Last month we asked if you thought Karolina Kurkova, the Victoria’s Secret model under fire for gaining weight, was fat. Kurkova wasn’t even included in pre-show materials for the 2008 Victoria’s Secret fashion show because it was a last minute decision to let her strut the runway. After snacking on pretty much nothing but veggies and “green juice,” she managed to lose enough weight to be included. “She really porked out,” a woman at the show was overheard whispering. “It’s good she dropped a little bit of weight, but really … ” Keep reading »
Nastia Liukin gets to do the coolest stuff now that she’s a big-time Olympic medalist. As if playing herself in an episode of “Gossip Girl,” being in a CoverGirl ad, sitting in the front row at fashion shows, and getting a Wheaties box weren’t enough, Liukin will also be the face (and very flexible body) of Max Azria’s spring campaign. “The spring collection was inspired by movement and modern dance so she was perfect,” said Lubov Azria, creative director. We might resent some girls for this kind of success, but Nastia just seems nice, not nasty. [WWD] Keep reading »
In the latest issue of Interview, Lindsay Lohan sits down for a tête-à-tête with 70′s supermodel Lauren Hutton. So says Hutton, “She’s got the bones of a flamingo and the spirit of a gladiator.” From dodging paparazzi to high-speed car chases, Lohan declares being a celebrity ain’t easy: “I just feel as though it’s become a situation where people have manifested this caricature of who I am, and they act as if there’s no real person inside of it.” On the perils of fame, Heath Ledger advised her that it’s all a game: “It’s build you up to knock you down, and that’s all it is. And you just have to see if you can stand through it.” As for her relationship with SamRo, Lindsay doesn’t say much, other than, as a Cancer, “in relationships I’m screwed.” [Interview] Keep reading »
Dr. Martens isn’t the only boot-maker collaborating with other designers this year. Hunter Boots, famed for their wellies, asked Jimmy Choo to work with them, and a pair with an embossed crocodile pattern, leopard-print lining, and gold-metal buckles and rivets was the result. The boots will be available in June for $395 in Jimmy Choo stores and on its website. In case you’re price shopping, a pair of Hunter Originals goes for $115.95. [WWD via Nitrolicious] Keep reading »
A 50-year-old Madonna will be the new face of luxury brand’s Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2009 collection. The idea to use Madonna came to Marc Jacobs, the label’s creative director, while watching her concert in Paris last year. “I just blurted out, ‘I think we should do Madonna,’” he said. “I was totally just blown away by it, and moved by her performance, by what she had to say, and her energy.” He sent her a text asking if she’d be interested, she replied, “I’d love to,” and she was quickly reunited with photographer Steven Meisel, who took the pictures for her infamous Sex book in 1992. Madonna resurrects the whole underwear-as-outerwear schtick in Meisel’s shots of her wearing fishnet tights and LV lingerie in a smoky French bistro setting. In another one of the six campaign images, Madonna actually dons a jacket.
Antoine Arnault, Louis Vuitton’s communications director, explained their choice in the Queen of Pop: “Madonna is glamorous. She has a global image. She’s the ultimate performer and businesswoman, and not someone who is just a famous singer. She has travelled. She has tried to change things.”
The more-than-famous singer was reportedly paid $10 million for her hard day’s work but Arnault has denied the figure, saying the real fee was “very far away from that.” Hopefully, she got to keep the panties. [Telegraph.co.uk]
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Nobody can pry that glass of haterade from conservative pinup Ann Coulter’s hands, it seems. In her new book, Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America, Coulter rips into incoming First Lady Michelle Obama for her sense of style. Decrying Mrs. Obama as a wannabe Jackie O., the right-wing mouthpiece writes: “Her obvious imitation of Jackie O’s style — the flipped-under hair, the sleeveless A-line dresses, the short strands of fake pearls — would have been laughable if done by anyone other than a media-designated saint.” Instead, Coulter prefers Republican fashion plate Cindy McCain, who, Coulter says, “dressed well without freakishly imitating famous First Ladies in history.” We’d agree — that is, if we preferred Stepford Wives to fashion icons. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
We’ve written about men in skirts on the Frisky previously, but apparently the trend has it the epidemic level. One Joe in Pennsylvania wrote Dear Abby about his predilection for sporting skirts. “I’m a married man, confident in who I am, who wears skirts for comfort.” Um, OK. But why? “I feel that skirts are more comfortable than pants, which I find tight, restrictive and uncomfortable. I wear skirts around the house, when I’m out running errands and when I attend church. My clergyman has raised no objection to it.” My, what a liberal clergyman you have. Joe’s wife is supportive of his style choices, but their extended family isn’t thrilled. Abby pronounces: “As long as you have the testicular fortitude and shapely enough legs to wear skirts, then you have my blessing.” Well! Problem solved then. According to the Cut, 2009 is the year of the man-skirt. Keep reading »
I found these crazy heels by way of Trend de la Creme. Aren’t they wild? This particular model, with a rocket-riding robot on it, is called the Wonder Girl. Their creator? The UK-based shoe manufacturer Irregular Choice. And they’ve got plenty more shoe oddities to chose from, for girls who like to let their heels do their talking for them. Take, for example, these pale blue cheekily charmed boots with a see-through heel. These big-buckled ones sport prancing unicorns on their soles. Cherry Loves It are poppin’ if you’re lookin’ to get Shibuya-ready. Fancy yourself a space cowgirl? And then there’s the Alphabite. For dancing girls: a sky-high boot with a tipping slot. The line comes from the mind of designer David Sullivan and have rocked the runway at Heatherette. Keep reading »
You probably know Kelly Cutrone from her appearances on “The Hills” and now “The City,” but there’s so much more to her than wearing black, yelling at people, and giving advice about men.
1. Her dream job is “Being paid one million dollars a year to be a teacher in a village school in South India.”
2. She went to Syracuse University.
3. She has a young daughter named Ava. Keep reading »