It was only a matter of time before the changes began rolling out at W Magazine. When the newly appointed editor in chief, Stefano Tonchi, was announced, and made comments about changing the very essence of the publication, more changes on the masthead were bound to happen.
WWD announced that Dennis Freedman, W’s creative director for nearly twenty years, would be leaving the magazine.
It’s clear that his wife Michelle has the makings of a fashion icon, but who would have thought that Barack himself would be Rwanda’s not-so-resident fashionisto. Well, move aside Justin Timberlake, William Rast may be losing sales to Obama Jeanswear, spotted earlier by a travel writer on location in Rwanda.
Every year, Paper magazine releases their list of Beautiful People. Last year’s list consisted of names like Whitney Port, Kristen Wiig, DJ Cassidy, and Cushnie et Ochs, among others. The list is always diverse. Some on the list are superstars, others rising stars, and others, for lack of a nicer term, are no-names. Regardless of their social status, they’re all gorgeous and interesting and totally Paper.
After seeing Cindy Crawford’s to-die-for spread in UK Harper’s Bazaar, it occurred to us that supermodels never seemed to age. Naturally, we put our intrepid interns on the job and discovered, well, it’s a fact: they’ve either got the genes, the money, or the most incredible plastic surgeons in the world because these ladies are starting to look younger and younger every day.
The always chic auction house Christie’s has teamed up with NBC Universal and some of the most important people in the fashion industry to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day for “A Bid To Save The Earth,” a green auction scheduled for April 22nd.
Fur has infiltrated the collections of almost every major designer this Pre Fall and Fall 2010 season; whether you choose to dress in Chanel, Dior, Carolina or Yves, you have the potential to look like a full blown bear; an haut de gamme designer bear, that is.
The name Versace, by it’s very nature, personifies over the top glamour. Gold, ornate, patterned, hectic, luxurious; the brand never has a dull moment. And of course, neither does Donatella.
According to the New York Post, Donatella spend nearly $5,000 on sunglasses at Artsee Eyewear in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.
Fashion has a ridiculously short memory. Take J. Crew, for example. Now, we’re pretty sure it wasn’t too long ago that the mass market retailer was more or less indistinguishable from The Gap, what with its prep-friendly range of high-rise khakis, $40 cable knit sweaters, and the occasional peacoat. But thanks to the entree of C.E.O-cum-magician Mickey Drexler and creative director Jenna Lyons, there is a definite chic in the chain. And now comes the news that the all-American chain has opened itself up to the U.K. market via Net-A-Porter.
No one does unconventional beauty better that Tilda Swinton. At 50, the Scottish-born actress, sometime model, muse and fashion rogue is the poster girl for elegant androgyny — complete with that oh-so-milky skin and towering frame. So we couldn’t help but swoon over the looker’s recent double cover for the May 2010 issue of London’s Dazed & Confused mag.
Could it be true? Could a Lady Gaga capsule collection for Alexander McQueen really be in the works?
Though they don’t cite any sources, Fashionising.com reports that the Alexander McQueen label is collaborating with America’s favorite Fame Monster on a collection for Spring 2011.
We adore when modern day actresses and models play dress-up and channel style icons of yesteryears. Earlier this week, we were to treated to Daria Werbowy’s spread in V Magazine, inspired by the late actress and style maven Maria Felix. It seems only fitting for actress Carey Mulligan to channel mod model Twiggy for a spread in Wonderland.
We’ve got to believe it’s not easy being Angie Jolie. Of course, you get to roll over and look at Brad Pitt every morning, but who has time for that when there’s all of humanity to save?
We’re not just talking ridiculously adorable orphans here. It seems Ms. Jolie is also a friend to animals, so one would think the sainted starlet wouldn’t be caught dead toting, say, the brand new Akiris bag. You know, the one that costs $5000 and is made entirely out of ecru horse hair.
Jennifer Aniston has spent the last two weeks on a whirlwind press tour for her new movie, “The Bounty Hunter” starring Gerard Butler as her love interest. But as much as we love rom-coms, the real star of the red carpet has been Aniston’s sartorial choices. From New York to Berlin, Paris to Madrid, Aniston made some interesting (and controversial!) decisions
We have a major crush on model Abbey Lee Kershaw, which is why we couldn’t help but post some of these gorgeous pictures, shot for Korean Vogue’s April 2010 issue.
Don’t get us wrong: we love fashion for fashion’s sake. But all better when there’s actually a good reason (besides our glossy obsession, of course) for those gorgeous ads, right? Consider Claudia Shiffer, Sienna Miller and Kylie Minogue’s recent stunner of a shoot for the UK’s Fashion Target’s Breast Cancer campaign.
You know times have changed when women are openly exposing their fakeness. We’re talking about the pre-packaged, deliciously decadent, beauty business fare. There was once a time when you would never admit to breast enhancements, four thousand dollar extensions and Hollywood spray tans that made you look as though you’d just gotten back from a stint on South Beach.
We buy our new kicks with excitement, building outfits in our heads, dreading the thought of an unfortunate encounter with uneven concrete, a scuff, or fashion gods forbid, a stain. With that, it makes sense that we would have our handy standbys to get us places quickly, comfortably, and without causing great loads of concern. However, is there an alternative? This past season, a relatively controversial shoe stomped, sashayed, and swirled down the runway: the kitten heel.
Via Racked National comes this adorable attempt at a viral video, featuring 55 hip-hop dancing children decked out in the latest from H&M’s new kids line.
Why stop after one? For the second season in a row, Georgia May Jagger, daughter of Rolling Stone Mick and fashion icon Jerry Hall, will be the face of Hudson Jeans.
We’ve got to believe it hasn’t been easy growing up with the Material Girl as a mom: the semi-embarassing girl-on-girl make out sessions, occasional African custody battles — not to mention the relentless entourage of paparazzi. But somehow Lourdes Leon seems to have turned out pretty normal and, we might add, stylish beyond her years. So the opportunity to work on a Junior’s line for Macy’s seems like an almost natural next step.