Our favorite fashion magazines haven’t exactly been delivering the goods this month. We’ve seen the same old cover subjects, from Gwyneth Paltrow on Marie Claire to Miranda Kerr posing for Harper’s Bazaar, and now Jennifer Aniston is InStyle‘s newest cover girl. Fresh off the front of Allure‘s January issue and giving us the same smile and hairstyle, Jennifer sits before Michelangelo di Battista’s lens wearing a red dress styled by Melissa Rubini. Are you over seeing Jennifer on magazine covers?
Our forum members sure are, and weren’t afraid to let off some steam inside the InStyle – Worldwide thread. “Oh God, no…” proclaimed GlamorousBoy, who was left more than unimpressed.
“Yeah Aniston is on the cover. God, she and Paltrow are everywhere!” added Miss Dalloway.
Elisejeffery agreed, “Just received my February issue in the mail, so sick of seeing Jennifer on every magazine cover lately. Please go away, Jennifer.”
Srdjan, on the other hand, doesn’t mind Jennifer but disapproved of the cover nonetheless. “I actually like seeing Jennifer on (good) magazine covers, but she looks so bad here. The massive Photoshop makes her look so unnatural and irritating,” he voiced inside the thread.
How do you feel? Are magazines becoming too safe with their cover choices? Share your opinion inside the thread here. InStyle‘s February 2015 issue is available on newsstands now.
What is a superstar? According to Pharrell Williams, Rita Ora, David Beckham and NBA player Damian Lillard, it’s not what you think.
Adidas Originals released a short to promote the re-release of its Superstar shoe featuring the four powerhouses, who are superstars in their own right. But if you think fame, fortune and millions of social media followers are what makes them deserving of such an esteemed title, you’re wrong. The minute and a half long spot, shot in black and white, has each party mentioning all the stereotypical things we imagine when we think of a superstar, only to tell us that’s not what really makes a superstar.
While they offer no explanation of what it takes to actually be one (unless, we guess, just wearing the shoe they’re talking about cuts it), the video itself is pretty cool. Check it out above.
[h/t ELLE UK]
We’ve only been in 2015 for a little over a week and it is not looking like a good year for retailers. C. Wonder just announced it was shuttering all its stores, Wet Seal just closed 338 stores and now more closings and layoffs are in the future for two retailers: Macy’s and J.C. Penney.
Macy’s is downsizing, cutting out 14 of its stores and a handful of jobs, though the company plans on filling jobs to handle demands for e-commerce and direct-to-consumer positions. The goal is to beef up its “ship from store” and in-store pickup services, though the retailer also mentions the downsize will help pay for higher retirement and health care plans.
As for J.C. Penney, the company will close 39 of its locations, leaving the retailer with 1,020 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Last January, J.C. Penney got rid of 33 stores. It says that this bout of restructuring is to increase profits, which will ultimately leave 2,250 employees out of a job.
[via The Business of Fashion, WWD]
Want to smell like Adidas? You can start by getting your hands on the brand’s new fragrance with designer Jeremy Scott, aptly named Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals. The limited-edition unisex scent is housed in a bottle modeled after Scott’s famous winged Adidas sneaker, with detachable wings, of course.
Only 10,000 bottles of the scent will be available and will retail for $105. Notes of white pepper, cashmere wood, Calabrian bergamot and incense make up the fragrance, whose campaign was shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Scott says the fragrance’s unisex nature came by accident. “It was just like wow, men and women seem to be responding to this scent when I’m wearing it. And I feel fine about it. A lot of my design is very non-gender specific. So it, in a way, ended up reflecting what I do in fashion.”
The bottle is packaged inside a shoebox (naturally) and will hit shelves in February.
Are they or aren’t they? That’s the question one everyone’s minds when it comes to model Lara Bingle and actor Sam Worthington’s marital status, but now Who magazine has reported that the pair got hitched late last month.
An “insider” told Who that the couple tied the knot between Christmas and the new year in a “small and simple” ceremony, with only a handful of guests including Lara’s mum, Sharon, and brother, Josh. We’re not ones to simply believe said insiders or close sources who wish to remain anonymous, but there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that the Australian power couple have made their love official.
The rumour mill was in overdrive when Lara changed her name to “Lara Bingle Worthington” on her Instagram account and posted poem I Carry Your Heart With Me by E.E Cummings, commonly recited at weddings, around the same time. TV presenter Sally Obermeder was among the 470 comments on the post, writing, “@mslbingle congratulations sweetheart. Wishing you every happiness XX.” (more…)
Photo: Brian To/WENN
Just when you thought you knew everything you needed to know about Miranda Kerr, the Australian model goes and jaws racy topics with Harper’s Bazaar for its February 2015 issue. We must have missed the memo, because we thought this kind of talk was reserved for men’s mags. Maybe it was the Terry Richardson cover shoot that inspired the conversation? Nevertheless, the findings were interesting.
Let’s get one thing straight: Miranda’s not looking for a relationship. “I’m just not,” she reiterated. But when she is on the hunt for a special someone, sleeping together (not the slumber kind) on the first date is probably not on the cards. “My philosophy is that until you get to know them it’s better not to, because energetically as a woman you get attached,” she explained to Harper’s Bazaar, presumably in her best philosophical voice. “So you’re better off to go on a few dates and see if you want to get attached or not.”
Interestingly, when given a great opportunity to namedrop Wonderbra, she mentioned a high-waisted garter belt by Myla as a good choice of underwear for the first date. “Say it’s winter, and you have really nice underwear on, a garter belt, stockings, boots that come up, and a dress on over the top,” she said. “No one needs to know.” Hmm. No one excluding the entire world that you just delivered that information to, Miranda. (more…)