You guys, the sky WILL NOT STOP raining. Like, every day now. It starts out beautiful and then by 4 PM it’s pouring and my hair is gross. Get it together, weather! Anyway, we are all dressed to varying degrees of … weather-inappropriateness. Ch-ch-check it out.
Fashion thrives on controversy in all of its many manifestations, but how far is too far? VICE, which has been distributing its fair share of maybe-too-much content since 1994, wants to test your limits. The free monthly magazine’s largely self-explanatory Women in Fiction issue brings us “Lost Words,” a fashion spread featuring models styled and posed as beloved female writers who have killed themselves, during the act of killing themselves. Keep reading »
All Kardashian-West hell broke loose this past weekend, what with Yeezus leaking on Friday and baby Kimye joining the klub the next morning. Not to be overshadowed by something so silly as his own child (come on, we know Kanye better than that), Ye’s “American Psycho”-inspired (heavily inspired) promotional clip, starring Scott Disick, hit the web this morning. The verdict? I was expecting Scott to channel a bit more of Patrick Bateman’s trademark … let’s say, finesse? The short video is entertaining, to be sure, but Disick does not have a future in acting, be it as Bateman or otherwise. KIND OF disappointed, Scott, I thought this role was made for you! [Us Weekly]
About a year after I first started working at The Frisky, Jessica was going through a bunch of old papers and somehow unearthed my résumé. I can’t believe they actually let me work here, because my (very brief) summary of education and accomplishments did not look all that unlike this hand-written document by a 20-year-old Jean-Michel Basquiat. Same references and everything, it’s crazy. It is not likely that my inchoate job application will one day sell for $50,000, but hey, you never know. [Complex]
As far as designers go, Karl Lagerfeld is notoriously loyal to his muses — for instance, while most brands will hold on to a spokesmodel for only a few years before ushering in the new guard, Karl has retained Keira Knightley as the face of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle fragrance since 2006. Model monogamy is kind of his thing … so, with that in mind, expect to see Lagerfeld’s feline daughter/wife Choupette landing more magazine editorials than Kate Moss for the foreseeable future. (Okay, maybe not Moss, but you catch my drift.) She made her glossy debut last year in Harper’s Bazaar, followed shortly thereafter by a spread in V alongside Laetitia Casta. The stunning Siamese (we think) even landed the cover of Grazia Daily‘s September fashion issue. Now, the next installment in Choupette’s growing oeuvre is a starring role on the July 2013 cover of Vogue Germany, photographed by Karl himself. She and Linda Evangelista are looking preeeetty cozy — we wonder if there might be some surrogate cat-mom arrangements to be made? If only Linda were so lucky! [Huffington Post]
“I know people have always thought I was beautiful, but I have never tried to be as beautiful as I can be. I could do a lot more — exercise, or not eat dessert. Or not drink alcohol. I could make bigger efforts. I don’t think my first priority in life has ever been beauty. It’s a little bit of a rebellious spirit in me. … A lot of the effort I make is for my husband, because I want him to be attracted to me.”
— PUH-LEASE. Salma Hayek never really struck me as being consistently eyeroll-worthy in the past, but it is entirely possible that her Very Rich husband Francois-Henri Pinault, chief executive of PPR and reigning wealthiest, douchiest illegitimate deadbeat dad of all time, brings out Salma’s inner asshole. She just sounds so …. ugh. Insufferable. [InStyle]
It’s rare that we get to see those notoriously ever-so-stuffy fashion people looking at ease in their natural habitats, but if anyone’s going to maintain their cool in front of a camera, it’s probably going to be Grace Coddington. The longtime Vogue creative director invited Elettra Wiedemann into her kitchen to cook (potatoes gratin and steak wrapped in fat) for the latest installment of Elettra’s cooking series for the illustrious publication. In trademark deadpan fashion, Grace is the first to comment on the irony of her creamy meat ‘n’ potatoes meal, noting that “it’s a dish that any Vogue person really shouldn’t be making” — but neither she nor Wiedemann seem particularly flustered as they slather potatoes in a pint of heavy cream. The true selling point of this video is the all-too-brief cameo made by Coddington’s very cute, very fluffy Persian cat, Bart, as he oversees the cooking operation. [NYMag.com]
Rarely, if ever, does a famous face not known primarily for their vocal prowess come out with a song that’s actually good, let alone something that a jaded consumer like myself might voluntarily listen to. With that said, hellooooooo, Daphne Guinness! I certainly didn’t see this one coming from any direction, but here it is — the artist, avant-garde sartorial star, and, yes, heir to the Guinness throne has released the music video for her first single, “Fatal Flaw.” Directed by photographer Nick Knight, the video is a lovely accompaniment to what is a legitimately listenable tune. The New Yorker reports that Guinness once aspired to train as an operatic soprano, but what we’re getting here is more of a Nico vibe, albeit less gravelly, less German, and … less sublime. But it’s good! I would Spotify the shit out of her album, to be sure. [Jezebel]
There’s no mistaking red lipstick for low-maintenance makeup, but nothing pulls a look together quite like a pretty pop of crimson. It’s especially effective in the summer, because not only is it chic, it’s also distracting. If you’ve got a pair of sunglasses and a red lip color that you love, a full face of makeup is a non-factor. Whether you’re blonde, brunette, pale, olive- or dark-skinned, partial to pink, or obsessed with orange-leaning shades, no matter — cull some summer red lip inspiration from these 10 celebs.