This Saturday at Coachella, Alexander Wang announced an upcoming collaboration with H&M. This collection will mark the ten-year anniversary of H&M designer collaborations, and Wang will be the first American designer to partner with the Swedish brand. [Fashionista]
It's official: Former ELLE creative director Joe Zee is headed to Yahoo. [WWD]
Always good advice, but especially if you want to buy something ironically logo-ed: "In terms of investing in heavy branding this season, Haid’s advice is to look for 'pieces that aren’t too mass produced.'" [Financial Times]
The hairstory of Mad Men. Yep, I said 'hairstory' and I'm not going to apologize for it. I guess the subsequent sentence was kind of an apology but you're just going to have to go with me here. [BellaSugar]
I agree with 80% of the items on this list of twentysomething wardrobe staples. [FabSugar]
- Bonus: Here's a handy infographic breaking down tipping ettiquette. [Lifehacker]
Fashion's new best frenemy, Kendall Jenner, was present and accounted for at Coachella this weekend.
The Kardashian family member and emerging 'it' model did not keep a low profile, cementing her place in all future 'Coachella 2014 celebrity style' roundups with an oversized hoop nose ring (made by Givenchy, according to a tweet from NYDailyNews).
Jenner shared several photos of her new appendage with her nine million Instagram followers and the press photographers who were present at Lacoste's Coachella party yesterday. Which is only right: If you've got a big metal hoop dangling off the center of your face, you better own it.
The forums are on fire today and we're about to take a look at German Vogue's most recent cover. For its May 2014 issue, a sultry Malgosia Bela is photographed by Giampaolo Sgura as she wears a Bottega Veneta dress which was styled by Vogue Germany's editor-in-chief Christiane Arp. This is just perfection, right? First a cover and spread with Claudia Schiffer for the April edition and now Malgosia Bela — I am loving this!
I'm not the only one who's in awe over this. Members of theFashionSpot have also sang their praises with Flashbang kicking off the discussion: "Oh this is divine, best VG cover so far."
"The colors are perfect and I'm always ready for a Malgosia editorial. Beautiful!" wrote Moofins.
Miss Dalloway commented, "Always happy to see Bela score another Vogue cover, and I love this, in fact, I think the added G wasn't even necessary!"
"Amazing. But the trick with the letter G was unnecessary. And that's so 5 years ago (i think)," agreed MON.
"Sensational! There hasn't been a German Vogue cover this alluring in a long time," writes AL92, who goes on to mention, "My only irk is the slanted Lust Auf…"
I knew in the back of my mind that I shouldn't have canceled my German Vogue subscription at my local store. Its issues are becoming stronger and stronger, and judging from this cover shot, Bela's accompanying story is set to be a winner (here's to actually hoping there is a story with Bela by Giampaolo Sgura inside).
Why not voice your own opinion in the thread? Check it out here.
Congratulations to Simone and Nicky Zimmermann.
The sisters were officially the hottest thing off the catwalk on Day Three of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, taking out the 2014 Australian Fashion Laureate for their unrivalled achievements in nonchalantly sexy wares.
On a schedule crowded with young talent, Simone and Nicky Zimmermann are comparative veterans. Having been in business 23 years, they’re showing no sign of slowing – recently opening a large boutique in Soho and making New York Fashion Week their home base. “There’s a certain longevity that comes with us,” Nicky told The Australian yesterday. “I think that people can see that there’s a continual building on what we’ve done before. No matter what we do, we’re always trying to get better at it.”
But that’s not to say Australia’s rising talent wasn’t worthy of a nod. For the first time in the Laureate’s seven-year history, 2014 added four new categories in recognition of professional achievement in the categories of Retailer, Emerging Designer, Menswear and Womenswear.
Dion Lee took home the womenswear prize, though the designer’s mainline was absent from the MBFWA runway this year (his Line II diffusion showed Wednesday to very enthusiastic reviews). Arthur Galan won for menswear, Christopher Esber (another highlight) for emerging, and Scanlan & Theodore for retailer of the year.
With so many of our established labels falling by the wayside, it’s nice to see we can still lay claim to some history.
The THIGH GAP: It's when your knees touch but your thighs don't. This physical attribute was once an obscure weight loss and fitness goal associated with disordered eating and body image, but over the past couple years, the term has catapulted into the mainstream. Check it out:
If you could buy pop culture trends like stock options, I would buy, buy, buy the "thigh gap" today, because the trend has been linked to a new Beyonce Photoshop scandal, which is going to raise its visibility worldwide. Even your grandma is going to be talking about it.
Here are the basics: Beyonce posted the photograph below onto her Instagram yesterday. Her comments thread promptly exploded with followers questioning whether she had Photoshopped in a thigh gap. The singer did appear to have a prominent and weirdly pixelated space in her upper leg area, but unlike previous Instagram x Photoshop scandals (namely, the one involving model Miranda Kerr), no one has spotted other instances of airbrushing on Queen Bey's social media accounts. Nor has anyone been able to trace down photo proof that the posted image was digitally manipulated.
People are freaking out because 1) changing your body shape for social media using Photoshop is a gross display of vanity, 2) Beyonce is celebrated for her womanly curves, which are somewhat absent in the image above, 3) If Beyonce DID Photoshop her thighs to appear more aspirationally thigh gap-y, that means she is actively creating an image of herself that promotes an unhealthy and unattainable body image to the legions of young girls who look up to her.
But still! There's no proof here, just lots of fumes.