- We hope you paid your credit card bills on time this month because J.Crew’s collaboration with Sophia Webster is back! [J.Crew]
- Robyn Lawley is pregnant with her first child! [Vogue UK]
- Alexander Wang just launched his sixth Objects collection. [Highsnobiety]
- Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price claps back at critics who are saying she’s selling out after inking that deal with L’Oréal. [Love Brown Sugar]
- Kimora Lee just started a scholarship fund for fashion students. [WWD]
- Your regular manicure routine could be damaging your nails. [Women's Health]
- David Beckham can’t seem to keep his clothes on in TV commercials — and we’re so not complaining. [Adweek]
- Former Playboy centerfolds pose for New York magazine decades after they appeared in the famous lad mag. [The Cut]
- Where’s all that “Breast Cancer Awareness” money going? No one really knows. [Racked]
- Don’t want to put a lot of effort into your Halloween costume? Here’s a simple way to DIY a mummy outfit for the big night. [Popsugar Fashion]
- Did Gap’s Dress Normal campaign backfire on them? [Jezebel]
We can all agree that the fashion industry puts out some wildly unrealistic representations of women. But it’s another thing to actually hear one of the world’s most famous models admit that the images out there aren’t attainable in any way.
Gisele Bündchen, Forbes magazine’s highest-paid model, sat down with The Sunday Times to promote her new campaign: Chanel No. 5′s Baz Luhrmann-directed commercial. The spot, complete with a Chanel surfboard and smoking-hot male lead, is the definition of aspiration — the character Gisele plays is troubled because she has it all. It is this kind of woman that the supermodel admits is making women feel inadequate. “Sometimes I feel like adverts like this can make women feel so distant,” she told the paper. “They are so glamorous and so unattainable and so aspirational that you really can’t touch them, in a way. They are kind of a dream.”
We’re guessing Gisele is fully aware that she does play a part in creating these untouchable images. But she defends the Chanel No. 5 ad for at least making her character a bit flawed, and therefore more relatable. “Of course she’s glamorous—she is powerful and successful—but she is also struggling,” Gisele said. “She’s a mother, a wife, and a professional. She’s juggling all of that, and you know that’s not easy.”
Certainly not, but we’re sure being able to pay for a nanny while you surf on your private beach makes it that much easier.
Toni Garrn may be seen on the arm of Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio lately, but it appears the model cannot catch a break when it comes to delivering good fashion shoots. Toni sat before the lens of Michelangelo di Battista for the cover of Spanish Harper’s Bazaar, but our feisty forum members aren’t having any of it. The 22-year-old German beauty sports wet hair and a Lanvin dress, while perched on the studio floor for the 60s-inspired cover story.
The thread is rife with strong opinions from forum members. “This looks so bad! The pose, the hair, the background, the clothes, the shoes: I hate everything,” ranted Oxymore.
“This is really really bad! I have a lot of goodwill toward Vogue España so I won’t judge them too harshly but this one is pretty terrible,” shared A.D.C.
Bertrando3 even went so far as to say that the cover was “Bad on every level indeed…”
Also posting their disapproval was kokobombon, who commented, “This is so depressing imo… her expression and the blue hue is bringing me down.”
“This is terrible! It all looks so washed-up. Nothing is working here, the outfit, styling, Toni and the setting,” posted an underwhelmed Benn98.
MyNameIs was another member who wasn’t impressed: “OMG, this is horrid. One of the worst covers I’ve ever seen.”
“In the preview I genuinely thought it was a pastel drawing of Toni. She looks unreal, and not in a good way,” disapproved Cosmic Voices.
Harper’s Bazaar Spain certainly received a bashing this month, but are you a fan? Check out Toni’s cover story and join the discussion inside the thread here.
While we are just getting around to receiving copies of the October issue with Jessica Chastain, Interview‘s November cover surfaced unexpectedly early on theFashionSpot forums. Shia LaBeouf stars on the magazine’s front cover for a classic portrait by Craig McDean. The 28-year-old actor also poses for a series of images inside the issue and forum members just can’t get enough.
It seems everyone has put their opinions of Shia’s personal life aside and cannot stop expressing their appreciation for the actor’s latest appearance. “It’s a gorgeous cover. Interview can do these portraits like no one else,” shares anlabe32, kicking off the thread with a positive start.
“Love the cover. It’s a sophisticated, classic, timeless, yet somehow very bold cover. I love Shia. He looks very handsome here,” notes an impressed MyNameIs.
“Whoa, love the cover! I actually really like Shia, I think he’s incredibly talented so I hope he’s done being an idiot in his personal life. He was very good in Fury,” posts SallyAlbright.
Miss Dalloway agrees: “Fantastic cover and spread of him. I know he grates on many people, but even with his antics I still find him to be very talented, and secretly like him.”
Also to share the same sentiments is [PieceOfMe]: “I couldn’t care less about him, but the cover is amazing. Interview always manages to produce great covers, no matter who the cover subject is.”
See inside the thread for McDean’s cover story of the Hollywood bad boy here.
Last week, a little Tumblr site called Drunk J.Crew won the Internet with its hilarious captions on J.Crew catalog models who, in attempts to look easygoing and carefree, actually look rather drunk. Now it seems there are people looking to capitalize on the success of the account, which has only been around for about a week.
According to former The Onion writer and stand-up comic Dan Telfer, there is an impostor Drunk J.Crew twitter account floating around and it’s gaining followers masquerading as the real thing. Apparently, the correct twitter and Instagram handle for the site is @DrunkJCrewUGuys, as opposed to @DrunkJCrew, which popped up on October 16. Jen Ellison, the Chicago-based comedienne and brain behind the Tumblr, posted her first tweet on October 17 stating that hers is the real account.
We looked through the alleged poseur account and it seems Telfer is on to something. Whereas @DrunkJCrewUGuys includes tweets and retweets of press snippets, @DrunkJCrew simply has photos ripped from the Tumblr page. We would think that were @DrunkJCrew a real account, there would at least be retweets from the several media outlets that covered the page.
Right now, @DrunkJCrew has about 500 more followers than @DrunkJCrewUGuys. We’re pretty sure Jen Ellison is looking to change that.
Amal Clooney is fashion’s new bona fide it-girl and women all over the world are sitting up and taking notes on the newlywed lawyer’s style cues. Amal’s fashion capital is certainly not lost on the folks at Oscar de la Renta, who are keen to turn Amal’s growing influence into cold, hard cash.
The design house has announced that it will include a dress inspired by the one Mrs. Clooney wore for her nuptials in its next bridal collection. Naturally, the dress won’t be an exact copy of what Amal wore, but close enough to satisfy discerning customers. And since it’s Oscar de la Renta, you know it’s going to be out-of-control gorgeous.
So, even if you’re not marrying one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors, you can still feel like a star on your big day.
[via ELLE UK]