Taylor Jacobson wants you to know she’s doing just fine, thank you very much.
The blond, sometimes brash celebrity stylist split from Rachel Zoe in August of 2010 and was the subject of one-sided attacks on Zoe’s eponymous reality TV show, “The Rachel Zoe Project.”
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Recognize that pretty/awkward face? It’s Ann Ward, winner of Tyra Banks’ Cycle 15 of “America’s Next Top Model.” Here she is in her as-promised May 2011 Vogue Italia shoot, looking all deer in headlights. For the full spread, click here. Do you think Ann deserved to win? Would Tyra be proud? [Fashin] Keep reading »
Meet the new faces of “plus-sized” modeling. This week Ford Modeling Agency unveiled Ford+ Models, its new division of plus-sized models meant to turn the industry on its head. According to the agency, Ford+ models range in size from 8 to 18, and are an attempt to widen the playing field of what it means to be beautiful. After all, when models like Lara Stone (who is a size 4) are considered “too fat” to be real models, it’s clear that the modeling industry’s notions of beauty have grown very, very narrow. Said Gary Dakin, who’s running Ford’s plus division: “There are better clients, jobs, photographers, rates, etc.,” for plus-sized models. “The girls have evolved too … they are challenged now more than ever to be better and they challenge the industry right back.”
Except for one small thing: do any of these women look plus-sized to you? Keep reading »
See this incredible lady — and her incredible necklace — above? That’s fashion icon and interior designer Iris Apfel. And soon, you’ll be able to own a tiny piece of her sartorial splendor when she launches her very own line of costume jewelry for the Home Shopping Network. Her HSN line will be called Rara Avis by Iris Apfel and will range in price from $20 to $180. Iris says the collection is inspired by both modern and vintage pieces and will be made from Lucite, metals, and beads. “I have amassed an enormous collection of bags, belts, bangles and beads without which I would be lost.,” she explained. “One can change the entire look of an outfit by substituting one accessory for another. I love objects from different worlds, different eras, combined my way. Never uptight, achieving — hopefully — a kind of throwaway chic.” We can’t wait. [Racked] Keep reading »
Planes, trains and automobiles — we know you’re a jetsetting girl (even if you’re just jetting to Grandma’s to say hi). But instead of wearing a bulky coat and carrying all your crap in a purse, try this “sleeper hoodie” from Burton. There’s internal pockets for a passport and tickets, as well as a pocket for headphone cable port! The underarms are ventilated, lest you offend fellow passengers with your stink, and a removable, inflatable neck pillow for napping. Plus, the Burton sleeper hoodie is 100 percent cotton, so you can throw it in the wash when that creepy guy dozing on your shoulder starts to drool. We may not wear casual hoodies often, but when we do, it’s in style!
Speaking of strange beauty advice
from celebrities, Kelly Bensimon
is probably not a reliable source for anything other than acting a fool on reality TV. But girlfriend does
have great hair, so her “DIY Hair Cocktail” recipe is worth a listen. Kelly posted a YouTube video of herself on massaging olive oil, salt, lemon and vodka into her locks — supposedly on the advice of her hairdresser pal, who promised it’d give Kelly’s ‘do a “beachy” look. Sounds more like a “drunky” look to me. Any idea if vodka/lemon/salt/olive oil works — or does it just make you smell like a sorority girl on her 21st birthday? Kelly stops the video before we see the results! [YouTube
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