The Bachelor Australia‘s Anna Heinrich proved that she’s so much more than just Tim Robards‘ girlfriend, stealing the show at the Men of Influence Dinner at Sydney’s The Bridge Room last night, May 19. Even though she was there in support of her main man and final rose-giver, who recently nabbed the first-ever male cover of Men’s Style magazine, all eyes were on Anna and her alluring elegance. (more…)
Australian comedian and actress Rebel Wilson has finally had her real age revealed through official Australian business records, confirming she is 35 and not 29 as originally thought.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that business records filed with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) list the date of birth for a “Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson” as March 2, 1980. That makes her 35-years-old, mathematicians, and six years older than the 29 we previously believed.
In case you’re thinking, “There could be two Rebel Mealnie Elizabeth Wilsons, right?”, the ASIC documents pretty much prove that this particular individual is indeed who we think it is. It shows that the same person was the director of several entertainment production companies including Bogan Pride Productions, which produced some of Wilson’s earliest work on Aussie TV including Bogan Pride on SBS. The address attributed is also in Rebel’s old home suburb of Cherrybrook in Sydney’s north-west. (more…)
Last night, the Woolmark company and the CFDA joined forces to fête Public School’s and M.Patmos’ big wins in the mens and womens prizes (respectively) and to introduce the USA’s contenders for the 2015/2016 International Woolmark prize. CFDA CEO Steven Kolb and Michelle Lee, Director of the Americas for The Woolmark Company, were both on hand to help celebrate the designers making a play for the grand prize. This year’s lineup includes Cadet’s Raul Arevalo and Brad Schmidt, David Hart, Lucio Castro, Thaddeus O’Neil and Siki Im for menswear. Representing for womenswear is Kaelen Haworth of Kaelen, Nellie Partow, Novis’ Jordana Warmflash, Tanya Taylor and Chris Gelinas. The new class seemed quite enthusiastic about their inclusion in this storied tradition, dating back to the 50s.
“It’s an honor to participate,” Chris Gelinas told us. “It’s really exciting mainly because of the history, obviously with Yves Saint Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld winning the prize (in 1954) and they were relatively unknown designers at the time. Something like this can really make a career. There are a lot of prizes these days, but to be involved with one that has such a history and a heritage with supporting designers is interesting.”
Each designer will use wool textiles to bring to life their modern visions of the fabric, which to many people has a very specific connotation. “Wool to a lot of people has very obvious references, whether it’s outerwear or Fall/Winter,” Gelinas explained. “I think that it lacks this technical edge and I love bridging this gap between classic conventions and innovation. I’m working on some really cool techniques that I think are really innovative and I think will bring a totally new view on wool. I don’t think you think of wool as being really high tech and hopefully, I can achieve something that will change people’s perceptions a bit.”
It is this same keen sense of innovation that helped M.Patmos’ Marcia Patmos win the 2014/2015 award, along with Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne. Patmos said she’s already gotten several inquiries about her label and the collection, which is due to hit stores for the fall season. Her collection is truly elevated casual wear, a trend that has taken fashion by storm.
The Public School designers are having their moment in the sun. With their 2014 CFDA award for Menswear Designer of the Year, their 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Prize and the possibility that they could take home two CFDA awards this year, it’s a bit of an understatement to say that Public School has been having an excellent past few years.
Osborne and Chow, who have already started their tenure as creative directors for DKNY, don’t feel any differently despite the accolades. “It’s weird because we’ve been taking it day to day and it doesn’t really feel like [we’ve skyrocketed.]” Osborne said. “I think we step back and try to look at it from the outside, our trajectory to us is something we can’t fully embrace. We’ve just been working and taking it one day at a time and doing the best that we can. There is so much more to go, so it really feels the same.”
We’ll never be too old to freak out over Disney. Just today, Vans launched its new Disney collaboration and we’ve already gone bananas. The adorable cartoon collection, called “The Young at Heart,” includes apparel, accessories and shoes for men and women featuring all our favorite pals: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Winnie the Pooh. Look closely and you’ll even see Mickey and Minnie swapping their traditional yellow shoes for red and pink sneakers.
This isn’t the first time Vans partnered with Disney. In fact, they have a long history together. The two first linked up in the 1980s on limited-edition sneakers patterned with original artwork. Later, in 2013, Vans debuted a line of retro-inspired Disney shoes featuring those same classic drawings.
“The Young at Heart” collection will be available this June at Vans retail stores and select locations globally.
Emmanuelle Alt welcomes back Daria Werbowy to the cover of Vogue Paris‘ June/July issue. Modeling a pair of black bikini bottoms by Eres and a show-stopping sequin top from Christian Dior, Werbowy poses for photographer David Sims in what appears to be an unconventional image for the magazine’s usual beach-inspired summer covers.
Ultimately, the cover leaves our forum members with mixed views. “Worst summer VP I’ve seen. It looks very cold & her expression does not help either!” ranted DutchHomme the moment the cover surfaced.
“I hate the layout, I can’t even tell if I like the cover because of it…” added Zelda Zonk.
Also underwhelmed was fashionlover2001: “Meh… They could [have] done a better job with Daria.”
Narcyza wasn’t feeling it either and echoed, “Daria again? It’s the worst Vogue Paris cover for a long time. What a mess!”
Although not everyone was left so disappointed. “Why does everyone hate this? This is their best cover in MONTHS! WOW! It’s so beautiful,” raved gossiping.
“The more I see it the more I love it. Fave cover under Alt’s reign,” Creative hailed.
“Love it! Nice surprise with the styling and Daria looks very sexy here,” enthused justaguy.
Nepenthes agreed, writing, “I love everything about this. It feels really fresh for summer and Daria looks incredible!”
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We’re hearing more news of shake-ups going on at Lucky magazine. A source tells us of several layoffs at the magazine today, but that isn’t the only major change the troubled magazine is going through. Word is, Lucky will be transitioning into a quarterly publication.
It’s been something of a mess at Lucky lately. Last year, the magazine joined forces with BeachMint to form The Lucky Group and in February they unveiled their Lucky Shops website. Late last month, Eva Chen announced she would be stepping down as editor-in-chief of the magazine. Soon after, Lucky postponed their LuckyFabb conference, which was scheduled to take place just a week after they made the announcement.
We reached out to Lucky for comment and we will be updating as we hear more.
UPDATE: A rep for Lucky confirmed that the magazine is indeed going quarterly, as per a report by AdWeek. Layoffs of around 10 staff members are expected. Starting September, the magazine will transition to its quarterly status and will adopt an elevated “premium ‘collectible’ feeling,” according to Lucky Group CEO Josh Berman. The May issue will be Lucky’s last before switching over to the new format.