- Kendall Jenner reads all the mean things everyone says about her from her Burn Book. [Dazed YouTube]
- Will.i.am explains why his new wearable tech bracelet i.am.Puls is so awesome. [Swagger New York]
- Brad Goreski is joining the Fashion Police staff. [Fashionista]
- Scarlett Johansson got secretly married…in OCTOBER. [People]
- Snooki had her wedding this weekend. [People]
- Solange Knowles’ Brazilian honeymoon looked as awesome as her wedding. [Page Six]
- Lucky magazine staff experience layoffs. [WWD]
- LOVE magazine teases its advent calendar with Kendall Jenner. [@thelovemagazine]
- The Telegraph‘s fashion beat gets a makeover. [WWD]
Target designer Dannii Minogue has painted herself in bold leopard spots to raise awareness for skin cancer prevention, in a short video campaign for Invisible Zinc and Melanoma Institute Australia.
The video, titled “Some Spots Can Be Dangerous”, plays on the idea that while a leopard is unable to change its spots, we’re able to change our dangerous freckles and moles with simple skin checks over summer. “Australia has the world’s highest incidence of melanoma, so, please, get your spots checked,” Danni urges in the clip.
With Australia responsible for 75 per cent of all skin cancer deaths, Dannii knew this campaign was one she needed to be involved in. “When presented with these figures, along with the understanding that early detection could be lifesaving, I wanted to be part of this vitally important campaign,” she says.
For every share of the video, Invisible Inc is donating $1 to Melanoma Institute Australia, which pioneers vital research, essential treatment programs, improved patient options, and, hopefully, a cure. Watch the video for yourself below, and get sharing.
The Victoria’s Secret Show isn’t the only fashion event going down in London this month. Tonight, the British Fashion Council got together with some of the best designers repping the U.K. to congratulate them on their good work, compliment each other on their fab outfits and of course, hand out some awards. Britain’s governing fashion body held its annual awards at the London Coliseum to find out which designers would take home top honors in the industry. There was a lot to see, but certainly one of the night’s biggest moments was the re-emergence of John Galliano, who stepped back onto the fashion party scene to present Anna Wintour with the council’s outstanding achievement award.
Below, a full list of the night’s big winners. Congratulations to everyone who took home a trophy!
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Erdem Moralıoğlu
Menswear Designer of the Year: J.W. Anderson
Accessory Designer of the Year: Anya Hindmarch
British Style Award: Emma Watson
Brand of the Year Award: Victoria Beckham
Establishment Award: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
New Establishment Award: Simone Rocha
Creative Campaign Award: Louis Vuitton
Outstanding Achievement Award: Anna Wintour
International Designer of the Year: Nicolas Ghesquière
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Edward Enninful
Special Recognition Award: Chris Moore of catwalking.com
Model of the Year: Cara Delevingne
Red Carpet Award: Alexander McQueen
Emerging Accessory Designer: Anna Laub of Prism
Emerging Menswear Designer: Craig Green
Emerging Womenswear Designer Award: Marques’ Almeida
Bad news for anyone pinning their economic recovery hopes on Black Friday: Apparently, despite retailers’ best efforts to lure shoppers in, spending is down 11% from last year, according to Bloomberg. That would be roughly 6 million fewer customers this year vs. last. And all that after stores like K-Mart Black Friday-ed a day early,
Consumer spending was down $7 billion dollars this weekend, and this is the second year in a row that holiday sales have failed to please less than eager crowds. The glum news isn’t over yet: Less-than-fantastic figures are also expected for Cyber Monday, thanks to retailers extending sales throughout the week.
We’re getting the feeling that folks are simply just all Black Friday-ed out.
Mick and Keith. Mac and cheese. Whiskey and soda. Good collaborations are timeless, and when it comes to fashion, they can also create the kind of must-have item you won’t be able to live without. This spring, Smythe designers Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe have collaborated with Chloé and Parris Gordon of Beaufille on a smoking jacket design that combines the former’s masculine-heavy aesthetic with the latter’s artisan sensibilities.
The Beaufille Collaboration Smoking Jacket sees Smythe’s classic single-button shawl collar silhouette reinterpreted in a delicate and feminine custom jacquard fabric. The imagery on the fabric was hand painted by Eve Gordon, a fine artist and mother of Chloé and Parris, and is based on a vintage Chinoiserie brocade. The jacket will be available in a blush shade for Spring 2015, and because both parties were so pleased with the collaboration, it will also be carried through for Pre-Fall 2015 in Pacific Blue.
The Spring 2015 Beaufille Collaboration Smoking Jacket will be in stores in early February. For locations, visit smythelesvestes.com.
Lily Donaldson makes a rare appearance on the cover of Vogue Turkey’s December issue. It feels as though we hardly ever get to see the British beauty on the cover of Vogue lately, even though Lily’s last cover was for Vogue Korea’s 18th anniversary issue back in August 2014. We’re just nostalgic for those days when the 27 year old would captivate us on U.K. Vogue‘s front cover. But we don’t hold Lily responsible for this current disaster. It appears as though Vogue Turkey has been disappointing our forum members for some time now. The new font and layout the magazine has introduced isn’t sitting well with anyone.
“Lily is working it, but my god that text layout! When did they start using so much of it?!” questioned an unsatisfied Miss Dalloway.
Benn98 mentioned the amount of text, too: “Yay! When last have we seen Lily nab a cover? Looks good, but if you squint the leg positioning looks odd. I don’t recall them having this much text!”
“Seems like it’s from 5 years ago… very dated,” added an underwhelmed littlekiki.
GlamorousBoy agreed and echoed “very dated cover…” inside the thread.
Also not sold on the cover was Bertrando3: “It does not look appealing to me whatsoever. She looks tired and strange, the proportions are not working for me.”
A select few admired Turkish Vogue‘s efforts this month, though. “What a perfect cover for December. Lily looks fantastic. Her pale skin looks amazing on grey background. Her pose and this dress are really great. Can’t wait for an editorial!” enthused an optimistic and impressed narcyza.
“I like this, all the dots give the cover a festive feeling, Lily looks great,” complimented Nymphaea.