Our forums frequently praise photographer Steven Meisel for his brilliant, jaw-droppingly gorgeous fashion images. So it should come as no surprise that we’re head over heels for Meisel’s new campaign for Ralph Lauren. Amazingly, this marks the legend’s debut for the iconic American label and he does not disappoint. A cast consisting of Vittoria Ceretti, Margaret Qualley, Stella Tennant, Jacquetta Wheeler, Frederikke Sofie, Fei Fei Sun, Lady Jean Campbell, Alicia Burke, Lulu and Cameron Russell celebrate some of Lauren’s most iconic pieces in a series of stunning black-and-white images.
Every one of our forum members fell in love. “Holy f***!! I’ve been wanting Steven to photograph for Ralph Lauren for years now! This looks lovely, so classy!” praised an elated anlabe32 the moment the images surfaced.
Disclaimer: If you’re having your weekly “It’s already Thursday?! Holy crap, where has the time gone?” meltdown, read no further. Yesterday, Time released its list of the 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016. The list ranges from political activists (Joshua Wong, Malala Yousafza) to fashion and beauty insiders (Amandla Stenberg, James Charles, Barbie Ferreira, Kylie Jenner). Each of these acclaimed adolescents have risen to the top of their various fields, impacted the globe through their social media networks and sparked headlines. (It’s nothin’.)
We couldn’t help but notice that many of the fashionable teens who made the list are vocal advocates for diversity. In the past year, Kylie Jenner has cemented her status as makeup mogul, expanding her eternally sold-out Lip Kit line and launching not one, but two KyShadow palettes. Jenner has put out-there makeup back on the map and championed a new, inclusive definition of nude. (She also starred in Alexander Wang’s latest campaign and covered beauty bible Allure and streetwear scripture Complex, to name just a few.)
Barbie, along with hosting “Body Parties” for Teen Vogue, has spent 2016 modeling for progressive brands like Missguided, Aerie and Rachel Antonoff. She’s positioned herself at the forefront of the body positivity movement, consistently calling for more representation in fashion via her social media accounts, fashion features and grassroots campaigns like the All Woman Project. Her inclusion on the list represents a serious #win for, well, inclusion. (more…)
For obvious reasons, It girls Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are having a banner year when it comes to magazine covers. So it should come as no surprise to see the duo’s newest covers of W Magazine. Not just any old edition of the title, W‘s issue for November marks its 10th anniversary annual art offering, which captures Gigi and Kendall like never before. In collaboration with artists Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin, the girls morph into humanoid creatures of another dimension. Still with us? OK.
As expected, members of our forums had strong opinions about the concept. “Good God,” laughed Benn98 in a state of utter shock, “This is bad on so many levels!! I admire their gusto for going with this, but I’m not a fan, I’m afraid. With a gun next to my head, I’d take Kendall’s cover purely because of the calming motifs and colors.”
50 percent of proceeds from the sale of this $25 shirt will go to Planned Parenthood; Image: Google Ghost
Donald Trump is the inspiration behind the above tee, currently retailing for $25 at Google Ghost. Fifty percent of all proceeds from sales of the shirt will go to benefit Planned Parenthood. How is it that Trump would help create anything that benefits an organization dedicated to promoting women’s reproductive health, you ask? Allow us to present the following clip of last night’s final 2016 Presidential Debate:
For those who don’t have the desire to hear Trump’s voice this early in the day, this particular exchange between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went as follows:
Hillary Clinton: My social security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald’s, assuming he can’t figure out how to get out of it. But what we want to do is to replenish the social security trust fund —
Donald Trump: Such a nasty woman.
Hillary Clinton: — by making sure that we have sufficient resources…(more…)
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In her designs, the ready-to-wear artist formerly known as Posh Spice follows the mantra of the musical group that brought her to fame (You know the one: “Girl power!”). Victoria Beckham’s pieces are cut to flatter and comfort. They’re chic yet wearable, alluring yet understated (hello, comfy flats and velvet separates). That said, they are damn expensive, which is why, when Becks revealed she’d be the latest designer to collaborate with Target on a limited-edition collection, we fell to our knees thanking the fashion gods.
“The timing just felt right,” Beckham told Business of Fashion. “I’ve made no secret of the fact that I wanted to put a collection out there for people who either can’t afford designer prices or don’t want to pay designer prices.”
The collection will hit Target’s racks and website, as well as Victoria Beckham’s online boutique (so as not to exclude international fans), beginning April 9. It’ll be available in stores until April 30 or until supplies run out. The retail giant’s designer collaborations usually have a shelf life of about a day (tops), so plan accordingly.
Inspired by silhouettes from the designer’s Victoria, Victoria Beckham line, the range includes over 200 pieces priced between — wait for it — $6 and $70. The majority of the apparel and accessories will ring in below $40. “It’s quite girly, fun, happy,” Victoria told BoF. “I’ve always said [the VVB collection] is the other side to my personality, it’s the other half of my suitcase. The fun side of me.” Expect rompers, easy-to-wear dresses and flirty tops in a spring-apropos palette: soft pastels, bright pops of color and feminine prints. Beyond that, your guess as to what the “fun” side of Victoria looks like is as good as ours. (We imagine it sounds like this.) (more…)
Last week, Australian model Anthea Page took to social media to reveal she had contracted golden staph from a makeup brush while on set during Sydney Fashion Week. What started off as a vent to her 90,000 followers soon grabbed the attention of the international community as Page was forcing a conversation spoken usually in hushed whispers – if at all – makeup hygiene.
Page spoke to theFashionSpot about her recovery back to health, and how to ensure the problem never happens again.