Andreja Pejić has not only made history as the first transgender fashion model to land a spread in Vogue, but she’s also the first transgender model to front a major beauty campaign, thanks to Make Up For Ever.
Holy heck. Fashion Bloggers Season Two is here, and we’ve got a feeling we’re in for even more forehead smacking than last season.
The first episode followed the five girls, including Zanita Whittington, Sara Donaldson, Amanda Shadforth, Kate Waterhouse and Nadia Fairfax, throughout their Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia schedule.
Don’t stress if you missed it. We’re here to fill you in on all the utterly unmissable moments, one designer name-drop at a time.
I’VE. GOT. MY… MONEEEYYY…. ON YOUU…
Much Bec & Bridge. Many selfies. Lots dancing. This season’s intro is even better than the last.
Hold up. Zanita has a boyfriend? (more…)
During the summer months, magazines constantly bombard us with countless physiques adorned in skimpy swimwear, yet U.K. ELLE decided to fully conceal Ellie Goulding‘s figure on the cover of its body issue. The British singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist fronts the magazine’s July edition wearing a “truly disgusting jumpsuit” with an untidy slicked-back hairdo while posing for photographer Aitken Jolly. How badly did they mess this one up?
Our forum members were quick to share their dismay. “What a travesty. The colors, the fonts, the outfit and the pose are all horrible. What happened to this magazine’s layout? It’s shockingly bad,” discredited LastNight.
“Very Messy cover!” replied fashionlover2001 in agreement.
Sharing the same sentiments was honeycombchild: “I love how badly thought out this is! Let’s have a woman with an amazing body on the cover of the body issue, and let’s cover up every last inch of her body in a truly disgusting jumpsuit!”
Also disappointed was jescajade who proclaimed, “What an eyesore!”
Cosmic Voices described the cover as a “mess” inside the thread.
In a state of shock was Benn98. “Wasn’t expecting this when I read the title!! It’s a shame they ruined this cover, Ellie is a pretty girl. Terrible outfit!” he complained.
“The styling doesn’t fit the body issue,” echoed MDNA.
This most certainly could have been far better, don’t you agree? Drop us a comment here.
Fashion is changing so fast, it sometimes feel like it’s hard to keep up. One year, high-waisted skinnies are in, the next year, everyone’s traded them in for slouchy boyfriend jeans. Given fashion’s constant state of evolution, it’s always nice to slow things down a little and get a bite-sized rundown of how we went from floor-sweeping skirts to rompers with cut-outs galore. A new video by blog Mode was inspired by Cut’s famous 100 years of Beauty series and created a short of their own, chronicling 100 years of American fashion in just over two minutes.
The video takes us from the covered up silhouettes of 1915 to the ladylike codes of 1955 all the way to today, where the rolled up boyfriend jean and stiletto combo reigns supreme. So, if you don’t have the time to read a book on fashion history, this video is a great little crash course in all the trends of the past century. Take a look and see just how much the way we dress has changed over the decades.
[h/t Marie Claire]
Zara is once again in trouble with the Jewish community, this time for antisemitic and homophobic discrimination. A former member of Zara’s legal team, Ian Jack Miller, says that he was dismissed from his position as a corporate attorney in March for the retailer’s U.S. and Canada region because he is gay and Jewish.
Miller, who started working at the company in 2008, says he was harassed by high-level Zara employees who taunted him by emailing him gay porn and making shady references to his sexuality. “For example, Defendant Costas sent Mr. Miller an email highlighting language that marriage is an institution ‘sanctified between a man and a woman,’” the suit reads. “In another instance, Defendant Costas sent Mr. Miller an email drawing his attention to a ‘gay sex scene’ in a video game. Defendant Costas also sent Mr. Miller an email with a photo depicting a shirtless man. In yet another instance, Defendant Costas sent Mr. Miller a news article about the marriage of gay fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi and instructed Mr. Miller to ‘put a ring on it.'”
Miller says that antisemitism is the status quo at Zara, so much so that he decided to keep the fact that he was Jewish to himself. He says that when the retailer’s higher-ups found out that he was Jewish, the discrimination intensified. The suit claims that as an institution, Zara favors heterosexual Christian Spaniards and people of other races, ethnicities and sexualities are disparaged. Miller claims he was given lower raises than other employees who fit the bill for Zara’s ideal demographics and had to endure listening to bigoted remarks from upper-level executives during his time at the company.
The suit also says that the discrimination didn’t stop at gays and Jews, and that senior staff “exchanged racist emails, including emails portraying Michelle Obama serving fried chicken and emails depicting Barack Obama in a Ku Klux Klan hood, with a Confederate flag, on a Cream of Wheat box, on an Aunt Jemima box, and shining shoes.”
Miller is seeking $40 million in damages for his treatment at the company. Zara released a statement reassuring the public of its inclusivity and friendliness to minorities, feigning surprise at the allegations. “We do not tolerate any behavior that is discriminatory or disrespectful, but value each individual’s contributions to our dynamic organization,” they said in a statement.
Given Zara’s history of antisemitism, it isn’t too much of a surprise that the retailer would be at the center of such a controversy. The lawsuit mentions Zara’s history of bigotry, namely in peddling wares that have offended the Jewish community and others on more than one occasion. “The Company is notorious for selling products featuring racist and anti-Semitic images and messages, including handbags depicting swastikas, children’s pajamas resembling concentration camp uniforms (a product that, after an international outcry, the Company said would be ‘exterminated’), necklaces containing figurines in black face, and a tee-shirt proclaiming that ‘White Is the New Black.'”
As summer vacation is fast approaching, there’s no denying that we’ve upped our workout game just a notch. Consequently, we’re now faced with the problem of staying stylish at the gym, so we’re beyond excited to hear the news that Whistles is launching an amazing activewear capsule collection today.
In recent years, it has become somewhat trendy for retailers to offer small and, most importantly, stylish capsule workout collections, so it’s no surprise that Whistles has followed suit. We are nonetheless still very pleased with more options when it comes to infusing our sportswear with some much-needed luxe appeal.
Created in collaboration with the London-based fitness studio Frame and consisting of 13 lustrous pieces, including dance leotards, shape-sculpting bra tops, studio leggings and jumpsuits, this range aims to take you from street to studio in style. Every piece is designed to seamlessly mix with your everyday wardrobe, with prices ranging from $60 to $130. The collection is available to purchase now at Whistles.