- Kelly Osbourne really doesn’t like Giuliana Rancic, blames the Fashion Police host for the backlash she faced after making comments about Latin immigrants. [EW]
- Ellen DeGeneres casts a pageant queen with Down syndrome in her GapKids x ED fashion show. [Mashable]
- Emma Roberts appears unretouched in an Aerie campaign. [USA Today]
- Alexander Wang is re-releasing 10 of his most popular looks. [Fashionista]
- These feminists tell you where you can stick your Photoshop. [Styleite]
- Fashion students aren’t satisfied with their fashion education. [BoF]
- Sofia Vergara poses for Martha Stewart Weddings. [Page Six]
- Gilt is opening up “Gilt by Appointment,” a shoppable showroom. [Fashionista]
After doing justice to Kim Kardashian last month, Vogue Spain has unfortunately taken one giant step backwards with its all-important September 2015 cover. The magazine does, however, get major snaps for bringing awareness to breast cancer this month and tapping Penelope Cruz to front the issue. The radiant Spanish actress poses before the lens of Nico Bustos with stylist Belen Antolin appropriately selecting an extravagant pink feathered creation for Cruz to wear, while showing off a short hairstyle. Good cause aside, has Vogue Spain’s best efforts ultimately paid off?
Our forum members weren’t feeling it from the start. “Awfully Photoshopped. The background and Penelope’s image don’t blend together at all. Also the ribbon for breast cancer awareness looks tacky on the cover,” disapproved coutugh immediately.
“The background doesn’t work at all! Penelope is a stunning woman and they could have done something 100 times better than this,” posted an underwhelmed Aizanara.
Sharing the same sentiments was Mrs.T: “My God they get one of the most stunning women in the world and this is what they come up with?”
Nymphaea wasn’t much of a fan either, writing, “I’m not digging the short hair and her expression is too vulnerable/sad.”
“Yikes! This looks like those ad campaigns for Revlon / L’Oreal hair dyes. Probably one of the worst September covers so far considering they’ve all been bad. Vogue Spain NEEDS a shakeup IMMEDIATELY! The team seems like they already dried out of ideas,” complained MON, who later returned to say, “Despite the ugly cover, what a beautiful CAUSE!”
Make sure to grab your copy of Vogue Spain’s September issue available now, on newsstands worldwide. Check out the contents and drop us a comment here.
Kristen Stewart‘s perma-scowl is going to be the star of Chanel’s forthcoming Métiers D’Art film. Karl Lagerfeld tapped the brooding muse to play none other than Coco Chanel for a short film that will be shown during the label’s anticipated show in Rome. Of course, Karl Lagerfeld is directing the entire thing, which is a fictional behind-the-scenes look at a biopic about the house’s founder. How wonderfully meta.
Stewart is tapping into a sour space to play the role, according to Mr. Lagerfeld. “She played it really, really mean,” he told WWD. “You only see her in tests and she’s complaining about everything. She’s mean with the director; mean with the producer.” Sounds like a true cinematic event.
The Métiers D’Art show is expected to stage December 1.
The Fall 2015 advertising campaigns are still trickling out and we suspect Prabal Gurung‘s to be last (but not least) to surface. The images certainly prove less is more and with minimalist photographer Daniel Jackson thrown into the mix, we’re loving the starkness of the campaign. Caroline Trentini, who also stars in Versace’s current campaign, was the designer’s model of choice this season. The Brazilian beauty strikes some dynamic poses in the studio with stark lighting and simple styling (or lack thereof). Could this be the best ad of the season?
The majority on out forums don’t think so. “Is she peeing in the first one?” asked a mortified madzedre the minute the campaign struck.
“Nice and clean, like a 90s advert. Although the nudity is unnecessary. They should have given her maybe a sheer cotton shirt. That position is never a good idea for someone that’s nude,” Urban Stylin chimed in.
Justaguy was left feeling uneasy too, adding, “Hmmm not sure what to make of this campaign. It does have that 90s/Calvin Klein look referenced above, but I would have expected something better from Caroline & Daniel Jackson.”
“Pretty awful IMO, no real concept and the logo just thrown in the lower right with no real use of the overbearing white space. Forgettable amidst much more thought out campaigns this season,” slammed qual.
Nepenthes soon lifted the mood, sharing a different opinion. “I might be on my own but I actually love the nude shot; she makes the pose work imo! The other one’s great as well!” he said.
“So, so beautiful. It’s just the right combination of model, lighting, photographer and clothing coming together in a nearly perfect way,” Spike413 raved.
Check out more of Gurung’s Fall campaign and add your own two cents here.
H&M is further dedicating itself to sustainability with its latest clothing collection. The retailer is taking the old clothing amassed from its Garment Collecting project and creating new clothes in a program called “Close the Loop,” due to hit stores September 7.
H&M has created a denim line with recycled cotton and organic cotton, dishing up a selection that includes a jumpsuit, jackets, button downs and overalls. For kids, a hoodie complete with tiny ears rounds out the offering. The “Close the Loop” collection will offer 16 denim styles for men, women and kids.
H&M explained its objective for the project in a press release published on its website. “H&M wants to create a closed loop for its textiles, in which the fabrics from unwanted clothes can be recycled into new ones. The aim is to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry, by limiting waste that goes to landfill and saving on natural resources used in the production of fabric.”
H&M has proven to be a leader in fast fashion when it comes to sustainability. Every year, it releases a report on the environmental impact of the company, complete with goals on how to diminish the adverse effects the clothing manufacturing process has on the environment.
Check out images from the collection in the slideshow below. (more…)
Turns out, making sure your eyebrows are, as the kids say, “on fleek” is more important than you think. Researchers have found that your brows are actually some of the most important features of your face, and not just because they keep sweat from dripping into your eyes. Eyebrows are a great indicator of emotional expression, which is why they are so crucial in our day-to-day interactions.
[ See: Eyebrows Through the Ages ]
According to Yahoo Health, eyebrows are “critical for emotional expression, as well as facial recognition, we’re all subconsciously cued in to each other’s brows: how and when they move and what they look like. As a result, we place a lot of stock in changes to their shape, color, and size.” Eyebrows also help folks recognize people, as a study by assistant professor of psychology at the University of Lethbridge in Canada Javid Sadr found in 2003. Sadr showed participants 25 images of celebrities with eyes and no brows and another 25 with brows and no eyes. People were better able to identify the celebrities by the shape of their brows.
So next time somebody asks you why you’re so obsessed with Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows, tell them you can’t help it – science made you that way.
[via Yahoo Health]