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Goop Label Is Here and It’s Your Basic Back-To-Real-Life Wardrobe

Gwyneth Paltrow models Goop Label.

Chambray all day; Image: Goop

Goop’s been toying with our emotions lately. The newsletter-turned-lifestyle site-turned-all-encompassing brand released its own organic skincare line earlier this year with revered brand Juice Beauty (It rules; Cue happy tears). Then, founder Gwyneth Paltrow’s somewhat ill-worded Sage Summit comments had us all thinking she was consciously uncoupling from the brand (Um…no thank you; Cue sad tears). She’s not (happy tears again). Now, the brand known for its expertly — if expensively — curated e-commerce offerings and chic designer collaborations is launching its own apparel line, no x’s, ands or dashes necessary. The much-anticipated Goop Label is here, and before you choose whether to rejoice or depair, here are all of the deets:

First off, the line is incredibly well-made. “I think there’s a huge white space in the market for luxurious ready-to-wear at a direct-to-consumer price,” said Paltrow in a statement. Designed with Gwyn’s wardrobe staples and Goop’s greatest apparel hits in mind, the line is produced from the same Italian fabrics — and in the same Italian factories — as coveted brands like Proenza Schouler, Vetements and Dries Van Noten.

“It was very important to me to make the clothes in the same way that all of my favorite designer clothing is made, which is in Italy, with beautifully loomed fabrics, incredible tailoring, and incredible attention to detail, but to be able to deliver those pieces at a third of the price,” Paltrow affirmed. (That said, a third of the price of a Dries masterpiece is still a chunk of change. But more on that in a moment.) (more…)

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Christy Turlington On Why She DGAF About Aging

The fashion industry venerates the supermodels of yore but often excludes them anyway (aged models were only cast 11 times during the Fall 2016 season). Nevermind the fact that, unless you’re a celebrity like Caitlyn Jenner or even an industry insider like Gilliean McLeod, beginning your modeling career as a quinquagenarian requires a near miracle.

However, regardless of her youth-obsessed profession, model Christy Turlington Burns is neither fazed by the prospect of aging nor tempted by plastic surgery. “Maybe I would think differently if I thought it looked good and it didn’t hurt and it didn’t send bad messages to young people,” the 47-year-old supermodel and Every Mother Counts founder said in a recent interview with Town & Country. “But I’ve never seen someone who I’ve been like, ‘Oh, that’s a good idea.’ It looks freaky to me.” (We’d also like to add “if I wasn’t a genetic miracle” to Turlington’s list of “ifs.”)

All jokes aside, with so many models inwardly and outwardly suffering due to poor self-image and industry pressures, it’s important to hear one of the most respected players in the game championing the idea that “being who you are, being your best self, has nothing to do with what you look like.” (She’s pretty much the perfect candidate for the All Woman Project’s next video.) (more…)

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Tim Gunn Just Dragged the Fashion Industry for Failing Plus-Size Women

Tim Gunn poses backstage at the Project Runway fashion show during New York Fashion Week.

Tim Gunn poses backstage at the Project Runway fashion show during New York Fashion Week; Image: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

In Thursday’s Washington Post, Tim Gunn (design educator, author, Project Runway co-host, tFS guest editor and newly-anointed mic dropper) penned an essay entitled, “Designers refuse to make clothes to fit American women. It’s a disgrace.” As you may have gleaned from the title, Gunn’s candid, acerbic observations on the fashion industry’s mishandling of the plus-size consumer are the best thing you’ll read all week.

Framed in the context of New York Fashion Week, wherein plus-size models rarely grace the runways, Gunn called out the many “baffling” ways in which the American fashion industry has turned its back on the country’s 100 million plus-size women.

Gunn’s thesis is the following: the average American woman, who wears between a size 16 and a size 18, suffers from a lack of options when it comes to dressing. For this, he unequivocally blames the designers: “Many designers — dripping with disdain, lacking imagination or simply too cowardly to take a risk — still refuse to make clothes for them.”

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Gunn even offered a few appalling, unapologetic quotes from his colleagues. “I’ve spoken to many designers and merchandisers about this. The overwhelming response is, ‘I’m not interested in her.’ Why? ‘I don’t want her wearing my clothes.’ Why? ‘She won’t look the way that I want her to look.’ They say the plus-size woman is complicated, different and difficult, that no two size 16s are alike.” (more…)

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Zadie Smith Is The Gentlewoman’s Refreshingly Intelligent Cover Subject (Forum Buzz)

Our forums have been huge advocates for just about everything The Gentlewoman has produced over the years and it should come as no surprise that we’re head over heels for the the magazine’s latest. Knocking it out of the park once again, the biannual title tapped British writer Zadie Smith as this season’s cover girl, following in the footsteps of Kirsten Dunst, Léa Seydoux and Beyoncé. Photographed by Dutch photographic duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Zadie looks fantastic in the colorful portrait shot.

The Gentlewoman #14 Fall/Winter 2016 : Zadie Smith by Inez & Vinoodh

IMAGE: THEGENTLEWOMAN.CO.UK

The cover was embraced by our forum members immediately. “Yes! This is amazing. The styling, the colors, Zadie… everything! Can’t wait to get this,” said mistress_f the moment the cover dropped.

“Everything about this is exquisite – the styling, the colors, and of course the incredible cover subject! As you might have guessed already, I adore Zadie. I will be rushing to the stands for this one,” informed a delighted VogueDisciple93. (more…)

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Kaia Gerber Proves She Was Literally Born to Model for Marc Jacobs Beauty

Kaia Gerber in the spring 2017 Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign.

Image: Marc Jacobs Beauty

Lily-Rose Depp for Chanel Fragrance, Zoe Kravitz for YSL Beauty and now Kaia Gerber for Marc Jacobs Beauty — 2016 has been quite a year for celebrity offspring with industry connections and their moms’ knack for modeling.


On Thursday, Marc Jacobs Beauty revealed #coolteen Kaia Gerber as its newest face. Yes, the IMG signee, Breakthrough Model of the Year and face of Pop magazine’s September issue (her first solo cover, we might add) is about to be swimming in all the complimentary Air Blush, Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer and Fineliner she can carry. (Insert wistful sigh here.)

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Kendall Jenner Lands Yet Another Vogue Cover This Month! (Forum Buzz)

Kendall Jenner continues to impress fashion editors across the globe, managing to secure Vogue covers on just about every continent. She was U.S. Vogue‘s September cover girl and recently starred on Vogue Japan and Vogue Australia, and now appears on the cover of Vogue Germany. With three major covers for the month of October (and counting), Kendall was once again captured by photographic duo Luigi & Iango and wears a mix of Miu Miu, Prada and Helmut Lang on German Vogue‘s newly-unveiled installment. 

Vogue Germany October 2016 : Kendall Jenner by Luigi & Iango

IMAGE: VOGUE.DE

As per usual, the cover received a healthy amount of forum buzz the moment it dropped. “What the hell, did they seriously use a picture from the Vogue Japan shoot?” questioned Marc10 at once, recognizing some evident similarities between the two.

“Haha, it’s an original shoot for them, I guess it speaks volumes. She is everywhere, at least Bella is more engaging. I don’t even hate Kendall like so many around here, but it is getting to be too much seeing her on all the covers with such little modeling variation!” replied Miss Dalloway. (more…)

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