'Perfectionist' Victoria handed the reins at French Vogue.
To launch their fancy new enhanced iPad digital version of French Vogue, with extra audio video and assorted binary bells and whistles, the most eminent of fashion publications has roped in designer and mother-of-four Victoria Beckham as cover star (along with David of course) and guest editor.
“We handed over the running of this issue to a woman who, throughout our working together, has proved to be the exact opposite of her public image. She is spontaneous with a great sense of humour, humble yet at the same time driven by a healthy ambition. She is a perfectionist, like everyone who is passionate about their work”, said Emmanuelle Alt, editor-in-chief of French Vogue, in a statement released this morning.
In August, Horowitz became an Internet sensation when his Bar Mitzvah performance went viral. Now the 13-year-old is back, sharing his favorite looks for the holiday season.
In August, Sam Horowitz became a YouTube sensation when his epic Bar Mitzvah performance went viral, taking the internet by a storm complete with Burlesque dancers and glitter. He descended onto the stage from the ceiling in an all-white ensemble, joining a slew of professional dancers for a choreographed number to Jennifer Lopez’s “Dance Again.”
If there's anything the Texas-native loves as much as dance and entertaining—he's been performing since he was three years old—it's fashion. At the ripe age of 13, Sam is the go-to style consultant for his family and friends, mixing high and low fashion, always accessorizing on point, and even attending New York Fashion Week. To celebrate Hanukkah, Sam curated eight of his favorite looks for The Daily Beast. From a purple velvet jacket over a similarly colored button-down, to his go-to shoes of the season—black leather boots with hot pink lining—see what Sam is wearing this holiday season.
And Louis Vuitton's latest exhibit causes controversy in Moscow.
Taylor Swift Channels Kate Middleton: At the 2013 Winter Whites Gala held at Kensington Palace on Tuesday evening, Taylor Swift made up for The Duchess of Cambridge's absence, impressing in a flowing, white Reem Acra gown with a sheer bodice and chiffon skirt that resembled some of Middleton’s past evening ensembles. The singer also followed Middleton’s lead by sporting a clutch from Jenny Packham, one of the Duchess's favorite designers. Swift accessorized her very-Middleton look with Swarovski crystal heels, a soft up-do, and red lipstick. The standout part of Swift's evening? The singer joined Prince William and Bon Jovi on stage for a mini concert at the palace, where the trio belted out "Livin' on a Prayer." [Grazia Daily]
NBA Players Admit Beauty Obsessions: After frequent front row appearances at fashion week, it seems that style and grooming are becoming increasingly popular among NBA stars. The Wall Street Journal got NBA players to admit to some of their favorite beauty secrets for before and after games—for example, 25-year-old DeAndre Jordan uses Secret deodorant for women because of its light and invisible effect. While “at home, Mr. Jordan uses a shampoo and conditioner from Herbal Essences that happens to be pink,” WSJ reports. “‘It's a manly pink,’ he says—and washes his face with a foaming scrub from Neutrogena.” Many have specific skincare routines and use a variety of body lotions, oils, creams, and cleansers, particularly from high-end brands like La Mer and Clinique. Others admit to indulging in weekly manicures, pedicures, and facials for a fresh and feel-good look. Also, to prevent acne—which is frequent due to constant contact with dirty basketballs—some players, like Rasual Butler, even utilize the Clarisonic facial-cleansing brush. [The Wall Street Journal]
A Gap ad featuring a Sikh model went viral after being vandalized with racist comments. The company reacted admirably, but the incident proves our society is still divided.
You would expect New York City—one of the nation’s most diverse cities, in which more than a third of its 8 million residents are born in a foreign country—to be a haven for tolerance. But, a recent incident of subway graffiti would indicate otherwise.
On Sunday, as I was monitoring my social media feeds, I noticed a striking photograph of a Gap Inc. subway clothing advertisement taken by a friend and NYC photographer, Robert Gerhardt, which he took on the “downtown platform on the 6 train at the Buhre Avenue stop in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx” in New York City just a few days prior.
And 17-year-old Harry Brant to pen new 'Interview Magazine' column.
Kanye West Ditches Nike for Adidas: Rap "God" Kanye West announced on Hot 97 radio with Angie Martinez that he has an "official, non-official, official" deal with sportswear brand Adidas. Adidas has previously worked with designer Yohji Yamamoto of Y-3, Jeremy Scott, and Mark McNairy on collaborations. West previously worked with Nike to design a line of Air Yeezy sneakers, but the collaboration turned bitter after the brand refused to pay West royalties, reasoning that he is not an athlete and therefore not entitled to additional renumeration. After West's split with Nike, the company has indefinitely postponed the release of the final Air Yeezy designs named 'Red Octobers.' Neither West nor Adidas have revealed details of the deal, but West did proclaim, "I am going to be the Tupac of product...I'ma be bigger than Walmart." [GQ]
H&M Promises Living Wages to Suppliers: H&M's global head of sustainability, Helena Helmersson, revealed the company's plans to ensure that all of their suppliers receive wages that cover living costs. The announcement was made on Monday at the European Conference on Living Wages, and comes just one week after the Scandinavian mega-chain joined the Bangladesh Work Safety Standard. The scheme includes a multi-year roadmap to establish fair wage structures with annual wage negotiations and reviews in all 1,800 of its garment factories in Bangladesh and Cambodia. "Textile workers should be able to live on their wage," Helmersson said. "Wage revisions from the government are taking too long." [The Telegraph]
Elizabeth and David Emmanuel argue over who took Diana's call.
There’s nothing like a bit of reality TV for enlivening a 32-year old feud, especially when its an argument about Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding dress.
The gown was designed by the husband and wife team Elizabeth and David Emmanuel, who divorced in 1990, and are now arguing about WHO TOOK THE CALL from Diana.
And Mulberry cancels London Fashion Week show.
Royal Family to Replace Royal Hair Stylist: After utilizing photos of The Duchess of Cambridge to promote his own work, the Royal Family has ousted hairstylist James Pryce, who tended to Kate Middleton's locks at the 2011 Royal Wedding, as well as her tour of North America. "When he went solo and tried to tour around the USA, he launched a Facebook page and Twitter account which featured hundreds of pictures of Kate and her various hairstyles to promote his business," a hairdresser at Richard Ward—the salon where Pryce previously served as creative director—explained. With Pryce out of the picture, Middleton is testing the waters with several stylists—Richard Ward salon still cuts and colors her hair, stylist Amanda Cook Tucker blows out her locks for events, and Sydney-based hairdresser John Bailey has recently been added in preparation for her and Prince William’s upcoming Australian tour next year. [The Telegraph]
Lady Gaga Fronts Versace's Latest Campaign: After months of speculation, the Queen of Pop is officially the new face of Versace. The news went public when a teaser shot of the brand's Spring/Summer 2014 campaign was posted to Instagram on Friday. The next day, Versace's Twitter feed read: "#Versace proudly confirms @LadyGaga as the face of SS14 campaign shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott." Lady Gaga has been quick to embrace her new role, sporting the gown she wears in the ad campaign to Sunday's American Music Awards. But if anyone is excited about Lady Gaga for Versace, it's Donatella herself. "I am honored that my friend Lady Gaga is the face of our new Versace campaign," she said. "I wanted to capture her true beauty and spirit in images that are elegant and alluring. She is like family to me, the embodiment of the Versace DNA." [Fashionista]
A new documentary narrated by the pinup icon sheds new light on her through a bevy of her lovers and confidantes—and what happened to her after her disappearance at the height of her career.
It was a time completely anathema to today. A time when the class freak was the one who’d had sex, not the one abstaining. A time when anything remotely resembling pornography warranted censure and possible imprisonment, as opposed to a $13 billion industry. A time when the Postmaster General had the authority to open and confiscate your mail, and even raid your home in search of “lewd material” (paging Edward Snowden!).
Pin-up model and cultural icon Bettie Page poses for photographer and silent movie star Harold Lloyd using his Sterio Realist 3D camera, at his home 'Greenacres' circa 1955 in Beverly Hills, California. (Harold Lloyd Trust/Getty)
These stylish grannies are taking over Europe. A group of British women—some nearing 90—breaks all of the rules of old age in the hot new documentary ‘Fabulous Fashionistas.’
Growing old and gray may not be easy, but six stylish Britons do old age in style.
Fabulous Fashionistas, a new TV documentary on Britain’s BBC4, follows these women, who believe in forever young and forever fashionable. With an average age of 80, none of this remarkable group of six have ever had Botox or plastic surgery, maintaining a “screw that” attitude to the standard dictates of age in all aspects of life. “I don’t give a damn what people think of me or the way I dress. I dress for myself because I love style and design and color,” says one fashionista.
Dressing the ‘Hunger Games’ stars—and 6,000 extras—can be daunting. Costume designer Trish Summerville’s secret to creating the second film’s darker look: stay true to her own vision.
Hunger Games aficionados will quickly pick up on the tonal and aesthetic overhaul of Catching Fire, the second film in the popular trilogy. The somber sequel finds protagonist Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, once again fighting for her life, while navigating increasingly fraught political and personal ground. One woman played a critical role in this dark transformation: Trish Summerville, the Catching Fire costume designer who summoned a stark sartorial landscape for the much-anticipated movie.
To kick off the new look, the accomplished costume designer brainstormed with director Francis Lawrence and decided, “We wanted it overall to have a darker feel, a moodier feel, an escalated feel, a higher fashion feel.” Summerville captures this ambiance with a mix of ready-to-wear couture pieces and original creations. She took on the daunting task of dressing Katniss and her cohorts, along with 6,000 extras, while simultaneously charting the shift in sartorial sensibility from the poverty-stricken districts of Panem to the decadent Capital.
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.