Our forums are never afraid to declare their love for Prada campaigns with the Pre-Fall 2016 campaign having just been declared a huge success. But now as we eagerly await the release of the fashion house’s mainline Fall 2016 advertisements, Prada has unveiled the brand new menswear campaign, catching us a little off guard. Replacing the likes of Billy Howle, Logan Lerman and Matthew Beard is Brit actor Eddie Redmayne, who is unveiled as the Italian brand’s new face for the fall season. Photographed by Craig McDean, the Oscar-winning actor just doesn’t seem to be the right fit.
Members of our forums weren’t afraid to call Prada out on this casting mishap. “Looks good but Eddie’s face is so Burberry to me,” reflected testinofan the moment the campaign dropped, recalling the actor’s ad campaigns for Burberry.
“Yeah he doesn’t fit the brand IMO, I see Burberry too. I hate that they use celebs,” added a frustrated SpeakThatJDunn. (more…)
The video documents one crazy weekend in Ashley’s life, taking us along for the ride as she journeys to Las Vegas to host the Miss USA Pageant. We’re right with her in the car on the way to catch her flight as she practices her lines while in the makeup chair and applies her own mascara (because that’s what supermodels do). While that might be more than enough to occupy a weekend for us laypeople, she was far from through. Once a queen was crowned, Ashley flew back to New York City to prep for fashion’s big night, the CFDA Fashion Awards. With her trademark humor still intact, we’re treated to a bit of twerking during a fitting plus her and Michael Kors bonding over Spanx. Looking pretty well-rested and not like a girl who just flew cross-country, Ashley dazzled at the ceremony in a black Michael Kors Collection halter gown accented by plenty of glitzy diamond jewelry (lifting her blinged-out hands is her secret workout routine).
For more behind-the-scenes action, watch Ashley’s amazing 36-hour journey in the video above.
Nowadays many owe their careers to the prevalence of social media. From the community managers who tweet from corporate accounts to the influencers who meticulously curate their own pages to models like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, there’s no question that amassing a following gets you paid. In the case of Kendall and Gigi, that pay amounts to “between $125,000 and $300,000 for a single post across their portfolio,” says Frank Spadafora, CEO of D’Marie Archive, an app that ranks how profitable fashion notables are.
Models with vast social media followings can now make more money on a single post than they do in a day’s worth of shooting. This fact has not escaped the notice of the earlier generation of models, who don’t seem too pleased with sharing the title of “supermodel” with the likes of Kendall, Gigi and Cara. “We [90s supermodels] had to earn our stripes and take our stepping stones to get to where we’ve gotten, and to accomplish what we have achieved… Then it just comes like that for them — but I sometimes believe easy come, easy go,” Naomi Campbell told the audience of The Meredith Viera Show. (more…)
Gigi Hadid is most certainly on the road to campaign success this season. She’s already fronting Versace alongside Karlie Kloss and her campaign for Stuart Weitzman launched earlier this week. Now comes Gigi’s brand new campaign for MaxMara, making a triumphant return after she channeled Marilyn Monroe in the Fall 2015 ads. Gigi once again posed for legendary photographer Steven Meisel (who is quite fond of the American beauty), taking part in a classic studio sitting sporting air-drying hair and a gorgeous nude makeup look.
Yet the campaign seemed to leave our forum members divided. “Seriously?? How can a model like this rule the fashion world? She’s not sexy nor sensual, just plain awful!” cried a deeply unimpressed congacon the moment the campaign leaked.
“Not even Steven Meisel can make this girl look like a model. She really has no place in the modeling industry. Thankfully this is only accessories (too bad they ditched Amy Adams) so hopefully the mainline campaign is better, WITHOUT Gigi and WITH Meisel please,” added a less than impressed anlabe32. (more…)
Victoria Beckham most definitely likes to sit for the odd Vogue cover or two…or three…or sixteen. She most recently made an appearance on Vogue China (which received dismal reviews on our forums) and now Victoria poses exclusively for the cover of Vogue Korea. Noted for being a magazine that serves up unconventional and creative covers each month, the title’s take on Mrs. Beckham has certainly paid off. Captured by Hyea W. Kang, the Brit fashion designer photographed wonderfully, posing for an effortlessly stunning profile shot, which has certainly caught the attention of our forum members.
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“Stunning portrait! For once her bone structure works well for this type of profile, and the sheer masthead adds a nice touch,” complimented Benn98 straight away, about to set the tone for comments to come.
“What a stunning, stunning portrait! My goodness, she’s gorgeous. And the layout is finally clean! This is a perfect cover. One of the best they’ve produced so far,” announced a more than content MON. (more…)
Aussie pop duo The Veronicas have dealt with criticism regarding their weight for the bulk of their music career and after uploading a new professional pic to Facebook this week, the negative comments started streaming in thick and fast.
Many of them were shaming the sisters for being underweight and one, in particular, begged them to eat a cheeseburger, with the commenter even offering to pay for their food. The Veronicas swiftly responded, posting a thorough and very specific shopping list that would cover just one day’s worth of shopping and eating for the pair.