Kimye: always best-dressed in our eyes and hearts. Image: Getty
It’s a gloomy, unseasonably chilly Friday here in the Northeast, but that’s no matter, we have the Internet to keep us warm. As per usual, it’s been a knockout week here at theFashionSpot. Check out the five articles you simply must read before you start your weekend. From celebs bucking gender norms in the coolest ways possible to great new options for at-home fitness, we have you covered.
You’d totally work out more if you only had a bit more time — and a killer fitness studio nearby, right? Yeah, same, which is why our latest obsession is streaming workout videos. They bring the top-notch trainers and routines right to you, whether it’s something akin to alone time with Tracy Anderson you crave or just a killer class from the comfort of your own home. We’ve rounded up six great streaming options.
The red carpets of the Grammys and the Oscars are for everyone but the CFDA red carpet is for true fashionistas. Click over to see our exhaustive roundup of all the best looks, from fave celebs (Kimye) to designers (Tom Ford, Donna Karan) and fashion insiders (Miroslava Duma).
Look, people like to poke a bit of fun at Jaden Smith — with mega-celebrity parents, you’d be a little untethered to the real world, too — but we have to give the young star major props for his bold choice of prom attire. The young Smith donned a cool black and white dress while attending prom with Amandla Stenberg of The Hunger Games. A fetching duo indeed.
Heidi Klum said auf wiedersehen to 41 this week and to celebrate, we collected 10 of the weirdest, wackiest moments from the supermodel’s Instagram. Prepare yourself, there’s plenty of zany near-nudity and celeb cameos ahead.
Huge news over at Vogue Italia: Steven Meisel, longtime shutterbug for the mag, has left. Though VI debuted four different non-Meisel covers for its China issue, tFS forum members were not at all impressed. Click on over to read what they had to say.
This month is Pride month and W Hotels and the Human Rights Campaign is teaming up to spread awareness about marriage equality with their Turn It Up for Change initiative. To help promote the cause, they tapped none other than singer Jennifer Hudson to film a music video for her single “I Still Love You,” for which W Hotels had a screening last night. The premise of the music video follows a young gay man about to get married who isn’t sure if his father, with whom he appears to have a strained relationship, will attend the nuptials. Bravo’s own Andy Cohen was on hand to help lead a panel discussion about the video which included transgender model Claudia Charriez, Human Rights Campaign’s Fred Sainz, W Hotels’ Anthony Ingham and video directors Tabitha Denholm and Molly Schiot.
Of course, the topic of Caitlyn Jenner’s big unveiling came up, a question which Charriez swiftly answered. Like many members of the transgender community, she expressed that while she is happy that Caitlyn is living her truth, we must not forget the struggle of transgender men and women who might not be as rich or famous as Jenner, those people who don’t have access to pay for facial feminization surgery or those who prefer not to conform to cisgender standards of attractiveness.
“I am very thankful that this has opened up a dialog and we’re conversing about it and talking about it,” she said. “On a personal note, I don’t want the conversation to begin and end there. There are many issues that the transgender community is facing and I really think we need to address that before we glorify anyone else. There are kids on the street, selling their bodies.”
Though Caitlyn’s story is an important one to tell, Charriez thinks it’s important to not lose sight of the issues of young people growing up transgender in communities that don’t support them. “I don’t want to take away from anything that Caitlyn is aspiring to be, but we need to keep the conversation going and we need to address our youth. We need to address the families that are so quick to abandon their children. We need to help them.” While it’s obvious that what Jenner has done is groundbreaking, Charriez says we must remember those people who came before us who have paved the way even for Jenner herself to have the bravery to come out in the first place. “Many of us, including myself, struggled and have risen from the ashes, from the gutters to stake our own claim in society,” she explained. “To pretend or act like this is a new thing because of Bruce Jenner’s accolades or Olympian days, we’re forgetting a whole history. We’re forgetting our youth, we’re forgetting the youth that are now adults that have inspired me. The Octavia Saint Laurents that are no longer here to be part of this. The Freddie Mercurys who gave a voice for us to sing along to. This is our time to give them retribution.”
He is 5’2″, celebrating his 57th birthday (though he doesn’t look a day over 40) and still one of the sexiest men alive. Throughout his career, Prince has blessed us with some of the most soulful, sensual music mankind’s ears have ever heard and though he might be a little reformed from his younger days, he still somehow oozes sexuality and all-around badassness.
But we can’t discount Prince’s other contributions, like his antics that have launched some hilarious Internet memes and gifs, perfect for expressing yourself for an assortment of occasions. Here, we round up some of the best of Prince on the Internet.
When you see someone wearing an outfit you want and you know you’re the same size:
Fashion awards season is in full swing. Earlier this week, the CFDA held its annual Fashion Awards ceremony and now the British governing fashion body has announced the winners of its Fashion Trust competition. Nine designers have been chosen to receive financial backing to help grow their lines and there is a lot of major talent on the list.
Mother of Pearl, Sophia Webster, Sibling, Prism, Emilia Wickstead, Holly Fulton, Marios Schwab, Palmer//Harding and David Koma will all split a grant worth £300,000 (about $458,359). This crop of designers joins the ranks of past winners like Christopher Kane, House of Holland, Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou, Roksanda Ilincic, Nicholas Kirkwood and more. At last night’s ceremonies, the BFC also announced the winners for its Graduate Traineeship Programme, giving fashion BA and MA grads the opportunity to work with a design house showing at London Fashion Week for a year.
“British fashion is recognised globally for its energy and inventiveness which is why we need to support the industry at grass roots,” BFC Fashion Trust co-chairs Tania Fares and Kim Hersov said. “The Fashion Trust will continue to support talented designer labels so that the UK can continue to build the brands of the future.”
All these winners definitely deserve the financial support and we can’t wait to see how each expands their line with this injection of cash.
It’s always refreshing to see underrated and underused cover subjects on the front of our favorite magazines. Interview hears our cries and serves up a trio of Hollywood newcomers for its June/July 2015 issue. Alicia Vikander, Jai Courtney and Domhnall Gleeson each grace the cover of Interview’s latest edition with the words ‘youth wave’ appropriately splashed across the raw, honest and beautiful portrait images captured by Craig McDean.
“Gorgeous covers! I love how consistent Interview is, this is really fantastic. I love all three of the covers and the photos inside look great too. I’ve only heard of Domhnall before but I’m especially enjoying Jai’s photographs,” admired LastNight.
“I like how vulnerable it looks but you can’t deny that there’s a subtle hint of sex there. I like it,” added MON.
Also on board was anlabe32 who hailed, “Fantastic shots. McDean is amazing. Hello Jai and Domhnal!”
Miss Dalloway was quick to share her enthusiasm too, writing, “Raw, honest, beautiful! When W does these kind of covers, they always come across gimmicky to me, but this is wonderful!”
“That’s because Fabien Baron and his team are so ahead of everyone else with the only publication that’s so consistently on point — it’s frightening, replied Pheul in excitement.
Sharing the same attitude was TeeVanity: “Sincerely brilliant of Interview, great covers.”
Forum member BonesAndOil voiced his support too. “I don’t know who any of these people are, however I’d buy this on the gorgeous portraits alone. Stunning,” he raved.
Take a peek at the accompanying cover story and drop us a comment here.