The world of fashion is a place full of richness, luxury, and art. But it’s also an industry known for an obvious dark side. Does it, however, cause people to take their lives? Following the huge controversy over Alexander McQueen‘s death, another shock now comes from the style world: Burberry model Tom Nicon, the male face of the brand, has committed suicide. The 22-year-old jumped out the window of his fourth floor apartment in Milan. Reportedly, Nicon had been having problems with his girlfriend. While police are citing this as a probable motivator of his death, it’s nevertheless disturbing to see Nicon’s actions add to a frightening trend in model statistics. Several models have taken their own lives recently including Noemie Lenoir in May and Daul Kim, a face of Gap, who left clues about her fatigue from work and depression online before hanging herself. [Telegraph] Keep reading »
Remember that episode of “Full House” when D.J. begins middle school and starts caking on the makeup and dressing like a slut to fit in with the cool girls? In the end, it was wise Aunt Becky who imparted upon her some of the best womanly advice: “The secret to makeup is to look like you’re not wearing any.” That’s the concept behind Burberry‘s new line of cosmetics. In fact, in describing the collection’s feel it sounds almost as if Christopher Bailey, creative director of the British fashion house, lifted lines from the family sitcom script. He explains: “The Burberry girl wears just a trace of makeup — no crazy eyes or crazy lips … Makeup should enhance women, not just cover up what they perceive as flaws.” The mix of products relies on subdued hues (“inspired by the label’s classic trench coat and by the moody hues of the British climate,” reports the New York Times“) and brings classy packaging to lipsticks, foundations, powders, and more.
Worth checking out if you’re a Burberry fan. Or just feeling nostalgic for “Full House.” [T Magazine Blog] Keep reading »
Burberry just launched a small, limited-edition collection based on the theme of rain (April showers, more specifically). The range includes Haymarket checked rain boots, printed umbrellas, trench coats, and a whole mess of small accessories. We have to laugh for a second because if this special line is rain-themed, then what was everything else Burberry produced before it? Just OK weather trenches? Sun-brellas? Swamp-wading boots? Because those all seem like items we’d love to use … in the rain. Just sayin’. [L.A. Times] Keep reading »
These child models for Burberry‘s kid’s collection are so cute we might puke. Doesn’t this kind of make you want to have kids just so you can parade them around in a mini Burberry trench? [Style Frizz] Keep reading »
Burberry is taking this Fashion Week into the techno age. The brand, known for a classic, plaid-loving aesthetic, is streaming its London show to Paris, New York, Tokyo, Dubai and L.A. … in 3D. The Feb. 23 trench-fest is supposed to bring audiences around the world straight to the runway. Combining “Avatar“-like special effects plus Emma Watson’s epic payday? It looks like Christopher Bailey is launching himself into the world of major bank. [Secret Sales] Keep reading »
Photoshop Fail: Emma Watson‘s leg disappears in one of the new Burberry ads. But does she really need all her limbs when she has brother Alex to lean on and is the highest-grossing actress of the decade? [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »