Kate was out today for the first time on her own since the birth of baby George
Oh. My. God.
Kim Kardashian posted a revealing picture of her ample tush this morning on Instagram, and everyone went crazy. But there’s nothing wrong with being proud of your post-natal bod.
It’s the butt that (almost) broke the Internet.
and Candice Swanepoel will wear the $10 million "Fantasy Bra" at the Victoria's Secret fashion show.
Hillary Clinton Receives First-Ever Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service: On Wednesday evening, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was honored with the first-ever Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service at the annual God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards dinner. “I am deeply honored to present Mrs. Clinton with this award that means so much to me,” Michael Kors said. “She is a dedicated and enormously effective humanitarian whose commitment to community service encompasses the whole planet. Thanks to her talent, devotion, and unrelenting efforts on behalf of those with much less, she has improved millions of lives and helped lay the foundation for a better, more just world." [Fashion Beast Inbox]
Karl Lagerfeld to Teach Master Class in Paris: Karl Lagerfeld will teach a two-hour program at Institute of Political Sciences -- better known as Sciences Po -- in Paris on November 9. During the class, Lagerfeld will lecture on art, creation, and his work as a designer to 500 communications students. While Lagerfeld will openly lecture for part of the class, Françoise-Marie Santucci, editor-in-chief of Libération Next Magazine, will also be present, prompting him through a question and answer round. [WWD]
Kate always heads direct for the 60% off rack, author says.
Mark Ellwood, author of Bargain Fever: How to Shop in a Discounted World, has revealed some of the shopping habits of Kate Middleton when she makes a trip to her favourite outlet, Bicester Village.
According to an interview with the author in MailOnline, Reiss's 60 per cent off rack is what she homes in on first, but she never makes a fuss, (unlike fellow royal the Prince of Thailand).
and Kim Kardashian's engagement ring sells for $620,000.
Kate Moss Named Contributing Fashion Editor at British Vogue: The 39-year-old model, who has appeared on 33 British Vogue covers, has officially joined the magazine's masthead as a contributing fashion editor. Her first story will be featured in an upcoming spring issue. BritishVogue editor Alexandra Schuman said of Moss: "her undoubtedly brilliant sense of style, depth of fashion knowledge, and understanding of what makes a wonderful image will be exciting to see used in the pages of British Vogue." This news comes just a week after it was revealed that Moss would be resuming her designer collaboration with Topshop, releasing a new collection in April 2014. [The Telegraph]
David Bowie Crowned Best Dressed Briton in History: The magazine BBC History chose David Bowie to top its list of best dressed Britons, a title that is voted on by various historians, fashion experts, and curators. Bowie achieved an obvious majority with 48.5 percent of the votes, followed by Queen Elizabeth I in second place. According to the magazine's editor, Rob Attar, "Bowie had to overcome a king, two queens, and a political heavyweight to triumph in our poll, and in doing so has struck a blow for 20th and 21st century fashions." [Vogue UK]
Alexander Vreeland, grandson of the late Vogue editor in chief Diana Vreeland, has published a compilation of her memos from her tenure at the magazine.
“My grandmother was somebody who inspired a lot of creative people to do their best work," Alexander Vreeland, grandson of the late Vogue editor-in-chief Diana Vreeland, tells The Daily Beast.
Now, he has compiled more than 300 pages of memos written by Vreeland during her tenure at Vogue from 1963 to 1971 -- which will be published in a new book, Memos: The Vogue Years, out this week. From industry colleagues to friends -- including Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Halston Frowick -- Vreeland's memos are personal and to the point; her way of sending direction, advice, and admiration pre-text message and e-mail. Vreeland's memos were all dictated, Alexander says. "When you read them, you hear her voice. It’s a different language than when one writes." And it's true: the written words resonante with feeling. From writing to Cristóbal Balenciaga when his namesake fashion house closed in 1968 to congratulating SI Newhouse when he took over as Vogue’s publisher, to constantly demanding more freckles, more pearls, and more color in her pages -- it's easy to imagine the sincerity, direction, and at times, humor, that came from Vreeland's mouth.
Steven Sanchez dropped out of middle school due to bullying and once contemplated suicide. But he stayed true to himself—and was just crowned the University of Northern Iowa's first transgendered homecoming queen. He talks about his incredible journey with Caroline Linton.
There were ten students on the University of Northern Iowa’s stage, all clad in the school's colors of purple and gold—five competing for homecoming queen and five for homecoming king. The announcer hovered over each student to build up suspense. And then, history was made: Steven Sanchez, 21, a “transgender queer” who identifies as both male and female, was crowned homecoming queen.
“I was in the crowd, taking pictures and video, and I started crying a little bit because I knew how much it meant to him and how much of a beacon that was for LGBT people and trans people,” said Sanchez’s best friend, David Pope.
Dodger pitcher Brian Wilson has created a fierce fan following around his long, black beard. But, Sujay Kumar writes, we must learn to respect it.
A beard grows in Dodger Stadium. The beard is pitch black. The beard is so long it has a ponytail. The beard has held a one-million dollar bounty. The president fears the beard. You will fear the beard.
In a new book, 'Humans of New York,' photographer Brandon Stanton curates his vibrant portraits of New Yorkers on the city’s streets. He talks to Allison McNearney.
In 2008, Brandon Stanton lost his job as a bond trader in Chicago. Instead of rushing to find a new trading position, he did what most of us wish we could do: he grabbed his camera. Deciding to take a sabbatical and indulge what was previously just a hobby, Stanton began to travel around the country to take portraits of residents of the major U.S. cities. After photographing over 600 people on the streets of New York, Stanton realized he was on to something—and decided to focus full-time on telling the story of the people who live in the most populated city in America.
In the three years since he launched Humans of New York, a photography-turned-storytelling blog, Stanton’s work has achieved notable momentum. Now, it boasts one and a half million Facebook followers and a corporate scandal to boot (Stanton launched a campaign against DKNY for using his photos in a window display without his permission earlier this year). He has touched a chord with both New Yorkers and outsiders interested in catching a glimpse of the vibrant individuals who make up the city streets.
Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts will be the head of retail and online stores at Apple—and the company’s only female executive. Isabel Wilkinson on the smart blonde heading to Silicon Valley.
It’s not every day that Apple hires someone within the fashion industry—or a woman.
Angela Ahrendts. (Camera Press/Redux)
and Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry goes on display in San Francisco.
Eric Wilson Named InStyle's Fashion News Director: Eric Wilson, who has served as a fashion reporter for The New York Times for the past seven years, will become the fashion news director at InStyle Magazine, a newly created position. Wilson's new position at InStyle is much different than his current Times role: he will be responsible for "writing, editing and 'creating multimedia content,' as well as "overseeing designer and industry features in print and online." Wilson told WWD he wants to create "a voice for the news coverage of InStyle" and wants to continue to find ways to explain why fashion is important to readers. “When I talked to [InStyle editor-in-chief Ariel Foxman] about this, what he had in mind for the position and what I had in mind for my career were the same.” Wilson will begin his new role on November 18. [WWD]
Christopher Bailey Replaces Angela Ahrendts as Burberry CEO: Angela Ahrendts, the current CEO of Burberry, will leave the British fashiotn brand to join Apple as its new SVP for retail and online stores. Burberry's current chief creative executive, Christopher Bailey, will fill her spot as CEO. As Apple expands its stores, it hopes to utilize Ahrendts's luxury retail experience to boost sales. "I am profoundly moved and humbled to be asked to take on the CEO role at this company that means so much to me," Bailey said. "I also feel privileged to be keeping my role as chief creative officer, as I believe that creativity and innovation have been at the heart of our success in the last 10 years and will be even more so in the decade ahead." [Vogue UK]
One company has filled a void for gun-toting females: style-conscious concealed carry handbags. Erin Cunningham talks to its founder.
The gun debate reached a fever-pitch last year following the horrific shootings in Aurora, Newtown, and most recently, at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Even some gun enthusiasts are starting to question the government’s regulations on security checks and black market sales.
Designer Concealed Carry
Prince Harry's girlfriend is the opposite of Kate in every way. Tom Sykes examines the evidence: a pair of Doc Martens, some Dungarees, and that infamous scrunchie.
The easiest way to understand Cressida Bonas, Prince Harry’s epically-named girlfriend who is currently in the hot seat to be his bride, is to think of her as the anti-Kate.
Where Kate is mild-mannered and middle-class, Cressy, 24, is a wild, blue-blooded aristocrat with bohemian heritage. Her mother, noted Sixties beauty Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon, has been married no less than four times and posed topless covered in engine oil for a gentleman’s magazine, back when posing topless covered in engine oil was still considered rather daring.
A disturbing trend online encourages girls to be so thin they can see a gap between their thighs. Model Robyn Lawley reacts.
The Daily Beast goes backstage at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, seeing how models like Doutzen Kroes and Lily Aldridge get ready for the runway.