Erykah Badu has long been one of my favorite neo soul artists, not to mention one of the most fashionable people, um, anywhere (putting aside that her influence may have led to then-boyfriend Common embracing crochet pants, but I digress). So it’s awesome to learn that Badu has been named the face of Givenchy’s latest ad campaign, in part because having a Black woman be the muse for such a high fashion brand, in an industry where they are generally wholly underrepresented, is a breath of fresh air. In fact, all of the female models used in Givenchy’s latest campaign are women of color. Givenchy designer Ricardo Tisschi told Style.com of the homogeniety in fashion:
“It’s 2013. Everybody’s being so cool about Instagram, about Facebook, any media — everybody’s being so open. At the end of the day, why are not so many black girls or Latin girls in shows? When you have an American president who is black! When I see this happening, it’s quite sad, I think. People can be so avant-garde, so advanced, but actually not, because people are still making differences between skin color.”
As for his selection of Badu, apparently he had the singer in mind for awhile, saying, “Erykah, she’s an icon—come on! … “She’s one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life. She’s got such a good sense of proportion, of colors.” Truth. Click on through for just a small handful of Badu’s amazing fashion statements over the years… [Style.com]
Attention-starved Kim Kardashian and wee rap snack Kanye West were at the Givenchy show in Paris over the weekend, celebrating Riccardo Tisci’s latest creations. But believe it or not, there was one person who managed to steal the attention from the powdered fameballs…
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One of my favorite men’s looks is a sleek pair of high top sneakers, and don’t even get me started on my oxford boot fetish. However, thanks to Givenchy, I now know that these two awesome styles should never, ever, under any circumstances be combined. The result, as you can see, is a perplexing, fur-lined atrocity of a shoe. [Refinery 29]
Shockingly, it has come to my attention that the perpetually sleek Cate Blanchett has fallen victim to A Lot of Freakin’ Look. It’s certainly not the first time a celebrity has gone a little overboard, nor will it be the last, but Cate is usually so damn impeccable! Let’s break it down. The top: love, skirt: love — worn together, the otherwise awesome pieces synthesize into all kinds of patterns and stripes and not knowing where exactly to look. So while this isn’t necessarily a bad look, it is indeed a lot of it … but I would still steal that shirt right off her back any day. She won’t miss it.
We know, by now, that knits adorned with snowmen, reindeer or Santa Claus embroidery are strictly forbidden, except in the case of the occasional ugly sweater party. And, really, even then, we’re still against them.
But we’re no Scrooges. We like showing our Christmas spirit as much as the next stylish gal. The question is, where do you draw the line between tony and tragic? Read more … Keep reading »
Givenchy‘s gold cowboy boots: perfect for cameos in porn movies, dinner with Madonna, and Texas prom. [The Outnet] Keep reading »