Over the past week, V Magazine has been teasing us with previews and tidbits from its upcoming issue and now the wait is over as the magazine unveils its Fall Preview 2015 issue, featuring Gigi Hadid and her sister Bella as smoldering cover girls. Captured by Steven Klein, the siblings vamp it up wearing furs, lingerie and skyscraper heels as they battle it out while posing in front of a flashy automobile. Impressed?
Our forum members weren’t exactly jumping for joy. “Can’t even recognize Gigi on the cover. What an odd shot to be on the cover,” exclaimed jeffandtheworld the moment the cover surfaced.
“That makeup is so harsh. What even? They look like drag queens and Bella’s bulge does not help the situation at all. And Gigi’s hair/wig looks tired,” assessed an uninspired MON.
Wolkfolk was quick to show his disapproval, too, writing, “I feel a bit uncomfortable looking at these shots. I feel like they are and look too young for the whole hooker-chic look.”
Also underwhelmed was KissMiss: “Gosh, Steven used to be a good photographer… his recent work looks very tacky…”
“I don’t mind the idea of it but I don’t think it works well as a cover shot. The composition is kind of awkward,” posted MyNameIs, as we just started coming around to the idea.
“I actually love this!” enthused Oxymore, sharing an entirely different opinion on the thread.
Benn98 agreed and replied, “Me too, it’s tawdry and messy, but most of all, it’s models! Gigi looks unrecognizable with the aggressive makeup and Bella’s crotch looks a bit suspect on the cover, but this is quite a surprise.”
See even more of Gigi and Bella inside our thread here.
Any woman can tell you that though high heels make our legs look fantastic, they are no picnic on our feet. Whether you’re wearing a single-soled pump or you have a little more help with a platform heel, if you stand or walk around in heels long enough, they’re gonna hurt. BroBible‘s Brandon Cohen has heard women gripe about having to wear heels a lot and wanted to see what all the whining was about, mostly “to prove that girls are huge complainers.” He decided to film himself wearing 3-inch heels for a whole day and the results were what any woman would expect.
As Brandon leaves his apartment and walks to his elevator, the pain kicks in. “I’m already in so much pain, it’s astounding,” he said. Oh, Brandon, but your day has barely started! Cameras follow Brandon as he teeters to his car, through the office and through shopping malls where gawking bystanders take pictures of him and snicker at the sight of a man in high heels. Walking down the stairs proves to be a particular challenge for Brandon, as does just about everything, including existing in public without the constant fear of being judged. Hmm, sounds strangely familiar.
All in all, Brandon learns that women aren’t simply whiners. Heels suck, but we do give him props for wearing them for over 10 hours, which is something even we wouldn’t imagine doing without bringing along an extra pair of flats.
Watch Brandon’s day in high heels in the video above.
We’re forever appreciative of magazines that create original and visually-stimulating content time after time. WSJhas cemented itself as an innovator, its covers and features being a regular topic of discussion on our forums. The magazine’s July/August cover star Emma Stone practically gets a make-under on location in Malibu as she snuggles up outdoors with a turtleneck sweater and a blanket before Angelo Pennetta‘s lens, styled by Francesca Burns.
As usual, forum members couldn’t wait to see what WSJ had for us this time around. “I feel like making the mistake of watching Aloha just accelerated the process of finding her one of the most obnoxious actresses right now. Nice haircut and kudos to her colorist, but that’s about it,” shared an underwhelmed MulletProof.
“This magazine resorts to 2 types of styling: earthy hippie/strong California vibe and minimal/throw on a cozy sweater. It’s getting tiresome,” expressed HeatherAnne.
Benn98 replied, “Especially when you add Angelo Pennetta to the mix. The cover looks like The Times Travel magazine, and I like it for that reason. Nothing else interests me.”
Mixed feelings seemed to be the overall theme in the thread. “The cover is very pretty, but the editorial looks like a story from Teen Vogue,” compared burbuja8910 the moment Emma’s cover story surfaced.
Rihanna fans eagerly waiting for the singer to drop her next album will have to excuse the singer’s lateness. She’s got a lot on her plate. Between serving as creative director for Puma, doing voice-overs for animated movies and twirling around the gardens of Versailles, Rih has also been planning her next takeover in the fashion world.
According to Grazia, Riri has been working on an accessories line, $CHOOLKIlls. Rihanna has already filed a patent for the label, which will offer “everything from tote bags to purses, and later on, fashion,” a source said. “She still loves the music, and it’s what launched her, but this is her focus right now.”
We have no doubt that Rihanna will help build a dope collection. She has the personal style every girl wants, but not every girl can pull off. While her name is enough to move product, the challenge will be translating her one-of-a-kind style in a way regular girls who might not have her physique or fearlessness can identify with. In the meantime, we will be waiting expectantly to see what the badgal comes up with.
It was announced earlier this year that Matthew Williamson was moving away from wholesaling his collections and instead focusing on selling solely online, so the latest news that the designer is teaming up with Lyst seems like the perfect move. The collaboration between the luxury label and the online marketplace sees Williamson offering an 11-piece capsule edit of his Pre-Fall 2015 designs exclusively on Lyst.
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For those unfamiliar with Lyst, it allows customers to purchase from around 11,000 of its partner designers directly from its site. Notable past collaborations include selling a capsule collection of Mary Katrantzou’s Resort 2014 collection exclusively to the U.S.
Williamson’s range is inspired by his favourite travels to Morocco over the years in hand with 70s muses, such as Talitha Getty and Loulou de la Falaise. Expect plenty of intricate embroidery and flowing tassels accentuating a palette of rich, desert hues.
Available starting Monday, prices vary between $270 for a necklace up to $6,500 for a cocktail dress. It’s the perfect collection for those looking to splash out on a few investment pieces to see them through their summer vacations.