A former radio DJ has “Bad Blood” with the one and only Taylor Swift, alleging that claims he “grabbed her bottom” eventuated in him getting fired.
CNN reports that in June 2013 Colarado’s David Mueller attended a Swift meet-and-greet at her concert backstage with girlfriend and co-worker Shannon Melcher, which is when and where representatives for Swift say the alleged incident took place.
Mueller was there on official work business for radio station KYGO. The couple had their picture taken with Swift, as you do at a meet-and-greet, but the pop star claims Mueller lifted her “skirt with his hands and grabbed her bottom.” Mueller has denied any such incident took place. (more…)
Like many of us, Joan Smalls is not here for fashion’s diversity problem, i.e., there being so little diversity that season after season we’re able to do full reports on how bad it is. You would think that by now the fashion world at large would take a hint and realize that including more nonwhite models of varying sizes in campaigns and on the runways may ultimately be beneficial, but it seems so many are dedicated to selling the idea that whiteness and thinness are the be-all, end-all of beauty.
Joan chatted with Styleite about the issue, saying she thinks the industry needs to take it upon itself to reflect the diversity of the world, as fashion companies are indeed trying to sell their wares to a diverse group of people. Surely, fashion brands love the dollars they get from people of all colors and sizes, but don’t seem to be too committed to actually representing some of the people keeping them in business.
“I feel like the fashion world owes that social responsibility to people to see themselves on the runway or in high fashion. Everybody’s a consumer. Not just a particular gender or a particular race,” she said. “When you’re in middle America or the middle of the world, you want to see the fashion. You want to say oh my god that girl is so beautiful, you know, you can identify with the girl because you’re familiar and it gives hope instead of pushing an idea of what beauty is or a stereotype of what beauty is. Beauty is different shapes, different colors, different backgrounds. I think that’s what beautiful [sic].”
Once again, Joan nails it. Like it or not, people of all races and sizes consume fashion, so why shouldn’t they be represented?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Stella McCartney is looking to do her part once again with a range of intimates to raise money for the cause. McCartney has enlisted the talents of Cara Delevingne, who was tapped to pose for the collection’s accompanying campaign.
In the image, we see a serene-looking Delevingne in the lacy pink Alina Playing set, making a heart shape with her hand over her chest. Delevingne shared the image to Instagram this afternoon, noting that part of the proceeds from the collection will benefit the Linda McCartney Centre (named after McCartney’s mother who died from the disease) at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the National Breast Cancer Foundation in both the Australia and U.S.
Last year, Kate Moss took her turn as McCartney’s poster girl for the campaign and now Delevingne is following suit. The Alina Playing set has the option of a soft cup bra or a contour plunge bra to go with the briefs, with prices starting at $55 for the bottoms and $110 for the top. The lingerie is pricey, but it’s for a great cause.
Fashion fans can bid adieu to another label as Edward Meadham confirmed to i-D that Meadham Kirchhoff – the brand he helmed with design partner Benjamin Kirchhoff – will be shuttering. “When we began, there was no plan whatsoever. What it was always about was making an alternative to everything,” Meadham explained. “Meadham Kirchhoff wasn’t killed by the fashion industry, it was killed largely by itself. We were in a quagmire of debt and it was just becoming impossible to keep up with anything. We lost our studio and it was just done.”
Meadham says that the label even lost its archives, which the studio landlord “got rid of” when he shuttered the place. “I’m left with a big, empty future,” he laments. “I’ve lost all the work I’ve done in the last 12 years and kind of am sort of without any presented opportunity.”