- What is that bling on Cameron Diaz‘s ring finger? It’s looking a little engagement-y… [People]
- A Houston radio station is in the running to becoming the best in HISTORY. They just launched a station that plays Beyoncé tracks 24/7. What a time to be alive! [Global Grind]
- Kanye West is allegedly designing a diamond ring for one-year-old North. Because every toddler deserves expensive jewelry to slobber on, quickly grow out of or possibly swallow. [Hollywood Life]
- Katy Perry is reportedly lined up to play the Superbowl. [Page Six]
- Ginta Lapina has filed a counter-suit against Women modeling agency. [The Fashion Law]
- Word on the street is Kate Middleton may be pregnant with twin girls! [IBTimes]
- Joan Jett is designing a collection for Hot Topic! This might be the first time we venture into one of those stores. [Racked]
Since Gemma Ward recently made her modeling comeback on Prada‘s Spring 2015 runway during Milan Fashion Week, we’re taking a look back at one of the Australian beauty’s most memorable Vogue covers for this week’s Fashion Flashback. Gemma covered the February 2005 issue of Vogue Paris, lensed by Mario Testino. The baby-faced teenage model was captured wearing a black and white polka dot dress from Stefano Pilati‘s debut collection for Yves Saint Laurent, styled by Carine Roitfeld.
Gemma was also shot by Testino for a series of images inside the issue where she showcases even more of Pilati’s first collection for YSL. In each and every shot, she models with a pair of scissors (kind of an odd fashion accessory). She’s either cutting her own hair, her bottom lip or attempting to cut a goldfish out of its bowl while crawling across a table. The engaging editorial is even featured inside Roitfeld’s book, Irreverent.
Anja Rubik, snapped by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, also stars in the 258-page issue. Crystal Renn was shot by Craig McDean for some photos that helped shape her career, and Natalia Vodianova was captured by Mikael Jansson on a tennis court at night. If that wasn’t enough, Patrick Demarchelier photographed Natasha Poly for a set of dreamy black and white images where Natasha donned a selection of white summer dresses.
Familiarize yourself with the issue’s contents inside the thread and don’t hesitate to reignite discussion here.
Since discovering that London’s V&A was set to become the new home of the acclaimed Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition, we’ve been eagerly awaiting to find out more. So we definitely weren’t disappointed when Vogue U.K. revealed some juicy details.
Quite possibly the most exciting revelation was the life-size revival of his infamous Kate Moss hologram, originally from the designer’s 2006 runway show in response to her cocaine scandal. A miniature version was previously on display at the Met, but that’s nothing compared to the immersive experience of standing next to a full-size Kate.
McQueen’s humble origins and how he worked his way up within the fashion industry are widely known, but can you really recall all of his early work? Probably not, so it’s great to hear that the exhibition also includes a room that’s entirely themed around his early career in London. It’s always interesting to look at a designer’s work from the beginning of their career and see how their signatures developed over time. (more…)
Gemma Ward has got everyone in fashion stoked about her return to the industry. She made a catwalk appearance at Prada this season after eight years of being out of the game. She didn’t completely disappear from the public eye — she was cast in a few high-profile films, including The Great Gatsby and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. But it seems like Gemma is back, possibly for good. Now, she’s starring in a campaign for Australian brand Country Road alongside none other than her infant daughter Naia.
ELLE‘s annual “Women in Hollywood” issue has surfaced on our forums and the magazine tapped some of acting’s finest as cover subjects. Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey and Zoe Saldana each scored a cover and all three will be available on newsstands beginning October 21. Paola Kudacki photographed the three actresses and also shot Elizabeth Banks, Annette Bening, Jessica Lange, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Brie Larson for the issue with great results.
Members of our forums are voicing which cover is their favorite. “Wow! I must admit, Tina is looking quite glamorous here, very nice!” complimented justaguy.
“Tina looks amazing. Her cover reminds me of the good old days of ELLE UK,” raved fluxxx.
Also in favor of Tina’s cover was MON: “Tina Fey’s cover is pure perfection. Chic!”
Yet A.D.C. wasn’t impressed with the styling, “How dare they wrap Tina’s body in a trench! I’m outraged!!”
“All three women look great imo. I don’t remember another time where Garner looked this interesting,” echoed kokobombon.
“I like this, and especially love Zoe’s cover, the movement is amazing,” enthused Miss Dalloway, proclaiming the pregnant star’s take as her favorite.
“Jennifer’s cover isn’t the best but I’m always happy to see her. Zoe on the other hand looks spectacular,” agreed KateTheGreatest.
Forum member narcyza also rated Zoe’s as the strongest: “All covers are simple and chic but Zoe’s the best, she looks amazing.”
See inside the thread for all three covers as well as Kudacki’s portraits of the other actresses and voice your own opinion here.
The American edition of Harper’s Bazaar is rich in fashion imagery, therefore we don’t blame it for emulating one of its most iconic covers from the archives. Anne Hathaway stars on the magazine’s November 2014 issue and the concept appears to have been copied from the January 1995 cover with Linda Evangelista. Photographed by Alexi Lubomirski, Anne wears a show-stopping red couture piece from Armani Privé, while blowing a kiss out to the reader.
Our forum members feel as though the cover should have been left until December. “Wow, it looks so festive. Even more than Katy Perry‘s cover from October. I wonder how festive their December cover will be,” commented mikel.
“Again with the color overload, I wouldn’t mind this for December, but it’s just so literal. Compare this with the covers earlier this year and see! Guess I’ll have to wait for the sub edition,” agreed Benn98.
MON shared his sentiments: “It’s a nice cover but it’s too festive for a November cover.”
Another forum member who thought the cover wasn’t appropriate for the month of November was narcyza. “It’s for Valentine’s Day?” she questioned and then went on to say, “I really don’t like this all red cover and I’m sick of Anne. She is everywhere.”
“These are gross, like rejected Estée Lauder ads from the early 90s,” disapproved jeremydante.
In the minority was justaguy, who thought the festive look of the cover worked: “As cheesy and typical of US Harper’s Bazaar as this cover is, it will appeal to the masses as they’re checking out at the grocery store. And Anne does look really pretty and festive here.”
“This is lovely, I love all the red and Anne looks great. Reminds me of that shot of Linda Evangelista in the yellow dress though,” shared LastNight.
Are you a fan? See inside the thread for Anne’s cover story and share your own opinion here.