In advance of his first U.S. solo show at Dallas Contemporary, Pop artist Richard Phillips has been chosen to curate the music for this year’s MTV RE:DEFINE benefit…and he's bringing rock back.
After causing a stir in Texas last summer with his “Playboy Marfa” sculpture, artist Richard Phillips is returning to the Lone Star State this month as the music curator for MTV RE:DEFINE, a benefit auction happening in Dallas on April 4 for both the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Dallas Contemporary, which is also the location for Phillips’s first solo museum show in the U.S., “Negation of the Universe,” opening the following week.
“I have a history with Dallas. My second exhibition of paintings happened there in 1997 at a gallery in Deep Ellum — Turner & Runyon Gallery,” Phillips says. “Ever since then, I’ve maintained a strong connection to Dallas, both with my art, and with philanthropy, which Dallas — certainly in this country — is one of the absolute leading cities in terms of art and philanthropy coming together.”
And transgender model Geena Rocero opens up about coming out.
Vogue Italia's Domestic Violence Editorial: For its April 2014 issue, Vogue Italia has stirred up some controversy by featuring a fashion editorial highlighting domestic violence. The cover shoot, aptly named "Horror Story," features an array of models—clad in the likes of Balenciaga, Miu Miu, and Marc Jacobs—running from blood-covered men holding weapons. “The horror of life is bigger than the one that you can see in the movies,” the magazine's editor-in-chief, Franca Sozzani, said of the terrifying images shot by Steven Meisel. “This is really a horror show, what we are looking at and what we see every day in every newspaper around the world is how fragile the woman still is today, and how she can be attacked, can be abused, can be killed.” [The Independent]
Kate Middleton Commissions Ralph & Russo Gown for Australia Tour: The Duchess of Cambridge has reportedly commissioned Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, the Australian design duo behind British label Ralph & Russo, to create a gown for her upcoming royal tour of Australia and New Zealand. "Kate visited Ralph & Russo’s boutique last month and said she was looking for inspiration for the tour," a source told Grazia Daily. "She liked that they had Australian connections and has apparently given them specific instructions for a gown." "Kate is taking this tour very seriously," the source added. "She’s putting a lot of thought into what she wears and she’s opting for some quite expensive choices as a result." [Grazia Daily]
In May 2012, Kirstie Clements was unceremoniously fired after serving as editor of 'Vogue Australia' for 13 years. In an excerpt from her new book, she remembers the day it all changed.
It was 10 a.m. on a Wednesday. I had a scheduled meeting with Nicole Sheffield, the newly appointed CEO of NewsLifeMedia, the company owned by Rupert Murdoch that had held the license for Vogue in Australia since 2007. We had met only once before, a quick and pleasant chat in her office in March a few weeks after she had started.
I had been working at Vogue Australia for twenty-five years and in the editor’s chair for thirteen. She was my eighth CEO. Magazines were going through a tough time in the face of a digital onslaught, but Vogue was faring better than others. Circulation was steady, subscriptions and readership were at an all-time high, we reached our advertising targets each month and held the greater market share. We had also been voted Magazine of the Year the previous November at the annual Australian Magazine Awards, and were commended by industry leaders for our consistent excellence, innovation, and quality. Given that Nicole had less experience in luxury publishing, in particular Vogue, I anticipated she would value my input.
The news anchor tells Howard Stern why his modeling career didn’t last long.
After keeping silent for thirty years, the dashing Anderson Cooper has opened up regarding the definitive cause for the premature end of his child modeling career. On Monday, the CNN news anchor spoke to Howard Stern about his three-year stint modeling for the likes of Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Macy's.
"I got propositioned by a photographer...a male," Cooper, who began modeling at age ten, told the radio personality. "He somehow got my number and called me up and offered me money, and so it freaked me out. I never told anybody. I just stopped. I was, like, 'Forget it.'"
And fashion icons inspire new food art.
Joe Biden Reveals Skincare Secret: During a segment on The Rachel Ray Show on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden revealed some rather unexpected tips for viewers—his secret to glowing skin. When the chef-turned-talk show host remarked that Biden “[has] the most glowing, perfect skin of any person [she’s] ever seen,” she immediately wanted to know what moisturizer he used. “On Jill’s instructions, about five years ago, she said I could use Clinique, and there’s a men’s Clinique that has an SPF 20," Biden said. "She was worried about my face, so I do whatever Jill tells me.” [Elle]
Monaco Royals Opt Out of Grace Biopic Premiere: According to Page Six, the royal family of Monaco will not be attending the world premiere of Grace of Monaco, the upcoming biopic on the late princess starring Nicole Kidman. Prince Albert is reportedly infuriated with the way his father, Prince Rainier, is depicted in the film, as well as other details. “His concern is that Grace is glorified and Prince Rainier is depicted as a weak, one-sided leader, who is controlling over his wife,” a source told Page Six. “Albert fears the movie vilifies his father.” The film will debut in Cannes on May 14. [Page Six]
British model takes to Twitter to vent frustrations with aggressive photographers.
Even before she started dating Michelle Rodriguez, the British model Cara Delevingne was one of the most photographed of London's young society set.
But now, the woman who is single-handedly responsible for reintroducing the heavy eye-brow to fashion favor, has become one of the global paparazzi’s most sought after targets, and she has finally snapped, attacking the paparazzi who stalk her every move, saying that they act like 'assassins'.
Following a minimalist turn, Lady Gaga is back with a vengeance. But are her skin-tight ensembles, crazy headpieces, and sky-high shoes just compensating for her fading relevance?
When Lady Gaga returned from her six-month hiatus in August 2013, her stylist Brandon Maxwell assured the public that the singer’s newfound fashion direction would be “more toned down and pulled back and chic.” To promote her latest album, ARTPOP, Gaga selected a slew of minimalist pieces—long black sheaths, simple designer footwear, and more monotonous, muted tones. Following a series of press appearances related to the album, I dubbed the singer’s new style “Gaga 2.0,” questioning where is there to go when you’ve already done it all.
And blogger Elin Kling launches fashion line.
Brooklyn Beckham Models for ‘Man About Town’: With a former Spice Girl and fashion designer as your mother and a pro-athlete/serious heartthrob father, it's no surprise the Beckham children have inhereted their parents' good looks. Following in the footsteps of his father, David, and his younger brother, Romeo, 15-year-old Brooklyn Beckham has made his modeling debut on the cover of Man About Town's biennial issue. "We could not have wished for a stronger subject than Brooklyn to bring this story to life," the publication's editor, Ben Reardon, said. "He was a diligent, relaxed cover star for his first ever fashion shoot." [The Telegraph]
Gisele Bündchen Covers Blondie for H&M: Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen has hit the recording studio once again. After recording a cover of The Kinks’s "All Day and All of the Night" for H&M’s Fall/Winter 2013 campaign, Bündchen is back singing for the brand—this time, covering Blondie’s "Heart of Glass." “I never in a million years thought that I would record a song and get to work with a producer like Bob,” the model said of working with French music producer, DJ Bob Sinclar, who produced the track. The song and corresponding video will be available in May. [Vogue UK]
The Duchess queues up behind other shoppers.
Kate Middleton is off to Australasia on a monster three-week tour on Saturday, so no surprise that she was spotted stocking up with a few essentials at Baby Gap for Prince George yesterday.
Kate dashed into the store—accompanied by three bodyguards—after being driven the 500 yards from her home in Kensington Palace.
The editor who invented high/low media says the Vogue cover is no scandal but, on the eve of the Women in the World Summit, she has a few ideas about women who really are cool.
Some trends are to die for, while others may actually kill you. From the Muslin Disease to chopines and fashion braces, a look at the deadliest fashion trends throughout history.
Some fashion trends are to die for, while others well, they just might actually kill you. From the Muslin Disease, popular in France in the late 18th century, to the more current ‘Fashion Braces’ fad sweeping Thailand, Indonesia, and China, here’s a look at seven of the deadliest style crazes throughout history.
And Naomi Campbell is designing her own clothing line.
Cara Delevingne and Michelle Rodriguez's PDA-Filled Holiday: The honeymoon phase rages on. Now that the madness of back-to-back fashion weeks has subsided, international model Cara Delevingne and her fairly new girlfriend, actress Michelle Rodriguez, took a romantic, PDA-filled getaway to Tulum, Mexico. As Delevingne opted to go topless, the two flirtatiously played on the white sand beaches and snorkeled in the clear blue water, seeming as happy as ever. [Daily Mail]
Emma Watson Talks Pressures of Fashion Industry: In an interview with The Sunday Times, actress Emma Watson discussed the pressures of the fashion and entertainment industries, particularly as celebrities grow older. "As a younger woman, that pressure got me down, but I've made peace with it," Watson said. "With airbrushing and digital manipulation, fashion can be an unobtainable image that's dangerously unhealthy." The 23-year-old also added that she is "excited about the aging process. I'm more interested in women who aren't perfect. They're more compelling." [Cosmopolitan]
There has been an explosion of food blogs over the past few years, but two sisters are changing the game with a new site for people who don't take food too seriously.
In this Fashionable Selby film, dive into Audrey's beautiful world of natural, earth-infused colors, dyes, and designs.
A group of young women is trying to prove that it’s possible to be hip and stylish, while still covering up. Can they break the stereotype of the hijab as a symbol of oppression?