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]
What it is: The almighty bandanna.
When we wore it: Strong throughout the ’90s.
Why we hate it: The bandana made us all go through somewhat of an identity crisis. I mean, were we badass rappers like Tupac, or dirty rock stars like Axl Rose? And what were we to think when peppy pop stars like Christina started sporting them? Reveal your true identity, bandanna.
Why we love it: Because we COULD be Tupac or Axl Rose or Christina just by the fold of a square piece of fabric. And they were super cheap, and could even function as a shirt when we had no tits (thank you, youth).
Would we wear it now? Who says I’m not wearing one as I write this…
If there’s one good thing that’s come out of the hipster movement, it’s the crop top. They have this effortlessly cool vibe about them, like somehow when we slip one on we’ll magically transform into Alexa Chung or Sienna Miller. But I’ll be the first to admit, crop tops are a tricky bunch. Unless you have abs of steel, don’t get those microscopic ones and pair them with low cut shorts. For everyone else, crops look great with high-waisted pants, shorts and skirts. And as long as there’s no midriff peeking out, you can virtually wear them to any and all occasions. So here’s to you hipsters, thanks for giving back.
This week Tori Spelling tweeted: “O-M-G … My husband @Deanracer just surprised me w/ hottest ‘Tori’ tattoo in an unbelievably intimate spot I’m blown away!”
Of course, she didn’t show us a picture of this intimate tattoo, but based on the other bad “Tori” tattoo on his elbow, we can only guess that Dean got her beloved pet chicken Coco inked on his taint. I’m sure we’ll see a Twitpic or Vine video of it soon enough … whether we want to or not.
Here are some more celebs who got intimate tattoos. [US Weekly]
Amy Adams was spotted wearing this ensemble leaving the Dorchester Hotel in Manhattan on Friday. (Am I the only one who prefers to think that the proper way to pronounce “Dorchester” is “Dorchestah”? Yes? Okay.) I love the way leaving a few buttons undone ratchets up the hotness of this look by a factor of a zillion. But while Adams’ outfit looks relatively simple it’s also pretty expensive. Like, we know for a fact that she’s wearing $450 Alexander McQueen flats. Who has that kind of money to spend on grey ballet flats? (Amy Adams.) Here’s how to get the look for a lot less. Click through for our picks after the jump.
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“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]
Oh hai. While you were doin’ whatever you do on Saturdays and I was at the beach collecting shells (because I turn into a five-year-old when I come into contact with sea air), Kim Kardashian gave birth to Kanye West’s baby. Her much anticipated baby girl was born this morning. Naturally, as soon as I found out, I packed up my beach bag and headed home so I could do a post. Just kidding, no I didn’t. Kimye’s baby was not going to ruin my beach day, dammit! Anyway, I’m home now, informing you of this momentous news. Congrats to Kim and Kanye! [People]
Blush is creeping back onto the red carpet again — as evidenced by the gowns worn by models Hanneli Mustaparta and Kaila Hart to Thursday night’s amFAR Inspiration Gala. Then we spotted it on Anna Kendrick at the See By Chloe fragrance launch, and on Italian actress Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, and we knew it was back in a big way.
But which blush is best? You tell us!
Maybe you’ve felt it before, a change in intensity, a drifting away, love that has unfortunately faded. One’s age, maturity, persona and circumstances are all factors that affect one’s relationship, and there are times when the person you thought was the love of your life ends up the stranger who shares your bed at night.
Though it’s difficult, you may eventually come to realize that though love is forever, a relationship sometimes isn’t. Here are a few signs that you’ve probably outgrown your man:
1. Don’t fool yourself. Straight up, you’re just not very compatible. If your lover’s dream is to drop out and become self-sufficient on a farm somewhere, and you’re a city person with ambitions, one of you is going to be seriously unhappy if you stay together. Or, if you always want to go out and he always wants to stay home, look for someone whose social style is closer to yours. Read more…