Elle editor-in-chief Robbie Myers went on “Today” this morning to talk about body types and how curvier models are getting more attention in the fashion industry these days, with more womanly figures walking the runways at Louis Vuitton, Prada, and more. She said, however, that women reading magazines or watching movies don’t want to see bodies like their own in the media; while we don’t want to see anorexic models, we “respond more to women who are a little bit above average. … Seeing someone who looks like [the average woman] doesn’t actually send her out and make her want to go shopping.” We’re gonna guess that Elle won’t be jumping on the plus-size model bandwagon anytime soon. [MSNBC] Keep reading »
Years may go by, but Courtney Love will always look the same: glamorous and slightly out of it. [Design Scene] Keep reading »
The new issue of Entertainment Weekly hits newsstands today, and while the cover is Robert Downey Jr., the inside is all Betty White. Check her spread out above. “I am so sick of the words ‘Betty White,’” she says. “I can imagine how the rest of the world feels!” Please, we still love you, lady. [Entertainment Weekly via NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Time magazine takes it upon itself to narrow down the 100 most influential people in the world on a yearly basis to create the “Time 100″ list. Along with the requisite world leaders — Barack Obama, Bill Clinton — a few fashion people generally earn a spot for their efforts. But this year, the list includes just one designer, Marc Jacobs. In the issue, Victoria Beckham offers her opinion on Marc, claiming he’s “one of the most interesting and intellectual men” she’s ever known and crediting him with innovative designs and the skill to determine trends. And I certainly agree. After all, the man walks around in a kilt and has fashion editors scrambling to their seats in order to see his shows. My problem is with the rest of the list. Do Robert Pattinson, Lady Gaga, and Simon Cowell really belong on the same level as leaders like the President? I’d argue that designers like Karl Lagerfeld or Ralph Lauren are a great deal more influential than a celebrity who doesn’t know how to wash his hair. View the full “Time 100″ here and draw your own opinion. [Time] Keep reading »
Several of us on the Frisky staff were newspaper dorks back in college (like this is surprising), so we hold a fondness in our heart for school papers. Oh how the times, they are a changin’: Columbia students just put out the debut issue of a publication called Hoot, a glossy fashion journal that puts our inky campus crime blotter clips to shame. For starters, they’ve got Kelly Bensimon on the cover, which might seem like a weird celeb pick for Ivy Leaguers but, when coupled with the rest of the edgy reporting, shows how inclusive Hoot‘s viewpoint is. Some other goodies: an article about fashion for Orthodox Jewish girls, a profile on North Korean denim line Noko (which we wrote about, as well), and a message from Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Amy Astley. Check out the entire issue on Hoot‘s website.
We just have one question—can we work there, too? [Hoot Magazine via BlackBook] Keep reading »
It’s a totally beautiful day today and amidst all the drama in the world, the tabloids are miraculously upbeat. Everyone lost a bunch of weight and celebs are being really nice to each other this week. Most importantly, Sandra Bullock has a new baby! I know I should have given you guys a spoiler alert, but I’m so excited. And so you can be just as happy as I am, we’ve rounded up the top stories from this week’s tabloids in a convenient cheat sheet. We wouldn’t want you to get a paper-cut or anything. Keep reading »