Trading in Bad Blood‘s red hair and leather-clad ensembles straight from LA’s hottest sex shop, Taylor instead opts for dark-brunette locks and safari-esque outfits on-set for a film in the jungle.
Ultimate poser Coco Rocha has been announced as the official event ambassador of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney (MBFFSYD) 2015.
The international supermodel will walk the red carpet for the opening night at Sydney Town Hall, and will sit front row for her favourite locals labels, including Christopher Esber, Ginger & Smart and Dion Lee, in the Australian Luxe show. Coco will join the Aussie fashion media and VIP guests in the Mercedes-Benz star lounge after the runway presentation.
“I have always loved visiting Sydney. It’s such a beautiful harbour city, and the perfect place to relax in between shows,” Coco said in a news release. “I can’t wait to see what all the Australian designers have store with their latest collections.”
Besides the fact that Jay Z thinks it’s cool, turns out wearing black clothing also makes other people think you’re cool. A survey done by UK retailer buy t-shirts online asked 1,000 people how they perceive others based on the color of clothing they wear. Turns out, if you want to come across as confident, intelligent or sexy, you should bet on black.
A staggering 56% of people surveyed said that they see people who wear black as confident. The rates were particularly high for men, 64% of whom selected black as their choice color. 48% of women agreed. In fact, black came in first or second for a lot of the positive traits mentioned in the survey. Following black, red and blue came in as the second and third most confident colors – good to know in case your LBD is stuck at the dry cleaners and you need alternatives.
Red was the color most associated with arrogance, so the color clearly has a lot of different connotations, depending on who you ask. Pink was the color most associated with a lack of intelligence, with only 5% of people asked linking the color to braininess. Sorry Barbie.
But overall, if you’re trying to impress people with your attire, your best option seems to be black, as “black came first or second in most ‘good’ traits (for example confidence, intelligence and sexiness) and barely figured in the “bad” traits (arrogance).” So forget doom and gloom: black has a new connotation and it’s all good.
It takes versatility to become a model with staying power in the fashion industry nowadays and Joan Smalls is certainly showing us range this month. She turns up the heat on Lui‘s racy September cover and now photographs demure and commercial for Vogue Mexico. Shot by Russell James, the current face of Balmain and Calvin Klein Underwear appears to channel a school teacher, posing in a studio setup wearing a Christian Dior top and skirt.
The main cover (above) left our forums divided. “Very pretty! Really good for this edition of Vogue,” admired Aedlacir, hitting us off on a high note.
“Love the covers. About time!” praised fashionlover2001 in agreement.
The rest of us were left underwhelmed. “A big ‘NO’ on this cover. It’s very bad,” exclaimed a disappointed burbuja8910.
Forum member marsnoop2 wasn’t feeling the main cover, either: “Styling is terrible, and I’m not enjoying this school teacher direction. It just makes me sad, although I love Joan’s expression in the cover where she’s seated.”
“I hate the muted colors,” A.D.C. disapproved, adding fuel to the fire.
“I think this could have been a lot more powerful, a lot more glamorous, especially for a September issue,” expressed TheVeed.
Await Joan’s cover story and in the meantime, drop us a comment here.
We could all use a little Flashback on this fine Friday and Marc Jacobs is happy to provide one. The designer regrammed some videos from his 1992 grunge show that famously got him fired from Perry Ellis. Proving that the supermodels of yesteryear STILL GOT IT, Kate Moss makes an appearance, first holding hands down the runway with another model (which Jacobs said was an early reference to gay marriage) and then again by herself in a flowy ombré gown. In the caption, Jacobs naturally doesn’t hesitate to use his and Moss’ new favorite phrase, basic bitch.
But of course, the real showstopping video came from queen of the catwalk Naomi Campbell whose turn down the runway is just a reminder of how great of a walker she really is. Campbell glides down the runway with a cool confidence and swagger that simply can’t be duplicated. Girl was so smooth that she even caught another model off guard as she exited at the end of her turn. Guess that’s just the effect Ms. Campbell has on folks. (more…)