In the ’60s, Models Floated Through Paris in Bubbles | Several of the frames feature bystanders simply gawking at the strange sight of the hovering orb, which Sokolsky worked into strong compositions. | WIRED.com
A major fashion label reached peak tone-deafness this week after a PR flack sent out an email blast to journalists to brag about actress Amy Adams carrying one of their bags to Philip Seymour Hoffman’s wake. “We are pleased to announce Amy Adams carrying the Valentino Garavany Rockstud Duble bag from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection on Feb. 6 in New York,” Valentino’s “celebrity relations manager,” Upasna Khosla, said in an email. It’s just too bad they didn’t manufacture a line of authentic PSH-emblazoned sweatpants in time for the funeral—it could have been the synergetic marketing event of the season!
After an uproar, Adams’ rep quickly distanced her from the gaffe: “Amy Adams is not a paid spokesperson for Valentino, and the suggestion she would use this moment to participate in a promotion is truly appalling,” spokeswoman Megan Moss Pachon said in a statement. Valentino apologized as well: “We sincerely regret releasing a photo to the media this morning of Amy Adams with a Valentino Bag,” they said in a statement. “We were not aware the photograph was taken while she was attending the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman. It was an innocent mistake and we apologize to Ms. Adams who was not aware, or a part of, our PR efforts.”
For what it’s worth, the caption on the photos (see above) provided by Getty Images read: “Amy Adams attends the wake for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel on February 6, 2014 in New York City.” It makes total sense that they could make that mistake then, if they, ya know, are illiterate.
Russell Brand, ensuring he will never receive another fashion award, from anyone, anywhere, ever. At least not until some awards show needs him to liven things up a bit.
(via There Is a Secret Parade of Hat-Wearing Dinosaurs on British Vogue‘s Site Right Now | Fashionista)
Cyber warfare comes to fashion industry
Never say Amanda Bynes doesn’t have it all going on.
Pixie-faced Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr would seem to be very popular, right? I mean, we know her name, she’s married to Orlando Bloom, and she’s all over your little brother’s walls. And yet, Us Weekly is claiming that Kerr has not had her VS contract renewed, because she “has a difficult reputation” and “was not a big seller.” Which, hm, how do they measure that? Which model sells, I mean. Seems complicated. Maybe that’s Victoria’s secret. Anyway, the important distinction to make here is that we’re really talking about whether or not Miranda Kerr is still a Victoria’s Secret Angel, meaning one of the top ambassadors of the brand. Her $1 million contract for that was supposedly not renewed, but VS could still use her for the catalogues or have her stand outside one of the stores in some shopping mall somewhere trying to lure people in. So she’s not necessarily done with the brand forever, it’s just that she’s not an Angel anymore. So says Us Weekly, anyway. Vogue is reporting that no such thing has happened. They spoke to VS’s chief marketing officer, as if he would know anything, who said, “Miranda Kerr is one of the best models in the history of the business — and easily one of the most popular.” He continued, “While her international commitments have kept her away from us more than we’d like over the past few years, she will always be an Angel to me.” (via Is Miranda Kerr Still a Lingerie Model? - Richard Lawson - The Atlantic Wire)
From the March 25th ‘Style Issue’ of The New Yorker magazine
The Making of a Collection, Part 1: Ohne Titel Finds Inspiration for Fall 2013 in Chelsea Galleries
Another Chelsea-based video, this one featuring the process that designers Flora Gill and Alexa Adams go through while preparing the new Ohne Titel collection.
(i don’t know much about fashion, but this series is interesting and their offices are in the Starrett-LeHigh Building around the corner from my apartment, so i think it’s interesting.)
Storm Troupers: Celebrating Hurricane Sandy’s First Responders
Photographed by Annie Leibovitz
See the slideshow
Annie Leibowitz has officially become pointless. I know she needs the money, but I’m not sure why magazines continue to hire her. Not trying to be mean (although I could be brutal if I chose to). Just curious about it, that’s all.
This is kind of a great article.
Does [your mom] try to veto stuff?
I have a muumuu that she said she’d pay me to burn/never wear again.
Is this different from that time your mom talked about you on the Senate floor and The Daily Show picked it up? [For everyone else: During a September 2011 hearing on the post office, McCaskill said her mom had kept a box of letters she had written to her in college. “My kids are in college now,” McCaskill said. “I don’t have a box like that. In fact, I had to impose a rule: You cannot get money by text message. I was getting like this gibberish spelling — ‘Need money 2day’ — you know, it is ridiculous.” Jon Stewart’s reaction: “That is the most masterful Jedi knight mother guilting I have— Claire McCaskill just entered the fact that her children don’t write her enough into the congressional record.”]
This is better than that, if only because she basically called us out on being awful children on the Senate floor.
What about when your mom tweets about you?
Oh man, she’s lethal with her iPhone camera. We try to monitor her, but sometimes she goes rogue and tweets pictures of us sleeping on the campaign RV. She tweeted a grainy picture of us waiting in line to vote earlier in the day without us knowing.
Edie Sedgwick’s screen test
It Don’t Rain in Beverly Hills by Dean & Britta
Empire State Tumblr Tee. June, 2012
Tommy Pom sent me a present today, or maybe he assigned it to someone on his staff, I’m not sure (either way, thanks!). And now I can throw away all my other shirts, because this one seems like it’ll be right for any occasion. I’m going to gain back so much closet space, it’s ridiculous.