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Bruce Jenner has unsurprisingly found a supporter in Conchita Wurst, the bearded Austrian diva who won the Eurovision Song Contest last year. Conchita has come out to express her admiration for the Olympian cum reality TV dad as she chatted with Australian paper the Daily Telegraph.
“It is good that we have this on the table now because I think, if it becomes mainstream, people start to not see it as such a new and not normal thing.”
From the beginning of his interview with Diane Sawyer, it was clear that Bruce had struggled with feelings of gender identity for a long time. And as we found out in the interview, he spent five years in the 80s taking hormones and undergoing procedures to help him transition to female. Bruce’s wife at the time, Linda Thompson, said he even considered going out of the country for gender confirmation surgery, to return to his family going by “Aunt Heather.” She outlined her reaction to Bruce’s admission in an excerpt from her memoir published by The Huffington Post.
“As devastated as I was, my heart bled for Bruce and what he must have lived with his entire life,” she wrote. “It’s impossible for those of us who are comfortable living in our own skin to fully grasp what an imprisonment that must feel like to be born into the wrong body. I know it’s difficult to understand, to emotionally or even intelligently wrap your head around. It was extremely difficult for me to comprehend, and adjust my life accordingly to, the realization that the man I had married — the very masculine, gorgeous, ideal, wonderful hunk of a man — would be no more. The human entity was still alive, but it truly was like mourning the death of the person I had grown to know and love.”
[via Mirror, The Huffington Post]
They’ve starred in a short film together, sang a duet and now Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams are back for the house of Chanel, this time lending their beautiful countenances to the house’s Pre-Fall campaign.
Delevingne and Williams appeared together in Chanel’s short film coinciding with its Paris-Salzburg collection. The pair also did a live performance of “CC the World,” the song Williams penned for the short, during Chanel’s Paris-Salzburg reprise in New York City a few weeks ago. And so, the collection comes full circle with this set of ads featuring Delevingne, Williams and the tiniest member of Karl Lagerfeld’s entourage, Hudson Kroenig. (more…)
You can imagine our delight when Vogue Turkey unveiled a rather joyful cover for May 2015 after a string of gloomy covers this season. The magazine tapped Sam Rollinson , who flashes her energetic and welcoming smile for photographic duo Sean & Seng. Sam sports a creation from Chanel‘s Haute Couture collection, which is certainly making the rounds on magazine covers this month.
It’s unfortunate some of our forum members aren’t feeling it. “Jesus wept! Sean & Seng shot this? Just cannot believe it, I’m absolutely flabbergasted. What have they done to her eyes? Vogue Turkey seemed like such a great idea initially, I’m not so sure anymore,” disapproved Benn98.
“Yikes, this is not a good cover at all. I like her but I’m sure they could’ve chosen another picture for cover. Perhaps the editorial will be better,” KateTheGreatest wondered.
DutchHomme wasn’t having any of it either and proclaimed, “She looks stoned.” Not a gook look for Vogue.
“Who approved that eye makeup and that styling? Everything’s just off. It could’ve been better,” MON added.
Thankfully, not everyone was disappointed. “Ah, beautiful! It’s been so long for Vogue Turkey, almost three years since they came up with something as nice and refreshing as they did when they first started… I love the colors, the smile, the lighting, the model choice and the fact that you can see these beauty quirks like freckles and slightly crooked teeth and it’s still cover worthy and looks different than any of the other Vogues right now,” MulletProof praised.
Feeling the same way was Nymphaea: “Sam in this cover makes me smile. Feels very lighthearted.”
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According to WWD, the likely sale of Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl and Max Factor cosmetics brands was the topic of conversation this week at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores meeting. The sale, being handled by Goldman Sachs Group Inc., is said to be worth a total of $3 billion, but P&G is unsure whether it will sell its brands as a package deal. Names of power players in the industry like Revlon, Unilever and Coty were thrown around as potential buyers and it’s also speculated that Korean beauty brands might want a piece of the American cosmetics pie.
A WWD source says that $2.2 billion is a reasonable asking price for a brand that is “fully mature and doing over $300 million EBITDA.” While CoverGirl has a dominant U.S. presence, its worldwide existence is lacking and Max Factor isn’t sold stateside any longer. In addition, Euromonitor reported that CoverGirl’s market share in the states has fallen to 8.7 percent from 10.8 in the past five years. With P&G CEO A.G. Lafley looking to cut costs by selling the company’s beauty brands, chances are the brands will find a new home soon.
Delta Airlines flight attendants are getting a stylish new update, courtesy of Zac Posen. The designer has been tapped to create uniforms for the airline’s fleet, following in the footsteps of designers like Vivienne Westwood, who created stylish uniforms for Virgin Atlantic.
“I’m thrilled to partner with this classic American brand and look forward to collaborating with Delta employees to understand their wants and needs for the new collection,” Zac said in a statement. “Together, we will bring everyday elegance and style innovation to the ground and air alike while making employees look and feel their best.” Posen will be working and studying the Delta fleet to figure out what kinds of clothes he can create that are functional and fashionable to boot. According to Delta, Posen will be working with airline employees and testing uniform prototypes before putting out the final range of outfits. Because of this, the new uniforms aren’t expected to launch until 2018, so we still have a while before we see the results.
These new uniforms are just an aspect of Delta’s overall rebranding. We personally think they should start with those darn baggage fees applied to flights within U.S. and Canada, but who knows? A better-dressed flight staff might lessen the blow of having to spend an extra $25 for a $350 flight to Los Angeles. Or not.
[via tFS inbox]
Image: Ben Hassett courtesy Violet Grey
Kristen Wiig isn’t a talk show host, but she plays one in the movies. The actress stars in the upcoming film Welcome to Me, a movie about a woman who wins the lottery and uses the money to start her own talk show. She’s also filming Zoolander 2, the much-anticipated star-studded sequel to the cult comedy from the early aughts. Now, Violet Grey has tapped the comedian for the cover of its latest issue. Photographer Ben Hassett captures sultry images, revealing a darker, sexier side of the funny lady. For the accompanying feature, Wiig was interviewed by fellow actor Tim Robbins, who also has a role in Welcome to Me.
Though Wiig can credit much of her success to the fact that she’s such a riot, she does admit that audiences sometimes don’t get her when she’s being serious because they’re so used to seeing her be funny. “I always say people know you how they know you, and I think people know me probably from SNL and Bridesmaids,” she says. “I’ve done a couple of things that have been dramatic and sometimes I get frustrated because like…there was a scene I shot once where it was like, ‘Oh, this woman is so sad that she’s doing this thing,’ and when we screened it people laughed.” (more…)