Miranda Kerr might’ve paved the way for Australian models to take on the Victoria’s Secret runway, with the likes of Elyse Taylor, Jessica Hart, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Shanina Shaik following in her footsteps, but, despite what reports say, she’s definitely not returning to the fabulously OTT show this year.
The Fix reported that a “VS insider” revealed information of Miranda inking a $3.8 million deal, which would see her return to the VS runway in November after a two-year hiatus from the lingerie brand.
However, a VS spokesperson has completely debunked the rumours to People. “The recent reports regarding Victoria’s Secret and Miranda Kerr signing a new contract are completely untrue, and we have no idea how they got reported,” they said. (more…)
There’s a prime piece of real estate in the hills of Los Feliz, Los Angeles, and some nuns, an archbishop, Katy Perry and a local restaurateur are all battling it out for ownership. Oh, and did we mention it’s a convent?
Curbed reports that the archdiocese emptied out in 2011 against the will of the nuns, and now LA Archbishop Jose Gomez feels he has the right to sell the building. Pop star Perry is the potential buyer, who wants to make the convent hers for around $14.5 million, after reportedly being interested in the space for years now. It is believed that Gomez is currently completing the paperwork for the Perry transaction.
However, two of the last five living nuns are all like, “No way, Jose,” saying they are the ones with the right to sell the place. In fact, they’ve already sold it to Dana Hollister, a local restaurateur and aspiring hotelier, for roughly $15.5 million, who has apparently moved in with plans to reinvent the space into a boutique hotel. (more…)
Donna Karan International has been going through lots of changes over the past few months, with the appointment of Public School’s Maxwell Osbourne and Dao-Yi Chow as DKNY’s creative directors, the hiring of Hector Muelas as chief image officer and losing longtime executive vice president of global public relations and communications Patti Cohen. But this news coming out of DKI is the most game-changing yet as Donna Karan has decided to step down as chief designer of her company.
Donna will still have a presence at DKI in an advisory capacity, but is stepping away to spend more time on her Urban Zen Foundation and Company. “I have arrived at a point in my life where I need to spend more time to pursue my Urban Zen commitment to its fullest potential and follow my vision of philanthropy and commerce with a focus on health care, education and preservation of cultures,” Karan said. “After considering the right time to take this step for several years, I feel confident that DKI has a bright future and a strong team in place.”
Donna Karan Collection will halt its show schedule and collections for now. It has not named a replacement for Ms. Karan, though word is DKC might merge with DKNY, but nothing is yet confirmed.
Obviously, it’s sad to see such an iconic label dissolve with the departure of its namesake designer. Hopefully Donna Karan Collection will be resurrected or perhaps live on in tandem with DKNY.
You can always count on two things: that La Perla’s campaigns are going to be sexy and that Naomi Campbell will always deliver the perfect slay. These two truths come together in La Perla’s latest set of ads. Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Campbell joins a cast including Liu Wen, Isabeli Fontana and Natasha Poly and, of course, she has stolen the show.
The 45-year-old’s body is looking tighter than many women half her age and the forums could not be more into this latest effort from Ms. Campbell. Her shots were unsurprisingly greeted with plenty of positive feedback. “I asked for Naomi this season and the Gods have favored me! Thank you,” VogueDisciple93 gushed. “She is slaying as usual.”
“Naomi on top,” Emmanuelle proclaimed while Benn98 noted that “Naomi’s body is still kicking!” And it is. In the campaign, we see Ms. Campbell in some of the label’s made-to-measure swimwear and lingerie. We can only hope that pale gold banded swimsuit looks half as good on us as it does on her.
Anlabe32 wasn’t a fan of all the retouching but she couldn’t help but be stunned with how amazing Ms. Campbell looks. “Somehow I really love Naomi’s shot. She looks very elegant even if she’s photoshopped to death.”
So, in case you were wondering if Miss Naomi still has it, this La Perla campaign should give you your answer (yes, she very much does).
Add your two cents and join the discussion in our forums.
Looking to get your hands on Kanye West’s latest Yeezy Boost 350 sneaker? You might want to hit up eBay and try to find the least jacked-up price for the shoes, as they have already sold out. The sneakers dropped on June 27, selling out in the U.S. in just 15 minutes.
On eBay, the prices peak at $10,000 for a size 11 pair, exponentially greater than the shoe’s original $200 price tag. One seller has the shoes for a modest $355 starting bid. A $405 dollar starting bid for another pair of the kicks can be bypassed if you shell out $1,250. Yep – it’s hard out here for those of us who weren’t lucky enough to get free pairs from Kanye like the Kardashian-Jenner crew, who have been flaunting their new Yeezys all over the place. As for the rest of us, we’ll be here languishing on eBay as we try to decide between paying our rents this month and rocking Kanye’s latest.
[via Fashion United, Daily Mail]
The Turkish edition of Vogue could easily be the most hated magazine on our forums right now. As of late, Vogue Turkey has rapidly descended into vapidness, with only the odd hit in between all those disastrous misses. Unfortunately, this month’s cover featuring Lily Aldridge is one of those failures and our forum members aren’t afraid to single it out. Photographed by David Bellemere, the Victoria’s Secret regular poses outdoors wearing a creation by Dolce & Gabbana.
The magazine’s efforts weren’t enough to satisfy our needs. “Oh for heaven’s sake, they added a new font. This cover makes me want to sleep. Her eyes don’t do it for me. She looks like she’s about to fall asleep any second now. Vogue Turkey, like Vogue Japan, Spain and Germany, needs to find a new creative vision ASAP. The magazine industry has become stale and these editions are flat-lining,” MON declared.
“My God, she’s so boring! And I agree with you MON, those Vogue editions need to get their act together. Fashion’s gotten so boring, they need to change it up a bit,” KateTheGreatest yearned.
Feeling the same way was Miss Dalloway: “What happened to this edition?!!! It used to have fantastic covers, and editorials, then it suddenly started with such dated, and unattractive art direction!”
Benn98 wasn’t a fan, either, writing, “This looks very dark. The dress, setting, her angst expression. I feel like this girl’s hair is always styled with a middle parting. She’s already not the strongest model, and they put her in this setting. I don’t like the new redesign.”
“Wait, this is for a July cover?” questioned Cosmic Voices in disbelief.
Vent your feelings and await the editorial content inside our thread here.