Much to our pleasant surprise, the highlight of the Rio Olympics’ Opening Ceremony wasn’t the Stella McCartney-outfitted Brits, the Cameroon team’s stunning dashikis or Gisele’s shimmery strut across Maracana Stadium (although all were sights to behold). Nope, the most inspiring moment of the evening came when Brazilian transgender model Lea T pedaled into the arena, guiding her home team during the Parade of Nations.
The former Givenchy campaign star (bestie Riccardi Tisci cast her in his 2010 campaign, inspiring Lea, née Leandra Medeiros Cerezo, to change her professional surname T as in Tisci) is the first transgender individual to feature prominently in the opening ceremonies. Garbed in a flag-themed frock and white sneakers, the Redken muse rode her flag-ornamented bike with pride. (more…)
After a knockout July cover starring Vittoria Ceretti, we expected that Vogue Italia and Steven Meisel would bring their A-game for the next collaboration. Unfortunately, this month’s sports-inspired cover featuring a statuesque Lara Stone has failed to impress our forum members. Photographed wearing a black floor-length Philipp Plein dress, Lara poses à la Angelina Jolie while holding a bench above her head — a concept that leaves us scratching our heads.
“Nobody’s best moment,” commented tigerrogue straight away, about to set the tone for commentary to come.
“Usually I like her a lot but not in this picture,” sighed June. (more…)
Image: Pat McGrath
If you were one of the avid fans who helped makeup legend Pat McGrath’s Skin Fetish 003 kit sell out in under an hour, best set an alarm for noon Eastern Standard Time on August 30. That’s when the glitter-obsessed glam pro is launching her latest offering, Lust 004, on patmgrath.com. A series of three lip kits, each containing two matte lipsticks, a clear, translucent lip gloss, one pot of ultrafine glitter and another holding McGrath’s signature gold pigment, Lust 004 comes from McGrath’s “land of extremes.”
Already surreptitiously modeled by Bella Hadid at the Atelier Versace Fall Couture runway show and Rihanna on her September 2016 W covers, the pout-highlighting sets — available in Version Flesh (nude), Version Vermillion Venom (red) or Version Bloodwine (purple and deep red) — are sure to be the next big thing in lip wear. (more…)
It can’t be September without a cover appearance from fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker. Therefore, you can imagine our delight when the actress-turned-shoe designer turned up on the September cover of Marie Claire. For the past two months, the American title has failed to impress our forums with appearances from Amy Schumer and Blake Lively, but SJP brings the goods in Gucci with a fashion-forward shoot from photographer Michelangelo Di Battista.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF MARIE CLAIRE
Members of our forums were thrilled with the outcome. “OK, now I’m happy!! Yes, I’m aging myself but I always love to see SJP on a magazine cover!!” applauded Handbag Queen.
“It’s always a pleasure to see SJP, I think she looks lovely here. At least she’s not ruined by Photoshop,” enthused an equally as impressed Srdjan. (more…)
Cara Delevingne is most definitely the girl of the moment, covering Love Magazine, Esquire and UK Vogue this month. Now, as reported on our forums last week, the Suicide Sqaud actress turns up on ELLE‘s all-important September issue for 2016. The publication continues to churn out well-received covers and cover subjects our forums actually want to see. Shot by ELLE regular Terry Tsilois, Cara gives us some 80s fabulousness wearing Heidi Slimane’s final Saint Laurent collection (for which Cara was the face).
IMAGE: COURTESY OF ELLE
ELLE managed to knock it out the park once again. “Woah, this is surprisingly good! Love the OTT glamour for ELLE, and Cara is on a roll. Raking in more press than Margot [Robbie], by the looks of it. It should’ve been cropped a tad more, but I’ll take this,” Benn98 approved the second the cover came to light.
“She’s amaaaaaaazing. That color suits her perfectly. She can always pull off sultry,” said Elite13. (more…)
Self-described “geriatric starlet” Iris Apfel is always on top of (or, more often, ahead of) the trends, even when she’s not quite sure what the trends are. Case in point: Once the subject of a 2005 exhibition entitled Rara Avis (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and, more recently, that of an Albert Maysles-directed documentary, the fashion icon is now the star of her own emoji keyboard.
Yes, much like fans of Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose, Iris Apfel devotees can now augment their written conversations with cartoon versions, quotes and defining symbols of their beloved pop culture icon. The keyboard, designed in collaboration with Snaps, a mobile message marketing platform that has also worked with brands like Dove and Starbucks, is at its heart a tool to promote the launch of Apfel’s upcoming 60s-inspired line for Macy’s I.N.C. (more…)