This Week In Style: Illamasqua Launches An Offensive Blackface Ad

Rachel Krause | December 1, 2012 - 2:00 pm
  • When will everyone everywhere finally catch on to the fact that blackface is never, under any circumstances, a good idea? Makeup brand Illamasqua is the latest to make the racially-loaded fumble. [The Gloss]
  • Return of the ’90s! Kate Moss goes topless with good friend and fellow supermodel Naomi Campbell for the cover of Interview Russia. [Huffington Post]
  • What timing! In the wake of talking about female model Casey Legler, who is signed by Ford on their men’s roster, Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane tapped (female) Saskia de Brauw to front his first men’s campaign for the fashion house. [Telegraph]
  • Ladies, gird your loins: it appears that leggings for men are going to be a thing this fall. [The Cut]
  • Microsoft-powered search engine Bing has released its list of 2012’s most searched fashion brands. Can you guess who scored the top spots this year? [Refinery29]
  • Tory Burch should, technically, be one of fashion’s top earners, but animosity both in and out of the courtroom between Burch and her ex-husband and former business partner Chris could spell long-term trouble for her brand. [Forbes]
  • Thanks in part to Twitter, writer and physician Deepak Chopra is teaming up with designer Rachel Roy on a jewelry collaboration to benefit his Urban Yogi institute. [Fashionista]
  • Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend, fashion designer and super-babe L’Wren Scott, will be designing the Rolling Stones frontman’s tour looks. We say Scott’s a keeper. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • xoJane writer India-Jewel Jackson raises an interesting question: how much of your beauty routine and upkeep do you choose to hide from your man? [xoJane]
  • Diane Vreeland’s influential life was honored this year in a well-received documentary, and a new biography, “Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland” by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart, seeks to further demystify the enigmatic icon’s story. [The Daily Beast]