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19-year-old curve model Barbie Ferreira doesn’t shy away from discussing current events. She’s especially outspoken when it comes to matters of social justice and identity. When Leslie Jones couldn’t find a designer to outfit her for her Ghostbusters premiere, Ferreira took to Twitter to lament the unfairness of Jones’ plight. On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Ferreira posted a screenshot of a Native American woman proclaiming, “F*ck Christopher Columbus.” Day in and day out, Barbie celebrates her professional successes (often via selfie) while repeatedly calling out the fashion industry for its double standards. She expresses herself with wit and candor and we, along with her 353K Instagram followers, can’t get enough.
Which is why we were psyched to see that Teen Vogue #blessed the model with her own mini video series entitled “Body Party.”
In the first episode, Barbie invites her friends (among them transgender model Torraine Futurum, who walked for Gypsy Sport this past New York Fashion Week) to pose in an inclusive bikini shoot, talk body acceptance and, of course, goof around. (more…)
As reported on our forums a few months back, Emma Stone was set to return to the cover of American Vogue — and today the magazine confirms the rumors with the unveiling of its November offering. The actress just scored her third cover for the title and looks drastically different from her previous appearances, sporting a short pixie cut for the occasion. Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott with Tonne Goodman on styling duties, Emma looks anxious (guess last month’s Lupita Nyong’o cover feature really is a tough act to follow) while hiding behind a striped cropped sweater from Michael Kors Collection.
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At first glance, the cover seemed to leave our forum members with mixed feelings. “I hate crop tops and this one is so short it gives me literally shivers. Overall it’s a rather basic Emma pictured and barely recognizable as Emma, probably catering a younger public? A feminine Emma with long hair is more to my taste,” shared Nymphaea.
“It seems that they’re trying to make her look younger than she is. And ‘teen anxiety’? No,” stated Lucien112. (more…)
Charlize Theron has been affiliated with Christian Dior since 2004 and it’s hard to believe the relationship has lasted for over a decade. Charlize’s iconic and memorable campaigns for the French fashion house’s J’adore fragrance continue to captivate. You can imagine our delight when Dior unveiled its brand new campaign for the floral scent, giving J’adore a whole new look and feel. Charlize stuns in a beautiful gold embellished dress, splashing around before the lens of Jean-Baptiste Mondino like the goddess that she is.
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The campaign became an instant hit with forum members. “Another epic commercial from J’adore. I think the J’adore and Charlize pairing is the best in recent history. Everything they’ve done turns to gold (wink wink). She’s impossibly beautiful and elegant and powerful. Her charisma is just so commanding,” happycanadian raved in admiration.
“Maybe Dior’s best commercial in a decade (all perfume campaigns combined). For the first time, it’s not related to the past or Christian Dior, or anything Parisian. It’s modern without trying too hard. No more Versailles!! A Dior perfume ad with a woman with undone hair is really a sign of [the times]. If they want their brand to be less ladylike and stiff, this is the right strategy,” approved Lola701. (more…)
Whoopi Goldberg’s All Together Now sweater; Image: Lord & Taylor
The Vetements fan will release a limited-edition collection of 11 “ugly” holiday sweaters in partnership with Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay. The knits will be available at 37 Lord & Taylor locations, 29 Hudson’s Bay stores and each retailer’s e-commerce site beginning November 1 — right in time for Ugly Sweater Party season. Coeds rejoice.
The unisex sweaters will range in size from small to extra large and will cost $139 apiece. While that may seem steep for a sweater that features gingerbread men eating each other, you can’t put a price on comfort: “The quality of the Christmas sweaters has gone down for me. They’re not as comfortable and they don’t feel as good,” Whoopi told WWD. “If we’re going to do it, we wanted to do them really well.” Hence, the novelty products are made from wool, cashmere and alpaca. (more…)
Our forums went into meltdown when Kendall Jenner graced the cover of US Vogue‘s Special Edition issue back in March (ultimately scoring the September cover months later). Now, Gigi Hadid (who was just on the cover for August 2016) stars on the magazine’s newly unveiled special edition for Fall 2016, aptly themed “It Girl Style.” Photographed by Gregory Harris, Gigi is all smiles wearing a bold red lip and a stunning sequin Altuzarra dress at the beach.
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Yet the majority of our forum members weren’t buying it whatsoever. “Why do they need these special edition covers with models who have already been on the cover? First Kendall and now Gigi. I wish they could give this chance to some new faces or one of their favorites like Imaan [Hammam]. By the way, the shot is not bad but this cover feels very unnecessary to me,” stated apple the moment we took a first look at the cover.
“Exactly! I don’t understand these special editions either! You are after teenagers but will they shell out almost 13 dollars for such a thin issue? Why?!” asked a dumbfounded Miss Dalloway. (more…)
Because no great pop artist/half of a celebrity It couple/social media influencer is truly complete without at least a half-dozen fashion collaborations to his or her name, today the New York Times announced that there is a Zayn x Versus Versace capsule collection in the works. (On a related note, Zayn will star in the upcoming Versus Versace campaign.)
After former creative director Anthony Vaccarello’s departure for Yves Saint Laurent, Versace’s “younger, hipper” offshoot was a ship without a captain. Enter Zayn who, according to Donatella Versace, embodies the brand’s rock ‘n’ roll vibe. “Versus is everything that the Versace line is not. It is loud, it is rebellious — I don’t want shoppers buying both from Versus and Versace. The houses have different souls,” the grand dame of Italian fashion told the New York Times. “I wanted Zayn because he can help me talk to his followers. I want to listen to their language. I want to learn more about them, what they think and what they like. They are a new generation that without working with someone like Zayn, I will never reach.”
The two met through Malik’s bae and Versace’s frequent campaign star, Gigi Hadid. “He impressed me very much — he was so mature, so thoughtful, treated her like such a gentleman. They are very nice young people, a lovely couple, in fact. And then he told me how much he loved fashion. It was then I knew he was the right face for what I had in mind,” Donatella told the Times. Cue the awwws. (more…)