Police found the daughter of rock star Bob Geldof at her home in Kent, England Monday afternoon, but the cause of her sudden death is still unknown.
Peaches Geldof, journalist, TV personality and one-time model, who had two young children, has been found dead at her home at the age of 25. Police officers said they were treating her passing as “sudden” and “unexplained” almost 15 years after the abrupt and public death of her own mother.
The rock star scion became one of the loudest voices of her generation; prolific on social media and in the British press. The final message she posted on Twitter and Instagram was a photograph with her mother, who died suddenly when she was just 11, alongside the message: “Me and my mum.”
British model, journalist dies suddenly.
Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Irish rock star Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, is dead at age 25. "At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden," said a statement from Kent police, who discovered her body Monday. The former model and journalist was known for her hard-partying ways, including an alleged history of heroin use. Geldof was married to rock star Thomas Cohen, with whom she has two sons. Her own mother died of a drug overdose when she was 11. "We are beyond pain," her father said. "How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable?"
And Condé Nast settles its unpaid internship lawsuit.
Kate Middleton’s Latest Marilyn Moment: As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge touched down in New Zealand for their three-week royal tour on Saturday, Kate Middleton nearly experienced another Marilyn Monroe moment while descending from the couple's airplane. Luckily, the Duchess was able to tame her red Catherine Walker dresscoat (which resembled the outfit Princess Diana wore thirty years earlier) with one hand as she carried Prince George with the other. The first piece of jewelry borrowed from the Queen’s collection was also visible—a diamond brooch of New Zealand’s national symbol that was gifted to Elizabeth in 1953. [Racked]
Chanel Iman Gets Engaged: Former Victoria’s Secret Angel and model Chanel Iman is reportedly secretly engaged to her boyfriend of a little over a year, rapper A$AP Rocky. According to Page Six, although Iman has not been photographed wearing an engagement ring, she has "happily accepted his proposal." For the time being, the couple is hoping to keep their engagement under the radar. [Page Six]
In the 1930s, women attending the Seven Sisters colleges began rebelling against the dress code restrictions, eventually developing a new, empowering style of clothing: preppy.
“[The college girl’s] contribution to fashion is as American as Coca-Cola, baseball, and hitch-hiking,” Harper’s Bazaar wrote in 1935 of the women of the Seven Sisters colleges: Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar, and Wellesley. “It is as true to her character as the starched voice to the Gibson Girl, gray flannels to the Englishman, black to the French-woman.”
Groundbreaking for their time, the Seven Sisters colleges developed, over the last sixty years, into something more than just a place for intellectual prestige and ambition—they became outlets that served as a foundation for American preppy style. The schools were not only pushing academic boundaries, but confronting style limitations as well.
Imagine moving into George R.R. Martin’s engrossing brainchild permanently—to throw on a corset, pick up a dagger, and fight your way toward the iron throne.
Game of Thrones fanatics relish spending an hour in Westeros, a magical land where families have badass mottos, dragons run rampant, and sassy eunuchs are in charge of foreign policy. But imagine being able to move into George R.R Martin’s engrossing brainchild permanently—to throw on a corset, pick up a dagger, and fight your way towards the iron throne. A group of Italian cosplayers has made this fantasy their reality.
The Asoiaf Cosplay consists of over 50 players who come together at least once a month at conventions and events. Each member plays a different character from Game of Thrones, and together they enact portions of Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. It’s like playing dress up, except with precise attention to detail, actual grownups, and a whole lot more implied incest. We managed to track down a few of these dedicated fans to gab about HBO, cosplay co-workers, and getting really weird looks from strangers on the street.
The iconic designer who is an inspiration to women discusses the women who inspire her.
Diane Von Furstenberg does not want to talk about the wrap dress. Her famous dress turned 40 this year, but she addressed the 5th annual Women in the World conference to talk about something else. When Tina Brown launched the women’s summit, Von Furstenberg launched her DVF awards, which are given to women of inspiration along with a $50,000 stipend for the charity of choice.
This year’s People’s Voice award was presented to Veronika Scott, founder and CEO of The Empowerment Plan whose parents struggled with unemployment, mental health issues and addiction. Von Furstenberg described how Scott designed a coat that could be turned into a blanket for homeless women in Detroit. Now Scott employs the homeless to make the product.
And Nicola Formichetti debuts first Diesel collection.
Lupita Nyong’o for Lancome: With her grace—and flawless red-carpet style—Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has been named the new face of Lancôme. "Both talented and committed, true to her African beauty, and showing a great curiosity and open-mindedness in her career choices, Lupita is by essence the Lancôme woman," stated Françoise Lehmann, general manager of Lancôme International. The actress, who has struggled with her own appearance, felt “truly honored” to be a part of the campaign. “I am particularly proud,” she stated, “to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.” [Telegraph]
Marc by Marc Jacobs’s Social Media Casting Call: Moving away from the traditional “go-see” casting call, Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley, who took over Marc Jacobs's diffusion line last May, are trying a more modern approach to finding a new face for their next campaign. Announced on Thursday, the #CastMeMarc campaign will give social media users all over the world the chance to submit their selfies in hopes of being picked to join the ranks of the Marc by Marc Jacobs alumni like Winona Ryder, Victoria Beckham, and Miley Cyrus. [Vogue]
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.'"
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?