Demi Lovato is working to bring awareness about mental health issues to the masses. The singer is teaming with a group of mental health advocacy organizations for the Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health initiative, to spread the word, change the stigma against people with mental disorders and help expand treatment options for those who need it. Lovato herself is bipolar and recalls being relieved when she got her diagnosis. “I remember smiling and thinking great, OK, so there’s not anything wrong with me as a person,” she said. “It’s actually just a condition that I have and I can do something to fix it. I don’t have to be like this forever.”
To move the initiative along, Lovato shares the details of her experience living with bipolar disorder in order to help normalize the illness. “Living well with bipolar disorder is possible, but it takes patience, it takes work and it is an ongoing process. The reality is that you’re not a car that goes into a shop and gets fixed right away. Everyone’s process and treatment plan may be different.” Lovato also wants people to be more open in talking about mental health issues. “It’s not something that anyone should be ashamed of,” she said. “The more people talk about it, the more people can come out and get the help they need.”
You can find out more about the project at the Be Vocal website.
[via AP, Be Vocal: Speak Up]
Leaving university and trying to get your foot through the door in any industry is difficult these days and wouldn’t it be great if when your career finally takes off there was someone to guide you through? British fashion retailer Warehouse is doing just that and answering the prayers of several rising female stars across the fashion, film, set design, photography, music and digital fields by matching them with highly successful mentors.
Not only is Warehouse offering invaluable advice to young people during the early stages of their careers, but it’s particularly great to see that the campaign has a female slant. Women in the workplace are still greatly outnumbered by men, especially in the highest positions, so every campaign that encourages young women to achieve their dreams is a positive. (more…)
There have been a lot of rumors going around about Kylie Jenner — about her lips, who she’s dating, who she’s beefing with… But Jenner is putting down one rumor that has been plaguing her for quite a while: that she’s pregnant.
The 17-year-old reality TV star took to Twitter to vent and also gripe about that particular rumor. As Jenner is still a teenager and legally a child, it would definitely be more than a bit troubling if she was actually pregnant. Though we’re sure Kris Jenner would spin such an incident into a Kardashian-Jenner version of Teen Mom, the thought of a pregnant Kylie Jenner is just not one we’d really like to take on right now.
Jenner cleared the air on Twitter, mentioning that the rumor has been going on so long, she would be almost ready to give birth by now if it were actually true.
So, there you have it, guys. Kylie Jenner is NOT pregnant – and now you can enjoy the rest of your day without stressing over the status of a 17-year-old’s uterus.
i-D Magazine gives us our daily dose of models with the release of its Summer 2015 issue. In true celebratory style, the British biannual title tapped a handful of beauties for its landmark 35th birthday issue — and it doesn’t seem that anyone was left out. Daria Werbowy, Lara Stone, Kate Moss, Grace Hartzel, Rianne van Rompaey, Jourdan Dunn, Malgosia Bela, Adrienne Jüliger, Edie Campbell, Jean Campbell, Natalie Westling, Stella Tennant, Freja Beha Erichsen, Anna Ewers, Karly Loyce, Greta Varlese, Tyler Littlejohns and Damaris Goddrie are each handed a solo cover, captured by Alasdair McLellan.
With cover girls like these, i-D was sure to catch our attention. “Ooh Freja!! Her and Jourdan’s smiles are so infectious! These shots are great, almost classic! Lara seems to be looking younger and younger nowadays,” complemented Benn98.
“Freja looks so fantastic! That smile,” added JoCaderone.
“Freja’s cover is perfect! She looks so fresh, youthful and beautiful!” agreed yesitsdagny.
Cosmic Voices shared, “So many covers! Rianne’s slays so hard. Freja, Adrienne and Natalie’s are also my favorite.”
Also showing support was Valentine27: “Honestly all of these covers are amazing! It’s hard to pick one!”
Understandably, however, not everyone was so impressed. “This magazine and winking cover concept got old a long a$$ time ago, and having 3463454 boring covers for one season sure doesn’t help matters,” complained HeatherAnne.
“So so sick of multi-covers,” agreed gazebo.
“Seeing the wink repeated in such a simple way over so many covers makes it looks like they’ve all got something wrong with them. Kate looks like she’s suddenly realized she’s forgotten to lock the car,” noted tigerrogue, throwing us into hysterics.
View all of the covers and tell us which is your favorite here.
OK, so not every guy can age as flawlessly as George Clooney, but according to the silver fox himself, it’s better to just let Father Time do his thing. And considering the alternatives, we think he’s right. Clooney chatted about aging in Hollywood as a male actor and for him, it’s just about looking the best you can at your age instead of fighting life’s natural progression.
“You have a couple of options – which is get older or die,” he told BBC Radio host Jenni Murray. “And so you have to get used to the idea that your roles in films and who you are and how you’re perceived is going to change. That will disappoint people at times.” As for his gorgeous gray locks, Clooney (thankfully) has no intention of dying them. “I’ve seen it happen – particularly on men – I don’t think it really works, I think it actually makes you look older. I’m a big believer in the idea that you can’t try to look younger. You just have to look the best you can at the age you are.”
Clearly, Clooney is rocking his 54 years quite nicely. And we’re sure his wife Amal agrees.
Nick Wooster just nabbed himself a new gig. The menswear style expert has signed on with At Large magazine to serve as the publication’s style editor. He will start by working with the triannual on its September issue and will be hitting the Menswear Fashion Week circuit for At Large this June.
“I have always wanted to work in editorial, and it really is the last point in my career triangle,” Wooster said of this new appointment. “At Large has such a wonderful point-of-view in its art direction, feature stories and fashion editorial, it will be a pleasure to work with the team and add my talents and expertise.”
Nick Wooster has a lot on his plate. He just launched a capsule collection with Lardini and headed all the way to China to promote it at Strasburgo boutiques in Shanghai and Beijing. Wooster’s position at At Large is effective immediately, so he is jumping right into the new role. Creative director Randall Mesdon is thrilled that Wooster is joining the team. “Nick is a menswear legend, with his style emulated around the world, and a long time friend,” he said in a press release. “Everyone at At Large could not be happier Nick is part of the team. His fashion business expertise and style personify the At Large reader, and I know our partnership will enhance an already outstanding publication.”
We can’t wait to see what Wooster brings to the magazine.