We called it a few months back that Kendall Jenner would soon be scoring the cover of Vogue Japan and our suspicions were confirmed earlier today. Kendall has indeed scored the cover of the Japanese title’s recently unveiled November issue. It was about time the Esteé Lauder spokesperson and world’s highest paid model landed a solo cover, having previously only shared the cover of Vogue with BFF Gigi Hadid, who already has three major solo Vogue covers under her belt. Shot by photographic duo Luigi and Iango, Kendall was sure to go down a treat on our forums, right?
Our forums soon erupted — just in the worst way possible. “It’s such a shame that every photo she takes is absolutely terrible. If she’s going to be everywhere I’d rather her actually look good,” slammed a disinterested jnobis.
We’ve been hearing a lot about the problem of campus rape in the news and Lady Gaga is doing her part to bring awareness to the issue with a new PSA music video, “Til It Happens to You.” The video was made in tandem with The Hunting Ground, a documentary which explores rape on American college campuses, which came out early this year.
The video depicts several scenes of campus rape in different videos, which can be very graphic and upsetting, so watch at your own risk. Diane Warren worked on the song with Gaga, which is available for download and streaming on Apple Music. Part of the proceeds from purchasing the song will go to organizations that help rape survivors. It’s certainly a heavy subject, but it is a necessary one to discuss and it’s great that Gaga, who was a victim of sexual assault herself, is using her platform to thrust the issue further into the spotlight.
Kendall Jenner walks the Michael Kors Spring 2016 runway at NYFW; Image: WENN
Every day, we are reminded just how real the Kardashian-Jenner publicity machine is. Today we are handed another reminder, courtesy of Forbes, which has just released its list of the world’s highest-paid models. Of course, Gisele Bündchen one again comes in on top, having amassed $44 million this year (last year, her fortune was calculated at $47 million), leaps and bounds from Cara Delevingne, who ties second place having made $9 million, which is way up from her $3.5 million listing last year. Delevingne shares her spot with Adriana Lima, who is followed by Doutzen Kroes at $7.5 million.
But the big news, of course, surrounds Kendall Jenner, who is a newcomer to the list (as well as the youngest), having made $4 million last year. Not bad for someone who first hit a high fashion catwalk last February. Forbes credits her contracts with Estée Lauder and Calvin Klein for the bulk of her millions. Her several endorsements and her line with Topshop also didn’t hurt her earnings this year. With Kendall’s massive social media following and the tireless work her momager Kris Jenner does to keep her and her sisters in the press, we have no doubt that we’ll be seeing Kendall on this list in years to come, probably with even more money in her pocket.
For those who can’t get enough of the Law and Order series in its many iterations, get ready to freak out because a new one could be coming your way. According to E!, NBC has put in a series order for Law and Order: You the Jury, a reality TV version of the popular shows which will allow viewers to vote on the verdict of real-life trials from the comfort of their own homes.
Murder trials would be excluded from the show, which we think is for the best. Though at first it might seem a little undignified to turn our judicial system into a reality show, when we think about it, it makes perfect sense. High-profile trials capture the attention and imagination of the public. Why not give the people what they want and put real-life trials up for public consumption and participation?
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Ashley Graham’s Addition Elle lingerie runway show on Tuesday has garnered a lot of attention since it seems folks still can’t get over the idea that – gasp! – plus-size women wear lingerie and look damn good in it. Earlier this year, Graham was a prominent part of Cacique’s #ImNoAngel campaign, Lane Bryant’s answer to Victoria’s Secret Angel campaigns, which showed that you don’t have to be a size zero to look like an absolute goddess in underwear.
Graham’s collection for Addition Elle notably put a troupe of plus-size models on the runway during New York Fashion Week – a sight rarely seen, though that seems to be slowly changing. During the Project Runway finale this week, one of the contestants showed a plus-size collection, a first for the show. This week, Lane Bryant and its #PlusIsEqual campaign took over Times Square, furthering the call for inclusion and recognition of women who have been systematically left out of the fashion world.
We say it time and again – with most American women falling into the plus-size category, designers and brands would be remiss to not take advantage of a money-making opportunity by providing clothes that fit larger women well and are stylish at the same time. A few retailers have dedicated themselves to catering to this large segment of the population, including the latest, J.C. Penney, which just announced it will be launching a plus-size concept in its stores called “The Boutique.”
Though there is a long way to go, it seems the tide is slowly turning when it comes to plus-size fashion. Though thin is certainly still in, it is important to have representations of body diversity and there is no better place than New York Fashion Week to showcase that.
We’re now pretty much done with the Katy Perry reprints, which Harper’s Bazaar bombarded us with last month. Bazaar‘s October installment has been unveiled and is currently the hot topic of discussion on our forums. Sarah Jessica Parker was captured by photographer Alexi Lubomirski, leaving us more or less horrified with the outcome. The bold and unusual cover for subscribers found its way into the thread first (right) while the regular newsstand version arrived fashionably late (left), with SJP wearing Valentino on both.
IMAGES: DIGITAL EDITION OF US HARPER’S BAZAAR
“Eek, it’s certainly interesting. I just don’t know whether a silhouette like this works well for a cover,” thought Benn98 the moment the subs cover surfaced.
“That is the ugliest, cheapest and most amateur looking cover I think I’ve ever seen,” MyNameIs slammed soon after.
Also not feeling any of Bazaar’s best efforts was Oxymore, laughing, “OMG Photoshop disaster!”
Forum member dfl-001 agreed: “She’s not photogenic so that may explain the darkened silhouette.” Ouch! Later going on to suggest, “If you have to completely rearrange someone’s face with that atrocious Photoshop, maybe it’s time to throw in the towel.”
Nymphaea was quick to throw some shade too. “That’s horribly done!” she shared in horror.
“You’re so right, it’s really unfortunate. What’s happening with her teeth? It looks weird!” Benn98 responded in agreement, returning to the thread to take a closer peek.
“The cover is grotesque! It’s absolutely vile! She really does look like an alien in disguise. What were they thinking?” asked GivenchyHomme.
Like it or loathe it? Check out some previews of Bazaar‘s October 2015 issue and join the conversation here.