It’s been 20 years since the 1995 cult classic Clueless hit theaters, but you wouldn’t be able to tell if you looked at some of the film’s stars today – like Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd – who have failed to age since the film’s release. But if you thought you knew everything you needed to know about the film, think again. The Hollywood Reporter chatted with Clueless director Amy Heckerling, who touched on a few insider details on the film’s casting.
Alicia Silverstone will always be remembered for her role in the film, but another blond-haired actress we know and love also had a shot at the role. According to Heckerling, Reese Witherspoon was in the running to play Cher. “She had such a strong personality and sense of self,” she said. “[But] she would have to act Cher — Alicia was Cher.” Also up for a part was Dave Chapelle, who read to play Donald Faison’s role of Murray in the movie. Though Chapelle was certainly hilarious, she thought that he was just too grown to play the part in the way that Faison could. “[Chappelle] was just amazing — he was such a mensch,” Heckerling said. “I needed somebody who was really innocent, a goofy kid.”
The film came together perfectly with the cast that was ultimately chosen, but we can definitely see how both Witherspoon and Chapelle could have been in the running for those roles.
The reality-star-cum-model rocked a burgundy keyhole blouse with a buttoned double thigh-split skirt, both by Zimmermann, finished off with gold lace-up heels and a tousled pony. You might remember Montana Cox wearing the dress version of this ensemble, which was also a complete winner. (more…)
I-G-G-what? Iggy Azalea is set to visit her motherland next month with fiancé Nick Young in tow, her first time back since “Fancy” and “Problem” went global.
The rapstress will attend the BONDS100 Birthday Party in Sydney Harbour’s Circular Quay on August 19, alongside past and present BONDS ambassadors, like tennis royalty Pat Rafter. In her spare time down under, Luna Park and lunch with her gran is high priority on the to-do list.
“I’m going to Sydney which is relevant to me because my entire family, besides my mother, lives there,” Iggy said in a news release. “I get to see everybody, have a nice meal with my grandma and I’m going to make Nick go to Luna Park. I’m really excited to get to show him where I’m from.”
It gets better, Azaleans. You have the chance to meet Iggy at the anniversary event, by sharing your best dance moves on social media and hash tagging #BONDS100. Winning means you’ll also get to perform. Go on, get moving.
Daniel Johns has debuted his new single, “We Are Golden” in world-first fashion. The Australian musician has teamed up with retailer David Jones for the first-ever fashion shoot powered by music, featuring the department store’s model ambassadors Jessica Gomes and Montana Cox.
Amplifying the relationship between fashion and music, David Jones, which coincidentally bears the same initials as Daniel Johns, have paired up with the singer for its Spring 2015 campaign, #ShotBySound, in a video which sees three models strutting around the set while he plays the track, taken from his debut solo album Talk. 42 camera were utilised on set, triggered by his vocals and the band’s instruments.
“When they explained how the technology on the shoot was going to work, I thought it wounded really exciting, like a Roxy Music Clip,” Daniel explained to Sunday Style, still acknowledging the mutually beneficial relationship at hand. “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think it would get the record out to a broader audience,” he explained. “I’m not an idiot — it’s just good business.” (more…)
We called it! Kim Kardashian‘s mission must be to cover all international editions of Vogue before the year is up. At least it’s starting to feel that way since Mrs. West stars on yet another edition of the Condé Nast title. Having already racked up covers of the American, Australian and Brazilian versions, Kim now snags the cover of Vogue Spain‘s August issue because, let’s face it, Spanish Vogue could do with some much-needed press after our forums regularly tear its amateur covers apart. Kim’s latest Vogue shoot is a departure from her usual controversial imagery, appearing subtle and subdued (humongous diamond ring aside) before the lens of Theo Wenner.
Our forums were pleasantly surprised at the outcome. “I actually like it and I can’t believe I’m saying that! I was expecting something vulgar and distasteful, but somehow this is the complete opposite. This is what I wanted to see from her – simple, natural, and relatable (although that diamond ring is beyond belief),” shared MON.
“Of course she had to show that huge ring… But the cover is nice, she looks good,” Oxymore replied.
ThatGuyPaul shared his enthusiasm, praising, “Lovely cover! She looks great!” In addition, Urban Stylin used the word “stunning” to describe the cover.
Also confessing her amazement was marsnoop2: “Might be the best I’ve seen her and I like that her age hasn’t been Photoshopped away, but enough is enough with this family,” as things began to turn a little sour.