Harper’s Bazaar Australia has rapidly established itself as the most consistent edition of the Hearst-owned title. After the magazine made Shanina Shaik cradle a cute koala on its April cover, Aussie Bazaar once again successfully manage to impress our forum members. Cate Blanchett stars on the magazine’s annual beauty issue, making perfect sense considering the actress’ connection with Giorgio Armani cosmetics. It should also come as no surprise that Cate dons an Armani creation on the cover, lensed by Tom Munro.
Per usual, our forum members were eager to see what Bazaar had created this time around. “Nice to see Cate, she looks stunning as usual. I’m surprised she hasn’t gotten any UK or US covers for Cinderella,” shared Benn98.
“Gorgeous, but wow she was just on Vogue!” added Miss Dalloway.
“She looks gorgeous, I prefer this cover to Vogue,” KateTheGreatest replied, acknowledging Cate’s Vogue Australia cover this month.
Forum member gossiping was certainly in the mood for some Cate. “WOW this is really amazing, I love it!” she exclaimed.
In firm agreement was Nymphaea: “Totally vamp, looking gorgeous as usual. Love the blond hair with the black outfit.”
Tigerrogue shared the same positive attitude and was quick to appreciate, “Such a simple cover, but it works so well.”
“The colors work so well here!” Oxymore echoed.
Are you a fan? Await the accompanying cover story and be sure to voice your opinion here.
Is there anything you can buy these days for a penny? Probably not much, but for a few Lucky Brand shoppers, a penny could get them a brand new pair of jeans – or at least they thought it could. Thanks to a leaked discount code, Lucky Brand customers found that their jeans, which would usually set them back between $100 and $130 dollars, would cost them a mere penny. Too bad it doesn’t seem as if Lucky Brand is going to honor any of those purchases. According to Bloomberg, it has already canceled some orders.
Lucky tweeted about the big mix-up, saying that the discount code was meant for employees and was “not advertised by us anywhere.” Many people who missed out on the deals complained that Lucky Brand’s policies state that all sales are final. Of course, Lucky had a loophole for that argument. “‘Final Sale’ only applies to clearance items ending in $0.97,” they explained in a tweet.
Tricky, tricky! So, if you got psyched about copping two pairs of fancy jeans at a fraction of the cost, you can probably expect an email from Lucky in your inbox – and a coupon to use on future purchases to make up for the mistake. Though we’re pretty sure your next Lucky Brand purchase won’t be as inexpensive.
Like it or not, the fashion industry continues to support Kendall Jenner‘s blossoming modeling career. In addition to this month’s subscriber cover of Harper’s Bazaar, shot by Karl Lagerfeld, the 19-year-old reality TV star-turned-fashion model now appears on the cover of GQ‘s May issue. GQ enlisted Steven Klein to capture Kendall wearing a skimpy white bikini from Adriana Degreas and a denim jacket from Calvin Klein Jeans — a brand she currently represents.
Opinions in our forums are mixed. “That is a beautiful cover! The best I’ve seen of Ms. Jenner,” praised MON within moments of the cover surfacing.
“Totally agree. She is almost a stunner here,” replied niknak, offering almost a compliment.
“Nice cover. She actually fits that kind of photography. She would be a good FHM model with her girl next door face,” commented DutchHomme, throwing a tad bit of shade.
Fluxx seemed pleasantly surprised also. “Finally a good work from KenDULL Jenner. I’d buy this issue. Anyway from the thumbnail I thought it was Emily Ratajkowski.”
Forum member burbuja8910 failed to show support and described it as a “tacky cover” inside the thread.
Check out the accompanying cover story and add your own two cents here.
Rick Owens’ groundbreaking Spring 2014 show was the talk of the town during Paris Fashion Week. The designer’s decision to cast a troupe of step dancers of all shapes, sizes and races made his presentation one of the most talked about that year and was a perfect example of how wonderful it is to see diversity of all kinds on a major fashion runway.
Knowing fashion’s ongoing struggles with diversity, Rick Owens tells Another magazine that he was trying to figure out how to approach the topic without seeming disingenuous. “We’re going to have to talk about race at some point. And how does someone like me do that without sounding completely condescending?” he said. “I don’t know; it’s a delicate thing.”
As a white male, Owens realizes that making a comment on diversity might not be his venue, but he carefully pursued his mission to create a great presentation that showcased the beauty of women of different ethnicities. “I knew that, at the first level doing the show in that way was cool and that at the second level it was not something I’m supposed to mess with,” he explains. “I wasn’t presenting black women as Naomi Campbell. They weren’t glamazons. I was presenting them as tough and strong. They weren’t wearing beautiful make-up. They weren’t wearing pretty things. They were wearing athletic clothes, even aggressive ones.”
His show was greeted with overwhelmingly positive reviews, but Owens realizes that one presentation isn’t going to dismantle fashion’s problems with diversity. “I can see that the show was not necessarily what the black community was looking for,” he said. “It could have been seen as offensive. It could have been seen as insensitive. Or it could be so insensitive that it was like a big ‘fuck you’ to everything, like, ‘we’re just doing this because we want to’. And that’s basically what it was. To me, the dancers looked sexy, totally juicy – wonderful. I wasn’t so nervous about a negative response. I never really am.”
Gemma Ward’s wide-eyed babydoll look made her one of the most in-demand models of the aughts, and now that she’s having something of a comeback, the world is loving her even more. But Ward isn’t necessarily keen on the looks that made her famous.
“Sometimes I wish that I didn’t look like an alien,” Ward told news.com.au. “I was probably aware of it (that I looked different) but it gets more heightened as you get older.” But she’s not complaining. “It can be great to look striking and different and you can embrace that if that’s what you’ve got going for you.”
Ward also talked about her six-year hiatus when she took time off from modeling to pursue other projects. Turns out, her break from the fashion world was much longer than she expected it to be. “I was searching for ways to define myself away from modelling and also just exploring things that were already a part of me, like writing and playing music and painting,” she explained. “I didn’t intend in the beginning for it (the break) to take so long but I’m really glad that I took the time and I feel like it’s been enriching.”
Ah, the life of a top model. One day, you’re riding high booking magazine covers, the next day you’re so over it, you spend your time painting landscapes and recording songs in Garage Band. We should all be so lucky.
Between the daily barrage of Instagram photos, tweets, promos and tabloid exclusives, it might seem as if we already know what a day in the life of Kim Kardashian is like. But just so the world is 100% clear on the reality star’s day-to-day, she’s offered a rundown for Harper’s Bazaar.
It turns out, Kim is almost as boring as the rest of us. She eats. She jogs. She checks up on her kid. She sends a million text messages – the only difference between her and the rest of us is that she’s famous and many days consist of photo shoots and appearances. But one thing of note is how often she switches up her diet – and it’s a lot.
“Kanye loves to eat really healthy and is always on different diets,” she explains. “He has a chef who comes in the morning and cooks breakfast for both of us and gets our meal plans together for the day. We just started seeing a nutritionist who changes our diet every 10 days.”
That sounds like more maintenance than Gwyneth Paltrow’s $300 dollar a day diet. But when you’ve got someone cooking your meals for you, it’s probably not that hard. Kardashian also dishes a bit on her forthcoming selfie book, aptly titled Selfish, which according to her has been several years in the making – she just didn’t know it yet.
“I started taking pictures years ago, around 2006, and I kept them, all organized on my computer in folders,” she says. “We didn’t call them selfies back then. I had no idea what I was saving, just memories, really. This book is filled with so many good memories, and they all tell the story of the year when they were taken.”
Also, unlike certain Presidents of the United States, Kim doesn’t use any special tools to take her pictures. “I don’t have a selfie stick; I just take photos with my iPhone.”
[via Harper’s Bazaar]