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)
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
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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.
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.