Media job board Ed2010 is hosting a raffle to give away a lunch date with world's biggest people person Anna Wintour. [
A large number of stylishly dressed young people attended the Governors Ball music festival this week. [FabSugar]
"These Ladies Beat the Drag Queens for Best Beauty at the Tonys." [BellaSugar]
Lena Dunham and Katie Holmes are dining buddies now. [PageSix]
Instagram did not approve of Kanye West's birthday cake. [Styleite]
Why isn't there more college student activism protesting fast fashion stores like Forever 21? [NewYorker]
- Band of Outsiders teams up with Starbucks. [WWD]
Last month, an inventor named Grace Choi unveiled a prototype for a 3D printer called MINK, which can print makeup from any home computer. The product can produce blush, eye shadow, lip gloss and other types of makeup in any color, by pulling color codes off of digital photos. MINK prints makeup with the same ink used by beauty companies (Choi told Business Insider that the ink is FDA-approved).
When it goes on sale later this year, MINK will be priced around $300. If that seems fairly low for such a new and futuristic-sounding technology, that's because Choi isn't really in it for the money: she wants to disrupt the beauty industry's hold over young women and their self-esteem. In an article which just went up on The Daily Beast, Choi tells fashion reporter Erin Cunningham that she sees her product as a form of activism.
Choi, who is Korean-American, says that she created MINK to combat the lack of racial diversity represented by cosmetic products and advertising:
“After graduating from Harvard, I thought I would feel more confident about myself. But for some reason, I looked in the mirror and I still felt insufficient, ugly, and just not enough… I’m like, ‘Where is this coming from?’ I think it pummels back to when you’re young and how corporate America companies market [things]. They’re [always] telling you you need more… We live in a society—I feel like we live in the matrix already—that’s controlled by marketers. People just don’t realize it yet because we’re taught to accept the status quo…I decided to do beauty first because that is the most important [industry]—in terms of self-confidence, and shaping women. Also it directly [deals] with race. You can put this whole thing—the supply chain and whatnot, and do it with hamburgers. But when you’re doing it with cosmetics, you’re dealing with a racial issue because it [deals] with skin color. This is so much more of a societal issue than just a commercial issue. I was like, ‘This is too important for me to ignore.’”
The printer will be specifically targeted to 13- to 21-years-olds.
You can watch Choi present MINK in the video below:
[This 3-D Printer Can Change Fashion's Diversity Problem – Daily Beast]
Modeling an off-the-shoulder pink coat and complementing dress, Miranda Kerr is Vogue Australia's latest cover subject. The 31-year-old model was photographed by Nicole Bentley whilst perched on a stool in front of a grey studio background. Senior fashion editor Christine Centenera styled the cover story (which also features Miranda's son, Flynn) for the fashion bible's July 2014 issue.
"I kinda like it, it's nice to see her not in the oversexualized styling," commented fluxxx.
Kanna shared the same sentiments: "Although I'm not a fan of her print work usually, this looks nice. Love the coat."
"This is a truly beautiful cover. I love how innocent and relaxed Miranda looks here. Everything is just so right about this photo, everything's in balance, the clothes look great on her and Miranda's face is just the cutest," enthused yesitsdagny.
Valentine27 was also in favor of this cover and wrote, "I'm far from being fond of Miranda, but surprisingly I like this cover a lot. The styling is very chic and yet the pose and the coat which slides along her arm makes it look effortless. There's just enough makeup to make her blue eyes pop. The hairstyle is also very natural. It could have been 'too much' but this is such a well balanced cover at the end. Love it!"
Are you also a fan of this? I sure am! I'm loving every single element about this cover and the colors are gorgeous! Check out the thread and join the discussion here.
Cara Delevingne has made it pretty clear that twirling in expensive dresses isn't all she wants to do with her life. The 21-year-old British model has Hollywood dreams and has been gradually filling her schedule with acting gigs. She was most recently cast in the upcoming Pan movie and is working on a few other projects, all of which we are curious to see. But before we're able to catch her on the silver screen, Delevingne makes her debut as a ~serious~ actress in the upcoming made-for-TV drama Timeless, about the relationship between a WWII widow and her great-granddaughter.
A clip of the flick has been released via Sky Arts and… it's not that bad! We'll admit we were a little worried to see more of Delevingne's acting after seeing her…interesting performance in Karl Lagerfeld's Fendi fashion film. In this film, Delevingne plays the great-granddaughter opposite Sylvia Syms, and she actually does a really good job alongside the old pro.
Watch the clip above, and let us know what you think of Cara's acting debut!
[h/t The Gloss]
It's every model's dream to walk for fashion houses like Chanel and Fendi, and Ford Models is giving one young hopeful a chance to take a turn down both catwalks. The modeling agency is holding a contest, #walkwithkarl, in which one girl will be chosen to mosey down the runway for both of the Karl Lagerfeld-helmed brands. The winner will also shoot a spread for V magazine (lensed by the Kaiser himself) and snag a contract with Ford.
As with most modeling competitions, it's hard to tell whether or not the winner will actually have a future in fashion. America's Next Top Model contestants in general haven't had much luck breaking into the world of high fashion (except maybe Fatima Siad, who's walked for Hermès and was featured in Hervé Léger's Spring 2012 campaign). Still, there are still plenty of other models who have gone on to successful careers thanks to these contests. Sports Illustrated model and The Face co-host Anne V. got her start by winning a modeling competition with IMG.
The fashion world is fickle. One minute, designers fawn over you, and the next, they throw you away like last season's Birkenstocks. Hopefully, the girl who wins will enjoy a degree of longevity in this tough-as-nails industry.
To enter the contest, visit Scouting.fordmodels.com/V. The contest ends September 1.
[via Vogue UK]