"We're taking style advice from a dog." [FabSugar]
A writer describes her descent into a months-long YouTube vlogger k-hole. [TheHairpin]
Your acne is a spirit medium. [BellaSugar]
A journalist sent her picture to Photoshoppers all around the world and asked them to make her look like a fashion model, to compare the differences in beauty standards worldwide. [ELLE]
Warby Parker argues that businesses need to do good on a social and philanthropic level in order to succeed financially. [BusinessOfFashion]
Here's a Verizon ad that deftly portrays why we should stop telling young girls they're pretty all the time. [Cosmopolitan]
- Is women's armpit hair really so gross? [TheCut]
We just spotted this strange coat, made with a blend of alpaca and fox fur, available for purchase on Luisa Via Roma for just $31,800. Which happens to be more than double the cost of a top-of-the-line jet ski. Or a car. And although we can't say we'd mind looking like Little Red Riding Hood all winter long, we're not sure this has enough staying power, style-wise, to justify the price. You know, if we had $32,000.
Rihanna is a woman who cannot be stopped. She's Harper's Bazaar Arabia's cover girl and Jalouse has also opted to feature the singer this month. If you feel like you've seen the cover image somewhere before, you would be correct. Rihanna is clad in the look she wore to Givenchy's Fall 2015 show–the veiled snapback and colorblocked suit separates with sneakers–back in March. The image, shot by Stéphane Feugère, appears to have been taken backstage, or sometime before or after the show.
We did a little digging in our forums, and member French Delicacy has images from the entire spread. All the other shots are from Paris Fashion Week, so it appears Jalouse followed Rihanna around that week to produce this feature. We've got to hand it to them, it's a pretty genius way to go about a story. There are images of her looks from Balmain, Kenzo, Chanel and more. Other celebrities featured in the issue (like Lily McMenamy) were profiled with more traditional shoots, making Rih's spread extra special.
Personally, I think It's a cool cover, considering the circumstances, but the forum members? Eh, not so much:
"It's an alright cover, but I wish she had a normal cover, meaning normal hairstyle, not overdressed, without weird accessories," wrote Srdjan.
Can't please everyone, I guess.
It was only a matter of time before a brand snapped up Alexa Chung to design a line after she expressed her design dreams earlier this year. She’s put her face to a million campaigns and clearly wants more of an active role when it comes to designing, as she’s even divulged ambitions of launching her own label.
Though her own label dreams may not have materialized just yet, she's teamed up with AG Jeans and is on the cusp of launching Alexa Chung for AG. We've been treated to a few teasers on Instagram of the collection which will feature 20 items from classic jeans to dungarees. Alexa is reportedly drawing inspiration from the 60s and 70s with the aim of designing the missing pieces for her own dream wardrobe.
According to WWD, Alexa is taking her new role very seriously, so much so, in fact, that she’s visited the AG Jeans factory for a better insight into its processes and capabilities. She's even embarked on design inspiration trips with the brand's creative director.
From modeling to being crowned an influential style icon, Alexa definitely knows a thing or two about fashion, so we know that we’re in store for a real treat when her collection launches.
Those waiting for another glimpse of Rihanna's nipples will have to hang on just a little bit longer (shouldn't be too long, given her penchant for mesh shirts with no bra), but in the meantime, fans can enjoy the singer's latest spread in Harper's Bazaar Arabia, in which she is decidedly covered up, exuding the "new modesty" heralded by the cover tag. Riri's name is the last to come up when you think of "modesty," but photographer Ruven managed to make it fit for the self-proclaimed badgal.
The results? Pretty darn glam. The singer's sultry stare pierces through her netted veil on the cover, and the slayage continues in the accompanying spread. If you needed further proof that Riri can wear anything, these images should fit the bill. She's pictured in everything from a black sequin catsuit complete with face mask to an ornately embellished turban with a pearl and sequin-encrusted sweater. Yep, pretty much the sort of fare only Rihanna could pull off.
Our forum members seem to be pretty happy with the results as well: "What can I say, fantastic, strong cover! Very hypnotizing," wrote la veronika.
"WOW! She's wearing clothes this time," quipped a clearly delighted Indigo Homme.
Some, however, aren't sure that Rihanna's the best ambassador for modesty: "Rihanna looks gorgeous here, love the way she was styled. But that tagline about modesty is a tad ironic, considering who is on the cover. I mean, Rihanna has never been one to shy away from showing some skin," said YoninahAliza.
Julian Assange is about to get a chance most contestants on America's Next Top Model never had. The WikiLeaks founder, who is currently hiding out in the Ecuadorean Embassy avoiding extradition to Sweden to face sexual assault charges, will walk during Fashion Week in September for Ben Westwood's show.
Of course, Assange isn't about to hop on a plane and fly to Europe in the name of fashion. Westwood will instead bring the catwalk to Ecuador. The show will be staged at the embassy, where Assange will model looks alongside six other models for Westwood's a Clint Eastwood-inspired collection.
Both Ben Westwood and his mother, Dame Vivienne Westwood, have been supportive of Assange in the past–Vivienne created a T-shirt in 2012 with her likeness and the words "I am Julian Assange" to show her solidarity. "What happened to him is totally unfair. I've designed something for him along those lines and will be getting him to wear it… I've got another garment with a Julian Assange print," Ben Westwood told the Daily Mail. "Julian's been in the embassy for two years and it's important that he doesn't slip into obscurity."
A fashion show casting is a good way to help keep that from happening. Although I'm pretty sure these images of Julian Assange primping to Jill Souble's "Supermodel" (à la Cher Horowitz in Clueless) are probably not what Westwood wants in my head as he makes this grand political statement.