuit won’t ship until July. Sure, it skews a little janitorial, but throw on the right pair of heels and it’s a completely different jumpsuit. Hey, if socks and sandals can be chic…

You can purchase your very own Solitare jumpsuit at Betabrand

[via NYT]

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Scarlett Johansson Smolders on W’s March Cover (Forum Buzz)

Scarlett Johansson stars on W‘s big March issue and we are loving the results. Photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, the blonde bombshell channels Debbie Harry wearing a vibrant yellow Michael Kors cardigan with a contrasting black La Perla bra worn underneath.

W Magazine March 2015 Scarlett Johansson


Miss Dalloway is a fan of the cover and simply describes it as “gorgeous” inside the thread.

“Nice one! Scarlett looks great and I like the presence of yellow,” adds Srdjan.

Also full of enthusiasm is MyNameIs: “Love it. Scarlett looks amazing. And I love the yellow and just the overall hues on the cover. It’s so warm and inviting.”

Sharing the same sentiments, dodencebt posts, “Absolutely gorgeous, I’ve missed sexy Scarlett lately.”

“YES! Exactly what I was going to say. I’m really glad she isn’t sporting her weird buzzed pixie here, the feathery hair and attention to her breasts oozes the sex appeal that’s she famous for,” HeatherAnne agrees.

But the cover fails to sit well with everyone. “It’s the March issue! I wish they’d have used models on the cover or at least a more engaging image. She looks nice but the cover is so bland in my opinion,” notes kokobombon.

Do you feel the same way? Read the review of W‘s jam-packed March 2015 issue and join the discussion here.

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Warby Parker Is Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company

Warby Parker is the year’s most innovative company, according to Fast Company. Yes, even more innovative than Apple. The magazine has published its list of 50 businesses that are changing the game, topped by the eyewear company for its success as an e-commerce destination. Revenues for the 5-year-old company are said to be more than $100 million a year.

Warby Parker beat out Apple (#2), Alibaba (#3) and Instagram (#5, noted for its “beautiful relationship with the fashion industry”). Also making the list is American Giant (#38), an e-commerce clothing company that manufactures its pieces in the U.S. L’Oréal rounded out the roster at #50 for launching its Makeup Genius app that lets the user try on makeup looks digitally.

[via Fast Company]

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Disney Celebrates Cinderella Film with Designer Glass Slipper Collaboration

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

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…)

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Urban Outfitters Removes Offensive Holocaust-Reminiscent Tapestry

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]

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