Kyle Anderson, Accessories Director for Marie Claire / Image: IMAXtree
Over on XOJane, a fashion blogger writes about the pressure she encounters to dress like street style bait: "It’s not I’m not that into dressing up, or I don’t know how to put an outfit together. It’s just that most days, I would rather hold on to a few more precious minutes of sleep, than wake up earlier, put together a look, and do my own hair and makeup."
The writer was overwhelmed with negative comments calling out her style when a publication she works for posted a couple candid, full-length photos from an event. Commenters did not think she looked the part of a fashion blogger.
The criticism came as a surprise: "Normally, I don’t let what other people say about my outfits bother me, but for some reason I was feeling a little hurt. No one ever in my life has told me I’m not fashionable. Like, literally ever. I always wore what I wanted and what I felt comfortable and confident in, and I usually get complimented on what I wear by friends, family, and random people in the New York City streets."
We all realize that the vast majority of street style photography only pretends to document normal, everyday people, but it's easy to forget. In reality, it takes a lot of time, effort and money to achieve that kind of look — and quite frankly, most working people aren't up for that. People employed in the fashion sector do naturally feel greater pressure to conform their appearance to that standard, but it's poppycock. To that end, there's no better role model than critic Cathy Horyn, who simply rolled her eyes into the back of her head when Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane derided her sense of style ("seriously challenged") on Twitter.
Image: beautezine.com via Forums
Above, it's the latest ad to emerge from the YSL Beauty Spring 2014 campaign, a spotlight on the brand's Flower Crush cosmetics range.
Cara Delevingne and her male model counterpart are pictured sprawling in a bed strewn with flower petals; Delevingne hovers above her suitor, trying to decide whether he's worth ruining her makeup over. He has stellar cheekbones and seems really into her, but it's a tough call.
Delevingne also appeared in recent YSL Beauty ads for Babydoll Mascara and Rebel Nude lipgloss. [via Forums]
Related: Today’s Episode of The Cara Delevingne Show Brought to You by YSL Makeup Fall 2013
Prada has just announced new details on its Spring 2014 campaign, photographed by Steven Meisel. The label confirmed the full, 18-person cast and released official campaigns images (one of the ads, below, leaked online last week).
The full list of models: Julia Bergshoeff, Dorota Kullova, Ashleigh Good, Gracie Van Gastel, Amanda Murphy, Viktor Van Pelt, Maggie Jablonski, Lieke Van Houten, Maja Salamon, Ola Rudnicka, Sabrina Ioffreda, Magdalena Jasek, Nastya Sten, Cindy Bruna, Anna Ewers, Ophelie Guillermand, Malaika Firth and Lexi Boling.
As some speculated in the forums, Malaika Firth was cast for this season's campaign, following her appearance in Prada's Fall 2013 ads. At the time, Firth made headlines; she was the first black model cast in a Prada campaign since Naomi Campbell in 1994.
2014 is already being trumpeted as the year of everything. The year of the Winter Olympics. The year of the modest sheath dress. The year of the horse. The year of the spaghetti squash. We could go on because everyone has an opinion on what’s in store over the next 12 months. Of course, it’s all speculation, but one special occasion you can expect in 2014 is Yorkdale Shopping Mall’s 50th Anniversary. And heck, do they have a way of celebrating it.
When Yorkdale opened its doors for the first time in 1964, it was the largest shopping centre in the world and, fifty years later, it still stands apart. Now in 2014, Yorkdale plans to celebrate 50 years in style with special events, special guests and special anniversary-edition must-haves created exclusively by brands and labels. One such collaboration was recently tweeted by Toronto label favourite Lucian Matis, who has designed a very special dress to commemorate Yorkdale’s gold centennial.
Modelled by fellow Canadian Coco Rocha (a Yorkdale campaign favourite), just check out this opulent gold silk and lace bodiced gown, a custom creation that heralds the luxury of Toronto’s largest mall and makes the fierce model look like Queen Midas. Eagle-eyed shoppers will also notice that the image has been shot in the stairwell running between the subway and the mall, albeit with a slightly Photoshopped golden makeover to correspond with the anniversary tally. 50 has never looked so good!
Image via Yorkdale
Today is the first official business day of the new year and wow — not so good! Bad already. Maybe it's the impending blizzard or the accelerated volume of post-holiday Tweets, but right now the Internet feels especially soul-crushing. How are we going to make it?
I was worried. I worry about Kim constantly. Sometimes I stay up at night thinking about her, wondering if she's safe, if she has enough to eat, if she's warm, whether her latest selfies turned out okay.
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So is our creator deity.
THIS PHOTOGRAPH OF A CANINE IS VERY ENDEARING
Omg, they should probably take an Advil to bring their temperature down.
What, Miley Cyrus doesn't follow Perez Hilton on Twitter?
Clicking on this will lower your monthly health insurance premiums.
NYC's new first family, Chirlane McCray and Chiara de Blasio, wore Nanette Lepore to Bill de Blasio's mayoral inauguration yesterday, in a nod to the city's garment industry. Hurrah hurrah hurrah. [WWD]
Olivia Palermo is engaged and I am so happy, like a blissful butterfly flying through the sky, soaring on the wind of Olivia Palermo's heavenly love, a love I myself will never know. [FabSugar]
And now, a moment of silence out of respect for Rihanna and Cara Delevingne's New Year's Eve festivities. [BellaSugar]
Sophia Webster was not happy that NastyGal seemingly copied one of her designs. [SheFinds]
Inez and Vinoodh want to be household names, lifestyle brands, Martha Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow, icons. [NYTimes]
Inside Lululemon's cultish employee culture: "You’ll be so healthy you won’t even need to worry about health insurance!” [Salon]