- Hannah Bronfman relaunches her Beautified app. [Vanity Fair]
- Bee Shaffer paid a visit to Ryan Raftery‘s Anna Wintour musical. She was reportedly in stitches throughout the show. [Page Six]
- For a minute there, people thought Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss were living together as a couple. [Gawker]
- Michael Cera attempts a Beyoncé and drops a surprise album. [EW]
- Kendall Jenner denies throwing money into that waitress’ face. [Page Six]
- A behind-the-scenes look at Cara Delevingne‘s UK Vogue shoot. [Vogue UK]
- Watch “clumsy chef” Lily Aldridge cook in her underwear for Victoria’s Secret…and ruin three dresses in the process. [Victoria's Secret]
- Free People would like to sell you some sticks the retailer found for $28 a bundle. Seriously. [Racked]
- Peep the entire Rag & Bone campaign, starring Winona Ryder and Michael Pitt. [Rag & Bone Facebook]
- Gwyneth Paltrow allegedly has a new boo. [Us]
Kristen Stewart may still be massively popular all over the world, but she’s usually not our forum members’ favorite cover star. For the German edition of Interview, Kristen was photographed together with her Clouds of Sils Maria co-star, Juliette Binoche. In the movie, the two actresses are in a relationship. Therefore, it is no surprise the magazine opted to go for a similar concept for the cover shot of its September issue.
Reactions on our forums were mostly positive. One of the first to comment on the cover was catherine88. “Oh man! I like that cover with Kristen and Juliette. It’s kind of sexy,” she noted.
LastNight applauded the decision to have Kristen pose with her eyes closed. “I have always thought Kristen Stewart to be a very beautiful woman, however in almost every photoshoot she looks dead in the eyes. I think they’ve found a solution here and I say from now on she has her eyes down/closed in all future shoots because it’s really working for her. In all sincerity though, it is a beautiful cover and I really enjoy the other two as well,” he wrote.
“Juliette & Kristen’s cover does look good, but I prefer Sam Rollinson‘s. I mean, look at [those] shoulders!” remarked Benn98, referring to one of the two alternative model covers (check out the previews here).
It looks like the magazine is presenting a solid effort for its September issue. The cover with Kristen and Juliette is simple, but also sensual and interesting. The model covers with Sam and Lindsey Wixson are dynamic and striking. If the covers are that great, the content is sure to be exciting, too. Not bad, Interview Germany!
Rag & Bone is hotly promoting its Fall 2014 collection, but instead of a traditional lookbook, designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright have released a series of videos to give folks an interactive look at the latest collection. The latest is an almost 13-minute documentary, chronicling the making of the collection from production all the way up to the big show.
Directed by Vern Moen, the short provides a behind-the-scenes look at everything from production to the runway. Cameras take you into the Rag & Bone workroom, with the label’s design team fiddling with patterns, removing pockets from jackets and adding all the finishing touches to the range, which includes meticulously adding paint splatters (by hand) to jeans.
As with putting together any collection, there are a few hiccups and delays. At one point, Wainwright laments about some embroidered pieces that took more time than expected at the embroider’s, simply because so many designers were doing embroidery this season and the few locations in town were booked up with requests.
The hectic nature of backstage is also perfectly chronicled here. Amid what seems like a million cameras and microphones, models get primped while sipping beer backstage. Georgia May Jagger, one of the many high-profile models walking in the show, quips that she would miss her turn on the runway standing in line waiting for some beer. We can relate.
Peep the entire documentary below. (more…)
It seems like Gareth Pugh isn’t the only designer looking to shake up New York Fashion Week. By now, we all know that NYC’s biannual fashion affair is more business-focused than creatively groundbreaking or experimental. The designer announced just two weeks ago plans to stage an epic runway show that’s expected to have live dancers. But his show won’t be the lone big production this NYFW. Opening Ceremony is getting in on the action, announcing plans to turn its show into an original one-act play.
Creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have tapped Spike Jonze to direct the play, which will be cast with models and actors. Jonah Hill of 22 Jump Street fame is lending his talents to co-write the play, though he will (sadly) not be performing.
We can only speculate as to what the play is actually going to be about. A drama about a hipster quarter-life crisis? A thriller about a fashionable zombie apocalypse? Or perhaps, since Jonah’s on board, the play will be a comedy. We hope so — if there’s anything a roomful of tired, cranky fashion editors need during fashion week, it’s a good laugh.
We’re not sure where Cheyenne Tozzi and Lindy Klim are right now, but we’re guessing it’s somewhere far, far away from Australia’s current wintry weather. The pair have just been snapped lounging around in a classy, crystal-clear pool wearing dreamy one-piece swimsuits from the new label Onepeace. (more…)
Even when she’s out about town for Kiehl’s LifeRide 5th Anniversary, Robyn Lawley still takes the chance to sport her much-loved swimwear. At the event, a fundraiser for amfAR in Manhattan, the Aussie “plus-size” model donned a sheer white wrap dress, which was revealing enough to show off a bikini top from her Robyn Lawley Swimwear range.
“I love an all white look! Wearing my #robynlawleyswimwear underneath this sheer baby!” the Wilhelmina model wrote to her Instagram. The plunging neckline allowed the model to showcase her enviable bust, plus the front slit of the dress made room for Robyn’s toned pins to play.
Her tousled locks and minimal makeup complemented the natural and effortless getup, reminding us why we love this girl and her natural beauty so much. The outfit wasn’t completely casual, though, with Robyn dressing up the look by wearing a crisp white blazer, a camel bag and dark tan pointed-toe pumps.