Cathy Horyn has found herself in a few tiffs with designers over the years, thanks to her sometimes scathing but honest reviews. She famously got into it with Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent and Oscar de la Renta wrote a shady open letter to her in WWD after he took offense to her calling him a “hot dog” in a review. But in an interview with System magazine, Horyn says that even though she’s pissed off some designers in her time, they don’t always hold it against her. “One of my toughest reviews was for an Oscar [de la Renta] show and it was the one he loved the most,” she said. “Same with Tom Ford. Tom got so upset with me about something… but when I left the Times, a lot of these guys were like, ‘You said things that were terrible, that really hurt me, but you were right!'”
Though Horyn’s honesty can be a bit biting, she says she’s friendly (but not BFF) with a few designers. But if you think her friendliness in any way affects what she writes, you’d be wrong about that. Horyn says that even with those designers she’s cool with, she can’t help but tell them up front what she really thinks of their collections. “Narciso [Rodriguez] and I are very friendly, Raf and I are very friendly, but I’ve called them before and said, ‘I got to tell you this is not my favourite show.'”
[via Business of Fashion]
Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer last week that out of all the members of the Kardashian clan, Kim has been by far the most supportive about his transition. Kim chatted with the Today show earlier this week and said that her family still has meetings together to discuss and understand the changes in Bruce’s life, but even when Bruce reemerges as “her,” Kim says he’s got another thing coming if he thinks he’ll be poaching the talented group of people who contour her face and do her hair.
In an interview with Grazia, Kim reiterated that she fully supports Bruce, but he’d better not take too much of a liking to her hair and makeup team. “I said to him the only thing you do, do not steal my glam team, they are mine, there’s too many girls in this family,” she dished. “I said whatever help you need you have to look and feel your best, if you need help with anything style-wise, glam wise, I’m here to help you.”
We’re pretty sure Bruce, who said his style was more Jenner than Kardashian, will be able to find a glam team to suit him perfectly fine.
Iggy Azalea, who flaunts her assets as the new face of Bonds, doesn’t want you to be “ashamed” of physical alterations if it makes you feel better about yourself. Considering she admitted to a boob job earlier this year, her point-of-view makes perfect sense. And now she’s spreading the body-modification love.
Speaking to WHO magazine (via Daily Mail Australia), Iggy said she’s supportive of people who make changes to their body to boost self-confidence. “I don’t want to surgery-shame or Botox-shame women,” she told the publication.
“It’s that balance of being confident with who you are, but also if you do want to change something, if you want to dye your hair or if you want to get breast implants and that makes you happy, I don’t think you should be ashamed.” (more…)
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Bruce Jenner has unsurprisingly found a supporter in Conchita Wurst, the bearded Austrian diva who won the Eurovision Song Contest last year. Conchita has come out to express her admiration for the Olympian cum reality TV dad as she chatted with Australian paper the Daily Telegraph.
“It is good that we have this on the table now because I think, if it becomes mainstream, people start to not see it as such a new and not normal thing.”
From the beginning of his interview with Diane Sawyer, it was clear that Bruce had struggled with feelings of gender identity for a long time. And as we found out in the interview, he spent five years in the 80s taking hormones and undergoing procedures to help him transition to female. Bruce’s wife at the time, Linda Thompson, said he even considered going out of the country for gender confirmation surgery, to return to his family going by “Aunt Heather.” She outlined her reaction to Bruce’s admission in an excerpt from her memoir published by The Huffington Post.
“As devastated as I was, my heart bled for Bruce and what he must have lived with his entire life,” she wrote. “It’s impossible for those of us who are comfortable living in our own skin to fully grasp what an imprisonment that must feel like to be born into the wrong body. I know it’s difficult to understand, to emotionally or even intelligently wrap your head around. It was extremely difficult for me to comprehend, and adjust my life accordingly to, the realization that the man I had married — the very masculine, gorgeous, ideal, wonderful hunk of a man — would be no more. The human entity was still alive, but it truly was like mourning the death of the person I had grown to know and love.”
[via Mirror, The Huffington Post]
They’ve starred in a short film together, sang a duet and now Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams are back for the house of Chanel, this time lending their beautiful countenances to the house’s Pre-Fall campaign.
Delevingne and Williams appeared together in Chanel’s short film coinciding with its Paris-Salzburg collection. The pair also did a live performance of “CC the World,” the song Williams penned for the short, during Chanel’s Paris-Salzburg reprise in New York City a few weeks ago. And so, the collection comes full circle with this set of ads featuring Delevingne, Williams and the tiniest member of Karl Lagerfeld’s entourage, Hudson Kroenig. (more…)
You can imagine our delight when Vogue Turkey unveiled a rather joyful cover for May 2015 after a string of gloomy covers this season. The magazine tapped Sam Rollinson , who flashes her energetic and welcoming smile for photographic duo Sean & Seng. Sam sports a creation from Chanel‘s Haute Couture collection, which is certainly making the rounds on magazine covers this month.
It’s unfortunate some of our forum members aren’t feeling it. “Jesus wept! Sean & Seng shot this? Just cannot believe it, I’m absolutely flabbergasted. What have they done to her eyes? Vogue Turkey seemed like such a great idea initially, I’m not so sure anymore,” disapproved Benn98.
“Yikes, this is not a good cover at all. I like her but I’m sure they could’ve chosen another picture for cover. Perhaps the editorial will be better,” KateTheGreatest wondered.
DutchHomme wasn’t having any of it either and proclaimed, “She looks stoned.” Not a gook look for Vogue.
“Who approved that eye makeup and that styling? Everything’s just off. It could’ve been better,” MON added.
Thankfully, not everyone was disappointed. “Ah, beautiful! It’s been so long for Vogue Turkey, almost three years since they came up with something as nice and refreshing as they did when they first started… I love the colors, the smile, the lighting, the model choice and the fact that you can see these beauty quirks like freckles and slightly crooked teeth and it’s still cover worthy and looks different than any of the other Vogues right now,” MulletProof praised.
Feeling the same way was Nymphaea: “Sam in this cover makes me smile. Feels very lighthearted.”
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