The Herald Sun reports that Gabi, real name Gabriella Rose Curtis, fronted Melbourne Magistrates’ Court yesterday, May 5, following charges of wilful and obscene exposure for walking up Bourke Street naked on December 18, 2014.
The court summary said that Gabi’s naked wander, which was documented on Sneaky magazine, lasted around ten minutes, during which time she entered a Hungry Jack’s and left “without purchasing anything”. (more…)
See by Chloé is relaunching and to celebrate, the brand has rolled out a new Fall 2015 campaign video. The label traversed European cities – Paris, Copenhagen, London, Brussels, Berlin and Stockholm – to find a group of 20 women who embody the See by Chloé girl.
In the video, each woman is asked to describe herself in one word. The women identify as energetic, natural, sentimental, curious, artistic, sarcastic, diverse (although only one woman in the entire video appears to be nonwhite and all look pretty slim) and more. All seem to represent creative director Clare Waight Keller’s vision of the See by Chloé woman: she’s wide-eyed with little fuss about her, but still effortlessly stylish and feminine. This is the first See by Chloé collection created under Keller, who enlisted Matteo Montanari to shoot portraits of each woman.
Watch the ladies describe themselves above and get a glimpse of the new See by Chloé.
Too Faced may soon be under new owners, according to WWD. The cosmetics label is reportedly up for sale and word is that Estée Lauder and a few other firms have their eye on the brand.
The California-based company was started in 1998 by founders Jerrod Blandino (CCO) and Jeremy Johnson (CEO) and has been a favorite indie brand ever since. The cosmetics company has had quite a bit of cult success with items like its Chocolate Bar palette, considered by some beauty fans to be a “holy grail” product. Word is that the bids are ranging from $450 million to $500 million.
A buyout could be really good for the brand, especially with the backing of a powerhouse like Estée Lauder, whose impressive roster of brands includes M.A.C., Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Bumble & Bumble, Le Labo, Tom Ford Beauty, Smashbox, Ojon and more. Too Faced has a strong social media following, boasting 1.7 million followers on Instagram and another 59.6 thousand on Twitter. Perhaps with a little Estée Lauder muscle, it can expand even further.
Since the start of 2015, the forums have been venting about how Vogue Italia‘s covers have been far too dark and depressing. For its latest release, however, the team opened up the windows, pulled back the blinds and ushered in some light. The May 2015 issue features Kayla Scott, who is relatively unknown to the majority of members, in a surprisingly breathtaking cover shot by Steven Meisel.
Our forum members were quick to engage in conversation. “This is what I love about Meisel. He was able to take a model who I never really understood, photograph her and totally change my mind. This is beautiful, it’s unexpected and refreshing. Great to see him inspiriting again,” enthused TheoG.
“No idea who she is but I would like to know because she is gorgeous!” DutchHomme wondered.
Also full of admiration was A.D.C: “Let there be light! Finally a non-dark cover from Vogue Italia and it’s beautiful.”
In agreement was gazebo who was quick to reply, “Finally we get a light breezy springy cover from VI – just in time.”
“She looks stunning! I love to see a new unpredictable face on the cover,” added dcmaike.
Benn98 was in favor of the cover too. “I wouldn’t know this girl from a bar of soap, but I’m mad about this. Quite refreshing. And for once he’s exploring a theme which I can actually relate to. I particularly like the neutral colors, it’s not something we see everyday. Her pose is great too,” he enthused.
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Blood, gore and dragons aside, with all the drama that goes on in Game of Thrones, it’s easy to imagine the hit HBO series as a reality TV show. After all, both genres are equally as fabricated. But for GoT fans with a taste for trashy TV, YouTube user Jason Gallagher brings us the most perfect mashup between the epic fantasy and some good old-fashioned mindless TV.
Gallagher imagines the Thrones series as a version of the popular Real Housewives franchise on Bravo. This time, the housewives (or…castle wives?) hail from King’s Landing and they are just as shady and conniving as their counterparts from Beverly Hills, New York and Atlanta. The short adds a humorous twist to the drama between Cersei Lannister, mother of the king, and the young king’s wife, Margaery Tyrell. This season, the pair have been throwing epic shade at each other as Tyrell flexes her influence over the king and tries to get Lannister to fade into the background. Their exchanges are very Real Housewives and this fan video is pretty spot-on illustrating the dynamic.
Watch as Lannister and Tyrell throw shade, side-eye and dish about each other in their “confessionals.”
Giorgio Armani has enjoyed an illustrious career and through it, has catapulted himself to legendary status. The designer is truly an icon, but after 40 years in business and having celebrated his 80th birthday last July, the question of what the future holds for the Armani label and who will carry on its legacy once Armani vacates his seat is one that is in the back of all our minds – and of course, Mr. Armani’s.
“I never expected I would be 80 and have the success that I have,” he told Business of Fashion. “The fact remains that you cannot work or stay lucid forever and, of course, I’m going to have to deal with that, too. For now I think I’m still getting along quite well.” Armani hinted at a few options he’s been mulling over in preparation for the future of his brand. One thing is clear, though, Armani isn’t planning on going anywhere anytime soon.
“There are a few [potential] solutions for the future. Selling to a large group, which I exclude, putting the company on the stock market with a board of directors made of strong people, creating a foundation, for example… these are all possibilities,” he said. “However, I think this is something we should be discussing in a few years, or even ten years.”
We guess Mr. Armani plans on working well through his 80s. But when you’re doing something you love, it never really seems like work, does it?