Our feisty forum members have celebrated just about everything Harper’s Bazaar Germany delivers each and every month — the magazine’s May 2015 cover being no exception. We’re thrilled to report that Arizona Muse fronts the newly-released annual beauty issue of the German title. Photographed by Kacper Kasprzyk, the American beauty, who already has covers of Vogue Paris, Vogue Spain and Vogue Italia under her belt, gazes down Kasprzyk’s lens giving us life, while rocking her signature bob hairstyle.
“Really like this, it’s got a very summery feel. We haven’t seen much of Arizona lately,” expressed Benn98, hitting us off on a positive note the moment the cover surfaced.
“I’m waiting for Arizona to disappoint me and I’m starting to doubt if she could. This is just beautiful! It’s a simple shot that focuses on the beauty of Arizona,” MON shared.
Also in the mood for some Arizona was Style Savvy, who was quick to write, “Beautiful cover. That face is just phenomenal.”
Handbag Queen shared a similar positive opinion, too. “It’s great to see Arizona back on a cover again, have missed seeing her since she signed with Estée Lauder,” she enthused.
“Are we ready for an Arizona comeback?” asked arlekindearrabal.
“Please dear God, no,” replied gossiping, going against the tone of the thread.
Benn98 was quick to return and voice, “Don’t worry, the likes of Julia B, Joséphine, Valery, Maartje etc will still be here. Besides, Arizona is not technically on a hiatus. The amount of Vogue covers and print work she’s secured during her ‘break’ is enough to make a working model weep. I say bring her back!”
Are you as pleased as we are to see Arizona? Let us know here.
Karl Lagerfeld is a grown-ass man and he is not going to do anything he doesn’t want to do. And in this case, Kaiser Karl really does not want to appear in the upcoming Zoolander 2 film. The movie is expected to be filled with cameos from fashion people, but you’re going to have to count out one of the industry’s most influential designers because he is reportedly not down with appearing on the silver screen alongside Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.
“I don’t want to be in the movie!” he told Hello! “They wanted me to be in the movie!” And why did he turn down a chance to bask in the glory of Hollywood? Apparently, he wasn’t quite into that Valentino catwalk cameo Ben and Owen pulled in March during Paris Fashion Week. “I didn’t like it,” he said. “I’m not an actor.” Hey, at least the man knows his strengths.
Kanye West is rumored to be appearing in Zoolander 2 and Carine Roitfeld admitted she’d be down to be in the movie, so if they can’t get Karl, there is a whole host of fashion elites to choose from.
Laura Wells is one of Australia’s most successful models, and, as the industry currently stands, is considered “plus-size” at a healthy size 14. Yes, she’s now embracing the term, and even getting in social media wars about it, but there was a time where she was terribly offended by the controversial and confusing label.
In an interview with Australian Women’s Weekly, Laura said that while she was in New York with her size-8 sister, Courtney Wells, she “wanted to punch everyone in the face” for asking if she was a plus-size model. “Basically I just thought they were calling me fat,” she explained of the scouting agents. “I didn’t know what a plus-size model was, I didn’t know they existed,” she continued.
She went on to explain that while the fashion industry is moving in the right direction and turning to plus-size models for editorials and campaigns more often, people are still reacting in a way they shouldn’t be. “It needs to be at a point where it’s not celebrated anymore,” Laura explained in the interview. “Why isn’t it just seen as normal?”
Fair point, Laura.
There’s no denying that over the years, British department store M&S has had its ups and downs with its fashion offerings. It started out as being what seemed like your grandma’s go-to that transformed into a stylish destination attracting a much younger, trend-driven audience. Sales in recent years, however, have continuously dwindled as it has struggled to compete with the high street’s offerings. Up until now, we’ve been thinking that nothing short of a miracle could save it.
Now, it seems that the retailer has finally turned a corner and restored some much-needed fashion credibility. M&S is putting its recent boost in sales all down to a simple 70s suede skirt, which was papped being worn by international style icons, like Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung during key Fashion Week events. The £199 skirt isn’t available until tomorrow, and there’s already a waiting list in place. Plus, it’ll only be available in select M&S stores. Exclusive much? It’s hard to believe that we’re talking about M&S!
So, what else can we expect from a brand that now dresses the FROW? Well, it seems that the retailer is set on upping the fashion stakes even more by announcing the launch of an exclusive Shoreditch-inspired capsule collection. Shoreditch is, of course, the hipsters go-to in East London and is quite possibly the polar opposite of how M&S is perceived.
The Shoreditch-inspired collection isn’t all Dr. Martens and fishermen’s beards, however, as that would obviously leave the usual M&S customer quaking in their boots, but rather a watered-down version of the hip trends applied to some much-loved staples. We can expect cool items like dungarees and denim jackets, though!
All in all, the M&S Limited London capsule collection will feature 16 pieces, manufactured in its eco-approved factories with an aim of reflecting London’s bold, much sought-after style. For now, you can check out a sneak peek of a sketch from the collection above, but rest assured that you’ve only got to wait until 28 May when you’ll be able to shop the collection for yourself in select M&S stores.
It’s a big day for Jourdan Dunn. Earlier this afternoon, she showed off a new hair color on Instagram, a silver-blue-purple confection conceived by Renda Attia. Dunn says the new look is for a trip to Coachella (we seriously can’t wait to see all her outfits), but a fresh new hairstyle wasn’t the only big news Jourdan had to share.
The model tweeted a photo of herself on a wifi-enabled airplane sipping a glass of champagne and encouraging fans to tweet her questions. During the session, Dunn dropped a bomb about the fate of her series, Well Dunn with Jourdan Dunn, which aired on Jay Z’s Life + Times YouTube channel. A fan asked if the show would be returning for another season, and Dunn says it will – except this time, it’s going to be on TV.
We don’t know where or when the show will allegedly air, but we can’t lie – we are more than juiced to possibly see Ms. Dunn whip up tasty dishes on the small screen.
Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell are a supermodel match made in heaven, but unfortunately, Prestige Hong Kong failed to capture the duo in their best light. Back in March during the first-ever Asian amfAR fundraising gala, Prestige snatched the opportunity to tap Kate and Naomi for an impromptu shoot to coincide with the release of its April 2015 issue. Although we can’t quite understand why the mag, which launched in September 2005, delivered such a bad outcome. Naomi is pictured doing a modeling 101 pose wearing a glitzy Marc Jacobs number (the same dress she wore attending the event), while Kate sports a plain white T-shirt designed exclusively by Jacobs.
The publication didn’t receive much praise as the double covers found themselves being the latest topic of discussion in our forums. “High-class models and cheap layout. Irony,” expressed phungnam96 almost immediately.
“The amount of Photoshop on Kate isn’t even funny, she looks awful. Her eyes and the shape of her face is ugly. Naomi’s face seems to have been Photoshopped onto her body. Who approved this, come on?!” Bertrando3 questioned in anger.
In agreement was Benn98: “I’m with you. Both look atrocious, the covers I mean. Poor Kate, just look at her eyes. And the layout looks so amateur. I think it’s time these two demand photo approval.”
“These look like mall catalogs. I don’t get how you can botch such amazing women…” noted a stunned and underwhelmed orchidee.
Nomar only echoed everyone’s negative attitude, proclaiming, “Such boring covers.”
Better luck next time? Drop us a comment on Prestige‘s April covers here.