The 90s kid inside us just screamed a little. Sarah Michelle Gellar, more fondly known as Buffy the Vampire Slayer or the evil, borderline-incestuous Kathryn in Cruel Intentions, is in Australia on official business for Specsavers.
She’s a judge and ambassador of the brand’s 2014 Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition, to help inspire confidence in those who wear glasses. She hit up the Specsavers fashion show at Sydney’s Pier One Hotel last night, alongside Pip Edwards and Alex Perry, and also encouraged Samantha Armytage to try a pair of specs on Sunrise this morning. (more…)
Last night we were treated to the second episode of Fashion Bloggers, where the highly dramatic, fashion-filled lives of bloggers-of-the-moment Sara Donaldson, Margaret Zhang, Zanita Whittington, Kate Waterhouse and Amanda Shadforth were presented to us in another teeth-gritting, forehead-smacking, utterly unmissable 30 minutes of self-indulgence. For round two, the ladies gave us cutie-patootie dog selfies, shoe-designing collaborations, magical flat lays and much, much gushing and crushing amongst themselves over their own dream lives.
Fortunately, this week Sara managed to get through an entire half-hour without flustering over her main man, Dion Lee. Instead, she shifted her achy-breaky heart over to Anthony Bianco for a designer collaboration with his Aussie shoe brand, Tony Bianco. (more…)
Iggy Azalea is putting those good looks (and Whilhelmina contract) to use this season as the face of Forever 21’s holiday campaign. For the ads, the rapper is joined by her beau, Los Angeles Lakers player Nick Young, who, according to People, was very comfortable in front of the camera.
Azalea seems to be the focus of the ads, clad in a series of festive looks: black-and-white suiting separates, a leather look pencil skirt with champagne-colored bomber jacket and a sparkly green minidress – perfect for holiday parties. Young looks quite fetching in a few holiday-ready suits, our favorite being the green plaid pant, white jacket, shirt and black tie combo.
It seems that Azalea is riding the “Fancy” train of the summer all the way through to the end of the year. Are you riding?
We can all agree that the fashion industry puts out some wildly unrealistic representations of women. But it’s another thing to actually hear one of the world’s most famous models admit that the images out there aren’t attainable in any way.
GiseleBündchen, Forbesmagazine’s highest-paid model, sat down with The Sunday Timesto promote her new campaign: Chanel No. 5’s Baz Luhrmann-directed commercial. The spot, complete with a Chanel surfboard and smoking-hot male lead, is the definition of aspiration — the character Gisele plays is troubled because she has it all. It is this kind of woman that the supermodel admits is making women feel inadequate. “Sometimes I feel like adverts like this can make women feel so distant,” she told the paper. “They are so glamorous and so unattainable and so aspirational that you really can’t touch them, in a way. They are kind of a dream.”
We’re guessing Gisele is fully aware that she does play a part in creating these untouchable images. But she defends the Chanel No. 5 ad for at least making her character a bit flawed, and therefore more relatable. “Of course she’s glamorous—she is powerful and successful—but she is also struggling,” Gisele said. “She’s a mother, a wife, and a professional. She’s juggling all of that, and you know that’s not easy.”
Certainly not, but we’re sure being able to pay for a nanny while you surf on your private beach makes it that much easier.
Toni Garrn may be seen on the arm of Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio lately, but it appears the model cannot catch a break when it comes to delivering good fashion shoots. Toni sat before the lens of Michelangelo di Battista for the cover of Spanish Harper’s Bazaar, but our feisty forum members aren’t having any of it. The 22-year-old German beauty sports wet hair and a Lanvin dress, while perched on the studio floor for the 60s-inspired cover story.
IMAGE: MODELS.COM VIA TFS FORUMS
The thread is rife with strong opinions from forum members. “This looks so bad! The pose, the hair, the background, the clothes, the shoes: I hate everything,” ranted Oxymore.
“This is really really bad! I have a lot of goodwill toward Vogue España so I won’t judge them too harshly but this one is pretty terrible,” shared A.D.C.
Bertrando3 even went so far as to say that the cover was “Bad on every level indeed…”
Also posting their disapproval was kokobombon, who commented, “This is so depressing imo… her expression and the blue hue is bringing me down.”
“This is terrible! It all looks so washed-up. Nothing is working here, the outfit, styling, Toni and the setting,” posted an underwhelmed Benn98.
MyNameIs was another member who wasn’t impressed: “OMG, this is horrid. One of the worst covers I’ve ever seen.”
“In the preview I genuinely thought it was a pastel drawing of Toni. She looks unreal, and not in a good way,” disapproved Cosmic Voices.
Harper’s Bazaar Spain certainly received a bashing this month, but are you a fan? Check out Toni’s cover story and join the discussion inside the thread here.