- #TidalforAll is quickly turning into #TidalforFew since no one has really been downloading Jay Z’s music app. [Gawker]
- Here are the best websites to use if you’re looking for a job in fashion. [Investopedia]
- Reformation introduces the “RefScale,” which allows shoppers to see just how much impact their clothing has on the environment. [WWD]
- Fern Mallis is still trying to get that Kanye West interview. [Page Six]
- Pantone creates a new color in honor of the Minions movie. [NYT]
- Ben & Jerry’s is coming up with more ways of ruining your diet, this time with beer. [InStyle]
- The Olsen twins were just as surprised as we were to hear there is going to be a Full House revival. [WWD]
- Christian Louboutin just added more hues of nude to his shoe range. [The Cut]
Grace Coddington, resident badass redhead of Vogue magazine, hasn’t only captured our imaginations – apparently, some execs at Sony are also enamored with her. An email leaked during the recent Sony hack was published on WikiLeaks revealing that executives were trying to meet with Coddington to discuss the possibility of turning her 2012 memoir into a film.
According to the email, sent to co-chairman Amy Pascal by Adam North, who is currently a creative executive at Sony, “There’s something interesting about a woman going from being a model (on one end of the feminist spectrum) to being an executive. Not to mention, I think the world of the book – from running around London and Paris in the 60’s and 70’s to helping run Vogue in NYC now and her relationship with Anna Wintour – is totally enthralling and rife with opportunities for fun cinematic moments, great characters, etc.”
North also thought the book would make a great TV show (though Grace apparently wasn’t a fan of the idea), due to all the stories embedded in the tome. Grace has lived a charmed and rather glamorous life during some historic and important moments in fashion. It would really be a treat to see the evolution of her life, career and the fashion industry play out on the big or small screen.
The email in question is from December 2013, so it’s unknown what became of the project. Hopefully, the plan to put Grace’s story to film hasn’t been abandoned.
The Food and Drug Administration could soon be getting all up inside your makeup bag. California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein and Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins are backing a bill that will give the FDA more authority in regulating cosmetics and what’s in them.
Cosmetics companies would be obligated to practice transparency when customers have adverse reactions like rashes to their products. Under current law, companies are free to volunteer such information, or not, at will. If the reaction is serious, the brand would have to address it within 15 business days. Less dire reactions would be added to a yearly report. The FDA would also investigate chemicals like methylene glycol, acetate and propylparaben to see just how safe they really are for human use.
These new regulations could mean cosmetics companies will have to step up and be extra careful about the ingredients they use. Because the beauty industry wasn’t as diligently watched over, this new bill could bring a lot of change to the ingredients in your beauty items. It will be interesting to see what the FDA discovers as it investigates…or perhaps terrifying to know the real nature of some of the chemicals we’ve been exposing our bodies to.
If you ordered yourself an Apple Watch Sport, you might want to treat it with a little TLC now that reports are coming out that it might not be as durable a device as you think. It turns out the least expensive iteration of the Apple Watch has a bit of a cosmetic issue that could prove to be really annoying when you’re looking at your watch face to see if it’s time for you to get up and walk around after spending hours on the couch in the throes of a Netflix binge.
Apparently, the Apple Watch Sport’s screen doesn’t have the same sapphire coating as the more expensive versions and is prone to getting scratched. The face of the sporty smartwatch is made from Ion-X glass and is supposed be impervious to scratching, but turns out it actually scratches a lot more easily than it should.
YouTube channel Unbox Therapy tested the Apple Watch Sport screen against different materials. The watch face was left unscathed when it was scratched with a key and a knife, but once they used sandpaper on it: scratch city.
We don’t think most people will attempt to sand down their Apple Watches, but if you are going to purchase one, you might want to watch out for brick walls and other scratchy surfaces.
We always depended on Numéro for fetching, innovative covers, but then its standards started to slip a while ago. The French title is making a comeback, though, with its captivating cover for May 2015. Mariacarla Boscono bored us to tears fronting the mag’s April edition, but Aya Jones thankfully brings the fire on Numéro‘s latest. Photographed by Daniel Sannwald, the French-Jamaican beauty turned up the heat modeling a white number from Louis Vuitton.
One particular element has disappointed our forum members, however. “The flame backdrop looks so stupid,” noted Marc10.
“Fire background? Really? This is so cheesy, come on,” exclaimed sore soon after.
Forum member mistress_f felt the same way and echoed, “The fire background looks terribly cheap. I’m willing to hope that it was intentionally bad, but I don’t like it one bit. She looks great though.”
In agreement was gossiping. “It looks computer generated, I hate that. Background is hideous,” she declared.
“I love this, it shows her range as a model. My only complaint is the shadow on the cheekbones, it’s a bit too heavy,” TREVOFASHIONISTO acknowledged.
As the discussion started to turn around, LagerfeldBoy credited, “This definitely shows her range. When I think sweet, lovely, and pretty, Aya comes to mind. I’ve never found her to be quite sexy but this is definitely showing her versatility. The image is giving me Naomi teas with the bangs, tbh.”
“She looks so smoking hot,” voiced mikose.
Await the editorial content of Numéro‘s May 2015 issue and join the conversation here.
Every April, Fashion Art Toronto’s Arts & Fashion Week fills the city with out-there, creative collections and exhibits that draw thousands of people to some of the country’s finest artists and makers. What makes this year’s annual exhibition even more special is that |FAT| is celebrating 10 years.
The boundary-pushing art and fashion-inspired expression during the 2015 annual collections can be witnessed from April 21 to April 25 at Daniels Spectrum. More than 200 artists will show off their latest work to buyers, curators, editors as well as fashion and art lovers.
The 15,000-square-foot venue, formerly the Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre, has undergone a makeover and boasts 50-foot-high ceilings and an 80-foot-long runway, as well as various spaces ideal for artist interventions, photography exhibitions and fashion installations. Artists to watch are Bianca Charneau, Sera Ghadaki and Elisa C-Rossow, among many others showing their fashion collections this week.
Click here for the full schedule.