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Christopher Kane on Knock-Offs and Hating the Term ‘Bossy’

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Christopher Kane wishes you would stop using antifeminist language to describe strong, independent women. 

An interview with the Evening Standard took somewhat of a feminist turn once the designer started talking about the women in his life, including Tammy, his older sister and brand creative director. “I’ve always been supported and inspired by the women in my family. Tammy is very strong and my mum was so so strong. They instilled in me the idea that a woman can be anyone. She can have so many roles, she’s a chameleon. That’s what makes her great to dress.”

Indeed, Kane loves strong women so much that, like Sheryl Sandberg and Beyoncé, he is really not into any of the negative terms commonly used for assertive women. “I find it frustrating when women are seen as bitchy or bossy or crazy just because they’re strong. I love strong.” So do we, Christopher.

In the interview, Kane also talks about getting knocked off by high street retailers. He notes that it is indeed upsetting and a bother, but nothing is worse than being copied by another designer. “That always unsettles me,” he said. “There’s no excuse for laziness — and it is laziness. I see it and I think, ‘That was my idea’ but you move on. I don’t get bitter about it. I’ll just be better next season.”

[via Evening Standard]

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Blogger Nadia Aboulhosn Collaborates with Boohoo on a Plus-Sized Collection

Over the past year, super-blogger Nadia Aboulhosn has done a great job as the official brand ambassador for British fashion e-tailer Boohoo’s plus-sized line. So it was only a matter of time before she collaborated with the company on her own capsule collection.

Nadia is one of the leading plus-sized bloggers right now, with a social cachet that includes over 120,000 Facebook fans and 190,000 Instagram followers. Since starting her blog as just a hobby back in 2010, the New York-based blogger has become so successful that it’s now become her full-time job.

Today, she can also tick fashion designer off the list as her first drop for Boohoo launches online. She’s played an active role in designing the collection with the clear goal of creating statement pieces that the plus-sized girl struggles to find on the high street. (more…)

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Numéro’s April Cover with Mariacarla Boscono Is ‘Wasted Potential’ (Forum Buzz)

Numéro impressed us with its March cover featuring model-of-the-moment Anna Ewers, but its latest issue, fronted by Mariacarla Boscono, hasn’t received much enthusiasm from our forums. Photographed by Peter Lindbergh, the current face of Givenchy cosmetics dons a black leather jacket paired with a bra and high-waisted shorts with some fishnet tights worn underneath, and her arms posed behind her head. 

Numéro April 2015 Mariacarla Boscono Peter Lindbergh

IMAGE: FACEBOOK.COM/NUMEROMAG

“I wish there was more intensity in her eyes,” noted andypolanco within moments of the cover surfacing on our forums.

“Lazy cover. MCB deserves better!” justaguy shared.

MON had the exact same sentiments: “I am disappointed. You had MCB and Lindbergh and this is what you get? The wasted potential bothers me. It could have been a very strong cover but this is what we get.. black and white.”

Also feeling the same way was Benn98, who was quick to reply, “What a letdown. The duo of Lindbergh and Mariacarla can do no wrong, but I’m not a fan of this. The forced pose and deep look throws me off.”

“Honestly, what happened with this magazine?” wondered blueorchid.

“Wow falling asleep…fair enough they want to use it in editorial, but cover? The contents have a lot to live up to,” exclaimed gossiping.

Loathe it or love it? Be sure to voice your own opinion with us inside the thread here.

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Zoolander and Hansel Show Us How It’s Done in New Valentino Shoot

You thought you couldn’t get more psyched for the Zoolander 2 movie? A few weeks ago, Derek and Hansel (played by Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson) announced the film with a turn on the Valentino runway at Paris Fashion Week, and now they’ve teamed up again for a spirited post-show photoshoot posted to the brand’s Facebook page

Tapping Xiao Wen Ju and Tilda Lindstam for assistance, the hunky pair pose in front of the Eiffel Tower — Mr. Zoolander, of course, serving up a piping hot plate of Blue Steel. Get into those cheekbones, girls. 

Derek and Hansel were dressed in duds from Valentino’s Spring 2015 collection, while the women donned pieces from the Pre-Fall Camuamour range. If the pictures prove anything, it’s that the boys have still got it. We can’t wait for this movie to drop.

[via Valentino Facebook]

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Iggy Azalea Wishes You Would Quit Saying ‘on Fleek’

Iggy Azalea is Vogue‘s latest subject for its popular 73 questions series, asking the pop-rapper burning questions like which superpower she would like to have (invisibility), her dream musical duet (with Dolly Parton), the catchphrase she’s tired of hearing (“on fleek”), and about that fancy brand new whip she’s got parked in her driveway.

In the video, Azalea also lets us into her studio as she pines over a cameo on Game of Thrones and compares dealing with the press to talking to a charismatic serial killer. Ouch, Iggy… but at least she thinks we’re charismatic?

Watch the pop star take on the tough questions in the video above. 

[Vogue]

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Banana Republic and Hot Dudes Reading Raise Money for Literacy

Hot Dudes Reading is one of our favorite Instagram accounts, and on its own, it provides a huge service for the community. That is, of course, putting attractive men who like to expand their minds all in one place. But now, Banana Republic is teaming with the social media account to take its charitable influence to the next level. 

#HotDudesReadingForACause is a social media-driven campaign with the goal of raising $50,000 for First Book, an organization that provides books for needy children. Banana Republic is posting its own pictures of reading hotties (clad in pieces from the spring collection, naturally), encouraging followers to donate to the organization. 

Banana Republic’s posts follow a formula similar to the original Hot Dudes Reading account. All of the retailer’s studious hunks are pictured taking public transportation in New York City, and the captions boast the same wit and cheeky flair of the OG account, which lent a hand with the copy.

Check out some of Banana Republic’s eye candy and donate to First Book.

[h/t PSFK]

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