In the latest news of a company knocking a girl down when she's already down (in rehab, that is), clothing company DNAM is adding another lawsuit to Lindsay Lohan's decorated files, E! reports. The manufacturer of Lohan's 6126 leggings line, which Lohan sued in 2013 over licensing issues, responded with fury, and is now suing the actress for $5 million, claiming that Lohan's drink-and-drug-fueled antics tarnished sales. According to DNAM, starting from spring 2011 and onward, "no one would touch the line," and buyers specifically avoided purchasing the leggings "because they did not want to be associated with Lohan's drug addled image." Either that, or leggings just went out of style.
Say what you will about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr (that she will ruin Tumblr, that she overpaid, that she must crack down on its porn GIFs, that she's a bad feminist, that anyone who talks about her is a bad feminist), there's one person who's definitely got her back— After Earth star and Kylie Jenner's boyfriend Jaden Smith. To Smith, Tumblr is the Internet."I don't really go on the Internet except for going on Tumblr." »
Today, it seemed like Cannes had suddenly morphed into a convention for Victoria's Secret models past and present. The premieres of Cleopatra and Behind the Candelabra were crawling with folks like Joan Smalls, Chanel Iman, Erin Heatherton, Jessica Hart, and Barbara Palvin, with a few actors like Matt Damon and Moran Atias thrown in to remind people what the red carpet was actually for. Smalls was arguably the best dressed of her runway cohorts in plunging blush-pink Emilio Pucci, although it was hard to ignore Petra Nemcova in a shimmery white gown by the same designer.
Meanwhile, the actresses did a good job of holding their own, particularly Sharon Stone in her electric blue Cavalli. Jessica Chastain made a decent showing in white Versace, which she jazzed up with an enormous necklace, and Milla Jovovich wore a backless Prada dress that resembled a sparkly pinafore. Click through our slideshow to see the highlights from Cannes day seven, and don't worry: There are still four whole days left of red carpets to click through.
As a good chunk of movie stars were off in Cannes this week, flashing their megawatt smiles on red carpets, the New York party scene was saturated with fashionistas, socialites, and girly D.J.'s (a.k.a Chelsea Leyland and Hannah Bronfman). Prince Harry attended a polo match at the Greenwich Polo Grounds; Aby Rosen threw a star-studded birthday bash at the Paramount Hotel, where Ashley Olsen's cheeks got pinched; Bono was snapped speed-walking; and André Leon Talley posed with a princess. Kerry Washington side-hugged Iman at an Elle and Tod's event celebrating her, and designers like Zac Posen, Peter Som, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Olivier Theyskens, and Narciso Rodriguez looked happy to be celebrating the down-time. Click through the slideshow to enjoy famous faces getting loose.
Dr.Hauschka has released a new line of body washes that not only cleanse and hydrate the skin, but also supposedly lift your mood through the aromatic power of essential oils. Those ingredients, plus various plant extracts, cleanse the skin, so the soap-free formulations feel more like moisturizer than body wash.There's one for all of your moody needs. »
Arik and Laurent Bitton, the brothers behind the label IRO, took a roundabout route to starting a business. Back in the early aughts, Laurent moved to New York City to pursue a career in music as the lead guitarist and singer in a rock band. The group got a respectable following and signed with BMG in Paris, but they eventually disbanded after four years. Laurent then teamed up with his brother, Arik, to go into the family business: fashion.
Back in France, Bitton's parents ran Somebody, a ladylike womenswear line, for twenty years. That experience shaped the brothers' knowledge of the industry and gave them the necessary connections to start their own label. Starting in 2005 with a small collection of tees, jeans, and dresses, the brand quickly expanded around the globe. The Cut caught up with Laurent when the brothers were in town to celebrate the opening of their New York flagship store in Soho, where we chatted about the illusion of Parisian cool and the street-style circus."I think Parisian cool is a fake image. A New York girl wearing IRO is even more cool." »
Tim Wilkinson, a volunteer for Trailfinders Australian Garden, was so excited when his team won two top prizes at the Chelsea Flower Show today that he stripped down to his striped boxer briefs and leaped into a nearby water feature. (His teammates, Wes Fleming and Phillip Johnson, cheered him on from the safety of dry land.) According to the Daily Mail, the Queen had visited their prize-winning garden just moments before, but "whether or not she was treated to the sight of the streaking man is currently unconfirmed."
Starting this Wednesday, the vintage experts from Resurrection will be flooding 1stdibs.com (and their own boutiques in New York and Los Angeles) with clothing and accessories from Gianni Versace's designs from the eighties and nineties. The sale, aptly titled "SuperModa!," will include silhouettes and themes from iconic Versace collections: safety pins, metallic colors, leathers, fringe, Marilyn Monroe — oh my. Click through the slideshow for an early taste of some of the bondage dresses and heavy gold belts before the sale goes live tomorrow.
Every year at Cannes, Dior sets up shop at the Majestic — the massive five-star hotel on the Croisette that serves as base camp for film-festival shmoozing. While most of the showbiz crowd runs from event to event like crazed chickens, stars wearing Dior gowns to premieres are whisked up to the sprawling sixth-floor suite to be made up by pros before facing the flashing lights and screaming fans. Here, silence and calm reign: Spotless makeup stations are tucked into discreet corners; the nail bar is stocked with every color. All this is set off by the jaw-dropping sweep of the Mediterranean — and a bird's-eye view of the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals. And after finishing with a client, the makeup team gathers on the wraparound terrace to cheer them on as they climb the Palais steps. La classe.Read on for pro-tips from the artists. »
“Let’s go over what we’ve learned tonight,” said Amy Poehler, after monologues by Dianna Agron, Alexa Chung, Zosia Mamet, Lucy Punch, Emma Roberts, and Amy Schumer at last night’s "These Girls" event, put on by Glamour magazine at Joe's Pub. Lesson No. 1: “Do not use the Internet.” The perils of technology were prominently discussed among the performers, from Punch’s deep fear of Twitter (“I am not tweeting because I’m scared what people think and I don’t know who I am”) to Emma Roberts's memory of a cruel blog post about her stint at Sarah Lawrence. “I was being bullied,” she said. “And the irony was, I had just done a PSA on bullying.”"Why am I so fucking anxious?” »
Today, VFILES's web-reality-show-mockumentary MODEL FILES returns with its second season, reeling fashion-world addicts back in for another round of New York life as told from the point of view of casting agent Preston Chaunsumlit. Within the first minute, we learn that the formerly blue-haired man — who once cast infants for an Opening Ceremony shoot by chasing after "hot moms," smized with abandon through a "Model Yoga" class, and introduced viewers to the complex world of male modeling — is now ... homeless.
Before brushing his teeth with his index finger, he shares, "The truth is, I'm homeless now ... I'm a free agent and I can do whatever I want!" This apparently means asking interns to Instagram photos of him, flossing in front of an iMac, and posing on motorcycles for photo shoots. It's evident that, even though he's homeless, he's found fame (and embraced it) as an Internet meme. This season promises other fresh faces, including model “bad boy” Cole Mohr; former reality star Bridget Helene; and the tween son of a fashion executive, named “Little Ben." Click above to watch a sneak preview of the first episode from season two.
So often, fashion-heavy dressing never looks comfortable — shoes are painfully high, jewelry gets piled on, and clothing tends to be seasonally inappropriate. But this snapshot from last September's fashion week scene shows how a laid-back, easy-to-wear outfit can still be incredibly chic. Begin by choosing a slouchy-striped shirt (with the shoulder seam hitting midway between the shoulder and the elbow); usually a men's style has the right fit for this look, although sizing up a women's one could work if you prefer it to be nipped at the waist. Roll up the sleeves to underscore the casual vibe and then combine with a graphic, color-blocked skirt to create feminine counterbalance. Finish off the look with warm-weather-appropriate chunky white shoes that you can actually walk in. In the case above, the stylish show attendee opted for a pair of clogs. But a thin pair of flatforms are more versatile while still offering enough heft to anchor the look.
Click ahead to see three ways to recreate the look.
Interview with a guy who's volunteering with the post-tornado rescue effort? Damn inspiring.
Interview with a guy who's volunteering with the post-tornado rescue effort while wearing a tank top emblazoned with the phrase "SHE WANTS THE D"? Less inspiring.
Someone at CNN must have noticed, because about 29 seconds into the chat they cut to some B-roll footage of rubble.
In Piscataway, New Jersey, last weekend, legions of so-called steampunks convened at the Steampunk World's Fair, a three-day melting pot of fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and insane face paint. They had attended the fair dressed in fantasty-meets-Victorian-meets-mad-scientist outfits to frolic around the grounds. The schedule was packed with musical acts, art auctions, extravagant balls, costume contests, and even a workshop dedicated to creating a "believable alternate Steampunk world," a sort of anarchy-inspired update of the American industrial revolution. The Cut sent photographer Amy Lombard to capture the alt scene in action, snapping steampunk's finest retro-futuristic ladies wearing horns, pounds of makeup, extravagant headpieces, tons of black lipstick, and ominous-looking hoop-cage skirts. Zoom through the slideshow to see the costumes up close, and definitely don't blow past our favorite: the unicorn maiden dressed in lilac.
In 2009, photographer Alexandra Carr spent roughly a year snapping thousands of portraits of Boardwalk Empire actress Paz de la Huerta on a 35 mm Nikon camera. The ongoing photo project was not only a testament to their friendship — they'd meet up regularly on Sundays at Paz's tiny "jewel box" of an apartment or drive to an isolated Coney Island armed with an arsenal of wigs and furs — but also served as an emotional and artistic release for both women. Paz was nursing heartbreak from a difficult breakup while Carr was stuck in an artistic rut in the middle of a recession, and the photo-book project, eventually named The Birds Didn't Die Over the Winter, was a catharsis.
"This book, in a way, is about the end of suffering," Paz told the Cut. "I love myself for the first time of my life. So as David Bowie killed off Ziggy Stardust, I killed off [my past self], whatever you want to call her." The book is filled entirely with portraits of the actress walking aimlessly around New York, chasing seagulls on Coney Island, changing outfits in a car, or lounging in her cozy apartment. In addition to the shots, Paz added hand-written quotations and original lines of poetry to accompany the dreamy selection. "We are all polyamorous," one reads, while another vaguely states, "Everyone is a ghost." The Cut caught up with both women to chat about the collaborative process, and other thoughts on love, losing it, and figuring out your twenties."I was like, 'The birds didn’t die over the winter, oh my God!' »
At last night's "These Girls" event at Joe's Pub, hosted by Glamour, the Cut cornered Gloria Steinem to pick her brain on Yahoo's big Tumblr acquisition. Or, more specifically, whether Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer should take it upon herself to crack down more stringently on Tumblr's porn and "thinspiration" sites. "Yes," said Steinem, but added quickly that Mayer's responsibility isn't just about her being a woman. "It's not about biology, it's about consciousness," she said. "If you are a civil rights person, you don't want to further racist literature, and if you are concerned about anti-Semitism, then you don't want to further that kind of literature either." But Mayer shouldn't feel compelled to do away with all of the sex stuff: "Porn and erotica aren't the same thing," Steinem clarified. "Porne means female slave, and it isn't about sex — it's about violence against women." Erotica, on the other hand, gets her stamp of approval.
In a surprise upset, the red-carpet staircase at the Cannes Film Festival has overtaken the red-carpet staircase at the Met Gala as The Most Perilous Staircase in Show Business. In three days, two starlets have fallen prey to staircase-induced wardrobe malfunctions. Last night Rosario Dawson exposed flesh-toned panties through the thigh-high slit of her Elie Saab gown while climbing the stairs. And on Saturday, Eva Longoria exposed a panties-free portion of herself while climbing the stairs in a Monique Lhuillier gown.
Stylists: Beware the stairs of Cannes.
Republican nominees for the upcoming Virginia statewide elections appear committed to upholding the Commonwealth's tradition of invasive and unnecessary vaginal ultrasounds and arcane regulations designed to put abortion providers out of business. Mother Jones’s Kate Sheppard has the rundown.Pro-life money is already flowing in. »
Rihanna's reality-TV debut, a fashion-competition show called Styled to Rock, didn't get much attention in the U.S. when it aired in the U.K. from August to October last year. Co-produced by the singer, the first season also starred British designer Henry Holland, recording artist Nicola Roberts, and celebrity stylist Lysa Cooper as "mentors" for the contestants, who were challenged to design outfits for specific performance artists like Kanye West (who didn't actually appear on the show). The winner, 22-year-old Zainab Vandu-Chikolo, got to dress Rihanna for her performance at the Wireless Festival last July. (See the outfit, complete with snake hat and bustle, below.)Now it's coming to the U.S. »
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