- Jourdan Dunn talks Burberry and Naomi Campbell with Love magazine. [Love]
- Victoria’s Secret is taking a fast fashion approach to lingerie. [Business Insider]
- Miley Cyrus’ little sister Noah is in a new, jarring PETA campaign. [Page Six]
- But of course Blake Lively’s daughter has famous godparents. [Vogue UK]
- Harvey Weinstein won’t be charged for allegedly groping an Italian model. [LAT]
- Professional fancy lady Gwyneth Paltrow will try living on food stamps for a week, so that should be interesting. [Us]
- In which Madonna attempts stand-up comedy. [Daily Beast]
The fashion world’s obsession with Pharrell continues. Woolworths is the latest brand to tap the fashionable producer to serve as style director for a collaboration focused on sustainability.
Naturally, Williams’ Bionic Yarn company, which makes yarn from discarded plastic fibers, is involved with the project. Woolworths is looking for young South African creatives, aged 15-25 to design stylish T-shirts for the collaboration, with the theme of raising awareness about the environment. The winning designs will be printed onto the sustainable tees and sold in Woolworths stores.
Pharrell’s promotion with Woolworths also extends to a concert tour. In addition to the T-shirt contest, Woolworths is working to promote education and inviting South African school singing groups to enter a competition in hopes of being able to sing with the artist on stage.
Williams is no stranger to sustainable collaborations. He previously worked with G-Star RAW, creating a collection of cool denim pieces made in conjunction with his Bionic Yarn company.
SHADOWS. LOW PONYTAILS. 80S BALLAD GUITAR MUSIC. No, this isn’t a promo for a Behind the Music for Whitesnake. It’s the teaser commercial for Diane Sawyer’s big interview with Bruce Jenner, airing April 24.
Like we said, the promos are full of shadowy silhouettes of Jenner, with Sawyer looking at him with a furrowed, reporterly brow. Jenner is expected to unveil the details of his alleged transition during the broadcast, and by the looks of it Sawyer will be doing some really close listening through the whole thing. Guess there is a lot to process.
The broadcast promises to cover “the journey, the decisions” and “the future” for Jenner. For the past few months, rumors and whispers of Jenner’s transition have been swirling, so this interview should give us answers to those burning questions that are probably none of our business anyway.
What we really mean to say is: We’ll definitely be tuning in.
[via ET YouTube]
Kanye West’s outspoken nature is what helped him rise through the ranks of the fashion industry, and it is his same no holes barred, no filter attitude (and now-everlasting bond to the Kardashian family) that keeps him in the fashion news cycle. The rapper is the subject of a profile in T magazine, a piece in which Kanye explains what he’s hoping to accomplish in this new chapter of his fashion career.
To West, it’s all about bringing luxury to the masses, making fast fashion high-end. It is a goal he is slowly approaching with his Adidas collaboration (though he has said before he’s not completely satisfied with the lofty price points of the collection). One criticism Kanye has consistently faced during his time designing apparel is that what he creates looks too much like the work of the established designers he likes to wear on a regular basis.
Well, in case you were wondering Kanye West isn’t concerned whether you think his work is derivative or not. “I would like to be influenced as much as possible,” he told Jon Caramanica. “I don’t care if you can see the influence in something, as long as I made it better.”
Whether or not Kanye’s improving on the work of other designers in his own collections is a matter of opinion, but you’ve got to hand it to him: The guy’s definitely got a distinct taste in clothing.
[via T magazine]
Lauren Conrad is killing it at Kohl’s. After debuting the world’s cutest Cinderella-inspired collection for the retailer last month, LC is back with a Minnie Mouse lineup that’s straight up adorable. The whimsical, 20-piece collection boasts a red, white and blue color palette and plays up Minnie’s trademark polka-dots. Expect dotted bow shorts and tank tops, Minnie-print dresses and flirty blouses with print collars. There’s even a pair of oversized mouse ears, if you want to go there. The LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s collection is priced between $36 and $68, and will hit stores May 10th.
Anne Hathaway gets a lot of flack in the media, but she’s totally won us over with this epic lip syncing battle. The Devil Wears Prada actress appeared on Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle, going up against her former co-star Emily Blunt. Blunt wowed the crowd with a rendition of Janis Joplin’s Piece of My Heart, but it was Hathaway’s version of Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball that really stole the show.
When we say Hathaway’s turn at the mic was spot-on, we mean it. Hathaway gelled down the sides of her hair to make her ‘do look like Miley’s shaved sides look, donned a cropped white wife beater and a pair of breakaway pants that she ripped off to reveal high-waisted knickers. She got every detail down to the nails. But the big moment was when Hathaway raced to the middle of the stage and hopped onto a wrecking ball of her own, basically leaving Blunt in the dust.
Watch Anne Hathaway nail Wrecking Ball like a boss in the video above.
[via Lip Sync Battle YouTube]