We cover a fair amount of pro-lady news on this here site, but we love the idea of a site dedicated to nothing but good news for the fairer sex — which is exactly why we’re excited about our boss Dan Abrams‘ new website: Man Down News.
Lagardere, the French company that used to own Elle magazine and all of its international editions, has officially sold those magazines to the Hearst Corporation. The $885.6 million transaction makes Hearst the second-largest publisher of magazines in the United States, right behind Time Inc. and just ahead of Conde Nast.
“Snow is the new black,” declared awards moderator and Conde Nast editorial director Jamie Pallot. “Fashion is the new show business, and the Rising Star Awards are the new Golden Globes. But,” Pallot was quick to add, “I am not the new Ricky Gervais.” Nor, for that matter, were there any nomination equivalents of The Tourist. All of the 40 or so nominees who braved the snow to attend the fashion “globes” at Cipriani’s on 42nd Street last Thursday have made an impressive impact in their respective fields within a short period of time (under five years).
In today’s StyleDish, we’re introducing a new beauty site called Beauty High, finding out more about the woman who’s the de facto expert on everything going on in Egypt, and figuring out what Janis Joplin had in her handbag.
Happy Monday Afternoon! To celebrate, please take one minute and nineteen seconds to enjoy this video of Heidi Klum, Elmo, and a boot talking about compliments on Sesame Street. We promise it will brighten your day.
So this is Naomi Campbell, naked like a newborn child, with half of her body hidden underwater, on the March cover of British GQ.
Someday, we hope future celebrity obsessed people will look back at this slideshow and think, “So that’s what these ultra-mega-superstar actors looked like when they were 5-and-a-half.” We kid of course — none of these little people are 5-and-a-half. But it’s remarkable to us that these young youngsters managed to look so at home in the very grown-up clothes they wore to the Screen Actors Guild Awards last night. Now that doesn’t mean all of them looked mind bogglingly perfect (and that’s a good thing), but it does mean that there’s a bright future in fashion ahead for these four.
We adored the first version of Lea T‘s LOVE cover — the one where she was kissing Kate Moss. The gender play was a perfect fit for the mag’s androgyny issue, and the photo was stunning. Now it looks like Lea was also given a solo cover (à la Justin Bieber). Not surprisingly, she looks great.
A few months ago we came across some super cute Thursday Friday totes that were printed with cheeky trompe l’oeil Birkins. We thought they were clever and winking and oh-so-affordable at $35 a pop. Hermès was none too pleased about the oft-backordered bags, and decided to sue Thursday Friday for copying their famed design.
As much as we love Black Swan, the special effects, and parodies of it done by both adults and children, we’ve managed to stay relatively mum regarding the controversy over whether or not Rodarte would be given appropriate credit when it came to awards season — mainly because it all seemed like a moot point anyway. (More on that in a second.) But now the film’s official costume designer Amy Westcott has spoken up and suffice it to say, she is not happy.
We were so inspired by the Glee ladies’ SAG style that we initially planned on including them in our best dressed round-up. And then we realized each cast member deserved her own close-up. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Charles Nolan, an American designer who helped mold the image of modern American sportswear — and who, unlike many, wasn’t afraid to get into politics.
On the whole, the SAG red carpet was a disappointment. There weren’t an overwhelming number of looks we loved, nor were many fashion risks taken. Most of the sartorial choices just felt pretty safe, you know? Alas, there were indeed some actresses who looked worse than others.
Honestly, the First Lady was just wants to wear what she likes. That’s how she responded to a question from Robin Roberts of Good Morning America during an interview last Friday. The two sat down to talk about the First Lady’s work with military families, the Let’s Move initiative and how she’s getting ready for the 2012 presidential campaign.
Another Sunday night, another awards show. This time, the stars came out to celebrate each other at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where a decidedly safe red carpet provided but a few outstanding ensembles. Our favorites, after the jump.
We’ll go first: we absolutely loved Christina Hendricks‘ black sequined wrap dress by L’Wren Scott. Hendricks likened the look to a smoking jacket — and kudos to her! Besides being incredibly flattering, we thought, how deliciously comfortable! That said, we knew it was bound to be a controversial look — most of Hendricks’ red carpet ensembles are — which begs the question: what did you think?
As with every red carpet event of the last month, Natalie Portman (and her beautiful belly) was tonight’s most eagerly anticipated appearance. Opting for an ivory strapless gown by Azzaro, Portman looked every bit the elegant, Old Hollywood movie star — albeit a decidedly pregnant one. We’re happy she favored a form-fitting style for tonight, but can’t quite figure out whether this her best look yet — or merely the safest.
We’re suckers for clever marketing tactics, and Rag & Bone‘s latest guerrilla ad campaign has us smitten. Marcus Wainwright and David Neville teamed up with creative agency Laird+Partners to develop the advertising scheme, which involves 1,000 posters (and even more fliers) plastered all over walls and deli boards across downtown Manhattan.
Today’s StyleDish gears up for Fashion Week, gets the skinny on Crystal Renn and goes gaga for Gaga. You’re welcome.