‘Tis a rare occasion to see Kanye West crack a smile, but last night the rapper couldn’t help but flash a grin in the presence of one of his idols, Ralph Lauren. Kanye and Kim joined the designer at the Polo Bar for dinner, during which Kardashian snapped this photo of Yeezy and Lauren, posed together in one of the bar’s leathery booths.
West has been extremely influenced by Lauren, and during Fashion Week, had the ultimate fanboy moment backstage at the designer’s show, when Lauren tenderly touched West’s face. “Do you know what he said when he [touched my cheek]?” Kanye told T magazine. “‘This is my son.’ And I was thinking, ‘I knew it! I knew Ralph was my daddy!””
Well, it looks as if last night was full of father-son bonding for the fashionable pair. What an adorable family portrait.
Whether you’re dreaming of a career in fashion or are just a fan, it’s always fun to get an insider’s look behind the scenes. London designer Gareth Pugh is currently giving us a sneak peek like no other as part of the Selfridges Work It! campaign.
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This week, he’s teamed up with the British luxury department store and turned toward Twitter’s coolest new app, Periscope, which turns your smartphone into a personal livestreaming service. Pugh will use the app to showcase all of the work that goes on behind the scenes on a daily basis, and pointing the camera will be his longtime collaborator Ruth Hogben, who has made many a film to complement his collections over the years.
Everybody sits in awe of the high-profile runway shows at Fashion Week, so it’s interesting to finally get a glimpse at all of the different stages of the creative process that are critical for developing a collection that’s runway-ready. A show may be over in a matter of minutes, but months of hard work have gone into getting that collection ready to present.
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The livestream will result in a creation to be displayed in the window of Selfridges’ London flagship from 30 April. This will mark the launch of the Selfridges Work It! campaign as the retailer aims to explore how tech is changing the working world. In the meantime, discover exactly what goes on in the world of fashion design by checking out the #SelfridgesXWorkIt coverage featuring live Q&As with Pugh at 1:00 p.m. BST each day on Periscope.
Last year, Kate Upton was among several female celebrities whose privacy was violated when hackers leaked nude photos taken on her personal phones. The leak, called the Fappening, revealed intimate photos from a number of celebrities, including Gabrielle Union, Jennifer Lawrence, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna and more. It was incredibly invasive and such a big issue that the FBI got involved in tracking down the hackers.
Since the big leak last summer, Kate Upton has finally come out to share her thoughts on the matter with the Evening Standard. “It was very difficult,” she said. “It’s an invasion of my privacy and it’s not OK. It’s illegal. People don’t have a right to look at those photos or to judge them.”
Absolutely. This isn’t the first time images of Upton have been splashed all over the internet without her permission. Earlier this month in an interview with Vogue UK, Upton admitted that a video Terry Richardson uploaded of her doing the cat daddy in a tiny bikini was done so without her knowledge or permission. “That was disrespectful, you could have told me!” she told the notoriously creepy shutterbug after the video went live.
Move over, Maddie Ziegler and Shia LaBeouf. Sia has some new recruits who do things you two are legally bound not to. The Australian singer-songwriter has enlisted supermodel Heidi Klum and Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal for her new video for “Fire Meets Gasoline”, where we see the incredibly attractive pair get MA15+ cosy.
Sia’s video trilogy featuring 12-year-old dance prodigy Maddie wound up with her last video, “Big Girls Cry”, and we’re hoping a similarly fruitful friendship with Klum was struck while making this new video. The 41-year-old former Victoria’s Secret model bares her bod in nothing but racy lingerie, from the Heidi Klum Intimates range, of course. They’re sometimes visible, when she’s not getting caught up in flammable curtains. Pedro also goes topless, so enjoy that.
“Sia is one of those incredible artists who puts so much passion into her work, and I am thrilled to be part of a music video,” Heidi said in a statement (Via People). “I remember being blown away the first time I heard her voice on ‘Breathe Me’.” (more…)
Gemma Ward knows what it’s like to walk a runway. She’s graced more than we can count. So it was all a nice change of pace for her to watch, rather than walk, at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia last week, saying the FROW experience was “glamorous and fun”.
In her role as guest editor for Vogue Australia, Gemma was able to ditch the gruelling hours of run-throughs and fittings, although we’re thinking she still endured hair and makeup, and simply dedicate her time to being fabulous sandwiched between the likes of Christine Centenera and Edwina McCann.
“So with my week done at Fashion Week and my first experience sitting front row complete, I’m feeling more like ‘I could get used to this!'” Gemma wrote in her MBFWA review for Vogue Australia. (more…)
We all know that Sia likes to keep herself and her wigs pretty private. But, truth of the matter is, she’s pretty hooked up with a lot of the people in the biz thanks to her ability to smash out a number-one tune.
One of her colleagues, if you will, is none other than Yeezy aka Kanye West, who she took a little dig at on Australian radio this week. Following her rare performance on Sunrise on Tuesday, Sia spoke with Nova 96.9’s Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald and Michael “Wippa” Wipfli on Wednesday where she was heard throwing a little shade Yeezy’s way.
When asked if it was a privilege to have Kanye reproduce Rihanna‘s “Diamonds”, written by Sia in just 14 minutes, she replied famously, saying, “I don’t care.” When asked if she likes his music, she replied, “I mean, yeah I think so. I don’t really listen to music.” (more…)