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Forbes magazine released its annual "100 Most Powerful Women" list today, and the fashion set, as usual, is well-represented this year, with about six (and a half!) women in the industry rounding out the 100. First is Anna Wintour, who jumped up two spots from last year, putting her at #39. Anna's had a big year, obviously, being promoted to artistic director of Condé Nast, where she's been flexing her muscles. She was also honored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, which renamed its then-eponymous wing to the Anna Wintour Costume Center, a ceremony at which First Lady Michelle Obama, #8 on the Forbes list, cut the ribbon. We already knew she was the queen of fashion and now, it looks like Forbes got the message too.
Also on the list is Angela Ahrendts (#49, who we're counting as 1/2 a fashion person), former Burberry CEO and current SVP of retail and online stores for Apple. Designers Diane von Furstenberg (#68), Miuccia Prada (#75), and Tory Burch (#79) all made the cut once again, but while Diane slid up a few spots from her #74 ranking last year, Tory and Miuccia both moved down from #69 and #58 respectively. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is also on the list at #89 and Sara Blakely, the creator of Spanx (who is worth about $1 billion), brings up the rear at #93.
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If you've ever wondered why Kate Moss became such a thing — and those early Corinne Day photos weren't convincing enough for you — look no further. The supermodel returns as the face of David Yurman for the Fall 2014 campaign, photographed by Peter Lindberg. (Moss reportedly had a falling out with the company in 2011.) According to the famed jeweler, the campaign celebrates "the ten year partnership with the supermodel, the photographer and the brand."
“The fall campaign is about a return to the classics,” says David Yurman himself, the company's founder and CEO. “Our jewelry has evolved, but the style is always timeless. We chose Kate because she is iconic, sophisticated, and rock and roll all at the same time – a combination that is the very core of this brand.”
The ads are slated to appear in print and online in August.
Why is the fashion industry so eager to associate itself with the feminist movement? [Independent]
Especially when thigh gap fetish videos put out by LVMH-owned brands like NOWNESS are the industry's bread-and-butter, so to speak? [Fashionista]
Related: the fashion industry is predominantly made up of women, so why are all the emerging designer prizes going to men? [Styleite]
Charlize Theron! LBD! Sean Penn! Video! [FabSugar!]
Blondes have more fun, say these cele-bros. [BellaSugar]
Tom Ford says eff magazines, the only way to get people to buy something is to have Rihanna Tweet it naked, from bed. [Style.com]
Qatar kindly asks you to leave your leggings at home. [Racked]
Cosmopolitan readers the world over will have no choice but to gaze at the face of Katy Perry, the cover girl for the magazine's first-ever global issue. The emerald-haired singer is plastered on all 63 editions of the Hearst title's global iterations, with an accompanying interview inside by Chelsea Handler.
Most of the covers are just like the American version (featuring KP in a sequined rainbow bodycon), but there are a few other versions with Katy clad in a slinky silver sequined gown and another with a look from Jeremy Scott's fast food-inspired collection from Moschino. And no surprises here, she looks great in each outfit.
Check out a few other versions of the cover here.
Mica Arganaraz has without a doubt been on every model fan’s radar in the past couple of weeks. For the obvious reason: Prada campaign. As the first model since Sasha Pivovarova to star in an only-girl Prada campaign, it is no surprise people are asking themselves what it is that makes this new model so special.
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Discovered on the board of agencies Viva Paris and Viva London in 2012, it didn’t take theFashionSpot forum members long to identify what there is to love about this 5’10” tall Argentinian beauty who is also signed with DNA in New York.
“Wow, she has that natural charisma and ease. I love her long neck. The polished look at Acne really suits her,” wrote stellarnostalgia back in September 2012, when Mica made her first appearances on the European runways.
Fellow forum member yesharry remarked, “A stunning proposition—she's got that old school defiant elegance.”
And subway 123 already predicted back then, "Tremendous Potentials! She can be a star!”
He turned out to be exactly right. What soon followed was an impressive amount of print work for magazines such as Elle, Marie Claire, Wonderland, Numéro (You have to check out her phenomenal editorial for the April issue on the forums!), System and i-D.
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The new editorial queen has also proven to be a force on the runway, when she wrapped up the last season with a highly selective blue-chip studded showlist, which included huge names such as Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu (for which she opened the show) and Chloé.
A Miucca Prada and Steven Meisel darling and a huge tFS forum favorite. This girl has star power to the max and it’s easy to see where she is going: straight to the top!
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"What does Gwyneth Paltrow know about coding?" was the question probably running through the heads of the guests at the tech event Code Conference this week. Indeed, Paltrow, founder of the lifestyle site Goop.com, was wondering the same thing before she took the stage at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Turns out, she doesn't know much about code, but as the speech she made shows, she knows a lot about getting made fun of online. The actress and shiller of overpriced lifestyle goods mostly spoke about her experience dealing with negative comments from the Internet's peanut gallery, extending her 5-minute slot into a 15-minute speech on nasty Internet behavior.
“Celebrities, we’ve always gotten stones thrown at us and, you know, for good reason: We’re annoying," she said in what is probably the most self-aware statement Paltrow's made to date. "Some of us look okay, we look like we have money, our lives seem great. That may or may not be the case… Nevertheless, we get it. Or, at the very least, we expect that it’s part and parcel to what we do. Anyone in any field who has their head rise above a poppy in the field, they get their heads chopped off. It’s our human nature to feel that way, and to do it. …Everybody takes shit, it’s just the way it is.”
But the fact that a few mean comments are to be expected as a celebrity doesn't mean that's any excuse for Internet trolls to talk trash about Gwynnie and her famous friends: “The lack of empathy that is created when people can anonymously opine about the looks or actions of others…It’s where we are in our culture. Yes, it does worry me, for the development of my kids and the next generation, that people can be so cruel without experiencing the consequences of being so cruel face to face.”
Still, in her world, the teasing–it's not all about her: "When you’ve been made fun of and excoriated and dragged through the mud and lied about for 20 years in front of the world…you actually realize it’s not about you.. Somebody has to know you for something to be about you. They can think it’s about you because you look a certain way or you’ve expressed an idea, but it can’t be, it’s not possible. You cannot be more than a representation of an internal object that person is carrying…I’m just there, and people can throw up whatever is going on internally that you are triggering in them." Yes, Gwyneth, we all made fun of the $300/day diet you published in your It's All Good cookbook because we're secretly insecure about not being able to afford duck eggs or Manuka honey.
You got us, Gwynnie.