Last week, she was BFFs with Kanye and yesterday she traded her signature dark lips for a fresh-faced look. We’re talking about the always cool Lorde, who was spotted front row at Chloé during Paris Fashion Week yesterday with a beauty look that was the complete opposite of her usual hair and makeup. We are huge fans of her signature natural curls and goth-like dark lips, but there is something totally charming about seeing the singer soften up her look with shiny waves and a glowy complexion paired with pink lipstick. Talk about très chic! The singer, who has been enjoying Paris Fashion Week with her mom, took to Instagram to show off her look—and we are loving everything about it.
We’ve certainly witnessed our fair share of multi-girl covers this spring, and now U.K. Vogue carries on the theme. Vogue revealed its April installment over the weekend and, given the girls who stand before Mario Testino‘s lens on the cover image, it spread like wildfire across the forums. Georgia May Jagger, Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse give us their best supermodel stares, wearing an array of embellished see-through gowns. Cara and Georgia have, of course, been previous cover stars for British Vogue, but this marks a first for Suki.
But our forum members couldn’t be more disinterested. “So basically  look-alike blondes. Meh,” HeatherAnne scolded within moments of the thread being active.
“No. Just… no,” added Marc10, suggesting he wasn’t an admirer of Vogue‘s efforts this time around, either. Creative used the word “disgusting” to describe the cover. Oh dear, this doesn’t sound too good for sales this month.
Also not showing support was A.D.C.: “Couldn’t they put Jourdan on the cover and replace one of the blondes? It would have shown continued support for her and it would have been awesome if she’d landed two covers so close together but I guess her cover was a one-time thing. I’m sure it’ll be another decade before a black model lands on one again. That Shulman! So progressive. Rolls eyes.”
Our discussion soon moved to the subject of diversity. “Oh fashion. Where Suki Waterhouse can land a cover for having just a Burberry campaign while Jourdan needs to slay every part of the industry and wait over 5 years to get one. Pays to be white, blonde, and nepotistic,” said Gabriel29, making a very valid point.
“This magazine needs some fresh ideas,” slammed an underwhelmed Nepenthes.
Are you going to be queuing at the stands for your copy of Vogue’s April issue? Bored of the same old? Check out a review, gawk at a preview and share your own opinion here.
Renowned makeup brand Urban Decay is looking to contribute more to womankind besides its much-loved Naked eyeshadow palettes. The cosmetics giant is teaming up with Gwen Stefani to promote The Ultraviolet Edge, a global campaign that raises money for charities that empower women. Urban Decay is looking to amass three million dollars in the next five years to support these initiatives with hopes of donating $500,000 in the first year.
Urban Decay is starting the fundraising with a new version of its popular Eyeshadow Primer Potion, releasing it in a limited-edition matte shade, Enigma, from which 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit charities like the Women’s Global Empowerment Fund.
As for Gwen’s involvement, she was chosen to represent the brand because of her cool-girl image and dedication to making the world a better place for women. “We dig Gwen’s innate ability to set trends and defy expectations. She also shares our passion for empowering women and will help give this initiative the attention it deserves.”
You can support the cause by purchasing a tube of Enigma at the Urban Decay website.
[via Urban Decay]
Kim Kardashian has had quite a big few days. Not only did she color her freshly-dyed locks a lighter shade, but she also made TIME magazine’s list of its 30 most influential people on the Internet. Along with Taylor Swift, President Barack Obama, Justin Bieber, Shakira and more, Kim is named (and rightfully so) for her barrage of selfies and outfit posts that she posts to her more than 27 million followers on Instagram.
The list also includes Internet personalities like Nash Grier and Bethany Mota, as well as activists like Janet Mock and noted muckraker Matt Drudge. But perhaps the best addition to the list is Caitlin McNeil, the woman who posted an image of the infamous blue/black/white/gold dress that actually broke the Internet two weeks ago.
The winning prize includes one year of financial planning services provided by BT Financial Group, two return flights to Los Angeles for the winner to further their fashion ambitions, backstage hair services for one major fashion event by TONI&GUY, two mentoring sessions with two fashion industry icons provided by the Australian Fashion Chamber and $10,000 cash. (more…)
Kanye West ditched his full-blown blonde wife, Kim Kardashian, to hang out with Lorde and her mum for Paris Fashion Week’s Christian Dior show instead. Don’t worry, he sorted the 18-year-old’s smize-game first, but it was Lorde’s mother that brought real comedy value to the outing. (more…)