and crazed One Direction fans steals a band member’s underwear.
Gravity's Space-Diaper Fiasco: Although movie critics gave Gravity, the new film featuring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, generally positive reviews, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson had a bone to pick with producers over some scientific inaccuracies. The most pressing matter, Tyson pointed out, was the absence of Maximum Absorbency Garments—or adult space diapers. According to Time magazine, when Bullock returned from her space walk and stripped out of her suit, she should have been “wringing with sweat” and wearing a large, puffy blue diaper. Instead, Bullock is seen sporting a tank top and boy shorts, which while showing off her great physique, are not exactly scientifically accurate. Movie fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment that the diapers were not included in the wardrobe selection—and Buzzfeed conveniently Photoshopped the missing space diaper onto just about everything. [Time]
Beyoncé Debuts Her First Calendar: On Monday, Beyoncé announced the release of her first calendar. Only two pictures have been revealed thus far, including the cover image, which features Beyoncé in a Givenchy hat and sparkly black top, and an image of the singer peek-a-booing behind a door sporting nude, high-waisted panties -- similar to those worn by Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. [The Cut]
A purple printed Endek!
The Secretary of State showed up at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Nusa Dua, Bali on Monday in a psychedelic purple "Endek" -- a shirt made out of traditional Balinese woven textiles -- looking, well, not completely at home. His selection was bolder than that of some of the other world leaders who posed for a big group photo: Vladimir Putin, for example, got away with dark green.
Seven-year-olds D'Lila, Jessie, and Chance walked the runway during Kids Fashion Week in New York City.
Diddy’s seven-year old daughters, D’Lila, Jessie, and Chance made their modeling debut Sunday during Kids Fashion Week in New York City. Twins D’Lila and Jessie and their half-sister Chance walked in the Swarovski showcase to music by nine-year old DJ Kai Song wearing dresses by Ooh! La La! Couture. Chance sported a white dress with a black tulle skirt feautring bows and Swarovski crystal accents, while D’Lila and Jessie wore matching ballerina-style dresses in pink and blue with hightop sneakers.
Diddy -- aka Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy -- sat front row (of course) with D’Lila and Jessie’s mom Kim Porter and their son Quincy. Also joining him in the front row was Grandma Janice and Chance’s mom Sarah Chapman. Diddy’s current girlfriend and model-singer Cassie did not attend the show, possibly because there was no front row real estate left. Following the show, Diddy had no reservations about sending his youngsters down the catwalk, Instagramming a picture of his catwalking trio, and then tweeting, “Words can’t explain how proud I am of my young ladies! There's no greater feeling #fact.”
and Versace confirms M.I.A. collaboration.
Scarlett Johansson Named "Sexiest Woman Alive": The verdict is out! Esquire named Scarlett Johansson 2013's "Sexiest Woman Alive." Scar-Jo, who also received the title in 2006, is the only woman to ever snatch it twice. Upon receiving the news, Johansson commented, “I’m the only woman to win twice right?... You know, I gotta hustle... I’m a twenty-eight year old woman in the movie business, right?” The list also features Mila Kunis, Rihanna, Minka Kelly, and Kate Bekinsdale, amongst others. [Fashion Beast Inbox]
Kate Moss to Revive Collaboration with Topshop: The Kate Moss Collection for Topshop is finaly back. After a three-year hiatus, the 39-year-old model has returned to the high street brand for a 40-piece collection to debut in spring 2014. “I have really missed being involved in the design process and working with the team at Topshop,” Moss said in a statement. “Now more than ever, with London being at the forefront of fashion… it feels like I’m back home working with Topshop.” [Fashionista]
Student-run magazine 1Granary features glossy spreads and big interviews—and has already received major backing from the fashion industry.
In July, Intern magazine caused a stir when interns (both former and present) produced a pulication under the tagline "Meet the Talent, Join the Debate." Meant to shed light on the ever-growing unpaid-internship dispute, the magazine accepted submissions, ranging from photography and design to creative writing and fashion, to serve as a creative outlet for emerging talent.
Although less controversial, 1Granary, the student-run magazine of London’s Central Saint Martins does just that. Named after the University’s location at Kings Cross, the eponymous student-run style blog (which received over half a million views in the past six months) has evolved into a biannual print magazine founded by now editor in chief Olga Kuryshchuk. New to the “startup” publication scene, 1Granary aims to provide students of all artistic disciplines to contribute their aesthetic.
A new book sheds light on the legendary war photographer’s work in the fashion industry. See iconic images.
You may know Lee Miller as the legendary photographer who captured World War II—but she had a long and fruitful career in the fashion world as well.
Miller, who was born in 1907, was multi-faceted: “a war photographer and a fashion model, a Surrealist and a witness with a camera at the liberation of Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps,” writes Becky E. Conekin in her new book, Lee Miller in Fashion (out with Monacelli Press on October 8). The first of its kind, Conekin’s book highlights the part of Miller’s career that is most often overlooked: her work as a fashion model, and later, a fashion photographer.
Lifetime’s new biopic about the fashion empire behind Gianni and Donatella is exactly as melodramatic as one would expect. A look at the most outrageous parts.
Lifetime premiered its latest biopic, House of Versace based on Deborah Ball’s book, House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder and Survival, on Saturday night. In typical Lifetime fashion, the movie’s plot is melodramatic, outrageous, and leaves audiences with utter regret over the hour and 30 minutes they’ve lost from their lives. Even the real House of Versace publicly disassociated itself from the project. “Versace has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV movie about Mrs. Versace,” the Italian company told Women’s Wear Daily.
The flick tells of the fashion family’s trials and tribulations: Gianni Versace’s murder, Donatella (played by Gina Gershon) nearly bankrupting the brand, her notorious drug abuse, and other moments of sheer dysfunction.
And Jude Law’s son Rafferty makes his fashion film debut.
Rihanna’s New Music Video Was Banned After Only 10 Minutes: Rihanna's debut as the new twerking star did not last long. After the singer uploaded a short clip of her music video for "Pour It Up" on her VEVO Channel, the scene almost immediately became censored, hiding her private parts with “blurry squares,” Glamour reports. Fans relayed the news to RiRi via Twitter, to which she responded "IN TEN PHUCKING MINUTES BRO?" The video features a scantily clad Rihanna explicitly writhing and grinding among strippers and dollar bills. [Glamour Magazine]
Tamara Mellon Spills on Jimmy Choo: In a recent interview with the Today show‘s Jenna Bush Hager, Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon revealed some controversial remarks about her former colleague, Jimmy Choo. Through the interview came one particularly bold revelation—that Jimmy Choo never actually designed for the company. “The original idea was for Jimmy to design the collection, and I would run the operations of the business,” Mellon said. "But it soon became very clear that Jimmy’s skill was in making shoes. He’s a cobbler.” Mellon shared that she never once received a sketch from Choo. “Not one,” she emphasized. [Fashionista]
As Olivia Pope on Scandal, Kerry Washington has debuted a series of different hairstyles over the years. As Season 3 returns, Allison Samuels on the new ’do.
Last month, Kerry Washington was named the best-dressed woman of the year by People Magazine – an accolade which won her an outpouring of support.
And, as Scandal returned to ABC on Thursday night, it was clear that her recent real-life style and beauty makeover was in full force on screen, too.
She plays the fashion superstar in the Lifetime film ‘House of Versace,’ premiering Saturday night. The actress sat down with Marlow Stern to discuss her gay-icon status and more.
The de facto descriptor when it comes to the allure of Gina Gershon is “sultry.” It’s a lazy, one-word appraisal that’s more in line with her on-screen persona—that of the tough-as-nails vixen from Showgirls, Bound, and Face/Off—than with reality. The first thing you notice upon meeting Gershon is her freshness. She’s one of those people blessed with an almost preternatural self-assuredness, and doesn’t look a day over 30 (I was shocked to learn that she is in fact 51).
Gina Gershon in "House of Versace." (A&E)
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.