Profile for Rachel Krause


This Week In Style: Karl Lagerfeld Shows Lesbian Brides On The Runway

Chanel's New Muse
Hint: she's more like a mews. Read More »
"Great Gatsby" Trailer
The Great Gatsby photo
It's here. And we're all obsessed. Read More »
Beck For Saint Laurent
Hedi Slimane cast Beck in a menswear campaign. Read More »
  • As the closer to the Chanel couture show, Karl Lagerfeld sent two wedding dress-clad female models down the runway hand in hand to show his support of marriage equality. The Associated Press was quick to coin the demonstration “lesbian couture,” and we want to know what the hell that means. [Fashionista]
  • As if we needed more reasons to drool over Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” — Miuccia Prada, of Prada and Miu Miu, designed 40 dresses for the film. Check out 4 of the sketches, all adapted from past Prada or Miu Miu collections. Ugh, such a tease! When is this thing out already? [Telegraph] Keep reading »

Want To Broadcast Your Choupette Love To The World? So Do We — Here’s How!

When this delicious macaron from heaven, featuring a back-of-the-sweatshirt cameo by Choupette Lagerfeld, angel-winged its way onto our computer screens yesterday, I was beside myself. Firstly because Jessica beat me to the Choupette Watch punch (Jessica: I forgive, but I don’t forget), and secondly because hello, why do I not have a Choupette sweatshirt already hanging in my closet? In fact, why don’t I have a closet full of Choupette paraphernalia? (The one in this video is indeed only for three-year-olds, and certainly only available in a very limited quantity, but hello, hi, I am a toddler-sized person, that hoodie was made for me.) A quick search of Etsy (where else?) wised us up to the fact that there actually is a market for this sort of thing. Let’s take a look at some of the cutest Choupette merchandise on the web, and hope to hell that there isn’t some sort of brand infringement at stake here. If there is, let me know, and I’ll cease production on my Choupette-inspired Cafepress collection ASAP.

All Things Choupette
All of the urgent news updates regarding the famous beauty. Read More »
Choupette Models
Choupette Lagerfeld's future as model and muse is looking pretty bright. Read More »
Karl's Christmas Present
Maybe his heart isn't made of imported ice, after all. Read More »

Melvita Yellow Fruit Shower Scrub Makes Exfoliating Easy

Bathe Like A Rock Star
Amelia shows you how. Read More »
Cinnamon Sugar Lip Scrub
Make your own lip scrub! Read More »

I may tend to my face religiously, but I’m no saint: I commit a cardinal beauty sin every day by neglecting my skin from the neck down. I’ll cleanse, exfoliate, tone, and moisturize my mug until anyone in the vicinity is like, “Why is she still in the bathroom?,” but when it comes to the rest of me, I do a body wash once-over and leave it at that. But now it’s winter, a season practically synonymous with dry, dulling build-up, and I’ve been forced (forced!) to make some changes to my routine. Enter Melvita’s Yellow Fruit Shower Scrub, a soothing body wash that doubles as a gentle smoothing exfoliator, eliminating the need for the extra step… not to mention the extra container taking up precious shower space (and by the way, why do body scrubs always seem to come in big, impractical tubs?). Not only is its light, faintly creamy fragrance of fresh apple and quince one of the most pleasant I’ve ever stumbled upon, but the crushed hazelnut powder sloughs away dead skin without being abrasive or irritating (two words: salt scrub), and because it’s formulated with 99% certified natural and organic ingredients, you can feel 100% good about what you’re putting on your body. Now you’ll have no excuse for not having the softest, most gloriously-scented skin around this season. [$14, Melvita]

All The Looks From Paris Haute Couture Week: Day 5

Fashion lovers go wild for Paris Couture Week: nothing gets our pulses racing quite like the promise of seeing the impeccably-cut, fantastical creations of the most extraordinary designers in the world marched down the runway for the very first time. Today we’re ogling the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino, and Maison Martin Margiela, right this way… Keep reading »

Paris Couture: Day 3
All the shows from the first 3 days of Paris Couture Week. Read More »
Paris Couture: Day 4
Armani, Bouchra Jarrar, Elie Saab, and Alexandre Vauthier... Read More »

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Take Paris

The union of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West is just the most perfect union of all time (of all time), and I could not be happier with their decision to date and procreate with one another. Good job, you guys! My favorite star-crossed lovers are in Paris right now for Couture Week, so I figured I’d do a little bit of recon and find out what these two have been up to in the City of Lights …

Kim's Pregnancy Essentials
She's going to need this stuff. Read More »
Kim And Kanye
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West photo
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have formed an axis of evil. Read More »

Are These Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Lingerie Ads Degrading To Women?

Her Best Looks: Rosie
The VS Angel always dresses to kill. Read More »
Rosie's Famous Lips
She claims they have a life of their own. We believe her. Read More »
Rosie's Burberry Video
Watch the ad starring the face of Body, the new perfume. Read More »
Rosie Looks Weird
RHW is gorgeous, but she looks like an alien on this cover. Read More »

Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has a reputation for cracking down on campaigns that are otherwise seen as, well, fairly innocuous. Maybe our country’s lack of a similar bureaucratic process has desensitized us to what is and isn’t acceptable for widespread, billboarded consumption (see: anything ever released by the ironically-named American Apparel), or maybe English people are just tightasses. Who knows! Either way, lingerie ads featuring scantily-clad women are pretty commonplace and decidedly inoffensive. They’re trying to sell lingerie, which you wear beneath your clothes, so chances are good that you’re not going to find many turtlenecks on any given woman in any given lingerie shoot. Especially not Victoria’s Secret stunner Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, whose ads promoting her collaborative line with British retailer Marks & Spencer were evaluated by the ASA recently following complaints that the photographs in question were “overtly sexual, explicit, degrading to women and reinforced sexual stereotypes of women.” Keep reading »

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