This year, as in every year, there was an absence of plus-sized women at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, which gave the organizers of Full-Figured Fashion two options: either lie down and take it, or fight back. They decided to fight back, and organized their own incredible Full-Figured Fashion Week, featuring a slew of fashion shows, runway competitions and sales tailored to the plus-size consumer. Vice’s report on the event, hosted quizically by waif-thin Charlet Duboc, chronicles the week’s events — and the rather unkind feelings non-plus-size women have toward toward their full-figured counterparts.
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It’s recently come to Fake Chloe Sevingy’s attention that she loves Hallo-we’en. And is, in fact, scared of very many things, among them, “Three day weekends with Casey Spooner, Mennonites, the unbearable lightness of being, and uncomfortable silences.” Aren’t we all? [YouTube]
Watching Justin Timberlake perform “The History of Rap: Part 3″ on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” makes us wish that J. Tims would give up this silly acting dream of his and get back to what he’s really good at: singing panty-dropping jams. Come on Justin, give the world what it wants. [NBC]
A lot must fall on the shoulders of designer Sarah Bunton as the new head of Alexander McQueen. Bunton took the reigns at the label after the designer’s suicide in 2010, and has done an admirable job in carrying on his legacy; this past April, she was tapped to design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. In this short film, Bunton talks with fashion writer Cathy Horyn about what makes a McQueen woman, and why the label’s looks always seem to be completely fresh and new. [Nowness]
Billy Corgan probably didn’t have this in mind. Or maybe he did.
In any case, filmmaker Devin Graham brings us — just in time for Halloween — the real thing: smashing pumpkins.
Graham shot the video at 1,000 frames per second and slowed down the footage so we can see the pumpkins in all their glory. Watch as seeds, pulp and orange chunks go flying. Graham also reverses the footage, so you can see just how the Jack-o-lanterns break apart. Read more…